Mar 19, 2018
Happy Monday my beautiful friends!
First, I'd like to thank you all so very much for your incredibly kind, loving, encouraging and supportive words on both Friday's blog and Instagram posts; you really touched my heart and words cannot describe how loved and supported you truly made me feel. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. I've been blogging for quite some time and it makes me feel so good to know that I'm apart of a community of people who are there for me when I could use the extra support and encouragement. I was contemplating on whether or not I should share, I'm glad I did :)
As for today's outfit, it features a color that I'm absolutely loving for spring this year, green. To be honest, I never was one to embrace the color. It never really spoke to me, until the past couple of years, but more so these past few weeks. I had a few pieces here and there in my wardrobe, but was never all that eager to style them as frequently as my other vibrant colors. I think it all started with this BLANKNYC jacket I scored a couple of years ago during the NSale. It, unfortunately, doesn't seem to be available, as I scoured the web in hopes of finding it to no avail. However, I was able to hunt down an incredibly similar style by Levi's.
Upon purchasing it, I didn't know how I'd style it to be honest. All I knew was that I loved the color and the fact that it was a leather jacket, which you all know is my favorite outerwear. I love the look of it with white and beige to transition into spring, as I've combined here (see how I've styled it for fall/winter here, here, here & here). The eyelet details on the top make for the perfect combination in creating a springtime tale, which I'm so excited starts this week. I'm hoping the weather will get the memo and begin to warm up soon.
I also recently purchased these Franco Sarto loafers in the gorgeous kelly green shade and they've barely left my feet ever since! They're my second pair of his loafers, my first being these white mules, and I'm hooked. Both are so incredibly comfortable; the soles are so soft and offer great support. I'll be styling an outfit with the green ones soon. I know that I'll be wearing them a lot this season, as I find that they pair well with quite a few colors, some of which I found quite surprising and new to me.
Is there a color you are loving most for spring this year?
Thanks so much for stopping by, my sweet friends, and I hope you have the best week ahead!
Mar 16, 2018
Happy Friday friends,
Well, where do I begin.
It's been what seems like forever since my last blog post and a lot has transpired since then. If you follow me on Twitter or Facebook, then you know that we lost power for four days, starting last Wednesday as a result of storm Quinn.
Mar 07, 2018
Happy Wednesday my sweet friends!
About a month ago, I received the L'Oreal Elnett vox box, courtesy of Influenster, which contained the extra strong hold hairspray for dry/damaged hair from the collection. As you all know, I predominately use organic or all natural beauty products, so I was a bit reluctant to give this hairspray a try. What persuaded me was that it contains argon oil, which is what my shampoo and conditioner set contain (see that post here). I don't really use hairspray because I haven't found one that I truly love, perhaps until now.
Mar 05, 2018
Happy Monday my sweet friends!
Anyway, today's outfit is one that is perfect for the start of spring, though we're not having the most glorious weather here on the east cost. There's yet another storm watch for this upcoming weekend, which I hope we dodge because we have a couple of family festivities planned that I'd hate to see get post-poned. At the start of spring, it's still rather chilly, even though it may initially feel much warmer than it is, particularly if we've been experiencing a frigid winter. A great outfit formula that's so easy to put together is one that involves...
Feb 23, 2018
Happy Friday my beautiful friends!
I'm a sucker for all things pink and I'm not usually too choosy about the shade either. However, I must admit that this particular bubblegum pink shade can be a bit tricky to style, though not impossible. I think what makes it a little challenging is how it can lend itself to a playful Barbie vibe and perhaps that's not the vibe you'd want to go for? In that case...
Feb 22, 2018
Happy Thursday my sweet friends!
Today, I'm brining you yet another review on a skin mask I've been testing out for about a month courtesy of Alya Skin. I've mentioned a number of times how much I love using clay masks and how I use them nearly every Sunday in preparation for a new week (see my last post here).
Feb 21, 2018
Happy Wednesday my sweet friends!
Today's look features one of my favorite color combinations, burgundy and green. I typically wear them during the fall months, but I was thinking, why limit myself to them for a couple of months when I can extend the combo to winter, too. Do you tend to wear certain colors during particular months and avoid them during others?
Feb 19, 2018
Happy Monday my friends!
One of many ways to look chic in the winter (and all year long) is to go monochrome. We've talked about the power of monochrome quite a few times on the blog, but I wanted to break it down a bit more in this post and we all know that repetition and the more examples make for better understanding and inspiration. At least that what works for me! So, I figured it would be a great idea to compile them all into one post.
Feb 16, 2018
Happy Friday friends!
When was the last time you wore a mini-skirt if ever? Okay, how often do you wear a mini? I'm guessing that many of you don't wear them for the simple fact that they're well, mini, and quite short. I can totally understand if you've avoided anythign mid though for fear of looking risque becaues they require more thought when styling to prevent such a vibe. I for one stayed clear for many years because I'd like to consider myself quite conservative when it comes to my fashion choices and the thought of exposing a bit too much doesn't necessarily appeal to me.
Feb 15, 2018
Happy Thursday my sweet friends!
Today, I'm reviewing a straightening brush from HerStyler. When the folks over at HerStyler provided me with the opportunity to review one of their hot tools, I immediately took the opportunity to try out their straight brush pro. I'd been hearing a lot about straightening brushes, but had never tried them before. I either blow dry my hair or use a flat iron (which they also offer) so I thought this would be a great time to try one out and see how it works. Keep reading for my thoughts on it, as well as a step-by-step tutorial on what I did to achieve the finished look.