How She’d Wear It with Style and Cheek – Off the Shoulder Boho Styles

July 28, 2015
How She’d Wear It with Style and Cheek – Off the Shoulder Boho Styles

Are you totally in love with the off the shoulder trend yet? I hope my month long series highlighting this trend has convinced you, because now I really need to add some off the shoulder action to my closet. It’s just a really fun, sexy trend, but not only that, it’s a trend that helps showcase your strengths but can deflect attention away from problem areas like your arms. I thought of this when I was wearing a halter top and it was one of those days where I just wasn’t feeling my upper arms. Off the shoulder tops are perfect for days when you want to feel sexy but still want some coverage. Not buying any piece of clothing because you’re insecure about a body part is silly but we all do it. What’s smarter though, is wearing pieces that focus people’s attention where we want it focused, for me that happens to be my collarbone. Thankfully, the off the shoulder style is all about that area. 1. Zara Turban Style Hairband With Floral Motifs 2. Madewell Dot Hoop Earrings 3. MANGO Printed Silk Dress 4. J.Crew Super Retro Sunglasses With Clear Frame 5. Sidhe Layer Necklace from Moorea Seal 6. Graf & Lantz Andie Clutch 7. TOPSHOP FIG…

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Cut Offs and Floral Prints

July 27, 2015
Cut Offs and Floral Prints

Top: LC Lauren Conrad (old) similar here and here Shorts: Old Navy, similar here and here Earrings: Target (old) similar here and here Bralette: Victoria’s Secret, simliar here and here Sandals: Elie Tahari (old) similar here, here and here This outfit is my uniform. Okay so the shoes aren’t my usual go to despite how comfortable they are, but the shorts and top combo is something that I live in on repeat. When I’m toting Ava around on the weeks I need loose pieces that won’t cling and that I’m not afraid to get stained, torn or sticky. Little baby fingers are capable of destroying anything in their path! I’ve also been living in lace bralettes. Since I’m not of the well endowed upper region, bralettes are perfect for the smaller chested folks like myself. While it’s a struggle at times, it has its perks, like when I don’t need extra support and bralettes will do. They layer under pieces nicely and they act like their own accessory. I use to be afraid to even think of going braless to now owning a handful of lace pieces, well….I’m just as shocked as you are. Oh and these shorts…Old Navy you saved my…

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Friday Favorites – Gingham

July 24, 2015
friday favorites - gingham

Putting together this grouping I have found myself craving the outdoors and a picnic. Doesn’t gingham just instantly make you feel like playing in the park and lunching on a blanket with your loved one? If that doesn’t work maybe it just reminds you of Dorothy and The Wizard of Oz. Give me all the check because I’m just loving Gingham these days. Think of it as the spring/summer version of plaid. Shopping through the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale and hoping through all of my favorite retailers, there is not a lack of gingham out there. It seems to be making a revival of sorts and was pretty prominent on the Spring 2015 runways. DVF, Michael Kors…all of your classic All-American designers threw gingham into the mix. From cop tops to midi skirts, the options are endless. While most of the pieces you’ll find will be the classic black and white gingham, you’ll find some hints of pink, blue and green if you’re lucky.  Even though it’s a Friday Favorites post and I tend to get crazy with my ideas and picks, I kept all the pieces in the moderate price range. Sure there are a few splurges (like the DVF gingham dress) but…

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Gyro Chicken Salad

July 23, 2015
gyro chicken salad

I’m sharing this salad recipe because it’s super simple and it’s full of flavor. Sure you might think to throw a bunch of veggies and grilled chicken together and call it a salad. But this salad takes it up a notch with some extra spices. I’m one that gets bored easily by salads so when I make them at home they need to be amazing. I don’t want bland lettuce on a plate and to call it a salad. No. It needs a dressing that wows and flavors that make you think of it long after the meal is over. Salads don’t have to be boring and this salad shows you just that. It takes about 20 minutes to put together, start to finish, and you’ll be left with a delicious and healthy meal any day of the week. You’ll Need: 2 boneless chicken breasts 2 peppers, 1 yellow and 1 red, diced 2 large tomatoes, diced 2 heads of romaine lettuce, chopped 1 cucumber, diced 1 small red onion, diced 1 handful kalamata olives, rough chopped 2 lemons 1 teaspoon honey 2 cloves of garlic, minced 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano 1 tablespoon greek seasoning (or make your own with…

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Beauty Basics – Summer Skin Tips

July 22, 2015
beauty basics - summer skin tips

Last year I broke down the 5 types of products to combat oily, summer skin. And while those are great, sometimes you just need a little bit more to fight off the summer heat wave. Let’s face it…. your skin is not the same right now. My skin is in overdrive and it’s hard to deal. It’s producing more oil than usual (thanks summer heat!) and my makeup slicks off by the end of the day. If you’re like me you need some tips on how to fend off the oil and summer proof your makeup. It’s not all about waterproofing and long-wearing products. You can achieve your everyday look with the help of a few products and 3 simple tips   1. Mattifying Matters Prepping your face is the best foundation to fighting off the oil slicks. A good mattifying moisturizer AND primer can go a long way. Your skin needs moisture regardless of the climate, temperature and season. Trust me when I say it’s just as important to moisturize in the summer as it is in the winter. Change up your routine with an oil free mattifying moisturizer. Keep your skin hyrdated but reduce the appearance of moisture…

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How She’d Wear It with Style and Cheek – Tie Strap Off the Shoulder Trend

July 21, 2015
How She’d Wear It with Style and Cheek – Tie Strap Off the Shoulder Trend

I’ve really emphasized the romantic nature of the off the shoulder trend over the last two posts and the two outfits below are no different. They are perfect for any summer date night adventure. Both outfits are quite versatile and can be dressed down if need be, but you cannot deny the automatic glamour of a good off the shoulder piece. Both looks feature little tie straps, which sets them apart from the other off the shoulder pieces we’ve seen throughout July. Not only is this detail cute, it is functional and makes for a more comfortable off the shoulder experience because you don’t have to worry about any slippage as everything is tied up. You get the comfort of a strappy shirt with the sassiness of the off the shoulder top. This style is all over the place, and it’s sometimes called a “tie strap Bardot” dress or blouse, so keep that descriptor in mind when you’re looking for delectable off the shoulder pieces.   1. Robbie Sunglasses from Moorea Seal 2. Kate Spade New York Bangle Set 3. Joomi Lim Metal Luxe Spike Bracelet 4. Katie Diamond Raine Ring 5. Giles & Brother Skinny X Knot Pave Ring 6. Ringly Daydream Tech Ring 7. Rebecca…

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