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My favorite Little White Dress


You all know how much I love dresses, so I wanted to share with you this little white dress that I cannot get enough of! White dresses have become a new wardrobe staple alongside the little black dress, making these classic and timeless pieces a must have in every gal's closet. Both white and black dresses are classy and versatile and can easily be dressed up or down with sandals, sneakers, boots, or heels. I think this white dress is perfect for summer with it's strapless design and comfortable cotton material, but it could also be used as a fall transitional piece by pairing it with a cute cardi and some ankle booties.

Since the weather here in Charlotte is still scorching hot, I paired it with these cute lace up gingham sandals, which have been my most worn sandals this season. Gingham has definitely been my favorite trend this year, and I love that I can easily incorporate it into every outfit with these cute, and more importantly, comfortable sandals! Both the dress and the sandals are super affordable with the dress being under $20 and the sandals under $35! I am linking all of these items down below along with my favorite little black dress featured on my Instagram page!

What do you all think about white dresses being staple pieces? Could they possibly even be the new little black dress? *gasp*

Mask The Night Away With Formula 10.0.6


Happy Friday Loves!

The weekend is finally here, so I thought now was the perfect time to share with you how I like to spend a relaxing night in, courtesy of Formula 10.0.06.

For those of you who are not familiar with the brand, Formula 10.0.06 is a skincare company that has been around since 1933, that specializes in a wide variety of products for every skin type! I personally have sensitive/combination skin, and I found that the Be Berry Fresh Moisturizing Mud Mask was my favorite.

After a long day, the first thing I like to do when I get home is change into a comfy pair of PJ's. I got these pink satin pajamas during the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale and I must say, I am obsessed! Once I am cozied up in pajamas, I like to light a few candles in my bedroom or bathroom and then proceed to take off all of the makeup, oil and grime (eek!) that has built up on my face throughout the day. I used the Be Berry Ready Daily Foaming Cleanser to wash my face, and then applied the Be Berry Fresh Moisturizing Mud Mask in order to really give my face a good detox!

While I relax with the mud mask mask on my face, I often curl up in bed to either watch a feel-good movie or to read a book. On this particular day, I decided to read The Nightingale, by Kristin Hannah, and let me tell you, you will not want to put this one down! 

I am afraid to say that I have a bit of a sweet tooth, so while I was lounging around I also decided to break into the cookie jar and make myself a hot cup of peppermint tea. I always find that I sleep better at night when I end the day feeling relaxed, which for me equals a bit of self pampering, a hot cup of tea and a good book. 

I hope this post has inspired you to pamper yourself a little bit this weekend (you deserve it, after all), and be sure to check out Formula 10.0.6's products, which are conveniently available at Target and Ulta

What is your favorite way to wind down after a hectic day? Leave me a comment down below!

Thank you to Formula 10.0.6 for sponsoring this post. All opinions are own. 

Transition Into Fall With Sam Edelman Boots


Happy Wednesday Loves!

I cannot believe that August is already here, and this particular day in August is extra special for me because I am celebrating my 25th birthday! Cue the celebratory emojis! My boyfriend, Jay, and I are actually out of town this week for a business trip and a wedding, so I will miss out on the usual celebrations with my family and friends, but Jay has already managed to make this day extra special by surprising me with a gorgeous bouquet of flowers at the hotel! Did I mention that he is the best? :) Even though August has just begun and the weather is still ridiculously hot in Charlotte, all of the stores are releasing new items for the fall season, which has me way too excited for sweaters, scarves and pumpkin spice lattes! Yes, I am one of those people. The transition away from our bright summer wardrobes can sometimes be difficult while the weather is still warm, so I am going to give you a couple of examples on how you can easily combine pieces from your summer and fall wardrobes!

With this particular look, I combined a flared sleeve pink dress with a pair of camel Sam Edelman Boots, which are currently at a discounted price for the duration of the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale (after the sale ends on August 6th these boots will almost double in price, so be sure to snag them now!). This pink dress is perfect for both summer and fall with the long, flared sleeves, which are so trendy right now, and would also look cute when styled with a chic pair of loafers

These Sam Edelman Boots are so versatile and also look stylish when paired with skinny jeans, a v-neck tee and a cozy cardigan. This outfit combination is one of the easiest and most popular looks for the fall season, and for good reason - it is both cute and comfy! If the weather is still too warm for a pair of jeans, you can also easily style your tee and cardi with a pair of shorts for a cute and casual look. I hope you all have found some inspiration on how you can transition your summer wardrobe into the fall season, and be sure to leave a comment down below on your fall favorites!

How To Look Cute & Chic In The Summer Heat

Cute Summer Outfit
Cute Summer Outfit
Cute Summer Outfit
Cute Summer Outfit

Happy Monday Loves!

I am walking into the new week with these cute gingham sandals, but before I do I want to share with you guys a simple and easy way to look cute and chic in the summer heat!

If you're anything like me, once the temperature rises and the humidity is unbearable I just feel sweaty, drained, and not very cute. I find myself lacking creativity to put together a cute, summer outfit when it is so easy to throw on a tank top, shorts and sneakers. Not that there is anything wrong with this, but I sometimes like to look chic and put together even if the summer heat is practically begging me to stay inside in my pajamas - this happens to you too right? ;)

The great news is that there is hope for those of you like me! A dress and a pair of sandals is a perfect  and easy option for looking cute this summer. The dress that I am wearing is perfect for a summer date night, or even a coffee date with your girlfriends. The lace design automatically makes you look put together, while the shift dress shape does not cling to your (possibly sweaty) body, allowing you a little breathing room! 

I find that sandals are the best option for hot summer days, which is why I paired my pink dress with this fun pair of lace up gingham sandals. I love how these sandals steal the show with every outfit I wear, and they are extremely comfortable and so cute - definitely more chic and put together than your typical pair of flip flops!

If you are not a dress person, do not fret! You can also create a chic summer look with a skirt or shorts paired with a ruffled top, and you can switch out your flat sandals for a pair of heeled sandals. These are great options too! I am personally a dress person, so a simple dress and sandals are my easy and comfortable go-to for when I want to look cute and put together on a hot summer day.

I hope this inspired you all to have a little fun with your wardrobe this summer, and leave a comment down below telling me what you like to wear to look cute and chic in the summer heat!

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2017 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Picks

The sale of the year is here! 

That's right, the 2017 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is here and let me tell you it is AMAZING! If you are wondering what exactly is so exciting about this particular sale, I will tell you! Most sales involve stores trying to get rid of items from the previous season in order to bring in new items for the upcoming season, but the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is giving you the opportunity to buy next season's newest items at a discounted price! So if you are looking for some new clothes for fall (who isn't looking forward to cozy sweaters and pumpkin spice lattes?), now is the time to shop! The sale is currently only available to Nordstrom cardholders (apply here if interested), but the sale will be available to the public July 21st and lasts until August 6th!

Items sell out fast guys. There were some things that I coveted for my closet, but they sold out within the first 24 hours! This Nordstrom sale is a sale you definitely want to jump on right away! I was able to snag this pair of Sam Edelman Boots, which I am so in love with. A heeled boot will always be a wardrobe staple, and the camel color is so gorgeous for fall. I also picked up these adorable blush pink Riyan Waterproof sneakers that I think I will probably end up wearing every day. They are just that cute! 

For those cozy days, I picked up this Caslon High/Low Tunic in the color "Heather Grey" and these Zella Live In High Waist Leggings. I have heard great things about these Leggings, so I cannot wait to finally try them out. To add to the coziness I decided to pick up a new pair of pajamas. I rarely go pajama shopping, but when I saw these gorgeous, pink Chelsea28 Daydream Pajamas I couldn't resist! I have a weakness for satin pajamas, thanks to the popular classics from Victoria's Secret, and these pajamas are less than half of the price of the Victoria's Secret ones! Yes, please!

I also picked up a pair of Rose Gold Nadri Medium Inside Out Hoop Earrings to match my Nadri Crossover Ring, which is also a part of the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale! Finally, I picked up a picnic basket, which I realize is completely random, but my boyfriend and I have been looking for one all summer to bring along on our picnic dates, and I finally found a cute one for a great price!

Here are some of my other picks from the Nordstrom Anniversary sale that I am loving, and who knows, I may even go back for a round two and purchase some more items! ;) 

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July 4th Outfit Idea

July 4th Outfit Idea
July 4th Outfit Idea
July 4th Outfit Idea
July 4th Outfit Idea
July 4th Outfit Idea
July 4th Outfit Idea

Happy Monday everyone! July 4th is just a couple of weeks away, so I wanted to share with you an easy and cute outfit idea to wear to all of your Fourth of July festivities! This blue and white gingham dress is just darling and can be worn to a picnic, the beach, a party, a cookout - anywhere! The light cotton fabric is perfect for a hot and sunny July day, and if you're anything like me, staying cool in the summer heat is a must!

The pretty blue and white gingham pattern is so chic and on trend this season, so you can wear this dress not only on July 4th, but all summer long! I decided to style this dress with a pair of nude, heeled sandals, but if you're going for a more casual look, you can also style it with some flip flops, sneakers or flats! To finish off the outfit I wore a straw hat to add a little something extra, and to also keep the sun off of my face! ;) 

Be sure to add a little pop of red to your outfit with a handbag, jewelry, shoes, or even lipstick and you are ready for a fun-filled and stylish July 4th! ;) I hope this post has helped you in your search for a fashionable patriotic look, and if you already have your outfit picked, leave a comment down below telling me what you will be wearing!

My Top 10 Natural Skincare Products


 Happy Monday Ladies! I hope you all are having an amazing week thus far! Today I am going to share with you my top 10 natural skincare products that I use daily to maintain clear, soft and young looking skin.

Over the past few years I have tried to eliminate as many toxic products as possible due to the fact that we encounter so many toxins and chemicals every single day! While not all of my beauty and hair products are perfectly clean (I have yet to find a good natural hairspray), I try to at least keep my skincare and bath products as natural as possible.

On that note, here is a list of my top 10 natural skincare products!

1) One Love Organics Easy Does It Foaming Cleanser: This cleanser has done wonders for my skin. I have oily/combination skin with the occasional breakout, and struggled to find a cleanser that worked with my skin. This cleanser keeps my skin clear and soft, and I love that it's organic and all natural.

2) One Love Organics Morning Glory Caffeinated Firming Serum: I have tested numerous serums over the years, and never really found one that made a noticeable difference in the tone and texture of my skin.. until this one! Unfortunately, this product will not be available for much longer, but I look forward to trying another serum from this brand. Let me know if you guys have any suggestions!

3) Andalou Naturals Ultra Sheer Daily Defense Facial Lotion: This is the first natural moisturizer I tried in my quest for "clean" skincare, and I am still using it four years later! This has become my holy grail daily moisturizer. It has SPF in it for daily sun protection, and it's definitely an affordable option for natural skincare. 

4) CSI Vivid Eyes Cream: This product isn't all natural, but I have noticed a difference in the dark circles under my eyes since I have started using it. This is a good affordable option for those of you who have dark circles and fine lines like I do, but I would like to find an all natural option that is just as effective. Let me know in the comments below if you know of a great natural eye cream alternative!

5) 100 Percent Pure Luminous Primer: This is another product that I have been using for several years, and will probably never stop using it! This primer goes on the skin so smoothly, and makes my makeup look flawless when I apply it. The first ingredient in this primer is aloe, which is known for doing wonders for the skin, and it also has a variety of other oils and flower extracts to heal the skin while also priming your makeup!

6) One Love Organics Skin Savior Multi-Tasking Wonder Balm: This wonder balm is a multi-purpose product that can be used for both cleansing the skin and moisturizing. I personally like to use this product when I want to do a double cleanse. I warm the balm up in my hands and rub it on my face in circular motions. I will then use a wet, warm muslin cloth to wipe off the balm and leftover makeup on my face, while also softly exfoliating my skin. I will then proceed to use my facewash to make my face extra clean! I like to do this a few times a week, and have noticed a huge difference in the texture and clarity of my skin since starting this ritual. 

7) Acure Organics Brightening Facial Scrub: I like to use this scrub about once a week to get rid of the dead skin cells that form on my face. This scrub makes my skin extremely soft, and is perfect to use before using applying tanning products.

8) Sibu Beauty Sea Berry Therapy Purifying Clay Mask: This is my holy grail face mask! I have used several masks over the years, and I find that they tend to be either a hit or a miss, but this product NEVER fails me. Whenever my skin starts to break out I will apply this in the evening and wake up with clearer skin.

9) Pai Rosehip BioRegenerate Oil: I was a little hesitant with facial oils due to the fact that my skin is naturally oily, but this facial oil has truly been a lifesaver! I apply this in the evenings before going to sleep and will wake up in the morning with baby soft skin. I also find that it helps with healing acne scars and red spots on the face.

10) Andalou Naturals Aloe Mint Body Lotion: This is my current favorite body lotion! It's lightweight formula absorbs into the skin quickly, and the mint has a cooling effect that I love, especially during the hot summer months! The best part is that it makes my skin extremely soft! It's a win/win!

I hope you all have enjoyed this post on my top 10 natural skincare products, and I would love to know what your favorite products are for soft, clear skin! Leave a comment down below telling me your favorites, and enjoy the rest of your week! 

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