Outfits

Spring Outfits for the Office

Spring Outfits for the Office

Spring Outfits for the Office

Spring Outfits for the Office

Top: WHBM | Pants: WHBM | Shoes: Sam Edelman

Florals for Spring? Groundbreaking. Name that movie 😉 They say it’s because April showers bring May flowers but I think it has something to do with the fact flowers will never go out of style and they seem to brighten up any outfit. Not only is floral a beautiful print, the colors that normally accompany it are usually bright and happy too! This beautiful blouse can be worn buttoned or unbuttoned and looks just as beautiful both ways.

For sizing reference, I have found WHBM to run big in their bottoms and true to size in their tops. As for this specific floral shell top, I suggest sizing up if in between sizes. I went with the 00 and wish I had done a 0, maybe even 2. They also offer regular and petite sizing which is a God send for all of us shorties! I always opt for the petite sizing in the pants, skirts, shorts and jeans and I am 5’4″ for reference. Tops, blouses and blazers I am typically an XS or 0.

Spring Outfits for the Office

Spring Outfits for the Office

Spring Outfits for the Office

Top: WHBM | Blazer: WHBM | Shorts: WHBM | Shoes: Sam Edelman

One of the trends that I am most excited about this season are short suit sets. I have been seeing them everywhere and in all fabrics and prints too. While this trend might not be appropriate for every type of office setting I still wanted to include it in today’s post because you can bet to see it all over this Spring. And if you do love this particular set, the good news is that it comes in a matching pencil skirt that would definitely be appropriate for the office or an interview. I’m wearing a 00P in the shorts and 0P in the blazer although I wish I had gotten a 0R just because the arms are a little too cropped on me.

Spring Outfits for the Office

Spring Outfits for the Office

Spring Outfits for the Office

Top: WHBM | Pants: WHBM | Shoes: Similar 

Spring means all of the bright colors and this pair of pants checks all of the boxes. These are called the “Comfort Stretch Ankle Pant” and they hold true to their name. Not only are they cute, they are just as comfortable as they are cute given their perfect amount of stretch. I am wearing the 00P and love where the hit on my leg- perfect to show off a cute pair of shoes!

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Spring Make Up Refresh

International Womens Day Spring Make Up Refresh

I have been compensated by QVC for this post. As always, all opinions are my own!

International Womens Day Spring Make Up Refresh

International Womens Day Spring Make Up Refresh

International Womens Day Spring Make Up Refresh

International Womens Day Spring Make Up Refresh

Happy International Women’s Day ladies! While I think we should celebrate women everyday, today is a special day for womanhood and how far we have come. Celebrate all of the women who are killing it in the workforce. Celebrate all of the women who are raising babies. Celebrate all of the women who sacrifice day in and day out. Celebrate ALL of the women all over the world who are making a difference for our future. We still have a long way to go but I’m so proud to be a woman today hopefully opening doors for all of the women that will come after me.

I know this might seem unrelated but stick with me here. With Spring around the corner, a few weeks ago I thought it would be fun to challenge myself to try out some new make up products! Coincidentally right around the same time that I decided it was time for a Spring make up refresh, one of my followers asked me a question that sparked a fun idea. The question was, “If you could only use one make up product the rest of your life, what would it be?”. I didn’t even have to think twice about my answer. IT Cosmetics CC Cream of course!

I’ve used IT Cosmetics CC Cream for over 5 years, I’ve tried changing foundations and always go back to it. Always. The same follower asked me if I had tried any other other IT Cosmetics products and that’s when I realized I haven’t! How could I not have tried any other products from the brand I just deemed I couldn’t live without?! So I made it a mission to try out a full face worth of IT Cosmetics products and I’m so excited to share that my Spring Make Up Refresh is comprised of just that.

The more I dove into researching IT Cosmetics, I found out that it was founded by a woman and as a female business owner myself, it always brings me a little more joy knowing that the brand I am supporting was founded by a fellow girl boss! Women should support other women no matter how big or small!

So I’m excited to share that I found all of the products I’ve added into my Spring make up line up on a website that is supporting this mission. In honor of International Women’s Day, QVC® and HSN will be contributing $100,000 to Nest, buildanest.org, a global nonprofit committed to the social and economic advancement of women by supporting female artisans who might not have the resources they need to flourish. We invite you to visit QVC.com to learn more and support Nest—QVC is even matching donations on ALL sales today! Shop all of my new make up products below.


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February 2019 Top Ten

We are back for another monthly round up of the most purchased items from the previous month. I always love these posts because I enjoy seeing which items you ladies loved the most and which ones took a back seat. I always want to make sure that I bring you the best content and sales so looking over this data for trending items, categories and retailers helps me plan similar content for the next month and hopefully you like seeing behind the scenes a little bit too!

I’m in shock that the faux Gucci belt has fallen from it’s long reigning first place title. First place goes to a new Amazon designer dupe that is almost too good to be true and not surprising that it is a swimsuit. After my big Amazon swimsuit try on, it’s safe to say y’all love a good Amazon find and there will surely be more coming your way.

To shop any of the below items, simply click on the picture and it will take you to the retailers site to purchase! Also, if you enjoy these types of post and are curious about how I obtain this data and track sales on the back end, scroll down to the bottom of this post for more information on that!

Top Ten Purchased Items


10. POM POM BIKINI

9. STRAW ESPADRILLE

8. HIGH RISE PINK JEANS

Pink Jeans

7. LEOPARD SARONG

6. GINGHAM BIKINI

Amazon Swimsuit

5. SLIP SILK PILLOWCASE

4. SILK PILLOWCASE DUPE

3. FAUX GUCCI BELT

2. LONG SLEEVE MESH TOP

February top ten

1. SCALLOPED BIKINI

Amazon Swimsuit


And as a reminder on how I obtain the monthly top ten data…

I use an affiliate program called rewardStyle. This means that if you click on any link- whether it be from my Instagram or blog- that takes you to a product page on a retailer’s site and rewardStyle is able to track that it originated from me. Some affiliate programs will pay the influencer for every click that they generate from their site. RewardStyle pays per purchase made. This means that if you click on one of my links and then end up purchasing that item, I will get a small commission (usually between 7-12%).  Many bloggers use this same program as part of their revenue source.

Because I use this service I do have access to data analytics. This means I can track what items are clicked on and purchased. I cannot see who clicked on them or what other items might have been purchased. For example, if you click on my Gucci Belt link and then purchase a swimsuit and a top in the same transaction, I will only be able to see that a purchase was made and that the dress link is how you got to the retailer’s site.

These analytics are incredibly important to me because it allows me to see what all of you are liking. At the end of the day, this little blog business of mine is meant to be a resource for all of you so having the ability to track and measure each product’s success is invaluable. Coming from a Finance background, I tend to geek out over the analytics side of it as I find it incredibly intriguing what all of you are liking, buying and clicking on the most! It gets my gears turning because I genuinely want to bring you products that you are going to love and want to buy (at the right price point of course)!

Like I mentioned, this little blog is a full time business for me which means I am so appreciative when you choose to click and shop through my links – whether that be on Instagram or the blog. I have poured everything I have into being a resource for all of you so that hopefully it makes your life a little bit easier. I know that shopping through my links is an extra step for you, but please know it makes all the difference to me. It is how I am able to continue sharing great deals, try on sessions, and everything else. O and it allows me to pay my bills 🙂

All of that is to say, shopping through my links does not cost you anything additional (the item is the same price), the retailer will just pay me a small cut since I am the one that referred you. Please know I am so thankful when you choose to shop through my links and give me credit for helping you score a great find!

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Old Navy Thank You Event

I’m back with another highly requested Old Navy haul! They are currently having their “Thank You Event” which means everything is 40% off if you are a cardholder and 30% off for everyone else. Make sure to use code THANKYOU at checkout to apply your discount. If you do see something that you love and want to give me credit, I appreciate you purchasing through my links below! If you are more of an in store shopper and still want to give me credit, you can order online and pick up in store. This way I get credit, you don’t have to search in store for each piece and then once you pick it up you can try everything on and return what doesn’t work!

Happy shopping friends:)

Old Navy Try On

Tie Front Top: Breathable, light weight, cotton material. Size up!

Raw Edge Jeans: These are very stretchy and hit below the belly button. Run true to size. I am wearing the 0.

Old Navy Try On

Tie Front Tee: Buy this one in ALL the colors. It was one of my favorite things that I tried on. Very soft + comes in multiple colors. Size up!

Ankle Jeans: The best pair of Old Navy denim I have ever tried on. Very high quality and reminded me of Madewell denim. They have a small amount of stretch and hit right at the belly button. I am 5’4″ and would have preferred the petite length. Wearing the regular length here.

Old Navy Try On

Relaxed Fit Top: This top 100% came home with me. It is just $6 in cart!! It is extremely soft and made of cotton. I size up to a small for a little more of an oversized fit. It is long enough to wear with leggings and will also make a great swimsuit coverup!

Olive Mid- Rise Jeans: These have a good amount of stretch and run true to size. I am 5’4″ and would have needed the petite length. Wearing a regular here.

Old Navy Try On

Tencel Top: Soft, flexible fabric that is easily dressed up or down. Great for the office. I always sized up in these but if you want a tighter, structured fit, they run true to size. Come in several colors!

Olive Mid- Rise Jeans: These have a good amount of stretch and run true to size. I am 5’4″ and would have needed the petite length. Wearing a regular here.

Old Navy Try On

Graphic Tee: Old Navy graphic tees are the best! I sized up to a medium in this one in order to tie it. Size up one for normal fit and two if wanting to knot it.

Relaxed Fit Shirt: Great basic shirt that can be worn as is, tucked into jeans or tied in a knot. Size up!

Olive Mid- Rise Jeans: These have a good amount of stretch and run true to size. I am 5’4″ and would have needed the petite length. Wearing a regular here.

Old Navy Try On

Moto Jacket: Great designer dupe jacket that comes in 3 colors! Fits true to size and is light weight enough to be worn year round.

Old Navy Try On

Jumpsuit: Lightweight. linen material. Runs on the bigger side and as an elastic waist. Size down if in between sizes. Does not have pockets. Would be great for curvier women as there is plenty of room in the hips/booty! Also comes in a tall length option.

Old Navy Try On

Midi Dress: This midi dress comes in some beautiful, vibrant colors! It does run a little big so if in between sizes, size down. Also I am in the regular length here but would have needed the petite length! Could be paired with sandals or wedges and is church appropriate.

Old Navy Try On

Wrap Dress: Nursing friendly dress as it does have a working snap on the top. Runs on the bigger side so if in between sizes, size down.

Old Navy Try On

Ruffle Sleeve Dress: Perfect cotton, work appropriate dress! Would be great for a casual work environment. Could be dressed up with a pair of pumps or down with some sandals or sneakers. Runs true to size and comes in several colors.

Old Navy Try On

Midi Dress: I wanted this dress in ALL of the colors. It is the perfect Spring/Summer dress to take you from day to night. Throw it on with a denim jacket and wedges to dress it up. Runs true to size.

Espadrille Sandals: Again, buy them in ALL the colors. SO cute and a great designer dupe. They come in 4 colors. Make sure to size up a half size.

Old Navy Try On

Jumpsuit: The square neck line and pockets make this jumpsuit look much more expensive than it really is! SO flattering and comes in several colors/prints. I am 5’4″ in the regular length.

Old Navy Try On

Button Down Dress: One of my favorite things I tried on. Cute as is but would also be great unbuttoned and worn as a swim coverup. Runs true to size.

Old Navy Try On

Tencel Shirt: Soft, flexible fabric that is easily dressed up or down. Great for the office. I always sized up in these but if you want a tighter, structured fit, they run true to size. Come in several colors!

Pixi Pants: Great work wear pant for Spring/Summer. They run true to size. I am in the regular length.

Old Navy Try On

Old Navy Try On

Plaid Button Down: Great basic to own. Size up! Just $9 in cart

Pocket Cardigan: So darn soft and stretchy you will want to live in this! Runs a little oversized but I would still get your true size.

Distressed Jeans: Very stretchy and run true to size.

Old Navy Try On

Graphic Tee: Do you not die for graphic tees with cacti, fruit and flamingos? Old Navy has a ton of options right now. I always size up so I can knot them!

Mid-Rise Denim ShortsRun big, size down!

Old Navy Try On

Old Navy Try On

Swimsuits

Their swimsuits all run very true to size! I am a true XS and found that to be the case for every swimsuit I tried on.

 

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Houston Rodeo Outfits

Houston Rodeo Outfit

Houston… are you ready to Rodeoooo?!

If you are from Texas then you already know what a big deal the Houston Rodeo is. Personally, I look forward to the Rodeo almost just as much as I do Christmas and for really good reason if you’ve heard of a thing called fried Oreos! They might as well shut down work and school when the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo starts because it takes precedent over just about everything. And while we might spend the majority of the year trying to convince non-Texans that we don’t ride horses to work or that cowboy boots and hats aren’t a part of our normal everyday wear, all of that goes right out the window when the Rodeo comes to town.

When it comes to Rodeo fashion, the Rodeo might as well be Texas’ own version of New York Fashion Week. For most of us, it’s our one time of the year to pull out the most Texan attire that we own and flaunt it. Suddenly every person is dressed like they just popped out of an old western. While you can bet to find every guy in a pair of Wranglers, cowboy boots and a cowboy hat, the girls get to have a little more fun with their outfit choices. Long story short, just about anything goes as long as you’ve got your cowgirl boots on. If you live in Texas and don’t own cowgirl boots well then it’s about time you invest in a pair if you plan on sticking around the Lone Star State.

A few trends that I always love when Rodeo season comes around are embroidered attire, denim chambray, big belts and turquoise jewelry. I promise you will see it all. And I promise if you do dress to the Southern 9’s that you will not be out of place one bit. You will be more out of place if you don’t dress the part! If you are new to the Houston Rodeo or just need a little western style inspiration, see below!

On top of all of the Texan fashion, you can also bet to find a lot of country music, carnival rides, animals and a total food-lovers heaven. If you haven’t already given up hope on those New Year’s resolutions, you sure will after attending the Rodeo. They can fry just about anything you can imagine- Oreos, Twinkies, cheesecake, candy bars, ice cream, meat, vegetables you name it and they can fry it! You can always go for an old fashioned turkey leg but with all of the endless possibilities, you should probably take a page out of my book and try one of everything 🙂

Houston Rodeo Outfit

Houston Rodeo Outfit

Houston Rodeo Outfits

Houston Rodeo Outfits

Houston Rodeo Outfits

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