Monthly Archives: January 2017

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Valentine’s Gifts 101

January 30, 2017

Whether you’ve just started dating or have been married for 10 years, Valentine’s Day is always fun to celebrate. It doesn’t even matter if you don’t have a significant other – celebrate how much you love yourself because you is kind, you is smart, & you is important. One of my love languages is actually receiving gifts (WHO WOULD’VE THOUGHT). So put down those cliche red roses & that heart shaped box filled with mystery chocolates because I have some better ideas in store for you. read more

Beauty

Tried & True: Function Of Beauty

January 27, 2017

I have found the holy grail of shampoo/conditioners. Everyone, meet Function of Beauty – A brand of shampoo/conditioner that is completely customizable to meet your hair’s every need. I was so anxious to get my hands on this when I had first heard about it. The reviews were all amazing and I thought it was too good to be true but I was SO wrong. However, the only hang up I have about it was that it took FOREVER to ship but when you are ordering something that is uniquely tailored for you then I deem it acceptable (and because I also ordered this in the middle of the holiday season). In order to purchase you fill out a questionnaire (which took me 3 minutes max) about your hair type, hair structure and scalp moisture (mine were straight, fine, & oily) and this determines the base formula. Next, you pick your 5 hair goals (mine were color protection, volumize, fix split ends, thermal protection, & lengthen). Then you choose from four different fragrance options (I chose Sandalwood Violet which smells incredible). Then you select a color for the shampoo and conditioner! Function of Beauty products don’t contain any toxins or harmful chemicals such as parabens, sulfates, etc. Another reason I love this brand is because they are cruelty-free and never test on animals. They are also made right here in the US of A as well. So all in all they’re a pretty kick-ass company. read more

Fashion

Underneath It All

January 23, 2017

Alright this is probably one of the most important blog posts I will ever do. So sit down, buckle up, & let me learn you some knowledge. A proper undergarment is essential to EVERY. SINGLE. OUTFIT. you will ever wear in your life. I’m serious when I say that it can make or break any attire because there is nothing that bothers me more than visible bra or panty lines. Therefore, I strongly urge all women to go & get CORRECTLY sized. I do not recommend going to Victoria’s Secret for this because on both occasions they have measured me incorrectly which lead me to buying ill-fitting bras that made me uncomfortable all day long. Thankfully, one of my closest friends who is extremely knowledgeable about this subject measured me, made some great recommendations, & I have never looked back! read more

Beauty

Fragrance Favorites

January 17, 2017

Alright, so not only do I love to hoard perfumes because they smell amazing but also because of how gorgeous the bottles look displayed on a mirrored tray in my bathroom *heart eyes emoji* If you’re needing a new signature scent I definitely recommend heading on over to Sephora, testing some out, then ask if they can put that particular fragrance in a sample bottle. I was notorious for doing this the weeks leading up to my wedding. However, I have finally narrowed all of them down to three favorites and trust me when I say they will not disappoint. Links to purchase included at the bottom of my post! read more

Fashion

WIW: NYE

January 11, 2017

I was so excited to learn that I would be attending a black tie optional NYE wedding. Obviously, the first thing I thought is, “what will I wear?” Since it was on a holiday the attire would be more formal than most weddings I’ve been to. I started looking at different gowns on Rent The Runway which is a total lifesaver for any event you have to go to! I used it all throughout college for sorority formals. The dresses I looked at were either too dressy or not dressy enough. That’s when I thought about wearing a jumpsuit. I’m on the petite side so rompers and jumpsuits (in my opinion) elongate my body & I’m just in love with them. If I could find one that was formal enough for NYE then it was a go. Luckily, I found this gorgeous silky, blush-colored jumpsuit on Revolve (which is my biggest weakness when it comes to online shopping). I decided to pair it with a gray wrap from Target because I’m all about mixing high & low end clothing. I also accessorized it with some nude block heels because they literally go with anything and added a few layers of dainty chokers/lariats.

Fashion

Trending Now: Mini Skirts

January 4, 2017

This past fall I started to notice that mini skirts were starting to become a thing again. I’ve even surprisingly been seeing some denim minis on the rise. Maybe this time around we can wear them with something a little bit more chic than Uggs but I digress. I’m especially into those skirts with gorgeous detailing- think lots of buttons, front pockets, etc. I was also loving all the different materials and textures the skirts came in such as leather, velvet, and corduroy- perfect for fall or winter. I think that jewel tone colors are perfect for this season but you also can’t go wrong with neutral colors either. If I lived somewhere colder (Atlanta rarely gets below 40) I would love nothing more than to pick out some fun tights to pair with it. read more