I’m SO excited about our upcoming trip to Oil Nut Bay in the British Virgin Islands. It’s our sixth anniversary and although I’m 100% sure we’re going to miss Teddy I’m also very excited about some time to relax and de-stress from the hustle of our every day lives. Matt found this gem of a resort (he is the ultimate travel planner, I love that man) and I have a feeling we are going to be obsessed. But - what’s a fantastic island escape without the outfits to accompany your fresh tan? NOTHING!
There’s a reason Nordstrom is my one and ONLY department store credit card and it has everything to do with the annual Anniversary Sale. I love this sale. I really have gotten some of my most favorite pairs of designer boots, updated pairs of denim, sweaters and coats from the sale over the last few years. Something about knowing that you’re saving money on NEW items is so gratifying, don’t you think?
Y’all - ASOS has been really on top of its game this summer. If you aren’t a typical ASOS shopper, then I think it’s time to give the retailer a look. From sundresses to swim, they bring a cool aesthetic with an affordable price tag to their own designs and stock a number of trendy brands as well.
Y’all… I think we need to start celebrating America’s birthday with our outfits all year because red, white and blue is a combination that I’m a huge fan of. I couldn’t stop pulling pieces for this blog post. There are SO. MANY. GOOD. items here! Every single item featured here can stand alone as an excellent piece without the other two colors throughout the season (and for years to come, honestly).
If I were forced to choose only one color for blouses in my closet, hands-down I would choose white. There’s something so crisp and sophisticated about a white shirt. White tops go with e v e r y t h i n g and look chic no matter the fabric. I will throw on a casual white tee with a dressy midi skirt and suddenly, it’s work-appropriate. I’ll soften up a still pair of denim with a feminine white blouse. The possibilities are endless.
Because wearing workout gear and sneakers/hiking boots every day for a week is so outside of my normal heels-and-dresses routine, and because I plan on snapping some epic outdoorsy photos in this beautiful setting, I took this outfit planning very seriously.
I’ve scoured through my go-to’s online to find you guys the best breezy summer dresses available right now. Whether you’ve got weddings and events this summer, are headed somewhere beachy, or just want to amp up your work wardrobe, there’s something for everyone. There are PLENTY of under-$100 and under-$200 finds in the pack and some of these are on sale now, too!
The Net-a-Porter spring sale is HERE!! Items are selling out left and right, but I had to include a few of the best items from the sale for you guys to shop this morning! There are Chloe sandals at 30% off, and Rhode Resort dresses at 50% off!
I LOVE finding a designer look I’ve been eyeing for less… and this month, I found some awesome dupes or similar pieces of some of the biggest trends for Spring out there. I’m talking snake-print baggy shorts, floaty mini dresses, sneakers and floral midi skirts. Every category below has a splurge-worthy item followed by a similar item for much less.
Looking for a spring wardrobe refresh that won’t break the bank? I’ve pulled my favorite items at H&M right now (including a few of the amazing new pieces from the new H&M Collection that launched yesterday!) for you guys.
Check out my video on my InstagramTV page for the full video of how I do my makeup if I’m getting ready for a night out. Here are all of the products I use in the video!
There are a few recent Sephora purchases I’ve made that are absolute favorites. They’re GOLD, I tell ya! Highlights include an insanely amazing bronzer brush, Vitamin C serum, a great face moisturizer and a holy-moly-this-stuff-WORKS cellulite cream. Yeah, you’re going to want to read this one!
A quick daily makeup routine that makes you feel polished but not overly made-up should be in your wheelhouse. Morning makeup application definitely doesn’t need to be stressful or overthought. I’ve pared my routine down just to the basics, and can always skip a step or two if I’m even more pressed for time and it’s not a big deal.
In honor of the Instagram giveaway I'm hosting with my friends from my fabulous salon Hairfolk, I wanted to give you guys the rundown on a few of my favorite Oribe products that I use religiously!
Maybe some people get the best, most glowing and radiant skin of their lives during pregnancy, however that has most definitely NOT been the case for me. At around 10 weeks, battling the worst acne I've ever had in my life and what I described as a "grey" complexion, I was desperate for something to help me look and feel like any version of my old self.
I'm basically of the opinion cult beauty/skincare brand Glossier can do no wrong. So when I was perusing the site to grab a new tube of Boy Brow (the most amazing eyebrow product EVER) and noticed a shine-reducing, makeup-setting powder called Wowder, I was intrigued.
I can spot a cheap eyeshadow with no color payoff and sparkle instead of shimmer (um, no thanks) from a mile away. So when I find a good eyeshadow, or eyeshadow palette in this case, I am SO excited to share it!
When it comes to sunless tanner, believe me when I say I've pretty much tried them all. Now that it's summer and we're all baring more and more skin (thanks, heat wave) I thought I'd share my picks with you!
Have you guys heard about One Two Lash's magnetic lash strips yet?! As Bobbie Thomas put it on the Today Show... these are totally a beauty breakthrough.
I love the feeling of that post-summer-vacation glow... but you know what I don't love? Skin cancer. Read more about why I take sunscreen so seriously and also shop my favorite products that do more that just protect from those harmful rays!
I don't know about you, but I've spent a significant amount of time looking for the perfect robe. I want my robe to be something that I truly look forward to wearing whether I'm getting ready for my day or relaxing after a long one. So my excitement couldn't be contained when I found one that meets all of my requirements plus some... meet "The Robe."
Bermuda is Zika-free, beachy, and only a short flight from Birmingham. We've heard such great things from friends and are even renting an amazing little smart car called a Renault Twizy. Now, on to the fun part... what I'm packing!
How do I even begin to describe how glad I am that I made the jump - and the expenditure - and just bought the Ava bracelet when we decided it was time to start trying to conceive last year. I'll try to count the reasons in the (short novel, sorry) below. There's a code for $20 off at the end of the post, too!
It's that time of year... the perfect time to buy a neutral-hued pair of booties that will transition you through the spring well into summer!
I am not one of those people who can fall asleep easily on a flight. However, armed with a few creature comforts, I've learned I can not only sleep on a long-haul flights but also take advantage of all of the down time with some excellent products to counteract all of the dry air that's wreaking havoc on my skin.
Sometimes you have to admit when you've been holding onto something for too long. This year, in my case, it's my beach bag that's my ball-and-chain. Here are some of my favorites you can upgrade to now!
Without a doubt LAKE pajamas are the most comfortable pj’s you’ll ever own. Made with 100% Pima cotton, this short set (pictured above in Pine) is luxuriously soft and simultaneously super breathable.
I often find myself in situations where I'm running from the gym to an errand or to grab a casual dinner, so you always need a few items on hand. Here's what's typically in my gym bag!
When the weather turns warm, we turn to the refreshing and revitalizing elements of grapefruit.Here are some of our favorite grapefruit products, and of course, a delicious cocktail to accompany the lineup