Memorial Day is here, which means so is summer!!
Celebrating Memorial Day is typically a casual thing, maybe some pool side lounging and bbq with the fam and friends.
SO I’ve got the perfect outfit idea for YOU!
First and most importantly, and adorable blue striped bikini! With red bows to show your patriotic side (and trendy side!)
A flowy striped shirt goes a long way! Black and white striped, and you can throw it over a bikini or wear it normally, whichever keeps you cool and relaxed on the chill day you’ll be having.
And time to break out the ripped white jeans! My favorite go- to, not only in the summer!
Finish off this outfit with a pair of solid white or navy sandals, or a pair of fun converses if you’re feeling edgy!
And have a great weekend! Xx
It’s a known fact that everybody loves a little black dress.
But people tend to ignore the fact that everyone LOVES a little white dress more!
Do NOT underestimate it, a little white dress will bring you a long way.
This specific White Short Sleeve Dress is from Molly Bracken and I paired it with Splendid’s Open Toe Wooden Heeled Sandals.
This is a perfect summer outfit. The neutral colors will keep you cool in the busy, hot streets on NYC, or where ever else you might be!
Fashion that is functional is the best kind to have! So I’ve got some products that make everything you do easier, from jackets to bathing suits, from purses to belts. Here is the most functional fashion for YOU!
The Ultimate Traveler’s Companion
Upon first glance, these jackets appear to have nothing different about them! If you’re like me, you’re constantly balancing phone, keys, wallet all in one hand, while out and about / in conversation. BauBax’s jackets are packed with over 15 amazing features to make travel/everyday life as comfortable as possible! Want to relax on the commute home? This jacket has a built-in inflatable neck pillow that easily hides inside the hood of the jacket and inflates in 2 seconds! Constantly missing your earphones? This jacket also has built-in earphone holders to always keep your earphones untangled and ready for instant use.
Bau Bax windbreaker jacket, available at baubax.com!
A lot of people see rain and white jeans and think “No way, Jose!” But with Old Navy’s new Stay-White denim technology, have no fear about getting wet. The jeans repel stains & spills so they stay white, no matter how messy the day gets. They are soft, medium-weight denim with tonal topstitching and added stretch.
Old Navy Mid-rise Stay-White Rockstar Super Skinny Jeans,
available at old navy.com!
Rebecca Minkoff Phone Bag Case
This phone case/purse duo is perfect for any on the go girl or nights when you don’t want to bring your purse out with you. It geatures a section specifically dedicated to your phone, two credit card slots, and an ID holder. Get yours now at rebeccaminkoff.com
This belt is a great work out accessory that fits snug to your waist and can store essentials such as your phone, keys, money, ID, and headphones. Do not miss out on this life saver! Purchase yours at flipbelt.com!
Yummie Tummie Hannah Legging in Wild Aster
& the Racerback Sport Bra in Honeycomb and Wild Aster
both can be found at www.yummielife.com
HipKnoTies Convertible Garment
Looking for a new top? Maybe a wrap? Dress? Skirt? This innovative, multi way, HipKnoTies convertible garment can be easily styled 30 ways to flatter your figure and lifestyle!
Made of a soft rayon jersey and spandex, HipKnoTies drapes the body like no other convertible dress. Can be worn for many occasions, from the office to the beach, to a cocktail party, even to sleep!
Cambiani Create Your Own Sandal
Cambiani’s is Italian for change me! And they are the only sandal you’ll ever need!
The brand allows you to instantly personalize your sandal with dozens of colorful, comfortable and fashion-forward interchangeable straps.
Find them at http://cambiami.com/
Lastly, AMI Clubwear Sexy Fuchsia Ruffle One Shoulder Strap One Piece Swimsuit
Summer is creeping close, and it’s time to show a little skin.
What better way to do that than flaunt a two piece set?!
Two piece sets have been a trend for a while now, and I’ve written posts about them… But not this one!
This set is by Olivaceous, from Bloomingdales & I am beyond happy I found it!
A sleek, sexy black set is my ideal Friday night outfit.
The off the shoulder crop top, extenuates the neckline, which everyone wants. And the slit up the side adds a little sexiness to the simple look.
I styled this set with black & clear strappy heels, becaus with the slit in the skirt I wanted to elongate my legs! Then if I get cold I can add my favorite (as you know) black leather jacket!
This summer is all about colors, especially on your nails! I’m not one to add designs on my nails, but these designs
I found on Pinterest are amazing for summer!
They are vibrant, fun and cute just for summer time. What better recipe for the summer!?
We all have those days were we look in the mirror at work and see a pimple! Don’t know what to do when that happens? Don’t worry, I’ve got the FIX for YOU!
First thing is prevention… Keep your face clean! Wash your face twice daily (whether or not you have acne) to remove impurities, dead skin cells, and extra oils from your skins surface, don’t wash more than twice a day. When washing your face use warm water and mild facial cleanser. After doing that dry your face with a clean towel. Another way to prevent acne is moisturize, moisturize, MOISTURIZE!
When moisturizing, look for “non-comedogenic” on the label, which means it should not cause acne. And although everyone says not to, try an over-the-counter acne product. Over the counter products do not need prescription and have ingredients such as benzoyl peroxide, glycolic acird or lactic acid, which curb bacteria and dry your skin. In which preventing acne!
Another way is to use makeup sparingly. During a breakout, avoid wearing foundation, powder, or blush and if you do wear makeup, wash it off at the end of the day! Hair products can have a huge impact on your skin as well, so watch what you put on your hair. Avoid using fragrances, oils, pomades, or gels on your hair. If they get on your face, they can block your skin’s pores and irritate your skin. Use a gentle shampoo and conditioner, oily hair can add to the oil on your face, so wash your hair often, especially if you’re breaking out.
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Now let me tell you about some all natural remedies!
Visine: offering the same vasoconstriction properties that get the red out of your eyes, can work on pimples too.
Soak a cotton swab in Visine and hold it next to your pimple for 5 minutes.
Liquid Bandage: this liquid bandage costs $4. It’s an antiseptic treatment that covers cuts, wounds, and dry or cracked skin. Basically, it protects your skin while it heals and lets it breathe. Run to the bathroom at work: wet a corner of the washcloth with hot water, wring out most of the water, hold the washcloth corner directly on top of the blemish until it’s no longer hot, gently slide the washcloth over by 1 millimeter to remove top. Repeat all steps if necessary until the top slides off.
Ice: wrap an ice cube in a piece of cloth, hold it on the affected skin area for a few seconds, wait a few minutes and repeat process.
This can be used to quickly reduce redness, swelling and inflammation and improve blood circulation.
Ice also tightens skin pores and removes dirt and oil accumulated on skin
Lemon: dip a clean cotton swab in fresh lemon juice and apply it to the pimples before going to bed.
Lemon is rich in vitamin C and helps pimples dry up faster
Tea Tree Oil: dip a cotton ball in tea tree oil and dab on effected area, rinse your face after 15 to 20 minutes. Another option is to mix a few drops of tea tree oil in 1 tablespoon of aloe vera gel, apply it on your pimples and blemishes, leave it on for 20 minutes and then rinse off. Antibacterial properties fight bacteria that causes pimples
Toothpaste: apply some white toothpaste over the affected skin area before going to bed, in the morning wash your face with water.
Try to avoid using gel toothpaste and stick with white toothpaste, it improves the swelling!
Steam: fill a large container with hot water and allow the steam to come in contact with your face for a few minutes. Rinse your face with lukewarm water and after drying apply an oil-free moisturizer. Steam opens your pores and allows skin to breathe It elps get rid of oils, dirt and bacteria trapped in pores that can cause infection or inflammation
Garlic: cut a fresh garlic clove into two pieces, rub the garlic on the pimples and leave it for five minutes before washing the skin with lukewarm water. You can repeat this treatment several times a day.
Garlic is an antiviral, antifungal, antiseptic and antioxidant agent that can help in the fast treatment of pimples. Sulfur in garlic also promotes quick healing of pimples
Calamine Lotion: apply calamine lotion over affected part, keep applied overnight, wake up and wash face with lukewarm water.
Honey: apply honey over pimples, allow to dry for 60 minutes/or overnight, rinse off with normal water.
Honey is a common anti-biotic—murders bacteria that causes pimples. Also keeps skin healthy with help of hydrating properties
Peppermint: crush peppermint leaves to extract the juice, apply juice gently on your pimples and leave for 10 minutes, wash skin with cold water to remove pimples.Cooling, soothing effects of the menthol display in peppermint helps reduce the irritation and redness caused by pimples. Peppermint has antiviral and antibacterial properties helping to eliminate the bacteria that causes pimples
Cucumber: cut one or two fresh cucumbers into pieces and soak them in water for 60 minutes (the supplements vitamin A, potassium and chlorophyll will exchange to the water.) Utilize water to wash face.Cucumber is a rich wellspring of potassium and vitamins (vitamin E, vitamin A and vitamin C)
Aspirin: crush an aspirin tablet and add a couple drops of water to make a paste, mix well and apply to pimples. Leave paste overnight and wash off in the morning. Aspirin is an anti-inflammatory operator and helps reduce the swelling because of amassed pus
Egg Whites: separate 3 egg whites from their yokes, allow to settle for 3 minutes, apply to pimples using your fingers, wait for it to dry then repeat 4 times. Leave final mask on for 20 minutes, then rinse off. Egg whites contain vitamins and amino acids that help to kill pimples and re-build your skin’s cells
These are the BEST ways for acne to stay under control during the work day without being a hassle!
Wedding season is here.. and I’m sure you all have a TON to go to.
Here are some easy, cute outfits you can wear again to weddings!
The maxi dress look is a tricky look to conquer. It could sometimes look a bit too fancy, and sometimes look a bit too under dressed. Which is why this Butterfly Garden Gown from Anthropologie is perfect! It is gorgeous, but dressed up just enough for the perfect guest attire.
When in doubt, jumpsuit it out! A jumpsuit is another perfect look as a wedding guest. It isn’t the typical look everyone is expecting, but you still look flawless and chic. This dark blue halter jumpsuit is from Lulu’s, and it could be worn again as a repeat outfit for another wedding!
Back to basic, which is always safe! This Jessica Simpson dress is from Nordstrom Rack for only $106. You CANNOT beat that! It’s sweet, simple and classic enough to make you look like a wedding pro. Add a pair of navy heels (like the ones in the picture) and your bride won’t need something blue, she has you!
Free People has the BEST bags for Spring and Summer. For a boho-chic look, this is the place to go! Here are 4 of my favorite bags from Free People
The Slouchy Vegan Tote
The Indian Summer Hobo Bag
The Tempest Bucket Bag
And lastly, The Rosebay Crossbody.
These are some of the hottest, and most trendy bags Free People has. And there are plenty of more you can find!
Just check out Freepeople.com
Espadrilles are the summer slides to have! They are light, comfortable and easy to slip on and off. They are also extremely casual so they can be worn with shorts or jeans or a casual dress.
Here are some of my favorite Espadrilles from Tory Burch, Chanel and Aquazurra Firenza.
Kimono’s… the ideal spring/summer essential.
A fringe kimono over a simple dress, or a printed kimono over shorts and tank top.
These are also good for the beach!! Put a kimono over your bathing suit, and be cute and chic by the water!
Floral print, geometric shape, long, short, long sleeve, short sleeve, there is a kimono fit for every outfit and every style.
What is your favorite kimono style for the spring/ summer?!
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