One Shoulder Ruffle Dress

Cloth & Stone Dress, similar HERE // Tory Burch Flip Flops // Similar Handbag // Cara Earrings, similar HERE // Stella & Dot Choker // Lipsense Blu-Red Lip // Tom Ford Sunglasses

It’s been awhile since I’ve rocked a one shoulder dress but this ruffle version in white caught my eye.  It’s definitely one of those pieces that can be dressed up or down.  I found this one recently at TJ Maxx.  They often carry Cloth & Stone items which I’m a huge fan of.  HERE is a similar one shoulder ruffle dress.

I kept it comfortable with my Tory Burch Miller Flip Flops in the color Makeup.  You can never have enough nude shoes.  They go with everything!

I randomly found these Cara earrings at Nordstrom Rack last week and have already gotten so many compliments on them.  They were $12.99! They aren’t available on their website but HERE is a similar pair.

I’m so happy to be able to wear a red lip without worrying about it getting all over my teeth and glasses.  This gorgeous red is Blu-Red.  If you didn’t see my announcement last week, I decided to become a distributor for Senengence.  Their premiere product is LipSense, a pharmaceutical-grade cosmetic product with pure pigments and natural botanicals. It’s the best blend of science and nature. LipSense is gluten-free, vegan, kosher, non-GMO, contains no lead and no animal by-products. SeneGence uses the highest quality ingredients and is made in the USA. Waterproof, smudge proof, kiss proof and lasts up to 18 hours!! Check out my first shipment of colors HERE and join the group to get updates on future products available.

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Pompom Hat // Boho top

Free People Top, also HERE // Rag & Bone Shorts // Birkenstock Sandals // Sugarfix by Bauble Bar Earrings // Rebecca Minkoff Handbag // BCBG Hat // FitBit Blaze // FitBit Rose Gold Band // Similar Sunglasses

This boho top is another one of my scores from TJ Maxx last week.  Don’t worry I found it HERE and HERE for you!  I love everything about it from the asymmetrical shoulder straps to the blush bead embellishment.  I have to admit I thought the straps were a stitching flaw when I first noticed but quickly realized it’s supposed to be that way.  So unique!  It’s so flowy and lightweight for these hot summer days.  I have mine positioned to just graze the top of my shorts but you can adjust it up or down.  I’m wearing an XS for reference.

Have you tried Poshmark yet?  It’s a great tool to buy and sell new or used items.  I’ve bought and sold quite a few things since I joined including these Rag & Bone Destroyed Denim Shorts.  I mean you can pay full retail price HERE but I got these for $20 (used) on Poshmark!  They are a size bigger than I normally wear in their jeans but I like my shorts a little bigger for more length.

These Birks!!  I’ve been wearing them nonstop since the cold temps went bye bye.  So comfy and I just love the look.

Could this pompom hat BE any cuter (Chandler Bing reference for you Friends fans 😉 ) ?  I can’t get enough pompoms in my life and I’ve been making more of an effort to wear hats more often to protect my face from the sun.  Today’s goal was to cover as much of my humidity soaked hair!  Nothing like blowing out your hair and then rain and humidity striking hours later.  I’m not mad though.  The rain saved me from having to water my landscaping!

I was lucky enough to see U2 in LA last month.  This week they added Detroit to their tour and guess who got tickets?? I’m so pumped and kind of water to go to a concert every other week.  Why didn’t I plan to go to a festival this year?

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Ruffle Striped Jumpsuit

H&M Jumpsuit, similar HERE, HERE, and HERE // Sugarfix by BaubleBar Earrings // Similar Shoes // Similar Clutch // Fitbit Blaze // Fitbit Band // Stella & Dot Bracelet

Dresses, rompers, and jumpsuits make putting a look together so easy!  Simply add accessories and you’re good to go.  I found this ruffle striped romper recently at my local H&M.  It’s not available online currently but HERE is another ruffled cutie.  One thing I love about the one I have is the ankle length and on trend high waist.  HERE is another that fits that bill.  THIS one is beyond cute with seersucker, ruffles and a high waist.

I wanted some height with this one so I wore some nude stilettos with rose gold.  HERE is something similar.

These white ball drop earrings are from my current favorite accessory collection.  They come in other colors as well.

If you saw my Insta Story today, you know I ran to TJ Maxx to get some pink Himalayan salt crystals. I know it seems like an odd place to get them but they always have a decent selection and for great prices.  TJ’s was killing it today!  Big surprise but I left with a few more things than salt crystals! I can’t wait to share them all with you.

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Gingham Off the Shoulder Dress

H&M Dress, similar HERE and HERE // Converse Sneakers // Rebecca Minkoff Backpack // Similar Earrings // Betsey Johnson Sunglasses

There are certain prints I gravitate toward and gingham is one of them!  Even my husband does.  I think he has every possible color in his button down gingham shirt “collection”!  The good news is it’s super on trend this summer.

I spotted this darling black gingham off the shoulder dress on sale for $20 at H&M a few weeks ago in store.  It doesn’t appear to be available online but HERE and HERE are some similar options.

I love the feminine vibe of the dress but I decided to keep the look semi casual by adding my black Chucks.  I have several pairs and I can’t foresee a time when they won’t be in my wardrobe.  I’ve also worn this with black block heeled booties to make it slightly dressier but still summer casual.

To keep the look fresh and fun I added these turquoise tassel earrings.  I just love the pop of color.  HERE are a similar pair.

I’ve gotten so much use out of my Rebecca Minkoff backpack since I purchased it this spring.  It’s especially come in handy now that the weather has warmed and I’ve started riding my bike around town.

On another note, I finally got my hands on a couple of the Trader Joe’s Cauliflower Pizza Crusts!  If you haven’t heard about them, they were promoted on the Today Show and since then they have been flying off the shelves.  Being a TJ’s regular, the managers know me and one of them told me that stores are only being allotted two cases at a time.  Today was my lucky day finding them in stock for the first time.  I made a margherita pizza tonight.  It was definitely delicious but I did have an incident flipping the crust!

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Lipsense Blu-Red

If you read my post from yesterday you know that I’m in love with a recent discovery, Lipsense!  I have been somewhat of a neutral lip girl for awhile but once in awhile I’ll get “crazy” and add a pop of color.  I love the idea of it but it is a little shocking to see myself that way since it is not my usual look.  I would love to add color in more regularly but part of my hesitation has been that it gets all over everything and doesn’t stay put.

Enter Lipsense!  I knew I had to have one of their neutral colors but I also knew that if I really wanted to put it’s long wearing claims to the test that I would need something more bold.  So, I went to the opposite extreme and chose Blue-Red.  It’s a cool tone with a matte finish.  If you wanted to keep the matte finish you would need the Lipsense Matte Gloss but since I already had the Lipsense Glossy Gloss I amped up the look with that. (You do need a Lipsense Gloss to wear with the color to seal it and moisturize).

I’ll always be honest with you when I give reviews.  Applying the red color took a little more time that a natural color, like Bombshell, to assure that I colored the proper shape of my lips.  I think I did pretty good my first time but each time I’ve applied since I’ve gotten better.  Practice makes perfect right?  (Review the Lipsense application steps HERE).

I actually found some helpful tips on youtube.com by typing in “Lipsense Application Red”.  One is to lightly line the outer edge of your lips before you fill with the color.  As with all colors you also water to make sure that each layer you apply is thin.

Another tip I found by searching “lipsense waterline” on youtube.com was to make sure your lips and your waterline are completely dry before applying color.

In addition to the color and gloss, it’s recommended that you purchase the Oops Remover.  Is this necessary?  I would say you could get away with soap and water or coconut oil to remove neutral or softer colors but for a bold color, like this red, the Oops Remover is nice to have.  Not only can you touch up mistakes but it just makes removal a cinch.  Just be sure to pay attention to which tube you are grabbing.  The first time I wore the red I accidentally grabbed the remover instead of the gloss!  Do over!

Now to put it’s staying power to the test!  Once all three layers of the color have dried and you’ve glossed, it is immediately smudge proof!  I put mine on this morning around 8:00 am and the first thing I grabbed was some coffee and made breakfast.

Lipsense Blu-Red // Onzie Tank, similar HERE // F21 Duster, similar HERE // Stella & Dot Necklace // Betsey Johnson Earrings, similar HERE, Fitbit Blaze // Fitbit Blaze Rose Gold Band // Lululemon Bra, similar HERE

Girls!  Nothing.  There is no trace of color on the mug!  The only thing that transferred is a bit of the clear gloss.  Amazing!  No color transferred to my avocado toast or hard boiled egg.  Everything looks exactly as it did when I applied the color.  To keep this trend rocking throughout the day it’s important to reapply the gloss, especially before and after meals.

This is at 11:30 am after an hour long Pilates workout.  Still looking good but you know I had to reapply my clear gloss after drinking a bottle of water!

This is me after a full day (12 hours) of working out, eating 3 meals including a smoothie, making a run to Ulta and Costco (and yes I ate some samples….don’t judge haha!), hanging outdoor curtains, and cleaning the pool. My hair might be messy but my lips still look good!

I’m totally sold on this long wearing lip color (not a stain) that molecularly bonds to your lips.  Everyone’s body chemistry is different so you may get a little more or a little less than the “up to 18 hours” many women experience.  For me it has definitely lasted longer.  I have woken up the next day with a perfect red lip still in place.  I’d take a pic for you but you do not want to see me first thing in the morning! Well maybe I’ll crop out the rest of my head and share it with you on Insta Stories haha!

Not only is this lip color kiss proof, smudge proof, and water proof, it’s lead free, wax free, gluten free, GMO free, cruelty free, and made in the U.S.  Oh and if you’re concerned about protecting your lips from the sun like I am, worry no more!  Lipsense creates a mechanical shield that protects your lips from UV rays better than SPF.  Perfect!

For more information and to order please visit HERE to see what colors my friend, Abby, has available.   (Lipsense must be ordered through a Distributor.)  Simply comment on the “available colors” and “available glosses” posts to reserve your color(s) and she’ll follow up with ordering information.

Oh and there’s a 100% money back guarantee!  If you don’t like the product or the color, just send it back for a refund or another color.  Risk free!

*I was not financially compensated for this post. I received a sample for review purposes. The opinions stated in this post are completely my own.

Lipsense Bombshell

Lipsense Bombshell Lip Color // H&M Dress // Levi’s Vest // Sugarfix by BaubleBar Earrings // Canvas Choker, similar HERE

If you have been intrigued about Lipsense lip color you are not the only one!  I first learned about it in January when a former coworker of mine invited me to a Facebook party.  Since then I have been invited to two more FB parties.

Lipsense is made by Senegence which sells an array of skincare and beauty products but this long wear lip color seems to be their flagship product.  Sure there are other long wear lip products on the market but I’ve never come across one that truly lives up to it’s claim.  Lipsense boasts that you be left with lasting color for up to 18 hours!

Of the 36 colors offered I was initially drawn to the nude/natural colors since that is typically what I wear.  But, I think that I would wear a bold lip more often knowing that it would stay put.

After watching and learning from these parties for several months, I finally decided to give it a try.  I started with a “safe” color which is pictured above, Bombshell.  There were a few neutrals I was debating between.  Supposedly this one is Jennifer Anniston’s favorite and hey if it’s good enough Jen….haha!

I also chose one on the other end of the spectrum, a bold red!  I thought that would be a true test to see if it really stays on and doesn’t end up all over every mug, spoon, and straw I put my lips on.  I’m going to show that one in another post but, spoiler alert – it really works!!

Back to Bombshell.  It is the prettiest soft peach with a subtle hint of shimmer.  It is so me and I will definitely be wearing it regularly.

Application is important.  Start with clean dry lips.  I’ve actually found it’s best to apply the color before putting any lotion or foundation on.  Then apply one thin coat swiping the wand in one direction and do not let lips touch.  Let it dry for 10-15 seconds before applying a second coat.  Dry and apply a third.  Once dry apply a Lipsense gloss (I used the clear glossy) and then lips are good to go!

The first few times I used it I did experience a slight tingling when applying the color but it quickly went away especially after applying the gloss.  It’s important to reapply the gloss throughout the day to protect the color and moisturize.  The gloss contains goodies for your lips like shea butter.

I’m a huge fan of this color and think I’m going to have to spring for a few more in this color family!  I love that there are also different gloss options to change up the look like matte, glitter, opal, etc.

If you’re not “wowed” yet, just wait until you see the red!!

For more information and to order please visit HERE to see what colors my friend, Abby, has available.   (Lipsense must be ordered through a Distributor.)  Simply comment on the “available colors” and “available glosses” posts to reserve your color(s) and she’ll follow up with ordering information.

If for some reason you don’t like the product or the color, just send it back for a refund or another color.  What do you have to lose?

*I was not financially compensated for this post. I received a sample for review purposes. The opinions stated in this post are completely my own.

Ruffle Top // Pearl Ear Climbers

NYTT Top, similar HERE, HERE, and HERE // Paige Jeans, similar HERE // Nadri Ear Climbers, similar HERE // Michael Kors Belt, similar HERE // BCBGeneration Bracelet // Shinola Watch // Steve Madden Wedges // Ray-Ban Sunglasses // Similar Clutch

I haven’t got this excited about a top in awhile!  It’s so perfect for spring and summer.  I found this NYTT sleeveless ruffle top at a Marshall’s on a recent trip to Denver.  It was so good that I snapped a selfie wearing it in the dressing room and put another one on hold for a friend that lives in the area!  HERE, HERE, and HERE are similar styles.

I will definitely be subbing these jeans for shorts on warmer days.  But until then get yourself a pair of Paige white skinny jeans.  You can pay full price many places but you can get them at Nordstrom Rack in store for less than $100.  Or HERE is a similar style.

Earlier in the day I wore this look with slip on sneakers but threw on these neutral wedges for a dressier look.  A mule loafer or sandal would work as well depending on the look you are going for.

I’m seeing a lot of on trend accessories with pearls.  I’ve picked up a few chokers and had to have these pearl ear climbers I found at Nordstrom Rack.  They aren’t available online but HERE is a similar style.

I’ve had this rattan clutch for years and love bringing it out in the summer months or on warm vacations.  HERE is a similar style.

I hope you did something fun this Memorial Day Weekend!  I went on a road trip with my husband to visit friends in Chicago for a night and then to Kohler, Wisconsin to meet some other friends for golfing (the boys) and spa treatments (the girls).  We stayed at the American Club Resort and I highly recommend it.  The service was amazing and the spa was fantastic!  I had my first hydrafacial.  Anyone tried one?  I will definitely be getting another.  I literally feel like my skin is glowing and more youthful looking.  (the pics above were taken before this trip so don’t judge haha!)  Of course the guys liked the golf courses too.

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Nordstrom Half Yearly Sale

It’s that time of year!  Sales!  Many stores will have sales over the weekend for Memorial Day but Nordstrom has one that has one that is already going on now through June 4th, the Half Yearly Sale.

I’ve combed through what is still in stock to share some of my favorites with you.  Many items sell out quick so don’t wait if you see something you like!

  1. Nike Free Run Flyknit 2 Running Shoe – SALE $96

I actually just got these in the mail today and they are dreamy let me tell you!  I’ve had my eye on them for awhile and finally went to the mall last week to try them on for size.  The size I needed wasn’t available so I ordered them online.  I typically wear a half size smaller than usual in Nike shoes and these were no exception.  They are light as a feather (and I thought my last pair were light) and super breathable!  I’ve been wearing them all afternoon without socks and not a drop of moisture in there.  I will probably wear socks with them when I’m active.  I’m not a runner but I have been making it a point to get more cardio in with walking since the weather is nicer now.

2. Lush Cold Shoulder Dress – SALE $29.40

You know I love a good cold shoulder top or dress!  This one is lightweight and a fun color for summer.  It also comes in black.

3. Lace Choker – SALE $5.98

You can never have too many chokers.  Well I can’t!  I have a similar cream lace choker and I love it because it’s a subtle.  It’s perfect to pair with a statement earring.  For this price you might as well get the black one too!

4. Tory Burch Espadrille – SALE $100.49

I’ve been on the hunt for the perfect espadrille flat and this one might be it!  Tory has never let me down.  I tend to lean toward neutral shoes, like these, that will go with nearly everything and give the illusion of longer legs, which is extra important (to me!) when wearing flats.

5. Lush Criss Cross Top – SALE $26.98

For those cooler days/nights, this is a great on trend top.  The blush color is my fave but it comes in other solids and a few prints as well.

6. Lush Ruffle Dress – SALE $29.40

Can you tell I have a thing for Lush?  They always have great fitting trendy items for a reasonable price which makes their sale items even harder to resist!  This is another great casual dress for summer.  I love it styled with the booties like the model is wearing but it would look super cute with sandals or wedges as well.  It also comes in other colors.

7. Free People One Shoulder Tee – SALE $38.40

This is such a fun summer staple that I could see myself getting a lot of wear out of.  The black one is currently in my cart but there are other colors available.

8. Vince Camuto Loafer Mule – SALE $59.96

Ahh!  Of course these go on sale after I purchased a different pair!  Love the perforated style of these.  They are the perfect way to make a casual look look a little more polished than sneakers – which I love too but sometimes you want to switch it up!

9. Rebecca Minkoff Saddle Crossbody Bag – SALE $147.49

Saddle bags, crossbody bags, Rebecca Minkoff….three things I love combined into one!  This is a great price and the color is so perfect for summer.

Get your online shopping on before you miss out on some fabulous pieces for fantastic deals!

Off the Shoulder Romper // Wedges

Mossimo Romper // Steve Madden Wedges // Express Choker // Baublebar Earrings, similar HERE // Rebecca Minkoff Crossbody // Ray-Ban Sunglasses

It’s finally romper season and I couldn’t be happier!  I love this updated version that sits off the shoulder and has statement sleeves.  I have to admit that I’ve been purposely trying to stay away from buying clothes from Target but they seriously have so many cute rompers and dresses right now that I couldn’t resist!  The length is so perfect not to mention the colors.

I’ve had these wedges for a couple months now and haven’t had the weather warm enough to break them in until this weekend.  I was actually in LA for a quick trip and put several miles on these babies!  Even though they seem pretty tall, they couldn’t be more comfortable.  They come in a couple of other colors as well.  They are so similar to a designer brand for a fraction of the price!  Do yourself a favor and add these to your cart for your summer wardrobe.

I am so into the Baublebar line.  I was excited to find these druzy drop earrings at Nordstrom Rack recently.  I don’t see them online but, if you can’t find them in your local store, I’ve linked a similar pair HERE.  I may have a slight problem with buying blush earrings!  I just love the color and they go with so much of what I wear.

We just opened our pool today.  It looked more like a swamp at first but it’s slowly becoming more clear.  We’ll probably have to save our cannon balls until tomorrow!

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Kate Spade Surprise Sale

If you haven’t already heard, this could be one of the last Kate Spade Surprise Sales for awhile!  Coach recently acquired Kate Spade and there is rumor that while “Kate” will retain her own brand, there is likely to be fewer of the flash sales that have been offered throughout the year with savings up to 75% off.

I’ve found some great pieces for fabulous deals over the years so I must admit I hope the rumor is not true.  Just in case, hurry and check out the current surprise sale.  It ends tonight!

Here are my top picks:

  1. Ear Jackets

2. Backpack

3. Tassel Earrings

4. Bow Crossbody

5. Striped Backpack

6. Large Tote

Happy Shopping!