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One Loose Dress | Three Ways

Budget friendly means versatility. Thinking outside of the box to style this loose dress three ways! Sharing how I can get away with styling this one multiple ways without repeating myself!

OUTFIT DETAILS
DRESS c/o (on sale!)

WHITE SKIRT | HEELS
BELT | WEDGES | CLUTCH
CHAMBRAY TOP | CONVERSE | CLUTCH 

I have so much fun challenging myself to style pieces multiple ways without being mundane. These three outfits are so different but all share commonality from the dress. I do this naturally but feel like I have not shared this knowledge with y’all very much. 

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Health and Fitness Tips and Tricks

Moment for Me | Important Self-Care | Aveeno

I know I am not the only one that puts off moments for me. Either by forgetting to make the time or literally feeling like you don’t have time. It’s time to put down the excuses and take a moment for you!

Through my emotional and mental disorder battles (details HERE), I realize how important self-care is. It’s not something you can put off until a better time. That better time may not ever come but the times of stress overload, emotional breaking points, and tension body aches will.


This is something I know for myself but has also been proven in research and in other people’s lives. Taking a moment for yourself allows you to better serve those around you while it invests in you physically to be a healthier version of you. 
How do you make the time?
  • Multitask: I take showers at night to allow me a little more time to relax. This is a great way to add an extra five minutes and exfoliate your arms and legs so that your moisturizer can deeply affect your skin. I LOVE this ONE! It’s the Daily Moisturizing Body Yogurt, smells amazing and is so creamy.

2. Ask for help: Whether you’re a busy mama with kiddos or a busy working woman, asking for help is ok. I find myself being ashamed having to ask for help when I want to do something for me instead. Throw off that guilt and ask, taking 15 min to an hour for you is nothing to be guilty over. You are able to do so much more when you do this!

3. Magazine VS Book: Instead of getting sucked into a long book, read a great article in a magazine. This gives your mind time to chill out without you feeling like you need to be spending your time doing the to-do list.

4. Shower Facial: Don’t have time to go to the spa to have a facial? I use THIS in shower facial (60 Second Facial)after I wash my face to take my “at-home” spa experience a step higher! I then use THIS overnight facial (Overnight Hydrating Facial) that makes my skin glow the next morning.



5. Grab a coffee: When I have to run errands, I grab a coffee to go. Let me tell you, it makes all the difference when having to go grocery shopping! It’s simple and doesn’t add on any extra time.

6. Journal: Writing helps to ease my mind. Whether is writing on my blog or journaling. It helps to write down your thoughts or write down any blessings from your day. I will do this as I let my FACIAL (Overnight Hydrating Facial) soak into my skin before I go to bed. This is probably the BIGGEST self-care tip I have for you.



Theme: That with effective products like the ones from AVEENO®, I can multitask when I invest in myself so that I have more TIME and ENERGY to serve others with!

FAVORITE AVEENO® SELF-CARE PRODUCTS
**WIN** For a chance to win the ultimate “me time” wellness retreat for two and a year’s supply of Aveeno products, check out the AVEENO® #MomentForMe contest HERE.
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Dressing Room Diaries | Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

Come join in my dressing room for the real life look of my favorite items from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. Seeing the items on a real person vs a model online makes all the difference! Sharing the good and the bad.

SHOPPING OUTFIT 
TOP old | JEANS (new FAV!) | HEELS | WATCH | NADRI | CHAIN | LIPS (Snob)

I love shopping online but there is something about seeing pieces on an actual person vs. a model, as well as different lighting and real opinions on fit/texture REALLY HELPS! These are the real deal photos from inside my dressing room on the items I was really curious about. Some of them surprised me! I loved some I thought I wouldn’t, I was let down by some I thought I would love! 

Here’s the honest truth about 2017 NSALE



Bow Top: I loved this bow top online but after trying it on, it was a little short on my torso and I have a short torso and long legs. This is worn with high waisted denim. I am wearing a MEDIUM. It would be perfect with a skirt, high waisted denim or dress pants! $31.90



Grey Ruffle Tank Top: This shocked me! I didn’t like it online but in person, it was too cute! It comes in pink as well. It’s perfect for Spring and Summer, not as much for Fall though. Wearing a MEDIUM. $22.90



Flutter Sleeve Blouse: I didn’t see this online, in person, I HAD to try it on. The texture was lightweight perfect for the warmer months and for layering. Wearing a LARGE for length and flowy! $22.90

 



THE BEST T-SHIRT: I did NOT like this shirt online, thought it would be too low on me. I don’t like showing cleavage. Also, I wasn’t sure how the rough edges looked, cautious of looking too undone. This top comes in so many colors, my favorite is the white, pink, and grey. Wearing a SMALL. $15.90 WORTH IT.



THE BEST LONG SLEEVE SHIRT: Another one I wasn’t sure how I would like it so I had to try it on in person. The material is SO soft. It wasn’t too low but I will be wearing a cami underneath it. This came in so many colors, my favorites are the stripes (grey and white, white and black) and the green.
Wearing a SMALL. $18.90



Staple Sweater: I didn’t see this one online, it is so much better in person. The material is insanely soft but not a texture that will ball up. This one will definitely hold up! The color is a soft oatmeal but it comes in 5 other colors. It is longer in the back which is perfect for leggings in the Fall and Winter.
Wearing a MEDIUM. $29.90

Ribbed Sweater: This was a disappointing one for me, it’s a little too low when wearing a medium but too short for me wearing a small. I LOVED the texture, it was so soft. Nice and flowy too. If you don’t mind a little cleavage or your breast line is shorter than mine is, it would be amazing! Wearing SMALL $24.90



Bold Sleeve Sweater: I loved this one. So soft and so flattering. The color was a dark oatmeal which is a great staple! It’s a little on the pricier budget friendly side but I had to share since it fit so well!
Wearing MEDIUM $39.90



Duster: I actually was disappointed in this one, I thought I would be in love with it! It is a much more ribbed texture then I thought it would be which tends to stretch out which is not my favorite. The XS was perfect in length on the sleeves and length on my legs but the SMALL fit better in the back and the arms. It’s a great deal so I am unsure about this one. Comes in lots of colors. Pic: wearing XS $31.90

Cashmere VEST: This is AMAZING except for the price. The only thing that is NOT budget friendly but I was in love so I had to share. The possibilities with this one are endless. I love it being casual like this, or with shorts, a skirt and blouse, trousers for work! It’s the softest material because, well, cashmere.
Wearing ONE SIZE $98.90

BEAUTY & SHOES

I didn’t try on any of the shoes, I was struggling with a migraine and needed to get out of those lights as fast as possible. I perused the rest of the store and snapped some pictures! Be on the look out in a few weeks to see what I actually bought. 

Moto Leggings (look just like mine but a better price) $49.90

Leopard Mules $59.90

Solid Color Mules $52.90

Comfortable Heels $79.90

Open Toe Booties $99.90

Heeled Booties $99.90

Low Heel Booties $99.90

My FAVORITE deodorant $62

Lipstick Kits between $20-$30

Makeup Brush Cleaner and Makeup Brush $35

Paula’s Choice Toner (my first product I bought from them and fell in love!) $35

Clarisonic $86

T3 flat iron $120

Dry Bar products  $49

Best Baby Gift $29

I hope this was helpful for you! If you have any questions, big or small, ask away!!!

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