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Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Work Wear Nordstrom Sale

Hey what is up hello! We all love the Nordstrom Sale, I think everyone has beat this sale to death. I am loving rich colors for fall. I love loose clothing that I can move around in. As always, I love solid colors and color blocks. Here are some of my favorites to wear to work.




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Monday, July 22, 2019

I Moved!

Hey what is up hello! I moved! I told everyone that I would announce this Monday, and I meant this Monday... Duh! No I am kidding I just stink at blogging while every single part of my life just changed. (okay, I am done being dramatic). Lets get into the moving blog.

Where did I move?

I moved to DC! I have always wanted to move to New York City, D.C., or Raleigh, NC. Pretty much I have always wanted to be be in the Mid-Atlantic area.

Why did you move?

Did I say "I"? I meant "we". Alex and I are engaged (see here), and a big part of where we went was due to his residency. There were a couple of cities, and we narrowed it down to three places we wanted to go. Then about the last two months we narrowed it down to two places. It came down to Michigan (our hometown), and D.C.

Do you live downtown?

No! We actually live in the "suburbs" I metro to work (with little walking commute), but when I get home I can still drive to a whole foods and have free parking. Win win for this gal.

What does this mean for the blog?

Nothing changes! Well... probably better content. Other than that, nothing but more content for you all to consume?

How do you honestly feel?

Before I got my job I felt so out of my league, but the second I got a job I felt so pumped and so excited and it finally felt like everything was coming together, as bad as that sounds. I am so excited to be in a big city, and far enough to feel at home in the suburbs.

What are you doing in the city?

This will be another blog post, but as my whole business career has been... I will be in business support! I will go into more details later, but you will know exactly why I chose this job;)







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Tuesday, May 28, 2019

TMI Tuesday: Natural Deoderant

 Hey what is up hello! Happy TMI Tuesday today's topic Deodorant! Not just any deodorant, aluminum free deodorant!

You can do your own research on why you don't want aluminum in your deodorant... like seriously go google it right now!

And aluminum free deodorant was one of my top post ever (check it out), so here is a new option I am LOVING! 

Green Goo Helps deodorant is not an antiperspirant BUT it really acts like one. Plus it smells like whole food beauty department. I have tried EVERY non aluminum deodorant and this one is by far my favorite! (also blow are some of my other favorite options)



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Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Wedding Wednesday NO. 4// Wedding Guest Apparel

Hey what is up hello! Happy Wedding Wednesday! So today's wedding Wednesday is not my wedding, but for any wedding you might be attending. Fun fact I was invited to  EIGHT weddings this year. Yes, you read that right. Most of my friends are about 5ish years out of college, and I guess we are all taking the plunge;) I am actually so excited for all of this because I get to go all over the country (no west coast peeps though) and celebrate my friends and family! 
My tip for what to wear to a wedding has a ton to do with 2 things. 1. What is the venue like. 2. What time of day is it? A 6 o'clock reception is traditionally going to be black tie, where a day wedding is going to be more casual. 

Then for the venue, a ball room is going to be more formal (think cocktail dress), where a barn or beach will be a little more casual. The couple might also say on the save the date, the wedding website, or the invitation. 

Whatever the dress code is remember, this is the couple's day. This is not your day. You are celebrating the couple, the dress code is just that. A dress code. You are not going to remember what you wore, you will remember the great times you had that day!

Also, if you are a plus one, steer clear of going over the top on what you wear. (think solid colors) As a guest stay away from anything overly muted, you don't want to look like you are wearing white. On the other side of that, if you are good friends with the couple you can always ask what to wear or if it is a good option. I mean I would totally have everyone wear millennial pink sparkles, pastel blue, and navy if I had the choice. BUT I am not a Taylor Swift music video so that is not an option haha! 

Here are some of my favorite picks for this season:


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Tuesday, May 21, 2019

TMI Tuesday: Leave-In Conditioner

Hey what is up hello! Let me tell you soul sister I have dry hair. Yes, as dry as that desert in the background. It is so dang dry that is knots up into 4 dreadlocks about once a month.


I tried literally everything on my hair, and it would still stay super dry and tangled. My hair laughes at conditioner, and will actively drink any oils or creams that I put on my hair.

Until I found this leave in conditioner. This is also the only conditioner i have ever seen have a before and after photo when you go to buy it.

This is an intense Ouai that you spray after you shower. It leaves your hair so smooth and silky. I'm not a big scent person, but i smells amazing. I will make you smell like you charge you crystals when there is a full moon, and you regularly do hot yoga so that you can center yourself. (Neither of which I do). Also the scent doesn't linger, which I also LOVE!

Anyways for the dry hair out there, this is your match made in heaven!


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Friday, May 17, 2019

Small Business Spotlight: Red Dress Boutique

Hey what is up hello! I love a good boutique. Also I am trying to get more into buying smaller. I feel like the way social media is going with the algorithm, social media is making it harder and harder for a small business to thrive without paying for Instagram ads. (some business can afford this, and some can not). 

Also with the blogger affiliate links, bloggers do not make a commission from brands, and small businesses are barely on affiliate links. (I believe this is because, again you have to pay a commission to be on the apps). 

That being said, I love small businesses and boutiques. I mostly shop online. I love when boutiques post their new products on their Instagram stories. I can just flip through what is new, and it is honestly the fastest way to see new products.

Red Dress Boutique does a GREAT job of this. I have been following them for years (They are a Georgia brand, and I grew up in Georgia). Also before the bachelorette, Hannah G. was/is one of their boutique models! I don't have favorites, but they are for sure my favorite. 

Also to just add a little history, Red Dress Boutique was on Shark Tank . The owner, Diana Harbour is a total boss. you really need to check out her Instagram and look at the "Ugh Amazon" stories. She dives into how much faux fashion not only effects luxury brand, but also small businesses. 

Not to mention all their clothes are extremely cute! Every time I wear a dress or romper from them, I always get compliments! They have great statement pieces for every occasion. Here are some of my favorites for this season. (I am loving tow piece sets fyi)

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Thursday, March 21, 2019

Spring Transition Wardrobe

Hey what is up hello! If you are in the south spring is right around the corner. If you are from Michigan, you want spring, but you probably are not going to get it for 2 more months. That is where a spring transition wardrobe come into play!
Here is what I am loving for spring:



My favorite trends for spring: I am loving pink. It has not been my favorite color in the past, but this season I am loving it. Tweed! Seriously is so classic, and I am loving it. Flared jeans are perfect for staying warm, but giving an updated spring look! Also, this is a pro tip. throw a blazer over a dress to keep you warm. I feel like it is the updated school girl cardigan. You look like a put together women. 

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