Road Blocks

So… as you may have noticed I have been flying under the radar in the blogging universe as of late. I won’t lie to you guys… I have completely lost my blogging mojo. I have had zero motivation to even sit down and write a post with content I already have. The mere thought of it exhausts me. However, oddly enough, I’ve had a lot of people reach out to me recently asking me where the hell my posts have been. It’s kind of touching, especially when you think no one really reads this thing. So, in all honestly, I don’t have my mojo back yet. But, I am working on it, and I’m going to look at this post as a fresh start! Enjoy. ;]

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SHEIN DRESS c/o || SOUTH MOON UNDER NECKLACE c/o (similar here, herehere) || VANS SNEAKERS || ZARA SHADES || LINEA PELLE BACKPACK

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I was way sad because I had planned to wear this dress to a Metallica concert, but it didn’t arrive in time. Which ended up being totally fine because the concert was outside and it was miserably cold for May! This dress would have been perfect for the occasion though… so just imagine I wore it. Also! You should probably grab one for yourself because it really is the perfect dress to rock out in.

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Listen guys I know I have an addiction to aviators but these are so badass! And they were only $22 at Zara. So I mean… obviously I had to have them. They make me feel like a cop, ha! Alright readers… I want to add some newness to my site, post more than just what I’m wearing every week. If there’s anything ya’ll wanna see on here, leave me some comments and let me know! I used to mess around with recipes every now and then (see the cook book section!) and DIY stuffs (search DIY for these fun projects) and I want to get back into all those things, so let me know what you want to see more of. Thanks, love you, mean it!

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Another Kind of Two Piece

It’s almost officially summer, which means there’s going to be A LOT of two pieces all over the place. HOWEVER, I’m really feelin a different kind of “two-piece” lately. Behold; the matching set!

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TOBI MATCHING SET || COSMO HEELS (similar) || BELLA UNO JEWELRY CHOKER (not available yet!) || ROMAN & SUNSTONE PEARL NECKLACE || CHANEL BAG & SHADES (similar)

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One of my favorite FAVORITE things about this outfit is that you can easily dress it up for a classy look a la the classic strappy heels and pearl necklace as seen above, or amp up the sex appeal with just the change of a few key accessories. I will be wearing it both ways this summer, I can promise you that!

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Out of everything I picked out on the Tobi website, this was my favorite outfit. (Remember the tuxedo dress and jumpsuit?) I will say the pants are a little tight in the upper thigh area, but the rest fit well. If you’re feeling pretty badass this would be an excellent look to wear to a work event. Maybe not the office, but an after hours event? Go for it! ;]

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Revive Your Hair with Vanity Planet

It is no secret that my hair has taken an absolute beating over the past few years. I’ve gone from mousy brown hair, to blonde, to thinking I wanted dark hair again… to going BACK to blonde. My hair needs some serious TLC, and just taking twice the daily recommended dose of biotin was not cutting it anymore. Enter: Vanity Planet’s Moisturizing and Restorative hair treatment. Full disclosure: this product was gifted to me, and all of the below opinions are 100% my own. Let’s get into it!

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Before using this mask my hair was absolutely fried (see photo above). I began the journey of going back to blonde a couple months ago and it was already taking a toll on my strands. After just one use of this mask I am already feeling an intense difference. I would actually compare the results to what my hair felt like when I stopped shampooing it for a while. Which is supposed to be amazing for your hair, right? SO if I got the same results after just ONE use, I can already tell I’m going to reaaaaallllly like this stuff!

So a few things about this mask… you apply it to your hair when it is DRY. Not wet, or damp, or towel dried…. DRY. And a little goes a looooong way. You’re going to feel like you don’t have enough on your hair, or at least I did… and I kept adding more, but trust me, less is more. It comes out sort of sold, almost exactly the same as coconut oil (which happens to be the #1 ingredient, so, duh) and turns into a liquid as you rub your hands together. And let me just tell you guys, it smells freaking amazing! There is some sort of citrus oil in it which gives off the most amazing aroma. I could have left it on my hair all day just to smell it. BUT, you wash it out after 30-45 minutes, then shampoo and condition as usual. After I blow dried my hair I could already tell it was starting to come back to life. Once a week is all you need with this amazing hair mask and you will start to see real results in no time!

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ALSO WORTH MENTIONING! It came with a little battery operated head massager that you can use to give yourself a scalp massage and work in your shampoo and conditioner in the shower! My boyfriend is obsessed with getting his head scratched or rubbed so I immediately used him as a guinea pig for this little massager thing to see if it passed the test! He loved it (obviously, who wouldn’t?) and I’m excited to use it next time!

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I recently got a hair cut and cut off about an inch, plus the use of this mask, my hair is feeling positively amazing lately! Check out vanityplanet.com to grab yourself some goodies! They have so much more than just stuff for your hair too… makeup, skin care, nail treatments. It is your one stop shop to wake up your body!

 

 

Plunging Plum

In keeping with the theme this year, I’m showing another risqué little number on the blog today! I’ve been all about the tuxedo dress trend, and add the backless, plunging neckline to it… pure perfection!

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TOBI DRESS || LOUBOUTIN HEELS (similar) || JUST FAB CLUTCH (similar) || SAKS OFF 5TH LACE CHOKER (similar here, here)

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Alright I’ll say it first…. I should probably invest in an iron. Mama Mia.. ha! Don’t worry I actually own one.. and when I wear this dress out for reals I will fo’ sho’ make sure it gets ironed. That’s what happens when you order something online, and it arrives in a bag, and you just can’t wait to wear it. But I mean, look at it… can you blame me?

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My favorite thing about this dress is the suspender detail on the back! For some reason I just love that strap. I can’t wait to wear this little number this summer. I really just have to find somewhere to wear it now… help! Side note! I’m thinking about selling a few (a lot!) of my things, including these shoes shown above. I just never wear them anymore, and I think they would make someone else very happy. :] If you, or anyone you know, wants some thangs, let me know!

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Is it Cinco de Mayo Yet?

I was trying on outfits for a night out and sending snapchats to my friends to get their opinion and they all said this one reminds them of being in Mexico, or celebrating Cinco de Mayo. I’d have to say I agree! Is it time for a margarita yet??

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HOLLISTER SHIRT (similar) || URBAN OUTFITTERS JEANS || TARGET HEELS || UPHORIA BOUTIQUE HAT (similar) || DANIRISI BAG || FOREVER21 CHOKER
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I wish I could find a link to a similar bag somewhere on the internet because it is seriously one of my favorite things I own and I wish you could all own it too!! I’ve searched high and low for about 2 years now and I have yet to find something comparable. It’s not even like I’m having one of those moments where some girl compliments your bag and you pretend not to remember where it’s from but in all reality you just don’t want her to have it too… no, no. I want you to have it. Someday, guys, someday I will find it for you!

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I think this is the second time I’ve ever shown my belly button on here since I’ve had Kennedy! I’m all for embracing my body since having kids (as all of us moms are supposed to.. blahblahblah I know…) but my belly button has never truly recovered! I feel like I need surgery to get it back to where it used to be, haha. My boyfriend has been kicking my ass at the gym lately (don’t worry, I asked him to) and I am actually feeling really great… except for that stupid friggen belly button. Which I’m sure you’ve all gone back up and zoomed in on now and you’re like uhhhh I don’t see it? Or maybe you do…. but whatever, we’re all our own worst critics, right? Well, showing it is the first step to embracing it… so there ya go. #endrant. ANYWAY! I am all for off the shoulder tops and dresses for the spring and summer! I might even throw caution to the wind and buy myself an off the shoulder bathing suit this year. Who cares about the super weird tan lines! YOLO.

Photos by Lauren Ashley Photography

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Take the Plunge

Last year I declared I would dabble more in the world of plunging necklines and I have held true to my word. I mean… I have never relied on boob tape so much in my life, but it’s worth it! Actually my boyfriend’s mom put boob tape in the Easter basket she gave me…she must know about my style resolutions, haha! (yes, I got an Easter basket from my boyfriend’s mother, be jealous).

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TOBI JUMPSUIT  (currently sold out, see other faves here) || JIMMY CHOO HEELS (similar here, here, here) || DANIRISI BAG C/O || ROMAN LUXE JEWELRY C/O

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What I really love about this jumpsuit, aside from ya know… everything… is the color. I don’t own a whole lot of olive green items, but I’m starting to add some to my wardrobe and I love how this one can kind of be worn as a neutral, which makes it easy to pair with different accessories. I went with kind of a nude look overall here, with the heels, bag, and jewelry.

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I picked out this jumpsuit as an option to wear to my best friend’s wedding next month. I kind of wanted to try something other than the typical dress… HOWEVER… It requires a bit toooooooooo much boob tape and I just don’t trust it to stay in place if I’m dancing a lot all night, LOL. So this jumpsuit may be more of a date night kind of outfit, ya know?

Photos by Lauren Ashley Photography

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Vintage Vibes

It only felt appropriate to shoot these pictures wearing a Vintage Havana t-shirt in front of an antique shop with a classic car sitting out front. Sometimes you just wander upon photoshoot gold, ya know?

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VINTAGE HAVANA TANK (similar) || J BRAND JEANS ||SOUTH MOON UNDER JACKET C/O || RAY-BAN SHADES || PRIMARK BOOTIES (similar) || REBECCA MINKOFF BAG

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Is anyone absolutely friggen obsessed with this weather we are having?! Spring is here, which means summer is around the corner and I cannot wait to indulge in all the sun dresses and sandals and everything else that comes along with it! On this particular afternoon my girlfriend and I went to visit my boyfriend at work to hang out at the rooftop bar and have some afternoon brews… because day drinking a little bit outside is one of my favorite things about this season. I really, really, REALLY love this weather, ok?? 

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These Primark booties are so comfortable! I can’t believe they were only $20. I haven’t been back to the store since they opened but I think I really need to make my way back there to stock up on some spring & summer essentials. I’m genuinely shocked by how durable their clothes and accessories are for how amazing their prices are. It’s a win-win in my book.

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