What to Wear on a Day Date

What to Wear on a Day Date

Black Scalloped Dress | Glitter Block Heels | Sunnies (similar) | Blush Bucket Bag Summer is coming to an end. First off, how? Second off, I am relieved. It has been HOT. With the end of summer comes the anticipation for fall but before we get there, let’s chat about Day Dates before those sunny days are old news. Day Dates are honestly one of my favorite things, ever. In San Diego, we took an entire day and just explored (see the full travel guide, here) which was essentially a Day Date for us. We rode scooters, sipped mid-day cocktails and I got sunburnt. That day, and memories from it, leave me with a happy heart. In an attempt to bring our Day Date home, we got out last Saturday around noon. We simply went to get a green smoothie (for Mack) and frozen yogurt (for me). We went to one of our favorite local spots, walked around for like ten minutes (before the heat scorched us) and then we headed back home. Although it was short and sweet, it was a welcomed break in the day. When dressing for a Day Date, whether it’s filled with plans or simply […]

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Maintaining my Gum Health with Smile Brilliant CariPRO Electric Toothbrush

Smile Brilliant CariPro Toothbrush Review

CariPRO Ultrasonic Electric Toothbrush In my opinion the easiest “beauty hack” is to invest in your smile. Eyelash extensions cost a fortune, dermatology procedures to brighten your skin involve lasers, and no matter where you fall on the spectrum of for or against Botox, it doesn’t last forever. However, our smiles are eternal! They are unique to each of us and when cared for, provide a lifetime of displaying our best emotion- happiness. You can imagine my surprise when I was informed at a recent routine dental cleaning, that my bottom gums had receded too far. In fact, I was at risk of gum disease and other factors if not addressed. Naturally, I FREAKED OUT. My healthy smile is so important to me. So, we won’t even get into how I was never made aware of this diagnosis until that moment. But there it was, plain as day, when I pulled my bottom lip down… the bottom gums covering my front-four teeth, was essentially gone. After a second opinion and tons of research (apparently this is fairly common if you have braces while you’re young as they bring your teeth forward, stretching that already thin layer of gum tissue), the […]

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Three Everyday Frills with Frill Seekers Gifts

Three Everyday Frills with Frill Seekers Gifts

 Frill Seekers Gifts There are certain everyday items that elevate how we feel! Isn’t that statement so true? We definitely don’t need things to feel happy, but every once and awhile you find that something special that just brings a hint of joy to your day. I find the most joy in two variations of things I buy which includes; (1) gifts for others and (2) items for our home. For you, it may be the perfect pair of shoes or even the best shade of lipstick. But we all have that thing. With that in mind, and after getting that “frilly” feeling three different times after shopping with Frill Seekers Gifts, I knew I had to share about this locally owned boutique situated in the heart of Destin. Don’t worry, you will get a full sit-down with the mother-daughter duo, Heidi and Peyton LoCicero, behind this boutique soon. In the meantime, I want to share three everyday frills that I’ve personally found at Frill Seekers Gifts with you. Three Everyday Frills with Frill Seekers Gifts Champagne Robe I’ve attended a few bachelorette parties and they all have one thing in common: a lingerie party. I feel like lingerie is a […]

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48 Hours in San Diego

48 Hours in San Diego

As most of you already know, Mack and I went to San Diego to celebrate our best friend’s wedding! Since we were traveling literally across the country, we went two days early to take a mini-vacay. Let me tell you, it was worth it! We had the best time exploring the city together, the weather was perfect and we indulged in allll the food and drink options. Clearly, I was fond of that aspect as this cookie ice cream sandwich was the photo I selected to represent this entire post. 😂 We really had no idea what to do or see but a quick Google search resolved that. We looked at this New York Times article and hit the road! We didn’t follow it to a T however, so I wanted to create a mini-guide for you because I believe we did it RIGHT. 48 Hours in San Diego | Day One Rose Garden at Balboa Park Our first stop was to Balboa Park! It’s an extensive park that houses museums, the zoo and more. Although we didn’t have time to enjoy any of the exhibits or take advantage of the zoo, we did walk around and it’s beautiful. We […]

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Ulta Haul: Part One

Ulta Haul_Part One 1

It Cosmetics Celebration Foundation | It Cosmetics Naturally Pretty Eye Palette | It Cosmetics Vitality Lip Flush (shade is Je Ne Said Quoi) | It Cosmetics Anit-Aging Armour | It Cosmetics Bye Bye Pours Micro-Powder We are back from San Diego and it’s safe to say that although I love a good getaway, there’s no place like home (with Rebel and Tiger)! My mom flew to Florida to stay with the dogs while we went away. To some, this may seem extreme, but she needed a vacation and I needed a dog sitter. It was a win-win for all! Speaking of my mom, I’ve mentioned here before that she always treats me to makeup. Well, she recently had a special coupon for Ulta so I was able to do a big haul (thanks, mom)! Let’s back up for a minute however. A few weeks ago we went to Corpus Christi and I actually felt my makeup melting off. I thought this was just an expression until I experienced it myself. I don’t know if the Corpus humidity is more dense than the Florida humidity but it was an issue. On a quest to find a solution (although I don’t experience this all […]

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Must-Have Black Jumpsuit Under $30

Must-Have Black Jumpsuit Under $30

Black Jumpsuit | Blush Feather Heels (sold out, similar) | Cat Clutch (old, I love this pom option too) | Sunglasses (similar) Sometimes when the heat of summer truly hits, the best opt out is to frequent your neighborhood bar, get a cold glass of champagne and remain in the air conditioning. That’s exactly what we did last weekend with our friends Jamie and Rob. I wore this must-have black jumpsuit (under $30!) and I felt like I was wearing my favorite silk jammies out in public (but it was acceptable). The material didn’t stick to me, hardly wrinkled and flowed nicely in the Florida humidity. I was so happy with how well it wore, I am wearing it this out this evening in San Diego! Although the pink feather heels didn’t make the trip (read why in this post), I packed my more neutral studded heels for the occasion. No matter what your weekend plans entail- whether attending an event or simply sipping happy hour drinks with your friends- this jumpsuit can take you there. Mack and I are in San Diego for our best friend’s wedding and so happy! We decided to fly out a few days early […]

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Summer Shoe Showcase

Summer Shoe Showcase

Metallic Loafers | Spotted Slides | Sparkle Block Heels | Blush Feather Heels (sold out, similar) Was anyone else completely thrown off by the mid-week Independence Day holiday last week? I mean, I felt like Thursday was Sunday and it just had me out of my rhythm. This week, we are heading to the California (the O.C. theme song is blaring in my mind right now) so being out of my norm continues. I feel like this is the summer standard and I am SO excited because we are wedding bound. When I first arrived at Ole Miss, I met two friends that instantly became my closest friends. This weekend, one of those friends is tying the knot and I don’t think I’ve been this excited since my own wedding. Seriously. Before we go however, I wanted to share my summer shoes picks quickly. And mostly because I am trying to figure out how to bring the blush feather heels with me to San Diego. See here’s the thing, Mack and I always share a suitcase when we travel so I only bring items that can be worn more than once. Those blush heels are a strong one-time wear so […]

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Let’s Get Creative: Alli Crowson Designs

Let's Get Creative: Alli Crowson Designs

Alli Crowson Designs Welcome to my new series, Let’s Get Creative. Similar to my Let’s Get Locals, only these posts will highlight creatives that I know and admire both in my community and afar. With that, I bring you Alli Crowson Designs based in Austin, TX! I  have such an affinity for the creative arts although I possess no artistic talent myself- seriously, none. When I saw a sneak peek of Alli’s watercolor collection via Instagram, I knew I had to have a piece (or all of them). Her hand-painted watercolors feature depictions of happiness for 20-somethings and beyond. The vibrant colors, relatable depictions of everyday items that bring us joy and her passion for making walls happy are key elements surrounding the ACD brand which launched in June! As fellow firm believers in highlighting the “happy” in the everyday, I virtually sat down with Alli to get to know more about her company. Did I mention she’s still a student at the University of Texas? I mean, goals. Here’s what she had to say: 1. What inspired you to start Alli Crowson Designs? I have always loved to paint, ALWAYS. Anyone close to me would tell you that I often […]

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Three Outfit Ideas for Independence Day (That You Probably Already Have in Your Closet!)

Independence Day

White Linen Dress | Denim Jacket (similar) | Bamboo Clutch (similar) | Star Espadrilles | Tiered Tassel Earrings (almost identical) | Sunglasses (similar) Happy early Fourth of July! It feels so weird with the holiday falling in the middle of the week- like do we just take the day off or do we take an extra long weekend to really soak it in? I work from home so I am still trying to maneuver how that’ll work. I think I am just going to take Wednesday off… against my better judgement. 😂 Regardless, whether celebrating tomorrow or through the weekend, I wanted to offer some outfit inspiration that you probably already have on hand (we all LOVE that)! Without further ado, let’s jump in. Three Outfit Ideas for Independence Day White Linen Dress Everyone, and I mean everyone probably has some form of a white dress in their closet. This linen dress has been on repeat lately because #heatwave. Also, I wore this for a day of travel last month and it look me from the plane to a family luncheon with no problem at all. It wears well and even if it wrinkles, they aren’t noticeable (oh, and it’s under $50). […]

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Three Ideas for Girls’ Night In with Simple Life Winery

Three Ideas for Girls' Night In with Simple Life Winery

Simple Life Winery Rosé If you had asked me in college what my favorite thing to do when I was in my late-twenties would be, my answer would have probably been wrong. If you watched my Insta-story yesterday then you know that I am happiest when I am home. Now don’t get me wrong, I am all about a fun girls’ night out! But with the surge of visitors to our area this time of year, getting into a restaurant is like elbowing your way into the Royal Wedding (okay, probably not that bad but you get the point). So for that reason, I am sharing three ways to enjoy girls’ night IN with Simple Life Winery. Every good girls’ night starts and ends with rosé, so let’s break it down. Three Ideas for Girls’ Night In Host a Barbecue The Fourth of July is right around the corner. Can you believe it? How is 2018 already half way over? I don’t understand. Regardless, there’s something nostalgic about having a good old fashioned barbecue. Luckily, as long as you have an outdoor space and a grill, you’re set. And you definitely don’t need a fancy grill. Mack and I have […]

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