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Fall, Fashion, Summer

Brown & Black

Photography:Karen Stauffer Photography

blackandbrown2 blackandbrown24 One week away from all of you has felt like forever. Life has just been so busy for me lately, and I’m quite alright with that. I have some new exciting things coming up in life, and it sure does requires a lot of planning. I will be sharing this exciting news with you shortly, but for right now you will have to wait. So, lets get into the outfit details….. that’s what you are really here for. blackandbrown10 blackandbrown17

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Fashion, Spring, Summer

LBD + White

Photography: Karen Stauffer Photography

You can never go wrong with a LBD (Little Black Dress) + some added white. I absolutely love this dress. Even though it has been sitting in my closet for about a year now, I see that this fabric and type of dress are still in style. Shopping around this summer, I still saw many retailers carrying dresses like this one and also skirt styles too. LBD+White2 I love this stiff but stretchy fabric. I don’t have problems with it slipping down (which I love). This dress stays in one place, and I don’t have to keep hiking it up. Don’t you agree that it can be so annoying to always have to pull up your dress, re-adjust it, and so on and so forth? Well with a dress like this you won’t have to worry. I have worn it out downtown Chicago for a night on the town with my girls and it was an absolute hit. It may not be the most flattering going out dress because it is not form-fitting, but it is super cute.  LBD+White6  I think this dress can also be dressed down, and casual at the same time. I’ve decided to wear my gladiator sandals with this dress just to do something different. Continue Reading

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Fashion, Spring, Summer

Tomboyish

Photography: Karen Stauffer Photography

On a day like today, Friday, I am rocking this tomboyish style that every girly girl rocks every once in a while. Sometimes you just need to wear something casual and cute. I am rocking my favorite color: Pink. As many of you know I interned at Tommy Hilfiger, so I love the casual preppy look. I don’t wear it a lot, but when I do, I love to wear polos with jeans or a skirt. I should have picked a skirt because these jeans were super hot. Either way, pink is sure the color choice of today.

The high top converse seriously mix well with all seasons, trends, and events. I know converse can be dressed up, or you can dress them down. These days there are sparkly ones that I know some brides wear on their wedding day. Why not? They’re cute, and they have so many styles and colors to choose from. So tell me – What is your favorite converse style, and what color is your favorite? tomboyish tomboyish1 tomboyish2 Continue Reading

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Beauty, Inspiration

Thank You Paul Mitchell

Thank you Paul Mitchell for sending me these wonderful products. Paul Mitchell has sent me their Tea Tree hair care products, which included Shampoo and Leave in Conditioner. One product I am always looking into for my hair is leave in conditioner. I feel leave in conditioner is something our hair needs no matter the hair type or texture. Leave in conditioner moisturizer, repairs, and does a lot more to our hair then we may know. I wash my hair about twice a week and I feel when I have extra product in my hair, my hair will keep its curls a lot longer and look healthier too. I always like to have my hair give off a beautiful shine.

They also send a body bar, which I have never tried before and let me tell you, it is amazing. Perfect body bar for shaving your legs. I love how fresh the Tea Tree products smell. My bathroom has smelt like peppermint for 3 days now and I can’t complain about that.

I also have to say that receiving these products from Paul Mitchell has also inspired me. I know want to have a little garden. Paul Mitchell provided me with three packs of seeds one lavender, sage, and thyme. With planting my own natural seeds I can use these flowers to my benefit for anything health related, whether hair or skin. There are many DYI ideas I’m sure I could look up to use these plants to my benefit. I also need to do some research on planting seeds. I have never had a garden before but it is kinda of hard to have a garden when you live in an apartment. If any of you have any suggestions on how to make a garden work indoors, I’d love to hear more.    thankyoupaulmitchell4 thankyoupaulmitchell thankyoupaulmitchell1

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As always, thank you for reading.

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Fashion, Spring, Summer

Something Striped

Photography: Karen Stauffer Photography somethingstriped somethingstriped3

Well, the wind is sure whipping my curly hair and my flowy dress around. Good thing my dress is long ,because who knows the heights it could go on a windy day like this in August. I can’t believe it is already August. That means many of you will be going back to school, and that means Fall is on its way. I feel summer just started yesterday, and now we have to think about fall already. It blows my mind how fast the seasons change and the days fly by. Most days I still dream of being in college. Even then the days went by just as fast.

There is something so amazing about being a college student. You really are set to do anything you want. You can study abroad for months at a time, get internships in different states, and learn if you really enjoy that type of work or not. It is like your trial and error period in life and something you can never get back when you are out of college, because life will then hit you in the face, and you will know after college that now is the time to move forward.

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Beauty, Fashion, Spring, Summer

How To Wear White Denim

Photography: Karen Stauffer Photography

White is one of those colors that will never (and I mean NEVER) go out of style. White denim is hot, sexy, and chic depending on how you style it.  White denim, whether it is shorts, a jean jacket, or jeans, will have you looking in the mirror a lot more often. Why? Because white is super flattering. I hear many girls talk about how white is not flattering, but I’m here to tell you that it is all in the way you style it. White wedding dresses became the norm somehow, and what bride isn’t an absolute 10 walking down the aisle on their special day?  Many people have trouble styling white outfits because they feel it is not slimming, but I am here to tell you that white is indeed a good color for you.

Usually, people like to resort to the regular blue jeans and really they are what a lot of us are used to wearing, Am I right? 5 times out of 10 that is the case. The main thing we have to get used to is seeing ourselves in a new color. When it comes to wearing white denim, I stick to white skinny jeans because they are slimming where as if you were to do a boot cute white denim it may make your legs appear bigger then they actually are. White denim is a flattering color to wear; you just have to work it and have confidence. Also, wearing a bright color with the white really works well. Don’t you just love this mint and white checkered tank top? whitedenim whitedenim1
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Beauty

My Top Traveling Hair Care Products

I call these amazing products ‘My Top Traveling Hair Care Products’.

1.All 4 products are amazing and are the perfect products for my hair.

2.Shtrands studied my hair.

3. Shtrands does all the dirty work and gets the right products for your hair.

Have you heard of Shtrands? If not, I am so happy that I have introduced you to this wonderful brand. I’ve been working personal with the CEO of this company to come up with the perfect hair care regimen for my hair.  They have customized luxury hair care regimens down to a T. I have enjoyed every single product they have sent me.  I call them my traveling hair care products, because they come in an awesome canvas bag that will help protect your items when in a bag packed away. I use them all the time though, especially the jojoba oil and my leave-in conditioner.  Mytophaircareproducts3

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Fashion, Spring, Summer

Pink and White

Photography: Karen Stauffer Photography

‘Pink and White’ paired is a beautiful pair. This dress is super cute and is perfect for these hot summer days we have been having. I am not complaining at all, because I love the heat and humidity. Mondays are meant for casual yet chic outfits. I have styled this Old Navy dress with my white fit flops (surprisingly they are still white) and my cute and small, yet perfect size ,Cora Simply Mini purse. I think it is perfect for a night out on the town because it is so small and you can style it six different ways.  I also love that it is handcrafted in the USA.

When it comes to shopping anymore I look for staple items that I know I can go back to again and again. With this dress I know it would look just as cute with some nude heels or an oversized white sweater as fall starts to approach… but we won’t mention that F word, it is way to early.  pinkandwhite pinkandwhite0 pinkandwhite1

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