Hello Monday! I hope you guys had a great weekend and are gearing up for a fun 4th of July. I wanted to share a quick instagram roundup with you guys today and share the details from a few of my snaps lately. As always, if you have any questions feel free to ask below!
With wedding season in full swing, there’s no reason to not be prepared when it comes to (ahem)…lingerie. Whether you are the bride-to-be, bridesmaid, or a wedding guest, we all have to find the right undergarments for our dress or outfit.
This is a busy “wedding” summer for us. We are attending three weddings and I am getting to host a lingerie shower for a very dear friend. I truly get so excited about all of these wedding festivities because it brings back such great memories from my wedding 3 years ago!
As I am planning for the lingerie shower, I am realizing how many options there are for lingerie. You can go sexy, sweet, or practical. Nordstromhas the best selection of sleepwear and lingerie. I have always shopped at Nordstromfor my bras (they have the best selection!) so it only makes sense that their sleepwear would be just as good. I love this little short & camisole setby Betsey Johnson. If you and your friends are looking to treat your friend who is getting married, this “MRS” robe is too cute. I remember a couple of my friends went in together and got me one of these for my honeymoon, I loved it!
If you’re looking for more practical “everyday” garments, I highly suggestthese no show panties. Yeah, they aren’t sexy at all, but they are perfect for dresses that tend to be a little sheer or thin. You don’t have any panty lines and they seem to blend in well! If you’re looking for the perfect t-shirt bra this one bySpanxis my favorite and most practical for everyday.
I’m looking for suggestions for the lingerie shower! Let me know if you have any fun themes, colors, games, etc. Would love to hear from you!
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Thank you to Nordstrom for sponsoring this post. All opinions are my own.
Over the past year, I’ve really started to make smart choices when it came to purchasing clothes. When looking in my closet, I realized that my “trendy” and cheaper clothes have seen better days (you know, the top that you wash once and it starts to unravel…!!!) and my classic pieces are still the ones I gravitate towards first. It’s made me more aware that trends can be fun, but if I want something to last, I need to choose quality over quantity.
Recently, I was introduced to Zady, an online boutique featuring unique products hand made by artisans from all over the world. Their primary focus is to be able to provide quality and sustainable products that will last. If you go to their site, you will find leather bags, accessories for the home, and handmadejewelry, but the first thing I saw was the .02 T- Shirt.
In my opinion, there’s nothing more essential in your closet than a classic white t-shirt. As much as I like to wear a silk blouse or a flirty dress, I feel most comfortable in a softcotton tee. I like this version because the fabric is thick and not sheer (I hate buying tops only to find out that they are sheer) and it’s very soft. I always layer my t-shirts and I loved the way it looked with this navy blazer. The fit is timeless and definitely something that I will wear season after season.
While Summer in Texas can be brutally hot, I still love the look of long sleeves with shorts. Obviously, they aren’t for 100 degree days, but I find that I love to wear this look for dinner or if it’s overcast.
Theseprinted shorts (on sale) are one of my favorite styles to wear for summer. I like that they are a little longer and structured. They don’t wrinkle easily- which is amazing! I like that they can be dressed up with a silk blouse tucked in wearing heels, or worn a little more casually seen here.
This pink knit sweater (on sale) is one that can worn all year long. It’s not sheer by any means, but the material isn’t as thick making it appropriate to wear during warmer months.
When I think of summer, eyelet and white are two things that come to mind regarding summer fashion. When I saw this Off The Shoulder Eyelet Dress, I knew it would be perfect for Summer date nights or brunch with the girls. I like that the fabric is cotton so you can really dress it up or down depending on the occasion.
Today I am off to have a little staycation with some of my very special teacher friends. I have worked with these girls for the last two years and some of them for the last 5 years. We are planning on going out for Mexican food, hanging by the pool (please stop raining Texas!) and doing whatever silly things come our way. I can’t wait! You can see more of our staycation by following via snapchat: “theteacherdiva”
From lipsticks, iPhone, planner, notebook, keys, to gum wrappers– the list of items in my handbag seem to be forever growing. This Leather Totedoes the trick just fine and still leaves room for any other goodies I can manage to fit in there.
First, let’s talk about the two toned leather. How gorgeous is that silvery-gold inside?
These Yosi Foldable Flats(more colorshere)are a life savor…or feet savor I should say. I have about 7 pairs and I would wear them while teaching or even on the weekends if we were going to be walking a lot. They are very comfy and conveniently fold up into that little pouch. I always have a pair with me or in the car, just in case my feet get tired from wearing heels!
In my bag you will always find some type of notebookand calendar.(I know, I know- you are probably thinking I should use my phone for my calendar and I do for family stuff, but for work, it’s much easier for me to write it down and see it in print. Am I crazy?)
I always carry an extra battery for my iPhone and this battery is the best I’ve tried. It’s under 30 bucks and it will allow you to fully charge your phone twice before having to charge the batter again. (Thanks Austin for finding that for me!)
Who am I kidding I love to snack. KIND Bars are one of my favorites next to LARA Bars. They taste good and you can actually understand what it’s made out of.
I always carry a little makeup bag of some sort and fill it with the little things I find myself using throughout the day. This Monogrammed Makeup Bagis custom made at Ellis Hillin Highland Park. I love this company and think they make the best personalized accessories, paper goods, or linens in Dallas.
I always carry hand cream.I have usedAhava for years and it is amazing. My hands tend to get really dry and this helps big time.I am not too crazy about the smell, but it fades rather quickly and does not compete with myBeachperfume by Bobbi Brown.
This Powder Compact from YSL is light and works great as a touch up later in the day.
The ultimate multi-tasker is this On-The-Glow Blush and Illuminatorby Wander Beauty. I just started using this and love how it works. I use the pink for blush or lipstick and then the highlighter looks great as an eyeshadow base, on the cheekbone to highlight or for a nude lip. It’s definitely convenient for the girl on the go!
Summer is here and off the should er tops could not be more in for the season. This mint green versionis one of my favorite off the shoulder tops. The embroidered hemline makes it fun and summery, and the color is so fresh and looks great with a tan (or faux tan if you’re like me).
This green color looks so pretty with denim or with your favorite white pants for a softer pastel vibe. Off the shoulder tops are definitely a must try for the Summer! See below for more of my favorite OTS picks. Happy Shopping! xx
Happy Sunday! I haven’t shared a recent instagram update so I’ve rounded up some of my favorites from the past couple of weeks. Feel free to ask questions about sizing and quality. Have a great weekend! XX
Happy Friday everyone! I have been getting some requests to bring back my Beauty Talk series so I thought it would be fun to share with you some of my recent beauty buys- specifically for eyes and brows.
If you are new to my blog, you need to know I have a thing for makeup and skin care. While in high school and college I worked part time at a beauty salon and loved every second of it. I guess that’s where I picked up my love for products and desire to learn more about them and how they work on our skin!
I’m always looking to learn more and hear about your favorites so feel free to comment below!
I’ve had my eye on the Small York Cosmetic Case for a while, and finally pulled the trigger when my other case wore out. I love it! I was a little worried it wouldn’t fit everything, but I have been really happy with the structure and quality of this little bag. It fits the right amount for the girl on the go!
Let’s talk about brows. This has been the hardest part for me to “get right”. I just could not find the right color or tool to make my brows look full and natural. Natural being the key word there.
My sister in law, Megan, told me aboutBrow Wiz (on sale!) and raved about how it was amazing and really worked. I wasn’t so sure because the last time I used a pencil they looked super artificial and just not for me. After I saw her brows my mind was changed! I started reading reviews and found that Medium Brown was the color for me. I have never been happier with a brow product.
How to use it? The pencil goes on really soft, so the harder you push down the more color will show up. The small size also lets you draw little strokes to mimic tiny brow hairs. The brush at the end is what gives you the natural look because it blends everything together to create a soft and full look. Highly recommend!
A couple weeks ago,Nordstromwas doing their buy 2 get 1 free mascara sale. I always stick with my Lancome Hypnose Drama Mascara but I also remember trying Bobbi BrownExtreme Party (on sale!) and loving it. It never flaked or smudged so I decided to go back to it and give it a try (you can read more about my review on Extreme Party Mascara here). One of my friends that works at the Bobbi counter told me they always use Extreme Partywith Smokey Eyeand it gives super long and dramatic lashes. Well- sign me up right? Ok so I gave it a try and yes, it does make my lashes look amazing, but they are also around $26 each so that could get pricey to use both all the time. But, if you’re up for it, it really does make lashes look really long and thick.
Ok, so if you struggle with dark circles or are in need of some under eye brightening, this is for you. I have used these three products consistently for the last 2 months and I have been very pleased.
First, the Eye Duty Triple Remedyby First Aid Beautyis amazing. It is packed with retinyl palmitate and GABA that support skin’s natural collagen production to smooth away the look of fine lines and wrinkles. It also has caffeine and licorice root to help “depuff” tired eyes. The best part is that it comes in two colors (I use original) to help brighten as you use the product. I use this first, the follow with Well Rested CC Eye Primer.
Well Rested CC Eye Primeris a great product to use under eyes and on top of the eyelid for brightening and to help your makeup not crease. I love this product for many reasons but what makes it unique, is that when you put it on, it feels instantly cool. With aloe, caffeine, and a mineral blend, it recharges the skin around the eye and gives it an instant “lift”. You can wear alone or under makeup to extend the wear of eye color and concealer.
How to use it? This is the last product I put on…over foundation and everything. I use this under my eyes and when I contour my face (I usethis pinfor reference on where to put the highlighter). It’s a great product to have and I find I use it all the time. It’s nice to have as a touch up too!
Last but not least, the best Make Up Setting Spray I have ever tried. I love this stuff because it comes out as a fine mist, not a harsh spray like others I have tried.
What does a makeup setting spray do? Well, this helps your makeup stay on and in place. I don’t know about you, but sometimes after a long day, I would find that my face looked oily or that my makeup didn’t look quite as fresh as it did when I first put it on. This spray helps with that! I would use this in the morning before work and it was surprising to see how my makeup still looked great after 8 hrs of working inside (and outside)!