8.28.2014

summer to fall with lulu*s: part II

Dress:Lulu*s, Jacket: H&M (runs small), Bag: Jessica Simpson (similar here and here), Heels: Shop Primadonna, Rings:Lulu*s, Earrings: Lulu*s, Necklaces:ONecklace (Brie necklace), Nordstrom Rack (Love necklace), Bracelets: made by me, Lipstick: Snob by MAC, Nail Polish: You're Such a Budapest by OPI

One of my favorite prints to wear during fall and winter is plaid. I loved this dress the moment I saw it because I thought plaid was such an unexpected print for a summer dress. I paired it with my favorite denim jacket and leopard heels for a bit of print mixing. 

P.S. Is it Friday yet?! Tomorrow officially kicks off bachelorette weekend in Las Vegas! I'm sure I'll be posting my fair share of our adventures on Instagram if you'd like to follow along :)



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8.27.2014

Learn it, Do it, Rock it with Garnier Fructis Style



I'm excited to be partnering with Garnier Fructis today to bring you my very first hair tutorial! I'm by no means an expert at doing hair but the great thing about Garnier Fructis is that they make styling hair easy. I almost always wear my hair curled so today I thought I'd try something different -- a sleek and straight style with a middle part. 
My hair is naturally curly and can get very frizzy so I started by using the Garnier Fructis Sleek & Shine Anti-Humidity Smoothing Milk. The results from this product were amazing! It made my hair smell amazing and eliminated nearly all the frizz. It can also be used on dry hair to tame frizz.

Here are the first few simple steps to complete the look:
Step 1: Apply a quarter-sized amount (it could be more or less depending on the length and thickness of your hair) to damp hair and work through from ends to roots. 
Step 2: Blow dry hair. 
Next, I used the Garnier Fructis Sleek & Shine Flat Iron Perfector Straightening Mist to protect my hair from the heat of my flat iron and to ensure smoothness and shine. 

Step 3: Separate hair into two inch sections and spray straightening mist onto each section.
Step 4: Immediately straighten each section after spraying the straightening mist. Repeat until all of your hair has been sprayed and straightened.
The finished look! I'm currently on day two of this hairstyle and it still looks great :) I can't wait to try out more hairstyles with the Garnier Fructis Sleek & Shine products. 

P.S. Be sure to enter the Garnier Fructis "Gotta Have That Hair" Sweepstake for the chance to win a $500 Visa Gift Card by pinning your favorite hairstyle! Check out the details below for instructions on how to enter.



Learn it, Do it, Rock it with Garnier Fructis Style.

Disclosure: Compensation was provided by Garnier Fructis via Mode Media. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Garnier Fructis.

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8.26.2014

currently coveting

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Is it really already going to be September next weekend?! 2014, you've flown by! I hope these next few months slow down a bit although I have a feeling that's not going to happen. Above are a few things on my radar for fall since it's going to be here before we know it.



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8.25.2014

summer to fall with lulu*s: part I

Dress:Lulu*s, Sandals: Enzo Angiolini, Bag: Old Navy, Sunglasses: Cole Haan, Necklaces: Nordstrom Rack (love this), Bracelets: made by me, Rings:Lulu*s, Lipstick: Indie Flick by NYXNail Polish: Bachelorette Bash by Essie

I've mentioned before that dressing during this time of the year can be difficult. While most stores are gearing up for fall, it's still very much summer in a lot of places. Anyone else live in Arizona? The triple digits won't be going away here anytime soon.

I'm be teaming up with Lulu*s for a few posts to show how I transition my wardrobe from summer to fall while still dressing in weather appropriate clothing. One of the easiest ways you can do this is by wearing fall colors. When I think of fall fashion, some of the colors that come to mind are greens, yellows, browns, and beige. When I found this dress on Lulu*s, I thought it would be perfect for the summer to fall transition. As it starts to cool down, I look forward to wearing it with a denim jacket and wedges for a date night with Colton.

P.S. It's only fitting that I'm wearing a nail polish called "Bachelorette Bash" in today's post because the countdown is officially on. Four days until my bachelorette party weekend in Vegas! FOUR. DAYS. (!!!!) Colton will also be in Vegas this weekend for his bachelor party but my bridesmaids and his groomsmen will be in contact to ensure that our paths don't cross. We don't say it nearly enough but Colton and I are SO thankful for the friends and family who've worked so hard to make this time in our lives so incredibly special for us. I can't wait to see what my bridesmaids have in store for me this weekend! 



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8.21.2014

colorful co-ordinates

Top & Skirt:Sheinside (only $32!), Sandals: Shop Primadonna (similar here), Clutch:Missguided, Earrings: Target (similar here), Bracelets: made by me & ℅ Lulu*s, Rings:Lulu*s, Lipstick: Snob by MAC, Nail Polish: Bachelorette Bash by Essie




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