Monday, July 30, 2018

The Perfect Fit

If you haven't tried Express jeans yet, you are really missing out -  they are TRULY a perfect fit. I always gravitate to their ripped skinny jeans because I love how comfortable they are, even for lounging around the house all day with Winnie. By the way, how adorable is she in these photos?! My best friend since the 3rd grade came to visit me on Friday and brought her newborn baby... and Winnie acted just like a baby herself, wanting to be held and sit in my lap and getting jealous whenever I held the baby. It was sooo cute!! She is truly my child! :) Anyway, I'm wearing this pair of jeans in the above photos - they also come in a dark wash too! And I'm serious when I say they're incredibly comfortable... almost like pajamas bottoms! Express has tons of different styles of jeans (and a bunch without rips if you're not a "rips" person!) and they're currently running a pretty amazing promotion: buy one pair, and get the second pair for $9.90.

I hope everyone had a great weekend!! My father-in-law was in town this weekend so we laid low...  we went on a lot of walks with the dogs and ate a TON!



*Thanks to Express for sponsoring this post

Friday, July 27, 2018

Sephora PLAY! Unboxing

Have you guys heard of PLAY! by Sephora? It's a monthly beauty subscription box curated by Sephora - they samples of the most sought-after beauty products each month, so you can try them all!  I received my first box last week... I'm no YouTuber but I LOVE watching unboxings on YouTube... so here's a little unboxing, blog style :) 

The PLAY! by Sephora box was easy to spot on my front porch, because of the gorgeous black and white stripes! (And yes, this is actual footage of what my front porch looked like that day haha! We get a lot of boxes!) I immediately beelined for my PLAY! subscription box and went inside to open it.

The box comes with five trial-size samples (plus a beauty bonus), all in a collectible bag (the bag varies each month!). I immediately caught on to the theme of this month's box - back to school! Since back to school was almost my favorite time of year growing up, I was excited to see what was inside.

The box comes with a guide to how to use each of the sample products. This particular guide had a fun little beauty pop quiz to go along with the "back to school" theme. The whole guide looked like a composition notebook that I used back in school!

And here's what I got!! 

Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Gel
"This no-fuss, clear gel is suitable for any brow color. It sets hair inlace with a conditioning chamomile formula and doesn't leave a residue." I have CRAZY brows sometimes (thanks, dad) so I'm excited to use this!

Ouai Volume Spray
"This lightweight spray visibly thickens strands while protecting and conditioning them without leaving behind any sticky residue. It's idea for thin or fine hair that needs a lift." In my opinion, the bigger the hair the better, so I’m excited to try this!

Lancome Advanced Genifique Youth Activating Serum
"In as few as seven days, this fast-acting serum can visibly improve skin's elasticity and firmness with its patented formula featuring bifidus extract. Plus it keeps skin hydrated while making the rest of your routine work harder." This product has amazing reviews… the closer I get to 30, the more I want to slow down the aging process. I’ll update you on how this serum works in a few weeks!

Make Up For Ever Artist Rouge Lipstick in C211
"Your lips will be voted most likely to look flawless with this intensely saturated shade. The ultra-creamy formula hydrates lips so color won't dry out, while the bullet's shape allows for precise application." I haven’t tried this brand before, but I was pleasantly surprised to find that the lipstick is very pigmented and has a lot of staying power, while remaining moisturizing at the same time.

Lancome Monsieur Big Mascara
"The creme formula makes lashes look visibly fuller and thicker and allows for build able volume and length. Ideal for all-daywear, it doesn't require touch-ups and won't smudge or flake." I ALREADY use this every single day so I was pumped! This size is perfect to carry around with me in my handbag.

PLAY! is the only box with 100% prestige products. If you're interested in the PLAY! by Sephora subscription box, you can read more about it here and subscribe today!

*Thanks to Sephora for sponsoring this post

Thursday, July 26, 2018

Mini House Tour Part One

Good morning, loves!!! Last September when I moved into our house, I did an empty house tour on my blog (read it here!). Although I feel like we've made a TON of progress in decorating it, there's definitely a lot more to do! I'm sure you know how it is, there will probably never be any room that I think is "perfectly" decorated. There are still plenty of empty walls and open spaces that need some work, and I'm constantly switching things up to see what looks best where. With that being said, I'm happy to be sharing some updates on our home decor today. This post ended up being sooo long so I had to split it into two parts! The first part today will feature the mud room, guest bathroom, dining room and master bedroom, all located on the first floor. I'll be sharing the details of our kitchen and small living room in another post coming soon!


woven seagrass baskets // quatrefoil mirrors (included in the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale!)
linen pillow for bench // gingham pillows from Homegoods, similar HERE
Tory Burch Marsden small handbag (included in the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale!)

 Shop my Mud Room:


woven seagrass basket (for toilet paper) // hand soap // marble toothbrush holder (on sale!!) //
essential oil diffuser (on sale!) // marble trash can (on sale!!)

 Shop my Guest Bathroom:


blue and white rug (included in the Nordstrom Anniversary sale!!) // similar chandelier

 Shop my Dining Room:


One Kings Lane mirror // hand loomed rug (included in the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale!) //
white comforter // mercury glass lamps from Homegoods, similar HERE // 
diptyque candle (included in the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale!) //

 Shop my Master Bedroom:


similar crystal chandelier (mine is from Trouvaille Home in Winston Salem) 

See more pictures of my master closet HERE!

Let me know if you guys have any questions in the comment section below and I'll get back to you there! :)


Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Lavender Cardigan in the Mountains

 B.P. Lace Trim Camisole, similar HERE // J.Crew Oversize Cardigan in "Light Thistle" (on sale!) //

Good morning! This look was from our trip to the mountains a few weeks ago... almost every piece of the outfit is included in the Nordstrom Sale, and surprisingly there are still a few things left in stock! There are a few sizes in this J.Crew Oversize Cardigan (looove the lavender color!) as well as these Articles of Society jeans. I'm missing the cooler weather so much now that we're back home... it is WAY TOO HOT!

P.S. My mini house tour will be live on the blog tomorrow!! I'll have it up at 6 am :)