Happy Friday!!! We got back from California and are in full party mode! Wes birthday is Monday so we have his friends party Saturday and family party Sunday. Wes is so so excited he keeps asking the days and hours until his party 🙂
This was one of my favorite outfits from NYFW. Each one of these pieces I found at really different times but had that OMG moment when I tried them on. Gucci has a new designer and all their pieces are so beyond good! Designer pieces are always a big investment but the amount of detail they put into the pieces are so gorgeous. I wanted to pair feminine and grunge together for a “tough meets girly glam” type look. The lace detail of this dress is the perfect feminine contrast with an appliqued denim jacket. Plus a denim jacket is a great casual layer for fall to be able to transition your favorite dresses into the season with a pair of leather ankle boots to complete the look.
I have been obsessed with these boots ever since I got them. I’ve been wearing them non-stop with everything from dresses to denim. They were definitely a splurge but one that will make a wardrobe statement forever.
I also put together a list of similar pieces to recreate this look on a budget below!
Fall is hands down my favorite season for fashion! I always get so excited to try all the latest styles and finding budget buys make it so easy to refresh my fall wardrobe. I have been obsessed with all things ruffles and love the way they are being incorporated into this season’s looks! This olive green blouse (under $50 – also comes in blush) is such a good find and the ruffle detail makes it read a lot more expensive than the price tag. I also love this nude satin top (under $50)- such a good neutral for the season!
Velvet is another one of the fall trends I’m most excited about. I just got these velvet booties in black and want one in every color. These are the perfect heel height and a steal under $100! Nordstrom is running triple points right through Sunday now so it’s a great time to stock up on your favorite fall pieces and earn triple rewards. Below are some of my favorite picks right now:
The older I get the more I pay attention to taking care of my skin. I wish I would have started younger. It would have saved me a few extra wrinkles 😉 but it’s better now than later. I was recently reading this article about all the negative effects your excessive cell phone has on your body. YIKES! I know I’m not the only one, but pretty much my whole business revolves around my phone: texts, emails, social media, etc. Sometimes I honestly feel guilt about it, because I am so attached to my devices. Work feels like a 24-hour thing, and I have had to set timeframes and schedules so I can try to really balance my life or else the whole day slips away and I don’t even realize it.
It’s not just our phones, but tv, computers, etc. – so many of our favorite tech devices have negative effects on our body. But let’s face it, anything extreme can be bad, so here are a few of my guilty vice and solutions to improve them.
Binging on your favorite TV show: When the newest season of your favorite tv show finally hits Netflix, it might take a miracle to pull you away from your screen after just one episode, but after 30 minutes of sitting your metabolism slows down by 90%. Your metabolism slows naturally as it ages so no need to rush the process! If you’re going to hit “Next Episode”, get up and do some squats or crunches while you watch.
Being glued to your phone all day: The average person looks down at their phone 221 times a day. (Working from home and relying so much on my phone for everything, I might be double that!) Looking down so much during the day can lead to tech neck – those annoying lines and wrinkles on your neck – but, as much as I rely on my phone for work I can’t really avoid it. I had always heard that any skincare product you apply to your face you should also use on a neck but there are actually products made specifically for your neck – the skin on your neck is thinner and has fewer oil glands so it’s more prone to aging. I just started using this Strivectin neck cream increases skin elasticity which helps smooth the appearance of those annoying horizontal neck lines. I love how lightweight and hydrating it is – my skin felt so much softer and it softened my lines.
Your nightly social media scan: You might think your nightly game of Candy Crush or just scrolling through your Instagram feed is the equivalent of counting sheep, but it’s actually having the reverse effect. Being on your devices before bed stimulates your brain making it harder to fall asleep – anyone else been up until 2am because their brain won’t slow down?! The sooner you kick the habit, the easier you’ll avoid those dark circles and puffy eyes.
Werk, werk, werk, werk, werk: Your desk job or dependence on your laptop for work may be unavoidable, but being hunched over your work all day is! Bad posture habits now will lead to permanent posture later so find a way to get your job done without sacrificing posture. (A good chair and elevated computer screen will help!)
Not knowing when to turn it off: Staring at a screen all day can really do a number on your vision, from causing dry eyes and eye strain to astigmatism and why start squinting before you have to? Don’t be afraid to disconnect and take a break from your electronics.