Top: SOLD OUT; similar here // Jeans: BLANKNYC // Bag: LC Lauren Conrad // Shoes: SOLD OUT; similar here
I did it! I made the decision to cut my hair and I could not be more excited. It’s amazing how many people like to voice their opinions on matters that do not concern them. I cannot even being to tell you how many people have made comments on how much better my hair was when it was longer (insert rolling eyes emoji). Nonetheless, the decision to cut my hair is the beginning of a much bigger journey that I am taking (and is one that I hope you will take too).
A few weeks ago, I sat down to listen to Style Collective‘s founder Annie Spano first podcast on Becoming Fearless. And let me tell you, I was inspired and had a reality check. How often do we not try things out of fear? Or stand up for someone when no one else is? Or even step back from a bad situation to focus on being a better, more authentic person? If being in my twenties has taught me anything, it is that it is ok to be selfish from time to time.
So what does all of this have to do with cutting my hair? Well, for years I have been afraid to do so. I have been told many horrible things in the past but one of them is that if I cut my hair, I would be viewed a less attractive (quite a primitive way of thinking if you ask me). But have much evaluation, I realized something: my hair does not define me. What defines me as a person is how I act and treat others. I recognize that there are people who do not like short hair. Well, sorry but not sorry! My hair is staying short because I love it. I am grateful that I am at a point in my life that I am confident to try things that terrify me. And it is my hope that you feel confident and beautiful in all that you do.
That being said, I challenge you all to do something that scares you. Apply for that job that you have had your eye on. Book that vacation. Start a blog ;). Whatever has been scaring you to stay immobile, face it. You will be so amazed at all your will accomplish. And trust me, you will be impressed with yourself.
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Hi loves! I don’t know about the rest of you but my skin has been through quite a bit. I have acne scars and rosacea from years of breakouts. Needless to say, my skin is very sensitive and high maintenance. Thankfully, Derma E came out with their new brand of Vitamin C renewing products. Their vitamin C concentrated serum boosts collagen health while reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Once you are done applying the serum to your face and neck, use Derma E’s vitamin C moisturizer. These two products together help keep my skin fresh throughout the day and work perfectly under make-up! If you are trying to combat dry skin, these two products are going to be your saving grace! They certainly have been for me.
Thank you Derma E for sponsoring this post! All opinions are my own.
In the past, it was known that white denim is not to be worn before Memorial Day. Nonetheless, I have never been one for conventionality. I truly believe that white denim should be worn all year round! I have linked details on my look along with some additional petite friendly pieces that you can purchase for yourselves. I hope you all had an amazing Memorial Day!
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White denim jackets
White denim jeans
Hi loves! Mixing prints is something that many of us afraid to do. And rightfully so! It can be intimidating to try to mix two prints that do not look exactly the same. Thankfully, I have some tips to help you mix prints while staying true to you sense of style:
- Pick prints that share a color. For my look, the color I choose was blue. I love floral tops and like many of you, I love the off the shoulder trend! By mixing a blue floral print with a blue striped shirt, I am able to achieve a look that is chic and can even be pulled off as a dress (even though this is a top and skirt).
- When in doubt, match colors! This a trick that will always be pleasing to the eye and will make it far easier for you to find pieces that work well together.
- Spice up your look with a pop of color! For my look, I did not want the color blue to be overbearing. So add your favorite shade of lipstick to compliment your look with a little extra sass.
- Accessorize with naturals. Mastering how to mix prints takes time. If you are diving into mixing prints for the first time, keep your accessories neutral to complement your mixed prints.
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I want to thank each and everyone of you who went out of their way to wish me a happy birthday. Last week was everything I could have asked. Cheers to another year filled with beauty and philanthropy. Now, let’s get to the details of my birthday look. The top that I am wearing is by INC International Concepts. It run small so I got it in a size M. The BlankNYC jeans that I have on in this post are sold out. But here is another pair of destroyed BlankNYC jeans here. My bucket bag is one of the latest styles from LC Lauren Conrad’s handbag collective. The Hinge sandals I am wearing are also sold out but I have a similar verison in suede available here. Happy Monday loves!
Yay! Warmer weather is finally here on the east coast. So I decided to show you one of my favorite summer looks for you to put together. The dress that I am wearing is one of that I got in my Stitch Fix. I am in the hunt to find so I can link it to you all. In the meantime, here is a similar one. While summer can be hot during the day, they tend to be cooler at night. That is why a denim jacket is always handy to have. Mine is by Kut from The Kloth (and it comes in petite sizing). The tassel clutch that I have in this post is by Francesca’s. The multi colored tassels make it the perfect pieces for any look. If you are traveling, this is a clutch that packs easily and is very light.
What are some of your summer essentials? Feel free to leave me a comment below!