Currently Craving: Flannel

When we have a cloudy day here in Indy, my go-to uniform is a plaid flannel and skinny jeans. There’s something about wearing plaid in the autumn months that feels so cozy. So today, I’m rounding up 10 different ways to style your plaid button downs.

1. Layer your flannel shirt under a cozy sweater to stay even more warm.

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2. Tie your flannel around your waist for a ’90s grunge vibe.

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3. Not every day calls for a heavy coat and scarf. For those warmer fall afternoons, vests are the perfect layering piece.

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4. Wear your flannel open, similar to a cardigan.

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5. Make leather leggings more casual by pairing with a flannel.

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6. Mix a flannel with stripes.

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7. Dress it up with a giant statement necklace.

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8. Keep it simple, over a white tee.

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Favorite Skin Products

Just recently I have started to buy products to help against anti-aging and wrinkles. I sat down and thought about what my holy grail beauty products would be, the products I use up to the last drop because they are just. so. good. I am constantly trying new products, but I also have my trusted favorites. Some of them have been new discoveries this year, others are more recent discoveries. Today, I’m sharing with you my 9 favorite face products to help against wrinkles and fine lines that won’t break the bank!

  1. Avon Eye Makeup Remover $1.99  Moisture Effective Eye Makeup Remover Lotion. Remove your makeup with this gentle lotion. This make up remover is strong enough to take off that smoky eye, and gentle enough for everyday use. Best of all, the gentle make up remover is non-greasy and leaves eyes feeling clean, soft and soothed.
  2. Maybelline Age Rewind Primer $9.99 Apply before foundation, Primer transforms skin into a perfectly smooth canvas for ideal makeup application. Lines, wrinkles, pores, and imperfections appear to vanish instantly. Skin is finished with a subtle pink tint for a youthful glow.
  3. Murad Ultimate Moisturizer– $72.00 A luxurious, yet lightweight cream that provides 24-hour hydration to restore suppleness and visibly reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
  4. Murad Night Perfecting Cream $55.00 This lightweight night cream hydrates and restores skin’s appearance overnight and works while you sleep by restoring skin’s moisture balance and supporting healthy, natural cell turnover.
  5. Mac Strobe Cream $33.00 The ultimate quick fix for the skin. Super-powered with potent botanicals to refresh and moisten. Boosts the look of dull, flat or tired-looking skin with nutritious vitamins and a mega-dose of green tea. Brightens and clarifies with iridescent particles and antioxidants. Enhances the effects of light on all skin in all lighting conditions from sunlight to spotlight.
  6. Mac Prep & Prime  $31.00 A lightweight gel lotion formulated with special-effect silicones. Evens out skin redness and skin tone while adding radiance. Improves the laydown and application of foundation or powder
  7. Retinol Advanced brightening serum $23.99 Retinol’s Advanced Brightening Serum is a weightless, fast absorbing serum formulated with the highest potency of brightening ingredients. Improves the appearance of uneven skin tone, smoothes to minimize the appearance of fine lines & antioxidant protection helps prevents environmental damage.
  8. Murad Environmental Shield $36.00 A patented antioxidant-rich cleanser that rehydrates environmentally damaged skin.
  9. Nuxe Cleansing and Makeup Remover $19.00 This gentle, soap-free make-up remover and cleanser with Honey and Sunflower cleanses, soothes and removes make-up in one go – whilst being kind to your skin.

What are your favorite skin products?

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Floral Fever

Happy Monday!

All Summer I have been seeing vintage florals everywhere and some of the places they have been popping up are a little unexpected. I hope that this trend continues throughout the fall because I am slowly filling my closet with floral items.

I  definitely wear my florals year round. You can master the floral trends in one of two easy ways: Pair them with bright solid tones or you can opt for muted tones and simply add the outfit surprise with textures and pattern. Stripes are the easiest pattern to pair with florals–never fails! Give it a shot!

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Wild Rose Tunic

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Nordstrom Floral Romper

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Dottie Couture dark floral with lace

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H&M Floral Tube scarf

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Forever 21 navy floral flounced dress

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Express Floral Portofino Shirt

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Blazer Love

Ah, the blazer: a timeless piece. There really isn’t much this tailored jacket can’t do, which is why it will always hold a place in our closets. You need one in just about every color for this fall! It’s great for not only interviews & work but also perfect for date night and a day out and about paired with jeans, dresses, tights, I could go on and on because it’s so versatile! Behold — 5 stylish blazer and top pairings that will transform everywhere from the office to your living room.
  
  

Sweater Dress

The weather has been perfect around these parts! A little chilly in the morning but warm enough to still throw on a dress and booties and head out the door!

There are dresses, and then there are sweater dresses. Just like you threw on an oversized knit top and forgot pants. Wear them now barelegged with booties, and then mix in some tights when the temperatures drop. Some favorites from around the web…


  
  

Trader Joes Beauty Products

Like we needed another reason to love Trader Joe’s even more than we already do…..

 

1. Aluminum-free deodorant- unscented

2. Vitamin E Oil- great for your skin and can be used for treating suburn or protecting you from the sun.

3. Tea Tree Oil – heals acne, chickenpox, cold sores, bad breath and fungal infections

4. Facial Cleansing Pads

5. JoJoba Oil – applied to the skin for acne, psoriasis, sunburn and chapped lips.

6. Green Tea Soap

7. Coconut Oil

8. Facial Cleanser

Summer Weddings Cont.

My best friend Meredith got married this past July! The day was full of love, happy tears and celebrating.

We had way too much fun getting ready while drinking Sophia mini’s, riding around in golf carts after the ceremony and hogging the photo booth the entire night.

Meredith looked stunning and her new husband was quite handsome as well.

As promised, I finally have more amazing pictures of Meredith’s big day! I am obsessed with them and wish we could redo such a perfect day!

HERE is a link of the IPhone pictures I posted of her wedding back in July and their adorable engagement story you won’t want to miss.

Enjoy…       
  
  

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Venue: Bridgewater Golf Course Carmel, IN

Wedding Dress: Marie Gabriel

Bridesmaid Attire: Marie Gabriel

Photographer: Sara Morris Photography

Honeymoon: St. Kitts

Rehearsal Dinner: Matteo’s Noblesville, IN

Invitations: Wedding Divas

Caterer: Bridgewater

Chelsea Boots

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I am totally pumped to go shopping for fall accessories and clothes after packing away all of my summer clothes this past weekend. I just made two big trips to Goodwill of clothes that I haven’t wore in years to make room for some new great pieces to add to the wardrobe!

Chelsea boots are on top of my want list for fall. They are a must have this season! They look great worn with skinny jeans, leggings, with a chunky knit sweater, blazer, a blouse, a long length knit cardigan, okay you get the idea they can basically look great with everything! They are such a great wardrobe staple. They immediately give off that rock and roll vibe since The Beatles rocked them but can also be super chic.

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They are not only perfect for fall but also great paired with a dress and tights over the winter months basically the best ‘every day’ boot! You can opt for flat chelsea’s or if you prefer you can opt for one with a small block heel – Both look equally as good.

Check out some of my favorite looks around the web of how to style them:

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Off Shoulder Style

You guys, I can’t believe how quickly summer is coming to an end but I am SO looking forward to spending the next three weekends ending Summer with a bang! This weekend you can find us at the Jason Aldean concert, the following weekend is my cousin’s lake bachelorette party, Labor Day Weekend then off on a cruise with the boyfriend. With four full summer filled weekends left filled with outdoor activities, there is still plenty of time to pick up some last minute essentials! If I have learned one thing this Summer it’s that off the shoulder tops are totally in.

I’ve rounded up some of my favorite off the shoulder tops and dresses you can still rock the rest of summer!

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