Happy 4th!

July 3, 2015

Happy 4th of July weekend! 

This year the hubs and I decided to take a quick road trip to the beach. Whoop! I actually drafted this  post in the car via hotspot. Technology never ceases to amaze. What's even more amazing is that I'm actually awake at this point. Leaving the house at 4:00am is not my norm. 

You know those emails that invade your inbox with tempting sales for the holidays? I made the mistake of browsing and found a few 4th of July themed things to get in gear for the holiday. AKA, things I would love to buy if I had a money tree growing in my back yard.

Of course, a red Tory Burch bag. If we're aiming high might as well go all in. Photo via @beamerbenson.

This Madewell top would be perfect with these red pants I got recently from LOFT!

I normally wouldn't go for this look, but I think these stars and stripes Toms are so cute.

If you need me...this is where I'll be (or at least somewhere similar). Source.

Hope you have a great holiday weekend!

Ready, Set...

June 29, 2015

I've talked before about my oily skin. It's frustrating, and causes concealer to crease and all sorts of fun things...but I've found a wonderful product that helps control this issue.


The Laura Mercier Invisible Loose Setting Powder is fantastic. Where other powders can tend to look like you blobbed flour on your face, this setting powder is so finely milled that it is virtually invisible. 

After applying a cream concealer under my eyes I set with this, and get zero creases throughout the day. Amazing (for me). 



I couldn't go without this setting powder in the summer, or technically ever because my skin doesn't just show off its oily glow in the summer. It's pretty much year round.

Friday Favorites in Five

June 26, 2015

Well, hello there Friday. Nice to see you again!

It's been a while.

I don't have a big list of favorites for today, but I do have one thing that I found - it makes me happy about Friday and pretty much sums up my feelings for today after one crazy busy work week!


Here's to Friday! And the start of another awesome weekend of summer.