Autumn Half Done

August 14, 2017

The chilly mornings and that fall time smell have slowly been creeping up. We have hit the transition period in the Midwest for weather and clothing. I always get this slight anxiety during transition periods in the seasons because I know I'm about to embark on another new season and new products. I've been less drawn to trendy pieces and more drawn to pieces that will surpass the trends. So that has been helping simplify the shopping.

I found this skirt a while ago at a thrift store and wore it once. After rediscovering it in the black hole I call a closet, I knew it needed something. It hit me at a really strange spot and the impatient person I am, I wanted to wear it that day. One button removed and moved, we were in business. Sometimes all it takes is some scissors, pliers, and a creative tick to make something work. Plus I liked the asymmetric button scheme it gave me.

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Getting That Beauty Sleep

August 7, 2017

Early mornings and long days really make me appreciate my beauty sleep. Over time I've perfected my night time routine, from the downtime period, to the skincare, even to the robe I relax in. It all comes together to not only help me sleep, but also help me feel super refreshed in the morning. I put together a few of my tips, for those wanting to wake up really ready to take on the day.

001. Tech Free
When it comes to downtime I always love to spend at least 10-20 minutes away from technology. This really helps me unwind from the day, considering most of my day is spent on a computer or on my phone. It also is refreshing to not worry about replying to emails or even reading them. I throw on the most comfortable robe and just lounge around.

002. Skin Ritual
Every girl appreciates the moment before bed when all the makeup comes off. It's so refreshing to just have a bare face, I even spend some days with little to no makeup on. With minimal makeup comes the need for killer skincare. Your skin rejuvenates the most while you sleep so giving it the ingredients it needs to recharge is important. I always use a serum, eye cream, & moisturizer. Don't be afraid to lather that eye cream and moisturizer on.


003. Beauty Rest
A great night's sleep also really depends on your bed. Leesa not only makes your night comfortable, they also make it super easy to do. The fact that the mattress ships to you in a slender box blows my mind. It comes equipped with a cooling layer and a memory foam layer, really what more can you ask for? Pair it with some great sheets and you're set.

Something I really love about this company is that for every 10 mattresses they sell, they donate one. Giving back at its finest.

If you haven't checked out Leesa I would highly recommend it.

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Timeoff, Truly

August 3, 2017

With the weather and traveling I wanted to see if I could pack a single bag for our weekend trip to KC. I succeeded, and I also believe that since I've been shopping smarter I now have a better selection for when we do go out of town. These tanks are worth the buy. They are comfortable and come in so many different colors. The other nice thing? Dress them up or pair them with relaxed shorts for a even more casual look. I bought two and plan to buy many more. They also would make great transition pieces for that weird weather in between now and fall.

I jumped on the trend of these wicker bags. I've seen them on some of my favorite bloggers and finally pulled the trigger. It goes with me everywhere now, and looks great with just about anything in my closet. The only downside is I had to downsize things, but that just means I can search for a bigger bag for those days I feel I need more, or just an easier way to carry my snacks.

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