Birkenstocks are Back

April 15th, 2014

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Sometimes you either love something or you hate it. Birkenstocks may just be one of those things. But you heard it from me first: Birkenstocks are back. I used to have a pair in high school that I adored for their comfy feeling and casual vibe. I obviously love the whole bohemian style, so I am surprised I haven’t gotten a pair since then. After all, my mom was born and raised in Berkeley, California…I was probably conceived while she was wearing Birkenstocks (ew, just kidding mom). So, when I was approached by the amazing Online Shoes to do a review of these fab Birkenstocks, I couldn’t say no.

Of course Birkenstocks still come in their original form, but they have adorable new styles like these Gizeh Birko-Flor ones that I am wearing here. It is a little modern twist on an old hippie favorite that just works. I styled this pair with a feather print muscle tee, faux leather pants, and a trusty fedora. The vibe says, “am I biker-chic or bohemian-chic?” and I say, “does it matter?”

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Sequin Bomber

April 8th, 2014

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I love basic pieces probably more than anyone I know. I die for a good white tee or a nice fitting black tank. Simple outfits make me happy. So when I find a piece like this navy sequin bomber jacket that so seamlessly fits with basics, I am over the moon. The classic shape of the jacket paired with the fabulicious sequins is a combo made in heaven. Here I paired it with a dark grey American Apparel tank and my favorite black skinnies for a date night with the Frenchman.

By the way, can you guys tell I am obsessed with these black booties from Steve Madden? I have been wearing them to death and am not one bit ashamed of it, because I will soon have to switch over to sandals for the summer.

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FabFitFun VIP Box

April 3rd, 2014

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It was a wonderful and welcome surprise when I came home to the FabFitFun VIP Box on my doorstep. Just in time for spring, the box is full of fun goodies that I couldn’t wait to test out. I will give a run down of what is in the box this season, and really recommend snagging one yourself next go around.

The first thing that caught my eye was the Cult Gaia Turband. Mine had a fun pinup-esque cherry print on it, which will be fun to play around with. The turband has wire in it so you can shape the ends however you want. Next up was the Kai Perfume Oil, which smells heavenly. The scent is supposed to smell different on everyone, and I loved the subtle, fresh smell on me. I saw a familiar can in the box as well – the Oscar Blandi Pronto Dry Shampoo. I already use Oscar Blandi Dry Shampoo, so I was so pleased to get a tried and true staple. The Level Naturals Shower Bombs were new to me and smell great, so I can’t wait to throw one in the shower. You are supposed to put one in the bottom of the shower and let it steam up and fill your shower with menthol, eucalyptus and tea tree oil. I saw the Cover FX SPF 30 Protection Primer next and being that I am a SPF aficionado, I naturally can’t wait to test this one out. It is vegan and paraben-free, which makes me that much more excited. The Dermasuri Deep Exfoliating Mitt is also a fun new product. This will be perfect to exfoliate my skin in time for spring and summer when I love lathering on sunless tanner.  The Merrithew Mini Stability Ball and accompanying DVD are said to help build core strength, so that will be a fun new way to mix up my exercise routine. I already use stability balls at the gym, so it will be awesome to try from home as well. Last but not least, are The Better Chip Spinach and Kale chips….which were delish! I love feeling a bit better about gobbling up a bag of chips and these tasted nothing like “healthy chips”.

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Hope you enjoyed the review and be sure to snag one for yourselves!

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Pastels and Liquid Black

March 25th, 2014

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It is no secret that spring brings out the desire for pastels, florals, and all around bright colors. In my outfit a few weekends ago, I took my desire to wear color and paired pastels and liquid black pants. The result allows the colors to pop but still showcases these killer pants from Rag and Bone. I have paired this long mullet tank with shorts and  leggings before, but this time thought it could go up against another statement piece. I also slid on my newest obsession, these Steve Madden booties that I just can’t seem to take off. I wore this look out to do some errands and then to dinner with my sister and her hubby. It was easy to throw on a leather jacket when the air became chilly later that night.

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Janis Bells

March 20th, 2014

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I couldn’t take it anymore – I just had to snag these Novella Royale Janis Bells. After buying our home and all the expenses that come along with that, we have been trying extra hard to save money. Hence the reason I talked about this purchase so much before pulling the trigger. Knowing that I couldn’t stop thinking about them since this post, I thought it was worth the little splurge. To put it simply, I ‘m uh-bsessed with these pants. I want them in every color. Seriously. I chose this print because I could see it going with a plethora of tops that I already own. First up, I paired it with this flowy tie dye ombre tee, which only ups the hippie vibe. The hat was a last minute addition, but I couldn’t help myself. These fit like a dream as well – comfy like leggings and they are even long enough on my legs to go beyond my heels. Get ready to see these on repeat…forever.

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