Thursday, October 10, 2019

J. Crew Weekend Sale

It has been awhile since J. Crew has had a sale that is this good! Fall has always been my favorite season for fashion; the warm colors, blazers, coats, boots, layering to your hearts content – it’s just enough to send a person’s heart a flutter! 
This time of year I am always looking to stock up on basics, add a few new pieces to my wardrobe, and am even starting to look for Christmas gift ideas {I know, I can’t believe it’s that time of year either}. The J. Crew sale hits all of these marks and I could not be any more excited for the first fall sale of the season!

Monday, October 7, 2019

Get Namenecklace

Maybe it’s a little weird on my part, but for whatever reason I always seem to wear necklaces more in the fall and winter months than I do during the summer. Honestly, the weather can just be so humid in Nashville; it can just be uncomfortable to wear too much jewelry sometimes. 
The other day I found the cutest jewelry website, Get Namenecklace, maybe it is the Southerner in me, but I absolutely love a personalized necklace; especially a monogram necklace. Plus, with Christmas just around the corner {believe it or not} Monogram Necklaces always make such great gifts and stocking stuffers and look super cute with basically any outfit! Confession I am kind of basic…yes. I will walk around the mall in the fall with a monogram necklace on and a pumpkin spice latte, thank you very much!

If monogram necklaces aren’t your things, no worries at all, Get Namenecklace has a very wide selection! For instance my sister loves her birthstone and some jewelry that represents that and Get Namenecklace just happens to have a section dedicated to birthstone pendants and necklaces. For me personally, I love jewelry that reflects a special monument or reflects, your taste, interest, etc. And all of their necklaces are basically a personal extension of you. 

Namenecklace is also a website that makes gift giving extremely easy, especially with the holiday season just around the corner. I have to say, as bad as it might sound, that I have never been a big fan of necklaces with names on them, but Namenecklaces does such a great job of representing the importance behind the name that I am starting to come around… I especially love the infinity necklaces where you can add up to four names, to represent your children, family, or others who are important to you. 

Friday, September 27, 2019

It's Here: Grab Your Credit Card and Head Over to Philadelphia's New Fashion District

Philadelphia is the largest city in Pennsylvania and is widely known for its rich history. It is typically known for its many tourist attractions like Independence Hall (where the US Constitution was signed), Liberty Bell, Reading Terminal Market, and Philadelphia Museum of Art whose steps are famously shown in the movie Rocky. Aside from its popular attractions and the historical value the city holds, Philadelphia is also known to be in the top 10 largest cities in the East Coast by population in 2018. With everything going on, you can be sure the luxury hotels in Philadelphia, shopping, dining, and entertainment services are all top-notch, too.

Fashion District Philadelphia
The Fashion District in Philadelphia is a reinvented and revitalized mall that has recently reopened this September. Its official address is located at 901 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107. For many who are familiar with the area, it is the former site of The Gallery at Market East. Fashion District's grand opening will be held on September 19th of 2019. During the grand opening, locals and out-of-towners alike will be able to enjoy 800,000 square feet (about 3 city blocks) of shopping, dining, and entertainment. Fashion District aims to be the "best destination" that includes "art and cultural exhibits." 

Fashionistas can purchase items from H&M, Forever 21, Burlington, Ulta, and many other retailers. For those who come hungry, Fashion District has you covered. Pei Wei, Freshii, BurgerFi, Chickie's & Pete's, and many other well-known eateries will get you full. For snacks and dessert, Auntie Anne's, Dunkin' Donuts, and Big Gay Ice Cream are only to mention a few additional mall offerings. After shopping and eating, sit back, relax, and enjoy a movie at AMC or go bowling and play games at Round1. There's plenty to do for everyone in the family at Fashion District. 

Lodging
So, you're all excited about the opening and want to make a whole weekend of it. Or perhaps you've decided to go on a much-needed staycation and planned a fun run through Philly’s many museums, shops, and restaurants while staying at an equally luxurious hotel. One of the first hotels to come to mind is The Bellevue Hotel on Broad Street. With historic architecture and Gilded Age sophistication to match, it’s a landmark in its own right. It is accessible to all the nearby attractions like Liberty Bell, Reading Terminal Market, and other museums using MFL or SEPTA routes. Thomas Bond House is another chichi option. As a historic bed and breakfast originally built in 1769, it brings a great tradition of service to all guests.

Getting Around
If you aren't renting a car or taking a cab, then I bet you'll find it convenient riding the routes on SEPTA (The Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority) or the MFL (Market-Frankford Line) once you're in the area. The Fashion District is conveniently connected to Reading Terminal Market, the Pennsylvania Convention Center, and three transit hubs, including Jefferson Station. If you are coming from New Jersey, you can ride the Patco High-Speed Rail there (entrance on 8th & Market St.).

So, you know where to stay, how to get there, and what to do when you go to the Fashion District grand opening. Remember, save the date and prepare yourself for a spectacular experience at the Fashion District. 

Thursday, September 26, 2019

Online Shopping Addiction

Online shopping is one of the best or worst things ever made, depending on you look at it… you can shop from anywhere at any time, but on the other hand you can shop from anywhere at any time… I like to think it is one of the best inventions ever created; what can I say… I’m a glass half full kind of person. I always get excited when I receive the order tracking information for a package. I constantly check my email to see when the package is going to arrive. Ridiculous, I know…
With the weather getting cooler and holidays just around the corner my online shopping activity goes up a bit, as I am sure is the case with most. I am loving all the nods that the fashion industry is giving to the different iconic fashion decades. Pointed toe flats has the 50s written all over them, color blocking a definite 90s thing, and flare or bell bottom pants giving a nod to both the 70’s and 90’s. Personally, I favor anything that gives a nod to the 50’s or 60’s – I just love the classic clean line and the feminine element from that time. With all the great finds out there it is always great to be able to track multiple packages on one site and Old Dominion Freight couldn’t be better!

Fall and Winter are my two absolute favorite seasons for fashion – I just love all the layering options, the chunky sweaters, boots, coats, blazers, it all honestly makes my heart skip a beat! I might have to sign up for Tracktry or Lasership this year just to make tracking packages easier. Let’s face facts… what better on a late fall night than sitting in front of a crackling fire, watching a favorite movie, and doing a little online shopping, because what else are you going to do when it’s cold out, right?!

It seems like all my favorite stores have gotten their new arrivals in this week and there are some pretty swoon worthy finds out there this year! Since fall like weather is just around the corner {fingers crossed} I have put together some of my favorite finds so far for this fall season!
Dorset Blazer 
Vera Bow Headband
Lee Radziwill Double Bag
Navy Plaid Surrey Poncho
Tiered Shirtdress in Prairie Floral
Michael Stars Evie Cowl Neck Poncho

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Guest Post :: How To Prep Your Skin For The Wedding Day

I love how fall has become one of the more popular wedding seasons. The weather is always so perfect and there aren’t any holidays till Halloween, so it definitely adds a little extra excitement to the seasons! It goes without saying that everyone wants to look their absolute best on their wedding day and skin care is a major part of that. Today Peter Minkoff is sharing a few tips on how to prep your skin for the wedding day!
For our wedding day, we want to do everything we can to look perfect. This means extraordinary makeup, great-looking nails, a breathtaking dress and hairstyle and of course, majestic skin. All these things are important to cover, but this article will be dedicated to the last one. If you want to know how to prepare your skin for the wedding day, keep reading to get all the information you need. 

Used cold tea bags for tired and puffy eyes

We can start with the skin around your eyes, more precisely with that terrible-looking puffiness that makes you look tired even when you’re not. You can put bags of green, black or chamomile tea in hot water for a minute or two and after removing them, let them chill in the refrigerator. As soon as they get cold enough, place one bag on each eye and hold like that for at least 10 minutes. You can do it for longer if you feel like it.

Get brighter lips with coconut oil and raspberries 

First liquefy a tablespoon of coconut oil by warming it, then add several red raspberries. It doesn’t matter if they are fresh or frozen, because both will surely do. Mash these berries until it all becomes very smooth. After that, place them in a small glass and refrigerate until they become firm. With fingers or a lip gloss brush, you can apply the mixture on your lips. Repeat every few days.

Blend pomegranate, raspberry, and sweet almond oil

You can create a natural antioxidant-rich oil blend by using all the ingredients mentioned above. Apply it after cleansing or putting on makeup to get the best results. You can get a very nice-looking radiant skin that’s perfect for your wedding day.

Consider a skin treatment

You can always turn to a professional and ask for help from someone who is an expert in this field. If you live in Sydney, you can find an amazing laser clinic in Cleveland. You can try microdermabrasion and remove the surface layer of dry, dead skin cells. You have some other options too, like skin needling, peels and enzyme therapy. 

Get a soft and silky pillowcase

It’s very important that your pillow is soft enough, because coarser fabrics may damage your skin. A bad choice of fabrics can cause friction and skin compression that occurs while you sleep and you can also notice extra lines in the morning. You should also switch sides occasionally and sleep on your back to avoid wrinkles from pressure in certain areas.  

Coconut water for dry skin

You can start every morning with a glass of fresh and unsweetened coconut water. Throughout the day, drink filtered water as well. In addition, include skin-hydrating foods (wild salmon, avocado, olives, and coconut) at meals. It’s as simple as that.

Wild salmon for sun-damaged skin

If you didn’t have a clue that eating wild salmon is great for skin that’s been damaged from too much sun exposure, now you do. However, eat it to prevent this, not after you already have the problem. Astaxanthin is a potent antioxidant that protects the skin from the harmful effects of UVA sun damage and it acts as an internal sunblock.

No more sugar!

Sugar is the reason why we have acne, dry itchy skin, and wrinkles. Ditch it from your diet for at least 10 days before your wedding and you’ll see remarkable results. As you know, there are many other reasons why eating sugar is bad. Just don’t consume it. It’s not good, at least not too much of it.

Organic papaya mask for removing dead skin

Papaya contains a natural enzyme called papain, and pineapple contains an enzyme called bromelain. They can naturally exfoliate your skin and leave it smooth and soft. Unripe papayas have higher amounts of papain, so use them for the best benefit. Yet, ripe papayas are less likely to trigger an inflammatory reaction, which is better for sensitive skin.

Stop stressing and start doing what’s healthy 

Perhaps this is the most important tip, because it’s good for your health in general and not just the skin. Meditate, try mindfulness, eat organic and healthy ingredients, exercise, find a hobby you really delight in, treat yourself to a nice bubble bath (alone or with your spouse-to-be). Planning a wedding can be stressful, but don’t let it take its toll on you. Enjoy life and feel all that bliss!
You can always find more details on how to take care of your skin and prepare it for your special day, but these are probably the best things you can do. Hopefully, they will be of help and you’ll have a wonderful day at your wedding, unforgettable and like no other.

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Transition Into Fall

Is it just me or does anyone else think that the transitional times of the year are the hardest to dress for? The temperatures are all over the place and it is always so hard for me to decide what to wear, because I am always looking for an outfit that looks appropriate for the season but at the same something that is lightweight and breathable. In my experience the easiest piece of clothing to transition from summer into fall are cute dresses in warm colors. 
Confession if you have been reading my blog for awhile now you have probably noticed that I have some what of a dress problem…but, really, can a girl ever have too many dresses on hand? I always sooth my conscious when I come across a cute dress by rationalizing that one you actually need a certain type of dress you can never find it, so, you might as well buy it when you come across one that you feel like you can wear to something in the future. 

I tend to gravitate towards classic dresses, but every now and then I like to add something to my wardrobe that is a little bit more on trend at the moment. Trendy pieces are always fun, but the downside to them is they usually don’t stick around for very long… That said, I still like a cute, trendy dress, but I just like to invest a lot of money in those pieces; so, if I can find cheap cute clothes that just happens to be trendy that is definitely a win in my book!

The internet is chalk full of good finds this time of year and Luvyle has some on tread pieces that just so happen to be cute and cheap! Honestly, who can but love that combination? I know I do!