Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Links I'm Loving

 Is it weird to anyone else that we are already in the month of April? I always love this time of year; the trees are bursting into full bloom, the flowers are springing out of the ground, and everything is just so bright and beautiful. I haven’t done one of these in awhile, and these are oddly my favorite posts to put together. So… here are a few fabulous links I have come across within the past week! 

One// How I Mental Health by Kristen Bell

Mental Health has become such an important topic over the years, and I love the fact that so much emphasis is being placed on the subject. Marie Claire just published an interview with Kristen Bell and it is such a fabulous read

 

Two// English Factory Ruffle Blouse

Shopbop is currently having a style event sale and you can receive up to 25% off your purchase with code STYLE at checkout! This white English Factory Ruffle Blouse with navy piping detail around the neckline and ruffle sleeves 

 

Three// Southern Living Chocolate Cobbler

I always associate fruit with the word cobbler with fruity, but a chocolate cobbler sounds pretty amazing to me… Southern Living has come out with a chocolate cobbler and it looks simply amazing!

 

Four// Sarah Flint Grear Sandal

I have been wearing these sandals on repeat lately. They are so comfortable, look great with anything, the fit is perfection, and I love how they tie

 

Five// Supergoop Unseen Sunscreen SPF 40

Since the weather has been gradually warming up I have been spending a little more time outside go for walks and so on, and Supergoop is my favorite sun protective productive. This particular sunscreen is so light weight and can even be worn with makeup.  

Tuesday, April 13, 2021

Shopbop Style Event

A Shopbop style sale is just the thing to put a spring in anyone’s step. Shopbop is probably my most favorite website to shop just for the simple fact that they seem to have all my favorite designers, items ranging at every price point possible, with endless styles available. It’s basically a one-stop shop website {which is an amazing thing in my book}. Be sure to use code STYLE at checkout to receive 15% off orders $200 or more, 20% off orders of $500 or more, and 25% off orders of $800 or more! Below are just a few of my favorite items that are included in the style event! 

One// Saloni Ashley-B Dress

I can never resist a blue and white color combination any time of the year, but especially during the summer months! I love the style of this dress and the whimsical floral print


Two// Hunting Season Small Top Handle Bag

I feel like this handbag just calls to me with its classic structure, sleek contrasting materials and cross body strap. It honestly looks like a handbag that would be in a black and white movie {which I consider to be a high compliment}


Three// Ancient Greek Sandals Saita Sandals

These are the perfect shoes to slip with pretty much anything this spring and summer season. Plus, the gold straps make it extremely neutral where they can be paired with anything


Four// Tretorn Hayden Sneakers

I love the fact that Tretorn have become so popular over the past few summers, and let’s not forget to mention how great they look with a sundress.


Five// Olivia von Halle Alba Pajama Set

I know…I know… these pajamas are definitely a splurge but they are on sale and who can have a bad night’s sleep when they are wearing silk pajamas complete with an adorable print


Six// Shashi Katerine Pebble Earrings 

I normally gravitate towards post earrings, but I have really hopped on the huggie earrings bandwagon. The design of these makes them the perfect item for everyday wear 


Seven// Lele Sadoughi Seersucker Knotted Headband

Headbands have become one of my new go-to can’t go wrong gift items. Whether you decide to buy this one for yourself or for a friend or family member, you really can’t go wrong with the classic black and white seersucker print 


Eight// Loeffler Randall Rayne Pleated Frame Clutch with Bow

I have become such a fan of this company over the past couple of years. Their shoes, headbands, handbags are always so beautiful and have the most thoughtful detailing. The floral print with the gold chain and bow detail just make for a stunning clutch


Nine// Annie Bing Bar Silk Skirt

Maybe it is the 90s girl in me, but I have always had a soft spot for a silk skirt. I love the classic color and fit of this particular one


Ten// English Factory Colorblock Midi Dress

I absolutely love pretty much anything made by English Factory! All of their items are such great quality, always flattering, and priced so reasonable. I feel like this colorblock dress just screams summer, and really…is there ever such a thing as owning too many midi dresses? 


Eleven// Capittana Leticia Gold One Piece

I love the fact that one pieces have gained such popularity over the years and this one is just so cute with its metallic material and the ruffle details


Twelve // Kitsch Rose Quartz Roller

This is hands down my favorite beauty tool. I was strongly skeptical of facial rolling before I gave it a try, but it really does make such a difference in skin quality and appearance


Thirteen// Sea Hattie Ramie Flutter Sleeve Top

This top would look great tucked in or worn casually out with either a pair of pants or shorts. The color, famine details, and style just make for the perfect combination


Fourteen// Tizo Acrylic Picture Frame

In my honest opinion there is never such a thing as too many pictures on display in your personal area. The elegant style of this frame is so beautiful and the acrylic material will ensure that your picture is the focal point



Wednesday, April 7, 2021

Tips For A Better Nights Rest

 For about the past two years I have had to worst time falling asleep on a given night. Needless to say, when Covid emerged it did not help the whole sleep situation. I feel like we live in such a stress inducing society… I know everything that is currently going on is very serious, but sometimes I feel like the news networks need to take a cue from Anchorman… report some good news. After all, constant negativity gets a little old after awhile.

Taking everything into consideration, I am sure I am not the only one who has difficulty sleeping at night. So, I thought I would share a few tips on how to have a better nights rest.

Melatonin// Up until last year I was one of those people who was personally strongly against anything to aid you in going to sleep. However, now I am a convert. This maybe an obviously solution to a better nights sleep, but if you haven’t given it a go yet I highly recommend you do.

 

Reduce Caffeine// For the most part I have given up caffeine. I started to noticed that on days where I would have two or more cokes it made me a little edgy and a little harder to fall asleep at night

 

Set Your Phone Aside At Night// I used to think that the whole blue light affecting your sleep at night was ridiculous, but I have actually found it to be true. Setting your phone aside 30 minutes before you go to bed really does make a huge difference

 

Shower// I have found that taking a shower right before I get in bed helps me to relax and unwind a little better

 

Read// Reading is something I found that helps me to switch my thoughts off right before bed. Who wants to stay up worrying about things that can’t do anything about in the moment…

 

Exercise// Honestly, exercising has so many benefits other than the obvious one of staying in shape. Exercise can definitely help improve your sleep cycle, just be sure not to exercise too close to your bedtime

 

Comfortable Sheets// This is probably a pretty obvious one, but sheets, covers, and the right pillow really can make all the difference


Monday, April 5, 2021

March Reading List

I for one am glad the month of April has finally arrived. I know most people feel that January and February are the hard months to make it through, but personally, I feel like it’s March… The weather is everywhere, I never know what to wear, and all the up and down temperature makes me feel a little blue after a while… Definitely ready for a little weather consistency and the warmer days that lay ahead. In the meantime here is a quick roundup of all the book I read in March!

Sweet Stuff, by Donna Kauffman

To be a hundred percent honest, I was a little skeptical of the ‘Cupcake Club’ book series, but downloaded them because they are included in my Audible membership, and I have to say, I am presently surprised… I am also addicted to the series at this point. 

 

Riley Brown’s life has taken her from Chicago all the way down south to Sugarberry, GA. She has a new career, new friends, and even a new love interest, and a past to add to the juiciness. 

 

Highly recommend this book if you are on the hunt for a light-heart, feel good story. 

 

Then She Was Gone, by Lisa Jewell

This is probably my favorite book during the month of March. It is a fast-pace thriller that will keep you up to the late hours of the night. Basically, the definition of a ‘page-turner’. 

 

Ellie Mack is the youngest of three children, her mother considers her to be the perfect daughter, and she is very loved by her parents, siblings, friends, boyfriend, and those in her community. Just days before she is supposed to take her end of term exams she goes missing. 

 

Her Mother, Laura Mack, and the rest of her family are left trying to pull their life back together. Ten year’s later Ellie’s case is reopened with a dark and twisted path to travel down.

 

Sweetbitter, by Stephanie Danler

I know this book has been turned into a series, and maybe it was just me, and maybe I just wasn’t in the mood for this type of book at the time I listened to it, but I honestly wasn’t taken with the storyline… In full transparency, it got a little worn out after a while. 3.5/5 book rating for me. 

 

Tess, a twenty-two-year-old who is new to NYC, quickly lands a job at a very popular and upscale downtown restaurant. A story of steeping into ones own life and finding out who you are. 

 

The Midnight Library, by Matt Haig

This is another book I feel didn’t quite live up to its hype, but it was honestly a pretty read overall. 

 

Nora Seed finds herself unhappy in life and filled and already filled to the brim with more regret than any thirty-five-year-old should have. After a bad decision, which Nora thought would be her last, she finds herself in her own library filled with an endless amount of book, which all lead to a different life that she could have lead if she had made even one small different decision. She finds herself on a journey trying to figure out if any of these other lives would have been better than her own.