Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Hello, from Austin! Weekend outfits of the day!

Hello, from my home office! 

This past weekend I was in the beautiful Austin, Texas~ 

For what you may ask?
My BFF Debbie & I decided to surprise the crap out of our other BFF, Vannia! It was a very successful surprise that came with balloons, music, and her favorite coffee from Starbucks! She cried  happiness & we had our very fun girls weekend - talk about mission accomplished!

Just look @ her face : pure joy! 
I love planning outfits around trips! 
Things I ask myself as I pack:
Will I need comfy shoes and yoga pants?
Sandales and dresses?
Boots and scarves?
Layers of sweaters?
Hats & big sunglasses?
Swimsuits & coverups?

When I was thinking of Austin for Fall I thought:
booties, floral dresses, hats, a blazer, and lots of fun jewelry to accessorize ~ 

Side note: Is it not a wonderful feeling to have the support of your loved ones for your blog?!

My husband is usually my photographer for all my outfit posts ::sigh:: (: 
This past weekend, I casually, out of no where, asked Debbie if she would help me take some "outfit photos for my blog!" without ANY hesitation 'LET'S DO IT FRIEND!" & that is why I love her! I love that I can share my excitement with my friends. So, I owe these photos to her! 

The look: Extra comfy floral dress that is light weight and easy to move around in! I actually added the belt from another dress since this dress was a bit over sized and needed a little something around the waist line! I paired this dress with a hat & gray booties! I ended up wearing dark green earrings for a pop of color~ 

The blazer.

I've worn this blazer in so many different ways! Skinny jeans, high waisted jeans, jean skirt, and boyfriend jeans! That day, since it was in the high 80's I decided to pair it with some khaki shorts! I didn't feel like wearing my hair up, so the hat made its appearance again!

Keep Austin Weird.

"Let's go buy matching shirts!" Why not, right? Yes, we are those friends that aren't afraid to wear something funky/matching/weird. When you're in ATX for a girls weekend why not have some fun with it, am I right?!

The cut off shoulder.
Cut off shoulders will always be fun for me, I feel like they can instantly dress up your wardrobe! 

I hope you all enjoyed this outfit post ! I've been getting great feedback on all my posts, so thank you to everyone who takes the time to read my blog - means more to me than you think! 

Have a productive week ~ Until next post !

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Tuesday, October 4, 2016

The TOP 3 Areas You May Be Forgetting To Moisturize

Hello hello, lovelies! 
I'm sitting here with some hot green tea, a messy top bun, glasses, and some inspiration for today's blog post! Every post comes from that spark of inspiration for me. I never force myself to blog, I let that kick come in and that's when the excitement takes over the keyboard! I hope you're ready to learn just a little bit about skin care! Let's get started, shall we?!

P.S. How is it October already!? Cliche as it sounds, the months are running past us! 

The top 3 areas you may be forgetting to moisturize & care for! 

It comes natural to us & we hear it all the time "Take care of your skin!" "Don't forget to use your sunscreen!" That's important & deep down we all know it is - but how many of us actually take the time to do so? Naturally, we tend to care for our face more. Makeup wipes, masks, eye cream, face wash, the list can go on & on, but did you know the top of your hands, your neck, and your décolletage are just as important to care for? 

Did you also know that your décolletage is one of the FIRST places to show signs of aging?! 

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Your Décolletage 
Our chest area is very thin & easily forgotten with sunscreen, so damage can and has been getting done to that area! Whether you're wearing a v-neck, tank top, or sundress, that area is getting exposed more than you realize. It's best to treat your chest area as you would your face. Even on dull cloudy days, your skin is still being exposed to UV rays. Those few extra minutes will help out in the long run. We can't avoid getting wrinkles or show signs of aging. We are all going to be there one day, but why not age gracefully knowing you took the best care of your skin! :) 

The back of your hands.

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I've been in the habit of applying sunscreen to the back of my hands Every. Single. Day. Yes, I'm not exaggerating one bit girlfriend! Our hands are quick to show signs of aging as well - sun damage is our enemy! Do you know how much sun exposure our hands get just with driving? TONS! 
The sooner you start getting into a routine, the sooner you're on your way to taking better care of your skin..It will come natural to you. Like a lot of things you don't want to forget about doing in the mornings, keep a sunscreen moisturizer on your bathroom counter. It will only take a few seconds to add some on your hands and moisturize away! 

Your neck

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While many women are concerned about wrinkles & age spots on their faces, a lot of the time our neck gets neglected. I'm sure you've heard "don't forget to bring down your moisturizer to your neck, as well!" Most skin care routines tend to end on our chin area, while avoiding the delicate area on our neck & chest. The skin on our neck & décolletage are very fragile compared to our faces, and fragile skin is more likely to get damaged & show more signs of aging. Lines on our neck area are a given, we all have them, including me! Just because we have them already, doesn't necessarily mean we should stop taking care of that area! 

Don't be alarmed if you haven't been caring for these 3 areas I talked about. Now is better than never to start putting in that extra time to care for your skin, and by extra time, I don't mean 45 mins. All it takes is a few minutes a day to apply your sunscreen moisturizer, you deserve to take care of that skin of yours! 

I hope you beauties enjoyed this post, I'll see you in my next one~

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