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Body Serum :: Blush :: Mascara :: Eyeshadow

 

Above are a few beauty products that I have been swooning over this April.  I bought the body serum (which you use in place of moisturizer when you get out of the shower) from Zulily to try it out—well, I feel in love with it and just ordered a new batch.  It smells wonderful and I am looking forward to trying a few more of their products out.

 

I have been using this blush for about a month and a half now and I love it.  The pressed flower stays true even after you use it day after day.  The ginger and peach colors are my favorites.  It is a great build-able color so you can use a little on a day when you are very casual and put a little more on if you are having a night out on the town.

 

The bottom lash mascara is great, but I have a confession, I use it for my brows in the black/brown color.  It is the perfect size and color for brows.  It is great for a precision mascara too.

 

This eyeshadow was in high demand for sure!  I had to look around for awhile before it was actually in stock online or in a store.  It has great shades and endless mix and matches.  If you have one of the naked palettes you really don’t need anything else! Hope you like my picks.  Have a fabulous weekend and if you also celebrate Easter—Happy Easter!

 

 

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T-shirt :: Sunglasses :: Rings :: Book :: Phone Case :: Sandals :: Clutch :: Jeans

 

Shopbop is having their 25% off Friends and Family Sale (Code: INTHEFAMILY14) and above are some of my picks.  Lots of rain here on the east coast so I my favorites gravitated toward beachy picks.  I can’t wait to get on a beach this summer!  Hope everyone has a great Wednesday!  Thanks for stopping by!

 

 

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The Look :: DRESS, Cotton On (similar here):: NECKLACE, Forever 21 :: SUNGLASSES, Forever 21  :: BAG, Sole Society (on sale!) ::WEDGES, J. Crew

 

It’s Monday!  This week I have my littles with me since they are on spring break and I have some fun stuff planned for us!  This was a look that I wore Saturday night out with the girls.  We all were celebrating a sweet friend’s birthday and it was so much fun!  I was going for a simple, classic look.  I have a funny story about the sunnies.  For weeks upon weeks, I was in love with a pair of Valentino sunglasses.  In love!  I wanted them so much…I must have looked at them online everyday.  One day I bit the bullet and ordered them.  I was so excited.  They came about a week later and I put them on and, EW!  They were gorgeous but looked horrible on me.  I looked like a fly.  Very thankfully because they were bought at Nordstrom, I sent them back, then ordered a less expensive pair of Toms sunnies for my shaped face.  The Toms came, I put them on—double EW!  Again great shades but looked horrible on me…so repeat…send back to Nordy’s.  Then I happened to be at the mall shopping for a gift and I casually checked out Forever 21 since I was walking by.  I picked up a pair of sunglasses in the front display, tried them on and they were IT!  They looked great and in a style that was comparable to what I wanted.  I love Valentino and I love Toms, but it goes to show you that you don’t have to buy designer to look good!  You can have all the style with less of a dent in your wallet!  Hope everyone has a great week!  Thanks for starting it off by stopping here!

 

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Bag :: Tank :: Cardigan :: Dress :: Bracelets :: Earrings :: Shorts :: Sandals

 

I have always loved the nautical look.  It is such a classic—dress it up or dress it down; it is a winner.  Navy is also one of my favorite colors to buy because it is so versatile.  I’m dreaming of the beach as I look at these pieces.  Soon enough!  I am also in love with Boden.  If you haven’t checked them out, you need to.  They have such quality and classic pieces.  The shorts that are above have such a great fit and are so flattering.  Hope everyone has a great weekend!  I just want to sail away with these clothes!  Stop back next week!

 

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Have you heard about Stitchfix?  I heard about it a while back and it was something that was on my to-do list to try.  It is basically like a fashion subscription box, but slightly different.  You sign up and fill out a form all about you and your style and likes, (you can even factor in your price points) and then a stylist reviews and sends you a box with 5 pieces of clothing or accessories to try out.  From that point you get 3 days to decide what you are going to keep.  When you make your decision you put the items you don’t want into the pre-paid postal bag and slip it in the mailbox to return and the things you decide that you do want, you keep and pay for via online.  I was skeptical at first, but it actually is really that easy.  I loved my first fix and I cannot wait for the next one this month to arrive!

 

Being a fashion blogger means that I want to showcase new and exciting styles,  the reason I marked this on my do-to list was because I thought it would be enlightening.  Are you thinking enlightening how?  Well, I thought it would introduce me to fashion ideas that I haven’t had before or wouldn’t have picked out myself.  I saw it as a style-growing opportunity.  Even the most stylish of style can fall into fashion ruts, I saw this as a way to expand my style experience.

 

Each box comes with style index cards for you to keep and it shows the pieces in outfits to take you from day to night.  I highly suggest trying this if you are a fashionista!  It is thrilling!  However I also recommend trying if you are not a fashionista.  The outfit inspired cards are a huge help and they will help you with style— plus if you aren’t that big on shopping (I wish I wasn’t) then the shopping is done for you and you have the choice in your home to accept or decline—check out the pieces and how they fit in with your closet!  I chose two pieces to keep you can see the black skinny jeans here and the yellow/multicolor scarf here. (The scarf I am in love with, I wear it all the time!)

 

I had to bring this service to you all because I think it is ingenious!  Happy shopping and if you try Stitchfix, please let me know what you think in a comment here below or on my facebook page!  I would love to, also, hear if you have used it and what you think.  Have a very happy Wednesday all!

 

 

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The Look :: SHIRT, J. Crew (fall collection, here is a great tee for spring/summer and on sale!):: JEANS, J. Crew :: Shoes, Toms  :: SCARFStitchfix :: BAG, Nordstrom :: SUNGLASSES, Ann Taylor

 

Ah, a casual weekend.  The days the good stuff is made of.  This weekend was bright and sunny, if not really warm, warm enough—I will take it!  With that said, I went with some color.  Bright blue is the main point but the lovely scarf pulls in some pink, blue and a little violet.  This is my very favorite scarf right now!  I matched with a bright yellow bag and my Tom ballet flats.  If you can’t tell from the pictures, they are a burlap-y material with pink toes and heels.  This is the perfect outfit to stroll around outside on a pretty day or spend time at the park in.  We had a great relaxed weekend and I am ready to tackle the week.  Hope everyone had a great weekend and you are ready to have a great Monday too.  Thanks for stopping!

 

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T-shirt ::  Jeans :: Scarf :: Bag :: Rain Coat :: Boots

 

Another rainy, dreary day here, but I pulled this together to make the day brighter!  What better way to brighten up a day than by wearing some bright, cheery colors.  I am in love with this rain coat by Boden…and they have so many to chose from…it is functional but still beautiful.  This outfit definitely mixes up textures but I like that about it.  Hope that it inspires you to dress sunny on these rainy days and until it gets a little warmer and, well, rainless.  Thanks for reading and come back next week.  Have a great weekend everyone!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Spring in Paris Mattie Bag by Melie Bianco $80

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Eco-Chic Beauty Brushes Set $25; French Milled Lemon Verbena By South of France $1; Ohh la La Baumes Pour Les Levres $1

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Flourishing in Florals Headband $14; Gifted comfy-cozy socks for being an Insider and a sweet personalized note

 

Hello fashionistas!  Today I am excited to introduce you to The Style Box by Socialbliss.  A super cool thing happened to me a little while back—I became a Socialbliss Style Insider.  Being a Socialbliss Style Insider means that I get a chance each month to review a fabulous box of goodies.

 

So let me help you get to know Socialbliss better.  The Style Box is basically a monthly subscription box full of the hippest, hottest trends.  Each month there is theme to weave all the products together.  Which brings me to this month’s theme, Paris is Always a Good Idea.  I cannot argue.  Who wouldn’t want to be surrounded by spring in Paris, strolling the cobblestone streets, shopping the boutiques and snacking on a croissant while dreamily looking at the Eiffel Tower.  And who better to grab the quote from than Audrey Hepburn—see even their quotes are stylish. :)

 

I adored this month’s box.  As you can see from my images it included a satchel bag, beauty products and a headband.  My favorite piece was the bag by Melie Bianco.  Melie Bianco creates runway inspired pieces and their inspiration for this collection were the windows in Paris at springtime.  This designer has been worn by many celebs including Lauren Conrad and Drew Barrymore to name a few.    Check out one of the ways I styled here for my recent Downton Abbey exhibit.  It was pouring this weekend while I was there so I will be sure to post again soon with the original look I intended—sometimes you have to improvise.   The beauty products in the box were an eco-friendly brush set, a lemon scented bar soap from France and an Avon moisturizing lip balm that feels so smooth and smells delicious!  The box also included an adorable, floral print bow headband which is perfect for spring with a flowy dress and some cute peep-toe wedges.  Overall, I loved The Style Box, aesthetically and presentation-wise to every item inside .  It’s like Christmas each month!

 

If you are a fashionista this box is a must-have.  Each box contains $100-$200 worth of cutting edge fashion and exclusive products for only $40.  To get in the know subscribe to The Style Box by clicking the link below.  Now that you have been introduced, what are you waiting for ;)

The Style Box

 

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