White Pants

Hey y’all,

In my opinion, a pair of comfortable white pants are a must-have for any closet! They always look put together and at the same time are probably the most comfortable pair of pants I own. I normally wear them to work, but they could really work for so many different occasions! Yesterday I went for a dressed down look since I had a serious case of the Mondays.. And yes, I did wear these last week :)

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Top – Target | Pants – Kohls | Shoes – old, similar

Also, who else loves a good rooftop?! I love being able to see dallas from the top of my parking garage!

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NailPolish Showdown 2: Revlon vs Sally Hansen

Hey y’all,

So today I’m doing another nailpolish showdown! This last week I painted my nails with BOTH Revlon and Sally Hansen, so lets compare…

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So first up is my Sally Hansen nailpolish in “I Pink I can.” Can we just start with how cute the name is?

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And this is how the color shows up on my nails! I really like this color. The only issue I have with it is how the polish goes on extremely thick. It’s almost a little hard to control because it goes on like a big blob! But, the pro about that is that I definitely only need one coat. I also love the shade of pink.

And for my Revlon polish…

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I have to say though, this color “flirt” is probably my favorite color I own (or a close second to my Essie colors), and the polish goes on great. It’s layerable and really stays put. This picture was actually after a few days and I had NO chipping. Win-Win!

So between these two, I would have to say Revlon is my favorite. The color is buildable and there are no chips. Sally Hansen could be an honorable mention, though, because of how pretty and vibrant the color is. Both of these colors, though, are actually really great almost-neutrals. They might look a little bright in pictures, but it’s just the right amount of color!

Have you used either of these nailpolish brands? What do you think?

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Summer Beauty Essentials

Hey y’all,

So this was supposed to go up this last weekend, but unfortunately I have NOT been feeling well at all. I’m home sick today, but figured it was about time to get this up. So without further adieu.. my summer beauty essentials!

http://youtu.be/zwLHf-elEd0

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Casual Weekday

Hey y’all,

So yesterday I had a meeting out of the office for work and the people there told us we could wear jeans.. It felt like a gift straight from heaven!

I won’t pass up an opportunity to dress a little more casual, but I still wanted to dress my jeans up a bit. So.. I threw on one of my favorite shirts with a floral print to brighten the outfit up a little.

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Top – Elysian Boutique | Jeans – James Jeans | Shoes – Payless

Unfortunately the top and sandals aren’t available anymore, so I linked to some similar shoes on sale and the boutique with cute tops!

Also, sorry my posts and my new video have been delayed a bit. My video will be up tomorrow – but I’ve had a rough last week! First I had a toenail fiasco and had to get it removed, then donated blood for the first time over the weekend and almost passed out – and I live tweeted both of those events by the way :) haha!

So after a whole lot of stress and pain, I needed some relaxing time to recoup. I still feel so worn out! But I’m back and hopefully will be all healed up soon.

Also – is it weird I’m almost excited for fall and winter? I’m starting to miss Christmas, fall candles, and leggings and riding boots… But I love my hot weather and pools, so you see my struggle!

Anyways, back on topic :), Id love to know – how do you dress up a pair of jeans?

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Business-Comfortable

Hey y’all,

So I’ve had a rough past couple of days.. I hit my toe which in turn made me have to get my toenail removed, so needless to say.. I’ve been in pain.

That being said, when I’m uncomfortable with pain – the last thing I want to do is get all fancied up. So here comes in business-comfortable wear.

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Top – Target | Pants – Kohls | Shoes – Payless, similar

I normally don’t wear sandals with pants, and I’m not really sure why! It’s always been one of those things I just refused to pair together. But, ya know, desperate times call for desperate measures!

For work today, I just threw a light cardigan over the tank top – and voila, I’m comfortable AND business appropriate!

Do you have to wear business clothes to work? What are your favorite comfortable picks?

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A Maxi and Neutrals

Hey y’all,

I have to admit I was really skeptical about maki skirts/dresses for a long time. When I got this, I started by wearing it as a dress.. But it kept falling down. Oops!

Then I realized it fit me a lot better as a skirt. This is also THE most comfortable kind of outfit I can wear to work while still being business appropriate!

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I think the skirt and jacket are both from Ross.. But I linked to some similar ones.

That tank top I have had for at least 5 years from Fossil. It was pricey at the time, but is still my favorite tank top to this day! I would 100% recommend the investment!

do you like to invest in basics? what are your favorites?

Also.. Have you subscribed to my YouTube channel and entered my giveaway yet?!

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Designer Spotlight: Max Azria

Hey y’all,

So I’m going to try something new! I’ll be picking a designer every once in a while to highlight and talk about their history & the start of their brand. How about a history lesson?!

How much do you know about Max Azria?

I’m in love with all the clothes from his lines and think they all have such distinct features – geometrics and cuts.

Max Azria grew up in France, but ended up relocating to LA where his company is currently headquartered.

He launched BCBC Max Azria in 1989, which has turned into an extremely successful line featured at numerous department stores after getting a ton of attention at NYFW in the mid 1990′s.

Jenifer Asymmetrical Boatneck Dress

BCBG actually stands for “bon chic, bon genre” – or good style, good attitude. This line was designed at a lower price point than a lot of high end designers and was geared towards young women.

In 2004, he also launched 2 more brands which focused on couture dresses at a higher price point than his original line. His lines were featured at NYFW with ready-to-wear styles.

Max Azria then acquired Herve Leger in 1998 and relaunched the brand with his own designs.

Keana Optic-Crisscross Jacquard Skirt

He then launched BCBGeneration in 2008 and a line with Miley Cyrus in 2009. I think I’ve lost track at how many lines this man has made!

In his personal life, he has a large family with 6 children AND his wife is the Chief Creative Officer of his company! In a fashion family like that, how can you not be successful?

It’s kind of amazing to see how much this man has done in the fashion world! From creating more than a few lines at different price points for different demographics, to involving his family in a successful corporation, and acquiring or collaborating with other large names – he has definitely made a name for himself that won’t be going away anytime soon.

Do you like Max Azria clothes? What are your favorite designers?

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Summer Staples

Hey y’all,

Yesterday was one of those days where the LAST thing I wanted to do was get ready. It’s the last day off before the work week so I was in relax mode!

Those days are the ones when I turn to my comfortable summer staples – my lace shorts, a loose top, and my super comfortable sandals.

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These are all fairly old items, but here are some similar ones…

Top | Shorts | Sandals

That bag is one I got last Christmas from the fiancĂ©, and I’m obsessed! It’s great for days when I don’t have to carry a ton of stuff around.

What are your summer staples?

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