Monday, December 15, 2014

Elephant Juice

elephant shirt jcrew

You guys remember learning "elephant juice" in school?  You know, you just mouth the words and it looks like you're saying "I love you".  Of course, then you say "gotcha!" and let the person know you only said "elephant juice".  Kids...

When I bought this t-shirt, I had no idea that J. Crew seems to have an elephant theme going on in there Fall line-up.  It was brought to my attention by someone I follow on Instagram.  I will chalk that up to me having a knack in the style department.  That's my story and I'm sticking to it.

elephant shirt jcrew nikg nikstar

elephant shirt jcrew nikg nikstar

elephant shirt jcrew nikg nikstar

Sweater - Similar | Tee-shirt - eBay | Jeggings - Similar | Boots - Nine West

Oh, and I guess I should mention the boots! I've gotten a lot of questions after my last post showing just the tops of them.  Well these are it.  I love them and are my favorite purchase I've made for fall/winter thus far.  I like that they have a sort of "hippy" vibe.  My style totally.  They aren't completely flat. They have a small stacked heel of about an inch, so they are nice and comfortable--which is also pretty much what I go for.  Get them while you can!

This post is linking up with Monday Mingle and How I Fall.

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Do you Skimm?

theSkimm Skimm The Skimm Tee Shirt
Shirt c/o theSkimm | Jeans - Old Navy (old) | Boots - Nine West

So, I'm obsessed with this daily email newsletter called theSkimm.  I'd first heard about it from fellow blogger, Vett of the Real College Student of Atlanta blog.  I'm a person who likes to stay up on current events, and I like to get it from all angles.  But this little newsletter pretty much sums up the daily world news/events into an email that is so sarcastic and witty, I look forward to getting my daily dose of chuckles while sipping on my morning cup.  It's become my morning ritual, after I get my kids to school.  Word on the street is even Oprah is a Skimm-er too.

Go ahead and keep up with what's going on in the world.
Go HERE to subscribe!

T-shirt courtesy of theSkimm. All opinions are my own.

Tuesday, November 4, 2014


So, um, yeah.  It's starting to get a bit nippy here in Kansas lately.  I've started pulling out my sweaters now (for real this time).  This sweater was a Forever 21 clearance find. I might have paid 10 bucks.  Might.  I'd bought it last year when I was experiencing my very first Midwest winter after over 10 years, and I probably bought about 15+ clearance sweaters from F21, H&M, and any other cheap retailer. I ain't ashamed to admit that. *smile*

Friday, October 24, 2014

More on skincare...

So, I just wanted to update you guys on my "everyday" skincare routine.  Well, basically fill you in on the products I use.  I use the word "routine" loosely, as I won't even pretend like I have some day and night time ritual that I follow religiously.  I don't.  If follow it about 75% of the time, I'm happy.

Anyway, the picture above basically what I use on my skin on a daily (or almost daily) basis.  I'm all out of the face wash that I've been using the most recently, which is this one.  So, I've been using a liquid African black soap that I'd gotten at my local health food store.  I use the facial cleanser with my Clariasonic Mia 2 once or twice a day.  After cleansing my face, I use this Valentia Even Glow Vitamin C serum that was sent to me months ago to try.  This serum is suppose to even skin tone, increase glow & radiance, and reduce fine lines.  I can't attribute all my skin improvements on this Valentia serum, but I can say that it has done well as part of my line up.  So, after the serum, I apply a moisturizer to my face, neck, and decolletage.  At night, I apply the Neutrogena Rapid Wrinkle Repair moisturizer--of which I can't rave enough about.  This stuff works WONDERS!  Seriously, if you're over 30 years old and are not using a moisturizer at night that contains retinol, you are doing a disservice to yourself.  It totally makes the skin look younger, gives it a glow and definitely reduces fine lines and wrinkles.  This is the one product that I do make sure to use almost every night.  Now, in the mornings after cleansing my face, I moisturize with the Neutrogena Oil-Free moisturizer that has SPF 35.  If you do use a moisturizer that contains retinol, it is imperative that you use a moisturizer during the day that has at least an SPF 30.  I won't go into why here.  Just trust me on this.

Non-edited photo.
Oh and I've still been using the Exuviance peel about once every couple weeks.  This has made a big difference in the texture of my skin as well.

So that my friends is my current skincare routine in a nutshell.  Feel free to ask me any questions if you have. Be sure to check out more Valentia products HERE.

Have a great weekend!

This is a sponsored post. Vitamin Serum provided by Valentia.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Stephen Webster Jewelry

stephen webster magnipheasant tivol

Last week, I had the pleasure of attending the launch of Steven Webster's new jewelry line. I had a great time. He told us his story on how he got started and showed us a few pieces from his new line, Magnipheasant

stephen webster magnipheasant tivol

stephen webster magnipheasant tivol

By the way, he has designed pieces for several celebrities.  To name a couple Madonna and Elizabeth Taylor have worn his jewelry. 

You can find his jewelry at Tivol here in Kansas City and I believe Neiman Marcus carries him as well.

Have a great Thursday!

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