Saturday, April 28, 2018

Saturday Sorting: Organizing Makeup, Hair and Other Beauty Products

One of my goals of 2108 was to really declutter my life...organize and stay organized in all aspects of life.  There are parts of my life where I am so buttoned up and other parts I definitely could use help.  With having a full-time job, the blog, kids and life in general it's been a slow process but I want to start documenting it for all of you and hopefully give some helpful tips and products to do your own organizing.  Let's start with one small area but was a big mess -

First up is the cabinet under my bathroom sink.  That is always a mess, constantly cluttered and unorganized.  I wish I had taken a before picture but I'm so happy with the end result.

On the right hand side, I added an acrylic make up organizer.  The one I had prior was probably 10 years old and was in bad shape.  I picked this one because 1) it fit my space and 2) all the compartments would help keep things organized.  The one I had prior was just three drawers so things got cluttered fast.

The drawers are a variety of sizes and the top has sections for make up brushes, and my everyday products.  Each of the drawers comes with a cushion mat.

On the left side, my curling irons, flat iron, blow dryer and brushes needed some help!  This styling station saved the day!  Everything has a place! I put all my hair gadgets in their respective places and my brushes in the back.  Since I use my flat iron almost every day, it just rests in its protective case in front of the organizer

And then in the center of the cabinet I have a cute white bin with some odds and ends like my Amope, hair spray, Neti pot and others.  Simple solution but keeps it organized and out of the way.

Pick up all the organizing products down here -

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Friday, April 27, 2018

Five Friday Favorites #22 - Look for Less Edition

I decided to dedicate this week's Five Friday Favorites to some recent fabulous Look for Less finds...

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First up is my favorite summer clutch.  This was actually gifted to me by my husband last year...way before I ever became an official Stella and Dot stylist.  As you can see I use the Taj clutch ALL.THE.TIME.  Well I was shocked when I saw a near dupe.  Unfortunately the look for less version from Sole Society is sold out but you can still get my version here.  

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A good pair of denim short is key in the spring and summer months.  I've had a pair of Paige ones (on the left) for a few years now (snagged a pair at Nordstrom Rack).  They aren't cheap so I was so excited when the Universal Thread line debuted a fabulous and almost identical pair for UNDER $20 and they are fabulous!!!  Both fit true to size.  I look a looser fit so I tend to size up. 

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I snagged this Felicity and Coco dress awhile back and love everything about it...the fit, the style and the color just pops!  It's actually on sale right now but even that price doesn't beat this look for less version from Target's A New Day line.  I haven't tried it on in person but this Target dress is very similar so I had to share.  And both dresses would look fabulous with these earrings!

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Full disclosure, I haven't tried either of these shoes yet but I've been eyeing the Caslon for a while because I love the poppy color. I haven't pulled the trigger because I couldn't justify the price for shoe that I wasn't going to wear that often. Well I found a great look for less at Target in these super cute espadrilles...and you get 20% off with code SHOES. 

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I picked up these cupcakes and cashmere pants during the last Shopbop sale.  Unfortunately they didn't work with my height and I wish they did because they are sooo comfortable.  Damn them for not having petites.  They are a pretty pricey pair so I was excited when I saw Target had a very close look for less option and they are on clearance right now.  I haven't tried them but the reviews are awesome...nearly 5 stars! 

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Monday, April 23, 2018

Trunk Club #6

I hit the jackpot because I tried this Lush dress in the floral pattern but the coloring was all wrong and I really wanted the black and white polka dot one...well it showed up in my trunk this month!  It's a keeper.  Love the style, love the fit and love the pattern.  True to size.  Perfect spring/summer dress.

This was another fab dress for spring/summer.  It was between keeping the wrap and this one and the wrap one is a little more versatile for me.  Love the ruffle detail and the color is amazing.  Definitely recommend it...and it's on sale right now.  Other pieces in my look are Stella necklace and my go-to Steve Maddens. 

This was a total miss for me - both the Wit & Wisdom jeans and the Chloe & Katie top.  In theory, I love the top (and it looks great on the model) but I think I'm just too short for it.  The quality is great but it just doesn't look right on me.  The jeans were a little big (wearing regular 2) and too long.  This style is supposed to be a skimmer length...definitely need petite.  I didn't love the jeans enough to exchange them. 

I LOVE my Hailey Lush dress so when another color arrived in my Trunk Club box, I was so excited. Unfortunately the coral color just didn't work for me. I've exchanged it for the Pink Adobe...just waiting for it to arrive. The dress definitely runs big so I'd size down...I'm wearing an XS for reference. Shop the wine color one I have that is on sale here.

This Vince shirt wasn't a winner for was way too big and I'm not sure if another size down would have made much of a difference. I love it in theory but just didn't work. However I did LOVE the jeans...they are from my go-to Kut from the Kloth. These are the Connie Skinny Ankle in petite size. I love this brand and the price.

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Friday, April 20, 2018

Five Friday Favorites #21

#1 - Fun Spring Outfit
Finally we had some warm weather last week and it was great to bust out some of my new clothes.  I'm obsessed with this outfit and you better believe you will be seeing it a lot.  Just love the bold color of the top.  Shop all pieces here - top, earrings, bag (also see below), jeans and sandals

#2 - Simonne Sunnies
My new favorite sunnies from Stella and Dot are the Simonne.  Big and bold which I love.  I was skeptical at first of the quality but WOW...these are even better than the Tory Burch ones I had last year.  HIGHLY recommend.  You can get my shirt here and my earrings here

#3 - Love a Jumpsuit
If you've been following me for a while then you know I love a good jumpsuit.  I picked this mix media one up from LOFT for a work event I had.  I didn't do petite because I wanted a longer length.  Pairs so nicely with my Sam Edelman shoes from last summer which are still available here.  And for a pop of color, these lightweight turquoise ones are fabulous! 

#4 - Stella & Dot Taj Clutch 
Hubby got me this clutch purse last year for my birthday way before I ever became a Stella & Dot stylist.  I was so excited to pull it out this season.  As you can see from the above it goes with SO many things.  It's got a built in wallet..highly recommend!

#5 - Drawer Organizers

Caycee over at Hanging with the Hewitts has me inspired to do some more organizing.  I feel like every few months my drawers are a mess so I put my closet organization on hold and got a bunch of these drawer organizing and I've been going to town.  Follow me on Instagram because I'll probably share the final product this weekend.  

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Wednesday, April 4, 2018

My Top Five Outfits from March

You will notice as you go through my top five favorite outfit from March there's a theme...blush and black.  Those were definitely my two favorite colors to wear last month.  Shop them all below. 

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