Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Dia&Co Is Winning With Their Body Positive Campaign #MyBodyFirst

Shopping should be a fun experience, but it can also be extremely frustrating when there’s only a limited selection of sizes and styles that work for you. Growing up short and curvy, I’ve always felt like the odd one out. Finding a dress to fit my frame was an impossible feat, not to mention finding the perfect pair of jeans. Shopping became disheartening, especially for a teenager who didn’t know any better. It wasn’t until I got older that I realized there’s no such thing as a “normal body” and I needed to change my outlook on shopping and body image.

Thankfully, retailers are listening and wisening up, which is why I love Dia&Co “My Body First” campaign. It explores women’s emotionally-charged shopping experience by looking at clothing’s outdated sizing standards and calling for an approach that celebrates and prioritizes actual bodies.

Monday, August 29, 2016

7 Must-Have Booties To Step Into This Fall

The end of summer comes with a bit of resistance for some. Yes, the days are colder and shorter, but that also means boot season is near! Cure your summertime blues with fall’s shoe staple: the bootie. Chic and trendy, this must-have to shoe is super versatile – from work to weekend and everything in between. Below are some swoon-worthy options to kick off the new season in style!

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Friday, August 19, 2016

Celebrating National Dog Day With T.J.Maxx and Marshalls

National Dog Day (August 26) is almost upon us, and since I’m a crazy pup lover I don’t need much to celebrate our dog, Bolt (or Bolty, as I like to call him). He’s more than a pet, he’s a true member of the family. Just take one look at his toy baskets or dog beds (yes, that’s plural) and you will see just how spoiled he truly is. Dogs just bring so much love and happiness to a family. I mean how can you NOT live a happy life when wet kisses and a wagging tail are the first thing that greet you when you come home?

Show your furry BFF some love with some woof-tastic merchandise from T.J.Maxx and Marshalls. They have an amazing selection of dog supplies and dog décor that will make man’s (and woman’s) best friend happy! From toys to beds, the stores have everything you need to celebrate National Dog Day – and all at incredible prices. I always make sure to check out the pet section when I'm out bargain shopping at T.J.Maxx and Marshalls and manage to find the cutest stuff! In fact, my favorite dog bed we've gotten Bolt came from an impromptu visit to T.J.Maxx. Check out these other fab picks below too!

Thursday, August 18, 2016

August 2016 Favorites

We’re halfway through August which means it’s practically fall in my mind. While I can’t bust out the scarfs and boots just yet, I do like to find items that can transition well for those in-between months - like a cozy jersey dress that you can either dress up or down, or biker jacket that you can wear at night when it starts to cool down. I’ve also been wearing a lot of grays and pinks lately and it just so happens to make a super chic color combination. I’m obsessed. Shop my pre-fall picks below!

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Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Why The Joker In “Suicide Squad” Didn’t Make Me LOL

**Warning this post contains spoilers**

I would like to preface by saying how pumped I was when we got tickets to see Suicide Squad. Growing up watching Batman cartoons I’ve always had a soft spot for DC Comics. I went into the theater fully geeked out hoping that the movie would live up to my expectations. Sadly, it did not. Don’t get me wrong, I think they did a great job of casting each character. Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn? Excellent. Will Smith as Deadshot? Brilliant. My problem with the movie stemmed from The Joker. Do I think Jared Leto did a good job of portraying a psychotic killer? Absolutely. The hair…the wardrobe...the laugh, scary good. The toxic, abusive relationship with Harley Quinn – not so good.

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Bioderma: The Cleansing Water That Is Changing Our Skincare Routine

The importance of a good skincare routine has been drilled in our heads since we were teenagers. We were taught to never go to bed without washing our face with soap and water, but that antiquated rule has been tossed out thanks to Bioderma and a new beauty trend called micellar water.

Micellar water may look and feel like regular water but it’s actually is a no-rinse micellar cleanser and makeup remover in one, designed to be swept away with a cotton pad rather than rinsed off. It uses tiny micelles that help dissolve impurities on the skin like makeup, dirt, and oil without the need of harsh chemicals like regular cleansers.

Monday, August 15, 2016

OOTD: Pineapple Express

While the stores are prepping for fall, we’ve had some record high scorchers in New York. As much as I love autumn, it’s hard to get in the fall state of mind when you’re sweating bullets. Ugh. September can get here soon enough in my book! The most I can do is embrace the little bit of summer we have left and have a little fun with it. That’s why I’m loving this pineapple embellished top from Lane Bryant. It’s cheery and playful with the cute pineapple graphics and metallic accents, but the stripes is what sold me on it. What can I say, I love a striped tee. To top off my summer outfit I paired it with black cropped pants and my favorite straw hat which has seen quite a bit of action this summer, and my new MK Marina tote. Love my look? Shop them below! Have a great week lovelies!

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embellished pineapple top // black cropped pants // straw hat // pull-on sneakers // michael kors marina east/west tote
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