May 29, 2015

Product Review & Giveaway!

When Kristy reached out to me to try both a day and night age-defying cream called Nerium, I jumped at the opportunity. I was not familiar with the brand, but as soon as I started to research the website I was so excited to start using the products! Who doesn't want to try out face creams that have amazing reviews and testimonies? Plus I hear Justin Timberlake's mom is a rep for this company, so you know all the Hollywood ladies are trying this. You had me at age-defying, you had me at age-defying! 

Here is a bit about the product: 
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I wanted to see for myself (and for you guys too) how well this stuff really works so I took photos at day 1 and again at day 30. Each time I took my photos it was right after a shower so please don't mind the wet slicked back hair and robe! 

These photos have not been edited or altered in any way so be kind folks, this is a whole lot of honesty all close up in my face! 

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My head is tilted down in the second shot plus it is zoomed in a it more, which is why my face shape looks different in the two photos. I looked down because I wanted to show you how different my forehead looks. Look close people, lines have disappeared! 

Below is a shot that shows how well the creams have evened out my skin tone. Look how red the pigment was around my nose before I started using the products. My crowsfeet and under eye wrinkles have gone away and again, I just can't get over my forehead. Reminder, this is just in 30 days of using! One bottle has way more then a month's supply in it and I plan to continue using both the day and night creams. 

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I'm so glad I tried these products! My skin tone is more even and I have less wrinkles in just one month of use. What's not to love about that? I really enjoy the smell of both creams as well. They kind of smell like cucumbers and a spa mixed together. 
I was told to use 3-4 pumps, but you can easily get away with using 2-3. A little went a long way with these products which is always a plus as far as I'm concerned. More bang for your buck sort-of-speak.  

Now for the fun part, the giveaway! One lucky winner will receive a bottle of Nerium anti-aging night treatment. Entry info below:

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*Winner will be announced Monday June 9th at 6:00am. Good luck! 

May 27, 2015

A LBD Cut-Out for Date Night

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This little black dress is a great twist on the norm. How fun are the cut-outs on the sides? I was going to just go for it and not wear a bra, but then I realized two things: 1) I am going to be at a theater that no doubt has air conditioning on...not ideal for no bra. & 2) I'm a 36 year old woman, do I really want to go braless in May? The answer ended up being no. No I do not! Luckily, the side material was not much thinner then my favorite black bra, so it just kind of blended in. 

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I added all three pieces of jewelry from my latest Rocksbox set, great two-toned heels, and a black & gold bag. Since my bangs are finally grown out I decided to pull my hair fully back into a low bun. I don't think I have been able to wear my hair like this since college! 

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I love how this simple look came together for a fantastic date night with my hubby. He thought I looked sexy & I was excited it took me all of 15 minutes to get ready! 

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Dress: Lulus // Bag: Forever 21 // Necklace, Earrings, & Cuff: Rocksbox (get your 1st month FREE using code sadbblogxoxo) // Ring: House of Harlow 1960 // Heels: JustFab // Watch: Fossil 

What is your go to style for little black dresses? Do you ever dare to go braless? Let's chat below in the comments section. I'm always curious how you ladies pull these dresses off sans bra! ;)

May 25, 2015

Midi Skirt Obsessed

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I've talked a lot about my obsession with midi skirts lately (see posts here, here, & here) and this new one is no exception. When you find a great basic at Forever 21, you stock up! I think I may need to go back and get this one as well. What? It comes in two colors and is under $25! ;) 

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I decided to keep the styling very simple by adding a great blouse tank, wedges, denim jacket, and Rocksbox jewelry (get your 1st month FREE using code sadbblogxoxo at checkout)! In the end the look was perfect for all day wear and an event at my son's school that night. 

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Tank: Urban Outfitters // Skirt (similar) (similar) & Bag: Forever 21 // Shoes: JustFab // Cuff & Ring: RocksBox (get 1st month FREE using code sadbblogxoxo!) // Bracelet: Lokai // Jacket: Pepe Jeans London (similar)

Are you a fan of the midi skirt trend? How would you style this beauty? Let's chat bellow in the comments section.

May 20, 2015

Having a Major Moment (part 2)

On Monday I started to tell you about a major moment I had, my first ever "mommy & me" moment! 
I've been plotting this day for years, but never found anything I wanted to wear with her before now. How fitting that we dressed this way on Mother's Day? And how fitting is it that we ended up in jumpsuits of all things? Without further ado I give you my first mini me post:

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I wanted to be matchy but not over-the-top but when I added a white blazer the obvious choice to HER was to add a white cardigan. What most of you may not realize is that I don't have a major say in what either of my kids wear. They have very strong opinions and when it comes to dressing themselves, they know what they like. She also had it in her mind that we were going to be matching so when she saw me add white, she added white. So we really went for it on our first try! lol

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The little lady had me add a braid to her hair, while I went with a more vintage wavy curl type style (I believe that is the technical term);). 
I decided to wear nude wedges and she wanted to wear her adorable new Sole Society leather sandals. I love that even though we were both wearing the same jumpsuit and white blazer or cardigan, we both made this look our own. Her pop of yellow, my accessories...we were matching yet both age appropriate.

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This little lady brings so much joy into my life and on this day she felt so special to be dressed just like mommy. She kept saying we were sisters which was flattering as well as made me a bit sad that she doesn't have a sister. I'll just have to do this more often for her. I don't mind matching with the most special girl in my life, in fact, I kind of loved it!  

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 My outfit details here
Daughter's outfit details: Jumpsuit: Lilly Pulitzer for Target // Cardigan: The Children's Place // Shoes: c/o Sole Society

Have you ever had a "mommy & me" moment? What do you think of my first shot at it? 

May 18, 2015

Having a Major Moment (Part 1)

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This Mother's day was my very favorite yet! I got to see my grandma (in-law) and mother the day before and spent the morning of at brunch with my in-laws, hubby, and kids. I love going out to brunch so doing that on Mother's day already put this day in the favorites category.  Add to it that I had my first ever "mommy & me" moment and this day just had a major moment! 
I can't wait to share those photos with you on Wednesday, but in the meantime, I want to show you what I wore.

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Did everyone rush out and shop the Lilly Pulitzer for Target collection? I ended up getting 2 items, this jumpsuit and one for my daughter. Hey, if you're going to have a "mommy & me" moment, make sure it's a great one! 

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As far as the styling went, I kept it pretty basic. You will see on Wednesday how I styled my daughter's jumpsuit, but I wanted to match her without being over the top matching. 
I dressed it up a bit I added a white blazer, nude wedges, and beautiful jewelry. To finish my look off, I simply added a brown belt and bag to give it more of a put-together look. 

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Jumpsuit: Lilly Pulitzer for Target // Blazer: Piperlime // Bag: Target (similar) (similar) // Shoes: c/o JustFab // Earrings & Cuff: c/o Rocksbox (get your 1st month FREE using code sadbblogxoxo at checkout!) // Necklace: c/o Shop Lately // Watch: Fossil

In the end I'm so glad I snagged this jumpsuit! I love the print and can't wait to style it all Spring/Summer long. 

Did you shop the Lilly Pulitzer collection? What do you think of my pairing? 

*Check back Wednesday for my "mommy & me" moment!  

May 13, 2015

Nashville night

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For those of you who follow me on both my blogs (or either of my blog Instagram pages), you know about my love for all things Nashville. This is a newer love. One that has blossomed over the past 2 years now. It all began with the TV show Nashville. LOVE IT! 
Then for my mother-in-laws 60th b-day, we headed for an all girls trip there. My first Nashville trip and I was hooked! Here are two blog posts I wrote after going my first time (here and here). 

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During our time in Nashville we were able to attend a live taping of the "On the Record" 2014 Nashville special. Being moved up to the forth row during the taping and being able to meet most of the cast was beyond what I thought our night would end up like! It was like a dream. I was even on the show when it aired last April! 

I have since gone back, almost 1 year to the date but this time I went with my hubby and kids. We had a blast and I got to show my family around. While in Nashville this year, I got a text from back home telling me the girls were all getting tickets to see the cast of Nashville preform live at the Rosemont Theater in May. 

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Cardigan: Swap w/ Kaitlyn // Tee: Ryman Auditorium // Jeans: Tommy Hilfiger // Boots: Because I Shop Too Much // Necklace: Lili Claspe // Ring: House of Harlow 1960

On this night I put on my favorite Ryman tee (where "On the Record" was filmed back in 2014) and styled it super casual for my GNO. I love these fringe boots as a cowboy boot alternative. Fun right? 

The show was amazing and I loved every minute of seeing them sing live again. "At the end of the day, Lord I pray, I have a life that's good!". Words to live by, no? Check out my Twitter feed for photos from that night. 

Do you have a favorite city or show that you just can't get enough of? Are you a fan of Nashville (the show or the city)?

May 11, 2015

Springing into Florals

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How stunning is this Milly for Kohls scuba dress? I am very into wearing floral prints this Spring, I just couldn't pass this one up! 

The dress ran a bit long on me (it's supposed to hit above the knee), but I couldn't wait to have it altered to wear it the first time. Plus now I can swap it with Kaitlyn and it will be the perfect length on her before I make it shorter. It's fun sharing a closet!

To give my bust and waist an extra something I wore my favorite corset under and before I knew it the dress fit me way better! 
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When it came to the styling, I decided to play off of the black details from the dress in my shoes and bag. I also used the gold zipper in the back of the dress as inspiration for wearing all gold jewelry. 
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Dress: Milly for Kohls // Shoes: JustFab // Bag: Forever 21 // Necklaces: Lili Claspe // Watch: Fossil // Blue Ring: House of Harlow 1960 // Charm Bracelet: Alex and Ani // Bracelet: Lokai 

In the end both myself and the hubby loved this look! We had a wonderful night filled with great food, lots of laughter, and many kisses. It's wonderful to be married to my best friend! 

Have you shopped the the Milly for Kohls collection? Do you ever add a corset under your outfits to get everything in it's proper place? ;)
Let's chat below in the comment section. 

May 6, 2015

Wooden Watches by Jord

I'm all about unique accessories and my newest watch is anything but normal. When I was contacted by Jord, I thought wooden watches? I have never heard of such a thing, I have to check these out! 

I had my eye on a few and almost went with a zebrawood and turquoise one, but in the end maple and rose gold was unlike anything I have in my watch collection. I literally styled it with an outfit less then an hour after I received it. What can I say, I get excited when pretty things arrive at my home! 

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One of my favorite things about ordering form Jord was that they have you measure your wrist with a paper measure they email you so your watch comes ready to wear. That my friends is great customer service! They also have a great feature on their site where you can live chat and ask any and all questions you have. I love shopping online and this made the experience all the more personal so there was no room for error. 

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How lovely does this rose gold beauty look styled with my new Milly for Kohl's dress? I love how clean and fresh the styling came together. Floral print, nude heels, and show stopping accessories made me feel very pretty this day. I kind of feel like this outfit encompasses all that is great about Spring fashion. 

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Dress: Milly for Kohl's // Shoes: JustFab // Bag: Lulus // Watch: c/o Wooden Watches by Jord // Sunglasses: MNG by Mango // Necklace: Shop Lately // Ring: House of Harlow 1960 // Bracelet: Lokai // Charm Bracelet: Alex and Ani 

In the end I can not say how happy I am with this wooden watch. I have not taken it off since last week and I fear you will get sick of seeing me wear it here on the blog and on my Instagram account as well. ;)  

Ok, I'd be doing you a disservice if I didn't show you the packaging. The watch came in a very fitting wooden box. The packaging is almost as beautiful as the watch itself! 

What do you think of wooden watches by Jord? Is this an item you would purchase for yourself or the man in your life. I truly adore the mens line as well, at the very least you have to snoop around on their website and see what they have to offer! 
Let's chat in the comments section below...