June 21, 2018

Versatile Looks for Any Summer Event

Summer is always the busiest season here- between weddings, Travers and Opening Day, end of the school year events, and meeting up with friends, we're usually busy every weekend. I love getting dressed up, but I'm also all about functionality. If I'm going to spend a over $100 on one piece of clothing, I want to make sure I'm going to be able to wear it more than once. Here are five dresses outfits that are super versatile and will work for either a formal wedding event or a more casual day at the races or company picnic, depending on how you accessorize.

I love this Lilly Pulitzer dress - It is so fun for summer! I love all the little details of this dress - asymmetrical cold-shoulder sleeves, high-low hem, ruffles, and of course because it's Lilly, a super cute print! All of the accessories are practical and versatile on their own and would work well with a variety of looks. However, I love these Chloe sunglasses! As a full time glasses-wearer, I'm thinking about buying them and having the lenses replaced with prescription lenses. Has anyone done this before - if so, let me know about your experience!

June 20, 2018

Feeling Nautical in Hilton Head

I wouldn't call this the most practical outfit for walking along sandy beaches, but it does make an adorable outfit for strolling along the boardwalk! As soon as I saw this skirt I knew I had to have it! I adore railroad stripes, and the face that it was an A-line with bow detail at the waist sealed the deal for me! This is a skirt I will be wearing all summer long. I paired it with cold-shoulder striped shirt from Loft, Tilly Sandal wedges from Kate Spade, a straw boater hat, and a KJP Pearl Sailor bracelet that I am wearing as a necklace.

June 19, 2018

Expanding My Makeup Horizons with Hourglass Veil Translucent Setting Powder

I have been pretty loyal to MAC for my powders over the last 10 years (Studio Fix Foundation and Mineralized Skinfinsh), but I am really loving Hourglass Veil Translucent Setting Powder. I was really excited to try this powder because my friends have been racing about Hourglass Veil Primer. This powder doesn't provide as much coverage, but it provides a smooth "blur" that is very natural looking. It's not matte, but it also doesn't look "dewy" or metalic - I would compare it to a velvet finish. Applied on its own, it does not go on as smoothly as it does over a liquid foundation. I've been pairing it with Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Liquid Foundation and love the combination.

Although it doesn't give coverage like a powder foundation, I think it does a great job of disguising or smoothing blemishes. I have very dry skin and I also feel that it does not collect in my creases or crack like other powders do and wears really well throughout the day. I've heard amazing things about the primer, so that's next in my wish list. It is pretty pricey, but a little goes a very long way! I would expect that this would last me a year when applied with a brush.

Have you tried this powder before? What did you think? I'd love to hear what you're loving right now!

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June 12, 2018

Picnic Chic with Sunny Gingham

I love gingham and I especially love this sunny twist on the traditional red and blue print! One of the reasons this dress stood out to me was the adorable ruffles, especially on the bell sleeves. Since I have a toddler I can't do an exaggerated bell sleeve, but I do love a bold design! This dress was so comfortable in the Savannah heat. The material was thick enough that it did not wrinkle, which is pretty much amazing. I think this dress is perfect for any summer occasion and versatile enough for work or a casual night out. The best part is that it's under $100!