Happy Monday morning! We are off to a great start for the week and I hope you girls are too! I’ve started my “healthy living” journey, a little scared, a little anxious, and I have a lot of expectations for the next 6 weeks. As I have gotten older and going through menopause, I wanted to do everything I can to make life better for me! Not to mention, after 45 that mid-section tends to gather a little extra warmth protection LOL!!!
Today I wanted to wear a casual outfit since I’m going to be kind of busy at work today. We are going to be taking some photos and videos for our Boutique, so comfort was a must! It’s been a while since I styled black denim jeans, I almost forgot I had them! I found them in a drawer when we were getting our Marie Kondi on! I must admit that I do like the way my drawers look using this method, plus I can see everything I have! If you haven’t tried it, check out her videos on YouTube. Her channel is HERE. Follow me for hair and beauty tips HERE.
These are Black Distressed
I chose the striped t-shirt from the 2 pack Daily Ritual V Neck T-shirts I got from Amazon. For a set of 2 for $20, I have certainly gotten my money’s worth out of these! These are so versatile, you can wear them with so many outfits – these are definitely a great buy and staple pieces for your wardrobe. (Side note – they come in multiple color options). I purchased the black solid and the striped black and white. I have probably worn the striped tee more than the solid. The striped tee looks great with a denim jacket, a utility jacket, with a skirt and cute blazer – it’s definitely worth the $10 each!!
I wanted to show how useful the tops and a denim jacket can be. During this time of “who knows how cold or warm it will be” a denim jacket is a great piece to carry around. I have shown this jacket with numerous outfits because it’s fun to wear (lol) and it’s a lightweight jacket that goes with everything and I can grab it and go. I don’t have to think if the jacket is going to go with the outfit, I already know denim goes with everything! This jacket is by Lee and it has stretch in it, so you can actually move around and not feel restrained. Fits TTS and it’s only $29.99 from Amazon. Get the jacket HERE. Don’t forget, a denim jacket will look cute with a cute summer dress and sandals or flip flops! And perfect for a night out at the beach if it’s chilly with a pair of shorts!
If you wanted to dress this up a bit, some strappy sandals or cute pumps would go great with an outfit like this. I have my jeans rolled up at the ankle. But if I were going to wear sandals, I would probably unroll them so they would be longer. A pair of brown strapped sandals would be a perfect shoe to give this a little bit of contrast. And you could wear any kind of top underneath, I’m looking at this picture and thinking a pretty green, pink or even a red camisole or tee would look great with this. Add a pair of leopard print flats or sandals and that would look oh so cute!
I love my converse tennis shoes and I’m not giving in to the “trend” and buy a pair of $500 white sneakers. That’s one trend I will be missing out on! Chucks have been going strong since I was little (like single digit little) and they are still going strong!! I don’t try and fix what’s not broken HAHA! In all seriousness, I love the way these wear, I can wash them, and the price point has come down to around $50 now! Wear these with jeans, shorts, knee-length summer dresses, or even a maxi dress! Anything goes! Get Converse sneakers HERE.
I’m wearing MOOCHI Bohemian Fringed Earrings with this outfit, these are some of my favorites! I got these off Amazon; I’m trying to keep this post all Amazon, have you noticed?? LOL! These are so comfortable and wear like you have nothing on your ears! They are like little fringed fans and come in a HUGE variety of colors. These were only $7.99, get them HERE.
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Tanning Season Is HERE
Ok ladies, the time is almost upon us when we start wearing shorts and short sleeve tops! We all want a pretty sunkissed glow without actually being in the sun. Although while some of us LOVE being outside, a lot of girls do not like subjecting their skin to the harmful rays. So we wear sunscreen and use sunless tanner! Have you used a sunless tanner before?
The first step in this process is to condition your skin. You must exfoliate your body to give the sunless tanner a clean and even palette. The Microdermabrasion Paste is the BEST thing I have ever used to exfoliate away dead skin cells. And trust me, I have used plenty of products in my 49 years. I use this religiously on my face about twice a week and about 1-2 times a week on my legs, arms, and chest area. It will leave your skin so smooth, you will walk to your husband and say “Feel my skin – doesn’t it feel GOOD!” LOL! I’m not kidding – I literally did that when I first used it on my legs. Get the microdermabrasion paste HERE. This is one of R+F’s best sellers and for good reason! I know my Preferred Customers love this!
Once you have exfoliated, you are now ready to start the tanning process. The R+F Sunless Tanner is a buildable product, so you can give yourself a soft warm glow or get a deep, dark tan. It’s all up to you! Follow the instructions on the bottle for best results. This is only $27 and one fo the best tanners on the market! Get the Tanner HERE.
The next step you want to do is MOISTURIZE! Keep your skin moisturized to give you a dewy glow with your new tan. This will help keep your sunless tanner looking great for a longer amount of time! Stay moisturized this summer with either of these 2 products. Essentials Daily Moisturizer ($27- Get it HERE), or my all time favorite the Active Hydration Body Replenish ($66, get it HERE).
What’s the difference in the 2 lotions? Active Hydration Body Replenish does more than moisturize. It’s anti-aging for your body! It improves the appearance of crepiness and provides long term moisture replenishment 💦 for the elimination of ashy and pasty looking skin! Your skin will look more radiant than ever! If you’re wanting a little more from your lotion – this is the one to go with! You will literally go through a jar a month because your skin feels THAT good!
Thanks for stopping by, I hope you have a GREAT Monday and I will talk to you girls tomorrow on the blog! Swing by Instagram and catch us over there- you can see a lot more “behind the scenes and family life”. XOXO
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