Beauty of the Month: Cathy Anderson of Poor Little It Girl

I’m thrilled to feature the beautiful Cathy Anderson from Poor Little It Girl as my December Beauty!  Poor Little It Girl (PLIG) is a fantastic fashion blog featuring all things stylish that are under $100!  I’ve found quite a few amazing … Continue reading

How-To: 10 Minute Bouncy Waves with the Remington Eliptical Curling Wand

{Remington Eliptical Curling Wand:  $24.99} Happy Monday lovelies!  I’ve been asked by a few friends and readers to do a tutorial on how I get my wavy curls.  I recently bought the Remington T-Studio Pearl Eliptical Curling Wand from Target and … Continue reading

Happy Things

Happy Friday lovelies! I’m looking forward to a weekend of Olympics, reading and hanging out with good friends. Here a few highlights from this past weekend and this week in pictures!

20120802-135107.jpg{Saturday day was spent with my good friend Megan getting manicures for her birthday and sipping on pink champagne! Megan is on the left wearing Essie Nice is Nice and I’m sporting Essie Lapis of Luxury.}

20120802-135118.jpg{Saturday night we had a double date with friends and saw Savages. Loved it! It was nearly as good as the book! I was excited to wear my new Forever21 dress that I got during their BOGO sale, which ends on Sunday. It cost me $12 and the bright blazer adds a touch of polish to a casual summer dress.}

20120802-135130.jpg{Sunday we had dinner with some family and got to see the adorable twins Finn & Oliver. Love these little guys!}

20120802-135139.jpg{I kept things natural and sheer this week with Essie Mademoiselle, one of most award-winning nail polish shades of all time.}

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{My nightly skincare routine gets a dose of excitement with Lush Bubblegum lip scrub. Seriously hooked on this stuff. It preps my lips for all the lipstick I wear during the day.}

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{Dresses are the way to go during this heat, ugh. Loving my Gap dress I got on sale and my Lux Divine cuff and necklace (similar necklace here). Stay tuned for a Lux Divine giveaway on my blog this month!}

20120802-135303.jpg{I had lunch at my mom’s house this week and got to visit with her horses. This is Star.}

20120802-135556.jpg{Fresh flowers instantly add life and charm to a home. These yellow tulips from Trader Joe’s have really brightened my week.}

{We redecorated the master bath this week! I don’t have a before picture to show you but picture a gold shower curtain and pink towels…sick. We just used what we both had previously when we moved in together and it was a heinous mix that we’ve always been too lazy to change. The new bathroom decor makes it feel bigger and brighter. Shower curtain from Target.}

What made you happy this week?

Summer Dresses Under $50

I’ve always been more of a jeans and t-shirt kind of girl. That’s my only characteristic that isn’t super girly. My goal this spring and summer is to wear more dresses. My friend Josa always wears cute dresses and she has motivated me to start doing the same. Not only are they feminine and stylish, they are so much simpler than having to put together an entire outfit. Just throw on a cute dress and you’re done! Plus they are comfortable and they keep you cool. My favorites are casual t-shirt style dresses with stripes or another fun print. I love love LOVE stripes.

This is in no way a fashion blog and any clothing posts will be few and far between. I just wanted to share some great summer dresses I’m loving! Here are some of my favorite and very affordable casual dresses, most of which I’ve recently purchased:

{Striped linen blend dress: $16.90 Forever 21}

{Striped dress with belt: $14.80 Forever 21}

{Belted stripe dress: $16.90 Forever 21}

{Striped maxi dress: $14.50 from Forever21}

{Strapless maxi dress: $44.99 The Webster at Target}

{Flutter sleeve dress: $42.99 The Webster at Target}