5 Back to School Pieces Every College Student Needs

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YIt’s that time of year again. Whether you are excited about your college student heading back to school or sad to see them go, there is so much that you can help them with when you choose the right back to school pieces.  I find that back to school time is hard with college students because they want to be on the cutting edge of fashion and if you’re like me, you want them to look sophisticated and stylish not revealing as many college students seem to go.  One great brand to check out this back to school season is Simply Vera Wang which can be found at your local Kohls store.

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5 Pieces Every College Student Needs

It does not matter if you are starting your freshman year of college right out of high school or if you are returning to get your graduate degree after having some time off.  Simply Vera Wang has you covered with the trendy and stylish pieces that you are sure to love.

Hello Shoesies I think I Love You!

Shoesies are a unique adorable style of footwear that not every brand will have this season.  That’s because they are so cutting edge and fabulous that they are a trend in the making.  Be on the cutting edge of fashion as you head to class with the adorable Stretch High Hell Shoesies.  This is one trend that you will want to RUN to your local Kohls for as they are selling out like hotcakes!

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Your Perfect Denim is Found!

I will admit that jean shopping used to be one of my least favorites.  I always felt like women’s jeans really just were not made for women.  Let’s face it, cuts and styles of women’s jeans can vary from brand to brand and style to style.  What looks good on one woman might not look good on the next.  To ensure that I was fair when trying to find the perfect pair of jeans, I went shopping with a few friends….all different sizes and all different body shapes and what I found was that one brand and one pair of jeans really can look good on us all.  With that being said, you’ve got to check out the Slimming Skinny Jeans.  These really are the perfect pair of jeans for every woman that I know.  They not only slim but help you to feel confident and beautiful which is a win in my book!

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The Bag You’ve Been Dreaming Of

If you follow the blog you already know that I am madly in love with the Simply Vera Wang Catherine tote.  This tote bag rocks my world and is one that every single college student needs to have!  It would be perfect for carrying essentials to class while looking way more stylish than a backpack.

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Stylish Protection From the Sun

Another must is a great pair of sunglasses.  I would highly recommend the Cassi Aviator Sunglasses or a comparable style.  These are just too cute and really do look great with every outfit that I have ever paired them with!

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An Easy Statement Piece

I love statement pieces.  I especially love statement pieces that you can use to mix and match with.  My top pick for back to school is the Sequin Embellished Tank.  This piece can go with so many looks, be dressed up or down, and is perfect for all types of weather.  You are going to love all of the outfits that you can create with this one basic piece.

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Good luck as you head back to school and keep Simply Vera Wang from Kohls in mind for all of your fashion needs.

10 Reasons I Wear Sleeveless Shirts Year Round with Simply Vera Wang

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Simply Vera Wang offers some adorable sleeveless tops.  This summer I got a few and I was pumped because sleeveless tops are a basic in my wardrobe year round.  In fact, I almost wear a sleeveless top every single day of the year and I live in Illinois where part of our winter is quite harsh.  People always ask why I love my sleeveless tops so much so I thought that I would share with them and write a little blog post for all of you.  I also thought that I would show off those favorite sleeveless tops from Simply Vera Wang while I shared these ten reasons that I wear sleeveless tops year round.

10.  Comfort!

I am a mom so comfort is key.  I hate when I feel like I can’t move or I feel like my arms are too tight in layers of shirts.  The sleeveless top makes wearing sweaters and jackets even more comfortable.  I LOVE the Embellished Tank in Grape Shake!  I love that it is so comfortable while adding so much style and flare.

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9.  They’re Slimming

As someone who tends to carry a few extra pounds on my frame, I like to choose styles that are flattering and slimming.  One of the things that I love most about wearing tanks year round is that they offer me the ability to have a nice slimming base layer.  They also allow me to always have a nice look for the base layer.  With the Textured Tank you will have a nice slimming look that is going to really add to your wardrobe regardless of what you wear with it.

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8.  Perfect Under Jackets

When you are looking for fall, it is important to consider how something will look until a jacket or blazer.  One of the things that I love about tanks is that they are a great way to add a POP! of color underneath your jacket.  This adorable Scoopneck Tank from the Simply Vera Wang Collection is perfect for just that.

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7.  Dressed Down Can Look Dressed Up

Another thing that I love is that dressed down looks can really look dressed up.  I love leggings year round.  Let’s face it, leggings are soooo comfortable.  One of the things that I really love is being able to use something that should be dressed down like leggings to actually look stylish, well put together, and dressed up.  The Linen Blend V Neck Tank is one choice that would be adorable with leggings.  You can throw a cardigan or cute blazer over it and make it perfect for any time of the year too!

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6.  Perfect for Layering

I LOVE layers.  Not only do I think that layers are adorable on, but I love that layers allow you to remove clothing if it gets hot.  I hate being overheated or sweating especially when I’m in public, and thanks to layering with the perfect tank….I don’t have to be!  The Print High Low Tank is great for layering with a variety of different styles of pants and pieces.

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5.  Can Offer  the Element of Surprise!

Who doesn’t like to have a wardrobe that offers high impact and style.  One of the things that I really love is that you can get the element of surprise with your wardrobe.  The Lace Top is a great piece to add to your wardrobe to have a little bit of surprise in your outfit.

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4.  Casual Doesn’t Mean Style-Less

One thing I see far too often is that women seem to think that style doesn’t matter when they are being casual.  I see so many walking around in oversized t-shirts and a pair of jeans.  Being comfortable doesn’t mean that you have to give up all style.  I love to pair a cute printed tank with a zip up hoodie and pair of jeans.  Even if I am wearing tennis shoes (which I RARELY do) this combination looks adorable!  The Ribbed Flower Tank from the Simply Vera Wang Collection is just perfect for this!

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3.  Sequins Don’t Have to Be Immature

Another huge fashion mistake that I see women make all of the time is that they do not know how to appropriately wear sequins for their age.  As a mid-thirties woman, I know that too much bling can just make it look like I am trying too hard.  I love how the Sequin Embellished Tank offers just the right amount of bling for any woman regardless of age.  I have so many tanks that have this level of bling and I get compliments when I am wearing them which makes me feel great!

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2.  Adds Excitement

I love that I can choose a tank that adds to the excitement of my wardrobe.  One of the things that really adds to excitement is different types of materials and hem styles.  I love the Mixed Media Asymmetrical Tank.  This one has two different types of material mixed in there with a unique hemline that is going to add a little excitement even if you are just trying to keep it simple.

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1.  Makes Fashion Thoughtless

Finally, the number one reason that I LOVE tanks and sleeveless tops year round is that they make my fashion picks thoughtless.  These great pieces can really be thrown on with jeans, leggings, or shorts and can easily be worn any day of the year.  They can be layered under or over other pieces without looking bulky and really can add to the overall style element of any outfit.  Plus they are flattering on every single body type.  You can also use them to add a pop of color or unique style element.  I am literally obsessed with the Jacquard Tank and all that it can offer any wardrobe.

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One of the best things about all of the great tanks and sleeveless shirts that were featured in this post is that you can pick them up for a great price from the Simply Vera Wang collection at Kohls.  These and the other tops available are all great additions to your wardrobe.  Check out the tops that you can currently pick up here.

Taking Your Favorite Spring/Summer Dress Into Fall with Vera Wang

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I love Simply Vera Wang for Kohls.  I will admit that this brand has quickly become one of my favorites as a blogger.  I am rarely as impressed with other brands as I am with this brand.  This brand is amazing!

One thing that I love with this brand is their dresses.  Their dresses move perfectly from season to season.  I love that the dresses that I got this summer will move perfectly into the fall.  So I decided that I would put together three unique outfits for you with the adorable Simply Vera Wang dresses that I received this summer.  Here are my top picks for how to bring those spring/summer dresses into the fall season.

I especially love how you can change your style to meet your needs with the Simply Vera Wang collection for Kohls.  There are options for bohemian looks that will compliment all body types, work ready styles, and even styles that can take you out to brunch.

Beautiful Bohemian Styles

I love how the High Low Maxi Dress looks when paired with the Cable Knit Scoopneck Tunic, Solid Leggings, and the Zipper Ankle Boots.  The outfit is slouchy, laid back, and really perfect for those of you who tend to go with a Bohemian style year round.

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Ready to Work

I also love how you can pair the Handkerchief Hem Dress in Crinkle Ditzy with the Flyaway Cardigan (notice the adorable ruffle details on this cardigan!), Opaque Control Top Tights, and Stretch High Heel Shoeies (these are to die for aren’t they!!).

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Headed to Brunch

You can head to brunch with the sweet looking style of the Handkerchief Tank Dress in Moody Dyes with the Vera Wang Flyaway Cardigan, Sheer to Waist Tights, and Embellished Ballet Flats.  This outfit is sweet enough for church, yet stylish enough to head to brunch at the hottest spot!

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For me the Simply Vera Wang collection is lovely.  It offers you everything that you could ever think about and it allows you to pick and choose any style that you are looking for.  Plus it is all available at Kohls and all available for a great price.

 

 

 

Protect Your Eyes — Facts You Might Not Know About Sunglasses

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Far too many people think of sunglasses just as an accessory. They do not think about the facts or why you need to wear them. This means that when they leave a pair behind, they are not overly concerned or focused on picking up another pair right away. When I was offered a couple of amazing pairs of Simply Vera by Vera Wang sunglasses I could not help but get excited. Sunglasses are perhaps my favorite accessory and the one thing that I try to never leave home without. In fact, I usually have a pair in each of my bags and in my car so that I can always have them close enough to make sure that they are on.

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Prevent Macular Degeneration

One of the things that I love about wearing sunglasses is knowing that I am really doing something great for my eyes for the long term. Macular degeneration can occur when your eyes are exposed to violet or blue portions of the lights that are in the solar spectrum. Many people do not realize how damaging these types of rays are to their eyes. By wearing sunglasses when you are outside, you are reducing your chance of having macular degeneration.

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Protect Your Eyes from Harmful UV Rays

It is so important for you to be able to protect your eyes from the UV rays of the sun. Not only can the UV rays cause harmful cataracts, but it can also cause there to be growths on your eyes or for you to suffer from painful photokeratitis. Photokeratitis is the condition of temporary blindness which causes you to have a small sunburn on your eyes. This heals quickly which is why you can see but it can cause headaches or long lasting damages. Wearing stylish sunglasses like these awesome Cassi Aviator Sunglasses from Simply Vera by Vera Wang, can help you to make sure that you are avoiding harmful damage from UV rays to your eyes.

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Keep Skin Cancer Away

 

Another thing that many people do not realize is that the sensitive skin around your eyes is one of the most common places for you to get skin cancer. Because these tissues are more delicate, it is more likely that they are going to have skin cancer. It does not matter if you are driving, working, or playing outside; you will want to keep your sunglasses on. There are so many great styles from Simply Vera by Vera Wang that you will be able to find one that is perfectly suited for you. Personally I love that the Cassi comes in different colors. I was so excited to be able to check out the Shiny Brown. These are the perfect understated sunglasses for every day. Plus when I am wearing them, I am going to be reducing my chances of having skin cancer.

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Make Driving at Night Easier

Did you know that being outside in direct sunlight can actually cause you to have problems with the darker times of day? We travel a lot as a family. Many times we are traveling all day long and then driving throughout the night as well. Wearing sunglasses during the day means that my eyes are better equipped to be able to handle driving at night. So, the drives are safer for my family.

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I love learning new things and was excited to learn about all of these ways that wearing sunglasses can make my life just a little bit better. I love that I can take my family on vacation and know that I am better equipped to handle driving conditions. I also love knowing that my eyes are healthier and that I am preventing certain types of skin cancer just by wearing my favorite accessory

Comfortable Mom Style for Everyday with LulaRoe

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Have you heard of LuLaRoe? If you haven’t then you are truly missing out! This amazing company has set out with the mission to provide women everywhere with a beautiful, colorful, affordable, and comfortable wardrobe. I know that these things might not sound like they could really be achieved with one brand but I have to tell you that they are wrong!

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One of the favorite things that I was sent in 2015 were my adorable new clothes from LuLaRoe. These exciting pieces are so comfortable and they look nice too. Plus, they are items that I get complimented on every single time that I walk out my door. I am seriously in LOVE with the clothes and with the new addiction that I have, I see a lot of LuLaRoe in my future (as soon as I am buying clothes again when I hit my weight loss goal)!

A New Addiction to Leggings

If you know me personally, you know that I already have a problem when it comes to leggings. I seriously LOVE them! I am obsessed with how comfortable they are and how great they look – even though I am few sizes bigger than I would like to be.

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Well, LuLaRoe has stepped up the leggings game. They offer a great thick yoga band waistband that is so comfortable and also very flattering. I actually feel more confident in these leggings than any other that I own….even though they are quite a bit brighter than colors that I normally wear.

The Irma – It Might Be My Favorite Tunic of All Time!!

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(**sorry that I do not have a picture of myself wearing this Irma with the leggings….I will update soon.  My laptop recently crashed and I lost a TON of pictures and work!)

Now another thing that you would know if you were a personal friend of mine is that I LOVE LOVE LOVE tunics! I wear tunics all of the time…whether it be with leggings or jeans or other types of pants! I love the Irma. Now I was first sent the Irma in a size small (which actually fit so that was a shock but it was more like a fitted shirt than the flowy tunic it was supposed to be) and then later I received one in the correct size a large and it is so flowy, roomy and comfortable. However, I still wear them both because the materials are great and they feel so good!

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(This is the Irma in small on!)

So if you like comfortable clothes….let’s face it, what mom doesn’t!….or if you have a tight budget for clothes then you have got to check out LuLaRoe! One thing to keep in mind is that these clothes are available through consultants. Phil and Danielle are wonderful to deal with and were a joy to work with for this review. I would highly recommend checking their shop out and showing them a little bit of your shopping love!

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As you can tell I have the LuLaRoe bug and I can’t wait to be able to purchase some more to enjoy!!!

Easy Fresh Make Up Finds for Fall with Pixi by Petra #PixiBeauty

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Are you looking for the perfect make up finds to update your look for fall.  If you are then you have got to check out Pixi by Petra.  This exciting make up line is available at reasonable prices and offers you all of the high fashion and glam that you are looking for this holiday season.

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The key to perfect fall make up is to start with a nice fresh palette with perfectly enhanced skin.  Of course my top pick for having a perfect palette is to start out with highlighting and contouring your face before you put on your foundation.  Pixi offers you a great choice with the Holiday Natural Contour Kit ($24.00).  I personally love that this palette is complete and that it is going to keep me glowing and fresh faced all season long.

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Once you have the perfect canvas to start with you will want to make sure that you work to enhance your eyes.  Pixi has taken all of the guesswork out of your purchase with the Mini Endless Silky Eye Pen Kit ($18) which features four different shades.

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The great thing about these eye pens is that they can be blended into a shadow which is going to look great, while lasting all day long!  Of course I would add some great mascara to complete the eye look!

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Finally it is time to move on to those lips.  I hate whenever I see someone with full make up on and absolutely nothing on their lips.  Even chapstick will add a bit of shine and finish out your look.  I understand not liking lipstick but I will promise you that the Pixi Mini Mattelustre Lipstick Kit ($14.00) gives you more.

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These lipsticks feel silky smooth and comfortable.  They are so comfortable in fact that you might even find yourself reaching for them instead of your usual lipstick or lip balm.  I have actually owned this lipstick before and it is a favorite of mine.

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Of course, you can probably imagine that since I am a mom of four that I really like finding products that are a great value.  I also like products that are easy to shop for and as a huge fan of Target, I love being able to pick up high quality beauty products like those from Pixi by Petra.

A Few Highlights from These Three Exciting Holiday Kits

**The Natural Contour Kit is perfect for beginners.  It is so easy to use!

**You can create many different holiday looks from the perfect look to take the kids to see Santa to the perfect look for all of the holiday parties that you are excited to attend.  The kit is so versatile that everyone is going to want to have one in their beauty case.

**Endless Silky Eye Pen is an award winner!  Not only is it award winning but it is also waterproof.

**You will love how the Mattelustre lipsticks offer that matte color that is so popular right now without being dry.  Plus the lipstick is long lasting which means that you do not have to reapply all of the time.

Accessorize Your Fall with Simply Vera by Vera Wang

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One of my weaknesses is accessories.  This has actually been a life long weakness of mine.  I can remember getting so excited to save up my money for the latest handbag trend or necklace.  These two items in particular are items that I seriously go crazy over.  So imagine my shocked face as I opened up this amazing box of fall accessories from the Simply Vera by Vera Wang line that is featured at Kohls.  (That’s right you can buy each item that I am going to show you at your local Kohls store or online!!!)

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It’s All in the Bag!

I was surprised by three amazing handbags that are sure to take me everywhere that I am going this fall.  I have a bit of an obsession for bags and am going to share with you just how I would use each of these great bags this fall.  In all honesty my mom and grandma both recently called and asked me for advice on picking out a fall handbag so I am going to surprise each one of them with a bag and keep the one bag that is my new fall obsession!

Alicia Pleated Hobo $69

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The Alicia Pleated Hobo is an adorable everyday bag.  In fact it is one of those bags that you could easily carry out to dinner and to the grocery store.  It is a small but roomy size and perfect for those who do not have to carry too many things with them.  I really thought that this bag was cute and have found it to be one of the top trending shapes.  I love the pleats and think that it is perfect for so many styles and outfits because you can dress up or down with it!

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All of the extra details with this bag make it unique and something that you can really appreciate.

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Plus all of the Vera bags have great pockets and organizing features hidden inside making them great to use!

Morocco Domed Satchel $99

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The Morocco Domed Satchel is one of those bags that really looks elegant for moms to carry around.  It also has a feeling of profession when you see it so you can imagine a professional carrying this bag everywhere that they would go.  It is a cute bag that has plenty of room for the essentials and then some.  If you are a fan of large sized wallets or need a little extra room in your bag then this is one choice that you will certainly appreciate.

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Again with all of the great pockets that will help you make sure that things do not get lost!  Plus this one features a convenient three section design.

Monroe Shopper $99 — My Fall IT Bag

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The Simply Vera by Vera Wang Monroe Shopper is my it bag!  I love this bag especially in this fun metallic color.  I think that it is fun creative and a great bag for everyone!!   I can fit everything that I need in it and it still has that fun slouchy appearance that makes me fall in love.  It is a nice classic choice with a bit of a less traditional style that really amps it up and makes it a nice solid choice.  I simply can not say enough great things about this amazing bag.

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Plus I LOVE that it features the organizing pockets that I NEED because I am often an unorganized mess!

Dress Up Your Neck in Style

My personal favorite accessories of all time are that can be worn on my neck.  I love necklaces and scarves and Simply Vera offers you some of the best that you can find.

Ombre Twisted Stripes Sheer Oblong Scarf $32

I really LOVE this scarf and can not say enough amazing things about it and how it is going to work for fall.  It is perfect to keep you warm while offering you an amazing amount of style that you might not see with every scarf that you try on.

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Bead and Mesh Multi Strand Necklace $34

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I have to admit that this necklace is my personal favorite so I am very excited that I was sent two of these in different colors.  They are simply beautiful and look great with more casual outfits for a day to day look and those outfits that are bit more dressed up.

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Since my personal style includes a ton of neutral colors, I love the clear and gray beads on this necklace.

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I also received it in blue colors that are absolutely breathtaking.

Beaded Collar Necklace $34

The Beaded Collar Necklace is unique and stunning.  It is even more beautiful in person that what you can see in pictures.  I love this one and think that it is going to look amazing and necklines come up for the fall season.

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Marquise Swag Necklace $34

The Marquise Swag Necklace is one that I would probably not have picked out on my own, especially if I was shopping online.  That being said it is definitely one that I will be wearing a lot this fall.  It is a really gorgeous necklace that will give you something extra to really love.

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Find the Perfect Bracelet to Enhance Your Look

Bracelets are another huge obsession of mine.  I find myself always reaching for a bracelet.  Another recent wrist candy that I have is a popular exercise tracking band.  Since I don’t love how it looks I did show off in one picture how a bracelet can make it look better.

Beaded Stretch Bracelet Set $30 (That’s Right Just $10 EACH!!)

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There are many things that I love about these bracelets.  One is that they come to you in a set of 3.  Another is that they are great to pair together or even wear separately!  This means that you can easily wear just one of these at a time or wear them all.

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They even make my fitness brand look better!

Bead Stretch Bracelet $34

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This bracelet is so fun!!  I have gotten tons of compliments and tons of offers for friends and family to take this one off of my hands for me.  This is a great choice and is super cute so I plan on keeping it around for a very long time.

Get Some Dazzle in Your Ears

Earrings are not something that I often wear.  That being said, my friends and family wear earrings all of the time so I am always giving them away as gifts or just because.  I can tell you that these adorable eight pairs of earrings are going to get a lot of wear from my friends and family!

Bead Kite Earrings $22

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I LOVE these earrings.  They fit perfectly with my boho chic style and are beautiful when worn.  I only wish that I wore earrings more since I love these so much!

Simulated Crystal Dome Button Stud Earrings $12

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These are very elegant and beautiful.  I was shocked to discover that they only cost $12 as they were so shockingly pretty!!  I know that these are going to be a great way to feel extra pretty and dressed up on an otherwise dreary day!

Bead Cluster Drop Earrings $18

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I think that these are absolutely gorgeous and I am sure that they would look great with a variety of the fall fashions that you see!

Square Drop Earrings $14

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These are gorgeous earrings that have a sparkle and a shine that you will not see elsewhere. They are sure to be a pair of earrings that you are going to be able to love for years to come.

Bead Drop Earrings $14

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These earrings are another pair that I can really see looking great with a number of fall outfits.  I think that they would be a great way to feel special with jeans and a t-shirt or that they’d look great with work clothes.

Hoop Drop Earrings $14

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These Hoop Drop Earrings are so cute.  They are another pair that I was shocked to discover the price of.  They are cute and really unique.  I have not really seen anything else like them!

Marquise Drop Earrings $18

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These earrings are so elegant that they are perfect for dressing up.  They are another pair that look classy and elegant that you would never guess their real price.  This makes them a wonderful choice because everyone is going to think that you spent a lot more than you did.

Bead Hoop Earrings $18

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These earrings are another pair of my favorite!  They are fun and cute.  They also are multi-functional and would fit with most of fall’s great looks!

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Thanks to the Simply Vera by Vera Wang collection for fall it is going to be a stylish season.  It is going to be one of those years where others stop me and ask me where I got something at.  I have already had this happen four times in the last two days of wearing a few of these accessories.

 

Stain Fighting Tips and Men’s Fall Fashion That You Won’t Mind Cleaning #ExpectationsExceeded

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Do you dread cleaning your husband’s laundry?  Do you see stains and automatically start thinking that cleaning your husband’s clothes is going to be as bad as the kids’?  Well not any longer thanks to Nanotex. The world of Nanotex is expanding beyond kids clothes now and they are offering great comfortable and casual styles that are perfect for men.

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Recently we received an awesome shirt that has this amazing technology.  We received the RedHead Nano-Tex Twill Shirts for Men Short Sleeve which is available at Bass Pro Shops and BassProShops.com.   The shirt retails for $24.99 which is a great price when you consider that it is going to last a very long time.  You are not going to have to worry about stains like you would with other shirts because it has this special stain fighting fabric.  One of the things that I really appreciate about this shirt is that it comes in white as well.  There are many different jobs that require you to wear a white shirt but are not necessarily the best place for you to be wearing white.  If you work in one of these industries you will not have to worry about your white staying white.

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Top Stain Fighting Tips

So I thought that I would share my top stain fighting tips with you in celebration of this amazing new technology.

1.  Buy Nanotex Clothing

For my first stain fighting tip I am going to recommend that you take the easy way out.  That’s right, if you buy Nanotex clothing you are not going to have to work that hard (or really at all) to fight those otherwise hard to remove stains.

2.  Start Soaking Immediately

So I know that soaking immediately is not always possible especially if you are out.  For these cases carry stain fighting wipes or pens with you.  This is going to pre-treat your stain so that it hopefully does not set into the fibers.

3.  Pre-Treat

The next thing that you should do is pre-treat  your stain.  You can do this simply by spraying on some stain spray or using a stain stick.  It is a really great thing that you can do to help make sure that you can save the item of clothing.

4.  Wash

Next you will want to wash the item as quickly as possible.  I choose to wash without scrubbing unless I know that it is a tough stain because I am lazy and always doing laundry for six so I already feel like the job never ends.

5.  Check

When the clothes come out of the wash, check them  before drying.  If the stain is still there I try putting a little bit of detergent or a stain booster on it and then I scrub with a hard bristled toothbrush.  This almost always gets those pesky stains out!

Like I said before though,  to really avoid stains in the first place clothing made from Nanotex is great.  You can learn more about this innovative product that is taking the clothing industry by storm by visiting them on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.

 

My Fall Beauty Must Have List — High End Edition

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When it comes to fall beauty there is a must have look that I am in love with.  I am currently obsessed with the following looks and products.  I am sharing with you my top beauty bag must haves (the items that I want to be carrying in my purse for when I am on the go) and the items that I am going to stocking my beauty case with.  I am offering you the high end edition today but watch out in the future for a piece that have put together that offers you a much more affordable version!  These are my top 2015 beauty finds!!

My Top Beauty Bag Must Haves — High End

Clinique Naturally Glossy Mascara in Black $16.50

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Urban Decay Naked on the Run $54

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Nars The Multiple, Orgasm $39

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Bobbi Brown Stick Foundation $44

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Bare Minerals Secret Weapon $29

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Stocking My Beauty Case — High End

Nars Blush in Orgasm #30

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Stila Magnificent Metals Liner in Metalic Black Gold $25

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Philosophy Hope In a Jar A to Z Cream $39

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Clinique Blended Face Powder and Brush $25

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Bobbi Brown Creamy Concealer Kit $35

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Benefit Cosmetics Brow Zing Kit $32

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Dior Iconic Mascara $28.50

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Too Faced Snow Bunny Luminous Bronzer $30

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Guerlain Meteorites Illuminating Powder Pearls $62

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Urban Decay Naked 3 $54

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Clinique Quickliner for Lips Bamboo $16.50

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Clinique Long Last Soft Shine Lipstick Creamy Nude $17

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Dior Rouge Brilliant Lipgloss Parame 30 $35

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My goals for my fall make up are to have a beautiful and enhanced natural glow.  I want to look like I naturally do just a little better!

My 14 Must HAVE Outfits of 2015

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So I am starting off the new year with a new perspective on clothing.  I am going with the less is more outlook and will be choosing clothing that is better quality and exactly what I want but will be buying a lot less than I might have in the past.

Here are the 14 outfits that I think that every woman should own for 2015.

Outfit 1 — G-Star Madge Cody Skinny Jean $160 and Earth Creations Marina Tunic $85

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Outfit 2 — Citizens of Humanity Arielle Mid Rise Slim $188 and Earth Creations Sadie Top $83

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Outfit 3 — Rock and Republic Berlin Skinny Jeans $88 and prAna Lucia Sweater $129

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Outfit 4 — 7 for All Mankind Slim Illusion LUXE $189 and Synergy Organic Clothing Kathmandu Tunic $84

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Outfit 5 — True Religion Hand Picked Skinny Big T $238 and Phish Dry Goods Ladies Nomenclature Eco Sweatshirt $42

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Outfit 6 — prAna Canyon Cord Pant $89, Soul Flower Prairie Flowers Float Top $40 and Soul Flower Waves Hemp Vest $68

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Outfit 7 — Soul Flower Enlightened Organic Legging $40 and prAna CoCo Dress $95

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Outfit 8 — Soul Flower Waves of Freedom Pants $58 and Soul Flower Trees Dance Hooded Dress $60

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Outfit 9 — Soul Flower Waves of Freedom Pants $58 and Soul Flower Ferns Hemp Tunic $78

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Outfit 10 — Spanx Ready-to-Wow! Structured Legging $42 and Synergy Organic Clothing Cherry Blossom Karina Dress $70

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Outfit 11 — ASSETS by Sara Blakely a Spanx Brand Women’s Seemless Slimming $28 and Synergy Organic Clothing Chloe Draped Kaftan $75

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Outfit 12 — Gaiam Organic Ruched Legging $64 and MtnLotus (Esty Shop) Organic Hemp and Cotton Essential Cowl Tunic $68

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Outfit 13 — prAna Audrey Pant $85 and IntertwinedDesigns (Etsy Shop) Organic Cotton & Soy Criss-Cross Tunic Shirt $68

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Outfit 14 — prAna Sapphire Legging $75 and Soul Flower Blissful Blends Tunic $56

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So now you know what I am saving my money for and hoping to shop for to complete my wardrobe.  Keep your eyes open for my top 14 outfit picks for each of my children and my husband too!