Striped Dress – Fall Wardrobe 2016

Striped Dress - Fall Wardrobe 2016

Navy dress
$89 – coggles.com

J Crew chambray shirt
$71 – jcrew.com

Army green jacket
global.llbean.com

Madewell tight
madewell.com

Pierre Dumas riding boots
$30 – beyondtherack.com

Lucky brand shoes
shoemall.com

White House Black Market flat shoes
whitehouseblackmarket.com

J crew necklace
factory.jcrew.com

Long necklace
popmap.com

Madewell scarve
madewell.com

New Look red hat
$10 – newlook.com

Vacay outfits

I.MUST.start.packing for our vacation.  I’m never this last-minute!  But alas, life has been a little bit crazy lately…and I’ve just plum run out of time.  Timing couldn’t be better to go on vacation and get away from it all!!!!

Fortunately, I have the whole packing list in my head 😉  Kidding – but I did put together some visuals.

Cancun vacation - beachside

So, obviously I plan on spending a LOT of time by the pool and/or beach! Give me a big floppy hat, my sunscreen, and my Kindle, and I am set. I’ve already downloaded the Fifty Shades of Gray trilogy for some poolside reading material 😉

Cancun vacation - day trips

We are going to be doing some sightseeing during the day around the Cancun area, including a visit to ancient Mayan pyramids. I’ll bring along our camera, my hiking shoes, and a baseball cap!

Cancun Vacation - Night

Cancun Vacation – Night by missmenden featuring gold jewelry

I’m excited for this trip because it’s going to be super casual and relaxed. And the clothes should be the same way! I plan to wear comfy dresses or shorts to dinner at the resort, with strappy sandles and wedges.

I’m also planning on packing light…we’ll see how that goes! 😉

A happy Easter in pictures

Hey friends!  Hope you had a lovely Sunday.  We had such a nice Easter…the hubby and I went to his sister’s house and ate a delicious lunch together out on their deck.  It was sooo warm and sunny and relaxing!

Here’s the day (mostly in photos):

My Easter gift!!

My Easter outfit:

It was a little chilly, so I threw on this sweater with it:

I like how the belt looked with the dress!  (First mentioned here):

Speckled easter nails

My hubby and father-in-law

My hubby Picklebowing 😉

How was your weekend? 

Spring faves {continued}!

I recently talked about some of my current favorite finds, and realized that I have so many more to share!

1.  Coobie bras:

I love, love, love these bras!  I have been wearing these around the house and under my tank tops when I sleep.  These are one size fits all (for real!) and come in every color of the rainbow.  They are SO comfy and soft.  I also ordered a strapless version of the Coobie bra in nude to wear under tanks this summer, and love the fact that it doesn’t cause the “uniboob” look!  (Hint:  Google “coupon code” before ordering!)

2.  Not Your Mother’s Beach Babe Texturizing Sea Salt Spray:

I have been washing my hair at night, spraying some of this and my leave-in conditioner in damp hair, and letting my hair air dry.  The result in the morning is soft, non-crunchy waves – love it!  I’m definitely going to be using this over the summer as well.  This product does not have a lot of hold, so if you’re looking for a product to control frizziness or curls, it’s probably not the best product out there.  But for straight or wavy hair like mine, it’s good stuff.  It smells nice (like coconuts), it’s cheap, and you can find it just about anywhere (I purchased my bottle at Wal-Mart).

3.  Nuance Salma Hayek Smoothing Anti-Aging Eye Cream

Ok, so this is a pretty random one.  I was chatting with one of my coworkers about the onset of fine lines around the eye area, and realized I haven’t used an eye cream in oh, like, never.  I guess now that I’m in my 30’s I should be thinking of these things?  So I went to my local CVS where a ton of skincare products happened to be half off and perused the aisles.  After reading the ingredients on every eye cream in the store and comparing their prices, I settled on this eye cream by Salma Hayek of all people.  The ingredients include shea butter, avocado oil, and jasmine extract.  And at 50% off, it cost around $7 for the tube.  I’ve been using it for about a week now and really like it!  It’s very moisturizing without being greasy and feels lovely in the eye area.  I did get a teeny bit in one of my eyes and it did sting a little bit, but it has not irritated my sensitive skin at all.

4.  Essie nail polish in Haute as Hello:

I’m just as obsessed with coral shades as everyone else is this season!  I adore this shade.  Described as a “racy, scorching coral” on the Essie site, I’d wager this shade would look gorgeous on just about every skin tone.  It’s bright and girly and pretty and just right on my toes.  LOVE!

5.  Febreze Home Collection Wooden Wick Candle in Cherry Blossom Whimsy

This fragrance might be so last season, as I purchased it on super clearance during a short-lived “extreme couponing” phase last year and have just now gotten around to using it.  But I’m sure the other Febreze candles in this line smell just as delicious if you can’t happen to find this one.  What I love about this candle is not only that it’s pink and it smells sweet, but also that it completely gets rid of funky cooking odors like you wouldn’t believe!  In our house, for some reason cooking odors tend to waft upstairs to our bedroom area and stay there, and I can’t stand sleeping in a room that smells like a Burger King.  These candles completely remove funky odors and leave the whole room smelling fresh, clean, and spring-y.

6.  Yogi Organic Teas

Every night while relaxing on my couch with my puppy and my hubby, I enjoy a delicious steaming cup of Yogi Bedtime Tea:

From the Yogi Tea site:

 This blend is a soothing combination of herbs traditionally used for centuries to promote relaxation and sleep. Valerian and Organic Chamomile can help calm occasional nervousness and restlessness. Then we add Passionflower, used in Native American blends to helps reduce every day stress to support sleep. Licorice, Cardamom and Cinnamon add a delicious, warming flavor that’s just right for drinking before bedtime.

At work, I’ve been drinking lots of Yogi Blueberry Slim Life Green Tea:

 Green Tea Blueberry Slim Life is specifically formulated to help give you the energy you need to maintain an active lifestyle while dieting. We add Organic Green Tea and Garcinia Cambogia Fruit Extract in combination with Ginseng and Eleuthero Extracts to support stamina. Light and sweet Blueberry flavor and hints of Organic Hibiscus make Green Tea Blueberry Slim Life a fragrant and delicious addition to a weight loss program of exercise and a balanced diet.

That’s all the faves I have for now (I’m sure I’ll be back with more)!  What are some of your favorite finds for April?