The Bees Knees

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Outfit Details || Dress: c/oLavish and Luxe Boutique || Scarf: Similar || Sunglasses: c/o Vera Bradley || Shoes: Similar ||

 

When I saw the Victoria Beckham line for Target I was adamant that I was not going shopping.  The items were adorable, but I had made the decision that I needed to cut back on my shopping.  I resisted until that evening when I went out of town for work and we had to stop at target.  I got the cutest lace bomber jacket.  Then, my sweet friend, Amanda from abcmomstyle got the bee scarf and I feel in love.  My first trip to my Target yielded no scarf, but my persistence paid off!  When I ran in real quick last weekend to grab some things for the boys’ Easter Basket I found this on on the rack.  It was the last one and you can bet I snatched it up!

 

I’ve been wanting to wear this scarf since it came home with me.  I love how it pairs with the Nina Eyelet Dress from Lavish and Luxe Boutique.  I don’t usually gravitate towards this color, but I wanted to give it a try!  I am so glad that I did!  The yellow and green colors are so fun together!  The fit is a swing style and is incredibly comfortable!  Use code MANDY15 for 15% off!

 

 

 

 

Lip Sense: Tips and Tricks

Outfit Details || Top: Loft || Shorts: Loft || Cardigan: Old Navy || Sandals: Blowfish || Purse: Simply9Designs || Necklace: Kendra Scott ||

I was contacted in November to do a review on Lip Sense which you can read here.  Since then I have learned some tips and tricks that have made me love lip sense even more!  The above picture was taken at 9:00 am before a busy day.

 

  1.  Make sure you lips are clean!  When I brush my teeth in the morning I make sure to run my toothbrush over my lips to help exfoliate.  Then before I apply my lip color I use the oops remover to make sure they are clear of any residue.
  2. Shake your lip sense.
  3. Apply to entire lip when applying.  I tend to have wearing on the inside of my lip first.
  4. Do not use too much product.  I had flaking when I first started using due to applying to much. Thin coats are the key!
  5. Keep applying the lip gloss throughout the day.  This helps to keep the color lasting longer.
  6. If the inside of my lips start to fade I add 1-2 layers just in that area.

If you are interested in trying lip sense contact @xoxolipstickjunkie on instagram or on Facebook.  Thank you for giving me the chance to try party pink! It has made me step outside of my comfort zone.  It is such a great color for spring and summer!

Taken at 11:00 am after a trip to the grocery, and brunch at my moms.

 

Taken after first baseball practice at 2:30.

 

Last picture was taken on the way home from the second baseball practice at 4:45.  The lip color still looked great after being in the sun all day!  Senegence has condensed its color selection to the top 36 colors to make to help better keep up with demand.  Below are the current colors that are available!

 

Penelope Garden Dress + Giveaway

Outfit Details || Dress:  c/0 Karina Dresses || Sunglasses:  c/o Vera Bradley || Shoes:  old ||Necklace:  Old

I have fallen in love with Karina Dresses.  These dresses are extremely comfortable and wrinkle free!  The fit is made with specific body styles in mind.  The Penelope Garden Dress is perfect in fit and style.  It is a great dress for an hourglass body shape, inverted triangle shape, triangle shape, oval shape, and rectangle shape! I love the colors and floral pattern.

 

I love this dress and how it can be dressed up with a  pair of flats or heels.  The pop of yellow and cobalt blue is a new pairing that I want to try again!  This dress can also be dressed down with a jean jacket and a cute pair of white tennis shoes!

 

 

What are you planning on wearing this Easter? Want to win your own dress for an upcoming event?   Click on the giveaway link below for additional entries.  Open to anyone 18 years and older in the U.S.  Winner will be chosen at random through Rafflecopter and will be announced by April 21 once entries are verified.

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Disclaimer:  This post was done in collaboration with Karina Dresses.  All content and ideas are my own.

Ready for Spring + Suburb Style Giveaway

The beginning of March is one of my favorite times of year!  It kicks off my Birthday month along with warmer weather!  It is amazing for me to think that I am 36.  I do not feel that it old, but I remember at one time thinking it was.  At 36, I am probably the happiest with myself that I have ever been.  I love my family, my job, and pretty much just life.  I am blessed beyond belief and am content.

 

I am teaming up with a great new boutique, Suburb Style to bring you spring inspiration and a $25 shop credit on Instagram.  One of my favorite looks for spring is a maxi dress with a denim jacket! This denim jacket has been in my closet since college!  This is a closet staple that will last years!  I tend to throw mine on whenever I need a little extra warmth.  It is appropriate for work and casual wear.  I also bring my denim jacket with me on vacations.  It is the perfect piece that can be put with any outfit!

 

If you are looking to add some spring to your wardrobe check out all the pretties at Suburb Style!  This Geo Print Dress has the most gorgeous patterns and colors.  Plus it has pockets!  Pockets are a must in a dress!  What are some of your favorite go to pieces for spring?

 

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Disclaimer:  This post was done in collaboration with Suburb Style and contains affiliate links.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.

Karina Dresses- Fun, Feminine, and Flirty!

The weather in Indiana this weekend was absolutely gorgeous!  We had temps in the upper 60’s and we spent most of it outside! With the warmer temps I wanted to pull out this fabulous dress from Karina Dresses.  Karina Dresses are made of comfortable materials, can be washed, and don’t wrinkle!

I am wearing the Ruby in Seaside Watercolor.  Karina Dresses are made with real women in mind.  Within the description of each dress they give you the body types that it will fit the best.  The Ruby is a faux wrap dress that is perfect for a hourglass body shape, inverted triangle shape, triangle shape, oval shape, and rectangle shape!

 

The faux wrap and neckline of this dress gives full coverage.  There is no need to tug or adjust constantly throughout the day.

 

I love the vintage feel of this dress.  The attached sash helps define the waist even more with the flared skirt.   I couldn’t wait for a warm day to pair this dress with these fun heels from Chinese Laundry! The pop of red screams spring and warmer weather!

 

As our warm temperatures continue this week. I am hoping to be able to wear this dress to work with a pair of red flats.   Which dress is your favorite style and how would you wear this dress?