Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Not So Basic Fall Basics with Nordstrom

Today's post is sponsored by Nordstrom.  All opinions are my own.

Photography by Madi Flournoy Henderson

I love classic wardrobe staples that are considered basic but that aren't so basic.  When looking for the perfect black blazer and white v-neck tee for this Fall season, I went straight to Nordstrom as I knew they would offer the best selection.  Sure enough, I found exactly what I was looking for!

In a prior post, I shared with you all that blazers are on trend this season and Nordstrom has an amazing selection of gorgeous blazers...from classic black, to velvet, to plaid, to military inspired...they have just about every style of blazer you could possibly think of!

I specifically was looking for a classic black blazer and when I came across this longline boyfriend blazer, it immediately stood out to me.  What I love most about this particular blazer is its length...I wanted something that hit below my hip.  I was also searching for a light weight that I can wear over tees, dresses, and casual tops.  The fit is perfect as well...all in all, this particular blazer is exactly what I have been searching for!

Blazers are no longer just for the workplace.  Although structured and polished, they can absolutely be dressed down for a much more casual look.  Blazers are super versatile as well...wear a blazer to work and then pair it with a distressed denim and a tee for a casual weekend look.  Blazers are so chic and always add a polished touch to any outfit.

Nordstrom has been my go-to destination for Fall basics like this classic black blazer and this white v-neck tee!  I also wear these muted black distressed jeans, also from Nordstrom, all of the time...they have become one of my favorite pair of jeans.

I'd love to hear how you would style a blazer this season?!  Are you loving the blazer trend as much as I am?

As always, thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you have a wonderful day!

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Light Fall Layers with Nordstrom

Today's post in sponsored by Nordstrom.


Photography by Madi Flournoy Henderson

Have you noticed that I like pairing floral prints with camo prints?! "Baby I'm sorry, I'm not sorry" (in  my best Demi Lovato voice).  There's just something about these two prints together that I LOVE!  Florals always make me feel so feminine while camo always makes me feel a bit more tough and edgy.  Both this dress and this camo jacket are perfect for Fall layering.

It hasn't even cooled off enough here in Nashville to truly consider it Fall yet, BUT cooler weather is on the way.  I'm taking advantage of light layers right now and Nordstrom always has the best selection of Fall dresses, light jackets, and booties.

This floral dress immediately caught my eye because of the creme backdrop, the rustic floral print, and all of the rich Fall colors.  I mean...can't you just see yourself walking through a park in this dress with Fall leafs dropping all around you?!  Don't mind my daydream. ;-)  I also love the choker neckline, which is a big trend for Fall 2017. p.s this dress is under $50!

And you've seen this camo jacket many times before and you will see it again!  I truly wear it all of the is hands down my favorite camo jacket that I own.  The structured fit as well as the shoulder and zipper detail make this camo jacket stand out from all of the rest.  It's a great investment piece because camo is not going anywhere anytime soon.

I'd love to hear how you like to layer up for Fall and do you also like florals and camo together?!  What pieces from Nordstrom are you loving for Fall?

As always, thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you have a wonderful day!

Friday, October 6, 2017

Camo In The City - NYFW Look

Photography by The Retro Penguin 

For the past few years, camo has been trending and no, I'm not talking about for all of the hunting guru's, I'm talking for all the ladies out there.  I've loved this trend because it is so fun to take what is traditional a masculine print and add a feminine chic touch to it.

I've stepped out of my comfort zone a bit by wearing much more camo than I normally would.  In years past, I have only worn touches of camo such as a camo jacket, camo scarf, etc.  This year, during NYFW, I went a little further with a camo satin sleep dress and I'm so glad I took the risk!

The subtle camo print and subtle color scheme of this dress make it a stand out without being too "in your face", which I love.  I felt very feminine wearing this dress but also a bit tough because let's be honest, camo also lends itself to more of a tough girl vibe.

I wore this satin bomber jacket over top, this paisley print scarf for even more visual interest, and added a pop of funk and color with this fun little handbag.

If you aren't comfortable with camo, start with something small and work your way up.  If you have been wearing camo for years, this dress is for you!

p.s for a size reference, I'm wearing a S in the dress and an XS in the bomber jacket!

Do you love the camo trend as much as I do?

As always, thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a great Friday and a wonderful weekend ahead!

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

How I Keep My Teeth Pearly White with Tom's of Maine

Today's post is sponsored by Tom's of Maine.

Photography by Madi Flournoy Henderson

Let's talk pearly whites!  I'm always asked "How do you keep your teeth so white?" and today, I'm going to share a bit about my experience using Tom's of Maine Luminous toothpaste.

There are so many whitening toothpastes available but there are some specific reasons that I decided to start using Tom's of Maine.  All of their oral care products are made with no artificial colors, flavors, fragrances or preservatives, nor are they tested on animals.  Tom's of Main Luminous White™ toothpaste is their most advance whitening toothpaste, it's safe on your enamel, AND safe for every day use.  It's also gluten free!  This natural toothpaste packs a punch and whitens within 2 weeks by removing more surface stains than regular fluoride toothpaste.

I've been interested in using more natural personal care products so I was thrilled to try Tom's of Main Luminous White™ toothpaste for a two week period and report my results!  And teeth not only feel super clean with each brush but I can absolutely tell a difference in how white they are.  I LOVE the taste of this toothpaste too.  Every time I use it, I truly feel like I am using the best toothpaste available for my Dentist would be proud!

If you've had interest in trying a natural whitening toothpaste, I highly recommend Tom's of Maine Luminous White™toothpaste.  Next time you are in Whole Foods or another natural food store, you should pick some up and give it a try...I stand behind my experience and I truly believe you will have a great experience using it as well!

I've been so pleased that I'm going to try more natural products from Tom's of Maine!

Have you tried this toothpaste or any other products from Tom's of Maine before?!

As always, thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you have a beautiful smiley day!

Monday, October 2, 2017

Falling For Kimonos and Wide Leg Pants

Photography by Madi Flournoy Henderson

I'm sharing a bit more about what I wore while at New York Fashion Week and this outfit was another favorite of mine.  Trending this Fall season...wide leg pants and long kimonos!    

This outfit was one of THE MOST comfortable outfits I've ever worn.  The wide leg pants offer so much comfort and movement as does the kimono.  I wore a silk cami underneath the kimono, a simple black bag, and these high heels to finish my look.

This Fall season, I will wear the wide leg pants a variety of ways and I will also pair the kimono with jeans and a long sleeve tee.

What do you think of wide leg pants and long kimonos?!  

As always, thanks so much for stopping by...hope you have a great day!

Friday, September 29, 2017

Immortelle Divine Collection - My Skincare Regimen with L'Occitane

Photography by Madi Flournoy Henderson


Let's talk AMAZING skincare!  You all know that I only talk about beauty and skincare products that I truly love and believe in and today I will be talking about my new found love for L'Occitane.  I've always heard amazing things about L'Occitane but it wasn't until this past April that I started trying their products.

I was lucky enough to meet the L'Occitane team at the rewardStyle conference back in April and they were so delightful and I left my meeting feeling so excited to learn even more about their products.  They were very generous and kind...they gifted me some of their most popular products and I couldn't wait to get home to try them.  Let's just say, I immediately fell head over heels for this brand and their incredible products!  The rich history of L'Occitane as well as their values is truly admirable too.

When asked to try their new Immortelle Divine collection, I immediately said YES, YES, YES!!!  There was no doubt in my mind that this collection would be nothing short of amazing and I was right.

Most of you know that I am in my 30's and I get a lot of questions about my skin and skincare routines.  We could chat forever about why I started truly taking care of my skin in my early 20's and the importance of doing so but what I will say today is...if you haven't already started using an anti-aging regimen, NOW IS THE TIME!  And L'Occitane's Immortelle Divine regimen would be a great place to start!

Let's dive into the collection and the specific products that I have been using!

Immortelle Divine Cleansing Balm - this balm removes makeup so easily and it even breaks down waterproof makeup!  It is delicate on your skin and leaves your skin feeling clean and radiant!  I love that it is enriched with immortelle essential oil as well as Vitamin E!  If you are looking for the perfect first step to an anti-aging ritual, this is it!

Immortelle Divine Foam Cleansing Cream - this cleansing cream is simply pun intended!  Use this after you have removed your makeup with the cleansing balm.  No makeup to remove, no problem as this can be your first step! It left my skin feeling ultra clean yet hydrated.  My skin felt so soft and appeared more radiant after using this cream for the first time.  A little goes a long way with this cream.  This cleansing cream is definitely a MUST!

Immortelle Divine Cream - the creme de la creme of creams!  Award winning, this cream helps fight visible signs of aging.  Being that I am in my 30's, it is so important for me to use an anti aging cream each and every night.  I couldn't be more impressed with the powerful natural ingredients of this cream.  If you are looking for an effective anti aging cream, I highly recommend this one!

Immortelle Divine Eyes - this eye gel helps reduce the appearance of fine lines as well as dark circles and puffiness.  Again...a must in my beauty regimen!  As a busy working Mom of two, I often times don't get enough sleep so I lean on an eye gel that helps conceal my tired eyes and Divine Eyes does an amazing job.  The skin around my eyes feels hydrated and smooth!

Immortelle Divine Youth Oil - this may be my absolute favorite out of the regimen that I have been using.  Although it would be tough to pick because they all play such an important role in caring for my skin.  But the Divine Youth Oil truly makes my skin feel renewed.  I use a couple of drops on my skin before bed and when I wake, my skin looks youthful and has a beautiful glow.  I also use this through the day to waken up my skin if it needs to be refreshed a bit.  I will take just a tiny bit of the oil in my fingers and pat it on my face.  I cannot get enough of this oil!  A little also goes a long way so you can get a lot of use out of one bottle.  I will be using this oil for years to come!

It's easy to see why I love L'Occitane's Immortelle Divine regimen...I've been so happy with each product and my skin has responded so well to this regimen.  I'm truly pleased with my initial results and cannot wait to see the evolution of my skin with L'Occitane!

Have you tried L'Occitane before?!  What are some of your favorite products?

As always, thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you have a great day!

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Mustard Yellow Velvet Dress - NYFW Look With Dillard's

Today's post is sponsored by Dillard's...all opinions are 100% my own.

Photography by Madi Flournoy Henderson

Two major trends this Fall season are mustard yellow and velvet!  YES velvet was big in Fall 2016 and it is here to stay, which I love.  To say I have a major crush on everything velvet right now is an understatement...I just can't get enough of it.

When searching for the perfect NYFW looks, I knew that I had to pay a visit to Dillard's because I can ALWAYS find what I am looking for.  You guessed right, this stunning mustard yellow velvet pleated dress is from Dillard's, one of my favorite retailers! 

When shopping for fashion week, I was on the hunt for a few different looks that would showcase some of the major Fall trends and when I saw this dress (practically from across the store) I immediately knew that I would be taking it with me to New York Fashion Week (#NYFW).

Beyond absolutely loving the color and material of this dress, I also love the sheer creme top that you wear underneath of this dress.  The top comes with the dress and it adds so much visual interest to an already beautiful dress!

This dress can be worn for so many different occasions and I honestly see it being the perfect dress to wear throughout the holidays too!  I toughed it up a bit with this gorgeous floral embroidered moto jacket and my new favorite black shooties of this season!

What are some of your favorite trends this Fall season?

As always, thanks so much for stopping by...have a great day!