Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Bring It Back To Life


Hey Loves! 
I know I've been wearing a lot of old school finds from my Mom's closet. Thank goodness I have a fashionable mom! Denim is my favorite color and when I found this denim dress in her closet, I knew I had to bring it back to life! I remember my Mom wearing this dress when I was younger, the only difference is, it was ankle length. When I say "was" I mean, I cut it into this knee length number. I played around with the idea of keeping the dress ankle length BUT I own scissors and had to use them. I was a thousand percent sure I was going to love it once it was a little shorter. Since I am on the petite side, it just made sense. 
Moving on......
I stayed neutral with all my surrounding colors. Since, the denim is on the lighter side, I didn't want to clash. Trust me, it's possible to clash with denim! Check out my look! 

I kept the hem "undone" because I LOVED the way it looked. 
Details: 
Tee: American Outfitters/ Sandals: Express/ Necklace: House of Harlow/ Ring: Kendra Scott/ Sweater: Strawberry/ Lipstick: Flower Beauty/ Eyeliner: Wet n' Wild


I love taking things and making them my own. It's the best part of having style! Until next time......


Monday, May 18, 2015

Mani Time: It's A Nail! Review

Hey Loves!

I can't believe it nor will YOU believe it BUT I haven't painted my nails in over a month. It's not because I don't want to or that I have given up on life- it's mainly because I DON'T HAVE TO! Don't worry, I haven't gone crazy. I'm going to tell you guys all about it. As you know, I love a funky nail design. Doing my own manicure is actually relaxing for me. A few months ago, a great company called Its A Nail! contacted me about their nail wraps. I'm always skeptical about doing product reviews because sometimes things don't work out in their favor. This time, things worked out perfectly.

Moving on..........


First off, I was FLOORED by the wear and tear of these nail wraps. My nails held up for more than two full weeks, I actually decided to change them because I was getting tired of the design. Other than that, I really didn't need to change them. It's A Nail Appliqu├ęs are made of real nail polish and are long lasting. The brand has created the perfect manicure which can be achieved in minutes AND at home!

"Play Along" 
"Ocean Jewel"
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I have received so many compliments on both manicures. It's A Nail! is more than just a "nail sticker", it's real polish for an easy manicure! This is a company I can invest in. Easy to use and easy to remove! Try them for yourself, you WILL be hooked!

Until next time........



Monday, May 4, 2015

Blue Jean Baby + 9th & Elm Giveaway


Hey Loves! 

Isn't it a great feeling to just put on a pair of jeans and sneakers? Just put them on and go on your way. That's my normal Sunday attire and attitude. I had an extremely busy week, so the thought of even putting on a bra seemed impossible this past Sunday. BUT, I did it. I got up, got dressed and did the things I needed to do. My weekend attire almost always consist of ripped or distressed denim. This past weekend wasn't any different. I found this oversized denim shirt in my Mom's closet the other day and grabbed it. I mean, I do have A LOT of denim like button downs- so I tried to spice this one up. I added a cute iron on patch from Wildflower Co. 

Moving on.....

I always have a little jewelry on (I'm that crazy person who gets upset when they realize they aren't wearing earrings). I have been wearing my 9th & Elm monogrammed bracelet with everything. I love to pair it with other funky bracelets. Check out how I pulled everything together and make sure to scroll all the way to the bottom for a sweet giveaway!

Details:
Jeans: Old Navy/ Tee: Old Navy Boyfriend tee/ Denim Shirt: From my Mom's closet/ Sneakers: Converse/ Necklace: Prima Donna/ Monogramed Bracelet: 9th & Elm

9th & Elm was awesome enough to sponsor another giveaway for TFBJ! Enter to win my monogrammed bracelet and stay tuned for more goodies coming up in the next few weeks. Stop by 9th & Elm  for more handmade and unique finds! Good luck! Until next time............

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*Giveaway opened to US & Canada Readers Only*
Starts 5/5 and ends 5/14


Saturday, April 25, 2015

Happiness Is...


Hey Loves! 

I'm calling today's post "Happiness Is..." because I wanted to talk about just that, happiness. One word can mean a hundred different things to a hundred different people. There was a time in my life where I thought materialistic things would make me a happier person. Fancy bags, sparkly shoes, expensive clothes- you know, the normal things little girls dream of (or was that just me?). Regardless, it was the "things" that would make me happy or so I thought. Many years later, my idea of being happy is a different more simple one.

Moving on..........

Happiness for me is getting coffee with my friends and walking around Target (or Old Navy, I seriously love Old Navy). Or getting sushi with my boyfriend and laughing endlessly (even though he can be annoying...at times BUT don't tell him I said that). I probably have the most fun shooting my pictures for TFBJ. NO! Thrift shopping, that makes me extremely happy. What's better than finding an awesome bargain? Nevertheless, happiness for me are the little things in my life. The things that are simple. Those are the things that make me very HAPPY. Speaking of thrift shopping, I found this super cute shirt at Crossroads Trading Co and couldn't WAIT to style it! Check out my look! 

Details:
Shirt: Crossroads Trading Co/ Jeans: Express/ Shoes: Soludos/ Bag: Louis Vuitton/ Jacket: Urban Outfitters/ Ring: Margaret Elizabeth/ Wrap bracelets: Rebecca Daryl Art / Blush: Taj Mahal by NARS/ Lips: Skinn Cosmetics

Have you found the things that make you happy? 

Until next time.............

Sunday, April 19, 2015

That's SO 90's


Hey Loves! 

Not kidding, I love 90's fashion. The hair flips, the high waisted jeans, the dresses-everything about the 90's mania is perfect. Ok, maybe I'm exaggerating and saying "perfect" but you get my point. The styles from back then are making a comeback in my closet. I mean, did I ever think I was going to own something acid washed in my adult life? Absolutely not, but I do.

Moving on..............

Beautiful weather requires some florals, don't you think?  It hit almost 80 degrees in NYC and I was basking in it. I couldn't wait to bare my legs and break out this button down dress. The buttons gave me the vintage feel I crave and the flare of the dress made me want to twirl. I paired my look with my cutout booties- I'm not totally ready for sandals yet. Check out my look!

 Dress: S. o. Rad Collection for Kohls/ Denim Jacket: Target/ Shoes: Necessary Clothing/ Bracelet: House Of Harlow c/o Rocksbox/ Ring: Margaret Elizabeth c/o Rocksbox/ Necklace: Gorjana c/o Rocksbox/ Cat Necklace: Forever 21/ Stack Rings: Aldo
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Beauty Details: Lips: Glamourdaze from MAC/ Nails: It's A Nail Nail Wraps/ Eyes: Wet n Wild Liners/ Blush: Inglot 


I'm STILL transitioning my wardrobe from winter to spring/summer. I feel like it's taking me a lifetime! I can't wait to wear more dresses and shed that winter weight, and when I say "winter weight" I don't mean my body weight- I mean the sweaters and layers!

 Until next time...............
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Thursday, April 16, 2015

Bandana Style | Hair Tutorial



Hey Loves! 

I haven't done a hair tutorial in MONTHS, maybe even over a year! I was inspired after cutting my bangs (yea, I did it again). I think my bangs will always have a recurring role in my life. This week, I'm sharing an updated way to style a bandana. Normally, people always associate a bandana in a woman's hair with the "pin-up" look. Well, there's more ways to wear it, obviously.  I love pairing this look with a tee and a great pair of denim. It's perfect for second day hair, too! 

Check out my step by step! 


* Find a regular size bandana 
(I picked up mine from Ricky's)

Fold it in half, then twist it.

Create a knot in the middle.

Wrap around and tie in the back

Secure with bobby pins if needed

VOILA!


I'm also sharing this look on Lovely Happenings Blog this week to kick off their first event coming up this May in NYC! Guess who will be there? ME! Get your tickets at http://lovelyhappenings.com/events/ -I hope to see you all there! I will be sharing some MORE beauty "stuff". I'm being vague on purpose so you are forced to come see me! 

Until next time.........

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Cool Kids Club


Hey Loves,

My sneaker collection is starting to GROW, like HUGE. You don't even understand how much I couldn't wait to break out my platform Converse (since Christmas). This classic sneaker with a twist, is perfect. You probably have already noticed that the 70's are back in full swing. These platform chucks are an ideal way of touching on that 70's style without the overload.

Moving on......

The weather has been good to me. The sun has been amazing- the wind has been annoying. The day I went out to shoot this outfit, it was terribly windy. I thought I was going to be BLOWN away! Check out how I styled my Converse and dealt with the wind!


Jacket: JOUJOU/ Sweatshirt: Mighty Fine/ Button Down: So for Kohls/ Jeans: Old Navy/ Sneakers: Converse/ Sunglasses: Ray Ban

SEE! I wasn't kidding about the WIND! Now, back to the coolness......


A pair of white sneakers are a spring/summer staple. Easy to style and comfy for those lazy days. Converse is a perfect option because they can be paired with anything and are reasonably priced! Check out their site for more options! Until next time.........

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