Friday, July 3, 2015

Safari Feelings: Where Have I Been?

Hey Loves!

Ah, where do I begin? I haven't shared outfits, beauty goodies or anything on TFBJ for at least a month. I know, sad right? I have been slacking on my social media sites like Instagram and Twitter also. Let me tell you, life gets in the way. For those of you that keep up to date with me, you know that I work full time. Along with working, I decided to go back to school and finish my degree. I mean, I know I'm like a hundred years old, but it's something that I know I need and want to do at this point in my life. With anything, life gives you chances and sometimes you can let those chances pass you by or you can jump on them. I decided to JUMP.

Moving on.......

I hate being that type of blogger that says things like "I have big things coming up" and blah blah blah. I feel like that is so vague and annoying (also I know I am guilty of doing that sometimes). To be honest the way I procrastinate it may take FOREVER for these things to happen. I do have many ideas I still want to share with you guys and special things coming up. I am in the process of finishing up my summer classes. OH! and I had appendicitis too- so that basically set me back at least two weeks. I really do enjoy sharing my life with you guys. Even if it's just with a picture of my dog on Instagram. Little things like that make me feel connected to my audience. I had a doctors appointment the other day to get my staples out (yuck), so I decided to wear something other than sweats. Check out my latest look!

 Dress:Target / Vest:YMI / Necklace:Shinymix find it here / Shoes:Shoedazzle/ Lipstick: MAC's "Up The Amp"/ Ring: Vanessa Mooney c/o Rocksbox

Well, with all that said I hope to be back with more goodies soon! Stay tuned and thanks for sticking by me! 

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Black and Blue

Hey Loves! 

It's getter warmer and my clothes are getting looser. Well, most of my clothes are. You will rarely ever find me in a tight fitting top. Stop me if I told you this, but I truly feel uncomfortable when my clothes are clinging to me. I don't mind the snug fitting skinny BUT I do mind when my shirts are super tight. That's why I LOVE this shirt from Old Navy. Honestly, most of the things I find in Old Navy, I love and no- they did NOT pay me to say that! 

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

I went out to brunch the other day with some of my girlfriends and I wanted to be comfy but still look on trend. I couldn't wait to break out this top! I wore my favorite pair of black skinnies and my new pair of sandals. I always like to keep my look simple with a couple of statement pieces. 

 Check out my look! 

Shirt: Old Navy/ Necklace: Forever 21/ Jeans: YMI/ Sandals: Payless/ Bag: Chanel

My necklace and Chanel bag made the perfect statement! Not only did they stand out but they complimented my outfit. How do you make a statement?

Until next time......

Monday, May 25, 2015

Lovely Happenings Lifestyle Workshop Event

Hey Loves! 

It's finally time to tell you guys about the amazing event I was able to be a part of. The first ever Lovely Happenings Lifestyle workshop took place in NYC- and needless to say, it was AMAZING. I was asked to share some beauty goodness with the guest/attendees but I decided to twist it up a but. I dragged the boyfriend, my brother and my sister-in- law to help. I wanted to show how easy it was to add some fun summer braids to your hair. The moment I started braiding my sister-in-law, Ester's hair (she was my hair model)- I had a line of ladies waiting to get braided. How was I going to say no? 

The event took place at Drift Studios and it was the perfect setting. Rachael and Jaclyn (the ladies behind Lovely Happenings) made this interactive pintrest-y event impeccable. The mimosas were flowing and so much excitement was happening. Let me tell you, there were some amazing bloggers and amazing brands there. 

Here are some highlights! 

This was the first time participating in an event like this and even though my feet were killing me, it was totally fun. Thank you to all my friends and family who came out to support me! A very special thank you to Jaclyn and Rachael for giving me the chance to participate in this event! 

Stay tuned for more info because there's another event coming up this fall! Weeeeeee! 

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

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. 
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 Appliqués 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"

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!

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 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! 

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.............


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