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Sunday, May 29, 2016

The Most Inspiring Person I've Met Through Instagram

The world of social media can be tough - there's not one day that goes by that I do not have some sort of anxiety about what to post, what time to post, will people even like this, is this photo totally stupid... etc. Not to mention the infamous Instagram algorithm that has no doubt already started to kick in as I get more and more of you saying that you no longer seeing my photos in your feeds. (I get stomach pangs thinking about this.) I've noticed that more and more, my feelings towards Instagram are well, very negative which basically defeats the entire purpose of me sharing and creating content for social media and for you guys.

Someone recently has put all of my negativity towards social media into perspective. A person who has all the reason in the world to be negative, but instead, is spreading a positive message on not only her own account, but on mine which is why I'm highlighting Kathleen DiMartino as the "softie" in my life as a part of Splendid LA's Spread Softness initiative


Splendid LA's Spread Softness tees

Meet Kathleen in today's full post!

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The Best Memorial Day Sales You Haven't Shopped Yet


50% Off Full-Price Purchase & Extra 40% Off Sale Styles CODE(S): SUMMER50 | ends 5/31
ASOS 
20% Off | CODE(S): HISUMMER | ends 5/30
Extra 40% Off | CODE(S): BRTAKE40 | ends 5/30
Take an extra 20% off select sale & clearance items for savings up to 65% off CODE(S):BROWNBAG | ends 5/30
40% OFF site wide (some exclusions apply) | no code needed!
20% OFF site wide + FREE Shipping + a gift with purchase when you spend $200+ & 50% OFF Poppy! 
30% Off Your Purchase | CODE(S): WEEKEND | ends 5/31
Gifts with purchase | ends 5/30
60% Off Summer Faves & All Sale Styles + 40% Off New Arrivals | ends 5/31
Extra 20% off Memorial Day Sale + Free Shipping at $50 | Code: MEMDAY | ends 5/30MOD CLOTH | Up to 40% Off  + Extra 20% OFF All Sale Styles | Code: SOHOT | ends 5/30
Up to 40% Off | ends 6/7
Extra 50% Off Select Styles (Tanks, Tees, Shorts & Swim) | ends 5/30
Up to 25% Off | CODE(S): SAVEMORE | ends 5/30
30% Off Sitewide | CODE(S): VIPSUMMER | ends MAY 30
Save 20% Off Serena and Lily’s Memorial Day Sale | CODE(S): HEREWEGO | ends 5/31
50% Off Select Styles on SoleSociety.com | ends 5/30
30% OFF Everything include SALE | code: MEMDAY16
Take up to 25% OFF + FREE shipping | code: SUN
30% Off All Orders | CODE(S): SUNSCREEN | ends 5/28
Long Weekend Sale – 25% Off Shorts + 25% Off Graphic Tees | end 5/30
Take 20% OFF site wide | code: BBQ20 | ends 5/31
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Thursday, May 26, 2016

Nordstrom Half Yearly Sale Picks! Pt. 1

It's that time - Memorial Day Sales are rolling out fast and furious, and if you don't jump in now before your holiday starts, you're going to miss out on some mega deals! My suggestion would be to nose-dive into the Nordstrom Half Yearly Sale first - you need to scour all 137 pages of it! Just kidding, I scoured all 137 pages for you already! So here are the best of the best staple pieces for you to incorporate into your summer wardrobe at 40% off!

Click on any product in the image below to go to the product page!





More Nordstrom Half Yearly Sale Picks Here:




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The 4 Basic Wardrobe Pieces I Have On Repeat

I have a closet full of rainbow brights, but yet I still reach for my easy going stripes and neutral heels regularly. Because you know, sometimes I just want a laid back outfit that matches my mood. And because sometimes I don't feel like fussing with lip liner and a bright lipstick. These are those pieces I reach for on my throw-on-concealer-and-lip-gloss kind of days. And not only that, I'll probably wear these 4 pieces so much that I'll have to invest in new versions next spring summer because they'll get so much use - mainly because I can also mix and match them with my bright pieces too. Here are my 4 tried and true, double-duty, must-have basics for every spring and summer closet.

1. Striped Tank

EVERY closet needs a striped top. I usually like to have a warm weather version and a cold weather version at ALL times. I go through some stripes you guys. Stripes go with every other pattern and color - no thinking involved. And have you ever noticed how someone instantly looks a little more sophisticated when they put stripes on? I'm loving striped tanks for all types of denim, shorts and skirts.

2. Distressed Jeans

It's a no-brainer that jeans are a staple year round - but you might not realize that light wash denim is a little trickier to wear. It might be because dark washes are super slimming and that non-Gisele legs just look better in dark jeans, but light wash - different story. A little more effort goes into trying on and finding the perfect light wash jeans - especially white jeans. A little trick of mine to get around awkward light wash denim is to go for the distressed versions that offer a little distraction to the eye. Try out distressed boyfriend jeans like in today's post that's little looser than skinny jeans.

3. Neutral Sandals

I'm sure you're reading this like DUH, Krystal. But hey, sometimes I have to state the obvious. Every girl needs a great pair of neutral heels to carry her through spring and summer. The pair that will go with jeans but also dresses. And ones that are easy to wear for long periods of time. I decided my go-to pair this year would be the Splendid Jayla heels, and I can tell you my decision was a really good one - I love this shoe and wear it all of the time!


4. The Classic Crossbody

The classic crossbody is about as essential to your wardrobe as the neutral sandals above. With travel plans on the horizon you need at least one classic crossbody that can be dressed either up or down. It needs to be big enough to hold all of your essentials even when you're traveling too! That's why I'm loving my ZAC Zac Posen Eartha saddle bag. Tons of room and it's very lightweight - meaning the weight on your shoulder is going to be a result of what you put into it!

See more of my Top 4 Basic Wardrobe Pieces in today's full post!



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