Pineapple Passion

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Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Things I will never tire of seeing on clothes during summer months - flamingos, palm leaves and pineapples. And then you know, there's always my affinity for hoarding rompers, so it was just a matter of time before one of those prints ended up on a romper in my closet. I mean, there's absolutely zero way that I'd pass up a pineapple romper. Did I mention that it's under $20? YEAH. Perfect swim coverup right? I thought so which is why I brought it with me to Miami!

And because the print on this romper is so fun, I also piled on my accessories. I pulled out the floppy hat and layered necklace set as well as my Gigi New York Sag Harbor tote for a day out in the sun at the Thompson Miami Beach.

See the full post and what reversible swimsuit I paired with my pineapple romper! (I'm wearing the medium!)


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Swim Week Suncare w/ CosMedix

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Monday, August 3, 2015

I'm finally starting to recap my Miami trip! And exactly how does one tackle family beach trip in Watercolor and then Miami Swim Week without making the return flight home totally sunburned - especially when you're skin is a light as mine was when you first arrive? In today's post, I'm sharing the products I used to protect my skin and enabled me to go the entire week without one single burn on my face or chest. Before I start though, I just want to revisit the fact that I've already experienced the signs of early skin damage (you can see the post on my first sunspot here), so I've been SO much more careful when it comes to being exposed to the sun. After finding out about CosMedix and the benefits of their new products dedicated to sun protection, I knew that I had found what I'd be packing along in my beach tote.

Take a look into my beach bag and learn more about which CosMedix products saved me during my beach travels in today's full post!



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What's Your Daily Vice?

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Thursday, July 30, 2015

We all have our vices. Mine would be coffee, sleeping in late, wine, SHOPPING. But luckily for me, one of my vices has turned into a rather enjoyable outlet for myself - this blog. (I don't see coffee or wine giving me many career opportunities, but maybe I'm not doing it right?) Anyway, one of my vices has been made even more accessible and affordable through the new DAILY VICE app. Each day, DAILY VICE hosts a 24-hour-only flash sale on items marked down on super sale. And if I've proven anything at all with my recent Nordstrom posts, I LOVE a good deal. And being the deal lover that I am, I have teamed up with DAILY VICE to curate today's sale - what!! For the next 24-hours, you can find my hand-picked ring set for only $38 marked down from $120!

The Star Crawler ring totally steals the show and can be worn by itself or with additional rings which is why I also wanted to include the Roman Numeral ring which is a great ring for pairing with statement pieces. 

Download the DAILY VICE app to get more information and to order the set! And see the full post to get any additional outfit details (it's on sale too!)



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A Letter to My Future Self with Clinique

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Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Today's post is somewhat serious and reflective because Clinique has challenged me to join their #FaceForward campaign and answer the question "If I could give my future self any advice what would it be?" This question would be relatively easy if we were talking about my past self... but my future self? I had to sit down and ask myself some pretty real questions about where I envision myself in the future and what I hope to be doing at certain points in my life.

I've reached a point in my graphic design career where I'm realizing my worth in an entirely different skill set, and I'm getting more and more comfortable (and maybe even looking forward) to the idea of being more involved in the creative process. One could look at this blog and my social media accounts and venture to say that I am, in fact, my own creative director. This blog has become my brand and every decision that I make in terms of content, photo locations, social media interaction - it's all basically creatively branding myself. So what would I tell my future self as a creative director? Instead of writing out a typical list of advice for my future self, I thought I'd make it a little more interactive by "creating" my list through these images!








These top 4 pieces of advice are also things that I try to remind myself every day, but sometimes, they seem to get lost. At the beginning of the year, I filled out a goal sheet for myself that I recently read back over. It was surprising how energizing reading over that small list of goals could be (most of those goals have already been surpassed even)! Leaving little reminders for your future self or even noting where you at now in your goal stages can remind you later of that purpose when you lose sight.

Clinique challenging me to answer their #FaceForward campaign reminded me to continuously set new goals and continue to ask myself where I'd like to be in the future. 

Do you have any affirmations you'd want to tell your future self or past goals that you can be re-inspired by? Be sure to share it on social media using the #FaceForward hashtag, and you can search the hashtag to be inspired by more stories too!

Thank you to Clinique for sponsoring this post and challenging me to set new goals!
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