Stars + Flares
2.24.2017

Long flare jeans, western belt, star top
Stars
Long flare jeans by McGuire Denim
Star print top
High-waisted flare jeans
Lace-up star top
Flares jeans with a star print top
Star top
Similar Tops here & here  |  Flares (more options here & here)  |  Bag  |  Belt
 Similar Ankle Boots  |  Lips ('adorable')

HAPPY FRIDAY!!!

For being a short week it sure felt awfully long. We don't have many plans this weekend so I'm really looking forward to laying low... cleaning, working out, photographing some outfits, sleeping. All that amazing, boring stuff. I sound so old...

This top is probably one of my favorite Forever 21 finds ever because I've gotten to wear it so much, and it's just so stinkin cute (also worn here)! They restocked it in a couple of very similar versions here and here.

Have a fabulous weekend babes! xo

At-Home Spa Day
2.22.2017

At-home spa day / Ice rolling reduces puffiness and redness
What you need for an at-home spa treatment

Two of my main goals for this year are to pamper my skin more and to reduce my stress and anxiety. One step I'm taking to meet these goals is to set aside a little bit of time each week to treat myself to a relaxing mini spa experience at home. Not only is it healthy for your skin, but it's also healthy to have a little "me" time, am I right??

SO, I thought I would share a few products that I love for pampering my skin and having an at-home spa day!


Affordable beauty products to de-puff and brighten the skin

I have several face masks (I shared my favorites in this post), but my most used is the exfoliating treatment mask by Tula. I swear it tightens your pores and evens out the skin! You can use code 'shop20' for 20% off and free shipping sitewide at Tula. 

I recently purchased this ice roller and not only does it feel so incredibly soothing, but it also helps to reduce puffiness and redness! I first read about ice rollers in this Skinny Confidential post and now that I have one I'm hooked!

I also love to use eye masks. Most of them are pretty expensive, but I read good reviews on these and they're crazy affordable. While I'm sure they're not top of the line, they do help to sooth and brighten my delicate under-eye area and feel so nice and moisturizing.


Products for the perfect at-home spa day
Ama.la organic, plant-based skincare products

Ama.la is a new-to-me organic plant-based skincare brand that I'm absolutely loving. They sent me these products to try and I've used them every single day since because my skin has been so soft! They're lightweight, moisturizing, and perfect for sensitive skin. I have the purifying gel moisturizer and the hydrating eye treatment and have been using them every morning.

I've also been drinking liquid chlorophyll (not to be confused with chloroform 😹) and my skin has been really clear lately so I'm keeping with it! It's said to help detox the body, reduce inflammation, and help with acne (among many other things). I add about a teaspoon of this one to 8-10oz. of water, but I purchase it at my local health food store as it's cheaper there.

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Hopefully this gave you a little bit of inspiration to pamper yourself this weekend! I'm already noticing a big difference in my skin since adding more hydrating and anti-aging products into the mix, rather than just acne-fighting products. I got a facial and laser treatment (that preventatively targets dark spots and wrinkling under the surface) last weekend and my skin is glowing like never before, so I think I need to schedule one of those more often! I'm also planning to do a microdermabrasion treatment later this spring and I'll be sure to share my experience with you!

Products used:
exfoliating treatment mask
ice roller
collagen under-eye masks
purifying gel moisturizer
hydrating eye treatment
liquid chlorophyll    

Favorite Workout Wear Finds
2.20.2017

Workout outfit
sports bra crop top
cute workout outfit
workout attire
workout attire
workout wear finds
sports bra and leggings with mesh panels
mesh sports bra top
Bra Top (c/o)  |  Leggings (c/o)  |  Jacket (c/o Shopbop)  |  Sunglasses (c/o Shopbop)  |  Sneakers

I've been working out a lot more lately, so I've been purchasing a lot more workout clothes (I honestly needed more to keep up with laundry 😂)! Luckily, there is so much cute workout gear out there right now and I thought I would share some favorite finds with you! 

I received a few pieces by Gottex Sport and I LOVE them! I've worn these leggings so many times in the past few weeks and they're so cute and flattering. A couple of other brands I'm loving... I ordered some workout leggings from Abercrombie (strange but true), and they're so cute and stay put perfectly. I also have so much workout apparel in my Shopbop cart! Here are lots more of my picks below...

Bottoms


Tops


Jackets


Sports Bras


Bags

Wishing for Spring
2.14.2017

feminine spring outfit idea
white off-shoulder top
lace off-the-shoulder top for spring
feminine lace top with ripped jeans
lace off-shoulder top
wishing for spring | love, lenore
spring outfit idea
spring off-shoulder top
white lace off-the-shoulder top
Top (c/o)  |  Jeans  |  Heels  |  Earrings (c/o)  |  Lipstick ('matte naked')

On Saturday we had the craziest 75 degree day and it was the most amazing thing in the middle of February! I took the opportunity to shoot this pretty spring top since spring is [hopefully] right around the corner and of course I'm already thinking ahead with outfit ideas and things I want to buy!

Since this top is quite feminine, I decided to 'tone it down' with ripped jeans, and loved the juxtaposition of the two.

**Edit: When I published this post this morning I totally wasn't thinking about it being Valentine's Day, but Happy VDay girls! Do you have any special plans?? Trey and I are keeping it more low-key this year and just going out tonight for sushi and drinks. I'm so excited for a little date night :) Last year we did a fancy weekend getaway and dressed up and gave each other nice gifts, but with our home reno projects coming up we were both completely content with a date night and the chance to spend some time together! 

Transitional
2.13.2017

cardigan + graphic tee
casual transitional outfit: ripped jeans, band tee, cardigan
band tee and a cardigan
casual outfit with ripped jeans
distressed Levi's jeans
black wool wide brim hat
gray cardigan with a graphic tee, jeans, and hat
Cardigan  | Similar Tees here & hereJeans (c/o Shopbop) |  Ankle Boots  |  Hat  |  Lipstick ('matte naked')

We had the most perfect weather on Saturday and it was giving me liiiifffeee. February in Missouri is typically pretty bleak, but we're supposed to have nice weather all week. I'm trying not to get my hopes up for an early spring, but of course I'm pretty happy to have a break from the cold. I am not a winter gal!

For transitioning from season to season, I've found that light layers are key! I picked up this simple cardigan from H&M over the holidays, but have finally been wearing it the past couple of weeks to layer over tees and tanks.  

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