Fall Wardrobe Must Haves: The Ultimate Guide

You guys!  Today I am so excited to share with you the ultimate shopping guide for your Fall wardrobe!  With the seasons transitioning around us, I’ve put together my favorite (and some of the easiest!) trends for the upcoming Fall season, complete with lots of inspirational items (most of which are under $100!!) to help make your transition from Summer to Fall nice and easy.  So enjoy this list of must haves, let me know if you have any questions, and happy shopping!!
Fall Must Haves: Leopard Bag1. | 2. (this one is at the top of my wishlist!)  | 3.  | 4.  | 5.  | 6.  | 7.  | 8.  
Fall Must Haves: Graphic Tee
1. (on sale!) | 2. (on sale!) | 3.  | 4.  | 5.  | 6.  | 7.  | 8.  
Fall Must Haves: Destroyed Black Skinnies
1. (under $40!)  | 2.  | 3.  (under $50) | 4. (my favorite!)  | 5.  | 6.  
Fall Must Have: Floppy Hat
1.  | 2.  | 3.  | 4.  | 5.  | 6.  | 7.
Fall Must Haves: Faux Leather Jacket
1. (I own this jacket and it is my FAVORITE!)  | 2.  | 3.  | 4.  
Fall Must Haves: Statement Pumps
1.  | 2.  | 3. (my faves!)  | 4. (really comfy)  | 5.  | 6.  | 7.  | 8. (love the red version)  | 9.  
Fall Must Haves: Bold Lipstick
1.  | 2.  | 3.  | 4.  | 5.  | 6.  
Fall Must Haves: Cognac Booties
1. (under $100!)  | 2.  | 3.  | 4. (under $55!)  | 5.  | 6. (under$100!)  | 7.  | 8.  (under$100!) 
 
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Labor Day Sale Round Up

 YOU GUYS!  There are so many ah-mazing sales going on this weekend!  And even though I hate to see summer go, I am pretty darn excited for fall fashion and shopping!  Below are some of my favorite picks (that are all incredible deals this weekend!) and also direct links and savings codes to all of the good sales going on right now. Happy weekend and you’re welcome!
JCrew Labor Day Sale
Kendra Scott Labor Day Sale
Bloomingdales Labor Day Sale
Happy shopping, dolls!

Macy’s One Day Sale!

Macy's One Day Sale!
Just a few of the amazing markdowns I’m swooning over from the Macy’s One Day Sale going on today and tomorrow.  There are so many fantastic things at such great prices,  you’ll want to be sure to stop into your local Macy’s or check out all the fantastic deals online!  Oh, and you’re welcome.  🙂
Happy Friday, dolls!

Merle Norman Draper

YOU GUYS!  I have been dying to talk about the amazing day I had at the Merle Normal Boutique and Spa in Draper, Utah a couple of weeks ago.  I was of course thrilled when they invited me in for a facial and makeover, but I was not even close to prepared for the absolutely amazing experience I would have during my visit, how much I would love their little boutique, and how in love I now am with Merle Norman product!  If you live in Utah, you must go in and see them.  They offer FREE express facials and FREE makeovers-and really it is heavenly.  And while I normally don’t love the way other people do my makeup (weird, I know), when Chelsee was done with me, I was beyond giddy with the results.  So Utah girls, be sure to stop in and see them!  Below are some photos from my amazing visit and my favorite products that  Chelsee used on me (which are all now staples in my daily beauty routine!)…

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 Photos: iPhone snaps

Now onto the good stuff…THE PRODUCT!  I am pretty set in my makeup routine, so it takes a lot for me to switch up products.  But after Chelsee worked her magic on me, there were a few items that I knew were going to be staples in my everyday makeup routine, and so I wanted to share them with you guys!

1.  Liquid Shimmer:  This stuff is AH-mazing!  It’s my favorite highlighter that I’ve tried.  It goes on silky smooth and gives you that amazing candlelight glow.  Plus it looks great applied over your eyeshadow with a brush.  LOVE this stuff!

2.  Purely Mineral Makeup (in shade L10):  This stuff is like a dream!  The L10 shade gives you just a tiny bit of coverage and a tiny bit of shimmer.  I wear it over my foundation as a setting powder and it gives me the perfect amount of glow-plus it helps my makeup stay put all day.

3.  Lip Pencil Plus: I can’t say enough about this one.  I mean really, a lipstick on one end and a liner on the other?  Talk about convenience!  I have actually used this stuff for years and it’s a great go-to product.  Plus the lipstick is super hydrating, comfortable (a MUST for me), and really long lasting!

If you aren’t in Utah, be sure to stop into your local Merle Norman to check out their great products, or visit them online.  And if you are in Utah, then make sure you go and see Chelsee and the team for your FREE makeover and express facial!  I promise, you won’t be disappointed!

Merle Norman Draper

213 East 123000 South

Draper, UT

You can also check them out on Instagram, and Facebook.

Happy Friday lovelies!!!

DownEast Guest Stylist

I am honored to be the guest stylist over at DownEast this month.  And if you aren’t familiar with DownEast-then you are missing out! They are a Utah based company that has super cute, affordable clothing for women (and girls!).  They are expanding rapidly and I have been a HUGE fan of theirs since I moved to Utah a few years ago.  So I am thrilled to have the opportunity to be working with them and sharing their fantastic fashion with all of you!  Today’s post is a look I put together for the DownEast blog inspired by my favorite dress from their June collection-and it is seriously swoon worthy (AND under $50!)! Be sure to head over to DownEast to see more of my favorite picks from their current catalog and to shop their entire Summer line!

 

 

1.  Floppy Hat |  2.  YSL Lipstick |  3.  Clutch |  4.  Gold Cuff |  5.  Wedges |  6.  DownEast Take Notes Dress (under $50!!)

Happy Friday!!!!

 

 

Black And White

Black And White
Hat | Dress | Earrings | White Bag (on sale!!!) | Clutch | Color Block Heels | Bikini: top, bottom (both on sale!)) | Necklace (I have the white version and am obsessed!) | Zip Heels (most comfortable shoes ever, LOVE them and they are under $100!) | Shorts
I am LOVING the black and white trend right now.  Not only is it incredibly chic, but it feels so fresh and so crisp for the summer season.  And so today, I wanted to share with you a few of my favorite black and white items!  Happy Friday!!

Spring Must-Haves (for your feet!)

Before I became an Executive with Macy’s, I was a Senior Footwear Buyer at both Sundance Catalog and Overstock.com.  So it should come as no surprise that I really (I mean really) LOVE shoes!  And so today, because footwear is off the chain this spring, I wanted to share my favorite (and affordable!) picks of the season with all of you…Spring Shoes
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Happy hump day, dolls!  And happy shoe shopping!

Spring Beauty Essentials

One thing I love about a change in season, is the chance to freshen up my beauty routine.  And because I am so enamored with the below products, today I thought I would share my current beauty must-have with all of you…
Spring Beauty Essentials
1.  Bare Minerals BB Primer: this stuff is AWESOME! I am a huge fan of primers and have tried all of the cult favorites, but this is by far the best.  It goes on silky smooth, has a slight tint to even out blemishes and redness, I no longer get oily in my t-zone after a few hours (like I do with every other primer I’ve tried), and, of course, it has all the benefits of a BB Cream!
2.  Bare Escentuals Pressed Powder:   I have been a fan of the loose powder for years, and was super excited when they launched the pressed.  However, I was initially turned off by the fact that the colors weren’t interchangeable with the loose, and by the fact that it didn’t get rave reviews right away.  However, my favorite Bare rep got me to try it a couple of months ago and I’m hooked!  Initially, you do have to be aware of the difference in application (it goes on a little heavier than the loose if you aren’t careful), but once you get it down, it’s super easy and natural looking.  PLUS no more mess all over the bathroom counter!
3.  NARS Orgasm Blush: I use this year round.  Hands down my favorite blush and works with just about any skin tone.  If you haven’t tried this, you must-it’s a staple in my beauty bag.
4. Bare Minerals Moxie Lipstick in Fly High:  I always gravitate towards YSL and MAC lipsticks, but when I saw a photo of my favorite blogger, Julia, from Gal Meets Glam, wearing this color during NY Fashion week, I HAD to try it.  And am SO glad I did!  The color is the perfect shade of pink for Spring, and it is super comfy and long lasting-in fact, it reminds me a bit of a gloss.  LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this stuff!
5.  Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick in Apricot:  Another tried and true favorite that I have been wearing for years. In the summer I wear the bronze, but in the spring, the Apricot is the perfect amount of warmth and glow and looks great layered with Orgasm.
6.  Urban Decay 24/7 Eyeliner:  BEST.  EYELINER.  EVER.  I recommend this to everyone, and everyone who tires it is hooked.  Super easy to apply, doesn’t smudge (I can wear it without any touch-ups all day long), and yet, it super easy to remove.  I guess you could say it’s easy on the eyes in more than one way!
7. MAC Prep+Prime Translucent Finishing Power:  After constantly reading about this product, I recently decided to give it a test drive.  And the verdict?  It’s fantastic!  It is the perfect setting powder, gives my makeup a perfectly finished look, and reduces the look of fine lines and pores.  I think it’s safe to say I’m hooked!
8.  Urban Decay Make Up Setting Spray:  Another tried and true favorite in my beauty routine.  Now that I’ve used it, I can’t go without it.  And let me just tell you, all make up sprays are definitely not created equal.  So if you are in the market, this is the one.  Trust me, try it and you’ll be hooked.
Thanks so much for stopping by!  And please don’t hesitate to let me know if you have any questions about the above products!

Macy’s Friends and Family Sale

I LOVE the semi-annual Macy’s Friends and Family sale!  It’s a great time to pick up those designer brands we all love (that never seem to go on sale) for 25% off! Below are a few things I have my eye on, but there are a lot of great deals to be had. So be sure to stop by your local Macy’s or check out the sale online.  Happy shopping!Macy's Friends and Family Sale
Happy hump day, dolls!

L’eggs Sweepstakes!

Do you guys remember L’eggs when they were sold in the iconic egg packaging?  I know I sure do. And because I always thought of them as an ’80’s staple, I was surprised (and excited!) when they contacted me and asked me to be a part of their 40th birthday celebration and re-launch of their limited edition egg packaging.  Now to be totally honest, I have always been on the fence when it comes to pantyhose and tights, and always have been.  But with the popularity of tights and pantyhose over the last year, I figured why not give them a try.  And I have to say-I am SO happy that I did.  Not only are L’eggs totally affordable (and easy to find-check your local drug store!), but they are super comfy with just the right amount of control around the tummy and thighs.  And with all of these in-between temperatures as we transition into warmer weather, they are the perfect accessory if you are anxious to start wearing all of your spring/summer dresses and skirts (like I am!).

In today’s post, I am wearing the sun-tan shade which gave my winter white legs just the right hint of color and smoothed out all of the unevenness caused by those long winter months of nothing but pants.  In fact, when we shot these photos, my hubby didn’t even realize that I was wearing pantyhose.  BUT he did tell me that my legs looked great!  So be sure to check out L’eggs at your local drug store and go here for your chance to win $1,000 cash and a fabulous trip to Las Vegas! GOOD LUCK!!!!!

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LBD: BCBG (sold out), similar (under $50), just ordered this (also under $50)

Vest: H&M (last season), similar

Tassel Necklace: Jeweliq

Monogram Necklace: LOVING this one

Ring: Stella & Dot (sold out), similar

Bracelet: Stella & Dot

Watch: Michael Kors

Sunnies: Karen Walker

Bag: Steve Madden (old), LOVE this

Pumps: Aldo (last season), similar, similar

Hope you all had a wonderful weekend.  Ours was full of rain and cold temperatures which made for lots of naps and catching up around the house.

Here’s to warmer temperatures this week!