Summer Chambray

We have had a little break from the heat wave here in the SLC the past few days, which prompted me to break out my favorite lightweight summer chambray shirt.  I am a fan of chambray no matter the season, but one of my favorite ways to wear it is back to a full skirt.  And it was the perfect choice for the weather this week.  Especially because it gave me an excuse to wear my favorite wedges.  I seriously can’t get enough of these shoes!  If you are looking for a new pair of wedges this summer, I highly recommend them (linked below).  They also come in black and white!

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Chambray Shirt: JCrew | Skirt: Merle Norman Boutique (Utah), just ordered this (on sale for $16 from JCrew!) | Hat: JCrew | Ring: Kendra Scott | Sunnies: Karen Walker | Bag: Clare Vivier (sold out), LOVE this | Wedges: Guess via DSW (also come in black and white!), also love these

Hope you are all having a wonderful week!  I can’t tell you how HAPPY I am that it is Thursday!!!  The weekend is near, my friends!!!

 

 

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Army Green

I’ve got a thing for army green-no matter the season.  But every year when Fall arrives, it seems to be on with a vengeance in my wardrobe.  Especially if I can wear it with a little leopard. And while I would normally gravitate towards styling this outfit with denim, I wanted to give one of my favorite summer skirts one final hurrah for the season.  And even though the airy gauze and tulle material of this skirt with it’s delicate floral embroidery lends itself incredibly well to warmer weather, I am pleasantly surprised how a little army green and a pop of leopard make it feel perfectly acceptable for the fall season.  And you should see it with a leather jacket!!  Maybe I won’t be putting this one away just yet…

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Jacket: Charlotte Russe (old), LOVE this, similar, similar | T-Shirt: Victoria’s Secret Pink (best tee’s ever) | Skirt: Merle Norman Draper Boutique c/o, similar, similar | Necklaces: Brass Monkey (local boutique), Love Always Couture | Watch: Michael Kors | Sunnies: Karen Walker Number One | Clutch: Michael Kors(last season), this season’s version | Pumps: Nordstrom, LOVE these

Hope you all had a wonderful weekend!  Happy Fall!!!

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!!!