As you know (or DO you?), I am on a shopping hiatus for the month of August. Which has become less painful by the fact that I had a birthday and have been able to guiltlessly shop via gift cards and various cash that comes in birthday cards (thanks Grammie!) This sounds like cheating, doesn’t it? I’ve been sort of non shopping with gifted money and the dress you see above was one of my purchases. I loved it so much I bought it in stripes as well. And the chevron necklace (okay, and an elephant necklace, too…) made it into my cart as well. You can make a gift card stretch in Target, people! I guess I’m saying that I am obsessed with wearing the same dress in two different patterns every single day, which if you are a friend of mine nearby you will notice pretty fast. I re-wear things a lot if I love them.
Let’s pretend for one second that my hair texture in the above picture isn’t a hot mess, okay? I went to playgroup before these pictures and had not really done my hair beyond my little braid and, I mean…do you always have perfectly smooth hair? Please say no.
Lately I have been loving little baby braids for quick styling. I tend to middle part 90% of the time, so doing a deep side part and braiding the annoying front section that I tend to tuck behind my ears is a perfect solution for me. I have also since bought some mini clear elastics to secure the end, as using a massive one meant for my daughter’s luscious curls does not work on this thin haired mama.
My mama came to visit me a couple of weeks ago and brought up some samples she had gotten and didn’t want (score!) I have seen numerous presentations from It Cosmetics on QVC and have always been intrigued by the under eye concealer. This concealer is pretty thick and you have to use a lot less than you think, but it covered the darkness under my eyes and had a nice, thick consistency. I have heard that this can be used all over the face, but it is very heavy and I think my skin would break out if I did that. I am going to keep using this until the sample runs out and I’m debating purchasing this kit and reviewing it for you all and let you know how it works, ‘kay?
Loving this chevron poncho and polka dot jeans combo. More to come on this later this week!
P.S. Use the code jackielove25 for 25% off all orders at Avery Lane Boutique (get the poncho..I swear, it is delicious!)
Currently (and always!) obsessed with these little people who follow me wherever I go and are my photo shoot warriors. Climbing hills and whipping each other with branches…love them.
Tell me, how was YOUR weekend? We visited a possible location for our vow renewal next year. I really want to do a barefoot on the beach thing, but learned about a mountain top location via chair lifts….intriguing, right?