Thursday, September 27, 2012

Lovely in Lace

I am SOOOOOO in love with lace! I think that it's my favorite of all the trends right now. It's super girly, always pretty and worn the right way it can be timeless. There are very few fabrics with the versatility that lace has. But, with that being said, one step in the wrong direction and you look like a walking version of grandma's old doilies.

You have to be careful with the details. Lace has the potential to be a showstopper but if you're not careful it can sometimes read as dowdy or matronly. My favorite way to freshen it up and modernize it is in a different color (like my dress)or with an unexpected fabric like the knit blazer below. Whether you decide to go full on or add just a touch, I definitely recommend adding a little lace into your wardrobe for the Fall season.

Super Sexy and Super Feminine at the same time!!!

ASOS CURVE Exclusive Peplum Dress in Lace

us.asos.com

$77.61

I love the lace trim detail on this blazer! And it's a nice neutral color that will go with absolutely everything!

Lace Ruffle Knit Blazer

www.maurices.com

$39.00

And a girl can never have enough scarves!

Lace Print Scarf

www.eloquii.com

$33.00

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Sweet Dreams and Colored Jeans

So the colored jeans trend is definitely nothing new. It started early this year in the spring with the pastels, shifted into neons and stonewash for the summer and now finally, FINALLY we've hit a series of shades that I can appreciate. Jewel Tones!!!! We're talking royal blue, deep purple, emerald green, I could go on and on. I'm beyond excited! I let the trend pass by me for season after season but I'm definitely a jewel tones kinda girl. I'm so happy to finally be able to rock them!

Other than these, I've also tried cobalt blue, but I have to say that I am head over heels for this super regal shade of purple (which I loved with the red btw!) You know I'm a dress girl, but I LOVE me some jeans! There is nothing more comfortable than a good pair of jeans and adding color to your denim wardrobe is a nice way to spice up one of the ultimate wardrobe staples. Plus, when you get the right ones they can do amazing things for your tush! I highly recommend you go out and grab a few pairs of your own. Trust me you won't regret it!


Mossimo Plus Size Skinny Jeans

$22.99

www.target.com

P.S. Mine are also from Target, but they're the stretch skinnies from the Pure Energy Line. They're $29.99

I know these aren't colored, but I'm loving the patterns too!

us.asos.com

$60.36

www.forever21.com

$24.80

Monday, September 10, 2012

My Proactiv Journey - Day 30

Hey dolls! Sorry I've been MIA for a little while but I've been super busy! I was house sitting for my mom while she was on vacay so i just haven't had a chance to really sit down at the computer to write anything. Between taking care of two households, three animals and holding down two jobs, this girl is more than a little exhausted. I get tired again just thinking about it! But please forgive me, I'm back for good!

I've been asked about the conclusion of my Proactiv Journey so I figured I'd start there. Here's my pic on Day 30.


So the big question is, is it worth the money? I can definitely see a big difference in my overall skin tone and clarity and there is an obvious improvement with acne but it definitely isn't the miracle product they claim it is.

The biggest pro of all for me is that it works. Like I said, there's an obvious overall difference as far as the acne goes, but it hardly got rid of everything. I still have awful breakouts in areas that the Proactiv just did nothing for that I actually never got before I started using it.

My first and biggest con is that they don't give you nearly enough product. The trial size supply that they give you is a trio set with 2 oz. each bottles of the Cleanser and Toner (Steps 1 & 2) and a 1 oz bottle of the repairing treatment (Step 3) which are intended to last for 30 days. I don't know if I just use too much product but washing my face twice a day, 2 oz only lasted me two weeks. Then they ship you a trio set with 6 oz. each of the cleanser and toner and 3 oz of the treatment which made me a little happier but then I discovered that set was intended to last for thee months. Again, it is slated to last more along the lines of six weeks than three months and then you're stuck for six weeks with no product as they only ship once every three months. My normal bottle of Cetaphil is 8 oz, and even that only normally lasts for two months.

Overall, it works pretty well while you're using it, but I wouldn't say that it works any better than Cetaphil, which you can buy at any drugstore for around $8.00. Also just as an end note, I was warned before I started using it that Proactiv is great while you're using it, but once you stop you're skin goes right back to the way it was. For me, my skin got much, much worse after I stopped using it. It was actually worse than it's ever been. I feel like I'm stuck with the Proactiv now. My last and final word of advice is don't use it, unless you're prepared to use it forever. Again, I'm sure this isn't true of everyone's experience, but it certainly proved true in mine.

Here's my final side by side comparison beginning with Day 1 on the left and ending with Day 30 on the bottom.

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