Headband Knot Tutorial

Super easy tutorial and a great style for the summer! Find my headwrap here:  


Alluring Nautical

Yall know I can't let summer go by without bringing you some nautical love.  I love love love this look. It's so me and it's comfortable.  Navy is my summertime black.  You can pair it with so many different colors, but I decided to keep it super simple and just do navy and beige.


Fabulous Cheap Skincare Products

fabulous cheap skincare products

Skin care is super important to me. I plan on preserving it for as long as I can, but I do know that skin care is pricey.  My last skin care post (you can find here) had a lot of my favorites, but I know they were on the pricier side.  Today, I am going to give you some of my favorite skincare products that are on the cheaper side.  Some of you may want to know if I use the other products, when do I have time to use these. Honestly, I tend to bring my cheaper products with me when I travel. If TSA throws any of my expensive products away we might have to fight (just kidding - please don't send that to them LOL).  Also when traveling, I don't want to lose anything or leave something behind.  I feel like I travel for about 45- 60 days out of the year (that sounds crazy, but I do) and it has given me a lot of opportunities to get acquainted with a lot of drugstore/big box retailer brands.  Now let's get into my favs and why I love them:


Fab Look for Less: My $40 Dress

I hear all the time, I need affordable options for my closet and that my clothes are too expensive.  Welp, a good old newsflash is that I rarely pay retail for anything, I find a coupon online at sites like RetailMeNot, and I am patient enough to search. I can spend up to 3 hours a week just searching for clothing, noting sales, and looking through clearance sections.  It's my job, but I also want a good deal too.  Below is a collection that I check all the time to see what new pieces have been released and what's on clearance.


3 Graduation Looks That Will Look Great Under Your Gap & Gown

It's graduation season, and they are happening by the boatloads.  I have had a few readers inquire about what to wear under their cap and gown.  My last graduation was for my masters in 2007 (pictured at the bottom).  I wore a fit and flared black dress from Banana Republic.  I remember loving this dress, but now looking back, I wish I would have worn something with some color.  I think the contrast of the gown with the color looks a bit better.  You can never go wrong with black, but a splash of color would have been nice.


6 Summer Maxi's You will Love

We are quickly approaching maxi dress season, so I figured a round up a few maxi dresses that can get your summer maxi closet all the way together.   I got this dress in a size 20 from Eloquii.  You can find it here.  I probably should have sized down to an 18 or even a 16.  It was big on me and I'm not quite sure why, but it was.  I'm going to project that it fits on the big size.  You can find a similar stripped clutch here.  Find some additional selects at the bottom of the page.  


Where You'll Find Your Next Spring Dress - Paid for by Macy’s and Refinery29

I am an official ATLien again, and upon my arrival, spring has sprung. Macy’s has all the spring dresses you could dream up! I'm especially loving the City Chic collection at Macy's. I picked up three amazing dresses including this white dress. It seems like the perfect dress to drink Mint Juleps in. I don't drink Mint Juleps, but if I did, I would drink them in this Must Have Dress. I paired this look with wide brim hat & sandals to complete the look.