The Perfect Fall Cocktail Dress Under $40

The Perfect Fall Cocktail Dress Under $40

This past weekend I celebrated my 30th birthday and like most people I envisioned a big 30th celebration with all of my closest friends and family. We ended up attending a large celebration it just wasn’t a celebration for my 30th birthday. For my 30th birthday, we traveled to Tuscon, Arizona for one of my husband’s friend’s weddings.

It was an absolutely beautiful wedding just not the celebration I expected for this big birthday. The groom is one of my husband, Mike’s closest college friends so it was basically a college reunion for him. When Mike and I began dating it was his last semester of college so while I keep saying it was Mike’s friend’s wedding a few guys in attendance were good friends of mine as well.

I don’t want to complain too much about my 30th birthday being the same day as Mike’s friend’s wedding because this coming weekend we are having the real birthday celebration in New Orleans! The big easy here we come!!!

Anyways, since I knew I was celebrating my birthday at someone’s wedding and I wouldn’t be in control of the night one thing I knew I could control was the outfit that I wore! I wanted to look so extra and fabulous but also comfortable and appropriate for a Tuscon, Arizona wedding.

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Last year my besties Josh and Morgan got married and I wore a super extra, most fabulous dress so clearly, I wanted to replicate something similar to that dress. I went to Rent The Runway because that is where I thought I would find the best deal. I love the Rent The Runway service but I feel like if I have time to actually search and shop I can find much better deals at alternative retailers. I paid $50 dollars to rent a dress that was almost the exact same dress as the one I bought for this wedding for only $40. Moral of the story, deals are out there you just have to be willing to search for them.

Below is the best picture I have of that dress from Rent The Runway, not too evident from this picture but the two dresses are actually very similar!

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Now the best part, the beautiful cocktail dresses for under $40.

 

While I was shopping for a dress to wear as a wedding guest these dresses are perfect for any cocktail attire event in the fall.  All the dresses I purchased are under $40! I still can’t believe these beautiful dresses were so reasonable, such a deal! I think $40 and below is a price point that everyone can afford.

I ended up going with the one sleeve sequin dress because I felt like a bronzed goddess in it BUT I loved ALL THE DRESSES that I purchased. I did a try on session of all of the dresses on my Instagram, if you are interested in seeing the try on session I saved that on my Instagram Highlights under Try On Sessions.

If you are ever in a pinch and need help finding a specific item at a great price, please use me as a resource, I get such a high off finding a deal!

Happy Shopping!

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November Amazon Fashion Haul: Sweaters Under $35

November Amazon Fashion Haul: Sweaters Under $35

New month, new sweaters. That’s a thing right?

Okay, if you have been reading my blog for a while you know one thing, I love Amazon. LOVE LOVE LOVE. It’s just a convenience that I don’t feel like I get from any other website. Whether you are looking for a full sweater outfit or pumpkin-shaped cats toys, it’s all there.

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Sweater Outfit

Not only do I love Amazon for their convenience, but I also love their reliability. Two-day shipping on all prime orders, unheard of from other retailers. Now that we live in California sometimes I even get my orders in one day, it’s crazy.

Two weeks ago I placed a huge order of dresses for a wedding we will be attending this weekend. I frequently shop at this retailer’s brick and mortar but never shop on their website.  The website said the package would arrive in 5 business days but here we are on day 10 and still no package of dresses. You know what company I would never run into that issue with? Amazon.

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Fall Fashion

In prep for cooler temps, I went a bit crazy on new sweaters. I really don’t need new sweaters because 1. I live in Palm Springs and 2. I have a whole closet full but I just lovveeee new, cute clothes. Turns out, I have a shopping problem. Oops.

I did a full try on of all of these sweaters on my Instagram last week and it was the biggest response that I ever got to my stories so you can expect a lot more try ons in my stories. If you have a question what any of these sweaters would look like on a real person, head to the story highlights on my Instagram and its all saved there.


NOTE: The green sweater is marketed as a sweater dress but unless you are a child or under 5 foot then it is NOT A DRESS.

Now let’s get to the sweaters.

All of these sweaters are under $35 and available on Amazon Prime. All images below are shoppable.

-Happy Shopping

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Wooden Watches: This Holidays Must-Have Accessory

I am so excited to announce that I have partnered with JORD Wood Watches for an awesome wood watch giveaway !! I am sure you are like me and have never heard or owned a wooden watch but I am so glad I was introduced to Jord and their awesome wood watches.

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Wood Watch

Let’s be honest, I seldom wear watches because I find most watches too heavy and distracting while I am typing away all day on my computer. Totally not the case with Jord watches, their watches are so lightweight that it makes for a great everyday accessory.

My Jord Watch is my new favorite accessory because it’s so unique but looks great with everything! The wood is so subtle but distinct that it looks great dressed up or with a casual outfit. Jord watches can be worn by itself or with some arm candy, you really can’t go wrong.

My experience with Jord Watches and their customer service has been amazing! I am a very average size girl but for some reason, I have insanely thin wrists, it’s very strange. When I was picking out my new Jord Watch they provided me with everything I needed to ensure the best fit. Once I received the watch there was also additional links to adjust to best fit my wrist.

With the Holidays quickly approaching what better gift to give than a Jord Watch. Why not throw your typical gift card idea out and gift all of your loved ones with this awesome customizable watch. They are the leader in wooden watches with a great variety of men and women’s watches and offer 13 different types of wood that are all completely customizable and engravable.

Now is the fun part!!!  I have partnered with JORD Watches to give away $100 credit towards a unique watch of your choosing (for either you or to gift this holiday season). I have the Cassia series watch and I adore it! Use this link to enter the $100 giveaway and to receive 10% off.  Hurry..contest ends November 18th!

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Women’s Watch


Wooden Wrist Watch

The Perfect Red Lipstick For All Skin Tones

The Perfect Red Lipstick For All Skin Tones

Now that Christmas is right around the corner its the perfect time to update your makeup and start getting ready for holiday parties!!!  What better way to update your makeup than with a perfect red lipstick. I freaking love a bold lip!!! There is something so classy about a clean face with a pop of a bright red lip.

Why do I love bold lips? These shades draw attention to your face, make your teeth look whiter and make your makeup look polished.  Give any of these reds a chance and I swear, it will make you a believer in lipstick.

The Perfect Red Lipstick

A good red lipstick can be tough to find because it often depends on your skin tone. One that looks good online may look awful in the natural light of your home. What you thought was pure red now looks too orange or too pink, too dark or too light.   So to share my love of a bold, red lipstick, I’ve picked out the best shades that would look good on any skin tone and in any lighting!  Just pure, perfect, beautiful RED.

The best thing about lipstick is some of the very best out there come at a price point under $10. Score! I previously posted about the perfect nude lip but now its time to talk all about RED!

Turn heads in these bold shades as I share with you the best red lipsticks that look good on everyone!


All the kisses this holiday season!

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Things I’m Obsessing Over This Week: Wellness Products Worth Trying

Things I’m Obsessing Over This Week: Wellness Products Worth Trying

This past weekend I attended the Wanderlust Wellspring Festival here in Palm Springs, what a fun event! This event is targeted at the greater community of wellness innovators, brands, influencers, and enthusiasts. It was a weekend full of cool workout classes, meditation, insightful talks on the health and wellness industry, the list goes on and on.  The purpose of the event is to connect wellness leaders and enthusiasts, discover the latest products and witness trends taking place in the wellness industry. A wellness event like no other.

I had the opportunity to try out so many amazing products but for the sake of this blog post I narrowed it down to my top 5 favorite products from the Wellspring Festival.

5 Wellness Products Worth Trying

Swisse Vitamins and Supplements

I’ve used their skin nails liquid for a while but this event introduced me to their Swisse Ultiboost Sleep, a sleep support supplement containing magnesium and herbs. One of the key ingredients in this product is valerian, a more natural pure ingredient compared to its melatonin counterpart.  I struggle with sleep, have for many years so I am always on the lookout for an all natural sleep product. The Ultiboost sleep is my new go to and I know how clean the ingredients are so I never have to worry about feeling my body with junk.

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Such a relaxing meditating space

Flow Water

This stuff is so damn good. I am trying to cut back the amount of soda I drink so I am always on the lookout for new delicious drinks and this one is a winner. It is a supernatural, delicious alkaline water that has the right amount of sweetness. I suffer from really bad acid reflux and the one thing that has completely helped all of my symptoms is alkaline water. So not only is Flow Water delicious but it also is really helping my acid reflux symptoms.

My Favorite: Strawberry and Rose Flavored

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Flow Alkaline Spring Water is for sure my new go-to water

Bulletproof Coffee

I have read the reviews on Bulletproof Coffee but never took the time to invest in the product. I was given a few boxes of bulletproof coffee at the event and I’m a believer. I think a lot of people are scared of bulletproof coffee because of its high-fat content but it is a meal replacement that will absolutely keep you full until lunch. Not only does it keep you feeling full but it also helps your brain stay focused throughout the day, win, win, win.

My Favorite: Orignal Coldbrew Plue Collagen Protein

RX Bar

I hate eggs, I wish I loved them because I know the health benefits they contain but seriously since I was a little teeny tiny kid I have always hated eggs. When you see RX bar at the store one of the first ingredients on the label is eggs, for that reason alone I have always been so wary of this product. BUT! I finally tried RX bar over the weekend and I am a believer! YUMMMM!!! I tried a ton of different varieties of this bar but the one I fell in love with and will be purchasing ASAP is the Chocolate Sea Salt, SO. DANG. GOOD!

Purely Elizabeth

Okay, this is not a new product to me but I saw the represented over the weekend and just had to give a huge shout out to them because I love their product. I first discovered their product last year when I was on a grain free diet. My favorite breakfast is yogurt with granola and I was really struggling to find a grain-free granola at a good price point and then  I discovered Purely Elizabeth. Since discovering this brand I have tried a majority of their products, my all time favorite is The Purely Elizabeth Probiotic Gluten Free Granola, Chocolate Sea Salt. I didn’t realize I loved Chocolate Sea Salt so much but apparently, I have a type.

I love that I live in Palm Springs and have the opportunity to attend such cool events like this one. Thanks so much to Swisse Vitamins and Supplements for having me, I had such a blast and can’t wait to go back next year!

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