J.Crew New Arrivals!


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Good morning!! Hope you all had a snazzy weekend!  I could definitely use another day, but alas off to work I go.  This weekend I stumbled upon some of J.Crew’s New Arrivals.  And let me just say.  I am so ready for warmer temps.  Dare I say even bathing suit weather?! This stripe suit is seriously amazing.

What are your favorites?  Shop all the new arrivals here!  And with code LIGHTENUP you can get 25% of tees, shorts, and swim!

Happy Monday, friends!

Spring Cleaning with Meijer Beauty!


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Good morning!! Hope you all had a fabulous weekend!! It has been quite snowy and cold here the last few days!  This girl has literally been trapped in her house for four days straight.  Needless to say I am going a bit stir crazy.  Reorganizing, cleaning my beauty products, and dreaming of spring is the only way I am getting through these bitter temps.  Here are some of my spring cleaning tips to get you started on the path to a fresh new look for spring!

1. Toss out any expired products, stat!

2. I don’t know about you, but I acquire quite a bit of beauty products that I simply will not use.  I get samples through box subscriptions that are just the wrong color or that I don’t use in my normal skin routine.  Solution: have a trade party! Get a few of your friends together, pop some bubbly, and trade those products for things you will actually use!


3. Take every. single. thing. out of your shower and give it a good scrub.  Then replace it with staples that you will use every time you get in the shower.  I find that I tend to clutter my products and it makes it hard to find what I need to use.  Simplifying can help you to maintain a consistent beauty routine!


4. Trade out seasonal colors and clean those brushes.  Every season I try to dedicate a Saturday afternoon to makeup rotation.  For spring, trade out those reds for pinks and reintroduce your bronzers!  I also try to make sure I have foundations that have SPF in them for those warmer days where I might be outside more often!


5. The final piece I am adding to my mix of spring cleaning, is a consistent night and morning routine.  I am trying to be better about flossing–Hi, Mom!–and now that my 30’s are rapidly approaching–a more consistent anti-aging routine.  You can never start too early? Am I right?!

What are your spring cleaning and beauty tips?  Just a few more weeks, friends! We can do this and let’s refresh our spring beauty routine with Meijer this season!! Head here to take a peek at their beauty book for some beauty tips and money saving coupons!

Happy Monday!

*I was compensated for this post, but all opinions are my own.

Happy Friday!


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Good morning! So… I’m on snow/cold day 3 of the week. A one day work week? I’ll take it! I have gotten so much done this week–including negotiating a summer internship! Which officially puts this girl done with her master’s by December!! I love learning, but I’m ready for a break from tuition checks! Having an official plan in place is making me smile from ear to ear this week! Here’s what else has made me smile this week!

1. ‘The Future is Exciting’ Wine.

2. Swiss Dot Platter.

3. Jo Malone Wild Bluebell.

4. Everyday Pink Bobbi Pin.

5. Christine Roussey Illustration.

6. Leopard Flats.

7. NARS Lipstick.

So what about you all? What made you smile this week?

Have a snazzy weekend, friends!

A Day Off Uniform + A Winner!


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Good morning! Hope you all had a wonderful Valentine’s Day weekend!! I blessedly have today off and let me tell you….it is beyond needed. Today I’m sticking with comfy casual in the hopes of feeling relaxed while also accomplishing my very lengthy to do list!

1. This sweatshirt is a local favorite. Not only is the ice cream amazing, the company who made the sweatshirt, Homage, literally makes the world’s comfiest clothes.

2. NARS lipstick in Schiap.

3. Madewell Cuff.

4. Colorful Tote.

5. Skinny Jeans.

6. Cute Thermos.

7. Chuck Taylors.

Hope you all have an amazing Monday and start to the week!!

Also, a huge congratulations to Erika W. for winning our Thank You Giveaway! Be on the lookout for an email from us later today! Thank you to all who entered!


Grown Up Valentine’s Pinspiration!


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Good morning! My mind is racing with cute ideas for my co-workers and other friends for Valentine’s Day! The problem? I have about one million other things to do this week! Once I stumbled upon some of these simple ideas on Pinterest, however, I was feeling much better.

1. I Like You a ‘Latte’!

2. XOXO Brownies.

3. Caramel Brownies.

4. Donut You Know I Love You?

Eeeek! I love Valentine’s Day!! What other simple, but cute ideas do you have? I’d love to hear ‘em!

Happy Wednesday!

P.S. Don’t forget there’s still time to enter the Thank You Giveaway! Ends Friday!


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