Why Your Personal Style Is Important.

I have been eyeing this top in my closet for awhile now. I wasn't quite sure how I wanted to style it, there is so many options. My first thought was to style with a cute pair of trousers and loafers and although the look was cute it just did not reflect me. 

Which is what personal style is all about, wear what makes you feel comfortable and true to yourself. Sometimes when I am struggling with my outfit choices I just combine all of my favorite pieces and it ends up turning out amazing!

Sometimes when you try to dress like someone else it comes off as forced, what better way to know your personal style and to be able to express yourself through clothing.  If you are a little unsure about your personal style I wrote a blog post about that and you can check it out here

 

 

How To Accessorize On A Budget

Many of those who know me personally know that I am the queen of cheap and I always have the inside scoop on saving your coins while remaining stylish. Maybe it's the old broke college student that I used to be in me, because I still  have adapted the habit of looking for deals. 

Don't get me wrong I am def all about the splurge and sometimes impulse buying, because it can be so fun right. I always tend to spend more on things such as denim, jackets, handbags and shoes, these are items that are in constant rotation.

 

Recently I was running some errands in Walmart for my little one and I stumbled down the jewelry aisle. I discovered a gold mine lol no seriously I found some of the cutest, trendiest jewelry items. These statement necklaces were between $10-12 WHAT!! Yes! I can't believe it either. How did I not know that Walmart has some unique finds like so.

I even managed to snag the cutest watch for 7$ Now obviously I know that these pieces weren't made to last. But I could not resist the urge to pic these babies up!

 

Tell me where are your favorite random places to shop?

How To Style A Floral Kimono

Crop tops and kimonos

For the past few weeks, we have been trying to shoot this look. Each time the pictures came out looking horrible, mainly because of the way I was trying to style it which was a basic T- shirt and a pair of denim jeans. The second time I tried to pair it with all black and it just looked horrible.

The way I wanted to style this look was very similar to some of my favorite bloggers but unfortunately, that just did not work for me.

I had to style according to my personal style but also to my body type. For me whenever I wear a loose T-shirt or in this case a loose Kimono I have to wear something fitted with it, or else my close would just look like they don't fit. Which is why opted to wear a crop top because it brought more attention to the kimono rather then the bland top.

This look is also a perfect example of my style uniform which  I spoke about a few weeks ago you can take a look here

I know many of you were confused when I spoke about  the Style Uniform

But for me having a Style Uniform really helps me edit my wardrobe and outfit choices.

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I've had this floral Kimono for a very long time, but it's one of those pieces that you buy, but you never wear. Well luckily it's back in style and I was able to pair it with pieces I love. 

These high waisted Levi jeans were gifted to me by my mom and these jeans are just so perfect to cover up my postpartum chubs and stretch marks. This crop top is so perfect I picked it up at a thrift store a few weeks ago and I have already come up with at least 3x ways I will be styling this top before the summer is over.

 

What is one of your favorite pieces that you can't live without at the moment?

My Summer Skin Care Essentials

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So I have a confession to make. I have a slight obsession with skin care products, like seriously for the sake of not boring you with all of my products, I decided that I would talk about the products that I reach for daily/weekly.

I always find myself down the skin care aisle I love, love face mask. I try to do them at least 2x a week, if it's been a super bad week then I may add a few extra face mask in there. As of recently, I've been working hard to get the super glowy dewy skin. I had no idea how hard this would be I switched up my diet, started exfoliating more but then I came across the Charcoal Detoxifying Mask. 

Charcoal Detoxifying Mask

I came across this while browsing the skin care aisle at Walgreens, I didn't think twice about purchasing it because it cost me about $3.99. I use this stuff 2x a week because most products don't give me the results I want due to me not being consistent. So with consistency, this stuff actually has proven to work. My skin is more hydrated and is a little radiant but has a long way to go before I achieve my end results.

Tea Tree Oil

 Because this stuff is so strong I have a cute little spray bottle, I mix the Tea Tree Oil with a little water and I created my own face toner.  Tea Tree oil is very good for blemishes, plus skin tags. While I was pregnant with my daughter I had a few skin tags which were on my face and I couldn't remove them because obviously, I didn't want to get any more spotting on my face. Luckily the Tea Tree Oil has helped remove those skin tags. Thank GOD!! I hated those things on my face.

Coconut Oil 

Coconut oil is a staple product in our household. We have a jar in the kitchen for cooking, and a jar that we use for skin, and one for hair. I know some of you may think this is too heavy or oily to use on your face. But that's exactly what I need, my skin is really dry especially in the Chicago winter. I've tried a few lighter products but  Coconut Oil has not failed me yet.

 

Garnier Gentle Sulfate- Free Cleanser

This gentle cleanser is my fave at the moment, after washing my face doesn't feel sticky as most soapy products tend to leave my skin. It also doesn't leave my skin feeling super tight and dry, I love that this cleanses my skin without leaving my skin dry.

 

 

What are your current Holy Grail Skin Care Products?