Wear It Now | No. 1

June 19, 2017

1. river island dress $70 //  3. sam edelman mules $44 // 3. clinique facial sunscreen $26.50
4. free people basket bag $64 // 5. sashi camille earrings $45

I’ve been really obsessing over orange lately– if you saw on Instagram I’ve been sporting my new lip color via Kylie Cosmetics (totally caved and it was worth it.) I got the In Love With The Koko set and am really in love with the shades and the payoff of color and longevity. To be honest, I thought her products wouldn’t really have great payoff but there has to be a reason why they ALL keep selling out. Longest lasting liquid lipstick I’ve EVER used and i love the shades.

Anyways– there’s a bright orange shade in there that doesn’t make my teeth look yellow (YAY) and I’ve been sporting it around with my lighter hair. The combo = looking tan AF and I love the play on contrast. I also bought an orange dress from Target this weekend– HUGE DEAL because I love neutrals. Something about Summer makes me feel a little more daring fashion-wise.  

One thing I do love to see is bold colors being mixed around as it heats up. Orange pairs really well with EMERALD GREEN and a DEEP BLUE.  As I was pulling this WIN together I thought, “Why the hell not mix them ALL together?” With the earrings, dress and shoes, you pretty much can’t go wrong and will look like a Summer babe rocking the hues down the street. I’m super in love. If it gets chilly, throw a trusty denim jacket on and you are set.

P.S. Don’t forget the sunscreen! You don’t want a red hue to counteract with the shade of the dress 😉 I love the oil-free Clinique version for my face and usually use a high SPF spray for my skin.  Your face is super important though, so if you are using makeup be sure to use this first or a BB/CC cream with SPF.

Have a great week ya’ll! Xo, S.

Now Trending: Weave It In

June 14, 2017

now trending: weave it in

If you’re on social media, odds are you’ve definitely seen all of the basket bags poppin’ up on every blogger’s feed from Etsy faves to the Cult Gaia bag in black and tan.

Ok I’m really obsessed with it, SORRY. Because this trend is pretty much feeding my inner beach boho and my body is like YAS bring it on for summertime! Instead of just limiting it to the bags I’ve been seeing, I think this trend should be taken to the next level with ottomans, baskets, bracelets and yep, HATS.

I rounded up a few faves and have linked some inspo images below. Have a great week friends! Xo, S.

via sincerely jules

via sincerely jules

via bambien

via bambien

via a pair and a spare

via a pair and a spare

Color Spotlight: Desert Rose

May 30, 2017

In love with the desert right now– all of the shades. From the cerulean sky at sunset to the orange-hued sands. I’m in love. Sage colored cacti and this rose hue pretty much have my heart though, the inspiration is pretty endless. I want to buy EVERYTHING in this color, so I made a little mood board + palette. 

Hope ya’ll are having a great week so far! Xx, S
 

How To Stay Focused at Work When You’re Sick AF

May 23, 2017

“Normally, I don’t get sick.” – Says every girl who doesn’t get sick and then gets hit with the gnarliest issue ever. Hi, that would be MOI this week. This weekend I got hit with the nastiest stomach bug that morphed in really bad sinus stuff, a fever and all the terrible things we hate about being sick.

If I call in sick, you know it’s bad. I called in sick Monday and slept for most of the day, dreaming about booking events and stressing out if I ordered in product or not. Talk about eye roll and definite need to destress a bit, no? I was back at work yesterday and rolled in with sort of a nasty chip on my shoulder that I was still not ok and didn’t feel motivated to work. I know that’s a sign that your body needs some more rest, but I really just wanted to get in the groove and kick out sick mode.

WHAT GIVES!? Instead of sitting and sulking, I found a bit of my groove and was thinking, “Hey someone should write a blog post on how to basically keep going in life when you’re sick as fuck and working a job, plus a couple freelance gigs.” Yeah, here it is. Because when you freelance, your clients don’t give a shit if you’re sick– thats where things get crazy and I get cranky. Here’s how I power through:

STOCK UP ON LIQUIDS + MAKE TEA YOUR BITCH

My body was like “here’s diarrhea, mucus, plugged ears, a fever, yay! go you! have fun!” Nope, not fun. I lost a TON of liquids and water and my body was sooooooo tired. It’s super important to remember that you get really dehydrated when you’re sick. Eating and drinking doesn’t sound pleasurable when you’re sick, but you need to drink a LOT of water to keep your body going. 

Stocking up and drinking a lot of hot tea also does wonders. I love green tea and add honey to it for sweetness and in good health. I drink it all day and notice a huge difference in how I feel. Plus, inhaling that steam while you sit at your desk will help unclog all your mucus, yay!

POWER NAPS JUST BECAME YOUR BFF

I got to work 15 minutes early yesterday and power napped for 10 in my car. My body and brain really needed that extra ZZZZ’s. If you have a lunch break or a chance to take a break, take a quick 10-15 minute nap to reset. Honestly, I hate power napping until I do it and realize how much it helps! If you’re really fighting how tired you are, this could be the reset you need.

PRIORITIZE + WORK IN SHORT BURSTS

Make a list of what’s on your agenda for the day, prioritize and give yourself a top three. The rest could be doled out to a colleague to help out if it NEEDS to be done. If not, save it for if you’re still feeling up to the task or for the next day when you have more energy. Work will always be there, it’s important to prioritize and tackle what’s necessary first.

I also work in short bursts. I’m super efficient from 8am-12pm and then I hit a lull because I’ve finished all of not most of my work. Sometimes I’ll break it up with a quick 5 minute Pinterest break to refresh my creativity or just break away. I’ll also go for a water break, take a little walk, or read a couple articles for a few minutes to stay in the know. These are actually great day-to-day things to exercise, but when I’m sick my focus is WAY out there, so these breaks help me keep those top three tasks on my radar.

ISOLATE YOURSELF FROM YOUR COLLEAGUES

This sounds really terrible, but it worked wonders for me. We all work int he same office, but I went and sat down the hall and plugged my headphones in. I’m not in the mood to talk when you’re sick. I don’t want you to hear me blowing my nose or coughing and I definitely don’t want to talk to you either (sorry guys.) I ALSO don’t want to get anyone else sick, so I sort of quarantined myself. It worked wonders and I felt like I could get my work done realllll fast.

LISTEN TO YOUR BODY!

If you’re just feeling worse by 2pm, go home. Honestly you’re not helping anyone if you’re putting yourself out of commission for more time. Your health is the most important thing, YES before work. If you feel like shit, take the medicine or do your holistic ritual. Either way, pay attention to your body when you’re sick so you’re not making yourself even more sick. Hydrate and sleep people!

Easy Breezy Summer

April 21, 2017

You guys, I have a serious love/hate relationships with dresses. I hate showing my arms, love showing my legs but can’t have too short of a dress because basically I lift heavy things at work all the time (HELP.) I also really love maxi dresses– but that’s another story.

Anyways, I solved my “hope my ass doesn’t hang out of this dress because I’m tall” problem with THIS amazing long cardigan. I found this dress at one of my favorite retailers, Irene’s Story, and the cardigan was hiding on an Anthropologie sale rack. It’s a super fun way to play with lengths, volume and keep layers light for Spring as we still transition to the warmer months.

If you live by the beach like MOI, you can pair with sandals or just go barefoot. For work, I wear booties and am ready to heat out the door. My curly hair is out and about again here and I’m loooooving the weather right now.

What would you pair with your favorite Flowy spring dress? See more below + shop the look!