Category Archives: Lifestyle, Fashion + Beauty

Busy Bee Tips + Ideas for Better Mornings + Easier Commutes

Busy Bee Tips + Ideas for Better Mornings + Easier Commutes

In general, I’ve gone into this year with the goal of being more intentional (which I wrote all about here).

And sure, this practice has informed so much of my life for the better, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t still mornings I have to wake up at 5am and rush out of the house in a hurry. So today, I thought I’d share my tips, tricks and ideas for guaranteeing more enjoyable mornings and less stress-filled commutes. x,S

(PS: My bag is from Opelle, and you can shop the rest of my outfit at the bottom of the post)

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Dope Holiday Gift Ideas – 2016

2016 Holiday Gift Guide for Her

It’s that time of year again!

Finding gifts should be easier than ever thanks to online shopping, but I also find having endless options makes it super hard! But we’re just over a month away, so for those of you who don’t know where to start, I put together a little gift guide with some ideas! In all honesty, this guide is full of things on my own wish list, but I hope you find an item that rings true for that special someone on your list.

I may create more guides as I stumble upon awesome finds online, so enjoy and keep your eyes peeled for another guide soon!

My Self-Care + Beauty Routine

Since filming began for my new HGTV show, I’ve had to completely overhaul my self-care routine.

I went from wearing no face makeup, using zero hair products, eating on a regular schedule, and sleeping until I naturally woke up to doing the opposite of all that, literally overnight.

For a few weeks, I went on with my normal regimes without realizing that a new makeup and hair routine, a new sleeping schedule, and essentially a completely different lifestyle would require different self-care. It took me a few breakouts and a few over-tired mornings to clue in, and it took a while to perfect a new system, but I’ve consciously and deliberately struck some balance!

Because more than just beauty, tied into all of this is wellness.

It would be very easy for me — or anyone in my position — to let stress overwhelm me. I’ve now signed on to film another HGTV show (Home To Win, here I come!) but on the flip-side, I’ve had to succumb to a crazy-busy schedule, all while juggling many moving parts, being nimble on my feet, and remaining as fresh, knowledgable and “on” as possible. Not to mention looking rested and fresh-faced.

It’s a lot. And I’m pleased that I enjoy it and can handle it, but that doesn’t mean the lack of sleep, long hours, and far commutes don’t physically take a toll. And when you’re on-camera, anyone and their dog would want to look and feel their best, so that’s what inspired this post.

Today, I’m sharing the products and things I use and do daily to take care of number one and keep me feeling healthy and happy.

x, S

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Sunday Shopping – End of Season Discounts!

It’s raining, it’s pouring, the laptop is calling.

If you’re hankerin’ for some new clothes or accessories, there’s oodles of discounts and end of season sales happening this weekend. Medal is offering up to 30% off with code GOODBUY, Lord + Taylor has up to 20% off with code LTLOVE, Hudson’s Bay is offering $20 off your $175+ purchase with code EXTRA20, and brands from Anthropologie to Nordstrom have all new sales/clearance sections. Here are my fave finds:

  1. Beverlyn Suede Ankle Boot – up to 20% off with code LTLOVE
  2. The Albury CrossBody Bag – up to 30% off with code GOODBUY
  3. C!ao graphic tee – up to 30% off with code GOODBUY
  4. French Quarter Sweater – up to 30% off with code GOODBUY
  5. Indio Sunglasses – up to 30% off with code GOODBUY
  6. Cold Shoulder Jumpsuit
  7. Octavia Tassel Sandal – up to 30% off with code GOODBUY
  8. Denim Duster – up to 30% off with code GOODBUY
  9. Polo Cotton-Blend Cap
  10. Ruffle Wool-Blend Sweater