I recently shared my everyday, spring makeup routine over on my Instagram stories (it’s saved to my GLAM InstaStory highlights if you missed it!). I keep receiving lots of direct messages asking about certain makeup I use, which makes me so excited to hear that you all are so interested! It’s been awhile since I’ve shared my current routine here on the blog, so I decided to that I would write up this post that includes all of the products I used in my recent InstaStory makeup tutorial, that way you can refer back to this post at anytime and shop the products that I’m currently using in my daily makeup routine.
Cinco de Mayo is quickly approaching, you guys! Anyone else love this fun holiday?? We typically celebrate at our favorite, local Mexican restaurant with friends, but this year, we’ll be away at a little staycation in Pigeon Forge, TN with Margaritaville Hotel, just the two of us. 🙂 We’re really excited about our little getaway — Stay tuned this weekend and I’ll bring y’all along with us on our trip!
Blogging 101 is back in session!
One of the most common questions that I get when it comes to blogging and social media in general is, “How did you grow your following?” This is such a broad question, and there are so many ways that I could answer it, so I’m happy to be able to finally spill all the *secrets* in this blog post. However, there’s really no secret to it — and I know that may be discouraging to hear — but there is no one way to organically grow your social media following overnight (I wish!).
In this post, I share specific tips from my own personal experience about managing and growing my brand on social media!
I couldn’t shop this amazing sale myself and not share it with y’all … 😉
If you have been following me for any amount of time, you know how in love I am with Marc Fisher shoes — sandals, wedges, boots, booties, espadrilles, you name it! For every pair of Marc Fishers I’ve ever owned (currently counting 11 pairs in my closet right now LOL), I have never been disappointed with the quality, comfort, style or durability. They are truly my favorite brand of shoes to wear throughout all different seasons, and I know that they will never fail me (or you). Most of their price points are between $80-200, but rest assured, you will get more than what you pay for. They are just that good! The way I look at it, I’d rather pay a little more for a good quality, stylish shoe that I will wear 1000 times, rather than 5 pairs of shoes under $30 that may be uncomfortable or may fall apart after one wear.
Good news is that Marc Fisher is having their 20% OFF FRIENDS AND FAMILY SALE right now through April 23rd, so you’ll be able to receive 20% off your entire purchase by using the code SS18 at checkout. BUT, before you start shopping, I’ve got an even better deal for you since you’re a special part of the love ‘n’ labels family …
I’ve teamed up with my friends at Marc Fisher, and they were kind enough to offer my followers and readers a special discount of 25% OFF SITEWIDE!!!
One of the most commonly asked questions I receive (especially as a new season rolls around): “What should I wear to _____ wedding?” Recently, the questions have revolved around what types of dresses to wear to spring weddings, which makes complete sense because April (and especially May) really kicks off the spring wedding season. I thought it would be best for me to compile my top picks for spring wedding attire in one big blog post, that way you can come back to it as needed each time you receive another invite in the mail and will have many options to choose from. (Most of the dresses included in this post could also work for summer weddings as well!)
“I DO” Crew, Last Night Before Mr. Right, Last Fling Before the Ring, Night on the Town Before the Gown, Bach Bash, Kiss the Miss Goodbye, Bride Tribe, Pop the Bubbly – She’s Getting a Hubby!
Can you guess what this post is about? 😉 Today, we’re talking about bachelorette parties, and more importantly, what to wear to them! I’ve recently received so many requests for a post going over all of my tips of what to wear (and perhaps, what not to wear) to a bachelorette party as a bridesmaid or friend of the bride.
I was one of the first ones in my friend group to get married, but I have also been in a few weddings as a bridesmaid as well, so I’ve seen both sides and have some great pointers to share with you all today — what to wear, how to act, what not to do … I’m covering it all!
Late last night, I was sitting on my couch doing some blog work, when all of a sudden I stumbled across something on Instagram that instantly gave me a bitter taste in my mouth and made me feel so discouraged in that moment. All these thoughts started rushing to my mind … “Why not me?” … “I just don’t get it” … “That is so unfair” … “Why am I trying to do things the right way when the people who are doing things the wrong way are getting rewarded and I’m not?” … “I work 12+ hour work days to try and set myself apart & I still am not enough in their eyes” … I could go on, but you get the point.
Thankfully, my moment of comparison lasted only for a few minutes because I’ve already played the comparison game way too many times to count, so I’ve finally learned how to turn all of those negative thoughts about myself into something that wouldn’t tear me down, but possibly just build me back up. (*Disclaimer: I really feel like this moment last night was a God thing because I was just talking last week on my IG stories about comparison, and SO many of you wanted me to write a blog post about how I overcome those struggles. Sooo, HERE WE ARE! He really works in mysterious, yet amazing ways.)
Today, we’re taking it back to the basics, y’all! (and no, I’m not talking about the Ugg boots + Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte kinda #basic 😉 )
Extravagant, unique, out of the box outfits are my JAM … but we all need some good basics in our lives. They are the filler pieces in our wardrobes that never go out of style, the perfect layering options, and of course, the real life everyday “I need to hurry and throw something on before I’m late” go-to pieces that we all reach for time and time again. They’re classics!
Easter is just 10 days away, friends! If you haven’t found your dress yet, today is the day! Just ordered mine. 🙂
I love Easter for so many reasons — it’s one of my favorite holidays, actually! In our family, we have a few special traditions that I love, but one thing I love most is the feeling of the fresh, spring air outside while we’re hunting eggs and taking family photos.
But of course, the main reason I love this holiday is because it’s such a special reminder of Jesus’ love for us. All my life, I’ve been celebrating the meaning of Easter and the resurrection of our Savior, and even after all these years, I can never hold back the tears of joy or chills running down my body each time I hear the story of the empty tomb. (Just typing that out brings tears to my eyes!) He IS risen, indeed!
If you have yet to find the perfect Easter dress for your Sunday morning worship service or your family brunch, have no fear! I’ve always got your back ladies!
If you would have told me two years ago when I walked into @twooldhippies for the first time to snag a souvenir ball cap that I would be partnering with them today, I wouldn’t have believed you for even a second. Two Old Hippies has been at the top of my bucket list of brands to work with since I started this journey so when they reached out to me to work together, you know I was pinching myself to make sure I wasn’t dreaming. God works in amazing ways y’all!
Old enough to have been around when the concept of peace, love and rock n’ roll inspired a generation of free spirits. Young enough to embrace a world community, where generosity, compassion and equality are a way of life. We celebrate living every day.
Before going any further, I want to highly encourage you all to read more about how Two Old Hippies got their start and turned into what it is today — it’s really an inspiring story!