Rubbing Oil on your Face? This Face Wash is a Miracle.

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This is NOT a sponsored post.

We’ve been told since day one that we shouldn’t use face products with oil in them, so saying that I have found a face wash that is an oil sounds crazy, right?

You rub oil all over your dry face, then you get your face wet, and wash it off.

When you run your hand over your skin it feels clean, like you washed it with a soap. It doesn’t leave your skin oily or greasy at all. I know you’re probably skeptical, after all, I have naturally dry skin, a little extra oil might be a good thing. I understand why you feel this way, because that’s why I decided to buy it in the first place. The thing is, my mother has oily skin and she borrowed it to try and guess what? It works just the same on her.  Continue reading

OOTD: The Bloom Effect.

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( Top: LOFT // Skirt: Target // Shoes: Marc Jacob // Sunglasses: LOFT // Earrings: Silpada)

Yesterday was a good day that consisted of church, fresh hamburgers, a long walk in the park with a good friend, and cleaning out my dresser.

I have a fair amount of clothes, some are years old, others are new additions. I clean out my wardrobe enough that I don’t have anything in it that isn’t my style. I don’t have anything in it that I wouldn’t wear. Which is great, it’s what I’m supposed to have, but since I have failed at minimalism, sometimes I lose items in the back of the drawer and don’t wear them for an entire season. It’s not that I don’t like them it’s just I forget I own them.

I’ve figured out how to work around this when it comes to my hanging clothes (obviously not a problem here) and my t-shirts (I roll them instead of fold them), but I can’t figure out how to do it with sweaters. My drawer is deep so I can’t roll them because I’d have to double layer them which would lead to the same problem as now. Does anyone have any good advice? The seasons are changing, but next year I’d like to wear all my clothes!

OOTD: The Dress of my Dreams

IMG_4802( Dress: Anthropologie // Sandals: Target // Earrings: Gift)

Do you ever find a item of clothing that you love with everything in you… but then you look at the price and are reminded why you never go into that store to begin with. It happens about every time I walk into Anthropologie. I love, love, love the store, but I can’t really afford it. But I go in anyways, and this time I was in luck, because I was armed with small gift card and graced with a sweet sales lady who let me use my birthday month discount even though it was the month after my birthday month.

It was still more than I should spent, and as I swiped my card I had second thoughts. Yet I brought it home and when I put it on for the first time I realized that I had a great piece that I probably would always be in love with. I wore it to a business meeting and I’ll wear it to go get dinner with the girls. So maybe I didn’t make such a bad choice after all. After all everyone’s all about the slow fashion movement now and making bigger purchases that will last. Maybe it’s time for me to completely get on board with that.

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OOTD: What You Wear when it’s 72 in December

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(Jeans: Forever 21 // Boots: Kenneth Cole // Top: Banana Republic

Everyone around me is really bummed about this warm weather around Christmas but I’m in love. I hate the cold and always have, I dread winter, one of the many reasons I love the south. And while it was weird to get my Christmas tree in short sleeves I will say I love being able to walk around comfortably to look at the Christmas lights outside. (We have a little magnolia tree outside our house that I decorated and it looks so good I’ll have to do it next year as well.) Plus, it’s already really really rare for us to get a white Christmas, even if the weather had been colder we probably wouldn’t of had one, so nothing is lost.

And when it comes to dressing, I’ve always loved wearing tank tops with jeans and boots, but I hardly get to do it because the weather window is really small. So here we go. I should have brought more spring tops home.

Everyday Favorites:

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Hey all, my outfits have been a little all over the place lately because between ceramics class and going to the horse farm I haven’t really been dressing all that great. But I figured in my outfit posts I normally don’t highlight accessories.

I mentioned this watch in a post about my favorite jewelry– it’s still in my line up daily. I love it so much it’s worth bringing up twice. It’s a Daniel Wellington watch and even though it’s a women’s it still has a bigger face, which I love, and of course, it’s beautiful with it simplicity. I couldn’t find a knock off with the same look so I went for the big ticket item and let me tell you, it’s worth every penny. I wear silver jewelry so I went for that clock face and I live in a brown leather belt and brown leather boots, so the strap had to fit in as well. Here’s Daniel Wellington’s Site.

Lancome Midnight Rose has been my only signature scent… ever. I’m really picky wit h scents, not because I don’t like them (I love them) but because when it comes to wearing one you have to find one that you want to be associated with. You know how scent triggers memory? How you can pick out which one your grandmother wore years after she passed? If someone gets a whiff of this perfume a year or two from now and think “oh that smells like Anna, doesn’t it?” I would be trilled. I want this scent to be something that people match with me. My friends have learned that I’m picky about this and that if you’re buying me Bath and Body Works you best just stick with the candles. Linking a perfume feels silly because you can’t smell it but here’s a place to purchase it.