Tuesday, May 24, 2016

5 Things I'll Never Be Without This Summer

LToday I’m sharing the the five things I'lll never be without this summer as a sponsored series for Socialstars™ #HawaiianTropicCrowd.

Dress (40% off!)  |  Booties  |  Sunglasses  |  Bag  | Sunscreen

This will be a very busy summer for Brandon and I. We both have the most hectic schedules ever with work and travel. Let’s just say we’ll be taking things day by day. Here are five things that I’ll always have with me this summer to help make life a little easier.

1. Aviators
Aviators are my go-to sunglasses. I owe 5-6 pair that I wear almost everyday. You’ll NEVER find me without them. They’re my must-haves when I don’t want to wear makeup or to protect my face from the sun.

2. Fresh Flowers
There’s something about fresh flowers that make me happy and help keep me sane. After a busy day at work, there is nothing more refreshing that a bouquet of fresh flowers on my kitchen table.

A few years ago, I started getting serious about my skin. No one likes wrinkles or sunburns, so I always carry sunscreen with me. My favorite is the new Hawaiian Tropic Silk Hydration Weightless Lotion because it goes on so smooth leaving my skin feeling pampered and protected—no greasy residue. Hawaiian Tropic is the only indulgent sun care brand offering products with island inspired fragrances to ignite your senses. It smells so incredibly good. Warning: It will make you want to be on a beach.  Want to win an indulgent getaway for two to a tropical destination? Find out how below with the #MyAlohaMoment sweeps.

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4. Effortless Dresses
The easiest thing for me to throw on in the summer is a simple and effortless dress. I’ve been stocking up on them. This one is currently 40% off making it under $50! I love wearing them with sneakers, booties or sandals. It makes getting dressed in the morning easy and efficient.

5. Cross-Body Bags

I’m constantly on my phone on email or my hands are full of bags, racks of clothing or samples for our home building and renovation clients which means having a cross-body bag I can toss on to carry my essentials in a must!

Monday, May 23, 2016

Bandana Necktie

Jacket  |  Dress (more sizes here and here)  |  Bag  |  Bandana  |  Sunglasses (less expensive but identical version here)  |  Sneakers

I've been a wee bit MIA this past week. It has been so hectic at my day job and with Oakstone Homes—we are swamped with home building and renovations right now which is so exciting but CRAZY! This week at Meredith I have four new interns starting and my boss took another job so my day job is quite wild right now.  Lately with my busy schedule I've been reaching for basics including: easy dresses, lots of denim, comfy sneakers and of course my aviators. What do you reach for when you're busy?

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

My Favorite Workout Partner

This post is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group® and Dove, but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia #pmgdove #DovePartner #EssentialUpgrade http://my-disclosur.es/OBsstV

Summer is right around the corner and Dash and I can't spend enough time outside going on walks, playing fetch and getting some serious exercise in. Today I'm partnering with Dove to tell you all about their Dove Advanced Care Antiperspirant and how it's helping me stay confident this season. 

When we head to the gym or out to the lake, I never leave the house without four things: my headphones, water bottle, a granola bar and my Dove Advanced Care Antiperspirant in Rebalance. It smells so good! There's nothing I hate worse that feeling like my armpits are smelly and gross.

Perfect underarms are more than just odor and wetness control. Did you know that 92% of women care about how their underarms looks when they're exposed? I am part of that percentage. Dove Advanced Care Antiperspirant allows you to upgrade your beauty routine by making your underarms apart of your body you don't worry about showing off—just in time for sleeveless tops!  It offers 48-hours of odor and wetness protection, plus the added skin care benefits of its NutriumMoisture formula which leaves my underarms feeling so soft and smooth. So if you're like most women and choose deodorant 10x more than eyeliner, you should definitely improve your morning beauty routine to Dove Advanced Care Antiperspirant for an underarm experience like none other.