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Dress: Free People Shoes: TopShop Earrings: BaubleBar Photos: Megan Weaver and Arielle Olfers
Saying goodbye to summer isn’t just about updating your wardrobe it’s also about reminiscing about all the fun adventures. I keep thinking back to the awesome road-trip I took to Austin to pick up Arielle and then our fun trip to Dallas! Seriously, whomever is in charge of Starbucks locations please look into this route. Haha, that part of the trip was brutal. We spent a fun-filled weekend learning all about self-made badasses in the business world. As two inspiring entrepreneurs we walked away with great advice and new friends. Can’t wait to attend the next Flea Style conference!
Also, seasonal wardrobe changes in Houston isn’t really a thing. I mean we are still fighting 85+ degree weather but the humidity is low(er). So my OTK boots and sweaters will stay boxed up until like maybe mid-November, if we’re lucky. Until then it’s transitional wardrobe updates like light layers and booties. So goodbye humid summer heat and hello fall-ish heat!
P.S. Arielle is a badass herself: check out her and her husband’s business VacayBox!
My beauty routine is constantly changing due to season changes, skin blahs, & new trends. But I have always managed to maintain a skin routine; the typical wash face, toner, and moisturize. Clinique kept a girl looking fresh through high school.The most important thing to me has always been to moisturize & hydrate. Drink your water ladies its better than any skin product out there. Here a few of my favorite items in rotation, that also do well under the summer heat.
So Fresh & So Clean: Fresh. It’s amazing and has great natural ingredients. I wasn’t a huge of the Soy Cleanser but the Rose Cleansing Foam is amazing. Smells great and really helps with reducing redness. Like I mentioned before, moisturizing is probably my obsession, like I love lotion. This Lotus Face cream is great but a bit too heavy for Houston weather. I recommend using this for your night time routine instead and opt for Lotus Radiance lotion for daytime. Love this Kiehl’s Avocado eye cream but again only for nighttime. Tip: spread this all over your wrinkle prone areas.
Summer Face: Living in Houston calls for minimal day makeup so your face doesn’t literally melt away. I swear by Hourglass, it’s great for my skin and looks flawless. Side note: most products are vegan, gluten, & paraben free. Topped off with a little blush, highlighting powder, and lip color- voila you’re summer beauty ready.
What are your summer beauty tips and tricks?
Face MakeUp: Hourglass Powder: Laura Mercier Blush: MAC Lip Stain: NARS Face Cleansers: Fresh Eye Cream: Kiehl’s Body Oil: Multi-Use Oil Face Wipes: Neutrogena
DRESS: ZARA VEST: CUPCAKES & CASHMERE HAT; H&M BOOTIES: MARC FISHER
The pain of having a cold grey day ruin a perfectly good blog shoot, blah. Here are my two favs and only options from the shoot. #bloggerproblems
Y’all this Marc Fisher Yale bootie is everything. Go and get’em.
Nothing defines a fresh start more than the person in pursuit of something real and more challenging; which is the beauty in new beginnings. This past year has been one of the realest, most beautiful, and hardest years of my twenty-something year old life. I welcomed 2015 as an entrepreneur and it was aamaazing! Everybody needs to be self-employed once in their lives. Towards the end of the year I decided I wanted to go back to work and got a job doing something I always wanted to do for a company I always wanted to work for. Pretty nice year, huh?
Life lessons I learned along the way:
- Comfort should be found in your favorite sweatpants and not in everyday life, live a little!
- Your partner should be your #1 fan and #1 critic. I mean, hey, if they can’t be honest then who can? Be ready to process because it isn’t the easiest.
- The hustle is real; you have to be ready to put in work to see the results you want.
- Going to the gym the majority of the week is the best thing you can do for yourself. The best way to get out of the house and return clear minded when you work from home.
- The additional bonding you gain with your child is priceless. No rushing to get to work/school in the AM, no rushing to get home in the evening, and no extended school hours for them. Happiness.
Here’s to a better and brighter 2016!
SWEATER: TOWNSEN FAUX LEATHER PANTS: H&M BOOTS: SAM EDELMAN (old)
Relaunching my blog, relaunching my life. All the same, right? Welcome to the new Dance In a Dress! I can’t wait to share with you all what it is I call life, fashion, and my thoughts.
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