Channel Your Inner Fashion Hippie For Under $50 With These Boho Chic Fashion Picks

When I think of the term Boho Chic I think of flowy sleeves, flower embroidery, and easy fabrics. It’s a modern twist on the 70’s hippie look from a straightforward interpretation to being borderline tribal with loud prints and exaggerated cuts. During my little me time Sunday afternoon, I saw this trend is was still on and poppin’ in stores like Forever 21 and Charlotte Russe. I fell in love with the peasant blouses and relaxed fit dresses all over again!

As the summer comes to close, what better way to ride out these last sunny days then with a little peace and fashion love. Luckily for us we don’t have to spend a fortune either, especially with these picks!

Summer Fashion

Arden B Lace Peasant Crop Top $33.99 / Charlotte Russe Crochet & Chiffon Flutter Crop Top $21.99 / Lord and Taylor Plus Indian Cotton Boho Top $40.25 / Lucky Brand Embroidered Tee $29.99 / Surf Gypsy Crochet Sleeve Top $50

Summer Dresses

Bar III Lace Sheath Dress (Macy’s) $44.99 / Lulu’s Wandering Minds Cream and Black Print Maxi Dress $47 / Forever 21 Southwestern Print Peasant Dress $24.80 / Wet Seal Boho Chic Tube Maxi Dress $15 / Forever 21 Eyelash Lace Dress $24.80

Summer Accessories

Christys’ London Crocheted Toyo Hat – Linen Bow (Sierra’s Trading Post) $31.46 / Mixit Boho Chic 3-pc. Stretch Bracelet Set $24 / H&M Suede Bag with Fringe $49.95 / Hinge® ‘Eclectic Patchwork’ Scarf Nordstrom $32.16 / Orion Filigree Crystal Head Chain Nordstrom $16


What You Need for a Fresh and Flawless Face

Summer Skincare

Contrary to popular belief not all beauty bloggers rock makeup 24/7, including this one! Even when I worked a 9 to 5, I still had a few makeup-free days during the week to not only give myself a break in the morning but let my skin breathe. That didn’t mean that I let the idea of a fresh and flawless face go to the wayside. Quite the opposite, skin is at its best when it doesn’t need makeup radiating from the inside out.

While we all wish we can wake up and have selfie ready skin, we need to have the right products on hand. From cleansing to moisturizing, having the right tools and a consistent routine will give you a fresh and flawless face sans cosmetics.

So, where do you start? Look no further than here. ;)

1. Biore Deep Pore Charcoal Cleanser

To get your face twice as clean in less time, this cleanser from Biore is the way to go. Formulated with charcoal, a natural deep cleansing ingredient, your skin is freed from all that dirt and makeup that can make your face look less than stellar.

2. Molton Brown Pink Toronja Refining Toner

For a dirt double check, follow up the Pink Toronja Refining Toner. Not only does it feel as amazing as it smells, it does an awesome job getting any dirt you may have missed.

3. Burt’s Bees Brightening Moisturizer

This moisturizer totally delivers on its promise of bright and radiant skin. The sweet smelling botanical extracts reduces fine lines and wrinkles while keeping skin soft and moisturized all day long.

4. BlissSpa Sugar Lip Scrub

It’s so easy for our lips to get overlooked in the primping process so we have to make sure we include them in this fresh face party. Dry and flaky skin is no bueno, so exfoliate and polish those lips with a scrub that uses yummy ingredients like sweet sugars and natural butters.

5. Soft Lips Cube

To keep the soft lip party going literally all day without any touchups, you need to get this lip moisturizer in your life. One swipe is all you need (and the packaging is super cool too!)

What are your skincare must haves for a makeup free day?


FTC Disclosure: Products mentioned in this roundup were previously received as free samples for review. All opinions are my own.

3 Easy, Breezy Summer Looks for the Office

One thing I do miss about working the 9 to 5 is getting dolled up and dressed for work every day. The fact that you can literally work in PJ’s gets old pretty fast! Even though I stopped doing that awhile ago, it still doesn’t make sense to wear work trousers and pumps in my home office (though my daughter would love to smear her dirty fingers on something so pretty!)

So for this post, I’m pretending I can and addressing the problem of dressing professionally for the office. Yes, it’s way too hot to wear a three piece suit and tights, however shorts and a tank isn’t appropriate either. So what’s a girl to do?

It’s all about channeling the bright colors of summer. Sheath dresses, tailored pants, midi skirts – all of the typical workplace staples can be summer worthy with the right colors. There are so many options to choose from, with statement accessories making the fashion pot even sweeter. Office wear should never be boring or stifle your style.

Just check out these three looks.

Color Block Fashion

Bobeau Drape Neck Mixed Media Top (Nordstrom) / Lexie Seamed Waistband Classic Flare Pants The Limited / INC International Concepts Women’s Zitah Pumps – Shoes – Macy’s / Kenneth Cole New York Coral Faceted Bead Pendant Necklace


Summer Fashion

Worthington® Short-Sleeve Shirt (JCPenney) / Ashley Stewart Crochet Trim Pleated Poplin Skirt / Charlotte Russe Mixed Paisley Print Scarf / Banana Republic Factory Reversible Skinny Belt / ‘Blanca’ Scalloped Peep Toe Pump Nordstrom

Summer Dress

AGB Dress, Sleeveless Split Neck Colorblock Sheath (Macy’s) / Madison Hill Jacquard Jacket / Jessica Simpson Claudette Pumps / Apt. 9® Long Fringe Pendant

Which look would you wear to the office?

10 Summer White Dresses That Aren’t Boring

White dresses are right up there with denim shorts and maxi dresses when it comes to summer fashion. But, if you’re fashionista like me, you don’t want to wear any old summer white dress. You want one that screams style through interesting cuts, tailored fits, and girly details. You want that dress that can make a statement just as cute and bold as the rest of the colorful ones.

So where do you look? 

Right here! I did all the heavy Googling for you.  You’re welcome. ;)

  • Sheath Simple Design Cross Neck Summer Women’s Sexy White Dress (M Shop)
  • Fashion to Figure Adrianne Peplum Dress
  • Off-White Eyelet Dress (Shoptiques)
  • Elan Ruffled Off-the-Shoulder Maxi Dress (Dillards)
  • June & Hudson Lace Trim Midi Slipdress (Nordstrom)
  • Fashion to Figure Angelica Mesh Dress
  • Xenia Blessed Angel Dress
  • Ashley Stewart Pleated One-Shoulder Belted Dress
  • DONNA MORGAN Lace Neck Linen Dress (Lord and Taylor)
  • ROMWE Rose & Bowknot Embellished White Dress
Sheath Simple Design Cross Neck Summer Women’s Sexy White Dress (M Shop)1 Fashion to Figure Adrianne Peplum Dress2 Off-White Eyelet Dress (Shoptiques)3 Elan Ruffled Off-the-Shoulder Maxi Dress (Dillards)4 June & Hudson Lace Trim Midi Slipdress (Nordstrom)5 Fashion to Figure Angelica Mesh Dress6 Xenia Blessed Angel Dress7 Ashley Stewart Pleated One-Shoulder Belted Dress8 DONNA MORGAN Lace Neck Linen Dress (Lord and Taylor)9 ROMWE Rose & Bowknot Embellished White Dress10
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Which one totally knocks your socks off?

Breathe Life Into Your Beauty Routine with Vincent Longo Cosmetics (Plus a Special Promo Code!)


I tell you, these summer days are going by way too fast (July is halfway over already! Craziness!) That means we have to make the most of it, even if it means getting some more summer beauty products into our lives.

I’ve had the awesome opportunity to test drive beauty products from Vincent Longo that are perfect for riding out these fleeting days of summer. From A-list stars to girls who love shopping on HSN, this cosmetics line has been a staple in the beauty world since 1995. They have everything a beauty junkie needs – cream concealers and water canvas foundations to gluten free lip and cheek stains – a refreshing alternative to the normal name brands we see in department stores.

Pretty Purple and a Kiss from Cupid

 Summer Makeup

Crème Gel Liner in Velvet Plum

I’ve been on a major gel liner kick lately¸ becoming one of my major summer staples. This Total Beauty 2014 Editor’s pick made me fall in love all over again, a whipped mousse of water-proof color that glides on real smooth. The color itself is soft but makes a statement, with a rich color that’s a beautiful compliment to your shadow. For extra beauty points, it can also double as an eye shadow, the formula easy to blend onto your lids.

Lip/Cheek Lip Stain in Cupid’s Breath

If you’re looking for just a kiss of color on your lips or cheeks, then this stain is the way to go. The gluten and paraben free formula delivers water-proof and kiss resistant color. It goes on wetter than a gloss but dries quickly, leaving behind a natural peachy color that’s works for any daytime event. As a cheek color it works even better (as you’ll see in the second look!). Because it’s so easy to go overboard with blush, the stain gives you more control over color.

Dew Drop Radiant Blush in Misty Blossom

Glowing skin is always a summer trend and the Dew Drop Radiant Blush gives you just that without the extra product. The demi-matte powder has little dew drops of color that release their tint and texture to provide the delicate touch of color you’re looking for. Misty Blossom is a sheer pretty pink, a little sweep on the cheeks all you need for radiant color.

Summer Rose

Summer Makeup

Silk Velour Lipstick in Danae

Formulating with skin conditioning ingredients like Vitamin A,C, and E this creamy lipstick is hydrating without sacrificing rich pigments.  One swipe is all you need and easy to blend out with a brush or your fingers. This particular shade gives me the lazy summer vibe I need right now, a sweet blend of brown an pink.

Are you ready to give Vincent Longo a go this summer? I’m hooking you up with a 15% off any purchase through Labor Day when you use Code: BSBTUCV at checkout. Then come on back and let me know what you bought!

FTC Disclosure: This post is part of the #VLbbloggerhaul sponsored by Beauty Stat (#bstat). Products were received as free samples for review. All opinions are my own.