I’ve wanted to share this post for a while now- my favorite moisturizers that REALLY work! Guys, these are the holy grail. I’ve always had combination skin, which is honestly the most annoying skin type to have if I’m being honest. Why? Because you have to treat the acne, the oily areas and the dry areas all at one time. And if you’re not careful, treating the acne can dry out the areas you want to be moisturized… Ugh. You get my point, yeah?

Well, I’ve been testing products for years and these five are by far the best ones I’ve found thus far! If you have combo skin like I do, or you’re just looking for a great hydrating product, you should give these a shot. And thank me later…

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Are you ready for this blog post? I’ve been so excited to share this with you!! Guys, this is literally my biggest collaboration TO DATE. When PrettyLittleThing.com reached out to sponsor me, and collaborate on a Summer Haul clothing post, I think I screamed out loud. They have the CUTEST clothes, at super affordable prices, which you know I’m all about. I think fashion should be fun, and you shouldn’t have to break the bank. I’m sure we can all agree on that!

OK, so every piece that they sent to me is literally P-E-R-F-E-C-T for Summer. When the weather is hot, I want to wear a little as possible. Again, I think we can all agree. Tiny sun dresses, crop tops, white tees- give me ALL of it! My friend Jenny and I took a trip to Palm Springs recently, and it was the best location to take these 8 pieces from PrettyLittleThing. Nothing screams SUMMER to me more than being in Palm Springs, that’s for sure!

I’m also really in love with COLOR this year. I’ve always been someone who wears black, white and the occasional pop of pink (we’ve all got our comfort colors, right?). But as you’ll see with these pieces, I’m stepping out a bit. I’m really loving the oranges, reds, pinks and mustards happening here.

I don’t think I’m alone in this, but Yellow and Orange have always been colors I thought were tough to wear because I have super pale skin, but I was totally wrong. You just have to find the right shade of certain colors- but I’m definitely going to be adding more pops into my wardrobe for sure!

Let’s break down these looks, shall we?


Orange Top PrettyLittleThing.com

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My newest obsession? LEOPARD. Literally, anything leopard. Mainly, this new leopard skirt that I can’t stop wearing. So let’s talk about it, K?

I’m one of those people that sees the trends coming (really because of my job, not that I’m super fashionable or trendy, per say…) but often times, it takes me a long time to jump on board. I don’t know if it’s just me being stubborn, or cynical, or just an asshole, but whenever everyone is jumping on a trend, I like it less and less.

The Bachelor? I hate it and won’t watch it. 50 Shade of Grey? Never seen it, or read it. The Kardashians? Gross. Pearl hair clips? Took me like six months to finally cave and buy a pack. You get my point…

I’ve seen girls wearing leopard everything for such a long time, but I never really bought anything for myself. I have a leopard belt that I love to wear as a pop with jeans a black bodysuit, but that’s it. I don’t know, I always thought leopard was too mature for me or something.

BUT seeing cute outfit after cute outfit finally pushed me over the edge and I’m fully on board with pretty much every piece of clothing I see that’s leopard. Actually, lets include accessories too. While I thought it was mature before, I’ve now changed my tune and it really is a neutral. Right? I hope you agree!

Leopard Skirt

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I live in sweatshirts, all year round. And more often than not, they’re not pretty or fashionable (if I’m being honest, my Iowa State University hoodie is my favorite one, and it’s not flattering, and it has a hole in the sleeve. Cute…).

I found this statement style with chain details on the sleeves at H&M a year or two ago and it’s still one of the best in my closet. It lets me be comfortable, without looking like a total slob kabob. Which is basically what all women want, right? It’s what I want at least. I love that this can be worn with skinny jeans and booties, or dressed down with shorts and converse!

One thing I will say about these sleeves… they get in the way of everything. Eating, typing, brushing my teeth, and on and on. They’re worth it, but they’ve definitely made certain scenarios much more tricky. Ha!

So, since I wear this style all the time, I thought it would be fun to share some fun STATEMENT sweatshirts that are perfect for taking a look from the office to date night. Or just allowing you to be comfy, and stylish at the same time. YAS!

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I’ve posted about these faux leather leggings on my Insta a few times, but they’re so good, I felt like they deserved an entire blog post!

OK, in all honestly, I had seen these leggings all over the internet for months before I bought them. I swear every blogger in the world was wearing them, but I just wasn’t convinced that they were better than other “liquid” leggings out there. I loved the look of them, but the price tag was definitely throwing me off. These are $98.00, and I just couldn’t justify spending that on a pair of “basic” leggings… or so I thought.

Fast forward to the holidays, and I got a gift card to Bloomingdale’s. My first thought was that I could finally get my hands on these babies, guilt free! YAS! Once I tried them on, I totally understand what the hype was all about. They’re not basic at ALL people. AT ALL. They’re so good and the quality is amazing. Not to mention, they can be washed and lined dried- super easy and I don’t have to stress about ruining them. Another bonus!

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Guys, I’ve fallen in love with high waisted mom jeans and I just don’t know how to go back to anything else…. Well, that’s not entirely true. I’m still a die hard skinny jeans fan, because, duh. But, I really have transitioned into ALL high-waisted jeans. I literally cannot wear low waist anymore. Anyone else? How did we get by for so long? I put a pair of my old jeans on the other day and literally just felt like my butt crack was hanging out… eeek. NO. I just can’t. High-waisted jeans for life.

Who’s with me?? Everyone? Great.

I thought it’d be fun to share some really cute pairs of mom jeans that I know you’ll love as much as I do. My favorite pair is from Abercrombie, and I literally don’t stop wearing them. They make the booty look…. pretty great. Trust me!

And before we move on to the fun stuff, I feel like I should break down the difference between mom jeans/girlfriends jeans and boyfriend jeans. It’s pretty simple, honestly- a mom jean is just a little more fitted and feminine than a boyfriend jean. Sometimes a boyfriend jean can be too baggy, and a girlfriend or mom jean fits tighter through the hips and has a straight leg. And in my opinion, they’re much more flattering in a cropped length, instead of full.

So that’s the deal.

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