Thursday, March 26, 2015

Friend Fav's!

I was sitting at dinner with my best girlfriends last weekend and one of my most favorite people in the whole world told me that she wanted to add her two cents to my favorite products post I did a few weeks ago!  So, the light bulb twisted on and I thought- well why not??!!  Once a month I am going to do a special edition of  beauty, fashion and fitness favorites from one of my favorite people.  Each month I'll introduce you to someone new who is not only important to me, but who loves sharing all their go to stuff!! I am always down for trying something new, and who better to get tips from than your best buddies!

So, because the idea sprang from my darling Nadia, I only thought it fair that I featured her list of go-to's first!  A little about her: she is my BFF's little sister- which means she automatically belongs to me too. (Wouldn't have it any other way!)  She is one of the only human beings who completely understands the total goof-ball side of me, it never fails that when she and I are together that there will be lots of laughing involved.  Nadia is also one of the hardest workers I know,  last year she was awarded the Outstanding Clinical Support of Nursing award at the hospital she works for because of her amazing work ethic and efforts.  Truly she is such a beauty on the outside, but this Girl has one of the biggest hearts and is never afraid to love on the people around her!!  My life is so very blessed because she is in it!

Here is Nadia's list (and commentary- lol) of her must haves!

1.  Nivea Creme.  Obsessed!  Everyone in my fam knows I cannot live without it!!  I pack it on my face day and night.  There are 3 things in life I cannot live without: Tetley Tea, Wine and Nivea!

2.  Apricot Exfoliating Scrub.  I have such sensitive skin, I stick to hypoallergenics!  This is the perfect scrub in the shower.  I also use it after I shave, my legs have never felt so soft- I LOVE it!!

3.  Zella "Live-In" Legging.  Okay, EVERYONE must own a pair!  They make you look skinny- they are high-waisted so they hide those mama bellies.  They are also super thick and so comfortable.  I always stock up on them when they are $38 at the Nordstorms Anniversary Sale!

4.  Unite Leave-In Conditioner.  Or as my 2 year old daughter calls it- "No Owie hair spray!" Haha!!  You spray this in your hair after your shower and it makes your hair so smooth.  It is the best thing ever and I use it in my daughter's hair too.  It also seriously smells so, SO, SO GOOD and won't break the bank!
5.  Hanky Panky underwear.  Yes, a bit expensive but so worth it.  They're sexy, comfortable and you can get them half off if you shop at The Rack!

~And last but not least, every woman needs a killer leather jacket and good boots!!  

(Here are a few of my picks for Nadia!)

I'm a big fan of Top Shop OTK boots, totally worth the investment and will last you for years.  And this leather jacket is similar to one that me, Nadia's sister and the majority of our circle of friends covet from Nod's closet!!! (Except hers is amazing...need it!)

This pic a little blurry but it's one of my very favorites! I love you Nod!!

What are your favorites right now?? Let me know and just maybe I will be listing yours next month!

Tuesday, March 17, 2015


In case you are wondering, the title is not a typo.  Spring has SPRUNG here in my little part of the world. 70 degree days in March for the PNW is unheard of and this girl is not complaining!!  Baseball tees are a fav of mine.  They are easy to wear and you can dress them up with a fun statement necklace or scarf or keep it simple with jeans and chucks.  (In my case however, the more accessories the better!)  American Eagle always has great options in the t-shirt department. So, when I found this shimmer sleeve variation last summer I knew I was going to love it so much that I of course grabbed it in both colors.  I love this teal option they have online right now.  The scarf is a new addition.  I found it while "looking for sheets" at my local Ross Dress For Less for $5....and I have worn it every day!!  And nothing screams spring to me more than white converse tennis shoes, especially here where the 9 months of rainy days turn white sneaks more towards the brown variety.  

This sunshine is addictive, it makes it so hard to wake up to the inevitable rainy gloom!  What are you excited to wear this Spring?


 How cute is this print!!!  (Watch: Michael Kors (similar), Fedora: The Loft/similar)

Photography by: EMJ Photography