Spring Work Wear

Happy FriYAY!

As many of you know, I started a new job at a new school this year. With a new class, new curriculum, and new colleagues, also came a new dress code. Needless to say, I had to really step up my game on my professional wear and let me tell you, I have had so much fun unleashing my inner boss babe.

When out shopping for work wear, my main priority is still being myself. The last thing I want is to feel “stuffy.” I want to still be able to play with patterns, mix textures, and show off my personality. Thanks to Top Shop at Nordstrom, I am able to do just that. Over the last several months, I have accumulated a plethora of dress pants that are the epitome of F-U-N!

For spring, I am loving this beautiful olive color and all things lace. Doing a little front tuck is a great way to show off your figure while still looking put together! Lastly, you can never go wrong with flats and my girl, Tory, has the best ones.

Where do you shop for work wear? Let me know below.

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How I Get Sleek, Straight Hair

Hey beautiesssss! I have gotten so many questions on how I style my long hair and what products I use (thank you!) so it is my pleasure to share with y’all all the dirty deets ;) I am going over everything from products, styling, and maintaining your style. So, let’s get started!

The process…

  • To start off, I only wash my hair once a week; therefore, I only style and put heat on it once a week. This tremendously helps with how healthy it is and even if you do have to touch it up, hair holds style better when it’s dirty. Also, just to clarify, yes, I do have extensions, but naturally have thick and coarse hair so it holds any style really well.

  • When washing my hair, I use a sulfate free shampoo along with a teaspoon of baking soda and really work it into my roots. This breaks up all the product that has built up over the week and gives your scalp a clean, fresh feel.

  • I let my hair air dry just to the point where it’s not dripping wet, then brush it out with a wet brush. I follow that up by blow drying it in 3 sections running a brush through it (as shown above) to help smooth it out.

  • Once it is completely dry, I section it back into 3 sections and spray heat protectant on each section as I go. I take my straightener and brush and run it through each layer. I really focus at the root to get all my curlies smooth. When I get to the end, I gently curl it inward so it’s not pin straight toward the tips. I repeat with each section.

  • When I’m done, I spray the texturizing spray at the roots to give it some grit and volume. I tease a couple sections by my crown and around my face to give it some body.

  • To smooth fly-aways and the ends, I take a tiny bit of the oil (half a pump), rub it between my hands, and gently smooth out the top and work it into my ends. This will also give it some extra shine and sleekness.

  • Since I do not want it to be crunchy, I don’t use any hair spray. If you need to touch up any kinks throughout the week, just run your straightener through those parts.

  • To help with the longevity and keep it looking fresh, apply dry shampoo starting on around the third day and continue as needed.

The Products…

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Casual Valentine's Day Outfit + 5 Things I LOVE

  • Slow mornings: Waking up in your cute pajama set to a sea of fog and brewing a hot chai tea latte…sitting on your couch while the world is still quiet and you can be alone with your thoughts. That is my happy place.

  • Positive people: I mean, who doesn’t love positive people. I strive to only surround myself with like minded human beings and believe me when I say, it changes your life. When you strive to be positive and see the good in others but spend time with a Debby downer, it’s scary how fast you can get sucked in. I’ve been there. And it’s not a good feeling. I am proud of the quality I possess in seeing the bright side of things and am naturally drawn to those who think the same. It makes life that much better.

  • Fresh flowers: Nothing to brighten up your space and put a smile on your face like some fresh blooms! (that was a good rhyme) hehe But seriously, I love coming home to a clean house and bright flowers on the counter. It instantly puts me in a good mood and makes me happy to be alive.

  • Sleeping in my own bed: There just simply is nothing like it.

  • Hand-written notes: Call me old fashioned, but I love a good hand-written card. Whether it be a birthday card sent in the mail, a thank you card to a friend, or a just because card to a co-worker, they never fail to make a person smile.

Check out my girl, Jessica’s, post here!

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