Fun Summer Picnic

Friday, July 28, 2017

Hey ya'll! Today I wanted to share with you guys this adorable dress I recently got from Cleo Madison Boutique! I love the vintage vibe it gives and I thought it was perfect for a fun summer picnic.
If you are on the lookout for cute & modest clothing, I highly recommend checking out Cleo Madison! I will have my dress and their Instagram linked down below!

"For now faith, hope, and love abide, these three; but the greatest of these is love."
1 Corinthians 13:13

Thrift Store Make Over! How To Style Vintage Thrift Store Pieces

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

When I was younger one of my favorite things to do was go thrift shopping with my mom. I have always been a huge bargain shopper and I'm a firm believer that you don't have to spend a ton of money to look stylish and put together. Older trends like this red floral pattern and front tie shirts are actually coming back into style but retailers like this one from Princess Polly retails for over $60.00!

 So today I wanted to show ya'll how easy it is to transform old, outdated thrift store pieces into really cute and trendy outfits that you will love, at an extremely affordable price!

The first step in creating your outfits is to pick a thrift store in your area, and shop until you drop! Seriously though. Don't be afraid to look through everything because you never know what hidden gems you might find! I ended up finding a leather coach purse for only $3.00! I'm still in shock!!

A tip of advice that I have is to always look for potential. Just because something might not be so cute on the hanger, doesn't mean you can't turn it into something trendy.

For my outfit, I ended up picking out this really outdated red floral two piece dress. It looks a lot like something a second grade teacher would have wore in 1999, but hey, I saw the potential and decided to buy. (Only $5.00)
It had built in shoulder pads that I really didn't like so I decided to just cut those out! It was super easy and made a huge difference.

Then I styled it with my $3.00 Coach purse, a denim skirt, and I tied the front to make it look more flattering and on trend! I love this outfit for a casual day out!

I wanted to make the second outfit a dressier option. This is something you could wear to church or out to dinner!
I styled it with my thrifted purse, some brown wedges, and I tied a casual black tee to make it look a little bit more on trend.
I think this one might be my favorite!

I hope you all found this helpful! It was a fun post to do and I hope it inspired you to get out to your local thrift stores and style some vintage outfits of your own!

Thanks for reading! Which outfit was your favorite??

"Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with all your might."
-Ecclesiastes 9:10a

Striped Navy Romper OOTD

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Hey ya'll! Today I wanted to share one of my favorite rompers that I have been wearing this summer. I picked this one up at TJ Maxx for only $14.99! Which is so surprising considering how nice the quality of it is. I highly recommend checking out TJ Maxx if you are looking for quality clothing at a low price!

"And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are called according to His purpose."
-Romans 8:28

Affordable Teeth Whitening At Home

Friday, July 7, 2017

I have always wanted to whiten my teeth professionally but never wanted to have to pay hundreds of dollars and make tons of visits to the dentist! Being a college student, it just wasn't in the budget for me. So when I was approached by Smile Brilliant to review their teeth whitening kit, I couldn't say no! I have always just used the Crest whitening strips in the past, but my teeth would start to yellow again after two or three months. I was excited about this kit because it claims to take away years of stains and make those "pearly whites" really stand out!  

The kit includes do-it-yourself impressions that you send back to the Smile Brilliant lab to get your custom fitted trays. After just a few business days, your trays arrive at your door and it's time to start whitening.
The whitening process is super simple! You just place the whitening gel into the tray and leave the tray in anywhere from 45 minutes to 3 hours! I liked to start out with 45 minutes and work my way up to 3 hours to decrease sensitivity. And if you are anything like me and struggle with extreme teeth sensitivity when it comes to whitening products, they offer a desensitizing gel that works wonders!

 My overall experience with Smile Brilliant has been better than I expected. Having my teeth so pretty and white is definitely a confidence booster! I am so glad I decided to give this kit a try.

Thanks for reading, friends!