Amazon Prime Day, Target One Day Sale + more deals!!

leopard shorts
leopard shorts

shorts (old) similar  ||  tank  ||  bag  ||  sandals  ||  bracelet, bracelet 

Good Morning Friends! In case you've been off the grid and haven't heard Amazon Prime Day started yesterday (and ends today) and a ton of other stores decided to follow suit and host big sales today too! I wanted to share my favorite ones that you don't want to miss below! But first, these shorts have been in my closet for years and are my favorite! I love a good pair of cut offs but it's nice to have a printed pair to dress up with. Leopard is my favorite print and is definitely a neutral in my opinion ;). This pair is super similar and I actually like more than mine. The best part about printed shorts is all you have to do is throw on a solid tank or tee (that you already have in your closet) and some either dainty gold jewelry or spice it up with some statement pieces and it you're good to go! You probably already have solid tees and tanks in your wardrobe, so just snagging an inexpensive pair of printed shorts is a great way to expand your summer look without spending hardly any cash! I linked some cute options below. 

Sales you don't want to miss today! 

  • Target is having a big one day sale (online only) today with tons of great deals and free two day shipping! Tanks are marked down to $4 and my favorite tee is 3 for $20! I wear them weekly and love them even more than my Madewell tees! All kitchen items, decor and beauty products are 25% off! I linked all my favorites below! 

Clothes:

Beauty:

Kitchen:

  1. I tried this Bose micro speaker out at Target the last time I was there and it sounds amazing! Perfect for the beach! 
  2. These Yoga leggings are under $20 and have great reviews! 
  3. The perfect versatile shirt dress for only $10, you can wear this one year round! 
  4. Ninja blender is in my shopping cart to start making our own baby food and smoothies too.
  5. Getting these bath toys for Graham and love this toy organizer for the bath too and we go through P.J's like crazy, so I try to buy them on sale! 
  6. Love this button down for Jon and these jeans
  7. These Calvin Klein bras look so comfy for lounging around the house and running errands.
  • Express is offering 40% off site wide! All my favorites are linked below.
  • Walmart is having a ton of sales today too! This is where I would stock up on school supplies when I was teaching. They always have the lowest prices for back to school and today's sale is even better! 

Thanks so much for stopping by!

XO,

Christine 

Flares and Flash Sales

flares
flares
flares

top (sold out) similar, similar  ||  flares, similarsimilar  ||  hatsimilar  ||  necklace  ||  bag (old) similar

I love to incorporate boho pieces into my wardrobe and have always loved late 60's and 70's fashion. I get excited when I find pieces that come back in style from those decades and try to tie them into my personal style. Flares are something that I think you can always have in your closet, as they add "flare" to your wardrobe ;). They are super flattering on all body types and they make your legs look longer. I love that you can dress them up or down, they really are super versatile. This is my second pair of Free People flares and I am obsessed! They're stretchy, hold their shape and super comfortable! Mine are a tad long on me (I'm 5'4 for reference) and I could probably get about 1/2 an inch hemmed on them but I will probably just wear them with wedges or booties in the fall and be fine. Flares are perfect for every season, you just need to switch up your top and accessories. I can't wait to wear these in the fall with booties, a chunky sweater,  brown tote and gold jewelry! I think they're definitely worth adding to your wardrobe! I linked my favorite flares below along with my outfit and some sales you don't want to miss!

Sales you don't want to miss!

  • Macy's is having a Black Friday sale with tons of awesome deals including super low prices on Free People and free shipping on all items (ends today!). Here are a few of my favorites!
  • Target is having a big baby sale right now (until the 14th)! On top of  the discounted prices when you spend $100 on baby items you get a $30 gift card (I could spend $100 at Target in my sleep). 
  • Madewell is offering an extra 30% off sale items with promo code BIGMOOD

Thanks so much for stopping by!

XO,

Christine 

Dry Shampoo Review

dry shampoo

Happy Friday friend! I have been waiting to do this dry shampoo review post and am excited to share it. Dry shampoo is my favorite hair product and if you're new to dry shampoo get ready to have your life changed (ok, a little dramatic...but it really is SO good!). Washing your hair every day is not good for it as it strips the natural oils out, dries out your hair, causes damage and messes with the natural PH levels. I used to wash my hair every day or every other day and it was so dry and flat and would get oily super fast. I started to train my hair to only be washed once or twice a week and it took a few weeks for it to get adjusted but once it did, it was MUCH healthier. I of course shower every day but throw my hair up in a clip or a shower cap (yep, I am a big supporter of the shower cap ha) and use dry shampoo on the days I don't wash it. Dry shampoo helps to absorb extra oil, refresh your hair and give it a little extra volume. It helps your hair go an extra day or two without washing and in return makes your hair healthier. Now all dry shampoos are not the same, some can dry your hair out, make your scalp itch or just don't get the job done. I have tested out what feels like every dry shampoo under the sun and went on the hunt for a few new ones to test out. I love going in to Sephora because they have a HUGE travel size selection of beauty products. It's a great way to sample a product without having to fully commit to a full size bottle (and great for travel, to throw in your purse or gym bag). I don't know about you but I hate when I buy a big bottle of a new product and end up not liking it. It usually sits in my bathroom drawer for months without being used because I don't have the heart to waste it and throw it out.  For reference, I have thick hair but the actual strands are fine. With that being said, I know that products work differently on every hair type, so I wanted to throw that in there. So without out further to do here are my thoughts on four of the most popular dry shampoos on the market. I ranked them from most favorite to least and they are all linked below! 

 

1. Living Proof Perfect Hair Day Dry Shampoo Ok, so admittedly I almost didn't buy this one because the packaging is kinda boring but I am SO glad I did. I loved the smell of this one and was surprised that it actually cleans and absorbs oil from your hair.  I used it four days in a row and it didn't weight my hair down and made it look just as clean as day one and added a little volume (bonus!). This dry shampoo is my new favorite and I definitely recommend it! 

2. Bumble & Bumble Prêt-à-Powder Tres Invisible Dry Shampoo is very light and smells great! My hair lasted four days with this product and by the last day I had to reapply in the afternoon but it still held up! This is the lightest dry shampoo I bought and I think it's a great option for any hair type!

3. Drybar Detox Dry Shampoo I really liked how this product felt in my hair but did not like the smell of it. It was pretty flowery and strong. I like for my dry shampoo to smell good but I don't want it to over power my perfume. I purchased the Lush scent, but next but wish I would have grabbed the original one. I'll definitely try out the original scent next time since I liked everything else about the product! 

4. IGK First Class Charcoal Detox Dry This was the dry shampoo I was most excited to try and what I originally went in to Sephora for and man oh man I am so glad that I did not buy the full size can! This dry shampoo is SUPER heavy duty and on my first day of using it worked great! It added some texture to my fine strands and I loved the smell. However, on day two when adding more of the product to my hair it became so piecey and SUPER gritty. I felt like there was SO much product in my hair and I only applied a few extra sprays. I decided to keep trying it and used it for three more days. By the fourth day my hair was up in a ponytail because I couldn't stand how it felt. Now, like I said earlier I have a ton of hair but the actual strands are fine. This may work better on someone with thicker strands but for me it was pretty disappointing when using for more than one day (which I always do). 

While we are talking about hair... here are a few of my favorite products I use on the regular.

  • This is my second Hot Tools blow dryer and I love them! It is a little bit pricer than your average Target dryer but worth it! It is lightweight and gets the job done quickly without feeling like your frying your hair. My last Hot Tools dryer lasted 8 years and this one is even better than the last one and it's on sale! 
  • I put a lot of heat on my hair and this NEXXUS heat protector helps prevent split ends and damage.
  • I love this Wet Brush hair brush! It is great on both wet and dry hair. It is gentle and doesn't feel like your pulling your hair out when it is tangly. 
  • These clips are a game changer. I wrap my hair in a bun with them when I am showering and don't want to wash my hair and I use them to separate my hair when blow drying and curling.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

XO,

Christine 

The $15 Kimono Your Summer Wardrobe Needs!

lemon kimono
lemon kimono
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lemon kimono

outfit: kimono  ||  dress  ||  earrings c/o  ||  sunnies  ||  bag  ||  sandals

Kimonos are such a fun and versatile summer piece. You can wear them as a beach coverup, over a dress, or throw on a tank and jeans shorts to keep it more casual. I love this lemon printed one and it's under $15 and comes in a bunch of prints! The black dress I wore under it is one you've probably seen a bunch and that is because it is SO good! I actually bought it and wore it when I was pregnant and it fits nicely over a bump and is super flattering on all body types (and it keeps its shape without doesn't ride up). My sunnies are a designer dupe and only $10! They are so fun and for such a reasonable price you don't have to worry if they get tossed around in your beach bag. I think adding a kimono to your wardrobe is a perfect way to add some color and boho vibes to your look without spending a bunch of money.

Sales you don't want to miss!

  • Rebecca Minkoff is having a big summer sale with 50% off a TON of bags, shoes and clothes! 
  • Kate Spade is offering an extra 30% off already reduced sale items with promo code BIGBIGBIG
  • Free People is having a flash sale with 50% off summer beach-ready styles
  • Express is offering an extra 30% off clearance items 

Thanks so much for stopping by!

XO,

Christine