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April 2018

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Mothers Day Gift Ideas: Nordstrom Beauty Edition

Mother’s Day is around the corner! Have you brought a gift for one of the most important women in your life yet? No? Well no worries here is a gift guide I put together for the momma who loves Nordstrom. Click here for the fashionista mom who loves Target! These are a few things that I’m loving from the beauty department at Nordstrom right now. Let me know what you love and which you are going to get for your mom. Perhaps you’ll want to get them all and put them in a Mother’s Day gift basket?-Affiliate Links included within this post.


Laura Mercier Almond Coconut Milk Honey Bath- $45.00- Perfect for the mom that needs serious alone time!

 

 


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Clinique Marimekko Pop Splash Lip Gloss + Hydration-$18.50- Color Sober Pop- For the makeup junkie mom!

Nordstrom        Laura Mercier Creme Brulee Souffle Body Crème-$60.00- For after that bath!

 

Nordstrom                      Nars Velvet Matte Lip Pencil-$27.00- Color Mysterious Red- For the bold beauty.

Nordstrom     Giorgio Armani Smooth Lip Pencil-$30.00- Color 9- Lip liners are always needed to keep that bold lip in check!

Nordstrom Laura Mercier $26.00- Color Blush- For the mommy that likes a more subtle beauty look.

Happy Shopping-T.S.

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Bandelettes Annual Gala

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Sponsored post featuring Bandelettes.

Ladies! Lets chat real quick on how much we love the thigh gap! NOT!! In fact I’m pretty sure that most of you ladies reading this are perfectly fine with not having a thigh gap. As you should be, because lord knows we don’t all need to look like the original Barbie. As someone who has worked on multiple sides of the fashion industry, including production of clothing I have seen how the industry has struggled to get the correct sizing for plus size women. But slowly over the years with voices like that of Ashley Graham, screaming load and proud about her natural curves the industry is changing. Because there is one thing that all women want, to feel beautiful! As a Bandelettes model told us at the end of the night ” I want to wear sexy clothes too!” As a professional FIT model, she has grown an understanding of how clothes are supposed to feel and fall on the body. Which also means she knows how many times a brand has to fix or remake clothing to correctly fit a plus size woman. Getting it right the first time in what women needed was Bandelettes. This genius invention of sexy thigh bands allows you to wear your skirts and dresses without fear of chafing! No more uncomfortable sweating or painful cuts or having to wear shorts under your cute skirts, dresses or shorts.

 

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Created by Rena Abramoff and Julia Abasova, these boss women came from their native countries with non fashion backgrounds. Once they met, they knew they had to create something groundbreaking which lead to the creation of Bandelettes. With a body positive message behind the brand it didn’t take long for women including Project Runway designer Ashley Nell Tipton to take notice. She made an appearance at their first Annual Gala with testimonials on how much she loved the brand. And her tune has not changed as she and the brand recently unveiled her own limited edition designs earlier this month.

The annual gala was held downtown at the recently opened event space, The Mezzanine in the financial district. Special guests included Becca McCharen-Tran, designer and creator of the boundary pushing brand Chromat. The CFDA Fashion Fund Alumni first partnered with Bandelettes last September when she sent models down the runway in the SS18 Serenity collection accessorized with Bandelettes. The partnership, a merriment of body positive brands continued in the AW18 Wavy collection and hasn’t stopped breaking molds since. Becca was the absolute sweetest and took a picture with me! Also in attendance was drag queen extraordinaire Coco De’Ball who performed. The drink of the night was a strong “Thigh-Piranha”, a take on a Brazilian cocktail. While a fun photobooth, a great DJ, hor d’oeuvres (that I and other bloggers stuffed our faces with) and cupcakes with mini sugar Bandelettes filled the room.

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I seriously can’t say enough how Bandelettes have saved my thighs during the warmer months. A question I was asked by a fellow blogger was “Can you see the lines under your dress”? And honestly I’ve worn a pencil skirt with Bandelettes and they were not visable at all. Thanks to the thin fabric and strudy silicone bands they are virtually invisable and stay in place. Bandelettes come in a range of colors and designs from neutral to bold, thanks to their designer collaborations. And ever the inclusive brand they come in sizes A-F (pantyhose sizes). Have you tried Bandelettes? Let me know in the comments and on social media. Read more about Sparkling Carla here and read more about Bandelettes here!

– T.S.

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Mothers Day Gift Ideas for the Fashionista: Target Edition

Mothers Day is approaching and if you are like my mother and I, you love Target! Here are some of my top picks for gifts from Target. Trendy yet classic these are perfect for any mom and her closet. Let me know what you love! I want EVERYTHING! Perhaps you’ll buy one for you and one for your mother! There is nothing wrong with that, style has no age.  Affiliate links are included within this post.

 

 

 

Striped Strappy Dress – Universal Thread-$27.99- Perfect for morning brunch!

Women’s 3/4 Sleeve Windowpane Dress – K by Kersh-$49.99- Great for the mom whose a business woman.

Who What Wear Women’s Sandra Striped Wrap Heeled Pumps – Black $37.99- These will easily become her go-to’s for the spring.

Eden Heeled Ankle Strap Sandals by Who What Wear $37.99- Elegant and subtle for the weddings she has to attend this spring.

Who What Wear Coco Grograin Kitten Heeled Mules $37.99- Moms who love a great vintage inspired trend will love these!

Women’s Jolie Ankle Strap – Who What Wear Black $34.99.  I tried these on and wish they had them in my size!!! The trend setting momma will be all over these.

Women’s Plus Size Long Ruffle Sleeve Pullover Top – Who What Wear $29.99- Feminine and classic all in one, pair it with different cami’s!

Women’s Sophia Crossbody Bag – Who What Wear-$34.99- A classic style in classic colors!

Cesca Medium Satchel With Stitching Detailing $39.99- Classic colors, trendy details.

Double Flap Shoulder Crossbody Bag – A New Day Bone $29.99- Trendy, but this will always come back into style thanks to its simplicity.

I’ll have another Target based Mothers Day Gift Guide soon. Happy Shopping!

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BH Cosmetics Sale! My Top Lippie Picks!

 

I’m a little addicted to lipsticks! I have so many that my makeup drawer dedicated to lipsticks is having a hard time closing. That doesn’t mean I can’t figure out where to put new ones. Here are some from BH Cosemtics that I’m loving. Hurry BH Cosmetics is having an up to 50% sitewide sale!!! (Affiliate links are included within this post.)

 

 

Long-Wearing Matte Lipstick in Sophia ON SALE NOW: $8.99

 

BH Lipkit in Serena $12.95

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Illuminate Liquid Lipstick in Paris Originally 6.99 on sale now $4.00

Rosey Raye – Lipstick- $8.99

If you’re into creating your own colors try the Nude Lips – 28 Color Lipstick Palette. $7.00 Originally $12.50!

BH Lip Kit in Sorbet $12.95. They have this kit in the color “Tabitha” a pink, if that’s more up your alley! Or if you fancy a lippie named after me lol! Hurry the sale ends in 7 hours, shop now!

 

Happy Shopping!

T.S.