Thursday, June 22, 2017

Two Ways to Style a Maxi Dress

Happy Thursday! We’ve almost made it to the weekend…woohoo! It’s been one of those rainy weeks where it puts you in a napping mood, so I’m hoping for some sun this weekend ☀️ It’s my sisters 31st birthday and we are celebrating by going to a MAGIC MIKE show….haha not sure what we’ve gotten ourselves into, but I’m super excited. I mean come on who doesn’t like seeing attractive guys take their shirts off…sorry Patrick LOL!
Anyways, on to this adorable flowy maxi dress that I found at Old Navy. If you read my blog often you have probably noticed that all of my outfits lately have been from Old Navy –  it seems like every time I go in there I end up buying way too much stuff! But you can’t beat their prices! And when I saw this maxi dress I had to have it! They are the perfect way to dress up, but be super comfortable at the same time. There are two ways to wear this maxi dress. You can either leave it long, or you can tie it up at the end like I did in some of the pictures. I think tying the bottom makes it a little more casual. This could be the perfect dress to wear to any fun summer outing! The sandals I'm wearing are also from there!
I have some exciting stuff coming up for Sweet & Savvy for that I am so ready to show you all! Everything from professional makeup to wedding inspiration, and of course more outfits!

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Summer Jumpsuit & my go-to lip colors

How adorable is this jumpsuit you guys?! This is totally out the norm from what I would usually wear, but decided to try it on anyways and LOVE it. It comes in 3 different patterns – solid jean, black floral and this striped one. And the best part...its under $35! I think sometimes stepping out of the comfort zone of what you usually wear is so fun and something I plan to do a lot more! Also, here I am again wearing these Target sandals. I seriously wear them on repeat because they are so cute and go with everything! My white purse is sold out but I've linked similar ones below.

Now let's move on to the makeup! I know many of you have probably never heard of the makeup brand LimeLight, but you definitely need to check it out! I did a whole post about it that you can read here, but to make a long story short it is an all natural professional makeup and skincare line that was never available to the public until LimeLight started many years ago. I have been obsessing over the Enduring Lip colors. There are about 10 colors and they stay on allllll day and they DON'T dry out your lips. This is a must have for me when picking out lipsticks or glosses. The one I'm wearing with this outfit is called Wedding Cake. My other favorites in this line are Creme Brulee and Macaroon. See lip chart below for all the colors! If you interested in checking them out, click here! Promise, it will be the best $20 dollars you've every spent 💋

I know it’s been a few weeks since my last post but I’m finally back on my blogging schedule and have a lot of exciting content coming at ya! My goal is to get a post out to ya'll every Wednesday!

In other news, I'm headed home this weekend and I cannot wait to finally be back at the beach 🌴. The one thing I miss about being in Charlotte is being able to drive 10 minutes to the beach anytime. A pool just doesn't compare, but it will do with how hot it's been!

Hope you guys are having a great start to summer! Happy Wednesday and thanks for stopping by! 

Photos by Dean Kourtney Photography

Check out all the  enduring lip colors! Aren't they all so pretty?! Let me know in the comments what colors you like best!

Click the pictures below to shop this look! 

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Floral Maxi Dress

With spring and summer comes so many more festivities and outdoor events. These are so much fun, but it can be expensive trying to find the perfect outfit for all of them!

I found this super versatile maxi dress at Target! I’ve worn it so much lately from bridal showers to date night, and out on the lake for a fun afternoon! On this day, I was out for a fun day on the lake with family and friends, and wanted to be a little more casual so I paired it with sandals. For the bridal shower and date night, I swapped out the sandals for a pair of wedges, which helped dress it up! I love that it can be dressed up and down. Since buying this dress, I have become obsessed with maxi dresses and skirts. They are so comfy and look great on just about everyone!

Can we just take a minute and look at how gorgeous this view is?! I am so wishing I was back on a boat on Lake Keowee with a drink in my hand instead of stuck in my office right now. Oh well...I guess I can daydream for now! But I am so lucky to be able to visit this place often thanks to my Brother-in-Law and his awesome family! It really is beautiful and I can't wait to spend much more time there this summer.

Hope everyone has had a great week so far! I wanted to let you guys know that starting next week I am adding a “Wedding Inspo” tab to my blog. It will feature helpful tips, design inspiration, color pallets and pictures from each wedding I coordinate. Since becoming a wedding coordinator part time, I have learned so much and can’t wait to share it with y’all! And hopefully I'll be able to help all you soon to be brides out there plan your big day.

You can find my exact dress here! I have also linked some similar dresses below that are super cute and around the same price!

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Pop of Color

Happy Thursday! 

Spring has officially sprung here in Charlotte. Besides the past two rainy days, it’s been sunny and in the 80's. I can’t believe it’s only April and its already this hot! But hey, I’m not complaining. I’m so excited to pull out my jean shorts and tanks tops! 

I snagged this adorable floral blue tank from Francesca's for 50% off. It’s simple yet it adds a pop of spring with the floral print. For this look, I paired it with white jeans but I think it would also look great with jean shorts. I love throwing in pops of color in spring and summer to add a statement to any look. I think the orange earrings and purse went so well with the blue! 

I have literally been wearing these mules on repeat lately. From work outfits to everyday looks, they go with everything and are very comfy which makes them that much better! 

 Let me know what pops of color yall like adding to your spring/summer looks?! 

Thanks for stopping by!

I’ve linked the tank here and all the other items in this look below, so just click to shop!

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

LimeLight Makeup Review

Hey girl hey!

Today, I wanted to share some of my beauty favorites. For the longest time, I could NOT find a makeup that I liked. I'm the girl that would buy a new foundation every month because I either hated the way it made my face feel or it was completely off my face by the end of the day. I've tried everything from high end products to drug store and nothing seemed to work with my oily skin and big pores. The makeup would just sit in my pores and look terrible. Well, that changed recently when a friend introduced me to the makeup company LimeLight and I purchased some of their products. It's literally been a game changer for my skin and my makeup looks flawless throughout the day. No lie, this stuff last all day without having to touch it up. Best of all, it's AFFORDABLE. Cheaper than most of the higher end products at Ulta or Sephora.

For those of you who have never heard of LimeLight by Alcone, I’ll give you a little background. Alcone Company opened in 1952 as a pharmacy that also sold cosmetics to Broadway performers. Makeup artist were always referring their clients to the Alcone store and they wanted to find a way to reward them so they took their best selling products and let beauty guides sell them as LimeLight. Their mission is to find the best makeup products from around the world and offer them at affordable prices so everyone could purchase it, not just the rich and famous. This makeup is professional grade and is formulated with a much higher percent of pigment that covers everything with less makeup meaning it saves you money because you don’t have to buy it as often! And a plus, it is natural with no harsh chemicals and cruelty free.

Here are some of the LimeLight products I purchased and love:

This stuff is AMAZING. The kit I bought came with two concealers, one for covering redness and the other for highlight under the eyes. All the concealers are waterproof which is perfect for those hot summer days.

My new favorite foundation! If you want to wear the same foundation as Beyonce, Kim Kand J Lo well then this is for you. It has 50% pigment and can also be worn as a tinted moisturizer. I was so skeptical about trying something new but this stuff is literally the best. It's hydrating (but not too much for oily skin) and gives a nice glow and great coverage. It has the most flawless coverage, looks and feels like skin and it never gets cakey when I apply it with LimeLight’s Blenderful sponge. The foundation lasted me for about 6 months, being used almost every day.

HOLY GRAIL PRODUCT! Once you try this mascara you will never go back, seriously! It is a fiber mascara that defines each lash making them look super long. The best $20 dollars I've ever spent.

There are so many awesome colors to choose from and the enduring lip colors will last all day! Crème Brulee and Mia are my two favorites right now. 

This has really helped my makeup last all day. It prevents redness, uneven skin tone and will not clog your pores. The bottle will last foreverrrrrr. 

 I would never recommend something I didn’t truly use and like myself and if you haven’t tried this makeup up yet, you should! I recently became a Beauty Guide with LimeLight because of how much I enjoy using these products. So, if you have any questions or want to try it out let me know and I’ll give you all the details. You can also click here to see all the products.

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Spring Style + JORD Wood Watch

Happy Tuesday! I am so excited about this post because I teamed up with JORD Wood Watches to show off one of their adorable watches!

When JORD reached out to me about partnering with them, I was so excited because I love the uniqueness of their watches. They are all made from 100% natural wood and are hand crafted, which means they are all different. I picked the Maple Fieldcrest because I love the light-colored wood, and thought that it would be perfect with any spring outfit. Just look at how cute it looks with this floral top! I will definitely be wearing it all the time. If the light wood isn't your thing, JORD offers a variety of different styles, colors and types of wood for both men and women. These watches are a perfect gift for anyone and an added bonus, they size it for you when you place the order.

On to the outfit I paired with my watch. How cute is this cold shoulder top?! It Is light weight and super comfy. I am obsessed with the floral trend right now 🌸 Also, these shoes from Target all seriously the best. They look great with jeans, shorts and work pants and were ONLY $35! Can't beat that! 

Now on to the contest! Everyone that enters will be eligible to win a $100 gift code to use towards a watch. There will only be one lucky winner, however, everyone that enters will receive a $25 gift code once the contest is over. Don’t miss out! Contest ends April 9th, 2017 and the $25 discount codes expires June, 30, 2017.

And last but not least GO COCKS! I can't believe we made it to the final four!!!

***This post was in partnership with JORD Wood Watches, but all opinions are my own. 

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