7/9/2018 0 Comments
I have a new favorite summer accessory, and it’s this wood watch by Jord. Before I get into all the beautiful details about this wooden watch let me give you a little back story on why this is my new favorite summer accessory!
Summertime is the season for rosé drinking, rooftops, vacationing, having fun with your girlfriends, dancing, and disconnecting from society so that you can re-boot! Basically, it’s the perfect time for self-love. Sign up for my newsletter to receive “A 7-Day Guide to Loving Yourself Every Single (And Not So Single) Girl Should Have” and it’ll all make sense!
All of those summer activities can be absolutely AMAZING!! BUT if you’re constantly looking at your phone to check the time you then get distracted with what’s going in your digital world versus what’s happening right in front of you. Social Media and E-mail Notifications are something we can all be driven by, I know I’m guilty! Oftentimes we miss out on being present because we are bound to our phones and having to respond “RIGHT NOW”.
Which is why I have a new favorite summer accessory. Not only is my wooden watch beautiful, I’m wearing the Cassia Watch Series in Walnut and Vintage Rose (Soo Classy!), but it also allow me to keep track of the time without having to pick up my phone. Stylish and practical! Talk about a win win.
Let’s get back to the watch color though, isn’t the walnut wood absolutely gorgeous against the rose colored watch face? I LOVED that this women’s watch has hints of my favorite colors pink and rose gold without being over the top. This is a piece that I can and will wear everywhere this summer! Hence my new favorite summer accessory. I was also able to engrave my watch with The Single Girl Life’s mission statement words - Fearless, Empowered, Stronger (You can read more about why I chose those words here). So now I can walk around with a daily powerful reminder right on my wrist.
There are just so many different elements that will make this wooden watch the talk of all your summer parties. So, check out other Jord women’s watches and wood/color pairings here.
Then make sure you enter the giveaway here so that you can win a $100 credit towards purchasing your VERY OWN unique wood women’s watch by Jord.
Fearless, Empowered, Stronger
What do those words mean to you?
As a woman living in today’s world these words mean EVERYTHING to me. They are the attitude of everything I want my life to embody. More then just words, they are a lifestyle of what today’s every girl should be. We live in a time much different from our mother’s and one where we need to make noise and a lot of it to be heard. We will not be silenced as women. My hope dear sister and friend is that you will hold these words close to your heart and when you feel the strength of these words pass this message along to another woman who may need to hear them.
As women we can do ANYTHING we set our minds to! Don’t be afraid to make bold moves. The only thing you can fail at in life is not trying at all.
“Be the CEO Your Parents Always Wanted You to Marry” is one of my new favorite quotes. You don’t need anyone to empower you but you! You got this girl, decide what you want and go for it!
You are always stronger then yesterday! Life’s little experiences shape us to be the women we are. Instead of feeling down about life take the lessons you learned from the day before and become stronger because of it!
7/2/2018 0 Comments
Summertime is here, and your are off adventuring or at least thinking about your next adventure. In fact, you may have even decided to go with one of the ones in my article The Single Girls Guide to Doing Summer Right BUT now you’re encountering real problems - packing for your summer adventure! You don’t want to overpack (I definitely did this on my first European Adventure) but you want to make sure you have all the essentials. Don’t worry, I’m here to help you do just that. Use the list below to make sure you pack all the right things for your summer adventure.
Pick Out the Perfect Suitcase (To Put it All in Of Course!)
The suitcase I currently own is an Aimee Kestenberg 24” hardcase suitcase in marine python. What I LOVED about this suitcase was its hard body (to prevent liquid damage or bugs living on your bag), bright and fun colors (because who wants to travel with a boring black bag plus it’s easier to spot when collecting your luggage), and that it expanded (for when you inevitably over shop when you’re on your trip)! All important things to me when traveling. Especially the expanding zipper! I like to make sure I don’t use it when packing so that I know I have room to grow on my trip.
Pack the Perfect Outfits
You want to make sure you look cute on your trip but not at the expense of over-packing clothing wise. This is where battles are won and lost ladies! Here are some things I usually pack to make sure there are options but space in my suit case as well.
Rompers - It’s a t-shirt and shorts all at the same time! What could be better then that?
Sundresses - The perfect one and done look!
Jean Jacket - Versatile and perfect for those casual cool (temperature wise) evenings.
Lightweight Leather Jacket- Versatile and perfect for when you’re going out on those cooler nights.
Black or Neutral Going Out Dress - The perfect piece to have because you can wear again and again (Just pair with different jewelry).
Bathing Suits - Make sure you bring a couple because what’s a vacation if you aren’t lounging pool or beach side?
Undergarments - The more the better you may not be able to wash along the way.
Shoes - I like to bring a pair of heels (not too high though, you may not always be walking on well paved roads), tennis shoes, and flats.
Purse - It’s important to have the perfect day and night bag. Right now I’m obsessed with Saveida Sethi’s Sofiya Tote in Noir + Blanco as a day time bag. AND for the evening a classic clutch is always the perfect accessory!
Jewelry - Pack a couple of pieces but not all of your best ones - these should be your travel pieces. I like to bring two necklaces to put on in the evenings (I alternate) , one pair of neutral studs, and one versatile bracelet!
Misc Items - Pajamas, Sweatshirt, Socks, Hat, Lightweight Scarf, Leggings/Tights, Sunglasses
Don’t Forget Toiletries
Here’s my thought on toiletries, they take up ALOT of weight and space! So I like to purchase these when I get to my final destination (If I’m going somewhere where items are readily available) and toss them before I go home, I suggest you do this too! BUT Here’s something I never leave home without packing — FEMININE PRODUCTS. Wherever you’re going just may not have what you’re used to at home!
Pack the Make-Up Essentials
When I’m traveling, and typically at home too I’m not worried about wearing too much make-up. So I pack light, here are the basics I make sure I never leave home without.
Tinted SPF Moisturizer - I currently use Ultra HD Perfector Blurring Skin Tint with SPF 25
Mascara - I’ve tried several different ones but I keep going back too - Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara
Red Lipstick - My current favorite is Nars Dragon Girl Velvet Matte Lip Pencil
Highlighter - I’m LOVING Smashbox + Vlada’s Petal Metal Highlighter in Prismatic Pearl (Don’t forget to check out The Single (And Not So Single) Girls Guide to the Perfect Summer Glow)
These four categories should definitely help you make it to your final destination with you feeling stressed out about forgetting anything. Just remember though, these are the basics and really just the beginning to everything you need to pack for your perfect summer trip. Check back next week for Everything the Single (And Not So Single) Girl Needs to Know to Pack the Perfect Carry-On.
Was there anything I forgot? Let me know what you like to pack for your summer adventures below.
It’s OFFICIALLY summer and we all want to have healthy, glowing skin. I know I do! BUT the summertime can definitely take a toll on that. From the late nights, beach days, and rooftop drinking - It’s soo hard to make sure your skin stays looking refreshed!! Hard but definitely not impossible. Here are 5 things I’m doing to keep my skin looking great and glowing this summer.
1. Good Skincare Routine - Rodan + Fields
One of the keys to having AMAZING skin is a GREAT skincare routine. I swear by Rodan + Fields products. I use the Reverse Brightening system and LOVE it. They also have sunscreen and lip balm with SPF to add to your daily outdoor summertime routine as well.
2. Drink Plenty of Water - Healthish Water Bottle
With all of the fun you’ll be having out in the sun, make sure you keep yourself hydrated. It really is a very important key in making sure your skin stays looking AMAZING. Healthish Water bottle reminds you to drink throughout the day instead of waiting until your body is dehydrated. Here are some other reasons why drinking water is soo important from Healthish themselves…
3. Gemstones - Rose Quartz Roller from Jade Roller Beauty
I LOVE using natural remedies whenever I can. And according to Jade Roller Beauty “The act of rolling stimulates lymphatic drainage to bring about your most radiant complexion”. (My most radiant complexion?! LOVE it!) Rose Quartz also has other great properties here are some more facts from Jade Roller Beauty. "Rose Quartz is the “stone of universal love; restore trust and harmony; purifies and opens the heart; promotes love, self love, friendship, deep inner healing, and feelings of peace.” "
I don’t know about you, but I’ll take all the LOVE Vibes I can get, especially during summer time.
4. You Are What You Eat - Summertime Fruits
I LOVE all the different summertime fruits! And I LOVED them even more when I found that some of our favorite ones are great for GLOWING skin. Make sure you keep some of the below fruits around to snack on all summer long.
5. Literally Glow - Smashbox + Vlada Petal Metal Highlighter
This is my NEW FAVORITE HIGHLIGHTER and something EVERY girl should have in their make-up kit this summer. Put this on with a little mascara and lip gloss and you’re good to go! You’re already natural glow from doing steps 1-4 will just be a little more enhanced. My favorite shade is prismatic pearl.
What do you do to make sure your skin keeps its glow? Let me know below. Xoxo
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