Live Unlimited this Summer

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It's not new that I haven't been my best this summer. That a break was totally needed for a variety of reasons.  When my friend, Christine from Boston Mamas, asked me if I wanted to participate in the Muscular Dystrophy Live Unlimited campaign this summer, I jumped on it. I needed to do something outside myself.  We all need to step back and find a way to help others and the idea that we should live unlimited appealed to me in a time where I felt very thwarted by own body.  A small inkling that is a drop in the bucket compared to what kids and adults living with MDA deal with daily.  So if wearing a #liveunlimited bracelet raises awareness for this cause and helps motivate me to think beyond my own problems, I will do it! TopShop Double Strap V-Back Camisole/J Crew Factory … [Read more...]

3 End of Summer Must-Haves

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Guest post from Gladys at The Mother Overload. End of summer brings warm days and cooler nights which makes putting outfits together tons of fun. It also means that fall is fast approaching and layering will be my new best friend. Who's ready for fall? Skirt: Banana Republic $14.99 | Heels: Steve Madden Nude Pumps $99 | Blouse: Chambray (old) | T-Shirt: TJ Maxx $9 | Sunnies: Forever21 $5.90 Bright Skirts Love wearing bright airy skirts during the end of summer. It's sorta my farewell to summer and hello to fall. I paired this Banana Republic skirt with a long sleeve chambray and heels for a quick dinner date with mi amor. Oh and let me mention that this skirt was on sale a couple weeks ago for only $14.99 (over 80% off). Best find ever! Gingham … [Read more...]

Cold Shoulder and Palazzo Pants

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One of my favorite things about summer is the comfort and the ability to throw on a cold shoulder and palazzo pants. Perfect for a date night at the beach or at home.  Palazzo pants are super comfy while looking elegant when paired with an off the shoulder top.  I love this 90s throwback version from Shopbop.  It's sexy and cute at the same time. Merona Palazzo Pants (old) (similar)/Free People Yacht Club Striped Tee (SHOPBOP)/Black Sunnies/INC Pink Clutch (old) (similar)/Matiko 'Delilah' Fringe Flat Sandals (SHOPBOP)/Gold Bangles (old) (similar) Linking up with Mix It Mondays /The Pleated Poppy/Style Elixir/Style Nudge/Classy Monday Blog Link Up/Pink Sole/Hello Monday Link Up/Sydney Fashion Forum/Ms Chanda An InLinkz Link-up … [Read more...]

Cool Skincare Tips for the Hot Summer

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Getting ready for the summer is an exciting time with the swimming, barbecues, outdoor activities and spending quality time with the family. However, getting the family, especially the kiddos, excited about proper skincare isn’t always fun and games. And to add to it, us, the hectic mommies, often forget about protecting our own skin. As a busy mom, you’re always looking to save a little time, so I want to help you have one less thing to worry about and want to provide you with some skincare pointers that I use for my own family. Cover Up Summertime means shorts and tank tops and extra skin, right? False, not if you want to protect your skin, that is. Exposing too much skin could put you in harm’s way with dangerous UV rays that can penetrate the skin to not only put you and your … [Read more...]

Summer Beach Dress

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  Coral Beach Dress by victoriamason featuring aviator sunglasses Packing up for a beach trip, OK any trip, means flat-laying.  Does anyone else do this or is it just me and my crazy ways? I bought this coral summer beach dress earlier this summer and have yet to wear it. However, it is roll and go packing at its best and seems perfect for wearing any time while at the beach. Merona A-Line Sleeveless Dress/Ray Ban Aviator Sunglasses (SHOPBOP)/Yosi Samra Roee Flip Flops (SHOPBOP)/Neiman Marcus Gold Tote (old) (similar/similar) Linking up with Mix It Mondays /The Pleated Poppy/Style Elixir/Style Nudge/Classy Monday Blog Link Up/Pink Sole/Hello Monday Link Up/Sydney Fashion Forum/Ms Chanda An InLinkz Link-up … [Read more...]

5 Road Trip Essentials

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Source: ChickDriven.com Did you know that over 65% of Americans will hit the road this summer? That's right! We can't resist the call of the open road, beaches, lakes and forests once the weather turns warm. Taking a road trip, big or small, takes preparation.  Ruby Davis, founder of ChickDriven.com has put together a list of her five favorite road trip essentials for whenever she embarks on a road trip. A Phone Charger. One little device will help keep you safe, happy and juiced up your whole trip.  Ruby recommends the ZUS USB Car Charger as it is can charge up to two devices at 2x the speed all at once. Audio Books & Spotify Playlists are perfect if you are in control of the entertainment and in the drivers seat.  It also keeps car sickness at bay for any hard copy book … [Read more...]

Top 5 Cocktail Dresses for Summer Parties

SHOP THE LOOK Yoins Floral Wash Painting Clutch/Bailey44 Blossom Dress/TopShop Rose Gold Three Pack Ring Set What woman doesn't want her cocktail dress to be attractive? As pretty as your dress makes you feel, you want to make sure your look is both sexy and professional. The best type of cocktail dress for you will highlight your best features while downplaying the things you don’t like about yourself. So, what’s the best type of cocktail dress for you? The final decision is going to be up to you, but we have five suggestions here to pick from to assist you with selecting the winning style. 1. While selecting a cocktail dress, search for smooth and extravagant fabrics. A delightful cut in a rich fabric will add a modernity to the dress. For instance, a side opening can be … [Read more...]

2017 Hyundai Elantra Limited

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Source: Hyundai.com When people find out that I review cars they immediately ask about luxury and sports cars.  When I tell them my latest is more every day like the 2017 Hyundai Elantra Limited they sometimes act let down. That's a mistake.  It's the every day car that makes our commute worthwhile.  It is cars like the Elantra that get us where we need to go and don't let us down with temperamental behavior, but instead consistently keep performing day in and day out.  We don't give these cars a second thought but that's partly what is so right about them. Redesigned for 2017 the Hyundai Elantra Limited arrived at my door with all the features this car can possess.  With more power than a Corolla (147 horsepower) and the hands-free Smart Trunk feature, like the luxury sedan the … [Read more...]

Swoon-Worthy Pink Off the Shoulder Top

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There isn't anything sweeter than a cute pink top like this one.  When I saw it on Johanna, from 101 Things I Love, I couldn't even think straight. It was so damn perfect I knew it had to be mine. Getting stronger each day I decided to throw on a bracelet my daughter made for me to remind me of all the reasons I need to rest, take care of myself and keep getting better. These black fringe sandals with tassel ties are not only gorgeous to look at but actually comfortable to wear. Francesca's Off-the-Shoulder Pink Top (SOLD OUT) (similar)(similar)/Mossimo Black Ankle Pants (old-similar)/Matiko Delihlah Fringe Black Sandal Linking up with Mix It Mondays /The Pleated Poppy/Style Elixir/Style Nudge/Classy Monday Blog Link Up/Pink Sole/Hello Monday Link Up/Sydney Fashion … [Read more...]

My Anti-Aging Hair Care Routine with Women’s ROGAINE®

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A few years back I noticed something was going on with my hair. You could see through it. My hair stylist was concerned. I was frustrated. My fine hair wasn't going to go back to being thick with just a new 'do either. The truth? I'm getting older. I needed a foolproof anti-aging hair care routine fast. That's where Women’s ROGAINE® Foam comes into play.  Because let's face it.  Hair thinning isn't uncommon. I've talked about it with my girlfriends before. Did you know that up to 42% of women will notice some hair loss in their lifetime and many of them will see hair thinning after age 30.  That is totally me.   For me that means starting the day with a dose of Women’s ROGAINE® Foam after shampooing with a volumizing shampoo and conditioner.  I can add it without worrying about … [Read more...]