August 22, 2017

My Style: The Perfect Floral Off-The-Shoulder Dress

My Kind of Lovely Floral Off-The-Shoulder Ruffled Dress
OUTFIT DETAILS
Dress, MY KIND OF LOVELY // Heels. J. CREW // Earrings, VERSONA 
Clutch, gifted FEATHERED NEST BOUTIQUE // Sunglasses, MICHAEL KORS
Gold bangles, KENDRA SCOTT // Stone/wire bangles, BOURBON & BOWETIES
Ankle chain, CHARMING CHARLIE


Hi, friends! Happy Tuesday-after-the-eclipse! Wasn't that the coolest thing ever? I wish I would've been able to experience it in totality, but this little spot in Virginia definitely got the effect. I was geeking out just a bit. Not as much as Sarah Jessica Parker, but almost.

I know you're going to be sad to hear this (#sarcasm), but I think this may be my last off-the-shoulder dress post for a while. I think. This style just fits my personality and style so well - it's hard for me to not buy everything OTS. I'm pretty sure the only thing that stopped me this summer was the fact that I actually needed some work-appropriate pieces. This dress that I ordered mid-summer from My Kind of Lovely ended up being one of my favorite purchases of the season. The gorgeous print, ruffle shoulders, and pockets were the initial selling points. But then the dress arrived and I was able to feel what great quality the fabric is and I fell in love with it even more!

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My Kind of Lovely Floral Off-The-Shoulder Ruffled Dress

My Kind of Lovely Floral Off-The-Shoulder Ruffled Dress

My Kind of Lovely Floral Off-The-Shoulder Ruffled Dress

My Kind of Lovely Floral Off-The-Shoulder Ruffled Dress

My Kind of Lovely Floral Off-The-Shoulder Ruffled Dress

My Kind of Lovely Floral Off-The-Shoulder Ruffled Dress

My Kind of Lovely Floral Off-The-Shoulder Ruffled Dress

My Kind of Lovely Floral Off-The-Shoulder Ruffled Dress

My Kind of Lovely Floral Off-The-Shoulder Ruffled Dress
OUTFIT DETAILS
Dress, MY KIND OF LOVELY // Heels. J. CREW // Earrings, VERSONA 
Clutch, gifted FEATHERED NEST BOUTIQUE // Sunglasses, MICHAEL KORS
Gold bangles, KENDRA SCOTT // Stone/wire bangles, BOURBON & BOWETIES
Ankle chain, CHARMING CHARLIE


August 16, 2017

Currently Crushing: POPSUGAR MUST HAVE (Birthday!) BOX

Popsugar Must Have Box August 2017


Happy Wednesday, y'all! 

I wanted to pop in today and share this month's POPSUGAR Must Have box! I've been collaborating with PS for several years, and this month is the 5th birthday of their Must Have box subscription service. Each month, POPSUGAR editors put together a box of their favorite things for those who are signed up for the Must Have program and an amazing box of goodies is delivered right to your door. I was so excited when I came home last week to that big pink and white box propped up against my front door!

To celebrate their birthday they're hosting giveaways all month long and you can receive $10 off your first Must Have box purchase! Simply follow this link to sign up and then use code PARTY for your discount. In order to be eligible for the giveaways all you have to do is sign up (brands like Kendra Scott and the Cambridge Satchel Company are included this year!). This is truly one of the best monthly subscription services. The products you get for what you pay, is incredible. I've shared the items that are included in this month's birthday box below!


Popsugar Must Have Box August 2017

THIS MONTH'S BOX INCLUDES

1. FRINGE STUDIO Cheers Lacquered Tray, $28

2. FIRST AID BEAUTY 5 in 1 Bouncy Mask, $38

3. DOGEARED Friendship Bracelet, $34

4. MERI MERI Gold Glitter Candles, $7.50

5. FRINGE STUDIO Free Spirit Journal, $16

6. SHOPTIQUES $25 Gift Card

7. GOODIE GIRL Chocolate Chunk Cookies, $2.95 (not pictured)

Popsugar Must Have Box August 2017




Popsugar Must Have Box August 2017


Must Have subscriptions are set at monthly, three month, or six month rates. The subscription gets you over $100 of products (really awesome products!) for $39.95. You can sign up here and use code PARTY to get $10 off your first box (code expires August 31)! Happy August, friends!




*Disclosure: This post is in collaboration with POPSUGAR. All opinions are my own. I was gifted this month's Must Have box in exchange for social media promotion. Thank you, as always, for supporting the brands and companies that support my blog!

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August 14, 2017

Weekend Photo Diary // Vol. 12



Hi, friends. I wasn't sure if I even wanted to post today - I've been so preoccupied and shaken up about the events that happened over the weekend here in Virginia. This is not the Virginia I know and love. These are not my people. I read that the majority of these individuals came from out of town for the events that took place Friday and Saturday in Charlottesville. I shared this post on instagram over the weekend and shared more candid thoughts on twitter. Here is my position: White Americans, it is our voice that can change this. No one should be surprised or shocked that this happened. We have a leader who has given a voice back to hate in this country. I will speak on and stand up for love and peace for the rest of my life. There is no left side or right side. There is a right side and wrong side, and if you're not saying something, if you're not calling out people who casually make racists, hateful comments, if you're neutral - you're part of the problem. I don't want to be political here or create an energy of animosity. I simply felt it necessary to take this opportunity to let my voice be heard on a very public platform. I feel incredibly passionate about this (as I'm sure a lot of you do). We're better together. #LoveAlwaysWins

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I haven't shared a weekend photo diary post in a while, y'all! So, yesterday after I finished I doing a little haul video on my instagram story, I decided to share a few of the items here on the blog. If you want to catch the IG haul in its entirety it will be up until about 4:30 this afternoon! My instagram handle is @julie.leah :)

Have a great Monday, friends!

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I shared both pairs of these tassel earrings a couple weeks ago in my very first haul video. Both of these are from Walmart, gang. Yes! The silky ones look just like the Vanessa Mooney Astrid Tassels, but these were $4! And the beaded ones were $4, too! I tried to find them online but didn't have any luck. The gold hoops were a recent purchase from Lulu's and I love them. 


I also chatted yesterday about some beauty products I've been loving lately. If you haven't tried Essence Cosmetics they're definitely worth a browse the next time you're in Ulta. They're super affordable (these lipliners are only $1.99!) and have a ton of great products. One item I didn't mention yesterday in my IG haul was this lipstick from the Kate Moss nude collection for Rimmel. The color range in this collection has a shade for every skin tone - it's very well done. My favorite is shade 42 - I've worn it almost every day for about two weeks.


I've been raving about two of these three products to anyone who will listen lately. And I just added the third to my line-up. This Garnier gel moisturizer paired with the Hard Candy Coconut Water Primer Stick are a match made in makeup heaven. I've heard tons of recommendations for using a gel moisturizer under your makeup instead of a cream. So, I finally gave that a whirl and whoa - it makes the biggest difference in the staying power of your makeup. I'm also loving the Hard Candy Setting Spray. These three products combined have kept my makeup looking natural but completely locked in all day.


I found this adorable Free People orange-printed top over the weekend and had to get it. It was on sale and one of the most unique pieces from FP that I've seen in a while. Wouldn't this make a great dress or jumpsuit?!


Finally, if you're looking for a great daily devotional book or just want a beautifully illustrated book to offer comfort or inspiration, I highly recommend The Beautiful Word. It's thoughtfully put together and made me feel a little better as I read through some of the illustrations over the weekend.

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