Archives for July 2015

Look of the Week

This week’s look is casual yet chic. Very appropriate for a day out running errands, or even brunch with the girls. And can we talk about this Fendi crossbody? To die for!! Links to everything below. 

Black, White, & Chic All Over

Happy Monday! Today I’m bringing you guys a look that is super easy and stylish for late summer. As most of you know, I am a neutral kind of girl. Occasionally I will wear color, but I am a sucker for black and white. It’s just so classic, and you really can’t go wrong with it. 
For this look, I paired a Michael Kors sleeveless top (similar here) with some Mossimo white jeggings from Target (similar here). I picked up these amazing heels at Target last year. They are the Prabal Gurung for Target Lace-Up Stiletto Caged Heels. There are some listed on Ebay, but otherwise you can find a similar pair here. My bag is the Ralph Lauren Double Zip Satchel from a few seasons ago, but I found this one by Michael Kors that is similar. My bracelets are by Apt. 9 and can be found here at Kohl’s.

We had fun in downtown Denton yesterday finding cool alleyways with unique walls. Definitely something interesting around every corner.

Oh, and my sunnies are by Quay Australia. They are THE most comfortable sunglasses I’ve ever owned! 
I will be on a business trip the rest of the week, so things will be a little quiet on the blog and social media. But do not fret… I am still alive! Hope you all have a wonderful week!

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July Pop Sugar Box

This month’s Pop Sugar Must Have box is my favorite so far!
If you aren’t familiar with this box, you need to get familiar. It is by far
the best subscription box if you like a good mixture of must have items (read:
not just beauty products and make up). There’s usually a bit of that thrown in,
but you honestly never know what you’re going to get. In the 3 months that I have
subscribed to this box, I’ve gotten everything from sunglasses…to books…to
necklaces…to candy… and it’s all really great stuff! Pop Sugar does such a good
job of identifying the latest trends and the newest “it” brands for that
particular month – so you will literally be counting down the days until your box arrives. It’s seriously the best day of the month!  

Here’s a little run down of the July box…

Pretty awesome haul, right? I just can’t get over it. The cute little cards on the right are from the Hallmark Signature Collection. I am obsessed with stationary, so I was super happy to get these!

When I opened up the box and saw this adorable Henri Bendel cosmetic bag, I may have let out a squeal and scared my husband. This alone is worth the price of the entire box! It even came with a coupon for 20% off any full priced item on Henri Bendel’s website (pictured next to the bag). I have decided the coupon is so cute I am going to frame it and put it in my closet. Way too cute to throw away!

I was also super excited to see this Supergoop Setting Mist in the box. I have been wanting to try a setting mist for a while now, but just haven’t taken the leap and purchased one. Now I can try it out! This mist not only sets your make up, but it controls oil and has SPF 50. I love Supergoop products, so I am sure I will love this.

I have never heard of this brand, but this little card case is so cute and they have some really great handbags and leather goods on their website. I’ve actually been needing a new card case that’s small enough to fit inside one of my wristlets. This is just perfect! And the pop of red is much needed since I have a tendency to buy a lot of neutrals. I couldn’t find this card case on the Sorial website, but I am eyeing another item that I might just have to purchase soon: the Gramercy Envelope Clutch.

I don’t think I’ve ever been excited about a toothbrush, but I can honestly say I can’t wait to use this Pop Dental Portable Sonic Toothbrush. It’s so sleek, and has 22,000 vibrations per minute. My teeth need this for sure.

This bar from The Good Bean looks so yummy! I love finding new protein bars that I can easily grab on my way out the door, and this one looks so good. I don’t think I’ve ever had a protein bar with chickpeas. Chickpeas make me happy.
Last but not least, we have a package of Yes to Blueberries Age Refresh Wipes. I have seen this brand at Target but I don’t think I’ve tried any of their products. Now is my chance! The ingredients are great, and anything with the term “age refresh” definitely peaks my interest.

So that’s the July Pop Sugar Box! Pretty great, right? For $39.95/month, you would be crazy not to subscribe. The products in each box are usually valued between $100-$150. So…stop reading this and go get yourself a box

Look of the Week

This week’s outfit is very “me” for a lot of reasons. I tend to gravitate toward neutrals, and have to sometimes force myself to wear color! This outfit embraces the blacks/whites/creams but is anything but boring. The texture of the lace and the stripes on the bag make this outfit a showstopper. As always, links to everything below.

My Very First Beauty Swap!

I recently teamed up with an amazing group of bloggers to do
a beauty swap. This was my very first swap so I wasn’t really sure what to
expect. I could not have had a better experience, and I had so much fun getting
to know these girls!
My package came from Nancy Wong (aka: daisylove03). She has
a lovely little blog (Oh Daisy Love) and a YouTube channel packed with beauty
and fashion videos. We got to know each other a bit before the swap and found
out we have very similar taste in makeup and style. She is just the sweetest
thing, and let me tell ya, she knocked this beauty swap out of the park!
When I opened the package, I was greeted with approximately
one million polka dots (my fave) and lots of gold and pink (also my fave). Inside,
there was a sweet card from Nancy along with two little bags filled with goodies.
So what was inside the little bags?  Drumroll please…

So. Much. Awesomeness. I am in love with everything!
We had talked about my obsession with mascara, so Nancy sent
me some Maybelline Lash Sensational in Black Pearl. I tried it this morning and
love it!
Next up was the Maybelline Color Tattoo Eye Shadow in Bad to the Bronze. I have actually wanted to try this ever since Tiffany D raved about
it on one of her videos, so I was stoked to see it in my package. We hadn’t
even talked about that before the swap (good job, Nancy!).
I also got 2 Bare Minerals Marvelous Moxie buttercream lip glosses.
These little guys are gorgeous, and they are very wearable pinks. I’ll be
carrying these with me in my purse for sure.
Probably my favorite products from this swap are the Benefit
Benetint and Benebalm
. Benefit is one of my favorite brands, and of course I am
a sucker for their packaging. The Benetint is a cheek and lip stain. I haven’t
tried it on my cheeks yet, but I am loving it on my lips! The Benebalm is great
over the Benetint or on its own. I just can’t get enough of it!
As much fun as it was getting an amazing box of goodies in
the mail, I had just as much fun picking out products for the blogger I was
paired up with – Jasmine Eclipse. If you haven’t checked out her blog (Flux +Flow), you must do so! She lives an adventurous life in Maui, and her posts
will definitely inspire you.
Alexandria Waning of Winifred Jac and Amy Bui of On The Rye were also in on this little beauty swap. Alexandria actually coordinated everything and paired us all up (thanks girl!). Be sure to check out their blogs
for some major style inspiration.
I am actually kind of sad that this beauty swap is over! I
am grateful to have connected with this amazing group of bloggers and can’t
wait to do another swap!

My New Addiction: Josefina Fernandez Illustrations

Most of you probably know that I have been working on getting
my closet/vanity area/dressing room/whatever you want to call it in order for
about a month now. The big purchases are out of the way, and now I am just
adding some finishing touches to make it the perfect space.
I recently stumbled upon the sweetest little Etsy shop –
Josefina Fernandez Illustrations. As soon as I saw her work, I knew I had to
have one of her fashion illustrations in my closet! She is so talented, and I
am sure I will be purchasing more pieces down the road (I seriously want them

This is the print I chose for a few reasons. We have similar hair color, and I absolutely LOVE rainy days! I would actually choose a
rainy day over a sunny day – and yes, I realize this is weird to most people.
Anyway, isn’t she gorgeous?!

I think this is just so perfect for a closet, bedroom, office, or any place you
want to add a stylish, feminine touch. You
can get coffee mugs and luggage tags with her illustrations on them, and if you
want to go all out, you can have Josefina make a custom illustration that
reflects you and your own personal style.

She even sent a cute little bookmark with my print… So. Adorable.

If you would like a piece of your own, you can use my coupon
code TRISTANXO for a 10% discount. Check out her Etsy shop HERE.  

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Look of the Week

This week’s look is getting me in the mood for the beach…or at least the community pool (I’ll take what I can get!). This swimsuit is a bit pricey, but if you can get past the sticker shock it is absolutely gorgeous! I love this color combo on just about anything. Links to everything below!
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