Wind in my Sails

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I found this little Lilly Pulitzer skirt up at Melly at Galleria Edina. It caught my eye right away. It has two of my favorite things: sailboats and scallops…!! I die. Always a fan of color and more specifically, pink(!), I paired it with this bright racerback tank. The sleek metallic sandals and bejeweled necklace dressed up the look for dinner al fresco in White Bear Lake.

Shop today’s outfit:
lilly pulitzer skirt via melly at galleria edina || pink tank || tory burch tote via pumpz co at galleria edina || gold sandals || bejeweled necklace || michael kors gold watch

Denim on Target

This post was sponsored by Target. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
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I’m a major Target fan… it’s basically my second-most frequented place besides you know, home. So when I heard they were launching a new line of denim, on-trend and made with real bodies in mind, I knew I had to give it a try. I was so pleased to work with Target on this project and rock Target denim for 14 days. I tried 3 different styles and as you can see from above, styled them a lot of different ways and ended up loving them all for different reasons.

The mid-rise skinny was my favorite. I love the coloring of the wash and the placement of the fading. I also thought the slightly cropped length was flattering for my body type. They fit like a glove, which gives the jeans a custom-feel and made them look designer!

I also really liked the mid-rise straight. I was hesitant at first because I’m so used to skinny jeans at this point. But I rolled the hem and it ended up having a really fresh, casual, boyfriend-jean effect. It did seem to shorten my legs a bit so I counteracted the proportions by wearing heels sometimes and longer shirts other times.

The high-rise jegging was comfortable and slimming. It could go with so many of my shirts and accessories. Because of that, it was really easy to style. The dark wash was a flattering color. And the stretchy fabric made it wearable for the entire day.

Right now Target has a special deal going on where you can go try on a pair of jeans and get $10 off. Considering the jeans are already very reasonably-priced, this makes them all the more alluring. I recommend trying a few pairs and a few different styles. You never know which is going to be your next go-to.

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Glow

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Fair-skinned by nature, the best gift to my summer has been discovering The Glow Lounge. Spray tans at The Glow Lounge are way healthier for the skin than a suntan, surprisingly simple to maintain, and actually look natural. They last 4-7 days depending on your skin. Today’s photos are from the day after a tan at Glow. I’ve been going to the Glow Lounge for a few months now and have had an amazing experience. It’s a custom airbrush spray tan with the latest in heat innovations to optimize the quality and extend the life of the tan.

The Spray Tan Process: Here’s how it works!
1. Set up an appointment in Grand Ave or Edina: 612.599.2911
2. Exfoliate & shave 24 hours before your appointment to prep and deep-cleanse your skin (or if you are a regular like me, get your prior spray tan off). I start with a sugar scrub, shave, and then finish with a natural body wash and loofah all over. After you’re dry, avoid moisturizing.
3. Wear lounge shorts like soffes and a tank, black is best. Avoid jewelry. No make-up. Bring a strapless bra. Wear flip flops. If rain is in the forecast at all, bring an umbrella. Arrive at your appointment a few minutes early so you can relax and enjoy a cup of tea, read a magazine, and maybe if you’re lucky, steal a chat with Krin. She’s amazing :)
4. Your tanning technician will guide you through the next part. A few things to keep in mind, keep your hair off your neck using a hair binder. They will have shower caps there too if you’d prefer that. You’ll put your feet on large stickers to avoid getting tanned under-arches because that’s just not a thing :) There will be lotion in the room; apply that to your knuckles, ankles, elbows and palms. Your tanning technician will come in and tan you by airbrush, guiding you through the whole process.
5. After the tan, there is a 2-3 hour period of time in which you’ll want to be gentle with your tan. Avoid putting on undergarments if possible. Even walking out to my car after the tan, I don’t put shoes on.
6. If you go the express option route (an extra $10), you can shower to rinse of the bronzer after 5 hours, otherwise you have to wait 10 hours. After the 10 hours, I hop in the shower for a quick rinse with lukewarm water.
7. Moisturize 1-2 times daily, cover your body with shea butter, coconut oil or a very natural and simple lotion.
8. Enjoy your tan! Schedule appointments periodically or regularly to keep it up. I go in weekly to maintain mine.

If you are interested in getting started with The Glow Lounge and have any questions, just let me know!

Shop today’s outfit:
off-shoulder shirt || silk soft shorts || gold clutch || pave pendant necklace || pink pendant necklace || crystal bracelets || isola sandals ||

Bright Vibes

 

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Sending bright vibes your direction in more than one way today. In turquoise and neons, yes, but also in the let’s-take-a-moment-and-hug-life kind of way. And you know, can I just say… I’m really glad that things don’t have to be perfectly in place in order to smile. That there is room for growing and learning and sorting right here in the same life as laughing. Because sometimes the best version of ourself looks a little different from day to day. One day it could mean we are on top of our game, working the crowd, getting everything done and more on our to-do list, king of the mountain. Another day it could mean we’re just being very present in the very center of the very moment we are in. Every one of them. Kicking back and remembering that life is too good to be rushed through.

Shop today’s outfit:
lilly pulitzer striped shift dress || floral scarf || acute designs beaded headband c/o || gold clutch || nude pointed toe heels

Something Blue

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I feel like I always have a show. Don’t you? The one you could easily binge watch for hours. Your show! We all have at least one. Gossip Girl doesn’t count, because that’s just always for me. But right now “my show” is Chrisley Knows Best. It’s SO HILARIOUS. I definitely recommend checking it out.

This little romper was a find from Kohl’s in the Junior’s section. I added a gingham Brooks Brothers belt for a pop of pattern. The pearls, mint flats, & sunglasses all have more of a classic vibe, which matures the look a bit.

Shop today’s outfit:
navy romper via kohls || helen’s jewels statement ring c/o || pearl necklace || mint flats || brooks brothers gingham belt || kate spade cream bag || kate spade sunglasses