Who takes all of your photos? My husband takes a lot of my photos and was my photographer when I first started. Now I have another photographer I use on a regular basis. But I still love having Michael shoot me!
What self-tanner do you use? I shared all my favorite products and tips for the perfect sunless tan in a blog post here.
What’s your advice for new bloggers? You don’t grow overnight, this takes time. Make sure you are able to post consistently and include high quality images before you decide to start blogging seriously. Make sure to network yourself, by visiting other blogs and commenting. Use trending hashtags that are relevant on instagram and twitter. Blogging is very fun, but a lot of hard work and dedication. Good things don’t come easy, ever!
What type of camera do you use? We use this camera here and this lens here.
How can you grow your instagram?
Take high quality, well lit photos and post consistently. Tag brands you are wearing on instagram for a possible feature/regram. Use relevant hashtags and post at peak times of the day. Instagram now has analytics that show you what times have the best engagement from your audience.
What instagram filters do you use?
To edit photos taken on my phone, I use Afterlight, VSCO and Snapseed are all my favorites.
Army is a huge trend for fall and it never seems to go out of style, it just keeps getting updated each season.
If you’re not sure you can pull off the camo look, I am sharing a few ways you can easily incorporate into your wardrobe.
*A camouflage print t-shirt, jacket, or jeans are all excellent ways to start building your casual camouflage look. Pair with you favorite pair of jeans and sneakers and you got yourself an easy, chic casual look.
*Adding a dose of camouflage print to your look can be as simple as donning a few accessories. A camouflage print clutch would be a fun addition, as well as things like watches and scarves.
*Try teaming an ultra girly dress and heels with a camouflage print utility jacket for something a bit unexpected.
Hello, friends! I hope you all had a great weekend. My parents came to visit and we had so much fun, especially Sutton! Sutton LOVES her gammie and papa and was screaming running through the house once they arrived. She has to be by papa’s side the entire time, it’s the sweetest thing. My mom and I were able to get pedis, grab lunch and do some shopping while Sutton and the boys stayed home and napped. It was so nice to spend some one on one time with her. Later, we went to a local food truck festival and had so much to eat! Sutton was so cute, she had worn her purse and kept trying to go up the the food trucks and give them her money. She is getting so big! The weekend just seemed to fly by! How did you all spend yours?
I am so excited to be sharing this look today. It’s my absolute favorite as of late. The colors of this tunic and cardigan are so pretty for fall. I have worn this cardigan pretty much nonstop since I got it. The cardigan sold out since I posted last week, but I found it fully stocked in all sizes here. I wouldn’t wait on this one! I am wearing size small in both tops.
One thing that Michael and I both have in common when it comes to our style is that we love jeans. Michael has always appreciated a good (well-fitting pair) of jeans and it actually quite picky. The one place I know we will have no problem finding the perfect pair (for both of us) is Express. I love the fact I know we can walk in and find just the right pair, plus an entire outfit for not only Michael but myself. Express has really stepped it up this year for denim. On our most recent trip I walked out with a several pairs including these flare ones (adorable), these ripped boyfriends and the skinny pair that wear so well with booties for fall (seen above).
bareMinerals Gen Nude Radient Lipstick in Crush. I love the creamy feel and the natural look. I have this lipstick in two other colors and throw it on everyday. I like that it gives me just the right amount of tint and shine.
2. Smashbox Photo Finish Primer. I don’t use foundation, however I still use this primer. It sets my skin for the my contouring, blush, and bronze. It minimizes the appearance of my pores and I my make-up stays put longer.
bareMinerals bareSkin Complete Coverage Serum: I have really dark under eye circles ( more so since becoming a mom) and this is the only coverage I can find that actually works, and gives me full coverage. This is a must-try! I also use to cover blemishes.
Lora PRO Contour Palette & Brush I have tried a lot of different contouring products and this one is by far the easiest to use. It comes with a guide to show where and what shades to contour where. It also comes with a brush to apply both the contour and highlight, which is really nice.
Sigma Brow Powder Duo and Sigma Brow Brush. This is a life changer right here. I take my brows pretty seriously (because I have none) so I need a great brow product. After trying lots of different brow products, the sigma powder and brushes are by far superior. I love the powder duo gives me the control to mix the shades to match exactly my brow color. The brush is very thin and gives that natural looking brow.
M.A.C. Creamblend Blush. Can you see the small finger prints in my blush? Yes, that happened and Sutton got this blush everywhere, so disclaimer, keep away from kids! So this blush will last you a VERY long time. I think I have had mine for 4 years now, it might be expired! I love the cremeblend, because all you need is a small finger dab and apply on the apples of your cheeks. It gives you a hydrated, dewy fresh, sun kissed cheeks.
Stilla Liquid Eyeliner. I love a liquid eyeliner because it’s fast, easy, and really makes your lashes look longer and gives your eye that extra glam. Days when I don’t wear a lot of eye make-up, I will just swipe a line on and go.
M.A.C. Haute & Naughty Lash Mascara The second I started wearing this mascara my friends and sisters were asking if I had false lashes or lash extensions in. This mascara dramatically adds volume and length. My favorite mascara by far!