Monday, October 20, 2014

How I Style Halloween Without Looking Halloween-y
With (+ a refashion story)

Phew, okay, sorry about the longgg post title. Hehe. But hey, Halloween is near!! One of the things I will miss most about being graduated form BYU is seeing all of the crazy costumes students will wear to campus. It's the best! While I do love dressing up and having fun, sometimes I feel weird going all out. So I'd rather celebrate, subtly. If you're like me, here is an idea for you of what to wear on Halloween without looking Halloween-y! 

Black and orange are the obvious colors to wear for this holiday. But for my outfit, I decided to swap the orange for gold, and wear it with lots of black! The skirt I am wearing used to be a dress. I thrifted it, and it was so pretty! However, it was hard for me to wear since it was a tube-top style dress, and I just had no idea how to make it look cute. It mostly sat around in my closet for the past three and a half years, and it was due for a makeover!
wearing the dress in 2011 going out with girlfriends before we all headed out to sophomore year of college!

So yep, I hacked the dress and now I can wear it with more tops for different looks! And don't worry, I still have the adorable bow. I'm thinking I will make it so the bow can be pinned on the skirt, or off if I want a different look! 

To celebrate Halloween, is having a fun promotion-- the Halloween Creepstakes! They are giving you the chance to win $100 in daily prize giveaways and a $3,000 grand prize! This ends on October 31st, so get entering!! also has a magazine called The Good Stuff. They have plenty of great Halloween Ideas on The Good Stuff, so be sure to check it out for some great Halloween inspiration, from treats to decor to costumes!

How do you guys style Halloween without looking too Halloween-y?
Thanks so much for reading, and don't forget to enter the Halloween Creepstakes!

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Saturday, October 18, 2014

Dove Pure Care Dry Oil Product Review

Thank you Dove for sponsoring this post. Try the Dove Pure Care Dry Oil collection today!

Dove is not only a brand that I love-- it is a company that I respect. I really admire all of their inspiring campaign videos that make me feel so empowered and beautiful. Dove has come out with a new line of amazing hair products- the Dove Pure Care Dry Oil Products. Women want silky hair but without the all the heavy products that claim to nourish and add shine. The Dove Pure Care Dry Oil Products are suitable for all hair types, and the result after using them you'll have hair that is five times silkier (after just one wash!) and will hold throughout the day.

For someone who has damaged ends, these products help my hair to feel restored and soft again. My very first impression of these products? The great smell! I opened up my package with these products in it, and immediately could smell the soft, warm aroma of the products! I've been using these products, and love that it nourishes my hair without making it feel greasy or heavy.

I'm loving these products, and I think you will, too! Be sure to take the Dove Silky Hair Dare-- Dove Hair is daring women everywhere to try Dove Pure Care Dry Oil Products and fall in love with the touch and feel of your hair or your money back now until December 31, 2014*!

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I love that these products help to hold my hair without lots of other heavy products. A fun hair trend I've noticed recently are lots and lots of braids! I wish my hair were longer so I could wear it in a fishtail braid side-pony, but for now little braids will do :-)
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I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls Collective and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.

Friday, October 17, 2014

The Formula of Fall

A handmade scarf + cozy sweater x leggings + 2(Bearpaw boot) = The formula of fall. Something they don't teach you in algebra class ;)

There is something so special about a handmade scarf. Emily, the shop owner of Lovely Little Jems, makes beautiful chunky cowl scarves that are perfect for fall. Today I'm wearing her Dusty Rose scarf (how could I stay away from PINK?;). She also sells darling headbands for both adult and baby (love THIS) and chunky scarves for babies (look at THIS... I die!!).

Be sure to follow her shop on Instagram (@LovelyLittleJems), and take advantage of the code Rachel10 for 10% off of your order! This code expires on October 31st, so don't hesitate!! :-)
I found a ton of "leopard print" leaves, lol! so cute. I hope it wasn't fungus or something....
sweater: c/o Sosie || scarf: c/o Lovely Little Gems || Leggings: F21 || boots: c/o BearPaw

Thank you guys for reading this week! Your comments mean so much! Have a cozy weekend! xO
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