Red Hot

Disclosure: I was compensated for this shop by Collective Bias, Inc. All opinions are mine alone. #OpticSmiles #CollectiveBias #Ad

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How much red do you own? How much do you wear? Use? Writing this post I have come to realize that red, apparently, is my favorite color. From the clothes and accessories that I wear, to the makeup that I use, to the color of the tube of my new favorite toothpaste, red is everywhere in my life.

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I have to be honest here for a minute, being in college, late nights, doing homework or catching up with my favorite show, sometimes I fall asleep with all my makeup still on. Which also means I don’t brush my teeth at night either. And then I have to lie to my dentist… So I knew that to get myself out of this rut I needed a motivation, some incentive, that I would respond to. And the easiest fix was switching the toothpaste. Colgate® Optic White® Express White Toothpaste provides an easy and fast way for whiter teeth fast. It contains the professionally recommended ingredient hydrogen peroxide to whiten faster.

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I got my tooth paste at Walmart, they have a really nice end cap display with all the products which is very easy to find.

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There is definitely more motivation to brush my teeth at night now ;)

Some additional facts:

  • Colgate® Optic White® Express White Toothpaste has 2 times more of the professionally recommended whitening ingredient (vs. Optic White Sparkling Mint TP).
  • Whiter teeth in just 3 days, just by brushing.
  • There will also be a roaming demo in 550 stores on 2/28/15 to promote the new product. Ambassadors will be roaming aisle giving out $1 off coupons good on Express White Toothpaste. Make sure to check the store list for a location near you).
  • There are 3 sizes available: 3oz & 4.5oz are now available, and the 1.45oz travel size will hit select stores on March 14th.
  • There are 3 sizes available: 3oz & 4.5oz are now available, and the 1.45oz travel size will hit select stores on March 14th.

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Woodbury Lane

 

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Have you heard of Woodbury Lane? It’s my friend Katelyn‘s online store and she has been working so hard on it. It launched today and looks absolutely beautiful!

At Woodbury Lane we believe that great style is defined by pairing simple, quality pieces with a subtle trend.

I know how much work and time and love Katelyn has put into WL, and I hope you love it as much as I do!

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Photography by laurelynsavannahphotography.com

Set for Spring with Rachel’s Lookbook and Lyst

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About a week ago Lyst offered me an exciting opportunity to create a wish list using their app, but there was a twist! The wish list wasn’t for me, it was for my friend Rachel of Rachel’s Lookbook! Rachel and I have been blogger friends, turned real life friends for a few years now, and Lyst helped us treat each other to a special surprise this Valentine’s Day. I know we wouldn’t have been able to make it this fun without them!

So Rachel and I created wish lists for each other, and I must admit, it was very hard not to peek and see what she had on hers. The only thing we exchanged was our sizes! Fortunately enough when your friend is a fashion blogger you get a good sense of their style and taste. I also remembered from a few months ago, when we were talking about Christmas gifts, she mentioned Michael Kors. I knew she loved that brand, so make sure to check out Rachel’s post and see what I surprised her with and the original wish list I created for her.

Rachel did an amazing job picking out my gifts! I got lucky, because everything she ordered came from NastyGal – one of my most favorite online stores! And with all the goodies I got, I am more than ready for spring! I will share more of the pieces and looks on the blog within the next couple of weeks.

I hope you all had a great Valentine’s Day and a special someone to spend it with!


Pop of Color – #thriftstylethursday

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Today’s #ThriftStyleThursday is also a #ThrowBackThursday to last fall, my first semester at the U and the nice and sunny weather, and a day I spent exploring the area around campus.

I wore this light blue linen wrap dress with bright magenta tights and my favorite olive leather jacket.

This was also the last time I wore this dress. As much as I miss it, it was time to donate it.

Tights are a great way to add a pop of color to any outfit!

Make sure to check out everyone else’s #ThriftStyleThursday posts! Thank you Kristi for coming up with this week’s theme :) Next week we will be styling the Pantone color of the year – marsala!


 

Shop here for neon accessories and bags, wrap dresses and leather jackets.

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#ThriftStyleThursday – Denim Days

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For today’s #ThriftStyleThursday post we all styled our favorite pair of thrifted jeans. Thanks Brittany of Lipstick and Yarn for the idea!  And I couldn’t settle on one. So I picked my top 5 pairs!

I love jeans, I have too many pairs, way more than I can ever wear, and I also don’t wash them. I keep my jeans nice and dirty hanging on the pipe rack that Blake built for me. Okay, I guess I should rephrase that. I wash them when they get really dirty. And by really I mean really. A few months ago my friend Melanie (who designs Massimo jeans for Target) told me about denim snobs. Denim snobs are people who can’t spend less than $200 on a pair of jeans, and believe in preserving indigo, so only hand wash their jeans when it’s necessary.

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Step 1: Fill a sink, tub, bucket or other jean-sized vessel with lukewarm water and a small amount of ultra-mild detergent. Woolite Dark is a good bet, but it’s very concentrated, so start with just a couple of teaspoons. Take a deep breath, ignore the anticipated slights from the hip police running through your mind, and put your smelly-ass jeans in the tub. Make sure they’re fully submerged (this may require you to weigh them down).

Step 2: Soak them for about an hour, giving them a stir half way through to loosen any dirt that’s worked its way into the denim.

Step 3: Remove the jeans, drain the tub (of course), and rinse them thoroughly with cold water to remove detergent residue. Roll them up in a dry towel that you don’t mind staining blue to remove some moisture.

Step 4: Hang them out to dry. (Note: Make sure you hang them in a place that has good air movement, as you don’t want your jeans to mildew. Also, take care to hang them somewhere that won’t be ruined by a steady flow of indigo-infused water.) Do not tumble dry, as all that heat will undo your good work. Once your jeans are dry, pull them on and proceed to beat the hell out of ‘em till they need a bath again.

I normally wash my jeans inside out on cold, and never put them in the dryer. It’s worked great for me so far. Here is also a great video I watched in my fashion ethics class last semester.

Now go check out everyone else’s denim posts, I can’t wait to see what everyone styled this week myself! 

Shop jeans, denim skirts and jackets

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White Out #ThriftStyleThursday

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Valenki – Fashion Avenue 2, Dress – Madewell, Sweater – Eileen Fisher, Scarf – Thrifted, Necklace – Thrifted

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Happy Thursday everyone! Tomorrow I leave for Chicago! I am so excited! Sam and I are headed down there right after class! So I have to pack pack pack tonight. Pack for the both of us. I am quickly trying to finish up all the homework I can possibly and impossibly have, because I want to spend as much time with my friends as I can. Sam and I haven’t had a date night for a while, so that’s going to be a whole date weekend. So I am really glad I decided to renew my Russian passport, because otherwise this trip wouldn’t be happening ;)

This week’s #ThriftStyleThursday theme is Winter White out, and for the first time this January I wish we had more snow. I guess it’s all on the East Coast today! Mother Nature is just screwing with us all here in the Midwest. I am still expecting shit to hit the fan in February.

So thank you Megan of Eclecticity for coming up with a theme for this week! Let me know what you think of my outfit, I kind of cheated and it’s not all white, but, let’s be honest, I didn’t even wear all white on my wedding day, so….

Don’t forget to check out everyones posts, all the images below are clickable and the #ThriftStyleThursday logo will take you to our Facebook page, so make sure to like that as well!


 

Bel Kazan

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Classes are in full swing and all of a sudden I am busy with all my assignments and readings. But I love it. It does mean a little less time for the blog. A little less words. Though that’s what we need sometimes – less words.

Here is a dress so beautiful and unique you may think I am weird. It’s a Bel Kazan. And is more of a summer dress than anything. I really don’t care what season it is though, I just want to wear it.

I styled the dress two different ways. Do you like it more with a sweater over it or a leather jacket?

Have a wonderful Tuesday everyone!

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Pinspired #ThriftStyleThursday

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I often see outfits on Pinterest or Instagram and think to myself – I really like this look, I wonder if I could pull it off!

And this is the case with this pinspired outfit. I paired my vintage wool skirt with a hand knit thrifted sweater, my Frye boots and this Duluth Trading company bag! This is my school bag and I absolutely love it, because it fits my laptop, all my notebooks and the ridiculous amount of lipsticks that I carry around with me.

Hope this post inspires you! I am spending the day in bed with my textbooks!

Get my look: Frye boots, plaid skirt, knit sweaters, leather bags.

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Date: Tuesday, January 20th – Thursday 22nd, 2014

Promotion Code: DESIGNER25 

And now my favorite part – Thrift Style Thursday posts! Today’s theme is hosted by Andrea of Little Did You Know!

 



Signature Shade + What Wives Wear Link Up

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I’ve been really into camel color lately, and by really, I mean REALLY!

And maybe it’s a little much for some, I see this look as chic and unique.

A few days ago someone at work said that I have outfits that not many can pull off and I took it as a compliment. Yes, sometimes my clothes may be odd, but they are me and I love the confidence they give me!

Do your outfits express who you are?

Get my look: plaid skirts, camel color sweaters, beige boots.

 

Welcome to the

What Wives Wear Link Up!

Week 37

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This week we are welcoming Zhenya as our guest co-host.Zhenya has always loved fashion since she was drawing designs 

in middle school. 



Her blog Being Zhenya is where she shares her 

passion for blogging. 



Please checkout her blog for style & beauty advice.



Guest Co-Host:

 

What Wives Wear Link Up is a place for wives/moms 

to express their own personal style. 

Link up your favorite outfit post of the week. 

Get inspired while inspiring others!



We will meet and link up every Thursday



Each week the hosts will choose the Top Two looks 

to be featured for the next weeks link up.

Join us each week and we may just pick you!



This week we picked Nora who is sharing a chic look with her son.



Nora is wearing a green metallic pinstriped blazer that is 

detailed with leopard cuffed sleeves.



She is debuting one of her very own lovely silk tie-dye scarves. 

That can be ordered on her website. 



Her black waxed jeans match perfectly with gladiator sandals.



Sofia is wearing a cute & cozy winter look.



Sofia has a black quilted puffer jacket that includes a 

gold accent belt and fur lined hood.



She is also wearing black leggings and black

buckle booties.



Her green beanie hat completes her look.


Nora@Jacket Society


Sofia@Stylishly In Love

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2. Follow your hosts. Leave a comment letting us know you are a new follower and we will be sure to follow back.

 

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Cozy Sweaters – #ThriftStyleThursday

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Welcome to another week of #ThriftStyleThursday! I am so excited we are back on track with our weekly posts! It just makes me so happy!

This week’s host is Beth of Life with Bethie The Boo, and she came up with a cozy sweater theme. This winter I feel like I am the sweater queen! I obtained a lot of new different sweaters, and I am wearing them with everything! I especially love layering them over dresses.

The oversized sweater look is definitely my favorite!

Do you wear a lot of sweaters? What styles do you prefer?

Make sure to head over to other gals’ blogs and check them out! This week we are so excited to have Mounia of Chic-ky join us!

Shop my look: Plaid Skirts and Skorts, Oversized and Grey sweaters, Plaid scarves, and Brown boots.

Missed last week’s #ThriftStyleThursday? No worries, here is the post.

And as a quick reminder, there is a Vanity Fair Lingerie Giveaway going on for Valentine’s Day!

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