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Hat | Sunglasses | Scarf | Top (gift) | Skirt | Sandals | Bag (gift) | Lipstick

I love adding a pop of red to my outfits and thought that this bag and lipstick would be the perfect touches to this black on denim outfit. I just feel like it gives the overall outfit some “umph” you know?

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I’ve owned this long skinny black scarf for a while and always love finding new ways to wear it. Earlier in the year I wore it around my neck like this, but think it would also be really cute tied in a bow over a crisp white button down.

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Photos by: Lydia Hudgens

How do you guys feel about the color red? Do you like wearing it or does it feel intimidating or too bold?

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I have some more exciting news you guys! A few weeks ago, I teamed up with my girls, Krystal and Grace for an exclusive swim cover-up collab and photoshoot for Cooper & Ella x Dream Hotels! You can now shop “The Christine”, “The Krystal” and “The Grace” prints at The Beach at Dream Downtown at their pop-up inside the hotel, so definitely swing by if you’re in the area. (The weekly summer pop-up will be every Thursday until August, weather permitting, and day passes to the pool are $65, which you can purchase in the lobby.) You can preview the collection here!

Click through to see more photos from our photoshoot at The Beach – there are some fun ones!

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Video by Stanton Productions

I’m so excited to finally be able to announce my partnership with Sassoon as a Sassoon Style Influencer! I’ve been working with the brand for the past couple months now and have been in and out of the salon working working with the Color Director, Valencia to create the perfect shade of blonde and the Senior Creative Director, Elaine, to shape and cut my hair to just the right length.

Last month, my sweet friend Krystal came into the salon with me one afternoon and we selected hairstyles off of their Blow & Style menu. The team then created a fun video of our time there and some fun behind the scenes to show you how it’s done. I hope you guys enjoy!

 

 

Happy Monday! I’m officially in Utah with my parents and so excited to be here! I flew in this morning to meet them, then had lunch with family friends before driving out to Bryce Canyon where we will be for the next week or so. We plan to set up our base camp there, explore the surrounding area as well as spend some time in Zion National Park. The hikes look incredible!

Because I always love reading other people’s packing posts, (especially when panicking the night before a trip and have no idea what I am bringing) I thought I would create one for this trip. I wanted to pack on the lighter side since our activities are mainly going to be hiking, swimming, sitting around the campfire and checking out the nearby towns, so I stuck with my favorite basics and pieces that would pair well together.

Here is a run down of what I brought!

Packing Post - Utah!

Photo by Jason Durtschi, layout by me.

If you have any favorite hikes or suggestions on where we should go in the area, please let me know! xo

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Sunglasses | Belt | Scarf | Hat | Jacket | Shirt | Skirt | Shoes | Bag

When I add something new into my closet, I usually try to incorporate my Mom’s advice that it should go with at least five things. This is not to say I don’t have a couple separates like statement blouses or patterned pieces that might be a bit more unique and harder to integrate or remix, but for the most part, I like my closet to be fairly cohesive and have everything go together. Case in point, this skirt. I have found so many ways to wear it and will be sharing all of the looks over the next week or so, but I’ve found it to be really versatile! And since it’s not a super heavy material, coupled with the light shade of denim, it makes for the perfect summer skirt! See how I’ve previously styled it here!

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Photos by Lydia Hudgens

(This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Matrix. All opinions are 100% mine.)

Whenever I go into a salon to get my hair done, the stylist always comments on the fact that I have fine hair but a ton of it, which can be great because with the right product they can create a ton of volume and I can keep my hair styled without it falling flat in five minutes. But like I said, it all depends what product I use. The problem usually begins with my shampoo and conditioner, since anything too heavy immediately takes the “umph” out of my hair…

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Hat | Sunglasses | Jacket | Tank | Skirt | Booties

I hope you all have a fantastic Memorial Day weekend! I just found out that one of my best girlfriends from Seattle booked trip out to see me super last minute and is arriving here Sunday morning. Eeeee, I’m over the moon!

Anyway, be safe, wear sunscreen and I’ll see you back here next week! xo

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Photos by Lydia Hudgens

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Photo by Gray Malin

(This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Lands’ End. All opinions are 100% mine.)

Can you guys believe that Memorial Day weekend is just a few days away?! To kickoff summer, Lands’ End has declared that today (May 23rd) is National Swimsuit Day and are offering 50% off their entire swim collection plus free expedited shipping for Friday delivery to guarantee that you’ll get your swimsuit before the long holiday weekend! How awesome is that?

Finding a suit that fits just right, can be quite the difficult task and feel really daunting, but luckily Lands’ End offers assistance online with their Swim Finder, which is an interactive tool to help discover the best swimsuits based upon body shape and preferences, while also providing tips on to how to take proper swimsuit measurements. The brand also has swim fit experts on-hand, whether you prefer calling or using their live chat, they are ready to help you find the perfect-fitting swimsuit! Personally, I always struggle to find a two piece that fits both my top and bottom since I run larger in the bust area but if I aim to fit the top, the bottoms tend to run too big. Luckily, at Lands’ End, you can mix and match the collections to find a suit that is juuuuust right for your body shape!

So to celebrate swimsuits, warmer weather and long weekends, I teamed up with the brand to show you four of my favorite suits and how you can easily transition your swimwear from the beach to brunch (preferably with a mimosa waiting) in just minutes. First up, this cute striped one piece!

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Striped Swimsuit

I love mixing and matching patterns and really like how these printed shorts look paired with this classic striped one piece. I kept the rest of the look fairly neutral to keep the focal point on the suit and then draped a chambray button down over my shoulders as a finishing touch.

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Floral Swimsuit

For this floral and feminine two-piece I wanted to draw out the green in the otherwise pink and white pattern, so I grabbed my dark olive utility shirt to use as a “cover up” and then went more casual by slipping on my favorite oversized denim shorts, which actually used to be my Dad’s work jeans! Then I brought in a little pattern play with my striped espadrilles but kept the rest of the look pretty classic with a traditional Panama hat, cognac leather tote and tortoise shell sunnies.

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Palm Leaf Swimsuit

This might be my favorite suit next to the striped one. How cute is the palm leaves?! I integrated pattern play once again, and love how the blue pastel stripes compliment the muted pink and green leaf print. I wanted to keep this outfit light and bright so I opted for white sandals and a canvas tote, and topped the whole look off with my favorite woven straw hat and John Lennon-esque sunglasses.

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Paisley Swimsuit

I went for a slightly dressier style when styling this paisley swimsuit and wore these fuchsia shorts that I felt matched well with the pattern, and really pulled out the pretty purple color. Then instead of draping the chambray shirt over my shoulders like before, I decided to tie it up at the waist, which helps defines my shape and creates a nice juxtaposition next to the flowy material of the shorts.

I hope you guys enjoyed this post and let me know if you have any questions! xo

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