Get Ready With Me – Feminine Loose Curls

Hi guys! I have filmed another tutorial for you showing how I curl my hair when I wear my looser, feminine curls. I have done my hair like this dozens of times, and gotten a lot of compliments on it. I thought it would be nice to show you how I do it! I’m using a 1 and 1/4 inch Hot Tools curling wand that I got from Ulta. You can also use a large barrel curling iron if you lift the clip and wrap the hair around the barrel. A wand is much easier, though.

I hope you guys enjoy this tutorial! Leave me a comment below and let me know if you guys want to see more of these :-). (I have to figure out how to change the thumbnail image on my videos. I’m learning a little new something everyday!)

Happy Trails!

Stacey



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Late Summer LookBook

Since going back to work, I’ve been able to rock some of my new professional clothes I got while I was on leave. It sounds crazy to say, considering some of you are probably the exact opposite, that I really missed wearing work clothes and feeling polished and professional! Being the girly girl that I am, I’m very much into fashion as well as makeup and beauty. I’ve made an effort to take pictures of work and going out outfits for the past month or so so I could post a LookBook for you guys! I was thinking about doing a monthly professional one with some bonus going out or casual looks for good measure :-). Would you guys like that? Let me know in the comments below.

I’ve learned over the years that you don’t have to break the bank to have a cute, trendy wardrobe. You’ll see what I mean when I tell you where I got my outfits. I’ll do my best to try and remember all of the places, but forgive me if I’ve forgotten. Some stuff I bought a long time ago, and just hadn’t had a chance to wear yet. Let’s get to the pics!

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I posted this picture on Instagram a few weeks ago. The cardigan and skirt are from Kohls, and the shoes are from Nordstrom. I was so proud that I wore heels for 5 hours at work! 

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I got this grey dress with lace detail at Kohls, as well. I absolutely fell in love with it as soon as I saw it! It is by Elle. The shoes are from Payless!

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The shirt is from Kohls, and the pants from Target (Mossimo.) I believe I got the shoes from Ross last year. Nude heels are an absolute must-have. They go with so many things, and are always a win when they’re worn the right way. The necklace is from Kohls. Check it out up close:

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When wearing such a statement piece, it is best to make the rest of your outfit a good background, and not too busy with patterns or detail. Less is more.

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This dress is another great example of style on a budget. It is Calvin Klein from Ross, and I paid $39.99 for it. The shoes are Tory Burch. NOT a budget item. There are always some exceptions to the rules: Tory Burch, Lululemon, Coach……I mean let’s be real.

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My going out dress this month is this pink strapless number from NastyGal. My friend from high school, Larra, had it on in a pic, and I had to have it! She found and sent me the link to it, and it was on clearance for $21!! Would you have ever guessed that?? The shoes are from Aldo, and were between $60-70 I think. 

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Necklace is from JCPenney, and purse is JLo from Kohls. I have actually found some cute stuff from JCP lately. There is a freestanding one by my house that has a Sephora in it, so of course that’s originally why I went :-). I noticed some cute stuff on my way out one day, so I did some perusing and was impressed! Great prices, too!

That’s it for this month. Thanks so much for stopping by, and leave me a comment below if you’d like to see more posts like this.

Happy Trails!

Stacey



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The Last Three Weeks in Pics

Man, working full time and trying to do as many blog posts as I want is really tough! I am really behind, and want to try and catch up really fast, so I’m going to share a bunch of pictures with you guys from the last few weeks. I have some OOTD pics that I’m going to share in a separate LookBook post very soon. I have a lot of ideas flowing, and I’m just trying to get them organized and make a plan. I can’t wait to get them going! Ok, lets check out some pics:

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In case any of you were wondering how to properly clean makeup brushes, I wash mine with baby shampoo, and lay them out to dry slightly inclined so and dripping water falls away from the base. Its super simple and cheap!

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I’ve really been loving this lip balm from Well at Walgreens! It is shaped similar to the EOS ones, but reminds me of Burts Bees beeswax lip balm. It feels tingly on the lips, and provides nice moisture without feeling gooped on. Plus, it’s shaped like a little beehive!

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I finally got my official certificate for passing the BCACP exam. I’m so excited to get to frame it at my store!! Studying for and taking the exam was worth every second of time and effort I put into it. I am SO SO glad I made the decision to do it. I feel like I came back to work an even better pharmacist than I was when I left.

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This is a look that I did for work one day last week using my MAC and MUG (Makeup Geek) eyeshadows (including Beaches and Cream, Barcelona Beach, Cocoa Bear, and Brown Script) with the Vegas Lights MUG pigment. I love the way it turned out! I think these colors can go well with brown, green and blue eyes, but will especially make green and blue eyes pop. 

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Louisville opened their football season with a huge win against Miami in their ACC debut. What’s up, ACC? The Cards are in the house! 

I had my annual live fantasy football draft with some good friends the same night. A lot of these friends happen to be from the Miami/Ft. Lauderdale area, ironically. They just loved it when I walked in decked out in Cards gear ;-).

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The draft went well for me! Check out our board:

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It was great to see Whalen! He’s one of the best store managers I’ve had the honor to work with in my day.

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The next day, my friend Claudine took me out to lunch to celebrate life! Check out the amazing tuna sashimi at Sakana! Thanks again for lunch, girl!!

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That night, I decided there was a need for relaxation. I love my bathroom and garden tub!!

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Not the best picture, but you guys get the point. I used this new bath elixir from Boots Botanics:

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It smells amazing! Reminds me of fall, because it’s a little bit spicy. Thanks to Tati for the recommendation!

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Saturday, I put some pork tenderloin in the crockpot with BBQ sauce and water. There’s nothing quite like some great pulled pork BBQ for game day! Ali said she agrees:

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This last Saturday night, Lisa, Michelle and I went out to dinner at The Roaring Fork in Scottsdale. It was fantastic!!! Check out this medium rare filet:

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MONEY!! The mushrooms I ordered to go with it were nothing to write home about, but the steak was cooked perfectly! You could taste the wood fired flavor. I really enjoyed it! We also split a fantastic salad:

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Who doesn’t love a chance to dress up!?

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….and wear hot, sexy heels!

That’s all for now. I just need to get all of my ducks in a row and start putting my ideas to “paper.” I am so glad to have this weekend off! 

You guys have a great rest of your week, and I’ll see you soon!

Happy Trails,

Stacey



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