Leopard Blouse

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Leopard Top c/o || Skinny Jeans || Blush & Glitter Loafers || Sunglasses || Rebecca Minkoff Bag || Earrings || Circle Hexagon Ring c/o || 

Hello friends! Leopard has been one of my long time favorite prints as far back as I can remember. Even Ava is quite a fan of the print and likes to point it out every time we see it. This lightweight blouse combines two details I adore. A bow tie at the neck and of course the leopard print. The top feels so comfortable with a looser fit. It looks best when tucked into either a pair of jeans or a skirt. I particularly enjoy pairing leopard with colors of the season. It really does act as a neutral!

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xo, Amanda  

Favorite Beauty Products Updated

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Sailor Cleansing Oil || No Poreblem Primer c/o || Jafra Beauty Highlighter Stick c/o || 

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No Poreblem Primer c/o || Jafra Beauty Highlighter Stick c/o ||

Happy Easter Monday! Today I’m highlighting some of my favorite beauty products I’ve been using over the past couple of months. Almost all of these products are ones I tried on my own, only four of them being sent to me to try out, but I ended up loving them so much and kept them as a part of my daily routine. Many of these started out as products I wanted to try based on what they promised to do and how yummy or beautiful they smelled. What can I say, how something smells is a big part of it! I can tell you every single one of these products delivered on their promises and make either my morning, nighttime, or relaxing bath time much more enjoyable.

Speaking of the bath, I’m obsessed with all of Dr. Teals products for the bath. The pink Himalayan being my favorite scent. I keep multiples of these on hand at all times. Before my bath or shower, I’ll use Sailors Face Oil to take off my makeup and cleanse my skin. It’s so relaxing to use and works very well leaving my skin clean without the tightness soap can give. You can also add a few drops of the oil to your favorite moisturizer. I also love their deep blue face moisturizer, which smells like fruity pebbles! It’s lightweight and doesn’t leave any greasy residue behind. Of course, the nautical theme is what caught my eye to begin with. Their products use ingredients found in the ocean, which I love. I also use the Pixi face mask during my bath once or twice a week. These masks are AMAZING. My skin literally glows after using these. I’m beyond impressed. Another product that has me under its spell is Dr. Botanicals Moroccan Rose Oil. This smells like rose candy. I use four drops for my face and neck both morning and night. It’s been an game changer giving my skin the right amount of moisturize and actually gives me this beautiful glow. I’ve already ordered my second bottle!

Soap And Glory and Love Beauty And Planet both have amazing body products for in the bath/shower and after you get out. I love using the Murmuru Butter And Rose Body Lotion at night. This smells sooo yummy and gives me skin a little shimmer. It’s so beautiful. In the morning I love using Paradise Glossed Body Oil, which has a yummy fruity smell reminding me of paradise. It goes on light and leaves my skin glowing. The retro print also gives me the biggest thrill! 

As far as hair goes, there’s a few new favorites here that I’ve incorporated into my routine and also Ava’s. She loves the Cake products because they smell like vanilla icing and strawberry lemonade. She’s a scent girl too! I found both the hairspray and wave maker at Rite Aid. The hairspray and hair oil from Kristin Ess work exceptionally well. The hairspray locks my hair into place and also gives it this subtle shine. Now, this does not have a delicious smell or anything, it just WORKS. The hair serum I like because you can use it anywhere on both wet and dry hair. It does not make my hair look oily rather giving it moisture on the ends and making them look healthy. The shampoo and conditioner from Love Beauty And Plant leave my hair feeling so lightweight and bouncy. There’s not other way to describe it, my hair literally feels so lightweight. They both smell amazing too. I still use my MoroccanOil hair products as well, usually rotating between these. The MoroccanOil Oil Treatment cannot be beat. I’ve been using it for quite a while now and can not find anything that comes close to it.

I look forward to using these products every single day. Let me know if you try any of them and what you think! 

xo, Amanda  

One Enchanted Evening

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Pink Gown || Similar Gold Clutch || Similar Rose Gold Sandals || Earrings || Pink & Blue Co. Bracelet c/o || Circle Hexagon Ring c/o || 

Good morning and happy Good Friday, dear friends! This dress from Chicwish is truly the life of the party! It’s a gorgeously made gown, the silky material is a nice heavy fabric, with a halter neck and stunning bow at the waist or back deciding on how you tie it. Talk about elegantly chic!

I hope everyone has a wonderful Easter holiday! Ava’s beyond excited for the bunny to arrive and it means the world to me to see that light and excitement on her face. We’ll be doing an egg hunt, basket hunt, church, and a lunch/dinner to celebrate. What an amazing time of the year. He Is Risen!!!!

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Blue Polka Dots

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Retro Stage Blue Polka Dot Dress c/o || White Disc Hat || Sunglasses || Similar Cirlce Bag || Similar Sandals || Pink & Blue Co. Bracelet c/o || Circle Hexagon Ring c/o ||  

Good morning, everyone! When I first saw this blue polka dot dress, I thought of Lucille Ball in I Love Lucy. From there on out, I was completely sold! Reminiscent of the 1950s, this dress has cute cap sleeves and a self tie bow at the waist. It hits just above my knee and has a slight stretch to it making the fit very comfortable. To complete the retro style, I opted for white accessories, which also remind me of the gorgeous summertime. Whether a picnic in the park or an ice cream date, this look is sure to be sweet. I’m wearing a size small for reference.

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xo, Amanda  

Tweed Dress A La Jackie Kennedy

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Pink Tweed Dress c/o || Blush Bow Flats || Sunglasses || Similar Circle Bag || Blush Hair Clip || Jackie Kennedy Pearl Earrings || Pink & Blue Co. Bracelet c/o || Circle Hexagon Ring c/o ||  

Good morning, friends! Every time I see a tweed dress, I instantly think of Jackie Kennedy. She wore quite a bit of tweed throughout her life, typically a jacket and skirt set, and always looked beyond stylish in them. There’s no denying her grace, beauty, and charm, which always have and still continue to inspire me to this day. This tweed dress from a Chicwish conjures up retro vibes and soft romantic notions with it’s blush hue, mid-length sleeves, and a sheer self-tie bowknot. Even the sleeves have sheer ruffles along with cuffs. A charming frock that will add elegance to your spring wardrobe!

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xo, Amanda  

Ballerina Party

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Bow Knot Dress c/o || LC Lauren Conrad Bow Shoes (Old, Similar) || Freyrs Sunglasses c/o || Pearl Clutch || Jackie Kennedy Pearl Earrings || Pink & Blue Co Bracelet c/o || Circle Hexagon Ring c/o || Pearl Necklace ||  

Good morning, friends! As soon as I saw this dress from Chicwish, I immediately thought of a ballerina. A black and blush combo always remind me of a ballerina with their effortless grace and beauty. This dress encompasses all of that and more with its scrolled neck, bowknot belt, and pleated design on the waist. It’s an elegant dress fit for the most smashing of parties. It fits true to size. I’m wearing an XS.

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xo, Amanda  

Sunshine State Of Mind

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Retro Stage Yellow Polka Dot Dress c/o || Similar Clutch || Sunglasses || Yellow Wedge Espadrilles || Gold Hoop Earrings || Circle Hexagon Ring c/o || Pink & Blue Co. Bracelet ||

Good morning and happy Wednesday! One of the colors I’ve been gravitating towards this past year is yellow. I love how happy and alive it feels. Pair it with some fun polka dots and you have one retro-tastic ensemble!

Don’t forget, right now, you can receive  $6 off a $40+ order at Retro-Stage with the code: AMANDA40

OR

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xo, Amanda  

Minty Sweet // Our Easter Dresses

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Retro Stage Mint Floral Dress c/o || Similar Mint Bag || Similar Mint Heels || Pink Bow Barrette || Pink & Blue Co. Bracelet c/o || Circle Hexagon Ring c/o || Ava’s Pink Flats || Ava’s Mint Floral Dress ( Cracker Barrel, Similar)  ||

Good morning, friends! With the Easter holiday right around the corner, I thought it would be a good time to show the outfits we’ll be wearing this year. Ava actually picked hers out before I got mine. She loves anything mint colored right now so it was no surprise when she choose her mint floral dress. She looks absolutely darling so ready for spring! I even recently put a mint cover on my phone, which Ava insisted we use during the photos. Anything mint lol! I’ve always loved matching with Ava, just as my mom had done with me, and couldn’t resist this mint floral embroidery dress with its whimsical retro feel. Everything about it reminds me of a romantic spring dream. It fits true to size. I’m wearing a size small.

Right now, you can receive  $6 off a $40+ order at Retro-Stage with the code: AMANDA40

OR

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All Things Hair

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All Things Hair Box c/o || Dove Dry Shampoo || Queen Bee Salt Infused Texture Spray || Love Beauty And Planet Shampoo || Love Beauty And Planet Conditioner || Similar Dress Here And Here ||

Happy Friday, friends! Who out there loves to have a good hair day? *Raises hand* I know for sure that I do! A good hair day always makes me feel as if I can conquer any task and take on the world. The editors at All Things Hair hand picked this specific hair style box of products based on my hair type and lifestyle. I couldn’t be happier with these selections! The Love Beauty And Planet shampoo and conditioner not only smell amazing, but they make my hair feel silky soft and smooth. I tend to wash my hair every other day and use a dry shampoo in between. This one from Dove soaks up any next day oil and leaves my hair with some nice volume and freshness. Plus, it has a beautiful floral scent. My go-to hair product is always a sea salt spray. I spray this in after towel drying to enhance my natural waves and let my hair air dry overnight. I’ve used various ones in the past, most notably this one which has been my favorite for years. The queen beach salt infused texture spray gave my hair some richness, while still remaining soft. It’s almost a cross between a sea salt spray and a texturizer, but without the crunchiness! 

All Things Hair has a newsletter series, tips, tutorials, hair inspiration, and favorite hair products all on their site. It’s quite a treat for anyone who wants to give their hair some good care or looking to try something fun and different! 

xo, Amanda  

Blush Ruffle Dress

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Blush Ruffle Dress c/o || Picnic Bag || Similar Sandals || Pink and Blue Co. Bracelet c/o || Circle Hexagon Ring c/o || Gold Coin Necklace c/o || Ava’s Dress || Ava’s Rose Gold Sandals ||

Good morning, everyone! We recently had a gorgeous day with temperatures reaching 72 degrees, which was quite literally a heat wave. It brought everyone out to the parks, lakes, sidewalks, stores, and farms. Basically, if you could be outside then you were on that day. After getting some work done, Ava and I headed out for a walk and then a little picnic by our favorite lake. It was not only relaxing, but incredibly refreshing and invigorating.

We dressed in items that also had the same refreshing feeling with chic comfort in mind. My blush dress has beautiful flutter sleeves with buttons down the front and a tie to cinch at the waist. Also, and most importantly, pockets! I swoon every time a dress has pockets. Ava’s dress reminds me so much of spring with it’s pretty pastel stripes. I love these dresses for her since they’re easy and comfortable. She can run around and play easily while still feeling “dressed up.” Her jelly sandals are also a spring and summer staple for her. This year she picked out a rose gold shade. Last year, she got a hot pink version that she literally wore the entire summer and into fall. She loved them that much lol!

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xo, Amanda  

Polka Dot Pose

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Polka Dot Dress c/o || Polka Dot Clutch || Similar Polka Dot Shoes || Pink & Blue Co Bracelet c/o || Pearl and Anchor Bracelet || Jackie Kennedy Pearl Earrings ||  Circle Hexagon Ring c/o ||

A very happy Tuesday to you and welcome to April! It feels so good to finally say hello to April. There are so many wonderful things to look forward to including the warmer weather, flowers blooming, and of course the Easter season. Ava is particularly excited for the bunny to be arriving soon. It’s still a bit cool up my way with some warm days mixed up, but seeing the sun shine is what really makes me smile. It’s an instant mood booster and so refreshing to see after the long gloomy winter days. We’re slowly getting there!

This polka dot dress, with pockets!, is also quite the instant mood booster in my opinion. Polka dots not only remind me of the fabulous retro days, but they're incredibly fun and flirty! Along with the pockets, this dress also features a tie around the waist and a darling collar at the neck. It has a nice weight to it as well. I wore this outfit to church on Sunday where Ava and I were greeters. It was so much fun to welcome everyone in for the service. 

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Currently Craving: Spring Bags

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Floral Clutch || Floral Box Bag || Straw Pearl Bag || Pink Rattan Bag || Pearl Beaded Bag || Straw Circle Crossbody Bag || Rainbow Arc Bag || Circle Rattan Bag || Pink Floral Embellished Clutch ||

Happy Friday, friends! I have not done a currently Craving Post in quite some time. This one is quite overdue! Whether floral, straw, or rattan, all of these bags remind me or spring and even summer too. The best part, all of these are under $55, making them affordable to update and give a little refresh to your wardrobe. 

I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend! Ava and I are heading to see Dumbo in theaters and cannot wait. We first saw the preview for Dumbo while watching Mary Poppins back in December so we’ve been waiting a few months for this one. It’s exciting that it’s finally here! 

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xo, Amanda  

Part & Parcel

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Part & Parcel Greeting Cards c/o || Mary Poppins Umbrella Top || Skirt || Writing Desk || Pink Chair || Rifle & Paper Co. Pen || Star Globe || Pineapple Photo Clip ||

Good morning and happy Wednesday! I’m very excited to be teaming up with Part & Parcel, a monthly greeting card subscription service, for a fun giveaway today! Receiving a handwritten note or unique greeting card in the mail puts the biggest smile on my face and instantly brightens my day. It lets the reader know you took time out of your busy day to pen a letter with them in mind. Last month I wrote a post on the art of the handwritten note here. This is the perfect compliment to it!

Part & Parcel make it their mission to spread more happiness through snail mail. Let’s be honest, it means so much more receiving a card in the mail than it does by e-mail text. It’s the personal touch we all crave. Each month their customers receive a package with unique cards (stamps included!) made by independent and artisan card makers. It’s important to keep in touch with our loved ones and to also always have a card on hand when needed! 

To find out more about the giveaway, head to my Instagram here. In addition to the giveaway, you can use the discount code ENCHANTINGELEGANCE for 50% off the first month of a subscription.  

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xo, Amanda  

Glossy Eggstravaganza

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Glossybox Easter Egg c/o || Rose Coin Necklace c/o || Circle Hexagon Ring c/o || 

Good morning, friends! Ava and I recently decorated our table for Easter and what perfect timing! The Glossybox Easter Egg, filled with beauty favorites for spring, arrived and fits in beautifully with our table decor. Ava was extra excited for the chocolate eggs lol. This would make a fantastic Easter gift for any beauty fan in your life! 

Inside you’ll find a highlighter stick from Jafra Cosmetics, building a beautiful glow in a pinky sheen color packed with nourishing Vitamin E. Lips need some help? Patchology’s Lip Service Gloss To Balm will give you a burst of moisture for the ultimate soft pout. Hyaluronic acid, aloe, and honey give much needed hydration! Want to make your eyes pop? There’s two products inside to help with that! Dome Beauty’s vibrantly pigmented shadow Eye Jewel in pink diamond and Erno Laszlo’s Multi-Task Eye Serum Mask. Using a silky hydrogel formula, soaked in a serum made with algae, Vitamin B3, amino acids and allantoin, which give quick results to target all of you undereye woes. Let’s not forget about our nails too. Lauren B’s nail polish have fun and unique colors, all fantastic for changing your manicure to fit your most fabulous mood. 

   xo, Amanda                          

Healthy Living // Meidcal Medium

Raspberry and Lime Chai Pudding Parfait  

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Coconut Tortilla Chips and Salsa  (This recipe I made up myself)

Tomatoes, Cilantro, Olive Oil, Lime Juice, Onions, Salt and Pepper.

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Fresh Celery Juice  16oz on an empty stomach (wait 1/2 hour to eat)

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Black Bean Humus

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Pumpkin Pie Pancakes  

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Honey Berries  

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 Wild Blueberry Pancakes

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Good morning dear friends and happy Monday! I’ve always been one to watch what I eat, though never eliminating anything from my diet. Eating healthy has always been important to me, but I would never “diet” or exclude food, only keeping the “bad” food in moderation. I recently came across The Medical Medium’s Instagram account through Selma Blair, who was recently diagnosed with MS, the illness my mom bravely fought for 16 years. She was showcasing her morning celery juice, which is the cornerstone of the Medical Medium’s healthy lifestyle. Celery juice is taking the world by storm! Read more about it here.

Always curious about eating the best I can, I spent a few hours reading through Anthony’s blog posts, Instagram posts, and testimony from readers of his books all over the the world. There’s a wealth of information, and I highly encourage you to read through some of it, but these are the key points:

  • No dairy (I drink Almond Milk)

  • No eggs

  • No corn

  • No canola oil

  • No soy

  • No gluten

Eating only fresh foods from the earth, and either limiting or completely eliminating processed foods, will have a tremendous impact on your health and overall well being. Eating this way should eliminate the heavy metals, toxins, parasites, and virus’s, living within the body. The goal is to cleanse and heal the liver, thyroid, and gut of these. I do use some processed foods, though they all follow the guidelines above and are organic like the Coconut Tortilla Chips I have with the salsa. Wegman’s has their Marketplace section, which is amazing for finding healthy snacks and foods. Below are some of the snacks I found at Wegmans. The Hippeas are from Target.

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I started with the celery juice, 16oz of fresh celery juice each morning on a empty stomach and then waiting half of an hour before eating. Read more about how celery juice heals HERE. It’s all about their mineral salts reducing inflammation and neurotoxins! I feel extremely energized, calm, and alert after starting about 3 weeks ago. I do not need to have coffee anymore either! Overall, after starting to eat cleaner, I have less digestive issues (bloating, burping,) and feel more alive than ever. I was also starting to experience some neuropathy type issues along with muscle soreness in my legs, which has also disappeared as well. My brother jokingly calls this my dirt diet, though he’s not completely incorrect, haha.

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The above photos are just some of the recipes I’ve tried (and loved) over the last few weeks. I also eat a ton of fruit and vegetables throughout the day. After my celery juice, I have a bowl of the berries with honey and a green tea. I then eat an apple and a banana followed by a small bowl of raspberries and a cutie (orange). The raspberries and tangerine “help prevent the calcium loss that can occur as the thyroid virus forces the body to use its calcium stores to wall off the virus in nodules and cysts, both in the thyroid itself and throughout the body. Help prevent osteoporosis.” At lunchtime, I have coconut water with a salad I made up of organic spinach, hearts of romaine lettuce, broccoli sprouts, cilantro, cucumber slices, nut cheese (Parmela Creamery found at Wegmans), and fajita chicken (I make a batch of this a head of time and save for my salads throughout the week.) I’ll also make cucumber juice to have along with some more fruit to snack on (cantaloupe, watermelon, carrots, zucchini spears, kale chips (2tbs eevo tossed with some fresh kale, salt and pepper, bake for 10 mins) kiwis, grapes, strawberries). I’ll also snack on some baby carrots and the black bean hummus or I’ll make guacamole or the fresh salsa. Dinner is really a toss up and different everyday, but my morning breakfast, lunch, and snacks are pretty much the same everyday. The pancakes for dinner is always fun or zucchini pasta, salmon and veggies (mushrooms, brussel sprouts, red peppers), seasoned chicken, or even a soup. Sometimes I’ll make the parfait for dinner and it’s soooo filling!

Anothy also has kids recipes available, thank goodness! Kids are notoriously picky eaters, especially with health food, but I’ve always been very lucky with Ava. She eats a lot of fruit and some vegetables throughout the day anyway. Shes also a big fan of the pancakes, parfait, and the healthy snacks we found at Wegmans and Target. Kid approved! 

  

 

xo, Amanda 

Tassel Tweed & A Bow

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Tweed Dress c/o || Blush Mules || Similar Blush Gold Studded Bag || Pink & Blue Co. Bracelet c/o || 

Happy Friday, friends! There’s something quite endearing and charming about a bow. Whether on a blouse, dress, bag, tied into your hair, or even the transitional bow-tie, it never loses its allure. This tassel tweed dress alone is beyond lovely, and perfect for the transitional spring weather I might add, but adding in the bowknot broach is the quintessential cherry on top. It elevates the dress to a higher level giving it that special touch. The best part? Since the bow is a broach, you can remove it and wear it with other items!

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xo, Amanda  

Happy First Day Of Spring

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Floral Dress c/o || Yellow Wedge Espadrilles || Wicker Bag || Pink Bow Ribbon Straw Hat || Sunglasses ||  Flower Earrings ||

Happy first day of spring, everyone!! My little chick and I have been anxiously waiting for this day and are so happy that it has finally arrived. A few days ago we got a taste of spring with highs in the 70s, blue skies, and an abundance of sunshine. We were outside almost the entire day. It was absolutely wonderful! We went to the park to walk and go to the playground followed by a trip to Hillside for some ice cream and photos. After that, we looked for signs of spring on another trip followed by a sunset drive. It was quite the magical day. Ava and I wanted to look our spring best with florals and colors to match the new season. She even put her own outfit together!

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xo, Amanda  

New Dainty Pieces

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Leopard Earrings c/o || Hexagon Ring c/o || Rose Coin Necklace c/o || Eyelash Sweater || Pants (Similar) ||  Cap Toe Pumps || 

Good morning and happy Tuesday! I recently came across a jewelry company, J.Bubs, and fell in love with all of their pieces. Their jewelry has a modern glam feel to it with affordable prices and on trend pieces. Their dainty items, 3 of which I’m wearing above, are my favorite. The hexagon ring is 14k gold plated and is perfect for layering or wearing alone. The leopard kite earrings have a faux fur feel (very soft to touch) and look incredibly chic. The rose coin necklace is 18k gold plated and oh so lovely to wear. Coin necklaces are all the rage right now and with good reason. I chose the “rose” coin since it reminds me of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, one of my favorite Disney movies. Use the code amanda25 for 25% off of your J.Bubs order. The code is good for 48 hours!

  

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xo, Amanda  

Transition Into Spring

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Sail To Sable Coat c/o || Gingham Dress c/o || Wedge Espadrilles || Straw Hat || Straw Bag c/o || 

Happy Friday, friends! White tweed, big gold buttons, and a knee length cut make this coat from Sail To Sable elegant in every single way. It’s been my go-to this season for the transition into warmer spring weather. I’m completely over winter and also strongly hoping we do not get any more snow storms. Fingers crossed! I’ve been starting to store away my winter outterwear and looking for a coat for the cooler spring days. This tweed one has a fresh feel with a light lining to keep me warm until we hit those 70 degree days. It also features a stand up collar and a fit and flare silhouette. I paired the coat with a fun gingham dress and yellow wedge espadrilles

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xo, Amanda  

Enchanted Floral Dreams

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Floral Dress c/o || Straw Hat || Vintage Kate Spade Bag (Similar) || Wedge Espadrilles || Pink & Blue Co. Bracelet c/o || 

There’s nothing dreamier to me than a gorgeous sunset with soft beautiful light filtering through. Add some floral blooms and you have one enchanting evening. This was a look I put together for one of the warmer days we had and I might add, one of my favorite looks to date. The sunshine absolutely enlivened my senses and brought a sense of happiness along with the promise of spring soon to come. Along with the weather, this dress put the biggest smile on my face. It’s pretty pleats and darling bow  neck tie add to its feminine beauty. Not to mention the stunning print! Right after shooting these photos, I went to a local church dinner with my dad and received so many lovely compliments on the dress. It was a wonderful evening filled with good food, good company, and an ensemble that has so much springtime charm. 

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xo, Amanda