The Best Labor Day SALES 2017It’s almost Labor Day, which means… I turn 21 and there are tons of amazing sales going on!

I am so excited about some of these. Since we’re going to Italy for our honeymoon, I need a few fall pieces and a few of my favorite stores, such as J. Crew and Asos are definitely encouraging that this weekend. 😉 I will be sharing my #1 favorite product (okay, maybe more than just one) from each skincare brand, and something that I’ve recently ordered from the clothing websites. Let’s just go ahead and get into what you came here for.

 

Skincare

Leahlani Skincare (15% off with the code “GOODVIBES”) #1 favorite product: Champagne Serum, #2 Kalima Cleansing Powder, #3 Mermaid Mask

Lavanilla (25% off with code “LAVLABORDAY17”) #1 favorite: Vanilla Grapefruit Fragrance, #2 Healthy Vanilla Candle

Integrity Botanicals (15% off orders of $100 or more with code “LABORDAY”) #1 Osmia Organics Night Body Oil, #2 Mahalo Cleansing Melt (AMAZING)

Organic Skin USA (20% off sitewide with code “SAVEBIG”) #1 Cacao Tanning Mousse (best organic self-tanner!), #2 Face Tan Water

Z Natural Life (20% off sitewide no code needed) Still my #1 favorite deodorant and “Clean” is my favorite scent.

 

Fashion

ASOS (20% off with code “LABORYAY”) THIS skirt is perfect for fall and THIS one is perfect for special occasions

J. Crew (30% off your entire purchase with code “YESPLEASE”) THIS bag is an all-around perfect crossbody!

LOFT (40% off your purchase no code needed) THIS is the absolute perfect sweater for fall and incredibly soft. I just bought it in cream a few days ago! It runs big, so I bought a xs/s.

Nordstrom Rack (extra 25% off clearance!) I just purchased these heels and these pointed loafers (they run a tad big).

 

I am so excited to share with you some updates on our special day! I have been working with WeddingWire throughout my wedding planning process, and they have been such an amazing aid. I truly didn’t know what I was getting myself into and WeddingWire has made the process much more simple. Our date is October 18th, which is QUICKLY approaching and we still feel as if we have incredible amounts of tasks to complete. Today, I wanted to share with you two things that have been checked off my list: wedding day heels and my garter!

Wedding Planning Update #3 (My Garter + Shoes!)

I know what you’re thinking; and yes, that is the most beautiful garter ever made.

One day, I was watching a YouTube video by the insanely beautiful Mallory Ervin, (who is my new YouTube obsession, seriously go check her out) and she was talking about all the details of her special day. I’ll link the specific video HERE. She held up her garters by the company Agata Maria Couture. It was love at first sight for me, and I instantly visited their website.

Garters were something that I hadn’t even thought about yet, but they are such an important detail, and I didn’t want the average poor quality garter that looked like everyone else’s. The one in the pictures just spoke to me and I knew it would match my dress perfectly. I chose the Jasmine garter in honey. I then emailed Agata Maria and asked if they would be interested in an official collaboration, and they graciously accepted. I actually received the garter yesterday and I had to share it with you all as soon as possible. I loved it that much!

Wedding Planning Update #3 (My Garter + Shoes!)

As for heels, I wanted something classic and comfortable while still being beautiful. I truly love these from J. Crew. What I love about these heels is that I can wear them to other events other than my wedding since they’re so classic! They were also on sale and were much cheaper than some of the others I was looking at. 😉

Wedding Planning Update #3 (My Garter + Shoes!)

Wedding Planning Update #3 (My Garter + Shoes!)

I was hoping that by now, I could officially share some tips and details on the groomsmen’s suits, but the details aren’t 100% worked out yet. Ironically, I was looking for a certain grey tweed suit and couldn’t find it anywhere. As I was searching the web, I ran across this forum on WeddingWire and someone recommended a website that has the exact suit that I need. Also, it is very affordable! I will check back in with you all regarding that topic in the near future.

Wedding Planning Update #3 (My Garter + Shoes!)

That’s all that I have to share today, but I will be back very soon! If you are engaged, or plan to be, I highly recommend utilizing the tools on WeddingWire. I have to start my seating chart for my reception very soon, and I will be using the feature on their website, which makes it SO easy.

And of course, if you are looking for a garter, Agata Maria‘s are simply the best of the best. They even have a stunning light blue one with pearls!

I want to say thank you to each and every one of you who took time out of your day to read this post. Have a wonderful rest of your day and may God bless you abundantly!

 

I have been wearing Undercover Waterwear swimwear for quite some time now, and I have never been disappointed with any of their items. I did a collaboration with them before, and loved the items so much that I ended up buying some, too. When Undercover Waterwear emailed me and asked if I was interested in doing another collaboration, I immediately accepted. These two newest pieces to my collection are so cute, modern, and practical, too! I definitely feel like the pieces I have from this company are the most stylish modest swimwear that I have found and trust me, I have done my research! I love everything they have in black and white! This black swim dress hits right at my knee, and is so comfortable and easy to wear. It also doesn’t stretch tons in the water like most swim dresses. I love the white stripe down the side too! I am wearing a medium, which is my normal size, and it fits perfectly.

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This white swim shirt with the zipper in the front is also adorable and I love how you can zip it to your desired neck line. This runs true to size and the sleeves are normally fitted and don’t slide up when they’re wet. The size I am wearing is one size up from my normal size since they were out of mediums, so it’s a little more loose than the same top I have in black. I paired the white top with my black midi swim skirt. I love how these are straight and look much more feminine than most swim skirts that I have seen. These run true to size for me as well!

I wear long, tight shorts underneath my swim skirts and dresses, which you can find at Walmart, Dick’s Sporting Goods, and Academy, or any sporting goods store near you. 🙂

 

 

 

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I hope you all enjoyed this post! I also wanted to mention that these sunglasses can be found here, and they’re definitely my most-worn ever since buying them from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale.

Thank you again, Undercover Waterwear for sending me these beautiful pieces to do a review on. If you are thinking about buying something from this incredible company, I definitely recommend doing so!

 

Hello again, everyone!

I am so excited to be doing a long overdue blog post featuring Z Natural Life‘s new skincare collection! Now, you that follow me on Instagram, or the ones that may have seen this blog post know that I am a big fan of their deodorants and still use them to this day. When they emailed me and let me know that they were coming out with a skincare collection, I truly knew immediately that I would love it. Let me tell ya, they did not disappoint. I have been using them for the last month and I wanted to wait a while before posting this to make sure I had solid reviews for each product and told you everything that you need to know. Let’s get into the review, shall we?

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The Hydrating Overnight Mask is the product that I was most excited about before receiving the products. I love anything that is going to rejuvenate my skin overnight. I feel like evenings are the most crucial time for a solid skincare routine because your skin gathers so much build up from dirt and oil throughout the day and using a great cleanser (this is my favorite) and applying a highly moisturizing product right before bed does wonders. I apply a layer of this overnight mask to my face immediately after cleansing my face. The texture is actually my favorite thing about this product. It is incredibly silky and lightweight, which are two things that are rare with overnight treatments, for they are usually very thick. This mask also has a very light pleasant scent, which makes it perfect for most people!

After letting my skin drink up the amazing ingredients in this mask overnight, I wake up with smooth, hydrated, glowing skin. I’m happy to say that I have zero complaints about this product and since it is priced at only $19.99, it is very affordable for natural, vegan skincare! And with ingredients like olive squalane (balances moisture), sodium hyaluronate (deeply hydrates skin), avocado oil (absorbs quickly) and more, you truly can’t go wrong.

Z Natural Life Facial Care Collection Review

The Revitalizing Facial Serum is without doubt, my favorite product from the three and so far, my most-used. I love facial oils, but sometimes they tend to be heavy and end up clogging your pores. This is the perfect mix between a serum and an oil consistency. It is extremely lightweight and I love how it sinks into my skin SO fast. Those are the exact things I look for in a daily moisturizer and this one has been my go-to for the last few weeks. I have even recommended it to some of my friends!

I use about four drops for my face and neck combined and sometimes I apply this before applying the overnight mask for an extra boost of hydration. Some of it’s key ingredients are olive squalane, jojoba oil, hemp oil, rosehip fruit oil, and of course more incredibly moisturizing ingredients and some filled with antioxidants and omega rich fatty acids. This serum is only $24.99 and I truly recommend you trying it out.

Z Natural Life Facial Care Collection Review

The last product we have to talk about is the Energizing Facial Mask. This product is made to cater to ALL skin types and I believe it does just that. It is a brown color and has a pleasant scent that is fairly light. I love masks that combat a lot of skin issues at one time. This mask is moisturizing, energizing, and detoxifying! Now this contains some INCREDIBLE ingredients and my skin absolutely loves this mask. Some of the ingredients are Pelavie Black Silt, kaolin and bentonite clay, vitamin C, green tea and licorice extracts, and sodium hyaluronate. If you aren’t familiar with those ingredients, basically… they’re all amazing skin-loving and will provide actual results. I apply a light layer of this mask onto my skin and let it sit for around 20 minutes and then of course wash off with warm water.

You may be thinking, “I have dry skin and typically can’t use detoxifying masks!” Well, I hear ya. I have dry, sensitive skin and most detoxifying masks leave my face very red and that kiiiiind of scares me, but this one didn’t at all. Since it uses mainly kaolin clay to draw out those toxins in your skin, you don’t have to worry because it is extremely gentle while still being effective.

This mask is also $19.99 and really is a great product if you just want to bring life back into your skin! That is all I have to share with you at the moment, but I hope you found this post helpful and if you decide to try any of these products out, please let me know how they work for you!

 

 

*Thank you to Z Natural Life for sponsoring this post. All opinions are 100% my own.


1. Grey Ribbed Cardigan $60 (size down) | 2.Barefoot Dreams Cardigan $75 (tts) | 3. Kenneth Cole Cardigan/Coat $130 (size down for a fitted sleeve, order regular size if you want the sleeves loose) | 4. Dreamers Plum Tunic Sweater $30 (tts)  5. Grey Bell Sleeve Sweater $40 (bought in cream and it is even prettier in person– size down) | 6. Bow Shirt $50 (can be worn so many different ways and I ordered a medium) | 7. Ruffle Hem Skirt $60 (true to size) | 8UGG Boots $165 (tts, but go up a half size if you wear thick socks) | 9. Le Specs Aviator Glasses $60 (so cool in person) | 10. Halogen Leather Slides $60 (I ordered my regular size, but some say to size up) | 11. Blush Velvet Heels $80 (definitely run big- order a half size down) | 12. Grey Slides $50 (tts and SO comfortable) | 13. Plush Throw $26 (comes in several colors and is THE SOFTEST blanket I own)

 

TTS means true to size if you are wondering. 😉

 

The NSALE is FINALLY open to the public, so I wanted to do one more post sharing with everyone the items that I bought that are still in stock (the majority) and how the sizing runs. I hope you all enjoyed this post! I save up for this sale every year because it is the perfect time to stock up on new season fall attire at a discounted price! I haven’t gotten everything in yet, but what I am most excited about so far is the Kenneth Cole coat and the Halogen Leather Slides! Both are going to be perfect for fall and I can’t wait to wear some of these pieces on my trip to Italyyyyy. 😉 If you have your eye on something, make sure to act fast! The sale items sell out SO quickly. Have a wonderful day everyone, and happy shopping!