Like peanut butter and jelly, some things just work for every woman thus restoring her confidence on even the most challenging days. My peanut butter and jelly happens to be SPANX + Clinique cosmetics. Two brands that help me get out the door feeling my best.
Now I haven't always been an avid SPANX user. Not for any particular reason either. Simply put: I've gotten older and sometimes I just want the added support and smooth lines when I'm wearing that special dress.
I was excited to learn of SPANX launching their Power Series. Long gone are the days of full body get-ups leaving you uncomfortable, sweaty and just overall irritated. The new SPANX POWER SERIES consists of shorter versions of the infamous classics the brand is recognized for.
My personal favorite is the POWER SHORTY. I wear it under skirts, body hugging maxis and under all my cocktail dresses. Let's just say it's a win-win given that my husband was tired of seeing me yank at my undergarments. So classy, right?
The coolest collaboration is currently underway, too! SPANX and Clinique have launched Beauty Besties, a pairing of everyday essentials for girls on the go exclusively at Nordstrom through the end of May.
That means you have TWO more weeks to get out there and get your complimentary consultation along with some of your favorite Clinique products. For me, that's just about any lip product they put out including their lipsticks down to their popular Chubby Sticks.
Girlfriends unite! Let's banish those frumpy lines and raise a glass to more confidence.
Take it from me - a girl who likes to have her peanut butter and jelly and eat it, too!
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I have never met a summer dress that I didn't like...unless it was revealing. That's a different story! Which begs the question: how cute is this tribal lace up version? It's a mere $48 and I love love love the details...poms, print, flare sleeves...all of my favorite things! Isn't it so refreshing to ditch the layers and bare those legs again? I love it!
In approximately eight minutes <as I write this...> I turn another year older. One more year! I could write you this long diatribe about what I've learned this year but we'll save that for my NYE recap. I'll give you the cliff notes. This year I learned one thing:
Let's shop eh? It's been awhile, right? I've been struggling to hit a rhythm with my blog posting schedule...perhaps even hobbling but I will deliver! I promise. I am so excited to enter a new season and in dire need of tops. Why is it we are always low on tops? Is it just me? No worries, I've found some great ones.
P/S Are you as obsessed with bow mules, loafers and sneakers, too? It's literally taking everything in me not to purchase a pair but that's what birthdays are for!
I'm breaking out the sundresses. It's official. <REJOICE> I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend. I had one of the best Mother's Day celebrations thus far. The weather was gorgeous. We hit the zoo, ate lunch outside, took in all the flowers at the Lincoln Park Conservatory and topped it off with a froyo date. It was amazingly perfect and I am so grateful for this little family of mine.
It's always fun to look back and conjure up creative ways to reinvent your wardrobe. It's also a best practice. As my husband so aptly put it the other day, "Are we in the 'wear once' mindset or what?" He asked this after I rented a dress from Rent the Runway. And he's probably right...I have many dresses in my closet but that's a different story for a different day!
Spring is the yin and yang of fashion. It you live in Chicago, you might actually turn both the AC and the heat on within the same day. It's what inspired today's post -- 20 pieces to take you through transition weather. Blouses, denim, dresses and strappy heels. Some of my favorite items and ones that you should stock up on because they never go out of style. I find myself layering a lot during the season because you can always shed the layers = smart dressing!
Twinning is the new black. I'm sure you knew this! Well, looks like I'm on-trend again because this past Easter my girls and I dressed from head to toe in Lola and the Boys. And it was awesome! We wore their leaf dresses which were more than comfortable to entertain in and play in.
If there's one thing you can count on me for...it's bringing you on-trend footwear for every season. I am shoe obsessed. Always have been...always will be. Which makes today's post most delightful as I am ready to embrace the cutest, embellished flats in the form of SANDALS!
When it comes to little lady dresses...I am rendered useless. Just absolute mush. I melt for my girls in dresses and it just so happens that Easter is around the corner, my friends! Meet Pippa & Julie: you're go-to source for the most darling dresses ever!
Oh my lord. It was just Monday and here I am posting at nearly 5pm on Thursday. I realize I need to get my schedule under control. Noted.