Nothing beats having a healthy, white smile and I’m so excited to announce that I’m teaming up with Smile Brilliant to give away a Sonic toothbrush. This toothbrush is valued at 129. Use the link below to enter or enjoy 20 percent off by using my special code! 20 Percent Code:savedclassyandchic20
Game Day tips for Mercedes Benz Stadium: Arrive several hours ahead of the game so you can enjoy the fan activities and also find parking. Parking is usual double if not triple what it usually is during the week. We parked across from the CNN Center and parking was 40.00. So, that’s an average depending on the game.
Next, save a little time to explore Atlanta. The CNN Center, Ga Aquarium and Centennial Park are all favorites of mine. And, what trip to Atlanta wouldn’t be complete without visiting The Varsity? Be sure to stop by one of Atlanta’s Most Memorial Landmarks.
So, here’s a little throwback to the SEC Championship! I chose this look because I was cold, I knew I would be doing a lot of walking and I also wanted to be cute/comfy. So, what did I do? I decided to give my feet a break and opt for a casual/cute look.
I have a ton of Free People sweaters. They are my investment pieces because they last a long time and they’re warm! I paired a blue Free People sweater with a hat, jeggings and my black fur mules. My two favorite companies for leggings are: Hue and Agnes and Dora. They have so many varieties and they’re made well. You will see me in a fresh pair mules when it cools off because I absolutely wear these shoes out! The best 30 dollars I have ever spent, honestly!
So, how do you develop a signature Game Day style? Wear what makes you feel like yourself… For the warmer games, skip the foundation. Accent your eyes and lips. Curl or straighten your hair in a way that it will best adapt to the humidity. Set your makeup. Trust me, in the south it’s important to wear a good makeup setting spray.
Don’t invest in so much team logo apparel, instead buy items that are the same colors as your favorite team so you can wear them longer. And, find a clear bag that you love carrying. There are so many varieties of clear bags, find one that will go well with a lot of outfits.
Back to school shopping was one of the most exciting times of the summer. Exciting if I found what I was looking for, but if I didn’t see the style of clothing I wanted to achieve my overall look, I set off visit yet another store. How convenient it is now that we have the internet! We can look up styles on social media and also purchase items online without the hassle of waiting in line at the store. But, what if you haven’t figured out your signature look just yet? That’s okay, today’s blog post will walk you through some fun ideas for this school year. I’m teaming up with Barely Xtensions to talk about reinventing your style!
2019 Back to School Styles
Look Stylish, Comfortable & Confident As You Hit the Classroom
ATLANTA (Aug. 26, 2019) – According to a recent report released by Deloitte, a record $27.8B will be spent on back-to-school shopping this year. That’s is an average of $519 per student! Each year, shopping surges in late July and early August, accounting for 62% of $17.3B of all Back to School spending. By these numbers, it is easy to say that students want to look their best when they hit the classroom this fall. And parents are right in step with this trend.
“Actually, girls want to look cute and stylish for back-to-school season, and the guys want to look great,” says Nadine Mullings, Brand & Product Development Director at Barely Xtensions. “Whether students are looking to enhance their current look or completely re-invent their style, this is the perfect time of year to do it.
“I like to tell back-to-school students to have fun with fashion, accessories, makeup and hair. Most importantly, look for smart ways to feel comfortable and confident as you start this new school year!”
So, with Back-to-School in mind, here are some quick beauty tips for the new year:
Layered and Loose.
Comfort and style can be achieved with this trend.
Oversized jeans cinched at the waist with a belt and a tucked-in shirt make a fashion statement. Add a bow ponytail, sassy side braid or a front twist bun to complete the look. It’s easy, it’s casual, it’s fun and most of all: it works!
Or you can rock along, boho skirt layered with a cozy t-shirt, fringed poncho or soft button-down shirt. Add long earrings, layers of necklaces and an armful of colorful bangles for a comfy, yet cute ensemble.
Romance is back in the air, especially with the addition of dresses, necklines, puffy sleeves and flowing hair!
Wear these dreamy styles with casual, loose waves to look like a modern day princess or Game of Thrones siren. Then add volume and play with color by wearing hair extensions by Barely Xtensions—they’re so cute and natural that no one will ever know!
With new products like the Volcanic Lava Ceramic Pro Spin N Curl, there are plenty of ways to get the rippled cascade of swirls that are perfect and sweet. Finish your stylish look off with soft pink lipstick or gloss and natural, rosy blush.
Grab your favorite band t-shirt, add biker or jean shorts, black jeans and combat boots and you’ve got a rocking look.
Want to go full-on rocker? Add drama with a hair gloss treatment, color spray, or bold new color. If you want the look without the commitment, blend in a few color hair extensions to get a colorful look without ever touching a drop of dye. Add black or dark grey eyeliner or a bright red lipstick to become totally rocker-chic.
Lace up and Look Out.
Getting ready for school, work or the big game is the same — lace up and look out. This year, laces are in! Embrace this trend in a variety of ways. Wear cute jeans with lace-up details up the legs. Also, try t-shirts, tunics or bodysuits that lace up at the neckline or down the sides.
Tall boots that lace to the knee are a renaissance look that’s appropriate (and adorable) for the classroom, and they’re perfect transition pieces for fall. Finally, grab a colorful ribbon or cord to weave through a low ponytail for a darling laced-up look that’s totally on-trend.
Textured and Lectured.
Sadly, the days at the beach are being traded in for hours in the classroom, but you can hold on to that summer look for a bit longer. Even if your hair is pin-straight, create beachy waves using tools like The Bed Head Swerve and Curve Waver & Wand.
This “magic wand” gives you a styling advantage and you will look like you’ve had a carefree day hanging on the shore by creating natural-looking beachy waves. Finish this style with a blast of sea-salt spray and/or texturizing spray to add some texture and volume. Or use your favorite hair spray to keep the look from fading throughout the day.
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Your smile is an outward expression to the world that represents happiness, confidence and peace! Many people have asked me how I maintain my smile, and the truth is… I always look for great dental products that not only take care of my teeth but they also help me achieve a whiter smile. I wore braces for several years so I would like to protect the investment made on my smile. So, if you’ve been leery of trying a new toothbrush, now is the time to try Smile Brilliant. Nothing beats having a healthy, white smile and I’m so excited to announce that I’m teaming up with Smile Brilliant to give away a Sonic toothbrush. This toothbrush is valued at 129. Use the link below to enter or enjoy 20 percent off by using my special code! 20 Percent Code:savedclassyandchic20 Smile Brilliant Giveaway Link
If Game Day Attire is what you’re looking for or maybe you’re looking for unique looks to take you into the Fall! Be sure to check all of the fabulous New Arrivals! I am going to be incorporating all of these styles into Fall and Winter wardrobe! Thank you again to all who have continued to support.
Shop these cute items here: New Arrivals
You have two options in this life, let your circumstances succumb you or get up a live!
I’m teaming up with @ellieactivewear to bring you a review of their August subscription box! I love comfy, cute workout gear and @Ellieactivewear certainly didn’t disappoint. Whether I’m doing yoga, out in nature, working out at the gym or going to a class at the gym, I want to know my outfit is comfortable and stylish. So, maybe you’ve been asking yourself-Why should I buy an @ellieactivewear subscription box? Well, here’s a few reasons why you should. “First,
You’ve got options. A new collection launches the first of every month. Choose 1 of 3 pre-styled fitness
looks, designed by women for women. That’s an entire 3-piece outfit to keep for just $39.95—plus free shipping. Or add 2 fitness accessories for just $10 more!
Try this on for size. You don’t have time for complicated. Ellie understands this. You can log in to adjust your sizing preferences for each item before it ships. If the fit or feel of an item doesn’t excite you, we’ll replace it at no extra charge.
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Traveling is fun, but I love staying organized when I travel is so important. So, when I was able to try Beauty and the Box’s travel organizer I was psyched to be able to organize my makeup and have a place to get ready before I start my day. Here’s some of the awesome features Beauty and the Box has:
“THE BEAUTY TRAVELER
THE GENIUS, POP-UP ORGANIZER FOR THE TRAVELING WOMAN OR WOMAN AT HOME.
THE BEAUTY TRAVELER’S unique design includes 3 POP-UP cosmetic boxes that travel flat for convenience. When you get to where you are going, the boxes pop-up intuitively.
Because cosmetics come in all shapes and sizes, organizers and storage solutions should adapt to the differences – one size just does not fit all. In fact, 70% of makeup items are VERTICAL. That’s the key to THE BEAUTY TRAVELER’S innovation.
Each box is cleverly stair-stepped to hold mascaras, pencils, brushes, lipsticks. The boxes fit securely into a base which fits into the sturdy, go-anywhere tray, so makeup won’t wobble around or fall over. There’s additional room on the tray for lotions, foundations, eye palettes and more.
THE BEAUTY TRAVELER frees you up, sets you up and gets you ready for makeup in an instant.
Think of THE BEAUTY TRAVELER as your personal beauty counter.”
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I imagine God creating women to be beams of light… Light that points people directly to the cross, speaks life into desperate situations and directs people to the word when they need it the most. At the same time, I believe a woman’s broken times often catapult other women to build authentic relationships with one another. If you’re open about what you’ve been through, a shift in the atmosphere happens when veils are lifted. I believe friendships where nothing is hidden and confidentially is valued are some of the best friendships.
God wants to see a generation of women who truly love him. I can confidently say that I know God is tired of our generation playing church. God wants strong women who step in and love people back to life, not women who say one thing and do another. Sis, you’re fooling yourself if you think you can love God and treat people poorly. Every single person on this world is God’s special somebody and no matter how you look at it, if you want to be an ambassador for Christ you must first recognize that ministry happens every day with the people you come in contact with. How are you treating people? Do you only treat people well who you think can do something for you? What about the women you don’t like? Am I saying women should aim to be perfect? We all make mistakes, but I am saying that we must do better. Satan loves to pit women against each other because He knows how powerful united women are for the Kingdom. So, I’ll ask you this…What are you doing for the Kingdom? Are you helping or hindering the Kingdom? My prayer is that you’re fiercely representing the king by loving women back to life. “Inspirational Speaker Anita Ford
Please let all of this sink in. Life is short, friends. So, here’s the thing, I’m not everyone’s cup of tea and I don’t strive to be. I LOVE who I am and those who don’t like me are missing out on being friends with a wonderful person. Unfortunately, a lot of people don’t like themselves so they project the same negative energy on to others. Be who you’re called to be and make no apologies for being authentic. Send good out in the world. Be a great friend. Be someone who supports others. Don’t be jealous or covet what other people have. Be happy for others when they win. Pray for people when they lose. Stop trying to gain approval from people. Your approval and worth is found in Christ. If you live for people’s compliments, you’ll always suffer when they criticize you. -Inspirational Speaker Anita Ford