Office-Friendly Sleeveless Tops for Summer

sleeveless tops for summer

In the summer, it can be hard to find and style appropriate office attire, because it’s not appropriate to show too much skin in an office environment. Therefore, you have to be real selective in what you choose to wear at work. One of the most difficult decisions you can make when dressing for the summer in finding cool, office-friendly sleeveless tops.

Beauty Oils On-The-Go

on-the-go beauty oils

In the summer, my skin and I gravitate more toward beauty oils to help with all of our moisturizing needs. Since my skin is not as dry in the summer as it is in the winter, I replace my heavy creams for gentle oils. However, unlike the heavy moisturizing creams, most oils can be used for everything from moisturizing your skin to adding shine to your hair. Therefore, I tend to carry a couple of beauty oils in my purse in the warmer months and decided to share with you my current on-the-go beauty oils.

Denim Rompers for Summer

denim rompers

For the past couple of weeks, my sister has been romper crazy. She has searched and bought a handful of rompers for summer, because it’s already getting steamy hot in our area. Now, I feel myself getting caught up in her romper fever. However, I’m more interested in denim rompers for summer.

I’ve always had an appreciation for rompers, especially in the summer, because they are easy to throw on, style with minimal accessories, and can be super comfy. Yes, even denim rompers can be comfortable in the summer. I know most people think of denim as a heavy material and too hot to wear when it get really hot. However, most denim rompers are made with a lightweight denim for cool and comfort.

So, we should all get a denim romper this summer. I found some cute and affordable options and/or inspiration to find the perfect denim romper for you.

LINK-END ROUND-UP: May 20, 2016

link-end round-up

I hope everyone had a great week and ready for this week’s edition of Link-End Round-Up. I’m so glad that Friday is finally here, because I need to take a quick breather from a hectic week. I had many moments of feeling overwhelmed and anxious with all the new things I trying to take on add to my life and business. Luckily, I knew those things come with the territory, but still having to deal with can be too much. Oh, and I drank a lot of coffee this week. Yes, a lot of coffee was consumed despite me trying to fast off of it for awhile. Maybe I’ll try again next week. Just a soft maybe.

FYI, this past Monday was the 5th year anniversary of me being at my current job. To acknowledge the occasion, a co-worker and I hit up a local Mexican restaurant and took full advantage of their all day Happy Hour menu. Celebrating 5 years with $5 margaritas was very appropriate, necessary, and fun. We closed the place down and it was great!

My plans for this weekend including having Saturday brunch with a couple of girlfriends, try to convince my BF to get couple pedicures (so he can pay for both. wink, wink.), and hopefully indulge in some awesome pre-summer, sunny weather. I love and live for lazy weekends. Speaking of “lazy”, I started hashtagging some of my favorite relaxing and easy loves with the hashtag #LazyLadyApproved. So, if you search that tag on Instagram and Twitter, you will be able to see some things that float my lazy boat. Like I said, I’m just starting, but look out for the tag.

In the meantime, have an amazing weekend and let’s catch up next week.

LINK-END ROUND-UP: May 20, 2016

Natural Deodorants

natural deodorants

I have an addiction to deodorants. Actually, it’s pretty easy to get addicted to deodorants. All you have to do is be a 8 year old girl who forgets to wear deodorant on a hot summer day in Memphis and for your older brother to exclaim (loudly) in front of all your shared friends that you’re “musty”. See? Simple. After that, prepare to spend the rest of your life carrying deodorants in your purse, no matter the season. So, yes, I’m addicted to deodorants. Ask my purse! However, in my desire to live a more natural product filled life, I’ve been exploring the world of natural deodorants.

In case you aren’t aware, most known deodorants on the market are loaded with strong chemicals and artificial ingredients, which aren’t necessary the healthiest thing to add to or on your body. Like me, you probably assumed that the point of deodorants is to prevent you from sweating and smelling. Well, that is true. However, in order for the traditional deodorants to do that, they use antiperspirants. Antiperspirants are typically aluminum, parabans, chlorohydrates, and other ingredients that are formulated to prevent you from sweating, but guess what? Your body is supposed to sweat. That’s why we are covered with sweat glands…to sweat. Sweat removes a lot of things from our body including excess water and toxins. So, you shouldn’t want those things lurking around in your body and good ole sweat helps us remove those things. Therefore, that’s one of the reasons I’ve started to use more natural deodorants.