My Favorite Self Tanner

My quest for the perfect self-tanner started back in 2001. This 18 year journey has taken me from oompa-loompa to now, a bronzed Goddess. How did I become a bronzed Goddess? Tan Luxe. It truly gives you the most gorgeous, soft, I just got back from the beach, tan.

My biggest complaint about self tanner has never been the color but the smell. I don’t know if my skin soaks self-tanner in too much or the PH balance doesn’t match but I ALWAYS feel like I stink of self-tanner up until it fades away. However, and I am not just saying this, I do not get that same awful smell when I use Tan Luxe. There is a tiny hint of tanner but after I shower I never smell it again.

On days I want a full body tan I use, The Gradual. I put it on after my nighttime shower and sleep in it. I wash it off first thing in the morning and I emerge looking like I just got kissed by the sun. Even my husband, who doesn’t even notice when I change my hair, has commented on what a good tan I have. Or maybe that just shows how awful my previous self-tanning experiences have been.

Lastly, my favorite part is they make, The Face, which are drops you add to your personal daily moisturizer and they add a hint of gradual color. I first noticed my friends face seemed to have this gorgeous glow so I had to figure out what they were using, it was always The Face. It is such an unbelievable product but it sells out quickly! If you have the opportunity to buy it, BUY IT RIGHT THEN!

The Find
Whereabouts: Dallas, TX

at home • The Placemat

I recently went to a lunch at a beautiful home in Punta Cana. The table was set to perfection, which had me realizing I needed to up my placemat game! These Deborah Rhodes placemats were the same we ate on that day (except in green). I purchased the natural color immediately and am now wanting the pale pink! They are GORGEOUS! buy them here

• The Three Swimsuits I Love

Searching for a swimsuit is daunting, especially post baby. For my recent trip I purchased so many options that did not work. It was so discouraging. I finally found three that I really liked and are worthy of sharing! You can check out the swimsuits and read the post by clicking here.

BIG NEWS, BIG MOVE

This is a photo of Eleanor and myself looking for home inspiration because we are moving! I have been holding this in for months! My husband did not want me talking about this but after months of pleading I can finally share the news!

What a process and turn of events this has been. For years we always wanted to buy the lot next to our current home and either expand our home or build a new one. Two years ago our neighbor put her house on the market and we jumped at the opportunity to make our dreams a reality. The area we currently live has completely changed in the last 10 years. It was an up-and-coming neighborhood that is now established. The housing values have skyrocketed making it a safe investment, so we decided to start building our dream house. We completed the plans for our new home and started interviewing builders. However, after Eleanor was born, things changed.

My husband works in real-estate and is completely comfortable with the entire process. Me, I felt 100,000% overwhelmed before we even decided on a builder. I felt like I was drowning in anxiety over all the decisions that were to be made. I hated the process and quickly realized it wasn’t for me. So this feeling coupled withe urge for a change of scenery made us decided to stop the building process and look at what was available on the market.

There are only two areas in Dallas I was open to moving to. After touring homes in both areas, we were starting to feel defeated. Either the home needed SO much work or the lot had zero backyard (something very important to use). We weren’t finding the right fit and it was becoming really frustrating. However, I kept telling myself the right home will come. And it did! Brice happened to be on an app at the exact moment this one house popped up. We were obsessed! It had everything we wanted: location, 4 bedrooms, updated, natural light, big windows, separate rooms, a huge backyard, a pool and a game room. And come to find out the house was posted by accident and wasn’t supposed to go live for another two months. We felt like it was meant to be!

We asked to see the house regardless, knowing we couldn’t move in for almost 5 months. We toured it, fell in love, and went under contract. However, this all happened months ago! We now have a few more months to go and I can not wait! This house will be perfect for our family and I can’t wait to make lots of memories!

I have hired a designer to do the interiors and I am so excited to show you everything we have come up with!  Home interiors are my secret passion in life so I am super excited to take you along on this process!!!

Outfits • $14 Statement Earring

All of a sudden I have such a love for statement earrings. Since I dress pretty minimal I have found that it can add the pop my outfits often need. I absolutely love these sparkly earrings from Bauble Bar. They look like they are $50 but are on sale for $14! shop them here

Outfits • The Kids Sweater

I bought this for Eleanor a few months ago and received so many questions. But what I really want to know, does it come in my size? It is the sweetest little kids sweater and I can’t wait to dress Eleanor in it. It would also make for the perfect gift! shop it here

at home • The Vintage Chocolate

Thinking of the perfect gift to bring over to a hostess is sometimes difficult. However, receiving this box of chocolates in this gorgeous vintage tin would make any hostess happy! I am going to buy these and have a few on hand when I need the perfect little gift! shop it here 

Vintage Hermes Scarf Love

It doesn’t matter if it is winter or spring my go-to for dressing up an outfit: a silk scarf. You can be wearing jeans and a t-shirt or a simple t-shirt dress and the silk scarf instantly elevates the look. I am not making this up, I wear my simple Zara dress with my Mother-in-Laws vintage Hermes silk scarf and I get stopped all the time from people telling me they love my outfit. However, when I just wear the simple Zara dress, not a thing. Is that proof enough that the scarf can elevate any look?

Here are my favorite vintage Hermes scarves from around the web:
Click the photo to shop the scarf

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