I'm taking a little blogging break while I serve a LDS mission in Barbados. I'm so excited to start this new adventure!! You can follow along on my Instagram- @lexiefaithdopp. I am so excited to serve my Lord & Savior & the people of Barbados! You can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org!
Send me pretty mail & I will send you pretty mail back! I love getting letters & am so excited to see the postcards on all the islands I will visit! NO PACKAGES PLEASE!
Sister Alexis Faith Dopp
Barbados Bridgetown Mission
Trident Financial Center, Hwy 7
xoxo, Sister Alexis Dopp
I feel like I've tried everything to whiten my teeth. I was approached by Smile Brilliant to try their whitening trays. They are amazing. You make the molds for the trays by yourself at home. It's so easy & there are even extra supplies incase you mess up. I shipped the mold back to Smile Brilliant and in less than two weeks I had my bleach trays in the mail. The trays are so comfortable & soft unlike hard plastic trays I've used before.
Smile Brilliant gives you two different gels to put in the trays. First is a desensitizing gel & the other is the whitening gel. I've been using the product for a few months and have loved the results. I've noticed a whiter smile! Go check out Smile Brilliant if you are looking to get a perfect, pearly white smile.
This year I have been embracing every part of this freezing Utah winter since it's the last one I'm going to have for a while. I've been living in turtle necks, fuzzy coats, and warm winter boots. This winter has been so enjoyable and I know it's because my attitude and outlook has been different. Haha so yes, moral of the story is go buy yourself a new winter wardrobe to help you make it until April. Even if it's only a few sweaters, or heck, go crazy buying new gear at a thrift store. I promise, you'll thank me later.
Has there ever been a time in your life when you've changed your outlook and the situation instantly got better? Tell me in the comments!
Photos by: Alexis Foust Photogrpahy
Earlier this month I was able to collaborate with the brands She Traveled, and Kelly Annie Jewelry. I got to style some of their pieces for this shoot and it was so much fun! Styling shoots always makes me giddy haha.
When I was trying to figure out what to style with this neutral dress, I knew I wanted to not add a lot of layers. To make this one piece look more like an outfit, I added lots of bright jewelry, or staked up neutral necklaces and bracelets to make a subtle statement. How do you like to style neutral pieces? Tell me in the comments below!
2016 was one of the best years of my life. These are some things that I'm planning to continue in 2017 to hopefully make it an equally AMAZING year.
Top: Champion | Pants: Old Navy | Shoes: Sperry | Bag: Anna Nova
2017 is here and I am beyond excited. You can check out my recent Instagram post HERE to read a little about what events took place in 2016 to make the year AMAZING! Make sure you follow along on Instagram to see my personal posts and updates throughout 2017 on Instagram @lexiefaithdopp!!
I usually have a big list of resolutions for the New Year but this year is different. I just have one and it is to LEARN!! I am currently in the best place I've ever been in my life. The happiest, the healthiest (physically, spiritually and mentally), and the most creative. In 2016 I learned to love myself FULLY and can I tell you, it is the best feeling. I recongnize my talents, what makes me beautiful as well as my many many flaws and I've learned to love all of it.
So for 2017 I don't have a list of resoultions, more just a word, "LEARN". I want to learn new things, new techniques, new traits about new people. And hopefully along the way I will morphe into a better person. Because at the end of the day isn't that all what we're trying to achieve? Just becoming a better version of the person we are?
Happy New Year Everyone!
Happy New Years Eve!! This holiday has always turned out so anticlimactic for me. I have big expectations and then it just turns out to be a normal night BUT I always have fun putting together the perfect NYE look. My go to is ALWAYS gold. Sometimes it's a solid gold party dress like this or it can be as simple as gold accents on my nails. LET YOUR METALLICS SHINE TONIGHT!! Get all dressed up, even if you have no where to go. I had such a great year and I can't wait to celebrate it tonight as well as ring in 2017. Comment and tell me what your NYE plans are!
Velvet is back people! And I'm so obsessed. Especially for the holidays!! This dress has been sitting in the back of my mom's closet since before I was born. That's right 1997 baby!! I added some layered necklaces and BOOM, it's ready to wear. The moral of the story is be a clothes hoarder. Fashion recycles itself and it will always come back in style eventually, whether we want it to or not.
dress: Mama Dopp's Closet | necklaces: thrifted
photos by: Anna Boynton
Sometimes I feel like I don't have a specific style. I love feminine pieces, bright colors, dark colors, modern, retro, grunge... seriously I love it all! But that's what makes shopping and getting dressed in the morning so fun for me. There's always something new to try or style.
I also never get rid of clothes! I've had this sweater since 8th grade and it's still going strong! I love the bright contrast against the dark trees and the white snow. What is your style? Or are you a thrifty, quirky girl like me who just loves to try it all? Comment below!!
photos by: Alexis Foust Photography
Embroidered dresses!! They are so cute and I love how you can find them so many places! New, thrifted, online, instores... there are so many styles and brands that are making them. This one is from Cactus and Pine. They have SO MANY cute clothes! I want to buy the whole site!! Use the code 'LEXIE' to get 15% off your order through the weekend!
Over the past year I have been making lifestyle changes to try and be more healthy. At times I have struggled with body image and loving myself but I have learned that everyone's bodies are different and that I need to love and care for the one God gave me. I love setting fitness goals and meeting them. I have found that setting a lot of small goals is better than setting one big goal. It has built my confidence as I meet each goal.
With Christmas and the New Year just around the corner, I have put my favorite fitness products below. These are products I use almost everyday and that I genuinely love. I am no expert or health professional but these are the products that work best for me! Leave your favorite fitness products in the comments below so I can try them out!
I am so in love with this look for fall... which is a shame since there is now so much snow out my window. Anyway... This fall I loved layering this button up dress over my tight dresses or wearing it as vest with some loose dresses. I love this new layering style and will be continuing to wear it throughout the winter. You can never have too many layers!
Today I'm sharing just a few of the most personal gifts I have ever received or given. When the holidays roll around the saying "It's the thought that counts" always comes to mind, and IT'S SO TRUE!! That's why I love personal gifts. It shows that you put so much thought and love into a gift. If you need some ideas, KEEP READING! And in the comments below, tell me your favorite gift that you've ever given or recieved.
Personal Retro Silde Viewer
I know that you're all having flash backs to your childhood dinosaur retro viewer cause I sure am! This gift is one that I received recently and I was so blown away!! I could not believe the creativity and love that went into this gift. This specific one is from Image3D. Does your heart just flutter over this, because mine sure does!!
Jewelry has always been a go to gift. Whether it's an expensive, luxurious necklace or a pair of trendy earrings from Target, jewelry is such a great gift if it has a story to go with it. It can be simple like "I saw this and thought of you because of that time when we..." or it can be a symbol of a big milestone, or life event. Below are some of my favorite pieces of jewelry I have received or given as gifts.
If you follow me on Instagram (@lexiefaithdopp) you may know that this coming March I will be leaving fro 18 months to serve an LDS mission in Barbados. I received this BEAUTIFUL wrap bracelet in the mail from a family friend who makes the most amazing jewlery (Click this link to check her out.) I was so touched that she not only took her time to make this for me to say congratulations about my call but that it was so personal and the coin charm on it is from the place I will be serving.
RINGS RINGS they are magical things! Going from left to right on my hand...
Last year for Christmas this is the gift I gave my cute mama! My mom sometimes can't wear rings because her fingers swell from arthritis. I wanted to get her a mother's ring but came up with this idea instead! I got initial bangles from Alex and Ani, one for each child (Collin, Alexis, Isabella and Jackson) and then handed them over to my mom's talented friend Brianna, who makes beautiful jewlery. She added the birthstones of each of my siblings. I loved how it turned out!
Personal Photo Snowglobe
I have always collected snow globes and I loved adding this one to my collection. Plus, it's just a super cute and unique way to give a photo as a gift! Here is the link to go snag a snowglobe for ALL YOUR FRIENDS!!
Custom artwork is such a thoughtful and personal gift! Go through local artists or search out people online to create a gift that will mean the world to whoever you are giving it to. Below are some of the orders I have received that were given as a gift! CLICK HERE to place an order! Also follow along with @lexiefaithdesigns on Instagram!
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This post is quick and simple. I love shift dresses!!! They allow me to express my inner Jackie Kennedy and I love them in every color and pattern! Also, got check out Alexis Foust Photography. She is so talented, all you Utah homies... go check her out! Sorry for the casual post. Go check out my Instagram (@lexiefaithdopp) to see what's been happening in my life! Happy Monday loves!!
This is my first and last political post. I have had so many mixed emotions today. All day I have been trying to figure out how to write them all down. I've debated even sharing my feelings but after hours of thought decided to just go for it.
The candidate I voted for unfortunately didn't win. However, I am supporting our new leader with an open mind and hoping to see positive change within our nation. I hope for healing and to reunite. I challenge everyone to go watch both Hillary & Trump's speeches. BOTH OF THEM, no matter what side you are on, or if you're not even on a side at all. May we have an openmind to appreciate and respect one another's values, hopes and dreams. We don't have to agree with them but respect is key.
Today I have learned I cannot look to one person to fix all the things I think need to be changed. I need to be doing my part to bring joy, hope and happiness to my family, friends and my community. That alone can make a change and make a difference. Barbra Bush said "Your success as a family, our success as a society, depends not on what happens in the White House but on what happens in your house." This is such a great reminder that I can make a difference. I can and I will do all I can to love my neighbor and try my best to be a Christlike friend, daughter, sister, and human being.
I've gotten a lot of questions about my hair and my washing schedule. I only wash my hair once a week and people ask me how I can go that long all the time. First of all, I had to train my hair. Going every other day, then every two days, three, four, and so on, until I got to a week. Now I wash my hair every Sunday night. Then I have a little schedule I do to help my wash last the longest and keep it looking good and not dirty.
Monday: Natrual hair
Tuesday: Curls with my curling Iron
Wednesday: Second day curls
Thursday: Third day curls, dry shampoo on roots & oil on ends
Saturday: Braids, or high pony
Sunday: high pony or messy bun
What is your washing schedule?
Today's post is a little lesson on how to build the perfect outfit!! Having a perfectly put together outfit can do wonders for your confidence, especially when you're dressing for a special event! Let me share with you the steps I took to create this outfit!
Top: Forever 21 | Dress: Banana Republic | Bag: Obey | Shoes: Charles by Charles David | Watch: BKE | Bangles: Alex and Ani | Gel Nail Color: CND Hollywood
Autumn is in the air but I have a feeling it won't be here for long. The snow is starting to glaze the tops of the mountains surrounding me and I can feel that winter is coming fast. I love this color palette and how it perfectly matches the trees. Not only is this dress adorable but purchasing one helps a great cause! All proceeds from your orders go towards infertility treatments for hopeful mommies. Head over to Carissa Miss now and pick up one of these pretty dresses!
Sweater weather is here but I'm more excited for sweater dresses. I have always loved dresses and skirts over pants. I just think they are so much more fun to style. This one is from 11th Thread and I think it is so cute! I can dress it up or down. I especially love the high neckline and collar. Go check out 11th Thread's online shop! Tell me in the comments what your favorite fall style is!
This little jumpsuit has been my go to for a perfect fall outfit!! I love it so much and have received so many compliments from wearing it! Topshop always has amazing prints and fun, unique styles. Some of my favorites are down below! They also have a big sale going on right now so go check them out!!
On the other hand I've been OBSESSED with chokers! I'm not a fan of the 2000 coiled plastic ones but that's just me. However I love all of the other fun designs. This one is from Jo N Arrow! They have a great selection of trendy jewelry that is so affordable. On top of their already low prices, you can use LEXIE15 at checkout to get a discount on your order!!
FALL!! Ah it's my favorite time of year. The temperature is perfect. The things around me smell good; the falling leaves, the crisp air. Things get cozier and colors get darker. I love bright colors from time to time but dark colors just make me happy. Olive is my new color obsession. If you care or can relate, here's a list of my favorites for fall!
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