^^From my Instagram @lexiefaithdopp
Earrings: Charming Charlie (Similar) | Dress: FabuLuxe
Junior Prom was so much fun and a night that won't be forgotten!
Dress shopping is so much fun but it is always a struggle and I probably stress my poor mom out because I am so picky. We found this dress at the first store we stopped at which made for a triumphant victory. Since 2013 when Pantone came out with emerald being the color of the year, I've been obsessed! What iconic colors have stuck with you? Also, all of my beautiful prom attendees.. leave links to your Instagram prom pics in the comments and let me know what your inspiration was this prom season!
Earrings: Forever 21 | Top: Forever 21 | Pants: Almost Famous | Shoes: Old Navy
I am loving this fitted chartreuse peplum top this spring! Obviously, because it's a peplum and for those of you who don't know.. I'm sooo obsessed! Another thing that I've been loving this spring are boyfriend jeans. These two make such a great pair! A dressy top with causal bottoms, love this combo. After all, opposites attract! Have a happy Wednesday, and thanks for stopping by!
Top: Nike | Pants: Victoria's Secret PINK | Shoes: Nike
Vacationing is so much fun. Life can be so stressful sometimes and it is nice to be able to take a step back to improve yourself, and to spend time with the wonderful people in your life. I feel like sometimes I come back from a trip 38753937 pounds heavier that when I left. Here are some tips to help you avoid that sluggish feeling when you get back home, but that will allow you to still enjoy your time away from home.
Eat clean when you can:
My first tip to healthy vacationing is to eat clean when you can. I know at restaurants you sometimes want the most carb loaded meal or a big juicy burger, WHICH IS FINE!! Especially on vacation! However if your hotel serves breakfast or you are planning your meals, plan to make those meals healthy. Another thing to do is make sure that your snacks throughout the day are healthy. Try and eat lots of fruits and veggies for snacks so you can save your splurge calories for the yummy food when you're eating out.
Find convenient (and fun) ways to exercise:
Try and work out every day. My mom is so good at this when we are on vacation! She wakes up early and takes full advantage of the exercise equipment. If that works for you then AMAZING, and more power to ya! I on the other hand cannot bring myself to doing this on vacation. Instead I look for opportunities during the day to burn a few calories. Sometimes it's something big like spacing out time in my day for a run or a relaxing bike ride with the people I'm with, but sometimes it's as simple as using the stairs instead of the elevator/escalator or walking to my destination instead of driving.
Share your desserts. This is something that I discovered worked wonders for me this past spring when I went to Walt Disney World with my parents. Obviously we wanted to try a little bite of everything so instead of all three of us getting sick and a little more plump off of all the sugary fat we were putting into our bodies, we always shared our desserts.
Early to bed, early to rise:
Don't stay up all night. If you stay up late you will sleep the day away and waste beautiful daylight hours. Trust me, this is a problem I have at home but especially when I'm on vacation. I stay up all night editing pictures because I get so excited to see them and post them. Set a curfew for yourself and stick to it!!
Plan out your food:
My last tip is to plan out your food. If you have a general idea of what you want to eat as well as set times to eat it, you will be less likely to binge eat which is so easy for me when there is good food all around you. I especially recommend this tip to those planning a cruise! Just because there is unlimited food, doesn't mean you need to put it in your body every twenty minutes.
I hope a couple of these tips will help make your next vacation a little more healthy and have you feeling a little less guilty!
Hat: The Dollar Store (what? I know right!) | Swimsuit: Gap | Kimono: Cotton On
On Instagram I had posted that my last post, Amparo Blue, was my last spring break post. Well I unintentionally lied because a couple days ago I found a folder with a ton more pictures in it. Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you all have a fun, safe weekend!
^^cute pose, ugly face.
Swimsuit: Old Navy
Spring break if. Luckily I still have a couple posts to reminisce with spring break memories. I got so many questions on Instagram about where this black suit is from. I got it from Old Navy and below are all of their other one piece suits. They are all so flattering and cute. Not to mention how inexpensive they are, as well as good quality. Go and check them out!!
On another note, I have been contacted by a company called Standfor. They are a shoe company and each of their collections are focused towards a different cause. Their spring/summer 2015 line is called "smokeless" and is promoting not smoking. I love this idea and thought I would share it with all of you. The shoes are CRAZY AWESOME! I love the designs and it is all for a good cause!
This post was originally just going to be sharing my look from one of my high school formals but as I started loading all of the pictures on I realized how ridiculously cheap this whole look was and so I wanted to share my strategy so that you could maintain a low budget for an event in 5 easy steps!
I know that a lot of people like to have their make-up match their dress when it comes to big events. I am one of those people. I went out and purchased a couple new products for this look. Mainly just a new eyeliner, gold shadow and a nude lip. Now I know that a lot of people like to go get their make-up done, but if your looking for an easy way to save money do it your self. "I can't do my make-up, I suck" is not an excuse. We have this awesome thing in 2015 called youtube. It's a powerful tool, go look up some make-up tutorials and you are all set!! Below are all of the products I used for my make-up look.
Again, do it yourself. Now granted, some people are just gifted with being able to do hair better than others. I always do my own hair because I don't like to give over the power to other people to have full control of how I'm going to look, especially for an important night. If you are going to be doing your hair yourself, my advice to you is practice before. If you need ideas, pintrest and youtube are always my first places to look for inspiration but for this look I was inspired my my "spirit animal" Serena Van Der Woodsen from the tv show Gossip Girl. It's going to sound silly but go google her. You will fall in love. Also don't be afraid to do something unique. Below are my favorite products to guarantee that your style lasts all night.
Some dresses need a ton of accessories and there are some that don't need very much at all. There are so many stores that you can get really cute jewelry for so inexpensive. Whenever I need jewelry for an event my first go to places are Charming Charlie, Forever 21, and H&M. There are tons of stores that have jewelry sections so make sure that you keep your eyes peeled.
I always try to reuse shoes for events. I am constantly buying shoes when I find ones that I like so if I have some that match my dress, I go ahead and use them. If you have cute shoes that match in your closet, there is no reason to go out and buy new ones.
5. The Dress
Your dress is always going to be the most expensive part of your look. One thing that you can always do to make your overall total a little cheaper is borrow your dress or rent it from a store. Another option for really unique dress is to look at local thrift stores. That is where I found mine. It was only $30. Get online and look up some thrift stores near you and check there before you go out and buy a new dress that would be way more expensive.
I hope that these tips can help you save a few bucks when you are getting ready for your next event. I'm all about saving money where you can. What are your favorite tips and tricks while you are preparing for an event? Leave a comment to let me know!