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Roses are Red, Wednesdays are Pink!

So today I would like to share with you, my lovely followers, all of my favorite things pink!

I have recently switched my morning face washing routine from the oh so expensive Aveda product system to  much more affordable grapefruit themed morning routine!

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I start my morning with chocolate chip waffles and my Neutrogena Pink Grapefruit Foaming Scrub. This oil-free acne wash is by far one of the best fac washes and best smelling face washes I have ever used! The foaming aspect makes me feel like I am really getting clean and removing all of the dirt and oil from my face and the microbeads polishes off the dead skin and really helps prevent my skin from drying out. After pat drying my face I apply a small amount (less than a pump) of my new favorite moisturizer.   Yes to grapefruit has a nice thick, gel-like feel as it is applied to my face and also smells amazing! The best part is that it not only keeps my face at the perfect level of hydration all day but it also correct and repairs my skin! At the begging of this summer I had some small acne scars and had trouble with redness in my T-zone, but now that I have been using Yes religiously, I have a much much more even skin tone!

 

After my daily face washing routine, I head to my closet to find my favorite pink shirt!

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I have recently purchased this cute little Lauren Conrad tank from Kohl’s and the necklace from JCPenny’s and spend less than $25 on both! On a lazy day like today I will be pairing this tank/necklace combo with my favorite pair of lightwash distressed boyfriend jeans from Guess.

Lastly, I would like to share with you these wonderful and Oh-So-Cute Urbanear headphones!

I bought these little cuties from Best Buy last summer and they have been with me through every outfit and occasion from camping to carrides!

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Cool Colors

On hot summer days today (it’s almost 90 degrees in little old Newbury, OH), it can be hard keep occupied without getting overheated. It’s too hot to go hiking or biking, the zoo animals are lazy, and standing in line for two hours to go down a chlorine filled water slide sounds like the last thing I want to do. Instead, I have opted for a much more relaxing way to spend my day. I am going to paint my nails the coolest coldest color I can find in my collection and start the book I bought a my favorite bookstore last week. (See Shopping in Chagrin Falls for details)

My nails polish collection is impressive and contains many different brands and tons of different colors but my favorite nail polish brand by far is Essie. My first ever nail polish purchase was an Essie nail polish and I have been hooked ever since. I love the square little bottles and the perfectly creative names for each and every color. I love how the brushed seem to always pick up the right amount of polish each time and how the color glides over every nail without streaking.

I have tons and tons of Essie favs and would love to share them all but that would take a very long time. So here are some of my favorite cool colors for this hot summer day.

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The dark army/forest green color of Sew Psyched is one of the most popular colors this year. This color looks great with contrast against whites, tans, and light browns. I also love sporting this polish with more feminine tones such as peach and lavender.

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      Above and center is a better photo of Turquoise & Caicos. This shade is PERFECT for summer! Its light, it’s fresh, and it’s Turquoise! Doesn’t get much better than that! I love pairing it with other shades of green and blue but also works as a wonderful pop of color to a more neutral outfit.

If I was forced to wear one color nail polish for the rest of the year it would be Mint Candy Apple (below). It’s the most splendid shade of light blue with a flawless hint of mint. This color is bright and happy for summer, goes with everything, can carried into fall because of how amazing it looks against warmer tones, and then can slide into winter to match the cold colors of snow.

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Last but not least, the brightest most royal blue around: Butler Please! now even though I have never painted all of my nails this color (I have to admit it is a bit bright for my taste) I love this for toe nails or an accent nail against a lighter blue. Butler Please is a fun summer color and another great choice for fall.

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Comment with your favorite shade and I will paint my nails and make my next OOTD revolve around the most popular choice.

Make sure to check out my next OOTD post this Friday!

 

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My Definition of Summer

 

 Sum-mer (noun): The time of the year in which you can stop and smell the flowers while wearing your favorite dress

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This is one of my favorite flower smelling dresses. I got this romantic little lace Free People dress on sale over spring break at the Free People store in Woodmere, Ohio. The color is nice and warm for summer but can also be carried into the fall.

The photos below are just some that I took in my gardens at home.

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WildFox Couture

Eeeek! Look what I found in the mail yesterday! I ordered this precious little Pin Up Hearts Paradise Cami by for nearly 70% off through Nordstom Rack and if you know me at all you know that Nordstrom rack is my shit (excuse my launguage)!! Even being on a broke college kid budget, I always find there selection to be adorable and affordable!

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I have to say, this might just be my new favorite tank top! It drapes and falls in all the right places and I love the way the bottom sligtly flows out,it’s very flattering. I can see myself getting a lot of use out of this tank top, It can be worn with denim for a casual look or with a leather jacket or skirt for a night out!

 

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I would like to thank Nordstrom Rack again for this amazing $20 find!

Also, look out for another Nordstrom Rack find in my next post!

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Feeling Free in Free People

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My dearest grandmother bought me this light green, floral, and lace Free People shirt at the end of this spring and at first I really wasn’t sure about it! I liked the idea of it, loved the colors, the pattern, the lace godets near the hem, but there was still something about the top that I was unsure of. The shirt sat in m closet for a couple of weeks before I finally decided to force myself to wear it for the first time when I went out to lunch with my grandmother. That’s when I finally fell in love. It made me feel like twirling around and picking flowers!

Top: Free People

Jeans: Guess

Photos by: My dearest most wonderful boyfriend Charles

 

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Free Flowin’

There’s something about this dress. Something that makes me walk a little taller, feel a little prettier. There’s something about this dress that makes me want to twirl around and let the wind play with my hair.

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I purchased this dress from one of my favorite boutiques in the world, Winds of Change. They have a collection of beautiful and unique clothes that are all right up my alley. I’ve had this dress for over a year now but am unaware of the brand because I cut the itchy annoying tag off.

This dress is by far one of my favorite dresses simply because I can dress is up or down for almost any occasion. I’ve worn it to weddings with tan strappy heels and a shiny statement necklace, I’ve worn it for a night out on the town with a black leather jacket and a pair of black booties, I’ve worn it out to dinner many times, but my favorite way to wear it is with nothing else while I’m sitting around my house.

Photo credits go to my wonderful boyfriend, Charlie. Thank you for supporting me and taking time out of our limited weekend together to help me with my blog! Love you!