A pretty spring jacket

02
23

I was in Old Navy shopping for my boys recently and my eye caught these twill field jackets hanging on the wall. I can pretty much only shop for shoes, bags, or outerwear right now unless there is a maternity section, but I wandered over to the wall and picked up the pretty light pink color.

I also saw a green shade that looks a lot like this jacket that is sold out!

The fit is great, I love the ties at the waist, and it’s a really versatile jacket for springtime. I was very tempted to pick up the camel color but I resisted as we tend to go from winter to summer here in North Carolina. Plus, I already have a few other light weight jackets that I love, and a girl can only have so many jackets!

jacket, denim, top, bag, similar booties , earrings

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3 minute makeup for a busy day

02
22

On days that I’m running around with the kids, or just have random things to get done that are not work related, I go super light with my makeup. Like, usually only concealer.

But occasionally I’ll kick that up a notch if I’m meeting a friend for a playdate or have an appointment. It’s nice to have a quick 3 minute makeup routine in practice so I can pull myself together on a busy morning and feel confident about how my makeup looks!

These have been the products I’ve been enjoying lately for a natural, dewy, and very simple makeup look!

  1. Anastasia Brow Wiz in blonde. This is a touch warm for my taste, but I can live with it. The best eyebrow color I’ve found to match my neutral, ashy base color is Hourglass Arch brow pencil in platinum blonde. It’s basically grey, but it matches so well.
  2. fresh Sugar lip treatment in Rose. Loved this for years. Makes my lips feel very hydrated with a touch of rosy pink.
  3. Benefit Roller Lash. This is my tried and true favorite mascara, and has been for years. It works great with my thin, weak lashes to keep them curled! I would love for it to add more thickness to the lashes, but overall I’m pleased with the clump-free definition it delivers.
  4. Nars liquid blush (shade O*) This is such a beautiful pink! It feels fresh and spring-like on my face.
  5. RMS beauty Un Cover-Up in shade 00. I wanted to try this as soon as I started looking into natural beauty products, and this got so many great reviews. I find that it covers well, without looking too heavy, and it blends in beautifully with just my finger to make it look like “skin”.

Here is a quick selfie I snapped this morning from my phone to show you all of these products against my skin.

Oh and I cut my hair! I feel like a new woman! Isn’t it funny how much a haircut can make you feel uplifted and lighter?!

*I’m not typing out the full name of this blush as it may be a blocked term for some readers which would prevent them from visiting the site. 

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Neutral Nursery Inspiration

02
20

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Now that Luke has moved into his big boy room, I can start thinking about updating the nursery! We’ll be using almost all of the same furniture, but it’s challenging to think outside of what it looked like before.

For both David and Luke, the accent colors were light blue, teal, and orange. For this baby, I’m leaning towards incorporating more texture, and then maybe adding some more color after the baby is here.

While I’ve been browsing on Pinterest, I’ve been drawn to animal prints and pictures! I found 3 adorable baby animal canvases at HomeGoods a few weeks ago that I bought for the nursery. They are fairly large, so I think they’ll be the focal point of the room, but I still want to add some shelves and details on the other walls to complete the space.

I’ve linked to all the inspiration photos above in case you want to click through for more details. You can tell I’m going for texture and warmth — while also staying light and airy!

 

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