August 2015 - Doused in Pink - wearable everyday style, beauty & DIY home decor

Knotted Maxi Dress

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Another day, another maxi. We all know that a maxi dress is the most comfortable thing in our closets. I bought this dress at Old Navy earlier in the spring and it's been on repeat all summer. Maxi's are easy to style for any occasion and for this look I knotted the bottom hem for a fun summer laid back vibe. Do you let your maxi dresses flow or tie them up? 

Try this trend, knot your maxi

Ipsy Glam Bag Review - Prep School

It's time for my monthly review of the Ipsy Glam Bag. If you aren't familiar with Ipsy, it's is a monthly beauty and makeup subscription where you get five full or deluxe size samples of a variety of products and a cute makeup bag all for $10! You never know what you’ll get and I’ve been lucky to receive a great selection of products almost every month so far.  This month's back to school theme was Prep School and the products came in a hounds-tooth bag with a bright pink zipper. Here's what was inside this month:



Camo Tee Three Ways

Welcome to Thursday Fashion Files!

Welcome to Thursday Fashion Files with Jill at Doused in Pink and Carrie at Curly Crafty Mom! We are excited to have you here and would love to have you link up one of your latest outfits with us.

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Love & Hate


I love reading posts where you can learn a little more about someone! I was tagged by Lana of Two Teens and Their Mama to share 10 Things I Love & 10 Things I Hate/Dislike and without further ado, here's my list!

Grey Swing Dress

Welcome to Thursday Fashion Files!

Welcome to Thursday Fashion Files with Jill at Doused in Pink and Carrie at Curly Crafty Mom! We are excited to have you here and would love to have you link up one of your latest outfits with us.

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Where did summer go and time for that matter? High school started this week and it seems like it was yesterday that I was putting my daughter on the bus for her first day of Kindergarten! Even though school has started, there is still plenty of time left for summer fun and what's more perfect to wear for a weekend brunch or date night than this swing dress from Shein! Swing dresses are so easy to throw on and for $17, you can't beat the price! It was easy to style with wedges and my Rocksbox picks. This dress will be on repeat come fall with leggings and converse and in the winter with a chunky scarf, tights and boots!



Road Trip Recap - Saugatuck MI


Our family vacation last week was a much needed break from work and life. It was so nice to not have to do anything and I came home relaxed and refocused. We rented a house right on the lake in Saugatuck, Michigan with my Mom and sister's family, including our dogs. The quaint town of Saugatuck boasts lots of restaurants, galleries and unique shops to explore. And being right on the water meant lots of paddle-boarding, kayaking and tubing! Today I'm sharing a photo recap of our trip!

Thursday Fashion Files

Welcome to Thursday Fashion Files!

Welcome to Thursday Fashion Files with Jill at Doused in Pink and Carrie at Curly Crafty Mom! We are excited to have you here and would love to have you link up one of your latest outfits with us.

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I'm still on vacation so I don't have a post for you today, but I'm looking forward to catching up on my blog reading & responding to comments  over the weekend!



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Melissa from Stylista Fitness is our co-host this week. Melissa is a California girl living it up in the Arizona desert. She has a love, respect and obsession with fashion. Her motto is to help her readers get healthier one outfit at a time! Be sure to stop by Melissa's blog to say "Hello!" today!


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I love the retro vibe of Amy Ann's gingham pants! Styled with her pretty floral heels and lacetop is pattern mixing perfection! Stop by Amy Ann's blog, Straight A Style, for more fashion inspiration!

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Pattern Mixing 101

Welcome to the monthly "How I Style It" linkup! 


August is here and with back to school around the corner, today's theme for our How I Style It linkup is #patternmixingschool! We would love to see how you mix prints! Link-up with us below and be sure to check out all of your hosts posts for some pattern mixing inspiration!


Do you love the look of mixed prints but are not sure how to get started? There are really no rules anymore when it comes to mixing patterns, and here are some tips that can help you.

Always match colors, rather than the print. For my outfit below, I matched a striped taupe tee with a printed skirt that had a similar color. 


Guest Post - Popular Makeup Trends Around the World

Did you have a good weekend? Mine was relaxing and we headed to Michigan for a family vacation! I'll recap next week but for today I'm happy to have Amy Mia Goldsmith helping me with a guest post about popular makeup trends around the world! Amy is an Aussie, a literature student and an enthusiast for everything connected to beauty! Read on to see where your favorite makeup style comes from!

Popular Makeup Trends Around the World

The importance of beauty in the modern society is constantly setting new standards in beauty and skincare industry, and quite possibly pushing the boundaries of what was once thought conventional or agreeable. New makeup trends are springing up across the globe every week, and the methods and products women use to achieve unique looks and stunning visual impressions keep multiplying at an unabated speed. So, what’s the latest vogue? Keep reading if you want to get a quick insight into the latest beauty fads and makeup trends in different countries worldwide.

The US: Home of beauty, style and glamour
Recognized as the cradle of innovative makeup techniques, new fashion fads and go-to beauty-oriented products, the US is one of the top trend-setters in the skincare and maquillage domain. The latest makeup fads in America include eyes accentuated by rich, fashion-forward eyeliners with upturned edges (sometimes applied both to the bottom and top lid for added emphasis), smokey eye visual effects, bold-colored lipsticks, daring eye shadow tones, BB creams, dark wide eyebrow shapes and false lashes.