August 27th, 2014 · Print
For my baby shower, my mom and Chad’s mom pulled out a dozen pictures of us at various stages of our childhoods — but from minute one, I was captivated by our three-month shots. Now that Bear is that same age, I couldn’t resist grabbing those photos and seeing who he resembles more.
And the answer is… neither.
Am I right?
I’m on the left at three months old, Chad is on the right. Our little guy is clearly way more beautiful than either of us were as babies — but truthfully, I’m not sure he looks much like either one of us!
What do you guys think? Do you see any resemblance?
August 25th, 2014 · Print
If there’s one thing I update in my wardrobe every season, it’s my favorite pair of jeans.
I know, I know. Shouldn’t I pick out a new trend? Crop tops or leather or something novelty-ish and cool?
Nope. The pieces I reach for, day after day, aren’t those novelty trends. They’re denim.
This season, I’ve fallen completely in love with this par of Low Rise Slim Jeans from Land’s End. (Yes, Land’s End.) They’re the perfect fit and come in multiple different lenghts, so even petite girls like me can find the perfect fit! (The pair I’m wearing is size 2 and a 30″ inseam, if you’re curious!) I rolled them up a tiny bit at the cuff, but they fit great with or without that little accent. The quality is amazing and I love their dark wash!
And even better — they’re a total bargain at $69! For a girl who usually spends $150 or $200 on the pair of perfect jeans each season, these are completely mind-blowing. I need them in every style!
I paired these jeans with this adorable breton-striped top and a denim jacket, both from Land’s End too. The denim jacket is a total find as well — their fabric is soft, classic, and looks great dressed up or down. It has just enough stretch to flatter, but not so much that you have trouble moving or breathing. For this new mom who’s on the go constantly, they’re the perfect pair.
What are your favorite pieces to update this fall? For more selections of Land’s End denim, check out their entire line here!
August 22nd, 2014 · Print
It’s that time of year again: this weekend is the MTV VMAs!
As you guys know, music is a huge part of my life — I love everything from sixties classics to the freshest new songs on the radio each month. When I fall in love with a song, I can listen to it nonstop for days — so I get extra excited for that part of awards season that recognizes the incredible array of current musicians!
I know you guys are all going to tune in this Sunday, but to get in the spirit a little early, I threw a small VMA viewing party for a few of my girlfriends! The fashion on the VMA red carpet is always bold and exciting, so we teamed up with Procter & Gamble and CVS to play around with some fun new beauty products.
We got to try some amazing P&G products in a special “#LOOKSTHATROCK in a Box” party kit, and I fell completely in love with them! I like to think of myself as a bit of a beauty guru, but this party brought me a brand new discovery and obsession: COVERGIRL Bombshell Curvaceous Mascara! This mascara has two wands, so your lashes get length as well as thickness — I wasn’t sure if it was just a gimmick, but once I tried it, I was a total convert! And the COVERGIRL Outlast Illumina lip color is another huge favorite — this mauve shade was just subtle enough and super flattering (I’m wearing it in the photos below)! If you want to try for yourself, head over to www.cvs.com/VMA, and you can see all the special offers on P&G beauty brands at CVS!
Also, tune in with me for a #LOOKSTHATROCK red carpet Twitter party for the VMAs on Aug. 24 at 8pm/7c! We’ll be talking red carpet beauty, fashion, and much more! You can post your own #LOOKSTHATROCK with P&G products from CVS — it’s so much fun to recreate those awesome red carpet looks at home!