Friday, September 22, 2017

SUNDAY BEST

Even though summer is coming to an end, I'm still totally in the mood for gingham.  As the summer winds down, I'll definitely be wearing my gingham as much as possible.  This gingham dress is so cute and bonus ... it has pockets!  The bright pink is a beautiful ode to summer and nips in the waist.  Going with black accessories allows the pink to pop & take center stage next to the gingham.

Sunday Best

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

THE FLOURISH MARKET | AMALIA DRESS

This dress is one of my more recent purchases from Em's shop The Flourish Market.  I've been so inspired by all her new arrivals, I even had another package arrive last week.  It's not quite cool enough to wear what I purchased in that package, so it'll be a few weeks before I wear it.  I had to snag this jacket when it was available, because it's been flying off the racks!

When I saw this dress, which is called the Amalia Dress, I thought it'd be a great addition to my wardrobe.  I'm trying to focus more intentionally on the colors I add to my closet.  Mustard, bordeaux, navy, and olive green are colors that I'm focusing on.  They are all harmonious together, so I should be able to mix and match a lot in the upcoming season.

Since this past weekend was warm-ish (it was warm yet windy), I used my trusty nudy wedges.  I don't need to say they go with anything, because that's totally obvious.  I also paired it my favorite burnished gold necklace that I picked up a couple years ago at Altar'd State.  It's one of my go-to necklaces, no matter what season.

I love the flowy aspect of this dress.  The waist is elasticated, but it's not snug at all.  When the weather cools down, I'm going to try belting it with a black belt.  It would look really great with a pair of heeled boots, too.  I have a pair that's been sitting in my closet for a couple years.  I've been debating selling them, but maybe this is the perfect dress to pair them with!

Do you focus on certain colors each season?

Rebecca Lately Amalia Dress The Flourish Market


Rebecca Lately Amalia Dress The Flourish Market


Rebecca Lately Amalia Dress The Flourish Market

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Tuesday, September 19, 2017

MY PERFECT MORNING ROUTINE | Nature Made® Adult Gummies

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I am such a morning person.  I love getting up early and starting my day before anyone else is up in the house (save the cats, ha!).  It actually seems counterproductive to get less sleep and be more energized, but it's true.  Getting up early is such an energizing way to start my day.  I'm going to share my best routine to get my day started on the right foot.


Granted, when I wake up, it is dark outside.  So, of course you wouldn't be able to see anything if I took pictures during that time.  If you're wondering why it's so sunny in these pictures ... no, my family does not sleep in until all hours of the morning!

First step first: coffee.  The night before, I set my coffee maker to brew automatically.  It's the first thing on my to-do list in the morning.  I grab my kindle and go outside to check our outdoor cat Tater.  He is so sweet, and he loves when I sit with him on the porch.  I fill up his food and water bowls and sit down to read for a bit.  Sometimes I knit first thing in the morning while I drink my coffee, but most of the time I read.  Right now, I'm reading Maisie Dobbs by Jacqueline Winspear.  It's a historical fiction murder/mystery.  It's pretty good so far!

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Rebecca Lately Nature Made® Biotin Adult Gummies Morning Routine #collectivebias #ad #NatureMadeGummies

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After I head inside, more then likely no one else is up.  If the kids have started to wake up, one or more of them will be getting dressed, brushing their teeth, and heading downstairs.  My husband handles breakfast for the kids and us (I handle all the other meals), so I head into the bathroom to take a shower.  My 'getting ready' routine is super easy.  It takes me maybe 30 minutes from the very beginning to the end.

I am all about making my routines simple, and that means keeping important products at arm's reach.  I keep my vitamins where I will remember to take them.  That way, I remember to take them daily!  Nature's Made® Biotin Adult Gummies are one of my favorite supplements.  Nature Made® makes a gummy you can trust!  They are an easy way to consume biotin, which may help support healthy skin, hair, and nails in those who are biotin deficient.†  They include three different flavors, and they're all yummy!  These gummies provide 3000 mcg of biotin, and they are USP Verified for potency, purity, and quality.  I take it with my Nature Made® Multi for Her plus Omega-3s Adult Gummies.

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After my hair and makeup are done, I get dressed.  I prefer to get dressed last, so that I don't have hair clinging to my shirt.  I'm also very klutzy when it comes to putting on my makeup, so this also prevents makeup stains from getting on my clothes.  Setting out my outfit the night before helps my morning run even smoother, too!  That way, I'm not wasting time finding an outfit.

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Monday, September 18, 2017

CRUELTY FREE | PETIT VOUR AUGUST 2017

If you've been following my blog for a while, you might remember when I was subscribed to Petit Vour.  Just in case you've never heard of Petit Vour, it's a monthly beauty subscription service that sends you 4-5 beauty items.  The focus of the box is natural, cruelty free, and vegan beauty products.  It costs $18 a month.  I've been missing getting a monthly beauty box, so I resubscribed in August.

Here's what I got!

Rebecca Lately Petit Vour August 2017

Rebecca Lately Petit Vour August 2017

Kaia Naturals The Takesumi Detox, Juicy Bamboo, $21 for a full size

This first product immediately caught my eye.  I've been using aluminum-free deodorants for a long time and only recently found a cruelty free brand that I love.  It's nice to have a back up to my usual deodorant.  This deodorant uses activated charcoal to control odor.  I used this during a particularly hot day and was super happy with it.  The juicy bamboo scent smells so good.  In fact, it's been sold out on Kaia's website, so it's obviously well-loved!

Rebecca Lately Petit Vour August 2017


Rebecca Lately Petit Vour August 2017

Soap Walla Kitchen's The Balm, $64 for 2 oz.

This is another product that excited me .. until I saw the price of the full size product!  This balm can be used on anything that needs extra moisture.  Your face, your hands, your feet, you name it!  I've been looking for a replacement for my Burt's Bees Coconut Foot Creme.  I thought this was going to be it, until I saw the price. The texture is the exact same as the Burt's Bees.  It soaks right into my skin and keeps it moisturized all day.  I tried this on my heels, which are definitely the driest part of my body.  I was very impressed with this balm, but the steep price means I will not be purchasing a full size.

Rebecca Lately Petit Vour August 2017

Rebecca Lately Petit Vour August 2017

Juice Beauty Green Apple Age Defy Hand Cream, $12 for full size

After my major clear out earlier this year, I had to toss quite a few hand cream samples that had gone bad.  I've been in need of a good hand cream to keep in my purse.  This size is a little big for my purse, but it will be perfect for my desk drawer.  I love the fresh apple scent of this hand cream.  I haven't been using it long enough to see any 'age defy' effects, but I generally believe that if you routinely  moisturize your hands then that's age defying by itself.

Rebecca Lately Petit Vour August 2017

This super cute print was included in the box.

Rebecca Lately Petit Vour August 2017

Rebecca Lately Petit Vour August 2017

Noto Botanics Multi-Benne Tint Stick, $18.50 for full size

This was the full-size product in the box.  In fact, I believe that each box includes one full size item every month.  This is a gorgeous multi-use tint stick.  You can use it on your eyes, lips, and cheeks.  I am a little bit squeamish to use products like this all over my face.  If I've used it on my lips, I don't want to use it on my eyes.  Am I the only one who feels like this?!  Anyways, this is a very pretty color. I was worried that it would be too dark before I tried it on, but it's a lovely tint of orange-red.  Perfect for fall & winter!

Rebecca Lately Petit Vour August 2017

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