Rebecca Lately

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Spring has Sprung

Well, it felt like Fall last week and this week... we're back to Spring.  It kind of feels like spring is here to stay, so let's hope that's actually the case!  I haven't worn this outfit since last summer, and I've realized how much I love it.  I actually paired this outfit with my pointy toe slingbacks the other day, which is a really great work wear look.  If I slip on some cute sandals, it's a wonderful casual Friday outfit.

 I go back and forth about wearing this type of fabric.  On one hand, the wrinkly look is so boho and casual.  On the other hand, I instantly think "Wrinkles!!!  Where is my iron?"  Sometimes, I just have to be embrace my casual side.  :)

What about Spring are you looking forward to?  I can't wait for warm afternoons in the back yard, playing with the kids.

Rebecca Lately Target Embroidered Top Old Navy Pixie Pants Jack Rogers Sandals
Top: Target - old - similar // Pants: Old Navy - similar // Sandals: Jack Rogers
Cardigan: Loft - via thredUP - similar // Purse: Target - old - similar
Photos: Em Grey

Rebecca Lately Target Embroidered Top Old Navy Pixie Pants Jack Rogers Sandals

Rebecca Lately Target Embroidered Top Old Navy Pixie Pants Jack Rogers Sandals

Rebecca Lately Target Embroidered Top Old Navy Pixie Pants Jack Rogers Sandals

Rebecca Lately Target Embroidered Top Old Navy Pixie Pants Jack Rogers Sandals

Rebecca Lately Target Embroidered Top Old Navy Pixie Pants Jack Rogers Sandals

Rebecca Lately Target Embroidered Top Old Navy Pixie Pants Jack Rogers Sandals

Rebecca Lately Target Embroidered Top Old Navy Pixie Pants Jack Rogers Sandals

Rebecca Lately Target Embroidered Top Old Navy Pixie Pants Jack Rogers Sandals

Rebecca Lately Target Embroidered Top Old Navy Pixie Pants Jack Rogers Sandals

Rebecca Lately Target Embroidered Top Old Navy Pixie Pants Jack Rogers Sandals

Rebecca Lately Target Embroidered Top Old Navy Pixie Pants Jack Rogers Sandals

Rebecca Lately Target Embroidered Top Old Navy Pixie Pants Jack Rogers Sandals

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Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Hello Sensitivity Relief Toothpaste

This toothpaste was sent to me.  I am not obligated to review it.

Back in December, I shared our kids' favorite toothpaste.  Hello toothpaste has so many fun flavors that all three of our children love to brush their teeth.  We've never had a huge problem with getting them to brush, but we have always reminded them to brush for a full minute.  The super fun flavors (like Mint Mojito and Blue Raspberry) make brushing for a full minute so much more fun.

This month, Hello released their new sensitivity relief toothpaste.  Since I have sensitive teeth, I thought it would a great idea to try it out.  I am lucky that my teeth sensitivity is limited to cold food, but some people experience sensitivity to heat and touch as well.  I really can't complain about my teeth sensitivity, since other people have it worse, but it does bother me to eat my favorite cold foods (like ice cream, of course!).

Rebecca Lately Hello Toothpaste Sensitivity Relief

Hello Sensitivity Relief toothpaste has so many great ingredients in it.  It contains soothing mint and gentle aloe vera, along with other natural ingredients.  Xylitol helps to prevent cavities and strengthen the enamel.  It also gently whitens your teeth!  As a regular teeth-whitener, I can appreciate a toothpaste that keeps my teeth white.

If you've ever tried natural toothpastes, some of them don't foam up.  And I get that people want to avoid the additives that create the foam, because it can aggravate your mouth if it's sensitive.  There are certain kinds of toothpastes that give me canker sores, because the foaming additive just doesn't agree with my mouth.  The Hello Sensitivity Relief toothpaste foams just enough to be satisfying, but you're not overwhelmed with a ton of foam in your mouth.

Rebecca Lately Hello Toothpaste Sensitivity Relief

The best part of this toothpaste, and the thing that makes Hello toothpaste stand apart from other natural toothpastes, is the flavor.  I mentioned the cool flavors that they have, but this sensitivity relief toothpaste is a very simple soothing mint flavor.  And the best part is that the mint flavor stays with me throughout the morning and evening.  Other natural toothpastes I've tried have great flavors, but they don't really last and have a yucky aftertaste.

You can find Hello products at so many retailers, like Walmart and Target!  Let me know what you think of it!

Monday, March 27, 2017

New Home Essentials

Lately, I've been thinking a lot about how to make a home cozy.  We've been staying in a rental since July and we don't really have all of our stuff unpacked.  But, I did keep a few cozy things out and about. We made a point to only unpack the bare bones items that we needed. Well, once we got here I couldn't not decorate a little bit.  It just didn't feel right to be in a bare house for a yet-to-be-determined amount of time.

Rebecca Lately New Home Essentials Casper

Ironically, these are also items that you can pull out right after you move into a new house. Unpacking a house is a daunting task, and it can take a long time to make it feel comfortable.  I know that these items are going to be some of the first things I put out in our new house.  And I love that they're actually multi-functional.  Yes, they all make a home feel cozy.  But, you'll see that they actually serve other purposes as well.

Rebecca Lately New Home Essentials Casper

Candles

The first thing that I'll want to do when we move is make our new home smell like our own.  It will definitely smell like a new house and (probably) paint.  I keep candles lit all the time when we're home.  Every evening when we get home from work, I either turn on our wax warmers and/or light candles.  In our rental, we've been using up all our fall/winter candles.  However,  I've been saving these three candles for when we move.  They smell so fresh and clean, and they will be absolutely perfect for when we move in!

Rebecca Lately New Home Essentials Casper

Rebecca Lately New Home Essentials Casper

Rebecca Lately New Home Essentials Casper

Rebecca Lately New Home Essentials Casper

Cozy Blankets

I have a confession to make, and that is I'm addicted to blankets.  Every time I find a cozy throw or a lap blanket, I buy it.  I really do not believe you can have too many blankets.  My husband and I use them every evening.  The kids use them all the time.  :)  I can just imagine us all sitting in our back porch in the evening, cozied up in our blankets!

Rebecca Lately New Home Essentials Casper

Rebecca Lately New Home Essentials Casper

Rebecca Lately New Home Essentials Casper

Rebecca Lately New Home Essentials Casper

Rebecca Lately New Home Essentials Casper

Rebecca Lately New Home Essentials Casper

Rebecca Lately New Home Essentials Casper

Baskets

And in case you didn't notice, I also love baskets.  I can literally have baskets everywhere our house. We keep so many different things in them.  The basket of books didn't make it into the pictures, and we've actually downsized from two book baskets to one.  My basket addiction is a lot like my blanket addiction -- if I see one that I like, I buy it.  This cute little chicken wire basket is just waiting for me to find something to store in it.

Rebecca Lately New Home Essentials Casper

Rebecca Lately New Home Essentials Casper

To help new or first-time home buyers make the transition with confidence, Casper's put together an essentials guide that I wanted to share! They have some really great ideas about how to make a house into a cozy home.  Pillows are definitely high on my list, and the Casper pillows look absolutely divine!

Rebecca Lately New Home Essentials Casper

Friday, March 24, 2017

Facing Your Fashion Fears

Believe or not, I get a little scared to right new fashion trends.  Even though I love mixing up my wardrobe and trying out new things, sometimes I am nervous to wear things that I actually love.  Am I the only one?

Take this outfit, for example.  I shared it a while ago, and I love it!  But, on the day that I wore it, I didn't end up seeing a ton of people.  To be honest, I was relieved.  This style of jacket/cardigan is out of my box.  And even though I really love it (and I love the way I styled it), I was scared to wear it when I was going to see a ton of people.  It's not something that I can really explain, it just felt scary to wear something that I like when I thought everyone else might not like it, too

So, this past weekend, I wore it to church.  Our church is huge, so I was really stepping out of my comfort zone with this.  End result?  I felt great and was super happy I got out of my comfort zone. It was the perfect comfy Sunday outfit!

If you need to get out of your comfort zone, a box from Dia & Co might be in order. It's a style box service that sends you unique clothing items to make you feel confident!

Rebecca Lately Striped Top Trench Jacket Outfit Facing Fashion Fears
Top: Target // Jacket: Dress Lily c/o // Leggings: Target // Boots: Baretraps
Necklace: Stella & Dot

Rebecca Lately Striped Top Trench Jacket Outfit Facing Fashion Fears

Rebecca Lately Striped Top Trench Jacket Outfit Facing Fashion Fears

Rebecca Lately Striped Top Trench Jacket Outfit Facing Fashion Fears

Rebecca Lately Striped Top Trench Jacket Outfit Facing Fashion Fears