High Visibility


j crew tipped sweater // j crew locket {old} // ae skinny kick jean // ae neon belt {old}

When it's this windy in Idaho, and things are blowing around outside, you definitely want to be safe and make sure you can be seen from a distance.  Safety first.  Function, not fashion (mu hubby is literally laughing out loud as he reads that last sentence).

Happy Friday!  We will be spending our weekend having a moving sale so here's to hoping you're doing something much more fun.  Thank you for stopping by!



j crew anchor tank {old, similar here} // j crew cardigan {similar here} // gap destructed jeans

I think I am quite possibly the.last.person.on.earth to join the aviator sunglasses trend, but I just couldn't find a pair that worked for my face.  I could be wrong, but I think I finally found them and yes, I've been loving them.

How about you?  Do you already own aviator sunnies??

Military Chic


j crew black tippi sweater // asos leopard skirt // old navy utility jacket {old}

I am so ready to pull out all of my open toe shoes and skirts, so if the wind in southeast Idaho could get with the program, that would be alright by me!

Happy Wednesday, and thank you for stopping by!

Simple Stripes

Ugh, way too much going on with prepping for our move but I have a very simple outfit post today, and a visit from Luke too!

j crew t-shirt {old} // banana republic cropped pants {old} // j crew factory anya flats
modcloth locket {old} // michael kors gold runway watch

Lucas got braces earlier this month and I think he finally realized it's pretty cool to have them at his age.  Glad he sees them as a benefit now.  ;)

Beauty Must Have List

I gave a class last week to a group of Young Women so this is mostly a summary of the products we discussed that night, but I thought it would be blog worthy as well.  Let me know if you have any questions!

1.  Hope in a Jar - great moisturizer, even for MY oily skin tone.
2.  Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer - hands down, my favorite insurance for a flawless makeup application - seriously, I always have some on backup so I don't run out!
3.  MAC Studio Finish SPF 35 Concealer -I like to apply under my eyes before I apply my foundation, then as needed after foundation and down the bridge of my nose for light contouring.
4.  Chanel Perfection Lumiere Foundation - this one is a little spendy, but worth every penny.  
5.  Tarte Smooth Operator Finishing Powder - because I have oily skin, I apply this after foundation and concealer to matify my shine.  Goes on completely translucent and is not heavy.
6.  Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer -this stuff keeps your eye shadow in place and lasting all day.  A definite must have for oily skin.
7.  Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette - just an all around great palette with lots of neutrals and a good combination of matte shades and shimmer.
8.  Bobbi Brown Long Wear Gel Eyeliner - my favorite, long lasting liner.  A perfect pair with the sigma small angled brush; goes on smooth and seamless!
9.  Cover Girl Lash Exact Mascara - I've tried way too many mascaras, and this one is the only formula that doesn't rub off my lower lashes.
10.  The Balm Bahama Mama Bronzer - I prefer matte bronzers over shimmery and this one is perfect for contouring and giving you a sun-kissed look.
11.  The Balm Stainiac Cheek Stain - Most would stop at 10 items, but this one just had to be the extra.  Apply right after foundation to stain your cheeks and give you a natural flush.