Rocking the Fringe

Happy Monday, friends!

I recently made a drastic chop to my hair, including some fringe (aka bangs, aka divas). Since I typically part my hair in the middle, these things have been quite the challenge to tame, but I’m slowly managing.

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Here are 3 things you need to consider before getting bangs:

  1. Maintenance – from trims to product, these bangs are work! Be ready to commit!
  2. Time – if I don’t wash my hair everyday, then the bangs are up. They are long enough already to get in a high pony. I’ve worn them down about five times since I’ve cut them two weeks ago. Before bangs I could just throw in some dry shampoo and go, now I’ve got to put in the work to wash them, blow them dry with a round brush, flat iron, texturizer, and hairspray. I’m ready for them to be a little longer so I can make them more winged, more boho.
  3. Boldness – How bold do you want to go? I was inspired to chop my hair and get bangs by Courtney Kerr and Sienna Miller, but there are different styles of bangs. Do you want blunt, do you want Bridget Bardot? Do you want wispy, parted down the middle, like long layers. It’s a lot to consider.

When I went to cut my hair, the stylist said that she thought the bangs would look great on my face shape, but did I really want bangs or was I just having a moment? I thought that was hilarious. For me, this was a fun change, I just need to be better about styling them!

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Shop: Top, Earrings, Sunnies, Shoes, Bag, Bracelets (here and here), Ring

Cheers to a great week ahead!

The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

 

Christmas is coming early, y’all! That is what the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is to me! I have been shopping the #Nsale since before I was blogging. Typically, I shop the sale with my mom in San Antonio, but now that I’m living in Houston, I’m thinking I’ll shop online with curbside pick-up!

The sale’s early access will begin July 12th for Nordstrom cardholders. Cardholders – exciting stuff – if you have a triple points day to use, YOU CAN! On the 20th, the sale will be open to the public.

What I love about the sale? That new pieces are at an all-time low for a limited time! Prices will go back up August 6th. That means that this is the optimal time to stock up on all the trends for Fall.

My plan on attack for this sale is pretty simple this year: Essentials. This means jeans, booties, bras. In previous years, I’ve gone absolutely BANANAS at this sale, and I am going to try to keep it to six things. Some of you messaged me on Insta saying I couldn’t and shouldn’t do that to myself, so we’ll see if I crack.

In the meantime, here’s a summer look and can you spot the change? That’s right, I did a major chop last week. I’m still adjusting to the fringe on my forehead and the new length, so give me some time to tame these divas (otherwise known as, bangs).

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Shop: Top, Jeans, Shoes, Sunnies, Earrings, Bag

Can’t wait to share what I scoop from the sale and how I weave these new pieces into my everyday wardrobe!

Peace, Love, and Nordstrom, Liza

Polka Dots and Summer Reading

Happy Thursday!

I’ve currently got three books on my nightstand and I wanted to share with y’all. Plus, polka dots are on trend for summer and I’ve linked three of my fave styles!

Summer Reading List

Crazy Rich Asians – shop here

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We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves – shop here 

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Everybody Always – shop here

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Polka Dot Prettiness

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Shop: Dress (this dress in maternity, open shoulder, wrap dress), Shoes, Bracelet, Ring, Bag – similar, Earrings, Sunnies

Thanks for stopping by!

Xoxo, Liza

The Importance of Showing Up

The Importance of Showing Up

Hey all and happy Monday! Thanks for stopping by!

I came across the following quote the other day and shared it in my Sunday Inspo series on Insta Stories yesterday and it really resonated with me:

“You’ll have good days, bad days, overwhelming days, too tired days, I’m awesome days, I can’t go on days. And every day you’ll still show up.”

I think this is a great reminder that you are absolutely in control of your mindset. I am so guilty of letting one thing that happens completely spiral my day, emotionally, physically, and mentally. Show up for yourself, for your friends and family, for your career. Maybe it’s waking up 10 minutes earlier to grab breakfast on the way out the door. Maybe it’s smiling more at others as you stand next to them in the elevator. Maybe it’s calling a friend you haven’t talked to in a while and giving them an ear. Here’s to taking control back and putting my best foot forward. Anyone else need to press the reset button on your mindset? Let’s show up and do it together!

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Shop: Top(similar here too), Skirt, Shoes, Ring, Bracelet

(bag, earrings, and sunnies are all sold out)

Keep shining, y’all!

My Makeup Essentials

Hi all and happy Monday!

Yesterday I shared my makeup essentials for a minimal look and had several of you ask for the links to those products. Here they are!

Pre-makeup

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Micellar Water – shop it HERE

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Moisturizer – shop it HERE

Primer, BB Cream, Concealer, and Translucent Powder

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Primer – shop it HERE

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BB Cream – shop it HERE

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Concealer – shop it HERE

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Translucent Powder – shop it HERE

Eyebrows, Blush, Bronser, Highlighter

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Eyebrow pencil – shop it HERE

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Blush – shop it HERE

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Bronzer – shop it HERE

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Highlighter – shop it HERE

Lips

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Lip Pencil – shop it HERE

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Lipgloss – shop it HERE

Set it!

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Setting Spray – shop it HERE

Hope you enjoyed the tutorial – for those that missed it, it is under the Beauty highlight reel on my Insta Stories!

Off to the Races

Happy Wednesday, y’all!

My friends are I are starting to slide into our thirties and my dear friend, Judith, deserves to jump out of the gate to celebrate her big day. We threw a #derby30 party for her, with fascinators, koozies, and bright pink balloons (because could we really welcome 30 any other way?)! We had brunch at the always fabulous Bloom and Bee in the Post Oak Hotel followed by drinks at Heights Bier Garten and Wicklow Heights!

I ordered a linen off the shoulder number for the day! Keep scrolling for my look and some of our fun photos of the day!

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Shop: Dress (here), Shoes (here), Bag (here), Earrings (here), Fascinator (found on Etsy)

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Happy birthday, Judes! You’re one of a kind!

Thanks for stopping by, y’all!

Feeling’ Fly at FlowerVault

Hey and Happy Tuesday, everyone!

Last month, I ventured back to San Antonio and got to check out FlowerVault, the walkable floral rooms of one’s dreams. Here are a few photos from our time spent there!

For anyone interested in going, a few tips: Buy your tickets in advance, don’t go super early on a Saturday (it was PACKED!), and go with the flow. There’s a lot of people in there at once and everyone wants a good, Insta-worthy shot so be flexible, be kind, and smile at others who are out there flexin’ their photo skills.

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Shop: Dress (regular here, curvy here), Earrings (here), Shoes (here)

Be sure to stop back on Thursday, where I’m sharing my favorite look from our time spent at FlowerVault and here’s a hint, this look is straight up BLOOMing 😉

Xoxo, Liza