How to Make a Anything Look Chic

When we think of sweatshirts, we think of loungewear. Never did I ever think of turning this one slouchy piece of clothing into something chic. I got the idea to dress up the sweatshirt when it got colder in California. I have a lot of events to go to and a lot of times they’re held outdoor. One morning, on my way to an event, I felt like wearing pink and still needed to be warm. I have a pink Hanes sweatshirt that I had my heart set on wearing, but I had to make it cute! I knew I had some pink trousers and just prayed that it would go well… it was a hit! I posted this outfit on Instagram twice and people seemed to love it.

Moral of the story here is, you can take something comfortable, like loungewear, and achieve something wonderful. it all depends on what you pair with it that will give you the desired look. For my events, I like to look both fun and sophisticated. The pink makes it fun and the trousers make it sophisticated. Whatever your line of work is or what occasion you’re dressing for, is how you’re going to figure out what your desired look is going to be. The trick here with the sweatshirt is to pair it with something different and standout. It could be leather, a bold color, or something with texture… but pairing it with something unique takes away from the fact that you’re wearing loungewear. You immediately just elevated the look by adding that different piece. See below for a couple ways I paired the sweatshirt with “different, standout” pieces.

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Holiday Dresses Featuring BCBGeneration

This blog post is sponsored by Macy’s and ShopStyle. #bcbgeneration

“Tis the season to wear dresses! It’s a festive time of year- lots of parties being thrown and gatherings being held. We all want to look our best and need ideas, so I’m going to show you four holiday dresses from BCBGeneration at Macy’s that can take you from your work party to your after party. The great thing about these BCBGeneration dresses is that they are mom-appropriate, work-appropriate and great for pretty much any girl who wants to shine! They come in a variety is different sizes to suite all body types and you can even use these dresses after the holidays!

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This BCBGeneration dress has all the festive colors, a beautiful bell sleeve and a tie neck that makes it unique. You can add a belt like I did or wear it loosely as a shift dress. You can also add a black faux fur coat or leather jacket to make it more “holiday.”

This BCBGeneration dress has all the festive colors, a beautiful bell sleeve and a tie neck that makes it unique. You can add a belt like I did or wear it loosely as a shift dress. You can also add a black faux fur coat or leather jacket to make it more “holiday.”

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This metallic, square-neck dress with rounded hem shines in all the right places and gives your body a really nice shape. Wear it alone for that glam kind of holiday party or tone it down and look sophisticated by adding a blazer.

This metallic, square-neck dress with rounded hem shines in all the right places and gives your body a really nice shape. Wear it alone for that glam kind of holiday party or tone it down and look sophisticated by adding a blazer.

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This body hugging mini is for sure to be a showstopper. It hugs your curves in all the right places and has gold thread flex all around to make it super festive. Not much needed here as this dress does all the work for you.

This body hugging mini is for sure to be a showstopper. It hugs your curves in all the right places and has gold thread flex all around to make it super festive. Not much needed here as this dress does all the work for you.

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This black, slinky-feel midi dress is perfect for the holidays and other parties in between. It has beautifully adorned drapes that flatter all body types. Accessorize with lots of gold jewelry and a faux fur, but also stands perfectly on its own.

This black, slinky-feel midi dress is perfect for the holidays and other parties in between. It has beautifully adorned drapes that flatter all body types. Accessorize with lots of gold jewelry and a faux fur, but also stands perfectly on its own.

Olay Regenerist Whip Fragrance-Free Review

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If you are following me on Instagram, you know that I have been testing out the new Olay Regenerist Whip Fragrance-free Moisturizer and that I was going to report back to you guys with my thoughts.

It has been about a month since I began using the product. I brought it with me on my recent travels to Europe and even wore it on the plane both going there and coming back. 

This specific whips is fragrance free. Being in this industry, I’ve learned that products with a fragrance can mean added chemicals that you’re putting on your skin. Right off the bat, I noticed that it was light- literally like a whipped cream. When I started using it, I felt like my face was drinking the product up. I was worried I would run out of product quickly since my face seemed to inhale it, but I still have half of a container left and I have been using it religiously everyday both morning and night. In fact, I realized it absorbed into my skin quickly instead of just sitting on top of my skin which I liked. A couple weeks in, I noticed my face was well balanced. Since I have combination skin, I would complain about getting oily later throughout the day, but once 3 o'clock rolled around, I wasn’t having to blot. If you’re dry, however, I’m not sure how this would fare, but I do know and have heard from other dry-skin users that it has worked well for them. 

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As far as wearing it on the plane, I was afraid I would either breakout or be too dry, but that was not the case. Ingredient wise, I feel like the Whips moisturizer is a lot simpler which is why my skin responded to it so well. In part, it could also be due to the fact that it is fragrance-free. Either way, I am happy there is a product out that is affordable and really works because if you know me, I love a good deal for stuff that normally would be expensive. 

I have to say I am extremely impressed with this product. The biggest takeaway for me was the balance it brought especially since I have combination skin. As far as fine lines and wrinkles go, I don’t notice a complete difference, but I do notice that my skin is smooth, and my makeup is not creasing. Overall, I would definitely recommend this product to absolutely anyone and I say that with confidence. It could be a favorite in your skincare routine especially if you’re looking for an affordable line. If you’re interested in trying it out the Olay Regenerist Whip Fragrance-Free, you can find it at your local Walgreens or click this link

This post is sponsored by Olay. All text and opinions are my own. 

#feelthewhip #olay #Walgreens #ad

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