Hello, fabulouses, and welcome back to the blog!
It is Wednesday, and y’all know what that means–it is time for this week’s Weekly Whistle! So, before I get back to organizing my apartment’s closet, let’s take a look at the outfit of the week.
P.S. Stay tuned to VIP Home in the coming weeks for a fabulous video about my closet organization! It is truly epic *wink*
Dressing It Up: I paired this blouse with a silk skirt for a sweet look that was perfect for attending the 2014 Belk Fall Fashion Preview!
Blouse: Deep South Pout
Heels: Jessica Simpson, Belk
Necklaces: layered Mark by Avon
For a Casual Look: I quickly changed at my hotel–swapping the skirt for a pair of navy roll-up shorts. This ensemble was perfect for a dinner with the family at Cajun Steamers and a night of shopping.
Big shout out to the Chrysler 300C. It was perfect for a long road trip! Learn more about this fab car + build your own here. Blouse: Deep South Pout
Heels: Jessica Simpson, Belk
*All the photos featured on this blog were taken with the Samsung Galaxy S5, which is perfect for on-the-go pictures.
Hello, fabulouses, and welcome back to Beauty Tues!
This week on VIP Beauty Tues, I want to give a brief review of my new favorite face wash–the Keihl’s Rare Earth Deep Poor Daily Cleanser.
In a previous Beauty Tues, I chatted about the Laura Mercier Face Polish, which is GREAT for sloughing off dead skin BUT not so great for everyday. Since blogging about that face scrub, I have been searching for a gentle, daily face wash that would NOT break out my sensitive skin.
NOTE: I cannot tell y’all how many different face washes I tried before I fell in love with this Keihl’s product. ALSO, just because this cleanser works for my sensitive skin does NOT mean it will work for yours. VIP TIP: Try samples of face washes before buying.
What I love about Kiehl’s Rare Earth Deep Pore Daily Cleanser:
- Feels like it really does wash the oil and daily grim away
- A bit exfoliating but non-stripping to the skin
- Virtually fragrance-free
- Leaves my skin feeling super, mega refreshed
Where I got it:
- Belk in the Asheville Mall in Asheville, North Carolina. Shelby Lee, Keihl’s Counter Manager, was such a delightful help! I cannot thank her enough for her help:)
Hello, fabulouses, and welcome back to VIP Home!
This week on VIP Home, I am going to chat about what fabulous flowers I used to landscape my green space. So, before I get distracted because I am typing this outside, let’s take a look at photos + details.
The first plant I picked out was the Black-Eyed Susan. I love this flower because it brings back fun memories of living in Mississippi where Black-Eyed Susans grow on the side of old dirt roads…
A little throwback action to a 2012 VIP photo shoot in Mississippi.
I paired Black-Eyed Susans with “Pow Wow” Wild Berry Coneflowers and Rusian Sage. I love the play on colors :)
Rusian Sage, Spearmint, and “Grand Marshall” Bee Balm creates a magical aroma that makes sitting outside a joy :)
Of course, I had to add a fun yard flamingo *wink*
Prior to landscaping, this space next to my steps was very…ugly. The old tree stump made the porch area feel hopeless…Until, one day, I decided to embrace the stump. Let’s all hug a stump…I mean tree *wink*
Around the stump, I planted a variety of Lantana.
Bless these sweet plants’ hearts…I cannot tell y’all how many times I have almost-killed them as well as my fern–
Behold my pretty, actually-alive-for-once fern. If there is one thing I have learned in my apartment landscaping experience, it is that keeping plants alive is WAY HARDER than magazines make it out to be.
Today, my mom and I painted pottery at Into the Fire in Johnson City. It was such a fun time, and I cannot wait to pick up our pieces next Saturday! Hm…I wonder how my teacup and saucer will turn out *wink*
In the zone.
In the [silly] zone.
Momma’s goblet was a shameless promotion for her blog, Sweet Sorghum Living–and….that was my shameless way of promoting her promotion *wink*
After painting our pottery pieces for two hours, we had some delicious frozen yogurt at Menchie’s. :)
Phew…it’s quite late here, and I really need to wake up at a decent time tomorrow to finish filming a VIP Home video. So, VIP readers, I am going to hit the hay! See y’all on Monday :) Have a happy weekend!
Hey, y’all, and welcome back to the blog!
I often receive emails from fans and readers about “How I spend my [little] free time”…So, today, I decided to write a post dedicated to how I spent my Friday…aka today *wink*
After sleeping in a bit, making breakfast, straightening up my apartment, posting Facebook promotions for the blogs, and getting dolled up–I met up with my mom for a fun shopping day at the mall + a visit to Best Buy in search of a new battery for my “blogging camera” *wink*
Mom and I–she refused to be photographed–played in the rain. Rather than letting our frizzed-hair and wet socks get us down, we decided to enjoy the puddles *wink*
Next, Leo (my car) and I represented Katie Baker and her campaign while driving around Johnson City. Go, Katie! Go! *wink*
Then, we went shopping, and I found some FABULOUS deals at GAP! Oh, I cannot wait to share the cute outfits with y’all soon *wink*
To conclude my shopping day, I adopted the world’s tiniest seal for 50 cents *wink*
To end my shopping day, I had a quick trip to Earth Fare for food necessities–microwave popcorn, Cape Cod chips, and gluten-free Against The Grain pepperoni pizza. Now, I am back home blogging with y’all while wearing Nike shorts and a huge sweatshirt because it has been a bit chilly here in Johnson City today *wink*.