Jumpsuits & Jesus | Daisy Shoppe

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Happy Wednesday!

Today’s post is in collaboration with Daisy Shoppe! Daisy Shoppe is located in California with multiple locations, and they actually have been around for quite some time! They celebrated their 50th anniversary in June of 2016! How cool is that?

They pride themselves in providing “cute and happy clothes,” and gifts for the everyday girl! Not only do they carry clothing and accessories, but they also carry home goods and little trinkets. So fun!

Not only that, but they also carry faith-based journals, devotionals, and adorable little Bibles.

Basically, they’re a one-stop-shop and every girl’s dream!

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This Palm Printed jumpsuit is so fun & perfect for summer! It’s also available in black.

It’s one of those unique jumpsuits, with the leg slits, so it’s basically like you’re wearing a romper!! That style is perfect for super hot, summer days! And the fabric of this jumpsuit is super lightweight and very breathable!

I’m wearing a size XS, and I’m 5’1 for reference. I paired this beauty with some heels, as it was a little long on your girl, but hey, what isn’t?!

My tassel earrings and belt are both from Target, and were super on sale and are super old. Sorry girl!

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So like I mentioned earlier, they also carry little knickknacks, home goods, and faith-based books and journals.

This little Devotional Bible for Women is also from Daisy Shoppe, and it’s amazing, and also the cutest!

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As many of you may know, I am a Christian, and as a Christ follower it is vital that we get into the word every single day so that we may grow on our walk with the Lord.

I know at times it is so tough to either find the time or just the motivation to do it. I also know that making it a part of your daily routine is challenging. Been there. Done that. Got the t-shirt.

Okay, I haven’t just “been there”… it’s a reoccurring theme sometimes in my life. We get so distracted by all of the hustle and bustle of this life, making plans, working hard, going, going, going, and sometimes we leave the Lord right out of it all.

It’s ironic though because without Him, we’d be nothing, have nothing, and could do nothing. But we’re humans, and we make mistakes (boy, do we make mistakes), but the grace of our Lord is sufficient and ever-present, and all He wants from us is to get back up, keep trying, and to keep pursuing Him.

This devotional book has helped me so much! There’s just something about holding a tangible book, rather than just scrolling through a Bible app. I have more motivation to pick up a book than to just open up another app. I feel more connected and like what I’m doing is important, because now it’s separate from all the other things I already do on my phone. Do you get what I’m saying?

It’s also a beautiful book just to look at, so sometimes it catches my eye, and I’m like, “Hey!” so I sit back down with it and go through it, if I maybe forgot to that morning, because again, “life happens,” even though life can’t happen without Him.. but you get the point. Lol.

This Devotional for Women is split up into daily readings, each reading coincides with the date! Each day is filled with verses plus a small application paragraph at the end! I love it!

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Thank you so much for stopping by!

xx Claire

Summertime Sundress | Honey Lake

Hey girlfriend! Welcome back!

Happy Memorial Day Weekend! And Happy Race Day here in Indy!

Summer has officially begun.. well technically, that’s not til June, but we are experiencing 90 degree weather here daily… so it’s summer. So bring on the popsicles, the picnics, and those summertime sundresses!

I am so excited for today’s post, as it is another collaboration with Honey Lake Boutique! It’s been a minute since I’ve teamed up with my bffs over at Honey Lake, so it was about time!

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Yeah. I know. You probably just died over this dress like I did the first time I saw it.

This little midi dress from Honey Lake Boutique has “summer picnics for days” written all over it. I LOVE the length of it too! But, you probably knew that by now, if you’ve been following me! 🙂

The classy, sophisticated style of this dress is just amazing. And I love that it’s striped too!

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This dress is SO nice too! It’s not made of dinky, see-through fabric; it’s actually lined! It’s not heavy by any means, but it definitely doesn’t feel cheap either! It’s perfect!

Speaking of perfect, do you see that embroidery….

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It’s okay to cry, I did too.

Can you say STUNNING?! I absolutely adore all the intricate detail of this floral embroidery pattern! And those colors are absolutely perfect together!

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I paired this beauty with some cognac heels and the perfect red lip, to let the dress do all the talking!

Purchase the dress here!

Use the code CLAIRE20 to save on Honey Lake! 🙂

If you’re curious, my red lip is the shade “cherry moon,” and you can purchase it here!

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Thank you so much for stopping by!

xx Claire

 

 

 

Gingham Goals | Shop Thriver

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Hi girlfriend!

A few weekends ago, I headed to the cutest outdoor, springy event with my mom, sister, and best friend, and it was so fun! We’re talking shopping, food trucks, and the cutest flower truck! I actually did a photoshoot last year for the flower truck company if you wanna check it out too!

It was a gorgeous spring day filled with laughter and fun, and don’t forget the ice cream! 😉

I wore the cutest little blouse from Thriver, which is an adorable women’s clothing store based out of Portland, OR.

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I was so excited to collaborate with them, their stores is incredible! You have to check out their Spring Collection!

This blouse is the actual cutest!

If you’ve learned one thing from me by now it’s that I love gingham!! It’s my favorite! And this top is totally gingham goals.

And of course I love floral print, I mean is it even spring if you don’t wear floral print???

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The details of this blouse are just too cute! Like are you seeing the sleeve ruffles? SO CUTE! I love how feminine and fun it is! I’m kind of getting little farm girl vibes, but like in all the right ways! Lol.

You could pair it with black denim, white pants, shorts, even a skirt! The possibilities are endless! It’s such a great blouse to have in your closet for spring & summer!

You can purchase it HERE!

I paired my blouse with some super fun denim & my favorite espadrilles!

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Be sure to follow them on Instagram for major fashion inspiration and the cutest styles: https://www.instagram.com/shopthriver/

Thanks for stopping by!

xx Claire

The Perfect Shorts | Gingerly Witty

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Hey girl!

I am so excited about today’s post, and I’m kind of obsessed with today’s look… I know I start like every blog post that way, but I guess that just means I’ve found a good path to be on 😉

I have teamed up with Gingerly Witty to bring you today’s look.. that I’m obsessed with… did I mention that? 😉

If you don’t know what Gingerly Witty is, it’s the cutest shop to ever exist, with the most adorable Instagram feed, need I say more?

But really. I have been following them for so long being utterly obsessed, so when we got a collaboration in the works, I was ecstatic.

Gingerly Witty carries so many amazing labels, with such unique designs. Their clothing has a bit of a boho flare, while also being kind of edgy. The coolest, really.

Now a moment of silence for the cutest shorts of life… I’ll wait.

Purchase them HERE!

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That last photo accurately displays how these shorts make me feel.

I had never seen anything like these shorts when I laid my eyes on them on Gingerly Witty.

I loved everything about them.

The color, the style, the length. They were perfect, and I knew I had to have them.

Mine are a size small and would fit a 2-4, I’m a pretty true XS, so they’re a little big, but the belt makes them work, and I loved them too much, so they had to work.

They’re “paper bag” style shorts which basically means they’re not going to be skin tight, they’re a little baggy, and they have super cute pleats. And they’re high-waisted so like literally what more could you want?

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I paired these beauties with a classic chambray top that I tied up to show off the belt, some cognac heels, and a woven bag.

But what I know you’re all waiting for are these earrings…

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You would not believe how many questions I got about these earrings on Instagram… well maybe you would, cause you were probably one of them! 🙂

These earrings are also from Gingerly Witty, and they’re amazing!

Now I have really sad news… they’re out of stock! 😦 BUT she has so many other cute ones, and I bet if you bug her enough, they’ll come back in stock! 😉

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You can purchase these HERE!

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You can purchase these HERE!

You can use the code: CLAIRERENE15 for 15% off until Sunday, May 13th.

Thank you so much for stopping by!

xx Claire

All images are by Doodle Shots.

*This post is in collaboration with Gingerly Witty.*

 

 

Retro Vibes | Olive + Pepper

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Hey girl!

I am SO excited about tonight’s post! I have been following Olive + Pepper on Instagram for quite some time, so when we got a collaboration in the works, I was ecstatic.

Their vibe is everything I’ve ever wanted to be in life, and their clothes are everything I wish I had in my closet.

I LOVE how unique their style is, and how they don’t stick to the traditional “boutique” world of clothing. They are doing something that not many boutiques are! All their clothing is incredible quality and all under $100!!

Olive + Pepper has some super fun pieces (not including the amazing ones I’m about to show you), so you just have to check them out for yourself: SHOP!

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I AM OBSESSED WITH THIS LOOK.

I paired their Mona tie-front blouse with their Terra woven culottes. Major win.

I am so into the retro-esque button up, short sleeve tops we’re seeing everywhere! Olive + Pepper has another option to choose from that’s just as cute: Darla Top.

I am so in love with these pants! The Terra woven culottes are SO COMFY & versatile!! They are so easy to throw on and go! Plus, they will look goof with literally anything.

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And of course, girl, we’ve got to accessorize!

I paired this retro look with some retro sunnies & a hair scarf, because you can’t go wrong with a hair scarf, am I right?

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These sunnies are SO fun, and I’ve always wanted a pair!! They come in so many amazing colors, and they have tons of other options too! (All retro-inspired!)

Shop my glasses HERE! I got mine in the “black & pink” combo!

And last, but not least.

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I am a hair scarf, head scarf, neck scarf kind of GIRL.

Just follow me on Instagram, and you will see that to be true! I am always on the hunt for more, because you can never have too many… they’re like shoes.. only different. BUT this one is hands down my new fave!

Shop my floral scarf HERE!

It is made SO well. You know how you can tell the difference between, say an eBay scarf vs. a Von Maur scarf? That’s what we’re cooking with here. This scarf is so nicely made, and it doesn’t feel like it could rip at any second. It really is nice.

You could tie it around your neck, tie it around your pony or bun, wear it as a headband, or even use it as a belt.

Plus, it comes in other color options too! AMAZING!

Sorry to say, girl, but my shoes are last season Forever 21! Here are a somewhat similar pair!

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So basically Olive + Pepper has everything you didn’t know you were missing in life.

Sign up for the mailing list and received 10% off your first purchase!

*This post is in collaboration with Olive + Pepper!*
*All photos taken by Josie Mariah Photography!*

Make it Work for You, Girl

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Hey girl!

Let’s just cut to the chase.

Have you ever been shopping, when suddenly you come across the cutest piece on the sale rack, with a “final sale” tag on it, and you think, “Oh this is so cute! It’ll work for me!” And your friends says, “You should try it on!” And you say, “No it’s okay, looks like it’ll work!”

Just me?

Well.

I find myself here more times than not, you’d think I’d learn. But I just don’t have the patience for try on rooms, and I can’t pass up a good sale! You know what I’m saying!

Well that just happened to me a few weeks ago, and let’s just say I added to the pile of “can’t take these back, should’ve listened to Grace!”

Exhibit A.

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If you wanna watch the video, it’s HERE!

Dry Goods is the cutest, but I typically only shop the sale rack, cause as you may know I’m not made of money! Well, Dry Goods was one of our last stops, I saw the gingham, and I was sold.

I didn’t wanna try it on for multiple reasons, one of them being I was shoppinged-out (not a word?), two try-on rooms are a hassle, and three it was so cheap like might as well try it, right? Wrong.

My friends Grace did convince me to slip it on over my outfit in the middle of the store, so I did. And by the way, everything looks good over jeans and a sweater, lemme tell you.

From the front, the romper looked fine! And with jeans on, it was hard to see where my behind stopped and my leg began, so I was like, “Yeah, sure it fits!!” *purchase*

I take it home, leave it in the bag for a few days cause that’s my life, bring it out the next week to film that haul^ video. BAM. Too short. Too low. Hate it.

CRAP.

I looove gingham, and I had always had my eye on this romper in Dry Goods! I loved the floral print + the gingham, and the colors were gorgeous! But it just didn’t work for me, girl.

So here I am, left with a romper I can’t wear out because I don’t feel comfortable in it, and I can’t take it back either because it was final sale!

Wonderful.

Then, it hit me.

I slipped on the romper, added a white tee, and looked at myself in the mirror. Cute, but still needed something. I wasn’t about to show the world my cheeks. Then I remembered, girl, I have my FAVE SKIRT!

Threw it on and voilé!

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A totally new outfit, that was even cuter than what we started with!! Praise Him.

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Obsessed.

This skirt by ASOS, is one of my favorite items in my closet. It is so easy to pair with literally anything, even a romper!

So what am I trying to say here?

Try things on? Maybe.

Don’t just buy things because they’re on sale? Probably.

Listen to your bff? I guess.

But what I actually want you to know is: do something unconventional. Make it work for you, girl!

Wear a dress with skinny jeans. Wear a ribbed turtleneck under a dress. Wear a t-shirt under a dress. Wear a t-shirt OVER a dress. Wear a skirt with a romper.. you see where I’m going with this. I ended up liking the “romper” SO much better this way!

I loved the print of this romper SO much, so I wasn’t about to sell it or give it away, so I am so glad this outfit came together!!! And I got so many compliments on it too!

My bag is linked here!

Similar platform sandals: White & BlackStudded Black

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Thanks so much for stopping by!

xx Claire

 

 

 

Straight, Smooth Hair | Nutree Proffesional

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Hey friends!

Today we are talking hair! If you follow me on Instagram, you would’ve seen the debut of my straight hair! Lol. I NEVER post pictures with my hair straight, because I just don’t wear it straight. Like ever. I have super dry, dehydrated, coarse hair, with a natural wave. So my hair & straight just don’t mix.

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BUT I have a new product I love that has helped your girl out!!

Before using the Nutree Professional Brazilian Bottox Expert Hair Treatment Mask on my hair, whenever I would wear it straight I still had some of my natural wave peeping through, and it wasn’t ever as sleek and soft as I would’ve wanted.

But this hair mask has helped a ton!!

It has some great ingredients that are formulated to give you stronger, deeply hydrated, nourished, frizz-free, smooth hair. AMAZING.

Skip down to see how to use it!

Key Ingredients:

Marine Collagen

Chains of sea-sourced amino acids fortify hair fibers to reinforce strength and repair damage.

  • Strength

Glutamic Acid

One of the most effective amino acids for hair with anti-frizz and anti-humidity benefits.

  • Intense smoothness and shine.

Almond Oil

Rich in Vitamin E, Almond oil is a potent antioxidant that promotes health to the hair and reduces volume and frizz. Almonds contain emollients, which basically means moisturizers. Recover damaged and dry hair, and improve brightness, smoothness and deeply hydrate.

  • Recovery & repair
  • Deep hydration
  • Overall healthier hair

 

Here are some pictures of my natural hair texture & wave!

 

How To Use:

Section & Apply

I sectioned my hair into 4 sections (they recommend 6, but I don’t have tons and tons of hair!) I then applied a generous amount to each section.

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Be sure to coat the hair well! We want full saturation here, girlfriend!!

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I kept the product away from my roots, just because I was my hair 1-2 a week, and I try to keep anything that could cause more oil away from my roots!

Onto the next section!

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Once all the hairs were coated, we wait.

Let hair sit for 30-40 minutes!

WAIT

Time to rinse!

Only rinse, don’t shampoo! And only rinse about 80% out!

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Blow dry & style as normal!

Look at that shine, girl!

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The first picture is what it looked like just blow dried, and the second is after running a flat iron over it!

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SO GOOD!

I really loved using this hair mask! My hair feels so soft and is so shiny!!

Bonus, the results last 3-5 weeks!

Results

  • Smoothing effect for up to 5 weeks
  • Deep Hydration
  • Shine
  • Boost in color and radiance
  • Protection and reconstruction of hair fibers
  • Reduced volume – For me this works because my hair is naturally poofy, so I prefer to smooth out my hair from the middle shaft down to the ends, and I only keep the volume at my roots!
  • Softness – MY HAIR IS SO SOFT!

You can purchase the product HERE!

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Thanks so much for stopping by!!

xx Claire

*This post is sponsored by Nutree Professional.*