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

 

 

 

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.*

 

 

Hello, Sunshine!

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Hey girl!

Today I am 4 days into my wisdom teeth removal recovery, and lemme tell you, mashed potatoes aren’t nearly as fun as they once were.

It’s fine, I’ll be fine. They actually said my surgery went perfectly, that I had no complications, and I haven’t felt nauseous or anything whatsoever! I just really miss straws, that’s all. Lol.

But I don’t wanna complain, things could be so much worse, and I really am doing okay! I’ve been able to get a lot of work done, which is nice! I just look ridiculous while doing it… think frozen peas strapped to my face + unwashed hair + the same hoodie I wear everyday. It’s fashion.

So… anyways..

I don’t know if you’ve noticed, but it is finally starting to get warm, and STAY WARM here in Indy. Praise Jesus!

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It’s about dang time. Helloooo, sunshiiiiine!!!!

Speaking of sunshine, you’ve probably heard me talk about my love for yellow these days. I don’t know what’s gotten into me, but I am in LOVE with wearing fun colors and fun patterns!

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And this blouse has become a FAVORITE of mine, and it has finally been RESTOCKED!!

I featured it in my last haul video, and everyone loved it, but it was out of stock! But it is here, girl!! GO grab it! And it’s also available in black!

I love the retro style of this blouse!

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I. Am. All. About. Fun. Pants.

Jeans are a thing of the past, girlfriend! I’m just kidding lol. But if I can wear trousers, culottes, jumpsuits, flowy shorts, flowy pants, over jeans, then I will.

I really just don’t love the look of skinny jeans on my body anymore either, just because I’m so little! I do like them if the hem hits my leg a little higher than my ankle bone. If it hits me any further down, it makes my legs seem shorter than they are, because there’s no separation between my leg and foot, and I just look goofy. haha.

My pants collection is ever-growing, and when I laid my eyes on these puppies by Uniqlo I knew I needed to add them to the party.

I don’t know about you, but 80 degree weather + skin-tight jeans, just isn’t my idea of a good time. So I am here for the trouser trend, girl.

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I really am so happy with this purchase. These linen pants from Uniqlo are so comfortable, so easy to throw on and go, and just so nice to have in your closet to pair with almost any look!

And they’re available in so many different colors, even stripes! Shop them HERE!

They’re not too dressy, nor too casual, so you can really take them any route and make them work!

I got the size XS, but I wish I would’ve gotten the size XXS. (5’1′, waist – 24, hips – 34) The ones I got aren’t huge, but I would have liked them to be a little smaller! But something that’s super nice about them is that they have an adjustable drawstring on the inside so you can tighten them, and they have belt loops!!

Perfection!

Last but not least, I paired this look with my go-to platform white tennis shoes & a hair scarf!

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Thank you so much for stopping by!

xx Claire

*All images are by Songbird and Sons 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.*

 

My Go-To Brushes | Morphe, Sigma, Anastasia of Beverly Hills

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Hey girl!

I was gonna clean my brushes for this post, and then I remembered we like to keep it real here. So these guys aren’t clean, but they look the way they do in normal life, so it’s fine, right?

I have finally put together the list of my favorite, go-to brushes! If you want to see any of these brushes in action, go ahead and subscribe to my channel: https://www.youtube.com/clairerene, and watch any of my makeup tutorials!

Face

I apply my foundation with the Beauty Blender! I never, ever use a brush, just because I don’t like the way they blend out foundation, and I don’t like the coverage they give. I also have super dry skin, so by using a damp beauty blender, it adds a little more moisture into my makeup when applying!

Powder Brush

I use a big, fluffy brush to dust powder all over my face! This one is super, duper nice and high-quality!

Purchase it here!

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Under-eye Setting Brush

I use two different brushes to set underneath my eyes with powder, just depending on the day! I also use these smaller, detailed brushes to set smaller areas, like around my nose and mouth.

Morphe –

Alone

In a set

Sigma – purchase it here!

 


Bronzer Brush

Moving on to bronzing/contouring! I don’t really contour anymore, I just add a slightly darker bronzer in the hallows of my cheeks, but blending it into the bronzer I already have on. And for that I use this brush by Morphe! It’s a part of a face set (which I love), but you can also buy it separately with a little bit different of a handle.

In the set

Alone

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Blush Brush

Next up, blush! I have always struggled to find the perfect blush brush, but I think I have finally found it! I always find myself putting on way too much blush, and then having nothing I could do about it. It’s easier to add, then take away! Once I found this duo-fiber brush by Sigma, I was set. It so delicately applies a wash of color, but allows you to build it up as well. LOVE it!

Purchase it here!

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Highlighting Brush

I will never use another highlighting brush. This is hands down the best I’ve ever tried! And don’t even get me started on fan brushes…

Purchase it here!

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Eyes

Blending Brushes

I have a few go-to brushes when it comes to blending! For all over washes of color, to really blow out that crease/transitions shade, I love the Morphe M533! It’s seriously the best! It does an amazing job of really blowing out color, for a soft, super-blended look!

Purchase the M533 here!

For more detailed crease and outer corner blending, I use either the Sigma E40 or the Morphe crease fluff brush!

Purchase the E40 here!

Purchase the fluff brush here!

 


Lid Packing Brush

To place eyeshadow on your lid, you want a dense, flat packing brush, designed to place tons of color in a specific area. The denser the brush, the more color deposit! These kinds of brushes work best with metallic/duo-chrome shades!

I loveee this brush by Sigma for more metallic shades! It also works super well with wet shadows!

Purchase the E55 here!

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I also love this packing brush by Morphe, when I want a less-intense lid shade, and it even works super well with matte shades!

Purchase it alone here!

Purchase it within a set here!

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Pencil Brush

I use a pencil brush to smoke out color on my lower lash line, as well as to “line” my top lash line with shadow when I want a less-intense “liner” look! My go-to is by Morphe!

Purchase it here!

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Brow Brush

I fill in my eyebrows with a brush, because I can’t get quite a sharp enough line with a pencil! This brush is super random, I’ve had it for so long! But the reason I love it is because it’s super small and stiff, so I’m able to get a sharp line! It’s not flimsy!

Purchase it here!

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If you want to purchase some of these brushes in a set, then you need the Morphe Eye Slay Collection, as well as the Face Complexion Goals! Any of the rose gold handled brushes are a part of either of those sets! With both of those sets, you’ll basically be set for a flawless, complete makeup look!

P.S. You can use the code CLAIRE10 on ALL Sigma Beauty products!

Okay girl, that’s it for now! Be sure to subscribe to my channel & check out any of my tutorials to see these guys in action!! 🙂

Thanks so much for stopping by!

*This post is not sponsored, but thank you to Sigma for my goodies!*