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

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

Pastels with Polly Ruth

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Hey friends!

Welcome back 🙂

Today’s post is in collaboration with Polly Ruth Boutique! Also, shoutout to The Flying Cupcake for allowing us to shoot there… I mean, come on… could this dress match this bakery any better?

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This. Dress.

I don’t think it could scream “Happy Spring!” any louder.

Purchase it HERE!

I love the colors of this beauty. The combo of the pastel mint + baby pink is just too pretty, and obviously works well together, hence all of the decor of the bakery. Lol.

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I absolutely LOVE the length of this dress too! I am not one to wear super short dresses and skirts, so this one was right up my alley. It’s super comfortable as well, and very easy to just throw on and go!

It has very unique seam details throughout the bodice as well, which adds a unique, fun element to the already super-fun-dress.

I’ve mentioned before that I lead worship at my church, so this dress is perfect for me too because I am able to wear it on stage because of the length!

Speaking of, I think this would make the most perfect dress for Easter! So so springy & pretty!

You could easily dress it down, and wear a jean jacket and some flat mules, like I wore. Or you could dress it up a bit with some heeled sandals and more jewelry!

My shoes & bag are by VICI, but here are similar options:

Flats

Same bag, different color

And my earrings are by BauebleBar: Sugarfix by BaubleBar Triad Ball Drop Earrings

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If you’re curious, my lip color is “Double Scoop” by Colourpop, and there’s a tutorial on a similar makeup look on my channel, using this lip color: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d36M3l45Glo

And most importantly, my cupcake is the “Pretty in Pink”, which is strawberry with cream cheese frosting, and it’s the best.

Thanks for stopping by!

xx Claire

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Back to the Basics | Amour Vert

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Hey Girl!

Happy almost weekend!

Today, let’s talk basics.

Every girl needs a few good basic tees, tanks, tops, for layering, for wearing in every season, and for just throwin’ on when you’ve got 5 minutes to get ready.

And let’s face it, not all basics are created equally. Actually most of the time, they’re not made in the best way possible. The Amour Vert is seeking to change that. When  Amour Vert reached out to me about joining in on their #ImpossiblySoftTee campaign, I was down.

SHOP the #ImpossiblySoftTees HERE!

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Your girl loves her basic tees. But they have to be made right, and well. Sure you can spend $4 on a F21 tee, or $9 on a Target tee, and by year 2, it’s stretched out, shorter than it was when you bought it, and probably has a few tears on the seems. No thank you.

I want one where I know I can throw it on time and time again without fear of it breaking, stretching, or looking different than it did the day I bought it.

“Amour Vert’s specially engineered textiles and blended fabrics are crafted to be soft, flattering and long-lasting. We only use low-impact dyes and adopt a zero-waste philosophy.” 

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Sign me up!

I am so excited to be apart of this campaign, and my tee is PERFECT.  And they aren’t kidding when they say impossibly soft! 🙂 It’s so effortlessly beautiful, and I’m obsessed. You can purchase it HERE! I will absolutely be wearing tis tee time and time again, and you probably will be too! 😉

You can use the code: CLAIREAV15% to save on your Amour Vert purchase!

My Jeans: Misguided Petite Jeans

My Tennis: Platform Tennis

My purse: Vici Mini Crossbody

Similar Earrings: Sugarfix by Baublebar Earrings

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Thanks girl!

xx Claire

*Thank you to Amour Vert for partnering with me on this post.*

Cyber Monday Gift Guide | Beauty Faves

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Hello, Lovies! Happy Cyber Monday!

Today’s post is a roundup of some beauty favorites of mine that are on super SALE today! Of course, these deals won’t last forever, but these products are still amazing and are PERFECT gift ideas for any makeup lover in your life! 🙂

Each picture is numbered, and the corresponding links/details can be found below!

1. Tartlette Toasted Eyeshadow Palette – $46

Tarte has some of my favorite eyeshadows! If you, or someone you know, loves some good warm toned shadows, this palette is the way to go! Use code: MONDAY for 25% off on Tarte Cosmetics!

2. ColourPop Stars Crossed Liquid Lipstick – $6.00

Their lip products are amazing an SO affordable! They’re one $6 originally, but are on sale for $4.20! 

3. Tarte Shape Tape Concealer – $27 

Unfortunately, this product is excluded from the Cyber Monday Sale, but this is still the best concealer on the market!

4. Morphe Complexion Goals Brush Set – $25

I’m literally dying over these brushes. The rose gold, the cute little carrying cases, and the versatility of the brushes; You can literally create every look you’d need to with these guys! Plus, the quality of their brushes is amazing!! Use code: MICDROP for 25% off! 

5. Physicians Formula Butter Bronzer – $14

Hands down, one of my favorite bronzers ever! And it smells like the beach! It’s on sale for half off right now on Ulta; $7.50!

6. NYX Matte Liquid Liner – $6.99

My favorite liquid liner ever & it’s on sale for $4.99! Great stocking stuffer!

7. Limited Edition Treasure Box Collector’s Set – $59

Everything you’d ever need in one spot, plus it’s included in the Cyber Monday sale! Use code: MONDAY for 25% off! 

8. Smashbox Primer Oil – $42

This beauty is HALF OFF now on Ulta! Only $21 for an amazing, hydrating primer, perfect for dry skin!

9. Clarisonic Mia 1 Gift Set – $120

This is the best investment you will EVER make. The Clarisonic Mia 1 is on sale with 1 brush head + cleanser for only $90! My Clarisonic has lasted me about 3 years and is nowhere near going out! All you need to replace is brush heads every so often, those are on sale here too!

10. All I See Is Magic ColourPop Eyeshadow Palette – $20

All ColourPop eyeshadow palettes are 20% off right now! They have some of my favorite shimmer shadows!

11. Smashbox Spotlight Highlighting Palette – $35

I just recently got this palette, and it juicily became my favorite highlighting palette! It’s HALF OFF now on Ulta; $17.50.

12. Morphe Dare to Create Palette – $32 

Are you joking me? Not only do you get an amazing mix of warm tones and fun colors, mattes and shimmers, you also get an entire row of just transition colors. This palette is literally so versatile! Amazing! Use code: MICDROP for 25% off! 

13. NYX Honey Dew Me Up Serum & Primer – $16.99

This is one my favorite primers! I love the little gold flecks in it, and it’s 40% off right now on Ulta; $10.19! 

14. ColourPop I Think I Love You Palette – $16

All ColourPop eyeshadow palettes are 20% off right now! I LOVE this palette!

15. Tarte Limited Edition Blush Bazaar Palette – $44

This is an amazing deal! These are my all time favorite blushes, and this palette is amazing for a pro makeup kit! Use code: MONDAY for 25% off on Tarte Cosmetics!

16. Morphe Eye Slay Eye Set – $18

This is a perfect set of eye brushes you will definitely get a ton of use out of! Bledning brushes, liner brushes, and everything in between, you can create whatever your little heart desires! Use code: MICDROP for 25% off! 

17. Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Water Foundation – $39

And last but not least, this best-selling, hydrating foundation is on SALE for $25 on Tarte Cosmetics (no code needed!)

 

Thanks so much for stoping by, I hope you snag some great deals and great gifts!

xx Claire