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Recently, I couldn’t sleep one night so I decided to do some perusing on my favorite blogs and from there went into a little online shopping spree…woopsies. That spree resulted in the purchase of these Ray Ban sunglasses (I think I’m in love) and they go perfectly with the second look I collaborated on with my favorite girls at Anjouil’s. I mean, could this “happy” tank get any cuter?! I think no. Its SO soft, so cozy and I decided to dress it up with my newest shoe purchase from the boutique, these Valentino inspired nude pumps. My Dear John jeans and a few sparkly accessories complete this dressy casual look. Hope you enjoy!

xoxo
Candice

(top, jeans, shoes: Anjouil’s; sunglasses: Ray Ban; necklace: Target; bracelet: Bauble Bar; watch: Michael Kors)

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Boy oh boy, does it feel good to finally be feeling some warmer temperatures outside! I was beginning to feel like those people that live in Alaska that don’t see the sun for the majority of the day and have seasonal affective disorder. Not good. Thankfully, the sun has been making its way through and has ushered in some warmer temperatures with it…making me now completely ready for a change in my wardrobe. I teamed up with my favorite local boutique Anjouil’s to create two Spring-inspired looks. This is the first and I think its just perfect for an Easter service at church, a bridal shower with your best girlfriends, or a day out with ladies who lunch. This boutique is my absolute go to for my own wardrobe additions, gifts for friends, and basically any excuse I can think of. If you’re local to Houston, you must stop in and visit or if you live elsewhere, be sure to check out their website. They are always adding new inventory and have great taste in choosing new looks. Hope you enjoy this peek at my spring style!

xoxo
Candice

(top, skirt: Anjouil’s; necklace, bracelet: Bauble Bar; shoes: Target; watch: Michael Kors; purse: Tory burch)

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Most of you know that I am full time bridal hairstylist and work for a hair and airbrush makeup company in Houston called Sunkissed and Made Up. When I started working for the lovely ladies at Sunkissed, I was fresh (and I mean, fresh!) out of college and still had the look of wearing no makeup + a ball cap and a pair of leggings over an extra large T shirt. I had hardly any makeup products and was quickly thrown into a world of beauty and glamour. I was not prepared people! I didn’t even know what filling in my brows was all about. Even though I had been to beauty school several years prior, I adopted the sorority girl college look throughout my four years at university. Over the past two and a half years, my makeup collection has increased tenfold and it was about time I made my makeup station in the bathroom a bit more organized and functional. Here are a few tips when organizing makeup:

1. Use clear plastic drawers: I think being able to see what all you have makes makeup buying and using more effective. You’re able to clearly see what you need more of and what doesn’t cut it for a round two purchase.

2. Keep your brushes upright: Use cups, or canisters where you can stand your brushes up to keep them from getting tattered. It’s also easy to see when its time to clean your brushes this way.

3. Shallow drawers are best: I used to have deep drawers for makeup to go in but they would end up looking like a junk drawer and I had no idea what I did or didn’t own. These shallow drawers help me stay organized.

4. Liven the space up: I love fresh flowers and the bathroom is one of my favorite places for them. Bathrooms usually have ample natural light, which is great for keeping your blooms fresh.

xoxo
Candice

(plastic drawers and brush holders: TJ MAXX; most makeup: Sephora)

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