2016 Summer Fashion Staples

2016 Summer Fashion Staples


Floral Maxi Dress– Flower print dress

Cute Caftan (can be used as swim cover up)- Caftan dress

Kimono- Floral kimono

Flowy Halter Top- New York Company embellished top

High Waisted Bikini- Retro bathing suit

High Waisted Shorts- Topshop shorts

Flowy Romper- Daniel Rainn long sleeve romper

Floral Pencil Skirt- New York Company long white skirt

Summer Wedges- Summer sandals

Gladiator Sandals- Aéropostale aeropostale shoes

Mint Purse (I own this exact one and LOVE IT)- Dome satchel

Laser Cut Crossbody Bag- Under One Sky handbags crossbody

Swirly Cut Necklaces-Cut out necklace

And matching earrings!!- Earrings jewelry

Americana Scarf- Sheer scarve

Rosegold Aviators- Jennifer Lopez rhinestone sunglasses

Mary Kay BB Cream- BB Cream

Sunscreen-Mary Kay sun care


Branson Spring Break Packing List

I love going to Branson for vacation several times a year! In fact, we just got back from our Christmas trip there just a week ago and we loved it! I am already creating my Spring Break packing list since it is just a few months away!

I am all about packing light! Here is how to have an ton of outfits with just 8 mix and match main pieces!!


Branson Spring Packing List



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Garnier BB Cream Review



Wow!! I can’t believe how crazy this month has been! I have barely had time to post! So I am a Bzz Agent through bzzagent.com . They give you FREE products to try and keep and you review them! I finally got my first product and it was the Garnier BB Cream. I absolutely love it! I cut out 10 minutes out of my morning make up routine, I don’t have to reapply it, it doesn’t streak, and it is almost true to tone. I have a really hard time finding foundations and BB Creams that match my skin tone. It was a little orange on me, but some beige powder toned it down! It is incredible! I am so in love with this product.

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This BB Cream does not clog your pores. It also feels very light on my face and not like a thick cream as most BB Creams are. Ok! So go out and get some and try it! Tell me what you think! Does it work for your skin tone? How does it feel??


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Stay Southern Ya’ll!






The Southern Belle’s Closet Classics


I absolutely love living in Oklahoma! You can experience all 3 seasons in just 1 week! That being said, you need to have some versatility in your wardrobe! Here are my Fashion Staples for the Southern Belle!


  • Little Black Dress
  • Summery Dress
  • Pretty Day Dress
  • Long-Sleeve Knit Dress
  • Sweater Dress


  • Cardigans
  • Simple Black Tee
  • Simple White Tee
  • White Cotton Button Front
  • Silk Blouse
  • Dressy Tank
  • Camisoles
  • Chambray Blouse


  • Skinny Jeans
  • Colored Skinny Jeans
  • Flare Jeans
  • Bootcut Jeans
  • Khaki Trousers
  • Black Trousers
  • Black Pencil Skirt
  • Colored Pencil Skirt
  • Cotton Mini Skirt
  • Maxi Skirt


  • Trench Coat
  • Wool Coat
  • Fleece Jacket
  • Lightweight Jacket
  • Black Blazer


  • Diamond Studs
  • Pearl Studs
  • Gold Dangles
  • Silver Dangles
  • Pearl Necklace
  • Silver Pendant Necklace
  • Gold Ring
  • Silver Ring
  • Watch
  • Simple Bracelet


  • Shawl
  • Sunglasses
  • Floppy Sunhat
  • Umbrella
  • Colorful Opaque Tights
  • Neutral Leather Purse
  • Evening Clutch
  • Casual Tote bag
  • Colorful Skinny Belt
  • Tan Skinny Belt
  • Wide Brown Waist Belt
  • Wide Black Waist Belt
  • Well-Fitting Lacy Underpinnings
  • Black Bikini
  • One Piece Swimsuit
  • Colorful Bikini


  • Black Ballet Flats
  • Loafers
  • Sneackers
  • Black Sandals
  • Tan Sandals
  • Black Pumps
  • Colorful Heels
  • Tall Brown Boots
  • Tall Black Boots
  • Brown Booties
  • Black Booties
  • Nude Colored Heels
  • Flip Flops

This is just a basic list of what I have in my closet! It basically covers the fashion staples every girl should own as a basic wardrobe.


10 Products I Can’t Live Without

I am super picky when it comes to my make up, hair, and face products. I have used several products for years and I end up just getting irritated when I try to become adventurous with my make up products. So, here it is; my list of products I can’t live without!

1. Bare Minerals Foundation & Mineral Veil- Nothing looks as “airbrushed” on my face than these products. People constantly ask me how I get my skin to look that perfect! This is part of what I do! (See my beauty regimen for how I do my make up). It runs around $27 each and lasts me about 2-3 months. You can get it at a specialty make up store (Ulta, Sephora, etc…) It makes my skin look super radiant as well.

2. Erase Paste by Benefit Cosmetics- This stuff is amazing. I have really bad impetigo around my nose and some psoriasis around my hair line, and this stuff completely covers it up and lasts all day. A little bit goes a long ways too. It is around $26 and lasts me close to a year while it still gives amazing coverage. You can get it at a specialty make up store (Ulta, Sephora, etc…)

3. L’Oreal Double Extend Mascara- This mascara is great! It makes my lashes look super long, it does not flake off, it comes off easy with water and does not break your lashes. What more could you want? It is around $9 and you can buy it at Wal-Mart or any drug store!

4. Wet n Wild Pinkerbell Lipstick- It looks just like Mac’s Viva Glam Nicki. It is only $2-$3 rather than $20! It is a very pretty bright pink color!

5. Revlon Coralberry Lipstick- It is a nice coral color! I am in love with this in the spring and summer!

6. Hot Tools Helix Flat Iron- This flat iron gets just as hot as a Chi flat iron for 1/2 the price. I would die without my flat iron. It is around $40 for the flat iron.

7. Hot Tools Helix Curling Iron- Once again, this thing is incredible. I don’t know how I lived without it before. It is also around $40. I have like 3 in all different sizes!

8. Covergirl Soft Sable Blush- It is a peachy blush that gives you a healthy glowing color. It is like $4 at Wal Mart.

9. Mary Kay Velocity Moisturizer- I love this stuff to use on a daily basis. It is super light, but still extremely moisturizing. It is about $10 and you can get it from your local Mary Kary Cosmetics Distributor.

10. African Black Soap- Oh My Gosh!!! This is the most amazing soap you will ever use! It is really good for acne, psoriasis and other skin problems. You have to google this stuff. It really is incredible. I have psoriasis around my hair line and it immediately clears it up. I also have really bad acne on my back and my chest and this keeps everything cleared up too. It is unscented, and is good for ALL skin types! It is also super cheap. You can order like a 10 lb block for $12 and it lasts forever. I usually order mine on ebay, but there are many other sites you can order it from.

NYC Kohl Eyeliner Pencil Review

I bought the NYC Kohl Eyeliner Pencil in Jet Black. It was super cheap, but is by far one of the best eyeliners I have owned in like forever. It goes on smooth, stays all day, and does not travel away from your eye. The down side is that it is a pencil, so you have to sharpen it, but other than that, I love this product! I bought it at Wal-Mart for around $1.50 or so.

Rimmel Fix & Perfect Foundation Primer Review

I bought the Rimmel London Fix & Perfect Foundation Primer. It is a really orange product and shows up orange under my foundation. It is supposed to smooth skin and minimize pores, which it did not do. It just felt goopy and smells AWEFUL… It made my face stink all day. It smells like getting a perm. I do not recommend this product.

Rimmel BB Cream Review

So, I have been trying out some new and not so new products and I thought, I would review them.

I tried the Rimmel BB Cream in February 2013. BB Stands for Beauty Balm. It is a revolutionary product that has 9 products in 1: Primer, Moisturizer, Pore Minimizer, Concealer, foundation, Brightener, sunscreen, and powder.

This product made my face feel oily all day and was very streaky. I tried to put powder on over it with no luck. It was still super oily. The shade also made me look orange. I do not like this product at all. It feels gross on my skin and I used it once. I like the idea of the BB Cream, however, I just do not like the Rimmel Version. It was really cheap, but it also felt like a cheap product on my face.

My Top 5 Must Haves for March 2013

Wow! What a month February was. With Izzy turning 5 and her birthday party, I am totally wiped out. I am super excited that the first day of spring is March 20th. Here in Oklahoma, spring is about every other day (lol). With warmer weather just around the corner, It is time to update my wardrobe with some brighter colors.

1. Chambray Shirts– I bought a chambray (denim) shirt that has a lace back. I wear that thing everywhere with everything. I wear it with jeans, colored skinnies, leggings, over dresses, over skirts, with scarves,  everything! LITERALLY! If you do not own a chambray shirt, GO BUY ONE… NOWWWWW…. You will wonder how you ever dressed without one!

Life In Progress™ Chambray Shirt #denim

2. Colored Skinny Jeans- I love these! They come in a million colors! For spring, I like to choose pastel colors rather than super bright, but that is just me. A spring color I am in love with is Mint. It is such a pretty color and looks great on virtually any skin tone.

The Gift of Color - L.E.I. Juniors Colored Skinny Jeans #Walmart

3. Mint Colored Purse- Once again, I am Absolutely in love with Mint.

Mint purse

4. Something Green- St. Patty’s Day is March 17th! Wear your green, or get pinched…

"St. Paddy's Day Outfit"

5. A Spring Dress- Get a pretty spring dress for Easter! Easter is March 31st this year. I like to look for “Easter-wear” I can wear all spring and summer. I choose a light dress and a cardigan to go over it!

"spring fling" by sherlynd ❤ liked on Polyvore

Here it is folks! My top 5 for March 2013!