Today I will be sharing four self tanning products that I swear by and one that I would not recommend. Having a little color is one of those little things that really brightens up my mood. This may sound silly, but I swear I love my outfits so much more when I have a tan! Before I apply my self tanner I always apply this moisturizer on my knees, elbows, ankles and wrists…. and anywhere else you may have dry patches. Our skin tends to be dryer in those particular areas, so applying moisturizer on them before self tanner will prevent those areas from absorbing more self tanner and creating a uneven tan. It is also very important to exfoliate well before apply self tanner… I use and love this body exfoliator. To avoid having super tan hands I use this mitt to apply all of my tanners.


From the four self tanners I am sharing Loving Tan is my absolute favorite! This tanner develops into a beautiful brown color because of the olive undertones in it there is no need to worry about looking orange! Another reason why I love this product is because it is a mousse. When buying self tanners I always look for a mousse option because they dry very quickly and you don’t have to worry about it transferring on your clothes or sheets! My tan with this product usually lasts about a week.

Moving on to St. Tropez my second favorite. This one just like the Loving Tan will give you that “I just got back from vacation” tan, but I feel like the Loving Tan is just a bit darker. Also is a mousse, but does come in a lotion form as well.

Lets talk about my favorite affordable self tanner St. Moriz from Ulta. This self tanner will give you an amazing brown tan, but it will not last as long as the first two that I mentioned. I feel like when I use this product, which is also a mousse I have to use it twice a week in order to keep my tan. It has olive undertones, so again no need to worry about turning out orange!

I used Xen- Tan for a while because I loved the color I got from it, but this specific formula feels like a body butter, which means it does not dry down and transfers on clothes and sheets. Also with it not drying down you are more prone to having a uneven tan because the product comes off on your clothes. This tanner will give you an amazing color it would probably be one of my top tanners if the formula wasn’t so thick and greasy.

My least favorite tanner that I have ever tried is the Clarins self tanning instant gel. The reason I say this is because it will not give you a noticeable tan. The tan that it does provide tends to be a bit orange toned. When this product is applied it leaves a oily film on your skin, it never fully absorbs, which then transfers on your clothes! The Ulta tanner that I recommended gives you a lot more color and is a fraction of the cost! Also you don’t get as much product with this tanner for the price compared to the others I have mentioned!




The weather was so beautiful over the weekend! I hope everyone got to enjoy it and got to do something fun. I spent the day shopping with my sister….every time my sister and I go shopping some how we always end up in the sunglass section in EVERY store… anyway we were walking through Nordstrom and yet again ended up in the sunglass section LOL…I tried on this pair of sunglasses and fell in love, they remind me of a over sized Gucci pair I’ve seen. I got this shirt about two weeks ago and was finally able to wear it over the weekend with the warmer weather. Striped shirts are always a staple in my closet for spring… this particular one has a super girly feel with the ruffle sleeves and tie in the back. It also comes in this gorgeous color.


CARDIGAN  old ( similar here and here) | SATIN TANK | JEANS | SHOES (want THESE ) | BAG | EARRINGS | BRACELTE (here & here)

The weather is finally warming up and that makes me super happy. While it was colder I wasn’t able to shoot because 90% of the time Malik tags along with me and I didn’t want to risk him getting sick. Malik and I took advantage of this beautiful day and went to a local café that has the best crepes. Wearing white jeans when going to eat crepes filled with Nutella with a  toddler WAS definitely a risk…. but thankfully we walked out with no stains :)…White jeans are my #1 go to in spring because they are so easy and basically go with any top ( want these).  My cami comes in 9 different colors and it pairs perfectly with just about anything! I love having a few colors on hand because they are perfect on those days you feel like you have nothing to wear….. I have really been wanting the white, but it’s always sold out in my size in store! My shoes are probably the most comfortable pair of designer shoes that I own and my favorite spring shoe!




VEST: OLD (similar here under $15!!) | SWAETER | JEANS | SHOES | BAG (similar style) | WATCH OLD ( similar here) | EARRINGS

Happy Friday everyone! I’m currently sitting having my morning coffee while Malik naps thinking about the endless amount of things I have to get done! I stayed up late last night washing all of my makeup brushing for all of my upcoming appointments, so I am extra tired today!

Relying on caffeine to get me through today!

I wore this outfit the other day and I always get so many questions about my vest. Unfortunately I got it last year, but I have linked a similar one that is under $15. I layered it over a chunky sweater for a more polished look! The weather has been all over the place so I like having the option of easily taking a layer off once it warms up mid day! Super excited that the forecast says we will be getting snow next week. I cant wait to take Malik sledding!


CARDIGAN: BP (similar HERE and love this one) | T-SHIRT (HERE and HERE) | JEANS | BELT ( similar style HERE) | SHOES | EARRINGS | BRACELET | HANDBAG | HAT

While organizing my closet late last night I realized how many items I have that were worn a couple of times or not at all left on a hanger to collect dust. Now it’s no secret that fashion moves fast and you find that items you purchase are in one week and out the other. I wanted to take a step back and recreate a look with items I already have in my closet. Its so easy to get wrapped up in keeping up with the most current trends, but you don’t always have to go out and buy the newest sweater or shoes to look current. For my outfit I choose a basic white tee with some distressed jeans… probably two pieces every girl has in her closet!! Because it was a little cooler this day I threw on a cardigan I got months ago and these Steve Madden shoes. This look is super easy for the girl that just doesn’t have the time to be bothered with putting together outfits. When wearing older pieces you can always add new accessories to switch it up a bit. I choose this hat, which I absolutely adore and see myself wearing in spring/summer and this gold tote that will also look super cute in the months to come!




SWEATER | JEANS | SHOES | BRACELTE 1 & 2 | HANDBAG | EARRINGS | BELT (also love this one and this one)

As you all know, I stick to is neutrals for the most part, so this sweater was something I’d usually stay away from. I was walking through Loft, when I saw this highlighter yellow sweater. The color is not one I’d ever choose, actually I was always a little frightened to throw this color into my closet. I decided to try something new so I added it to my purchase; surprisingly, I can’t stop wearing it!!! It is my new favorite sweater and strangely I can pair it with a lot more than I thought I could. Sadly, these amazing jeans were purchased a few months ago, regardless I linked a very similar pair. If you tuned in on my last few blogs, you are probably aware of this gold tote I have been talking about. I finally went out and bought it, let me just say BEST PURCHASE. It is extremely roomy, I can turn it into a diaper bag so easily. The color is so stunning and transitions into any season. Also, it is very versatile handbag and easy to throw into any outfit. Even though, a cross-body is my first choice because of convenience purposes, becoming a mom has taught me that the bigger the bag, the better!! Definitely took advantage of having a sister and borrowed her belt, which added such a unique touch to my outfit. It leaves me debating which one I should purchase for the upcoming seasons!!


CARDIGAN | CAMI | JEANS | SHOES | BAG: old (similar here) | NECKLACE (my fave!! currently on sale for $15!!!)

I’m lucky to be awoken by the sweetest little boy every morning. Before we are off to teeth brushing and breakfast, I usually bring him in our room to get my morning kisses. Finally, I get a caffeine break while Malik is off to his nap after his morning play session. Once he is asleep, I make it my mission to use every minute to my advantage to get as much done as possible!!!! This includes getting ready for the day. Most days I cant be bothered with getting glammed up because I have to spend most of my free time cleaning breakfast off the floor. Today was one of those days, I choose an easy simple all black outfit. As a mom sometimes a black simple outfit is my go to because it doesn’t show all the snack stains, but still allows me to look fashionably put together. This cardigan sold out and is back in stock! I absolutely love the girly feels it gives with the ruffle sleeves (also want this one). My jeans I seriously over wear, but what can I say they are my favorite black jeans ( I have my eye on these)! My bag is an older style, but I linked a similar one, I am dying to have this one in gold!!



SWEATER | JEANS | BOOTIES: Steve Madden (similar here and here)| EARRINGS | SUNGLASSES

Happy Monday everyone! After being back for a couple of days from our enjoyable trip to Ellen, we decided it was a good day to put the prizes to use! First stop, IKEA!!!! I have never been a fan of this massive maze store, but today I learned my way around and picked up a few items. Of course, I spent the most time…and money [shocker], in the children’s section of the store. However, I still was able to add a few chic details to my home. My home has been neutral since the day I moved in; I am a big fan of neutral tones, but I decided it was time to add a little more excitement (100% suggest Ikea if you want to add  to your home within a budget!!) . Also, for the first time my whole To-do list was completed today! This is rare, usually I only get to number 3 on my daily lists. Although, I was very productive, the main reason this rare event occurred today was due to daddy and Malik having their own play date. Thankfully, my husband can save me on days when it feels like my errands are never-ending! Hope you guys like the outfit I threw together for this errand full day and be sure to click on the links if you find an item that suites your taste!!



I made my first order from Boohoo not too long ago and unfortunately most of the pieces I ordered did not work out for me. I ordered a few tops and one pair of pants, the pants came with a hole in them! I wasn’t that surprised with the quality of the clothes because they are super cheap! I asked on IG about your experience with ordering from Boohoo and the results were pretty much 50/50 half of the girls were disappointed with their orders while the other half never had any issues. With that info I was tempted to give them one more try. I made my second order, this time only sticking to sweaters because from my first order the sweaters seemed to be hit.

I ordered this green sweater and it’s the same quality as some of my Express sweaters and it comes in a ton of other colors! My jeans are currently 40% off and I love the hem detail!! My bralette was sold out for the longest time and is finally back in stock! Its perfect for any slouchy/off the shoulder sweater.