Fletch and I are in Memphis this week to visit family. I’m really glad we get to catch up (and that I can take off time from work). Fletch’s mom is moving soon so we’re spending the majority of our time going through all of his old stuff. It’s like peeking into his past. My mother-in-law showed me an album of all of the smocked outfits she made along with a few photos of little Fletch in the adorable little clothes.
The outfit I’m sharing today is from a a few weeks ago. It’s so hot here in Memphis that I don’t plan on getting dolled up all week.
♥ Dress | Bonne Chance Collections ♥ Sunglasses | Sanrio ♥ Shoes | Asos ♥ Bow | Bownuts Cafe ♥ Earrings | AliExpress ♥
♥ Backpack | AliExpress ♥
Our plans while here include visiting the Memphis zoo, catching up with Fletch’s friends, and Fletch is playing a gig this Friday. He hasn’t played in a while and I’m excited to hear his songs again live.
I’m thankful for this time we’re spending back at Fletch’s home. Spending quality time with his family is so incredibly special. I’m glad we were able to make this trip happen.
What have you been up to?
This weekend I spent pretty much all of my time with my wonderful partner, Fletch. It was so wonderful!! This week we’re heading to Memphis to visit his family. Spending the few days before our trip together was really nice. We watched movies, cleaned the house, went shopping, played a few games at an arcade, and visited a friend at a local art festival (she had a booth). It was a jam-packed weekend but somehow felt pretty relaxed.
Weekends like this mean a lot to me. I’m usually either hanging out with friends or running errands. Making time to be with Fletch is so incredibly important. He always knows what to say to lift my spirit or make me laugh. We fit so perfectly together and I’m thankful to have such a lovely person as my partner in life.
What did you do this weekend?!
A few weekends ago we had a spell of warm weather so I busted out my cute (yet comfy) ice cream dress. The fabric is nice and stretchy which allows for maximum comfort when you feel like you might die from heat exhaustion. Since it was worm I decided not to add much on the accessories side. When I’m sweaty the last thing I want is to be dealing with chunky necklaces getting stuck to my chest.
As you might notice I have a new ita bag! My purple bag’s zipper broke so I bought a new one. Then I ended up fixing the purple bag so I now have two ita backpacks! I’m not complaining. What I love about ita bags is that I can display cute charms and pins without having to worry about then falling off or getting banged up. They’re safe and protected for the world to see and enjoy.
♥ Dress | H & M ♥ Shoes | Bait ♥ Backpack | AliExpress ♥ Headband | Hot Topic ♥
I’m so excited to share this look with you!!! I saw a friend wearing this top on Instagram and I immediately fell in love with it. The message, the colors–it spoke to me. So, when payday came around I jumped on my phone (not literally) so I could buy the cutie. After receiving it I went back and forth on how to style it. I settled on my tulle skirt, mostly because it hadn’t been on the blog yet (blog reader, meet cute, tulle skirt). I’m also rocking my brand new, super-cute tote bag from The Pink Samurai!! I love that she designed a bag that you can use to show off all of your cute pins. It’s perfect!!
♥ Shirt | Luella ♥ Skirt | Amazon ♥ Bag | The Pink Samurai ♥ Shoes | Bait ♥
I recently had my first ever facial at Skoah in Seattle. While at a really fun blogger event in Seattle a few weeks ago I scheduled a facial with Skoah! They were at the event providing mini facials and arm rubs and they invited my friend Jessica and I to their Capital Hill location to have our first ever facials! Jessica and I made a whole day out of it (which was really fun).
Let me tell you, I was really nervous about getting my first ever facial. I have really sensitive skin and rosacea so most things seem to irritate my skin. For cleanser I use Cetaphil and for moisturizer I use CeraVe (both are perfect for sensitive skin). On most days that’s all I put on my face. Having a stranger put different treatments and things on my face worried me. What if I end up with permanent red skin?! Luckily I had Jessica with me to help build up my courage.
The lovely ladies at Skoah were so wonderful! They asked about my skin and my daily skin routine before making a plan for my facial. They catered the treatments to my skin and made it a personal experience. I felt like I was listened to and that they cared about how my skin would react.
When I walked into the room where I was to get my facial the atmosphere was calming. They had a cute little sign welcoming me on the bed along with one of their chapsticks. How cute, right?!
They spelled my name wrong but that’s ok
They gave me a hydrodew mask and then put on a cooling mask to help calm my skin. They also did a few extractions before finishing up with moisturizer. I’ll be honest and say that many different things were applied to my face and wiped off and I have no idea what they all were. I do know that I liked how it felt. I could have fallen asleep on that table!
Alright, let’s get on to the final opinions.
Before on the left and after on the right
I would say I really liked getting a facial. It was relaxing, my face felt awesome right after, and overall it was really nice being able to treat myself. I’d definitely get one again. It’s now been a few weeks and I will say in the day following my facial I saw a few pimples pop up. I typically only get one zit at a time and it’s around my period. Somehow three nasty little pimples popped up in the day or two following my facial. I don’t know what happened but getting a facial was the only thing I did differently. Even with an increase in zits I’d still get another facial. It was so nice and I honestly don’t even know if the zits were caused by the facial so, might as well try again, right?!
Have you ever had a facial? Did you like it? I want to hear about your experience!!!