I know the average person can not afford a designer bag or shoes.  I am one of those people.  I also have a hard time with the amount of money women’s clothing retails for; which comes from my many years of retail experience.  I know how much mark-up is applied to merchandise and it is astounding!  Since I have been out of the retail world it has been very hard to purchase things at full price. I will purchase at full price; I just really have to love the item and think it’s worth the price. My favorite item I have splurged on are my Golden Goose Deluxe Sneakers. These sneakers have been on my want list for a few years now! Everytime I would…

Lake life is the best life don’t ya think! I grew up going to the lake and it will always hold a special place in my heart!  Whether it’s the lake, beach or mountains, we all have a place we love to go.  I go to the lake to see my parents every year around my birthday which usually falls on Memorial Day weekend. We try to go the weekend after Memorial Day so we can skip all the crowds.  This year I took advantage of the scenery and took photos for the life-styled version of these outfits. My mom was so kind to take them and did such a great job AND we had fun doing it. Summer is definitely here and a cool…

Hey ladies! I am so very excited to tell you about these amazing products from Ongaro Beauty that I had the opportunity to try!  Those of you who want a simple daily skincare routine will love these products!  I am always looking for products that make my life easier and just plain simple.  It seems that the more simple life is the better right! About Ongaro I just love discovering emerging companies on the beauty product scene.  Ongaro Beauty is one that definitely deserves recognition.  Ongaro Beauty was started by a mother and daughter from Texas. One of them had life threatening melanoma and realized a lot of the beauty products on the market have harmful chemicals that cause cancer! The FDA does not regulate…

Hey ladies! I hope you read my last post about Tips on How to Master a Clothing Flat Lay! This is a continuation of that and I will be giving you some tips on Lighting and Equipment Setup for a Clothing Flat Lay. This may require you to spend a little bit of money but the results are worth it if you want great quality photos. I have to begin by saying that I have a very professional set up.  My husband made me a platform with a stand that holds my camera above and dead center of the platform. I also use speed lights (flash) and a mirrorless camera. It took us about 6 months of practice to really get the lighting perfect and…

Hey ladies! Your request has been granted! For those of you that have been wanting to know how I accomplish my detailed flat lays, here you are! It has been a long time coming, so I hope it is super helpful! I have worked on perfecting my flat lays for quite some time.  I am going to help guide you along but it is up to you how much you practice and actually get good at it yourself.  You may also discover along the way the things that will work best for you and your environment. Hopefully these tips will help you start the process and give you something to reference it you need it. Also, don’t be afraid to leave me questions in the…

Hey there! When you are shopping for clothing do you consider the fabric content of the items before you purchase them?  This is a big part of my decision making process when I buy my own clothing. It is also something that every person in my life that has ever shopped with me now does.  I hope I can rub off a little on each of you as well by writing these types of posts.  It will make you a more informed shopper and help you purchase better quality items.  Not only will they last longer but they will also be low maintenance. Today I want to talk about the best summer fabrics, which in my opinion are linen and cotton.  These materials really are…