I am thinking about starting a new thing on the blog where I post daily “OOTD’s” on the blog , that way it’s even easier to shop my looks! And it’s also another way quick way I can catch you guys up on what’s new with me!
I had to share this outfit because my favorite sweater is now $23 with free shipping!! Trust me you need this staple piece in your life!!
I am a hugeParks and Recreation fan! I could watch that show all day long even though I’ve seen all the episodes several times before, it’s just that funny! For those of you who have not seen this show, the main character, Leslie, comes up with a fun day called “Galentine’s Day” on February 13th to celebrate her female friends! And she has the cutest party for them! You have to see that episode!! Anyways that’s a little background on how Galentine’s Day became a real day!
Here’s five fun ideas to celebrate with your girlfriends this on Galentine’s Day!
Waffle party!! Leslie is obsessed with waffles, so this one should be no surprise! Bonus points if they are heart shaped!!
Have a Valentine’s Day card making party!! Go completely elementary school style! Get lots of construction paper, glitter, markers, stickers…etc and get creative!
Host a Fancy Black Tie Party!! Get completely decked out with your girlfriends! Who needs a man to dress up for?? I think it’s more fun to dress up with the girls anyways because they appreciate what you’re wearing & understand how long it took to contour your face!!
Girls Weekend Road Trip!! Go somewhere fun where you have never been before and enjoy time away with your besties!! And maybe order some room service??
Gather your girlfriends, Get in your cozy pajamas, Order pizza, have lots of Valentine’s Day candy and have a Parks and Recreation marathon on the couch!!
Shop all of my favorite cozy Galentine’s Day essentials here:
I hope everyone has had a wonderful first week of 2018!! It has been the coldest week of my life here in Charlotte! No joke! It’s freezing! So I wanted to do a cozy roundup of all my current favorites!! And this is a good way to see my latest Instagram outfits in case you have missed them!!
I don’t know about you, but I am in love withLilly! I always have been! The quality of their pieces are amazing and I love the bright fun colors for Spring and Summer!! I always wear a Lilly dress for Easter too!!
Anyways the AFTER PARTY sale is the best time in the world to stock up on Lilly dresses and rompers!!
Here what pieces I bought from the sale:
More Goodies that I should have bought from the sale:
My Honest Thoughts from This After Party Sale:
In the past this sale has made me SO mad! It would take me hours to enter the site, the wait in line was crazy long, the website was so slow and things would sell out as I was putting them in my cart.. So if I am being honest with you guys, I almost said, “nope…not even going to try to shop this sale…it’s not worth the headache.”
But here’s what happened today..
I went to the Lilly website around noon, had a 5 minute wait, the website was running at a normal speed and checking out was a breeze !! BEST SALE THEY HAVE EVER DONE! Thank You Lilly for finally fixing this sale and making the experience a good one! So that is why I decided to do a blog post for you guys because I want you to give shopping the AFTER PARTYanother chance because I did and I am so excited for my purchase! But you do need to be patient with the shipping! It could take 3 weeks for your order to arrive which in my opinion is awesome because it’s calling for snow today in Charlotte…so getting summer dresses and rompers in 3 weeks is no biggie because I can’t wear them for awhile anyways! AND it gives me a chance to get my legs back in shape for these dresses! So honestly I couldn’t be happier with Lilly today!!
So do yourself a favor and go shop the sale and buy a dress that can motivate you to workout and get ready for the summer!!
I have done the hard part for you guys and spent hours going through all the entire Nordstrom sale…including: sweaters, coffee mugs, boots, jeans, pajamas & home decor and I have found all the must have items from the sale that are all still in stock (for now!!!)
I am so excited to share this adorable outfit from Catch Bliss Boutique! They seriously have the cutest things! I wore this topto a fun blogging event in Charlotte and got so many compliments and lots of DM’s from my followers wanting to know where I got this cute cold shoulder top from! So glad I can finally share this look!! Best News is that the entire site is 50% off right now with code “MY50” which makes this adorable top just $22! So hurry and order it before your size sells out!!
I wanted to share something that my readers would want to read, and I honestly had to stop and think…hmm.. what is it that everyone would want to read about or has had the most questions about lately! Then it hit me!! Remember when I did that mascara poll on my story a few weeks ago?! You guys are STILL messaging me about it! I LOVE IT (Keep them coming btw)! But I thought that this post would be a great way to share the results! In case you didn’t see from my story, I asked my followers what the best mascara was because I had just ran out of my Better Than Sex (yes thats the name of it) mascara and wanted to try something new! Little did I know that my followers would send me sooooo many great recommendations!
The Top Three Mascara Poll Results!!
Monsieur Big MascaraThis was so many girls favorite mascara and the winner of the mascara poll! By far the most repeated recommendation! Here is what the description from Ulta says about it, “A BIG volume mascara that delivers instant heart-stopping volume with up to 24 hour wear that lasts all night and even the morning after for your biggest, blackest, boldest lashes yet.You’ll know Monsieur Big Mascara is the one at first stroke. The BIG brush and ultra-creamy formula glides like silk onto lashes to deliver up to 12x more volume* with up to 24 hour wear. No touch-ups, flaking and smudging. Perfect for your BIG evening out AND even the morning after.*Than bare lashes alone.Monsieur Big’s brush has a unique shape with soft, wavy fibers to deliver the perfect amount of formula with the very first stroke.”
Roller Lash Super Curling & Lifting Mascara by Benefit This was the second most recommended mascara from you guys! I looked it up online at Ulta… and guys there are 4,600 plus reviews for this little fella!! That is insane!! So you know this one has to be amazing!! This one is a comb rather than a brush, so it helps to really separate the lashes!! Oh and it has vitamins in it to help grow your lashes! Definitely buying this one next!!
Huge Extreme Lash Mascara by Stila This one came in close behind second and is the one that I am actually using now! I have to be honest with you guys…I LOVE IT!!! My lashes look so long and thick! So out of the top three picks, this one is the only that I can actually give my personal recommendation on since it’s the only one I have tried! But when this one runs out I am buying the roller lash, solely because of the thousands of reviews! I am one of those people who reads reviews on everything! I won’t go to new restaurant without reading the Yelp reviews first! Anyways this is the mascara I used for these blog pictures!
Comment below with your favorite mascara brand!! And thank you so much to Catch Bliss Boutique for sponsoring today’s blog post on Lifestyles With Lex!!
Can you believe we are only one week away from Thanksgiving?! Which brings me to my next subject, what to wear for Thanksgiving Day!! Sweater dresses have been my FAVORITE trend this year! Throw on a pair of OTK boots and its an outfit! So cute! I have been eyeing this sweater dress and its finally on sale for $29! So now is a great time to grab it!! Also, I have this $55 sweater dress in two colors!! Check out all of my under $100 sweater dress picks on the end of this post!
To kick off your holiday shopping, Shop Bop is having a crazy designer sale and I have rounded up the best picks for you!! All the sweaters I picked are under $60 and fully stocked! But the number one thing I would grab would be JEANS! I love a good pair of designer jeans! My favorite brand is Paige Jeans! I always buy these during the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale! Luckily Shop Bop has several Paige jeans that are a part of this sale! So now is the time to grab these designer jeans and also they would make a great Christmas present!!
These jeans are my favorite Paige Jeans from the sale! So if you buy anything, I would make it a pair of these!