Thursday, August 21

Lake Tahoe Loungin'

Threadsence top, One Teaspoon cutoffs (similar here), H&M shoes, SaboSkirt sunnies

custom tee by yours truly

So we're having a great little getaway in Lake Tahoe this week. It's something we try to do each summer. The best of both worlds - beach and mountain pines. My off the shoulder Threadsence top is perfect for this fresh weather. I just scored a bunch of gorgeous new arrivals from their site. Adore them all. And I've been wearing these vintage necklaces with everything lately - the pearl/coin strand was my grandmother's, and the star charm my mom's from many years ago. Feels good to keep them close when I'm so far away. I've also included a shot of my handsome guy, hanging out on our coffee run. I had the shirt made for him awhile back, with one of our favorite Parks & Rec quotes - you can snag your own and join the cool club at my Society6 shop.

I'm not sure if I'll have another opportunity to post this week while we're gone, but you can follow along on our adventures with Instagram. It's so beautiful here! Until next time...

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Thursday, August 14

Pretty Florals at SheInside

SheInside dress, Forever21 slip, ModCloth heels

What a beautiful find this SheInside dress was. I'll admit, I've been eyeing it online for awhile. I think this midi skirt and sleeve length is perfect for the transition into fall, while still sheer and airy for these last days of summer. And I'm in love with this black floral print. Paired it with a little blue slip, as it's unlined. I'll be bringing this dress along on my roadtrip to Lake Tahoe next week! A big thank you to my sponsor, SheInside! Go browse their shop, and use the coupon AUTUMN25 at checkout for 25% off autumn new arrivals until August 16!

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Wednesday, August 6

Favorite Summer Skirt from SheInside

Thrifted Top, SheInside Skirt, Off Brand Sunnies, Jessica Simpson Heels

A difficult week is made brighter by this crisp white A-line skirt from SheInside. Their company offers so many lovely styles at fantastic prices. I've been asked about quality, and I can honestly say I have never had any issues. Sometimes, I fear white pieces may be too sheer, but this skirt is made of a durable, thick fabric. I've been on the hunt for the perfect high waisted midi skirt, and I think I've finally found it. Every girl needs a good twirl skirt. Many thanks to my sponsor, SheInside.

This "no smoking" top is a favorite of mine (I think my Dad would appreciate it... a personal bad habit). I found it at a thrift shop years ago, and had to have it.

Wishing everyone a great week. Life is short - go have some fun! xoxo

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Saturday, August 2

DIY: Dinosaur Jars

Today, an easy dollar store DIY: Dinosaur Mason Jars. I made these as favors for the baby shower I spoke of last post. I used jars from Michael's (but they have them cheaper at Target, or you can find individual jars at the dollar store). The dinosaurs are dollar store erasers. I chose a bronze spray paint, and affixed it all together with superglue. They were filled with a little shredded paper, and batteries for the boys, blue nail polish for the girls, and finished with a little paper ribbon.

Before I get into the photo tutorial, I want to acknowledge that this post is a few days late, as I mentioned in the previous post I would share this with you on Tuesday. Without getting into any details, I've been dealing with a personal tragedy. I am fortunate to have a few sponsored clothing posts on the docket. I hope to post my reviews within a few days, but it is difficult to want to shoot any outfit photos at the moment. I also want to publicly congratulate the winner of the Skull Ring Giveaway - Petra. As well as remind my USA readers of the Wet Brush Giveaway in the previous post.

On to the Dino Jars...

I began by spray painting the dinosaurs and the lids with several coats. These erasers were the perfect size, however I'd suggest using little plastic figurines instead if you can find them.

Once dry, I glued the lids together. Then affixed the dinosaurs with superglue. After some more dry time, they got a final coat of spray paint.

I thought these were an adorable favor for a boy's baby shower - they've got a lot of personality and can be used to store just about anything.

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Monday, July 28

Hair Care: Another Giveaway!

From top left, clockwise: Bumble&Bumble Mending Shampoo & Conditioner,
Moroccanoil, Trader Joe's Coconut Body Butter, Arvazallia Hydrating Mask,
The Wet Brush

I've been busy the last couple days getting ready for and throwing my friend's baby shower, so I've slacked on posts. I'm looking forward to sharing a few DIY decorations with you tomorrow! For now, a look inside my beauty bag.

My hair routine has always been really low maintenance. Although I'm jealous of girls with long super shiny super smooth effortless-looking beach waves, I've never been able to master it. How is that even achievable anyway? Perhaps I've drawn a short stick with coarser-than-average hair. Don't get me wrong, I love my hair. But growing up it was a different story. I had a pretty long awkward hair phase. I think I went a year or two in high school without taking it out of a ponytail, because I just didn't know how to care for it. It's taken some heavy experimentation over the years to find the right products to tame my mane. My hair used to be unmanageably frizzy. It's naturally curly, but I've been coloring it regularly since 2006 & I think that has relaxed it - I have to work for the curl these days (I was dark red when I started the blog, if you'd like to sift through old posts).

Anyway, these are some of my favorite products (I also threw in my favorite post-shower body lotion - a must try!). They've been doing wonders for me and I'm happy to suggest them to anybody that feels like they need a bit of a hair overhaul. I'm not fancy - I mostly let my hair dry naturally, occasionally I'll blow it out, and if I'm going to wear it curled I use my flat iron to make the ringlets. I've never been good with a curling iron.

Today, I want to introduce you to the Wet Brush.

The last time I had my hair done, my stylist was telling me about her latest product find at a hair show: the Wet Brush. This thing is really lightweight (I'm used to a much heavier brush), so it was surprising to me how well it glides through my coarse hair - wet or dry. I wrote about the brush on Makeoverly (read the post here). The creators advertise this brush as the miraculous Wet Brush: "With its unique IntelliFlex™ bristles, the Wet Brush runs effortlessly through hair, detangling without pulling or tugging. There’s no pain, no tears–whether the hair is wet from the shower or dry; curly or straight; thick or fine." The bristles don't look much different from those on my old hairbrush, maybe a little thinner and more flexible. They feel great on my scalp, though, and they do manage to detangle without pulling. No more hair breakage, yay! They also offer a Shine brush, with added bristles that distribute natural oils through the hair shaft. I haven't tried out that version yet, but I would love to!

I'm thrilled to announce that I've teamed up with Wet Brush to spread the hair love on to you guys. They sent me the original Wet Brush to give away to one of my readers! It's such a pretty purple color. I'm excited to give back to you, I appreciate all of your support for Fait Boum. Use the entry form at the bottom of this post. Entry is limited to readers in the United States, and remember you can enter daily until the giveaway ends, on August 12th at midnight. The winner will be chosen at random by Rafflecopter. Good luck guys!

P.S. There are still a few days to enter the Skull Ring Giveaway, so get on it if you're interested!

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