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Saturday, August 1, 2015

July Instagram

Soooo lovelies…July is over:( While so many people are complaining about the heat, I’m the one looking at them all crazy like, “Hello McFly…remember winter? Snowing, blowing, 20 below zero, heat bills that could buy several pair of shoes winter?” No thank you! I’ll sweat out summer with a smile on my face! Anyways, since the month is over, I thought I’d do a quick recap of my Instagram July posts. IG is by far my favorite app…I could seriously spend hours searching tags and peeking into the lives of others. It almost sounds voyeuristic…but, that’s what it’s there for so whatevs:) Anyhow, if you’re on Instagram I’d love for you to follow me at Laura_Yoder – thank you in advance!

Sweater and Shorts

OMGosh guys, July started off COLD! This was July 1st…I was wearing a sweater. IN JULY!

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

New Product Alert: 0% Damage to Hair After Styling with The Fix from White Sands

Porosity The Fix

OMGoodness you guys…I have such a fear of ruining my hair EVERY SINGLE TIME I run any kind of iron through it. Flat, curling, it doesn’t matter, I always envision ends exploding in splits. Now of course, this has never happened as the truth is, I generally have pretty healthy hair (probably due to the fact I’ve not once ever colored or highlighted it), but, I still have that fear. And right before haircuts or during really cold spells, my hair doesn’t look or feel so healthy. So hearing about White Sands Hair Care’s The Fix, has me completely intrigued. I’ve not tried it so this isn’t a post about recommendations, but for any of you who fear damage, or already are suffering damage from color, chlorine, over-styling or the abundance of other factors that cause damage, this is most definitely worth looking into.

These are the facts: completely healthy hair burns at just over 450 degrees. Damaged hair, can’t take that heat, and can burn at temperatures as low as 250 degrees. Most flat irons automatically turn on to 400 degrees. Meaning, you can choose to really injure your tresses, or you can just not style at all (gasp!).

The Fix was recently found to demonstrate the ability to protect hair from thermal damage at 450 degrees, with hair showing NO damage from a flat iron. An added bonus? The same study showed that hair treated with The Fix showed 152% shine improvement over untreated hair. Besides a heat protector, The Fix can be used on wet or dry hair as a detangler and blowout booster for quicker styling times.

The fix (and it’s gorgeous bottle) retails for $19.40 at WhiteSandsProducts.com

Happy (and healthy!) styling!

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Monday, July 27, 2015

Sunday Brunch

So one of my very favorite summer activities are weekend brunches at Silver Spoon right down the street from me. However, my schedule has been so ridiculous this warm-weather season, as of this weekend, I’ve brunched exactly, nonce. As in nada. Not at all. And while my friends and I can brunch any time of the year, there’s just something more fun about it in summer. I think it’s the fact we can dine outside, which is another one of my favorite summer activities. When I realized I had a completely free day on Sunday, the only thing I wanted to do was eat a Nap Time (BBQ Pulled Pork, scrambled eggs, and potatoes…but actually fries, lol) skillet. When I tell you that when combined with a Chandon Mimosa Flight it’s the best breakfast in the history of ever, I truly mean it. Anyways, this past Sunday was a girls brunch with my friend Nicole and her two daughters. While the lil’ ladies couldn’t quite understand the appeal of a slow meal and then “just talking” for awhile afterward, I thought it was nothing short of perfection:)

Chandon Single Serve Champagne, Champagne Flight, Champagne Mimosa Flight

Saturday, July 25, 2015

What Goes Into Making Citizens of Humanity Jeans

Ever wonder why some jeans cost a few more pennies than others? Or exactly what goes into making a handcrafted pair of jeans? You guys have to check out the below Citizens of Humanity video showing off parts of their unique and time consuming process, including hand-laundering, lasering, whiskering, hand abrasions, creating rips, fitting the jeans, mending, repairing and adding the Premium Vintage leather patch. It’s way more time consuming that sewing together two pieces of denim and I promise you’ll never ask again, “why are jeans so expensive?” :) :) :)


CITIZENS WOMAN from Citizens of Humanity on Vimeo.



Hope you're having a fantastic Saturday!

 


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Wednesday, July 22, 2015

July Beauty Box 5 Review: Summer Night Out

I have to say, I get through cold, miserable winter months, just for July. I just love this month! I love the weather, I love the fact that there’s always something happening, I love the quiet mornings, outdoors runs, open toe shoes…I love July! And yes, I know this isn’t the only month where are all of these things are going on, it just happens to be my favorite. Beauty Box 5 must have caught wind of this little fact about me, because their July Box, Summer Night Out, was perfection…full of beauty products perfect for one of many nights (or days) out and about. I swear they make primping so much fun!

Beauty Box 5 July 2015 Review 

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Romantic Lace

OMGoodness…this week, weather wise, has been amazing! That sticky drippy humidity has finally passed (sorry East Coast) and I’m thoroughly enjoying early early mornings, where I can have a cup of coffee outside and just take a few minutes to be awake while not running around like a crazy person…which seems to be all I’ve been doing lately. Ugh. BUT, I think next week things will hopefully calm down just a bit and I can finally thoroughly enjoy what’s left of summer! Yay!!

I think I mentioned a week or two ago that I finally got to cleaning (purging) my closet and got rid of so so much. The bright side besides more organized space was that I tried on and fell in love with things I didn’t even realize I had or had overlooked because I couldn’t see them. So really, cleaning out my closet basically meant a brand new wardrobe. Yay me:) One of those items was this adorable lace top. The color, texture and silhouette are so sweetly feminine and romantic I can’t believe I had this out of reach for so long. Lesson learned. Keep my closet tidy.

Cute Lace top Women

Saturday, July 18, 2015

Home

I love love love going home and seeing my family…I know everyone always says this, but I really mean it…they’re the best:) The past couple of weeks I’ve been able to sneak away for a day here and day there to visit, cookout and I even got to watch my niece and nephew show their pigs at the fair. It’s so funny how all these years have past since I showed pigs in that same ring, and yet so many things are still the same…the pig show is still Tuesday afternoon, the same people are still helping and most importantly, the milkshake stand is still in the exact same place!

Whenever I meet people these days, they seem so surprised to learn how rural of an area I grew up in. It’s funny to me…I guess my style generally doesn’t scream “country girl,” but I do love to play up that side of my personality, so trust me…there are plenty of country-girl touches in my closet. Including each of the cute pieces below!

What to Wear to a Country Music Concert

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Too Happy Tuesday/5 Things

Cute Summer Outfits Women

I woke up today thinking it was Friday. I have to say, I was a wee bit disappointed when my sleep-fog cleared and I realized I had a few more days to get there…but that’s ok, it gives me more time to take in all of the fun this week has to offer! Here are my 5 favorites for the week:

  1. My friends! Two of them are pictured above on our way to my little birthday dinner a couple of weeks ago (that post with a few of my other favorite people is coming soon). I know everyone probably says they have the greatest friends ever, but really, I do have the greatest friends ever:) Whether it’s a phone conversation, evening drinks or pizza nights in, I’d be lost without them.
  2. These Shoes. I was actually going to link to a different pair when these Ted Baker beauties caught my eye. And that gold heel? Swoon:)
  3. This Bedding from Target. I’ve been thinking about new bedding and my eyes are naturally drawn to this set…even though it’s the wrong red…which means I might be looking at new wall colors too!
  4. This Pillow from Target. I featured this in one of my Christmas gift-guides and I still love it. Or maybe it’s just hard for me to not like sequins, lol. Either way, if I’m still looking at 6 months later, I think it’s about time for me to take the $20 plunge and make the purchase:)
  5. Instagram. I know, I know, this isn’t a new thing…but lately, IG has been my guilty pleasure. I love #OOTD and other fashion related posts and really just seeing people’s unique perspectives on life. If you’re not already, you can follow me at Laura_Yoder!

Hope your week is starting off amazing!

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