Thursday, August 28, 2014

Make it Rayne

Cardigan: Fiore Boutique // Tank: Express // Shorts: 3 in Chino from J. Crew // Shoes: Michael Kors // Clutch: COACH // Necklace: Kendra Scott

Now that I'm back in Savannah, I lost my photographer and I'm back to being in a long distance relationship :( I will have to figure out fashion posts, but for now my new mirror from my moms art gallery will do! This is a look from Sunday filled with church, Zoe's Kitchen, and my football fantasy draft. Today I am actually driving back to Atlanta to spend some time with the boy over the long weekend! In the widget below are some similar items to the ones featured above. Hope ya'll have a wonderful (labor free) holiday! 

Side note, J. Crew is having 25% off which ends today! Shop your fall wardrobe here while it's on sale! 

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

The Good, The Bad, The Ugly: Bellami Hair Extensions Review

Well this post has been a long time coming, and I warn you, it's going to be a doozy- yes I'm bring this word back... I purchased Bellami hair extensions back in May and mentioned them in this favorites post. Like father like daughter, before purchasing I did my research, and felt they were the best quality at a reasonable price. Plus they actually had a promising strawberry blonde color to match my hair. I ordered the 120g 18inch extensions, because I figured would be more than enough hair for me
 (I actually only use 3-4 pieces out of the 8 it comes with)

I was excited to get to reviewing right away, loving the instant volume they gave me; however, I found it difficult to get started on them because: 1. I didn't have anything to compare them with and 2. I'm still trying to figure out how I like to wear them best. I've never put the same pieces in the same place more than twice probably, always using different sizes and number of clips.

My hair is somewhat long on its own, but it has a very fine texture and looks stringy most of the time if I don't cut it every 5-8 weeks. These extensions allow me to have the HEALTHY looking long hair I've always wanted. Although I do love them, there are definitely some key points I want to point out so you know what to expect before buying! 

Alright, now for the before and after photos, which I think speak for themselves. Even with the weird black strands, I would still recommend these to anyone who wants thicker and/or longer hair. In the picture below, I only have in 3 clips out of I believe 8! If you're interested go to ---> 

If you want to see how I style them, let me know! This post is long enough without adding that in ;) 

Monday, August 25, 2014

Mini Moments

First thing's first, SC got a little face lift over the weekend. It's been a long time coming, but I couldn't be happier to now have a design that better matches the blog I envisioned. When I first got started, I wasn't sure if I would stick with it long enough to invest the money into it, so I just found a free template online and haven't really thought about changing it. That is until I won a giveaway on Instagram a few months back. Chelsea from OLIVE & IVY gets all the credit (and another big thanks!), be sure to check out her blog as well as her designs

It's been a while since I've done a little Instagram update {follow me here}

 Fall came in a big way this past week, and after this weekend of heat advisories 
I couldn't be more ready for it. It got up to 101! 

 First week of school is in the bag, and I'm organized thanks to this planner. I've gotten a couple questions about my notepad, but unfortunately its from Henri Bendel a few years ago. 

 I snapped the picture while getting ready for this
CHARM mug : Kate Spade {love this one}// "a" mug // Lipstick holder {want this one} // Wine glass: Target dollar section

 My friend and I have an impromptu photo shoot in the new Kate Spade store in Atlanta (they moved malls). This was the cutest dressing room I've ever been in, don't you agree?! 
Scarf: Kate Spade outlet // Shoes

These shoes are definitely on the wish list. 

 A little MAC haul never hurt anyone. I picked up this lipstick thanks to Back2Mac, this lip liner, a new paint pot, and a double sided palette to condense my neutral eyeshadows into one. Expect an upcoming post on it soon!

This is my precious fur baby, sitting in the shade as I worked out at the park. Oh how I miss her! But no worries, I plan to come back to Atlanta for Labor Day :)

This past weekend I went bowling, and it's definitely been a while (my forearm is still sore). However I think I bowled the best game of my life, getting 3 strikes in a row!
Hat // Top: Francescas (old) // Shoes // Shorts  // Bracelet: Jewelmint

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