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Target find Fridays- Lightweight Raincoats

Came across the perfect find for #targetfindfridays.

These lightweight rain coats have stylish and functional design details all for less than $40!

They are perfect to complete any outfit and will come in handy as we transition to rainy Spring weather.

I picked up the pink in my local store today (which unfortunately is not available online). But they have other solids and even a plaid option online and in stores. For reference, I bought a small and am usually a size 4 or small.

Check out the assortment online:

Navy

Beauty

Finding My New Makeup Routine

Makeup over 40

Getting older is not easy.  The aches and pains, struggle with staying in shape, and changes with my skin.  I noticed my face becoming more combination skin than it had ever been and all my fine lines becoming more defined.  I realized that my everyday makeup and skin care routine was just not working anymore.  So, I set out to try new brands and products.  After spending a ton of money on foundations (that I never had to wear before), powders, mascaras (mine old one all of a sudden started to run on my under eyes), eyebrow pencils (never had to use before), moisturizers, anti-aging creams, and finally eye creams…….. I finally found the perfect products for me.

IT Cosmetics!     

First of all it is important to mention that most of IT cosmetics contain an SPF of 50 and all contain anti-aging ingredients.

I struggle with wearing a foundation.  I hate the feeling of anything on my face and I never had to wear a foundation prior to turning 40 something…  I absolutely love their Bye Bye Foundation Full Coverage Moisturizer with SPF 50.  It is so light on my skin and a very little goes a long way, so my skin looks like my skin and not covered in heavy makeup.

it foundation

Next, I had to find a powder.  You actually do not need a powder with the Bye Bye Foundation as it dries matte, but I just like to set everything with a powder.  I found Bye Bye Pores Pressed Anti- Aging Finishing Powder.  LOVE IT!  The color is translucent so it does not layer more color on your face and just softens the look of your foundation.   I pair it with the Bye Bye Pores Blush and combined they make my skin look and feel so soft.  And my pores disappear!

Now, for my mascara problem.  The mascara I had been using since I was in my teens (literally) started to flake and run.  It looked terrible!  I guess my eyelids and lashes are more oily.  Since I had so much luck with the other IT products I had tried I decided to give the Superhero Mascara a go.  Great purchase, love it more than my previous mascara!  It does not flake or run and makes my lashes full and so pretty.

mascara

Eyebrows…..  Where do they go after 40?  All of a sudden one day they were thinner than the day before and so on and so on….. This was new territory for me, as I have never had to use an eyebrow pencil before and was worried that they would look so unnatural.  Brow Power Super Skinny by IT is perfect for a beginner like me.  It comes in many colors to match back to your hair color.  The point is soooo skinny it is so easy to control and the color is so soft you can control how dark it goes on very easily.

eye pencil

Believe me I am very aware that makeup is a very personal thing and what works for me may not work for everyone.  I am just so excited to have found a product line that has helped me feel good about myself again and wanted to share with all of you.  If you are going through what I did, don’t give up and keep trying different lines of products.  There are so many out there that specialize in all kinds of skin issues.  GOOD LUCK!

Colleen

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#OOTD Wrap Tops

63 degrees!!!!! To bad tomorrow is down to 46 and back to sweaters and boots! It did feel good to breakout a spring blouse and heels though even if for just 2 days!

Today’s #OOTD features my favorite wrap top and my favorite d’orsay pumps.

THE TOP

Wrap Top (currently 40% off) – I love wrap tops for their slimming effects. The diagonal line of the wrap draws the eye down creating length. The top I am wearing here comes 5 colors, but the navy color I am wearing is sold out.

Other Wrap Tops (also currently 40% off)! Blue Print, Yellow Print (in my cart right now!), another Solid Option

THE JEANS

What can I say?! I love Old Navy Rockstar Jeans!! I wear and feature them on this blog all the time! Check the pair I am wearing here and I hear this pull on jegging version (I linked all the washes) fits great as well!

THE SHOE

D’orsay Pump – The exact pair I am wearing are sold out but linked here are a similar pair (I just love!!!)

Happy Shopping!

Colleen

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Target Accessory Sale – Rose Gold and Pink Blush Favorites

I find one of the easiest (and most cost effective) ways to update your look, is to incorporate accessories in the latest trends or colors.

Right now is the perfect time to check out Target’s accessory sale to find great steals to add freshness to your style. Click here to see all items that are 20% off.

I’m a sucker for blush and rose gold so I picked out my favorites to share with you. They are perfect for Valentine’s Day or just great additions to your wardrobe as we get ready for Spring!

Luminous Druzy Drop Earrings
Filigree Rose Gold Earrings
Whimsical Drop Earring Set
Crossbody Bag
Satchel Handbag
Backpack with Laser Cut Detail
Rose Gold Glitz Dial Bracelet Watch
Quilted Strap Watch
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Early Spring Shoe Inspiration!

I love a bright shoe and how they pull together any outfit! These get compliments every time I wear them. Super cute and comfortable. Hurry up, sizes are running out quick! They come in 3 colors including a super cute leopard print. Click here to see!

If you missed your size in the above shoe check out these below! Very similar and come in a great yellow color (in my cart right now!) plus 2 other colors.

Mavis
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JCrew Early Spring Arrivals

So, I walked into JCrew yesterday and was so excited by what I saw. Beautiful bright colors offset by amazing neutrals, floral prints, polka dots, wide leg pants, raw edge denim! So many things I had to try on! Below are some of my favorite looks with links to shop!

Floral Top – so cute with jeans or shorts! TTS

Button Fly Jeans – super soft and an important note is that they are slightly cropped. TTS

Button front cardigan – love the longer length! Size down 1 size.

Polka dot blouse – TTS, for reference I am wearing a size 4. TTS

Button Fly Jeans – same as above, for reference I am wearing 26. TTS

Tie front blouse  – same sizing as the polka dot blouse above.

Straight Leg Jeans – perfect straight leg, skinny through thighs then falls straight. TTS

LOVE LOVE LOVE – that’s all I can say! These wide leg cropped pants are amazing! Note that they run a size too small.

Square neck blouse – favorite color! TTS

In addition to the pic above are amazing dresses, denim, tees, blouses and jewelry! Check out all new arrivals here!

Happy Shopping!!

Colleen

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Fav Sweaters on Sale!

Super Soft and cozy turtleneck sweater of the season! Not too bulky to wear under jackets. Also, comes in 11 colors!!
Shop it here!
Cashmere on sale! Black is not on sale right now but 3 other beautiful colors are! Shop it here.