The temps are definitely starting to heat up so this may be the last time you’ll see me in jeans through the rest of summer. Ha! Give me all the cut-offs and mini dresses. But this striped one shoulder top is perfect for warmer temps. I’ve already paired it with these wide-leg cropped jeans and these high-waisted shorts.
I was introduced to XO Mandy Sue, an adorable online boutique, on Instagram and had to have this top when I saw it. And great news! XO Mandy Sue is offering a discount code for all of you! Just use the code JACLYN25 to receive 25% off your order! I’m currently craving these pantsto pair with flounce crop tops for summer and this dress for warm weekends. Check them out and tell me what you think!
How was everyone’s weekend? Mine was sadly spent on the couch beating a migraine. The worst. I’ve suffered from migraines for years and most of the time sleep is the only thing that helps. But caffeine and ice rolling have definitely helped in a quicker migraine recovery. I finally snapped out of it Sunday afternoon. Phew! We tried out a new Japanese BBQ restaurant that was so good. Gotta love finding new gems in the city. It’s in Deep Ellum for all you Dallas peeps out there. 😉
Is it just me or does life feel like it never slows down? What a week. But hey, it’s Friday, it’s summer and summertime keeps me smiling from ear to ear. I just need to soak in that vitamin D to feel that feeling of summer bliss. These days, I’m all about being outdoors and feeling those rays. I live for bare shoulders, flowing styles and a feeling of being relaxed and free. This summer co-ord does just that for me. It’s comfortable and breezy making it the perfect summer outfit. Not to mention that it pairs well with one of my many basket bags (it’s an addiction, I know). So now I guess I can add summer co-ord sets to my many loves this summer.
All the Co-ords
This floral co-ord is hands down my favorite affordable set. Prepare to live in it the rest of summer because it’s that comfortable. The high-waisted skirt makes it easy to pair with the crop top without feeling like your stomach is hanging out. In other words, no excessive midriff here! I’ve actually been pairing this floral ruffle tube top with high waisted shorts likethese and these on weekends and it’s probably my favorite lazy day, grab a beer and hang out kind of outfit.
There are a ton of great summer co-ord sets available like this one (love the red) and this one. And don’t even get me started on this stunner of a set. 😍 You can find more cute sets for summer below!
The struggle is real my friends. I am in full vacation mode. In my mind. With no vacation planned. 😂 A girl can dream, right? This happens to me every summer. Without fail. The travel bug bites hard. But if I can’t be somewhere tropical, why not look like I’ve been soaking up the rays all day? Well, I’ve found the solution: Coola Sunless Tan.
Growing up in Southern California means I spent my teenage years, ok and my twenties, under the sun slathered in tanning oil by the pool. Kids, this is bad. Very, very bad. Those UV Rays are no joke and can cause premature aging, wrinkles, sun spots and worst of all, cancer. So it’s important to protect yourself with SPF and not bake your skin.
But I’m all about a good tan. I also feel more like myself when I’m tan and as soon as summer comes around, sunless tanner is the first thing I grab. Coola was kind enough to send me their Sunless Tan Dry Oil Mist and Sunless Tan Anti-Aging Face Serum and I am over the moon excited about these products. Even their Mineral LipLux has become a fave! Guys, this stuff is good. Here’s why…
Coola Sunless Tan Dry Oil Mist
I love a really deep tan, but I don’t always have time to use a heavy self-tanner. I mean, seriously. Who on earth has 6 hours to lie around with that awful smell allowing the tan develop while trying not to touch anything? It’s just not realistic. The Sunless Tan Dry Oil Mist is a game changer. It is fast-drying, streak-free, and transfer-free. Sold. Finding a sunless tanner that’s transfer free is not an easy task. Although this is considered a gradual tanner, I found the initial color to be darker than anticipated so I haven’t felt a need to apply daily. The tan actually lasts up to 3 days!
The mist is surprisingly convenient and mess-free. It’s super easy to apply with your hands – no tanning mitt needed here! It’s also incredibly moisturizing. The formula is a blend of “argan oil, vitamin C, hibiscus, and chamomile extract” leaving your skin with a gorgeous summer glow.
Coola Sunless Tan Anti-Aging Face Serum
This tanning serum is my favorite of the two. I use this DAILY. Almost religiously, actually, morning and night. This is a holy grail product for me. I repeat, HOLY. GRAIL. Ladies (and gents), I have ditched foundation altogether and solely rely on this serum for perfectly tanned skin. It is my absolute favorite facial skincare and/or tanning product that I have ever tried. And talk about a double duty product this stuff does so much more than your run-of-the-mill facial tanner. Similar to the dry oil mist, this is a gradual tanner so the color lasts a few days and is buildable. It’s a little sheerer in color than the dry oil mist but I found it still left a decent tan on my face even after first use. Then after using it daily for about a week, I couldn’t believe the gorgeous color my face was!
Besides the tanning benefits, this is actually a great anti-aging product. It is 70-percent organic with “a potent blend of argan oil, vitamin C, hyaluronic acid, and plant stem cell cultures that leaves skin feeling smooth, hydrated, and glowing.” And yes you read those ingredients right. So all the other skincare products you’ve been eyeing, you can forget it. Because the Sunless Tan Anti-Aging Face Serum has all that and leaves a gorgeous tan. What’s not to love? It’s also streak-free, easy to apply with your hands and is transfer free. We have a winner!!! Guys, this is life changing. Am I being dramatic? Maybe. But believe me when I say this is the best product you can buy for the summer, although I think I’ll be sticking with this year round. My skin and facial coloring have never looked better. All without being in the sun!
Coola Mineral LipLux SPF 30
While the other two products are meant to stay out of the sun, this product has actual sun protection. And it’s insanely moisturizing. The Mineral LipLux in Bonfire has quickly become my go-to lip product and it literally goes wherever I go. This color is that perfect “your lips but better” color with a hint of mauve. It looks gorgeous over any lipstick or lip color and adds a layer of SPF so your lips don’t get chapped or burnt.
So there you have it. Sunless tanner? Check. Facial tanner and anti-aging serum? Check. Lip balm with SPF? Check. Coola, as it turns out, has you covered for summer. I cannot recommend these products enough and can honestly say these are my favorite beauty products to date. Did I mention the Sunless Tan Anti-Aging Facial Serum is my holy grail? Because it’s amazing. Sephora also has a travel size duo of both the Face Serum and Dry Oil Mist for only $24 so you can try before committing to the full bottles. Though I can almost guarantee these products won’t disappoint. 😉
Have you tried the Coola Sunless Tan products? I’d love to hear your thoughts!
Well this weekend started off as a bummer. Steven and I were supposed to fly out to LA Friday afternoon but the weather decided otherwise. Our flight was delayed several hours before we were finally notified that it was canceled due to severe weather. We later found out all other flights that night were canceled and everything else the following day was full. It was Steven’s nephew’s first birthday party, my best friend was driving up from San Diego to see us and we were supposed to have lunch with my parents since I wasn’t able to see them for my thirtieth birthday (that number is even more terrifying when written out, by the way, lol). I even packed this Who What Wear red dress to take on the trip! But shit happens sometimes and it was out of our control.
So we made the best of it. Saturday morning we picked Charlie up and started the day with an acai bowl from one of my fave new spots, Juiceland! To our surprise, the sun came out so we spent half the day hanging in the pool. We then decided if we couldn’t make it to California, we may as well feel like we were there and grabbed some In-n-Out for comfort food. Later that night we took a stroll around Bishop Arts District and found the best smelling candle at one of my favorite shops, Society. We also stopped by one of my favorite art shops, Neighborhood, and found two killer prints that I purchased immediately for our gallery wall (in the making). We topped off the night with some drinks at Enos. It was a nice, much-needed date night.
Sunday we grabbed some brunch at Mudhen at the Dallas Farmers Market which is so, so good and has one of the best patios. We got snow cones, walked around the farmer’s market and did some shopping. We met up with our fellow Cali friends later on and decided to grab some drinks and do a little bowling. Turns out I’m not that bad! It had been a while… but the beer helped lol.
So all in all, not a bad weekend. We were pretty bummed but made the best of it. To be honest, it was kind of nice for us to hang out and have the whole weekend together. That doesn’t happen often. It was the silver lining in an otherwise shitty situation.