Spring & Summer Capsule Series | Vol. 2 (Denim)

Hello, friends! I bring you volume 2 of my Spring and Summer Capsule series! This post is all about jeans! I may do another post closer to summer regarding shorts, but for right now with this weather... I'm still covering my legs!

I think it's important to have a variety of jeans available for all seasons and occasions in your closet. For Spring and Summer, I like to have a good pair of white jeans, a light wash distressed pair of jeans and a dark wash pair available in my closet for a variety of occasions. I have listed below the jeans that I currently have and love, as well as some jeans that are on my wish list.

Let's start with this pair of dark washed, raw hem jeans. I got this pair a few weeks ago and I have been wearing them non-stop! They are ankle length with a 'chewed hem' as they call it and have the slightest distressing sprinkled on the front. But, these are the perfect running errands in my flip flops during the day and then throw on a pair of heels for date night pair of jeans! They fit maybe a little larger than normal, but I went ahead and got my normal size in the petite length (I'm 5' 2") and they fit great!

cardigan (currently 40% off!) | cami (currently 40% off) | jeans (currently 40% off!) | similar bag here and budget friendly here | bow wedges

$15 kimono | cami (40% off!) | jeans | bamboo clutch (less than $40 with free shipping!) | similar wedges

Second up are these distressed, high waist jeans. They are considered jeggings most likely because of how soft and stretchy they are. And pair that with the high waist and it's like you're basically wearing high waisted leggings! These were my first pair of high waisted jeans and to be honest, I don't know what took me so long! I'm much more comfortable in a mid or high rise jeans these days (RIP low rise). I got my true size in these, but they do run a big snug with the high waist! But, mine have stretched out a bit with wear.

Lastly, my favorite pair of white distressed jeans. I bought these last summer and have worn them constantly (besides the winter months) ever since! They have good stretch and are mid rise, so I feel a bit more confident wearing them. They are not see through and have butt pockets which is a must with white denim! I would say these run true to size as well.

denim jacket | tee shirt | distressed white jeans | designer dupe booties | similar bag | $8 sunnies

These are definitely my top 3 most worn jeans currently. I also wear this pair quite often and refer to them as my 'church' jeans 😂 Because there is no distressing on them and they are very basic and flattering!

I've linked to several other similar styles to these jeans below:

Dark wash:

Lighter wash / distressed / high waisted:

White jeans:

Happy Shopping!

My Nightly Routine (with Smile Brilliant)

*I was provided a complimentary teeth whitening system from Smile Brilliant in exchange for this review. As always, all opinions are my own! Thank you Smile Brilliant for sponsoring this post! 

As a working mom of 2 toddlers, it goes without saying that my life is very busy! On a daily basis, I feel as though I am being pulled in so many different directions. One of the main reasons I started my blog and have continued to post through this busy season of life, is to have my 'me time' everyday. Weather it's just taking the time to post on social media, post on the blog or follow along with other blogs and bloggers that inspire me.

I also look forward to spending the end of every busy work day at home with my family. Once the boys are in bed, I spend the last hour before I go to bed just relaxing and enjoying my 'me time'. During this time, I may write a blog post, catch up on a show, sip on a glass of wine and maybe have a snack. Usually around 9:30pm or so I start to get sleepy, so I will start my nightly routine. For the past month I've been coupling my skin care routine with Smile Brilliant's custom teeth whitening system and I've seen a huge difference in the color and brightness of my teeth!

It is no secret that I enjoy my daily cup (errrr... cups...) of coffee in the morning and a glass of wine or 2 during the week. So, it goes without saying that my teeth have started to yellow and stain over time. I had tried the over the counter teeth whitening systems in the past, but never really saw great results with them. And the teeth whitening procedures at my dentist's office were out of my budget. So, I was really happy when SmileBrilliant reached out to me for this collaboration!

Once I received my welcome package, I immediately opened it and started to make the molds for my custom teeth whitening trays. They made it so easy with step by step instructions on how to make the molds for the custom trays. Once the molds were dry, I placed them in the pre-addressed envelope that was provided in my kit and sent them off in the mail. Only a week or so later, I received my custom trays!

Once I received my custom trays, I was ready to start the whitening process. Smile Brilliant provides you with the teeth whitening gel as well as a desensitizing gel with your custom trays. I simply apply a thin layer of the whitening gel to the top and bottom trays and put them in my mouth to start the process. Because the trays are custom, the trays fit comfortably into my mouth and after a few moments, I forget they are there! I usually keep them in for about 45 mins to an hour (can keep them in for up to 3 hours). This is when I might finish up a blog post or catch up on a tv show before bed. Once I'm done, I just take them out, rinse them out, then brush my teeth as normal. I'll apply a small amount of the desensitizing gel in the trays and put them back in for about 20/30 mins while I wash my face and complete my nightly skincare routine. 

I've been using the trays now for over 6 weeks and I have definitely noticed a difference in not only the color, but the decrease in visible stains on my teeth. With so many other obligations during the day, it's so nice that this process doesn't interfere with anything that I wouldn't normally do! I can whiten my teeth while I blog, catch up on social media, or just wind down at the end of a busy day. 

I'm so happy that I get to offer my readers 15% off your Smile Brilliant order (with code: llstyling15

AND Smile Brilliant and I are hosting a GIVEAWAY! One lucky participant will win $149 credit towards their very own Smile Brilliant custom teeth whitening system!

All you need to do is click this link here: www.smilebrilliant.com/g/llstyling and complete all the entries required.

*This giveaway is live for one week and open to all USA, UK, Australia and Canadian residents. 

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Shopbop Sale Picks!

Hi friends! I had another post scheduled for today (my second installment of my Spring/Summer Capsule series), but I had to share with you this awesome sale! Shopbop is an online retailer that offers designer/high quality merchandise with free shipping and free returns! You can also connect to your Amazon Prime account to get FREE 2 DAY SHIPPING

Shopbop only hosts a handful of sales per year, and there is a great one going on currently. You can receive 20% off your purchase under $500, or 25% off your purchase of $500 or more (with code 'EVENT18' at checkout)! I would suggest purchasing those splurge/designer items you have had on your wish list now! This sale is only 4 days long and most likely, the popular items will sell out so snag them today!

I already did some work for you and picked out my top picks from this sale. Right now, I would invest in good, quality sandals, handbags, beach totes, jeans, shorts, dresses, sunglasses and jewelry. I will be going over my picks on my instastories later today, so you can listen along while you view this post for more detailed descriptions!

Here are my top picks (click on the image to link to the item, affilate links are used):

Happy Shopping friends!

March Favorites (Most Clicked On + Sold Items)

Can you believe March is over? That means we are already 1/4th of the way through 2018?! I would say that month flew by, but for me the first few months of the year always drag! I am SO ready for some warmer temps! 

I wanted to share with you all some of the most popular items I've shared on the blog and instagram from last month. These posts are always a hit, so I thought I would go ahead and keep sharing them monthly. I use my analytics from RewardStyle (affiliate program connected to Liketoknow.it) to figure out the top purchased and clicked on items...

Let's start with the top 5 most clicked on items from March 2018 (in order from most clicked on):

1. This ruffle one-shoulder swimsuit (on sale now for $25!) : Now is the time to snag this suit if you haven't yet! It is on major sale! It's so flattering! One thing I will mention, is that it doesn't have any padding on top. So, I actually ordered these inserts to put in mine.

2. This pink loose-knit sweater (which is still available in a few sizes and color options!)

3. These super high-waisted distressed jeggings (On sale for less than $38!) - You guys these are the best jeans! I love wearing them because they really suck everything in with the high waist!

4. My favorite everyday BB Cream with spf 30.

5. Instant Age Rewind Dark Circle Eraser (Brightener) - The BEST under eye concealer/brightener!

Now, here are the top 5 most purchased items from March:

1. My favorite long sleeve, side slit tee was the most purchased items from last month!

2. Second most popular items were these designer dupe sunglasses from Amazon, which unfortunately look like they are sold out!

3. Another Amazon find, my palm leaf criss cross one piece suit. I bought this suit last year and I definitely plan to wear it again this summer! AND it's less than $22!

4. My high-waisted distressed jeans were also a top purchased item last month!

5. Last, but not least, my favorite new $20 bow slides were a hit with you all as well!

There you have it! The most popular items shared on LLStyling last month! 
Did you purchase any of these items? What are you loving for April?

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