Shirt: Wildfox// Pants: JBrand// Shoes: Splendid// Bracelets: Pandora and Lacey Ryan//Necklace: Old (<ahref=”http://www.shopbop.com/actions/viewSearchResultsAction.action?searchButton=Submit&query=bracelet+sets&searchSuggestion=false” target=”_blank”>Similar) Glasses: Karen Walker//
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One of the ways we express ourselves and set ourselves apart from others is by accessorizing with the jewelry that we wear.I usually am someone that goes through jewelry phases where I wear one piece of jewelry for a while and then end up finding something else that I love and exclusively start wearing that. I do it with sterling silver, rose gold, gold, white gold, etc. The necklace that I am currently wearing, I have had on for about a month now but no matter what phase I am going through, I always wear my charm bracelet.
I think that charm bracelets or necklaces are the most unique way to express your individuality and show your creatively. My charm bracelet is valuable and special to me in so many ways. Each bead on the bracelet represents either a single moment, person, or idea that means the most to me. Some beads have more literal meanings, while a few have personal meanings that remind me of certain times in my life.
I thought I would share the current beads that I have and a few that I will get at some point.
Bracelet- I decided on a very simple silver bracelet so that it would not be flashy and would blend in with the charms. You should measure your wrist and then go one size up to make room for the charms.
K-Charm- self explanatory
Cross Charm - I think the cross represents different things to various people. I wear it because it reminds me who I am.It just helps me feel a bit more centered towards God at different parts of my day when I need him.
Scissors and Bow Charm- The scissors reminds me of sewing scissors which is linked to my grandma. She is an amazing sewer, quilter,crocheter, etc.She is the most remarkable person that I know. It reminds me that having her in my life is one of the greatest gifts I have been given.
Apple Charm- It reminds me that as a teacher, I have the ability to make a positive impact on my students and that I need to teach students through example to be kind, respectful, humble, patient and determined.
If you have a bracelet or are getting one, let me know your favorite charms:)
I did a post earlier on the hair products that I use and my favorite lotions. Since that post, my beauty routine has changed drastically. I only use one product now and that is coconut oil. When my nephew had eczema, my sister read online that coconut oil cures it. One night when I was babysitting, I lathered him up with the oil and noticed how much he smelled like the beach mixed with a piña colada.I decided that I was going to use it as a lotion just for the smell. After I did some research, I found out that there are so many ways to use it.
1. HAIR- It is a natural way to make your hair soft and healthy. I usually put Kerastase elixir through my hair before I shampoo it but coconut oil does the exact same thing. It penetrates and protects your hair. I also put it on my hair after I have washed it(either wet or dry) to protect it from the heat. When you shampoo your hair, you want to get the oil out of your roots but the rest of the hair needs to have moisture so the oil protects it.
2. EYES- I rub some of the oil around my eyes before I go to bed. It moisturizes my skin and helps restore it after I have rubbed off all the under-eye makeup. One of my friends also puts it on her face as a moisturizer and says it really hydrates it.
3. BODY- I use the coconut oil as my body lotion after I get out of the shower. It not only makes your body smell great but it leaves your skin silky and smooth. Just make sure that you rub it in really good or wait about 15 minutes for it to dry .A small amount of this oil goes a long way.
Coconut oil has been one of my favorite and best-kept secrets. Give it a try and let me know of other ways that you use it.
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I’m pretty sure there are days when I am very Instagram obsessed. I love looking at pictures of beautiful sunsets, cute cats, and pictures of the latest styles. I find myself checking my insta feed way too much and I have compiled a list of the accounts that I am constantly stalking. I’m sure I am leaving many off of the list. Let me know who your must follow accounts are in the comments, and I’ll be sure to check them out!