OOTD: Rompers & Adventures.

Cardigan – Wet Seal (similar here)// Romper – Crossroads Trading Co. // Necklace and Bracelet – chloe and isabel // Shoes – Buffalo Exchange (similar here) // Wallet – Burlington Coat Factory (similar here)

I don’t want to wake up one day and realize that I spent so much time chasing tomorrow that I never really enjoyed today. That includes all the not-so perfect parts of my life. Like my crazy cowlick, my unnatural love for cheese even though I’m slightly lactose intolerant, and a long and so incredibly luxurious hour and a half commute scrunched up between a big sweaty man and a teenager blasting their music so loudly through their headphones that I can hear every single lyric loud and clear.

My life is a beautiful mess full of weird tan lines, bad dance moves and piled up laundry. And you know what? I love it. It’s not always ideal, but it’s mine. Each day is an opportunity for something new or different. Sometimes the fire alarm goes off because I burn the eggs. Sometimes my clothes look like a dozen cats rolled around on them and left their fur everywhere. Sometimes I accidentally hit snooze on my alarm five too many times. It’s ridiculous. I’m ridiculous. And well, I’m having a ton of fun figuring this crazy thing called life out. This adventure gets better and better every day. Wherever you are today, I’m hoping you’re enjoying your adventure too.

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Kimble Beauty and Big Deals.


// Kimble Beauty //

Hair is a big deal. After all, it’s the one accessory you can’t really take off. I mean, you obviously could, but it’s not like a bracelet or a ring. My hair style has stayed the same for the past few years. I prefer to keep my hair long with a loose wave. The upkeep for long hair is definitely a bit difficult though. Here’s where Kimble Beauty comes in. They recently sent me their Shine Serum and Silk Non-Metal Hair Elastics and I’m hooked now!

I usually use a little olive oil at the ends of my hair when it’s feeling dry or needs a little boost, but this product is great for when I don’t want to smell like a salad. Kimble Beauty Shine Serum is made with Brazilian nut and acai berry and has a really delicate but lovely scent to it. While the 2 ounce bottle is on the smaller side, a little goes a long way and all I need is one pump for my hair. My favorite thing about this serum is that it nourishes my locks without weighing them down. An even bigger plus? It makes your hands feel soft and supple.

For those times where having my hair down just isn’t reasonable (essentially all hot summer days or for my hikes), I’ve started to use Kimble Beauty’s Silk Non-Metal Elastics which have really helped to prevent breakage. I usually braid the front of my hair and tie it into a high ponytail whenever I’m in a rush or working out. My normal elastics have a tendency to snag and leave a not so nice crease in my hair afterwards. Kimble Beauty’s elastics are wrapped in silk though and are less harsh on my hair. I’ve already put a few extra elastics in my purse and plan on using them exclusively from now on.

Having healthy hair? It really is a big deal. To help your locks stay luscious and smooth, I’d definitely recommend Kimble Beauty’s products. There aren’t a ton of products available on their site currently, but a little birdie told me that it will be changing soon!

Since I loved their products so much, Kimble Beauty is giving all LACB readers 10% off! All you have to do is use the code “hair10″ at checkout here. Let me know if you try their serum or elastics – I’d love to hear your thoughts!

*This post is powered by Brandbacker. All opinions are my own. I love sharing new products and tips with you and only write about what I feel you’d enjoy too.


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OOTD: Tribal Prints and Going with the Flow.

OOTD-Melanie-Sutrathada-2OOTD-Melanie-Sutrathada-1Dress –  Forever 21 (similar here and here)// Belt – Target (similar here) // Shoes – Crossroads Trading Co. (similar here) // Wallet – Burlington Coat Factory (similar here) // All Jewelry – chloe + isabel // Nail Polish – Priti NYC in Jersey Beauty Dahlia and Wet N Wild Fergie in Mountain High

Today has been all about rolling with the punches. Here are just a few tidbits of my Wednesday – I arrived at work only to find out that we were all locked out of the office. Then the internet decided to call it quits (not good when you work at a digital media agency). I sat down to eat lunch and realized my salad had gone bad. Then,  I was supposed to meet a friend for coffee after work but we ended up having to reschedule. To top it off, Joe and I got back to the car only to realize that we’d left the lights on all day and that our battery was dead.

As I write this, I can’t help but laugh. Sure, the day was a little chaotic, but there was nothing I could do to change the circumstances. The only thing I could change and really control was my reaction to them. Sometimes you really have to just go with the flow. As much as I’d like it to, life doesn’t always go according to plan. But if you spend too much time dwelling on what went wrong and what should have happened, you just may miss out on something better.

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How have you been rolling with the punches lately? I’d love to hear all about it!

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