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Casual Weekend Look

Happy Tuesday! Comin' at ya with a quick post today because this weekend was crazy busy in the best way! My mom surprised me and came in town on Saturday morning so we spent the weekend together. Thanks to my mom and Kyle for putting this surprise together for me!! My mom also surprised me with tickets to see P!nk! Oh my gosh I am tired today but it was so worth it. If you ever have a chance to see her in concert take the opportunity to go. She put on one of the best shows I've seen!

Anyways, I wore this outfit running errands over the weekend and wanted to share it with you all. An easy dress is perfect to slip on when you want to look cute but also comfy. Best part is the dress and sandals are under $25! Yep you read that right! Amazon clothes for the win. I went with an XS in the dress (I'm 5' 4' btw) and a 7 in the shoes which is my regular size.

Here I am saying this will be a quick post and I could keep writing and writing! Hope you all have had a great start to the week!

XOXO, Maddy 

How To Get Fresh Clean Hair (Review!)

TGIF!! We made it to Friday! I'm really looking forward to the weekend especially the Game of Thrones premiere! Anyone else watching!? I think we are going to have a few friends over to watch it and eat some food. I also want to try and be outside lots this weekend, potentially go hiking again.

Anyways, today I wanted to share another beauty post specifically talking out the Silk18 Shampoo from Maple Holistics. I've worked with them before so you can read those posts here and here if you'd like. Recently, they sent me their Silk18 Shampoo to try and it was perfect timing because I felt the shampoo I was using at the time wasn't cutting it. Every time I would wash my hair no matter how hard I tried to get every last drop out of my hair or whatever product I used after I got out of the shower my hair always immediately felt greasy. It felt like I had major build up, like a week or more, even though I had just washed it! 

When Maple Holistics offered I try one of their products again I immediately jumped on it! Let me tell you I LOVE this shampoo. Yes, I got this product for free but trust me I don't think I've loved a shampoo so much in a very long time. My hair feels so fresh and clean BUT not overly stripped everything time I wash my hair. I can go even longer between washes because this shampoo really gets rid of all the build up from before. It gently cleanses your hair so you get clean hair but not overly dry hair. Another bonus is it doesn't have a bunch of nasty chemicals because who wants that seeping into their scalp?? No thanks! Also, it's on Amazon prime and under $15! 

I also want to mention they have some interesting articles on their website too! This article is really helpful in explaining damaged hair if that's for you. 

Let me know if you try this shampoo! 

XOXO, Maddy 

Easter Dresses Under $100

Happy Tuesday! Today I wanted to share some adorable dresses for Easter that are all under $100! The dress I'm wearing in this post isn't available anymore I believe because Rachel Parcell is switching all of her clothes over to Nordstrom. Her dresses and Gal Meets Glam dresses would be perfect for Easter/Spring events but I didn't include them in this particular post because they are over $100. Oh and I linked in the shopable pictures below the shoes I'm wearing!

Little side story Kyle and I went hiking over the weekend and I saw a snake! I didn't think I was that afraid of snakes till I was face to face with one. Okay, face to face might be a little dramatic but it was facing us on a very narrow trail. I screamed and scared it away but I made Kyle carry me piggyback for the next 10-15 min lol. Also, pretty sure it was a gardener snake or another harmless snake but wow did it scare me. Anyways, just wanted to share a funny yet frightening lol story from our weekend! Hope you all had a good weekend too!

XOXO, Maddy 

Spring Clothing Finds Under $50

Happy April!! I know the start of Spring is in March but April feels more Spring to me. Anyone else?? I'm really excited about this post for a couple of reasons. First, everything is under $50! Most of these items I wouldn't consider basics that you invest in they're more fun spring/summer pieces to add to your closet. Second reason I'm excited for this blog post is because all of these items come from Amazon, Red Dress Boutique and Pink Lily Boutique. I've never ordered clothes from Amazon or Red Dress but so many bloggers have mentioned loving shopping from both places. Pink Lily I've ordered from before and they have such cute things!

All of these places are very affordable which I love because we can't always be spending so much when buying seasonal things! I will say though while people have raved about Amazon fashion, read reviews and the description of the items! I'm planning on buying a few things to *hopefully* share with you all from Amazon but from what I'm gathering it can be very hit and miss.

Hopefully this post sparks some Spring inspo for you!

XOXO, Maddy 

Band Tee Vibes

TGIF!! I'm so happy that it is Friday! Is anyone ever not happy it's Friday?? Lol. Before we get into today's post I have to talk about what I did last night. My friend Mary Cate and I went to see Claudia Oshry (aka @girlwithnojob) in Brea last night for her Dirty Jeans Tour! OH MY GOSH IT WAS SO MUCH FUN! She was so funny, everyone you meet is so nice and Claudia was so incredibly nice when we met her for the meet and greet. I HIGHLY recommend seeing her and if you do get VIP tickets, trust me it's worth it.

Okay now we can get on to today's actual blog post! I got this tee a few weeks ago because I felt like it gave off rock band vibes without being a rock band tee. Unfortunately the shirt was ruined 2 days after getting it (sore subject lol) and it is sold out on Revolve but I still wanted to share it! This outfit is a departure from my normally girly style but it's still not too edgy. Can't get too crazy now! Sometimes I feel silly wearing a band tee (even though I did a blog post featuring one, here) because I'm not enough of a fan of any of the bands to feel like I can pull it off. I love the casual edgy vibe of them but Pink Floyd, ACDC?? I don't listen to them enough... or at all to rock one of their shirts. BUT an Annie Bing tee? That I can get behind!

Since this tee is already sold out I linked ones that give off a similar vibe below! Some are by Annie Bing!

XOXO, Maddy  

Book Review 1

Happy Tuesday everyone! I'm really excited for today's blog post because I've been wanting to do book reviews for a while now. For the last few years I haven't read that much (college turned me off of it lol) so I never had enough books to review to make a whole post. At the end of last year I decided I really wanted to make more of an effort to read because I really do enjoy it and now we can do book review posts! I'm not sure how regular these will be, it all depends how quickly I get through books!

1. The Proposal by Jasmine Guillory

This book I read as part of Reese Witherspoon's February book club pick and it was a great recommendation from her! It was such a fun and lighthearted read; I would describe it as a rom-com in a book. Nothing too serious or complicated but it had enough depth and character development to keep me engaged in the story. "When freelance writer Nikole Paterson goes to a Dodgers game with her actor boyfriend and his bros, the last thing she expects is a scoreboard proposal in front of 45,000 people. Saying no isn't the hard part-- they've only been dating for five months, and he can't even spell her name correctly. At the game with his sister, Carlos Ibarra comes to Nik's rescue and rushes her away from a camera crew. He's even there for her when the video goes viral and Nik's social media blows up in a bad way. Nik knows that in the wilds of LA, a handsome doctor like Carlos can't be looking for anything serious, so she embarks on an epic rebound with him, filled with food, fun, and fantastic sex. But when their glorified hookups start breaking the rules, one of them has to be smart enough to put on the brakes. -- adapted from back cover." Copied from Google Books. 

2. Lessons: My Path to a Meaningful Life by Gisele Bundchen 

Okay so this isn't your typical memoir, I'm not even sure if this is considered a memoir. Basically the book is broken up into different lessons she's learned throughout life and through those lessons she tells stories from her life. It was interesting to learn more about her and the ups and downs throughout her life. That being said, this isn't a must read which I feel bad for saying because it's about her personal life. I guess the format didn't impress me and the format is the core of the book, all the "lessons". Like I said, the stories were interesting but I couldn't tell you one lesson she shared or one piece of advice that really stuck out. Side note: how many times did I say "life" above? lol

3. Troublemaker by Leah Remini

If you want a juicy memoir this is it! Alright to be honest this wasn't THAT juicy for me but only because I've watched Leah's show and watched many interviews she's done regarding her life and Scientology. If you don't know much about Leah or Scientology you won't be able to put this book down, she really gets into things. It was still a really good read for me nonetheless! While she does talk a lot about Scientology she also shares other stories and aspects of her life which I hadn't heard much of. 

4. Where We Belong by Emily Giffin 

Emily Giffin is one of my favorite authors (Something Borrowed, Something Blue, etc.) and this book was SO good. I actually read it late last fall/winter and I feel like it's still stuck with me. Let's just get to the summary (from Barnes and Noble): "Marian Caldwell is a thirty-six year old television producer, living her dream in New York City. With a fulfilling career and satisfying relationship, she has convinced everyone, including herself, that her life is just as she wants it to be. But one night, Marian answers a knock on the door . . . only to find Kirby Rose, an eighteen-year-old girl with a key to a past that Marian thought she had sealed off forever. From the moment Kirby appears on her doorstep, Marian's perfectly constructed world—and her very identity—will be shaken to its core, resurrecting ghosts and memories of a passionate young love affair that threaten everything that has come to define her. For the precocious and determined Kirby, the encounter will spur a process of discovery that ushers her across the threshold of adulthood, forcing her to re-evaluate her family and future in a wise and bittersweet light. As the two women embark on a journey to find the one thing missing in their lives, each will come to recognize that where we belong is often where we least expect to find ourselves—a place that we may have willed ourselves to forget, but that the heart remembers forever." This book was super cheap on IBooks which is one of the reasons I picked it out of other Emily Giffin books to be honest but I couldn't recommend it more. It pulls at your heart in the best way possible! 

Okay we're going to stop there for the first book review! I've been on a huge reading kick so hopefully book review 2 will come sooner rather than later. Hope you enjoyed! Please leave your book recs below on the comments or on Instagram!

XOXO, Maddy 

Week In Work Wear Outfits

Top (old Rebecca Taylor, linked similar) // Pants // Shoes (old, same brand linked)

Sweater (not available anymore, similar linked) // Pants 

Top // Cardigan (super old) // Pants // Shoes (I didn't wear the ones in the picture actually in the office just on my walk so I linked the pair I was actually wearing!)

Dress (similar) // Shoes same as ones above! (head phones in b/c walk lol)

Top // Pants same as second two pictures!

Hello! Okay first off I'm sorry most of the things linked are only similar items but to be honest I don't buy many work clothes (regular clothes are much more fun to buy!) so I tend to wear the same sh*t over and over. I like to buy just a few things every once in a while to mix and match with my office wardrobe staples. 

One of those staples is the Cameron pant from JCrew that I'm wearing in 3 of these pictures. They're really that good! This pant is my all time favorite for work because it's comfortable, high waisted, and cropped. Also, the Cameron is a thicker material so you don't have to worry about lines and I just feel more covered in thicker pants. 

My other two staples are nude heels and my black flats. I mean could you get any more basic than that? I don't think so. But like I said above, I like being able to mix and match so I need versatile pieces. In the morning the last thing I want to do is spend 30 minutes trying to pull together an outfit. I really like being able to pick from a few tops, pair it with pants and then finish things off with shoes. Easy peasy lemon squeezey. 

XOXO, Maddy