Blushing Dahlia

By: Cassie Cottura

Fashion

JOGGER STYLE

This sneaker and jogger trend is amazing! I love it! Joggers are everywhere right now. These ones are a combination of joggers and leggings. Some joggers can be very baggy, but these ones are nice and tight. They have a lot of stretch to them, but do not stretch out — major plus! They come in this charcoal grey and a black. I am wearing a size small to give you an idea on sizing. I do believe they are true to size. The sneaker trend is ...
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FAVORITE TUNIC

I’ve never really been into tunics. I think I just couldn’t find one that I absolutely loved. I always felt frumpy or silly wearing such a long top with jeans. Well that’s changed! I stepped out of my comfort zone and found this gorgeous FREE PEOPLE floral tunic on sale at Nordstrom. It’s price matched, so Nordstrom lowers the price and matches it when another store is selling it at a lower price. I love the pale blue ...
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TIPS FOR WEARING A UTILITY JACKET

A utility jacket is another closet staple of mine. They come in different styles and a range of colors. However, they are all similar when it comes to styling one. Unfortunately this jacket is no longer available, but I have linked other ones at the bottom. Add a feminine detail your outfit. Whether it be heels, bold lipstick or  jewelry, this will add that little girlie touch. With jewelry you can opt for a statement necklace, or statement ...
Beauty

BEAUTY BABBLE: FAVORITE FACE MASKS

As you can see, I love face masks. I am always trying new ones, but these ones are currently my favorites. Of course I don’t use them all at once or use them everyday. I will use them when I feel like my skin is needing a little extra attention. First we have the three L’OREAL ones. Each one is a clay mask and does something specific for your skin. The black clay‘s purpose is to detox and brighten dull skin. I will use it ...
Fashion

WRAP SWEATER

sweater, leggings, shoes, sunglasses (budget friendly here and here) Most days I’m wearing leggings and sneakers (except for work). This wrap sweater has become a favorite. I loved it so much, I have it in black as well! It’s super cozy and extremely soft. I literally have been living in both of mine. My gray one is a medium and my black one is a small. The gray one is a lot longer and just looks a little bigger/ looser than the ...
Fashion

RUFFLE SLEEVES

top, jeans, booties here and here (similar styles here) Ruffles are everywhere this year! You can find this trend on tees, sweaters, and sweatshirts. They add a feminine touch to any simple tee or sweater. This tee is extremely  comfortable because it’s loose fitting — I’m wearing a size small and it’s an oversized fit. It also comes in a few other colors, but I opted for black because it’s a common color in my ...
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NEVER FAIL BASICS

shirt (size small), old similar jeans and budget friendly here, shoes (runs large, I ordered a full size down), hat, denim shirt These basics are tried and true. Everyone has basics in their closet that never fail. I tend to wear a lot of black — my wardrobe consists of a lot of neutrals — it is an easy color and looks put together even if you aren’t. Black, white and shades of gray are my jam! The denim shirt not only acts ...
Beauty

BEAUTY BABBLE: HAIR MUST-HAVES

Definitely guilty of being a beauty junkie! I am constantly trying new beauty products to see what works for me and what doesn’t. This post is about a few favorite hair must-haves! I really don’t do much with my hair. Most of the time I do messy waves or just put my hair up in a messy bun. I do love doing dutch fishtails and other braided messy styles, but since having Caden, I have the dreaded baby hairs literally all over my ...
Fashion

COZY DRESS

dress (on sale!) also love this and this, sweater (on sale here) other colors, boots (old similar here and here) This LEITH dress is on sale! It has lots of stretch to it making it very comfortable. I love the ruching on the side. This makes it flattering on any body type. The blouson waist cinches in your waist too. I’m considering getting it in the black as well, it’s just that good. This dress can be worn with a lot of ...
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OLIVE LEATHER

jacket (on sale!) also love the black, tank, jeans, flats This olive faux leather jacket is a great twist on a classic leather jacket. The olive color is a great neutral alternative to your typical black leather. Also the knit drape front really sets this jacket apart. It’s a combination of a sweater and leather jacket. Honestly, it’s the best of both worlds. And can we talk about how nice this faux leather looks?! BLANKNYC has ...