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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Pastel Playsuit










Good morning, everyone :) Today I am talking about this gorgeous pastel yellow playsuit from Chicwish. I have been experimenting with different rompers and jumpsuits lately, and thought I would try this one out. I was hesitant at first because of the plunging neckline, but I ended up absolutely loving it. The statement necklace helps divert the attention, as well :) I love how flowy and feminine it is (everything from Chicwish is!). I hope to wear this on a date-night soon with my boyfriend. I wonder if he reads this? 

Moving was a success, but I am still getting settled in. I have had 2 extra long days at work so bear with me. I am so excited to photograph the room (when it's finished) and write some home decor posts. What else would you like to see? Let me know :)

xo Lyss

Playsuit: c/o Chicwish
Necklace: Shop Hope's (sold out, similar here) 10% discount/free shipping code: LYSSLIFEREP
Heels: Kohl's

Monday, July 21, 2014

Floral Craze











Hey, everyone! First, I want to apologize for the lack of posts this weekend. I moved the majority of my stuff in and it was a very long weekend of unpacking and heavy lifting. I'm still not 100% moved in, but I hope to be by mid-week. Once everything is unpacked and organized, I'll be sure to share photos here. Until then, keep updated on my Instagram with little snippets alone the way :)

Today I am featuring this gorgeous floral maxi from Windsor! I've been checking to be sure it's in stock for when I post and, of course, tonight it no longer is. :( I'll be linking some similar pieces below because Windsor has a ton of floral pieces that are just as beautiful! You can also comment if you'd like a restock e-mail.. I'll keep an eye out! I just love the pinks and purples, and also that it has sleeves. It keeps it modest for formal events. I paired it with a neon pink clutch and my favorite Clique phone case. 

Have a great day!! xo

DRESS c/o Windsor (sold out)
Similar pieces: Tropical Maxi Dress

Clutch: Target (on sale!)

Phone case: c/o Clique Shops (20% off code: LIFEWITHLYSSXO)

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Criss-Cross Florals









Today I am featuring this gorgeous floral playsuit from Chicwish! I fell in love instantly and knew I wanted to feature it here. The colors, flow and open back all were calling my name! I absolutely love how feminine it is. I can't wait to wear this on a dinner date or out with the girls. I paired it with a bling-y necklace, nude heels and hot pink clutch to finish off the look. 

It's officially moving weekend! So much craziness (and exciting) things happening. Thanks for bearing with me through all this -- sometimes it's hard to keep on track when life throws you a million curveballs. :) I hope you all have an amazing day!

Playsuit c/o Chicwish
Clutch // Target
Necklace // (similar) Shop Hopes (10% off every purchase + free shipping: LYSSLIFEREP)

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Holy Grail Hair Products


One thing I hate doing is spending a ton of money on hair products. If I could, I would totally spend a ton of money on salon products. It's just not in the cards right now, and I am always looking for the best drug-store hair products. Here are four of my favorites! I know four isn't that many -- but these are the ones I religiously stick to :)

1. Herbal Essences Naked Dry Shampoo, under $8.00
I've used  a lot of different dry shampoos, and this one is by far my favorite. It adds the texture/volume I look for when using a dry shampoo, and also doesn't have an over-bearing scent like a lot of dry shampoos. Just spray, let it sit, and brush. I've bought a few cans and don't plan on switching anytime soon.

2. Organic Coconut Oil, under $6.00
Any coconut oil will do! I use this as a deep conditioner when I have the time to. I do not apply this to my roots because it can leave a greasy film, but I love applying it to my ends to keep them moisturized. Would you like a longer post about coconut oil? Let me know!

3. John Freida, Dream Curls, under $7.00
This is perfect to use with a diffuser in the morning or spray on damp hair and braid at night. It adds enough hold for me without leaving hair crunchy. I also have natural texture/wave to my hair, so this just helps define those better! I try to not use heat whenever possible, and this definitely helps.

4. 3-Minute Miracle, under $5.00
I've been using this since high school and it never fails me. I can usually find it at Walmart or Target for $3.99. It honestly works in 3 minutes and leaves my hair so soft and moisturized. I have to use  a lot since I have longer hair, but it's not too bad since it's so cheap! One of my favorite deep conditioners (aside from the coconut oil!).

What are your favorite hair products? Let me know below!

Monday, July 14, 2014

Bohemian Glam











SO EXCITED about today's post! I was beyond elated when I was contacted by Windsor to do a collaboration. I chose two looks and had you all choose which one you wanted first via my Instagram, and this was overwhelmingly loved. I can't blame you guys. I absolutely adore it, as well :)

I chose this super casual, breezy white top. It's so light and thin, which makes it perfect for summer. My favorite part is the detailing on the back. I love the bohemian vibe and love that it is high-low.

I love white in the summer, so I chose this white bag as well. An adjustable strap and large size make it perfect for carrying all day. I also really loved the gold accents all over the bag, giving the "glam" part of this look. I paired it with some high-waisted shorts and plain brown sandals to keep everything low key. 

Hope you all had a great weekend and have a smile on your face this Monday :) I'm planning a "Holy Grail Hair Products" post for tomorrow so check back for that. I would love to start doing more hair/makeup posts. Any feedback? 

TOP (here), BAG (on SALE here), MIDI RINGS (here), c/o Windsor Store
DENIM c/o Charlotte Russe
SANDALS (sold out) Similar here (10% off code: LYSSLIFEREP)

Friday, July 11, 2014

Pop of Pink









Happy Friday, everyone! I am so excited for the weekend to finally be here :) We are picking up our new dog tomorrow, so I will be spending my weekend hanging out with the little guy and getting him acquainted to his new home!

Today, though, I am featuring this beautiful neon pink blazer from Fashion Nova. It's SO bright (I have a thing for neons!) and fun to wear. I've worn this in the office before, but I paired it with a basic striped dress for this look. The dress is from Francesca's and is last season, but any striped dress would look great with a neon blazer :)

Hope you had a great week! xo

BLAZER c/o Fashion Nova

STRIPED DRESS OPTIONS



Wednesday, July 09, 2014

Strappy Neon









Hi, everyone! Today I am featuring this gorgeous CR dress :) It is SUCH a pretty, bright shade of orange.. and I am not typically a fan of orange, but I love this. I definitely recommend it for your next night out. :)

It's been such a busy, crazy week (as always), but lots of exciting things coming up! Not only am I moving, but also welcoming a new family member... Ziggy! Ry and I thought that our sweet baby Max could use a friend, so we are adopting another dog. I'll be sure to post pictures and keep you all updated.. I'm so excited!

One of my favorite parts of moving is decorating, and I need some recommendations for home decor places to shop. I'm excited to create a nice office space for school and blog work. Comment below with any thoughts -- I'd love to hear them.

Thanks for reading! xo

DRESS c/o Charlotte Russe

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