lokai bracelet

Props to my mom and sister for finding these and ordering us matching ones. Not only do they look really cool but the meaning behind the Lokai bracelet is even cooler. The white and black parts of the bracelet are infused with pieces from the highest (Mt. Everest) and lowest (The Dead Sea) places on earth. It’s a reminder to find your balance along the journey of life, staying humble when you feel ‘on top of the world’ and staying hopeful when you feel like you’ve ‘hit an all time low.’ Keep an eye on this company, I bet you will see these on lots of wrists in the near future!

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trip to la via my iphone

I’m baaaaack. And rejuvenated after a very fabulous trip visiting one of my best friends in LA. NY Fashion Week? Nahhhh, I spent the week strolling the beach and soaking up the sun. Didn’t take my camera so check out my trip via my iPhone.

day 1: trip to my favorite coffee shop, walking the venice canals, paddleboarding, dinner at gjelina

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Day 2: drinks at perch, brunch at bottega louie, tour of my friends office (grammy recording academy)

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day 3: farmers market at the grove, trip to sprinkles

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day 4: hiking in malibu, lunch at 3rd street promenade, hanging around venice

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instagram shots

I’m off to visit a friend in LA for the next couple days and will be back later next week. In the mean time, follow along with my adventures on instagram. Have a great rest of the week!

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leopard flats that can take me well into fall

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soaking up summer by the pool

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my dad makes the best breakfast

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homemade sangria at the beach

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browns preseason

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cleveland being perfect

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summer uniform

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What to wear when you’re just not ready for summer to end? Lots of floral of course. This Maggy London dress from TJmaxx (last seen here) definitely fits the bill. Even though fall is my favorite season of the year, I’m still trying to soak up every last bit of warmth we have left. Slow your roll for a few more weeks, PSLs and boots. Wait your turn and we’ll be ready for ya before you know it.

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dress: maggy london via tjmaxx
necklace: etsy (similar here, here and here)
shoes: dv by dolce vita

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labor day sales

anthropologie – extra 20% off sale
gap – up to 40% off everything + 20% off your purchase (use code HAPPY)
old navy – up to 50% off everything
banana republic – 40% off your purchase (use code BRLABOR)nordstrom – save up to 40%
jcrew – extra 40%-50% off final sale items (use code WEEKEND)
madewell – extra 30% off sale items (use code YESYES)
c wonder – extra 50% off sale items
loft – 50% off fall styles; extra 50% off summer sale
ann taylor – 50% off sale items and some full price items

Have a great holiday weekend!

bonne bell giveaway

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When you think of Bonne Bell what do you think of? Up until recently, I thought of those amazing little Lip Smackers…you know the ones you had on the key chain as a kid? If you were anything like me, you had about 1,000 and begged your mom for a new one every time you went to Target or the grocery store. And, your favorite was the Dr. Pepper. Definitely the Dr. Pepper.

I did a fun photo shoot with Bonne Bell awhile back and was shocked and excited to find out that they have a whole lot more than Dr. Pepper Lip Smackers (though they still have those, have no fear). They have everything from nail polish to eyeshadow, mascara to my favorite product, their Lip Lites lip gloss. And the price points, well they are definitely something I can get behind. Because they make such affordable products, it’s the perfect way to try out some new makeup trends (crazy lip color or nail color, anyone?!). You can shop Bonne Bell easily at your local Target, Walmart or drugstore.

Another great thing about Bonne Bell, it was founded in Lakewood…Represent!

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I am giving away some Bonne Bell makeup this week so you can experience all of this goodness for yourself! Win everything to recreate one of my favorite looks from their website (the Free Spirit Beauty look). It’s the perfect look to transition into fall and you will be able to try some of my favorites, the Lip Lites!

Simply follow the instructions below. Contest will be live until next Wednesday (9/3), good luck!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Disclaimer: I was given some Bonne Bell product after our photo shoot and was also given some to give away to a reader. All opinions are my own.

rocksbox

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RocksBox is a really cool jewelry subscription box that I am excited to tell you about today! When you sign up online, you fill out a survey letting the stylists know what types of jewelry you are interested in receiving (statement vs. classic, gold vs. silver, etc.). The stylists pick 3 pieces for you at a time (and send them in this cute little box might I add!) and you can keep them for as long as you want. What sets this apart from other subscription boxes is that you can actually wear all of the pieces even if you don’t want to buy them. If you fall in love with something, you can buy it for 20% off. If not, simply send it back (shipping label is already printed for you!) and they send you a new box with all new stuff. It’s as easy as that!

I was really happy with my first box. The bracelet was a little more expensive than I would pay but the other two items were right on target. I have been loving the blue House of Harlow necklace forever and I can’t wait to style it!

What do you think of what I got? Should I keep any of it?

A RocksBox membership will run you $19/month but if you are interested in trying it out, CLEfashionista readers can get a FREE month using this link. Enjoy!

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house of harlow necklace ($46), gorjana bracelet ($107), urban gem earrings ($19)

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Disclaimer: I received a free 3 month membership to rockbox. All opinions are 100% my own.

locavore + chambray

We attended another great Cleveland event last night, Locavore, benefiting the National MS Society’s Buckeye Chapter (thanks to Jen for the tickets!). A ‘locavore’ is someone who tries to eat (and drink!) locally when possible so we ate and sampled wine from mostly Cleveland-based restaurants and wineries. Everything was great but if I had to pick a couple favorites, mine would be Urban Farmer (sweet corn felafel, yummmm), Amp 150 (corn served multiple ways) and The Rail (smores & neutella milkshakes, need I say more?!). Oh, and the wineries. All the wineries. I’ve never met a wine I didn’t like. Eating local is my jam and so this was such a fun and delicious way to support the MS Society!

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stunning view from the Windows on the River Bridge Room

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I wore this Anthropologie skirt with a chambray top. I am continuously surprised by the versatility of chambray. I had pegged this as a trend that would come and go and much to my surprise, it hasn’t! I love when that happens! Chambray is also the perfect transition piece because it goes fabulously with both summer and fall pieces…heck, it really goes with anything. Investing in another one of these sounds like it will be in my very, very near future.

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Disclaimer: Jen allowed me use her tickets for the Locavore event due to scheduling conflicts (thanks, again!). All opinions are my own.