The Secret to Mixing High/Low

Everyone has their own things they like to splurge on, but for me it’s typically handbags, shoes, denim, and t-shirts (in that order). My reasoning for why these are my splurge items is because they are the most practical wardrobe pieces for my lifestyle and what I know I will be getting the most use out of. Whenever I am doing wardrobe consulting, I always ask my client what a typical day looks like for them in terms of their career, hobbies, and lifestyle because this is definitely something to consider when looking at what to splurge and save on!

For me, I spend a lot of my time either on the go or working from home. Let’s be real…my preference has always been first and foremost COMFORT but with this type of working lifestyle, being comfortable and casual is even more of a priority in my wardrobe. And although I see each of these as splurge worthy items, I don’t always wear them all at once. In fact, one of my favorite things to do when getting dressed is to make something cheap look expensive because I see it as a challenge. Anyone can wear full designer looks every day and look incredible right?

Current Skincare with Vivo Per Lei

Over the last couple years I’ve really been into trying out new skincare products and seeing what kind of results they deliver for my skin. If you’ve been following my journey, you know I’ve been very transparent about my skincare and the various measures I have taken to help aid in my efforts to achieve beautiful skin. One of these has been topical skincare products and today I want to share one of my recent favorites with you guys called Vivo Per Lei.

The Perfect Spring Dress + $200 Nordstrom Gift Card & Palm Beach Tan Giveaway

It’s that time of year again when bikini season is just around the corner and the last thing we want to be is awfully pale. As you all know, taking care of my skin has become more important to me than ever before but I still love a good sunkissed glow. I have told y’all this before, but my place of choice for both sunbed and sunless tanning has always been Palm Beach Tan. I’ve been going to their salons since I was in high school and still find them to be the best around in terms of advanced technology, products, and experience.

Since I have a few vacations coming up (LA, Palm Springs, Hawaii, and a few others in the works) I have been making frequent trips to Palm Beach Tan to get my base tan. I have only been tanning in the beds on occasion (2-3x/month & ALWAYS cover my face) only because I don’t want to BURN  like crazy on my vacations. My real secret though is the sunless spray tanning. They usually last 2+ weeks and I love the natural glow they give my skin.

12 Spring Finds < $100

12 finds for Spring 2017

Spring has always been my favorite time of year (for a few reasons), but especially when it comes to wardrobe options! We can finally put away our winter coats and bust out our cutoff jean shorts & pretty sandals. There are always so many fun pieces that come out this time of year, so I wanted to share a roundup of some great budget friendly options to add to your Spring wardrobe. I recently added these gorgeous (under $70) black pearl embellished slide sandals to my Spring shoe collection.  They add simple elegance to any look and will be on my feet all Spring/Summer long!

The Embellished Maxi Dress You Need Now

embellished maxi dress

Every once in a while I like to get out of my (casual tomboy style) comfort zone to try something new. And when you have the opportunity to wear an insanely dreamy embellished maxi dress like this one, you do it. I’m super excited to be partnering up with Urban Outfitters to bring y’all this very different look today. Can you believe we shot this in the city of Houston? Only Bri Costello could make the city look like we were out in the desert.

This embellished maxi dress is seriously a dream and belongs in every girls closet. I mean, it’s one of those pieces that you would keep and pass down to your daughter some day. It can be worn as a swim coverup, but it would also be really pretty for a bride’s rehearsal dinner dress if you’re getting married at the beach (obviously you wouldn’t wear it with a bodysuit/swimsuit underneath, but a fitted slip dress like this one would work perfectly).

Vintage Style Band Tees (under $50)

vintage style band tees rolling stones

One of my go-to looks has always been jeans + a tee, so the amount of tee’s I have accumulated over the years is actually embarrassing. When I saw this Rolling Stone tee though (grey version here), I couldn’t resist. It has that worn in feel to make it look vintage, but without the vintage price tag (under $45)! I also wore another Rolling Stones tee during NYFW with jeans, black booties, and a leather jacket… so I guess you could say I’m a fan? This one says ’89 in the bottom corner and that’s the year I was born, so obviously I took that as a sign we were meant to be…

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