Truly Yours, A.: August 2016

STYLE & MOTHERHOOD FOR MILLENIAL MOMS

3 Fun Ponytails for Fall

As a naturally curly girl fall and winter is the best time for me to straighten my hair. There's no humidity so it reduces my chances of my hair reverting back to it's natural state. During this time I like to play around with tons of different looks, but my all-time favorite fall hairstyle is ponytails. This simple style has so many variations that are perfect for anything such as rolling out of bed late for class or a well put together work look. To achieve these looks, I used my Silky Touch clip-in extensions from Irresistible Me. If you're looking for a great set of clip-in extensions, Irresistible Me has a set for any and everybody! Keep reading to see how I styled my hair using these amazing extensions.
As a naturally curly girl fall and winter is the best time for me to straighten my hair. There's no humidity so it reduces my chances of my hair reverting back to it's natural state. During this time I like to play around with tons of different looks, but my all-time favorite fall hairstyle is ponytails. This simple style has so many variations that are perfect for anything such as rolling out of bed late for class or a well put together work look. To achieve these looks, I used my Silky Touch clip-in extensions from Irresistible Me. If you're looking for a great set of clip-in extensions, Irresistible Me has a set for any and everybody! Keep reading to see how I styled my hair using these amazing extensions.

As a naturally curly girl fall and winter are the best seasons for me to straighten my hair. There's no humidity so it reduces my chances of my hair reverting back to it's natural state. During this time I like to play around with tons of different looks, but my all-time favorite fall hairstyle is ponytails. This simple style has so many variations that are perfect for anything such as rolling out of bed late for class or a well put together work look. To achieve these looks, I used my Silky Touch clip-in extensions from Irresistible Me. If you're looking for a great set of clip-in extensions, Irresistible Me has a set for any and everybody! You can check out my initial review here and decide for yourself. Keep reading to see how I styled my hair using these amazing extensions.

Beating the Summer Bulge with alli®

*This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and alli® weight loss aid. All opinions are mine alone. #alliInmyLife #Before #CollectiveBias

I’ll be the first to admit that I’m not the most confident person in front of a camera. As a fashion blogger, confidence in front of the camera is a major key. One of my biggest confidence killers is my weight. It’s been a part of myself that I’ve struggled with the past couple of years and it’s what initially forced me to put my dreams of fashion blogging on hold. Luckily, I got over that hurdle, but part of me is still hesitant to try new trends and fully dive into fashion blogging based on my weight. Back to school season is right around the corner and even though I’m not going to school, this time of year is all about starting fresh and setting new goals. I plan on smashing my weight loss goals by eating right, exercising, and a little help from alli® weight loss aid. Now that summer BBQs and vacations are over it’s time to get serious about my weight loss. I’ve already made steps to accomplishing my goals by drinking more water and using the reminders to move on my FitBit. Keep reading to see how you can implement these easy steps into your busy lifestyle without spending a dime! #ad #sponsored #allInMyLife #CollectiveBias
I’ll be the first to admit that I’m not the most confident person in front of a camera. As a fashion blogger, confidence in front of the camera is a major key. One of my biggest confidence killers is my weight. It’s been a part of myself that I’ve struggled with the past couple of years and it’s what initially forced me to put my dreams of fashion blogging on hold. Luckily, I got over that hurdle, but part of me is still hesitant to try new trends and fully dive into fashion blogging based on my weight. Back to school season is right around the corner and even though I’m not going to school, this time of year is all about starting fresh and setting new goals. I plan on smashing my weight loss goals by eating right, exercising, and a little help from alli® weight loss aid. Now that summer BBQs and vacations are over it’s time to get serious about my weight loss. I’ve already made steps to accomplishing my goals by drinking more water and using the reminders to move on my FitBit. Keep reading to see how you can implement these easy steps into your busy lifestyle without spending a dime! 
I’ll be the first to admit that I’m not the most confident person in front of a camera. As a fashion blogger, confidence in front of the camera is a major key. One of my biggest confidence killers is my weight. It’s been a part of myself that I’ve struggled with the past couple of years and it’s what initially forced me to put my dreams of fashion blogging on hold. Luckily, I got over that hurdle, but part of me is still hesitant to try new trends and fully dive into fashion blogging based on my weight. Back to school season is right around the corner and even though I’m not going to school, this time of year is all about starting fresh and setting new goals. I plan on smashing my weight loss goals by eating right, exercising, and a little help from alli® weight loss aid. Now that summer BBQs and vacations are over it’s time to get serious about my weight loss. I’ve already made steps to accomplishing my goals by drinking more water and using the reminders to move on my FitBit. Keep reading to see how you can implement these easy steps into your busy lifestyle without spending a dime!

Denim & Drusy

Drusy stones are one of my new favorite trends in jewelry (the other is rose gold, but more about that later). These glittering stones are perfect for adding a little sparkle to any outfit without being in-you-face like a diamond. It won't matter what day of the week it is and you'll catch me in a piece of drusy jewelry. I truly haven't met a drusy that I didn't like! Luckily (unlucky for my wallet), my job allows me to indulge in all things shiny and rocky. Today's post is all about combining my current obsessions: drusy jewelry and denim ensembles!

Drusy stones are one of my new favorite trends in jewelry (the other is rose gold, but more about that later). These glittering stones are perfect for adding a little sparkle to any outfit without being in-you-face like a diamond. It won't matter what day of the week it is and you'll catch me in a piece of drusy jewelry. I truly haven't met a drusy that I didn't like! Luckily (unlucky for my wallet), my job allows me to indulge in all things shiny and rocky. Today's post is all about combining my current obsessions: drusy jewelry and denim ensembles! 

My 4th and Final Stitch Fix

I can't say I'm 100% thrilled with this Fix. I did leave my stylist a note asking for certain pieces, but received none of the items on my list. She did try to send similar items, but I still wasn't impressed. I usually sneak a peek at what I'm receiving in my Stitch Fix boxes by checking the Checkout page. After reading some of the descriptions and looking some of the pieces up on Pinterest I could tell that I was not going to like anything in this box. When my box finally arrived my feelings were affirmed and I almost didn't want to review this box for you guys. However, I wanted to give you my honest opinion on this subscription box service. Keep reading to see why this is my fourth and final Stitch Fix review.

I can't say I'm 100% thrilled with this Fix. I did leave my stylist a note asking for certain pieces, but received none of the items on my list. She did try to send similar items, but I still wasn't impressed. I think the reason I am disappointed in this box is because I didn't feel like anything in this box was selected with my personal style in mind. The "stylists" like to claim they get inspiration from my Pinterest boards, but I feel like the pieces are just thrown in a box depending on your size and what's available. I usually sneak a peek at what I'm receiving in my Stitch Fix boxes by checking the Checkout page. After reading some of the descriptions and looking some of the pieces up on Pinterest I could tell that I was not going to like anything in this box. When my box finally arrived my feelings were affirmed and I almost didn't want to review this box for you guys. However, I wanted to give you my honest opinion on this subscription box service. Keep reading to see why this is my fourth and final Stitch Fix review.

3 Accessories You Need for Fall

We've got exactly one month until it's officially fall. However, that hasn't stopped several brands and designers from amazing accessories that you're gonna rock from September to November. The 90's made a huge comeback this summer with Adidas Superstars, platform sandals, and denim vests making an appearance on all of your favorite fashion blogs. I can't wait to transition these trends and make them fall appropriate. While these pieces are great creating looks your outfit won't be complete without some kickass accessories! Today I'm sharing three accessories you need to elevate any look to the next level. Keep reading to see what they are and grab a couple for yourself!
We've got exactly one month until it's officially fall. However, that hasn't stopped several brands and designers from amazing accessories that you're gonna rock from September to November. The 90's made a huge comeback this summer with Adidas Superstars, platform sandals, and denim vests making an appearance on all of your favorite fashion blogs. I can't wait to transition these trends and make them fall appropriate. While these pieces are great creating looks your outfit won't be complete without some kickass accessories! Today I'm sharing three accessories you need to elevate any look to the next level. Keep reading to see what they are and grab a couple for yourself!

We've got exactly one month until it's officially fall. However, that hasn't stopped several brands and designers from amazing accessories that you're gonna rock from September to November. The 90's made a huge comeback this summer with Adidas Superstars, platform sandals, and denim vests making an appearance on all of your favorite fashion blogs. I can't wait to transition these trends and make them fall appropriate. While these pieces are great creating looks your outfit won't be complete without some kickass accessories! Today I'm sharing three accessories you need to elevate any fall look to the next level. Keep reading to see what they are and grab a couple for yourself!

Cool Carolina Blue

Off the shoulder tops and dresses have been my favorite things about this summer. I honestly can't get enough and my closet (and wallet!) have been begging for me to stop! I'm really excited to bring this trend into fall and pair it with my favorite jeans and booties. Until then this off shoulder top from H&M will be in (what's left of) my summer rotation. Keep reading to see more of this cool blue outfit!

Off the shoulder tops and dresses have been my favorite things about this summer. I honestly can't get enough and my closet (and wallet!) have been begging for me to stop! I'm really excited to bring this trend into fall and pair it with my favorite jeans and booties. Until then this off shoulder top from H&M will be in (what's left of) my summer rotation. Keep reading to see more of this cool blue outfit!

Fiending for Fall

As the title of this post suggests I am beyond ready for Fall to officially get here. This time of year always makes me eager for the days of cooler temps, changing foliage, and let's not forget about fall fashion! Until that time I'm loving the subtle transition the weather is having here in Virginia. It's still blazing hot during the day, but some mornings there's a slight feel of fall which prompted me to put together this gorgeous transitioning weather outfit! If you follow me on Instagram, you may have seen this look before, but here it is with just a few slight modifications.


Angry for Savings with Walmart Family Mobile!

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser, Walmart Family Mobile. All opinions are mine alone. #CollectiveBias #AngryforSavings
My last Walmart Family Mobile post was all about Fish and Flicks. This time it's all about the birds - Angry Birds that is! I planned a simple, at-home movie night with The Angry Birds Movie as the star and my DIY burrito bowl bar as the supporting act. It was so much fun watching this silly movie based on the popular mobile game and preparing the food that went along with it. Keep reading to see how you can save big with Walmart Family Mobile and catch The Angry Birds Movie in the process!



My last Walmart Family Mobile post was all about Fish and Flicks. This time it's all about the birds - Angry Birds that is! I planned a simple, at-home movie night with The Angry Birds Movie as the star and my DIY burrito bowl bar as the supporting act. It was so much fun watching this silly movie based on the popular mobile game and preparing the food that went along with it. Keep reading to see how you can save big with Walmart Family Mobile and catch The Angry Birds Movie in the process!

Make-Up Essentials for Beginners

I couldn't tell you the difference between a BB or CC cream or a satin or . I love the progress I've made with my skin and going au naturale, but sometimes I do feel the need to put on a little bit of make-up for a photo shoot or work and I get overwhelmed by the possibilities. If you're like me then your make-up bag is full of products you've used once or will never use again. Stop wasting time wandering down the cosmetics aisles; I've got the perfect list of make-up bag essentials for beginners of all ages featuring great products from MAKE Beauty!

I couldn't tell you the difference between a BB or CC cream or a satin or . I love the progress I've made with my skin and going au naturale, but sometimes I do feel the need to put on a little bit of make-up for a photo shoot or work and I get overwhelmed by the possibilities. If you're like me then your make-up bag is full of products you've used once or will never use again. Stop wasting time wandering down the cosmetics aisles; I've got the perfect list of make-up bag essentials for beginners of all ages featuring great products from MAKE Beauty!

I couldn't tell you the difference between a BB or CC cream or a satin or . I love the progress I've made with my skin and going au naturale, but sometimes I do feel the need to put on a little bit of make-up for a photo shoot or work and I get overwhelmed by the possibilities. If you're like me then your make-up bag is full of products you've used once or will never use again. Stop wasting time wandering down the cosmetics aisles; I've got a list of 3 make-up bag essentials for beginners of all ages featuring great products from MAKE Beauty!

What Matters to U with U by Kotex®

*This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #WhatMattersToU #CollectiveBias


Ladies, it's time to talk about that time of the month. That time of the month can be a real pain in the you know what and can have a devastating effect on your self-esteem, diet, and body! We all have activities during that time that makes us feel better. Some like to exercise and be active and others (like me!) like to relax with my favorite comfort foods and some like to do both because in the end it's all about what matters to YOU! Today, I'm sharing some of my favorite tips for getting through the even the toughest periods. Keep reading to check them out and see how you can earn some awesome rewards for buying Kotex® products!
Ladies, it's time to talk about that time of the month. That time of the month can be a real pain in the you know what and can have a devastating effect on your self-esteem, diet, and body! We all have activities during that time that makes us feel better. Some like to exercise and be active and others (like me!) like to relax with my favorite comfort foods and some like to do both because in the end it's all about what matters to YOU! Today, I'm sharing some of my favorite tips for getting through the even the toughest periods. Keep reading to check them out and see how you can earn some awesome rewards for buying Kotex® products!
Ladies, it's time to talk about that time of the month. That time of the month can be a real pain in the you know what and can have a devastating effect on your self-esteem, diet, and body! We all have activities during that time that makes us feel better. Some like to exercise and be active and others (like me!) like to relax with my favorite comfort foods and some like to do both because in the end it's all about what matters to YOU! Today, I'm sharing some of my favorite tips for getting through the even the toughest periods. Keep reading to check them out and see how you can earn some awesome rewards for buying Kotex® products!

Ladies, it's time to talk about that time of the month. That time of the month can be a real pain in the you know what and can have a devastating effect on your self-esteem, diet, and body! We all have activities during that time that makes us feel better. Some like to exercise and be active and others (like me!) like to relax with my favorite comfort foods and some like to do both because in the end it's all about what matters to YOU! Today, I'm sharing some of my favorite tips for getting through the even the toughest periods. Keep reading to check them out and see how you can earn some awesome rewards for buying Kotex® products!

Longer Hair with Irresistible Me

I've been growing my hair out for a while now, but sometimes I want length without waiting for it. So naturally I jumped at the chance to work with Irresistible Me! They offer 100% natural Remy clip-in hair extensions, hair accessories, and hair tools. They specialize in high quality extensions at great prices so I couldn't wait to share my experience with you all!
I've been growing my hair out for a while now, but sometimes I want length without waiting for it. So naturally I jumped at the chance to work with Irresistible Me! They offer 100% natural Remy clip-in hair extensions, hair accessories, and hair tools. They specialize in high quality extensions at great prices so I couldn't wait to share my experience with you all!

I've been growing my hair out for a while now, but sometimes I want length without waiting for it. So naturally I jumped at the chance to work with Irresistible Me! They offer 100% natural Remy clip-in hair extensions, hair accessories, and hair tools. They specialize in high quality extensions at great prices so I couldn't wait to share my experience with you all! 

Rocksbox #7

A Rocksbox jewelry subscription box review featuring jewelry from Kendra Scott and Urban Gem. Get a free month of Rocksbox by using code AMANDABFF884!.
A Rocksbox jewelry subscription box review featuring jewelry from Kendra Scott and Urban Gem. Get a free month of Rocksbox by using code AMANDABFF884!.

Before I went on vacation I asked my Rocksbox stylist to send me 3 colorful pieces that I could take with me. She definitely listened and I received 3 amazing pieces perfect for any vacation look! I couldn’t wait to share these finds with you and also show them off on my trip. If you haven't seen my previous Rocksbox reveals, you can find them all here! Stay tuned to the blog to see how I style these pieces, but for now keep reading to check out the gorgeous jewelry and if I decided to keep any of the pieces I was sent.

Coffee Date: A Quick Life Update!

Guys, it’s been way too long since I’ve published a blog post! I almost feel bad for neglecting my blog, but I definitely needed a break to recharge my batteries. There’s so much I want to share with you all and I thought a “coffee date” blog post would be the perfect way to do that. If you’ve never heard of this type of blog post, it’s basically a way to update you on my current life events as if we met up for coffee and just had a friendly catch-up chat!
Guys, it’s been way too long since I’ve published a blog post! I almost feel bad for neglecting my blog, but I definitely needed a break to recharge my batteries. There’s so much I want to share with you all and I thought a “coffee date” blog post would be the perfect way to do that. If you’ve never heard of this type of blog post, it’s basically a way to update you on my current life events as if we met up for coffee and just had a friendly catch-up chat!

Guys, it’s been way too long since I’ve published a blog post! I almost feel bad for neglecting my blog, but I definitely needed a break to recharge my batteries. There’s so much I want to share with you all and I thought a “coffee date” blog post would be the perfect way to do that. If you’ve never heard of this type of blog post, it’s basically a way to update you on my current life events as if we met up for coffee and just had a friendly catch-up chat!

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