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What To Wear To A Spring Wedding + Link-Up

It's that time of year where the wedding invitations start pouring in. It's so funny, I was just telling someone I was bummed I didn't have any upcoming weddings to wear this dress to, and then BAM...two invitations showed up in the mail. Life is funny.

When it comes to figuring out what to wear to a spring wedding, I stick to a few simple tips. 

1. Never ever, EVER, anything white/cream/ivory, or any color that even remotely resemble the bride's gown. This is her day, and she should be the only one in white.

2. Nothing to sexy or showy. Again, this is the bride's day and you don't want to draw attention to yourself by wearing a head turning ensemble.

For Spring weddings, specifically, I really love florals. Florals prints exude all the Spring vibes, and I think they are the perfect accompaniment to the big day, during the Spring season.

I am really loving this one from WAYF. Speaking of WAYF, they actually have their own wedding line now. I can tell you right now, if I were getting married today, I'd be all about their bridal section. (If you want to see my wedding pics from 5 years ago, you can see them here.)
Linking With Threads for Thomas



I'm co-hosting a link up today with Sheree of  Posh Classy Mom. Share your outfit posts below!

Polka Dot Wrap Top

How is it already Friday? I swear this week has flown by. We are officially in our busy season with work, and I swear sometimes I don't even know what day it is, because of it. Anywho...

I recently picked up this cute polka dot wrap top from WAYF, and I'm obsessed! It's the perfect top to wear for both work and play. I paired my polka dot wrap top with my favorite ponte skinny pants - that are perfect for work, and my favorite white patent leather heels (currently on sale for $34!) 

If you aren't familiar with ponte pants, I swear by them for work. They are flattering and comfortable like jeans, but look work appropriate. Ann Taylor usually has some great options, that I have bought before, but I could only find these ones in gray, there currently. (Psst...they are also having a huge 40% off everything sale right now, with code SWEETTREAT.) 

Speaking of sales, I know a lot of you always ask me about my earrings (like the ones I am wearing here). I actually buy a lot of them from this store, which is having a major sale, too. You can get up to 30% off, if you buy 3 pieces, so it's the perfect time to stock up on your baubles.

Hope you guys have an amazing weekend! As always, outfit deets are linked below the photo.

POLKA DOT WRAP TOP OUTFIT:


Polka Dot Wrap Top by popular Colorado fashion blogger, Leah Behr
Polka Dot Wrap Top by popular Colorado fashion blogger, Leah Behr

Polka Dot Wrap Top by popular Colorado fashion blogger, Leah Behr

Polka Dot Wrap Top by popular Colorado fashion blogger, Leah Behr

Polka Dot Wrap Top by popular Colorado fashion blogger, Leah Behr

Polka Dot Wrap Top by popular Colorado fashion blogger, Leah Behr
Polka Dot Wrap Top by popular Colorado fashion blogger, Leah Behr

Polka Dot Wrap Top by popular Colorado fashion blogger, Leah Behr

Polka Dot Wrap Top by popular Colorado fashion blogger, Leah Behr

Polka Dot Wrap Top by popular Colorado fashion blogger, Leah Behr
Polka Dot Wrap Top by popular Colorado fashion blogger, Leah Behr
Linking With: Jenna Marie / Pink Sole /

Stripe Carousel Top

Anyone else need a weekend from their weekend? Mine was SO exhausting, in the best kind of ways. We started the weekend with a birthday party for a friend, then Saturday was the Junior League's Annual Derby party - which is always a blast. (Seriously, if you live in town and aren't coming, you need to be!) We rounded out the weekend with a Sunday morning walk to a local coffee shop, before I spent 2 hours raking up leaves and twigs in the yard. Sunday afternoon, we went to celebrate a friend's birthday at our favorite cantina, and then I ended the weekend getting to listen to Richard Blanco (the 5th EVER U.S. inaugral poet) speak at a local lecture series. It was amazing! 

How was your weekend? Did you celebrate Cinco de Mayo or Derby? 

If you're looking for a fun, festive and summery top, you've got to snatch this  carousel top up from VICI. It's literally the cutest! I am also super obsessed with these BlankNYC deconstructed denim shorts I just got. They are only $32 (normally $78) and are even husband approved. ;) Last but not least, I am living for these new orange satin knotted slide sandals. (Not husband approved. But I don't care. I think they are cute!) 

Happy Monday to all! 

Linking With: Posh Classy Mom / Straight A Style 


CAROUSEL TOP OUTFIT DETAILS

Top / Shorts / Sandals / Bag / Sunnies

The Best Summer Hats

Quick post today because I am hat obsessed, and there are so many cute styles for summer! Whether it's a panama hat, boater hat or pretty much any type of straw beach hat, I'm into it. I linked to a ton of cute options below, all under $100.

Happy Friday!

THE BEST SUMMER HATS 

The Best Summer Hats by popular Colorado fashion blogger, Leah Behr

Shop the outfit below:


Shop the best summer hats below:


The Best Spring Handbags for this Season

I've been a little bag obsessed lately, and for good reason. There are so many great Spring handbags out, for this season! I decided to round up a few of the trends I'm loving. Some Spring handbags I already own, and some I need to add to my closet.

THE BEST SPRING HANDBAGS FOR THE SEASON

 Best Spring Handbags featured by popular Colorado fashion blogger, Leah Behr
Shoulder Bag With Decorative Strap via Zara: We talked about this one in this post, but it's a worthy re-mention. I won't go into too much detail, but it's definitely one of Spring's hottest new trends.


 Best Spring Handbags featured by popular Colorado fashion blogger, Leah Behr
Picnic Basket Bag via Zara - I've been obsessed with straw bags for about a year now, but the game came strong this year, for this trend. This trend, in particular, looks a lot like a picnic basket and usually clasps with a firm top, like this. I rounded up a few similar wicker basket bags below.


 Best Spring Handbags featured by popular Colorado fashion blogger, Leah Behr
Straw Roundie via UO - This is the straw bag that started it all, last summer. I actually got mine off of Etsy, but it's sold out from the vendor. This rattan bag can be worn as a shoulder bag or crossbody, and comes clasped at the top. I prefer ones that are lined, like this one (which is a great deal at only $56!)



There are still quite a few Spring handbags I am wanting to add to my closet. I'm loving the straw half moon tote, and the straw round handbag (this one is only $24!). I rounded up a few more bags that are catching my eye, for Spring, below.

Which Spring handbags trend is your favorite?






Hottest Spring Accessories

I've said it before and I'll say it again. The easiest way to amp up any old look is to incorporate fun, new accessories. Take this look for example. A basic white bodysuit and denim skirt, would be an otherwise boring look, but this cute headwrap, pom sandals and mini bag with strap detail add so much more to the look. 

For this post, I am rounding up some of the hottest Spring accessories, like the ones I'm wearing here.
Hottest Spring Accessories by popular Colorado fashion blogger, Leah Behr
Hottest Spring Accessories by popular Colorado fashion blogger, Leah Behr
Hottest Spring Accessories by popular Colorado fashion blogger, Leah Behr
Linking with How I Spring + Hello Monday Linkup

Favorite Spring Accessories - Headwraps:


I'm living for headwraps right now. Sure, I may look like I belong on the set of Golden Girls, but I'll take it. They are just fun. 


Favorite Spring Accessories - Bags With Decorative Straps:


I think this is one of the most fun new trends. I bought this mini bag from Zara and it came with the decorative strap, but I am seeing a lot of decorative bag straps being sold on their own. I linked to a few below, including one that is a little pricier than I normally share. However, you know I love a good splurge piece from time to time, and I think this one is worthy. Plus it's 40% off right now, so...can't beat that!


Favorite Spring Accessories - Sandals:


I am starting to collect an embarrassing amount of sandals, but with so many cute styles, this season, how can I not?! I love see cute pom details and fringe on all the sandals, and especially love bold colored sandals. Most of the ones pictured below are already a bargain, but some of them are even on sale for 20% off with code "shoes".

Feeling Comfortable In Your Own Skin With Neutrogena

I was compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #NeutrogenaLightChallenge #CollectiveBias

It's taken me most of my life to feel comfortable in my own skin. I think I've talked about this on here before (and I know I've talked about it on my Instagram story), but I spent the better half of my life always concerned about what people thought of me. Never feeling like I was good enough, did enough, acted the way I was supposed to. It was defeating and exhausting. 

It honestly wasn't until I hit 30 that I was rid of that insecurity. It wasn't like I just woke up at 30 and decided to be confident, though. It definitely came with a lot of self work. And it still does. It's so easy to let insecurities creep in, especially when you've trained yourself to live with them for most of your life. 

Here are some ways I've learned to feel comfortable in my skin.

3 TIPS TO FEEL COMFORTABLE IN YOUR OWN SKIN

1. Curb The Self Talk - We all have self doubt. It's just life. But we all also have the power to stop negative talk dead in its tracks. Whenever I find myself starting to spiral down a rabbit hole of unworthiness, in my head, I will literally snap myself out of it by speaking out loud, something along the lines of, "Wait. Stop it. That is not true. This is what's true." Taking control of your thoughts and combating them with truth, out loud, is more powerful than you can imagine. Sometimes I have to do that 10 times a day, but it's a practice worth doing, in the fight toward self confidence.

2. Eating Right - As someone that has struggled with body image her whole life, this is crucial to me. Trust me, I am all for body positivity (and envy the girls that naturally feel comfortable with their bodies), but for me, having a healthy lifestyle, filled with exercise and a balanced diet, IS what makes me feel good. To each their own. 

3. Taking Care of My Skin - It's no secret that skin and self-confidence go hand in hand. And it makes sense, too. You skin/face is usually the very first thing people see. Having breakouts or acne prone skin, can take a toll on your self-confidence, leaving you feeling exposed and insecure. I get my fair share of breakouts, so I was thrilled when Neutrogena asked me to try their new Neutrogena® Light Therapy Acne Spot Treatment! Read on my for review.
Feeling Comfortable In Your Own Skin With Neutrogena by popular Colorado style blogger, Eat Pray Wear Love
Neutrogena® Light Therapy Acne Spot Treatment will revolutionize the way you treat breakouts/acne! This red light therapy technology used to only be available in a dermatologists office, but the lovely people at Neutrogena are now allowing you to take this clinically proven treatment system home. They created a Light Therapy Acne Mask (covers your whole face, for people that are more acne prone) and this, Light Therapy Acne Spot Treatment - which I tried out for the past 30 days. 

Studies show that people that use this treatment had 98% fewer breakouts and saw results in less than 1 week! My results were actually a bit better, as I would see my acne spots dry up within 48 hours. I get terrible "neck-ne" and always have, which is why I opted for the spot treatment, versus the mask. I loved it so much though, that I actually want to go get the mask to combat future breakouts. The mask is supposed to be super comfortable and lightweight, with a viewing spot, so you can multi-task. It's cost-per-use breaks down to about $.50/day, so it's a great bang for your buck product. 

I'm sure you guys are wondering how it works. (I know I was!) Basically, this  FDA approved, patent pending product uses red and blue light therapy (that's UV free!) to target acne causing bacteria, more deeply than any other acne product can. The blue light kills 99% of bacteria, while the red light reduces inflammation. No chemicals and no flaking! 

If you are thinking of picking up with this product, here are some things to be aware of.

You must clean and wash your face before using. That's where Neutrogena Makeup Remover Cleansing Towelettes and Fresh Foaming Cleanser came in handy.  

The spot treatment and mask should NOT be used in tandem.

And, you really should use the products for 30 days (like I did) to see best results. 
Feeling Comfortable In Your Own Skin With Neutrogena by popular Colorado style blogger, Eat Pray Wear Love
Feeling Comfortable In Your Own Skin With Neutrogena by popular Colorado style blogger, Eat Pray Wear Love
I picked up my Neutrogena® Light Therapy Acne Spot Treatment  at Walmart, in the skincare aisle. Or, you can pick yours up via the link below.


Feeling Comfortable In Your Own Skin With Neutrogena by popular Colorado style blogger, Eat Pray Wear Love
Feeling Comfortable In Your Own Skin With Neutrogena by popular Colorado style blogger, Eat Pray Wear Love

What tips do you have for feeling comfortable in your own skin? I'd love to hear your thoughts in the comments below!