Back from Hawaii and back to work

I have to admit I’m never ready to leave Hawaii, there is usually a point on vacation where you’re ready for it to end and get back to the regular day to day…not in Hawaii. Alas we have to pay for vaca (and a new house) which means it must come to an end. Before we left I picked up a few new items from Ann Taylor for work and fun-I love how versatile the pieces are our current fav are these wide leg trousers we may or may not have in 3 colors.  Options, ya know? I also love how a scarf can add so much to an outfit it’s becoming my new favorite accessory!

 

 

 

 

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White denim every woman needs in her closet

Before I give you a run down on our new fav jeans I feel like maybe I should tell you what I’ve been up to the last few weeks. For those of you who don’t know by day I’m in sales and the last month was an extra busy one. I had a conference in Hawaii (I know, I know, lots of people would have been willing to take my place) and a week long national sales meeting in Florida. My husband travels weekly for work and we don’t really miss a beat when he’s gone but it always adds some extra stress to our fam if I have to head out of town. Auntie even had to step in for night when both my husband and I were gone-I swear, it takes an army. Being a working mom is hard and the guilt is real. I didn’t end up getting home until midnight after my week away and you better believe I ran right into my sweet girl’s room to see her when I got home. I’m pretty sure I cried when I finally saw her, a full week away is just a little too long for my liking. There is nothing more to this story other than to say to the working mom, I feel you.

Now, the jeans. I don’t know about you but finding the perfect white denim is a STRUGGLE-first world problems amiright? We have finally found the perfect fit and it’s safe to say we’re probably not going to be following any of those ‘white after labor day’ rules. These pants are the perfect fit – high waisted with no gap, great quality, ideal for running to the playground with sneaks and layer with a sweater, or dressy enough to head the office.

 

 

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PIP morning at ThredUp

We had so much fun shopping at ThredUp in Walnut Creek. Bri was sweet enough to open the store a few hours early on Saturday and let us have the store to ourself, they even had a rack set aside for Campbell-I have a feeling Campbell is going to enjoy lots of shopping trips with us. We also had some fun styling Erica (our photographer) girl got some steals for her upcoming trip to Hawaii. Jen & I were both able to snag some designer shoes and we swear neither had ever been worn….hello cute Chloe and Manolo (see pics below).

If you’re in the area we highly recommend going to check them out and if not have fun exploring online. Every time you go in it’s a different store, with new items you’ve never seen.

 

What I’m packing for Hawaii

What I’m packing for Hawaii

1.20.18 – Favs

Katie Thomas

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How I stay “pageant ready”

For the record, my girlfriends rip on me all day/everyday for always having my “face” on. I’m not gonna lie, I give it my best effort that’s for damn sure. I personally would LOVE to be one of those girls who looks cute without any makeup on. Unfortunately, that’s not me, I use to have serious acne issues, my skin is uneven and I’ve been blessed with these lovely dark circles under my eyes (thanks, Dad) that literally never go away, doesn’t matter how much water I drink or sleep I get. I did get fillers before my wedding for the dark circle, definitely helped my cause, but I haven’t committed to getting that done on a regular basis. We can discuss botox/fillers at another time.

Anyway, I have a handful of product I can’t live without and even if I’m running to the grocery store or heading to the gym I always put a little something on. My tips below, but I will also link my fav products for my everyday face.

Tips:
1. Moisturizer/Skin evening serum, I use eminence. I’ve noticed it helps my general skin tone and helps with lines since I’m old AF.
2. I always put a base on, some foundation mix with moisturizer if you don’t want full coverage.
3. ALWAYS fill in my brows, make sure you are user the proper color to match your hair. Nothing worse than bad brow color.
4. Put a little blush on the cheeks, makes me look alive and healthy.
5. Don’t touch your face! The removes makeup and makes you breakout.

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