Style Collective Summer Pool Party {Orlando Style}

Swimsuit / Old Lilly Pulitzer Sarong / Shoes / Earrings / Hat (DIY but Similar)

I am SO excited to share with you photos from one of my favorite blogger events ever!

A few months ago I joined Style Collective and it has been the best decision, not only for my blog, but for me! I have met the most amazing group of women who inspire me and support me with all of my goals.  They are great friends and I am so excited I get to share this blogging journey with them!

Last weekend, Nikki and Kimberly Loveless hosted the most fun and colorful pool party for our Orlando chapter of Style Collective.  The event was full of flamingos, pineapples and all things pink and summery.  It was so much fun and I wish we could party like that every weekend!

Photo by @lilraeofsunportfolio

 

We filled our bellies with yummy treats and spent all afternoon sipping glasses of the delicious Day Owl Rose. We played games like flamingo ring toss and pineapple bowling, tried our hand at hitting a pineapple pinata filled with beauty products and floated around on the cutest pool floats around.

If you are looking to join a group of amazing bloggers, check out Style Collective to see if it would be a good fit for you and your blogging journey!

Thanks so much friends and see you next time! xoxo

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A Switch to Safer Skincare

Hello friends! I hope everyone had a great weekend! My weekend was so busy and it felt like it completely flew by.  Last week was so fun and busy too but the absolute highlight was a Beautycounter event I hosted for my best friend here in my home.  It ended up being such a fun night full of wine, snacks and so much info about the beauty and skincare products that myself and so many of my friends were using.

After hosting the event and learning more about all of the toxic and harmful ingredients in the products I was using everyday, I decided to become an ambassador and consultant for the company as well and I am SO excited.  If you are not familiar with Beautycounter, it is a beauty and skincare line that is committed to getting safer and healthier products into everyone’s hands.  Did you know that over the past two decades, the European Union has banned more than 1,300 chemicals in the product formulas of personal care products and restricted the levels of over 250 more in such products. The United States has only partially banned 30 to date.

Learning that the United States has not passed a major federal law to regulate the safety of ingredients used in personal care products since 1938 and that companies are allowed to use harmful ingredients and make their own judgments about safety was terrifying.  In some cases, we are using products daily on ourselves and our children filled with chemicals that could be harmful and have long-term health effects.

If you would like to learn more about Beautycounter, their mission, and how to provide safer and healthier products to you and your family, let me know! I know that I am completely shocked with all of the information I learned and I want every woman and mom to learn as much as they can about the products they are using!

Have a great week and see you next time! xoxo

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Nordstrom Sale {First Glance Favorites}

Ahhh! It’s here! My absolute favorite sale of the year! I need to pour a cup of hot tea, make some avocado toast and spend hours this morning looking at the sale.  But that is not going to happen! I have kiddos to take care of! Here are some of my first glace favorites! What are you shopping for during this sale??

 

The Perfect Beach Bag

Bag c/o  BoersmaBags / Swimsuit (Old but love this one too and it’s on sale!) / Hat DIY (YouTube Video coming soon!)

As a family of 4, we are always looking for ways to make beach trips easier.  We try and go the the beach often when we are visiting Destin and anything helps when trying to haul everything down to the beach for the day.

In my search for the perfect beach bag, I came across BoersmaBags.  Their cooler bags are SO cute and perfect for any days spent at the pool, beach, park, etc.  They are fully lined inside and very durable and they have the cutest prints ever!  Not only have I used this bag to carry all of our snacks and drinks with us, but I have also used the bag to keep all of our dry clothes secure during the day since the top fully zips!

Make sure to check out BoersmaBags and let me know what your favorite print is! I am also SO excited because BoersmaBags is offering Mikaela J readers a 20% discount! Just use the code MJtote20 when checking out! You know I love anything with a monogram, so you will be happy to hear that you can even get them personalized!

These bags would be absolutely perfect for tailgating and picnics too! I can’t wait to get another for football season!

Thanks so much and see you next time! xoxo

Black and White and Pink all Over

Dress (c/o Melly M) / Earrings / Sunglasses (Similar) / Shoes

One of the easiest things to do in the summer, especially with kids, is throw on an easy dress that doesn’t wrinkle and makes you feel put together in a matter of minutes. One of my favorite designers for dresses and cute tops is Melly M.  Their dresses are SO cute and comfy.  They have the best prints and colors and I love all of their easy styles. Make sure to check out my Instagram to see details on how to win a $200 gift card!

Thanks so much and see you next time! xoxo