Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Currently Obsessed


My hair naturally air-dries straight so I like to add a little texture & volume when styling it. I've tried other sea salt sprays in the past, but honestly didn't really like the results - Bumble & Bumble's just made my hair crunchy! After receiving a sample of DryBar's Mai Tai Spritzer Sea Salt Spray, I fell in love with it! Just a few sprays gives my hair a beachy look, without any of the stickiness. Every time I use it, I get compliments on what others think is my perfume, but it's actually just the scent of this spray! This has become my go-to product when creating beach waves.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Ode to Rompers

A little warm weather style inspiration with a round up of my past outfit posts featuring rompers. Which one is your favorite?










Thursday, April 13, 2017

Reflection


Yesterday marked 7 years since I started my blog. It's kind of crazy to think that I've shared almost a quarter of my life here. A lot has changed since my first post but I love looking back and reliving the memories of all the major life moments, outfits, recipes and everything in between. I will admit things have been slower around here lately. It's been difficult to find the time to dedicate to my blog in the midst of work, wedding planning, and trying to spend time with Greg. We only have Sunday afternoons off together since he is working nights, so shooting outfits and other posts sometimes takes the back-burner so we can enjoy some quality time. 

I wanted to thank you all for supporting me over the last 7 years, and for following along with my journey. Although it has been challenging recently to keep up with a regular blogging schedule, writing about my passions and experiences in this creative outlet has been so fulfilling and rewarding. I'm looking forward to what the next year has in store and can't wait to share it all on MC Squared.

A little about this look... all white with pops of color. I love the embroidered details on this top, and I've officially become obsessed with block-heel sandals. I wore heels to work everyday in LA but now that I'm back in FL, flats have reigned supreme. Block-heel sandals are that perfect happy medium, with a mix of style & comfort. Wishing you a great holiday weekend!

{outfit details}
Top - Forever 21 || Shorts - American Eagle (similar) || Bag - Zara (last worn here & here) || Aviators - Ray-Ban || Sandals - T.J. Maxx || Lipstick - Maybelline "coral burst"






Thursday, April 6, 2017

5 Minute Face


On the weekend, I like to keep my beauty routine quick & simple. Rather than my usual 10-15 minute process, I narrow down my everyday products and stick to the basics. Below are the products I use before running errands that make me look put together in just 5 minutes.

{1}
Tinted Moisturizer
Aveeno CC Cream in "medium"
creates a smooth base with a little coverage & SPF

{2}
Concealer
flawlessly covers my stubborn under-eye circle

{3}
Powder
combats shine and evens out my complexion

{4}
Blush
I swipe it across my cheekbones for a natural flsuh

{5}
lightly fill in & brush my brows

{6}
long, full lashes are a must - I never leave the house without mascara

{7}
Lips
CoverGirl Jumbo Gloss Balm in "coral twist"
my natural lip color matches my skin tone so I always like a little color to avoid looking washed out