Saturdays are for..

Saturday

April and May are busy times 1000 in all aspects of life. An empty Saturday is hard to come by these days. Kids are finishing up school and getting ready to start Summer. Teens are having prom and finals. Parents are trying to get a schedule in place for summer all while chasing their kids to every practice, ball game, banquet, and awards day the school offers. Kudos, mommas.

Even, around the cosmetology world. It’s busy! Every Saturday since the first weekend in April I have had busy Saturdays at work. I’m talking all day long. I’m not complaining. I love doing updos for such important days. Through April it’s Prom season, banquets, and benefits. Not to mention wedding season is in full swing as well. I have not stopped on Saturdays for over a month. For the last 6 weeks, I have worked and worked and worked. Okay, thats a little dramatic but I mean..

Saturday

Do you have a job you love but still need an occasional break from? Lynlee does! I knew going into beauty school that Saturdays would be for working. But, working on a Saturday come in waves for me. I work several Saturdays in a row and then, my client don’t even request an appointment on Saturdays for weeks. Spring is one of the waves of working Saturdays. Summer is a big wave of not working Saturdays because people love to spend time with their families, friends, and enjoying the weather. I’m embracing the off duty Saturday.

Hairstylist Hours of Operation

I laughed as I strolled Old Navy a couple weeks ago and stumbled upon this shirt. “Off Duty” it read. I’m certain it has some other meaning but to me, it was a funny play on words for my chosen profession. As a hairstylist you’re never off duty. I know there are lots of professions that have the same hours as me, all hours. There are no hours of operation. I am in the service industry. My schedule is flexible so that it fits YOUR schedule. That’s 1/2 the reason I love the job so much. My schedule is made by me.

Over the last weekend, Nate asked me to trim his neck at about 9:00 Sunday Night. If I’m getting ready with my mom, I want to help. If I’m doing my makeup with my friends I get asked to help or tips and tricks. As a hairstylist you’re never off work. So, obviously I had to snag this tank!

Being a hairstylist is the career of my dreams. I never feel like I work. For me, it’s never a job. With everything come the need to get away, get refreshed, and start again. I love helping my mom fix her hair. It brings me joy when my friends ask me tricks about doing their hair and makeup. To be asked to trim someones hair in my “of duty” time is one of those things that makes you feel like you’re doing the job of your calling. To me, it’s never work. I’m embracing the day of being “Off Duty” tomorrow.

Off Duty Saturday

I’ll be the girl wearing no makeup with unfixed hair. Nate and I love our Saturdays together. We love to do everything and nothing. Once, Nate said, “I think you have lost weight.” I said, “YEAH! because we never set still on the weekends.” But, I don’t mind it. Call me crazy but I love, love, love my job but I need a day to do absolutely nothing. I want to play around with no schedule no list of dos or time frames to meet. And, I want to spend the whole day with my dog and Nate. Every now and then you earn a day like that, ya know?

I look forward to getting up too early so Nate can have Eggs Benedict at Fat City. Come home to immediately start working on things. We are both most relaxed when we’re working on a project. Thats where we’ll be. You can find us projecting for our mom’s Mother’s DayGifts.  ( Fun Fact: Both our moms are named Donna. )

My Donna asked for a bed swing to go in her outdoor kitchen. She loves to swing and has ALWAYS had a swing in the back yard. My mom has been drooling over bed swings for years. We saw one on one of our annual beach trips to Seaside and has wanted one ever since. His Donna is getting a huge planter because she LOVES flowers. Both our moms love their outdoor spaces. His mom has a beautiful pavilion in her back yard surrounded by flowers and bird feeders. They already know what they’re getting so this isn’t blowing any surprises. I can’t wait to celebrate these moms.

Saturdays are for Relaxing

 Today, when I put away my products after my last client and turn off my blowdryer, I’ll be off duty. As much as I love my job, I am looking forward to it! How do you relax on your Off Duty Days? What’s on your mother’s day gift list? Let me know below! oh, and P.S. Old Navy is having 30% off until Sunday! ( your welcome )

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Red, White and Dog

Red, White, and Dock
Red, White, & Blue

So, you may have seen this outfit in this post. But, I didn’t go into too much detail of the outfit because I wanted to tell you about it here! Denim and denim or denim and white is one of my favorite outfit pairings. Throw is a little red and I’m all about that outfit choice. It screams spring and summer to me.

First, let’s just talk about the elephant in this post. How cute does Dock look in these pictures? He was totally posing for us in between running off to go sniff out the birds that were trying to take part in this shoot. You know I love any excuse to share photos of Dock. He matched me. Nate even said, “Dock, you have to stay here,” as we were walking out the door. I slowly turned around  to say, “wait. he can go! We match!” So, in that moment I hired a second model to be featured on the blog! 😉

Memorial Day Festivities

I don’t know about you but I cannot wait until memorial day weekend. You get an extra day added to your weekend which means a shorter work week. Everyone packs in festivities of all sorts and you get to genuinely enjoy summer before you have to start worrying about it being SUPER hot. It’s like that final step to getting everyone on board and ready for summer! This outfit pairing is perfect for the events. If you’re not one of those over the top people in your red, white and blue or american flag bikini; Red, White, and Denim is a great alternative if you want to show your patriotism. I paired this chambray tank with white shorts and my favorite black sandals. Chambray is wonderful for summer because it’s light weight and so cool to wear in the heat of the southern summer. This Gap tank I actually scored for $8 at a store called Dirt Cheap. Although, I couldn’t find this exact tank top, I did find these.

White Chino Shorts you NEED in your closet for summer. They’re a summer staple. You can wear them with basically anything. Old Navy, Gap, and J. Crew have my favorite ones. They all wash up well and are comfy! If you watch you can get Old Navy’s on sale! (Old Navy is currently having 30% off) All these brands have their shorts in different lengths so, you can purchase based on your preference! I’m ready for memorial day, and lake, and patio dinners, and swimsuits, and all the summer fun. I hope you find some outfit inspiration for memorial day or just everyday!   Xo, Signature

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Top 5 T Shirt Dresses

T Shirt Dress
Year round I am hot. I am hot natured. A perfect summer dress is a constant go to. Sweaters are so cute and possibly my favorite winter style. They’re so cozy and comfy. I’m just going to say, “LoL” because unless I’m sitting very still I’ll be burning up in one. AND that’s when the outside temperature is less than my body temperature. If it’s below, let’s say, 50 to be generous I will be sweating. But, we’re not here to talk about sweaters. We’re here to discuss Dresses.
Knowing that I’m hot natured, imagine how miserable it is to wear jeans in this southern heat and arkansas humidity. Nearly impossible to bare. You can almost feel your jeans tighten against your body when you step outside on a hot summer day. For some reason, shorts aren’t acceptable all the time. *eyeroll* just kidding, but really, you can’t wear shorts everywhere. Insert Summer Dress. There’s nothing around your waist and almost nothing even touching the majority of your body. You can move, you can dance and you won’t sweat.
A couple of years ago, Nate and I went to a St. Louis Cardinals game for Memorial Day. I knew it was going to be hot. And I now know you’re basically sitting in a bowl and no air moves around the stadium. I wanted to wear a t-shirt dress. Nate did not understand why I would want to wear a dress to a baseball game. That was kind blowing to him. The revelation of a dress’ comfort and ultimately coolness rocked his world. After not being able to find a dress like I had in mind, I opted for a cardinals tank instead. It was miserably hot. I wished the whole time I’d searched harder and longer for a dress instead.
3 reasons I love a tshirt dress:
// They’re Comfy // They’re Cute // They’re Cool //
Dresses are something I can always get down with. They’re just easy. I always am up to purchase a new dress. But, I have my favorites. Being a dress connoisseur of sorts I’ve created a list of my top 5 t-shirt dresses. This list was cut down from a much longer list of dresses. I had to weed some out. 🙂 All the dresses that made the list are light weight, comfy, and wash great!

My Top 5 TShirt Dresses

1. Old Navy 2. Bobi  3. BB Dakota (Featured) 4. American Eagle 5. ASOS 
All 5 of these dress brands are different styles to cover all the bases. Plus, the J. Crew one from my Summer Resource Guide and favorites, According to Lynlee. There’s simple and classy to a little bit more edgy. You can style them however your heart desires too. They’re great for those of us who changes styles often. Sometimes, I want more rocker style and others I like more simple classic style. This is the perfect layering item to be able to change it up. These dresses are great for rainy summer days to pull on your rain boots and run out the door. Their versatility makes them worth their weight in gold.
Alothough, t-shirt dresses can’t be worn all day everyday, they can be worn often and to a lot of events. They’re dressy enough to wear to dinner or a concert but still casual enough to wear to a ball game or run errand on Saturday afternoon! What are your favorite Casual Summer Dresses? Let me know in the comments below!
xo,
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Sunday Vibes

Easy like a Sunday Morning. That quote couldn’t be more false. There is nothing easy about any morning. They never seem to go smoothly. You wake up late, your should have washed your hair last night, and you can’t seem to fit right into anything you wear. Once your day gets going though, aren’t theys so nice. You’re recharged from church and you have a whole afternoon waiting for you! Sunday Vibes, all week long.

Sunday Vibes

Sunday Vibes

Apparently, I’m obsessed with Old Navy. Who isn’t? I don’t have to list why, but I will for you. They’re reasonably priced, good quality, cute clothes. For the most part I don’t have to worry about what the shirt says or if the length of the dresses are long enough. I can just grab it and go.

There are few clothing items I love more than comfortable ones. This outfit I styled all comfort and I’m all about that. I can;t be bothered with jeans I can’t move it or shirts I feel like I’m going to rip if I move. You know the ones. I LOVE a good t shirt. It is what it is. I have since I was a little girl. ( Fun Fact : In 6th grade my mom had to limit me to only wear t shirts 2 times a week because I had all these ute clothes I wouldn’t wear. ) This t-shirt and most of old navy’s t shirts are similar to the feeling you get when you crawl into egyptian cotton sheets.

This shirt is a little baggy and long. That’s what I love about it. It’s not super fitter but still has shape. And that shape isn’t your traditional Tee. Ya know?

Here’s the same shirt with a different saying and another.

Jeans

These jeans are the epitome of comfort. They are like wearing your favorite pair of leggings. From the moment I put them on I knew I wouldn’t want to own another pair. These jeans are sneak peek. They’re carried in boutiques. The salon I work at carries them, thats actually where these came from. Shocker, I know. We have several different styles. Some new ones just arrived a couple weeks ago! They’re reasonably priced and worth every single penny. Even if there weren’t many pennies. The wash is perfect and the slight distressing make them even cuter.

Jacket

I’m a free people lover but I can’t justify spending the money on it because most often I get color on it and ruin it. This jacket is free people. I didn’t pay full price & I don’t regret the purchase. It’s a couple of seasons old but, it’s just as cute now as the day I bought it. I love the style and the material. It’s not structured at all. The slouchy look is one of my go-to styles and this jacket goes right along with that feel. The blush color is so in for the spring season and it pairs nicely with this powder blue lettering! Go find you a blush jacket. It’s going to be EVERYWHERE this spring, I’m already seeing it. I love how the color compliments skin tones. You need one. Everyone needs one.

Here are a few that are the closest I could find.. Here’s one and here’s another.

Booties and Purse

If you’ve seen them once you’ve seen them 500 times. Seychelle Booties and Fossil Purse. My loves. Closet Must haves: A Good pair of low heal ankle booties and a camel leather purse. They go with everything and you can wear them year round. I posted links to similar items in last weeks post. You can find that post –> Here!

This outfit is such an easy outfit to throw together. T-shirt, jeans, jacket, and booties. I wore a necklace from dogeared and choker. That’s it. I felt cute in it and comfy too! Outfit pairings like that are put together with items in everyone’s closet maybe not a blush jacket but a jacket no less. You have jeans and I know you have a favorite tee!

I hope this post finds your week well. Slow down, feel comfy and enjoy your weekend. Celebrate each day! Be fashionably lazy.

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Spring Fashion

I am dying for summer. If you’re anything like me, you have been dying for summer to return since it first started getting dark earlier. Spring Fashion is such a welcomed bright after such a dreary winter. I’m ready to start seeing it! I love the warmer weather, the longer days, spending time by the water.. I could go on and on about why I love summer. And, I want it back right now. I’m beyond ready for shorts, dresses, skirts, tank tops, and tan lines! I cannot stand it any longer. Yes, I am aware I have some time to go before its warm enough to wear those things.

In the mean time, I’m dreaming! Over the weekend we had phenomenal weather! So, I took the opportunity to pull out one of my favorite dresses; a chambray dress from none other than old navy!

Spring Fashion – Denim & Camo

Dress

I love this dress. I actually got it last year. It’s really lose fit (which I love) and the perfect length. I’m by no means tall but at my age, I’ve come to be particular about the length of my dresses.

I love it for spring and summer because it’s light and breathable. The humidity in Arkansas demands you wear something light in the summer if you don’t want to be miserable.

Denim Dresses are such a simple staple. You can wear them with sandals or boots layered or not. They’re cool in the summer on a hot day and so comfy if you find the right fit. They also are so easy to layer over. You can pair it with anything and it’s still cute.

I couldn’t find this exact dress because it’s last season.

Here’s a Dress with similar fit and here’s another oh, and heres another.

Jacket

I won’t bore you with a bunch of nonsense about my favorite jacket. I wrote about my winter wardrobe staple, some of you may already recognize it! You can read about it —> here. Just the high points. It’s so comfy. A great fit to layer over things. This jacket doesn’t make me feel like a can’t move and I can literally wear it with anything. (except this pair of green jeans I have, I can’t make it work.)

Although, I believe Leopard to be a solid came could be called that too. With the mix of colors I wear this with everything. It practically stays in my jeep to be thrown over whatever outfit I wear for the day. I love this jacket! You can find similar jacket to mine in the link above.  but, to save you a little trouble here’s a similar one not linked in the previous post!

Booties

I’m a ankle bootie girl! Standing on my feet all day, I love having a low heal that is still fashionable. I have shared with you guys before how much I love them. This pair is Seychelle. They’re ridiculously comfortable and distressed. So, even though I’ve worn them nonstop sense I got them about a month ago, you can’t tell.

I love a bootie not only for comfort but flexibility. Things I can wear multiple ways speak to me. I don’t want to buy things I can only wear one way and the rest of the time it sits in my closet unworn and wasting my money. These boots have been worn with everything from a baggy sweatshirt to a denim dress. ha. On the weekends, when I go to visit my boyfriend, they are always packed, if not on my feet.

This pair, though not identical is similar. This pair is also very similar. I can speak for it’s comfort, my mom has these and my sister and they wear them all the time.

Accessories

Spring Fashion

Once I buy something unless I decide later it’s ugly, I keep it FOREVER. This lucky purse has been going strong since my beauty school days. It’s the perfect size and I love that I can wear it over my shoulder or across my body. Let me tell you, it’s the perfect bag when your doing activities. Shopping, out with your friends, walking the dog. Your hands are free and it holds all the things you need. That’s all we want in a purse, right? I love the color because it goes with everything as well. This is like my dream bag.

A similar one & Another similar one

My hat, from walmart, is so fun to cover up bad hair days. It’s even fun to wear over a good hair day. It compliments outfits and makes them not just a run of the mill outfit. I love to throw on a hat on lazy days or if my hair is getting a little dirty. And for more practical purposes keeps the sun off your face. Keeping us more youthful and young.

A Hat like mine. I can’t find the on walmart.com but look in the store!

I hope you’ve found some early “spring” fashion inspiration in this outfit and go pull out your denim dress to wear. This lazy outfit is a perfect example of fashionably lazy when you still look cute! Be Fashionably Lazy and look cute too!

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