I’ve Been Obsessed: Mermaid Summer

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I have been obsessed this summer with all things mermaid. Literally anything with a mermaid on it I have to have!

Growing up, I always thought The Little Mermaid was the best princess ever. She had the prettiest red hair, Flounder for her best friend and she had gadgets and gizmos a-plenty.

There are a ton of mermaid themed products on the market that are going to make you really feel like you are living under the sea. The unicorn trend is long gone, see below on where to get my favorite mermaid products!

Xx,

Alexis

  1. Mermaid Makeup Beauty Tool Set, Groupon– $14.99
  2. Mermaid Themed iPhone Case, Etsy– $14.68
  3. Mermaid One Piece Bathing Suit- ShopBop $99.00
  4. Mermaid University Beach Tote Bag, QTEE-$14.95
  5. Mermaid Dry Shampoo, Captain Blankenship -$14.00
  6. Mermaid Throw Pillow, Society 6– $23.20
  7. Mermaid Alex and Ani Bracelet, Alex and Ani– $28.00
  8. Mermaid Tail Pool Float, Kohl’s– $19.99
  9. Mermaid In Take Water Bottle, Etsy -$19.00
  10. Mermaid Tail Blanket, Cupshe– $29.99
  11. Mermaid Scale Pouch, DENY- $19.00

In The Know: Floral Print

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The best part about summer fashion is the bright colors and bold prints. Floral patterns and bright reds have been my favorite themes this summer.

I’m always been a very standard black, white, grey wardrobe type of girl. The only color I would consider on a rare occasion was light pink or maybe a light blue. However, red has completely taken over my wardrobe this summer.

I am loving bold red dresses which are perfect for a day in town or a night out. Along with this rompers with red roses have become a go-to when looking for something fun and flirty to wear.

Embroidered denim has been another one of my favorite trends this summer. Denim jackets, to skirts and shorts, look amazing with embroidery.

And all that embroiled denim can be perfectly paired with a flow off the shoulder top. (The more floral the better!)

We also can’t forget about shoes and accessories. The pattern can be spotted everywhere this season!

Xx,

Alexis

A Few Of My Favorites: July 2017

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The heat is among us! Summer is in full swing. This month I have been loving a variety of different things. I have been trying a ton of new products as well as using some old favorites again.

1. “Leggings Are Pants Tank, Life By Lexie, $36

I have been rocking this tank just about everywhere lately. It is perfect for the gym but also makes for a great graphic tank to pair with denim shorts or leggings while out and about. Check out my last post for the latest on Life By Lexie and all the cute graphic tanks Lexie has to offer!

2. Jean Jacket, H&M, $39.99

The last time I owned a jean jacket I believe I was a freshman in high school, so its been a while. I recently have been into the denim trend again lately and have been loving this jacket from H&M. This really is a staple piece that every girl needs in her wardrobe and I’m not too sure how I survived without one for so long.

3.  The Wategos Roundie, The Beach People, $110

The beach is by far one of my favorite places. I have struggled to find a cute and fashionable beach towel for the longest time. The roundies by The Beach People are absolutely gorgeous and make a perfect beach partner. They come in a few different colors and patterns; but my favorite has been the wategos pattern.

4. Gentle Foaming Face Wash, Skin Laundry, $20

This month I visited Skin Laundry in Midtown for my first ever facial. It was absolutely amazing and a lot less painful than I though it would be. Skin Laundry provides 15 minute facials including a laser light treatment. They are fast, efficient and perfect for those who are always on the go. Following my facial I purchased their foaming facial wash and it has been leaving my skin feeling so fresh ever since!

5. Smoothing Cream, Moroccanoil, $32

The summer heat can easily leave straight sleek hair feeling puffy and frizzy. I have been using this smoothing cream prior to blow drying my hair and it has worked wonders for my blow outs in the hot summer heat.

6. Thea Air Max Sneakers, Nike, $95

I have been back on a gym grind this month and as a motivational reward I received a new pair of sneakers. The thea air max design is perfect for the gym as well as a casual day out. They are by far the most comfortable sneakers I have owned.

7. Glass Water Bottle-Romeo, bkr, $35

I first heard about bkr water bottles when I received my FabFitFun summer box. The key to glowing skin is water and that is the importance behind the bkr story. The silicone  sleeves that cover the glass bottles comes in a dozen different colors to match your everyday style.

8. Naked Smoky Eyeshadow Palette, Urban Decay, $54

This palette is SO pretty and I have no idea what took me so long to get my hands on it. You can create so many different looks, perfect for day or night, with this palette. I have been using it for daytime work looks every day and also for weekend looks!

9. Silky Slides, Steve Madden, $39.95 

I have been obsessed with slides. They are perfect for the summer and can spice up any attire. My favorite has been this pair by Steve Madden. They are comfortable and perfect for walking the city in style.

10. Pretzel, M&M’S

My favorite snack has always been pretzel M&M’s but lately I have been going a bit over board. I have been snacking on them left and right. They are truly irresistible.

Xx,

Alexis

Trend Alert: Flat Mules

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Currently I am loving the flat mule shoe trend. Flat mules have been revamped since the 90’s and this spring/summer you can spot just about every celebrity and blogger across the country rocking a pair.

For those of you who don’t know. “Mule,” is a French word that refers to a backless shoe. The current modern flat mule trend is an open back shoe without the high heel.

Dozens of designers have taken a stab at designing a new and modern flat mule. Gucci is one designer that has designed some eye catching mules. My favorite is the sparkly pair shown in the board above.

Steven Madden has even designed a few pair of mules. They vary in colors and patterns.

Flat mules can be worn with anything this season! Skinny to boyfriend jeans and shorts to skirts; mules can complete any look!

XO,

Alexis

Life By Lexie

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Finding the motivation to work out can definitely be a struggle, but having the perfect outfit to workout in can really push your butt to the gym.

I recently connected with Lexie, the founder of a fun workout line for women called “Life by Lexie.” The workout line features dozens of tops with cute sayings perfect to motivate you to reach your fitness goal. Along with clothing, the line features cute accessories like sticky socks; which are perfect for barre classes.

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I absolutely love my Life by Lexie tanks. My go-to is the “Leggings Are Pants” tank. It can be perfectly paired with a pair of black leggings (with mesh cut outs to spice up the look), sneakers, a pair of headphones and a s’well water bottle.

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Life by Lexie apparel is so versatile. It can be worn out on a day running errands too! The “Coffee, Because Adulting Is Hard” tank can be paired with a pair of black ripped jeans and fashion sneakers. Don’t forget to grab your tote bag and jean jacket before heading out the door.

You can shop the “Life by Lexi” collection here. Sign up for their email list to receive 15% off your first order!

XO,

Alexis

FabFitFun Spring 2017 Review & Spoilers

FabFitFun has been my newest obsession. It is a subscription box that is sent right to your door filled with fashion, beauty and wellness products each and every season. I received my first box in the Winter and became absolutely hooked.

The Spring Box was even better than the one that I received in the fall. FabFitFun is only $49.99 a box but you receive products that are over $200 in value!

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~*Spoiler Alert*~ The Spring Box included:

Deborah Lippmann Nail Polish Set

Briogeo Rosarco Milk Reparative Leave-In Conditioning Spray

Karuna Hydrating+ Face Mask

Dr. Brandt Microdermabrasion Age Defying Exfoliator

Emerald Duv Joshua Tree Cage Cuff Bracelet

Nature’s Bounty Hair Skin and Nails Gummies Vitamins

MILLY Zip Pouch

RealHer Lip Kit

Gypsy 05 Roundie

My favorite product in the box was the Gypsy 05 Roundie which is a round giant blanket perfect for a beach day or picnic. I used mine  on the beach last week and loved it.

My Summer Box will be shipped in June and I could not be more excited. Check out the link below to order your own FabFitFun and get a $10 off your first box!

http://xo.fff.me/fzf5V

Fairfield University to Become a Tobacco Free Environment

On March 1st, students at Fairfield University received a letter via email from interim President, Lynn Babington, regarding a significant change that will be made on campus.

“In January of 2018, Fairfield University will become a tobacco free campus,” according to the letter from Babington. Over the next 9 months changes will be made on campus to help move this process along more smoothly.

The first change will take place on March 20, 2017. At that time, the use of tobacco and tobacco products which include electronic cigarettes, chewing tobacco, and cigars can only occur in limited areas across campus which will be labeled with signage.

 

Fairfield University believes in Cura Personalis, which is care for the whole person. The Jesuit Values play an important role in our education here at Fairfield. Fairfield University is committed to building healthy lifestyles for students.