Boho Cold Shoulder Dress

Last weekend we took a little trip to Fort De Soto Park. This boho dress was so perfect for our day of exploring! The fort offers a glimpse into local history and is so neat to walk through. At the top of the fort there are panoramic views of the Gulf of Mexico and beautiful beaches as far as you can see. It was a fun little adventure!

Beauty & Skincare Favorites

Happy Monday!!
Today I wanted to share my current beauty and skincare favorites. Theses are products I use in my daily makeup and skincare routines, and I seriously couldn't live without them. 
I also wanted to let you guys know,  TULA is having a huge summer sale (3 days only) through August 30th. Save 20% plus get free shipping with code SUMMER20. TULA doesn't have sales very often, so now is a great time to stock up on products.

Rainy Day Outfit

Rainy days aren't so bad when you have cute rain gear! 
It basically rains every day in Florida--so you always have to be prepared. How cute is this  Totes bubble umbrella?!? I always leave these  flats and umbrella in my car just in case I get caught in the rain. I paired my rain gear with the cutest tee from  Lexi's Loft. I have worn it so much already--I'm obsessed! Lexi was sweet enough to give me a 15% off coupon code to share with y'all making the tee only $18! Just use code WHATLAURAWORE at checkout. I grabbed these distressed black jeans from  Express and couldn't be happier with them, plus they're on sale 40% off right now. They look just like the  Frame ones but $150 cheaper--yay for designer dupes!! 

Nautical Chambray Shirt Dress

O U T F I T - D E T A I L S 
DRESS:  Goodnight Macaroon c/o | SCARF:  J.Crew | HAT:  J.Crew | SHOES:  Steve Madden | BAG:  Louis Vuitton Neverfull PM | WRAP BRACELET:  Kiel James Patrick c/o | WATCH:  Michael Kors | BRACELET:  The Shine Project c/o | SUNGLASSES:  Ray-Ban cheaper option  here | LIPS:  YSL 'Rouge Volupté Shine' Lipstick #8

Over the weekend we took a little trip down to the beach--can you tell it's my fav place EVER?!? We pretty much spend one full day a week at the beach, and I wouldn't have it any other way. It truly is my happy place!

This dress is one of my new faves and I love how versatile it is. AND y'all it has pockets!! Chambray is something that can be worn year round and will never go out of style. For our beach trip, I paired it with my  fav hat and a  lightweight scarf for a casual nautical look--throw on a pair of  wedges and you can take this look from the beach straight to dinner. For fall, I'd pair it with  riding boots, a  plaid scarf, and a  tan leather jacket.

-The dress runs small. If you're busty, definitely size up. I'm wearing the S.
-The shoes are TTS. I took a 7 in these.
-The hat runs a little big. I added a spacer to mine. I'm wearing the small-medium.

Sizing reference:
I'm 5'1. Typically wear 6.5-7 in shoes. XS/0 in tops and dresses. 24 in Jeans.

Thanks for stopping by!!

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Navy Off The Shoulder Dress

O U T F I T - D E T A I L S 
DRESS:  SheInside (only $18) | HEELS:  Valentino cheaper option  here | BAG:  GiGi New York (obsessed) c/o | SUNGLASSES:  Ray-Ban cheaper option  here (only $12) | CUFF:  Bauble Bar c/o | RING:  Bauble Bar | VINE RING:  Bauble Bar (on sale for $20!) c/o | LIPS:  MAC Spice liner w/  YSL Beige Tribute #10

Just give me anything off the shoulder and I'll be happy--true story!
I wore this dress for date night over the weekend in St Pete. Between the tiered bell sleeves and cinched waist, and off the shoulder top--this dress had me sold in a heartbeat. It's hard to believe it's only $18! I paired it with my favorite heels which btw are totally worth the price tag. I had put them off for years and now that I have them I wish I had bought them sooner--if you're thinking about getting them, just close your eyes and do it! You won't regret it! They are super comfortable and can take any outfit to the next level.
I just got this GiGi New York bag in the mail and y'all, obsessed in an understatement! It is beyond beautiful and the perfect color for fall. The quality is incredible and I love that it's made in USA! It comes with a shoulder strap which makes it so versatile and it comes in a few other colors too. Also, how cute is the gold monogram?!?! Ahh, I love it!! 

I hope everyone had an amazing weekend!
Happy Monday!
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City Style: Times Square

O U T F I T - D E T A I L S 
TOP:  Nordstrom | JEANS:  True Religion (old) almost identical style  here cheaper option  here | HAT:  rag & bone (obsessed) cheaper option  here | SHOES:  Tory Burch | BAG:  Louis Vuitton Croisette  similar styles  here &  here | WATCH:  Michael Kors | BANGLE:  Kate Spade | EARRINGS:  Nordstrom
DRINK: Iced Coconut Milk Mocha Macchiato (sooo good)

New York is hands down my favorite city to visit. 
The city is so alive and exciting--I love it! Times Square was so fun and lively. We popped into a few shops and watched some street performers. I grabbed a iced Coconut Milk Mocha Macchiato and ya'll it is sooo good--definitely my new go-to! We ran around the city taking in the sights and did a little shopping down 5th Ave. Seriously, the best shopping ever.  Saks was our first stop--It's literally 10 floors of amazingness! I could've gone crazy in there. I grabbed this  rag & bone hat and wore it the rest of the trip. It is such a fall staple and seriously looks great with everything. Even though we only had few days there, we got to do and see so much.
(I just realized, this looks like it was sponsored by Starbucks--haha, I wish! :P)

Today is the last day to shop the Tory Burch Private Sale
 Here are my top picks from the sale! Happy Shopping

Happy Friday!!
What are your plans for the weekend?
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Current Hair Care Routine

Happy Wednesday!!
So today I wanted to share my current hair care routine. Below I will let you know what products I've been loving lately and how I use them to maintain healthy, shiny hair. There is also a GIVEAWAY at the bottom so be sure to read through.
As always, if you have any questions please leave them in the comments below or email me at

Before washing my hair, I always brush it and make sure it's completely free of tangles. 

This brush was designed for blow-drying. It retains heat better to help reduce drying time while giving you a sleek, damage free finish. I use this brush most!

This brush allows you to create multiple looks while blow-drying, it can straighten, create loose waves, or form tight curls. It is also designed for faster drying times and gives the perfect blowout!

The bristles on this brush contain anti-frizz serum, and give you a sleek shine. It is also anti-static and great for keeping your hair smooth and silky. I always use this brush after blow-drying.

Let me start by saying, I only wash my hair once a week. I understand everyone has different hair and there are lots of people out there that feel like they can't go that long. But I am certain, that since I started washing my hair less, it has gotten healthier and stronger. The key to washing less is using a good  dry shampoo between washes.
When  Function Of Beauty reached out and asked if they could send me their customizable shampoo & conditioner, I was more than a little intrigued. Each shampoo and conditioner is uniquely formulated according to your hair profile and needs. You enter your hair type, structure, needs, goals,  as well as the scent, and they create the perfect shampoo and conditioner combo for your hair.  As a bonus, they print your name (or whatever you want) on the bottle. I kinda love that extra touch! The custom formula fits my hair perfectly and I've really enjoyed the results I've gotten.
If I have a lot of product buildup on my hair, I will shampoo twice. I always brush my hair in the shower after conditioning to keep it tangle free. THIS plastic brush lives in the shower just for the purpose. 

PS. There is a little giveaway at the bottom.

I was introduced to Olaplex at my salon while getting my hair lightened. My stylist mixes it in with the color to nourish and protect while lightening. I use this once a week (basically every wash) before shampooing and leave it on for about 10 min. I also run a small amount through my hair as a leave-in. This stuff is heaven-sent and has made a HUGE difference in my hair. I can't do without it!

This mask leaves my hair feeling super soft and hydrated. I use it every wash after I condition. I leave it on for about 10 min. It helps to repair dry, damaged, and color-treated hair.

I ALWAYS use a heat protectant before drying my hair. This one is amazing because it's also formulated to help reduce drying time, it's anti-breakage, and protects up to 450 F. 

This stuff is liquid gold. Here's what it does: de-frizzes, detangles, restores moisture & enhances highlights, shine and manageability without any dulling residues, tones hair color, enhances brilliance, reduces fading and protects hair from heat and UV rays. If you're not blonde,  HERE is the regular formula.

As you can tell, I have a lot of hair. Drying it has always been my least fav thing, and most of the time I would just let it air dry to avoid spending 30 min drying it. All of that changed when I started using this dryer--it is soo lightweight and makes drying my hair so fast! I had been using them same crappy dryer for years. I had no clue the difference I would feel in my hair and how much time I would save by upgrading my dryer. Ladies, if you aren't using a good hair-dryer you are missing out on life. It is definitely worth the investment!

I start by drying my hair all over. When it's a little more than half dry, I section it off and use the  Square Thermal Rounder Brush to give myself a blowout.

After drying, I apply a small amount of smoothing cream through my hair. This helps to reduce frizz leaving my hair shiny, silky, and smooth. 
Now my hair is ready to style.
For these curls, I used the  NuMe 5-in-1 curling wand in the 25mm size.
Stay tuned for a full hair tutorial.


G I V E A W A Y - T I M E
Enter below for a chance to win this Function Of Happiness customized shampoo & conditioner set.
Function Of Beauty Giveaway
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