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Cute & Comfy Hiking Boots!

14 Jul

Hiking is one of my favorite activities, I’ve been doing it for years- in sneakers. I had never really given any thought to getting hiking boots. I had nothing against them, but I just always threw on sneakers for workouts including hikes. Once the Covid-19 pandemic started, I started hiking more than ever and doing difficult hikes as well. I thought  hiking boots might be a good idea, and began to research. I quickly realized that Columbia hiking boots had some of the best reviews. What struck me as important is the fact that so many reviews mentioned comfort. People went on and on about how comfortable they were. Avid hikers raved about these boots. So I found some with pink laces(of course) and bought them without trying them on. I’m glad I did, they are cute, waterproof, easy to get on and off, and very comfortable- comfortable right out of the box!!! No breaking in needed at all. I have been on 4 hikes with them now and am so impressed. I can’t recommend these boots enough.

This style is called Newton Ridge. They’re available in other colors as well and are waterproof. Click Here to shop.


Holy Grail Strapless Bra!

17 Jul

Happy Summer! Also known as strapless bra season. I recently heard about an amazing strapless bra and had to try it for myself. Strapless bras are hard to shop for when you have a large chest. They roll up on your back, you spill out of them, or they just don’t hold you up.

It’s frustrating and frankly makes me not even want to buy dresses that need a strapless bra. Until now!! A company that I’ve never even heard of came through with the best strapless bra I’ve ever worn. The bra is by Soma intimates, they also have panties, pjs etc. The bra is called the vanishing strapless bra and it retails for $62. (Which is a not bad for a bra that will last 5 plus years) Sometimes it does go on sale so keep an eye out. I scored mine at their semi annual sale! I put mine to the test last week on date night (pictured below) and it didn’t disappoint. Click HERE to shop for your own strapless bra at Soma.                                        Also, they have the BEST lace thongs 6 for $36!

Fall Favorite: Deep Red Nails

2 Oct

When I think of Fall beauty favorites, I always think of deep colors and jewel tones.  I love a good rich nail color and there is no better time to rock it than during Fall and Winter. Below I’ve linked my favorite Fall shade of red, called Raven Red. It’s very red while being deep enough that it has burgundy hues to it in certain lighting. Also- it’s under $5!


raven red

raven red

Look for Less! Cute & Comfy Panties!

20 Aug

Every woman loves a pair of cute and comfortable panties and it’s an added bonus when they don’t break the bank. I have always loved all lace thongs because let’s face it-some thongs can be uncomfortable when they should feel like they’re barely there. The material plays a big part in it, soft lace accomplishes the comfort goal, that’s for sure. I found the perfect lace thong many years ago at Nordstrom. The brand is called Hanky Panky- they come in a variety of colors and fit like a glove. The only drawback is that they’re $18-$25 EACH! Even if you can afford that price, they can still add up quickly when you’re stocking up. And for a lot of women on a budget, they can’t afford that price at all. That is where my look for less comes into play- I discovered the cutest, comfortable and AFFORDABLE lace thong panties at Target.  They come in 9 different colors and fit the same as Hanky Panky, but the price is unbelievable! Even At full price they are only $5 each, but you can catch them on sale a few times a year for $20 for 5 pairs or even $24 for 7 pairs. They are currently $20 for 5, which is $4 a pair. I highly suggest you stock up now! At this price, you really can buy every color!

Another bonus for the Target panties is that they come in sizes XS-XL.

Shop Target Xhilaration all over lace panties HERE.




Fall’s Must Have Hat Under $20

4 Nov

Fedoras are a Fall must have, I wear them year round but am particularly fond of them during the cooler seasons. Fedoras work on everyone, even if you think you’re not a hat person. Fedoras can pretty much be worn with any hairstyle, I wear mine with my hair down, with a side braid and with a low bun.  If you love fedoras, you’ll love my selections below, all under $20 of course. And at these prices, even if you’re not a hat person, now’s the time to step out of your comfort zone and get your first fedora. It’ll look great on you, I promise:)

Xo, Journey

Shop Fedoras Below.

Solid black.

Navy blue.

Black with brown sash.

Camel with brown sash.

Burgundy with faux leather trim.

Grey with faux leather trim.

f21 black navy f21

black with sash brown sash burgundy grey

Milan Fashion Week Favorites!

23 Sep

Wowzers I must say that  Milan has had my favorite collections thus far – beating out New York Fashion Week and London Fashion Week. How will Paris fare?  Well, let’s get right to it shall we…… my favorite SS15 collections from  Milan fashion week.


Minimally Chic at Bottega Veneta.

Bottega Veneta1 BV2 BV3

Floral notes and minis at Emilio Pucci.


Uptown 70’s Chic with ridiculously amazing tailoring(as usual) at Gucci. 

G1 G2 G3

Pretty prints and halter necklines at Just Cavalli.



Bohoemian Chic at Etro.

Etro1 Etro2 Etro3

Images: Getty/AP

NYFW Monique Lhuillier F/W’14!

9 Feb

WOW!!! Monique Lhuillier has done it AGAIN! I can’t even express how gorgeous this collection is! The ready to wear collection is full of lace overlays and beautiful textures. Known for her beadwork, the intricate details are craftsmanship at its best! There were so many silhouettes as well, I just can’t take it!!!! I’m thoroughly impressed with this collection!!!!!!! This is my favorite collection thus far!

ML1                                                                             Lhuillier has definitely gone to the dark side and in a GOOD way! SKULLS!ML2 ML3 ML4 ML5 ML6 ML7 ML8 ML9 ML10 ML11 ML13 ML14                                                                                                   Can somebody pick my jaw up off the floor????ML15 ML16 ML17 ML20

Fabulous Friday Finds- Beauty Edition ( nothing over $20)

8 Mar

Happy Friday Fashionistas!!!!!! Today’s FFF post is all about beauty and includes my favorite products that are $20 or less.  While I do have my pricier items that I can’t live without, most of my favorite beauty products are affordable and I’m going to share them with you today!  These products are available at your local Ulta beauty store or drugstores like Target, Rite Aid and CVS.  Happy shopping.

NYX Matte Bronzer $9

I love this product and use it to contour and add glow without shimmer!

matte bronzer

Aquaphor $4

This “vaseline like” stuff repairs most any dry skin including lips, cuticles, elbows, knees etc.  I use it on my lips every night before bed.


NYX matte lip cream $6

This is my go to lip color most days of the week, it’s matte and stains the lips perfectly without being sticky or drying out my lips.

matte lip cream

Milani Crystal lipgloss $4

When I want slight shine, this lip gloss is perfect.  I usually take it out with me, it’s so tiny and fits in any clutch. My favorite color is whisper- a nice peachy pink.


Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry Touch Sunscreen SPF 70. $10       Remember……you only get 1 face!  Protect it!!!!!

SPF 70 is what I use on my face every day whether or not I wear makeup it’s just a part of my daily routine.  I did however have a hard time finding sunscreen that I liked for my face because I have sensitive skin that breaks out easily with new products or greasy lotions.  This formula is very light and NOT STICKY!


Maybelline Falsies Mascara $7

This is my favorite mascara of all time (although clump crusher is close second now). I put 2 coats on my upper lashes and 1 coat on my lower and I’m good to go.  I don’t wear false lashes so this product is my “falsies”.


Urban Decay Primer Potion- eyeshadow primer $20

I don’t even attempt to wear eyeshadow without this miracle product!  It keeps my eye shadow crease free for hours upon hours and helps the color ‘pop’ as well!  I have tried all the primers on the market and this is by far my favorite, it’s the only one that works for me.


NYC Brow Kit $4

This is my favorite brow kit not only because it works great, but the price is incredible!!!!! I’m kind of obsessed with beautiful thick eyebrows and this kit helps me maintain mine!  I have never been a fan of eye brow pencils because in my experiences they always leave room for error- and by error I mean a drawn on clown eyebrow look- which is so not for me.  I’ve always preferred brush on powder and wax kits because they give a more natural look while still filling in brows flawlessly!  So if you want thick bold brows or just need a little help filling in, this product won’t let you down!

Brow kit