Hey all! I’m super excited to finally share my Billabong Lookbook! I was blessed to work with Billabong, one of my all time favorite surf brands and get a sneak peek at upcoming collections. I… More
If you’re new around here… welcome (virtual hug)! If you aren’t… you’re probably used to seeing me wear a hat in person and in almost every one of my pictures. I hope it isn’t boring yet. Based on all the messages and sweet comments I get- my guess would be it isn’t! And that makes this hat-wearing lady very happy. I’m here to convince you that a hat can be your new favorite accessory.
I’ve been wearing fashion hats (lots of them) for many years now. I have 2 walls worth of hats that I adore and wear on a regular basis. They’re great for…
- In between hair wash days (that’s usually why I wear mine)
- Cover my sleepy face. Just add some sunglasses and no one would know you got no sleep.
- Add some character and uniqueness to an outfit
- Block out the sun… duh!
Many people tell me that they could never wear hats like I do. And though I’m always flattered by those compliments- I’m also not sure I agree. I fully believe that anyone can pull off a hat. It doesn’t matter your face shape, what kind of clothes you have etc. Trust me. You can do it. The only thing you really need to pull off a hat is confidence. It takes a certain attitude… like walking in a room and commanding it. I was always taught to walk in confidence and to believe in myself. My mom was always correcting my posture and reminding me of my true value (thanks mom)!
Start there, and you will be wearing a hat everywhere you go. Most days I rock my hats with sweatpants and no makeup. So… YOU can can totally do this 😉 Grab you sweatpants, a graphic tee, jean jacket and your hat.
As the years have gone by I’ve definitely been more into flat/firm brim hats. They just put some pep in my step and give me the edginess I need sometimes. People always ask where I get my hats from and I honestly get them from everywhere: I have 2 from Target, 3 from random boutiques, 1 from Brixton and 3 from Peter Grimm. All of my others ones I literally have no idea where I got them from haha. But, Peter Grimm makes my absolute favorite hats. They are made so WELL and have an affordable price tag compared to competitors like Gigi Pip, Lack of Color, and Brixton. They also have sales fairly often.
I’ve made a few mood boards to hopefully spark your creativity when it comes to wearing hats and how to wear them with different outfits and hairstyles. I’m a visual person and always look for inspiration with pictures… which is why Pinterest is my jam 😉
Also, having your hats hung around your house really adds some cozy character to your home decor. People literally freak out when they see my hats and how I display them. It’s just so fun! My husband would prefer I don’t put holes in our walls everywhere, so you can snag these cute wooden adhesives to hang your hats. They’re super cheap!
You can literally rock a hat with anything: leather jacket, sweater, flannel, tshirt, dresses, athleisure, bathing suits. You name it.
On social media I’m deemed the ambassador for avocados, surfing, and a good hat. But what I would really just love is for people to learn to love themselves a little more- to trust in their abilities- to pursue their passions- and to step outside their comfort zones. I hope this inspired you to snag a hat and spice up your life. Don’t be afraid to be different or try something new. Sometimes, it can bring out the best in you… and maybe even the confidence you’ve been searching for.
I thought I would share with you my April Nature’s Beauty Box and give you a detailed sneak peak and review!
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Nature’s Beauty Box delivers 4-5 non-toxic, cruelty-free, & plant-based beauty products to sample each month. They work with both established and rising brands to help you discover your next clean beauty favorites. It costs $14.99 a month and comes with sample & sometimes full size products so that you can find new brands to incorporate into your clean routine.
Why clean beauty? One of my goals for 2019 is to make the switch to clean skincare and makeup. Honestly, the idea of that sounds expensive and overwhelming, but I really want to lessen the amount of harsh/toxic ingredients I’m putting on my skin and into my body. Those toxic ingredients can cause headaches, migraines, mood swings, fatigue and greater issues over time.
The first step is just discovering clean brands- and there are actually a lot! Most of them are online and not in stores which makes it even more tricky when you don’t want to commit to a full size product you may not like. I’ve been using the Think Dirty app to find new brands and also love the idea of an affordable subscription box that shows up straight to my door.
Let’s dive in and talk about what I got in my box and my overall impression. First of all, I love that the box itself is made out of recycled materials. SO awesome. The box also comes with cards for each product explaining the benefits and most of them had a discount code on them too- RAD! I was also SO happy that even though a few of the products were “sample” size… I could still use them many times- they were generous in size!
The face products really impressed me. I tested all three of these out by first doing the mask (which I should be able to use at least 5 times). It reminded me of a clean version of the watermelon gel mask that Sephora sells. The toner was very gentle and has a LOT of product. I love that it has Aloe in it- something that is helpful in the process of healing breakouts. The serum was extremely hydrating but didn’t leave me oily like some do. I was probably most impressed by the mask and can see myself repurchasing!
Last year, I made the switch to non-toxic perfumes that are essential oil based. Though I do miss my Chloe perfume, I love that I’m no longer taking in harsh chemicals every day. I tested out the Sultry perfume sample from Inklings and it’s SO SO good. It honestly reminds me of my Chloe perfume I used to use. YAY! I plan on testing out the coconut milk shampoo bar when Zack and I go camping this weekend. Again, I’m super impressed with the amount of product I’m getting in these “samples.” They also make for great travel products!
I think this would also be perfect to gift your Mom for mother’s day! Or just as a gift for anyone. There’s a page on their website where you can gift people- how fun!
If you want to try our Nature’s Beauty Box, you can use code: NBB15 for %15 off your first month. If you’re open to finding cleaner products, I think you will LOVE this box.