Last weekend, Bubbles & Bloggers had our July meetup- a shopping tour with Shop The City (more on that in a later post) that ended with the last Whistle & Wild popup before founder Amanda scoots down to Texas in a move that has been a long time coming. While I’m sad to see my friend go, I am SO excited for her journey. You may remember this, but Sarah and I modeled her clothes to help launch Whistle & Wild back late last summer, and the following of Amanda’s online boutique has grown exponentially and nation-wide. There is no question that Amanda is one bad boss and she’ll do great things!

This popup had a little somethin’somethin’ extra though! Marisa was there to help style summer Whistle & Wild pieces for fall. I was so inspired that I wanted to share with my readers some of the great ideas Marisa gave to help transition their own wardrobes. The best part is that I found the pieces I was missing at the #NSale and can share those with you too! These are just a couple of pieces we looked at to move from summer into fall. Make sure you check out everything Whistle & Wild has to offer!


Although the booties that Marisa showed us with this outfit had a little more of a heel, I love love love the perforated look on this Tom’s booties. Put those toes away once the temps drop, ad some sleeves to the slip dress with soft cotton underneath, and add burgundy to the blush to make a great fall outfit!

Whistle & Wild Gabi Slip Dress||Long Sleeve Scoop Neck Cotton Tee||Deia Block Heel Bootie||Angleflip Pendant Necklace MADEWELL||Sole Society Glenn Faux Leather Tote


“Gingham is summer through and through.” This is a gingham rule that I’ve already talked about breaking myself. While Marisa said that leather is still a bit much for early fall, olive utility/ military style jackets are universally flattering. Add a riding boot with a low heel for just a little bit of height. I actually got these exact boots for myself after hearing how long my legs looked with just a bit of heel. At the risk of looking too matchy matchy, I kind of love it with the blue bag too! And I think the boots make it a day or night outfit.

Whistle & Wild Blue Thrill Dress||Twill Peplum Jacket CASLON||Korrine Over the Knee Boot SARTO BY FRANCO SARTO||Avalon 55mm Gradient Lens Square Sunglasses||young lane – shirley leather satchel KATE SPADE NEW YORK

How do you transition your summer clothes to fall?

 

Save

SignatureFont72

SocialIconSmall_Twitter SocialIconSmall_Instagram SocialIcon_Small_facebookSocialIconSmall_Pinterest SocialIconSmallBloglovin' 
The above post may contain affiliate links and I may receive compensation if you click on any of the above links and/ or make a purchase from those links. Opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that I love!




One of the biggest draws of the summer season is the fact you get to be outdoors and get stuck into nature. You get to book some vacation time and visit different areas of the country that are different from the places you see all the time. The best bit? The shopping! Being able to breeze around your favorite stores to pack for a different country, different scenery and different terrains is just part of the fun.

There are plenty of things you need to remember about your vacation shopping trip. You don’t just have to pack your t-shirts and dresses, but your accessories! Accessories and swimwear make up the bulk of a vacation shopping trip as these are things that will be different. You can use skirts and dresses at any point without going too far away from home, but vacation time means you are going exploring! You have the opportunity to sink your toes into the sand of white sugar beaches. You get to climb the nearest mountain on adventure hikes and explore the deepest areas of a rain forest. The world truly is your oyster and it’s only right you get to dress appropriately for it!

Pom pom sandals

When you take yourself vacation shopping, you need to shop to your destination. If you are heading somewhere that requires adventurous clothing for climbing, then checking out a shoe guide to understand exactly what you will need for outerwear is important. If you are headed to the beach then you’ll need to check out this guide on kaftans! Your clothes are going to really matter when it comes to going away on vacations and you should be open to suggestion. Heading somewhere hot and full of sunshine means scouring the best sunglasses, hats and wraparound sundresses. Dressing to impress yourself and feel confident in your own skin can have you walking on sunshine; even if you’re going skiing.

From head to toe, your holiday wardrobe should make you feel good about yourself. Be smart with what you buy, though. There’s no point in heading out for winter sun on a snowy slope but packing bikinis. Always shop for the climate and be smart about the shoes that you buy as well. Your footwear will go a long way to dictating your comfort level in the same way the thickness of a jacket does. Comfort is key on vacation. The whole idea is to relax, unwind and de-stress and if you can do those things simply by shopping right, you’re winning at vacationing!

The night before you go away, make sure you pack well for the plane. Include pressure socks or warm socks in your carry-on. They may not be the most attractive, but they will be practical. Part of vacation clothes shopping is practicality and you should plan well for your entire trip, including the part where you are on your way and on the way home. Choose and pack well and make sure that you absolutely rock whatever outfit you choose that day!

SignatureFont72

SocialIconSmall_Twitter SocialIconSmall_Instagram SocialIcon_Small_facebookSocialIconSmall_Pinterest SocialIconSmallBloglovin' 
The above post may contain affiliate links and I may receive compensation if you click on any of the above links and/ or make a purchase from those links. Opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that I love!




When you’ve never ventured to a place before, it can be hard to know where to find the most luxurious spots. There has been a rise in sites like TripAdvisor popping up in order to put our minds at rest and guide us to where we need to be going depending on our preferences, budget and lifestyle choices, but for those who want a little bit more, it can be hard to expand your knowledge – especially if the hidden luxuries are in places that most people don’t tend to travel to.

Serengeti Lion

In The Animals

There’s a lot of color that Africa has to offer, with the majority of it being in the hoards of different species of animal that reside on the continent. Safaris are available for you to be able to witness it, whether you want to be up in the air with the birds within a hot air balloon, or down in the swamps with the crocodiles on a boat (don’t worry – you’ll be safe!). A lot of people find comfort in the little luxuries that the natural world has to offer, and none more so in Big 5 game viewing and luxurious accommodation to boot. A lot of safari trips offer great retreats for you to go back to after a hard day spotting all of your favorite animals, and they certainly don’t disappoint if you do your research into them. The season that you go in depends on just what animals you will see; there are different breeding seasons for different animals, so it’s a good idea to pick your favorite or the one that you most wish to catch a glimpse of when they’re tiny and go with that. A great tour guide will be able to take you to just the spots that you need to go in order to see them.

Piri Piri Seasoning – World Spice Blends

In The Food

Where else can you get little tinges of delight but in the food that you are eating? Different countries within Africa have their different cuisines, but as the original home of Piri Piri that is taking the world by storm currently, there is no better place to go to sample the spicy treats than on the continent. Luxurious cooking has been brought along by having to adapt to what’s around them, and you’ll find yourself eating rich, hearty meals prepared by those who have spent decades learning traditions that have been passed through the generations – definitely something to look forward to.

In The Accommodation

As well as the aforementioned safari accommodation, there are definitely other things which can pique your interest in terms of where you’re staying. Whether you want to hang out in the rain forest for a couple of days, relax in a fancy hotel or camp underneath the stars – whatever your definition of luxury  is definitely comes into play here. Don’t be afraid to have a look around online and get recommendations on where best to go. It’s dependent upon the reviews of others whether these places are still getting trade, so it’s best to have a good search and settle on something that ticks all of your boxes.

SignatureFont72

SocialIconSmall_Twitter SocialIconSmall_Instagram SocialIcon_Small_facebookSocialIconSmall_Pinterest SocialIconSmallBloglovin' 
The above post may contain affiliate links and I may receive compensation if you click on any of the above links and/ or make a purchase from those links. Opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that I love!




They say that beauty is skin deep, and if that’s the case, everyone needs to take more care. Our skin becomes damaged all the time due to UV rays from the sun and our makeup. For that reason, it makes sense to always take precautions. The last thing anyone wants is for their skin to appear worn and wrinkled by the time they hit their forties. With that in mind, there are some excellent tips in this article that should stop that from happening. Most of the advice is simple, but it’s worth going over things because some ladies get it wrong. In most instances, people just have to use some common sense.

Marble Makeup Bag

Always wash makeup off before bed

Have you even slept in your makeup then woken up with spots all over your face? Well, lots of girls do that every weekend, and it’s a terrible idea. It only takes a few minutes to wash everything off before crawling under the covers. So, there is no excuse for damaging the skin in such a dangerous way. By washing the makeup off before bed, ladies will give their skin a fighting chance. People who do that should notice a significant difference by the time they reach middle age. There are lots of wipes girls can pick up from their local beauty store that rejuvenates the skin and remove all the gunk. Make sure items of that nature are placed on the weekly shopping list!

Use specialist anti-aging products

There are hundreds of anti-aging creams and lotions available on the market today. Experts from http://www.retinol.com say it’s vital that all women read reviews before selecting a brand. That is because some items are better than others, and the price isn’t always an indication of quality. With that in mind, it’s sensible to find out what other people think of the product before investing. Of course, there are creams available from some of the most renowned beauty brands on the market today. It’s often sensible to stick with a name that everyone knows produces excellent quality solutions.

Wear sunscreen

The sun will cause more damage to the skin than anything else according to http://www.farmingtonindependent.com. For that reason, it’s vital that everyone gets in the habit of wearing sunscreen. It’s not an expensive product, and it’s available almost anywhere. The item helps to stop some of the sun’s rays from reaching the surface of the skin. It is known to reduce the likelihood of developing certain cancers too. So, the next time any readers spend time at the beach, they should ensure they always pack sunscreen. Failure to do that could mean their skin becomes saggy and rough long before it should.

The tips on this page could make a significant difference to the appearance and health of all ladies’ skin. So, readers should ensure they put the advice into action as soon as possible. Nobody wants to look like their face is made of rubber at the end of the day. We all want to look our best, and skincare is often a critical factor in achieving success in that goal. Just don’t make the mistake of spending a fortune on designer brands without first performing research. As mentioned above, the price is not always an indication of quality.

SignatureFont72

SocialIconSmall_Twitter SocialIconSmall_Instagram SocialIcon_Small_facebookSocialIconSmall_Pinterest SocialIconSmallBloglovin' 
The above post may contain affiliate links and I may receive compensation if you click on any of the above links and/ or make a purchase from those links. Opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that I love!




Your wedding day is one the most memorable, exciting and expensive days of your life. You only plan on doing it once, so you need to get it right. You want to be able to look back on your wedding photos and smile, not be reminded of how your makeup artist didn’t show up or how your hair was ruined by your hairdresser.

Backless Lace Dress

Book with someone familiar

This goes for your hair, makeup, and nails. If you’re happy with the way they do it normally, then why should you go to someone different for your wedding?

Make sure you visit them in plenty of time so you can practice your hair and makeup. There will be a few styles that you can try out, and then you can pick your favorite. Also, this will give your stylist plenty of time to book themselves out for your wedding day.

When it comes to your hair, think about whether you’re going to keep your regular length, or go for something much different. Plan out the color you’re going to go with, and the style you’d like to have it. Remember, your hair will be like this all day so you must make sure you’re comfortable.

It’s no secret that everyone has an insecurity about themselves. You want to be able to love looking back on your big day, and not cringe at every photo you appear in because you don’t like the way you look. Why not do some photo preparation to make sure you’re looking the best you’ve ever looked? If you’re unhappy with your skin, change your diet and cut out junk food, you will notice the difference! The same goes with your weight. If you’re insecure about your weight you could try and lose a few pounds before your big day. You will feel fabulous!

Dresses, suits, and color schemes

You’ve probably got an idea on what kind of dress you would like, and also a color scheme in mind too. Try to match your attire to the scheme of your wedding. This is something you could also think about with your hair and makeup too. If you’ve got purple as your main color, think about going for a purple eye shadow with your makeup and purple nails. It will all tie in beautifully.

If you’ve got no idea on what kind of dress you would like, then have a look around online before you go out dress shopping. There are thousands of websites that can give you inspiration. If you’ve got an eye for drawing, why not sketch out what you’d love to have. You can then take all of this with you and speak to the shop owner to see if they have anything similar. They may even recommend certain dresses depending on your body shape.

When it comes to picking out suits, you need to think about what kind of suit you like. There’s quite a few styles to choose from. Also, do you plan on buying the suit or renting? The same goes for dresses. If you’re buying, would it be something that could be used again? You may want to think about matching ties and cravats, not just for the groom but for the groomsmen too.

Also, make sure you go for regular fittings, wedding planning tends to make you lose a few pounds!

Do your research

When it comes to booking your photographer, make sure you do a little background research on their service (and of course, photos). Don’t just look at their portfolio and make your decision based on that. I was lucky enough to find Darrell McDavid through a local bride I trust.

First and foremost, look at their website. Does it look professional? Red bank photography are a prime example of what professionalism looks like. All of their information is laid out clearly, and they have stunning photos to show off on every page.

Another bit of research you should do, is how they treat their clients. Read reviews on their service and meet with the photographer. You’ll soon know if that’s the person you want to document your wedding day for you.

Visit your venue and check out the scenery. Decide where you would like your photos to be taken. Wedding venues are very pretty in general, but if you’re not keen on the surroundings, inform your photographer that you’d like to go elsewhere for your photos.

There’s a lot to think about, even just for your wedding photos! Being organized is the key.

One final thing, enjoy your special day. You’ve no doubt spent months planning and stressing out, so you deserve to enjoy one of the best days of your life.

SignatureFont72

SocialIconSmall_Twitter SocialIconSmall_Instagram SocialIcon_Small_facebookSocialIconSmall_Pinterest SocialIconSmallBloglovin' 
The above post may contain affiliate links and I may receive compensation if you click on any of the above links and/ or make a purchase from those links. Opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that I love!