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Finding Balance

beauty, blogger, fashion, lifestyleCourtney HendersonComment

September 1, 2017


Welcome!

As you may have noticed, I've been a little slow on the blog - a little MIA, a little distant. It's because I am re-directing my blog a bit. I want to incorporate more life in my posts. I want to get real with y'all, but in a good way. When Chatterbox Clothing Co reached out to me, I took a look at their site and came across this balance tank. I thought to myself, "wow this is the cutest!". But then I began to think, and I came up with the idea of incorporating Balance in this post. Does that make sense?! Haha. Keep reading to see what I mean.

This post is in collaboration with Chatterbox Clothing Co, all thoughts are my own


As a full time student taking all online classes, and blogger, I catch myself at my desk 70% of the day. Life happens, due dates come quickly and life can feel like it's falling a part (I'm very dramatic). It can seem out of control at times. Creating a good balance in your own personal life is good, not only for your mind but body as well.

Here are some tips I use to keep everything.. balanced.


5 Tips On Creating a Balanced Life

1) Trust yourself, and know that everything is going to work itself out. 

Seems self-explanatory, right? But it is so easy for us (at least me) to try to work everything out on my own. It's exhausting and overwhelming, and just a bunch of unnecessary stress. Take a step back and just trust the process.

2) Set realistic goals for yourself. Use a planner.

Set some goals for yourself. What I like to do is take out my little day-to-day planner and jot down what I need to get done that day. At the very bottom of the page, I write down a goal I want to accomplish that day. Big or small, a goal is a goal and it's a step in the right direction! 

3) Don't wait for tomorrow.

I am SO guilty of this. I tell myself once I've been lazy half the day, it's too late to turn around. Well, it isn't. Start where you are. 9am, 3pm or 9pm; DO IT! You don't have to go all out, but remember that goal I told you about above? At least try to accomplish that! Small victories. 

4) A healthy diet + exercise!

Believe it or not, certain foods trigger stress and anxiety. Try to stay away from foods that make you "icky". Create healthier eating habits and you'll overall feel great - aka want to get shiz done! Working out and becoming more active goes hand in hand with your eating habits. Get those endorphins going, ladies! 

5) Rest

Finding rest, and actually resting (not on your phone) is the most important tip I am giving to y'all. It's so easy to get caught up in everything. Find time for yourself; go to yoga, set a "bed time", lay out on a hammock and read. Try to stay off social media and take time for yourself and rest your mind. 

Take your time, nothing happens over night. But your body will thank you! I hope these helped! XX


Now that we have found our balance, let's talk about where these cute tops are from!

Chatterbox Clothing Co reached out and I am so glad they did. As you can probably tell, I had a blast shooting these looks. Graphic tees are so easy to dress. They can be worn SO many different ways which makes them so fun. 


Unless you live under a rock, then you know the devastating impact Hurricane Harvey made on the Texas coast last weekend. Not only my family, but so many were affected in Houston. Seeing my entire social feeds flooded with people on roofs waiting for rescue as their houses went under water was the most heartbreaking thing. I kept calling my mom, praying that my family and friends were okay. Some of their houses aren't, but they are and that's all that matters. Chatterbox Clothing Co is donating 10% of ALL proceeds to Harvey Relief funds around Houston. They have also created limited edition Houston merchandise (hats, tees, etc) and 100% of these proceeds will be given to organizations to help Houston. I think that they are SO amazing for this. They also gave me a code to give to y'all for 10% off! Read below to get these tops + the code!


Balance tank; here!

Monogram Initial Tee; here!

10% OFF WHEN YOU USE CODE; THATSSOGOLD10

 


Limited Edition Harvey Relief


Thanks so much for stopping by, see you in my next post!

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Golden Friday: Welly Merck

beauty, blogger, fashion, lifestyle, unique watch, women's watch, womens fashionCourtney HendersonComment

August 11, 2017


Hello there, golden babes!

By time ya'll read this, I will be in Florida with my family & fiancé having some fun in Orlando, FL! We came up here for a few days to visit Universal Studios - did you know I'm a huge roller coaster fan?! I absolutely love the rush! I am writing up this post (Tuesday) so that it is up in time by Friday (today for y'all). Confusing? Cause I totally just confused myself! Haha! 


Welly Merck sent over this gorgeous gold watch and it has been on my wrist 24/7! It is absolutely beautiful and so elegant! The white face against the gold hardware is just so perfect! Pair it with your summer outfits, or carry it into the fall: it is a great transitional piece!



This watch is the Classic Chicago G | 36 mm and it is a great size. I love the oversized feel on my wrist, it's definitely a statement piece! This watch retails for $265, but I have good news..

Save 20% with code....

Keep scrolling ;)



Save 20% with code -> THATSSOGOLD20

Shop my watch: here!


Thanks so much for reading, see you in my next post!

 

This post is sponsored, all thoughts are my own

2 looks on a Monday

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August 7, 2017


Hello, lovelies

I don't know about y'all, but it is one gloomy day here in College Station, TX! Not gonna lie though, we totally needed this rain. I feel as if it has not rained in forever lately!! I usually hate the rain, like hate hate hate. But, today I am absolutely loving it. I'm writing this up now, with the window open as Kai and I just watch the rain fall. If that doesn't sound like a relaxing Monday, then I don't know what is! 

Today I am making your Monday a little better with not one, but 2 gorgeous looks! This dress has been my first pick for any occasion and this co-ord set is the cutest thing on earth. SheIn sent these 2 pieces over, and I am loving them. Keep reading to see where you can get yours!

 

SHEIN SALE ALERT!

$5 OFF $59+ WITH CODE ENS5

$10 OFF $89+ WITH CODE ENS10

$30 OFF $159+ WITH CODE ENS30


This dress is so flattering and easy to wear. The print says everything itself, pair it with a cute pair of wedges and some jewels and you are sure to catch everyone's attention. This dress' tropical print makes me feel like I should be sitting on a beach with a piña colada in my hand. Best part? This dress is ONLY $18! Get it, here.


Self Tie Halter Floral Trapeze Top & Pleated Shorts Co-Ord

I have been drooling over co-ords for quite a while, but was so nervous on how they'd look on me. I'm small on top, and bigger on bottom so I was unsure how sizing would go considering you have to order the same size for both pieces. I ordered a size medium and it fit wonderfully! I was quite impressed and think I'll be ordering more co-ords in the near future! They are just so fun to wear. This set (including top & bottoms) is only $21! Get it, here!


More from SHEIN!


Thanks so much for stopping by, see you in my next post! 

Coming This Week:

Wednesday (8/9): Wedding Wednesday: wedding planner organization

Friday (8/11): Gold Details: Welly Merck!

Tropical Blues

beauty, blogger, fashion, lifestyle, style, women's watch, womens fashionCourtney HendersonComment

July 31, 2017


Hey there, golden babes!

This weekend was magical! Friday Clay and I drove home to Houston, and Saturday we shot the most beautiful wedding. I honestly miss photography so much! I've decided to pursue it more and going to have a portfolio of my previous work up soon! Yesterday afternoon Clay & I had our engagement party, and it was the sweetest little get together with amazing family and friends. It's always a great time getting everyone together, and eating good food! I asked my bridal party to be a part of the big day, and clay asked his! They all absolutely loved their goodies - a blog post all about that is going up this week! I am so incredibly thankful for all the love and support we have from both sides of our families. Not only that, but our friends are all absolutely amazing to us. Shooting the wedding and then having our party this weekend literally made me want to get married like tomorrow. I cannot wait to become Clay's wife and forever best friend. (I could honestly cry right now - happy tears of course!)


I received this romper from Phoenix & Kate boutique and it was so gorgeous, I wore it to my engagement party! I am wearing a size medium in this romper and it fit perfectly! I am all over blue lately, and this shade was so gorgeous. The floral and leaf print went so well with the theme of my party, too! This romper is $ but you can save with my code -> GOLD10 for 10% off!

Shop This Romper


Check out more from Phoenix and Kate! 

click images to shop! 


I got a new Mac desktop this weekend and am having a ton of fun editing and working on it! Starting this week, my posting will double and be way faster- wohoo! I am so excited!

Thanks for reading, don't forget to comment & subscribe! See you soon!

XX

This post is sponsored, all thoughts are my own

Floral Homebody

beauty, blogger, fashion, lifestyle, style, womens fashionCourtney HendersonComment

July 24, 2017


Starting this week off the right way with a cute little dress and tee from Bella's Basket! Guys, it has been a busy month, no doubt. Between planning Clay & I's engagement party, moving Clay into his new apartment, and tackling our engagement shoot that was yesterday (which went better than I could ever have imagined), I have have zero time to sit down and blog. I am SO sorry for getting behind. Life has been so crazy, but I am always thankful for each and every day.

This week is full of posts, so keep an eye out!

Bella's Basket sent over both of these items and they're the cutest! Below I will have each item + what I think/ how it fits!

This post is sponsored, all thoughts are my own


Black Floral Dress

This is my far, one of the comfiest dresses! I love how soft it is and how easy it is to wear! The print is so girly and fun, and super flattering! I love that it is black, but has all the floral colors to brighten it up! For size reference, I am wearing a small! I am 5'3 and the length was perf!

Shop this dress; here!


Homebody Tee

Not gonna lie guys, I am convinced this tee was made for me! I am the BIGGEST homebody you'll ever meet! So of course, when I saw this tee, I had to have it in my closet ASAP! Not only does it speak to my soul, but it is also so soft! I've been living in this tee lately and I don't even mind it! For size reference, I am wearing a small!

Shop it, here!


Thanks so much for reading, I promise there's great things coming this week on the blog so keep your eyes open! Love y'all so much!

XX

The Best Of: Nordstrom Anniversary Sale!

fashion, blogger, beauty, style, lifestyle, womens fashionCourtney HendersonComment

July 13, 2017


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The best sale of the year is finally here & I am so excited about it. 

You know when you're scrolling past a popular blogger's Instagram photo, and are just dying over those Stuart Weitzman boots but they are ridiculously expensive? Well, this sale is the opportunity to get them and much more at a huge discounted price! This sale is great for stocking up on your fall wardrobe items, as when fall comes around they're going to be regular priced. So take advantage!

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Today until July 20, Nordstrom has opened up their sale to card holders for early access. The sale will open up to the public on July 21st! A lot of items will be already gone by then, but I'll be updating you on the 21st of items still available!

Don't worry, I don't have a Nordstrom card either. So, like you, I'll be checking on the 21st for the sale! Right now though, the items I've linked below are listed on sale from Nordstrom that we can all access! Take a look, they're all so cute and on my wish list!


Nordstrom Sale Faves


Disclaimer: I am affiliated with RewardStyle, therefore I receive commission on any item(s) purchased through these links.


XX,

C

Walking On Sunshine

beauty, blogger, fashion, lifestyle, style, womens fashionCourtney HendersonComment

July 10, 2017


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Hi, my golden babes!

This yellow off-the-shoulder top makes me feel like I am walking on sunshine.. and now that song is going to be playing over & over in my head the rest of the night! Tes Boutique sent over this top and I am obviously obsessed. I don't wear yellow often, but this top was too cute not to wear! The ruffles at the top make it so fun and flirty, I can't get enough! What I love most about it though, is that it looks so great with white shorts for summer and will look beautiful in the colder months with denim, too! This could totally carry over to fall and I love pieces that I can wear year round!

Save 20% with code discount20

 

 

This post is in collaboration with Tes Boutique, all thoughts are my own


For this look, I paired it with white shorts, wedges and a fun clutch to make it even more fun! I finished the look with a pretty gold necklace. This look is so golden, I love it!

Get this top; here!


Thanks so much for stopping by, don't forget to subscribe. I'll see you in my next post!

& as always, stay golden

XX

No Way Rosé

beauty, blogger, fashion, lifestyle, style, womens fashionCourtney HendersonComment

July 8, 2017


Originally this post was planned to go live 2 days ago, but the computer did something wack and deleted the entire page and I was so frustrated! I finally was able to do it today, yay! I have been so busy planning the engagement party and bridesmaid proposals! But, totally not complaining because it has been a blast! I am so thankful for all of these ladies and I can't wait to tell them the news! As soon as my entire bridal party knows, I'll do a blog post over what I got them & how I asked! I'll also be sure to include Clay's groomsmen proposals for his men as well!

I am very excited about these two looks, I am kind of obsessed! Gypsy Creek sent over a gorgeous dress and romper and they're so cute! The dress is the perfect flirty little look, and the romper gives kind of a sexy feel with the plunge neck all while still keeping it classy. Below I will explain both looks; how it fit, my honest thoughts. Below both looks I'll also have some items that I am also loving from Gypsy Creek Boutique!

 

This post is in collaboration with Gypsy Creek; all thoughts are my own


I'll go ahead and state that this dress is very short! I am only 5'3 and it was almost showing my bootay! I am wearing a small in this dress, so I am assuming a medium probably would have been a better length! Other than that, the dress fit beautifully! The ruffles are darling and the color is so pretty! The tie front is very flattering and the one shoulder detailing makes it so fun! This would be so cute for a summer wedding paired with a nude heel, or pair it with some sandals for a more casual outing!

shop this dress


I have never worn a deep plunge neck romper before, so this romper was so fun! I definitely suggest sticky boobs and fashion tape, though! You'll need it. I mainly fell in love with this because of the stripes, I love stripes! I also love white and navy together, so overall I was in love with this look. The open back is also so precious! I am wearing a medium in this one!

shop this romper


Check Out More Favorites From Gypsy Creek!


Thanks for reading, don't forget to subscribe!

XX

Southern Charm

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Tuesday - July 4, 2017



One of my absolute favorite things about summertime is... maxi dresses. With this summer heat in Texas, maxi dresses are a go-to of mine. I especially love wearing them while heading to eat because they hide the "food baby" .. Ha! This beautiful floral print dress was sent over from Impressions Online Boutique, along with some fun goodies that you will see down below.

Impressions Online Boutique is my current favorite because they have their own "exclusive, in-house label; Meritt"! Let me tell you, this dress is SO soft. The fabric is amazing quality, I was 110% satisfied with this boutique! Not to mention, everything is so beautiful on their site. Their current homepage is decked out in red, white and blue and it literally makes me want everything!

When putting on this dress I wanted a soft, mermaid-y look. I decided to throw on some navy tassel earrings, stackable rings, a nude lip and did some soft waves in my hair. For size (and length) reference; I am 5'3 and this dress was long on me. If I had worn wedges, though, it would have been the perfect length! I am wearing a size small in the dress. It fit beautifully!

It also has pockets, oh yeah!!





Complete This Look With..

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My top picks from Impressions Online Boutique


This blog post is in collaboration with Impressions Online Boutique; all thoughts are my own.

Shake Those Tassels

beauty, blogger, fashion, lifestyle, style, womens fashionCourtney HendersonComment


I just got back home from the best mani & pedi, my nails look/ feel so much better! I finally tried out the dip powder nails and I totally love it. I definitely recommend it if you love powder nails. It's lighter on the nail so doesn't feel so heavy, you know? Anyways!

When life throws you tassels, you can't not shake and shimmy everywhere you go. Harper and Sky boutique sent over the most darling off-the-shoulder Tassel Dress and Earrings and I am absolutely in love! This cream dress with the embroidery detailing is so gorgeous! Obviously the tassels on the sleeves are my fave!


This dress was so comfy, I already know I am going to be living in it all summer!


Although the embroidery on the dress is purple, I paired these fuchsia and pink earrings and they looked fab! I always fall in love with anything gold, and the gold hardware on these earrings i beautiful! They're so fun for summer!


This dress could be worn as a coverup to the beach / pool, to a lunch or dinner date, and well basically anything! it's so easy to wear, and the cream color is so perfect for this season. I'm sure you are obsessed with the dress and earrings by now, so I'll link where you can get it!

Dress /// Earrings

SAVE 20% WITH CODE: THATSSOGOLD


Thanks so much for stopping by. Don't forget to leave comments & subscribe!

XX

The Perfect Pair

womens fashion, style, lifestyle, fashion, blogger, beauty, socksCourtney HendersonComment

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Hi, cuties!

Not even gonna lie, these are the CUTEST socks my eyes have ever seen. And the company name is just precious! How could you not be ecstatic wearing these pretty little things! When Happy Socks reached out to me, I was so excited because I had seen them around and totally needed some of my own! And well, you do too ;) They're linked below!

This post is sponsored, all thoughts are my own


I have been obsessed with giraffes since, I don't even know how long. These giraffe print socks were a match made in heaven! Check these out, here!


How fun is this pair?! The colors & pattern are just too cute!

Check these out, here!


This might be my fave pair! These polka dots have my heart!

Check them out, here!

By now I'm assuming you're totally obsessed, right? They have undies too! How stinking cute!

Check these out, here!


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These socks are so soft and I'll be wearing them from here on out! I'm in love! Be sure to check their site out, here!


Thanks for visiting, leave comments below on what you would like to see next!

XX

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Walk This Way

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Hey, girl, hey!

So guess what? My sister drove up to College Station to visit / photograph some looks for me and I am so so excited! In all honesty, I was in a funk. I had no motivation to do anything, whatsoever. For the past week, my days have consisted of binge watching Gossip Girl and pizza.. no joke. Clay has been working a lot and I don't have my car here, so I have been cuddled up in bed all day, everyday. Sounds fun, but that isn't good for me.. If you have anxiety, you know doing that (not getting out of bed, eating cause you're bored) will ease you into depression and yeah, it's a n n o y i n g. Not that I have anything to be depressed about, I was just bored I guess!! So staying busy helps me, tons! Imagine my excitement when my sister said she was coming!


A few weeks ago, I got this top from The Hidden Trunk and thought it was PRECIOUS! I originally planned on wearing it in the Bahamas, but mother nature decided to appear and I didn't want to deal with the whole white shorts situation! Ha, TMI?! I apologize! But, I completely fell in love with this look when I put it on. So, check out the outfit deets below!


This top from the Hidden Trunk fits like a dream. The blue & white stripes are the perfect color combo this summer! I didn't think I would love the poof-y sleeves, but I loved them! You can tie it in the front or back, I just thought it was cute in the front! It made this look so unique and fun. These shorts are from Old Navy, and are SO comfortable. I have never been a big Old navy fan, but these made their way into my closet! My wedges are from Target (I always wear these, y'all already know) and are extremely comfy! I've been obsessing over this necklace by SugarFix, I wear it constantly since I got it! It's adorable with everything. My crossbody is from Michael Kors, I also carry this all the time, it's the perfect size! My watch is from Welly Merck and the perfect accessory for any outfit! The white face on the golf hardware is absolutely stunning!

Everything is linked below!


Get My Look

Top - Shorts - Wedges - Bag - Necklace - Watch - Hair

Codes

ThatsSoGold for 25% off at The Hidden Trunk!

thatssogold20 for 20% off at Welly Merck!

LUXYCOURTNEY for $5 off Luxy Hair!

 


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Thank you so, so much for reading! I am feeling motivated and ready to kick this week's bootay! Stay tuned for more this week!

XX

Joli Blue!

beauty, blogger, cool watch, fashion, lifestyle, style, women's watchCourtney HendersonComment

Hey, babes!

Welcome back, and if you're new here: hi!

My blog posts haven't been up in a timely manner lately. But, my sister photographer is back at home and finding time for my fiance to take my photos with his busy schedule is a nightmare! But trust me, I am doing my best!!

Today's blog post features the comfiest little romper and cutest tassel necklace! I'm loving this romper, not only because it is super cute but also comfy! I don't know about y'all, but I am smaller in the waist area and bigger on the lower half.. so finding comfortable rompers that are flattering are so hard to find! The piece I am wearing is the Grace Romper from Joli Blue!

This post is sponsored, all thoughts are my own!


Joli Blue is a boutique, and I just absolutely love shopping boutique styles. They always have new arrivals and everything is just so darn cute! The grey tassel necklace is also from Joli Blue and I am obsessed!


You can wear this romper more casual, with sandals like I did. Or you can dress it up with some wedges for a dressier look! I feel like it could be worn so many ways for different occasions which is just perfect!

I'm sure you're obsessed with this romper too,

so shop it now and use code COURTNEY15 for 15% off!

Dress /// Necklace


Thanks SO much for visiting, subscribe and leave comments below!

XX

Skin Care ft Jane Scrivner!

style, lifestyle, fashion, blogger, beautyCourtney Henderson3 Comments

Happy Wednesday, babes!

Finally getting this post up, but I wanted to try these products out so that I could give y'all an honest review! My posting schedule has been all sorts of wack, and I apologize! Between vacation, getting engaged (and still sitting here dreaming about it) and not being home; I am just all over the place! But I promise I'll get it together :)

Today's post is beauty related and I am so excited to share! I received these products from Jane Scrivner and it came at the most perfect time because my skin was definitely struggling..

Sponsored, all thoughts are my own


My Skin..

I have combination skin (oily in the t-zone, dry everywhere else), so finding products that help both can be tricky! I also had stubborn adult cystic acne on my cheeks. If you have it, you know the scars it leaves are just ridiculous. So, I was of course looking for a product that would reduce the redness of the scars on my cheeks.


Jane Scrivner is known for "Results Driven Skin Nutrition" and my first thought when I opened the box was "well, these bottles are gorgeous, but will it work for me?" I have tried numerous products in the past that have failed me, so I wasn't going to get my hopes up..

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But, in my case I was totally satisfied! Not only did it nourish and hydrate my skin, but these products have reduced the swelling and redness of my acne scars significantly! I was so happy with it, so I'm sharing what products I used, and how often I use them. Keep reading!


First, to remove all my make up, I use the Nourishing Cleanser. This removes ALL make up, including waterproof products! It comes with a little white cloth to remove it with.

Steps

1) Soak the cloth in warm water & wring.

2) Apply a penny-size amount of cleanser onto the cloth, and begin cleaning the face in circular motions until makeup is gone.

3) Run the cloth under cool water, and gently tap the face with the cool cloth - closing your pores.

The site description states, "The balm is non stripping and nourishing, leaving your skin beautifully clean, soft and luminescent." I definitely agree!

Check it out, HERE!

Next, I apply the "OO" (Over Oil) Cream to my face. I use this directly after the previous product! This product locks in moisture, nourishes and protects the skin!

Steps

Super easy, apply a little to the fingertips and apply all over the face!

Check it out, HERE!


Next, is the Affirmative Facial Oil! If you love the glow, then girl you will LOVE this product. You will be glowing like no other. This is personally my favorite! This product claims, "Formulated to promote the growth of skin cells and tissue, mobilise and increase collagen production and enhance skin elasticity." I feel that this is what has helped my acne scarring the most!

Steps

Just apply to the fingertips and apply all over the face

Shop it, HERE!


Next, is the under eye area! This is the Expert Eye Duo #1. I have dark circles under my eyes and this has helped tons! Love this product. (I love them all) This product claims, "Formulated to give us as much help as possible in the eye area, nourishing the delicate skin, reducing dark circles, alleviating 'tired eyes' and hydrating fine lines." So true!

Steps

Just use one pump and apply under the eyes.

Get it, HERE!


Last, we have the Expert Eye Duo #2! This goes on right after the previous product. This is also an oil, leaving your under eyes glowing! This product claims, "Firming, toning and nourishing for the delicate skin around the eyes." Definitely proven to be true for me.

Steps

Same as before, one pump onto the fingers & apply under the eye!

Get it, HERE!


Voila! That is all! There are a ton of products by Jane Scrivner, but these are the ones I have tried and I will definitely be trying more! I apply these same products once a day, before bed! Comment below what skin care products have worked for you! I love trying beauty products!

XX


Nassau, Bahamas - My Engagement!

style, lifestyle, fashion, bloggerCourtney HendersonComment

WOW! IT'S BEEN FOREVER!

I know, I know. But, it's been a crazy busy month! I just got back from an amazing vacation in the Bahamas a few days ago and.. I'M ENGAGED, Y'ALL! Holy cow I can't believe it! Tomorrow (June 11) is Clay and I's 2 year anniversary and I just feel so loved and so blessed. He proposed on June 3rd and I am just over the moon excited! We definitely feel so loved and are so thankful for all of the sweet comments congratulating us! This post is all about the trip and I've included details on my engagement! I'll be sharing what I wore each day, what we did & all that! So keep reading, this is a long one!


June 2 (Day One)

Alright, so we were picked up at 5:30am by our driver and headed to the airport. Our flight left around 9:10 and the flight was so smooth! Once we got there, we were picked up by the nicest Bahamian lady EVER! It was labor day there when we arrived, and downtown was closed, so she took us through the back roads and gave us a little history of the island! We stopped by the local grocery store for some groceries and that is when I realized that I could never live there... If you have never been to the Bahamas, EVERYTHING is crazy expensive. Just a bag of frozen chicken wings was $35! I asked our driver if their minimum wage was high, and she told us that it starts at just $4.. Most of the locals there work on just tips!

Once we arrived to Atlantis, we checked in and spent the day checking out the resort! We stayed in the Reef tower and it was just beautiful! For dinner, we headed down to Marina Village for some delicious burgers from the Burger Shack.

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What I Wore

When choosing this look, I wanted something comfortable enough for the flight and also cute enough for dinner. I got this skirt from Forever 21 for like, $3 at one of their huge sale events. The top was also purchased from Forever 21. Of course, my Tory Burch sandals were a must for this look. My necklace is from Target - Sugar Fix! Lastly, my DIFF sunnies!

Skirt /// Top /// Sandals /// Necklace /// Sunnies (get $10 off, HERE!)


June 3 - Day 2

We rented out a cabana for the day and spent the afternoon soaking up the sun! We floated along the Rapid River, rode some of the water rides and enjoyed some Pina Coladas & local beer - Bush Crack & Kalik!

What I Wore

Becca Swimwear sent over this gorg swimmy! I love the color and it's SO soft! I paired it with this cute coverup from Target, my white SugarFix earrings and DIFF sunnies!

 

Later that night.....

While we were getting ready for dinner, Clay had mentioned that he wanted to go downstairs and take photos on the beach to send to his family. So, we headed down there (me, Clay and Cait) and were just taking photos on the beach. When Clay was like "hey, what's in the water over there?" .. I turned and looked (really confused like looking for a shark or something) when I turned around, to him down on one knee with the sweetest green eyes that I fall more in love with every day!! Now, I was totally NOT expecting this! Him, as well as my family had been hinting at me for months that he wasn't gonna do it, he had said it wouldn't be for another few years.. Well, they got me!! I was in complete shock! I'd upload the video but I am so embarrassed because I just walked backwards almost tripping over my feet, with my hands over my mouth trying not to cry. He always plays jokes on me (he's the funniest person I've ever known), so the first thing I said was "Clay, wait are you serious?!" It was the most beautiful moment, in the most perfect place, with the most amazing person I have ever laid eyes on. It was the best moment of my life, so far. I can't believe I get to spend forever with my best friend!! After the moment, my family came running down the beach congratulating us and admitting how hard it was to keep the secret from me for so long! We then celebrated with some amazing Italian food down in Marina Village! Now as far as wedding plans/ideas, we have decided that we are both graduating before we get married so the EARLIEST would be September 2018 or Spring of 2019 :) Gives me a good little over a year to get into shape and plan!

I'm so glad I wore this dress because it's one of my favorites! It is from the Hidden Trunk!

Use my code thatssogold at checkout for 25% off!!


June 4 - Day 3

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This was another day of swimming and a little bit at the beach! Very relaxing day! We came at the most PERFECT time because it was not crowded at all! We got to enjoy ourselves peacefully without any crowds :) Woo!!


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What I Wore

Swimsuit from Beccas Swimwear! One of my favorite colors! My coverup was from Forever 21!

Swimsuit /// Coverup /// Sunnies

I don't know why, but I didn't get a photo of my dinner outfit that night! Whoops!

But, it was the blue and white dress from Target that I posted on my insta story!


June 5 - Day 4

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This was a pretty cool day! We took a water taxi to town and visited Queen's Staircase! This is a historical place in Nassau. We had a Bahamian gentleman serenade us and called Clay the Bahama Papa!! Haha. After this, we toured the area and did some souvenir shopping before heading back to the resort! We then headed to dinner again in Marina Village!

What I Wore

This romper is the cutest and so comfy! It is from the Hidden Trunk (as well as the dress in the last photo above)! I love the floral patterns on it, perfect for summer! I paired it with my MK crossbody, Jack Rogers flip flops, Jord watch, SugarFix necklace and DIFF sunnies!

Romper /// Crossbody /// Watch /// Necklace

Use code thatssogold at checkout for the romper for 25% off!


June 6 - Day 5

This was our last full day here, so we took advantage of the beautiful beach and got some serious sun! We couldn't go back without a sunburn, and we made sure of it! LOL

After the beach, we took family photos on the beach and then headed down to Margaritaville for some margs and good food!

What I Wore

Wow, my skin blended in well with this wall! Haha. Fell in love with this simple white dress from Francesca's!! Paired it with my MK crossbody, and same SugarFix necklace!

Swimsuit /// Dress /// Necklace /// Crossbody /// Hair Extensions


June 7 - Day 6

Last half day! Headed down to the beach super early to enjoy the Bahamian sun one last time! This was another favorite swimsuit of mine! It's from SAHA swim! Super comfy and the print is just gorgeous! We did that and then headed to the airport to head back to Texas, boo!

What I Wore

Swimsuit /// Dress

For this swimsuit, use code THATSSOSAHA for 10% off! (only this one piece though)


Thanks so much for reading. I hope you enjoyed this post as much as I did creating it! Don't forget to leave comments below and subscribe! Love y'all!

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OTS Tassels

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Hi, there!

Happy Saturday! How is y'alls Memorial Day weekend going? I hope it's great! I just got to my family's house on the river and ready to relax! This adorable dress and clutch was sent to me from SHEIN and I am so excited to show you! This may be my favorite look so far this season! I am all over tassels, so this piece stole my heart! I'll have lots of photos below with links to the items, as well as my accessories! Keep reading!


DRESS

This gorgeous off-the-shoulder tassel dress is from SHEIN! I am loving the summer vibes it gives and can't wait to wear it all season! This dress is only $11!! You can get this same dress, here!



CLUTCH

How precious is this crochet clutch?! I will be carrying this pretty piece everywhere with me next week in the Bahamas! It's only $20! Get it, here!


SUNNIES

We all know DIFF is like, the only thing I wear nowadays. My mom ended up getting two pair and my sister got some, too! So we have a total of 4 now, and I these are my mom's Rose style! I think this pair is my fave!! Guess what? I can give you $10 off your FIRST order with DIFF eyewear! 

Just click, here!


WEDGES

My wedges are from Target! Duh! Get them, here!


WATCH

I can't get enough of my JORD watches. This is my newest piece (Frankie 35 Series) that they sent me, and it's so so beautiful! Get $25 OFF when you use the code -> thatssogold25 at checkout!

Check JORD out, here!


NECKLACE

Got this cute piece the other day from Francescas! It's called the Courtney beaded necklace.. how ironic! Haha.

Get it, here!


Thanks so mud for reading, I hope you enjoyed this post!

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XX



Daisy

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Happy Friday, lovelies!

How has y'alls week been? I've had quite a good one! A week from today, I'll be on a plane to the Bahamas with my family (and Clay) and I seriously could not be more excited! I don't think I'll get much sleep from here until then.. that's how excited I am about it! From June 2-7th, I won't have any new blog posts up.. but I will be posting on Instagram as well as posting Insta stories, so y'all can keep up with me there! My blog content will be going up a day or two after that, and I can't wait for y'all to see it! Just thought I would update y'all on what will be happening! You can always follow me on Snapchat too; Clynn135 

Now onto the romper.. HOW CUTE?! I love the little daisy detailing all over it! It is sooo comfortable to wear! It honestly feels like a dress! It's currently on sale for $27.99! The beautiful gold necklace is from the same place, find out where below!


Sam + Becca, from Sam & Becca Boutique, reached out and sent over this daisy romper and gold necklace and I am obsessed!

The romper is so comfy, and the necklace... (well, I've worn it almost everyday!) 



Shop This Look

Romper /// Necklace (no longer available)/// Crossbody /// Hair Extensions

* Size Reference *

Height: 5'3

Romper: medium

* romper fits big, could've worn a small!


Thanks for stopping by, don't forget to subscribe below! Have a great memorial day weekend! 

XX

Shop My Favorite Sale Items!!

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Adult..ish

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Welcome, golden babes!!

I think we can all agree that this tee was made for me.. No, really. I suck at adult-ing. I have a never ending stream of awful luck always thrown at me and makes being an adult almost impossible, right? Can we just all rewind time and be littles again? Haha, totally kidding. 23 is probably my favorite age yet! So much room for growth, but still taken seriously. I love it! Enough about me. I'm sure all my adult-ish babes are wanting this tee, too!

Keep reading to see where you can get yours!!


The Styles By Strut team sent over this tee and I obviously am in love! I paired mine with a pair of my distressed boyfriend jeans, my Tory Burch miller sandals, then threw on some of my Baublebar earrings! It was the perfect look for a day of running errands! Strut offers a variety of the cutest things, such as fashion tees, jewelry & more! Check them out, here!


Adultish Tee

Get yours, here!

 

Thanks for stopping by, see you soon!

XX


Perfect Brows.. that last for days!!

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Hey there, beauties!

I know what you're thinking.. perfect brows that last for days, what?! No way, right? Well, I'm being totally serious. I was so excited when Wunderbrow sent me their brow product because I have been so curious about this magical eyebrow product! If you haven't heard of it, Wunderbrow is a brow gel with permafix technology that claims to be "completely waterproof, smudge-proof, transfer-proof and lasts up to 3 days"! Sounds too good to be true, I know! Keep reading for my honest review of this product!


I'll start off by stating that I naturally have extremely thin, and uneven brows. Remember when overly waxing was a thing? Well, they never grew back and then big, beautiful brows became a thing and my brows were totally just.. no. 

So, wunderbrow sent over 2 different shades: the brunette, and the blonde. Of course, my first instinct was to go for the brunette but it ended up being WAY too dark for me! I ended up using the blonde and it went perfectly! The blonde shade is the one used in these photos. 


When you open your brow gel package, you will have the product and a little brush to brush your hairs before use. I did not actually use the applicator directly (pictured), it was just for photo purposes. They sent over their Dual Precision Brush, which is great! It definitely makes the application so much easier. I 10/10 recommend it with the gel product. 


Be sure that your brows are free of any makeup, or product! This will help the product last longer. I applied mine and after showering, working out and sleeping, it actually lasted 3 days!! I'm sure it could last longer if I was more careful when washing my face. But, it surely is waterproof which is GREAT! If you plan on being by the pool, going on a vacation, or simply any daily activities.. this product is a huge must this summer! I re-apply it every 3 days and it makes my morning routines so much easier! And, it is super easy to remove too. I remove mine with coconut oil!


Best part? The brow gel is only $22! And the brush I recommended is $8.95! 

I give this a 5 out of 5 stars! If you decide to try, leave me a message on my insta and let me know what you think! I'll link below where you can buy the items as well! Thanks for visiting, see y'all in my next post!


Shop Wunderbrow

Brow Gel /// Brow Brush


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XX


All Things Hair!

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Wow, it has been so long since I've posted!

So much has been going on!

First, stomach ulcers are no joke. Mine have been killer and literally keep me from eating anything, which has caused me to have little energy to even tackle my daily duties! But, I did finally go see my doctor and got some medicine, and I just hope it gets me back to my energetic self again! Aside from that, I had finals and lots of packing to do because I came home for the summer!

In today's post, I'm talking about all things hair! Yep, my hair extensions and hair vitamins, I have been dying to share with y'all!

Keep reading, I may have a code for $ off!!

Sponsored, all thoughts are my own


Luxy Hair Extensions

I'm sure we all know by now that I am obsessed with long, luscious hair. So, I was over the moon excited when I received my pretty Luxy hair extensions! The color I am wearing is the Dirty Blonde and they match the shade of my hair perfectly! I layered mine myself so that they blended more naturally with my hair. But, if you aren't comfortable or familiar with layering your own extensions, I definitely recommend having your stylist do it for you!

My thoughts: I have worn so many different brands of extensions and these are definitely #1 in my personal opinion. The quality of the hair is phenomenal and they come in a cute, little reusable box to store them in! The box also has all of the directions on how to carefully care for your hair. I give these a 10/10! I would recommend Luxy hair to everyone!!

Use code LUXYCOURTNEY for $5 off; here!


Bali Secret Hair Vitamins

I have been so excited to share this with y'all! Bali Secret send over these hair vitamins and they're so easy to use! Instead of taking a vitamin by mouth daily, you just pop open the capsule and you rub the liquid onto your towel dry/damp hair! That's all! It's as easy as that. This Indonesian hair oil is enriched with vitamins A, C, E, and proVit B5! I feel that it has made my hair SO soft and it shines like no other! I love applying this to the ends of my hair. I also give this product a 10/10!

Shop this hair vitamin, here!

 


Thanks so much for reading! I will have more posts coming this week so don't forget to subscribe!

XX


     

My go to daily makeup products!

Palm Swing

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Hey, babes!

Goodness, it feels like I haven't posted in forever! Took a mini break to celebrate my birthday and it was so amazing! Definitely one of the top birthdays of mine. I'm surrounded with such amazing people and I couldn't be more thankful! Last Friday, I went to visit my boyfriend for a few days and then on Tuesday I went home to Houston to spend time with family! Then yesterday, I had to drive all the way back to finish up my finals! Anywho, my sister and I went and did a little vacation shopping today and found some GREAT stuff! I can't wait to show y'all, but you'll have to wait until June 2nd-7th ;) Decided to get a few shots of my OOTD to share with y'all!

Everything is linked below!

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I'm loving this dress! It's on sale for $32 right now!!


Shop My Look

Dress /// Sandals (color makeup) /// Handbag /// Sunnies (similar) 

Watch /// Earrings /// Bracelets /// Rings

Hair Extensions /// Lipstick 

Discount Codes

Daniel Wellington 15% off: THATSSOGOLD

Luxy Hair $5 off: LUXYCOURTNEY

Everly Rings 15% off: SOGOLD


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XX


Fave Friday - April

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Hello beautiful people!

Finishing up this post before I head out to College Station for some Birthday festivities with Clay! My birthday is Wednesday, and I'll be 23! The past few years just keep flying by! Hopefully this next year will too, because I'll be about ready to graduate next summer! WOO!

So, fave Friday is back. But really this time, although it has changed a bit. Fave Fridays will be the last Friday of every month! That way I have time to try out different products and have an authentic review for y'all! Do you like this idea better? Let me know in the comments below!

Some Sponsored, Some Not; All my own thoughts and opinions.


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Starting off with DIFF eyewear. Now, I am currently partnering with them but I am not kidding when I say these are seriously the BEST sunglasses I have ever owned. They're polarized, and super cute. The colors are just amazing, too! I wear these babies every single day! If you are interested in a pair, visit their site (here) and use code GOLD25 for 25% off! If you want to learn more about my frames and DIFF, view my blog post (here)!


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Now I am all about oils. Especially hair oils that will make my hair shine! This Theorie hair serum is AMAZING! I apply it at the ends of my hair and it leave them looking silky and healthy! I got mine sent to me in my Ipsy box, but you can get it (here)!


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Next up, is this marble candle from bath & body works! (INSERT HEART EYES EMOJI HERE).. I think that explains it. It smells so fresh and clean, I love this scent. Shop it, here!


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Now, I was super sad after I purchased it because it doesn't start until July... But, it's the cutest and I'll definitely be using it when July comes around! It is from Target, they have so many cute ones! 


5

This. Lipstick. Is. The. Best.

Enough said. It's so creamy and moisturizing! Shop it, here!


6

I'm definitely becoming Smashbox obsessed.

This highlight palette and Primer water is amazing!

Casey Holmes and Smashbox did amazing on the highlight and the primer water is so great at keeping my skin looking flawless all day long!


7

Another B&BW product! I just love the smell of this body wash!! Head on over to Bath & Body Works because they're scents right now are on point! Click here to check it out!


8

Obviously Ipsy is on point lately. I love Luxie brushes! Both this foundation brush, and blush brush are so great! They blend product extremely well and I am just obsessed. And they're cruelty free!! Check LUXIE out here!


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And last, is this cute beaded bracelet. I got these in another color a few weeks ago on sale, and then I came across them again but in this color, only for $4! SugarFix is having a lot of last month's items on sale, so go check Target!!


Thanks for stopping by! Let me know your thoughts! 

I probably won't be doing a blog post until Next Wednesday or Thursday, so be sure to keep up with my social platforms!

XX


Blue & White Shift

blogger, lifestyle, fashion, styleCourtney HendersonComment

Hi Beauties & Welcome Back!

It's that time of year.. You know, the time you want to get rid of everything in your closet & replace it with all new things. But, being a college student it hard. I totally get it. It's almost impossible to save a little extra money when you constantly have to buy groceries, things for class, and basic necessities. But I've got some great news. Romwe is a great site where you get get all of the hottest trends within your budget! Not even kidding. The dress I am wearing above is only $11.99. And guess what, they're having a sale right now!

Thoughts of the dress are below

Sponsored, all thoughts are my own


Romwe Sale:

$5 off orders $59+ : Code VAC5

$10 off $99+ : Code VAC10

$20 off $159+ : Code VAC20


Thoughts:

I am typically a size small in dresses, but this one fit a little snug in the booty area! So, if you're bigger in the hips like I am a medium would probably work better! It wasn't a huge deal, it was just a little more snug that i prefered! Just keep in mind, this material doesn't stretch!

Material.. It is made of rayon, so it's a sheer dress. So be sure to wear your nude undergarments or a little slip underneath! 

I love the blue detailing & the little white tassel on the front. I love this dress!!

Shop This Dress, here!




PS

Did y'all notice my hair.. It grew about 3-4 inches ;)

Thanks to Luxy Hair, I have beautiful long hair!!

Click here to shop hair extensions, and use code LUXYCOURTNEY for $5 off!


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XX


Sale Alert!

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Happy Tuesday!!

I've been MIA over the weekend, but I had a much needed weekend relaxing with my family!

So, y'all remember this super cute blue shift dress, right?! Well, SHEIN is having an early summer sale & you totally need to go check it out.. like right now! This site has the cutest things at AMAZING prices! & not to mention, the clothing is great quality! Check out the sale below!

Shein's summer sale:

$5 OFF orders $55+

$15 OFF orders $105+

$40 OFF orders $200+

Click Here To Shop Now!


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