Thursday, June 20, 2019

4TH OF JULY OUTFIT INSPO PARTY 2








Swim Top & Bottom // Kimono // Headband // Lipstick // 



Here is a roundup of all the looks I shared on my 4th of July try on session I did on my instagram story yesterday! There are such good looks here and something in every price range! 
I typically am more casual on the fourth as I spend the Holiday at my families lake home in Northern Wisconsin.  We will have 25 people up there this year... PARTY!! It is such a special place to me because growing up my cousins and I would spend our days outside on the beach, swimming in the lake or just running around having the time of our lives. Now that I have Lila I can't wait for her to build these relationships with her cousins and my cousins babies!! It makes my heart so happy!


XOXO,
CAIT


Tuesday, June 18, 2019

FOURTH OF JULY INSPO


I absolutely LOVE the fourth of July! As long as I can remember I have spent the holiday at my family's lake home in Northern Wisconsin. It is always the best time with tons of family, yummy food and spending the day on the water! 

I have linked some of my favorite outfits in red, white and blue as well as all of my favorite swimwear!!

XOXO,
CAIT




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Friday, May 31, 2019

T-Shirt Dresses for everyday







ORANGE T-SHIRT DRESS // SANDALS // JEAN JACKET 
BLACK T-SHIRT DRESS // SANDALS // PHONE CASE


T-shirt dresses are an absolute essential for me! They are the perfect comfy casual option to throw on but still look super cute! I love these two madewell dresses from my photos but I have also linked so many of my other favorites!

XOXO,
CAIT





Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Current Swimwear Favorites



ONE (top & bottom) // TWO // THREE (top & bottom) //
  FOUR // FIVE //  ( BOTH OF THESE ARE SO ADORBS FOR MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND!) 
SIX // SEVEN // EIGHT //

I have been having the best luck with swimwear this season. I think that I finally have found a style that I feel comfortable in... the high waisted bikini! I posted a swimsuit tryon to my instagram stories this morning...and to be honest I never thought I would be the type of person who would show video or pictures of myself in swimwear like this!! Recently however I have been more confident than ever with my body... I cannot pinpoint exactly what it is because ever since having Lila Rose 9 months ago my tummy is squishier than ever...and I still weigh more than I did pre baby. I think that one big reason I feel so good in my skin right now is because of what I just watched my body do. It transformed to carry a beautiful baby girl and then recovered again. Watching the whole transition has made me just so dang proud of this body! So to all my fellow mamas out there...you're AMAZING AND YOU SHOULD EMBRACE IT!
I own several of these swimsuits and can tell you that the fabric and fit is great on each. Number 8 is under $25 and is one of the comfiest swimsuits I have ever owned!! Number 6 is one of the most popular items on my blog...you all loved it when I wore it in Disney!! I cannot wait to wear the one shoulder flouncy swimsuit (#4) for memorial day weekend!! This one also comes in an off the shoulder style and a beautiful one piece...so classy for under $30!!!

Click here for the black & white polka dot swimsuit that was on my Instagram stories!


I have linked some other styles I love here below too!!


XOXO,
CAIT


Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Disney Spring Break


Sweatshirt // Belt // Jeans // Slides //Lipstick: All Fired Up

Lila:  Bow // T-shirt : H&M // Leggings // Shoes



Swimsuit // Sunglasses // Coverup // Sandals  // Lipstick: All Fired Up



Swimsuit again 

Lila's Suit is from Target!


Mickey Ears // Sunglasses // Tank (FAVORITES!) // Belt // Jean Shorts // Slides
also linking my new self tanner here because its my new fave!!




Sunglasses // Swimsuit // Coverup // Beach Bag: H&M // Sandals


Sunglasses // Two Piece set (similar here!) 





Two Piece Set (similar here) // Sandals // Sunglasses // Lipcolor: All Fired Up



Finally linking all of the outfits I wore on our Disney trip two weeks ago!! Things have been so busy and to top it all off I got so sick right away when we got back from our trip. I am actually only now starting to really feel like myself! I LOVED sooo many of the outfits I wore on this trip and so many pieces were so affordable! My swimsuits that I posed were both from Amazon....and really great quality!! 


XOXO,
CAIT

Monday, April 1, 2019

Spring Makeup Routine

I am so excited to share my current makeup routine with you all! I have found so many good products lately and it is about time I compile all of it into a blog post for you.


1. FOUNDATION:  The first two products I use are these two foundation products. I am obsessed with this foundation because it is full coverage but also is super hydrating and has the added benefit of anti-aging and sunscreen!! SO perfect for these warming temps when we will all be in the sun a little bit more! I use the Charlotte Tilbury flawless filter in addition to the IT cosmetics foundation to add a serious dewy glow. You can also just use the flawless filter if you are looking for lighter coverage!





2. CONCEALER:  Next I do my concealer. I recently switched over to this Tarte concealer and it is a total game changer. I have had such bad dark under eye circles since becoming a mom (hello sleep deprivation) haha! But this has seriously helped me sooo much. I wear a shade quite a bit lighter to help brighter the area. Use a damp beauty blended to get the best coverage!





3. CONTOUR & BLUSH: Next up is the countour.. I know this already seems like a lot of steps but this whole routine takes me less that like 12 minutes! There are two ways I like to contour... my everyday contour with this bronzer. Or my more long lasting contour for days I am shooting outfits or going out etc! On those days I use this drug store stick foundation in shade 'Coconut' . I apply it to my cheeks, outer ridges of nose and forehead...I blend it all in with my damp beauty blender again.  I then apply my blush...my gold standard is still NARS 'Orgasm'.




4. POWDER & HIGHLIGHT: Over the top of everything I apply my absolute favorite product...this amazing glow translucent powder..It makes my skin look sooo much better! I then apply some highlighter to cheek bones and tip of my nose!!





5. EYES: The last product I absolutely have to share is my mascara primer...you can use this with whatever mascara you are currently using and you guys.... I swear this makes them so much thicker and longer. Absolute must have if you get one item from todays post!!






Please let me know if you try any of these...I love finding new products and sharing them with all of you!!


XOXO,CAIT




All of the products are linked below!




Monday, March 25, 2019

Affordable Teeth Whitening.

As a new mom it has been really hard to find time to do anything for myself. My entire life now revolves around sweet little Lila...and I wouldn't have it any other way!! However...there are certain things I now miss. I miss getting my nails done whenever I felt like it, scheduling a hair cut with no regard for anyone else schedule, running to the gym on my own schedule..you get the gist, personal care now comes at a premium! :)
When a company called Smile Brilliant reached out to me about partnering with them on their at home teeth whitening I was instantly intrigued. This would be such a great way to do something for myself & on my own schedule!



I had researched teeth whitening for quite some time now. It was an investment I was going to make before my wedding, however when push came to shove I couldn't justify the extra expense on top of everything else. If I had known about Smile Brilliant then I would have purchased in an instant....for $200 you get everything you need to upgrade your smile. The process is so easy!!! I cannot stress the easy factor enough, which was so important to me as a new mom still figuring out life with an infant! Smile Brilliant became part of my new nighttime routine, I would apply before bed and then read or watch TV with Dave for 45 minutes-1 hour while I whitened!!



To get started with the process you first you answer a series of questions regarding your dental history...then a couple days later your smile brilliant package arrives...to your front door!! 
This is what us moms dream of! :)
Inside the kit there are the supplies to make your custom teeth molds, this is super easy and actually kind of fun!! My husband wanted to play with the leftover molding clay....boys! 
Once you are done with that step you package them back up in the prepaid envelope, and send them back in. The next package to arrive was my own custom molds that I would begin to use for the whitening process. I whitened every night after Lila went to bed and saw results almost instantly. Seriously crazy fast. 




I would totally recommend this product to anyone who is thinking about teeth whitening.... the entire process is so seamless and makes teeth whitening the ultimate convenience for you!
Everything in life should be this easy.

LUCKY FOR YOU... you can enter to win your own Smile Brilliant teeth whitening kit!!
Click the link below to enter, in addition the great people at Smile Brilliant are offering 15% off to all my readers!

 15% off store wide code: loveyourfateblog15







XOXO,
CAIT

Tooth Whitening Gel

Sunday, March 10, 2019

Lila Rose 7 Months!







My baby girl is 7 months!!! 

I don't know why but I started getting super sentimental and sad that she was turning 7 months yesterday. The first half of the first year of her life is already over!! The time is going too fast and she is growing like absolute crazy
She is obsessed with the song '' happy and you know' and starts clapping wildly before you can even get the first verse out. Screams for food...this baby has her daddies appetite! Still not sleeping through the night...up once at 4am! GIRL COME ON! :) Loves to dance, take tubbies and hang with mama. 

Everyday with this baby is a dream.

XOXO,
CAIT

Friday, March 8, 2019

St. Patricks Day Tops



Sweater // Jeans // Mules (already sold out!! similar here & here)


Do any of you have St. Patricks Day plans?? I have linked SO many of my favorite green items that are PERFECT for the day!! Some of these tops have the greatest sayings on them. haha! I also linked some rainbow items because rainbow is such a huge trend right now and its perfect for the day...hopefully wearing it brings you to a pot of gold. :) Scroll down to see my picks and follow me next weekend to see what I picked to wear!

Its always one of my favorite days because my family is super Irish and growing up we would always have a big meal and celebrate together. Now that we live in Chicago we have a new tradition of walking down to see the River dyed Green! They dye the Chicago River green the Saturday around St. Patricks day and it is honestly the coolest thing to see. If you live close to Chicago and have never seen it I definitely recommend making the trip and getting there early...the crowds are crazy!! This will be Lilas first time seeing it and although she definitely is not going to grasp what is going on...it will be so fun to make the memories with her. 
Here is a picture from last year....SO GREEN RIGHT?