Monday, July 20, 2015

my sweet garden dress

After a 2 week break while visiting my family + doing photography in Canada I am back to blogging! 

I have had this dress for a few weeks now + can't seem to get enough of it! The material is super high weight which is perfect for summer time, and the back straps give just a little something extra. I dressed it up today with a clutch + heels but have also worn it with white chucks + a oversized tote. Either look is works perfect for this summer heat. 

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Thursday, July 16, 2015

Caress Love Forever

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I am constantly searching for new fragrances, body washes, or lotions each season. I love having a smell that is not overbearing or strong yet can still catch attention just like my personal style! Having an all around sensual sent can really do wonders for a lasting impression, and as a woman I believe that making that impression is a valuable trait. 

When I came across the Caress Love Forever body wash, I snagged it up! As Stephen + I's anniversary approaches, it's important to keep love in the air, and the best way to grab someone’s attention is, of course, your scent! The Caress Love Forever fragrance has a blend of rich floriental sweetness and rich dark berries. When I step out of the shower my nose goes to heaven and I find myself smelling that sweet smell all day long. 

Having products that help you feel fabulous and give you that extra boost of confidence is a yes in my book!
Explore more about how to be unforgettable with @Caress. #CaressForever
Friday, July 10, 2015

how do I like my eggs?

Ok, can we talk about how cute this mug is?! This just so happens to be me to the tee. I don't eat eggs... only when I absolutely have too. I say they make me feel sick so I must be allergic to them. Stephens response.... you eat cake + cupcakes like they are going out of style and that doesn't seem to make you sick. [insert long pause] well those are different eggs, duh!

So yes, this mug is made for me, wellll not specifically for me, you can have one too! A Cup of Quotes is an Etsy shop with tons of mugs with all kinds of cute quotes written on them.  You need to check them out NOW: Etsy Shop, Instagram, Twitter, + Facebook! Use code BLOGANDCOFFEE for free shipping!
Wednesday, July 8, 2015

beauty routine with ENZA!

I am so excited to share this post with you today. Last year I was contacted by Enza asking if I wanted to try their skin care line. As I have extremely sensitive skin (or as Stephen calls it sucky skin!) I was hesitant at first. I have never had acne, thankfully, however redness, eczema, and other allergies have played a huge part in my skin struggles. I opted for yes, I will give it a shot. And so glad I did. Enza asked me a series of questions so they could customize my products for my exact skin + skin issues.  My results have been amazing! Best part, they keep your chart on file so this year they already had my products ready to go!

As I have a lot of redness in my skin, so a Cool Toner as well as RosaCalm are the most important elements in my morning and night routine. It helps repair the cells, reduce redness, and soothe inflammation. In other words, this RosaCalm is a must have for me. 

Other than the RosaCalm for the redness, I also asked for anti-aging (obviously) and being that I live in the Arizona heat I need something for oily-skin. Its a 5 step progress  morning + night but its totally worth it. I love my skin + I love Enza. Trust me, you will too! 
Monday, July 6, 2015

keepin' it casual

LookBook Store top c/o (worn backwards) // Nordstrom shorts // fringe bag // wedges (similar) // Forever21 necklace // PinkSlip Boutique bracelet c/o (similar here) // Kate Spade earrings // lips in 'snob' by MAC

Happy Monday!

wait, its Monday again? And it's July? well the July part I am not complaining about because two big things: 1. Stephen + I are going home to Canada to see my family THIS week! and 2. It's my birthday month! not till the end of the month but it's near. and as I used to get really excited about that as I approach my last year in my twenties I am really not sure if I am liking it very much.

so let's talk about this shirt! and let's talk about how its only $21!!! I actually have it on backwards. yes, backwards. the front of the shirt is a really deep over-lapping v-neck and as I do wear it frontwards (of course I need a bandeau) I also wear it backwards. I actually do this often...  you have to improvise when you are small chested! you can see more images of the "back" or what I call the back on Instagram (@SteshaRose)!

Friday, July 3, 2015

Independence Day 2015

dress (old similar) // Target scarf // Forever21 bow // shorts (old similar)

photos by: Kristen Jean

Happy 4th!