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Weekend Deals

Weekend Deals | The B Werd

I love the details of this button-down blouse. Perfect for the office or with flats and denim on the weekend.

Express is easily becoming one of my favorite places to buy denim. I picked up this pair in store and they’re great quality, super cute and under $100.

A black turtleneck bodysuit to get me ready for fall. Can you tell I’m anxious?

This black and white Adidas bomber is so cute and versatile.

I’ve been living for elaborate blouses these days. The big eyelet sleeves on this one had me sold.

This v-back oversized sweater is only $15 and would be so cute with a pair of over-the-knee boots.

Adding this #GirlBoss tee to my wardrobe immediately.

I love detailed clutches. This cheetah clutch is identical to a pricey Stuart Weitzman one. Just as cute and under $40.

An Instafamous dad hat. Very fitting ūüėČ

The cutest black and white bandeau bikini for under $20.

Two things I love – bodysuits and the color olive, so naturally I love everything about this one. The lace-up detail is perfect.

This crochet bikini cover makes me wish summer wouldn’t end.

Nordstrom is price matching a lot of really good items. This gold and pearl Michael Kors watch is 50% off. I ended up getting this one for everyday wear.

This lace midi dress would be a great option for a wedding guest. It comes it two colors and is 40% off.

My favorite summer sandal is now on sale and comes in three colors. They’re so comfortable!

A one shoulder backless bodysuit to wear with a pencil skirt, leather pants or plain denim. Only $42!

This combo gives you a black + nude bralette for $18. You’re set!

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Fall Items You Should Buy Right Now

Fall is still a ways away, so while I’ll be getting my last few wears of cut-off shorts and backless tops in I’ll be anxiously awaiting it. If you all hadn’t seen on my Instastory, I’m purging many items in my closet – specifically my one time wear summer items that I either purchased for vacation or a special event that I know I’ll never wear again. I’m ready to be rotating boots, sweaters and scarves but this is Houston, so I’ll keep my fingers crossed. Nonetheless, I’ve already began ordering some fall items that I know will be staples for me. Here are a round-up of fall items you should buy right now to prepare for colder weather.

A Statement Coat

Fall Items to Buy Right Now | The B Werd

I invest in at least one good coat a year. A statement coat to me is one that I can wear with a very simple outfit that ties it all together. The right coat can make a t-shirt, pair of denim and boots look luxe.

Overthrow Jackets

Fall Items to Buy Right Now | The B Werd

These are jackets you can pair with denim, throw on over your shoulders or wear over a dress. They typically make your outfit and are a necessity.

Boots

Fall Items to Buy Right Now | The B Werd

I don’t wear boots because it’s cold outside, I wear them simply for looks. I always keep a pair of flat and heeled boots in rotation. Last year was my first year purchasing over-the-knee boots and I don’t regret it one bit. They took my fall looks to the next level.

Knit Sweaters

Fall Items to Buy Right Now | The B Werd

Houston winters don’t always warrant a jacket or coat, so chunky knit sweaters have become a favorite of mine. I love that I can wear them into the office with jeans and loafers or layer them with a coat if the temperature permits.

Longline Dusters

Fall Items to Buy Right Now | The B Werd

These are great not just in the fall, but year-round. I pull them out to go over shorts and blouses even in the warmer months. There’s something effortless about the flow of a duster that brings any outfit to life.

Accessories

Fall Items to Buy Right Now | The B Werd

Accessories are items I like to keep on hand because although they’re simple, they help tie things together. Hats, scarfs and statement flats will all be my collection for the upcoming season.

What are your fall staples? Comment below!

Unboxing: Beneath Your Mask Beauty

Unboxing: Beneath Your Mask Beauty | The B Werd

Beneath Your Mask is a skin, body, and hair rejuvenation line designed to restore, repair, and reverse the toxic effects of environmental hazards, health challenges, stress, and the damage done from countless other unforgiving aspects of our lifestyles. Dana, the owner and creator of Beneath Your Mask carefully crafted these products to help in her own healing after overcoming an aggressive battle with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus. In search of products that would help repair the damage done to her skin from the Lupus, excessive weight gain and loss, as well as chemotherapy, she decided to create her own. Too many of the products she was finding in stores contained harsh chemicals, synthetic fragrances and damaging toxins that our immune system has to work overtime to detoxify. At last, Beneath Your Mask was born and has been in rotation as several of my favorite products.

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I’m without a doubt one of those people who gets excited when I receive packages in the mail, so when I received this sleek little Beneath Your Mask box I was automatically intrigued. Have you ever received something so nicely put together you didn’t want to open it? That was this box for me. As soon as I did, I was greeted with a hand-written note from Dana which put a personal touch on the delivery. All of my products were in place and boxed beautifully. There was thought out detail of every aspect, from the product packaging to the tissue paper.

Unboxing: Beneath Your Mask Beauty | The B Werd

The box contained “Polish“, a detoxifying body scrub, “Nourish” hair serum and “Indulge” total body elixir. It also had a sample of “Illuminate”, a clarifying face mask set to launch in August for me to try. What I love most about Beneath Your Mask products is that none of your body is off limits. All products, although having different purposes, are meant to be used on your face, skin or hair. I preach the value of versatility in every aspect, because nothing is more annoying than needing 15 different beauty products to take care of different things. These products are able to take care of every aspect, from moisturizing and anti-aging to fine lines and stretch marks. Each of these products are high quality, incredibly potent, non-toxic, all natural, organic, vegan* products that you don’t have to worry about your body reacting negatively to.

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Any product you order is packaged in dark violet Miron glass that activates the formulas and is unsurpassed in preserving the life of products. I’ve interchanged “Polish” body scrub for a face and head scrub to exfoliate my skin and scalp. I also use “Nourish” nightly mixed with my favorite overnight moisturizer on my face. I also deep condition with “Nourish”, and use “Heal” whipped skin souffle on the dry areas of my scalp to really reduce any flaking. “Heal” is ideal for everyday total body use with a few drops of “Induldge” total body elixer. It begins as a solid and melts into my skin giving me all day hydration. Containing many essential oils, there’s no greasy residue. My skin literally gulps these products up and locks the moisture in.Unboxing: Beneath Your Mask Beauty | The B WerdUnboxing: Beneath Your Mask Beauty | The B Werd

The sample of the “Illuminate” mask Dana sent is said to be a revitalizing blend of detoxifying clays, superfoods and pure plant botanicals formulated to clear complexion,¬†minimize the appearance of pores,¬†brighten and soften skin, increase cell turnover,¬†and promote healthy, glowing skin. It can be activated with water, apple cider vinegar or honey; I chose local and organic honey with a few drops of ACV to really help it penetrate.

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Specific ingredients used in the mask combine to hydrate skin, soothe rashes and skin irritations, increase collagen production and cell rejuvenation, heal blemishes and acne scars, reduce hyperpigmentation, promote skin elasticity, and protect skin against damaging free radicals. The mask was so effective I had to use it twice to make sure I wasn’t fooling myself.

I layered the mask twice and left it on for about an hour. I rinsed it off with warm water and moisturized with my usual night cream with added “Nourish” and “Indulge”. When I woke up in the morning my skin was visibly brighter, smoother and more even. I had pretty obvious redness underneath my makeup, which was nearly nonexistent. Overnight, it reduced the visible inflammation, balanced my oily skin, shrunk my blemishes significantly and even lightened my acne marks.

Unboxing: Beneath Your Mask Beauty | The B Werd

It’s easy for me to say I love Beneath Your Mask products for the based solely off of packaging, delivery and ingredients; but more importantly it’s apparent my skin loves them more. Be ready to add this mask to your beauty routine in the upcoming month. For more information about Dana and her products, visit Beneath Your Mask and follow along on Instagram for updates and natural beauty tips.

50 Items Worth Buying from The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

50 Items Worth Buying from the Nordstrom Sale | The B Werd

I spent a few hours in Nordstrom this weekend shopping their anniversary sale. I rave about it because over the years some of my favorite staples, coats especially, have been found during this sale. This year did not disappoint. I rounded up 50 items worth buying to save you all time. Don’t miss out on these finds. They never last long and I regret it every single time!

Top 5 Denim Shorts for Summer

Top 5 Denim Shorts for Summer | The B Werd

Denim cut-off’s are a staple for summertime. The most complimentary kind on all body types are usually high waisted, a little oversized and distressed. They pair with every single thing, from a bathing suit to a button down blouse, high heels to sneakers. I’m on my second pair of these custom Levi shorts off of Etsy that I’m wearing in the photo because I love them that much. Below are some other shorts I’m appreciating having in rotation –

Custom Etsy Cutoffs | Topshop | ASOS | Levi’s | By The Way