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Friday, April 28, 2017

Friday Finds

Friday, we meet again! This week went by so fast, as I was tied up in some work meetings and had a dinner to attend with colleagues in town from New York! Dillon and I are heading to Chicago for a week-long staycation with my parents and I can't wait! The week will be spent with family and friends and I'm beyond excited. Let me know what you guys are up to this weekend in the comments. Enjoy!


These heels are absolutely stunning, come in a ton of colors, and are only $30! WHAT?!

I love all the beautiful (and affordable) feminine pieces from this brand.

I absolutely adore the fit, print, and price of this dress.


It was really interesting to read about what was in Julia's grocery cart.

These are hysterical (and so true).

Love this read from Travel + Leisure on the perfect Cincinnati weekend.


The $12 dress you need this spring.

Katie and I are giving away a pair of pedis, so go enter to win here!

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Spring Pampering @ Becoming Mom [+ Mother's Day Giveaway]

I have been getting seriously pampered lately. First came my eyelash extensions and today I'm here to talk to you about one of the most amazing pedis I've ever gotten. When Becoming Mom invited Katie and I to try out their Signature Pedicure, we couldn't say yes fast enough. With Katie currently expecting and me having recently had a baby, we are their target market. Upon entering, we were greeted by the friendliest staff and the lobby featured a lot of amazing products, like beauty products specially formulated for expecting mothers and even gender reveal kits! While Becoming Mom offers everything from Ultrasound services to Spa treatments, we obviously opted for the pedis this time around. We were especially intrigued because the company just installed custom pedicure chairs that emphasize highly sanitary features compared to other salons in the region. While Becoming Mom Spa + Ultrasound's services are open to all, Moms-to-Be will find the pedicure option extremely helpful as traditional pedicure chairs can harbor fungus and bacteria that can be extremely harmful during pregnancy. Once our technician took us back into the room, she filled us in on what makes Becoming Mom special and even offered us freshly brewed herbal tea! Heaven. Soft music played while she got to work and the pedicure included the full nine yards, like vanilla plum scrub during the massage and an insane selection of beautiful Zoya polishes [which are Big 5 Free!]. I was very impressed with the level of service and detail that was paid to us during our visit. If you're hoping to expect, currently expecting, or recently a new mom, I cannot recommend Becoming Mom enough. And as an ultra kind gesture, Becoming Mom is offering two Signature Pedicures on the house to one of our readers! Even if you're not expecting, this would be a great gift idea for Mother's Day! This giveaway will run through 4/30 and the winner will be announced on Monday.  Enter to win below!

Big thanks to Becoming Mom for partnering on this post + giveaway!

Monday, April 24, 2017

$12 Cold Shoulder Dress

Yes, you read that right. This dress is $12. I'm pretty sure that's less than my meal costs at Chick-Fil-A. And the quality is SO good! I put it on Instagram here and and shared it in this roundup, but it deserved it's own post. It's really thick and super comfortable. I did wear this slip under it just so my bra lines didn't show, but you could totally wear it on it's own. I think the best part about it is how versatile it is. It would even be cute over a bathing suit as a cover-up! I found it to be TTS. I paired it with black heels and then my leopard clutch to tie it all together. The leopard print on my bag has some slight traces of taupe in it, so it was a great complement. I mixed metals with my jewelry as another way to keep this simple dress interesting. This watch is a recent purchase and I can't even believe how affordable it is. I got so many compliments on this outfit and I will definitely be wearing this dress again in the near future. Maybe I'll wear it with sneakers next time?! Let me know if you scoop it up and how you plan to style it!

Dress: SheIn c/o // Heels: old [love these] // Clutch: Clare V [$45 dupe here] // Necklaces: here + here // Watch: American Eagle [legit $15] // Bracelet: BP [also $12] // Ring: David Yurman// Slip: Free People

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Friday, April 21, 2017

Friday Finds

image via Katey

Friday, we meet again! This week was super busy work-wise and I fully plan to kick back this weekend. I've got some fun plans with girlfriends so I'm looking forward to that. I've rounded up some things that caught my eye this week so I hope you love it, too! Let me know what you guys are up to this weekend in the comments. Enjoy!


This dress is spring perfection! Swoon.

I just got this top in and it is so soft and absolutely adorable!

I am dangerously close to ordering this [to use later]. It seems crazy but this video has me sold.


A great read from Kelly on the evolution [and sometimes demise] of friendships.

I laughed so, so hard at these.

I absolute adored this so much. A reminder to myself that I am stronger than I think.


The $20 dress you need for spring.

Sharing my lash extension experience with The Lash Boutique.

The best dress for the season from Pretty Pony Boutique.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Spring Dressing with Pretty Pony Boutique

Every spring, I crave some new pretty dresses in my closet. The first place I run to is the Pretty Pony Boutique. When I went to get my lashes done, I couldn't resist perusing their new arrivals. You've seen me sport their fun frocks for spring before here, here, and here, and this season's choices were equally amazing. When I saw this dress by one of my favorite brands that PPB carries, I was sold. The fit is super cute and fresh and the print reminded me of dalmatian print, which I love so much. The embroidered chest is a fun pattern mix and is so perfect for spring. I absolutely adore the selection that PPB has to offer this season. Plus, they ship! So go ahead and give them a buzz if you're wanting to scoop up this dress. I promise you won't be disappointed. I also wanted to touch on this jacket real quick. I've worn my regular jean jacket to death [like here, here, and here], so when my girl Kate and I were doing a try-on haul via snapchat [which we do WAY too much], I had to have this jacket when I saw it on her. The distressing makes it a bit more interesting than a plain denim jacket and still keeps you looking cool. I sized down and love the fit. This will not be the last time you see it. Thanks so much for stopping by!

Dress: THML via Pretty Pony Boutique c/o [top version here + shop more from the brand here] // Jacket: Nordstrom // Sandals: Target [love these] // Bag: Forever 21 [similar here] // Sunnies: here

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Tuesday, April 18, 2017

The Lash Boutique

I have to let you in on a big secret. I got lash extensions and I seriously love them. I partnered with The Lash Boutique to try out Novalash and words can't describe the results. Jamie is the owner and licensed Novalash stylist behind The Lash Boutique, Northern Kentucky’s only eyelash extension salon (located quite conveniently inside Nines-favorite Pretty Pony Boutique). As a new mom, I don't have much time for full-on glam these days. However, my lashes are probably my favorite part of my beauty routine and I love the look of full and curled lashes. I was beyond excited by the prospect of eyelash extensions and the idea of actually being able to say "I woke up like this". Jamie is so sweet and really made me feel super comfortable. She shared with me the process that each lash would be individually applied and then asked what kind of look I liked. I definitely didn't want full glamazon, but I wanted something a little more than just a mascara-look and she happily complied. The process did take about 90 minutes, but she informed me that since my lashes are naturally long but straight, it could take longer than normal to get them all to go the right direction. We put on a 90s playlist and she got to work. The before and after should speak for itself. Pardon the super-scary, no-makeup before pics (thank god for brow pencils!), but we're all girlfriends here, right?!  After the initial application of the full set, the lashes can be maintained every two to four weeks, where those that have naturally fallen out, or any that are loose, are reapplied and filled back in. So once they’re on, they last as long as they can be maintained. I, for one, am in love. The lashes are light, unnoticeable, and feel like such a worthwhile investment. 
So if you are like me and have been thinking that a fresh set of serious lashes sound like an awesome idea, check out Jamie and The Lash Boutique

Big thanks Jamie for the opportunity to experience Novalash!

Monday, April 17, 2017

Babydoll Dress

How cute is this little dress?! It's under $30 and has pockets! Talk about a win. I wore it for brunch a few weekends back and it was so perfect for the occasion. It was a little chilly in the restaurant so I threw on a jean jacket and called it a day. I got so many compliments on and plan to dress it up with heels later in the spring and summer. It'd be adorable with sneakers, too! Thanks so much for stopping by and have a great week!

Dress: SheIn c/o // Bag: Chloe (similar for $50 here) // Sunnies: Nordstrom ($12) // Shoes: Target // Ring: David Yurman // Necklaces: here + here // Watch: Michael Kors

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