The Tiny Heart: May 2014

5.30.2014

Celebrity Hair with Wigsbuy

Have you ever lusted after a celeb's perfectly styled hair? I know I've wished that I had a hairstylist to do my hair every time I set foot out of the house and follow me around for touch ups. I've also wished for longer, thicker hair since my hair is quite thin and certain styles don't hold. I've also admired the bob cuts that are all the rage now on celebs, but the thought of chopping off my hair is scary. (What if I hated the way it looked and it took forever to grow back?). You can get that celeb perfect hair and try out a new style, all without cutting your hair thanks to Wigsbuy.  

Here's some of my favorite celeb styles on the site: 

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Who wouldn't want to have model hair like Gisele? I'd pretend I'm a Victoria's Secret angel with that hair.

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I think Ashley Green's bob is the cutest! 

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Eva Longoria's long waves are gorgeous! I could never get my hair to look like this on my own.

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This ombre style on Lauren Conrad is so pretty and it's great for the summer.

Check out Wigsbuy to see all the celeb styles. Which celeb's hair do you lust over? 

Please Note: This post was sponsored by Wigsbuy, but the opinions expressed in this post are solely mine.
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5.29.2014

How to Wear a Crop Top



Charlotte Russe Crop Top, Charlotte Russe Tribal Skater Skirt, Clutch-Target (similar Marc Fisher Clutch), Sandals-American Eagle (similar Fergalicious Serene Flat Sandal)

Well you guys, I finally took the plunge and am wearing a crop top. I never wore one when they came around in the 90s because there was no way my mom would let me out of the house in one! (Even though I'm an adult now, this post is probably giving her anxiety, ha). I got both the top and the skirt at Charlotte Russe. It's a store I don't normally shop at, but they do have tons of crop tops at really affordable prices. They were having a $10 sale on skirts the day I was in the store so the top and skirt cost me just $18 total. 

If you're thinking about this trend, here's my tips for wearing a crop top:
  • Pair it with a high waisted skirt/shorts/pants. This will show just a little hint of skin. 
  • Don't show your belly button. I think that crosses the line into trashy territory (I'm looking at you, Rihanna!)
  • Try it on in the store. Crop tops come in all different lengths, so it's best to test it out in the dressing room to see where it will fall on you. 
  • Be confident! It takes confidence to bare your midriff when you're not at the beach. If you feel too exposed, pair it with a blazer or jacket. 
  

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5.28.2014

Chambray Romper Outfit

Arizona Bucket Bag//Gap Chambray Romper//Forever 21 Straw Fedora//C. Wonder Anchor Bracelet//Zara Flat Sandals

Right now I am obsessed with chambray rompers. Once I've decided I want something, I have to buy it or I'll just keep thinking about it again and again. (It doesn't help that I keep seeing cute chambray rompers/jumpsuits on bloggers!). I haven't bought one yet, but I'm scoping them out. I'm a girl on a mission!

I styled this romper from the Gap with a striped bucket bag, straw fedora, anchor bracelet, and flat sandals. I love that these rompers could also be dressed up for night with a pair of heels, but yet super comfy. I'm also eyeing this Old Navy Sleevless Chambray Romper...I think the sleeveless version would be good on a hot summer day.

Linking up with Shanna

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5.27.2014

Purina One 28 Day Challenge

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Oliver and Jinx are both participating in Purina One's 28 day challenge and I'm excited about it! I'm switching their food to Purina One in hopes that both dogs will see some changes. 


The last time Oliver was at his yearly checkup, the vet called him a "chunky monkey." Not exactly what you want to hear at the vet, yikes. He should weigh about 32 pounds and instead is around 38! Olls just seems to pack on the pounds. He is constantly looking for more food/snacks, even though I feed him the correct amount for his size. Even when he was a baby, he was all belly. I got the Purina One Healthy Weight Formula for him to shed those pounds!


Jinx is fine when it comes to weight, but he loves to sleep. This is pretty much all he does all day, every day. When he was younger, he used to have tons of crazy energy (maybe a little too much energy, ha). But now that he's older, all he does is sleep on the couch or our bed. I'd love for him to be more playful like he used to be. I got Jinx the Purina One Vibrant Maturity formula (for senior dogs 7 and older). 


 This photo is from 2007, back when Jinx had tons more energy and liked to run on the beach!

Have your dog join Oliver and Jinx on the 28 day challenge! You can get a $3 off coupon for a bag of Purina One dog food when you register for the challenge. Follow me on Instagram for an update on Oliver and Jinx's progress!
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5.26.2014

Mix It Mondays: Black Maxi Dress




Maxi Dress-Old Navy (similar Mossimo Maxi Dress), Denim Vest-Target (similar Mossimo Denim Vest), Necklace-c/o Castellammare Designs, Sandals-Target (similar Steve Madden Jeweled Sandals)

Hope everyone is enjoying their Memorial Day! I'm back at the office today but hopefully I will head to the beach when I get home at 3. Yesterday was an absolutely beautiful day for the beach. We went just for a few hours though since I was afraid of turning into a lobster, ha. My pale self can't handle all that sun just yet!

After the beach I changed into this outfit to take a walk along the boardwalk. Every Memorial Day weekend our town has a festival with lots of food and shops set up along the boardwalk. I stuffed my face with a chicken gyro...so good!

I'm remixing my black maxi dress today for Mix It Mondays. One of my other favorite ways I've worn it is with a sleeveless blouse layered over it.


Black Maxi Skirt Outfit (click for original post)

Linking up with Molly
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5.23.2014

Review: NovaWhite Teeth Whitening


I was contacted to review the NovaWhite Teeth Whitening system (retail $54). I received two teeth trays and three syringes that contain 22% carbamide peroxide. It is the same type of gel that dentists use and is made specifically for people with sensitive teeth. 

How It Works: You dip the trays into boiling water and then pop them into your mouth so they mold to fit your teeth. Then you apply the gel into the trays. The length of time you whiten is up to you.

Thoughts: I found it awkward to have both the upper and lower trays in my mouth at the same time, so I did them one at at time instead for 30 minutes each. The gel has a pleasant mint flavor and foams slightly as the time goes on. I have had tooth sensitivity in the past when using other teeth whitening products. With the NovaWhite kit, I had no sensitivity. I was able to eat hot and cold foods as normal after whitening. My teeth did look whiter after just one application. 

Have a great weekend everyone!

Please Note: I received a complimentary NovaWhite kit for review. However, the opinions expressed in this post are solely mine.
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5.22.2014

Navy Stripes + Yellow



Denim Jacket-Old Navy (similar Old Navy Denim Jacket), Tee-Express (similar Gap Striped Tee), Large Arrow Necklace-Miriam Merenfeld, Small Arrow Necklace-Chloe & Isabel, Jeans-Old Navy (similar Liverpool Jeans), Bag-H&M (similar Forever 21 Satchel), Converse Kids Chuck Taylor Sneakers 

 I was wearing this outfit when I went grocery shopping with my hubby on Sunday. I was reaching into the ice cream case when a guy said "excuse me." I thought I was in the way of some Rocky Road or something but then he said, "has any one ever told you that you look like Avril Lavigne?" Pretty sure I just stood there since the hubs said "uh no, never heard that before." Then the guy says, "I'm a really big fan of hers. She's awesome!". Um, okay random grocery store guy. I don't think I look anything like Avril, and I'm not sure it's compliment!
  

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5.21.2014

Beach Day Look with Levi's 501 Shorts



With Memorial Day weekend coming, it's the unofficial start of summer! I have lots of beach time in my future since I'm just a block away from the ocean. For a day at the beach, I chose a colorful, printed bikini with matching flip flops and mirrored aviators. Stash all your stuff in this cute pineapple beach tote. To cover up on the boardwalk, wear a graphic tank and a pair of Levi's 501 denim shorts. I love that these shorts can go from a day at the beach, to a backyard barbecue, or a outdoor concert, depending on how you style them. They are truly a summertime essential for me since they are so incredibly versatile. 

Shop for your own pair of Levi's 501 Shorts and get equipped for summer!

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Please Note: This post is sponsored by Levi's, but the opinions expressed are solely mine.
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5.20.2014

Spring Trends: Nautical



I'm so happy that the nautical trend is still big for Spring, since I'm a huge fan of stripes. Personally, I think stripes are classic and never really go out of style. I like the nautical feel best when it's limited to one item in an outfit, so you don't wind up looking like a costume (you don't want to be mistaken for a sailor!). I paired the ModCloth dress with Dr. Martens flats, for some subtle pattern mixing. To add a punch of color, I chose a red crossbody bag by Angela & Roi.



How do you wear the nautical trend?

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5.19.2014

Mix It Mondays: Camo Tee



Tee-Target (similar Tilly's Camo Tee for $18.97), Necklace-Eliza Jay Charm (similar Moon and Lola Monogram Necklace), Jeans-H&M  (similar Old Navy White Jeans), Bag-Forever Tiff Couture (similar Candie's Quilted Crossbody) , Flats-Gap Kids (similar Sam and Libby Flats)

Today for Mix It Mondays, I'm re-styling my Target camo tee. It's one of those pieces that I wasn't sure I'd get a lot of wear out of, but I find myself reaching for it again and again. (I've actually worn it far more than you've seen it on the blog!). Today I paired it with my white skinny jeans, monogram necklace, and bow flats to make it a bit more girly. In the summer, I can see myself wearing the tee with a pair of shorts and sandals. 

I last wore my camo tee with a hoodie, rhinestone statement necklace, and tan booties. This look is a bit darker and edgier than today's pairing.

Camo Tee (click to read original post)


PS Still time to enter the Bugsy's Box Giveaway for your dog!

Linking up with Lauren (Mix It Mondays) and Molly
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5.16.2014

Petite Sandals Under $100


It can be quite the challenge to find sandals if you wear a petite shoe size like I do. I can't just walk into a store like Target and buy something off the shelf (unless it's from the kids shoes section!) since they unfortunately don't carry my size. So, I complied a bunch of sandals that are come in womens size 4 or 4.5 for my fellow petites. And if you don't wear a petite size, no worries, these sandals all go up to the larger sizes as well. All of these come from Nordstrom, which has one of the biggest selection of petite sized shoes I've seen. I wish more stores would cater to smaller sizes!

Which pair is your favorite? Petites, where do you buy your sandals? 

PS Enter the Bugsy's Box Giveaway to win a box of treats and toys for your dog!
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