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What I’m Wearing | Blazers

If you have followed me for a while, you will know that I am a kimono queen.  Like,  I would pretty much wear one every day.  While I still like them, I really haven’t worn one in a while.  This is because I have a new obsession:  Blazers!  Blazers have been on my radar for a while now and they are going to be one of fall’s hottest trends.  I bought my first one in February at Walmart of all places!  It was on clearance for $3.  Can you believe it?!?  It fits me so good and I love how it looks styled with a graphic tee.

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Target also had some really cute styles this past spring and that’s where I grabbed this striped one.  I plan on wearing it in the fall too with either a basic tee or a band tee.

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I picked up this linen blazer at TJ Maxx in late spring and I love that its oversized.  The only downfall is that it wrinkles very easily:/  I plan on wearing this all thru fall as well even though linen is more of a spring/summer material.

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This FreePeople blazer is the the newest to my collection.  It was one of the things I wanted the most from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale.  You definitely get what you pay for with this blazer.  The fit is amazing!

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Don’t think you have to pay and arm and a leg for a great blazer!  Remember, I got a really great one from Walmart!  I was shopping at a Goodwill store the other day and they had some as well.  I had to talk myself out of buying another black one while I was there;).

Here are some other great styles that are all super affordable!

 

  1.  Black Ruched Sleeve Blazer.  This one looks like my Walmart find and it’s under $35!
  2. Lightweight Striped Blazer.  This one is an oversized boyfriend style and it’s on clearance for under $25.
  3. Linen Blazer.  I love the sleeve detail on this one and it’s only $24!!
  4. Striped Boyfriend Blazer.  I love this one and may have to add it to my blazer collection!
  5. Plaid One-Button Blazer.  Another great style that would look great styled with a graphic or band tee.

Thanks for reading and let me know if you love this trend as much as I do!

xoxo, ang 💋

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Things You May Not Know About Me…

Hello!  I don’t know about you, but I love learning random facts about other people.  I’ve decided to tell you guys 15 things about me that you may not know.

  1.  My name is Angela, but I like to be called Ang.  My parents always called me Angel and that is what I went by for the first 18 years of my life.
  2. I am deaf in my right ear and I was born that way.  Sometimes I have to read lips to actually understand what people are saying.  When I mention to people about my hearing loss, they talk really loud to me and I do not like it!
  3. I got married when I was 20 and had my son when I was 21.  My son is now 23 and engaged, and the hubs and I will be celebrating our 25th wedding anniversary in October!!
  4. Most of you already know that the Grateful Dead is one of my favorite bands (thanks to my hubs;) but I also love Sade and Erykah Badu.
  5. Goat cheese makes me gag.
  6. I haven’t had contact with any of my family (mom, dad, brothers) for almost 10 years.  Sometimes you just have to cut out the toxicity to live a happy life.
  7. My first real job was as a cashier at a convenience store where I happened to meet my husband 🙂
  8. I didn’t go to college.
  9. My son graduated from the University of Illinois with a degree in Engineering and his job is:  Computer Scientist for the Federal Government.
  10. I hate a dirty kitchen.  All of the dishes have to be done before I go to bed.
  11. I have a terrible habit of picking the skin around my fingernails.
  12. I do not go to bed without taking off my makeup and brushing/flossing my teeth.  No exceptions.
  13. Lake Como, Italy is at the top of my bucket list for vacations.
  14. I have 13 tattoos.
  15. I went sky diving on my 41st birthday.  It was one of the most freeing feelings I have ever had in my life!

Now you know a little more about me:)

Thanks for reading!

xoxo, ang 💋

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July Agnes & Dora Haul

I was lucky enough to get to partner with Agnes & Dora again this month and I wanted to share all the great things I received.  I also have a discount code so keep reading to see how I styled everything and find out how you can save $$!

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I was skeptical about getting these black jeggings but I’m so glad I did!  they are high waisted and super comfy..plus I love the little mesh panel near the ankle.   They work now with a tunic tee and with a sweater when the temps drop.

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you really can’t go wrong with a tee shirt dress.  this one checks all the boxes for me.  sleeve length ✓. over all length ✓.  comfort ✓✓.

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this “Let’s Rebel” tee is my favorite!  I love how it looks styled with some distressed jeans and my favorite white hat.

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I love how this fitted lace tee looks styled under my favorite black blazer.  I’m definitely wearing this outfit if I go back to NYC for work;) .  I layered this lace tee with a simple layering tank in the same color.  I would recommend going up a size in this top as it is super fitted and doesn’t really stretch.

if you haven’t checked out Agnes & Dora yet, you should!  hit the link below to shop and use 15XANGBRUENING to save 15% at checkout!

https://glnk.io/myy/angbruening

xoxo, ang 💋

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What I’m Wearing | Agnes & Dora

I am obsessed with Agnes & Dora right now!  I am partnering with them again this month and I must say, I love everything I received.  Their clothes are so “me”.  I am pretty picky about what I wear but I have worn all of my Agnes & Dora pieces several times since getting them.

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these wide leg crop pants are so comfy!  they feel just like you are wearing a jegging!

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I don’t normally go for florals but I really love this top!  it can be dressed up or down and has the cutest frill sleeves!

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this ruffle tunic might be my favorite piece!  it can be worn with jeans (my favorite!) or leggings and the floral print is amazing!

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this long mesh dot dress is so unique!  I love how it looks with a knot tied at the bottom and you know me, I will always wear this dress with jeans;)  did I mention it comes in black?!?

Agnes & Dora has so many good things on their site right now!  To check it out hit the link  below:

https://glnk.io/myy/angbruening

use code ADSUMMER10 for 10% off of your order (2 item minimum)

thanks for stopping by!

xoxo, ang

 

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My Style

my style can be described as pretty basic.  the colors I gravitate towards are your typical basic colors:  black, gray and white.  I do have some color and prints in my closet but I love wearing basic pieces and popping them with a bold accessories.  I also love being comfortable but still looking stylish.  I recently received a few pieces from Agnes & Dora and they are just that:  Stylish and comfortable!  if this checks off those boxes for you, then you should check them out.

“Agnes & Dora is a lifestyle clothing brand focused on effortless style and comfortable, high-quality clothes. Founded by Buffy Bandley, Agnes & Dora is dedicated to empowering women to take joy in their femininity and be true to their authentic selves”.

I loved everything that I received from Agnes & Dora and have worn them all several times already!  My favorite is definitely the black sheer dress.  I feel extra sassy when I wear it;)

 

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thanks for stopping by!

xoxo, ang

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Smiling Fearlessly with my cariPRO Ultrasonic Electric Toothbrush

I am straight up obsessed with my smile.  I brush and floss religiously and encourage anyone around me to do the same.   This might sound crazy, but I love going to the dentist!  There’s nothing much better than having freshly cleaned teeth.

The last several years, I have been using cheap battery operated toothbrushes from the drugstore.  They worked ok but I really wanted to invest in something that really cleaned my teeth and offered different brushing modes.

About a year and a half ago, I worked with a company called Smile Brilliant.  They have an amazing teeth whitening system that did wonders for my not-so-white teeth.  I knew I already loved this company and their products so when they contacted me about their newest addition, the cariPRO Ultrasonic Electric Toothbrush, I jumped at the offer! You might think I’m crazy, but I was so excited to get this toothbrush and try it out!  Keep reading to find out how to win one of your very own:)

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I received the Individual package which contains:  1 cariPRO Ultrasonic toothbrush, 2 premium replacement heads with tongue scraper and 1 wireless charging dock.  There’s also a Deluxe package and a Couples package…so there’s pretty much an option for everyone.

Let me tell you, this electric toothbrush is amazing!  I did have to get used to it at first, though.  Since I hadn’t used a toothbrush quite like this before, I had to get used to the vibrations it produced.  It almost felt like it was tickling my mouth;)  After using it a couple of times, the tickling feeling went away.  What I love the most about this toothbrush is that it has 5 different brushing modes:  Clean (my favorite), White, Massage, Gum Care and Sensitive and also has a timer for even and timed brushing intervals.  Honestly, me, who loves brushing and flossing, wasn’t brushing long enough.  I like that this toothbrush alerts me when it’s time to move to a different area of my mouth and when to actually stop brushing.  The cariPRO Ultrasonic Electric Toothbrush is also waterproof, perfect for those who love to brush in the shower, and comes with a wireless charging dock.  When this toothbrush is fully charged, it has a 30 day battery life.  Sounds pretty good, doesn’t it?  This may sound crazy, but this electric toothbrush deep cleans so good I almost don’t feel the need to always floss my teeth.  Not to worry,  I’m still flossing every day;)

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I have done my research on several different electric toothbrush options and the cariPro Ultrasonic Electric Toothbrush is one of the most affordable options out there especially considering everything it does.  If you have been thinking about tossing out that manual or battery operated toothbrush like I did ( I will never go back to those!) then you might want to give this one a try.  I promise you won’t be disappointed!

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Now for the most exciting news!  Smile Brilliant is generous enough to give away a cariPRO Ultrasonic Electric Toothbrush to one of you!  Isn’t that awesome?!?  Just click the link below to enter!

 

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Use my code: angbruening20  to save 20% off cariPRO Ultrasonic electric toothbrushes.

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Thank you so much for stopping by!

xoxo, ang

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My Micro-blading Experience

Hello friends! I wanted to hop on here real quick and talk to you about my micro-blading experience. I’ve had a lot of questions lately and I wanted to try to answer them and show you before and after pictures from my procedure.

You may remember last summer, I started getting my eye lashes lifted. You can read about that here. Well at my last eyelash lift appointment, which was in December, I started talking to the gal working on my lashes about her thoughts on micro-blading. She told me how great it is and that is was a pretty easy procedure. I had been contemplating this for a while and decided to go in for a consultation. Keep in mind, since this procedure has gained major popularity, it was not easy to get an appointment. The location where I get my lashes lifted was booked out until May and I didn’t want to wait that long. I decided to take an appointment at their second location since they could get me in earlier. On December 31, 2018 I had my consultation with a micro-blading expert and she answered all the questions I had about the procedure. On February 5th, I got my eyebrows micro-bladed. She first mapped out my eyebrow shape. This part takes the longest. After the mapping was perfect, she put a numbing cream on my brows for about 20 minutes.

After my eyebrows were relatively numb, she got to work. Now I will tell you: I barely felt her microblading. There was a tiny bit of discomfort, but nothing I couldn’t handle. The worst part was the sound it makes. It sounds like a crunching noise. Like I said, it takes a good two hours to get this done. And believe me, you want them to take their time and not feel rushed. I was pretty swollen when she was finished, but I wasn’t in any pain. The swelling went down later that same day. I think the hardest part of this whole procedure was the after care. No exercise for 3-4 days (no problem there 😉). Avoid getting them wet for 2 weeks. That was hard! Let’s just say, the hubs got really good at washing my hair in the kitchen sink ☺️

Take a look at my before and after photos.

I love how they turned out! Micro-blading is meant to be very natural in appearance. Meaning, you may have to fill in your brows a bit if you want them to look a bit more dense, if that makes sense…

After your initial visit for your procedure, you come back for a touch up. Usually after 4 weeks. I got my touch up on March 5th. At this appointment, she filled my brows in a little more and went a little bolder with the color she used. She said I should be good to go for 8-10 months before getting any more touch ups. Most people think this is like getting a tattoo and it really isn’t. This is a temporary application and how long it lasts depends on skin type, medications, sun exposure, etc.

Here is a pic I took today almost two weeks after getting my touch up. Please excuse my appearance 😉

I think they look great with or without filling them in! Here is the pencil I use when I do fill them in.

If you are on the fence about getting this done, you should definitely go in for a consultation and ask questions. If you are local to my area, I suggest going to the place where I got my micro-blading done. Check out their website here.

Thank you all for reading and if you have any other questions about my micro-blading experience, please email me, dm me on IG or leave your question in the comments below.

Xoxo, ang 💋