March Favorites


march favorites

It's hard to believe tomorrow is the first day of April! Where in the world did March go?! I'm hoping we're finally done with the surprise snowstorms and all the cold weather because I'm SO ready to wear my Spring clothes for more than just try-on sessions on Instagram. This weekend we're hosting Justin's dad for his birthday and are planning for a relaxing Easter Sunday. I'm making deviled eggs and we have more candy than three people should ever eat lol. 

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Ten New Favorites Under $70


ten favorite clothing and accessories under $70

I'm going to keep today's post short & sweet because it's a busy week of catch-ups, meetings, and preparing for Easter company this weekend. I'm always searching my favorite shops and brands online for new, fab finds, and had to share ten of them with you today. Most are under $50, and all are under $70 (I couldn't help but add in this light pink sweatshirt!). What I love is that each and every item is super chic and looks much more expensive than what they really cost. Like the black luxury dupe sunglasses less than $15.

Have a wonderful Wednesday full of coffee & productivity! 

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My Favorite No Mess Deodorant


This post is sponsored by Mirum, but all opinions are my own. 

dove dry spray invisible deodorant

dove dry spray invisible deodorant

Happy Monday, Friends! I hope all of you had a wonderful weekend. Justin and I headed up to northern Virginia on Friday to surprise his mom for her birthday. They had a huge surprise party planned for her so we spent Friday and Saturday planning and distracting her. We told her we needed some furniture (which is true lol) so we took her with us to At Home and then I fibbed about needing some alcohol for my dad which is how we got her to the distillery (btw dad, we did buy you something hehe!). She was so surprised and had no idea what we were doing! 

Now it's back to the weekly grind, so much to catch up on before April rolls around. Can you believe March is almost over?! I have a lot to do - campaigns, trips, and new products to share, like today's post! I shared several months ago that I was on the hunt for a deodorant that wasn't messy and was easy to apply. And fortunately, I stumbled upon a fab new Dry Spray by Dove (even before this campaign) I love so much!  
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Finding Self-Confidence In And Out Of Love


arms up standing over Monterey Bay
Today's post is a very personal one. I don't write too deeply about my personal life often, but I know these kinds of posts are always really well received and I think it's important for me to be candid in the hopes it can help others. This particular post has weighed heavy on my heart for some time now. I've thought about what I would write and how I would say it, but for some reason, I could never make myself sit down and put it onto "paper", until today. 

If you've been following me since the beginning you know that in 2014 I got engaged... and unengaged. It was a life-altering decision and the catalyst for my new found self-confidence. This post, however, is not about what happened, it's not about the other person, it's not about all of the failed relationships prior. It's not even about my current relationship. It's about me. And it's about you. 

This post is for the single girl, the married girl, the newly dating, the lifelong dating, the might be thinking about dating, the unengaged, the divorced, the cynic, and the dreamer. 

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Nordstrom Triple Points Picks


Nordstrom Triple Points Picks

Nordstrom Triple Points is happening NOW through Sunday! If you don't know about triple points, it's where Nordstrom Rewards members earn three times the points on purchases - woohoo!And points add up to Nordstrom Bucks... which means more money to shop! It's a wonderful time to snatch up Spring and Summer staples and new, trendy styles for the season.

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Gorgeous In Gingham


nordstrom bp. gingham ruffle sleeve off the shoulder top

I've been so excited to share these pictures from a recent shoot and I just realized both my gingham ruffle off the shoulder top AND my crop white jeans are on MAJOR sale (both under $40 each)! It's the perfect pairing for Spring time - if the weather warms up - and these bottoms are amazing for petite. It's so hard for me to find pants that don't need alterations and these are a high enough crop that they even work really well with the higher ankle strap of my espadrille wedges.

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How I Curl My Hair


This post is sponsored by Mirum, but opinions expressed are my own. 

TRESemme Micro Mist Hairspray Curly Hair Tutorial

TRESemme Micro Mist Hairspray Curly Hair Tutorial

Another Monday is here... how fast they roll around. I hope all of you had an amazing St. Patty's Day weekend! We were expecting rain and it ended up being sunny and beautiful 90% of the time. Justin's brother came to visit so we took him to our fav local taco restaurant and then spent the majority of Friday, Saturday, and Sunday watching the NCAA tournament, which I have to say I'm totally getting into this year... and that's really rare for me! I think it's because I created a bracket so now I want to win lol. Funny how that works.

Lately, I've been getting tons of questions about how I curl my hair so I thought I'd share a tutorial today using TRESemme's Micro Mist Hairspray. You all may remember this product from a previous post - I've been reaching for it every day! 

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My Spring Uniform


old navy white peplum top

Happy Friday, Friends! Today is a much-needed chance for me to catch up on some work I wasn't able to get done during this extra busy week. It's been an amazing week - but I welcomed a slow morning with a venti Starbucks and two breakfast sandwiches, spent on the couch with Heidi checking emails and finishing up this post. Last night, Justin and I headed to Virginia Tech where I spoke to their Fashion Merchandising and Design Society about blogging. It was the most wonderful experience and they even made me a custom photo wall with my blog name - so cool! I'm so grateful for all the experiences blogging has bestowed upon me and for the fabulous entrepreneurs, I've been able to meet along the way. 

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How To Wear A Midi Dress For Easter



It's already been a busy week! Blogging interviews, prepping for a collegiate presentation, brand meetings, blog posts, try-ons, and getting ready for some of Justin's family to come in this weekend. There's so much going on that I had to schedule out the next three days by the hour lol. But I'm not complaining! I'm overjoyed things here at Pardon Muah HQ are flourishing and continuing to grow. 

I feel so funny publishing all these warm weather posts while there is still snow on the ground, but now is THE time to buy for Spring, and even summer. Plus, I feel like I'm channeling 70-degree temps every time I share shorts and sundresses. This incredible striped midi olive green stunner would be perfect for Easter and could even be worn to multiple Spring occasions. It's a different shape and length from what I'm used to, but I love branching out sometimes... and it's SO comfy! 

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Spring-Inspired Half Up Hairdo


This post is sponsored by Mirum but all opinions are my own.

spring inspired half-up hairdo

I cannot wait for Spring! I can't believe we are supposed to get a couple inches of snow today and it's almost the middle of March. Last weekend was in the 70's - and it got me itching for shorts, bright lipsticks, and new hairstyles. You all know I LOVE sharing hair products & tutorials lately - it's one of the most requested kins of content I get here and on social media. It's always my goal to try things that work for a wide variety of people at various price points - and I'm so glad you all have been loving it!

Today I'm sharing a Spring-inspired hair tutorial you can easily recreate if you're in a rush. You'll find step-by-step instructions and products from TRESemm√©®, Suave®, and Dove
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Overalls | A Trend To Try


old navy overalls

I'm looking at today's pictures and wishing the 70-degree weather from last weekend would come back! Yesterday, out of nowhere, the temps dropped and all of a sudden we had snow. And we are supposed to get several inches on Sunday... ugh. I want to wear my new Spring clothes so badly! And I'm ready for warmer weather so I won't be shivering during photoshoots lol. 

For today's post, I'm sharing one of Spring's hottest trends, overalls!

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Travel Tips & Outfit Favs


travel outfit favorites

I'm really excited to finally share a travel outfit post today. I've had lots of questions about what I wear when I'm on the go and how I stay cute AND comfy. Above you'll find my usual getup for a car trip or a flight - chic & casual! Keep reading for some of my tips of outfit planning & packing.

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Refreshed Simple Skincare


This post is sponsored by Mirum, but opinions expressed are my own. 



I've received SO many comments and questions about skincare lately I thought I'd share some more of my favorites with you today. I try a lot of products on a regular basis as a blogger and sometimes with skincare I'll dedicate 30 days or so to really see results of one particular brand or routine. But sometimes I want a quick and easy, hydrating, refreshing routine that doesn't take much time and doesn't irritate my skin. Something I can incorporate into what I'm already using. And Simple is what I reach for! If you've followed me for long, you know I love Simple skincare products! They are great for all skin types, are re-hydrating, and leave you with healthy-feeling, healthy-looking skin. 
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February Favorites


february beauty and fashion favorites

Happy Friday! I hope everyone is having a fabulous end of the week. We are under high wind advisories today so I'm planning to stay in for most of the day. The wind was so loud last night I was just waiting for something to fly through our window. I was originally supposed to have a photoshoot today, and boy, am I glad I moved it! I almost forgot that yesterday was the first day of March (seriously, where is the year going?!) so I thought I better hurry up and share my February Favorites. I've been testing and trying several new things and have some new major FAVS! A lot of great beauty and fashion products for Spring, including my new rose gold curling iron!  

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