My Trip To Florida With Casablanca Fan Company


Thank you to Casablanca Fan Company for sponsoring my trip!

something navy black midi dress
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MIDI DRESS (tts - xs)  | BELT | SUNGLASSES | SANDALS (tts)

If you've been following along on Instagram, you know that recently I took a trip to sunny Sarasota, FL with Casablanca Fan Company. Myself, and the five other bloggers that attended, had an absolute blast soaking up some sun, learning more about the company, and staying in the chicest of hotels - The Sarasota Modern - which actually incorporates Casablanca fans in their rooms and common areas! 

Keep reading to find out more, including my looks, how I plan to incorporate Casablanca fans into our home, and photos and amenities of The Sarasota Modern

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Roll Sleeve Tunic Top Under $50


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I hope everyone's week is off to a fabulous start! I had to share this cute & versatile $45 roll sleeve tunic top because it's in stock and comes in two colors (also white). It's the perfect grab & go top for a casual spring or summer day. You can knot it in the front or wear it down for a different look!

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A Date Night Look Under $100


revolve superdown white linda smocked top

I am wayyyy behind sharing outfit posts from The RewardStyle Conference... seeing as it was a month ago, I've got to get on it. Fortunately, today's top & skirt outfit combo is fully stocked in all sizes!

And you can buy BOTH under $100.

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Sephora Sale Purchases | Huge Haul


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FINALLY SHARING MY SEPHORA SALE PURCHASES & RECOMMENDATIONS!

If you didn't know, Sephora is having their Spring Sale for Rouge members, VIB, and Beauty Insiders and you can make as many purchases as you want with your discount until Monday, May 6. The breakdown of the membership levels and discount percentage are below:

ROUGE 20% - HEYROUGE
VIB 15% - HEYVIB
INSIDERS 10% - HEYINSIDER

Sephora doesn't have sales often and they used to only do this at Christmas time. So now is the time to stock up on your favorite products and to try something (or a lot of things) new! I sure did! Please don't judge me for the excessive amount of shopping I did (hehe)... I did a massive makeup, hair, and skincare cleanout this past week so I had space to fill and lots of tutorials planned coming soon!

Keep reading to find out what I bought and why - I tried to put things in order of category to make it a little bit easier (i.e. makeup to skin to hair... and all types together like lipgloss).

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All Pink Workwear


revolve pink lovers + friends karwayna pant

I've been looking forward to sharing this all pink look since I wore it to the RewardStyle Conference last month. I was so sad because my boyfriend blazer was basically sold out, but I just checked and they restocked several sizes! I wore this get up for my first round of meeting and classroom sessions and even though it was quite bright for workwear, I still felt super professional and also comfortable.

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The Perfect Denim Shorts Under $100


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I shared this look on Instagram recently and have been patiently waiting for the weather to warm up to share here on the blog. I'd say it's officially denim short buying season and the pair from this post is AH-mazing! They are incredibly comfy (I even wore them traveling) and they aren't too short.

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My Favorite Face Mask


Thank you to Tula for sponsoring this post. All opinions are my own.

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I hope all of you have had a fabulous week. I'm actually headed to Florida today to spend the weekend with some of my blogger friends - so make sure to follow along on IG! 

Speaking of Instagram... if you follow me on pardonmuahinsta you've probably seen me talk about Tula just about every month. They've become an integral part of my skincare routine, and there are quite a few products I couldn't live without now (like the eye serum - oh! it's my FAV). Their skincare line is full of amazing creams, and balms, and gels, and now even a hydrogel mask

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How To Style A Midi Dress For Spring


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Happy Earth Day!

I hope all of you had a wonderful Easter Sunday with your family & friends! Justin's mom came to visit us for the weekend and helped J to completely redo our front flower bed. Oh, how nice it is to add some curb appeal to the house, and side note, to finally have a full lawn of lush green grass (last year was our first year in our home and boy did the yard need some tlc).

Not much could make Monday better than a comfy & cute striped sundress under $50. A striped midi dress is a perfect Spring piece for so many occasions... a beach vacation, a wedding shower, a graduation brunch, warm weather family photos, or just a day around town.

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All White Outfit Under $125


Thank you to Walmart for sponsoring today's post! All opinion are my own.

walmart ev1 white shirt

walmart circus by sam edelman striped wedge

Lately, I've been loving monochromatic looks with a pop of pattern. And now that Spring is finally in full swing I'm trading in my darker colors for brights & whites. I love how this all-white look from Walmart turned out with a splash of blue & white stripes and a pastel purse! All under $125. 

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One Outfit, Two Shoes | Cute & Comfy Spring Sandals


Thank you to Bueno for sponsoring today's post! All opinions are my own.

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It's finally starting to look AND feel like Spring here in Virginia - thank goodness! I have so much fun warm weather content to share with you and am so excited to share some new shoes with you today! I've had quite a few requests for high-quality sandals and Spring footwear on Instagram lately so today's post is a two for one. One outfit, two fabulous pairs of shoes from Bueno footwear. 

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The Perfect Easter Dress


nordstrom ali & jay chambray in bloom georgette asymmetrical dress

Finally back at it with a blog post today! 

I apologize for the lack of posts lately, but I've been hard at work on the new site design (yes, a new enhanced Pardon Muah is coming soon!), better functionality, and even a newsletter! I'm so excited about it all I can barely stand it. So until May/June, I'll probably be publishing twoish posts a week as I start to transition things over. I do, however, have tons of content for Spring and from the recent RewardStyle Conference I attended so they may end up being more frequent than I anticipate!

Today, I wanted to share the perfect dress for Easter. I can't believe it's right around the corner. It feels like it was yesterday I was talking about how much time we had, and how late Easter is this year. Boyyy how time has been flying by!

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IG Round-Up | Affordable Fashion


amazon halter striped color patchwork pleated back hollow out maxi long dresses
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$25 LEOPARD SCRUNCHIE | $27 MAXI DRESS | $6 HOOP EARRINGS

I've gotten several requests over the last couple weeks to share more affordable clothing. And honestly, I've been sort of surprised by the request because I try to sprinkle in affordable pieces to every outfit. I realize I haven't been calling out prices quite as much as I used to so maybe that's where the confusion is coming from. So lately, I've been trying to highlight lots of affordable items on my Instagram feed... and thought a blog post recapping 10 affordable IG outfits would be fun! 

The halter maxi dress I've featured above is one of my favorite Amazon purchases to date (wearing small). I am still surprised by the quality and the fit. It's a great length too! I'm 5'2" and will be wearing mine with wedges as I have a couple inches of fabric on the bottom. The perfect dress for spring break or a sunny, tropical Summer vacation! 

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Spring Beauty Haul


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Finally Friday - YAY! I'm pumped up today because I actually made it to every 5:30 am Pure Barre class this week! Never in my life did I think I would be an early riser... still crossing my fingers but super happy to cross that goal off my list. I've actually enjoyed getting up at 4:30 am because I can get in my workout before my day would usually start. Ready to get my day in motion before 7 am! 

In other news, I've purchased quite a few new beauty products lately (I cleaned out and did a massive throw away) and thought I would share them all with you today and why I love them so much. 

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Recent Amazon Finds Under $100


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This past weekend I shared some of my favorite Amazon Finds on Instagram stories and it was a huge hit! So I thought I would share some additional finds under $100... most of which I picked up recently. As we all know, Amazon Prime can be a dangerous thing... all of a sudden boxes start showing up every day... and sometimes you don't even know what they contain, because you just couldn't control yourself with all of the amazing affordable finds.

Sound familiar to anyone?

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BLOGGING 101 | Round-Up


blogging 101 round up

For today's blog post I thought it might be fun to round up everything I've written about blogging. This year I started a series called BLOGGING 101 and previously wrote some additional posts that should still be helpful (like my photo equipment!). I get questions daily about how to start a blog and how to grow on social media so I thought it would be nice to put everything in one place!
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Try-On Haul | Ten Outfits Ready For Spring


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FLORAL BLOUSE: Cece c/o (tts, xs) | DISTRESSED SKINNY JEANS: Agolde (tts, 24 - great for petite!) | CLEAR STUDDED SANDALS: Jessica Simpson (tts)


I thought I would share something new today! I shared a decently lengthy Spring try-on haul yesterday afternoon on stories and I thought I would also share everything here! That way you have multiple ways to shop the looks, especially if you like shopping on your computer like me!

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Spring Favorites Under $100


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For today's Wear It Wednesday post I thought I would share some fun Spring pieces under $100. While I was looking, I found TONS of cute shoes and sandals... I may have even ordered four pairs for myself (oops!). I don't know about you, but I am MORE than ready for the weather to warm up. I always look forward to cooler Fall weather, but enough is enough. And they say we have a cold front coming... I mean I'm seriously #overit. Anybody else?!

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Justin's Red Velvet Cheesecake


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I'm so excited to share a baking post with all of you today! I actually didn't plan to post anything to do with cooking or baking, but I couldn't help but share when J decided to make a delicious red velvet cheesecake this weekend. I was so impressed I told him I had to document it and share. 

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MAC + Ulta Haul


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I stopped by the mall on Wednesday to return a couple things, and of course, as usual, I found a couple more things (plus some), to replace them. Does anyone else do that?!

I had a couple Back To MAC products burning a hole in my purse and was also in need of some new self-tanner. I've gotten into such a habit of self-tanning (once a week) that when I run out of something I use regularly, nothing else will do! I swear by my self-tanner & mitt, and while at the mall, picked up a couple new products I heard were good on Instagram. + some new makeup!

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Shopbop Sale | What I Own & Bought


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HIGH RISE DARK WASH SKINNY JEANS (true to size, wearing 24)

Woohoo! There's a super exciting SHOPBOP SALE starting today. You can receive 15% off orders over $200, 20% off orders over $500, and 25% off orders over $800! It runs through Saturday March 2, but as usual, the good things go fast. I'm SO excited they are having this event because my favorite style of skinny jeans are included, along with some of my bags, shoes, sunglasses, and even sale items are included! YASSS!! Above you'll find everything I own from SHOPBOP, including the items I purchased earlier today (distressed skinnies, hair tools bag, straw hat, and denim skirt). 

Keep reading to see the items I own and links to SHOP!

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14 Straw Bags Under $100 Perfect For Spring


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I started to put together a Spring favorites under $100 post for today, and saw so many new bags that I decided to make it solely about cute, affordable straw bags! Last year they flew off the shelves and I definitely made the mistake on waiting too long to snag several I loved.

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Workwear Basics & The Perfect $15 White Tee


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Happy Thursday, Friends! Who else got hit with a winter tundra yesterday?! J told me we were supposed to get snow but I had no idea when I woke up everything would be covered. So much so it took me 30 plus minutes to get all of the snow off my car so I could run up to the post office. And today it has almost all melted with the sun shining and a temperature high enough you don't even need a winter jacket. I seriously don't understand out weather this year...

It has been a hot second since I shared work attire here on the blog so today I wanted to share some fabulous basics and how you can wear an affordable tee with pieces that are a little more dressed up for the office. This is literally the best white tee you could have and it's only $15!

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Blogging 101: Finding Inspiration


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I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend! The weather here in SWVA was very "meh" so Justin and I did what we do best, and hung around the house. We did venture out to the gym but that was about it! At home, I cleaned out and up, filmed several try-on session for Instagram, and sorted through my schedule for the weeks to come. Things are calm for now, but come March, it's going to be busy busy, and then, before you know it, Summer will be here. I cannot wait for warmer weather. 

For today's post, I wanted to share another installment of Blogging 101.

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Valentine's Day Glam


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Happy Valentine's Day, Friends!

I hope your day Vday is off to a great start! J has to work all day so we're planning to grab take-out tacos and treats for a cozy dinner in... we went on our "actual" Valentine's Day dinner last Saturday so that we could stay out later and enjoy it. We went to one of our favorite local spots and had the most delicious meal! I even cheated on my non-dairy diet with baked goat cheese salad, buttered filet mignon, mashed potatoes, and finally a chocolate mousse pie (mmmm!).

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The Perfect Camo Tee Under $30


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Monday once again, gals & guys! I'm pretty pumped for this week to get started because I had a SUPER productive weekend and tomorrow I'm headed to Nashville with a bunch of my blogger friends for a day and a half of fun! I cannot wait to share everything with you on Instagram so make sure to follow along if you're interested to see what we get into, and all of the outfit changes.

Speaking of outfits... today's post is one of my new FAVS

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Adding Anti-Aging Skincare


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I've had several requests over the last few months for more skin care posts, and specifically, products that help with anti-aging. It's now something I'd put a lot of thought into previously, but not that I've turned the big 3-0 it's definitely on my mind.  I'm noticing more and more that I'm extremely expressive with my forehead and there are more and more wrinkles coming out to party. 

I found three anti-wrinkle, multi-action products from HSN by StriVectin that I cannot wait to share with all of you. Perfect for scaring the look of those crows feet and laugh lines away.

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Updated Hair Products & Tools



Lately, I've gotten a lot of questions about my hair products and tools so I thought it was the perfect time for an updated blog post! I would say the most commonly asked are about my shampoo & conditioner, volume spray, and curling iron. I've included them all, along with everything else I use consistently. You can also find ALL of my hair favorites under the SHOP tab >> Hair Routine!

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