Friday, August 31, 2018

the perfect transitional piece you need in your closet

Can y'all even believe that today is the first day of SEPTEMBER and that it's almost FALL? It blows my mind how quickly this year has been passing us by! For those of you who are familiar with the up and down temperatures that come along with living in North Carolina, you know our fall seasons are always hit or miss. One year I'll be bundled up in endless layers of clothing, and the next year I'll be walking around in shorts and rompers in October. Our unpredictable weather can cause the same question to pop up every morning: "What on earth am I supposed to wear?"

I won't lie, sometimes I literally stare at my closet for 10 minutes straight because I'm at a loss as to what I should wear to work. Do I have plenty of clothes to choose from? Yes. Do I get super confused when society tells me it's time to wear sweaters, but it's still 90 degrees outside? ABSOLUTELY, YES. Especially when you're in a rush to work and trying to get from point A to point B in a timely manner, it can get stressful figuring out how to dress for the season when the weather isn't matching up.

Have no fear because I have the solution to your problem: SKIRTS. Yes, skirts. Mini skirts have been becoming bigger and bigger every year, and I can't tell you how many adorable suede, denim, and leather skirts I have already seen circulating on social media this year for Fall. This cute new trend can help you make your transition from Summer to Fall that much simpler. 

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

My Top Makeup Faves + VIB Rouge Sephora Sale

Happy Wednesday, friends! Can y'all believe it's almost September? It feels like this year has just FLOWN by! Anyways, for those of you who are obsessed with Sephora as much as I am, I'm sure you know there's an exciting 20% off sale going on for VIB Rouge members. Sephora has always been a store where I literally lose all sense of self-control as I shop. I honestly don't even know how to use half of the products effectively, nor do I really know how to successfully do makeup either. But, all their products are beyond tempting. Especially when they're on sale.
Obviously, everyone is different and has their specific preferences on what kind of look they want to achieve with their makeup. Since I typically get ready for work each morning, I prefer a more natural, everyday look. If I'm going someplace special or have an occasion to dress up for, I'll make my makeup a little more dramatic. (Not too dramatic though, because I can't pull that off like some gals can).
It actually took me awhile (literally my 25 years of life) to finally find the products that work best for ME. It took some experimenting with different products and brands, and I recently have found the right ones that I'm confident with - and I'm here to share my top 10! I know everyone is different and has different skin types, etc - but, these work for me and I hope they can work for you too! Especially with the VIB sale going on... now is the time to snag these awesome products!
Sunday, August 26, 2018

Welcome to the Holly J Way!

Hi, everyone! Welcome to my first official post as a somewhat blogger. If you are reading this right now, it means you must have a little bit of faith in me; and for that, I am beyond grateful. To be quite honest, I have absolutely no idea what I'm doing. No idea. I even had my kind boyfriend try and create this blog for me earlier today, because he has very impressive HTML coding knowledge. During his quest on trying to help me set this up and it resulting in myself being genuinely confused, I realized he may just know more about blogging than I do - because I literally know nothing. NOTHING. But, that's the beauty of this entire process. I want to use this blog as an outlet to express and combine my love for fashion, creativity, and writing all into one cohesive place. And if you want to follow along and share this journey with me, then let's give this thing a shot.