Apps That Changed My Blogging Game

Being a blogger is a lot of work. It’s not just the perfectly edited, amazing daily life and vacation photos you see online. The, behind the scenes editing, is a lot of work and time. Aside from photoshoots, flatlays and home decor pictures you have to take. Then you have to edit them for posting on your Blog, Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest, etc. That can be time-consuming and stressful. These apps have totally saved me whether it be time, confusion or finding a great preset. They are the apps that I am currently using on the daily.

There are so many today and a lot of bloggers use a lot more apps or different ones but since I’m just diving all into this blogging thing I had to start from the bottom and figure it all out on my own. These apps were the easiest to understand and learn how to use for me so I’ve stuck with these through the years. I don’t use many and I don’t do much editing on my photos other than my preset but here’s a list of apps that have made things so much easier for me with my Instagram, blogging, and vlogging.

App List:

1. CONTINUAL (CUTS LARGER VIDEOS DOWN TO 15 SECOND CLIPS FOR INSTA STORIES)


2. iMOVIE (I USE THIS TO EDIT YOUTUBE AND INSTA STORY VIDEOS)


3. LIGHTROOM (ONE OF THE ONLY APPS I USE FOR EDITING PHOTOS. KEVIN USES LIGHTROOM ON HIS LAPTOP FOR BIGGER EDITS)


4. MOREBEAUTE2 (I’VE BEEN USING THIS APP SINCE INSTAGRAM STARTED. I USE IT MAINLY TO EITHER BRIGHTEN A PHOTO REALLY QUICK OR HIDE A BREAKOUT.)


5. CANVA (I USE BOTH THE APP AND DESKTOP VERSION. I MAINLY USE THE DESKTOP VERSION BECAUSE IT’S EASIER TO SAVE INDIVIDUAL PHOTOS RATHER THAN ALL THE PROJECTS AT ONCE. IT’S ALSO WHERE I DESIGNED MY MEDIA KIT, BUSINESS CARDS AND SOME OF MY INSTAGRAM STORIES TEMPLATES.)
CANVA APP LINK


6. TAILWIND (I USE THIS TO TELL ME WHAT TIMES TO POST ON WHAT DAYS. YOU CAN ALSO USE IT TO PLAN AND POST PHOTOS FOR YOU ON INSTAGRAM AND PINTEREST.)


7. HYPE TYPE (I USE THIS RARELY BUT IT’S SIMILAR TO CANVA WHERE YOU CAN DESIGN INSTAGRAM STORY POSTS.

I hope this post helped you a little more on your blogging journey. Whether you’re just posting for fun or to make this a full-time career. These will definitely help steer you in the right direction for having a more seamless, professional and organized feed.

What apps are you loving?

Always Remember You’re Beautiful!

-Lola

Black Friday in PrettyLittleThing

Who’s ready for Black Friday?! Now don’t get me wrong, when I talk about Black Friday i’m not talking about the going to the stores part. I’m talking about the online sales. I do most of my Black Friday shopping online. It’s easier because you don’t have to get up, get dressed and fight through traffic on the roads and in the stores. The long lines, the short stock, just yuck! You can shop all your favorite stores at the click of a mouse and stay in your pjs at the same time. Who doesn’t love that?

Online Shopping Tip:

Go in the store location first and try on things that you need to make sure they fit. Like jeans, pants, bras, etc. T-Shirts I know I can get a medium or large in. Medium if it’s TTS and Large if I want a little more room or an oversized fit. But doing that will help you when shopping online. If there is no store nearby or at all for the boutique you’re shopping at online, then take your body measurements and look on their size chart to match with a size. That will more than likely give you the right size when you receive it unless their size chart is really off in which usually doesn’t happen.

I can’t wait to Black Friday shop on PrettyLittleThing.us. I’ve been shopping on the site for over a year now and I love all the cute outfits they have at such affordable prices. They’re always on trend but I can stick to my budget rule of not paying outrageous prices for on trend items. Which is important because this mama likes to save money, lol.

I’ve put together this post to bring you some cute outfits you need to grab between now and Black Friday. PrettyLittleThing always has awesome sales and discount codes and Black Friday is no exception. I’ll definitely be on the site grabbing all the things, lol. But make sure you get on there early because all the cute things sell out quick (at least everything I want in my size) *insert cry face emoji* lol.


This first outfit is so cute and so me because it’s got 2 of my favorite things, comfort and camo in the mix, lol. This Shape Camo Joggers and Sweater set is so comfy and cute. You can style the crop top with a cami or bodysuit if you don’t want tummy out. This set also comes in 2 other colors.
PrettyLittleThing.com/SHAPE CAMO SIDE STRIPE JOGGERS
PrettyLittleThing.com/SHAPE CAMO SIDE STRIPE SWEATER


I love this AURIEL BURGUNDY KNITTED JOGGER JUMPER loungewear set. It’s so comfy, like wearing a sweater all over your body. It’s perfect for fall because it’s not super thick but not too thin either. The pullover can be worn off the shoulder and I sized up for a more oversized fit.

PrettyLittleThing.com/AURIEL BLACK JOGGER JUMPER KNITTED LOUNGE SET


I got this BASIC V NECK T SHIRT DRESS in 2 colors because I thought it was so cute. I feel like it’s more flattering on my shape when I wear it with a knot either on the side or in front. It adds a nice silhouette to my body. It can be worn like a deep v or off the shoulder. I paired it with a jean jacket because it’s a dress that can be transitioned into fall and a jean jacket is good for places that don’t get cold at all but a little cool. Because the jacket can still be worn inside stores or restaurants (at least I do because I’m always cold, lol.) But the dress can be worn alone with light accessories or dressed up for a night out. I love versatile clothing pieces and these dresses definitely are.

PrettyLittleThing.com/BASIC KHAKI V NECK T SHIRT DRESS
PrettyLittleThing.com/BASIC CAMEL V NECK T SHIRT DRESS


This cute PRETTYLITTLETHING BLACK T SHIRT DRESS I had to have because it’s cute but casual. It can be worn all year round for me (I live in Florida) or anyone else that has warm weather for a majority of the year. A T-shirt Dress is something every girl needs to have in her wardrobe because it’s effortless casual cute. It has the relaxed casual comfort of a basic t-shirt and the length and style of a dress. Just add some cute accessories like a layered necklace, baseball hat and sneakers and you instantly look effortlessly cute and put together.

PrettyLittleThing.com/PRETTYLITTLETHING BLACK T SHIRT DRESS

A few more items I’m currently adding to cart.:


PrettyLittleThing.com/RUST KNITTED LOUNGE SET

PrettyLittleThing.com/GREY STRIPED OVERSIZED T SHIRT DRESS

PrettyLittleThing.com/BLACK TRIPLE BANDED T SHIRT DRESS

PrettyLittleThing.com/PRETTYLITTLETHING WHITE OVERSIZED LONG SLEEVE T SHIRT DRESS

PrettyLittleThing.com/SAGE GREEN OVERSIZED SWEATER DRESS

PrettyLittleThing.com/BLACK FAUX LEATHER ZIP DETAIL BIKER JACKET

PrettyLittleThing.com/BLACK MID HEEL ANKLE BOOT
*Some photos from PrettyLittleThing site*

FIT TIPS:
-Sets are TTS and have good stretch. I’m wearing a size 8 in Camo Set and size Medium in Black set.
-T-Shirt Dress runs TTS. I’m wearing a size 6.
-Olive and Tan Basic V-Neck T-Shirt Dresses run a little big, I’m wearing a size 8 but I would have sized down.


Sizing reference:
I’m 5’8″. Typically wear 9-9.5 in shoes and a size 10 if they run small. M/L in tops and dresses. 6-8 in Jeans depending on make and brand.

I hope this post helped you guys find some cute things to grab during Black Friday. Let me know in the comments if you’ve got your eyes on anything from PrettyLittleThing. Are there any other online shops you can’t wait to catch sales on?

Always Remember You’re Beautiful!

-Lola

October Instagram Roundup

(FEATURED IMAGE) T-SHIRT || JEANS SHORTS || CONVERSE

It’s crazy to think that it’s already November! October flew by and we’re already into my birthday month. I can’t believe we’re now 1 month away from Christmas! So here is my recap for October. I’m giving y’all outfit details, and quick links for my October Insta posts. Also, don’t forget that you can find me @lolanicoleblogs on the free 21Buttons app and that way you can shop all my outfits with a quick click without waiting for a blog post to go live.


MUSTARD OVERSIZED SWEATER DRESS || SLOUCHY RIDING BOOTS || USE CODE LXLOLA FOR $ OFF YOUR EXTENSIONS

This is one of my favorite dress styles ever! They’re so comfortable and loose. Oversized anything is all the rage right now so this is definitely on trend right now. This dress is TTS so you can get your regular size and it should fit oversized enough.


T-SHIRT || LEGGINGS || MULES || CLEAR LENS GLASSES || PHONE CASE

I love me some leggings. My How To Dress Up Leggings Series on the blog should give that away, lol. This outfit is one of my favs because it’s so quick and easy to put together. The leggings are some of my favorite basic jersey leggings from Old Navy and my t-shirt is A New Day brand from Target. These tees are so comfy and affordable, only $8!! My mules add a more pulled together look with ease and are also from Target.


V-NECK T-SHIRT || LAYERED CHOKER || NAMEPLATE NECKLACE || MATTE LIPSTICK

I love layering necklaces and this one from Mystic Rose Jewelry is perfect for that. It already has a layering element so you can add another necklace with it for an instant layering effect. Plus both of my necklaces come in a Silver or Gold option. You can use my code LOLA10 for 10% off your order at Mystic Rose.


LIPSTICK || EYELINER || EYEBROW PENCIL || EYESHADOW PALETTE

I received this box from Influenster and Joah Beauty and I’m loving the makeup. I especially love the lipstick. It’s a matte formula and the color is the perfect neutral everyday nude color. The shadows are so smooth and buttery and I’m loving the eyebrow pencil. I would definitely check them out. They are available exclusively at your local CVS stores.


T-SHIRT || SIMILAR PANT OPTIONS || NIKE SLIDES

I love camo, it’s one of my favorite prints. I’ve had these cargo pants for so long I have no idea where they’re from now, lol. I will link a few similar options. My top is one of my favorite basic tees from the A New Day brand available at Target. My slides are mens nike slides, I wear a size 8 in mens because it’s a size 9 in women’s. They run TTS but are a little tight when they’re brand new so you will have to wear them a few times to loosen them up.


T-SHIRT || FRUIT OF THE LOOM ZIP HOODIE || FRUIT OF THE LOOM JOGGER SWEATPANTS || OLD SKOOL VANS

I love these Fruit of the Loom sets. I seriously run to Walmart every year they’re put out. They’re so comfortable and still look stylish without breaking the bank. They’re in the men’s section (yes, I love mens clothing when I want a good oversized, comfy fit, lol.) My ASPCA Vans I purchased last Christmas so they’re no longer available but I will link some similar.


AURIEL BLACK JOGGER JUMPER KNITTED LOUNGE SET || DODGE DURANGO GT || NIKE AIR HUARACHE || POM BEANIE

This set is so comfy. It was also surprisingly warm and feels like wearing a sweater all over your body. The sweater can be worn off one shoulder or both. The joggers have a drawstring waist and so comfy. This set is TTS.


WENDY’S CAMPAIGN

This was just our cute little Wendy’s campaign. The kids were loving it, lol.


BLOOMING JELLY PLAID PATCHWORK TOP || TALL POWERSTRETCH ST. CLAIR FLARE JEANS || SIMILAR HEELS

This top is my fall feels fav right now. The plaid patchwork detailing is so cute and just adds a cute holiday vibe to this grey slightly oversized top. I sized up to a large for a more oversized fit but the top fits TTS. My jeans are from Alloy Apparel and are some of my fav flare leg jeans and they’re in a size 7 and a 37″ inseam. They’re the tall length. They are really stretchy so you can size down one in these.


FUELED BY CAFFEINE & CHAOS TEE || CAPTAIN OF CHAOS MENS TEE || CHAOS CREW KIDS TEE || DISTRESSED BOYFRIEND STRAIGHT JEANS FOR WOMEN || VANS

Our fun little family day at the Pumpkin Patch was a great opportunity to update some of our family photos. These tees are so cute and from one of my favorite mom shops on Instagram Mom Life Must Haves. My jeans and hubbys Shorts are from Old Navy and the kids jeans were gifts from grandma but I believe they’re all from Old Navy as well.


PRETTYLITTLETHING JOGGER SET || NIKE AIR HUARACHE


BLOOMING JELLY PLAID PATCHWORK TOP || TALL POWERSTRETCH ST. CLAIR FLARE JEANS


PLT CROPPED CAMO SWEATER || PLT CAMO SIDE STRIPE JOGGERS || SNEAKERS (SIRENS IN STORE PURCHASE) NO LINK || SLEEVELESS MOCK NECK BODYSUIT

I love this set. I paired it with a bodysuit to show options for still being able to wear cropped sweaters when you don’t want your tummy out. This set is definitely TTS so I would have sized down one if I wanted it to be really fitting but I wanted it to be a little more loose. Also these can be worn high wasted or at the hip because of the drawstring waist.


TEN SIXTY SHERMAN LONG SLEEVE COWL NECK PULLOVER SWEATER || THEMOGAN WOMEN’S COWL NECK SWEATER || JERSEY LEGGINGS FOR WOMEN || SUNGLASSES

This was the beginning of my How To Dress Up Leggings series. I wanted to show how you can go from running errands in athleisure to drinks with friends or a casual date night outfit without needing to put a whole new outfit on. Pairing a nice tunic sweater with your leggings and then ditching your slides or sneakers for some shoes with a dressier detailing will help add a more put together look to your outfit without too much fuss. I added a pop of color with my pink and rose gold shades for an added touch of fun.


PRETTYLITTLETHING BLACK T-SHIRT DRESS || JEAN JACKET (OLD) || SHOEDAZZLE SNEAKERS || SUNNIES

T-shirt dresses are awesome. They’re so cute and comfy and can be dressed up or down. I usually like to pair mine with a nice jean jacket and some sneakers or slides. Just depends on the days to do list. My jean jacket is from Dresslink (old) but I linked some jean jacket options on the 21Buttons app under @lolanicoleblogs and these sneakers are from Shoedazzle, they have the cutest shoes and so many different options and styles.


DAY-TO-DAY POCKET DRESS || PLT CROPPED CAMO JACKET || SAUCONY JAZZ ORIGINAL VINTAGE ||

This Day-to-Day Pocket Dress is from Modest Shopping and the best part about it is the material doesn’t wrinkle ever. So no need to break out the steamer, lol.

 
JJ BEAN CLASSIC COWLNECK CASHMERE SWEATER || LATTICE-HEM ANKLE LEGGINGS FOR WOMEN || LACE UP OVER THE KNEE BOOTS || STEVE MADDEN BJADA BLACK


JED FASHION WOMEN’S CHUNKY CABLE KNIT TURTLENECK SWEATER || THEMOGAN WOMEN’S COWL TURTLE NECK SWEATER || LATTICE-HEM ANKLE LEGGINGS FOR WOMEN || WOMEN’S TASSLE POINTED MULES


FUELED BY CAFFEINE & CHAOS TEE || DISTRESSED BOYFRIEND STRAIGHT JEANS || SLIP ON VANS

Pumpkin Patch fun in one of my favorite mom tees.


TEN SIXTY SHERMAN LONG SLEEVE COWL NECK PULLOVER SWEATER || HOW TO: DRESS UP LEGGINGS

I spend my life in the car, lol. #momlife right? LOL


RIBBED LINGERIE BODYSUIT || MID-RISE PIXIE JACQUARD ANKLE PANTS FOR WOMEN || HOW TO: HOLIDAY PANTS

When you don’t want to wear a dress or deal with an uncomfortable outfit all night for a holiday get together or party, than some statement holiday dress pants are what you need in your wardrobe.


PRETTYLITTLETHING BLACK T-SHIRT DRESS || SNEAKERS || LONGLINE DISTRESSED DENIM JACKET


PLT BASIC KHAKI V NECK T-SHIRT DRESS || PLT GREEN CROPPED CAMO TRUCKER JACKET


MID-RISE PIXIE FULL-LENGTH PANTS FOR WOMEN || SLEEVELESS MOCK NECK BODYSUIT || WOMEN’S ANOTOINETTE WOVEN TASSLE POINTED MULES – A NEW DAY™ BLACK


LATTICE-HEM ANKLE LEGGINGS FOR WOMEN || LACE UP BOOTS || SHORT SLEEVE SWEATER OPTION

Always Remember You’re Beautiful!

-Lola

How To: Style Leggings for Fall

Leggings are great. They can be worn year round, they come in many different styles, patterns and fabrics now. So if you have that favorite comfortable pair of leggings but you don’t want to look like you’ve just grabbed them off the floor from the night before and ran out the door to drop the kids off to school. (yes I’m speaking from experience. No shame in my mom game, lol.) Then this post should help give you a few styled ideas to take your leggings from casual to dressed up in no time.

I wanted to style some basic leggings 3 ways since Fall is in full effect. Sweaters are all the rage and are the perfect option to put on when there’s a chill in the air. You can layer them over a top or find a sweater that’s great to throw on alone. Add some cute mules or boots, a few accessories and you’re good to go.

I’ve linked some cute sweater and legging options for every budget so that you can get to styling those leggings and show the world your style.

Leith Oversize Turtleneck Sweater

Halogen Oversized Turtleneck Tunic Sweater

Topshop Turtleneck Sweater Dress

Slouchy Garter-Stitch Turtleneck Sweater for Women

Slouchy Garter-Stitch Turtleneck Sweater for Women

Old Navy Lattice-Hem Ankle Leggings for Women

Old Navy Jersey Leggings for Women

Old Navy High-Rise Faux-Leather/Ponte Zip-Pocket Street Leggings for Women

Old Navy High-Rise 7/8-Length Lattice-Hem Yoga Leggings for Women

Women’s Anotoinette Woven Tassle Pointed Mules – A New Day™ Black

Traffic Shoe Boots

Lace Up Over The Knee Boots

FIT TIPS:
-Leggings are TTS. I’m wearing a size Medium.
-Sweaters run TTS. I’m wearing a size Medium in all 3.
-Mules run TTS but I’m wearing a size 10 because there were no size 9.5 left.
-Boots run TTS 


Sizing reference:
I’m 5’8″. Typically wear 9-10 in shoes depending on if they run TTS or a little bigger. M/L in tops, leggings and dresses. 6-8 in Jeans depending on make and brand.

Do you have a favorite pair of leggings you’re now inspired to dress up? Go ahead girl, pull on those leggings and that cute sweater and strut your stuff. Thank me later. ;0)

Always Remember You’re Beautiful!

-Lola

How To: Holiday Pants

Black Ribbed Lingerie Bodysuit
Mid-Rise Pixie Ankle Pants for Women in Tobacco Leaf
Mid-Rise Pixie Jacquard Ankle Pants for Women in Houndstooth
Women’s Anotoinette Woven Tassle Pointed Mules – A New Day™ Black

The holidays are around the corner and sometimes I still want to be comfortable while looking great. So sometimes dress pants are a great option to get out of wearing a dress. I love a good dress pant, especially when it has a beautiful design to it. These Gold Foil Pixie Pants from Old Navy are one of my favorite pants I bought during one of the holiday sales Old Navy had last year.

These pants are currently sold out but I paired these with a basic black bodysuit from Forever 21 and Targets Anotoinette Woven Tassle Pointed Mules. The beautiful gold design of the pants and the tassels and gold detail on the mules adds instant dressy touches to the outfit and makes it perfect for cocktails or a holiday party.

I’ve linked a few other pixie pants options since mine are currently sold out.

FIT TIPS:
-Pants are TTS and have good stretch. I’m wearing a size 2 Regular.
-Sweater runs TTS. I’m wearing a size Medium.
-Mules run TTS but I’m wearing a size 10 because there were no size 9.5 left.


Sizing reference:
I’m 5’8″. Typically wear 9-9.5 in shoes and a size 10 if they run small. M/L in tops and dresses. 6-8 in Jeans depending on make and brand.

Do you have Holiday party plans this year? Who’s ready for all the delicious holiday food because that’s literally my favorite part, lol. Let me know in the comments.

Always Remember You’re Beautiful!

-Lola

Plaid Patchwork Top


PLAID PATCHWORK TOP
TALL POWERSTRETCH ST. CLAIR FLARE JEANS

Long Sleeve Shirt Plaid Affair

First of all I love Fall! With this top I get all the fall feels, especially in anything plaid. There is nothing I love more and I try and wear it year round honestly, lol. It’s one of my favorite prints. Thank goodness plaid is still a trend this fall too!

So when I got this adorable grey plaid patchwork top in the mail from Blooming Jelly, I couldn’t wait to shoot in it. It’s not too thick and not too thin. It can be worn with or without a jacket and has the perfect thickness for layering with a jacket or cardigan. If you aren’t sold on it yet then the UNDER $20 price tag should do the trick! ;0)

My jeans are from Alloy Apparel and are the best. Most noteworthy is that they fit so well and best of all they come in tall length too. I’m wearing a size 7 and the 37” inseam length. They are also low rise and the denim isn’t restricting and has a good amount of stretch to them. So I definitely recommend grabbing a pair because they’re under $70 and so good.

FIT TIPS:
-Jeans are TTS but have a little stretch if you get a size that’s a size smaller. I’m wearing a size 7 and 37” inseam.
-Top runs TTS. I’m wearing a size Large for a more loose and oversized fit.

Sizing Reference:
I’m 5’8″. Typically wear 9-9.5 in shoes and a size 10 if they run small. M/L in tops and dresses. 6-8 in Jeans depending on make and brand.

So what are your favorite prints of the season? What print do you go for most while shopping? I’m also loving leopard and camo print. Let me know in the comments below.

Always Remember You’re Beautiful!

-Lola

How To: Dress Up Leggings

I love leggings! Athleisure is one of my favorite clothing styles and I’m so glad it’s style is still going strong. But sometimes you need to dress things up but have no time to change into a whole new outfit. So I put together an outfit styled with basic Jersey Leggings from Old Navy to show how everyday leggings can be worn out for drinks or a casual date night.

I paired these Old Navy Jersey Leggings for Women with a black long sleeve cowl neck sweater (link) and Black Women’s Karoline Backless Loafer Mules – A New Day. The sleekness of the sweater and the silver studded detail on the mules add dressier touches to the leggings and make what would normally be a very casual outfit fit for an evening out after running errands during the day.

I’ve linked a few other sweater and legging options because my sweater is currently sold out.

Nordstrom Ten Sixty Sherman Long Sleeve Cowl Neck Pullover Sweater
L.L. Bean Classic Cashmere Sweater, Cowlneck
TheMogan Women’s Cowl Turtle Neck Cable Knit Pullover Sweater Long Tunic Jumper
Women’s Heather Dark Grey Jersey Leggings
Women’s Karoline Backless Loafer Mules – A New Day™ Black
Sunnies

FIT TIPS:
-Leggings are TTS but have good stretch. I’m wearing a size medium.
-Sweater runs TTS. I’m wearing a size Medium.
-Mules run TTS but I’m wearing a size 10 because there were no size 9.5 left.


Sizing reference:
I’m 5’8″. Typically wear 9-9.5 in shoes and a size 10 if they run small. M/L in tops and dresses. 6-8 in Jeans depending on make and brand.

Do you love leggings? How do you style yours from day to night? Let me know in the comments.

Always Remember You’re Beautiful!

-Lola

I Love Being in my #UnderWhere

I love comfort. Anyone who knows me knows I like to dress up but what I love even more is dressing down, lol. Find me a comfortable pair of cute sweats or joggers and I’m all set. I also don’t have to spend an arm and a leg to find a cute and equally comfortable set. Which is why I will run straight to Walmart and go for the Fruit of the Loom sets. I love their zip up jackets and drawstring waist joggers. They’re in the mens section which I also love because I like for my jogger sets to fit a little loose rather than clinging to my body. The best part is they’re so affordable. You really can’t go wrong with these sets. Especially if you’ve been eyeing those cute sets in the mall for double and triple the price.

These sets are under $25 for the jacket and joggers together, they’re a great material as well. Thick enough to keep you warm and cozy but thin enough when the weather is a little warmer than expected. Walmart has really been stepping up their clothing game and these jogger sets are no exception. Run and grab some sets while you can, they come in over 4 colors but they sell out quick.

O U T F I T – D E T A I L S:
Fruit of the Loom Men’s Dual Defense EverSoft Fleece Full Zip Hooded Sweatshirt
Fruit of the Loom Men’s Dual Defense EverSoft Jogger Sweatpants
Women’s Any Day V-Neck Short Sleeve T-Shirt – A New Day™

FIT TIPS:
-Sneakers can run a bit small. I’m wearing a 9 but I would have sized up to a 9.5 or 10.
-Jogger Sets run TTS. I’m wearing a size Small in the joggers and zip up hoodie.

I hope this post was helpful in finding you a cute and affordable jogger set that won’t break the bank but you still look super cute like you just left the mall. If you download the 21 Buttons app and then find me @lolanicoleblogs I posted this suit with a direct shop link and then I tagged a few other options as well.

Always Remember You’re Beautiful!

-Lola

My Top 8 Amazon Finds 2018

Hey Babes! So, I’m excited for today’s post because it involves one of my most favorite places to shop online. Amazon! I literally go to Amazon for everything and I’m obsessed with my prime membership. We’ve had prime for years now and it’s literally the best thing ever. I mean I’m sure my mailman is tired of seeing my name on packages but ya know, lol. I can get literally anything from gadgets, household items, groceries, clothing, jewelry, ect. I put together a list of things I have purchased recently that I’m loving. Some things I use on the daily and they make my life so much easier. I wanted to share the top things I have purchased that I have taken with me through the years that I still use and love so much.

 

My Favorite Mug Warmer

Evelots Desktop Electric Mug Warmer for Coffee-Tea-Cocoa-Soup-Scented Candles
This little gadget is a life saver for me. Whether you’re a busy mom or just busy throughout the day. If you’re a coffee drinker like me or even a tea drinker, this helps keep your mug warm so you don’t have to revisit the microwave 423234880 times like I did before I got this, lol. I can actually finish a full cup of coffee before making another one.

Plaid Patchwork Top

Blooming Jelly Womens Long Sleeve Shirt Plaid Color Block Tops Pocket Elbow Patchwork Knit Tee(Large,Grey)
I love this top. It’s perfect for fall. The plaid detailing is so cute and the material is soft. It is a bit on the thinner side but that works if you live somewhere that doesn’t really get that cold like ever and just gets a little cooler but you still wanna be fall fashion forward. It’s also not a thick bulky material so its great for layering with a jacket, vest or cardigan. It is TTS and I normally wear a medium but I got it in a Large because I wanted a more oversized fit.

iPhone Rechargeable Selfie Ring Light

Phone Selfie Light, IRuiYinGo USB Rechargeable 36 LED Ring Light with 3-Levels Brightness Portable Clip On Phone, Mini Night Selfie Fill Light (Pink)
Not having the perfect selfie lighting is such a first world problem, lol. But this inexpensive portable selfie light will help your cell phone photos that much better. It’s so helpful when you’re trying to get that perfect selfie but the lighting sucks. Whether you’re in a car, in a dark room or outside at night. This will help make your photos Instagram ready. It’s easy to use and rechargeable. It has settings so you can adjust the lighting accordingly and its way more affordable that some other selfie light options. It clips right to the top of your phone and fits in your bag.

Flexible Camera and Go Pro Tripod Stand

Action Camera Cam Sport Camcorder Mini Tripod Flexible Stand Tripod Compatible with GoPro Hero 6 5/4/3 Session Sony Garmin Virb XE SJCAM Xiaomi Yi Table Desk Tripod Travel Portable Video Tripod
This is perfect and so inexpensive. I use it when we travel and just around town when I want to vlog for my YouTube channel. I have even used it with my DSLR and it still holds it up without it falling over or being too heavy for the tripod. This is perfect if you’re just starting out with vlogging or recording videos because it is inexpensive and easy to use and travel with. It fits in literally any bag.

Ice Roller for Face and Eyes

ESARORA Stainless Steel Ice Roller for Face & Eye,Puffiness,Migraine,Pain Relief and Minor Injury,Skin Care Products (White)
I’ve been loving my Ice Roller. It’s the best thing for my tired, hot and overworked skin. Especially living in a hot state like Florida, Ice Rolling has been the best thing I could have stumbled upon for my skin care routine. I have a full post about it here and it also includes some of my current skincare products I use daily. Ice rolling helps with inflammation, makeup application prep, sunburn and so much more.

Crystal Tear Drop Clip On Earrings

Topwholesalejewel Wedding Earrings Gold Plating Crystal Oval Shape Clip On Earrings
These earrings will dress up any outfit in an instant. They’re so pretty and look expensive without actually being expensive at all. I have to wear clip on earrings because my ears are gauged and I ripped one a few years ago and keep forgetting to make an appointment to fix it, lol. So clip ons help me to still look fashionable and put together without having to worry about not having normal pierced ears. Amazon has a great selection of them as well. They’re great for people with my ear issue or those whom don’t have pierced ears or have a similar ear issues.

My Favorite Amazon Beauty Sponge

Aesthetica Cosmetics Beauty Sponge Blender – Latex Free and Vegan Makeup Sponge – For Powder, Cream or Liquid Application – One Piece
These beauty sponges are my favorite blenders I have purchased online so far. I have like 4 of them now. I have the Original Beauty Blender as well which I love but these are so affordable and work just as great. They’re really great quality and do an awesome job of blending my makeup into my skin and giving me that flawless face look. They also have different sizes so you’re able to pick which one is right for you and they’re great if you’re looking for a more affordable beauty sponge option.

Glass Multi-Function Monitor and Laptop Stand

Eutuxia [White] Tempered Glass Multi-function Universal Monitor Laptop Multimedia Stand with 2.0 USB Ports, Cup Holder & Phone Dock
I have my Mac desktop sitting on this and I love it. Its sleek design gives a nice professional appearance while also helping save space on your desk. It has 3 usb ports so you can charge your phone or anything that has a usb connector. You can also plug-in usb memory sticks, it’s just such a help, especially if you work at a desk often.

That’s it for this list of my current favs, some that I have been using for years. I love doing posts like this and helping people find good deals that also help with making everyday life easier. If you like these kinds of top choice posts let me know in the comments below and I will definitely put more together to post on the blog. I hope you loves have an amazing Monday!

Always Remember You’re Beautiful!

Lola

September Instagram Recap

It’s October already babes! One of my most favorite holiday months. Halloween is legit my fav, lol. Anyway I’m going to be putting together so many Fall and Winter transitional outfits this month so keep an eye out for those. I’m back today to round up all of my September IG Posts (link Instagram) for y’all to make it easier to find and shop everything in one place. I know I say this every Recap but it’s important so I’ll say it again, this will help if you happen to miss when something is posted you can find it all here for the previous month. I also have continued to do more Insta try on hauls since y’all voted for more of those and I always add them in the try on highlights on my Instagram (link insta). So if you ever have questions about an outfit or something in a picture I post you can check there or just head back to my blog on the 1st Friday of every month to get a recap. As I have already said Instagram (link insta) changed the algorithm. They make your feed based on exactly what they “think” you want to see by who and what you engage with. So please remember to keep engaging with my photos (likes and comments) and watch my stories so my posts keep showing up in your feed. ;0)

In September I’ve been settling into the preset I made and I love it. You may have noticed a subtle can’t quite put your finger on it change and that was it, lol. I also have been getting the hang of planning and using my planners more as well as starting some new books I made a blog post about last month as well. There was also a pretty awesome giveaway posted on my Instagram last month so if you aren’t already following me head over to my Instagram (link) and hit that blue button so you don’t miss out on the next one coming up.


Similar Long Tee in 3 Colors
Lace Trim Bike Shorts
Similar Fur Slides
Motherhood Tumbler
Similar Steve Madden Leather Sport Backpack
Multiple Aviator Options


Pullover (comes in other colors) | Similar Joggers (mine sold out) | American Apparel Knee High Socks | American Apparel Thigh High Socks | A Simplified Life: Tactical Tools for Intentional Living (Hardcover) (Emily Ley) | Similar Phone Case Options | Bedding | Comforter | Songesand 3 Drawer Dresser | Erin Grey Bed | Similar King Throw | Assorted Throw Pillows | Leaf Mug | Similar Sweater Weather Mug


My DIY Post on How We Built My Entryway Table
Fall Decor Purchased from: The Dollar Tree,
Little Houses, Flowers and Milk Bottles from Target Dollar Spot
Baskets from Walmart

My Wax Warmer Sold Out But Here’s Something Similar


Pullover (comes in other colors) | Similar Joggers (mine sold out) | American Apparel Knee High Socks | American Apparel Thigh High Socks | A Simplified Life: Tactical Tools for Intentional Living (Hardcover) (Emily Ley) | Similar Phone Case Options | Bedding | Comforter | Songesand 3 Drawer Dresser | Erin Grey Bed | Similar King Throw | Assorted Throw Pillows | Leaf Mug | Similar Sweater Weather Mug


Bedding | Comforter | Songesand 3 Drawer Dresser | Erin Grey Bed | Similar King Throw | Assorted Throw Pillows


My Planner
Marble Notebook
52 Lists Project
52 Lists for Happiness
52 Lists for Togetherness (Release date 9/25/2018)


Similar Cropped Camo Jacket
Similar Olive Dress Options (Mine Sold Out)
Clutch in 4 Different Color Options
Clear Lens Glasses
Camo Slipons Unavailable Online Bought In Store From Sirens Fashions
Clip on Tear Drop Earrings


Similar Jean Dress Option (Mine Sold Out)
Blue Zip up Hoodie
Luna Sandal in Navy
Aviator Options
Clutch in 4 Color Options


Tori Tunic
Similar Hat (Click Color Black Option)
Sneakers from Sirens (Purchased in store)


FabFitFun Unboxing


We The Free People Tee
Lattice-Hem Ankle Leggings for Women
Women’s Karoline Backless Loafer Mules – A New Day™ Black


My Current Skincare Routine and Face Rolling


FabFitFun Unboxing


Easy Living Tank Dress
Old Navy Leggings


Jumpsuit Options (Jumpsuit pictured is Sold Out)

As always I make sure to link everything underneath each photo and if it’s not able to be linked or it’s sold out I will post something similar for you to try as well. If you have any questions at all, please leave a comment below & I’ll get back to you ASAP! Sign up with your email here so you won’t miss a blog post from me. I hope your Friday is an amazing one!

Sizing reference:

I’m 5’8″. Typically wear 9-9.5 in shoes and a size 10 if they run small. M/L in tops and dresses. 6-8 in Jeans depending on make and brand.

Always Remember You’re Beautiful!

-Lola