BUENO!


As many of you know, one of my favorite things about fashion and styling is mixing prints. However, another favorite of mine that I don't talk about often is COMFORTABLE SHOES! If the shoe is not comfy, I will definitely not being wearing. With that said, when I find a shoe brand that meets all my expectation, I gotta shout it from the rooftop! I recently discovered the shoe brand Bueno: Bueno footwear combines beautiful colors with a delicate balance of style and comfort. This balance is achieved with hand-worked buttery leather, soft supple lining and artistic silhouettes. Their shoes are handmade in Turkey and sold in over 30 countries!


My favorite pair of Bueno shoes are the Laurel flats. I love the espadrille detail and fun leather tassels. Also love how the dusty mauve color goes with everything in the summer time! I've been styling these all sorts of ways the last few weeks:



Lastly, I also tried out their Bella flat. I typically stick to more of a heel when picking out shoes however, the pointy toe and perforated geometric detailing was too cute to pass up! They are just as comfy as the Laurel too. WIN!



If you are interested in shopping Bueno, feel free to use my discount code:
Prang20 for 20% off!


xoxo

Pumped For Heart Health with Gordmans!




*THIS POST WAS SPONSORED BY GORDMANS*
As you all have seen on my Instagram this month, I’ve been sharing all about the Gordmans #getpumpedforhearthealth campaign! For every photo shared with the hashtag, Gordmans will donate a $1 to The American Heart Association in honor of Heart Health Month! How cool is that?!

Although April is coming to an end, that doesn’t mean being aware of your health should stop. I’m a firm believer that what you do now will pave the path for your future - health wise especially. I’m not sure if it’s because I grew up playing sports or with healthy foods, but I’ve always been very aware of my health. Heart disease does run in my family and if you know me, anything health related scares me to death! Honestly gives me more anxiety than I would like to admit. I’m trying to live my life well balanced to help prevent any major health issues in my future. I’m not perfect - I love indulging, you can FOR SURE see me ordering my veggie salad with a side of fries…

Let’s back back back-it-up a sec —

When I was born the doctors thought I had a hole in my heart. Luckily, all was good but I have grown up with a heart murmur. Nothing too scary just your typical “you need to take medicine before you get your teeth cleaned” type of thing. Why? The AHA recommended people with heart problems take short-term antibiotics before the dentist to reduce the risk of an infection of the heart’s lining or valves caused by oral bacteria. It was super interesting to me. 

During elementary school I used to get these heart flutters that would take my breath away. I distinctly remember the feeling as it happens here and there still to this day. OKAY let’s be real, I’ve always been way too in-tune with my body ever since I can remember. But anyway, elementary school — I got those flutters and it really scared me. I had to wear a heart monitor 24/7 to school and soccer at the time. When I felt the flutters come on my mom had to dial into the heart center place (I honestly don’t even remember what the place was) and they had to listen to my heart beat through the monitor. After about a month of the monitor they narrowed down to a pulmonary stenosis which is: Obstruction to blood flow from the right ventricle to the pulmonary artery. It’s caused by the narrowing (stenosis) from the ventricle to the pulmonary artery. 

Fast forward to today, I still have a mild heart murmur and get heart flutters like I’m sure many people do here and there. I’ve never noticed any issues during cardio which is so nice since I love running! Although I’m SO lucky I haven’t had any big issues since, the thought of something happening in the future with my genetics does scare me! There is no sense in worrying about the future but I’d be lying if I said I don’t time to time! So in the meantime, I’ll be over here working on my fitness trying to build a strong future for my health! We only have one life to live so why not make it the best?
In other terms, YOLO! 

So glad Gordmans partnered with the AHA this month — I found so many great activewear items at such a great deal! I’ve been sporting these leggings / shorts combo to the gym and recently on my weekend getaway to the beach! I encourage you all to do something today to improve your heart health. Whether it’s finally running that mile you’ve dreaded, eating some leafy greens or even taking a relaxing weekend to de-stress and unwind! 



#gotitatgordmans 

xoxo

Pantene Festival Hair Kit




This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Pantene. The opinions and text are all mine.



Festival season is HERE and although I had to skip out on Coachella this year, I wanted to share a bit about a new hair kit that I wish I would have had last year!

This post is written by me on behalf of Pantene. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

As the official haircare sponsor of Coachella, Stagecoach and Firefly, Pantene’s Festival Hair Kit has you covered for any festival (or any other event) throughout the year.

There are so many details that go into creating an epic Coachella "look" and trying to keep up with your outfit, belongings and especially your hair can take away from enjoying the music and fun. Pantene has created this amazing Festival Hair Kit to help you experience the joyful feeling of more great hair days even while enjoying a festival and avoid hair damage. I remember last year I came back to the hotel with sandy dry hair each night and the Pantene Festival Hair Kit would have totally helped me enjoy the festival (before, during and after) and let loose without worry about my hair getting damaged!

This Festival Hair Kit includes five essential styling products to get you through the weekend – before, during and after the festival.




For pre/during festival use:

  • Dry Shampoo – instantly absorbs oil and refreshes hair without washing for a fresh and clean look, even on the second (or third) day ‘do. To use just shake, spray and rub into your hair from roots to wherever refreshment is most needed.
  • On-the-Go Frizz Iron – it’s like a traditional flat iron, but without the heat, and controls frizz and fly-aways without heat or water. Simply close the Frizz Iron around your hair and glide it from top to bottom, it’s that easy!
  • Airspray – this alcohol-free, “brushable” hairspray locks out humidity and adds shine for a strong hold and lasting frizz control. Spray evenly on dry, styled hair.
For post-festival use:
  • Intense Rescue Shots – ideal for post-festival hair as it noticeably repairs extreme damage to hair in one use - this is Pantene’s first at-home rescue treatment imported from Brazil, and it is currently the #1 selling NEW treatment item across the haircare category. After washing your hair with shampoo, dispense the shot into your hand and apply onto damp hair, massaging from root-to-tip, targeting areas that see the most damage. Leave in for 30 seconds, rinse for 30 seconds. It’s that simple!
  • Nourishing Mask sachets – delivers a nourishing boost of hydration to dry or parched hair. While in the shower, after shampooing, place a half dollar amount into your hand and comb mask into hair from mid-shaft to the ends. Leave on for 5-7 minutes or longer if desired. Rinse thoroughly after.
BENEFITS OF PANTENE’S FESTIVAL HAIR KIT:

Re-style hair without having to re-wash
Fights frizz for ultimate control in humidity and dry climates

Instant hydration boost and visibly healthier, shinier and stronger hair.



My best hairstyle advice for a music festival would be to keep it comfortable! Try something new and funky but make sure you will be comfortable all day long going to events, sweating in the sun and dancing all night long! Braids can be a really easy way to switch up a simple hair look. I like adding a few hair accessories to the braids to elevate them just enough for a festival look!Get your own Festival Hair Kit conveniently delivered to your doorstep on Amazon.It’s also available for Prime Shipping!
SHOP THIS KIT HERE
xoxo Lisa