WHY MY MOM IS THE BEST

This post is basically going to be reasons why I love my birth giver.

Happy Mothers Day to all those workin’ girl bosses out there. Today is for you! Relax, go enjoy the day, or be lazy and do nothing (I like the third option.) In our house, we don’t really take Hallmark holidays that seriously. On Mothers Day, my mom would rather sit at home and enjoy the presence of family rather than make it a huge and extravagant day. It’s little quirks like this that make me love my mom to the moon and back!

My mom has literally done everything for me since I was born and I couldn’t be more thankful for that. From taking me to sports practices to traveling hundreds of miles just because of one small thing I wanted to do/see, she will spontaneously do anything in the blink of an eye if that means I’ll be happy. It’s also kind of a plus that she’s my built-in best friend. Honestly, I would much rather explore and do things with my mom rather than my friends just because we get along so well. We like the same foods, have the same interests, and have the same mindsets (on certain days). Whether it’s going to try a new coffee shop or cafe or taking a random trip to a small town in Indiana, I know it’ll always be such a fun time with her.

We always joke around about her moving in with me when she gets super old and her not wanting to be that far away from me when I move out in the next few years, but honestly, I couldn’t see myself that far away from her either! If I did end up moving away, she would visit me almost every weekend just because she misses me haha.

Moral of the story is that moms are pretty freaking cool. Go hug your mom, tell her she’s the bees knees, and enjoy this day revolving around the greatest humans ever. Go moms!

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FAVORITE INSTAGRAMS/BLOGS THIS MONTH

This month I feel like I have been discovering more and more “Insta bloggers” and have completely fallen in love with them. Whether It is their aesthetic, the way they present themselves, or how fashion-forward their looks are, they’re all just so much fun to admire and look at! It’s also a plus when I can get a little inspiration from them.

This week I’m a little busy with wedding editing (a blog post on that is coming soon!) and school so I thought instead of just skipping this week I’d compile a little list of my top ten Instagram’s of the month! Enjoy and have a great week !! 🙂

 

Ashley (@therichmondprepster)
I think I love this blogger because her style is probably closest to mine. I also love all of the bright and bold colors on her profile and the fact that she lives in Richmond (which is a place I so want to travel to.) If you love a classic preppy look, I’d go give her a follow!
IMG_0347Abigail W. (@belleoftheball45)
Abigail is definitely one of the reasons why I wanted to get into blogging in the first place. Like, circa over a year ago when Touch of Blush was basically inexistent. I remember always stalking her Instagram wondering how I could possibly have a similar style to hers, and still to this day she’s one of my favorite bloggers. If you love the New England style like myself, I would one hundred percent recommend looking at her profile!
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Aspyn Ovard (@aspynovard)
I found Aspyn through youtube like four years ago and she’s been my favorite ever since!  Her Instagram is everything I wish mine was, too, but like better. I’d love to travel when I get done with school, so seeing all of her travel posts inspires me even more to go out and explore! If you don’t already follow Aspyn, do it. Like now.
IMG_0349Caitlin (@cmcoving)
Caitlin is all thing Insta goals. First, her hair is so. voluminous. like I wish my hair looked like that (don’t we all?) And I love how bold and fun her pics are. She makes me want to go on vacation everyday and wear cute little bathing suits. This profile is the one for you if you love southern charm, bold styles, and a girly flair.
IMG_0350Allison Schaper (@allisonschaper)
Allison’s feed and aesthetic is so fun and pink I could stare at it everyday! Some reasons why she’s one of my fav Insta girls is because she is Disney obsessed (as am I), loves taking pics of her food and coffee, and loves the color pink (I mean, my blog is called a Touch of Blush so..) If you love all-things aesthetically pleasing and girly, Allison is the gal for you!
IMG_0351Taylor Eldridge (@allthingstaylored)
I just discovered Taylor’s account not that long ago and her posts have gotten better and better since! She’s started to merge into the whole aesthetic game and has taken an orange and blue-tinted theme. Her pics are also super crisp and bold and her style is kind of what inspires my posts. She may not be that big of a blogger now, but give her some time and she’ll be killin’ the game with the big dogs!
IMG_0352Olivia Rink (@oliviarink)
I can’t even describe how obsessed I am with Olivia’s profile. First, she’s a petite fashion and lifestyle blogger, which is 110% me because #shortlegscrew. She was also a former University of Kentucky cheerleader, and seeing that I spent over half my life cheering, I gotta support another fellow gal. Her city style is also so cute and trendy I’m in love! Her photographer is another reason why I love her pics, especially recently. Her Insta is @aesthetiica and her pictures are like no one else’s! So moral of the story is check both of their accounts out!
IMG_0353Emily Herren (@champagneandchanel)
Emily is another gal that I had just discovered recently. I just love how her Instagram is specifically for her everyday styles and it doesn’t seem super posed or anything like that. Sometimes I just want fashion inspiration without the heavy edits and stuff, and Emily gives her followers just that. It’s one thing that we have the same names, but her Texas accent and southern roots wins me over! Go follow her!
IMG_0354Jaci Marie (@jacimariesmith)
I think ever since I got big into the Instagram game, I’ve been following Jaci. Her posts are just so freaking awesome I admire them every time I’m scrolling through my feeds. Her and her husband are hashtag goals and she’s best friends with another one of my faves, Aspyn! Their feeds are really similar so if you’re already following Aspyn, go follow Jaci, too!!
IMG_0355Krystal Faircloth (@apinchoflovely) 
Krystal is probably the closest profile to my own style. I have bookmarked most of her photos so I can look back at them for inspiration. Her pastel Insta and girly trends are spot on for what I hope to be like in the future with my own profile! If you don’t follow her now, you’ll definitely regret it!
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WORK-FRIENDLY OUTFIT IDEAS

If someone asked me to do this blog post a year ago I would literally laugh at you because my work attire would usually consist of leggings, an old t-shirt with espresso stains on it, and a warn out pair of white converse high tops. I know, I know… I had a great fashion sense. I would try to wear cute-ish clothes, but then by the end of the day I would be wearing every ingredient available. But, here I am today writing this post because I’m finally at a job where I can finally dress like myself!

If any of you didn’t know, I currently work at a local bridal shop a few days a week and absolutely love it. I’ve been able to become a little more creative when it comes to my fashion sense and I’ve decided to share a little bit of my business-casual outfits with all of you!

Most of these pieces were bought years ago so I’ll try my best to find and tag whatever I can find! And also shoutout to Riley for being awesome and letting me bombard her closet and borrow some of my fav pieces of hers,  you rock.

I’ve decided to categorize the four outfits based on different styles, so therefore:

OUTFIT 1: The Preppy/Classic Girl

OUTFIT 2: The Sophisticated/ Glamorous Girl

OUTFIT 3: The Flirty/ Easygoing Girl

OUTFIT 4: The Dressy/ Edgy Girl

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Blazer |Striped Shirt (Similar) |Jeans | Shoes   O U T F I T  O N E

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Sunglasses | Jacket (Similar) | Pants (Similar) |   O U T F I T  T W O

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Sunglasses | Shoes (Similar) | Shirt: Borrowed | Earrings     O U T F I T  T H R E E

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O U T F I T  F O U R Skirt: Borrowed | Blouse: JC Penny | Shoes: Local Boutique 

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