Happy Monday, everyone!!

I am so excited to share the most amazing product with all of you, thanks to Independent Lilla Rose Stylist, Rebecca Weddell. I just received my first Lilla Rose Flexi Clip last week and it is going to be my new go-to hair piece. I love wearing my hair in different hairstyles, but it is often difficult to do updos with simple clips or hair ties. The Flexi Clip makes it so much easier to pin your hair up! I completed both of these hairstyles outdoors, within minutes, and did not have a mirror with me. After watching the sizing video, I got the small Flexi Clip because I have relatively thin hair and it fits my hair perfectly. The sizing video on Rebecca’s website is so helpful and allowed me to pick out the perfect size for my hair. Rebecca’s website also features the cutest holiday Flexi Clips, which are perfect for holiday parties! My favorite part about this hair clip is that it doesn’t leave a crease in my hair after wearing it, even for extended periods of time. I wore the clip all day yesterday and after taking it out, my hair was still straight, and did not have a crease! At the end of this post, I explain how to enter a giveaway to win a free Flexi Clip, don’t miss out!

Below I am modeling my two favorite Flexi Clip hairstyles:

  1. Half Up Hairstyle

2. Tails Up Hairstyle

Independent Stylist Rebecca Weddell and I are hosting a giveaway and will be giving one lucky winner one Flexi Clip of their choice (up to $17)! Giveaway is open to both U.S. and international readers. Follow the steps below to enter:

  1. Follow @beequa_butterfly and @sandytoesandsaltyhairblog on Instagram.
  2. Visit Rebecca’s site and comment which flexi clip is your favorite and what size you need according to the sizing video! Follow this link to her site: http://www.lillarose.biz/beequabutterfly
  3. Sign up to receive Rebecca’s newsletter here: http://eepurl.com/bYV_05.
  4. Comment done when all steps are complete.

The giveaway ends on October 27 at 8 pm MST!

*Winner must complete all steps to enter. This giveaway is in no way affiliated with Instagram or WordPress. By entering, the entrants confirm they are at least 18 years of age and agree to WordPress and Instagram’s terms of use*

Please watch the sizing video on the website to ensure you purchase the correct size as there are many sizes to choose from. There is a Flexi Clip size for every hair type!

If you do order the wrong size by mistake, Lilla Rose will gladly exchange your flexi for free within 90 days, so you can order with confidence! There is also a one-year guarantee on broken or defective items. It is an investment you can trust.

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Happy Satuday!

I hope your weekend is off to a great start! I am starting my Saturday with a hike and lunch with a new work friend. My plans for the weekend consist of cleaning, catching up on blogging, and spending time with my sweet boyfriend. We are planning on going to the pumpkin patch on Sunday, which I am really looking forward to.

Today I am sharing a life update because a lot of major changes have occurred these past few weeks. I thought I should start by saying that we are all so quick to judge and sometimes view life update posts as bragging, but this post is in no way meant to brag. We all work so hard and encounter very difficult times throughout our lives and it’s important to celebrate the good times. Most of the time, bloggers only share the highlights of of their lives, but they all (including me) go through difficult times like everyone else. Celebrating and sharing the good times with others shouldn’t be a negative thing and shouldn’t be used to brag, it’s simply meant to celebrate achievements with others.

With that being said, these past few weeks have been a very exciting time for Charlie and I. We moved into the apartment we had been wanting to live in and finally moved in after living with my parents for three months! It was definitely a time of waiting and being patient for us. We signed the lease in mid-July and had to wait until mid-September to move in. We both had to commute an hour each way to work for three months, which was difficult. My parents were so gracious to let us live with them from June-September and we couldn’t have done it without them, thanks mom and dad! Charlie’s mom drove out to Arizona for the weekend and helped us move into our new place and she helped us make it “homey.” She didn’t stop helping until every last box was unpacked and put away, she was the ultimate life saver!

Charlie and I both started new jobs this past month as well. Charlie is now working in the management program for Enterprise and I have been all over the place with jobs the past three months. I first started interning the local health department in May and completed my internship in July. After my internship ended, I was offered a temporary job in emergency preparedness, which was set to expire at the end of October. A wonderful opportunity presented itself and I applied for a job in communicable disease, which I ended up getting and I started my job last Monday! I am so thankful to continue working at the health department and can’t wait to see where this journey takes me.

I also decided I will be starting grad school next May (2018) and started both of my graduate applications. I pre-quaified for the MPH- Epidemiology program at the University of Arizona, which was very exciting news for me. I started studying for the GRE this past week and will be taking the test in December or January. I plan to continue working while I attend grad school, which will be very difficult, but I’m up for the challenge.

So many exciting things are happening and I am thankful/excited for this next chapter in my life. I have worked so hard to get where I am now and can’t wait to see what the future has in store. I love being able to share exciting times with all of you through blogging. I also appreciate all of you who are there for me during difficult times as well. Thank you for reading this long post and supporting me!

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Xoxo,

Jonica

Happy Tuesday!!

Fall is in full swing and Halloween is just a few weeks away! If you are like me, you have probably been decorating for fall/Halloween for the past couple of weeks. I have been hunting down the cutest holiday home decor and the best deals! Today I am sharing all of my favorite fall and Halloween home decor. If you haven’t started decorating yet, don’t worry, you still have plenty of time. I have been adding to my holiday home decor collection and love all of the amazing finds I’ve encountered at lately. To highlight some of my favorite fall finds, here are a few:

  • Decorative pumpkins with gold spikes- Under $10 at Target
  • Decorative Jack-O’-Lantern pillow- Under $30 at Potterybarn
  • Fall harvest wreath- Under $30 at Potterybarn

All of my favorites, along with many other picks can be shopped below. Simply click on the desired image where you will then be redirected to a page to shop the item(s). The best part is, everything I’ve linked is under $100!

 

 

Happy fall and happy shopping!

Xoxo,

Jonica

 

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Happy Thursday and almost weekend!

This week has been crazy busy with work and applying for grad school, I apologize for being MIA on the blog. It’s honestly been difficult trying to find enough hours in the day to work full time, work out, have a social life, and blog. I know a lot of people do it, but it can be very overwhelming! I absolutely love blogging and everyone I have met through blogging, but I have had to take a step back and invest less time on the blog due to time constraints. I appreciate all of the love and support I have been receiving the past couple of weeks during this very busy time. The blogging community is very supportive and you all pick me up when I am having a difficult time, which I appreciate more than anything.

Now onto the fun stuff, today’s blog post featuring my favorite fall kimono! This tassel kimono is the perfect fall piece and adds so much detail to an otherwise plain outfit. I love wearing all black and adding a pop of color or a fun kimono to bring out the details of the outfit. Free People always have the cutest kimonos for fall and I linked my top three favorite Free People kimonos at the end of this post. I also love wearing fall kimonos with a simple dress and booties, making a simple yet sophisticated look. Kimonos are so easy to dress up or down, which is another reason why I love them! I also paired this outfit with my favorite necklaces from Laceys Layers. Shop the full look at the end of this post by simply clicking on the desired image where you will then be redirected to a page to shop the item(s).

  

Shop the look and all of my favorite Free People fall kimonos here:

Thanks for stopping by!

Xoxo,

Jonica

Happy Wednesday!!

Today I am sharing my new favorite handbag from Oliver Bilou. As many of you know, I am a huge purse fan and can’t ever say no to a great purse. This purse is the perfect size and fits so much stuff in it! Over the weekend, I put my camera, wallet, and a bunch of makeup in the purse and still had room to spare. This bag is so versatile and can be paired with many different styles. I love the light grey color because it can be used for every season. The braided detail is also so cute and matches my style perfectly.This handbag can easily be used for every occasion and makes the best statement piece for every outfit. I have purchased a lot of handbags online and have been disappointed with the quality, but Oliver Bilou completely changed my perspective. This bag was made with high quality leather and the zippers run smoothly around the bag without catching onto the edges. If you are looking for a high quality bag for a low price then you’re in the right place! Shop this post at the end of the post by clicking on the links provided.

Shop my favorite Oliver Bilou bag by clicking on the link below:

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Thanks for stopping by!

Xoxo,

Jonica

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