Breezy Days: 2017

Aventura in Provo Canyon

October 1, 2017

Isn't fall every Blogger/Instagrammer/Basic's favorite season? Just go ahead and throw me in that category, because after seeing these gorgeous colors in Provo Canyon I could just die! It was pretty chilly outside, so I was glad I layered this henley top and vest from Aventura Clothing.

Aventura Clothing has such great options for the outdoorsy woman! I've got bonfires, tailgates, and pumpkin patch visits planned for these clothing pieces; and I can't wait :) 

Tori Henley c/o Aventura Clothing
Bramwell Vest c/o Aventura Clothing
Plaid shirt: Target (similar)
Jeans: Hudson via Nordstrom Rack (similar)

Unboxing the September Bless Box

September 29, 2017

Does anyone else just love getting mail? It's gotten to the point where Ryan will save his packages, and let me open them :) Luckily this box had me written allll over it, and I couldn't wait to bust open this adorable Bless Box

The box art was done by this talented young artist Giana, I can't get over how cute it is! Sazan, creator of The Bless Box, partnered with Lauren Bushnell from The Bachelor to create this summer to fall transition beauty & lifestyle box. This is the first month where Bless Gives Back is matching contributions by members; where they will donate everything raised to the month's chosen charity! 

I got tons of fun goodies in this box {check out the full list here}; my favorites being the Stila Matte'ificient Lipstick in √Čtoile, Stila Stay All Day Lip Liner in Ros√©, and the RealHer Eyeshadow Palette in I Feel Beautiful. 

I'm so excited to try out all the products in this box, I'm already snacking on the coconut chips! This is such a great subscription box because of the quality of products and overall value. Check out how you can get next months box here :) 

September Bless Box c/o The Bless Box

MyHeritage DNA: Getting Started

September 26, 2017

Ryan and I have always been curious about our ancestry, and what that means for our future kids. We know that Ryan's dad grew up in Mexico, but we don't know much more through that line of the family. He's been bugging me to do a DNA kit for a while, so when MyHeritage reached out I asked for 2 kits! That way we have an idea of what our future family will be made of :)

It was an easy to process to follow with vials, swabs, packaging and step-by-step instructions in the box. Make sure to not eat anything for an hour leading up to it! Ryan accidentally ate a banana so we had to wait another hour so it didn't come back that he is 60% banana haha 

What we do know is that I'm of German and Icelandic descent, and that Ryan is Mexican and Finnish.  Such an interesting combination, right? We are both really excited to see what the results are! 

If you want to try this out for yourself, use the free shipping code MHBREEZYDAYS. Right now MyHeritage is doing a special offer of dropping the price to $69 until October 2nd! Stick around for a results post coming soon! 

MyHeritage DNA kit c/o MyHeritage

End of Summer Glitz

August 14, 2017

How are we almost to the end of summer?! I fly out to Phoenix tomorrow for work, then I'll be in California to see my brother come home from his 2-year church mission. Crazy how fast time flies! Ryan starts his last semester at BYU this September, and it's so surreal that we are nearing the end of our college experience. We're considering an we'll see how long it takes us to get the courage to hop back into school haha

I have been meaning to hit Center Street in Provo to see this mural, and it was the perfect colorful backdrop for this neutral look :) 

All my glitzy jewels are from Sorrelli Jewelry, and they can be dressed up or dressed down. Some of my best and most high quality jewelry pieces are from Sorrelli! I love how classic they are, and can stand the test of time. 

Use code BREEZYDAYS for 20% off until August 31st

Do you have any last minute summer plans? Make sure you go somewhere fun! Before no-time it'll be all boots and scarves :)

Dynamic Duo Earring c/o Sorrelli Jewelry
Dotted Line Ring in Clear Crystal c/o Sorrelli Jewelry
Dress: Old Navy (similar)

Goodbye Lucille

August 7, 2017
Driving to Park City in 2010.

Lucille has been with me since early 2009.

Our getaway car after the wedding & reception.

She's seen me through a break-up with my high school boyfriend, graduating high school in CA, beginning college in UT, starting a forest fire with freshmen friends, stealing Krispy Kreme donuts at midnight out of the trash can, moving to 7 different homes, meeting/dating/then marrying Ryan, she picked me up from my big melanoma surgery in 2011, and she's helped me give service to friends and family.

Took forever to get this "Just Married" off the back of Lucille since it was done in poster paint. 

She had her final breakdown.

On the 15 southbound freeway driving home from work in Salt Lake City last Wednesday.

She overheated, then it took me over an hour to drive her 5 miles to the auto shop.  I stopped every few minutes for the engine to cool down, so I could moving forward without the engine blowing up.

Driving the ladies crew up to SLC for a Bachelorette party. 

I've been planning on upgrading my 2001 VW Jetta, but now that the time has actually come I've caught 'the feels'.

I'll be donating her to the National Kidney Foundation of Utah this week, and just wanted to tell her thanks for all the good times. Thanks for taking care of me through my late teens/early 20's. And thanks for being an important character in my story.

Lucille Highlights

-Backed Lucille into a rock when the cops had me move her out of the way. My guy friends set a minor forest fire and we needed to make room for the fire trucks. She got a new bumper.
-Got in a 4-car pile up with Lucille my first September at college. Was pretty brutal!

"Mountain Man Montana, Sunny So-Cal, and Usual Utah"
Lucille drove to Oregon, back to Southern California, then up to Utah. Where me and Ryan would move into our first semi-permanent apartment as a married couple!

"Unexpected Kindness"
When Lucille's tires got super bald, and a stranger helped put on a spare tire and called a local tire shop to make sure I got taken care of.

When Lucille broke down driving from SoCal back up to Utah. Had to replace the head gasket and engine, it was the beginning of the end.

"Lo's Wild Night Out"
When Lucille took me and the girls up to SLC for a bachelorette party, but only got us to South Salt Lake. The tow truck guy took her away with phallic imagery on cookies and streamers. The ladies live tweeted the whole thing.

Summer by the Poolside

July 6, 2017
This shop/post has been compensated by Collective Bias, INC. and The Coca-Cola Company, all opinions are mine alone. #ColorMeHydrated #CollectiveBias

I am absolutely loving that we are in the height of summer! It means the beach when we're visiting California, splash pads with the nieces/nephew, and lazy pool days. Nothing better than throwing on a cute outfit, and catching up with friends by the water. It also means that we need to focus on being hydrated 24/7 while playing out in the sun! I don't know about you, but as much as I love being outside, the heat definitely makes me feel depleted. I love reaching for my favorite vitaminwater flavors to help me feel refreshed, and was inspired by the Rise flavor to create this poolside look!

This is one of my favorite dresses since it has white on white embroidery at the top and is so flowy. It can go from poolside to taco night very easily! I went with a tangerine liquid lip color to complement my Rise vitaminwater and threw in some blue and gold accents to jazz everything up. 

My go-to vitaminwater flavors are Rise, Squeezed, and Power-C. Throw some ice in a bucket with these flavors and you've got a party! They taste amazing and help replenish your energy with electrolytes. This is especially important when you're hanging out in the sun all day :)

Want a 15% off vitaminwater discount?!

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Which vitaminwater flavor would you choose to have in your pool bag this summer? Check out these other ideas on how to stay hydrated! 

Red, White, and Blue

June 26, 2017

The 4th of July is one of my favorite holidays! Ryan and I go all-out every year to celebrate our country. Our usual tradition is to float down the Provo River on the 4th, but since the water is so high this year we probably won't risk it since I'm not a great swimmer haha 

We're looking at doing a family BBQ, paddle board in Deer Creek Reservoir, and enjoy all the Freedom Festival activates Provo has going on all weekend. Provo goes crazy with hot air balloons, Stadium of Fire, carnivals, you name it!

I snagged this dress from Target a few weeks back cause it's some comfy, and it goes perfect with my fireworks Woven Pear socks! They are total dyna-mite ;) 

What are you doing for the 4th?

T-shirt Ruffle Dress at Target (get 20% off with code DRESSY)

A Natural Tanned Goddess

June 5, 2017
This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #CreateYourSunshine #WetSkinIsBestSkin #CollectiveBias

The older I get, the more I've focused on healthy skincare. The biggest issue I come up against is scaly skin, with how dry the air is in Utah. I swear my skin wasn't such a desert when I lived in California! ;)

I've also become extremely aware of how often my skin is exposed to the sun. The rays not only cause burns and wrinkles, but also can lead to skin cancer. So scary! I have used a sunless tanner the the past few summers, since it provides an amazing glow. But, now JERGENS® has come out with a new product that takes care of all my skin needs! 

The JERGENS® Natural Glow® Wet Skin® Moisturizer is an in-shower gradual tanner, that moisturizes my dry skin while also giving me a beautiful glow! It helps me avoid all the self-tanner hassle. When I'm done with a shower and while my skin is still damp, I rub this moisturizer into my skin! The color takes about 3-5 days to develop, that way I can control the the shade I want for my glow.

I picked up the Light to Medium shade from my local Walmart, to get started :) Prior to these pictures I have used the product 2 times, which means that I'm finally getting away from being stark white! haha

JERGENS Natural Glow Wet Skin Moisturizer needs to be applied when the skin is still wet, as that is when you can really see the benefits of both moisture and natural color.

Another massive benefit to this product is that it does not get on your towels! Hip hip hooray! That is one of my biggest gripes when getting spray-tanned or using a sunless tanner, it stains all of my towel and clothes. Right after using the The JERGENS Natural Glow Wet Skin Moisturizer, you can pat off the excess and head out the door! 

Now that our backyard is well on it's way to being done, we are throwing more backyard parties which means I gotta look the part! The JERGENS Natural Glow Wet Skin Moisturizer makes me feel confident in my skin and gives me peace of mind. I can now feel like a smooth tanned goddess without all the harmful sun rays, and that is priceless!

What summer event do you have coming up that you're excited about? And want to look like a glowing goddess for? :)