Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Get Nauti: Nautical Looks for Day & Night

Just a little official last day of classes treat - I can't wait to get back to the nautical trends this summer!

Get Nauti: Nautical Looks for Day & Night

Let me know which look you guys prefer; day or night??

Always, kTm

PS Let me know how you like the new look! :)

Monday, April 28, 2014

My Accutane Experience - Month One

If you have never heard of Accutane before, first let me give you a little background. Accutane, or Isotretinoin, is a drug that is known basically to cure your acne - forever. You do a "treatment" of taking it from 4 to 8 months dependent on the severity of your acne and how your body reacts to the drug.

It however has a lot of negative side effects (as well as a TON of hoops to jump through if you are a woman because of the severity of birth defects if you are to become pregnant) which is why it is often a last resort for most people, including myself. If you are curious, these are the most reported side effects of taking Accutane:

  • Severely dry, itchy skin
  • Extremely chapped lips
  • Dry Nose, nosebleeds
  • Dry Mouth
  • Inflammation of the whites of the eyes

I have struggled with acne for over ten years now, and tried basically everything on the market. Don't get me wrong, things work as far as making my skin clean, but with no product other than Proactiv (which stops working after like 6 months btw) has ever really cleared up my skin.

So I turned to my last resort, Accutane. Holy smokes. Two days in I already saw a difference -

  • Chapped Lips / Your lips dry out really fast- Aquaphor has literally become my best friend. I have to have it at all times.
  • Water, water, water! /  I'm always thirsty - So I've begun really drinking water probably more often than I ever have. You have to remember to keep drinking water so that you don't get dehydrated because it is very easy!
  • Oil Production / My skin has really dried out, which is a warm welcome for my normally oily-slick face!
  • I have broken out a bit through the weeks, but nothing super serious. The one thing I really have noticed is that when you do get an active breakout, it is much more painful than normal. 

A lot of friends have already told me they've seen an improvement already but personally I haven't noticed too much. I will be posting photos at the end of my treatment, let me know if you guys have any questions!

Always, kTm

PS - if anyone has gone through it already please leave advice I definitely need it! Thanks!

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Lilly Pulitzer New Arrivals - Summer 2014 Collection

Yesterday I walked into the Lilly Pulitzer via store in town and I definitely came in on the perfect day- all of their new summer stuff was out! If you receive the Lilly Pulitzer daily emails (which if you aren't you totally should be!) the summer collection was released online today so I thought I would share a few of my favorites-

Can you tell I'm really loving "Pink Lemonade" and "Jellies be Jammin"? What are your favorites? Let me know!

Always, kTm

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

#WCW Kate Middleton

All hail the future queen, Catherine Elizabeth "Kate" Middleton. As a real life princess, its pretty obvious why she is my woman crush wednesday this week- 

Who is your #wcw this week? Let me know!

Always, kTm

Saturday, April 12, 2014

April Showers

Bring May flowers! And this month I am always sure to have an umbrella on me - in my backpack, in my purse, even in my car! I personally have a Lilly Pulitzer umbrella in Chiquita Bonita (and love it) the Lilly ones are such great quality! Here are a few other favorites that have been on my wish list:

What is your favorite? Let me know!

Always, kTm

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Wedding Season

Recently I was asked to be a bridesmaid in a friend's wedding come next May, and today when the bride to be sent out dress ideas it hit me: wedding season is almost here.

I swear once the sun comes out and the temperatures start climbing, everyone wants to get married. Its ALWAYS the summer months that are the busiest too. Which is perfectly fine with me because I love weddings (especially when they are at the beach)! Ever since I was a little girl they have always been my favorite family event - there is just something about a wedding. The dress, the ring, the showers, even the invitations. Simply put I adore it all!

So whether you are going to be a summer bride, a bridesmaid, or a guest - enjoy the season to the fullest! Have a great day y'all!

Always, kTm

*photo courtesy of pinterest

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Step Into Spring: Neutrals & Brights featuring J.Crew and Jack Rogers

I think its safe to now say that spring has officially sprung y'all! And I am just so happy to finally be back in warmer temperatures! 70s and 80s all day is perfect with me. My favorite part of the warm weather comes the dresses and skirts and the fabulous bright shoes of spring! Lately I have been lusting over the J.Crew shoe collection and of course Jack Rogers (see post #lovemyjacks); and am dying to get some new shoes for spring/summer. 

What are your favorites? Let me know!

Always, kTm