Who doesn’t want to create the perfect Instagram photo? We can try to deny that we don’t care about the likes, but why else would we post photos! You may not have a strong passion for photography, but we all have a favorite style. The editing process has a huge impact on defining your style and the end result. Through some trial and error, we discovered the best apps that will help you edit your gorgeous photos with breeze and boost those likes.
A Color Story
We are huge admirers of A Color Story. If you don’t have it, we HIGHLY recommend you download it now. The filters are beautiful and just about every aspect can be edited. The best part is that you can download additional packs for only a few bucks, and they are actually worth the cash! A few of our fav filters are Lipstick, Breezy, and Jelly Donuts.
This app is great if you want to edit a particular section of your photo. Snapseed has wonderful tools that enable you to use your fingers to draw where you want your edits. For example, you can edit the exposure of the background without washing out the subject in the photo! Can you say AH-MAZ-ING!
VSCO has been a longtime favorite of ours and it has a lot of great editing options. It offers filters and standard editing tools, but these filters have more of a “moody” feel. Add a little bit of a hazy look to your photos (which is perfect for fall), with this user-friendly app. The cozy warm filters will be sure to double your likes on those autumn photos.
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Simple steps to organize your life and the 3 best websites to make money on your old clothes.
While the idea of decluttering one’s space is appealing to most of us, it can also be incredibly overwhelming. We put it off because they don’t know where to begin, or afraid of getting rid of items we will miss later. While much is written about closet cleaning tips – i.e., if you haven’t worn something in a year, remove it (which isn’t always a good rule of thumb, by the way) – try focusing on the end result rather than the best ways to complete the daunting task at hand. What will you gain by losing??? There are so many amazing benefits to decluttering your space, once you start thinking of it in terms of how decluttering will enRICH your life, you’ll want to get started right away!
First, like a glamorized memory of an ex-boyfriend, where you held onto the hope that maybe someday he would turn into someone who meets your needs, chances are you’ve got a pair of jeans that have never quite fit the right way, or maybe you’re hanging onto that cheesy sparkly dress from your clubbing days a decade ago, or that work button down that reminds you of a former job you hated. Ladies, set yourselves free! Cleanse your closet of memories that don’t serve you well. Come to terms with the fact that not all jeans are made for all women. Yes – break up with the pieces of your wardrobe that no longer suit you. Your reward will be a better sense of self-awareness about your present life and the style that fits your style.
Second, a decluttered, more purposeful closet, will make perusing your clothing less stressful and more manageable. When you’re cleaning, empty your closet first, so you can really familiarize yourself with what’s in there. Compare like items and decide how many pair of dark blue skinny jeans you really need and actually wear or how many black blouses is too many. Have a purpose for each piece. Understand which pieces you can mix and match to make the most of everything you’ve got – and rid yourself of the excess. You will find that, each time you go to get dressed, you’ll feel better knowing you’ve got a good handle on your options and that you’ve pared your closet down to the things that really work for you.
Third, closet cleaning will free up space to add some new things into the mix. While it’s a good idea for the majority of the more permanent placeholders in your closet to consist of classic, timeless pieces, it’s always fun to incorporate at least a few of the latest trends into your wardrobe. Pulse offers lots of affordable on-trend items that won’t break the bank and pair well with classic and transition pieces for your overall polished style.
Finally, onto the most tangibly enRICHing aspect of a good decluttering session: money in your pocket! This is not to suggest that you stop donating items to your favorite charities, but supplementing those donations with sales of your own will give you at least some return on your wardrobe investment. It’s fun to stop and consider that those items you bought on a whim and have never worn, or that no longer fit, or that have overstayed their welcome, might actually be worth something to you. Our increasingly mobile world offers so many channels through which to sell new or gently used, relatively valuable clothing, shoes and accessories. Local Facebook resale groups are a great option, as are websites/mobile apps like Tradesy, Poshmark, and TheardUp; which allow you to post your higher end item to an audience of targeted potential buyers and then ship anywhere in the world, while only taking a small percentage (i.e., Tradesy takes 9%) of your profit. Purging what you don’t need and making money for doing it – what could be better?!?
So, hop to it! Decluttering is an effective, cost free way to improve your life! What are you waiting for?!?
As the summer sun sets and the crisp autumn air moves in, cozy sweaters jump to the top of our wish list. Sweaters come in all shapes, sizes, colors, and textures, but check out the sweaters we are lusting over.
Chunky Cable Knit
Cable knit sweaters have always been an essential, classic piece. This season, they are getting an update with an oversized frame and thicker detailing. Balance the heavy sweater with fitted bottoms.
For most of us, coffee is how we start every morning, without it we would flat line. So of course, we are going to honor the beautiful day that is National Coffee Day! Whether it’s light, medium, or dark roast we can all appreciate a delicious warm cup of joe.
As a tribute to the best part of our mornings, we have found 6 AWESOME facts that you never knew about coffee.
Unless consumed in large quantities (more two coffees a day) there aren’t such negatives effects. In fact, studies have shown it doesn’t significantly change hydration levels.
Coffee contains important nutrients you need to survive. A single cup of coffee contains 11% of the daily recommended amount of Riboflavin (vitamin B2), 6% of Pantothenic Acid (vitamin B5), 3% of Manganese and Potassium, and 2% of Niacin and Magnesium.
Drinking coffee can help you burn fat. UM YES! Studies have shown that the caffeine in the coffee can increase your metabolism 3-11%. It is one of the few chemicals that can actually help burn fat, so drink up!
There is an area of the world called the “coffee belt”. The Coffee Belt contains all of the regions with conditions needed for coffee growing. Since the plants require lots of sunshine and warmth, it’s pretty easy to say that this belt makes a good outline for the best tropical vacations, too!
Coffee can help prevent Alzheimer’s and dementia. Several studies have shown that coffee drinkers are up to 65% less likely to get Alzheimer’s Disease, the leading cause of dementia.
Caffeine improves your performance when working out. Caffeine increases your levels of adrenaline, and releases fatty acids from fat tissues. This leads to a better physical performance by caffeine consumers before working out.
Last year I bought my first pair of fleece lined leggings. HOLY COW! Why did no one tell me about them sooner? Not only do they keep me so incredibly warm, but it feels like I am wearing pajama pants all day long. *heart eyes*
Since I wear my fleece leggings basically every day, I researched the best way to wash them. Keeping the color and quality of my most valuable fall staple is key to living a happy life!! 😉 So here is what I found…
Preferred method for longer life of your leggings: Fill up a sink/tub with cold water & a cold water detergent. Turn the leggings inside out & work the fabric together until the detergent is foamy. Rinse the fleece with cold water at least twice. Wring the leggings until it is only slightly damp. Let it air dry.
Preferred method for time management: If you don’t have time to hand wash your fleece leggings, turn them inside out and wash them on cold. Pick a gentle/hand wash setting on your washer. Let them air dry. If you don’t have time, throw them in the dryer on LOW HEAT.
An insider tip to washing your leggings is to turn them inside out. This will keep them from pilling! If you want to make your leggings last, you will need to air dry them. Before it gets nail-biting cold you can line dry your leggings for an extra cleaning. Yes, we said that right, the sun’s UV rays contain a bacteria-killing property that can give your leggings an additional cleaning!
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The best primetime television awards for the past year have been announced! Let’s talk fashion, this years Emmys Red Carpet mimic our on trend style.
Our favorite TV stars tastefully called out their best features by focusing on unique details in the neckline.
From plunge to strapless, the stars know how to stand out. Most people are concerned with the fit of the dress, they forget the importance of the neckline. Highlighting this key feature will make you stand out from the crowd.
Don’t get us wrong, high necklines are in! The key is knowing how to style it. While high neck nightgowns are cozy, they shouldn’t necessarily be worn outside the bedroom.
Looking for an award-winning dress? Check out our favorites!
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