3 Apps To Enhance Instagram Photos & Boost Likes

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.

After A Color Story – Get the Look
Before A Color Story – Get the Look 


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!

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After with SnapSeed – Get the Look
Before SnapSeed – Get the Look


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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After VSCO – Get the Look
Before VSCO – Get the Look

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5 Sweaters Every Woman NEEDS

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.

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Source: Metro Mode



Oversize Sweater

These sweaters have been around the last few seasons and don’t seem to be going anywhere any time soon! Show off your effortless with a simple color.

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Source: Southern Curls & Pearls




Waffle Knit Sweater

Waffle knit is a perfect way to add a little texture to your look! Wide turtle necks add a little extra edge.

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Source: Career Girl Daily





Sweater with Side Slits

Extra-long sweaters are SO in right now. The side slits are a perfect way to add movement to your sweater. Even better if those side slits are working zippers… J

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Source: Pulse Fashion




Sweater Dress

We are stocking up on loose sweater dress! Rock a casual look with boots or dress it up with heels. For colder days add a pair of tights.

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The Perfect Fall Accessory (& It’s Not What You Would Expect)

I don’t mind sacrificing some comfort for style, but when a style adds to my comfort, I am one HAPPY lady!!! This season’s biggest trend is coming in all different shapes, sizes, and sleeves. It can be hard to know how to pair and wear ponchos when they are all so different. Let us help you style your poncho!

Layers On Layers. Layering your poncho is not only fashionable, it’s practical!! Here are a few examples of how to layer your poncho, whether it is long sleeve, short sleeve, or sleeveless.


Pair your short sleeve poncho with a long sleeve top for a classic look that carries you into colder months. Get the look: Pulse Fashion
Source: Southern Curls & Pearls


Asymmetrical hems are all the rage this season. Add a layering tank and pair with leggings for a sophisticated look. Get the look: Pulse Fashion



Sleeveless, draped, or even styles with large side slits are great to layer with a tank. Get the look: Pulse Fashion


Accessorize it! Ponchos are a great accessory to just about any outfit, adding more pieces never hurts.


Rain boots are perfect to wear with your favorite poncho. Practical for rainy, wet days and seriously on trend! Get the look: Pulse Fashion
Source: Vanilla Extract



Pair with a long chain necklace for a little edge. Get the look: Pulse Fashion
Source: Top Inspired



Add personality with a faux fur circle scarf. A perfect chic look for a day on the go. Get the look: Pulse Fashion
Source: The Best Fashion Blog



Adding a belt will accentuate your slim waist and create a tapered, polished look. Source: The Best Fashion Blog


Wear the most functional fashion piece of the season with confidence. Layer it, accessorize it, and make it yours! Share your favorite ways to wear your poncho in the comment section. For more tips & trends this season, sign up here!


How to Wear Shorts in Your 20’s, 30’s, & 40’s

Temps are high and cooler weather isn’t in sight. These conditions lead to a widespread trend in skin exposure. But, how do you gauge what is the right amount of skin? Unlike skirts and tanks, shorts tend to be the more complex summer favorite.

Don’t fret, we have the solution! With the right color, fabric, and cut; you can turn your shorts nightmare into a closet favorite. We have enlisted the help of some favorite celebs to help shape the picture of what shorts are right for your age group.

If you’re in your 20s there is a lot more room for experimentation and shorter hem lines. Go for vibrant colors and textured accents. In your 30’s you want to look for more of a structured expression to enhance your style. For our 40+ ladies, we suggest that you opt for a longer length with tailored details for a modern, stylish twist.



In your 20’s…

There is SO much space for experimenting with bold and bright colors and yes… itty-bitty shorts. Try distressed denim shorts and a sweater like Selena Gomez is wearing or a textured pair of shorts with a basic black top like Taylor Swift.


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In your 30’s

Aim for a more structured silhouette look to highlight your appearance. Prints are the current trend so we suggest that you experiment to find a pattern that fits your personality. Kerri Russel is wearing a structured shorts suit that looked absolutely amazing on the red carpet. Reese Witherspoon pulls off a graphic floral print pair of shorts that elevate her look and her legs.


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In your 40’s…

Bermuda shorts are one of the greatest introductions to fashion! If you’re not sure about this trend, grab a pair that boast tailored detailing to add a younger edge while still looking age appropriate. We love this photo of Kate Beckinsale showing off her legs in pleated shorts with a detailed black belt. Jennifer Aniston pulls off the perfect Bermuda shorts with a button up shirt.



The 3 W’s of Wearing White Jeggings

We partnered up with fashion blogger Vanessa from Budding Fashionista to get her tips on how to wear white jeggings! Check out her 3 W’s for wearing white jeggings below. 

I admit, I’ve never owned a pair of jeggings. I came close to getting a pair when I did a review on Gap jeans last year, but I never bit the bullet.

Cut to this year and I’m now a jeggings owner! Pulse asked me to style their white jeggings in different ways and I couldn’t pass on the opportunity. I’m all about wearing things multiple times to get more bang for the buck. They can be styled countless ways, but I decided to put together three looks that showcase how they can be worn in different facets of life.


Weekend: I think these pants lend themselves for natural weekend wear. They’re perfect for lunch with friends or a casual date night! I paired them with this coral off-the-shoulder top and accessorized with a turquoise necklace in my closet. It’s one of my favorite color combinations for spring/summer. I wore neutral lace-up heels and added a little animal print clutch for a little edge!


Work: Jeggings for work?! What?! I wanted to prove it’s possible. Obviously, most bosses would frown upon tight pants without complete back coverage, so I wanted to make sure my cheeks were kept in check! I paired the jeggings with an on-trend long, sleeveless vest and black pumps.


Wind down: Jeggings are probably best for a casual, laid back look. So, for a day when you get to just chill or even if you have to run around with your munchkins, these are ideal! I threw on a denim button-down and slipped in some neutral loafers for a day with my kids. I really wanted to pair my straw fedora with this look, but I left it at home!

Now, keep this in mind when going for a white hot look:

Wear flesh-colored underwear! If your skin is brown, wear brown undergarments. If your skin is tan, wear tan. Some people may think, white pants=white underwear. Nope! I’ve yet to meet a truly “white” person, so white underwear will only create a clear and distracting distinction between your skin and the undergarment. Your best bet is to go with flesh-toned…even if you wear a thong. The outline of a white thong will still show front/back.

Also, cover the backside! Long gone are my days of a ripple- and dimple-free backside and legs. So I want to make sure ALL of that THAT is spared from public view. I would not be wearing white jeggings with anything tucked in or cropped! I follow the same rule of thumb even for black leggings.

If you want to try the jeggings, click here. They’re reasonably priced at $28! They are snug, but definitely stretch out over time so I would be hesitant to size up. I’m 5’8″ 145 pounds and got a medium!

As always, thanks for reading!

3 Amazing Spring Trends You NEED In Your Wardrobe

Spring is here and you know what that means…new trends! Jenna from Champagne & Polka Dots is breaking down a few of the biggest must haves for the new season.

  1. Anything off the shoulder



This trend is flattering and fun for everyone!  We love how Jenna styled it with white denim and pretty pink pastel earrings.

2) BOLD prints



Spring 2016 is all about being bold & beautiful! Wear prints that demand the attention you deserve!! Plus, you can never go wrong with a flirty strappy back.

3) Denim, denim, and more denim


You probably know this already but our #1 layering piece for spring is a denim jacket! If you don’t already own one, you NEED to! Trust us, you will wear it all. the. time. We love this one for its light wash and cropped style. It will flatter you without overwhelming your figure.

We are so excited that it’s FINALLY spring and we’re wishing you all a time of fun shopping and styling! To read Jenna’s full post, click here. Plus, check out her page to enter to win a $50 Pulse gift card!

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