Ulta Haul

Hey Everyone! How are you all liking the new site and store? 

I made an Ultra store haul a couple of weeks ago to try out some new products. Here's the run-down:

0. Tarte Amazonian Clay Highlighter: 5 Stars! I am always looking for the perfect highlighter, and the one takes the cake. I have been using Becca in Pearl but I think I like the natural tone of this one. The bronzy shade gives you a very natural glow. I love it and will be using this product all the time. Plus it smells amazing.

1. St. Tropez Tanning Oil: 4 Stars. I can't lie, I like this product better than the Rodan and Fields brand of self-tanner. This oil is very nourishing to your skin and my legs felt really hydrated after one use. I felt like I had even put on lotion. This oil is also laced with a light shimmer sheen. Put it on before going out, and your legs will look sun kissed. It's perfect if you really want your skin to glow in the sunlight. Who doesn’t want to sparkle? I also like how the oil is tinted and you can see where you are actually rubbing it in. The application is not invisible like most tanning lotions and you can clearly see where the oil may streak. The oil can be a little sticky but did not stain any clothing.  However, I would still wait a while before putting on new clothing as you would with any other self-tanner.

2. Micellar Cleansing Water: 5 Stars! I use makeup cleaning wipes and I found so much residue left over from my wipes from this cleansing water. It really cleans and get all the stubborn makeup off. It never leaves my skin dry. It's kind of like a toner without the harshness.  My face felt extremely clean after use. 

3. It's a 10: 5 Stars! Seriously cannot live without this product.  The bottle says its benefits are....Instant detangling, Prevents breakage, Extends color treated hair, Adds shine, Weightless deep moisture, Heat protectant, and De-frizzes, and it really does all that and more. This is a must have to keep your hair healthy! I really love the detangling benefit! I use it EVERY DAY!

4. Not your Mother's Texturizing Sea Salt Spray: 4 Stars! For that beach wavey hair, I love this product. This spray is infused with natural dead sea salt and sea kelp.  I use this spray for tasseled waves. It works best for me when I don’t wash my hair for one day and I get more texture. It also smalls like coconuts. I

5. 24K Gold Crème Mask: 4 Stars. WOW just wow! This mask left my skin feeling rejuvenated and smooth. I felt like a queen with my face being bathed in 24k gold! I used this mask while soaking in a bath bomb. I have read reviews were this mask didn’t work well with women with sensitive skin.

6. Say Yes To Tomatoes Charcoal Mask: 2 StarsThis mask was… ok. I don’t feel like I got any purifying results. The blackheads were still there. My skin did feel smoother after one use though.

7. Rock Bottom Baby Shock Therapy: 2 Stars:  My ends are damaged from dying my hair at the ends, so I wanted to try this. I was afraid that I had damaged my hair a little too much this past time I went to the salon. There are a couple of steps for using. You must brush hair to break bonds of any product on the hair. Spray shot onto your dry hair and comb through for even distribution. I only sprayed it to the ends of my hair because there is not a lot of product in the bottle.  You are then supposed to dry hair and flat iron as usual.  I didn’t have a flat iron so I used a hair dryer. I then took a shower styled my hair as usual. I didn’t really feel any difference in my hair.  My ends were a little smoother but I don’t know if it’s worth it.

 8. Too Faced Natural Eyes : 5 Stars! I am in love with really anything Too Faced. Their products have never let me down! This pallet is so smooth. It works great for those days you just want a matte finish, and also those days you are feeling a little frisky and want to break out the shimmer.

9. Not Your Mother's Beat the Heat: 4 Stars! This product was the hit of my Sister-in Law's wedding a couple of weekends ago. All the other bridesmaids were asking about the product and if they could borrow it. The smell is kind of hard to describe but it is amazing..and very strong.  After using, I can smell it down our hall and into the bedroom in my house. However, the smell lasts throughout the day in my hair. When I wear Beat the Heat,  I find myself smelling the ends of my hair periodically  throughout the day. I will never curl or put heat on my hair without this again. It really helps hold curl, and most importantly, it protects!

From my closet to yours, thanks for stopping by!

-Morrell

Going, Going, Blonde!

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Life is too short to have boring hair. Invest in your hair, because you wear it every day! Thank you HASK for my Blue Chamomile & Argan Oil Blonde Care Collection. Ok, I know what you’re thinking. “She doesn’t have blonde hair?” You’re right, I don’t. But, I get my hair colored and ombreyed at least 5-6 times a year. Also, you may have heard in my earlier posts, when Lance and I purchased our new home, we found out that our water systemruns off of a well. We have a really great purifying system in place, but the substance of the water tends to turn my hair a really brassy color. Seriously, there is nothing worse than coming to the realization that your shower water is wreaking havoc on your hair! From the Words of Jennie Kay Beauty.

“Hard water and/or well water can often have a build-up minerals like magnesium and calcium in the water, or the issue could be too much chlorine in your water. All of these factors may have serious effects on the health of your hair,” says Jennie. “Besides potentially tinting your hair color a weird orange or greenish blue, it can create a build-up in your hair, impact chemical processing at the salon, and make hair appear dull and lifeless. It can even impact your skin and scalp!” I read more and more about home remedies and different shampoos. Not knowing what to try, it was perfect timing that I got this opportunity from HASK!

I’ve been using this product for about 4 weeks and I can truly tell my blonde highlights are popping just a little bit more. This shampoo and conditioner has blue chamomile and argan oil to eliminate brassy tones. The liquid is a deep shiny violet color, which is used to calm the orange-ish tones. This collection also comes with a deep conditioner, because most blonde strands tend to be dry from bleaching. I’ve already used all of my deep conditioner and the ends of my hair feels repaired and smooth. I love this product and I would recommend trying it, even if you only have blonde highlights like me.

 

From my closet to yours, thanks for stopping by!

-Morrell

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Hello, World!

Rock the One Piece

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Red Dress Swimsuit | Do not Disturb Beach Hat

A couple of years ago I watched Diana from the Red Dress Boutique on Shark Tank. Ever since that moment I have been inspired to chase my dreams. Reading her story was one event that helped me get motivated to start my own online boutique. I started researching and I finally decided to go for it… Have you stopped by the boutique yet? It is a lot of work but I love every part of it.

Anyway, I finally decided to order something from the much respected The Red Dress Boutique as I saw this AMAZING swimsuit on their feed. I am obsessed with the nude illusion, polka-dotted lace. I feel like a movie star in the South of France when I wear this one. It’s definitely blog worthy.

From my closet to yours, thanks for stopping by.

-Morrell

Keep calm and… OH MY GOD IT’S PINK!

Pink Pom Dress |Royal Blue Tassel Earrings|  Espadrilles similar | Kate Spade Bag Similar | Karen Walker Sunglasses

Keep calm and… OH MY GOD IT’S PINK! I am so in love with this new Pink Pom Dress right here in the Armoire! It’s is absolutely perfect for a Cinco De Mayo Party, beach dinner date, or shopping on the promenade. Dress it up with a pair of nice espadrilles or dress is down with flat sandals.  The vibrancy of this pink dress will be sure to catch the eye of anyone.  Not to mention it has POMS. Poms are really in this fashion season, and it’s one trend that we are not afraid of trying! It’s safe to say we are a little obsessed. Try it for yourself. You will love the way you look in this dress.

From my closet to yours, thanks for stopping by.

-Morrell

The Anytime, Anywhere Blouse!

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Style We White Blouse | Boyfriend Jeans Similar | J. Crew Factory Heels | LV Neverfull | Karen Walker Sunglasses

A white blouse is that basic piece that every woman owns, right? Could you wear one every day? It could get kind of repetitive using the same staple day after day, but it doesn't have to be.  You might actually find that you've totally been underestimating your LWT. Oh you like that huh, LWT? (Little White Tee).  Magazines have said it, a white tee, or blouse, is THE ultimate women’s staple. I love this white blouse from StyleWe! I paired it with my ripped boyfriend jeans for a more relaxed look. It has the perfect length cut in the front to hit your jean waist line exactly, so you don’t have to bother with the tuck. It also has a sheer tail that really flows when you walk. The cap sleeves are also perfect for those dressier days when you don’t want to expose your shoulders. I have the exact blouse linked. Jeans are similar.

From my closet to yours, thanks for stopping by.

-Morrell

Candice Brown Photography

Black Lace Pretty Face

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StyleWe Black Lace Dress | Target Strappy Heels  | Tory Burch Purse | Dolce and Gabbana Sunglasses

The little black dress is really a wonder piece! No matter the season, a chic LBD can be worn for multiple occasions. Black is one of the most classic frocks, providing a blank canvas for the addition of statement accessories and adornments. I love this dress from StyleWe because you can wear it for so many different occasions! From a date night on the bay to a play down town, dress it up or dress it down. I paired my StyleWe dress with these red strappy heels from Target-simple and chic!

From my closet to yours, thanks for stopping by.

-Morrell

 

Make It Back Home

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Make it Back Home Dress: The Mint Julep Boutique |
 Rainbow Beaded Necklace: Shop the Armoire | Tassel Earrings: Shop the Armoire | Kate Spade Pink Bag | Karen Walker Sunglasses

It’s not every day that you find a dress that is as versatile as this one.  This “Make it Back Home Dress” from The Mint Julep Boutique is incredibly comfortable, and I love the way it flows as I walk. You can dress this blue number up with voluminous statement jewelry, wedges, and a bright bag like me, or keep it simple with flat sandals and natural makeup. This easy breezy fabric is indescribable. It’s bouncy, playful, and relaxed at the same time. The is the perfect piece for your Easter Weekend! If you sign up for The Mint Julep e-mails, you will receive $10 on your first order! Who doesn't love a good deal like that?

From my closet to yours, thanks for stopping by!

-Morrell

Candice Brown Photography 

New Hair Routine

 I have always had a problem with split ends! My hair is thin, thin, and thin, oh yeah, and fine! I am always looking for volume inducing products and products to keep  my hair long and healthy. Especially since I have my brother-in-law's wedding coming up,  I want my hair to be long and luxurious! I recently got a new ombre hair color. I absolutely love it! I have never dyed my hair before, and ever since I have had the ombre, the ends of my hair have felt super dry. I also felt like they were breaking very easily. I had been using other aragon products.  They was ok, but I never felt like I got any real results. Most of the products smelled really good, but by the end of the day, I felt like my ends had started drying out and frazzling again.

I  am now using this Argan Oil (picture above). Thank you Maple Holistic's! It has been absolutely amazing. You only need about two small squirts in your palm. I only apply it from the middle to the bottom of my hair with a focus on the very ends. After I get out of the shower I put this oil in my damp hair, blow dry and style like I always do. Even after I have applied the harsh heat from my blow dryer and curling iron, the ends of my hair feel hydrated and healthy. My hair now feels weightless. I feel more body. I also felt like my hair was much more healthy. My hair wasn't even the slightest bit oily by the end of the day either! 

One reason why I love this product, Argan Oil from Maple Holistics is that it is a clear fluid instead of a dark orange. I have been using this product for the past couple of months, and I only have good things to say.  
There are also more uses of argan oil than just hair treatment. I also use this remedy on my nailbeds because they get extremely dry and start to peel in the winter. This oil has really helped this problem. 
If you would ever like to try free samples of Maple Holistics click HERE! If you aren't sure is Maple Holistics is for you check out this great blog post on their purple shampoo, which after reading I would love to try next!
From my closet to yours, thanks for stopping by!
-Morrell
 

Boho Denim

Boohoo Denim Dress | Sandals: Morrell's Armoire | Necklace: Morrell's Armoire | Hat: Morrell's Armoire
Denim has really revolutionized the fashion industry. I can't imagine what my closet would be without my staple denim jackets, dresses, and of course jeans!  Today I am repping Boohoo in this denim Jessie Open Shoulder Dress. I have literally lived in this dress since I received it a week ago. I love that 90's inspired style is coming back, and this babydoll look encompasses that completely. You could also add a little more street style and edge  by pairing this dress with Adidas tennis shoes, and maybe a leather jacket.  This dress is a clean classic and can even be rocked by adding black shades, and a nice handbag. 
I also want to give you all a little update on the online store. I know there are currently no new products in my store; however, I do have new inventory.  I am in the process of having a new site built, which is currently under construction.  We should be live in about two weeks. You can shop my Instagram feed and Facebook feed by sending me a direct message or comment with style and size,  and I'll send you a PayPal invoice.  So far, we have sold lots of jewelry, and a handbag! Thanks for all your support! I hope you will stop by and check us out in two weeks, until then I'll see you on insta.
From my closet to yours, thanks for stopping by.
-Morrell

V-day Vibes.

Red roses anyone? I'm more of a pink rose gal, but this dress is to die for! Red is always classic. I was feeling much at home this past weekend when Candice and I were reunited for a blog shoot. When we get together magic happens!We were getting intense Dolce and Gabbana Vibes with the black and red floral contrasts, and the 3D flowers;  the perfect dress for Valentine's Day! This dress is now one of my new favorites. It's from Dezzal.com, and under $100!  I have many similar dresses linked up for you below. I hope you all have a Wonderful Valentine's Day!
From my closet to yours, thanks for stopping by.
-Morrell
Candice Brown Photography

Similar Dresses

Spruce Up Your Sweater Game

H&M Skirt similarhere, andhere | Antonio Melani Boots Similarhere, and here | Express Sweater similarshere,  and here | Louis Vuitton Neverfull | Ray-Ban Sunglasses
Spruce your sweater game up with a button down jean skirt. These skirts are really in this season, and they go with literally everything! You  can even wear these skirts well into the Sping and Summer months as well. This skirt right up there with the white tee in cloest staples. It's a basic that's not going anywhere! Tuck your sweater in to show more of your waist line. This crop sweater from Express is the perfect length for a high waisted skirt!
From my closet to yours, thanks for stopping by.
-Morrell

The Look

Sneaks and Lace

Adidas Shoes | Forever 21 Skirt | Forever 21 Crop Top | Forever 21 Boyfreind Blazer | Ray-Ban Clubmaster Sunglasses

Today starts it all. I'm in downtown Atlanta buying the latest for the new store that I'm adding on to the site. Keep your eye peeled for the latest styles that are blog approved!
For a full day of shopping, I finally learned my lesson on wearing the right shoes. Comfortable doesn't have to look like your mom.I have seen these Adidas everywhere, so obviously I had to have a pair! They are incredibly comfortable and you can style them in so many chic ways. I styled my Adidas today with this lace maxi from Forever 21. I added some structure with my boyfriend blazer. My entire outfit, besides the shoes, is all under 6o$!
From my slot yo yours, thanks for stopping by.
-Morrell

Brighten Your Day!

If you know me , you know that I love the beach! I practically live at my parent's beach house in the summer. My mom has preached to me time and time again about wearing sunscreen, but aI hate to say, we don’t  always want to listen to our moms when we are young and headstrong. Later when we get older, and wiser,  we then learn that EVERYTHING they told us was true. I am only 27 now and I wear sunscreen on my face EVERY TIME i’m in the sun to prevent aging and sunspots. 
Unfortunately, after being addicted to the sun and tanning in my high school and college years, I do already have some sun damage on my face. For the past 4 weeks, I’ve been trying LUMAPRO-C: Brightening Pigment Corrector Serum by Hydropeptide. It safely fades existing dark spots, age spots, and inhibits future discoloration with the latest in drug-free technology. This facial serum is ideal for anyone wanting a brighter complexion while improving overall skin radiance. I can really tell a difference in the tone of my skin, and I can even recognize the aging improvements in just four shorts weeks.  The formula is very creamy with a very citrusy scent. I love the scent. It makes me feel more energized. I especially love it in the mornings. The scent really wakes me up.
Luma-C isn’t cheap. It retails for $148.00. That is a little expensive for the size of 1oz the bottle.  If you would like to try this brightening serum for yourself, here is a20% discount code to use on your LumaPro-C purchase, which makes it really affordable compared to other skin serums. Follow this link http://shop.hydropeptide.com/lumapro-c/#.WDS5xS0rI9Y and use code BBLUMA20 to recieve 20% off your LumaPro-C purchase.
 I hope you like your results. 
From my closet to yours, thanks for stopping by.
-Morrell

Proportions Made Easy

Chunky Knit Sweater similar, here, and here | Leather Skirt similar herehere, and here | Express Booties | Ray-ban Clubmaster
It's all about balance, and opposites always attract in fashion. If you want to wear something large and oversized, something smaller on the other end will always compliment it. Combine items that are "uneven in proportion to each other": Instead of two items that are the same length, look for  long and a short garments to put together. A shorter jacket looks best with a longer skirt, ect.  A sleek, skinny, mini leather skirt that hugs my waist pairs perfectly with a big, loose, chunky knit sweater!  See, proportions are easy! 
Also, my new obession are stackable gold rings! These beauties are from Eternal Sparkle, and I swear I did not make that ring sparkle the way it did in the picture. No edits here, only true, gorgeous sparkle!
From my closet to yours, thanks for stopping by.
-Morrell

The Look

Similar Skirts

Blu Spero

Dress and Booties - Blue Spero Boutique  | Cardigan Forever 21
I'm a sucker for dresses, even in the fall and winter months. I love to style dresses with booties, and these from Blu Spero take the cake. They are so unique with the slit down the side. The only downside is you may not be able to wear socks with these. Try some low cut bootie socks if you must. 
 I have died over this suede lace up dress from Blu Spero Boutique. It's extremely comfortable, cute,  and the lace up neckline adds a hint of edginess.  I styled it with a long cardigan form Forever 21 for a little more coverage during chilly weather.
hank you Blu Spero for this collaboration!
From my closet to yours, thanks for stopping by.
-Morrell

Wool Wrapped

 Banana Republic Coat | Banana Republic Scarf |Tory Burch Bag Similar | Express Jeans | BCBG Pumps Similar | David Yurman Bracelets | David Yurman Ring 
 
It's that time again when all your Winter coats start to reappear. I usually try only to buy one coat a year, so they have to be timeless. This wool wrap coat from Banana Republic  will stand the test of time. It is extremely classic.  I will be wearing this for winters to come. It comes in three exemplary colors, Grey, Olive, and my chosen color, Light Pink. Never once think you can't wear pastels in the colds months! Pastel colors are really in this season. Pastel coats in particular are the most wearable piece you could own this winter. The sweet pastels are the perfect solution to a brighten your day and fight the dreary winter blues.
You can dress this jacket up or dress is down. In my look today, I have made it semi-casual with my cut skinny jeans, pumps, and a scarf. My scarf is also from Banana Republic. The colors of the scarf coincide with the color of the jacket and they really complement each other. I could even see myself wearing this ensemble to a fancy night out with a black dress, tights, and some really big bling statement jewelry!
The color is gorgeous but I also would like to highlight the fit. This coat is not too tight, even across the shoulders where most wool coats tend to be. I also love the fit it because it ties and is highly adjustable around the waist. This coat can really bring out your feminine side with the  bow tie. I’ve already got a lot of compliments about this coat and now my mom is  wanting to borrow it for her trip to Washing D.C. in a couple of weeks.  
From my closet to yours, thanks for stopping by.
-Morrell

THE LOOK