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The Perfect Housewarming Gift & How to #SmudgethatSh*t

My family and I have recently moved into a new home, and first on my to-do list was a cleansing ritual. Thus this beautiful floral smudge stick from Mystical Blossoms was the perfect housewarming gift. Now, I know, despite how trendy sage has become on Insta, you may be hesitant, or perhaps you just have no idea how one goes about performing a cleansing. To sum it up, it's about being intentional about the kind of energy you want in your home. It's simple...do you want good vibes? Do you want to let go of the bad vibes? Great...then as they say on instagram, let's #smudgethatsh*t.



For a quick cleansing, you can use a smudge spray, for example, like this Namaste Smudge Spray; or you can use incense, herbs, a fragrant simmer pot...it doesn't have to be something specific. The point is that by adding something tangible to a prayer or meditation, you turn that prayer or meditation into a ceremonial act, and that will make you more confident and intentional about your thou…

Easy Color Blocking with Dresses

Color blocking is a huge new trend this season. You can color block by pairing a colorful outfit with bright accessories. You can also pair a neutral outfit with color block shoes or color block purses. If you want just a small color block detail, layer a contrasting belt over a sundress. My favorite look is monochromatic color blocking. Try it in cool colors like blues and purples.

But if you are totally new to mixing colors, you can cheat by wearing a dress that is already color blocked.




A classic sheath dress looks great with bold, streamlined color blocking. To keep it work-appropriate, find a sheath dress that is color blocked with one calm color, like blue, paired with two neutrals (like the black and white in the photo). Pair this look with black heels and a metallic handbag.



A daytime dress like this one with a banded waist and flowing skirt looks great with lots of color. The best thing about a color block dress like this is all the different shapes and angles can flatter your figure. Look for one like this where the angles get smaller towards the waist and the colors are darker on the sides of the hips and thighs. A dress this colorful should be paired with neutral accessories like nude pumps and a tan handbag. You could also pick up on the blue in the dress by wearing navy pumps.





This is the perfect example of how to use color blocking to look slimmer; the black along the side and the lighter color in the middle is going to make you look more narrow in the waist and hips. With the right color combo, you can really hide your problem areas. A long flowing dress that is black on the bottom and bright on the top is going to make you look thinner from the waiste down. And a bright pop of color up top can of course accentuate your chest. Pair it with flat strappy sandals.

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Comments

  1. not going to lie the first two I find horrible.... like I should be in a cage at a go-go club or something on 60s 70s night lol!!

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  2. Ha ha!! Yeah, I personally think the first one is a bit too 70s, but I would wear the second one. I really love the color block maxi dresses. I have one from Old Navy in black, white and grey that I can't wait to wear.

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  3. Great dresses.. I love color blocking - especially with shoes

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  4. Great dresses.. I love color blocking - especially with shoes

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  5. I love colorful outfits and bright outfits, and I love colorful bright jewelry, so, hey, I'm doing the right thing this season.

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  6. I like these. They are all pretty nice color combos

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