Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Short Suit

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Orange Scallop Blazer: Dorothy Perkins c/o  |  Orange Scallop Shorts: Dorothy Perkins c/o  |  Blouse: Forever21 (sold out - similar)  |  Shoes: NastyGal  |  Clutch: Michael Kors (old - similar)  |  Earrings: Gorjana  |  Watch: MVMT c/o (get $10 off with code hannahhagler)

I've got a newfound love for the short suit this spring, and I believe this adorable orange version from Dorothy Perkins is to thank for that.  So often I'll gravitate towards dresses or jumpsuit in the spring because they're easy, so it's nice to change it up with something that's easy but gives a really put-together look.

I paired it with a simple camisole blouse but think it would also be darling with a white button-up if your office has a more relaxed dress code, or a navy striped top for a brunch by the beach.


Friday, March 27, 2015

Life On The Go

Disclosure: Compensation was provided by Intel via Mode Media. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Intel.  

As you guys know, I am a woman on the go.  Not only do I work a full time job during the week, I'm also attending school to get a credential, as well as sharing bits and pieces of my life on this little blog here.  I love every part of my life and wouldn't change it for the world, but I'd be lying if I said it wasn't hectic at times. 

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Luckily, technology has made it possible for me to do it all in a timely manner.  I couldn't imagine how much more stressed I would be if I didn't have various pieces of technology to get things done on the go.

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I had the opportunity to try out the Intel powered Dell Venue 8 7000 series tablet it's really been a game changer for me as far as blogging on the go is concerned.  I work during the day and go straight to working out after I get off.  I am usually at my gym 30 minutes to an hour early, so I find myself sitting in my car playing on my phone.  With the Dell Venue 8 7000 series tablet, I've been able to sit in my car and edit photos for blog posts or social shares, as well as curate a blog post while on the go.  What would normally be 30 minutes to an hour of wasted time, has now become super productive.

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My favorite feature of this tablet is that it syncs to your Dropbox.  That's crucial for someone like me who has photos all over the place.  I have photos on my computer, my camera, and my phone, and I can't tell you how many times I've thought about a photo I wanted to share and it was at home on my computer.  The fact that the tablet syncs to Dropbox makes it so easy to have all of my photos available to me whenever I want. 

I didn't expect much from the camera since I am so picky about quality, but I was really surprised at how good the photos were. There are three cameras, so no matter where you focus your lens when you snap a picture, you can re-focus afterward to highlight any section of the image you want.  You can blur the foreground or background, filter shades from black and white to color, or adjust contrast and brightness.

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The tablet is super thin so I can throw it in my already massively heavy purse and not have to worry about it weighing me down.  I'm sitting here writing this and wondering why I hadn't thought I needed something like this in my life earlier!  I love my little phone but it can only take so much. 

Do you guys have any tech products that make your life easier?  I would love to hear about them in the comments below! 
         
Intel makes new and exciting technologies possible, like the Intel® RealSense snapshot camera technology.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Stripes & White

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Hello there!  You might notice something a bit different around here... I cut my hair!  I've been wanting to do something different for a long time.  I've had long hair almost my entire life and it became somewhat of a security blanket.  I'm not sure if it's getting older, but I've been feeling really empowered to take risks and do what makes me happy.  I am loving it so far!

Now onto the outfit - I wish they made these trousers in a million colors because I would buy every pair.  They are so comfortable and flattering and the fit is perfection.  I love that they give off a dressier look than your standard white denim.  They are semi-high waisted so I was able to pair it with this short hem striped top for a fresh and classic look. 


Friday, March 20, 2015

Oversized

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Collared Top: Lookbook Store c/o  |  Jeans: Old (love these)  |  Bag: 3.1 Phillip Lim  |  Shoes: JustFab (similar)  |  Bangles: BaubleBar  |  Earrings: (obsessed with this similar version)  |  Watch: Daniel Wellington c/o

I know we all have those days where all we want to do is throw on a t-shirt and be done with it.  This shirt is so perfect for those days where you want to feel relaxed and comfortable, but still need to be presentable.  

I've been taking classes to get a certification for my career, which is a lot while working full time as well.  My sleep cycle is not on the regular schedule it's used to, so I find when I wake up I still want something that feels soft like pajamas, but is obviously office appropriate.  This top is perfect for that, and it's extremely affordable. 

I hope you guys are having a great week, and thank you, as always for reading!


Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Casual Pinstripes

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Top: boohoo c/o  |  Jeans: Forever21 (sold out - similar)  |  Bag: Alexander Wang  |  Shoes: Steve Madden  |  Earrings: Tory Burch

I've got an off-the-shoulder top addiction lately and this pinstripe version is no exception.  I love that the silhouette is modern and unique, but the print is classic with pinstripes.

I'm also wearing flats - how rare!  I actually almost never wear flats in everyday life, unless I'm running errands.  If you do catch me in flats, they will almost always be some form of pointed toe shoe.  I love the look of loafers and I can't tell you how many I bought and returned before finding this Steve Madden pair.  All of the previous loafers I tried were stiff and going to be impossible to break in.  These are so soft and comfortable, I find myself reaching for them all the time.  They were actually a spur of the moment purchase while I was at the mall recently - I looked down at my favorite pointed toe bow flats (seen here) and realized they had holes in the soles!  I literally wore them any time I needed to wear flats because they went with everything and were comfy.  I was so happy to find a replacement pair that are just as fabulous.



Monday, March 16, 2015

Mermaid Wave Hair Tutorial

I finally got around to filming my mermaid wave hair tutorial!  I posted a picture on instagram awhile ago and a few of you said you would like to see a video for it.  My hair used to hold curl really well but lately it takes a lot of extra TLC and tips & tricks to keep up with my over 8 hour days. 

Do you guys have any tips and tricks for long lasting curls or waves?  I would love to hear them as I'm always trying new things with my hair. 


I hope you guys have a fantastic day, and thanks for watching!

P.S. I completely forgot to mention I was named as one of 15 favorite budget fashion bloggers on The Everygirl!  My jaw nearly dropped to the floor when I found out.  I am so honored and excited to be amongst so many fabulous bloggers.  Make sure you check it the list!