Monday, September 29, 2014

perfect hair day

This post is sponsored by Living Proof through a partnership with Millennial Central, but all reviews and opinions are my own.

This sweater is part muppet & 100% the softest thing I have ever worn!
{ What I Wore: sweater ℅ Chicwish (shop my top fluffy sweater picks below) // Legging Jeans ℅ James Jeans // Steve Madden pumps // Coach purse ℅ Dillard's Green Hills // vintage scarf // sunglasses ℅ Ozeal Glasses }

All Photos | Kate Davis Photo

My biggest hair complaint is that as soon as I walk out the door, it immediately looks like a hot mess -- 30 minutes of drying, straightening, & styling straight out the window. And because I know that my hair looks crazy, this leads to me fussing over it all day, ending in a greasy, not cute 'do by the end of the day. Since cutting my hair, I have found myself simply throwing my hair up in a pony most days, to just avoid the whole situation.

And while my denial over this issue has gotten me this far, I was ready for a update. Enter, the game changing product - Living Proof's Perfect Hair Day 5-in-1 styling treatment. I have been using it for 6 months now, & all I have to say is, "Bye, Bye stringy lifeless hair"! When I use this product (applied to damp hair before I blow dry), my hair style stays put all day & beyond. I had a friend who said that her hair was impossible to curl, so I shared this product with her & her previously curl-challenged hair was va-va-voom, for days! (hi Morgan!)
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So when Living Proof asked me to try out their entire PhD (Perfect hair Day) line, including my beloved 5-in-1 Styling Treatment, along with a shampoo & conditioner, I was all "HECK YES!" The PhD shampoo & conditioner are a routine changing duo that keeps hair cleaner, longer reducing the need to wash your hair as often. These are sulfate-free, oil-free & silicone-free. 

My new hair situation? After using the PhD shampoo and conditioner (I love how little of each you need to get the job done!), I apply 5-in-1 Styling Treatment to damp hair & blow dry. Every day I am able to easily recreate a look that is smooth, with volume, polish, & a lack of static!

Looking for your own perfect hair days? Sign up here for a chance to win the PHD line of products! (10 lucky entrants will win!)

Find Living Proof online: website // Twitter // Facebook // Pinterest // Instagram
Jennifer Aniston is the Living Proof co-owner & hair care spoke spokesperson, & says about the brand, "What caught my attention about Living Proof is the company’s unique approach to hair care—using scientific technologies to offer women actual proof in a bottle rather than hoping for results.” And let's just all agree that Jen Aniston knows good hair! (I am obsessed with her hair-spiration board on Pinterest)

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Sunday Shopping: Me-OW

Fall: pumpkin spice, crushing on outerwear, and leopard everything! It is my favorite time of the year!
Shop the leopard craze: 1 Claire V mini purse // 2 Tory Burch espadrilles  // 3 Cleobella hip pouch  // 4 Kate Spade iPhone case  // 5 Elsie pumps  // 6 Oliveve leopard pouch  // 7 J.Crew stella pumps  // 8 leopard oxfords  // 9 Tory Burch backpack  // 10 Splendid slip on sneakers

www.myhereandnowlife.com occasionally receives vendor/brand sponsorships for mentioning their products and services.

Saturday, September 27, 2014

weekend reading: 09.27.14

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This weekend why don't you :: bust out the polka dots - subtle or bold!

{what you might have missed on Here&Now}
{1.} Borrowing from the boys

{2.} Hello Tokyo, exploring the new Kate Spade collection

{3.} Turning over a new leaf

{4.} My favorite budget friendly transitional piece

{5.} Favorite Fall trend? Comfy and cute basics like this

{posts I'm loving around the internets}
{1.} What to wear for a "snappy casual" work place like mine. 

{2.} Thoughts on wardrobe staples (nailed it!) 

{3.} Getting older does mean getting wiser

{4.} My next perfume

{5.} Perfectly un-perfect distressed DIY

{can't miss sales}

Ann Taylor Loft - 50% Off select styles

J.Crew - 30% off final sale, code PICKASALE /// Cardmembers get extra 40% off, code CARDSONLY

Kate Spade Saturday - bag sale!

Land's End - 25% off, Friends & Family Sale

Madewell - extra 30% off all sale styles, code PINCHME

Need Supply Co - new outerwear arrivals, free shipping on orders $75+

Old Navy - 30% off your purchase!

White House Black Market - Buy 1, Get 1 50% Off, 
Code: 12250, ends 9.30.14

World Market - 10% Off, Code: SAVEBIG10 promo ends 10.20.14

Friday, September 26, 2014

New Shop: Redesigned by Two

This Fall I am all about the combination of comfy & cute.

And I am excited to share with you my new comfy cute destination - Redesigned by Two. This shop delivers items I want to live in this Fall, all for a teacher budget approved price! 

I love this dress, can't wait to share with you another staple piece I picked up & am already dreaming about my next acquisition - this sweater!

And the best news - you can get 15% your purchase at Redesigned by Two with code HERENOW
{ What I Wore: dress ℅ Redesigned by Two // DSW booties // purse ℅  Nordstrom Rack // Kendra Scott necklace // Target sunglasses }

All Photos | Kate Davis Photo 
Right now I am loving this swingy dress with bare legs & open toe booties, but as we prepare for the great Fall cool down, I can't wait to pile on the layers with leggings, over the knee boots & a fun vest!
Shop now & get 15% your purchase at Redesigned by Two with code HERENOW

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

borrowed from the boys

Stealing from the boys & doing it better! 
This month I am craving "borrowed from the boys" details like ties, tough button downs, and schoolgirl chic loafers. The look might be channeling menswear, but with a definite feminine flair. The cooler temps also have me reaching for rich gem tones, and warm gold accents!

Get all of these hot fall trends at Nordstrom Rack. Pair pencil skirts with chambray tops, or ladylike dresses with boyish loafers and blazersTies and oversized coats add a fun twist to your work outfits!
I am also excited to announce that I am partnering up with Nordstrom Rack for their store opening in Nashville! AND, you can join the pre-opening private shop event with me! Nordstrom Rack private shop events are typically reserved for Nordstrom Reward members and VIPs, but as my readers, Nordstrom Rack wants YOU to join in on the fun too. You could be among the first to shop the new store when the merchandise selection is at its best.

What: Brentwood, TN Nordstrom Rack Pre-Opening Party
When: Thursday October 2, 4 - 8 pm 
Where330 Franklin Road, Brentwood, TN 37027 (off Franklin Road within Brentwood Place Shopping Center)

**UPDATE: Congrats to Marcie R on winning the 1 on 1 styling session! Can't wait to fix you up with some great pieces for Fall!

I am also super excited to be offering 1 on 1 styling for one local reader as well! One person who signs up for the private shopping event will be chosen at random to be styled by me at the event! 

This post was sponsored by Nordstrom Rack, but all reviews and opinions are my own.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Hello Tokyo

We have such a fun little blogging community here in Nashville. So when Commerce Street Events invited a group of bloggers to check out some of the new arrivals at our local Kate Spade store, the answer was a solid YES! And then a, "What to wear!?".
Hanging out with the lovely Brittany Fuson (check out her new planner!) and Mallory of Confetti and Stripes on the Kate Spade couch. Wearing Kate Spade via Rent the Runway.
Invites by EOH custom paper lovelies & letterpress paper suite by EBL Letterpress.
Having fun in the photo booth with Alecia of La Joie De Vivre blog.
Check out the delicious eye candy available at Kate Spade now. Do they ever NOT kill it!?

Monday, September 22, 2014

new leaf

{ What I Wore for an after work event: Le Tote dress // purse ℅ Gigi New York // ShoeMint heels // By Terry Lipstick ("Cherry Cherry") }

All Photos | Kate Davis Photo
These past few weeks, I have been feeling out of sorts. Between moving, starting a new job, & reuniting with the pugs after 2 months apart, my joy & passion for this space on the internet dwindled. I took the past week off from blogging for a combination of reasons, mostly because we didn't have intent in our new place yet, & also because I just didn't have anything that I was crazy about posting anything. I want this space to be a place were I get to share my loves, the things that I rave about to my best girlfriends, & I also want to let myself off the hook when I don't get around to posting 7 days a week. This is my happy place, I only bring my happy here, & somedays I just can't pretend that everything is happy & in order.

However, with the crisp of Fall in the air, I am rejuvenated for my wardrobe, accessories, & new beauty products. Paired with a fabulous Le Tote box arriving on my doorstep, this gorgeousness from Gigi New York, & a new magical location for photos with my talented photographer/friend Kate, I am refueled & ready to blog!
Happy Fall y'all! I am drooling over the serious eye candy Gigi New York just released in their Fall collection. I think the Hayden satchel is calling my name. Now to just make the major life decision - what color!?