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I've Got the Gingham Blues

Here in the south, gingham is a print most fashionistas have in their closet. And after snagging this adorable Stay Sweet Gingham Top from Bella Ella Boutique, I'm definitely going to be adding more of the print to my wardrobe! I love the ruffled style of this top and the way it gently floats away from my body. It's such a versatile piece that can be worn many different ways.



This top can be paired with jeans, a skirt, capri pants or shorts. It works for lunch dates with the ladies or a casual night out with your fella. It's so feminine and yet so fun too!
Here's a close up of the color and details. (Don't you just love the ruffles?)

There's nothing like lounging in the southern summer sun.

I already had a pair of royal blue suede pumps to wear with the top- and they matched perfectly. Score!

Stay Sweet Gingham Top: Bella Ella Boutique (it looks like the blue is no longer available, but you can get it in a pretty pink here) | Jeans: Gap (old) | Pumps: Guess? (o…

Summer Lovin' Picks Under $50

If you're like me, summer is all about sunshine, lemonade and vacation. Those are three of my favorite things! And since we're now officially into the summer season, I've rounded up a bunch of fun summer inspired pieces that I love- all under $50!

I think you'll love these pieces too, and if you're digging one, just click on the photo to purchase.

(I make a small commission when you click on products from this post.)

A Muah-velous Shirt

You guys- I'm so excited about this post! After nearly six years of having this blog, I finally found the perfect shirt to represent it. I was totally stoked when I stumbled upon this Kiss Me Lips Graphic Tee from The Pink Lily Boutique. It's absolutely perfect for a blog titled Leather & Lip Gloss!

And so, here's how I chose to wear the shirt for the first time. (I plan to share many more ways to style it in the future!) Hope you love this casual summer outfit that I put together.

Here's a shot of the shirt in all its glory. It's super soft and comfy!

You can't go wrong with a graphic tee and a classic pair of jeans. I paired mine with some striped canvas sneakers to complete the look.

It was such a gorgeous day outside, I just had to go with outdoor shots. Greenery and brick walls make great backdrops for photos.

What's great about this shirt is that you can wear it no matter what mood you're in!
Rock it when you're in a sassy/sexy mood.
Or a…

Unveiling of the Summer 2018 Box of Style + $25 Off Promo Code!

It's that time again- the summer Box of Style curated by Rachel Zoe is here! Inside the box each season, you'll find $400 worth of amazing fashion, beauty and lifestyle products. Subscriptions normally cost $99 but if you enter code 25SUMMERAFF at checkout, you'll score $25 off your order! The summer box was inspired by some of Rachel's favorite travel destinations, like St. Tropez and The Hamptons. Here's what you'll get inside the summer box:

Rachel Zoe for Box of Style Palm Straw Bag (Box of Style exclusive) Retail Value $99

Skova Kilim Towel Retail Value $58

Bindya Lace-Up Cover-Up (Box of Style exclusive) Retail Value $115

For Love and Lemons Loop Fringe Earrings  Retail Value $63

Kate Somerville ExfoliKate Glow Moisturizer

Retail Value $65

To sign up for Box of Style and take advantage of this sweet deal, visit the Box of Style website. Don't forget to enter code 25SUMMERAFF at checkout!

Beauty Bundle Giveaway!

Hello hello ladies! Let's start the week off with a bit of fun, shall we? I've got a super cool Beauty Bundle Giveaway going on this week and one lucky winner will receive everything you see in this photo:

Clinique 3-Step Skin Care System (Liquid Face Soap, Clarifying Lotion & Dramatically Different Moisturizing LotionLORAC TANtalizer (Deep Body Bronzing Luminizer)Burberry BRIT For Her Perfume Sampler (three scents)ULTA Beauty Juice Infused Lip OilULTA Beauty Lip Mask in Cranberry & PomengranateSmashbox L.A. Lights Blendable Lip & Cheek Color in Beverly Hills Blush
You can enter the giveaway on Facebook and/or Instagram. The rules are the same, and you can enter in both places! Head over to the Leather & Lip Gloss Facebook page or Instagram (@leatherlipgloss) for your chance to win.

Giveaway runs through Friday, May 11, and the winner will be notified on Monday, May 14. 

Good luck!

Buy a Charm From Olive + Piper and Help Empower Young Girls in Developing Countries

Do more than just stock up on jewelry- make a difference in the lives of girls in developing countries! From now through June 30, 2018, Olive + Piper is donating 10% of sales from its Charm Collection to Plan International's Because I Am A Girl movement.

The donations made by Olive + Piper help:
Keep girls from dropping out of school and being forced to be child bridesProvide equal access to education through gender-sensitive learning environments for girlsTeach boys and men about gender equality and encourage them to promote girls' and women's rightsProvide girls with a learning environment that’s free of violence, abuse and bullyingSupport school feeding programs that keep girls’ full, their brains active and encourages parents to send their daughters to schoolEnsure children are registered at birth so they can prove their legal age or claim protection under any laws specifying a minimum age for marriageProvide girls, boys, men and women with the tools, resources and supp…

Win 2 Free Tickets to the Southern Women's Show in Nashville!

Want to win two FREE tickets to the Southern Women's Show in Nashville? The event takes place at the Music City Center from April 5-April 8, 2018. A variety of local health, beauty, decor and fashion exhibitors will be there and you'll have more chances to win cool prizes- like a trip to the CMA Awards!
Tickets are usually $11-$13, but you can win two just but entering this giveaway! It's super easy to enter. Just use the form below. Contest runs through 12 midnight on March 29th. Winner will be notified on March 30th. 
Oh, and btw, a certain bachelor by the name of ArieLuyendyk just might be there (on Friday at 2 p.m.) to have a Q & A session that you don't want to miss!
Good luck! 

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Product Review: The Makeup Mitty

I always hate taking my makeup off at the end of the night. It seems like most of the makeup removing wipes and creams only take off so much product. I usually have to scrub my face with cleanser to get the rest of the makeup completely off.
And what's worse- when you run out of makeup remover! So when I discovered The Makeup Mitty, I knew I had to try it! 

It's an invention by #girlboss Amanda McIntosh, the woman behind the Take My Face Off beauty brand. Her signature product, The Makeup Mitty, is a reusable makeup remover mitt. It's made from Korean polyester, so it's super soft on your skin.

It's also machine washable, so you don't waste money having to buy makeup remover all the time. Just drop some Take My Face Off Organic Apricot Kernel Oil, or the makeup remover of your choice, on The Makeup Mitty and masage away your makeup.

Here's a side by side comparison of The Makeup Mitty before and after removing my makeup.  

You can see that there is a good …

Product Review: Sara Happ Lips Collection

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I've been wanting to try Sara Happ's lip products for so long. I have really dry, flaky lips, and since she's known as "The Lip Expert," I figured her stuff has to be good!
I finally got my hands on a few of her most popular products and I'm sharing my review with you here. I've included photos and videos to give you a very thorough look at her collection. Links to buy each item can be found below.


First up is The Lip Scrub- Sara's very first product that she concocted using ingredients in her kitchen! It's available in several different flavors, including Brown Sugar, Vanilla Bean and Sparkling Peach.

Purchase The Lip Scrub from Anthropologie.
Next up is The Lip Slip. This is a balm that can be used alone or with other products. It's meant to hydrate the lips and is best when used after The Lip Scrub.


Purcha…