The Fluff Report

November 24, 2014

Midi Skirt + Midi Heels = Holiday Gorgeous!

[skirt: JOA c/o Paislee Boutique, top: Sugarlips c/o Paislee Boutique, shoes: SoleSociety(old), similar, earrings: J.crew]

I am so excited to be on Good Day Rochester this morning...on location! I'll be filming at Paislee Boutique highlighting some beautiful holiday dresses as well as some comfy but cute Thanksgiving attire. I am absolutely in love with everything so you'll have to watch. I'll be posting the video later in theday so check back if you don't catch it live! PS:Everything in the store will be 25% off on Black Friday. 

Midi skirts are all over the magazines, stores, and celebs. Paislee has a great selection and I love this beautiful black with intricate silver embroidery. This skirt is under $100 but looks and feels so much more expensive. I wanted the skirt to speak for itself so chose to pair it with a simple black top with delicate lace detailing at the shoulders. This blouse would be perfect for work or a holiday occasion. Originally I thought I'd pair it with black shoes but when I saw these aubergine calf midi heels in my closet, I knew they'd be the perfect contrast to the mostly dark outfit. 

Hope you all have a short work week like I do! Enjoy getting ready for Turkey Day!

November 21, 2014

Gold Glitter Gift Guide


I love that the holidays are an excuse to sport some serious sparkle. And sparkle I will with all of these fun glittery choices. I'm usually a fan of skirts from Banana Republic and they did not disappoint this year with this glitzy gold pleated mini. 

How fun is this J.Crew "girls" sparkle tote? Sure it may be in the kids section but that hasn't stopped me before. Get out your tape measure: the dimensions are 8"Hx14"W with a handle drop of 3 3/4". 

Last year I went on a hunt for gold glitter heels to wear on New Years Eve. They were sold out almost everywhere so to get in on the trend I would suggest investing in them pronto. 

Kate Spade does it again (and again) with the gold sparkle studs and iphone case. The iphone case is another kids find at Gap for the Kate SpadexGap collaboration but I'm pretty positive they don't make kid sized iphones-so go for it. Who cares if the 13 year old teen has the same one? 

So I've tried gold glitter on my eyes once before. Let's just say it didn't work out so well. I was wiping glitter off my face for a week afterwards, HOWEVER, if you have a steady hand and a cosmetology degree-I say to do it. I love the dramatic feel of it. 

Watches are a fun gift to give and recieve during the holidays. I love the KS glitter band for when you feel saucy or the simple beige leather for conservative work days. 

And of course when there is a color you are obsessed with, there is always a matching nail polish. Try RGB's gilt-it's a 5 free polish so it doesn't contain some of the most harmful chemicals other polishes do. 

~ Becky

November 19, 2014

Brr Baby...Get Your Fur Hooded Coat On!

[Coat: Gap, Leggings: Gap, Camp Socks: J.Crew (mens), Boots: Sorel (similar), Sunnies: Maui Jim, Tee: Cynthia Rowley via Marshalls, Necklace: c/o Backwood Beads]

Brr...I can't believe our temps today were in the teens! I thought I'd be needing my Sorels soon but not necessarily this early into the season. I originally bought this coat when looking for a "raincoat" to wear to my boy's soccer games. What I didn't realize was this could not only survive a rain storm, but a decent blizzard as well. The hood weighs about 10 lbs. but it has fur on it and so I fell for it. On the plus side it has enough pockets to hold your gloves, wallet, phone, lipstick, a box of tissues, and your child's lego collection (because what Mom doesn't always find legos in their pockets?!)

A huge thank you to my friend and sorority sis Stacey for sending me one of her Backwood Beads necklace. They are locally made in Rocky Mount, NC which just happens to be close to my alma mater-East Carolina University (Go Pirates!) Once I get my hands on some more, I plan on layering these babies up! I would love for you to show this new business some support by liking their FB page and/or following them on IG and if you are local to NC-be sure to find them at at these locations: 

Southern Swank (Nashville, NC)
Totally You (Rocky Mount, NC)
Belle and Co. (Wilson, NC)
Cottontails (kids collection)(Wilson, NC)
DeWayne's (Selma and Smith area, NC)

Shop my outfit and other options below! 

November 17, 2014

How To Get Great Hair Everyday With Perfect Curls From The Conair® Curl Secret®!

This post has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and it's advertiser. All opinions are mine alone.

I try hard to curl my hair every morning before work. I also try to gulp down one cup of coffee when I'm getting ready, but it's impossible to curl my hair and drink coffee at the same time. I'm an amazing multi-tasker but even I have limits. And then enters some amazing tools: the Infiniti Pro by Conair® 3Q Brushless Motor Dryer and the Infiniti Pro by Conair® Curl Secret®. The curl secret draws the hair up into the chamber and then works its' magic. You can set the heat to high or low as well as the time for how long you want it to hold your hair (8, 10, or 12 seconds). Get loose or tight curls depending on the time and heat.

I started by using the Conair® 3Q™ Brushless Motor Dryer and I couldn't believe how quiet it was! It also cut down my dry time which anything to shave off minutes in the morning is a huge bonus to me. After brushing out my hair and clipping up the top section, I took a 1 inch piece and placed it into the curl secret. Pressing down, the hair is drawn into the chamber. I will tell you there is a learning curve to using this. One side of the curl secret says in big bold letters to keep "this side towards head". I would listen to it if I were you or you may end up with some tangles. Once you get past the awkwardness of holding your hands the right way, it will be easy! Short beeps occur until the curling is over. Gently pull out the curl and let it cool before combing or separating with your fingers. Keep it down or add a bobby to pull back loose curls! Perfect curls in 10 minutes or less!

Wanting one for yourself? Head over to WalMart to pick up these beautifying tools!

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November 13, 2014

Gift Guide: Made in the USA

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This is absolutely one of my favorite posts I've put together in awhile. Over the past 6 months I've really become focused on buying more of everything that's made in the good 'ol US of A. A chance meeting at a friend's neighborhood barbecue this past Summer was the catalyst. I met an amazing American couple who lived in China with their 3 boys. Working in a corporate world, I was fascinated with their description of the culture and tales of BIG city living. (think NYC x 100). They loved their experience and yet they still said they tell everyone to NOT buy anything "made in china". I was completely taken aback by their recommendation due to their fond memories and love of Asian culture. But they saw first hand of how jobs in America are being outsourced for cheaper, faster labor. Their message resonated with me and I continue to think back to that conversation when I research new items I want. I'm no extremist but if I can purchase something made in the USA over something made in China, why wouldn't I? 

I'm hoping for some of you this will open your eyes to being more conscious of purchasing American made. Seeing how I want 2 of everything on this gift list-I don't think it will be a problem buying stateside this holiday season!