The Fluff Report: May 2015

May 26, 2015

Poms and a Fabulous New Read! #leaveyourmark


I received these jeans in part of my second StitchFix box. I really love the wash and cut, but I didn't need another pair of skinnies, so with remorse, I returned them. I had never tried Mavi denim but for the price point (under $100) and the fit,  I will definitely be buying them next time I need some great denim. Did you see my last post about StitchFix? If you don't have time for shopping or you aren't sure what to buy, sign up for your first box HERE. Keep what you like and return what you don't. Fill out a style questionnaire so they can customize your box for items you need and want. 

As soon as I saw this top at Anthropologie, I knew I had to have it! I love the color and delicate pom poms along the edge. They are such a great detail to an otherwise simple silhouette. I'm such a pink girl so the color makes me happy now that the weather is breaking!

On a side note, I'm listening to the BEST book on Audible. It's called Leave Your Mark by Aliza Licht. She is the woman behind the Twitter account DKNY PR Girl (@dkny). She is about the same age as me and started down the path of medicine. She realized it wasn't her passion and quit medical school and landed into PR for DKNY. Although I think this book is best for a new graduate or for budding fasionistas, it's been fun listening to her take on the fashion and PR world. I would highly recomend this book for the new college grad! 


May 19, 2015

Not Your Typical Texas Tuxedo!

Denim: J.Crew
LACE TEE: Pink Martini via StitchFix
CHAMBRAY BUTTON DOWN: J.Crew (25% off with code summerlove)

Break out the white jeans! Memorial day is almost here. We have no plans and I couldn't be happier. Sometimes it's nice to do things last minute rather than have everything rolled out ahead of time. I'm dying to see Pitch Perfect 2, so that's on my list! 

I love the mix of white and chambray and I'm still so happy with my white lace tee from StitchFix. Slip on sneaks are my go to and with the grass still dewy from Spring, they are perfect for wearing to my son's outdoor sports. But honestly I built this entire outfit around the belt.I had my eye on this Banana Republic belt for awhile and love the different style but still classic feel. 


May 14, 2015

Morning Green Smoothie Recipe

I don't usually post about food or recipes but I wanted to share the new breakfast that I've been having for the past two months. I literally used to eat a ZONE or Balance bar every morning for the past 16 years! When I started an elimination diet two months ago to find out why I've been feeling like garbage and what's causing my belly bloat-I had to replace the processed protein bar with whole foods. I have to give credit to our fabulous, local Wegmans grocery market-I had a sample in store and loved the balance of greens and fruit. This is slightly changed from their recipe but I will say it was the inspiration.

Since I've broken two blenders, I thought it'd be wise to invest in something a little more high powered like the Magic Bullet by Nutri*Bullet. Wow-I'm so glad I did. It literally mixes and crushes in 60 seconds. It's so easy to clean and to take shakes on the go. I bought mine at Bed, Bath & Beyond so was able to use a 20% off coupon and score it for under $100. 

One of the specific items I cut out since starting this journey was dairy. Replacing yogurt with coconut milk seemed slightly daunting and I will admit I salivated the first time walking by the cheese isle, but I was so surprised at how similar this SO Delicious tastes just like yogurt! It was such an easy replacement for my diet. 

handful of fresh spinach
1 SO Delicious Vanilla Coconut Milk
1 handful of frozen assorted fruit (I like mango, pineapple, peaches and strawberries)
1 banana
1 tsp of Flax Seed (opt)
Fill with coconut water up to mix line

*Wegmans suggests using the yogurt container as your measuring cup and I LOVE this idea! It gives the best balance of ingredients and is great if you are someone who likes to follow a recipe to a T! (as I do)

Place ingredients into blender in order listed above. Blend for 60 seconds. Enjoy! 

May 11, 2015

LWD with #thenewBR


My Banana Republic gift cards were burning a hole in my wallet but I wanted to save them for something special. I had 300 dollars to spend and take a big 'ol guess who I spent 200 of it on? My husband! Yes-you read that correctly. He needed some wardrobe updates and we found so many great items for him. He looks amazing in his new jeans and polo and I even got him in a purple check linen button down. 

For me-I've had my eye on this little white dress since it first came out. I love the versatility of it. You can glam it up with heels or wedges but I also plan on dressing it down with slip on sneaks. (follow along with my instagram account @thefluffreport to see which ones!) 

Hope everyone had a fabulous Mother's Day whether your are a Mom or have a Mom! XO

May 7, 2015

Product Review: Exuviance Triple Microdermabrasion

I've been into microdermabrasion as a way to keep my face looking bright and fresh. Microdermabrasion uses tiny exfoliating crystals to gently remove the outer layer of skin, leaving it looking softer and brighter. A professional treatment from a Dermatologist or Licensed Esthetician usually involves a hand held sanding tool, but there are many over the counter face polishes available. Most recently I tried the Exuviance® Triple Microdermabrasion Face Polish. I tested a small area on my hand first so I could feel the strength. The last thing I want to do is scrub my face and have it be a red, irritated mess! This polish has a great fruity smell and the professional grade crystals were non-irritating. 10% Glycolic acid and papaya enzyme help dissolve impurities and loosen dead skin cells. From washing my hands throughout the day at work, they have a tendency to age faster than the rest of me. This exfoliator worked so well after one use, I couldn't wait to try it on my face! 

To use it-you apply a thin layer to a clean, wet face and lightly massage in a circular motion for about 30 seconds. There is no need to scrub. You can leave on up to 2 minutes depending on how sensitive your skin is. Wash off with warm water and see the glow! It's recommended to use 1-2 times a week. This bottle will literally last a lifetime so it's a great purchase for the price. 

Being the green beauty lover that I am, I was really happy to see that this product does NOT contain plastic polyethylene beads. Plastic beads get into our water systems and marine life is severely threatened by these small pieces of plastic.  the creatures that make up the base of the marine food chain, such as krill, are prematurely dying by choking on the beads therefore disrupting the food chain. 

I would definitely recommend this product if you are looking to get smooth, fresh looking skin! 

*this post was sponsored by Brandbacker but all opinions are 100% my own*