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Fresh New Life Goals for Spring

At this point, I’m as tired of apologizing for my absence from Hello Gorgeous as you probably are of hearing my “sorry’s”.  After a very transitional past two months (actually, more like past year) we are finally back home in LA and in our new home.  Here’s where the plot thickens…  We’re in a basically empty new home.  Someone had the bright idea of starting from scratch with the furniture since it was a new space.  Hint: it wasn’t Matt.

Anyways, I’ve been knee deep in wood, linen and rug samples, and quite honestly, I’m enjoying every second of it.  We’ve been in design mode since we arrived back home.  It’s really perfect timing when you think about it.  Personally, I associate Spring with fresh starts, new goals and clean slates.  Yes, that’s what New Years is all about, I know, but I never seem to really get motivated to start things up until the temperatures start to warm up.

I wanted to do a check in with my Gorgeous Girls about fresh, new goals for 2017.  Many of you set goals on January 1st, but many of your goals have changed in the past few months.  This is a great time to reassess what you realistically want to achieve over the course of this year.

Fresh New Goals for Spring Angela Lanter Hello Gorgeous

Fresh New Goals for Spring Angela Lanter Hello Gorgeous

Fresh New Goals for Spring Angela Lanter Hello Gorgeous

Fresh New Goals for Spring Angela Lanter Hello Gorgeous

Fresh New Goals for Spring Angela Lanter Hello Gorgeous

What are my goals for 2017?  I’m so glad you asked!  I want to focus on our home.  I want to create a space that is warm, inviting and cozy.  With all of the traveling we do, I want our home to be our haven.  When we return to our house, I want to walk in the door, take a look around and uncontrollably sigh out of relief to be there.

I also want to make my health a priority.  I have barely exercised at all of the past year.  Honestly, it’s embarrassing.  Heart disease runs rampant in my family, so I can’t afford to not take care of myself.  I’ve been running with Matt the past couple of weeks and started doing yoga at home.  My goal isn’t to lose weight, but to be healthy and toned.

I try to make healthy choices about my diet pretty consistently (of course I like to splurge as well) but I want to buckle down even more this year.  I plan on including more fruits and veggies in our menu.  I share a lot of my recipes on Snapchat and Insta-Stories.  I recently posted a Healthy Breakfast Ideas YouTube video, so check that out if you missed it.  Let me know if you’d like to see a blog post or video about what I eat in a day or what’s in my fridge, as well as more recipes.

I plan to be more consistent with scheduling time for my daily devotions as well.  I have to remind myself that my body is my temple.  God gave me only one body and put me in charge of caring for it.

Let me know in the comments section what your goals are for the rest of 2017.  I’m considering sharing some of my home design process on my blog with y’all, so let me know if you’d like to see some of my design inspiration.

Photos by Kara Coleen.

What I’m Wearing:

Top: Sold Out; similar ruffle top here, here, here and here  //  White Jeans: Hudson

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Two BIG Spring Sales this Weekend!

Another weekend, another sale.  Hey, I’m not mad at it!  Two of my favorite stores/brands are currently having awesome sales, so of course I had to share.  First up, we have the Tory Burch Spring Event.  This sale will save you up to 30% OFF your purchase until Monday (4/24) night with promo code: SPRINGEVENT.

Tory Burch is one of my favorite places to buy handbags (midrange price point) and shoes.  Her Miller sandals are literally the only pair of shoes I wore all week last week on vacation.

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Tory Burch Sale Picks

1. Striped Miller Sandals (ordered these last week!)  //  2. Taylor Camera Bag  //  3. Serif Clutch  //  4. Espadrilles  //  5. Taylor Tote  //  6. Miller Wedges  //  7. Miller Blue Sandals  //  8. Kira Crossbody  //  9. Taylor Convertible Fold-Over Crossbody

Next up, we have the Sephora Insider Shopping Event.  This sales event offers up to 15% off site-wide depending whether you are a Beauty Insider or you are VIB/VIB Rouge Member.  For this sale, I’m rounding up my ride or die products.  Most of these picks you’ve heard me praise about a million times.  Now that they’re on sale, it’s the perfect time for you to check out a product (or few) for yourself!

Sephora Insider Shopping Event VIB Rouge Spring Sale Angela Lanter Hello Gorgeous

Sephora Insider Sales Event:

  1. Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow:  My go-to for brows.  I love the texture and ease of application (with the right brush).  Watch my full brow tutorial here.
  2. tarte Lights, Camera, Lashes! Mascara:  My holy grail mascara.  I’ve been using it for awhile now and love to combine it with Revlon or L’Oreal mascara for the perfect fringe.
  3. Laura Mercier Secret Brightening Powder:  Perfect for waking and brightening up tired eyes.  I use this powder in basically every makeup tutorial I film.
  4. Becca Highlighter:  If you want the ultimate highlight that can legit be seen from outer space, then pick this up in “Champagne Pop.”  This highlighter layers beautifully.
  5. NARS Lipgloss:  I haven’t talked about this gloss in a while, but I always have a tube in my collection.  My favorite shade hands-down is “Turkish Delight.”
  6. Benefit Hoola Bronzer:  Another heavy hitter on my YouTube Channel is Hoola Bronzer.  It’s the perfect matte bronzer for contouring.
  7. beautyblender:  Because it’s essential.  Nothing gives a more flawless finish to your face than this magical little sponge.  Care for it properly and it will last you several months.  See my full video on how to use it here.
  8. Iluminage Sleep Mask:  I’ve become so spoiled by this mask because it truly keeps every bit of light out.  It’s essential for every night use, but my sleep life would crumble if I traveled without it!
  9. Clarisonic Mia 2:  I’ve sung the praises of this handy dandy facial brush too many times to count.  My skin depends on the deep clean it provides on my makeup days.
  10. Slip Silk Pillowcase:  This pillowcase is so lush, I bought two.  I swear that I wake up with much better hair because of this case!
  11. Makeup Eraser:  So amazing that I bought several and gave them as gifts.  It truly removes every trace of makeup without pulling or rubbing your skin.
  12. Kat Von D Concealer:  This full coverage concealer is incredible for covering up the darkest of undereye circles.

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ShopBop Sale

I get an overwhelming sense of joy when I see the word, “Sale.”  Who else is with me on that?!  My second favorite sale of the year is the ShopBop Sale.  When you use coupon code: EVENT17 you get 20% off purchases under $500, and 25% off purchases over $500.

First up, here are a few of my favorite pieces I already own that are currently part of this sale:

Kenneth Jay Lane Turquoise Seed Bead Hoop Earrings ShopBop Sale April 2017 Angela Lanter Hello Gorgeous

Kenneth Jay Lane Seed Bead Hoop Earrings

I love a good statement earring.  These gorgeous beaded turquoise earrings are a showstopper.  Every time I wear them, I get so many compliments!  See how I styled these earrings in this blog post.

Levi's Distressed Skinny Jeans ShopBop Sale April 2017 Angela Lanter Hello Gorgeous

Levi’s High Rise Distressed Skinny Jeans

These busted knee skinny jeans are one of my favorite pairs I own.  They’re now under $80!  The fit is AMAZING!  See how I styled the jeans in this blog post.

Sincerely Jules Lips & Lashes Tee ShopBop Sale April 2017 Angela Lanter Hello Gorgeous

Sincerely Jules Lips & Lashes Tee

This adorable tee is now under $50!  See how I styled it in this blog post.

Prada Metal Bridge Sunglasses ShopBop Sale April 2017 Angela Lanter Hello Gorgeous

Prada Metal Bridge Sunglasses

I just picked up these sunnies while in NYC for my trip this week in 30A.  My sunglasses are gold-trimmed, the sunnies on sale are silver-lined with mirrored lenses.

Tory Burch Miller Sandals ShopBop Sale April 2017 Angela Lanter Hello Gorgeous

Tory Burch Miller Sandals

Hands-down my favorite sandals.  Although the classic single shade sandals are not included in this sale, the navy/white stripe, hot pink/tan combo and metallic gold strap sandals are all up to 25% off.

Sam Edelman Hot Pink Hazel Pumps ShopBop Sale April 2017 Angela Lanter Hello Gorgeous

Sam Edelman Hazel Pumps

Who doesn’t need a sexy pair of hot pink heels in their life?  These pumps are surprisingly comfortable and so perfect for summertime.  See how I styled them in this blog post and this photo.

Anine Bing Lace Bra ShopBop Sale April 2017 Angela Lanter Hello Gorgeous

Anine Bing Lace Bra (also in nude)

This lace bralette is perfect for a bit of peek-a-boo lace when worn with a lower cut top.  See how I styled this bra in this post and this photo.

Hudson Rolled Cuff Denim Shorts ShopBop Sale April 2017 Angela Lanter Hello Gorgeous

Hudson Asha Rolled Cuffed Denim Shorts

One Teaspoon Bandit Denim Shorts ShopBop Sale April 2017 Angela Lanter Hello Gorgeous

One Teaspoon Bandit Shorts

These denim shorts are the most popular shorts every summer for the past several years.  They run big, so be sure to size down when you purchase.  See how I styled these shorts in this blog post and this photo.

Levi's Wedgie Denim Shorts ShopBop Sale April 2017 Angela Lanter Hello Gorgeous

Levi’s Wedgie Shorts

Free People Denim Frayed Hem Shorts ShopBop Sale April 2017 Angela Lanter Hello Gorgeous

Free People Soft & Relaxed Cut-Off Shorts

I picked up these shorts in peach last week in Atlanta.  They’re so incredibly soft!  Although the peach color isn’t included in the sale, they are available in “Savannah Blue” and “Ocean Blue”.

ShopBop Sale April 2017 Angela Lanter Hello Gorgeous

  1. Straw Beach Clutch:  This cute clutch is a steal at $35, but now it’s up to 25% off!  There are three different colors to choose from: Natural, Navy or Sunflower.  I purchased it in “Natural.”
  2. Karen Walker Sunnies:  I’ve been eyeing these round frame sunglasses for months.  With the 25% off sale, it was finally time to pull the trigger!  They also come in tortoise, if you don’t prefer the classic black.
  3. Tory Burch Crossbody:  I love a great crossbody bag and this camel bag is perfect for Spring and Summer.
  4. Sam Edelman Bow Mules:  Who doesn’t want bows on their toes?  These are too cute!
  5. Tory Burch Ballet Flats:  Matt bought me a pair of Tory Burch ballet flats about 5 years ago and I love them just as much now as I did back then.  These flats are so classic and go with any look.
  6. Rebecca Minkoff Quilted Mini:  Another classic piece you can’t go wrong with is the RM Mini Quilted Affair bag.  I have this bag in white and it pairs perfectly with so many looks.
  7. Lace-Up Flats:  These pointed-toe flats lace-up and would look adorable with a mini skirt this summer!
  8. Tory Burch Miller:  If you’ve been around for a while, you know my love for these sandals runs deeeeeep.  They’re my go-to sandals.  I’ve been wanting them in the navy stripes, and now that they’re on sale, it was the perfect time to snag them!  They’re going fast though!
  9. Kenneth Jay Lane Earrings:  I love KLJ earrings.  I had to buy these in turquoise for summer!
  10. Beach Dress Coverup:  This pom-pom coverup has been around for several years now and I don’t see it going out of style any time soon.  It comes in several color combos and is adorable for your next beach getaway!
  11. Ruffle One Shoulder Top:  I’ve been seeing this top all over the internet and decided to snag this today too!  It’s under $100 and absolutely darling.  It also comes in white.
  12. Ruffle Bikini:  If you’re in the market for a new bikini this year, this ruffled number is cute so cute!

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