Best ShopBop Spring Sale Picks

150 150 Hello Gorgeous by Angela Lanter

You know me…  I can’t pass up a good sale.  The ShopBop Sale is officially on.  There are so many staples you can pick up for up to 25% off just in time for spring, just be sure to use coupon code: GOBIG17.


My favorite pair of Levi’s are included in this sale.  They’re already an awesome deal under $90, but group it with other sale picks to get an even better price!  See how I styled these jeans in this post.

My other favorite pair of skinny jeans are the AG legging ankle jeans.  I wear these jeans non-stop.  See how I styled them here.

I bought these Jeffrey Campbell wedges two years ago and they’re still one of my favorite pairs of summer shoes.  I have them in black, but honestly I need to just pull the trigger and buy them in tan because I love them so much.  See this post for how I styled them.

One of my favorite pairs of earrings are these gorgeous beaded hoops.  The turquoise unfortunately sold out, but I LOVE them in white.  I wore them in this post.

A couple of my summer faves also included are my watermelon cooler bag, One Teaspoon Bandit shorts and tassel cover-up dress.

Last, not certainly not least, are my very favorite undies.  I finally caved in and bought myself a $20 pair of Calvin Kleins…  And I never looked back.  If you haven’t tried CK undies yet, snag a pair while they’re on sale and give them a whirl.  They’re my favorite (as well as Cosabella!) for a reason.


Shop my ShopBop Sale Picks:

How to Know You’re with a Good Man | Girl Talk Tuesday

150 150 Hello Gorgeous by Angela Lanter

One of my favorite movies is Tyler Perry’s “Diary of a Mad Black Woman”.  If you’ve never seen this movie, put it on your must watch list immediately.  There are so many life lessons, especially about marriage, that every woman needs to hear.  There is one line that has always stuck with me through the years since I first watched this movie.  That quote the inspiration behind today’s Girl Talk Tuesday post…  “Sometimes you need to be with a terrible man to know what good one feels like.

how to know that you're with a good man girl talk tuesday angela lanter hello gorgeous

how to know that you're with a good man girl talk tuesday angela lanter hello gorgeous

how to know that you're with a good man girl talk tuesday angela lanter hello gorgeous

how to know that you're with a good man girl talk tuesday angela lanter hello gorgeous

That’s been true not only in my own life, but several of my girlfriend’s lives.  Obviously not every woman will read that quote and feel like it applies to her.  I do, however, know that some of you will read this and your heart will start racing.  Your heart is pounding in your ears right now for one of two reasons:  1. You’re like me and you’ve lived that quote out.  You went through that dark phase, but now found your good, good man.  Or, 2. your heart is unsettled and this blog post title is speaking to you.  Either way, you’re in the right place, darling.

I’m not going to use this post to dive into my past dating life, but I am going to use my relationship experience to (hopefully) speak some truths.  Long story short, my relationship before Matt was bad.  I now refer to that time as the darkest period of my life.  trust me when I tell you, I’m speaking from experience when it comes to bad relationships.

How to Know You’re with a Good Man

  1. You have peace.  When you’re in the wrong relationship, you don’t have peace.  Period.  When you’re with a bad man, every part of your life feels unsettled.
  2. You feel happy.  If you’ve ever been in a truly bad relationship, then you know what it feels to be unhappy.  Sometimes the unhappiness is vague, like you can’t put your finger on why you feel the way you feel…  But the unhappiness is just constantly looming.  It’s as if you can’t escape it.  When you’re with a good man, you’re just plain ole happy.  For no good reason at all, your heart is full.
  3. You can sleep at night.  When you’re in a bad relationship, you oftentimes know it because you can’t sleep at night.  For me, that was because I had an aching feeling in my gut that not only was I with the wrong person, but I had a feeling that he wasn’t ever really where he said he was.  I knew somewhere down deep inside that he was lying to me about where he was all. the. time.
  4. Your friends and family actually like him.  This was a huge indicator for me.  My friends and family both tried to tell me over and over (and over) that I was with the wrong person.  I wouldn’t hear it.  I would rather listen to his lies than the truth everyone in my life was trying to tell me.
  5. There are no secrets.  Everything is out in the open.  Neither of you have anything to hide from each other.  Your lives are an open book.  When you’re with the right person, there’s no reason to read into their every action.  There is no reason to go through their phone.  You’re secure in your relationship and you have no reason to doubt each other.
  6. Or lies or manipulation…  When your relationship is built on lies, there’s about a 100% chance that are you’re also being manipulated.  You can’t see the truth right in front of your face because you’re being manipulated.  The lies become the truth to you.
  7. You don’t worry about other women.  A truly good man won’t ever try to make you feel jealous of other women.  He won’t tell you things to try to make you feel insecure.  He won’t tear you down.  He’ll make sure that you know that you’re the only woman for him.

Does any of this apply to you?  Maybe you’re already dating a good man, but he’s not the right one for you.  This is a common problem that I’ve seen time and time again.  Let me give this piece of advice…  If that is your situation, stop wasting his time.  Stop wasting your own time.  Don’t date someone just to keep yourself from being alone.  Being in the wrong relationship and staying in it only robs you of valuable time to be single and learn about yourself.  Women often stay in the wrong relationship just because she’s comfortable, waiting for something else better to come along.  Don’t do this.  Let him go, girl.  Let him be with who he’s supposed to be with.  Be single!  Trust me, it won’t kill you.  Chances are, you’ll make some really awesome memories with your girlfriends when you’re single.  And, you’ll meet your Mr. Right.

Leave a comment below and let me know if this post resonated with you and how.  I’ve said before, I love talking about relationships and y’all seem to love these posts which makes me so happy.

What I’m Wearing:

Velvet Bomber Jacket  (ON SALE 40% OFF!)  //  Hudson High Waist Jeans  //  Paul Mitchell Curling Wand

5 Ways to Become a Boss Babe

150 150 Hello Gorgeous by Angela Lanter

Boss Babe, Girl Boss or even Beauty Boss are terms that have recently been all over the internet.  I love that we have the ability nowadays to choose a career path based off of our passions, at least in most cases.  I’ve always had a passion for beauty above all else and chased a dream that has now become Hello Gorgeous.

How to become a boss babe Avon Angela Lanter Hello Gorgeous

How to become a boss babe Avon Angela Lanter Hello Gorgeous

How to become a boss babe Avon Angela Lanter Hello Gorgeous

How to become a boss babe Avon Angela Lanter Hello Gorgeous

How to become a boss babe Avon Angela Lanter Hello Gorgeous

How to become a boss babe Avon Angela Lanter Hello Gorgeous

As a female entrepreneur, I love working with brands that support female empowerment.  I’ve been a fan of AVON since I was a little girl.  My mom introduced me to AVON’s Skin So Soft as a child, which is one of my earliest beauty memories.  Now AVON has so many incredible products to choose from, such as their ANEW Ultimate Supreme Advanced Performance Creme.  I like to use this creme on my face, neck and decollate before applying makeup.  Another awesome Avon product is their True Color Nourishing Lipstick.

One girlfriend that I’ve known forever is my former high school volleyball coach, Katy McDivitt Dietz.  She has been an AVON Representative for 14 years and here’s what she has to say about her own personal history with this amazing company:

I have been selling Avon for 14 years!  I initially came to Avon because my mom, Barbara, also sells Avon…  We are a dynamite duo!  She brought me in under her wing.  I have a team of women under me from all over the United States.  I have stayed with Avon over the years because of my love for not only the great products from eyeliner to a trendy new handbag but because you form relationships with your customers and become part of the their lives.  We are not just neighborhood Avon ladies though, I service customers from all over through my personal website.  Avon is a quality cosmetic at a consumer friendly price.

Personally, I love being aligned with a brand that has such a strong support system in place for women. Avon has been in the business for 130 years, creating opportunities for women to be able to become entrepreneurs and enabling them to go into business for themselves.  Essentially, AVON helped women become Beauty Bosses decades before that term was ever even created.

You know me, I like to look at the definition of a word I’m talking about, and sometimes even formulate my own definition.  So here’s what I found about the word, “Boss.”

Boss:  Excellent; outstanding.  A person who is a leader.

I think it’s fair to deduce that a boss babe would then be someone who inspires other with their work ethic, and outstanding work that they produce.  A boss babe is a leader.  Here are several other ways you can become a Boss Babe:

5 Ways to Become a Boss Babe:

  1. Be comfortable in your own skin.  If you’re uncomfortable with yourself, how do you expect others to also be comfortable with you?
  2. Be confident.  When you know what you are saying or doing is right, then be confident in it.  A strong leader is a confident leader.
  3. Learn time management.  Punctuality is something so important in the business world and so is effective management of your day.  You only have 24 hours in one day, just like everyone else.  Yet true Boss Babes know how to get more done in 8 hours than some of us can accomplish in a week.  Effective time management consists of proper scheduling as well as delegation.
  4. Learn the art of sincere praise.  Positive feedback will earn more respect than almost anything, but only if it’s sincere.  Learning to praise others for things you sincerely admire will not only have a positive effect on the other party, but it will open the gates of communication.
  5. Dress the part.  If you want to be taken seriously, you need to appear put together.  Putting forth effort in your appearance will only benefit you.

Are you your own boss babe?  I believe you can be a boss and not own your own company.  In my opinion, being a boss is a mindset, or maybe even a lifestyle.  It’s how you choose to present yourself both professionally and personally.  It’s how you treat others.  It’s who you are as a person.

Leave a comment below with your aspirations on becoming a Boss Babe.  And if you’ve already achieved that goal, leave some tips you’d like to share with your fellow Gorgeous Girls.

Photos by Kara Coleen Photography.

Thank you to Avon for partnering with me to create this post.

  • My take on the beach vacation LBD What does yourhellip
  • Ive got the blues missing 30A like crazy right now!hellip
  • Just a little Tuesday morning pickmeup Whats your favorite flower?hellip
  • Talking about setting fresh new life goals today on thehellip
  • Not sure if this photo is as cool as Ihellip



Blog Series
 Best Online Makeup Tutorials

 Best Online Makeup Tutorials

  • kate moss
  • Confetti bars made w
  • Farmhouse living roo
  • The glow that keeps
  • Vintage hair
  • Clear plastic bins f



Sign Up to the Hello Gorgeous Newsletter for free tips on all things beauty and personal style.

POPSUGAR Select Spotlight Award
POPSUGAR Select Spotlight Award
POPSUGAR Select Spotlight Award


Submit your email below to subscribe to my newsletter and receive a little gorgeous in your inbox.

Do NOT follow this link or you will be banned from the site!