Last weekend I had the wonderful opportunity to visit Origin Salon | Spa for my first facial ever! I don't know what I've been doing with my life, but I have seriously been missing out! 😳If you haven't had a facial before, I highly recommend it (aka don't make the same mistake I did by going 23 years without trying it). I've never been so relaxed, and I came out feeling so refreshed and confident about my skin!
Since Origin is an Aveda salon, all of the products they use are high quality, all-natural and environmentally conscious. This is super important to me - there's nothing that feels ickier than rubbing a bunch of crazy chemicals into my hair and on my skin.
Even though I try to treat my skin well and avoid harsh products, I learned just how much room for improvement I really have. I struggle with combination skin - an oily nose and dry cheeks/forehead - that's difficult to keep balanced. My dry areas end up really flakey so I exfoliate frequently. What I didn't know, was that I was just making the problem worse by not giving my skin enough time to recover. Instead I was recommended to only exfoliate once per week at max, as opposed to every day or every other day. Luckily the facial helped restore some of the moisture I was missing, and I was able to grab my own bottle of the Intense Hydrating Masque so I can get the same soft skin from home.
From the moment I walked in the door, the ladies at Origin made me feel so comfortable. The salon space is bright and open, and the spa is quiet and soothing - just what I needed!
If you want to treat yourself to a relaxing day at Origin Salon | Spa you can use code "alyssa" to receive $20 off your service.
It's officially summer in Seattle and in celebration of all this sunshine, I've partnered with JCPenney to share a warm-weather look from Arizona Jean Company!
Arizona is a JCP-exclusive line available in juniors and plus, that makes tons of stylish and affordable pieces. I immediately fell in love with this romper, which is one of my favorite summer trends (I've been buying rompers and jumpsuits like crazy lately ?)!
This romper wraps in the front to create a skort look, which I wasn't sure about at first. I totally used to argue with my mom about not wanting to wear skorts as a kid, along with leggings and anything with polkadots. Luckily I've grown out it ? The wrap makes the style flirty and fun, but still really comfortable. Since summer days can be more active, wearing a romper can be easier than a dress or skirt - perfect for a bbq or day at the lake! I paired this one with a simple heeled sandal and some funky Rocksbox earrings for a date to the farmers market last weekend.
This romper comes in several colors and patterns which I've linked below, along with some other cute pieces I ordered from Arizona! Since the line is in the juniors department, I was sure to check the size charts. I'm ordered a medium in the romper and jacket, and a large in the top. The sandals run true to size.
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Thank you to JCPenney and Arizona Jean Company for collaborating on this post. I received these products at no cost, but all opinions are my own.
Is there anything more exciting than receiving mail??? Honestly, probably not. I'm not sure if the love for snail mail is just another side affect of millennial nostalgia, but either way I'm 100% here for it - especially when it means getting a big box of goodies every season.
As you may have seen on instagram, I signed up for the FabFitFun subscription this spring. I've received other subscription boxes in the past, but was drawn to the variety in FabFitFun, as well as the value. The products are often full size, and you're guaranteed to get waaaay more than you spend. This month's box was valued at over $330!
I'm not always the best with surprises, and wanted to make sure I liked everything I received, so I decided to go with a "select" membership. By paying for a 1 year subscription up front, I'm able to customize my box with my preference for things like this month's beauty products!
The summer box is super fun, and I can't wait to try all of the products. I've already started doing a couple of my Orange Theory workouts from home using the resistance band, and am dying to find an excuse to break in my colorful new towel.
The other products I received in this box are
If you're interested in trying out FabFitFun for the first time, click here and use code "EPIC" for $10 off you're first box!
Is there any piece of clothing better than a jumpsuit? I would argue not.
Jumpsuits are perfect in that they are super versatile, and super comfortable. Whenever I wear one to work I feel like I'm secretly wearing my pajamas! The wide leg fit of this jumpsuit from Forever 21 is especially comfy, and light weight for summer. I loved pairing it with my yellow mules (also from Forever 21) to walk around Pasadena a few weeks ago since it was casual enough for a day at the mall, but also dressy enough for a nice dinner.
If you're looking for cute jumpsuits without breaking the bank, I've had really great luck with the ones I've found at Forever 21. This one was under $25!
23 | Seattle, Wa