My Favorite Instagramers

favorite instagram accounts

I don’t know about you but Instagram is by far my favorite form of social media.  I love getting little glimpses of other people’s lives, getting makeup and fashion inspiration, or drooling over food.  There is something out there for everyone on Instagram, and today I am sharing with you a few of my personal favorite accounts.

thefreckledfox

@thefreckledfox – Emily is one of my favorite bloggers to follow.  She always seems to have it together and I always feel like I need to have some of her tips and tricks.  Her photography is beyond gorgeous (just like her)!  She has a gift of making the smallest or simplest things in life grand and beautiful.  She gives me major inspiration in life when it comes to being a mom, blogging, and getting fit.  She’s super woman.  I don’t know what this woman can’t do.  Emily has had 4 kids, has a rockin bod, has ridiculously amazing hair, and has the best facial profile I have ever seen. If Ariel from The Little Mermaid was real she would be the bombshell that is Emily.

morgallen

@morgallen - I have a major girl crush on Morgan.  She’s beautiful, sweet, and has a sense of humor like mine.  Scratch that..she’s beyond beautiful.  She’s one of those beauties you never tire of looking at.  Homegirl could wear a potato sack and I would be going gaga over how beautiful she is.  Besides being drop dead, Morgan has killer style.  Girl can put an outfit together flawlessly, and her hashtags will keep you giggling!  Not only that but you can feel the love she has for her family radiate from your phone.  And really, isn’t that the best compliment ever?

laurmcbrideblog

@laurmcbrideblog - No, that picture isn’t from a magazine it’s from Lauren’s home!  She has impeccable style with not only clothes but her house.  She even makes her own farmhouse tables that are to die for.  I never got the gene for fabulous decorating but looking at snapshots of Lauren’s house makes me wish I did.  I absolutely adore her style posts and little glimpses of her lovely life.  Also…can I have her abs?

marianna hewitt

@marianna_hewitt - I am obsessed with Marianna.  Obsessed.  She is the ultimate selfie queen and rightfully so.  I mean, girlfriend can serve face!  I just can’t get enough.  I only wish I could take selfies like her!  I love her beauty and style blog oh so much.  If I had her body I would rock her signature pencil skirt and crop top all of the time.  Marianna’s beauty M.O. is exactly like mine so I live for her tips, tricks, and product loves.  

jenniferstano

@jenniferstano -  Jennifer Stano is the ultimate Beverly Hills princess (in a good way).  However, there is more than meets the eye with her.  Sure, she has luxurious cars, a gorgeous house, and beautiful things, but that’s not why I love her.  Jennifer seems like the ultimate girl’s girl, she’s an entrepreneur (she has a swimwear line with Lilly Ghalichi), and I love how she posts her son’s favorite products.  Most of the time the companies are smaller business, and the best part of all is everything is natural, eco-friendly, and organic.  She’s one inspiring lady!

andee layne

@andeelayne - Andee is another blogger I love to instafollow.  Her life is simply beautiful.  Truth be told I am so excited to follow along her second pregnancy.  Her style was fierce with her first.  I completely look up to her as momspiration.  She has an uber-successful blog, a beautiful family, and stays on the fit mom track.  I need to get on her level.  Might I add I also love the way she does her eye makeup.  Her wings are on point!

If you don’t know now you know.

Can all these ladies be my BFF?  I mean…seriously!  

Who are your favorite instagrammers?!  I’m always looking for new accounts to follow.  Don’t forget to follow me on Instagram if you aren’t already!

Fall Fashion Inspiration With Vogue

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Can you smell the fall fashion in the air?!  It’s fashion bible season which means The September Issue has hit newsstands!  What fashionista doesn’t look to the pages of Vogue for fashion inspiration?  I know I do. 

Once the September Vogue went on sale I headed to my local Target to pick up Vogue and Elle.  There’s a rockin’ deal at Target where you get a $5 Target gift card when you buy and two fall fashion magazines (InStyle, ELLE, and/or Vogue).   The offer ends September 13th so it’s best you go right now.  Well, after you’re done reading this post of course!

For decades, the September Issue has been the go-to for what’s hot in fashion.  This year did not disappoint!  I noticed a lot of menswear inspired looks as well as street style.  I absolutely love them!  Fashion is always changing but this year it is readjusting.  “Boy-meets-girl frontier” and “laid back urban swagger” are huge fall trends.  I decided to hybrid them and style a look featuring a taste of both.  

Target Vogue Menswear Inspired Look Plaid and Moto Leggings

Menswear inspired look for fall

Menswear inspired look from vogue

Leather Jacket With plaid sleeves target

Shirt | Mossimo
Jacket | Xhilaration 
Pant | MB
Shoes | Converse

With a fall look you know I couldn’t resist doing a dark red lip.  In the pages of Vogue, red lips were paired with a simple bronzy eye or a dark smokey eye.  I decided to rock a simple bronzy eye and a heavily contoured cheek paired with a slicked back pony.

I absolutely adore this outfit.  The essential white shirt pairs adds a touch of menswear to my grunge-inspired leather and plaid jacket and moto ponte pant.  Finishing the look with chucks adds a nice touch of street to the look.  Plus, they’re super comfy!

Vogue Elle Target Deal

It’s time to read my Vogue again for the fourth time.  Le swoon.  Run to your Target and snatch up that fashionable good magazine deal!  Receiving a $5 gift card for buying something you were already going to is a huge score.

Be sure to follow Vogue on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram to stay in-the-fashion-know!  

What fall trends are you loving this year?

Snacking Healthy with California Raisins + Giveaway

I had the opportunity to bring the coconuts to a super fun #SnacktoSchoolParty sponsored by California Raisins.  The kids had a blast and I got learn a few new delightful snack ideas. 

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I seriously forgot how delicious raisin bread is.  Apparently, Paxton discovered it because by the time I sat down he had two fistfuls of raisin bread! 

How beautiful are all of these pictures?!  The talented Amanda Rose took all of these photos except for the one of my coconut.  Taking pictures with an infant in one hand and a tempting DSLR in the other was close to impossible.  Correction: it was impossible.

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There were so many fun activities for the kids!  They were able to color, do raisin trivia, or create lunch box tags.  

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My little chef loved the hands-on food activities!

#SnackToSchoolParty

The apple slice station was a hit!  This is a snack idea we immediately started making at our house.  Damian loved spreading the almond butter on his apple slice and placing his raisins and yogurt covered raisins on it.  Of course, he had to add some of the raisins on the side for good measure.

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The trail mix bar was my personal favorite.  I got to make my own personal mix and munch away!

All the kids were able to jump in the pool but the coconut was too busy playing in the sand.  Typical boy!  

Everyone got to have a photo op with the famous California Raisin.  Don’t even act like you don’t remember the “I heard it through the grapevine” commercials.  If you don’t know what I’m talking about then I feel old.  Don’t do that to me.

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All of the bloggers had to get a group shot with the Raisin because duh – we love social media!  Posting to Instagram in 3..2..1..

I have learned so much about raisins.  Growing up, it was known as a wholesome portable snack.  Not much has changed but I never really knew much about them except they were dried grapes.  Kids love sweets but as parents we never want to give them too much sugar.  Grapes are naturally sweet and parent guilt-free.  They are packed with  fiber and potassium and contain no fat or added sugar.  Raisins have one ingredient: raisins.  Can’t eat any cleaner than that!  Pair it with a protein and you have a perfect after school snack that keeps the kids from asking “Is dinner ready yet?”  

Check out the California Raisins site to learn more about the benefits of raisins as well as some delish recipe ideas.  Also, don’t forget to like their Facebook page where you can sign up to receive a California Raisins prize pack! Limited supply; while quantities last.

 Want to win one for yourself?  Enter below! I have one and I they’re pretty awesome.  Here is what’s included:

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  • One collapsible lunch box
  • One collapsible California Raisins snack bowl
  • One California Raisins plushy toy
  • A 5-pack of California Raisins snack recipe cards
  • Two California Raisins snack packs

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 How do you like to eat raisins?!

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf California Raisins.

 

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Sparkle and Shoes + Sephora Giveaway

Hi Glam Hungry readers! My name is Kelly and usually you can find me over at Sparkles and Shoes. Today Andrea was kind enough to let me stop by and share one of my favorite trends – blue eyes! Unlike her, I do not call myself a beauty blogger, far from it, but it is blog’s like hers that I turn to for the latest trends. Here is my take on a statement look in this hue:

After experimenting with almost every coloring the rainbow this is the only one I have turned to again and again when I want to take a break from my usual bronze shadow look.  To really emphasize this trend I went a little overboard, as you can see, from my collection I am wearing:  Urban Decay Mary Jane Eyeshadow, Sephora Flashy Blue Eyeliner, and from the Urban Decay Book of Shadows 4 palate: Blue Bus, Gunmetal, and Midnight Cowgirl. 

If my look is not for you, here are other blue looks that really pack a punch from a few of the spring runway shows: 

 
Will you be rocking blue eye makeup this summer?  How intense do you pile on the color? 
 
So you can try this look for yourself enter to win $25 to Sephora!  
 
 

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Lace and Green Onyx

she inside crochet top

she inside ashely schenkein

ashley schenkein gorgeous necklace

gorgeous lace top

ashley schenkein necklace and she inside top

Ashley Schenkein La Rambla Green Onyx

Blouse | c/o SheInside
Pants | Spanx (yeah I’ll admit it)
Shoes | BCBG (old) Similar Here
Necklace | c/o Ashley Schenkein
Handbag | Louis Vuitton (Vintage)

Can you just smell the fall in the air?!  It might be still in the 80s and 90s here in Cali, but the nights are so chilly!  Did I seriously just start my blog post talking about the weather?  Yes, yes, I did.  I don’t know about you but I get giddy about the thought of snuggling under a blanket with some hot cocoa.

I am loving this outfit for transitional weather!  White screams summer but it also looks great in the fall and winter.  I can not wait to style this gorgeous lace top from SheInside again.  You can bet your bottom dollar it will make another appearance on this here blog.  Faux pas or not – it’s happening.  This blouse is elegant, sexy, and feminine all at the same time.  Isn’t that what every woman wants to be?  

Samesies with this gorgeous green onyx necklace from Ashley Schenkein.  When you wrap the necklace around it completely changes the look.  The stones are so vibrant and add the perfect pop of color!  It’s from Ashley’s Global Collection inspired by Buenos Aires.  After seeing this necklace in person it has inspired me to add Buenos Aires to my bucket list.  She’s that talented.  Seriously, go check out her masterpieces.  

Want to know a secret about my Louis Vuitton?  The other side of the strap is almost falling off because my dog decided it looked like a snack.  Tragic, right?  A fashion tragedy.  I’m pretty sure I got seven years of bad luck from it.  I love this little crossbody so much I need to get it repaired.  Like six years ago.  I haven’t mustered up the guts to go to a Louis Vuitton store and ask for it to be fixed.  That and I’m too lazy to trek it in to the city.  I know I know, I’m lame-o.

I decided to let my skin breathe and only wear mascara, a little shadow, blush, and lipstick.  Easy peasy lemon squeezy.  Except for the fact that my lashes clearly hate mascara.  I seriously don’t know how I survive without my Ardell Wispies.  Clearly not well.  All of you with stubborn, straight, and downward growing lashes know what I mean.

Are you guys excited that fall is coming?  What are you most excited about?

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