Happy Wednesday y’all! I hope everyone is having a good week. I’ve really been trying not to arrive at work so sleepy. It can be hard, because I am only home for around 12 hours each day. I have LONG work days as a pharmacist, so I wanted to share five ways that can help you ensure you have a good day.

ONE. Dress comfortably.

Nothing can ruin a day more than being uncomfortable in your outfit. For me, I have had several different rotations and jobs with different dress codes. While it may not work for everyone, I wanted to share my experience with my favorite scrub company, Landau. These scrubs are super comfy, come in lots of colors/styles, and wash so easily. My friends at Landau were kind enough to send me a pair in my favorite color, hot pink! I threw on my white coat as well. #ScrubLove

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TWO. Wear appropriate shoes.

Hands down the most important thing I can tell you about working on your feet all day is to wear shoes that are supportive. Luckily, I can wear tennis shoes to work! Even if you can’t wear tennis shoes, try to stay away from high heels with little support.

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THREE. Accessorize simply.

I’m the girl that would wear super long, dangling earrings if I could but that doesn’t make sense in my job. I am constantly on the phone talking, so I had to find a pair of studs that are small enough not to hurt while I’m talking all the time. This Kendra Scott pair is my favorite.

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FOUR. Wake up with green tea.

I LOVE to have a cup of hot green tea first thing in the morning. It really helps wake me up and get going for the day. Throw it in a stainless steel mug to keep it warm all morning while you get ready ;)

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FIVE. Light a candle.

I’m on such a rose kick lately. This scrub color reminds me of a bright pink rose, which is so fitting. I have been lighting my rose candle in the mornings while I check emails, my blog, and social media before heading to the pharmacy.

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There you have it. These are my five things I do each morning to ensure I have a good day. Is there something you do that I should add to my routine? Comment below!

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Thanks for reading! XO,

Rebekah

Photos by D. Keener Photography

*This post is sponsored by Landau Uniforms. As always, all thoughts & opinions are my own.*

Happy Thursday everyone! Can you believe that it’s only 17 days until Christmas? If you’ve been following me on Instagram, you know that I am obsessed with the holidays (and I have been for a while). I also get very excited at the possibility of snow around here. We don’t get a whole lot in Arkansas, so I take what I can get ;) Today I wanted to share some ways that I get in the holiday spirit. I would love to hear your ideas, too!

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Cuddle up by the fire

Grab a pair of cozy slippers

I’m obsessed with these from Kohl’s! (I’m wearing them in the picture above & only $16)

Paint your nails a fun holiday color

I recommend a red or a gold glitter! (Be sure to use my favorite combo of topcoat & drying drops!)

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Watch your favorite holiday movie

My two favorites are the Holiday & Home Alone!

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Drink a festive hot cocoa or coffee

This peppermint hot tea is my favorite! (it’s even caffeine free)

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Eat everything peppermint

We are talking candy canes, peppermint bark, and mint chocolate!

Light a wintry candle

I love “Flannel” & “Winter” by Bath & Body Works! I also like Visions of Sugar Plum & Spruce Cuttings by Voluspa.

To help you get in the spirit, I would like to give a lucky ready a $25 gift card to Target or Starbucks. The winner can pick :) Enter using the widget below. GOOD LUCK!

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(Giveaway will run from 12-8-16 through 12-11-16 at 11:59 CST & open to US residents only)

Let me know your favorite ways to get in the holiday spirit by commenting below! Thanks for reading!

XO,

Rebekah

 

How to Wear Animal Print
By Ever Pretty US

From a zebra print dress to a pair of snakeskin shoes, animal print is a daring style choice, but one that is not as hard to pull off as many people think. Unlike other patterns, animal prints are unique in that they are rarely the fad of the moment, but they are almost never completely out of style either. Even small items with animal print are eye-catching, and destined to be the centerpiece of an outfit, so choose your signature animal print clothing and accessories carefully. Here are some tips for wearing animal print like a true fashionista.

Don’t Match Large Print Items

Head-to-toe animal print is almost always a major fashion faux pas. This doesn’t mean that you can’t wear a single large item like a printed dress, but make sure to pair it with neutral shoes and bags. If you animal print items are smaller then they can be paired with a matching small accessory to create symmetry in your outfit.

Pair Prints with Neutrals

Black, brown, gray, navy and white are the neutral shades that are generally safest to pair with any animal print. Strive for complementary colors – browns with leopard print, black with zebra – but don’t go so overboard that the overall effect is one of a costume.

Add Bright Colors

If matching neutrals more you, it’s also possible to pair your favorite animal print with a bright contrasting color. This tends to look best with more subdued prints, but even bold prints can look good in the right ensemble. Choose a solid color item that contrasts with the print, or, in other words, is located roughly opposite on the color wheel, to create a more dramatic effect. As is the general rule with animal print, keep your accessories simple to avoid an outfit that is too busy.

Incorporating animal print into your wardrobe is a great way to feel exciting, stylish, and like you’re destined to be the center of attention.

What are your favorite animal print pieces?