Latest Obsession: Elephant Pants

I recently came across Elephant Pants (literally theelephantpants.com) while scrolling through Instagram, and I am obsessed. Not only are these pants lightweight, super comfortable, totally cute cool and fun, but they also go towards saving elephants. Their story and their mission is amazing, and since they started in 2014, The Elephant Pants has donated over $127K to a variety of organizations that are dedicated to saving elephants. Did you know that elephants are pregnant for nearly two years? Talk about girl power. Click here and get 10% off your first order!

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Oh, and to make it even sweeter, but not to take anything away from the elephants, The Elephant Pants have also started the Amur collection, which features leopard print products and for each purchase, $1 goes to the African Wildlife Foundation’s Big Cat Saver programs.

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Amur Leopard Kimono from The Elephant Pants
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DIY: Sunflower Crown

Music Festival Season is right around the corner, and thanks to Snapchat’s filter, flower crowns are definitely still in style in 2017. This is a super easy, wearable DIY project for your weekend.

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Items Needed:

Floral wire
Flowers & leaves of your choice, taken off the stem
Dark green or black felt pieces, cut into small circles
Hot glue gun

DIY Instructions

Step 1: Wrap the floral wire around your head, so that it will easily stay on your head, but make sure it’s not too tight, or else it will cause flower-crown-head (like hat head) and/or give you a headache. Wrap the wire around one or two more times so that you have a sturdy base for your crown. Using wire cutters or sharp scissors, cut the wire and wrap the end around a few times (see picture below). This is the base of your crown.

Step 2: Take one of your flowers and hot glue the bottom of the flower directly onto the outside of the wire. On the opposite side of the wire and the flower (i.e., the side your head would touch), hot glue a felt circle so that you cover up the glue and the base of the flower. This will also ensure you don’t cut your head on something sharp or pointy.

Step 3: Repeat this process all the way around the crown. To add more color, glue a few pieces of leaves around the inside of the crown.

DIY in process:

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Final Product:

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Co-workers taking an American Flag photo, flower crown included.

Dagne Dover – the Ultimate Work Bag

Treat yourself this Valentines Day with something you’ll use every day – a new work bag.

A few months ago, I decided I needed a new work bag. Mine was a huge tote bag that seemed to swallow everything inside of it so I couldn’t ever find anything when I needed it. I also never really bought myself a nice work bag; I just used a cheap computer bag that I bought when I first started my job. It was time I upgraded to something nice and professional, but I didn’t want to jump the gun and just buy the first bag I saw online. I wanted something that would hold my laptop but also keep everything organized. I stumbled upon a Dagne Dover ad while scrolling through Pinterest, and I was definitely intrigued. It was a little pricey, so I held off on buying it for awhile, but I just couldn’t find another bag that had everything I wanted. I finally bought it, and have been obsessed ever since – I even convinced some of my coworkers to buy one too!

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Here is what I love about my Dagne Dover 13″ Tote:

It’s sleek and sturdy; it fits under the airplane seat, but it doesn’t sag and it stays upright. It’s lightweight, and it looks professional. It also has a zipper, so you can make sure everything stays in there when going through the security line at the airport. Additionally, there’s a detachable keystrap, which has been more useful than you’d think – no more rummaging through my bag, searching for my keys, while standing in front of my car in the parking deck.

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It is super organized. There’s a laptop sleeve that fits my computer perfectly. There is also a thinner sleeve that fits my iPad, or a thin notebook. The main compartment fits my planner and my wallet. There is also a detachable water bottle holder, and two bigger pockets to fit snacks, lotion, lipgloss, my wireless mouse, etc.

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The sleeve side also has compartments to hold my pens, a smaller pocket that holds my iPhone and a thinner pocket that holds my work badge(s) perfectly.

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As you can see, it’s the perfect bag for staying organized and it’s the perfect bag for girls on the go. It’s stylish enough to take straight from work to happy hours and post-work dinners.

 

And now, Dagne Dover is in the process of refining their totes based on customer feedback. The new totes will have reconstructed pockets, more lightweight material, and slightly different sizing – but this also means that the current totes that they have on stock are on sale. Intrigued? Click here to check them out! Sign up for their emails and get 10% off your first purchase! #treatyourself this Valentines Day.

Dagne Dover also has a line of stylish leather bags and a new more casual line. Has anyone gotten the Ava bucket bag? I’ve been thinking about that one for awhile but haven’t seen too many reviews. Let me know your thoughts!

 

Travel for work perks

I don’t travel as much as some people for work, but when I do travel for work, these are three of my necessary things: (1) TSA pre, (2) Hertz Gold Plus membership — so I don’t have to wait at the counter to rent a car, and (3) a cute, lightweight 360° spinner wheeled carry-on suitcase. When traveling for work, I typically don’t check in a suitcase so that I can go in and out of the airport as quickly as possible. However, being 5’2 does not make lifting a suitcase into the overhead bin a very fun experience, so making sure that my suitcase isn’t made out of heavy material is also very important. I ended up getting the London Fog carry-on off of Macys.com and I love it! It’s trendy, lightweight, and being able to either roll my suitcase next to me or behind me makes it easy to navigate in any situation.

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I’m a huge online shopper, and if you are too, I definitely recommend trying Ebates. Ebates.com alerts you of online deals, but more importantly, you can earn cash back on each of your purchases when you shop through Ebates. Right now, you can earn 6% on your purchase from Macy’s! Using Ebates is super easy — you just click on the store you want to shop at, and then you’re routed straight to the store’s website. Buy whatever you want, and then you’ll earn cash back on your purchases. Ebates is also great because there are SO many stores on there: Macys, Target, Amazon, Nordstrom, Sephora, etc. Give it a try! Sign up and automatically get $10 when you click here. Let me know what you think! Do you have a suitcase that you love?