I'm Mule Obsessed and SO Glad They're a Trend for Spring/Summer 2017

I'm lazy...

when it comes to putting my shoes on.

Bending over or sitting down, yanking my shoes on, tying them up UGGHHHHHH it's the worst. Don't even ask me how much I dislike attempting to put winter boots on (thank goodness I live in Texas now).

I've worn slip on sandals and flip flops even when it's deemed inappropriate by some sort of fashion guru because I'm too lazy to put 'hassle shoes' on - as I like to call them. Enter MULES. BLESS WHOEVER THOUGHT TO MAKE THESE and whoever declared them a style trend for spring/summer 2017.

You don't even have to bend over to put them on. You just strut up to the front door, slide them on and waltz out. I have clogs, leather mules, furry mules and the always stylish (ha!) UGG mules.

This pair of 'Flat Fabric Shoes' (they could have picked a sexier name, don't you think?) from Zara are the latest addition to my collection. They're fabric (duh, the name) with a little tassle-y mohawk type of thing down the middle and bonus, you can make them into full flats with a heel. Talk about being versatile.

Zara ships free in the USA for orders over $50 and has free returns which I appreciate very much.

Tag me on Instagram or Pinterest when you find a pair you love - or shoot me an email! #MuleCommunityUnite

~xo LDLF

The Natural Face Oils That Kate Middleton & I Use That Don't Make Us Break Out

Did I make you think that Kate and I are besties? I'm sure if she met me we would be... but let's not dwell on that. Quick and dirty, here are the details on 2 all natural face oils I will not stop using anytime soon.

The Natural Face Oils That Kate Middleton & I Use That Don't Make Us Break Out

1. Kate Middleton and I swear by Beuti Skincare's Beauty Sleep Elixir. It's claim to fame is "inflammaging" - inflammwhating?! It's defined as persistent and prolonged inflammation which causes premature aging of our skin, why? Because "inflammation causes the skin to degrade its supply of collagen and elastin,” according to Beuti founder Leila Aalam. No bueno as collagen is the substance that holds our body together aka keeps our faces looking nice and taut. I use mine daily at bedtime and in the morning when I'm in a drier climates and throughout the winter. I've noticed an increase in my skin's ability to hang on to moisture, it glows, and it looks plumper (in a good way) and healthier. I've been getting compliments on my skin since I started using it, so there's that. It's available in Canada and the USA (I got mine from Amazon).

2. I use Rosehip Oil under my eyes for my dark circles in place of an eye cream and I can't see myself switching back. It's filled with essential fatty acids and it protects skin and increases cell turnover thanks to the vitamin E, vitamin C, vitamin D, and B-carotene in it which are all antioxidants that help combat free radicals. I've seen a reduction in the darkness under my eyes (8 hours of sleep also helps) and my skin is plumper and hydrated. You can pick it up from any natural foods store or order it on Amazon - I suggest you seek an organic option, I like Acure (which I found at Whole Foods).

Click below for details.