Wednesday, August 27, 2014


"As far as Im concerned leopard is a neutral." -Jenna Lyons

Image by: Jessica Crowell @hello_crow

Image by: Rowina Baliton @fromrowina

Happy Wednesday Comfortably Young readers! I am so excited to announce that I have been brought onto the DAAME brand ambassador team to give you quality products with a great cause behind it. They are an up and coming bag and accessories retailer that have already made a name for themselves in the fashion world. The quality of these genuine Italian leather bags manufactured in the U.S are unlike many others. My personal favorite being the Amelia clutch in animal print featured above. 

Another great aspect of the company (if not the best) is with every purchase made at DAAME 5% goes to the education of girls in impoverished situations. You can look good while also helping out simultaneously, it's a win win for sure! Here are some of their early preview bags below. What do you think?

(A note from the DAAME team)
"When you educate a girl you educate a nation."
– African Proverb

"We have a radical notion that we could shift the life trajectory of a girl in need. We give 5% of all profits to our partners who are dedicated to providing long-term services and education for girls in improvished circumstances. We believe by investing in a girl, we can not only improve the quality of her life but the society at large. Every DAAME purchase you make helps change lives."

Be on the lookout for their upcoming Fall Capsule preview. There will be giveaways and rewards to come. Register with the link below to get emails when these events are happening!

Comfortably Young


Friday, August 22, 2014


Happy Friday everyone, we finally made it to the weekend! This week has been busy yet fun as we are starting our big Holiday catalog shoot for Birch Lane. It's almost as if I get to celebrate Christmas twice a year, and it doesn't get much better than that. Speaking of work, I think we can all agree casual Friday is a favorite among many who work in the corporate world. There is something about just throwing on a pair of jeans and heading out the door that really makes me happy. 

For this outfit I decided to do just that, keep it casual. I am beginning to slowly incorporate some of my sweaters back into my wardrobe in preparation for Fall. I am a huge fan of fall clothing so it may be a little premature, however resistance is futile. The sweater/shorts combination is a great way to make this transition. I decided to pair this graphic lightweight sweatshirt with my jean shorts to give a casual yet fun look. I recommend choosing a cotton based sweater on those in between temperature days so you are not burning up by mid day.

On a final note, I am in love with these combat boots and the plaid pattern that unveils when you fold them down. UrbanOG sure knows how to deliver in the shoe department!

I hope you all enjoy your weekend! How are you beginning to transition from Summer to Fall?

Sweater: SheInside
Shorts: Target
Boots: UrbanOG
Hat: Forever 21 (Sold in store; Similar Here and Here)
Necklace: Vintage Jane

Comfortably Young


Tuesday, August 12, 2014

The last couple of weeks have been crazy busy between vacations, work, and setting up new collaborations. I was finally able to step away and post after my recent vacation to Holden Beach, NC. 

I am changing up the content this time around to be more focused on beauty tips and tricks rather than personal style. You can expect to see more posts in various categories as I want to share my interests in beauty, DIY, and photography moving forward. Blogs are an ever changing entity and it is all about the growth and experience that makes a blog worth while for the readers. 

With that said, below are a couple beauty tips to keep in mind when traveling to the surf and sand.

1. Wet your hair prior to going in salt water.
This tip is very important as it helps prevent dryness and breakage of the hair. As someone who struggles with dry hair already, going into salt water can become a nightmare. When wetting your hair before going into the waves it absorbs less of the salt water. Think of your luscious locks as a sponge to really put it into perspective!

2. Apply heat protection on your hair before venturing out in the sun.
I do this pretty much everyday anyways but when it comes to basking in the sun it is a necessity. Typically heat protectors are used for styling purposes but if you think about it heat from the sun can be just as bad. You can apply these products to damp hair to ensure it locks it in. I have included some of my favorite hair protector sprays below:

Chi 44 Iron Guard                                                  Moroccanoil Heat Styling Protection

3. Powder Sun Protection.
There is nothing worse than getting out of the ocean after a nice swim with some collected sand on you and then trying to reapply sunscreen. The gritty roughness of the sand against the skin is enough to make me not want to reapply at all. Instead, touch up with powder sun protection, which feels extremely light on the skin while also helping to sop up perspiration and oil. You just simply brush it on and while this may take a little longer than simple sunscreen it is worth it.

4. Don't forget those sensitive areas!
By sensitive areas I mean your lips and your ears. I have done this multiple times when I forget to apply sunscreen to my not so thought about areas and regret it after a day out in the sun. I know from experience because this just happened while on my recent beach trip. I thought my ears were literally on fire. Using facial sunscreen is good or any sort of SPF lip application. This will also help with typical lip dryness and cracking caused by sun exposure. 

My mom has been telling me since I was a child that I need to moisturize daily and it has surely stuck with me to this day. Not only does it keep your body from becoming a dry wrinkled mess but it adds nutrient rich ingredients to the skin to have long lasting effects. The most serious skin-related health problem that people face today is skin cancer; although moisturizer won't prevent the disease, it can help treat sun damage. Also, there are several different types of moisturizers that contain sunscreen. Easy way to kill two birds with one stone.

Hopefully you have learned a thing or two with these tip and tricks. Stay tuned for some upcoming collaborations I have in store as well!

Comfortably Young