Casual Friday, IG Secret & Link Up Party

The outfit

I'll admit that everyday is casual day for me now that I no longer have to go in to an office each day. I sometimes miss that part of working at the University. But most of the time I am grateful for my peaceful, slow pace lifestyle. This outfit is about the best of the best in my casual repertoire. Relaxed jeans, soft black shirt, tan mules that slide off easily and a nice bag on standby if I need to run an errand. In this post I am showing my outfit with a couple of different bags. I'm wearing a new layered necklace that I love and new really big hoop earrings. Both will be on heavy rotation this fall I am thinking.

IG Secret

I think I was about the last one to learn about this IG secret but I wanted to share it just in case anyone else missed it. I noticed over the last few weeks people posting that they were officially found to have authentic followers on Instagram. Being curious, I finally asked an Instafriend and he told me where to go to sign up for it. It's called Forh Card and it is an amazing resource which currently is free but I expect them to at some point to start charging a fee. Here is the link. On the top right click on Sign Up and follow the directions. The cool part about this service is not only do they check your authenticity status but they create a Press Kit for you and give you all kinds of data regarding your followings on IG, Twitter, or any social media you allow them access to including your google analytics. It is interactive so you can add brands and press to your kit. I am very impressed with this service and want everyone to benefit so go check them out. 


It's Friday and time for our Link Up Party!  For those of you that like to party through link ups, make sure you link up at the end of this post! You can link blog or Instagram posts. And for those of you who just love to find new blogs to read,  click on the pictures for new discoveries!



On last Saturday's edition of the "Move It Or Lose It" segment, I talked about my DNA surprise! This week I will talk about my experience with Botox. I hope to see you there! Sign up below for my newsletter if you want to get the reminder.

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Cheryl of Northwest Mountain Living & Style and Nina of Sharing A Journey are your hosts for this link up.

Every Friday starting at 8 AM EST bloggers will be able to submit their favorite posts by clicking the blue Inlinkz button. Adding your link will allow you to show off your hard work, make new connections, and gain new authentic followers! Here's what to do . . .

1. Follow your hosts on any social media to stay connected!

2. Leave a comment letting us know you stopped by. I'll always try to respond.

3. Add a link somewhere on your site or post (ex. "Linking up with {insert link here} so that other bloggers can join in the link up party! If you have other ways to share feel free!

4. Have fun Blog Hopping around all the blogs that have linked up!


I'm proud to participate in the following link ups and am always looking for more! I love to start my day checking in with them and seeing what everyone is doing and connecting! I hope you will join us HERE!