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10 Tips for your most Luxurious Shower with Hansgrohe

816 1056 NEVER SKIP BRUNCH by Cara Newhart

This post is sponsored by hansgrohe on behalf of Everywhere Agency. As always, all thoughts and opinions expressed are my own. Take your most relaxing shower Showers can feel like a chore, especially if its something you do everyday. It usually takes me a while to build up the motivation to shower. It can feel like so much effort when there is so much to take care of — whether it's your in-shower to-do list, working up courage to get out of the warm water 😂, or dealing with getting you hair all pulled together afterwards. I'm the queen of stretching my time between showers — with cute headbands & dry shampoo to thank — but showers are a super easy way to work in a little extra self-care and have a luxurious experience that helps you either clear your head before you dive in to your day or wind down and relax. I'm sharing my tips for a luxurious shower + dishing all about my favorite piece of shower technology to give you a spa-like experience.   How to take a relaxing shower 1 Prep your hair  Your shampoo and conditioner can only do so much for your hair when it comes to giving…

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Meet the Never Skip Brunch Boutique!!

816 1056 NEVER SKIP BRUNCH by Cara Newhart

I launched a Boutique! I‘m seriously so excited! Never Skip Brunch is now more than a fashion and lifestyle blog and I’m more than an influencer….I’m a boutique owner. Today I’m dishing all about the new SHOP + sharing a little bit of the motivation behind my decision!  First, let me tell you about the shop! So, I’ve had the apparel line for a while with leggings and tee’s I designed myself. While many of you LOVED them and they were doing pretty well, it was always just kind of a tab on the blog that sometimes felt like it wasn’t getting the attention it deserved. I decided to re-launch the line, but this time as a whole boutique and move it to its own sub-domain at shop.neverskipbrunch.com. The Never Skip Brunch boutique provides women’s apparel, accessories, and some select home goods. I carefully curate pieces I know you all will love that will be a perfect fit for your style. Not only do I intentionally pick products from amazing vendors to bring to you. I’ve also designed and created many of the products myself, like the leggings, mugs, pillows, and soon to launch candles & sugar scrubbies! You can find the shop HERE and on…

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Fall Home Refresh – Making a welcoming first impression

816 1056 NEVER SKIP BRUNCH by Cara Newhart

A fresh fall space Fall is a transition time — as we settle a little from the busyness of summer & begin to spend more time inside, it's time to cozy up and prep our space for a new season. Whether that means finding functional pieces to help create an organized space or adding gorgeous accents & decor elements for a festive autumn vibe. I'm giving my entryway and living room a little fall refresh with organizational and decorative elements to make a welcoming first impression. I added a couple pieces of furniture, plus some decor to make both rooms feel fresh and cozy.   the Entryway My entryway needed some updates to help make a welcoming first impression. As a small space, it needs to be both functional and gorgeous — and to achieve that balance, I needed a new furniture layout and some decor. I added a desk to replace my lime tree (who moved upstairs) and the small blue side table. The writing desk adds noticeable character as soon as you walk in. It gave me a larger surface for some welcoming decor, with a couple drawers and plenty of space to add a few baskets underneath for storage. This floor-level storage is…

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Fall fashion at Larimer Square – an adorable outfit + Sept. fashion show

816 1056 NEVER SKIP BRUNCH by Cara Newhart

fall fashion at Larimer Square One of my favorite spots in Denver is Larimer Square. I remember when I first moved here and stumbled upon this iconic Denver block — I knew it would be one of my go-to's. From grabbing dinner at Ocean Prime or drinks at one of the many adorable spots, to shopping some of my favorite local shops like Hailee Grace and AILLEA, I love stopping by for an outing under the adorable string lights. I stopped in to style a whole outfit using just pieces from Larimer Square retailers to show off some of my favorites. There are seriously so many adorable shops! Today we're talking outfit details, plus I'm sharing a little about the Runway Show they have coming up at the end of this month which we can attend together! Mark your calendar for Sept 27th so we can meet up, then check out my Larimer Square #OOTD.   larimer square Fall Fashion Show 2018! I just got back from New York Fashion Week, and while you all loved following along on my adventure, many of you found yourselves wishing you were at the fashion shows with me. The good news? We've got a fun show coming…

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Patio Reveal: Designing a cozy chic outdoor space

816 1056 NEVER SKIP BRUNCH by Cara Newhart

Creating a cozy chic Outdoor Living Space Outdoor living is made better when you have a cozy space that feels welcoming and inviting. I've already shared my 5 quick tips for making your Front Porch Feel Cozy, but today I'm giving you a peek inside — or rather outside — to reveal my newly-designed patio. Whether you have a large backyard where you need to carve out a place that feels cozy and intimate or a small patio space that could use some added design elements, creating a welcoming outdoor space is the key to elevating your outdoor living and designing an additional space for your home that you'll find yourself enjoying and entertaining in.   Psst...Shop my patio by clicking on the icons in the photo below. JavaScript is currently disabled in this browser. Reactivate it to view this content.   the design: Functional & Fabulous  My biggest key to home design is to keep both function and aesthetics front of mind when you're putting together your design plan. The best possible space has a true balance of both — it looks gorgeous and has all the practical elements you need to be able to live in it comfortably. For this space, that meant…

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What I love about face masks + my Alba Botanica fave

816 1056 NEVER SKIP BRUNCH by Cara Newhart

creating a skincare ritual I‘m skincare obsessed — but you probably already know that. The secret to great skincare is not only finding the right products, but taking the time to build a routine that you can stay consistent with. That second part took me a while. I was a makeup-wipe-and-done kind of girl — I dreaded investing time everyday into a multi-step skincare routine. But that all changed when I stopped looking at it like a chore and started setting aside time to create a skincare ?????? vs a boring ???????. A routine can feel boring and like the same old step-by-step everyday, but creating a ritual involves your wellbeing in the process. Instead of just going through my step 1, then step 2, then step 3, I take time to check in with myself and make my ritual about self-love. Whether that is helping my brain wind-down through a little facial massage as I apply my moisturizer, or listing some of the things I love about my body as I wash my face, I use my skincare time every evening to wind down mentally from the day and focus on boosting confidence and loving myself. There is something about standing in…

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How to build your wardrobe in 5 Steps + classic pieces every girl needs

816 1056 NEVER SKIP BRUNCH by Cara Newhart

building your perfect wardrobe Contrary to what our favorite fashion makeover shows tell us, a great wardrobe isn’t built in a day. While you can totally re-build your wardrobe in a pinch if it’s super outdated, a great wardrobe takes time to accumulate and tweak to fit your personal style.  Now, we already dove deep into finding your personal style with these 10 questions, but once you’ve really defined you style, your closet is probably going to need a little — or a lot — of work to reflect that. You might be right there with me in that mid-20’s limbo where our college looks are beginning to feel a little like we’ve outgrown them, but we aren’t totally sure how to build a big-girl wardrobe that doesn’t feel, well, too old. Today we’re diving into how to transition your wardrobe through your 20’s — from your college years to your 30’s and beyond by doing a little planning and purging. However, I do want to make one important distinction first. Is your wardrobe the same as your closet? I  say no. Your closet is the place where your clothes live. It’s also the place we store a lot more than that: memories in the form of…

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Super Easy DIY Jewelry Holder that Doubles as Decor

816 1056 NEVER SKIP BRUNCH by Cara Newhart

jewelry is an exclamation point Great design is both functional and fabulous — which is true of any kind of home decor. This DIY jewelry holder lets you organize and display your necklaces so they don't end up in a tangled mess, and it also doubles as a chic decor piece for your wall. I whipped this one up on a whim, and am loving it as a new add in my office. I walked you guys through this one a little on my Insta stories, but you requested a full tutorial so I'm giving you the step-by-step. This DIY is so easy — even if you don't trust yourself to wield a hot glue gun, you can absolutely crush this one. Some wrist strength and paint is all you need. Well, and this stuff: what you'll need: Canvas Jewelry Display Supplies Save Print 1 Canvas - Mine is 36"x 24" 8-10 Screw-in Hooks — Like these, these, or these Blue Painter's Tape Paint of choice - I used metallic gold Paint brush STEP 01  Flip the canvas over to the back side where the wood frame is exposed. You can create this vertically like I did (necklaces on top of each other) or horizontally (necklaces…

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Clothes that Empower — 10 Questions for Finding your Personal Style

816 1056 NEVER SKIP BRUNCH by Cara Newhart

 Fashion says "me too," style says "only me" How do you find your personal style? Defining your style is important because it allows you to communicate who you are to the world, just by what you choose to put on. A defined personal style lets you express yourself to others in a more-dimensional way since your style "introduces you before you even speak." But how do you define your style? It sounds so simple at first, but something as complex and beautiful as style can be hard to put words to — and even harder to dig in an define for yourself. Last week I wrote a post, Style Yourself Happy: How to use clothing to boost your mood — and you LOVED it. We examined the effect our clothing has on our confidence, mood, and even health, and even dove into some of the science that supports that. After that post, I got so many requests to do something similar and talk about how to define your personal style, so that is what we are here for today. Find your personal style Before I share my advice for finding and defining your style, we first have to talk about what personal style is not. It's not a limitation —…

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How to Style Colored Curtains for a Luxe Look

816 1056 NEVER SKIP BRUNCH by Cara Newhart

A cozy pop of color If you’re a color & prints enthusiast like me, adding pops of color in your space is one of your go-to decorating tactics. It helps the space feel fun, interesting, and even whimsical. Even if you’re a color lover, bright pops of color can sometimes look like too much fun if not styled correctly. ❝ It can be a tough balance to style a pop of bold color in a way that still looks luxurious instead of overly playful.❞  If you want a fun color in your space, but still want it to look elegant – this curtain styling tip is just for you. First up, we have the before: this office has bright coral sheers hung against a black and white speckled dot wallpaper. While the black and white + pop of color are a good combo, the bold print with the bright coral hue can look pretty whimsical and is a little too bold to feel luxe   The solution? Break it up with a neutral – in this case, a creamy white. By hanging a second rod with floor-length white curtains in front of the coral sheers, it separates the pop of color & bold pattern by creating a neutral space between…

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Style Yourself Happy: How to use clothing to boost your mood

816 1056 NEVER SKIP BRUNCH by Cara Newhart

Can you dress yourself happy? Style is absolutely a tool for empowerment and today we're diving into how your clothing choices can affect your mood and why you should be intentional about them. Now, I'm a huge proponent of the idea that happiness is a choice and I don't believe that the material fact of the correct clothing is all it takes to make you happy, but there is something powerful about clothing choices when it comes to how we feel and view ourselves — and it's something we can all benefit from tapping into. I've been honored to be able to inspire so many women to be bolder with their style and find confidence through what they choose to wear. I've used colors and prints as my catalyst for empowerment through style, but there is a much deeper phenomenon going on when it comes to how the clothes we choose to wear affect our moods, overall confidence, and even health. Quite literally dressed for success Did you know that 96% of women in one study believed that what they wear affects how confident they feel? (source) It's not that hard to understand why: our clothing is the physical way we choose to…

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Why We Brunch: The social phenomenon of brunch & Why you shouldn’t skip

816 1056 NEVER SKIP BRUNCH by Cara Newhart

Podcast: Play in new windowSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | RSS | More everyone loves brunch Every time I meet someone new and we decide to make it official via swapping IG handles, mine gets a good reaction.  After typing in @neverskipbrunch to bring up my feed, there’s the inevitable, “What an awesome name,” “Oh my goodness I love that handle,” or “How did you come up with that, it’s amazing.” I always joke that I love snacks and sleeping in, and brunch lets me do both. While I don’t disagree that I’m pretty hilarious and my handle is indeed pretty witty, there’s something deeper going on here — it’s like we all love brunch. Seriously, brunch has gone from a hot weekend trend to a cultural staple in our society. With all the meals to meet for, coffee dates to have, or drinks to grab, why are there so many good feelings around brunch? Today, we dive into my favorite meal — and maybe yours — to discover the social phenomenon behind why we brunch. Brunch is inherently ❝ cheerful, sociable & enticing❞ – Brunch: a Plea The inventor of Brunch originally crafted the idea as a…

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Two-Piece Transition: Sets to Take Your Style from Summer to Fall

816 1056 NEVER SKIP BRUNCH by Cara Newhart

 two-piece matching sets  Say hello to your new favorite fall trend. Two-piece sets are super in — and it's easy to see why. You can show just a little skin via a style that keeps it classy and effortless. I'm so obsessed with this look since its an elevated take on a flowy summer floral maxi or swooshing jumpsuit. They make a perfect transition piece because you can easily layer over them and most of the bottoms are longer for a little more warmth. ❝ Fresh and flirty, two-piece sets are a polished look that keeps it fun.❞ The other perk about this trend is that you get two pieces that you can not only wear together, but mix and match with other faves in your closet to create at least three outfits from one. This makes it even easier to transition them from summer into fall as you change out the pieces your matching and mixing into the set. How to wear your new favorite trend This trend is pretty straightforward since the pieces come pre-matched and are designed to go together, but I do have some tips for choosing the set that's perfect for you. The big key is to pick something that flatters…

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NSALE: What I Bought

816 1056 NEVER SKIP BRUNCH by Cara Newhart

I love the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale! You might have already seen my first look picks, or checked out this post on everything you need to know about the Nsale, but time to dish on what I actually bought and show you my Nordstrom Sale Picks. I’m not a great online shopper – I need to touch and try things – so every year without fail I go into the sale with my list of what I want and end up only grabbing a couple things from the list then finding all sorts of other perfect picks I didn’t even consider at first. A little dressing room trial and error, and I’ve found some new faves. Here’s what I bought – hover for commentary, click to shop: Turn on your JavaScript to view content     1. Twist Front Sweater – B.P. In love with the waist detail – Adds a focal point for the slouchy sweater look. 2. 10-Inch High Waist Skinny Jeans – Madewell These are the perfect high-waisted jeans. Adorable button detail & a classic wash. 3. Miggi Bootie – Marc Fisher All the chic vibes. White booties are so in for fall, and this tapered heel and scalloped top are…

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My Hawaii Wedding // Part II: The Venue

816 1056 NEVER SKIP BRUNCH by Cara Newhart

Hawaii Wedding at Turtle Bay Welcome back to my Hawaii wedding series. You might have already caught  Part I: The Attire where I shared all about the attire & dished about what everyone was wearing. Now in Part II: The Venue we're talking all about my gorgeous location (and in Part III: The Decor we'll cover the details) The Location This wasn't plan A, but looking at these photos with the gorgeous views you'd never know it because it turned out even more perfectly than we could have planned. Turtle Bay has all sorts of wedding packages that offer options for many different locations - from beach ceremonies, to golf course receptions, to events in the ballroom or pavilion, and even an option to host your ceremony at the stables, there are all sorts of spaces to choose from. Our initial plan was to have the ceremony on Bay View Beach Point - which you can see Rich and I standing on in the photo below - then move to the lawn for an evening reception under a clear top tent with lanterns. Thinking this venue looks familiar? It was the star of movies like Forgetting Sarah Marshall and Mike and Dave need…

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Everything You Need to Know About the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

816 1056 NEVER SKIP BRUNCH by Cara Newhart

I t's almost time for the most important sale of the summer. If you don't know what I'm talking about, let me introduce you. The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is so close - it starts July 12th! Why is this the only sale you should care about right now? Because it's oh so wonderful and instead of flipping through racks of picked-over pieces that are about to be out of season (aka left over summer styles) this sale is all about stocking up on some amazing fall pieces that are just now hitting stores.   Usually retailers put things on sale because they are going out of season or they haven't sold well. This is why sale racks usually don't have the good stuff. But this sale is different. This time they're putting merchandise that is just hitting racks on sale first, then raising the price back to normal once the sale is over. Psst...I'm hosting a $500 Nordstrom gift card giveaway that starts on July 11th and goes until the 17th - so if its then hop over to Instagram to find out how to enter. It will be on my feed and in my highlights. HOW TO GET EARLY…

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