Update: SmileDirectClub

I have two months down and two more to go with my invisible aligners from SmileDirectClub (SDC). I haven’t talked about SDC since I started at the end of July. So, here’s an update on how it’s going.

The good news is the aligners are working well. I can tell a big difference with the crowding around my lower teeth from when I began this process. They continue to be easy to put on and take off. A couple times the aligners have been tighter than usual at the beginning of the week but within a day or so that goes away as my teeth begin to shift. SDC has done a great job mailing new aligners to me. I have gotten everything I need at least two weeks before I need it, which is perfect.

The process is going by pretty fast, but the constant taking them off to eat, washing them, brushing your teeth and putting them back on is getting kind of old. It’s most inconvenient when eating out or with friends. I try to wear mine at least 17 hours a day, per SDC’s recommendation on their website. However, that complaint is really the worst of it. While I am ready for this to be done, I know the sacrifice is so minimal when I think about the confidence I’ll have with my smile afterwards and the fact that this only takes four months total.

If anyone has questions about SDC, please ask. I hope the rest of the week brings you lots of smiles! ūüėÄ

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Fall Cleaning with ThredUp

Let’s be honest, spring cleaning is that deep-clean¬†we do once a year, and when we do it we say, “Wow! Look at all this junk. Hmm… I should probably do this more often.” Then, of course, we do nothing. Fast forward one¬†year, and we repeat this¬†thought process. It’s a vicious cycle, or not-so-vicious cycle for those of us who despise cleaning. ¬†ūüėČ

Since¬†fall is¬†a couple days away, I had a lightbulb moment this weekend as I thought about getting out my clothes for cooler weather.¬†What if I did an annual fall cleaning?!¬†I¬†change out my¬†closet from summer to winter clothes in the fall, so it is the perfect time to purge things I¬†didn’t wear over the summer or know I won’t wear during the winter (because I haven’t worn them for the past three years).

If this sounds like something you want to try and you are looking for some extra motivation to clean out your closet, I reccomend checking out thredUP. ThredUp is an online consignment and thrift store that will sell your gently used clothes for you.

Here’s how it works: you order a free Clean Out Kit online, it is shipped to you, you clean out your closet, place your gently used clothes in the bag and mail it back to thredUp. Then, thredUp will sell your clothes (you don’t have to do anything) to it’s online shoppers. When someone buys your clothing, you get a portion of the sales in your bank account.

The best thing about thredUp is that if your clothing is deemed to old or worn to sell, thredUp gives it to charity. You can opt to have clothing sent back to you, but I personally love how low maintenance the whole process is.

You can also use the money you earn from selling your clothes to buy gently used clothes through their online thrift store. ThredUP has everything from handbags and designer clothes and shoes to children’s clothing.

If you use the code below, you will get a $10 credit to use on your thredUp order.

http://www.thredup.com/r/VBYRIB

Have you ever done fall cleaning or tried thredUP? If you do try it out, I’d love to hear how it goes. Hope everyone has a happy happy week!

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Fall Fashion Finds

Hooray it is FRIDAY and the weekend forecast is looking perfect for a little fall shopping! Here are a few things that have caught my eye for the upcoming fall season. We have just six days until it is officially fall, so maybe these items will inspire you to get ready for the cooler weather.

 

Loft – Tulip Shirtdress    Kendra Scott – Elisa Pendant Necklace    Loft – Fireworks Fluid Tee

Kork-Ease -Castaneda Boot         Abercrombie & Fitch – Patterned Blanket Poncho

I’d love to hear what you are eyeing to add to your fall wardrobe or if you’ve made any recent purchases that you’re loving. I think the Kendra Scott pendant necklace with the opal and rose gold combination is particularly pretty and perfect for fall. I’m also loving all kinds of suede and fringe booties. It’s probably a problem that I haven’t met a bootie I don’t like, but of course, a girl can never have too many shoes!

I hope everyone has a relaxing and wonderful weekend. Don’t forget to spend some time outside enjoying the beautiful weather.

Cheers!

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