Green & Gold with Roma Designer Jewelry

Blogger Amanda's OK shares how to pair green and gold
Green Eyelet Blouse c/o SheIn | Similar Button Fly Jeans | Gold Necklace c/o Roma, use code AMANDASOK20 for 20% off | Gold Earrings c/o Roma, use code AMANDASOK20 for 20% off | Block Heels
Green and gold were my high school's colors - Go Lions!! I went to a small private school in Texas and we had to wear uniforms so believe me when I say I was forced to wear a LOT of green and gold in my life. I wore it so much I kind of burnt myself out on it. When Saint Patricks Day would roll around each year, I'd always realize just how little green I had in my closet.

Eleven years later and I'm finally OK with wearing green and gold again! This outfit made the perfect St. Paddy's Day look yesterday, but I think it could easily be worn year round, so I had to share it a day later! I am usually a silver or rose gold kinda gal, but sometimes classic yellow gold is the best option. I can't help but think of a pot o' gold at the end of a rainbow when I see this gorgeous Gold Vermeil Fancy Filigree Necklace from Roma Designer Jewelry against my green blouse. I love that it has matching earrings, too!

My Go-To Skin Brightening Serum

Blogger Amanda Martin shares her secret to bright and radiant skin

Raise your hand if you're a summer girl who loves to lounge in the sun 🙋🏼‍♀️ I am all about that my mermaid life and would happily soak up the sun for hours on end, but those warm, happy rays can be so harmful to the skin. I live for a good golden glow, don't get me wrong, but thanks to too many hours by the water (and not enough sunscreen), my face is now sprinkled with dark spots and melasma that I am constantly trying to hide and/or get rid of.

If you follow me on Instagram stories, you've probably seen me talk about different techniques I've used to combat the issue recently. IPL laser treatments and chemical peels have really helped, but  professional treatments like those can get costly quick and aren't something I want to do on a regular basis because they aren't exactly painless! My every day skin brightening solution is a good vitamin C serum and Heladerm's has become my go-to.

AOK Guide to Crested Butte

AOK Guide to Crested Butte, Colorado

Hi, friends! I just got back from a quick trip to Crested Butte, Colorado, and it was basically like being in a real life snow globe! I'm kind of over winter at the moment, but if winter in Oklahoma was half as beautiful as it is in Crested Butte, I'd be OK with it lasting a little longer.

Crested Butte is a ski town so most people visit in the winter specifically to ski/snowboard. I don't know how to ski or snowboard (I know, I know!!) so I can't attest to that, but I heard the "pow" was fantastic while we were there. We visited the first weekend in March with some friends and stayed with family, so our trip was more of a relax and hangout type of trip. It was much needed and so much fun! I wasn't ready for it to be over (I wish we would have stayed two-ish days longer so I could have learned to snowboard)! I rounded up a few of the things we did / places we stopped at below. I really want to visit Crested Butte again in the summer to do more outdoor activities (like hiking).... I'm sure it is absolutely fabulous.

Apologies in advance for the lack of quality food and drinks photos - since we were with friends I wasn't in full-on travel blogger mode and chose to enjoy myself > taking photos non-stop. 

February Favorites

OKC blogger Amanda Martin of Amanda's OK shares her favorite products from February
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Hi friends! Can you believe that February has come and gone? This month went by much quicker than January...but to be fair it is three days shorter! I'm excited to be hopping on a jet plane this afternoon to go somewhere veeeerryyy chilly for the weekend. I'm definitely ready for spring weather and a bit more color in my wardrobe, but I'm OK wearing beanies and cute sweaters a few more times + I'm really looking forward to a few days away. There's a Pinterest quote that says "sometimes you just need a little adventure to cleanse the bitter taste of life from your soul," and I couldn't agree more. Not that life is bad, it's just routine. I love traveling because gives me something to look forward to and be excited about, but it also helps me appreciate my routine all at the same time.

Needless to say, stay tuned to Instagram stories to see where I'm headed! My favorite new products and purchases from February are below!

OKC By the Districts: Midtown

OKC Blogger Amanda's OK shares her favorite spots in Midtown
Striped Sweater | Similar White Jeans | Black Slip-On Sneakers, size down a 1/2 size

Hi, friends! In 2018 I did a monthly "Best of OKC" series and those posts were by far the most popular posts of the year. I wanted to switch it up a bit in 2019 but I really struggled to find the right angle (reasons why this is just now going up at the end of February). I asked my local followers on Instagram stories for ideas and "OKC by the Districts" was the clear winner......so here we are!

As Oklahoma City has grown, each district has really taken on a character of its own. They all have their own vibe, their own culture, and their own local establishments, but they are all equally as fun (and delicious). Midtown, Downtown, Automobile Alley, Uptown 23rd, Paseo, The Plaza, Film Row.....I love certain things about each and every one! Throughout 2019, I'll take you through my favorite local hot spots and hole in the walls alike as we go district by district through the city I call home. I'll give you the information and tools necessary to put a full day of fun into action.

Let's kick this series off in Midtown! Midtown is probably my favorite district of them all (and it is one of the closest to my house) so I spend a lot of time there. If you followed my Best of OKC series, you will probably recognize a lot of the businesses below because I frequent them! I love that you can spend the whole day in Midtown going from coffee to lunch to patio drinking to dinner and everything is within walking distance (or lime-ing / bird-ing distance).
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