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Just when I think I’ve finally had enough of  Who What Wear x Target, the dynamic duo finds a way to steal my heart yet again. Since the collaboration began earlier this year, the blogger turned fashion designers have not missed a beat, updating the collection with new, fresh pieces every month. Not only are the pieces made with great quality but I also love the fact that the sizes range from XS-5X, giving every women a reason to shop the brand.

Bell Bottom sleeves are trending this season. I love them because the sleeves bring drama to any garment. When I wore this top, I could not stop moving my arms. I imagined myself being a bird, a judge and a queen. I think the Queen title is more fitting. LOL  I paired it with a floral, knee length pencil skirt also from the collection. The bag is Coach from a few seasons ago and I kept my footwear very simple with my favorite Nudist heels. To finish off this look, I added a pair of chandelier earring that I’ve had for quite so time.

What do you think ? Did I pull this look off?


Outfit Deets:

Top (here)

Skirt (here)

Heels (here)

Handbag (similar here)








I am back at it again with yet another off the shoulder blouse and I do not feel bad about it. As the summer comes to a close YAY! I am on a journey to wear as many summer pieces as possible. Truth be told, we do not have much of a winter here in Houston, so I am sure I will be bringing a few items into the fall season. This summer, for me, has been about cute and comfy, which is a great way to describe this look. I am not a huge fan of seersucker but I love this top and skirt set. Many people thought it was a dress, but it is not. I really like the fact that I can break the set up and wear them both as separates.

I am totally a heels girl but again, I have been enjoying my time with sneakers. I paired this seersucker set with a pair of classic white Puma’s. I kept my accessories very minimal by adding my favorite watch, by Movado and a pair of hoop earrings. I finished the look off with my favorite red lipstick, MACs Ruby Woo. I had fun wearing this outfit but standing by this cool huge door was a close second


Outfit Deets:

Seersucker Top (similar here)

Seersucker Skirt (similar here)

Sneakers (here)

Watch (here)








I must admit, I am a sucker for sweets. I am more of a sucker for clever things like cupcake ATMs. What a convenient way to get your sweet fix ? I am thrilled every time I make a stop to the Sprinkles cupcake ATM here in Houston,Texas. While I am on the subject of things I am a sucker for, lets get to outfit details. If you have been following me the last few months then it should not be a surprise that I have on yet another off the shoulder blouse. I simply cannot get enough of them. I love this one in particular because of the cute little pom-poms at the bottom. When I saw it, I imagined myself sitting at a cool restaurant somewhere in Mexico. Because the blouse speaks for itself, I threw on a simple pair of heels and clutch as chowed down my delicious cupcake.

What is one trend you cannot get enough of ?


Outfit Deets:

Top (similar here)

Jeans (here)

Heels (seen here)

Clutch (similar here)










Hope you are enjoying this very warm weather. I know I am not! I was not going to post this look on the blog however a few of you were asking about this comfy sweater dress so I decided to add it. I am always confused on when you should actually wear a sweater dress. Sweaters are usually Fall attire however this one is short so I wore it. I don’t really dress for the season, I dress based on my mood, the way I am feeling on a particular day. However, the question still remains, when do you wear a short sweater dress, in the Summer, Spring or Fall?

Outfit Deets:

Dress (here)

Shades (similar here)

Sneakers (here)

Handbag (old)

Lets admit, we all want to have a brighter smile. With having braces twice and spending hundreds of dollars on teeth whitening strips, I have been in search for something that would give me a long lasting, brighter smile without having to spend a fortune. I was super excited to collaborate with SmileBrilliant, a do it yourself, at home teeth whiting solution, but I must admit I was a bit skeptical. I decided to give it a try and I am sharing my step by step process. Be sure to keep reading till the end of this post for a chance to win your very own teeth whitening kit from SmileBrilliant.


The kit comes with everything you will need for the entire teeth whitening process:

Catalyst & Base Paste

2 Trays

Desensitizing Gel

Professional Teeth Whitening Gel

Return Envelope (to mail impressions)


Before you begin taking your dental impressions, brush your teeth and floss thoroughly. Clean teeth are important for the perfect impression.



The first step is to remove the catalyst and base paste for the kit. These are needed to make your dental impressions.


*The base paste is blue and the catalyst paste is white.


The second step is to mix the base paste and catalyst paste together until you no longer see any white (catalyst paste).


Step three is to spread the paste evenly across one of the trays. * Only mix one tray at a time to avoid the paste from hardening.

The next step is to insert the tray into your month but do not bite down or wiggle the impressions. The quality of the whitening trays depends on accurate dental impression. Press deep enough into the teeth so the material flows over the gum lines of both the front and rear teeth.


Your tray should look similar to this one.

IMG_7621Repeat steps 3 and 4 for your next tray. I completed my top impressions first, now the bottom.


At this point you should have two impressions. One for the top and one for the bottom, *Note to self, do not wear lipstick while making impressions 🙂


Place both the upper and lower impressions in the pre-paid envelope and drop it in the mail. It takes 3-4 business days for Smile Brilliant to receive your impressions. They received my trays within 3 days. Your custom whitening trays will be created and shipped to you within 5 days of receiving your impressions.


Your trays will come in a case similar to the one pictured. I tried mine on prior to starting the teeth whitening process just to make sure they fit.


One of the most important steps of the teeth whitening process is the strength tooth desensitizing gel by Smile Brilliant. The gel replenishes essential vitamins and minerals lost during whitening treatment. By using the desensitizing gel post-teeth whitening, you will reduce the chances of re-staining of the teeth following whitening procedure, remineralize small lesions, strengthen tooth enamel, and significantly reduce tooth sensitivity.


*Prior to application: Rinse mouth thoroughly with water

The first step is to remove the cap and apply the gel to the tray. Apply a thin ribbon of gel to the interior, middle of the bottom of the tray.


Dry teeth to the best of your ability and insert the trays.


Leave the trays in your mouth for 5-15 minutes. Spit out the remaining gel but DO NOT rinse your mouth.

*Refrain from consumption of food and beverages for a minimum of 30 minutes.

The final step of the desensitizing process is to remove the trays from your mouth and prepare for the teeth whitening process.


*Prior to Application: Floss your teeth and brush throughly with water. Using toothpaste containing fluoride will slow the whitening process.

Lets get started !


Apply a thin steady ribbon of gel front inner surface of the tray that comes in contact with the front of the teeth.



Insert the trays using a forward pressing motion to avoid dragging the gel. The gel will spread evenly over the front surface of the teeth. Wipe away any excess gel with a moist Q-tip.


The final step is to let the trays sit. The duration can range from 15 minutes to as long as three hours. I kept my trays in for 1 hour.


Here are my final results! I am very satisfied with the results and did not realize how bright by smile could get. What is even more exciting , you can win your very own teeth whitening kit from SmileBrilliant. Simply go to the Giveaways tab on the blog for details.










Want to win your very own teeth whitening kits for SmileBrilliant?

Here are the rules:

Follow @_Aroundthewaygyrl and @Smilebrilliant on Instagram

Tag 2 friends under any of the SmileBrilliant post on @_Aroundthewaygryl Instagram.

Click link (here) to enter giveaway

Winner will receive $139.95 credit for you very own teeth whitening kit.


*Bonus: Leave a comment under the SmileBrilliant post on the homepage.

Good  Luck!!