This post is sponsored by Everywhere Agency on behalf of OshKosh B’gosh; however, all thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.

Can you believe it’s August already? In just a few short weeks the kids will be headed back to school but the new school year is never complete without a little refreshing of their wardrobe. If you have been following me for a while then you know we are big fans of OshKosh B’gosh in our home. They carry clothes that are on trend but are very affordable without sacrificing quality.

When sending Victor to school I always like to make sure his outfits are cute but I also want him to be comfortable since he’s there for 6 hours a day. I tend to lean towards graphic tees and stretchy slim fit bottoms. I also am a big fan of polos and loose fitting button down shirts. One of my biggest tips when shopping for your little ones is to find pieces that you can mix and match. This basically will help you save money and you’ll be able to come up with multiple outfit choices for the school year. Here are a few ways we styled our favorite pieces:

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Top: [similar] | Bottom: Slim Fit Twills 


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Top: Piqué Polo | Bottom: Classic Jeans


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Top: Glow-In-The-Dark Astronaut Tee | Bottom: [similar]


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Top: Graphic Tee | Bottom: Classic Jeans


Click HERE to find your local OshKosh! From 8/4-8/7 you can unlock a fun snapchat filter while in store. They will also be doing a giveaway over on their instagram (@oshkoshkids) from 8/21-9/2 where 250 people will win a Style up 4 School kit so make sure to check them out.

I also wanted to share with you guys an amazing campaign that OshKosh launched back in 2014. The B’gosh Jeanius Campaign is an annual effort to support our customer’s local communities with donated clothing and school supply needs. Since then, they have partnered with, Delivering Good (formerly K.I.D.S. fashion delivers), OshKosh Moms, families and friends to collect over $1.1 million and distribute more than 66,000 articles of clothing to impact the lives of over 260,000 students. I had the pleasure of donating $50 to KIPP Elementary School to help complete their classroom library. Join our effort by donating a new pair of jeans in-store or making a cash contribution in-store or online at from 7/25 – 9/18.

Print or screenshot this coupon to save 20% off your next in store purchase or use promo code: OKBG3352 at checkout.


FYI: I’ll be doing a giveaway on my instagram (@pearls_and_paris) soon for a chance to win a $50 OshKosh giftcard so make sure to stay tuned!

While this is a compensated campaign in collaboration with Neutrogena and Latina Bloggers Connect, all opinions expressed are my own.

I’ve battled with random breakouts since Middle School. Being a teen and battling acne can be really tough so from a young age I always made sure to stick to a nighttime skin care routine and Neutrogena has always been my go to brand to keep my skin healthy and clear.

Now that I’m in my 30’s (yikes), I make sure to really stay faithful to my skincare routine.


Neutrogena’s Pink Grapefruit line has become the line I use on a daily basis. The products in this line powerfully treat and help prevent breakouts and blackheads while delivering a refreshing blast of 100% naturally derived grapefruit extract and vitamin C.


The best beauty tip has to be to always make sure you take off your makeup at night BUT sometimes after a late night, it’s the last thing on your mind. Thats when I pull out the Oil-Free Cleansing Wipes! These pre moistened wipes throughly cleanse your skin of impurities in one simple step.

On most nights though, I start off with the Pink Grapefruit Facial Cleanser. It’s gentle for everyday use and doesn’t irritate my skin.


I then apply the Rapid Clear Stubborn Acne Cleanser. This product is clinically proven to rapidly reduce size and redness of stubborn acne in just 1 day. The Rapid Clear Stubborn Acne line also includes a daily leave on mask. I use this mask once a week. It fights break outs forming below skin’s surface.


For those times when a pimple just pops up out of no where, I rely on the On-The-Spot Acne Treatment. It contains only 2.5% of Benzoyl Peroxide which provides maximum level of effectiveness with 70% less irritation.

Neutrogena has made it easier than ever to find the right routine for your skin type with
the quiz. Check out the quiz to discover your own personalized acne routine. Share your results on your social media channels by using the hashtag #LetsSolveIt and tag @Neutrogena.

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Neutrogena. The opinions and text are all mine.


Beauty School is in Session:

The ABC’s of Healthy Skin with VMV Hypoallergenics

There is just something about Fall that makes us want to hit Refresh. While we might not be heading back to the classroom, Fall is the perfect time to get back to beauty basics to ensure an A+ complexion. Here the experts at VMV Hypoallergenics, the gold standard in hypoallergenicity, provide skin care A-B-C’s to keep in mind for healthy, radiant skin all year-long.

Apply sunscreen daily. While this may seem like a no brainer, applying SPF even when beach days are over  is a must. Exposure to harmful UVA and UVB rays is a daily reality – outdoors from sun exposure (yes, even during those cool days) and indoors from the UV rays leaked by compact fluorescent lights and omnipresent computer screens. Wear at least SPF 30 daily, regardless of the season. Look for a sunscreen that protects against UVA and UVB rays. For added protection, dust powder that contains SPF, such as the Illuminants Brilliant Finish 25 Powder Foundation over sunscreen. This brightening, protective powder-foundation works as an SPF 25 physical barrier while masking hyperpigmentations and other imperfections.


Beauty Lesson: Sunscreen, never leave home without it.

Brush cleaning. Fact: It’s easier to prevent blemishes than to treat them, and if you’re not cleaning your brushes regularly, treatments won’t completely prevent flare-ups. Keep skin clear by washing brushes often. Go one step further in the quest for a clear complexion, by choosing brushes with anti-microbial properties. Look for synthetic bristles as they accumulate less bacteria than natural, animal-hair bristles. Try the VMV Hypoallergenics Skintelligent Beauty Brushes ($15-$32). Available in 8 styles, these luxe bamboo-handled brushes feature soft, synthetic bristles for gentle, yet professional application. Beauty Lesson: Dirty makeup brushes and applicators can spread bacteria (leading to infection, acne and irritation), therefore mitigating the steps you are taking to keep skin glowing. Wash brushes often!


Cleanse according to skin type. There’s no doubt that cleansing is a key element in any skin care routine but for best results, opt for cleanser specific to your skin type. VMV has a full line of specialized cleansers – ranging from acne-prone to anti-aging. However, all skin types should always opt for pH-neutral cream cleansers and avoid over cleansing; twice a day is really all you need.


Beauty Lesson: Cleansing is the first step of a skin care regimen. Make the most of it by using skin-concern-specific creamy cleansers.