The Candid Millennial

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Hey babe, & welcome to The Candid Millennial! My name is Mary and I am passionate about inspiring the modern woman in finding beauty in the booty and simply loving herself! Aside from sharing outfits that flatter your gorgeous shape, I share my experiences in career, travel, fitness, beauty, & more!

Fashion philosophy.

I’ve struggled with finding clothes that flatter my figure for my ENTIRE life! Sometimes my “usual” size is too small, and other times it’s too big.

What’s even more challenging, is finding a dress that fits me all the way around (without being too short in the back and too long in the front).  After learning I wasn’t the only woman who faces this challenge, I wanted to do something about it!

My goal with TCM is to take the guesswork out of shopping for clothes and eliminate disappointment after trying on clothes at stores for HOURS and leaving with nothing.

I genuinely want to help YOU – the woman who also struggles with finding cute outfits that flatter your beautiful body. 

Every outfit I post about on Instagram or on this blog is built to flatter the hourglass figure or pear-shaped woman. 

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TCM Beauty Gift Guide

Christmas is just around the corner, and finding those last minute gifts for that one coworker you always can rely on or the friend who always gifts the  latest “thing” can be daunting.

Gifting a great lip gloss or beautiful highlighter is something that feels thoughtful and exciting. Who doesn’t want to get their hands on another awesome beauty product?! 

I’ve gone through a lottt of trial and error with beauty products over the past five years. And when I say a lot – I mean I have several old makeup bags full of half used or unused products in my bathroom.  

Today I’m sharing my all time favorite beauty products for those of you who are still looking for those last minute gifts!

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Best Make Up to Gift in 2018:

  1. Best Highlighter ever – light up the room  //  buy here.
  2. Best Bronzer – the perfect shade of brown // buy here.
  3. Best Lipstick – perfect for everyday wear // buy here.
  4. Best Lip Gloss – shiny, thick and glossy // buy here.
  5. Best Mascara – lifts, lengthens, volumizes + curls // buy here.
  6. Best Eye Palette – gorgeous cherry hues // buy here.
  7. Best Lip Liner – amazing natural lines // buy here.

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Best Hair Products to Gift in 2018:

  1. Best Blow Dryer – drys hair soft & fast // buy here.
  2. Best Travel Kit – incredible hair cleansing // buy here.
  3. Best Detangler + Hair Prep – always use before blow dry // buy here.
  4. Best Styling Gel – lock in style created during blow dry // buy here.
  5. Best Round Brush – easy to hold, create gorgeous curls // buy here.
  6. Best Curlers – essential for any voluminous blow out // buy here.
  7. Best Heat Protectant – always use before using iron // buy here

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Best Beauty Products to Gift in 2018:

  1. Best Self Tanner – the most natural, bronze glow // buy here.
  2. Best Probiotic – fresh skin, healthy gut, overall health // buy here.
  3. Best Facial Cleanser – clean, health, without over-drying // buy here
  4. Best Body Lotion – soft, relaxing and smell like the spa // buy here
  5. Best Face Collection – hydrating, refreshing, clean // buy here
  6. Best Face Oil – wear overnight for brand new skin // buy here
  7. Best Exfoliant – use before your next spray tan // buy here

I use each one of these products on a regular if not daily basis which hopefully is a testament that they are totally worth the investment and would each make an incredible gift!

Wishing you the best of luck shopping for those loved ones in your life. 


My 7 Favorite Christmas Party + Season Looks

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Hi babes! December is here and that means there are tons of parties, celebrations, and gatherings popping up on the calendar!

Not sure what outfit to wear or where to start? I’m here for ya boo! You know I love to plan ahead – and that’s exactly what I’m going to help you do!

I’m super excited to share with ya’ll my favorite pieces this season – from sweaters, jeans, the BEST holiday dress, boots and skirts. There are SO many fun items to share in this post!

Today I wanted to share 7 Christmas or Holiday party looks you can wear – ranging from casual to super dressed up! Each outfit I put together is meant to flatter that beautiful hourglass frame. I will explain in each option how we can accomplish this with each look.

Look #1: Leather Pants + Holiday Sweater + Booties

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Best Date Night Restaurants in Dallas

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With so many incredible food options in Dallas, it can be hard to narrow down where to dine on a Friday night! I prefer a restaurant with good energy, good food, and great service.

After working a long week, I cherish the moments I get to sit down and be humbly served a delicious, thoughtfully prepared meal. I typically cook meals Sunday-Thursday evening for my little family. But the weekends are my time to unwind, reward myself and enjoy my loved ones!

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