Clorox Control Products

As I mentioned on the blog earlier this week, I have always loved wearing white! In fact, I JUST ordered four of my favorite white t-shirts last week. You would think with an almost five year old who loves playing outside all day every day (and loves making mud pies even more), that white would be my least favorite color to wear. But old habits die hard. So as you can imagine, bleach has always been a friend of mine. Although…is it just me or do you also inevitably end up splashing on your clothes/shoes? Well, my friends, if you’re anything like me…you are going to love this news. Clorox® just came out with a new line of control products that provides the power of bleach that we’ve grown to know and love but without the spilling and splashing!

Clorox Control Products

With new Clorox® Control Bleach CrystalsTM and Clorox® Control Bleach PacksTM, you can bleach with confidence without the worry of possible spills and splashes. To demonstrate the power of Clorox® Control products, Clorox® invited me to participate in their #BleachInYourBest challenge! As soon as I opened up these packages, I knew I was safe to throw on my favorite LBD (little black dress) and give these products a try. But first, a little more about each product:

Clorox® Control Bleach CrystalsTM are Clorox® bleach in a solid crystalized form and are water activated. So you simply add them to your whites (or add them to the proper amount of water to clean hard surfaces) in the laundry machine and tah dah…no splashing or spills! Please note though that these should be added directly into the washing machine drum, not your detergent trays. For the best results, Clorox® recommends adding them about 5 minutes into the wash cycle.

Clorox® Control Bleach PacksTM are convenient, pre-measured, water-activated pouches that dissolve completely in water. The single-use pouches require no measuring or pouring which means no more splashing or spilling! I have to admit that these are my faves…they are just too easy to use. Simply throw one pack in the washing machine (or add to the proper amount of water to clean toilets, sinks, tubs and other hard surfaces) and you are done!

Clorox Control Bleach Packs

Seriously…it does not get any easier than this. No more changing into your grubby clothes just to throw a load of laundry in the wash! And even better…no more worrying about accidentally spilling bleach on your favorite clothes!

Visit for inspiration on how you can #BleachInYourBest using Clorox® Control products.

And now for the giveaway! Clorox® is generously giving ONE Stylish Housewife reader a $150 AMEX gift card AND a Clorox® control product gift package! Enter to win using the Rafflecopter app below. You must be a US resident and 18 years old to win. No purchase necessary. Winner will be chosen at random and announced on the blog. Thanks for reading and good luck!

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Disclaimer: Thank you to Clorox® for kindly sponsoring this post. All opinions are my own.

T-Shirt Dress

Anthropologie Clutch

Asymetric Dress

Colorblocked Fedora

Yesterday was so hot & muggy that my makeup was melting off my face as I snapped these pics. I know we need rain and all but tropical rain sprinkling while it’s 85+ degrees out is not my idea of a good time! My hair is an absolute disaster in humidity. Every grey hair on my head stands on end and the rest just frizzes out like crazy. Thank goodness for hats is all I’m sayin’!!!

P.S. In case you missed it, I am giving away a $100 Kohl’s gift card! Enter to win here.

Oh, and it’s Linkup Wednesday! Be sure and share your fashion related post below! All I ask is that you link back to The Stylish Housewife on the post you link up. I can’t wait to see what you’re wearing!

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Distressed Levi's 535 Skinny Jeans

When I was in my teens, I was OBSESSED with Levi’s. Back then we used to hunt for the most distressed pair we could find either at resale/thrift stores or digging through our parents closets. The best pairs were the ones that would naturally hang low on your waist (since low rise jeans weren’t a thing yet) but weren’t so baggy that they looked like they came from your dad’s closet. My style has evolved a bit but I still love me a great pair of distressed Levi’s. Last week we stopped by Kohl’s for a little back to school shopping spree and as per usual…somehow I ended up finding a little something for me too. OK, I snagged three new pairs of Levi’s for me. But I also found THE CUTEST little denim knit joggers for Eep. He was SO excited for his new “cool jeans”. You’ve got to love a brand that stands the test of time from generation to generation! Check out how we styled our new Levi’s jeans below and be sure to enter the $100 Kohl’s gift card giveaway at the end of the post!

Kohl's Levi's Knit Joggers Boys

Levi's Distressed Skinnies

Levi's Knit Jogger for Boys

Steve Madden Fringe Heels

Jeans really are the perfect choice for our active lifestyle. They are sturdy enough to chase around an active *almost* five year old without worrying about ruining them yet can just as easily be dressed up for a night out on the town with my husband. I instantly fell in love with the fit of these Levi’s 535 Super Skinny Jeans. Kohl’s had a HUGE selection of Levi’s but I got lucky and tried these on first and knew they would be coming home with me.

Outfit Details: Eep is wearing the Levi’s Knit Joggers, Raptor Tee and Stride Rite Spiderman Slip-ons. I am wearing a fringe tee, Levi’s 535 Super Skinny Jean Leggings (in Rusty Sunlight), Fringe Heels c/o Justfab, Target Fedora, Michael Kors Runway Watch and Necklaces c/o Teressa Lane Jewelry.

Levi's 535 Leggings

Levi's 535 Ultra Low Rise Jeans

Tuxedo Blazer

I loved the distressed Levi’s 535 Super Skinny Jeans so much that I also got them in black. I learned my lesson a few years ago that if you like the way something fits then by all means, make sure you buy a second pair or at least a pair in another color!

Outfit Details: I’m wearing H&M Tuxedo Blazer , Jcrew Vintage Tee, Levi’s 535 Super Skinny Jean Leggings (in Morning Shore), Heels c/o Justfab, Madewell Bracelet & Bag c/o Wink & Winn.

Kohl's Levi's 524 Skinny Jeans


Levi's 524 Jeans

Levi's 524 Skinny Jeans

The Levi’s 524 Skinny Jeans felt like more of a relaxed skinny and had a little more room in the leg than the 535’s so I decided to cuff them and wear them as more of a “skinny boyfriend jean”. Boyfriend jeans usually don’t do my behind any favors so going up a size in this skinny cut/style is much more flattering on. I also can’t help but think these would be perfect for a little DIY pair of denim cut-offs.

Outfit Details: I’m wearing Levi’s 524 Skinny Jeans (in Fade into Blue), Jcrew Vintage Tee, Thrifted Belt, Bucket Bag c/o Justfab, Michael Kors Runway Watch, Steve Edelman Flats.

P.S. A little side note for sizing…I usually wear a size 27 in jeans but ended up buying all of my jeans in the junior section so I went up a size (7m/28).

AND NOW FOR THE GIVEAWAY! One Stylish Housewife reader will win a $100 Kohl’s gift card to purchase their favorite style(s) of Levi’s! Enter as many ways as you wish using the Rafflecopter app below. Contest ends on Sept 1st and winner will be announced here on the blog. You must be a US resident and 18 years old to win. Thank you for reading and good luck!

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Disclaimer: Thank you to Kohl’s for kindly sponsoring this post. All opinions are my own.

August Birchbox Review

I stopped doing Birchbox reviews after I cut back my blogging schedule to just three days a week. But surprisingly people searching for Birchbox reviews is still my number one driver of traffic. Probably because I’ve been a subscriber basically since they started. This month we had the option to order the limited edition “Candidly Nicole” box (curated by none other than Nicole Richie) but unfortunately when I logged in to request it, it was not an option anywhere so I ended up with the regular end of Summer box. I was annoyed at first but actually ended up liking my box so I thought I would share with you. Here’s what I got:

IPKN Flash Cream Radiant Primer: Great foundation requires, well, a great foundation. This creamy SPF 15 primer creates a smooth, radiant canvas for makeup, refining pores and enhancing skin tone. And thanks to the blend of nourishing fruit extracts and shimmer pearl powder, your skin will glow whether you’re wearing this under foundation or under nothing at all. My thoughts: At first I thought this would be WAY too shimmery, but when rubbed in completely it leaves you with a light glow. Perfect for these last few weeks of Summer.

R+Co DEATH VALLEY Dry Shampoo: This dry shampoo will do more than clean up your hair. It will have your ’do taking after the famous landscape from which it draws its name: big, beautiful, and a little wild. A few spritzes of this spray zap excess oil, give hair serious volume and body, and add some too-great-to-be-tamed texture. My thoughts: I’ve tried so many dry shampoos and most either have a scent I can’t stand or don’t absorb enough oil. I brought this with us camping this week and it SAVED me! Beachy waves and no greasy roots = a happy camper!

Shiseido Ultimune Power Infusing Concentrate: We’ve heard “The best defense is a good offense” in many a sport reference, but we think it’s just as appropriate for skincare. Shiseido has taken charge with this concentrate, which enhances skin’s defensive power against signs of aging from both external and internal factors (think: dryness, air pollution, UV rays, and stress). It works hard to help strengthen so skin can fight age-accelerating damage—for a supple, more glowing complexion. My thoughts: I haven’t tried this yet but I am always grateful when I receive an anti-aging product and not another perfume!

LAQA & Co. Charm School Lip Crayon: With their substantial charms (read: easy application and gorgeous color), these multitasking crayons from LAQA & Co. have certainly won us over. Each creamy formula works as both cheek and lip color, and the sleek gold crayon makes it ultraeasy to dab on. This set includes crayons in three flattering hues: Cray-Cray (coral peach), Mixtape (ruby rouge), and Humble Brag (blush pink). My thoughts: This is light enough to look/feel like a gloss without the stickiness. And that is the only kind of gloss I can tolerate. No hair stuck in lipgloss for this girl!

Oribe Shampoo, Conditioner & Masque: Oribe, hair stylist to the fabulous, knows that you have to give color-treated hair special attention. He’s designed a ultragentle products that effectively cleanse/moisturize without stripping away any of that gorgeous color — while also delivering repairing ingredients that help tresses stay healthy. Fruit-based bioflavanoids help to keep color bright and true, while moisture-storing baobab tree extract helps to rehydrate tresses. A potent combination of edelweiss flower, kaempferia galanga root, and watermelon extracts protects hair from discoloration, fading, and drying. My thoughts: I was introduced to Oribe products years ago by a roommate I had when I lived in NYC. I remember her telling me I had to try it but I never did. So I am so excited that I was sent the correct formula for my hair type. I will update this post after I give it a try.

Birchbox is a monthly beauty product subscription box that allows you to try new products (mostly travel size samples but occasionally you get full-size products) for only $10/month. To learn more and/or subscribe, click here.

Striped High Waisted Shorts

JCrew Panama Hat

Justfab Bucket Bag

Justfab Drapey Tee

I rarely get out to take my pics during the golden hour anymore. By the time 6pm rolls around, I am usually in no shape to take pics…lol. Especially during the Summer months when we’ve been playing outside all day!!!

Outfit Details:
Drapey Tee c/o Justfab
Zara Striped High Waist Shorts (sold out)
Sandals c/o Justfab
Jcrew Panama Hat
Bucket Bag c/o Justfab
Z Gallerie Bracelet
Nameplate Necklace c/o Teressa Lane Jewelry

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