Barefoot Blonde Amber Fillerup

Barefoot Blonde Amber Fillerup
Barefoot Blonde Amber Fillerup
Barefoot Blonde Amber Fillerup
Barefoot Blonde Amber Fillerup
Barefoot Blonde Amber Fillerup
Barefoot Blonde Amber Fillerup
Barefoot Blonde Amber Fillerup
Barefoot Blonde Amber Fillerup
Barefoot Blonde Amber Fillerup

DRESS: Rebecca Taylor / LIPSTICK: Fresh ‘berry’

Sometimes the universe blesses you with a good top knot and when that happens I leave it in for at least a solid 3 days. That was the case with this top knot. And this was the 2nd day! The messier they get the more I like them. And I love a really messy bun with a feminine dress. I love this dress because the top is structured and really flattering – I don’t know quite how to explain it but when you put it on it all just feels nice and in place ha! And for a random 12 things…

  1. Currently writing this in these pajamas and they are oh so soft and so cute. Also I am watching women tell all episode and loving the Russian girl and wish I also had a Raquel.
  2. The new season of Homeland is getting sooo good and I am dying for David to get home so we can watch!
  3. Rosie started saying “shhh” with her finger over her mouth and its so cute.
  4. doTerra sent me some of their oils and their diffuser and I am OBSESSED with the diffuser! I always have it going and love citrus bliss!!!
  5. I LOVE that Rachel is the new bachelorette – she is so dang cute.
  6. We are wanting to get a boat and have been searching craigslist for a Hobie Cat.
  7. Craving a camping trip. I want to just book a trip and go camp for a week.
  8. I always give myself a little challenge to do at the end of each work out — for example last week it was 100 high knees. So even if I am DEAD after my work out I have to do my mini challenge. This week I am doing a 3 minute plank and it is so hard but feels so good. I love having sore abs 🙂
  9. I am so excited for our trip to Japan coming up.
  10. A few weeks ago at Sephora I got this brow gel (to be honest, mainly because the packaging was so cute!) and when my brow dye faded I needed to fill them. I didn’t love it the first week but ran out of my other brow shadow and had to use it because I had nothing else and now I love it!!!
  11. In college I used Latisse and absolutely loved it. I stopped using it because I was pregnant and nursing for so long but am back on it and goshhhh I love it so much.
  12. SO excited for Beauty and the Beast!!! I know everyone is though — its going to be sooo good. Emma Watson is so amazing.

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  1. Oh my gosh this is so lame, but like, how do you get such a cute top knot?!? I’ve got (and LOVE) my Barefoot Blonde Hair but I just have no skills when it comes to making these big, messy, fun styles. You should do a video! So cute xo

  2. Amber, please do a post on strapless and/or backless bra recommendations! It’s so hard to find bras to wear with dresses like the one in this post, and since you blog all these cool clothes you must have found some that work for you.

  3. Speaking of top knots, I totally do the exact same thing! Somehow they look better and better after you keep them in or maybe that’s my excuse to keep from brushing my hair ;P

  4. Amber! Hey!
    Can you please do a post about having your eyebrows professionally filled in? Was it microblading?! I’m dying to know whatever your experience was.

    Looking forward to it!

  5. Okay I just have to know, how do you leave your hair in a bun for days? Like if I found the perfect top knot I would totally do the same thing, but my head starts to ache a few hours into the day just because of the sheer weight of my hair because of how long it is! Even if I try to make it a loose knot, it still starts to give me a headache! I know you’ve got longer hair too – do you have any tips??

    Also, totally off topic, I always think I want to go camping, but then I think about the lack of running water, not being able to shower for a week, having to pee in a bush (ew! lol) and by then I’m just completely turned off to the idea! Is this how you guys camp, and if so how do you do it?? (That’s not rhetorical I really mean it and want to be able to know how I can get over stuff like that!!)

    Love your blog!

  6. I live in Japan with my two babies and you will LOVE it here!!!! I would highly recommend Enoshima, Hakone & Kamakura if you are exploring more than Tokyo. I’d be happy to show y’all around!

    I write about parenting in Japan for Tokyo Savvy and we keep a blog of our family adventures here:

    Have fun!!!

  7. I love your dresssss! Hope to meet you and your family soon! Been you follower almost a year 🙂
    Please visit also here in Philippines! We have 7,107 islands! 🙂 xx

  8. YES rachel is SOOOOOOO CUTE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Japan is SO FUN! We stayed at the Mandarin Oriental tokyo as well as the Four Seasons Tokyo and the ritz carlton kyoto when we were in kyoto!! All hotels were super family friendly, but I LOVED the Mandarin so much even though I am a Four Seasons girl, the mandarin was so family friendly!!

  9. Oh you’ll love Japan! It’s such a clean & friendly country, some areas very child friendly too. Also the food is amazing! Haha but I’m sure you’ve been told all of this before & done your research.

  10. Hi Amber! You are so cute!! This post was so fun to read, I love how honest you are! So endearing <3 I too am so excited for beauty and the beast. Much love!

    xo, jess

  11. Hey Amber! Love you and your blog! You mentioned you wish you had a ‘Raquel’. Don’t you have a full time nanny for your children?

    1. Aw thanks!! We have a part time nanny but I was joking about Raquel 😉 I just want her to come make me those noodles haha!

  12. I love these 12 things posts! Also I notice a huge difference in your arms, they look amazing!! Is this from BBG? If so, I’m doing it!!!! 🙂


  13. Absolutely love this look! Citrus bliss is the best, when I was preggo I chose one oil to purchase because I hadn’t tried before because they are a bit pricey, and I chose citrus bliss it makes me feel happy! Sometimes I even use it as a fragrance and rub it on my wrists. Do you have your extensions in with this topknot? I completely know what you mean about topknots. For some reason it is so hard for me to perfect and when I do it wont stay in.

  14. This dress is simply stunning! So beautiful. And I agree, when I get a top knot juuuuust right, it’s like magic. I’m also so excited for Rachel as Bachelorette and WAY excited for Beauty and the Beast!!! ♡
    xx Taylor | | @taylorwinkelmeyer

  15. That dress is gorgeous on you! And I agree, messy buns and feminine dresses pair so well together.

    Love these 12 things! They are so fun.


  16. I have been following your blog for years and I am so thrilled with how it’s all turning out, not just the blog, but your life. It is so amazing. I think, how does she do it? And I think a lot has to do with remaining true to yourself.. you are a gem among bloggers! I love y’alls coparenting and coworking lifestyle and your kids are blessed beyond belief to have y’all!! Keep up the good work and keep following your dreams!

  17. This post is adorable! You’re so beautiful! Also you have to try the 5 min abs from Xhit on youtube after your workout…oh my gosh I was sore for days! And it’s only 5 minutes it shouldn’t be that bad right?? Wrong! I made my dad do it with me over Christmas break and now he does it all the time lol! butt I was also wondering where you got your shorts and shirt from when you were banana picking? That orange color is amazing!

  18. Yes, you definitely succeeded in the messy bun. Taking notes cause I’m always trying to do one but it always sucks. I can’t even imagine how cute Rosie is when she says “shh!”

    And that top! I die.

  19. I’ve never tried Latisse but I use Neulash. No Rx needed and I love it. Used it on and off for about 5 years. Long lashes!!!

  20. I love your hair and these facts are so cute!!! You’re the coolest Amber.
    insta: @rubydraayer 🍊🍊

  21. These are really gorgeous pictures of you!! And great color for you… “a smile is the prettiest thing you can wear”

  22. This dress looks absolutely stunning on you! Love the top knot too (and the quote you opened yup the post with haha). I seriously liven topknots, but when I finally take it out to wash my hair it’s a tangled mess! Love your little update lists 🙂

    Lauren Lindmark

  23. Long planks are killer! I usually “cheat” and set my laptop up on the floor with a Youtube video or Netflix to distract from the fact that I’m tearing my abdomen apart! haha!

    xo, Sofia

  24. This is one of the prettiest I’ve ever seen you…love the makeup, hair and dress!!!!

  25. Amber,
    Have you ever seen any kind of discoloration with the Latisse? I have always wanted to try it but have been told that with such light eyes it could be an issue. And I’m also super excited about Beauty and the Beast… can’t wait!!! Beautiful as always, thanks for sharing.

  26. I love the idea of the mini challenge after a workout! I am going to have to start doing that. Who doesn’t love sore abs?! Also, I use to put the extra Latisse on my eyebrows after I did the lash line. I have such thin brows and it made such a difference! That stuff is gold.

    Xo, Lauren

  27. You should go camping on Catalina island so fun! although your in Hawaii I’m sure there is stunning places there too. Or even Yosemite in California. Those are some good get aways close to AZ you are your family will have to take.

  28. You need to come camp in South Africa! And oh my gosh homeland is getting intense this season!

  29. I wish I could have a top know like that! Every time I attempt a messy bun it just fails (my hair is soooo thick, it wont stay in place). If it does manage to look cute, I have a throbbing headache about an hour after putting my hair up…so I have let my cute top knot dreams go. haha. Love the feminine vibes in this dress. Its stunning!


  30. It is my favorite when you do these “12 things” post!! Not sure why, just love them. 😚 Love your dress!

  31. Doesn’t your head feel itchy when you don’t wash it? I hate the feeling of dirty hair so just wondering if that’s just me.

    I totally just went camping and will be posting soon.

    -Kirsten //