AE Short Sleeve Intarsia Sweater $39.95
Tuesday, February 4, 2014
AE Short Sleeve Intarsia Sweater $39.95
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Monday, January 13, 2014
I was recently asked to do a review for bornprettystore.com watches and jumped at the chance! I love watches and was taken aback by all the choices the website had to offer. I ended up chosing a black silicone one with a rose gold and rhinestone dial. It's made by Geneva, a trusted and durable watch brand. I have been obsessing over rose gold for the past year now and I've been wanting a black watch so it was the perfect choice for me.
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Wednesday, January 1, 2014
I've done quite a bit of self-reflection over the past year and while I've always been introspective, more recently I've been making a conscious effort to really process my thoughts, rather than just "think" them. I'll turn 30 (eek!) in 2014 and can finally say that I'm at place in my life where I acknowledge that I am solely responsible for where my life has taken me and also the only one responsible for taking it where I want it to go next. After all,
“Nobody’s going to save you. No one’s going to cut you down, cut the thorns thick around you. No one’s going to storm the castle walls nor kiss awake your birth, climb down your hair, nor mount you onto the white steed. There is no one who will feed the yearning. Face it. You will have to do, do it yourself.”― Gloria E. Anzaldúa
- Cook more (a.k.a. learn to cook).
- Read more (books, not just Us Weeklys).
- Take better care of my skin (exfoliate & moisturize, ladies!).
- Travel! Though I've been to all of them before, I plan to visit NYC, Key West & Disney World in 2014.
Tuesday, November 19, 2013
Since moving to Tennessee from Florida last year, I'm finding it much harder to keep my natural tan. One thing I've noticed about my new southern surroundings however, is that a tanning bed is only a stone's throw away. I kid you not, there are tanning beds in video rental stores, gas stations and diners around here. Being tan is a big deal for women in my new state. Even more so than in Florida where laying out at the beach was a weekly ritual for my friends and I.
While tanning packages are fairly reasonable, I prefer to skip the UV bulbs and opt for a gradual fake tan from a bottle instead. I loved L'Oreal Sublime Bronze Luminous Bronzer but have recently found a product I love even more - Banana Boat Sunless Tan Lotion. Unlike the L'Oreal Bronzer, this one has no shimmer that can rub off on your sheets, clothes, etc. and it's steak-free, self-adjusting formula is almost as amazing as it's $6 price tag.
I'm a Medium/Olive skin tone naturally but find I look much healthier and can wear less makeup when I've got a nice dark tan going. It also makes my teeth look whiter!
Speaking of white teeth, my other favorite fake-it product is Crest Whitestrips. Currently, I'm using the 3D White 2-Hour Express but want to try the Intensive Professional Effects next.
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What are your favorite "fake-its"?
Thursday, July 4, 2013
Why am I not wearing these with a Bud Light in my hand on a pontoon boat somewhere? Why?!
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Saturday, May 4, 2013
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Friday, April 26, 2013
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
This year's wish list is kind of all over the place.
I've asked my husband for perfume & a diamond candle -- but I have specific requests. I've become a bit obsessed with Diamond Candles for the past few months and love the surprise of finding a ring inside every time (even though I know it's in there, I still act surprised). I have a few different scents already but I really want the "Carnival Candy" one next. I love the smell of cotton candy & I think it will compliment my fragrance choice nicely...
I've been teetering between both of the Taylor Swift Wonderstruck perfumes for a while now but after smelling the Nicki Minaj Pink Friday on a whim at ULTA one day, it's moved to the top of my list. It reminds me of what a stripper would smell like before she "took the stage" - fruity lip gloss, flowery deodorant and lots of vanilla body spray. Mmmmm.... slutty! (But in a good way.)
As for the other items on my list, they're more of a Lust than a Wish. I am dire need of a larger vehicle (my VW Beetle is just not family-friendly) and I think a Jeep Compass would be a fabulous replacement. The Nike Free leopard print sneakers are an urban legend. I've drooled over pictures of them online but only seen them for sale on eBay. If they do in fact exist, I would literally squeal like a schoolgirl if I got a pair.
The french toast with fresh strawberries just sounds delicious, so I figured hey, while I'm wishin', might as well add some good ol' breakfast in bed to the list!
What do you fabulous mamas want for Mother's Day this year??
Sunday, October 28, 2012
It's been quite a while since I've blogged so I thought I'd make a few styleboards for you ladies who may be in need of some costume ideas this Halloween.
I recently started working as a medical secretary at a prison (it's much less scary than it sounds, I promise!) and while we're allowed to dress fairly casual most days, full-on costumes are not allowed. Being the festive, holiday loving girl I am however, I will be sneaking in some elements of costume while still staying within the confines of our dress code.
Here's what I came up with:
What will you be going as this year??
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Saturday, June 30, 2012
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