Saturday, November 28, 2015

Small Business Saturday

Today is Small Business Saturday. As a small business owner, I think this is a good holiday. It's a nice way to explore your neighborhood and see what's out there. Maybe you can try the small new restaurant instead of the big chain. I was in charge of pie for Thanksgiving so I made one and picked up one from my local bakery. Since I don't know what's in your neighborhood, I thought I'd do an Etsy roundup of a few different types of gifts.
DIY- If you are crafty, you could buy the kit and give the finished product to someone. Or if someone you know is interested in learning a craft, give them the kit. They both come with detailed instructions. I think this elephant plush is adorable and I love the colors on this embroidery kit.
Foodie- These are both sample packs that let you try a little bit of everything. In the tea sampler you get to pick 8 flavors. I think German Gingerbread and Bourbon Street Vanilla sound great. If you are a BBQ fanatic then Rubs of the States is for you. The Memphis sounds fantastic.
Jewelry- Jewelry always makes a great gift. This charm necklace is great for a young girl. They also have more adult charms like for moms and grandmoms. I got my friend a necklace to wear in her maternity photos from this shop. This necklace is a unique piece. I like how the stone appears to float and the distressed chain.
Nerdy-  This AT-AT lamp is only 7 inches tall so it's perfect for a desk. It can change colors. I really like this dragon eggs necklace. The colors can be changed.
Whimsy- I know I did 2 jewelry categories but Etsy has really great jewelry. I've bought from both of these shops. The waffle necklace from Tiny Hands was on Parks and Recreation and it smells like waffles. I got my mom the mint chocolate chip ice cream necklace. These penguin earrings are so cute for the holidays. They are handmade glass beads and she has jewelry for all year too. I got my mom some holiday earrings from this shop.

How do you do small business Saturday?

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Pre Black Friday

I won't be able to go out on Black Friday but I might get a thing or two online. I thought I'd look around for some stuff to make a list.
I love cowl necks. I don't have a cowl neck sweater and this teal one from Loft looks cozy.

How fun is this feather skirt. It would be perfect for new years. If feathers aren't your thing, this fringe skirt is cute and budget friendly.
I love the back of this top. It's dramatic but it can be worn with a lot of things. I like the slight bell of the sleeves too. It's 70s without being too much.
This metallic skirt from Loft, has a nice shape. The fabric looks like it can go from casual to dressy very easily.
This dress is very good for spring. I love the color and the overlay.
Are you doing anything for Black Friday?

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Gold

I went kind of neutral. Sequins are neutral right? I went to a ladies coffee networking group. I won a door prize.




Skirt- New York and Company (similar), Sweater- Thrift (similar), Shoes- Aerosoles (exact), Necklace- Loft (similar), Bracelet- Charming Charlie (exact), Purse- Kate Spade (similar)
 Linking to Confident Twosday, Myriad Musings, Elegantly Dressed and StylishGaray Treasures, Walking in Memphis in high heels, Two Peas in a Blog, Trendy Wednesday, Color and Grace, The Pleated Poppy

Friday, November 13, 2015

Sephora VIB Sale

I know I talked about makeup a month or two ago but the big VIB Sephora sale starts today so everything in this post is from Sephora. It starts today and goes until the 16th. Use the code VIB20.
The perfume value sets are a great deal. You can try out a bunch of fragrances and you get a voucher for a full size of your favorite. This liquid luxuries set includes two of my favorite day scents Candy and Daisy
I love gift sets. They are a good way to test out new products you might not be sure about. I like this palette because it has neutrals and brights. I haven't used this one but it looks like it has great colors.
I'm not a big blush girl but I love Orgasm from Nars. It's a great color. I use Super Orgasm it has a bit of glitter in it but it's not too much. I also like the orgasm lipgloss
I love this palette. It is one of my go-tos. It goes from day to night. It also has instructions and I like that since I still feel a little new to makeup. It normally use the purple side or the gold side. It also includes primer. The Two Faced Better Than Sex Mascara is pretty good too. 
I really like the sephora lipstain. It goes on like a gloss and then dries to a matte. I like it because it isn't super drying to my lips and the color stays put.
Are you getting anything from the sale?

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Kohl's Dressing Room

I have some holes in my wardrobe so I went to Kohl's. I wanted to find a pair of black pants and skinny jeans since all of mine have become work pants now.
I tried on this scuba knit skirt. I liked the fit and the color is a really interesting metallic purple-brown. Unfortunately it was just way too long. I know I'd never hem it. If you are a taller girl, I think it would work really well.
I've been wanting a new red plaid shirt mine is getting a bit tight. I liked the color on this shirt but it felt too tight in the arms and too loose in the body.
I really wanted to like this skirt more. I like the flirty length and the print. I don't like the fabric. I wish it were sturdier, like a scuba knit, so the flare would have a bit more volume.
I tried on these super skinny pants and I really like them. They are really stretchy. I got them in black too. I didn't want knit black pants because I wanted to dress them up but I usually stick to dresses or skirts for my networking and community functions. I got the top too. I love the collar.
I like Star Wars and this shirt has a bit of glitter woven into it. So it was a total score. It's only plus size online but my store had plenty nonplus size in stock.
I think tulle skirts are cute. I wish this one had a little more oomph. I want something between this one and this dramatic floor length one. A little volume in a light color.
I got the skinny pants in black and grey, the Star Wars shirt and the flower shirt.

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Wrap Dress

I wore this to a business group meeting. It was fun. My friend attended this meeting and we had some barbecue.



Dress- Kohl's (exact), Necklace- Amazon (similar), Tights- Target (similar), Shoes-Thrift (similar) Linking to Confident Twosday, Myriad Musings, Elegantly Dressed and StylishGaray Treasures, Walking in Memphis in high heels, Two Peas in a Blog, Trendy Wednesday, Color and Grace, The Pleated Poppy

Saturday, November 7, 2015

Scream Queens Chanel Style

Scream Queens is one of my new favorite shows. I love the fashion. The Chanels are my favorite. They are all about pastels, tulle,faux fur, feathers and rhinestones. Chanel #3 has the best style in my opinion. She is a little more quirky than the other Chanels.
This playsuit is perfectly pastel. I could see this on Hester.
Any Chanel could wear this tulle skirt. Pair it with a KKT tee and a faux fur jacket and you've got Chanel style.
I think this dress would be great for #5. She tends to be a bit more conservative than the other Chanels.
Chanel #3 can't leave the house without her faux fur earmuffs.
This pink faux fur coat would look great on #1.

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Full Skirt

I wore this last week. I'm not sure why the skirt is so bright.



Skirt- New York and Company (similar), Shirt- Loft (similar), Bracelet- Charming Charlie (exact), Ring- Forever 21 (similar), Shoes-Charming Charlie (similar)
Linking to Confident Twosday, Myriad Musings, Elegantly Dressed and StylishGaray Treasures, Walking in Memphis in high heels, Two Peas in a Blog, Trendy Wednesday, Color and Grace, The Pleated Poppy