Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Happiness outfits and link up.

Today I'm joining Garay Treasures and Roxanne from Glass of Glam for a linkup. We are also talking about things that make us happy. This is a happy outfit for me. I love getting to put on a fancy dress and sparkly shoes make things even better. Seeing my friends and enjoying my hobbies makes me happy. Light hearted tv like Gilmore Girls and Martha and Snoops Potluck dinner party also make me happy. 

Dress- JcPenney (same style, sleeveless), Bracelet- Ann Taylor (similar), Lipstick- UD Firebird, Shoes- Irregular Choice (similar)
Today join your link up hosts Rachel, Jessica and Roxanne as we explain what makes us feel happy.

"Going out with my friends and doing my hobbies makes me happy." -Jessica of Tresfly. You can follow Jessica by Pinterest, FacebookInstagram.
"When I take some time to do my hair, put on some make up, and wear a fab outfit then I feel much more confident and put together." Roxanne of Glass of Glam can be followed by Pinterest, Facebook, Instagram and Bloglovin.
  "Things in my daily life that make me feel happy are my heavenly father, family, girls nights, coffee and coffee shop atmospheres, hot baths, straightening my hair, jewelry, leggings and layering my LipSense different ways." -Rachel of Garaytreasures. You can follow Rachel by Pinterest, Instagram and Facebook. Now for the link up and Featured 5 from last week:
Tiffany shares an easy red and green mixed outfit perfect for the holidays. See post here, she looks lovely.

Kallie's Gold shimmer top and fur vest combination makes for a perfect Thanksgiving or holiday outing look. I love this combination and may try it myself one day. See post here.

Speaking of Happiness, Brooke and Erica speak of the things that make them happy within this post.
Ingrid shares some Kris Kringle Beauty gift ideas for the Holidays that are so creative I laughed at each punned gift. This post is definitely inspirational for anyone wanting to give beauty gifts this year.
  This post by Casey hit home on how we sometimes we feel towards situations that only God can help us through, check it out here for some encouragement in your walk with Christ or to learn more about God's ways.
Now it's your turn:
1). Please link up recent posts and include the link up button or post this URL link back on your blog. The posts can be about fashion, DIY projects, recipes, inspiration, tips, etc. *If you link up other link ups or giveaways please be sure you share this link up on your link up post to share the blog love and I will be sure to link up to yours. Also please follow me in the below social medias and let me know how you are following and I will follow back. Thank you!
 2). Please follow your host: Rachel of Garay Treasures either by Bloglovin, Instagram, Facebook or Twitter or all. Comment below and let me know how you are following so I can follow back.
 3). Stop by and check out the other bloggers who have linked up and be inspired.
 4). Have fun! Comment below if you have any questions! Thanks for linking up!
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Saturday, November 26, 2016

November Budget

This is my November budget. It's a lot higher than normal. I had a big black Friday list. I wanted a black dress, sweaters and skirts. I also grabbed some tees because I wear a lot to work. This is separated into two pictures. The first one is things I got online and stuff from the outlets. The second one is stuff from the mall.
1. Karen Scott Sweater- I needed a new black sweater. I got a hole in mine. $9.99 normally $39.50
2. NY Collection Cable Knit Sweater- I like how the cables aren't too bulky so this would still look nice with skirts. I love that shade of green. $19.99 normally $50
3. Karen Scott Sweater- I will get a lot of wear out of a pink sweater. $9.99 normally $39.50
4. New York and Company Outlet Lipstick Shirt- I like having button ups for different events. The lipstick print is really fun. $15 similar
5. Dog Sweater- I love sweaters with animals on them so I know I'll get a lot of wear out of this dog sweater. $14.44 similar
6. Embellished Cardigan- I wear a lot of cardigans so it'll be nice to have and embellished one for dressing up basic dresses. $14.44   similar
7. Gray Skirt- I've gained a little bit of weight so some of my skirts aren't fitting how they used to. This knit skirt is great for fall and it has a nice shape. $17.66 similar
9. Loft Lace Dress- I have an event next month I need a black dress for and I really like this one. The lace makes the dress a little more special and it'll look good for a lot of occasions. $49 normally $98
10. Loft Leather Skirt- This skirt is a basic with a twist and I like that. $29.75 normally $59.50

1. Star Wars Shirt- I like that this is reversible. It'll get a lot of wear at work. $15 normally $28.90
2. Game of Thrones Shirt- This will also get a lot of wear at work. $10 normally $20.50
3. Blush Tulle Skirt- I've been wanting a tulle skirt for a long time. I got a blush and black one. This is just a fun piece. $15 normally $26.99
4. Black Tulle Skirt- I think this will get a little more wear than the blush one. $15 normally $26.99
5. Green Velvet Dress- This might be my New Years Eve outfit or for a fancier date night. $20 normally $28.99
6. Pink Faux Fur Earmuffs- I got two pairs of these last year and wore them all the time. Since they had them in pink I knew I'd wear them too. $20
7. Heart Purse- This is just adorable. This is a really afforable whimsical bag. $25
8. Green Necklace Set- This is a great statement necklace. I love that shade of green. $13.20 normally $22 
9. Green Bracelet- This isn't avaible online but this is a similar one. $8.40 normally $14
10. Luke's Diner tee- This is another shirt for work. Not online but I like this Clueless one. $10

Grand Total $331.86

I spent a lot this month but I got a lot of things. I needed some tee shirts and it's one of those things I don't really think about when shopping.  I got the sweaters on my list and some skirts too.Most pieces are things that can be worn with a lot of other things. I also got some fun things.
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Friday, November 25, 2016

Black Friday Picks

I'm going Black Friday shopping. I normally browse around online first. On my list is a black dress since I have an event I need one for and a skirt or two. I've rounded up 6 picks for a black dress and some cute skirts.
First store up is Ann Taylor. I love the bow back on this dress. It has a very simple front. With Sale$79.50
I would get a lot of use out of the wrap dress. It can go with anything. With Sale$34.94
Next up is Loft. I think I like the shape of the skirt of this wrap dress better. With Sale $34.75
This lace dress is the front runner right now. I think I could wear it to work events and it would look great going out to dinner with some over the knee boots. With Sale $49
Nordstrom is next. I like this 3/4 sleeve dress. I really love the green that this comes in too. $71.03
I like the cutouts on this dress but I think it may be more appropriate for going out and I want something that can go to work and play. $56.63
1. Seamed skirt from Loft. I love the color on this one. With Sale $19.94
2. Leather skirt from Loft, I've been wanting a leather skirt. This would look great with sweaters. With sale $29.75
3. Pleated Skirt from Express. I love this color too. It also comes in a midi too. With sale $29.95

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

4 Ways to Spice Up Jeans and a Tee

When I'm working I usually wear jeans and a tee shirt. When I'm going out after work I like to able to take 2 or 3 items with me to change the look.
I've come up with 4 ways to change the look. I'm wearing Old Navy skinny jeans in curvy fit. I've been enjoying them.  I like to go cheaper with basic tees. The target ones are pretty good. I'm going to link to similar options in the widgets below.
Adding a cardigan, statement necklace and bright flats is a great for spring and early fall.

A leather jacket and a scarf is the easiest way to wear jeans and tee in the fall.

This is a little more fun look. I added a statement jacket and statement shoes.

This is a really casual look. A button up and sneakers is a great way to mix prints.

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Sunday, November 20, 2016

Zaful Giveaway

Today I have a giveaway to share with you. You'll receive $100 to Zaful.
Just comment with your favorite piece. You can also leave your email. Winners will be drawn on Nov 30.

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Sephora Play October Review

I've been enjoying my Play by Sephora subscription. This month's theme was the cool cut.
Smashbox Always on Matte Liquid Lipstick in Driver's Seat- This color is described as a warm pink but it looks a little more red on me. I've noticed that it looks like a different color on a lot of skin tones so I would swatch it first. I do love the formula. These photos were taken about 8 hours apart with no touch-ups and it still looks good. I like the applicator on this it made it easy to go to the edge of my lips. I'm glad they chose this color, it's not something I would have picked myself but I'm really loving it. Full Size $ 24

Estee Edit Flash Photo Gloss- I wasn't the biggest fan of this one. It is supposed to make your teeth look brighter. The gloss was a little too sticky for me. I think a blue based lipstick has the same effect. Full Size $20

Erborian Bamboo Creme Frappe Skin Reviving Gel- I enjoyed using this as a moisturizer. It absorbed really fast and my skin feels soft and smooth. I do feel like since it was so lightweight I had to use a lot. Full Size $43

Pharmacy Skin Dew- This is a weird product for me. I really enjoyed using it. It felt very refreshing but I'm not sure if it did anything to my skin. It also doesn't come out in a mist. I don't know if that's an issue only in the sample size. I did like the scent. Full Size $44

Christophe Robin Regenerating Mask- I've been using this once a week instead of conditioner. I feel like it has been making my hair feel really soft. I wish it made my hair look shinier too. It does have a strong powdery scent. Full Size $71

Yves Saint Laurent Mon Paris- I am loving this scent. It's a sophisticated floral. Full Size $70

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Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Fall Brights

I wore this to some morning networking. One great way to make bright colors to work in the fall is to pair it with more traditional fall colors like navy and emerald.

Sweater- Target (similar), Pants- JcPenney (exact), Shoes- Sam Edelman (same style, steal), Ring- Vintage (similar new,stealsimilar vintage)
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Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Out of Season

I received this dress from Dresslily recently. I know it's a little out of season but it was 80 degrees out when I wore this. I don't think I'll have too many days where this dress still works. I'm impressed with the quality of the fabric. I really like the print and shelf bust detail.

Dress- c/o Dresslily (exact), Shoes- Irregular Choice (similar), Bracelet- Target (similar), Necklace- Amazon (similar), Lipstick- NYX Perfect Red, Belt- New York and Company (similar)
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Saturday, November 5, 2016

Holiday Jewelry

I'm normally a let's get through Thanksgiving person before I start thinking of Christmas themed things but I was on the Charming Charlie website and saw cute holiday jewlery online and couldn't resist.
This bow bracelet would add a fun holiday touch to your arm parties. $10
How fun are these Christmas sunglasses. $9
I like this light necklace. I really like the shimmer on it. $13
I have a necklace very similar to this but with out the gold fuzzies. $15
These wreath earrings are great for holiday parties. $6

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Fall Floral

I wore this to networking. I normally wear heals to networking but this event was a standing one so I thought flats was the way to go. And I was glad I did because we did some tai chi.

Dress- Sandro Ferrone (similar, steal under $30 ), Jacket- H&M (similar), Tights- Target (similar), Shoes- JcPenney (exact), Bracelet- Charming Charlie (similar), Ring- (similar)

Dress- Sandro Ferrone (similar, steal under $30 ), Jacket- H&M (similar), Tights- Target (similar), Shoes- JcPenney (exact), Bracelet- Charming Charlie (similar), Ring- (similar)
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Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Plaid and stripes with Rosegal

I wore this to run some errands. I wanted to mix some prints.

I received this skirt from Rosegal wholesale. I'm pretty happy with it. It fit well and I really like that it is lined. I think the navy and red will be great for fall. Make sure you check the size charts because they aren't the same from product to product. I also got the ring from them.

Top- Thrift (similar), Skirt- c/o Rosegal (exact), Ring c/o Rosegal, Bracelet- Charming Charlie (similar), Shoes- Sam Edelman (same style, similar)
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