October 28, 2016

Friday Finds // Vol. 3

Happy Friday, y'all! It's been a minute since I shared a Friday round-up! These are a few links that I just know you're going to l-o-v-e. I've spent the last couple of days organizing a huge chunk of my upcoming blog content. The holidays are right around the corner, and I'm already rolling on the posts and features that I'm going to share! I'm really excited!

As always, I love having y'all here and truly appreciate you so much! Happy weekend!


I absolutely love Eleni's blog and instagram and snapchat! She is a new mama (after infertility struggles), has the most unique style, and exudes positive vibes. If you don't follow her already, you definitely should! Her precious baby girl, Harlow, will melt your heart.

I posted this picture on instagram this week after venturing a little out of my comfort zone and buying some over-the-knee socks last weekend. As usual, Free People wins at life and came through with the most darling pair. They looked so cute with colored tights underneath! 

This scarf fulfills all my scarf dreams. I haven't purchased it yet, but the reviews say that it's huge (yay!) and super soft (double yay!). Did I mention it comes in five colors? I may end up with more than one!

My friend Kristyn wrote the most fantastic post this week that pretty much echoes what I wrote to you all a few months ago when I took a break. Comparison truly is the thief of joy.

These DIY circus performer costumes are so well-done and made me grin from ear-to-ear!

October 26, 2016

Beauty Products Worth The Splurge

I haven't always been the beauty junkie that I am now. I swear. In the past, I would find something I loved, and buy it over and over (which I still do when it comes to things I love) and never really experiment with anything new. Over the last couple of years, I've become much more interested in trying new products (partly because of gifted items that I would receive through blogger PR outreach). I'm definitely not a snob when it comes to make up, though. I'm just as likely to buy an item from the drug store as I am from Ulta or Sephora. My approach is typically, "I know what I like no matter the cost."

The items that I rounded up today, though, I would definitely say are a few that are worth the extra cash. These are products that I've found, loved, and most of them I've repurchased (I haven't bought new IT brushes or had to repurchase my Champagne Pop compact yet). I also included the base and top coats that I've been using lately. I always paint my own nails so the need for an outstanding base and top coat was a no-brainer. I know $10 and $7 are definitely not going to break the bank, but I've found that these are usually products that we look for a bargain. This brand, Seche, is worth the couple extra bucks! I featured a few of these products in my everyday make up routine post from a couple weeks ago.

If you have any questions or want input about any products, please don't hesitate to reach out!

Beauty Products Worth The Splurge

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October 24, 2016

It's Good To Be A Girl (Part 3)

Vera Bradley // It's Good To Be A Girl

Hi, friends! It's been a while - oops! The last couple of weeks have been super busy and fun around here. I had friends visiting a couple weeks ago and we attended our college's homecoming, I picked pumpkins, took in some breathtaking sunrises, and decorated for fall. I finally had an opportunity this past weekend to take blog photos, watch my shows that had backed up on Hulu, and catch up on some rest. It feels good to take a breather sometimes.

Today is the last post in my collaboration with Vera Bradley as part of their #ItsGoodToBeAGirl campaign. I've had so much fun working with them - they're such an awesome company with fantastic people representing the brand. I love and support their mission and couldn't be happier to share that with my readers. Make sure to click back and see Part 1 and Part 2. You can also get a full run-down of my makeup routine (and links to the lip combo I'm wearing in these pics) in this post!

Happy Monday, sweet friends!

. . . because taking pictures in bright leaves is a "must do" on your fall bucket list.

Vera Bradley // It's Good To Be A Girl

Vera Bradley // It's Good To Be A Girl

Vera Bradley // It's Good To Be A Girl

Vera Bradley // It's Good To Be A Girl

Vera Bradley // It's Good To Be A Girl

Vera Bradley // It's Good To Be A Girl

Black top, ASOS -- Pants, CYNTHIA ROWLEY -- Shawl, TARGET -- Boots, FOREVER 21
Bag, gifted VERA BRADLEY -- Hat, FOREVER 21 -- Gold bangles, KENDRA SCOTT
Pearl bangle, B & B -- Necklace, JULIE VOS -- Tassel earrings, LISI LERCH

Disclosure: This post is in collaboration with Vera Bradley and StyleWatch as part of the #ItsGoodToBeAGirl campaign. I was gifted the featured bag. As always, opinions and comments are my own. I only partner with brands I truly love!