Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Extra, extra: Nordstrom Half Yearly Sale

Photo courtesy of Firefly Studio

Christmas? No, but close! 
Shop the Nordstrom Half Yearly sale through May 31.  
Shop a few of my favorite styles, below.

Sunday, May 17, 2015

A Trip to TJ's

Photo courtesy April Staso Photography

Sunnies: H&M
Scarf: LOFT
Shirt: LOFT (similar)
Jeans: NYJD
Bag: Thrifted Dooney & Bourke (similar here)
Shoes: Nordstrom Rack (similar here)
Accessory: Potted Basil Plant from Trader Joe's

Some people loath going to the grocery store-- 
but I always look forward to my weekly trip to TJ's (Trader Joe's)!

One of my favorite things to do is to browse their potted fresh basil, plants and succulents and fresh-cut flowers! Why buy pre-packaged and picked basil when you can buy a flourishing potted plant for the same price?  Plus, is there any smell more delightful than fresh basil?  Not really.

A few of my other go-to Trader Joe's items are:
1. Pre-cut butternut squash cubes
2. Bag of sweet potatoes
3. Himalayan Pink Salt Grinder
4. European Style Greek Yogurt in Chocolate and Mocha
5. Dried peaches, pineapple and unsweetened mangos
6. Fresh Medjool dates
7. Bag of sweet Maui onions
8. Bag of fresh lemons or limes
9. Reduced-salt cashews
10. Bag of sliced crimini mushrooms

I'm curious, what are your favorite Trader Joe's finds? Are you ever temped by the potted plants and fresh cut flowers like me? Tell me in the comments, I'm always looking to try something new!

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Voluspa Candle Giveaway!

Photo courtesy April Staso Photography

Tray: IKEA
Glasses: Lenscrafters (similar)
Book: Amazon
Candle: Voluspa
Lip Balm: Baby Lips

If this picture doesn't make your heart flutter a little bit, you need to get your priorities checked!  Just kidding.  Pictured above, you will find a snapshot of a little piece of heaven I call my nighttime relaxation routine. 

And, I’d love to share a part of my nighttime ritual with you! Here's how:
3. Share with your friends!  

It’s that simple, easy as pie! I will be drawing a winner at random on 5/14, so don't delay.

Does your evening routine look similar? Share your thoughts below!

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Monday, May 11, 2015

Bonkers About Beach Bags


Speaking of sunbeams, warmer temps are on the horizon!  In the market for a new beach bag?
Nordstrom and Shopbop have a great selection of beach totes!
These cheerful bags make me want to head to the beach, pool, lake, etc. and soak up those rays.

What is on your warmer weather bucket list? Anything on the books for Memorial Day?

Shop my favorite beach totes:

Friday, May 8, 2015

Never Blue with my Grey

Photos courtesy April Staso Photography

Shirt: H&M (similar here)
Jacket: H&M
Jeans: JCrew
Pumps: Franco Sarto (similar here)
Earrings: Nordstrom Rack
Accessory: Bella 6 year old Weimaraner

Oh, the pride and joy of my young adult life, my 90 lb. ham of a Weimaraner, Bella. This dog is equal parts insane, loyal, shockingly good looking and also my best (fury) friend. I try to incorporate Bella into my life just about as much as I can, so introducing her to my blog only seems natural. Bella is a social girl and loves to run errands, crash dinner-parties, walk for morning coffee and visit the local brewery. I just assume take her everywhere but she’s impossible to conceal in a handbag.

Enough of Bella (for now), let’s talk about those blue suede shoes! Okay, how can you deny a snazzy pair of cobalt blue suede pumps? And, they are beyond comfortable.  If you are looking for a practical pair of heels that you can literally wear for hours on end – look no further than Franco Sarto Cicero pumps

And, how about the print mixing, eh?

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Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Drugstore Lip Color Devotion

Photos courtesy April Staso Photography
Don't get me wrong, I love my designer lips colors (I'm talking to you: Dior, MAC and Bobbi Brown) but I would be lying if I told you I didn't also fancy a drugstore find!  I don't know if it is the discount factor that draws me in but I do not discriminate on budget lip color. I get especially happy when I run into a BOGO 1/2 off deal or a manufacture coupon clipped from the mail.  

One of my favorite lip color products would have to be the chubby lip tint sticks. My staple lip stain stick is Revlon's ColorBurst Balm Stain.  My recommendation: buy in multiple colors, find your favorites and never go without. My favorite is "Smitten" Color 030.

Another little treasure I've found is the Kate Moss Lasting Finish for Rimmel lipsticks. They are so inexpensive you could pay for a tube with the change found in the cracks of your couch.  I'm currently raving over color "29" worn above.  The color is a vibrant, almost artificial-looking, purple/pink mauve.  It is definitely a statement color but can be worn everyday.

So many vibrant lip colors, so little time.  What are your drugstore favorites?  
I'm always up for trying something new.  Please share!