Sunday, May 31, 2015

OOTD: Fiery Greek Goddess

Earrings, cuff: Target, thrifted 
Bag: thrifted 
Wedges: St. John's Bay, thrifted 

Bonus FOTD:
Please excuse the dirty mirror. I wanted a hairstyle and mu that would stand up to the 97° heat, ugh.
E/s, foundation, concealer stick, blush, e/l: Avon
Undereye consealer: Garnier.
Mascara: Physcian's Formula 
Lip color: Revlon Lip butter: Red Velvet

Saturday, May 30, 2015

OOTD: Hot In Cobalt

Ugh, literally. It's 100°f here today.

Inspired by this pin.


Dress: F21
Bag: thrifted 
Necklace, bracelet: old
Earrings: Ebay
Sandals: Walmart 

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Product: Review: Lake Providence Lodge

My first impressions are very favorable! They seem like a very customer oriented small business. I was surprised at how large the tubs are. I can probably get four melts out of each one; good value for $1.75 each. They included the prettiest maple leaf shaped freebie in Glazed Orange Cake, which is actually a scent I would want; yay! And it's LARGE! I also really like their packaging; the cute flannel tie on the plastic bag really goes with their log cabin theme. Ordered on Friday, received on Wednesday, so fairly quick shipping for Memorial Day weekend. If the throws are as strong as others have said they are, I will definitely be reordering!

Cold sniff thoughts:
Peach Cobbler:  Moderate, spiced peach, not detecting much of a bakery note. Nice overall.

Cake Shop: Moderate, vanilla and something else I can't quite put my finger on. Hope it is stronger vanilla/bakery when melting.

Pumpkin Butter: Strong, spicy pumpkin w/a hint of orange. Nice.

Heirloom Rose: Moderate, lovely fresh garden rose, but I do detect other florals/green/fresh scents as well. Hope it is more pure rose when melting.

Strawberry Fluff: YUM! My fave on colds sniff; smells like CP Strawberry Noel!  Strong.

Glazed Orange Cake: Strong, spiced orange w/slight bakery note. Really good freebie; my 2nd fave!

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Product Review: Babyfoot Peel

I have been ordering jewelry and purses from this site which groups together a bunch of sellers from China with super low prices. For the most part I've been happy with my purchases, and if you don't mind waiting a few weeks to a month for shipping, there are some great deals to be had!

I've been interested in the Babyfoot product discussion on the board but didn't want to pay the $25 on Amazon. When I saw this product for $4 + $1 shipping, I had to jump on it, since it also had decent reviews. I will report back after I receive and use this. Here's the link in case anyone's interested. (Not affil.)

It came in a plain foil package with no logos, so idk if it was the original Babyfoot or not. The translated directions are hilarious. Have had it on for about 10 min; no discomfort or anything out of the ordinary, excepty feet are hot. Socks make it less awkward to walk around. Got a bit of the fluid on my hands and leg while applying and made sure to wash it off thoroughly, because I don't want anything else to peel. Will report back on the peeling process.

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

OOTD: Windowpane Print & Turquoise

Inspired by this Instagram look.

Top: Worthington, flea market 
Skirt: George, Walmart 
Bag, necklace:
Flats: Mossimo, flea market 
Earrings: old

Monday, May 25, 2015

OOTD: Mint n' Polka Dots

Dress: Maurices, thrifted 
Bag: Rampage 
Sandals: Kmart 
Necklace: F21, flea market 
Earrings: Kohls

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Book Review: Trapped Under The Sea

I began reading this book knowing the story relayed in it's pages was true, but I had never heard of this incident and these men before. I can't call them characters, certainly, because this was their lives; their real struggles and triumphs. I've always seeked out biographies and memoirs because although fiction and fantasy hold a special place in my heart, I've always found true stories to be more impactful. I must say, I gave Trapped Under The Sea five stars because although I just read this story nearly 16 years after it occurred and I cannot relate much to the lifestyle they lived and the jobs they did, I felt thoroughly engaged in this recounting, and a profound sadness for what everyone involved went through. Excellent writing kept the complex amount of details needed to understand the situation from being overly technical. This book was captivating from cover to cover.

I received this book for free from Blogging For Books in exchange for my honest review.

OOTD: Sunday Stripes

Cardigan: Lane Bryant, flea market 
Tank and skirt: No Boundaries, Walmart 
Bag, necklace:
Sandals: Walmart 
Hat: F21

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

OOTD: Oldies But Goodies

I'm Inspired by this pin.


Tank, sandals: Walmart 
Skirt: gift
Necklace: old
Bangles: street vendor 
Earrings: thrifted 

Monday, May 18, 2015

OOTD: Pineapples & Pops Of Color

Tank, shorts, tote, necklace: Walmart 
Flipflops: F21

Sunday, May 17, 2015

OOTD: Print & Color

Loosely inspired by this pin.

Dress: Walmart 
Tee: Wet Seal 
Bag: thrifted 
Sandals: Kmart 
Bracelets: thrifted 

Saturday, May 16, 2015

OOTD: Rust & Floral

Inspired by this look from the blog Bramblewood Fashion.


Cardigan: Coldwater Creek, flea market 
Cami: Wet Seal
Jeans, hat, earrings : F21
Belt, bag, sandals: Walmart 
Necklace: old

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

OOTD: Softness

Inspired by this pin.


Jeans: F21
Scarf: dollar store 
Flats: Merona, flea market 
Bracelet: Walmart 

Sunday, May 10, 2015

OOTD: Celebrating With Mom

Inspired by this pin.


Shirt, dress: Walmart 
Bag: F21
Shoes: Mossimo, flea market 
Necklace: flea market 

Saturday, May 9, 2015

OOTD: Versatile Maxi

Inspired by this pin.


Dress (as skirt): Lilly for Target 
Tank: ON
Belt: old
Bag: Blue by Linea Pelle, flea market 
Flip flops, earrings: F21
Bangles: SF street vendor

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Book Review: The Art of Losing Yourself

received the book The Art Of Losing Yourself by Katie Ganshert for free in exchange for my honest review.

I honestly cannot say enough about this book. It is the best work of modern day set fiction I've read in quite awhile. What I loved most about it was that I found the characters instantly relatable; both complex and believable.
The Art of Losing Yourself took my breath away with its ability to portray the complex facets of human relationships in such a realistic, yet tender way. Ganshert’s writing creates a prism of perspectives into the lives of characters as deeply flawed as they are endearing.
Even though I may not completely understand what they are going through, the author showed me, page by page, until I felt like I traveled the path with them. I could almost feel their pain, it was so palpable.  The issues they dealt with are realistic (alcoholism, infertility and dementia). Through their eyes, we see pain, fear, anger, and a multitude of other emotions. But the most important thing we see? Healing. Carmen and Gracie are so realistic! They don’t sound like any other characters I have ever “met.” They are so broken and bruised by life, and yet that "splinter of hope" always perseveres.
A beautiful story of finding hope, finding faith, finding yourself and finding out what matters most in life. 5 stars!

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

OOTD: Maxi for Cinco De Mayo

Inspired by this pin.


Cami: NY&Co, thrifted 
Skirt: Xhilirations: thrifted 
Sandals: Walmart 
Hat: F21
Belt: Ross
Cuff: Target, thrifted 

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Spotted: Spring Candles at Target

I just wanted to share these beautiful candles I saw at Target, all $12.99.

OOTD: Lilly Pulitzer for Target

So I did not go in search of Lilly for Target when it first came out. I was busy and people be crazy. This was actually my first visit to Tarjay since January, because Walmart was out of my face wash. I was delighted to find they put in a Starbucks, and even more delighted to find they had some Lilly stuff left! I had a sneaking suspicion the people in my small city are not as fashion rabid as the rest of the country and I found one picked over rack and a couple shelves. I asked an SA if it was busy on the day of the launch and she said it was pretty busy but she seemed surprised when I told her other stores had sold out within 10 minutes. There were several phone cases, a beach towel, some lawn chairs, votive holders, and other home decor. There were also a few toddler dresses, some tops in xs and s, a tunic in m, 2 pairs of leaf print pants in xs and s, and low and behold this gorgeous maxi dress IN MY SIZE!

Dress: Lilly for Target 
Cardigan: J Crew, Thredup 
Hat, bag: F21
Sandals: Walmart 
Bangles: street vendor and dollar store 

I must say, I love the print of this dress, and the fabric is nice; not to thin. I do not, however, love how the top half is constructed. It has a built in strapless bra that supports absolutely nothing. Good thing I had another strapless bra to wear with it, or the phrase "Calm your tits" could have been used literally.
I still love it though, lol!