August 19, 2014

beauty faves

I always love to see what beauty products others use, and a lot of times I find products that I like from others' recommendations.  So today I thought I'd share some of my current favorites! As you've probably guessed, all of the stuff I use is very affordable, and most of is the cheapest of the cheap!


1. Not Your Mothers Clean Freak Dry Shampoo: This stuff is my saving grace. If it wasn't for this stuff here, I'd have to wash my hair every day. I've tried the Treseme and Suave dry shampoos, but they just don't compare to this one. This one soaks up all the excess oil in my hair making it look like a freshly washed head of hair!
2. B.a.r.e Soaps: These are 100% natural soaps. I use starry night on my face. It has activated charcoal in it that helps reduce blackheads and acne. I use cupid's love on my body, and man oh man it smells so good I want to soap up with it 3 times. What's cool too about B.a.r.e Soaps is that the paper they wrap the soap in is plantable and will bloom into wildflowers! I haven't tried it yet, but I will soon. 
3. Neutrogena oil free makeup remover: I have always worn waterproof mascara, and I swear this is the only stuff that will get it off! (other than coconut oil, but that stuff gets my eyes all foggy)
4. Chapstick: Been addicted to this stuff since the 8th grade. I don't go anywhere with out it.
5. Revlon Colorburst Matte Balm: I picked up the color "unapologetic" at Target a few weeks ago and have been smitten since! It's the perfect hot pink, and I love that it's matte. I also have "elusive" for a pretty everyday pink. 
6. Revlon Colorstay liquid eye pen: I only included this one on my collage, but I actually use the pencil and liquid eyeliners too. The liquid pen is definitely my favorite. It goes on smoothly and stays on all day.
7. Covergirl Simply Powder: I've been using this powder pretty much since I started wearing makeup. I've tried out different powders, but I always turn back to this one!

August 18, 2014

a good week ahead

Target Blouse: Goodwill $4
Old Navy Skirt: Gift carded [almost exact here & here]
Necklace: Forever 21 $6 [here]
BCBG Flats: Marshalls (clearance) $25 
Total Outfit Cost: $35

Happy Monday pretty ladies! I know a lot of you are thinking... Monday and happy in the same sentence? I may be thinking the same thing as you're reading this, but I'm writing it on Sunday night! I think it's going to be a good week though. I have my outfits and meals planned out for the week, so in my eyes, that projects a good week. No waking up and having nothing to wear, and no coming home and not having anything to eat.... two things that I struggle with on the daily! Plus, the house is clean and most of the clothes are clean, folded/hung and put away. How's your week ahead of you looking? 

August 13, 2014

you should know...

Target Dress: gift carded  [super similar]
Just Fab Heels: Instagram shop $20
Necklace: Our World Boutique Giveaway
Total Outfit Cost: $20
-I dance and sing spasticly in the car
-I sleep with the TV on 
-I will find a Goodwill wherever I go
-It sometimes takes me 2 days to text back
-I don't miss a meal, especially not breakfast
-I always always fall asleep during movies no matter how hard I try
-I always sit on my foot
Just some things you should know about me if we were friends! Hope you're having a wonderful week! :)
Linking up with Just Another Smith for Navy Week!

August 11, 2014

on repeat

Dress: Apricot Lane, gift carded [similar 1 + 2]
Necklace: Forever 21 $6 [exact
Sandals: Apricot Lane, gift [similar]
Belt: came off another dress [similar]
Total Outfit Cost: $6

This dress has been on the blog numerous times. You wouldn't think that a printed dress would be so versatile, but it really is! I even worn it a few more ways that didn't make it to getting pictured for the blog. Another thing that I've been re-wearing is this necklace from Forever 21. I got it 3 weeks ago and have literally worn it 3 times a week since! I wish I had a pendant necklace like this in every color. So, if you see any similar to this one, be sure to let me know!

Last year, my co-workers got me a gift card to Apricot Lane for my birthday, and that's how I got this dress. This year they got me a gift card to Old Navy. How should I spend it? I'm thinking a new pair of jeans because my favorite pair I bought from there have holes that are growing so I won't be able to wear them to work on casual Friday anymore.

Dress also worn [here] [here] and [here]

August 6, 2014

seven dollar staple

Merona Dress: Target (clearance) $7 [exact]
Xhilaration Heels: Instagram $12 [similar]
Belt: came off another dress
Total Outfit Cost: $19

I was browsing the clearance racks at Target a few weeks ago and I spotted this dress marked down all the way to $7.06. Somehow, the Target gods shined down on me because it was just my size and the perfect fit! Then, I checked out the offers on the Target Cartwheel app and found a coupon for 10% off Merona dresses, so the total for this dress (if I remember right) was LESS than $7! Score! If shopping was a sport, I'd totally be a pro in the bargain area. 

August 1, 2014

orange you glad

Dress: hand me down from my bff  [similar]
Fedora: Charming Charlie [similar]
Sandals: Target, gift carded [exact]
Necklace: Forever 21 $9 [similar]
Purse: Garage Sale $2 [similar]
Total Outfit Cost: $11

All my life I have HATED the color orange! I honestly don't think I've owned anything orange until this dress. Actually, I lie. There was this one time in 4th grade when the cool kids wore orange, so I had my mom get me a fleece orange pull over sweatshirt. #foreveradork. Lately, I am loving the color orange though! I got another orange dress at the Goodwill about a month or so ago (which I gotta get an outfit photo of soon). I even bought Larry an orange shirt the other day! So now that I have this new found love for orange, help me out... what colors go with orange other than turquoise?

July 30, 2014


Dress: Marshall's, birthday gift to myself (because everyone gives themselves gifts, right?)

All my life I've always been excited to turn another year older. But this year? No way. Something about the age 23 just sounds old! I don't want to be 23! I think I'm going to start lying about my age now. Just kidding. But no, really. #forever22 Has anyone else experienced this? 

birthday 23

One my birthday, Friday, I did indeed go to work. All of my co-workers kept telling me I should have taken the day off, but I'd rather not use my vacation time for sitting on the couch haha. I did get off 2 hours early though and went get a pedicure. For dinner, Larry, my mom, and my sister went to eat at Coyote Blues. Of course I had to my margaritas on my birthday :)