Friday, September 28, 2012

The Friday Five

1. What I'm Reading: Sadly, I have not had the time to read this week. I am about half way through Delirium, and while it is good it is just not really grabbing my attention. Plus it has been fall premiere week and I have been sucked in by my flat screen. I know, so shameful.

2. What I'm listening to: I mentioned in yesterday's post that I have been loving Landon Austin. He is really really good. I posted about his version of Wide Awake yesterday, but his cover of Safe and Sound is amazing. It features Ellie Swisher and her voice is just wow. Check him out. 

3. What I'm eating: I tried this recipe for Parmesan-crusted chicken and it was really good!

 Parmesan-Crusted Chicken Recipe 

4. What I'm watching: This week new shows have finally started. I watched:
Partners- Stars my girl Sophia Bush and it was a hilarious!! Very Will and Grace.
Last Resort- loved it. It starts Scott Speedman aka Ben Covington and he is still hot. It is also a good show.
Grey's Anatomy- The premiere episode was really sad but I still liked it in a very weird and depressed way.
Scandal- The is the second season and this was the only episode I've ever seen. I am hooked. It was so so good now I want to watch the first season on Netflix.

I'm very excited for Sunday when Revenge returns!! 

5. What I'm bookmarking:

 Toothpick ankle cord 
Corduroy pants for fall. Love these from J Crew.

MICHAEL Michael Kors Astrid Large Satchel 
LOVE this Michael Kors bag.


Thursday, September 27, 2012

Happy Friday Eve!

I love Thursdays because it's the day before Friday! My weeks have been so busy lately that I feel like I am living for the weekend. I've been so busy in fact, that I completely neglected to tell you what 3 things I've been obsessed with on Tuesday, so better late then never!

1. I have posted several times about the Bath and Body Works Leaves candles, but I'm going to again. I am so obsessed with this scent! It smells exactly like fall. I've been burning it at night and it makes the whole place smell so good! In addition to the candle I also got one of the wallflowers. I know, leaves overload but I can't help it! It smells that good! How cute are these wallflowers?

Cream Owl Wallflowers® Fragrance Plug - Slatkin & Co. - Bath & Body Works 
I think the little owl is adorable but it was sold out at my store. I opted for the pretty pear one because it matches my cream bedroom.

Pearl Cream Pear Wallflowers ® Fragrance Plug - Slatkin & Co. - Bath & Body Works 

They have all the wallflowers mix and match 4 for $20 or 6 for $24. So I got the one plug in and 5 scents.

Leaves Wallflowers® Fragrance Bulb - Slatkin & Co. - Bath & Body Works
Autumn Wallflowers® Fragrance Bulb - Slatkin & Co. - Bath & Body Works
Cider Lane Wallflowers® Fragrance Bulb - Slatkin & Co. - Bath & Body Works

2. I am a huge fan of Landon Austin. He sings original songs but also does amazing covers. He recently covered Wide Awake by Katy Perry with the help of Ryan David Rose (who is also amazing!) and I can't stop playing it as evidenced by my iPhone. Yep, it's on repeat.

3. It is still a little early to pull out riding boots, at least where I live. But I am itching to pull mine out of the closet! I love these Frye boots from Piperlime.

Paige Tall Riding

So here is my question- When do you start wearing boots?

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

The Look for Less- Lauren Conrad

Fall transition weather is some of the hardest to dress for. I love this outfit Lauren Conrad is wearing but am not a fan of the price tag (over $5,000). I created this look using almost identical pieces and my grand total was $183. What is even better is that you probably already have a few of the key pieces in your wardrobe. Let me know if you like these posts and if you have any celebrity's you would like me to do-- requests would be awesome!

the look for less- lauren conrad

Cardigan- Gap
Top- J Crew
Flats- H&M

Monday, September 24, 2012

Nail of the Day

So this morning I had to turn the heat on in my car. Yes, fall has officially arrived to the upstate of SC, and now it has arrived on my nails. On another note, if you have not seen the recipe for pumpkin granola on Skinny Taste today, go check it out.

Essie Chubby Cheeks

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Happy Fall Ya'll!

Today marks the first official day of fall! Although I am sad to see summer go, I am ready for cozy sweaters, riding boots and crisp autumn days!

Today I plan to:

1. Have a pumpkin spiced latte (my first for the season)

2. Paint my nails a pretty fall color, probably Essie's Angora Cardi.

3. Browse for new items to add to my wardrobe. Love this scoop neck pullover from Banana Republic.

4. And tonight, cheer on my #10 ranked Clemson Tigers as they take on #4FSU in Tallahassee.

Nothing says fall like football! GO TIGERS!!

Have a great weekend everyone!

Friday, September 21, 2012

The Friday Five

1. What I'm reading: I finished Before I Fall and Her Best Friend's Brother. Both were good. I loved Before I Fall it was my favorite of the two. Her Best Friend's Brother I literally read in a day. It was a super quick, predictable read, but those are fun sometimes. This week I started Delirium. So far it is a bit slow which the reviews had mentioned, but they also said that it gets really good.

Delirium Book Cover
from the authors website :"Before scientists found the cure, people thought love was a good thing.
They didn’t understand that once love -- the deliria -- blooms in your blood, there is no escaping its hold. Things are different now. Scientists are able to eradicate love, and the government demands that all citizens receive the cure upon turning eighteen. Lena Holoway has always looked forward to the day when she’ll be cured. A life without love is a life without pain: safe, measured, predictable, and happy.

But with ninety-five days left until her treatment, Lena does the unthinkable:
She falls in love."

2. What I'm listening to: Back in the day I was convinced that one day I would marry Taylor Hanson. I didn't. When I saw that they covered the new T. Swift song I about died. I'm obsessed. Now all I need is the new issue of Tiger Beat. 

3. What I'm eating: I'm drinking lots of Starbucks according to instagram. Salted Caramel Mocha is my drink of choice.

Chipotle salads. Corn salsa and guac. = delicious


4. What I'm watching: I am a little embarrassed to admit that I watched NBC's Revolution, and I liked it. A lot. It's a new show that is very Hunger Games without the arena and without electricity. The main character even has a bow and arrow. It is weird I will admit, but the last 2 minutes got me hooked in and now I can't wait for the next episode.

5. What I'm bookmarking: Yesterday I found this necklace on Etsy and knew that I had to have it. Yes, that's South Carolina!

South Carolina Wire Necklace 

Love this Gap sweater.

 This has been a super busy, super stressful week. I am so excited the weekend is here! Happy Friday!

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Calling all Shoe Lovers!

 "Sole Society delivers on-trend shoes at surprisingly affordable prices. Members enjoy access to a new exclusive style each and every day." (from their website)

What girl doesn't love shoes? I am all the time browsing online and in stores for shoes of all kinds. I usually lean towards a flat or a wedge. The other day when I was online browsing I discovered Sole Society. It is basically a shoe club that is free to join. Every day they have new styles on the website. They are all reasonably priced, I think the most expensive shoe I saw was around $89. They also have a ton of fashion stylists that you can "follow" to see their favorite shoe picks. Membership is free and when you sign up they send you an email for 25% off your first order! I was so happy to find this and I knew I had to share it with all of you!

My picks:






Wednesday, September 19, 2012

7 Deadly Sins of Beauty TAG!

1. GREED- What is the most inexpensive and most expensive beauty products you have purchased?

most inexpensive:
I purchased this at Ulta for I think $1.00, I think you definitely get what you pay for so while this looks pretty and glittery, it has no payoff.

most expensive:
 I didn't count moisturizers or any type of makeup palette that I have bought. But this one product was $50 and I wish I could say it was worth it. This is the highly sought after Chanel universal bronzer that I literally went on a waiting list to have. I think it was mostly the challenge that appealed to me. I have used this maybe 4 times. Please don't be dumb like me and buy this. 

2. WRATH- What beauty products do you have a love/hate relationship with?

Black eyeliner. It looks so pretty on some people but it makes me look like a hooker. I have tried many different ones hoping the result would be different but sadly no winners yet.

3.GLUTTONY- What are your most delicious products?
  This is my most favorite bath product in the world. hands down. I love anything by Lush. This soap I can't even explain how it smells, but it is amazing and is so creamy and moisturizing
I found this for $4.99 at TJ Maxx. It smells like a Pina Colada but better. I am not a fan of vanilla scents but I love coconut. This stuff is amazing and parabin free.

4. SLOTH- What beauty product do you neglect due to laziness?

Foundation Primer. I don't know if it is laziness as much as forgetfulness though.

5. PRIDE- What beauty product gives you the most self confidence?

 Foundation hands down. There is nothing like clear skin. I do not have perfect skin, I have freckles and redness and foundation makes that all better. Close second: mascara.

6. LUST- What attributes do you find most attractive in the opposite sex?

loves Jesus
makes me laugh
great personality
loves his family
really handsome

basically this guy:

7. ENVY- What items would you most like to receive as a gift?

Perfume. My favorites right now are Armani Acqua di Goia and Kate Spade Twirl. I think perfume would be much easier to pick out as a gift rather than makeup anyway.

I think this is such a fun TAG! If any of you decides to do it let me know in the comments because I would love to see what yours would be! 


Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Tuesday Three

Here's what 3 things I am obsessed with today-

1. This eyeshadow duo from MAC

Culturalized is my favorite duo from the new MAC collection. It is limited addition so if you like it go to your nearest MAC counter soon. It is soo pretty! So happy I snagged this last week! 

2. Bath and Body Works Leaves Candle

This may be my favorite smell ever. It has been very rainy all week and it has made me in the mood for fall smells. So I lit my Leaves candle last night and the whole place smelled amazing in minutes. Bath and Body Works has the 3 wick candles on sale 2 for $20, yay!

3. These Brahmin bags I found in my inbox this morning

I love the orange! 

Have a great Tuesday!

Friday, September 14, 2012

The Friday Five

1. What I'm reading:

I finished Gone Girl. It was SO good! If you have been thinking of reading it for a while (like I was) then read it now! I started Before I Fall and am already over half way finished with it. While it is a little young in some parts, overall I have really enjoyed it. It is a very quick read and I'm dying to see what happens in the end. I already downloaded Her Best Friend's Brother to read next. It popped up in my recommendations and was only $2.99. The reviews were good overall so I will let you know what I think.What can I say? I'm a sucker for a cheesy romance.

From Amazon:
Libby has been in love with Tony Marchetti since she was seven years old. The problem? Tony is her best friend's older brother. Lately Tony has started looking at her in a new way and he emails her all the time. Could it be possible that he is starting to see her as more than his kid sister's best friend?

Tony knows Libby McKay is off limits. She's his sister's best friend for crying out loud! But she is also smart, funny, and seriously hot. Plus she's not afraid to get a little sweaty-- on the track that is. Tony can't seem to help himself, besides what's a few emails? The occasional phone call? He can keep things light and friendly-- Can't he? 

2. What I'm listening to: Aex Goot. He has amazing covers and original songs. Love him.

3. What I'm eating:

This stuff is addictive! I could literally go through a whole bag of carrots in one sitting. I am dying to try the Spinach Artichoke flavor but my Publix has been out this week. 

Pears! The red ones are my favorites, so sweet and juicy.

I honestly will eat anything from Chick-fil-A. This week I rediscovered my love for the chicken mini while running behind for work. 

4. What I'm watching:

Great music- check
Heartwarming stories- check
Hot Adam Levine- check check check

5. What I'm Bookmarking

This amazing blog with great DIY jewelry projects that I can't wait to try. This one I love! How cute are these friendship bracelets?!


I also discovered that my favorite bachelorette Jillian Harris has a really great blog with everything from fashion to design tips to recipes. It is so cute and definitely worth checking out! I love her design style.


Thursday, September 13, 2012

What a Stud

What A Stud

 1. J. Crew
7. Sequin

I love love love stud earrings. . I like wearing studs because they are not so overpowering that you can't wear other jewelry. These are some of my favorites because they are classic and fun at the same time.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

My Current Playlist

Wild Ones- Flo Rida feat. Sia
Beauty in the Breakdown- Seth Giler
Wide Awake- Katy Perry
Read My Mind- The Killers
Wanted- Hunter Hayes
Pretty Eyes- Alex Goot
Dance So Good- Wakey Wakey
After Tonight- Justin Nozuka
Grace Kelly- MIKA
We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together- Taylor Swift
Me Over You- Courtney Smith
Sailing- *NSYNC (don't judge)
Home- Phillip Phillips
As Long As You Love Me- Justin Bieber  feat. Big Sean
Some Nights- Fun
Video Games- Lana Del Rey
Give Me Love- Ed Sheeran
Be Still- The Fray

What songs are you loving that I need to hear?

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Tuesday Three

In the words of @bravoandy ... Here's what three things I'm obsessed with today. Bonus: They all cost only $15!!

1.Target flats

Women's Mossimo® Ona Snake Ballet Flat - Gold

2. Madewell mini-bow ring

Mini-Bow Ring 

3. MAC All That Glitters eyeshadow

I've had this color for years but recently rediscovered it in my stash and I love it. It is so pretty swept all over the lid, and perfect for any eye color. 

Have a great day!!