AUGUST FAVORITES

August Favorites


1 || Jergens Wet Skin Moisturizer Coconut
Okay ya'll this is the coolest beauty product! I've been using this for over a month and I'd say this will be a consistent repurchase from now until whenever! This is a body lotion you put on wet before you towel dry. It's amazing how much quicker & easier it is to use than regular body lotion. I normally also use my body butter, but if I don't have time the wet skin moisturizer is usually good enough for keeping my skin feeling nice and soft!

2 || Starbucks Mocha Coconut Frappachino (no whip)
This is my favorite Starbucks drink of all time! That's all I have to say :).

3 || Ray Ban Aviators Magenta
I looked at these sunglasses for a long time before purchasing. I happened to be shopping one day and spotted them in my local Sunglass Hut and once I tried them on it was all over. And thank goodness for the wonderful sales associate there who molded the frames perfectly to my face so that they don't slide down my nose. I can say with absolute certainty I've gotten my money's worth and rarely wear any other sunglasses now. Most likely I will retire these during the winter and bring them back out in 2016.

4 || My New Hair Cut
I have to say "Thank You!" to all of you who have reached out with such sweet comments about my new hair cut. I wasn't sure if people would respond positively, but everyone has been so kind and so sweet!

5 || Make Up For Ever Bronzer
This bronzer definitely took me by surprise. It wasn't a planned purchase and if I hated it then I planned on returning it to my local Sephora. I own too many products to keep things I don't love. But it's really beautiful! I got M20 and the color on my skin tone is very natural and very build able. It also has a nice sheen so it leaves the skin looking bronzed AND glowy.

6 || Glam Glow Thirsty Mud 
This is a cult favorite for a reason. Such an amazing overnight moisturizer and it smells like a yummy beach vacation. I purchased the travel size for now, because I didn't want to spend the money for the full size, but it's really worth every penny. It keeps the skin moisturized but not sticky and is best used before going to bed. Your skin will wake nice and refreshed!

7 || Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Foundation
I used this foundation consistently during college. I use to wear 115 and now I wear 128 - thank goodness for self tanner hahah! They have reformulated and changed the bottle since and I can tell the difference. If you want a foundation that gives amazing coverage without having to use too much product this is the one. My coworker even mentioned that my skin looked smoother last week! I'll give Make Up For Ever the credit.

8 || NARS Lip Gloss [Chelsea Girls]
NARS lipgloss Chelsea Girls has gotten a lot of hype on YouTube and it was originally sold in a small tub. I never gave it much attention because I hate dipping my fingers into product - it gets stuck under my acrylic nails and drives me crazy. BUT, recently I saw on Instagram that Chelsea Girls was now sold in a normal lip gloss tube and I snatched one up right away. And seriously such a universally wonderful nude color. It's darker than my usual glosses with more of a rosey hue, but it looks fantastic. I love that it's something different from the norm, but not too dark.

9 || Lush Clothing
This will come as no surprise to those of who who follow my Instagram (pardonmuahinsta). It probably seems like I'm a spokesperson for Lush (I'm not). I just really love their pieces and how versatile they are. The fabrics are very forgiving and most work well for work or downtime. And they come at a very reasonable price point. I've purchased all my tops from Nordstrom, but recently found out TJ Maxx sells this brand too (at a big discount).

10 || Urban Decay Naked Skin Concealer 
I've talked about this concealer before and it's a winner! I use this almost all of the time and have put my MAC Prolongwear concealer away for the time being. I originally purchased the lightest shade, but since I've been self tanning it's a very stark contrast so I purchased the second lightest shade and it has made a huge difference! I still get the nice highlight that I love, but it looks more natural.


Congrats Lyndsey on winning the Giveaway!

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I CUT OFF MY HAIR + GIVEAWAY


BEFORE


AFTER


SO... I cut off my hair!!!!

I had such an amazing and kind response to my new hair via Instagram and Faebook yesterday that I just had to share my new cut on Pardon Muah. If you've known me since college I used to have my hair in a short angled (very blonde) bob. When I was a Junior at the University of Kentucky (go cats!) I decided to give my hair to Locks of Love. Once I cut off 10+ inches of my hair, going shorter and shorter and blonder and blonder became easier and easier to do. 

I know that it probably gives many of you long-haired gals anxiety to even think about chopping off so many inches, but I find it extremely liberating and lightening. Plus I think it's a much more polished look for my chosen career field. About a week ago I got an itch to make a drastic change to my hair and before I let myself chicken out, I cut it off! I thought about doing the LOB, but I'm an all or nothing girl so I went straight for the angled bob. Plus, it wasn't so shocking since I've had it this way before. 

I am very fortunate to be blessed with very thick, quickly growing hair. It's so thick that my hairstylist had to thin out the bottom a couple of times so that it would lay nicely. The thickness makes for a very full look which gives my hair plenty of body. As for the color, I have sombre balayage. Balayage is a very popular hair coloring technique that has become quite the buzz word. Instead of getting highlights, she hand painted the bottom of my hair so that the roots stay my natural color (which is fantastic, because it doesn't show grow out). I absolutely love the result! 

As for shortening my styling time, there is a definite give and take. I will be able to use less shampoo, conditioner, & product and my blow dry time will be less, but with my hair this short I have to style it every day. I have thick, wavy, frizzy, coarse hair, so when it is less weighed down it really needs the help of a round brush and a straightener. I won't be wearing my hair naturally curly any time soon, but I'm looking forward to styling with my curling wand. Luckily, I rarely wear a ponytail or put my hair up so I'm not worried about that at all. 

I really hope you all enjoy and have a Happy Friday! Thank you for all the wonderful compliments and kind words - it's so nice to know there are such sweet people in this world!


GIVEAWAY

Last chance to enter!



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FABULOUS FALL

Fall Outfit



Sorry this post was supposed to be up yesterday! It was a long & draining day and I didn't really feel up to posting - if you watch the news you know what I'm referencing. It was a sad day in Southwest Virginia.

I hope you enjoy the outfit above! I've been loving the cooler temps in the morning and at night and am ready to wear some fun fall pieces. And some darker lip colors! Sadly the top above is currently sold out, but I'm sure they will restock - so comfy! The boots can be found at TJ Maxx for 40% off...I hope your TJ Maxx has them too! The jeans are perfect for those of you who belong to the short club - I'm 5'2" and don't even have to roll them up...seriously, that never happens. The vest is a great pairing for cooler weather and has been a popular J.Crew staple for a couple years now. Paired with a fall lip, like the one here and a super cute phone case - plus don't for get your pup!

Also, Happy Belated #NationalDogDay to everyone who has a pup!

Don't forget to enter the GIVEAWAY for a gorgeous Noonday beaded headband! You seriously need it in your life :). There's only one day left!
Don't miss the post HERE.

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BEAUTY HAUL

Beauty Haul


It has been quite some time since I've done a Sephora (& MAC) haul! I've been keeping a list of products I want to repurchase during the VIB Rouge holiday discount event - mostly things that are over $50 that I can't justify buying right now. It really makes a difference if you wait for the 20% off (all you VIB's know what I'm talking about)! But in the meantime there were several items I need to replenish - plus I've been cleaning out my makeup really thoroughly so I only have what I use.

Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Water (travel size)
I've heard A LOT about Smashbox's Primer Water via YouTubbers and almost all have said it's really, really good. I found the travel size and figured I would give it a try! In retrospect I should have purchased the full size which is twice the price and almost four times the product (ugh), but I am planning to travel a lot before the end of the year so I'll be able to take it along.

Urban Decay All Nighter Makeup Setting Spray
I've featured this makeup setting spray several times in my monthly favorites posts. It's the best one I've tried and i love the fine even mist that it sprays. I do think it makes a difference, especially in the warm & humid temps, which will hopefully be going away very soon! The full size bottle lasts an awful long time, even if you "overspray" like I do ( I usually spray 8-12 sprays).

MAC Prep & Prime Fix+
A cult favorite among beauty lovers! MAC Fix+ isn't a makeup setting spray to keep your makeup in place. It's more of a face refresher and gives the face a dewy glow. It's also wonderful to use with your eyeshadow - spray onto your eye shadow brush and it will magnify the color!

Make Up For Ever Step1 Skin Equalizer Smoothing Primer
I've never used this primer before so I'll let you know what I think! I've been looking for a silicone based primer that smooths out the skin and this should do the trick! I've been using moisturizer-like primers for quite some time and originally wasn't sure how I felt about silicone primers, but I really do like how silky it makes the skin before applying foundation.

Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Invisible Cover Foundation (128)
I'm really, really excited about this purchase! I've been in need of a foundation that is the same color as my self tanner. I have a lot of foundations and all different shades, but lately I've noticed I have to use a lot of bronzer to even out the shade of my face and the shade of my neck. This one pairs perfectly (I use Loving Tan in Dark, but I"m thinking of buying Ultra Dark!).

Urban Decay Naked Skin Weightless Complete Coverage Concealer (Light Warm)
This is a concealer you need if you love full coverage and if you love to highlight. Go, go go buy it now! The coverage of this concealer is phenomenal! If you love MAC's prolongwear concealer you'll fall in love with this one too - and it has a doe foot applicator so it's so easy to apply! I originally purchased the lightest shade, but it's a really drastic highlight, so I decided to buy one shade up, Light Warm, and it really makes a difference.

Too Faced Chocolate Soleil Medium/Deep Matte Bronzer
So this was the reason I went to Sephora (for one item - oops). I've been using a palette from Too Faced that came with Chocolate Soleil. I've used a good portion of the product and the palette itself is rather cumbersome. So I wanted to purchase the individual compact so that it's easy to take if I travel. This is the truest tan color I've ever used and a little goes a long way...I learned this the hard way when I picked up too much product on my brush and had a huge dark circle of bronzer on my forehead. Never fear though, it's easy to blend! And it smells like chocolate! Seriously!

Make Up For Ever Pro Bronze Fusion (20M)
While color matching Make Up For Ever's HD Foundation above, I noticed the store had all of the new, beautiful Make Up For Ever Pro Bronzers. The sales associate helped me pick out 20M, which is apparently the most popular shade and so far I'm really impressed. I chose the color with the least amount of orange, as I think it makes my face look sort of red. I'll let you know what I think!

MAC Cremesheen Lipstick (Creme D'Nude)
I had MAC containers to recycle (again) and picked up another nude lipstick I can't believe I've been living without - Creme D' Nude. Definitely in the running with Fleshpot for my favorite MAC nude of the year. This one is a cremesheen so it's so easy and creamy to apply.

Glam Glow Thirsty Cleanse Daily Treatment Cleanser
I am a huge fan of Glam Glow's products. I've loved everything I've ever tried from Glam Glow so I was super excited to try the Thirsty Cleanse Cleanser. It's actually priced fairly well compared to the Glam Glow products in the colorful jars (I don't know a better way to say it hah). I used this for the first time last night and my face felt so fresh and so cleansed. I make sure to get all of my makeup off first and then I use the Thirsty Cleanse before my moisturizer. 

Have a fabulous Tuesday!

Remember to enter the GIVEAWAY below - and make sure to read yesterday's post if you missed it!



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NOONDAY + GIVEAWAY


Dress Goodnight Macaroon (runs short) | Shoes Steve Madden On Sale! | Lips NARS





Nail Polish is Essie Geranium


Mr. George came to visit while we were taking pictures! He's the absolute sweetest pup!


Photography by Erica Mason.


Hello Monday! Hello Noonday!

I'm so excited to share some pieces from Noonday Collection - a company that provides dignified jobs at living wages, no-interest loans, emergency assistance, scholarship programs, and long-term trade to artisans all over the world so they can earn more, work less, and strengthen their families. They give a portion of sales to place orphans in forever families. Noonday Collection uses fashion & design to create economic opportunity for the vulnerable. 

I was lucky enough to meet a Noonday Ambassador named Cecily! She is a stylist, storyteller and social entrepreneur who is making an impact around the world while earning an income. Please visit her personal Noonday website at www.cecilyboyd.noondaycollection.com! She's incredibly sweet and happy to help with all your jewelry purchases. You can also host a show!

Learn more about the pieces featured in this post below.

Ibis Necklace c/o $48 Here & Here
I fell in love with this necklace in the most recent Noonday catalogue. The model looks gorgeous wearing this piece with a black and white business casual outfit. It's inspired me to wear it to work tomorrow! It can be worn casually or dressed up for a night on the town. And tassels are all the rage right now - the detailing is amazing and fantastic quality! Great to layer with other statement pieces or with shorter dainty necklaces.

Enchanted Headband c/o $34 - Here & Here
Omg! I can't say enough good things about this headband. This is a very popular style and is super cute worn with all of your hair looped around the back. And let me tell you this would make the perfect bridal headband! The color and beads are bright and shiny and, again, wonderful quality (see below for a giveaway)!

Lovebird Bracelet c/o $20 
[Tuhina is a talented Indian designer with a passion for seeing opportunity brought to vulnerable people in her community in Noida. Her business has grown from employing 15 Artisans to 400 Artisans in just two years, thanks to fair trade buyers. Noonday is one of the group's largest buyers. The characteristic brass bars seen in Tuhina's pieces are locally made and are distinct to her designs. In addition to paying fair wages and making sure working conditions are safe, Tuhina loves using her eye for design to create a beautiful space for her employees to work in. - description courtesy of Noonday Collection]

The lovebird bracelet is magnetic so it's super easy to put on and dainty enough to wear stacked with other bracelets and for all sorts of occasions. It pairs beautifully with the Orchid Rope Bracelet!


GIVEAWAY

I am so excited to GIVEAWAY the Enchanted Headband to one lucky follower! Scroll to the bottom of this post to enter. Giveaway will end Friday night and the winner will be announced next week.





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FRIYAY













All photos above from Pinterest.


Happy Friday Friyay!

If you're wondering if I went on a Friday Pinterest binge last night you would be very correct. I typed in Friday Quotes and what you see above is what I got hahah! I'm a little excited that it's almost the weekend, because I have so many fun things going on Friday-Sunday. Tonight I have a going away party for a dear friend from Pure Barre, a brunch tomorrow at a super yummy restaurant, a get together with friends Saturday night and then some exciting blog photos on Sunday (and possibly going out to the lake!). Other than that, it'll be the usual cleaning, organizing and blogging.

I hope all of you have a gorgeous weekend! I'll be back next week with some really fun posts and finally the GIVEAWAY! There will be hair teasing, fall finds, wish lists, tassels, jewelry, home decor and maybe another big surprise!

See you next week!
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TJ MAXX FINDS #2






I posted last week about some fun things I found at T.J.Maxx HERE.

Then I won a gift card at work and headed back this past weekend - and of course I found some more fabulous finds! I posted them on Instagram (pardonmuahinsta) and figured I would share on here as well. I had forgotten how many wonderful things you can find at T.J.Maxx an all the high-end brands they carry. 

The first three shirts I found, two of which have to do with my coffee addiction, were only $9.99 a piece and let me tell you - SO comfy! They are made of a super soft cotton and I went home and changed outfits just so I could wear one. 

Funny story, I was wearing the blue top above in black when shopping and saw the blue one for less than half the price! Only $12.99 and by Lush Clothing, a new brand I've been obsessing over - this probably comes as no surprise to those of you following me hah :). 

It was actually the same black top I'm wearing in the last photo with the super cute fringe booties. The booties were in my last post linked above and they are so so so comfortable. They are Sam Edelman and are still online for full price, but at T.J.Maxx were 43% off! Yasssss!

T.J.Maxx gets new products all the time  - so make sure to check out your local store or shop online (which I didn't realize until recently you can do). AND another fun tid bit, if you ever post items on Instagram you've purchased from the store make sure to hashtag the photo #maxxlife #contest and you could win $50! I've actually won twice and one of them was for the no coffee no workee pic above. 
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THOSE NUDES


From Right to Left: Fleshpot (satin), Myth (satin), Japenese Maple (cremesheen), Hue (glaze), Creme Cup (cremesheen), Myself (lustre)



If you're obsessed with nude lipsticks and you love MAC then this is the post for you! 

I ran to MAC this past weekend, because I had products to recycle. If you don't know about MAC's recycling program then you need to listen up! Any time you have 6 empties (or MAC products you don't like or use) you can take them Back To MAC for a free lipstick :). I've gotten most of my lipsticks this way. You can even de-pot MAC shadows and blushes and still return the containers. 

So on my most recent trip I picked up Fleshpot which is the lipstick I'm holding above. OMG! How did I not buy this color before?! I've heard many YouTubbers talk about Fleshpot, but I never picked one up. It's a very light nude, probably too light for darker skin tones, but it's right up my alley - I love a light nude! It's a satin so it's pretty matte...make sure to exfoliate & hydrate your lips before wearing.

The first picture above features all of the nude lipsticks in my collection. From left to right the colors go from darkest to lightest. I know it's hard to tell a huge variance, but if you are like me you understand every lipstick shade is vastly different haha! Names below are LEFT to RIGHT.
  1. Myself is the perfect color for fall - I actually haven't worn it all summer - I'm saving it for the first cool day of the season (which better be soon!)
  2. Creme Cup is pinker in tone and a beautiful color for various skin tones. A staple to any collection.
  3. Hue is my fav - see below.
  4. Japaneses Maple is almost identical to Myth, but it's a creemsheen so it's much less matte and honestly easier to wear.
  5. Myth is a cult favorite and more of an orangey nude (I know that isn't scientific).
  6. Fleshpot is my newest nude - see above. 

So which one is my all time favorite? That would be Hue
Hue is comparable to my favorite lipstick, Nude Vanille by Tom Ford, but a little less opaque and a little more on the pink side. I've actually gone through at least three. 

If I'm missing any cult favorites or you have a recommendation please let me know!
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BIKINI SO TEENY


I took this picture of my nail polish yesterday and put it on Instagram (pardonmuahinsta) and just had to share on the blog!

I saw this color come into stores at the beginning of the summer, but didn't pick it up since I've been getting acrylic/gel polish on my nails. BUT I finally broke down and bought it to wear on my toes, because I've been searching for the perfect blue/periwinkle ever since my coworker wore a color very similar. I love that it's not pastel, but pretty & bright. I picked mine up at CVS, but they should have this color at any store that sells Essie polish - especially since it's still relatively new. 

The color is Bikini So Teeny - the cutest polish name ever! I feel like I need to paint my nails, sip a sweet cocktail and go to the beach. How nice that would be! 

Also, if you're wondering about my tassel bracelet, I have a special GIVEAWAY coming! I had planned to do it this week, but I'm waiting for another jewelry piece from the collection to come in - so be on the lookout soon! I can't wait!
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WISHING & WANTING

Loving

1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 / 8

During the past few weeks I've been looking & shopping for fun fall pieces and replacing my wardrobe with things I've recently retired or gotten rid of. I'm loving fringe - like pretty much everyone - and I've heard the boots above are extremely comfortable to wear. If you've been reading lately you know I'm crushing on Lush Clothing and the grey top above is new to their collection and comes in a darker grey as well. I think it would make a fabulous wardrobe staple and could be worn so many ways...with jeans, with a vest, in the fall, in the winter, etc. etc. etc.

I've also featured some beauty items. I recently found a new YouTubber that I love and she was wearing this nail polish on her fingers in almost all of her videos and I finally figured out the color. She loves Funny Bunny from OPI and you better believe I'm picking it up before my manicure this weekend! And as shocking as it may be, I have yet to purchase Jaclyn Hill's highlighter for Becca Cosmetics. If you don't know Jaclyn Hill then you need to subscribe to her channel - she's like the queen of beauty and a phenomenal makeup artist. She teamed up with Becca to create this new highlight called Champagne Pop. I think my apprehension is that it's more gold in tone which I don't always love on my skin, but I'd love to give it a try.

I also have a severe obsession with Mocha Coconut Frappuccinos from Starbucks. This flavor combo was my absolute favorite a couple years ago and then they took it off the menu. They recently brought it back and I've been inhaling them every day just in case they take it away again - if anyone from Starbucks is reading this please NEVER take Mocha Coconut away...it makes my morning complete!

Have a wonderful & relaxing weekend!
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BEST DRUGSTORE SETTING POWDER

Drugstore Setting Powder

Lately, as I've mentioned, the temps have been out of control and the humidity level even worse. I've been focused on making sure my under eye concealer is set, because otherwise my mascara will transfer and by the end of the work day my concealer starts to slip. 

One of my all time favorites is NARS translucent pressed powder, but it is more pricey and it isn't always very matte. So I pulled out an old drugstore favorite (NYX HD Studio Finishing Powder) and have been loving the setting power - it keeps the under eye very matte without being too drying and it lasts for a very long time. Plus this product is only $10 compared to over $35 for high end versions. I purchased mine at Ulta, but most places that sell NYX should have this powder available. It will also last you a very long time! AND the container is wider than most loose powders which means you can dip your brush into the product without making a terrible mess.

Also, Sigma's F25 Tapered Face brush is my all time favorite brush and makes setting concealer a breeze!

I'm getting ready to repurchase tonight when I run into CVS!
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TJ MAXX FINDS

TJ Maxx Finds


If  you read yesterday's post I mentioned that I won a gift card to TJ Maxx at work - which was great because things like that seldom happen! It prompted me to swing by my local store to see what new goodies they had to offer.

Right now everyone is transitioning into fall and there are a lot of wardrobe items that can be worn in summer and in the fall - aka booties! Depending on the material, booties are great year round, especially if they are open toe. As soon as I walked into the store I spotted these adorable Sam Edelman booties with fringe on the side. I searched them online and they sell for $140, but TJ Maxx had them for $80 - that's almost a 43% discount!

I also found these Jessica Simpson pumps in black for $35! That's a great price for a good pair of work shoes. I go through nude and black work pumps like no one's business. I usually alternate two to three different pairs of shoes...which I know doesn't seem fun, but it's functional and for the corporate world you can't really venture too out of the box with your shoe game.

I also saw some really fun prints. Most of the artwork in my apartment I've purchased from TJ Maxx. I stick to a pretty consistent color palette of gold, white and black...and a little a lot of sparkle. I also featured some pillows above. A while back I got two fuzzy, big, amazing, white pillows for my bed. I'm contemplating moving them to my couch as I sort of redecorate my house. I'm big on neutrals with a pop of color. My living room and bedroom have pops of bright pink, while my bathroom has a splash of mint.

Make sure to stop by your TJ Maxx store to see what they have! When the seasons change it's always a good time to see what new items are in stock - and depending where you live every store has different inventory. 
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PARDONMUAHINSTA


Things that I really need in my life - pink, iced coffee, Lilly Pulitzer, my Macbook Air and my blog!


You will see these shoes appear in A LOT of my Instagram photos lately and probably more to come! They are from Jessica Simpson and I got them on sale from Belk. I almost ordered from Macy's but Belk has an extra $10 off - they ended up being half price (they are still on sale)! I have very narrow feet and they are a tad big, but I love them and wanted to keep them regardless, because the original "popular" pair by Vince Camuto is sold out in this color.

My jeans in this picture are from H&M. I got them forever ago, but they are so comfortable and cost less than $50. Top is from Lush purchased from Nordstrom - and I need it in every color! I did send back the white, because it was so see through.


These shoes were the find of the century (besides Tom Ford lipstick of course)! I was shopping at a local boutique with a girl friend and these were on sale for $5!! I absolutely love them and they are relatively comfortable too.



Okay, I'm not huge on gluten free health foods, but this Boom Chicka Pop popcorn is amazing! I've purchased the kettle corn and the white cheddar and the white cheddar may have lasted a day (I'm not ashamed to say). It doesn't help that I sit at my desk and work most of the day so I constantly snack to pass the time. 

The bag beauty to the left is my new baby from Tory Burch - the softest quilted leather everrrr. I purchased it from Yarid's, a boutique with several locations on the east coast. It has so many pockets and the chain detailing sold me. It comes in six different, but equally beautiful colors.


Jessica Simpson mules again! Surprise surprise. Skirt is old, but from Vineyard Vines and top is just a plain long sleeved cotton tee from J.crew. Belt was a recent cheap purchase from J.crew Factory (I think it was $8!). I wore this to work on a day I was feeling pretty casual.


And again! And Tory Burch bag - loving neutrals and a pop of fall coloring. Forest green is definitely in my fall color palette this season hands down! Jeans are from Madewell - $15 at the J.crew Clearance Store and belt is the same as above.



Same outfit as above - pocket tee is J.crew Factory. If you haven't noticed I buy a lot of stuff from there - it's super affordable and they have sales all the time!


I've been re-falling in love with my Alex & Ani bracelets. I love the sound they make when i type on my computer and move around day to day. Plus each one means something special - other than the two I have that are clear stones. I have an "A" for Amanda, "Everything happens for a reason" because I believe it truly does, a white disc with flowers that means "bliss" (side note I have three April birthday bangles even though I was born in January - I'm not a fan of garnet), a pineapple for a welcoming touch, the Hand of Fatima to ward off bad energy, and finally the four leaf clover, because I can use all the luck I can get - and I met a special boy on St. Patty's Day.


Cute $5 bow flops paired with some white distressed jean shorts from Target - also got these on major sale! (Mom, if you are reading this...see I can shop sales!...sometimes...) White tank is from J.crew Factory and my necklace is from Tiffany's which I wear almost every day.  It's from my dad and was the first Christmas gift he gave me after he met my mom and it means the world to me.


Shirt is from Lush - from Nordstrom's big #Nsale. Bloggers raved and raved about this tunic. It is wonderful. Very, very long, but very comfortable and I've realized this dark blush color is great for my skin tone...so I need to go find some more items just like it! 

Pants are old from Express.


This is one of my favorite outfits I've worn in a long time and so comfy! I was invited to a farewell party for a wonderful friend and wanted to be trendy, but also understated since the get together was out at the lake. The pants are from Articles of Society and fit like a dream - they stretch so it makes wearing them so much more comfortable! 

The shoes - oh the shoes! Are Steve Madden from the #Nsale...and actually comfortable. I got a lot of compliments on them Saturday so I felt the money was well spent! 

Top is from Lush (can you tell I love Lush?!) and is the same top worn in the previous picture above in green. Bag is Rebecca Minkoff and super practical! The straps can be worn as a cross body or doubled up. Apparently everyone has this bag and I guess I was really late to the party. But better late than never! Phone case is Kate Spade :).


Sorry this post is going up so late. I didn't start the week off in a very productive manner and am already behind! On the plus side I did win a $25 gift card to TJ Maxx at work today (woohoo!) so I will have to head that way and see what I can get my hands on, possibly for my apartment. As I've said before, I am moving very soon and am doing some rearranging. I am definitely purging things I do not want, but in the process am switching my furniture collection. I originally bought some items from the Malm collection from IKEA, but I've always wanted white and will be buying some items from the Hemnes line. I love for all of my pieces to match! 

See you all Wednesday! If I pick up anything cute at TJ Maxx I will try and post it tomorrow.
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