Archives for November 2013

11.17.13

DIY Wreath

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I bought this old wreath at Goodwill for $3. It was old and ugly, but it had a good skeleton. I decided to use it to create my own wreath. Using a hot glue gun, I applied left over ornaments and ribbon from last years Christmas. All these ornaments were plastic and I had a ton extra. Every year after Christmas I raid the local stores for the 75% off sales. I bought tons of beautiful glass ornaments at Walmart this last year for about $10. Needless to say, I have a lot of extra ornaments now.

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I loved how it turned out and it was such a quick project. Glue guns are really so amazing. Where would us DIY-ers be without them? This is the finished project. It’s beautiful, updated and on my front door now!

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11.15.13

Comfort

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Today I went for comfort! I just wore a loose fitting brown shirt over some jeggings. The black boots are a Forever 21 find and so are the jeggings. My mom gave me this top when I was pregnant but I still love to wear it. I dress for comfort most days, but that doesn’t mean I am reduced to sweat pants and flip flops. The boots aren’t that comfortable yet…….hopefully after a few days of being worn they will be. If things are uncomfortable they end up sitting in my closet until I donate them. I rarely have the patience to wear things until they are “worn in” unless I have to. But I am more budget conscious than comfort conscious. Since these boots were only $40 compared to the other pair I was looking at for $198, I think I can handle a few days of toe torture!

11.13.13

My Favorite Lipstick Dupe!

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I love my Too Faced lipsticks actually I love Too Faced makeup in general. But their lipsticks are phenomenal. They are so shiny and smooth with a good amount of color. They are $20+ a piece which is a big down side if you are on a budget……and lets face it, most of us are OR should be! I have been very interested in the the FLOWER cosmetic line that is starting to show up in Wal-Mart. Today I picked up a few lipsticks and one of them is a perfect dupe for my Too Faced, Naked Dolly. In the picture I have Naked Dolly on the top lip and Morning Glory by FLOWER on the bottom. As you can see they are very very similar. When I swatch them on my hand the Morning Glory looks a lot more pink, whereas the Naked Dolly looks like a pinky nude. But on the lips they are very similar. I paid $22 at Ulta for my Naked Dolly and it’s just about empty. At Wal-Mart I paid $6.95 for the Morning Glory by FLOWER. The color is a hit, but now I need to see how the FLOWER lipsticks wear. I hate lipsticks that dry out my lips and most of them seem to do that. The FLOWER case is a lot bulkier than the little metal case that Too Faced lipsticks have, so Too Face wins that one. But FLOWER seems to be busting out of the gates at full speed. So far I’ve been impressed with their color options and quality. This may be my ‘go to’ drugstore lipstick brand……eventually.

11.12.13

Wearing Skirts In The Winter

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Welcome to my very first fashion-ish post! I love clothes and makeup but I don’t ever take the time to show you what I like to wear. I figured I’d start this winter. I always find it super challenging to dress myself in the winter. I have to fight the urge to throw on the sweat pants and boots every day. Let’s face it, when it’s 15 degrees outside all we really want is it be WARM! I have drawers full of tights and socks that I never really use, BUT NOT THIS YEAR! I’m going to use them all this winter. 

This is a Maxi skirt that I purchased from Forever 21 last week. It was only $19!!! I paired it with a crop top which happened to be a regular shirt I just cut in half. My socks are thigh high socks that are also from Forever 21, and the boots are leather boots from Nordstrom Rack. Wearing tights or tall sweater socks are my favorite way of making an outfit warmer for the winter. I hope you guys like this outfit. I had to get over the fact that the crop tops show a little skin, and after having Audrey they may show a glimpse of my stretch marks. But whoever said that you can’t wear what you want when you have stretch marks?!