Fashion

Blush and Gold

 

 

Sweater Blazer / Gold Top /  Jeans/  Booties / Purse

 

I hope that you all had a great weekend! My husband/photographer snapped these photos last weekend while we had some sunshine. Also as you can tell by these photos some Halloween decorations have gone up in our neighborhood. 🙂

 

Anyway!! Moving on.. 🙂

Here in Chicago you can never have too many layering pieces. The weather is pretty unpredictable here so you need to be prepared.  My sister got this pink sweater blazer for me for my birthday and I love it so much. It is cozy, soft, and versatile. I have worn it with jeans and also with leggings. I also plan on wearing it with a dress or a skirt. For this post I paired it with the Lush tunic that it is still popular and also currently on sale. Sadly the color that I am wearing is no longer available but there are a bunch of other pretty colors. My sweater blazer is also available in six other colors.

 

 

 

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Fashion

Camo for Fall

 

 

Top/Jeans/Booties

 

Happy Wednesday!

Camo has always been one of those prints that I used to struggle to get into. I just never felt like it was my style.Then I when I started reading blogs and seeing photos of it being styled I started to like it. I love the knot in the front of this shirt and the buttons. It is also a little bit longer in the back which is nice. It was 85 degrees when I took these photos so that I did not wear a layering piece. I plan on wearing this top with cardigans and jackets. I also just put on a pair of booties that we had at work. They have a cute ruffle detail and I love the color for fall. Everything is linked above but feel free to reach out to me if you have any questions. 🙂

 

 

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Fashion

First Day of Fall Outfit

Hi Everyone!

I hope that you all had a nice weekend. Since it is officially fall I wanted to share my first fall outfit with you all! I also took these photos with my brand new iPhone Xs! The camera on this phone is amazing and I am looking forward to learning more about it and how to use it.

Alright, moving on! I bought this sweater because I loved the color so much. It is also soft and not itchy which I also love. I plan on wearing it a lot this fall and winter so you’ll be seeing on repeat! 🙂 All of the details are linked below but please feel free to reach out to me with any questions.

 

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Sweater/Jeans/Booties/Handbag

Fashion

Black Jumpsuit

Jumpsuit/Blazer/Clutch – old similar here. /Shoes old similar options here and here.

 

Happy Wednesday!

I wore this jumpsuit to dinner last weekend. We went out to celebrate our wedding anniversary. Our actual anniversary was yesterday 9/18 but we celebrated a little early over the weekend. I have never been too sure about jumpsuits but this one fit me really well so I bought it. It is also very comfortable and machine washable. 🙂 My silver heels I bought for my sister’s wedding and then I wore them again to my own wedding. They are really comfortable and I love them. That clutch is my absolute favorite and I use it any chance I get. I linked my blazer too even though it was so warm last week that I didn’t even need it. If you have any questions about these items please reach out to me.

 

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Fashion

Navy Romper

Romper – currently on sale! /Wedges old similar here/Crossbody bag that color is old, but there are other nice options!

 

Happy Wednesday!

I bought this romper a few months ago and have worn it quite a few times this summer. I love that it has pockets and the fun back. I also like that it is navy so I plan on wearing it on any warm days that we have left. 🙂 Oh and it is still on sale!  I also like to wear it with a necklace that I bought at a local shop while I was visiting my sister in California. There are feathers at the end which is a little hard to tell. My husband also thinks that it looks like a fishing lure.  🙂 Everything is linked above but please reach out to me if you have any questions.

 

Since we are entering into a new fashion season, I am also excited to share more fun outfits with you. Thank you for stopping by and have a great day!!

Books

Book Review

Happy Wednesday!

Today I wanted to do a book review. I also wanted to tell you that I added a “Books” category in the menu. You can find all of my book reviews there. Please share your book recommendations in the comments below too! 🙂

 

Saving CeeCee Honeycutt –   After her mother suddenly passes away, twelve-year-old CeeCee goes to live with her great-aunt Tootie in Savannah. While she is living there she meets quite bunch of characters. You will also learn more about CeeCee’s past life with her mother. This book was sad, funny, and heart-warming. I loved this story and all of the characters. If you liked Steel Magnolias you will enjoy this book.

The Beach House –  Cara has a successful career and is living in Chicago. Her mother asks her one day to return home. Since Cara’s life has hit some rough patches, the timing is perfect. She returns to her family’s beach house in the Lowcountry where she reconnects with her mother. There are some other parts of the story but I don’t want to give too much away. This is a wonderful story about returning to your roots, family,  forgiveness, and love. It was also made into a movie on the Hallmark channel.

Small Town Rumors – Jennie Sue returns to her childhood home in Texas after a divorce and finanical struggles. Her mother is embarrassed by her daughter’s situation and does not like what people in town are saying about it. Jennie Sue also used to be the popular girl in high school. She begins to start a new life for herself that cause tension with her parents but she is determined to make it on her own. She gets reaquainted with some old friends and also forms new friendships. This book was funny and also very heart-warming. It was a great story about figuring out who you are and what makes you happy. It is also about love and friendship.

The Color of Our Sky  –  This is the story of Mukta and Tara. It goes back and forth between the late eighties, nineties, and  present day. Mutka worked as a house girl for Tara’s family and the two girls became best friends. One night Mutka is kidnapped and Tara’s family never finds out what happened to her. Tara and her family eventually move to Los Angeles and start a new life there. Years later Tara decides to return to India to find Mutka. This book reminded me a bit of The Kite Runner.   This story was heartbreaking and there were parts that were difficult to read but I loved it. It was a wonderful story about friendship, courage, and redemption.

The Lake House – When I started reading this book I had trouble sleeping because it was so creepy. It was also a bit slow at first and I also found it a bit long. Anyways… This is the story of Alice Edevane her family’s estate in Cornwall  England. One night during a party, Alice’s younger brother Theo disappears. He is never found, the family is torn apart, and they leave the house forever. Decades later Alice is much older and she is a successful novelist. She is also living in London. Sadie who is a detective in London goes to visit her grandfather in Cornwall and discovers the old house one day. She decides to figure out the mystery behind the house and what happened to Theo. Sadie and Alice end up working together to figure out what happened to Theo. You learn about Alice’s parents and meet some other colorful characters. This book was pretty detailed and at times I was tired from reading it. However, it was very good and I really enjoyed it. Especially after it stopped being super creepy. 🙂

 

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Beauty

Tried and True Makeup Favorites

Happy Wednesday!

Last week I went Sephora to repurchase a few of my favorite makeup products. These are all products that I have been using for a long time and because I love them so much I keep repurchasing them.

NARS Pro-Prime Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base – I have used this primer for many years. My eyeshadow will stay put all day and all night with this stuff. Since I don’t wear eyeshadow every day this tube lasts me for over a year.

NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer – I have been using this concealer for years. I have tried a few others over the years but none of them were as good as this one. It is buildable and it stays put. One tube lasts me about a year. Vanilla is the shade that I use.

Laura Mercier Flawless Fusion Ultra-Longwear Foundation – You have all heard me talk about how much I love this foundation before. It does have a bit of a matte finish but it is not drying or cakey. It is pretty lightweight and it lasts for sixteen hours.I also feel like it makes my face look flawless. This is something that never happens to me, but one time while I was shopping a makeup artist asked me what I foundation I had on and he told me that my skin looked amazing. That made my day! 🙂   1N2 Vanille is the shade that I wear and a bottle lasts me nine months to a year.

Anastasia Beverly Hills Clear Brow Gel – I am going to first admit that I did not start using brow gel until a year ago. My brows can get unruly and sometimes I feel like they are a lot of work to maintain. This stuff has been my lifesaver though haha. I even use it on days where I am not wearing makeup I love it so much. It also works well with the pencil that I use. One tube lasts me three-six months.

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Fashion

Mauve & White

Top 

Jeans – old similar versions here and here. 

Sunglasses 

 

Happy Wednesday!

Since the weather has been so nice this week I decided to snap some outfit photos. I bought this top a few weeks ago. Anything that is either purple, pink, or a combination of the two I love. 🙂  I wore it with my white jeans that I have had for a few years. I was not able to link the exact pair because the Paige Denim website is being redesigned so I linked two similar options. My top is available in two other colors too. I linked everything above but please reach out to me if you have any questions. 🙂

 

Thank you so much for stopping by and I hope that you all have a great day! 🙂

Books

Book Review

 

Happy Wednesday! 

Today I wanted to do a review on some books that I have recently read. I am thinking about doing a book review post once a month too so stay tuned! 🙂

 

That Month in Tuscany by Inglath Cooper  Lizzy and her husband Ty are about to take a long-planned anniversary trip to Italy but Ty backs out at the last-minute. He expects her to continue to be the perfect wife and get over it but instead she  decides to go alone. While she is on the plane she meets Ren who also happens to be a famous rock star. The two of them end up bonding and touring around Italy together. Ren was my favorite character and I was rooting for him the entire time. I did not like Lizzy at first but then she grew on me. The ONLY thing that I did not like about this book is there is a bit of a random plot twist and I personally don’t think that it was necessary. I just did not see how it fit into the rest of the story. Other than that this is a great story about friendship, love, and how to be true to yourself.

The Alice Network by Kate Quinn  Since a lot of people read this book and raved about it I decided to read too. This is the story of two women,  Eve and Charlie. Eve is recruited to the real-life Alice Network in France during World War I.  Charlie is an American socialite searching for her cousin. The book goes back and forth between 1915 and 1947. I thought that Eve’s story was incredible. There were parts that were hard to read but it was really good. Charlie’s story was good but I did not like it as much as Eve’s. I found Charlie to be arrogant and really annoying at times. I also feel like I would have preferred if the book was only about Eve and her spy colleagues because I enjoyed that part. I hate to be a little negative in my review of this book but I want to be honest. I would recommend reading it though so that you can form your own opinion.

In the Light of the Garden by Heather Burch   This story is about a girl named Charity who inherits her grandparents’ home on Gaslamp Island in Florida’s Golf Coast. She makes a few new friends and also learns some secrets about her family. This story is about family, friendship and love. It is also about faith and hope. I loved it. It was so heartwarming and just so good.

The Sometimes Sisters by Carolyn Brown  This is the story of three sisters Dana, Harper, and Tawny.  After their grandmother passes away she leaves them her lakeside resort in Texas. They are all very different people who don’t really get along and they have to find a way to work together. I loved this book and all of the characters. This is a wonderful story about family, hope, and love.

 

What are you currently reading?

 

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Beauty

Beauty Review

Hi Everyone!

I am so sorry for not posting for a while. I meant to post this last week but then life got in the way and I did not have a chance to.  The past few weeks have also been busy.  I will try to most as often as possible while I  continue to enjoy the summer. Today I wanted to share my thoughts on some beauty products that I have recently tried.

  1. Olay Complete All Day Moisturizer with Broad Spectrum SPF 30 – I started using this after my other moisturizer ran out. It has been great  for the summer because it is lightweight and it is not greasy. I also get the sun protection that I need.
  2. Cetaphil Gentle foaming Facial Cleanser – I have been using this cleanser for a few months now and I love it. I have decided to stick with this one and never go back to my old one. It does not dry out my skin and I always feel refreshed after I use it.
  3. Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment SPF 15 in Honey –  I finally decided to try this stuff after hearing so much about it. I love it. It is hydrating and pretty pigmented. I also think that it has pretty good staying power. It also like to sometimes combine it with other lip colors. I went with the Honey color because I wanted something neutral but it is available in other colors.
  4. Diorshow Maximizer 3D Triple Volume Plumping Lash Primer –  Since I use Diorshow mascara I decided to try it with their primer.  You can also use this at night as a treatment since there is a serum in it.  I know that this stuff is pricey but seriously it works really well and it makes my lashes look amazing.

Thank you all so much for stopping by and I hope that you all have a great day!