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Month: March 2016

the one with a ghost

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One of the more annoying things about living in Florida is everyone expects you to be tan year round. Like the weather is nice all the time so why aren’t you at the beach every day. . . why is your skin the color of a ghost? First things first, it is pretty nice weather all the time. And even on the bad days it’s nothing like it was back (home again) in Indiana. HOWEVER, in January and February that ocean wind is cold, that water is freezing . . . there is no reason for me to go the beach. Therefore no reason for the sun to hit my legs – no reason to be tan. So these pictures are proof that a ghost lives in Florida . . . I mean you don’t have to be tan to live here.

This jacket and I have a very long, very loving relationship. I bought it about 7 years ago at Target, on clearance for $8. And it is the perfect jacket. It hits just right, has a little bit of edge and detail so it’s not just a basic faux leather jacket. It’s chic, it’s classic, it’s fun . . . and it’s starting to fall apart from being worn by a ghost every day for 7 years. I’m devastated.

Do you have a piece of clothing you love this much?

5 pieces 1 outfit: graphic tee

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tee . jeans . wedges . necklace . crossbody

As you know, 5 pieces 1 outfit is my favorite (and if I kept track I’d know it was the only) series on this here blog. I just love showing you ladies that you don’t need a lot to look fashionable and put together. Today I decided to share my wondrous love of a great graphic tee. It’s best to focus on just the graphic tee in my opinion. I mean, why wear something you obviously want people to see and then add more to it. Sometimes it’s great to add a sequin skirt, sure, but where ya gonna wear that every week? So most of the time when you wear a graphic tee it’s best to keep it simple. So this is the best piece of clothing to do 5 pieces 1 outfit.

What’s your favorite tee and your favorite wear to it?

the one with a two minute face

Lately, I’ve been just too busy and too tired to worry about makeup. So I’ve perfected the two minute face. Everything I need to look alive, awake, alert, and sometimes even glamorous in just two minutes. All you need are these 5 products – or your favorite brands of the same sorts of things.

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L’Oreal Paris Magic Skin Beautifier BB Cream, Light  – I’m a firm believer that some type of foundation or tinted moisturizer is needed to protect your skin. It’s just an added benefit that they even your skin tone.

Fake Up Crease-Control Hydrating Concealer by BeneFit Cosmetics Light 3.5g – The tiredness means I need some sort of concealer for the under eyes. But that’s all I cover-up these days.

NARS Blush, Orgasm – Once you’ve got a fairly even skin tone you have to something to add a little color and brighten things up. Nars is a great brand, and I do love everyone’s favorite color.

Revlon Color Burst Matte Lip Balm, 250 Standout, 0.095 Ounce – Even though it’s a two minute face you can be a little glam with a bold lip 🙂 or just a soft gloss for a neutral face.

L’Oreal Paris Voluminous Original Mascara, Carbon Black, 0.26 Fluid Ounce – I think mascara is every woman’s choice of the one makeup item you have to have so this needs no explanation.

the one about the sandlot

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tee . similar jeans . wedges . clutch c/o shopbop . sunglasses

Usually, I’m very good at making smart choices about what I wear. I never purchase something without fully thinking it through – price per wear, are there at least 3 ways I already have to wear it, am I positive I’ll actually wear it, etc. It’s very rare that I buy something on impulse. This is sort of a new trait for me, but there are financial goals I have in mind and places our family wants to be by the end of the year so I have to be smart about money. This shirt; however, I didn’t even think about it. I grabbed it, threw it in my cart, and never looked back. There are just some memories that have to be honored and watching ‘The Sandlot’ is one of those memories. It reminds me of childhood, days spent on the baseball/soccer fields, bomb pops and Oreos, and walking the neighborhood with my best friend Mary. And when clothing can provoke those memories then their worth an impulse buy, right!?

Also, this clutch is called the Leo clutch. Now we all know why I bought it . . . and we all know I might have a slight problem (or a big problem).

What’s your favorite movie from childhood?

5 things from February.

February was a crazy month. It was also a stressful month, but it had a few good things that I found from here on the interweb, and I thought I’d share them with you. But before we get to that, send good vibes to me and the husband today because we are officially selling our house in Indiana. It feels so good, and also nerve racking that something might go wrong . . . i’m a worrier. Now let’s get to the good things from February

This was an interesting read for me as a lover of clothes . . . and as someone who has always assumed Marilyn Monroe was curvy. Check it out here.

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I’ve just really been craving hats lately . . . I think this is the next one on the list.

With my new favorite madewell purse, I need all the lessons on taking care of leather I can get. Of course, madewell came to help.

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When I have a child . . . I have decided he/she will have a green crib. That’s all.

 

Guys, Sunday was the best day I’ve had since I was a 13 year old girl in the art craft theater of Franklin, Indiana putting her hair over her eyes because her dad said she couldn’t look at Kate Winslets boobs. If you’ve never tried it . . . you can in fact still see the movie screen through your hair and fall in love with Leonardo DiCaprio right along with her.

the one about the shopbop sale

I’ve said it many times shopbop is my favorite online place. Quality, designer, and decently priced items that you can get quick and easy. There is nothing better in my opinion. And guess what, there’s a shopbop sale happening right now until Saturday.  I collected a few of my favorite things from the website that would be perfect for all the upcoming beach days now that spring is here and summer is on it’s way. BE sure to check out the entire website, I’m positive this shopbop sale includes some AMAZING clothing deals.

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pizza blanket . beach radio . just chill cooler . tote . water bottle

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