Friday, December 29, 2017

My Favorite Purchases of 2017


I hope you all had an amazing holiday with family and friends! 
Can you believe that in a couple of days we will be starting a brand new year?!
This year was super fun for me as it was my second year of blogging and I felt like things really fell into place for me & my "space on the internet".
I was a great year of deals, sales and some really amazing purchases.

I thought that I would go over my favorite and best purchases of 2017 as most of them I wore & used throughout the entire year and will continue to use well into 2018. I call these investment pieces! From beauty products to shoes to coats, these were my most loved, worn and favorite purchases of 2017!
Let's jump in!

Tuesday, December 26, 2017

After Christmas Sales

Christmas has come and gone and now it's time to shop some sales!
Something on your list you didn't get?! It's probably marked down and now is the time to snatch it up. I've created this post to share my favorite sale finds and make it easy for you to shop all the discounts going on all in one spot!
Keep checking back here throughout the day as I'll keep updating this post with some great finds.
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Nordstrom - Half Yearly Sale - Up to 50% off selected sale items

H&M - Up to 70% off select items

Goodnight Macaroon - 30% off EVERYTHING sitewide with code "JOY30" & free express shipping on orders over $150

Loft - 50% off EVERYTHING with code "WRAPITUP"

Express - 50% off EVERYTHING

Abercrombie & Fitch - 40%-60% off everything sitewide

American Eagle - $10 off $50 or more
                                $25 off $100 or more
                                $40 off $150 or more
                             With code MERRY

Stella & Dot - Winter sale up to 60% off

Old Navy - Up to 60% off sitewide

Gap - 40% off sitewide with code WISH

Pottery Barn - 25% off your purchase with code DL44-RNVV-XFZ8

J.Crew Factory - Up to 60% off sale items with code "Sixty"

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

5 Essential Wardrobe Pieces During Pregnancy


We are less than a week from Christmas! 
Presents are wrapped, cookies are baked and I'm so ready for some relaxation by the Christmas tree.
I'm continuing to stay off holiday blog content this week as we are really down to the wire and I know a lot of you are "shopped out" or done with shopping. 
If you aren't, don't worry!
I'm still updating the "Gifts Under $50" tab everyday and you can still find my "Holiday Gift Guide" tab at the top of my blog page if you still need gift ideas or last minute inspiration.

Monday, December 18, 2017

My Simple Everyday Makeup Routine


Happy Monday everyone!
I'm taking a little break from holiday content today to bring you a post that I keep getting a ton of questions about!
About a month or so ago, I did a "get ready with me" on my Instagram stories sharing how I apply my everyday simple makeup.
Well, you all LOVED it and gave me some amazing feedback (because you guys are literally the BEST), but it was only on my Instagram stories for 24 hours. After it was gone, I kept getting a lot of questions about which products I used, if I had saved the video, etc.
SO....I decided to dedicate a whole post, link all the products AND upload the Instagram story onto YouTube so that you can watch it again and have all the product details all in one spot! 

Friday, December 15, 2017

Stocking Stuffer Ideas


One | Two | Three | Four | Five | Six | Seven | Eight |
Nine | Ten | Eleven | Twelve | Thirteen

Now that we have big gift ideas out of the way, let's talk stockings!
I love filling my sister's stocking every year as it's always a great way to be creative and give some little gifts that she might not be expecting.
When creating this stocking stuffer guide, I decided to keep it under $25 because I thought that was TOTALLY realistic and within a good price range. Now, don't get me wrong, I do go to the Target travel section and grab toothpaste, bobby pins, hairspray, gum, etc, but I also love sneaking a couple of bigger items in my sister's stocking as well. Like how fun is this travel manicure set?! I received a similar one of these as a gift a couple of years ago and I use it ALL the time when I'm traveling.

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Best Holiday Beauty Sets For Under $100


We are less than two weeks from Christmas!
Who's ready!? 
I'm spending this week wrapping gifts, getting organized and yes, I'm still unpacking! 
Who ever knew that two people could have so much stuff! Let's be real.....75% of it is mine but we don't need to get into those details. :) 
Let's get back to the main topic - holiday gifts. 
Speaking of wrapping gifts, one of my favorite presents to give my girlfriends during the holidays are beauty sets. So many retailers put together cute little gift-able sets with some of their best products for such a great deal. This is also a great time to snatch up some products for yourself as you can try out the smaller version first without buying the full size product! 
This year there are SO many amazing beauty sets for under $100, so I thought I would share them on here for you, in case you needed some last minute beauty gifts for the ladies in your life!

Monday, December 11, 2017

Holiday Cards With Minted

 

One of my absolute favorite things about the holidays are getting cards from friends and family in the mail every year. Life gets crazy for everyone and the year sometimes flies by, so it's nice to get an updated picture every year from loved ones around the holidays. Another one of my favorite things about holiday cards?! Displaying them in our home! It's so fun at the end of the year to see all of your loved ones pictures as a part of your holiday home decor!

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Holiday Gift Guide For The Hostess

One | Two | Three | Four | Five | Six | Seven | 
Eight | Nine | Ten | Eleven | Twelve

Tis the season for holiday parties galore! 
When it comes to attending a party, it's always nice to bring a little something for the host to say "thank you". It doesn't have to be something crazy expensive or big but giving a little gift really lets the hostess know you appreciate them taking the time to throw a party and invite you over. It may be a little "old school", but I know that whenever I throw a party and a guest brings me a little something, it says a lot about that person! And I always remember that sweet gesture!

Friday, December 1, 2017

The Everyday Cardigan For Under $30


Another day another cardigan.
But really, sweater weather is here for good now and my go-to everyday outfit usually always includes an easy everyday cardigan. Did I mention easy?! Throw on jeans, a solid color tee, a hat & a cardigan, and you immediately look trendy. And easy is EXACTLY what I'm going for right now as I'm currently 7 months pregnant and living out of boxes because of our recent move!

I probably have WAY too many sweaters, but honestly, a girl needs color options, am I right?! When I got this maroon color grandpa cardigan, I knew it was going to be the perfect color for fall & winter.