Beauty, Design, Fashion, Home, Personal, Seasonal

December Favorites

December was a month of seasonal goodies. Here’s a look at my favorites!

Beauty Faves

So White Shower Gel from LUSH

Shocking news: another LUSH product is a favorite! So White is a seasonal scent that smells of crisp apple and instantly perks up any gloomy winter shower. It leaves your skin soft & fragrant all day long.

Design Faves

Pink Floral Weekly Desk Pad from Rifle Paper Co.

Rifle Paper Co. is my new favorite. I’m in love with all their paper goods, but this desktop pad is my absolute fave! It’s perfect for keeping track of my weekly to-dos and looks great doing it! I also purchased the 2015 Appointment Calendar to note each months events. It’s equally as beautiful and well made in the US.

Fashion Faves

Hanukkah Sweater from Ragstock

During my trip to Minneapolis in November, I purchased this sweater while shopping at the Mall of America. I had been in the market for a Hanukkah sweater, so I was very pleased to find a sweater, in stores, that was the style I was looking  for. Comfy and well-loved, this sweater was an easy & festive go-to for cold mornings. Here’s a similar sweater from Wet House on Etsy.

Home Faves

Vintage Spruce Scented Soy Candle from Target

I bought this candle in November and instantly loved the warm, natural scent. During my next Target shopping trip, I put another Vintage Spruce candle in my basket, but ended up not buying it. Instant regret! The next time I was at Target, I didn’t hesitate. I picked up one of the last Vintage Spruce candles they had in stock, and my heart cried a little. Unfortunately, this baby is seasonal but here are two (one & two) other candles with a spruce scent that may fill your Vintage Spruce void.

Personal Faves

House of Cards on Netflix

My boo has a back for knowing a good series when he sees one. I do not. He had been wanted to start House of Cards and I kept refusing for longer than I’d like to admit. One night he pressed play, I gave in, and thank goodness he did because OMG babes, it is phenomenal! There’s ruthless politicians, greed, and corruption. So dramatic and scandalous I cannot wait for the next season to go up in February.

 

What are some of your December favorites?

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Hip Haul Hooray
Fashion

Hip Haul Hooray

spent too much money went shopping at Forever 21 this weekend. This is the grey & plaid aftermath.

Ribbed Knit Crop Top $8

Striped Chiffon Blouse $18

Ornate Print Bodycon Dress $28

Plaid Button-Down Midi Dress $23

Marled Knit Maxi Cardigan $23

Stretchy Houndstooth Trousers $20

Heathered Suspender Trousers $23

Classic Plaid Pants $20

Woven Plaid Scarf $6 (on sale)

Fancy Structured Carryall $30 (no longer available online; similar here)

Did you babes do any weekend shopping?

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Beauty, Fashion, Seasonal

20 Whites to Wear After Labor Day

Never wear black with navy. Your shoes & bag must match. Don’t mix prints/patterns. You can’t wear gold and silver together. Don’t wear horizontal stripes because they’ll make you look fat. Sequins & rhinestones are only for evening wear. Never wear red with pink. And of course, you can’t wear white after Labor Day.Rules

Yes, Walter, you are the only one around here who gives a shit about the rules. These are outdated rules that at some time, I suppose, helped guide women to dress “appropriately”. I think the above fashion rules are rather silly, so I’d like to share with you my own fashion rules.

Rules to Dressing Like a Babe:
01. If you like it, wear it.

It’s as simple as that people. In fact, you can apply this rule to any aspect of your life. Do you like that corn dog? Ya. Eat it! If it makes you happy, go for it. It’s your life, live it how you please. [insert any other YOLO-esque cliché here].

But seriously, if you love that fuchsia maxi skirt and that red cropped halter, wear them together! If you’re feeling good about what you’re wearing, you’ll also look good. Your confidence will radiate out of your precious little face, and everyone will know what a babe you are.

So in the spirit of not giving a shit about the rules, I give you 20 whites to wear after Labor Day.

01. Tank Top | 02. Bag | 03. Beanie | 04. Watch | 05. Socks | 06. Necklace | 07. Open-Toe Bootie | 08. Knit Sweater | 09. Skinny Jeans | 10. Dress | 11. Wedge Sneaker | 12. Clutch | 13. Sunglasses | 14. Bikini | 15. Nail Polish | 16. Jacket | 17. Oxford Shirt | 18. Cropped Tank Top | 19. Jumper| 20. Mini Skirt

What are your fashion rules?

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Beauty, Design, Fashion, Food, Home

Jonesing for Joe

I’m not much of a coffee person, but lately I’ve been craving it like a mocha maniac. Because I can’t make a good cup of coffee to save my life, I’m not even going to try to share my own recipe today. Instead, here are some javalicious goodies for you brew babes.

MAC Fresh Brew Lipstick

Fresh Brew Lipstick

Fresh Brew Lipstick $16 from MAC

The Lion and the Lark But First, Coffee Instant Download Printable Wall Art

But First, Coffee- Instant Download- Printable Wall Art

But First, Coffee- Instant Download- Printable Wall Art $5 on Etsy

Pyknic Death Before Decaf Raglan

Death Before Decaf Raglan

Death Before Decaf Raglan $60 from Karmaloop

Cold Brew Coffee & Hazelnut Syrup

Cold Brew Coffee

Cold Brew Coffee

Here’s a quick Hazelnut Syrup recipe in honor of my dad’s passion for this coffee sweetener:

Heat all ingredients until sugar is dissolved. Store in a sealed container in the fridge for up to 2 weeks.

Bodum Eileen French Press

EILEEN Coffee Maker

EILEEN Coffee Maker $60 from Bodum

Anthropology Monogram Mug

Monogram Mug

Monogram Mug $8 from Anthropology

Embossed Cream and Sugar Containers

Embossed Cream & Sugar

Embossed Cream & Sugar $17 from Crate&Barrel

Put on a fresh pot, grab you favorite mug, & cozy up to these great coffee cuties!

How do you take your coffee?

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