Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Just a Small Town Girl

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Shirt: Groopdealz (similar) | Skirt: Forever 21 (worn) | Necklace: J. Crew Factory (worn, similar)  | 
Sneakers: Coach via Marshall's (wornexact) | 
Bracelets: Bauble Bar (worn, similar) and Urban Gem via Rocks Box (worn

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I'm just doing a little 90's throwback with the tied up shirt....quoting a song from the 80's.  I am a time travelin' vixen today.  When I saw this shirt pop up on Groopdealz, I knew I had to have it.  It's got gold, sassy script, and a reference to a song that was played at every college party I went to.  It's pretty much the best thing ever.

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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

In the Caboodle: July Ipsy Bag

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Pixi Beauty Tinted Brilliance Balm (1.8g, ~$7): I'm on the fence about this one.  It's super moisturizing and smells good.  However, it did not have enough tint to make me use this instead of regular chapstick.

Clear Clinic Clear Spot Treatment (2 mL, ~$9): This is marketed as "an on-the-go clear spot treatment specially formulated with menthol, glycolic and salicylic acids."  It's definitely sized for easy travel; however, I am pretty sure this is just rubbing alcohol.  I tried it on some blemishes and didn't really see any results. 

Bare Minerals 5 in 1 BB Cream Shadow (0.01g, ~$6): This shadow is supposed to be long-wearing and is supposed to smooth fine lines.  I was unable to try this out for a day because essentially this shade (Barely Nude) is the same color as my skin.  However, when swiped on my hand it was so silky smooth and didn't rest into any creases.  I might try it out in another shade, but at $18 for the full-size, it's a little pricey.

Models Own Nail Polish ($5): This crap was the color and consistency of cheap strawberry jelly.  This may be the absolute worst nail polish ever.  I am not even providing you a link to purchase it because I don't want you to even be tempted.

PurLisse SPF 30 Moisturizer (0.5 oz, ~$16): I am a huge PurLisse fan.  Their products claim to mesh natural wholeistic ingredients with more modern technology.  I am not too sure what this means.  Maybe I am putting less horrible genetically engineered monster blood on my face?  Whatever they do, it works.  Their moisturizers are the best.  However, they are a hefty $55.  So, I am super happy to get this deluxe sized sample.  And even happier that it has SPF 30.  It's pretty much sunblock that feels like lightweight expensive moisturizer.

The Glam Bag Deets
  • $10 per month
  • 5 beauty products, some full sized (2-3) in each bag
  • 1 cosmetic bag
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Friday, July 18, 2014

Favorite Fashion Friday #57

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After a two week hiatus, Favorite Fashion Friday is back!  This week's favorite outfit (from 2 weeks ago) comes from Bless Her Heart Y'all.  I love all the bright neons in this outfit tempered by the neutral white jeans.  And I am a sucker for topsiders.

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Thursday, July 17, 2014

Look What I Got: $10 Dress and $4 Shoes

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Dress: Marshall's (similar) | Shoes: Steve Madden via DSW (similar)
Honeycomb Necklace: Gorjana via Rocks Box | Stone Pendant: Charlene K via Rocks Box
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As you can guess from the post title, I am pretty darn proud of some recent clearance finds.  This dress was just sitting on the Marshall's clearance rack waiting for me with it's cute little red sticker alerting me that it was cheaper than my lunch that day at $10.  It's the perfect little summer wrap dress and I love love love the color.  It's St. Patrick's Day in July here.
And if that wasn't enough of a deal for one day, I snagged these black sandals for just $4 at DSW.  After an extra 70% off the clearance price PLUS a $10 DSW reward, the register read $4.  
Since my jewelry came out of my Rocks Box (which costs $20 per month), I guess you can say my entire outfit cost $34. 

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Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Stitch Fix #6: A Casual Fix

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After taking a little break from Stitch Fix, I jumped back on the band wagon.  I think I forgot how fun it is to get this little monthly box of goodies.

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Shiva Filigree Print Mixed Material Top: Market & Spruce ($48)
This was by far my favorite item from my fix.  The pattern is adorable and is perfect for mixing with stripes and dots.  It's super soft and flowy.  It's long enough to wear untucked, but also easily tucks into a skirt.  I don't own enough separates.  I am a dress addict, as you can see from my collection behind me in this pic.  I have so many pretty skirts that I barely wear because I just don't have tops.  I figured this top was a start on my mission to wear all my skirts.

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Monet Mini Facet Bib Necklace: Pixley ($38)
I have a statement necklace problem.  So, I had to stay away from this one.  However, I was not thrilled with the colors and it seemed to get kinked and tangled easily.  This was a pass for me.

Priya Abstract Floral Print Tank: Pomelo ($48)
Although I loved the print on this and it was super duper soft and luxurious, I knew I wouldn't get much use out of a tank.  I don't like having my arms exposed.  It's not really a vanity thing...more like I am always cold when in an air conditioned building.  It's a little too flowy to put a cardigan over.  So, this one went back in the box.

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Lorna Diagnol Stripe Maxi Skirt: Gilli ($58)
It's a pretty difficult task to find a maxi skirt that isn't a tripping hazard on me.  I was impressed with this skirt since it had the wide fold-over waist band, the length could be adjusted a bit to fit this shorty.  However, the price tag of $58 seemed a bit much for me for a striped maxi.  I think I might check out Target for this one.  Again, this one was a pass for me.

Joshua Colored Ankle Jean: Pink Martini ($64) (not pictured)
There is a picture of the mint colored skinnies missing from this post.  And that's because I could barely get this up over my muffin top and zipped.  I think the fly length was about 1 cm.  Stitch Fix clearly knows my age.  No one over 25 should be wearing butt-crack exposing jeans.  Ladies, once you start blowing out more than 25 candles each year, switch to a mid-rise.  I will even take a sensible low-rise....just not whatever the super ultra ridiculous low rise business this is.

And on that note, grandma is done complaining

Have you tried Stitch Fix?  Did you get a box this month?  Let me know what you got, loved, kept!  If you posted it about it on your blog, let me know in the comments!

Disclaimer: This is not a sponsored post, however, this post contains my referral link and I might receive credit towards my next fix if you sign up.
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