Monday, November 27, 2017

Gift Guide: Under $20

I love to buy my friends little gifts each year, but that can quickly add up. With lots of crazy deals going on right now, you're sure to find that perfect gift for a great price. Below are some fun ideas to inspire gift giving for all the people in your life.

For your cat lover friend.

For your stylish friend. Use CYBER35 for 35% off!

For your traveling friend.

For your zen friend. 

For your pampering friend.

Keep an eye out for two more gifts guides in the coming weeks!

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

French-Inspired Fashions

I have been very inspired by French fashion lately. I am drawn to the simplicity of the outfits.  The solid color blocking, berets, stripes and lots of scarves is what I love most. I have been on the hunt for simple, solid sweaters. With today's trends, it has actually been a challenge to find a plain sweater. Beret’s have been on my radar as well. I recently added an adorable velvet beret from Forever 21 to my wardrobe, and I plan to wear it with everything! There are some items that I already own to put together a French-inspired ensemble. I have a beautiful camel coat I purchased from H&M a few years ago. It is one of my favorite coats. I am excited to start wearing it again when the  cooler temps arrive. I also own black loafers and dozens of colorful scarves to adorn my neck and handbags. I find a majority of the scarves at used clothing clothes. I have found some true gems for just a few dollars. My next purchase will be a great pair of black denim. An all back look with my camel coat would be très chic. On the beauty side of French fashion, I have been buying every red lipstick I lay my eyes on. My newest lippie is MAC Russian Red. It is such a gorgeous bright red. I will be wearing that all through the holiday season.

Monday, November 20, 2017

AMA 2017: Best Dressed

Last night were the American Music Awards, and while I did not catch it I made sure to check out the red carpet looks. This year I was very impressed with the men's fashion. The cast of Stranger Things was killing it! Check out my favorite looks below.

Sabrina Carpenter

Niall Horan

Caleb McLaughlin

Hailee Steinfeld

Sadie Sink

Gaten Matarazzo

Selena Gomez

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Falling for You

Over the weekend, windy days left the trees bare. 
Luckily, I was able to capture a bit of fall before it blew away.

All images were taken in Akron State Park.

Friday, November 10, 2017

Weekend Plans: November 10, 11 & 12

Happy Friday! Here's the agenda for this weekend...

Friday, October 10th

The wait is over! Listening to reputation on repeat.

The music continues into the night. I am going to see The Aces at The Tralf. Tickets are $1.07, how could I say no!?

Saturday, October 11th

Errands. Fun stuff. I have a few returns, and I'm sure I will find something to buy while at TJ Maxx.

Sunday, October 12th

The bills game is a Sunday staple. I am thinking of making Crock Pot Stroganoff and S'mores Cookies Bars for dessert. There's something about cooler temps that brings out my inner Julia Child.

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Night at the Art Gallery

Last Friday, some friends and I got together for dinner and a night at the Albright Knox Art Gallery for Free Fridays. To our surprise upon arriving, we discovered we could preview the new exhibitions for a donation of our choice. For $5, we each got to experience and interact with the incredible pieces from the Out of Sight! Art of the Senses exhibition. I had such a great time, and I am thinking I may have to go back next month to see, hear, smell, taste, and feel it all again.

Monday, November 6, 2017

Book Review: The Sun and Her Flowers by Rupi Kaur

an ode to the sun and her flowers

parts that make a whole
pain and growth
love and loss
words flow from your heart
to the page
to my heart
I touch the pages 
when the words touch my heart
never knowing such pain
but feeling it weigh me down
lessons of love and life
tales of rising
rise to your feet
love yourself
forgive yourself
look to the sun
cherish the flowers

Friday, November 3, 2017

October Favorites

Happy November! It's my favorite month! Thanksgiving is only 19 days away and Christmas is getting closer. October was pretty great though. It brought cooler weather that was perfect for sweatshirts, beautiful words, a cult favorite, and a holy grail face mask.

New York Sweatshirt. I saw this sweatshirt on H&M's Instagram. It was styled with a plaid jacket and denim. It looked so cozy and cool, and I needed it. I wore it just about every day last month.

The Sun and Her Flowers by Rupi Kaur. It is hard to put into words what this book meant to me and what it taught me. But, I am going to try. Look for a book review soon.

Stranger Things. Need I say more? I finished season 2 in two days and I am so sad it's over. I think I need to re-watch both seasons very soon!

Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay. This stuff is amazing! I have used it once so far and plan to pamper myself with it again this weekend. My skin instantly looked brighter and was so smooth. I may put all other masks to rest because this is the best one I have ever used.