LOFT Friends & Family 2013 Haul

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

If you follow me on Twitter, you know that I attended a private shopping event at my local LOFT. These private shopping events are awesome and I usually wind up going overboard! The guest list includes the store's top spending, fashionable women. We gather together in-store after hours, eat, drink and do what we do best, SHOP! This event was in conjunction with their Friends and Family discount, 40% off. But you could also use any other coupons you had, I had 20% off coupon so you'll see that reflected in my prices.

Now let me show you the loot I scored!

The mission of the evening was to stock up on work apparel. I lost some weight and none of my work pants and skirts were fitting me properly. I found the gorgeous flannel mini that works well with flats and riding boots for work. The shift style is sliming and classic, sure to be a staple in my closet for the next few years. The flannel skirt is not only warm but comfortable. However, one negative, it does wrinkle very easily. Back on the positives, the skirt has pockets! 

A Bittersweet Thanksgiving 2013

Monday, November 25, 2013

In case you have been hibernating, Thanksgiving is only three short days away! Thanksgiving has always been my favorite holiday. I'm very close with my family and really enjoy it when we are all together. This Thanksgiving is really important to me because it will be the last holiday I get to spend with my sister.

My sister is moving across country to be in California with her boyfriend. He was offered an exciting opportunity and she decided to try something new too. While this move is only scheduled for 3 - 5 years, you never know they might love it so much they stay.

My sister, Jess (R), and I (L)

Friday Fingers!: Half-moon Tutorial

Friday, November 22, 2013

HAPPY FRIDAYYY!! I can’t tell you how excited I am to do absolutely NOTHING tomorrow! I’ve work 12 days straight and I am exhausted. After this weekend, it will be a short work week for me and then thanksgiving break! Oh the perks of working in a school!

Back to Friday Fingers!, so I was getting bored with showing you my plain old manicures. While I love showcasing my favorite colors from the latest collections, it was getting old. I decided to spice things up with a fun nail tutorial!

Half-moon tutorial

Friday Fingers!: O.P.I. Fall 2013 - Muir Muir on the Wall

Friday, November 15, 2013

It's another Friday and may it be a happy one! Today is my favorite day of blogging because it's Friday Fingers! This weekend is packed with work for me. I signed up for Saturday Detention duty and on Sunday the school is having an Open House and a holiday event. Busy, busy, busy. I'm definitely earning my Thanksgiving break this year!

Anyway, this Friday Fingers! actually doesn't involve and essie nail polish (shocker!). I decided to try a new color from the O.P.I. fall collection. The polishes all reflect on things having to do with or nearby San Francisco. I picked up the color Muir Muir on the Wall.

Muir Muir on the Wall - O.P.I.

Too Faced Boudoir Eyes Makeup Tutorial

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Hello and Happy Hump Day! Today, I'm posting my first ever make up tutorial. I've been hesitant to do a tutorial because I am by no means a makeup guru. I simply love to mess around with colors and hope it comes out pretty.

The following look is what I wore to the wedding I was at most recently. However, this makeup look isn't heavy so I also wear it for work and play. I created the following look by using Too Faced's Boudoir Eyes.

Too Faced Boudoir Eyes

Banana Republic, GAP & Old Navy Fall 2013 Haul

Monday, November 11, 2013

Hey friends! I have not posted a haul in a loooong time because I was watching my spending and really trying to stay focused on saving. However, I caved. I got most of the things on sale so I wasn't too bad, right?

I'm apologize for the lateness of this blog but with my past internet issues I kept having to delay this post. I will do my best to locate these items online for you. On the bright side, if they are still available they are most likely in the sale section now so you can get a good deal.

Banana Republic

Bold Houndstooth Pencil Skirt

Banana Republic Houndstooth Pencil Skirt

Friday Fingers!: Essie Fall 2013 - Cashmere Bathrobe

Friday, November 8, 2013

Hello Friends! I've been having a great week so that makes Friday even sweeter! On Wednesday, I treated myself to a nail polish binge at Ulta, so I'll have plenty of Friday Fingers! to come. I also hope to have some more tutorials coming your way with the holidays fast approaching.

Rave & Review: Sephora Birthday Gift 2013

Monday, November 4, 2013

Hey everyone! I'm really excited to share my thoughts on Sephora's birthday gift this year for beauty insiders. The gift was a small box containing two products from benefit. One being a mascara and the other being a highlighter.

If you know me personally, you know my birthday is in January. You're now probably asking, why did I wait so long to review this product? However, my Sephora beauty insider card is registered under my mother from back in the day and her birthday is in September!

Sephora birthday gift 2013

Friday Fingers! *Wedding Guest Nails Pt. 2*

Friday, November 1, 2013

It's Friday, another week marked in the books and another week closer to Thanksgiving vacation!! Too soon to start a countdown? Never.

It's actually my Daddy's birthday today, par-tay tonight. Happy Birthday, Bob-o!! I love you and treasure our father/daughter fishing trips more than you know. Couldn't be prouder when people say I'm becoming more like you everyday, you're one of the smartest people I know.

Essie midnight cami and Sephora by OPI only gold for me