Friday, April 27, 2012

Let's go to the beach, beach...

Good morning lovelies - it's Friday!! Can I get a "whoop whoop"?!

Thanks to some (very) last minute plans, it looks like the boyfriend and I will be heading to the beach for a little weekend vacay as soon as I get off of work today. Excited doesn't even begin to explain my current feelings toward this impromptu trip... you know, minus the whole I-haven't-packed-yet thing. Instead of driving myself half insane over packing for 2 days I've decided to go the super lazy route and make a little trip to le Target on my lunch break today and pack there. Yeah, it's payday, don't judge me! ;)

Being the control freak that I am, I made a visual shopping list for your viewing pleasure.

[Pictures curtesy of Target.com]

1. Have to pick up an adorbs new suit and this bandeau is rocking my world. Must. Have! Hopefully my local Target is currently carrying it. Stay tuned...

2. Maxi dress for our romantical dinner plans Saturday night... it's the beach, so this is totally acceptable. Ah, heaven!

3. Floppy hat. Every fabulous woman needs one.

4. A little romper action to throw over the suit to go to lunch on the pier. A must have. (minus the completed awkward bathroom sitch that comes with wearing a romper...)

5. Turquoise flippy floppies. I'm on a turquoise kick - who knows?

6. Sunscreen. Wrinkles aren't my thing, yo.


This fedora, however, will not be in my shopping cart. Unfortunately, no matter how many of these damn hats I try on, there is no fedora on this planet that looks cute on me. Woe is me. Floppy hats for this girl!


I hope you all have a great weekend!

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Celebrate Good Times.

Good morning and happy Thursday, friends. I'm suffering from slight crabbiness today but it's almost Friday so I guess I can't be too crabby, right?

On Tuesday I headed to the mall after work in search of a new MK watch, most importantly a rose gold MK watch. I've been wanting one of these beauties since I brought home my silver MK about a year and a half ago, so it was clearly time to reward my patience. ;) Does it not scream "PRINCESS"?! Loving it!

Tuesday night we had a celebratory date night because the BF landed an awesome job, his first one out of college! I decided to rock my new blazer for the occasion and I have to admit that I might slightly be a newborn "Maxxinista" in training. Yeah, yeah, I got this adorable little number from TJ Maxx - and the best part is... it was only $20. I went in the store in search of home decor and shockingly enough walked out with a (freaking adorable) long skirt and this cuhute blazer. Don't knock it till you try it, loves!

Last, I want to chat about this new little contraption that's popped up in my local Publix a few weeks ago. I headed there Tuesday to grab a celebratory bottle of champs for the BF and decided to try out this "Chilla" that recently took place of the little fridge at the end of the wine and beer isle (also known as my most visited isle). Initially I was totally intrigued and also slightly positive I needed one of these in my house. WRONG. This thing took 8 minutes of my life I'll never, ever, get back. My bottle of Chandon would have gotten colder from sitting in front of a handheld fan for 8 minutes. Thumbs down, Publix. Bring back the old fashioned mini-fridges!


Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Let's Talk Lashes

Today I want to talk about eyelashes. We all have them, some of you were blessed with fabulous ones, others are hanging out in not-so-blessed corner spending boatloads of money on falsies and any brand of mascara that comes out promising for long lashes. I would be one of the not-so-blessed who has spent more on falsies and products than I care to admit.

About 4 months ago I started using Latisse, after my mom had fantastic results with it, and let me just say that I am starting to rock some seriously fabulous au natural lashies. I was super skeptical, mostly because I have horrible vision and the last thing I need is complications with the ol' peepers, all because I'm a brat who wants longer eyelashes, but alas my addiction to all things girly won the battle and I started the nightly (magical) regiment.


Here's my before & current. I'm still in shock and also excited because I'm nowhere near done using Latisse. I've even heard some people have to end up trimming their lashes! I'm sure some of you are thinking I'm certifiably insane for spending the bucks on this stuff, so here's where I tell you my little secret... I use one drop for both eyes (which the instructions tell you not to do - they say one per eye) and find it to be more than enough solution. 4 months later and I haven't died from this secret so I'm guessing it's a harmless one. Not to mention 1 bottle lasts me two months instead of the instructed one month. I'm not telling you to do this... just saying this is what I do and it seems to be equally as effective and also a little lighter on the wallet... if you catch my drift!

I'm also happy to add that I've had zero side effects from using Latisse, just fluffy, fantastic lashes! 

One last little mention on this miracle beauty product. It comes in this big ol' box and guess what? Take a peek at how TINY the bottle is. I know I'm easily amused, whatevs.



Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Guess Who's Back?



Hi friends! I feel like I should start this post with an uber creepy "I'm baAaaack". What can I say -once a blogger always a blogger?

For those of you who don't know me, I'm a twenty-something hopeless romantic living in sunny Florida. Girly girl is putting my general style lightly and I enjoy the little things in life - like yoga pants, forehead kisses, and pink nail polish. I'm pretty good at having fun and am a self-proclaimed wine-o. Once I've had a glass (or 3) of wine I enjoy skimming Pinterest, cooking/baking, crafting, and flooding Twitter with random nonsense. I despise talking about myself so this entire entry is just dripping in awkward.


I decided to start blogging again soon after I got out of the shower this morning. See? I just drenched you in awkward. Sorry! Who knows why putting on a pair of my beloved black yoga pants inspired me to start writing about my life again, maybe it was the lingering aroma of last night's honey garlic chicken or just my completely half-assed attempt at looking presentable today? Either way, I'm back and I'm excited about it.