Valentine’s Day Beauty

IMG_0208 IMG_0206 valentinesdayfashionLips: NYX “Spicy” {Buy one, get 1 50% off!} | Compact: Forever 21

Lately, I’ve been obsessing over bright lip colors for spring and playful beauty accessories. Honestly, I’ve never been one to spend tons of money on beauty products. Rather, I opt for the dupe versions. Through tons of research and blog reading, I came over NYX’s matte lipgloss and I’m absolutely obsessed.

It doesn’t cake up, wear off, or taste funny. I love the matte look and how easy it is to apply! And, how adorable is my new compact mirror?! I went shopping at Forever 21 the other day and fell in love with how adorable all of their beauty supplies were. I’m loving this makeup bag, this compact, this hairbrush, and these brushes. Super cute, right?! They’d make the perfect gift bag goodies for Valentine’s Day!

 

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Red

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Goodmorning lovelies,

As another Valentine’s Day rolls around, I can’t help but feel the love…especially since I bought this amazing lace dress from Pink Blush. I’ll admit, I was a little hesitant to purchase it for fear of not being “pregnant enough” to wear it. Lucky enough for me, the dress is made perfectly to accustom me whether I have a 3 month bump or a 9 month bump. Either way, I’m so excited to wear it out for dinner this Friday. Happy Valentine’s!

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Peach & Pink

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Top: Frock Candy | Blazer: 6PM | Jeans: Scarlet Boulevard {love this brand} | Shoes: {identical} | Necklace: boutique find {love this Kendra Scott one} | Bag: JustFab | Nails: Essie

There’s just something about owning a statement piece that changes your mind about every single outfit you’ve put together. I bought this pink blazer from 6PM, on super sale might I add, and instantly fell in love with it. I’m always insanely picky when it comes to blazers and this one completely hits the spot. It fits perfectly, it’s the perfect length, the perfect color, the perfect style..what more could you ask for? I also want the blue and white one.

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Lace Midi

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Dress: ASOS | Necklace: old | Bag: similar | Shoes: Bamboo

When it comes to my day job, my outfit usually consists of skinny jeans with chiffon tops and leather jackets/blazers. So, when it comes to my days off, I love to wear dresses, skirts, and heels. Honestly, the girlier the better would be my motto. I bought this dress from ASOS about two weeks ago and became instantly obsessed with it. I love the flirty feel of it and the lace takes the look up a notch just that much more.

But, being pregnant hasn’t been the easiest when it comes to dressing “the bump.” Now that I’m 14 weeks and my stomach is growing intensely, I’m finding it more difficult to find shirts that aren’t too short and dresses that aren’t too snug on my stomach. The elastic fell perfectly on this dress to accommodate the growing tummy which makes me intensely happy. I’d buy one in every color (which I’m actually considering, the cream is amazing!)

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Floral Kimono

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Top: Forever 21 | Kimono: Frock Candy {love this one!} | Necklaces: Kendra Scott / local boutique find {love this one from Kendra Scott!} | Sunglasses: Frock Candy

Goodmorning dolls,

I’ve never been one to like kimonos. They alway seem unflattering and oversized, but there’s just something about this one. I love the colorful style yet how versatile it is. When it comes to wearing kimonos, you always want to make sure you aren’t wearing too many loose pieces. With this one, I wore a simple sleeveless button-up and white skinnies. I absolutely love it with distressed denim, too! This one is next on my list for spring!

Congratulations to Katie Slatton & Lauren Brousell for winning a $50 gift card and handbag from www.Shop12East.com! I’ll be emailing you both.

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Biker Chic

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Ever have those days where you feel a little less than glamorous? I was off work yesterday so my husband and I went into the city for lunch and a little shopping. Going into my second trimester of pregnancy, I really like to wear bright clothing and other items that help accentuate my growing bump rather than cover it up.

Well, I received the jeans at the SBS Brunch in ATL last summer and I really wanted to wear them for a little pop of color. Good news? The legs of the jeans fit better than ever. Bad news? The buttons won’t clasp. So, I did what any determined pregnant woman could do: I used the good ole’ fashioned rubber band trick. Embarrasing..BUT..they ended up being super comfortable and no one even noticed.

Anyone else have last-minute DIY tricks they use to help out?

PS: Today is the last day to enter to win a handbag and $50 gift card. Enter here!

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Blue on Blue

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Top: Frock Candy {similar style} | Jacket: love this one | Jeans: American Eagle | Bag: SaboSkirt {only $12!} | Earrings: c/o 12East | Sunglasses: love this pair

Lately, I’ve been obsessed with color. And not just any color…bright hues are on my mind. I especially love mixing darker and lighter hues of the same color. When I saw the blue bag at SaboSkirt, I knew I had to have it. I couldn’t believe it was on sale for $12!

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If you haven’t yet, don’t forget to enter my giveaway, here! You could win a handbag AND a $50 Giftcard!

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12East Handbag//Giftcard GIVEAWAY

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Today I’ve partnered up with www.Shop12East.com for a GIVEAWAY! 12East is a brand new online boutique with incredible bags, jewelry, and other accessories at crazy affordable prices. Plus, they’ve got tons of designer look-a-likes. I am loving this handbag and this necklace.

12East is giving away the Y Clasp Crossbody I’m wearing {photographed above} to one lucky winner and ANOTHER lucky winner will receive a $50 gift card to www.Shop12East.com.

Giveaway ends Friday, January 24th at 5:00 PM CST!

 

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5 Loves

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I’m currently loving:

..these amazing free downloadable desktop and iPhone backgrounds from DesignLoveFest (SUPER cute!)

…that Blair Eadie of AP was “coveteured”, here. SO much inspiration in one photo shoot.

…the article Emily Schuman recently wrote about all of her previous rentals and the love she felt for them (here). As someone who has moved often, yet had amazing moments in each place, I can totally relate.

this outfit from Rach Parcell of PinkPeonies.

this article from DesignLoveFest about insecurities and being a perfectionist. I can totally relate – not to anxiety but definitely to the feeling of needing and wanting to be doing more, more, more.

What are you reading this week?

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Blogging Office 411

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When it comes to decorating my office space, I’m never one to spend tons of money. I’ve grown to love the dollar aisle at Target (hey, you can find some really great pieces there!) and Ebay. I even bought my clothes rack for under $10 at Ikea (here).

I’ve really grown to love notebooks with cute sayings and polka dots. I just bought this notebook and this one last night at Target for under $4 and LOVE them. I always have one in my purse, one on my work desk, and one on my home office desk. And, anything with gold always catches my eye. I also found gorgeous white coral bookends and added them to my desk for a fun little twist (even though I don’t have many books there!)

I know there are so many other bloggers out there who are constantly wanting a cute office space but really, it’s not that expensive. It just depends on 2 things: what you want & where you buy it. Is it a gorgeous white desk you’re looking for? Scour Ebay! Hit up garage sales and see if there’s anything you can paint white! Want an updated chair? Spray paint the bottom of an office chair with gold spray paint! That costs what…$2?! Love the look of books but don’t want to pay for them? Again…Ebay! You should never spend an arm and a leg on anything (besides an engagement ring!) Just sayin’…

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