• Fashion,  Looks

    Cozy Button Down Front Tie

    It’s no secret that I love cozy tops, but a cozy top that has a button down detail and a front tie might make me love this even more. This cream colored top is buttery soft and so comfortable. I wore it this past Saturday when I went for my blow out, hence the hair up in these photos. I took these photos before heading to my appointment. I wore this top with a white cami underneath since it is slightly see through, black leggings, and black knit slip on sneakers. Top: Abercrombie & Fitch | Leggings: J.Crew | Shoes: Red Dress Boutique I love how comfy and soft this…

  • Travel

    Items Every Traveler Should Have

    Image Credit If you’re someone who likes to travel a lot then you know that travelling is one of the best experiences you can have in life, but that doesn’t mean that it comes without stress – especially if you’re travelling alone it can be quite stressful, so in this post we’re going to share with you some practical tips for items that every traveller should have so that you can enjoy your trip without any problems.   Comfortable shoes: If travelling to you means more than lying beside a pool in a resort all day, then you’re likely going to be doing quite a lot of walking and exploring…

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    Beauty,  Hair

    Blo Blow Dry Bar – Franklin Lakes

    Sadly, it’s Sunday already – seriously weekends go by way too fast. But, on a happier note, today I’m sharing my experience at the new Blo Blow Dry Bar location in Franklin Lakes, NJ. Blo is a blow dry bar chain with a few locations in New Jersey and the one in Franklin Lakes just opened this week. They were so kind as to invite me to their grand opening celebration a few days ago, but since it is 45 minutes away from me (without traffic), I knew it would be cutting it close to go after work during the week. But, I really wanted to go and get a…

  • Springtime in Lawrence Park
    Books

    Book Review: Springtime in Lawrence Park

    My book review for Springtime in Lawrence Park by Arnold Logan is a long time coming. I got it last year, in fact! But I’ve been so busy and had so many other books on my list to read before this one. I had high hopes for this book. It seemed like a page turner filled with mystery and soap opera family dynamics. Marie Barnacle is the youngest child of Raul and Tabitha Barnacle. The Barnacle family is a prominent Canadian family with their roots tracing back hundreds of years. The synopsis basically said that dark family secrets loom and that the family have a path picked out for Marie and…

  • Chicken Marsala Ragout + Rotini
    Food

    Chicken Marsala Ragout + Rotini

    Are you a Food Network fan? I don’t watch it religiously, but I do enjoy seeing what’s on when I’ve got extra time. While it’s not my favorite show on the channel, I’ll sometimes watch Trisha Yearwood’s show. Today’s recipe is from her show. I made chicken marsala ragout with rotini. I followed her recipe except I used chicken thighs with the skin instead of skinless like the recipe calls for. So click (here) for the exact recipe! First, I did some food prep and cut up the mushrooms, onions, and garlic. Then, I browned the chicken thighs on some oil after seasoning the thighs with salt and pepper. Set the…

  • Wildwood Boardwalk
    Life

    #fbf Foggy Boardwalk

    Happy Fri-yay! This week felt about a year long and I’ve heard multiple people say the same thing. I don’t know why it felt so long. I wasn’t busier than usual. I didn’t have more work than usual. It just seemed to drag and feel extra long. But, it’s finally Friday so I wanted to share another old photo and do a Flashback Friday, #fbf. Like last time when I shared green and white flowers, I was scrolling through photos on my phone and came across this one from last June. Last June, I was chaperoning a field trip for the seniors at my school to Wildwood. For those of…

  • Health

    What To Do If A Health Problem Puts You Out Of Work

    Being out of work puts a lot of strain on your finances. Without a regular income, it’s so hard to budget properly and make sure that you’ve got enough money to pay for all of your essential living costs. There is also an emotional strain and a lot of people lose their sense of self worth because they’re sat around the house not really doing anything all day. There are a lot of different reasons that people lose their job, it might just be that the company can’t afford to pay you anymore. In that situation, you can start looking for work again straight away and hopefully, you should be…

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    Fashion,  Looks

    Pink Front Twist Top

    I love front twists tops because it’s all done for you and you don’t have to worry about twisting it yourself or front tucking (which I’m horrible at by the way). This front twist top is super soft and I love the mauve-y pink color so much! The top has a soft, cozy feel to it and reminds me of fleece pajamas. It’s the perfect length to wear with leggings so I wore the top with these black and dark grey patterned leggings. Top: LC Lauren Conrad via Kohl’s | Leggings: LC Lauren Conrad via Kohl’s | Shoes: Keds via DSW I wore this stylish and comfortable outfit last weekend when…

  • Peter Thomas Roth Peptide 21 Collection
    Skin Care

    Peter Thomas Roth – Peptide 21 Collection

    Happy Wednesday! For a split second yesterday morning I thought it was Wednesday, so that was a bit of a let down but it’s Wednesday for real today! I’m hoping the work day goes by smoothly and then I’ve got plans to hang out with the bff after work. On to the topic for today’s post. You guys know I love trying out new skincare so I was excited when I got a package from Peter Thomas Roth and Influenster a few weeks ago. I was sent the new Peptide 21 Collection which includes the Amino Acid Exfoliating Peel Pads, the Wrinkle Resist Serum, and the Lift & Firm Moisturizer.…

  • Life

    Are You Ready To Take The Next Step In Life?

    Source Throughout all of our lives, we tend to go through certain periods of transition. The most obvious moments like this are the points where we go from childhood to adulthood, but there are also be plenty of those kinds of periods throughout much of your adult life as well. The problem is that it can often feel like there’s not really any kind of roadmap for these kinds of changes in many of our lives. Not only that but they’re often the kinds of things that you have to make the choice to do rather than things that just happen to you. With that in mind, here are some…