• Life,  Sponsored

    Tips on Saving Time

    With a busy work schedule, I’m always looking for ways to save time (it’s a bonus if I can save money too). Dollar Shave Club has a slogan “Shave Time. Shave Money” which inspired me to share the ways I “shave time and shave money”. I thought I’d focus on time on my typical day, especially since during the holidays many of us are even more pressed for time.  Planning clothes out ahead of time I always pick out what I’m going to wear to work ahead of time. Usually the night before, but sometimes I have an idea in my head even farther in advance. This saves me a ton of…

  • Fashion

    Lookbook Store Pre-Christmas Sale

    Christmas is a little over two weeks away so it’s starting to get down to crunch time to get those gifts especially if you are ordering online and want to ensure it arrives on time. Lookbook Store is having a Pre-Christmas sale today through December 14 with great sale prices — some items are even up to 80% off!  If you’re looking for some clothing ideas for a friend, sister, daughter, cousin, or even yourself you should definitely take a look at the site and take advantage of these amazing deals. Here are a few things that I am currently liking on the site and I don’t have any of…

  • Fashion,  Looks

    Asymmetrical Tribal Print Cardigan

    I’ve had this asymmetrical tribal print cardigan for 2 years now and I feel like I’ve been seeing sweaters like it everywhere lately. Over the weekend, I wore this while I went Christmas shopping and I swear I saw so many similar sweaters on the racks. I love tribal print and big cardigans are always welcome in the winter. I think it’s so interesting that I’ve had this sweater for 2 years — I actually got it as a Christmas present 2 years ago, and suddenly it’s everywhere! So first, I need to show these cute leggings. They are so comfortable and since so many of my leggings happen to be…

  • Beauty

    Holiday Pick: MAC Prabal Gurung

    In my last holiday makeup haul, I mentioned how I couldn’t wait for the MAC Prabal Gurung collection to come out. All the promo pictures of this gold packaging looked stunning and I couldn’t wait to get my hands on some of the items. Knowing how fast MAC limited edition items sell out, I stalked the page that morning waiting for the items to be released. As soon as I saw the items were available I put the few things I knew I really wanted into my cart and checked out! I got one of the eye duos (Terre), one of the tinted lipglasses (Light English Red), and one lipstick…

  • Fashion,  Looks

    Metallic Print

    I recently wrote about how I’m loving the embellished sweatshirt trend so on my recent dress down day at work I again wore a sweatshirt. A sweatshirt with a pretty print or embellishments really dresses up the whole look and takes it from loungewear comfort to chic comfort. Metallics are also something I like and the combo of this navy blue with the rose gold, metallic print on this sweatshirt is perfect. Top: Gap Jeans: Express   I paired it with a bright tank underneath which I thought was a nice pop of color instead of the standard white or black. The print kind of reminds me of a cross between…

  • Food

    Transforming Leftovers

    I know we’re well into the holiday/Christmas themed posts now, but I have one last post that references Thanksgiving. However, this post can be helpful any time of year! Thanksgiving leftovers are famous. Most people eat leftovers the day after whether it’s recreating their Thanksgiving plate or making turkey sandwiches — they have leftovers in some shape or form. Well I did a combo for lunch the next day. I had my turkey, stuffing, vegetables etc. and also made a sandwich out of the baked ham. Later on in the weekend I used up other leftovers and made them into something new. My mom made actual Thanksgiving dinner, but I…

  • Photography

    Photo Challenge: Converge

    For the latest Daily Post Photo Challenge, I decided to interpret Converge as a meeting of opposites. Christmas time is my favorite and Christmas decorations are at the top of my list of reasons why. I absolutely adore Christmas lights, both inside and outside the house. They just make me happy! This year I strung up some lights around the fireplace in my house. Christmas lights, especially these small white lights give me the feeling of light and happy. They’re pretty and ethereal-like. The fireplace, which is made of brick, is a place of heat, structure, sturdiness. They are quite opposite, but when put together or when they converge they go together really nicely.

  • Fashion

    Knotted Multi-Strand Necklace

    Normally I keep my look for work, in terms of jewelry, very simple. I wear a watch to work every day and on those rare occasions that I forget to wear one I feel lost. Sometimes earrings and a necklace once in a while as well. I prefer wearing long necklaces to work because they can dress up a simple outfit. Now since I prefer wearing long necklaces to work and long necklaces work best when you’re wearing a solid color top or else I find the look is too busy or the necklace can be hard to see when a print is in the background of the necklace. I’ve been a…

  • Life,  Travel

    Throwback Thursday: Pearl Harbor

    Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day is this Sunday, December 7th. I thought I’d do a throwback Thursday post this week and share a few pictures from when I went to the Pearl Harbor Memorial this past August. This photo is from the boat ride from the shore to the USS Arizona Memorial. They let only a certain amount of people onto the Memorial at a time and you have a certain amount of time before you have to get back onto the boat. It’s basically 1 group (boat full) at a time.     It’s a pretty surreal experience to be there and see everything. This memorial is built where the…

  • Uncategorized

    Old Factory Candles Giveaway Winner!

    The giveaway for the Old Factory Candles has ended and I used a random name chooser to pick the winner. Congratulations to Lena from Feline Creatures! If you haven’t, you should definitely check out her blog. I love reading her posts and seeing her latest outfits and her takes on the latest trends. Hopefully, I will be able to offer another giveaway in the near future! As always, thanks for reading!