Wednesday, April 16, 2014

What WE Wore Wednesday

Hey y'all! I'm back sharing with you a few of the outfits I wore this week. 
Here's what I wore to the awards ceremony friday:
Dress is from Kohls last year
wedges- also goodwill

Earrings are from target! 

Saturday, my friend (visiting from Idaho) and I rode the train into downtown Dallas. It was so much fun! Living in the suburbs definitely has it's fair share of setbacks...I love the city. Everything is so lively and all of the hustle and bustle just makes me want to move downtown.
 We had planned on going to dinner and then going up into the Reunion Tower, but we ended up laughing and chatting too long at the restaurant, it closed! So we ended up just sitting in front of the JFK memorial, people watching and giggling while munching on tiramisu. It was a fantastic night. 
All that's to say, here's what we wore:
Isn't she just drop dead gorgeous!?!?! The long blonde hair, her model-esque figure and beautiful, jaw-dropping smile; she's quite the trifecta! Not only that, but she's beautiful on the inside and out.  It kinda hurt standing next to her all night...hehehe, I kid, I kid. 

Anyway, we wanted to dress up a bit but still look sorta casual. 
My outfit:
Top is Coldwater Creek from the outlet store
Wedges-once again, goodwill 
My little pins in my hair were a gift from another friend...thanks Ev!
and the necklace is from franchescas 

Alli's outfit:
her dress is from Marshalls. It has the most gorgeous black and gold lace back...I wish I had a pic!
Sandals are target I believe. 
I just wanna steal all the hair off her head, it's so dang pretty!

and just because...
 If I had one picture to describe our friendship, it'd be this:
Yeah. We've been friends for over 5 years and yes I am posting this for the entire internet world to see...hahaha!
Love you Alli!

Tuesday, April 15, 2014


I have a guilty obsession, and it's something I need to tell you about. I've been lying to you. 

I know I started the whole WIWW thing to get out of my former uniform: t-shirts and jeans... but lately, all I wanna do is wear t-shirts.  

I mean have you seen them recently? They've really stepped their game up.
The other day I bought this one:
 I had a gift card burning a hole in my pocket and ever since I got it in the mail, I haven't wanted to take it off. Legit. If you don't understand it, we pretty much can't be friends.
How freaking awesome is it to support one of your favorite books of all time ON YOUR BODY!?!?!! I can't even. Cant. Even. 

Speaking of favorite books...

I LOVE THIS! Again, one of many favorite books out there, but how adorable is this?!?!
Not to mention that it says Le Petit Prince not The little Prince...
it's the small things, guys. 

I don't even know how else to describe how excited this makes me. The fact that T-shirts with novels on them even EXSIST IN THE FIRST PLACE makes me want to scream (good screams) and then to have my favorites ones on shirts makes it 100X better. For real. 

This is another one of those that if you don't understand we can't be friends. ever. 
I reeeeeally want this one, in fact, I think I might have to have it. HAVE to. 

yeah, this one has my name allllllll over it. 
My wallet is looking pretty scared right now. ha!
(I should probably stop saying this but.... if you don't get this we can't be...
OK, OK I'll let this one slide)

Then, there are some pretty darn hilarious ones out there, too!
For example:

If there was a shirt out there to describe my sense of humor, it'd be this one. 

no wait, maybe this one!!?!!?!
I literally snort every time I see this one. 

Now, don't even get me started on band tees. The Killers have some pretty awesome ones out there... but I shall refrain from sharing them with you. 

What do you think... Are tees no longer frumpy?  Have they transformed into a way of self-expression?

I think so!

(insert image of that internet meme here)

Friday, April 11, 2014

Wait, What? I Won a Writing Award!?!?!

One afternoon, I received a phone call. It wasn't a number I recognized, but something told me to answer it anyway. I'm so glad I did because it was a call from my former college telling me that I placed in their creative writing contest and was invited to the ceremony in a few days (today)!

 I wrote a piece for my creative writing class last semester and part of our grade was submitting it somewhere.

 I chose the contest my school did for the entire state for not only college students but nonprofessional writers...
and out of 700 entities, I placed fourth! I was literally shocked.
 I don't really consider myself a 'writer' because
A. I have terrible grammar skills
and B. My paper wasn't even really that good. It was just a paper I wrote for that course. 

I think it's funny because I only got a B on the paper in my class... I kinda wanted my professor to be there so I could show her that I actually won an award for that B! Hehehe. 

Anyway, if you're curious, my piece was a short story about the repercussions of hit-and-run accidents. (It was actually meant to be somewhat of a fable) It's titled "The Green Balloon".
Who knows, maybe I'll share it on here sometime!

After the ceremony, my brothers and I celebrated by eating at Red Robin.
It's been a great start to the weekend, that's for sure!

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Recent Drugstore Favorites

Today I thought I'd share a few beauty products I've been loving lately!

Let's start with the face stuff, shall we?
Going clockwise...
I picked this up at Target because I needed a good highlighter. I have to say I probably wouldn't have purchased ($13.99, are they crazy?!?!?!) this if it didn't have a buy 1 get 1 free coupon attached to it. But I'm glad I did. It's the most gorgeous pearly pink shimmer that really makes the face look bright and healthy!
You can see above how it catches the sunlight beautifully.

I guess technically this was free (thanks to that awesome coupon!) I had heard great things about these, especially that they were great dupes for those crazy expensive Bobbi Brown ones. These are very pigmented and great swirled all together or used separately. I like using these as eyeshadows, and it's a great way to add warmth to your skin as a bronzer. 
Far left is all swirled together and right are each of the shades

I picked this up initially because a completely matte bronzer is sorta hard to come by. I love that I can pick which color I want to use, whether it's the lighter, darker or a mix of all four shades. It's perfect for contouring, too! I got this for $3.50 at Big Lots so go pick one up for yourself!
(I swirled my finger in all four shades for the above swatch)

This concealer rocks. It covers my dark circles and doesn't make my look like I have makeup caked on. I highly recommend it!

This was one of those impulse buys at target. It was marked down to $7 at almost 70% off. I figured I'd try it and if I didn't like it, I'd return it. Ha! It is crazy pigmented and the shades are all gorgeous. If you don't want to fork the money over for those Naked palettes, I recommend running to Target to get this. The shades remind me of all three of those palettes and are just as good. 
 I didn't realize that this was a limited edition so if you want this go to Target ASAP!

Anyway, these were just a few beauty items I've using and loving lately. 

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

WIWW: 1 Graphic Tee- 4 Ways!

While shopping at an outlet mall with my grandma and dad, we stumbled across the 'perfect' tee shirt for myself.
 I loooove bikes and often daydream about riding my bike down the river Seine with flowers in my basket. My grandma, aunt and I even have a board dedicated to bikes on Pinterest! 
So when I saw this shirt, we all knew I needed to have it. As we finished the rest of our shopping trip, I kept imagining all the different outfit combinations I could create with it (please tell me I'm not the only one who does that!)
Thus, this post was born. Here's how I wore the same graphic tee (which is just perfect for spring!) 4 different ways!

1. Maxi skirt and statement necklace:
The first way I wore it was with this maxi skirt. This was the most comfy outfits ever....maxi skirts are basically fancy-fied sweat pants. No joke!
Pink cardigan-Jcrew via Goodwill
Tee-Loft Outlet
Maxi skirt- LC for Kohls, yard sale find
Necklace-Everyday Icing stolen from my mom (thanks mom!)
Wedges which you can't really see- Goodwill

2. Jean jacket and sandals
I can't believe it's already time to break out my sandals...which only means one thing: I need to get a pedicure! I have to say this outfit was the one I felt the most 'me' in. My jean jacket is a staple in my closet and I loved how it looked with the tee!
Jacket-Old Navy via Goodwill
Pants-Loft clearance (a $6.88 score!)
Earrings-no clue...maybe target?

3. Moto jacket and Converse
I wore this outfit when I was in Ohio and needed a heavier jacket. I love pairing edgy items with more feminine pieces! My aunt called this look "My hipster outfit".  :)
By the way, she did my hair in this picture...isn't it awesome! I wish she was closer to do my hair everyday, hehehe!
Jacket- Kohls
Black jeans-Loft
Earrings(my fav ever!)- Target

4. Flowy skirt and bright cardigan:
I think this is my favorite look of them all! This one felt very Parisian chic to me, what do you think?
Cardigan-Old Navy
Necklace-Forever 21

and believe it or not, I still have other ideas with this tee rolling in the back of my head! But I suppose I will stop with 4 for now. 

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Monday, April 7, 2014

March Travels: Photo Dump + Recap

This is one of those posts thats more for my memory rather than for your entertainment...sorry!

Anyway, March was nuts for me. As I'm sure you picked up,  3 out of 4 weeks I was out of town visiting family, and it was nothing short of awesome! So today, I am just going to share a bunch of photos from both of my trips.

The first trip I went on was a road trip out to my grandparents out in Georgia. It was a 12 hour trip that turned into a 15 hour trip because of stupid Texas traffic.

We went through several states that I can't even think of right now, but I know Louisiana was one of them...haha!

When we finally arrived, we went straight into adventure. My Aunt Tee, cousins, brothers and I climbed 2 waterfalls.

We hiked, swam at the lake, bowled and toured Point Park, a key point in the Civil War. 

We even snapped some family photos!

The week came and went so fast, the road trip home kinda snuck up on us. Good thing our route went right through West Monroe and we stopped at the Duck Dynasty Headquarters.

 We even saw Jase!

I was one for exactly one day before I packed up and headed to Ohio! Actually, it was nice, I didn't even have to unpack my suitcase.

My sweet cousin Will...this picture cracks me up! (That's homemade Mac and Cheese he's coveting)

I got to hang out with my Aunt Denise, Uncle Jon and my cousins for a bit. We had so much fun together, if you can't tell from that picture above! Hahaha!

Then, that weekend, we packed up and drove out to West Virgina to visit with my grandparents, my dad and other cousins. I hadn't seen them in 4 years....too long in my book!
That Friday, we went out to Dinner at the famous Wells Inn and after went to a Frank Sinatra show. For some reason, I don't think we took any pictures of this...bummer!

Saturday we went to an outlet store and had a blast trying on things...some to be featured here on WIWW.

All of us ladies, we really did shop until we dropped!

After the weekend was over, my Memaw, dad and his wife headed out to where he lives, Pittsburgh! I got to spend a week in the freezing cold!

We spent the week shopping and touring the city. Pittsburgh is beautiful!

Wednesday, we visited the Flight 93 memorial which was very moving. I'm glad that I can say that I've been there. 

ignore my face in this picture ^
Then on Thursday we drove out to Gettysburg! I can't find any pictures of that either for some reason, but it was a lot of fun. I was so happy to get to go because my Nana and Papa up in Georgia live close to the battle of Chickamauga  and Chattanooga, so I can now say I've been to three of the major battles of the Civil war... very cool!

Once again, the week flew by and it was time to head back to Ohio to spend my last few days with my lovely family out there again. (There needs to be a term to refer to Aunt, Uncle and cousins so I don't have to type all that LOL!)
I've never laughed and smiled so much, my cheeks literally burned...they all crack me up! We played this game until like 2 am one morning, it's so much fun, you should play it.

On my last day, my aunt took me to the coolest store ever: Big Lots. No joke, it's really cool! I couldn't believe that I had never really shopped there before. Not only do they have the coolest candy (Crush flavored licorice, anyone?), but their makeup section is to die for. The above picture is me trying on their hats :)

At the airport, I had tears in my eyes just thinking about all the amazing memories we made. It was such a fun month and I was sad it was basically over. I was sorta sad that I had to get back to reality (hello work!) and back into my routine. 
Thank you to each and every one of you who made this such an amazing trip! (You know who you are)