Friday Favorites

September 19, 2014

I have to say after not having done a Friday Favorites post last week- I really missed it!! It's been quite the week with this being my first full week in over two weeks - so as you can imagine getting back into the swing of things was hard!! So much so that I was about to go to the gym after work and realized I left my sneakers at home!! I'm ready for a relaxing weekend but not before sharing some favorites and linking up with the fabulous Amanda!!

Favorite Workout

The Tone It Up girls shared a brand new workout this Wednesday. I usually just search their workouts on YouTube, but this one has them actually doing the HIIT workout in a living room - I loved that they weren't in a studio or the beach working out but in the same place that I would be doing the workout! This is one of my favorites that they have shared!! 

Favorite Recipe

I'm a huge fan of Jillian Harris and her blog!! She shared this fab Southwestern Pasta recipe and I am dying to try it! 

Favorite Look

Olivia Palermo's style is usually a hit or miss with me! I really love this outfit - perhaps without the studded leather jacket though! 

Favorite Purchase


I finally bought the Bauble Bar Earrings and Faux Fur Vest from my Fall Wishlist...that's it I'm done for the season! Both items were on sale so it was the best time to buy! 

Favorite Links

+ Lauren Conrad & William Tell were married last weekend and I can't wait to see what the rustic chic wedding looked like! 
+ We can all be Gladiators and dress like Olivia Pope now - The Limited is releasing their collection two days before the Scandal premier on the 25th! 
+ 6 Tips from the Every Girl on how to organize your products

Wishing you all a very happy and relaxing weekend!! Hope you'll join us for Weekending on Monday!! 

xo,
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Fall Line-up | Bucket List

September 18, 2014

I've shared my favorite TV shows returning and premiering this Fall, listed out some wishlist items I hope to purchase / have already made for this season and now I wanted to share what I actually want to do this Fall! 
If you haven't noticed yet - I'm a big fan of lists and thought why not make one for a Fall Bucket List!!! 


Apple Everything

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We go apple picking in a cute little town and usually go to the nearby Nashoba Valley Winery after. We've done this for about four years now and it's a fun little tradition that we have! Once all the apples have been picked I bake an apple pie from a recipe my sister shared with me!! I'll share it with you all once I actually make the apple pie!! Going with the theme of apples, having an apple cider doughnut is almost as important as the first PSL of the season! 


Pumpkin Decorating

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Carving pumpkins is good in theory and then they go bad so much faster than you imagined!! Last year I decided to spray paint and use glitter to decorate our pumpkins and they lasted from two weeks before Halloween to right after Thanksgiving!! I'll definitely be repeating that this year! 


Fall Foliage Drive

The Kancamagus Highway in New Hampshire offers a 34.5 mile scenic drive, with stops along the way to take photos of some of the best Fall foliage in all of New England. 

Halloween Parties

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With Halloween landing on a Friday night and my friend throwing a party - this is a perfect excuse for me to dress up for the first time since college! Have you dressed up in any fun outfits?!


S'Mores & a Bonfire

We have friends that have a great fire pit in their backyard and for the past few years we try to get together for a little back yard party and s'mores will definitely be on the menu this year! 


Leaf Pile Fun

I mean can you even deal with this picture?!
I don't think I've ever properly "played" in the leaves before and so I'm putting this on the list - bonus points if Gary joins in on the fun! 

Fall in New England is hands down the best time of year and also my favorite - the trees are all changing colors, it's not frigid and there is a crispness in the air!! Growing up in Florida I longed for the days of having Fall feel/look how it does in the movies, not gallivanting around in my shorts! I'm sure in a few years I'll be wishing I still lived down south, but for the time being I'll enjoy just visiting my family and friends when I need a little "hot" fix! 

Do you have anything on your Fall Bucket List?

Linking up with Natalie and Annie!
xo,
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Currently Loving

September 17, 2014

I haven't done a currently loving post in quite some time and thought I'd share a few things I've discovered in the past few weeks/months! 


Garnier Ultra Lift

I mentioned in my September goals that I wanted to start a better nighttime routine and also take care of my eye area a little more. This cream does both - the smell isn't overpowering and it really leaves my skin feeling clean rather than oily, which is how some other night creams left me feeling. This is more so preventative than actually reducing any wrinkles - I do have a few fine lines that have appeared in the eye area, but I'll just go with them being laugh lines! 

SOBO Skincare Moisturizer 

As part of the BrandBacker program I was able to try out a new anti-aging face cream. SOBO Skin Care is a new indie brand of natural skin care products. There were a few things I really enjoyed about the product. 1//The bottle made application really easy 2//It's very light and fresh with no scent 3//They use all natural ingredients. I applied it twice - once in the morning and after my shower - coupled with the Garnier Cream, my skin feels very rejuvenated! There's a code at the bottom of the post if you're interested in trying any of the SOBO products. 

Dove Dry Shampoo

I have my sister to thank for this introduction. As a brunette I've had a very hard time finding a dry shampoo that doesn't leave my hair with white residue!! I absolutely love the smell and my initial reaction is a very positive and enthusiastic one! I've heard rave reviews of other dry shampoos, but have you tried this one? The amount of product you get for the price is really great! 

Yogurt Pretzels

Last week I went to Trader Joe's to pick up my beloved Chocolate Covered Pretzel thins...but they were out of stock so I reached for new to me yogurt covered pretzels. These are just as addicting as the regular chocolate covered pretzel thins and hopefully the bits of yogurt adds a little something more to them, as in making them a little better for you! 

The Newlywed Cookbook

My cousin and his girlfriend gifted us this cookbook in March and I'm so sad that I haven't used it more. This is changing this weekend - I've read a few recipes that I'm so excited to try and equally as excited to share with you!! Have any of you tried any recipes from this cookbook?

Gianni Bini Booties

You'll remember that booties were on my Fall Wishlist and my mom went above and beyond and went shoe shopping with me while I was in Florida. I tried on the Vince Camuto booties that I had originally wanted, but sadly the fit wasn't what I had hoped for. These booties from Dillard's were even better than the original ones I had posted!! Even though the heel is a little on the tall side - they are crazy comfortable!! 

Just a few of my current favorites! What new products are you loving?

As mentioned above the SOBO Skin Care links and products
SOBO Skin Care
Anti Aging Cream
Youth Serum
Eye Serum
Face Moisturizer
SOBO Discount Code
 25% Off with discount code: TRYSOBO

*I received the SOBO skincare product through BrandBacker to sample, but all opinions are my own.
xo,
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Color Crush | Burgundy & Navy

September 16, 2014

Paired together or styled separately, I can already tell you that these two colors will be in heavy rotation for the next few months for me!! I have a pair of burgundy pants I bought from The Loft two years ago, I loved them so much I actually ended up going back last year to buy the same pair in dark navy - they are my staples during the Fall! I love the richness that each color provides on it's own and style together they really do compliment one another.
 
You can use the arrows to click through and see some of my fashion and accessory picks with these colors!
 

I scoured the web/Pinterest to find some of my favorite fashion posts! 
I can't even handle how much I love this hat!! 








How do you feel about this color combo? Do you have a color crush?
xo,
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