Urban Stroll


                            

Sweater - Old
Blue Button Down (Similar) - NY & Company
Owl Necklace - Inherited
Navy Blue Coat (Old) - KMart
Belt (Old) - Target
Skinny Jeans (Old) - Levi's
Boots - Ideeli

Happy Holidays! Yay! 
I hope Santa brought all of you everything you wanted!

This hectic season is coming to an end. I just have to get through New Years. Speaking of which, Shawn and I are hosting a little party to celebrate both. I am planning on replicating a bunch of idea I have seen on Pinterest and other's blogs, and I'm so excited because they are fabulous ideas! I think it's time to buy some more clothes, seeing as I didn't get any for Christmas- I'm running out of things to wear! Plus, the weight loss thing isn't working so well for me. Time to join the gym! My body keeps fluctuating in an unhealthy way, and I need to be steady so I know what fits and what doesn't. Having to take two sizes of everything I try on into the dressing room is not the best feeling. 
Well, I hope we can all melt away holiday pounds together!
Tis the season to set goals that I know I will forget to stick to, ahahah.

Love you!







Tuesday Tips: Holiday Nails!

Unfortunately, I don't have a tutorial, however I figured I would still share the end product.

It's Christmas Eve! For me that means missing out on a family Christmas Party and working until 1 A.M instead. With no holiday pay. Maybe this is just me complaining! I still haven't finished wrapping gifts for my family! AHH! I'm running out of time, and quickly. 

I hope everyone traveling made it home safe for the holidays, I'm grateful my sister did, after a frustrating process to get here.

Happy Holidays!

P.S - A winner has been randomly selected for my Modcloth Giveaway! Thanks for all those who participated, and don't forget to check my blog for other contests and prizes!

Too Cold for Horseplay

Horse Dress- Primark
Grey Sweater - Old (Don't Remember)
Tights - Rite Aid (no shame)
Maroon Socks (Similar) - KMart
Navy Coat - KMart
Bracelets - Collection of made/given/and thrifted bracelets.


I've had a lot fo these garments for a long time. When I used to shop at places strictly like KMart, annd Target. Don't get me wrong, I love buying higher end clothing that has a bit more character, but why pay double the cost just because of a brand name? It never made sense to me. I love this outfit! I normally wear it when I stay inside and feel cozy, because even though it may not look like it, it is very comfortable to wear, and I feel like this outfit is more me. I love the horses on it, and purchased it when I went to England in November of 2012. I was introduced to Primark and fell in love. It was my favorite store and I surly bought a lot of clothes from there! I'm gad they all still fit, it means I haven't gained much weight, ahah! 

Speaking of which, I'm conducting an experiment. I have been taking some Raspberry Keytone to help me shed some pounds (because I can't seem to lose weight no matter what). I'm only on week one, but it is miraculous! I hardly feel hungry anymore, and I find myself with a lot more energy and focus! It's actually fantastic. I don't have a scale, so I'll give an update once I head home to Mom and Dad's for the holidays. They have a scale, I refuse to keep one because I don't want to feel any worse about my weight than I have to. I'm confident with myself, I would just like to be happier and healthier! I hope everyone has a great holiday! I will be posting a few more times before Santa comes (hopefully) and I'll tell you all about my fabulous Christmas! 

P.S I love you. I didn't realize how many people actually read and follow my blog. So I'm taking a minute to thank you for your support, loyalty, and interest. I love you, and whenever I see my views go up, I can't tell you how happy it makes me to know that someone is interested in what I have to offer. So thank you! And Happy Holidays!




Holiday Modcloth Giveaway!

                            
                                 Four Square Dress in Forest                         Autumn Romance Dress & Writers Colorblock Cardigan



a Rafflecopter giveaway


We all know that the holidays means a lot of shopping! But it's so heartbreaking when you can't buy anything for yourself. So this is my gift to you! The contest is simple, you can get up to 3 entires in it if you do everything it asks! The contest is only 5 days long: Starts December 18th and ends Christmas Eve, December 24th at midnight! PLEASE PLEASE leave your email in a comment so I can contact you! It would be a shame if you won and I couldn't reward you just because I can't contact you! This is my very first giveaway so I'm very excited! Please share with friends and family! 

Happy Holidays!

Tuesday Tips: How to Naturally Heal Scars

  • Coconut Oil
    • The fatty acids in coconut oil work like antioxidants; preventing and reversing free radical damage on skin
      • How to use: Apply over damaged skin area daily
  • Carrot Juice
    • Rich in minerals and Vitamin C cleanses and beautifies skins
      • How to use: Mix carrot juice with one teaspoon of sea salt and massage the paste on scars in a circular motion. Leave to dry and rinse with warm water.
  • Sea Salt Baths
    • They act as an antiseptic! Also, it helps to absorb all the toxins in your body which can help relieve cellulite. (Just a little extra for you c; )
      • How to: Fill up bath with warm water and mix with sea salt. Sit in it for 30 minutes once a week.
  • Aloe Vera
    • Regenerates skin tissue, fights inflammation, and provides a soothing moisture to skin
      • How to use: Cut a leaf off the aloe vera plant, and slice it lengthwise to expose the aloe sap. Apply directly to skin.
  • Vitamin E
    • Stimulates the formation of collagen and improves skin texture and strangth.
      • How to use: A concentrated vitamin E oil formula (or the contents of a vitamin E capsule) can be used directly on scars. Vitamin E should ONLY BE USED ON FULLY HEALED SCARS.
  • Bentonite Clay
    • Pull toxins out of pores and helps heal skin. It also reduces redness!
      • How to use: Apply a paste of bentonite clay and water on skin and leave it on until it dries. Once dried, wash off.

Enjoy your natural healthy skin, again!    


 


Makeup Monday: Holiday Favorites!





I love love love the Naked 2 Palette! This is by far my favorite look with it! I will soon try out a bunch more so that I can post about it! Hopefully you all will get it as a gift for the holidays! I am hoping for Naked 3! But we'll see ;) I love the holidays and I can't believe that Christmas is basically a week away!  I'm excited to be with my family and eat the pounds of cookies that my Mom baked, hahaha. I'm a little disappointed that I didn't get the chance to make a gingerbread house yet, but I'm determined that I will!



Plaid for the Seasons

Plaid Flannel - Thrifted
Dress- Primark
Boot - Ideeli

Cookies, Christmas, Crazy family, oh my!
Mom made a ridiculous amount of cookies...literally hundreds. hahah, and Shawn and I were her taste testers, hehe! We decorated the tree, as you can see, and goofed off the rest of the day. I love the holidays! My family tradition is usually playing old Christmas records while decorating the tree after mom puts it up. I usually have my sister around to make it feel complete, but she has finals in D.C like many of us are experiencing. haha, Speaking of finals, I'M DONE! Yay! Until May anyway... I am excited for winter break, because it will allow me to get crafty! To be honest, I'm a little afraid that I'll get too bored; I like be productive. Sorry about the slow posting, as we all know the holidays get hectic! 


Pour L'amour Project!

So I've been working on this cool project for school and it involved getting a group and creating a fashion label and such. I hope you will check it out! It's mock and of course it's a school project, but it's fashion related so I thought I'd share it with you!
(Click the image)


Navy just tickles me pink!


Pink and Navy Striped Shirt - J Crew
Matching Skirt - Tommy Hilfiger
Boots - Ideeli
Faux Pearls - J Crew 

Hello! Happy belated Thanksgiving! And Happy December! Finally, Christmas time fills the air and everyone gets into the holiday spirit! I love Christmas shopping at little boutiques around my local "Elmwood Village" It's so beautifully lit up at night with Christmas spirit. I can't believe how busy I've been, I mean, after all it IS the holidays. I feel like I'm running out of outifts to blog about.  You see, I love to thrift shop, but I'm trying to buy more brand names so that is it easier for you, as the viewer, to find things you like, and discover different shops. Unfortunately, I live like a king, and eat like a peasant. After two weeks of hardly any groceries, Shawn and I finally got some! Hallelujah. Ramen was starting to make me sick, haha. Well I hope everyone's holiday was fantastic! I'm so excited for Christmas break (but not for my finals.)

Please don't expect much of me for the next week, I will be tearing my hair out for these upcoming exams. hahaha.