October 20, 2013

Fall Winter Wishlist

F W Wishlist

Here are some items that I would LOVE to have in my wardrobe this fall/winter season. 

Coats: A leather jacket is a staple. AS proclaimed by many - your life WILL infinitely get better once you have one.   I'll blame my want for a baby blue coat on Belle (this post). I'd like to get a wool one with some awesome silver buttons, but so far I've had no luck in the stores. 

Sweater: I've wanted this exact bow sweater from J.crew for a year now. It was on sale last week, but I just couldn't bring myself to spend that much money on a sweater. :( 
I also have been loving the Catherine Maladrino line for Kohl's. I especially want the sweater featured and this printed blouse.  

Boots: This year I've been loving over the knee boots. I like suede ones with almost no heel. The ones in the list are from JustFab and I'm really considering forking over the money for these. A coworker wore these with cranberry skinny jeans and it looked like such a fabulous pairing. I also love the cutout in the back of the boot.
On the contraire, I've also been loving short, high heeled booties. I already own a pair of brown ones with a thick heel. This year I would love to get this black pair. Or possibly this beautiful pair from LC Lauren Conrad's line at Kohl's. 

Accessories: Lately, I've been wanting to get a nice structured bag. I wanted one from the Phillip Lim collection for Target, but I unfortunately did not get a chance to score one. 
Since winter is almost here I started to think of all the cute hats I can wear to survive the season fashionably. I'd like to try to wear a hat with a big pom pom on it. I'm afraid it might make my head appear bigger though, so I'll try this on in the store before buying it online. 

Skirt: I love how this girl styled her skirt here and I've wanted to re-create her outfit ever since I saw it on my feed.  

What are some of your wishlist items?

October 17, 2013

Someday Summary: Thursday


- I've been debating cutting my hair to a shoulder length bob. The only thing stopping me is the fact that I won't be able to fishtail braid anymore.

- I've been watching What Not to Wear quite obsessively lately, which makes me question every purchase I made since the show.

'Will I really wear this? '
'What does this do for my figure?'
'What items in my closet can I pair this with?'

- Also, I've been crying my eyes out watching 'Derek' (I think it's a Netflix only show). It's seriously so good and so heart warming.


- Have any of you guys seen Gravity? My friends have trying to convince me to see it, but I'm so unsure whether it'll be interesting to see a person hanging out in the outer space for 2 hours.

- I STILL haven't upgraded to the newest iPhone system.I'm probably the last person on the planet who hasn't.

- My work is having a fundraiser for Breast Cancer and we were asked to wear something pink for the occasion. Needless to say I don't own anything PINK. Funnily enough I spent most of 8th grade wearing varying shades of pink, because my best friend at the time was obsessed with the color. I'm not sure what I did with all that pink clothing.

- I almost backed into another car in a parking lot. Until a person walking by screamed. Good thing I had my windows down. Obviously,  I'm a failure at operating a moving vehicle.

What have you been up to?  

October 11, 2013

BFF Review: Clear Scalp and Hair Therapy

BFF Review
Few weeks ago I got sucked in by a commercial that promised an end to dry and itchy scalp. I was super excited, because I found a coupon for it and was able to get this duo for less than 2$ (I think retail it's close to 5-6$).

Let me tell you, this stuff BURNS.

Here is how first night went:
Get in the shower. La la la. Pour some shampoo on my hand. (On a side note: these bottles are not designed for shower use- I struggled to get any product out. They have a teeny tiny little slot for the product to come out at the bottom of the awkwardly shaped bottle.) Lather, massage my scalp per instructions on the bottle. It stung a little but I figured it was momentary and the conditioner would help soothe my scalp. I followed up with the conditioner only to immediately rinse it off because it made the burning sensation even worse. I kept rinsing my hair out to make the pain go away, but it would not stop. 

Once I got out of the shower, my scalp was still on fire. It stung for another 15 minutes or so. Afterwards, my scalp was red and not happy.

I'm not really sure what caused this reaction. I didn't think I had a very sensitive scalp, (Just the regular kind with occasional dandruff.) so I was really surprised that this shampoo and conditioner had such a negative effect on me.

Over the next few weeks, I stayed away from this product. I tried using both things separately with different items, but the result was always the same.

These bottles have been in my shower for way too long. I think I will have to throw them away. I might try using them for shaving- just because I don't like wasting things. I can't even bring myself to try and give it a friend because I do not want to cause unnecessary pain.

If you decide to buy these, definitely try and check out some samples before you purchase the whole bottle. 

Have you tried this product?

October 08, 2013

Leopard Print

Leopard Print

I've never been much of a leopard print person. I've always found it a bit tacky, but lately I've changed my mind and find leopard print to be elegant (if it is not overdone). You definitely won't see me walking around in a leopard print fur coat anytime soon, but I've been thinking of finding some delicate leopard print flats or a belt to my wardrobe. The outfits above are what I would wear if I wear to style a leopard print item.

I've tried pairing a leopard print scarf with these outfits and I found that to be too out of my comfort zone. I'll stick to shoes or belts for now. All of the outfits are simple everyday things that I see myself wearing all the time. Adding a leopard printed item to the outfit transforms it from casual wear to stylish chic.

How do you wear leopard print?

October 02, 2013

Let's Start a Conversation: The Purple Purse Campaign

DISCLOSURE: This post is sponsored by Allstate and
 we will be compensated in cooperation with Latina Bloggers Connect

Hello Lovely BFF's,

As some of you may know, October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Domestic violence occurs 145 times every hour and 35 women die each day. This is an issue that affects millions and is often not talked about and misunderstood; more than one third of Americans have never discussed the issue of domestic violence with friends and family. Can you imagine having to go through something like this alone without resources or support?

The Purple Purse 

purple purse, allstate, purple purse campaign, domestic violence awareness month, domestic violenceStarted in 2011, the Allstate Foundation’s Purple Purse Campaign provides a way to start the difficult conversation around the issue of domestic violence. But why a purple purse? The Allstate Foundation chose to start the Purple Purse Campaign for a variety of reasons. The purse represents a woman’s financial domain (freedom and independence) and the color purple is often used by domestic violence campaigns.

The Allstate Foundation is sending out more than 1,000 purple purses that will be passed between co-workers, friends, and family. For every purse passed along and checked in at PurplePurse.com, Allstate will donate $5 to the YWCA.

What we know is that 1 in 4 women are affected by domestic violence and that financial knowledge and resources are the number one determinant whether they choose to stay, leave, or even return with an abusive partner, which is why Allstate will donate up to $350,000 to YWCA programs that will provide resources to women in need and help survivors of domestic abuse.

You Can Help

Together BFF’s we can help ignite conversations about the issue of domestic violence and help so that those affected by domestic violence can get the resources and help they need. And don't worry, if you are not able to get your hands on a purple purse, you can pass on a virtual purple purse by clicking below and sharing on all your social media sites. Thank You.

For more information visit Facebook.com/purplepurse or PurplePurse.com

If you need immediate help, call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-SAFE (7233) or TTY 1-800-787-3224.