This is actually a dress that I paired with a white button-up shirt for a little bit of a more relaxed look. The dress is from eShakti and they have a really unique concept- you choose the details you want on your dress! For example, I chose 3/4 length sleeves, knee length, and a round neckline. They have tons of options so you can make each dress exactly to your specifications.
I don’t know about you but I am getting pretty ready for the change of the seasons! It has still been so hot here- like 80’s every day which is lovely don’t get me wrong, but you get to the point where you want to break out the sweaters and boots and drink hot chocolate every day! I’ll be welcoming fall with open arms.
I have been challenged by Jane.com and Cents of Style to #BeTheGood. Through this campaign I was challenged to do something, big or small, for another person.
I actually had originally planned to go donate blood, but when I got there and started filling out my forms, I had to tell them about my slight heard murmur and they said I couldn’t give blood unless I had a note from my doctor saying it was okay! :'(
I was so sad.
No, I was not really looking forward to the needle part, but I know giving blood is important and I really wanted to do it! I’ll have to get my doctors note and try again.
Since I only had 1 day to get my little act of service done, I just decided to pay for the Starbucks drink of the person behind me in the line at the drive through. I’d never done it before but I’d heard of people doing that for others and it always seemed so fun! Getting to the window and having them say, “Oh your order has been paid for!” and them being so confused, but probably thrilled about it… Sure it’s only a few bucks, but it’s the little gesture and surprise of it that I think makes people happy.
(Side note: I’ve never been a green tea person until my friend Brittany made me try their sweetened green tea. YUM! And good for you too. Definitely give it a try if you haven’t!)
I’m so glad I was asked to participate in this challenge and share my experience. I think people generally want to help others and be good people to those around them, we just get busy and set in our routines and don’t often get a chance to think about something we can do for another person. This is a wonderful campaign and I hope it urges people to just think a little bit about something they could do. It can be big or small, but just taking that first step and making a point to do something, will benefit you more than you know (and the person you help too!)
I challenge my friends Brittany and Corrine to#BetheGood and find something to do for another person!
I have had my personalized ‘Hayden’ satchel for a couple weeks now and it has been SO hard keeping it under wraps until today’s launch because I’ve been using it non-stop!
I’m so glad I finally get to share it with you along with this brand new color for GiGi New York!
If you think this bag looks good in photos, you have no idea. When I first saw it in person I was blown away. The quality is the first thing you notice, the leather is impeccable and my initials embossed on it were the cherry on top of the sundae. It comes with the removable shoulder strap so you can carry it any way that works for you. The size couldn’t be more perfect for everything I need, yet it remains a reasonable size to actually carry with you as your every-day bag! I have this vision of passing this bag down to my future daughters when they get older, with Mommy’s initials on it and it’ll be just as classic then as it is today.
Here’s something to make your Friday even better, GiGi New York is offering FREE SHIPPING on your order over $150 today through 9/22 when you use code “LITTLEJ” on their site. You can snag your very own ‘Hayden’ in one of their new fall colors, and even add your own initials for that final, classic touch. Navy is also one of their new colors for fall and I was really torn between that and this Wine color! Both are stunning.
I thought it would be fun to do a little themed photoshoot for the big day since I’d never done one, and also give myself an excuse to wear an adorably girly tulle skirt! Let me tell you Emmy and I had such a blast cranking the tunes (“You know I’m all about that bass, ’bout that bass no treble…”) and accidentally popping balloons and erupting in giggles. Not to mention snarfing down one too many cupcakes (okay that was just me). But it’s my birthday, right? I get to have all the cupcakes I want!
I’ve always thought birthdays are such an exciting time! I’m definitely not one of those girls who dreads them and just thinks they’re a reminder of getting old. They’re a reminder that I’ve gotten to live another amazing year! A reminder of all of the wonderful friends and family I have who wish me a Happy Birthday. A reminder to be thankful for all of my blessings I have in my life and the fact that I’ve been able to enjoy them for another year. AND birthdays are a time to eat anything and everything you want.
I’m not kidding, it’s one of the main reasons I love birthdays. My favorite restaurants for dinner, and best of all, my favorite DESSERTS all week.
Last night we went to the Utah State Fair and just pigged out on corn dogs, funnel cakes, Dippin Dots, Dole whips, alligator bites, frog legs, and watermelon lemonade. It was a total blast and we had such an amazing time, it was such a fun birthday activity. I’m grateful for my friends and family, and all you wonderful readers who keep me going on this little corner of the web. Thank you!
If you’ve read my blog for any length of time you’d know that ASOS is one of my absolute favorite places to shop. They offer free shipping, free returns, and every once in awhile they have amazing sales. I just happened to be perusing their site and noticed some awesome things super cheap, AND an extra 15% off right now through tomorrow morning! Take a gander because these prices are seriously insane…
By now I’m sure you’re familiar with the ever-popular lip color ‘Heroine’ by MAC. If not, you should be! Especially with fall and winter coming up, this color is a serious go-to. A sort of berry purple, I find it looks good on SO many people (especially us tricky redheads!)
Well what if I told you I found a super similar color at my local drugstore for half the price?!
Yep, I did.