Friday, March 22, 2013

Try Day Friday: Forever21 and Target (and H&M)

It's finally Friday again! Hooray!

For this Try Day Friday, I have a mini haul from H&M, Forever21, and Target.  Let me preface all the photos by apologizing for the clutter in the photos (a very unfortunate byproduct of home remodeling). 

I'll start with my one shirt from H&M.  I already have plenty of chambray shirts but I really liked this one.  I talked myself into getting it since this one has a different pattern and wash than my other ones.  Does anyone enable themselves like that too? Or maybe I'm weird. Anyway... this shirt has a very subtle yet pretty pattern (not quite floral but not dots either).  Kinda hard to explain exactly what it but hopefully you can see it in the photo.  This top was a little under $30 if I remember correctly.  I find the fit to be very flattering and the material to be a good weight.  I would recommend this if you're looking for a non-plain/solid chambray shirt.

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Drugstore Eyeliners

Happy Humpday, people!

I'm always on the lookout for good dupes at the Drugstore since I hate (HATE) spending extra money on things that I don't have to.  I mean, why would I pay 20something dollars for a good eyeliner if I can get an equally good one for a fraction of the cost??

In the top photo from back to front: Rimmel Scandal Eyes waterproof eyeliner (in Brown and Taupe), Maybelline Master Drama eyeliner in Coal Commander,  and Jordana FabuLiner liquid eyeliner (in Black and Brown)

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

The Weekend

Why do the weekends always seem too short? I guess in this case it was shorter... damn time change. Anyway, I hope everyone had a fantastic weekend!

I started my Saturday with a 12mile training run (btw, if anyone is interested I found these magical supplements that help with your recovery) and ended the day at the lake for dinner with a view of the sunset. Oh yes, just about as romantic as you can get... sitting on the bench with a burrito in hand. And a Coke Zero on the bench next to me. But really though, it was a very enjoyable meal.

Friday, March 8, 2013

Try day Friday

Happy Friday everyone! I thought I'd try to be more consistent with my posts.  I'm going to institute try day Friday where I'll post pics of all the things I try on (or what I remember to take pictures of anyway).  Let's kick this off with goodies from my favorite store, Forever21.

Now this first dress, I just about died when i saw it.  It's very retro-vintage to me.  I picked the navy one over the white one (because you know how things can tend to look a little see-through; especially from F21).  It has little white hearts all over it and ties across the waist.  I think I'm going to replace that belt with a red one for an extra pop.  And when I saw the price, I died again. $13.50! how can you not love that.
Heart dress

This second dress looked waaay cuter in person.  It also comes in coral! Actually, when I first looked back at the photo I took it almost made me not buy it.  I thought it cut me off and made me look short(er) in the photo.  But it was so cute in person that I couldn't resist! Excuse the clutter and my barefootedness in these photos. I'll try to do a better job of keeping it presentable next time. Although one could argue that you can't make Toms work with this dress anyway. ;)
Unfortunately, I can't seem to find it online anymore, but here is a similar one. And this tie-dye one is super cute. I wanted to buy this one when I first saw it online. But I don't wanna go hi-low crazy here.

And just because it's Friday, here a picture of things that make me happy. I like how 3 out of the 4 are food items. Gosh I'm a fatty. Have a happy Friday and enjoy your weekend!
Going clockwise: Chanel Fracas nailpolish, Grilled cheese tomato bacon sandwich with tomato soup from The Melt, Sprinkles Raspberry Chocolate Chip cupcake, and Philz Iced Mint Mojito

Friday, March 1, 2013

Final Europe Recap: Paris

I can't believe I'm on the very last recap of the trip!  I hope you've found them somewhat amusing and not a snooze fest.  In the last photo from the previous post, I was on the train bound for Paris.  Now, I was a little worried about traveling to Paris seeing as how neither the hubs nor I ever took french.  And what little french we learned on the crash-course audio guide was very very basic. Both of us took spanish in high school so when we were in Spain it was pretty easy to get around. But France is a whole new ball game. You can't even try to make it out cuz it's nothing like spanish! Luckily the Parisians speak a fair amount of english so we were never had any problems.

Here's the apartment where we stayed.  It was really lovely (minus the four flights of narrow wooden steps that we had to carry our suitcases up and down).  The landlady was super nice and even printed out maps with restaurant recommendations!