Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Girl in the Red Hat

I may not have a favorite color, but when it comes to the Holidays, red is my go to color. Red lipstick, red dresses, red nail polish, etc. So when I found this gem last winter, I had to have to it. Not only does it save every bad hair day, it adds the perfect pop of color to any outfit - including today's #ootd.
Hat: Thrifted(Similar) || Top: F21(Similar) || Jeggings: AEagle || Boots: Bakers(Similar) || Purse: Thrifted(Similar)
After a countless number of saved bad hair days, I think another hat is worth the investment. Anyone else a fan of hats? I've got my eyes on this one. Here's to hoping it goes on sale this Black Friday!

Monday, November 24, 2014

22 Thoughts about the AMA's

Because I'm admittedly not good at Twitter and watched the AMA's a few hours late, I'm sharing my thoughts half a day later.

1. Pitbull cleans up NICE.
2. TSwift has the most supportive friends.
3. Magic and Wyclef Jean should have danced a little longer.
4. Enrique is the perfect filter.
5. You think they'd raise the microphone a little higher after Iggy Azalea has to bend down.
6. Sam Smith might not be my cup of tea, but he sounds amazing live.
7. Iggy Azalea has yet to come out with a song I don't like.
8. Lorde's performance makes me wish I saw Mockingjay this weekend.
9. Boy Bands will kick @$$ forever.
10. Pitbull and Neyo make the perfect team.
11. Selena Gomez, what a performance.
12. Why couldn't we see TSwift's face during the 1D performance?
13. I need a microphone like Nicki's.
14. As a proud swiftie, #CongratsTaylor.
15. Josh Duhamel is a sweetie.
16. Way to go Garth. Greensboro stadium was packed!
17. Mary J. Blige still has it going on.
18. Shark Tank people? They pick the most interesting people to present awards.
19. Why can't Pentatonix sing a song?
20. Every time Bang Bang is performed, it's flawless.
21. One Direction is great, but Artist of the Year - really?
22. Booty booty booty booty rocking everywhere.

Looking forward to next year, when TSwift is nominated again ;)

Friday, November 21, 2014

When does Hibernation start?

Just when I thought I mastered the art of waking up early to run, temperatures dropped. At first it was chilly, then I could see my breath, and a couple days later I was too cold to even get out of bed. I know running in 100 degrees isn't fun, but running in 30 degrees is even worse. Luckily it warmed up yesterday. The bad news is it's pouring outside, and will continue for most of the weekend. Guess it's another weekend of hibernating, right? Here's some fun links to get you through the weekend:

For a gal who doesn't wear makeup, I appreciate this video so much.

As if Mindy Kaling isn't awesome enough, enjoy some important life quotes for any situation.

I know the trailer for Cinderella is cute and all, but Blake Lively is making a comeback and this trailer gave me goosebumps!

When Harry Met Sally, Mindy Kaling, and BJ Novak are a few of my favorite things. So how did I never hear about this? I want more!

So this dress might be out of my budget, but that's what these are for right? After all, Holiday parities come once a year.

Not saying I have the perfect resting face, but this is almost too accurate. Especially 1, 3, 7, 12, 14, 18, 20, 22...

I have absolutely zero plans for my wedding someday, but this bouquet is just gorgeous.

This video only made me fall more in love with Michael BublĂ©. Happy Holidays, darlings.

Monday, November 17, 2014

November Wishlist

Is it too early to be searching for the perfect holiday dress? The cold won't go away and the holiday party invitations have been sent. In case you haven't heard, Free People released a new Holiday Collection and it's taking everything for me to not blow my shopping budget on one of these beauties, particularly this month's wishlist item...

Dress: As a major fan of drop-waist dresses and a lot of sparkle, this dress is perfection. And have you seen the back? You haven't seen a holiday party dress until you've seen this.

Card Holder: After attending a conference last week, I have realized trying to carry blogger and work business cards in one holder doesn't work too well. Not only is this option colorful and professional, it won't break the bank!

Hat: I love a good floppy hat, especially my red one, but I'm loving the neutral tone of this one. One can never have one too many hats, am I right?

Boots: After pulling out my shoes for the colder season, I started to notice I have nothing but black footwear. My closet however, is calling for a good pair of brown boots. When it comes to knee-high boots, the options are endless, but I can't get over the braided detail on this pair.

Booties: Yes, another pair of shoes. My favorite pair of booties had its final run last season and I've been on the search for a replacement. After checking the price on these leather booties at Marshall's, I knew it was meant to be, just like this.

Jeggings: These are it. The perfect pair for me. I went in store, tried them on, and then I saw the price tag. I'm searching the thrift stores, waiting for a major sale, or hoping for a gift card!

See what I did there? So discreet, I know. Anyways, just 10 more days till turkey day! Which means family, lots of pumpkin pie, and a possible shopping trip on black friday! Fingers crossed one of these items will go on sale ;)

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

New Hair

Remember when I chopped off my hair? Well, 10 months later and I'm officially at the awkward length. It might have started a couple weeks ago, but it's starting to drive me a little crazy. I like it down my back long or above the shoulders short. As much as I love being able to finally throw my hair in a bun, I'm itching for a new hairstyle. What that is, I can't quite decide. Side swept bangs, framed layers, angled cut, all one layer? There are pros and cons to each, but as long as I can run without hair in my face, it's all good. For now, I've got my eye on these styles.

side swept bangs
angled lob 
choppy cut with side swept bangs
light and whispy bangs
angled lob
more side swept bangs
Side swept bangs or angled lob? Can't I have both? You know what would be just perfect, if my hair grew 5 inches overnight. Yes, I could deal with long hair again. The silly decisions when it comes to hair, am I right? How do you decide which haircut to go with? Any tips for growing out the awkward length? Fingers crossed I make a decision sooner than later. Oh, the struggles of indecisiveness.