Friday, November 17, 2017

Friday Favorites

Friday Favorites

Next week is Thanksgiving, how did that even happen???  I'm excited to spend some time with family, eat lots of delicious food and get out my Christmas decorations! 

Harvest Bagels: I discovered my absolute favorite bagels!  These are limited edition from Aldi and since they are seasonal I have been stocking up and enjoying them while I can.  They are multi-grain bagels with cranberries and seeds.  I love the slightly sweet flavor and the texture from the seeds.  If you have an Aldi check these out, they also have pumpkin spice ones but these are the best! 

Embroidered Tapestry Mules: I found these beautiful embroidered mules on clearance at Target a while back for $7!  Mules have made a major comeback and are super trendy at the moment.  I love the embroidered tapestry detail and for the price I couldn't pass them up.  I have really been enjoying pairing them with more simple outfits.  My husband really dislikes them and calls them my "grandma" shoes, he just doesn't get the style.  

Swap Consignment: I have been a fan of swap consignment for a while now and am always checking to see if they have any interesting items on their site.  Swap is an online consignment store so you can thrift from your couch.  I have found so many different items and really nice brands.  I just placed an order and got so many cute things!  Let me know if you would like to see a haul.  If you are interested in purchasing for yourself us the code 25FALLFUN for 25% off your purchase, you also get free shipping on your first purchase!    

Kelsea Ballerini Unopologetically: Country music is my absolute favorite!  Kelsea Ballerini is a relatively new artist and I am really excited to see her starting to make it big.  I got to see her perform with Shania Twain at Stagecoach earlier this year and she was adorable!  This is her second album and it is really good.  It is giving me old school Taylor Swift vibes and I'm not mad at it.    

Slippers: I have a thing for slippers and these are my favorite of the moment.  They are Target but I picked them up from Dirt Cheap for $3!!  They are so fluffy and warm and I love them!  They would be a great Christmas gift. 

Let me know what has been going on in your life and what you are excited about for Thanksgiving!

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Free Country Concert and a Guitar??

For those of you who have been around for a while you know I have won a few concert tickets over the years.  (Check out my Taylor Swift concert here)  I heard about a concert in town featuring Michael Ray and Devin Dawson and thought it would be fun for me and my husband to go to.  Our local radio station had a giveaway on instagram where you could win two tickets, meet and greets and an autographed guitar.    

Both of these guys are new to country music.  It was really neat to be able to see them before they get big.

Devin Dawson and Michael Ray came out and sang together, they are both very talented and really fun performers.  I love country music!

Devin Dawson releases his first album soon and I can't wait!

It was so cool getting to meet Devin Dawson and Michael Ray!

The guitar was icing on the cake!  My husband is really excited about it and has started playing again.  He used to play when he was younger and little known fact he proposed by playing his guitar.
We had such a great time and can't wait to see what these guys do in the future!

Monday, November 13, 2017

Thrift Haul

I have been doing a little thrifting lately and thought I would share a little haul.

I only found a few things so it's a baby haul but what I found I love!

First thing is this really cute gray purse.  I love the shape of this purse it reminds me of an old Target purse I have.  The gray color is perfect for fall.  It was only $3.99

I also really love the tortoise detail on the front.

This dress was $1.99 and I found it in the kid's section.  Babydoll dresses are making a little bit of a comeback and this was was too cute to pass up.  I think it would be really sweet with a denim vest and sneakers or layered with a cardigan and boots in the fall.

My last find was this faux fur vest for $2.99  I am in love with it!  I have a gray fur vest that I love layering with so a white one is perfect.  It is also a little longer so great for throwing on over dresses and tops.  For he price you definitely can't beat it.

Have you found anything thrifting lately?  Leave a comment below with your favorite find.

Friday, November 10, 2017

Five Things Friday

Five Things Friday

Spiral Hair Ties: A girl at work was raving about these, so I figured it was time I tried them out.  I was afraid they would hurt my hair but they are awesome!  They hold your hair tight but don't leave a mark.  They are available pretty much everywhere, give them a try.  Also I heard to put them in your shower if they loose their spring.  

Dear Hate by Maren Morris and Vince Gill: I love Maren Morris, she is so talented.  She recorded this song a while ago but released it in honor of the Las Vegas tragedy.  It is such a beautiful tribute to overcoming tragedy and the underlying love in the world.  The basis of the song is biblical, talking about the devil's temptation in the garden and how God's love persisted even after the temptation was taken.  It is a beautiful song speaking of God's forgiveness and how He is our hope in this world.  

Canoe No Show Socks: I have been looking for no-show socks for a while and these were a great find!  I caught them on clearance at Walmart for $2 for a pack of four.  They have the rubber grip at the back to hold to your heel.  I really like the longer front that covers the top of your foot, more comfortable for sneakers. 

Wood Art:  These art pieces from Rustic Love Addiction on etsy are my new favorites!!  They are absolutely beautiful and I can't wait to find a spot in our home.  The wood is quality and have been hand painted.  If you are looking for farmhouse, rustic decor items check them out.  They are beautiful quality and affordable.   

Faux Fur Blanket: Y'all this blanket was such a great clearance find!  I have been looking for a faux faux fur blanket for a while and this one is beautiful!  It is normally $20 at Walmart but I caught it on clearance for $6.  It is so soft and I love the look of it draped over a couch or bed.

What have you been loving lately?

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

I found a designer bag at the thrift store???

Y'all this thrifting haul!!  I randomly went to a thrift store in town that I hadn't been in a while and hit the jackpot!

I found a handful of sweaters, and can't wait for it to be cold enough to wear them.  Come on fall!

The first sweater I picked up was an H and M long cardigan.  It is super thick and soft and was only $1.99.  After trying it on I am a little unsure of the fit.  The pockets on the front stick out a little and make me feel poofy in the hip area (which I don't need any help with).  I still like it and will probably still wear it but I am a little sad about the pockets.

Next find was an  unbranded oversized dolman sweater.  It was 99 cents so I grabbed it up.  It has a wide neck and is slightly itchy but I am thinking it would be really cute layered over a button down.

My last sweater find was this really fun, bright appliqued sweater.  It is a little crazy and some of you probably won't like it, but I love it!  I love the vintage appliques and the bright flowers.  Embroidered and patches are pretty big right now so maybe it won't look too weird, either way I love it.  I think this was 99 cents too.

Ok, the piece you have been waiting on....I found a Longchamp Large LePilage Tote for $2.99!!!

I saw it packed in with the purses and picked it up thinking it was a fake and I was fine with that.  I have a coupled Longchamp lookalikes in the small version and love them.
When I got home I did some research on how to tell if it was authentic and it totally checked out.  It does have wear on the corners but that doesn't bother me.  Such a great score when they are normally around $175!!

Let me know your best thrifting finds!  I love hearing about successful thrifting, it makes me want to go hunt for more finds!

Saturday, November 4, 2017

Fall Essentials

Fall Essentials

Fall is my absolute favorite time of the year.  All the beautiful leaves, chilly temperatures and lots of layers!  Check out some of my fall favorites:

Mulled Cider Candle: This candle is less than $5 and it is amazing!!  It smells just as good as the $20 candles but so cheap.  This one burns well and is the perfect fall candle.  Similar to leaves but a little sweeter.  

Oversized Sweaters: I love cuddling up in an oversized sweater and throwing on some boots. It's an easy outfit, super comfy yet still looks put together.      

TV Shows:  I love cuddling on the couch catching up on TV shows.  Poldark is my favorite fall show!  If you haven't watched it yet and you were a fan of Downton Abbey check it out! 

Berry and Dark Nail Polish:  I get really excited to paint my nails in the fall, I love the dark colors ad berry shades.  Angora Cardi is one of my absolute favorites!  It is a perfect berry shade that goes with everything.  

Booties:  Years ago I used to be scared of booties...I felt like they would cut off my legs and make them even shorter.  I'm so glad I ended up giving them a try, they are so versatile.  They are perfect to throw on with jeans, leggings, or dresses.  These Lucky Brand Basel booties are my favorite!  They are the perfect shade of cognac and the leather is like butter. If you are looking for a pair of booties that will last these are a winner.    

Cozy Blankets: I picked up this faux fur blanket for less than $10 and it is so snuggly!  As I mentioned before I love cuddling up on the couch with a cozy blanket and reading or catching up on a show.  I love when the weather gets chilly and it is finally comfortable to snuggle up in a blanket.    

Country Music: I love country music all year round but for some reason country music is my absolute favorite in the fall.  I think it has something to do with the fairs being in the fall and the country music takes me back to those moments.  

Pullover: My Patagonia pullover is perfect for chilly weather.  I absolutely love throwing this on running errands or just hanging out.   

Warm Perfume:  Something about chilly weather makes me reach for warmer scents.  I have a few that I rotate through but Elizabeth and James Nirvana Black is my go to cold weather perfume.  It is my absolute favorite!    

Slippers: Random fact about me, my feet get really cold.  I always have slippers on when it gets cold.  This pair from Target is my new favorite.  They are super soft and cozy and I love how sturdy they are.

What are your favorite things for fall? 

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Styling Graphic Tees for Fall

Graphic tees have become one of my favorite things to wear.  I love the quirky character they add to an outfit.  Here are some of my favorites and how I style them:

This Hocus Pocus tee is one of my favorites for fall!  How perfect is this one for October??

Pumpkin spice everything is pretty much my motto for fall!  This graphic tank is so fun to layer under a button down or cardi and throw some fun booties on.

Is there a better shirt for October??  This is one of my favorite quotes from L.M. Montgomery.

Barbara Mandrell said it best, I love this tee and the country flair it adds.  Pair it with booties and a button down to finish off the look.