Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Amazon Designer Dupe Gift Guide Under $50

I am all about the designer look for less, I may or may not have had quite a few dupes on my wishlist this year.  Here are some of my favorite dupes that would make perfect gifts, I believe all of them are prime finds so you can still get them in time!

Roman Numeral Bracelet $11.80: Such a pretty classic piece and perfect for stacking.

Checkered Wallet $12.99: This one comes in multiple colors and is such a great wallet. 

Checkered coin purse $8.99: Another one coming in multiple colors.  This would be such a fun stocking stuffer!

Cable Cuff Bracelet $12.99: Amazon also had an additional 8% off on some colors!

Cable Chain bracelet $16.89: Such a pretty classic piece!

Checkered tote $39.99: Pretty much a must-have for a dupe piece!!  You really can't go wrong with this one.

Roman Numeral Crystal Jewelry Set $15.80: Such a pretty set and looks expensive!

Monogram Backpack $28.49: I love this little mini backpack!  Such a good dupe!

T earrings $11.50: These would make such a cute stocking stuffer!

Ring Backpack $26.59: I own this one and love it!  Convertible and so chic!  Comes in a few other colors as well.

Nylon shopper bag $25.99: I use my Longchamp ALL the time!  This one is such a great dupe!

Quilted crossbody $17.99: Less than $20 for a chic crossbody, yes please!

Checkered makeup bag $9.99: I love this makeup bag!  So chic and trendy but also super useful. 

Star sneakers $34.90: Major trend and so stinking cute.  They have lots of different colors and patterns to choose from.  I do recommend sizing up 1/2 size as they run just a little small. 

T Crystal Bracelet $10.90: I love all the bangles and chic bracelets, so pretty layered up. 

Checkered bag $43.99:This one is gorgeous and so chic!  The perfect look for less. 

Let me know if you manage to snag any of these finds and if you stumble on any dupes yourself!

Monday, December 9, 2019

Black Friday Haul 2019

Late as per usual...I've got a serious case of the Christmas busies and blogging took a back burner.
Alright it's haul time!  I spent quite a lot of time perusing the sales online this year and managed to find a few deals I wanted to share.  I also picked up a few gifts that I'm not going to share so I don't spoil any secrets.
Star Patch Sneakers: I've been eyeing Shein's Golden Goose dupes for awhile and decided to pick these up on deal for $19 over Black Friday.  I'm pretty impressed, they are a butter soft material and super comfy.  I've been wearing them pretty regularly since I got them and no complaints.  Sizing info, I'm typically a 6.5 and got a 38.

Cross coin necklace:  I'm always down for a fun layered necklace, add a cross and some coins for less than $2 and I'm sold.

Leopard headband: I needed a fun hair accessory for perking up my bad hair days or days when I just don't want to do my hair, this one was $1 and I think it will work out perfectly. 

Workout leggings: I always need more workout leggings!  Forever21 had a great sale of 50% off sale and then an extra 40% off, I snagged these for $4.  Even if they are mediocre quality they will get the job done. 

Happy Camper top: I always love a cute graphic top.  This vintage look "Happy Camper" long sleeve tee was $4 and too cute to pas up. 

Floral peplum top: Peplum and Floral???  This top is pretty much me.  It was a little more pricey at $7 but as soon as I saw it I knew I had to pick it up.  It will be so cute on its own or layered up with a jacket or cardigan.  I'm obsessed with that muted floral and of course the flirty peplum. 

Hair bow scrunchies: I picked these scrunchies up and have already received so many compliments!  They are perfect for dressing up an ordinary hair day and at just $3 for the set you really can't beat it!

Sheet set: When sheets are on sale for $10 you just pick them up.  I mean can you really ever have too many sheets??

Designer inspired key pouch: I've been eying these for a while, so perfect for carrying cash, cards and more on my keys!  I picked this one up for $3 and am really impressed. 

Cross chain choker necklace: At $2 I pretty much had to have this cross chain necklace.  I love the simplicity of this one. 

Striped hooded top: Perfect basic top, super comfy and great for everyday.  Plus this one was $3 so it was a must.

Faux leather leggings: Alright so I picked these up for $22 as a Spanx alternative.  I still haven't bite the Spanx bullet yet.  These are pretty good, they look really pretty on and suck you in.  They aren't completely opaque but get you that same look for less. 

Printed scarf: This was a buy on a whim, I can't wait to tie this to my bags and add a little pizazz.  For $1 I thought it was a fun accent. 

Wallet: I'm always looking for a good small wallet to use for my little bags.  This designer inspired one was $3 and looks so chic!

Leopard sneakers: I was really feeling the Golden Goose dupes this go-around.  I picked up this leopard pair for $14 and used some coupons that brought them down to $8!  Y'all the quality is pretty good.  They are really comfy and are so cute!  Another one I recommend sizing up 1/2 a size, I got a 38.

 That's my Black Friday Haul for 2019, I picked up some pretty great finds.  Let me know what you found!!

Thursday, December 5, 2019

Instagram Roundup

Coming back from traveling always leaves me catching up on everything!  Cleaning, laundry, blog posts.  With Christmas coming up crazy fast I feel like I am running around like crazy! 

Thanksgiving was different this year but no less special.  My family came up and we spent Thanksgiving all together with Kyle's family.  We also got to face-time my brother who is deployed that morning.  It was great to spend time all together!  I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving!

I'm loving all the layers this season!  This flowy layered sweater top from Peach is a new favorite for sure!  Paired it with my favorite booties, quilted vest and designer dupe purse.

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One of my favorite gift ideas for this year is this star map of a personalized location and date from Mapiful.  From a birthday, wedding date, anniversary and more this is such a fun personal piece.

Comfy cozy look for shopping, errands and getting things ready for the holidays.  This super comfy cardigan is Abercrombie & Fitch that I picked up for a steal from GoodTwiceGoodTwice is a Goodwill company which means everything you buy helps put people back to work with job training and placement programs.  Giving AND receiving, that's a game changer.  

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While traveling for Thanksgiving I tested out the Cinnamon Cookie Latte from McDonald's and I'm a fan.  Stay tuned for a review coming soon!

It's always good to get back to the beautiful mountains of North Carolina.  We missed out on the beautiful colors but it's still beautiful to see.

This was my Thanksgiving look this year and this sweater was a steal from GoodTwice.  I'm always down for a comfy sweater and leggings look.

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Stay tuned for lots of fun posts coming soon!  My Black Friday haul, gift guides and more! 

Saturday, November 30, 2019

Black Friday Deals Part Two

Back with MORE Black Friday Deals!!!

Shein: Free shipping, Flash Sales and tiered percent off!

GoodTwice: They already have good prices but they are having a 50% off EVERYTHING Black Friday Sale!

Forever21: 40% Off, Free Shipping and Extra 50% Off SALE!


Target: Need some holiday decor??  Get $50 off $100 of holiday items!!

American Eagle: 40% off and FREE SHIPPING!!

Let me know what deals you find!  I've picked up a few things and am planning on a haul post soon.

Thursday, November 28, 2019

Black Friday Shopping Deals 2019

 Anyone braving the stores in person?  I've done it in the past but I'm thankful today to be relaxing shopping from my computer.  Here are some of the best deals I found this year:

Kohls: $15 Kohl's cash for every $50 spent, extra 15% off and free shipping at $25.

Walmart:So many rollbacks and deals here!!  Great gift options!

Nordstrom Rack: Extra 50% off Clearance and Free shipping at $49!!

Belk: Under $20 boots, cute sweaters and more!
Macy's: Free shipping at $25, SO many deals!!

JCPenny: Mail in rebates, gift ideas and MORE!

Madison and Mallory: I couldn't leave out this one!  Here's the breakdown 6:00-7:00 you get 40% off with code BF40, 7:00-8:00 it's 30% off with code BF30 and then the rest of the day you get 25% off everything (even sale items, which is an AWESOME deal) with code BF25.  Plus there are Doorbusters, gifts with purchase and more!

Let me know what deals you found!

Friday, November 22, 2019

Friday Favorites

I'm on a roll with my favorites, this week is totally random.  Two TV shows, a snack, makeup and a toothbrush.  Hold on, it's getting exciting here ;)

Electric Toothbrush: I have been wanting to try an electric toothbrush for a while now and decided to give this one a go.  I have been pretty impressed with it.  It looks really nice and comes with replacement heads.  The setting lasts for 2 minutes and gives you an alert in 30 second intervals to switch to a different part of your mouth.  It definitely tickles and is something you have to get used to but I feel like my teeth are cleaner so that's a win for me.  Also it is less than $30 and would also make a really nice gift.

Brownie Batter Humus: Y'all this is my new favorite treat!  Chocolate dip that isn't terrible for you.  Yes it is still a dessert but it isn't loaded in sugar and actually has some nutritional properties.  The texture might be a little strange for some (slightly gritty) but the flavor is really good!  Subtle chocolate, not too sweet that is perfect for dipping pretzels in.  Kyle and I polished off the container in a weekend.  I may or may not have taken a spoon the the remainder of the tub... 

The Crown: Season three is new on Netflix and I'm a little embarrassed that I am over halfway through the season.  I find the historical look at the royal family life so interesting.  You get the drama of their life, historical events and really good characters.  If you are interested in the royal family it is worth a watch.   

Poldark: Ross Poldark made his final bow last Sunday as the show came to an end.  Definitely one of my favorite shows on Masterpiece.  Beautiful setting, emotional and romantic story-lines and characters that you fall in love with.  The first season is still my absolute favorite but the series as a whole will always have my heart.  If you haven't watched Poldark and you are a fan of Downton Abbey or other Masterpiece series, I cannot recommend it enough!

Anastasia Soft Glam: Rediscovered my favorite palette.  This beauty was a gift last Christmas and I'm still loving it!  Anytime I go for a made-up look this palette is my go-to.  This one would also make a great gift for any makeup lover! The quality is excellent! 

That ends my random favorites, I would love to know what you all have been loving this week.  Let me know below!  

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Cinnamon Coffee

Y'all know I am a big coffee fan and I drink a lot of it.  I don't do K-cups that much anymore, I like my coffee a little stronger and I also don't want to be limited to one cup.  I brew about a half of a pot every morning for myself.
I had seen people talk about putting cinnamon on their grounds before brewing but had never given it a go.  I was feeling a little adventurous this past weekend and decided to give it a try.
I brewed it with cinnamon everyday since, it has definitely become my go-to.

Super simple just sprinkle a little cinnamon on your brewed coffee and brew like normal.  It lends a subtle spice, my husband even said nutty, taste and takes away the bitterness of the coffee.  It's a win for me.

I'm not using any fancy cinnamon, that's Dollar Tree cinnamon right there.

Have you tried this in your coffee?  What other spice combos have you used??