I’ve come to the sad realization that I hate lunch. Nothing about it excites me. I never know what to have and healthy salads just don’t fill me up. On the other hand, I love breakfast because I can have pancakes, waffles, eggs benedict, etc and I love dinner because there are so many amazing options and I get to look forward to dessert afterwards! For as long as I can remember, I’ve struggled with finding things to eat for lunch. I want something that’s super tasty, something that will fill me up (but not too much) and something that I can have other things with…like almonds or avocado toast or (if I’m being unhealthy) chips. Can you tell I’m high maintenance when it comes to lunch??
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I’ve come to the conclusion that even though it’s not technically Spring yet and even though it doesn’t really feel warm out (yet), I still want to wear Spring clothes. I just want to throw on some cute jean shorts and a long sleeve blouse, or rock a floral print dress. Who’s with me?! So since I’m in a Spring timey mood, all of these under 50 picks will reflect that. Grab a tropical cocktail (not sure where you might grab one…unless your on vacay…but maybe you can make one) and let’s browse some affordable Spring outfit ideas!
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Happy International Women’s Day! “Here’s to strong women. May we know them, may we be them, may we raise them.” I’m so proud to be a women in today’s world! I am also so proud to have such strong women in my life…my Mom, my Sister, my Aunts, and my Grandma!
As women, we have made so many positive changes to the world and it’s only going to get better from here! We have strong voices, strong minds and strong hearts. We have gotten this far by building ourselves up and by building each other up. Since it’s International Women’s Day, I thought I would write down all my favorite self empowerment quotes for women. Hopefully these make you feel like a #girlboss…and make you want to conquer each and every day!
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This is a new kind of post for me…the recipes that I usually post on here are full of butter, sugar and just yummy, bad for you, goodness. But this time I thought I would switch it up and post a recipe that’s super healthy for you. And by super healthy, I mean super healthy…these muffins have got chia seeds, flaxseed meal, agave, raw coconut shavings, banana and tons more “good for ingredients.”
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I hope everyone had a great weekend! My boyfriend was out of town at a bachelor party so I spent my weekend cleaning, watching the olympics and selling some old clothes/accessories on eBay. I’ve decided that for this weeks under 50 post, we’re going to forget about chunky, dark, Winter clothes and instead focus on bright, happy Spring clothes! All of the picks in this post will 100% spice up your Spring wardrobe game and I’m actually really excited. I love all the pastel colors and lighter weight clothing that you can wear during the Spring! So without further ado, let’s spring into the post (that was a rough one, I know). Also, do you think I used the word Spring enough in this opening paragraph? (hint-I used it 5 times…)
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I feel like it’s been so long since I’ve done a beauty post on here! But that’s about to change because I really wanted to share with you guys my all time fave, holy grail skincare products! I was cleaning out my bathroom drawers the other day and was really focusing on getting rid of any skincare products that I didn’t like or just didn’t use anymore. So now, all I’m left with are the products I can’t live without. Some are affordable and some are more high-end…I tend to splurge on moisturizers and save on face wash.
All of these products are geared toward people with dry skin. My skin is constantly dry and I need to moisturize it at least 3 times a day. I also have a very tiny bit of texture on my cheeks so I like to exfoliate at least 3 times a week to keep that texture at bay. Anyway, let’s get talkin’ about skincare! Please let me know in the comments below what your holy grail skincare products are…I would love to test out some new ones!
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This weeks under 50 picks are going to be a lil’ different…I’ve been super into home decor recently so all of these picks will be home decor related!! Don’t worry, next week we will get back to our regularly scheduled fashion under 50 picks. But I do hope you enjoy these home decor picks! Also…over half of these picks are on sale!! So grab your wallet and get ready for some amazing savings!
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There’s nothing better than scoring an awesome deal. Wait…or is there nothing better than saving up and splurging on something you really want? I agree with both of those which is why I still haven’t decided which store I love more…Nordstrom or Nordstrom Rack. Nordstrom Rack has some amazing deals on some awesome pieces while Nordstrom…well is just Nordstrom. In this post, I wanted to compare some very similar pieces from both of these stores and recommend whether you should splurge on the Nordstrom item or save on the Nordstrom Rack item. I also thought I would separate this into two sections…clothing and shoes. If you guys like this post then I’m thinking about doing another one but with two other sections…accessories and homeware! So let me know what you think of this kind of post in the comments down below!
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This post took me about an hour longer than usual because Olympic curling was on TV and distracting me. I’m an avid Olympics watcher so I’m very excited for these next two weeks…go team USA!
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I started blogging (and created my blog’s Instagram) back in August. I had heard of rewardStyle and liketoknow.it a little bit before I entered into the world of blogging but once I was actually a part of this world, it was literally all I saw! I followed so many amazing bloggers and Instagrammers who were part of the rewardStyle community and it instantly made me want to join. So in early October I (impulsively) decided to go ahead and apply. I got the rejection email almost immediately. In the rejection email, they tell you not to apply for another 4 months (at least). It was a huge let down because I had been so excited.
After reading that email, I was determined to make my blog and Instagram the best that it could be. I had no idea if they would accept me when I went to apply again this past week…but they did! I got the acceptance email the next morning and I was so thrilled! (it sounds like I’m talking about getting accepted into college lol) After I posted my first liketoknow.it Instagram picture, I had a few people reach out to me asking what I did to get accepted. I know there are so many people out there who get rejected once, twice, or even three times. Please don’t get discouraged! In this post, I’m going to talk about the 3 main things I did after being rejected…and how they helped me get accepted!
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First off I just want to say I’m so sorry for missing last week’s under 50 picks post! I was home for my sisters 21st birthday and then when I came back to LA Sunday night, I didn’t have time to write the post. But have no fear! The under 50 picks post is back and better than ever! (Well I’m not sure about the better than ever part…but it’s definitely back). This week’s picks are full of fun accessories, cute mules, and (as always) oversized sweaters. Enjoy!!
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Can you believe it’s already almost Valentines Day?! I feel like January went by really slow but then at the same time, it went by really fast. (Does that even make sense?) If Valentines Day has snuck up on you (like it’s snuck up on me) and you’re not quite sure what you’re going to wear…have no fear! That’s what this post is for! It doesn’t matter if you’re going out on a fancy date with your boyfriend, to a laid back dinner with your husband, or having a fun girls night out with your besties…these outfit ideas have got you covered!
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Guys, Valentines Day is right around the corner..and you know what that means. Do nothing until the day after Valentines Day when all the chocolates go on sale? No not that…or yes do that but it’s also time to start thinking about some gift ideas for that special guy in your life. This post will include gift ideas for anyone who has a boyfriend, fiancé, or hubby. Some of these gift ideas I’ve actually used before (and they were each a huge success) and some of them will be new ideas I’ve just come across! I’ll list them all down below and include links to each gift’s original page…so you can see where to buy it/how to make it/etc. If you don’t want to go the gift route, just taking your significant other out to a nice dinner is an amazing, special gift. My boyfriend actually just told me today about the reservation he made for our Valentines Day dinner! I’m super excited. Anyway, I’m sure you’re all dyyyyying to get some gift ideas so here they are!
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Happy Monday you guys! This week’s under 50 picks post includes lots of blush-pink colored clothing, oversized sweaters, and slip on sneakers!
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To be honest, I’ll take a good dewy, inexpensive, long-lasting drugstore foundation over high end foundation any day of the week. There are so many great drugstore foundations out there, so I wanted to dedicate a blog post to them. I feel like my skin changes color a lot (aka getting tan and losing that tan) so I have to buy like 4 different shades of foundation every year. Since I can’t really justify buying 4 different bottles of high end foundation a year…I buy 4 different bottles of $10 drugstore foundation. As you can tell from the title, these foundations I’m going to be talking about are all for dry skin. My skin (bless it’s heart) is always extremely dry and sometimes dull looking. So the foundations I use are dewy and geared toward dry skin. Dew (I’m sorry, I just had to use this pun) you want to know what the best drugstore foundations are?! Then just keep reading!
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Thank you all so much for making the first ever “under 50 picks” blog post so successful! I’m so glad I started this series! Now without further ado…here is week 2 of my under 50 picks!
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Instagram is hard. Instagram is really hard. It’s hard to keep up with, it’s hard to post quality pictures every day, and it’s hard to stay motivated when there’s all this algorithm stuff messing with your account and feed. The algorithm has definitely affected my account but I’m still trying to have fun and post about the things I love. I’ve been on the ‘gram for years and throughout those years I’ve learned a few things you should and shouldn’t be doing. All of these do’s and don’ts will help you better your Instagram account…from followers, to engagement, to aesthetics and more! Continue reading “5 Do’s and Don’ts for Instagram”
Welcome to my first ever “Under 50 Picks” blog post! I’m really excited to start this new series! Each under 50 post will go live every Monday and it will be a collection of my favorite fashion pieces for that week (under $50)! This idea came from Teggy French…she’s one of my favorite fashion bloggers! She does Under 100 picks every week but I wanted to keep it super affordable…that’s why my picks are under $50! I’m so excited to start and I hope you enjoy this new series!
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Tis’ the new year! And you know what that means…new year new me ?? To be honest, I’m not a huge fan of that saying. I feel like trying to live up to that phrase puts so much pressure on yourself to change. A new year doesn’t mean you have to change. A new year might just mean you start to focus on certain things that help better yourself. And that’s what I want to talk about in this post! 5 healthy habits to focus on in 2018. Let’s make 2018 the best year yet! Who’s with me!
Happy 2018 everyone!! Since it’s the start of a new year, I thought I would do a best of beauty 2017. I’ve tried so many new products during the past year and I want to share my favorites with you all! I love both drugstore and high-end products so there will be a mix of both in this list. I know I’ll continue to love these products in the coming year but I can’t wait to see what kind of new and amazing products 2018 brings!
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Is there anything better than a classic chocolate chip cookie?! Well I’m here to tell you that, yes. Yes there is. It’s a chewy, gooey, chocolate chip cookie. Honestly, these are better than your Grandmother’s recipe. I’m sorry if I’m being a bit dramatic…I’ll try to tone it down…let’s start again.
You haven’t lived until you’ve tried one of these cookies. There, is that better?
I usually don’t get this hyped about a CCC but these are the best I’ve ever had. They’re super simple to make and they keep for a decent amount of time too. So, if you like chewy and gooey cookies, these were made for you. Now, throw on your cutest apron and grab a spatula cause you need to get baking…ASAP.
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Happy “week after Christmas” everyone! I hope you all had an amazing holiday with family and friends. Does anyone else get the post-Christmas blues? I always feel a little sad when it’s all over. But do you know what helps cure these post-Christmas blues?! HUGE SALES!!! It seems like almost every store is having a sale right now. And they’re all amazing. I did a little online shopping yesterday for myself and I bought 6 things…for a grand total of $80. So grab your wallet and/or Christmas money and let’s get to shopping!
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Merry Merry Christmas everyone!! Today is the last day of blogmas…can you believe it?? I actually can’t believe I posted every day…I’m so proud of myself! (lol) I had so much fun and really enjoyed the challenge. I can’t wait to do it next year! I also want to thank each and every one of you who read my blogmas posts! Thank you for your support and kind words! It meant so much to me!
I hope you’re all enjoying this day with family and friends. Enjoy every second of it! So since it’s the last day, I thought I would leave you guys with a few funny Christmas pictures/memes/cards/etc … hopefully they make you laugh! Continue reading “Merry Christmas!!!”
Merry Christmas Eve everyone! I hope you’re all having a nice relaxing Christmassy day filled with family and friends. I spent most of today in the airport and on a plane. I was visiting my family in New Jersey and just flew back here to LA. If you haven’t traveled on Christmas Eve I’m here to tell you…that it’s absolutely insane. The plane I flew on was a 3x4x3…like the ones that fly overseas to Dubai or something. It seemed like everyone and their mother was trying to fly somewhere today.
Ok enough of my rambling…for the second to last day of Blogmas I wanted to write about my Christmas Eve traditions (they won’t be my traditions this year since I’ll be in LA but this is what they usually are).
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Sugar scrubs make a really great, cute Christmas gift. They’re usually really easy to make and you can put them in festive jars for gifting. Sugar scrubs are great for this time of year because they exfoliate your skin and leave it nice and moisturized. And who doesn’t need that during these dry winter months?! Add on top of that, they’re Christmas scented…so you’re sure to have a winning gift! If you don’t want to give these scrubs away, just keep them for yourself cause who doesn’t need a little pampering this time of year!
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If you’re looking for a last minute cookie recipe to make for Christmas Eve or Christmas Day…I got you covered. These candy cane cookies are so easy (and so cute) to make! It took me about 15 minutes in total to whip these up (not including bake time)….so I highly recommend this recipe if you’re in a pinch! They also taste really good. There’s peppermint extract in them so they’re a bit minty, while still tasting sweet! Now lets get to bakin’!
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Christmas dinner is my second favorite meal of the year…(Thanksgiving is, of course, my first favorite). My family usually goes all out…we have like eight sides and three main dishes for Christmas dinner. (Can you tell my family and I are a bunch of food lovers?!) I literally dream about the corn soufflé and garlic mashed potatoes weeks before Christmas dinner. Since I love these dishes so much, I thought it would be fun to share them with you all! I have included four recipes that my family makes every year and then one recipe that I made for Thanksgiving this year. Let me know in the comments below what your favorite Christmas dinner side dishes are! Now, if you’re hungry you might want to go grab a snack…cause these upcoming recipes will make your mouth water…
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If you want to impress your friends and family this Christmas season, all you have to do is make a DIY Christmas card. Everyone loves Christmas cards…but homemade ones are the best of the best. If anyone ever gave me a homemade card I would probably tear up… So this Christmas season, spend an extra 15 minutes creating a DIY Christmas card. And I promise you, whoever you give it too will love it 10x more. I found a bunch of really fun cards online…but I didn’t have time to make like 6 different kinds (sorry guys!!). So I thought I would just link each DIY card to the person’s blog/website who came up with the idea! Just click on the link and it will take you directly to the instruction page! Now…grab your scissors and glue and let’s get to crafting!
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I’m an extremely nosy person…hate to admit that…but I am. I love knowing what people are up to, what the inside of their houses look like and exactly how they decorate their space. So I thought I would share with you guys how I decorated my home for Christmas this year! I live in a two bedroom apartment so I don’t have too much space to decorate (which is either a blessing or a curse…I haven’t decided yet). I went around and took a bunch of pictures of the main living space…hopefully these pictures put you in the Christmas spirit and maybe give you some ideas for next year! (Or this year if you’re still decorating). FYI this is going to basically be like a picture book…so let your inner kid rejoice. I will also be sure to link everything (that’s still available). Enjoy the tour!
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Everyone loves Home Alone, Elf, and Christmas Vacation…but I think there are some Christmas movies that tend to slide under the radar. I thought it would be fun to talk about some of those more underrated movies because in my opinion, you can only watch Elf so many times. So without further ado, here are some underrated Christmas movies to add to your watch list…
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Get into the holiday spirit (get it…) with these 4 festive holiday drink recipes! What’s better than watching a Christmas movie or wrapping Christmas presents with a glass of homemade spiked eggnog? You could even make these for a Christmas party…they’re sure to be a huge hit. Grab your favorite glass and bottle of rum and lets get to cocktailin’ (I just made up a new word!) Continue reading “Festive Holiday Drinks”
Who likes saving money? Who likes saving time? Who likes free stuff? Who likes cute Christmas gift tags? If you answered yes to any of those, then you’ll love this post! Sometimes, going out and buying tons of Christmas present gift tags is a waste of time and money. And a lot of times those tags aren’t even that cute. So I searched online and found a bunch of really great bloggers/websites who created cute free printable Christmas tags! How cool is that!
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I like to think of myself as a relatively creative and crafty person. Each year I try to make at least one DIY Christmas gift. It’s so fun when you give someone a DIY gift (but they don’t know it) and they ask where you bought it…and then you get to tell them that you made it yourself! That’s my favorite part. So for Blogmas this year I knew I definitely wanted to include a DIY Christmas gift idea blog post…and here it is! I hope you get some inspiration and motivation to tackle some of your own DIY gifts this year!
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NYC is spectacular any time of year. My family lives about an hour away from the city so I’ve grown up going there fairly often. I even interned there a few summers ago. But Christmas time in NYC is a whole different story. It literally becomes a different world. The entire city lights up with Christmas lights, everyone becomes friendlier, and there are so many fun Christmassy things to do. If you’re lucky enough to be in NYC during this time, I wanted to share with you my favorite things to do and places to go!
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One of my favorite things to do during the Christmas season is to pick out an ugly Christmas sweater. I usually pick a new one out every year and it’s almost always from Target. I just think they’re so fun to wear and if you’re at a casual holiday party it’s a great conversation starter (lol). So I wanted to share with you guys a few of my favorite ugly Christmas sweaters that are sure to get you a few laughs. (Don’t worry they’re comfy to wear too).
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‘Tis the season to be jolly and ’tis the season to start trimming your budget! The average American spends about $990 on Christmas gifts alone. I am totally guilty of overspending during Christmas so I have done some research on ways to save some money during this time of year. Lucky for you (and me) I found a bunch of great tips. By using these tips and spending wisely, your holiday season doesn’t have to be a total budget-killer. Cheers to that!
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If you’re involved in a Secret Santa gift exchange this year, or if you just want to find some cute inexpensive gift ideas…then you’ve come to the right place! I always love being involved in Secret Santa stuff…I love seeing who I got and who got me and all that fun jazz. But sometimes it’s hard to come up with unique inexpensive gift ideas. Not to fear though! I have compiled a list of some fun Secret Santa ideas and I hope this helps some of you! I’ve broken them down into sections…under $10, under $20, and under $30!
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Lush goes all out for a lot of holidays…and Christmas is one of them. I pretty much live for Lush bath bombs and I know a lot of you do too! So I thought I would review some of Lush’s best Christmas products and let you know what’s bomb (so punny lol) and what’s not…
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When it comes to cookies at Christmas time, I tend to go all out. I grew up making at least 6 different kinds of cookies for Christmas and I don’t intend to stop now! So far this year I’ve only made 3 kinds…clearly I need to step my game up. In this post, I wanted to share with you guys 4 of my favorite Christmas cookie recipes. I hope you try them out and if you do, let me know down in the comment sections! Also let me know some of your favorite recipes! Now get your mixin’ bowls out cause here come the cookies!
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Welcome to the 5th installment of my gift guide series! For this one, I figured why not do a luxury gift guide?! For all those splurge-y (not a word, I know) shoppers out there. Sometimes it’s nice to spend a little extra money on that special someone. If you’re not looking to go luxury this year then I’ll include the link to my Holiday Gift Guide for Her and my Holiday Gift Guide for Him which have more affordable options! I split this gift guide up into two sections…for her and for him…so hopefully you’re able to find some inspiration!
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Oh the weather outside is frightful…but your outfit doesn’t have to be! Whether you’re dressing up for holiday parties, throwing on Christmas PJ’s for movie nights, or wearing a casual outfit while out Christmas shopping…this style guide has got you covered. Grab a cuppa hot coco and let’s look at some holiday fashion! Continue reading “Holiday Style Guide”
One of the reasons I love Christmas so much is because of all the amazing candle scents that I can burn during this time. There is nothing better than turning off all the lights (except for the tree lights), reading a book, and burning a holiday candle. Currently, I have 10 holiday candles placed throughout my apartment…too much? Definitely not. I actually want to get a few more. If you’re looking to purchase a holiday candle or two (or seven) you’ve come to the right place! Below, I’ve listed my top 10 faves that you just have to try! If you want to be taken directly to each candles webpage, just click on the name.
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It’s that time of year again when you have a million holiday parties to go to. And lots of holiday parties means lots of hostess gifts. Thinking of cute hostess gifts can sometimes get overwhelming, so I’ve compiled a few for you! These gifts can be given to hostesses, neighbors, and even coworkers who you exchange little gifts with!
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One of the most iconic/classic/popular Christmas clothing patterns is plaid. I’ve been wearing plaid during the holidays for as long as I can remember! So why not dedicate an entire blog post to this festive patterned clothing?! Enjoy browsing and lets get our #plaid on! Also, since today is Black Friday make sure to check out the two posts I wrote on all the sales going on…here and here.
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