Fashion Friday: OOTD

Doing what an average girl would do on a Saturday night after a couple glasses of wine, I spent my time on Pinterest. In my pinning adventure, I found this absolutely adorable photo of this girl and her layered outfit. I scoured Pinterest to find the original pin and couldn't (color me frustrated!). 

I pinned it HERE!
I woke up on Sunday, still inspired, and did my best to create a similar look based on items in my closet. I have a navy and white nautical striped dressed, I put on over leggings. I added my thin oatmeal sweater and my brown boots. I'd say it is pretty damn close to the original but, still very me. But, hey, isn't all that fashion is? Finding inspiration in something and making it work for you.

The sweater is from Old Navy / Couldn't find exact :( / Dress: Hauled here!

Yes, I did take a Selfie in the ornament hanging in one of the stores during my shopping excursion.

Happy Friday! Hope you all had a great week! 
Yours xx


November Birchbox Review

I'm all cozied up in a blanket with the  BBW "Sweater Weather" candle burning sipping on a glass of wine. This is my ideal Saturday.

This morning my family and I celebrated Thanksgiving. We celebrated early for my Mom's birthday and because I will be working Thanksgiving. It was, as every holiday is with my family, a great, fantastic, well-spent, relaxing (and hilarious) day. When we get together my face hurts from laughter and my heart is full of joy.

As my family makes their way home, I'm going to be catching up on episodes of my favorite shows that I missed during the week. There are just too many to name...(Grey's Anatomy, OUAT, Scandal, Reign, Arrow..just to name a few.) Seriously, I'm just obsessed with television. But that's not why I decided to blog today.

This is the second month that I have received a Birchbox and I thought you all might like to see a review. Every month I receive a cute box full of samples ranging from skin care, fragrance, snacks...basically, anything a girl could want. I love getting mail so even before I open the Box I'm excited. But when I open the Box and I find some of my new favorite things I get even more excited!

Here's what I received this month and what I'm thinking so far...

See? How cute is this box! I'm such a sucker for good packaging!

I removed the top of the box and to reveal the explanation card detailing this month's cause #moregood and the back has a short description of each product. 

Under the pink tissue paper lies all the goodies! 

Consequently, I've been using this product for several months now (My sample has lasted me since August!). I've been the "plus keratin" versus as a leave-in treatment for my hair. I treat my hair quite poorly. I blow dry, straight, and curl every day.  It smooths out my hair plus makes it feel less brittle and dry. The other day I actually used up the last of my bottle so Birchbox saved me a trip to the store! 

Viva La Juicy Noir is a spicer-y of a scent than I'm used to. It is a combination of dark berries and honeysuckle. Very rich and very potent...not really a scent I will wear during the daylight hours but a night out this might be a good choice.

I'm a BB Cream fan (preferably Revlon) so I'm pretty stoked to try the CC Cream. As my 22 year old skin (luckily) doesn't have a lot of correcting to do but, this product is smooth and light coverage so it is perfect for everyday. I really like that it has all that SPF to it and it is a primer and foundation. Really cuts down on the "getting ready time" and for a girl who loves her sleep, I'm thrilled!

Dr. Lipp's Nipple Balm for Lips is basically glorified Vaseline or Aquafor (erm, petroleum jelly..). Love the sample but definitely not worth spending  $14.50 for a full size version of the product. 

I love that this month's Box came with a "sample" of nail polish. I don't think I have ever used an entire bottle of nail polish so this isn't really a "sample." I love the color; it's called "Dark'N Stormy.

Each month in addition to the samples that are planned to receive there is a Birchbox Find, which is a "mass-market discovery" they think is awesome. I totally agree this month. This "Mint Cookie" is truly indulgent and rich for the season. Mint is like the Pumpkin Spice of Winter. 

So that's this month's Birchbox. Overall, I'd say this is definitely worth the $10 I paid for it. If you'd like to receive a Box of your own...we can both benefit: http://birch.ly/17zdTa6. 

Hope you all had a great week and are enjoying your Saturday!

Yours xx

Disclaimer: This is not a sponsored post. All the items mentioned above were purchased with my own money in order to indulge my product junkie obsession. You're the most beautiful person in the room.


Fashion Friday: Redesign

Well, ahem, you may have noticed it looks a bit different around here!

For several months now, I've been oogling at blog upon blog on their designs, functions and all the goodies to make it a original place to house thoughts. Just like I need an organized..slightly broken in...binder for my work, I wanted my blog to feel like the same thing. And, finally, it does!

This is all thanks to the lovely Joyce at Joyful Outfits! I've been following Joyce's blog on Bloglovin since May and in my scouring of the interwebs Joyce was the best option for me on my redesign. She was an absolute joy (pun intended) to work with and I couldn't be happier with the results!

I thought I'd let Joyce introduce herself to you all:

"Hi everyone! My name is Joyce and I blog over at Joyful Outfits. I started blogging two years
ago as just a casual hobby but has since turned into a part time job that I absolutely love! 
I really enjoy working with people on a new look for their blog and Haley was definitely so fun
to work with :)"

See? How awesome is she! Stop over and stay "Hello!" to Joyce and wish her luck on the college hunt! :D

And how awesome is this redesign??

My introductory picture is a sketch of me done by ioanatrsc that I found on Fiverr, which is a website where you can "hire" someone for $5 to provide a service. Obviously, my service was for a personalized sketch. Pretty accurate, I think, with the iPhone in one hand and the coffee in the other all while wearing a scarf. Very me. 

Hope you loved Blogtober. I skipped some of the posts but, no worries, I will be filling them in soon! And I hope you all had a great week! 

Yours xx


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