Thursday, July 30, 2009
Wednesday, July 29, 2009
So this picture came up on my twitter several times a few weeks ago, so I don't know where it originated.... but Mom and I were talking and she was like wouldn't that be cool if it were your lunch bag... as I occasionally bring my lunch to school. So that got me thinking. Now, I have an idea brewing in my head and if I could ever get time to go to the fabric store I might live out this idea but its an idea for now... lets see if anything comes of it!
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
Monday, July 27, 2009
Sunday, July 26, 2009
Saturday, July 25, 2009
The First time I walked into the Forever 21 store at the mall near my house, I hated it! It was way too big and unorganized, the lighting was too bright and music too loud… and I am a firm believer that the ambience of a store directly affects your shopping experience. So needless to say, I didn’t even want to go in there. But a few weeks ago my friend Rhonda told me that XXI was coming out with a Plus-sized line, Faith 21.
A plus-sized line… Trendy clothes that would fit me?!?!?! That’s like unheard of, so of course I had to check it out. But I could not set foot into the actual store… so off to Forever21.com.
I really like the website, its easy to use and they update all the time so its so much more practical to shop online rather than making a trip to the mall every other day. And their shipping is pretty fast, it comes free with a $75 purchase, which I usually get, and if you don’t like something that you have bought on line, you can return it to the store.
So with my need for cute plus-sized clothing and my love of online shopping, I was easily drawn into the whole Forever 21 craze… sad and hypocritical, I know.
I have always found trouble finding cute and casual dresses, so the bulk of my Forever 21 buying comes in the form of dresses. The only problem with them though is the fact that they are really short so you most likely have to wear leggings with them.
- Which I have paired grey leggings with, which looked really cute!
- I am going to put a colored tank under this one so that I can wear it to work
I also got some cute shirts from Forever 21
I also got some cute Jewelry from Forever 21 but I think I will save those for another post.
Friday, July 24, 2009
Made an awesome trip to Ulta today, I didn’t get much but it was interesting.
Right when we got there, as I was walking out the car, some girl walks up to me and asks if I am planning on going to Ulta today… and then just hands me to 20% off coupons! How awesome is that! First I picked up a NYX lipstick in Tea Rose $3.50. Then, Mom had to talk me out of getting a bunch of new nail polish colors… we ended up just getting OPI’s Flashbulb Fuchsia $8.50 from the Brights Collection and an OPI Top Coat for $8.50 and an OPI Base Coat which runs for $8.50, but came free with purchase of two OPI Products! So In all we ended up only spending like $17. Which is awesome! I really like Ulta, its always less crowded than Sephora and it has better sales… every time I go in they are having a sale!NYX Lipstick in Tea Rose $3.50- currently out of stock on the NYX website
Thursday, July 23, 2009
I love Nail Polish and I usually change my colors at least once a week... most times more... this week's color is....
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
I love love love IKEA!
They have great stuff and even greater prices... After years (more like one) of searching for my yellow desk chair I found it at IKEA!
On my recent trip to Miami I took a side adventure to Sunrise, Fl and behold the glory that is IKEA!
I went with my parents and my Aunt in search of the perfect desk chair...
At first I was overwhelmed, but quickly got into the hang of it! You start out by going through the show room which was so cute! and you jot down stuff you want to pick up later when you go to the warehouse...
So I fell in Love with this chair: The SKRUVSTA Swivel Chair $149.00... of course of course I fall in love with something expensive at a store known for being cheap... but its too cute:
So I kept shopping and of course I found another chair and it came in a much more “college student” friendly price… of $17.99! Which is completely AWESOME! The SNILLE visitor Chair!
And people are always saying that the downfall to ikea is having to put together your furniture… but really it took me all of maybe 3 minutes to put together my chair!
So after going through the show room, we were hungry… So we stopped at their Café! It was awesome… I had some pretty good chicken nuggets and chocolate cake.
Then you start picking up your items! And it was a mad house… but I got what I needed:
- The EKARP base $9.99 with a really cute shade that I can't find a picture of now but I promise to take a picture of it later!
- LYKTA table lamp $12.99
I love to bake so I bought these mixing bowls for $3.99 and they are awesome!
These bag clips are great! $2.99
You walk through their… store, I’m not really sure what you call it… but you walk through then you go to the warehouse and you find your aisle and bin and you pick up your larger pieces of furniture!
I recommend going online and picking out what you like first so you have an idea of what you are looking for… like I looked at different lamps I wanted… and I also had an idea which chair I wanted… because Ikea can be a tad bit overwhelming… but overall I love it and think its an amazing store!
Pictures from ikea.com unless otherwise noted!
I have a bit of a shopping habit.... I usually buy online, but Saturday my BFF and I went shopping at some boutiques in town... and I picked up a great pair of earrings and major plus they were 30% off so I ended up paying $10.68 total! I love these they can either be dressed up or down and they are one of my favorite colors sunshiny yellow!