Monday, November 24, 2014

Traveling to New Orleans

Before I jump into NOLA I wanted to apologize again for being so MIA. If by chance you don't know my situation, the deets are that I'm commuting five hours daily for my new job. I literally have about two spare hours a day and have been using that time to eat and prep for the next day. I've also been staying at hotels to eliminate my drive once or twice a week. As a result I haven't visited blogs or posted much. I'll probably just stick to Monday Morning Gossip posts until I can catch up - on life in general. Please bear with me. I'M SUPER SORRY!
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I'm not currently at work, but instead in New Orleans to see the Saints play a home game. Second year in a row! I've been to the city twice (I think I've seen and done all of the major things) and I'm not doing the planning on this trip so I'm not exactly sure what's on the agenda. I'm sure I'll find something fun to see. I'm a big explorer when I travel. Here's a look back at my last two trips to NOLA.

Jackson Square New Orleans

Marie Laveau tomb

Superdome, Saints
 New Orleans Saints Game

Baby alligator, swamp tour

Oak Alley Plantation, New Orleans

Lafitte's Swamp New Orleans

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Your turn! Join the Monday Morning Gossip fun with my co-host Kimberlee of I Have a Degree in This and me. Here's how it works:

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This week's featured blog is Elle Sees:
If you need to know anything about a makeup product, Elle's probably covered it. She's my beauty go-to!





Monday, November 17, 2014

Workwear: Business Casual

Since starting my new job I've had to do a lot of shopping for a new business casual wardrobe. For the last six years I've been able to wear anything - jeans, yoga pants - literally anything went. Now that I'm at a place that's more corporate I've been shopping at Old Navy and J.Crew Factory like crazy. Luckily both places are always having sales so I've been able to snag staple pieces, including these items below.

Workwear: Casual Business Attire

dress  |  loafers  |  sweater  |  pants

I've also picked up a lot from JC Penny. But I'd love more tips. Where do you shop for business casual clothes? 

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Your turn! Join the Monday Morning Gossip fun with my co-host Kimberlee of I Have a Degree in This and me. Here's how it works:

1. Blog about your gossip - all topics accepted so why not link up?!
2. Include the badge (below) in your post and/or link back to our blogs.
3. Add your link to the list below.
4. Only add ONE post.

Linkups are meant to be fun and promote everyone's blogs! We understand if you're new and don't know the rules, so we're happy to explain the process. But we don't link playing blog hop police. Repeat offenders will be deleted.

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This week's featured blog is Crazy Little World of Mine:
Selma is super sweet! We've met in person and she is just as nice in person as you'd think. Stop by her blog!





Friday, November 14, 2014

Red Hot Lips

Wet N Wild Red Lipstick

A few weeks back I posted a selfie featuring bright red lipstick and got a lot of questions about the products. So I wanted to let everyone in on my secret: Wet N Wild! 

I use Wild Shine in "Fierce" as the base color and megalast "Cherry on Top" as, well, the cherry on top ;)

Wet N Wild Red Lipsticks

My complexion is fair so either color worn alone isn't quite right on me. The lipstick (pictured on the right below) is bright, and the lipgloss (on the left) is dark. But together they make the perfect combo. I especially love the megalast because it stays on for so long and keeps both colors in tact.

Wet N Wild Red Lipstick Swatches

The Lip Shine is a bit harder to find, but you can find it at WalMart. Best part? You can buy both for about $5 total. So if either color doesn't work for you, you don't have to feel guilty wasting money.





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Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Lust vs. Must

Today I have a fashionable, beauty savvy blogger filling in for me (see previous post on why I'm not on my blogging game right now) - Amanda of A Goode Hue! Lucky for me, Amanda lives in my hometown so I get to brag that I know her IRL. Check out her post below and stop by her fun blog!
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Hi guys! I am thrilled that Leeann reached out to have me guest post this week, I met Leeann last year at a blogger meetup—my very first—and she quickly became one of my blogging buddies. Cool fact, she is originally from the city that I live in now and she even went to the same high school that my boyfriend attended. Small world, right?

Lust vs. Must - A Goode Hue

This week I am highlighting a few of my fall must-haves for the penny pincher. I am a total window shopper and am always finding items that I love, but the price tag? Not so much! This girl is on a budget and am on the hunt for the latest and greatest beauty and fashion finds. Here is what’s on my Lust vs. Must list this week:

Camel Cardigan: I have been on the hunt for a long cardigan in a rich camel shade but as soft as it may be, the J.Crew cashmere cardigan is just way out of budget. Luckily this knit H&M cardigan is an inexpensive alternative.

Nude Blush: Soft and sheer pink blushes top my favorite makeup looks for fall and the shade of this rose Dior Nude Shimmer Instant Illuminating Powder is absolutely gorgeous, but $56 for a blush is just not in my budget. Luckily, this pretty Physicians Formula Nude Wear Blush is.

Oxblood Handbag: Oxblood remains as one of my top color picks for fall and this season I am drooling over the Michael Kors 'Medium Sutton' Saffiano Leather Tote. At that price I won’t be toting it around anytime soon, but you just might catch me with the ModCloth Office to Outing bag.

What have you been lusting after this fall?



Monday, November 10, 2014

And then I disappeared...

SO.damn.exhausted. I'm two weeks into my new job, and it's going great!, but the commute is sucking the life out of me. The distance plus LA traffic makes my daily commute an insane five hours roundtrip. FIVE HOURS! I leave at 5:45am and get home to eat, watch an hour of TV if I can stay awake, then go to sleep. And that was just last week, since the week before I was sent to Boston for training (not complaining at all, I blogged about the trip Friday if you didn't see it ;). It's just been a whirlwind.

On the positive side, I'm up early enough to see gorgeous sunrises like this beauty!


Needless to say, I've been MIA from all aspects of my life. Friends, social life, and blogging. I've been managing to get posts scheduled but I haven't been visiting blogs. That makes me feel horrible. I'm so sorry! I wanted to keep my readers in the loop because I really enjoy all of the interactions this little blog has provided me with and want everyone to know I'm not choosing to be absent from responding to emails and commenting on your blogs.
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Your turn! Join the Monday Morning Gossip fun with my co-host Kimberlee of I Have a Degree in This and me. Here's how it works:

1. Blog about your gossip - all topics accepted so why not link up?!
2. Include the badge (below) in your post and/or link back to our blogs.
3. Add your link to the list below.
4. Only add ONE post.

Linkups are meant to be fun and promote everyone's blogs! We understand if you're new and don't know the rules, so we're happy to explain the process. But we don't link playing blog hop police. Repeat offenders will be deleted.

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This week's featured blog is A Good Hue:
Small world, Amanda lives in my hometown (we met through blogging) and we're doing dinner Saturday!





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