Saturday, September 19, 2020

Saturday Shopping

Happy weekend! I hope you are all enjoying your weekend. We are headed to a pumpkin patch today which I am so excited about. It is really chilly here- unseasonably so- we are taking advantage of it and layering up and spending it outside! Scroll through the widget above to see some things I have been loving form the week! 
Also, I was browsing Sephora and I saw they already have a bunch of holiday gift sets popping up. I LOVE their Sephora Favorites sets and always buy them because I find it to be a good value and an easy way to have a few beauty products as 'add-ons' for holiday gifts but also a great and inexpensive way to sample things without having to buy full-price products. 

Friday, September 18, 2020

Conair Curling Iron


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I have several curling irons that I've used over the years but one curling iron stays constant. I have been using this Conair 1.25" curling iron for 10+ years... not the exact same one each time as I have had to replace them here and there, but the same brand and same size. 

As much as I love my pricier irons, like this t3 barrel, I truly don't think you need to spend a fortune on hot tools to get a great look. I've mentioned that I use this curling iron many times before but I don't think that I have ever done a proper review! 

First of all, it's under $20 so it's inexpensive, and thinking ahead to the holidays, it would make a great stocking stuffer but also a cute gift if paired with something like a headband, WetBrush, or Teleties or something like that! 

It lasts for years. I usually replace mine around 4ish years as the higher heat temperatures start to go. I have never had one fully 'break' or stop working on me, though. 

It is so easy to use. Everything is common sense on this iron. There is an on and off button. It blinks as it heats up and then the light is constant once fully heated. It automatically shuts off so you never have to worry that you left the curling iron on. There is a dial with 30 heat settings. I always use the highest one on my hair as it is super thick and I have a ton of it, but if you have finer, more delicate hair, you can use lower heat! There is a 'turbo' button for a boost of heat and I usually always use the Turbo setting. It heats up so fast! 
This curling iron is also offered in different sizes. I basically have all the sizes but I almost always prefer the 1.25" as the curls are a little less curly-q and more natural-looking. 

In terms of other inexpensive drugstore brands, I've pretty much tried them all and Conair always comes out on top. This is not at all sponsored (I've never even been gifted items from the brand). Even the pricier/fancier curling irons from Conair aren't as good as this model

Thursday, September 17, 2020

Lately

I hope you all are having a good week! This week was pretty uneventful. We had the most beautiful weather in a long time. low 70s and just beautifully sunny. It made the week so much better as we were able to enjoy dinners outside with sweaters and sweatshirts and go on so many long walks! 

I popped into Trader Joe's to grab some groceries and was so glad to see that our TJ's finally had a lot of fall items! I tried to restrain myself from buying too many unhealthy items, but wow were there some really great items! 

My sister is still in town for a while which is such a treat. Callie and her Fiancé came over for pizza on Monday night and then tonight we are going to my parent's for dinner. Callie requested our favorite Chinese food from Jade Grill... YUM! Tomorrow, Callie, my mom, and I are getting our nails done. As most of you know Callie lives in Charlotte, North Carolina. So when she comes up or whenever we go down to visit, it is usually just for a long weekend. So we are doing everything we can to spend as much time together. 

We also finally got a grill which I am so excited about. We ended up with this one and you better believe we will be grilling up a storm all year long! I won't really be doing the grilling, but I just love the copper color we got. It's sooo pretty! 

Wearing: You can see my full outfit from the photo above in this blog post from yesterday! 

Eating: I've shared this chili recipe before but because it's that season again, I am sharing again! It's seriously SO flavorful. Just for our preference, we cut back on the beans and add extra veggies! 


Reading: Loved seeing this article on breeds of dogs that live a long time. Henry is an Australian Cattle Dog mixed with Chihuahua. We did a dog DNA test so that's the only reason we know... and that's a very abnormal combination, ha! However, I was SO pleased Chihuahua was #1 on the list and the Australian Cattle dog was #4. Our ACD, Mac, lived until he was about 16, so I definitely know they can live very long! Such a shame that a 'long' time for dogs is 16 years. If only they could live as long as we do! 

Sale: This is such a cute fall jacket on sale! 

Loving: I got the sweetest monogram pillows in from June St. George which is a company that creates custom items for the home (including drool-worthy rugs). 

Loving II: Just got these Spode coasters in and they're the perfect little fall touch! 
Wanting: Not too much on my radar this week, but a few good sale pieces and some cozy things! 

Pittsburgh: A list of outdoor breweries that are open this fall! 

Quoting: 'Respond with grace even when others don't' // See more of my favorites, here. 

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Early Fall Outfit




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We are just a few days away from the official first day of fall and I love it! It's actually been very cool the past few days and in my opinion, this upper 60s, lower 70s is just pure heaven- especially after we had such a hot summer. 

I am someone that wears white jeans year-round. I think there are definitely ways to style them for each season, and today I thought I would share an outfit that I wore this past weekend that was perfect for the chillier temperatures while still not looking overly summery.  

I've also been loving this light blue color. I notice myself gravitating towards it all of the time and have been adding a few things here and there to my closet and home. I just scooped up this cashmere cardigan and cannot get over the quality and how soft it is. It will definitely get a lot of wear this fall and winter and for years to come. I sized up to a medium and I am glad I did. It runs a bit small, so I suggest sizing up!

The last piece of my outfit I want to comment on are these Nude Flats. I got them in May so I didn't wear them too much this summer, but now that it is getting chilly, I'm ditching my sandals for flats and oh my goodness these are so insanely comfortable- you are going to see these a ton this fall even if purely for the comfort!!
 

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