Saturday, April 19, 2014

Annual Birthday Wish List!

Chloe Rose perfume 1oz. \\ Chloe $70
The South Sweet Tee (M)  \\ Lauren James $32
Le Pliage tote in navy \\ Longchamp $145
Chloe Neoprene bikini in California Coral (MM) \\ Triangl $79
CMYK color swatches book \\ Pantone $135
Le Pens (pink and blue, please!) \\ Marvy Urchida $1.69/ea
Three-character, gold initial bangle (r c) \\  Etsy $15

I know it's over 3 weeks till my birthday, but since the mail takes so long to get to me, and my sweet family and friends STILL care about getting me birthday gifts at my age (really though, are you ever too old for birthday gifts?!), and have been asking what I would like, I thought I'd go ahead and publish this ^_^ Thank you to all those sweet people in my life who like to remind me how much they love me with presents (it is one of my top 3 love languages!).

Now a question for you, Dear Reader: Do you make birthday lists every year? Or 'lust' lists of things you hope to one day be gifted or buy! Tell me about the current object of your heart's desire in the comment section below!

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Thursday, March 13, 2014

Dress Your Tech Inspired By Kate Spade

I have a slight obsession with making tech wallpapers, so forgive me when that's every other post you see on this blog for a while! Upside? I always share them with you for FREE!

This one is (you guessed it) Kate Spade inspired! 
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In other news: It is SPRING BREAK(!!!) for me and I am really enjoying the time off from school. See what I'm up to on Instagram by following my hash-tag for this week: #GABSpringBreak
If we aren't friends on IG yet please leave me your URL in the comments so I can follow you!

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Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Goodies Lately

I know it's been a super long time since I did a goodies post... I feel like it's weird to just put stuff I buy on my blog without a reason (i.e. reviewing a product) but I just came across several shops online that I have previously not purchased from and thought I'd share some of the great prices and goodies I found!
Due to the bad weather the U.S. has been experiencing several of these items had delayed shipping, so even though they were not all purchased the same day (I do NOT have an online shopping problem!), they all arrived within a few days of each other. It was like Christmas in February!
Urban Peach pave link bracelet: I've been searching for a rose gold pave link bracelet and Urban Peach was having a great 30% off sale during Valentine's Day so I snapped one up and now I really love wearing it with everything. Right now they're having a 20% off EVERYTHING sale! Use code 'SHOP20' at checkout.
Feathered Nest Boutique (Etsy) monogrammed navy puffer vest. Kathryn, owner of FNB, is really sweet and accommodating. She answered all my questions and even sent some free hair ties as a consolation for the shipping taking so long! For current coupon codes and sales follow her Instagram: @FNBInstagram.
{ Me, showing off my new goodies on Instagram! }
Shop By Icon gold metallic graphic pink flowy tank. I CANNOT express how much I adore this tank top! I literally have worn it every day since I got it and was so sad when, after wearing it to the gym, I had to finally throw it in the washer! For sales and coupon notifications follow on Instagram: @ShopByIcon or Facebook
Hunter Wellies from Victoria's Secret. It was SO hard to choose where to buy these from but I ended up getting them from VS because I had a rewards card and tons of coupon codes to redeem so I ended up getting them for about 30% less than on the Hunter (or any other) website.
A couple notes about these: I run and jog a lot so I don't have the skinniest calves... however the circumference of these boots is 15.5" and my calf is 15" so they still fit comfortably, but I really can't wear thick socks with them. Since I'm not planning on wearing them in the snow though I think this is ok. It's really just personal preference. 
OhLaLaAli monogram stickers! I recently became a brand ambassador for Ali so I am beyond excited to host a giveaway sponsored by her soon! The first two snapshots in this post show the stickers in their packaging so it may be hard to see what they look like. The photos below are from Ali's Etsy shop so you can get a better idea:
I hope you enjoyed this post and obtained some inspiration for any birthday, or 'just because' gifts you may need to buy soon! I always feel more confident making purchases if I read good reviews first and have a coupon code or two! Happy shopping!

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Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Favorites from the 2014 Academy Awards

Lupita Nyong'o in Prada | Kate Hudson in Atelier Versace | Cristin Milioti in Reem Acra
Cate Blanchett in Armani Prive | Angelina Jolie in Elie Saab Couture | Jenna Tatum in Reem Acra
Charlize Theron in Dior | Kristin Chenoweth in Roberto Cavalli | Margot Robbie in Saint Laurant
When J. Law hid behind this jumbo Oscar Statue.

When Lupita and Charlize said hello on the red carpet.

When Ellen passed out pizza.

And, { of course } the most epic selfie shot the world has ever seen!

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Saturday, March 1, 2014

Dress Your Tech! 4 Free Glittery Wallpapers


I cannot believe it's been almost 2 weeks since the last time I posted anything here! To say I'm sorry, and to let you all know I haven't disappeared, I have created some fun phone wallpapers with my namesake icon! Also, let me just say... HELLO March! I am so happy to see you! Just 3 weeks till Spring is officially here.

Please feel free to pin the image above if you want to spread the glittery bow love!

To download these wall papers click the links below:


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