Sunday, June 29, 2014

Stylish Sundays: Keds Again

This is probably one of my favorite outfits right now. I'm pretty sure I just wore this to run some errands, but I must admit since I bought this tee it's in almost constant rotation. I'm so in love with it.

Striped Tops

Tee: Gilly Hicks (Similar), Pants: H&M (Similar), Shoes: Keds (bonus they're on sale.)

Neutral Makeup

Hair Flat ironed.

Makeup: Nars Sheer Glow, Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer, Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush, Marc Jacobs The Lolita Palette, YSL Baby Doll Mascara, Rosebud Salve lipbalm

Key Necklace: Gift from a Friend

Coral Gingham Keds

I know, I keep showing these Keds. Really they're my current favorites. They're so comfortable and perfect for everyday wear. I have so many other shoes that are being ignored right now, but time and time again I'm pulling these shoes out. They're just so cute with everything, but I have to say I love them best with cuffed trousers like I'm wearing them here.

What's your summer go to look? I pretty sure that this is mine.


Friday, June 27, 2014

Book Review: Gone Girl

Today's review is on Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn.


Which to be honest is kinda a saved the best for last. I can totally see why they're making Gone Girl into a movie. Sharp Objects may have been my favorite, but Gone Girl is so good too.

It's Amy and Nicks 5th wedding anniversary when Amy goes missing. Things look bad for Nick as evidence adds up and things get found out. Can Nick find out what happened before he ends up in jail?

This book was so good. It's definitely a thriller and is going to make an amazing movie. I can't wait to see it. I definitely wasn't expecting the second half of this book at all. What happened to Amy is so just messed up. I really recommend this book and I definitely recommend that you read the book before you go see the movie. I'm purposefully keeping this review short so I don't accidentally reveal anything that happens.


Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Hair Care Haul

I haven't done a haul in a while, and I hadn't been planning to either, but I realized that I had managed to pick up a lot of things for my hair so I decided a haul on it would be beneficial.


I picked up the Joico Moisture Recovery Shampoo and Conditioner


The Conair Inifiniti 1 1/4 inch Curling Iron

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Sebastian Shaper Zero Gravity Hair Spray


and finally the CHI 44 Iron Guard


I'll be doing a review on the Shampoo and Conditioner soon because I've had it for a while. Have you picked up anything new for your hair? Anything I simply must try?

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Stylish Sundays: July 4th Inspiration

I was getting dressed one morning and realized I looked really patriotic. At first I thought about saving this post for July 4th, because I tend to just wear cozy shorts and a tee on the actual 4th out of practicality and sheer laziness.

But then I decided I should share the outfit now, so you guys could get an idea of something different to wear.

4th of July Inspiration

Dress: H&M (Similar), Chambray: Feed For Target (Similar), Shoes: Sperry Topsider (Similar)

Natural Makeup

My makeup is my bog standard usual: Nars Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer, Hourglass Hidden Concealer, Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush, The Balm Mary Lou Manizer Highlighter, Marc Jacobs The Lolita Palette, YSL Shocking Mascara, YSL Cool Guava Sheer Volupte Candy Glossy Balm.

Curled Ponytail using Emi-Jay Hairtie

I curled my hair with my flat iron and then pulled it back with a Red Spotted Emi-Jay Hairtie. I told you I'm obsessed with these ties, I don't use anything else in my hair.

Owl Necklace

I wore one my favorite necklaces which is affectionately called "Tiny Owl" in my house. Similar here.

Classic Sunglasses

I absolutely love these sunglasses, they're the Madewell Drifter glasses and I feel like this style is absolutely timeless, you can get similar ones to mine here.

Red Sperry Topsiders Topsiding

I bought these Sperry's from Journey's last year and I still absolutely adore them. They're so comfortable and worn in and perfect. I can easily see wearing these til they fall apart, which will be a very long time from now. Sperry's are incredibly well made.

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Book Review: Sharp Objects

I said in my last review I was going to review all of the Gillian Flynn books currently released. This week I'm doing Sharp Objects.


After being released from a psych hospital Camille Preaker is sent by the paper she works for to her home town to cover the murder of two preteen girls. While uncovering the story from the reluctant to talk town, she finds herself identifying a bit too much with the victims. Camille has to face what happened to her all those years before, in order to cope with this homecoming.

Camille's scars speak volumes about who she is and what happened to her as a child. I absolutely loved the dark twisted nature of this book. It's definitely the shortest of Gillian Flynn's current novels but it's also my favorite. I didn't know this was her debut novel until I read the back of the book after I read it, and it's definitely a strong debut. The ending of this book definitely bothered me a little bit, it wasn't what I had expected at all. The ending is what makes this one of my favorite books though.  I definitely recommend it, but it's the kind of story you shouldn't read alone at night if your easily scared.

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Red Keds

I mentioned in a post a little while ago that I wanted another pair of Keds for Fall, and that I was torn between red and black. I think I've definitely decided that I want red ones.


Red Keds Inspiration


This outfit is the absolute perfect outfit to wear with Red Keds, and may or may not be inspired by Taylor Swift. Next to the shoes I think my favorite part of this outfit is the Lipstick. I'm still on the hunt for the perfect red lip and I think this just might be it!

How would you style a pair of Red Keds?


Sunday, June 15, 2014

Stylish Sundays: June Gloom

I, unlike a lot of people, am a huge fan of June Gloom. It means that I can do things like wear a Cardigan in June, which is basically summer. The Gloom seems to have passed for now, but here's what I wore earlier this week when it was still rainy and gloomy.


Cardigan: Madewell Tee: V.S. Pink Jeans: Gap Shoes: Keds


On My Face: Nars Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer, Hourglass Hidden Concealer, Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush, Marc Jacobs The Lolita Palette, YSL Shocking Mascara, YSL Gloss Volupte

Hair: Flat Ironed and pulled back with an Emi-Jay Hair Tie

Necklace: Kate Spade

I love this cardigan, I've worn it a few other times and it still remains a favorite.


I am still obsessed with my keds. I promise this won't be the last you see of them this summer. They're just so comfortable and go with so much of my closet.

What do you do when summers gloomy? Dress for the weather in bright colors, or pretend it's summer anyway and freeze in a tank and shorts?

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Fabletics Review

Last week I showed what I bought from the Fabletics Memorial Day sale, and I finally had sometime to squeeze in a workout, and decided it would be a good time to snap a few photos so I could review the outfit for you guys.

I picked the Contretemps outfit, which had the Adventura Tank, The Sevan Bra and The Dili Shorts.


I'm wearing them with my Nike Dual Fusion in Coral and Black, Forever 21 socks and an Emi-Jay Hair tie. On my nails is Rose Macaroon


I really like this outfit. The shorts fit well (I sized up) and stay put while doing Yoga and Running which is more than I can say for the Victoria's Secret Most Loved Yoga Leggings. The tank kept me cool, despite the fact that it was 91 that day. The Bra could have a bit more support, or security, but it wasn't terrible. Perfect for a light jog, or low intensity type exercises.

That said, I have to say Under Armour is still my favorite brand for working out. And I plan to have a review of what I currently have from them up next week. I even have a plan to walk 200 miles so I can get a pair of Under Armour Running shoes to replace my current running shoes. I still adore Kate Hudson, and everything she puts her name on, but there's just something about Under Armour that makes me feel like I can get through my workout.


This was before our run and Howl wasn't really in the mood, until we got going and then he was ecstatic.

What's your favorite brand of workout gear?


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Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Book Review: Dark Places

It's been a little while since I've done a book review, and since I finally have all 3 of Gillian Flynn's books I thought I'd review them for the next couple of weeks.

First up is Dark Places:


Synopsis: When Libby Day was only seven years old her Mother and sisters were murdered in what was dubbed "Satan's Sacrifice" Of Kinnakee Kansas. She lived and testified that her brother Ben was the killer. Twenty-Five years later, the Kill Club hopes to find out the truth of what happened that day, and Libby hopes to turn a profit off of their search. As Libby and the Kill Club search for the truth, Libby finds herself on the run from a killer.

This was the first Gillian Flynn novel that I read, and it's probably my favorite one. I have it in both Paperback and on my nook. This book was one of the first books I bought that was recommended by ChapterStackss on youtube, and it definitely kicked off my trust for her recommendations.

I completely recommend this book, it dark and complex. Libby's life is completely destroyed because of what happened to her as a child, and looking into her past not only explains her life as it is now, but helps her get things together to change it. The ending of this book isn't something you'd expect. I stayed up all night finishing this book because I just had to know how it ended, and I've read it a few times since I first bought it.

I know in the summer most people are looking for lighter beach reads, and this book definitely isn't one of those. But where I live June Gloom has hit hard and it's been cool and rainy for a few weeks now. Which sets the perfect tone to cozy up with a dark and creepy book. I almost hate to say it because I know Fall frenzy overtakes the blogging world every August, but I'm already getting excited for Fall this year.

Do you read book genre's by season? Or do you just go with whatever looks good?


Sunday, June 8, 2014

Stylish Sundays: Taylor Swift Go To

I recently saw a video from Keds about Taylor Swift's Summer Go To outfits.  I realized I could easily recreate one of the outfits she mentioned.


Madewell Boyfriend Button Down, H&M Distressed Denim Shorts


I adore this shirt. I've had it for a few years now and it's still one of my go to tops. It's comfortable, cute and really versatile despite or maybe because of all the colors.  For my jewelry I'm wearing my Tiny Owl necklace, Alex and Ani October Bracelet and a March of Dimes String Bracelet.


My makeup is the usual Nars Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer, Hourglass Blush, YSL Shocking Mascara, Hourglass Hidden Concealer, Marc Jacobs The Lolita Palette, Hourglass Truth Lipgloss.

My Hair is just braided over on itself so it stays without a tie.


These shoes have easily become my most worn shoes. I love, love, love them. I will definitely be getting another pair for the fall because I am obsessed with how cute they are. I'm torn between a Red pair, or a Black pair for fall.


Do you have a pair of shoes that your obsessed with? Tell me about them in the comments below.

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Fabletics Haul

Over Memorial Day weekend, Fabletics had a sale to get a complete outfit for only $15 instead of $25 for your first outfit. Since I'm a bit workout obsessed right now, and I can't resist that good of a sale, I placed an order.

I picked the Contretemps outfit which had 3 pieces

The Adventura Tank in Sweet Pea Burnout


The Sevan Sports Bra in Black


The Dili Short in Black


I plan to to a workout/review post on this very soon, like later this week soon. I'm really excited with everything I bought and I can't wait to hit the track ( I walk/run, I'm not really hardcore hitting the track, but ya know.).