Here's what was happening last week on Instagram...
I got these adorable stickers from Lexie Kylee Designs - they're perfect for spring! If you haven't checked out her shop yet, definitely give it a look, because she has some fabulous stuff!
I was kind of annoyed when I posted this picture. We had a few days of nice warm weather, and then, boom! It was cold again and I had to drag out my boots, sweaters, and coats. I do like this sweater though. I picked it up on sale at Forever 21 for around $11. It runs large (I'm wearing a small), and it's not the softest sweater - but honestly, with a cami under it, I didn't think it was bad, and my skin is very sensitive. It looks like they still have it, and it's $16.99, but they're sold out of smalls. The vest is from Old Navy (not on the site now, sorry!), and the necklace is c/o onecklace.com. I am in love with the necklace because it matches my forearm tattoo - there will be a blog post about it next week, along with a discount code for the website! Oh - and my glasses are from 39dollarglasses - the style is Bedford - love them!
The next day, it was still chilly enough for a sweater, but at least I could wear some cute shoes! Pink is my favorite color, but for some reason, I have very little of it in my closet. I fell in love with this pink sweater from Loft and had to have it (and it's on sale again right now for just $20 - no code needed!). I originally ordered a medium (my regular size there), but it was a little too tight - so I exchanged it for a large, which fit perfectly. So I would say this sweater runs a little on the small side, especially if you don't want it to be super fitted. The jeans are 1969 Gap destructed - I picked them up on clearance for around $25. The shoes are my new loves - the Anne Klein Ottila lace-up flats from DSW. I used a $20 off coupon on mine, but the regular price is $49.95 - they also come in black and cobalt blue. The handbag is older, but it's one of my favorites. It's a butter-soft brown leather satchel from Michael Kors. (similar) The watch is the Sidney maple and rose gold with Swarovski crystals c/o JORD®, and the necklace and earrings are by a fabulous artist on Etsy. I have several of Andrea's pieces, and they're all so pretty! I don't see these particular items in her shop any longer, but she has some other lovely pieces. Her shop is called Cheydrea, so be sure to check it out.
I live in Kentucky, and Kentucky is all about bourbon. When we first moved here, I didn't really like bourbon. Gasp! I know, right? The problem was that I hadn't tried the right bourbon. Now I love bourbon, so they've decided to let me stay in Kentucky. This is just part of our bourbon collection, with one of my absolute favorites front and center. Which just goes to show you that it doesn't have to cost a fortune to be good. Maker's 46 is soooo good! And it's only about $35 for 750ml. That awesome bourbon glass you see came from a place called Kentucky for Kentucky. It's one of the glasses we bought Buddy for his birthday this year. It says "If it ain't Kentucky, it ain't Bourbon". Yasss. (Side note: I admit that I have a soft spot for Maker's Mark bourbon. Not only is their distillery tours one of the most beautiful and fun, but they stubbornly use the Scottish spelling of whisky, without the "e". (Get it? Stubborn? Scottish? I can say that because I am both stubborn and Scottish.) I love the taste of Maker's, but those little details are endearing!) Lesson of the day (and you need to know this if you ever do a Kentucky Bourbon Trail tour) - all bourbon is whisky, but not all whisky is bourbon!
March Sephora Play! time! It's amazing how excited I get over a $10 package! This month included Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Oil, Fresh Soy Face Cleanser, Maison Martin Margiela 'Replica' Beach Walk, Murad Invisible Perfecting Shield, Kat Von D Tattoo Liner, Sephora Airbrush Sponge, and my favorite - an empty container to take to the Sephora store to be filled with a foundation after you've been colormatched!
You know lippies are my third favorite obsession (behind shoes and handbags), so I had to have the Sephora Give Me Some Nude Lip! It's a great deal, because you get two full-size and three deluxe mini sizes of great nude lippies for just $28 ($86 value). It includes:
- Marc Jacobs Beauty Mini Outliner Longwear Lip Pencil in Prim(Rose)
- NARS Dolce Vita Lipstick in Dolce Vita
- Laura Mercier Milky Way Crème Smooth Lipstick in Miky Way
- NUDESTIX Lip + Cheek Crayon in Whisper
- Tarte Tarteist Lip Paint in Namaste Nude
I'm sensing a theme here. Yes, it's more bourbon. If you've never had a Bourbon Slush, you need to rectify that issue right now. They're delicious. Well - they are if they're made correctly. I have had some bad ones. Don't get one at BJ's Brewhouse - theirs suck. But if you're ever in the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky area, I highly recommend The Greyhound Tavern. Not only is the food good, but they have the best bourbon slushes I've ever tasted. From the menu, I highly recommend the fried chicken (Oh. My.) and the Pasta Gabriel (you can add chicken or shrimp, seasoned or blackened). I normally don't eat either of those things, but I will make an exception when we go to TGT, because it's that good there.
And that wraps up another week on Instagram! I'm hoping for warmer temperatures next week - I've been picking up some new tops at some of the sales (thanks, Loft!) and it would be nice to be able to wear them without covering them up with a heavy sweater!
Have a safe and happy weekend!!
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