Thursday, August 31, 2017

Fall Is In The Air

| Sweater: Francesca's (not online yet) | Jeans: Bp | Booties: 1.state | Hat: Brixton  | Handbag: Louis Vuitton | Sunglasses: Ray-Ban

Happy Thursday friends! I am so excited that the temperature is finally starting to drop some. I love love love summer, but, I am so ready for fall. Fall clothes are my absolute favorite. This sweater is super comfy and such a great price. I was so disappointed when I saw that it wasn't online, but I will notify you via Instagram as soon as it becomes available online!

These booties and jeans are also some of my favorite recent purchases. I pretty much only wear booties during the fall and I was glad that I finally found a pair that I loved that didn't have a huge heel. Don't get my wrong, I love heels, but sometimes its nice to give my feet a little bit of a break. Total side note, but, I am starting BBG next week and I am super excited. If you ladies have any tips, I would love to hear them!

Also, I recently started watching this new show called the Sinner, and OMG I am so obsessed. It is SOO good. If you haven't watched it you need to. It comes on, on Wednesday nights at 10 and past episodes are on demand. Again, don't forget to check out my post on R&F tomorrow and for the exclusive discount.

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Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Full Length Kimono

| Kimono: Francesca's | Shorts: American Eagle | Wedges: Steve Madden | Tank: Express | Handbag: Gucci | Sunglasses: Ray-Ban

Happy Wednesday friends! So, I have always been super skeptical of kimonos, especially longer ones. To be honest, I just always assumed they would look horrible on me. But, I tried this one on and immediately fell in love. Such a fun piece to throw on to go shopping or out with friends. They can also help dress up or dress down a look.

My house is finally painted and its such a huge relief. It has consumed my life for the past few days. Anddddd my furniture is finally arriving Saturday after almost 9 weeks of waiting. After this weekend, my house is finally going to start feeling like home. I am beyond excited. I sure am missing my sweet boy though, I pick him back up from training next week and I can't wait!

For those of you who are loving Rodan & Fields right now, stay tuned for Friday's post. I am going to be telling you about my favorite products and providing you with an exclusive discount. So, make sure and check!

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Thursday, August 24, 2017

Shades of Blue


| Top: Sun & Shadow (on sale) | Shorts: American Eagle (under $23) | Handbag: Gigi New York | Sandals: Tory Burch | Sunglasses: Karen Walker

This top is hands down one of my favorite pieces this summer. Its super cute and goes well with all sorts of different pants/shorts. Anddddd its on sale!! For sizing, make sure and go down a size. I'm also obsessing over AE shorts, and they have so many on sale for under $25 right now! I just got 3 new pairs and I can't wait to wear them.

Also, lets not talk about my shirt tucking skills. I swear, I can't figure it out to save my life. I always think it looks good and then when I see pictures, I'm like OMG am I blind?!? Maybe I need to YouTube it, I mean you can practically figure out how to do anything with a little YouTube help.

House update: Painting is in progress yay! Attempting to get some CPA studying done today. Lots of catch up to do. So ready for these darn things to be over. Tomorrow is week two of the Friday beauty product find segment. Make sure and check it out because you are going to love this one!

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Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Stripes + Pop of Pink

| Dress: Soprano | Clutch: Etsy | Heels: Sam Edelman | Sunglasses: Karen Walker |  

When it comes to stripes, I tend to be picky. But, I love this dress! Its super flattering, comfy, lightweight and a great girls night out dress. And everything looks better with a little pop of color! I loved how well these pink heels paired with the dress.

So, as you know I recently bought a house. Over the past week or so I have been working to pick out some colors for the walls. I had no idea how big of a task this was going to be. I knew that there were certain rooms that I wanted to be unique with and that I wanted an accent wall. I'm attempting a southern look for my downstairs so I've picked a country blue for my accent wall. Now, I'm just trying to decide if I should leave the rest of the surrounding walls white, or to paint them cream.

To top off the craziness of the week, my furniture is finally going to be arriving. I am so excited!! I'll finally a dresser, which means no more piles of clothes laying on my office floor. One other thing that I've been struggling to find is pillows and art work. Would love any suggestions you guys may have on where to find some!

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Friday, August 18, 2017


Lip Color: Dark Pink | Lip Gloss: Glossy Gloss

Hi everyone! Welcome to the new Friday segment! Today I want to talk to you about a new lip product that I am completely obsessed with and its one that you've probably already heard about. When new items like this come out on the market, there tends to be some skepticism and varying opinions. I am here today to share with you my personal, honest review of Lipsense. 

Well, to start, I'm obsessed. The boldness of the colors mixed with the long lasting effect that they have, is truly amazing. I put the color I have on in the pictures above first thing that morning, had a busy day of work and blog photos, ate three meals, and was still perfect that night as I got home. I mean, what other lipstick do you know that can do that? 

So here's a little talk about how it works:

1. You MUST put on three layers of the color. You can mix and match different ones to come up with lots of different unique ones. With just two colors you can make 6-8 other colors. Make sure these layers are somewhat thin, you don't need to cake on the product. Disclaimer: it will sting a little but that's just it cleansing your lips and getting rid of some of the bad toxins on it. 

2. Then add gloss! There are so many different ones to choose from too, and they all can change up the overall look. I am wearing the glossy gloss in my photos. 

3. Because there is alcohol in the product, it can tend to dry your lips out, but they make an amazing lip moisturizer that keeps the dryness from happening. 

4. Because of its long lasting nature of it, it takes a certain product to fix mistakes. They make an 'oops' product that easily removes any excess color. It's great and I highly recommend getting it as well. 

I've partnered with my friend, Courtney to provide you all with an exclusive discount for your entire purchase (and this is something that is rare for this product). You can purchase through her Facebook page (Beauty In The Fast Lane) and use the code 'aqcgirl15' to get 15% off your entire purchase. She also guarantees same or next day shipping. If you are in the Charlotte area, she is willing to meet up with you and let you try them!

I promise, you will become just as obsessed with this product as I am!    
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Thursday, August 17, 2017

Little Black Dress

 | Loft | Heels: old, similar (only $27!) | Handbag: Louis Vuitton | Sunglasses: Karen Walker | Watch: Kate Spade

When it comes to events such as bridal showers, casual weddings, work events, etc., I always have a hard time deciding what to wear. Because of my busy schedule, I need something quick and easy to put together. This little black dress I found at the Loft is perfect! I am obsessing over these the cute ruffle details. It's super flattering, soft, and a great price point. I promise you won't regret buying this dress! I've already decided to wear it for two events in the future.

So, I am on the hunt for some wall decor and I am having a hard time finding stuff that I like and that's not super expensive. Would love to hear any suggestions that you guys might have as to wear to find some! I do find the occasional piece that I like at HomeGoods (I have a serious obsession with that store). I really wish they would start an online website, I mean, how amazing would that be? 

Also, how great is the lip color that I am wearing?!? Stay tuned for Friday's post to find out how to get in and for an exclusive discount!! 

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Monday, August 14, 2017

Fall Ruffles

 | Top: Storee | Shorts: American Eagle | Wedges: Steve Madden | Handbag: Old Navy | Sunglasses: Ray-Ban |

Happy Monday everyone! Hope everyone had a great weekend! I finally got to spend some much needed time on the lake, and get a little bit of a tan (thank goodness). On top of that, I got some things done around the house that have been on my to do list for a while. As soon as my furniture arrives, I should be mostly done with decorating the house.... well, minus all of the painting that I have to do. 

So, I'm loving this ruffle top. Its the perfect piece to help transition into fall. Its going to be getting a lot of wear over the next few months! Its comfy, a great price point, and such a fun color. These wedges have also been a favorite piece of mine from this summer and will be great as we move into fall too! I did a little shopping yesterday and actually picked out clothes I knew would match them. 

This Friday my new segment on the blog will be starting. A brief explanation as to what it will be like is; every Friday I hope to introduce you guys to a new product that I'm currently loving and to provide you with a discount code that you can use to purchase it. Hoping to keep this segment going over the next month. Let me know if there are any products out there that I should try!

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