Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Monogram Swap Reveal!

A while back two of my favorite Georgia bloggers Sara and Nicole, (y'all know I have many) decided to host a monogram swap! I feel like back in the good ole days of blogging everyone and her sister used to do swaps, now it's all about the giveaways, but I digress. Like the good southern girl that I I love monograms, so I immediately signed up. Lucky for me I got paired with the lovely Nicole herself! Now I felt like Nicole and I knew each other pretty well before the swap, but her gifts to me only made me love our friendship more! So with out further adieu here's my swap reveal!

She know's I'm a Georgia girl at heart, though I may live far away from my home state. Accordingly she got me this FABULOUS koozie (girlfriend knows I love koozies too!) not only with my monogram, but with my home state as well! How much do you love this??

Perfection right? I absolutely love it, and it will most certainly be coming with me to watch the UGA Clemson game on Saturday night. 

Next up Nicole tried to get me a little something to help me settle into my new environment here in New Orleans. If y'all don't already know the fleur de lis is kind of the unofficial symbol of New Orleans. Seriously, they're EVERYWHERE down here! In that tradition she got me an adorable hat (and it's gray! love it!!!) with my monogram intertwined with the fleur de lis! 

So thoughtful right? Plus little did that lovely lady know I have QUICKLY evolved into a wardrobe of yoga pants, Old Navy tees and hats! First year law students don't have time to blow dry their hair! duh.  Thanks so much again love!!! 

Monday, August 26, 2013

Game Day Ready

Happy Monday y'all! Today is my first official day as a law student! I have my first two classes today, and oh my goodness, the first attempts at homework have been a little more work than I anticipated! But what's getting me through this week you ask? My excitment for SATURDAY and the start of college football season. In my family though this is big game. My alma mater The University of Georgia is heading to take on Clemson University where my sister, both my parents and my grandfather went. #familyrivalry. I'm pretty sure the dawgs are going to take this one, but just incase I'll need a proper gameday look to wear to the UGA bar here in New Orleans. This is what I'm thinking

gameday ready

Perfect right? I'm kind of obsessed with that dress, and will NEED to add it to my closet ASAP.

Thanks again to all of you for your love and support through this crazy process that is the beginning of my first year of law school! Hope I see you soon! Go Dawgs!

Friday, August 23, 2013

Friday's Fancies: Back to School Style

Apparently my blog has turned into all things back to school style lately. I have to say these last few days in Louisiana have been miserably hot and humid. I love the idea of this outfit, but there is NO way I'll be wearing layers any time soon!


River Island sweatshirts hoody, $31 / Band of Outsiders asymmetrical shirt / Dorothy Perkins pants / TOMS red shoes, $61 / FOSSIL bag

Hope y'all have a great weekend!

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Wednesday Wants

Alright friends, last night was my first night in a very long time to do some homework. All I can tell you is law school is not going to be a joke. It took me nearly 45 minutes to read one little case 3/4 of a page long and brief it. Starting Monday I'll be reading 40-50 pages of case law per week, per class (all five of em). So... you can do the math. Needless to say I hope you understand some absence around this little bloggy while I get adjusted. For now I'm going to shoot to post MWF with maybe a fun "quoted" post every now and again. But I'm not committing to anything one way or another until I have a better handle on school. But, with that said I do have some pretty back to school "wants."

Monday, August 19, 2013

Back To School Chic

Well folks, today is the first day of my law school life. My week long orientation started today and I have to say I'm pretty darn excited. I've already made a few friends, discovered a few new restaurants, and found that there are 7 different coffee shops in a 6 block radius of my house. Y'all know how happy that makes me!

As we all know first impressions are super important and with a business casual dress code this is what I'm thinking for my law school debut.

I picked up a cute black and white tee at LOFT in Atlanta a few weeks ago. I think it will pair perfectly with my blue pencil skirt, black flats and maybe a cardigan in case it gets a little chilly inside all day. Of course for accessories I'll bring my big gold watch and maybe pearls? Classic, simple, chic and easy.

As for the hair and makeup I'm thinking loosely curled hair (hoping it makes it through the Louisiana humidity), a red lip and a lightly colored brown on the eyes.

What do y'all think? I promise to post an #lotd on instagram at some point.

PS. Happy Birthday Callie!!! Hope you have a fabulous day! 

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Thursday Randoms

Well hello there! Long time no see! I'm slowly getting settled here in New Orleans and have been wrapped up in a world of spending money, getting lost and seemingly endless boxes. But guess what? I'm absolutely loving it. I can't tell y'all how much I love having a walk in closet and my own bathroom. It's WONDERFUL after a few years of sharing bathrooms and living with clothing racks in my room.

I've been gone from DC for about two weeks, and to catch you up quickly here are the highlights of the last 10 days.

  • Sprained my ankle the day before moving. The universe decided to beat up on me. 
  • 2 yellow jacket stings. Again, I angered the universe. 
  • 1 flat tire. Are you getting the drift?
  • 2 wonderful nights in Athens catching up with old friends in my old college town. 
  • 5 awesome days in Atlanta with my the dash of soul team.
  • 1200+ miles in the car. 
  • And about a million margaritas at Tin Lizzy's. #RoughLife
So now you're all caught up! But goodness knows I can't write a Thursday Random's post without pictures!

Can't wait to share more of what I've been up to in New Orleans! Orientation starts on Monday! 

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Friday's Fancies: Rainbow Sherbet

Happy Friday Friends! I'm hanging out in Atlanta and having a fabulous time hanging in my hometown. Last night we had a slumber party with my favorite 10 year old and she helped me cultivate today's look. This week our #FF theme is summer treats, and I only had to think for about 3 seconds for my favorite summer treat. Rainbow Sherbet! Duh. So we took the treat theme quite literally and cultivated the most colorful outfit ever! Hey, if you can't wear this when you're ten you'll probably never wear it right?

Rainbow Sherbet

Amazing right? While you probably will never see me rocking this combo of colors it's the best of the best for that preteen in your life. Wish me luck heading to NOLA tomorrow!

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

July Birchbox

Well hello there, y'all didn't think I would miss my favorite monthly link up did you? We all know I love my subscription boxes, and I'm a birchbox faithful (nearly 2 and a half years strong!). So, without further adieu, here is my July box, don't forget to link up with the lovely ladies below.

Caldrea Lotion: Love this stuff, smells yummy like it's right out of the spa. Long lasting moisture. Great overall, but still too pricey for me to justify. Would be a great present for someone though!

 I.C.O.N India Oil: I still go back and forth on the hair oils, but this one has been a lifesaver for my ends. My stylist even commented on how good my ends look 10 weeks after my last cut! Not a ton of scent (which I like), a little goes a VERY long way. Make sure to use it on your ends first! I like using about a dimes worth on wet hair, then even less after a blowout just to smooth some flyaways. 

 Model and Co Lipstick: I absolutely LOVE this lipstick. I have peony and it's a gorgeous bright pink! I've vowed to be that girl in law school with the pink lipstick (I'm weird, I know) and this one will definitely come with me on my first day. Stays put for HOURS. 

 Birchbox Bobby Pins: I'm absolutely obsessed with these giant bobby pins! First of all they are SO cute, but then they work like a dream to! They are a little hard to "open" but c'est la vie.

 Dr. Jart+  Ceramidin Cream: This stuff is supposed to have cult following for dry skin. This time of year dryness isn't really an issue for me, but I do have a few eczema patches and this stuff made them disappear in 2-3 days. I'm definitely holding on to this beauty come winter.

So were you happy with your box this month? I know I was! Don't forget to link up and share the love with the other gals!

Monday, August 5, 2013

Be Back Soon....

I have a few posts scheduled over the next two weeks, but as I'm moving and traveling my internet access is limited, so bare with me. Don't fret though, I'm always active on the instagram. Have a great week y'all!

Friday, August 2, 2013

Closing a Chapter

This post is a little heavy and personal, if you're here for the usual Friday's Fancies come back next week. Otherwise I commend you for indulging my need to document this major moment. 

I can't believe it, but the day is finally here. Today is my last day at work, tomorrow morning I pack the car and begin the trek to Louisiana. As I've been wrapping up my life in DC I can't help but feel a pang of sadness at the closing of another chapter of my life.

It has been a dream of mine to live in DC since I visited the first time with my Dad at 9 years old. Coming back for Obama's first inauguration in 2009 only solidified my hopes to one day make this city my home. A mere 6 months later I was back for an internship, and less than 6 months after that I made this city my home. Though I didn't arrive for good until age 21, I feel that this town is really where I "grew up" or rather, where I grew into an adult. I'm sure all of you know the feeling, those first few years out of college are pretty tough, but I've made it through and I'm so glad I did it in this city.

At one point DC almost broke me. I almost gave up. After a year of being verbally abused nine hours a day by our wonderful constituents, we lost our election and I was laid off.  Being laid off less than a year after starting my job was tough, but when the months of networking and endless hours writing cover letters weren't paying off it got tougher.  I was rejected from four different positions in 24 hours, I was going into debt, and babysitting odd jobs in attempts to support myself but it wasn't working, I was overwhelmed and then you kicked me in the ass with a parking ticket. Looking back now it seems silly that a $100 parking ticket send me spiraling like it did, but I let my self utterly fall apart that night. But somehow I got through the weekend. Monday morning I woke up bound and determined that I wasn't going down like that, my dreams were not going to be dashed so easily, and you know what? They weren't. Two weeks later I had a great job, I built myself back up and I took on new challenges like an old pro.

 While growing into an adult here has been hard, it's also been wonderful. In the world of politics DC often has negative connotations, but those of us who make this city our home know there is so much more to this city than our divisive politics. The diversity of this city pervades all aspects of the culture. The food, the people, the history, this city always has something new and exciting to offer. The beauty of the Capitol building often takes my breath away, and I'll always appreciate my time working in the halls of Congress.  Lazy weekend days spent at Eastern Market have been a favorite past time, as have the nights on H Street, and the weekends playing tourist. I met some amazing people who are going to accomplish some amazing things. I worked harder and learned more than I thought I could. Most importantly, I discovered a deep love for a good Gin and Tonic at happy hour.

Not only am I leaving this wonderful city behind, but I'm leaving some amazing friends. My two lovely roommates have been an amazing support system for me over the last few years, and I really couldn't ask for better friends. I'll miss you girls more than you know. KJ--- our morning rides to the hill have often been a high point in my day. I'll miss starting my day with our shared laughter at the inappropriateness of the Kane Show, the unpredictable DC traffic and your contagious good moods. BW--- I cannot really fathom life without you down the hall. You've always been there, every day, for the last 14 years. We've basically walked the same path since 6th grade, and for the first time ever our lives are going in different directions. While I can't help but be excited for this next stage, for both of us, it's bittersweet. I miss you both (and Oliver) already.

As I pack up and move on, I'm closing the chapter on this defining few years of my life. I came to DC with a naive dream to change the world and help people. Now I leave with the best memories, matured to what "real life" is like and a plan to change the world and help people.

DC. Thank you. I'll see you in 2016.  

Thursday, August 1, 2013

July Recap

I can't believe July is really over! Summer is quickly coming to a close and I'm only 48 hours away from a major move! July was a great last month in DC, jam packed with good food (probably too much but oh so worth it), good friends and lots of packing. 
pool time on the roof / pretty plants 
obsessing over purple nails / amazing roasted chicken pizza with cherries
best bloody marys in NOLA / an array of pretty summer scarves
LOTD's / coffee
blogger brunch salads / ham and cheese croissants
the open road / and lots and lots of lavender

How was your July? 

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Back to School Essentials: Lap Top Cases

Well it's that time of year again and for the first time in three years I actually get go back to school shopping! (Always the best part of going back to school right?) I've already picked up a few things, but I've been waiting to do most of my shopping until I get to Louisiana. I got my new computer a few weeks ago, so now I need to invest in a cute laptop case right? As always I need y'all guidance, which one should I pick?

I'm loving the Marc Jacobs one in particular. 

Monday, July 29, 2013

Cream Dreams

I'm absolutely in denial that today begins my last week in DC. While I'm ready to trade in my spanx and heels for flip flops and yoga pants, I'm not ready to leave this city that I love so much. So, while I'm all sad and depressed over here I wanted to give y'all something pretty to look at. Normally summertime is all about crisp white, but I'm loving peachy creams right now, so I pulled together a few must have pieces.

Cream Dream

Friday, July 26, 2013

Friday's Fancies: Style Icon

Like any good southern girl I'm kind of obsessed with Reese Witherspoon, so for today's style icon theme who else could I choose? Her simple feminine look often comes off as effortless yet chic.

So here's my take on her style. I love the combination of the structured cardigan with the softness of the lace dress, and a little touch of chanel never hurt anyone, am I right? 

style icon

Hope y'all have a fabulous weekend! I'll be packing up my life and selling the majority of my possessions. Sounds fun right? 

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Quoted: Up Next

a little thursday inspiration for you

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Beauty Shopping at Costco!

Who doesn't obsess over Costco? While I always seem to spend way more money than I intend to, you can't beat that ice cream at the end. Well, on your next trip to the big box giant you need to stroll through the beauty section because Pati Dubroff (celebrity makeup artist) has just created a line of products exclusively sold at Costco! You read that right, Costco. Check out this gorgeous Perfect Palette

It comes with twelve gorgeous shades, matte, shimmer and glitter. Oh and you get a matte black liner too. Just looking at the palette the colors remind me a lot of the UD Naked 2. But I'll let y'all decide

I will tell y'all, I haven't actually picked this up yet, but when I stumbled across it online yesterday I was far too excited to keep this little gem of a palette to myself. Can you believe this is only $17.99? Such a steal. 

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Weekly Wants: Gilded Clutch

Since I'm moving I've had to put all shopping on hold for the last several weeks and let me tell you, it's driving me nuts! I've been online window shopping like a fiend and I've discovered so many pieces I need to add to my wardrobe. Today's obsession is a gold clutch.

gilded clutch
Shop the picks here:

I seriously need one of these. I think the Express one will definitely arrive on my doorstep once I move. Not only are clutches great for a night out on the town, but I love little bags to compartmentalize my ginormous bag.

So what are you obsessing over right now? What's your next addition to your closet? 

Monday, July 22, 2013

Pink Chic

Remember back in the day, when pink hair was all the rage? First there was Gwen Stefani, then Pink, and the super trend setter Avril Lavigne. Some where deep down, the fourteen year old Emily has always wanted to have pink hair. Well this weekend my dream came true thanks to a very pink hair chalk from my latest Beauty Army box. Hair chalk has been a trend for the last few years, but I finally took the plunge to try it. I promise its super simple and you essentially rub a super pigmented powder on your dry hair, set it with some hairspray and you're good to go! When you rinse it out all the powder goes down the drain.

Dress {similar} | Shoes {Polo} | Watch {Michael Kors} | Necklace {similar}

Photos taken by KAJ

Note to all my blondie blondes out there... It doesn't necessarily fully wash out in one wash. So be careful. I walked around all day Sunday with a slight pink tint to my ends. But it was still fun for a night! What do y'all think? Would you try pink hair for a day?

PS. I went to the Southern Blog Society meetup in Charlottesville yesterday with the lovely Julie, Cathy, Heather, Jenna, Brittney and Madeline. It was so nice to finally meet some of my favorite DC blog girls in real life! You need to follow them all immediately!

Friday, July 19, 2013

Friday's Fancies: Summer Sandals

Happy Friday y'all, we've made it through another week! Is it just me or is this summer flying by? The days certainly seem long, but the weeks keep getting shorter! Thankfully though we still have quite a while left in sandal weather! For this Friday's Fancies Sandal Extravaganza I'm crushing on a few different styles to get me through the rest of this balmy weather.

Summer Sandals

I think those silver Steve Maddens are my favorites. What about y'all? Don't forget to head over to Long Distance Loving with {AV} for a little more sandal fun.

Hope y'all have an amazing weekend y'all! Stay cool!

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Thursday Randoms

It's another Thursday and I'm loosing steam, so I'm writing another blog post in bullet form. Hope you enjoy.
  • Did you see May Books on Groupon right now? 12.99 for 1, 24.99 for 2. I have one and LOVE it. Great deal. I'll be making my academic calendar with them for sure.

  • Speaking of groupon, I finally bought a "learn your dslr" class. Hopefully that means y'all will be seeing more pictures around these parts. 
  • I just bought a very bright neon pink blazer on crazy sale at gap last week. I have no idea what to wear it with. Thoughts? I'm thinking blues? tans? whites? 
  • I got my eyebrows threaded for the first time last week at the newest Shobha salon just south of Dupont circle. It was quite the experience. Blog post to come. I got to catch up with some lovely bloggers though! So fun
  • I cannot wait for the Southern Blog Society Meet up in Charlottesville this weekend. I so excited to finally meet some of my blogging favorites. 
  • Did you hear? 50% off Frappuccinos through July 16th. This is happening. Today. If I can bare to head out into the heat.
  • How cute is this skirt. Gray and Gold? Definitely on the top of my wishlist.  
  • I finally got my new computer for school yesterday! I'm leaving the mac land for a lenovo. Honestly though, the one I got was comparable to a mac book pro (15 inch) and it was essentially half the price. I do have to learn windows 8 though... there's definitely a learning curve for this mac girl.
  • I LOVED getting to catch up with a few of my favorite gals this weekend. 

  • I cannot believe I'm leaving DC in 16 short days. Cannot BELIEVE IT. 
  • Even more so, I cannot believe that I'll be back in a classroom one month from today! It's been three whole years... hope I remember how to take notes :)
  • How absurd is this weather? It feels about 25 degrees cooler in New Orleans than in DC right now. Absolutely ridiculous. 

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Summer Nails

I don't really know when it happened, but in the last few years I've become a bit of a nail polish junkie. I sorted through my collection this weekend, tossing any bad polish that won't me relocating to New Orleans with me. Unfortunately I've been left with an array of dark "winter" shades, but very few options for summer. So what's a nail junkie to do? Go shop the Essie 2013 summer collection. Duh.

This summer I'm absolutely loving the light nail trend. Opaque whites, pinks and blues feel fresh, a trend held over from Spring that I fully approve of.

summer nails

What nail colors are you loving this Summer? I'd love to hear your recommendations!

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Colorful Satchel

I am a girl who loves a structured bag.

I love how a simple and chic satchel bag can completely change an outfit for the better. This summer I'm especially loving carrying around my bright green kate spade. I have come to believe in brightly colored bags, as they really can make all the difference in an outfit. Instant statement piece, color blocking, or simply as a way to up the chic factor, I don't think you can go wrong with a bright fun satchel this summer.

Unfortunately I imagine life as a law student will not afford me the budget to endlessly shop the gorgeous bags below a girl can dream right?

Which one would you pick up to get you through the rest of summer?

Monday, July 15, 2013

Quoted: Dreamer

Friday, July 12, 2013

Friday's Fancies: Tank Top and Tangerine

Well y'all, we've made it once again! Another week down. This summer is absolutely flying by! I only have THREE WEEKS left in DC and I'm crazy excited about these last few adventures I'm going to have in my favorite city (hopefully the weather behaves).  Now for this week's Friday's Fancies theme is "Tanked" and we are all professing our love of tank tops. Now, I'm going to be honest with y'all, I'm not much of a fan of those loose slouchy tank tops that the hipsters seem to love. So I went a little more preppy with my look, I hope y'all approve.

Tank Top and Tangerine

J.Crew j crew / MICHAEL Michael Kors skinny pants / Cole Haan flat shoes / Topshop satchel handbag / Statement necklace

I'm so in love with the coral and turquoise combo for summer. It's just so fresh and bright. Perfect. Hope you girls have a fabulous weekend! If you want more Friday's Fancies Fun head over to Long Distance Loving and join the party!

Thursday, July 11, 2013


Listening to CNN's nonstop coverage of the George Zimmerman trial. I'm so ready for this trial to be over. Anyone else?

Loving that it's Thursday already! This week has flown by! And after this I only have 3 weeks of work left!

Drinking iced coffee. It's too darn hot for regular

Reading an Introduction to The Study and Practice of Law in a Nut Shell. Super exciting.

Wearing a cream v-neck sweater I picked up on super sale from the gap, my thrifted micro-pleat blue skirt and my favorite beige heels. Going for comfort today.

Thinking that I can't wait for the exciting changes to come in the next few weeks.

Feeling excited, optimistic and a little anxious.

Wondering what I should have for lunch. I'm thinking a trip to Taylor's is in order

Realizing that I only have 23 days left in DC! Where is the time going!!!

Happy Thursday y'all!

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

June Beauty Favorites

Even though we are ten whole day's into the month of July, I still want to share with y'all my june beauty favorites. June was a month of quick and easy makeup for me. It's hot, it's humid, and I love sleeping in, so my morning prep has dropped off to less than 20 minutes (including a shower). Actually some days it's even less than that.

June Favorites

1. Eyeko Liquid Eyeliner (Black)- Instead of bothering with primer and a trillion different shades of eyeshadow, I've been forgoing the stuff all together lately! Instead, I've opted for a strong black liquid line. Still makes a great impact, and I'm loving the new look. This eyeko liner is seriously my favorite liquid liner pen out there. I've had it for almost a year and it's still going strong!

2. Covergirl TruBlend Minerals- This is a loose mineral powder foundation. I love the medium coverage of this stuff, and it's been a favorite of mine for years! There is a slight shimmer in it though. I love it for summertime, but if you're looking for a matte loose powder, this isn't it.

3. Maybelline Dream Fresh BB Cream- While I haven't done an official test of ALL the drugstore offerings of BB creams, I have tried quite a few. For my oily and splotchy skin, I've decided this one is my favorite hands down. Pretty great coverage for a BB cream, long wearing (especially if you set it with a powder foundation) and it has an SPF.

4. Covergirl Eyeshadow Trio in Cafe Au Lait- An oldie but a goodie. The perfect trio of bronzy browns for summertime. I love the pigmentation of these shadows, and honestly you really can't beat the value of the covergirl trios and quads. Plus they take all the guess work out of shadows, which is great when you don't want to "play" with shadows in the morning.

5. Viva La Juicy La Fleur- I'm absolutely loving this light and sweet floral perfume this summer. Best of all, it seems to linger for hours which many of my other scents don't do in summer.

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Moroccan Madness

We continue to get closer and closer to the big move and I keep getting more and more excited! Since I'm still a bit too far away to start taking tangible steps towards getting decor for the new place (I don't have room in my car!) A while back Betsy took us on a tour of her new place and I fell in love with her fabulous rug. Ever since then I've been on the hunt for my own version.  I'm almost ready to pull the trigger on a rug, but as always I need y'all's wonderful counsel on a style/color.

Moroccan Madness

To give you a little insight into my thoughts on color schemes I've come up with a few options.

Option 1. I'm thinking about gray, hot pink, navy blue, white and light pink. (Super prepster girly I know).

Option 2. Same general vein, but trading black for the blues. This is pretty much the color scheme I have going on in my room right now. Grey walls, white bedding, pink curtains. I love it, but am I ready for a change? Maybe.

Option 3. Completely different. Grays with teal and orange accents. Okay, this is completely different. I'm thinking Gray walls, white bedding, dark gray furniture with maybe a fun piece or two in one of the accent colors. A fun teal rug, and a few orange pillows. I don't know that this color scheme screams "me" but I'm really liking it right now.  

In the end I'm going to paint my walls a light gray. I want my room to be a soothing oasis away from the craziness of school, but I also really like having a pop of color to make me happy. So, now that you know what I'm thinking... Which rug should I go for? 

Monday, July 8, 2013

First Impressions: Philips Sonicare PowerUp

*I am a member of the Collective Bias® Social Fabric® Community. This shop has been compensated as a part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias and their client. All opinions expressed are my own.*

Lets talk about first impressions. In about a month here I start at a new stage of my life, at a new school, in a new city. We all remember those first day of school jitters, but this time around I'm definitely feeling more anxiety than a few butterflies in my stomach. So in an effort to put my best foot forward I'm planing on making a few adjustments to my appearance before school starts. A new hairdo, a different makeup routine, maybe a new outfit or two, and most importantly a pretty white smile.  

Recently I was given the chance to test out a new Philips Sonicare Electric Toothbrush, specifically the PowerUp. Usually I'm not one to fall for sweeping promises made in advertisements, but when I saw that with the Power Up I would have more brush strokes in one day than I would in a whole month with my manual toothbrush, my interest was certainly piqued. I already drink too much coffee and red wines have become my drink of choice, so I can definitely benefit from some deeper cleanings. I've never used an electric toothbrush, and honestly assumed that they weren't much better than a trust manual toothbrush from the dentist.

(Don't judge, this was really me brushing my teeth at the end of the day)

After only a week of using the PowerUp I'm able to tell a huge difference in my teeth. They feel so much cleaner when I'm done brushing, it's like going to the dentist. Love that! I swear my whitening toothpaste is working better which I attest to the fact that my teeth are cleaner.

I can't wait to see what they'll look like in a month when I actually start school! Honestly I can't believe the difference between an electric toothbrush and a manual one. While I'm still holding on to my old manual toothbrush it's been banished to my cleaning bin, let's hope it works better on grout stains than it did on my teeth. I mean come on, just look how far the toothbrush has come over the years!

Grab your own Power Up at Walmart (on sale!) for less that $20! You can't beat that!

Friday, July 5, 2013

Friday's Fancies: Fourth Fun

Hope y'all all had a great fourth yesterday! I spent my day relaxing, watching baseball, drinking beer, watching fireworks and being kept up late into the night with "bombs bursting in air" seemingly right outside my window.

This weekend I'm just hanging out enjoying DC living while I still can! What are y'all up to?

Fourth Fun

Dorothy Perkins / Flat shoes / Havaianas , $23 / Hat Attack fedora hat, $155 / Sheriff&Cherry pink sunglasses

I'm thinking this would be a perfect look for a cookout this weekend don't you? I'm kind of obsessed with those flats too :)

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Four Things: Fourth of July Fun

I can hardly believe it, but July 4th will be here tomorrow! Growing up Didn't the 4th always feel like the "middle" of summer? This year is just flying by.  My Dad's Birthday is July 4th, so my 4th is usually focused on celebrating him and America!

This year I'm unable to be with him, but I'm certainly looking forward to having the day off to relax and celebrate the USA here in the nation's capital. 

The four things I looking forward to this year are 1. Fireworks. 2. Yummy treats. 3. Fun Americana nail art and 4. Fresh berries.  Is there anything better? If you're heading out of town this weekend stay safe and have fun! I have to work on Friday, so I'm sticking around, but the DC countdown is on so I'm definitely going to try and get out and enjoy the city. 

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