Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Fringey Fringe

I have this image in my head of my mom in a gaudy suede brown fringe jacket as a child and immediately laugh because I thought it was so not cool. Well mom looks like I was wrong! I have always said I would never wear fringe but I must admit my mom was way cool before her time! The new fall items have fringe everywhere! From a purse to shoes and yes even on jackets! Eat your heart our mom because you are going to love this haha :)

Monday, August 25, 2014

Gorgeous Gorjana

A few months ago I met Mary Seng in the apple store, and she was literally so nice! Not only do I religiously follow her blog, Happily Grey but I pretty much follow all of the designers she does (not to sound creepy) Anyhow I was browsing through the Gorjana website the other day and saw that you can shop some of Mary's favorite fall pics. If she picks it it's golden...literally! Above are some of my favorites from her "favorite picks." Also make sure to check out their summer sale items, all are 30% off!

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Outdoor Spaces

When my husband and I were looking for houses last fall we had to make the decision between living in the suburbs with a big yard and more space, or living closer to downtown with small to no yard and less space-but right in the heart of our favorite places. Needless to say we chose downtown and we wouldn't trade it for anything at this point in our lives (we still have a small yard). However once time comes for a family we would love to have a big back yard with an outdoor kitchen and fire pit spots! For now I can just dream about these images!

Monday, August 18, 2014

Best Drugstore Finds

You can bet every time I walk in Target I come out with 500 things I dont necessarily need but yet can't live without!  These are my top "drugstore finds" and all of them can be found at a CVS, Walgreens, Target, etc. And a bonus, all of these items are under $10 so how can you resist?!

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

No Shop August FAIL!

I must preface my No Shop August  fail by saying I lasted A LOT longer than I thought I would. And just because I bought this 1 item does not mean I am going to continue to shop. This was my 1 cheat item. Needless to say I did purchase this jacket from Piperlime because I had a 30% off coupon that was expiring and if I didn't get it yesterday I was going to lose that coupon. I mean not that Piperlime doesn't do coupons all the time but I needed to buy that. 

And this jacket brings me to my next statement regarding a "capsule" wardrobe. A friend (thank you Christy) recently told me about this blog called un-fancy. Caroline is amazing! Her whole thing is "less is more." If you read her blog you'll read about her desire to simplify her life. She, like me, realized she needed to let go of some items in her life and be a little lighter and a little happier. No shop August for me has been not only to prove that I don't have to always buy clothes that I don't need, but also to put my time and energy that I spent looking at clothing websites and shopping elsewhere. I get so wrapped up in the next big purchase or the new coolest designer and sometimes it's better to just take a step back and be content with what you have (knowing we are all SO BLESSED with what we have) So take a look at Caroline and her 30 items she uses to mix and match each season. The Piperlime jacket is definitely going to be a staple for me for fall. It will be perfect for work over a dress or a date night out with jeans. Remember Aimee "less is more!"

Monday, August 11, 2014

Summer Cocktail

There is something about sitting on the beach with a good summery drink in hand that I love! Since I can't always be at the beach why not take 1/2 of that trade off and always have a good summer cocktail handy (and by always I mean on the weekends!) My go to is usually a V&T (vodka tonic and 2 limes) but Pinterest has opened a whole new world of cocktails for me to try and love! The ones listed above are my favorite!

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Summer Beach Wear

This past week I was asked by to do a blog post on summery beach wear. First off let me tell you a little bit about This is an awesome website if you are going to buy a giftcard for someone or if you want to sell a giftcard of you own. Honestly this is a great sit to just purchase a giftcard for yourself and get a sale price for it too! I know we all get random giftcards that sometimes we can'y use so why not head over to and let someone buy that from you! Also it allows you to compare prices on giftcards so all of you frugal mcdougals can get the best possible deal. They have giftcards from Target to Macy's to Starbucks! I mean this is honestly the best way to shop!

Next month my husband and I are heading to the beach to celebrate our 2 year anniversary a little early (getting married in the fall means football takes priority so we are going out of town on a by week for UT) Anyhow here are some items I know I'll be packing in my suitcase for our beach trip as well as adding to my wish list for this trip!

Day time look:

casual night time look:
cardigandress/ bracelet by me (email if interested)/ Steve Madden sandalTB flip flop

And the best part about all of these items is getting them with a discounted giftcard on, don't forget to check them out HERE! below are links directly to purchase giftcards:

Monday, August 4, 2014

Midi Monday

(picture is a combo of the shirt and skirt I bought)

I have been on the hunt for the perfect midi skirt for months now! I am just tall enough that I feel comfortable pulling this look off. The midi skirt that I fell in love with was featured on Bows and Depos! this gorgeous green midi skirt from shopbop has been on my mind non stop since I saw it. Unfortunately at the price of $119 I wasn't willing to spend that for a skirt I wouldn't wear that often. Needless to say a girl at work had on one that was a very close 2nd so clearly I had to know where it came from. After finding out it was from piperlime I immediately went on the website to buy it. Luckily there was a promotion going on that if you sign up with your email address you get 40% off! And on top of that I had a $15 off coupon, so none the less I got this awesome skirt for $25!!! I still am keeping my eye out for the green shopbop skirt to go on sale but I love this Jacquard midi and cannot wait to wear it!

Friday, August 1, 2014

No Shop August

A few years ago I implemented "no shop November" and let's just say it was a total bust. I have a serious shopping problem and I guess the 1st step is admitting  it. I don't know what it is, I have lots of clothes, shoes, and jewelry but yet always feel as if I need more. And honestly I think it's my outlet. When I'm stressed or sad buying something is my immediate go to and it always makes me feel good until I see the next thing I want! This morning on instagram I saw a fellow blogger Sabby Style doing no shop August and figured I'd give this another try! Who wants to do it with us!!!! And for those of you who are shopping please buy 10 extra things so I can vicariously live through you :( And if you see me at the mall please harass me!
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