insomnia induced shopping 

I woke up before the sun this morning and couldn’t get back to sleep. This horrible cold is just lingering, which doesn’t help. Anyway, D woke up for an impromptu bang, which was awesome, but I was still wired after. So I popped onto Facebook and found a Lularoe sale. Oops. 

Here’s what I bought:

I can’t wait for all of it to arrive. 

fashion friday

After finishing up at court in Wentzville, I stopped by Mid Rivers Mall to pick up some lingerie for our upcoming vacay from Frederick’s. (D has a very specific fantasy I’m trying to fulfill). I was very disappointed to find that the store has been shut down. BOO! Not wanting to waste a trip to the mall, I popped into The Limited Outlet for a bit of shopping. Here are some of today’s buys:

The red one is my fave, of course, because polka dots and pockets!!!

Not pictured, but also purchased: a super cute blue tee and a pair of grey shorts. Yes, I bought shorts. We shall see if this experiment works out for me. Shorts are way outside my comfort zone, tbh.

The best part? Everything was 50% off.

make-up musings

I hit the make-up jackpot today.

I stopped by Ulta and picked up this beauty:

I couldn’t resist. The colors are so gorgeous in person. I can’t wait to get all made up tomorrow morning!!

And then I checked my mail and found that my Ipsy glam bag had arrived. I’m pretty sure this is the cutest bag yet! I’m totally putting it in my purse.

And I love everything in the bag this month:

Well worth $10.00.

this week in fashion 

Themes of the week: dresses, cardigans, and statement necklaces.

This week I’ve started a new thing where I’m organizing my closet by putting recently worn items in the back in an attempt to wear a wider variety of my clothing. Rotation is key. I’m trying to push myself out of my comfort zone a bit. I tend to wear the same stuff over and over, despite the fact that I have a closet full of gorgeous stuff.

Outfit one: About the Artist Dress in Navy from Modcloth. Cardigan by Merona from Target. Shoes by Audrey Brooke (DSW).

Outfit two: cardigan from Banana Republic (men’s). Leggings by West Loop. They are sold at Walgreens strangely enough, and they are my favorite leggings ever. Shoes from Target.

Outfit three: cardigan by Merona from Target. Pretty Perusing Dress from Modcloth. Necklace by Brighton.

Outfit four: cardigan by Merona from Target. Tunic from Rack + Clutch.

Outfit five: yet another cardigan by Merona from Target (love them). Up to the Minimalist dress from Modcloth. Necklace from Le Tote.

Outfit six: same cardigan as outfit five. Dress from Ann Taylor Loft. Necklace from The Limited.

Today’s outfit:


Dress from Ann Taylor Loft. Same Banana Republic cardigan from earlier in the week. Dave hates this thing, but I adore it. So cozy! Necklace says “happy” and is by Jook & Nona. I don’t typically wear gold jewelry, but this came in my Fit Fab Fun box and is too adorable to not wear.


I feel spoiled 

My boyfriend gave me a Modcloth gift certificate for our anniversary, and I finally used it to place an order tonight. I’m very excited about what I selected:

The best part is: I still have quite a bit of credit remaining. ❤️

He also gave me a gift certificate to Victoria’s Secret so I can buy new sleepwear for when we move in together. We are looking for comfortable yet sexy. That’s our compromise. I’ve found a lot of good options but haven’t committed to anything yet. Here are a few I’m considering: