Thursday, November 29, 2012

Blake Lively aka Best Hairstyles!

No matter the day it seems Blake Lively has the perfect hair. So not fair. She can pull of the just-rolled-out-if-bed look like nobody's business. I would kill to have her hair styles! Seriously. Not to mention her fashion sense, which is also to die for.
Loving this side part with a chunky braid! 
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Add a little accessory to add a punch of feminine  
BLAKE LIVELY photo | Blake Lively
Even a simple pulled back style suits Blake 
BLAKE LIVELY: 2009 photo | Blake Lively
A sleek bun pulled back is the perfect way to show off those beautiful facial features! BLAKE LIVELY photo | Blake Lively
Simple straight strands never go out of style. 

What Do Girls and Romantic Products Have in Common?

The other night one of my girlfriends had a sex toy party. Being a college student and having a sex toy party means getting the girls together, drinking wine, and passing around dildos all while trying out romantic products such as lubes, oils, and potions. This may not sound like the most ideal night for some but for my group of girls it means getting away from everyday rigors to hang loose.

I have never been to one of these parties without alcohol and lots of giggly girls. If you haven't ever been to a party you are missing out! No, seriously. There is nothing more fun than getting silly with your girlfriends and enjoying a night out on the town.

Unique Mens Cobalt Wedding Band

Finding a wedding band for my husband was probably the easiest part of planning the whole wedding.. surprisingly. We probably only looked at three rings before we found the perfect ring. We love the way it's cut. It is so different than any other wedding band I have seen even though it isn't really a crazy design or anything. The best part was that it was a mens cobalt wedding band. We looked at many different kinds and we liked the cobalt the best, so when we realized this one was cobalt we were so excited. Cobalt wedding bands are really a great choice. They are so durable and last for so long. How could you not trust something with a lifetime warranty on it? There are not enough words to describe how I felt putting that ring on his finger on our wedding day.

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Will you DIY or Buy?

With the ever popular Pinterest at our fingertips it seems DIY projects, crafts, beauty regimen and even Christmas gifts are an endless supply. I don't know about you but most of the gifts I'm giving this year will be homemade  Is that necessarily a bad thing? I don't think so. In fact, I think it means more to give/receive homemade gifts. I even make my own wrapping paper! (Or at least I'm going to try but that is a whole other story)

Of course making gifts for girlfriends, boyfriends, grandparents, siblings and parents are "easy" because they love everything, or at least they are "supposed" to that you give them. However, when it comes to gifts for kids it's a different story, at least that's what I discovered.

So I gave my nephew a homemade gift for his birthday, which was about a month ago. Well turns out he didn't like it! I almost cried! I was actually super embarrassed  So, when it comes to him I will buy. I'm already planning on getting him a baseball card pack, a really cool one so I he thinks I'm cool again. I don't want to be known as the aunt that sends a bunny costume (name that movie).

I know the holidays, and birthdays for that matter, aren't all about the gifts. But being an aunt, you will totally understand if you are one, you want to impress and make your little nieces and nephews happy (plus you want to spoil them a little)! And the moral of the story is, know to DIY and who to buy for.

Friday, November 23, 2012

What I Love About Engagement Rings From Orange County

Some people may think I am crazy, but I just have this thing for looking at engagement rings. I don't see myself as one of those girls who just looks and looks because I am needing to get engaged as soon as I can. Looking at rings is like looking at clothes or even art for some people.  I find them so beautiful. My ring collection at home is almost a bit ridiculous, but I am still proud. I have got to say though, engagement rings from Orange County are by far my favorite. They are so elegant and unique and so different than any other place. I find if you are looking for something that is more than just a band and a diamond, you should go here. 
Something I really like about this place is that you can create your own engagement ring. I absolutely love the idea of a man helping design something completely new and different that no one else has. I have a pretty unique style, so it may be hard for someone to look for a wedding ring for me, and creating his own style would be so perfect! 

Monday, November 19, 2012

Holiday party + Plus size cocktail dress = Best Holiday Mix!

One thing that I absolutely LOVE about the holidays is the excuse to dress up. What girl doesn't love to get fancy and sip on champagne? The holidays are the perfect excuse to buy yourself a fancy cocktail dress.

One of my really good friends invited me to her work Christmas party. She just graduated college and is working as a nurse for a hospital. Now that she has a "big girl job" she has the opportunity to dress up for formal Holiday parties! Yay! She felt a little weird going to the party herself so she thought it would be a great idea to bring me (her "filler" bf) ;)

The party is in about two weeks which means I need to get shopping! I'm thinking about this cute plus size cocktail dress. What do you think? I don't want to spend a ton of money and I want something I can wear again. I think this is a classy dress that can be worn again with either boots and tights, a cropped jacket, or with a casual sweater. This dress is a good investment and a great excuse to shop online :)