BIRTHDAY MONTH: WISH LIST.

IT’S SEPTEMBER!

Didn’t August just fly right on by? Since I was so busy, I hardly had any time to blog. Also, with school starting- it’s been hectic. I’m officially a college SENIOR! It’s been a long time coming! “One more year left” is what I keep repeating to myself when things become too overwhelming. Although I CANNOT wait to be done- I’m going to try and savor the last moments of being a college student. {it’s been so nice to make my own schedule & not working}

Besides that- It’s my BIRTHDAY MONTH! I am turning 25 years old on the 30th! Now that is something I cannot wrap my head around.  Mid-twenties. WHAT? A lot of people I know are having babies, getting married, have “adult” jobs, and  it’s just crazy to think that this is an age where these things start happening. But I’m looking forward to twenty-five! I’m curious what new things I’ll do this year/ where life will take me.

Here are some cute things I’d like to have/ or really like at the moment:

SPERRY QUILTED DUCK BOOTS.

 

PATAGONIA WOMEN’S COTTON QUILT HOODY.

 

 

 

 

PATAGONIA WOMEN’S CLEAN COLOR SWEATSHIRT.

 

 

 

 

VASQUE BREEZE HIKING BOOTS.

 

 

 

THE NORTH FACE ISABELLA DAYPACK.

 

Notice a theme? I really want to get more involved outdoors: hiking, camping, etc. I need a pair of hiking boots! So that would be an amazing gift!

 

xo

 

25TH BIRTHDAY IDEAS: WINE TASTING IN SONOMA COUNTY.

It’s officially August! Which means my birthday is next month! And not any birthday, it’s a milestone birthday: twenty-five! Craziness. So I have been trying to think of ideas of what to do. I’ve been to Napa Valley for wine tasting (even celebrated my 21st there), but I’ve never gone to Sonoma. I think this will be the perfect place to celebrate officially being in my mid-twenties: drink delicious wine and enjoy the gorgeous scenery.

I’ve narrowed the list down to 5 wineries I’m interested in visiting, for the weekend getaway:

 

1. FRANCIS FORD COPPOLA WINERY | Geyserville, Ca.

 

 

2. VIANSA SONOMA | Sonoma, Ca.

 

 

3. FERRARI CARANO VINEYARDS & WINERY | Healdsburg, Ca.

 

 

4. GLORIA FERRER CAVES & VINEYARDS | Sonoma, Ca.

 

 

5. JORDAN VINEYARD & WINERY | Healdsburg, Ca.

 

 

If anyone has been to Sonoma, and has any good winery recommendations that I haven’t listed, I’d love to know what they are. Also any hotel/restaurant/coffee shop recommendations would be greatly appreciated as well!

xo

MADEWELL: CURRENT WISHLIST.

I’m obsessed with everything from Madewell. Too bad I don’t have the money to shop right now! So instead, a girl can dream… here are a few things on my wishlist:

 

 

 

striped off-the-shoulder shirtdress $110

 

 

 

striped melody off-the-shoulder dress $88

 

 

 

the callie slipper flat in leather $108

 

 

 

medium transport tote $158

 

 

 

ribbed knit jayna bralette $29.50

 

 

 

lily ruffle dress in sea floral $69.99 (on sale!)

 

 

 

xo

 

PRODUCTS I WANT TO TRY: SUNSCREEN.

With my 25th birthday creeping around the corner (September 30th), I’ve been doing more research about skincare. I’ll  be in my mid-twenties (when the hell did this happen?), and that means I really need to start the “prevention” stage. Prevent fine lines, wrinkles, sun spots, and aging skin. It actually stresses me out a little- but I don’t want to be one of those women you see with horrible sun-damaged skin! It’s not a good look.

So, with that said I’ve been on the hunt for a good face sunscreen. I’m totally one for drug-store products, but I think splurging for skincare is an investment, so I don’t mind spending a little more $$. I also want to start buying more products that are cruelty-free & don’t test on animals!

  • Tatcha Silken Pore Perfecting Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 35 PA+++

I have never heard of this brand until stumbling across it on Sephora. I was doing a “top rated” search on face sunscreens and this one came up. I looked into the brand & was impressed. They are a Japanese brand that do not test on animals. This bottle retails for $65.00 & when I get some extra money, I will be purchasing it.

 

  • Farmacy Green Screen Daily Environmental Protector Broad Spectrum SPF 30 Sunscreen with Echinacea GreenEnvy™

I have used Farmacy products before, and I really liked them! They do not test on animals, which is a huge plus; and this bottle only retails for $36.00! If you don’t have a lot of money to splurge, this is a great option. It has 4.7 out of 5.0 stars on Sephora, I think it’s worth testing/trying out.

 

  • Murad City Skin Age Defense Broad Spectrum SPF 50 PA++++

Another option that is cruelty free & not tested on animals: Murad. I have never used Murad products before, but have only heard the best things about them. This bottle retails for $65.00, and has 5/5 stars on Sephora’s website. If I don’t try out Tatcha’s product (see above, #1) then I will try this product out.

 

If you have any face sunscreen recommendations I’d love to hear them! I’d love to try anything with an SPF of 30 or higher! Or if you have tried any of these products- tell me what you thought about them, I’m super curious & want to buy the best one possible.

 

xo

valentine’s day wishlist: j. crew edition.

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner! I’m in love with all things pink & frilly.

Here are a few things on my wishlist, J. Crew edition:

 

 

Signet bag in Italian leather. fOUND HERE.

 

 

 

Colette suede d’Orsay pumps. FOUND HERE.

 

 

 

Charlie slides in colorblock leather. found HERE.

 

 

 

Embroidered lips striped T-shirt. FOUND HERE.

 

 

Long-sleeve off-the-shoulder top. FOUND HERE.

 

 

 

Flutter-sleeve dress in painted pansy. FOUND HERE.

 

 

Short-sleeve pajama set in Liberty® Edenham floral. Found HERE.

 

 

Whether you’re happily taken, dating, or single— have a happy valentine’s day.

 

xo

 

winter dresses: wishlist.

I love wearing dresses in the fall and winter. Pair it with some tights & cute boots- my favorite.

Here are a few dresses I would love to have in my closet:

dress2Monaco Tiered Dress from anthropologie.

 

dress1Mystic Velvet Swing Dress from Loft.

dress3Marled T-Shirt Dress from Anthropologie.

 

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Lou & Grey Interlock Crossback Dress from Loft.

(I actually purchased this dress! The back is adorable. I can’t wait to get it in the mail!)

 

dress5Marova Maxi Dress from Anthropologie.

This is just a fun dress I had to share! I obviously don’t have the budget to spend over $300 on a dress. It’s gorgeous to look at though- a girl can dream!

 

dress6Eastberry Dress from Anthropologie.

This dress is so dreamy! Love.

 

xo

 

september wishlist.

The end of September is where you can (usually) start wearing fall related clothing. I guess it really just depends where you live. I’ve gathered a list of pretty things I would love to have in my closet. Take a look….

Posy Maxi Sweater Dress found on Anthropologie’s website.

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Surya Burnout Top found here.

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Amis Linen Top found on Anthropologie’s website.

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Oxford Booties (in any color, really) found on Anthropologie’s website.

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Mona Plaid Dress found here.

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Sueded Baseball Cap found here.

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What is your favorite thing about Autumn clothing? Any must pieces you must have this season?

 

xo

 

*All photos are taken off of Anthro’s website. Some items I wasn’t able to directly link, my apologies.

 

one month until my birthday: gift wishlist.

ONE MONTH.

I can’t believe it! August is coming to an end, and we are about to be in my birthday MONTH—- September! I’m excited for my birthday, but I’m actually more excited about AUTUMN! Yes, I’m that basic cool girl that likes pumpkin flavored everything, cooler weather, the leaves changing colors, Starbucks pumpkin spiced lattes & Halloween! It’s my favorite Season folks!

Anyway, I wanted to muster up a birthday wishlist, just for fun! I know I probably won’t be getting any of these things, since I’ve spoiled the shit out of myself this past month! (I’ve bought myself too many pairs of shoes, a beautiful Kate Spade bag, and two pairs of J.Crew pants!) I really don’t need anything, to be honest.

If you don’t know already, I’m obsessed with Audrey Hepburn. She is my all time favorite person. I collect books about her, and I haven’t gotten this one yet…. So of course this would make a great addition to my collection. Found here.

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Of course pretty candles are always a must! All found on Anthropologie’s website.

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This adorable print made by Rifle Paper Co. but only exclusive at Lavish.

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This perfume! I have Blooming Bouquet and LOVE it! I think this one would make a great addition in my perfume collection! Found in Nordstrom or Sephora.

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Like I said, I don’t really want much mostly because I’ve spoiled myself this past month! I would much rather have a weekend getaway somewhere & celebrate! I talked about 3 places I would love to go for my birthday getaway right here.

I hope everyone has a lovely Tuesday!

xo

bags i’m loving: madewell edition.

Since I’m starting school this Fall, I’m looking for a new bag! Something that holds up well, that won’t break, doesn’t  look OR feel cheap. So I’m willing to fork out extra money for good quality. I found a few bags (some I’ve been eyeing for years) and thought I’d share them with you.

 

the transport satchel (madewell) found here.

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the transport tote (madewell) found here.

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the holepunch transport tote (madewell) found here.

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the east-west transport tote (madewell) found here.

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Which one do you like the best?

Do you have any bags from madewell? If so, how did you like them?

 

xo