Saturday, August 26, 2017

Bravo! Italian || My Favorite Cuisine & Wine

My favorite cuisine & wine! 

Happy Saturday all!  Nothing starts my Saturday morning off quite as great as drinking out of my "YES Weekend" coffee mug! (thanks Jenny)  
For today's post I wanted to share with y'all my favorite restaurant for my favorite cuisine!  I LOVE Italian food, pasta is my absolute fav, & so is the restaurant at Friendly Center called Bravo!  I'm excited to tell you why it's great & a fun houses my favorite wine 😍  Also, right now they are giving out scratch offs for their 25 year anniversary, & every card is a winner!  So if you're going out this weekend, here's ya a good spot!

*Leave my your favorite Italian Places below in the comments! Pastabilities is next on my list.

Saturday, August 19, 2017

The Best Smelling Fall Scent || Plus a Fun Top

The BEST Smelling Fall Scent || Plus a Fun Top!

Happy Weekend Y'all!!!  So glad it's Saturday, mom & I had a fabulous day out shopping in Friendly.  While we were out I got some new things I'm excited to try from Ulta, and I kid you not the best smelling fall scent from Bath & Body Works.  However, first I wanna share with y'all this fun top I wore while we were out.

This is a super soft tee I got from Bevello, in the brand Julie Billiart.  

While I got mine last year, I'm linking a similar one below, another I want & the Julie Billiart page on Bevello!  This top is super fun to pair with a cute bralette since the back is open.  I def think it could use a long necklace in the front.  

||  Outfit Details  ||
shorts: american eagle
bracelet: kendra scott & pandora
watch: marc jacobs

Now I HAVE to share with you the scent that made my nose so so happy 😍

Marshmellow Pumpkin Latte
Please please please, do yourself a favor & go sniff it lol.  Mom & I both bought it in the body cream, I also got the body wash.  I've literally sniffed my hands every 20 minutes since I've put it on.  Now, I'm super partial to vanilla scents, but this smells like a mixture of a vanilla pumpkin dream.  I cannot wait to use it.  If anyone ends up getting this please let me know in the comments if you love it too!!!
Also got some other hair stuff I've never tried, let me know if you have and like the brand "Not Your Mothers"!


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Monday, August 14, 2017

A Wrap Dress & an Amazing Brunch

A gorgeous new wrap dress & an amazing brunch!

Happy Monday Loves! 

Even though it's rainy here, I'm trying to make the most out of my day because I go back to work Wednesday!  Gotta savor these last couple of days of freedom.  Anyways, I wanted to share with y'all two exciting things! 

1. This gorgeous new wrap dress I got for half off!
2. I stand corrected somewhat on my last post about the best brunch.

Friday, August 11, 2017

The Best Brunch in Greensboro

Current Pick for Greensboro's Best Brunch

Hey y'all! With the weekend coming up I thought I'd put out a somewhat helpful post.  While I love clothes & makeup, my other favorite thing is FOOD!!! I kid you not when I say my thoughts constantly consist of me trying to figure out what I want to eat later.  Therefore, I deem today FOOD FRIDAY !

My pick this Friday has to do with all things brunch!  ((Especially since they just passed the "Brunch Bill" in Gboro, now we can get mimosas before 12 on Sunday! HOLLA !!)) Jake & I are super into trying good restaurants that are local.  For brunch we've tried Green Valley Grill, Liberty Oak, & PrintWorks.  However, the place that has had me return for brunch several times is.... 
Print Works Bistro

Monday, August 7, 2017

Get Ready With Me || Date Night!

GRWM || Date Night Edition

Hi loves & happy Monday!  Today's blogpost will take you through the evening of getting ready with me for my date this past Saturday night with Jake!  We went to the Cheesecake Factory & finally didn't have to wait a year 👏  I HIGHLY recommend getting the "Fried Macaroni Bites" for an appetizer, I promise you will not be disappointed, they are to die for!  Anyways, lets get started!

FIRST: Make-up

  • I apply my Maybelline concealer under my eyes, & my t-zone.
  • Today I'm using my Urban Decay Naked Palette and these colors for my eyes "Sidecar" for the lid, "Buck" for the crease & "Virgin" for the inside corner of my eye.
  • Since it's date night, I'm going to use my Kat Von D liquid liner & attempt a slight wing
  • I then put on my FAVORITE MASCARA Too Faced Better Than Sex 
  • After my eyes I fill in my brows with my it cosmetics brow tool
  • Since I'm not wearing foundation but would like some color I use the Too Face Chocolate Bronzer and lightly apply it all over my face.
  • Next I take my Too Faced Natural Eyes palette to apply highlighter to my check and brow bone "Silk Teddy"
  • Lastly I apply my Nyx lip liner in "whipped caviar" & my Urban Decay lipstick in "backtalk". 
**I'm currently not using foundation because the two I have are too light for my face, plus I don't like to wear as much during the summer.

Second: Hair

I left my hair natural for tonight, which is straight.  I've been letting my hair air dry all summer and I can tell a difference in its healthiness!

Third: Outfit

I bought this romper last year for my birthday outfit & LOVE IT.  I got it at Julies Boutique.  While they don't have it anymore, I've been loving this romper they've been posting on their insta!   Let me know what you think in the comments.


|| Shop the look ||
Romper: No longer available 
Shoes: Adrienne Vittadini
Bracelet:Kendra Scott Cuff
Watch: sold out

**shoutout to darcy lou for taking my pic