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Trunk Club Review

Recently I saw the trunk club service advertised on instagram and I was very interested. The service started as a personal shopping service for men but since being purchased by Nordstrom has expanded the service offering to women. The basic premise is something similar to Stich Fix - create a profile providing sizes, likes and dislikes, converse with a stylist and be sent a box with 10 items to try on -keep what you like and send back the rest. This service has a $25 styling fee that is waived for Nordstrom card holders. When I first created my profile I knew that I wanted to add some tops to my wardrobe but I was really looking for a dress to wear to my brother in laws upcoming wedding. I was super excited when my assigned stylist indicated I could request specific items and there were three items I asked to be included. Before the trunk is sent out you have the option to preview, decline any items that are not what you're looking for and then either just get the previewed item…

Sephora Play August 2017

Y'all - I swear I do more than just go to work and get subscription boxes but lately I've been so busy I haven't had time to blog about anything else. But I did take a few minutes to snap some pics of this month's Sephora play box so I could show y'all what's inside.

Beauty Blender Micro Mini 2for $18
I'll admit, I don't really "get" this product - it's so tiny! I don't mind beauty blenders and during drier weather I appreciate the dewy look they can provide but in Memphis that's not going to be November at least.  Clinique Mascara $17 and Lash Building Primer $17 I've come to conclusion that I just can't be impressed with mascara- I have pretty dark and long lashes naturally so there's just no wow factor for me. I'm sure this is perfectly great mascara and I'll certainty use it. Alterna Haircare CAVIAR Anti-Aging Miracle Multiplying Volume Mist $30 Say that 5 times fast. That long name basically equates t…

Monobox August 2017

It's mid month which means it's time for all my subscription boxes to come rolling in. First up is the August Monobox.

This month's monogrammed item is a brown faux leather saddle bag style purse and it comes with a pen and notepad. The pen is nice enough but the notepad kinda sucks - the paper is very thin and the gold heart is only on every 4th page. Although the purse is nice enough I'm not a big fan - we received a brown purse last November so even though this one is larger I'm meh on receiving it because I really don't need nor want two brown monogrammed purses but since it's personalized it's not like I can just give it away. The Monobox is $21.95 a month plus shipping so it's not a bad value and if you weren't a subscriber last November I'm sure you'd be perfectly pleased with this purse. I'm pretty sure it's available still on the I Love Jewelry website if you're interested in one for yourself.  I'll probably us…

Who What Wear Mellow Yellow

If you've followed my blog for any amount of time than you know I'm in love with Target collaborations. While I'm certainty willing to pull an all-nighter for the once a year designer collabs in April  I also appreciate the more long term collaborations and I am currently loving the one with Who What Wear. The collection includes a lot of trendy and high fashion looks in regular in plus sizes but at Target prices - yes! I've purchased a few pieces from this collection but right now I am currently obsessed with a yellow outfit from earlier this year - and best of all right now it's on sale!
So this looks like a cute dress, right? Wrong! It's actually a top and skirt - check the sale racks at your local store because it seems to be sold out online. I typically never wear yellow but I was just really drawn to this outfit. I felt like my dress selection is a little lacking but I also prefer to spend on versatile pieces right now so the fact that this is two separ…

Anti Aging High vs Low Review

I recently received the Iconic Edition of the Sephora Play Box (read my review here) and one of the products I was most excited to try out was Crème de La Mer The Moisturizing Soft Cream because well it's super famous and also hella expensive so of course I wanted to know what's the big deal. The .24 oz sample included was enough for about two week's use - so a one ounce jar would last about 2 months. About a week in as I was getting ready in the morning I starting noticing that my skin did indeed look different - I looked clearer and under my eyes my lines looked a little softer and my circles less dark. I took this selfie to document my skins look - because #vain - plus I knew I would need it for this longer review. I think there's still room for improve with my skin's texture but it had only been a week.
My problem was that a month's supply - the .5 oz jar - is $85 and while that might not seem bad to some it is in major conflict with my goal of being fina…

Monobox July 2017

Oh Mylanta, I can't believe it's the 2nd week of August already! July was a crazy busy month so I'm just now getting to share with y'all the July monobox.

The Monobox from I Love Jewelry features one monogramed item monthly and two coordinating accessories. Being a southern girl I love monogramed things and being a newlywed I find this a nice way to stock up on items in my new-ish monogram. The July monobox featured a monogram Turkish towel, sunglasses and a bikini bag - it's just a pouch that is plastic so you can put wet items in it. Here's a look a the products:

I usually don't buy these types of towels but I didn't mind this one. It's long enough to layout on a beach chair or  the sand but I still prefer a fluffy terrycloth towel for drying off. The sunglasses are pretty decent - not the best quality but not bad - I'm always up for having an extra pair of sunglasses hanging around. The pouch is actually very roomy - I think it's great f…

Date Box July 2017

It's day four of my trip and tonight will be my last night of sleeping (or trying to sleep) in a big ,empty hotel bed so I guess you could say I'm missing my husband a little bit. Last weekend we had a really fun date night with our monthly Date Box. Date Box is a subscription service that sends the tools for a monthly date night in to your home for $39.95 a month. We have received dates for things such as painting, a spa night and escape room; This month's date provided us a fun night of cocktails and conversation. Each box comes with an activity, a snack , conversation starters and a spotify playlist. Most of the dates are things that could be repeated and this date is definitely something we'll do again.
This month's box came with recipes for several cocktails and mocktails, a cocktail shaker, jigger and stirrer to make out cocktails, coasters with conversation starters and the card game Rook. Although it wasn't one of the recipes included we made some f…

Travel Essentials

Confession: I love going on trips but I hate the actual process of getting there. I get motion sickness and I so both car and air travel makes me sick and I hate wasting a day traveling. But I do it anyway because the destination always seems to be worth it. This week I’m traveling for work so I didn’t really have much of a choice but hey, I made it! For business or pleasure summer time is always a popular time to travel and I’ve been on enough trips that I have my packing routine pretty well down so today I’m sharing some of my travel essentials. I’m not one of those people that prides themselves on packing for a week in a carry on so I tend to check my bag with all my clothes, shoes and whatnot and bring a generous sized tote as my carry on. I hate the idea of getting somewhere and thinking oh shoot, I left the perfect outfit for this at home so I tend to bring more outfits than there are days in the trip to give myself options. I think this one is pretty obvious but my valuables al…