Wednesday, July 31, 2013

A Fishing Vest and a Flat Iron

My Threads: Sweater: J.Crew Factory, Shorts: Hollister, Vest: Old Navy, Sandals: Steve Madden, Bag: Kate Spade, Necklace: J.Crew Factory, Bracelet: Francesca's, Watch: Michael Kors

You've probably noticed by now that I pretty much always wear my hair down. Unfortunately, my natural hair resembles Hermione in the early Harry Potter movies, and it needs some serious taming on a daily basis. 

As you can imagine, I was pretty excited when Missiko contacted me about trying out the Hana Pro Flat Iron. It's seriously the best flat iron I've ever tried. I rarely straighten my hair anymore because it takes so long, but the Hana straightened my hair in half the time. And it made my hair super soft and shiny. Plus, the ceramic plates aren't damaging, so no paranoia about fried ends! It has not left my bathroom counter since it arrived. 

Plus, it came in the coolest package ever with a case and all kinds of goodies. If you're in the market for a new flat iron, I seriously recommend this one. It's like a miracle worker. It could even tame Hermione's hair on the frizziest day. 

Happy Hump Day!

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Monday, July 29, 2013

Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes

My Threads: Tank: J.Crew Factory (similar), Jeans: Hollister, Flats: Ivanka Trump, Bag: Calvin Klein, Bracelets: Forever 21, Coach, Watch: Michael Kors

Okay. I'm finally writing that post. The life update. The one I've been saying I'd write for so long. All the reasons this poor blog has been neglected lately. I don't like to get too personal on here, but I feel like I owe it to this blog and to the amazing readers to share. 

But I don't know where to start. 

A few months ago, I was dumped pretty out of the blue by my boyfriend of 7 years. The one I lived with, the one I thought was it. It was painful, yes, but I'm a pretty tough cookie and survived. But that incident sent my life into chaos. All of a sudden, I was alone. I was living alone, taking care of my animals alone, paying for things alone, then moving out alone. 

Last week, I signed a 3 month lease for a studio and moved half of my stuff into storage. In October, my job is moving, and I'll pick up my life again and move closer to Downtown LA. 

And I'll be doing all of it alone.

But you know what? That's okay. I'm learning a lot about myself. About life, and what I want and need out of it. And maybe those things weren't there before. The decisions I make now will be my own, not based on what anyone else needs, just what I want and need. I've never been a selfish person, but maybe now is the time.

So here I am, with a new beginning. A new journey. And a whole lot of discovering to do. Because let's be real, the world of dating at 25 is a strange place. (Tips and advice on that are welcome. Seriously.)

Note: I did not physically move mattresses and couches alone. My awesome friends and family helped with that:)
Linking up for FundayMonday!
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Monday, July 22, 2013

Back to School with RetailMeNot

Heading back to school is always a little bittersweet, but shopping for new clothes for the new year is always exciting. 

If you missed my recent post with RetailMeNot or haven't heard of the site, it's a great source for coupons to all your favorite retailers. It's updated daily with coupons you can use online, in store, or on your phone. You know how much I love a good deal! So as you can imagine, I check their site before almost every purchase I make. And just to make things extra easy, they've created a Back to School page with all the perfect deals. 

And if you know a teacher in need of supplies for students, create a YouTube video nominating your favorite teacher to give them a chance to win a 3-minute Costco shopping spree provided by RetailMeNot! Check out the official rules and details here, and be sure to submit your nomination by Saturday, August 10, 2013.


Looking for more offers?  Check out some great clearance sales for top brands, as well as awesome deals at local restaurants, on pizza, and more! Also, be sure to download the RetailMeNot Mobile Coupons App and receive deal alerts while you’re shopping at your favorite malls!

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by RetailMeNot, but all opinions are my own.
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Super Silly + Funday Monday Link-Up

My Threads: Tee: Abercrombie, Skirt: J.Crew Factory, Sandals: Franco Sarto, Clutch: Kohl's, Bracelets, J.Crew Factory, Francesca's, Watch: Michael Kors

What happens when your sister takes your blog pictures? You end up with a million like the last one, and pretty much no normal ones. Her instructions while taking pictures? Pretend you're doing ballet. And because I'm such a nice older sister, I did. So you're welcome for these today. They're pretty old, but my clothes are in about 12 different places right now, so new outfits just weren't really going to happen.

Also, I'm super excited to be co-hosting Funday Monday today! Because let's be real, we all need a little extra fun on Mondays. Be sure to link up below!

Hope you had an amazing weekend!
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Happy Funday Monday! Each week, Molly & I will be selecting a few of our favorite posts from the Monday before to feature……it’s a great way to put the spotlight on a few of y’all each week! Please be sure to link up an ACTUAL post, not just a link to your main page.
A few of our favs from last week:
tomatofacialmask
Tomato Facial Mask
biscuits
Mom's Homemade Biscuits
diycorkwallet
DIY Cork Wallet
i-o-w-a
I-O-W-A
 
The Rules for #FundayMonday Link-Ups:


  •  Grab a button and / or post a link back here in your BLOG POST (NOT your blog’s main page) so your readers know what all the #fundaymonday-ness is about. We love you guys linking up and we do go through and read all your posts… so if you do not give credit, we will have to remove your link. That’s no fun, right? Right. So be nice and share a link! Pretty please?
  • Link your blog post up using the linky tool below! It can be ANYTHING! An outfit post, a giveaway, a story, a recipe, whatever. Why? Cause it’s #fundaymonday!
  • Visit a blog or four that you’ve never been to before and leave a #fundaymonday comment – you never know, you might “meet” someone new that you will lurve!
  •  Have fun! Cause it's Monday!
 
Want to cohost #Fundaymonday? We will be accepting weekly cohosts starting next week..........please email us at carlybrydon@gmail.com for more info!

Friday, July 19, 2013

Azaleas

My Threads: Tee: H&M, Skirt: J.Crew Factory, Wedges: Report, Bag: Calvin Klein, Necklace: J.Crew Factory, Watch: Michael Kors

Look! I'm dressed! Okay, I've actually been getting dressed for work all week (sort of), but I've pretty much spent every other moment in sweats. Hopefully, I'll be done with move number one after this weekend. Did I mention I'm moving again in three months? Ridiculous, I know. 

Anyway, I love the print on this little skirt, but it's kind of gigantic, so it may need to go back to the store. Don't you hate when things you love don't fit?! Then they don't have the right size...

Hope you have a fabulous and relaxing weekend! 

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Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Cobalt

MyThreads: Tee: J.Crew Factory (similar), Pants: J.Crew, Wedges: Steve Madden, Bag: Kate Spade, 
Bracelet: Coach, Watch: Michael Kors

Can you tell I was feeling a little blue today? Not as in sad. Just as in I really like the color blue. I have to point out, though, that the whites in the shirt and jeans match better in real life. Just pretend they're the same. 

So this week is moving week for me, which is part of the reason I've been a little sparse around here lately. My outfits a lot of days consist of sweats and a tee. And trust me, those outfits should never be blogged. Or photographed. Or seen by anyone outside of my apartment. Or by anyone in my apartment ,really. 

Hope you had an amazing weekend!


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Friday, July 12, 2013

Friday Feature: Bohemian Bunnie


Okay, so I'm super excited to introduce you guys to the adorable Andrea from Bohemian Bunnie. She's  a professional musician with a passion for art and painting, and her blog is a complete reflection of her creative talents. 

In addition to her crazy cool job playing in a band with Shania Twain in Las Vegas, Andrea takes amazing pictures and posts some of my new favorite drink and food recipes. I get the urge to run to the kitchen every time she posts anything edible. 

Falling in love with her yet? Go check out her adorable blog! And just because she's that amazing, Andrea is offering A Devine Life readers a $25 giftcard giveaway to Nordstrom. Don't forget to enter below!



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Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Minnie Mouse

My Threads: Tee: J.Crew, Shorts: J.Crew, Wedges: Report, Bag: Calvin Klein, Bracelets: J.Crew Factory, Francesca's, Watch: Michael Kors

Meet my Minnie Mouse shorts. They're lightweight, comfy, and make me want to go to Disneyland. Really, I couldn't ask for much more in a pair of shorts, right? I'm thinking I'll need to make another trip to Disneyland soon so I can wear them to meet the mouse herself.

Also, I'm obsessed with these shoes. You probably noticed since I wear them almost every day. They're just crazy comfy! And go with everything. Win win. 

Happy Hump Day!

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Monday, July 8, 2013

Minted

My Threads: Dress: c/o Shop Fishie, Wedges: Report, Bag: Calvin Klein, Bracelets: J.Crew Factory, Francesca's, Watch: Michael Kors

I like to live by the philosophy that a girl can never have too many sundresses. While my closet might fight this idea a little, sundresses just make me happy. 

This little dress is from Shop Fishie, an adorable online boutique with tons of flirty dresses (among other things). I'm totally loving the fit. It's loose enough to be comfortable running around all day, but it has enough structure to still be flattering. Exactly what a sundress should be, amiright?  

Hope you had a happy weekend!

Linking up with Funday Monday
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