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New Year, Same Me

It’s January 1st 2014, which  means there are an insane amount of New Year, New Me posts coming out with people making all kinds of resolutions and goals to loose weight, and life changes. I however am not a resolution maker. I’ve been joking that my only resolution is to buy more Victoria’s Secret stuff this year.

I guess I’m just really happy with who I am. So instead today’s post will be last night’s Outfit Of The Night.


I’m wearing the Victoria’s Secret Dreamer Flannel Pajamas in Navy Blue Stars and the Dreamer Flannel Slippers in Black/White Metallic Plaid.

On My Face: Nars Vanilla Concealer, Jack Black Lip Balm in Blackberry Tea and YSL Shocking Mascara.

I never go out for New Years Eve. We always stay home, snuggled up in our jammies, on the couch to watch the Ball drop. It’s tradition, and the perfect way to usher in a new year. My husband and I toasted with Smirnoff’s, our son had a cherry coke, and Howl enjoyed a Duck Stick, which is one of his favorite treats ever.

I’ve been debating for a few days about doing a what I got for Christmas post, and have finally decided that I might do a paired down version, showing the things that are relevant to what I write about here, but I have to exchange one of the items for a different size so that won’t go up for a few days.

It was nice taking a week off, because really starting from week 2 during Blogmas I began suffering from Blogging Burnout, and had no good ideas, but after taking a week off, I’ve had a chance to regroup and now I have plenty of ideas, some vague, some ready to prewrite, and others that probably should never be written at all. Plus Valentines Day is soon, and I absolutely adore Valentines Day, so be prepared for plenty of posts about that coming up.

Did you guys have a good holiday season? Or even more important did you make any resolutions for the New Year?

A Few Necessities

I wasn’t going to buy anything from Sephora’s VIB sale. But then I ran out of concealer, makeup remover and moisturizer all in the same day. So I just bought the necessities. I’m really proud of myself for it too.

I picked up Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer in Chantilly fashionandhappythings-0719

Purity Made Simple by Philosophy


and Korres Greek Yogurt Lactic Acid Sleeping Facial gift set


I had a review that said I was on the fence about this, but I’m glad I bought this. Since I started using it daily my skin has been doing okay. It’s been a little bit better, so this moisturizer isn’t breaking me out. My face hasn’t cleared all up either, but I’ll take the same over worse any day.

I also won this Pixi Brillance Balm in Unique Pink from Pixi’s Twitter.


I kinda really adore it, but I plan on doing a full review soon.

Have you picked up anything new lately?

Stylish Sundays: Hello November

November is here, and I’m excited for it. I’m excited for walking Howl in the crisp air, with the scent of fallen leaves and woodsmoke filling the air. I’m excited for lazy days curled up on the couch in snugg hoodies and pajama bottoms reading spooky books. I’m excited for boots and tights and sweaters.

This outfit screams November to me.


I’m wearing a white and navy striped zip back top from H&M, a black and white tweed skirt from The Limited, Sequin Scarf from the now defunct Colourme.com, Pea Coat from Aeropostale, Black Tights from Hue, and Wine boots from Old Navy.


On My Face: Rimmel Stay Matte Liquid Mousse Foundation in Light Ivory, Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer in Vanilla, Nars Blush in Deep Throat, Benefit Girl Meets Pearl, Makeup Forever HD Setting Powder, Lancome Color Design Shadows in Off The Rack, Delicate Lace, Smouldering Cocoa,  and Metallic Taupe, Bath and Body Works Pomme Cider Lipgloss,  Rimmel Scandel Eyes Glam Retro Mascara in Black.


I love the pop of color that these boots give this outfit. They’re probably one of my favorite pairs of shoes right now. And as long as I’m not walking in snow I see them getting a lot of use until spring.


Howl was very serious about wanting to eat all of the leaves. He said they’re for snack time.

It’s only the beginning of the month, but I think this might be my favorite thing I’ve worn in a long time. What’s your favorite, or go to, Fall outfit?

Stylish Sundays: Plaid Leaves

I’ve been sick for a little over a week, which means I’ve been wearing lounge wear since my last outfit post. So when I woke up on Saturday and it was crisp and I was feeling a bit better, I decided that proper clothes were in order and I pulled out my favorite skirt.


I’m wearing a White Oxford from Gap, Camel Tie Back Sweater from Loft, Plaid Leather Trimmed Skirt from The Limited, Hue Black Tights and Studded Asos Booties.


For my Jewelry I only wore my Kate Spade Gumdrop Earrings.

On My Face: Nars Sheer Glow in Siberia, Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer in Vanilla, Nars Blush in Deep Throat, various Lancome Eye Shadows, Urban Decay 24/7 Liner in Bourbon, Benefit Watts Up, Benefit They’re Real, Lancome Rouge In Love Lipstick in Madame Tulip.


I adore these booties, they’re probably my favorite shoes ever, and they’re so comfortable.


Here’s Howl looking quite dapper in his hoodie. I love him in little shirts and things like that, but this is one of my favorites, next to his raincoat which is just plain adorable.

Since this post is going up late, I’ve decided to include some of the better outtakes, because we all know I don’t look this fabulous on the first try.



and I’ll end on an adorable outtake, Howl blinking during his close up:


Book Review: Dark Visions



L.J. Smith is known for the Vampire Diaries, but she has some other amazing books as well. Dark Visions is one of them. It’s a trilogy which focus on Kaitlyn Fairchild, who has psychic abilities and is believed to be a witch. She’s offered a place at the Zete’s institute along with the other 4 top psychic teenagers in the country. While there she and the other students uncover a plan to use their abilities as a weapon and spend the next two books trying to escape and defeat the head of the Zete’s Institute, Mr. Zetes.

I really loved these books when I read them, they’re YA books and I went through a phase a few years ago where I was obsessed with Supernatural YA books. This is one of the few books I kept from that phase, and one of the even fewer that I’ve made the time to reread.

My Final Verdict: I definitely recommend this for my younger readers. The trilogy is probably just a bit longer than the longest Harry Potter book, but doesn’t drag at any point.It’s a quick and fluid read.


This week’s outfit is a Cable Knit Sweater from Macy’s, Black H&M pants and Red booties from Old Navy.

How is wearing a Glow in the dark Boo Tee from Martha Stewart’s Petsmart line.


On My Face: Nars Sheer Glow in Siberia, Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer in Vanilla, Nars Blush in Deep Throat, Lancome Shadows, Benefit’s Watts Up, Benefit’s They’re Real and Pomme Cider lipgloss from BBW.


My bracelets are two Da Vinci charm bracelets, available at Hallmark Stores and my Alex & Ani October Birthstone Bracelet.


These booties are very recent from Old Navy, they actually still have them. My best friend got these for me as a belated birthday present and I kinda really adore them. Despite the heel they’re really comfortable and I love the way they look.