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Hopes for the New Year!

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Hi everyone and HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!! Ahhhhh can you even believe that it is 2015, I sure can’t but I know that this year is going to be a rockin one! Since January 1st means a new year is ahead I would love to share some of my hopes for the new year. I don’t like to set resolutions because like many others I feel like I never stick to them! So instead these are some hopes and goals that I will be working toward this year or just enjoying more =)

1. I really want to connect with you all on a more regular basis! I love getting to you know guys and I love writing as well but with school this last year it has been a non stop whirlwind. So I am going to try to dedicate set time each week to connecting and getting my fingers typing to share with all of you!

2. I want to travel more (who doesn’t) but truly there are so many places that I have said that “oh I want to go there one day” and this year I want to travel to at least one new place. Its such a passion of mine seeing and exploring new places and learning that I really want to allow myself to enjoy it! YOLO haha

3. As much of a positive person as I try to be I do have my debbie downer days. So this year I want to replace my negative thoughts with positive ones. And I know that is easier said then done, so what I have done is taken my favorite quotes, sayings and encouraging messages and written down on little sticky notes. I fold them up and put it into my Jar of Positivity an whenever I need one I will reach in and pull out some positivity! Fun right!

4. Lastly I want to be more open to trying new things. Either with beauty, fashion and even food! I feel like a lot of us get into routines of what works or just are too worried about trying something different that we all become stuck (hello I’m guilty of it!). So this year my hope is to every month trying something new and spice up my year.

I hope you all enjoyed those and I would love to hear all of yours! I think we all can inspire and support one another so if you are trying anything new this year reach out and I would love to know! Talk to you all soon and again Happy 2015!!!!

xoxo Val

Target Holiday Home Decor

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It is my favorite time of year!!!YAY!!! (cue happy dance). I just love the holidays and spending tome with my family and loved ones and of course I LOVE the shopping and decorating the home. I have seen so many holiday guides already I just think it is way too early to be starting that but I do think that sharing some of my favorite home decor choices is quite alright! All of my picks are from pretty much my go to place for cute and inexpensive home decor which is target and most of these items I have to been honest are sitting in my online shopping cart as we speak! I hope you all love these picks as much as I do and maybe give you some inspiration for the holidays in your own home.

xoxo Val

October Birchbox & Ipsy!

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Its almost the end of October! Ugh can you even believe it, I feel like this month flew by!  I know this is a little late, I was having some website issues and then I was out of town but I wanted to share what I got in my October Birchbox and Ipsy this month. Both had products that I absolutely loved and I have to say this month I am SUPER impressed with my Birchbox since everything single product I got I ordered again! I hope you all enjoy these posts and I would love to see what each of you got and what your hoping to get in this months round of boxes! Talk to you soon!

xoxo Val

Forever 21 Mini Haul

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Hi everyone!

Hope your all doing simply amazing! This past weekend I wandered into forever 21 while at the mall and found some really fun little bips and bops. I love wandering around there from time to time in search of completely nothing and stumbling upon little gems. I have really been loving delicate jewelry lately and even though I don’t wear over the top jewelry anyway I just love how dainty and feminine they look. I also happen to see that Barbie is doing a collaboration with Forever 21 and I just needed to get something. I was obsessed with Barbies as a kid and needed everything I saw that was Barbie growing up so seeing this collection made me feel like a kid again. They had so many cute things but I thought that this little makeup bag was the perfect choice and very fitting for Barbie (and we all know how much barbie loved her makeup). I also may have gone a little overboard with the scarves but I just love dressing up a simple outfit with a fun and colorful scarf. These are so soft and what is even better is that they are affordable! (who doesn’t love a good deal!)

xoxo Val

Fall Fashion- Florida Edition

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Hi all! I am beyond excited for it to be fall and all of the fun and exciting fashion that comes with it. Now unfortunately I live in a climate that isn’t very conducive to sport these fabulous trends so I mostly just admire from afar (sad I know). So this year I have set out to try and find some fun fall inspired clothing that all of my southern climate fashionistas can sport and not be drenched in sweat! I hope you enjoy these picks and I am looking forward to finding some more for you all and would love to see some of your choices!

xoxo Val

Navy Sweater/ Leopard Blouse/ Tri-color Sweater/ Green Blouse/ Plaid Button Down/ Grey Floral Top/ Leather Shorts/ Leather Skirt/ Midi Skirt/

Relaxed Skinny Jeans / Black Denim/ Leather Skinnies 

Pro Foot Inserts!!!

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Hi everyone!!!!!

I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend and Fathers Day! I know I haven’t post in what feels like forever but I hoping to break that terrible cycle now that I have gotten into the swing of my summer classes! I know I had already posted about my latest goodies in my GoVoxBox from Influenster but I got so many questions about my foot inserts that I decided to do a post. I did receive a pair of complementary in this VoxBox but I wanted to share with all of you that I have actually been using these inserts for months (8 to be exact!). I have really bad plantar fascists thanks to a leg surgery and because of that I have to wear inserts in basically all my shoes and some electrode therapy twice a day (no joke right) but unfortunately the inserts from my doctor only fit in my sneakers! He didn’t see what the big deal was that they wouldn’t fit in any of my other..much cuter shoes which left me stuck once again. After looking and asking around my dads good friend suggested I tried the Pro Foot specifically for my feet problems and its all been history from there (pain free too I might add). I love that these are only 3/4 length so they seriously fit in all of my shoes, I now don’t have to pick between comfort or cute shoes, who doesn’t love that. I hope that this post helps even  some of you out because foot pain is not something anyone should have to suffer with! Have a beautiful day!

xoxo Val

Number 4 Hair Care

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I am incredibly excited to share my current hair care obsession with Number 4 Hair Care! Ok I must admit this obsession isn’t anything recent, for the last three years Number 4 has been my hair savior and as you can see from my first picture I have my fair share of their products. I am also extremely proud ( and excited) to say that I have tried a product from all of their collections and they are all simply amazing.

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This luxurious haircare line has developed the most amazing products that are packed with ingredients that your hair craves without stripping it of the essentials that it needs. What was most interesting to me is that one pump is all you need (yes you read that correctly one pump!) With their innovative Liquid Complex Culture and highly concentrated product if your hair is in need of some more suds all you do is add more water not more product.

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I always get asked what my favorite products from is and I can’t honestly pick because I love everything! From the hairspray to the reconstructing masque everything has really made my hair healthier and happier and its probably because all of their products are sulfate, sodium and paraben free. ( they are even %100 vegan and gluten free!)

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I hope that you all enjoyed this little look into my hair care obsession and if you want any more information on the products I have used feel free to reach out. Also head on over to the Number 4 website where you will learn all about this dynamite company and their products.

xoxo Val

Currently Craving

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One of the many hazards of constantly being on the computer for school is I find myself browsing my favorite online stores for goodies when I need a break from studying. Here are some of my current items that hopefully the mail man will be delivering soon!!

Kiwi Shirt / Fresh Lip Balm / Ca Va T-shirt / YSL Babydoll Lip & Cheek / Flamingo Flats / Rebecca Minkoff Bag / Bond No.9 Shelter Island / Purple Flats

Nordstrom Half Yearly Sale!

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It should almost be a holiday in itself when the Nordstrom Half Year sale rolls around! With thousands of beautiful items to choose from I wanted to share some of my favorite shoes and bags that are included in this sale and that would be perfect for summer! Hope you all enjoy and share some of your favorites too!! Happy shopping!

xoxo Val

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Reconnecting

Hi everyone! I know it has been too long since I last posted so before I get into catching up with all of you I wanted to say how sorry I am! The last three weeks have been nuts with finals a quick vacation and the starting summer school ahhhh! But none the less I am so thrilled to be back and sharing with all of you. Today I wanted to share a few of my snap shots from my brief time in my home away from home new York City! Most of you may not know but I have a deep love with New York City, well more like an obsession if I am being honest. I love being able to walk out onto the bustling sidewalk and be able to go anywhere that day with endless possibilities and I mean hello the shopping is also unlike any other. Any who, I hope you all are enjoying the warm weather and what are some of your favorite vacation spots?

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xoxo Val

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