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Weekend Fun

Hi everyone!! Hope you all had an amazing weekend and had the chance to do something simple wonderful! I have to say mine was a bit crazy to say the least. With my mom and brother going out of town and me trying to pack and get final items for my trip I felt like I really needed a moment to just relax and enjoy this beautiful weather we had here in south florida. But never the less throughout my many shopping trips this weekend I was able to snap a could of pictures to share with you all of things that made me smile of that I just thought were completely cute!

Saturday I literally spent the entire day running around trying to find cute little tanks and dresses for my up coming cruise and by upcoming I mean Monday! My planning has been off and all m shopping has been last minute thanks to school Ugh! Thankfully I was able to find a couple of cute things that I could not only wear for my tropical vacation but throughout the summer too.

Farmers Market

I was able to swing by the farmer market before my crazy mall marathon began and I must say going to the farmers market is something I really enjoy. I love all of the fresh produce and finding something new and healthy to try. And no trip to the farmers market is complete without some amazing treat for my furry little friend and a trip to the local honey tent. If you have a pet I really would encourage you to check out Happy Dog Bakery. I have been buying treats for my dog there for the longest time and some of their proceeds and products go to help shelter dogs.

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I thought these little kinck knacks from bath and body were adorable, I love little bags in eye popping colors. And if you know me you will know my love for anything baking related and french so when I saw these little kitchen towels from their baking collection I melted. They are so fun and an easy way to bring some personality into your kitchen space.

Pauls

I stopped at one of my favorite little lunch spots for a bite to eat (shopping really does work up and appetite, I consider it exercise in my mind). Paul is this quaint little french bistro that serves some of the yummiest sandwiches, salads and even desserts. Though I didn’t get it this stop one of my all time favorite lunches is their Croque Monsieur…my mouth is watering just thinking about it. However this time I decided on a simple grilled chicken club YUMMY!!! Also true to my nature I had to get a sweet treat and splurged on a nutella doughnut that my cousin introduced me to, Nutella+ Doughnut= Perfection in my mind. Fear not though I did share it with my boyfriend , though to be honest I easily could have eaten it all myself  hehe =).

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Sunday is supposed to be the day and rest and I usually so just that expect I had to of course get last minute cruise items. Lucky for me though I got most of the little things I needed shampoo, conditioner that kind of stuff. I seriously have such an amazing guy, he was with me all day, didn’t mind me dragging him to every store I could think of and he treated me to such an amazing lunch and the bistro inside Nordstrom. If any of you haven’t been then all I can say is GO NOW!!!!! I hope the urgent capitals got my point across as to just how amazing this spot is. We both shared a french onion soup and a prime rib sandwich ( I am honestly such a foodie at heart).

All in all I can not wait to just be sipping on my fruity umbrella drink and soaking up some sun because all this running around has me exhausted! I hope that all of you enjoyed some you time and cant wait to catch up with all of you when I get back!

xoxo Val

Favorite One Piece Bathing Suits

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With warm weather on our horizon, unless like me you live in a place where its summer all year round, then spring means the dreaded bathing suit shopping!!! I have an upcoming cruise and have had to start my yearly search for a new suit a little early and I have to share I feel like I have had such a hard time. Maybe because I am too picky but when you put on a bathing suit you just have to feel good in it and I haven’t had that awesome feeling a lot this swim suit season. So in my endless search I have put together a short little list of my favorite on piece bathing suits (more style to come soon don’t worry!) in all different budget ranges. I have to say that I really have found the cutest one pieces this year and I encourage you all to give one a try. With so many patterns, materials and designs they really are fashion forward and trendy, but regardless you have to feel great in what you wear. I hope that this helps you all and that at least one of these make you feel simply amazing like I know you all are.

xoxo Val

Tuile Underwire/ Cut-Out/ Polka Dot/Crochet/ Striped/ Navy & White/ Simple Black

Bonkers for Blush

 

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With Fashion week wrapped up I don’t know about you but I am super excited about all of the new fashion coming out. I don’t know exactly why but lately I have been obsessed with blush, either beautiful skirts or sweaters I want it all. I know that in most parts of the country it is cold and snowy , but I love the idea of a soft pink against the snow and typical dark colors of winter fashion. So after searching my favorite stores I have come up with a little list of my favorite blush items I found. I hope you all enjoy them as much as I do and I can’t wait to see what fashions comes out of this years fashion week!!!

xoxo Val

 Blazer/Sweater/ Blouse/ Midi Skirt/ Pointy Flat/ Purse/ Wrap Skort/ Earrings/ Quilted Flats

February Birchbox!

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If you haven’t seen it all over instagram already but this month Birchbox has teamed up with Us Weekly to bring us Red Carpet worthy products that will leave us looking and feeling like a movie star. I don’t know about any of you but I love award season, all of the beautiful gowns, men in their finest and perfectly polished faces and not a fly away hair in sight. And as soon as I can I am at my vanity trying to recreate those beautiful looks and thanks to birch box it is a little easier. Creating my own step and repeat with the products in my box ( because lets face it all of them deserve their time in the spot light) I have decided to share just how wonderful all of them are.

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To start off our red carpet spotlights is the newest fragrance from Juicy Couture. Now i have share that I have been a fan of the Juicy fragrance line since it came out and have owned every single fragrance that they have come out with and they never disappoint. The newest addition is La La Malibu truly smells like sunshine and thats because the notes of mandarin mixed with a subtle sugar make you feel like a red carpet beach babe without all the sand.

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On a red carport we can’t forget about your nails and this color changing polish ( yes you read that correctly it changes colors) from Ruby Wing in Kitten Heels will leave the crowds stunned. At first the polish is the most eye popping shade of pink that would leave barbie jealous but step into the sunlight and your nails will turn a heart stopping red. Something that sounds so amazing that only celebs could have you are able to try yourself, what could be more glam then that!

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Now if your on the red carpet giving all of your interviews you want to make sure your breath is crisp and clean, but not smell like you just swallowed a container of tic tacs. Meet your best friend from 32 Oral Care Effervescent Breath Crystals with IsoVoxy pretty much pop rock meets bacteria fighting breath mint, pretty awesome I know!!! These fun crystals use Zinc and Isovoxy to fight bad breath causing bacteria leaving you interview ready.

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Get ready for a power house hair product that not only protects your hair but will give you that mega war shine like your favorite celebrities! Being a huge fan of the Beauty Protect line shampoo, conditioner and the protect and detangle this new product to the cult like brand is the Beauty Protector Protect & Oil! Infused with Argon Oil this lightweight formula protects your hair from all that heat, styling and UV rays we subject it to getting camera ready. And what I love is that this is prabon free and cruelty free, who doesn’t love that!

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Last but certainly not least before we get our faces primped and glowing we need to make sure that we make our face a smooth canvas. Thanks to Birchbox who partnered up with the fabulous Dr.Brant to give us his most coveted Camera Ready Kit products including his Pores no More Primer.This sheer and lightweight powerhouse will instantly smooth the surface of your skin, minimize pores and absorb oil all night. So no need to worry if your shiny for your acceptance speech!

And thats all folks! All of the products any gal will need to either walk the red carpet or strut down the sidewalk in your most fierce outfit. Hope you all enjoyed and thank you so much for all of your support!

 

Valentines Goodies On a Budget

 

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I love love love Valentines Day not just because its a wonderful day to celebrate love but I personally enjoy all of the pink items and all the heart decor. I understand you don’t need just one day to tell all the people in your life that you love them but it is a fun time to just take a second to tell someone that I LOVE YOU! But like most people you don’t want to spend a fortune on your valentines day goodies but still want to find something nice and something you know they will love. Now I will say I tend to give little things like these to my best girlfriends or my mom because everyone deserves something cute!

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Valentine Splurges

 

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Like many of you I live for a good deal and an awesome sale but I can’t fib and say that whenever I go into saks that I don’t drool all over the beautiful items that I covet. Since valentines is always a fun day filled with love both giving and receiving I decided to make a fun little shopping guide for all of my fashion obsessed readers (myself included). I hope you all enjoy these picks and feel free to leave a couple of your favorite splurge worthy V-Day gifts.

xoxo Val

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