IMG_2440 We all need a little recharge every now and then, you know, that thing called “me” time.

My “me” time comes in a lot of forms… I love to slip on comfy slippers (remember this post?), watch reality TV, avoid football AT ALL COSTS, go shopping, get lunch & read my book, light some candles, you know the drill.  Depending on my mood, it’s a variation of these things mentioned.  This past weekend, I took part in a little “me” time consisting of looking through old photos, baking, jamming out to some music, and making myself a little DIY face mask.

The best part of this mask is that it is only four ingredients, all of which I already had.

Sorry…. No, I’m not going to go to the store for 50 million ingredients and interrupt my sing along to Sweater Weather by the Neighbourhood!!! (I LOVE that song).

So here are the deets:

IMG_2438Ingredients: Coconut Oil, Turmeric, Honey and Almond Milk.

Note: You can use 2% milk if you have it, or rice milk or whatever you like, I used Almond Milk because I had it, and as previously mentioned, lazy was in full effect. By the way, use a little less than 1 tbsp of whatever “milk” you use. Mine initially came out slightly runny from the Almond Milk, I had to add more coconut oil to balance it out, and a tad more honey.

Full recipe and info found here.

If I can be really real with you guys, I left mine on for 25 minutes, and be very careful while it’s on because Turmeric is an odd mustard color and can get on your hands/shirt, etc.  When washing it off you’ll have a yellow-ish mustard face, just keep washing gently until it’s all off. To moisturize after I took about a tsp of Coconut Oil and put it under my eyes and on my forehead. After my skin was glowing and felt refreshed!

IMG_2439This is a really great, easy and relaxing little mask. Let me know if you try it! BTW- “Me” time essentials ;) :

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You know when you’re just so tickled by something and it just completely makes you uncontrollably laugh (in an ugly way)? Well that’s me, with this book club thing.  I LOVE IT.

Reading a book by myself is pretty fun, but reading a book with a bunch of ladies at the same time has to be one of the most fun things ever.  Especially when they’re amazing books.  Our first book was White Girl Problems by Babe Walker. Highly recommend! If you missed the low down on this one click here.

Our next book is…..

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#GIRLBOSS by Sophia Amoruso

Ya, as in Sophia Amoruso CEO of multi-million dollar company, Nasty Gal.

No biggy.

She’s just everything.

So, if you’re a bad @$s I think you should read w/me.  If you want to join e-mail here and voila! #ThatWasSoEasy

Oh, and a little inspiration a la Nasty Gal. ;) Enjoy!


 

 

 

 

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Too excited not to share… So remember my post yesterday on Piperlime??

Well, today is our lucky day because today ONLY Piperlime is offering 20% off your favorite brands aka these Loeffler Randall boots featured on yesterday’s post, Joie, Paige, Parker, Marc Jacobs, Kate Spade, Ella Moss, and the list goes on!!

If you need excuses to shop I have a few:

-Free Shipping

-You deserve it

-YOLO?

-Buy the shoes

-CLOTHES

-Donate a bag of clothes, buy new clothes (completely justifiable, I do it ALL the time)..

-Early Christmas shopping

-TGIF

Use code: NOWORNEVER

Today Only.

You’re Welcome ;)

A little inspa:

 


 

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    Good Afternoon, friends!

Hope you all had a fantastic Veteran’s Day! I kicked my day off with a little run, then spent the day shopping (duh) with a carrot juice in hand/planning all of my fun DIY projects coming up!

When this time of year rolls around I am all about cozy slippers, staying in and getting creative! Fall & Winter are about recharging your battery and getting into an awesome groove! By the way, just because it is getting dark at like 5PM doesn’t mean you have to sit on the couch the rest of the night… Get your booty in gear!  Get out for a walk with your babe (or furry babe), enjoy the cool, fresh air, and take a warm glass of chamomile tea with you OR if you’re feeling extra frisky, a little Irish Coffee (in this mug = everything)!! Sooooo relaxing (trust me).

So let’s get to the business.. Have you guys seen the new Piperlime site?!?

I’ve been a maj fan of Piperlime for years, let me tell you. Their free shipping/free returns policy is a LIFE SAVER. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve splurged on items online and got the short end of the stick when it comes to returns.. A lot of online retailers do free shipping, but not free returns, so you’re stuck paying $5-15 to ship back an item YOU DON’T EVEN WANT! What!?! Sucky, just saying. At Piperlime, it’s so easy. They even include a cute little green card inside with your packing slip already printed and ready to go- just in caseies.

Piperlime also always has bomb @$s sales.  I’m talking 15, 20, sometimes even 30-40% off sale merch and new arrivals. I. Can’t. Get. Enough.

So ya, 1/2 of my shoe collection is from Piperlime.

Ob-sessed.

So this week’s top five is all about Piperlime and all of the amazing need-now essentials you may or may not need to buy like now.

1. Pim + Larkin Adriene Vegan Leather Jacket, ON SALE!!!
I understand if you are no longer reading this post because you just had a mini heart attack and are already in your cart for this coat.. I mean really, $109 for a coat you’ll wear about 169497598759 times this fall/winter is nothing. I love the Vegan Leather sleeves with the asymmetrical sweater draped in the front for the perfect relaxed style.

2. 525 America Traveling Cable Knit Sweater, $225 Babes, don’t flip on the price.  As a girl in her 20’s, I have absolutely NO misconceptions about my peers being able to afford certain items.  Unless you’re independently wealthy/married a Doctor/wtf ever, you’re probably not buying this sweater if you’re on the youngish side.  I mean, let’s be real, we’re just starting out. However, I know plenty of babes that are young hotties that will splurge on key items, the trick is finding what pieces are worth the hit to your checkbook.  Ie: the perfect shoes, a DVF dress, a Chanel bag… Pick your poison, it’s all good to me. If you’re in to invest in a sweet, timeless sweater this one is amazing. If you’re game for something a little less expensive ($64!!), try this little Pim + Larkin cable knit, also amazing.

3. Loeffler Randall Rain Fenton, $195 I will make no apologies for adding a pair of LOEFFLER RANDALL boots on the top five. At just under $200, this is splurge-worthy to the MAX.  These are edgy, chic, and who can’t justify rain boots??

4. JOA Brushed Plaid Skirt, ON SALE!!! Ok- here’s my quick guide on navigating through sales… Have you ever been at a Nordstrom’s when their Half Yearly Sale is going on?  If you haven’t, let me just paint the picture.  Think screaming babies, pushy women, eyes glazed over, women literally bumping into you left & right, men sleeping in chairs…. AKA complete utter MAYHEM (ahem #WhyIOnlineShop ahem) Pretty much, if you’re at a big sale, look at every item critically. For me, it’s just taking that extra glance and thinking, “do I love this because it’s on sale, or do I love this because I love it?” Usually my inner voice screams one way or another, and I just get freaking brutal with it. I recommend being superrrr critical with yourself when sale shopping because let’s face it, who hasn’t ended up with some FUGLY items as a result of a good sale at least once or twice in their lives? Guilty. As. Charged. This little plaid skirt for a mere $34.97 is flirty, cute, fun and perfect for work during the cooler months.  Add black tights, black booties and a cute little blouse and you’re out the door!

5. Keepsake Hearts On Fire Dress, ON SALE!!! Guys, this adorable, must have dress is on sale right now for $84.. The bustier top, the mini silhouette, this dress is the perfect date night dress for the cooler months, just throw this show stopper Fur Twill Jacket over it and you’ll be warm throughout the night.  
More of my faves from Piperlime:
P1 P2 P3 P4 P5

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Babe Walker Babe Walker Babe Walker

Ok so remember close to two months ago when we announced our new book club??

Well, the first book chosen was Pyschos by Babe Walker.

I am now finished and want to share a little fun, self-deprecating recap!!

I didn’t realize this until after beginning the book, but this was the follow up “memoir” from Babe’s first book, “White Girl Problems.”

After reading Psychos, I’m so down to read the first book very soon! (I have a few in between I need to get to first though..)

Basically, I’m not going to do a full on book recap because A- I don’t want to ruin it for you if you’re still reading and B- you can google the plot if you really want to (highly recommend reading though). ;)

I’m just going to reflect on one of my favorite themes throughout the book, the use of Babe’s alter ego “Babette.”

I freaking LOVE Babette.

Now, at first, when Babette was introduced in the book I was like WTF…. Why? So dumb/kind of annoying/over the top. But the more Babette showed up, and the more she described Babette’s behaviors I couldn’t help but dive right in to Babette’s crazy/hilarious ways. The truth is, every girl I know has a Babette side to her personality, and it doesn’t necessarily take a “Roberto” to bring Babette out.

If you’re totally playing catch up with WTF I’m talking about right now, let me just clue you in. Babette is Babe’s crazy alter ego that she snaps into when she’s around her on again/off again BF Robert.  He makes her crazy because she loves him so much, so she occasionally freaks the F out on him and does crazy ish that can only be described as the work of Babette.

I laugh/love this because women do this a lot.. We can be the sweetest, most calm, understanding, loving, nurturing women ever, and when we are pissed (for whatever the reason) flip the F out.  I blame this on many things, but my personal fave is hormones, because that sh*t is REAL.  Men have a hard time understanding hormones because they don’t have a menstrual cycle that brings their hormone levels up and down on a daily/monthly basis (TMI? IDC.) Want more info on this complex cycle? I LOVE this article from Woman’s Day explaining the different hormone levels throughout women’s cycles and what those hormones produce.

Anywho- Babette is hilarious, and I love how real the book gets (even though it’s fiction.) I could hardly complete a chapter without seriously laughing out loud and taking a moment to digest Babe’s hilarious observations. This is a must read for the girl who wants to get real with herself.

I will be announcing the next book next week! LMK if you want to join in on the fun!!

Have a great weekend!!

 

 

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