The Little Things

July 1, 2015

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DTLA SKIRT and TOP | STEVE MADDEN HEELS | GIGI NEW YORK CLUTCH

“Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Hallmark through their partnership with POPSUGAR Select. While I was compensated to write a post about Hallmark Signature, all opinions are my own.”

Sometimes, it’s the little things that make any old day a little sweeter. Maybe it’s as simple as treating yourself to a new candle, getting a pedicure with a girlfriend, sending a sweet card, or planning a date night. I’m a fan of all the above; however, leaving little love notes is one of my favorite things to do. Yes, it’s true: I have feelings. Sappy, right?

Is it just me or does it seem like no one has the time for romance anymore? I’m perhaps the most grand perpetrator of this epidemic which is why I like to take a few minutes to leave notes every now and then. Vacations take away from work, date nights are unnecessary when you’d rather stay home eating Chinese from the container, and grand gestures can be expensive. Little notes are inexpensive, take little time, and are possibly more meaningful than any of the aforementioned. Waking up to a note that just says you’re being thought of or someone loves you? Best feeling in the world. Amiright?

Hallmark Signature cards have proven to be my favorites to leave for my special someone —  whether it’s just saying how much I appreciate him, requesting his order for that night’s sweat pant fueled SVU marathon and Chinese food binge, or to let him know we’re getting dressed up and hitting the town. Because who doesn’t love any kind of date night and how cute are these cards?! Embarrassing confession that is already extremely evident: I’m such a sucker for love notes. Big quoting that love poem to SJP at the end of the first SATC movie? Crocodile tears. I’m not a huge present person; I’d rather give a little card and spend a lot of time instead of investing in a large purchase. Week night dates are my favorite way to make that happen. It doesn’t matter the destination; I like to keep it simple and chic and enjoy the company. Because it’s the little things that count the most!

 

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Brunching In

June 28, 2015

Sometimes brunching out just isn’t an option.

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Most Sunday mornings I’d rather stay in bed, turn on a Die Hard marathon, and pay bills from my phone; Pants optional. Ain’t no shame in my Sunday morning game: I don’t have to make reservations, deal with crowded patios, or over served friends. First world problems. Instead, I crack open a few eggs, toss some berries in a bowl, and make my new favorite iced coffee with Lavazza.

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I knew I wanted to put a spin on this week’s chocolatey cold coffee choice but it didn’t hit me until Lavazza sent me these ice pop makers. Bailey’s ice cubes, anyone!?

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Little did I know, Bailey’s doesn’t freeze. Bartending fail 101. Even so, the cooled creamer did exactly what I’d hoped it would do – I just didn’t have those awesome frozen ice cube in coffee pictures to show for it!

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Any tips for my next iced coffee creation? I’m thinking cookie butter cubes

Gran Selezione comes exclusively from Rainforest Alliance Certified™ coffee farms. It is a premium Arabica blend, sourced from Central and South America, with chocolate undertones and a full-bodied taste. 100% fine Arabica, 100% sustainably grown. YUM. Remember to drink responsibly!!

July 4 Weekend Essentials

June 26, 2015

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BBQ: HAT | DRESS | NECKLACE | TOTE | HEELS
BASEBALL: HAT | TOP | DENIM | CROSSBODY (on sale for $27!) | FLATS
It’s hard to believe that July 4 is next weekend. I feel like I was just cleaning out my winter gear to make room for spring stuff. WTF, summer. I don’t know about you, but I’m ready for next weekend in no way. My tan is splotchy, my stomach is cellulite-y, and my wardrobe is lacking. It’s possible I didn’t realize just how much black and white I owned until I was sifting through my closet last night looking for an appropriate July 4 look. Failure. In an effort to stay as frugal as possible, I’m planning to incorporate a few pieces I already own (the white, and the denim) and snag a few red and blue pieces on the cheap. These bags are both under $50! 
What are your plans for next weekend? And more importantly, what are you wearing!?

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