Gingham For Spring 2018

Gingham is the most obvious thing ever for Spring, but something about it just draws me in every year!  You can literally find it everywhere this year and I am loving the fresh new ways it is being used from bags to shoes to housewares.  It just looks so happy and crisp to me, exactly what we need after this bi-polar winter we have had going on.  PS, even Gucci has some gingham shoes out!  (crazily priced, but still!)  I tried to round up some atypical finds that weren’t your usual gingham button down or shorts and hope you love them as much as I do!  As always, click on the pink link to see the item in store.


Off the Shoulder Top

First up is this adorable off the shoulder top.  It would be so cute with white jeans or shorts and would look equally good with black pants.

Wrap Gingham Top

Love, love, love this wrap gingham top.  It’s so airy and gives you full coverage if the off the shoulder top is too much for you.  Again, would look amazing with white jeans.


Gingham Dress

I call this one the grown up Dorothy dress.  I love it’s elbow length sleeves and the wrap top.  Such a cute dress!

Lace Up Denim

I was sincerely not prepared for how cute this lace up ankle denim is!  Gah!  Pretty sure I am going to have to purchase these.  I must warn you, they are very pricey!  Wait for a sale!  They come in both plus and missy sizes, petite and regular, so we can all geek out on our gingham!!

Not sure gingham is for you?  Ease into it with this headband.  Could it be more southern preppy?


Gingham Flats


How about these gingham flats for Spring and Summer?  For all of us who wear black all Summer long, these are perfect!  Pretty sure I am going to need to buy these too!

Monogrammed Gingham Clutch

The sight of this clutch made my monogram, preppy loving heart explode!  OMG!  This is a must have!  And the perfect gift for all those Spring birthdays!  FYI, she makes a ton of really cute bags in different fabrics.  Love them!

Gingham Mules

I like that these are so different and not your typical gingham shoe.  And I think you could get away with them from now until early September since they are closed toe.  Kinda torn between these and the other flats above.


Gingham Plates

Gingham for Spring doesn’t just stop at clothes!  Look at these all kinds of adorable gingham plates!  How cute would these be for Easter?  or the navy for Fourth of July?


Are you a gingham fan?  I’d love to hear about if you love or hate it in the comments!

Buffalo Check Christmas and Home Decor

I absolutely love buffalo check (or plaid) and especially love it for Christmas!  I’m having an phone issue, so I can’t upload a picture of my front porch, but it is currently sporting a buffalo check be-ribboned wreath and welcome mat!

I started seeing it in Christmas decor last year and this year, it is EVERYWHERE!  I rounded up some of my fave buffalo check home and Christmas decor below.

Monogram Buffalo Check Throw

This monogrammable buffalo check throw from Nordstrom would make a great Christmas gift!  I love the subtle gray and white.

Buffalo Check Sherpa Throw

I have a similar sherpa throw and I am totally in love with how soft and warm it is.   I don’t know which of these I would buy, I am torn between gray and black and red!

Deer Ornament

How cute is this deer ornament?  It would make a great gift topper!


Buffalo Plaid Stocking

I am in love with this fur trimmed stocking!  It would look amazing with some of my other Christmas decor.


Technically a mousepad isn’t Christmas or home decor but I couldn’t resist! How cute would this be as part of a gift with the deer ornament as a topper?

Buffalo Check Pillow Cover

I have been trying to resist these buffalo check pillow covers since October!  I think having the red and black all year long would make me get tired of it and I can’t justify buying them just for Christmas.  I still love them though!!


Buffalo Check Duvet Cover

Same story with this duvet cover.  I have always wanted to have a Christmas bedroom and this would be perfect! but alas, the cost factor!  It would make a really cute boys room too.  Speaking of, I’ve seen some adorable buffalo check nurseries lately!

Do you love buffalo check like I do? What do you have in your home that’s buffalo check? I’d love to hear about it in the comments!


Pumpkin Spice Everything!


Sorry for my prolonged absence from the blog, but I’ve had a ridiculous amount of stuff going on in my life the past few months.  I hope to have some more time in the near future to blog, but most likely I won’t be back to regular blogging until November.  I appreciate each and everyone of you that has been checking in over the past couple months to see any updates!  I promise, more to come on what’s been going on in the future! (Some BIG things)

In the meantime, it’s pumpkin spice season and I can’t let it pass without blogging about it!  I broke out my Pumpkin Spice and Everything Nice tshirt last week while enjoying my fifth pumpkin spice Starbucks of the season and realized when someone asked me where I got it, that the company who made mine went out of business.  🙁

I decided to check out Etsy to see if anyone else sold a similar one and found an amazing amount of PS inspired stuff.  There are tons of tees, but I also found a lot of other stuff.  I thought I would put together a quick round up of my faves for everyone.

Basic AF Mug

How hilariously appropriate is this mug?  I absolutely need this one!  I might be basic, but I don’t care cause pumpkin spice is freaking delicious!!


Pumpkin Spice Socks
These socks crack me up!  I definitely need these for around the house.  Perfect thing to pair with a Starbucks gift card.

Pumpkin Spice Girl Tote

How cute is this tote for Fall?  Easy to tuck into a care package for your fave college student to use around campus.

Pumpkin Spice Tee

If you are like me and can’t say no to a PS, this is the shirt for you!


Pumpkin Spice Card

The perfect card to include with any gift this Fall!  And the shop (LilyandVal) is based in Pittsburgh, my hometown!  Even better!

Want to see the rest of my picks?  Check out my Pumpkin Spice Pinterest board here!

Thanks again for checking out the blog and I promise lots more to come soon!!





Gift Guide for the Makeup Addict

Do you have any makeup addicts on your list this year, but you don’t want to add to their stash?  It can be hard to know what they already have! If this is your situation, then this is the list for you!

Makeup Addict Gift Guide

This mug made me actually laugh out loud.  The perfect gift for your eyebrow chick! Find it here.

Makeup Addict Gift Guide

The perfect addition to your makeup loving friend’s apartment.  This lipstick throw pillow is adorable!  Buy it here.

Makeup Addict Gift Guide

This little thing is highly coveted in the makeup world.  It’s a silicon makeup applicator from Molly Cosmetics called the SiliSponge.  If you score one of these, you are definitely going to be the hero of Christmas (FYI-they are majorly back ordered).  It’s the newest foundation applicator out there and is reported to be better than the beauty blender.  It doesn’t waste makeup, allows you to see your face while you use it and can be cleaned with soap and water.  Find info on  how to order it here.

Makeup Addict Gift Guide

I don’t know what rock I was living under, but I missed when this makeup brush cleaning machine launched.  It’s basically a dishwasher for your brushes.  It’s not like cleaning your brushes is that difficult, it’s just something you tend to forget to do.  Find it on Amazon here.

Makeup Addict Gift Guide

Oval makeup brushes are all the rage on the makeup blogs, so get your makeup addict in on the action!  These are mid-priced brushes, but you can find prices all over the board, so check out the choices.  I do not own these particular brushes, but they have pretty decent reviews.  Find them here.


Makeup Addict Gift GuideYou can never have too many makeup bags with cute sayings and the internet is full of them!  Find this one here.


Makeup Addict Gift GuideThey may not sleep with their makeup on, but they will sleep on their makeup with these adorable lash pillowcases! Buy them here.

Makeup Addict Gift GuideHow perfect is this lipstick ornament?   Someone more talented than I could DIY this, but if like me, you aren’t artistic, you can buy one from the Glam Studio Shop on Etsy here.

Makeup Addict Gift Guide


There are tons of funny makeup oriented tshirts out there at all price points.  This one definitely applies to me and nude lipsticks!  Get it here.

I wouldn’t be sad to find any of these under my own tree!  Which one is your fave? I’d love to hear in the comments!

Celebrate Shark Week


Shark Week 2016 starts on Sunday, June 26th on Discovery Channel.  Just in case you haven’t ever watched it before, they spend every night of the week airing shark based shows.  I always learn something during the week that I wasn’t aware of about sharks and it’s just fun to get in the spirit of Shark Week!

To celebrate Shark Week, I pulled together some cute clothing and home items featuring sharks that will put you well on your way to joining the devotees!


Shark Dress

Shark Dress

Pet Shark CostumePet Shark Costume 

Shark Ice Mold

Shark Ice Mold

Shark Hat

Shark Hat

Shark Skirt

Shark Skirt

Shark Cozy

Shark Snuggie

Men's Shark Sock

Men’s Shark Socks

See more ideas on my Pinterest Shark Week board here!


It’s been awhile since I’ve talked about some things I’m obsessed with on the blog.  I’m rectifying that today!  I have a couple things I’m crazy about I want to share with you!

Dog Birthday Cake Hat

Birthday Cake Hat

It’s my puppy’s first birthday next month and it’s going to be epic! I bought this birthday cake hat for him from Etsy seller Eternal Light Shop.  She literally shipped it overnight and it looks exactly like the photo.  My devil dog immediately tried to destroy it, so we are going to need to be quick with the photo opportunities on his birthday!

Glitter Bomb Phone CaseGlitter Bomb iPhone Case

The photo does not do this Glitter Bomb iPhone Case justice.  The glitter floats around in liquid inside the case and is super gold and glittery.  People ask me everyday where I got it.  It’s also fun to play with while bored waiting in line 🙂 Love it!

My cup size is Stanley

Stanley Cup Tee

The Pittsburgh Penguins are on the road to the Stanley Cup and this shirt from Etsy seller Blue Frog Tees cracks me up.

Pineapple Nails

I am in love with my Pineapple nail art from Jessica at Dallas Beauty Lounge.  She was able to combine a couple ideas I had into this.  Super cute!

See my review of Dallas Beauty Lounge here.

Patriotic Fringe Flag

Patriotic Fringe Flag

This Patriotic Fringe Flag from Craft Yourself looks like something even I can make.  You have time to whip one up before Memorial Day!

Gilmore Girls Gift Guide


By far, my most pinned photo on Pinterest is a Gilmore Girls sweatshirt.  Unfortunately, it isn’t available via my original source, so I thought I would look for something similar.  This led me to a plethora of Gilmore Girls stuff for sale on Etsy.  Any of these would make amazing gifts for yourself or your Gilmore Girls obsessed friend! And if they haven’t watched the show yet, pair one of these with some DVDs! Now on to my faves!

Stars Hollow Print

Stars Hollow Print

I love this Stars Hollow travel print.  It doesn’t scream TV show, so those who aren’t fans won’t even realize it’s based on one.

In Omnia Paratus Print

In Omnia Paratus Print

This Life and Death Brigade poster from the same Etsy seller is great too.  Again, if you aren’t a fan, you wouldn’t know it was related to a TV show.

Luke & Lorelai Print

Lorelai & Luke Print

I also love this Lorelai & Luke print.  Fingers crossed the revival being filmed now ends up with them together forever this time!

Women of Gilmore Girls

Women of Gilmore Girls Shirt

I always like these types of shirts, whether they are music, sports or even TV shows.  I especially like the fact that this one highlights the women of Stars Hollow versus the couples.

Gilmore Girls Charm Bracelet

Gilmore Girls Charm Bracelet

I love the creativity of this Gilmore Girls Charm Bracelet.  Every time I look at it, I see something else that makes me remember an episode!

In Omnia Paratus Necklace

In Omnia Paratus Necklace

Isn’t this necklace cute?  Lovely reminder to take chances in life.

Gilmore Girls Sweatshirt

Gilmore Girls Sweatshirt

This is the sweatshirt that started it all.  It isn’t from the original seller (who no longer makes it), but it’s a very close replica.