Archives for April 2017

26/04/2017

Decor pieces I love

So moving out of an old apartment and soon to be moving in to a new apartment, I have been doing some shopping to figure out how we want to decorate our new apartment. I want everything to be simple and clean with a few pops of color in the bedroom and living room.

So the first thing I purchased was a pop of blush pink throw pillows that will be in the bedroom and everything else will be white. I love this pastel color because it isn’t too bright and having a few pops of this blush color won’t make the room feel to girly. It is the perfect size and I love the stonewashed look. I think these will look so good on a all white bed.

This bath rug from Anthropologie is probably my favorite. I love how intricate it is and it is different than a normal rectangle bath mat. It comes in two colors and I think it will look so good and be so durable. Since it also has neutral shades, you can pair it with any decor items and they will match so well. You could use this for years and switch up the decor every now and again for a new look!

Something else I have to have is this Capri Blue Iridescent Jar candle from Anthropologie as well. It smells so delicious and the jar is so cute. After you burn it, you can keep the jar for decor. I love love love this scent. It will keep your apartment smelling like Anthropologie hours after you blow it out!

Since our couch is grey I am wanting to get a navy rug since I already have navy throw pillows that I used on my bed in my last apartment. That is really the only pop of color I want in the living room, and I still haven’t figured out which one I like, but this is kind of the look I am leaning towards. Not quite sure if this is the one I will get, but I do love this one from Rugs USA. If you haven’t shopped on there before, you can get really good rugs for a great discount. Definitely check them out if you are looking for a new rug! This rug is linked here.

Lastly I ordered these to hang above our bed and I am so excited for them. How cute are these? This isn’t the exact one I ordered, but it still says the same thing. I fell in love with these prints and can’t wait to hang them. They are so simple yet so adorable! These below are linked here.

What are some of your fav decor pieces that make your place feel more like home? Thanks for reading! XOXO

24/04/2017

Recently purchased favorites!

Hey everyone! I hope you all had a great weekend. Sorry for not posting on Friday, but chad and I have been busy moving that I just didn’t have time to sit down and write a post. But anyways, this week will be normal posts!!

So, I have been doing some spring shopping over the past month and wanted to share a few things that I recently bought that I am lovinggggg! One of the first things that sticks out in my mind is my B.P. washed v-neck tee from Nordstrom. I purchased the pink color at first and love this basic tee so much that I bought it in purple and navy as well. I plan on purchasing the white and black because these are great simple, comfy tees to throw on that are really good quality, but aren’t expensive. These are $17 dollars and it comes in 6 different colors. I have been loving wearing these with some ripped jeans and a cute layered necklace (which is another one of my recent favorites below. They also have free shipping and free returns all of the time!!

Another recent favorite is my Carat Multi-strand layered necklace from thestyledcollection.com that is linked here. I love this necklace because it adds an extra touch to your outfit without having to put a lot of thought into it. I found this a month ago from another blogger thesweetestthingblog.com, seriously check her out!!. But it looked so cute that I ended up purchasing it. It was on sale, plus with your first purchase you get 10% off if you sign up for emails. I think I ended up paying around $30. It is sold out right now and they are doing pre-ordering for when the stock is available again!

Like I talked in my last post, I have been obsessed with these gladiator sandals from Target. How cute are these for summer? I love the stud detail and how they go up around the ankle. I just love these. I also love the price being under $30. They come in 3 different colors and I have the tan, which honestly goes with everything! Definitely recommend if you are looking for a new summer staple piece.

These jeans have been my favorite. They are so comfortable and I am loving ripped jeans right now. I have more pairs of ripped jeans than non-ripped jeans. I love how distressed they look and that they are on sale for under $30!! You can’t beat that.

Lastly, I have heard great things about drinking from glass instead of plastic so I bought this cute glass “sipper” as they call it and I love drinking out of this. I love the color (mine is the cashmere pink color, but 3 other colors are available). It was under $10 dollars and great quality. You can put other drinks besides water, but I am always looking for a good water glass! If you are looking to switch from plastic water bottles to glass, definitely check this glass out!

Hope you all enjoyed reading! See you Wednesday with a new post. XOXO

 

 

19/04/2017

Designer products for less!

The first item that I have and love is the dupe for the $900 Valentino “Rockstud” sandals. These have been so popular lately, but honestly not many people can afford the high price tag for sandals. I found a dupe if you will for these shoes from Target for under $30. They looks so identical, yet you don’t break the bank. Also I love mine and they are so so comfy. On the left are the Valentino sandals and on the right are the Target studded gladiator sandals (Little darker in person).

 

 

The Chloe bags are so popular right now and I am so obsessed with the Chloe Faye and the Chloe mini marcie bag, but I don’t want to spend the almost $2,000 dollars on the Faye and the $890 on the Chloe mini. I found great look alikes for this bag and actually own a Chloe Faye look alike. On the left top is the Real Chloe Faye in a dark grey color and on the right is the look alike in a lighter gray color linked here.

 

Also the Chloe Mini Marcie bag has a cute look alike that is under $50. It isn’t exact, but it gives you the look you want if you like this bag. On the left is the real and the left is the look alike. Like I said, they aren’t exact, the one on the right is suede and the one on the left is a leather, but I still think they are both so cute in their own ways and the look alike is linked here.

 

 

Karen Walker sunglass styles are so cute, but I don’t want to spend a lot of money on sunglasses that I may lose or break. (Sunglasses are the one thing I can’t keep in good shape haha). There are so many look alikes for these that it’s kind of overwhelming. I am sure the Karen Walker sunglasses are way better quality, but I would rather spend $300 dollars elsewhere in my opinion. So these dupes are a great option if you like this style, but don’t want to break the bank with the price tag of the real deal.

 

Here are a few dupes I love and what can be better than getting the style/look you want and saving money. Designer is great, but for people on a budget, some people need a dupe!! Hope you enjoyed this post. XOXO

17/04/2017

Fun prints for Spring/Summer

Hey everyone! I hope everyone had a great Easter Weekend. Unfortunately, it is time to get back in to the work week. But that doesn’t mean we can’t have some fun while working. If anyone knows me, they know I have recently become obsessed with anything with cacti print. I don’t know why, but I think it is such a fun print. Below I will show you some fun clothing pieces that have cute prints that will be great for the spring/summer seasons. Everything is linked below! Also, quickly, I announced my giveaway winner on my Facebook page! Can’t wait to do another giveaway!

Okay guys, this cacti top from target is too dang cute. And for $12 dollars. I bought this and fell in love. I got a medium in this because I didn’t know about the fit, but it is more oversized so I would stick with your true size if you like the looser fit or size down for a more snug fit.

This one is more on the pricer side, but I saw this in a picture on instagram and thought it was so adorable. It is a light sweater that would be easy to throw on if you were going out on a cool night and wanted a cute outfit. This pairs so cute with a pair of high wasted jeans and some sandals. Absolutely love this. Its also really popular because there is one size left.

One of the next prints I have been loving is the palm leaf print. This cold-shoulder swing dress is so perfect for summer or to wear on a vacation. It is also more neutral and wouldn’t be hard to dress up or down with different accessories. I really like this dress because I am not super into floral dresses in my opinion and I think this is a great alternative to spice up a dress. This dress is also 50% off right now on missguidedus.com making it 25$!!

Also this bikini in this palm leaf print is amazing. It has the lace up detail and the strappy detail as well which is really in right now. I especially love fun prints for my bikinis and this one is great and also the price isn’t bad at all!

 

Another fun print this spring and summer season is Gingham. Gingham is classic print. You can pretty much find it in every color. This gingham ruffle tea is so cute and would look great with some high waisted shorts or white jeans and gladiator sandals. I love ruffles and gingham and this shirt with both is everything.

I also absolutely needddddd this gingham print one shoulder bikini top. How stinkin’ cute is this? I am in love. I have no words for this. Also, 34$ for this is a great price and Asos is really good about having sales!

Lastly, I am really liking the embroidered print that is in right now. This Free People dress is so popular right now in white, but I personally love the navy color. I love it, but can’t see myself spending 168$ on a dress that I probably wouldn’t wear more than a few times. But I love this dress so so much!

I also really like this embroidered loose tee. It is simple, but still has the embroidered detail that makes it a look all on its own. Also this is from Anthropologie and you can find so many BOHO clothes from there. So cute!

Thanks for reading everyone. Let me know what fun prints you are loving for spring/summer!

14/04/2017

Favorite Sephora products under 30$

Happy Friday everyone! Since my giveaway for a $30 Sephora Gift card ends this Sunday (On easter 04/16/17), I thought it would be fun to post about my fav items from Sephora under 30 that you could spend the gift card on if you’re the winner!

The first item I love from Sephora is the Dry Bar Detox dry shampoo. Not only does this dry shampoo keep your hair feeling freshly cleaned on the off day you don’t wash your hair, it smells amazing. A bottle does last for awhile as well and I just spray in my root area and then use my fingers to fluff my hair and it gives your hair so much volume and soaks up any oil in your roots!

The second product I love from Sephora is there face masks and sleeping masks. There are so many masks you can buy that are used for different skin problems. They work so great and they are very inexpensive.

The Kat Von D everlasting liquid lipsticks are one of my favorite lipsticks. I currently own Lovesick and Bow n Arrow and they literally last forever on my lips. They go on so smooth and they are 20$ which may be on the pricier side, but that is why I buy neutral shades and wear them to they are out. Love this product! (I linked the whole collection above, but if you click on it, you can shop the individual ones).

The Clinique take the day off balm is amazing. If you enjoy wearing makeup, but want something that takes off all of your makeup easily. This is that product. It melts your makeup off so quickly. It was crazy the first time I used it. I didn’t have to scrub, just put some on my hands and rubbed it around my face and eyes and rinsed my face. It was seriously that easy. Even with waterproof mascara. It is 28$ which in my opinion is so worth the price.

Another favorite is the Hangover primer. It is infused with coconut water and keeps my skin feeling hydrated and refreshed while keeping my makeup on all day. It is a lighter primer so it won’t feel like it is clogging your pores. I have talked about this on my blog before and love it!

Lastly, Prada candy is one of my favorite fragrances. I go through this stuff so quickly because I just love the sweetness of the scent. Seriously my favorite. I have the actual spray, but the rollerball is 28$ and the scent will last all day. I am not kidding.

Hope you all enjoyed and don’t forget to enter my giveaway! Just like my Facebook page Obsessively Grateful and share this post! Hope everyone has an amazing Easter weekend. XOXO!

 

12/04/2017

My all time favorite denim!

I have recently in the past few months become more interested in expanding my denim collection. Don’t get me wrong, I love wearing leggings, but I am trying to find comfy stylish jeans that I like to wear just as much as my leggings.

My top favorite pair are my Topshop Leigh moto jeans. I own the black wash and the light wash denim and I love both of them. They are so worth the money although sometimes Nordstrom does have them on sale like 30 dollars off so keep an eye out for that. Anyways, these are so comfy that I actually wore my black pair on my last flight and it was a 4 hour flight so you can imagine that they must have been comfy for me to wear them through that travel day. Topshop jeans have seriously become my favorite and I have been trying to figure out what my next pair will be! Definitely recommend these above all others.

Another pair I love are my Celebrity Pink jeans that I bought from Macy’s. I have the medium/dark wash denim and they are so comfy as well. They fit my body just right and really keep their shape after washing. The price isn’t bad either so I definitely recommend. Plus they come in all different denim colors.

American Eagle jeans are just good in general. I have been wearing their jeans for years and they never disappoint me. They also last for years so you don’t have to worry about rips or them losing shape quickly. They are really great quality and they of course come in so many styles, shapes, lengths, and colors. Another great place to buy denim.

I also love my Free People white ripped jeans. They have been on sale for a while now and I love the uneven hem which I have really been into lately. I really want to find a pair that do not have rips in the knee, but they have the uneven hem. I did find a pair on Macy’s website, but their 10 dollar shipping just makes me not want to order them. Oh well.

There are so many other brands of denim that I have fallen in love with over the past few months, but these are the brands I wear the most and recommend the most. They are all great options and are all such great quality and affordable. I hope you enjoyed reading. See you Friday with a new post. XOXO!

10/04/2017

Beach Vacay necessities!

Bathing suit shopping is probably my favorite of all seasons. I love all of the styles you can choose from and all of the prints, textures, and colors. I don’t really have a favorite place to shop for swimwear. I kind of just look on pinterest, other bloggers, and by googling to find pieces I like. I used to be very worried about tan lines and not wearing bikinis that would give me unconventional tan lines. I stopped going to the tanning bed last year and I have been trying to be better to my skin. I only use Loving Tan (WHICH I LOVEEEEEE) and try to use different skin care that is actually good for my skin. Anyways.. my point is I look for cute swimsuits more so now than I do swimsuits that will give me the least tan lines possible.

Below you will see I found quite a few pieces that I think would be very cute for any beach trip. I linked some off the shoulder pieces, one pieces, hats, sunglasses, coverups, and of course cute beach bags.

I have never been into one pieces, but after seeing this scalloped one piece on one of my favorite bloggers Instagram, I fell in love. How cute is this? I really love how it looks very feminine, but still kind of modest if you don’t like or feel comfortable showing your stomach. I really like this one and I really think I need this!

I also found a few off the shoulder tops that I think are so fun. A few are tropical and another one is plain and you could mix and match the bottoms.

I also have the top and bottom matching piece from target that laces up in the back and is blue and white striped. I absolutely love this and think the back lace up detail is adorable. Target swimsuits truly never let me down and the price of all of them is so great for anyone.

I linked 3 cover-ups that I thought were fun for the beach or just going to the pool. As you can tell, I love lace, pompoms, and tassels and all 3 of these cover ups have at least one of the listed things. I think thats so cute and I really think they are priced so well.

Lastly I did link beach bags, hats and sunglasses. These are must have accessories that you need to have on a beach trip. I found some really affordable sunglasses that are so cute from Nordstrom that you should definitely check out. And also that babe hat is so cute.. I NEED!!

Below you will find all of the items I have linked and all you have to do is click on the picture to be directed to that website to shop! I hope you enjoyed this post and I hope you all have upcoming beach trips planned for the summer. Thanks for reading! XOXO

 

03/04/2017

March Beauty Favorites and Giveaway details!!

March has come and gone so quickly. How are we already in April? On a happy note, I have found some great products that I have been loving for the month of March. Some things I found in the beginning of the month and others towards the middle or end. I like to share these with you because I really enjoy reading other people’s favorites and sometimes I test out their favorites and they become mine as well. So I hope you can try a product out and like one as much as I do.

The first product is the Becca Backlight Priming filter. My skin tends to be oily in my t-zone and this product is supposed to bring the light to the surface so it looks like a natural all over glow through your foundation. I have been wearing this product with and without makeup for the past week and a half and I love how this makes my skin look. It keeps it hydrated and glowy all day without looking greasy. This is such a great product. I really recommend this if that is the kind of look you are going for!

The next product I have been loving is the Make Up For Ever Ultra HD foundation. I have actually been using this for 2 months now and I am so impressed with how it wears. It has become my new favorite lately. It takes a bit to dry down, but if you set it with powder it is completely matte. I had this color matched on me at Sephora and they did such a great job. I am shade y245 for reference.

Another great product I have loved is the Wet n Wild liquid lip cat suit. This is such an affordable product and my two favorite colors I wear on a daily basis if I wear makeup is the “Pink Really Hard” and the “Nudist Peach”. Both of these colors are so flattering. Under 5$ for long wearing liquid lipstick is a major plus!

The Kat Von D translucent setting powder has been one of my favorites lately. I bought the travel size when I went on my last trip and I still have so much left. This smooths out my under eye so perfectly that I can’t even explain it. It makes my concealer not crease and I love the finish it gives me. The Laura Mercier and this KVD setting powder are two of my favorites!

I recently bought the Urban Decay Afterglow 8 hour blush in the shade “Fetish”. This is a mauve color and will stay put on your face for so long. Longer than what you need. This has been my go to blush since I bought it. I am so impressed with it. They have so many shades to choose from too so you can choose a color that may fit better with your skin tone.

I received the Bobbi Brown cream eyeshadow stick in Golden pink in my last Sephora play box and I use it as an inner corner highlight and sometimes on my whole lid if I just put a neutral brown shade in my crease. It is so pretty and is so easy to blend with your fingers. I also love that it doesn’t crease and it stays put all day.

Also, not pictured because I am wearing it as I write this, but this BP Washed V-neck Tee has instantly become my favorite. It is so soft and you can wear it with jeans or cropped leggings like I am now. I like that you can make this shirt dressy or more relaxed. Unfortunately, this must be a popular shirt because a lot of their sizes are sold out, but I really hope they get more sizes back in stock because I want to order the navy, white, and purple colors as well. And at 17$ with free shipping, you just can’t beat that.

You can shop all of these products below by clicking on the picture of the item you want to shop.

 

So GIVEAWAY time!!! I am so excited to announce that I am doing a 30$ Sephora gift card. I wanted to do a small giveaway to see how you all like it. But I am so excited to be doing this.

So the rules are very simple:

  1. Share this post.
  2. Like my Facebook page for Obsessively Grateful that is on the Home Page of my blog.

The Giveaway will start today 04/03/2017 and end on 04/16/17. All names will be put into a giveaway random name generator and I will contact the winner on Easter Sunday. Super easy and a fun chance to win a 30$ Sephora Gift Card!! If you have any questions, please contact me via the contact page or in the comment section below.

Thank you all for reading and Good Luck. XOXO!