Saturday, June 14, 2014

May Favorites

Having children that play sports can really eat at your time.  I have another blog that I've been running for almost five years so that and sports take up most of my freetime.  Because of that I've had a difficult time getting this blog up and running.

So, even thought it's the middle of June, I thought that I would share my favorite things from the month of May.

First and foremost, handbags.  I shop quite a bit at thrift stores, and I love Coach bags.  I was treated horribly at a Coach store so they won't EVER get any of my money.  However,  I will purchase them second hand.  These were the two bags that I carried for the month of May.  The brown was approximately $20 and the maroon was $30.

Next up, we have shoes.  I own way too many pair of Chucks, and these are the two pair that I have been wearing the most.  My husband recently took a trip to Vietnam and bought these for me.  They are significantly cheaper since they are actually made in Vietnam and China.  Also, I wear my Jessica Simpson flats to work daily and my Coach sandals which I got for a steal at Ross.  Very comfortable.

These two jackets were on repeat during May because it was still quite cool in the mornings and has been raining sporadically.  The coral jacket is from Gap which I bought for $10 years ago and a Nautical jacket that I bought for $5 at a thrift store.

I paint my nails every single week.  Nail polish off on Thursdays and repainted on Saturdays to give them a break.  From left to right-Sally Hanson Gilded Lily (toes only), Sephora by Opi, Rimmel London in Purple Rain and Posh Pink, and Butter London in Scallywag.  I have tried many base and top coat and Revlon is by far my favorite.

I am not a make-up person.  My daily routine consists of lipstick.  Mascara and eyeshadow if I'm feel like going through that motion.  I don't wear foundation, powder, concealer, primer, etc.  I take very good care of the skin on my face so I don't have to cover it up.  My favorites this monty was the Starlook eyeshadow pencil in Topaz, Be A Bombshell quad in Bora Bora, Elizabeth Mott eyeshadow in Champagne, Pixi mascara, and Elizabeth Mott's It's So Big mascara.  All of these came from various iPsy bags which is a monthly beauty subscription.  The two clear eyeshadow brushes are from an Ulta free gift with purchase, and the Soho brush was also from an iPsy bag.

Now for jewelry.  I own a lot of jewelry that I don't use enough.  For this month, I wore this sparkly bracelet that my kids bought me for Mother's Day.  My oldest said that he picked it out because it was the sparkliest one.  He knows me so well.  My Anne Klein watch.  Almot every single watch that I own is from Anne Klein as they make a good, fashionable watch.  A sterling silver ring that I bought three years ago from Loehmann's.  A pair of CZ clip-on earrings that I bought from Nordstrom's Rack around three years ago as well.  Finally, my Tiffany & Co bracelet with the extra large heart tag.  My mother-in-law bought this limited edition bracelet for me one Christmas.  I wear it every single day.  I had it repaired after not wearing it for about 6 months, and I am really enjoying wearing it again.

I have two Kindle Fires after my husband bought the newest version for me for Christmas. I use both of them to watch YouTube videos and for reading.  However, I have gotten hooked on House on Netflix (I finished it in about three week), and I finished Cursed.  I loved it and can't wait to finish the trilogy.

Finally, we have a pair of pink Beats by Dr. Dre.  I've been wanting a pair for a long time, and my husband bought these for me when he went to Vietnam.  He got them for a good price because they are a discontinued style.

That's it for my monthly favorites.  I hope that you enjoyed this (way too long) post.