I meant to do a video for all of this stuff when I came back from my Vegas trip mid-March (which I have yet to finish wrapping up) but because life changed so drastically days after we got back, I didn’t feel up for it. And the longer I put it off, the weirder it felt to do a video on things I had gotten in February??
So instead of a video, I will be doing a try-on, post style? I don’t know if anyone has ever done it this way, but I’m willing to try and please be sure to let me know what you think of this style of post, kay?
Let’s do clothing first, I’m sorry if these pictures suck. I have to do this on my own and it’s hard and my phone camera sucks lol.
Ross – Dress for Less
One of the first things I bought was this taupe trench coat, I wanted something new to wear because some of my other coats are a bit too bulky and heavy whereas this one was lightweight, perfect for the transitioning weather.
I love the color of it because I don’t have many clothes in this color. It’s plush-lined on the inside which is nice. It may look a bit long on me but I love it regardless. I did wear it on a night-out to the Winter Light Festival back in February, so you will be able to see it in action in a photo or two in that post.
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Next are the pair of jeans I’m wearing on the photo above.
My jeans are starting to fit me slightly too big and some are a bit long in the legs because I’m short. So now I try to be more careful and only buy jeans that are just right for my height. That is a challenge in and of itself, believe me..
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Next a pair of grey joggers. I have previously tried several pairs in the past whenever I found them on the racks, but I never liked how they fit me? Perhaps I wasn’t into them yet because I changed my mind when I tried this specific pair on.
I don’t know if it’s the color, the fit, the material it is made of, or what, but it feels super comfortable and I’ve been lounging around in them a lot during this quarantine. I did wear them on the first day of my Vegas trip in March if you’d like to see me wearing them.
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One other thing I got was a black bra that can be worn four different ways? But I won’t show you that lol. Last thing from Ross is this super cool pair of galaxy print leggings. You guys know me, I love anything galaxy, so I couldn’t pass these up.
The material is so comfortable, they fit me nicely and the fabric is very stretchy and breathable. I did also take these to Vegas for our second day to Death Valley if you’d like to check that out and also* see them in action lol. I was surprised that I could wear them despite such hot and dry climate.
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Ahh yes, Hot Topic. We love browsing this store. It’s one of my favorite stores even though I cannot afford half of the clothes they sell there, lol. So whenever they have a few things on sale, I look through their rack and see if there is anything that catches my eye. First up is a sweater you guys have already seen before:
It’s a Pusheen Fuzzy Girls Hoodie, and it is nice and warm. It’s basically a crop sweater and I love it. It’s a bit too warm to wear it now that the weather is changing, but I know I will be wearing the hell out of this sweater in the fall and colder months.
Lastly from HT, a constellation print hoodie! I did* take this sweater to Vegas as well, but I haven’t written up that post yet. Be sure to follow my life blog so you don’t miss it.
Anyway, this sweater is slightly more breathable than the Pusheen hoodie, and it’s not a crop sweater either, nor does it fit me baggy, but that’s ok. It’s a nice sweater and I like that it’s different than other sweaters I own. I’m all about changing it up these days.
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My husband and I bought new clothes for our anniversary in February, and I managed to find a gorgeous blue dress from Sundae Emerald. I found this one in the prom dress section. I felt so lucky to find a dress that closely matched my hubby’s button-up.
I LOVE how this dress fits me you guys!! I’ve never felt sexier in a dress than I do in this one, lol! It’s asymmetrical on the front and has a lace back which normally I’m not a fan of, but it’s tolerable in this dress. Also, yes, I did* take this dress to Vegas too for our Girls Night Out with my loves Hunida, Jennie, and Jennie’s bff, Emily.
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Lastly for the fashion related part of this post, a new pair of black heeled booties from Trend Shoes.
I paired these booties with my new blue dress from Macy’s for our girls night out because I knew we would be walking around a lot. I didn’t have other more comfortable shoes and I wasn’t sure I wanted to wear flats? Anyway, I love heeled booties. I have three other pairs in different styles and colors.
And…that is it for this part of the post. Let’s continue onto other purchases.
I did get a few things from Amazon for our anniversary back in February.
First up, a couple’s journal. This one is the One Question A Day for You and Me: A Three-Year Journal. We started writing in it Feb. 22nd and have filled it out every night together. It’s been nice and interesting seeing each other’s answers. I feel like I’m getting to know my husband better even though we’ve been together for almost 10 years.
Next are the Infmetry Capsules. They have a small piece of paper inside in which you can write secret messages. I wrote in every single one of them, so Alex can open one whenever he wants and each one has a different message. It took forever to write and put it all back in, in time for our anniversary, but I got it done and he loved it.
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Dollar Store / IKEA
From the dollar store I got some extra acrylic organizers for my makeup that sits on the top of the vanity but also for what goes inside the drawers.
I did get some new things from IKEA for* my vanity. A new LACK wall shelf and an ALEX drawer unit. I know EVERYONE gets these, but I’m okay with that and I like how my vanity looks. I’ll take a photo some other time because my vanity is still a mess, lol!
I only got two things from Target; Burt’s Bees Micellar Water because I am running low on the one I’m currently using, and Real Techniques beauty sponges because I did* just toss two of them out.
As most of you already know, I did* get a few products from the Sailor Moon Collection back in February when it launched.
I’ve practically used every single product in this collection, and have done reviews of everything except the palette. I want to work on that a bit longer and really give you guys quality content. In the meantime, go check out what I’ve written so far.
- LOOKBOOK: 5 Looks Using the Pretty Guardian Palette
- Cat’s Eye Pressed Powder Blush Review & Swatch
- Daylight Lip Bundle Review & Swatches
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Not sure if I can categorize this under ‘beauty’ but I’m using them for makeup?? I made two separate orders of a bunch of makeup swatch stencils from SwatchQueenShop and I’ve been having so much fun with them!
Note: it’s really hard getting a good photo of the stencil designs.
My swatch photos definitely look prettier so of course it is only for aesthetic purposes. You guys know I will give you a full and honest review of palettes and the like; swatches are just swatches and do not represent or portray the full potential of the product until it is worn. I do plan on giving you guys my review of these stencils once I’ve used enough of them.
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Lastly in the beauty category, Boxycharm. I resubscribed at the end of March to get a palette I’ve been wanting since January (one of two, really). The box itself was really nice and I am excited to use all the products eventually.
The palette I resubscribed for is the Ace Beaute Scarlet Dusk. Just look at it: isn’t it gorgeous? Super beautiful! I’ve tried their Grandiose Palette and absolutely loved the formula so I have the same hopes for this one as well 🙂
I already unboxed my April box, so be sure to check out that post too if you missed it.
That is all the stuff I have for now. Keep in mind, everything was bought prior to this stay-home order / quarantine lockdown, with the exception of Boxycharm, which doesn’t require me to leave my house. I recently received my Ulta online order and already took some pictures of everything so I just need some time to go through all the photos and get that post written up for you.
For now, I hope you are all doing great. Staying at home has been hard on each and everyone of us so if anyone needs to talk, I’m here for you all. 🙂
Have you guys ordered anything online recently? If so, what?
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