Friday, May 30, 2014

High Five for Friday

Hello's been a couple of weeks since I've been able to do a High Five for Friday post.  I'm back & ready this week though!!

This week I thought I'd shout out few PSA's of 5 things I think you should tricks I've found helpful, great deals, or fabulous products.  So, let's go....

1.  Who would have thought...?!?!?  This is a great idea for creating volume in your hair.  I haven't tried it yet myself, but it seems brilliant to me!

2.  On another hair related note, I thought this was another helpful trick in eliminating that dreadful back part!  I did try this one myself with success (actually I've used it several times)!  I've used it just the way she shows you with a straightening iron  & also with just my curling iron using the same method.  My curling iron is usually out & on, so that was just easier for me.

3.  I've recently found myself obsessed over Tote Bags.  I often wonder what triggers these things we get hooked on.  I mean, why, after so many years without, must I have like 6 different tote bags...??  I don't know.  Anyway, I've heard about Thirty-One before, but have never been to a party or really seen any of their products.  Well, I saw a fantastic Gym Bag they had & knew I needed it!!  It was actually the Special of the Month for April, so I ended up getting the gym bag plus two other totes because it worked out to be a better deal if I did it that way.  Anyway, I'd really love to go on & on about the Gym Bag, BUT they aren't currently selling it anymore, so I'll spare you  (apparently it was really super popular though so I'm hoping they bring it back)!  I got the two totes pictured below however, & really couldn't be happier!  I first used the smaller one to haul food & such to Mother's Day Brunch & immediately got comments & ooh's-&-awes from my Mom & Sister.  If you've never looked at Thirty-One products before I think it's definitely worth a peek!  If you don't know a Consultant, visit Amity's page & she'd be more than happy to help you!  She gave me great advice on which products best fit my needs.  I'll try & keep you posted if I hear the gym bag comes back!

Organizing Utility Tote
Large Utility Tote
*I was not compensated by Thirty-One or a Consultant - all purchases were made on my own & opinions are my own.  

4.  I've been keeping an eye out for colored footwear lately.  I decided I didn't have enough fun colored shoe options in my closet.  Sadly, I was disappointed in the overall shoe selection at my local mall.  However, Nine West has some fantastic options.  So many in fact, that you'll have a tough time deciding on which pair(s) to get!!  I've pictured some of my favorites below.  Their prices vary depending on the shoe & what sales are running, but you can generally expect anywhere from $40-$100 a pair.  I personally ended up with 2 pairs that I grabbed while they were having a Sale, furthermore, I limited myself to only choosing pairs that were already on markdown.

Nine West

5.  On a whim I grabbed this Plaid Top from Old Navy this week.  It's a very light weight plaid (sheer enough that I had to wear a cami underneath) making it still Spring/Summer worthy.  I really fell in love with the colors & they had other bright color schemes to pick from as well!  Here's how I styled it with my Pink Tweed Skirt ending up with a Preppy look that I adored!  Old Navy has been having quite a few sales, so keep an eye out for those.  Also, don't forget to use any reward certificates you have & always ask if they have any coupons running.  I believe you also get an additional 10% off on Tuesday's for in-store purchases made on your Old Navy Account.

Top: Old Navy
Skirt: Banana Republic
Shoes: Target
Necklace: Hot Mama - no longer online, but you may have luck at a retail store location (I found it on major markdown at my local store).

And just because I think everyone deserves a good laugh on a Friday, here are a couple of blooper photos both involving this tweed skirt....enjoy & have a great Friday!!

*linking up with: Lauren Elizabeth, Friday Favorites, Fashion Friday, Friday's Fab Favorites, Spotlight Weekly Link-Up, I Would So Rock This


  1. Hahaha-cute!! Love those blooper pics:-) Have a great weekend!!
    Marta xo

  2. Love the mix of tweed and plaid! But what is with those sheer shirts? I swear I can't find any shirts that aren't sheer! It's nutty.

  3. LOL, Love the blooper pics and hey...get outta my brain. *I* need more colored shoes too! Also, the back part!! UGH! Thanks for the link to that tutorial. I'm not sure if I'm willing to put the extra work in but maybe I should at least try it because it is a chronic hair problem for me!
    Gina -- On the Daily Express

  4. I love the colours of your plaid shirt, they work well with your skirt. I'm a massive fan of colour so love all your shoe options.


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