Friday, December 5, 2014

Seasons Greetings with DD Perks

I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for Dunkin’ Brands. I received a promotional item to thank me for my participation
Happy weekend everyone. This week has been filled with lots of catching up. Between reuniting with old friends, responding to emails, updating my resume, and so much more; you would think I’m still in school. I’m so thankful SCAD gives us such a long winter break.

While I have been home, I've been stopping a bit too much at my favorite place: Dunkin Donuts. Since I don’t have one close to me while at school, I go as much as possible while I’m home ( I can’t get enough sugar cookie latte in my system).

Since I’m always glued to my phone, I was happy to learn my favorite go-to place for breakfast created their app. I was even more excited to learn about their rewards program. Since most of my readers are younger gals on a budget, you will not want to miss out on this awesome program.

DD Perks works on a points system, meaning you earn 5 points from every dollar spent. Every 200 points earned, gives you a free beverage of choice. You also receive a free beverage of choice just for opening a DD Perks account. It’s also super easy to load money onto your account, making paying for your DD purchase a breeze. If you open an account by tonight (12/5) and use the code BLOG, you will automatically receive $5 in your DD Perks account. To receive your complimentary $5 credit, and amazing deals, simply download the Dunkin’ Donuts app in the app store.

Wondering what to order this holiday season? I have included my holiday favorites that you or your giftees will LOVE.

Drinks: Sugar Cookie Latte, Pumpkin Crème Brulee Latte, Peppermint Mocha Iced Latte, Frozen Hot Chocolate, Vanilla Bean Coolatta.

Sweets: Croissant Doughnut, Apple Crumb Doughnut, Strawberry Frosted Doughnut, Glazed Doughnut, Double Chocolate Cake Doughnut, Munchkins (duh), Chocolate Chip Muffin.

Savories:  Hash browns, Everything Bagels, Egg White Flat breads, Chicken Salad Sandwich (on a croissant is the best thing ever)

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Dude, where's my sleeves?

1. Forever 21 ($47.80) 2. Nasty Gal ($69) 3. Asos ($72.01) 4. Topshop ($80) 

Whether you refer to them as sleeveless coats, long vests, or ponchos, they’re hot this season, and you’ll be dying to have one in your closet. Though they may not always keep you warm (unless you live in the south or love layering) sleeveless jackets are perfect for adding a stylish piece to any look-dressy or casual. Searching for the perfect outerwear piece can be a pain, so I've chosen my top 4 favorite sleeveless coats. I am partial to #1 because I own it, and I can’t stop wearing it everywhere. For jacket details see above. 

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Gobble Gobble it's Black Friday

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! I have many things to be thankful for this year, but one of the things I’m most thankful for are my readers and sponsors. If it weren't for all of you, I would not be writing this post. To think I've only been blogging for two years; I have to say I've grown immensely in that short period of time.

Since returning to the north-east I've realized how blessed I am to have warm weather at college. I will never get used to the harsh Maryland winters, but as Tim Gunn says, “Make it work”.
This season, over-sized sweaters, blanket scarves, and neutral accessories are making a statement. I’m so happy to be able to dress cozy, yet stylish this holiday weekend.

Want to replicate my look? Take a look at my outfit details. Really want a blanket scarf? Marley Lilly is offering this blanket scarf as a FREE gift (yes, you read that correctly) with every $100 purchase during their Black Friday Flash Sale. So skip the mobs, and stay warm and toasty this holiday weekend. 

Sweater: H&M
Bracelet: C/O Marley Lilly
Cross-body: C/O Marley Lilly

Monday, November 10, 2014

Dappled Decor

Even though I have lived in my apartment for over a year, I keep trying to find ways to make it feel more “home-ish”. Having a roommate also makes it more difficult to have “your own space”. Though we both have our own rooms, we share a kitchen and living room. Sometimes one person’s touch may come across more than the others, but I have to say my roommate and I have done a great job making each room feel equally ours.

An example is our mantel. Though both styles coincide, we each have put our own personal touch on the ledge. Carita LOVES collecting corks from wine bottles, so it’s only fitting she has her initial made from them. I on the other hand LOVE photographs…especially of my family. I get homesick very easily, so the pictures help me not miss home as much.

We mesh our styles together mostly through our favorite home accessory: candles. If there was a job dedicated to sniffing candles, I would be first in line. Besides being one of the most relaxing home accessories, they also come in all different shapes, colors, and scents to match your home’s personality.

Since our living room has a very rustic feel, I was OBSESSED with the packaging of this mini candles from Old Factory Candles. Coming in scents ranging from Pumpkin Spice to 50 Shades of Grey, you are bound to find a set that will fit perfectly in your home.

Old Factory Candles was generous enough to offer one of my lucky readers the chance to win a free candle set.  You must have an amazon account, a Paypal account, and live in the US. To enter, click the Rafflecopter link below or visit the giveaways TAB HERE 

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The Old Factory: Fall Harvest Set featured was c/o Old Factory and Amazon. All opinions were my own.

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Eyebrow Game Strong

With finals around the corner, various collaboration work, and adopting a cat (Corona will make a special guest appearance next week) I have not had time to blog….at all. 

Bold eyebrows are a major trend in the beauty industry this year. Cara, Kylie, and Kim just so happen to be my eyebrow inspirations.  Many beauty experts have stated filling in your brows with eyeliner or mascara will do, but now most makeup brands have also created eyebrow fillers. 

I decided to add PAULA DORF: 2+1 FOR BROWS to my daily makeup routine. Using the PERFECT BROW BRUSH, I first swiped my brush across the setting wax, then chose the shade closest to my natural eyebrow color. Filling in/shaping my eyebrows was a breeze, and I have to say, the results were fabulous.

PAULA DORF is offering my readers a FREE brow brush with purchase of 2+1 For Brows (a $24 value) by entering the promo code BROWBRUSH at time of purchase. 

Have any brow secrets? Tell me about them in the comments below! 
All Photography is c/o Ally Hunt. Check out her work here 

All items featured were c/o Paula Forf Cosmetics