Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Erin Condren Life Planner Review

I am so excited to be talking about my new Life Planner from Erin Condren! I have been watching reviews on YouTube for a while now on these planners, and I finally decided to treat myself and order one.
So to start I got my planner off the Erin Condren website. I also bought a few add on's that I'll get into later on, and the total for everything I got was about $60 (including shipping.) 

The first person I saw talking about this planner was Jen from OrganizedJen.com early last year. I really appreciated how in-depth Jen went into reviewing the planner. Then she posted about the new planner she got from EC and it reminded me how much I missed having a planner. I was then sucked in completely when Elle Fowler talked about her planner on her blog Dreaming in Blush

So I ordered my planner at the tail end of January and I got it in February. I was super impressed by how pretty it is! I have been wishing for Spring so I got a really fun and bright print on the cover and I also had them personalize it with my name. 
This planner is giving me life right now! I love how bright and colorful it is on the inside. Every page is so cute and fun to look at. I hardly wanted to start writing in it because its so pretty. I really enjoy the month on 2 pages. There is more than enough space to write in and it also has a notes section in the month on 2 pages view.
The week on 2 pages is perfect! It is divided by "morning," "day" and "night." and it has a ton of space for notes around the week outline.
This planner can work for you, whatever you need it for I think that it would be great. It has a great little section in the back with lined paper for notes and such. It also comes with blank stickers and stickers that have things written on them already. It comes with a little clear pouch in the back where I keep my pencils and pens. 

This planner was definitely well worth the money and I recommend it to anyone that loves to write and plan things out.

I have had the planner now for a month and I have used it every single day. I love having a place where I can organize all my thoughts and plans for the upcoming week. I also like to keep track of my school and work hours on my planner. It keeps me organized and it also helps me stay on track and not forget things that need to get done.

From the website I also ordered and extra ruler/book mark, I got some extra blank stickers, and perpetual calender. I really love having two book marks. I keep one in the week I am currently in, and I keep the other one in the back of the book in the lined paper section, where I write notes about my blog.

I really have been loving my planner. I highly recommend it to people that love writing things out and using a planner. If you know that you won't keep up with it, or you get bored easily, then I suggest you don't spend the money.

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Bags & Accessories: Pinspiration Series

This is the third and final post for my Pinspiration Series all about Fashion, Shoes & Accessories. I want to talk to you guys about hand bags and accessories. This is an area where I'm not to great at when it comes to my style. I tend to use the same purse for months at a time, and I don't really wear much jewelry at all. 

As I have said before in my Fashion & Style Post and my All About Shoes Post, Pinterest is a site where you can pin and organize anything you like from the internet on your boards. It is a great place to get inspiration for anything you like. Check out all my boards on Pinterest here.

To start this off, I'm going to talk about purses. I love a great handbag that will pass the test of time without going out of style. I really like the classic bags that will look great with any outfit. Here are some really cute bags that are great inspiration pieces.
Louis Vuitton Monogram Vernis Alma Mm M91450 Anb-$256    need this purse!!!

grey  Ellis Satchel//  

Michael Kors  Tory Burch mint satchel!  

Finally these next few pictures are all about accessories. I have been really liking the chunky necklace trend right now. Here are my favorite pieces from my Pinterest Board.
Such a pretty statement necklace!!!!!!!!!  pearl & diamond cluster earrings  

Rose Gold!  pink arm party stack from asos 

statement necklaces    10k Rose Gold Morganite and Diamond Accent Stud Earrings

I hope that you guys enjoyed this little series. I really loved putting these together. I am going to take all this inspiration and turn it into a great wardrobe that will grow with me.

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Monday, March 9, 2015

All About Shoes: Pinspiration Series

The next thing I was thinking about for my wardrobe upgrade is shoes. I have a very deep passion for shoes. I can shoe shop till the end of times with no problem. I have a ton of them already, but I want to add in pieces that will work with a lot of different outfits and also last a long time.

Pinterest is a place where you can pin all kinds of pictures from the internet, and keep them organized in boards. Check out my Pinterest Boards here!

With this Pinspiration Series I am sharing with you guys some of my favorite pins from my Pinterest boards. 

Here are some super cute shoes that I pinned on my All About Shoes Board. These are all high heels, which are my favorites. I just think they can make or break an outfit and I just love them! I already have a lot of heels, but I want to add to my collection shoes that can work with many different outfits.

curvaceous straps of this Tabitha Simmons statement sandal.  that's right This is the best ever! #JustFabSweeps  Garden View Ankle Strap Platforms omg Giuseppe Zanotti

The next few pictures are all about wedges. I absolutely love wearing wedges because they are much more comfortable than heels and they can be dressed up or down depending on the outfit. These four pictures I love because we have the wedge booties that are great for winter and the colder months. Then we also have the neutral summer wedges, this type of shoe can be worn with everything! The red ones are real dressy and are perfect for a party. And the last ones are great to work an outfit around.
Steve Madden 'Annnie' Wedge Bootie.. i have these & loveee them.. just dont have much to wear with them :(   Absolutely beautiful wedges. Tons of cute shoes

I have a love hate relationship with flats. I love them because they are super cute and can complete any outfit, but I hate them because they tend to get ruined pretty quickly, and not to mention smelly. Here are some great flats that I really like and that would go great with any outfit. I have been really into the pointed toe flats a little more. I think they look more classy.
 Flats in all the right finishes. love flats, may have to find some pointed toe ones one of these days.    

These boots and booties are great inspiration pieces. This is an area that I need to work on a lot more than heels and flats. I love the variety that there is in the pictures. There are the really dressy booties, and then there are the casual, everyday combat boots. Lastly the riding boots are perfect for fall and winter.
Gorgeous spike Booties  Giuseppe Zanotti nude ankle boot

The peep-toe bootie is a fun way to spice up a more or less unsatisfactory outfit. Add a little spice to your life!  Adorable Cute High Heel Shoes Fashion  #

 Dailylook Tribal Lined Combat Boots//  Boots

Classic Riding Boots  Tory Burch,Tory Burch tory-burch

I really love getting on Pinterest and finding these great shoe inspirations. I will be sharing with you my new purchases and how I will be styling them when I start to add to my collection.

All the pictures from this post I got from my All About Shoes Board on Pinterest.

Check back soon for the next post in this Pinspiration Series that will be all about accessories.

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Friday, March 6, 2015

Fashion & Style: Pinspiration Series

I have been thinking a lot about my personal style. Soon I will be sharing with you my Spring Cleaning: Closet Overhaul post, which ties in with the topic of this blog post. I want to update my wardrobe and my style to better match my personality. I want to bring you guys with me through this very exciting journey.

I have been trying for a while to think of ways to get the ball rolling with this project of overhauling my wardrobe. So the first place I though to look at online to get tons of inspiration was on Pinterest. If you are not familiar with Pinterest it is basically a place where you can keep and organize things that you like from the internet. I have to admit I am a little bit obsessed with Pinterest, and if you haven't checked it out, I suggest that you do. www.Pinterest.com

I have tons of boards for all kinds of things that I like. Buy my favorite boards are the ones related to fashion and beauty. So I wanted to share with you guys my favorite outfits that I have pinned on my Fashion Board.

Here are some of my favorite casual outfits from my board. These outfit ideas are great for fun casual events like hanging out with friends or going on a day date.
.just a pop of floral  
For laid-back days, converse & boyfriend jeans are just as cool as heels when you add some great accessories.  Color combo, jeweled sweatshirt  Clothes Casual Outift for • teens • movie • girls • women •. summer • fall • spring • winter • outfit ideas • date • school • parties Polyvore :) Catalina Christiano

These next pictures are great work outfits. I think pairing neutrals like black and gray with really bright colors makes an out so much more interesting.
hermes   The Classy Cubicle - another pinner said 'best site I've found for professional but stylish outfits!'
55+ Fall Outfit Ideas, super cute clothing inspiration for fall!      Love this outfit! so chic I love the color of the pants and what a cute blazer!        32 Cool Summer Work Outfits For Girls | Styleoholic

Outfit Posts: outfit post: polka-dot top, black jacket, blue cropped pants. Normally I don't find colored pants appealing, but these with that outfit are really cute!          Business Casual? | Her Campus

These next few pictures are all super adorable dressy outfits that I loooove! These dressier outfits are so cute and perfect for special occasion events like holiday parties, weddings or an anniversary date.
mint cutout back peplum top/ white shorts/ white heels with gold accents    Super-Hot Date-Night Outfit Ideas – Fashion Style Magazine - Page 2    

trending fashion <3  Winter style & fashion gorgeous for a Christmas party   Peplum Frill High Waisted Skirt

I also really love the outfits that mix casual and dressy pieces. These are by far my favorite types of looks. This is what I would love to incorporate more into my style. These outfits you can wear anywhere because they are so versatile. I just love the way the whole outfit looks.
Ripped jeans, chic blazer, statement necklace, + a BOLD envelope clutch = Classic Style Perfection. // Helena Cueva  Sweater: Zara (old. similar here and here) Button Down: J Crew | Jeans: Current/Elliott 'Stiletto' | Shoes: Manolo BB (similar) | Handbag: Givenchy 'Antigona'  \ pinning to remember the combo.

Cute Dresses, Trendy Tops, Fashion Shoes & Juniors Clothing    Cute outfit! And you can't not include the fur coat!  pink / blue / white

Fashion  tomboy.  http://www.afashionloveaffair.com/posts/tomboy-1.html  Leather & Flowers

I am super excited to be updating my wardrobe and getting more great ideas from Pinterest. I will soon be posting many more fashion and styling posts as I update my wardrobe. I hope that you guys like this fun post.

Check back soon for part 2 of this Pinspiration Series which will be all about shoes and accessories!

All the pictures from this blog post are from my Fashion Board on Pinterest.

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