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Lunch Break Shopping – October Week 1

7 Oct

So I am a self admitted shop a holic and there is nothing better than shopping during your lunch break.  Not only do you get to get out of the office for a fun activity but it feels like you have some really time off.  I am a quick shopper and this is why lunch break shopping works for me but if you are a tentative shopper, examining all of your purchases, evaluting etc this will not work for you.

Monday October 4th I went to JoAnn Fabrics to pick up some elastic for a tutu that I am making for Luna Jane ( tutorial on this coming soon) and I found so many great Fall home items as amazing prices.

My Favorites are

White 10″ Funkin – such a cute different spin on Pumpkins.  The best thing about this pumpkin is that it is carvable but it would be great uncarved as a fall decoration that can stay up until Thanksgiving.  I think this would look great with other gourds of different sizes piled in the middle of a dining room table.  Different and Chic – $9.99

Holiday Inspirations-31.5″ Stacked Pumpkin Door Greeter – I actually purchases the Turkey version of this door hanger (not available online :() but these quilted door hangers are a really cute alternative to a fall wreath.  – $7.49 at that price who can resist.  These came in multiple different designs, haunted houses, pumpkins and turkeys

Scarecrow on a Stake – These are not available online but in the store they have lots of really cute scarecrows in many different designs that are on a stake that would look really cute in a garden or in a pot of mums.  They were on sale for $4.99 which is just crazy

All in all I was very shocked and surprised and my finds at Jo Ann fabrics, you should check it out…it is not just for people who sew or old ladies 🙂

Wednesday October 6th – I was supposed to go and return some horrendously unflattering sweaters at Old Navy during my break but I decided to go to the mall instead.  I went to:

Forever 21 which is one of my fave stores for accessories and super trendy items.  This shopping trip I was on the lookout for basic items for layering and new accessories. These are the items that i found

Basic V Neck Long Sleeve and Short sleeve tees for layering in black and white – these are great under long cardigans, shrugs jackets etc.  You can’t have a great look without a good foundation and these are essential.  They are super cheap ($4.80 to $6.80) and come in lots of colors

Sweet Flower Beanie – This was one trend that I thought I could not pull off but I was mistaken.  It looks super cute when I tried it on in the store I had curls that day that I did with hot rollers. – $6.80

Leopard Lint Roller – I couldn’t resist and at only $2.50 what a great find

Filigrie Stapler – This is such a cute item and it is pretty heavy so it doesn’t seem like it will break very easily.  I definitely have the cutest stapler in the office now – $3.80 This would make a super cute gift as well.

Bejeweled Tweezers – These are absolutely to die for.  Such a cute item and only $1.80! I can’t even get a soda for that price.  I bought a few pairs for little Christmas surprises.  Really cute impulse buy but they kind of hurt your fingers if you hold them a certain way.

On my way out of the mall I couldn’t help but stop in at Sephora as well.  I can’t ever go into the mall without walking in and I needed a few things. Here is what I got

Sephora Nano Eyeliner in Midnight Black and Chocolate – $5 These little eyeliners are great for your lower eye.  I only wear liquid eyeliner on top so these look really smokey and smudgey on bottom which I love.

Sephora Mono Eyeshahow in dark brown $12 – These eyeshadows are a great value.  They last forever and they stay on well during the day.  I would suggest against any of the ones with the silver glitter, it falls under your eyes and looks like you have intentionally put glitter under your eyes…not a good look unless your are 13 in the 90s. This would be a great start to try out a smokey eye if you are not a fan of black smokey eyes.  Kim Kardashian’s makeup artist did a great tutorial on how to achieve a smokey eye and you could use the concept with brown tones as well for a sexy subdued look.

Sephora Blush me Mono in Apricot – $12 This blush is great for the price the only issue I have is that its a little glittery…I kind of feel like I am back in the days of body glitter

Murad Acne Treatment Concealer – $21 I know a little pricey but I just started getting breakouts on my chin…I know what is that about! So I asked the consultant what would be a good concealer to use, she suggested this one b/c it has salicylic acid in which is a huge acne fighter so we will see if this clears my breakouts while covering them up too

Hope you enjoyed the reviews of the products I bought while out and about on my lunch break…I guess I get around to returning those sweaters one day 🙂

-Drama mama out

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Decorating for Fall

1 Oct

Fall is my favorite season and Halloween is my favorite holiday.  There is something about the smell of spice pumpkin and cinnamon in the crisp windy air that makes me feel refreshed and excited for the upcoming season.  Fall is also my favorite season to decorate my house in mainly because I love the color combos of the fall, really rustic homey colors but also the fact that not all items are cliche fall.  you can do some really tasteful things without putting scarecrows and jack o lanterns all over. Here are some of my ideas.

Plant Mums -mums are a traditional fall flower.  I love the look of them and with the great fall colors that there are to offer you can really create a great scheme in your flower beds…Don’t have flower beds? No problem.  Invest in a clay pot and plant a mum plant there, it will be just as festive and really easy to keep up.  My favorite color are the brick red ones mixed with orange and yellow.  Most hardware stores will have plants which will range anywhere from about $6-$12 depending on where you go.

Buy Pumpkins – Pumpkins are not just for carving, try getting a few pumpkins in odd numbers (it makes for better arranging) and different shapes and sizes and cluster them around your door our in your flower beds.  If you don’t carve them they will last a long time about a month or so. If you have little ones that are not quite ready to carve try letting them pick out their own pumpkin and having them paint a face on it.  It will be a great project and if its small enough it can be kept inside where your little ones can adore their creation until you put up Christmas decorations.

Light an Autumn Scented Candle – There are some really great autumn scented candles out there.  The most popular will be spiced pumpkin.  Many lines carry a scent like this but I like Yankee Candle‘s Harvest scent, its slightly spicy with cinnamon and has undertones of pumpkins but there are some other mysterious scents in there that make this candle unique.  You can buy these candles online or in one of their many retail stores. Depending on what size you get they will range from about $15 and up.

Get a Fall flavored coffee or cocktail.  Most coffee shops like Starbucks or CC’s offers some sort of Pumpkin Latte that is sure to get you in the fall mood.

If you’re not in the mood yet take a look at the items below…they should get you in the mood for a fall breezy site with a little bit of apples and cinnamon in the air.

Philosophy Trick or Treat Set
$20 – sephora.com


Carved Pumpkin, Small | Pottery Barn
$19 – potterybarn.com


Harvest Wreath 18″
$50 – crateandbarrel.com


Harvest Orange Vase
$8.95 – crateandbarrel.com


fall pumpkins
no-titlenewyork.blogspot.com


pumpkin-mocha-supreme
greenmountaincafe.com


Gymboree: Harvest Leaves
gymbohaven.com