When it’s cold outside, but you’re determined to stay warm…. Yep, that was my thought process. The cold front/winter storm that swept across most of America wore out its welcome. I am a winter lover. I love snow and cold weather, but this year I’m not feeling it. Maybe if snow was a part of the mix here, then I wouldn’t be so over it.

Anyhow, this all black assemble was all about being anti-cold. I don’t wear my mink often, but when I do, it definitely keeps me warm! My hat and gloves are must-haves! I hope this look inspires you to stay warm despite the cold weather. #AllBlackEverything


Hat: Forever 21 (similar here), Shirt: Ann Taylor, Coat: Gifted (similar here), Skirt: H&M (similar here), Boots: Calvin Klein (similar here), Purse: Coach

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Target Beauty Box – January 2016


I would like to announce…. Drum roll please. I finally got a Target beauty box! Yay!!!  After stalking the box for months, I finally get one. They typically list the beauty box on their website at the beginning of the month (not every month). After the 3rd or 4th day, it’s sold out.  SOLD OUT?! Yep, perseverance pays off. :-)


I’ve lusted after this box for months because it’s a great value, especially if you want to try new beauty products.  The box price is $7 with free shipping. However, the value of the box is over $20 and usually includes one or two full-size products. Every box also includes a Target coupon good for $3 off a beauty purchase of $15 or more. #Winning


Here’s a list of what my box includes:


ACURE Day Cream

This must-have day cream contains gotu kola stem cells and chlorella growth factor to help your skin retain hyaluronic acid and fight environmental damage and free radicals.

John Frieda Keraflex Hair Spray

This versatile formula can be used while styling hair or to lock in a finished look. Its micro-fine mist delivers a soft, brushable hold.

NIVEA In-Shower Body Lotion

This skin-pampering, in-shower lotion is enriched with almond oil to give your skin instant moisture that lasts up to 24 hours.

Clear Total Care Shampoo & Conditioner

Make your hair more resilient to breakage with Clear’s Active Damage Resist system. Infused with Omega 3-6-9, this specially designed complex of vitamins hydrates the scalp and hair, and helps restore shine, smoothness and strength from root to tip.

Simple Micellar Wipes (Full-size)

Gently remove makeup and impurities, leaving your skin cleansed and instantly hydrated, with these makeup remover wipes. No artificial perfumes, dyes or harsh chemicals.

Marlowe Extra Moisturizing Lotion

An intense moisturizer with a combination of revitalizing antioxidants and extracts to help soften and smooth dry skin.

Nip+Fab Glycolic Fix Pads

These radiance-boosting pads are soaked in exfoliating glycolic acid to help retexture and resurface to unveil younger-looking skin.

Braided Elastic Bands

Say goodbye to snags with these hair ties made without metal.


Overall, I’m so happy with this box. Since I’m not a product junkie but want to try new things, this box is definitely the perfect balance for me. I most certainly will stalk the site for future boxes.


Ann Taylor Semi-Annual Sale Picks

Hi, peeps! I’m all about shopping sales, and Ann Taylor’s Semi-Annual sale is pretty awesome! All sale items are an additional 60% off! I’m trying to shop only when I need things. However, I received a coupon (the perfect lure) and decided to check it out. I mostly wanted classic pieces for my wardrobe, but I looked at a few fun pieces too! If you plan to shop the sale, I hope this helps!

Fun Stuff:

Fur (whether faux or real) doesn’t typically draw my attention, but I thought I’d try this faux fur vest just for the heck of it. Loved it! The length, color, and quality were just perfect. I wanted this piece but didn’t purchase this mainly because I own a fur coat and hardly wear it. L Folks, I’m trying to be more practical. If you are into fur, they have this beautiful, blush-hued faux fur coat.


This vest is no longer available online. Check your store!

Here are other fun pieces I liked:


At the start of the fall season, I knew I wanted a new gray coat, so I sold my old one. Since then, it hasn’t been cold enough here to justify a coat purchase at all, but the light nature of this jacket really caught my attention. Loved it!

Here are some great outerwear pieces on sale:


Winter essentials:

I absolutely love turtlenecks during the fall and winter. It just looks so polished! I tried this beautiful color and loved it! I couldn’t resist.

A cable knit sweater is another classic. I thought this color was different and interesting, but I mostly loved the modern shape and hi-lo hem!

Classic pieces you can’t go wrong with:


Hope you enjoy!


Photo Diary: The Memphis Zoo

Hi, peeps! I had no intention of sharing these photos. However, I’ve been away so long that I figured you deserve a #ThrowbackThursday. Voila! My family and I visited the Memphis Zoo this past summer, and we loved it. It was much more than I expected and truly fun. I guess we should visit Memphis, TN more often. :-)

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