2712 Designs: Mini Wood Stamps

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I just purchased 5 of these mini wooden rubber stamps from Groupon at such a great price!  One of these mini stamps go for $14.99 and I purchased the voucher for 5 stamps for only $29.  As I’m currently expanding my card making kit, these are the most perfect additions to my collection as well as adds that personal touch I’m looking to put on all of my cards and notes!

The designs I purchased were the:  Bold Monogram, Script Monogram, Starburst, Flag Wood and ‘Just For You’.  Besides the ‘Just For You’ stamp which says exactly that (and only cost $9.99, all else were $14.99), the four other stamps I personalized with either just my first name or my initials.  Unfortunately, the ink pad is sold separately (but at a pretty decent price and now I’m regretting that I didn’t decide to purchase one!).  These designs are super super cute and I wish I had chosen a lot more to buy.  They have a really good selection for the mini wood stamps.

If you’re a craft hoarder like I am (not really because I use and dispose of things as needed…. when I don’t forget.. or if I’m not lazy..) you should check them out!

XOXO

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OOTD (125): All Black & Shiny

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Would just like to add that I am so happy with my vest.  Super comfy and soft and has just the right amount of winter pouf to it.  What’s even better is that I only spent $27 on it from Old Navy.  Not to mention that it was hidden and placed in a rack full of pants and not in its actual section – part of me thinks that I probably ‘stole’ the last small in the store that someone else was strategically placing elsewhere so only they’ll know where to come back for it.  Hey, it’s something I do all the time :p

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I didn’t realize that today’s weather would be as gloomy and boring as my outfit today.  I really didn’t have any intentions of this outfit other than the fact that I like to wear all black with pops of color as a last resort sometimes, lol.  As I look out my office window though, it really is gloomy and depressing.  I’m not feeling that way though!  I’m okay and content and calm, despite a few things going on with some people I care about, I know I just need to be their positive light today and make sure they’re okay.

Black tee:  BCBG, medium  |  Leggings:  Dynamite, small  |  Coat:  H&M, small  |  Ankle boots:  K Studio (from Globo Shoes)

Hoping for nothing but a lot of good vibes and positivity today.

XOXO

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OOTD (124): Long Cardigans

 Happy Hump day blogosphere!  

So I had fallen asleep pretty early last night after our volleyball game which resulted in my waking up around 2:30 a.m. this morning.  When I wake up in the middle of the night, my first instinct is that it really is time to get up and get ready for work.  So naturally, that’s what I thought at that time but, after realizing it was only 2:30 a.m., I kinda got excited that I was still able to get some shut-eye in.  However, that wasn’t the case at all.

I ended up being on my phone for about half-an-hour looking at Smart Set‘s online lookbook which featured outfits revolving around the long cardigan. … and that’s today’s outfit inspiration!

I also decided to bring out my Superdry jacket out to play today.  I forgot and was unsure about the warmth factor of this jacket because it does feel more like a windbreaker more than anything, but stepping out into the chilly morning wasn’t so chilly after all!  Great fall jacket to have!

Jacket:  Superdry, medium (Bought at Winners)  |  Black button-down:  Garage Clothing, small  |  Cardigan:  Urban Planet, medium  |  Leggings:  Costa Blanca (unsure of size – store has closed down)  |  Booties:  Tender Tootsies, sz 7 (Bought at Sears last winter)  |  Necklace:  Sirens 

Oh I really wanted to try something new with my new haircut so.. not sure where I found this hairstyle (most likely on Pinterest) but I woke up and really wanted to try it.  For my first time, it looks pretttttyyy good! :)

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XOXO

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OOTD (123): Knit Goodness

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wpid-wp-1414501318321.jpegwpid-wp-1414501321329.jpeg Knits!! One of my favourite things to wear once the cold seasons hit.  It’s perfect for the fall season (I find) because it’s the in-between article of clothing when you it’s too cold for a cardigan or shawl but it’s too much to take out your actual winter coat.  I’ve already about 5 knit sweaters that I’m looking forward to wearing this season but I’m sure I could use just a few more …

As you can see, the first photo is different from these two <– It was 6 a.m. in the above photo and totally didn’t know what to wear.  Though I was happy with it but I guess not, so decided to go for just a plain top with a layering tank underneath for a bit more color.  it’s comfy so I’m not complaining!  The chambray top is from Bluenotes (bought years ago!)

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Knit sweater:  Kismet, medium (from Bootlegger)  |  Top:  RW&Co., small  |  Tank top (underneath):  Old Navy, small  |  Fleece-lined leggings:  Sirens, small/medium (forget.  Necklace also from Sirens)  |  Booties:  Kate & Mel, sz 37 (Town Shoes)

Sun is out so I’m hoping to go home to some warm-ish fall weather tonight.

XOXO

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October Ipsy Glam Bag: Beauty Candy

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In this month’s IPSY glam bag:
City Color Be Matte Lipstick in Cappuccino  |  Doll10 Beauty H2Glo Highlighter  |  Skyn Iceland Mini Glacial Cleansing Cloths, 10 pack  |  Figs & Rouge Hand Cream in Mango Mandarin  |  ModelCo Volumeyes Extreme Black Mascara 

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I’m absolutely adoring the highlighter, lotion and the cleansing cloths in this month’s bag.  I also love the pouch it came in; however, I seem to like every pouch my products come in and they actually make great stocking stuffers, I think.. At least I’ll be using them to wrap little stuffers in this year.

The Doll10 highlighter is dewy and gives a nice subtle shine when I use it on my cheekbones and brow bone.  It’s not sticky or greasy and doesn’t feel heavy when wearing it.  The cleansing cloths have such a refreshing tingle when I use them on my face.  Had to use them this morning because the washroom was being occupied for quite sometime and I knew I’d probably not have that much time to squeeze in my daily facewash routine.  These cloths leave a light refreshing scent and a fresh tingle that you FEEL like you’ve washed your face completely of dirt and grime.   The Figs & Rouge hand cream is also a refreshing and fruity scent and moisturizes really well.

I have yet to try the mascara.  For the last few months, I’ve received a mascara product from Ipsy.  Not going to complain! I think I’m good for a year’s worth of mascara products, that’s for sure.  I’m definitely not a fan of the lipstick though.  Has a weird smell/taste to it and is absolutely dry on my lips.

Love me some Ipsy! The best part of getting snail mail still :p

XOXO

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