Fanny Packs+ Should You Get One

Like most kids in the 90s I had a fanny pack. When this bag started popping up on celebrities a couple of years ago I was sure it was just a passing trend. But of course it is still here and I can’t really say if it will stay or go. Honestly, I really like the functionality of the bag. It keeps your hand free to do whatever and unlike a crossbody you don’t have to adjust it.

I love the look of having it slung over the chest instead of the traditional way of wearing one. I’m still nervous about the longevity of the trend so I’m interested in dropping a ton of money on one. So of course I found some really inexpensive ones, I even found a designer one that’s not too much if you want some designer in your bag collection.

Forever 21
Marc Jacobs
Amazon

What are your thoughts on the fanny pack trend? Will you be trying it?

Get Her Look+Meghan Markle

I hate to admit it but I’m that person that follows the royal weddings even though I’m American. But to my defense, the royal wedding coming up is kind of a big deal because Prince Harry is marrying the gorgeous American actress Meghan Markle. I’ll be honest I’ve never watched an episode of Suits in my life but I’m sure Meghan is great on it. I will say that I love her style. It’s clean, chic, and minimal.

 

Before the Royal wedding on May 19th ( my 26th birthday by the way) I wanted to give you all a guide on how to get her style. So I chose some pieces that you all could buy to recreate one of her looks from the royal tour her and Prince Harry have been on. This particular look is from their stop in Northern Ireland. I love this outfit for two reasons. The first reason is that there’s not a lot going on but it looks well put together. The second reason is that the green from her skirt really makes this pop. This would be a great outfit for spring. If it was actually Spring here in Ohio.

The photo does not belong to me

I’ll keep this post short and sweet and of course, I’ll include links to all of the items. ENJOY!

 

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Gennhaio+Review

I have a really exciting review for you all! A couple of weeks ago an awesome Etsy shop sent me the coolest items. The shop is called Gennhaio and honestly I’m completely obsessed. Everything is priced perfectly and everything is made out of vegan leather. There’s a variety of pouches, travel bags, handbags, and even key fobs. I was sent out a lovely pouch and and the cutest key fob! Also the packaging was amazing!

I can’t wait to start using the pouch especially for the spring. I think it’s the perfect time to use something like this in such a fresh color. My favorite part about it is the shape. It’s so different from anything I have now. I’m actually thinking about using it as a clutch for an upcoming vacation with Cory. But it would also be great for traveling.

Definitely check out Gennhaio to treat yourself to some goodies.

The key fob is so cute and I actually really needed one. I love how unique the designs

Black Hairspray+Information

This is a sponsored post, all opinions are mine.

I’m super excited to share with something! I’m currently going through the process of getting my natural curls back. I’ve had relaxed hair for awhile but now I am ready to have my natural curls back. Lately I’ve been wearing a lot of protective hairstyles. My favorite so far are crochet braids.

That’s why I’m super excited to tell you all about Black Hairspray. Particularly their crochet braids hair. Black Hairspray is an online beauty store that sells thousands of hair products and even wigs! What I love most about this website is that you don’t have to be a professional to know what you’re getting.

Photo belongs to Black Hairspray

I’m in love with the crochet style because it protects my hair and honestly it just looks cute! I love the curly styles but you can get anything because so much is offered.

I would definitely check out Black Hairspray if you are looking for affordable hair products. With going natural it’s really important to be gentle to your new growth. Wearing protective hairstyles is a key to this if you don’t plan on doing the “big chop”. I definitely want to share this journey with you all. So if you are interested please let me know and I will start documenting it. I’m obviously no expert on natural hair so I have tons of questions. It would be great for us to be able to support each other.

I hope you all check out this amazing website. I’ll be posting again soon!

Breakfast at Tiffany’s+Inspiration

Good morning! It’s a bit after midnight and I’m up watching Breakfast at Tiffany’s. You all won’t read this post until a decent time today. I love watching this movie. The older I get the more I understand Holly Golightly.

I love this film because just like other old films it eases what ever trace of anxiety I have (but tonight I’m having trouble sleeping). Everything from the custom Givenchy clothes that Audrey Hepburn wore with such grace, to the opening scene where she’s eating a crossaint and sipping coffee ( my favorite thing to do in college was to eat a crossaint and sip coffee while exploring downtown Pittsburgh).

This film only reminds me not to take things so serious. Relax and enjoy life. Holly is such a carefree character. Yes, she’s hiding from her past but she knows exactly what she wants.

What classic films do you like to watch?

Bags I Love+Mansur Gavriel Calf Mini Sun Bag

I haven’t done a “Bags I Love” post since last year. My love for handbags hasn’t stopped obviously, I just didn’t realize how much you all enjoyed it. So here’s a new “Bags I Love” post. This time showcasing the Mansur Gavriel Calf Mini Sun bag.

Photo belongs to Mansur Gavriel
Photo belongs to Mansur Gavriel
Photo belongs to Mansur Gavriel

I’m in love with these three colors. Blush, Blu, and Rosa. Mansur Gavriel has been around since 2012 so it’s still a new brand. This doesn’t mean celebrities and bag lovers haven’t been loving this minimalistic brand.

I love this bag design because of how simple it is but it looks like a classic piece that it will last a lifetime. My favorite part of it is the small detail of the bow. It adds a small detail.

This bag comes in a bit over a thousand dollars so it’s definitely an investment piece if you can afford it.

What are your thoughts about this bag? What bag are you loving right now?

February Book Review+Valley of the Dolls

I’ll be honest I couldn’t finish The Dark Tower so I’ll just be jumping right into my next book in the book review series. If you’ve been following my blog and social media for awhile you know how much I love Sharon Tate. One of her most famous roles was her portrayal as Jennifer in Valley of the Dolls. I love that movie more than words can describe so I won’t waste so much time confessing my love for it.

However, I am very excited to start this book and give you all a review. I chose Valley of the Dolls for February because this book has so much love in it. Romantic love and love between friends. I’m on a 60’s kick right now so that’s the other reason for this book choice.  As always I hope you all join me in reading this. Sorry for the last review, I promise to stick with this.

Bags I Love+Saturday Style

I’ll just be completely honest and tell you what’s been going on. My family and I have recently moved into our own home after living in a domestic violence shelter for almost five months. That explains the lack of posts on here. My depression and OCD have also been an unfortunate factor. 
However I’m ready to get back into the swing of things. I want this blog to really be my current loves. If you’ve been following me for awhile you will know that I love handbags. If I could have any accessory I would always choose handbags.

When I think of designer bags Versace doesn’t typically come to mind but ever since last year and I saw Gigi Hadid carry is gorgeous creation I can’t help but be in love with the brand again. The Versace Palazzo satchel is perfection

Photo belongs to Bluefly

Everything about this bag is incredible. From the butter soft leather to the black hardware I would love.to own this beauty. Obviously this is out of my budget right now but a girl can dream right?

The strap is a plus because I have to use both hands to push my wheelchair I need something handsfree. Even if you don’t have a disability this bag will also be helpful with the strap.

Photo belongs to Bluefly

Icon Undies+Review

There’s no secret that I suffer from bladder incontinence. Because of this, I have to take precautions to ensure I don’t have a leak. Icon was kind enough to send me some of their underwear to try out.

These aren’t your typical underwear. These have a cool lining that catches the leaks you have throughout the day. The underwear leaves you dry and odorless. I love them and decided to do my review on my YouTube channel. It would mean a lot to me if you subscribed HERE. Also, let me know what videos you would like to see in the future.

*This post is sponsored

Maybelline Dream Cushion Foundation+Review


Maybelline sent me their new Dream Cushion foundation to try. I’ve been in need of a new foundation for awhile now. 

You guys know that I don’t really wear makeup often but when I come across a really good foundation l love adding it to my routine.

For me I need a light formula that still leaves my face a nice poreless canvas. This foundation definitely does the job. I don’t like foundations that leaves my skin cakey or dry. This doesn’t cause those issues, instead it’s so light that I don’t even feel it throughout the day.

So let’s get into why this foundation is different than the rest. The foundation is in a saturated sponge that you use with a makeup sponge to press into it. This gives you the right amount of coverage.

I’m in the shade caramel and it matches me perfectly. That’s also a concern I have with foundation, I can never seem to find a correct shade. But if you want to try this foundation and have a similar skin tone to me try the shade caramel. 


Overall I really like this foundation. It’s definitely going to be a part of my low maintenance makeup routine. 

Thank you Maybelline and Influenster for allowing me to try the #DreamCushion foundation. 

*Sponsored post

*I was sent this product to review.