Layered Sleeve Sweater & a Giveaway!

Ivory Cable Knit Sweater with Tiered Flare Sleeves

Oh hay. It’s been a week. Between Valentine’s Day (aka the night in which I proved once and for all that there is an amount of champagne that you can drink to make 50 Shades Darker a tolerable movie), 5 group projects for school, planning a trip, and a lag in receiving my photography, I’ve been a bit all over the place this week. Just a bit.

So, even though my Tuesday and Wednesday posts never went up, at least this one did! And this one’s the one that matters anyway because there’s a giveaway! And a super cute [and trendy] layered sleeve sweater. Important things, y’all.

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My Weekend Skincare Routine with Lionesse Beauty

Kate Spade New York Skort Pajamas

My skin takes a hell of a beating in a week. Between the stress of school, working out, my many late nights, working on computers for 10 hours a day, forgetting to drink tons of water, and enjoying the libations a bit too much at times, my skin is a total disaster by the weekend.

A few weeks ago, Lionesse Beauty sent me a few super-hydrating items from their Diamond Collection and I can already see the difference in my skin. I use the serum on an almost-daily basis and I’ve started a little Sunday night tradition of using the facial and eye mask right before I go to bed. And then every Monday morning, I wake up, not as much bright-eyed and bushy-tailed as I am bleary-eyed and mentally nonfunctional before coffee… but at least my skin is super hydrated and ready for the week ahead!

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Brunch with Armitron Watches

Last weekend, I hosted a brunch in collaboration with Armitron Watches to introduce some of my Dallas blogger friends to one of my favorite watch brands. My favorite thing about Armitron Watches is that almost all of their watches are under $100, so they’re a totally affordable option for gifting.

And they have some damn cute options.

And did I mention that they’re under $100?

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Crispy Parmesan Edamame Appetizer

Last Minute Healthy Snack or Appetizer Recipe

So I may have slept through writing my post Tuesday night. And then I lost track of time with one of my best friends last night and ended up watching Outlander while polishing off more than one bottle of wine between the two of us. Don’t judge me. They were really good bottles… and Sam Heughan is just so attractive.

People are constantly asking me for healthy recipes. And I have no idea why. I publicly declare my love for mac and cheese, queso, and pizza… and, for some reason, people think that that means I know something about being healthy.

I don’t. I really don’t.

That being said, this recipe for crispy parmesan edamame is one of my all-time healthy faves. It’s so stinkin’ good, it’s at least reasonably healthy (cheese in moderation is fine, right?), and it’s the perfect dish to make after a long day / when you only have a little bit of time. Keep reading for the full recipe for this edamame appetizer!

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My Favorite Travel Essentials

Travel Essentials for International Trips

Have you ever had one of those nights when you fell asleep on the couch at 7PM? Then, when you woke up at 10PM feeling like you were hit by a truck, you relocated to the bed and immediately passed out? And totally neglected all of the work you had to do?

That was last night for me. So that’s why this post is going up a little later in the day than usual.

This week is Spring Break finalization week. As I write this post, I am also creating a PowerPoint presentation to send to all interested parties (because I’m a super nerd like that). My goal is to have the flights for my trip finalized today and the hotels booked by Thursday, so definitely keep an eye out for the announcement as to where I’m headed in the coming days!

What I can tell you is that it requires a flight… and a long one at that. I’m no stranger to long travels, and, over the years, I’ve come up with quite the list of travel essentials. At all price points. So get excited and throw on your awkward neck pillow.

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Valentine’s Day-Ready Pink Mini Dress

Valentine's Day-Ready Pink Mini Dress

Happy Monday, y’all! It’s T-8 days until Valentine’s Day: do you know what you’re wearing yet?

I recently picked up this pale pink mini dress (it’s under $100!) to wear for a slew of upcoming parties, weddings, and other events coming this spring. It has the cutest back and I just love the ruffle details!

And – added bonus – it’d be ever-so perfect for Valentine’s Day next week!

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