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Flower Power OOTD

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Flower Power OOTD

Hello! One of my favorite hang outs in July was when mine and Johnny’s friend, Shannon, stayed with us for a weekend. Shannon is an excellent photographer and made the trip from Marietta to photograph Johnny’s band, The Outside Voices, when they played at Musica in Akron. He was also kind enough to snap some shots of yours truly after the show was over! Take a look at some exclusive pics from my Flower Power OOTD:

Who? What? Wear?

My Flower Power OOTD was one that I felt insanely confident in and it feels so good to get all done up and go out with my husband after a long year and change indoors. When Johnny plays shows inside or out in the summertime, it is usually really hot so I like to sport something that is both cool and comfortable while still being cute, of course! This look featured all of the three Cs to the T and I had myself a little superstar moment being photographed at the concert venue.

What I love about this OOTD is its testament to my Summer Wardrobe Refresh. I stand firm in saying that you only need a few new pieces with each season change to keep your wardrobe looking and feeling new. My Flower Power outfit is a perfect example of this because while the skirt is brand new, the top and shoes are both at least six or more years old! Just one new piece in this OOTD had two over half a decade old items feeling like I was wearing them for the first time because they were styled in such a different way.

Another thing that I really enjoy about the Flower Power look is the monochrome palette. No abrupt pops of color in the black and white clothing meant for a long, lean silhouette and I felt ten feet tall rather than five foot one! While no one appreciates a good pop of color more than Lil Red, a minimal color palette like the one seen above can be just as effective.

Something I always mention in OOTD posts is styling a look that makes the eyes dance. This can be achieved by playing with color and accessories. In the Flower Power outfit’s case, however, it came from showing some skin in just the right places. From the peep toe heels to the peek a boo top, this look had enough going on so that one main area wasn’t the focal point of the entire outfit. I like to think people’s eyes were doing the Tango when I stepped out in my Flower Power OOTD!

What is the oldest item you have in your wardrobe? How do you refresh your wardrobe with the season changes? I want to hear from all of you, so leave me a comment and let’s chat! Much love. -Sarah

January 2017 Finishes

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January 2017 Finishes

Helloooo everyone and happy Monday! I hope all of you had a wonderful and relaxing weekend. With January coming to a close and the reminder of Valentine’s Day in February coming in at full force, it’s time to talk about my empties for the month. I actually had a lot of finishes in January which I was so happy about because I was working on a few of them for quite a while and it’s always fun to start something new! Take a look at the products that I bid adieu to this month and let’s discuss:

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Would I Use Again?

  • The Body Shop Argon Oil body wash: YES
  • Peace, Love, & Juicy Couture lotion: NO!!!!
  • Jergens BB Protect lotion: YES
  • St. Ives Pink Lemon & Mandarin Orange scrub: YES
  • Olay Total Effects moisturizer: MAYBE
  • Yes To Grapefruit Correct & Repair treatment: NO
  • The Body Shop Almond body butter: YES

Why/Why Not?

TBS Body Wash: This jumbo sized body wash was compliments of TJMaxx for a whopping EIGHT dollars. It took me well over three months to finish completely and I would definitely use it again. The Argon Oil scent is mild and soft and it left my skin feeling well moisturized after each use. It might not be my favorite scent that TBS has to offer but getting the jumbo sized shower gels from TJs is a steal so I take what I can get!

Juicy Couture Lotion: This is a product that I’ve been putting off using for a long, long time because it smells like butt! Many Christmases ago my mom gifted me with a Peace, Love, & Juicy Couture box set that came with the perfume and this lotion. I don’t think that I have ever even used the perfume and the only reason that I finally caved and used the lotion was to be rid of it! The smell…it just isn’t for me. It is so overpoweringly flowery and god knows what else and I (and my entire family, who reminded me every time I wore it) completely hated it. It took me about three weeks to finish this lotion and I could not have been happier to see it go! BYE FELICIA.

Jergens Lotion: I won this Jergens BB lotion from a giveaway last year along with the BB hand cream, which I loved. I wouldn’t go out of my way to buy this body lotion again but if it were offered to me or if it were cheap enough, I would snag it. I liked how light it smelled and how quickly it absorbed but it was not an incredibly great value as I finished it after about four uses!

St. Ives Scrub: You guys already know that I love my St. Ives products and this scrub is no exception. First of all, the Pink Lemon & Mandarin Orange scent is delicious. It is so invigorating and bright and I loved using it first thing in the morning. Second of all, my skin felt great after every use. It both felt and looked radiant and instantly took away the dull, tired look that sleep can bring to your skin. It took me a little over one month to finish this scrub.

Olay Moisturizer: This empty is actually compliments of my mom who handed it down to me two days before Christmas because I was all out of whatever I was using. She said there was about two uses left which was great because I knew that I would be getting more moisturizer and skin care goodies under the tree! My mom was dead wrong though, because I got about three weeks of use out of the rest of this product which shows that just a little bit of it goes a long way. This moisturizer absorbed quickly and its scent was subtle and mild which I liked, however, the texture was too thin for my liking. I like moisturizers with a little bit of heaviness to it, like The Body Shop’s Vitamin E cream, so this Olay one just didn’t pack enough of a punch for me. I won’t say that I wouldn’t use it again but it’s not something that I’m dying to buy after using it for close to a month.

Yes To Grapefruit Treatment: I like the idea of this Correct & Repair treatment but it really didn’t do much for me. The grapefruit scent did smell great but I never saw any noticeable differences in my skin after using it. I used this product about three to four times per month and it lasted me three months so the value of it was good but that’s really all I have to say for it. I think that this product was trying really hard to be a peel and it just didn’t work out that way. Rather, it was more like a scrub that sat on your face for ten minutes before washing off. -__-

TBS Body Butter: I love, love, LOVE the almond scent from TBS so when I saw this for SIX bucks at TJs, I had to grab it! The light nutty scent is so rich despite its subtleness and it just feels (and smells) so good on the skin. I love putting body butter on after a nice, long bath so it was a treat to be able to use one of my favorites for the past month which is about how long it lasted for me, too!

The month of January brought me seven finished products and some I loved and some…not so much! But that just means that I have seven new products to test in the months ahead which is something that I always look forward to. I would say that this month was still very successful as there were quite a few empties that I would definitely use again but I am so ready for the newbie products come February!

So there you have it, my January 2017 Finishes! Have any of you ever used any of the above products before? What did you think of them? I want to hear from all of you, so leave me a comment and let’s chat! Much love. -Sarah

Perfumania

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Perfumania

Hii everyone and happy Tuesday! I hope you all are having a fabulous week so far. As I tried to clean through some clutter over my winter break, I found that a lot of it lied in the abundance of perfume that I have. Over the last year or two, I’ve refined my taste to just a few specific scents and have found no use for the extra overflow of fragrances in my collection. This has left me with a lot of barely used and brand new perfume that I haven’t the faintest clue what to do with. So I figured, why not post them on the ol’ blog to see if any of my readers are interested in buying some of them. Take a look:

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  • Victoria’s Secret: Very Sexy Now – over 1/2 bottle left, originally $24
  • Victoria’s Secret: Sunny Brights Sun Blissed – almost brand new, originally $14
  • Victoria’s Secret: Sparkling Citrus Lemon Escape – almost brand new, originally $14
  • Victoria’s Secret: VS In Paradise Ocean Bloom – almost brand new, originally $14

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  • Harajuku Lovers: Baby – brand new, originally $25
  • Britney Spears: Circus – over 3/4s full, originally $35
  • The Body Shop: Strawberry – almost brand new, originally $12
  • Victoria’s Secret: Sunny Brights Sun Blissed toilette – almost brand new, originally $20
  • Victoria’s Secret: Sparkling Citrus Lemon Escape toilette – almost brand new, originally $20

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  • Juicy Couture: Peace, Love, & Couture – brand new, originally $60
  • Juicy Couture: original fragrance – 1/4 bottle left, originally $60
  • Gwen Stefani: L.A.M.B. – over 1/2 bottle left, originally $65
  • PacSun: Kirra – brand new, originally $20

But wait, there’s more! I also have a container full of high end perfume samples. There are twenty-one samples in all and will be three for a dollar for those who are interested! You also might find some of these added on to your purchase as a freebie treat!

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It really is Perfumania here on lifewithlilred! If you are interested in any of these fragrances or have any questions, feel free to email me at: sarah.mush6794@gmail.com. All of the prices, shipping, etc. will be figured out by me and you! πŸ™‚ What is your favorite fragrance? What is your least favorite scent? I wanna hear from all of you, so leave me a comment and let’s chat! Much love. -Sarah

If The Shoe Fits – Apt. 9 Edition

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If The Shoe Fits – Apt. 9 Edition

Helloooo everyone and welcome to a new edition of If The Shoe Fits – Apt. 9 style! I got these beauties for an incredible bargain while shopping at Kohl’s and they have become one of my go to pairs of heels – especially since my beloved Vera Wangs are not what they used to be. Take a look at my shoe babies and then let’s discuss:

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If there’s one thing that you guys should know about me by now, it’s that I love a bargain! Target, Kohl’s, and TJMaxx are my favorite stores to ball on a budget at and my Apt. 9 wedged heels were no exception! These shoesies were purchased with my shopping partner in crime…My mother. We always have such a blast when we go out together and I vividly remember our shopping trip that resulted in my Apt. 9s like it was yesterday.

Kohl’s always has the best end of season sales so my mom and I had a mother daughter rendezvous at the end of April. Usually when we go shopping together we divide and conquer the store and then meet up in a place we can enjoy as a pair…the shoe department. :*) Not gonna lie, the shoe section was looking a hot mess because of overzealous shoppers but we perused the aisles and found multiple winners to try on. I locked eyes on two gorgeous Juicy Couture heels (which I ended up purchasing) and I was so focused on them that I almost left the shoe sanctuary altogether because I thought I had found “the ones”…

Little did I know, one of my favorite pairs of shoes would be found after one last look around of the shoe department before we checked out our goodies. I scanned through the aisles, rejecting the pairs that I deemed “shameful” before and giving a slight nod of approval to the shoes that I thought were cute but not cute enough to try on. That’s when my slight nod at my Apt. 9s turned into a shake of disapproval that I hadn’t plucked them from the shelf earlier. I don’t know what made me shy away from them before – they have everything that I like! A heel, zippers, and most importantly – they’re black! But better yet, the price was only seventeen dollars! Seventeen. Freaking. Dollars. That’s when I knew that they were coming home with me.

I sat my sweet ass down, pulled off my shoes one last time, and gave the Apt. 9s a try…and they were fabulous!! They reminded me SO much of my beloved black lace up Vera Wang wedges but they were still unique and cool in their own right. I only needed about a thirty second inspection in the full length mirror to know that my edgy wedges would be an excellent addition to my collection. I returned to the bench and added the Apt. 9s to the pile which resulted in three pairs of shoes for under one hundred dollars! #SCORE

My pretty babies truly are my Vera Wangs reincarnated because I seriously wear them everywhere now. They were my first day of school shoes this semester as well as my go to-s for running errands, date nights, hang outs, and concerts. You name it, I’ve probably worn them for it! I loveeee wearing my Apt. 9s with my black skinnies from H&M which can be seen in my featured image photo. They have zippers starting at the bottom of the jean that go halfway up my calf and it makes such a rocker effect to have the zippers from the jeans and shoes staggered on each other. When I want to sport an All Black Everything look, pairing my outfit with my Apt. 9s is a no brainer!

So there you have it, the newest issue of If The Shoe Fits – Apt. 9 Edition! What is your favorite pair of shoes that you got for an amazing deal? Who is your favorite person to go shopping with? I wanna hear from all of you, so leave me a comment and let’s chat! Much love. -Sarah

Lil Red’s Online Boutique

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Lil Red’s Online Boutique

Hey everyone and happy Tuesday! So a lot of people have reached out to me about where they can find items from my wardrobe that I feature on here and now I can finally answer with “on http://www.lifewithlilred.com”! Every once in a while during one of my cleaning sprees, I’ll be posting my unwanted items on here that are up for grabs for a reasonable price. If you see anything that you are interested in, shoot me an email at sarah.mush6794@gmail.com! The descriptions of each item will be listed after all of the photos are posted and the prices will be determined by me and you! Take a look:

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Item Descriptions:

  • Black wedges: Vera Wang, size 8 Med
  • Britney Spears Circus perfume, over 3/4’s of the bottle left
  • Harajuku Lovers Baby perfume, brand new bottle
  • Peace, Love, & Juicy Couture perfume, brand new bottle
  • L.A.M.B. perfume, over half of the bottle left
  • Nollie perfume, barely used
  • Cross locket necklace with the Lord’s Prayer on the inside
  • Beaded necklace from The Market Path, a fair trade store in Akron, Ohio
  • Floral necklace, PacSun
  • Monet umbrella pin, still in packaging
  • Owl coin purse from Thailand, never used
  • Satchel belt from ModCloth, one size fits all
  • Wrap around belt from Hollister, one size fits all
  • Betsey Johnson rolling luggage, there are a few rips in the material so this will be going for a great price!
  • Emerald green skating dress, Petite
  • Open back skating dress, Medium
  • Black dress with extra burnt orange crystals included, Child Large
  • Black sparkle skirt, Child Large
  • Black sparkle leotard, Adult Small

So there you have it, the items currently for sale on Lil Red’s Online Boutique! Once again, if you have any questions or are interested in anything, please email me at sarah.mush6794@gmail.com! What was the best thing you ever bought online? Do you have an Etsy shop that I should check out? I wanna hear from all of you, so leave me a comment and let’s chat! Much love. -Sarah

If The Shoe Fits – Juicy Couture Edition

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If The Shoe Fits – Juicy Couture Edition

Helloooo everyone and happy Saturday! So if there’s one thing that Lil Red loves, it’s shoes, shoes, and more shoes! With a collection of almost fifty shoes and counting it’s safe to say that I’m a big fat shoe SLUT…and that’s so okay with me! I thought that it would be fun to introduce a new segment to lifewithlilred and I fell in love with the idea of discussing all of my pretty little shoe babies one by one. The idea for “If The Shoe Fits” was conceived last night, so welcome to the first edition – Juicy Couture style!

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^^^ They’re so pretty!!!

I had lots of different shoes in mind to talk about first, but I thought that my Juicys would be appropriate to help ring in the new segment considering I wore them yesterday and got at least ten compliments on them. I got these bad boys about a month and a half ago at Kohl’s for around sixty dollars and I haven’t been so happy with a purchase in a long time. These funky wedges are SO unique and I’ve never seen anything like them before, therefore, I had to have them! It was truly love at first sight when I saw these pretties for the first time and the love grew deeper when I slipped the size 6 1/2 on and they fit like a glove. After they were on my feet and I could examine them in the mirror and strut about in them, I knew that they were going to become one of my favorite pairs of heels…and I was right! There’s something about my Juicys that remind me of bowling shoes and I can’t put my finger on it. Some of you might find that as a turn off, but not me! When I was in high school, I bought a pair of bowling shoes from the Goodwill and best believe I rocked them like no other! So clearly, Lil Red is pro bowling shoes, pro wedges, and pro Juicy Couture to the extreme!

When I was wearing my pretties yesterday while I was out and about I got so many compliments that I can’t even keep track of them. One lady told me that she usually “wasn’t one to go gaga over shoes” but mine were the exception! So I guess that’s how you know that they’re fabulous! I love wearing my Juicys with sweet floral dresses and my black super skinnies. My featured image photo is from my brother’s graduation last month where I broke my wedges in for the first time…It was a historic event. The graduation was a historic event…and so were the shoes! πŸ˜‰

^^^ Material Girl jams!

I hope that all of you are having a great weekend so far! So now you tell me – what shoes should I write about next? Your choices are between black Vera Wang lace up wedges, Carlos Santana knee high gladiator sandals, or Steve Madden wooden heels! I wanna hear from all of you, so leave me a comment and let’s chat! Much love. -Sarah

Monday Update: Weekend In Wisconsin Edition!

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Monday Update: Weekend In Wisconsin Edition!

Hellooooooooo everyone and happy Monday! After a beautiful weekend in Wisconsin, I’m back in Ohio and here once again to bring you the latest and greatest. My oldest brother Peter graduated this weekend from the University of Wisconsin with a PhD in Chemical Engineering, so my family packed up the car and headed up to Madison, Wisconsin for the ceremonies and quality time with my brother and his fiance, Megan. We left around eight o’clock in the morning on Friday so we could make it just in time to the five o’clock ceremony at the university. We arrived in Wisconsin around four in the afternoon, which is awesome considering we got stuck in the bowels of Chicago traffic for an hour. -___- We arrived at my brother’s apartment to freshen up for a bit, and then we followed him and Megan to the university for the ceremony. Here’s some pictures from ceremony numero uno!

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  • PicStitch 1) Peter looking scholarly as hell in his graduation robes!! Hubba hubba!
  • PicStitch 2) Peter and his fiance Megan being precious. They’ll be getting married at the end of July, which is pretty exciting! The pictures in this collage are a combination of the ceremony on Friday and the second one on Saturday. So cute!
  • Photo 3) Yours truly sporting her graduation best! As usual, here’s the breakdown of what I was wearing from head to toe:
  • Floppy hat: PacSun, Brandy Melville
  • Lace blazer: Blue Boutique, Esley
  • Floral dress: TJMaxx, Mine
  • Telephone purse: Macy’s, Betsey Johnson
  • Cream lace up wedges: Kohl’s, Juicy Couture
  • Photo 4) My sister Kristen and I doing the damn thing!
  • Photo 5) Peter and I!! I love this picture so much and I can’t wait to get some copies printed out so I can frame it and put it in my room where I can see it every day. And I must say, I was really feeling my outfit that day, as Kristen so appropriately Snap Chatted in my featured image with the caption “she’s feeling herself”. Hahaha
  • Photo 6) All of my siblings and future sister in law! From left to right: Kristen, my brother Andrew, Peter, Megan, and yours truly!

So the ceremony on Friday was for all of the PhD graduates at the University, the ceremony on Saturday was specifically for the engineering department. There’s not much to say about either ceremony other than the fact that it was boring and the only exciting thing was seeing Peter strutting his stuff across the stage. Thank goodness for free WiFi in the building, because I would have blown my brains out from boredom. πŸ™‚ After the ceremony we found Dr. Peter and went out to dinner at this super yummy Mexican restaurant, Laredo’s. I was SO hungry and completely annihilated my vegetarian dish. I also may or may not have ate an entire bowl of chips and salsa before our food arrived. Whoops πŸ˜‰ My family was so tired after dinner, so we headed to our hotel to check in for the night. We stayed at the Cambria hotel, which was not too far from Peter’s apartment. The hotel was really nice – especially their insanely comfortable bed and pillows! Their pillows were seriously like resting your noggin on a big, firm marshmallow. Seriously, as soon as your head touched the pillow you could feel it forming to your cranium and it was incredible. My mom and I both agreed that we need to find a pillow like that ASAP, because they were fabulous.

On Saturday we woke up relatively early so that we could get ourselves ready for brunch and the second graduation ceremony at two o’clock. For brunch we went to an absolutely amazing predominantly vegetarian restaurant called the Daisy Cafe, and oh my god it was to die for. Everything was SO good! I got a roasted vegetable omelet with goat cheese and a side of sourdough toast. My omelet also came with breakfast potatoes and a slice of fresh pineapple and cantaloup. It was a breakfast fit for a queen, and it was absolutely perfect. The cafe was decorated beautifully on the inside with bright poppy colors and mosaic artwork. It was also gorgeous on the outside as well, with mosaic pieces and mechanical statues in their garden. Take a look:

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^^^ So pretty! If you recall, I wrote about a place that my family visited during our summer vacation to Wisconsin called Dr. Evermore’s, which was a park filled with incredible mechanical sculptures – some big, some small, and all equally impressive. I’m pretty confident that the robot, dog, and flower sculptures at the Daisy Cafe are all done by Dr. Evermore. The resemblance is too uncanny not to be, as you can see by these pictures:

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(You can read more about Dr. Evermore’s in my article “Dr. Evermore’s (The greatest place on earth)” !!!)

After a delicious brunch, we went to Peter’s apartment to primp and beautify, then we headed back to the university for the second ceremony. This one was actually a lot more enjoyable than the first because it was a lot more intimate since it was only the engineering PhD’s and their families at the ceremony. We got excellent seats and were able to see Peter very clearly, which was great considering we couldn’t even find him on Friday. Here’s a few pics from ceremony numero two:

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  • Picstitch 1) While taking pictures with my mom, she said that she’s not selfie material…I say FALSE!!!
  • Picture 2) Once again, Kristen and I doing the damn thing.
  • Picture 3) Hanging out with Dr. Peter! And as usual, here’s the break down of what I was wearing:
  • Trench coat: PacSun, Jack
  • Army green wedges: TJMaxx, Guess
  • (Underneath the trench I was wearing the blue dress that Kristen had on during the Friday ceremony, which is from Express.)
  • Picture 4) Peter in line to receive his diploma!!!! What a stud!
  • Picture 5) The look Peter gave me when he realized I was taking his picture! Hahaha

The Saturday ceremony was a lovely time, and once we met up with Peter afterwards we decided to walk around the shops close to campus for a while to work up our appetite because we were all still so full from brunch! Andrew, Peter, Megan, and my mama spent time in one of the stores with a lot of Madison sports gear, while Kristen and I opted for Urban Outfitters. We both got a gorgeous new dress, which you’ll all be seeing sooner or later this week! πŸ™‚ After an hour and a half or so of shopping, we were all hungry enough to eat, so we went to the Great Dane, which is one of Madison’s staple restaurants. Naturally, the Great Dane was hopping with graduation celebrations and Saturday night tom foolery, so we had a half hour wait for a table, which was fine by me because I still wasn’t all that hungry. Once we got a table, we ordered cheese curds for an appetizer, because you kind of have to when you’re in Wisconsin. When in Rome, as they say. πŸ˜‰ Unfortunately, our meals took a fairly long time to arrive at our table since the restaurant was so busy – but that’s okay because the food was so amazing that it didn’t matter. I ordered a peanut stew, and it was legitimately the best thing ever. It was cilantro rice, butternut squash, red onions, and red peppers all drenched in a peanut sauce. So delicious! Everyone really enjoyed their meals, and after our late dinner, we went back to Peter’s apartment to unwind with some silly television shows before we went back to our hotel for the night.

Yesterday was my brother Andrew’s 26th birthday, and unfortunately most of it was spent in the car for our drive home! (Happy birthday Andrew! I love you!) We met up with Peter and Megan for a quick breakfast at McDonald’s and then said our goodbyes. The next time we see them will be at their wedding! We were on the road by ten-ish and made our long trek back to Ohio. We arrived home in Cuyahoga Falls around seven thirty and I was soooo happy to be out of the car to stretch my legs and most importantly, go to the bathroom. We only made one stop during the entire eight and a half hour drive, and let me tell you – my bladder was probably ten minutes away from exploding. It was AWFUL! After unpacking, we celebrated Andrew’s birthday with some cake and then went our separate ways to unwind for the night. I for one slept like a combination of a rock and a baby and it was simply terrific.

My weekend in Madison, Wisconsin was absolutely wonderful and I really did have the best time ever. I’m so damn proud of my brother, and it was so great to be able to watch him walk across the stage twice! We ate tons of delicious food, that I’m going to have to work off because I swear I gained fifty pounds and had lots of beautiful family quality time. Our weekend getaway was a definite success!

I hope all of you enjoyed reading “Monday Update: Weekend In Wisconsin Edition!” as much as I did writing it! What did everyone do this weekend? Anything exciting? I wanna hear from all of you, so leave me a comment and let’s chat! Much love. -Sarah

Monday Update: Shoes, Shoes Shoes Edition!

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Monday Update: Shoes, Shoes Shoes Edition!

Helloooo everyone and welcome to my Monday Update: Shoes, Shoes, Shoes Edition! My mom and I had a fabulous afternoon of shopping at Kohl’s yesterday and I made out like a bandit in the markdown shoes department. Take a look at my three new beauties that I got for an amazing price:

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^^^ So gorgeous, right? Before I discuss the experience, here’s the usual break down of each shoe and the brand. I also will be including the original and markdown prices as well!

  • Black wedges: Kohl’s, Apt. 9 (Originally $64.99, marked down to $18 and some change)
  • White lace up wedges: Kohl’s, Juicy Couture (Originally $74.99, marked down to $50)
  • Mushroom grey wedges: Kohl’s, Juicy Couture (Originally $74.99, marked down to $19 and some change)

For three amazing pairs of shoes I paid about $90 and saved a total of over $100…if that’s not ballin on a budget then I don’t know what is!

When my mom asked me to go to Kohl’s with her I really had no intention of buying anything – but lo and behold, I ended up having multiple shoegasms that resulted in my ever growing shoe collection to expand once again. Kohl’s always has amazing winter markdowns, especially in the shoe department. In fact, some of my favorite shoes have came from the end of winter sales, including my beloved Vera Wang wedges and a really amazing pair of lace up espadrille wedges. So needless to say, I’m not surprised with how lucky I got in the shoe section yesterday. By the time I got to the shoesies, I already had an armful of clothes that I planned on trying after I breezed through the shoes. But I shouldn’t have lied to myself, because with Lil Red there’s no such thing as “breezing through” the shoe department. AS IF. As soon as I got to the shoe section my eyes fell on my beautiful new lace up Juicy heels and I knew that they had to be mine. My armful of clothes was no longer of importance, because I was in shoe territory now and the only thing that mattered was getting those pretty babies on my feet ASAP. It was seriously love at first sight and I feel even deeper into my affection once I took my first steps in them. They were perfect. I was in love, and when my mom showed up to take a look at my finds, so was she. While strutting about the shoe section in my latest obsession, I happened to notice the green/grey Juicy wedges which made my heart beat a little faster when I laid eyes on them. I grabbed my size and when I looked at the price I almost had an aneurism! Nineteen dollars?! Yes, please. In all reality, I didn’t even have to try these shoes on because I knew I was going to purchase them. They were adorable and you’re not going to NOT buy a pair of Juicy wedges for under twenty bucks! I modeled them for the full length mirror and my mama anyways, and while I took my usual stroll around the shoe department once more to test the waters of the wicker basket detailed wedges I locked eyes on one more fabulous find…the black zip up Apt. 9 wedges for EIGHTEEN DOLLARS. I basically shoegasmed everywhere. Once again, I snatched up my size and returned back to my mom and try on bench for the last time. My mom is such an amazing sport – every new shoe that I showed up with she rolled her eyes and said something along the lines of “it must be hard having everything look good on you” or “Sarah, you’re the only one who could pull those off…other than the designers”. So sweet! My Apt. 9 wedges were no exception, because as soon as they were on my feet they had the mama and Sarah stamp of approval…who could ask for anything more?!

Annnnd in case you were wondering, here’s a picture of my shirt that I got at The Used concert on Saturday night!

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^^^ Love, love, love.

I hope all of you guys are having a wonderful Monday! Where are all of my fans of The Following at? How excited are you for tonight’s new episode?! I wanna hear from all of you, so leave me a comment and let’s chat! Much love. -Sarah

PS: My new shoe purchases can be found online at http://www.kohls.com or possibly in stores depending on their markdown selection!