Friday, February 5, 2016

Friday Favorites

My phone case was getting a little beat up and I decided I needed a new one.  I found this case on Casetify and fell in love.  This case is so 'me' and I think it is such a pretty illustration!

Favorite Cold Weather Look Leopard Coat & Black Beanie
I think that this look is so chic and perfect for this time of year.  I have a thing for coats and this leopard one is gorgeous!

Favorite Hairstyle Upgraded Ponytail
Simply wrapping a piece of hair around the ponytail holder instantly upgrades a ponytail from basic to beautiful and makes it much more versatile.  This can be worn everywhere from the office to a date to a cocktail party and more!  I am definitely going to work on perfecting this look.

Favorite Valentine's Day Beauty Heart Nails
These nails are too cute and sure to get you in the holiday mood!  You can find the tutorial here to learn how to paint these beauties for yourself.

Favorite Celebrity Look Karlie Kloss
Karlie Kloss wore this Carolina Herrera gown to a fan screening of Zoolander 2 in Madrid.  This look is simplistic, yet stunning, which is no surprise since Karlie always looks amazing.  This was hands down my favorite celebrity look from this week!

What are your Friday Favorites this week?

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Thursday, February 4, 2016

His & Hers Valentine's Day Gift Guides

Whether you're single or coupled up Valentine's Day can be a fun super fun holiday!  While these gifts are perfect for a guy to get for his lady, they're also great gifts to give to your Mom, sister, and/or friends.  While I'm loving everything on this list the Jennifer Zeuner Jewelry Rue Necklace is my favorite because it's so delicate and chic.  No matter who you're buying for (or if you're the one receiving) any girl is sure to love all the items on this list!


Shopping for guys can be a little more tricky so I thought it would be helpful to put together a list to give you some ideas!  I have everything from a FitBit to a cute Carry on Cocktail Kit so there is something for every price point.  I hope that this list can help you with any of your guy shopping and even give you some inspiration or other gifts throughout the year.


Who are you getting gifts for this Valentine's Day?

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Wednesday, February 3, 2016

January 2016 on Instagram

In my opinion January flew by!  I feel like Christmas was just yesterday, but in reality it is almost Valentine's Day!  I was sick all through January so I tried have a pretty low key month.  Last month included the new year, the start of a new semester, and my 24th birthday, so there was plenty to keep me busy.  Below I have a recap of my January through Instagram, if you're not following me (@theblushblonde) make sure to do that now!

I had the cutest tassel garland that I picked up on clearance at Target to kick off the New Year.  Pink and gold is one of my favorite color combinations and this garland actually matches my bedroom at home perfectly!

These were some of the super cute gifts I got for Christmas.  The book along with an eyeshadow palette and a sheet mask (not pictured) were from my lovely Tutu Tuesday co-host Jordyn who knows me so well!  The yummy candle and adorable ring holder were from my Tutu Tuesday Secret Santa, a blogger gift exchange that Jordyn and I hosted in December.

Since I was sick over the holidays I was a little behind on baking my Christmas cookies.  No matter what is going on though I have to make gingerbread cookies because I love them and it's the only time of year that I make them.  I made the dough in advance and in the beginning of the month my Mom and I rolled out cookies together, which was so much fun.  I have these awesome cookie cutters that you can use to spell out words (similar ones can be found here) and this is always my go to message to share!

The worst part about Winter Break being over was having to leave this little cutie at home!  Since I was sick I spent most of my break in bed snuggling with Coco and watching Netflix so I was sad to say goodbye to her.

For Christmas the people my sister babysits for got a Maltese/Yorkie mix named Chips.  My sister took me over to meet him one day and he is the absolute cutest!  Coco is a Maltese and he looks exactly like she did as a puppy just tan, which was so funny.

If you follow me on Instagram then you know I am obsessed with my school's basketball team.  We're a big basketball school so during the season it's so much fun!  This was my outfit one night for watching one of our conference games.

I have a lot of food allergies and only recently found out that I can drink champagne and have been obsessed with it ever since.  To celebrate my birthday I found these adorable mini bottles.  Unfortunately the blizzard was on my birthday so I had to reschedule my birthday dinner, but my little came over and we had sushi and champagne to celebrate, which was so much fun!

My birthday blizzard resulted in this beautiful picture that one of my sorority sister's took!  Campus turns into the most gorgeous winter wonderland every time it snows and it's just too pretty not to capture.

We got so much snow it was crazy!  This was after some of it had already melted, but it was still so deep that I had to go walk in it.

This was taken when I had dinner at Snap Custom Pizza, which was my first time there.  I don't know how I hadn't been there before, the food is absolutely delicious!  If you're Philadelphia area I definitely recommend checking this out!

So this was my January in pictures!  Come check me out on Instagram (@theblushblonde) and follow along with me to see more of what's here!  How was your January?

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Today I'm linking up with WIWW, WIWW, Your Whims Wednesday, Oh Hey Girl!, and Trendy Wednesday.  

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Valentine's Day Ready + Tutu Tuesday Linkup

We are officially less than two weeks away from Valentine's Day!  I'm not huge on the actual day, but I love all of the cute Valentine's Day items that are available to make your February more festive.  Here I have for you everything from cozy pjs and socks (which I will be buying for someone!) to home decor like this Limited Edition Diptyque Candle.  I'm especially loving this Meri Meri Hearts Cupcake Kit, which would be an adorable addition to any Valentine's Day celebration - especially if you're celebrating Galentine's Day!  I think my absolute favorite pieces though are from the Limited Edition YSL Kiss and Love makeup collection, which features an eyes, cheeks, and lips palette, a Touche Èclat, and lipstick all covered in a cute kiss pattern.  No matter what you choose any of my picks are sure to add a fun and festive touch to your holiday!  Do you have any special plans for Valentine's Day?


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Welcome to Tutu Tuesdays a linkup with The Blush Blonde and The Fairy Princess Diaries!  Linkup whatever you'd like and make sure to do a little mingling - our goal here is to create a community of bloggers where we can all connect, find new blogs, and support one another.  We love new friends, supporting other blogs, and meeting fellow girl bosses!

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1. Please follow both Jordyn and me, your lovely hosts, on Instagram and/or Bloglovin.
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Monday, February 1, 2016

SAG Awards 2016 Gowns

I love award show season and the parade of gorgeous gowns we get to see hit the red carpet for each event.  Saturday night was the SAG Awards and there was no shortage of beautiful looks.  My favorite fashion moment of the night was the mini trend of hot pink gowns that we saw - they were stunning!  Below I have put together all of my favorites for The Blush Blonde SAG Awards Best Dressed List.

Sofia Vergara in Vera Wang  |  Emilia Clarke in Dior  |  Diane Guerrero in Karigam

Anna Faris in Naeem Khan  |  Laverne Cox in Prabal Gurung  |  Tina Fey in Prabal Gurung

Eva Longoria in Julien McDonald  |  Julianna Margulies in Beradi  |  Sarah Hyland in J. Mendel  |  Rachel McAdams in Elie Saab

Which look was your favorite from the SAG Awards?

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Today I'm linking up with #HowIFallHello MondayLet It ShineWeekending, and MIMM.