July 29, 2014

Craving Candles

In the past I was never a big candle person.  Sure I loved the way that they smelled but I was always afraid of the hazard that they posed.  However, I'm warming up to the idea of placing candles around my house because they just smell so good.  I am no candle expert but I've scoped out a few different brands for my first ever candle purchase! 

Bath and Body Works candles are quite popular.   I love the smell of Harvest Peach even though I typically go for floral scents.  Their 3-wick candles run about $22.50 but you can often find them on sale for around $12.  


Voluspa candles are also great!  They come in beautifully packaged in tins or glass jars.  There are so many wonderful scents and did I say that the packaging was beautiful??  Candles run from $8-$16 for a tin.



I'm also a big fan of Diptyqtue candles.  The price is a little out of my price range, about $60 for regular sized and $30 for the mini size.  But the packaging is beyond chic!



I was picking up some shampoo and other goodies at Target yesterday when I stumbled across their candle aisle.  The collection is extensive and inexpensive. What's best is they carry a variety of brands.  I stumbled across a candle by Melt that was Tea Rose & Peony...an exquisite scent and only $10 for a rather large size.  



Tip: If you too are a bit too afraid to keep a candle in your apartment or house you could always try a room spray or a diffuser!

July 25, 2014

Bucket Behavior

This season's hottest bag...and sure to be pretty hot well into fall...is the bucket bag.   The shape has been around for ages but has gained popularity once again.

The IT Bag: Stay on top of the trends with the Mansur Gavriel bag.  This bag is so hot that it has a wait list.  It's been spotted on everyone from supermodel Alessandra Ambrosio to actress Kirstin Dunst to magazine editor Eva Chen.  The smooth leather bag will run you $495 and up.

via glamour.com

Luxury Girl: If you're feeling a bit more spendy ($1450) check out the Gucci bag.  It comes in an array of gorgeous bright colors.

image via Gucci.com

On Trend, On Budget: If you want to participate in the trend but don't want to break the bank check out this more affordable option from Zara.  You get the same look as the above bags but for well under $100!
image via Zara.com


July 16, 2014

Back to School: Teen Vogue

I have always loved school supplies.  Even if I'm not in school I enjoy picking up a pack of gel pens or a notebook with a cute pattern.  I find that Target has the best school supplies and prices and they're just putting out their back to school section now, so if you want the cute notebooks go now!  I know that it's only July but August will be here before we know it.  I'm curious to check out Staples this year too. This year they collaborated with Teen Vogue to release a line of back to school supplies.   I haven't had a chance to check out the collection in stores but based off of what I have seen online and from press releases the stuff looks pretty cute!  And it's affordable too...nothing from the collection is over $10.






July 12, 2014

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