Friday, January 31, 2020

What I'm Loving: January 2020

Each month I round up a list of my current favorites - from TV shows, to beauty products, outfits and everything in between!


Honeybody by Kishi Bashi (redone by Nu Deco Ensemble)

Friday, November 29, 2019

The Best Black Friday Sales for 2019



American Eagle




Old Navy




Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Winc Wine Review - The Membership You're Missing Out On

Winc Review
When Winc Wines reached out to me for a collaboration, I was so stoked. Maybe even too stoked. Who wouldn't want to work with a wine company!? Only some cockatoos, I tell ya!

*PS - don't miss the promo code at the bottom of this post!*

Before we dive into things, I do feel like I need to preface this post and acknowledge the fact that I am a new-ish wine convert. I do not know what I'm talking about when it comes to the sophisticated notes and tastes of wine. I once saw a wine described as having "hints of the inside of an oak barrel"....okay. Ridiculous statements like this are probably what turned me off of wine in the first place....

But within the last few months, I started to dive into it a little more and I think my palate has changed for the better. I started as a pure rosé girl and now I'm a proper 29-year old woman who likes an assortment of reds. I still don't know what I'm talking about so if you're a wine connoisseur, please don't hate me. If you have a sense of humor, please continue to move your eyes in a left-to-right-downward motion.

What's Winc, You Ask!?

So glad you asked! Winc is advertised as a wine club membership program, but there are no fees you have to pay, and no commitments. The "membership" just gives you discounted prices on their website. You can set up your shipments for however frequent or infrequently you would like. They've been mentioned by huge brands like Forbes and Vogue, which is part of the reason I wanted to check them out as well. One of the most important parts about Winc is that the wine gets delivered straight to your door! Alas, the wine gods have smiled upon us.

Winc is great for new-to-the-scene wine lovers because they give you in-depth descriptions of each wine, what food to pair it with, and a helpful little book with some general wine terms you should learn. It's also a nice idea for the more seasoned wine lovers who simply like to try new wines. Winc works with winemakers and vineyards all across the globe, and I'm pretty positive they make their own wines that you can't buy in store #exclusive.

How Winc Works

I got my first box at the end of August with whites and roses for summer, and just ordered a "fall" shipment with all reds. I am stoked about this!! I'll give another review after I've guzzled down those bottles.

As a novice wine-o, I love the fact that Winc really helps you figure out what you might like right off the bat! I have no idea what kind of taste, hints, or bodies I like so taking their Palate Profile is a great place to start if you don't quite know what you're doing.

Here's how the whole Winc process works:
1) You start off by taking a little quiz to help Winc better understand your taste buds.
2) They'll suggest 4 wines for you to get in your box. (You don't have to get these, you can switch them out for whatever you want!)
3) Your wine gets shipped quickly and usually gets to you within a week.
4) Sit around and relax while you get wine delivered straight to your door.
5) Review your wines online to get a better curated box next time! (They take in your feedback so that they can better suggest wines for future shipments)

Selection of wine from Winc
You can choose anywhere from 2-4 bottles in each package (but 4 bottles get free shipping so why not do that!?). Prices vary from $15-$55 without the Winc membership. With the membership, you get anywhere from about $2-10 off each bottle - which adds up to some extra cash money in yo pocket! With all the money you saved through Winc, you could make the ultimate charcuterie board! ;)

What I Tried From Winc

When I ordered my first box, it was still in the dead of summer so I opted for sweeter and lighter options. Here is what I got along with a short review of each:
  • 2017 Summer Water Rosé
    • A little too sweet for me, but good. This is one of their most popular options.
  • 2018 Mercana Malbec
    • Tasted like rubbing alcohol and made me cringe.
  • 2018 Cocomero Rosé
    • Light and fruity; was supposed to have hints of watermelon, but I couldn't detect them.
  • 2017 Rosa Obscura Red Blend
    • Yummy! My favorite one of the bunch.
Winc wine subscription

Winc Promo Code

By signing up for Winc through this link, you'll get $22 off your first order + free shipping! That's basically 2 bottles for free, babeh babeh!
Go getcha some 🍷

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Breaking Up & Moving On: 10 Ways to Get Through it

Break ups suck. Moving on can be hard. Feelings about exes can be weird.

And today was a weird day for me.

Today I found out that my ex-husband got engaged.

I wasn't shocked by this news. I won't go into all the details but he has been dating the same girl since we broke up. It's been almost 3 years since then so by no means are any of the feelings fresh.

Things have been processed, everyone has moved on, but it's still a little weird. How I'm feeling is something that I can't explain besides... weird.

It's weird to think about the person I thought I'd share the rest of my life with is now spending his with someone else.

And it's weird that I'm not upset by it.

I'm not sad, I'm not jealous, I'm not wishing for something different in my life. And I'll probably be done thinking about it by the time I'm done writing this post :) I'm happy exactly where I am in life!

I actually wish them the best. And that's not something I ever thought I would say.

Thursday, October 10, 2019

ROCKTOBER, BABY - October Concerts in Dallas 2019

There is a weird influx of concerts happening in Dallas this month. I couldn't believe it every time I heard another musician! I don't know if it has always been a thing, but I October described as "Rocktober" on the radio and it was absolute music to my ears (LOLZ - get it?!)

Since there were SO many concerts going on, I decided to round them up and give you a little insight to the first one on my list - Cold War Kids at The Rustic on Oct. 9th!

Dallas Concerts 2019

Rocktober, Baby!

You'll find me at: X Ambassadors, Ra Ra Riot, and Chainsmokers!

Cold War Kids at The Rustic Dallas

I personally kicked off Rocktober with Cold War Kids at The Rustic's Birthday Bash! I'm usually begging my friends to go to shows with me but I somehow was able to drag some neighborhood friends along for the ride, too. 

Not going to go in depth about the concert because #boring but if you are a fan of Cold War Kids at all, I highly recommend seeing them live! They sound exactly like their music which is always a huge plus. They put on a great show, were interactive with the audience, played 98% of the songs that I wanted to here and it was an overall blast! 10/10 would recommend.

Friday, October 4, 2019

What I'm Loving: September 2019

Each month I round up a list of my current favorites - from TV shows, to beauty products, outfits and everything in between!


Flowers by Ra Ra Riot


All Things Leopard
Of course, with fall on the horizon, all things leopard are starting to make their magnetic way towards women around the world. I have a complicated relationship with leopard that I think is just starting to be clear..

I love how leopard looks on other people but have never been a fan of it on myself. For some reason I just always felt like Jane of the Jungle in it... Until I realized I just need to wear leopard in small doses to make it work for me.  With that being said, the leopard flats below have been on repeat for me, and I just ordered the black zip up sweater featuring the subtle hint of leopard!

What's your favorite way to wear leopard - small amounts or full jungle suit?

Here are some of my favorite leopard items at the moment: