Wednesday, December 31, 2014

2014: A look back


I thought I would share my year in review a little differently than last year because it's been my first year blogging. This year I'm sharing 2014 moments from here on SCxo. You can take a peek at what I was up to in 2013 here if you're interested.

 ~ My most popular post on Pinterest can be found here. I remember I was so excited to do this post I stayed up until 3a.m to finish it. 

~ My most viewed post on Strawberry Chic is this review on hair extensions

~My most popular workout post is this no treadmill cardio workout. These are my favorite types of workouts (back when I did that..) Take a look at my fitness tab above for some workouts (hey I know it's on your resolution list!)

And finally a look back at some of my favorite looks of 2014: It's funny to look back at these and I can see how awkward I felt.. Also, the outfits don't follow a typical weather pattern because I go back and forth from Savannah and Atlanta often, and GA is bipolar. Each is complete with a link to the original post if you're interested in the details. 

Can't you tell this was one of my first fashion posts shot in public #awkwardhands (link)

Date night look (link)

Boho look for Sunday brunch (link)

This black and gold combo was my most popular fashion look of the year! I had just received this necklace, and I still love it just as much.

A look worn on my brothers birthday Link

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A look from my cousins beautiful Savannah wedding (link)

The perfect fall day at the pumpkin patch (link)

 ^^ My personal favorite fashion look from 2014. Maybe it's because it was the most perfect day to go to the dock... (link)

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My latest fashion post (link)



Wishing everyone a safe and happy 2015!!

This post is linked up with: Pumps and Pushups, Fashion and Feathers.

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Birthday Wishlist


I by no means want all of these things, but I thought it would be fun to put together a birthday wish list to share. The best part about having a birthday right after Christmas are all the great after Christmas sales; however it's hard to ask for things right after the holiday...

1. Every year I look forward to an email gift card from Tory Burch. Be sure to sign up for her emails (although I'm not really sure why I get this). Tim just spoiled me with this handbag I've been dying over for 34 weeks now (I looked at when I instagramed it, haha). Here is a very similar handbag on sale! I'll most likely get a new wrap bracelet because my current gold one is pretty dirty and I'm not sure how to clean the metallic leather. 

2. My roommate just got one for Christmas and loves it, and with new years resolutions around the corner this couldn't hurt to keep me motivated!

3. I'm on the market for a new bath robe. I'm not too picky about where it comes from, but I thought this soft blue color was pretty and matched the color scheme ;)

4. These have been everywhere lately. It is an adorable little way to take some instant films, but I'm not too sold on how expensive the film is. Please share your thoughts about it!

5. This book has gained some popularity on Instagram lately, and after reading I think it would be a cute decor piece.

6. Love this bracelet.... although it's currently sold out :\ No worries, I'm on the wait list. 

7. I had an unfortunate event with my iPhone last spring and have been using my mom's ever since (she's been using an old one but going from 32GB to 8GB just wasn't an option..haha). So I think it's time to upgrade for the 64GB and give my mom her phone back.

8. I received a Teavana tumblr for Christmas and tried Chai tea from Starbucks for the first time and I'm hooked. If you haven't already (cough Tim cough), be sure to sign up with their program to receive points AND a free birthday drink OR 1oz of free Teavana (which is obviously what I'll be doing). Pictured is this gorgeous tin I received.

9. After receiving the purse I told you about, I realized that I have an embarrassing about of gold accessories to go inside it, aka one of those being a gold iPad mini case. I love this mint color, and adding some gold initials to it wouldn't be too overboard..

10. Well, I definitely don't need this BUT it's a classic. I love two-toned jewelry. 

11. After losing some of my favorite stud earrings, I need to move on and find another everyday pair.  Surprisingly I found this pair in my car as I was leaving for my surgery (funny how that happens!). Anywho, I've been eyeing these from Tiffany, because it's a crime to live in GA without a pair. 


My birthday is Sunday, but I'll be celebrating all weekend long ;) Thanks for reading!

Monday, December 29, 2014

Amaluna








 Top (similar here, & here) | Leggings | Shoes | Fur: Zara | Rings | Necklace 

A few weeks ago Tim took me to see Cirque Du Soleil Amaluna and it was the perfect date night! This is what I wore. I was searching for the perfect fur vest and finally found this beauty at Zara! I also had/have my eyes on this one. This look has it all: leather, leopard, and fur, perfect for a night out at Atlantic Station.




Thursday, December 25, 2014

Merry Christmas





"For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life". John 3:16


Wishing you a very Merry Christmas xo




Wednesday, December 17, 2014

The Best Stocking Stuffers for 2014


The stocking is the first thing we go through on Christmas morning while mom is making breakfast. Usually, its filled with candy and little hygiene goodies, nothing too crazy. Above are little luxury items (but easy on the wallet) that are sure to make your stocking extra special! 


Little thumb update: I started OT today and finally got a much more manageable thumb spica, so excited! I have much more hand function and tops are no longer limited to flannels :)



Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Last minute gift guide {under 50$}


Only a week and a day left for shopping until Christmas! I really can't believe it's next week. Between finals and surgery I have barely made a dent in my list. For this gift guide I had my friends in mind, all who have their own style but I think a lot of these items would work for them all! Plus, everything is under 50$, because this graduate student is a baller on a budget. Be sure to use the arrow to scroll to the second page.

Tonight I'm getting out for the first time in a week to my moms art gallery for a Mick Fleetwood photography exhibit they're hosting. Should be a fun night!



Monday, December 15, 2014

Where Have I Been??

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Why hello there, it's been a while since I've been able to post! I apologize for the silent treatment. I'm typing this with one hand because I have a beautiful cast on my thumb after a minor ligament repair surgery. Remember that weekend I played flag football? Well lets just say that was the last time I'll be participating in school intramurals... I ended up tearing the UCL of my thumb and needed surgery to keep my thumb for flapping around (sorry for the visual). Hey, at least the feeling is back in my teeth after a head to head collision- it was a lot less "FLAG" football than expected. 

Anyway, I'm going to be laying low over Christmas break because getting ready with your non-dominant hand is no fun. I'm pretty limited in the amount of tops that can fit over the cast, plus a sling isn't my favorite accessory. I'm hoping my new cast next week will be a lot less bulky, this one goes just below my elbow. I'll have a few fashion post thanks to the holidays (and my birthday next month!), but it will definitely be less than I originally planned. 

On a positive note, I am participating in my very first Loop giveaway on Instagram (follow me here). Stay tuned tomorrow at 8p.m with the details! It's only running for 48 hours.

Also, I've updated my SHOP tab above and my winter faves in the sidebar, so check it out if you're looking for some gift ideas!




Monday, December 1, 2014

Cyber Monday Wish List


Cyber Monday is here, and what better time than now to sign up for Ebates? Exactly, there's not! If you're not already checking it before every online purchase, you're missing out on a big fat check (no really, that's what they call them). All you do is click to shop through their site, and the offered percentage is applied to your account following your purchase. They also give you the run down on coupon codes to use before your purchase. Win, Win. '

1 & 5: Bauble Bar get up to 35% off everything (if you're a member they sent an email game) or use {CYBER20} and 8% cash back. Isn't that necklace perfect for the holidays?

2. Why not splurge on a YSL when you get 10% cash back??

3. Nordstrom is price matching these classics at 15% off, plus you guessed it, 10% cash back by signing up here.

4. This top has faux leopard fur, need I say more? Might as well get 5% cash back while you're at it, too.

6. Amazon - Spend $100 and get 30% off {CYBERWK14} - These boots are 90$ after the code and 8% cash back!

7. Kate Spade is offering 30% online, plus 7% cash back! That's around 26$ for this gorgeous rose gold iPhone case. 

8. This cross body bag can be worn 3 different ways, plus the saffiano leather is sure to sparkle this holiday season. Offers via: Kate Spade 30% off / Bloomingdales 25% off. And don't forget your cash back! 10% at Bloomingdales and 7% with Kate Spade (total $96.35)

9. Can you ever have too many neutral eyeshadow palettes? 8% cash back at Sephora! 
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Other great cash back offers for Cyber Monday:

12% at Neiman Marcus
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11% at Ugg
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10%  at Nordstrom, Lancome, Barneys New York, Saks Fifth Avenue, & Bloomingdales
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9% at David Yurman
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6% at Macys and Kohls

Happy Monday! Only one more week and a day.. since I'm counting.. until I'm home for Christmas break. 


Friday, November 28, 2014

Black Friday Steals and Deals

Courtesy H. Nichols Illustration

I wrote this post a few days ago and got caught up in the cooking and family time that I'm just getting to post it! Deals are all over the blog world so I'm sorry if I'm being repetitive.

American Eagle: 40% off and free shipping with code GOBBLEUP
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Amazon: 25% off shoes and handbags with code HOLIDAY25
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ASOS: 30% off
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Express: 50% off everything 
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Gap: 50% off everything in store and online
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J. Crew Factory: 50% off everything (price marked) and free shipping with code THANKS
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Kate Spade:Up to 75% off and 5$ ground shipping 
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Madewell: 30% off everything on Nov 30 with code GIFTON
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Shopbop: 15% off $250, 20% off $500, 25% off $1,000
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Tory Burch: 20% off $300, 25% off $500, 30% off $750


Remember, if you're shopping online I STRONGLY recommend you go through Ebates! No scam or sketchiness, it's legit cash back just for going through their links before you shop. Kohls, Macys, and Nordstrom are 10% cash back today! Sephora, Amazon, and Baublebar are 8%. Sign up here and get to shopping. 

I hope everyone had a Happy Thanksgiving, and if you're braving the malls today be safe!


Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Dainty

I walked into Kohls with some Kohls Cash and hit the jackpot when I came across Lauren Conrads jewelry collection. Dainty rings have grown in popularity this year, but until now I haven't thought to dress up my fingers because I always feel weird with a new ring on (I always wear the same ones on the same fingers). I love the idea of these dainty rings because they don't get in the way but look cute layered together. It took me forever to pick out a few, there were so many to choose from! You should definitely check out her selection, especially with black Friday deals running online now! SHOP HERE

 courtesy of @lclaurenconrad 


Another good selection of dainty rings I've recently come across was at Forever 21. I usually stay away from their accessory selection because it always seems like the same stuff and I know it will break/turn. But for this trend I don't mind spending the 2$ on a few of these because I like to change them up so often! SHOP HERE

Have you been sporting this trend? If so, where are your favorites from?

Sorry for my laziness this week. After my weekend at the "flag" football state tournament (both women and coed = a lot of games) my body needs some rest! I quote flag because it was of course more physical than expected- I'm literally sore/ bruised from head to toe. Plus it's the end of the semester so finals are creeping up on me. I'll post as often as I can during the next few weeks! 


Friday, November 21, 2014

Friday Favorites

I've been loving LC's new bob! I wonder how long it will last. Also, how fabulous are her sunglasses?! If y'all know where to get some similar, let me know! 

 Anthropologie knows how to decorate for the holidays! It definitely doesn't feel like Thanksgiving and Christmas season to me just yet, but maybe next weekend I'll be ready for it. 

Boot socks (really these are just calf sleeves) have been my favorite accessory lately. These boots are really tall, but I how they just sneak over the back of them! I bought mine at Fashion Cupcake, but I've also seen them at Francescas and on Etsy!

Last week my roomies and I hosted a pajama theme birthday party for a friend. It was AWESOME to be comfy and have an excuse to wear an adult onsie. I got this one from target, and they had a good collection of them if you're going to a similar party! 

The vest I ordered back in JULY finally arrived this week. I'm sure a look featuring it will be up soon!

I've been obsessed with all things Taylor Swift lately (see you next October in Atlanta!), but this look took it to a new level. I love the green and orange hues together, and she is the queen of red lips! I reentry picked up her color from NARS, so if you're looking for a red I recommend it! It's matte but doesn't dry out the lips (I would be the first to say it does)). I have found you can apply it lightly for a more natural look or full on apply it like Taylor does!

This weekend I'll be at the GA Flag Football State tournament.. yes it really is a thing haha. It should be a very interesting (but fun) weekend with my PT team! I'm mentally preparing for a new level of soreness.

Happy weekend!


Friday, November 14, 2014

(TAN)gerine







Remember this top from Anthropologie? If not you can refresh your memory here. I love a good ruffle, and I wish I picked this top up in white as well (insert saying nothing haunts you like the things you didn't buy here). I'm on the market for a nice tan leather jacket, I bought it too snug and lets be real Charlotte Russe quality doesn't last forever. I've been calling my local Nordstrom Racks to track this one down, but if you have other recommendations let me know! I purchased my bow necklace from this pretty girl on her Instagram shop, but you can also find them here.

In major news..These tory flats are on sale right now (shop here or click widget below)



As for my weekend plans, I am hosting a pajama party (think more adult onsie and less victoria secret) for my friends birthday. I may lose 5lbs from sweating in my leopard onsie, but I'll spare you the deets. Happy weekend friends!