Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Mixed Prints

Today was really a just chill "i'm bummin it" kinda day. This morning we just got up and ran errands and I knew I had to run later so I didn't bother doing too much. Didn't do my hair, threw some leggings on and added a Kate Spade piece to make it look a little more thrown together. Speaking of Kate Spade, I LOVE her. My obsession has hit an all time high as of late and I decided to "like" their instagram and it was a good bad idea. This baby was 75% off. I basically stole it...okay not that great and can't you just feel me justifying it? but I love leopard and Kate Spade so well, it was a no brainer. I actually just stared at my computer screen for a while and when Lyle heard the deal he insisted, INSISTED I get it. Okay husband of the year, thanks for realizing how important Kate Spade is. Another way I have found I can easily afford my growing addiction is Ebay. You like Kate Spade duds? Check it out. I have been loving on this beautifully perfect Audrey Hephburn dress for a month now and I am just waiting for the "sale" price to be a normal price.  Or just go sell your old clothes to Plato's Closet or on Ebay and you're good (how I can continually keep shopping...out with the old to pay for the new!) I'll be posting about this shortly and sharing some of my new finds! 
P.S. Isn't this bow necklace so dainty and cute?! I pre-ordered this baby forever ago and finally got it! Definitely worth the wait AND I got it for lik $23 including shipping w/ a coupon. SCORE.
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It's All In The Details...
Purse: Kate Spade (you can find many listings on Ebay)
Leggings: Brickyard Buffalo similar at Old Navy w/ a 30% code: ONSAVENOW
Sandals: A'GACI
Oversized Sweater: HandM I love this for winter...similar here
Bow Necklace: LoveAlwaysBySyd 
Love, Cait


Monday, August 25, 2014

San Antonio

Guys, the summer is coming to an end! And if you could hear me say it I would sound like the happiest person ever. Who in their right mind is excited for the summer to be over?? Um a Vivint employee and his wife, that's who. This Summer was a lot of change for a couple of newlyweds who are used to spending every waking minute together (well except for his sales trips) but at the same time I know I will go home and miss Texas, the wives and our little apt that has become a second home.

For those who have no clue what's going on in my life (by the questions, i'm assuming everyone) I'll fill you in. We have 3.5 weeks left here (here being right outside of Houston) & that's it. Our 5 months is finally coming to an end. It's been a long Summer, even longer for the guys but I know all the fun and time together is going to be worth it. I started off entertaining myself by picking up a job but it was most definitely not a good environment one, and two, it was starting to interfere with the little time we had together so it only lasted 5 to 6 weeks. Then I entertained myself by taking two weeks to visit friends and family in both Maryland and Florida which was nice but my hardworking man had to stay behind. Then I "entertained" myself by studying for my praxis exam and luckily passed! So good news is I will actually graduate in this lifetime! And even better news is it will be in the next two years, if things continue to go according to plan I will be back in school in January. Since Lyle decided to do extended season I knew he needed some fun to be able to finish strong so obviously a mini vacation was necessary. I made a list of things we wanted to do in during our time down here (no surprise there, I love lists) and a trip to San Antonio was at the top. First off we wandered a local farmers market, then checked into our hotel & then wandered a couple blocks to the Alamo because we were that close! Now unfortunately for us, it happened to be one of the hottest days ever. Lyle thinks its even hotter in San Antonio than Houston and we were both dying. But even still we learned some history, took some pictures & sat on some canons...
My favorite part came next...
Innertube strugglin. 
Ok if you go to Texas, you HAVE to go tubing down the river, which shouldn't be hard because theres lots of them to choose from. I loved the atmosphere and how you could just float but you would come up to these fun mini rapids. We met a couple New Yorkers and got to listen to some music. All in all, it was a good time. This is something I was told about when I first got to Texas and I have wanted to do it all Summer...it was worth it.
 Then we came back and went to the San Antonio Riverwalk!
(the boat below is the one we actually went on)
It was beautiful! Lyle said he felt like we were in the Jungle Book and he was waiting to see some wild animals. If you count ducks & bats then yes we sure did! Yes, I said bats. 
I know this picture is absolutely terrible haha but this is when the whole bat thing came into play. When we went under this tons and tons of bats started flying over head and instead of taking pictures I just stared at them so here ya go, one lone bat straggler. It was one of the coolest things and our driver said he's only seen something like that twice in the past 5 years. SO cool.
Then we had dinner on the Riverwalk! This duck was originally named Olsen (by me) but Lyle said Bill was more fitting so I rolled with it. Word of advice: DO NOT GO TO THE RIVER WALK WHEN YOU ARE STARVING. You've been warned. There was more restaurants than I could count and I was beyond hungry and I couldn't handle the choices. Luckily Lyle ended up picking one of the many Mexican places and Bill enjoyed it as well. Begging ducks are almost as cute as begging puppies.
 When we got home we just crashed. I was beyond excited to have a t.v. (we decided to do without one this summer & not drag ours down here) and snuggle up to watch an episode of Friends but no such luck. The next morning we went to The Magnolia Pancake Haus. I found it from an episode of Diners, Drive ins and Drives, a favorite show of ours, and Lyle was in heavennnn. He's always down for anything I plan because I always pick the best food places that he will love. It was every bit as good as we hoped it would be and getting up at 6:30 for it was SO worth it. FYI: a cute couple at the Farmers Market told us to get there early because the wait can get pretty insane.
 Then we meandered down to the River Walk one last time. I was so sad to say goodbye.
Of course Murphy had to get the Riverwalk experience too
I was hoping this trip would get us through these last couple weeks but I'm missing San Antonio already. We have lots to look forward to in the next couple months because our "Summer" is just beginning! A road trip to the coast and our trip to Europe, which is booked and now official btw because can you believe we have been married 11 months? What. I am not about to give up the title of newlyweds guys, sorry, it's staying...PDA is going to become even more unacceptable and I am lovin life right now. But anyway yeah, our ONE YEAR is next month. But lets finish things in Texas with a bang first babe, 200 club and maybe a little LUKE BRYAN?! I love you!

Oh and on a side note, even though I got out of my first day of school today this little man didn't! My favorite nephew started 1st grade today and there is no doubt that his smile is already gonna break hearts. Good luck CJ! First grade and sporting a faux hawk? Where is time going?!
Love, a wanderlusting Cait

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

SASHKA CO


Have y'all heard about it? Well you will be hearing about it, and for a long time because I am OBSESSED. I have not stopped wearing my perfect bracelets since I got them. And I don't plan on it. They go with anything and are gonna be the most perfect arm candy all year round. I'll have them in another post but for now grab hold of them because they are ON SALE.

"Sashka Co. Bracelets roll over any size hand for a perfect fit. Our glass beaded bracelets are hand crocheted by skilled artisan women in the Kathmandu Valley of Nepal. Your purchase empowers women in need through fair trade. Free World Wide Shipping!"

How awesome is this?! You get cute bracelets AND they are for a good cause. I was SO, I repeat, SO excited when they contacted me and I can't wait to spread the word. I have already gotten several compliments and you can get them in tons of colors and patterns! They are the type of bracelet that not only you can wear but your 5 year old niece or your 60 year old grandma. I hope you all go check them. The link is at the top of this page and if you order them ASAP with the code
BLOG at checkout you receive 20% OFF and FREE SHIPPING!! 
Wooo. Why not stock up for Christmas time stockings and then tell your girls what they stand for?! Check out their Instagram, Facebook or website to see and hear more!
Even Murphy is lovin on Sashka Co.
P.S. sorry for all the selfies I was trying to do close ups of these beauties and how to show them off.
Love, Cait

Monday, August 18, 2014

Happy Monday

Not much to say today except one. I really seem to like pink and never noticed and two. i love glitter and bling and have always noticed. I got this skirt on SALE as I do with pretty much everything I own and I love it. These heels are a Black Friday steal and I have a funny story. So I wore these church one time when I was visiting my home ward and a conversation like this occurred.

Woman:"those are some shoes!"
Me: "I got these for only $11!" said proudly
Her response: "I can see why"

Well, this is a perfect example of how everyone has different tastes. I took no offense to it and laughed because I like what I like and I guess sometimes I like overly blinged out things. But on a positive note I wore this outfit this past summer when I was home and my nieces followed me around all day telling me how beautiful I was and how much they loved my outfit because I looked like a princess....and as long as I please some little babes then thats all that matters, right? But if I might add Kate Spade has a beautiful new line of glitter heels out and they are just perfect.
Kate Spade Glitter Heels

Here's some Monday Coupons for ya:
25% off at J.Crew Factory use: EXTRA25 (for this blouse! or whatever)
20% at Abercrombie using code 10288
25% off New Arrivals at Ruche using code NEW25
Extra 30% SALE items at J.Crew using code SHOPSALE
Oh and DOZENS of items at Modcloth 40% off...I'm talking pages & pages.
well, have fun & Happy Monday!

It's all in the details...
Skirt: Lulus similar Sheinside Charlotte Russe Lulus Windsorstore
Blouse: J Crew Factory
Necklace: Ebay (just type in j crew flower lattice necklace)
Belt: Sexy Modest save similar splurge
Bag: Forever21 (not online but probably still in stores, its recent)
Glitter Heels: Black Friday Find- around $11! 

Love, Cait

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

New Boutiques

 Finding new and cute online boutiques is one of my favorite things. I remember the days of American Eagle and Hollister and while occasionally I will run across a good find in one of those (why limit yourself to certain stores?) I have been loving the originality of boutiques I find. This skirt is one I had been eyeing. Gold, glittery and seriously perfect. The absolute perfect skirt for the holidays, yes I've been thinking that far ahead, but I can picture wearing this to parties and wearing it with graphic tees and a statement necklace for date night or even to church. If you're one of those people wondering what you can pair a skirt like this with, the answer is everything. It photographs beautifully and in person its just as beautiful. It's a modest classy length and I feel like Audrey Hepburn. If you haven't noticed I really love her classy elegance. I got a small and its perfect because theres just enough space to tuck blouses and tops in and you can move it up and down on your hips for the perfect fit. It has a hidden zipper in the back and I want to wear it everyday. They just had it on sale but keep your eyes peeled because their instagram posts lots of discounts and it may even go on sale again! MindyMaesMarket has so many cute accessories, tops and more. I also ordered some gold glitter flats from there that I can't wait to style. For those of you starting to stock up on deals for Fall, last I looked Forever 21 had TONS of sales and Fall items out, along with many other stores. If you're gonna get it anyway, why not get it on sale??

These shoes. Oh my. They remind me of something Kate Spade would have in one of her shops but nope, $15. I got them 50% off at Charlottes Russe and they are my absolute new favorite heel. I love the height, the ankle strap and how they look like a designer shoe but without the designer price. I couldn't find them online but I did find a similar pair. However, if you go to your local Charlottes Russe you could probably easily find them and better yet, on sale! A good pair of black heels or for those of you who don't do heels, flats is a staple for any wardrobe...along with a good nude heel/flat. Right now a lot of stores are having some great back to school sales going on and its the perfect time to do your shopping. A lot of the summer stuff is a steal and you can grab some pieces for the Fall and Winter. Did you happen to notice the hot pink crossbody?! Oh my amazing parents got it for me when we were in Orlando a couple weeks ago and I fell in love. Initially I got it for walking around Europe but then I couldn't help myself and I've already started wearing it. But hey, I'm just breaking it in... I think a cute black crossbody with a gold chained strap would be adorable but I really like pops of color even though this isn't the fanciest of purses for an outfit like this. Before you think I'm turning into one of those bloggers that posts tons of things you can't afford we got it at the outlets AND it was 50% off. Come on, you know the best way to buy designer duds is on sale and outlets are my absolute FAV if you happen to like certain brands or styles but don't want to pay full ticket. I've never had a Tory Burch purse but I really loved a lot of the pieces. I even found a pair of matching sandals that I keep telling myself I got to have, but I don't
It's all in the details:
Black Heels: Charlottes Russe similar here
Glitter Skirt: MindyMaesMarket
Crossbody: Tory Burch
Blouse: J Crew Factory similar here
Initial Necklace: Franchescas
Love, Cait