January 08, 2014

A Little Peek at NYE & Chambray + Bling

Hello! So, is it just me or has this first week of 2014 just flown by? I can't believe it is already the 8th! And I will admit, today was the first day I wore any makeup at all! (& it was very minimal) Like, what? Who am I and where did Courtney go? I love makeup, a lot! I know it's good to take a break every now and then but that's a crazy long break for me! Anyways, I didn't take any outfit pictures on NYE but I will share some photos of my night and you can at least see the top I wore! It's gorgeous! Also, I am back to being a BRUNETTE!!!!!! Can I get a hallelujah? Or an amen? :) Being a redhead was fun while it lasted, but because it wasn't what I wanted, I couldn't wait to get rid of it! So, I'm thankful that this time around, it turned out how I wanted. Also, I'm going to share my outfit that I wore on New Year's Day, out to dinner with my family before my sister and I headed back to Nashville. I know that might be cramming it, but I need to be caught up on here and this is my last outfit I have pictures of! So, here we go!

NYE was so much fun. Just a simple night but spent with my faves! My top was the prettiest blush pink (my new favorite color, if you can't tell!). It had pearls and rhinestones on the collar which might be hard to see in the photos. The top is from Kohl's, Candies $16.99. Also, I wore gold sparkly shoes- which got cut off thanks to a male friend taking the photo! They don't get what we mean when we say "full-body". 

A mirror selfie, just to show my jacket & purse!

Oh, this woman<3

Chambray: Burlington Coat Factory, old
Gray/Black Striped Skirt: Forever 21, only $6.80
Black Boots: Target, clearance/old
Sparkly Necklace: BaubleBar, gift

Well, the start to 2014 has been a good one. Laid back and busy at the same time. I also cannot believe I turn 26 in 2 WEEKS! Ahhhh! I just looked at the calendar and realized my birthday is exactly 2 weeks away! I love birthdays, but I've not been very welcoming of this one. I think it's because I will officially be on the other side of my twenties, closer to 30! Sometimes, I feel like I'm still 16 and wonder how I got here! :)

Hope y'all are having a wonderful start to 2014!<3

January 05, 2014

Red Skinnies & Black Boots

Hey y'all! So the day after Christmas, is just as crazy as the last few days before Christmas. People are out returning things and spending gift cards/money they got for Christmas. Stores do have awesome sales going on, trying to get rid of inventory by the end of the year because their Spring items will be in stores very soon. I went shopping with my best friend Marissa. After shopping we had dinner & drinks at TGI Friday's and had the best time! We giggled like we were back in high school. :) Laughter really is the best medicine! After that, we headed back to our town and went to one of the local bars and got to hang out with so many of our friends. Once the bar closed, we headed to a friends house to play card games and just hang out. So much fun, I'm truly blessed to still be close with my friends I grew up with! Anyways, here's my outfit from that day!

Black Jacket: A'Gaci
Cream Sweater: Old Navy
Floral Scarf: Walmart
Red Skinnies: Walmart
Black Boots: Target
Black Purse: NY&Co.
Gold Watch: Target
Little Gold Heart Necklace: Kohl's, LC|Lauren Conrad

My mamma's front porch was just the cutest! Our home was featured in our town's Christmas Historical Home Tour this year. (Our house is over 100 years old) So I had to get pictures taken on it at least once!

Do you guys do any shopping and/or returning the day after Christmas?

January 01, 2014

Blush & Sparkles

Happy New Year Y'all!

I don't know what it is, but the 1st day of a new year is so refreshing! Yeah everyone says "new year, new me", but there is some truth to that for anybody. Even though it's just a new day, it is the beginning to something new. I'm not one to make resolutions because those never stick. However, I have made a few goals for myself for 2014. I want to be in better health, not the I'm gonna lose weight and join a gym with the rest of 'em, but because I'm diabetic. I can always improve my eating and exercise routine to kick this diseases you know what! I also am hoping to go on a mission trip to Ecuador with my church. I have never left the country, so what better way for my first time? I also hope to get a new car by the end of the year. I'm still driving the car I got when I was 17!!! It was practically brand new when I got it and it's been everywhere and through everything with me so I will miss it, but it's time to let her go! I'm sure I'll come up with more but those 3 will do for now!

Now, on to my outfit from Christmas Day. This sweater is the prettiest blush pink and was a gift from my mom & step-dad. The necklace is just gorgeous and can't wait to style it with other outfits. It was a gift from my sister. We had our traditional Christmas morning breakfast of cinnamon rolls & coffee. We then sit and open our stockings. Then we move by the Christmas tree and open up our presents. Then in the afternoon we have Christmas with our stepsisters families and then our step-dad's side of the family. So here's a few pictures of what I wore.

Sweater & cami: Forever 21, gift
Jeans: Old Navy, old
Sparkly necklace: BaubleBar, gift
Nude ruffle flats: Target, old