February 11, 2014

Dress With Textured Tights

Ever have those days where you just feel like dressing up? Well, I do sometimes! I have the luxury of working from home so that means there is a lot of comfy attire that happens. This day, I decided I was actually going to get dolled-up! I wore this dress previously on Thanksgiving, you can see how I styled it, here. This time, I decided to pair it with mostly gray accessories instead of black. I love these textured tights. They are almost like a sweater material, so even though they expose a little skin, they are still warm. When I had to run errands for work, I topped off my outfit with my houndstooth coat. The silk scarf you see tied onto my purse was one of the things I inherited from my Grandma Shirley. It's too short to wear around my neck and I don't wear them on my head, so I decided to add a big bow accent to my purse. This was perfect and I love that it's still neutral and goes with anything!

Houndstooth Coat: JCP, gift
Teal Dress: H&M, $12.95
Gray Cardigan: Target, $17.99
Gray Textured Tights: Walmart (I think they are the George brand)
Gray Boots: Target, $29.99, old
Black Purse: NY&Co., $25, sale
Jewelry: Target, Forever 21, Kohl's
Silk scarf: gift

February 08, 2014

Initial Sweater & Statement Necklace

Hey y'all! Initials & monograms seem to be taking over the fashion world. This is one trend I definitely jumped on! I scored this "C" sweater at Old Navy for only $9.99! I wished it was available in a different color combination but I still liked this one enough that it came home with me. I paired this with dark skinny jeans, herringbone ruffled flats and a statement necklace. I wore this out to dinner and shopping a couple Friday nights ago. It was a sister date night! We ate at Olive Garden and then went to Home Goods and Target, two of our favorite stores!

Added a hot pink lip to go with my neon initial sweater! Love adding brights together!

"C" Sweater: Old Navy, $9.99, clearance
Dark Skinnies: ROSS, old
Herringbone Ruffled Flats: Target, $12.99, old
Statement Necklace: NY&C0., old

February 06, 2014

At Home Gel Manicures

Hi loves! So, my sister and I love getting gel manicures. We have many reasons why we love them! A few are that they last way longer than your typical manicure, they are very shiny, help grow out your nails and they are dry within seconds! However, they have gone up in price at the salons just within the last year. We decided to try out the Sally Hansen At-Home version. Just under $50 at Walmart! The kit came with a neutral, light pink color called "Shall We Dance". I also bought a bright red to try called "Red My Lips". Both colors are gorgeous! Also, they lasted just as long as when we got them done at the salon! So this baby is awesome and I can't wait to get more colors! Here's a couple pictures of my two at-home gel mani's!

Sally Hansen Gel Color "Shall We Dance". I was also wishing on Spring in a coral top from Old Navy & a floral scarf from Target.

Sally Hansen Gel Color "Red My Lips".

These pictures are both from my Instagram: Follow me @ corkyree :)

Have any of you tried an at-home gel manicure kit? If so, which brand have you used and do you recommend them? What are your favorite colors?

February 05, 2014

Another Year Older...

Hey y'all! It's already almost been a month since I posted last, oops! I thought I would be better at posting, but I've been pretty busy lately so blogging has had to take the back seat for the last few weeks. Anyways, I turned 26 on January 22. I was actually very depressed and not thrilled about this years birthday, but my family and friends made it wonderful and I didn't feel any different. Age is just a number, right? ;) My actual birthday was on a Wednesday, so I had work, but it was the best work day EVER! We started out with donuts and flavored coffee from Dunkin' Donuts for breakfast and Ali, my co-worker got me a card and flowers! We also went out for lunch at Dairy Queen! I know that doesn't seem like much but I love the chicken strip basket from there! For dinner, since my mama couldn't be here, my Aunt Christie made me lasagna and my uncle made me some oatmeal chocolate chip cookies for my dessert! They also got me two flower arrangements and money! My sister had gotten me a ticket to the Nashville Predators game the Monday before my birthday and also a monogrammed sweatshirt, that is oh so cute (I have a post for it coming soon!). My dad took me and my sisters out to dinner on Thursday to Cracker Barrel and then that night one of my best friends, Marcie, from San Antonio flew in for the weekend to celebrate my birthday! We had so much fun, as we always do! Her visit this time was shorter than usual but it was a spontaneous trip, but well worth it! Then this past weekend, my mama and grandma came down to visit. I'm very blessed with the family and friends God has placed in my life. I wouldn't trade it for anything! Here's a few pictures of it all!

At the Predators game!

The flowers Ali gave me!

Steph & I, front camera awesomeness... not!

Posing with my flowers!

Pink roses are so gorgeous!

This balloon hits me spot on! I do love to shop!

My sweet Aunt Christie! Love this woman! Again, front camera :\

My baby boy<3

Downtown birthday celebration!

My sweet mama!<3

White lace top: H&M, $17.95
Black/White Polka Dot Dress: H&M, $12.95
Navy Lace Top: LC|Lauren Conrad, Kohl's, gift

How is it February? This year is going by too fast already!