I have a confession. I always overpack. As in I go for a week but pack for three. I’m a planner by nature, so I always make lists weeks in advance and take clothes/shoes/toiletries so I’m covered for any situation. So, for our trip to Costa Rica, I’m trying to limit myself to a carry on (and I’ll split a checked bag with The Boy). Whilst browsing the latest L.L. Bean Signature catalog, I saw this adorable weekender (and this one, but it’s a little pricier) for $179.00. Now I just have to figure out how to get everything in this bag…
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Today’s Delight of the Day is a little uncharacteristic. I tend to choose classic pieces, but, occasionally, I like to shake things up. We’ve officially booked our trip to Costa Rica, so I’m on the hunt for lightweight and pretty dresses. This one from Oasap is less than $25, so how can you beat that? Plus, I think it’ll be perfect for the dog days of summer back home. If winter ever ends.
I’m so tired of this crummy cold weather that I think I’ve been ordering waaay too many clothes to compensate. I told myself I’d stop, but then I got an email from J.Crew that they’re having a 40% off spring sale! Scroll through below to see my favorite picks from the sale:
I’m literally dying over the Take a Bow skirt from Leanne Barlow, $130. Available in four colors with a giant (removable, but why would you ever do that?) bow and pockets, this gorgeous skirt has everything you could ever need. Easter outfit, anyone? Plus, you can feel good knowing your cute new purchase was Made in America!
With all the rain this weekend, there was lots and lots of time to shop online/binge on Netflix. One of my favorite finds? This adorable scallop dress from Loft. Regularly $89.50, Loft is offering 40% off, so this dress is only $53.70! Unreal. Since it’s still a little chilly, I’m thinking this would be paired best with a navy blazer and fun wedges, but just think of the springtime possibilities.
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While everyone else is getting to enjoy the first week of nice weather that we Northerners have seen in months, I’m stuck inside working on a project. Life is so cruel. (Kidding!) Now, of course I should be devoting all of my spare time to creating this database, butttt a girl has to daydream. And my daydreams consist of enjoying sunny days in pretty sundresses with springtime bags – just like the Lily Avenue Carrigan bag from Kate Spade. I love scalloped edges for spring (I think scalloped edges + tulips are the official mascots of spring, if you were wondering), and how gorgeous are the color options?
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With the arrival of Girl Scout cookies (+ the coldest winter of all time), I’ve definitely been slacking when it comes to working out. The Boy got me the cutest pair of sneakers because I was complaining about a lack of motivation, which got me thinking that a cute new workout wardrobe could do wonders. I scoured the web for some of my favorites (all to match my new shoes!) and thought I’d share. Now, if only I could find a workout I enjoy as much as these clothes!
Today’s Delight of the Day is Marley Lilly’s Monogrammed Scalloped Tote, on sale for $29.99. I love the mix of a casual, unstructured tote with polished scalloped edges! And at this price point, it’s kind of hard to think of a reason not to buy. I’d really love to pair it with a pretty new dress, so if winter could end, that’d be perfect.
Whilst browsing Brooks Brothers this weekend, I happened upon the J.W. Hulme Leather iPad Stand and fell madly in love. I currently have an adorable Lilly Pulitzer iPad case, but, to be completely honest, it started coming apart at the seams after a few weeks. It still functions, but I definitely can’t carry my iPad with me, or the case will lierally fall apart.
While I’m not sure I was looking to spend quite this much on a case, I have to say I’m very tempted. It’s a very handsome case that, with Brooks Brothers and J.W, Hulme behind it, will last a long time. With it’s classic look, it’s something that I could bring into a meeting at work for years to come (as opposed to my Lilly case, which sometimes gets those, “Oh, you young people and your colors!” comments from coworkers). So, J, if you’re reading this, this would be a perfect birthday gift
I recently got to test Crest’s new Pro Health HD two-step toothpaste system c/o BzzAgent, and I’m so excited to share my review with you! I drink a lot of coffee. A lot. So, needless to say, maintaining pearly whites takes quite a bit of work. I’ve been using Crest toothpaste and white strips for years, so I might be a little biased, but I think Crest’s products work best.
This new toothpaste system comes with two tubes – one with fluoride to clean your teeth and one with hydrogen peroxide to whiten them. You’re supposed to brush with tube one for a minute, then, without rinsing, brush with tube two for another minute. Even after the first time, I could tell my teeth were cleaner. Like that just-done-the-dentist clean. However, if I’m being completely honest, I’m too lazy to use this every single morning and night. It wasn’t like I used a timer, so I ended up brushing with both until my toothbrush buzzed after two minutes. This meant I spent four minutes each morning and night brushing my teeth, and I’m usually running too late for work in the morning to spend that much time brushing my teeth.
So the real test is how well it whitened my teeth. Like I said, I’ve used white strips several times because of how effective they are. My teeth are super sensitive, though, so I tend to only use them for a few days, take a month break, then use them again. This toothpaste is great in that it doesn’t bother my teeth like the strips at all. The downside is that it doesn’t whiten as quickly. I’ve included before and after pictures (both without filters) from my one-week trial. As you can tell, there’s definitely a difference. It’s not huge, but it’s way better than any other toothpaste I’ve ever tried.
Overall, I’d say that if you have sensitive teeth, this toothpaste is a great way to mimic the results of white strips without the pain. I also think that using white strips super often is bad for your enamel, so using this is a great alternative in the interim. Just keep in mind that it won’t whiten your teeth in one day like the strips, and I think you’ll be very pleased!