Tag Archives: Shopping

Sample Source Unboxing

11 Nov

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Last year I had a bit of an obsession with beauty boxes. I was subscribed to a few and ended up with a stockpile of  samples that are currently sitting underneath my bathroom sink unused. Yet, I cannot resist having a box delivered to my house. Beauty boxes were fairly expensive monthly subscriptions, so when I discovered companies like Sample Source which sends free sample boxes of household products I was sold.

I received two nearly identical boxes – one was sent to my house and the other to my parent’s house.

Box #1: 

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Basmati Minute Rice, Breath Right Strips (2), Snuggle Exhilarations (Wild Orchid & Vanilla Kiss), Sunlight Oxi Action, Sunlight Triple Clean Packs (2), Finish Quantum (2), Colgate Sensitive Pro-Relief Toothpaste, Icebreakers Frost, Tetley Cinnamon Spice Tea, Harvest Crunch Quinoa Granola Bar

 

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I received 2 of each and gave them to my dad and brother.

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Box 2:

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Schick Hydro 5, Minute Maid Jasmine Rice, Tetley Green Tea

Overall, I am very happy with what I received and will most likely use almost everything. If you enjoy trying out new household products, I highly suggest signing up for Sample Source.

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Casual Fridays

25 Oct
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DKNY Jacket, Forever 21 Sweater, Forever 21 Shirt, AllSaints Jeans, Coach Bag, Mason Scotch Flats, Jewelry from Italy

I have a confession: I detest jeans.

I used to be unable to live without them and collected an embarrassing amount throughout the years. This all changed once I went on an extended trip to Europe and decided only to bring a carryon (more about that later). Jeans were too bulky to pack so I decided to forgo jeans and relied on leggings and dresses.

Fridays in the office is deemed casual and EVERYBODY dons their denim. At first I would wear my take on a “casual” dress, but I would get called out for being “too fancy”. Alas being the newbie, I was forced to conform. Luckily, I have found the BEST jeans at AllSaints that are both stylish and comfortable. Paired with a polka dot sweater and crisp white shirt with a leather collar I was all prepared to take on what I would consider “smart” casual attire.

Photo Cred: Vida

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Lace & Leather

21 Oct
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Danier Jacket, Navy Dress, Calzedonia Tights, Forever 21 Necklace, Stuart Weitzman Heels, Kate Spade Bag

The gala for Chloe Magazine was the first fashion event I have ever attended. I spent all day agonizing over what to wear. Last Fall/Winter, I spent time in Europe where I had a home base in London. Once I did all the touristy things, I spent my days shopping and practically lived at the Oxford Circus Topshop. There, in the boutique section, I found the most magnificent lace dress (okay top) from Navy. I decided to wear it with a pair of black tights, my Stuart Weitzman pumps, leather jacket, and statement necklace.

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Taking Care of Business

15 Oct
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DKNY Trousers, DKNY Shirt, Tahari Blazer, Kate Spade Purse, Stuart Weitzman Pumps, Forever 21 Necklace, Armani Sunglasses

It’s always a challenge attempting to stay young and vibrant with a business casual dress code. To add a little edge to an otherwise standard office uniform, I paired skinny trousers with a classic white shirt, studded blazer, and a mint statement necklace. During lunch, Vida, from Made in Tdot, and I decided to have an impromptu photo shoot at College Park.

Photo Cred: Vida

Taken On: iPhone 5 & iPhone 4s

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As always, keeping it classy.