Sunday, October 7, 2012

Chilly, Lazy Sunday... Cold Weather Wishlist

So I'm waiting for James to get back from Texas (if he wasn't killed by an angry UT fan after the game last night-- Go Mountaineers!)...

I'm sitting still in my PJs, not wanting to get dressed because its so cold in here! I've been thinking about my cold weather wishlist and I thought I'd share it.

Um yes! This is the coat I have been waiting for my entire life. The Belted Wrap Coat from Michael by Michael Kors, its perfection. So classy and timeless, it looks like something Olivia Pope would wear on Scandal.
I am totally digging hunter green this fall like the purse I posted about here.
This Lucca Couture Metallic Icicle Sweater makes me want to drink some spiced punch at a Christmas party! This would look so cute with anything from jeans to a skater skirt and metallic tights.
I am such a sucker for tweed and these Tweed as Can Be booties are a cute, less expected way to wear this fall and winter-y fabric. And a bonus: unlike some booties with flat soles that let you slip and slide, these babies have treaded soles so you can stand up to ice.
I'll have more posts to follow up on what else I want, I'm sure. What do you think so far?
xoxo Cassidy

Friday, October 5, 2012

Cheers to the freakin' weekend!

SO I did not post this, but I quit at the Ronald McDonald House- my last day was last Wednesday. The good news is that I got a new job as a marketing representative for a restaurant in my town. I feel a little weird posting the name because it is a chain, and they are really big into marketing- I wouldn't want it to conflict with what I post on here. Its a relatively small chain in the south and here, its Mediterranean food... YUM! I think there are only like 25ish stores open, but its growing.

That rambling paragraph had a purpose though: to say I am exhausted! I worked 8-4 every day this week (8-5 Monday) and park of my job requires me to run food and touch tables during lunch. JEEZY PETE!

BUT, this weekend is the WVU/ TX game in Austin, and James decided to go so I HAVE THE APARMENT TO MYSELF! Usually I wouldn't be so happy about this, but I am so tired and my feet hurt and I just want to relax.

I bought some Healthy Choice meals, a pint of Extreme Moose Tracks and I have some mini bottles of Barefoot Moscato handy (I went to a wedding last weekend). I am going to watch NCIS, New Girl and Scandal to my heart's delight!

I'm happy as a clam...

Heathly Choice Greek Frozen Yogurt in Vanilla Bean... I highly recommend
I got off of work at 4, went to Kroger and don't plan on leaving my apartment for as long as possible!

So I thought I would post something lounge-y related... Have you checked out the Cosmopolitan line for JC Penney? I have! It is so awesome! I am frickin' OBSESSED... (I'm using a lot of all caps statements today and I'm not sure why- bear with me, folks, I'm losing my marbles).

This is my fave loungewear outfit from the (extremely affordable) collection... The caridgan retails for $22 and the harem pants for $18!!

The collection is awesome because it contains the thing that women truely love to buy: lingerie, shoes and purses!

Words cannot describe my obsession with this shoe... I would make love to it if I could. When my next paycheck comes in I might have to buy these in nude and black, and for $37 how could I not?

I am also a totaly smitten kitten for this hunter green bag from the collection. Its only $60, but it looks expensive!

I am now going to kick back and relax!!!

What do you think of the new Cosmo collection for JCP? Any weekend plans more interesting than mine?

xoxo Cassidy

Monday, October 1, 2012

My skincare routine

I have a old and new staples that make my pre-makeup routine tick, all of which I've actually gotten at the drug store or stores like Target. These are the products I buy time after time and don't plan on switching up any time soon, I am much more experimental with other products. Here they are:


St. Ives Collagen Elastin Facial Moisturizer- This stuff is great! I only use it as a night cream because it doesn't have any SPF, but its amazing. First, it comes in that HUGE container. Mine has lasted me almost a year with my boyfriend using some too. (Some people don't like big open containers because of bacteria... that doesn't bother me, but I do ration it into smaller containers for easier use).

I don't really have many wrinkles, I am only 22 and don't venture into the sun without a sun hat and SPF 1000, but I like to think that I am preventing them. There is one (possible) con, which is the smell. It smells like crushed up leaves- it doesn't bother me, but it isn't my favorite scent.


Dr. Bronner's Magic Soap- We currently have the Peppermint and Unscented bars and the Eucalyptus and Almond liquid soaps (OBSESSED). All of my life I only used Dove soap until I used my James's Dr. Bronner's last year- he swears by almond. I am a convert, I love them all. They make me feel so clean without all of the nasty chemicals other soaps use, and they have such interesting packaging, a little cult-like though.

Tom's of Maine Natural Deodorant- I can't really go on and on about deodorant, but I can say that I do not use anti-perspirant. Since switching to this type I feel healthier, is that weird? I feel like a little extra sweat is better than actual health complications later in life. Bonus: this stuff smells good too!

Bio-Oil Have you ever tried this stuff? I don't know how well it works on scars/ stretch marks because I don't use it in the same place twice in one day, but this stuff rocks! I use it all over my body, even on my face. I have an oily face, but in the winter when it gets dry in parts, Bio-Oil really does the trick! Like the St. Ives it has a weird, herb-y smell, but its not over powering or gross.

Do you have any staples you can't live without?

xoxo Cassidy

Sunday, September 16, 2012


I love books (as you can see in my book-themed post here). I love to read. I try to read every day and end up reading a few books per month. If you have a Kindle/ Nook/ etc. and are looking for a cheap book series that will keep you interested I would suggest Connie Shelton's Charlie Parker mystery series. These books are a little dated (they start out in the mid 90s and work their way to present day), but they are funny/ witty/ easy to read/ exciting. I bought the first book for my Kindle because it was free and I was bore, but now I am addicted.

Charlie Parker is a woman who is the accountant for her brother's PI firm, but she ends up finding mysteries that need she needs to solve in every book. Everywhere Charlie goes a case follows.

There are a lot of books in the series and I keep rushing through them. The books are $4.99 each, and it is totally worth it! You should check them out!

Do you have any favorite book series?

xoxo Cassidy

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Fall is so close I can almost taste it!!

There is a chill in the air that makes me so happy! It makes me want to curl up in a big sweater with a book and a cup of coco. However I think that it will be a few weeks before that I can actually live out my fall fantasies.

Here is a Chili Hot Chocolate recipe I am dying to try!

Stock Photo
What are you most excited about doing this fall?

xoxo Cassidy

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

What I am craving now...

First of all, GREAT NEWS! The Definition of Darling wallet is back in stock! I ordered it within minutes of getting the email. It shipped today and I'm so excited to get it. I'm just hoping it wont be as huge as it seems like it will be, its 8 inches long!!
The Definition of Darling Wallet | Mod Retro Vintage Wallets | 

Now to a list of things I'm presently craving!

Hanging Tuft Jacket     
This Hanging Tuft Jacket by BB Dakota at Modcloth is adorable! I love the shawl collar and the tie detail, it would be a perfect piece for the upcoming fall weather.

I also love the Naturalizer Haberton Boots. They would be very comfortable, but they are also so cute! The cut-out would be perfect with some opaque black tights... which would look adorable with a sweater dress. Sometimes shoes made by brands that strive to be comfortable can look matronly, but the toe on this shoe makes it look very young.

BDG Printed Cigarette High Rise Jean

These BDG Printed Cigarette High Rise Jeans are too cute! I love the red color for fall, and the horse print is subtle, but so perfect. Its kind of like a graphic tee for your legs.

What do you crave this fall?

xoxo Cassidy

Tuesday, August 28, 2012


I am obsessed with lip color, but I rarely wear more than balm (specifically Burt's Bees anything). I found a really fun way to wear color on my lips that doesn't dry them out like others and also smells delish! I also love the packaging, it looks so fancy!

L'Oreal Paris Colour Riche Balm is amazeballs! Its a little shear, but they came out with one that is more pigmented, Colour Riche Caresse. However, this is my fave.

Isn't my picture fancy? That's what poor lighting and cheap camera affects can do for you!

Back to work.... More on my job later.

xoxo Cassidy