Monday, November 26, 2012

Sequence Sequin

Hello loveleigh's! Hope everyone had a good Thanksgiving!!

I have been finding lots of bargains lately and haven't posted any!!! Sometimes I don't have time. Sometimes I don't feel like taking lots of pics to post. Sometimes I simply don't want to write out a whole blog post!! ha!! While I do plan to keep blogging about my finds, I've also decided to have an Instagram for my blog finds as well! That way, I can just snap a quick pic and include the price and place and then you can come here to find out more info!

So if you have Instagram - follow me!!
Instagram Name: Loveleighshopaholicconfessions

So I was browsing on and came across this sequin skirt for....$9.97 at NORDSTROM!!

I figure this would be perfect for the upcoming holidays/Christmas parties!! And for $9.97 (and FREE SHIPPING!) you can't beat it!!

$9.97 at Nordstrom

I will post pics of this when I wear it to one of the Christmas parties we are going to!

Don't forget to follow me on Instagram and have a loveleigh day everyone!!

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Thirty Three For Four at Target

Hello loveleigh's!

I went to Target a few days ago. (Shocker, I know). It had been awhile (a week or longer) since I'd browsed the clearance and even longer since I had been to the one by my work (which is one of my fav Targets) so I went on my lunch break for a quick fix. Here are my findings! (*Keep in mind that more often than not things are always cheaper in store than online, which is the case here!!)

in Cosmo Pink 
This is a very see thru knit sweater that is 3/4 sleeves. (You'll need to wear a cami under...personally, I would wear something either the same color or a darker color, otherwise the cami stands out more rather than blends in.)

I really, really like this dress! Besides the price, it fit me perfectly, the fabric is silky, it has a fun zipper up the back has pockets!!! I love, Love, LOVE dresses with pockets!! I probably won't wear this for a while since it's more of a spring/summer dress but it's fun to buy something and save it and then when that season rolls you already have something waiting for you!

in Dark Heather Grey

A oh-so-versatile skirt for $5 and change. Need I say more?


I've been wanting a little more leopard in my life! (I now have 3 pairs of leopard for each type of weather...sandals for hot weater, flats for in-between weather and ankle boots for cold weather!) You can never be too prepared :) ha!!

Those are my findings from that trip to Target...there's been another trip since then to a different Target with more findings!! I'll post those later this week! ;)

Have a loveleigh day!

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Trick or Yummy Treats

Happy Halloween loveleigh's!

As you all know, I love fall. When I was at Target a few weeks ago I walked by the cookie section and these caught my eye.

Gingerbread Spice Cookies. They sounded yummy so I figured I would give them a try. Doesn't hurt that they are all natural too!

First, they are super easy to make-they are premade/precut and come with a sugar packet inside. All you have to do is roll each one in the sugar and then put on a baking sheet and pop in the oven as directed. In about 10 minutes your house will smell heavenly and you'll have fall in cookie form.

Of course though, taste is the actual test. Store bought cookie dough can occassionally be pretty good.

Pretty Good does not describe these cookies. At all. THESE. COOKIES. ARE. AMAZING. I could seriously eat the whole batch at once (which is 24 cookies) I haven't done that (yet). One day I took 2 to work with me and was seriously disappointed because 2 is definitely not enough. You need to eat 4. At least. They keep running out of them at Target, so when I see them I stock up. I currently have 3 packages in my fridge right now. They say Limited Edition on the package but their website says they are available all year due to customer requests (SEE, I'm not the only one who loves them!). I hope the website is right because I might go into full panic mode if I can't have them anymore. I might be slightly obsessed.

Since I was so obsessed impressed by these cookies, I went to their website and told them! To my surprise a few days later I got this in the mail!

A HANDWRITTEN card (and a coupon!) :) This company has definitely won me over!!

So, for those of you who haven't tried these, go to their website or like them on Facebook (or both!), learn a bit about their company (they support things like art and children's cancer research!), find the nearest store to you that sells them (in my area - Target and Whole Foods) and try these delicious morsels ASAP!

Since it is Halloween, I wore black with a pop of orange today (this is as festive as I will get!)

Tonight we are going to see one of our all time favorite movies, The Young Frankenstein! We own this movie and watch it all the time but it's playing at the theater tonight so it'll be fun to see it on the big screen :) I plan on stopping by Starbucks on the way and getting a Pumpkin Spice Frappuccino (since I don't like hot drinks). Sounds like a perfect Halloween to me! (If you haven't guessed the hubby and I aren't super into Halloween!) :)

Have a loveleigh Halloween everyone!!

Friday, October 19, 2012

Bald Head Island Fashion

Hello loveleigh's!!

We got back late Monday night from our wonderful vacation to North Carolina! As I mentioned in my previous post my hubby's cousin got married on Bald Head Island! We rented a condo with my in-laws (and yes, I DO like my in-laws!) and spent our time exploring the island on golf carts and bikes! The weather could not have been more perfect while we were there!!

Of course, I tried to look practically fashionable while there! :)

Waiting for the Ferry to Come Take us to the Island!

Since we were had some time I had the hubby take pics of my outfit! :)

Off The Shoulder Sweater: Target (Got it over the summer for around $7!) It's sooo comfy and soft!
Skinnies: Forever 21 ($10)
Boots: Target (got in 2009 for $8!!)
Pink Bubble Necklace: Ebay ($14)
Purse: Betsey Johnson (got in 2009)

Finally on the island and ready to explore on our golf cart! (Note: Please ignore me in the above pic - ha!) :)
(Side Note: So, in our rental agreement for our condo it mentioned the golf carts and about towing and it being your own expense if you have to have one towed [they were referring to if you forget to charge the battery] but I thought it was funny and thought who would need their GOLF CART TOWED?! Of course, ours breaks down and you guessed it - WE HAD TO HAVE IT TOWED!!! I'm convinced this happen only because I thought the idea was so funny!! [And NO we didn't have to pay because it wasn't our fault and they fixed it in about an hour!] :)

There was a SERIOUS Croquet Tournament going on while we were there. Have you ever watched Croquet? It's like watching golf...or fishing...but even more quiet...and everyone is dressed in white.

Old Baldy in the background.

Riding to Old Baldy on our bicycles!

Biking on the island! (Note: I hadn't been on a bicycle in probably 16 years!!!)
Pondering the meaning of life...or my next outfit.
Biking Attire:
Purple Tunic "Sweatshirt"-H&M (old)
Scarf: Forever 21
Black Leggings: Forever 21
Gray Suede Flat Knee-High Boots: Target

Walking on the beach...this lasted all of about 3 minutes. It was SUPER windy!!

So go figure...the whole reason we went to NC was for the wedding and we forgot to take pics!! ha!! My father-in-law does photography on the side so here are a few pics of us that he got!

Glad I wore sleeves since it did get chilly outside at the reception. In certain light the color did/does look a little different but I don't think anyone really noticed!

I don't really dance....the pic above is a good example of why!

Riding back to the mainland on the boat! (Excuse my hair in this pic!)

Fun shot of my Hubby's Aunt & Uncle's House. Para Para Paradise.

Walking in downtown Wilmington on our last day there. Isn't that necklace amazing?! More on that to come next week!!!!

We had an amazing time!!!

An another note, I got an email from HauteLook today offering Nordstrom's 12 Favorite Mascara's for $24! (A $110 value) They are all small/mini sized (0.16 fl oz or smaller) BUT you get 12 (all different brands!) and a really cute blue and white striped bag. Shipping is $5.95 so it would be $29.95...that's about $3 per mascara and then you get the bag for free :) Stuff like this is fun because it lets you try different brands (and most of these you would pay $15-$30 for 1 full size tube!) These would also make great stocking stuffers or gifts for Christmas!!

Have a loveleigh weekend!!

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

It's a Nice Day for a Fall Wedding

Hello loveleigh's!

My hubby's cousin is getting married this month on Bald Head Island in North Carolina! Of course, one of my first thought's was....what am I going to wear?!?! I've  honestly been a little fashion stressed about it! ha!! While I LOVE fall and it is hands down my favorite season, sometimes it can be a little difficult to dress for...especially when it comes to weddings! Most of my dresses (and most dressy-dresses out there) are made for warmer weather and the "warmer" dresses are usually too casual (i.e. sweater dresses) or I just don't like them.

I've been checking the weather there and it's still in the 70's during the day but in the 50's at night. Both the wedding AND reception are outside and in the evening. While I most definitely want to look cute, I also don't want to be cold and miserable!! I tried looking for a new dress (I LOVE the look of a long sleeved shift dress...think like Mod 1960's inspiration....but as you know, me and shopping for something specific don't mix.) So, shopping in my closet it is! I tried on all potential dresses with ways to "warm them up" (i.e. cardigans, scarves as wraps, lace hose, tights, etc.). I honestly usually wear black to weddings..mainly because it's simple and I just don't think you can ever go wrong with it. However, I just wasn't really feeling it for this wedding.

I have this purple dress I got at Wet Seal a few years ago for super cheap ($10 I think?). I actually wore it to a Spring wedding in 2009 but I still really like it.

I happen to have a long sleeved shirt in the exact same shade of purple as this, I threw the dress on over the shirt and showed my hubby. He said, "See you have that long sleeved dress!" The only part of the shirt that shows is the sleeves so it really does look like it's part of the dress! Instant long sleeved dress!

I tried it on with black tights and black heels and it looked okay but not my fav. The dress isn't super short so I think I'm willing to sacrifice my legs being cold so I can wear my sparkly heels!

I'll wear my purple jeweled bracelet that is similar to this one, some fun sparkly earrings and a pretty ring! (still deciding on the earrings and ring...since this is a statement bracelet I don't want to go overboard on the ring!)

I'll complete the look with some some pretty deep plum eyeshadow (think smoky eye) and a dark, dark purple polish (Eiffel For This Color by OPI).

Voila! I'm set! Now if we can just figure out what my hubby is going to wear....sometimes having 2 fashion conscience people in the same house can be challenging! ha!! :)

Have a loveleigh day everyone!

Friday, September 28, 2012

8, 29 & Chicago

Hello loveleigh's!

Well a lot has changed since I last posted - I am now 29 and have been married 8 years! :) Our anniversary was on Monday and my birthday was on Wednesday!

We went to Chicago (one of our favorite city's!) over the weekend for a little getaway. It was perfect fall weather there! I definitely wore my boots the entire time! :)

First off, we stayed at the coolest hotel! It's a new hotel downtown called Acme Hotel Company. The location really was absolutely perfect and convenient to everything!! The price was good and it was a really fun hotel! We will definitely be staying here again and recommend it! Here's some pics!

The sign outside

This was right after you walk in. Their restaurant is not ready yet so they had a FREE breakfast buffet each morning in this room!

Fun staircase.

Room Key.

Our Room - King Bed

Wall Decor!

Bathroom Decor - Red Light Up Lips!

I'm always a sucker for the free bath products! :)

Each morning they will deliver coffee for FREE to your room! You request a time the night before then they deliver it to your door at that time. They simply knock once and leave it! You don't have to worry about answering the door or tipping!

So they had these fun little chalkboards on the outside of each door and a piece of chalk right when you walk in the room. Apparently the people staying in the bottom right room had too much to drink the night before!

Me leaving a message before we left saying thanks for the great stay!
(This outfit is similar to the 2nd outfit in my previous post except I did silver jewelry, tan boots and a denim jacket instead of a navy one)

Me reading the instruction manual ;)
I mainly posted this pic since I forgot to take pics of my outfit! It's similar to the 4th outfit in my last post except I did gold jewelry, tan boots and my sweater is a cardigan with ruffles instead of a normal sweater :)

After we got checked into our hotel we went and had a late lunch/early dinner (it was around 3:30 by this time and we were starving!) We always go to Giordano's for some yummy Chicago deep dish pizza!!



Sunday we spent the afternoon at Navy Pier (Tip: There is a free trolly that runs from downtown to Navy Pier and back...we took advantage of this!). Even though we've been back to Chicago almost every year, we haven't been back to Navy Pier since our engagement! I was amazed at how different it was! No, I don't think it had really changed all that much but when we got engaged it was night time, snowing and November! Needless to say, Navy Pier was quite deserted then! However, on a beautiful, sunny, crisp fall Sunday afternoon the place was busy! It was a whole different experience! We walked around for a bit and then role the Ferris Wheel, Swings Ride and played a round of miniature golf! My hubby won....he got 3 hole in 1's!! (I only got 1!)

I got in a few shots of my outfit! You can't tell, but I also have on 2 long sleeved shirts and a tank top under my cardigan! It was cooler than I thought!

Cardigan: Love Culture
Jeans: Forever 21
Basic Long Sleeved White Shirt: Kohl's
Boots: Target (Old)
Scarf: Charming Charlie
Purse: Louis Vuitton

How fun is this pic? It look like a postcard or a vintage photo!

I really want to go out to that lighthouse and explore!

Monday afternoon we headed back home...via train! This is the 2nd time we have done a train ride back instead of flying and we love it!! (Though we got an amazing deal on our plane tickets-it was only $98 for us to fly to Chicago...yes that is the total for BOTH of us...thanks Southwest and your sale you had back in the summer!!) It obviously takes quite a bit longer than a plane, but it's so relaxing! We ate some snacks, took a nap, and read! (Confession: I love re-reading some of my favorite books from childhood and may or may not have read some on the train!)

Union Station in Chicago

Getting on the Train

Union Station Back Home

Chicago is ALWAYS a great trip! While we did walk around and shop...I actually DIDN'T buy anything!!! (I NEVER thought I would say I went to Chicago and didn't buy anything!!) No, I wasn't sick. Yes, I had money to shop with. I just honestly didn't see anything I really wanted! Crazy I know!! When we first started going to Chicago they had several stores that we didn't (i.e. H&M, Nordstrom Rack and yes, even Forever 21....keep in mind we started going there 9 years ago...and we didn't have a Forever 21 then!!) Now we have all of those...while I still love to go and shop, it isn't quite as big of a deal now :)

If you've never been to Chicago, I highly recommend it! It's such a fun city with tons to do!

Have a loveleigh weekend everyone!!