Loving Lately–February

Hello and welcome back!

This month’s edition of Loving Lately is all about the beauty products!

Beauty Faves
 

NYX cosmetics make a lot of great, affordable products. The Butter Gloss is unbeatable in my opinion. Tiramisu is my favorite shade but I own at least 6 of them! I picked the Brow Gel up at Ulta a few weeks ago and it is my favorite brow product! I use an angled MAC brush to apply it and it stays all day! I don’t even need to use clear gel to set it—it’s waterproof and smudgeproof so it doesn’t come off until I take it off.

Winter weather is hard on skin, but my lips really suffer. To keep them looking fresh and healthy, I use a lip scrub twice a week. Lipstick or gloss just doesn’t look good on chapped lips and it doesn’t feel good either, so keep them in tip top shape!

The Body Shop’s tea tree oil mask is a staple year-round for me. My skin feels really clean after I use it.

I got Bath & Body Works A Thousand Wishes for Christmas and I love this sweet scent. (The packaging is pretty too!)

Winter time is CND Shellac time for my nails—I wash my hands constantly and my nails get brittle and break down. I love how strong it makes them feel!

What products are you loving lately?

xo, dCv

Weekend In Review

Hello! Happy Monday!

(if there is such a thing)

I had a wonderful weekend and I hope you all did too! My sister came to visit and as usual we had a blast! We tried out Zoe’s Kitchen (yum!), did some shopping, and got pedicures together.

Zoe's Kitchen-- She got chicken with orzo pasta, I had the chicken kabobs

Zoe’s Kitchen– She got chicken with orzo pasta, I had the chicken kabobs

When we started thinking about what to have for lunch on Saturday, my sister’s only request was that it be healthy. My husband suggested Zoe’s Kitchen and it was wonderful! They do healthy Mediterranean style food, only it’s fast! I think these locations are franchises and I’m so glad I tried it out! That’s one app I’ll be using often!

Pedicures--a necessity.

Pedicures–a necessity.

After a healthy dose of retail therapy, it was time to treat our feet! We emerged sandal-ready, even though it was about 30 degrees outside. Sunday warmed up significantly and we were able to enjoy our salads outside and fit in a walk around the neighborhood before she had to pack up her car and hit the road.

As always, I hated to see Sara leave. If only we had enjoyed each other’s company this much when we actually lived in the same house ! I guess a lot of siblings probably feel that way.

I’m going to let the fun times and new memories made carry me through this work week! Have a great week everyone!

xo, dCv

 

Workin’ for the weekend

Hello all! Hope your week is going great!

It’s been a while since I posted a wear-to-work outfit. I’m kind of in “uniform” mode, meaning I keep wearing the same things over and over so I don’t have to plan it out or think too hard before I’ve had my coffee. It’s been cold and pretty dark and dreary lately, so an outfit with a little punch of color is just what I need to get going!

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Pants, Express; Blouse, The Limited; Blazer, H&M; Belt, Tory Burch; Pumps, Nine West; Satchel, J. Crew Factory

Pants, Express; Blouse, The Limited; Blazer, H&M; Belt, Tory Burch; Pumps, Nine West; Satchel, J. Crew Factory

I often buy blouses and jackets from the Petites section of stores, because, well, I’m short. I’m 5’3, but my legs are average length which means my torso is short. Petites often offer a better fit so my blouses don’t look like tunics. I caught this Ashton blouse on sale at The Limited and ordered it online a few weeks ago. I had been meaning to try out their Petite line, but since it’s online-only I just never got around to it. I have to say that I really like this Ashton blouse! The fit is great and it comes in tons of colors!

What are you wearing to work lately?

xo, dCv

 

Pin-Spired

Hello all and welcome back!

I’m back today with another Pinterest-inspired outfit. This pin has been on my “Fall/Winter Fashion” board for a while.

via Pinterest (J. Crew)

via Pinterest (J. Crew)

Pinterest really helps me shop my own closet. When I’m drawing a blank about what to wear, I refer back to my Pinterest boards, pick something, and then do my best to re-assemble the look or one like it; it is usually not exactly the same as what I’ve pinned.  This one is pretty close, but I didn’t have a maroon pencil skirt so I substituted pants.

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Vest, chambray button-down, satchel, and pumps, J.Crew Factory;Pants, New York & Company.

 

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imageThis gray leather bag is also from J. Crew Factory and I’ve been pleasantly surprised with how much the gray goes with! I purposely bought a smaller bag in an effort to “lighten the load” on my shoulder and back (I tend to carry my whole life in a bag if it’s big enough!)

What has you “Pin-Spired” lately?

Xo, dCv

Weekend Inspiration

Hello all and welcome back!

I’ve been feeling antsy this past week, wanting some instant gratification on something I’m working on. I like having a plan, sticking to it, and getting the result I want. But life just doesn’t work that way! And I for one can honestly THANK GOD that some of my plans didn’t work out in the past! If they had, I would have really missed out on something even better.

via Pinterest

via Pinterest

 I know God’s plan is better than anything I could ever come up with even on my best day, so I’ll do my best to sit tight and enjoy the moment where I am. This is not easy!  The right thing will happen at the right time.

Happy Weekend to you all!

xo, dCv

Valentine’s Day–For the Guys

Welcome back!

I wouldn’t leave you hanging without a gift guide for the gentleman in your life! Men can be tough to shop for. There are only so many power tools one garage can hold! Here are a few ideas:

Valentine's Day gift ideas
 

I know my husband would really like the whiskey decanter! A subscription to a magazine you know he reads is a great surprise.Who can resist the heart print boxers? They’re a steal!

 

What are you giving the man in your life this February 14th?

xo, dCv

Valentine’s Day

Hello all!
It’s that time of year again–Valentine’s Day!

I rounded up a few cute things in case you’re in need of some ideas!

Valentine's Day
 

I don’t expect anything extravagant for V-Day, but a small token of affection is always welcome! I especially like the card that says “I hate everyone but you”. My husband would love it!

What are you hoping to get this Valentine’s Day?

xo, dCv

Weekend Inspiration

Happy Sunday!

I hope you’re having a wonderful weekend. The past few weeks have been pretty scary for our world. Terrorist attacks, cyber hacks, hostages, uncertain alliances–I never know what I’m going to see next when I turn on the news (probably why so many people don’t watch). It often feels so out of control and I find myself really depressed and powerless.

Via Pinterest

Via Pinterest

This verse is so powerful to me. It is hard to “be still” in our world, but it helps me to remember who is really in control.

See you all next week!

xo, dCv

Loving Lately–January

Hello all and welcome back!!

Hope you’re all having a fabulous week! I don’t know about you guys, but January is a tough month for me–the holidays and time off work are both over, it’s cold and bleak, and spring seems far away. It’s the little things that put some pep back in my step, and  I wanted to share a few things I am currently loving!

Jan faves
 

1) These simple gold bar earrings– I bought a similar pair at Banana Republic Factory last week and they are a nice change from studs. I love the small and simple trend!

2) Crabtree & Evelyn hand cream– my sister gave me a beautiful boxed set with different scents for Christmas and I love how fresh the lavender one smells!

3)These pretty print J. Crew Factory flats combine two things I love–florals and bows!

4) Look at this wonderful pink tote from Target! I’ve been looking for the right pink because all of the “blush” that’s out there isn’t really my favorite. This fits the bill! Can’t believe it’s from Target!

5) I love stationary, notebooks and blank notecards. I keep a journal and this gold is too pretty to pass up!

6) Essie nail polish in Ladylike–I found this polish in my drawer and can’t believe I haven’t worn it more! It’s a mauve-lavender and a nice neutral. I think it’s discontinued but still available on Amazon!

 

What are you loving right now?

xo, dCv

 

Pin-Spired

Hey y’all! Welcome back!

Hope your week is off to a great start!

If you’re anything like me, you spend hours on Pinterest. I just find so much inspiration! I’m constantly pinning outfits I want to re-create, crafts I want to make, and recipes to try.

Lots of camouflage pants have recently been making their way through my home feed. Like this:

via Pinterest

via Pinterest

via Pinterest

via Pinterest

via Pinterest

via Pinterest

Despite growing up surrounded by camo, I didn’t actually own any of my own until this past year. I bought a pair of camouflage pants on a whim last year at Loft but had only worn them once. I’ve been trying to wear more of the things that hide in the back of my closet, so here goes!

Pants, Loft; Button down, Ann Taylor; Sweatshirt, Old Navy; Pumps, Nine West; bag, Express; Sunglasses, Tory Burch

Pants, Loft; Button down, Ann Taylor; Sweatshirt, Old Navy; Pumps, Nine West; bag, Express; Sunglasses, Tory Burch

While I liked to casualness of the pins I wanted to take these up a notch, so I dressed them up with a button down, pumps, and a structured bag.

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I could get away with wearing this to work because my office is fairly casual. I’ve seen a few camo pencil skirts, and those would be cute too!

Hope you’re all having a good week!

See you soon!

xo, dCv