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Family trip, day 1

Dec 27, 2015

A treat to beat the heat :)




Love that the Christmas decor is still everywhere!
The best gift shop I've ever been in.

Disney nails ❤️

We are having a blast on this trip! The weather today was perfect and I can't wait to go to the parks in a couple days :) There's something about Christmas decorations mixed with Disney magic & warm sunshine that is just singing to my soul <3








Winter Boho

Dec 26, 2015






Shoes, TJ Maxx, Similar here | Jeans, Express | Bag, Gucci | Vest, old. Similar Here & Here | Blouse, Forever 21 & love this one | Earrings, Gorjana

I hope everyone had a lovely Christmas with their families! I love the holidays, as I've said a million times! haha. We had so many gatherings to go to, we even hosted Christmas Eve dinner at our house. It was weird with it being in the 70s, NC is usually so much cooler this time of year- it kind of threw everyone's spirit off a bit. 

I wore this out a few weekends ago, it was warmer out but I still wanted to dress for the season. The thin blouse and vest weren't too much for the temperature and the mules were the perfect shoe for the look :) Do anyone else's pets know when they are packing for a trip? I swear my dogs get depressed when I start filling up a suitcase. They will just stare with sad eyes and it breaks my heart! I wish I could take them everywhere with me! (Crazy dog lady, I'm aware haha.)

xoxo



Bow & Plaid

Dec 21, 2015








Coat, Rosewe (wearing size small) | Booties, Target | Bag, Givenchy | Dress, old H&M. Similar Here | Bracelet, David

So Kate Spade makes a jacket verrry similar to the one above just about every year. And every year I obsess over it, but the price always keeps me away. Ha. I was so excited to run across this one for $40! I love how light weight it is (especially considering the warm winter we have been having) and I love that it can be paired with a dress and also a cute sweater and jeans. Can't wait to wear it to work with jeans later this week!

Usually weekends seem to fly by but this one seems like it was extra long. I guess because I was trying to cram everything I needed to get done into two days. I did get a lot done but I still have tons to do before Thursday and Friday! At least the house is clean though :)

xoxo





Holiday Sparkle

Dec 14, 2015








Sequin Leggings, old boutique find. Similar here & here | Bag, Gucci | Sweater, old. Similar here | Pumps, Nine West

I feel like this weekend has been non-stop! My sister was with me like all weekend, so we had a blast going to get pedis and Mexican Food and late night McD's runs. I'm so sad tomorrow is MUNday! :( 

I said it a few posts back, but I LOVE sequins this time of year! Especially if you wear them just right, AKA not too dressed up. If you have been looking for a good pair of nude pumps that won't break the bank, I recommend these. The quality is good and they are comfortable :)

I hope your coffee is strong and your Monday is short, guys!

PS: bear with me as I figure out my photo vibe :) I have been experimenting with some presets to find my style and I think I've justtttt about got it <3



Sequins!

Dec 9, 2015










OKAY SO...It does not feel like Christmas to me. I think it's the unseasonably warm weather. Actually, I know that's what it is! It was in the mid 60's this weekend, like whaaaa? (Hence the open toed shoes lol)

If there is one thing you need this warm nonholiday like holiday season, it's something sparkly- like a sequin blazer :) My sister said I looked like a disco ball, but I cared not. I love that this time of year you can wear something completely covered in sparkles and get away with it.

xoxo & Happy Hump Day! Half way there <3

Cotton Candy

Dec 7, 2015








Bag, KSNY | Jeans, Loft | Watch, Michele | Coat, Shein (under $50!) | Tee, Nordstrom | Shoes, Charlotte Russe

Tonight's random thoughts: 

1. I seriously need a mani.
2. Also a pedi. 
3. I have been crushing big on cotton candy pink lately. So is Vogue, see pic below. 
4. KUWTK has been my guilty pleasure lately.
5. I really didn't want to say 'lately' in both 3 & 4, butttt I kinda had to.
6. I have been lusting for a new hand bag. Like craving one. Is it weird to crave handbags?
7. I would also like a new car. Any volunteers to buy me one? #lolyeahright
8. I feel like I never get everything done on the weekends. Le sigh. 


I took this pic of my magazine (weirdo alert lol) because I lovedddd this page!!



Swing Dress

Dec 4, 2015







 Dress, Shein ($14!) | Scarf, Nordstrom | Bag, LV | Boots, Ugg. Very Similar Here | Boot Socks, old. Similar Here | Watch, Michele

This is one of my favorite hairstyles when I'm in a hurry- you just twist your hair up (keep it a bit messy :) ) and bobby pin it everywhere to hold it up. There is no method to the madness, just make sure you use enough pins to keep it from falling. I always pull a few pieces out of the bun to 'frame the face' and give it a little more disheveled look. 

I feel like I am going to get TONS of wear out of this budget friendly dress. It can be dressed up with tights and a blazer and worn through spring with sandals. So glad I ran across it!

Happy Friday & enjoy the weekend xoxo



Easy Crock-Pot Fajitas

Nov 18, 2015




I'm not going to lie, cooking is not something that I enjoy. I feel like for two busy people, take out is just more cost effective and time efficient. Not to mention that pretty much any place you go nowadays has a healthy option. When I do cook, I like for what I make to be healthy and as easy as possible. These fajitas fit the bill! So easy and so tasty!

Ingredients: 
Chicken breast tenderloins
Fajita seasoning
Bell peppers (2)
Chopped onion 
water

Directions:
Place the tenderloins in the crock-pot with just enough water to cover them. Add in the fajita seasoning, chopped onion, and bell peppers (I cut mine in strips) and mix the seasoning in. I cooked mine on high for and hour and a half and they were perfect. You can take a spatula to 'chop' up the chicken, that's how tender they get. 

We had refried beans and my husband's amazing fresh guacamole that he makes with ours :) Try these for your next Taco Tuesday & enjoy!

Maxi Cardi

Nov 14, 2015




Duster, F21. Similar Here | Jeans, J Crew | Bag, Givenchy | Booties, Tory Burch. Similar Here | Tee, Nordstrom

I hope everyone is having a nice weekend! The weather could not be more perfect today and we have a fun evening planned with friends & family. This is a look from last weekend (obviously it was terribly windy!), I love this cardigan I found at Forever 21 a few weeks ago! I have learned that if you spot something there you like, especially in store, you have to snatch it then or it will likely be gone forever! I also feel like their quality has gotten better over the past year or so. They are definitely one of my go to places to shop, you can't beat the prices.

Thanks for reading! Oh! I have changed the blog name back to Life & Messy Hair. Sambrooke.com will still link in though if you like that better ;) It was just easier this way since I already have a Bloglovin account for this name, sorry for the confusion if it cause any :\

xoxo



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