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Six Things I Love Sunday: July 1

Wow, it’s nice to be back in the blogosphere! No, I haven’t died and miraculously rose from the  grave in order to do Six Things Sunday.  My computer has actually been broken, thanks to a certain dog who fell off my bed onto my laptop.  Yep, that happened.  So, I’m borrowing a friend’s computer right now to get some homework done and the like, and I figured I might as well quick do this blog post since it’s been so long!

 

1. Victoria’s Secret Voluptuous Volume Mascara

Why? Strangely enough, this is my favorite mascara.  I know a lot of people have their favorite cosmetic brands, such as Revlon or Neutrogena, but I like to pick and choose my favorites from a bunch of different brands.  I ended up trying this because I had a free coupon of some sort, and now I’m obsessed.  No mascara has ever made my lashes look this good.

 

2. Asymmetrical Dresses

Why? For some reason, I am in love with this style for the summer.  I have too many dresses to count that have this asymmetrical hem, and I think it’s just such a fun and flirty way to switch up your style.  I know a lot of people who either love or hate the trend, so I’m interested to hear what you guys think!

 

3. Air Conditioning

Me. If I was Asian and in a stock photo.

Why? This is a no brainer, but the last few days in Wisconsin have been HOT.  And I don’t mean 80 degrees and sunny.  I mean 105 degrees and can’t leave the house because it’s so humid and nasty outside.  Thankfully, I live in a house that has been blessed with air conditioning, and I have been cranking that baby up in the last few days.  I have been selfishly wondering what people back in the olden days did without temperature control.  I hope I never have to find out.

 

4. Autumn

Why? Feeding off of my last favorite thing, I hate the heat.  I would be perfectly happy with the weather being a steady 65 degrees year round.  Unfortunately I live in a state with four seasons, so I only get that temperature for half the year.  Most people up here love summer because of the brutally cold winter months we undergo, but I embrace the cold.  If I had it my way, it would be autumn always.  I love the chill in the air, the reds and yellows in the trees, the crunch of leaves underneath your feet.  I love that winter is just around the corner, which means cozying up under blankets and frolicking in the snow.  Alright, this is starting to sound cliche.  Mostly, I love autumn, and I can’t wait for summer to be over.

 

5. Summerfest

Yes, it really is that crowded.

Why? I’m assuming a lot of you don’t know what Summerfest is, and you are missing out.  Summerfest is the world’s largest music festival, taking place in Milwaukee every year.  Basically, for eleven days, everyone gets drunk and parties and listens to music all day long.  It’s seriously the best place to be, and I’m going tonight to see Brantley Gilbert.  There’s over a million people that show up every single year, with over 700 bands playing each year.  If you love music, you need to put this glorious festival on your bucket list.

 

6. Sister Wives

Why? This show has become my guilty pleasure.  Everyone loves watching things that are unfamiliar to us; it’s human nature to be curious, after all.  So when I first heard about this show, I knew I had to check it out.  Basically, the Browns are a polygamous family, made up with four wives (hence, Sister Wives), and one husband.  I love watching them interact and learning their story and how they live.  They receive so much criticism for their lifestyle, but they’re just trying to live a normal life like the rest of us.  I really recommend that everyone watches this show at least once, because it is such an eye-opening experience.

Hope you all had a great weekend!

Holly, not Hollie

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Six Things I Love Sunday: April 22

Happy Sunday everyone!  I hope you’ve all had a good weekend so far.  Here’s my six things for this Sunday.

 

1. H&M

Why? I’m kind of a late bloomer when it comes to H&M, but lately, I make a beeline towards this store every time I find myself at the mall.  The clothes are so cheap and so cute, and you’ll never find anything cookie-cutter there, which is awesome.  The only problem I have with this store is that it can be hard to find a size because everything is so picked through, but that’s not necessarily the store’s fault.  Overall, I think it’s safe to say that this is my new favorite store.

 

2. Cho by Zoya

Why? I ordered this from Birchbox and just received it in the mail on Friday, and I am in love with the color.  For me, it’s the perfect color for a neutral polish.  I was a little disappointed that I had to paint on three coats for a good color, but for spending only $1 (I used my Birchbox points!), I’m pretty pleased.

 

3. Luke Bryan

Whatta hottie.

Why? I cannot get enough of his music lately.  Aside from the fact that he is incredibly easy on the eyes, I can’t wait for summer so I can roll down the windows and blast his music for all of the world to hear.  Plus, I can’t stop listening to this song.

 

4. PINK Crop Tees

Why? Okay, okay.  I know a couple weeks back I posted about how I love everything PINK, but I swear, this isn’t a repeat!  I have three of these shirts, and I think they’re just perfect for a day at the beach.  Granted, there haven’t been many beach days in Wisconsin yet, but I’ve been wearing them around the house almost everyday in anticipation of warmer days.  Plus, I love how versatile it is.  It looks great off the shoulder or hanging low in the front or back.  Plus, if you’re like me and don’t have a super-flat stomach, it still provides enough coverage so you don’t feel like your belly is all exposed and whatnot.

 

5. Marley and Me

 

Why? I know this movie had been out for quite awhile, but I’m talking about the book, not the film.  I just got done reading it on my Nook, and I’m not going to lie, I teared up at the end.  I’m a huge dog lover, so I probably shouldn’t have read this book to begin with since I knew the ending, but it was worth it.  If you have only see the movie, I definitely recommend you read the book too.  So much better.

 

6. Tamales

Why? I’ll admit, this is a kind of random thing to post, but I went out for Mexican with my mom last night and had the most delicious tamales.  It’s basically some sort of meat (I had chicken) rolled up in cornmeal dough, then baked in a corn husk.  So tasty, and easily one of my favorite foods.

What are you loving right now?

Holly, not Hollie

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Sorry, Credit Card

A couple days ago, I went a little crazy at the mall.  I bought a lot of things I shouldn’t have, but that’s normally how it goes for me so I’m not too distraught.

Here was my haul.

One skirt, two pairs of yoga pants, one pair of yoga shorts, a tunic, six pairs of underwear, and two pairs of shoes.  Yep, now I’m a little distraught.

Tunic

I really couldn’t resist this one.  I bought it at Forever 21 for EIGHT dollars.  Deals like that don’t come around that often, so this is probably one of the smarter choices I made at the mall.  I actually bought this one in January, but they forgot to take the censor off, so it took me until this week to finally go back and get it removed.  (Side note: censors only work about half the time.  Normally, they’re more for show than to actually catch you shoplifting.  I’m not condoning stealing, but if you’ve ever had a censor left on and got home only to wonder why the alarms didn’t go off as you left the store, that’s why.)

I actually don’t like Forever 21 that much, but I got a gift card there for Christmas so I figured I might as well use it.  At the malls I go to, Forever 21 is always so crowded and messy, and typically I just don’t want to waste the time sifting through piles of clothes just to find the one thing I want.  Luckily, I found this tunic pretty quickly, so I was in and out in about a quarter of the time as usual.

Yoga Shorts/Pants

I know, I know, I need to clean my mirror. Lo siento.

The first pair of yoga pants and the last pair of yoga shorts I bought from American Eagle.  I have a Select credit card there, so I ended up getting these babies for 20% off, plus a free pair of headphones with my purchase.  Ah, the perks of spending a lot of money.  I think for these two pairs I only ended up spending about $30, so once again, good deal.  I haven’t worn the shorts yet, but I am in love with the pants, as you can probably tell from the top picture.  They’re longer than a lot of my other yoga pants, which I like because at 5’8, a lot of yoga pants tend to be a little short on me.

The middle pair of yoga pants are from (you guessed it!) Victoria’s Secret PINK.  I went on a bit of a rant the other day about how much I love PINK, and this is the first pair I’ve bought that are half-length.  They were $34.50, if I remember correctly.  A little bit pricier than I would normally want to pay, but once again, I had a gift card saved from Christmas, so I only actually spent about $15 after the gift card.

Skirt

This skirt is from American Eagle too.  I had previously bought what I though was a really cute black flowy skirt from AE, only to get home, try it on, and realize that they were, in fact, elastic high-waisted shorts.  They were really ugly on my frame, and I was really disappointed.  So, I returned them and got this instead!  I’m loving high-waisted skirts for this summer, and I can’t wait to pair this with a tank and hit the beach!

Shoes 

Okay, I honestly don’t buy shoes very often.  No really, I don’t.  But these were buy one, get one for $10.50 at Charlotte Russe, and I couldn’t resist.  How cute are they?!  The only heels I ever really wear are wedges because I don’t do so well with stilettos or pumps, so of course I had to get a new pair.  And what girl couldn’t use another pair of sandals?  Not to mention, Charlotte Russe had a deal going on where if you text and check in at their store, they give you $5 off your purchase.  So really, those sandals were only $5.50.  This made me and my subconscious feel a little bit better.

 

I also bought two new candles from Bath and Body Works, one Mango Cilantro and one Fresh Picked Peaches.  Let me tell you, there’s nothing more relaxing than sipping a glass of wine and reading a book while soaking in a tub with the scent of Fresh Picked Peaches.  Sorry, was that a run-on sentence?  Oh well.

What are some of your recent purchases?

Holly, not Hollie

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