TGIF

Ever since giving up caffeine in January of this year, I have been obsessed with smoothies and juices.  I typically alternate between going to Smoothie King to get the Angel Food smoothie, making it myself at home, or getting a carrot, apple, ginger juice from a local juice bar.  


The Angel Food smoothie from Smoothie King is my absolute favorite though.  When I have enough time and feel like it, I will make it myself at home in our blender.  Here's how I make it: 

1 Banana
1 cup Strawberries 
1.5 cup of ice 
2 Tbsp of Powdered Milk 
2 Tbsp of Sugar in the Raw
1/4 cup of water

It's seriously the best smoothie ever.  Sometimes I'll make 2-3 in one day.  Mine taste pretty close to the Smoothie King version, but nothing beats one from there.  
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I finished The Killing this past week and I am so sad! Seriously if you are looking for something new to watch, please watch The Killing!  It's such a captivating, suspenseful, and dark show and I totally cried on the last episode because I didn't want it to be over! 


Now I am having withdrawals and need a new show to watch.  Any recommendations? 

Thank goodness Homeland starts up again next week so I can continue my obsessive thriller watching spree! I have so missed my crazy bipolar Carrie. 

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Is anyone else really excited for the Gone Girl movie?  I cannot wait! I just love this time of year because it seems like all of the dark movies come out.  


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Keeping with the TV/Movie theme ... I am also excited for Lisa Ling's new show on CNN to start this Sunday.  It's called "This is Life" and it details the unusual and far corners of America.  I love some documentaries and the first episode is profiling "sugaring" aka women with sugar daddies.  CANNOT WAIT! 


Does anyone remember Lisa Ling from being on Channel One News?

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How cute is this sweater dress from Gap?  



And it also comes in brown and navy


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I was in Target the other day and noticed some seriously cute shoes.  And to top if off their clothing, accessories, and shoes are buy one get one 50% off right now! 

These are much cuter in person ... 



And these look so much like the more expensive versions that are out there ... 

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Have a great weekend! 

A Perfect Fall Outfit

Dress: Madewell | Scarf: Madewell | Booties: Madewell | Bag: Clare Vivier 

I promise this post isn't sponsored by Madewell, LOL.  I just have a hard time finding anywhere else to shop in Memphis! I think this chambray dress is perfect to wear into fall because it has long sleeves and is a darker color of denim.  This scarf is amazing and I've wanted it since there was a similar version last year, so I decided to just go ahead and get this year's version.  




Marmi Shoes Grand Opening


I had the pleasure of attending the grand opening event at Marmi Shoes last night in Memphis.  Marmi is a fourth generation family owned company out of St. Louis with 24 stores nationwide.  They specialize in comfort and size variations, with options available in wide, medium, narrow, slim from sizes 4-13!


Celebrity Stylist and fashion guru George Brescia was there signing copies of his book Change Your Clothes, Change Your Life.   He was a doll and was so sweet!


The store was packed and the energy was great for the event.  The employees and staff from Marmi's parent company, Wolff Shoe, couldn't have been nicer or more accommodating.  If you are looking for a true stellar customer experience then look no further! 


You all know that I've never met a leopard print that I didn't like! I love this unique take on a loafer flat with the flare of leopard print.  


And this blue flat with the sequined buckle reminded me of the Carrie Bradshaw wedding shoe from Sex & The City! 


Thank you so much to Marmi who invited me to attend this event and please check out Marmi Shoes for comfort and style! 

Thursday Randoms

I have been looking for a cute dress to wear to a baby shower next weekend ... I cannot seem to find anything.  I went to Anthropologie the other day and tried on some dresses to no avail.  



I actually really like the one on the left maybe with red heels?  I know it doesn't look all that flattering in the picture but it was much cuter in person.  

I really love this Topshop dress as well ... but how long does their shipping take? Does anyone know?

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Madewell is having an awesome promo right now!

Basically I want everything in there right now ... 

This pullover sweater comes in three colors and is so soft and cozy. 

This Tribune dress is seriously the best little easy black dress ... such a great blank slate for layering in the fall. 

Then there's these jeans that I have that are a great dupe to the popular J.Brand ones. 


One of my all time favorite booties, the Billie boot is also included in this promo ... 
And lastly, hello ... everyone needs this scarf

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 I randomly strolled into Forever 21 the other day only to find some adorable and affordable booties! You all know I can't pass up a pair of booties! 
Left (on sale for $16.99) | Right 

The ones on the right are really cute on ... here they are on the model:

I also got this dress there that is much cuter in person.  It is very well made for Forever 21. 


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J.Crew Factory is also having a 30% off event online with code "SALE30"

Tulip Hem Dress


And of course, the excursion vests are excluded from the promo, but how freaking cute is this new print they have? 




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And if the sales above weren't enough, J.Crew is offering 25% off full-priced styles with code "SHOPFORFALL"

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I told you all in a post a while back about me losing my job due to budget cuts in April and how it has been a rough year.  I was able to get a fun job a couple of months ago at a Yoga Studio, but since April I had been applying to a certain kind of "hard to get" job with no avail. I finally secured a series of interviews last month and accepted a job offer last week!  So, I officially start a business lady professional job (cue Romy & Michelle's HS Reunion) the first week of October.



I am beyond excited to get back into the hustle and grind of a career and I am so thankful to have been given the opportunity to embark on a career that I've always wanted to try.  I have my training in Chicago in a couple of weeks ... I haven't been to Chicago in a long time, so please tell me any recommendations on places to eat or shop! 

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Have a great day, friends!

Progrid

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