Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Fall Bath & Body Works Haul

Happy Tuesday!

This week work is very busy for me so I don't know how often I'll be able to blog this week (unfortunately). 
Two weekends ago I did a little shopping at the Outlets in Philadelphia and I'm sharing part of my haul. 

I love buying candles in the Fall & Winter, there is something about a candle lit in your bedroom or living room that reminds me of the fall. I think it's the coziness of it all. I love going to Bath & Body Works in the fall and winter months because they always have such cute decor and the best scents!

Here are some things I picked up. 



I picked up this adorable owl candle for 50% off plus an additional 20% off! It was originally $39.50 and I got it for $15.80! It's a candle holder for a 3 wick candle. I think it'll be the perfect addition to our end tables in our living room. If you like the owl it can be purchased here but it is not on sale.

I also needed some new hand soaps and picked up 5. The other one that is missing is Dancing Waters - I gave that to my future Mother-in-law. 

I don't know if I ever shared this little candle holder with you. It fits the mini candles - the one that is pictured here would fit it. I got this candle for free with a coupon. And of course I picked up the Pumpkin Cupcake antibacterial. If you didn't already notice I love the scent Pumpkin Cupcake. 



A new scent that Bath & Body Works came out with this year is Pumpkin Pecan Waffles. It smells SO good. I can't even explain it, just that you need to get your butt to a Bath & Body Works and smell it. Once I get another coupon I'll be picking up candles in this scent. It smells so delicious!

Another cute household item they have is this haunted house:


Unfortunately it is $64.50 though. You can find it here.

What are you hauling for the fall from Bath & Body Works?!

Friday, September 12, 2014

Recent Work Office Outfits

Happy Friday!!

It's finally here. I was lucky enough to even get out of work a little early today. I took advantage of that and went to our local Joann Fabrics for some crafty projects this weekend. Add me on Instagram(vzaleski) to see a sneak peak! :)
I've been piling up some of these work office outfits for a week or so now and thought it's time to post them! I also threw in a weekend shopping outfit from last weekend. 

Yellow top: New York & Company/Skirt: Forever 21/Sequin brown belt: New York & Company/Flats: DSW Blowfish/Watch: Michael Kors


Weekend shopping outfit, more on this in a separate post
Top: Kohls Apt 9/Shorts: JCPenney/Flip Flops: Kohls Apt 9/Purse: Juicy Couture/Watch: Michael Kors

Dress: Old Navy/Shoes: DSW Blow Fish/Scarf: Tommy Hilfiger/Watch: Michael Kors

Scarf: Tommy Hilfiger

Top: Ross/Necklace: Forever 21/Capri's: New York & Company/Flats: Target

Blazer: Charlotte Russe/Tank:Forever 21(Definitely over wear this!)/Necklace:Ebay/Shoes: Kmart

This is my happy it's Friday face! 
Today's outfit I tried to color block with the different color blues and my shoes I thought the leopard would be better than wearing plain black flats, I thought it would be boring! This outfit was definitely something new and different even though it's just a plain outfit. 

Anyway, my fiance's brother is here to visit for the weekend. It's just going to be a nice relaxing weekend with some crafts thrown in! :)

Have a great night & weekend!

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Mini Haul - Weekend Shopping

Happy Thursday!

I couldn't be happier that tomorrow is Friday - finally!
Today I have a little haul from Old Navy, a local boutique and JCPenney. I did some shopping a couple of weekends ago and completely forgot to share the items.

These two shirts I got for a steal. I had a $15 off any purchase from JCPenney and ended up getting these two items for just $10! I love the aztec print of the sweater and I think it'll bring me right into the fall. I also needed a new black t-shirt and I love the way the ANA brand fits me - very comfortable!

I also picked up this Eagles shirt to wear to the Philadelphia Eagles game I went to this past Sunday. I went on Labor Day weekend and got it for $18.00

I scored these beautiful flower stud earrings for only $2! I thought they were too pretty to live in the store. 


And... that's all I have for you today! I have some craft posts coming up. I'm hoping to get the one up tomorrow. :)

Have a great night!

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Wedding Wednesday: Wedding Planner Book

Happy Wedding Wednesday!

Today I'm sharing the wedding planner I purchased when I first knew I was finally going to start planning our wedding. I knew I couldn't possibly remember everything that goes into planning a wedding - even though Pinterest is a great help - I'd rather have it tangibly. 
The fiance and I went to Bam! a local bookstore where we live and looked at our selection. I knew I wanted a planner that was full of the big details and of all the little details! I'm a detail-oriented person so this was a must. I also wanted a planner I could write in and keep things in that I wouldn't lose. Basically I was planning on using the planner as my number one resource to all things for my wedding. 

The planner I decided to go with is simply titled "The Wedding Planner & Organizer" by Mindy Weiss. The cost of the planner is $28.95 but you can also find it on here on Amazon.com

I wasn't sure how I was going to do this post but I decided pictures would be best. Beware though I took a lot of pictures.



There are a lot of tabs that are filled with information!

For instance - The Big Picture - is all about your dream wedding - different contacts for your wedding and honeymoon. Along with a planner for a long or short engagement.

Included in each tab are folders to put in papers. I found this useful for when I went to bridal expos and you're given all this paperwork!


Long engagement week by week planner. 

It even goes right down to the day!

This budget worksheet is also very helpful. It really helps you see what you're spending and on what!

There's also a large section for your guest list and whether or not they RSVP or can't go. 

More tabs.

 Talks about the pros and cons of buffet or sit down meals.

More tabs.

I would have never thought of the rentals. This breaks down all your rentals and contact information for where you rented and when they need to be returned!

In the very back of the planner is a place for business cards and just a place to put things you can't fit into a planner. 

Did you use a wedding planner book for your wedding? How did you keep track of everything?



Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Candies Nail Sticker Review

Happy Tuesday!

If you follow me on Instagram(vzaleski) I had a very exciting yet exhausting weekend, so Monday was a long day for me, I worked and came right home and went to bed. I'm not complaining though! I had such an exciting time. I'll be sure to post pictures another day. 
Today I have a bit of a review of Candies nail stripes that I bought from Kohls (that we're on clearance for $3.20). They had such a cute design I wanted to try them. 




The application of them was kind of messy. These nail stripes were a lot thicker than the Essie or Sally Hansen ones I was accustomed to. Which wasn't really a problem if they fit my nail exactly. As you can tell my pinky and middle finger have some kinks I couldn't work out, mainly because the nail sticker was just too thick. 

They also didn't stick well to the nail bed - and I do what I typically do and use nail polish remover to remove the excess oil from my nail bed and pushed down my cuticles. They just weren't sticking well, so the sides of the sticker never actually stuck to my nail bed so they were getting caught on everything. 

Needless to say, they didn't even last 24 hours before I just peeled them off. Not worth the buy, even at $3.20. However they were a cute design!

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Wedding Wednesday: Engagement Photo Shoot & Re-Do

Happy Wedding Wednesday!

If you have been following my blog for some time now you probably already saw these photos when I first got engaged. 
I was engaged on Long Beach Island, NJ, a couple of years ago. The next year we went to the same vacation spot and got our engagement photos done during sunrise. 

This past summer we re-created some of the photos along with new photos thanks to my fiance's best friend. We plan on using them for our website. 





Fast forward to this past year, here are just a few photos we took for our website:



Have a great night.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

How I Spent my Labor Day - OOTD & New Addition to Family

Happy Tuesday!

How nice was it to start your week on Tuesday instead of Monday? There's something about knowing that tomorrow is already Wednesday that makes this week a little less unbearable! :)

I wanted to do a longer post today, but the fiance and I came home later than usual because we went for a dinner and movie, and of course did some Target shopping. So I'm cutting this blog post a little short tonight. 

This was the quickest "Labor Day" outfit I could come up with. 
Scarf: Farmers Market in New Jersey/White tank: TJMaxx/Shorts: JCPenney

Love this scarf so much. Wish I had more reasons to wear it. 

Look at the new addition to my family's household!!! A Yorkie named Sweetie. 

This is seriously the best selfie I could get with Sweetie - there was dozens. It's not easy taking a selfie while holding a dog. Haha. 

The funniest of selfies.. I almost got him to give me a kiss - almost. 

  We ended our night back near our apartment with a great display of fireworks and a carnival. 

My mom & I did some shopping on Sunday and had lunch together (something we haven't done in SO long). It's so hard to balance your time when you live so far from home. I can't even begin to tell you how hard it is. 

Anyway, it was such a nice and relaxing weekend I believe I slept for 30+ hours, something I really needed! :)

Guess what???? Tomorrow is Wedding Wednesday!

Have a great night!