Leopard Love [Outfit]

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

So I love my leopard cardi. You've seen it before here. That look was a lot more casual; this look, eh, I am not even sure about! I wanted to wear it another way, so I was thinking of wearing it layered under something else-instead of it being the outermost layer! So what do you think? Would you wear a cardigan like this?

Cardigan: Wetseal, old; (similar) // Jeans: American Eagle // Jacket: Forever21, (old); (similar) //
Boots: similar


Click here to enter my giveaway for a $25 gift certificate to design your own necklace with Origami Owl!

XO, Kelsey

Spring 2013 Wishlist

Monday, March 11, 2013

Who wishes that besides fixing all the problems in the world, among others things, that you could get everything on your wishlist? Me! As I am a girl, and shiny, pretty, fashionable things are always catching my eye, I figured why not put together a wishlist! I am one of those people that randomly have a "shopping cart" full on an online store site-I mean I don't buy the stuff, but I just like the idea of planning outfits, putting together accessories, and imagining owning all of those awesome things if I was a billionaire! Let's do thisssss!

One: Love this top! It would be so easy to wear with a pair of white capris, jeans, or shorts...simple but cute!

Two: These earrings are something I would love to have! As a nursing student, when I go to my clinical location I cannot have certain types of earrings-and these are a pair I would be allowed to wear! I tend to wear the same pair of earrings for multiple days; I find a pair I love and don't bother to take them out! Most of my earrings are cheapo ones from Forever 21, and they usually irritate my ears-a pair like those would rock my world!

Three: Booties. You see them everywhere, but thats not why I want them! I am not one to rock heels...I just feel like I can't pull them off! But these, these look like something I could work with!

Four: Oh how I love the high-low trend. It's gorgeous...and this dress in particular has stolen my heart! I want plain, solid color ones too...but something like this I just wouldn't be able to pass up!

Five: Lace or crochet anything. I love this dress so much! It's not too much skin, it's perfect. I would pair it with a skinny brown belt or a long necklace, or just a good pair of dangling earrings. I could wear it out with friends, a date, or a get together. The options are endless and it seriously belongs in my closet!

Six: Printed jeans and leggings are catching on. I caved and bought a pair of floral jeans, which I am SO excited to do a post in the near future showing how I wear them. Now, I am on the hunt for a pair of polka dot jeans or leggings...preferably lighter colored, maybe pastel, but I adore a cute pair of denim ones! I have so many ideas of how I would wear them!

-------------- Makeup

One: Highlighter. Need in my life! Perfect for bringing light to your face, and making you look more awake! Spring is a perfect time to keep makeup more minimal and natural, and a highlighter like this would do just the trick in helping to achieve that!

 Two: This wet or dry foundation powder. You have no idea how much I love this stuff! For as long as I have been obsessed with beauty, and the crazy amount of makeup items I have bought, nothing has compared to this! When I ran out I was literally sad-it's that good. Dear makeup angels, if you want to send a Sephora gift card my way, I will be grateful! I raved about it in this post awhile back!

 Three: For lips, you can't go wrong with a sheer pink color for spring (and summer!) I adore this lip gloss in "bright pink"from Bobbi Brown. It's expensive for a lip gloss, but I love it! I am sure there is a cheaper option out there though.

Four: Keeping with a more natural make up look, a nice pink-coral blush is definitely on my wishlist! I have wanted this blush for over a year. One day I just might have to get it!

Five: This primer has pretty awesome reviews so far, and I am always on the lookout for a great primer for my oily skin...and with the weather starting to heat up in the Spring, you know this girl needs some extra help!

This is about the extent of my wishlist. I mean really, I could go on forever! But, if I was granted a fairy godmother for fixing the worlds problems, and an unlimited amount of cash, you can be sure these would be the main products I cross off my list! So what do you think? Are any of these items on your wish list?

XO, Kelsey

Origami Owl Giveaway (Jewelry!)

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Who thinks it's time for a giveaway? I do! In honor of this blogs 1st birthday coming up, hitting 200 followers (what?!) and because I found something you guys NEED to have, it's time to do a giveaway! You might remember in this post that I showed off a really unique necklace. Unique, because I designed it myself! Meaning it's me, it's cute, and not many other people will pick the exact combination that I did.

I did pay for the necklace myself, and lucky for you all, my friend who is an independent designer offered to do a giveaway on my blog! Before we get into the giveaway details,  I will let you hear from the independent designer herself:

Hello Lovely Ladies {and Gentlmen}, I am Cassandra King, Independent Designer for Origami Owl. I would love to help you design a piece of meaningful jewelry and to help you get started I am partnering with the lovely Kelsey Gates to do a $25 giveaway. Origami Owl is customized jewelry that you create by picking out charms and placing them in a locket that represents your style, beliefs, and personality. Each finished product is unique to its maker. Better yet, each locket has a double magnetic closure that allows you to get creative and change the charms inside your locket. This feature gives you the freedom to change your necklace as much as you like. Please let me know if you need any assistance. Have fun shopping and Good Luck!!

**These entries are optional-however, the more entries you complete, the more chances you have to win! I do ask that if you can, please "like" the listed facebook page to thank Cassandra for teaming up with me to do this!

 a Rafflecopter giveaway
Good luck everyone! This giveaway will run until March 18th! Winner will be randomly picked, and will be sent an email! Cassandra will then contact the winner and explain how to use their $25 gift certificate! :)

XO, Kelsey  

Sunday Social!

Sunday, March 10, 2013

This is the 40th week for Sunday Social! I would say that it has been quite a successful link-up; and definitely one of my favorite to link up and do! If you have not, link up as well :)

1. What is one movie you are terrified to watch?
Right now, I really can't think of one in particular...but any time there is a commercial for a new scary movie out, about exorcisms or demons, I look away. That stuff is creepy! Buuuuuut if someone watched it with me, I would probably be fine with watching it!

2. What is one TV show you have always wanted to get into but haven't yet?
The Walking Dead..I actually started to watch it, and just never kept up with it! Also, Downton Abbey; it seems like anyone and everyone in the blog world loves it, so maybe I should hop on the bad wagon!

3. What is one daring activity on your bucket list?
Skydive! That would be really awesome...or bungee jumping. To me, bungee jumping seems more daring-at least when you jump from a plain, you are less likely to hit the building you are jumping off of like in bungee jumping! Terrible logic? Probably,

4. Would you ever travel alone?
If I really had to, yes. When I was 14 or 15 I flew to Florida and then back home alone. It wasn't too bad, but I would rather travel with someone else!

5. What activities do you like to do alone?
I like to do anything on my computer alone-computers are too distracting to be around others when you're on them, so I like to blog, read blogs, watch youtube videos, and study alone. Sometimes, I like to shop alone, but it depends on if I need opinions haha. Driving, if you want to call that an activity, I sometimes like to do alone, usually if it's long distances, I would rather be alone!

Be sure to link up!
XO, Kelsey
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