Friday, May 26, 2017

Thrift Find Friday: J. Crew Rose Gold Purse.


I'm pretty proud of this week's thrift find you guys. 

I scored this gorgeous J. Crew rose gold clutch with the original price tag of $69.50 still attached, and the original packaging still inside the purse. 

Basically this baby has never been touched. Scroll down to see how much I paid for it!


Are you ready? I paid $4.99 for this clutch. Yes, you read that correctly. 

This is why I shop at Goodwill, you guys. Yes you may have to hunt a little more than you would at the mall, but you get to find some stunning gems at crazy low prices for you effort! How can you beat that?
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Monday, May 22, 2017

Summer Favorite: Off the Shoulder Tops


Happy Monday! Can you see how stupid excited I am that summer is almost heeeeeeeeeeeere you guys! 

Who else is looking forward to warm Summer nights relaxing on the porch with a glass of wine? 


I'm in love this summer with off-the-shoulder tops. They're the perfect blend of sexy and sweet when combined with ruffles. (And the bare shoulders are super nice for getting rid of shoulder tan lines)

This is seriously my favorite trend of the summer.

I loved this top so much that I bought tons of similar ones this year so you'll probably be seeing them a lot around here. 

This one is from Old Navy last year, but they sell a super similar one this yearI also found an identical one from 7 for All Mankind, and I love this white one from Roxy with lace trim, or this yellow one from XOXO is calling my name like woah. That color yellow is amazing for summer!

What do you guys think about this trend, love it or hate it?
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Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Five Minute DIY Trendy Choker Graphic T-Shirt: Make Your Own!



I've been seeing these cute choker tees everywhere this spring. My favorite was probably this one from American Eagle ("ain't no thing" stole my heart with that color pink)

It's a cute and weird combo of a turtleneck, halter top and necklace. Plus, it skirts the line between being sexy and still not showing everything off.

You're lookin' at my DIY version of a choker t-shirt! (And the back end of my friend's vintage Impala)


Fun face about me: I LOATHE crew neck t-shirts. I hate hate hate feeling like there's something tight around my neck. Which is fine because usually that neckline makes me look like a linebacker anyways. But it does mean I can't buy a lot of the really cute slogan and graphic tees out there.

This phases of the moon tee from Target was the perfect shirt to test this DIY on! I love the graphic and the shirt fit perfectly. And I'm stoked with how well it turned out! 

Want to make your own? Here's what you'll need:


Fold your shirt down the center, and lay flat. Cut starting at your center fold and cut up to the very edge of the collar. 

Fold out your shirt again and make sure it's even! Then carefully cut around the edge of the collar.


Congrats! You're done, and now you have your own custom choker tee!


Boom! Now that you've made your choker t-shirt go rock it in real life. And wasn't it so easy?

I was going to put on a super awesome outfit but ended up just shooting in leggings and tennis shoes because that's what I had on. And you know what? It totally works! This tee is now in my regular rotation I am loving it! 

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Friday, May 12, 2017

Thrift Find Friday: Coach Purse, Wallet AND Sleeve


I'm noticing a slight Coach theme to my Thrift Find Fridays you guys...probably because I collect them and so I always keep my eyes open for that 'C' pattern! 

Today's find is not just one but three Coach pieces omg. Yes, I may have hopped up and down and squeeeeee'ed a bit when I found them. 

I scored this purse, wallet and tablet sleeve for $23 for all 3. That's right. Under $25 for THREE Coach pieces, courtesy of the Southern Idaho Goodwill, one of my fav places to shop.

So, what did you all find this week?

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Tuesday, May 9, 2017

4 Pieces You Need to Transition Your Wardrobe to Spring and a GIVEAWAY with JORD watches!

This Spring in Idaho has been crazy weather wise.

Idaho is famous for it's "Hold my beer, I can do this" attitude towards the challenge of fitting all four seasons into a single day, and spring is always a time I struggle to figure out what the heck I'll be wearing for the next 12 hours.

Today I'm sharing my favs with you guys! And as a bonus because you all are so awesome, I'm teaming up with JORD watches to give away a hefty gift card to one lucky reader!

(Head's up: If you're in this for the gift card first scroll to the bottom and then come back and read my tips)

1. Crocheted cardigan.

4 Pieces You Need to Transition Your Wardrobe to Spring and a GIVEAWAY with JORD watches!
4 Pieces You Need to Transition Your Wardrobe to Spring and a GIVEAWAY with JORD watches!
4 Pieces You Need to Transition Your Wardrobe to Spring and a GIVEAWAY with JORD watches!

This is a must this spring season for me. It's still freaking cold here sometimes and I need something to throw on over my boring tank tops to make it look like I tried.


2. Floppy hat.

4 Pieces You Need to Transition Your Wardrobe to Spring and a GIVEAWAY with JORD watches!
4 Pieces You Need to Transition Your Wardrobe to Spring and a GIVEAWAY with JORD watches!

I didn't think I'd still be wearing my floppy hat after this winter, but boy howdy was I wrong, It transitioned nicely into the spring and is the perfect piece to use when it's raining outside and I don't want to mess up my hair.

I have a black straw one I expect to be using all summer long as well.


3. Arm candy.

4 Pieces You Need to Transition Your Wardrobe to Spring and a GIVEAWAY with JORD watches!
4 Pieces You Need to Transition Your Wardrobe to Spring and a GIVEAWAY with JORD watches!

How. Cool. Is. This. Watch?

Jord makes some gorgeous wooden watches that are as light as air and absolutely decadent to wear. I forgot I had mine on 99% of the time because I could barely feel it!

This beauty is the Frankie 35 series in in Dark Sandlewood and Mint. It comes in a multitude of other colors too, but if you want to just check out their line of women's watches you can do that too.

This is seriously the perfect Mother's Day gift if you're still slacking and don't know what to get the mom in your life. Trust me, she'll love it.



4. Flared jeans.

4 Pieces You Need to Transition Your Wardrobe to Spring and a GIVEAWAY with JORD watches!
4 Pieces You Need to Transition Your Wardrobe to Spring and a GIVEAWAY with JORD watches!

I'm seeing flared jeans everywhere this spring and I'm so glad this trend is back.

For real, I have a huge butt, and the flared jeans trend is my saving grace for making it look smile while I still look chic. This pair is from the Gap (thrifted of course!) but you can find these in almost any store for Spring 2017.

So now you're just waiting for the giveaway, right? Like, Jessica GIMMIE MY CHANCE TO WIN! I hear you.

I'm teaming up with JORD Watches to give one lucky reader a $100 gift card to their online store. But what's better is that EVERY SINGLE PERSON who enters gets their own $25 gift card, just for taking the time to enter the giveaway (and being a reader of Domestic Bliss Squared, thanks guys!)

*Giveaway ends on Mother's Day (5.14.17)*


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Sunday, April 23, 2017

What's In My Make Up Bag (hint: it's not too expensive!)

What's In My Make Up Bag (hint: it's not too expensive!)

Fair warning you guys, this is going to sound like a BareMinerals commercial. I swear on all that is holy (not my mother's grave, she's still alive or I'd do that) that they did NOT in any way pay me for this post. 

I mean, there's no way I'd turn them down if they begged me, because I already heart them, but they didn't, so I continue to spend my own blood sweat and tears on their products. Because they're amazeballs.

Apart from that...

..."what kind of lipstick (or whatever) is that?" is something I get all the time in my email inbox! And because it's me, you know I'm not buying $100 eye shadow pallets. I mean, I would if I could find a deal on them! But on average, I use really affordable, but still amazing, makeup products.

Today I'm sharing my makeup must-haves with you! 



Revlon Balm Stain...just...in ALL the colors you guys. ($8.99)

This stuff goes on soft and smooth like a gloss but lasts forever, without drying out my lips! 


This is seriously all I need to do a smokey eye.

What's In My Make Up Bag (hint: it's not too expensive!)


This mascara glides on and stays through even the most weepy my-kid-is-performing-their-Christmas-solo-tears.






These three products combined make my completion look flawless and cover my under eye bags!
What's In My Make Up Bag (hint: it's not too expensive!)


As you can see, I freaking loved my topcoat. I wore the crap out of that lipgloss, and now I can't find it anywhere!




These give my naturally pasty self a little color!



This is basically a magic potion that makes my skin smooth and moisturizes at the same time. 



This goes on my lips about a thousand times a day, under my lip stain!

Well that's it guys, that's my daily ritual. Tell me what you think, and I'd love to hear all about YOUR fav products! 

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Wednesday, April 19, 2017

A little birthday ritual

A little birthday ritual causal Target Coach Converse outfit

Last month was my birthday! 

Huzzah!

Growing up, my dad would always take us out for a "fancy" dinner on our birthday, and it was something I looked forward to every year. My mom would take me to the store and let me choose whatever I wanted (within reason). For a kid, that's HUGE.

In honor of my birthday this year, I treated myself to a little birthday lunch and shopping trip at The Village at Meridian. Because it's tradition, right?

A little birthday ritual causal Target Coach Converse outfit
A little birthday ritual causal Target Coach Converse outfit

This shirt from Target may just be my new favorite shirt...

A little birthday ritual causal Target Coach Converse outfit

I also made a pit stop at one of my fav places to shop in the Village, Paperie and Pen. Seriously the cutest shop ever. I dare you to leave without buying something! I bought myself a piece of artwork for my desk at work. It's awesome.

A little birthday ritual causal Target Coach Converse outfit
A little birthday ritual causal Target Coach Converse outfit

 Because it was a full day of shopping I sported my new pair of mint green converse that I've been wearing with everything. These are the best shoes, I'm already eyeballing them in white and pink for summer. 

A little birthday ritual causal Target Coach Converse outfit

It's a pretty simple thing, really, but an annual birthday shopping trip and lunch out is one of the things I look forward to the most every year. 

This year I went with a good friend to Twigs Bistro, which is probably my top pick for a restaurant in the Meridian area. Twigs has a soft spot in my heart already because the flagship location is in my hometown of Spokane! 

Drop me a line in the comments and tell me what rituals you do for your birthday! Oh, and if anyone wants to buy me a pair of pink converse...

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