What I’m Lovin’ Right Now

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This time of year always brings about reflection, resolutions, and wanting to try something new. The first post of my WILRN series of 2014, centers around things that will make you and the everyday a little more glamorous. When curating this list, I thought about areas of my life personally that I wanted to add a touch of something new, beautiful, and different to – be it in my beauty or workout routines, how to improve my diet, what accessory I could add that would brighten my day every time I looked at it, or how to incorporate something into my home that would evoke a fresh new feel, for a fresh new year. Of course, when starting anew the goal should not always be about “things” but also our perspective and paying attention to our minds as much as we might those external aspects. I adored #8 below when thinking about new beginnings. Here’s to a glamorous 2014, full of trying new things. I found 11 ways to get us started. I’m happy to report that a few have been checked off my list, making 2014 already something special.

What I’m Lovin’ Right Now



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      1. The best new beauty statement | My Private Jet by OPI.
      2. The best new way to start the day | Overnight Oatmeal.
      3. The best new signature scent | Hello by Harvey Prince.
      4. The best new hair inspiration | Jessica Alba’s blunt waves.
      5. The best new way to indulge your sweet tooth | Oreo Truffles.
      6. The best new way to keep sophisticatedly organized | Tilly Maison Lucite Tray (similar here).
      7. The best new fitness/health motivation |  7 Days to Skinny Jeans.
      8. The best new piece of advice you could ever need | Lessons of Life.
      9. The best new way to walk through life in style | Harvest Belted Booties.
      10. The best new way to keep track of time | 2014 Paper Source Foil Desk Calendar.
      11. The best new everyday accessory |  Gosia Meyer’s Gold Initial Necklace.

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What I’m Lovin’ Right Now

“Never make someone a priority when all you are to them is an option.”
― Maya Angelou

I’m in the mood for a little sharing of wisdom today. I came across this great quote from Maya Angelou and the moment I read it, it spoke to me. The more I thought about it, the more the words rang true – and not purely from the perspective of building an intimate relationship with someone (which is sound advice), but in every single relationship in our lives (that so-called “friend” that always flakes on you comes to mind). This message, while pertinent to all, is particularly important for us gals – who have a tendency not to honor our worth at times and just take what we can get.

This theme also runs through a great blog post I came across yesterday, Hannah Brencher’s 25 Things Every Woman Needs To Know. She poignantly and humorously touches on this concept throughout her entry and reading her words brought some light to my day. I hope Maya and Hannah’s advice bring a spot of inspiration to yours as well.

Here’s what I’m lovin’ right now…

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  1. 25 Things Every Woman Needs To Know.
  2. A little bold liner, red lips inspiration.
  3. One of my favorite photos of Wendy Nguyen from Wendy’s Look. Simply Breathtaking.
  4. Apple Pie Sandwiches. Recipe from tasteofhome.com.
  5. Essie Nail polish in Bangle Jangle – perfect for fall!
  6. Franco Sarto Celeste Riding Boots.
  7. Light Pumpkin Spice Lattes. Recipe via People.com.

|| What I’m Lovin’ Right Now ||

We’re in the midst of the week of love! I know Valentine’s Day can be a bittersweet experience for many of us. Either you’re madly in love and totally buy into the tradition, single and fabulous, single and not very happy about it, attached but wonder where your relationship is going on this milestone day, or totally reject the idea that love should only be celebrated on holidays. I, for one, identify with the category that believes love should be a festive experience all year long. Sure, I don’t mind being treated extra special on Valentine’s Day, but would much rather prefer those flowers, to be taken out to a nice dinner, “I love you’s” or a thoughtful handwritten card to come at surprise random times just because it’s Monday or I’m having a rough day. Regardless of what your relationship status says on your Facebook timeline, know that there is always something to love, at any time of the year, for any reason. And if by chance you still can’t get over the fact that Valentine’s Day sucks after that sentiment, sit tight – it’ll all be over after tomorrow.


here’s what i’m lovin’ right now


{Look at this face! Tell me you’re not smiling right now?}

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{Michael Kors // Hamilton Large North South Tote. W.A.N.T.}

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{The Fast 6 extended trailer and my brown eyes met recently and it was love at first sight. Yes, I’m proudly OBSESSED with the F&F series! Eye candy, how I wish I could really drive on the 405, witty dialogue, high octane action, stylized film-making, and Paul Walker? Umm…yes, please!}


{Soul.}

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{Perfume bottles as vases.}

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{D.I.Y. glitter mouse pads // How to = here.}

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{Words of wisdom.}

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{Mara Hoffman // Beaded Chiffon Dashiki Maxi Dress.}

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{Gold sparkle french tips.}

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{Skinny Chocolate Parfaits // recipe.}skinny-chocolate-parfait