Things I’m Digging Lately – Top 5 List

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This whole getting darker earlier thing is really starting to cramp my style.  I usually get so much done after work but when it’s dark out when I leave teaching Barre all I want to do is curl up on the couch and finally watch all the episodes of Homeland we have saved on the DVR.  Does anyone else feel like that?  I wanted to share a few of my new favorite gems with you!  I have been really trying to limit my spending so these are tried and true favs that made it past the potential returns.

The Best Pair of Underwear

First I don’t know if y’all remember my quest to find the best pair of underwear.  Victoria Secret’s quality is just not there anymore if you ask me.  I finally stumbled upon the holy grail of underwear and I pretty much have bought them in multiples of every color.  It from DKNY it is called the signature skin line.

They are super light, has no seams (aka no panty lines) and the butt area stays perfectly in place without slipping or rolling.  They have been washed many times and have held up really well.  I finally feel like I found the perfect underwear.  I got mine from Bare Necessities.  They currently have them 3 for $30 with any extra 20% off with the code BPP20.  Check them out here.  I got them in a size medium if you need a reference point.  Macy’s also carries them here.

These Fall Polishes

One of my things on the to do list this weekend was to spend more than 3 minutes on my nails.  I bought a fancy foot scrub thing and did my own little spa mani/pedi.  Topped it off with two of my favorite Fall polishes.  The nail color Don’t Mess With Opi has such a great rich pigment and the toe color I Have A Herring Problem (I spared you those pics) is the most perfect grey with just tiny micro flecks of gold that catch the light.  Topped off with my favorite Butter topcoat that doesn’t smell like paint thinner like my other kind of scary quick drying top coats.

The Ultimate Fall Uniform

I pretty much have not taken off these Burgundy Tieks since I got them.  You know I am a self proclaimed F21 shopper.  I like the deals and dupes however these ballet flats are the real deal.  If you are on your feet all day long like I am do yourself and favor and finally pull the trigger.  I consider them part of my health and wellness (see I can spin anything).  They have the most cushioned insole and sneaker like bottoms.  I have bought yosi ballet flats and they are good but do not hold a candle to these.  I finally convinced my sister to get a pair and she keeps on telling me she can’t believe she waited this long.  Plus they have amazing customer service…..hand written note and all.  They fit true to size.  I’m a 9 and they fit like a glove.  I am absolutely obsessed with the greystone ones as well!

The temperature dipped into the 70’s like twice here.  Time to bust out that plaid shirt.  This one has such a great fit and color.  It just sold out but also digging this one.  I got a size small for reference.

Add Some More Layered Ring Sets
I just added this set to the collection.  They stack really well and I love all the contrasting metals.  I added them to this set I got from bauble bar.
My New Favorite Mascara
YSL Mascara Volume Effet Faux Cils Babydoll 
I can’t believe I’m even saying this but I found a mascara I like better than Benefits They’re Real.  I am so impressed with this mascara.  It separates but gives thickness and fullness at the base. It makes your lashes so long they basically touched my eyebrows.  It has that same plastic/stiff applicator as they’re real.  Here is the best part unlike They’re Real which seriously never comes off even with Lancome eye makeup remover.  This washes off perfectly with just my regular face wash.  I am a total convert.  This is my go to dramatic mascara now.  I will not be going back!

So there you have it the top five things that I am absolutely digging and are in heavy rotation right now in my daily life.  What things have you totally been loving lately?!  Hope you are having a fabulous day!  Check back tomorrow for some exciting Wedding news and updates!!  xoxoxo

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54 responses to “Things I’m Digging Lately – Top 5 List”

  1. Blogger ate my comment and it was so long!!!! ahhh….regardless to sum it up love the green OPI nail polish, those burgundy tieks are amazing and yes to the YSL mascara!! I’m a little scared to try a higher end mascara because I’m such a fan of Dior Show….but if you say yes – then I’ll try it!! xo

  2. Joey says:

    Woman. First of all, I’m so SO happy to see that I’m not the only adult woman who wears anything other than a freaking thong day in and day out. I’m sorry, but give me all the “granny panties.” (I do wear a thong when necessary, promise). BUT, I’ve had such a hard time finding the right pair of underwear for a while! Totally stocking up on these!!!

  3. LOVE your fall polishes! That green is gorgeous! And definitely loving the flannel with the Tieks! Maybe one day I’ll own a pair… *sigh* LOL! Definitely probably shouldn’t be spending the money on them right now though but getting a pair will be my goal one day! And love the way you stacked those rings, so pretty!

    <3, Pamela
    sequinsandseabreezes.blogspot.com

  4. That really is the perfect fall outfit!

  5. Brianne says:

    I’m pretty sure I have that gray. If not it’s a very close shade. I love it!

  6. I am going to have to look in to those underwear!! I am totally with you on Victoria Secrets just not being up to par or worth the money anymore. I have had some good finds at Gap…but it is hit or miss and not totally in love with them. And I am with Joey, I am glad to see someone else posting regular panites and not just thongs. Come on now, let’s all be honest, ya know?!

    I love that polish color and I am so going to have to try that mascara!!! You know my love for They’re Real runs real deep but I had gotten some samples of other stuff to try and so I was using them up and I realized that my lashes look healthier now that I am not using it all the time. Interesting revelation. So I only use it on a rare occasion these days and have been using Tarte for every day.

    Those flats are totally cute. I bought a pair of Cole Haan flats at Nordstrom Rack a little while back and haven’t quite broken them out yet, They are just plain black and I am going to need another color for this season….so I may have to try these out since you speak so highly of them!!

  7. Love your fall polishes, I have a very similar green from OPI called Jade is the New Black :)

  8. Ashley says:

    I didn’t believe the Tieks hype until I got my first pair too. So freaking comfortable!! Loving the burgundy for fall.

  9. Love the fall polishes! I think I’m going to take myself for a mani pedi today to get some darker colors for Fall!
    ~Elise @ highheelsglitteringeyes.blogspot.com

  10. you know i’m a tieks addict so we have that in common :) need some new fall polish shades though. but i tend to stick to my go-to essie color everyyyyy day which is a deep dark purple almost black. die for it. lastly – i may need to try that mascara. eek a convert? could it happen? :)

    cheshirekatblog.com

  11. I have been living in my chambray button down with our “fall” weather lately, but I am on the hunt for a comfy plaid button down. Love the one you posted!!

  12. Whaaat?! A better mascara than They’re Real? I need to try this! Especially if it really does come off easier… it’s a real PITA at night to spend so much time taking it off!

  13. JumpingJE says:

    Feeling the same way about the earlier night-time, but that’s all great with me because snuggle weather is the best weather!

  14. Julia says:

    LOL about dipping below the 70’s and breaking out the plaid shirt! I did the same thing this weekend! I’m like, ooo, it’s not 90 degrees, let’s wear long sleeves! :)

    I love your nail polish colors, especially the green! I really do want to get some Tieks someday, I have heard amazing things about them!

  15. Could NOT agree with you more on VS’s quality! It’s like they start to fall apart on the third wash! I’m so getting some of the pairs you posted… I don’t wear thongs very often after the baby (TMI? Meh!) and these are cute briefs!

    I could talk about undies all day ;)

  16. I feel like I need to get all of those things. And yes, VS quality has definitely gone hill. What the what?

  17. I’m going to look for that underwear. I like the underwear from the Gap, but its always good to have another option. :-) VS underwear stinks now. The style that I used to wear all of the time, they put some weird seam up the butt. Annoying!! Love those Tieks and some day I’ll bite the bullet and get a pair. We sell those yosi flats at work, they’re cute. I like those polishes a lot too. Check out the Gwen Stefani holiday 2014 collection from OPI there are some fab colors in it. :-)

  18. Your Fall outfit is SO cute. I’ve been lusting over Tieks for so long, but I’m
    So cheap lol… One day I’ll get them, one day! Love the polishes and thanks for the heads up on the undies!

  19. Christina says:

    That green nail polish is perfect! Ohhh another mascara to check out. Perfect.

  20. P!nky says:

    Love those fall nail polish colors, and thanks for the underoos suggestion.

  21. I love those ballet flats! I need to go get some and save my feet :) I can’t wait to see how the gray polish looks, it can make my skin look really ashy, so I have to be careful when I pick out nail polish colors.

  22. Stacy G says:

    Ok so I should have stopped by earlier ,because I finally just gave in to ordering Benefit’s They’re real moments ago! lol I got the sample size to try so maybe I will try this one out next! Always love your recommendations! XO

  23. I am loving all your favorites right now! I am going to look into Tieks – I clearly think I’m missing out on not having a pair in my life. Thanks for the tip about the underwear – I’m always on the hunt for good ones! And, the fact that they are seamless and don’t ride up are even better.

  24. I seriously love those Tieks. Man – I wonder if I got them in black, if I’d be able to rock them at the office. Going to the website now, by the way – let me just finish my comment. HA!

    I have been eyeing quite a few F21 looks right now – and I’m just letting my body get back on track (from our honey moon) before I go and just BINGE SHOP. I need to look more like a girl when I’m not at work – I swear, it’s either work clothes (which could use some sprucing too) or workout clothes OR PJS. If I have to go out – for like dinner or with friends I have so little options.

    Layered rings – oooh – need to check those out.

  25. I love fall nail polishes.
    I have the hardest time finding undies that don’t ride up… I’ll have to check those out.

  26. I think I need to get on the Tieks train! I was just thinking I needed some new underwear and VS’s are crap! TMI but they get holes in them so easily!

  27. Loving all plaid right now, I’m quite pleased I when I can bust the flannels out.

  28. Donna says:

    Love that grey nail polish colour!

  29. Kristen says:

    seriously VS underwear is not like it used to be, I bought some recently because I had a gift card but other than that I am still searching for the perfect undies for me.. lol. I got a big booty, I need some coverage, yo. I am definitely checking out that mascara!

  30. love the layering ring sets! and thanks for the tip on the undies – i’m with you about VS not being up to par…

  31. I need to try that mascara, I’ve heard great things. I think I’m the only person on the planet who has kind of the opposite issues with the They’re Real mascara. I love it, it makes my lashes look great, but on warm days it’s the only mascara that leaves little dots all over the tops of my eyelids. And, it comes right off with my facewash lol! But I’ve read so many people say they struggle with getting it off. Isn’t that crazy!

  32. Kari says:

    I LOVE that green nail polish! I really need to switch over to a fall color. Also, those Tieks are so cute. I have been wondering if they’re as comfortable as they look, so I’m glad to read your review. My birthday is coming up soon:) Hope you’re having a great day!

  33. I’ve been debating Tieks for awhile now, might just have to bite the bullet! Those undies look amazing too, I like a full, total butt coverage style too & those look perfect!

  34. I hear you with the getting dark early, major killer! The couch calls! I love the idea that the OPI grey has a gold glimmer, I may have to pick that one up. The more you mention the tieks, the more I want to give them a try. And that mascara, I’m currently wearing They’re real, so I may have to give that one a try, it sounds great!

  35. Heading to the makeup counter ASAP to get that mascara!!!!!!! Yay!

  36. Ooh love those polishes! Also Lululemon came out with undies that are my new all time fav. Amazing. I’m going to have to try out these DKNY ones too!

  37. Meagan says:

    Omg, I love that green nail polish!!! Loving deep/dark green’s in general right now. :) And I feel you on wanting to just snuggle into bed earlier to watch TV or read because it’s dark out. The dark mornings are pretty rough, it feels like night time still when I leave haha.

  38. Becky M says:

    Love the layered rings and that green polish! Such great fall accessories!

    http://www.madeintheshadeblog.com

  39. So many goodies! I have been eyeing the Tieks but needed the opinion of someone who actually bought them to make sure they’re worth the price tag!

  40. Ooh I’m liking this green polish! Love the Tieks color you picked out, too; it’s basically a compliment to everything!

  41. Tami says:

    Ok I am in awe that your self-done mani looks sooo good! Seriously. Mine always looks like a 5 yr old did it.

  42. Tracey says:

    Damn you and all your Tieks!!!

  43. I’m always on the hunt for good underwear..and 3 for $30 sounds right up my alley! Thanks for sharing girl!
    And I loveee that green nailpolish. It’s the perfect fall green color.

  44. Erin LFF says:

    LOVING that nail color girl– gorgeous!! I’m due for a new fall polish- all I’ve got are pinks and reds it seems! Also thanks for the heads up on good underwear- those are cute, too!

  45. Love that gray color nail polish, so fall. I am all about the plaid lately. The red is the perfect color.

  46. alyssa says:

    Loving all these pics you shared. Those nail polish shades are absolutely gorgeous! I have Master Plan by Essie on my nails now, it’s a similar gray. Isn’t gray just a gorgeous color for fall?? Super cute outfit too :) we’re already in the jacket phase of things up here in the northeast and I’m wishing fall would just slow down a little!

  47. Jen says:

    Ahh that mascara sounds amazing! I hate that the Benefit mascara is nearly impossible to take off! Love your fall uniform. I NEED to buy tieks!

    xo, Jen
    http://www.comfortably-chic.com

  48. So I’ve never heard of Tieks until last week and now you are talking all about how great they are…I need to check these bad boys out!

    And loving that green on your nails!

  49. I’m so picky about mascara and almost always only use Lancome, but that YSL is one of the only other ones I’ve ever tried that I like and would consider buying, so I’m with you on it being amazing! Love that green polish- such a great color for fall that’s different from all the berry and red shades.

  50. I have been wanting a pair of Tieks but it is so hard to get over the price tag! I suppose if I got a neutral pair I could kind of justify it…

  51. Can’t wait to try out that polish. I’ve been on the hunt for a perfect grey! And now you’ve really got me wanting a pair of Tieks!

  52. Loving the colors, your flats and the nail polishes. I believe fall is the season when we can try new warmer trends…it never gets old. :)

  53. I can never wear “regular” undies… I’m a thong girl all the way. Just cause I could never find a pair of not so granny undies that didn’t ride up my ass. Buuuut.. I might have to check those one out sicne you say they don’t roll or leave panty lines :) Sounds like a good find! I love the plaid outfit your sporting and that fall polish!

  54. I am so with you on VS underwear not being as good as they used to. The material isn’t very comfortable and I haven’t found any pairs that I just had to have. Granted, I haven’t shopped there for a while. Another thing I noticed, while we are talking underwear.. is I swear it is getting smaller! That or my butt is getting bigger. I usually buy a size small and I bought some new underwear, and lets just say those suckers must have been for a girl half my size. Ugh.

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