Sunday, August 24, 2014

My Planner Review: Whitney English Day Designer Planner - 2014 Edition

Hi y'all!

I had several requests to do a review over my Whitney English Day Designer Planner which I mentioned in my What's In My Bag Tag post. I really love this planner!! But it's still not my absolute perfect planner but it's the closest I've found so far. 

For 2013, I used the Erin Condren Life Planner. I liked the planner mainly due to the thickness of the paper and I could use almost any pen in it (my favorite are Le Pens in Lavender). However, I really wanted a planner with daily pages for both schedules and to do lists. The main con with the Life Planner was the colorfulness of it. I'm super picky and meticulous when using colors (other than neutrals) and the Life Planner just threw me off.

I forgot how I heard about the Whitney English Day Designer.... I probably saw it on Instagram. When I saw the bold black & white stripes, I was instantly intrigued.

I'm not a huge fan of gold but it there's not a huge amount of it so I can live :) After doing more research and finding out there were daily pages with schedules and to do lists, I was sold. Also, there are inspirational quotes on each page. Anyone who knows me knows that I love quotes (check my Instagram for proof hehe). 

I use Washi tape to categorize events on my monthly pages. I bought most of my Washi tape on Etsy through The Washi Shop.

Be sure to watch the video for more about the cons of this planner.

Sadly, Whitney sells the Day Designers on her Etsy shop at intervals throughout the year. And I am not exaggerating when I say they sell out within a day. No joke! So if you are interested in one, be sure to sign up on the Day Designer website for updates on when the next batch will be available for sale... or follow her on Instagram. I believe the next batch will be available for sale sometime in September and you can bet your hiney I'll be buying it that day!! I think she has designs other than stripes as well so I highly recommend the planner.

I plan on looking around for build your own planners with binder clips and daily inserts.... but so far I have not found anything that fits my planner criteria. 

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I hope my review was helpful for anyone out there looking for a new agenda. Have a great day y'all!


Monday, July 28, 2014

Outfit Remix - Chanel Flats & White

I'm a bad blogger..... I take pictures of outfits and forget to post them so here I am catching up. There will be other catch up posts as well but better late than never in my eyes :)

I wore this outfit to go dress shopping for my bridal party. I have a deep love for big buns (all kinds hehe) and was able to achieve a poofier bun without using one of those bun contraptions thanks to one of my favorite bloggers, Running on Happiness. I just teased the hair before twisting it into place. Also, these J.Crew Minnie Pants are by far one of my most favorite pieces in my closet. It's the perfect length and is the perfect "legging" pant without being a legging (read: see through). I've had them for over a year and love them to pieces. I'll probably be picking up another pair as it gets cooler.

I've had my Chanel flats for close to a year now. They are my FAVORITE flats ever.... if only I could splurge on an all black pair. I typically wear a 37.5 but sized up to a 38 since my foot is a bit wide. They fit wonderfully and are pretty dang comfortable! More comfortable than my Tory Burch Reva flats that kill me.

*Let's play where's Waldo.... I mean Juicy :)

Then a couple of weeks later, I decided to pair the flats/top combo with this polka dot skirt I bought from Ann Taylor. Trying to shop my closet rather than actual shopping, y'all know what I mean?!

Outfit #1: Ann Taylor Sweater, Target Top, J.Crew Minnie Pants, Chanel Flats, Henri Bendel Satchel
Outfit #2: Ann Taylor Sweater, Target Top, Ann Taylor Skirt, Chanel Flats

Saturday, July 12, 2014

What's in Stephienese Bag?

Hi y'all!

I filmed an updated what's in my bag video since my last one is a few years old. If you follow me on Instagram, you would have seen my post about this GORGEOUS bag, the Henri Bendel Carlyle Satchel. It seriously is my current favorite bag and is my first purse purchase from Henri Bendel. Needless to say, I am now a huge fan of their purses. 

My makeup is pretty much my normal routine except I added a little liner to my lower waterline & smudged it out. Also I'm wearing NYX's Diva Lipstick and LOVE it! I curled my hair using a Hana flat iron that I've had laying around and really liked the results. I'll have to keep practicing to perfect it but I feel like for my first time, it turned out well :)

Without further adieu, here is my newest video and some extra pictures of the purse & my mug :) Please excuse the crumb debris in my purse.... at least y'all know I legit use it!!!

Sunday, July 6, 2014

My Wedding Makeup Tutorial

Hi y'all!

This post is the first of a series of posts to go over my wedding. I did my own makeup for our big day and really liked how it came out. 

The video is quite long but I'm explaining and talking throughout it :) I'm still rusty with the whole tutorial thing, so bear with me. I hope y'all enjoy!

Products used:
Ardell False Lashes in Wispies
MAC Lipstick in Love, Henri (Limited Edition)