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My Amazon purchases roundup for the months of October and November is finally here! I know you guys love this post so I am so excited to bring it to y'all today. As always don't forget to check out my Amazon Shop Page to get all the things I'm loving and using all rounded up on one shopping list. Makes all our lives easier incase you ever need to reference it, check it out here.

Okay wow, these things are lifesavers I tell ya. $5 and they make a ring you found at a random vintage store basically fit any finger (as long as the ring is too big of course.) You just wrap this little plastic cord around the back side of the ring and it makes it so it fits your finger perfectly. 

My favorite winter shade of nail polish. It's like a dark navy with a hint of gray to it. I've worn this for years and couldn't find it in a store, ended up finding it on Amazon for $1 cheaper than Target.

Another restock but wow these things are truly my favorite wipes ever. I was sent my first batch of face wipes back in June and used them on special occasions when I really didn't want to wash my face (hello I'm lazy) and finally had to bite the bullet to purchase some! I definitely thought they'd be way more expensive but they are $14 a pack and worth every penny. My face feels moisturized and clean after I use one.


So many of you were asking about these boots when I went to New York and said I was going to wear them. I was so desperate for these boots that I ordered a half size smaller than my normal shoe size because I had to have these and they didn't have my size or anything larger. That's why I haven't been wearing them. But I did take a picture that I never posted when I wore them in NYC, so heres that. How wild are these?! SO fun.

Wow being an adult is so fun because you get excited about finding the bargain of 4 water filters for your pitcher for $11. That's a freaking steal in my book.

Another practical purchase of mine. I don't like the look of my necklaces being the same length when I am trying to stack them so these allow them to be different lengths.

For Portland I picked up this cheap teddy coat and it feels just like something I'd buy from Urban Outfitters. I would definitely consider it more of a jacket because it's not the thickest thing in the entire world, but it definitely did the job on the colder nights in Portland this fall. Softer by far than the I.Am.Gia one.

My Cyber Monday impulse purchase that was a whopping $6. Yeah quite the steal. I know they aren't the best essential oils in the world but I really like them for myself. My favorite one in this bundle was the cinnamon one. So yummy for winter. I mix it with a peppermint essential oil.

This is my favorite makeup palette of all time, I hit pan on so many of my shadows in this palette that I've had for years so I decided to buy a new one. If you have blue eyes you need this palette. It honestly is way better than any Urban Decay Naked Palette. Yep, I went there.

I've talked about this stuff many times before but I was running out and I had to get a new one. Worth every penny because it makes your clothes (and anywhere you're washing your clothes) smell amazing. I would definitely gift this to people this holiday season. The bottle looks small when you get it but mine lasted a year of using it on my sheets and sometimes clothes!

As you guys know from my Holiday decor post, I did my own Advent Calendar this year because I love to craft and couldn't find a calendar that wasn't overly cheesy. I loved doing this. It was so fun!

Pic taken with lens

I showed you guys on my Instastory (check my Amazon highlights if you missed it) why this thing is amazing. It gives your phone a high quality wide angle. This isn't like those cheap ones you can get at Urban Outfitters either. It's legit. Gifting this this holiday season as well.

Celine Necklace Dupe (see above)
I love the look of the Celine necklaces but I don't want to pay an arm and a leg for something so trendy right now. However I will pay $15 for the wannabe version of it. This thing is mighty too. I definitely recommend it! Just don't bathe with it (obviously.)

That's my roundup for the past two months purchases on Amazon Prime. I hope you guys enjoyed this tradition post. I love doing these for you guys. Let me know in the comments if you have something I should check out on Amazon, I love impulse buying on Amazon so I will probably cave and try whatever y'all recommend. Good thing I'm not impulsive right? Sarcasm intended. 

Everyone has their vice, mine is Amazon.


For Cody's birthday this year he wanted to go to Portland, Oregon and being my love for Seattle, I was very excited when he chose to head to the Pacific Northwest again. If you haven't read last year's Seattle recap, I'll link it here!


Where We Stayed

Y'all know how much I love Airbnb and as much as I wish I could say I am sponsored by them, I am not, just a big fan because it allows me to book really creative spaces where I can take pictures endlessly in. Since Cody decided he wanted to go to Portland for his birthday so early on, I was able to have a big selection of Airbnb's available and when I saw this plant filled apartment in the Alberta district, I knew I had to book it. I think for 3 nights it ended up costing less than $300 which is a steal in my opinion. As always if you want $40 off your first Airbnb reservation, you can use my link to sign up and I get $20 credit towards my next trip. A win-win. Check out airbnb here!

Here's a direct link to the airbnb we stayed in incase you want to stay in it as well!

Would I stay in that area again? Absolutely. It was maybe 10-15 minutes from downtown but honestly most of our time was spent all around the city.

Would I stay in the airbnb again? 1000000%. It was decorated amazingly. I hope to stay there again sometime. Plus the bed was super comfortable so I suppose that's always good.



Where We Ate

Kung POW!
 I feel like you have to say this restaurants name very aggressively since it's capitalized partially. We love Chinese and Nashville has no good Chinese places so this was our first meal in Portland. My favorite thing was the chicken fried rice Cody and I shared, it was everything I needed. Plus they have Coke products. I turn up for that.

Voodoo Donuts
Obviously Cody (a big fan of donuts) wanted to get Voodoo in the place where it originated so we went there our first morning. I don't really like donuts *gasp* but mine was pretty delicious for a donut. I got the strawberry iced sprinkle one! 

Breakside Brewery
We actually ate here twice. One time I got the macaroni and cheese and then the other time I got the seasonal special which was the ham & cheese sandwich. If they offer that sandwich, GET IT. Also both times we got the soft pretzels because if you know me, you know I adore dijon mustard so obviously by default I love soft pretzels.

Que Pasa Cantina
We had some damn good Mexican here. Unfortunately we came here when it was short staffed but I wouldn't hold that against them because life happens. While it took a while to get our food, it didn't stop us from enjoying our appetizers. We got the chips, guacamole and salsa trio. Cody got the goat cheese and corn quesadilla. One word: delicious. Same word I'd use to describe the jalapeƱo mac I got.

Killer Burger
Honestly one of the best burgers I've had in a long time. We randomly stumbled into here when we were downtown one day and holy freakin yum. Don't go here if you're vegan because they put bacon on every burger but I love bacon so my kind of place. You can make your burger extra spicy with their special sauce, I got it on the side which I recommend doing because 1. it's hot and I don't want y'all to die if you don't like spicy stuff as much as me and 2. because you can dip your fries in it. Also they have a spicy mustard which was heavenly as well. Think McDonalds hot mustard but better. It was KILLER.

Batter Griddle & Drinkery
We went here because it was open at 8 am and we were still on Nashville time so we were up and at em' early in the morning. I got the cinnamon roll pancakes and they were delicious. I think you can find better places to eat in Portland for brunch though.



What We Did

Powell's Bookstore
Duh, we had to. I love used book stores so this was one of our first stops while in Portland. We spent about an hour rummaging though the sections of used books and obviously found my way to the houseplant section. They have so many books, my kind of place!

Visited Local Breweries
Since we were in Portland for Cody's birthday, we had to stop at as many breweries as we could make time for because Cody loves craft beer and Portland is the place for craft beer freaks. He was in his element. We stopped at all the well known ones but I think his favorite was Cascade. Even I had some beers there, they specialize in sours, which I love!

Vintage Shopping
There are so many vintage stores in Portland but my favorite one was Red Fox Vintage. They had a good mixture of curated vintage clothes (so less of a dig for a find) and home decor. Also the Goodwill superstore on SE 6th, it was ginormous and had so much good stuff. Even had a huge selection of vintage cameras which I regret not buying one.

Plant Stores
We hit up Solabee's and Marbotts Nursery which were about a mile from each other. I recommend both of them for sure. Solabee's was definitely more of aesthetic goals and special plants. Definitely a gorgeous store but Marbott's was filled with rare plants. Marbott's was more of a family owned actual nursery with greenhouses and every plant galore. I found variegated string of hearts there and brought some home with me.

The Saturday Market Downtown
We found ourselves wandering around downtown on Saturday morning and saw so many people walking around the river front so we decided to check out what was going on. A freaking adorable market! I loved it. Definitely check it out if you're in town on a Saturday.

What I Wore


dress: revolve || necklaces: miranda frye & child of wild || rings: vintage


dress: free people (cheap dupe here) || boots: dr. martens || hat: lack of color


sweater: revolve (ON SALE 50% OFF) || pants: free people || hat: lack of color || boots: dr. martens


duster: free people || bodysuit: free people || pants: grlfrnd denim || shoes: dr. Martens

So that's the travel guide and recap of what we did while we were in Portland, Oregon.

I LOVED Portland. LOVED IT. I can't wait to visit there again. The architecture, the people, the food, the plants, I would live there if it wasn't so far from my family. Also I find the whole "can't pump your own gas" thing weird.

Have you guys ever been? Let me know in the comments. Or if you're form Portland, feel free to leave recommendations for other people who might be reading this. Love y'all!

It's officially the holiday season and I couldn't be happier about it. It's 100% my favorite time of the year. In December Cody and I will actually be celebrating our 2 year anniversary and obviously Christmas at the end of the month. So many things to look forward to.

I wanted to give you guys a closer look at my holiday decor that I've started to set up in my house's living room. It's so cozy and truthfully I am very impressed with myself with how my tree turned out this year. If you haven't seen last years tree and post, I'll link it here for you to check out!

Entryway Decorations


I know how much you guys love when I do entryway shots on my IG of the credenza, so I wanted to specifically do a holiday entryway post. I had no idea it would turn out as good as it did, atleast in my opinion it turned out decent. 

I probably got all these tree tabletop decorations for under $30. A lot of the miniature ones are from Hobby Lobby or Target's dollar section so I couldn't link them for you guys, just check your local store for some!

My favorite essentials for my entryway this holiday season are from Amazon as per usual. My letterboard is less than $20 and can be used season to season, I just switch up the message on it! It's so fun figuring out new things to write on it. I even DIYed my own advent calendar that I also purchased on Amazon. Amazon is my best friend. Check out my instastories (holiday highlight) for more details on what I did to achieve this! I also DIYed my nutcracker from Hobby Lobby. I clearly loved Hobby Lobby this season.

advent calendar || letterboard || credenza || mini peacock chair

The Tree


My Christmas tree is on fleek this year. I can't find this exact Christmas tree online but I am linking an exact dupe of it from Target! Target always has great deals on Christmas trees, I actually got the one thats going up in my room from Target last year.

To get the "boho" Christmas tree look I wanted it to look full and filled with different neutrals and textures. I actually didn't spend too much on ornaments, I had a lot from last year and used those for pops of textures with the features and everything. I've linked a few specific ornaments below but the basic circle ornaments are actually from At Home and Target. Simple as that. I obviously love plants so when I saw the Christmas greenery at Hobby Lobby, I swooped some that people normally put in wreaths and put them into my tree. They look so cool! That's how I got the perfect bohemian Christmas tree this year. Simple as that. I finished it off with my Anthropologie rattan tree topper and matching garland from Target.



So what do you think of my holiday decorations this year? Do you love them? I sure hope you guys love them as much as me. Let me know how you are decorating your tree this year? What's your "theme" because I love seeing so many different ways of decorating?


TIS THE SEASON. HAPPY SHOPPING MY PEOPLE!

Reformation

Reformation never goes full on sale... but on Cyber Monday they definitely do. 30% off EVERYTHING. Can you believe it? I can't. I picked some of my favorites below to make it easier to navigate the site!




Urban Outfitters

UPDATE: Their Cyber Monday sale is as follows, $50 off $150, $25 off $100 and $10 off $50. So amazing!! Now is the time to pick up things if you hadn't picked up any for Black Friday because thats a steal.

Every year I take advantage of the Thanksgiving Day/Black Friday sale that Urban does because it's always BOGO 50% off and it's my favorite place to shop for shirts for Cody. He's so easy to shop for there! And I mean it's nice too if you want to do some shopping for yourself.

Even the home stuff is on sale, yep. I am pretty excited about it too. My plant hangers hanging in my office are BOGO 50% off meaning you can get 2 for $75 when it's normally over $100.

Also I've been lusting over this pullover, you'll definitely want to be adding this to your Christmas List.




Been waiting to find the perfect holiday dress? Well they've got a lot of Free People exclusives 50% off and one of them in particular is my dream holiday dress under $200 with the sale! Quite the steal for a Free People exclusive.

UPDATE: For Cyber Monday they added more deals to the Free People exclusives sale but also are doing 30% off the sale! We love a sale on sale.


UPDATE: Another sale I never fail to get a bunch of stuff from is Anthropologie. They always do 30% off everything for Black Friday which is music to my ears. This year for Cyber Monday they are continuing the 30% off everything sale but adding free shipping over 100 too! I get my holiday decorations at this time usually!

Every year I like to get people the Anthropologie monogrammed mugs and fill them with little trinkets. Such a good little gift to give neighbors, friends, coworkers or really anyone who loves coffee or tea.

Another good gift idea is the Anthropologie soap and lotion kit for Capri Blue. Everyone who knows the scent of Capri Blue, knows its the most amazing scent in the entire world.





Another place I love looking for clothes for Cody on is ASOS, fun fact is it's where I buy all his jeans since he's a long leg dude. For Cyber Monday they are doing 25% off everything. Don't forget to use code EPIC25.


UPDATE: I freakin love Amazon Cyber Monday deals every year. Every year I get sucked in to buying a new external charging battery and it's always so handy because every year they manage to get smaller and smaller. Linking my favorite deals here:

A great deal on a Toshiba TV, you save $50 on a nice sized TV!


Super deal on my external battery that I am buying. Seriously these things will change your life when you travel.


UPDATE: Im a huge Revolve fan and Revolve never has sales. Period. Maybe once a year for one day only but other than that, nothing. So when I saw they were actually doing something for Cyber Monday I got so hyped! Take an additional 20% off final sale!

My robe that you've seen me wear is actually in the sale, its marked down to less than $40 now!





UPDATE: Now this ladies and gentleman is the Cyber Monday deal of the century... basically more than 50% off my favorite Dyson vacuum. My Dyson is my best friend tbh, if you don't have one yet, you need one. Seriously. A cordless vacuum will change your adulthood life in magical ways. Check it out here.


UPDATE: 30% off everything at Forever 21 too. I die for cheap sweaters and guess what? They have a dupe for my free people sweater dress I wore in Portland. Check that one out here.




They are doing a huge designer sale right now on a lot of the trendiest things this past season. Right now they have a Chloe bag that I have been lusting over for literally a year (I've been watching YouTube videos and looking up reviews literally the past year on it) and it's 25% off. The color is so practical too!

They even have the Saint Laurent Sheepskin bag's on sale made out of the teddy fabric. So trendy but so cute. Ugh if only money grew on trees.

Fendi boots are what you're lusting for this season? Don't worry, they've got ya covered here too. All on sale now.

Been dying for some sock shoes? They've got the logo Balenciaga sock shoes on sale here too. Like what?! These never go on sale.



Chloe is doing a huge sale on their website too! YIKES RIP MY BANK ACCOUNT. My favorite Susanna boots are on sale, you can get them for almost 50% off in certain colors. Check out their sale section here because stuff will go fast.

EVERYTHING IS 20-25% OFF.

Yep, you read that correctly, everything if you spend $250+ is on sale at Free People and if you are a Free People fan, you know the clothes add up quickly so $250 is easy to do. I wanted to do a roundup of my Free People items this season and some of my favorite picks. Also every order has free shipping so it's so easy to make a purchase. Actually it's rather dangerous... oops. Sorry. Enjoy!


When I saw this dress on Free People's site about 2 months ago I knew I had to have it for Portland. You bet your bottom dollar I got the dress for Portland and I wore it with my Dr. Martens while wandering around this new (to me) city. Such a comfy duo.



Two very different outfits but both featuring some adorable Free People items. First things first, can we talk about this leopard velvet duster? I love leopard, I love velvet, this is heaven. And for 20% off the pricetag, you'll definitely save a lot.

The plaid pants in the last picture are stretchy, comfortable and under $100! Need I say more? I am wearing my normal size! I love how they have a little flare on them.

One last thing, these Dr. Marten boots are my favorite shoe purchase of the season. They come in 3 colors and I love the brown so I am thinking about purchasing them during this sale. Spend a little more and you'll get them for 20% off. Turn up for that.


Okay I obviously cannot get enough of sweater dresses this season... or sweaters in general. When I saw this sweater dress on Free People's site, I knew it had to be mine. I'm wearing a medium and it looks amazing belted or worn on its own. 

These boots are my favorite pair of knee high boots this season. You're probably thinking, okay so you have one pair of knee high boots so these are default favorite but nope, I have grown my boot collection a lot this season and these are my favorite because 1. the color and 2. the comfort. They are so comfortable. The heel is the perfect height.


Y'all died over this velvet green suit on Instagram a few weeks ago. It's truly amazing. A lot of y'all compared it to Harry Styles... LOL. I wore my true size and it's definitely fabulous for the holiday season coming up. Get it here.

Shop everything here:



Now onto my wishlist items...


My favorite sweater dress from last season, get it while it's on sale!

This teddy coat is amazing. It's such a statement but different than every other teddy coat on the market right now.


Remember the Free People denim jacket I wore all spring with the floral print? Yeah well they have winter version of it on the market right now and it's perfect. Check it out here.

HAPPY SHOPPING!

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