Monday, December 31, 2012

Here Is To 2013

Thank you for a fabulous 2012!!
I look forward to having a great 2013 with all of you. 
Here is to a BIGGER & more Sparkly year!

Thursday, December 27, 2012


A beautiful mug for my morning coffee
Bows - always classy & regal. They'll never go out of style.
The make-up basics. Liquid eyeliner & a great mascara - you can take on the world with just these two.
Thank you Marc for making the cutest bottle.
Mixed Patterns.
Sleepy pup.

  Mini-bow Studs / Liquid Eyeliner / Mascara  / Dot Perfume / Polka Dot Sweater / Striped Jeans

Life is made special by all of the little tings along the way. The pattern of a bag, the smell of a
 candle, the sound of the newest hit... those things together make life so fun & special.
Its all about the details!

Friday, December 21, 2012


Have you heard about Birchbox??
If you are into fashion or makeup at all you will love this! Birchbox is a great company who keeps you up to date on all of the most recent beauty finds. So instead of having to scour all over the internet looking for whats "hot", you can just get a Birchbox delivered to your door to keep you up on the trends while saving you time & money. What you do when you sign-up is you fill out this little info sheet about your style, skin type, hair type, interests, ect... and then every month a little box full of goodies that they feel suits your taste will be delivered to your door. 

The pictures you see here are a sample of what I got in December's box. I loved this months it was full of so much goodness:
 - Juicy Couture Perfume
 - ModelCo Shine Ultra Lipgloss w/ Mirror
- Beneifit! It's Potent Eye Cream
- Kerastase Hair Treatment
 - Emily's Chocolate Covered Fortune Cookie (MY FAVORITE!)

Aren't those some great treats?!? Well if you are anything like me & you love getting presents, Birchbox is the thing for you, because you will be guaranteed to receive a present in the mail every month :) Also you can give it as a gift, excellent last minute purchase for the sister/mother/best friend in your life
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Thursday, December 20, 2012

A Normal Day

Yes I am just like everyone else in that there are days where you could really care less about what you are wearing because you have so much going on that you can't spare the extra brain power to piece an outfit together. This was one of those day. So this is me being about at plain & unstyled as I get (well if its real bad I don't even wash my hair or put on makeup, so this is a good day). When those days come, when in doubt just throw of skinny jeans & a patterned top... viola, you look like you atleast care :)

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Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Thank You!

I wanted to just say a big THANK YOU to all of my loyal followers & readers out there. You have stuck with me through my rambling and crazy hair days. I appreciate you all so much & you inspire me to keep blogging my little heart out. Because of that I want to give you a token of my appreciation!! The first 10 readers to leave a comment on this blog post will receive a thank you present from me! (please make sure you put your e-mail address in your comment so that I can reach you :)

Thanks you & I love you all!

Sandra Dee

These pants make me feel like I should be running through a fun house singing "your the one that I want!" They aren't quiet as tight as Olivia Newton Johns were though (thankfully!) I like the faux leather look, you just have to be careful in your styling of it because it can head south & go street walkerish if you aren't careful. I have found through my search that it can be hard to come by a cheaper priced pair that is actually a flattering fit (I am all about getting a deal but if it doesn't fit well, despite whatever the deal is, don't get it!) Even though its faux, most places have high prices tags on there leather wannabes. After searching for some time I finally scored these babies at H&M for quit a great price. So for the rest of the day I am going to channel my inner Sandra Dee & try to refrain from singing.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Gift Guide - 1 Week!!

$30 & Under Gift Guide

Its almost here! This time next week we will all be celebrating the big day. So if you have not done your shopping yet, now is the time! You have enough time to still get presents shipped b& have them make it before next Tuesday. Here is my final gift guide featuring my personal favorites that are all under $30. Hopefully it will lend those procrastinators out there some help.

For more affordable gift ideas check out my Gift Guide Pinterest board. 

End on a Great, BIG High Note

This year, just like every year, as December 31st quickly approaches we begin to look back at the year. We look back & laugh, cry or maybe scream at what has happened over the past 12 months. Unfortunately many people, including myself, can look at the year & instead of smiling about the victories & the mountains climbed, we often get a heavy heart for the mistakes made & the lack of progress in areas we wished to take. 

Right now, despite whatever 2012 held, lets choose, you & I to smile about the ground we did take this year. Lets choose to look back on the bright moments of 2012. The midnight movie showings with friends, the random dance parties that broke out (and you have video proof of :), the family dinners, the date nights, the late night chats, cries & laughs with your best friend over a good bottle of wine. As we go into Christmas & New Years lets dwell on those moments that made 2012 a great year, despite whatever obstacles we  faced. Lets go into these next few days of celebration with friends & family & lets create more of those memories that will make 2012 end on a great, BIG high note.

Monday, December 17, 2012

Window Shopping

If $$$ Grew on trees
I know I am not the only one who wanders online or in stores & looks at the brands that I love but I know that there is no possible way that I can afford even a pair of socks from the line. I guess the correct term for it would be "window shopping", pretty much just gawking at all of the beautiful things that your bank account won't let you enjoy, so drooling over them is the closest you will ever get. Well today I am going to force you to suffer as well and virtual window shop with me! (the briefcase is my favorite piece!! you?)

For more of my "Window Shopping" finds check out my Pinterest Board

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

40 & Under Gift Guide

$40 & Under Gift Guide

It is almost here! I can barely stand it. I am a big gift person, I have been shopping for Christmas presents since October (yes, I am that crazy person!) I am so excited because this Saturday starts the present exchange extravaganza. This Saturday I do the big Christmas get together with my side of the family. We will make all of the Christmas treats & open presents while eating monkey bread & sipping mimosa's. That is just the big kick off of a whole week of present giving before my husband & I leave for LA on Friday to fly out & spend Christmas with his family. 

It's so close I can taste it!! When will all of your Christmas festivities begin?
For more affordable gift ideas check out my Gift Guide Pinterest board. 

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Be Bold

 How many times have you walked into a store, flipped through a magazine or browsed through an online store & found a crazy, over the top statement piece & you love it, it goes into your shopping cart but then... you end up going for the boring solid basic piece instead! We are all guilty, we've all done it. We have talked ourselves down from the fabulous, bold piece because we feel like we can't validate it because it doesn't match with as much. So we end up getting the boring piece that goes with almost everything instead & 2 weeks later we stare at our wardrobe & complain about how plain it is. 

Today my challenge for you is to think outside of the box!! Do not put those patterned pants back & buy the black jeans instead, go crazy & add some pattern!!! Sure it may not match with a much, but that doesn't mean you won't wear as much. With crazy pieces you just have to remember that it is the main focus of the outfit & that everything else you are wearing needs to be simple. 

My challenge to you: don't be boring be bold!

Monday, December 10, 2012

H&M Shopping Extravaganza!

Last Thursday two My Scuttle readers & I got to go to the Grand Opening of the new H&M store at Arbor Place Mall in ATL. Here are some of the photos from the event featuring some of my favorite H&M finds & our shopping extravaganza.