Happy Friday! I've been a little MIA this past week, not from choice but from an overload of school assignments, but I'm excited to share my 5 favorite things for this week!
1. Sweaters + Dresses
Banana Republic sweater: [new, $10], Saks 5th Ave dress [new, $11], Ann Taylor booties [new, $20], Tiffany & Co earrings [new, gift]
Outfit total: $41
The weather is finally starting to cool in Southern California, but is it *really* winter if you still need to turn on the AC? I've been really wanting to break out my cozy winter clothes, but I also don't want to have a heat stroke, you feel me? I love this sweater and dress combo because it is winter cozy that still allows for a breeze. And I love the off the shoulder look for this dress because you can see the fun pattern on the back. Win win!
2. OTK Boots
I have been seeing these Stuart Weitzman OTK (over the knee) boots everywhere and OMG I WANT THEM SO MUCH. They are super flattering on every body type I have seen because they create a nice, long, thinning line that every female wants, am I right?? Plus they look great with jeans, dresses, skirts, shorts, whatever. Total wardrobe staple! The down side? This particular shoe retails at around $800...ouch. Its hard to find them even on eBay for anywhere under $500. So yeah, DEFINITELY an investment piece. I have been looking around and have found similar dupes from Steve Madden (here), Aldo (here), and even Target (here). What do you guys think? Is it worth the investment, or is a cheaper brand just as good?
3. DIY Hair Masks
A couple weeks back I shared a hair conditioning treatment I love that is a total splurge (see here) but lately I have been exploring cheaper DIY treatments you can do super quick and totally don't require any sort of beauty degree!
All you need is:
1/2 cup olive oil
Just separate the egg white to mix with the olive oil and comb through wet hair. Let sit for at least 10 minutes and then rinse. Voila!
My hair was incredibly shiny afterwards and I noticed a lot less split ends. Just make sure to wash it all out completely, or else you may go straight from shiny to greasy! Nobody wants that.
4. Christmas in November
Yeah yeah I know it's not even Thanksgiving yet. I've been slowly adding holiday decorations to the house hoping the hubby won't notice....not successfully I might add. But a red wreath is not exclusively Christmas am I right? No tree up yet, that definitely waits until after turkey day. But my Michael Buble holiday Pandora channel may or may not be on as we speak...
5. Doctor Foster
If you are looking for your next Netflix binge, you just found it! Cheating husbands, business fraud, a woman on the edge...it's got everything. If you love a psychological drama you should definitely add this to your much watch list!
As always, thanks so much for reading everybody! The hubby and I are going on a weekend getaway to a place I've been longing to visit, and I can't wait to share all that with you next week! In the mean time, make sure to follow @fancyfreeblog on Instagram and Twitter to follow along and see more! :)
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