December Loving

Kate Spade Bag Peonies Yes Please Amy Poehler Blanket Scarf

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lookbook cooper and ella mexico style link up

cooper and ella addison shell top

cooper and ella addison shell top cooper and ella addison shell top

100 percent pure sea algae hair mask

100 percent pure sea algae hair mask

100 percent pure dark spot remover 100 percent pure dark spot remover

Blanket Scarves from AEO - Yes, I know that blanket scarves are the new it item for the fashion blogger and practically anyone who wears clothes. But they seriously are a great accessory for the winter. I've never been a fan of thin, lightweight scarves, so I'm really happy to have these thicker, wrapped blanket scarf versions, especially the ones from American Eagle Outfitters.

Yes, Please! by Amy Poehler - As you might remember from this post last week, I've been "reading" the Amy Poehler book, Yes, Please! I say "reading" because I'm actually listening to the audiobook version during my commute. I'm really happen with it! I've never listened to an audiobook before, but it actually makes perfect sense to do so with a celebrity's book because you're already so used to their voice and them "talking" to you on TV. Plus, it's simply a great book with a lot of insightful information about her life, and she keeps it funny too.

My New Quote Tattoo - Back in a Musings of a Muse post in May I mentioned that I planned on getting a rib cage tattoo (and lose weight, which I totally did, btw). Although that was the initial plan, I decided to get this particular tattoo--Though she be but little, she is fierce--placed on my arm for a couple reasons: one--I wasn't sure I could handle the rib cage pain; two--I have a few tattoos already, but no one knows that because they're all hidden, so I wanted one that would be visible.

Kate Spade Handbags - I've never been one of those crazy Black Friday shoppers. Maybe it's because I'm into fashion, so I don't need one day to tell me it's time to shop. I do it all the time. But I got an email from Kate Spade to a link for items that were 75% off. 75% off, I said! And that's when I purchased this gorgeous Kate Spade Charlotte Street Sloan bag. The original price was about $500 but I scored it for under $200.

Peonies - Back in November I was loving orange roses, which was probably because of all the orange that comes around during that month. But now, I'm really into peonies. Every time I try to pick up some at the store they are always out. So it seems like I'm not the only one loving peonies this December.

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My weekend was spent in Mexico. Since flights can get crazy expensive close to Christmas, I decided to sort of move my holiday up a few weeks. My mom came to visit during the week and we took her all around the San Francisco Bay Area. I think she really liked Muir Woods. Then the hubs and I went to Puebla, Cholula and Mexico City with some friends (seriously, not even yet back depending on when you're reading this). It was a fun trip with beautiful architecture and tortillas that never end. I think I should brush up on my Spanish, because apparently, my accent is pretty good. We explored tunnels, saw cathedrals, walked pyramids, ate, and I even bought a new pair of shoes from Zara. You might have seen some of my exploits on Instagram. I also took a walk on the wild side and ate escamoles cooked in butter. Although they were tasty, I think they gave me a stomach ache. Oh...escamoles are ant eggs.

At one of our many food outings--as there were many--we ate at this quaint restaurant in Puebla. Of course, I had to order horchata because Mexico, duh. And even though I'm not a klutz, I managed to spill said horchata all over my blanket scarf, jeans, boots and new Kate Spade bag. WTF? I'm hoping I can get something to wipe down the leather. Any ideas?

For this look, I'm wearing this lovely Cooper & Ella top (not the outfit that got spilled on). You might remember when I mentioned them in my Holiday Must Haves post because their holiday collection is a great resource for some amazing tops.

On the Muse: | Cooper & Ella Addison Shell top c/o | True Religion Halle mid-rise super skinny jeans | Kate Spade New York Charlotte Street Sloan bag | AEO mixed knee high boots c/o | Daniel Wellington Classic Winchester Lady watch | Target fedora |
And check out this wonderful feature that Leah of Sitting Pretty did for me, and this great post that Kinks Are the New Pink did featuring me as a chic read!


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If you're looking for a few natural and organic products to add as stocking stuffers this Christmas, then you have to try some of the great items by 100% Pure. I've been a fan of their skincare and beauty products for a couple years now. They've been mentioned on the Muse a few times as well--from the Honey Almond Body Scrub and the Coffee Bean Caffeine Eye Cream to the nail polish collections.

I'd like to introduce you to two other 100% Pure products that I'm loving this fall/winter, and that would make the perfect holiday gifts for anyone on your list who is into natural products or hair and skincare.
Dark Spot Remover - I try a lot of various products on my face. And I also happen to have very sensitive skin. Most of the products I try don't work, or they work at first but then lose their luster after a few weeks. What I like about the 100% Pure Dark Spot Remover is that it seems to be doing the job at making my skin appear more even. I get carded everywhere I go and everyone thinks I'm a teenager, and I chalk that up to having pretty even skin (and chipmunk cheeks). But it also means that I suffer from "adult acne" so I need products like these to remove those dark spots from old blemishes so I can continue to get carded well into my 60s.

What I love most about the dark spot remover? It's 100% natural and vegan (the first two ingredients are aloe juice and sake) and comes in such a kick-ass bottle, made from post consumer recycled paper!

My only qualm? I wish it smelled a little better. I don't need it to smell like fresh flowers (because unscented things are actually better for my sensitive skin), but it would be nice with a sweeter aroma.

Sea Algae Hair Mask - Although right now I'm wearing my hair in a protective style, I'm #teamnatural. This means that I'm quite picky when it comes to hair products because I don't want my natural curls to get damaged. So the 100% Pure Sea Algae Hair Mask wins since it's cruelty-free, natural and vegan. I don't have to worry about harsh sulfates ruining my locs. You can use this one to three times a week after shampooing (being natural, I use this once a week as part of my co-wash experience). Comb it through to untangle the hair while also evenly distributing the mask all over. Let it sit for a few minutes before rinsing with cool water. Then voila! Your hair feels moisturized, strengthened and healthy.

What I love most about the sea algae hair mask? It smells really nice, comes in an easy-to-use bottle, and actually makes me feel like I'm nourishing my hair with vitamins to restore any damage.

My only qualm? I wish this came in a leave-in conditioner form so I didn't have to wash it out.

Have you used these products or any others by 100% Pure?

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