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OOTD: Cozy & Chill

Posted in Fashion
on December 2, 2015

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Shop The Look:

Plaid Shirt: Macy’s (currently on sale for $24.75)

Green Top: LOFT, $19.50

Leggings: Macy’s, $31.99

Boots: DSW, (similar for $79.95)

Bag: Michael Kors (similar for $135.45)

Sunglasses: Francesca’s (similar for $14)

I decided to create an outfit that looks put-together, but that’s cozy for the busy days of the season. Sometimes, you need to have an easy, go-to outfit that you can put together in five minutes before running errands. For me, that means leggings, plaid shirts and layers are a must.

With the holiday season upon us, I decided to bring out my inner Christmas geek by wearing red and green without overdoing it. You don’t need to wear ugly Christmas sweaters everyday from December 1st to December 25th to enjoy *sings* the most wonderful time of the year.

Whether you’re Christmas shopping or running errands on the weekends, you’ll feel cozy wearing a festive outfit to show off your Christmas pride!

Do you have a long to-do list for the holiday season? Have you started Christmas shopping yet? Make sure to leave a comment below!

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What I’m Thankful For | 2015 Edition

Posted in Lifestyle
on November 27, 2015


In the spirit of Thanksgiving, I thought I’d share my 2015 edition of what I’m thankful for. I think it’s so important to express gratitude in life, and to remember how fortunate we are. I encourage you to leave a comment below, or write a post saying what you’re thankful for this year, too!

My Loved Ones:

My boyfriend, family and friends are all incredible. They are my biggest supporters, and they’re always there for me whenever I need them. I’ve learned in 2015 who my true friends are, and that if someone wants you in your life, they will make an effort to keep you there.

Clean Water:

We don’t realize how lucky we are to have access to clean, abundant water. Many people have to drink dirty water, which can lead to diseases. We never realize how significant this blessing is. It is something I know I take for granted, but I am truly thankful for.

My Education:

As much as I complain about all the work involved with my Master’s degree, I am incredibly thankful I live in a country where I can have an education. I’ve read so much this year about girls who would do anything for an education, but can’t. I am so grateful for the opportunity to learn.

My Blog:

Blissfully Brunette has grown so much over the last year. Although I took a leap of faith (and bought my domain) I’m happy to say it’s my best decision I made this year. I can’t wait to see where blogging will take me in the new year.

My Job:

For those who don’t know, I got a new job this summer. This meant I had to begin a new job working twice as many hours as my old job while juggling grad school, blogging and other commitments. These last few months have taught me organization and prioritizing my to-do lists.

My Dog:

I am a huge dog lover, and this year I realized how important having a dog is. Myia is my best friend, walking companion, cuddle buddy and so much more. I love spending time with her and playing in the park whenever we have a spare 30 minutes. I am so thankful for her.

My Heath:

As a person who grew up with many health problems, I’m happy to say that 2015 has been one of my better experiences with my health. Although there have been a few bumps in the road over summer, I’ve happy to say that I am (for the most part) healthy!


In the U.S., more than 3.5 million people experience homelessness each year. This statistic brings me to tears. We are fortunate we are to be able to call a place “home.” Whenever there’s a storm I think: How many people are on the streets? It reminds me of the important things in life.


What are you thankful for this year? Make sure to leave a comment below!

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Hair & Makeup | Thanksgiving 2015

Posted in Beauty
on November 23, 2015

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Shop the Look | Makeup Used:

Benefit POREfessional Primer: $31 from Sephora

Revlon Photoready BB Cream: $10.99 from Target

Lancôme Concealer: $31 from Sephora

Elizabeth Arden Bronzer (no longer available)

YBF Brow Pencil: $21 from HSN

Naked 3 Palette: $54 from Sephora (“Burnout” as base, “Trick” on lid, “Mugshot” in crease, “Blackheart” in outer corner)

Lancôme Eyeliner: $30.50 from Sephora

Lancôme Mascara: $27.50 from Sephora

NARS Lip Pencil: $26 from Sephora (Color-Siren Red)


Shop the Look | Hair Products Used

Irresistible Me Hair Extensions: $159 (100 grams, 16 inches in medium brown).

Hot Tools Curling Iron: $34.99 from

Batiste Dry Shampoo: $7.99 Cherry

If you guys want to see a tutorial on how I wear my hair extensions, make sure to like this post and leave a comment below!

I wanted to create a fun, but easy makeup look for Thanksgiving because I don’t like spending a ton of time getting ready. It only took me 30 minutes to complete this look. I give the girls props who enjoy spending hours trying different hair styles and tutorials for the holiday.

What are your plans for Thanksgiving this year? Make sure to leave a comment below!

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