Weekend Girls Trip/Random Ramblings


As I mentioned in my last AFTF, I took a little road trip this weekend to the lovely town of Pittsburgh (Steelers fans, aside…) to visit my homegirl Jess.  I was supposed to go that way for a work meeting, but it got moved to another week and instead of canceling at the last minute, I decided to make the trek simply for pleasure instead of business.

I knew it would be a great trip, because Jess is one of those people who I just naturally have a great time with.  And as someone who is pretty much never in the market for new friends (I have a hard enough time keeping in touch with the few I have…), that’s a rare occurence.  And as I’d hoped, I even got to spend a little QT with the adorable Lacy (Jess’ cousin) who I also immediately loved, and not just because we share 99% of the same wardrobe.  As requested, they took me to the much-tweeted-and-instagrammed-about Chica Loco Tacos, where we swooned over the best freaking queso I’ve ever had, and shopped our little hearts out in the adorable Shadyside.

chica loco tacos

Jess and I managed to have ourselves quite the little makeup party Saturday morning, reminding me yet again the sadness that I endure by never having had a sister.

makeup party

Just imagine all the wonderful things you could borrow/steal from one another!  Clothes. makeup, boys, attention… the list is really endless.

As anticipated, I didn’t do much shopping for others, but did manage to finally purchase my first pair of Wunder Unders. (Happy early birthday to meeee!)  I also went a little crazy in Sephora, buying two Laura Mercier products that I’d been lusting after the last few weeks.  (I seriously need to stop it with the YouTube beauty videos, it is not doing great things for my wallet or the ever-shrinking amount of free space left in my makeup drawer.)  And please don’t get the wrong idea here- I am in no way in a position to be blowing money on fancy makeup, but I tend to get a little loose in the purse strings around the holidays… But other than that, I scored an adorable Rachel Roy dress in Macy’s for next-to-nothing and so it was a pretty successful trip on the shopping front.  I did pick up a few gift sets at Trader Joe’s, but I can’t discuss these things because some of the recipients may be reading… but just know that I’ve been on a diet of Speculoos candy bars and kale spinach dip for the last 2 days as a direct result of said TJ’s trip.

Back to the topic of beauty videos, I’ve actually been toying with the idea of doing a vlog about some of the most recent things I’ve bought, but I’m one part unsure if it would be all that interesting, and two parts terrified.  I always love seeing what beauty products other people are using/buying, but don’t really know if mine would be all that video-worthy.  Anyways, I’ll keep stewing about it for a few days and see if I get the time or the balls to actually do it.

On a random purchase-related note, I did pick up a few things from the Neiman Marcus collection for Target, but have decided to return all of it. Having said that, I’m 99% sure there’s a photo of me somewhere in Target’s customer service area, depicting me as a repeat returner.  I swear they see me coming from a mile away…  It’s kind of a problem.

Well I hope you all had lovely weekends, and here’s to a speedy work week!

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  1. I’m starting to wonder if your hubs knows about your sephora addiction as you seem to go nuts there every girls trip you make? hmmmm…. 😉

  2. So fun! I’m totally ambushing one of these weekend trips and coming with you! 🙂

  3. I loved the Neiman Marcus line at Target but NOT the price – I mean if they are having it at target should a little girls dress really be $99??

  4. Sephora/Ulta/any makeup store is a danger zone for me! I can’t help myself!

  5. Sounds like a winning weekend. I go a little nuts in Sephora too…

  6. I have become a YouTube beauty junkie… And like you said, it has not helped my wallet at all. When i see something that is constantly repeating in videos I become obsessed with wanting to try it! So far i have not been disappointed so that is not slowing down the addiction at all.

  7. Firstly, I usually read your blog from my inbox so I didn’t have a chance to see the new layout. PRETTY FLY.

    When I was in college my makeup wearing friends would always be like, “U SHOULD LET ME DO UR MAKEUP FOR U TONITE1!!!” and I’d be like YEAH OKAY PFFFT. But I really want you to do my makeup for me and let me go rooting around through your closet because you seem like one of those people who has a lot of cool shit.

  8. i just really want to eat tacos for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

  9. I’m pro-vlog! DO IT!

    I love seeing other peoples’ beauty tips and tricks!

  10. had so much fun!

  11. Sounds like so much fun!
    I want some new wunder unders immediately. I love them so much but ration wearing them so they won’t be dirty when I really need them. It’s sad.
    Also, I want any videos of you so I can see your face and hear your sweet, sweet voice.
    Hey, it had been awhile since I inappropriately hit on you in the comments section of your blog. Happy Holidays!

  12. I bought the Proenza Schouler Sweatshirt (which I’m leaning toward keeping) and the Tory Burch thermos, which I’m pretty sure I’ll return. I was kind of disappointed too! Which items didn’t you like?

  13. Do a vlog. It’ll be awesome.
    Also, I’ve always felt very ripped off because I don’t have a sister, and my brother was never any of those things that they promise. Having someone to steal clothes from would have been so amazing.

  14. loose in the purse strings… hahaha story of my liiiiife! but i mean, even wiz khalifa told me i can’t take it when im gone right? 😉 looks like y’all had a fab time. sisters don’t always gotta be related ya know, i got a few that i swear we were just seperated at birth or something (yea i realize this is not possible but you know what i mean lol). my lil sis is almost 8 years younger so now that we’re all “grown up” its fun to share/borrow/etc makeup/clothes/jewelry too!

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