Best Buy The Holiday Shopping Destination: LG OLED TV

Disclosure: The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free

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This holiday season I really want to talk about something other than clothes. So I will be partnering with Best Buy, and bringing you a few tech posts to inspire you to get on your nerdy side this year.

Even though I am super busy with classes and exams this semester, also trying to fit blogging in between too, and taking outfit photos for my Instagram, I still like my Netflix and Hulu. And even though we have replaced gin with sitcoms, TV is a great way to destress and catch a few laughs.

I still like Once Upon a Time. That’s probably the only show I have been in to for the past couple of years. The new favorite is The 100, with a couple actors from Battlestar Galactica. Nothing else has really stood out to  me. What shows do you watch these days?

I am also excited for all the holiday movies that will be airing soon. Wouldn’t it be great to watch them on an OLED TV?

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What is OLED TV?

The stunning design of LG OLED TV is only 0.21″ thick at its thinnest point. Picture quality is spectacular, with Infinite Contrast that ranges from the most blazing whites to the deepest blacks. And, LG’s exclusive 4 Color Pixel technology delivers bright, vibrant colors. Learn more here: LGOLEDatBestbuy.com

Best Buy’s everyday price of $3499.99 (save $500)). 

Your first kiss. A baby’s first steps. The majesty of a desert sunset. Some things in life defy all explanation and must be experienced to be believed. Such is the case with LG’s latest display technology. With deeper and richer colors, stunning contrast and ingeniously curved screens, it is unlike any technology you’ve ever seen, and it delivers a picture that exceeds your wildest imagination.

LG  55EC9300 SKU# 7846019 – OLED TV

·         Infinite contrast ratio and stunning color – delivers more natural, lifelike viewing.

·         4 Color Pixel technology enhances color range and accuracy.

·         Super thin design (consider how to show visually)

·         Find content faster with webOS

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Sweater Weather

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While I am here buried under my homework, Minnesota is buried under the snow. Sweater weather is here, along with  heavy coat weather, and Sorel boots weather. They are saying it will rain on Sunday, which means Monday we are going to skate all over the highways!

I hope you are all doing well. I am having a little spending problem here… (seriously everywhere from MOA, to Goodwill to online!) So excuse me while I go shop online some more ;) Unless you want to join me! Haha

How amazing are all these gloves, turtleneck sweaters and jackets?

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Sweatshirts in Style – Olivia Palermo Inspired

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So while we are getting more and more inches of snow by the hour, let me show you the look inspired by Olivia Palermo from a couple weeks ago. I wore my outfit to the Minnesota Blog Conference in October. I love the conference, mainly because I get to meet new people and reconnect with my old friends. And I can’t wait for next year already!

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More stylish sweatshirts below. The banana one is definitely a favorite.

How would you style your sweatshirt?

Check out the ideas below featuing some awesome jeans, pants, leather leggings or skirts.

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Target + TOMS

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Target brings not one, but two designer fall collaborations this year. I consider TOMS to be as much of a designer company as Altuzzara or Philip Lim, who all have had collaborations with Target in the past. The collection hits online and in stores November, 16 – right in time for the holidays, and I already want everything! Trying to be a more engaged consumer I already want everything, just so I can donate and provide for those in need.

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Fall Closet Cleaning Tips

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Wait what? Yes, you heard me! Fall cleaning. Just like there is spring cleaning, I think there should be fall cleaning.

A lot of us are familiar with spring cleaning, but this year i am not waiting till spring, I am organizing and cleaning out in the fall.
Have you ever bought large plastic bins to store your clothes in for the winter? I remember when we were looking at buying our house, we visited so many different ones, and in one of the attics, the owner had the whole bin/labelling system that I was fascinated with. But Sam convinced me there was no need for that.
And he is right.
We have very small closet space and I store my sumer dresses in our upstairs closets in the winter, and winter clothes upstairs in the summer, but before anything is moved up there, I go through it and toss anything that:
  • doesn’t fit
  • looks too worn out
  • hasn’t been worn in over a year
  • isn’t “me” anymore – style changes, your tastes change, so your wardrobe should too

If you’ve read my latest post, you know that I have just a slight obsession with coats. But coats, especially if made from natural fibers and vintage, can begin looking worn out too soon. Those are definitely items to let go off.

Accessories are another item that becomes outdated too fast. The slogan – you can never have too many pairs of shoes or too many bags isn’t for me. You might never have enough of those, but you also might run out of space really fast. And fashion, even though is a constant in many of our lives, is also fast.
The fall cleaning doesn’t only include the clothes. Being a beauty blogger, I receive a lot of samples and full size products. So cleaning out my makeup drawer (read: closet) is as important as cleaning out my wardrobe. Carefully examine the expiration date, get rid of the products that have expired, or that you know you are not going to use. This is one of my favorite product shelf life guides:
Make up/Beauty to clean out:
  • anything you may be allergic to
  • anything that has expired
  • anything that has separated or smells funny
Being in love with the idea of DIY I seem to hoard craft supplies. I have yarn, fabric and leather that I think I am never going to use. I also have a lot of patterns that never see the light of day. Realistically estimating the free time I am going to have for the DIY projects I have planned, and the fact that my sewing machine has been broken for over 6 months now, I donated most of my supplies, and cleaned out my upstairs area.
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Art and frames bought on impulse, sometimes even furniture. The side tables, that you can never have too many of. All these need to go. I was holding on to glass center pieces from our wedding from 3 years ago.
Savers has recently introduced an easy donation system. Now you don’t have to drop off at the store, but choose one of the locations from the list below or click on the following link

·       COLUMBIA HEIGHTS: 4300 Central Ave. NE, Columbia Heights, MN 55421

o   Supports the Lupus Foundation of Minnesota

·         RICHFIELD: 36 W. 66th St., Richfield, MN 55423

o   Supports the Epilepsy Foundation of Minnesota

·         SAVAGE: 14100 Highway 13 S., Savage, MN 55378

o   Supports the Vietnam Veterans of America

·         AUSTIN: 1700 17th St. NW, Austin, MN 55912

o   Supports the Vietnam Veterans of America

·         ROBBINSDALE: 3501 W. Broadway Ave., Robbinsdale, MN 55411

o   Supports the Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute

·         ELK RIVER: 19112 Freeport St. NW, Elk River, MN 55330

o   Supports the Vietnam Veterans of America

·         WHITE BEAR: 2499 County Road E., White Bear, MN 55112

o   Supports the Epilepsy Foundation of Minnesota

When: The new Donation Drop Spots are currently open and accepting donations from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm.

Keep your wardrobe fresh, donate often and remember – there will always be more clothes! I have been making regular trips to donation centers over the past month. Would you be interested in seeing more photos from my closet organization projects? 
Final thoughts: We’ve been talking about different types of consumers in one of my classes, and here is a great example of Jessi Arrington, who may seem extreme in her approach, but we can all learn from it.


Blanket Scarves and Oversized Coats

Here is the story of a girl who can never have too many blanket scarves, and too many coats – me. This started about 8 years ago, and I am not seeing an end to this not so minor obsession. So I am embracing it. And the trend. My most favorite oversized coat ATM is:

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How I wear it:

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The plaid blanket scarf that you see on every blogger

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The vintage hand woven wool Irish blanket (actual blanket!!!) worn as a scarf

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And the latest addition – my DIY blanket scarf from a thick fabric my mother-in-law gave to me

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It’s the fashionista snuggie. What are you gonna do?

More of my favorite coats, scarves and purses below! You know I would fill my closet with those if I could! Maybe after I graduate ;)

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Style It: Midi Skirt

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My new favorite midi skirt by Joa is one of the most tactile textural pieces that I’ve owned. Also one of the few grey ones. The thick polyester makes it perfect for chilly fall days, and the coming winter. And of course the polka dot pattern. I will be honest this pattern has grown on me over the past few months. Here it’s very subtle, and I really like that.

Happy Halloween everyone! I hope you are all dressing up and having a party this weekend! I’ll have some pics on my Instagram today and tomorrow! So make sure to check those out.

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How would you style this skirt? Looking for more inspiration? Check out these midi skirts!

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I personally love midi skirts with loafers! So check out these awesome designs!

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Five Nail Polishes You’ll Need This Halloween

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Today I am going to share SinfulColors Halloween Nailpolish collection with you! It’s called Wicked Colors and has some of the most exciting glitter polishes (that double as top coats) that I’ve ever seen. And of course the Glow in the dark top coat is my favorite! The polishes are so easy to mix and match, you are going to have fun with them! I know I did! So make sure to get your hands on one! For $1.99 it’s a steal!

Happy Halloween!

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Palm Saturday

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Happy Weekend! Fridays are now indeed my FriYAYs since college started. And even though I enjoy school, I still like my weekends more.

I have been looking for something new and different to wear, something to stand out in! That’s why this re:named ensemble is perfect! Besides someone on Instagram has already called this flashy ;) Mission accomplished!

I especially like this outfit because, even though it is a crop top, it covers in all the right places, and my belly button isn’t showing (I’m like Taylor Swift when it comes to showing my belly button). And it was so easy to style for fall – all I had to do was add tights, cardigan or a jacket (this is actually thrifted! I am still thrifting in case anyone is wondering ;) )

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Check out more ways of how to style your midi skirt or crop top! I know I won’t be giving up that trend anytime soon!

Croptops Midi skirts And check out re:named and their pieces! I am literally obsessed with that brand!

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The Color Blue

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A couple weeks ago Sally McGraw of Already Pretty invited me to attend Girl’s Night Out put on by Lee Jeans. I had to agree because I have never owned or even tried a pair of Lee Jeans on in my life, and the event also took place at the McNamara Alumni Center at the U. And since I was already on campus that day I didn’t want to miss out on hanging out with some of my favorite blogger people, and meet new ones.

The party was amazing, just what I needed after a long day of class. Plus I got to catch up with Sally, Katie Schutrop, Megan and Nora of Two Birds, and finally meet Elizabeth Dehn of Beauty Bets.

Now about the jeans. I will be honest, I was impressed. Shelby, who works for Lee was extremely helpful and attentive when it came to picking out the size or the style. It was all about what I wanted and what I was looking for.

I am a huge skinny jeans fan, and I really wanted a pair of those, but they were out of my size. So instead I walked away with a pair of bootcut jeans, which I loved, and may be more on the classic side and not my edgy side, but gotta tame that edge somehow, right?

One thing about those jeans though – they are so comfortable and literally feel like yoga pants. They stretch but at the same time don’t stretch out, so they don’t lose their shape by the end of the day, which is amazing.

I have been wearing them on and off for the past week and a half, and last Saturday night when my brother and sister in law were in town, we all went to the Walker, which is celebrating its 75 anniversary, so all of the galleries are open, including their selfie station! We had a blast!

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