Monday, August 27, 2012

Have a Stylish Semester!

I know I'm a bit late on this, but there's no reason you can't pick up a few of these cute things to perk up your classes! Doing this post made me wish I was going back to school this semester! Oh yeah, I'm taking this semester off, by the way :)

The Academic

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Everything you need to make your note taking and studying more fun! The stickers are a perfect (and cute) way to organize your agenda so you never miss an assignment again! Cute paper clips also make finding your study material easy. The notebook shown is made by May Books, and it is completely customizable! You can choose your own pattern, add a monogram, and choose what you want the notebook to be (agenda, calendar, meal planner, graph paper, lined paper, etc.)! Even though I'm not going back to school this semester I might order one of these for myself for blog ideas and such. I'm thinking about doing a giveaway of one too, but I'm not sure yet.


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Last school year, I ate out pretty much every day. That was awful on my wallet and quite unhealthy too, since anywhere I had time to go to was fast food. I did bring my own cups quite often, though. Some places will give you a discount on your drink if you use your own cup, or even give it to you for free! Also, the snack bags from Itzy Ritzy are very adorable and eco friendly! No more wasting sandwich bags!

The Techie

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This is probably my favorite category, because I have been obsessed with buying accessories for my iPad lately. I just bought a Lilly Pulitzer iPad sleeve (not the one shown, sadly), and I can't wait for it to arrive in the mail. I recently found out about Graceship from another blog (don't remember which one, sorry!!) and I have been DYING for one of their laptop bags! They are seriously cute enough to use as an everyday purse. Maybe for my birthday in a few months, though.

Hopefully there was something for everyone in there, even if you aren't going to be in classes this fall. What stylish accessories have you picked up for school/work lately?

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Favorite Fall Trend: Graphic Sweaters

Graphic Sweaters

Maybe it's just the kid in me, but I love some graphic sweaters. They are easy to throw on and wear with anything, but they can also be a statement piece! It's the perfect fall trend for school or whatever you have going on this semester. They're awesome for layering if you're sitting in a cold classroom or transitioning into the cooler fall weather.

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This shark sweatshirt from Green Hill is what I'm after at the moment. It's a cute, affordable graphic sweatshirt. It's black and simple enough so that I can wear it with anything, but also pretty bold with the huge red and white shark jaw on it. And sharks are my favorite animal ever, so even better!

Graphic Sweater 3

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Graphic Sweaters 4

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Are you going to be rocking any graphic sweaters this fall? What is your favorite fall trend?

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Coola Rose Essence Tinted Mineral Sunscreen Review

I know many of you are familiar with If you aren't, it's a website you sign up for and they have sales that last for a few days and you can generally get good deals on clothes that would otherwise cost a fortune. I saw one day that they were having a Coola sale. And if you aren't familiar with Coola, they are company who makes organic sun care products. They can be quite expensive, so I jumped on this sale as soon as I saw it. 

I ended up getting the Coola Face Rose Essence Mineral Sunscreen. This particular sunscreen has a tint and is SPF 20. Here's what the product claims to do:

My thoughts: The first thing I love about it is that it is chemical free and is certified organic. The less chemicals the better! The tint is quite light, so darker skinned people should be warned before trying this out since it only comes in one shade :(. It blended very easily and it did not leave my face sticky or dry, it had a nice natural finish to it. I like to wear this if I want to even my skin tone and protect my face for a day at the beach. The wear time was good, I still had a decent amount on my face even after laying out and sweating at the beach. If you go in the water, that might be a different story. I use this from time to time when I don't feel like wearing a full face of makeup or in between products. The bottle claims to be light enough to wear under makeup, but I wasn't too fond of that feeling. I tried it but it felt like my skin couldn't breathe with so much product.

The only real issue I had with this product was the scent. I'm not too fond of floral scents and it stuck on my face for hours, and when I applied powder over it, it smelled slightly metallic.

Overall I was impressed! Organic products have a tendency to disappoint me but this one definitely did not.

Best for: Light sun protection when out in the sun. A light tint and light sun protection for everyday use. Lighter skinned people. Evening out skin tone for daily use or in between products. People who are looking for a good organic/chemical free sunscreen or light tint.
Would I recommend it?: Yes, as long as a slight floral scent does not bother you. And the shade thing might be a problem for a lot of people, since the tint is so light and it only comes in one shade.

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Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Tiffany Time

I realized that even though my blog name is "Breakfast at Gracey's", I haven't done very many posts regarding Breakfast at Tiffany's or Tiffany's at all for that matter. So in honor of the movie and Tiffany's, here is some Tiffany & Co. inspiration!

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"What I found does the most good is just to get into a taxi and go to Tiffany's. It calms me down right away, the quietness and the proud look of it; nothing very bad could happen to you there" -Holly Golightly in Truman Capote's Breakfast at Tiffany's

Breakfast at Tiffany's

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A Touch of Tiffany

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photo taken by me :)

The pendant above is what my lovely boyfriend got me for our anniversary. 2 years! :) I couldn't be happier, he's the best! I still have to get a chain for it--right now I'm using one from another necklace I have. I have yet to take it off (except to take a picture of it); it's pretty safe to say that this is my favorite necklace. 

This post was originally going to be my thoughts on the movie vs. the book Breakfast at Tiffany's. However, I've seen the movie a million times and read the book once, so I think I'm going to read the book another time or two so that I can really give a good opinion on both. That and it's been a while since I read the book and I'm a bit foggy on the details. 

That's it for now! I'm still looking for a good photo editing software for my Macbook so if anyone has suggestions, please let me know! Right now I'm using Gimp and I'm not really sure how I feel about it yet. 

Well I Feel Silly

I just now figured out how to upload pictures from my camera to my Macbook Pro. Which means....I can do the reviews I have stacked up :D Yay!

I need to edit and take a few more pictures before the first one goes up, but it will be soon! I hate myself for saying sorry for being slack so often.

The good news is, I'm taking fall semester off so I will have all the time in the world to catch up on my blogging and reading all of your wonderful blogs. I know I said that at the beginning of the summer and failed at it, so feel free to harass me if I start slacking. In fact, I encourage it.

In the mean time you should follow me on Tumblr because I've been spending way more time on there than I'd like to admit. Make sure you leave me your Tumblr as well! I'm always looking for new blogs to follow.

Oh, and one other question--for you bloggers out there, what photo editing software do you use? I had Paint Shop Pro on my old computer but I'm unsure if I want to purchase that again or go with Paint Shop Pro. Or something totally different. Let me know please! :)