Lifestyle

Holiday Shopping At City Creek Center

City Creek CenterMy holiday shopping has been a little different this season. Since this is my first time living in Salt Lake City I am still figuring out what the best stores and shops are. Lucky for me (and all of you!) there is one destination that has anything and everything you need to do your holiday shopping and that is City Creek Center. Along with having all the stores to do your holiday shopping, City Creek Center is also extremely family friendly. Being new to Salt Lake City I have been very impressed with how family friendly shopping can be and how much is available for children.City Creek Center
City Creek Center
I chose to do my holiday shopping at City Creek Center because they have all the stores but also because I can break up the shopping with activities for my boys. The most popular amongst my boys is watching the fish. Did you know this shopping center has hundreds of fish that swim among the rocks? My boys could sit and watch the fish swim all day if I let them. You can actually feed the fish too! They offer this on Saturday mornings between 10:00 am and 10:30 am. It is first come first serve so keep that in mind. Another go-to for my boys is the fountain. The America First Credit Union Fountain Show runs at the top of the hour every hour during operating hours. After dusk the fountain show has fire accents!City Creek CenterSaving the most important for last which is visiting Santa Clause. The perk about going to visit with Santa at City Creek (other than he is the sweetest and the most kind) is that you check in with your name and number and then you will get a text when it’s your turn! This way you can grab lunch, coffee or do your holiday shopping and there is no waiting in line! For more information regarding Santa photos click here.City Creek Center
City Creek CenterI’m so glad to live in a city with the beautiful City Creek Center that has so many stores for adults, children, home and more. I hope you all have a wonderful holiday season!City Creek Center
This post is in collaboration with City Creek Center. As always, all opinions are my own.

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Lifestyle

Instagram Live Gift Guide

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Last week my Bluff City Lights girls got together for a little Instagram live to show you guys a couple of our go to gifts. We did our best to answer most of your questions but I thought it would be best for me to leave it all here for you on the blog.

Air Plants//
These are hard to kill and easy to care of. Can easily be added to any shelf, table or mantle. I talked about them in my gift guide here. A couple local stores sell them which is where I have purchased these below from but I recently order some online for my sisters Christmas gift and they are beautiful. air plants

O-Venture Key Ring//
This is a very practical gift. I love cute keychains but they typically make my keys heavier than they already are and still get lock in the bottom of my diaper bag. This O-Venture key ring is light weight and easy to find in your bag, you can also easily slip it on your wrist! There are a ton of different styles too, I don’t think I can pick a favorite but this one is pretty cool! 

Lipsmart Treatment//
My lips always need something on them, I have some type of lip balm scattered throught the house, my car and bags. I tried this balm out for the first time this evening and I loved it. It is similar to Vaselline but smoother, there is no scent either which I prefer.

Leslie Ponder Studios//
I first learned of this jewelry designer at Memphis Fashion Week. I love how contemporary her line is. Everything is handmade and has a pretty touch of gold! For the holidays she is making these darling little nativity scenes that come in three different colors.
** You can now get 20% off your order by entering code mary20 at checkout!

Bling Sting & Alert Keychain//
We are definitely in a world where we need to be cautious. I have never owned pepper spray but I know I need to and now that I see how cute this one is I had to purchase for myself! Such a great stocking stuffer! This gemstone alarm keychain is also perfect for any female!

3-step Mask & Makeup Eraser// 
Face masks were one of my 5 easy gifts. There are so many different masks to choose from and no persons can have too many! I really want to try this 3-step mask. This makeup eraser I had never heard of but Alex loves it! You just need water and the towel and it gets all your makeup off and you can toss it in the wash after a few uses! Isn’t this tropical print cute?

Hi Y’All Cups & Napkins//
These are really fun to have for a little holiday party. If you aren’t the best cook offer to bring the paper goods!

The Magic Light Wand//
This is a fun little gadget. It is used to light your holiday lights in your home but could actually be programmed to light anything! The Magic Light Wand really does seem magical because of the sound it makes, Myles would love to have this!

Hope you all have a wonderful holiday!

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Fashion

One Piece, Three Styles || Leopard Skirt


It’s that time of month again. Time to share one fab clothing item styled three different ways. Since December is filled with holiday events I decided to go with the fesitve leopard tulle skirt. It is extrememly affordable and can be worn so many different ways, I almost did 5 different styles!

Festive //
When teh party invitations says festive I make sure to wear something that says sparkle! It could be sequins, glitter or rhinestones, most likely 2 out of the 3 will be on my body. In this look I have glitter on my heels and rhinestone drop earrings. Wearing a chunky green sweater keeps the look winter ready, the skirt adds some femininity, the leopard print gives it some personality and the bling says party!

Sporty Chic //
I love mixing styes together and in this case I did sporty, feminine and classic. I don’t wear button-downs often, nor do I wear skirts often but this outfit just came together that way. I would wear this outfit to volunteer at your kids school holiday party or to work on a casual dress down day. 


Edgy Glam//

This look is very me. I love adding a classic black leather jacket to any of my feminine outfits. It makes me feel more  comfortable and more myself. Adding the brocade booties was a fun touch, the colors in the boots go with the colors in my dino shirt making them the perfect pairing. I wore this shirt with jeans in this post and I love how playful it makes any outfit.
 

The Breakdown:
Who would have a thought a leopard skirt could be worn in so many different styles. I didn’t until I started putting outfits together, along with these three I’m sharing I also wore this skirt to a baby shower! You know I am a fan of mixing high and low fashion price points and these outfits include a wide range of fashion brands. Below are are the details.

The One Piece//
skirt | Target ‘Animal Printed Tulle Skirt

Look 1//
sweater | (similar here)
pumps |Jimmy Choo ‘Romy Glitter Pump’ (similar for less)
earrings | Bubble Bar ‘Isabelline Drop Earrings’ (in multicolor)

Look 2//
denim shirt | G-Star Raw (similar here)
sneakers | Nike ‘Classic Cortez
bracelets | J. Crew

Look 3//
t-shirt | Coach 1941 ‘Embroidered Rexy T-Shirt
booties | Saint Laurent (similar for less)
leather jacket | Joie ‘Ailey Leather Jacket
earrings | Target

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Beauty

Holiday Beauty Look

holiday glam makeup
Over the weekend I attended a little holiday shoot, my first of the season. I decided to do a holiday beauty look including a metal eye with some shimmer, from the inner corners to the outer went gold, rose gold and silver. I love mixing metals in my jewelry so I decided to try it out on my eyes. I wore a liquid eyeliner which I don’t do often but it felt more glam. On my face I did a bronzed look.

PRODUCT BREAKDOWN:
Skin Prep//
Tarte Brazilliance Plus+ Self Tanner (I applied this in the morning an hour prior to appying makeup)
Laura Maurcier Foundation Primer
Foundation//
Concealer//
Powder//
Adel Amor Mineral Powder Foundation (swiped over the T-zone area)Contour//
Brows//
Eyes//
(I used the Urban Decay Naked2 palette)
Urban Decay Tease all over the lid as a base.
Urban Decay Pistol in the crease and under the lower outter lashes.
Urban Decay Chopper in the center of the lid and below the center lower lashes.
Urban Decay Half Baked in the inner corner of the eyes.
Maybelline Master PreciseInk Liquid Liner in 510 Black Comet along the top lash line.
Lips//
Edward Bess Defining Lip Liner in Barley
M.A.C. Matte Lipstick in Love Me Lots (similar)
Rodin Olio Lusso Lip Balm
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