Confessional Friday: {Link Up}

Let the chorus of angels sing; it's Friday, gals! Why waste time? We have a weekend to get to, so let's confess:

1) I confess that I think I should have been more specific when I asked Mama Nature for "cooler" weather. The highs this week and for the foreseeable future are in the low thirties and upper twenties. In November. In Arkansas. We're usually wearing short sleeves at Thanksgiving, so this has taken everyone by surprise. (Yeah, those outfit pics from the Shabby Apple post? It was 27 degrees when I snapped those on Tuesday afternoon. Talk about freezing one's booty off in the name of fashion.)

2) I confess that I'm thisclose to breaking out the Christmas decorations. I don't want to wait too much longer, just in case little lady Ainsley decides to make an early entrance. I'm not entirely sure what I want to do yet, but this pretty pic I found on Pinterest might serve as my inspiration. My MIL is going to help me decorate, so I'm sure she'll have some awesome suggestions on how to recreate this look.

Photo and burlap skirt tutorial via The Frugal Homemaker

3) I confess that I'm in loooooove with this sweater overlay that I bought on mega-sale from Ann Taylor. Outfit post coming next week, but I wanted to spread the word today because it's on super sale right now, (and won't be by Monday!)

Sizing reference: 
I'm 5'4" and I went with a small. Plus, Ann Taylor usually runs pretty big, so I'd size down if you choose to buy it, too. Order now and get an additional 40% off of the SALE price. (Code is FRIENDS40

I styled it with this turtleneck in the navy stripe from Old Navy (also on major sale...like, $13...yeah...) Anyway, both the sweater and the turtleneck are one heck of a bargain at a sliver of the original prices. Tip: the Ann Taylor sweater is only on sale until Monday and sizes are going fast. Trust me, you will want it!

Sizing reference:
I went with a medium in the navy stripe for the turtleneck to accommodate the bump now, but also purchased the burgundy in a small to wear after the baby. For $13, I figured why not get a couple of colors?

4) I confess that I've never smelled a more perfect candle than the Capri Blue Volcano candle. (If you've ever been in Anthropologie, it's the one they're usually burning.) I'm not quite ready to bust out the holiday-scented candles yet, so it's a perfect transition scent for fall-to-winter: deep, luxurious and warm, but really clean. 


P.S. - I LOVED the suggestion that a couple of you had for doing a Buy This - Not That drugstore make-up edition! I did some recon at Target and Walgreen's yesterday, so stay tuned for that next week. Let's just say I even found a couple new favorites for my own collection for a whooooole lot cheaper than I was paying at department stores. 

Your turn. Confess away, my loves!


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  1. ahh i love that sweater! I need it! I also need that Christmas tree..and that candle...ahhh! I've seen those candles somwehere in a store around here, and I remember thinking they smelled DIVINE..but i have so many candles stocked up at home! I guess you can't really ever have too many though, right!?


  2. that is my favorite candle ever!! xo jillian - cornflake dreams

  3. LOVE that candle! And can't wait for the makeup post - your buy this, not that posts are genius!:)

  4. All I want to do it put out my decorations!! Ahhh! Aaron and I have a deal that I have to wait until Thanksgiving, but I may try to convince him otherwise... :)

  5. Love that sweater and turtleneck combo!!I I have a very similar set myself! :) And I hear ya about the CHristmas decor.. everyone around me is doing it, but I usually wait until Thanksgiving!

  6. Leslie. The capri volcano is my oprah gift. As in YOU GET A CANDLE, YOU GET A CANDLE, AND YOU GET A CANDLE. It is my all time favorite scent and favorite gift to give to everyone. If I was as rich as Oprah, I would buy everyone one. Have you seen the galvanized silvered version? They are gorgeous containers after the candle is gone. Just set the candle with the remaining little bit of wax in the freezer and once that wax is frozen it pops rights out and it's just gorgeous!

  7. You find such great deals! I am soo close to getting that sweater vest...Have a great weekend!

  8. I seriously laughed out loud when I saw your candle! My SIL sells them at the store she works at and my 6 year old son loves them! He would sit and smell it all day if he could. I showed him the picture from your blog and he told me exactly what it was right away. :)

  9. I found that turtleneck yesterday for $10! I love it! :)


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