Sunday, August 31, 2014

Book Club: August 2014

Hello My Book Club Members!!

So this month was Mystery Month!!!! All the books I read were mysteries!!! I absolutely love the suspense and thrillers! I do not like horror stories (it really is a fine line). I started the month by going back to the classics: Agatha Christie, the best mystery writer of all time.


one// Three Blind Mice and Other Stories By Agatha Christie
These are really short stories. Three Blind Mice is the longest of the short stories in the novel. It is very well written and utterly captivating. The next couple of short stories feature approximately the same people in the same town. Even though they are different stories they are connected and it gives the over all feel of a full novel. The great part of short stories is that you can read them quickly when you do not have much time.


two// If Looks Could Kill by Kate White
I got this book before I finished the previous one and I had to go somewhere with my mom and she did not have a book to read in the waiting room so I lend her this one. She absolutely loved it so much she took it from me. I had to wait for her to finish reading it before I could get my claws in it (Don't worry she's a quick reader). I'm a huge fan of this book! It has mystery, sex, joy, and thrill all combined into one novel you can't put down!

Happy reading!
XOXO
D.

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Labor Day Sales

Hello All My Shopaholic Friends!

Labor Day Weekend is one of the best weekends because it means a short week of school, nice weather, and shopping! What more could a girl ask for?? Here are some of my favorites for this weekend.


Pilcro Hyphen Chino Shorts
Extra 20% of on all sale Items


Noisy May Cowl Back Tank
75% off on sale items + extra 10%

Starting at 50% off

Brooks Brothers

Blue
Up to 60% off on select styles

C.Wonder

Cotton Slub Boatneck Drawstring Dress
Additional 50% off sale items

Club Monaco

Amber Jacquard Scallop Short - Club Monaco Shorts - Club Monaco
50% of clearance + extra 40% off sale

GAP

Colorblock shirttail tee
Up to 40% off + 20% with HAPPY

GiGi New York

Saddle Madison Crossbody, Pebble Grain
Free Personalization and shipping

J Crew


40% off Final Sale with code WEEKEND

J Crew Factory

Factory Addie printed loafers
40-60% off

Kendra Scott

Mollie Bangle Bracelets in Multi-Color Morocco
15% off with code 2014LDW

Lands' End

30% off with code PUMPKIN

L.L. Bean
Women's L.L.Bean Boots, 8"
10% off entire order with code LABORDAY

Madewell
Mini-Bow Ring
Extra 30% off with code YESYES

Nordstrom
Betsey Johnson Print Lace Fit & Flare Dress
Up to 40% off

Old Navy


Up to 50% off

Sephora
Tarte - Prime, Shine & Define Tarte-To-Go Kit
Up to 75% off Online only

Shop Dandy

Medium Black Canvas Tote
$5 off your order with code FIVE

Sole Society

Hally
Up 70% Off

Tory Burch

Current Image
Spend $300, receive 20% off
Spend $500, receive 25% off
Spend $750, receive 30% off
(Use LABORDAY14)

Tuckernuck

Striped Cashmere Tunic
20% off with code LABOROFLOVE

Ralph Lauren


Up to 75% off + 50% off selected items
Free shipping with code INTOFALL2014

Now that I am officially broke I think it's been a good weekend!
Happy Labor Day!
XOXO
D.

Friday, August 29, 2014

First Week Back!

Hello Loves,

Well my first week back is finally over!!! I swear Wednesday felt like Friday and if you told me that I've been back for a month I'd believe you. It has been the longest week ever. Like we picked up right where we left off!!!

It was a pretty crazy week! I started off dropping a class then I had to add another one. And all my classes are in the afternoon which makes me feel like I'm not doing anything all day. Hopefully I can get a job or internship. I need there to be less people on campus it's impossible to walk anywhere!

Naturally this semester started off string with letters and making our presence known to all the new freshmen (there are soooo many of them!!) 


I hope you all started the semester right and strong!
Have a great semester!
XOXO
D.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

How To Speak So People Will Listen?

Listen up!!

I watched this TED video a couple of weeks ago. It was really cool to learn some ways of exercising your voice to make people listen to you. It is not something that you usually think about, exercising your voice. What Julian Treasure was saying about how it is one of most valuable resources yet we do not exercise it!!



I must say I really do love watching TED Videos these day! They are just so interesting and chalk full of information!

XOXO
D.

Monday, August 25, 2014

Motivational Monday!

Hello Loves,

Well its back-to-school for me on this lovely Monday! So to get us all ready for this upcoming year here's something to think about!

Lilly

Have A Great Week!!
XOXO
D.

Friday, August 22, 2014

American Citizen

Hello All,

I have some cool news! Since April I have been working on getting my American Citizenship. I am originally from Argentina then with my family we immigrated to here. When I was younger we moved from Argentina to France. I had a fun childhood with many different cultures and friends it really is a great thing and I could not have imagined it another way.



Early this morning I finally became a US citizen. It was an interesting and moving ceremony.




I guess it's official after all!! I don't know how it feels yet but I guess here's to a new adventure!

XOXO
D.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Sunscreen

Hello Beach Bums,

I recently came across this amazing video that shows you want your skin looks like under UV light. This is the under layers of the skin, the parts that get the first UV damage from the sun. Then it show the effects of sunscreen. It is truly amazing. I should probably start wearing sunscreen daily.


Stay Safe!
XOXO
D.

Monday, August 18, 2014

Last Monday of Summer!!

Hello All,

Today is the last Monday of summer. While I want to go back to school because I miss everyone so badly I do not want classes to start!! Just thinking about classes makes me sad. I will be starting my junior year of college!!!! Its crazy how fast it all went by. But the best part of the last weeks of summer are definitely the sales. As you all know Lilly is having its Semi-Annual Sale starting today (yes I woke up early, yes I snagged some great deals).


Then I got an email from Swoozie's saying that all the personalization is free on top of the sales that they already have for bags! Its like I'm in monogram heaven!!! 

Considering getting one of these monogrammed!

And let us not forget the daily Marley Lilly Sales! And their amazing flash sales. All the personalized amazingness you could ever want all in one website. its a thing from heaven!



All that is left is for Vineyard Vines to have a Lilly like sale and I'm golden!!! And broke!
Have a Shopping Filled Day!
XOXO
D.

Sunday, August 17, 2014

After Party Sale!!!

Hello All!!

It's that time of the year again the Lilly Pulitzer Semi Annual Sale!! It's like an early Christmas!!! 


You could say I'm excited......


Waking up early to prepare myself!!

Don't forget to like them on Facebook and follow them on Instagram for 11am social media deals!!!! It's going to be the best three days ever!!

Good luck and may the odds be ever in your favor!
XOXO
D.

Friday, August 15, 2014

Round up

Hello Loves,

one// Becoming a Happier Person
The Pope released a list on ten ways to become a happier person. While they all seem simple and obvious its still not something that you think about until its put in a list. I think with these in mind we can all become happier.

video

two// ice bucket challenge for ALS
I'm sure a bunch of you have seen this challenge on Facebook if you have not done it yourself. The Ice Bucket challenge has started to raise awareness for ALS. Over the weekend I was nominated to do this challenge by my friend Gabby. I wanted to show it to you all, nominate you all (y'all have 24 hours) and encourage everyone to donate to als.org

Robin Williams bench
three// Robin Williams
I don't have very much to say. As the news of his death popped up on my phone I was in utter shock. It goes to show you never know what a person is fighting.

XOXO
D.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

TED Talks Life Hacks

Hello Loves,

So as any other person of my generation I am addicted to Netflix. I watch all my shows and so many movies, but something that keeps showing up as a suggestion is TED Talks: Life Hacks. I was bored so I decided to watch some. The longest one I saw was 20 minutes long. It tells you all sorts of things you never knew you needed to know. From tying your shoes to doing better interviews to playing games to lengthen your life!!


My favorite one I have to admit is a talk by Amy Cuddy in which she discusses how your body language can actually shape who you are. She shows the science behind power poses and body language. Its worth a try!

Power posing in Tallahassee

XOXO
D.

Monday, August 11, 2014

Road Trippin'

Hello Lovelies,

My sister has to move into her dorm August 8th, so we decided that we would road trip to her university. The road trip will take approximately 14 hours so we will take two days to make it!! It was so fun! My sisters, mom and I rented a car and then made our way to Alabama. I had never been to Alabama before and it was definitely an adventure.... I felt like I was in a totally different country haha. I have a lot of pictures to show it.

FCI's Dorm stuff

Mother actually let me drive!!!


Her first Shake Ever!

ummm okay I won't!

Steak'n Shake

THERE. ARE. COWS!!!!



Jumping for Joy!

Mom and sister

College Girl

Alabama the Beautiful

Finally finished my blanket!!!

Working hard or hardly working?

Dorm room selfies

Beautiful Sunset
Mommy and sister
After taking my sister to dinner for the last time until she comes back we planned our trip back home. The next day they started rush and I was dying to see the Chi-O house so we walked along sorority row and near the stadium.

Rama Jama's

At the Stadium

Throw What You Know

CHI-O HOUSE!!!!

Recruitment time.....?

Alabama!!
After exploring the university we visited a troops memorial site. It was beautiful and very moving.

War Memorial 

Welcome to the Gun Show

Only Car She's Allowed to Drive


Stopped by for some last minute shopping and dropped a surprise off at my sister's dorm then we had lunch and headed back home.
Chi-O shopping spree

Recruitment style on the street!!

Sister's Dorm

President's Mansion
Peaches on the side of the highway

Ah-mazing peaches!
Since we were not in a rush to make it back home we popped into Florida's capital city, Tallahassee, to visit the city. It is very beautiful especially the historic capitol building.

Power Posing At the Capitol

Historic State Capitol

Mom in Tallahassee


All three of us!

My sister's dorm room!

Fun Road Trip!
XOXO
D.