The Classic Brunette: 5 Current Favorites

Thursday, February 23, 2017

5 Current Favorites

The flu is going around like crazy here! Of course I got it (because if you didn't know, I tend to get every cold that comes through, ha!) and it's been a rough few days, and a few things I had scheduled for the blog had to be put off. So I thought I would share a few things in my life that I've been loving in the meantime. If y'all are into this, maybe I can make it into a monthly series, let me know what you think!


I am beyond excited about these shoes!!! If you're anything like me, you've been obsessing over these Chloé wedges (I linked the new version!) since they came out a few years ago. I heard about the Marc Fisher dupes a while ago, but $160 was still too much with my budget, so I have been patiently waiting for something cheaper to come along! AND IT FINALLY HAPPENED. Steve Madden, AKA one of my favorite shoe designers came out with these dupes that are only $60! Compared to the original $660 price tag this is incredible, especially since they look exactly the same. I've heard from others to size down half a size, but I'm a true 9 and they fit perfectly for me! Also, they are SO comfortable, I might have to buy the other two colors!



I got this case for Christmas, so it's been on my 'love' list for a while, but honestly I'm so happy with it! I had actually been wanting this case for over a year (and mentioned that in my 2016 favorites post!) and was so excited when my old laptop case finally broke so I could get this one. It's super durable, and exactly what I wanted. Other marble cases that I've tried in the past have peeled, chipped, or just broke. This one is smooth, looks professional, and again is very strong. I've gotten so many compliments on it since getting it!

Netflix Original: Santa Clarita Diet

Y'all this show is amazing. Okay, hear me out because it sounds like a crazy roller coaster of a show. It's about a normal family that has its world flipped upside down when mom Sheila (Drew Barrymore) somehow turns into a zombie. It's a cute, funny, and at times a little gruesome (in the best possible way, I assure you.) story of a family trying to deal with their challenges while still keeping their sanity and love alive. Throughout the season they attempt to look for a cure, with many ups and downs. I binge watched this a little while ago and ended up watching the whole first season in 4 days. The characters are realistic, charismatic, and hilarious as they try to figure out how to kill people without being horrible individuals. It's one of the best shows I've seen yet and I can't wait for the next season!

Starbucks Iced White Mocha
Alright alright, I've loved this drink forever, cut me some slack! It's just been a real life-saver lately! I have 8:30am classes twice a week and always need caffeine on these days. My campus luckily has a Starbucks, so I head there each morning and pick one of these up! I'm not a huge coffee person, but these have a good amount of sweetness so I can have all the delicious flavor and caffeine that I need! These also taste good hot, if it's still super cold where you live!


I posted this the other day on my Instagram, and I got the chance to try it out yesterday and am obsessed! I don't normally wear a full face of makeup, but when I do I definitely don't want it melting off or smearing! This powder is so lightweight and leaves my skin with a great matte finish. I tend to have a shiny forehead, even with matte makeup, and the powder actually covered up all the shine. I was so impressed, especially since my makeup was on for over 8 hours and still looked flawless when I went to take it off. Also I love the little poof applicator that it comes with, it makes it so easy to apply. Highly recommend!

I would love to know what products, shows, and other things you have been loving lately! I'm always excited to try new things, especially if it comes highly recommended!

25 comments:

  1. Hey! I never got the chance to thank you but I won one of your planner giveaways and I love it! Sorry it took me so long to reach out! Love your blog :)

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  2. LOVE that laptop case and will definitely be investing in those Steve Madden wedges! thanks for sharing!!

    xo Emily
    www.thehipsuburban.com

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  3. I need to check out Santa Clarita Diet! I love Drew Barrymore!

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  4. I've been wanting these wedges too! I haven't heard of this show but really want to watch it now. It sounds so cute!

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  5. Those wedges are my fave! I couldn't get past the gross factor of the Santa Clarita Diet!

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  6. I'll have to start watching that show, I've heard so many recommendations. Hope you feel better soon.

    Dylan
    www.lifebydylan.com

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  7. I love the wedges. I've been looking for a dupe.

    http://goldclutter.blogspot.com

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  8. Oh my god, those wedges are so pretty and yasss love Laura Mercier x

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  9. 100% agree with all of these!! I have a marble sticker on my Mac right now but want to upgrade it to that marble case soon!

    -Morgan
    How 2 Wear It [] http://how2wearit.com

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  10. I've seen that show around and didn't have any clue it was about a zombie! I'm gonna HAVE to check it out now!

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  11. Currently in need of a case for my new Mac!

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  12. I'm not a huge coffee person either so I need to try that drink. Also I got those shoes in the cognac color and think I want the taupe shade as well.

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  13. I've been wanting to try that setting powder for a while!!

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  14. Yes!! I just got the Steve Madden wedges and am obsessed! I have a pair of Marc Fisher's and was totally blown away by how similar they truly are! Such a great purchase!

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  15. Need those wedges!! I watched the first episode of the Santa Clara Diet and I was ROLLING on the ground laughing, so good!

    Rachel / www.helloher.co

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  16. I tried watching the Santa Clara diet and hated it. I LOVE both of them though, and I really wanted to like it. That laptop case is gorgeous!

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  17. I will have to try the iced white mocha next time I'm at Starbucks! I'm also not a huge coffee person, so to try something that doesn't have a strong coffee taste will be nice. My favorite caffeinated drink that doesn't taste too strongly of coffee is iced chai! It's my treat for going to my 8 ams classes. Haha.

    -Kim :)
    www.simplybeingkim.wordpress.com

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  18. Aww, great post, love all 5! Those wedges are so cute abs affordable, got to have them! That setting powder is great , I have the compact, the lose powder might be easier to use, its def goood stuff!

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  19. just ordered these shoes, too!!!! SO excited for the price as well... cheers to friday!

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  20. Hope you are feeling better! I've been sick since last week and it's the worse, I feel so behind in everything now. Oh and I just finished watching Santa Clarita Diet, too! Loved that show.

    xx, Zoe | www.zoewithlove.me

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  21. Love those wedge dupes - so chic!

    Lauren
    http://www.anexplorersheart.com

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  22. I have those wedges and I'm obsessed ;)

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  23. Love these favorites! I have the Marc Fisher wedges in two colors and LOVE them but will be purchasing the Steve Madden pair to see how it compares! Great post xo!

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  24. oh my word! So happy to see someone else who loves that new drew berrymore show! I cannot wait for season 2!

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