Rent the Runway: Marchesa Notte Green Lace Cocktail Dress

I haven’t had many occasions to use Rent the Runwayย lately, but I attended an event last Friday that was the perfect excuse to get all gussied up in a designer dress! As per usual I spent way too much time browsing Rent the Runway’s website, trying to find the ideal dress for the partyโ€”a mock wedding (I can’t really say any more than that).

After mulling over a ton of options, I decided to rent this gorgeous Marchesa Notte Green Lace Cocktail Dress:

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Friday Five

Happy Friday the 13th! I chose this week’s items before I realized I’d be posting this on the 13th…and the first two are totally on-theme. A happy accident!ย  ๐Ÿ™‚

1. My Favorite Murder:ย I’ve been on a major podcast kick latelyโ€”I know, I’m late to the party, as usual. I am pretty much going down the podcast rabbit hole because every podcast I listen to ends up mentioning other podcasts they like, so I check those out too. I actually can’t remember where I first heard about My Favorite Murder, but I am hooked! Each episode is literally just two true crime fans, Karen and Georgia, discussing a murder of interest to them. They’ve been at this for at least a year and there are now 80+ episodes for me to get through, starting from the beginning. Karen and Georgia have comedy backgrounds so they manage to make murder funny while also taking the gravity of the topic into account. And their signoff? “Stay sexy, don’t get murdered.” So, stay sexy and don’t get murdered by a machete-wielding maniac (or his mother) on this Friday the 13th!

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Whole Foods Body Care Sale: My Haul

Yesterday I went shopping at my local Whole Foods and discovered they were having a 25% off sale on all body care products. So I picked up a few things and decided I should go back to stock up before the sale ended (I know, I’m such a sucker). I figured I might as well share my haul here!

Behold:

Yeah, I really went to town this morning.

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Friday Five

1. Maryland Renaissance Festival: last weekend my husband and I took a little day trip to the Ren Fest in Annapolis, Maryland! We arrived about a half hour after it opened and went straight to the costume rental shop. We had seen costume rentals at the Ren Faire we attended in upstate New York a couple years ago but didn’t bother partaking then. I chose this cute fair maiden outfit and John got outfitted as a knight, and we spent a few hours roaming the grounds and taking in the sights. It was more crowded than the NY one but it also seemed a little bigger. There’s a ton of stuff to do at this Renaissance Festival and I highly recommend it! The festival takes place on Saturdays and Sundays through the end of October.

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Friday Five

1. Haunted House Cookie Kit: I saw Jessica Chobot from Bizarre States post a pic of this completed “gingerbread” haunted house and immediately had to have one for myself! I tried to find it at Target in St. Louis but they didn’t have it; fortunately I was able to find it on Target.com for about $15.50 including shipping. My husband and I are going to build this little house together and I cannot wait!!

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Cringe With Me: Horrible Haikus

While at my parents’ house in St. Louis last week I pulled a clothbound book off the shelf in my bedroom closet and flipped through it. What was inside was so incredibly cringe-worthy that I decided to snap photos of the contents and embarrass the hell out of my nine-year-old self here on my blog. ย ๐Ÿ™‚

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Play! by Sephora: September 2017

September has been a bit of a whirlwind, so I practically forgot about my Play! by Sephora box until it arrived last week! The day after I received it I went to visit family in St. Louis for a few days, so I didn’t get a chance to publish my post until now. This month’s box has a “Fall Into Beauty” theme to coincide with the changing of the seasons. Surprisingly, there were no products containing pumpkin. ย ๐Ÿ˜›

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Friday Five

Happy first day of my favorite season, everyone! This Friday Five is coming to you from St. Louis, where I’m visiting my family for a few days. ย ๐Ÿ˜€

1. Savannah Bee Mint Julep Lip Balm: Burts Bee’s classic lip balm is my go-to, but recently I decided to give this brand a try after browsing the selection at Whole Foods. I always feel like it’s a bit of a gamble when trying a different lip balm for the first time, but this one is pretty good. It’s not quite as long lasting as Burt’s Bees, but it still gets the job done.

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31 Days of Horror: Part 3

Two years ago I started doing 31 Days of Horror challenge in which I watched one horror movie every day in October. I had so much fun with it that I’m going to do it a third year in a row!

Basically me for the month of October.

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Stitch Fix: September 2017 Review

Can you believe I received my 20th Stitch Fix this week?! I sure can’t! Prior to this Fix, I reviewed my style profile and made a few tweaks to make sure it best reflected my current preferences, especially since they recently added some premium designers to their offerings! I didn’t receive any pieces by the luxe designers in this Fix, but to be fair, I did check the box in my profile that says “mostly non-Luxe/occasional Luxe item.”

My stack of clothing this month was quite colorful!

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