October 2017 | A Pretty Penny

Getting Cozy This Fall With Shopko...

Thank you to Shopko for sponsoring this blog post and making this post possible! All opinions are my own!
COAT: A&I at Shopko / Pants: ASOS / BOOTS: ASOS / BEANIE: Forever 21 (similar here)

As I have been getting gearing up for winter I have been adding a few new pieces to my wardrobe that are cute and cozy! When it comes to colder fall weather, or winter weather, I like to stay warm while still looking cute. To me, there is no point in wearing something "cute" if you are going to freeze to death in the process. So make sure it is actually warm! There are lots of good options that are both!

I am excited to share a few fall/winter finds that are both cute and cozy from the new A&I brand at Shopko! Including this fur hooded coat! This is a new brand exclusively at Shopko! They have also revamped and given a new look to quite a few brands as well.


Lets talk about this Popcorn Side Hooded Puffer Jacket for a minute. First of all, I should have bought one in every color! You know how when you buy something online you are't sure how it is going to turn out? Or if it will look or fit properly? Well this coat exceeded all my expectations! I love the 'popcorn' detailing on the side, how it is a little longer and the fur lining the hood. I also LOVE that the pockets have fur in them! It keeps my hands so warm! Besides the black, it also comes in Navy and a Mauve color!

A&I have so many new items that I can't wait to get my hands on this fall. I also like that they have mens clothing items, as well as women's clothing items and plus size items! I am in love with this plaid scarf, these cozy slippers and this buffalo check sleep shirt (that comes in red!) 

I am so excited for these new brands that have come to Shopko! And I can't wait to share more with you!
To see more inspiration and all my favorite items from Shopko's new brand A&I take a look at my 'Getting Winter Cozy!' board!




xo,




Sara







Burnt Orange...

SWEATER: H&M (similar here) / PANTS: Pacsun, old (similar here) / SCARF: Target, brand 'a new day' (similar here) / BOOTS: Target / BAG: Sole Society / LIPS: Touch of Spice by Maybelline



We are half way through the week! I don't know about you but I feel like it has really dragged, and it is only Wednesday!

The outfit I am sharing today is the epitome of the perfect fall outfit to me. This is what my wardrobe consists of 90% of the time during the fall. This darling scarf is from Target, because we all know Target has the best things. I know I mentioned it in my last blog post, but I am seriously loving their new line 'A New Day.' You'll have to head to Target and check out all their goodies.

Since scarves are a staple for most of my fall outfits I wanted to share a bunch of my favorite scarves this fall!








xo,



Sara








How I Treated My Breakouts With Clarisonic...

  This post is sponsored by Clarisonic and Her Campus Media. All opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that make A Pretty Penny possible! 
I have always struggled with monthly breakouts, as well as red spots and dark circles. I have super oily skin, so I have had a tricky time trying to keep my skin under control at times. I love the way the Mia 1 cleans deep down into my pores. 

The thing I love about the Mia 1 is that it doesn't feel harsh on my skin! It leaves my skin feeling fresh and clean, without feeling like I just scrubbed a layer of my skin off. It is the perfect device for all skin types to help give your skin a 'sonic cleanse' and clean your skin and pores six times better than with your hands alone. 
The difference between these 2 photos is 10 days and strickly using the Clarisonic Mia 1 cleanser, as well as their brush heads. My favorite was the Acne Brush Head. I washed my face in the morning before I applied my makeup and at night after I took all my makeup off. I used the Mia 1 and the Pore & Blemish Gel Cleanser.

The Pore & Blemish Gel Cleanser is for people with sensitive acne prone skin. I feel like it really worked well on my skin and helped remove my blemishes, as well as any blackheads. I saw a noticeable difference within 10 days! I was blown away!

My overall skin appearance has improved immensely! I don't have as many bumps or texture! I feel like my skin has become a lot more smooth. Since I have also had to deal with the weather being dryer and a little chilly, I feel like it has removed dead skin, and kept my skin feeling smooth and refreshed. My makeup goes on a lot smoother and I feel a lot more confident without makeup on.

Her Campus is offering 15% off of select Clarisonic products to those who are interested! By using the code: HERCAMPUS.
The pink brush head, the one that comes with your Mia 1, is the Sonic Radiance Brush Head. It is perfect for nearly all skin types. It has super fine bristles that is suppose to give your skin a radiant finish and sonic cleansing.

The green brush head is the Acne Cleansing Brush Head. It is the main brush head I used during these 10 days, just because I feel like it fit my skin type, and what I wanted to use it for the best. I loved how it felt on my skin. It is for sensitive skin, oily skin, or those who are more acne prone.

The blue brush head is the Deep Pore Cleansing Brush Head. I want to start trying this brush head more, because it is designed for those who have larger pores. It helps clear out and purify your pores. I have heard that it also helps minimize the appearance of your pores. I have larger pores and I really feel like this would be beneficial for my skin type.
I love Clarisonic products! I used a Mia 2 for a long time during high school and have loved using the Mia 1! I love how gentle but effective it is on my skin! I have loved the results I have gotten since I have used the Mia 1 and the Gel cleanser. I would definitely recommend this product to anyone who is curious and wanting to try the Mia 1! 



xo,




Sara




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Chic In A Shaggy Blush Jacket...

DRESS: Forever 21 (old, similar here & here & here) / JACKET: Shop Jessa Kae (also here) / SHOES: Valentino / BAG: Givenchy / EARRING: 7 Charming Sisters (similar here) / SUNGLASSES: Karen Walker (via Poshmark) / LIPS: Birthday Suit by Tarte


How To Pair Black & Brown & White...

PANTS: ASOS / SWEATER: H&M / JACKET: Old Navy / BOOTS: Jane.com (similar here & here) / BAG: Givenchy / SUNGLASSES: Ray-Ban


Tuesday Trends: OTK Boots & Moto Jackets...

This fall I have been loving a lot of things! But this week it is Over The Knee boots and Moto jackets! I just bought a black leather Moto jacket from Old Navy, and a mustard suede Moto jacket from Old Navy as well. They are so comfortable and I wear them every other day! (I am usually a size medium, but I got a size small in both jackets since they were a little long in the sleeves.) I wish someone would have told me how fabulous a great Moto jacket is, because now I want to buy them all! This suede Moto jacket from BLANKNYC has been on my list for a long time. I love the Coffee Bean color!

KEEPing The Disney Magic Alive With KEEP Collective...

I received these products from KEEP Collective for review. All opinions are my own.
There is just something about Disneyland that makes me relive my childhood. There is so much magic there and I absolutely love how it brings out the kid in me. It is like I'm stepping into a different world filled with all the Disney movies!

I have always loved Disney and Disneyland. The first time I went was when I was 5. I remember having my own autograph book and making sure as many Disney characters signed it as possible! 

The last time I went was 2 years ago with my husband for our anniversary. I loved every minute of it! Being there with my husband was so special. We got to relive old memories and make new ones. I loved wearing my Minnie ears all over Disneyland and trying all the foods! (because Disneyland has the best churros!) I remember us sitting down on a bench in Adventure Land being surrounded by all the magic and people. I just remember thinking, "this truly is the happiest place on Earth."

I would love to always have that feeling! So when I found out KEEP Collective came out with their Disney line I knew I had to have it to keep some magic with me at all times! It comes with a couple different bands to pick from. As well as a ton of charms to add to your band! 
Colin and I have been planning a trip back to Disneyland and I can't even wait! I will have to take this bracelet with me because you can never have too many Disney accessories while in Disneyland. I chose to put these specific charms on the bracelet because they remind me of the heart and soul of Disney. Mickey and Minnie. That's where it all started for me. I love the 'magic' charm. Because Disney is centered around the magic and keeping it alive! I love wearing this bracelet and the magic it keeps alive for me.

I also love that you can customize the band however you want! There are so many different charms to pick from. I customized my band by selecting a few charms that were so me! I got the lipstick charm, because obviously I love wearing lipstick and makeup. I also got a marble charm because I love all things marble. I also got a crown, because my name "Sara" means "princess." Lastly, I got the Hamsa because I love that it symbolizes faith, luck and protection. I have always loved this symbol and was excited to add it to my collection!




xo,


Sara




Maroon In The Mountains...

SWEATER: H&M (old, similar here) / PANTS: Pacsun / SCARF: Target (similar here) / HAT: Forever 21 (similar here & here) / SHOES: ASOS / BAG: Kate Spade (similar here) / LIPS: Plumful by MAC / LIPLINER: Whirl by MAC


Happy Birthday @colin.and...

Happy Birthday to my Colin And! I am so very blessed to have this man in my life. He is the best part about me and he makes me my best self. He is my biggest supporter and he absolutely spoils me. For all of those reasons I am so excited to celebrate this handsome guy today! 

Casual Fall Outfit...

DRESS: Costco, for $8! (similar here & here) / GINGHAM TOP: ASOS / HAT: ShopStevie (similar here & here) / SHOES: Forever 21 (similar here & here) / BAG : Kate Spade (similar here & here)


Tuesday Trends: 3 Outfits For Date Night This Fall...

1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 


Leopard & Green...

SWEATER: ASOS / PANTS: ASOS / SCARF: old, (similar here & here) / CLUTCH: Le Boutique Shop (exact here &  similar here) / SHOES: Valentino / SUNGLASSES: RayBan / LIPS: Curious by Shine Cosmetics


My Fall Beauty Routine...

Lately I have been loving all things makeup! This fall I have been trying a few new products and I thought I would share some of my favorites I use for my fall beauty routine. My go to has been dark lips and mauve blushes. Since I have found a new love of lipstick and lip colors I decided to expand my collection. I was never a girl who loved to wear lipstick, but in the last year I can't get enough of lip products.