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How To Use The Cash App Boost...

This post is sponsored by Cash App and Her Campus Media. All opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that make A Pretty Penny possible!
It is officially November and you know what that means: ALL THE HOT CHOCOLATE. This weekend Colin and I ran to Starbucks for a quick hot chocolate run. They have their Christmas/holiday cups out, and it made me want to break out all the holiday tunes. 

I was also very excited to be using my new Cash Card! Colin finally convinces me to get one after months of prodding! We love using to Cash App to send money to friends and family, but they have made shopping a million times easier with their black Cash Card. I love how sleek it looks! Plus, did you know that you can actually customize your signature on it?? You can also add cute stamps to your signature as well. I'll be honest, I probably did mine over 10 times trying to make it look great, but I'm obsessed.

I also love using my Cash Card because of the amazing boosts you can add while using it! We love using it at local coffee shops because it gives you $1 off your purchase. I love seeing instant rewards when I shop! There are also a plethora of rewards they offer as well. You can save up to 10% at your favorite restaurants, or $1 at coffee shops across the country every time you swipe your Cash Card. Cash App actually just rolled out new Boosts for Wendy’s, Dairy Queen, Domino’s, and Panda Express.
To use a boost when using your Cash Card, go into the app, click on your account balance at the top. Underneath your cash card there should be "boost". Once you click on that you can select any boost that is available! Hack: you can also use a boost every 30 minutes! So if you want to get a coffee every 30 minutes to save $1, go make your dreams come true!

I love using the Cash App because it is my favorite app to use. Not only is it the #1 finance app, but it is incredibly easy to use. I use it in all aspects of spending. I send money to friends and family, easily receive money, and I can use my card! Plus they make it so easy to sign up! If you use my code: TPQLKCF to sign up, it gives you $5!
Happy Shopping!




xo,




Sara

The Perfect Outfit To Wear To The Pumpkin Patch...

DRESS: ASOS / TOP: ASOS / BOOTS: ASOS / BAG: Gucci / EARRINGS: Sugarfix by BaubleBar / LIPS: Birthday Suit by Tarte


If you haven't noticed by my Instagram feed, I have really been diving into the whole pumpkin/pumpkin patch vibe. I love fall and any chance I can spend at the pumpkin patch is time well spent!

Let's be honest, I have NEVER owned any sort of orange clothing, and I have NEVER worn anything orange. So it was a first for me this year to buy not one, but TWO orange outfits for this fall. I am one of those compulsive shoppers that buys everything the same color at once. This buttoned orange dress and white top are the perfect duo to rock at the pumpkin patch. It is casual, comfortable, and gives me a little bit of those 70's vibes. Also, can we take a moment to get heart eyes over these booties from ASOS?? They are a little more pricey ($72), but worth every penny to me. I don't have anything like these, and I have worn them with multiple outfits!

When it gets colder this would look perfect with a turtle neck, tights and booties! You could even throw on a pair of OTK boots, like these, and it would look so cute!

I hope you spend the rest of your fall season browsing pumpkin patches, eating allll the pumpkin things, and watching scary movies!




xo,




Sara






My Favorite Fall Boots For Under $200...

SWEATER: Red Dress Boutique / PANTS: ASOS / BOOTS: JustFab (available in wide calf) / HAT: Shop Stevie (similar here)


Hello sweater weather! You know what it means when sweater weather is finally here...boots! Once the temperature drops I bring out all my favorite fall booties. There is nothing like snuggling up in your favorite sweater and throwing on a pair of boots. I love walking through the leaves and hearing my boots thumping as I walk through my favorite pumpkin patch. My fall wardrobe consists of boots, skinny jeans, sweaters, and chunky scarves. If you ask my husband he will tell you I have more boots than I know what to do with. But I say, you can never have too many! (ha!)

I don't know if you have seen the boots that are hot right now, but I have been wanting alllll of them! I ordered a couple pairs over the weekend and they should be arriving tomorrow! Let's cross our fingers that they are actually as wonderful as I think they are. Here is a little sneak peak of this pair of plaid booties I ordered! I spotted them about a week ago and couldn't stop thinking of them.

I am also loving leopard booties, and snake skin booties! I am dying to get my hands on a pair of those. So you know they are definitely the next pair of shoes on my list. So I am so happy to share my favorite fall boots for under $200! I definitely like to splurge every once in awhile, but I am sure everyone appreciates a good deal. So let's keep this post budget friendly! What are your favorite boots trends this fall?

UNDER $100

UNDER $200




xo,



Sara










How to Take Your Makeup from Day to Night...

THIS POST WAS SPONSORED BY SPECIALTY RETAILERS, INC. But all opinions are my own!
How much fun is it to refresh your makeup routine with every season?? I love mixing up my routine and buying a few new products to incorporate into my makeup bag every season. It's fun to shake things up every once in awhile! 

I picked up a an Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy Sculpting Blush in the shade: "Pink Kiss", theBalm Mary Dew Liquid Highlighter, and an Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy Vinyl Lip Color in the shade: "Controversial". I picked all of these up from Stage.com! It is the perfect destination for all your beauty and skincare needs.

Since I got a few new goodies I thought I would share my day-to-night beauty routine. I love adding a few "finishing touches" to bring my look to the next level on date night.

I usually start my freshening up my blush. I have really oily skin, so I like to give my cheeks a quick touch up and bring a little more color to my face after a long day at work. I tend to lean more towards pink or mauve shades when it comes to blush. This Estee Lauder "Pink Kiss" Pure Color Envy Sculpting Blush is truly the perfect shade of pink! It isn't too bright, but makes you look perfectly blushed.
You all know how much I LOVE a good highlighter! Lately I have been leaning more towards liquid highlight. This "Mary Dew Liquid Highlighter" by theBalm is exceptional! It is so reflective and adds the perfect highlight. I like to apply it to the "high points" on my face. I usually apply it to the tops of my cheek bones, down the center of my nose, and over my cupids bow. 

When elevating your day look to night, adding a little bit of highlight elevates your look for a perfect night on the town! I love dressing up a little bit, and "dressing up" my makeup look as well! There is no same in being a little fancy for date night.
Lastly, I love topping off my look with a bold lip color! During the fall I LOVE a good red lip. I don't like matte lips, or liquid lips because my lips feel like I am in the middle of the Sahara Desert without water. So I usually grab for gloss or a satin lipstick.

This Estee Lauder Vinyl Lip Color Envy in the shade "Controversial"really  makes a statement! Which I love! Give me a good bold lip (especially if it is red), and I am good to go! I love that it is a mix between a lipstick and a gloss. It has the perfect shine to it and wears SO well! Even when it starts to fade it stains your lips so the color lasts all day! It feels so comfortable on my lips and it makes me want to leave all the red lips on my husband's cheek.
I love that Stage is a one-stop-shop! I can get all my beauty favorites and even a few new ones! I am excited to share that Stage is turning October into Pink October! They are having their "Beauty Bash" from October 10-23 where you can find 14 days of Party Favors including offers on brands like: Philosophy, Clinique, Elizabeth Arden and more!

So make sure you check back daily between those dates so you can snag yourself some new makeup goodies! Click HERE to find out more about Beauty Bash!








xo,



Sara



The Fall's Biggest Trend: Leopard Print...

TOP: H&M / SKIRT: H&M / SHOES: Red Dress Boutique / BAG: Kate Spade (similar here) / SUNGLASSES: Karen Walker / LIPS: Birthday Suit by Tarte


The leopard trend this fall is unstoppable and I am loving every second of it! Leopard print almost acts as the perfect neutral print, or accent print to spice up any outfit. I have been adding item after item of leopard print to my cart every time I set my eyes on it. 

This leopard and mustard duo has been on repeat for me lately! I love the way this mustard compliments the leopard, and can you see that fringe?? I was browsing the H&M website when I spotted this and of course, I had to have my hands on it. I can't wait to pair it with all sorts of tops and accessories! I am so excited to see how I can make it more casual. Does anyone else plan out outfits in advance? Or think of how many different ways they can wear an item?

Since I have been loving this leopard print trend, I thought I would share all my favorite leopard finds! From tops, dresses, too accessories! What has been your favorite trend this fall?

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xo,



Sara