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Fall Looks with Quiz Clothing

These past couple weeks have been especially hard on me, Midterms then finals and on top of that Thanksgiving and a 3 week long cold/flu thats been really setting me back. Ive really tried to create as much content as possible but sometimes you just need a break. I am done with all my finals in 2 weeks and then its Christmas already. Where did this year go? 

Its finally time to layer up with fall and winter clothes and I received some pieces from Quiz. These looks feature my favorite pieces and some styling tips for fall. 

The Palazzo Pant

One of my favorite thins this year is simple pieces that you can mix and match no matter what. These cute high waisted palazzo pants from Quiz are perfect for any fall day. Pair with a chunky sweater and some booties for a more dressed up look. 

The Leopard Blazer

I love anything Leopard for this season and this blazer is the perfect add-on to a casual look. I paired it just with a simple dark jean and black long sleeve turtleneck crop top. 

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Fall Captain

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International fragrance shipping with Selfridges

This is a Sponsored post with Selfridges. All Words and opinions are 100% my own.

Selfridges has always been a one-stop-shop for all of my favorite luxury purchases. And I am so happy to have the opportunity to write about their most recent launch. Selfridges’ international shipping service for fragrances.

Selfridges are now shipping fragrances all over the world including The Middle East, China, Hong Kong, Taiwan as well as the US. They carry some of my absolute luxury fragrance brands like Jo Malone, Roja Parfum, Dior Fragrance, Le Labo and Guerlain. That makes Selfridges the perfect international destination for me to purchase my fragrances. And the best part is that shipping usually only takes 2-3 business days so I can have my order in no time.

In celebration of the launch I went right ahead to order myself a new fragrance. I decided to go with the Guerlain Champs-Élysées eau de toilette. The bottle of the fragrance is just absolutely stunning.  They call it the Bee Bottle and it was designed in 1853 by Pierre-François-Pascal Guerlain for the Empress Eugénie. The fragrance itself is a perfect blend of rose, almond tree wood and blackcurrant berries.

Of course, this was one of many choices available at Selfridges. So, I have linked all of my favorite fragrances down below for you.

Unlimited Textbooks with Cengage Unlimited

This post is brought to you by Cengage Unlimited and Her Campus Media.

Its finally that time of the year when we are going back to school. I personally only have one week left to get all my back-to-school things together. That includes buying school supplies and preparing for all my classes this fall. The thing I dread the most is spending all that money on textbooks. Some of them are $200 or more for just one class. That’s why I am loving Cengage Unlimited. It is a more affordable option to access the course materials I need for my classes, and more.

Cengage Unlimited is a new, one of a kind, subscription service available for US students. You pay only $119.99 per semester for the subscription service and get access to all digital education materials as well as other study materials online with Cengage. The service offers more than 20,000 products from over 675 courses and you are able to access and use how ever many as you want or need. Besides getting access to ebooks and study materials, you also have access to all your Cengage courses on platforms like Mindtap and WebAssign, and you can get print rentals for every activated digital course for only $7.99. Shipping is free.

I have been loving the subscription service a little bit extra because not only can I access the materials my class requires, but I can also access other books within the same subject to further my knowledge. It has been really helpful in terms of preparing for my classes and also understanding the subjects better. What I don’t understand in one book, another one can explain in a different way. I have been extra nervous for the upcoming semester since I am taking all my gateway classes, so I can advance to my upper division classes. Having access to extra materials and study services is really going to help me out.

With only one week left to prepare for the fall semester I have made a list of the most important things I do in order to be prepared for the new semester. College can be super stressful at times so I like to plan everything out ahead of time.

  • Making sure I have the material for my classes (Cengage Unlimited has managed to make this a whole lot easier for me.)
  • Buying school supplies, notebooks, pens, staplers and anything else I might need.
  • Mapping out free time for studying and also planning out different areas where I can study in peace and quiet.
  • Planning out my schedule and mapping out where all my classes are so I know on my first day. I even put in all my classes in my calendar so I keep track of my weekly and monthly schedule.

If you are interested in checking out Cengage Unlimited you can do so by following this link HERE.

This is a sponsored post in partnership with Cengage Unlimited and Her Campus Media. All words and opinions are my own.

New from Brahmin

Brahmin was kind enough to send me one of their new bags. The Priscilla Melbourne Mini Satchel in color Tart/Gold. This is the first Brahmin bag that I own and I am already in love with it. If you know me, you know that I love smaller bags and a mini satchel is exactly what I needed to add to my collection.

Since this is my first bag from Brahmin and also a new brand for me I wanted to talk a little bit about the brand and their vision. Im sure a lot of you may be familiar with the brand. But I’m sure that a lot of you, just like me just recently discovered them. 

Brahmin was founded in 1982, so yeah they have been around for a while now! They pride themselves on having some of the best quality materials and a lot of their elater goods are imported from Italy. All products are hand made in Massachusetts and one single product can have as many as two-dozen people work on it until it has been finished. 

Before even making a sample bag in leather, they use paper to create a sample. Making it easy to correct and perfect the design until it is actually made. You can also learn about the different materials and textures of their products on Brahmins website. 

The Priscilla Melbourne Mini Satchel in color is one of Brahmins Top Seller as of this moment. Below I had e linked a few other items that are hot right now from Brahmin. 

I was gifted the bag via Octoly. Octal isa  app where you can get free items form major brands in exchange for posting/reviewing them on your social. You need at lest 5000 Instagram followers to be approved, but if you do have that and sign up via my link you get 5 extra octo-points that later can be used to get gift cards to major stores like Amazon and Sephora. Sign up here via my link.

Words With Friends 2

This post is sponsored by Zynga, but the content and opinions expressed here are my own.

I have always been a big fan of games that challenges me and makes me use my brain. Words With Friends 2 makes me feel super smart while playing against friends and other people online. If I’m ever unsure of whether a word actually exists I use the dictionary feature in WWF2. I find most of my friends by connecting the app to my Facebook. If you guys want to challenge me, my username is sofiaN100.

Since Words with Friends 2 is played on the phone is the perfect game for me. I can play wherever I am or wherever I am going. I have a ton of travel plans coming up and it will be the perfect pastime activity. This summer I’m enjoying laying out in the sun a lot or walking around the city. No matter where I go I can bring Words With Friends 2 with me – and play together with my friends even if they’re on the other side of the world. I’m really not the best at this game. But I am learning more words as I go and progressing towards becoming a better player.

Have you ever played Words With Friends? If not you can download it right here. Let me know in the comments down below what your favorite Words With Friends moment is. It can be an epic Words With Friends game you’ve played or just a story of maybe how you met a new friend.

Reviewing The Balm Jour Creamy Lip Stain

The Balm sent me a package with all the shades of their new Creamy Lip Stain and  I am so excited to be sharing this product with you guys! The Balm Jour Creamy Lip Stain comes in 8 different shades and are named by greeting phrases from different countries round the word. You can find shades as Hello, Ni Hao, Ciao and more in the collection.

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The Best National Lipstick Day Deals (FREE Lipsticks)

National Lipstick day is just around the corner. As “national holidays” like lipstick day is becoming more popular companies are starting to catch on the trends and use it as a promotional day. Some companies will even give away free lipsticks! Yep, you heard that right. Keep on reading to find out where the best deals are and where you can snag some Lipstick freebies this weekend.

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Best of Nordstrom Anniversary SALE

I decided to gather a bunch of my favorites for Nordstroms anniversary sale this year. And to make it easier for you guys I have split them up in categories so you can shop what you are looking for. Ive kept almost all items to under $100, most of them $50 or less. Get your shop on before prices go up!

Dresses & Jumpsuits

Tops

Bottoms

Shoes

Bags

Beauty

Denim