November 2014 - Doused in Pink - wearable everyday style, beauty & DIY home decor

Do You Have the Time?

I was recently on the hunt for the perfect classic watch and was thrilled when Daniel Wellington contacted me about a collaboration. Not only was it perfect timing, it was meant to be! I had been eyeing their watches after seeing two of my daughter's Polyvore creations that included the Classic Lady Sheffield watch.



Today I'm recreating the second look by adding my own twist on the outfit and wearing my new Daniel Wellington Classic Lady Sheffield watch. 


This ultra thin, minimalist watch sports a leather band which can take you from the office, to a formal event, to relaxing on the weekend. Another plus, the bands are interchangeable, so buy an extra to change up the look. Daniel Wellington is offering Doused In Pink readers 15% off through December 31st using the code holiday_dousedinpink.







Watch c/o Daniel Wellington 15% off through 12/31 with code holiday_dousedinpink

Thanks for stopping by today! Wishing everyone a wonderful Thanksgiving!

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Holiday Gift Inspiration

Can you believe this week is Thanksgiving and Black Friday? This fall flew by. Most years, I have finished my holiday shopping by now. If you are like me and a bit behind this year, I've put together a few gift guides for some inspiration to get you started on your holiday shopping! I found some great hostess gifts under $25 and gifts at all price points for him, her and teens. Beware, there might be some "one for you, one for me" going on here! Happy Shopping!

Hostess Gifts Under $25

November Ipsy Glam Bag Review


Happy Friday!  It's time for my monthly review of the Ipsy Glam Bag. If you aren't familiar with Ipsy, it's is a monthly beauty and makeup subscription where you get five full or deluxe size samples of a variety of products and a cute makeup bag all for $10! You never know what you’ll get and I’ve been lucky to receive a great selection of products almost every month so far. Here's what I got in mine this month:

Plaid Shirt-Dress 3 Ways


Plaid is everywhere right now and when I saw this plaid dress, I knew I had to have it. There is nothing better than a shirt dress to make your morning routine effortless and this plaid number fits the bill. I have been traveling for work every month and needed something that was timeless and that I could style easily several ways. 

Fall Floral


The floral trend continues to flourish but instead of summers soft, airy colors, fall's are rich and vibrant. My friend Susan, from Charming Lucy noticed that we had bought similar floral sweaters, so today we are teaming up to show you how we each styled our floral for fall. When Susan sent me her photo, I had to smile - we both picked gingham as a layering piece - great minds think alike! 






How are you styling your fall floral? Thanks for stopping by and reading today! Now head on over to Charming Lucy to visit Susan and see how she styled her floral for fall!

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Reading Roundup

Keeping up with my fall goal to read at least one book a month, I read four books in September and October. Here's how I reviewed them on Goodreads.



The Perfume Collector takes you back in time, set post WWII, and is about two women whose lives are intertwined. One's journey to make amends with her past and the other's journey to discover her future. The story begins in London in 1955 where Grace Monroe, recently married and thrown into the London elite social scene, receives a letter informing her she has received an inheritance. Thinking it is a mistake, but wanting to get away from the life she has not come accustomed to, Grace goes on a journey to Paris to learn about her benefactor, Eva d’Orsey.  With the help of her attorney, Edward Thissot, she discovers a long abandoned perfume shop, learns about the complex world of concocting perfumes, and a love story that explains her ties with Eva.

The story flashbacks to the 1920’s where you meet Eva who is working as a chambermaid in an upscale hotel catering to the rich. Her involvement with this elite group of people allows her to overcome her poor upbringing and later becomes a legend in the perfume industry.  You are taken back to that time and the scents of the perfumes are described so well you can almost smell them.  You learn about the fascinating world of fragrances and the unusual ways scents are inspired. While the story is a bit predictable, it draws you in as you see both characters coming into their own. This book was a page turner and one of the best that I’ve read this year.

Nordstrom Fav's Under Fifty and a $260 Nordstrom Giveaway!

Happy Friday Everyone! Today I'm collaborating with some of my favorite bloggers to give away a $260 Nordstrom gift card! With the holidays right around the corner and the Nordstrom half yearly sale coming up too, it's the perfect time to shop for gifts, fun accessories and stock on your wardrobe basics. In honor of the giveaway, I've put together some of my favorite Nordstrom finds, all under $50! 

To enter to win the $260 Nordstrom gift card, use the Rafflecopter widget below and while you're at it, be sure to check out these fabulous bloggers! The giveaway is open internationally and the gift card will be in US dollars. It will end one week from today so be sure to get your entries in now! Good Luck!



Nordstrom giveaway

Organized by: TheBoxQueen

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Thanks for stopping by and reading today!  What would you get if you won the gift card?

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Fall Style Challenge: Week 3 Outfit Recap

The Fall Style Challenge has come to an end and I have to say, I'm so happy I joined! October was a hectic month and outfit planning would have taken a backseat to everything else that was a priority. Alison, from Get Your Pretty On, has a new challenge starting soon that I'm excited to tell you about! You can read about the details at the bottom of this post. 

One of the things I liked most about the Fall Style Challenge was that it revolved around a capsule wardrobe. The concept of capsule wardrobes is less is more. They focus on neutral basics and timeless pieces that can be dressed up or down. They give you confidence in how you dress and look by remixing and creating looks for any occasion. I've read many blogger posts on capsule wardrobes and 30x30 challenges and I never thought that I would be able to make it work for me. Well, I was wrong! Here's a recap of the last week of outfits. 

Day 16




Day 17




Day 18


Sweater / Vest (similar) / Scarf (similar) / Boyfriend Jeans / Booties / Bracelet / Sunnies (similar)


Day 19





Day 20


Sweatshirt / Plaid Top (option) / Jeans / Riding Boots


Day 21



Cardigan (option) / Tee / Scarf / Jeans / Booties


Build Your Wardrobe Basics Banner


Do you need to update or rebuild your wardrobe basics? Head over to Get Your Pretty On to join the Wardrobe Basics for Women Over 40. You don't have to be over 40 to join. It's for anyone that needs to build a basic wardrobe that will allow you to mix and match classic pieces. Just like the Fall Style Challenge, the cost is $24.99 and you will get a shopping list of wardrobe basics to buy new or that you may already have in your closet. You will get 21 days of outfits. Every evening you will receive an email with an outfit styled for you to wear the next day! Getting dressed has never been easier and it's a great way to remix your closet! Click here to register.

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November Pin-Spired

Did everyone have a fun Halloween weekend? Despite the 35 degree weather and 40 mile winds, we still had a ton of trick or treaters. Our daughter goes trick or treating with her friends so the last few years the Hubs and I have been home handing out candy. Normally I don't think this is much fun but this year we had a blast. We finished off the night at a neighbor's party and I actually was able to sleep in until 10:30 on Saturday morning! That does not happen often. 

Since November has arrived, it's time for another round of Pin-Spired outfits. Linking up with Pinterest Told Me ToMix and Match Family & The Larson LingoAll of my recreations are from pieces I already have in my closet.


Pin-Spiration #1
Gray tee, beige sweater, leather leggings, neutral booties



My Recreation



Pin-Spiration #2
Moto jacket, polka dot scarf, striped tee, burgundy corduroy's, black riding boots



My Recreation




Pinspiration #3
Gingham shirt, distressed jeans, black heels



My Recreation


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