My New Favorite Cardi and a Giveaway!


Cardigans are my go to layering piece to get me through the Chicago winter and I'm always looking for a unique pattern or print to give this everyday staple some interest. When The Mint Julep Boutique contacted me with an offer to pick out something from their online shop for a product review, I was thrilled! They have an impressive collection of everything from cardigans, tops, dresses, outerwear to shoes and jewelry! It was hard to narrow my wish list down but I ended up choosing this Easy Aztec Cardigan. The contrast of the tweed sleeves and the jewel tone prints drew me to this cozy number and once I saw the elbow patches I was sold! Unfortunately this was a popular item and is now sold out but they have similar styles here and here. The Mint Julep Boutique is offering Doused In Pink readers a chance to win a $25 gift card! Scroll down to enter through the Rafflecopter below!

January Budget

After receiving so many great Christmas gifts, there wasn't much I had my eye on this month. I actually thought that I would make it through the month without buying anything. Of course, that never happens. I always seem to stumble upon a deal I can't pass up! Here's where my dollars went in January.


January Budget $50/Spent $22.39

Mossimo Faux Leather Bomber Jacket $17.60
The faux leather bomber jacket is perfect as a layering piece and then can be worn later as a spring jacket. 

ON Fair Isle Funnel Scarf $4.79
Being that I have a slight obsession for scarves, I could not pass up this cute number that was under $5. 

Sole Society Rhea Vegan Messenger Bag $35.97 (store credit of $41) - total cost $0
When 101 Things I Love posted her 10 finds under $50 and included this cross body bag, I remembered I had a store credit. Even better that it was on sale!


How did your budget work out this month? Did you find some great after holiday deals?

January Ipsy Glam Bag Review

Did you enjoy your weekend? My daughter's swim team had their big hosted meet this weekend and I literally spent 8 hours both days at the pool. Now I'm on the couch with a big glass of wine, relaxing and trying to figure out what movie to watch! Have you seen any good movies lately?

On to the post! 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:



Friday Favorites

Happy Friday! I was not one of the lucky ones who had Monday off, and it's been a long week. Even though I'll be spending my weekend at a swim meet, I'm definitely ready for 5pm to chime today so I can have a few hours of fun! I have not done a Friday Favorite post in months so here are some of things I've been loving lately!

Barefoot Dreams Lounge Pants! Yes, Blardigan fans, Barefoot Dreams now gives us a lounge pant! With the sub zero temperatures we have had this winter, I have been living in my Blardigan and these would be the perfect accompaniment. Sadly for me, they were sold out when the Hubs tried to order them for me for a Christmas gift. I'm keeping my fingers crossed for an anniversary gift (who needs flowers and chocolate?)!

Nouveau Grunge


Grunge chic is back and I love the 90's vibe of this trend. The grunge look of today is not baggy or tattered, it's mix of edgy and glam. This black on black look is ideal for the winter months and you can take this right into Spring by nixing the tights and adding a pop of color with a vest, bag or statement necklace. Now I only wish that I had saved my Doc Marten's...





The winner of the $590 Nordstrom gift card is Katie H! 
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Beanie Baby & Oh, Hey Girl Linkup!


As a teenager, there was nothing worse than my Mom catching me as I headed out for school and making me wear a hat on a cold day. The price of being cold was worth it to avoid my super fine hair sticking up with static or having the dreaded hat head! Now, as an adult, I love wearing hats and one of my favorites for wintertime is the beanie. This slouchy knit number goes with virtually anything. It pulls together your cozy winter outfit and will hide a bad hair day. Even better, you can take it off and your hair will be intact. If you are warm and stylish, then you've got to be doing something right!




Today I'm super excited to be co-hosting the Oh, Hey Girl! Link-up with the fabulous Brook and Erika from Pumps and Push Ups! Please join us and link up below!


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Spring Thoughts and a Nordstrom Giveaway!

Winter has just begun, but the sub-zero temperatures over the past week have me dreaming of breezy tops, dresses and open toed shoes! Today, I'm happy to be teaming up with some of my favorite bloggers to bring you a $590 Nordstrom gift card! In honor of the giveaway, I've put together a style board of some Nordstrom finds that will brighten up your winter wardrobe and get you thinking of Spring! Don't forget to enter the giveaway using the Rafflecopter below. Good Luck!



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Giveaway Details:
1. What: Nordstrom e-gift card giveaway - the grand total is $590. 

2. Start time: January 12, 2015 (midnight EST)
3. End time: January 18, 2015 (11:59PM)
4. Winner will be announced on January 21, 2015.
5. Open to US and Canadian residents (NOTE: e-gift card will be based on USD)


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Reader Favorites '14

I've enjoyed seeing everyone's most popular posts of 2014 in blogland over the past several weeks and decided to jump on board and share my top 10 reader favorites. 2014 was an amazing year for Doused In Pink! It was scary to hit that Publish button the first time but I'm glad I did! Blogging is not easy but I love the creative outlet it gives me and I've made some great friends along the way. Thank you so much to all my readers for your continued support! Here are the top 10 viewed posts in 2014 (with links to the original post)! 






















I'm seeing a trend with the Pin-Spired posts and will make sure to continue with those every month. If there are any topics that you would like to see me do a post on, please let me know in the comments!


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