Thursday, January 31, 2013

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Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Working on my Hair

You know when you see girls and you wonder "why can't my hair look like that?!"

I've been having that feeling a lot lately.

Last week I realized just how long my hair was, it was getting out of control! I went out right away and got a trim, I feel much lighter :) But one of my goals this year was to work harder on my hair each day, actually trying to be presentable haha!

So lately I have been watching a lot of hair tutorials on youtube (addicting) and working on my daily hairstyles.

A few weeks ago Misikko contacted me and asked if I wanted to test out the Hana Pro flat iron. Ummm yes please! With my new years goal of working on my hair, and my old flat iron being from middle school, it was a must!

I got the flat iron a few weeks ago, and I was down sick the week I got it, but last week and this one I have been playing around with it and trying all different hairstyles. Now I haven't perfected them yet I wanted to let you know about how amazing this flat iron really is, it really is the Best Flat Iron!

I try to be as honest as possible in reviews, so that you guys get my true opinion and suggestions, and seriously I am amazed. I didn't realize how much a more expensive flat iron makes a difference.

I can straighten my hold head in 5 mins. It heats up mighty fast and just coasts over your hair. My old flat iron used to leave my hair static-ey so I stopped using it, but this actually makes my hair feel healthier! 

I know this post is a ton of words so to wrap it up below are the deets and some pics. If you are in the market for a new flat iron, seriously consider this one. I can't believe how much I am in love with it!

Price: $204.99 $129.98 through Misikko
Plates: Ceramic + Tourmaline (no coated plates!!)
Temperature: Up to 450 adjustable!
Size: 1"

Package comes with a bunch of fun goodies, a traveling case, and a flat iron mat.



If you have any questions about the flat iron let me know i'd be happy to answer them!

Thanks Misikko for the best flat iron ever!

Tuesday, January 29, 2013



When your on Vacation you miss so much. My bloglovin feed tonight was at 1010 unread posts, what?

But I enjoy it. Sometimes you just need to be away from the emails and blogs and social media.

A chance to hang out and catch up with friends for the weekend was amazing.

Thanks for letting me go post-less for awhile.

For today I just have a few photos from an outfit shoot with my sister last week.

Welcome to all my new followers, I am so glad you are here!

Today me and the hubs are driving home from Connecticut, please pray for safe travels and a quick trip, I had such a great vacay but Im excited to see my baby cotton ;)

Jacket: From my mom
Pants: The Limited
Shirt: F21

Friday, January 25, 2013

Shabby Apple Giveaway!

*This Giveaway is now Closed*

I'm off on a mini weekend vacation so I thought while I'm gone I'd host a giveaway :)

Ps. Want to keep up with my vacation adventure? Follow me on Instagram i'm sure there will be no shortage of pictures! Isacar5

This weeks giveaway is a $50.00 giftcard to Shabby Apple!
*This giveaway is open to US Residents only, sorry

Dresses from Shabby Apple
Shabby Apple is an online clothing store that offers an awesome selection of clothes and accessories. (see my blog post with my shabby apple shirt)

I'm currently loving this polkadot dress

this polkdot peplum top

and this amazing lace skirt!

Want to enter?? Just follow the steps below. Please Please leave a separate comment for each entry!

           Mandatory (one blog comment):
                   Follow Shabby Apple on Facebook
                   Leave a comment on this post with what you would spend your $50.00 on!
          Optional Entries to Increase your Chances (leave a new comment for each)!
                  Follow my blog via GFC, or Bloglovin!
                  Like Bunnies and Pearls on Facebook
                  Tweet about the giveaway {tag me @isacar5 and leave a link to your tweet}
                  Follow me on Istagram {isacar5}

Good luck ladies and have a fabulous weekend!!

Ps. Want to buy your favorite item now?! Use code bunniesandpearls10off for 10% off your purchase!

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Mixed Up

Working on my pattern mixing as of late. Seriously do polka dots go with everything?

At first when I paired this crazy DIY skirt with this top I was not a fan, but it has totally grown on me!

Its still cold in the Mitten. I try not to complain to much about winter though because winter in Michigan is like November through April, thats almost 6 months long! And I love my state and I love the changes in seasons...but I prefer mild winters ;)

The hubs and I are off to visit friends in Connecticut Friday, I can't wait! I love a good road trip with my hubs and I am excited for a mini vacay! Stay touch via istagram (isacar5) I am sure there will be no shortage of pictures!

Skirt: DIY
Shirt: Thrifted
Sweater: Thrifted
Lips: NARS Carthage

Ps. Head over to Sarah's blog if you want to enter to win an ASOS giftcard from me :)

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Tuesday, January 22, 2013

I Just Might Like Stripes

Worst part about being a Michigan blogger is weeks like this.

If you follow me on instagram (isacar5) you may have seen that yesterday it was 7 degrees, today its 0!!

I love taking pictures outside because the quality is ten fold better but I did have a comment last week about standing outside without a coat and being freezing....and they are right when its 0 degrees I am not standing outside without a coat lol.

Afterwork tonight I am soooo curling up in a huge blanket and not moving a muscle!! with wine ;)

The rope bracelete is from Very Jane, I love love love it! so fun :)

Shirt: Jcrew
Skirt:Old Navy
Belt: Express
Boots: Express
Watch: Fossil
Bracelets: Romwe and c/o Very Jane
Lipstick: NARS Carthage

Sunday, January 20, 2013

The GFC Collective: Blog Hop

Welcome to the weekly "GFC Collective" party :) This is a link up for bloggers who want to gain followers and meet some awesome new bloggy buddies. I have met some pretty neat people by following them with GFC. It's so easy to keep up to date with all of my fav blogs :)

Not sure if this is the blog hop for you? Listen to what other bloggers have to say...

"Just to let you know, your blog hop is the best I've participated in for gaining new friends!!! I couldn't believe the results!! Thank you!"
- Danavee, This Vintage Grove

Has the GFC Collective done wonders for your following? Let me know, shoot me an email at peacoatsandplaid(at)gmail(dot)com
Autumn @ The Busy Bee

and our lovely co-hosts for the week

...want to co-host? Email Bre at peacoatsnplaid(at)gmail(dot)com

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Squirely Days

This shirt is going to be the death of me I swear. Everytime I take it out of my closet it is super wrinkled!

I feel like thats the style...but Im not sure it looks so good lol

I'm loving wearing this as more of a blouse then a top, it makes it more work-apropriate. And still super fun, I mean squirells? awesome!

Shirt: Asos also worn in THIS post
Skirt: Thrifted

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Blue and Black

Happy Wednesday!

Nothing new on the home front these days, just making it through the work week and relaxing at night!

Hows your week Going? Have you entered {here} to win $100.00 yet??

Details: Shirt: F21 Pants: Joes Jeans Necklace: F21

Linking Up: Your Whims Wednesday, Weekly Wednesday Blog Hop, Whatever Wednesday, WIWW, Rae Gun Rambling

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Blood Orange

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So after much convincing I've decided to keep this dress, What do you think?

I bought it at the gap a few weeks ago and still hadn't taken the tags off because I couldn't decided what to wear with it. But my sister convinced me it was worth keeping, it's growing on me.

On another note have you seen The Fantastic Mr. Fox? I'm obsessed, just watched it, the funniest movie ever and amazing...all stop motion! That's crazy!

Dress: Gap
Shoes: Khols
Scarf: Jcrew

Monday, January 14, 2013

Monday Work Wear

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Great weekend! I got so much done this weekend :)

The breezeway in our house is cleaned and I set up my craft room *excitement*

Then Sunday I made 2 skirts in my craft room woot woot I was so thrilled!

This outfit is my classic work wear, work trousers and a blouse. I love the color of these trousers and I scored them from the Banana Republic for $7.00!

How was your weekend?

Pants:Banana Republic
Shirt: Jcrew
Shoes: Dolce Vita Linking Up

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