Murray Hill Graffiti and Giveaway Winners!

Hi Dolls,

Last weekend I attended an event and absolutely HAD to have an impromptu photo session when I saw this graffiti wall!  Isn't it fab?!?!  I remember drawing graffiti-like pictures in my sketch book when I was in high school.  Its always intrigued me so what better back drop to have for pictures!
The weather was chilly but not cold enough for a coat so I kept my outfit pretty simple with a few layers and cute boots.  
 Gingham Shirt: Ross (similar
Vest:  Banana Republic (similar)
Chambray Pants:  Banana Republic (here
Boots:  ShoeDazzle (here)
  The event was at Vagabond Coffee in Murray Hill (event pics coming soon) and on our way to the theater next to Vagabond, I almost tripped and fell when I saw this gorgeous alley with random cool stuff laying around like old school desks and chairs!  I was like "SOMEBODY take my pictures!!!"  I think I may have to wear something cute for pics every time I go to Vagabond from now on.
  Before I go, a I want to give a huge congrats to the 3 winners of my Boulder Organic Soup Giveaway (here)!  I will be emailing you sometime today for your addresses so I can have the coupons sent your way to try some of their soup for free!  Winners were chosen through a randomizer on Random.org.
Giveaway Winners:
chickie717
Ashley Iselborn
Jennifer Gleason
Congrats ladies and thanks you all for participating!
Here is one last look at the cool wall!  Happy hump-day!  Hang in there the weekend is almost here!  Thanks so much for stopping by!
XOXO




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Marc Jacobs Velvet Noir Major Volume Mascara

Hi Dolls,


If you're not on Influenster, you are seriously missing out on some really awesome goodies!  I was stoked when I found out that I was selected to receive the Marc Jacobs voxbox!  I received a fabulous volumizing mascara for review!
To my surprise, the tube was pretty heavy for its size.  The brush is shaped so that all lashes can be reached with each stroke providing the maximum coverage. 
 The formula itself is extra dark, super moist, and doesn't flake or smudge much.  After wearing it all day, my eyes were still popping as you can see in the picture below!

 I have pretty long lashes so I never really wear falsies but I always try to fluff them up with mascara.   I am an instant fan of Marc Jacobs Velvet Noir because it really does add that extra volume with minimal applications.  It has long wear and it truly makes your eyes POP!  You can find this fabulous mascara in Sephora for only $26 bucks!  For a designer mascara, I think you can't beat that price.
So what do you guys think?  What are your favorite mascaras?  

As always, thanks so much for stopping by!




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Boulder Organic Soups Giveaway!!! (closed)

Congrats to the winners:  chickie717, Ashley Iselborn, and Jennifer Gleason
Hi Dolls,


There is no better time for soup than the winter and when the weather is chilly and you've been working hard all day, coming home to an quick and easy dinner that's packed with nutrients is high up on my list!!! That's where Boulder Organic soups come in for the win!  These soups are loaded with healthy ingredients and are ready to eat with in minutes!  It's the perfect choice for anyone trying to stick to those "New Year, New You" health resolutions!
One of the things I love most about Boulder Organic soups is that they are all non-GMO, certified organic, gluten-free, and just all around good for you!  There are over 10 unique flavors and they are all made in small batches using garden fresh ingredients!
 These soups can be found in the refrigerated deli sections at many locations across the country.  I came across the Garden Minestrone and Tuscan White Bean soup in our local Fresh Market. 
  I decided to try the Garden Minestrone first and with the hectic work week I've been having, it was a great dinner choice!  I added a few bread sticks and it was a great combination!
I've been incorporating more fruit and vegetables into my diet and this soup is packed with fresh veggies including zucchini, potatoes, peas, tomatoes, and beans.  It tasted as though I made it myself.  Very flavorful!  

There have so many different flavors I'd love to try like the Chicken Quinoa and Kale, Carrot Ginger soup with Coconut, and Potato Leek!  They were out of all of these last week so I'll have to make a trip back to Fresh Market soon! In the meantime, I would love for you all to try them and tell me what you think!  
I'm  hosting a giveaway for 3 coupon packs with 3 coupons each, to try some Boulder Organic Soups for free!  I will randomly choose 3 of you dolls next Wednesday, February 10, 2016.  Entering the giveaway is pretty easy!  All you have to do is leave a comment here or on any of my social media telling me which soup you'd like to try as well as your email address so I can contact you if you win!  That's it! Winners will be posted here on my blog next Wednesday.

As always, thanks so much for stopping by!  Good luck and thanks in advance for participating!!!

Disclaimer:  I received these products courtesy of Boulder Organic for review.  However, my opinions were my own and 100% honest and unbiased.




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White Leather, Black Leather, and Graffiti Oh My!

Hi Dolls, 

How was everyone's weekend?  My weekend was pretty good and pretty chilly as I'm sure it was in your neck of the woods.  When cold weather calls, leather comes a running!  My friend found the most awesome place downtown for me to take my outfit pics and I'm so excited to share them with you!  I think the background definitely makes a difference!  I've always thought graffiti was so cool!  It adds pizzazz to trains and downtown walls and it certainly makes your outfit pop!
I always look forward to wearing my winter clothes.  I usually try to cram all of the looks into a few weeks because winter in Florida is so unpredictable.  I'm surprised it's still cold.  We're in, two weeks strong!  
Now on to the look!  This is the perfect outfit for date night or a night out with the ladies.  
 These pants were super comfy and super sexy!  While we were taking pictures, an elderly man circled back around four times to get a better look, hence the laughing!  
 We kept betting he was coming back around and sure enough there he was! LOL!
 Can we take a moment for these white leather booties?!?!  I've had them for a couple of years now and this was the first time I wore them.  I'm mad at myself for not giving them more play!
They are so fabulous and I love the gold studs!  The booties matched the black clutch with the gold studs perfectly!
 
 Besides the beautiful graffiti wall, there were so many other gems downtown.  We were like two school girls, trying to find a secret hideaway!  
 We came up on what appeared to be an abandoned warehouse.  It was another awesome back drop!  Needless to say, we had lots of fun!  
Jacket:  Wilson's Leather (similar)
Shirt and Pants:  H&M (here)
Booties: London Trash (here)
Clutch:  BCBG (similar)
Gold Belt:  Marshall's (similar)
 As the day went on, it got a little warm so I had to come out of the jacket!  I've been working on my "Smize".  What do you guys think?  I'm more of a smile with all 32 kind of girl!  LOL!
As always, thanks so much for stopping by!  Have a fabulous week and stay warm out there!
XOXO




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Geometric Print Maxi (in the winter!)

Hi Dolls,


Who says you can't wear a maxi in the winter!?!?  Well you've got to love Florida weather!  One day it's freezing and the next day you can get away with flip flops.  This particular day was so warm, I was able to comfortably wear this beautiful maxi dress with the high slit to show a little leg!  Ofcourse, the next day was freezing...AGAIN!  
Although I've just started wearing this dress, I can see it becoming a favorite!  The geometric print and bold colors caught my eye at first glance!  My only complaint is how baggy the top of the dress is but that can always be altered.
It's so also very flowy and I love the high slits.  I can hardly wait for the summer months to rock it with some sandals!
I wore this dress to a bridal show and it was a hit!  I received so many compliments!  
This is another beautiful piece from Shein!  I can't even explain how in love I am with this site!  
Dress:  Shein (here)
Heels:  Boutique 9
Bracelet:  It's Fashion Metro
Earrings:  Market in Puerto Rico
Look at all that leg lol!  I'm loving it!
As always, thanks so much for stopping by!  Have a fabulous weekend!
XOXO





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What's Cooking With Trice: Zuppa Toscana Soup

Hi Lovelies,


At long last, the weather has cooled down...emphasis on "cool".  Living in Florida, I'm not expecting the weather to stay cool for long but while it is, I'm definitely going to take advantage of cooking food that will warm up the soul!  Like this homemade "Zuppa Toscana" soup!  This soup is definitely one of my favorite soups at Olive Garden so I'm am super stoked that I now know how to make a copycat at home.  Besides, homemade is always better!
One of my besties, told me about the recipe she found on Pinterest and when I found out how easy it was and how few ingredients you needed, I was sold!

You only need 7 ingredients and a slow cooker!

Ingredients:
1 lb. Hot Italian Sausage
Simply Potatoes 
2 cloves garlic (minced)
32 oz. chicken broth
2 TBS flour
1 cup heavy cream
1/2 bunch Kale

1.) Brown the hot Italian sausage, add garlic, drain of fat, and add to the bottom of the slow cooker.
  ( Sidenote:  This sausage gave my soup a nice little kick!  If you're not into spicy, you could always go with the mild sausage.)
2.) Add the bag of Simply Potatoes to the bottom of the slow cooker. I sprinkled on a little seasoning at this point but that is totally optional.
3.) Add the chicken stock, cover your slow cooker, and let it simmer away on high for 4 hours.
4.) Around 20-30 minutes before your soup is done, mix the flour and heavy cream together until all of the lumps are gone.  Add this to the slow cooker and mix well.  
5.) Mix in the kale and cover the slow cooker for 20-30 more minutes so the soup can thicken some.  
6.) After 20-30 minutes, stir your soup and serve it up with a piece of crusty bread!  You can also add a bit of chopped bacon at the end for an extra pop of flavor!
You've got to have the bread!  It makes this soup that much better! 
This soup was so hearty and a lot more flavorful than the one from Olive Garden!  On top of that it was so easy to make.  I love a "throw it all in the pot" kind of meal!  It is definitely a must-try, especially during the winter months!  If you try it let me know!
As always, thanks so much for stopping by!
XOXO




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A New "LOVE" 2

Happy New Year Dolls!


I have to admit that I am not known for keeping up with resolutions.  However, I will say that every year, I strive to be a better me than I was the year before.  I am definitely looking forward to all of the great things 2016 has in store for me!  I foresee it being a fabulous year! 
Last month I went to San Antonio to spend time with my family for the holidays and while there I made a stop at the beautiful McNay Art Museum.  Besides it having an array of stunning works of art and landscaping to admire, I wanted to see Robert Indiana's Signature "LOVE" sculpture up close and personal!
The LOVE sculpture was originally created in 1970 for the Indianapolis Museum of Art and versions of his LOVE sculpture can now be found all of the world from Tokyo to Jerusalem, and San Antonio!  Love is definitely something the world can use a little more of!  

Upgrading my wardrobe and finding new places to shop is on my "to-do" list for the new year.  As a matter of fact, I think I have found a new favorite, SheInside.com!  
I have heard several of my blogger friends rave about this site but I've always been hesitant to order clothes from overseas with the fear of the clothes not fitting.  Well, my first order didn't disappoint and I scored this beautiful camel colored lapel vest for under $25! I am planning on styling this vest in a few different ways.  This particular day I kept it pretty simple with a pair of jeans and a white blouse.  
Vest:  SheInside
Blouse:  H&M
Jeans:  Liz Claiborne
Heels:  Boutique 9
It's funny how your taste in certain things change as you mature in age.  I am switching up some items in my wardrobe so stay tuned.  Do you all have any style resolutions?
As always thank you so much for stopping by!  Have a fabulous day!
XOXO




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Hi! I'm Trice, a Jacksonville, FL based blogger. I LOVE shopping and all things fashionable and want to show everyone that "Teachers Have Style Too!"! I also LOVE to cook and enjoy dining out. Please enjoy my fashion and food experiences and leave a comment if you'd like.
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