Monday, February 19, 2018

Facebook Lately

Here are this week's hottest posts from the Nineteen Windsor Facebook page!  You've probably heard that Facebook has made some changes to its algorithm so that readers see more posts from family and friends and less from businesses and blogs.  A lot of bloggers have been having a hard time connecting with their readers on Facebook for the past week or so.  If you aren't seeing posts from your favorite blogs or businesses, you can go into your settings on Facebook and change your notifications so that you'll be notified when they post new items.  Or just keep liking and commenting on your favorite pages - this way Facebook knows that you like it and want to see more!  Long story short, since Facebook has been a bit unreliable in getting my content to my readers (because Facebook is my number one platform!) I wanted to make sure you guys had a surefire way to see the best posts each week.

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 Did your favorite look this week make the list?  Do you own any of these items, and if so, how do you like them?  Leave your answers in the comments!

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Under $50 Spring Shoe Edit

Brands have stepped up their shoe game for spring 2018!  Whether it be espadrilles, wedges, booties, or mules, there are TONS of cute options.  Shoes are one of my favorite things to buy, and I honestly want EVERY SINGLE PAIR in this roundup.  The good news is, they're ALL UNDER $50, so I just might get my way.

2.   Espadrille Wedges ($32.99)  
3.   Wenda Cut Out Bootie ($32.99)
4.   Studded Moccasins ($50)
5.   Leopard Velvet Mules ($24.98)
7.   Block Heel Sandal ($29.99) 
8.   Ankle Strap Wedges ($49.97)
9.   Strappy Nude Heel ($39.99)
10.   Leopard Espadrilles Mules ($24.99)
11.   Lace Up Jogger Sneakers ($32.99)
12.   Whisper Woven Mules ($24.99)
13.   Lace Up Jogger Sneakers ($32.99)
14.   Micah Pointy Toe Loafers ($22.99)
15.   Autumn Braided Bootie ($34.99)
Animal prints like leopard and cheetah will continue to be popular this spring, along with tan, nudes, and blush pink.  If you're a fan of the color pink - this is your year!  It seems like EVERYTHING is pink.  You're also in luck if you don't like high heels because flats will be extremely popular this season (my feet thank the fashion gods).  

I hope you've enjoyed this roundup, and let me know in the comments if you'd like to see more "Under $50" roundups.  Or if you'd prefer another shoe roundup that hits more price points and higher end designers.


Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Facebook Lately - 1st week of February

In case you haven't made it over to the Nineteen Windsor Facebook page lately, here's a recap of some of my favorites posts from the past week.  I made a huge Target run and picked up a ton of cute and affordable items!  And don't forget to like and follow Nineteen Windsor on Facebook to see these looks as soon as they're posted.  Unfortunately, sometimes the items sell out quickly and may already be gone by the time they finally make it over to the blog.  Every single one of these posts features my new favorite jeans - which are only $28 and have been the most purchased item of the week by Nineteen Windsor readers! 


For even more outfit inspiration, you can follow along over on Instagram and Pinterest.  I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!  We are in the midst of a snowstorm here, so I'll be snuggling by the fire with a good book all weekend.  Just kidding - I'll actually be cleaning my house and caring for my sick toddler!  But one can dream...

Saturday, February 3, 2018

A Fashion Blogger's Look for Less

Sometimes you just have to fake it 'til you make it.

I can't get enough of Carrie Bradshaw Lied.  I can sit and drool over her outfits for hours on end.  But unfortunately (for her AND for me), a $550 Gucci belt and a $130 furry mink handbag strap are not in the cards.  But you'd better believe I'll gladly search out cheaper items to achieve the same look!  I really love this simple look she created, especially since it can transition seamlessly from the office to date night.  I've rounded up this entire look for hundreds less below.


Cardigan here $34.99 or here $39.50  //  Belt (dupe) $17.99  //   Faux Leather Leggings $35
Turtleneck here $29.99 or here $25.00  //  Booties $69.99  //   Bag here $69.90 or here $37.97    

To see the complete details of her outfit, hop over to Carrie Bradshaw Lied.

Did you enjoy this post?  If so, let me know in the comments!

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Your January Top 5 Best Loved Items

Another month has come and gone - can you believe it?!  At least for me, time feels like it's flying by.  At the end of each month, I love seeing what my readers' most purchased items were.  You've made me proud this month!  The items you all loved are also the ones I cannot stop wearing (or in one instance, stop snuggling with).  Without further ado ... here are your January top 5: 
#1  LOFT Cable Knit Cold Shoulder Sweater (On Major Sale)

#2  Target Faux Fur Throw (Currently on sale for $14)
#3  BP. Stone Fringe Pendant Necklace (Currently on sale for $12)

#4  Free People Sand Dune Sweater, also here (shoes here , denim here)
  #5  BP. Plaid Cotton Blend Shirt (on sale for under $30)
Don't forget to follow along on Facebook, where I originally shared these items (which ALL happen to be on sale)!  I'm keeping an eye out for all the best sales and posting them on Facebook daily.  Sale items sell out fast, so a lot of the time by the time I get them up on the blog, they've already sold out.   
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Tuesday, January 30, 2018

DIY Makeup Setting Spray

Makeup setting spray is a must in my beauty routine.  I've used it as long as I can remember, and it can certainly get pricey - like this popular version.  Which is why I was so excited to find out how easy (and cheap) it is to make your own at home!  I'm definitely a fan of saving money, and also of not using any extra chemicals on my body, so this recipe really is a win-win.  The best part is, you only need 3 ingredients and about 2 minutes to make this DIY makeup setting spray! 
4 oz. glass spray bottle (I use these)
1 part glycerin (I use this and this)
3 parts distilled water
~10 drops of essential oil (I use this brand)
*I used Frankincense oil, but Lavender, Tea Tree, or Cedarwood would all be great in this makeup setting spray.  You can also leave the essential oils out altogether if you prefer.
Add the glycerin and essential oils (if using) to the glass bottle first.  Then add distilled water.  Cap and gently shake to mix.
TO USE:  Shake before using.  Spritz onto your face after makeup application to set your makeup in place for the entire day!
Glycerin is necessary in this recipe because it's the "glue" that seals your makeup in place.  The water adds moisture and helps dilute the glycerin.  The essential oils add natural, plant-based fragrance, as well as skin calming properties (exactly which properties depend on the oils you use).  I will NEVER go back to buying my makeup setting spray.  This one works SO GOOD and costs a mere fraction of the price of store bought versions! 

Have you tried making this DIY makeup setting spray?  If so, I'd love to hear what you thought of it!  Just let me and the other Nineteen Windsor readers know in the comments!
If you're interested in learning more about essential oils, you might want to follow my Essential Oils board and DIY Beauty Board on Pinterest.
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Thursday, January 25, 2018

Valentine's Day Gift Guide for Her

Valentine’s Day is quickly approaching, and it’s time to start making dinner reservations, buying cards and gifts, and preparing school valentines for the kiddos.  Valentine’s Day has always been one of my favorite holidays.  When I was little, my mom would always surprise me with a little gift on Valentine’s Day, and I love carrying on that tradition with my kids.  There’s something so gratifying about giving someone a gift that they aren’t expecting and watching their face light up.

I also have a slight obsession with the color pink, so I can’t resist the cute stuff that comes out this time of year!  I’ve rounded up some of my favorite Valentine’s Day inspired items below. 

1. Gibson Twist Front Sweater $49     2. Love Necklace $20.97     3. Cape Robbin Satin Mules $23-29
4. Chelsea28 Tote $89     5. Chocolate Truffles $39.99     6. 10 Pc Heart Bakeware Set $39.99                7. Fluffy Pullover $78      8. XOXO Coffee Mug $9.99     9. Kate Spade Demi Heart Ring $118                 10. Kate Spade Earrings $48     11.Hearts Head Wrap $25       12. Kate Spade Coin Purse $88
13. Monogram Jewelry Box $19     14. Caslon Modal Scarf $35