Friday Favorite: What Alice Forgot

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I am going to start highlighting my recent favorites on Fridays, so I will kick this series off with a review of What Alice Forgot. I picked up this book expecting it to be light and humorous. While it had those qualities, it had much more depth than I was expecting. If you love a good drama and character development, check out the synopsis and full review below.

Synopsis of What Alice Forgot

Alice Love is 29, crazy about her husband, and pregnant with her first child. Then, all of a sudden, Alice comes to on the floor of a gym and is whisked off to the hospital where she discovers the honeymoon is truly over. She is getting divorced, has three kids and is actually 39. Alice has to reconfigure the events of a lost decade and figure out whether it is possible to reconstruct her life at the same time. She has to discover why her sister hardly talks to her and how is it that she’s become one of those super skinny moms with really expensive clothes. Ultimately, Alice must discover whether forgetting is a blessing or a curse, and whether it’s possible to start over.

Review of What Alice Forgot

This book was surprisingly raw at times and offered great insight on challenging life topics, like the death of a loved one, divorce, infertility and the ever-changing dynamics in sibling relationships.

When you read this book, you’re taken away on Alice’s journey of self-discovery. I loved reading how Alice gains a new perspective on herself and who she truly is. This book makes you think about how we all change overtime and asks the questions, “What life changes are inevitable? Which changes are for the good? And is it possible to change and remain authentically you?”

As someone who’s talked about the value of authenticity, it is probably not a surprise that this book appeals to me. However, that’s not the only thing I enjoyed about this book. What Alice Forgot dives deep into the common complications that comprise our closest relationships – those with our parents, our spouse and siblings. You see Alice grapple with how her relationships have changed, and there were so many parts of Alice’s struggle that translated to things in my life that I have seen come into play or have worried about.

What Alice Forgot is a book for any age, but it is an especially valuable book for women. It highlights the complexities in female relationships in a way that any woman reading this book will be able to relate. While this book handles difficult topics, they are balanced with funny and light moments. I never felt like the book became too much to handle. It was a wholesome book and an easy read overall. It will be hard to put down, once you are a few chapters in!

Fun Fact

This book is also set to be made into a movie! According to IMDB, Jennifer Aniston has been casted for the movie (hopefully she’ll play Alice!). The screenplay is written by Shauna Cross, who wrote Whip It!, What to Expect When You’re Expecting and If I Stay.  I will share any updates with you all if I hear more about the movie!

Now, I’d like to know – have you read this book? If so, how did you like it? I would love to know if you have read something similar too. I’m always looking for new books to read, so share any suggestions in the comments.

Cheers!

Sarah Camille

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Inside the FabFitFun Fall 2017 Box and $10 OFF

 

Hi friends!

I am so excited Fall is officially here and I am also pretty excited about the contents of my FabFitFun Fall box. Seriously, this subscription box is amazing.  I have talked about FabFitFun’s seasonal boxes a couple of times before, but if you haven’t heard of it you may be surprised about just how much you get for your money.  If you like the idea of getting a wide range of cool items delivered to your doorstep a few times each year for a great value, this might be your ticket. Now, before I get too excited and start babbling, take a look inside my Fall box.

Look inside the FabFitFun Fall box

FabFitFun Fall Box - trèStiQue Matte Color & Shiny Balm Lip Crayon

trèStiQue Matte Color & Shiny Balm Lip Crayon – Retail Value $28

FabFitFun Fall Box - My TagAlongs Hot & Cold Gel Pack

My TagAlongs Hot & Cold Gel Pack – Retail Value $15

Inside FabFitFun Fall Box - Private Party Gym Bag 

Private Party Gym Bag – Retail Value $59

Private Party also has a super cute tank version of this bag and a big selection of tees and sweatshirts that speak to me. Seriously, is it just me!?

Inside FabFitFun Fall Box - DECO MIAMI Lavender Cuticle Oil

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Mer Sea Cozy Wrap – Retail Value $98 (Similar at Nordstrom)

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Inside FabFitFun Fall Box - The Jet Set Diaries Cable Knit Beanie

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Whish Renewing Mud Mask

Whish Renewing Mud Mask – Retail Value $48

This Mud Mask is said to improve the texture of your skin and minimize your pores. I’m excited to see how well it works!

How FabFitFun Works

Before your box is sent to you, annual subscribers get their pick of which Fashion Boost and Beauty Boost item you want. There are different levels of subscription. If you want to just try it out and pay for one box to see how you like it, then you won’t be able to pick out the exact contents that will arrive in your box.

The total value of my box is $386.45. That is pretty amazing considering the high quality of the products included and the low cost of the subscription box. If you would like to try FabFitFun, the cost for one box is $49.99. If you buy an annual subscription, the cost per box is $45 and you get to pick which of the themed items you will receive. For example, I picked the beanie over the belt.

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Of the items, my favorite has to be the gym bag. For some reason, I have never owned one and it is so helpful! I also can’t wait for the colder weather so I can breakout my new, super soft scarf and beanie. Bring it on, Mother Nature!

Is there a product in this box that you are tempted to get or try? Are you subscribed to FabFitFun? Have you ever used any of these items in my box? I’d love to hear your thoughts on subscription boxes like this one. Are there any similar subscription box programs that worth trying out? My curious mind would love to know!

Cheers!

Sarah Camille

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How to Style White Jeans for Fall – A Summer to Fall Transition

Hello friends!  Are you asking yourself how we are halfway through September like I am?!  Well with the official start of fall is this Friday, I’d like to share with you all a summer to fall outfit and some advice on wearing white jeans for fall. Many people quickly put away their summer clothes around this time of year, but there is really no need to rush and put away all your summer clothes just yet. Allow yourself to transition your clothes slowly, following the lead of the transitioning seasons.

You can wear many summery clothes, even white jeans during the fall by adding more layers and changing your shoes. Some people are afraid to wear white after Labor Day, but white jeans in particular can be a fun way to spice up your fall outfits and look fresh. Now I will share how I styled my white jeans for summer and then how I changed up the outfit to better accommodate cooler, fall weather.

White Jeans for Summer

For me, this is a pretty common outfit to wear during the summertime. The flowy olive top is so comfortable to wear on a humid day, which we get a lot of in the D.C. area! To contrast the flowy-ness of my top, I opted for my favorite pair of white skinny jeans. In addition, these strappy sandals are a summer staple. If you tend to steer away from heels, this particular brand is super comfy!

How to Style White Jeans for Fall - A Summer to Fall Transition

White Jeans for Fall

With the same white jeans and olive top, I switched out my sandals for some warmer booties and threw on a denim jacket. Viola! I am all set for fall’s cooler weather. These booties are my all-time favorites and the taupe-y, grey color pairs nicely with the white jeans. In general, if you are wearing a dark top with white jeans, I would opt for a more neutral bootie or shoe.

Denim jackets and cardigans are also a perfect way to take a summer outfit into the fall. This denim jacket has the perfect amount of stretch and I like how it stops above my hips. It is also super affordable! I’ve also been loving this crossbody bag recently. It is just the right size for weekend activities and adventures.

How to Style White Jeans for Fall

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In addition to denim jackets and cardigans, I love adding scarves to transition my summer outfits to fall. How do you transition your outfits from summer to fall? Do you dare to wear white jeans for fall, and what about during the winter? I would love to hear more about your style and your fall staples.

Hope you are all having a great week so far.

Cheers!

Sarah Camille

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