31 December 2013

What a Deal!!!

I know that this is a bit different to what I usually write about (very different actually). I know I usually write about celebrities and music and awards and XFactor and tours and all that good stuff, but I've been having a bit of a bloggers block, and there isn't much going on with the things I write about, being the holidays and all that fun stuff.

So I've decided to write about two things that I purchased that I think are FAB:)

So back in November I was looking for a parka, I had one of those with the fuzzy on the hood on my mind. Every time I went on Instagram or Polyvore I saw them and I really REALLY wanted one, so I thought I would look for one for myself. I looked on the internet, and I found a few pretty ones, but they were
$90 - $200 and haha I didn't have that kind of money, so I ended up in Forever21 and found a few, but none really caught my attention. Until my mom found one, it wasn't what I was looking for, but I tried it on and I really liked it..

It has a lot of cute little detailing, like the buttons on the shoulder section in the third picture, and the inside has that nice, soft pattern on it. Also, as you can see in the last picture, the hood is removable, and the zipper is hidden (I made it visible so you could see it). It is not heavy at all, but it keeps me sooso warm! It literally keeps my body heat within the coat, and it is just such a great purchase for the winter, especially if you live in an area where it gets cold and it snows (like me!) This is hands down one of the best purchases I have ever made, and it was only $40 say whaaaaaaat? Yup. I am so happy with this purchase, ugh I love it.

This last weekend, I went to the mall, and I could not bring myself to buy anything, I really wasn't liking anything I was seeing, and I was so frustrated. I went into Charlotte Russe, looked around and guess what I found? A dress that was on sale for $5, what even? It was originally almost $20, and I got it for $5.....I don't understand how that is even possible...

The print is a pastel floral, and it is such a good dress for the spring time, it has that pretty lacing on the back and the button up on the front, I love it.

So, if you really look, you can find some pretty awesome deals:)

I also thought I'd share a few of the items I got for Christmas, some rings (I'm a ring fanatic), earrings and the 1975 album (LOVE). Of course that's not all, but I thought these would be nice to share!

It's New Years Eve! I'll see you in 2014:) -J

21 December 2013

XFactor USA 2013 Winner!


XFactor is over until next year, I am a bit sad...wah. Love XFactor and love to see all the talented people that come out of it.

And well, guess what, this last Thursday, our winners were announced.

Remember, the top 3 were:

Carlito Olivero
Alex and Sierra
Jeff Gutt

Now, our third place spot went to Carlito.
He was definitely very lovely about it. He was smiling and he also stated that he was able to make it to third and how amazing that was, I thought he took it very well.
After a few performances from One Direction, Pitbull, Leona Lewis and so on, right at the end of the show, we had Simon with Alex and Sierra and Kelly with Jeff Gutt, standing on either side of Mario Lopez.

Mario went on with his stomach turning, nerve-wracking little mini speech, then he he said that the winners of the XFactor 2013 were........... *extremely long and terrifying pause with suspenseful music* Alex and Sierra!!

Yup, Alex and Sierra won the XFactor 2013, and I think it was very well deserved.

Let's not forget Jeff Gutt. He is amazing as well, not only is he extremely talented, but I mean, from 2012 when he was sent home at Bootcamp and didn't even make it to Judges Houses, to 2013 and winning 2nd place?!!?! That's some pretty great improvement like seriously, I know he wanted first and maybe it was upsetting not to get it, but I think he accomplished great things, and he will continue to do so.

Alex and Sierra sang "Say Something" after their victory, and Alex couldn't even begin the song because he was crying, and Sierra was there to help him get through and sing and they sang to each other and she wiped his tears and all the contestants of the season came out running from behind the big moving screen on the stage and they surrounded Alex and Sierra and people were crying and hugging and there was confetti and everyone was dressed in white except for Alex and Sierra (and Jeff) and Alex and Sierra kept singing and Simon looked so proud and I was so proud and I wanted to cry a little. (Sorry for the run on, I'm just so excited) Well, yeah, it was epic and it was wonderful and beautiful and well deserved.

I love Alex and Sierra, and I cannot wait to buy their music and see what it is they will come up with!!!!

Congratulations to the Top 3, and everyone who made it to the live shows, you were fantastic! -J

13 December 2013

XFactor USA: And Then There Were 3

Yesterday was the Semi-Finals on XFactor, and unfortunately we has to lose one act, and that act was Restless Road.

Everyone did an incredible job during their performances the night before, I think it was definitely a hard one, and I don't think anyone knew what to expect.

Mario sure did cause some sweating when he was about to announce the first act through the to the finals, he paused for what seemed like an eternity, and then said that we would find out after the break. Darn.
When they did come back from break, the first act announced through to the final round was Carlito Olivero, he then went on to sing "Suavemente" the performance is right below:

The next act through was Alex and Sierra and they sang "Let Her Go"

The suspense was  intense when the audience was left waiting in silence for the name of the third and final act through to the finals, Jeff Gutt or Restless Road? And the name called was Jeff Gutt. Who sang

Restless Road gave their exit interview and man, is it sad to see yet another group of talented ones go..

Next week we will see the Final 3, battle for first place. We will also get performances from Mary J. Blige annnnndddddd One Direction!!!! woooooo.

So next week will definately be an exciting week, I can't believe we're coming down to the finale now, seems like just yesterday I was watching day one of auditions. WOW.

So which of the top three is your favorite? -J

06 December 2013

Emblem3 Tour

The guys of Emblem3 have announced their own headlining tour!

They made the awesome announcement on XFactor USA last night after their homecoming performance of "Just For One Day".

The guys will be going to different states performing their own music, and I think it is going to be absolutely amazing!

Information for tickets can be found on the Emblem3 website or Ticketmaster.

Are you excited with this news?! Are you going to try your shot at some tickets?! -J