I have a serious obsession with all things mint right now. Okay, mostly just with mint handbags. And with a price tag under $50 on all of these bags, it would be okay to buy them all, right?! While I should be in Kansas City today for Go Blog Social, there were a few flight issues. It is a long story that I am going to save for another day… can’t complain though! Have gotten a lot done at home. Anyway, hope you have a fabulous weekend!
Although tablet computers have been around since the 1990s, it was Apple’s 2010 iPad that brought them into the mainstream. Today, tablets are almost ubiquitous. Easy to carry, hold, and use, they have a wide range of applications, from checking email and playing games on the move to surfing the internet in bed.
Apple had the lion’s share of the market at the start of the tablet boom, but other manufacturers are catching up, with Android and Windows units selling fast. Apple is no longer seen as an innovator in the field, and fans of the iPad may find themselves accused of following fashion. The lack of file storage, inability to take a USB flash drive, and the association of iPads with hipster culture have all contributed to this image.
Avoid the fashion victim pitfall by doing some research into how different tablets suit your needs before you buy. If you want to use your tablet for work, you may prefer a Windows device which runs slimmed-down versions of Microsoft’s operating system and software. If you do a lot of typing, it may be worth investing in a convertible notebook with a keyboard, like the Microsoft Surface.
However, if you are already a Mac user at home, you may find that the iPad fits perfectly into your family of computers. Using iCloud, you can easily share files, emails and music between devices.
There are thousands of downloadable apps for tablets, many of them free. If you’re keen to get a tablet for one particular purpose, make sure the software you need is available for that operating system.
The new iPad’s Retina display makes it superb for viewing movies and photos, and for use as an e-reader. If reading books is a top priority, though, consider the Kindle Fire instead.
Far from being a fashion accessory, Apple’s iPad is a powerful tool for work and play. Just make sure you’re buying for the right reasons. And remember, the right reasons can include choosing the tablet that you think looks and feels nicest. After all, you’ll be carrying it around with you.
This is a guest post, all opinions are my own.
This weekend was pretty amazing… my boyfriend’s best friend got married and we were both a part of the wedding party and it was such an honor to be. It was such a beautiful wedding and a tearful event… so much love and surrounded by so many friends and family! Then that night, as we were celebrating, I got a call from my best friend telling me she just got engaged!!!!!!!!! Weddings, engagements, etc. all involve rings, the symbol of eternity and love. and well I might not be quite at that stage in my life, I have always worn a ring as an accessory.
When I visited Ireland while studying abroad, I bought a Celtic ring that has not left my right hand since I bought it. I just love it and it the perfect ring to always wear. Well, lately I have been loving seeing different ways to accessorize with rings and wanted to add another ring that I could always keep on and go with everything! I was so happy to hear from Modern Design, a custom, unique jewelry store in LA’s jewelry district. They sent me one of their tungsten rings, and I AM IN LOVE with the thin, delicate band of this style and how well it goes with EVERYTHING. I ordered a size that would fit on my thumb because I recently saw my friend Zoe wearing a thick gun metal ring on her thumb and it looked amazing.
This really is the perfect ring to add to my hand for every day wear! It has held up so well under all conditions and I keep it on to shower, etc. If you are looking for a sturdy, stylish ring, definitely check out their collection!
Blouse, Thrifted Old Navy via Savers (Similar)
Vest, Thrifted Carribbean Joe via Savers (Similar)
Jeans, Kohl’s (Similar)
Ring, c/o Modern Design (EXACT)
Sandals, Kmart (Old — Similar style here)
Other ways I’ve worn it:
Sweater, Anthropologie (Old — Similar style here)
Swimsuit Cover Up, Target (EXACT)
Necklace, Chloe & Isabel (EXACT)
Kimono, 10DollarMall.com (Similar)
Shorts, H&M (Similar)
REMINDER! There is still time to enter your thrifted outfit into the Thrift Store Runway contest! Enter here! Remember the top 5 winners will all RECEIVE at least $100! If there are more than 50 entries… each will win $500!
Today I am teaming up with oNecklace to bring you a $40 gift card to purchase one of their customized monogram, name, name plate and two circle necklaces! The $40 gift card covers a lot of the necklace options and would make a GREAT gift for someone you know, so make sure to enter, even if you already have a necklace like this!
The contest ends in a week, July 31, and I will be contacting the winner via email at the end.