Thursday, October 30, 2014

Wild Madagascar Vanilla















To me the perfect fall ensemble includes a comfy sweater, dark wash denim and flattering boots. As always the perfect fall looks should be worn with the perfect fall scent. I don't know about you, but fall is the one season where my senses are hypersensitive. Flagrant essences like burning firewood and pumpkin spice are a part of what makes fall just so delightful.

So when Bath & Body Works came out with a new fall scent, Wild Madagascar Vanilla, and asked me to coordinate a complimentary fall ensemble, I had no trouble picking out some essential pieces. The new scent is the perfect vanilla! It's an intoxicating blend of African pear, wild jasmine, vanilla and white sandalwood. Are you swooning yet? You should be. 


The new scent comes in an assortment of products! Such as body lotion, shower gel, fragrance mist, moisturized body cream, vanilla bean body soufflé, whipped shimmer butter, body scrub, lip gloss (my personal favorite) and, of course, perfume! I am wearing the perfume as I write this post and I have received oodles of compliments on it. Follow Bath & Body Works on Facebook and Twitter to receive up-to-date product news and exclusive deals.



A huge thanks to Bath & Body Works for sponsoring this post! Opinions are my own.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

October



I'm baaack! Did you miss me? I hope so. October on Instagram was a tad slow for two reasons. 1. I became hyperaware of what I was posting. Who wants to look at grainy photos? 2. I've been kind of busy. Not that this blog isn't a priority! 

"You've got this" balloon gave me a whimsical pick-me-up on a not-so-good day I had this month. I have a handful of pretty hilarious stories that weren't so hilarious a few weeks ago. You'll hear them in time, I'm sure. | A quick pop home for a shoot with Steph & a hair tutorial| I did a little exploring two weeks ago and found a darling bagel shop - must try! | One of my favorite things about New York is brunch. Agave NYC had the most delicious southwestern eggs benedict. | I moved into my first apartment on Jane Street! Coffee breaks are a MUST. Anywhere. Always. | My friends got married at the Seaport in Boston! One for the books, I tell ya. | A behind-the-scenes shot of a special partnership with one of my favorite brands!

You've heard me say about a million times (over the past two months) that I am overwhelmed, so today I wanted to do some explaining. Like any big life change - I had a lot of adjustments and decisions to make. Blogging isn't my full time job. It's a passion. And more often than not people don't understand the time, communication and effort blogging takes. It also includes posting on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest and Instagram. No easy feat! It's basically a second job - and when I am comfortable and organized, it's easy to get creative. 

However, the past two months I've been focused on just living. You know? Move to a new city✓ Get a new job ✓ Find a new apartment ✓ Find a new gym ✓ Move into new apartment (this weekend) Get used to the hustle and bustle of a new life - not check. Those "check" marks have included a ton of hustle - and not just from me, from my loved ones and friends. It hasn't been easy, so this blog has become super quiet. 

Emily explains it perfectly - I never want this blog to become a "slog." I don't want to post content just for the sake of posting content! I want my content to have meaning. And I apologize - I didn't mean to leave you all in the dark! So now that I am nearly settled it is time to get back into the swing of things.

And since everything else is shiny and brand spanking new - Tickle Me Pink will be too! New content and a whole NEW look! Check back this week and bear with me as I work out the kinks. I really look forward to expanding Tickle Me Pink into my new world - meeting new bloggers and new brands. I am really excited to set out on this new chapter in my life - thank you for joining!

Oh - and follow Tickle Me Pink on Instagram @kelseyemurray

Friday, October 24, 2014

Link Love



Good Morning, my friends.

& Happy Friday! If you follow me on Instagram you know that I officially found my new apartment. It happens to be the perfect little place and I couldn't be more excited about it! Plus - it's in my favorite neighborhood. I am so lucky. Anyways - this weekend I will popping home to celebrate a close friends wedding! I guess it's time to put my dancing shoes on. 

Oh - and I desperately need a mani-pedi!

My favorite wedding to date!

Oh shit.

I need to try every. single. spot.


Kate is at it again!

For the Pinterest lover!



It's almost Halloween! What do you plan to be?

This is, like, really cute.

Anyone want a hug?

Sometimes life works out.


These photos are on point.

My fave is featured!

I need this for my new apartment.


A funny new Insta account to follow.


Oh hey - dream closet.

By far my favorite link this week!




Not sure how I feel about this. You?

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Insta-Obsessed





I like to share people, places and things that inspire me, with you! And right now these brands and creative ladies inspire me everyday on Instagram. I was scrolling through all the posts I recently liked and it is no surprise that these are a few of my favorite accounts at the moment! 

Monday, October 20, 2014

Working Girl | Monday Motivation



It's Monday and it's cold! Brr!

I'm not complaining though. I really don't mind the refreshing chill. Bundling up for the first time is sort of fun. Or maybe I'm just sick of sweating on the subway, only to show up at work with my make up running down my face. As you may well know I am settling into a new life - new neighborhood, new job, new routine. It hasn't been easy, but I've made sure to start and adhere to a schedule that makes the new seem well, normal. 


Our lives are in a constant rotation and typically we form a certain routine, a certain schedule to help us get from day-to-day without failing. Once you get used a routine it's easier to hit the snooze button and find yourself running to the bus (or car, or train). It's the thrill of almost not making it. Well, thats happened to me a few times already and I've started to become aware of it. It makes me feel completely unorganized. I show up to work flushed, anxious and nervous. And I don't like that. Who does? So I've started to initiate some new actions that have me easing into the week on the right foot.

take ten
We all start our mornings pretty similarly, but what if I tell you not to hit that last snooze button? What if you got up ten minutes earlier than you usually do? I sound crazy, don't I? Ten minutes you could be sleeping? Well those are an extra ten minutes you have to drink your cup of coffee, enjoy breakfast or read The Skimm (or Tickle Me Pink). It gives you the exact amount of time to get to work feeling confident and rested. Trusst.

stretch it out now
I know you reach for your phone the minute you open your eyes. I do it too. We all do. But, how about you don't? Simply turn off your alarm, climb out of bed and turn on your Keurig. Then take five minutes to stretch. It's going to be slightly awkward when you first start doing this, but it totally helps with circulation. Especially if you spend most of your day behind a desk.

healthy start, healthy day
I'm not going to lie here, I love a good bagel. And I really love a New York bagel. My god are they delicious. Healthy? No. Something I think about often? Yup. But that isn't going to be the best thing to start my day. Starting the day with a healthy breakfast helps ensure that you make healthy decisions throughout the rest of the day. Typically I grab a greek yogurt and sprinkle in some Chia seeds and flax seeds. It keeps me full until lunch!

Do you have any tried-and-true morning secrets that send you off smiling? Do share!

Friday, October 17, 2014

Link Love


I know, I'm sorry, don't hate me!

I apologize for the radio silence this week. Between a new city and new job I've been completely absorbed in my new experience. Lot's of fun and exciting things are on the horizon and I must admit that I am so happy (even if my head is spinning). This weekend the weather looks promising, so I plan to revel in the sun. 




Get me some of this.

I want to pair this with black tights and black boots asap.

DIY manicure with a twist.

Def need to try this.

Great recommendations



Yup.







Tuesday, October 14, 2014

It's Here!

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There aren't too many sales that I get this excited for, so you know it's a big deal when I dedicate a whole post to one. SHOPBOP is having it's annual friends and family sale - so don't miss out! Other than the Nordstrom Anniversary sale, this is a serious favorite. There are so many brands and colors and cuts to choose from, it just makes sense. Instead of going to one store,such as Loft or Banana, SHOPBOP has items from all the top designers and I am here to organize your shopping needs. I have split up the categories for you to peruse below. Just use the code FAMILY25 when checking out for 25% off your order. Sale ends Thursday at mdnight. This is a perfect chance to start your holiday shopping, people. C'mon, c'mon!


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