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Fall Giveaway: Frenchrum Emporium Infinity Scarf

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

I don't know about where you live but we are thrilled here in Texas that Fall has finallly arrived.  To celebrate, I am hosting a great Giveaway where one lucky Cocooner reader will take home this cozy chunky knit infinity scarf from Frenchrum Emporium (my store!).  To enter to win please leave a comment below (make sure to use your email).  To get an extra entry, “like” us on our Facebook page, follow us on Twitter - @frenchrum, or Instagram - @thecocooners (let us know you did in the comments below).

One winner will be chosen at random and announced on October 30th. Good luck!

**No purchase necessary to enter.  Please leave your email in the allotted comment boxes only.  Winner of the giveaway will be contacted via email once comments close and announced on this post soon after.**

Throwback Thursday

Thursday, October 15, 2015
Some old skool pics you may not have seen before or remember.  #TBT

Back in Feb 2012 - pregnant with Dax.

BCBG Dress - similar here (under $20) and here - Feb. 2010

Oct. 2008

Onitsuka Tigers #Kicks

Halloween 2006

Golden.  July 2006

Red lips - Nars Red Lizard circa 2005

Watch What Happens

Wednesday, October 14, 2015
I like watches.  They just look good on my wrist.  I know - #Shallow.  However, as much as I like watches, you can only go so far with the mid-range brands of Michael Kors, Kate Spade and Citizen.  There is something about a fancy watch, as I like to call it, which just lets you know you are in the presence of luxury.  You know what brands I’m talking about.  Most have a very long legacy.  But there is one watch maker in particular that I have grown intrigued by, the Swiss watch brand Louis Moinet.  The brand was named after the inventor of the chronograph.  Now that is a great legacy.  

Louis Moinet is celebrating the bicentennial of the chronograph with the release of a magnificent timepiece, the Memoris.  
This exquisite wrist machine was Nominated for the Grand Prix d'Horlogerie of Geneva.  There are a limited number of these beauties being produced.  They have taken an entirely new approach to the function and design of the Chronograph and the details on the casing are really unique.  It is breathtaking and truly rare and special.  See, I told you I like watches.

Please visit the website of Louis Moinet and read more about this luxury brand and the unique features of the Memoris.

**I was not compensated in any way for this post.  All opinions are my own.**

Beauty Reviews and Randoms

Friday, October 2, 2015
Happy October!

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This is my favorite month of the year and it certainly starts off my favorite time of the year.  I love when Daylight Savings ends and I get my hour back.  I love the cool crisp air (which finally arrived here in Dallas yesterday morning, sort of).  And I most certainly love all the Holidays that are coming up.  

My son, not so much.  This morning, he wore pants for the first time in several months and literally had a conniption.  Literally - here's the definition of conniption and that is what he had.  He wanted to wear shorts.  I tried to reason with him, letting him know it was cooler outside and he was going to have to start wearing pants and jackets.  Mentioning jackets took him over the edge.  Why did I do that?  In the end, he wore the pants because I'm the mom and that's how we roll at Casa de Cochran-Evans.  

So dealing with an "old toddler" as I like to call him, may not be cool but the weather is and so is my attitude.  I've been trying harder lately to put on a good face and be more into the way I look.  I need more vanity in my life, people.  I thought I would give you a peek into some products I've been using for the past month or so.
On my nails is 'Berlin There Done That' from OPI and it was a birthday gift.  Adore the beigey, purple grey and it dries in a decent amount of time.

My current moisturizer is Sulwhasoo's Timetreasure Renovating Cream.  Let me make a quick disclaimer and say that the 60ml size is ex-peh-hen-sive!  I am fortunate enough to have quite a few samples on hand and a small amount of this goes a long way.  It is very rich.  Smells like mushrooms to me so I only use it at night. 

The Prada Candy fragrance is c/o the Vogue Influencer Network.  I've been wearing it for about two weeks now.  I tend to like "darker" fragrances but this one manages to be light and airy while still invoking notes of caramel, musk and vanilla that I enjoy.

This lovely little eye palette was also a birthday gift and I love the colors. 
Yes, I have sweet friends!  It's the Profusion Runway Eyeshadow Glamour Palette in Berry Bloom.   I'm not so much into Marsala even though Pantone tells me I should be (I'm still on an oxblood kick - more on that below) but this palette works great with darker fall colors.
Speaking of Oxblood, I'm pulling out my new handbag next week.  The Coach Scout Hobo in oxblood.  It's a decent size and my alternative to black for now.  I'll do an outfit post or two with it soon.

Today's #Shoefie.  I love these old Nine West Animal print flats.  The square toe makes your feet look smaller.  Not a bad thing. - just sayin'.  Find similar styles here and here!

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