Life Lately & Most Popular Items

Hey there! Where to start? For one, it’s a goal of mine to post more regularly on the Blog. I go through phases where I really enjoy Blogging and times I just don’t. I find I often turn to my Blog when I’m not feeling that creative on my YouTube Channel. Which honestly has been most of this year. Or at least the last part of it. That’s a whole other topic for another day. Today I wanted to recap on what’s going on in my life, share some minimal Fall Decor and the Top 5 Most Popular Items for the week. I used to share those on my YT channel and most of you really liked it. I stopped because so many items are always sold out.

We’re going on a CRUISE! I always get asked when the next one is. Sometimes we have one planned out and sometimes we don’t. Well, we’ve had this one planned for a year. I can’t believe it’s finally here! We leave tomorrow for California. We’re staying the night in Long Beach and getting on the cruise the next day. We’ve been on one other California Cruise three years ago. We really enjoyed it. This time we’re celebrating my Parents 50th Wedding Anniversary! It was actually back in September but the itinerary we wanted wasn’t until now. This time we’re stopping in San Diego, which will be new for us. My Mom has never been to California and it’s been since my Dad was in the Navy the last time he was there. My In-Laws are also going and they’ve only been there to catch a plane to Hawaii. I haven’t decided if I’m Vlogging like usual, but I will be doing an Outfit Video. If you’d like to watch those videos, you can do so here.

cruise outfits MissCrystal

Dress | Tee | Shorts | Bag| Sandals | Top | Jeans | Wedges

So here it is mid-late October and I cannot get into “fall mode” yet. Anyone else? I think because it had been so hot here in the South until recently. I’ve been pairing down more and more each year with the decor for any holiday it seems but I do love the look of this wreath (large size). I had shown in a video on my channel last month and I found it at Home Goods. I wanted it last year but waited too long. That’s the thing with any kind of holiday decor, you have to grab that stuff early whether you’re in the mood or not!

fall wreath MissCrystal

I’ve really been into the pastel colors for Fall. Plus that, it just goes with my decor more. I shared this plate setting last year from Pier 1 and I still love it! I have the mugs and the small plates. I pair them with this ivory charger and these large wicker chargers that I leave out all year long. I don’t think those are available anymore but I found similar ones here and here.

This Week’s Most Popular Items!

Wide Leg Jumpsuit – I wore this in the Pink version on a Cruise and to the RewardStyle Conference last year. It’s still available in Black. True to size.

Amazon Jumpsuit – Every time I check on this it shows sold out. It sold out very quickly right after I shared it back in the Spring. However, certain sizes and colors come back so keep checking. True to size. Go by the size chart.

V-Neck Sweater – I have this in Pink from the Anniversary Sale. I have it in a small but could have sized down. Comes in other colors. Super comfy!

Packable Puffer Jacket – I have a similar one that I took to Alaska with me on a cruise two years ago. It was great! Lightweight but warm.

Red Rain Jacket – I also wore this while in Alaska. It was perfect to layer. I even wore the puffer under it one day. My exact one is no longer available but I’ve found another similar option here and here.



  1. Lisa
    October 17, 2019 / 9:29 am

    Have a wonderful Cruise! Did you end up on Celebrity Edge? We are cruising in February on the new Sky Princess! Can’t wait! Enjoy your time with family and the sure to be wonderful weather!

    • October 17, 2019 / 9:46 am

      Hi, thank you! We’re still undecided on Edge. Maybe look into it for next Spring? We’re planning on Sky for next fall.

  2. Pam
    October 17, 2019 / 10:53 am

    Have a great vacation.
    I understand not being in the mood for Fall with the lingering heat this year.

  3. Stephanie
    October 17, 2019 / 12:02 pm

    I’m so glad you are going on a cruise. I found you on YT a few years ago when I was doing research for my first cruise. Always enjoy your videos and I am already looking forward to your outfit video. Blessings from another Southerner!

    • October 17, 2019 / 6:17 pm

      Thank you so much for watching and following along!

  4. Danesha
    October 17, 2019 / 12:16 pm

    Great blog Crystal…aways love your cruise content. The last Cali Coastal series was super cool. I think we are all “meh” these days. I say, do you 😊. Happy cruisin!

  5. Kayla H
    October 17, 2019 / 1:28 pm

    You’re one of my og’s and always a favorite!! Hope yall have the best time!

  6. October 17, 2019 / 3:14 pm

    I am going on my first cruise end of February. My daughter and husband want to cruise on the Symphony of the Seas Ship. Your videos have really helped me a great deal to prepare myself, they are very informative, thank you. I hope you start to get more inspired to start making more videos on your u-tube channel, I miss you😘

    • October 17, 2019 / 6:16 pm

      Thank you so much for the nice compliment and enjoy your cruise!

  7. Sherrie Money
    October 17, 2019 / 7:53 pm

    Have missed seeing you on youtube, I watch very few and I always watch you. Have a wonderful time.

    • October 28, 2019 / 10:47 am

      Thank you so much! I really appreciate it!

  8. Amy
    October 17, 2019 / 8:54 pm

    Have a great time on your cruise, sounds wonderful! I always struggle with getting into fall decorations (even though I LOVE them) because it’s so hot here in AZ even into Nov. Ugh.

    • October 28, 2019 / 10:46 am

      Thank you! Just got back and it was great!

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