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Chic Outfits for the Spring and Summer

Hey everyone!

So…I took a little bit of a break after my 30 day blogging challenge, but I’m back and ready to share a lot of new content with you all!

It’s been raining nonstop here, but I know that means warmer weather is just around the corner, along with pretty, well-watered plants and flowers.

While I wait for the skies to clear up, I’ve been daydreaming quite a bit about outfits that are perfect for higher temperatures.

I’ve put together a few looks that I really like, featuring a lot of discounted pieces, as usual!

Check out the looks below and feel free to comment with your reactions/feedback.

Links to buy are included for everything, as well.

Dress | Sandals | Purse | Earrings

This black and white chevron dress is so easy to accessorize because its neutral colors go with pretty much anything. For Spring, I’d add a mint colored purse from Kate Spade and some pretty arm candy (pictured are the lotus, Stand Up to Cancer, and ‘What’s for you will not pass you’ bangles from Alex+Ani, plus a colorful bangle from a local boutique).

Dress | Heels

This dress is a little more formal; great for a graduation, shower, or any other event you may have coming up over the next few months. Also shown here are a large Kate Spade purse (not currently avail) and a matching necklace/earring set from NY&Co.

Shorts | Top | Sandals | Purse

I love some fun, bright colors in the warm weather! These adorable color blocked shorts are perfect with any white top, and I’ve just been dying to use this Valentino bag that I got at a huge discount from Saks, so here it is. 🙂

Dress | Sandals | Purse

Another pop of color comes from this pretty Boho Factory dress. Shown here with the same sandals and purse as the previous picture, and some added statement earrings (an old pair that I’ve had forever) to complete the look.

Dress | Belt | Bracelets | Shoes

It seems like every time the warm weather comes around I find myself with a new sunflower dress…not that I’m complaining! The dress and belt were both Amazon finds, the shoes I’ve raved about in multiple previous posts, and the bracelet set is from Boho Factory. The earrings, again, are a super old pair.

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Easter Sunday Outfit Inspiration

Hi all,

Hope you’re all enjoying the weekend.

For those who celebrate Easter, I’ve got some great inspiration for your outfit tomorrow!

See below for a few different outfits I put together, with links to buy.

Top | Jeans | Heels

This top from Venus is one of my favorites lately. Between the ombre pink color, the sparkles, and a little criss-cross detail on the sleeves, it has so many little details that make it unique and pretty.

Top | Skirt | Heels

I love this yellow skirt for Spring, but it’s especially perfect for Easter. Since it’s so bright and stands out on its own, I’ve styled it with a simple but pretty white top and nude heels.

Dress | Shoes

For those who prefer to wear darker colors, this black dress from Guess is great for many different occasions. I’ve added a mint colored Kate Spade purse to brighten it up for Easter.

Denim Jacket | Shoes

Here’s another way to style the Guess dress shown above. I’ve changed up the purse for an even bolder color, added a cute denim jacket, and swapped the sandals for a flat pair.

Dress | Shoes

For a dressier Easter look, this baby pink midi dress is perfect. It’s light and flowy, and has a beautiful off-the-shoulder sleeve detail. I added these Madden Girl sandals for extra sparkle.

Top| Jeans | Shoes

Here’s another casual outfit if you’re keeping it low-key tomorrow. This light colored top is great for Easter, and the black jeans are super comfy.

Do you already have your outfit picked out for tomorrow, or are you going to figure it out then?

I will probably choose one of the above to wear tomorrow, depending on my mood.

I hope you all have a great rest of your weekend, and enjoy the holidays if you celebrate! ❤ 🙂

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On Trend: Top Picks of Leopard Print

Hi all,

For today’s post I’m sharing my favorite leopard print pieces.

Much like the snakeskin trend, it took me a little while to get into leopard print, but once I did I was so happy about it!

There is probably more I’ll add to this in future posts, but for now, here are my favorite leopard print items that I own, with links to buy.

Sneakers

I love these animal print Steve Madden sneakers because they’re so unique. They have a few different animal print patterns and add the perfect pop to a simple outfit.

Flats

These Lulus flats are so cute and can be paired with both dressy and causal outfits. Can’t go wrong!

Cropped Hoodie

The leopard pattern on this hoodie is awesome, and the lightweight material is great for Spring weather. It runs small, so you may want to size up.

Pants

These H&M “Treggings” can be worn as a casual pant or a dress pant. Wearing patterned pants is a bold move for me, but I think these are a great place to start.

Crop Top

This top is really cute with high-waisted jeans. The material is super lightweight and flowy, and it has a flattering, low neckline.

Cardigan

I love the lighter beige in the pattern on this sweater. It’s also slim fitting which I like. I wore this sweater last weekend with a black maxi dress to celebrate the arrival of warmer weather.

What’s your favorite pattern or clothing trend lately?

Comment below to let me know, and I’ll do a future post with my top picks!

Hope you all enjoy these super cute leopard print items. ❤ 🙂

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The Best Online Shopping Websites for Women

Happy Friday!

Yesterday I showed some of my favorite Spring shoes, but today I want to focus on where I actually buy the items I feature on this blog.

I’m pretty into online shopping (see my previous post for tips for saving money from a seasoned shopper like myself), and there are a lot of sites I frequently visit.

However, there are a few main favorites that I always go back to, and I want to share those with you today.

This post isn’t sponsored or anything like that, I just love these stores and want to give genuine recommendations to you all!

Tobi

Tobi is my go-to any time I need formal wear.

The dresses are inexpensive compared to other places, and they’re all so gorgeous and flattering!

I always get the most compliments when I’m wearing something from Tobi.

You can see some of my favorite dresses from them here, here, and here.

Lulus

I’ve posted my great finds from Lulus on the blog before, so you guys already know how much I love them.

Their clothes are so stylish, not too expensive, and are great quality.

They have great sales fairly often, too!

Saks Fifth Avenue

I used to steer clear of this store because I figured everything was crazy overpriced, but they actually have great deals on major designer pieces!

I typically only buy items on sale from Saks, but the quality of everything I buy there goes above and beyond.

Hautelook/Nordstrom Rack

Another store I’ve posted about previously, but Hautelook/Nordstrom Rack is another great option for buying luxe brands without having to pay a fortune.

They have new deals every day and they feature a lot of my favorite designers.

Some great finds I’ve gotten from them are here, here, and here.

There are a lot of other stores and websites where I like to shop, but I wanted to highlight a few that aren’t as well known and that carry unique items.

I’d love some suggestions from you guys for new places to browse, though!

Comment below to let me know where you score big when shopping, and thank you for reading my post!

Check back tomorrow for the next one in my April blogging challenge. ❤ 🙂

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Top Picks: Spring Shoes

Hi everyone,

Spring is finally upon us and I’m excited to change up my wardrobe a bit.

Don’t get me wrong, I love the winter and the snow, but I tend to buy a lot of warmer-weather clothes in the offseason and it’s nice to be able to finally show them off.

In addition to new Spring clothes, I’ve got plenty of Spring shoes to wear and I wanted to share some of my favorites with you.

All of these are pretty cheap, which is always a plus in my book! I’ve included links for everything below the pictures.

Espadrilles

This is actually the first pair of espadrilles I’ve bought for myself in years, and I’m excited to wear them all Spring/Summer.

When I purchased these online, I didn’t notice the sparkled heel (does this happen to anyone else when online shopping, or is it just me who fails to look closely enough at the pictures?) but it was a nice surprise when I unboxed these because I really like that extra detail.

The neutral pink of these shoes can go with many different outfits, and because of their style and extra sparkle they work well with both dressy and casual looks.

Sneakers

You have probably seen these Nikes all over my Instagram and even in some pictures on my blog.

I love the unique color of them and they are so comfortable.

I can’t recommend these sneakers enough and they are available in a variety of fun color combinations.

Sandals

As I mentioned in my Intro post, I definitely have an edgy side when it comes to my style.

I love anything with skulls, studs, or spikes, so I love that these sandals combine a bow with cute little spikes.

I also love the unique color of these and wore them constantly on my honeymoon in Hawaii a few months ago.

Sandals

This is another flat sandal that’s more plain but looks really nice with a summer dress.

These shoes are definitely a great Spring or Summer staple and (as you can see a little bit in the picture) I’ve already been giving them plenty of use.

Sandals

A heeled sandal is a great way to dress up any outfit.

I included these shoes in my February Sales Haul post but wanted to mention them here again because I think they’re so pretty and versatile.

The block heel is also great because it’s easier to walk in and doesn’t make my feet hurt like other heels often do.

Heels

These lavender pumps are beautiful in any season, but the color is especially perfect for Spring.

I’m already thinking about what outfit I can pair these with for Easter, but I’ll undoubtedly find other events to wear them to all season long because of the pretty, light color. Bonus—they have a slightly padded sole so they’re very comfortable.

I’ve tried to include a variety of shoe types rather than just all sandals or sneakers, even though that is what I gravitate towards most often.

The fun thing about fashion is that there are so many ways to change it up and every day or activity is an opportunity to wear something new or different. 

Are there any new Spring shoes you’re excited to wear, or any old ones that you bring back every year?

Comment below to let me know your favorites!

As you probably know by now, I’m always on the lookout for great new styles. 🙂 ❤

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February Sales Haul

Hi all,

Hope everyone had an awesome February.

There were a lot of sales going on this past month, and I want to share the new items I found at amazing sale prices, so here’s my February Sales Haul!

All of these pieces are from Lulus and Forever 21; and while I placed both orders during Presidents’ Day sales, they are still marked down!

I’ve added links to buy for everything so you can grab some of these before they’re out of stock.

Tie Front Top

I love the colors of this top. The tie front makes it more flattering around the waist, and it’s the type of style that can be dressed up or down for a lot of different occasions.

Leopard Crop Hoodie

This might be my favorite piece from the entire haul. I’m getting more into animal prints lately, and this soft, lightweight hoodie is the perfect pop to add with black high-waisted jeans and black sneakers (my most common bottom and shoe choices :P)

Extra Long Cardigan

This staple piece was so cheap, I bought it in both teal and cream. It’s around knee length on me and has a waffle-knit texture.

Metallic Tweed Jacket

I’ve been eyeing tweed jackets for a while, but they are typically so expensive. I was happy to find this one for under $35 and with a unique metallic detail.

Ruffled Blouse

I wish I found this top sooner because it would’ve been perfect for Valentine’s Day. The ruffles and flounce sleeves add a dressy element, and this is a great work shirt for any time of year.

Midi Mermaid Dress

This classy halter dress in dark green is perfect for a formal winter event. It’s the perfect thing for me to wear to my husband’s company work party in December. You can never plan too early, right?

Studded White Bag

I have been wanting a studded bag for a veryyy long time. The ones that typically catch my eye are $300+ (on clearance), but I snagged this one for under $20.

Mesh Kitten Heels

Another double-buy! The mesh striping on the front of these heels dresses them up a bit, and I love them in both the Natural and Black colors.

Heeled Sandals

This is the first pair of yellow shoes I’ve ever bought, and I’m pretty excited to wear them. They just scream Spring, and will work with so many different outfits.

I’m really happy with these purchases, especially since they were all so discounted. Everything is still in stock and on sale right now,

Did you score big with Presidents’ Day weekend sales, or find anything really special this month? Let me know in the comments below.

I’ve been getting some new Spring looks ready in anticipation of the season change, so be on the lookout for those soon! 🙂 ❤

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On Trend: Top Picks of Snakeskin

Hey all,

Today I’m sharing a few of my favorite snakeskin pieces.

I wasn’t too into snakeskin in the past, but now that it’s more popular and there are so many different variations, I find myself really liking it as an outfit accent.

Here are 3 of my favorite snakeskin pieces, with links to buy!

Purse / Similar | Sweater | Pants

This purse from Express goes well with any outfit that includes black, and I love that the pattern is just on the top flap. The chain detail also adds extra character.

Sweater / Similar | Purse | Pants

This is one of my favorite sweaters that I own right now. It’s super comfortable and flattering, and is a great price since it’s from H&M.

Sandals | Jeans

I can’t wait for the weather to warm up so I can wear these. I love how subtle the snakeskin is on these Muk Luks; they’d add a nice touch to a basic outfit.

I’m probably going to do a few more On Trend posts. Comment below to let me know which trends you’re loving, and want to see my top picks from.

Thanks for checking out this post and I’ll see you next time! 🙂 ❤