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April 30, 2017

My Top Picks + Summer Bell Sleeve Tops


Happy Sunday!

I love Something Navy's "street style" - especially those blue suede sandals in the first look.  And, if you love bell sleeve tops - this blush sweater, chambray top, and pretty lace top all with bell sleeves are all 40% off.

MY TOP 10 FINDS & DEALS

April 29, 2017

My Top Picks + Classic Black & White Style Inspiration


Happy Saturday! 

This look is definitely my style inspiration.  I want to recreate both of these looks that are pinned on my Pinterest board. I love the white denim/white tee with the moto jacket - and the black belt and shoes. It is so classic.

MY TOP 10 PICKS

April 28, 2017

My Friday Five + Denim Jackets Under $50

denim jackets for spring

Thanks for stopping by for My Friday Five!

I am so excited that it is Friday. Today, I am headed back to my college Alma mater for an Entrepreneurship conference.  I am looking forward to being back on campus and to listening to speakers talk about their lessons learned on starting their own businesses, and learning more about how to be a (woman) small business owner.  

 FIVE DENIM JACKETS UNDER $50

April 27, 2017

Summer Outfit Idea + Ruffle One Shoulder Top


COPY THIS LOOK
1. Earrings: Nordstrom (Set of 12 for $19) // 2. Off the Shoulder Blouse: H&M // 3. Panama Hat: Nordstrom
4. Sunglasses: Nordstrom (Only $12) // 5. Rings: Nordstrom (Set of 4 for $7)
6. Lipstick: MAC // 7. Jeans: H&M // 8. Mules: Topshop

I posted this ruffle blouse as a style inspiration on one of my weekend posts last weekend, and I liked it so much I decided to re-create the look.

THURSDAY FINDS & DEALS

April 26, 2017

Save on Summer Trends & What I Picked Out for My Mom

ruffle blouse
striped one shoulder top

SAVE ON SUMMER TRENDS
1. One Shoulder Ruffle Top: Madewell // 2. One Shoulder Ruffle Top: Clu // 3. Mules: H&M
4. Mules: STEVEN // 5. Striped One Shoulder Top: J.O.A // 6. Striped One Shoulder Top: Petersyn
7. Leopard Sneakers: Vans // 8. Leopard Sneakers: STEVEN

This post may look a little similar to a previous post - but one shoulder, ruffle striped tops are big trends and there are so many cute tops, I wanted to show a few more save vs. splurge options.  And, both options for the leopard sneakers are a great deal (both are under $100).  Also, mules are very popular this spring/summer.

I think my new mules are going to be my favorite sandal this year.  Each year, I buy a “trendy” new sandal - that I wear it all season long. This year these sandals are "it". A few years ago, it was my comfy flat sandal and last year it was my lace up sandal.


MY TOP FIVE MULE/SLIDE PICKS

April 23, 2017

My Top Picks & Ruffle Style Inspiration


Happy Sunday!  Hope you have had a great weekend so far.  Just a little more striped (ruffle) inspiration...

 MY TOP FINDS & DEALS

April 22, 2017

My Top Picks & Style Inspiration


 Happy Saturday!

I re-created the look on the right this week from With Love From Kat - and it has been one of my most popular posts (and I think it is one of the most popular pins on Pinterest.)
 
MY TOP TEN FINDS & DEALS 

April 21, 2017

My Friday Five & Top Five Summer Shoes

  Happy Friday!  I am so thankful it is Friday.

FIVE MOST POPULAR ITEMS

April 20, 2017

Khaki & Blush Trends for Spring


SHOP THE LOOK
1. Jeans: H&M // 2. Earrings: H&M // 3. Linen Tee: H&M
4. Utility Jacket: H&M // 5. Lip Color: MAC
6. Sunglasses: H&M // 7. Mules: H&M (Under $40)

Khaki is a big color trend this spring that pairs nicely with blush. Last week, I showed one of my favorite outfit ideas that paired camo with blush - and I like this one just about as much. It is simple and classic. You could easily swap out the jacket for a vest, like the one I showed yesterday that is under $40.

THURSDAY FINDS & DEALS

April 19, 2017

Striped Dress and Cargo Vest for Spring

 SHOP THE LOOK
1. Utility Vest: LE3NO (Under $34) // 2. Sunglasses: H&M ($8) // 3. Striped Dress: H&M
4. Pendant Necklace: Etsy // 5. Lipstick: NARS
6. Crossbody Bag: Nordstrom (Under $30) // 7. Sandals: Amuse Society x Matisse

Do you ever go on a vacation - and when you get back feel like you need a vacation from your vacation?  That's how I feel.  Last week, I was in North Carolina on vacation, and on our way we stopped at the World's Largest Furniture store.  It was the largest store I have ever seen or been in. There was over a million square feet of furniture in two massive buildings - one of the buildings looked as long as two football fields combined and was three floors tall.  At the end of walking around the showrooms multiple times, my feet were covered in blisters. These shoes are cute but not the right shoes for walking for an entire day! (However, I did get compliments the entire day - from designers in the stores.)

So, today's look... 

Last week, I showed a floral dress with a utility vest and today I am styling a striped dress with a vest, inspired by this look on Pinterest.  This whole look is made up of budget-friendly pieces, including these studded sandals (that are a great price) and look a lot like the Valentino Rockstud ones.

WEDNESDAY FINDS & DEALS 

April 16, 2017

My Top Picks for Striped Spring Trends

  Happy Easter!  

Some Pinterest style inspiration in casual denim.
 
MY TOP PICKS
I love red and white stripes and this top is under $25.  It also comes in traditional blue/white stripes, too.

This linen striped off the shoulder top would be perfect for a hot summer day.

These are the cutest striped shorts with a little ruffle detail at the top.

This ruffle striped dress with the fun shoulder details would be a perfect casual summer dress.

This striped romper is only $18.

This striped flare jersey dress is only $10.  It also comes in several colors and prints.

This wrap dress is a perfect casual dress that is under $30.

This ruffle hem linen blend top is only $18.

These popular backless loafers are under $25.

These espadrilles are only $13.


MORE DEALS
In case you missed it, I shared 10 more top picks yesterday.  And, on Friday, I shared my Friday Five most popular items and top five spring sweaters.

I am participating in the following link-ups.

April 15, 2017

My Top Picks for Best Floral Trends

floral blouses

Happy Saturday!

Some floral Pinterest inspiration.

MY TOP FLORAL PICKS
This sleeveless floral blouse is $10. It also comes a couple of solid colors, too. (And, it is a 2 for $15 deal.)

This printed floral sweatshirt (that also comes in solid colors) is only $8!

This pretty floral top with a flounced (flare/ruffle) hem is only $18.

This really feminine pretty floral skirt would be perfect this spring.

I love the bold colors of this “vintage” floral top.

This floral romper that is only $18 would be perfect for the beach or a casual spring/summer outfit.

This floral ruffle sleeveless top is under $20.

This cold shoulder floral top with a cute tie details is under $30.

This off the shoulder gathered top has the prettiest print.

This cute one shoulder ruffle dress comes in a pretty floral and striped (and solid chambray) and is under $50.

This longer midi dress that looks great with boots is a great price.


A FEW OTHER DEALS
When I shared my camo/blush outfit earlier in the week, I listed a red floral skirt that I really liked that happens to be 40% off, but I accidently linked to my favorite undereye concealer instead.  Here is the correct link to the skirt.

I shared my Friday Five with most popular items & top 5 sweaters for spring.

Today is the last day for the Shopbop sale - I shared my SAVE vs SPLURGE options - and these cute leopard slides.

I am participating in the following link-ups.

April 14, 2017

My Friday Five and Style Inspiration

spring sweaters

Happy Friday!   Sharing some casual denim/sweater Pinterest inspiration.


FIVE SWEATERS FOR SPRING
This simple pullover sweater that is $20 and comes in four different colors.

This comfy longer sweater with slits on the side that is $20 and comes in blush, silver, and neutral beige.

My favorite cardigan that comes in this new surf blue, along with blush, black and beige.

This chunky knit cardigan with side slits.

A simple v-neck sweater - that comes in this great color for spring and is 40% off.


FIVE MISCELLANEOUS THINGS
I think this is the cutest mix on a varsity jacket and moto jacket combined into one jacket.  And, it is only $20.

This bell sleeve sweater is 40% off.

 Last week I shared my top 10 beauty products, but I forget to mention my favorite under eye concealer.  I found this works the best for concealing the dark circles under my eye.  It doesn’t cake and it looks natural. And, it is only $6. 

This bright yellow sweater is 40% off and is $30.

I just got these - but they may become my favorite sandals this summer.


FIVE MOST POPULAR ITEMS
My favorite backless loafers - that come in many colors, and leather, suede or velvet.

This under $25 faux leather moto jacket

This really cute (and very popular) sneaker.

These open toe suede ankle booties for as low as $20.

This sleeveless wrap dress that is under $25.

LAST DAY OF SALE
This is the last day for the Shopbop sale - I shared my save vs. splurge picks here. 

I am participating in the following link-ups.

April 13, 2017

Camo and Neutral Trends for Spring

SHOP THE LOOK
1. Grey Tee: H&M // 2. Camo Jacket: H&M
3. White Jeans: H&M (Only $20) // 4. Link Bracelet: Ralph Lauren (Only $44)
5. Lipstick: Burberry // 6. Loafers: STEVEN by Steve Madden

A little camo inspiration for spring.  How about these velour slides?  They come in this blush color and in black.  

MY THURSDAY FINDS
This cute red floral skirt is on sale for under $40.

This blouse with ruffle/bell sleeves is under $25.

This sleeveless side tie sweater is 40% off.

This plaid shirt dress would be perfect now and in the fall with booties and is 40% off.

This long duster cardigan is only $18 and comes in four great colors.

END OF SEASON SALE
Also, don't miss out on this end of season sale with up to 25% off.  This brand I think has really fun trendy  tops. Also, I shared my save vs. splurge and top picks yesterday - just in case you missed it.

I am participating in the following link-ups.

April 12, 2017

Spring Trends for Less & Best End of Season Sale

SHOP THE TRENDS
1. Lace Off the Shoulder Top: Belle Du Jour (Only $10) // 2. Lace Off the Shoulder Top: Miguelina
3. Mules: Dolce Vita // 4. Mules: Frye
5. Striped Off the Shoulder Top: Love, Fire (Similar here)
6. Striped Off the Shoulder Top: Faithfull the Brand
7. Leopard Mules: STEVEN by Steve Madden // 8. Leopard Slides: Figue
9. Suede Jacket: H&M // 10. Suede Jacket: Capulet
11. Heeled Mules: Dolce Vita // 12. Heeled Mules: Joie

Each season there are the "IT" trends - and for this spring, off the shoulder tops (the cute striped off the shoulder top is a top pick) and mules/slides (the floral and chambray ones are a top pick) are two of the big trends.  I just ordered a new pair of slides (I got them yesterday and they are perfect!), and I am considering those leopard ones above or even these snake print ones.  I bought these slides last year - and I love them.  I typically do not wear flats - but I do not always like how I look wearing them but these feel different and definitely fit my style.

SALE
Today starts the big Shopbop sale - you can get up to 25% off almost everything (there are some exceptions).  The more you spend - the more you save. The sale is only three days and runs through Friday.  It is the perfect time to shop the new trends - and get some new summer clothes.

SPRING TRENDS part of SALE
1. Ruffle tops and dresses

2. Mules/slides (For the best deals - be sure to sort them by price "low to high")

3. Chambray summer tops in fun off the shoulder and cold shoulder trend.

4.  Pink tops and dresses.

5. Off the shoulder tops, like these pink, striped and red ones

6. Designer jeans on sale. I always buy my jeans during a sale - and never pay full price.

I am participating in the following link-ups.

April 11, 2017

Floral Dress and Cargo Vest for Spring

 SHOP THE LOOK
1. Sunglasses: Le Specs (Under $60 // 2. Utility/Cargo Vest: American Eagle Outfitters
3. Red Floral Dress: H&M // 4. Lip Gloss: YSL
5. Cross body Bag: Sole Society // 6. Loafers: STEVEN by Steve Madden

A look I have pinned on Pinterest... Layering a cargo vest over a floral dress.
 
MORE DEALS AND FINDS
This new arrival off the shoulder top that comes in three colors and is under $25.

It's the friends and family sale and this dress is 40% off.

This flared dress is $10 and comes in many different colors/patterns.

This ruffle tee comes in grey and blush and is $18.

This little embroidered floral tank just looks like summer.

This bell sleeve off the shoulder top is 40% off.

This biker jacket is 33% off today.


I am participating in the following link-ups.

April 9, 2017

My Top Picks and Style Inspiration


I love the mix of powder pink and black - here's a little Pinterest-inspiration. The other day, I shared a moto jacket (similar to the one in the middle) that is only $22.  And, a similar pink moto jacket.

MY TOP FINDS
These fur lined loafers for under $50 that look just like the Gucci ones

These floral slides (with bubble bees) are so cute and under $50.

I love my long cardigans for spring/summer (because I am always cold) and this one is under $25 and comes in 3 great neutral colors.

I love this bright poppy red suede slide.  It also comes in more neutral colors.  I have a feeling slides are going to be the big summer sandal trend - like gladiator/lace up sandals have been the past few years.

I still think these bow mules are so cute - especially the blush color.

This simple swing leopard dress is on sale for under $60.

This simple cap sleeve tee is under $20.

LOFT makes one of my favorite cardigans - I have it in multiple colors and this blush one is so pretty. It also comes in a couple of other colors.

This cardigan with the bow sleeves is very on trend this season.

This leopard skinny scarf is only $24.

MORE DEALS & SALES
In case you missed it - I shared more finds yesterday.

I am participating in the following link-ups.

April 8, 2017

My Top Picks for Best Deals


 Happy Saturday!  A little Pinterest-Inspiration today in leopard and yellow.

  I have mentioned this before but this leopard clutch is under $50 (and looks like the real one) and this cute yellow ruffle top is similar to the one above.

MY TOP FINDS
I got these slip on loafers last season in the rust color, and I just found them in this pink color (and they also come in velvet and metallic and nine different colors - for as low as $45.

This shorter cardigan (more of a boyfriend cardigan style) is under $20.

These suede open toe booties are as low as $23 and come in three great colors.

This cute off the shoulder yellow top makes me think of spring.

This camo jacket would be perfect for spring - and I like the mixed in lighter beige (almost blush color) in it.

How about these fuzzy leopard slides? I am sure they are comfy and they are under $40.

This lace up sweatshirt is 40% off.

Sneakers are big trend - and these blush pink suede ones are so cute!

 This mix of the gingham and stripes in this ruffle top is a lot of fun, and its under $40!

This striped tote is under $20 and would be perfect for the beach (or everyday).

This blush suede flare skirt is under $40.  I could see wearing it this summer with sandals and this winter with tights and boots.


MORE FINDS & DEALS
I shared the most popular items and more picks yesterday - just in case you missed it!

Express is having $75 off $250, 30% off dresses, and up to an additional 60% off sale items.  This v-neck sweater is one of my favorites and it is under $25. This ruffle floral maxi dress is one of my picks.

J. Crew has 30% off almost everything.  So, if you liked the off the shoulder chambray dress I posted about earlier this week - it is now 30% off.

I am participating in the following link-ups.

April 7, 2017

My Friday Five and Style Inspiration


I am so thankful it is Friday!  This has been a long and exhausting week. 

FIVE MOST POPULAR ITEMS
This moto jacket that is only $23.

This striped ruffle tee that is under $20.

This long cardigan that is under $20.

My favorite moisturizer - costs a fraction of a lot of products - and I think it works better. (I also shared my other top 10 beauty products here.)

This $13 striped high-low shirt.

TOP STRIPED PICKS
 This one shoulder ruffle dress that has been marked down.
 
This flare striped dress that is only $18.

This cute striped romper that would be perfect as a beach cover-up or a casual outfit (and is only $18).  It also comes in floral print.

This $13 striped pencil skirt.

These fun and trendy slip on sneakers that are under $40.

This cute off the shoulder ruffle sleeve top for only $14.

ENCOURAGEMENT
And, if you have had a discouraging week, and are trying to make something happen and are working really hard at it - and it seems a bit daunting and endless, I hope you find this quote as inspiring as I did.  If you are struggling with comparison to others' successes and wondering why things are not going your way, I wrote this post to talk through what has helped me.



I am participating in the following link-ups.

April 6, 2017

Easter, Wedding or Bridal Shower Outfit Ideas

SHOP THE LOOKS
1. Sunglasses: Christian Dior (On sale) (Similar for under $15) // 2. Tee: H&M (Only $13)
3. Lace Skirt: H&M // 4. Sandals: H&M
5. Earrings: Kate Spade // 6. Blazer: H&M
7. Sunglasses: Dior (On sale) (Similar for under $15) // 8. Lace Skirt: H&M
9. Sandals: Sam Edelman // 10. Earrings: H&M

 Easter is next week, so I thought I would put together two lace looks you could wear.  These would also be perfect for a spring/summer wedding or bridal shower. 

MORE DEALS AND FINDS
This pretty lace dress comes in two great colors and would be perfect for Easter (or a summer wedding). (And it is an additional 30% off right now!)

I like this lace bell sleeve blouse.  I might wear it with belted jeans.  

A simple sundress that is under $25 and comes in red (mini polka dot), pink floral, and solid black .

This striped jersey dress (that also comes in a floral) is only $18.

I think this lace dress is so pretty and is under $50.  It would be perfect for a summer wedding or a bridal shower.

Like Gucci belts, I am all of sudden seeing these sneakers, and I think they are so cool.  They are so pricey, but they are so unique.

This simple v-neck dress with a fun ruffle detail is under $25.

This pretty lace top is a classic that will be in style for years.

If you liked the lace up Jeffrey Campbell booties that have been popular the past couple of years - these look just like them and are only $25.

Lastly, my favorite designer denim brand is having a one day only 40% everything sale. (Code: INTHEFAM)

I am participating in the following link-ups.


April 5, 2017

Valentino Rockstud Sandals for Less


SHOP THE LOOK
1. Floppy Hat: Nordstrom (Only $22) // 2. Sunglasses: Nordstrom ($12)
3. Chambray Off The Shoulder Dress: Old Navy
4. Sandals: Sole Society (Also here) // 5. Floppy Hat: Eric Javits // 6. Sunglasses: Prada
7. Chambray Off the Shoulder Dress: J. Crew // 8. Sandals: Valentino

When I look for these save vs. splurge posts, it always amazes me how similar the items can be. With warmer weather and spring breaks happening right now, I thought I would put together an easy beach or casual look. I have liked these Valentino sandals for a few years, and I am so happy to see that Sole Society came out with a pair that looks almost identical. I like sandals with an inch or two of a chunky heel, I feel it dresses up a look a little more than a flat sandal. As much as I love my favorite flat sandals, I like a bit of a heel for going out.
 
MORE FINDS
This pretty satin bell sleeve blouse is 40% off and under $25.

I love animal print and this blouse.

This khaki shirt dress is on sale for only $18.

This cute off the shoulder bell sleeve gingham top is under $40 and comes in two colors.

These are some fun animal print linen pants with a ruffle detail.

 I love these pink sneakers.  They just came back in stock and also come in black and white, too.

These ballet flats are on sale for only $8 and come in four colors.

This denim jacket is on sale for $20.

This ruffle blouse is on sale for $21.

These cute flat sandals with a little ruffle are on sale for $13.

And, so many more deals here - too many to list.

Plus, there is an extra 40% off all these new sale items

BEST BEAUTY PRODUCTS
In case you missed it, I shared my top 10 most favorite beauty products yesterday.

FASHION LINK UP
Be sure to join the fashion link up over on The Blended Blog.

I am participating in the following link-ups.

April 4, 2017

My Top Ten Beauty Products

Cardigan: Forever 21 (similar) // Short Necklace: Gorjana
Long Necklace: BaubleBar (similar) // Tank: Old Navy

I typically share fashion "finds" but today I wanted to share some of my favorite beauty products that I highly recommend.

1. FACE WIPES
These are a life-saver.  I have oily skin and especially when I am traveling or at work, I need to wash my face.  I use these for a midday a "refresher" to remove the greasy build-up of the day.  Plus, they have a nice fresh scent.

2. SHAMPOO & CONDITIONER
I have been trying to grow out my hair for almost four years.  I think I have finally found a shampoo and conditioner that makes my hair healthier, softer, and has helped it grow. (I found it cheaper here and here, too.) I also mix in different shampoos throughout the week, so I do not use the same one each time.  I mix in these and these throughout the week.

3. LIPSTICK
I mix two different brands - this lipstick, another lip liner, and lastly a little gloss

4. CLEANSER
This cleaner has been amazing. It recently was discontinued, and I am so bummed. It was the best cleanser that prevented break-outs and just made my skin feel clean.  I am optimistically encouraged that this new replacement will be just as amazing.  It gets great reviews so far that say it makes you look younger.

5. MAKE UP REMOVER
This is the best eye make up remover - that I have used it for many, many years.  It is not irritating and it works perfectly.  I even use it mid-day to remove any mascara smudges.  A trick I use - is using these to dip in the remover and then go around my eye - works much better than a sponge or tissue.

6. CHAPPED/CRACKED LIP REMEDY
I read about this product a few years ago, and am so glad I did.  It is great for dry skin.  It is a thick emollient cream, similar a Vasoline, but it works so much better. It is great for chapped/flaky lips. It has saved my irritated lips - I no longer struggle with chapped or cracked lips.  I even layer it over my lipstick on most day for a little extra sheen.

7. HEAT PROTECTANT
I use this heat protectant on my hair before I blow dry my hair.  I love the smell of it.  It smells like the beach - and it is light-weight and not too greasy or heavy.  It also adds a nice shine to my hair. (Also, what I think has helped my hair be healthier and grow is by not using a flat iron any more.  I have curly hair, and I have found that using a thermal round brush smoothes out my hair and give me a more natural "beach-waves" style.)

8. HAIR SPRAY
This hair spray has the most amazing smell.  It is a musky and flowery smell and is the best smelling hair spray I have used.  Also, it is just the right amount of hold - not too heavy or sticky.

9. MASCARA
I got this mascara as a free sample - and I am so glad I did.  It has become my favorite mascara.  It is thickening and makes my lashes longer.

10.  FACE MOISTURIZER
I have used this product for years.  It is a light, non greasy moisturizer - so much that I do not even know I have on.  I am really picky about lotions and creams for my face.  This is the right amount of cream without being noticeable.  Also, it has SPF 15 - so I have sun protection.


I am participating in the following link-ups.

April 2, 2017

My Top Picks and Style Inspiration


A little moto jacket and striped style inspiration.  I found a very similar suede moto jacket for only $45.

SHOP MY FINDS
This leather moto jacket is only $22 on sale (and comes in four colors) - and I think it is great quality.

This henley utility blouse is 50% off and $25.

This striped sweater has a bit of a nautical flair with a fun lace up detail on the side.

This leopard sweater is on sale for $17.

Looking for some fun shorts - these floral “lemon pucker” shorts are on sale for $25.

I love this embroidered moto jacket - it reminds me of these booties.  It is only $42 and I am tempted to buy it.

I always like the look of a utility vest layered over a striped shirt or dress. This khaki vest is under $30.

This striped jersey dress is only $20.

This cute floral camera bag is 40% off.

This is one of my favorite summer camisoles and it is marked down 40% off.

This striped open stitch sweater is marked down 40%.

This set of 3 necklaces is only $22 - and I love the snake print design.

MORE DEALS
Just in case you missed it - I shared more deals and finds yesterday in this post.

GIVEAWAY
Today is the last day to enter my giveaway here.

DON'T MISS A POST
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I am participating in the following link-ups.

April 1, 2017

My Picks for the Best Deals


With yesterday being #nationalstripesday I thought it was only fitting that my style inspiration be stripes.  This striped tee looks just like the one in the middle and is on sale for under $20.  And, this striped long sleeve blouse is only $20 - and looks just like the one on the left.

MY TOP PICKS FOR SATURDAY
This striped tee is on sale for $15.

I can’t believe this peplum top is on sale for $10.

I wear long cardigans a lot in the spring - and this waffle knit one is only $20.

These leopard wedges are on sale for $35.

This cute off the shoulder striped top is on sale for $10.

These leopard loafers are on sale for $30.

This striped shirt is marked down to $13.

This ruffle striped one shoulder top would look cute with for summer.

There’s a sunglass sale - and these Ray Ban aviators are marked down under $80.

These leopard sneakers are under $30 (and would look cute with the striped tee).

MORE DEALS AND BUYS
Just in case you missed it - I shared my top five most popular items and five items I bought in March yesterday.

I am participating in the following link-ups.


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