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April 19, 2018

How to Style a Plaid "Caddyshack" Jacket

how to style plaid jacket

Okay, so my mom asked me the other day - “Would you really wear a plaid blazer (like the one I shared in a post a few weeks ago)?”  And, my answer was “yes”.  There is something about a “fun” blazer that I am drawn to. I like the look of it with jeans.  It’s both classic and fun.  Now, this plaid one may be a little “wild” and kind of reminds me of Rodney Dangerfield in Caddyshack - but there is something that I am drawn to, which is totally opposite of my "grunge-influence" style influence and wanting to wear my hiking boots and black beanie. 

 Does anyone pull from a wide range of style influences that are at opposite ends of the spectrum? 

If you are looking for a blazer - here are a few of my more traditional picks - like this classic black and white windowpane one or this bold red one (that is 40% off).

1. Tee (Only $6) // 2. Sunglasses // 3. Plaid Blazer
4. Satchel // 5. Jeans // 6. Sandal

This basic staple striped tee is only $6 (also comes in other colors).

These paper bag polka dot shorts would be great for summer.

This fun floral cardigan is only $18.

This tie front sweatshirt is where I’d like to live (or have a second home). Dreaming big…

Stackable rings are a big trend - and I like these.

Did you know in addition to Gucci belts - there are rings, too?

I really like this plaid blazer that is 40% off.

If you suffer from the occasional face break-out (acne) - this stuff is amazing!!!

Have you seen this retro stand mixer - or the toaster!

This would make a great summer work blouse.

This would make a really cute beach cover up and it’s 40% off.

Also, in case you missed it - I shared some of my spring picks from LOFT yesterday HERE.

If you are looking for outfit ideas - be sure to check out my inspiration board HERE.
This is one of my favorite spring looks.

I am participating in the following link-ups.

April 18, 2018

LOFT Sale Picks + Try On Session

LOVELOFT try on session
LOFT is having their big friends & family sale.  Now is the time to shop with 40% off everything, including sale items.  I picked up this dress yesterday.   And, I can't wait to wear it once it warms up.  I am not typically a "floral" person - but I love this tropical print - and the colors!

If you like my white pumps - they are my favorite brand - I own them in several colors and prints. I highly recommend them. They are very comfy - and just the right heel height.  And, they are on sale for 29% off.  (And, you read that correctly - 29% off - odd percentage...)

Striped Stitched Sweater (40% off - Code: FRIENDS)

loft white blazer
Textured Long Blazer (40% off - Code: FRIENDS)

I am feeling a little Miami Vice - Don Johnson in  my white blazer look...

pink blazer
Striped Boatneck (Only $18) // Pink Blazer (40% off - Code: FRIENDS)

friends family loft sale

Textural Sweater (40% off - Code: FRIENDS)

Striped Boatneck Sweater (40% off - Code: FRIENDS)

LOFT sale
Ruffle Henley Shell (40% off - Code: FRIENDS)

nine west white pumps
Denim Jacket // Linen Tee (40% off - Code: FRIENDS)

LOFT sale
Shirred Split Neck Shell (40% off - Code: FRIENDS)

This bell sleeve sweater is 40% off and only $23.

This slub striped cardigan is only $35.

This pin striped blazer is marked down 40% and under $60.

This blazer seems to be very popular.

This fun gingham skirt is 40% off.

This lace cami is on sale.

I still like this shirt - and now it’s on sale!

I can’t decide if I should get these booties.

I bought this dress for 40% off - and it was running low in my size.

This fun striped shirt dress is 40% off.

This classic sweater comes in 3 great colors, and 3 striped patterns.

This is a really cute floral blouse with a peplum hem and it's 40% off.

If you are looking for outfit ideas - be sure to check out my inspiration board HERE.
This is one of my favorite spring looks.

Be sure to link up your fashion posts HERE.

April 17, 2018

My Favorite Cardigan + Leopard Print Flats

spring outfit sahm

I am not one to talk about or get obsessed about the weather - but I am so ready for warmer weather. This cold (brutally cold) wind, along with bursts of snow need to go.  I would be happy with temps in the 50s.

Now, on to fashion, this cardigan is one of my favorites. I bought the first one probably 3 years ago, and each year since I buy a new colors.  I have it in beige (see me wearing it here), blush pink, and yellow (see me wearing it here).  I really like this bright neon yellow, and I am trying to decide if I should buy a new color this year.  These cardigans get me through summer.  It is cold in my office at work and hot outside - so I layer one of these cardigans over a sleeveless blouse or tank for work - and it perfect for going between inside/outside temps.  Also, I wanted to mention that those leopard flat are only $50!

Be sure to stop back tomorrow for my try-on session.  I’ll be sharing some fun spring pieces.

Lastly, this quote was at the end of one of my favorite programs.

"Fear can keep us tethered, terror can clip our wings, but trust eases pain, hope can lighten the sky, love makes us courageous, and what matters most is not whether we hide or fly - or even where journey takes us, but what guides guides us home, and where we come to land." 

1. Cardigan // 2. Earrings // 3. Tee
4. Quilted Wallet // 5. Jeans // 6. Leopard Flats (Under $50)


April 15, 2018

Weekend Favorites + Spring Picks

Hope you are having a great weekend!

We went from upper 70s on Friday to 30s on Saturday. The temperature was so crazy on Friday, though. In my town it was in the 70s, and 15 minutes away, it was 20 degrees cooler. Definitely a strange spring... with a lot of fierce wind (and really cold wind!).  I have followed Kat from Carrie Bradshaw Lied for a few years. She has the best sense of humor, and I loved Kathleen's winter style - which is how I got to know her.


April 14, 2018

Home Updates + Spring Picks Under $50

home interior design updates

I love looking through interior design pictures. Becki Owens is one of my favorites for inspiration. My husband and I are considering remodeling one of our bathrooms this summer. We are on differing opinions on the direction to take. Since I got to pick out everything for the other bathroom remodel last year - I might have to bend and give in to him on this one. But, I was so looking forward to doing a grey, marble, and brass look like this.


April 13, 2018

Friday Favorites + Most Popular Items

Happy Friday!

I thought I would change-up my style inspiration collage - and I really like how it turned out.  It actually made me smile :) I follow Marissa Webb both because I love her innovative fashion design aesthetic, and her style inspiration. She also has some great quotes (like the two I included).   I also love LolaRioStyle - and her grey wash jeans.  If I could find a pair in that exact wash that I liked the fit of (like the right high rise, and not too high or low - which is always the issue) - I would buy them in an instant - but I am still looking.  If you have any suggestions, leave me a comment.

(On a personal note, I would like to know why when I put on these white boots, similar to the ones pictured above - I don't feel as cool as that picture, when I look in the mirror. Anyone else feel that way when you re-create a look?)

And, if you missed yesterday's post - I shared the cutest MOTHER'S DAY gift.

Now, enjoy the most popular items of the week and my "finds" for the day...


April 12, 2018

Mother’s Day Gift Idea + Tweed Jacket Look

spring outfit trends

I love the look of a tweed jacket like this one that is only $60.  It is both classic and trendy. A jacket paired with jeans is the perfect look for so many occasions - and something I wear a lot. If you are thinking about getting some "slide pumps" - I recommend these, in either red or white.   And, the gold tip on the heel is a fun accent. Also, I found a really similar white tote for under $100.

If you are looking for gift ideas, this "mom" necklace would make the perfect Mother's Day gift. 

1. Sleeveless Blouse (Only $8) // 2. Necklace // 3. Tweed Jacket (Only $60) 
4. Tote // 5. Jeans // 6. Slide Pump


April 10, 2018

Three Products for Longer Lashes + $10 Pink Sweater

pink sweater

I am still styling sweaters because yesterday I woke up to snow! I could say I was surprised - but not really.  It has even snowed in May before.  I am just ready for a warm spring breeze.  As far as this look, I love pink styled with leopard, especially this blush pink.  This look has some great deals - the $13 sweater, $8 jeans, and $13 blouse. (I messed up the title and put $10 sweater, which is actually $13 - but still a great deal!)

1. Blouse (Only $13) // 2. Earrings // 3. V-Neck Sweater (Only $13)
4. Crossbody Bag // 5. Black Jeans (Only $8) // 6. Leopard Bootie


April 8, 2018

What's In My Shopping Cart

Hope you are having a great weekend!

I am ready for some warm weather - and some new spring updates to my closet.  Here are just a few things I have put in my shopping cart.


April 7, 2018

My Spring Picks + What I Might Buy

weekend sales

Happy Saturday!

If you like the striped shirt above - I found this one on sale for under $20.  And, I found this cute yellow lace dress.


April 6, 2018

10 Spring Must-Haves + My Favorites

Happy Friday!

Thank you for your comments yesterday.  I appreciate your kind words.


April 5, 2018

Best White Blazer + How to Treat Others

wicker straw bag trend

“Before you judge me; make sure you are perfect.”

There has been some talk lately from fellow bloggers about unsolicited and “mean” comments.  Whether you are blogger or not, we can all probably relate to a time in our lives when we have received comments from someone that have not been nice - whether it was at our workplace, from friends, or even family.  For me, I seem to be on the receiving end of continual unsolicited "mean" comments from someone I work with - that are hurtful and are upsetting.

We are all unique and special people, with our own talents, abilities, and personalities, which means no one else is like us - and another person is not going to think or do the same as us.  Just because someone has a different idea - it doesn't mean we should get mad at them.

Rather than judge or be critical - take a step back - and think...  "If you can’t be kind; be quiet."

About this look... this white blazer is only $50 - and the white mules (that also come in pink and black) are only $18!

4. Wicker Bag // 5. Jeans // 6. Mules

I like this cute linen tie front tank.

This sleeveless blouse is only $10.

favorite summer dress of mine.

This white straw tote is only $18.

This utility jacket with a peplum hem comes in two great colors.

A cute flutter sleeve sweater - that comes in a perfect spring color.

A twist front ruffle tee that is under $30 - and comes in three colors.

I really like the color of these jeans - and they are 25% off.

This is a great summer dress - perfect for a summer wedding!

Also, today kicks off our "Ask TBB" series over on The Blended Blog.  You ask - we answer.  Do you have a questions about home decorating, spring styles, or how to deal with workplace drama?  Ask away.  Stop by and see what questions we are answering this week HERE.

If you are looking for outfit ideas - be sure to check out my inspiration board HERE.

I am participating in the following link-ups.

April 4, 2018

The Cutest Ruffle Top for Spring

spring trends 2018

Ah, what a day yesterday.  It was one issue after the next.  Do you ever have those days? (And, it went all the way to the end of the night when I went to publish this post for today - and instead of fixing a problem, I accidentally deleted the entire post - and had to start over!)

If you looked at my post yesterday, you may have noticed that some of the links were not working. Instead of going to the exact product, many links were going to the German home page, rather than the US one. They finally got fixed late in the day, so here are the links if you wanted to check out - the grey swing cardigan was that was on sale for $10 - or the linen tee was only $18. (And, I have included the others under My Finds & Deals below.)

4. Rollerball // 5. Pumps


April 3, 2018

Casual Spring Look with Canvas Tote

It's one of those days - it's raining, I forgot my lunch, and my links are not working!  I have redone the links a few times, and some of them keep going to the German site or the home page - I don't know why!  So, I apologize in advance for any confusion.  I am working on a solution - but in the meantime, I updated the links to different products that seem to work.

1. Swing Cardigan // 2. Sunglasses // 3. Tee


April 1, 2018

Happy Easter

Happy Easter!

If you are looking for some style inspiration - or what to buy this spring - here are some ideas...

10 Outfit Ideas for Spring - HERE.

10 Items to Add to your Spring Closet - HERE.

5 Items to Buy from LOFT (for 50% off) for Spring - HERE.


March 31, 2018

10 More Items to Update Spring Closet

update spring closet

A few more things to update your spring closet...


March 30, 2018

10 Things to Update Spring Closet

I am continually shopping for new items to update my closet for spring. Here are a few of my picks...


March 29, 2018

Floral Tote + Espadrille Sandals for Spring

How fun is this floral tote that is only $59?  And, the espadrille mules that are also only $60 - and come in a couple of colors.  The ruffle top, jeans and blazer are also great deals.

1. White Blazer // 2. Butterfly Necklace // 3. Bloom Tote (Only $59)
4. Jeans // 5. Ruffle Top // 6. Sandal


March 28, 2018

Two Ways to Style Denim Jacket

striped dress

March 27, 2018

Khaki Utility Jacket + White Pumps Spring Outfit

If you are unsure about white shoes, I can tell you that you will wear them a lot more than you think.  They go with so many different outfits - and color combinations - like pairing them with a khaki jacket and black jeans.  I am so happy with my white pumps - and very glad I bought them!

And, this jacket is only $50 - and comes in five different colors.


March 25, 2018

Spring Stripes + Best Deals Winter Sales

Hope you are enjoying your weekend!

A few more spring picks and last few winter sales...  And, if you are looking for a striped top/blouse - I found a lot of options here.  Plus, I found these really cute striped pants.


March 24, 2018

Spring Finds + Winter Sales

Happy Weekend!

A few spring picks and final winter sale finds...


March 23, 2018

Top 10 Spring Finds + Popular Items

Happy Friday!

I am ready for spring weather. And, if you like that striped suit above - it is only $20!


March 22, 2018

Pink Pumps Spring Outfit + Warm Weather Needed

pink pumps kate spade wallet
This post is evidence that I am ready for warmer weather - and spring flowers and softer colors. What is up with this crazy weather?!?  It is so cold - and the past couple of days have been high winds with brutally cold air. I am still wearing hats and my hiking (snow) boots. I don't mind so much wearing my boots - because I love them - but I am ready to wear pumps!  And, I am pretty excited that I snagged these white booties in my size - and I can't wait to style them different ways this spring.

Also, I wanted to mention that this look has some great deals - like the $18 blouse (that comes in other colors) and the pumps are 30% off.  And, the jeans are under $40!

1. Blouse (Only $18) // 2. Jeans // 3. Rollerball
4. Floral Wallet // 5. Pumps (30% off) 

This summer black dress is only $25.

These pinstriped pants are only $20 - and could be great for work.

This cute leopard tote is only $30.

This cute polka dot dress with flounced sleeves is only $25.

This ruffle blouse is 40% off - and looks so comfy and cool for summer.

This really cute LBD lace dress is 40% off!

I am really into knit tanks for summer - like this one.

Backpacks are having their moment - and this cute white one is only $60.

The saying on this tank - made me laugh.

This sunny peplum top for spring!

I found this popular round straw bag for only $14.


1. These cute striped blouses are under $25 - and additional 25% off! There are also ruffle sweaters/sweatshirt for sale under $20.

2. These cute floral dresses for as low as $20.

3. Popular wedge espadrilles are $60 with the sale!

4. And, these really cute velvet espadrille mules.

5. These trendy and popular bags - like this pink backpack that is 50% off on sale!

Looking to create easy outfits from your closet - check out my inspiration HERE.

I am participating in the following link-ups.

March 20, 2018

Pink + Leopard Outfit For Less

shopping on budget

It has been a little while since I did a "save vs. splurge" post.  I cannot get over how similar each of the pieces are! That leopard sweatshirt is only $18 and the mules are, too. And, if you are not sure how much you would wear pink mules - I shared another way to style them here

Also, a few of the "splurge" pieces are a good deal, as well.


March 18, 2018

Spring Picks + Style Inspiration

Happy Sunday!

I keep finding more and more picks for spring.  I am ready for warmer weather - and wearing spring clothes!


March 17, 2018

Top 10 Spring Wardrobe Picks + Style Inspiration

Happy Saturday!

I am continually looking for good deals - and ways to update my closet on a budget. Here are a few more of my spring picks.  And, I love this cool grey for spring mixed with a beige.

You could re-create the looks with this grey v-neck (only $25) and this $20 long beige cardigan.

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