January 30, 2018

Casual Work Outfit with Black Pants + Grey Sweater

top blogger work look

 SHOP THE LOOK
1. White Shirt // 2. Earrings // 3. Grey Sweater
4. Top Handle Satchel (Similar for Less) // 5. Jeans // 6. Leather Loafers

I am so excited.  I have been talking about (and working on) my own clothing line FOREVER... and I just got back my summer tank prototype - and I love it!  It just needs a few tweaks, and it should be ready to be produced. (And, my winter sweater prototype is getting finished next week.  So, hoping it is good to go.) I have learned through this process - that patience is absolutely necessary. I never in my wildest dreams imagined it would take this long!  When I started this process - one of the first people I talked with said I was just a naive "newbie" designer - with wild dreams of "building skyscrapers toothpicks".  He might have been right that I had some ambitious ideas - but he was not right that I would never make it.  I have made it! It has been a lot of work - but it is something I am so glad I have stuck with through the tortuously long time of development - but through the process, I have created something uniquely my own.

Now, about the outfit above.  There is something classic about grey and black.  This simple yet work appropriate look would be appropriate for most casual work places, and you could easily swap out the jeans for black pants, like these.



MY DAILY FINDS & DEALS

January 29, 2018

Floral Look for Spring + LOFT Flash Sale Finds


SHOP THE LOOK
4. Camera Bag // 5. Jeans // 6. Loafers

Happy Monday!  If you follow me on Instagram - you might have already seen this look. I love the florals in anticipation of spring - and the mix of the cardigan for winter.  And, how fun is the "star" bag.

LOFT FLASH SALE - 50% OFF FINDS

January 27, 2018

Ten Things I Might Buy + Athleisure Style

 Happy Weekend!

Grey Scarf // My Favorite Leggings // Favorite Cozy Vest (Wearing it HERE) // Sneakers

Below is a round-up of things that caught my eye - and I might just buy.   

TEN THINGS THAT MIGHT BUY

January 26, 2018

Most Popular Items + Sale Items to Buy Now




Happy Friday!

How can this be the last Friday in January already? This month has gone so fast! 

I am sharing some great sales today - like this $10 sweater dress.  And, I am super excited because my fleece moto jacket that I ordered (and was on backorder) arrived yesterday - and I can't wait to wear it.  I also recently picked up this classic blazer during a big sale.

If you like buffalo plaid - I found this $17 plaid shirt, a cute off the shoulder plaid top, a plaid dress that is over 50% off, and this $18 plaid scarf.

MOST POPULAR JANUARY ITEMS

January 25, 2018

$20 Red Sweater Styled with Leopard Pumps

leopard pumps spring look


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I wish I had something clever to say - or funny - or informative - but I am out of words.  Do you ever feel like that?  So, pretty much this is a $20 red sweater styled with some leopard pumps.  This look is something I would definitely wear.  As you probably know from my past try on session (like the one yesterday) - I love sweaters (and jeans)! 

MY DAILY FINDS & DEALS

January 23, 2018

Spring Trends I Would Buy


SHOP THE SPRING TRENDS
Floral Blouse (Additional 25% off) // Floral Dress

With all the cold weather, I am really looking forward to spring weather - and wearing spring trends.  FLORAL PRINTS are going to be a big thing this spring, along with items in this year's color of the year - purple, and white shoes are still going strong.

FIVE MORE SPRING TRENDS I WOULD BUY

January 21, 2018

LOFT Big Sale + Try On Session

weekend sales

Happy Sunday!

I am excited to be moving back into my house today!  It has been a LONG and EXHAUSTING week.

MY DAILY FINDS & DEALS

January 20, 2018

Top Weekend Sales + Loft Try On Session

best weekend sales
Happy Saturday!

MY FINDS & DEALS

January 19, 2018

Most Popular Items + LOFT 50% Off Sale Picks

loft big sale deals

Happy Friday!

Stripes are going to be a big trend - I found this cute striped sweater that is 50% off right now, and this fun grey and white striped one.


FIVE MOST POPULAR ITEMS OF THE WEEK

January 18, 2018

Will Workout for Pizza + Cute Activewear Outfit

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One of my goals this year is to start working-out.  I love pizza and I do love this tee.  And, how about the metallic tote?

MY DAILY FINDS & DEALS
This cute “darling pink” knit beanie is on sale for $13.

This initial bracelet set is only $7 on sale.

This cute “dotted” two-in-one sweater is 50% off.

This striped boyfriend cardigan.

They brought back my “Gucci-like” belt that is only $7.

These new arrival sneakers.

They added a striped version of one of my favorite $18 sweaters.

This new arrival striped jersey dress is $20!

If you are headed somewhere warm, this $13 striped sarong would make the cutest cover-up.

This cute ruffle swimsuit is 50% off.

I am participating in the following link-ups.

January 16, 2018

Striped Sweater Look for Spring

spring trends 2018

It's Tuesday, which means everything is moved out of half my house - and tomorrow, my husband and I will be moving to a hotel for the next few days while they work on our house. (And, it also means I survived the weekend of moving - ha!) So, if I am a little MIA that is why.

I love this spring-like outfit. One of my favorite trends used to be layering a collared shirt under a sweater.  I have gotten away from wearing my shirts/sweaters this way - but I love how this look came together with the crisp white shirt layered over the striped sweater.  And, those purple pumps!  I am not sure how much I would wear them - but I love that lilac color. 

SHOP THE LOOK
4. Jeans // 5. Cross body Bag // 6. Purple Pumps



MY DAILY FINDS & DEALS

January 14, 2018

More Top Spring Finds + Winter Deals


Happy Sunday!

With all the cold weather, layering is a trendy way to look stylish and stay warm.
I found an $18 grey scarf, this grey coat that is under $70, an $18 denim jacket, and a $6 black knit beanie - if you want to try to re-create a similar look above

MY TOP FINDS & DEALS

January 13, 2018

My Top 10 Finds + Deals

street style trends 2018



Happy Saturday!  I hope you are having a wonderful weekend so far.

Thanks for your feedback yesterday on which item to buy - I decided on this.

 MY DAILY FINDS & DEALS
This is the cutest "beachy" hooded sweater that comes in yellow, as well as two other great colors.

This fun striped peplum tee is on sale for $20.

They brought back this popular cardigan in a fun denim color and it's 40% off.

This striped sweater with fun stitching details is 40% off.

This open knit sweater would be perfect for transitioning to spring.

These cozy leggings are on sale for $20.

I love this fun sweater with the quilted sleeves and knit bodice.

This soft vintage tee is on sale for $15.

This bold striped blazer is on sale for $35.  Would look fun styled with skinny jeans and pumps.

This v-neck sweater that comes in six colors is on sale for $13.

Colorful stripes are going to be a big trend this sprint - just found this $20 striped sweater.

MY FAVORITE PURCHASES & MOST POPULAR ITEMS
Just in case you missed it - I shared my most favorite 2017 purchases and most popular items HERE.

HOW TO STYLE STRIPED DRESS
Just in case you missed it - yesterday I shared how to style an $8 striped dress.

Image Source // I am participating in the following link-ups.

January 12, 2018

My Favorite Purchases + Most Popular Items

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 Happy Friday!

 I have a question for you.  I have $40 in my budget to spend - and I can't decide between this jacket or these boots. Which would you choose?

FIVE MOST POPULAR ITEMS
This cozy fleece jacket that is under $60.

My favorite layering tee I bought during the #NSALE.


This plush chenille v-neck sweater.

This $20 crewneck sweater in a classic color.

MY FIVE FAVORITE PURCHASES IN 2017
These wedge booties.  They are so comfy. (See me wearing them HERE.)

This $20 cable knit sweater. (See me wearing it HERE.)

This $25 puffer vest with a faux fur trimmed hood.  (See me wearing it HERE.)

My “popcorn-like” cozy winter white sweater. (See me wearing it HERE.)

My fuzzy cardigan/jacket - that is so warm and soft! (See me wearing it HERE.) (Also available in a pretty rose color here and here.)

MORE FINDS & DEALS
I am sharing more top picks HERE.

MY TOP INSTAGRAM FEEDS FOR STYLE
Today, on The Blended Blog I am sharing my top picks for style inspiration.  And, how I plan to re-create some of the looks with items in my closet.

HOW TO STYLE STRIPED DRESS
Just in case you missed it - yesterday I shared how to style an $8 striped dress.

Image Source // I am participating in the following link-ups.

January 11, 2018

How to Style $8 Striped Dress




Happy Thursday!

This has been a quick week; although, I am not sure if I am ready for the weekend or not.  As I mentioned earlier, we are having our hardwood floors re-finished, and we have to move everything out of the rooms.  And, currently, they were predicting over a foot of snow where I live with up to 50 mph winds - a blizzard!   Although, by the time the weekend comes - it will probably be down to less than an inch with no wind - that's how it goes around here.

What do you think of this look - that striped dress is ONLY $8!  Also, both the cardigan and denim jacket are on sale for $20, and the suede bag is $35.

SHOP THE LOOK



MY DAILY FINDS & DEALS
1. I love the texture on this long blush cardigan that is under $50.

2. I love this soft lilac sweater that is on sale for $18. (Comes in other colors, too.)

3. This $18 suede bag reminds me of the expensive Chloe ones.

4. This sweater is on sale for under $20.

5. I love this floral wrap dress - and it is a great price.

6. This tiered ruffle-like blouse is so pretty.

7. This pretty floral blouse is 40% off.

8. This MAC "glow kit" that makes you look more radiant is 40% off.

9. This eye shadow kit with 31 colors is 50% off.

10. This is the cutest leopard make up bag and it is only $6!

I am participating in the following link-ups.

January 10, 2018

Try On Session + Best Winter Sales

try on session gap

 As promised, here is a try on session with some great sale items, and new arrivals.  

January 9, 2018

Fleece Jacket + Sorel Boots

striped shirt skinny jeans sorel boots



I hope you enjoyed reading a little bit more about me yesterday. If you missed the post - you can read it HERE.  Also, thank you for your feedback about my blog.  As soon as we are out of the single digits, I will try to get outside and get some outfit photos; however, tomorrow be sure to check back to see my try-on session with a lot of winter sale items!

This look is something I would wear and have been wearing this cold winter.  The fleece jacket is a great deal - under $60 and the striped turtleneck is only $18!
 
SHOP THE LOOK

January 8, 2018

A New Year Q&A + More About Me

winter fashion style outfit
 Today I am joining my friends at The Blended Blog to share about our thoughts for the new year.  Hope you enjoy reading more about me. 

January 7, 2018

Best Winter Sales & Plaid Outfit Ideas

plaid outfit ideas top bloggers

Happy Sunday! Hope you are having a great weekend!

I have found some great deals.  And, I just picked up this yellow moto jacket for only $32 - and I am pretty excited about it.  It also comes in black. 

BEST WEEKEND FINDS & DEALS

January 6, 2018

Best Winter Sales & Winter White Outfit Ideas

fur winter white outift


Happy Saturday!

 I hope you are staying warm and having a great weekend so far.  
 
BEST WEEKEND FINDS & DEALS

January 5, 2018

Crazy Weather, Most Popular Items + New Arrivals


most popular items to buy
 Happy Friday!

What is up with this weather?!?  It is freezing - and as many of you know or are experiencing the effects of the “bomb cyclone”.  I must have been so engrossed in my working on my goals this week that I actually missed all the hype about this phenomenon.  Or, maybe I was doing too much after Christmas shopping still.  Honestly - the truth is that if I don’t catch the news on the radio on my drive to work between channel surfing my old school hip hops, I kind of live in the dark as to what is happening in the world.  Anyone else like that?

With as cold as it has been, I have actually been a little more excited to see the new spring-like arrivals in the stores, which I am sharing below.

But, first, before all the new arrivals, I thought I would share the most popular items of 2017 - that you are still available today.

MOST POPULAR ITEMS OF 2017 (that are still available in 2018)

January 4, 2018

Ways to Save 2018 Winter Trends + Blog Thoughts

shopbop trends
mustard color sweater
I am a couple days into putting my 2018 goals into action - and I am really trying to be good and not spend too much time on social media and reading blogs - which in case you missed it you can read about hereI'll be honest - it is tough to limit the time!

Another one of my goals is to find ways to really hone what makes my blog "special" and to really define "what my niche is".  I feel like I have been unfocused somewhat, and I want to refine what my blog is - and put together content that you guys benefit from.  I am trying to decide if I want to start taking more outfit photos again, continue with the dressing room selfies/try on sessions - and also keep putting together more capsule collections. And, also should I share more about my personal journey.  What are your thoughts?

SHOP SAVE VS SPLURGE ITEMS

January 3, 2018

How to Wear Leopard and Pink + Setting 2018 Goals

top blogger fashion outfit




 Okay, as I work through forcing myself to stay focused and write my goals for 2018, I thought I would bring back a popular look from last year - how to wear leopard with pink. I used the same inspiration image - but updated the outfit with new pieces. You can see last year’s HERE.

This bold pink styled with leopard may not be for everyone - but I really like it. And, I have actually worn - as seen HERE.  Now, I will have to admit I have not tried red and pink together with leopard - but I do own a pair of red jeans - as seen HERE - so I could. Maybe I should add this as one of my goals - try bold color mixing…

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SETTING 2018 GOALS
So, talking about 2018 goals, I have made it my “overall goal” for 2018 to get serious about writing down what I want to accomplish this coming year. In my 9-5 job, I plan and schedule multi-million dollar projects - and look strategically at what needs to get done; however, in my own life, I don’t do that! Why? Probably because it is easier to plan for something else - rather than myself.

So, I am getting down to business, and spending this first week of January getting myself pulled together, and listing out every aspect of my life - both personally and professionally, and then, putting action items with each of them.

As far as my action items, I am making them attainable - nothing too grand - something as simple as spend 1/2 hour each day on social media and blogs ONLY. This is going to be difficult - but it has become a “time drain” - and too much of my time is spent on looking at other’s blog, rather than focusing on my own life. Also, I am balancing my enjoyment of looking at blogs, with bettering myself, so my other action is that I will spend 1/2 hour each day reading a “self-help” book. I am currently reading this book - and my goal is to finish it in January. And, each month I will pick a new book to read. I also want to read a professional business-type book, as well. I am trying to decide which one to start with - I really enjoyed this one a few years ago.

MY DAILY FINDS & DEALS
This cute tote is only $65.

These new sneakers in a fun color.

This cardigan is a great layering piece this winter - and could be worn this spring, too.

This suede tote would be a perfect carry-all.

This washed velour sweatshirt looks cozy.

I really like these red booties.


This pink hoodie looks pretty comfy.

A great “back to work” blouse - in the perfect color.

This velvet blazer is on sale!

If you live somewhere warm or headed where it’s warm - this would be a great dress.

I also like this pink hoodie.

Image Source //  I am participating in the following link-ups.

January 2, 2018

How to Style $25 Floral Dress


Happy 2018!

This dress is ONLY $25 and could be styled so many different ways - either with tights and booties or with over the knee boots - or it could even be worn over leggings with flats.  It also comes in other prints and colors - all $25.

SHOP THE LOOK
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