March 31, 2021

Spring Trends: Blush Leather Jacket + 90s AGOLDE Jeans


Hope you are having a great week!

These 90s AGOLDE jeans are everywhere!  As far as sizing, if you are thinking about buying them they run big.  I typically wear a 25 in jeans, and I got a 23 - and they are still roomy.  Also, they don't have any stretch - and are 100% cotton - but still they are pretty generous in the fit.  Plus, they are definitely high rise. 

That blush leather jacket I have had for a few years.  It was a great investment. I love the soft shade of pink - and I get compliments when I wear it.

Lastly, those snake booties I bought two seasons ago - and I have worn them a lot! Amazingly, they are still available - and for a good price. They are comfy - and a great bootie to own.  As far as sizing, I sized down.  I typically wear a 7M, and I bought the 6.5M and it fits perfectly.

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MY DAILY FINDS & DEALS
This puff sleeve sweatshirt on sale for $15.

This simple summer dress for $13.

I like this sweatshirt that is on sale.

This cute bracelet set for 40% off.

These ankle boots for 60% off.


I just got this new moisturizer - and I like it so far!

This summer sandals - from a favorite brand.

This cozy v-neck sweater is 60% off.


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March 29, 2021

Louis Vuitton Crossbody Bag + Dolce Vita Slide Sandals



Happy Monday!

My encouragement today is to not focus on the "fear of failure" but rather the possibilities.  It is easy to go down the path of looking at everything negative that could happen - because bad things can happen; however, the more we focus on all the negative - the more chance we may never see or achieve the all the good and blessings in life. 

The quote below is from this book that I read recently and really enjoyed - and highly recommend if you need some encouragement to move forward in life.

"Simply put, our brains are wired to give more importance to negative events than positive ones. So “bad” events influence our decision-making more than positive ones. That means no matter how much we want to succeed, avoiding “bad” events can easily become our primary goal."

Today's outfit is a popular Louis Vuitton bag with straight jeans, and white Dolce Vita sandals.  

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1. Sweatshirt // 2. Jeans (60% off) // 3. Heart Necklace (60% off) + Pendant 



MY DAILY FINDS & DEALS
This sweater for 60% off.

These popular ankle booties for 80% off.

This cozy sweatshirt that's on sale in blush pink (and other colors)

These popular boots for 60% off.


This cute bracelet for $13.

I like these boots for 33% off.

These popular leggings - love the bright color!

This classic (and in style) cardigan for an extra 40% off.

This new chunky cardigan.

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March 26, 2021

New White Sneakers, 501 Levi's Shorts + Leather Jacket





Happy Friday!

I bought some new white sneakers!  I have been wanting to get some - but I really wasn't in to the Golden Goose style trend.  I had tried these sneakers - but they were so uncomfortable.  Then, I found these.  I know they have been popular for awhile - but I really like them - and can't wait to start wearing them.  As far as sizing, I typically wear a 7M in shoes, and I sized down to a 6.5M in them - and they fit perfectly.

A few things about me.  I like classic Levi's 501 denim shorts.  I am not a paper bag, floral print, chino shorts, or even the new biker shorts-type person.  I tend to stick to jean shorts - and these high waisted ones I just found that I look forward to wearing this summer.

I also love leather jackets.  I have a collection of a lot of leather jackets that I have bought over the years - some are almost 15 years old.  I should mention that I was gifted that leather jacket through a long term partnership (and it was also on sale) - I did not buy it.  You might think I lost my mind to spend that much on a leather jacket, but it is a great leather jacket.

Lastly, just in case you missed it - I shared my top 5 favorite hair products HERE.

SHOP THE LOOK
Leather Jacket // Shorts // Sneakers // Tank (3 for $18)


MY DAILY FINDS & DEALS
This cute tee for 60% off.

I like this pink sweatshirt for only $15 (also in other colors).


This cute ring set (my favorite brand) for only $18.

This "summer-beach" bracelet set for 40% off.

This (faux) leather jacket is only $18 - and looks really nice!

These suede ankle boots for 60% off.

I love the color of this hoodie that is only $20.

This classic summer tee for 20% off.

This trendy bright sweatshirt for 35% off.

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March 24, 2021

My Top Five Favorite Hair Products



Happy Wednesday!

I thought I would share my top five hair products. A few years ago, I had the most horrible hair cut. It was a new stylist that had come highly recommended. She was supposed to cut-off about an inch (maybe two) at the most - well, she messed up - and ended up taking off probably six-seven inches. I wanted to cry! I actually did cry.  I know it is only hair - but I had been growing it out for over a year - and she had managed to cut it all off!

Anyway, in my effort to regrow my hair (quickly) - I started looking for products to make it grow and stay healthy.  Here are five products I found and used.  Also, I started round-brushing my hair with this brush to straighten it - and it definitely made it healthier and added just the right amount of texture.

TOP FIVE HAIR PRODUCTS
1. Length Strengthening Shampoo + Conditioner
I love the  smell of it - and I really believe it helped make my hair healthier and grow faster.

2. Volumizing Shampoo + Conditioner
I have been using this for years - and it helps to stimulate, protect, and volumize hair. And, it really works!

3. Recovery Shampoo + Conditioner
It definitely hydrates (dried out hair) and prevents split ends.  I went a year without getting my hair cut - and it was still healthy.

Best product to protect your hair - it smells great and gives it a little shine.

5. Best Hairspray
This hairspray has the best smell - and it is the right amount of hold - not to heavy or sticky - just perfect.


MY DAILY FINDS & DEALS

These are my favorite flip flops.

My favorite new sneakers.


I got this sweatshirt on sale.

These waterproof, lightweight summer sandals.

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March 22, 2021

Spring Style: 90's Loose Fit Jeans, Lace Top + Braided Sandals

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Happy Monday!

I probably will always wear (and love) my skinny jeans - but I am seeing these 90's loose fit jeans more and more.  They remind me of the jeans I wore in college - but without the distressing.  I thought that distressed jeans would go out of style - but they seem to be as popular today as they were five years ago.

I would style these loose fit, high waisted jeans with a crop lace top or a simple white camisole.  I have owned that white camisole for years - and it has been a staple in my closet.

Also, I can't wait until it is warm enough to wear these braided sandals - I shared a few other ways to style them - with denim shorts or a floral skirt.

Lastly, a motivational quote from a new book that I am reading.

"Failing does not make us failures, but failing and then responding properly can pave the way to future victories."

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MY DAILY FINDS & DEALS
This sweater I own is 60% off.

These ankle booties are perfect for spring and 60% off.

I love this cute sweater for 60% off.

This necklace is 40% off - great with summer tees.


This spring cardigan is only $20.


This cozy sweater is 60% off.

These fun sandals are 40% off.

This long cardigan is 50% off.


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March 19, 2021

My Favorite White Tops + Most Popular Picks

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Happy Friday!

I thought I would share my favorite white tops.  If you ever looked at my closet you would see that "white" is my favorite color.  I tend to buy a lot of white.

I have worn that first sweatshirt a lot this winter/spring.  The ruching detail on the band - adds a little extra to it.  Next, I love my cardigan set - with a tube top  and cardigan - and the entire set for under $25!  And, lastly my $10 sweatshirt. I shared the grey version of it on Wednesday.  You may notice I am wearing my chain necklace with a charm - in all of my looks.  It is a great necklace.

Also, I am sharing my most popular picks this week.  This body lotion  is my absolute favorite and the best product I have used.  It smells amazing - and it leaves your skin soft and not sticky.  I highly recommend it. 

SHOP MY LOOKS
Cardigan (Only $18) // Tube Top // Jeans // Leopard Heels
Sweatshirt (Only $10) // Jeans // Combat Boots 


MOST POPULAR PICKS
My favorite lotion - smells amazing and leaves skin soft (and not sticky).

This sweatshirt for only $10.

These popular sandals for summer.

This cute floral skirt for 50% off.

My favorite ice cream.


MY DAILY FINDS & DEALS
I bought these sneakers.

I like this tee - and it's only $15.

This necklace is a favorite of mine.

I bought these sandals (but they are going back - too wide for my feet).


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March 17, 2021

My $10 Sweatshirt for Spring

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Happy Wednesday!  And, St. Patrick's Day!

I am sharing my $10 sweatshirt that I styled with my brown lace up combat boots.  It has a flattering boat neckline - and I am actually wearing it backwards.  It has a seam down the back - which I thought looked cool - so you can actually wear the sweatshirt two ways.

Also, in case you missed it, I shared what I eat each day on Monday - along with my favorite foods and recipes.

SHOP THE LOOK
Sweatshirt (Only $10) // Jeans // Combat Boots // Necklace + Charm


MY DAILY FINDS & DEALS
I like this sweatshirt that is 60% off.

These sandals may be the most popular this summer!

This tank is perfect for summer.

This cute spring cardigan.


This cozy tee is 40% off.

This vintage sweatshirt.

I ordered these jeans for my husband.




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March 15, 2021

What I Eat Each Day + Favorite Foods

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Happy Monday!  I hope you had a great weekend.

I shared this cardigan last week - in lilac purple and ivory.  It is under $20 - and a great deal for spring/summer.  Also, today, I thought it would be fun to share what I eat each day - and some of my favorite foods and recipes.

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Cardigan (Only $18) // Tube Top // Jeans // Combat Boots // Necklace + Charm


MY DAILY FINDS & DEALS

This is the best lotion - no more dry skin - and smells amazing.

My favorite primer and mascara set - for only $13 - and longer, fuller lashes.

This cute spring skirt for 40% off.



WHAT I EAT EACH DAY...
BREAKFAST
I eat oatmeal every day.  I mix these oats with these oats - and top it with fresh blueberries and a little of this cinnamon.  I do not add any sugar - only a little salt to the water. Also, I make it on the cooktop - so much better than the microwave!  While it is cooking I make my salad for lunch.

LUNCH
I pretty much eat a salad every day for lunch.  A few of my favorites...

Salad #1: Mixture of chopped greens (kale, green leaf and Brussels sprouts) topped with my favorite dried cherries and cranberries, fresh blueberries, and almond slices and walnuts with an apple cider vinaigrette dressing.  Some times I mix in bacon and blue cheese.

Salad #2: Mixture of chopped greens (green leaf, romaine, radicchio), chick peas, cucumber, cherry tomatoes, blue cheese with a dijon vinaigrette. You can also add egg, but I don't.

I make all my salad dressings from scratch.  They are pretty simple - 1 part acid (vinegar or lemon juice) to 2 parts olive oil with a little salt and pepper, and either dijon mustard, garlic, shallots, or herbs - depending on the salad.

DINNER
A few of my favorite dinners I make...

This simple and easy 3-ingredient roast chicken.
My favorite meatloaf.
This chicken with red onions and a lot of flavor - and super easy.
Steaks with peppercorns and brandy sauce. 
Chicken served with curry sauce, hummus or mole sauce. 
Stir fry - with chicken or beef - and veggies and rice. 

As much as I love the good food at home - I still enjoy my favorite burger and fries and pizza!

DESSERT
Two of my desserts - this super easy and quick lava chocolate cake.  
And, my favorite ice creams - this flavor and this one.

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March 12, 2021

Vacation Style: Floral Skirt, Sweater + Braided Sandals



Happy Friday!

Did you catch my post yesterday?  I shared my #throwback look that is still in style today.

Today I am sharing a vacation style outfit with my favorite floral skirt and new braided summer sandals.  I got that ruffle floral skirt a few years ago - and it is the perfect skirt.  It packs up great for vacation - and can be dressed up or down.  Last week, I shared a similar look with my denim shorts - the ones I have owned and loved for years!

If you are looking for a movie recommendation, I started watching "To All the Boys I've Loved Before" on Netflix.  It is a cute movie about a high school girl, Lara Jean, who wrote love letters to her five crushes back in junior high - but never mailed the letters.  One day her younger sister secretly decides to mail the letters - and Lara Jean's quiet high school existence is turned upside down. 

SHOP THE LOOK
Sweater (similar) // Floral Skirt (similar) // Sandals


MOST POPULAR ITEMS
My favorite ankle booties for spring/summer that are 80% off.

This spring sweater.

These cute sneakers.

This sweater dress for spring/summer.

These popular sandals for only $23.

MY DAILY FINDS & DEALS

This "spring" necklace.

I love this cozy spring jacket.


This cute sweatshirt is under $10.

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March 11, 2021

#ThrowbackThursday + Back In Style

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Happy Thursday!

I hope you enjoy my #throwbackthursday look.

I was going through some old photos, and I came across these pictures from 20 years ago when I was hiking in the Great Smoky Mountains.  These were taken on a quick stop off to visit the observation deck at Clingmans Dome - the highest point in the Great Smoky Mountains. 

That is my proud moment that I climbed up the observation tower (in my flip flops)! 
{It really wasn't that hard - but I was making a - look at me pose - haha!}

Something people may not know about me is that I spent a week hiking in the Smoky Mountains - and even camping out under an open air lookout - without facilities (yes, no bathrooms).  It was the most beautiful sunrise - and definitely worth the hike and sleeping outside.  And, that was not my first time camping without facilities - I have also camped on a beach in Texas near the border of Mexico.

As far as my outfit, I found it funny that I was wearing denim shorts - the same ones that I showed last Friday that are back in style (or really have never gone out of style) - and, I am also wearing a cardigan set, which is a huge trend this spring.

SHOP THE LOOK
Cardigan // Tank // Denim Shorts // Flip Flops


WHAT I BOUGHT THIS SPRING
I bought this sweatshirt for under $20 - I love the color!

This best silk face mask - in a new spring color.

My favorite shorts for summer.

This sweater vest for only $13.

This birthstone necklace.

These sandals - that are comfy, lightweight - and waterproof.


These super trendy sandals - that I can't wait to wear.

This cozy sweatshirt.

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March 10, 2021

Denim on Denim Spring Outfit

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Happy Wednesday!

It has been a long time since I posted an outfit collage.  This denim on denim spring outfit is classic and on trend.

I shared some encouragement on Monday from this book I have been reading, and today I wanted to share how our words are powerful - and how we view things - as either positive or negative - has a great impact in our lives.

"The more we talk about our troubles, the more we rehearse and reinforce them, and the more we spread the pessimism that’s endemic to our culture. Instead, focus on others.  Spread optimism. Help those around you to take courage. Help them believe."

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MY DAILY FINDS & DEALS
This long cardigan - great styled with joggers or shorts.

This popular henley sweater that is on sale.

These sandals are very popular.

This cozy v-neck sweater is 60% off.

I love these leggings in a bright color (and on sale).

This "color of the season" sweatshirt.

These comfy sandals.


I bought these shorts - and I love the fit and color.


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March 8, 2021

Motivational Monday: Moving Forward Without Regret

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Happy Monday!

Today, I thought I would share some motivational thoughts...

I have been reading this book. I actually started reading it before Christmas - then got side-tracked, but I have gotten back to reading it - and it is so good!

It is about moving forward without fear and regrets - to have a purpose and a passion in what we do.  It is a reminder that our days are numbered - and we cannot relive the past - but we can move forward in excitement for our future.  It is easy to allow ourselves to be "stuck" out of fear.  We all have regrets - but we are not to spend time looking back - but forward...

"You only have one life on earth. Since time doesn’t move backward, you have a certain allocation of hours, days, or years left to you... You want to live every day without reservations, without retreating from the cause, and with no regrets when you’re finished."

If you are looking for some encouragement - or direction - I highly recommend the book 

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MY DAILY FINDS & DEALS
This classic white coat for spring.


This classic white tee is a great deal.

I like this cozy sweater for 50% off.


These leggings are 70% off.


This cardigan for only $18.


MY SPRING "PURPLE" PICKS
shopbop, spring trends, purple sweatshirt, purple cardigan


Sweatshirt // Purple Cardigan (50% off) // Jeans (40% off) // Boots (60% off) // Tank

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