Monday, April 21, 2014

The Usual


As I was heading out the door the other day to run a few errands, my husband commented that he liked my outfit & suggested that it be featured on the blog.  I was hesitant to agree since I considered the pairing to be nothing exciting or ground-breaking...just my usual mix of easy basics with a messy ponytail (and these minimalist earrings, which have been on repeat).  But, I decided that he had a good point - because I always want to honestly represent myself here and share with you not only inspirational looks, but also my everyday outfits, no matter how expected they may seem.  And this is clearly one of my go-to combinations that I throw on without even thinking about it, because I know I'll feel comfortable & polished at the same time (see previous variations hereherehere & here). 








What I'm wearing:
Worthington blazer (similar here or here), J. Crew tee (similar), Gap jeans (similar), Steve Madden pumps, Mango clutch (similar here or here), Bracelets: Vintage (similar), Anne Klein (similar) & Forever 21, c/o BaubleBar ring, c/o ShopLately earrings, Lips: L'Oreal Colour Riche (Fairest Nude)

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Friday, April 18, 2014

Breezy Embroidery


Though I wouldn't describe my everyday personal style as bohemian, I do love a good gauzy embroidered top this time of year.  They are loose, airy and have an effortless relaxed feel that's perfect for wearing with denim (skirts, jeans or shorts).  This one was a purchase from last year that I nearly wore to death, but there are dozens of affordable similar styles out right now that are just as great (see below).  

























What I'm wearing:
Mango top (similar options below), Gap skirt (similar herehere or here), c/o Old Navy bag (on sale!), 
c/o ShoeMint heels (similar here or here), Bracelets: Vintage (similar here and here),
 Madewell (similar) & NastyGal, Lips: Revlon Smoked Peach

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Thursday, April 17, 2014

Smart Shopping

One of the questions I get asked most frequently is about my strategy for shopping and my best money-saving tips.  So, as a follow up to this closet clean-out post, I decided to compile all my budgeting/shopping advice + the methods I use into one document that will be easy for you to save, print out, pin or reference when you need it most.  I personally find the "ask before buying" questions to be crucial in deterring me from those impulse purchases I may be tempted to make.  I hope this will be a helpful guide to use when adding pieces to your wardrobe & ensuring you spend your money wisely.  If you have any suggestions to add to this list, please feel free to share in the comments below!  




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