Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Leopard and Dots

I wore this to celebrate my friends birthday. We did a few errands and we got lunch at a great Chinese place. I had a jacket with this outfit but I was such a nice warm day that I didn't need it. I'm thinking this polka dot skirt will be worn a lot this spring and summer. It's got a cute print and it's very comfortable.

Shoes- DSW (exact), Bracelet- Betsey Johnson (exact on sale), Skirt- Consignment shop (similar, longer skirt, pencil skirt), Top- Thrift (similar)


Shoes- DSW (exact), Bracelet- Betsey Johnson (exact on sale), Skirt- Consignment shop (similar, longer skirt, pencil skirt), Top- Thrift (similar)
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Saturday, April 22, 2017

VIB Sale Picks

It's time for the Sephora VIB Sale. It's 15% off if you are a VIB and 10% if you're a regular Beauty Insider.

Boscia Pore Pudding- I love this mask. I like that it is intense but not overly drying. I've done a few masks where my skin feels very thirsty afterwards. This mask is very good at removing excess oils. Regular Price $38

UD Vice Lipstick- I really enjoy this formula. The color I use is Firebird and that's the color shown. Cruel and Wrath are on my list. They are glittery red lipsticks. There are so many colors and finishes in this line you can find your perfect shade. Regular Price $17

Modern Renaissance Palette- I got this palette about 2 weeks ago and it's pretty much all I've been using. The colors are so pretty. I like that you can do pretty neutral looks or dramatic looks like halo eyes. Regular Price $42

Smashbox Always on Matte liquid Lipstick- I got a sample of this formula in a Sephora Play box and I was very impressed. It doesn't move and even though it is a matte lipstick it isn't super drying. The color shown is Out Loud.  Regular Price $24


Clarisonic Mia 2- If you are the type of person who likes to splurge during sales, I really reccomend the Clarisonic! It has really improved my skin. The Mia 2 has a timer so you know exactly how long to use it. I use it with the Purity Made Simple cleanser. Regular Price $169.00

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Ruffles and gingham

I wore this to my moms birthday dinner. It's another pink and navy combo. I really love this skirt and now it's on sale! The elastic makes the shape flattering and the fabric has some structure so the skirt has some volume.

Skirt- Macy's (exact on sale), Shirt- J.Crew from ThredUp (similar , similar style in a great yellow ), Shoes- Sam Edelman (same style, steal

Skirt- Macy's (exact on sale), Shirt- J.Crew from ThredUp (similar , similar style in a great yellow ), Shoes- Sam Edelman (same style, steal)
J. Crew is having a 40% off sale on clearance items and regular price is 25% off. The Sephora VIB sale is going on now. I'll have my picks up on Saturday.

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Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Easter Outfit

This is what I wore on Easter. I wasn't planning on wearing this outfit but I think it turned out nicely. The colors are very spring-y. Mike and I had a fun busy day. We stopped at two of our friend's houses for a little bit and then went to Easter dinner with his family. I like how the ruffles act as a little bit of a sleeve. This top has a very similar style but in a different color.

Shoes- DSW (exact), Shirt- Liberty from ThredUp (similar print, similar style), Skirt- Express from ThredUp (similar),Necklace- from my mom (similar), Bag- Kate Spade (similar, steal), Lipstick- UD Firebird


Shoes- DSW (exact), Shirt- Liberty from ThredUp (similar print, similar style), Skirt- Express from ThredUp (similar),Necklace- from my mom (similar), Bag- Kate Spade (similar, steal), Lipstick- UD Firebird
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Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Pink and Navy

I wore this outfit to run some errands. I love pink and navy together. I think I like it better than pink and black. The lace top adds a little bit of fun.
Pants- JcPenney (exact on sale), Shoes- DSW (exact), Sweater- Loft (similar), Shirt- Marshall's (similar)



Pants- JcPenney (exact on sale), Shoes- DSW (exact), Sweater- Loft (similar), Shirt- Marshall's (similar)
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Thursday, April 6, 2017

Gingham and leopard

I wore this to my business group. I think this is a look that can be casual or formal. My shirt has some texture so I think that makes it a little more dressy.

Skirt- Macy's (exact, similar), Shirt- LOFT (similar), Shoes- DSW (similar), Bracelet- Betsey Johnson (exact, steal), Necklace- Charming Charlie (similar)


Skirt- Macy's (exact, similar), Shirt- LOFT (similar), Shoes- DSW (similar), Bracelet- Betsey Johnson (exact, steal), Necklace- Charming Charlie (similar)
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Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Lace and a maxi

I wore this to an event at work. I can wear this skirt a ton of different ways. I love wearing maxi skirts in the spring and summer. The skirt is LulaRoe. I like that the waistband can be rolled up or down.  This jacket is one of my favorite things that I've made. It is getting a little tight so it may be time to donate it


Shirt- New York and Company (similar), Skirt- LulaRoe (my consultant, steal), Shoes- Sam Edelman (same style, steal), Jacket- Made by me (similar) Linkups, Facebook,Instagram,Pinterest

Saturday, April 1, 2017

March Budget

I got a few things this month. I went to a consignment sale and got 2 pairs of shoes.
1. Polka Dot Sweater- I got this at the consignment shop. Worn Here $9 (similar)

2. Polka Dot Skirt- Also from the consignment shop. Worn here $4 (similar)

3. Multi-Strap Shoes- I got these from DSW I know they aren't the most flattering to someone my height but I really like them I think they are such a fun shoe. Worn Here $49.95 (exact)

4. Leopard Flats- I've worn these a few times but they haven't made it on the blog yet. They are a good basic piece. $29.95 (exact)

Total $92.9- $10 (DSW gift certificate) =  $82.90

Mike and my mom got me some things this month. I wanted to include them. My mom got me a gingham skirt and a bow bracelet. Mike got me a maxi skirt.


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Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Double Dots

I wore this to see Beauty and the Beast with my mom. I also went to dinner for my friend's mom's birthday. I got these two pieces from a consignment sale. I wasn't planning on putting them together but I think it's a fun look.

Sweater- Consignment Sale (similar), Skirt- Consignment Sale (similar), Shoes- DSW (exact)


Sweater- Consignment Sale (similar), Skirt- Consignment Sale (similar), Shoes- DSW (exact) Linkups, Facebook,Instagram,Pinterest

Saturday, March 25, 2017

21 Days of Beauty Picks

It's time for Ulta's 21 Day of Beauty! You can get some great deals on items up to 50% off. Below I've got my picks.

March 25- Purity Face Wipes  I use the Purity Made Simple face wash. It's really been working for me. I like the makeup wipes as well for removing makeup quickly. Regular $15 Sale $7.5
March 26th Becca Backlight Priming Filter- I have a sample of this and I love it. It creates a really nice luminous finish.  Regular $38 Sale $19
UD Blush- This one is only for platinum members. This blush has a lot of color options from bold to subtle. Regular $26 Sale $13
March 29 It Cosmetics Naturally Pretty- This palette has some nice versatile matte shades. What's pretty cool about this palette is that it has a transforming pearl shade to make the shades pearly. The shadows are also anti-aging. Regular $42 Sale $21
April 2- UD Perversion Mascara- I got a sample of this in a Play box. I really like this mascara. It has made my lashes look long and full. During the sale you can get this for a little bit more than the price of drugstore mascara. Regular $22 Sale $11
April 8- Anastasia Brow Wiz- Currently I'm using the Laura Geller Brow Gel pencil and I'm enjoying but I've heard great things about brow wiz and it's on my list to try. Regular $21 Sale $10.5 
See the full calendar here.
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Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Gingham Layers

I wore this to run errands. I like the color of this sweater and thought it would be fun to pair it with gingham.


Jeans- Old Navy (same, Rockstar fit), Sweater- Macy's (similar), Purse- Coach (similar, steal), Shoes- Payless (similar), Ring- Charming Charlie (similar), Shirt- (similar)
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Saturday, March 18, 2017

Styling Transitional Pieces for Winter and Spring

This is such a tough time to dress for. One day last week was 60 degrees and another day was snowing. Today I'm styling 5 great transitional pieces for winter and spring.

Solid Maxi
A solid maxi is a great transitional piece because you can put legging or tights under it for extra warmth in the winter but it's still light for spring and summer. A solid color works for any season.
For winter, I paired it with a jewel toned sweater, a contrasting scarf (under $10) and ankle boots. For spring, you can go simple with a striped tee (under $10), jean jacket and sandals. I added this cool nautical statement necklace for a little bit of a pop.
Bright Pants
Bright pants can make your winter wardrobe a lot more fun and they look nice with light colored spring pieces. These outfits are good for work and play.
For winter, pair with a white button down, leather jacket, some ankle boots and a pair of fun gloves. In spring these look great with a light sweater, blouse and printed shoes.
Flats
To me flats are a year round thing but if it's very cold where you live, it's nice to get out of heavy boots. A good jewel tone is great year round.
For winter pair with a sweater dress (this one is under $25!) and light tights. A great spring wedding look is flats, a chambray dress and a statement bracelet.
Gingham Dress
This piece is a little more spring than a year round piece. But sometimes you just need to break out the fun spring clothes.
To make it work for the winter layer a turtleneck under and pair with black pumps. For spring add color with bright heels and add a fun pearl bracelet.
Striped Dress
Stripes are great anytime. I've put together two casual looks.
For winter play with print mixing! Add a buffalo plaid jacket and pair with over the knee boots. For a spring walk just add a colorful crossbody bag and white sneakers.

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Thursday, March 16, 2017

Leopard and Link Up

Today I'm hosting Fabulous Friday's with Jennie from A Pocketful of Polka Dots. I wore this to a women's networking event. I really like the women events because they are so positive. This jacket was a Christmas gift a few years ago and it's still one of my favorite pieces. It doesn't get a ton of wear but I do love it.


Top- Loft (similar), Jacket- Jason Wu (similar), Skirt- Nordstrom Rack (similar), Shoes- Sam Edelman (same style, steal), Necklace- Charming Charlie (similar)


Meet your host for Fabulous Friday, Jennie of A Pocketful of Polka Dots. ∼ Hey y'all, I'm Jennie and I am a 47 year old frugal fashionista! I am mom to two wonderful (and handsome!) sons and one very spoiled Pomeranian. After spending most of my life in black and boring clothes, I now enjoy trying new trends, am a confessed shoeaholic, believe life is too short for boring hair, and never met a polka dot I didn't like. I am also an avid photographer, reader of Jane Austen, Paleo/Primal enthusiast, and lover of DIY. You can follow me here ∼

My favorite look is from Hello Katie Girl. I love the stripes paired with the graphic tee. The mint heels look great too. 


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