Saturday, December 9, 2017

Holiday under $100

I love holiday items! I have a fun Christmas sweater and a little elf dress. I also like to wear Christmas jewelry. I've found some fun holiday pieces all under $100 with most below $50.
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Thursday, December 7, 2017

Statement Sleeves

This is a simple look. I wore this to a tasting event. It was at a nice place so I wore a statement sweater. I got the sweater and pants on Black Friday. The pants are on sale for $20. The sweater is sold out so I'm going to link some similar options. I love the sleeves on the sweater and it has a little bit of glitter in it too.


Sweater- New York and Company (similar), Pants- New York and Company (exact), Shoes- DSW (similar), Earrings- Charming Charlie (similar)


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Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Pink and Gray

I had a crazy week last week. I was preparing for a huge festival over the weekend. I even spent my day off in the shop getting stuff made. So now it's time to show you what I wore for Thanksgiving. It was a nice day out so I just layered a jean jacket over a sweater for when it got chilly.

Sweater- Macy's (cashmere, steal), Jacket- JCPenney (similar), Shoes- DSW (exact), Tights- Target (similar), Bracelet- Charming Charlie (similar), Necklace- Hot Topic (similar)

Sweater- Macy's (cashmere, steal), Jacket- JCPenney (similar), Shoes- DSW (exact), Tights- Target (similar), Bracelet- Charming Charlie (similar), Necklace- Hot Topic (similar)
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Saturday, November 25, 2017

Easy Ways to Shop Small and Local for the Holidays and Year Round

Happy Small Business Saturday! I got some good deals on Black Friday. As a small business owner, Small Business Saturday is important to me. I'm going to talk about easy ways to shop small and local. Small Businesses have a personal touch and usually unique items.
Gifts- Hostess and out of town gifts are some easy way to shop local. Check out your local boutiques for unique items. Some easy hostess gifts are wine and chocolates. If you have out of town guests, getting something from a local boutique that is unique to your area is a great way to introduce your guest to your area; something like that is also good for people that have moved away from your area.

Wine and Beer- Alchol is an easy popular gift. My state has so many wineries and breweries. If you are getting wine for dinner, why not try a local wine? Visiting the winery or brewery is a fun activity. Many allow you to take a picnic and make a day of it and it's an awesome way to get a sampling and find something you may not have tried on your own. I love going to wine tastings.

Food- While you're out shopping for gifts try a local spot for lunch. If your taking your friends out to dinner for the holidays try a local spot. You may find a hidden gem. I love my local Indian place so much I had my birthday there!

Clothing- You may have a local boutique that has interesting pieces or a consignment shop. I got a great pair of jeans from my local boutique.

Online- There are plenty of online small businesses. Etsy is also a great way to find handmade items.

How do you shop small?
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Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Navy and Green

I died my hair yesterday. I cut it last week. I really like the color but I think next time I want to go a little more purple. These pants have a little bit of tummy control in them and they come in short so I didn't have to hem them.

Pants- Macy's (exact), Sweater- Macy's (similar, v-neck), Shoes- Target (similar), Bracelet- (similar)



Pants- Macy's (exact), Sweater- Macy's (similar, v-neck), Shoes- Target (similar), Bracelet- (similar)
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Saturday, November 18, 2017

Gits for the Girl Boss under $25

These are some gifts for the lady business owner. They are all under $25. You could do a few together for a little grab bag or add some to another gift.

Year of Yes by Shonda Rhimes- This is a memoir you can learn from. Shonda tells the story of how her sister told her, "You never say yes to anything," and how that changed her perspective. $8.26


Wallet Phone Case- These are great. I keep some extra business cards in them that way I won't be without one if I need it. They are also get for a night out they'll fit even in a tiny purse.


Cute Pens- I love having cute office supplies. There's a pen for every personality.

Notebooks- I'm a pen and paper kinda girl. I love having notebooks for to-do lists and for writing down goals.
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Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Elephants and Emerald

I wore this to run some errands. My mom said I looked to nice for Costco but I wear leggings and tees to work so whenever I'm not at work I like to look nice.

Sweater- JcPenney (similar, more animal sweaters below), Skirt- ThredUp (similar), Tights- Target (similar), Shoes- DSW (exact), Necklace- Charming Charlie (similar)


Sweater- JcPenney (similar, more animal sweaters below), Skirt- ThredUp (similar), Tights- Target (similar), Shoes- DSW (exact), Necklace- Charming Charlie (similar)
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Sunday, November 5, 2017

Sephora Sale Picks

The Sephora sale starts on the 10th. Here are some of my picks. Some I've tried and some I haven't.
Nars x Man Ray Lipstick and Blush set- Orgasm is my go to blush and I've been wanting to try the lipstick shade so this is a good set to get both. $24
Boscia Pore Pudding- I love this mask. I feel like it gets deep into my skin but doesn't dry out my skin. $38
Smashbox Always on Liquid Lipstick- I only have one color of this but I love the applicator and it has great staying power. $24
Be Legendary Liquid Metal Mini- I've been wanting to try this formula and this sampler set has great colors in it.  $ 22
Modern Renaissance Palette- I've had this palette for a while and it has become my go-to. I use it almost everyday. You can get neutral looks and bolder looks. $42
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Thursday, November 2, 2017

Green and burgundy

I wore this to my business group and a ribbon cutting. The ribbon cutting was way fancier than I thought it would be. There was live music and a red carpet. I made this summer dress work for fall by pairing it with a cozy sweater.



This necklace came from my Sparkle Hustle Grow subscription.
Sweater- Macy's (similar), Dress- Back East Boutique (similar,steal, longsleeve), Shoes- DSW (exact), Necklace- Wristicuffs
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Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Mustard under $100

Mustard is one of my favorite fall colors. Here's a few pieces and they are all under $100.
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Thursday, October 26, 2017

Ruffles and Stripes

I wore this to my business group. I've been wearing these two pieces a lot but this is the first time I put them together.

Shirt- ThredUp (similar), Skirt- ThredUp (similar), Shoes- DSW (exact), Bracelet- Vintage (similar new, similar vintage)


Shirt- ThredUp (similar), Skirt- ThredUp (similar), Shoes- DSW (exact), Bracelet- Vintage (similar new, similar vintage)
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Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Stripes and Gingham

I had a great weekend. One of my best friend's got married and I had a blast at the wedding. I wore a tux and got my hair done in Leia buns. I wore this outfit a week ago to hang out with my grandma.


Shirt- Thrift (similar), Skirt- Macy's (similar), Shoes- DSW (similar), Necklace- Amazon (similar)



Shirt- Thrift (similar), Skirt- Macy's (similar), Shoes- DSW (similar), Necklace- Amazon (similar)
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Monday, October 16, 2017

What to Wear to a Fall Wedding under $100

I've got a crazy week this week, two big shows and one of my best friend's is getting married! Next week I'll be back with my regular outfit posts. Today I'm showing a lot of dresses that are perfect to wear to a fall wedding, from casual to formal. All the dresses are under $100!


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Thursday, October 5, 2017

Green

Green and navy is such a fun combo. I really like these shoes. Some may say it's not flattering but I like having fun shoes.


Dress- ThredUp (similar, similar long sleeves), Shoes- DSW (exact), Bag- Coach (similar,steal), Earrings- Back East Boutique(similar)
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Tuesday, October 3, 2017

End of Summer

It's fall but we had a day that still felt like summer so I thought I'd wear my summery printed skirt one more time. I paired it with hot pink.

Shirt- JcPenney (similar), Skirt- J. Crew Factory (exact, tunic, top, dress), Shoes- Sam Edelman (same style, steal), Purse- Coach (steal), Earrings- Back East Boutique (similar)


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Saturday, September 30, 2017

Fall Wishlist under $50

I've been working on weight loss. I'm down 7 pounds and I'm really excited. I felt bad in my clothes so I did 2 orders from Thred Up for some clothing and went to the thrift store. So I'm sort of working with a capsule wardrobe somethings still fit and look nice. There are a few items that I want for fall and just in general. I also don't want to spend a lot since hopefully these items won't fit next fall so everything is under $50.



Navy Pants- A lot of the clothes I got are green and pink so navy is a great neutral for that. These Alfani pants are a front runner they come in short length and they have a little tummy control.


Jacket- A good fall jacket is important for me. I wear a lot of sleeveless tops and dresses so a jacket can help change up the look. I do a lot of networking and I don't always want to take a sweater. I feel like the striped blazer would go with most of my items but I've been wanting a brown leather jacket for a while.
   Statement Sleeves- This is the most trendy piece of the list. I've tried on a few tops with dramatic sleeves but I felt like they overwhelmed me. I think what will be key for me is to keep the shirt fitted and the sleeves pretty fitted until it reaches the end.

  
White blouse- This is such a simple item that I really like having in my wardrobe.

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Thursday, September 28, 2017

Throwback Thursday

I can't find my camera cord so today I'm posting a few of my favorite outfits from last late summer and early fall. I always like color so I hope this will inspire you to take some of your favorite colorful pieces into fall. You can shop similar pieces using the widgets below. I've linked steal and splurges for some items. The pink and green pants are the exact and are under $20.










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Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Renaissance Fair Mermaid

Every year for one of my friend's birthday we go to the Renaissance fair. I always like to put together a different costume for each trip. This year a lot of our group were mermaids. I wanted to do a rose gold/ pink look.I got this skirt from Amazon, make sure you check the size chart and it can be made to your measurements. I wanted to do something temporary to the hem because I wasn't sure if I want it hemmed for flats or heels. I used safety pins to do a temporary pick-up in the skirt. It made it shorter and added a little volume to the bottom to look more like a tail.

Skirt- Amazon (exact), Bag- Sleepyville Critters (exact, backpack version,crab) Bra- Handmade (similar), Earrings- Mom's (similar starfish, similar crab),Hairclips- Handmade (Similar
Some girls wore a bathing suit top, I went with a bra because I wanted to add shells and rhinestones and I wanted support for all day. So I got a $7 bra from Target and embellished it. It held up pretty well. The only issue was the bead straps the glue doesn't like to move around so I had to keep those attached with safety pins.

Skirt- Amazon (exact), Bag- Sleepyville Critters (exact, backpack version,crab) Bra- Handmade (similar), Earrings- Mom's (similar starfish, similar crab),Hairclips- Handmade (Similar)  I get commission for purchases or clicks made through links in this post.
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