Tuesday, February 28, 2017

A capsule wardrobe for mom

My mom asked me to make her a capsule wardrobe.  I thought you guys would be interested in seeing it too. The main colors are gray, navy, pink, mint and purple. She doesn't like skirts so there are just pants and a maxi dress.She doesn't wear sleeveless shirts because she's always cold. There are no bags, shoes, accessories and jewelry because she has a good selection of that already. And every piece is under $50! I'll go through every piece and do some outfit ideas. There's a carousel at the bottom with the pieces in here and similar items.  I picked basic pieces that can easily be mixed and some with great details.
1. Denim Jacket $29.75-49.99   2. Bomber Jacket $29.99   3. Purple Sweater- similar $13.99
4. Gray Cardigan $ 15.99   5. Layered Look Sweater $46.99   6. Mint Striped Shirt $34.50
7. Navy Tunic $35.99     8. Chambray Shirt $19.97  9. Lilac Blouse $12.59  10. Floral Top $16.99
11. Navy Striped Shirt- $3.60  12. Lilac Tee (comes in many colors) - $9.98  13. Blush Strap Tee $29
14.Maxi Dress $21 (sleeveless for $10)  15. Mint Pants (also in a great navy floral) $29
16. Pink Layered Tunic $47.40 (similar for $26.99)   17. Beauty and the Beat Tee $14.99
18. White Jeans with built in sculpting $45 19. Skinny Jeans $32 20. Boyfriend Jeans $30
21. Pink Jeans $30

Possible Combos:
1. Gray Dress and denim jacket
2. Bomber Jacket, pink strap shirt, boyfriend jeans
3. Bomber Jacket, navy stripes and skinny jeans
4. Chambray Shirt, Purple Sweater, White jeans
5. Navy Tunic, Mint Jeans
6. Layered Sweater,pink jeans
7 Grey sweater, lilac blouse, mint jeans
8 Pink Tunic, skinny jeans
9 Navy stripes, mint jeans
10 Pink Strap tee, mint jeans
11 Mint stripes, maxi dress
12 Graphic tee, skinny jeans

I had a lot of fun putting together this capsule. Would you like to see more?


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Saturday, February 25, 2017

February Budget


I got a floral Cassie skirt for $35. I think it'll go with a lot of pieces in my closet. I like how it's a pencil skirt that doesn't draw attention to my stomach. I've linked some floral pencil skirts below.

I did get a few more pieces but I got them for a costume. Since I didn't count my Halloween costume last year, I'm not going to count this one.  I've had a few fun things to do last month and a few next month so I've been spending money on those and not clothes. I think I am going to look for a swimsuit in March. Last summer I waited too long into the season and nothing was available in my size and a style I liked.

Total $35



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Thursday, February 23, 2017

January Play by Sephora Review

January's box was not one of my favorites. One product didn't work for me at all.
Tarte Frxxxtion stick- This is a product that I hadn't heard of before I got it. I was impressed with it. I used it on days I didn't Clarisonic. It's a nice gentle exfoliation. I can see this product being really good for traveling and for putting in a workout bag. $22

Clinque Almost Lipstick in Black Honey- This is a very dark color in the tube but it goes on pretty and sheer. It's a really nice neutral color. I really like how moisturizing it is. $17

Oaui treatment masque- I wasn't wowed by this. It wasn't terrible but I feel like it didn't do anything to my hair. It didn't feel like a mask to me it was very thin so I had to use a lot of product. $32

AmorePacific CC Cushion- This product just didn't work for me. It wasn't near my skin tone. I tried using the darker color to contour but it didn't go either. It does have SPF 50, which is a real plus. $60

Youth to the People Kale + Spinach + Hyaluronic Acid Age Prevention Cream- This was alright for me. I like that it absorbed quickly. I'm not concerned about age prevention right now. It's a good moisturizer but it's not a wow for me.  $48 

I wasn't crazy about this box but I do like the Frxxtion stick and the almost lipstick.

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Leopard and Burgundy

It's been a super mild winter. So it's been nice not having to be bundled up all the time. I wore this look with tights and my work shoes to an event at work. I swapped out the tights and flats for over the knee boots for a date night. I'm really liking the combo of leopard and burgundy.

Shirt- Kohl's (similar), Skirt- Nordstrom Rack (similar), Boots- DSW (exact,steal), Bracelet- Ann Taylor (similar)


Shirt- Kohl's (similar), Skirt- Nordstrom Rack (similar), Boots- DSW (exact,steal), Bracelet- Ann Taylor (similar)
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Saturday, February 18, 2017

Pink Pieces under $50

Even though Valentine's is over I still love pink. I've found some great pink pieces and they are all under $50!
This is an interesting tee. I like how the ruffle carries over from the sleeves. $35
I love a bright pink bag. I use mine a ton. This one has a great color and it's a steal for $19.99.
Pink pants are a great way to add some fun into a business look. This would look great with a white or a bright colored blazer. $27.99
I like the little details in this jacket. It has little lazer cuts. I like that it's dainty but a little tough. $32.90


Thursday, February 16, 2017

Winter Brights

I hope everyone had a good Valentine's day. I had a busy day at work and at night my boyfriend picked us up some takeout. He got me adorable lipstick pajamas. I wore this to a networking group.

Shirt- ThredUp (similar under $10), Pants- JcPenney (exact), Necklace- Charming Charlie (similar), Shoes- Target (Similar), Sweater- Loft (similar)


Shirt- ThredUp (similar under $10), Pants- JcPenney (exact), Necklace- Charming Charlie (similar), Shoes- Target (Similar), Sweater- Loft (similar)
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Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Valentine's Pieces

I wanted to show some cute Valentine's pieces.
These heart pj's are so cute! They look warm too. $24.99
This necklace is a nice touch if you don't like to go all out for Valentine's. The earrings can be worn year round. $20
I love sunglasses. These heart glasses are subtle but make an impact. $18.95
This heart umbrella will make rainy days a little more cheerful. $20.99
I have a heart shaped bag. I love this sequin one too! $23



I just wanted to let you all know that I'll be back posting the Thursday after Valentine's day. Since my business is busy during that time I'm just going to take a few days off. I'll be on Instagram and I'll still be reading blogs.

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Pink and Stripes

I wore this to go see a burlesque show with my friend. Before the show we stopped for dinner and after we got milkshakes and fries. It was a more modern burlesque show then I've seen before. I got this bag back in November I knew it would be perfect for around Valentine's Day. It doesn't hold too much which makes it great for a night out.

Shirt- Old Navy from ThredUp (similar), Skirt- Express from ThredUp (similar), Bag- Charming Charlie's (similar), Bracelet- Forever 21 (similar), Necklace- Charming Charlie (similar), Shoes- Sam Edelman (same style, steal), Tights- Target (similar)

Shirt- Old Navy from ThredUp (similar), Skirt- Express from ThredUp (similar), Bag- Charming Charlie's (similar), Bracelet- Forever 21 (similar), Necklace- Charming Charlie (similar), Shoes- Sam Edelman (same style, steal), Tights- Target (similar)
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