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.
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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Tuesday, March 14, 2017


I wore this to a networking event. I kept it simple with a skirt and dog sweater. I've linked some great animal sweaters below.

Sweater- Loft (similar), Skirt- Loft (similar),Tights- Target (similar),Shoes- Sam Edelman (same style, steal), Ring- Vintage (similar)
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Saturday, March 11, 2017

DSW shoes under $75

It's double points at DSW until March 31st. For every $75 you spend you'll get a $10 off reward. I've rounded up some great shoes for $75 and under. This isn't a sponsored post but I am using affiliate links.
A sale is a good time to refresh your basics. This black pump looks modern with it's thicker heel. $59.95
Leopard print is a neutral to me. Leopard flats have been on my list for a while. And these are a steal for $29.95
These shoes have great detail. This shade of pink is a great color  for year round. And I really like the criss cross details. $49.95
This is an awesome going out shoe. It's super sparkly which is always a plus and it is silver and gold so it'll go with any jewelry. $39.95
This multi-buckle style is so cute. The navy velvet looks great and it goes with so many colors. $49.95

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Tulle in DC

Last week, I went to DC to see the Game of Thrones concert. It was a really great show. We went into the city early to grab dinner and went to a wine bar for a flight of wine before the show. There are lots of great tulle skirts under $25; I'll link some below.

Top- Loft (similar), Skirt- Charlotte Russe (similar), Tights- Target (similar), Shoes- Charming Charlie (similar), Bag- Marc By Marc Jacobs (similar, Steal), Jacket- New York and Company (similar)

Over the weekend I went to an 80s themed fundraiser. I went as rainbow bright. I added a boa as trim to a blue dress and make a quick belt. I used rainbow knee socks as arm warmers.

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Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Mixed Up

I wore this to a work event. I wore my new Cassie skirt. I like having a pencil skirt that doesn't draw attention to my stomach. I like to fold the waistband down. I mixed it with a fun cardigan. I've added a few printed cardigans below.

Top- J. Crew from ThredUp (similar, with sleeves), Skirt- LulaRoe Cassie (similar),Shoes- JcPenny (similar),Sweater- Target (similar)

Top- J. Crew from ThredUp (similar, with sleeves), Skirt- LulaRoe Cassie (similar),Shoes- JcPenny (similar),Sweater- Target (similar)

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Saturday, March 4, 2017


It's time to start looking at swimsuits! I want to get one early this year. Last year I couldn't find one in that I liked and in my size because I waited too long.
I like the cutout on this one. The color is great too! $42.94  before sale. Old Navy is 30% off or 40% off if you pay with an Old Navy card.
I love how retro this swimsuit is and it's afforadable. $39.99
This is one of my favorites. I like the retro style of the bottoms and the little cutout on the top. You can also get black bottoms if you only like a little bit of print. Top $24.99  Bottoms $24.99
You guys know I love sparkles so I love this rhinestone cut out suit. The top would even be great paired with a solid color bottom for a less over the top look. Top $40  Bottoms $37 

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Soft and light

I saw Dita Von Teese last week. She's been on my list of shows to see for a while so when I saw that she was coming nearby I got tickets. I wanted to wear something girly and pretty a bow blouse and a tulle skirt fit the bill for me.It was a fantastic show. It was the best burlesque show I've seen. The group she assembled was awesome!

Top- Loft (similar), Skirt- Charlotte Russe (similar), Shoes- Sam Edelman (same style, steal), Purse- Coach (similar, middle, steal), Sweater- Loft (similar), Lips- NYX Matte Sweet Pink, Ring- Won from Straight A Style, Kendra Scoot (exact)

Top- Loft (similar), Skirt- Charlotte Russe (similar), Shoes- Sam Edelman (same style, steal), Purse- Coach (similar, middle, steal), Sweater- Loft (similar), Lips- NYX Matte Sweet Pink, Ring- Won from Straight A Style, Kendra Scoot (exact)
It's the ShopBop buy more save more sale. I've found some great pieces under $100.

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