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Monthly Archives: February 2017
this overall skirt situation was one of my more random late night online shopping finds. and you’ll never guess where i found it-old navy! for $14! i may never win anything ever, but at least i’m a pro online shopper.
i’m not hating this no-winter winter we’re having. i’ve logged a lot of patio time so far and i don’t plan on stopping any time soon (#basic).
i love all the little details in this outfit.
its a pretty basic outfit formula: sweater, jeans, and boots. but the open back of the sweater, the rips in the jeans, and the pattern of the boots give a basic outfit idea a lot of personality.
also i think its safe to say that i have a boot problem. sorry not sorry?
(image from this post)
is anyone else as desperate for a vacation as i am? i know it hasn’t been THAT long since i was on vacation, but this week i’ve been desperate to get out. if anyone has any cheap vacation ideas, please let me know!!
there are some pretty great presidents day sales going on this weekend, so i plan to do some shopping to lift my spirits.
j.crew: 30% off with the code WEEKEND
my favorite jeans are under $100 (seen here and here), this is such a cute spring dress, so many great swimsuit deals i can’t even narrow down my favorites, the cutest striped turtleneck, love these aviators, classic new balances in a great color, my favorite iPhone 6 cases for less than $10, one of my favorite shirts i own, so in love with this cami (and so mad i ruined mine after new years)
target: 25% off apparel and shoes with cartwheel
obsessed with these slides that sort of look like my dream hermes pair, love these mesh insert leggings, i’m all about a striped jumpsuit, the bell sleeves on this sweater are perfect, every single swimsuit, my favorite pajamas ever (i have them in two colors)
free people: 25% off select styles + free shipping
my favorite bralette is 2 for $30 (such an amazing deal!!), i want this top in every color, i love the pattern on this off the shoulder dress, a patriotic tank for less than $20, this open back t-shirt is in my cart, classic skinny jeans for less than $50, looooove the heel on these boots, this ring set is darling
other great sales:
macy’s: extra 20% off + free shipping at $49
old navy: up to 50% off storewide + 30% off your order
gap: up to 40% off storewide + 25% off your order
nordstrom rack: extra 25% off clearance
nordstrom: up to 40% off with their winter sale
banana republic: 40% off your purchase
ASOS: 20% off with the code PREZ20
you can just never go wrong with jeans and a t-shirt. the cut of this t-shirt is so flattering and a great staple to have in your closet for those days you just don’t know what to wear-which for me happen every single day. its a shame this shirt doesn’t come in multiple colors; i’d have a whole throw on and go arsenal.
ps: i highly recommend checking out the entire fairchild line (here or here). every piece is BEAUTIFUL. i only own this shirt and this star top, but i’ve got my eyes on this moto jacket, this blazer, this knit dress, and this embroidered blouse.
i know what you’re all thinking.
i teach preschool, why would i ever spend THAT much money on a pair of boots?
well, i’ll tell you:
- i’ve literally been thinking about the lowland boots for two years nonstop. i’ve even had more than one dream about them i love them that much.
- i’ve tried on multiple pairs of dupes that looked and felt cheap, but that didn’t necessarily have a cheap price tag. i’m just not going to spend $200 on a cheap pair of boots that i would have to replace in a year. i also considered buying a pair pre owned from poshmark or eBay, but i couldn’t find a pair in decent condition for less than $500, and paying that much for a pair of worn shoes seems crazy to me.
- i follow many MANY bloggers that own these boots, and every one of them says that the stuart weiztman boots last a lifetime. they are truly a timeless investment.
- the specific pair i bought (the trio) are a unique twist on the classic lowland style that seemingly every blogger has. when i saw them marked down 40% on christmas day, i started really considering taking the plunge.
- YOLO and treat yo’self. though a very immature reason, its a good one. my husband and my dear alice both brought up the fact that this is a big purchase no matter the circumstances and that i’m always going to struggle with wanting them versus wanting to drop that kind of cash on them so i might as well just go for it and enjoy the shoes.
- biting the bullet and in investing these boots has helped me really consider every purchase i make and think about my closet as a long term investment, rather than just a place to hold the products of my retail therapy.
i feel like i’ve truly invested in my closet and myself with this beautiful pair of boots (i know that sounds dumb), and i don’t expect anyone to really understand it. however, if you do get it and you’re ever wanting to make a large purchase like this, i will be more than happy to help you pro/con it and search for the best deal 🙂
(marty and i dancing at my cousin’s wedding last may)
at the end of last week when i was trying to plan out blog posts for this week, i thought to myself, “this will be easy. i’ll just shoot an outfit and then do a valentines gift guide.” said the girl that has never really celebrated and/or cared about valentines day. when you are awkward for the majority of your life, you quickly learn not to really care about valentines day outside of the box of chocolate your dad buys you every year. that being said, i did my best to come up with a valentines gift “guide” of sorts without any actual knowledge or experience giving gifts on valentines day.
our valentines plans will probably involve taco bell and krispy kreme, so if you wanna steal that idea you’re more than welcome to it. if you are into gift giving, i think i have some pretty solid suggestions below, if i do say so myself.
tie bar gift box-includes ties, bow ties, pocket squares, and socks; the new york times 36 hours book (a great gift and a great way to passive aggressively suggest a getaway), cool nikes, engraved flask, comfy robe, sunglasses, his favorite album on vinyl
concert tickets (ariana grande is in nashville on valentine’s and reba is at the ryman the day after), a classic watch, pearl earrings, “i tolerate you” sweatshirt (its funny because its true), custom date keychain, a fun dress, rose all day candies
we’ve all seen (and related to) that saying on instagram, “when an outfit looks cute in my head but when i put it on i look like a potato.” i touched on it a little in this post, but i’ve been feeling majorly uninspired lately (still working on that resolutions post-whoops), and i’m just not loving ANYTHING i put on my body. however, when i got dressed yesterday morning, i actually loved what i had come up with. i got these nikes from the net-a-porter final clearance sale for something like $50, and i cannot describe how much i love them. I LOVE THEM. they’re so comfortable, so unique, and they’re definitely helping me through my style rut.
photos by lauren dickens