Friday, September 30, 2016

September Budget

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Blush Tassel Dress and Spotlight Weekly Linkup

Blush tassel dress, lace up snakeskin heels, grey envelope clutch, black moto jacket,
Dress-c/o Makemechic (I sized up to a M, but didn't need to) | Jacket-c/o thredUP (save, splurge) | Heels-DSW (savesplurge) | Clutch-DSW (savesplurge) | Necklace-Stella & Dot (similarsimilar
This blush tassel dress from Makemechic says summer to me, but it can easily transition to fall, too. Blush is a season-less color to me. It's pastel shade compliments floral prints in spring. For summer, it looks good with brights and other pastels. In fall, it compliments the darker jewel tones. And in winter it helps to lighten up and feminize darker colors like grey and black. By pairing this dress with darker colors while still showing a little skin, it transitions effortlessly to cooler weather! 

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Olive Dress 2 Ways & Confident Twosday Linkup

I've recently fallen for olive! It's such a huge color for fall. With my recent olive button up top I've been looking for more ways to add olive to my closet. For under $20, this swing dress is perfect! It's made of a soft jersey fabric and I am very partial to the darker olive shade. This dress is easily styled in multiple ways for fall and I am showing you two today. I've actually already worn the first version twice! Just a note on sizing, I sized up one size for length to a medium, but the fit is true to size. 

Monday, September 26, 2016

3 Gift Ideas for Hard to Buy For Friends & Family

Some people I know are gifted at gift-giving. Seriously. They find the most unique, coolest items. For me, it can be so hard to think of ideas for some of my friends and family. So when I come across great ideas, I always add them to a list on my phone of gift ideas. It's so helpful to refer back to the list whenever I need an idea. Here are 3 great gift ideas for friends or family:

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Layered Chambray Top and Maxi Dress

Printed maxi dress with chambray over top, gold sandals, Tory Burch tote
Top-c/o SheIn (savesplurge) | Dress-c/o White Plum (save, splurge) | Sandals-Target (savesplurge) | Tote-Tory Burch (savesplurge) | Watch-c/o JORD | Necklace-inherited (savesplurge) | Bracelets-(similarsimilar)

I had this outfit planned since this weekend when we took a few outfit photos and I was looking forward to wearing this outfit! Since I don't own a maxi skirt, threw on a chambray top over one of my maxi dresses to emulate a skirt and I love the result. The top of this dress is a tad low cut and fits snugly so it wasn't something I was always comfortable wearing. By adding a chambray over top, it make the whole outfit more casual and disguises the top part of the dress. Have you ever worn a dress as a skirt?

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Barcelona Cami for Fall and Confident Twosday Linkup

Pink Barcelona cami, navy cardigan, printed blue pants, gold sandals, blue Clare V. clutch
Top-Express (savesplurge) | Cardigan-souvenir (savesplurge) | Pants-JCP (savesplurge) | Sandals-Target (savesplurge) | Bag-Clare V. c/o thredUP (savesplurge) | Watch-c/o JORD

Last week I showed you this gorgeous cami I picked up from Express a few weeks ago. I had it styled with shorts, but this time I am pairing it with printed pants and a cardigan for a more work appropriate look. Brighter colors can work year round especially when paired with darker colors to make it feel more appropriate for fall or winter. And if you need any convincing that printed pants are versatile, see these pants with a pink sweaterblush topivory sweatercamel cardiganbeige toplace top, green sweater, and white button up. The cost per wear on these is making me quite confident about my purchase! 

Monday, September 19, 2016

Hope Is the Thing With Feathers

blue striped top, light blue scuba skirt, lace up sandals, Tory Burch tote
Top-JCP (save, splurge) | Skirt-ifchic (savesplurge) | Sandals-Sammydress (savesplurge) | Tote-Tory Burch (savesplurge) | Necklace-won (savesplurge
"Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul and sings the tune without the words and never stops at all," by Emily Dickinson. That is what my necklace reads. I actually won it a few years ago and didn't wear it much, but recently I've been pulling it out more. It's serves as a reminder that even when the going is tough, there is always hope. Thinking about hope keeps us all positive and looking forward to the future. A positive attitude and positive mindset can move mountains. It helps you handle stress better and helps to keep things in perspective. So my wish for you today is to stay hopeful and positive no matter what this Monday throws at you!