Monday, September 30, 2013

Just another lazy Monday

Mondays are by far my most lazy day when I am getting dressed.
After 25 years of life, you would think that I would begin to anticipate that Monday comes after Sunday, but I never seem to quite make that connection.
Monday morning always hits me like a ton of bricks- thrown at my face.

Luckily, dresses exist and they are a quick way to get dressed on lazy Mondays.
Throw on a dress and a necklace & you are done! 

Dress: Target (very recent, on clearance)

What is everyone else's lazy Monday cure?

Sunday, September 29, 2013

The story of my $8 Phillip Lim purse

For weeks I have been watching everyone on blogland post about their 3-1 Phillip Lim purchases at Target.
I've window shopped online a few times and one time this little baby made its way into my imaginary cart.
However, like all online window shopping experiences go, the shopping ended when I hit that little red exit in the corner and carried on with life. 

I was at Target today and, like all good Target trips, I ended up browsing through the purses. 
As I was looking through some clearance purses, my eyes drifted to the purse I remembered from my online experience, but I instantly assumed it was just placed in the clearance section by mistake and kept walking.
15 seconds later, my natural curiosity kicked in and I slowly reversed.
I held my breath as I flipped over the price tag; confident that there would be no red tag.
I literally squealed when I saw the red tag and when I saw the price, I squinted my eyes and looked closer; surely I was reading the tag wrong and this $45 purse wasn't on sale for $8.

While checking out, the cashier loudly gasped at the tag and I thought she was going to tell me that the purse had been terribly mismatched.
But she didn't. She simply rang it up and we both watched as $8.76 popped up on the screen.
After lots of oohing and aahing from her and other employees, I was told that online items are marked down when returned to stores because there is no place for them.
I was also told that deals like this are not rare and that in fact, the grey one has popped up a few times in the last couple of weeks.
Moral of the story?

Run to Target. Every Target. And go every day.

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Friday, September 27, 2013

Doing some shopping this weekend?

Make sure to stop by Express for their semi-annual clearance sale.
30% off clearance.

Helpful hint: When shopping clearance,  make sure that you are buying things you can continue to wear in the upcoming season. Pay close attention to colors and the upcoming temperatures in your area. 

Here's some of my favorites for fall. (click the price to go to the link)

Crew Neck Graphic Tee: $10.49 (after discount) (also available in other animals)

Leather & Peplum? Hello fall! $20.99

Super cute leopard tee $13.99

Lion Crest Tee  $6.99

What items did you find? 

Have a great weekend, lovies!

Thursday, September 26, 2013

"I could never pull that off"

When people tell me "I could never pull that off" it makes me sad.
I think pulling something off is about confidence and attitude
& it makes me sad that people think they can't pull off certain combinations.
People said this several times today about my outfit & every time I responded with "oh stop".
& I meant it.
Stop thinking that you can't pull something off, stop admiring outfits from afar.
Start wearing things that you want to wear. Start mixing those patterns and trying on colors.
I double-dog-dare you to.

Perfectly Coutured
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Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Comfy work pants.

Yesterday I spent the best $11 I have ever spent on these "work" pants.
The quotation marks exist because I felt like I was doing something wrong all day by wearing them.
I was sure I was breaking a dress code, somewhere.

I literally tried to hide as I walked in the office behind the director, but was surprised when she noted how much she loved them.
Work pants that are fashionable, comfy, and outside-of-work wearable?
Yep, best $11 ever.

Shirt: Old Navy (similar here)
Pants: Target (in stores, on sale) (similar here)
Heels: GoJane 
Necklace: Forever 21 (find here) (& similar here)

Would your dress code allow for these pants? 

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Saving Money with eBay

I haven't mentioned it yet, but Donnie & I have recently started the Dave Ramsey Cash Plan system. We are still going through the course, so this is still a huge adjustment for both of us. While I don't spend an obnoxious amount of clothes, I do spend at least $100-$300/month & I am going to attempt to significantly drop that. One way I currently save a lot of money is by utilizing eBay to buy statement necklace or trendy/statements necklaces. Sometimes I really love trendy pieces, but full price is usually too much for something that is seasonal.

For example, these Charlotte Olympia Cat-Face Flats are adorable.
But they are $595.
Over at eBay, you can find these for $11.99 + $7.99 for shipping.
Not the exact same, but close enough for me!

Have you seen that fan necklace floating all over blogland? It's $5.99 plus free shipping here
Or what about a classic, black statement necklace? $4.00 plus free shipping here

Take a stroll over to ebay and search for statement necklaces or your favorite trendy pieces to see if you can find a more cost effective price.

Did you find any gems to share with others?? Post below!

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Monday, September 16, 2013

Getting ready in a hurry

If I don't plan my outfit the night before, mornings can be somewhat rough.
I love my sleep. And I eliminate things so that I can hit snooze.
For example: "I will just put my hair in a bun... Snooze." Alarm goes back off 5 minutes later: "I will wear a necklace and a tee shirt... Snooze."
Once again, this Kohls elbow tee saved the day (my last post I talked about how much I love it).

Recipe for lazy morning dressing= statement necklace, tee shirt, simple skirt, and any shoes you can grab on the way out the door.

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Friday, September 13, 2013

My New Favorite Tees.

I am in love with the longer sleeves of this tee.
They are casual, yet dressy- and multi purpose is something I strive for.
To be honest, I love everything about this shirt; it's soft, loose, and just classic.
I wore this shirt to work with the blue H&M ankle pants, but put on jeans before heading into our Dave Ramsey class at night. So easily converted- it's insane!
Run to Kohls and buy one in every color.

Shirt: Kohls on sale here
Pants: H&M (old)// similar
Jeans: Forever 21 here
Flats: from Izmir, Turkey (but I receive so many compliments that I may do a DIY)
Necklace: forever 21 here

What do you guys think? Are you a fan of the longer, elbow sleeves?


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Thursday, September 12, 2013

1 shirt, 4 ways

I love this black gingham shirt.
And I love that I can wear it to work, shopping, or on date night.
Here is the shirt 4 different ways.
Find the shirt on sale here (target)

Option 1: 
White Lace Skirt (old)
Necklace (old) (similar)
Teal Flats: h&m

Option 2:
Sweater: Old Navy, on sale for $10 here
Flats: Old Navy, on sale here

Option 3:
Pants: Ross
Shoes: Ross
Necklace: Groopdealz

Option 4: 
Skirt: Ross
Sweater: Walmart 
Shoes: Ross

Which is your favorite??
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