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Little Red Sweater

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Sweater: TargetJeans: LC Lauren ConradBoots: Macy’s (similar); Purse: Lauren Ralph LaurenScarf: Target (similar); Watch: Anne Klein

Hi guys! You know when you have your whole day, week, or even month planned out, and then life hits you in the face and you’re like “Oh, yeah. Who was I kidding?” Well, yeah, that’s pretty much what happened to me at the beginning of this month. I had all these great plans and posts for the blog and then Adam and I got really sick and were basically out of commission for two weeks. That combined with a couple other little things, and, well, all my plans went down the drain. But you know, that’s the way life is sometimes, and it’s ok. I’m really trying to schedule my days out so that I can maximize my time, but I’m also trying to take life as it comes and adjust to the unpredictability that it brings sometimes. I think you have to find a good balance between the two in order to stay sane.

But anyway, on to the outfit! Because that’s all we really care about, right? I’ve been wanting a basic, red cable knit sweater for sooo long! I could never find one that was quite right though…until one day I went to Target (of course) and found this one! I (not-so-subtley) took a picture of it and sent it to my dear husband as a “hint, hint” for a Christmas gift. Needless to say I was totally surprised to open it Christmas morning. It’s like he read my mind! I instantly had so many outfits planned in my head for wearing it, and this was one of the first ones. I think you guys know by now how much I adore this read lipstick, which I might have said in a previous post (or two..or three). Those two, paired with a blanket scarf and messy half top knot, made for a great look and feel. Of course, I had to include my favorite girl in this post because…well…look at her. That face kills me! Hope you guys are having a great 2017 so far!

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Preppy Cheetah

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Sweater: Target (similar); Chambray Top: TargetJeans: LC Lauren ConradFlats: PaylessWatch: Anne KleinNecklace: TargetSunglasses: Charming CharlieLipstick: Revlon ColorBurst Matte Balm in “Standout”

Hi there! It’s been a little while, I know. We’ve had some reasonably big changes going on, and I’ll talk about that in tomorrow’s post. Anyway, it feels good to be back with an outfit for you all. Now that the weather’s getting colder and the days are getting shorter, it’s been harder and harder to capture my outfits before the daylight is gone. Luckily, I was able to get a couple shots of this one. It’s one of my new favorites because it combines a little bit of prep with a little bit of casual and makes for a super versatile outfit. I wore it to church, but it’d be great for a casual day at the office, a shopping date with a friend, or you can even swap out the flats for some heeled booties and take it out for date night. I’m a sucker for collared shirts and sweaters, so pairing them together for a casual preppy look was a no brainer. Hope you guys have a great Monday!

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Fall Favorites Under $50

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Sweater / Scarf / Hat / Cardigan /Pants / TunicSkirt

“Fall favorites under fifty.” Say that five times. Fall always resurfaces my shopping itch. I just love the colors, patterns, and styles so much! However, I don’t have all the money in the world to splurge on the beautiful fall pieces I see. So I found some pieces under $50 that I love just as much. I’m hoping to add a couple of them to my wardrobe soon. I also want to go thrifting for some cozy sweaters before the cold weather really hits us. Hope you guys have a great day!

Cold Shoulder Dress

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Dress: Nordstrom Rack (similar); Belt: Kohl’s (similar); Shoes: Dillard’s (similar); Necklace: Target (similar)

I’m just going to start this post by saying I LOVE THIS DRESS! I am a sucker for anything cold shoulder, and the fact that these sleeves are flared and flowy is a total bonus. The material has a smooth feel that was nice and lightweight on the extremely hot day I wore it. I also really love the coloring on this dress because it makes it versatile for any time of the year. You have the dark colors for fall and winter and the brighter floral pattern for spring and summer. The silhouette is also very flattering. I chose to add a belt to make it more form fitting, but you could leave it unbelted for a nice casual feel. If I could buy this dress in a million colors and patterns, I totally would!

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New to Baseball Hats

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Top: H&M (similar); Jeans: LC Lauren ConradShoes: ConverseHat: Victoria’s Secret PINK (similar)

The trend of baseball hats has grown pretty quickly over the last year or so. I love the casual feel they give to any outfit (except the silk gown Rhianna wore with a baseball cap…couldn’t get into that). I pretty much never wear hats, but every time I do, it makes me want to add more to my collection. I’ve been looking up some inspiration for more outfits with baseball hats, and I’ve seen so many that I can’t wait to recreate with my own twist. Happy weekend everyone!

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Thrifted Find

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Dress: Thrifted (similar and similar); Shoes: Marshalls (similar); Watch: Anne KleinNecklace: Old Navy (similar); Belt: Target (similar)

I haven’t been thrifting since about four years ago when I wrote this post. It’s not that I don’t like thrifting, I just never seem to have much luck when I go. About a month ago, Mandi and I went to one of the local thrift stores and I found this dress and was immediately in love. I ended up not buying it at the time, but a couple weeks later we went back on a whim and it was still there! I was so excited and grabbed it as soon as we walked in. I love the colors and pattern on it, but most of all I absolutely adore the cut out in the back and the slight flare in the sleeves. When I first tried the dress on, I knew it would look great in the summer with some wedges or even flip flops. I also think it will look great in the colder months with a pair of tights and knee-high boots. Honestly, I think you could even dress it up a bit with some suede booties and a top knot. Finding this dress gave me some encouragement to try thrifting more often. I actually have some ideas in mind for upcoming blog posts with thrifting so stay tuned!

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Style Rut

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Top: Forever 21 (similar and similar); Skirt: Forever 21 (similar); Shoes: Marshalls (similar); Necklace: Old Navy (similar)

You probably recognize these shoes. They are the exact same as the brown ones I’ve been wearing but in black (obviously). I’ve been rotating them with the brown ones as much as possible. I actually haven’t worn this skirt in forever because I was stuck in one of those styling ruts where it seemed like the skirt didn’t go with anything in my closet. Funny enough, I was trying to style an outfit and told Adam I wanted to wear a skirt and he picked this one and said it would look good with some kind of black shirt. Obviously I was in a MAJOR styling rut since I couldn’t even come up with that myself – cue the eye roll. I’m so in love with this outfit, though, and I want to wear it basically any time I leave my house. I can’t wait to swap out the wedges for some booties when the weather gets cooler, which it’s starting to already! Hope you all had a great week! I’d love to hear any exciting plans you might have for the weekend! I’m super, super, super, super, super (and so many more super’s) excited because I get to see my best friend for the first time in TWO years tomorrow!! AHHHH! Ok, I’m done now.

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