Monday, December 16, 2013


I know leather pants have been around for a long time now, but I still love how versatile and luxe they make any outfit look. I put together two looks, one for a party and one for the weekend that both embody my style. And somehow both looks are black and white, which also happens to be one of my favorite color combinations.

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A simple tee and ankle boots are the perfect way to keep leather pants casual on the weekend. I'm a huge fan of simple jewelry so a pair of stud earrings are enough for this look.

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I recently ran across a fur infinity scarf at Charming Charlie for only $20 (check your local store) but resisted the urge to buy it. Now I feel like I need to go back and get it because I had a hard time finding one online for this post. I think it would be such a great piece for this time of year. I paired it with a simple white tee and sequin jacket above but I think it would look great with a blazer, a plaid button down shirt, a sequin shell top, etc. There are so many different options!

Have a great day!

Monday, December 9, 2013

March Wedding

Dress, earrings (sold out), necklaceclutch, heels

I'll be attending a wedding the day before my due date. I ordered the above dress in coral several months ago and thought I would have plenty of room to grow in it as it was quite baggy at the time. I just tried it on this weekend and it was too small. So I think I will alter it and save it for when I return to my pre-pregnancy size because it is too pretty (and it's too late to send it back). I decided to order the same dress in a different color and this is pretty much the look I will be wearing in March. I'm crossing my fingers that it still fits in 12 weeks. 

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

'Tis the Season to Save

Yesterday I shared a couple of budget-friendly buys in the earring and cosmetic department. I'm branching out a little today and sharing some great priced bags, shoes, and sunglasses. I know most of you have people to shop for this season, but these finds are too great to pass up for yourself. I feel like if you shop smart, you can still add a few things here and there to your wardrobe without breaking the bank.

Left to right from top: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6

I tried to find bags in the $40 and under department. I was pleasantly surprised to find some for under $10!

Left to right from top: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6

I've never let myself pay more than $20 for a pair of sunglasses. I've lost a few over the years and have had some broken thanks to my sons. With cute sunglasses for $6 and $7, how can I go wrong?

Shoes on a budget
Top to bottom starting left: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8

I'm not a big fan of boots in the winter (I will wear them) because heels are my absolute favorite. However, being 27 weeks pregnant, I have been wearing flats a bit more because it's just easier.

Have a great day! Get shopping!

Monday, December 2, 2013

Favorite Things, On a Budget

Lately I've tried to be conscious about what I'm spending on myself. Being a fashion blogger, it is sometimes hard to reel in the spending. There are always so many new trends and one would probably become broke if they indulged in every single trend that came their way. Well, at least I would.

Earrings clockwise from top: 1, 2, 3, 4

Stud earrings are definitely my favorite type of earring. Being a mom to two little boys (and soon to be one more baby), I have found myself gravitating toward studs more often because of the safety factor. I don't think I want long earrings being ripped out anytime soon. Forever 21 is my favorite place to shop for stud earrings. They are priced so well (most are under $5!) and believe it or not, they hold up. I've been wearing F21 earrings for years now and I have yet to break or lose one.


I definitely like to branch out and try new cosmetics from time to time but when the budget is tight, there are certain things that I have to have. I love Botanics eye make-remover and it has become my all-time favorite. It is organic, moisturizing, and one tube has lasted me a year and a half. You can't beat that.

I try new mascaras all the time but you can't beat a $2 tube of mascara. It may not be the most creamy formula out there but it definitely gets the job done and I don't feel like I have tarantula lashes when I use it.

I've been using Almay liquid liner for years. It took some getting used to since I used to be a pencil liner person but I will never go back to having to sharpen a pencil. It seems to last a really long time and for $6.50, it's a steal.

I'm a huge lip balm snob. Nothing has worked for me until I discovered Aquaphor (check any drug store). My lips are forever chapped and it is the only thing that has healed my flaky lips.

I hope you all had a great Thanksgiving and have a great week to come. I will try to have an outfit post up for you soon!