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Friday, April 29, 2016

Friday Finds


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Friday, we meet again! I'll be spending the weekend working on some fun collabs and attending some events with my Thread babes and I'm so excited! Also, who else wants to be where that photo above is? *raises hand*

PRODUCT FINDS

I just got these and can't stop wearing them! Plus, they're only $10!

I keep dreaming of this top.

How CUTE is this for under $10?! #addtocart

This dress is feminine and chic and under $50!


NON-PRODUCT FINDS

Forever a daddy's girl.

Um, YES.

LOVED this springtime look from Katey. Totally something I'd wear.

This sounds delish.


Thursday, April 28, 2016

Running Errands

When it comes to casual weekend style, shorts, a sweatshirt, and some flats are what I want to be wearing. I'm not going to lie and say I'm like Carrie Bradshaw and wear heels to Kroger. That's just not me. Don't get me wrong, I love dressing up and throwing on some heels, but when it comes to everyday, I love me some flats/wedges. This look is a great representation of what you could see me in on a spring weekend when I'm running errands. These shorts are a casual staple for me and these flats are one of the best designer dupes I've ever seen! In fact, I've worn this shorts/shoes combo before, and I clearly can't get enough.











Sweatshirt: TJ Maxx (similar here) // Shorts: Charlotte Russe // Flats: Charlotte Russe (lust version here) // Bag: Gianni Bini (old, affordable bow option here) // Necklace: Stella & Dot

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Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Spring Dresses


I wanted to share some dresses I've had my eye on as of late. In my opinion, spring dresses are always so gorgeous. It makes me so excited for warmer weather and I love seeing what details are trending for this year. I will always love florals for spring (groundbreaking, I know), but more fun patterns have me thinking of vacation. These would be great for spring weddings, events, date night, or girls night out! Also, with Derby coming up, these would be gorgeous options, as well! What are your favorite dresses for spring that can be worn all the way through summer?



Monday, April 25, 2016

Off the Shoulder

I don't know about you, but I love the off-the-shoulder trend (last seen here). I had originally bought this dress for my upcoming trip to Mexico, but I just couldn't wait to wear it! First off, at only $40, the price is hard to beat. Second, it is SO comfortable! Like, one of the most comfortable dresses I own. Paired with some simple heels and bag and a fun pair of statement earrings, this dress is ready to go for any occasion, whether it be a girls night out, a spring/summer date night, or a vacation outfit. I wore a strappy bralette underneath (mostly because I hate strapless bras) and I loved that it gave the illusion that the dress had straps but also that my hair mostly covered them up so it looked truly off the shoulder. Obviously you can opt for strapless for the full effect. You do you, girl!











Dress: Shopbop (only $40, also love this version) // Earrings: Old (love these) // Bag: Forever 21 // Bralette: Nordstrom // Heels: Old (similar here + love these) // Watch: Michael Kors // Bracelets: here + here // Ring: Stella & Dot

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Saturday, April 23, 2016

Weekend Sale Alerts!

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Happy weekend, sweet friends! There are tons of amazing sales going on right now so I thought I'd round them up for you along with some of my favorite featured items! Now is the perfect time to get a jump start on your vacation/summer shopping. Let me know what you scoop up in the comments!


30% off with code SCORE at J.Crew


$25 off every $100 with code 1294 at EXPRESS


Up to 50% off at H&M


30% off with code THANKYOU at Old Navy


Also save:

30% off with code SMILE at Kate Spade

Up to 30% off with code BLOOM at Tory Burch

40% off at Ann Taylor

30% off with code ASAP30 at Madewell

Extra 20% off with code SAVE at Macy's

Friday, April 22, 2016

Friday Finds



Friday, we meet again! Who else cannot believe that April is almost over!? Time is sure flying this year. I have a fun collab I'm working on this weekend as well as spending some QT with family, so I'm excited for both a productive and fun weekend! The weather should be great and I couldn't be any more thrilled that spring is here to stay. Below is what I've been loving this week. Enjoy!


PRODUCT FINDS

Umm...one of EACH please! *all the heart eye emojis*

This dress is absolutely stunning and under $150! Perfect for prom, weddings, date nights!

Love this whole entire look.

These look too comfy!


NON-PRODUCT FINDS

Did you catch Tuesday's post? It's one of my all-time favorites!

Hahaha, yes.

Definitely going to make these soon.

Loved this ladylike look from Megan.


Thursday, April 21, 2016

My Top 5 Favorite Handbags

I've gotten some questions lately from both readers and people in my life on which of my handbags I truly love and recommend. It's no secret that I'm an accessories girl. I'd rather spend a ridiculous amount of money on one pair of shoes than ten tops at Forever 21. I truly invest in handbags and I feel comfortable doing so because I know they'll last me a long time. So, I'm going to share my top 5 favorite handbags I own and why I love them so much. I'm also going to link dupes for each bag, in case you love the style but don't love the price tag! While I love all of my bags, these are just the ones I get the most use of out and truly feel are great investment buys.


1. Chanel Jumbo Flap Bag - I absolutely love my Chanel bag. I got it off the RealReal, which I highly recommend if you're interested in pre-owned designer bags. I had always wanted a Chanel, and since my Prada is black and my Chloe is gray, I figured it was time to invest in a neutral handbag. I searched forever and finally landed on this beauty. The hardware is tortoiseshell, which makes it really unique. This bag will give you a similar look.



2. Prada Saffiano Lux Double Zip Tote - This bag is probably my all-time favorite. This is my "everyday" bag and I've gotten so much wear out of it. This purse also has sentimental meaning, because it was my first truly big ticket item I bought myself after college. So in a weird way, this bag represents success for me. To me, it's totally worth the money and I know I'll love it for years to come! This is a great dupe at a much lower price point.




3. Clare Vivier Leopard Foldover Clutch - Longtime Nines to 5 readers will not be surprised to see this beauty on my list. Funny story about this bag; I had wanted it for so long but never wanted to pay the price for it. So, instead, I bought not one, but THREE leopard dupe bags. Every time a new one arrived, I would sulk that it just wasn't the real thing. I finally caved and am so glad I did. This bag is ultra chic and I always get so many compliments on it. It really goes with so much and the quality is outstanding. If you're like I was and can't quite justify the price, this is a good dupe. But trust me, you'll want the real deal.



4. Chloe Marcie Crossbody Bag - This was another designer item I had been lusting over for a while. I finally pulled the trigger during the Nordstrom anniversary sale and this bag has come to be in heavy rotation for me. The size is just perfect for days when I'm running around and want to be hands free. The grey color is unlike anything I had, so if I ever want a gray bag, this is the only one I reach for. It's cute and classic and has held up great so far. This is a great dupe for under $50!




5. Gigi New York "All in One Clutch" -- This clutch has been a go-to for me on nights out and definitely when my outfit is loud. The white color is perfect and goes with everything. I've carried it a ton and it still looks brand new. I highly recommend this clutch, and it comes in tons of colors! This bag is under $125 and totally worth it. However, if you're looking to get it for less, this is a great dupe under $20!




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Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Flamingos

I wore this skirt last year in a more polished way, but I wanted to bring it back this season with a more fun and casual twist. My style has started veering toward more classic and neutral looks in the last year or so, but this print will always leave a smile on my face. It's so fun for spring and summer and the shape of the skirt is super flattering. Chicwish always has the best skirts! They always fit perfectly and have the most amazing prints.













Skirt: Chicwish // Tee: Madewell // Heels: Halogen // Clutch: Gigi New York // Earrings: Kendra Scott c/o // Jacket: Gap // Ring: Stella & Dot // Sunnies: here

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