Easy Breezy Summer Look – OOTD

Cardigan (similar) : Forever 21   |  Shorts : Charlotte Russe  |  Shoes  : Charlotte Russe  |

|  Tank Top : H&M  |

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Happy hump day everyone! I hope you’re all doing well and hope your week is flying by as fast as mine is! I put this outfit together for a little get together this past weekend and just had to share it with you all. I love this cardigan SO much. I try and get as much wear out of it as I possibly can (with the bold pattern, it gets quite difficult). It’s such a light piece that I don’t mind wearing it in the hotter months but it’s a nice change of pace from just the everyday tanks and tees. I paired it with this simple black tank and ripped denim shorts. The shorts certainly help the cardigan seem more summer appropriate and make the look more casual. You could definitely mix your shoe selection up with this outfit. I opted for these heeled booties to dress it up a bit; but, this outfit will look just as good with a decorative sandal as well. This was absolutely perfect for a fun night out with friends!

Leave me a comment below telling me how you change up your traditional summer outfits!

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Who Says Pants Aren’t Made For Summer?

Top (similar) : Forever 21   |  Bottoms : Charlotte Russe  |  Shoes  : Kohls  |

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I’ve been so excited to share this outfit post with you guys. I’m absolutely obsessed with these pants! I saw them on the Charlotte Russe website and ordered them immediately. I’m so glad that I did because they work with so many occasions and tops. I’ll definitely getting good use of these this summer! On this day, my husband and I were still in beautiful Jamaica. I thought this outfit would be perfect for a romantic dinner on the beach. It was absolutely the perfect outfit to transition into the night. The extra fabric makes it perfect to drape over your legs if you get cold but aren’t stuffy. I highly recommending checking these out! I’m hoping to see this style more and more in stores so I can get my hands on some more!

Leave me a comment below and tell me if you’re loving the split leg pants as much as I am!
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Beach-side Drinks

Top (similar) : Forever 21   |  Shorts : Charlotte Russe  |  Shoes  : Poshmark  |

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Really wish I could be spending this Memorial Day weekend enjoying drinks out over the open ocean but these memories will have to suffice! I could think of no better outfit for exploring the resort than an off the shoulder cropped top and some denim shorts. Both pieces allow you to wear your swimsuit inconspicuously underneath without taking away from the outfit. I love this top and it has been in my wardrobe arsenal for years. It was originally from Victoria’s Secret and it has held up through the years beautifully. I’ll link a similar one in this post.

Leave me a comment below letting me know if you have a favorite outfit to hide your swimsuit!

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Warm Weather On The Horizon

| Top (similar) : Charlotte Russe  |  Shorts : Charlotte Russe  |

|  Shoes  : Charlotte Russe  |

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Are you guys sick of fashion posts yet? I hope not! These are some of my favorite posts to write. With summer right around the corner, I’ve started to break out all my cute summer pieces. These shorts were in fact a new purchase that I have in mind for my honeymoon but wanted to be sure to test them out before we left. They are SUPER comfortable and I’m loving them. Another thing I’m loving, off the shoulder pieces. I’ve noticed that I’ve slowly been transitioning my whole wardrobe to off the shoulder haha! I may need to slow it down a bit but a cute off the shoulder piece is hard to resist!

Leave me a comment below and tell me what your favorite off the shoulder piece is in your wardrobe!
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Nights In Navy

| Dress : Z Supply   |  Boots : Charlotte Russe  |

|  Jacket  : Charlotte Russe  |

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Spring in the Midwest is always a gamble on weather. I always find it the hardest weather transition of the year for some reason. For nights out on the town, it’s always difficult to gauge what amount of layers will suffice. That’s why I love this combination. The over the knee boots let me wear a dress without exposing too much leg (as freshly shaved legs are no friend to cold weather). This dress is actually sleeveless so I can wear my lightweight leather jacket without sweating to death. This dress is amazing. The material is so comfortable and I love the draped neckline. It’s no secret that I’ve been obsessing over navy lately so this dress is a total package for me (sadly it’s no longer available in this color). The color is amazing, soft fabric, amazing shape (tight enough to show curves but loose enough to not show any unwanted curves). AMAZING!

Leave a comment down below and let me know how you dress for the winter-spring transition!

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Wedding Season Has Sprung

| Dress : JC Penny   |  Shoes : Charlotte Russe  |  Necklace  : Target  |

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The first of many wedding this year! It’s definitely going to be a crazy busy summer with all the many weddings we have on our plate. But, my favorite part, it also means some great outfit posts are coming your way! This outfit seemed perfect for this early spring afternoon and I’m definitely glad I went light on the layers. (Always fun dressing for the chaotic Midwest weather!) It was great to see that our nasty Midwest weather warmed up for the occasion! It was a beautiful day and we are so happy for our good friends to begin their lives together. It was a gorgeous setting and a very fun day!

Sadly, the pieces in this outfit have been in my wardrobe for quite some time but I’ve found some very close dupes. I actually prefer the new necklace I found for this outfit haha! Be sure to check it out. 🙂

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Cocktails Taste Better On Rooftops

| Body Suit (similar) : Charlotte Russe   |  Jeans : Charlotte Russe  |

|  Jacket  : Charlotte Russe  |  Necklace  : Forever 21  |Shoes  : Charlotte Russe  |

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We took a work ladies night out to celebrate a great first quarter and did it in the only acceptable fashion: rooftop cocktails. I’ve thoroughly missed drinking outdoors. I’m so over this long winter and ready for some sunshine! However, high powered heaters make rooftops a little more tolerable! It was a wonderful time getting to get to know all my coworkers more outside of the office and the view was fantastic. This lovely red cocktail is called “The Traveler” and OMG it was so good! Their food was just as amazing and such a relaxed atmosphere. I would’ve never considered going out to a hotel’s restaurant/bar but I’m so glad we tried it. Great start to the weekend!

Comment below and tell me what your favorite place to enjoy a good cocktail is!
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Date Night Blush OOTD

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Body Suit : Charlotte Russe   |  Jeans : Charlotte Russe  |  Shoes  : Macy’s  |

|  Bralette  : Target  |  Coat  : Charlotte Russe  |

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Last week, my Valentine’s night consisted of hubby making me dinner and just spending some quality time together. (Which we do every night, but tonight I got flowers as well!) Since we were doing just a simple night in, we decided the weekend after Valentine ’s Day we wanted to go out and have a fun adventure together to a place we’d never been before. We went to a local bakery and ordered some really yummy looking treats! Both of these fun date ideas can be found in my Valentine’s Day On A Budget post.

For our casual little day adventure, I decided to wear this adorable pink bodysuit and paired it with this lacey bralette number. I used these cute white heels to dress up the simple light wash jean and topped the whole look off with my favorite white trench coat. I love this coat and it is SO much warmer than it looks! (Also, these heels were my wedding heels. I told you I wanted shoes that I could utilize after the big day!)

Comment below what your Valentine’s Day consisted of. I’d love to hear from you!
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December Favorite Post Round-Up

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I hope you all had a great holiday weekend and got to spend some great quality time with family. It’s one of the busiest times of the year so be sure you got to read some of my favorite posts from this month!

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Inside My Tea Cabinet

I’m obsessed with tea so come get a sneak peek into what I drink on a daily basis.

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Christmas Party OOTD

Good tidings and good cheer come together with good fashion.

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Christmas Décor – Tips for Holiday Decoration for Renters

Holiday decorating for renters can be difficult but it’s not impossible. Check out my tips for next year!

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What I Ate Today

Because who doesn’t love a little food inspiration?

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Comfy Movie OOTD

Shirt : Charlotte Russe  |  Leggings : Charlotte Russe  |  Shoes  : Bonanza (similar) |

|  Scarf : Charlotte Russe  |

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Colder temperatures call for cozy movie nights. I was definitely ready to cuddle up in a big fuzzy blanket and binge watch some movies. (Marvel movies to be exact.) I picked up these extremely comfy clothes in a recent Charlotte Russe haul I posted last week. (Check it out here!) These leggings were so cheap but are such good quality. They are much thicker than I would’ve guessed they’d be, which is great in the winter and when you have shirts that may ride up and not cover enough (if you feel my drift). This shirt, however, covers the leggings perfectly. It comes down further in the front and the back. Also, the fabric is to die for. I live for shirts with this kind of fabric. They are so soft and perfect PJ shirts. The scarf is a really nice blanket material and super thick. I’ve been looking for another thick infinity scarf since I can’t seem to find my usual go-to scarf. I was clearly in an olive mood when I bought all these. I paired this outfit with my over the knee brown boots to add a bit of warmth to the outfit. These boots are extremely warm and comfy. I love how this outfit looks together and it was super comfy for a movie marathon!

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Sweater Weather OOTD

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Sweater : Forever 21  |  Leggings : Forever 21  |  Shoes  : Boscovs (similar)  |

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This is actually the outfit I wore on Thanksgiving (because you know I had to dress for comfort and style). My go-to fall/winter piece is always an over sized sweater. I love sweaters with turtlenecks because then you don’t have to worry about accessorizing it with a necklace. The best thing about this particular sweater is that there are no sleeves so you don’t have to worry about being too warm. Our Thanksgiving was a three hour drive (one way) so I made sure to dress in something extremely comfy and tolerable in the car. So, instead of opting for jeans, I threw on these adorable faux leather leggings. I live for these! I love playing with texture when it comes to fashion and leather is my absolute favorite. The leather helped dress up the outfit and give it the much needed ‘wow factor’ that jeans couldn’t. To complete the outfit I paired it with these gray leather boots. I loved how this outfit came together and it was absolutely perfect for the occasion!

What did you guys wear for Thanksgiving this year? I would love to see your posts!
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Athletic Chic OOTD

Sweatshirt : Nike (similar)  |  Pants : Charlotte Russe  |  Shoes  : Nike  |

|  Hat : Charlotte Russe  |

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When I’m not working, you can normally find me in an outfit similar to this. I love dressing comfy always so I’m definitely getting into this comfy chic trend that is all over the place nowadays. I don’t get too creative with my comfy outfits so these are my most reached for pieces. I absolutely love this sweatshirt. I basically live in this thing! I got it at a Nike outlet in Colorado, along with those murdered out shoes. (If it ain’t black, put it back on the rack.) When I want to dress these items up a bit more than just traditional leggings, I like throwing on these skinny jeans. Of course, it wouldn’t be a true comfy outfit for me if I didn’t throw on a hat. Knowing me, it’s probably hiding two or three day old hair. (It’s not as gross as it sounds, I promise.) You might recognize this hat from a recent Clothing Haul I posted, be sure to check it out here to see what else I got. This outfit is my perfect go-to when I’m out and about doing errands, meeting up with friends, or just hanging out with family. I’m definitely okay with this athletic chic trend and I hope it stays for a good long time!

What do you guys think of this trend?

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