Fashion Finds: Amazon

Today I wanted to share with you some new things that I have found on Amazon that I think are cute. You can’t get much better with online shopping than with Amazon Prime. That two-day delivery time is the absolute best! Now, I will admit that I haven’t purchased all of these pieces, but they are certainly on my list as possible future purchases. I always check out all of the reviews before I recommend something that I haven’t purchased myself. All of these pieces are all rated high and would make great additions to your wardrobe.

Cupshe Swimsuit

I do actually own this swimsuit and it is adorable! I was so happy with the fit and just how cute it is on. I had been seeing this brand of suits pop up in my Facebook feed for several weeks, and they were all so cute and seemed to have great reviews.  I needed it in a hurry, so I hopped over to Amazon and found the one I wanted right away. It was here in 2 days with Amazon Prime. Amazon for the win again! I got so many compliments on it this past weekend at my girls’ trip. Check out the other options this brand has because there are some super cute suits.  I will definitely order another one in the future. 

Boat Neck Dolman Sleeve Dress

Reviews say that this dress is extremely soft and comfortable.  You really can’t go wrong with a simple dress like this.  Throw on a jean jacket for cool nights and you are all set.  It can be dressed up with a brightly colored necklace and sandals or dressed down with a cute pair of sneakers.  You can even add a pair of fun leggings underneath. 

Off the Shoulder Ruffle Maxi Dress

This dress has great reviews and people rave about how comfortable and cute it is.  Many reviewers loved it so much that they purchased it in multiple colors.  Did I mention that it even has pockets? I think I might just have to order this one for myself! 

Button Down Tank

This tank is super cute. I love the button detail. It can be worn with a half tuck like pictured, knotted in front, or down and loose.  It pairs great with a denim jacket or cute cardigan.

Short Sleeve T-Shirt

This cute top comes in a variety of solid colors and several shades of ombre’ fabric.  I love that it is longer in the back so it can be worn with leggings, and it has a feminine cut to it.  The ombre’ ones are certainly my favorites, but you can’t go wrong with a simple solid tee.

Graphic Tank

I love a good graphic shirt and this one is no exception. I especially love the vintage feel of it. The design comes in a variety of colors, and there is even a long sleeve option.  

5” Chino Shorts

These shorts come in a variety of solid colors as well as a couple of cute prints.  They are the perfect shorts for summer and a great length.  They are very similar to ones I have gotten from Old Navy in style and fit.

Leopard Maxi Skirt

You guys know that I love animal print, and this skirt is adorable.  It does come in several colors as well.  

Kimono

This kimono comes in a variety of patterns and colors.  It would be great over a t-shirt or tank or even used as a bathing suit coverup. 

These are the things that I am loving on Amazon right now. Which is your favorite? I think mine is the Off the Shoulder Maxi dress.

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Fashion Finds: Target

I have been having Target withdrawals.  With the move and trip to Disney, it has probably been at least a month since I have been.  You guys know it is my favorite store.  I could spend many hours and many dollars in that store daily if I could. I had to go and get my Target fix.  I wanted to check it out and see if they had any new finds for you guys.  It has been pretty miserable weather here where I live over the last few days.  It is super rainy and cold.  We were back in the 40’s this morning, and I have debating turning the heat back on. Instead, I am wrapped in a blanket to keep me warm as I type.  Anyway, despite the weather outside and my winter attire, I went into Target looking to find some cute summery pieces that were casual and great for everyday summer wear.   I will say that I was a little disappointed in the selection of clothes, which is rare for me to say.  They had tons of pieces for the younger crowd that just didn’t work for me.  You guys, they had a ton of acid wash denim!!!  It was like a flash back to my youth and certainly not a trend that I think I will fall back into! LOL! They even had a pair of acid wash jeans with elastic cuffs! No thank you! The other negative for me was that they had a lot of dressier work clothes, and not a lot of casual pieces that I felt were appropriate for my age and taste. I will say that Target has always been a staple for me when it comes to shorts for the summer.  You can typically find cute patterned and solid shorts in a variety of lengths. While they didn’t have as wide of selection as they normally do, I did find some cute shorts to show you.  There were a ton of boxes everywhere around the store and employees everywhere today, so I think they are restocking and possibly adding new inventory.  I will have to go back in a few days and check it out again.  Maybe then I will have better luck.  Here is what I did find, though, that I loved.

Tank Top (unavailable online)

Grey Shorts

Mono chromatic looks are very in right now.  

Crewneck Linen Top

Pink Shorts

Eyelet Tank Top (not my favorite but pairs well with these shorts for a mono-chromatic look)

High Rise Plaid Shorts

So adorable!

High Rise Seersucker Shorts

Tank Top

High Rise Ruffle Shorts

Tie Dye V-Neck Top

High Rise Shorts

My favorite outfit of the day!

Ruffle Top

Shorts

This would make a great cover-up dress for a day at the beach.

Dress (has pockets)

Sleeveless Crewneck Knit Midi Dress

Circle bags are very on-trend right now.

Circle Rope Tote

Straw Tote

Espadrille Wedges

Scalloped Slides

How fun is this?

Necklace

While I didn’t find a ton of casual outfits like I was hoping for, I did find some really great pieces. I will definitely go back soon to check out the new inventory they were putting out. For those of you that are fanatics about Vineyard Vines, Target is doing a collaboration with them that will be released May 18. These pieces will sell out quickly so be ready to head over there on Saturday to grab yours. Happy shopping!

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Fashion Finds: Rompers & Jumpsuits

Today I want to talk about the ever popular trend of the romper/jumpsuit.  These have been widely popular for several years now.  I will admit that when the trend first started, I was totally scared of it.  I had it in my head that I was too old to wear a romper or that they wouldn’t look good on me.  I have since changed my mind.  I have come to love them.  Now, I will say that I can’t wear just any romper.  I have to find ones that suit my body type. I am long waisted so I have to find ones that cinch or tie in just the right place and have a longer torso or else I have a permanent wedgie! It’s true!  Rompers that are super short really don’t work for me.  I actually prefer jumpsuits that are pants or wide leg capris, but I do have a couple short rompers.  I have come to learn that anyone can pull off the romper/jumpsuit  look if you find the right one. I have found a few different types that I think are super cute. All of them won’t work for everyone, but I feel certain that there are one or two that you can find that would work for you.  Many of these are currently on sale up to 40% off so catch them before the sale is over!

Flutter Wrap Romper (Loft)

Floral Wrap Skort Romper (Loft)

Beach Border Wrap Open Back Jumpsuit(Loft)

Square-Neck Linen-Blend Jumpsuit (Old Navy)

Tie-Belt Flutter-Sleeve Jumpsuit (Old Navy)

Waist-Defined Sleeveless Keyhole (Old Navy)

Stripped Strappy Square Neck Waist Tie Jumpsuit (Target)

Short Sleeve Scoop Neck Stripped Jumpsuit (Target)

Sleeveless Wide Leg Belted Romper (Amazon)

Off the Shoulder Casual Romper/Jumpsuit (Amazon)

Sleeveless Ruffle Trip Wide Let Jumpsuit (Amazon)

Floral Surplice Bell Sleeve Romper (Express)

Don’t be afraid of the romper/jumpsuit.  I promise you that there is one out there that would look amazing on you.  Let me know what you find!

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Mother’s Day Shopping

I hope that everyone had an amazing Easter yesterday and got to spend some great quality time with the ones you love.  My day wasn’t all that great, unfortunately. My family and I did make it to church but much of the rest of the day involved me lounging in the recliner while my family continued to unpack boxes.   I felt horrible.  I am heading in to see my doctor in a little bit because I am pretty certain that I have a sinus infection.  Yay for me! Needless to say, I wasn’t the most pleasant person to be around yesterday because I felt horrible. This week I decided to find some great options for Mother’s Day gifts for you all.  Whether you are shopping for your mom, your mother-in-law, another special mom in your life or yourself, I think you will find the perfect gift here. Mother’s Day is only 3 weeks away, but that is plenty of time to get any of these items ordered and have them arrive in time for the big day.  Who knows, you may see something on here that you want for yourself! Feel free to share it with your hubby or kids! <wink, wink>

The Original Family Tree Necklace(Lisa Leonard Designs)

Now, this piece is the most expensive of all of the items on this list, but you can get 25% off plus a free necklace with any purchase this week only.  This necklace is from one of my favorite personalized jewelry designers, Lisa Leonard. I actually own this necklace myself. It is one of my favorite pieces, and I always get comments on it whenever I wear it.  I highly encourage you to look around her site for other beautiful pieces that you may also like while the sale is going on. 

Mother’s Day Set(Trades of Hope)

This set is unique and helps women across the globe. It’s the gift that keeps on giving. It includes the following 3 pieces.

Kindhearted Mug-This ceramic, glazed mug is formed, etched, and painted by hand. This cheerful petite mug holds 8 ounces of your favorite morning beverages. A whimsical pink swirl design on the interior is an added fun touch! Created by artisans in Vietnam.

Momento Frame-Frame mom’s favorite 4″ x 6″ photo memories in this hand-carved picture frame with a whitewash finish. Created by artisans in India.

Mayan Blend Coffee-Harvesting the highest quality coffee from across Guatemala’s richest coffee regions, Mayan artisans utilize methods developed over the past 130 years. Full of rich history and flavors reminiscent of their culture and land, these artisans seek more than merely passing down these traditions. This group partners with various universities across the U.S. to help educate and provide medical assistance to their families. Each bag of coffee you purchase goes towards providing a healthy and prosperous future for Guatemalans for generations to come.

Wooden Sign(Amazon)

I think this sweet sign describes just about any mom that I know! Moms are the glue that holds most families together for sure!

Farmhouse Home Sign(Amazon)

I love this sign because you can change out the wreath to match the season or décor in your home.

The Lovely Tote Fashion Crocodile Circle Crossbody(Amazon)

This style of bag is super popular right now.  This mustard color is amazing, but there are other colors available. There is even a smaller version of this purse available as well. 

Soft Notch Collar Pajama Set(Target)

How can you go wrong with a comfy pair of pajamas that are perfect for the warmer weather?  The yellow stripes add just a touch of sunshine to them as well. 

Burnes 4-Opening Collage Family Frame(Target)

I thought this was cute and could be even better if given with family pictures already in it.  

Large Round Basket  (Target) with Embrace Throw(Trades of Hope)

I love a great basket that can hold pillows or throws.  I think they look great by the fireplace.  This throw is AMAZING! I own one myself.  What is so unique about it is that it is handmade by women in India escaping poverty.  It is gorgeous and so soft! 

Hearth and Hand with Magnolia Bamboo Bathroom Tray(Target)

I am not a bath taker myself, but I know a lot of moms love to relax in a warm bath.  This is perfect for those moms that love to read or relax with a glass of wine in the tub. You could throw in a good book or some bath salts with it.

Rae Dunn Mother’s Day Cookie Jar(Amazon)

Rae Dunn pottery is very popular right now.  Most Rae Dunn pieces have a word on them, but I love the flowers on this cookie jar. If you love this, hurry and grab it because quantities are limited! If you miss this one, this is also a great option.

Don’t let the day sneak up on you! It will be here before you know it. I know I would love any of these gifts from my kids or husband this Mother’s Day! I bet one or more of this would fit your style or the the style of a mom you love. Happy shopping!

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Fashion Finds: Old Navy Dresses

Spring officially arrived on March 20 as the first day of spring.  We got a taste of warmer weather on Saturday, but it was very short lived. We were back to colder temperatures yesterday. Anyway, the point is that if spring hasn’t already arrived for you, it is coming! The warmer weather brings with it a need to change up your wardrobe.  It is about time to put away the sweaters, sweatshirts, and pants and get ready for cute dresses and shorts. I have mentioned before that I love wearing dresses in the spring and summer either dressed up or dressed down with a pair of slip on sneakers. Old Navy currently has a sale going on where they have 40% off of all dresses.  That is a great deal on already great priced pieces, so I had to go and check it out for you and found some super cute dresses. There were tons of different styles, colors, and cute patterns. All of the dresses that I will show you that I tried on were pretty true to size.  I am wearing a medium in all of the dresses.  Please excuse my static charged hair! Those dressed were full of static! Check them out and go get your shop on!

Square-Neck Button-Front Midi Dress

Waist-Defined Flutter-Sleeve Dress

Ruffled Ponte-Knit Sheath Dress

Sleeveless Jersey Swing Dress

Ruffled High-Neck Swing DressS

Waist-Defined V-Neck Dress

Ruffle-Sleeve Tee Dress

Waist-Defined Ruffle-Sleeve Maxi

I am not in love with this pattern on the white background.  They do have it in a black with white polka dot, but I wanted to show you a pattern besides my usual stripes and polka dots. 

Flutter-Sleeve Jersey Swing Dress

Waist-Defined Pattered Wrap-Front Dress

They had so many more, but these were my favorite styles.  Knowing what you know about my style and personality, can you guess which one was my favorite and must have? I really loved them all for different reasons, but there is one that I just fell in love with the minute I put it on.  Let me know your guesses.  

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What is my Style?

My life has been pretty crazy lately with the house renovations, preparing to move, gymnastics (Meet season is finally over!!!) and cheer competitions (We were in Atlantic City this past weekend).  Unfortunately, that means that I haven’t had time to go shopping for you guys, photograph my outfits, or do any research. Because of this, today’s style post will be a little different. I wanted to talk to you about style in general. Recently, I told someone about my blog and mentioned that I share style tips and tricks and affordable fashion finds.  That person asked me what my style was.  I have to be honest and say that I have never really thought about that question, and I really didn’t know how to answer it. I guess if I really think about it, I am a mixture of several styles.  I don’t really think that I fit into one style box.  Some of you that know me and see my daily outfits or those of you that read this blog may have a different opinion on my style, and I would be very interested to hear what you think.  A lot of people will say that your style sort of helps define who you are and what you are all about.  I would agree that is true for the most part.  I think people dress how they feel, to show their personality, and, in a way, to show what their interests are or what their profession is.  I even wrote a post recently about how you can tell a lot about a person by just their shoes.  I think my style kind of reflects my weird idea of perfection and my OCD tendencies. I feel like I am always “put together” or at least try to be. I don’t think that is a real style, but it really does describe mine in a way. You will probably never (or vary rarely) see me without makeup, my hair done, and dressed nicely with accessories!

When I think about different style types, there are so many that come to mind. It is hard to even list all of them.  There are some that I can say that I am definitely not, like grunge, rocker, or Gothic. Then there are some that I think could definitely describe me like classic, preppy, and a little trendy. I think that classic probably fits my style best now, but I think in my younger years I was more preppy.  I do think that I try to stay on trend, but I tend to go with more classic trends than the trends that are a little more out there. What makes me more classic is that I look for small ways to add in the latest trends into what I already have, those classic basics.  For example, you all know that I love the camo trend, but I am not going to go full on camo.  I will add in a cute pair of camo print shoes with a simple white tee and jeans. Another example is with the animal print trend.  As you can see above, I just added an animal print scarf to a pretty basic outfit to give it a little more edge. I am certainly not edgy, but you get what I mean. Check out this post from HerInterest entitled 20 Types of Fashion Styles. I think that I fit could fit into the Trendy and Casual styles, with a little bit of Preppy, Girly, and Girl Next Door based on their descriptions. I also took a Style Type Quiz from Visual Therapy, and the results showed my style as 70% Classic and 30% Chic. It read, “If you’re Classic, you like simple, clean, and traditional pieces. You opt for a timeless look because the silhouette and colors rarely change. It’s always ladylike, classic, and often tailored.” Then it defined Chic as, “a powerful look and sharp lines that seem to come together in an effortless way. It is often monochromatic and combined with bold accessories.” I would tend to agree that both of those could describe my style.

I like to say that my style is fairly casual on a day to day basis when I am at home or running errands, but I have friends that will tell you that my idea of casual is not the same definition of casual that they have.  Whenever we go somewhere and everyone says not to dress up, I get fussed at because they always think my outfit is not casual enough. My idea of casual is a pair of jeans and a cute sweatshirt or sweater with boots like the star sweatshirt above with cute jewelry or the anchor tee and cardigan with jeans and boots.  I even think that a simple cotton dress with some converse is casual. As it begins to get warm, you will start to see me in a lot of dresses with sandals or cute sneakers.  My friends think that yoga pants and a t-shirt is casual. While I do love some comfy yoga pants, you will rarely ever find me out in public dressed like that no matter where I am going or what I am doing.  Even if I am lounging around the house on a rainy day and not going anywhere, I am going to get up, shower, get dressed, add jewelry, put on makeup, and do my hair. It’s just who I am. I can’t be any other way.  

If you were to walk into my closet, you would see a lot of black.  Black is classic.  Black can go with anything.  You can take a simple black dress, a black t-shirt or a black pair of pants or jeans and really add anything to it to step it up a bit.  Black is a staple in my wardrobe.  You will see colors in my wardrobe but nothing too bright or outrageous, but you will see a lot of black. I believe everyone should have a basic black dress, black t-shirt (long and short sleeve), black blouse, black cardigan, black tank top, black pencil skirt, black leggings, black jeans, and a black pair of dress pants. I know that sounds like a lot of black, but you can do so much with just those pieces. Maybe I will do a post on just that soon and show you how you can transform those basic pieces into numerous outfits.  You can see just a few examples above.  Black really is a go to for me.  I would even venture to say that probably 50% of my wardrobe is some version of black.  

Jeans are a staple in my wardrobe as well. I wear jeans year round.  I just really like jeans.  I think they are comfortable (my youngest would totally disagree) and easy to wear. I love that they come in various shapes, styles, and colors.  I love that they can be casual or dressed up.  I love that you can wear them with just about anything.  I love jeans! I have so many pair that it is kind of obscene. I have skinny jeans, cropped jeans, cuffed jeans, boot cut jeans, straight leg jeans, capris, shorts, and jeans in just about every color or shade you can think of.  They really are a daily staple for me. 

I guess that is my style in a nutshell, classic chic, put together casual with a little bit of trendiness.  LOL! I think I just made up my own category.  How do you think you would describe my style? What is your style? Let me know your thoughts. 

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Fashion Finds: Shoes

Let’s talk shoes.  I’m not sure that I really know very many women that do not have an intense love for shoes.  Shoes are something that we all need to protect our feet, but a woman’s love for shoes goes much deeper than the need for protection.  If we only bought shoes to protect our feet, then we would never buy heels or shoes that don’t really fit but you had to have them anyway. Designers have really captured women’s love of shoes and have capitalized on it. They have helped to create women that are obsessed.I know I am!  I love strolling through the shoe aisles at various stores and own way more shoes than I could ever wear, yet I am always wanting to buy more.  Shoes are one way to really demonstrate your personal style.  Whether you are heels kind of girl or a sneakers kind of girl, shoes can tell your story.  They can tell if you are a business woman, a teacher, a nurse, an athlete, or a stay at home mom. They can tell if you are fun and flirty or casual and comfortable or even your social status.    Sometimes you can be a little bit of everything like me.  You can even tell the personalities of my daughters by their shoes.  One is all about style and fashion and she would wear heels and wedges every single day if we let her.  She hates athletic shoes or any kind of sneaker.  Then my other child is sporty and chill. She wouldn’t be caught dead in heels or wedges.  She would have 50 different pair of athletic shoes if we let her. I even have to force her to wear sandals with a dress. 

As I said, shoes can tell your story.  With that, there are so many different styles, shapes, and colors of shoes. Shoes range from heels to flats to wedges to flip flops and more. I went online shoe shopping for you all and have compiled a list of some of my favorites styles for spring.  

The Wedge

The wedge is a great shoe for spring and summer.  I typically think of fun and flirty when it comes to a wedge wearer. Then again, I have several wedges that I wear all the time, and I’m not sure I would categorize myself as fun and flirty. LOL! I love every single one of these! These are my top 4 types of shoes that go great with any spring or summer outfit.

  1. Ankle Strap Wedge (Target)
  2. Animal Print Wedge (Target)
  3. Espadrille Wedge (Target)
  4. Classic Wedge (Famous Footwear)
  5. Espadrille Wedge (Famous Footwear)

The Flat

When it comes to a great work shoe, you can’t go wrong with a cute flat. They are much easier on your feet than heels and way more comfortable. All of these come in various fun colors.

  1. Chambray Flats (Old Navy)
  2. Sling-back (Old Navy)
  3. Ballet Flat (Target)
  4. Animal Print Flat (Target)

The Flip Flop

Flip flop wearers cover a wide range of people and are all about comfort and ease! Choose ones that are comfortable and stylish. The plastic, rubbery flips flops are fine for the beach, pool, or hanging around the house. However, you should go for a more stylish pair to up your outfit for any other occasion.

  1. Rocket Dog Flip Flops (Famous Footwear)
  2. Billabong Flip Flops (Famous Footwear)
  3. Wedge Roxy Flip Flops (Famous Footwear)
  4. Flip Flops (Old Navy)
  5. Braided Flip Flops (Target)

The Slip On Sneaker

Sneakers are sort of a universal shoe.  I can bet that almost everyone has at least one pair of athletic sneakers, but that is not the sneaker I am talking about today. I am talking about the new trend back from the 90’s…the slip on sneakers! These are especially popular with teens, but I think that anyone can wear them.  They are a great with jeans, shorts, and some casual dresses.  You guys know that I practically live in my converse! Honestly, I love this trend and I am glad that it seems to be sticking around. There are so many great pairs. It was hard to limit the ones I wanted to show you, and I want them all!

  1. Roxy (Famous Footwear)
  2. Dr. Scholl’s (Famous Footwear)
  3. Camo (Famous Footwear)
  4. Slip on Athletic Sneaker (Target)
  5. Quilted Sneakers (Target)
  6. Slip On Sneaker (Old Navy)
  7. Converse (Famous Footwear)
  8. White Vans (Famous Footwear)

What story do your shoes tell about you? My story and shoe collection is always evolving. When I was in the classroom daily, I was a flats and wedges kind of girl. Now I am more of a slip on sneaker kind of girl. I think that my shoes say that I love fashion and trends but without breaking the bank! I certainly don’t need an expensive pair of Luis Vuitton shoes, but I do like everyday, affordable style. Oh, and I am all about comfort! Comfortable, affordable, and stylish…that’s me!

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Fashion Finds: Target

I am getting a late start today. I had a bunch of stuff to take care of this morning before I could sit down and focus on this post.  We have had a crazy few days with so many things going on.  My youngest had a two-day cheer competition over the weekend where she and her team rocked it and are the new BATC National Champions! It was insane! I lost my voice from screaming and cheering so much.  As I have said before, we are still getting used to the whole cheer world as it is very different than the gymnastics world that we have been in for years.  The 2.5 minutes that they are up there performing is so nerve wracking and exciting at the same time. Anyway, that took up all of my weekend so I feel like I am way behind on everything now.  The laundry has really piled up! Then you have the whole dumb daylight savings thrown in the mix, and I feel like I am going to be playing catch-up all week long. Oh well, it is what it is, I guess!

Today I have some new cute outfits that I found for you at Target.  Even though we had snow last week and it’s still cold here, I figured it was time for me to check out the spring/summer pieces that are out in all the stores. I tried on a ton of things and found some really cute pieces and some pieces that looked way cuter on the hanger than on me. I even tried on a couple of bathing suits! Gasp! I know! My pale self was not bathing suit ready for sure! Needless to say, I will NOT be showing you pictures of that! LOL! If you are looking for a bathing suit, though, they do have some cute ones. I know the dressing room ladies are getting tired of me. I try on so many things, and I try to put them all back so they don’t have to. They still have to count how many pieces I have each time. Oh well! Check out some of my favorite pieces that I found.

Dress

I LOVE this dress! It can pretty much be worn year round.  Adding a red scarf with tights and booties would be so adorable for the colder days or adding a statement necklace in turquoise or yellow would be cute for the spring with some wedges.  

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Shorts

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Shorts

Jumpsuit

I am still on the fence about this one.  I love a cute romper/jumpsuit, but I’m not sure if the flowers are a little too overpowering for me.  I would not normally wear a pattern quite this bold, but I kind of like it. I do like the fit of this, too. The legs are a little long so I would definitely have to wear a heeled wedge with it.  I think I could probably have gone down a size in this as well.

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Skirt

Ok, I am obsessed with this skirt! I love wearing high-waist skirts like this with a shirt tucked in because it defines the smallest part of my body.  It has an elastic waist that can be tightened with the bow on the side.  It has pockets, and it’s super comfortable.  I LOVE it! I am wearing a medium, but I think I could wear a small in this as well because I had to pull the ribbon a good bit to make it tight.  I think the sizing is very flexible, though. You can’t tell in this picture, but the skirt drops just below my knees.

There were so many other cute things there that I wanted to try on, but I ran out of time.  If you have the chance, go to Target! You know it is my favorite store, and it never disappoints.  As I was perusing the bathing suits, I also saw some cover-ups that were adorable.  They have tons of shorts too in lots of different colors. There is just so much goodness! Go check it out!

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Fashion Finds: Purses

I thought I would switch things up a little today.  Instead of showing you clothes, I thought I would share another love of mine…purses. Honestly, I don’t know many women that don’t love their purses.  I have a very large collection myself ranging from inexpensive purses from Target to more expensive name brands like Coach (which happens to be my favorite brand). You don’t have to spend a fortune to find a cute purse that you love, but I think it is totally okay to splurge every now and then on something that costs a little more. I will tell you that I have never paid full price for any of my name brand purses.  I either get them on super clearance at an outlet, or from places like TJ Maxx. I have put together a list of some different styles, patterns, and colors that I am loving right now.  No, I do not own all of these, but they are all super cute.  They are also in a variety of price ranges. 

I used to be obsessed with using big totes as my purse to fit all the things, but lately I am more into crossbody’s and wristlets. I am tired of being weighed down by all the stuff in my purse.  Smaller ones force me to not fill them up with junk! Mini fashion backpacks are very on trend right now too.  I haven’t jumped on that bandwagon yet, but I have been eyeing a couple of them for a while. I especially like the ones that are convertible and can be worn as a backpack or a shoulder bag. Anyway, I have found several different styles for you depending on your individual style and needs.  

Clutches/Wristlets

  1. Gifting Clutch-A New Day True White (Target)
  2. Mosaic Clutch (Trades of Hope)
  3. Zip-Top Charging Wristlet Clutch (Old Navy)
  4. Vince Camuto Boadi Clutch (Nordstrom Rack)
  5. Kate Spade New York Women’s Cameron Street Eliza Wristlet (Amazon)

Crossbody

  1. Faux-Leather Crossbody Circle Bag (Old Navy)
  2. Coach Crossgrain Messenger Crossbody (Amazon)
  3. Marc Jacobs Empire City Leather Crossbody (Nordstrom Rack)
  4. Everyday Essentials Saddle Crossbody (Target)
  5. Zuri Crossbody (Trades of Hope)

Fashion Backpacks

  1. Coach Andi Backpack (Amazon)
  2. Urban Originals Jet Set Backpack (Nordstrom Rack)
  3. Canvas Backpack (Target)
  4. Wayfarer Backpack (Trades of Hope)
  5. Vera Bradley Hadley Backpack

Totes

  1. Faux-Suede Half-Moon Tote (Old Navy)
  2. Steve Madden Trevor Faux Leather Work Tote (Nordstrom Rack)
  3. Tambourine Tote Handbag (Target)
  4. Marc Jacobs Luggage Tag Tote (Nordstrom Rack)
  5. Bohemian Bag (Trades of Hope)

Shoulder Bag

  1. Calvin Klein Pebble Shoulder Bag (Nordstrom Rack)
  2. Lancaster Paris Matte Smooth Leather Bucket Bag (Nordstrom Rack)
  3. Satchel with Front Zipper Pocket (Target)
  4. Fossil Rachel Satchel (Amazon)
  5. Bethany Bag (Trades of Hope)

See something you love? Let me know below. I am having a hard time picking a favorite, from each category, but here is what I am thinking at the moment.

Favorite Clutch-Mosaic Clutch (Trades of Hope)

Favorite Crossbody-Marc Jacobs Empire City Leather Crossbody (Nordstrom Rack)

Favorite Backpack-Coach Andi Backpack (Amazon)

Favorite Tote-Tambourine Tote Handbag (Target)

Favorite Shoulder Bag-Fossil Rachel Satchel (Amazon)

Really, though, I love them all! Do I NEED any of them? NO!!! Will I buy any of them? Not now, but maybe in the future. We’ll see!

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Fashion Finds: Walmart

I know what you are thinking. I know you saw the title of this post and thought that I’ve lost my mind. Trust me, I know what I am doing. A year or two ago I would have agreed with you. I would never have gone into Walmart looking for clothes for myself. Yes, I have shopped there for clothes for the kids before when they were younger and to get solid color shirts to put vinyl on or a sweatshirt every now and then, but I would never have gone in there looking for anything that I would consider fashionable.  You guys, Walmart has stepped up their game. Now, there are still many clothes in there that I would absolutely never wear and that are what I would consider typical Walmart brand clothes. However, if you are really looking, you can find some things that are really cute.  I was hesitant to go in there to look for stuff for this post because I was afraid that I wouldn’t find enough things for a post or that I wouldn’t find anything at all.  You guys, I found so many cute things that I had to narrow it down to the few I am going to show you today.  You all know that I love fashion and clothes, but I love fashion even better when it is affordable. I don’t think that you have to spend a fortune to look fashionable and put together. Again, though, you have to really have the time to look for the little gems because they aren’t going to just jump out at you. I will say that the sizing in some of the clothes was a little off.  All of the tops I tried on were pretty true to size, but I had to size up one size in all of the pants that I am showing you, so keep that in mind when you are shopping. There are also several pieces that are available in stores but not online.  

Where I live, it is still winter, so it’s still cold, but I know that my friends down south are having spring/summer weather because it was 80 degrees when I went to Florida a few days ago.  Most of the stores started putting spring items out as soon as Christmas was over, so that’s really all you can find now. Many of the pieces I will show you today are more springy than wintery, but they are just too cute not to share. Take a look at what I found.

Sleeveless Dress

This little dress is simple, comfortable, and cute all wrapped in to one.  The best part is that it has POCKETS! Anything with pockets gets bonus points in my mind.  This dress came in a couple of other colors as well, but it doesn’t look like the berry color is available online. These two were my favorite.  If it’s still cold where you live, you could throw on a cute cardigan or jean jacket and add some fun leggings and you would be good to go. 

Floral Bell-Sleeve Top

White Denim Pants with Cuff (not available online)

Please excuse the white socks in all of these pictures! I didn’t plan that very well. This top is so cute and florals are very on trend right now.  These pants are super comfortable and stretchy.  The only draw back to them is that the pockets in the front are not real pockets which is kind of a bummer. I would size up one size in these. 

Bell-Sleeve Top

Floral Jeggings (not available online)

This top is the same top as the floral one above, but it’s just in a solid color. There were several colors and patterns to choose from.  The bell sleeves are very popular right now. These pants are jeggings with an elastic waistband. They are super stretchy and comfortable. I absolutely love the floral pattern and colors against the navy background.  I would size up one size in these as well.

Bell-Sleeve Top

White Jeans (not available online)

This is the same top again, and I paired it with the same white jeans as above to show you a different way to wear it.  I know some of you won’t be a fan of the flower pants above, so I wanted to show another option that is just as cute. 

Floral Dolman Top

Frayed Hem Jeans

I absolutely love these pants. They come in a variety of spring colors, and I want them all. These pants are also stretchy and comfortable. These do have real pockets in the front and a frayed edge at the bottom. They are perfect for spring. I sized up one size in these as well. This top is very cute as well and is really soft.

Graphic Hoodie

I cannot even begin to describe to you how soft this sweatshirt is.  It is curl up on the couch with a good book soft. I love the lace up side that gives it a more feminine fit.  I really preferred the one that says “Good Vibes “but they didn’t have it in my size. The other one says “I Love Me.” There were a couple of other ones too in more colors, but these two were my favorites. 

Striped Sweater (not available online)

Stripes! That’s all I’m going to say! LOL! It looks like it has a spot on it in the middle, but that is actually a smudge on the mirror.

Top (not available online)

This was just a fun little shirt that is very soft, and I thought it was cute. I just love the detail on the shoulder.  

Crossbody Purse (not available online)

Crossbody Purse (not available online)

Mini Backpack

Moccasins

I actually have several of these shoes in different colors from previous seasons, and they are so comfortable with their memory foam insert.

Striped Flats with Bow (not available online)

Ruffle Wedge

Wedge

I hope that I have convinced you to give Walmart a try every now and then.  Really get in there and look for those hidden gems because you will find them.  Look past the stuff that jumps out at you when you walk through the door to see the good stuff.  I did actually purchase a couple of these pieces that you will see make a reappearance in future posts for my OOTD.  Can you guess which ones?

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