Fashion Finds: Walmart

I have told you all many times before that Walmart is really trying to step up their style game.  You really have to take your time and look to find them, but you can find some really cute pieces there for great prices. I did a little dressing room photo shoot for you guys with some of the adorable pieces I found over the weekend. I will say that the photo quality is not that great.  My Walmart’s dressing rooms are super small and dark, and the mirror is right next to the wall, so it was hard to get good pics.  I tried to edit them to brighten them a little bit, but they still aren’t great. Oh, I can’t forget to mention the multiple layers of dust on the mirror, which makes the pictures look grainy too. Sorry about that! I just had to go with it.  As you will see from the pictures, plaid, camo, animal print (especially snake print), and shades of cranberry, mustard, and olive are really popular for fall. While I did find some cute clothes, my favorite finds were in the shoe and purse departments. Check them out below.

Top/Pants (Olive Reach)

Top/Pants (Olive Reach)

Sweater

Top/Pants (All Spice)

Sweatshirt/Joggers

These two pieces are both soooo soft. The sweatshirt is lined with fleece inside. 

Top

Top

Top

Sherpa Pullover (This particular one is not available online, but others are.)

Tote: Pink/Camo/Mustard/Grey

Crossbody: Camo/Cranberry

Hobo

Mini Backpack

Ankle Boots

Grey Wedges Booties/Buckle Booties

Snake Print Booties/Red Booties

Snake Print Mules

Flats: Pink/Leopard/Mustard

Quilted Slip-ons/Leopard Slip-ons

Grey Flannel Slip-ons/Corduroy Slip-ons (not available online)

Don’t count Walmart out when it comes to shopping for clothes, shoes, and accessories.  You can really find some hidden gems if you take the time to look.  Happy shopping!

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Fashion Finds: Target

I follow a bunch of people on Instagram that post Target finds all the time.  I have been seeing some really cute things in their feeds, so I decided to head to my favorite store and see what I could find. Surprisingly, a lot of the pieces they had been posting were not at my Target, but I did find my own cute pieces that are perfect for this time of year when the cooler fall temps start creeping in. There were tons of cute cardigans that are perfect for layering during the cool mornings and evenings, and there were several cute dresses.  Animal print is huge again this season and it was all over the place.  I’ll do another post about just animal print coming up. Check out my finds.

Shirt (Green/Black)

Hoodie

Blouse (not available online)/Necklace

Cardigan/Necklace

Dress/Necklace

I think this dress is the perfect color for fall and would look adorable with a denim jacket. The website says that it is brown, but I think it is more of a burnt orange color. I will caution you, though, because the hook to hold the top together in front to keep from showing everyone your business is not very well made.  It can open very easily, which is not really great for bustier ladies!

Dress/Necklace

I absolutely adored this dress.  However, it was a bit short on me for my comfort level. I considered purchasing it in a smaller size for my teen, but I highly doubt she would wear it.  On the other hand, my husband says that it looks like I stepped out of the Flintstones cartoon, so there’s that. I still think it is really cute! 

Cardigan/Long Sleeve T-shirt/Necklace

Oversized Waffle Cardigan/Long Sleeve T-shirt/Necklace

This cardigan is designed to be oversized.  However, I am wearing the M/L in this picture, but I think if I were to buy it, I would go with an XS/S. I felt like it was a little too oversized for me.  It comes in a few colors and is super soft and lightweight. 

Dress/Cardigan

Dress (not available online)/Necklace

This dress is super soft and also comes in pink.  It would be great with a denim jacket or with a cute pair of leggings.  

Dolman Sleeve Sweater/Jeans/Necklace

Leopard Sweater/Necklace

Sweater/Jeans/Necklace

Head over to your local Target and check out these cute pieces and so much more to give your fall wardrobe a little update.  

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Fashion Finds: Jewelry

I love jewelry.  I have so much that it takes some time in the morning to choose what I am going to wear each day.  It is a very rare occasion that you will see me without any jewelry on.  I always have on at least earrings and my wedding rings, but I will usually add another ring to my right hand too.  Today, I picked some really cute pieces from my favorite stores. Like with clothes, I am always looking for inexpensive things to add to my wardrobe so all of these pieces are very affordable.  Jewelry is a great way to update an outfit or to take it to the next level.

Loft Outlet

Rafia Earrings/Hammered Bracelet/Disk Necklace

Target

Rose Quartz Earrings/Charm Bracelet/Tassel Necklace/Pearl Ring

J. Crew Outlet

Tortoise Earrings/Cuff Bracelet/Sunburst Necklace

Trades of Hope

Lotus Earrings/Silver Identity Bracelet/Ravi Necklace/Celestial Ring

Kohl’s

Linear Drop Earrings/Marquise Bracelet/Lariat Necklace/Twist Cuff Ring

Amazon

Tassel Earring Set/Alex and Ani Bracelet/Tassel Necklace/Wide Band Ring

How fun are all of these? Aren’t they great? Tassels are really in right now, and I love those earrings from Amazon. They come in a set of 8, which gives you so many options! Gold is also making a comeback and is very trendy, so don’t be afraid of it. The Sunburst Necklace from J. Crew and the Ravi Necklace from Trades of Hope are bold statement pieces that will add a little pizzaz to any outfit. It is all just so fun! Happy shopping!

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Fashion Finds: Amazon

Amazon is getting better and better with their clothing options.  I used to be afraid to order clothes from there, but lately I have found several things that are really good quality pieces.  Now, I will admit that there are still those times when I order something and it turns out to be cheap and not good quality or nothing like the picture, but for the most part I have been pleased.  I have found that you really have to do your research when ordering clothes or really anything from there.  Read the comments. Don’t just read the top few.  Go several pages deep and read.  Look at the pictures of people wearing the pieces in the reviews. This really helps me.  

Check out these adorable pieces I found while “window shopping” on Amazon. They all have great reviews and come in a variety of options/colors.

Graphic T-Shirt

Bell Sleeve Blouse

Leopard T-Shirt

Amazon Brand Skinny Jeans

Cropped Paper Bag Waist Pants

Belted Dress

Casual Button Down Dress

Straw Bag

Backpack

Acrylic Earrings

Happy Shopping!

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Fashion Finds: Target

I was beginning to have Target withdrawals because I haven’t been in a few weeks.  I’ve been too busy to get over there.  Anyway, I made it over to check out what new things they have. They still have their bathing suit section out, but they are beginning to get in a few fall pieces as well.  I have a variety of things to show you that I loved and a couple that I didn’t love that much on me but thought some of you might like.  One thing that I did discover is that animal print is still in, which is happy news for me since I love it so much.  It was everywhere in shoes, clothes, and accessories.  Last year it was all about the leopard print.  While that is still super popular, I also saw a lot of snakeskin, zebra, cheetah, and tortoise shell prints.  I will write about other fall trends I am seeing in the coming weeks.  For some reason, many of these pieces are not available online, but they are available in the stores. Sorry about that! Here is what’s new at Target. Please disregard the choice of shoes with these outfits. Obviously I chose the wrong ones to wear for trying clothes on. 

Dress/Belt

This super comfortable tank dress was a winner for me simply because it has pockets.  I wanted to show you one way that you could subtly add in a little animal print with this dress just by switching out the belt with a leopard printed one.  

Dress (available only in stores)

While I didn’t love this style of dress on me, I know that I have some readers that would love this more conservative way of adding in animal print.  

Blouse/Pants

Dress (available only in stores)

I really didn’t think I was going to like this simple dress when I picked it up, but I actually ended up loving it when I got it on.  

Dress (available only in stores)

This is another one that I did not love on me, but I know that some of you love a good shirt dress. It’s cute, but it’s just not my style. I would probably consider it if I was still teaching and needed to dress up every day. I just don’t think I would wear it now.   I may even change up the belt with a solid black one to give it some more contrast and to tone down the print.

Top (available only in stores)

Jump Suit (only available in stores)

I am absolutely in love with this jumper! It is so cute!

Dress/Jacket

This cute little dress can be worn now and in the fall with the simple addition of a jean jacket or cardigan. 

Top/Skirt

Sweatshirt/Jeans (only available in stores)

Top/Jeans

I’m obsessed with this boat-neck top!

Purse/Clutch/Crossbody/Scarf/Earrings/Necklace

There was just so much goodness and so much animal print! I had a hard time resisting it all! Head over to Target, get your shop on, and maybe unlock your inner animal.

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Fashion Finds: Cupshe

This past weekend my family and I went to a water park.  As I was walking around, I was doing a lot of people watching.  I was checking out other women’s swimsuits. There were some that I thought were super cute and others not so much.  I actually got several comments on the swimsuit that I was wearing. One time I was in the bathroom washing my hands and a lady told me how cute it was and asked where I got it from. She then proceeded to tell me how difficult it had been for her to find a suit that she thought was cute, that fit her body type, and that didn’t break the bank.  I could sympathize with her because I have spent many days myself, trying on suit after suit trying to find one that made me comfortable.  Throughout most of my life I wore two-piece swimsuits, specifically bikinis.  Then after I had my second daughter, I no longer felt comfortable in a bikini so I moved to tankinis.  I am have a very long torso and have never thought that I looked good in a one piece swimsuit.  They just don’t fit me right.  The problem for me was finding a tankini that I actually liked and that didn’t make me feel like an old lady or that had a top that wasn’t so flowy that I felt like I looked like I was still pregnant.  Anyway, that is what I have worn for the past several years and I needed something new and fresh that made me feel good.   

Over the past year and a half or so, I have lost weight and started feeling better about my body.  I started seeing these ads for these super cute swimsuits throughout my Facebook and Instagram feeds from a company called Cupshe.  Many of them were the high-waisted bikinis. It is so funny to me that this trend from the 70’s is back.  Anyway, I was very intrigued by this style of suit and thought maybe it was the solution to my swimsuit woes.  While I was super hesitant to purchase a swimsuit from an ad on social media without even seeing it in person and trying it on, I decided to go for it.  The price was good and there were really good reviews, so what did I really have to loose?  Plus, I had seen a few other bloggers post about swimsuits from this same company. The problem then became which one to choose.  There are tons of them and they are all adorable.  I finally decided on one and then started to get cold feet again. Who really buys a swimsuit they haven’t tried on? Am I too old to wear a suit like that? What size do I even get? These were the thoughts running through my head trying to talk me out of the purchase.  This was all just before my annual girls’ trip to the beach so I had to make a decision because I needed a new swimsuit.  I finally decided to pull the trigger and go for it.  I actually ended up purchasing it from Amazon instead of the Cupshe website directly because I needed the prime shipping.  I needed it fast.  I was pleasantly surprised when it arrived.  It fit perfectly, and it is definitely a good quality suit.  To top it all off, it is so cute! I am in love with it and will definitely purchase swimsuits from them again.  I will spare you the picture of me in the suit, but you can see the one that I chose below. Unfortunately it is no longer available on the Cupshe site, but you can still snag it on Amazon.

I have gone through the numerous suits that they have in stock right now and have chosen some of my favorites in different styles.  It was really hard to narrow it down to just a few! I highly recommend their suits. They are so adorable and they are super affordable.  I recommend that you use the size chart that is on the Cupshe website for each suit to determine the best size for you. If you are between sizes, I would size up.  That is what I did, and it is a perfect fit. I have also included the links to the Cupshe site as well as Amazon (if available) in case you are in a hurry like me. They are having a sale on the Cupshe site right now with some suits up to 70% off. You could also get 15% off an order of $75+ by entering your email to subscribe.

Standard Bikini:

  1. Blue Crush Tie Dye (Cupshe) (Amazon)
  2. Out of the Ordinary Stripes (Cupshe)
  3. Cherry Blossom Double Knot (Cupshe) (Amazon)
  4. Essential Striped Triangle (Cupshe) (Amazon)
  5. Del Mar (Cupshe) (Amazon)
  6. Honey Girl Striped (Cupshe) (Amazon)
  7. Miss the Past One Shoulder (Cupshe) (Amazon)
  8. Matcha Ice Cream Halter (Cupshe) (Amazon)

High-Waisted Bikini:

  1. Lingering Charm Halter (Amazon)
  2. Pink Floral and Green Striped (Cupshe) (Amazon)
  3. Plum and Floral Reversible Bottoms (Cupshe) (Amazon)
  4. Teal and Palm Print (Cupshe)
  5. Teal Floral Scalloped (Cupshe)
  6. Summer Dream Blue Wrap Floral (Cupshe) (Amazon)
  7. Bloom in the Dream Halter (Cupshe) (Amazon)
  8. Simple Truth Lace Up (Cupshe)

Tankini:

  1. Lemon Print Peplum (Cupshe) (Amazon)
  2. Blue and Floral (Cupshe) (Amazon)
  3. Pink and Striped Peplum (Cupshe) (Amazon)
  4. Exquisite Taste Embroidery (Cupshe)
  5. Music City Print (Cupshe)
  6. Wherever I Go Solid (Cupshe)

One Piece:

  1. Blue Polka Dots and Stripes (Cupshe) (Amazon)
  2. Lovely Girl Cross (Cupshe) (Amazon)
  3. Keeping You Accompanied (Cupshe) (Amazon)
  4. Pink Floral Belted (Cupshe) (Amazon)
  5. Enjoy It One Shoulder (Cupshe) (Amazon)
  6. Yellow V-Neck Striped (Cupshe) (Amazon)
  7. Royal Elegance (Cupshe) (Amazon)
  8. Simple Living Stripe (Cupshe) (Amazon)

How cute are all of these? You can see why it was hard for me to choose just one to buy or just a few as favorites.  Did you notice a trend in my picks? I like stripes, polka dots, all shades of blue, and halter tops! Sorry! That’s just what I am drawn too. I did try to pick a few different styles, too, though. Happy Shopping!

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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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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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