My favorite purchases of 2018

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Happy New Year! I can’t believe the holidays are already over. Putting this post together was difficult – being the shopaholic that I am, I had a ton of favorites but I decided to narrow it down to some of the things I have purchased in the past year that really stood out..

  1. Zella Live-In High Waist Leggings – I didn’t think I would like any other leggings more than my lulu lemon ones, but I literally LIVE in these leggings. Not only are they extremely flattering but are so comfortable and great quality.
  2. Large Initial Necklace / Also similar here – I saw the Celine necklace on Emily Gemma and so I searched for a dupe and found one on Amazon, shortly after, Love Always came out with a dupe. I wear mine all of the time!!
  3. Anthropologie Moto Jacket – I probably wear this way too much..but I’m not even mad about it, it was definitely worth the splurge!
  4. Sol De Janeiro Body Mist – I came across this brand because of Tati Westbrook and now I understand why she raves about this brand…This stuff smells SO good. I also got the body cream and I am officially hooked.
  5. Leith Ruched Body-Con Dress – I had seen this dress on tons of people and I was so excited to finally buy it. It really is the most flattering dress I own – I also got the long sleeve version too!
  6. Halo Beauty – I never thought these vitamins would do as much as they have – but I have seen such a difference in my hair and nails. Worth every penny!
  7. Kristen Ess Shampoo & Conditioner – I found this at Target when I was looking for a new shampoo and conditioner. This stuff smells AMAZING but is also sulfate free so it doesn’t strip your hair.
  8. Gucci Belt Dupe – I purchased this because Natalie Kennedy shared it on Instagram and I was amazed and how great of a dupe this was?! It looks so similar and it’s only $19!
  9. Lastly..this Janet Gwen Gold & Marble Laptop Case. I have seen a lot of bloggers with this case and no wonder so many people love it – it is so classy looking and great quality. Her designs are stunning.

xoxo,

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The perfect $40 jacket for fall days + nights out

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I am LOVING Target’s new fall selection (but really when am I not loving anything from Target)…They really are killing it right now. They are coming out with more and more designer dupes that are so affordable.

I love this jacket because it works during the day and you can also wear it out at night. It’s super easy to dress up or down, and it looks designer but its only $40! It comes in a few other colors too 🙂 Also, my jeans are currently on sale for $21.99 and originally are $88! They are by far the comfiest jeans I own.

xoxo,

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Transitioning my favorite summer staples into fall

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It is finally starting to cool down and feel like fall – I am so happy I get to transition into wearing my fall outfits again!! I personally love wearing white jeans in the fall and up until winter – especially in this weird transition period where it hasn’t completely cooled down yet and some days are warmer than others. It is so easy to take some of your favorite summer pieces and transition them into fall outfits just by pairing them with the right fall colors. This top is from Target and is only $22 and also comes in a rust orange color! And these wedges..are just another Target must have. They aren’t too high and are designer dupes!

 

xoxo,

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Labor Day sales you don’t want to miss

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There are SO many great sales going on right now, some are ending today but some are extended until after labor day! So I figured I’d show you a couple of my favorite items from each sale 🙂 

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Steve Madden Platform Sandal – $65

Nurse Jamie Facial Trio – I have been eyeing the Nurse Jamie uplift for quite some time now (all because of Tati) and this is a trio set for $46 – the uplift is original $69! 

Quay Australia Aviators – Marked down to $29!!

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Express is the perfect place to buy your “going out” closet staples. The entire site is currently 40% off and womens jeans are 50% off! 

One Shoulder Tie Tank – Only $15!!

Sequin Mini Skirt – $41. I wore this last weekend to celebrate my 22nd birthday and I loved it. Just the right amount of extra 😉 

Strapless Sweetheart Romper – $41. I love this because it’s simple – but you can do a lot with it! PicMonkey Image-6

It was not until recently that I started shopping at Abercrombie again, they have so many cute fall items right now and their sales are great! 

Snap-Up Fleece – I am obsessed. Comes in many different colors! 

Cozy Swing Dress – This also comes in different colors and I think it’s perfect for fall! 

Lace Trim Cami – These are SUPER in right now. The reason I like mine so much is because you can wear it under a lot of different cardigans and blazers, or by itself!

 

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Goodnight Macaroon is the perfect place to get sweaters and cardigans. They have so many unique styles that you might not see a lot of other places. It has been one of my favorites for a while now. 

“Silvia” Eyelet Halter Neck Lightweight Sweater / “Pansy” Two Tone High Low V-Neck Sweater / “Acadia” Fuzzy Fleece Sweater 


 

With fall approaching – what kind of blog posts do you want to see?! What are you guys looking to add to your closet right now?! Let me know in the comments or DM me 🙂

 

xoxo,

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Chicago Botanic Garden + styling my favorite tank from the #NSALE

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Lace-up Tank / High Waisted Shorts / Sandals

I can’t believe that I have been living in Illinois for almost 5 years now and I hadn’t gone to the Chicago Botanic Gardens until now..They are seriously so beautiful. These photos do not even do it justice.  There is also a super cute café and gift shop!

My favorite tank from the Nordstrom sale is restocked in limited sizes and in some colors so grab it while you can! Also, my shorts are on clearance at Target right now for $11! My slides are also from Target and I have literally been living in them. This was such an easy outfit to throw on. I want this tank in other colors!

xoxo,

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A day in Chicago + my new favorite closet staple

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Yesterday I spent the day in Chicago at the Merchandise Mart with a co-worker returning some fabric samples and picking up some tile samples. This was surprisingly only my third or fourth time in the Mart and I forgot how stunning the showrooms are. I could spend all day there! After the Mart, we went to The Hampton Social and it was my first time there – seriously so cute! I have seen a ton of photos taken there so of course, we had to go!

I mainly wanted to do this blog post because I finally got my hands on this dress that I have been eyeing FOREVER! It is so flattering and I have seen it on so many people styled so many different ways. It is a little on the pricier side but I am so glad I finally got it. It is so comfortable and so easy to dress up or down! I love that you can wear it now but you are also able to style it in the Winter, Spring, and Fall! It is the perfect little black dress, and I will definitely be getting it in other colors!

xoxo,

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Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Haul

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Some of these items may be sold out but might be restocked! 

*My denim and shoes pictured are not a part of the Nordstrom sale*

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BP. pullover – Marked down to $25, originally $39.

Jeans ($25 right now!) / Wedges (Steve Madden dupes!)

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BP. pullover – Same pullover in a different color! SO soft.

Jean Shorts ($19 right now!) / Soludos Espadrilles

These Soludos Espadrilles are a part of the Nordstrom sale and are marked down to $49 – originally $74!

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WAYF Ruffle Cami (Restocked!) – This may be my favorite purchase from the sale. It is now restocked and comes in other colors! It is marked down to $38 and is originally $59!

Jeans / Shoes

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Leith Cardigan

BP. Lace Trimmed Cami – This is unfortunately sold out but will hopefully be restocked?!

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Tory Burch Flats

These Tory Burch flats are extremely similar and are a part of the sale – marked down to $164!

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This is the same BP. Lace Trimmed Cami – I love that you can style it so many ways all year long! Hopefully, it will be restocked 🙂

This was my first time ever shopping the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale and wow it was totally worth it! In my opinion, shopping this sale will save me soo much money in the end because throughout the rest of the year I would’ve shopped more if I hadn’t picked these things up for such great deals! Two things that are not pictured that I also got from the sale are these Zella Live in High Waist Leggings which are the BEST! I did not expect to love them as much as my Lulu Lemon leggings but I do! I also got this basic tee in black that is marked down to only $11 (will hopefully be restocked in more sizes and colors?!) I obviously didn’t go too crazy because being on a college budget doesn’t stop when you graduate! 😉

xoxo,

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