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I’ve actually never done a post like this but it has been done by bloggers for a long time so I decided ‘why not?’, since it looks like a lot of fun and gives some details into my life.
In the spring and summer I like using small bright purses (as well as tote bags) to carry around my things. This is mostly because I am a lot more mobile during these times, especially since the weather is awesome.
Using a small purse also helps me carry a lighter load and filter out the trash and products that I don’t need at the moment. I am currently using this cute pink purse (which you can purchase here). I purchased it on discount and I love it. The straps are long enough to use it like a cross body but I love the size and look. There is a small zipper pocket inside which carries the necessities. I like the minimalist design, since it only has a small crown on it, I picked pink because I don’t have many purses this shade, but it is super cute. I wasn’t worried about it looking like a child’s purse either since it is big enough to be different. Either way I love it! It also comes in a couple different colors if pink isn’t your favorite.
Got this wallet for only $10. Love the cute pineapple print and it matches the brightness of my purse!
Of course I have to have my sunglasses, considering that Independence day is in July I like to use these babies.
Hand lotion is a must in my purse especially since I am constantly using it through out the day, currently I am using Nivea soft hands moisturizer. I don’t like the twist off top but it is great travel size. For my lips I am using Vasoline creme brulee lip therapy and when I want to add I little color I use elf lip balm tint in a pretty rose color.
These are the necessities that have to have in every purse, tampons, advil and a hairtie! What do you have in your purse?
I haven’t had much time to take pictures of me wearing the clothes, since surprisingly I have been extremely busy. I am trying to wear less black and different types of sandals than flip flops. I’ve been going for more lightweight shirts, and I really love this one I recently purchased from HERE while I did not like the fact I had to order up, I did fall in love with it. The shirt is made of 95% Viscoce, 5% Spandex and has this weird combination of being clingy but loose. The shoes are a taupe wrap sandal from bamboo that is extremely comfortable. I love the simple yet stylish look of them. The shorts are old from Cotton on but they are really comfortable and perfect for a day of relaxing or walking around the farmers market (which is how I have been spending my days). I went with a comfortable style and didn’t go for accessories mostly because I wanted to be simple. I used a tote bag to complete the look.
what have you been wearing?
I have quite a few purses. I like having them, and like sunglasses, they can be colorful and extremely expressive. However, I noticed something when looking through them the other day. I have a ridiculous amount of tote bags
I think every woman should have a tote bag for those summer beach days, but I may have too many. How I got them? I am not sure. Will I stop getting them? Absolutely not. I like the idea of just tossing my wallet and a couple of essentials into a tote bag and heading out on an adventure, plus I like to have different ones to choose from. Having a tote bag for every. Considering how fickle my mood can sometimes be, I really actually need multiple ones.
I will say that I don’t use tote bags for any “fancy” times, but using one during spring and summer can make a rather dull outfit fun! What do you think about tote bags?
As you can see I absolutely love sunglasses! While yes they are made to protect your eyes from the sun, they are also the perfect ways to accessorize. Sunglasses have so much character and color and it can be one of the first things people notice when they see you. I love having a variety of Sunglasses at my disposal, so I can wear what ever matches my outfit or mood. I have silly fruit sunglasses, cheap sunglasses, designer, different colors and designs. I absolutely love em all! It doesn’t even matter what price (although I do stop myself if they are too expensive, like jeez I’m not that crazy) or style they are. I want to them all!
Who wants to wear shoes when you’re hot and sweaty? With summer coming up and a puppy who has just figured out that mommy gets mad when you eat her shoes, I decided to order some sandals. Now I like shoes and sandals that have character, I’m a big fan of anything unique or fun and when I saw these Wild Diva Slip Ons on Zulily I knew I wanted them. Now If you are not familiar with Zulily then you know that it is sort of like Hautelook, where they have discounted name brands that you can buy if you like, The shipping does take a while, however. I received these within 2 weeks so I was not too upset about the long shipping.
They really need to be broken in as they are super stiff and it is a bit hard to shove my feet into them and go. If you have wide feet you may want to stretch these out a bit before any long wear time. I was a bit hesitant about buying white sandals as white does show dirt easier than other colors. I decided to just bite the bullet as it is all about trying new things and just making myself happy.
The heart and thundercloud designs are colorful and creative and give the sandals a fun twist. Plus it’s sewed on surprisingly well so I am not worried that they are going to fall off.
I am back and I am so happy to be blogging. Finals are over and I have the whole summer to bring my blog up to something I love. This summer I wanted to focus more on my health, mental and physical. So of course I need to get me some new clothes! Seeing a chance to get some bright colors into my wardrobe I jumped at a chance to pick up this front zip sports bra. I was surprised that the material was soft and stretchy, so putting on my bright unicorn leggings I tried to put on this matching bra…
It wouldn’t zip…
This was my size, it was not too small. The zipper just kept getting stuck. When the zipper finally did zip up it broke. I was so disappointed. This is such a cute bra and the bra itself seems like it was made with some nice quality material. I guess they cheapen out on the zipper. It felt like a plastic zipper toy. Had the zipper worked I would have jumped at the chance to recommend this product with no problem. As of right now I say you can try your luck and see if maybe I just have bad luck, cause I kinda do to be honest.
I am going to try to fix this because it looks like such a pretty and great bra to workout in. Just wish they would have gotten a better zipper. You can try your luck and see if this was just a faulty one. Purchase the bra HERE
I’ve been trying to thrift more clothing lately. Not only to save money, but one of my cousins who has always worked in high fashion has recently begun to be an advocate of thrifting. Apparently, fashion is the 3rd biggest pollution industry in the world! Anyway, I’ve decided to try Thredup They recently had a 40% off deal that I just couldn’t pass up. First of I gotta say it was incredibly easy purchasing the clothing, plus I actually trust the site to have quality control and make sure everything was of good quality. I always get nervous buying clothes online and I think buying used/thrift clothing is even worse.
The brown Maurice jacket is really comfortable, not as warm as I was hoping it would be. I love the zip up and the giant buttons. I have a thing for giant buttons! Since we moved here to Idaho winters are colder so I’ve been looking for warm jackets that don’t drain my bank account.
I really love the star burgundy Zara cardigan is really warm, almost warmer than the jacket. It is also the most comfortable cardigan EVER! Okay, that may be an overdramatization since I have not worn every cardigan, but it’s close. It is a bit chunky but I love it. There are also 2 small pockets on the front for carrying small things if needed.
The Gloria Vanderbilt Kakis are exactly what they are. There seems to be some slight fading but it’s not so bad. there is zipper at the knee so you can make them shorts on warmer days.
The pink and black Annabelle dress is gorgeous, I bought it especially for my company Christmas party. It’s slightly thinner than I thought it would be and I hope it is not see through. If it is, a slip should suffice!
What do you think of my haul? Have you ever tried ThredUp?
*Thank you to Zevrez for discounting me the grey sweatshirt dress. This post may contain affiliate links*
We have a cold front settling in and while it is sunny outside it’s in the 30s today. So you know what that means, It’s time to break out the gloves, hats, and scarves!
It’s been since I’ve had anyone take pictures of me and well I was extremely awkward and I did not know what to do with my hands. Also, how do you pose? Do you look at the camera? I found myself looking down or away.
I really love this new grey sweater dress (although I really wore it like a tunic instead, it was way too short to wear as a dress). The embroidering on the side is so beautiful It made me so sad that I had to wear a jacket over it. some of the flowers are double embroidered and layered which gives a bit of oomph to an already beautiful design. I really wish there was some embroidering on the pocket in the front though as it would have it stand out a bit more. It’s so cozy too! It’s made to be baggy so though don’t look for any body definition. This is a cozy everyday wear item and it’s surprisingly warm. I like it because since it is baggy you can layer under it to provide extra warmth
I wore some warm black tights and black heeled boots to complete the look. If your interested in this look you can shop the sweatshirt dress HERE.
It is going to be a while before I start taking pictures of outfits with me in it. Mostly because of the whole house thing. Once we move and get settled in I do plan to wear the outfits and take pictures. For now, I hope you can deal with my flatlays.
I was feeling pretty and girly today so I wanted something to match my mood. This dress absolutely does. The flowers are so pretty and colorful that I needed to wear it. The one thing though is that this is completely a summer dress since the material is so thin. I wasn’t drawn away from it though.
Seriously isn’t this such a gorgeous coloring? I felt really feminine in it. This dress would be perfect for a summer date night. I paired the dress with some brown booties
and a wooden pink deer necklace that I have been wanting to wear and I felt the coloring matched perfectly.
The one thing I will say is that with this dress if you order it you really have to size up as it runs about 2 sizes too small.
If you want to purchase the dress you can do so HERE
I like clothes, I think we’ve established that in the years I’ve been blogging. Gym clothes are no exception. I need to look stylish while being comfortable and sometimes that is a super hard thing to do. No only do the clothes have to fit, but they have to absorb sweat, not be see through (surprisingly this is hard to find. So when offered to try these black Dawn Raid Capri workout pants I sort of jumped at the opportunity.
This capris do run small so it was a little discouraging when I had to order a size up and it still being slightly smaller than expected. The one pleasant thing I will add though is that the pants are not see-through so squatting and yoga will not be a problem! They are a magnet for lint and hair so if you are particular about being lint free you may want to bring a roller. With 2 cats and a dog I am quite used to having some sort of hair on me at all times (sometimes I is my own sooo…)
The pants are a very dark black that has yet to fade from washing, I am able to stretch in the pants despite them being tighter than I am used to. They are actually super comfortable and softer than I expected. Despite them being advertised as high waist, I found them to be more of a medium waist. This annoyed me a bit, but I got over it. Overall, these are comfy, stretchy and opaque, exactly what workout pants should be.
If you would like to order the pants you can do so HERE