Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Feather Print Dress

custom dress, eshakti, mom style, style on a budget, blush bag, peep toe boots

Happy Tuesday! I hope your week is off to a great start! Over the weekend, I got my hair cut, colored, and styled by my stylist Kahli at Renew. She's the only person who has touched my hair in over six years and I think she's the very best! I go in almost exactly every eight weeks to get my hair colored because I have been blessed with random gray hairs since I was about 18! She just trimmed up by bob (I'm letting it grow a little), did balayage highlights and shadowed roots, and then curled it for me. I always love how my hair turns out!

Today, I'm styling this gorgeous feather print tie neck dress by eShakti! I've shared about eSkakti before and I just absolutely love them! This dress was custom made for me. Yes, you read that right- custom made! Have you ever been shopping, standing in the dressing room with 10 dresses wishing you could change this or that to make it the perfect dress? Well, I definitely have! Sometimes I wish the neckline was a little higher, the sleeves a little longer, or the hemline just a little bit shorter. At eShakti, you can get truly customized clothing! Their clothing can be customized to your height, hemline, neckline, and sleeve preferences so you can feel your very best in your clothes! How amazing is that?! I know I am much more confident when what I am wearing fits just the way I want it to.

I chose a standard size (S/4), chose my height (5'5") and I was able to make a few other selections (neckline, sleeves, and length) to get the perfect, custom fit. I absolutely loved the black and white feather print of this dress and the swingy shape! I styled it with taupe peep toe ankle boots, a blush bag, and simple jewelry. This dress and good hair made me feel so beautiful!

Have a great day, y'all!

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custom dress, eshakti, mom style, style on a budget, blush bag, peep toe boots

custom dress, eshakti, mom style, style on a budget, blush bag, peep toe boots

custom dress, eshakti, mom style, style on a budget, blush bag, peep toe boots

custom dress, eshakti, mom style, style on a budget, blush bag, peep toe boots

custom dress, eshakti, mom style, style on a budget, blush bag, peep toe boots

custom dress, eshakti, mom style, style on a budget, blush bag, peep toe boots

custom dress, eshakti, mom style, style on a budget, blush bag, peep toe boots

custom dress, eshakti, mom style, style on a budget, blush bag, peep toe boots

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Dress | c/o eShakti (follow on Pinterest, InstagramFacebook, and Twitter)
Peep Toe Ankle Boots | Sole Society
Earrings | Target
Watch | Target
Sunglasses | Nordstrom
Bracelet | Nordstrom

Monday, February 20, 2017

Be The Change

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Happy Monday, y'all! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend! I went to the Kendra Scott event at Paintbase on Friday night and I brought my favorite friend with me. We were able to get manicures (complete with Kendra Scott polish), enjoys drinks and sweets, and they gave us the best goodie box (see what was inside over on my Instagram account)! We finished up the night with custom pizzas so it was definitely the perfect girls night out!

Today's post is all about spreading the message of Freedom United
The mission of Freedom United is to ."..INSPIRE millions of people to become lifelong abolitionists, then MOBILIZE them to INFLUENCE governments, business, and society to make the changes necessary to end modern slavery." Modern Slavery is something that I feel like a lot of people don't really know much about but it happens in the United States and all over the world. You can watch a short video to learn more about Modern Slavery here.  

To support Freedom United and the fight against modern slavery, you can purchase an Abolitionist Box filled with items from amazing companies who are doing good in our world. 

Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves,
    for the rights of all who are destitute.
 Speak up and judge fairly;
    defend the rights of the poor and needy.

Proverbs 31:8-9 NIV

Be the change you hope to see in the world.

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The ABOLITIONIST Box for Her contains the following:

(1) One premium women’s shirt, designed by Sevenly (see size chart info in link in footer)
(2) Two crafted wooden coasters, with etched replica art of the Wedgwood Medallion
(1) One crafted candle featuring this collection’s “Abolitionist” art
(1) One delectable, specialty, slave-free chocolate bar, from ALTER ECO (2.82 oz.)
(1) One custom journal featuring abolitionist artwork by Denik
(1) One wallet for your mobile phone, with “New Abolitionist” art, by CANTY
(4) Four “Change the World” stickers, by Sevenly
(4) Four temporary Abolitionist tattoos, by Tattify

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sevenly, otherly, fashion for good, style blogger, fashion blogger

sevenly, otherly, fashion for good, style blogger, fashion blogger

sevenly, otherly, fashion for good, style blogger, fashion blogger

sevenly, otherly, fashion for good, style blogger, fashion blogger

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Tee | c/o Sevenly
Jeans | Target
Shoes | Nike
Watch | Target
Necklace | Kendra Scott
Sunglasses | Nordstrom
Bracelet | Filthy Rich Online (use code EMILY20 to save 20% off)
Earrings | Target
Abolitionist Box | Otherly

Friday, February 17, 2017

Currently Loving


Happy Friday! I hope you have all had an amazing week! Today, I am so excited to attend an event hosted by Kendra Scott at Paintbase Nail Bar in Raleigh! It's a floating cocktail hour complete with sweets and free manicures. Pretty much the perfect Friday night! Don't you think?!

Today, I'm sharing eight items that I am currently loving. I'm pretty sure I have to order number three right now! It's just the perfect blush bag. I hope y'all have a wonderful day! It's Fri-YAY!

1. Distressed Jeans | I own these jeans and they are amazing! Perfectly distressed and such a great price! I was able to size down one size in these.

2. Peep Toe Booties | How perfect are these booties for spring?! The neutral taupe color would match any outfit and they would be such a great transitional shoe.

3. Blush Bag | This bag is going to be mine! I love the color and style of the bag so much. It also has amazing reviews. The design reminds me so much of way more expensive bags!

4. Coral Crossbody | I absolutely love the color of this saddle bag crossbody! It would add the perfect pop of color to any neutral look.

5. Lace Cardigan | I saw this cardigan in person and now I need to go back for it. The lace design is so feminine and it would be the perfect light layer to wear during the spring! It's also less than $30!

6. Twist Front Tee | I had my eye on twist front sweaters but I'm not in the mood to purchase any more sweaters this winter (because it's randomly been in the 70s) so I scooped up this cute tee instead! The front twist makes a regular boring tee way more fun!

7. Duster Ear Jackets | How gorgeous are these earrings?! They are shoulder duster ear jackets to be exact and they are pretty much amazing. I love how long they are and I think they would look so good with an off the shoulder top!

8. Nail Polish | I pretty much only wear pink polish year round with an occasional red manicure thrown in during December. I need a shade of pink and I think this is the one! It looks so happy!

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Thursday, February 16, 2017

Spring in February

lularoe style, mom style, spring style, style on a budget, carly dress

Happy Thursday! Goodness gracious, it's been a busy week but thankfully it's been the good kind of busy. I got to meet my sweet friend Kailey (the friend who inspired me to post my very first #ootd on Instagram) for coffee and to finalize plans for an upcoming baby shower that we are planning together. It was a bright spot in a super dreary and chilly morning! I'm so thankful for good friends that you can share your heart with. They are truly priceless!

This past Sunday, it was literally eighty degrees in February and I apologize for the blindingly white legs but when it's that warm, you have to wear a dress to church without tights (because tights are the most uncomfortable invention ever). I also just had to wear these new wedges again! They are also available in taupe and black (and I might need another pair). The sizing is true to size and they are easy to walk in so I think they are the perfect height plus they are under $60. They are also great for pairing with your favorite swing dress for spring! Have I sold you on them yet?!

The Carly dress from Lularoe is by far my favorite swing dress because it's so forgiving and flattering. I love the high low hem! I normally wear a size small in dresses but I can wear an XXS in this style from Lularoe. I threw on my classic denim jacket to complete the look. I bought this one from Old Navy last year and lived in it last spring. It's such great quality for the price and one of my favorite Old Navy finds. 

I hope you have a wonderful day! Thanks for stopping by!

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lularoe style, mom style, spring style, style on a budget, carly dress

lularoe style, mom style, spring style, style on a budget, carly dress

lularoe style, mom style, spring style, style on a budget, carly dress

lularoe style, mom style, spring style, style on a budget, carly dress

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Dress | c/o Lularoe Jenna Green
Jacket | Old Navy
Wedges | Steve Madden
Necklace | c/o R&E Avenue
Earrings | Target
Watch | Target
Bracelet | Nordstrom 
Sunglasses | Nordstrom

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Instagram Roundup

Happy Wednesday! I hope you had a wonderful Valentine's Day! My husband got me the prettiest pink roses and these gorgeous blush pink earrings from Nickel & Suede. The best of brand of earrings ever! They are so lightweight and comfortable to wear! 

Today, I'm sharing my weekly Instagram Roundup but first I want to share a little background information for anyone who is new around here. I started this blog back in 2009 when I was pregnant with my oldest daugther (who will be turning seven next month). I used my blog to document my pregnancy and special family moments. I continued to use it as a pregnancy diary with my second daughter but I also incorporated maternity outfits that were mostly created from thrift store finds. After Olivia was born, I was stuck in a fashion rut of old yoga pants and t-shirts because my old clothes didn't fit and I was a stay at home mom. One of my friends (who has become a close friend now) used to post her outfits of the day and I love seeing what she was wearing each day! I decided to start putting more effort in my daily looks and posting them on Instagram. I really didn't think anyone would really care about what I was wearing but it was more about accountability for me and the motivation to get myself together each day. I started using hashtags and following other ladies on Instagram who also shared a passion for style. About two years, I really decided to take this blogging thing more seriously and starting collaborating with businesses as well as joining rewardStyle. I have been so blessed to meet so many amazing women and connect with so many wonderful businesses from this hobby. Thank you so much for following along as I pursue my lifelong obsession with playing dress up!

Have a great day, y'all!







Watch c/o Daniel Wellington | Save 15% off with code ESOTO17.



Top c/o Gray Monroe.






Carly dress c/o Lularoe Jenna Green.






Sweatshirt c/o Simple Addiction | Save 15% off with code EMILY15.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Be Mine, Valentine

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Happy Valentine's Day, y'all! I spent yesterday morning sorting candy grams at my oldest daughter's school for PTO and then running errands for party supplies for both of my girls' parties that are happening today.  Full on Valentine's Day preparation! As much work as these little holidays can be, I still love them and I love any reason to celebrate! I mean, why not enjoy a holiday that's all about candy, pink roses, love, chocolate, teddy bears, and red heart shaped everything?! 

Today's look was completely inspired by Valentine's Day and features three pieces from JuJu's, a budget friendly online fashion boutique. My top, heels, and bag are all from JuJu's and you can get 25% off your first order with the code FIRST25! I have already worn the heels twice- they are such a classic style and the perfect neutral shoe. I love them!

Pink and red can be kind of tricky to wear together so I paired this vibrant red bell sleeve top with a blush pink bag. I love the way these shades of red and pink compliment each other! I wanted those colors to stand out so I kept the rest of the look simple with dark skinny jeans, nude heels, and gold earrings. This look would be perfect for a date or going out with friends! 

I hope you have a wonderful Valentine's Day! 

Photography by Samantha from Life & Messy Hair

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valentine's day, style on a budget, juju's online, style blogger

valentine's day, style on a budget, juju's online, style blogger

valentine's day, style on a budget, juju's online, style blogger

valentine's day, style on a budget, juju's online, style blogger

valentine's day, style on a budget, juju's online, style blogger


valentine's day, style on a budget, juju's online, style blogger

valentine's day, style on a budget, juju's online, style blogger

valentine's day, style on a budget, juju's online, style blogger

valentine's day, style on a budget, juju's online, style blogger

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Bag | c/o JuJu's Online
Heels | c/o JuJu's Online
Jeans | Target
Earrings | Nickel & Suede
Watch | Target

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