Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Instagram Roundup .197

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Hey y'all! I hope you're having a great week so far! We are back into a normal routine this week and I feel like the week is already flying by. But, that is mostly because this week has been so busy that I feel like every minute of the day is filled up. Stay tuned tomorrow for one of the projects that I kept me busy this week-- a fun style session that I've teamed up with three other ladies to share!

Today, I'm sharing my weekly Instagram Roundup, including my outfits from last week. I have started trying to capture more of my real life, mom outfits from my weekday mornings. I literally wear gym clothes Monday-Friday mornings but I try to make them look a little more put together, especially if I'm running errands before or after my workout. The new leopard leggings that I just recently got are making my weekday morning outfits so much more fun!

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Thanks so much for visiting! I hope you have a wonderful day!

Friday, January 24, 2020

Currently Loving .167

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Happy Friday! I hope you've had a great week! It's been kind of an unusual week for me because I haven't had to work my normal schedule, my kids had a day off of school, and my husband has been out of town for work. I'm such a creature of habit so I really love my normal routine but it has been nice to have a little bit of extra downtime... but I'm so thankful my husband is home!

Today, I'm sharing my favorite post of the week, what I'm Currently Loving. These posts are my favorite but honestly, they are a little time consuming. Scouring the internet for things that I love sounds easy but I am very picky about what I choose to share here. If I wouldn't actually purchase an item with my own money, then I won't share it here. Sometimes that even means me actually buying the item and seeing it in person before it makes the cut for this post!

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Which of this week's picks is your favorite?!

1. L E G G I N G S | These leggings were one of the items I wanted to check out for myself before I shared them on here. I am totally a black leggings kind of girl, especially for working out but I was really intrigued by this fun pair! I decided to give them a try and I absolutely love them! They are even cuter in person and so comfortable. They are high rise and comfortably hold you in. The fit is true to size and I went with the short length (I'm 5'5" for height reference) because I like my ankles to be able to breathe at the gym, lol. 


2. N E C K L A C E | I am a big fan of dainty necklaces and I have had my eye on this one for awhile. It's currently on sale for under $20 plus an additional 30% off. I think it's time to add it to my necklace collection at that price!


3. S H O E S | These shoes are a total wish list for me because they are pricey. But, they are so cute! Madewell shoes are always so comfortable and amazing quality so I think these shoes will be worth saving up for!


4. K I M O N O | My closet in filled mostly with classic pieces and lots of neutral colors so this kimono is a little out of norm for me. But, pink is my favorite color and I really like to mix in fun pieces like this to make my basic wardrobe a little more exciting. I'm planning to add this budget friendly find to my closet!


5. P U L L O V E R | I've shared this pullover before but I wanted to share it again since I now own it for myself. I have tried many sherpas in the past few years and I can confidently say that this one is the best, especially for the price. It's super soft on the outside and the inside! The fit is true to size (it does fit a little oversized) and it's leggings friendly. I'll be living in it until spring!


6. T O P | I'm really loving henley tops lately and this one is no exception. Throw it on with jeans and sneakers for a cute, casual, and comfy look for everyday.


7. B A G | Y'all know I am a big fan of Madewell bags and if I didn't already own a crossbody bag in this color, I would totally buy this! It's on sale for a great price for a great bag. The leather just gets better and better with time!


8. J E A N S | These jeans are another repeat for me because they are my favorite pair of skinny jeans that I have ever owned. Yes, I know that is a strong statement but they are so good! The fit is flattering and they are so incredibly comfortable to wear. The run true to size and will certainly become your favorite jeans too!


Thank you so much for stopping by! I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Instagram Roundup .196

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Hey y'all! I'm back again with another post. Two days in a row! Maybe I really am getting out of my blogging rut! Today, I'm sharing my weekly Instagram Roundup, including all of my outfits from last week. In case you missed it yesterday, I shared my Madewell bag collection here on the blog! Pretty much the only bags I ever carry are Madewell bags. They are just my favorite and such great quality! See how many different Madewell bags you can spot in this blog post. 

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Leopard boots make a basic outfit not so basic. I love them!


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What I'm actually wearing every single weekday morning.


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I've never met a pink wall that I didn't love!


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There's my mom uniform again. These leggings are so comfy!


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Last weekend, I got to visit one of my favorite triad spots: Scent Workshop!


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When it's randomly spring in the middle of January, you wear your favorite short sleeve top.


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Basics with a pop of leopard... and another Madewell bag.


Thanks so much for visiting! I hope you have a great day!

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

My Madewell Bag Collection

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Happy Tuesday! I hope your week is off to a great start! Honestly, I have been in such a big blogging rut since before Christmas. My creative energy has just been super low and I haven't been very inspired. But today, I'm changing that and chatting about something I love, Madewell bags! Over the last few years, I have developed quite the Madewell bag collection because they are such great bags. In today's post, I'm going to be sharing my collection, details on each bag, and how I've styled them! Also, over on Instagram stories today, I'm sharing each bag, size comparisons, and more.


The medium transport tote was my very first Madewell bag purchase. I had been wanting to invest in a nice, leather bag. I wanted an everyday bag and one that would last for many years to come. I chose the medium tote because of the size and versatility. I really love how you can wear it on your shoulder, on your arm, or as a crossbody (it comes with a thin crossbody strap but you can change them out).  When I first got this bag in the mail, I definitely thought that the shoulder straps seemed short and they definitely are on the shorter side. But, I actually really like that about the bag now because it makes the bag feel secure when you are carrying it. I picked the English saddle color because it goes with literally everything. Three years later, this is still one of my most carried bags! I always recommend this to anyone who asks which Madewell bag to get. I'd say this one is my favorite! I have found that the leather just gets better and better with time. Also, the medium bag now also comes in a zippered version if you prefer that option.



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My second Madewell bag purchase was the large transport tote in black. I was looking for a tote bag to use for work that could hold all of the things and this one certainly does! I can carry my laptop, planner, and regular purse essentials comfortably in this bag. It's super roomy without being a big, overwhelming kind of tote. It really is the perfect large tote bag! My black bag doesn't have a zipper but my English saddle one does. I've had some people ask which one I prefer as far as the zipper goes and honestly, I never really zip my zippered bag. But, I do like having the option to zip it up if I needed to, especially if I was traveling (this bag makes a great carry on bag). The inside has one small, zippered pocket but the rest of it is open. I don't know about you but when a bag doesn't have a lot of organization inside, my bag gets super messy! Check out this blog post to learn about how I keep my bag organized. The tips I share in that post have been purse game changers for me! Also, for reference, the shoulder straps on the medium and large transport totes are pretty much the exact same size.



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When I purchased this bag, I wasn't filling a need, I just really loved the leopard print, lol. But I really do love having a printed bag in my collection. It just makes the most boring outfit so much more fun! This bag is the canvas transport tote so the price point is much less than the leather transport tote bags that I have. If you are wanting a Madewell bag but not wanting to spend the money on a leather bag, I would definitely recommend a canvas tote. The quality is amazing and the straps are leather so they will hold up over time. My leopard print is from over the summer but they just released a new leopard print that I might love even more!



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This crossbody bag is my go-to when I need a small bag! I really love the circle style and it surprisingly holds quite a few things for a small bag. I can carry my phone, small wallet, keys, and a lip gloss or two in this little bag. I picked the English saddle color but it does come in other colors as well. I also love that the strap is adjustable too! It's such a great bag for running errands, traveling, or well, really anything! I love it!



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Last up, the belt bag. I bought this over the summer and used it so much. It's perfect for wearing with skirts and dresses because you can carry your phone or other essentials while remaining hands free. This bag comes in sizes and I personally went with the size small (I'm a 26 in pants at Madwell and a 27 other places). The extra small worked for me but I could only carry it high on my waist and I really wanted the versatility of carrying it lower, near my hips if I wanted to. I also got this bag in English saddle because it just goes with everything! I love using this bag for our travels. It took me from Puerto Rico to Disney World, hands free!



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