Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Leopard Print Cardigan

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Hey y'all! Today's post is all about my leopard print cardigan. For the past couple of years, I have been hunting for one but it had to meet the following criteria:

1. Pockets. I always need pockets... for when my hands get cold or awkward.
2. Soft. No scratchy wool or uncomfortable fabrics.
3. Print. I wanted a simple leopard print that wasn't too over the top.
4. Price. I didn't way to pay more $50.

I found this one (that met all of my criteria) from a store that I literally haven't set foot in since I was probably 17 years old, Hollister Co.! I honestly didn't even really like that store as a teenager either, not because of their clothes, but because it was so dark in the store! I couldn't see anything! Well, online shopping at Hollister Co. in your thirties is a way better experience. For one, you can see and two, they sell gorgeous leopard print cardigans that work for a 32 year old mom, too!


Since I haven't shopped at Hollister  Co. in about 15 years, I wasn't sure about what size to purchase but since I like my cardigans to be roomy, I sized up to a medium and I love the fit. I would say it probably does run true to size but if you like a loose fit, go up one size.

I have already worn this leopard print cardigan twice (including in this post from yesterday). I've styled it with jeans, a lace cami, and mule heels for a dressed up casual look for church.

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I've also worn it a mom uniform with leggings (well, these are more of a mix of leggings and joggers), sneakers, and a basic white tee. The cardigan totally takes this look up a notch!

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leopard print cardigan, fall fashion, style on a budget, north carolina blogger, look for less, what to buy for fall


M O R E  W A Y S  T O  S T Y L E  T H I S  C A R D I G A N:

A little black dress and mules.

Distressed denim and sneakers.

Leggings and rain boots.

Black denim skirt and cami.

If you are reading my blog then chances are you probably haven't shopped at Hollister Co. in a long time either so be sure to sign up for their Cali Club to get $10 off your purchase!

Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a great day!

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Monday, October 15, 2018

Three Things From The Weekend

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Happy Monday! I hope you all had a great weekend! Fall weather finally arrived and it made this weekend even more enjoyable. Low humidity and sixty degrees makes this North Carolina girl very happy! We enjoyed lots of fun family time as usual over the weekend so today, I'm sharing three things from the weekend! Our weekdays are super busy so we try to squeeze in as much fun as possible on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.

P U M P K I N  L A T T E S  A N D  P U M P K I N  P A I N T I N G | We started our weekend off right with dinner at The Table. I'm pretty sure this was our very first time ever eating dinner there even though I go there weekly for coffee and we also grab desserts there pretty often. It definitely did not disappoint! My husband and I split the grass fed burger and a harvest chicken salad. Delicious!

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I also had to get a pumpkin spice latte while we were there because I usually just get a plain black coffee while I'm there because it usually falls in my fasting hours. You can read more about my intermittent fasting journey in this post. First of all, the latte art was incredible! How cute is that little pumpkin on top?! But secondly, it was delicious. Dare I say that it was way better than Starbucks?! Yes, it definitely was! 

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After dinner, we headed to church for pumpkin painting! We enjoyed a couple hours of creative fun with our church family. The weather was perfect! I was even able to decorate my own fancy pumpkin. It was so much fun!

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T A R G E T  A N D  L O W  C O U N T R Y  B O I L | Our Saturday mornings always start slow because it's the one morning a week that I sleep in. My husband is pretty amazing and lets me sleep until at least eight AM because he knows I need my sleep. We also use our slow mornings to catch up on some housekeeping. The girls vacuumed for the first time this weekend and they actually did a pretty good job! When we finally got ourselves together, we went to Hops Burger Bar for a delicious lunch. All of their food is amazing, every time!

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After lunch, we headed to Target to pick up some items we needed and get jeans for the girls. While we were there, Josh filmed an overdue festive Target try on session. He keeps us laughing!



Every year, for one of our friend's birthdays, we get together for a low country boil. Corn on the cob, shrimp, sausage, potatoes, and lots of butter! It's so good! We finished off an amazing meal with s'mores by the bonfire. Again, the weather was literally perfect for this!

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S U N D A Y  F U N D A Y | I serve at least two Sundays a month on my church's worship team. I run ProPresenter which basically means I keep anything on the screens rolling... from lyrics, to videos, and sermon notes. I have to be there at seven AM so my Sunday started early yesterday. I always try to pick out my outfit the night before because I am not a morning person and it's some kind of miracle that I even make it there on time. But surprisingly, I got there five minutes early today! This leopard sweater, cami, and straight leg jean combo was put together and comfy.

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After church, we went to one of our local favorites, The Flying Pig, for chili and salad. We literally go there at least once a week because we love the food, the atmosphere, and the awesome staff. 

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After lunch, we grabbed groceries and then spent the rest of the afternoon doing just what you see below... relaxing! We rented a Red Box movie and snuggled up on the couch. Some afternoons, just require relaxation, don't you agree?!

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

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Friday, October 12, 2018

Currently Loving


Happy Friday! I hope you've had a great week! I finally see fall-like temperatures in our forecast and I'm pretty excited about it. I absolutely love summertime and warm weather but only when it's actual summer. Once October rolls around, I want all of the fall things. Sweaters, boots, warm apple cider, pumpkins, and cool weather. 

Today, I'm sharing my weekly roundup of what I'm currently loving. It was hard to narrow it down to eight picks this week because I found so many things that I loved! 
Which of this week's picks is your favorite?!

1. B O O T S | I bought this boots last season and I still love them! They are great quality for the price but the very best part is the comfort. These boots are probably the most comfortable pair that I have ever worn. Perfect heel height and true to size.


2. S T R I P E D  S W E A T E R | I just got this sweater in the mail and I love how soft it is! Plus, the colors are gorgeous. I don't already own anything like it! It's a little shorter in length than most of my sweaters but it's perfect for styling with my high rise denim. I got a small and it fits true to size.


3. P U L L O V E R | This pullover couldn't be cozier! It's so incredibly soft and fits oversized. I got a small and I love it!


4. W A F F L E  H E N L E Y | Continuing with the theme of soft and cozy... I am loving this waffle henley top! It's such a great basic to add to your fall wardrobe. The fit is also true to size.


5. O V E R A L L S | I have wanted this overalls for awhile now because I love denim ones so much. I finally got them and I can't wait to style them all fall and winter long! They do run a little small so size up one size if you want a little more breathing room.


6. P L U S H  T E E | Yep, another soft piece of clothing. I love comfort! You can just never have enough striped tees and I love this plush one.


7. H E A D  B A N D | I've expanded my love of animal print to hair accessories now, too. I love the fun print of this head band and how it would make a simple outfit, much more interesting. 


8. H E E L S | How cute are these heels?! They are velvet AND pink. I love them! I think they would be perfect with skinny jeans and a sweater or dressed up with a little black dress.


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

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Thursday, October 11, 2018

Budget Friendly Walmart Finds

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Happy Thursday! It's been awhile since I have shared my Walmart finds with y'all so today I'm rounding up my favorite budget friendly fashion finds from Walmart! This time, I am also adding some great pieces for your little girls as well. I am currently building my girls a fall/winter capsule wardrobe and many of the pieces that I purchased for them are from Walmart. I think they have really stepped up their style and quality game recently because I have actually been pretty impressed with how well everything has held up that I've purchased. I'm all about style (and quality) on a budget!

W A L M A R T  F I N D S  F O R  Y O U:


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Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a great day!

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Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Instagram Roundup

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Hey y'all! I hope you are having a great week so far! This past week, I have been living in dresses because they are just super easy to throw on and go. I love layering this with cardigans and jackets to change up the look. The weather looks like it might finally start cooling down a little next week so I'm really looking forward to wearing sweaters... without sweating!

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I have worn this dress twice in the one week that I have owned it because it's so incredibly comfortable. I love a basic black t-shirt dress because it can easily be dressed up or down.


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This striped tunic is one of my favorite recent Old Navy purchases. I sized up one size for the best fit.


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There's never a dull moment with this duo! They insisted on trying on the hot dog and taco costumes at Target on Saturday night. They looked too cute!


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This cardigan is officially my favorite one of the season! It's leopard, so super soft, and it has pockets. Who doesn't love a cardigan with pockets?!


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I have also been living this plaid swing dress. It's a great piece for transitioning into fall weather. It can be wear with sandals while it's warm and then boots when it cools off.


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I'm so glad I finally got a black pair of rain boots because they are much easier to style than the brightly colored options that I've owned in the past. I also love them with a dress!


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The hunt for a great pair of high rise skinny jeans is over. These are the perfect dark wash and are super flattering. They run true to size and have the perfect amount of stretch without being too stretchy. I am 5'5" and I'm wearing the regular length.


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Here's that little black t-shirt dress again but this time, I paired it with a blazer and heels to dress it up a bit for church. I love that this blazer works for casual and dressy looks!


Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a great day!
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