Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Instagram Roundup

Happy Wednesday! Today, I am sharing a roundup from Instagram (I'm sharing my four favorite outfits from the past month over there today) and is it seriously already the last day of November?! I guess my birthday month had to come to an end eventually but I just love November. I feel like such a grown up when all I can talk about is the gorgeous fall leaves! But really though, the leaves changing colors is always incredibly beautiful in North Carolina. 

In this roundup, you can find all of my #ootd's from the past week and a few other images that I posted over on Instagram. I broke down my tops, bottoms, outerwear, shoes, bags, and accessories in shoppable links at the bottom of this post if you are curious about where something is from. You can also always shop anything from my Instagram feed using the SHOP page at the top of my blog. You don't have to sign up for a account or anything to get the details. Just think of me as your personal shopper and I'm always on a budget! Most of the pieces from my outfits are super affordable and for the regular girl (like me). I am always on the hunt for a good quality piece at a great price!

I hope you all have a wonderful day and thanks so much for stopping by!

leopard heels, pea coat

leopard scarf, red maxi dress

capri blue hand cream, crossbody calf hair bag

buffalo plaid pajama pants, home sweet home

buffalo plaid coat, how to pattern mix

peplum top, leopard crossbody bag

herringbone vest, buffalo plaid shirt

mom style, over the knee boots

blanket scarf, over the knee boots

leopard scarf, faux leather jacket, riding boots








Tuesday, November 29, 2016


"the occurrence and development of events by chance in a happy or beneficial way."

Happy Tuesday, friends! Today, I am styling Sarahndipity Jewelry for y'all! I love how she combined her name with the word serendipity! It was by a happy chance that we connected and I'm excited to share Sarah's handmade creations with you all.

Sarah sent me the round initial charm bracelet and the black sparkle tassel bracelet. I think they make they perfect set! I wear black and gold in pretty much every outfit so I know these bracelets will be on repeat for me. Besides being beautiful, I greatly appreciate that Sarahdipity Jewelry is handmade! I love supporting small businesses because you are truly helping someone's dreams come true when you shop from them! I would much rather purchase a bracelets that was made uniquely by hand than mass produced any day. Sarah also has something for everyone in her Etsy shop with other 75 items to choose from, including adorable bridal sets that would make the perfect gift for a bride to be.

I styled my bracelet set with my comfiest jeans and shoes, my go-to black tote, and a blush beanie! I think they added the perfect finishing touch to this easy weekend outfit. My bracelets could be worn for a dressy look with a little black dress!

Have a great day, y'all!

handmade jewelry, sarahndipity, leopard sweater,

handmade jewelry, sarahndipity, leopard sweater,

pom pom beanie, mom style, leopard sweater

leopard sweater, black bag, mom style

handmade jewelry, sarahndipity, leopard sweater,

pom pom beanie, nike shoes, mom style, handmade jewels


Monday, November 28, 2016

Currently Loving

Happy Monday! I hope you all have a smooth transition back into your regular routine. Having a laid back schedule for the past five days has been so nice! We enjoyed lots of good food, time with family, and of course, some shopping! I have finished most of my shopping and I am hoping to finish the rest today during Cyber Monday! There are some amazing deals today, including an extra 15% off at Target!  Today, I am sharing eight items that I am currently loving and they all are extra perfect for the holiday season! I am loving lots of sparkle right now! Which item is your favorite?

1. Textured Cardigan | I ordered this cardigan on Black Friday after seeing it in the store a few weeks ago. I love the length and the quality is amazing! I plan to wear it all winter long with skinny jeans, ankle boots, and a graphic tee. 

2. Tassel Booties | How stinkin' cute are these boots?! I love them so much! The tassels add the perfect finishing touch to a classic boot. I would wear these boots with all of my winter dresses!

3. Saddle Bag | I have been on the hunt for a little red purse and I am loving this one. The price is amazing, too and it's currently on super sale today!

4. Plaid Scarf | I pinned an outfit on Pinterest that had a scarf that was identical to this one and now I am on a mission to recreate that adorable outfit! I love all things buffalo plaid, especially during the holidays! Nothing says Christmastime quite like plaid!

5. Sequin Skirt | Sequins are one of my favorite embellishments and I love this sequin mini skirt! I would style it with a  sweater for a Christmas get together or a silky black top for a New Years Eve party! Worried about the sequins being too fancy for everyday life? Then you could dress it down with a graphic tee. riding boots, and a cozy cardigan.

6. Glitter Flats | These flats have literally been on my wish list for over a year and they are finally on sale! They come bronze, silver, black, gold, and blue! I never bought them last year because I couldn't choose a color but I think the gold ones are my favorite. As I mentioned above, if you are worried about looking too fancy for regular non-party activities then dress a fancy item down. I would wear these flats with leggings or jeans and a casual tunic. The perfect pop of sparkle to make any day more fun!

7. Peplum Top | I love peplum tops like this one because they are so flattering and feminine. This top would be so pretty for the holidays and Valentine's Day! I think it would pair perfectly with the sequin skirt for a date night!

8. Velvet Blazer | I have been seeing velvet pieces everywhere but I haven't tried the trend out yet. This blazer is on sale and it's the perfect shade of purple! Buying an affordable piece like this is a great way to try a trend without breaking the bank. This blazer would be the perfect companion for my leopard heels!


Friday, November 25, 2016

Gift Guide + Black Friday Deals

Happy Black Friday and I hope y'all had a wonderful Thanksgiving! Today, I am sharing my holiday gift guide with eight picks that would make wonderful gifts for any lucky lady in your life! Friend, sister, wife, cousin, mom, secret Santa, mother in law, girlfriend, etc. I've got you covered! This is pretty much my own personal wish list... hint, hint, husband. Which item is your favorite?!

1. Nail Lacquer | I am loving all of the Kendra Scott nail polish! The colors are absolutely gorgeous and they compliment KS jewels so perfectly. The perfect stocking stuffer!

2. Monogram Mug | I have one of these mugs and it's one of my go-to gifts for friends and family. They are perfect for filling with fun goodies! I'm planning to pick these up for the girl's teachers this year.

3. Leopard Clutch | How perfect is this clutch?! It's only $35 and so similar to more expensive versions. I love all things leopard!

4. Plaid Scarf | I love a good plaid scarf and this one looks oh so cozy. It's on super sale right now, too!

5. Travel Mug | Pink polka dots are one of my favorite things in the whole world. This $12 Kate Spade mug is definitely on my personal Christmas wish list.

6. Statement Ring | I visited the Kendra Scott store last weekend and fell in love with this gorgeous ring. It's currently on sale for 20% off!

7. Jar Candle | I have a couple of these candles around my house and I absolutely love this scent! I think your friends would love it, too.

8. Knit Beanie | I want all of the pom pom knit beanies this season! Staying cute with staying warm. I am loving this black one but it also comes in several other colors as well.


I also want to highlight some of the amazing Black Friday sales that are happening today! I am personally getting my almost all of my Christmas shopping done online today. Crowds are just not my jam and I love shopping in my pajamas. Happy shopping and enjoy that leftover pumpkin pie!

50% to 60% off everything.

50% off everything-ish.

20% (and more) off select sale items.

30% off everything with code LETSGO.


30% off clothes, shoes & accessories.

Lightning Deals and Deals of the Day savings on electronics, toys, jewelry, and more.

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Gifts For Good

Happy Thanksgiving, y'all! I hope you are all having a day full of family, good food, and lots of much needed relaxation! 

I am so thankful for the opportunity to share amazing companies that are doing good in our world through my blog! With all of the negativity you see on the news and social media, it is refreshing to know that there are still good people in this world who want to make a difference. 

Today, I am will be sharing about two companies that are doing good in our world! First up is Sevenly, a company that focuses on seven super important causes to raise awareness and raise funding to support them. You can read more details about how it work here. One of the causes that they focus on is very near and dear my heart. I have always valued education in my own life as a student, as a teacher, and as a parent. Education is definitely one of the most important causes to me. 

I chose to share this Dream Bigger tee with y'all because it perfectly matched my passion! I have a passion for helping students reach their potential and to dream of more! I taught in a public school for four years before beginning my job at a non-profit afterschool enrichment program for at-risk students called The Dream Center. Our vision as a program is helping students to dream bigger! I am the lead STEM teacher there and I absolutely love watching my students realize what they are capable of! 

Seven percent of the purchase of this tee goes towards Sevenly's pledge to First Book, non-profit organization whose mission is to provide disadvantaged children with new books. I love being able to stylishly support a good cause!

sevenly, gifts for good, gift guide, dream bigger, graphic tee

sevenly, gifts for good, gift guide, dream bigger, graphic tee

sevenly, gifts for good, gift guide, dream bigger, graphic tee

sevenly, gifts for good, gift guide, dream bigger, graphic tee

sevenly, gifts for good, gift guide, dream bigger, graphic tee

sevenly, gifts for good, gift guide, dream bigger, graphic tee

Another company that gives back is Canty, who's motto is PASSION FOR GOOD. A portion of all of their sales go towards putting a stop to sex trafficking. Below, you will find some amazing products from Canty that would make great gifts for good:

Scuba Shop Bag | This bag is perfect for taking to the gym or grocery shopping. I also really love the durable scuba material that it's made out of!

iPad Clutch | This clutch is perfect for fashionably carrying your iPad, Kindle, or tablet! It also had a zipper pocket for other items and it also comes in a gorgeous champagne color.

Just-In-Case Bikini Underwear | These bikini underwear come with a reusable bag and they are perfect for throwing in your car or bag just-in-case you ever need them. 

Nail Kits |  These cute little nail kits feature artwork from Sevenly on the outside! They are so cute and such a practical gift. The kits include a mirror, pink tweezers, and nail clippers plus the purchase of this item goes towards stopping sex trafficking worldwide.

Adhesive Cell Phone Wallets | These little wallets attach to your cell phone for when you just need to take your essentials with you like your debit card and license. Such a neat idea!

This year while you are doing your Christmas shopping for friends and family, consider shopping from awesome businesses like Sevenly and Canty, who are offering great products for an even greater cause. What's on your gifts for good shopping list?!


tee c/o Sevenly | other gift items c/o Canty

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Instagram Roundup

Happy Wednesday! I hope your week has been great so far! It is officially Thanksgiving break for me and I am so thankful for a few days off to relax! I'm planning to spend the next few days hanging out with my family, eating too much, getting my house decorated for Christmas, and shopping the sales! November is my favorite month of the year because it's my birthday month and turkey day. If you ask my husband, he thinks my birthday will never end and I kind of agree with him. I love celebrating all November long! 

Today, I am sharing an Instagram Roundup of outfits from last week. At the bottom of the post I have highlighted pieces from the outfits that you can shop directly. Also, if you click the "shop" button at the top of my blog, you can see all of my most recent Instagram posts. You can shop all of the pieces in each outfit without signing up for a account! I hope this makes finding exactly what you're looking for a lot easier! 

I am been living in leopard and plaid this past week apparently because almost every outfit contains some kind of leopard and plaid. I can't get enough of those patterns and they are so pretty together, too! 

Have a great day, y'all! 


Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Pop of Plaid

Happy Tuesday! Over the weekend, we visited a few shopping centers and they were already packed with holiday shoppers so it's definitely already Christmas shopping season. The shopping centers are already packed. Just another reminder of just how much I adore online shopping! I personally love to shop small as much as possible. My family owns a small business so they are near and dear to my heart. Today's post is featuring a gorgeous dress from Sweet P & Fi, who will be lots of amazing deals on Black Friday that you won't want to miss and you don't even have to deal with the crazy crowds (or get out of your pajamas) to take of advantage of them!

When I think of getting dressed for the holiday season, I think of plaid, especially buffalo plaid! Over the past few years, my buffalo plaid collection has grown because it just screams Christmas to me! I am a big, huge, giant fan of Christmastime in general so I absolutely loving dressing festive (in a tasteful manner, of course). Well, my love for festivity and buffalo plaid makes this dress from Sweet P & Fi completely perfect for me! I love that it has a pop of plaid on the sleeves and the neckline (a built in scarf)! Just enough plaid to make it festive for the holidays but still wear it throughout the cool weather season.

I styled this comfortable dress with leggings, black ankle boots, my favorite leather bag, and a sparkly bracelet for just a little festive sparkle. I could see myself wearing this outfit to a Christmas party or a family get together! 'Tis the season for buffalo plaid.

shop small, buffalo plaid, holiday style, what to wear to a christmas party

shop small, buffalo plaid, holiday style, what to wear to a christmas party

shop small, buffalo plaid, holiday style, what to wear to a christmas party

shop small, buffalo plaid, holiday style, what to wear to a christmas party

shop small, buffalo plaid, holiday style, what to wear to a christmas party

shop small, buffalo plaid, holiday style, what to wear to a christmas party