Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Instagram Roundup

Happy Wednesday! I hope your week is going well! We are finally getting back to normal around here after the crazy sickness hit our house last Friday. The only good part of sick children is the quiet family time at home and my house is really clean right now. All of the Clorox wipes and Lysol should have my house germ free, lol. I am so ready for flu/sick season to be over!

Today, I'm sharing my weekly Instagram Roundup, which is filled with outfits to transition into spring. I am all about layers this time of year because the weather seems to be super unpredictable. I love layering with a denim jacket, a fun spring colored cardigan, or my favorite camo jacket!

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Marvelous Mauve | Creme Brulee | Peek-a-Boo Natural | Tiramisu | Pink Tea | Angel Food Cake


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Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Moisturizers for Tired Moms

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Happy Tuesday! I found the image above on Pinterest several years ago and it resonated with me because I have literally been tired since I had my first child in 2010! That was also the same year I become a coffee drinker, lol. Over the weekend, I asked for some recommendations for a new face moisturizer that would make me look less like I have been tired since 2010. So many women responded and shared their favorite budget friendly options so I thought I would round them all up and share the list with y'all, in case you are also on the hunt for a new moisturizer. 

I ended up purchasing two new moisturizers, since they were both super affordable to give them a try. One to use during the way and one for nighttime. 

I bought an Olay moisturizer that I used throughout college because it provided sun protection and it's super affordable:


The next day, I decided I wanted to try a different one to use at nighttime (since it doesn't have any sunscreen in it). Plus I found this one at Walmart while I was grocery shopping for about $5:


Next up is a list of the moisturizers that were suggested to me. I personally haven't tried any of them myself but if you have, please let me know your thoughts!











Did I miss any amazing budget friendly moisturizers?! Leave a comment below and share it with me! Thank you so much for stopping by! Have a great day!

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Monday, February 26, 2018

Budget Friendly Denim From Old Navy

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Happy Monday! I hope you had a good weekend! We spent most of our weekend cuddled up at home because both of my children have been sick. My oldest woke up not feeling well on Friday so I took her to the doctor but they said she just had a virus; tested negative for flu and strep. Then Saturday morning, my youngest had a fever, too. They are home from school today and I am praying they are on the mend. It makes me so sad to see them feeling bad!

Today, I'm sharing a budget friendly denim try on that I did at Old Navy on Saturday when I got to get out of the hours for a few hours on my own. Two of my favorite pairs of jeans are from Old Navy and the prices are always so affordable! I tried on seven pairs for y'all and ended up going home with two of of the seven pairs that I tried on. Can you guess which ones I picked?!

I have also been a big hunt to find budget friendly overalls to share with y'all and I finally found a pair that are super similar to my Madewell ones! I couldn't find them in the store to try on but I would go with your normal Old Navy skinny jean size in them or get two sizes and return the one that doesn't work out, just in case they sell out. Yay for affordable overalls!



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This style is a new one for Old Navy and it's called the Power Jean. It's a stretchy, straight leg jean with a mid rise. I was able to size down one size in this style. I'm wearing a size two for reference.



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This pair of boyfriend jeans are super similar to one of my favorite pairs that I already own from Old Navy. I would say this is more of a girlfriend style because they don't fit too relaxed. Stay with your regular size in this style. I'm wearing a size four in this pair. 



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This is a great classic pair of dark wash skinny jeans. They don't have any fraying or distressing so they are perfect for dressing up. I found this style to run small and my normal size was a bit snug in the waist for me because they don't have as much stretch as the Rockstar skinny jeans. I would recommend sizing up one size.



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These Rockstar skinny jeans so super comfortable and stretchy! I own several pairs in this style and I love them! I was able to size down one size in this pair.



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This is another pair of Power Jeans except with the raw hems and distressing. This pair is great for work! I love the length of this pair for springtime. This pair also runs a little big so I sized down one size for the best fit.



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I love the distressing on this pair of boyfriend jeans because they are edgy but not too crazy or revealing. They fit just like the other boyfriend jeans that I shared above so stick with your regular size.



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How cute are these flare leg cropped jeans?! This is such a fun style for spring! I think they would be great with a pair of wedges or sandals. This style fits true to size.



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Friday, February 23, 2018

Currently Loving

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Happy Friday! Whew. This has been a long week! Super busy at work, PTO fundraising, and my husband has been out of town for work. I am so ready for the weekend so I can get my house back together and have some fun with my family!

Today, I'm sharing my weekly round up of items I am currently loving. Over half of my picks this week are from Forever 21 and are super affordable! I often forget to check out what they have but they always have some hidden gems that are super budget friendly.

1. Flare Leg Jeans | I get kind of bored with my usual skinny jeans so I love finding cute denim that are a little more fun. I love the flare leg detail of this pair!


2. Leopard Sandals | These great sandals are already on their way to me! At less than $16, I couldn't pass them up! Leopard is a neutral and I know I will get so much use out of them!


3. Tie Front Top | I have a super similar top that was over twice as much as this one. I love the one I own but I think I need this budget friendly pink option as well!


4. Straw Bag | This is another item that is currently heading to my mailbox! I absolutely love straw bags, especially for spring and summer so I knew I needed this one that can also be worn as a crossbody!


5. Key Chain | I really believe this key chain is a mom must have. I am always digging through my bag to find my keys but this neat ring makes it so much easier to quickly locate your keys plus it's super cute!


6. Striped Shirt | I love stripes and I love pink so that's what this top immediately caught my eye. I think it would be so cute paired with high waisted jeans and wedges for spring!


7. Polka Dot Top | When I was a kid, my grandma had a box of her old clothes for my cousin and I to play dress up with. This box was in her spare bedroom and I remember spending hours trying on her clothes and accessories to create outfits. One of the pieces that I distinctly remember was a brown and white polka dot dress. As soon as I saw this top, it reminded me of those sweet memories of playing dress up in her clothing. Beyond the nostalgia, I love the colors, print, and cut of this top!



8. Scalloped Shift Dress | This little black dress is such a classic! I can't get enough black dresses! This one can be dressed up or down, depending on your occasion.


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