Tuesday, August 30, 2016

pre-fall purchases 2016.

Long time no see! I've been super sick—double ear infection and a cold, so I was down for the count for a couple days (thankfully almost back to 100%!).

I decided to do a little recap of my recent "pre-fall" purchases—the only thing not included is a gorgeous coral top I got from Loft that I couldn't find online. Of course, because I can't stick to my damn budget, this is only part of what I bought this month. I'm thinking September should be a low-spend or no-spend month for me.

1. Chevron Flare Skirt / Loft / on sale for $22
2. Embroidered Top / ModCloth / on sale for $20 / no longer available
3. Scallop Flats / ModCloth / on sale for $30
4. Franco Sarto Wedges / DSW / $25 with rewards & coupons

I've been trying to be a little more intentional with my purchases and really putting things I'll wear in the long term in my closet. I've also been trying to get back to my one in, one out closet policy. The skirt and the wedges are a little more practical for the long term, and the top and flats are a little more fun, but things I can wear on the weekend and during the week. 

I also cleaned out my closet the other night—I've been gradually filling up another ThredUp bag to send out. Sometimes I just have a hard time letting go of things.

Have you made any pre-fall purchases?

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Friday, August 19, 2016

blue on blue.

So, this post was supposed to go up last week, but the Internets did not will it so.

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What I'm wearing:
Dress: eShakti
Sandals: Report via DSW
Necklace: vintage

I hadn't worn this dress in a long time, and it goes perfectly with this vintage necklace, so I decided to put them together. I absolutely love this necklace—it's so unique and detailed. 

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Thursday, August 18, 2016


I'm a little obsessed with this beautiful necklace.

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What I'm wearing:
Top: Loft
Skirt: Amazon
Flats: GC Shoes via DSW
Necklace: Banana Republic (link)

I really like the contrast and the flowers in this outfit. I got this necklace on super sale, and just recently ordered the bracelet version (for $12!).

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Wednesday, August 17, 2016

smooth sailing.

Things that are not smooth: this skirt, ever. And I've accepted that. So yes, there are wrinkles, it happens.

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What I'm wearing:
Blouse: H&M
Skirt: Target
Flats: H&M
Necklace: Banana Republic (link)
Earrings: Loft

The only reason I was able to wear a long sleeve shirt in the dead of summer is because of my very well air conditioned office. This is like a quirky, summery version of the standard office blouse and pencil skirt. 

Also, I snagged these (very well done) faux suede loafers from H&M for $15—hooray for comfy black flats!

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Friday, August 12, 2016

cruelty free beauty: pixi by petra

Happy Friday! I thought I'd share a few of my favorite products from Pixi by Petra, which is a great affordable cruelty free beauty brand.

1. Glow Tonic / $15
I've been using this every day and it's definitely improved my skin and pores.

This is my go to brow product, and it lasts a really long time—and it is very natural looking.

I love love love this lipstick—I have it in three colors: Bitten Rose (pictured), Coral Blossom, and Petal Pink. It's a great texture and stays on for a long time.

I also love the branding and packaging for all the products—it's very well done.

Have you tried any Pixi by Petra products? What did you think?

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