October 30, 2014

back on a roll

Dress: Target gift carded
Booties: Just Fab $20 [similar]
Scarf: Plato's Closet $4
Cardigan: Target (clearance) $4? 
Total Outfit Cost: $28

I fell like I am finally back on a roll with blogging! I got tired of blogging back in May, and up until the past week or so I just didn't enjoy sitting down and writing a post that much. But it's back, my blogging mojo is back. I've got some fun posts I'm working on that I can't wait to share- garage sale-ing tips, everyday tips to live a cheaper life, a themed week with Andi, and Priya and I's fall edition of  4 seasons, 1 dress! If anyone wants to collaborate on something else, let me know!

October 28, 2014

high school colors

Shirt: Old Navy c/o Chippmunk
Scarf: Ebay $4
LC Jeans: Kohls gift carded
Booties: Plato's Closet $12
Total Outfit Cost: $16

My high school colors were black and gold.. but the gold was always more like a mustard yellow or bumble bee yellow. So as soon as I put on this outfit I felt like I was sporting my school colors! Our high school rival's colors were royal blue and gold (the same gold as us lol), and I still can't seem to wear those colors together! My little brother is now going to said rival school, and if he makes the baseball team, it's going to be hard enough to sit on their side of the stands much less wear their colors! How will I ever! 

October 27, 2014

a typical fall outfit

Tommy Girl Shirt: Instagram shop $15 [similar]
LC Jeans: Kohl's gift carded [similar]
Booties: Just Fab $20 [similar<-- loveee these]
Total Outfit Cost: $35

I am writing this on Sunday night, and man oh man I am not ready to go to work tomorrow morning! I had a nice little 5 day weekend due to Larry's surgery (you can read about it here) on Wednesday. I've been taking care of him (aka getting him anything he wants/needs lol... I don't mind ;), being extra lazy, and I cleaned house a little. Though I gotta say, I probably couldn't go too many more days like that.  I like being lazy for a few days just as much as the next girl, but I am def a busy body. I like to be busy and not bored. And I'm sure once I ran out of stuff to watch on TV (but let's be honest, with Netflix will that ever happen? probably not) I'd be stir crazy. It was nice while it lasted! Time to get back to work though! Booooo. 

October 23, 2014

black + brown

Boots: Target (on sale) $25 [here]
Pants: Marshall's $30 [similar]
Shirt: Target $15 [here]
Necklace: Forever 21 $9
Total Outfit Cost: $79

Please Excuse the random pot here. My mom brought it to my house and put it there, and while I don't think it's a bad spot for the pot, it just looks super awkward in these pictures since it's empty.

I've never owned a pair of combat boots and never really have I wanted a pair, but I stopped in Target the other day, and something about these intrigued me to try them on. When I went to grab them, I noticed they were on sale for $25, which made me like them even more! I tried them on and knew that I had to have them. These pictures of them don't do them justice, and neither do the pictures on the Target site. They're actually lighter than they appear and they have a cool texture in the brown.

I've always been that person that wouldn't wear black and brown together, and I taught my husband not too either (not that he always listens). Lately though, I think you can make black and brown work! I think that my brown boots work with my black pants since my top is a shade of brown. What do you think about wearing black and brown together? 

October 22, 2014

almost forgotten

Lauren Conrad Blouse: Instagram Shop $10 [similar]
Skirt: Ross $8 [similar]
Wedges: Plato's Closet $6 [similar]
Belt: Goodwill $1 [similar]
Total Outfit Cost: $25

I was looking through my pictures to see if I had any outfits to post to the blog, and I came across this outfit from a couple months ago that never got posted. When I saw it I immediately thought about a way to wear this same outfit for fall... and the fact that I need to get this outfit it's own post stat! I think I never posted this outfit because the lighting in these pictures were wonky and I didn't like the way I looked. I guess right after you take pictures you can see all the flaws in it, but then when you come back to it months later, the pictures seem just fine? Anyone else ever had that happen? Also, come back next week to see how I fallified (yes, I just made that word up) this outfit!

October 20, 2014

this is how we do

Romper: Apricot Lane (50% off) $22 [similar]
B.O.C. Heels: borrowed from mom [similar]
Necklace: (on clearance for 4.80 + 15% off coupon from retailmenot app) Kohl's $4 [similar]
Total Outfit Cost: $26

This is what I wore to the Katy Perry Concert in New Orleans a couple weeks ago! I originally wanted to wear something Katy Perry inspired.. like put together an outfit based off something she's worn before... but I came across this romper and just couldn't pass it up for the price. Then I found a picture of KP in this outfit so my outfit is kinda Katy inspired, right?

  I had a blast with a few of my friends at the concert. We started the night off eating at a small seafood restaurant downtown. Then we walked down to Bourbon Street for some drinks and site seeing (if you've ever been there you know what I mean by site seeing.. the people). We stopped in Channing Tatum's bar, Saints & Sinners, for some drinks. Too bad his gorgeous self wasn't in town :(. After that we headed to the concert just in time for Katy to be getting on stage! It was my second KP concert, and I still can not get over how just plain phenomenal she is. I am already ready for her next tour! 

October 16, 2014

i wear pink for my mom

Old Navy Shirt: Garage Sale $1
Pants: Target (25% off) $21 [here]
Booties: Plato's Closet $12 [similar]
Scarf: Target $3 (like 70% off and then used a coupon with the cartwheel app)
Total Outfit Cost: $37

Usually when Bree (Work Clothes I Suppose) posts her Third Thursday Threads theme, I always forget about linking up, but this week was one I couldn't forget. This weeks theme was pink for breast cancer awareness month.

3 1/2 years ago my mom found a lump in her breast. She got it checked out immediately and it was stage 1 breast cancer. She had a lumpectomy and then radiation. Since then, she is 3 1/2 years CANCER FREE! We are so blessed to say that my mom is a survivor! So ladies (men too!)... make sure you are doing SELF CHECKS and getting mammograms! It's SO important.