Plaid Bandana

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I borrowed this scarf from my mom a while ago. I love the plaid pattern and colors, but it is square-shaped, so I never really knew exactly how to wear it. I recently got back from a short trip to France, where my french sister was wearing a bandana around her neck. Plaid old, classic printed bandana – with shorts, cowboy boots and a plain tee – and she was completely adorable and super trendy! So when I got back, I tried to take this french style and make it my own, and it completely worked here! I got a lot of compliments on this scarf, and it totally made this outfit… along with my new favorite booties that I scored from TJMaxx for just $35! Ankle booties are super trendy right now, and are perfect for seasonal weather like we have had lately in New England! TJ’s had a pretty good stock!

Outfit Info:

Blouse // TJMaxx (old), Cute here, here and here

Layering Tank // Aeropostale

Skirt // H&M

Booties // MIA via TJMaxx, Same here (for full price!)

Scarf // Borrowed, Cute here, here, here and here

Sunglasses // Gap

Earrings // Gifted, Similar here

Bracelets // Alex & Ani

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Pop color skinnies and a peplum top

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Outfit Info:

Tank top // TJMaxx, Cute here and here

Cardigan // Loft, Similar here

Pants // Forever21 (old), Similar here

Flats // Target, Cute here and here

Sunglasses // Gap

Bracelets // Alex and Ani

Earrings // (old/gifted), Cute here

Printed Maxi Dress

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This is one of my favorite dresses, It is a real feel good piece. Maxi dresses are very popular, and have been for a few years. I had a work trip in Chicago earlier this Spring, and I couldn’t believe how many women around the city were so effortlessly rocking their maxi’s. It had to have been the most worn item of clothing walking around that city! It made me think I need to step up my game and get a few more nice maxi dress this summer. It is a very simple outfit that is always trendy. Pair your maxi with flats, or heels to lengthen your legs, and you are ready!

Outfit Info:

Dress // TJMaxx, Cute/Similar here

Jean Jacket // Hollister (old), Similar here

Sandals // Kohls, Similar here

Bracelets // Alex & Ani, Cape Cod, Everyday

Earrings // Aldo (old), Cute here

Clutch // Made it! Cute/Similar here

Sunglasses // Gap

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$5 mini skirt!

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As you probably know by now, I love my bargains!! This entire outfit is pretty reasonably priced, especially when you take into account all of the layered items here! It is pretty trendy right now to layer necklaces as well as apparel. Since I normally wear statement necklaces, (it would be way overkill to layer those puppies) it was nice for a change to be able to work that jewelry trend here. H&M makes these jersey mini skirts for just $5.95 — not even on sale!They have tons of fun colors, and it is a very easy bottom to wear for summer. They are now making a jersey pencil version too, Old Navy actually has a bunch for pretty cheap here for more of a work-wear solution! Every other part of this outfit was not bought this year, but it’s always good when you can work in older pieces with newer styles to get more out of your wardrobe!

Outfit Info:

Stripe Tank // Express (old), Similar here

Layered tank (black) // Aeropostale

Jacket // Hollister (old) for $4.99!, Similar here

Skirt // H&M

Heels // Co. MIA via TJMaxx (old), Cute here

Necklaces // Mynamenecklace & Cute here & here

Earrings // (gifted), Similar here

Bracelets // Everyday, Cape Cod and mixed bracelet sets similar herehere and here

Sunglasses // Gap (similar)

Perfection!

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I found this gem on my birthday hidden deep in the racks of TJMaxx! What a steal for $16.99 huh?? I was PUMPED! I don’t have too many dresses that fit my body this perfectly. It is one of my favorites of all time! It has some great little details for such an inexpensive dress. It has an exposed black zipper up the center back, really nice faux-leather trim details, a little keyhole cutout in the upper chest, then add in the lace overlay fabric for perfection! It is kind of busy all together, so I tried to downplay the gorgeous piece by pairing it with a color block “clutch” (it’s my wallet!) and my simple t-strap sandals. I have to admit that this entire look is perfect in my book, and to top it off, it looks like a million bucks when it was very inexpensive (the best kind of outfit)!

Outfit Info:

Dress // TJMaxx, Cute here, here, here and here

Wedges // Aerosoles via Kohls

Clutch (Wallet) // Aldo

Bracelets // Everyday and Alex & Ani

Earrings // Target, Similar here

Summer Day Dress

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Another summer sun dress! Hope everyone had a good Holiday weekend, mine was nice and relaxing! This is such a cute summer dress, who would have thought that a seagull print would be so fun?!? There are so many sun dress options out there, and as I have said before, it is such an easy outfit that always looks cute and stylish. Plus, it is always nice to not have to think about what pair with your colored jeans or fun skirts, your outfit is already complete with a dress. EASY! These photo’s were taken in my back yard… I like to garden, so I am totally loving all of the blooming flowers in the background!

Outfit Info:

Dress // TJMaxx, Cute herehere, here and here (… and now I want to go buy these…)

Wedges // Franco Sarto via TJMaxx, Cute here and here

Clutch // I made this! Cute here

Earrings // (old), Similar here

Bracelet // Alex and Ani

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My Hips don’t lie

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I have tried on a lot of Peplum-style tops because I love the look of them, but none of them ever seemed to be very flattering on me so when I found this one I was pumped! I got this one on my birthday from TJMaxx, one of my top favorite places to shop! The style is all over the place this summer, they are everywhere you look and shop. They are very cute, but can also be very tricky. The style is very short compared to some of the longer-bodied styles that have been on trend as of lately, and the shape of it really gives you an exaggerated hourglass figure if you are up for it. It does draw attention your waist and hips, so if you have wider hips already, you may want to stay away from adding additional fabric and attention to them. Because it comes in so tightly at the waist, that should give you a little more definition there to add a little more woman to your shape. I have a few cute options listed below of styles I liked, but do keep in mind, these tops are not for everyone, I had a hard time finding one that worked with my body-type.

Happy hunting!

Outfit Info:

Peplum Top // TJMaxx, Cute here and here

Jeans // Vigoss (via Nordstrom)

Shoes // Steve Madden (old), Cute here

Clutch // (a make up bag from Victoria Secret!), Cute here

Earrings // (gifted), Cute here and here

Bracelets // Everyday, Cape Cod, Here and similar here

Sunglasses // Gap

Baby blue Cardi and Flares

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This is the first day testing out my new camera that I got for my birthday! Just an everyday outfit for work today, pretty casual. Again, having the versatility of a cardigan is key to be ready in my tank to get my bronze on during lunch break when it’s 75 degrees out with not a cloud in the sky! Then once lunch break is over, I put my sweater back on and drag myself back into the icebox. That is my life 5 days a week in the summer, just wishing I could be outside in the sun all day and not limiting my time to just 1 hour! But hey, have to work to afford my hobby/obsession/addiction of shopping! A little more info about me on today’s post! 🙂

Outfit Info:

Tank Top // Co. Eyeshadow Via TJMaxx, Similar here

Cardigan // Target (one of my $13 ones!), Similar here and here

Trouser Jeans // Express (old), Cute here

Sandals // Steve Madden (super old, from high school), Cute here

Necklace // JC Penney (old), Similar here and here

Bracelets // Everyday, Cape Cod & Alex&Ani

Clutch // Target (clearance for $4), Cute/Similar here

Leopard Spots

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As I have said before, printed pants are a huge trend for this summer. Snake-skin, Floral, polka dots, camouflage and even animal print – they are everywhere! The Gap had a lot of cute ones this season if you are still looking to pick one up this season. These pants are from Express. It is easy to pair them with basic colors like black, white or grey, but they are also cute with blazers, button ups, and especially chambray, another huge trend this spring too (example here). Chambray by definition is, “a lightweight plain weave cloth originally from Cambrai (France), woven in greige (raw form), then bleached and piece-dyed. Initially made of linen, then cotton in the 19th century”.

Outfit Info:

Black Boxy Top // Old Navy (old), Cute here and here

Leopard Pants // Express, Similar here and these are cute too (another “in” pattern)

Shoes // CO. MIA via TJMaxx, Cute here

Clutch // H&M, not online anymore, but similar here

Earrings // Express

Bracelets // Everyday, Cape Cod & Silver Bangles

Color Block trench coat and printed top

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A trench coat can really add a little chic to any outfit. The outfit posted here is just a printed tee,  black skinny jeans and heels. On its own it’s a little dull, but throw this coat into the mix ad you have a simple solution to looking more stylish! This coat came from TJMaxx (by Cynthia Rowley) and was around $40. Not bad!

These are my new ankle strap sandals (love!). This style of sandal is very popular this year. If you don’t like to wear heels, the same style is also available in flats too (like here for just $16, that’s a good deal!), Or they make them in wedges too (like here)! The 2-tone like the links I shared are very popular too. Zara has a bunch of cute versions too that are decently priced, which I was looking into buying, but I still wanted a better deal, and I found these puppies! They were on clearance at Target last weekend for just $20! Can’t beat that! There are a lot of options out there, you don’t have to break the bank for this chic summer look.

Outfit Info:

Trench Coat // Cynthia Rowley Via TJMaxx, Cute here, here and more expensive here (want!)

Blouse // MNG by Mango via JCPenney ($15 w/ coupon)

Jeans // Gap

Heels // Mossimo for Target (clearance for $20 in store!)

Sunglasses // Gap (Yes, I wear kids glasses!!!)

Earrings // (gifted), Similar here

Bracelets // Everyday and Alex & Ani