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If you’re like me, you always see those ads for sites like Romwe and SheIn and wonder if it’s a total scam. Because let’s face it— it looks like a scam. The websites are not professional, the prices are too good to be true, and there are thousands of products to browse through on the site. I just couldn’t resist though, and earlier this summer I bought several things from SheIn. They got me with the unbelievable prices!

The first thing I noticed about SheIn is that there is virtually no way to know if you’re getting the right size. I figured (since they are made in China) that they would run small, so I ordered a size up in everything I purchased. For reference, I’m a 4-6, 5’6, and usually a medium– but I bought larges. That proved to be a good idea!

I made two orders from the site over the summer. The first one I used the regular shipping, and the second one I bought the expedited shipping. Let’s just go ahead and say, the expedited shipping was a total scam and it took just as long. Both packages took about 3-4 weeks to be delivered, which was annoying because half the summer was over by the time I got my super-summery outfits. I can’t say I was totally surprised by the shipping delays though– when you pay so little, you know the process isn’t going to be perfect.

I also checked my credit card after purchasing to make sure I wasn’t overcharged. It didn’t overcharge me, but I still think its a good idea to make sure.

Two-piece striped set with skirt and an off-the-shoulder crop top $31

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First, the positives: The skirt has shorts built in, which I love. The outfit overall is pretty comfortable, and very cute for a special event. My event had passed by the time this was delievered, so I haven’t worn it yet, but I’m still going to keep it. You could also wear the skirt separate from the crop top with a white tank and sandals to dress it down and get more wear out of it!

And the negatives: The crop top is huge, but the skirt’s band at the top is super tight. It’s almost like they sent me a smaller size skirt and a larger size top than I ordered… but there are no labels in the clothes, so it’s impossible to check for that. Also, the construction isn’t perfect, but its okay– again, what I expected. Overall, I’m pretty happy with the purchase.

Buy it online here

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set with gingham shorts and matching off-the-shoulder top $15

Positives: I think this set is super cute. I love the arm ties and the little matching ties on the shorts. It’s also insanely comfy! I love that I can wear this to a casual event or for a dinner date and it will look trendy, but I won’t be dying to run home and change into loose PJs.

Negatives: The shorts fit okay in the waist, but the crotch area is a little baggy. It’s not really something that I think most people would notice, but it does bother me. I also wish the elastic band on the top wasn’t so snug– I definitely think it would be more flattering. Overall though, I think this set is precious and it looks cute on for a night out, so I’m keeping it.

Buy it here

Graphic tee, “We should all be feminists” $9

I couldn’t resist this top. (Because… right?)

Positives: I love this shirt. It’s a good size (I bought a large). It seems like it might shrink a little bit in the wash, which I would be ok with. The lettering is printed on and none of the letters are falling off or anything. It’s also super comfy.

Negatives: Really no negatives here! I wish it was 100% cotton, but let’s keep ourselves grounded.

Buy it here

I think SheIn can work, if you keep your expectations reasonable. Getting it is a hassle, and I would order at least a size up in everything. Nothing I got was wonderfully made, but I do think most of it fits pretty well and looks like it was shown in the website pictures. I will order from SheIn again— I actually just placed an order today for this pair of shoes!

If ya’ll want an update when I get future orders, or want me to try out another sketchy site, let me know in the comments! 

This post is not sponsored; all opinions are my own.

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I don’t know about you, but my weekends are pretty swamped. Not always with fun things, either– yes, there are those, but more than anything my free time on the weekends is filled with errands. More often than not, I feel like the things that consume my weekend are going to the bank, running to pick up something from Lowe’s, and getting milk from the drug store because we’re out. And, that’s okay. I’m not complaining.

The errands OUTFIT

However, it can get really easy to get in an outfit rut when all you’re doing is seemingly mindless tasks. I’m guilty of that! Nike shorts and a t-shirt is SO easy to throw on if you’re just going to the pharmacy. But, I’m trying to be better and I’m trying to make it a habit to care about the way I dress, even if it’s just to do errands.

This top is SO comfy, and from one of my college friend’s online boutique!

“Coffee first” top;  shorts (similar here and here);  OTBT shoes;  lace bralette (similar here)

In the southern July weather we’re getting right now, it makes dressing even more difficult. Here is my pick for a cute, simple, and comfortable outfit to run weekend errands in, even when it’s so hot you don’t want to leave your living room and A/C.

Once again, thank you to my lovely fiancé Mitri for my photos. He’s getting pretty good at this whole photography thing!

This post is not sponsored; all opinions are my own. Some links may be affiliate links, meaning I could make commission from your purchase.

What do you wear for your errand-running days? Are you bad to reach for the workout clothes, too?

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We all know its open-toe season, and its time to break out the sandals. This year, its all about the details! Fashion icons and bloggers both are loving tassels, bright colors, and ties this summer– but it can be hard to find your cutest pair without breaking the bank.

I’ve seen so many people wearing the cutest espadrilles or slides, but I always turn away when I see the brand is Chloe or Tory Burch, because that’s just not something most of us can drop money on without affecting our budgets!

Below I’ve listed some of my favorite sandals for the season— both flats and wedges. I included a range of styles and price points, so hopefully everyone can find something they like and can buy without worrying about the price! Links are included in each description below.

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1.Old Navy sandals

These sandals are so precious and provide the perfect pop of color to any everyday, causal summer outfit. The tie detail also makes these sandals ok for a more dressy look– just pair them with a sun dress and some delicate jewelry. Old Navy also makes the comfiest shoes, so you may want to pick these up in several colors!

2. Free People Revolver Clogs

I bought these clogs years and years ago, and they just look better with age! (Mine are older and don’t have the tie) The leather is so soft, and the wear on it makes the shoes look lived in, which I adore. The wooden bottom is also surprisingly comfortable– I’ve worn these from work to dinner, and didn’t need to change. While they’re some of the more pricey shoes on my list, I definitely recommend them and I know you’ll get your money’s worth!

3.Steve Madden Jaylen WEDGE sandals

You’ve seen these all over your favorite bloggers’ Instagrams, and I am here to tell you that they’re just as great as you think. They’re a less expensive alternative to the ones by Chloe, which run about $660. The Steve Madden wedges come in several colors, but this taupe color is so versatile that I couldn’t resist. I will say I don’t think these shoes are as comfy as the Free People ones, but that may be because I haven’t broken them in yet and I have pretty wide feet.

4. Forever 21 Tassel Slides

I showed these on Instagram earlier this summer and got so many comments asking where they were from! Everyone was shocked to hear how inexpensive they are, and that they’re from Forever 21. They’re super easy to throw on, and they make any outfit look more put together and festive. Limited sizes are available in these now, so run to your nearest store or to their site!

P.S. If they’re sold out of your size, here are basically the same shoes in a different color from Amazon.

5. Sam Edelman oliver Flip Flops

People never believe me when I say the best basic flip flops I’ve ever worn are by Sam Edelman, but it’s true. He makes so many styles and colors of flip flops that you’re sure to find what you’re looking for, but get the comfort and durability of his brand. If you are looking for a more affordable option, T.J. Maxx often gets a boatload of these!

6. Sam Edelman Carrin Platform Espadrille

These are some of my favorite options for weekend errands. These slip ons are suede, but the espadrille bottom keeps them summery and the slight platform also gives you a little height. Best of all worlds! Again, these are insanely comfortable (are you seeing a theme?) and will go with just about everything.

This post is not sponsored; all opinions are my own. Some links may be affiliate links.

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I get it. I thought kick flare, distressed, cropped jeans were weird too… until I found the perfect pair. It’s a lot of trends going on in one look, so its easy to be intimidated.

I really loved the idea of this sort of jean in pictures, because every fashion blogger and their mother has been rocking them since spring. I stumbled upon these Madewell jeans after what seems like forever of looking, and I haven’t turned back. See how I styled them and go find your perfect pair!

Jeans: Madewell Cali-Demi Boot Jeans; buy them here.

Baseball game

Whether it’s a baseball game, a movie in the park, or a trip to the ice cream shop, you need a cute and relaxed outfit that still looks stylish. The Madewell jeans are perfect for this look, because the cropped fit is automatically more casual than any other fit. I think the button-up fly adds a little pizzaz, too. Your tank and jeans combo just got more interesting!

Top: James Perse; similar available here and here

Shoes: Sam Edelman; similar available here

WORK meeting

There’s something about a blouse tucked into distressed jeans… it just screams cool. I paired this look with the cutest earrings that gave me just the right amount of color. A block heel helps make this look more professional, but you could dress it down with ballet flats or sandals.

Top: Rose and Thyme; Similar available here and here

Earrings: New Directions; buy the same ones from BaubleBar here

Shoes: Sam Edelman; buy them here

Had to throw in a garden shot, because it’s finally summer!

Please ignore our garden mess here. We’re in full blown yard work mode!

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Date night

I’m all about a comfy-casual look on date night. This outfit is nice enough to wear to a trendy new restaurant, but casual enough to go for drinks afterward at our favorite dive bar. The Madewell jeans give this outfit a edgy feel, while the espadrilles and cropped tank make it work friendly, if you don’t have time to go home and change.

Top: Madewell; similar here

Shoes: Steve Madden; buy them here

I also really love how the hem of these jeans show off the ankle strap on these cute wedges!

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Happy shopping! If you buy these or any other cropped, kick flare jeans, let me know how you style them!

This post is not sponsored; all opinions are my own. This post may contain affiliate links, which could mean I make a commission through any sales.

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Summer is here– whether you like it or not.  It’s in that weird time of year though where it might be 85 degrees in the afternoon, it can get a little windy after dark. Some of my favorite things to do in the summer are outside events, like baseball games, festivals, or cook outs… and I want to look cute, but not die in of a heat stroke or other crazy southern weather. Enter, boyfriend jeans.

I am guilty of having these loose, distressed jeans in several colors… three to be exact. I can’t help myself. Both of my blue pairs are from Lucky Brand (they are the Dylan style) and my white ones are from Target.

How to wear them

One of my favorite summer outfits to wear on brisk nights is a cute ruffled top with boyfriend jeans. The jeans provide just enough edge to balance out the super girly top, and here I added block heels for a little more sass. I bought these Sam Edelman heels for a wedding, and have gotten so much wear out of them. (The link is included below, but I actually found them cheaper in store!) This Kate Spade purse is also one of my favorites, because it gives me such a pop of color in my more neutral wardrobe.

P.S: When the weather gets even hotter and the wind is a thing of the past, just sub in a pair of distressed denim shorts. Basically boyfriend jeans as shorts, am I right?

What brand are your favorite boyfriend jeans? Should I try stores other than Lucky and Target?

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Top: Forever 21 (not Forever 21 brand, but bought in store as an online-return. Similar here)

Jeans: Lucky Brand (click link below for exact)

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Bag: Kate Spade (similar here)

Shoes: Sam Edelman (exact here)

These braids are called Boxer Braids and I used a tutorial I found online. It’s pinned to my hair and makeup Pinterest page if you’re interested!

 

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Thank you to my sweet boyfriend Mitri for being my on-call photographer.

This post is not sponsored; all opinions are my own.

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New season, new clothes… am I right? I’m on the hunt for a few things this season, including kick flare jeans, a white denim pencil skirt, and a black crop top. I went to Forever 21 on this mission, as it isn’t quite pay day… and I found none of these things. However, I did find a few things that I am so happy with! That’s the lesson of Forever 21 I guess– go in with an open mind.

I’m still looking for those things I listed above and if you have any ideas where I can get those, holler. In the mean time, hit up your nearest Forever and see if they have any of these killer items!

Disclaimer: 2 of these things are from the store’s plus-size section. While I am not plus size (I usually wear a 4-6) I love an oversized fit. I am also tall and most of the brand’s dresses or skirts are too short for me, but I can usually find a good length in the plus size section. A 0X in this section is the equivalent of an XL.

Casual button up

This cropped shirt is a great find. I am in love with the blush color, and the material has a silky feel. I love the retro look of a cropped button up shirt with boyfriend jeans (which Forever 21 has plenty of!) (Find it here or in the plus-size section; $15.90)

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Swim cover up

My mom and I bought this to share, because we were both obsessed with it. The sheer material and fringe make it great for the pool or the beach, and the colorful embroidery makes you want to wear it to dinner with a bralette. Great option for those of us who don’t want a boring cover up! (Was not with the swimwear or coverups! Find it with the kimonos; $29.90)

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Fringe sandals

Yes, I have a thing with fringe, okay? I am so in love with these sandals and I’ve already worn them. And received tons of questions on Instagram about them! (Find them here or in shoes; $22.90)

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Maxi dress

Again in the plus-size section, this dress is the perfect length for me. It hits me about mid-calf, and the longer sides go down to maxi length. This material is super thin and clingy, so sizing up is not your worst idea. Also comes in pink. (Find it here or in the plus-size section; $17.90)

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Leggings

I have some adorable Free People tunics I love to wear in the summer. Because I definitely do not have ‘work clothes’ and ‘weekend clothes,’ I also wear these to work. These blue leggings are perfect to wear underneath long, loose tunics because it looks like you’re wearing jeans… but you’re way comfier. (Find it here or in the basics section; $3.90)

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Denim skirt

Everyone needs a good denim skirt… and Forever 21 has tons to choose from. I went with a plain, true-blue one so it would go with just about everything. These run small and short, so if you order online without trying on I would get a size up! (Find it here or with the jeans; $17.90)

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This post was not sponsored; all opinions are my own

 

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It’s that time of the year–wedding season. I have four weddings to go to this spring and summer, and figuring out what to wear can be tricky.

While I planned to have a photo shoot in my wedding outfit from last weekend, a few kinks made that impossible (there’s never a wedding without at least one issue!) so iPhone party pics will just have to do.

Below is the outfit I wore to the rehearsal dinner and wedding, complete with brands and links to buy. I have another wedding this weekend, and I am thinking about reusing my rehearsal dinner romper… any thoughts? Totally separate groups of friends, so ya’ll will be the only ones who know my secret.

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Dress- ASOS Bow and Tie Detail Dress

Romper- Romper via TJ Maxx (similar here)

Shoes- Sam Edelman via DSW (I found mine on the clearance rack for less than half price!)

Bangles- Forever 21 (similar here)

Makeup- Tartiest Pro Palette, Benefit They’re Real Lipstick in Nude Scandal

Happy shopping!

This post is not sponsored; all opinions are my own

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Happy almost spring! When the weather starts to get nice, it makes me want to pop out all of my warm weather clothes at once… which is not the best idea, but you get the picture.

This weekend my boyfriend, his mom and I went to a tulip festival! You could pick tulips from this field that was filled with thousands of the flowers, and then walk around the grounds of the 183-acre property. We had so much fun, and it was a great day to show you one of my casual spring-like outfits that I’m breaking out of my closet.

What are you looking forward to wearing this spring? Product information is listed at the bottom.

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My basket got full fast! There were too many pretty tulips to choose from, so naturally I had to have one of each color.

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I was photo bombed by Mitri’s mom mid-shoot, but can’t say I am mad about it!

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Photo creds to Mitri, because I’m lucky enough to have a boyfriend who takes millions of pictures of me even when its cold and windy! 

Shoes: Low-top Converse available here

Pants: Free People jeans, similar available here

Shirt: AJ by Adriano Goldschmeid, similar available here

Sweater: purchased at TJ Maxx, similar available here

This post is not sponsored; all opinions are my own

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I survived the southern snow storm of 2017! However, because of icy road conditions, my blog post for this week went a little haywire (I left my camera at my boyfriend’s house, and I can’t get there!) so that post will be up next week.

For this week, I’m going to show you the winter fashion trends I am loving or those I can’t wait to try. Below are items that I want/need in my closet, and why I can’t wait to embrace the trend.

A new year calls for new clothes, right?

Bomber Jackets

I’ve always had a thing for short jackets, because they show off my long torso. I am SO happy bomber jackets are back in style because they are typically short and also keep you warm- something that can be hard to pull off while looking on trend. You can’t go wrong with an olive or army-green jacket; but, because I have two army-green jackets, I am thinking of snagging a black one à la GiGi Hadid.

Try this one (via H&M) or this one

Tote Purses

By this point I think everyone knows that Santa brought me the best Christmas present in the form of a Louis Vuitton tote. I am all about big purses, because you can throw literally anything you need into it and run out the door. My new LV is slightly too big for a purse (even for me) but it’s perfect for throwing my laptop and chargers in for work or when I’m working on something and have to run out for coffee, a meeting, etc. It’s basically life.

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I also love the Madewell totes that come in different colors and shapes with monograms; and Target always has great, colorful bags for your computer. This trend is not only cute- but functional, too.

This is one of my favorites– try the studded version, too! (via Madewell) And these reversible options are great because… reversible. (via Nordstrom)

Over the Knee Boots

Okay, okay, I think everyone is on this trend now… but seriously, what is cooler than OTK boots? You can make this look dressy or casual and take it into the spring with a flowy dress. Lots of these boots are expensive (think Free People, Sam Edelman, Marc Fisher) but you can snag can inexpensive pair (like I did from Forever 21) that will do the trick.

Tip: Before you buy, make sure you do a through walk around the store- I bought a pair two years ago that were not cheap, but when I got home and wore them I could hardly bend my knee. I sold them on Poshmark, but you get the picture.

These are similar to the ones I bought (via Forever 21)

Similar ones here, without heel and in more colors (via Amazon)

Off the Shoulder Sweaters

I can’t get enough of this season’s off the shoulder look. I bought the cutest sweater from my friend Peyton’s online boutique and it is one of my favorite purchases! It can be worn on or off the shoulder, which I love.

When looking at these, a chunky material will keep you warm and make up for the heat lost on your bare shoulders. Careful with buying one too small- if your sweater is too tight, it can quickly look cheap. Try these in neutral colors that you can wear into the spring with ripped jeans and booties.

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Buy mine here, or get it in burgundy! (via ThirtyOne Boutique)

Or this one here (via Amazon)

This post is not sponsored; all opinions are my own

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I have had SO many questions about my outfit in my Instagram video on Christmas Eve. Thank ya’ll so much for the sweet feedback- I thought it was a festive way to ring in the holiday! Below is all the outfit information and links to products.

I hope everyone had a very Merry Christmas!

Sweater: Forever 21 (currently sold out)

Another cute, similarly ridiculous holiday sweater here

Skirt: Lauren by Ralph Lauren (via TJ Maxx)

Similar skirt here

Shoes: Forever 21 (no longer available)

Similar booties here for just $14.99

Hair: Styled with the Beachwaver Pro

Get it here

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