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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.

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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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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!

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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

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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)

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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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Winter is coming, winter is coming! While we all know I don’t really NEED anything new, here are some of the pieces I want to add to my closet this season. I’m going out of town this weekend, and will definitely be on the lookout for some of these items or something similar. Plus, Black Friday and Cyber Monday are quickly approaching, meaning so are the sales! We have to get ourselves Christmas presents too, right? 🙂 

Velvet errrrything

Velvet shoes, joggers, and tanks are everywhere right now, and for good reason. Velvet is warm, soft, and has an I-woke-up-like-this vibe. One of my favorite velvet items I have seen this season is this Missguided velvet bomber jacket, available from Asos. Best part? It’s ballerina pink: The color of the season! If you’re trying to ease yourself into the trend, Target has some amazing joggers in gray and blue velvet by Who What Wear. Unfortunately, they didn’t have my size at my local Target and I couldn’t get them- but it’s totally worth checking out. Check out this guide from Pinterest on some of the best velvet looks.

This gorgeous black lace maxi

For winter parties, cocktail dresses are great and fun- but they can get kind of boring. This dress is beautifully crafted, with intricate lace covering the entire dress. The slip just covers your chest, stomach, and upper thighs, which shows just enough skin. The deep V is also stunning!  I’ve had my eye on this dress since I met Stefanie and Tracy of the Eleventh Gorgeous YouTube channel and Madison and Mallory boutique. Spoiler: They’re amazingly sweet and just as beautiful in real life. Anyway, I have wanted this dress ever since this online store opened, but every single time it gets restocked, it sells out! This lace maxi comes in black, pink, maroon, and periwinkle- all are equally stunning. I want the black one (because, black) and I will keep stalking this site until it is mine.

Work appropriate leggings

I own these leggings from Loft in grey and in burgundy, and they have changed my life. Not kidding. They are super thick to keep you warm and to suck you in, and you don’t have to worry about finding a sweater to cover your rear end. I bought a small (I’m 5’6, and a 4/6 in pants) and they are definitely snug, but comfortable. And, for once, they are long enough to wear booties and don’t ride up! Definitely, definitely, definitely recommend. No, they aren’t paying me to say this. I’m just a slave to these leggings.

Sweater for cold mornings or late nights

In the mornings, I like to throw on a sweater while I drink my coffee for a little extra coziness. This Free People sweater-kimono is perfect for that. If you’re going out, you don’t want a bulky jacket over your outfit. This piece is perfect for that, too. The fringe keeps this sweater from looking too much like the shawl your mom wore to that wedding that time, and the delicate fur collar gives it a little flair. Basically I don’t need any other reasons to buy this. I’m obsessed.

Sassy over-the-knee boots

Not your faux leather boots stashed in the back of the closet. These babies are suede with metal detailing, and a pointy toe. First of all, pointy toes are the key to my heart. Second, the metal details are precious. Third, there is an inside zipper so you don’t have to send 45 minutes tugging them on. I could wear these with denim shorts in the spring, a dress in the fall with a long cardigan, and tights and a skirt in the winter. They also seem like they are fitted through the leg and won’t fall down, which is a plus when wearing skirts. These are going on my Christmas list, like now.

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Fall is my favorite season for so many reasons: The crisp weather, the beautiful leaves, the excuse to consume as many pumpkin-flavored products as humanly possible… the list goes on. But, one of my favorite things about fall is the fashion. September is the month when all of the designers debut their new collections and their warmer-weather gear, and it gets me in the mood for the cooler temperatures.

However, in Alabama, we’re still burning up. If you are ready to break out your fall clothes or start buying some new trends, try to think of how you will wear them now, while it’s still warm- and later when the cool air hits. Here are three of my wardrobe staples that will be carrying me into fall, but will be comfortable while the heat is still around.

Overalls

So many people associate overalls with summer and don’t think about the potential these babies can have for the fall. Mine are from Target, and I gave them a distressed look by taking a razor and sandpaper to the knees and pocket areas. Cuff the ends for an I-woke-up-like-this vibe.

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Wear it now: Layer a tank or short-sleeve shirt underneath with your hair in a top knot. (A striped shirt can never fail with these!)

Wear it later: Wear a long-sleeve shirt or thermal and booties. All the great things about wearing jeans, but you don’t even need a belt!

(Overalls from Target)

Printed flares

 

These are my life. Printed pants are some of my favorite things ever and they can be dressed up for work, or dressed down for a Saturday running errands. These printed flares, from Forever 21, are thin enough to let your skin breathe but cover your legs on cool nights. They also feel like pajama pants, which is always a plus. Embrace the 70s vibe of printed flares, but keep the focus of your outfit on the pants- otherwise, it could be overbearing.

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Wear it now: V-necks balance flares because they make your torso look longer. Add a long necklace to enhance the effect.

Wear it later: Add leather booties, a chunky sweater, and hoop earrings. Voila! The perfect fall night outfit in two minutes. (BONUS: If you’re an Auburn fan, just add a orange sweater and you’re set for game day!)

(Pants from Forever 21 [these are similar, different pattern], top from Target, necklace from local boutique)

Flowy basic top

I’m not sure what else to say about this shirt. It’s a staple that everyone should have. Black, white, beige, grey… A loose top in a neutral is pretty much going to get you through the season. It will go with every pair of jeans you own, and will even cover your behind with leggings. Double win.

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Wear it now: A top like this with layered necklaces and denim shorts equals instant cool girl style. Give the shirt a half-tuck into your shorts, and wear short booties.

Wear it later: Black skinny jeans will balance out the boxy-ness of the top, and a tall heel will make you look skyscraper tall.

(Top from local boutique)

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