A Good Kind of Black and Blue

     Typically the phrase “black and blue” refers to bruises or perhaps emotional scarring, but how often have you thought of it as a color combination?  Today’s ensemble combines a pretty pale blue top with some edgier black ripped jeans for a cool, chic look. Enjoy!

     If you know me personally you know I’m an online shopping addict (that’s why I’m giving it up for Lent!  More on that here).  I’m on far too many brands’ email lists and I simply can’t resist a good sale.  Lucky for me, when I purchased this adorable light blue faux wrap top from J.Crew, it was marked down to under $20, so the damage wasn’t too bad.  For this look, I paired the delicate blue top with a pair of black raw hem ripped jeans from Old Navy.  I opted for some simple black Vans to match that somewhat “edgy” feel for lack of better words.  To bring a little extra dose of chic, I wore one of my current favorite pairs of statement earrings (from Etsy!) which resemble some glitzy angel wings along with my simple asymmetrical initial necklace from Anthropologie.  I’ll let you in on a little secret – those earrings look pretty expensive if you ask me, but they’re only $25!

top // black jeans // sneakers // earrings // necklace // watch // MantraBand // cross bracelet // rose gold ring // gold stacked rings

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Very Velvet

     It’s been way too long.  Life is hectic and while trying to soak up every moment of senior year I appear to have left my blog behind for a little bit.  I’m not going to promise this is the start of consistent posting because it might not be, but please believe me when I say I’m not giving up this platform anytime soon!  I love you all so very much and I miss this creative space, it’s just hard to make time right now.  That said, let’s get into what I can guarantee – today’s blog post!

     Winter outfits can get pretty drab, with the dark colors and all.  Don’t get me wrong, I love a grey chunky sweater just as much as the next girl, but at some point enough is enough.  One of my favorite ways to make my winter wardrobe a little more fun is to add some fun color!  Today’s look includes a rich gold velvet tank and a bright pair of emerald green earrings.  Enjoy!

     Ever since I decided on Baylor my eyes have gravitated towards all things green and gold (oops), so when I saw this J.Crew tank in the sale section, I knew I needed it.  To lighten up the outfit and stay warm, I paired the tank with a white cardigan I recently purchased at my local Marshalls.  The bold top called for a pair of simple dark wash Old Navy skinny jeans, which I cuffed at the ankle to wear with my TOMS booties.  I accessorized with a fun pair of green tassel earrings from Altar’d State (again with the green and gold color combination…see what I mean?) that tied into the colors on the booties as well as my go-to Kendra Scott necklace and my MantraBand.

top // cardigan (similar) // jeans // booties (similar) // earrings // necklace // MantraBand // cross bracelet // rose gold ring // gold stacked rings

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Stripes & Sneakers

      Long time no see!  I don’t want to make excuses for my absence because it’s really just due to the fact that I’ve been prioritizing other things over my blog lately.  I haven’t felt super motivated to shoot outfits in the past few weeks, but as I’ve used that time to read devotionals and dig deeper into Scripture, I’ve been inspired to pursue this blog with Christ at the center.  Be on the lookout for more faith-related posts soon!  I’ve missed blogging so very much this past month or so and I’m so excited to be sharing my first outfit post in what feels like forever today.  Enjoy!

     I purchased this Urban Outfitters top $10 off (it’s on sale again, by the way!) a few days after Christmas and I’m obsessed with it.  I have to admit, these oh so popular thermal button-downs live up to the hype.  This thing is so soft and so cute!  My favorite way to style this striped thermal is currently with a pair of dark wash skinny jeans and my platform Converse sneakers.  I received these sneakers for Christmas and I just think they’re the perfect go-to shoe – the taupe color goes with everything and they can easily be dressed up or down!  I accessorized with a pair of turquoise stacked tassel earrings from Bauble Bar, my Kendra Scott Elisa pendant and James Avery cross necklaces layered, and my everyday bracelets and rings.  This look is perfect to wear to school or to a casual hangout with friends!

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top (on sale!) // jeans // sneakers (under $60!) // earrings (no longer available in turquoise) // cross necklace // pendant necklace // watch // MantraBand // cross bracelet // personalized beaded bracelet // rose gold ring // gold stacked rings

Thanks for reading!

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Yellow Surplice Sweater

     One random fun fact about my fall wardrobe is that I only have a few long sleeve tops, but I have a ton of sweaters.  For some reason, and that reason is not just cool weather, I gravitate towards sweaters.  The structure of the look I’m sharing today is one that you’re likely to find me wearing any given day between October and February.  Today’s particular variant of my go-to sweater-jean-and-bootie combo includes one of my new favorite sweaters.  Enjoy!

     I won’t lie, I’ve been extra drawn to yellow/gold and green ever since I got into Baylor.  I found this yellow surplice sweater at my local Marshalls and between the pretty fall color and soft material, I knew I had to buy it!  Because the sweater is a surplice style, I’m always sure to wear a tank underneath.  For this look, I paired the sweater with a pair of dark wash jeans, which I cuffed above a pair of TOMS booties.  I love these booties because they bring so many bright, fun colors to a look, including the purple that I also incorporated through my stacked purple tassel earrings.  As for the rest of my jewelry, I kept it simple with my plain gold rings and Kendra Scott Elisa pendent necklace in white pearl.

sweater (similar here and here) // jeans // booties (similar) // earrings (similar) // necklace // rose gold ring // gold stacked rings

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Black Friday Shopping Guide 2018

     It’s officially Black Friday!  How crazy is it that so many of these sales started before Thanksgiving (and many will be extending through Cyber Monday)?  Thankfully I’m working at a local shoe boutique today and tomorrow for Black Friday and Shop Small Saturday, so I won’t have too much free time to burn money this year.  Today I’m sharing the sales of pretty much every brand and online store I’ve ever even considered shopping at (90 total), from sweaters to water bottles to Bibles.  For your convenience, the list is alphabetized and each store is linked and followed by its respective deal(s) and discount code(s) (if necessary)!  Here’s to getting all the best deals, happy shopping!

Adidas: Up to 50% off select items

Alex and Ani: 25% off everything plus free standard shipping

Altar’d State: Buy one get one free mix and match Wubbies and sweaters, buy one get one 50% off all keychains, buy one get one 50% off fashion tops, buy one get one 50% off all bottoms, buy one get one 50% off all jewelry, buy one get one 50% off mix and match home decor and candles, buy one get one free Christmas decor, buy one get one free scarves, and buy one get one 50% off mix and match slippers and socks

American Eagle: 40% off everything (exclusions apply) plus free shipping

Ann Taylor: 50% off everything with code “BLACKFRIDAY”

Anthropologie: 30% off everything (exclusions apply)

ASOS: 20% off everything with code “HELLO20”

Athleta: 20% off purchase with code “BLISS” (exclusions apply) and free shipping on orders $50 or more

Baehr Feet (the shoe boutique I work at!): Buy one get one 50% off all full priced items (this includes brands like Tory Burch, Rebecca Minkoff, Jack Rogers, Kate Spade, Marc Fisher, and Jeffrey Campbell just to name a few)

Banana Republic: 50% off regular-priced items, an additional 10% off for cardmembers with code “BRCARD” and free shipping on orders $50 or more

Ban.do: 30% off everything with code “THIRTYOFF”

Bath & Body Works: Buy 3, get 3 free (mix and match entire site) plus $30 tote with $30 purchase using code “TOTESYES”

BaubleBar: 35% off everything plus free U.S. shipping and returns

Boden: 30% off plus free shipping and returns on orders over $49 with code “V4N9”

boohoo: 60% off everything (including sale)

Chan Luu: 20% off sitewide with code “BLACKFRIDAY20”

Charming Charlie: $10 off your order of $40, $20 off your purchase of $65, $30 off your purchase of $90 or more, and 50% off all clothing plus free shipping on orders of $29 or more

Consider the Wldflwrs (where my dainty stacked rings are from!): 15% off everything with code “CONSIDER15” plus $20 gift card with purchase

Cute Loops Jewelry (one of my favorite Etsy jewelry shops): 20% off everything

Dormify: 25% off your order with code “BLACKFRIDAY2018” plus free shipping on orders over $50

Erin Condren (my favorite planner of all time): 30% off everything

Evelyn Henson: 20% off with code “GINGERBREAD20”

Forever 21: Extra 50% off sale (exclusions apply), jackets and coats starting at $12, sweaters starting at $8, jewelry starting at $1.90, and cold weather accessories starting at $3

Free People: 50% off select styles and an additional 25% off select sale styles

Freestyle: Buy one watch at full price, get a strap 50% off plus free shipping on orders over $35

Gap: 50% off everything with code “BLKFRIDAY”, bonus 10% off everything with code “TREAT” and free shipping on orders $50 or more

Grey Bandit: 20% off orders over $50 with code “20BABY” and 25% off orders over $150 with code “25BABY” plus free shipping on all U.S. orders

Hosanna Revival: $10 off any purchase over $50 with code “SAVE10”, $25 off any purchase over $100 with code “SAVE25”, and $70 off any purchase over $250 with code “SAVE70”

H&M: 30% off everything plus free shipping (combinable with sale and already reduced items)

Hydroflask: 25% off everything plus free shipping on orders over $60

Jadelynn Brooke: Buy one long sleeve, get an exclusive long sleeve FREE with every order

Jack Rogers: 80% off select styles

J.Crew: 50% off entire purchase with code “TGIF” plus free standard shipping with J.Crew Rewards

J.Crew Factory: Extra 40-50% off sitewide (some exclusions apply) and up to 80% off original prices in clearance with code “ADD2CART” plus free standard shipping with J.Crew Rewards

Kate Spade: 30% off everything (exclusions apply) with code “GIVECHEER”

Kendra Scott: 20% off all purchases, 25% off purchases of $100 or more, and 30% off purchases of $200 or more

KJP: 25% off everything with code “COZYCABIN”

Life is Good: Buy any two tees, get one free plus free shipping on orders $49 or more

Lilly Pulitzer: Free gifts with any purchase of $75 or more plus free ground shipping

Lisi Lerch: 30% off plus $5 shipping

L.L. Bean: 25% off Bean Boots with code “BOOT25”, 20% off clothing and outerwear (includes all sale items) with code “THANKS20”, and free $10 gift card for use on a future order when you spend $50 or more by December 24

LOFT: 50% off any purchase with code “FRIYAY”

Loren Hope: 20% off with code “SPARKLE20”, 25% off orders of $250 or more with code “SPARKLE25”, and 30% off orders of $500 or more with code “SPARKLE30”

Lululemon: sale on select items (linked)

Lulu’s: 25-90% off everything with code “BF25” plus free shipping

Madewell: 25% off purchase with code “DEALWITHIT” plus free shipping and returns for Madewell Insiders (I’d recommend joining because it’s actually free and they gave me a $25 gift card with no minimum for my birthday this year!)

Magnolia Market: $15 off a $75 purchase with code “thanks15”, $50 off a $150 purchase with code “thanks50”, and $100 off a $300 purchase with code “thanks100” (exclusions apply)

Missguided: 50% off everything with code “useme” plus $5 standard shipping

Moon & Lola: 30% off everything with code “TGIBF”

Nasty Gal: 60% off everything

Nathan (my favorite water bottle): 20% off everything and up to 50% off sale items

Natural Life: Up to 75% off plus free shipping

Neiman Marcus: $50 off your $200 purchase (regular prices) with code “THANKFUL”, up to 60% off select sale items (extra 33% off – linked), and up to 50% off select designer items (linked) plus free shipping and returns

Neiman Marcus Last Call: Extra 40-80% off everything plus free shipping on orders of $99 or more with code “LCSHIP”

New Balance: 20% off plus free shipping

Nike: Extra 25% off select styles (linked) with code “THANKS”

Nordstrom: Up to 60% off sitewide, up to 40% off designer clearance

Nordstrom Rack: Extra 30% off clearance, up to 40% off select boots, up to 60% off select crossbodies, select sweaters under $20, and free shipping on standard orders

Old Navy: 50% off entire purchase, $5 tees, $15 jeans, $25 outerwear, $12 sweaters, $5 winter accessories, $6 sleepwear, $20 kids outerwear, $9 kids jeans, and free shipping on orders $50 or more

PBTeen: 25% off everything (exclusions apply) plus free shipping with code “OHWHATFUN”

Pottery Barn: 25% off everything plus free shipping with code “BLACKFRIDAY” (some exclusions apply and free shipping excludes furniture)

Pura Vida Bracelets: 50% off sitewide plus free shipping on all U.S. orders

Rebecca Minkoff: 25% off orders of $100 or more with code “THX25” and take 30% off orders of $200 or more with code “THX30”

RedBubble (the BEST place to buy fun stickers): 20% off everything with code “BLACK20”

Revolve: Up to 50% off new markdowns plus free shipping and returns

Rifle Paper Co: 30% off sitewide (excluding rugs and pillows) with code “SAVE30” and free domestic shipping for orders over $50

Sam Edelman: Extra 30% off (almost) everything with code “SAMSGIVING2018”

Sashka Co: Up to 65% off everything

Sephora: $15 and under deals

Sheila Fajl: 20% off everything with code “THANKYOU2018”

SheIn: $5 off orders of $59 or more, $15 off orders of $99 or more, $35 off orders of $189 or more, select styles 3 for $29, select styles 80% off 3 or more items, and free standard shipping with code “BLACKSALE”

Shopbop: Up to 25% off full-price items, up to 75% off sale items, 15% off orders of $200 or more, 20% off orders of $500 or more, and 25% orders of $800 or more with code “MORE18”

Southern Marsh: $25 off on orders over $125, $50 off on orders over $225, $100 off on orders over $400, and $200 off on orders over $600 plus free shipping on orders over $95

Southern Shirt Company: Full priced items 20% off and sale items extra 40% off with code “SSBLK”

Southern Tide: 20% off when you spend $125 or more, 25% off when you spend $200 or more, and 30% off when you spend $275 or more plus free ground shipping and returns on all orders over $99

Starfish Project: jewelry up to 80% off

Steve Madden: 25% off with code “THANKS”

Stuart Weitzman: 30% off select full-price items with code “BLACKFRIYAY”

S’well: 25% off entire purchase with code “BF2018”

The Frye Company: up to 40% off and $100 gift with every $400 you spend

The North Face: 25% off Black Friday styles plus free shipping and returns

TOMS: 30% off sitewide with code “THANKFUL”

Topshop: up to 50% off selected coats and jackets, 30% off selected jeans, up to 50% off selected partywear, up to 50% off selected shoes, up to 50% off selected tops, 30% off all Ivy Park, and free worldwide shipping

Tory Burch: up to 60% off with code “THANKS”

UGG: up to 60% off select styles (linked)

Under Armour: 40% off Black Friday Exclusives (linked) plus free shipping

Urban Outfitters: buy one get one 50% off mix and match items (exclusions apply) and free worldwide shipping on orders over $50

Vera Bradley: 30% off your entire purchase (including already reduced sale items) plus free shipping

Vineyard Vines: 40% off sale styles, 25% off full-priced items, and free ground shipping on orders over $125

Zara: 30% off entire collection

Thanks for reading!  Have an awesome Black Friday!

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Over the Knees & Bell Sleeves

     I have this running joke with my friends and family that my outfits are often very “blogger” of me when they’re a little more “out there” or bold.  Today’s look, including over the knee boots with white jeans in October, is definitely one of those blogger outfits.  I’m also obsessed with the sweater in today’s look and I’m so beyond excited to be breaking it out for another season now that it’s finally getting cold!  This ensemble is a fun break from the normal fall and winter outfits and I think I’ll be repeat-wearing it quite a bit in the next few months.  Enjoy!

     This purple bell sleeve sweater is a piece I splurged on from Nordstrom last fall after seeing it on Dani Austin’s Instagram story.  I love this pretty purple hue for the cooler months and I’m a sucker for anything with bell sleeves!  Unfortunately, this sweater is no longer available online but I linked a few similar ones below!  I paired the sweater with white jeans (this far after Labor Day, I know!) to contrast my black over the knee boots.  I got these Sam Edelman over the knee boots in January and I’ve absolutely loved them – they’re so fun to style and I think they’re so flattering on your legs.  I accessorized with my matching Kendra Scott white pearl Elisa pendant necklace and Danielle earrings then added my key necklace for a little variety.

sweater (similar here, here, and here) // white jeans // over the knee boots (similar) // earrings // pendant necklace // key necklace (similar) // rose gold ring // gold stacked rings

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