Bell Sleeves and Final Autumn Leaves

About a month or two ago one of my favorite bloggers posted an outfit featuring a bell sleeve top, and I instantaneously knew I had to get one for myself.  Since then I had been looking for the perfect bell sleeve top for this season when I finally came across this one from Banana Republic.  I love it’s pretty floral pattern and the bell sleeves are a trend I’m so happy I hopped on!  I paired this adorable top with some rolled up jeans, fringe booties, a monogram necklace, and some statement earrings to complete the look.  Enjoy!

jeans // booties (similar)// monogram necklace // earrings (same style, different color linked)

This Banana Republic bell sleeve top is no longer available online, so I’ve featured a couple other fun tops with bell sleeves below!  The images contain links so you can shop the product by clicking on it.

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Thanks for reading!

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Navy Embroidery and Army Green

Throughout the fall, I often find myself wearing some variation of this outfit; a short sleeve top under my army green utility jacket with jeans and booties.  Today’s outfit post is probably one of my favorite versions of this outfit that I have worn so far.  I love this top, the navy embroidery on the white tee is so classic and I think it looks great with this jacket.  I rolled up the jacket’s sleeves and added some fun, sparkly bangles and my Kate Spade watch (as usual.)  The booties I chose for this outfit are definitely some of my all time favorites and they’re so on trend right now!  Here’s the outfit, enjoy!

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utility jacket (similar) // jeans // booties // watch (similar) // necklace // druzy bangle (similar) // pearl bangle // hoop earrings

This old embroidered J.Crew tee is no longer available online, so I’ve featured some other embroidered white tops below.  The images are linked, so you can shop a product by clicking on it!

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A Striped Sweater and A Statement Necklace

To me, the epitome of preppy fall fashion is an outfit including a sweater, vest, and bean boots.  Today’s outfit is exactly that; featuring a striped graphic J.Crew Factory sweater I purchased a little over a year ago.  You can’t really read it under the vest, but it says “ALOHA,” which I think is absolutely adorable!  I love this sweater for the fall because it’s thin enough to layer when it’s not quite cold enough to layer with a thicker sweater like a cable knit.  I wore this sweater under a navy J.Crew lookalike vest from Old Navy with a statement necklace.  Enjoy!

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sweater (old; similar here, here, and here) // vest (same style, different color) // jeans //  bean boots // statement necklace (similar) // watch (similar) // crystal bangle // pearl bangle // hoop earrings

Thanks for reading!

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My Black Friday Online Sale Guide + United Tee Outfit

Happy Black Friday!  Today is easily one of the most exciting and stressful days of the shopping calendar (if that’s even a thing,) so I’ve rounded up all the online sales from my favorite stores (including clothing, tee shirt, footwear, handbag, and jewelry brands) and created a sale guide!  The stores are linked, so as soon as you find a deal that sounds appealing, just click on the store name to shop.  At the end of the sale list, I’ve also included an outfit in today’s post featuring an adorable tee from United, which is also having a big sale included in the sale guide!  If the Black Friday sales are as crazy as they have been in past years, you should probably stop reading this intro now and get to the shopping guide… so here it is!

My Black Friday Online Sale Guide

J.Crew: 40% off purchase with code HOLIDAY

L.L. Bean: 20% off any $50+ purchase with code THANKS20

Lilly Pulitzer: gifts with any $75+ purchase

Vineyard Vines: 25% off site wide with code HOLIDAY16 (exclusions apply)

Tory Burch: 30% off purchases of $250+ with code THANKS (exclusions apply)

Ralph Lauren: save $35 on a $125 purchase, save $85 on a $250 purchase, save $200 on a $500 purchase, and save $325 on a purchase of $750 or more plus 60% off select styles with code TURKEY (exclusions apply)

Anthropologie: 30% off site wide with code LETSGO

Free People: 50% off most loved styles

Nordstrom: extra 20% off sale items

Neiman Marcus: up to 60% off site wide plus extra 33% off sale prices and up to 40% off regular designer prices

LOFT: 50% off site wide with code FRIYAY

The North Face: up to 30% off select styles

KJP: 25% off site wide with code SETSAIL

Urban Outfitters: buy one get one 50% off all apparel

American Eagle: 40% off plus free shipping

Gap: 50% off site wide with code TGIF50

Banana Republic: 50% off five regularly priced items

Old Navy: 50% off site wide (exclusions apply)

Forever 21: up to 70% off site wide, extra 30% off sale items with code EXTRA30, and free shipping on all orders

J.Crew Factory: 50-60% off site wide

Banana Republic Factory: 50-70% off site wide (exclusions apply)

Nordstrom Rack: up to 75% off clearance

Rebecca Minkoff: 25% off any $100+ purchase (excludes all promo codes)

Vera Bradley: 5o% off select styles

Kate Spade: 30% off purchase with code THANKFUL (exclusions apply)

Kendra Scott: 20% off site wide with code SALE20 (excluding fine jewelry)

Loren Hope: 20% off site wide with code THANKFULLY

The Tiny Tassel: 25% off all orders with code TASSELFRIDAY

Bauble Bar: 30% off site wide with code THANKS30

The Pink Monogram: 15% off site wide plus free shipping

Charming Charlie: 40% off all regularly priced jewelry

Pura Vida Bracelets: 50% off site wide plus free shipping (this is where I get the string bracelets I always have on!)

Ray-Ban: 30% off site wide

Country Club Prep: 20% off site wide with code HOLIDAY20 (exclusions apply) plus free priority shipping on orders $85+

Lauren James: markdowns on select styles (including short sleeve tees starting at $4.80, athletic shorts starting at $9, sunglasses starting at $7.20, and more)

Fraternity Collection: 50% off site wide with code GIVETHANKS plus select signature pocket tees starting at $10

Southern Shirt Company: markdowns on select styles

United: 60% off holiday collection

Ivory Ella: select long and short sleeve tees marked down to $19.99

Sam Edelman: 30% off site wide with code SAMSGIVING

Jack Rogers: up to 50% off select styles plus free domestic shipping

Frye Company: $100 off 100 favorite women’s styles with code 100THANKS

Hunter Boots: 25% off select styles

Steve Madden: 30% off site wide plus free shipping with code BACKINBLACK (exclusions apply)

TOMS: 25% off seasonal favorites and extra 10% off sale items

New Balance: 15% off site wide and free shipping on all orders (exclusions apply)

United Tee Outfit

Earlier this fall I became a rep for United and I have absolutely loved their products!  The tees are not only super cute for the fall but are also super soft.  The tee featured in today’s post has their logo on the front pocket area and a map design on the back that says “travel • explore • embrace” followed by their slogan “Live the American Dream” which I adore!  You can use my code “apocketfullofprep_15” for 15% off any United purchase, but for the next few days United is also having a huge holiday sale which has cut down the prices on a ton of their tees, sweatshirts, and holiday apparel!  This tee is currently 15% off already so you should definitely go check out their website now if you’re interested in making a purchase!







tee (15% off with my code “apocketfullofprep_15”) // leggings // bean boots // necklace // watch (similar) // hoop earrings

Thanks for reading!  Best of luck on your Black Friday shopping adventures, online or in store!

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50 Things I’m Thankful For + Thanksgiving Outfit

Hey y’all, happy Thanksgiving!  I didn’t travel this year so I’ve spent the day at home with my family eating amazing food, watching the Macy Thanksgiving Day Parade, playing crazy eights, and taking pictures.  I’m super excited to watch some Christmas movies tonight!  I’ve had such a great year and I have so much to be thankful for, so I thought I would share fifty things I’m thankful for today along with my Thanksgiving outfit!  I’m truly so blessed and I want to thank you all for taking time out of your day to read my blog posts and follow me on Instagram, I appreciate it more than you know!  So without further adieu, here are fifty things I’m thankful for.

50 Things I’m Thankful For

  1. God and his love for the world shown through Jesus
  2. my family who supports me and never stops showing their unconditional love
  3. my wonderful, hilarious, caring friends
  4. my church that is full of sweet families and people who support me in my relationship with Christ
  5. the Bible which guides me in my everyday life and in my relationship with God
  6. food that provides me with nutrients that many people in the world don’t have access to (and good food at that)
  7. clean water
  8. a safe, sanitary house to live in
  9. heating and air conditioning
  10. access to free education
  11. warm, season appropriate clothing
  12. my good health and the health of my family
  13. access to healthcare
  14. my contacts and glasses and access to optical healthcare specifically
  15. YoungLife
  16. my sweet, super cool YoungLife leaders whom I can talk to anytime about anything and know I’ll always have a shoulder to lean on
  17. YoungLife club on Monday nights at 8:03, Campaigners at 6:45 on Wednesday mornings, and breakfast with my YoungLife leaders at 7:00 on Friday mornings
  18. YoungLife camp in the fall and the fact that I’m going to Frontier Ranch in Colorado for a week next summer!
  19. lacrosse
  20. living in a country with protected rights and freedom
  21. our armed forces who sacrifice so much for the safety of our country
  22. being able to travel back to Texas to see my extended family annually
  23. my blog, the friends I’ve made through it, and all of my followers
  24. the opportunity to work with cool brands like Jadelynn Brooke and United (you can use my code “FLSHS16” for 15% off at Jadelynn Brooke and “apocketfullofprep_15” for 15% off at United!)
  25. the opportunity to travel to cool places
  26. police officers, fire fighters, and paramedics that take care of us when in the state of emergency
  27. driving lessons and getting my restricted license in about a month
  28. my camera that my sweet grandmother bought me for my birthday
  29. my dogs and cat
  30. the few teachers that understand that they aren’t the only class you have homework in and cut you some slack
  31. the months October, November, and December
  32. the Christmas season
  33. Taylor Swift (her songs, her concerts, her personality, just the fact that I’ve had Taylor Swift to listen to and look up to for the past ten years)
  34. dark chocolate
  35. the ice skating rink that opens yearly in my town
  36. songs by the Chainsmokers
  37. getting to see so many of my favorite artists live
  38. summer
  39. my stepmother’s cooking and baking
  40. group chats with people I genuinely enjoy talking to
  41. technology that allows me to keep touch with those I love who live far away
  42. hot chocolate
  43. my iPhone
  44. Chick-fil-A
  45. writing and receiving letters from my cousins in Texas
  46. weekends
  47. Netflix
  48. the fact that Hannah Montana The Movie and Lizzie McGuire The Movie are on Netflix
  49. my study hall period (God knows my grades would be way lower without it)
  50. watching Christmas movies with my family

Comment something that you’re thankful for below!

Thanksgiving Outfit

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sweater // skirt (currently 50% off, grab it before it’s gone!)  // infinity blanket scarf // booties (similar) // monogram necklace // earrings (similar) // ring // watch (similar) // needlepoint bracelet (actually meant to be a watch strap, but I think it looks super cute styled like this as a bracelet!)

Thanks for reading!  Happy Thanksgiving!

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A Soft Tee and A Scarf

When purchasing a new tee, I look at a few factors; size, softness, and design.  I personally like my tees a little big; I find hip hugging tees to be incredibly uncomfortable and unflattering.  I also like my tees to be pretty soft for the obvious reason; they’re more comfortable.  Of course I also look at what’s on the tee, whether it’s a quote, logo, image, etc., because I obviously wouldn’t want to wear tee with a design I don’t like.  Jadelynn Brooke is my favorite place to get tees because not only are the designs absolutely adorable, but they run a little big plus they’re the softest tees ever.  The outfit I’m sharing with you all today includes one of my favorite Jadelynn Brooke tees (the back says “Be as sweet as tea & as strong as coffee,” how cute is that?), my bean boots, and a fluffy white scarf.  You can purchase your own adorable, soft, and slightly oversized Jadelynn Brooke tee here 15% off with my discount code “FLSHS16”!  Enjoy!

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tee (15% off with my code “FLSHS16”) // scarf (similar) // leggings // bean boots // necklace // hoop earrings

Thanks for reading!

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The shirt from Jadelynn Brooke featured in this post was sent to me in exchange for a feature in my blog.  However, all opinions are honest and my own.  I don’t feature products I don’t truly love!