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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I received the bracelet from Moodz & Vibes in exchange for promotion on my blog and Instagram.  However, all opinions are honest and my own.  I don’t feature products I don’t truly love!  My blog contains affiliate links, meaning I may earn commission from your purchase of the products mentioned.

 

A Pompom Pop of Color

     Winter’s fun and all for a month or so, but at this point (only five days from spring!) I’m just so ready for warm weather!  One of the things I hate the most about winter is the unnecessary restrictions it puts on style, such as the apparent need for absence of color.  Why is it that every piece of apparel that we buy in a bright color this time of year should be saved for spring?  Today I’m bringing some color to my winter wardrobe with a fun pompom necklace from Down to Earth!  I’m so excited to be sharing my styling of this adorable necklace for y’all today but I’m even more excited to share a 25% discount code for Down to Earth’s website, “FAITH25”!  I know y’all will love their jewelry as much as I do, be sure to check out their site!  Without further adieu, let’s get on with the outfit!

     I recently picked up the cutest (and softest) white top with flared sleeves ending with ruffles.  The best part of this top isn’t that it’s adorable or that it actually feels like wearing a sweatshirt (yes, it’s that soft!), but that I got it on sale at Banana Republic for $11.  I think this top is perfect to pair with such a bright necklace, given its subdued white color and accent sleeves.  Sadly, the top is out of stock online, but I linked a similar style below!  I wore some plain jeans and taupe suede booties to balance out the bright tones of the fun Down to Earth pompom necklace.  Aside from the bright necklace, I kept the rest of my jewelry pretty simple with a blue Sashka Co. bracelet, my gold “She Believed She Could So She Did” MantraBand, a silver cross cuff bracelet, delicate gold hoop earrings, a gold Kate Spade watch, and my everyday gold and rose gold rings.

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top (similar) // jeans // booties // necklace (25% off with my code “FAITH25”) // blue and gold beaded bracelet (similar) // hoop earrings // watch (similar) // MantraBand // cross bracelet // rose gold ring // gold stacked rings

Thanks for reading!

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I was given a special discount on the necklace from Down to Earth and received the beaded bracelet from Sashka Co. 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!  My blog contains affiliate links, meaning I may earn commission from your purchase of the products mentioned.

The Jean Jacket is Back

     As winter comes to an end and the spring solstice begins, one trendy transition piece that I’m sure will make several appearances is my jean jacket.  While once an item I’d sworn would be left behind when I quit wearing Justice clothes in the fifth grade, I wished for a new jean jacket for months before picking this one up.  Today I’m sharing one of my favorite ways to style it for this awkward transition between freezing winter days and approaching spring weather!  Enjoy!

     One thing that hasn’t quite grown on me yet is denim on denim, so I decided to style my jean jacket with a fun pair of green ripped jeans.  As for a top, I opted for one of my all time favorite v-neck tees from J.Crew that has a little gold shimmer to it.  I love the way gold jewelry makes the shirt’s shimmery undertones pop, so I went for all gold jewelry, including my new Grace Elizabeth gold coin necklace!  I love this necklace because it’s so dainty and simple that it will match practically anything!  Use the code “Springbreak18” for 20% off this necklace now through Saturday!  Since it has been a little warmer here recently, I thought this would be the perfect opportunity to pull out my favorite brown lace up sandals from Target!  These shoes have lasted me three years and I couldn’t recommend them more, especially considering they’re under $25!  I seriously love this look for this time of year and I hope you do too!

tee (same style, no longer available in color shown) // jean jacket // green jeans (similar) // sandals // necklace (20% off with code “Springbreak18” // earrings // watch (similar) // white and gold beaded bracelets (here and here) // MantraBand // cross bracelet // rose gold ring

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The necklace from Grace Elizabeth as well as the beaded bracelets from Sashka Co. featured in this post were 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!  My blog contains affiliate links, meaning I may earn commission from your purchase of the products mentioned.

Grey & Green

     I don’t know about you, but my default outfit in the winter months always includes a sweater.  When shopping in the winter, I always gravitate towards sweaters rather than regular long sleeve shirts and finding a sweater that’s unique is always a treat.  Today I’m sharing an outfit featuring a ruffle sleeve sweater (which actually belongs to my little sister oops) I’ve been absolutely loving lately!  Enjoy!

     If I’m willing to go to the trouble of frequently begging my little sister to let me borrow an article of clothing, there must be something special about it.  This sweater is not only adorable, but it’s quite possibly the softest thing I’ve ever worn.  I love the ruffle detailing, especially because it continues down the side hem of the sweater!  The grey color is also one of my favorites this season, so simple and versatile!  To add a pop of color to the look, I wore a pair of green ripped jeans.  I’ve been obsessed with these brown UGG slip on sneakers lately and I love the way they look with this ensemble!  I accessorized the look with a dainty pair of gold hoop earrings, my everyday gold and rose gold rings, my gold Kate Spade watch, a gold MantraBand, my silver cross cuff bracelet, and a gold asymmetrical initial necklace from Anthropologie (which I’m seriously obsessed with, buy it here!).

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sweater (similar) // green ripped jeans // sneakers (updated version of mine) // necklace // hoop earrings // MantraBand // cross bracelet // rose gold ring // gold stacked rings

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