Hello friends, happy Friday!! I say it every month and I’m going to say it again- this month absolutely flew by! It’s been a fun month for sure- I’m so grateful that I was able to take a little breather after the hectic chaos of school and before my internship starts this coming week.
We’re at that time of year where I begin dreaming of sand between my toes & wind in my hair, sitting on a beach drinking fruity goodness… but I guess for now a day at the pool will have to do! Summer time is one of my favorite times of year for fashion because of all the bright, fun colors. If it was up to me, I would make bright colors a year-round thing!
It was love at first sight when I saw this bag- who’s with me?! Tassels are huge this season, so I couldn’t resist getting this baby. The best part- it’s under $40!!
If you’ve been reading my blog for a while, you know I’m a pretty simple girl- this outfit is definitely no exception! Both this top and bag are from Lulu’s, and I already know I’ll be wearing this top non-stop through spring and summer. My style often consists of super classic & simple pieces, with a little pop of color or something more bold.
Do any of y’all have plans for Easter weekend? Unfortunately I won’t be able to make it back home this Easter, because I have a jam-packed weekend of work & catching up on school. Y’all- I just registered for my LAST semester of college, and had my last appointment with my advisor. It’s all becoming so real!! Soon I’ll be sending in my application for graduation too. I’ve been thinking about doing a college advice post- would any of y’all be interested in that? If yes- send me questions or topics that you’d like me to cover!
Anyway, hope all of you have an awesome weekend- happy Easter to those who celebrate!! ❤️
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Wear a lemon printed romper! When I saw this adorable romper at Francesca’s I knew I had to have it- can we just take a moment and talk about how fun it is?! I’m in love! This outfit’s giving me serious summer time vibes, and I just want to plan a beach trip so I can have an excuse to break this romper out- even though let’s be honest, I’ll more than likely be wearing it nonstop anyway. Y’all know I’m a huge fan of color; I’ve never been one of those girls whose closets are 90% black, with a little mix of grey & white. I love color year round, so obviously spring & summer are my favorite seasons for fashion!
One of my fave outfit combos for spring and summer are a romper with my favorite (comfortable) wedges. As much as I love getting dolled up, I live for being comfortable! Y’all Texas girls know how unbearable the Texas heat can get, so even though I would love to be wearing jeans in the summer, I’m definitely not trying to sweat buckets after spending just 10 minutes outside!
This outfit would be perfect for dinner out with your gal pals, or any casual events you have going on this spring. Unfortunately Shop Style doesn’t support Francesca’s on their platform, so I’ve linked this romper here! I have, however, linked a similar style below with everything else from this look!
Have a great rest of your week, friends!!
Happy Monday, friends!! Hope each and every one of you had a fabulous weekend, and that your week is off to a good start. Sorry for being a little MIA last week- Akash & I drove to Dallas early Thursday, and I had a weekend jam-packed full of meetings and hanging out with my fam! In case y’all aren’t following me on my Instagram yet, you totally should- I post on there super often, and keep y’all updated on all of the fun things going on in my life, on a more personal level!
Anyway, today’s blog post is a series that I’ve wanted to start for a while- the Balling on a Budget series! I know a lot of you are college students (aka broke.) But even if you’re not, who can say no to saving some extra cash, right? So basically with this series I’m going to be talking about all my tips I’ve collected over the years of being a self-proclaimed shopaholic. Ask all my friends & family- everyone knows I love a good deal!
SO with that being said, hopefully this series will help you guys out in any way when it comes to shopping smarter & deal-hunting. If there are any subjects or themes you want me to cover, please be sure to let me know! Now let’s jump right in…
So to kick off this series, I wanted to talk about a tip that I keep near and dear to my heart- saving when it comes to trendy pieces!
You’ve probably heard this tip time and time again, but we could all use a little refresher. Save when it comes to trendy pieces, and splurge on classic pieces. So for example, take these tassel earrings- these are super on trend right now, especially tassel earrings with fun bright colors. But let’s be real- how many times would you really wear them this season? Probably not as many as you’d like for a $60 price tag, am I right?
One of my favorite stores to shop for trendy jewelry is Francesca’s. I believe every jewelry piece at Francesca’s is under $50- which, to be honest, is still a little steep, but Francesca’s always has the perfect trendy jewelry that’s good quality, and way more inexpensive than something that you’d buy that’s designer.
Know when to shop. When it comes to trends, it’s somewhat like predicting the weather. You can estimate, but nothing’s for sure. A lot of trends, however, resurface. For example, wide leg pants were huge 10 years ago, and now they’re back. Same with denim & leather jackets, denim skirts, ruffles, chokers… I could go on and on. Point is, trends cycle around so often, so something that I do all the time is buy trendy pieces when they’re clearanced out, and save them for the next time that they resurface. I know this definitely isn’t ideal, but if you’re on a budget- it’s totally worth!!
This next tip is for all the avid blog readers out there: wait to purchase. Now I know, it can be so tempting- you see your favorite blogger wearing the cutest shoes, and you want to get them ASAP- but wait!!! The pair of wedges in this post is the perfect example of this. When the Marc Fisher wedges were literally all over Instagram, I wanted them- I needed them! But then, I waited a week before purchasing, and guess what- the perfect pair of almost identical dupes for these wedges surfaced. If you wait a little while to purchase after seeing a certain trend, chances are someone will have found an identical dupe for 1/4 of the price. Nifty, right?
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I’m sure all of you who are avid blog readers have seen this pair of wedges everywhere. When I first purchased mine, I didn’t think to do a whole post on them, but after wearing them with a billion different outfits the first week I figured it was worth sharing with all of you!
This exact pair that I have is on sale right now for only $60, which is super inexpensive compared to the Marc Fisher $170 ones! I love how effortless the wedges are, but make your whole look so put together. They’re also extremely comfortable- like I could probably wear these across campus comfortable. I love these so much I had to snag them in two different colors!
I paired my new favorite wedges with this pretty seersucker top and an army green utility jacket, for a fun winter-to-spring transition outfit. I’m definitely going to be wearing this outfit non-stop for the next few months!
Wedges Steve Madden | Seersucker Rag & Bone (Discontinued) | Jeans Articles of Society | Utility Jacket Levi | Bauble Earrings Bauble Bar | Watch Francesca’s | White Crossbody Rebecca Minkoff (Discontinued; Available at Few Nordstrom Racks) | Necklace Kendra Scott | Sunnies Prada
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