Gingham Lookbook

Oppa Gingham Style! Did you see what I did there, who remembers that song from Psy?Gingham is everywhere! How can it not be its such a great print! You can get Gingham in skirts, dresses, shorts, pants, and all different styles of tops. And most likely it comes in your favorite color. Other than the traditional black and white I’ve seen gingham in navy, red, pink, teal, or yellow to name a few.

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LOOK 1

For this outfit, I wanted to keep it casual and go for that all blue look. Wearing the same color tone is quite popular right now. I added my rose gold shoes mules and gold accessories to complete this look. I think this look is great for running around or when you’re spending time outdoors.

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LOOK 2

How cute is this romper?! I love the little peek-a-boo, it gives this romper a sexy feeling. I have to different shoe options for you. The first one is a pair of black mules to make the outfit more casual. Then I added theses hot pink wedges for a playful look. I feel like both of these options are great for a day time look. This would be great for a lunch date or mimosas with the girls. Also, sandals would be a great pair as well. For a night time look, I would wear this romper with a pair of heels. I don’t have Navy heels so I would go for either a black or nude pair of heels. In these pictures, I wore a bra but you can see it peeking through the peek-a-boo (cheater lol). I tend to wear a bra to make it look like I have some boobs but I think for this I will just go braless. This AEO Knot Keyhole Romper is still available in Large and X-Large.

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LOOK 3

This is my easy on the go outfit! I am one of those people who gets ready at the last minute, so I need those go to outfits. I basically took the first outfit and switched the skirt for a pair of jeans. I also added this cute Vera Bradley blue and orange bag (Go Gators!) to add a pop of color to this look!

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LOOK 4

This is by far my favorite Gingham purchase! I love everything about this dress, the ruffles, the bell sleeves, the cold shoulders and the length is great. The dress is a bit too big but it’s not noticeable. l This is my go to dress for events such as weddings. I can’t wait until it gets a bit cooler, which is in the 80s for Floridians so I can wear this more. I think these cute red lace up sandals add some fun and excitement to the dress. I took the look a bit further and added these shades of pink earrings, I think it adds a great touch. Depending on what type of event I’m going to will depend on how much color I will wear.

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What are your thoughts on the Gingham trend? Are you obsessed as well? If you are looking for gingham purchase, check out Missguided, Forever 21, H&M, Boohoo just to name a few stores.

Which Look is your favorite: 1, 2, 3, or 4? Leave me a comment below!

 

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July Mini Haul || AE & Macys

I did quite a bit of shopping in July. There was so many Black Friday in July sales, I swear every store had a sale, but I tried to contain myself and not put myself in too much debt. I did buy a few items that I’ve been wanting and was lucky enough to find on sale.

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How fabulous is this romper? I had been eyeing it for a while but I didn’t want to spend full price on it. It wasn’t something I HAD TO HAVE. I love the details of this romper. I love the fact that the gingham is navy and not black, the tie knot and the keyhole in the center. This AEO Knot keyhole Romper is very versatile, you can dress it up with a pair of ankle strap heels, booties or a pair of mules. The AEO romper is currently on sale for $17.98 and is available in sizes L and XL.

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These are Vintage Hi-Rise Jeans in the style Doodle Me Up. I had to order these in a 0 regular from American Eagle, this was the smallest size they had. Usually, I buy my jeans in short and sometimes for a 00 for Hi-Rise. So what I am getting at, is these don’t look or fit me like the model on the page. One Doodle Me Up are cropped on her and way too long on me and the jeans are a little baggy and on the model its a straight, tight fit. But I actually like how they fit me, how they look and feel. They have a more relaxed cool girl vibe, especially with the embroidery, and patch. These jeans are on sale for $30 and are available in several sizes.

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This top is only in XXL but there are 3 other tops to choose from. I love the gingham trend so when I saw this for less than $10 bucks, I had to get. I will have a Gingham lookbook soon! If you are interested in one of these tops, click here.

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I’ve been wanting a Choker T-Shirt since last year and I finally purchased one. The fit is great and this tee is so stylish. You can wear it with anything and feel sexy and cool. This shirt is sold out but they do have it in other prints for $10. If interested, click here.

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How awesome are these AEO Vintage Hi-Rise Festival Shorts, Light Bright Indigo?! These shorts are so comfy and perfect for summer. They are a classic high waisted shorts with a bit of a twist. These are on sale for $30 dollars.

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When mules first hit the fashion streets, I wasn’t a huge fan of them but they have grown on me and now I’m obsessed! So if you use any form of social media, you have seen the Gucci mules. All the fashion bloggers have them. Well, I can’t afford Gucci but I bought a similar pair of them. I purchased these mules during the Macy’s Black Friday in July sale. These STEVEN by Steve Madden Razzi Mules are on sale for $49.43, originally $99 dollars! What a steal!

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When I found these during the Macy’s sale online, I had to get these! I mean for starters they are Rose Gold and Metallic which is a huge trend right now. The BCBGeneration Sabrina Mules in Rose Gold Metallic are currently on sale for $44.43. Both mules are very comfy and versatile. I’ve worn them with jeans, shorts, ankle pants, and a skirt. You can wear them for a casual cool girl look or for a stylish professional look.

 

Did you do any shopping in July? What did you buy? Let me know in the comment section. If you are interested in any of the items, click the hyperlink or the first photo.

 

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Summer Trend: Lace Top

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Lace is such a huge trend for this Summer. When it comes to lace, you can either be daring by wearing lace items see through or you can be a bit more conservative. The most popular way I’ve been seeing is wearing a lace top or dress with a t-shirt underneath. When I saw this top, I fell in love with it and had to buy it. My favorite part about this lace tank top is, it came with the white cami tee but it’s not attached to each other, it’s two separate pieces.

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You can wear this lace combo in so many ways. With ripped crop jeans, black jeans, high waisted shorts, a maxi skirt.

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This top is currently on clearance for $13.99. It comes in either Black/White and White/Gray in sizes XXS-XXL. If you’re interested in purchasing this cute top, click here.

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What are your thoughts on the lace trend? What lace piece(s) do you have in your closet and how do you wear your item(s)?

 

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From Kids Sizing to Adult Styling

If you don’t know, I am 4’10 on a good and weigh about 90 pounds, depending on what I eat and if I have been exercising. Because I am so petite I tend to buy a lot of my clothing from the kid’s section. I usually shop in Dillards or JC Pennys. If you haven’t been shopping in the children’s section, oh my has it changed since I was a kid. Children’s clothing is very fashionable now.

I purchased these dress within the past couple of years. When it comes to making kid’s size clothing more “adult” and stylish it all comes down to accessories. Whether it’s a belt, highly suggestion because children’s clothing tends to be straight and shapeless. Jewelry – a statement necklace or earrings, a nice watch, and Sunglasses. A hat if you choose to wear one, your purse and the shoes you choose to wear makes all the difference as well.

The first outfit, this is where the belt came in. The belt helps shape the dress and me. I went for a leopard belt to add some fun and separation of the dress. I also decided to carry my medium size snake print cross body bag to add character. I went for nude heels to complete the look, they make me look taller and are neutral with the bright orange dress and printed accessories.

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The Second outfit, again I added a belt to give me body. I this belt came with the dress. Since the belt is brown, I paired brown/tan accessories with the dress. That where the hat, sunglasses, and sandals come in. I decided on these wedge sandals instead of heels because of the chevron print. I feel like this is an outfit you would wear if you plan on being outside for a long period of time.

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The third outfit, I use to wear to work all the time. Even though the dress is color, you can still make it work/corporate appropriated.  I threw on with my blazer and pumps to give the dress a more professional look.

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The fourth outfit, I decided to keep it young and playful by adding sandals. I think this blue crossbody bag goes well with this peachy pink dress.

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Do you still shop in the children’s department as an adult? How would you wear these dresses?

 

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Pants Life: What I Wear to Work

I work part time at an Art Museum and its freezing in there. So unfortunately for me, I have to dress warm even though it feels like 95 degrees outside. I typically wear pants 1) to keep warm and 2) I wait to the last minute to get ready and I need a quick and easy outfit.

So all of the pants are from Old Navy Petite besides the Olive pair. I ordered them back in November during all the holiday sales. These pants are not only chic but comfortable. These pants are versatile, you can dress them up or go for a casual look, you can wear flats or heels with them as well.

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The first outfit are these Relaxed Mid-Rise Harper Trousers in Black Leopard and a maroon sweater and lace-up flats. The leopard print and maroon pair well together. This outfit is for those casual days in the office or for those days when you are on your feet.

These flats are on clearance for $12 from American Eagle. These are all sold out in petite but, are still available in maternity. Click here if interested.

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The second outfit is more professional. I wore this to a luncheon meeting. The outfit still has the black and white professional element, but the polka dots in the pants and the red lace up heels adds vibrancy and fun to it.

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The third outfit is bold and by far my favorite. I put two of the biggest trends for Spring/Summer together and made it work appropriate (depending on your dress code). The material on the yellow pants was not what I expected. They are a bit thick and heavy, but once you have them on, you won’t notice.

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If the yellow on yellow is too much for you, but you still want to play with color, I paired this Who What Wear Target top with dark olive green high waisted pants. The yellow in the top pops more with the dark pants. If you’re not up for wearing heels at work, I’ve worn sandal with this outfit during an outside event. Flats will work as well.

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April Bless Box Unboxing

I don’t want to be a negative Nancy, but April’s box was a huge disappointment for me. I was truly excited about one product. It’s not that the products aren’t great, it’s just that some of the products, I know I’m not going to use and other products I’ve gotten before. The boxes are starting to get a little repetitive. Also, shipping for this box was awful. I hate waiting on shipping! And paying for shipping, to be honest. I know there is a process, but I feel like it shouldn’t take that long for packages to ship. Anyways, I got my shipping confirmation on the 22nd and I didn’t receive my box until the 29th. I mean, what’s the point of it being April’s box, if we are getting it in May? To top it off, my Colourpop eyeshadow was shattered 😩😭😭 I think I was expected to be blown away and I just wasn’t. I know they are still new and trying to work out the kinks, but they should let customers know when there is a problem or a delay. With the delayed box, I was expected to be blown away and I just wasn’t.

April’s theme is Let Your Beauty Blossom. What’s in the box:

  • Colourpop Ulta Matte: Love bug- If you didn’t know Colourpop Ulta Matte is basically a liquid lipstick. It is described as a rich mahogany color. It’s like a brown reddish blush.

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  • Colourpop Jinxie Super Shock Shadow- Is a soft satin gold, it is sheer. You can wear this alone or use it as a metallic finish.

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  • Maybelline EyeStudio Brow Precise Micro Pencil (soft brown)- This brow pencil has a 1.5mm micro tip to help get you that precision in every stroke. It has a 3.7 out of 5 stars rating on Ulta.com, based on 98 reviews. I wish I would have received this in Deep Brown instead.

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  • Maybelline Lasting Drama Waterproof Pencil (Sleek onyx)- This is a waterproof gel eyeliner, it suppose to have intense color, have ultra smooth glide and have up to 16 hours of wear.

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  • dpHUE Argan Oil- Is a lightweight, hair therapy that’s blended with argan oil, vitamins A and E, and liquid shea butter. It can be used on damp or dry hair. On damp hair, it absorbs fast, speeds up the drying time and protects your hair from heat. And on dry hair, it reclaiming shine and moisture without weighing it your hair down. It tames the frizz as well.

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  • Soap & Glory Hand Food- A non-greasy hydrating hand cream with shea butter, macadamia oil, and marshmallow. Hand Food is scented with their Original Pink Rose & Bergamot fragrance.

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  • GO SMILE Teeth Whitening Gel- GO SMILE is a convenient teeth whitening that you use while brushing your teeth with no extra steps. This means no messy whitening strips, uncomfortable trays, or crazy device sticking out of your mouth. How to use it: On a dry toothbrush, put equal amounts of fluroide toothpaste and the teeth whitening gel, brush your teeth for 2 minutes. Use it twice a day. It claims you will have whiter teeth within 2 days, and dramatic results in 1 month.

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  • Kopari Coconut Rose Toner- Refresh your face with this Coconut Rose Toner as it restores your skin’s natural balance, tightens up your pores, and controls redness. This Kopari toner is alcohol-free, cruelty-free, phthalate-free, non-GMO & vegan.

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  • Defferin Gel (Adapalene Gel 0.1% Acne Treatment) – Is oil-free, fragrance-free, and dermetologist developed and tested. Differin Gel contains retinoid adapalene, making it the first new over-the-counter active ingredient for acne in more than 30 years. It prevents breakouts, blackheads, whiteheads, blemishes and clogged pores. Helps restore your skin tone and texture by clearing acne. Recommend to use once daily.

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  • Body Shop Body Butter: Passion Fruit Body Butter- Body moisturiser with passionfruit oil for dry skin. This intensive creamy body moisturizer absorbs into the skin, helping to condition, soften and smooth the skin and prevent dryness. For normal to dry skin. 

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  • Primal Kitchen Dark Chocolate Almond Bar- This protein bar is non-GMO, gluten free,  dairy free, soy and canola free and paleo approved. Primal Kitchen Dark Chocolate Almond bars are made with grass-fed collagen, Turkish almonds, and pumpkin seeds. The founder of Primal Kitchen, philosophy is: every bite of food you eat should be both delicious and healthful.

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  • Portland Bee Balm (Oregon Mint)- Portland Bee Balm helps support urban bees and their beekeepers. Learn more sbout the comany here. They use all natural ingredients: local Pacific NW beeswax, organic cold pressed extra virgin coconut oil, organic California extra virgin olive oil, Oregon peppermint essential oil.

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  • Aveda Coupon- A compliemtary 20 minute facial, a $35 value.

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  • Bless Box Exclusives- This includes these cute Bless Box stickers, Hello Spring postcards, and coupon codes.

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April’s box estimated value is over $165. Update: I did email Bless Box and they sent me a new eyeshadow.

This is my last box for a while, a girl needs to save some money. If you’re interested in Bless Box, use the code BLESSED to get 5% off your first box. I am most excited to try the Kopari Coconut Rose Toner. Which product would you love to try? Let me know, by leaving a comment below.

 

 

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Colours of World! ​

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“Colours of the world (Spice up your life) Every boy and girl (Spice up your life) People of the world (Spice up your life) Aaahh!!!” Spice Up Your Life is my favorite Spice Girl song! Spice Girls is one of my favorite girl groups EVER! When thinking of the Spice Girls, it reminds me of S Club 7. (Ain’t no party like a, S Club party!) Does anyone remember them?

When I heard Victoria Beckham was coming out with a line at Target, I was excited. She has such great style and designs. The Victoria Beckham for Target collection has some great pieces. I originally wanted this pattern in the skirt set but it was sold out. I wish I would have brought more items from this collection when I purchased this romper, the items that I really want are sold out.

I really love this Retro Floral Romper. I like the vibrant bold pattern and colors. I’m glad it has a tie waist and belt to match. However, because of my height and size, the romper is a little big and make me look straight. So I pull the bottom up to make the top more flow, to give my body some shape.

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You can dress this romper up with a blazer and heels or dress it down with sandals or sneakers.  You can also play with color in your accessories with this romper like I did. But make sure its minimum accessories otherwise, your outfit would be too busy. Fashion blogger Color Me Courtney paired her romper with orange heels. Check out her Instagram account here.

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The VB for Target Retro Floral Romper is on sale for $21. Click the photo above for the link.

Which is your favorite Spice Girl song? Do you remember the Spice Girl movie? Did you purchase anything from the VB for Target collection? Leave me a comment below.

 

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March Bless Box Unboxing

Hey y’all! So this post is a little late since April’s box is being shipped but, better late than never.

When you think of Spring the words: vibrant, colorful, alive, radiant, warmth, and glowy comes to mind. The theme for March’s box is: Glow with Spring. I received 9 products to help me glow from inside out, plus a bonus.

Now to the good stuff, what’s in the box:

  • Primal Kitchen Coconut Cashew Bar- This protein bar made with Grass-fed Collagen, Cashews, Coconut Flakes, and Roasted Pumpkin Seeds. It’s non-GMO, gluten free, dairy free, soy and canola free, and Paleo approved. The protein bar has 15 grams of protein, 3 grams of sugar from the honey, and 7,800 milligrams of  Collagen.

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  • ColourPop Ultra Glossy Lip: Sookie- Is a dark plum, berry tones. You can apply layers to get the amount of coverage you want. The lip gloss is creamy, rich and swatches beautifully.

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  • ColourPop Ultra Matte Lip: Teeny Tiny- ColourPop describes it as a deep grayed out plum. So it’s like a gray, purple, taupe color.

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  • Maybelline Master Strobing Liquid: Medium/Nude Glow- Strobing is a highlighting technique to give your skin that radiant glow. You can use it in the high points of the face with or without foundation. One of the styling tips is to blend a little bit of the strobing liquid with a primer or matte foundation for an all over shimmer. This is recommended for girls with dry skin.

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  • Bless (Box) Makeup Bag- This makeup bag is not only cute, but it’s a great size. It’s great to pack all of my makeup essentials for a relaxing weekend trip.

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  • Half United Friendship Bracelet- For every Half United purchase you are giving 7 meals to a child in need. This is possible because they build the cost into every product. Every 3 months Half United equally divides the profits from the purchases to their 4 charity partners in the USA, Cambodia, Fiji and Haiti. Please visit their website to learn more, click here.

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  • Kamal Beverly Hills Pearl Choker- This cute choker is worth $100! Kamal Beverly Hills takes a portion of profits is donated to charity partners that support the education, healthcare, and the well-being of underprivileged women and children around the world. Please visit their website to learn more, click here.

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  • SK-II Facial Treatment Essence- The Facial Treatment Essence is SK-II’s signature product. It has over 90% Pitera. Pitera™ is a clear liquid rich in vitamins, amino acids, minerals and organic acids. It’s the miracle ingredient discovered over 35 years ago that remains essentially unchanged till today. The benefits of SK-II are:
    • Replenishes skin’s moisture to help prevent skin dryness
    • Helps smoothen skin surface texture for soft and smooth skin
    • Helps moderate skin’s renewal cycle

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  • Kopari Coconut Body Glow- Is a lightweight and fast absorbing coconut oil-infused skin illuminator. You can use from head to toe as a body moisturizer which hydrates and nourishes the skin, helps with dullness and uneven texture and skin tone. Or you can use the Coconut Body Glow as a mega highlighter. This product is Vegan.
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  • Bonus- Coupon codes

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March Bless Box is estimated $200+

I have used every makeup/skin product in this box beside the SK-II Facial Treatment Essence. I’ve been blessed to have great skin, which means I’m the worst when it comes to using skincare. I only use skincare products when I need it. I am working on getting better at this. Anyways, I’ve been using everything else nonstop! The Kopari Coconut Body Glow, I use on my face under my foundation for that EXTRA DEWY GLOW. I love how my makeup looks when I use this. The Maybelline Master Strobing Liquid is so great for that subtle glow for a natural makeup look. The only negative for me is that when applying it with my fingers (which is suggested) my foundation is rubbing off. So I’m going to try using a brush next time.

Have you tried the SK-II Facial Treatment Essence? If you have, let me know how you use it? Do you use alone or with other products?

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Pop of Color

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Hey y’all! How was your Easter weekend?!

When I first saw this AEO Ahh-mazingly Soft Boyfriend Shirt, I fell in love with it. However, I didn’t buy it because I didn’t want to spend $45 on a shirt, that I was just going to wrap around my waist. Not sure why I never wear my plaid shirts as a shirt (unless I get cold) but I should try wearing them more often. Anyways, when I saw the shirt on clearance, it was mine! When they named it Ahh-mazingly Soft, they were not joking, it’s so soft. I love the colors, it makes it perfect to take your outfit from blah to fun and colorful. This boyfriend shirt is great is for spring.

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These cute Flatforms are from payless. They are a little bit too big for me but they are in my correct size and the smallest size, a 5. They do hurt the back of my heel but other than that, the shoes are comfortable. These also come in a Silver Metallic. I really wanted these but my size is sold out.

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What piece do you add to your outfit as a Pop of Color?

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P.S. click the photo below, for the link to the Yellow AEO Ahh-mazingly Soft Boyfriend Shirt, I’m wearing. It’s on clearance for $15.99 and the only size left is XXS.

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Below are the links to other patterns.

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Keep it Casual

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Hey guys!! Omg, I can’t believe it’s already April! Where has the time gone? April is an exciting month because my birthday is soon. Who else’s birthday is in April?! Happy birthday!

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This outfit is very casual. I would wear this running errands, somewhere that I would do a lot of walking such as Downtown Disney, going to the movies or dinner. I tend to wear jeans all the time. Even when it’s 90 degrees outside, I will still have on jeans. A way to make your casual outfit “pop” is to wear a bright or colorful tee. Adding a cool jacket will also bring style to your outfit. This could be a leather jacket, bomber jacket, or a denim jacket.

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Have a great weekend!
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