When you work from home, everyday is casual Friday. It’s great working in jean and a tee-shirt (or lets be honest, half the time I’m in sweats) all day, but when last minute plans come up after work sometimes I wish I had a reason to get dolled up in the mornings so I’d be prepared for moments like those. Luckily, my friends and I are the opposite of Fancy AF and usually I’m able to make my jeans and tee combo work, and it’s not rocket science but I thought I’d share my go-to’s that I use to dress up my basics. Step #1: Shoes. Always shoes. Until recently, I’d never considered myself a “shoe” person. Honestly, though, I was in denial because I have a lot of shoes. With that said, I’ve never had a nice pair of tennis shoes. Sure, I have Keds and Converse but those are casual and really hard to dress up. My friends at ECCO sent me a pair of their Soft 7 Quilted Tie Sneakers and it was love at first wear. They are causal and comfy, but they are definitely more dressy than wearing my gym shoes out. Having a polished pair of tennis shoes… View Post

This post contains affiliate links. Since I started working from home it’s safe to say that my wardrobe has gotten a little…boring. When I’m not seeing anyone all day it’s easy to put on yoga pants and a sweatshirt and call it an outfit, but it’s not nearly as fun. There is something about actually getting dressed and ready for the day that makes me feel so much more productive, and it’s something I’ve been trying to do more. More than that, I’ve been trying to really focus on defining my sense of style as I’ve gotten older. I know what I like on other people, but coming up with what I like to wear myself is a little more difficult. One thing I know for sure, though, is that plain basics are not for me. I’d much rather wear something with a unique cut or a fun ruffle than your run of the mill scoop neck tee or sweater. With that said, though, sometimes it’s easier to find affordable basics than it is to find affordable and unique pieces. The solution to that? The Who What Wear line at Target. If you’re not familiar with Who What Wear, they are a fashion website… View Post

This post contains affiliate links. I’m a bit of an online shopping addict. My morning ritual includes checking my inbox which is always overflowing with promotional emails from my favorite stores and then exercising a great deal of self control because online shopping is rarely in the budget. When I do have a bit of extra $$$ laying around and am in a treat yo’self kind of mood I’m still careful to be savvy so I can stretch my money a little further. I like to think of myself as a bit of an online shopping pro at this point, so I thought I could share a few tips and my favorite sites with you. Tips for saving money shopping online Bear with me, some of these might be a bit basic but I want to start from the ground up – I know a lot of my readers are a bit younger and may have just finally gotten their hands on their first credit/debit card thus earning you the freedom to shop online without ma and pa knowing how much you’re spending online. Shop discount sites I do 75% of my online shopping on discount sites like HauteLook and… View Post

Halloween is around the corner, and if you’re anything like me, you’re awesome at procrastinating. Case in point: I got the idea for this post in July, probably, and didn’t do any real work until almost October. But, with that said: these costumes are super quick to pull together and made up entirely of pieces that I either already owned or was able to pick up at Goodwill, so it’s super thrifty, too. I pulled together Halloween costumes inspired by the twenties, late forties, sixties, and seventies and though I could give you a quick walk-through on my process. 20’s Inspired Look This is the costume that took the most time, as I hand painted the design onto the dress. To make the costume though, was incredibly easy and all it took was two large black t-shirts and glitter paint. To make the shape of the dress I first tried on the oversized t-shirt inside out and pinned down the sides to get a straight fit. The dresses in that era didn’t have any fancy shapes going on, so just make sure the fit is slightly loose and the shape is a little boxy. From there I cut off the sleeves and made… View Post

Happy Friday, y’all! A week ago today I was gearing up to head to Chicago for College Fashion Week, and let me tell you: it was incredible. I road tripped up with my friend Tracey and our mommas because we live a few hours away from the action of Chicago and we explored the city a bit before getting ready for the show. It had been over five years since the four of us girls ventured up to Chicago together, so it felt way over due. <- Flashback to our teeny little teenaged selves in 2011. Tracey is new to the blogging world (go say heyyyyyy!) so we thought it would be a good idea to have her dive in feet first and start her blogging career off right with a blogger’s meetup and fashion show. A bunch of bloggers met up before the event at Unami Burger and we talked shop, SEO, sponsorships, and everything else that our non-blog friends get sick of hearing about. Dinner was only a few minutes away from the main event, so we formed a train and walked over together.   The event itself was unreal. The sponsors were killer and everyone looked absolutely gorgeous all dolled up… View Post