Sweater Weather: The Best Sweater Finds for Winter 2017 for Every Budget

Sweater weather is here, and as much as I’m going to miss the sunny summer days, I’ve decided to embrace the change of seasons with open arms. Summer will always be my favorite season, but the fashion isn’t nearly as fun as fall and winter fashion. Layering, chunky knits, fuzzy scarfs, and cozy beanies are all up my alley. I’ve been scouring my favorite online shops for the best sweaters of the season. Unfortunately I can’t stretch my budget for a massive sweater shopping spree, but I thought I’d share my favorite styles with all of you. (And I may have…

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5 Ways to Shop More Sustainably

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of GMO Answers for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. ]Finding the balance between being fashion obsessed and a bit of a hippie can be, well, a struggle. I love trying out the new trends and adding my own spin on them, but I also have a “save the world” mentality that fast fashion doesn’t always fit very well into. I want to make sustainable purchases to lessen the burden on the environment, but also express myself through my clothing and try new looks. And I think I’ve come up…

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Brands I’m Loving: Sequin Jewelry

As I’ve grown older, I’ve been focusing on investing in timeless fashion pieces that I won’t have to replace after a year. One area I’d been seriously lacking in is jewelry. I’m the queen of buying $3 dollar rings and $10 dollar necklaces. The problem? They’re beautiful but after a few wears they turn copper and give my skin a green tinge. I’ve recently bought myself a nice quality rings and have been gifted some delicate necklaces. What I’m lacking was statement jewelry. I recently had the opportunity to collaborate with Sequin Jewelry and try out a few of their pieces…

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Dressing Up a Band Tee & GMO Answers

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of GMO Answers for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. Growing up, I was never overly adventurous with my fashion. I was known for sending group texts that went something along the line of, “SOS, what are you wearing?!?!” in order to be sure I wouldn’t be too overdressed or underdressed.   And on the day to day, my outfit was generally the same. Sure, I might opt for a tee-shirt and scarf rather than a sweater one day, but that was about the extent of my adventuring.   One…

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Late Summer Fashion with Kelley Cawley

.Recently I spent an afternoon with the ladies at the Kelley Cawley Boutique in Burr Ridge’s Village Center and let me just say: major heart eyes. The boutique is beautifully curated and laid out and everywhere you look there are pretty details waiting to be discovered. Growing up in the Quad Cities, shopping options were bleak. In the past few years lovely shops have popped up, but before, the good shopping was out of town. The two biggest destinations were Chicago and Coralville, but both are crowded and a bit overwhelming. Not too far outside of Chicago, though, is the Burr…

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