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Hello every! Another month, another recap of what I bought. We took the kids on a California trip for their fall break (they get a week off this year from school) which we planned way back in February. I’ve been saving all of my cash back from Amex, BOA Travel Rewards, and this new Chase Rewards card to fund about 80% of the trip. We stayed with my hubby’s cousin and family for several days and hit Disneyland, California Adventure Park, Catalina Island, and the San Diego Zoo. Such a fun and active vacation and the kids had a ball of course!
ten|floral fall dress
Watermelon Tank | Ruffle Striped Skirt | Gucci Marmont-small (preloved size medium)
Hi lovelies! I was inspired to do a fun post today about styling from day to night! You know I love to maximize my wardrobe! Since maintaining a budget is key to cultivating a classic timeless closet, I love the versatility of clothes for both day activities like running errands and casual work meetings or at night for a date night with my hubby or girls night out! Simple and classic styles with a kick of color make things exciting! I truly believe in investing in shoes, handbags, jewelry, and accessories to really elevate an outfit and keep my clothing items more basic.
My day casual errand running outfit:
Fun Pom Pom mules | Ring | Necklace | Earrings
And changing my top and heels for dinner out! So easy! And perfect for summer!
Black Linen Top| Nude Heels | Ring | Necklace | Earrings
Investing in 14K gold jewelry is something that I’d rather spend my money as they are timeless pieces. And what girl doesn’t love diamonds? Major heart eyes! These pieces are so gorgeous yet simple enough to wear both during the day and in the evening. I know I can pass on these pretties to my daughter as well!
Take a look at AUrate’s complete earring collection. You’re sure to find something to complement any look!
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Hope you all had a great 4th of July!
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Hi guys! Looks like I have a love affair with ruffly skirts, pinks, and orange this month! Seeing it all laid out on a board like this is apparent of what I am thinking. Ha, ha! We went to the Dominican Republic for a early summer break getaway and it was fabulous!!
Strapless Bathing Suit | Denim Shorts | Straw Hat | Coverup Dresses -hands down fave even when wearing out for errands (different colors) | Gold Sandals
Vera Bradley Tote (similar)
I bought this Vera Bradley Tote from the Factory outlet store. Similar pattern but not exactly but I love VB as the fabric is so sturdy, washable and super light with plenty of pockets to store things. Perfect for traveling especially with kids!
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It’s a new year!! My budget will stay the same at $2400 for 2017 and that includes clothes, makeup, undergarments, and shoes. I have come to realize that I love handbags in a MAJOR way so I have a created a 2 luxury handbags, 2 accessory items (wallets/mini bags) max limit per year to account for my purchases. I work hard, tend to my family, and meet other financial obligations so splurging on a few handbags is my happy place :) Visit this post on How to Afford a Louis Vuitton Bag and since this post was so popular, I’ll have an updated one in the near future.
One: Striped Navy and White L/S
Two: Navy Slim Fitted Blazer
Three: Gray Slip ons (these are great too!!)
Four: Navy Utility Blouse
Five:Oatmeal Tunic Sweater
Six: Black and White Striped T
Seven: White T
Eight:Black Suede Pointed Flats (similar)
Hello everyone! October has been a fun month especially since it was my birthday month :) I went to New Orleans for a conference and ate beignets and cafe au lait at Cafe du Monde and tons of cajun food. If you are in NOLA, Emeril’s restaurants (Emeril’s and Meril) were both amazing! Cooked perfectly! Also I hit up Bourbon street as an “adult” and not college student and totally different experience :) I bought lots of basics this month and it feels so good to mix and match easily!
White T, Nude Heels, Navy Blazer, Striped T, Tory Burch Robinson Bag (similar)
For tips on how I shop J.Crew, see this post!