You had me at Brunch…

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Happy Saturday, all! Today I’m featuring a casual tank from Shop Sunday Brunch! This is a new boutique, and I have enjoyed getting to know Angie – the gal behind it all – through Instagram. This racer back tank finishes off a perfect weekend look. I love, no, I mean loooooove going to brunch and I love all brunch foods and drinks, so this tank speaks to me! Styling my “You had me at Brunch” Tank It looks adorable with distressed skinnies, and it will flow right into summer with denim or colored shorts, too. The material is rayon and spandex, so it is soft and comfortable. Outfit Details: Distressed Silver Jeans  |  Brunch Tank (I’m in a Medium)  |  Bucket Bag  | … Read More

Budget Series: Spring Break under $30

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Being in a full-time career and still looking forward to having a spring break is not something to take for granted! It makes me SO happy! As a teacher, I enjoy the chance it gives me to regain my sanity recharge. I also can spend time either visiting friends or family, traveling with E, or just enjoy being home. This year my mom is coming for 5 days and I can hardly wait for shopping, pool days, brunch, long walks, fancy dinners, pinterest projects, and girl time! In case you get a spring break like me, or perhaps you are planning a spring trip in the coming weeks, I decided it was time to look for some budget-friendly pieces to make it even better. See some spring … Read More

Pastel Pink Blouse

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During our transitional months from “winter” into spring in Arizona, our evenings are still pretty cool. So, when I look for something to wear on any given date night, I gravitate toward light long sleeves, and sometimes will tote a jacket along just in case. This pastel pink top is from She In, and works perfectly for a spring night out! Styling a Blouse for a Night Out I decided to wear it tucked into some slightly distressed skinnies, and then paired it with some ankle-strap pointy heels. I wore a cami underneath the blouse, as it is shear. The bottom edges of the blouse are straight and flowy, and should you decide to wear it untucked, it flows loosely. The … Read More

Spring Dresses under $30

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Happy Wednesday! Today, I’m highlighting spring [and summer] dresses under $30 with Forever 21. I have put together two shopping boards below. One board showcases must-have maxis you’ll wear all summer, and one displays short dresses that will take you to family & friend reunions, shopping dates, coffee and brunch on the weekends, and everything in between! (Note that Forever 21 offers free shipping on orders over $50.) Budget Friendly Maxi Dresses I adore the wispy pastel colors and the floral patterns that are everywhere for spring right now! I appreciate how many of these maxi dresses also measure longer, so depending on how tall you are – flat strappy sandals or cute wedges will take these dresses anywhere. They are also a perfect transition … Read More

The Weekend Dress you NEED

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Hi all! Happy Sunday! In Arizona, spring has arrived in full force – meaning we are already hitting 90 degrees. This heat is REAL. My husband and I enjoyed a festival in Scottsdale late Saturday afternoon and I just had to share my outfit! I think it ended up being so comfy yet stylish. Whenever E and I plan to attend a local event, I’m one of those girls who has to google for photos to see what everyone usually wears. I like to see a full mix of styles before I pick an outfit. (Self conscious, YES! That’s me!)  Well, for one of the first times EVER, I had this outfit picked out way ahead of time! It is that good! GIRLS! Look … Read More

One Dress 4 Ways

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You may have noticed (especially if you follow along on Instagram) that I have had so much fun layering with dresses! I guess in Arizona, our temperatures allow us to do that pretty easily during our “cool” months. I wanted to share a recent gem I found – a navy swing dress! Old Navy sold the most beautiful burgundy dress in the fall season (see that post here), and unfortunately I was too late to order it in more than one color. Since the day it sold out, I have been on the hunt for a dress just like it. And friends, my search is up! This dress is from SheIn Clothing, and is long enough for work, and the material is thick and flattering. It comes … Read More

Denim Jacket + Striped Dress

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Today I am sharing again from a small business – The Market Boutique! I am featuring their short-sleeved Harper Striped Dress in Taupe and Red. With the cooler winter/spring temperatures that are often still surrounding us, I decided to layer the dress with a light-wash denim jacket. I wore my favorite OTK boots, too, and it brought out the taupe color in the dress. This dress is quite a bit shorter in the front, so my OTK boots worked fabulous! It has a high-low hem, with a blousing detail on the back of the dress between the shoulders (seen in the website photos here). Styling a Striped Dress Outfit Details: |  Dress  |  Similar Denim Jacket here and here  |  OTK Boots  | … Read More

Dogs n Donuts

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Calling all dog lovers! People who think of their dogs as actual family members know that dogs are happy, expressive, and loving creatures all packaged into one little best friend. My Shorkie pups are just that – our fur babies – our best friends – they are such a big part of our lives! Amy was the first puppy we added to our home in October of 2010. That tiny baby who fit perfectly in my hand became an instant companion. We loved her so much that within months Eric and I were already wanting another one so Amy would have a “buddy.” Two years later, Max joined our family. Who knew dogs could have such big personalities! Amy is the princess, loves laying in the sun, licking anyone’s face, and tends … Read More

Floral Shorts

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I do live in Arizona, so we have not said goodbye to summer heat just yet. Even yesterday, our high was 102 degrees! I can hardly wait to wear fall clothes! In case any of you are still getting some of those warmer temps like me, or perhaps have a warm vacation you’re looking forward to – let’s talk floral shorts! Anything floral just catches my eye immediately! Whether it be in stores, or online – I can’t get enough! So, when I saw these floral shorts AND that they had such a good price tag, I couldn’t resist getting them! My go-to is typically black and white! So – I chose two of my favorite tops to wear with these … Read More