Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Chunky Knit

Blouse - H&M
DIY Cutoff Shorts
Chunky Knit - Thrifted
Heels - Target

I'm all about a good knit sweater. I mean, I probably have 10 tan sweaters but they're all so different! What I love about this one is that it's a chunkier knit, has short sleeves, and a tapered bottom. This sweater can transition easily throughout all the seasons. 
Sweaters are one of the easiest items to find at a thrift store. They range in all colors and sizes and don't have to fit perfectly. Plus, you find brands that you wouldn't normally shop for or find at your usual shopping locations. For example, this sweater is from Coldwater Creek-I'm pretty sure I get those catalogs delivered to my house and they go directly into the trash. But I totally love this sweater...maybe because I only paid $4.99 for it. Thrift stores for the win! 
Sunday was "national thrifting day" - did anyone celebrate with a trip to the thrift store?
I was disappointed because no shops in my area had extra discounts or specials. Boo!

Enjoy your day and thank you for reading!

Friday, August 15, 2014

Girly Ruffles

Free People Dress + Heels - c/o Marshalls
Necklaces - Walmart + DIY

On my trip to Boston, I met so many fabulous bloggers and seriously drooled over so many cute outfits. There was one dress in particular I fell in love with. Vittoria had it on in white and I knew exactly what designer it was the moment she stepped in the room- Free People. Now I know Free People isn't crazy expensive compared to other designers, but it's still expensive! I told her how much I loved her dress and she quickly said, "Marshalls!" Done and done! I knew it would be affordable and something I could hunt for once I got home. I found it at the first Marshalls I went to, but instead of white, I found it in coral. I debated between the colors, but then decided I loved the coral against my skin tone and the pretty lace detailing in the back didn't hurt either. While the gauzy fabric, flirty ruffles, and embroidered front are all amazing, the best part about this dress was the price tag - $29!

Every time I've mentioned all the great brands I find at Marshalls, people are always shocked! They're even more shocked when they find out how they are a fraction of the price as retailers that are currently selling those pieces. No joke! I could blab on forever, but I rarely buy things full priced and what I love about Marshalls and TJMaxx is that I always can say yes to the price tag. 

Another favorite of mine are these dainty handmade rings by Reed + Oak. They're perfect worn alone, stacked, or paired with your favorite accessories. Best part- they're affordable and come in so many gorgeous colors. 

Disclosure: I have received free products or value from Marshalls or The TJX Companies, Inc. 
in connection with my affiliation with Marshalls Project FAB. All opinions are my own!

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Everyday Glam

Blouse + Necklace - c/o Marshalls
Jeans + Heels - Savers
Burberry Tote + Rayban Sunglasses - Nordstrom

This is an everyday look, with just a touch of glam.
If I could wear this outfit all week- I would! This oversized, brushed silk blouse has become such a popular item in my closet. I picked it up in Boston, while shopping at the downtown Marshalls and I've worn in countless times since. It has such a flattering cut and the draped back makes it perfect for pairing with boyfriend jeans. I love the look of boyfriend jeans...from the front. Don't get me wrong, the comfort of these slouchy jeans is comparable to a pair of sweats, but boyfriend jeans tend to sag in the backside area. Maybe it's just me! I usually like to pair them with a longer blouse (to cover my bum) and occasionally a pair of heels to have a dressier look.  Plus, I'm on the shorter side, so it's nice to have my legs appear a bit longer. Can I get an amen to that? 
 I think I'll be pairing this blouse tucked into a skirt next, so don't be surprised if you see it again soon!

Thank you so much for reading!

Disclosure: I have received free products or value from Marshalls or The TJX Companies, Inc. 
in connection with my affiliation with Marshalls Project FAB.

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

#ProjectFab in Boston

DIY cutoff shorts + sandals c/o Marshalls

ice-cream with Rachel from La Mariposa & Kiley from a Sequin Dress at Breakfast

River Island romper + Schutz heels c/o Marshalls

photo credit for last two images from Stephanie, over at The Style Bungalow

And you know I had to stop in a the Marshalls downtown!

This past week I had a quick trip out to Boston as part of the new year with Project Fab. And what a fabulous trip it was! Not only is Boston an amazing city, but Marshalls planned an incredible couple of days for us. I felt so blessed to be able to be apart of the new year with Project Fab and so thankful Nick was able to watch Uriah for the time I was gone.

The trip consisted of lots of yummy food (duh!), exploring the city, shopping, and checking out the Fall trends and what to expect in Marshalls this year. You guys, after seeing some of the items they will be carrying in stores, you better believe I can't wait for Fall to get here. Here are a few snapshots from my trip. And that grey leather jacket? I'm still thinking about it! I didn't want to take it off- it was the softest leather ever, one of my favorite brands, and fit like a glove.
 I will definitely be hunting for that this upcoming season!

Thank you to Marshalls for an incredible trip and to all of YOU who read my blog.
 Without your support, I wouldn't be able to chase my dreams and share my outfits with fellow budget fashionistas. I can't wait to share what's to come this year!

Thank you for reading and your continued support!

Friday, July 25, 2014

Summer Maxi

Levis Jacket - c/o Marshalls
BCBGeneration Dress - Plato's Closet ($18)
Report Sandals - c/o Marshalls

Lately, I've been drawn to bright prints and pretty fabrics- this lovely maxi dress is the perfect combination of both. I purchased it while I was pregnant, knowing I would love to wear it during the summer months. I love the detailed straps and flowing chiffon that's draped in the front and back. We were visiting Pacifica, where the weather tends to be cooler, so I layered on a darker denim jacket for a little extra warmth. 
Since we were visiting across the bay, we always make sure to stop by our favorite coffee shop. If you're a Bay Area native and a coffee lover, you may know where I'm talking about. Philz coffee not only has an amazing atmosphere, but they also serve the most delicious drink ever- the iced mint mojito. I can't even describe it, but it's so good I got one each day we were there. I wish I could replicate it at home, but sadly I don't think I can. Instead I'm sitting here drooling over the thought of having another one.

Disclosure: I have received free products or value from Marshalls or The TJX Companies, Inc. 
in connection with my affiliation with Marshalls Project FAB.