October 17, 2014

Work Day Looks

 
{Monday} Blouse, Similar, Love // Blazer, Similar // Skirt, Cute Option // Heels, Similar // Watch 

 
{Tuesday} Top (old), Similar // Cardi, Similar // Skirt, Cute Option // Heels, Similar // 

 
{Wednesday} Blouse, Similar // Skirt, Similar // Blazer, Similar // Heels, Similar // Purse

 
{Thursday}  Sweater Dress (old), Similar // Blouse (old), Similar // Tights // Boots (old), Similar // Belt, Cute Option // Lips: Mac Red // Nails: OPI Big Apple Red

 
 {Friday} Top // Jeans, Similar // Booties, Similar // Belt // Scarf, Similar // Watch

Have a fabulous weekend!





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October 16, 2014

Fall Decor and DIY

Left: Target // Right: Dollar Store DIY
Fall is definitely one of my favorite seasons, I know... every 20-something girl says this.  I adore the leaves, the pumpkin flavored food (Trader Joe's macarons are my fav) and the decor.  Now that we are no longer renting I feel like I can invest a bit more time on house decor.  I bought the gold pumpkin on the left from Target and immediately had the idea to do my own mini gold pumpkin DIY project.  I bought this ugly little pumpkin at the dollar store and used Krylon Gold spray paint and voila, there you have it folks a little gold pumpkin!  
 How fab, right!?!

Before and After!
 I absolutely adore our new white fire place, such a simple way to update and old piece. 

Have a lovely Fall day!


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October 15, 2014

Fall is in the Air


As of lately we have finally had days that you can just feel Fall in the air.  In Colorado we definitely have seasons, but in the Metro area it may be 50 degrees one day and 78 degrees the next day.  So when we have the chilly days I take full advantage by layering up with my favorite vest, scarf, jacket, etc.  This vest has become a new favorite in my closet.  I was so excited when Jcrew brought it to their factory store this season, I jumped on purchasing it.  I have a feeling this is not the only appearance it will have one the blog. Oh, and if you read my post yesterday, this flannel is not the new I just bought on Monday... 


Pants: H&M (old), Similar, This would work, Want these
Boots: GoJane, Similar, Fab Option
Boots - Thinking about listing on Poshmark, comment below if you are interested.
Purse: DailyLook, Similar, Loving this one and this one
Watch/Ring/Necklace: MK, Kendra Scott, Groopdealz, Similar

Have a lovely day!

- Whit

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October 14, 2014

40 Days: No spending



This 'No Spending Challenge' will include: All Clothing and Accessories 
(Excluding for Bryan… his birthday is right around the corner)

Yesterday I went to Jcrew on my lunch break and purchased a plaid flannel (thinking to myself, you don't have that many Jcrew flannels and you can wear it casually with jeans or dress it up for work with a pencil skirt.  Since when have I dressed up a flannel for work?… never Whitney… not once!)

Start Date: October 13, 2014
End Date: November 22, 2014

Goal:  Not spend a single penny on the two major categories listed above.

Why:  First and foremost to try and save more mula and second I have more than enough of these items.  I also want to see what outfits I can create with pieces that I already have in my closet.  I have many multiples and this is probably because I love those pieces so much I decided to purchase them again – no more of this silliness!

As you can see from my rambling above, I tell myself many things when making a purchase to convince myself that yes, I need to have it.  Managing these impulses of instant gratification can be really difficult, but my theory is, if I can deal with this issue head on, then maybe I will find a positive solution.

Since Bryan and I moved into our new home as well as started planning our wedding, I have slowly started to find ways to slim down my closet.  This has been no easy task, for starters I love having a full closet of clothes that I hold fond memories of and hello who doesn’t want to have a closet like Alicia Silverstone in Clueless?  Ultimately there is absolutely no need for the amount of clothes, shoes and especially jewelry I own, even as a blogger.  I think the goal of blogging is creativity.  Bloggers like Audrey from Putting Me Together or Merrick from Merricks Art, are the most talented bloggers out there.  It’s clear they don’t spend outlandish amounts of money on clothes, accessories and purses; I don’t see Valentino or Prada.  I love that their outfits are affordable, creative, and completely wearable.  It can be difficult trying to create content on your blog while not breaking the bank, you want to keep your readers interested with the latest trends. 

Back to my main point… I have been successful at decreasing my closet by parting with items I no longer use (check out my Poshmark account to see what I have let go of) but I have been struggling with slimming down my clothing and accessory expenditures.  So there you have it, the many reasons why I am going on a major shopping diet! 


I plan on doing weekly updates on my spending diet… stay tuned!  
Have you ever done a shopping ban?  

Thanks for reading, it was a long one today.
- Whit



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October 13, 2014

Pink + Layers


Happy Monday ladies!  I typically don't wear a lot of pink, but I just adore this Charley sweater from Jcrew Factory.  It's beyond perfect for layering.  Not too thick that you can't tuck it into a skirt or pants.  And now it's finally getting chilly enough to layer for work, plus my work is always on the cold side; I typically don't leave the house without a blazer or cardigan.  This past weekend I started a Fall DIY project, if you follow me on Instagram you may already know what it is.  I haven't featured many DIY projects on the blog before, but I definitely want to feature this one, it's very simple and so cute!!


Blouse: Jcrew Factory, Similar, Similar, This Might Work Too
Heels: GoJane, Great Option, Similar, Fun Option

Have a productive day! Thanks for reading.

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October 12, 2014

Columbus Day Sales


Just a few great sales going on right now.  Loft has so many adorable sweaters and I am loving GoJane for their boots!

Old Navy: Extra 20% everything, no code necessary
J.Crew: 30% off everything with code WEEKENDPLANS
J.Crew Factory: 50% off all women's styles, no code necessary
Forever 21: 30% off sale with code TAKE30
GoJane: Up to 70% off,  no code necessary
Loft: 50% off fall favorites with code EXPLORE

Happy Shopping!


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October 10, 2014

October 6, 2014

Update via the Camera Roll: Fall Favorites

Gold Pumpkin: Target, Cute Candle Version // Journal: TJ Maxx, Similar 
// Thank You Notes: TJ Maxx, Similar
// New Entrance Rug: Target, Similar - Love the Color //
// Scarf: Leopard & Latte, Similar //
Bracelet: Shop Urbanite // Watch: Kate Spade // Pumpkin: Target // Nail Polish Holder: TJ Maxx, Similar
Pants: Express (oldie but a goodie), Similar // Tee: JCrew Factory, Similar // Jacket: Kohl's, Similar // Sandals: Target // Watch: MK
Hiking Golden Gate State Park.  // Zip-up: Target // Capris: Old Navy // Sneakers: Asics

Thanks for stopping by! What are some of your favorite things for Fall?

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September 30, 2014

[Online] Window Shopping




With Fall here and the temps finally dropping, I am in the mood to shop (who am I kidding, I'm always in the mood to shop), but I am making an effort to hold back.  So instead I will just look, only look at what I am lusting for.  I am craving wool pencil skirts from Jcrew Factory and a new pair of heeled boots. 

What are some items you have your eyes on for Fall?

xo
Whitney


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September 29, 2014

Work Day Looks + A Bonus


MONDAY: Blouse (Similar), Skirt (Similar), Booties (Similar), ScarfPurse
TUESDAY: Dress (Similar), Blazer, Heels (Similar), Earrings via Brina Box (Similar
WEDNESDAY: Blouse (Very Similar), Blazer (Similar), Skirt, Heels (Cute for Fall), Earrings via Brina Box (Similar
THURSDAY: Blouse (Love this), Skirt, Heels (Similar), Watch (via ebay)
[Casual] FRIDAY: Blouse (Similar), Vest, Pants, Boots, Scarf (Similar)
[Bonus] SUNDAY: Tunic (Similar), Pants (Similar), Booties (Similar), Necklace via Brina Box (Real KS version)

Today's post is another round of Work Day Looks, as well as one casual bonus look.  I love the idea of quick snapshot of work outfits.  For one, it helps me document what I wore and give me ideas of how to pair pieces with other items in my closet.  I also hope this helps all of you who may struggle with deciding what to wear to work; I know this was a challenge when I started at my new job.  Please let me know if you would like me to make this a frequent post :)

Thanks for reading, have a wonderful Monday!


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September 23, 2014

Thrown Together

 

Sunday was a relaxing day of laundry, football and a run.  I wore this outfit to run a few errands and relax at the house.  I love the thrown together look a button down shirt over a T-shirt has.  Oh, and how amazing are these little booties... they were such a wonderful find at Marshall's for only $15!! 


Tee Shirt: Jcrew Factory, Cute Option, Similar, Love this
Button Down: Old Navy, Similar, Similar, Cute Option
Jean Shorts: Old Navy, Similar, Similar, Cute for Fall
Booties: Lucky find at Marshall's, Similar, Cute Option, Love these
Purse: Daily Look, Similar, Want this one
Bracelets: Jcrew Factory, Similar, Target, Similar, Charming Charlie, F21, Similar
Rings: F21 and Kendra Scott

Thanks for reading :)

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September 18, 2014

Simple Layers


Dress: F21 (old), Similar, Similar, Cute option
Booties: GoJane, Similar, Similar, Love these & these
Purse: DailyLook, Similar, Cute Option
Rings: F21, Similar, and Kendra Scott

Today's post is an outfit I wore Sunday, no surprise that it's another transitional one.  These are starting to become my favorite.  I still get to hang onto Summer while incorporating a bit of Fall with open-toed booties.  I picked these booties up at GoJane during their Labor Day Sale, they are quickly becoming my favorite.

Thanks for reading!

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