Friday, August 30, 2013

Repeat + Labor Day Sales

Yes, I wore this skirt twice in one week, and no, I don't feel bad about it. This is definitely a new staple in my wardrobe and I can't get over how cute it is! Also, hooray for being able to finally put my hair in a ponytail! [Sort of.] I have decided to grow my hair out during the fall/winter, so we'll see how this goes! 

[Oh, and H wanted everyone to know that this was his favorite outfit. ;]

Yay for Labor Day sales! Some of my favorite shops are having great sales, so be sure to check them out!
HelloFab: 20% off the entire site with code sale20; shop HERE.
Forever21: 50% off sale items with code: laborday; shop HERE.
J. Crew: 30% off sale items with code: hello30; shop HERE.
ILY Couture: $20 off your purchase of $80; shop HERE.
ShopBop: up to 70% off; shop HERE.
Nordstrom: 40% off shoe clearance; shop HERE.
J. Crew Factory: 40-50% off everything, prices as marked; shop HERE.
ASOS: up to 70% off; shop HERE

Below are some of my sale picks! [Can you tell I have a thing for black and white? ;]

I hope you all have a great weekend, and thanks so much for stopping by!

*Linking up with: The Mrs. and the Momma // Style Elixir // Favorite Fashion Friday 
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Thursday, August 29, 2013


Oh hey, I made another skirt! For those of you who asked if I used any tutorial: I just took a skirt that fit me nicely [my fav Hello Fab skirt] and used that as a guide. Just trace the skirt, sew the two sides together [inside out], and hem the top and bottom! You can put elastic in the waistband, but I haven't yet on this one, which is why the top looks a little unfinished still.

Guess what? Only one more day left until it's Friday!

Top: Target // Cardigan: Old Navy [similar] // Skirt: Fashion Flirtation Designs [aka me] // Shoes: Collective Habit // Clutch: c/o Hello Fab // Initial Necklace: c/o Bip and Bop // Initial Bracelet: c/o Bip and Bop // Necklace: c/o Style Lately // Bracelet: via Emily // Sunnies: Karen Walker Inspired via Amazon // Ring: c/o Hello Fab
Thanks so much for stopping by!
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Wednesday, August 28, 2013


Don't you live in Arizona?
Did you forget that August is the hottest month of the year?
Are you insane?
I'm sure these were the thoughts of just about everyone who saw me wearing this outfit over the weekend -- except for that cute lady at the post office who complimented me on it. Yes, I realize that it is still summer, and yes, I very much despise that fact. I've said it before, and I'll say it again: I'm a fall/winter kind of girl. My entire wardrobe, despite what season it may be, is based around cool weather. I realize that this might seem strange, considering the fact that I've lived in Arizona for the past 14 years. [But trust me, if it were up to me, I would be living somewhere much cooler!] Alas, I did wear tights and booties in 90 degree weather, and I loved every minute of it!

Top: Forever 21 [old, love THIS one] // Skirt: Elysian Boutique // Tights: Target // Shoes: Charlotte Russe [similar] // Clutch: Clare Vivier [also HERE] // necklace: c/o Bip and Bop // Sunnies: Karen Walker Inspired via Amazon
I'm really loving the look of this skirt, and I know I will be wearing it all the time with tights and boots once fall is here. Here are a few other striped skirts that I'm loving right now! [My favorites are from Anthropologie and Mindy Mae's Market!
*Linked with: Rolled Up Pretty // Because Shanna Said So // Fashion and Beauty Finds // The Pleated Poppy 
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Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Refreshed + Feel Good Wednesday

Let's be honest. Sometimes the week is just too long. And although the week seems to go by much faster once Thursday rolls around, getting past Wednesday can sometimes be a challenge. You're stressed, you're busy, and you just want the week to be over already! I hate to admit that what usually helps me get through the week are caffeinated fountain drinks, and lots of them. When I saw a fabulous post over on withHeart last week, I decided to try something new: Arrowhead® Sparkling Water and a fruity drink!

Arrowhead® Sparkling Natural/Mountain Spring Water is comprised of just three natural ingredients—spring water, natural fruit essence, and bubbles! And, with no sugar or calories, Arrowhead® Sparkling Natural/Mountain Spring Water is a good alternative to soda. Abigail and I used the sparkling water to make a fun, fruity, and refreshing drink to cool us off in the summer heat and to get us through another Wednesday. [Similar recipe HERE.]

1. Fill a glass halfway with Arrowhead® Sparkling Natural/Mountain Spring Water.
2. Add any kind of fruity flavoring. [We used our favorite Mio flavor-- Cherry Blackberry.]
3. Add in Half and Half until glass is almost full.
4. Mix with a straw/spoon.
5. Add whipped cream and/or fresh fruit on top.

And then go and take a little break from life, because you deserve it! Abigail and I sat outside for a while, relaxing and sipping on our fruity drinks. I hope every Wednesday [or every day ;] you take a minute to relax, let go of all that stress you are feeling, and feel great about yourself and your life. Every hump day (or Wednesdays for those who don’t know), Arrowhead® is sharing some of their favorite ways to feel good and escape the midweek hump. Head over to the Arrowhead® Facebook page every #HumpDay to have a feel good moment and share your own.

Thanks so much for stopping by, and I hope you have a relaxing and refreshing Wednesday!

**Thanks to Arrowhead® Sparkling Natural Spring Waters for sponsoring today's discussion.

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New Favorites

A few of my favorite things include my Clare Vivier clutch, these Tory Burch flats, and my new Rag and Bone skinny jeans! I know I just raved about my favorite J. Brand jeans last week, but these are my NEW favorite! Haha I'm so obsessed with them and they fit me perfectly.I will probably be wearing them every day! Oh and guess what?? They're on SALE!! Totally worth the price!

Top: ASOS // Jeans: Rag and Bone // Shoes: Tory Burch // Clutch: Clare Vivier // Initial Bracelet: c/o Bip and Bop // Mint Enamel Link Bracelet: c/o Hello Fab // Sunnies: Karen Walker Inspired via Amazon 

Thanks so much for reading, and have a great day!!

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Friday, August 23, 2013

Ripped Denim

Happy Friday! I'm excited about this outfit, because I'm wearing one of the few pairs of denim that I love. Some people think it's crazy to spend a lot of money on a pair of jeans, and I used to be one of them. Why spend hundreds of dollars on pants when you can get them at Forever 21 for $10? But let's be honest. While I love Forever 21 and how inexpensive their clothes are, [I shop there all the time and have at least 5 pairs of their $10 denim], they are inexpensive because they aren't great quality. They don't last long, and they don't really look or feel that nice. I finally took the plunge and purchased a couple pairs of nice jeans, and I am OBSESSED. I don't know what rock I have been living under, but these jeans are the best and smartest purchase I have ever made. And even with how unimpressed I am with clothes in general [I am constantly buying clothes and then selling them a few weeks later], I know that I will have these babies for a very long time. 

*Tip: Head to Nordstrom Rack in order to find designer clothes and great prices. These Paige skinny jeans that I'm wearing today are normally over $200, but I scored them for $60 at Nordstrom Rack!

Top: c/o Le Tote // Jeans: Paige Denim // Shoes: Elle [old] // Necklace: ILY Couture // Clutch: Clare Vivier // Sunnies: Forever 21 [old] 

I have been obsessing over ripped denim lately, [especially THESE which I also just recently purchased], so I thought I'd share my current favorites at a few different price points. My favorite pair of jeans that I own are J. Brand. They are high in quality and I think definitely worth the price. You know that I'm not crazy about jeans because of my struggle with finding a pair that fits me in the right ways, but the J. Brand skinny jeans that I picked up at the ILY Fashion Market changed my mind and I'm now convinced I need them in every color and style.

I hope you have a great weekend!! 
*Linked up with: Style Elixir // Favorite Fashion Friday // The Mrs. and the Momma // Friday's Five
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Thursday, August 22, 2013

Le Tote: Part 1

Okay, have you ever heard of Le Tote? Basically you pay $49 a month and you have an unlimited closet! You take a style quiz, determining the style of clothing you like, and Le Tote will send you a package with 5 clothing items in it. The best part is, you can wear them however many times you want! [And if you love any of the items, you can just keep it and they will bill you for it.] Once you send that package back, they will send you another package of fabulous clothing. It's like a Netflix for your closet! When I heard about this concept, I almost freaked out, because it's kind of the best idea ever! My first package arrived a few days ago and I instantly fell in love with this dress. H says it makes me look like some kind of queen. Hey, I'll take it! ;] You'll be seeing more from my Le Tote closet, so stay tuned!

Oh, and these shoes. Aren't they just to die for? They are yet another item I grabbed from Rach of The Pink Peonies the second I laid eyes on them. I knew that they belonged in my shoe closet, and I couldn't be happier about my purchase. The gold strip on the bottom is perfect finishing touch!

Dress: c/o Le Tote // Shoes: Collective Habit [via Rachel] // Bag: GroopDealz // Necklace: c/o Bip and Bop // Black Bracelet: [via Emily] // Sunnies: Forever 21 [old] //
*Linked up: Three-fer Thursday // Penniless Socialite // Summer Style
Thanks so much for stopping by! Don't forget to follow me via BLOGLOVIN.
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Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Fall Atire

While I don't regret how cute this outfit looks, I definitely regret wearing a cardigan and a hat in 100+ degree weather. I keep trying to tell the universe that I'm ready for fall by wearing layers and booties every day, but it just doesn't seem to be listening! I can't wait to live in cardigans and oversized sweaters and boots and scarves and leggings...

These new booties that I'm wearing are another fab pick from the ILY Fashion Market. I picked them up from Rachel of The Pink Peonies, and I'm obsessed with them! [This is how she wore them HERE, and my outfit was inspired by her look.]

Top: Forever 21 [old] // Cardigan: Nordstrom Rack [similar --H's favorite clothing item that I own] // Pants: Forever 21 [similar] // Booties: Tailor and Stylist [via Rachel -- on sale!] // Clutch: Clare Vivier // Initial Bracelet: c/o Bip and Bop // Black Bracelet: via Emily // Hat: Forever 21 // Sunnies: Karen Walker inspired via Amazon

*Linked up with: Rolled Up Pretty // Fashion and Beauty Finds // Because Shanna Said So // The Pleated Poppy // Get Your Pretty On

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Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Pastel Layers

Happy Tuesday! Over the weekend H and I were in Utah and I had the opportunity to attend the ILY Fashion Market and it was seriously to die for. 10 amazing bloggers selling their clothes? Yes please. [I will share some photos of the event later this week.] I bought quite a few amazing items, and I am so excited to style them all for you! Today I am styling a few of my absolute favorite pieces that I picked up from Emily from The Ivory Lane. This entire outfit ended up costing me about $55, and they are all designer pieces that normally would have cost me over $300. I am seriously freaking out about it!

How amazing is this blazer?! I am obsessing over the color blocked sleeves. It is now my favorite piece in my closet, and I am so excited to wear it more often as fall comes around. I'm so ready for layers upon layers upon layers! Who's with me?! Oh, and yes... the Clare Vivier is back. After my 30 day spending freeze, I realized how much I missed it, and decided it I needed it back! Don't judge me! :]

Top: J. Crew [via Emily -- similar style] // Blazer: English Rose [via Emily] // Jeans: J. Brand [via Emily] // Shoes: Charlotte Russe [similar style] // Sunnies: Karen Walker inspired via Amazon // Initial Bracelet: c/o Bip and Bop // Clutch: Clare Vivier

*Linked up with: Style Elixir
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Friday, August 16, 2013

Kiss Me

Happy Friday! I'm so excited for the weekend! H and I leave for Utah this afternoon, so follow me on Instagram to see pictures from our trip!

COPY MY LOOK: Top: c/o Hello Fab // Skirt: ASOS [option, option] // Shoes: Target [option] // Sunnies: Hello Fab // Bag: Theit [option]
Also, I am selling a couple of items [including a Clare Vivier clutch and J. Brand jeans] on my other instagram account, so make sure you check it out!

*Linking up with: The Mrs. and the Momma // Style Elixir // Friday's Five [featured!] // Favorite Fashion Friday [featured!]
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Thursday, August 15, 2013

Shades of Blue

Happy Thursday! I haven't been feeling well the past couple of days, but I am so ready for tomorrow to come! Friday's are the best, and on top of that, we are leaving for Utah tomorrow and I can't wait!!

Yes, I am wearing these Charlotte Russe booties again. I'm sorry to say it, but you will be seeing a lot of these babies. They are my favorite pair of shoes that I own, and I always get excited for fall because I can bring them out. The color is so unique and it adds a little bit of that fall look to any outfit!

Top: Forever 21 [via Emily] // Blazer: Charlotte Russe // Pants: Charlotte Russe [similar] // Shoes: Charlotte Russe [similar] // Bag: GroopDealz // Necklace: c/o Hawthorne Collection // Sunnies: Karen Walker lookalikes via Amazon
Don't forget, today is the last day to enter the J. Crew gift card giveaway!!
*Linking up with: Three-fer Thursday // Penniless Socialite // Summer Style //
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