Thursday, August 25, 2016

Navy Envelope Dress for August Tulip Twist

sleeveless navy envelope dress, pink heels, pink bag, white statement necklace,
Dress-c/o Tulip (savestriped option) | Heels-DSW (savesplurge) | Bag-ifchic (savesplurge) | Necklace-c/o Happiness Boutique (savesplurge) | Watch-MK c/o Shopbop (savesplurge) | Bracelets-Alex & Ani (similarsimilar

I've been fortunate to participate in several Tulip Twists so far. It's fun to develop a relationship with boutiques and being able to collaborate with them again and again. In the past I've styled a burgundy dress, burgundy leggings, patterned top two waysa vest, polka dot dress, and this dress all from Tulip. Today I am participating in the Tulip Twist again with this super cute navy envelope dress. Voting is today only and I would so appreciate it if you could head over to Tulip's facebook page and vote for me once they have voting up! I also wanted to thank you all for your sweet birthday wishes. It was a busy, but wonderful day!

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Blush Blouse & Confident Twosday

pleated back blush blouse, white jeans, lace up snakeskin heels, grey envelope clutch, statement necklace, date night look with white jeans, blush blouse and white jeans look
Top-c/o Makemechic | Pants-Gap (savesplurge) | Clutch-DSW (savesplurge) | Heels-DSW (savesplurge) | Necklace-gift (savesplurge
My husband's and my birthdays are this week and we were able to celebrate with my in-laws this past weekend. We had a busy, but fun-filled weekend at Zoo a la Carte which is a fun event our zoo has every August. Local restaurants set up tents and serve different foods all around the zoo with entertainment each night. Very fun if you are ever in Milwaukee then. Saturday night we went to Irish fest. Our daughter is a huge fan of all things Irish right now, especially The High Kings. They were supposed to play earlier Saturday evening, but the schedule online was wrong or changed and they didn't go on until after 10pm. How do you explain that change of plans to a 3 year old? We got to see a different band, but not cool Irish Fest organizers, not cool! 

Monday, August 22, 2016

Short Sleeved Chambray

short sleeve chambray top, mint shorts, wedge sandals, Tory Burch tote, tassel necklace, mint shorts outfit,
Top-c/o Makemechic | Shorts-Target (savesplurge) | Wedges-Target, old (savesplurge) | Necklace-DIYed (savesplurge) | Tote-Tory Burch (savesplurge) | Watch-c/o JORD
I am not sure how I survived life before I had a chambray top. Ok, a little dramatic, but in all seriousness I reach for that top at least once a week. Layer it over, under, tie it around, roll the sleeves up, keep them down, pair it with any pattern or color and it always looks perfect. So having some other chambray items is necessary. Wearing the same chambray shirt almost constantly just isn't socially acceptable! This short sleeved chambray from Makemechic is a great alternative to the button up. It still goes with any color or pattern and is ideal for warmer weather. No worries about buttons coming undone either! This time around, I paired it with simple mint shorts, wedges, and a coordinating mint green tassel necklace I made a couple years ago. A great warmer weather outfit!

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Grey Pom Pom Tee & Distressed White Shorts & Giveaway!

grey pom pom tee shirt, white distressed shorts, leopard sandals, yellow foldover clutch, casual summer outfit,

I have just over one week left before heading back to work (albeit part-time this year) and I am trying to squeeze every minute left out of summer. This means early morning runs (before the the sun beings to rise too late and I won't be able to see), lots of park and outside time, and getting one last wear of my summer clothing. Or, in this case, a first time wear.

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Pink Floral Portifino & Confident Twosday

pink floral portofino sleeveless shirt, distressed jeans, lace up heeled sandals, straw clutch, summer outfit, casual summer outfit
Top-Express (savesplurge) | Jeans-c/o The Hidden Trunk (savesplurge) | Sandals-Sammydress (savesplurge) | Clutch-J.Crew c/o thredUP (savesplurge) | Necklace-inherited (savesplurge) | Watch-c/o JORD
Last week my hubby gave me the night off. It had been a stressful week for several reasons and it was so nice to have a few hours to myself. I was able to get a new book to read (I'm done with my course now so I have time to read! Well, besides the new Harry Potter book because I finished that a while ago...), use a JCP coupon, and check out Express. I've been admiring the Portofino and Barcelona tops on Gina and Rachelle for a while and needed to try them out for myself. 

Monday, August 15, 2016

Save Money Every Month with These 5 Easy Tips!

Do you budget your money? How do you determine what to spend on bills and extraneous expenses? What are things you cut out if money is tight at times? What do you splurge on if you have a little extra?
Save Money Every Month with These 5 Easy Tips, Dryel, saving money grocery shopping, saving money cable and internet, saving money cell phone, saving money dry cleaning, saving money electricity

Anyone who knows me knows that I am careful with money. I wouldn't say extreme, but I do not like paying more than what is needed for anything. That is especially true for those boring but necessary bills like electricity, cable, cell phones, grocery, and more. When you save on necessities you have more to spend on fun things like travel! So how can you cut down on those necessities? I am sharing some tips today!

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Back to School Outfit and July #MustHaveBox

July 2016 POPSUGAR #Musthavebox review, cobalt swing dress, denim jacket, pink floral flats, Tory Burch tote
Dress-c/o Kika (savesplurge) | Denim jacket-JCP (savesplurge) | Flats-DSW (savesplurge) | Necklace-c/o Happiness Boutique (savesplurge) | Tote-Tory Burch (save, splurge) | Watch-MK (savesplurge) | Sunglasses-Maui Jim (savesplurge)

It's getting to be that time of year when students are back in school. That means I am sorting through my closet and getting a few outfits ready to go so I get get back into my morning routine more smoothly. Pairing a simple swing dress with a denim jacket, bright shoes, and a statement necklace is an easy yet polished look perfect for easing myself back into the school days. Here's to enjoying my last couple weeks at home!