How To // 1 Pair of Shorts, 3 Ways

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I picked up these jacquard shorts at Target a few months ago for only $19.99 because my heart couldn’t leave them in the store. Then again, I may or may not be one of those people that go to Target for mouthwash and end up in the clothing section. Either way, these shorts were coming with me. I treat these shorts more like a neutral (then again, leopard print is a neutral for me too, but to each their own…haha), so there are a ton of things that I mix and match with them. These are just a few options.

Denimshirt_polkadotshorts3Denim Shirt// H&M  Grey Tank// TJ Maxx

Denimshirt_Polkadotshorts1Pocketbook// TJ Maxx

Denimshirt_polkadotshorts4Sandals// Dolce Vita via TJ Maxx

Have you ever been the gracious recipient of a gift card from a place you have no intention of ever shopping, but now you’re stuck with a card for some hunting store, when you’d rather have a card for something useful (like some red pumps)? Then you MUST check out Raise.com!

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Embroidered Shirt// TJ Maxx  Necklace// Forever21  Sandals// Bucco via Hautelook

I was recently introduced to Raise.com, an online marketplace where you can buy and sell gift cards. How it works is you take the gift card you received to, let’s say, a hardware store and sell it. Then, you turn around and use that cash to buy a gift card to Target, TJ Maxx, Forever21, or another store of your choosing. Easy peasy.

This is a great shopping tool because if you receive a gift card to a place that doesn’t fit you or your needs, you can turn it into something that will.

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Shirt// Forever21  Necklace// Forever21  Watch// Hautelook

If you end up with 20 bucks, you can pick up an awesome piece to add to your wardrobe to maximize your options for wearing it.

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Wedges// Target

For more information or to sign up, go check out Raise.com. I don’t get anything if you do or don’t. I’m just a bearer of the good news. And yes, there is purple in my hair.

xo

Post Valentine’s Day

Valentines Day 2014
sweater + jeans from target // hair: braid out with twisted ends

I wish I could say that I woke up, had breakfast in bed, or any breakfast at all for that matter. I woke up a little later than I wanted, to a beautiful card from a beautiful friend. We tried to figure out what to eat but since we couldn’t decide, we got some work done, lounged around for a bit, then got ready for an early dinner. We ate some sub-par italian food. I will say, their sauce was amazing but this was completely overshadowed by their overuse of a microwave. We went to a movie, ran into one of the most beautiful, intelligent, and spirited young ladies I met a few years ago. We made a trip to Wally World and got some treats for our furry boy and went home. We are polishing the night off with a little Dexter and the SECOND SEASON OF HOUSE OF CARDS. ‘Twas a good day.

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booties from hautelook

While taking outfit photos, my camera was acting a little ‘cray’ so I did a jig.

Camera Glitch Dance

Boots for the Fall

Boots for the Fall

Haha…get it? Boooo..ts? Never mind. I love warm weather but there are 4 things I LOVE about the fall: sweaters, leggings, jackets, and BOOTS! I am actually in the process of picking a pair of boots from HauteLook because I have a $10 credit that’s going to expire. I’ll let you know what I get…promise!

1. Steve Madden Foreway Black Leather Riding Boots $89.99

2. Kordelia Ankle Boot $69.99

3. Target Kaitlin Ankle Boot $34.99

4. Jada Buckle Boot $25.00

5. Joe’s Sam Bootie $189.99