Friday, July 29, 2016

4 outfits for under $150

Hey Guys, 
So I made myself a challenge. How to get four outfits under $150. It was a lot harder then I thought it would be. I think I pulled it off nicely, with a grand total of $122.77! 
When shopping on a budget I highly recommend email lists. Get on a stores email list so they can alert you of deals, coupons and sales. Those always help me get a good deal on clothes. Shop sale racks, clearance racks, and any discount rack you can find. Most of the time they will have a load of crap, but sometimes you will find a hidden gem. I was at the Nest Boutique this weekend. They had some really great sales, browsing the racks I find a gorgeous white skirt ( you will see soon) on a super sale. It was not only the last skirt in the store but it was in my size! I paid a fraction of the original sticker price. Take you time while shopping, if your online search for coupon codes from sites like retail me not or the app shopular. Try to find free shipping coupons or deals. Ship to store is a great way to avoid shipping costs. 
I love doing posts like this I might have to try the $20 outfit challenge!

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Tribal Dress

tribal dress

tribal dress

tribal dress

tribal dress

tribal dress

tribal dress

tribal dress

My Outfit:

Hey Guys,

So lately, taking pictures of outfits has become more difficult than usual. By now I am use to people staring at us while we take pictures. Usually, it is one or two people and then we continue on our way. Now that Pokemon has everyone out and about it takes forever to get pictures. There are always people walking by or in the background. It is good to see people out and about, but it makes for an interesting shoot.

This dress is killer! I saw it from across the store calling my name. It is tribal, long, red white and blue, and of course breezy. It was inexpensive and by far one of my favorite purchases from The Nest. I hate posting about boutiques I find because I don't want people to find them and run them out of stock.

When styling dresses like this (hi-low), you can pretty much pair it with anything. Heels, sandals, flats really anything. I cannot wait to style this with a denim jacket and flats. I think this outfit would look so chic with those additions.

I love lace up flats. I really do, but they really are for days you don't have to walk very far. I have heels that are more comfortable than these. They rub your toes raw! If they weren't so cute, I would never wear them. Seriously wear them for the office when your sitting all day. The things we do in the name of fashion.

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Ways you can change the world!

Jewelers Mutual Insurance Company is set to donate a total of 2 million dollars to support three amazing causes. Health, (St Jude's Research Hospital), home (Habitat for Humanity), and hunger (Feeding America or Food Bank Canada). I know not everyone can donate money to causes such as these, but you can always donate your time. Check out their "Band Together campaign here.


There are so many different causes you can help. MS hits close to home so we love to participate in walks to raise awareness and raise money for those suffering. There are many, many cancer walks. Hospitals always need people to volunteer to cheer up patience, music therapy, cook meals, or just read to kids. If you don't have the time to donate you can always raise awareness on any type of social media. It is amazing how quickly word is spread of social media. My mother in law is always donating books to babies of the NICU. These babies and their parents have already had a rough start, why not help cheer them up with a care package of books they can read to their little fighters! Reading soothes the soul for both the reader and the one being read too. Going on motorcycle rides to benefit a cause is another fun and rewarding cause to donate your time to. Donating blood is another huge was to help. So many blood banks need your blood. 


I feel this is the easiest cause to donate to. There are so many easy places to donate a cheap can of food, or a dollar. If everyone contributed such a small amount it would solve such a huge problem. If you yourself are in need, but would love to give back shelters always need volunteers to server food. Why not give back to the community? I remember one of my favorite group activities I ever participated was making bag lunches for the homeless. We packed turkey sandwiches, chips, water and a cookie. We then drove downtown and handed out over 100 bags to those in need. Every single person was so thankful to have something so little and so simple. No matter how small your donation of money or time it sends a ripple effect. One good deed sets off hundreds of other good deeds. 


There are so many ways you can donate to this cause. Participating in causes that build homes for those in need, fixing repairs in a home with a deployed soldier, handing out sanitary kits, adopt or foster a homeless pet, and donate clothes to a shelter. We have two adopted cats we adore!

 With a fashion blog I have an extreme amount of clothing. Instead of selling clothes I find more satisfaction in donating these clothes to women who need it. So many women need clothing for jobs and job interviews. Shelters also always need clothing for kids. They are in such dire need for coats and blankets. These are steps towards getting people and animals off the streets and into a better situation. We all deserve to have food, shelter and clothing.

If you are unable to do any of these things, you can vote for the charity Jewelers Mutual will donate one million dollars to. The runner up will receive seven hundred thousand, and the last place winner will receive three hundred thousand. By voting, you will be entered to win weekly jewelry prizes from Stacked New York. Each week one winner will receive a set of three stacking bands ($450 value). You can also vote daily for more chances to win. It’s a win, win. Win for the charity and win for you! Voting begins July 11, 2016 and ends July 31, 2016 11 PM CT.

I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Styling Complimentary Colors

Styling Complimentary Colors

Styling Complimentary Colors

Styling Complimentary Colors

Styling Complimentary Colors

Outfit Details:
Top: Forever 21 (similar)
Shoes: DSW (similar and want)

Hey Guys,

I know a lot of people when styling like to match things exactly. Brown belt, brown shoes, brown accessories. That is completely fine, however it can get quite boring quickly. If you are looking for a way to bring a little more pop to an outfit try playing with colors.

Find a color wheel. I like to play with complimentary colors. They have the strongest contrast and when combined cancel each other out. Here you see yellow and blue. I love these two colors together they are cute as pieces or if you had an all blue outfit ( Blue top, blue jeans) you could use contrasting yellow accessories.

Play with color, see what colors YOU think work with each other. There are no real rules in fashion. Fashion is a way to express how YOU are feeling. If you wanted to wear a yellow dress and purple heels style it and rock it!

Other ways of playing with color:

-Blue blouse, printed trousers, coral flats
-Pink top, light pink skirt, green pumps
-Purple Dress, yellow pumps
-Green Top, Blue trousers, Orange flats
-Mint Dress, Red heels

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

The perfect way to avoid panty lines on a budget.

Thank you to Kohl's for sponsoring this post. I was compensated for this post, but all opinions are 100% mine. #KohlsPerfectPair #Ad

How to avoid panty lines

Avoid panty lines

Avoid Panty Lines

Avoid Panty Lines

Hey Guys,

Panty lines, a women's worst enemy. We have this battle in our everyday life, with every outfit we change into. What do we wear underneath to avoid those embarrassing panty blunders? Each fabric we wear reacts differently to our underwear. There are some garments that hide everything, some fabrics that show every little detail of our under garments. I have some amazing tips I learned through my years of styling. I will take you from work out to work wear.

Work Out Pants:

This has been my toughest adventure. What to wear under work out pants. I know a lot of smart companies that have built underwear into the pants. When I work out at a gym I want as many layers between me and the work out equipment as possible. I love to wear regular yoga pants. When purchasing yoga pants please do the bend test. Go to a changing room put on the pants and bend over facing the lightest part of the room. Make sure the yoga pants are not sheer. If they are no matter what underwear you wear, you will show off more than you want to. Find a nice sturdy, thick work out pant that breathes well. Underneath, you want another fabric that breathes as well. I honestly love seamless panties for my yoga pants, or the Jockey Skimmies. If I am working out in shorts that don't accommodate the Skimmies I love the boy short. They hit me in an area right above the hem of my work out shorts so my bottom is free of panty lines. I know some women use thongs for their work out wear which is fine, but I honestly don't feel it's a great enough barrier between myself and the work out bench.

avoid panty lines

Skinny Jeans:

Skinny jeans are my go to denim. They are also pretty forgiving in the panty department. Most denim you can get away with almost any panty. I would suggest a nice comfortable panty. A panty that helps from bunching in the wrong places. Seamless underwear is a great investment. They are the perfect partner for the skinny jean. Even really tight skinny jeans. It not only smooths lines but again it breathes well. If you are looking to slim your thighs down when wearing a skinny jean, skimmies are a great way to tighten that area a bit. They also give a smooth line, they just get a little tricky to keep from rolling up when putting on your jeans. To prevent them from rolling, I put on the skimmies, then my jeans, I then pull my jeans and skimmies off at the same time. They stick together, now your able to pull them both on without the bunching. 

avoid panty lines

Pencil Skirts:

I adore a good tight pencil skirt. They are so chic and perfect for any body type. They can be tricky when avoiding panty lines. A pencil skirt hugs your curves and adds emphasis to your bottom. It is a garment that brings focus to that part of the body. A nice soft line is key. This is wear Skimmies really shine. They not only offer a smooth surface, they also tuck and hold things together. I had my daughter a year and a half ago and I still kind of have the mom pooch. The skimmies help slim it down a bit, giving that beautiful smooth curve that the pencil skirt is known for.

avoid panty lines

avoid panty lines


A simple A-line dress is easy, you can wear pretty much any underwear you want it won't show a line. If the dress falls away from the body wear what your most comfortable with. If the dress is fairly short I would suggest the skimmies.  

A tight dress of bodycon would need the same under garment. Skimmies are the all around underwear I really love how versatile they are. They tighten and smooth lines, folds and bunches. Tight dresses are a little unforgiving, so it is nice to have an undergarment that smooths out, unwanted bulges. 

Now, if you are planning on being romantic after a night in these dresses of course the skimmy will not be your best option. If you want to have a cute pair of undergarments that look sexy without a panty line, wear a seamless underwear. They have them in just about every color, texture and pattern. I always go with beige because they match my skin tone the best and feel most attractive in. They say women who match their bra and underwear evoke more confidence!

avoid panty lines


Trousers are very tricky fabrics, they are generally on the thinner side, and they show everything! With trouser pants thongs work best. If you cannot stand thongs, find an undergarment that hits you right where the trousers taper off in the back. Usually for me, that is where the butt cheek meets the upper thigh. Boy shorts are perfect as long as they hit you in that exact spot. If your underwear is skimming across your cheeks you will get a line.

Avoid Panty Lines

Avoid Panty Lines

I hope this helps you guys in your mission to battle panty lines. Please let me know if you have any questions!

What are your secrets to fighting the lines?

I find all my undergarments and more at Kohl's. Right now Kohl's is having a Total Semi Annual Event 8/5-8/21

$10 off $40 Intimates purchase with promo code INTIMATES10. Promo code is valid 8/5-8/17

Monday, July 18, 2016

Pop of Red

pop of red

pop of red

pop of red

pop of red

pop of red

Outfit Details:

Top: Nordstrom
Shoes: Forever 21

Hey Guys,

Sorry for the lack of blogging lately. I am never home. We are currently selling our house so we have showings all day, so it has been making blogging impossible. 

I have been on the hunt for a cute pair of red lace up flats for a couple months and I finally found this adorable pair from Forever 21. Red shoes in general add such a fun pop of color to any outfit, but especially a monochromatic outfit. I love a good all black outfit with a pair of red shoes. I think it is so so sleek. A white dress and red flats is another style favorite of mine. If you can find a cute red bag to add to the mix that matches the shade of her shoes that adds another style element to your outfit. I just love how the red looks. There are so many cute ways to use such a bold shade. 

My go to outfit lately has been a cute tee blouse and jeans. It is easy to throw on and leave the house. This outfit would also transition to fall by adding a cute cardigan or jacket. I can't believe summer is coming to a close in a month! I have seen Halloween stores popping up around the valley. I cannot believe how fast this year has flown by! 

Different ways to style red flats

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

In the Garden

Toddler Summer outfit

Toddler Outfit Idea

Toddler Peplum top

Green and blue toddler outfit

Toddler outfit

Aria's Outfit:

Top: Gap (similar)
Shorts: Gymboree (similar)
Shoes: Babies R Us

Hey Guys,

I hope you are all having a great week.

Aria is getting to that point to where pictures are not something she wants to sit still for, as any toddler would act. I am determined however not for the blog but just to have these memories of her. I love that this blog has driven me to constantly take pictures of her. I get to see her growth and the changes she goes through. From a baby to a toddler. It just amazes me how fast they grow. I caught myself always saying I can't wait until she sleeps through the night, I can't wait until she does this or that. Now I want her to go back.

This outfit is so fun and colorful. I love shopping for Aria. I really wish I had this much fun shopping for myself. Kids clothing is not only super cute, but not as expensive.

These shorts are adorable bubble shorts from Gymboree. One of my favorite places to shop. My tip for shopping Gymboree is to shop online. They have great deals in store, but I feel you can find more of what you want online and for cheaper. Watch for free shipping coupons those help significantly. I wanted to pair the green zigzags in the shorts with the green peplum top. I love blue and green together. They both look fantastic with her skin tone. It has been hot out so I gave her a cute little pony tail completed with this adorable green bow from La Belle Baby. Again, she is wearing these cute little gladiator sandals. We have two pairs, about to have three pairs.

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