Friday, August 29, 2014

Leopard and Pink

A leopard skirt has been on my wish list for quite some time.  I didn't find one last year at the right price, so when I found this one on thredUP for $3, I was sold.  I love the longer length and the slight metallic look of the fabric.  I decided to pair it with my hot pink blouse, then added my black blazer to polish off the look.  

 I recently ordered a jacket from thredUP.  It's brand new from Gap and only cost $11! I really like it and this I'll wear it a lot this fall. If you haven't signed up yet, you can sign up here to get $20 off your first order and I'll get a $10 referral credit too.  

Have you entered my giveaway for $50 to chloe + isabel here yet?

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Pretty in Pink

Last week  I told you all about the "Hayden Faves Bag" I'm collaborating with Kika on  here.  Then I shared two more pieces I received in the "Hayden Faves Bag."  Today I'm going to share one more piece, this fun pink dress.  It's made of the softest cotton and super comfortable.  I'm wearing it with sandals today, but I'm excited to wear it with leggings and my denim jacket later this fall.

The "Hayden Faves Bag" is now available at Kika, so you too can have this maxi dress plus four to five more pieces picked by the stylists specially for you for only $149. After adding the Hayden Faves Bag to your cart and you begin to check out, you can add comments in the "comment section" about what type of pieces you're looking for.  I said I was looking for pieces to transition to fall and that I love prints and bold colors too.  These details will help your stylist pick the perfect pieces just for you!


Have you entered my giveaway for $50 to chloe + isabel here yet?

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

A Utility Vest and Stripes

Recently the sweet Amy at Mariposa Medley sent me this great Kendra Scott Inspired necklace.  I'm only slightly obsessed.  I now have pink, teal, and black.  I tell you what, they go with everything!  I love it her with my utility vest and striped dress.  I have it with wedges here, but I think it'll be great with booties in a month or so.  

 Mariposa Medley also has the matching earrings  for this necklace.  Awesome.  You should definitely snag one or all of these pieces up before they're gone!  Need an incentive? Use code grandopening25 for 25% off your whole order!

Have you entered my giveaway for $50 to chloe + isabel here yet?

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Insta-Outfits

Not every outfit I love makes it on the blog, here are my favorites from Instagram this month:

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Monday, August 25, 2014

chloe + isabel

Recently Kristin a merchandiser with chloe + isabel reached out to me.  She sent me the color code bracelet, the retro-glam bracelet, and the Medina necklace.  If you aren't familiar with  chloe + isabel, all of their pieces are nickel free, lead safe, hypoallergenic and come backed by a Lifetime Replacement Guarantee!  

The prices of the pieces are really fair too.  When shopping the newest look book I saw a lot of pieces in the $25 range with a lot under $50 too. It's quality at an affordable price and I love that.

The pieces arrived within a few days of ordering, and I absolutely adore them!  I've been seeing a lot of bracelets like the ones I picked floating all over Instagram, so I'm super excited to have them for myself, they will go with everything!  I'm also super crazy about this Medina necklace.  I don't have anything like it and it can be worn layered like this OR I can just wear one or two at a time,  I love this! These pieces also came the same day I happened to be wearing my new lace cardigan, and this outfit seemed fitting, so I hope you don't mind seeing this cardigan again so soon. :)

I'm also hosting an online show here.  So if you'd like to purchase something it's super easy.  When you go to check out, just make sure you see both mine and Kristin's names toward the bottom of the page. Also, I have one $25 off $75 purchase code to share, comment down below today with what your favorite chloe + isabel piece and your email, then I'll chose one of you randomly tonight to get the code.

There's also a treat for you today! Kristin is giving away a $50 store credit! Enter using the Rafflecopter down below. : )

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Loving Lace

When I came across this lace cardigan on Shanna I did what I almost never do, I clicked the link and bought it immediately.  It was so unique to anything else I had, and I loved the idea of it.  You can also get 30% off your first order, which meant I got this for a steal with free shipping.  I decided to pair it with this dress I've had for years and my nude wedges for church. I'm really excited about the different possibilities for styling this!

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Falling for Fall Clothes

As I mentioned on Monday's Post I'm excited to be collaborating with Kika to share the "Hayden Faves Bag" with you on.  The first piece in the bag was this beautiful maxi dress and today I'm going to share two more pieces I got in the "Hayden Faves Bag."

The "Hayden Faves Bag" is now available at Kika, so you too can have this maxi dress plus five more pieces picked by the stylists specially for you for only $150. After adding the Hayden Faves Bag to your cart and you begin to check out, you can add comments in the "comment section" about what type of pieces you're looking for.  I said I was looking for pieces to transition to fall and that I love prints and bold colors too.  These details will help your stylist pick the perfect pieces just for you!

Make sure to check out Kika, and with fall approaching, it's the perfect time to invest in some new fall clothes!

I really love the shirt and skirt I'm showing you today!  I don't have anything else like them and this shirt can easily be dressed up with this skirt, or untucked and worn casually with jeans or shorts. Winner!  Today I styled them with my denim jacket and wedges to wear to school this week.  The skirt also has pockets, so that's a double win in my book. : )

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Back to School with Sharpies at Staples

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School is here, whether we are ready for not! This week marks our first full week back and we are in full swing! When getting ready for the school year I have a tendency scroll through Pinterest like crazy for activity inspiration, and then search out great deals on school supplies to help my classroom activity ideas become a reality.

A number of the activities I'd like to do involved Sharpies, and I was in luck because Staples has all Sharpie Fine and Ultra Fine assortment packs and Sharpie Neon Marker packs currently on sale through August 24th “while supplies last.”

Today I'm going to share a couple of classroom activities I've done with my students to start off the year using Sharpies from Staples.

Monday, August 18, 2014

The "Hayden Faves Bag"

Today I'm excited to share with you a fun collaboration with Kika.  Kika is a clothing company out of California that is all about eco friendly clothes made here in the U.S.A.  The quality and fit is phenomenal and I'm super excited to share them with you today.

I've gotten to work with them before when I shared this cotton blazer with you all, and today we're collaborating on a special "Hayden Faves Bag." I picked out this gorgeous maxi dress as the first piece in the bag, then the wonderful stylists at Kika picked out five more pieces especially for me, based on my style and what  I was looking for.  This "Hayden Faves Bag" with six pieces retails for $149, but included over $400 in clothing!  Like I said above, these pieces are made here in the U.S. and Eco friendly, so the value is incredible!

I was so excited to open the bag and see what they picked and I wasn't disappointed! Besides getting this gorgeous maxi dress, I received another dress, two tops, a skirt and blazer. I decided to share a sneak peak of some the pieces I got down below, but will show full OOTD posts of some of the pieces later this week. I'm so excited to add these quality pieces to my closet!

The "Hayden Faves Bag" is now available at Kika, so you too can have this maxi dress plus four to five more pieces picked by the stylists specially for you for only $149 After adding the Hayden Faves Bag to your cart and you begin to check out, you can add comments in the "comment section" about what type of pieces you're looking for.  Like I stated above, I said I was looking for pieces to transition to fall and that I love prints and bold colors too.  These details will help your stylist pick the perfect pieces just for you!

I'm so excited about this maxi dress!  It's so unique and I feel like it's super flattering too.  It's hit's perfectly at the waist and the "chevon" design down the front is such a neat feature! I decided to pair it with my white denim jacket and fun sandals.  I'm looking forward to pairing it with my denim jacket and my cobalt and mint cardigans from J.Crew Factory too.

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Chevron and Teal

This chevron dress has been completely undervalued in my closet this summer.  I just didn't have any places to wear it, other than church, which I did twice, so I was excited to pull it out to wear this week.