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Memorial Day Sales

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The photo was taken from a recent trip to J.Crew, I ended up with the shirt and two skirts. Super bummed that the two midi race back dresses (far left) didn't work out with me. I did find something similar yesterday and can't wait for it to arrive, it is from an online boutique I have never shopped at before so fingers crossed it works out! Not much planned for today, I have work, some school work and than working out with Eric later tonight. I will probably get an afternoon hike in to. I would love to shop the Memorial Day sales (listed below) but I probably should save my money for an upcoming trip I just booked! Super excited and cannot wait to share on a later date! Have an amazing weekend with family and friends, fingers crossed for nice weather!  

{Memorial Day Sales}
Ann Taylor 50% off full-price purchase & extra 40% off sale styles with code SUMMER50
Anthropologie extra 30% off all sale items
Asos extra 20% off with code HISUMMER
Banana Republic extra 40$ off with code BRTAKE40
Baublebar 50% off 100+ sale styles plus a free gift with a $40 purchase
Bloomingdales take an extra 20% off sale items with code BROWNBAG
Express 15% off your purchase with code 9492
Forever 21 30% off sale styles with code EXTRA30
GAP 35% off everything with code EVENT
J.Crew 30% off your purchase with code WEEKEND
J.Crew Factory 50% off everything plus an additional 40% off clearance with code EXTRA40
Joe's Jeans 25% off site wide 
Joie additional 20% off sale with code MD2016
Kate Spade extra 25% off sale items with code SPEECHLESS
Loft 60% off select itms and all sale items, plus 40% off new arrivals 
Madewell free shipping + extra 20% off sale styles with code META20
Modcloth up to 40% off + an extra 20% off sale items with code SOHOT
Nordstrom up to 40% off
Nordstrom Rack extra 25% off clearance 
Old Navy extra 50% off select styles
Revolve up to 50% off 
Shoebuy free shipping + 25% off with code REWARD25
Sole Society 50% off select sale styles
The Real Real extra 20% off with code HITLIST
Urban Outfitters 25% off shorts and graphic tees 
Vince Camuto extra 30% off sale and clearance

1 Dress 2 Ways: Casual Weekend Ready











So it's finally Friday and some of us get a three day weekend, but not me. I of course have work tomorrow. But that's okay I will probably try to go to the pool on Sunday or Monday! I decided I wanted to style this dress two ways, casual and dressed up. This look I am currently wearing is perfect for the weekend or brunch! I seriously love the dress, it hits perfectly in the right places and is a great length! The dress is from Chicwish and is currently 15% off and free shipping! It comes with it's own belt/slash but for this look I added my own. 

If you are interested in the wedges I am wearing, read my review here. They are only $18, but you can get them for $15 like I did by searching for a coupon code!  


1 Set 3 Ways: A Matching Set Collab with Caralina Style Part 2










Old Navy sweater-old (similar here and here) Old Navy High Waisted Linen Shorts- Navy Bue Check Soludos 'Smoking' Espadrille Platform Shoe Sole Society Nevin Drawstring Bucket Bag J.Crew Crystal Floral Burst Necklace Ray-Ban 'Original Aviator' 58mm Sunglasses Baublebar 'Cabochon' Studded Cuff Baublebar 'Spyda' Cuff

Remember last week's post featuring the matching set with Cara of Caralina Style? Well this week are styling just the bottom pieces to the matching set showing you how to style it multiple ways! My shorts are currently on sale for $14 and it looks like most sizes are in stock. I highly recommend these because they are high waisted and super comfortable! A pair of shorts that feels like pajamas but are super stylish! They actually have a side zipper and elastic back to them. 

I am headed off the Old Navy to do some shopping, there are a pair of sandals I want to check out. I probably will stop at Target as well and see what they have to offer and do a little grocery shopping so this outfit is perfect for today's occasion! I have a ton to do today including homework and catching up on some workouts I didn't have time to do yesterday due to working from noon till midnight! 

Check back next Wednesday to see how Cara and I style just the top pieces to our matching set!

The Look For Less: Espadrille Wedge + A Review of the Two

I am so excited to share with you today my first look for less review! I have bought and tried out both pairs of espadrilles in two totally different price points. The designer dupe for both of these are the Chloe 'Isa' Espadrille Wedge Sandal that will cost you $625. So I'm sorry I could test those babies out for you but I cannot justify paying that much for a shoe that is trendy. But I am reviewing the mid-price Marc Fisher LTD. 'Adalyn' Espadrille Wedge Sandal and budget friendly Montego Bay Club from Payless Serefina High Wedge Sling. This style of espadrille has been seen on just about every fashion blogger I follow. For more inspiration on how to style them click here or here.

Marc fisher ltd.
'ADALYN' ESPADRILLE WEDGE SANDAL


Color options: Natural, Black, Dark BlueRed IkatOrange
Price: $96-$160 depending on color | Similar options: hereherehere and here

FIT: I would say they run true to size. I ordered the last pair they had in the natural color and it was a size 10 (I'm usually a size 9.5), they work well, just a little big, but still functional. 

COMFORT: I have already worn these many times and can tell you they are extremely comfortable especially for a taller heel. Even though they are about a 5inch heel height it is about a 2.5inch platform so it feels like nothing. The front leather/suede part is comfortable and not stiff. Overall very comfortable to walk around in all day and are also easy to walk in.

QUALITY: For the price I paid for them they better be good quality and they are! I bought them from Zappos because they offer a 365 day return policy (and they were the last pair I could find on the internet in the natural color) so if I had any problems I could easily get my money back. The leather is really nice and the shoes are still looking in tip top shape after a couple of wear. The suede is also look brand new.

PRICE: These were a splurge for me for sure! It kind of was an impulse buy. I had been eyeing them for a couple of weeks but just couldn't get myself to buy them, they are more of a trendier thing to have in my closet and I didn't exactly know how I felt about the heel height. But when I decided to test them out, they were sold out on Nordstrom's site (I usually shop there because of free shipping and free returns. They also offer price matching as well as price adjustments) so I searched and searched for a 9.5 in the natural color and actually found them on a shoe site but were on backorder till July. This was an impulse buy people I didn't have time to wait till July. So I found them in a 10 in the natural and hit buy! 

OVERALL THOUGHTS: Even though the price is pretty high they look identical to the designer Chloe pair for a fraction of the price. The quality seems to match the price so they are worth the splurge so far. I love the suede and leather combo, plus the chunky ankle strap with a gold buckle. I would highly recommend this pair if you know you will wear them at least once a week to get your moneys worth out of them. The natural color will match with everything (that why you see me in them all the time) so as long as you feel comfortable with the height I say go for it! 

How I Styled Them: hereherehere, and here

Montego bay club
'SErefina' HIGH WEDGE SLING


Montego Bay Club Serefina High Wedge Sling
Color options: CognacNavy/White
Price: $18 | Similar options: hereherehere and here

FIT: I ordered the 9.5 in the regular width. When I first put them on the wide pleather part was super tight on my feet, like super uncomfortable but only on my right foot. I thought I should have sized up to a 10, but after I wore them for a day I didn't feel the tightness anymore. So I think the pleather will stretch a little. So it is hard for me to tell you what to order, but I think you should try out you normal size to see if that would work. If you have wider feet, order a half size up.

COMFORT: These are just you standard wedge, they don't hurt to walk in, but they are extremely nice to be in all day. I haven't worn these to work so I can't be 100% certain they won't hurt my feet at some point, but they do work for the most part. They aren't to heavy of a shoe and the pleather part is soft and doesn't dig in anywhere.

QUALITY: The quality isn't the best, but for the price and the fact they are pleather they are pretty great. They have aren't falling apart after a couple of wears being outside. But there are some creases in the pleather already so I don't really like that. I do think the cognac color is right on point and matches my other cognac accessories perfectly! For the price I think the quality is pretty great, but probably only a shoe you will have for a season before them being ruined if you do end up wearing them often.

PRICE: You can not beat the price, $18 for shoes!? I actually got mine for $15 because of a coupon so I would recommend checking online for one if you do decide to order. I have never really bought shoes from Payless before but they seem to have a lot of trendier shoes so I may have to give them a second go due to their amazing low prices!

OVERALL THOUGHTS: Because this is more of a trendier price to have I love that I can find a designer dupe that is similar for under $20 so I don't feel guilty about spending the money and I also don't feel like I need to wear them all the time to get my moneys worth. They are pretty nice shoes especially for the price and I love the overall design that is in all pleather instead of suede/leather like the first pair I reviewed. Up close they may not look that great but wearing them you cannot tell that they only cost you $18. I would highly try giving these a go, plus just like the Marc Fisher pair, they will go with just about anything in your closet!

How I Styled Them: here and here


Red, White and Check









American Eagle old, (similar) Old Navy Relaxed Peplum Top Chicwish Sassy Queen A-line Skirt in Red Plaid Payless Women's Serefina High Wedge Sling Tory Burch Robinson Large Zip-Top Tote Bag, Tiger's Eye J.Crew Crystal Floral Burst Necklace Baublebar 'Cabochon' Studded Cuff Baublebar 'Spyda' Cuff Ray-Ban 'Original Aviator' 58mm Sunglasses

Memorial Day is this weekend which means I can officially match my favorite color combo, red white and blue! Even though that hasn't stopped me in the past. This skirt is seriously the cutest! I love the midi length and of course the red and check pattern! I would recommend sizing down in the skirt, I am usually a medium in Chicwish dress but ordered a small in the skirt which fits perfectly! 

I had a pretty busy weekend, lots of homework to do and working out to do. Eric and I did end up seeing Neighbors 2, not as great as the first one, it felt a little rushed. But it was funny and we enjoyed it. After our movie on Saturday night we hit the gym (I love that it's open 24hrs) and got a late night workout in. Also the weather was so wonderful that on Sunday we went on a hike, I am hoping we will be able to again today!


Weekend Ready







Yep, this outfit is how I feel right now, ready for the weekend! The bucket bag is a recent pick up and is currently on sale for an additional 25% off, I love the gingham and it is the perfect size for running out. Speaking of recent pick ups, check back tomorrow for the best weekend sales, outfit inspiration and what I have added to my closet recently. 

This weekend Eric and I are probably going to see Neighbors 2, which we thought the first movie was hilarious so we are excited to see this one. We will probably go to the gym as well. Have a wonderful Friday!