26 February 2018

Sporty Spice

Peyton Jensen Jules Cowl Sweatshirt Madewell 'Whisper' Cotton V-Neck Pocket Tee (only $14!!) | Level 99 Sateen Cargo New Balance Women's New Balance® for J.Crew 620 sneakers (almost identical here) Cuyana Classic Leather Tote Thirty-Nine 42 Jena Charm Delicate Neck Ray-Ban Standard Original 58mm Aviator Sunglasses | Photography by: Hannah Jean

I feel like I always start off Monday blog post with me saying I bought a ton of new stuff. Well, guess what, I bought a ton of new stuff! Yesterday I had a few returns at the mall and actually started to shop. The thing about me is I really hate shopping in store because I can never find anything I like, the service is terrible at a majority of the stores and I can't find my size so it always turns out easier to just online shop. I found a lot of great spring pieces at H&M and Love Couture.

This outfit has been one of my favorite go-tos if I am running late to work or want to look semi-put together on the weekend. These cargo pants feel amazing on! They are so buttery soft and comfortable that they feel like you aren't wearing pants. I bought them because I wanted something different to wear to work other than jeans. They are a grey color but go with so much! Perfect addition to my closet since I don't own anything similar.

Today I am planning to start a huge closet clean out! I do this everytime the season change to rotate and get rid of things I never wore and discover old gems. This is going to probably take a good chunk of my day, but it is so worth it! Does anyone else do this?

23 February 2018

Easy Spring Transitions With Restricted Shoes

This post is sponsored by Restricted Shoes and all opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that make The Black Barcode possible! 

H&M Long-sleeved Jersey Top Old Navy Sueded-Knit Moto Jacket for Women The Stockplace overalls, old (similar here) Restricted Shoes Switch Over in Green c/o (25% off with code THEBLACKBARCODE25) (also in navy color hereKaren Walker The Number One Sunglasses | Photography by: Hannah Jean

Can you believe that in one week it will be March 1st!? I decided, since I am so over winter, is that on March 1st, it is the official day of spring for me! That means all the pastels and fun prints are coming out to play! I wanted to share a few tips on how to easily transition into spring. This look above is awesome because of how much layering is going on. I am wearing a long sleeve shirt, overalls and a jacket on top! The layering helps you stay warm when the weather isn't. The way I really played up this look was to bring in those fun spring vibes are these amazing shoes! These are a palm print slide that is so easy to style now and later. I have seen similar styles to this pair in the past, but never at this price point and now you can get them for an additional 25% off with code THEBLACKBARCODE25. I have been seeing that overalls are coming back in style. Personally, I really like this trend for spring and summer, you can see how I styled them in the past here with a cute off the shoulder top and here with a turtleneck.

I wanted to share a little more about these amazing shoes! I love that these shoes can take a simple outfit and totally transform it to look like you tried. Another way to style these shoes would be to wear a simple white blouse or button down and jeans. It is as easy as that. If you live in a place where it is warm enough for shorts or have a trip like I do coming up, these shoes are great to slide on with shorts and a t-shirt. As for sizing and comfort, I ordered a size 9 and they fit perfectly! I am usually a size 9/9.5 depending but these fit like a charm. They are comfortable to wear all day long and I cannot wait to get more wear out of them. If you haven't bought a pair of Restricted Shoes before, you need to! You are getting a pair of unique, comfortable and cute shoes at an affordable price that is always on trend. Look at how cute this flamingo pair is, they also come in a banana print!

Adding a cute pair of shoes in a spring color (think baby blue, pastel pink, seafoam green) or a fun pattern (think palm leaves print like above, flamingo, gingham) can really help transition any look into spring. If you want a pair just like mine or just a new pair of shoes, look below for a coupon code, special just for you!

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21 February 2018

Layer Up

Vineyard Vines old, found on poshmark (similar option) J.Crew Factory Ruffle-Front Plaid Shirt Old Navy turtleneck (similar option) Hudson Barbara High Rise Ankle Hunter Original Tour Packable Rain Boot Tory Burch York Buckle Tote Karen Walker The Number One Sunglasses | Photography by: Hannah Jean

This is one of my favorite winter looks! Although these were shot last month when there was snow, I still wanted to share this fun and easy look! Right now it has been raining for the past 3 days, so these boots come in handy! Everything is probably on sale now because most shops have their spring pieces out. This will probably be one of my last winter posts as I am so excited for spring (spring starts March 1st right??? haha) and have been shopping nonstop for it. I feel like everyone is starting to shop for spring or vacations coming up, so that is what I will be sharing. I received the cutest shoes in the mail today and cannot wait to share on Friday's post! Yesterday I was able to share some new Old Navy spring arrivals and do a try on session on Instagram. You can always rewatch my video if you go to my profile and click 'Try-On'. I will also be doing a roundup of everything in an upcoming blog post. 

19 February 2018

Cable Knit Fur

J.Crew vest, last year (almost identical here and similar here) L.L. Bean Signature Cotton Fisherman Tunic Sweater Hudson Barbara High Rise Skinny Jeans Tory Burch riding boot, old (similar here) Tory Burch York Buckle Tote Karen Walker The Number One Sunglasses | Photography by: Hannah Jean

Happy Monday! Right after I hit publish on this post I am going to do BBG week 2. Last week went well, my muscles just hurt pretty bad getting back into it. I also wasn't able to fit in all 3 cardio exercises and only did 1. That's okay because this week I am going to complete it all. There are a ton of sales happening today! I placed a large order at Old Navy because they are offering 35% off plus free shipping. Loft has a few things I wanted to buy but they are currently sold out, everything is 40% off with code HAPPY! I haven't been doing too much shopping, but I am trying to find some cute spring and vacation wear because the weather is actually warming up!

16 February 2018

Save or Splurge: Springs Most Popular Items

SAVE: Espadrille Wedges // Straw Bag // Ark Bag // Taupe Bag // Taupe Booties // White Sandals //Black Sunglasses // Grey Slides
SPLURGE: Espadrille Wedges // Straw Bag // Ark Bag // Taupe Bag // Taupe Booties // White Sandals //Black Sunglasses // Grey Slides

How is it already Friday? This week has really flown by and am I excited to have the day off. I will be doing my BBG workout, take the pups for a walk, run errands and later grab dinner with my friends! Today's post is super fun for me to put together. It is a save or splurge, which is showing you exact look-alike of this springs most popular items. It's so crazy how much this espadrille that is only $79 which you could apply coupons too looks exactly like this espadrille that will cost you $190.

Personally, I own 6 of the look-alike items and am very pleased with them. Doing this, I am on trend but am saving thousands of dollars. One of my favorite items from above is this ark bag. I bought it earlier this year for my trip and did not expect it to be high quality because of the price. I was so wrong! This thing traveled so well and is really nicely made. Cannot believe anyone would spend the $160 the designer item because they have got to be the exact same thing. Are there any save or splurge items you have been loving lately?


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