Work Wear Friday - Feb. 22, 2018

Friday, February 23, 2018

Guys, can I just tell you how OVER the cold weather I am?? When fall is beginning, I get so excited for sweaters and scarves and boots. But by the time February rolls around, I am ready for WARMTH. I'm always cold, so I don't really like cold weather. I just like dressing for it because I love big cozy sweaters. But I have definitely moved on to the sundresses and sandals mindset.

I'm going to try this weeks Work Wear Friday a little differently and try to find the things I wear that are on sale, or similar versions that are cheaper. I am a HUGE bargain shopper and will never buy anything full price, so even though my favorite jeans retail for $180, I actually only paid $70 for them!! I'm obsessed with Nordstrom Rack (#rackpack) and TJMaxx/Marshalls. They have great brands at about half the cost (if not more). My friends know I'm a deal hunter, so I can help you be one, too! 

SO, here we go! Shop any of the looks by clicking the green links

Monday started off sooo nice!! 60 when I left for work, 30 when I got home. Gross. I got this jacket from Express, but wait until it goes on sale as I'm sure it will again soon! It fits TTS, I'm wearing an XS. I got this shirt from Target about a year ago. I can't look at their clothes or I'll buy something.

I LOVE THIS SWEATER! And it's on sale right now!! It fits TTS, I'm wearing an XS. The leather boots are a staple and go well with pretty much anything. 

similar sports bra here and cheaper here // similar leggings // shoes, similar cheaper here

My workout outfit is all from Victoria's Secret and both are currently sold out, but I linked some similar ones. I wear a Small in their leggings as they won't fit over my hips otherwise, and a Small top.  

sweater // jeans, cheaper here // boots, similar cheaper here

I get so many compliments on this sweater, and it's been re-stocked AND is on sale for about $50!! I sized up to a Medium for an oversized, OTS look. 

OMG these boots! I wore the black ones all day and had just gotten these taupe ones in the mail. I am in love AND they're also on sale for under $50!!

Patagonia vest, similar cheaper here // pullover // corduroy pants // booties

Slightly obsessed with this Patagonia vest lately. It's so warm and soft. I haven't been able to find it on sale, and it is kind of pricey, so I linked another white furry vest. My pullover and burgundy corduroy pants are both on sale right now!!

similar crop top here, cheaper here // similar leggings // similar yoga mat

I am all about at-home workouts. And if you haven't tried this green smoothie, it's amazing. I literally drink it every day. My leggings are Victoria Sport and while they're a little pricey, I highly recommend them. They're very comfortable and supportive. If you're an Angel Card member, you get coupons in the mail every month one one is usually for 20% one item. Best part? You can combine them together AND use then on sale items. I got this top from TJMaxx for $15 and love the detail. 

sweater, cheaper here // jeans // boots

Made it to another Friday! Very happy that 1, I only have ONE more week of in person classes and it’s just to take my finals and 2 that we are almost done with our closings at work so slowing back down to the manageable crazy instead of the overwhelming crazy. I’m considering this outfit for my engagement photos, what do you think? I am having the hardest time deciding on anything to wear

This sweater is versatile and can be worn off the shoulder or as a cowl neck. I’m wearing an XS. I linked a cheaper version for you here, too. My jeans are on sale right now for under $40!! They fit great and are very comfortable. I wear a 26 which is equivalent to a size 2. And my boots that I looove are currently 60% off, making them just over $50!

Is anyone doing anything exciting this weekend?! 



Engagement Photo Dresses

Sunday, February 18, 2018

My idea for our engagement photos was that we could have one nice, fancy look and one casual look.  I looked around myself and only found one dress I liked, and then I realized I could ask my Trunk Club stylist, Taylor, to help me out and see what she could find. I will tell you she did NOT see the dress that I bought before sending me the 2 she sent, she just nailed what I was looking for that well! 

These are from my latest Trunk, which had 8 other items in it as usual. That whole review will be up later this week :) If you're interested in trying Trunk Club, use my link to use my same awesome stylist, Taylor!

After trying them all on and struggling with which I liked best, I thought I would throw it out to you guys to help me decide! Please leave a comment letting me know which is your favorite! Our photos are NEXT SATURDAY, the 24th! Which is also our one year anniversary :) 

Work Wear Friday - Feb. 16, 2018

Friday, February 16, 2018

Hi All! I took a much-needed break last week, but am happy to be back. Last week was midterm week and things have been crazy at work, so I'm trying not to burn the candle at both ends. I also worked from home all of last week, so I only had leggings and Jake's sweatshirts to show haha!

I am happy to report I got A's on both midterms and am so happy I'm half way done with these classes because having to be in class in person from 6pm-10pm 2 days a week is reeeallly wearing me thin these days. 

I hope everyone had a wonderful Valentine's Day! This was my first Valentine's Day with Jake (we started officially dating a week after last year), and I love LOVE so Jake knew it needed to be special. Valentine's Day is also my half birthday (meaning the 6 month mark right in between). If you follow me on Instagram (which you should!), you already know Jake came to surprise me at work and hand deliver an Edible Arrangement to me to just make me smile. He knows I've been stretched thin lately with work and school being so busy. It was so, so sweet of him. He even got a bigger one so I could share it with everyone! Bonus points. I've included a picture for you below :) 

Since I have class on Wednesday nights, he took me to a very nice dinner on Thursday at the place where we had our first "fancy" date. It's called Bristol Seafood Grill, and if you live in KC you NEED to go! It was so wonderful to be able to go back almost a year later and reminisce on how much has changed since we started dating. Who knew 10 months after we had that date we would get engaged!! (He did, I did not haha)

Keratin Hair Treatment Review

Saturday, February 10, 2018

Being born with naturally curly hair is both a blessing and a curse. I can't wake up and just walk out the door without putting significant effort into my hair if I want to wear it down. It dries out so easily and therefore gets frizzy, which leads me to putting it up anyway. When I have good hair days, it's great! But I think they're few and far between now that my hair is longer and I've dyed it so much throughout my life.

So instead of constantly straightening my hair every few days, I've decided to invest in a Keratin treatment to see what it will do to help me. And I thought I'd share the process with you guys in case anyone else is considering getting it done. They're typically around $300, so it really is an investment, but it's so worth it!!