What I’m Buying…President’s Day Sales

Happy Sunday. Hopefully you are enjoying a long President’s Day weekend. My company did not get the memo that this a holiday weekend so I will be back at it tomorrow.  I’ve been squeezing in some online shopping as the deals have been too hard to pass up so I thought I’d share a few of my purchases and crushes with you all.

I really love American Eagle Outfitters prices and the fact that almost all their styles come in XXS and 00. Also their clearance prices are ridiculously affordable. Below I’ve linked the styles I snapped up and I’ll make sure to do a try on post/story too.

Peplum top  * Wrap dress * Shift Dress * Hoodie

American Eagle President’s Day Sale Highlights:

Express has really been stepping up their petite friendly game lately. Everything is 40% off on their site for the President’s Day weekend. I was able to get a few dress and some 00 jeggings. I have not tried their denim before and for under $50, I thought it was worth a shot.

Express President’s Day Sale Highlights:

 

Have a wonderful Sunday and hope you are enjoying a long weekend!

 

Leather and Lace Outfit

We made it to Friday!!! I remember when I worked in retail, Friday celebrating meant nothing to me so I apologize if your Friday is just getting your work week started. I actually picked up some extra work projects so I will be working from home this weekend and catching up on some gardening and pre-Spring cleaning. Any big plans so I can live vicariously through you?

I wanted to take a second to share my Valentine’s Day date night outfit. Let me just start off by saying I never, ever thought I would wear leather leggings. I was paranoid I would look like catwoman or a biker babe. Something possessed me to buy these faux leather leggings from Nordstrom’s about a year ago and it turns out, I love them and did not turn into catwoman.

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Lace Top XS * Faux Leather Leggings (currently sold out)* Heels

They are just the perfect amount of edgy and sexy for date night and I think what’s so fun is that they are way outside what I usually would wear. For V-day, I paired them with this lace top from Target. It’s so feminine and I can wear it to work with dress pants or bootcut jeans and heels.

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Lace Top XS * Faux Leather Leggings (currently sold out) * Heels

I will try to do another post on leather legging outfits as they are really versatile and great for date night or a party. Unfortunately, this specific pair is sold out at Nordstrom right now, but will try to update when they restock as the price is under $25, they wash well and fit like a glove.

Lesson learned….step outside of your comfort zone and try something! You might love it and even if you don’t, what’s the worst that can happen?! Be bold and try something new!

Have a happy weekend!

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Flirty Spring Dress under $30

Did you do anything fun for Valentine’s Day? The hubs and I are typically low key and stay home on the V-Day, but I surprised him with a dinner out on the town. He loves surprises so this was a good reminder to try to do more of them and be more spontaneous (not a strength of mine!). Whether you had a Valentine or not, know that you are beautiful and so uniquely you. There is only one YOU so go be amazing with that you-ness.

I wanted to share this little number I found on Target.com for only $29 and of course with my Red card I got free shipping and an additional 5%. Woot Woot! The brand is Speechless which I’ve never seen in my local Target store so perhaps it is an online exclusive?

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Dress XS * Wedges

The fabric is lightweight and sheer but is not see through due to the lining. It’s cinched at the waist, but is roomy on the lower half. The bell sleeves are not overwhelmingly billowy- they’re just right. While I’m wearing wedges, I think this a pair of beige booties would be perfect as well.

I would love to hear about your Valentine’s Day and what you did for your sweetie or what someone did for you!

Wishing you a beautiful day!

Friday Fitting Room Finds

Welcome to Friday! We made it. Any fun plans for the weekend ahead? We have zero plans over here and that’s the way we like it. Today I wanted to share some fitting room finds from Target (aka my second home).

Have you had a chance to check out Universal Thread at your local Target or online yet? They have some really cute pieces and the shoe and accessories line up are amazing. I have found that their denim shorts and pants do run a little bigger despite offering a 00 size in store.

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Wrap Dress * Booties

I was excited to see this dress was restocked at my store as it was previously sold out. It’s a wrap style dress that is shorter in the front than the back with ruffles. It’s an orangish coral color. Beyond cute, alas it was just a little too big in the chest and waist. I hope it works for you though because I love it and would totally wear these boots with it (and a denim jacket!!)

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Next was this flirty top that reminds me of the weekend. It would be perfect with some black or white skinny jeans on date night or a weekend BBQ. The XS was roomy and loose, but that is the style of this top and balances well with the off the shoulder cut. I don’t see it online yet, so I will link it up once it shows up there.

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Tank

I bought this New Day tank top. It’s so springy and I plan to pair it a couple of ways… with white shorts, under a blazer or cardigan and with a black maxi skirt. There’s at least three different outfits! By the way, these tanks are $8 each or 2 for $14 and I have a variety of colors as I use them for layering and underneath sheer tops.

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Tie Dye Tank

And yet another tank…did I mention it’s been 75 degrees in San Diego for this entire month of February?! We are blessed and loving this sunshine. I like the tie dye and it fits comfortably and on the looser side.

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Off the shoulder top

Last but not least, another off the shoulder, boho style top. The bell sleeves are super dramatic on this one which is kind of fun, but I imagine myself accidentally dipping them into my plate of food or lighting on fire while I’m cooking. I probably would become a safety hazard if I wore this. I do love the baby blue color and smocked top detail.

And that’s a wrap. I hope you have a beautiful Friday and weekend!

Dress with pockets…enough said

Happy Hump Day!

Today I am bringing you a little midi length dress I found while perusing through Nordstrom Rack. At first glance, I didn’t love the print, but once I put it on it was a different story.

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Dress XS * Wedges

It’s got a nice cinch at the waist, hits about 2 inches below the knee AND it has pockets! There is just something about a dress with pockets that makes me feel happy and at ease. So while the pockets are hands down the best feature of this dress, the price is the second best thing….it’s just under $16 because it’s on clearance. Last I checked, all sizes are still in stock with the exception of Large. You’re welcome.

 

 

Peasant Top Under $20!

Made it through Monday and a Super Bowl Monday at that! I am just popping in today to share a top that I love because it’s on clearance and under $20 right now. I paid full price for it awhile ago (whomp, whomp…). It’s a cute, little peasant, style top with 3/4 length sleeve.

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Peasant Top XSWedges * AE denim 00Reg

What I love about this top is how lightweight it is without being see-through. The color is kind of a dusty rose and the lace detail is so feminine. I always get compliments about this top. Really flattering and beyond comfortable! Did I mention it’s machine washable AND you can throw it in the dryer on low heat.

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Peasant Top XS *  Wedges * AE denim 00Reg

 

Hope you have an amazing day!

 

Bell sleeve striped top

DSC_0033Bell Sleeve Top XS * Wedges * AE denim 00Reg * Necklace

Target’s new brand, Universal Thread officially launched today and I am loving it so far. My local Target already had the brand shop set up and it was a mad house with all of us shoppers tearing through it. I was able to get my hands on this adorable bell sleeve, striped top. It is very reminiscent of Madewell or J.Crew.

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Bell Sleeve Top XS * Wedges * AE denim 00Reg * Necklace

I paired it up with my favorite Mossimo and Supply Co wedges and a little stone pendant necklace also bearing the Universal Thread brand name.

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Bell Sleeve Top XS * Wedges * AE denim 00Reg * Necklace

The fabric is really thin so you’ll want to wear a tank underneath. How about a red tank or coral tank for a pop of color?

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Bell Sleeve Top XS * Wedges * AE denim 00Reg * Necklace

Really fun button detail down the back. Good job yet again, Target!!