Faux fur vest in Maine’s winter wonderland

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Vest / Sweater / Jeans / Boots / Hermes Bracelet / David Yurman Bracelet / Watch

We had our first 30 degree day in a while in my hometown, it has been below freezing recently so this felt WARM! I found this faux fur vest at Target the other day, I tried it on just for fun and did not expect to love it, but I do! It was on sale for $20 so I had to get it. I don’t own anything like it, but it adds so much to the simplest of outfits! It’s so cozy and it has a hood too! So if you’re looking for a faux fur vest, check Target because they always have great sales! Also – I have become obsessed with Express denim, so if you are looking for a good pair of dark wash jeans, check Express because they also have good sales!

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My favorite designer dupe shoe finds

Don’t get me wrong, there is a very long list of designer items that are on my wish list –  but on a college budget that is so far from realistic. I’ve found so many designer dupes at Target, Express, H&M, and various other boutiques, so why would I ever spend more than I have to for the same exact thing?! I’ve gotten so many compliments on a lot of the items in this post today – and people are so surprised when I tell them how affordable it is or where it’s from! It’s surprisingly very easy to find affordable designer dupes, so I’m sharing some of my favorites!

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These black OTK boots are on sale for $60 at Macy’s! They Calvin Cline dupes, which are originally over $100.

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I found these Steven Madden & Stuart Weitzman dupes at Target for only $50!

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Thermal Top / Jeans / Ankle-Wrap Booties

These heels are dupes of various styles of the  Vince Camuto open toed booties – but these are only $40 from ThirtyOne Boutique!

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Top / Jeans / Wedges

These are by far my favorite pair of wedges I own – they are SO comfy! I got these at Target for only $30 – similar to these Steve Madden ones.

Black Loafers / Black Fur Loafers

Another shoe that is extremely popular lately are these slip ons that are Gucci dupes. I recently purchased the fur ones and they are so comfy – perfect for winter, spring and fall.

 

 

 

A pop of pink

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This is by far one of my favorite pieces of clothing I own – it is the comfiest cashmere cardigan that you can wear in any season. Along with my favorite white jeans that are so worth every penny! I usually don’t wear white on white, but with a pop of pink I love this combo!

 

Casual and comfy summer look

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Cardigan (similar) / Shirt / Jean shorts / Shoes

I just recently bought these jean shorts at Von Maur because I realized I had NONE, and that is such a necessary closet staple. They were only $38 and they are seriously the comfiest shorts EVER, they are so stretchy. This cardigan was only $12 at Forever 21 but I couldn’t find it online, so I linked one very similar. This is the perfect look that doesn’t require much effort, is so comfortable yet cute at the same time. I literally live in these shoes – they’re so comfy and they go with everything!

Casual summer evening out

Blog7Blog8Blog9Blog10Blog11Blog12 Tank topBlack ripped jeans / Heels / Michael Kors Hamilton Tote / Ray Bans

I put my black jeans away when it started to get warmer, but I recently realized they are perfect for a casual dinner out or date night – and totally doable with a light colored top for summertime. They are by far one of the comfiest pair of jeans I own. With basic rips and a versatile style, this jean can be paired with any color top any season. With new trends in the new year, something I’ve loved this season is mixing metals. Whether it be I’m mixing my rings or my bracelets, I have found that it can really tie together an outfit. With this look I wanted to try mixing my metals in a different way. So I decided to mix the metals from my purse with the metals in my jewelry. The black Michael Kors bag features gold chains and buckles, along with a versatile shoulder strap for a more casual business or daytime look. Throw on a pair of pumps and you’re ready for a night out or if you want to dress up your look 🙂

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nordstrom sale favorites

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The Nordstrom anniversary sale is available to everyone in less than an hour so I decided to share last minute some of my favorite items that were marked down to great prices! Of course on my college budget I will not be purchasing all of these items (you’re welcome Mom 😉 ) but I figured those of you who plan to shop the sale may benefit from seeing some of my favorites that are great deals! Items sell out FAST so if you fall in love with something, snag it and check out super quick!

  1. Off the shoulder bell sleeved romper – Only $35!! Seriously the most adorable romper!
  2. Tory Burch Adeline Boot – Marked down from $498 to $299!
  3. Vince Camuto Off the Shoulder Dress
  4. Voluspa Candles – I am seriously OBSESSED with Voluspa candles, and candles in general. They sell these locally @ Valentina in Lake Forest, but 3 of them for only $29.50 is the best deal. They are usually $20 each!
  5. Tory Burch Wallet
  6. Mario Bedescu Collection – I swear by all three of these products. The drying lotion gets rid of acne WITHIN A NIGHT, and the facial spray with aloe & rosewater makes your face feel so refreshed and can also act as a setting spray (I also use it before bed.)
  7. Zella Leggings
  8. BP Booties
  9. Articles of Society ripped skinnies – Only $42!!

My favorite everyday basic tee (under $20!)

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This white slouchy tee from Target is my new favorite thing – it goes with literally ANYTHING and is so soft. It worked perfectly for a casual summer outfit paired with my favorite jeans and new shoes that I am super obsessed with currently. In my opinion, the key to putting together a “casual but cute” outfit is accessorizing with your favorite jewelry. I like to dress up a casual outfit simply just by accessorizing!

White tee // Light wash ripped jeans // Espadrilles // Michael Kos Buckle Bracelet // Michael Kors Watch // Monogram Bracelet // Kendra Scott Cuff Bracelet // Michael Kors Ring // “Coffee Please” Phone Case //