Spring fashion haul

While the snow is falling outside the window and blanketing my car and driveway, I am fantasizing about Spring. While I love wearing layers of clothes and sweaters, all of my recent purchases show Spring time is on my mind and the warmer weather that’s to come. While I have purchased  more clothes (and shoes)than I have in a while, I’ve been trying to fill in gaps in my closet(mostly blouses). Here are my Spring clothing purchases from the past few weeks.

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1Anorak Jacket- After looking through countless options online, I got lucky and found one on sale at a local boutique that was going out of business. The longer length makes this a great alternative to a cardigan for spring time and the light weight material makes this perfect for transition weather. I couldn’t find the exact one online ,but found some that are similar.

 

2.As soon as I saw this blouse on ChichWish I knew I needed to add it to my closet. One of the big trends continuing into spring are bell sleeves and ruffles. I love the detailing on the sleeve and the contrast against the blue and white stripes.fullsizeoutput_75_fotor

3.Since I’ve been loving mom jeans and high waisted jeans, I wanted to find a boxy cropped length top. This cropped shirt by Spiritual Gangster was another find from the botique that was closing. It  isn’t too short and the boxy fit makes this perfect to throw on top of jeans and head out the door. I also love that this is a graphic tee since I have been wanting to add a few more to my closet. While I couldn’t find the exact one online, I did find some similar ones.

4.I have been on the hunt for a body suit, more specifically a henley style. While browsing the American Eagle website, I happened to find this and immediately ordered it.  I love the deep v-neck and the ribbed fabric. I have a feeling this is going to get a lot of wear and plan on picking this up in white.

5.Lately I have been obsessed with blue, maybe because I’ve avoided this shade for a while(more specifically lighter shades).While shopping around downtown a few weekends I immediatly gravitated to this top since the shade caught my eye and noticed this also happened to be an off the shoulder top(even better!). I can’t wait for it to warm up so I can wear this. I found a few tops that are similar to this one

 

 

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1.I ended up finding this while at the Free People store this weekend. While it’s on the website for full prince, I lucked out and found it on sale for $29.99 plus an extra 30% off! While it’s actually a tunic, I bought it to wear around this house as an alternative to a robe(working remotley has it’s perks).I love the floral print and the tie detailing on the sleeves.FP.jpg

2.Another Free People find, I have been looking for a mock neck tank top and I love the flowy fit of this.It has just a little bit of drape to and will look great with a bralette under it. I decided to go with the plum color (I own enough black and white tank tops)since it will give a pop of color to black jeans or have a great vibrant contrast with white jeans.

3.It wouldn’t be a haul without me featuring Old Navy shoes. I went in with the intentions to buy the mint colored loafers, however these white perferated moccasins just screamed warm sunny weather. If you can actually believe it, I own flats in every color except brown. These brown ballet flats  were on sale for $9.99 plus an extra 30% off and knew I couldn’t leave the store without them.

4.How can you mention spring time without thinking of greenery and flowers. I ended up falling in love with the planters at Anthropologie store and had a hard time narrowing it down. Since the bf and I had discussed growing some fresh herbs , I knew these herb pots would be perfect . Since they are cement, they have some weight to them  and I love the detailing on them. Now we just need to choose which herbs to plant. While at Anthro,this planter caught my eye when I saw it and was a steal at$14(especially for Anthropologie). I’m still deciding on where this planter is acutally going to go and what I’m going to put in it. I’m thinking of picking up this tree trunk planter or this pink ridged teracotta in the large size.fullsizeoutput_78.jpeg

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5.I had been eyeing this top on the Madewell website for a while. When I saw it at the store and tried it on I knew this was coming home with me even though this is a long sleeve version almost identical to a shirt I own already from Madewell. However since I love the print of it so much, I had to add this to my closet. While the shirt is light weight, it still manages to have some weight to it which makes it perfect for a cooler night or when it’s a little chilly out.

6.Because I don’t own enough short sleeve tops from Madewell , I ended up picking this up as well. I love the effortlessness of this top. I love the vertical stripes and I love the cut of this blouse especially the sleeves, which keep it from being your every day short sleeve button up blouse. The looseness of the top and light weight fabric make this perfect when the temperature starts to climb. I can’t wait to wear this with my white moccasins.

 

Now that my spring wardrobe has pretty much complete, the only thing left for me to buy are a pair (or 2)of sneakers ,possibly another pair of denim shorts and a dress for a wedding I’m going to this spring. I’m eyeing a few different dresses from the brand Show Me Your Mumu. I seriously want to buy everything on the website, so deciding on style of dress and print is going to be a tough choice.

 

Anyone else starting to buy clothes for Spring? What are you looking to add to your Spring wardrobe?  Hope everyone had a good weekend and has a great Monday!

 

 

 

 

 

 

5 Favorite Things

I was supposed to get this posted last week, but decided I wanted to add more photos to the post which I ended up procrastinated on.I’m currently in the process of getting used to working a later schedule instead of early mornings.

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  1. Mieroglyphs-I was contacted by the company via Instagram on being an affiliate for them.After checking out their Instagram and their website to see if the brand was something I would want to work with , I decided to agree. The bracelets are made from sustainable materials and are vegan friendly.I went with the S bracelet in a neutral color since I wanted something that would work with all my other accessories and wardrobe.I love that it’s super lightweight and comfortable which is great since I spend most of my day at a computer typing.  Check out their website and If you love what they have to offer, check out their e use the discount code COUTURE20 for 20% off of your order.fullsizeoutput_6e
  2. Old Navy Shoes-You would think after buying 3 pairs of boots from here(I have been living in my chelsea boots since buying them earlier this year) I would no longer be surprised by the quality of their shoes. I ended up picking up the perfect nude heel for under $11 and some navy blue driving loafers(I love the mint color) which are the comfiest flats in my closet right now. fullsizeoutput_6f
  3. Faux Fur Throw- I talked about this in my last blog post, but honestly, I am still so super obsessed with it and the one I have laying on my closet floor. The next room to get one is probably going to be the livingroom either for the sofa or a shag like rug .2017-01-27 04_Fotor.jpg
  4. Highwaisted relaxed jean- A bit of a mouthful to say. I have been on the hunt for the perfect white/light colored jeans for a while. I knew I wanted a more relaxed  fit and something distressed. While browsing the Nordstrom Rack site I ended up finding Mother Denim jeans. I have heard of this brand, but never tried them before which made me a little leery.After trying them on, I can safely say these are exactly what I had in mind. I got lucky and found a pair of The Perfect Vintage jean by Madewell for about $30! While the pair I have are sold out, I have linked some similar ones.
    1. BDG Mom Jean 
    2. Madewell Perfect Vintage Jean
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  6. Urban Outfitters Sweater- It’s no surprise I love Urban Outfitters since I almost always have something linked in a post from them and I briefly worked at one. This BDG Waffle knit sweater is my favorite thing I have ever gotten from UO. I have to stop myself from putting this sweater on everyday. It’s a blush color that works well with all shades of denim and all styles from skinny jeans to flares. Just oversized enough without looking like a tent and a long enough to keep you covered if you pair with leggings.I also love the neck on it. High enough to keep you warm without being constricting likes some turtlenecks. I also picked this up in green multi which is more of a blue with some green mixed in._dsc1317_fotor

What are some of your 5 favorite things you are loving? Hope everyone has a good weekend

Office Space

 

You would think after over 2 months of having to wake up early and be out the door by 6:20 at the latest, waking up early would become routine. Definitately not the case for me. I just want to bury myself under the covers and sleep the day away especially since it has been cold,dark and snowy outside . After months about posting about wanting to have a desk, I finally bought one since I will be working from home . Right now I pretty much have my ideal desk layout, however once I’m working remotely, I will be gifted with dual monitors and a clunky phone which will probably take up all of the space on my desk so I am enjoying the space while I can. Garrett bought himself a new desk too since his was starting to break and also to  justify the $100 delivery fee since we live no where near Ikea.

Garrett took the day off to accept delivery and assembled both desks by himself. To be honest, I was a little worried on what the quality would be like for the desk, but I’m pleasantly surprised at how solid it feels. I wish cabinet door had a back to it instead of being open and the desk has a smooth, but rough texture that attracts Annabell’s fur, but therwise I am happy with how it looks. It has a decent amount of storage space for all my office supplies and more and just fits against the wall between the window and Garrett’s closet.

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My new white quilted chair
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I added a faux fur throw from target to give it a fun trendy look

Get The look

  • Desk- I was going between a few different desks from Ikea. I knew I wanted it to be white, compact, and a fairly minimal design. I am happy with the choice that I went with.
  • Chair-I ended up with an armless chair since I figured it would be easier to sit upright and push my chair under the desk. I found my chair at TJ Maxx, but this chair from Bed,Bath,& Beyond is identical, if not the same chair.
  • Faux Fur Throw- While I love the look of these faux fur chairs from PB Teen (1 2)it’s a little outside of my budget. A great way to get this look is a faux fur throw. I ended up picking up this one from Target and I couldn’t be happier with it. If your feeling crafy, there are some DIY videos and articles on how to make your own as well.
  • Desk Accessories-I ended up getting lucky and finding a pen cup, small organizer tray,and a tape dispenser by Poppin at Marshalls. Another great option for fun desk accessories is Ban.do which has everything from pens, tape, and a bunch of cute notebooks and planners .
  • Pens-While I love a good ol’ Bic pen, I am loving pens in bright fun prints like these Lily Pullitzer ones from Papyrus or these ones by Sugar Paper at Target
  • Air Plant-My sister gifted me with an air plant from Prismatic Gardens for Christmas and I love it. It adds a small touch of green and is super easy maintenance. I love this one This plant mister  from Urban Outfitters is just as pretty as it is functional and use it for my airplant and other plants around the apartment.
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While I prefer a minimal space, Garrett is going for a Mega Man & Sonic theme.

After complaining about wanting a new desk for over a year, he finally got his dream desk, or close enough to it. He ended up ordering a stand to hold his monitors to give it a more clean look and is happy to not have his tower on the floor( much to Annabell’s dismay). His is more of a work station and dwarfs my simple desk in comparison. Next on his list is to buy upgraded computer parts and build a new one.

I will hopefully have an updated apartment post soon. We just bought new curtains for the living room and finally have a sofa cover since the sofa has some scratch marks and tears on it(thanks to Annabell). Since I will be working from home and going back to a later schedule I should be back to posting regularly again or at least aiming for one post a week.

Hope everyone is having a great week!

Music Monday

It’s been a while since I’ve posted one of these. Aside from my Spotify Discover Weekly playlist, I feel like I’ve been stuck on repeat so to speak when it comes to what I have been listening to and recently have been listening to something that’s not Bon Iver, Passion Pit-Manners, or Band of Horses.  

Here is what I have been listening to lately

  • Lykke Li
  • Phantogram
  • SilverSun Pickups
  • Rage Against the Machine 
  • Tegan and Sara
  • Grizzly Bear
  • The Sounds 

 

What have you been listening to lately? Hope everyone is having a great start to the week!