Monday, August 29, 2016

Seasons Change



 








Coat: Forever 21 (On sale for $21 & also available in blush & nude), Bodysuit: Express (This one's very similar!), Jeans: Zara - Similar here, Bag: Tory Burch - Love this dupe from Target!, Shoes: Bought last year from Dillard's (very similar here)

I always love when there's a new season upon us especially fall! It's a chance for change - weather, schedules, house decor, yourself & your closet. It makes for a great time to clean out your closet and make room for clothes for the new season. I will definitely be doing that later today! It feels like you have a whole new wardrobe at the start of every season because you get to start wearing clothes that hasn't seen the light of day in so long. Although we're still holding on to the very end of summer, I picked up a few perfect fall essentials over the weekend - this jacket being one of them! It's such a soft material & comes in the prettiest of colors. I wanted all three of them! You also couldn't beat the price. These coats are very versatile & go with so much! It's also perfect for the cooler weather because it's a very light material but still provides coverage. 

On to the shoes - leopard is a print that I have yet to get tired of...and probably never will. It's a classic statement piece, and I think it's a shoe that needs a forever home in your closet! 

Anyway, I had a weekend full of painting walls & decorating 14 dozen cookies, so I'm going to extend my weekend by one day especially in this rainy weather! I think Tyce likes that idea as well. 

Hope your Monday doesn't feel like one! 

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Faux Leather + Denim












Tee - Forever 21 (Old) - Similar here, Leggings: You can find these literally everywhere, but linked a few here & here., Denim Jacket: Abercrombie & Fitch...from 8th grade - similar herehere & love this oversized one, Cap: Agaci (Steal for $11 & available in so many colors) & here. Shoes: Adidas

This outfit is one that is easy to put together from basics already in your closet - grey tee, black leggings & denim jacket. I can't believe this denim jacket has made it through all my closet cleanouts and has been in there for almost 10 years - guess it's vintage now! Denim jackets are definitely a staple item though.
Now the baseball cap - I love ball caps...especially after a couple of days of not washing my hair or just having a bad hair day. They're easy to throw on and go on your way. Normally, even though I love the Rangers, I buy the ball caps with the cute logos like the Yankees & the Dodgers! Total girl move! Lately though, I've been loving the faux leather and nude suede caps, and I just came across this one while walking through the mall the other day and saw it in a window. It was only $11! 


Update: I'm still going strong on the biggest loser challenge with my family! It actually hasn't been that hard this time around to eat healthier...only time I struggle is when I'm at my mom's bakery. I also have about 8 dozen cookies to decorate between today and tomorrow - talk about tempting! 2 weeks down...6 weeks to go!

Tyce is giving me the sad eyes because he wants to go play, so that's it for now!

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

The Blues...








Dress: BCBGeneration (30% off right now!), Boots: Vince Camuto - Very similar ones for $70 less here, Necklace: Baublebar (On sale!), Bag: Louis Vuitton, Keychain: Charlotte Russe

OTK's and a t-shirt dress make a perfect summer to fall transition outfit. I have been so anxious to pull out these boots ever since I purchased them from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale, so I've been loving the rainy & cloudy weather lately. OTK boots are a fall staple, and they'll definitely get lots of wear out of them. I love the chunky heel because it gives them a more casual look, and also adds comfort. This dress is so basic, but believe it or not, I've been on the hunt for it for a while. Clearly, once something catches my eye, I have a hard time forgetting it (like the maxi I recently posted about it...and Kalep! ;) lol) I saw it on one of the girls working at BCBGeneration awhile back, but they didn't have anymore left in store. I just loved the blue hue of it, and the fact that it could be dressed up or dressed down, so when I came across it the other day at Dillard's and on sale, I was sold. T-shirt dresses are always a great basic to keep in your closet.

In other news, we're finally getting around to finishing projects around the house! I found so many great finds at Homegoods & Hobby Lobby yesterday for our guest bedroom, or I should say Tyce's bedroom. For some reason, he loves to lounge around on the rug in there. I guess he's outgrown sleeping in the room with us! :( Anyway, I'm hoping to do more blog posts focused on home decor related topics! If you have any ideas - shoot them my way! :)

Make today beautiful!


Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Statement Jackets









Jacket: Tularosa (Almost 50% off!), Jeans: Zara, Shoes: Steve Madden, Necklace: Gorjana (via Rocksbox)


I love any statement piece that easily makes an outfit, and this jacket is definitely one of those! The fringe detail is so cute, and it's on major sale right now. Tularosa is one of my favorite brands, but it's definitely a brand you have to splurge on, so it's great when I find pieces on sale. A statement jacket looks great paired with a tee, a pair of ripped jeans or cutoffs & some sandals or booties. It's a very transitional piece between fall and the cooler days of summer. I should've probably sized down one size because the sleeves fit me a little long. This one comes in various colors, and I've linked them in the widget below! There's a similar blue one that's even cheaper! 

Also, the necklace I'm wearing is from this month's Rocksbox! Don't forget to use code: gladyswardenxoxo to give it a try for a month - completely free! 

In other news, Kalep & I just started a biggest loser challenge with my family on Sunday, so I'm pretty excited to have some motivation to start working out and eating cleaner. I sure needed it! I have the hardest time finding cute shorts or jeans that look good...and I finally accepted that the problem is my thighs...not the jeans (lol!). Hopefully, this challenge helps me with that, so everyone wish me luck. Kalep swears he has it in the bag, but we'll see about that! 

Hats off to a happy Tuesday! 




Friday, August 12, 2016

MAXI LOVIN'














Dress: Dillard's, Shoes: Steve Madden (Found a selection of sizes available for $50 here)

This dress first caught my eye at my cousin's wedding last month. I saw it on a girl and completely fell in love with it, but she left before I got a chance to ask her where it was from. She was pregnant at the time, so it even made for a perfect maternity dress. Well a couple of weeks ago, Kalep and I were strolling through Dillard's when I came across it, and I just had to have it. It worked out because it was on major sale too! Right now, I'm trying not to buy clothing that's strictly for summer because we're on the verge of fall. This dress is perfect for both. The material is light, but the sleeves and maxi length provide some cover up for cooler weather. It runs true to size, but unfortunately, it's only available in XS online. I linked some of their newer versions that are available in all sizes below + a couple of others in the widget below!

Have a fabulous weekend!

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