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The Affordable Oversized Chunky Cardigan...









Happy Tuesday!
I'm pretty particular about dresses, but I had to see what all the hype was about with this side ruched body con dress. After wearing it quite a few times, I now see what everyone's talking about! It's so flattering! And to complete the look, I layered on my new favorite chunky cardigan. I've been seeing a lot of the Free People one, and though I'm obsessed with that one too, this one that I'm wearing today is more on the affordable side. So it's a great alternative to the FP version!

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Just A Few Fall Favorites...


Good morning and happy Friday! I've got to keep it short today because Justin, Ryleigh, and I have big plans this weekend: we're seeing our best friends get married! Yay! So so happy for them! :)

Today I wanted to point out a few key fall favorites that I'm currently crushing on! First is fall dresses: just pair them with a cute cardigan, booties, and felt hat and you're giving off all those fall vibes! I'm really loving this yellow long sleeve dress and this side rushed body con dress (I have this in the dark coral). I've also been on a Free People kick lately (guilty) and this top screams fall florals! So I definitely need this top in my life, and a.s.a.p.! Of course, you have to have the right accessories, and this leopard print scarf is the perfect throw on piece, and just $20! Also, I know ya'll have been seeing these dainty disc y-necklaces everywhere, and I found this one at a very affordable price!

Hope ya'll have a wonderful weekend! Thanks for stopping by! xoxo

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Super Flare Sleeves...








Good morning everyone! It's been pretty chilly for the last few days due to the hurricane, so this flared sleeve thermal top definitely came in handy! Best part, it's only $40 and totally worth every penny! I styled it with these black knee ripped skinny jeans, then topped it off with the perfect fall hat. This outfit screams fall, and I'm just ready to start dressing for it, haha!

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Tied Sleeve Sweater...











Hey everyone and happy Thursday! I first off want to say, thank you for all the out pouring love and support from my most recent post (here and on Instagram). I honestly wouldn't be doing this without you, so again thank you!

So today, I just want to keep it short and sweet because I've got to get a move on here shortly, but I wanted to share this cozy tie sleeve sweater from Express. I originally bought it during their labor day sale event, and I'm now regretting that I didn't pick this up in another color, wash!

When I had gone to the beach recently with my family, to take family photos, we were strolling around Southport, NC, and of course I was sporting this awesome lightweight sweater! It looks great with a pair of cutoffs and sandals, but I've styled it totally different, in today's post, with skinny jeans and perforated booties. So now I'm thinking, the next time their sweaters are on sale, I'm snagging this same sweater in a new color!

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This skirt is only $29! + Being Honest About Blogging...











Hello and happy Tuesday! Today I'm sharing the most adorable little skirt--with a twist! And it comes at a great price too ($29)!  It's the perfect transitional skirt for fall, and I've already worn it quite a few times (and a few different ways!). The way I have it styled today has to be my favorite! I originally wore this look last week with a jean jacket, but I'm still crushing on utility jackets, so I swapped out the denim for this one! It's  an old jacket from a couple years back, but I think this similar one will be a good next pick. Overall, this jersey knit skirt is super comfortable and flattering and will look great paired with white sneakers, a ball cap, and fitted sweatshirt!

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OK, and now to the real stuff...
 I know I've been off my blogging game recently, and haven't been keeping up with the consistency of posting, but it has become quite challenging with life pretty much being at non-stop. But not only that, the whole blogging game is changing; so it's hard to stay positive and motivated when you start feeling discouraged and/or uninspired (which is how I've been feeling lately). I've been blogging since the beginning of 2014 and have been blessed with opportunities and meeting new people, but it has also had its moments that weren't always Instagram worthy or picture perfect. The blogging journey has made me realize things about myself and that I've lost the passion that I once had at the start of it all. And after admitting that, I realize that I don't need to worry so much about the "likes" or the "follows", but that I need to take a few steps back (back to the beginning) and ask myself why I started blogging in the first place. I can't let the IG 'stats' determine my value or to even let it validate me as a blogger. I started it as a creative outlet for my outfit inspirations, and also as a place where you can find affordable outfit pieces. To this day I always try my best to stick with things under $50, because I also want my blog to be a relatable place for those who can't always splurge every week for the top looks. I'm sure I still have a lot of reflecting and figuring things out when it comes to my blog, so till then, I'm blogging for fun and at my own pace!

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