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H&M Faux Leather Leggings – $24.99

Nike Women’s 2018 AeroBill Legacy91 Perforated Golf Hat – $26.00

AE Classic Denim Jacket – ON SALE for $41.96

AE Print Lined Boyfriend Denim Jacket – ON SALE for $55.96

C9 Champion Shoes in Blush – $34.99

Black Jersey T-Shirt – $9.99

Starbucks Tortoise Shell Tumbler In-Store Only! $16.95

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Coffee at midnight, the light reflects the chain on your neck

Today I am thankful to have a day off. This weekend was one of those weekends where you NEED more than two days. Thankfully, both my husband and I had today off for Presidents’ Day, and we’ve been treating it like a second Sunday. If you know me, Sunday is my favorite day of the week, so my heart is full!

Today’s look was a casual “about town” look for brunch, Starbs, and running errands with the hubby. Everything I’m wearing is affordable and designed for the girl on a budget! Check the deets below:

Women’s C.C. Flecked Ombre Pom Beanie – $14.99

Layered necklace – Only available in silver right now – $5.99

Similar gold layered necklace – $7.99

Jacqueline Three-hand Terracotta Leather Mini Watch from Fossil – $115

Aerie Lace Racerback Bralette – On sale for $14.95

V-Neck Rib Knit top – Target $19.99

Abercrombie high-rise jeans – On sale for $44 (ALL JEANS 50% OFF RIGHT NOW!)

Quilted Bag – Amazon $32.99

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Comes Back to Me, Burning Red

It’s finally February! Thank god January is over–it seems like it lasts longer every year. I’ve been super in the Valentine’s Day mood (probably because all the bloggers I follow have been posting the CUTEST Vday posts), so I’m posting this look along with some of my top VDay sweater pics!

So, I’m super upset that I am having such a difficult time finding a similar sweater to this to link you guys to. I found this at the Geneva Commons H&M yesterday for only $6.99 and HAD to snag it as a perfect Valentine’s Day score!

It’s so soft and has this pearl beading detail all over the front and around the sleeves. I’m wearing a Medium because I like my sweaters BIG and BAGGY. Check your local H&M clearance racks for this one!

If you’re more of a pink girl – SHEIN has a pink version of this on sale for $17.00 right now but it’s only in-stock in a small!

Also – if you follow a lot of fashion and style bloggers you have probably noticed them posting this “heart on my sleeve” expensive sweatshirt from Vici Dolls, and it’s always sold out. You can find so many super cute VDay sweaters that look just like the Vici Dolls ones at Shein for like half the price!

This is similar to the “Heart on my sleeve” sweatshirt but it’s only $17.00.

This cute heart-patterned knit is currently $25.00 and only available in a Medium, but I think it’s a cuter version of the sold-out “heartthrob knit top” from Vici Dolls, for $38.00.

Aaaand one more beaded one because I love Shein and they have this one for $28.00 and it’s a one size only, so if you’re tiny like me this will be a baggy one (kinda like the one I’m wearing in my shoot!)

To shop the rest of my affordable VDay look, hit the links below!

Jeans: American Eagle – 25% off today with code SHADOW

Faux suede OTK boots from Charlotte Russe – on sale today for $25.00!

Earrings: Baublebar’s version are currently on sale for $10.00! You can’t beat that.

Bag – Dasein quilted crossbody bag on Amazon for $32.99.

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Currently Loving

TRUTH: I hate long blog posts. Every piece of literature I’ve read on blogging and how to keep your readers locked into your page starts by saying “make your posts longer!” But honestly, It annoys the crap out of me. My husband always tries to look up recipes on pinterest and he’ll get so mad, like “DAMN IT JEN MOTHER OF FIVE I DON’T CARE ABOUT YOUR BAD HAIR DAY AND HOW YOU MADE THIS RECIPE FOR YOUR KIDS’ BIRTHDAY PARTY JUST TELL ME HOW TO MAKE THE DAMN FOOD!!”

So, I’m going to start making my blog posts shorter and getting to the point – starting today with my top makeup & skin care products I am currently loving and using in my daily routine:

  1. Fenty Foundation and Gloss Bombs

I am definitely a gloss over matte girl (especially in the winter when your skin & lips get so dry!)- and I am in love with Fenty’s Gloss Bomb formula. It’s rich & quality texture, without being too sticky. This is one of her most popular colors in Fussy – I use it every day!  ($18.00)

Her foundation, also, is worth the hype. All of her products are reasonably priced for high-end makeup – including this foundation. I use it as my daily wear – Currently using shade 300, but I could go a little more pale because winter has stolen my tan ($34.00)

2. First Aid Beauty: Ultra Repair Lip Therapy, Ultra Repair Cream, Ultra Repair Face Moisturizer, Hello Fab Bendy Avocado Concealer

First Aid Beauty has slowly taken over my skin care routine, one product at a time. I started with their face cleanser, ($21.00), and the tried out their Ultra Repair Cream, (try the mini for $12.00) and now I have a whole FAB collection.

FAB’s Ultra Repair Lip Therapy is a game changer. I seriously have the WORST problems with my lips (autoimmune issues) and no chapstick or lip scrubs help. I started using their Lip Therapy before bed and I have been waking up with soft & smooth lips – a true miracle. ($12.00)

Also – FAB’s Bendy Avocado Concealer is a new necessity of mine. The avocado in it helps hydrate the skin (so important during the winter) and it’s TRULY flexible & full-coverage. For only $22, I don’t know why people aren’t talking about it more! (Thanks for the recommendation Danielle @ SEPHORA Inside JCP Cedar Rapids IA)! 

3. Origins Ginzing Refreshing Eye Cream

I have the WORST time with my under-eye bags. Largely in part due to my autoimmune disease, these bags are permanent and nothing really works to get rid of them. This Origins Ginzing Refreshing Eye Cream is my daily go-to, and while it doesn’t totally get rid of my bags (nothing can) it helps SO much. Combining this and my FAB avocado concealer is my daily routine. ($32.00)

4. Lush Dream Cream

You ever go into LUSH and get Sticker Shock?! Some of their stuff is so pricey, it’s like overwhelming. You’ve got people all over trying to bring you to the tub to drop some bath bombs, workers attacking you with samples, and the floor to ceiling shelves are so overwhelming I swear! When in doubt, grab a bath bomb, and ask for the Dream Cream. I am a lotion lover – and I have never, in all my lotioning days, used a lotion that feels so rich and luxurious as this dream cream does. Not to mention, it’s not a zillion dollars, and it comes with all the perks of buying a lush product – Vegan, cruelty-free, made from the best, natural ingredients. ($29.95)5

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Autumn leaves fallin’ down like pieces into place…

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If you can tell me what song my title is from without googling it, we are automatic best friends.

These are some of my fall essentials right now that I am LOVING – Some old, some new… All part of an affordable look if shopping in the right places… Shop the look below!

Sherpa 1/4 Zip Pullover – $49.99

Print Loafer Mules – Gap Factory $18.99

Cheetah Pointed Toe Mules – Lulus $25.00 (get on waiting list if not in your size! Lulus sells out and restocks constantly)

AE High-Waisted Jeggings – $30

Seamed Brushed Knit Sweater – Forever 21 $38.00

Charlotte Russe Over-the-knee Boots on sale – BOGO $8!

Closed toe Cutout Booties in EIGHT colors – under $30 on Prime!

Auth. Gucci Belt $450.00

Belt Dupe on Amazon – $28.00

8 pack mini suede pumpkins from Target – $8 OR find in individually in Dollar Section!

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Top 8 Picks from the Loft sale

Loft is having a huge sale right now – 40% off your entire purchase in stores and online with code NEWNOW. I put together my top 8 picks for this fall – and all you have to do is CLICK the image below to shop!

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Thrifty Thursday – Shop the Gram!

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Should I make #thriftythursday a thing? Idk, you let me know!

I feel like I have been scoring major deals left and right, and I have a few for ya in today’s post! I posted this pullover before in a flatlay on Insta, and I was waiting for my Gucci belt to come in to style it how I had envisioned. This pullover is actually a dupe for the Free People “Found my Friend” sweater – the OG one is 40% off right now at Nordstrom (only cream and red left), but this dupe is only $19.99 on PRIME and is SO SOFT. Not to mention, it comes in six colors!

I styled it with my aerie bralette (similar one on sale here) and my new fav layered necklace from PRIME for only $5.99.

 

Obviously, the Gucci belt is going to run you a few hundred, or you can find some dupes on amazon. Jeans are old American Eagle BUT they are having a major sale right now and a bunch of their jeans (and other apparel) are 50% off. Score a similar pair to mine for only $30 here!

LAST BUT NOT LEAST, are these insta-famous leopard slides from Target.

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Y’all, I found these in the clearance shoe aisle of my local Target for only $7.48. I would def hurry in and check the summer clearance shoes and score these before they’re gone! While you’re there, check out the cute fall decor in the notorious dollar section – I went a little crazy in there myself.

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Drink: Grande iced PSL w/ almondmilk & whip 🙂