Friday, December 29, 2017

New Years Dress

I have come to determination that I really need to buy something I like, and that fits well when I see it. I always say "I have time" or "I can find something less expensive". But I never end up with something I truly like and keep as a part of my wardrobe. 

I found this dress back in October in Target. I had received a promotion and wanted to treat myself to a few new items for my closet. While I was looking around I came across it and at first didn't think of it for work, but I did think of it for New Years. 

I thought it was pretty with the touches of gold and the shear overlay. And the best part now is that it is on clearance! 

Dress: Target-$30 (on clearance now)
Shoes: Vince Camuto c/o HSN-$11
Earrings: Express-gift
Rings: Old Navy-$3
Bracelets: Alex and Ani-$36 each
Thursday, December 28, 2017

New Clothing Haul Video!

Check out some of these awesome deals I recently got!

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

The One Button Coat

Sometimes when you find a really great deal, you just got to blog about it. 

I found this coat one day while I was out shopping with one of my friends. For some reason I love to buy jackets and coats, even though I live in Florida and it rarely gets cold. I, of course was browsing the clearance area at Old Navy and saw this coat. I first check to see if its my size, and it was. Then I check the price. I was expecting to see a $45+ sale ticket on it. It wouldn't of been a good enough deal for me to buy a $45+ jacket in the middle of the summer. But to my surprise it was $2.97! That's right I said $2.97. I couldn't believe it. I had to peel off the clearance sticker to see what the original price was and it was $54. 

This one will go down in the record books of great finds! 

Coat: Old Navy-$3
Pants: Target-$25
Flats: Target-$10
Scarf: Old Navy-$10
Purse: Liz Claiborne c/o JC Penneys-$25
Sunglasses: Madden c/o Kohls-$3
Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Makeup Haul Video!

New makeup haul video up on my Youtube channel now! Check out some of the new products I am trying! 

Monday, December 25, 2017

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas Everyone!

I just wanted to thank everyone who reads and shares my blog. It is truly appreciated and I can never thank you enough. This blog gives me the platform to share my knowledge of fashion and style with everyone and it brings me so much joy to do so. 

I look forward to the next year of growth and reaching more followers, and of course more fashion! 

Kara, Louie (cat) & Aubree (dog)! 

Friday, December 15, 2017

New Year, Old Dress

I can't even believe that another New Year is upon us. I feel like everyone can agree that this year has flown by. Things have changed a lot this year. Some really exciting things have happened like weddings, engagements and promotions, even some more trying things. But it's all about overcoming these obstacles to be a stronger person. 

I have always enjoy New Years. Getting to go out and be all glamorous. And of course having that kiss at midnight. I am looking forward to a great year!

I am am the type of person that waits to the last minute to find a dress for a big event. Then I end up settling on a dress that I just don't love. Ironically, a few years ago I was out the day before New Years looking for a dress and stumbled upon this one. I was running out of time and choices. I looked at the price tag and thought to myself I will just pay whatever the price, since I wasn't finding anything. To my surprise it was on clearance for $20! The dress Gods were on my side! 

Dress: JC Penneys-$20
Heels: Express-$20
Earrings: Forever 21-$7
Bracelets: Alex & Ani-$30 each
Rings: Old Navy-$3
Thursday, December 14, 2017

The Multi-Color Scarf

Sometimes you just got to keep things simple. My style is always all about comfort. My jeans always have stretch and my heels are usually wedges. 

While I was pulling outfits for this shoot I came across this scarf. It is a black infinity with multi color specs on it. I am pretty sure I got this in Old Navy (most likely on clearance). I had forgotten about this scarf and when I saw it I thought that I would style an outfit around it. 

Being fashionable to some people it is all about being comfortable and simplicity. 

Top: TJ Maxx-$15
Jeans: Denizen c/o Target-$27
Scarf: Old Navy-$5
Purse: Michael Kors Outlet-$80
Shoes: Target-$17
Sunglasses: Madden c/o Kohls-$3
Wednesday, December 13, 2017

The Leopard Sweater

One of the best prints you can wear for the Fall and holiday season is leopard. It is easy to pair some cute brown boots for Fall or switch it up for the holidays and add a pop of red, like I did with this cute clutch. 

Another great way to add this print to your wardrobe is either a scarf or some cute flats. 

And don't be afraid to mix your black and brown together, it might have been a "fashion rule" back in the day to not mix them but time to break the rules!

Sweater: Old Navy-$15
Pants: Target-$25
Flats: Target-$9
Clutch: Express-$10
Bracelets: Alex & Ani-$30 each
Rings: Old Navy-$3
Sunglasses: Madden c/o Kohls-$3

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

The Faux Leather Jacket

If anyone has ever gone shopping with me they will tell you that when I see a great deal or and extra percentage off clearance I get heart palpitations. I love a good deal, the thrill of the hunt for that new amazing item at a "couldn't pass up" price.

I was at TJ Maxx the other day with my friend. It was crazy busy, all these people Christmas shopping and buying gifts. I didn't go in looking for anything specific. But I always find something, and this jacket was my amazing find.

I was juggling a few things while I was looking through the clothes. And when I came across this jacket I fell in love with the color. I don't have a red jacket in my wardrobe right now. I had a feeling that the price tag was going to be more than I wanted to spend. To my surprise it was a deal I couldn't pass up. The original tag said the MSRP was $98, the TJ Maxx tag said it was $19.99! And it was by a brand called Max Studio which usually runs between $19.99-$29.99 in TJX. You can also find a lot of their items in Nordstrom Rack.

I am absolutely in love with the new edition to my jacket collection!

Top: Target-$10
Jacket: Max Studio c/o TJ Maxx-$20
Jeans: Old Navy-$30
Heels: Payless-$15
Clutch: Gap-$10
Sunglasses: Madden c/o Kohls-$3
Rings: Old Navy-$3
Monday, December 11, 2017

The Cowl Neck Sweater

I remember the exact day I bought this sweater. It was Dec 24, 2011. I was working a shift at The Gap. I was waiting for my family to arrive in Tallahassee so that we could start to celebrate Christmas. I wanted a new top to wear on Christmas. I honestly don't even remember how much I paid for this sweater. I am usually pretty good at remembering. But it couldn't of been more than $20. I do recall it was on clearance. 

I just love the deep teal jewel tone and the thick cowl neck. This top would be perfect to wear for any holiday parties or on those slightly chill days. 

Sweater: Gap-$20
Jeans: Old Navy-$30
Boots: Zulily-$20
Purse: Steve Madden c/o Ross-$10
Sunglasses: Madden c/o Kohls-$3
Bracelets: Alex & Ani-$30 each

Saturday, December 2, 2017

New Clothing Haul Video

Click the link below to check out some new awesome editions to my wardrobe and where to find them!

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Buffalo + Western

Buffalo plaid is my favorite plaid for fall and winter. I love the edgy looks you can do with the black and red combo. When I saw the inspiration below on Pinterest I knew right away I could replicate it. So I headed straight to my closet and put this outfit together. 

I love the way the medium colored denim jacket sits with the black and red. And adding the pop of brown with the clutch and boots. Don't you just love the western style boots too! And we all know that I love a denim jacket. 

Plaid Top: Old Navy-$20
Jacket: Gap c/o Marshalls-$20
Leggings: Target-$15
Boots: Twiggy c/o HSN-$10
Necklace: Rue 21-$5
Bracelet: Target-$5
Rings: Old Navy-$3
Clutch: Gap-$10

Inspiration courtesy of Pinterest
Wednesday, November 29, 2017

The Moto Vest

One of my favorite things to do is scroll through Pinterest. I love seeing all the recipes, the home decor and of course the outfit inspiration. I like the challenge of seeing if I already own similar items or how I can put my own twist on something. 

I found the below inspiration while putting together photo shoot options. I knew I didn't have a leather or faux leather vest, but I did have the one above that is like a t-shirt material. Which I of course got on clearance at Target for $10. 

Another really simple outfit, effortless you could say. Plus I am in love with these jeans from Target as well by Levis. They are stretchy and comfortable. And you can't beat the price!

Top: TJ Maxx-$15
Vest: Target-$10
Jeans: Target-$22
Shoes: Theme c/o HSN-$10
Tote: Old Navy-$10
Necklace: Forever 21-$7
Rings: Old Navy-$3
Sunglasses: Madden c/o Kohls-$3

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

The Lace Up Sweater

If you ask any of my friends they will tell you that I love a good sale. My favorite "C" word is "clearance". I find most of my clothes on sale or use a coupon. Especially working in the fashion industry has jaded my slightly. I know certain things I am willing to spend more on like shoes, purses and fine jewelry. But when it comes to clothes I always find a good deal. Plus I get bored of my clothes relatively fast. Which is not a good thing.

I found this sweater at Aerie at the Tampa Outlet Mall. I bee lined it for the clearance rounder, and there she was. My size, on sale and such a cute style with the satin lace up the sides. I felt like for the most part of the day I was striking out everywhere. But you know once you find one thing you like you will start to find more and more. 

This sweater is a lightweight French Terry. It was perfect the other day when it was a little chilly outside and overcast. 

Finding a novelty sweater like this with the added details of the lace can spruce up your wardrobe. You could even take this lace off and add a different color to make it pop even more. 

Sweater: Aerie-$20
Jeans: Denizen c/o Target-$22
Shoes: Target-$17
Purse: Michael Kors Outlet-$130
Necklace: Forever 21-$4
Rings: Old Navy-$3

Monday, November 27, 2017

The Burgundy Sweater

I bought this sweater back in college when I worked at Gap. I loved the color because it was my favorite team's color. It was perfect to wear to games. It has this super cute button accents down the sleeve. 

I actually got this outfit inspiration from another blogger. I saw what she wore while scrolling through  Instagram. I immediately thought of a different burgundy sweater that I had. While I was on the hunt for that one I came across this one.

My first go to bottoms for this sweater would of been regular blue denim. But I love the twist of the grey bottoms. I love being able to find inspiration from other bloggers!

Jeans-Old Navy-$25
Boots: Wet Seal-$10
Necklace: gift
Purse: Michael Kors Outlet-$130
Sunglasses-Madden c/o Kohls-$3

It started to rain during my photo shoot!
Friday, November 24, 2017

The Mauve Cold Shoulder Top

Here we are already the day after Thanksgiving. This year I didn't go out and do any Black Friday shopping. I did a little online shopping in my PJ's on my couch. There was nothing I really needed so badly that I wanted to brave the crowds. 

This outfit was actually from last weekend at a Friendsgiving I went to. My friend has an amazing loft in downtown Tampa with this amazing view. It was such a beautiful day outside to have a Friendsgiving. 

I actually had bought this top the night before in Bealls Outlet. It's by Thyme & Honey. While I was searching through the racks the color is what drew me in first, then it was the style, and then it was the price of $14! And how amazing are those sleeves with the ruffle detailing. 

I love this color for Fall, it works together with browns amazingly. Plus it is a great color for anybody. 

Top: Thyme & Honey c/o Bealls Outlet-$14
Jeans: Denizen c/o Target-$27
Boots: Target-$20
Bracelets: Bealls Outlet-$5
Necklace: Forever 21-$7
Sunglasses: Madden c/o Kohls -$3