Red, White and the Best Blue Jeans

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Jeans | Sale Jeans for under $40! 

Coming off of a much needed relaxing weekend I am here to bring you my go-to jeans! I was on the J Brand and Frame train for a while and randomly decided to pick up a pair of Topshop jeans due to some comments on how great they were. I had very low expectations but when I put them on I was so surprised at the fit and quality of them for under $100!

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They have so much stretch in them, but they don’t stretch out or get baggy at the end of the day which is so important. They also hit my ankles at the perfect spot and you can buy them based on your waist and length preference.

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I highly recommend picking up a pair of Topshop jeans if you are in the market for a new pair. The best part is that Nordstrom usually has them on sale which is a major plus!

Weekend Ready

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Jeans | Shoes | Shirt (only $12!) | Necklace

I have been struggling this week, not only because it is the week before a holiday weekend, but also because of my lack of inspiration for work outfits. My office is very causal so this outfit is pretty much the norm of what I wear along with everyone else. I was pretty pleased about how simple but still put together this outfit turned out to be. I was worried it would look a little “waiter” – ish, but I added the lariat necklace and slides which I think helped.

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I think the real shinning star of this outfit is the white tee. I have such a hard time finding a white tee that fits well and can stand the test of time. This one checks all my boxes and fits true to size. It is a must have!

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Have a great weekend!

-M

The Best Gucci Belt Dupe

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You have seen the Gucci Double G belt everywhere. I feel like anytime I open my Instagram I see at least 10 of them in different colors and sizes. While I would love to drop $400 on a belt, that sadly is not in my budget so I found the next best thing.

This Amazon find was a good one. I am so sad that this belt is currently unavailable but I am sure that they will bring it back soon. It is genuine leather and great quality for being under $20. It also has almost 350 reviews with an average of 4 stars. 7651005344_IMG_1648

I highly recommend getting this belt as soon as it comes back in stock. It is such a great cheap alternative to the real trendy thing.

-M

Casual Friday

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Fri-Yay! So glad that we made it to the weekend! My phone died this week and the weather is going to be horrid but my sister comes in today and we have game night with our friends so I feel like it will even out to be a good week.

I have styled these Spanx leggings on a previous post but I keep reaching for them so I figured I would share them again but styled a little differently. They really are magic leggings and I find that they go with everything.

I paired them with a band t-shirt today and my jean jacket (got mine at Nordstrom Rack awhile ago but want this one). I have about three good band t-shirts and I highly recommend getting yourself one if you don’t have a collection already. They are so casual and cool. They had a few really cute ones at Lucky when I went to the store the other day that were on sale.

I wore this while we were grabbing breakfast and running our Sunday errands and it was the perfect amount of comfortable while still looking put together.

Moral of the story is get yourself some Spanx leggings and a band t-shirt ASAP!

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-M

The Perfect Spring Dress

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Dress (Medium) | Similar Boots

Quick, get online at the Loft and order this dress! It is perfect for spring with the long sleeves and light weight fabric. I love the button details in the front with the tie around the waist and ruffle details at the shoulder. This dress is perfect for our crisp spring weather here in Colorado. I can see myself wearing this well into the summer and fall with these great transitional colors.

The best part of this dress is that it is only around $45 (with all sizes still available) and fits true to size.

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-M

Burberry Ashurst Jacket

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With spring finally making its debut I thought it would be the perfect time to review my Burberry jacket. Since it is a light jacket I find myself reaching for it a lot more during these brisk spring mornings.

I had this jacket on my wish list for a while and it wasn’t until I found it on sale and had gift cards that I finally made the purchase. It was literally like the trifecta of shopping and I just couldn’t not get it, however this jacket is a huge investment.

I chose this lighter canvas color because I thought it was a good neutral that would go with everything and I already had a black leather jacket. I love this color and I am pretty careful with it so I haven’t had any issues with it showing dirt or having any stains.

I stayed true to size with the medium and it does fit me well and I am able to button it all the way up with some room to spare. The only issue I have is the boxy fit of it. The material is pretty stiff so it keeps its boxy shape, which for me is not that flattering. The sleeves are also a little short on me. While I could unroll the sleeves I really like the pop of plaid that it has when cuffed so I leave it as is and just ignore the shorter length.

Like I said this jacket is defiantly an investment piece, so if you were like me and just had to have it, then I would say wait for one of Nordstrom’s big sales as I have seen it marked down during that time. I would also recommend trying on a lot of different styles (which I failed to do) to see what style fits you best. This jacket is not made for all seasons and can really only be worn in those warmer spring or fall days so it is not the most versatile, however it is a classic piece that I know I will have for years to come.

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-M

Home & Garden Show

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Another Monday, another post! This past weekend we were adulting really hard and went to the 2018 Colorado Garden & Home show. Our backyard is literally dirt so we thought we would check out the show to hopefully get some ideas on what to do with our dirt patch.

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I would suggest going into the show with something in mind that you want to check out. There are a ton of vendors and it is easy to get overwhelmed or just lost in all the stuff. We knew that we were really interested in seeing artificial turf for our front and back yard so that is what we were on the hunt for. I really wanted to get some information from vendors so that I can get people to come out and get us some quotes. We were in luck and there were a few vendors that we were able to get information from.

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There were really cool displays that made you want that dream backyard. I thought it was cool and a fun way to spend a couple of hours over the weekend.

For my outfit I kept it simple. I literally wore that camo jacket all weekend (similar one), AG legging jeans (cut the hem at the bottom to get my desired length), and my Tieks.

Have a good week!

-M