Who doesn’t love birthday presents and a reason to get free stuff? Make your birthday celebration last an entire month with all of these goodies. I’ve rounded up all of my favorite birthday discounts for your birthday month. For the majority of these you have to be on their e-mail list or become a member (super easy). My suggestion, if you don’t already have one, is to make a “junk e-mail”. I created a specific email address just for all of the programs, discounts, and other email subscriptions that I get. That way you don’t get all of the annoying, daily emails but you can check it whenever you want, specifically your birthday month when you get all of your freebies! Any of the stores below that have an asterisk, you have to sign up for their email subscription or rewards program, but I have linked them up for you so all you have to do is click!
American Eagle/Aerie *- 15% off coupon
Anthropologie*- 15% off coupon
Benefit Cosmetics*- Free brow shaping
Carrabas*- Free appetizer
Chick-fil-a*- birthday offer
DSW*- 5$ gift certificate
Einstein’s Bros Bagels*-free bagel
Firehouse Subs- free sub with ID
Kendra Scott- 50% off one item with ID
Old Navy*- free gift
Sephora*- Free gift with purchase within 2 weeks of birthday
Smashbox*- Free cosmetics gift set
Starbucks*- free drink
ULTA*- free gift
Victoria’s Secret*– free gift
World Market*- free gift
This past weekend I met up with blogger babe, Britt (from Hello Honey Blog),in City Centre for brunch and window shopping. Ever since I studied abroad in Paris during college I have a serious love for crepes. Savory crepes, sweet crepes, breakfast crepes, dinner crepes… you name it, I’ll eat ’em all! If you follow me on snapchat I’m sure you have seen a crepe or 2.. or 100. I make and eat them all of the time! Britt had never been to Sweet Paris so we indulged in some delicious crepes before exploring.
I enjoyed the roasted turkey, brie and grape savory crepe with a nutella hot chocolate while Britt had the S’mores sweet crepe and a latte. The pictures don’t do this place justice! If you haven’t been they have 2 locations in Houston- Rice Village and City Centre.
My outfit felt just as Parisian as our crepes with a simple black and white dress and a pop of color added in with my hat and clutch. The fashion colors in Europe are a lot more muted than in America. Everybody wears very neutral colors consisting of blacks, whites and grays for the most part. I honestly wouldn’t fit in over there because adding in color to my outfits is my favorite!
Dress (similar) // Boots (on sale) // Hat // Clutch (different color) // Earrings // Sunglasses
I picked up this dress last week at a Dillard’s outlet (originally $140 but on sale for only $19!) and unfortunately they are now sold out online, but I have linked a very similar one. I am very petite (5’4”) so finding a flattering dress can be a difficult task. This fit and flare look is perfect for all body types since it accentuates curves up top, a tiny waste, and elongates your legs. For an added bonus this dress has the vertical lines on it which further elongate your legs and slim the stomach area. So all in all the fit and flare trend is a win-win all around! If you are wanting to try out this super flattering dress trend here are a few more super cute options- here, here, here, and here.
Happy Monday everyone and hope you all had a great weekend! I got to have a pretty relaxing weekend which consisted of lots of movies, played with my new camera, had a brunch date with Britt (from Hello Honey blog), and visited my parents. All in all it was a much needed break from what seems like such a busy last few weeks.
For Christmas my mom gave me the most beautiful blue coat that I have ever laid eyes on. I am a sucker for anything blue because it is such a fun, bright color and makes those blue eyes pop! O and speaking of mama I get my love for fashion from her, and budget fashion at that. We call her the Queen of Ross and Marshalls! So you can see where my Marshalls/Tj Maxx obsession comes from. I will have to feature her on the blog here pretty soon so you all can see the cutest mama around!
On black Friday I scored some amazing Loft finds including this dress with it’s darling beaded collar. Have you ever heard it’s all in the details? This dress sure got the memo! With details that stand out like that, I like to down play my accessories. I went with some iridescent earrings and ring that don’t overpower the detailing on the dress.
Coat // Dress // Shoes (similar) // Earrings (smaller version) // Ring //Clutch
Photography by: Kamden Photography
This dress is so modest, yet so chic and high fashion. You could easily transition this outfit from day to night. I have worn this dress to work, to holiday events, and would most definitely wear it out to dinner. To say it is a versatile look would be pretty accurate! The booties that I am wearing I scored earlier in the season for $20 at Ross but I have linked a similar pair.
Before ending today’s post I’d like to share with you guys that I hit a milestone this weekend-1,000 followers on Instagram!! It may not sound like much but it was my goal to get one thousand followers by the time I hit my 3 month mark and I met that goal 2 weeks early. So I wanted to say thank you to all of you and that I plan on celebrating all of these little milestones because the small things matter! I didn’t know if launching the blog would go anywhere and you all are showing me that I might actually know what I am talking about. Thank you for following along on this crazy journey with me and letting me share my love for fashion with you guys!
By no means do I think of myself as a wine connoisseur ,but I do think I have mastered how to have expensive wine taste on a budget. I thought about waiting until Wednesday to post this since apparently #winewednesday is a thing. I then realized the real winos out there (y’all are the real MVPs) will appreciate this today just as much as if it were Wednesday because 1) it’s Friday and 2) you are probably already on your second glass. So cheers! I’m going to keep this simple and narrow it down to my top 5 red wines. Why red? Because I would choose a glass of red wine over white 10 out of 10 times. Now if I am buying myself wine, there is a 9 out of 10 chance that its going to be Dreaming Tree (aka my number 1 choice on the list below). The other 4 are solid choices too! Don’t get me wrong I LOVE a nice bottle of wine, but these choices sure do get me through the week just fine 🙂 I would also like to add that they pair VERY nicely with crepes. My favorite crepe recipe will also be coming in a later blog post so stay tuned!
1. Dreaming Tree Cabernet Sauvignon – $13
2. Noble Vines 337 Cabernet Sauvignon– $10
3. Coppola Black Label Claret– $13
4. Josh Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon– $12
5. La Crema Pinot Noir– $16
There is something about mixing fashion trends and changing it up from the norm that gets me excited! When I saw this blazer and it’s cute elbow patches I knew it would find the perfect home in my closet! Funny how when you know, you just know right?! 🙂 I wanted to dress down the blazer and try a simple pair of nice, denim jeans with it and then top off the look with some statement heels.
You can easily find me wearing this look to work on casual Fridays, to a lunch meeting, church, or a happy hour event. This look is so versatile since it’s very conservative, yet just the right mix of “boss lady” and casual.
I’m not ashamed to say that these earrings have been on CONSTANT repeat. Maroon is such a great fall/winter staple color that I wear non-stop. If you have been wanting some Kendra Scott earrings, I highly suggest this beautiful maroon pair!
If the houndstooth pattern didn’t sell me already, the elbow patches were a shoo-in. All I can say is if you do not own a single piece of clothing with elbow patches on it you are wrong! They add a vintage appeal to your clothing that makes it easy to dress up or dress down any outfit.
Blazer (similar) // Shirt // Jeans // Heels (similar) // Earrings
My jeans, shirt and blazer all came from Marshalls but I have linked the same or similar options for you. Happy humpday loves and hopefully this post inspires you to try this trend of pairing a blazer with your every day jeans. I personally think it makes for a very modern day boss lady, what do y’all think?!
Photography by: Kamden Photography