Hey babes! I am so excited to share this haul with you. I have been a huge fan of Christine Andrew of Hello Fashion for a long time. If you don’t follow her, you need to, like right now 🙂 Christine is the beauty and brains behind her blog but also her shop, ILY Couture.
I have purchased items from her shop before, but around President’s Day, ILY Couture was having a huge sale so I figured I would try out some of the pieces again. Besides the fact that I got things for $5 and $10, the pieces were so unique and different from what I had seen in a lot of the places I usually shop.
To start, I am in love with this off the shoulder top. The detailing on the sleeves is super cute and perfect for spring! I also can’t wait to find all the ways to wear this backless button up. My mind just keeps thinking business in the front, party in the back haha. Maybe a good piece for work to weekend?
The way Christine curates her shop directly correlates with her personal style. I love that some of the pieces I see her wearing is exactly what she has in the shop. If you know me, you know I couldn’t get away with just buying two things, head over to my Instagram stories to check out the rest of the pieces I purchased!
Around this time of year, I start to get really anxious and get desperate for warmer weather. I become sick of my winter clothes and just need a complete change up in my wardrobe.
One thing I have always tried to do is maximize my wardrobe. I always try to mix things up and wear different pieces together. I especially like to carry different items in my wardrobe over to the next season. You may think, how am I gonna wear my winter clothes in spring? Scroll down to see how I transitioned my winter wardrobe into spring!
Causal winter look…
…spring casual look!
Winter work look…
…spring weekend look!
Happy Monday! I wanted to start the week off with this post as it’s one I’m really excited about. If you know me, which you will get to :), you know that I love a good deal. I’ve always loved designer goods but don’t really have the ability to support that love haha.
This year I did purchase my first designer bag, a Louis Vuitton Neverfull MM. I have to say I did not have buyer’s remorse after purchasing that bag. To me, Louis Vuitton bags are a classic. They never go out of style and I see them as an investment piece. However, there are some designer goods that I see more as a trend and not going to be around for the long haul.
I have rounded up my favorite designer dupes from Amazon. These pieces are all great quality and are so close to the real thing. I’m obsessed with the black belt as well as the black slide in sandals. I also have these sandals in tan and they go with EVERYTHING.
If you find yourself stuck between a dupe and the real thing, I would suggest getting the dupe first before the big purchase. Try the dupe out, see how you like it, and how well it fits with your personal style. If you love it and can’t live without it, I say make the purchase. But if not, keep the dupe and save for a piece that is classic and forever.
Happy Saturday babes!
Sharing a round up of some of my favorite resort wear pieces from Target. If you’re going away or dreaming about summer, Target has exactly what you need. They also have BOGO 50% on all swimsuits, ending today!
Make sure to head over to my instastories this morning for a try-on of some of these pieces! Follow me on Instagram for more!
If you could choose to wear one style for the rest of your life, what would it be? For me, it would be athleisure. When I’m not dressed up for work, I’m in some sort of athleisure look.
I love this style because there are so many different ways to create it! You can wear leggings and sneakers or pair joggers with heels. It allows you to take your dressier pieces and mix them into your causal life.
For spring, I can’t get enough of jean jackets. They’re perfect for layering or adding a casual element to a dressier piece. I have been wearing them since I was little, a staple piece that never goes out of style.
My moto leggings are so comfy and versatile. They are also activewear so you can go from a workout to brunch!
Your version of athleisure is what you want it to be! It’s so easy to create new styles by mixing and matching different pieces in your closet. A challenge for you is to find your version of athleisure and tag me in your post! Find me on Instagram at Likely Lex!
Have you ever found that one dress you wear on repeat and then can’t get enough of? Well I have found THAT dress! This Leith dress comes in so many different colors and can be worn for so many occassions.
I’ve always been really into trying to create different outfits with all of the pieces in my closet. I don’t know why but I’m not a fan of repeating the same outfit but LOVE repeating certain pieces and styling it in a different way. As a girl who is often on a budget, talk about student loans and rent 😦 I’ve always had to find ways to change up my wardrobe using what I’ve got.
In look one, I decided to just pair the dress with earrings and heels. It’s perfect for date night or even a more causal wedding.
For look two, I paired the dress with a cardigan and blush mules. This simple, casual look is comfy enough for travel and perfect for a day out shopping with your girls.
Finally, for look three I paired this Leith dress with a jean shirt, sequin sneakers and a ball cap. This look is perfect for exploring a new city, cheering at a baseball game or brunch with your babe.
I hope that these looks will help you look at your closet in a different way. Try finding those staple pieces that you have and see how many different ways you can style it. It’s a fun challenge that will keep you loving everything in your closet.
Happy Monday babes! I hope you all had a great weekend. Starting this week off sharing some of my favorite workout gear from Old Navy.
I’ve always tried different brands of activewear and have found it to be another part of my life that I love to style. A few years ago, I purchased activewear from Old Navy and from them I was sold. They always have the cutest pieces, vibrant colors, and tops and bottoms that can be work all different ways.
If you can’t tell, I’m really ready for spring. These bright colors have me in the mood for warm weather and sunshine. One of my favorite things about the warmer weather is that I can’t take my workouts outdoors. I love going to a long walk or jog, I sometimes even do my strength training or yoga outside.
Styling and creating outfits for your workout can motivate you. I find that when I feel good in what I’m wearing, I’m ready to get my workout on and SWEAT. If you’re having trouble finding the motivation to workout in this side winter slump, try finding some activewear pieces that give you confidence. You never know unless you try. 🙂
For Christmas my Aunt gifted my boyfriend and I a weekend away at the Brewster Inn in Cazenovia, NY. Prior to this trip, I had never visited Cazenovia or the Brewster Inn, but was familiar with the area, as I went to college not far away.
This trip couldn’t have come at a more perfect time, as I was in major need of a weekend away and some time to relax. When we arrived at the Inn, it was even more beautiful than I had imagined. My first thought was “I totally feel like I’m in a Hallmark movie right now!” haha.
The Inn is full of rich history, nestled on Cazenovia Lake, and has a full wine cellar. Not sure it gets much better than that! During our stay we were able to take a tour of the wine cellar which is home to thousands of wines from across the country. We of course purchased a bottle to bring home with us, as a memory to keep from our trip.
I would highly recommend staying at the Brewster Inn if you’re in the Cazenovia or Central New York area. The town is filled with cute shops, the restaurant in the Inn is amazing and the view of the lake is breathtaking. This was surely a trip we will never forget.