Hey girl hey! Hope you’re having a wonderful Wednesday! I wanted to write a quick post to share some Spring staples that I am eyeing right now! I think these items are great transition pieces from Spring to Summer. Versatility is key for me, and the color palette this season is giving me all the heart eyes- mustard, navy, tomato red, and magenta are all saturated, rich hues that can be mixed together to make an exciting color palette for your wardrobe in the upcoming seasons. Anddd most everything is under $100, your wallet thanks me! Ha!

First, is the epitome of a flowy summer top from Free People. It’s called the Love Letter Tee and Belk has it on super sale right now for only $32 in navy and ivory. Reviews say that this top runs large (although it is designed to be flowy, but I’d recommend sizing down). I absolutely love the colors on the embroidery, especially in the navy. The bright orange, red and magenta would look gorgeous with white cutoff shorts for a casual day look and sleek white skinny jeans and espadrille wedges for a date night. Shop by clicking this link: Love Letter Tee

I’m obsessed with these tortoiseshell over-sized sunnies from Madewell. They’re called the Pacific Cat Eye Sunglasses and I love the understated cat eye shape. They’re only $65 and literally one of those styles that can be worn all day errrryday. Shop by clicking the pic below.

This beautiful Topshop mustard tie dress has the prettiest details. First off, mustard is all the buzz this season and I love pairing it with unlikely colors like turquoise and bright red to add a pop of extra color. I’m wearing it below with some bright red tassel earrings (similar here and here) and also added a leopard print tassel clutch. This dress comes in several colors and I’ll link them all below the picture! Also, there is a cutout detail in the front and down the center of the back (I wore a Free People bralette underneath, which is also in the collage it comes in seven colors and you can check it out here: bralette)

Several dress colors are on sale for only $39.99 (like the royal blue that I’m also eyeing!) Check them all out below!

Meet your new summer everyday bag: the Sole Society Aerin Canteen Crossbody. It’s hands down the perfect summer bag. The crossbody style is one of my favorites anyway, hands-free is the way to be and I love that it’s vegan leather. The details on the handle and snap add extra visual elements to make this bag look much more expensive than $50. It’s also available in a beautiful blush color. Another circle bag I’m eyeing this season is the BP. straw bag. This is perrrrrfect for vacay or just to bring a beachy vibe to any look. All 3 bags linked below!

This vivid asymmetrical peplum top is also a great summer transition top to wear now with a jean jacket or kimono and in the summer with shorts or skinnies. I love the bright tomato red color and the ruffle hem details. Also, it’s under $40! Love a good deal. I paired this top with 3 colors of tassel earrings that I consider spring/summer must-haves (especially the ombre red ones) that you can also shop below!

The two shoe styles I chose for this post are a casual heel option and a sandal that you can practically wear with everything under the sun. First, is the Claudia Sandal from Madewell in brown. I love the wood heel and the ankle strap- one of my favorite styles! They are also available in a bright red. Even though suede is normally considered a fall/winter textile, I think that these are perfect for every season. Next, the Steve Madden Greece Leather Sandals are the summer sandals you NEED in your life, and you can quote me on that! They come in 4 colors (white, blush, rose gold, and black) and are under $80! Quality is the key word for both of these, so even though they are a little more than I’d normally spend on shoes, I believe they are well worth the investment. To quote Carrie Bradshaw, “I like my money where I can see it, hanging in my closet.” Well, in this case, it’s on your feet but regardless…wise words from the queen of shoes, am I right!?! Shop below!

Another top that I’m dyingggg for is this BP. ruffle sleeve top from Nordstrom. I absolutely adore the embroidery detail on the ruffle sleeves and to me, it’s an adorably elevated basic tee! Under $40! Shop by clicking the pic below!

This Free People wrap dress is the bee’s knees, the cat’s meow, and dog’s pajamas (that’s one of those sayings too, right?!?…) You get the idea though! This dress is just good. I love this style for a cute, carefree, and flirty day look with sandals for a fun day date with your man or brunch with your girlfriends. It’s truly effortless and has the cutest details with the wrap and ruffles. Only $68! Shop by clicking the pic below!

Last but certainly not least, is this off-the-shoulder pink ruffle dress. This dress screams summer date night or girl’s night to me. I love the simplicity of it because you can “frost yourself” (movie reference moment that couldn’t be avoided) by dressing it up with colorful accessories! It’s essentially a blank canvas, and I love that you can create so many different looks depending on your plans/mood! Shop by clicking the pic below!

I hope you enjoyed this post and if you ever have any questions about anything, please feel free to go to my *Contact* menu and send me a message!!! Also, if you’re on the hunt for more spring pieces, be sure to check out my *Spring Shop* menu!!

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Happy January! I hope your new year is going amazingly! Okay, so I know, I know. It has been MORE than a hot minute since my last post. I took a GIANT little hiatus from blog world during the holidays, but I am BACK! I have several upcoming posts planned for the blog…beauty reviews, fashion faves, home decor, recipes and fitness stuff, this and that, AND an intro to a new super cute online boutique that my bestie owns! I can’t wait to give you the details!

I wanted to write a quick post about some of my current favorites. They’re all under $100, SO many are on sale, and most of these are great transition pieces into Spring! Yep, already talking Spring! South Carolina gave us a tease last weekend with temps in the 70s so it really got me thinking about transition necessities and season staple pieces. You can shop any of these pieces below by clicking the highlighted word for the product in my description OR clicking the pictures below that!

  • Both of the striped sweaters on the left corner are from H&M and under $20! They’re a lightweight knit and bold stripes are so WOKE right now (hahahaha alert alert-old lady using the teen lingo…did I even use it correctly? Who knows…anyway)… the black and white striped sweater comes in 14 colors and I’d definitely consider it a great winter to spring transition piece. The pink and orange striped one is another one of the color options. Such a deal!
  • The BP color splice sweater in the right corner is another adorable addition to your winter wardrobe and would be perfect on those lingering cold days coming up in February. I love the unique design of the colors and stripes! Under $60
  • Now, let’s move on to the Sole Society Floral Embroidered Velvet Kimono. This is suchhhh a pretty piece (under $60 also) and I would style it with a solid white tee underneath, jeans (distressed ones if you’re feeling edgy), and flats or booties. Here’s how I’d style it with a few pieces from this collage collection:

  • The Free People January tee (white tee) from this pic comes in several colors (I own it in olive green) and it’s the perfect spring swing top for under $50.
  • I just recently purchased the short sleeve dress (Hailey Crepe Dress) that’s featured and it has been hard to resist not getting it in every color offered. It will be THE perfect spring and summer dress to wear with sandals for a casual look or heels/wedges to dress it up for night. It’s a great piece to go ahead and get because you can layer it with a cardigan now and wear it with booties. It’s under $50.
  • The cowl neck sweater dress is so super cute and slouchy…it’s basically one of those throw-on-and-go type dresses that make getting ready effortless. Also under $50!
  • When was the last time you shopped at Abercrombie? For me it was probably a solid 15 years ago. UNTIL a month ago. A fellow blogger was raving about Abercrombie’s denim, so I took a chance and ordered just to see if they were worth the hype…since then, I’ve ordered two more. They are stretchy, comfy, hide my momma pudge (you know what I’m saying), and are the best jean I’ve ever had. Hands down. The High Rise Super Skinnies are my new best friend…I have them in black distressed, grey wash, and dark. Right now, they’re buy one get one 50% off, so it’s a good time to stock up!
  •  Loving this BP faux leather circle clutch …not really sure it could get any cuter with that wooden circle handle. Plus, at only $25, it is a no brainer for a spring closet staple.  Speaking of staples…the Sole Society Roman Slouchy Tote comes in black and brown and is such a cute shape to throw anything and everything you need on a daily basis. It also has a zippered pouch on the inside to secure all that money you’re rolling with.
  • Now, my person favorite… the jewels! Kendra Scott’s spring line is BOMB and these gorgeous Emmet Drop Earrings are to DIE FOR! They are a little pricier BUT some colors are under $100. My fringe obsession continues from last season with Baublebar’s Martina deco fringe earrings! They come in cobalt blue and hot pink…I can’t even with these y’all. Under $40 and a must-have fo sho. Also, this gorgeous Gorjana crescent necklace is a perfect layering piece for everyday. It’s unique and dainty and giving me all the heart eyes. Under $80!
  • Last but NOT least, shoes. I have been on the hunt for some neutral flats that weren’t boring AF and I finallyyyy found them with the Sienna Flat from BP at Nordstrom. I absolutely love the all over studded detail and they come in grey, blue, and black. Under $50! I am also obsessed with the Sole Society double zipper bootie. It’s a classic, yet edgy silhouette and the zipper detail and low ankle design are perfect for jeans and dresses. They come in this blue (my fave) and two other colors!

SHOP any and all of these pieces below!

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Have a great hump day and I’ll be back later this week with some home faves for your bedroom! Stay styled, sugarplum!

Hey y’all! Happy weekend! I can’t believe Tuesday is Halloween and Wednesday is NOVEMBER! Ahhh where did October go? Cooler temperatures finally made their way to South Carolina last week and I am so thankful! This welcomed temperature drop totally got me in the mood for a fall fashion collage. I actually posted this picture to Instagram a few weeks ago, but I wanted to post it here too because I am loving these staples and fall color palette! Everything has a unique twist to it and I love the details. I linked everything below the picture!

Hope you have a wonderful weekend and a Happy Halloween!

Happy Wednesday! Today, I’m bringing you an all white look that is effortless and classic for summer. This look would be perfect for brunch,a day date, movie, or dressed up with heels, a colorful straw clutch, and bolder accessories! I’m completely swooning over the beautiful lace details of the Raleigh top from Gray Monroe! The bib ruffle that continues onto the shoulder and the lace makes me feel so girlie! I love it simply paired with these white skinny jeans and pearl sandals.  These sandals are Steve Madden dupes for only $25 and also come in black! As for accessories, I kept it simple with the Catalina tassel earrings from Baublebar (you know I love my tassels), black mirrored aviators, and two *Words to Live by* bracelets from Charming Charlie.  They’re only $10 each…what what! I have the “Live What You Love” in silver and the “Good Vibes” one in gold.  Lastly, I carried my Kate Spade tassel bag that I purchased in the Saturday Sale last fall. The Kate Spade Orchard Street Hemsley is a similar style and here is another low budget dupe!

You can shop my lace top (it’s the Raleigh top and they have several similar styles also) here: Gray Monroe

And the rest of my look here:

I hope you have an awesome week! I’m working on a blog post for later this week that includes two items that are total game changers for me! Can’t wait to share them with you! Also, the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is still in full swing! Items are getting restocked daily, so make sure to check out my *NSALE* Menu up at the main menu with all my top favorites! Stay styled, sugarplum!

Shop my Look // DressBP Print Halter Dress / Similar here and here. // ShoesOld Navy Triple Strap Block Heel Sandal / Similar here and here. // Bag: Similar here , here, and here. //  Earrings: Baublebar Mini Pinata Tassel Earrings in Blush // BraceletJimani Collections- Asha Zahara Beaded Seed Bracelet // Sunnies:  Similar here (only $10!) and here.

Hey y’all! Today, I’m really excited to introduce you to a company that I know you’ll fall in love with like I did. There’s nothing better than a company with a mission, so without further adieu, meet Jimani Collections. Jimani Collections strives to achieve a sustainable solution for poverty in Kenya through employment and female empowerment. Jimani Collections has partnered with women in these impoverished areas who needed an outlet for their talents, but lacked a safe workplace and the business tools to make that happen. They offer ongoing education and training, so that these talented artisans can showcase their work through beautifully well-made, handcrafted pieces. Not only are they skilled in making jewelry, but in accessories and small home decor goods as well. Jimani Collections gives them the opportunity they wouldn’t have otherwise. I love the attention to detail in everything… it shows the passion and love they share for this company and its purpose.  You can read their entire backstory here.

I’m wearing the beautiful Asha Zahara Beaded Seed Bracelet. I love the multiple beaded strands and the gold/grey colors together. It’s a delicate piece that can be worn alone or stacked with others. Because of the neutral colors, this is a bracelet that transition easily and can be worn from season to season. All of the components for this bracelet were sourced from the markets in Nairobi. I also fell in love with their home decor section (especially the basekets!) Below, I listed some of my favorites from both collections.

Jewelry

Home Goods

 

Make sure to check out their website and browse these special pieces first hand! It’s so very inspiring! Check it out here.

I’m slowly receiving a few things that I purchased from the Nordstrom Sale, so I’ll share those after I receive everything! I hope you have a great rest of the week and stay styled, sugarplum!