Pajamas All Winter ’18

Happy weekend and happy day 9 of BLOGMAS! I am so thankful for all of you that have been reading daily and hey there hey to all new readers. I hope you stick around for a new post every day leading up to Christmas! Anywho, snow has fallen again here in the tri-state. It’s not that often that we get snow in December let alone a substantial amount. I prefer snow days on the weekends as I don’t have to leave my house. Today’s post is all about the pajamas my grandma recently gifted me and I thought today would be the perfect day to share!

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Kohl’s Black Friday Haul | Over $150 in Savings!

Black Friday weekend gets everyone out shopping and I’ve been among the crowd for years. This year, I decided to shop online and although I have to wait a week or so to get what I purchased, I didn’t have to leave my house, waste gas, or stand on long lines. Kohl’s has plenty of doorbuster deals available online with an additional 15% off eligible items. On top of that, free shipping on orders over $50 and for every $50 spent, you receive $15 Kohl’s cash.

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Collective Clearance Haul + Shopping Tips

Welcome to another post here on the blog. I love finding great deals and this time of year is the PERFECT time to shop around as seasons are changing. Just about every store has some type of sale, deal, clearance, however you want to phrase it. I was able to score some pieces from Kohls and Forever 21 that I can wear now and even into the Spring. Of course, you can put my clearance shopping tips to use!

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Collective Haul | Forever 21, Value Village, & More!

Hey everyone and welcome to another post here on the blog. I recently went on vacay to visit family and I couldn’t resist shopping a little. Plus, I finished grad school the week I was away, with an A in my last class, so that’s justification to TREAT MYSELF!

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Favorite Thrift Finds

I love watching thrifted videos on YouTube whether its fashion or home decor. I really enjoy YouTubers such as HouseofAqua who shows her amazing home decor finds and the gurus of thrifting, The Fashion Citizen. I first discovered The Fashion Citizen and while their hauls revolve around fashion, they’ve incorporated their home decor thrift finds as well. HouseofAqua has a mish mosh similar to The Fashion Citizen, but her style is more so towards home decor.

Depending on location there are better thrift options. Like the west coast has Savers. Here in the tri-state I see my thrifting options as limited, but in watching YouTube videos, knowing my style, and trying to get the most bang for my buck, I’ve found some great finds.

First up I wanted to share two tops. The first was my actual first amazing thrift find, a J. Crew polk a dot button-up. The second is three toned sweater from Talbots. The J. Crew button-up is one of my absolute favs. I love that I can dress it up and down. I’ve style it with boyfriend jeans and even with a navy suit. It’s become one of my favorite items in my closet. The three tone sweater is a new favorite and since it’s a XL I just wear it oversized. It works with jeans, leggings. I just love how cozy the sweater is and I can’t wait to find more ways to style it as it gets colder.

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Next up are a pair of booties that I absolutely love. My grandmother actually found these for me, yes brand new. When I’m unsure of what shoes to throw on, these work with so many outfits. With a pair of skinny jeans and the sweater that I showed above, that’s an outfit right there. At first I neglected these, but with Fall in full swing and Winter around the corner, they’ve become a fav.

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Lastly is this briefcase that my grandmother found for me as well and it’s amazing. I’ve had it for nearly a year and I wish I would’ve had something like this in college. When I’m on the go it easily fits my lap top, planner, notebook, and whatever else I throw in there. It’s so spacious and so classic.

I would love to go thrifting more, but in my area there’s not a lot of great thrifting options. For what I have thrifted I’m very pleased. Check out my previous thrift hauls below as well as links to similar styled items that I’ve featured below. Enjoy!

Similar styles:

 

Fall Haul

In no way am I a fashionista yet when I go shopping there’s no mistake as to what I want. I used to be an indecisive shopper simply because I didn’t know my style. I was shopping through the eyes of others. What other people were wearing, what they purchased, and those infamous YouTube hauls. I’d end up buying something, wearing it once, and placing it in the back of my closet.  I’m not a huge fan of trends and these when i purchase pieces, thrifted or not, I’m looking for staples for my wardrobe. I really love neutral tones and you can never have two much black/grey in your closet.

Outerwear:

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The first three items are from Banana Republic and Gap. The Banana Republic cardigan is definitely one of my favorites. It’s grey, long, and it has pockets. I have a few cardigans that don’t have pockets and I don’t wear them often simply because of that. I also have a jacket that has elbow pads from Gap. I like the contrast in material, but the elbow pads really sold me. Lastly is the windbreaker from Gap. It has plaid on the inside, a hood which is essential, and it just works. I’ve notice that I can wear a Medium from places like this yet other times I have to go up to an XL just to get it to zip. Very pleased with the quality.

Shirt/Sweater:

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I love the blush tone color and who doesn’t love a flowy t-shirt. Both items are from Banana Republic. The blush tone sweater is great to dress up or down and the saying is not so teeny bopper that I won’t be able to wear it for years to come. The grey t-shirt reminds me of the Sex & The City movie (part 1) with Jennifer Hudson’s ‘All Dressed In Love.’ I’d style the t-shirt with the grey Cardigan above with a pair of jeans and ankle boots. To dress it up it would look great with a leather jacket, high-waist jeans, and a pair of boots.

I’ll be featuring these items in future OOTDs. In the meantime, be sure to click the links below to purchase similar items!

Fashion Forward Friday [V.28]: Accumulated Fashion Haul

I’ve accumulated some new additions to my wardrobe while donating what I don’t wear. I have held on to clothes in hopes of wearing them, but that never happened. I just kept collecting, collecting, and collecting. It’s not that I don’t have the space, but I’d rather donate it and have it used than for it to just hang in my closet. As for my style, I really like neutrals with pops of color. I’ve also been into statement jewelry, and I can’t wait for fall so I can break out my knee high boots.

As for what I’ve added to my wardrobe although I’m into neutrals, I love printed pants. The easiest way for me to add a pop has been to wear all black and just accessorize, but I love printed bottoms as well. I featured a printed floral maxi (click HERE) in an outfit of the day, but having black and white printed bottoms leaves the print as not only the focal point, but the pop of color can be added easily as well.

I purchased a pair of palm tree shorts from Kohls (Apt. 9 Essentials) and they are by far the most comfortable shorts that I own. I was so tempted to buy them in every print and color that was available, but I refrained myself. They fit great and they are amazing quality. They can easily be dressed up or down. As for the two items I purchased from JustFab, one was a dress and the other a pair of printed pants. The dress I had purchased for a party, but I’ll be wearing it for my 24th birthday in October. As for the pants, I haven’t quite decided how I wanted to style them, but an outfit of the day will follow once I do. Links to items I could find are below.

JustFab "Foldover Pleated Pant" JustFab "Asymmetrical Knit Tank Dress"
JustFab “Foldover Pleated Pant”
JustFab “Asymmetrical Knit Tank Dress”

IMG_2038Most recently from Kohls I purchased a pair of Levi jeans. They were a regular $40, but they were 80% off and an additional 20% of that price. With Kohls Cash I ended up paying under $4 for the jeans. They are a bit baggy as they are a size larger than what I usually buy. They also aren’t typically my style because they’re wide legged, but they were so cheap I couldn’t leave them behind. I plan to turn them into boyfriend jeans and add some distressing.

From the thrift store I was able to snag a few tops and a dress. I didn’t go in looking for anything in particular, I just wanted to see if anything caught my eye. I was able to find a plaid Gap shirt and a basic tee that can be styled with anything. I have a plaid shirt from Gap that I purchased 5 years ago and it’s one of my favorites in my entire wardrobe.

I also snagged a few Old Navy items. I found a nice white dress which I’ll end up wearing sometime next Summer. It has great knit detailing at the the top and it’s a maxi dress. I’m only 5’6, but it’s difficult for me to find maxi dresses. I like the dress to basically drag the ground, not stop at my ankles. I also found a pair of joggers that I’m still trying to figure out how to style. They reach my ankles, but I would wear them cropped.

Lastly, I found two tops that didn’t have the tag inside, but they look like they would be from Aeropostale. they are so cute, so flowy and every time I wear them I get major compliments. I try to stay away from white tops because I always drop something on my clothing, but thankfully this one has stay cleaned.

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Check out my previous thrift haul HERE. There are a few more items I’d like to add to my wardrobe for the fall/winter. A wish list post is coming soon!