Friday, April 24, 2015

Shoe Lottery


Y'all, these shoes and I have a history. Albeit, not a long one since I've only had them for about two months, but a history nonetheless. I ordered them from J.Crew when they were on sale a few months ago. I loved them instantly. I got them and they had sent the wrong size, 6.5 instead of 7. Naturally, just like the ugly step sister in Cinderella, I tried to squeeze my foot into the shoe and wear them around the house to stretch them out. I soon realized, I was not a princess and these shoes would not work. So I returned them. They were sold out online, so no switch-a-roo possible. Then! Low and behold, about one month later the shoes were back in my size for ever CHEAPER! Guys, this never happens. I scooped them up and we lived happily ever after. Don't you love happy endings?







These shoes are no longer online, but I am loving these too. And if you're in the market for a great pair of white denim for spring, pick these jeans up b/c they are fabulous and on sale!

Does anyone have any super fun weekend plans? Aaron is on nights- yay.  So I'm hoping to be productive (and quiet) around the house. I hope everyone has a great and safe one! Thank you for reading friends!

p.s. Follow my weekend along on Instagram @amy_cbandbp and Snapchat @welchie24



Thursday, April 23, 2015

One Skirt: 3 Ways


Look 2: skirt / Top / Heels / Aviators / Clutch / Necklace
Look 3: skirt / Blouse / Pumps / Blazer / Necklace / Bag / sunglasses

Lately, before I buy something, I've really been trying to consider how many different ways I can wear it. When I saw this pink skirt at J.Crew I stopped myself from buying it because I wasn't sure how many different ways I could wear it. However, a week later and a 30% off sale now through the 26th has me thinking differently. I think I might have to snag it. 

It's amazing how many different ways you can wear and item with a little thought. I definitely am guilty of styling things the same way over and over and I really want to challenge myself this summer to get a little more creative! Skirts are great because they offer a base for an outfit without being to constricted. 

What's your favorite, or even easiest item to mix up in your wardrobe. Jeans are obviously super easy! 

Thanks for reading friends, it means so much!




Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Uniform.



Sometimes when I don't have anything to throw on, I grab a tee shirt (these are my favorite), a blazer and some heels. (I love these from Forever21. They have a thick heel which makes them super comfortable for wearing around all day. These items make for a simple one, but I don't care. Sometimes simple is best, let's be honest!

And destroyed denim? It's making such a huge statement right now and I have to say, I kind of love that it can be dressed up, down or all around. Paired with the right items, it's amazing how girly and feminine it can seem!





Jeans c/o ShopRiffRaff (similar here) / Shoes / Top / Blazer / Bag (similar under $100.00) / Lipstick / Necklace c/o Kendra Scott / Sunglasses / Watch

I admit that before buying these shoes, I hadn't bought anything at Forever21 in quite sometime. I get overwhelmed going into the store b/c it's so big and I feel like I need three hours, but I recently perused online and realized that is a great alternative. I only wish their return policy was a little better. Oh well, can't win them all!

Do you shop at Forever21

Thanks for reading friends, have a great one!






Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Purple


 Did anyone watch Breaking Bad? If so, do you know how Marie's house was decorated in Purple and she ALWAYS wore purple? My husband hated that. I don't know why it bothered him so much, but he would always say "I hate all that purple" or "Why is she always in purple?" I don't know why it bothered him so much. 

Well, when I saw this jumpsuit, I knew it wouldn't be my husband's favorite because of that. But throw a little pink on and I don't even think he noticed it was purple. Guys are weird. But I love how it's shorts underneath so you get a skirt like illusion. Plus, it's on major sale right now. And what about this amazing selection of jumpsuits? That BBDakota one is swoon worthy, and this one? Love. 




jumpsuit (40% off) / Sandals / Blazer / Sunglasses / Bag c/o Grateful Bags (some nude options here) / Necklace old, similar / Watch / Bracelet 

Speaking of husbands. Im excited to see mine tonight. He's been gone at a conference since last Friday morning. I am also excited to have help with the dogs again! Whew, being a single dog parent is hard. I honestly have so much respect for single mommas and daddys. I seriously commend you, I can barely maintain two dogs. You guys are my heros, really. 

Thank you for reading, it means so much. 



Monday, April 20, 2015

Crop Tops + Target Beauty Box

This post is sponsored by Target.


See this lipstick I'm wearing y'all? Isn't it the most perfect shade of pink? Well, it came out of the Target Beauty Box. Have you heard of this? It's an amazing way to try affordable sample beauty products delivered right to your door. Each box comes with five products to try and I'm wearing each in this look above. 

Let me first start with the lip-gloss because it's obviously the most prominent item I'm wearing. It's a full size Maybelline Color Elixir Lip Color. It glides on smooth and creates a perfect pout. I started by lining my lips and filled it in with this slightly tinted pink. And can I also just mention the packaging? It looks like a lipstick, but is a gloss! Clever! It actually took me a few tries opening it to realize!





But before these photos, before the fabulous pink lipgloss, I started with the Neutrogena Hydro Boost Gel Cream. It's so light, refreshing and perfect for that little boost of moisture in the morning! It instantly absorbs which means getting ready doesn't require waiting minutes upon minutes for your moisturizer to set before you can apply your makeup. 

I've been wanting to try a set spray for awhile, so I was so excited to find this little sample of L'Oréal Infallible Pro-Spray & Set in my box. You spray it over your face and it sets your makeup for a flawless look all day long. It actually really helped my makeup retention too!


Of course, what's a beauty box without a little haircare. The TRESemmé TRES Two Extra Hold Hairspray was perfect for setting my curls while outfit taking, dinner, etc. I love TRESemmé products and I love now that now I have this sample version to throw in a bag or purse for the day! 






Skirt / Top / Bag (similar here) / Shoes, old (similar) and love these / Necklace (similar) / White heels with Beauty Box photo 

That night, I finished sampling my products by washing with the SheaMoisture Superfruit Complex 10-in-1 System. It left my hair silky smooth and fresh smelling. 

Overall, I loved the Beauty Box; for $5.00 I felt like I got so many amazing products worth such a higher value! The reason I love concepts like Beauty Box is because I hate spending money on products only to find I don't love them. Beauty box offers samples of affordable products you love without having to buy the full price/sized item and find you don't love it. I know there are a ton of higher end sample boxes out there, but Target offers a normal, affordable priced box that gives you your favorite drugstore products at an amazing price! I can definitely say I'll be picking more L'Oréal Infallible Pro-Spray & Set next time I step in to Target thanks to Beauty Box!

On another note, has anyone tried those criss-cross crop tops? I love this one but am hesitant. I actually am hesitant about crop tops in general, but this one is a barely there, so I decided to give it a try! I don't quite know if I can pull it off!

My shoes are sadly old, but I love them so much. They aren't exactly cage sandals, but they kind of remind me of them. I am loving this pair and this pair

Make sure you check out #BeautyBox- I mean, does Target ever have a bad idea? I think not. Have you tried any monthly beauty boxes? I'd love to hear your thoughts, experiences!

Thanks for reading! 

Find your style @targetstyle



Friday, April 17, 2015

Cheeky Peach



I love a good floral maxi. They are perfect for dressing up or down and comfortable. I love this maxi from Cheeky Peach, the side slit totally makes me feel like Angelina Jolie and I love that it is an unexpected element to the dress. The back also has a keyhole cut out, so this dress could be all sorts of date nights perfection, but I choose to wear it for a coffee run and errands with my guy. 

I know I've been wearing these shoes on repeat for the last few weeks, and Im sorry, but I'll continue. I've said it before here, but Ill say it again. They are comfy! I wore them all weekend in Asheville when we went out at night and I kept them on without wanting to die! That almost never happens!

 




Dress c/o Cheeky Peach (similar here and love this one) / Bag / Shoes / Bracelet similar / Watch / Lipstick Ruby Woo / Sunglasses / Jean Jacket 

These photos make me so happy, b/c it officially means it's iced coffee season! Aaron is not a huge coffee drinker, but even he couldn't resist in the NC sunshine! Love it!

Tell me, if you're a coffee drinker, or a tea drinker, what's your drink of choice that you run to when the weather is perfection? I'd love to hear!

I love a good skinny caramel macchiato, but some days just call for an iced coffee with a dab of SF vanilla and skim!

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Floral for Spring....Groundbreaking

  



I know everyone probably does, but every time I hear the word floral, I always think of Meryl Streep and the Devil Wears Prada. I think I've mentioned that on my blog before, and I just can't help it. Her sarcasm and annoyance are so entertaining to me, and while her character is exactly right, that floral is in no way groundbreaking- each spring, I find myself gravitating towards it and buying up anything printed with poppies, daises, palms- you name it. I love the print, groundbreaking or not.  I mean, this pencil skirt is stunning. And this bathing suit- swoon. Bags, phone cases...anything I'm a sucker. 

So I don't care if they are groundbreaking or not, take that Meryl. I love floral. 

What about you? During spring is it gingham, floral, bright colors? Tell me what you love and what Meryl wouldn't approve of. 

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