June 30, 2014

Top 6 Anthropologie Favorites Under $100

Anthropologie is one of those stores that I find myself going into and having a hard time leaving without something. I absolutely love their selection of not only clothing, but jewelry, accessories, and home goods. Sometimes the price tag can be daunting for shoppers like me who are on a budget and generally steer toward more practical items that I know I will get a lot of use of out versus pieces that are so unique and special that I just have to have them regardless of the price tag. With that being said, if I won $200 to Anthro, I would have no problem spending it on some less than practical items (i.e. a jeweled clutch). Anthropologie has a wonderful sale going on right now, so I spent some time window shopping their site and found six of my current favorites to share with all of you, especially my fellow budget babes. Don't forget to head to my previous post found here for your chance to win $200 to shop at Anthropologie so you can pick up whatever your little heart desires. Happy Monday all, let's enjoy this short week!

1. Laguna Racerback Dress (on sale for $99.95 & comes in two great patterns)
3. Big Cat Reading Glasses (only $48 - so cute for all my fellow eyeglass wearers!)
4. Split Tone Tunic (on sale for $39.95)
6. Portola Shorts ($78)

June 27, 2014

Friday's Fab Favorites Link Up

Happy Friday! I feel like I am on a blog post roll this week! I am definitely ready for the weekend, but when is that not the case? I know it's important to be present and live in the moment, but honestly I would much rather be living in the relaxing work-free moments. Anyway, I am so excited to be co-hosting this Friday's Fab Favorites Link Up with the beautiful Lauren of Style Elixir. Please check out the link up steps below and link up your favorite post from the week. My favorite thing about link ups is the opportunity to find and connect with different bloggers that you may not have found otherwise, and have been very lucky to stumble upon some of my current favorites, including Style Elixir. I hope you all have a wonderful rest of your week, and don't forget to enter to win $200 to Anthropologie here.

C&C California Tank (similar color)
Luxe Statements 'Val' Necklace c/o [use the code MOS15 for 15% off your order]
Gap Colorblock Clutch (old, loving this to splurge on)
Express Heels (old, cute similar option)

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Friday's Fab Favorites Link Up:
1. Please follow your Host Style Elixir (via Bloglovin' or Instagram) and your fabulous Co-Hosts... Lindsay from Middle of Somewhere (follow via Bloglovin') Jessica from Elegantly Dressed and Stylish (follow via Bloglovin') Lorna from Lorna Mai (follow via Bloglovin') 2. Link up anything... it could be one of your previous posts that you like, or a post about your favorite things! 3. Please include a link back to this post within your post (because it's such a nice thing to do!) 4. Now simply add your link below! We hope you all enjoy meeting other bloggers and discovering some new things. 5. If you would like to Co-Host Friday's Fab Favorites, email for more details!
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June 26, 2014

$200 Anthropologie Giveaway

Good morning! I don't typically post on Thursdays, but I had to make an exception to let you all know about a fabulous giveaway that I am co-hosting - $200 to Anthropologie could be yours! Make sure to check out the Rafflecopter below to enter. The giveaway will run until next Thursday, and of course the more entries you complete, the better chance you have to win this wonderful prize! Good luck!

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June 25, 2014

Tropical Floral

As soon as I tried on this dress, I asked my husband when he was taking me to Hawaii for a vacation. The material is so silky and lightweight, and would be perfect to wear for a nice dinner followed by a walk on the beach... or in our case, breakfast at home and a walk in the park (insert Emoji laughing/crying face). The dress is such a statement on it's own, I thought it was best to pair with simple, understated jewelry. A monogram is a great way to personalize any outfit. I am loving the Classic Circle Monogram and the Classic Block Monogram options from Love Always. Don't forget to use the code MOS at check out for 15% off your monogram order (or any other order!).


And can we just talk about how cute my little blog assistant is? I hope you are all having a great week and make sure to check back in the next few days for an exciting giveaway (hint: think Anthropologie)!

Linking Up With: Trend Spin Link UpSummer Style

June 23, 2014

Stripes & Little Miss Monday Link Up

Windblown and stripes... does this theme feel repetitive? Welcome to my life. Anyway, I hope you all had a great weekend! I am excited to announce that today I am co-hosting Little Miss Fashion Monday with the lovely Claire of Little Miss Fashion Queen. I was thrilled when she informed me that the theme for this week's link up was stripes because I just happened to get this great Old Navy dress last weekend for a whopping $12. If that's not a steal, I don't know what is. The quality of this dress is wonderful too. It is a nice thick cotton material and not see through at all, which is amazing considering it's white. I have been looking forward to sharing this dress with you all, and today is the perfect opportunity. Make sure you follow the rules listed below and add your favorite outfit featuring any type of stripes to the InLinkz widget at the end of this post.

Forever 21 Mirrored Avaitors (sold out, similar)
Baublebar Necklace (old, similar)

All bloggers will be able to submit their post links via the inlinkz widget below every Monday at 7:00am with their look on our theme of the week. This will allow bloggers to show off their personal style, find new followers and meet some fashion queens! You will also have the chance to be featured on our blogs the following Monday! So grab the button and link up. 

Here are the rule bloggers:

1. Please use link up etiquette and follow your host (Little Miss Fashion Queen) and co-host (Middle of Somewhere) of the week.

2. Please provide a link to Little Miss Monday Link-up in your post, or use the button on your blog.

3. Please comment on the link-up.

It's that simple, can't wait to see your summer stripes!

June 21, 2014

Blue on Blue

Please excuse my poor excuse for an updo in these pictures. I am all for the messy bun, but this is more like  the "I threw my hair up in the car because if I didn't it would have been in my face and mouth the entire time" style. My husband and I came across this vibrant blue wall on a drive home from a trip to Northern NM and of course we had to stop for a photo op. It seems as though every time we go out to take pictures, the wind decides to blow more intensely than it does at any other point in the day. Please tell me I am not the only one who has this problem. I hesitated to make a post out of these ones, but loved the blue wall (and how it matched my top) too much to let them fall by the wayside. 

Kohls Top (great JCrew lookalike and it's now under $15!)
BCBG Purse (old)
LC Lauren Conrad Avaitors (similar)

I can't believe I am typing this... happy first weekend of summer! xo

June 18, 2014

Love Always

As you may have seen in one of my recent posts, I have been chosen to be a Brand Representative for Love Always. I am very excited to start styling some of my pieces and sharing them with you all soon. In the meantime, I thought I would pick out some of my favorite items from Stephanie's shop. If you decide to make a purchase (which I hope you do!) you can enter the code MOS at check out to receive 15% off your entire order. You can't beat that, especially if you're looking for a personalized piece, such as the Classic Block Monogram.

1. Cursive Love Bangle Set: Perfect for layering up your arm party!
2. Heart Initial Necklace: Represent you and your sweetheart with this one. This would also make a great bridal shower gift for one of your girlfriends.
3. Cursive Nameplate Necklace: My mom has a nameplate from when she was in her 20's, and I have always wanted one. This classic style never fades.
4. Coral Double Oval Ring: A great cocktail ring to dress up a LBD for a night out.
5. Classic State Necklace: Wear your heart & state pride around your neck. I will need to get the New Mexico one soon!
6. Oversized Pearl Cuff: I am in love with the oversized pearl trend that is happening right now, and this cuff is a great way to incorporate that into any look.

Hope you are all having a great week so far! xo

June 16, 2014

Neutrals & Neon

I am a huge sucker for a good deal, and these flats are no exception. I had been eyeing these Sam & Libby flats from Target since pinning them on one of my Pinterest boards a few months ago. When I went to Target recently, I happened to see there were two pairs on super clearance ($8.98!) and luckily one pair was in my size. This is about the only time I feel lucky to have giant feet because my size is always left over, along with a size 5 when there is a sale at just about any store. Finding these flats was just another confirmation for my  love for Target. 

Gap Top
Nine West Oversized Clutch (I love this style as an alternative)
Kohls Ring (similar)
Baublebar Necklace (old)

I was excited to receive an email today informing me that the Trend Spin Linkup for this week is DENIM... my favorite! Make sure you head over to Walking in Memphis in High Heels or The Fashion Canvas to link up your denim post this week. Also, don't forget to check out Love Always and use the code MOS at check out to receive 15% off your entire order! I will be posting some of my favorite Love Always items on Wednesday, so stay tuned!

June 14, 2014

Sunset in the 505

One of my favorite parts of blogging so far is getting out and finding different places around the city to take pictures with my husband. We are also learning bits about photography, lighting, and the best times of day to shoot throughout this process, while making do with our less than fancy camera. We decided to give the "golden hour" photos a try, and I am really happy with how they came out for our first attempt!

On another exciting note, I am super happy to announce that I have been chosen as a Brand Representative for Love Always! I will be posting a lot more about the company and their fabulous jewelry in the future, but for now I wanted to let you all know you can enter the code MOS when you check out to receive 15% off any order. They have everything from beautiful personalized monograms to statement earrings, bracelets, rings, and necklaces. I hope you all have a wonderful weekend and a very happy Father's Day!

Forever 21 Pants (old, similar)

P.S. There are only 2 days left to enter for your chance to win $125 Visa gift card - check it out here. And a big congratulations to Marta P. for winning the $100 Nordstrom giveaway!

June 11, 2014

Statement Necklace & Is Chevron Still Relevant?

I don't care what anyone says, I will probably always be a fan of chevron. When my husband and I first moved into our home, chevron was THE big thing and I was (and still am) a huge Pinterest fanatic... so naturally, we painted a wall in the living room of our house green and gold chevron. That was three years ago, and I honestly still love it every time I see it. Not to mention it is the perfect St. Patrick's Day wall and has come in handy for a festive picture or two. When I found this dress online from Old Navy I immediately fell in love with it for two reasons: 1) it is long enough for me, which is never an easy feat and 2) it is in a bold chevron print! It is now on sale for less than $25, so I would hurry over to Old Navy to get your hands on it. And while you're at it, don't forget to sign up for your chance to win $125 Visa gift card here

Sugar Love Boutique Jacket (similar)
Target Sandals (splurge on similar)
Phillip Lim for Target Purse
Baublebar Necklace (no longer available)

June 9, 2014

Summer Visa Gift Card Giveaway

How it is already Monday again?? The weekend always goes by way too fast for my liking. But needless to say, it is the beginning of another week and I am excited to announce that I am co-hosting another fabulous giveaway!

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I am so excited to be teaming up with these wonderful bloggers and Belle Bijoux to bring you this giveaway to kick off the summer! I am loving all the fun trends this year and what a better way to get your summer wardrobe going than with a $125 gift card for some new clothes or a $25 gift card to get some cute new jewelry! There will be 2 winners. The first place winner will receive a $125 visa gift card and the second place winner will receive a $25 gift card to Belle Bijoux.
Good Luck!! 

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HOST: Fashion By Mariah 

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Kiss Me Darling        Wild One Forever         Love Me Dani Marie         Janelle In Real Life

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Friday We're In Love        Night Chayde            Rebecca Lately           Raspberry Glow

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        DC In Style                  Snowstorm                         Kaylie Marie                    Love, The Skinnys

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         Belle Bijoux                            Fred Rongo                       Middle of Somewhere

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June 7, 2014

Nordstrom Wishlist Under $100

Nordstrom has a ton of beautiful clothing items and accessories right now at the price point of $100 or less. In honor of co-hosting my first giveaway, I thought I would pick out some of my favorite summer pieces that would be perfect to get your hands on if you are the lucky winner.

5. Lucky Brand Distressed Denim Shorts ($41.70 - on sale!)

There's only three days left to enter the giveaway for your chance at $100 Nordstrom gift card. Make sure to see my previous post for the Rafflecopter. Hope you all have a fantastic and relaxing weekend!

June 4, 2014

Neon + A Nordstrom GC Giveaway

There is not much to say about this outfit other than I am a sucker for comfy shoes and bright neon pieces. I couldn't believe when I found these shoes on sale at Kohls and purchased them for under $20. The details in this outfit are some of my favorite things: woven fabric on the shoes, tiny hearts on my top, and layering a delicate and statement necklace together. Hope you are all having a great week so far. I can't speak for any of you, but I am so ready for the weekend (as always!)

a.n.a Chiffon Top (similar - on sale!)
Bauble Royale (@baubleroyale) Necklace
Kohls Ring (similar)


I am thrilled to announce my first collaboration giveaway! I have teamed up with 9 other beautiful and talented bloggers to offer one lucky reader a $100 gift card to Nordstrom! All you have to do is follow the included blogs and various social media sites in the Rafflecopter below. Good luck!!

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