Friday, November 14, 2014

Out of Office|Moving

Excuse the silence on the blog lately, been busy packing, moving, and unpacking. Bear with me as I get settled. New posts and holiday giveaways coming soon!

Looking forward to having WiFi again! I may or may not be 'borrowing' some for this post! ;)


Sneak peek of my room :)


Thursday, October 16, 2014

What would you do with an extra $100?

Ok, y’all know that I am ALL about a bargain or a great deal! If there’s something I like, I try to hunt around for the best price before purchasing it. If you've been here for a while you know I post Splurge vs Save posts every now and again, like here and here.

Don’t get me wrong, I do splurge every now and then, but I’m thrifty at heart! :-) 
I can’t help penny pinching!
The clearance and sales racks CALL my name!

I try to be cost conscious with all aspects of my life, not just with fashion. One cost cutting measure I discovered is the Dollar ShaveClub! Their blades are just $3 a month which shaves, oops I mean saves members over $100 a year! That makes my bank account happy with a little extra fun money and it also keeps my hubby happy, because I won’t have hairy, scary legs!

There are SO many things I would spend a spare $100 bucks on!

Here’s what’s on my wishlist:

Tote|Booties|Heels

I know, I know, I went a teensy bit over the $100 dollars but seriously - that bag and those shoes are SO worth it! Am I right? Of course I am. 

What would YOU do with an extra $100? Tell me in the comments! 


Monday, October 13, 2014

Decor Inspiration

Do you guys ever get into an outfit inspiration slump?

I know I do, and it doesn't matter how many pins I pin, or how many blogs I visit - sometimes I just can't find that perfect inspiration that I need!

This got me to thinking....maybe I need to start thinking OUTSIDE the box and looking for ideas in places I wouldn't normally look - like the living room!

Ha! Have you ever thought that you can draw outfit inspiration from around the house?

Well I decided to give it a try using the eco friendly pillow designs of Linda Mendible! She's a local designer that focuses on eco friendly, upcycled, and sustainable designs. Don't think she limits herself to just pillows, homegirl is SO talented and also does clothing and bags! Check out her etsy store when you get a chance!

This was my inspiration piece:


I know, I know, how GORGEOUS is this pillow?! UH-MAZE-ING right? Of course. 

I love the mix of yellows, red, teal, and green! 

These are the outfits I came up with after studying the color scheme:





I really wanted to accent the yellows and blues in the pillow and I am totally loving ALL these outfits! Can they just appear in my closet already?!

Now for the best part! Linda, being the awesome person that she is, is offering Shabby,Chic, and Cheap readers a chance to win one of her FABULOUS pillows! Just enter using the rafflecopter below! Good luck!

*Giveaway is open to US readers only.


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Friday, October 10, 2014

Friday Feature

Heeey there!

Today I am being featured over on Shaped to Fit!

Be sure to stop by and catch up on what I've been doing to get back in shape after having baby [in a healthy way].

Have a great weekend!




Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Mens Wear|Date Night

With 2 kids, a full time job, and being a full time student my, life is pretty busy on a day to day basis. Add in blogging, contributing for Carolina STYLE Magazine, Kickboxing classes, and a tiny social life and 24 hours doesn't seem like much time!

I say all of that to say, that dates nights don't happen too often for me and the hubs, so I like to take advantage when they do! I'm talking pulling out all the stops, which includes dressing up!

Paul Frederick is a great site to get the perfect dress shirt for date night. Their new fall line is full of rich purples, oranges, and blues.

These are a few of my favorites, most of which happen to be on sale! (Ahem!)


Of course no date night is complete with out an ensemble for yourself! I saw this dress over the summer on Lyddie, and instantly fell in love! When she posted it for sale a few weeks ago, I jumped on the opportunity to snag it! So glad I did!

Receipt| Dress - On super sale!|Shoes - Shoemint




This post is sponsored by Paul Frederick, however all thoughts and opinions are my own. There are no paid affiliate links contained within this post. 

Monday, October 6, 2014

Monday Night Football

Football season in my house means spending time listening to my husband yell at the TV until the Super Bowl in February. He's either happy with his team or angry with his team...pretty typical for most football fans.

Because we live in NC, he doesn't get to see his beloved Detroit Lions often, so sometimes we'll head out to a local bar to watch them play and have a few wings and beers [I'm no salad eating date!]. Just because we're going to a bar to watch sports, doesn't mean there isn't an opportunity to be fashionable!

My husband would love to sport Megatron's jersey!


Fanatic Jerseys

Fanatics.com is a great site to purchase team gear for affordable prices. They have such a versatile selection for all the sports and teams you can imagine!

And while I do think female jerseys are cute, I chose to go the color themed route, and mix and match team colors.


Receipt: Hat - Hubby's|Dress - My Pink Heels Boutique| Booties - Zappos



One last thing: GOOOOOO LIONS!! 
#DefendTheDen :)







Monday, September 22, 2014

BRB


Life's gotten quite busy lately, but I haven't forgotten about my Shabby, Chic, and Cheap friends! I promise to be back soon with a fabulous new post. 

Thanks for your patience.