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Lifestyle

Oversized Sweaters

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Sweater: Forever21 / Jeans:  Gap  / Boots: Old similar here / Bag: old similar here
I am loving oversized sweaters lately. It is part of my current maternity style, which of course also includes duster cardigans as I mentioned in yesterday’s post. Oversized sweaters are just so cozy and are a perfect maternity piece. If you aren’t expecting is is such a great winter piece. We only have a few more short weeks until Spring arrives and I am so excited!

I am wearing a Forever21 basic grey sweater and you really can’t go wrong with grey and black. Surprisingly, I am wearing a size medium. I love that I can get away with basic clothing at a larger  size, it is really helping keep my style trendy. However, with a few more weeks to go I have been wearing more standard maternity clothing.

I am really loving all of Forever21 clothes lately. They are so affordable and are really trendy and up to date with style. There are so many spring styles I love and I can’t wait until the spring when I can wear them after baby.

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Fashion

Festival Season Fashion

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Kimono: Forever21 sold out similar here and here / Jeans: Banana Republic / Shoes: old similar here / Bag: Anne Klein

Festival season is upon us and that means festival season fashion is going to be all the rage. My favorite part about festival season fashion is how creative you can get with your style. This includes bright colors, fun prints, unique sunglasses, cut off shorts and fun jewelry. It is a time you can have your personality really stand out. I  am not going to Coachella this weekend, but I do have a few concerts to attend in NYC this summer and I love how you can dress so fun for the occasion.

I wanted to share with you a fun Kimono I got from Forever21. I love Forever21 because you can find so many trendy items for such a great budget friendly price. I have worn this Kimono quite a few times including to Epcot when we went to Disney World in February. I love the fringe and the bright colors of this Kimono. I can see it being worn with shorts, some gladiator sandals and a fun hat if you are planning on hitting any of the festivals this year. Are you going to any festivals or concerts this season? What are you wearing to them?

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Fashion, Lifestyle

How to be a Savvy Shopper

How to be a Savvy Shopper

I get this question so much from my girlfriends, how to be a savvy shopper? What is a savvy shopper? Luxury on a budget.

How do I buy so many items at discounted prices? My style looks expensive, but it really is budget friendly. Today I am going talk to you about a few guidelines I always use when buying clothes, shoes, jewelry etc… You can use these tips for a lot of other purchase types too (furniture, home décor, makeup, etc…)

1. Shop online
A lot of people are surprised by this, but 90% of my shopping is online. Online stores have the best deals. Sometimes online websites run 50% off specials online (i.e. Loft) and there is usually a larger selection with department stores online rather than in store, and you can easily “shop around”.

Make sure to always check the return policy when shopping online, as you are more likely to return the item without seeing it or trying it on first.

Below are some of my favorite places to shop online:
Macy’s
Old Navy
Target
Nordstrom

2. Never buy anything at full price
Always use coupons & wait for sales. This is a lesson I learned when I used to watch Suzie Orman. She said every single thing you buy should be at the sale price and this has helped me save so much money.

Macy’s always has sales, and I will always wait for a sale vs. buying it at full price. Holiday sales are really great too. I also use this mentality for other purchases such as home furniture and even buying a car. Everything always at the sale price!

In addition to sales, utilizing coupons is also great; you can find them online before buying a product. And don’t ignore the coupons that come through the mail either. Great ways to save on everyday items as well.

Amazon is also a great resource, I find makeup, cell phone cases and buy used books here (or order books from the library).

Coupon resources:
www.amazon.com
www.retailmenot.com
www.groupon.com
www.livingsocial.com

3. Shop outlets
I don’t utilize this enough, but shopping at Nordstrom Rack, Marshalls, Banana Republic outlet stores, etc…gets you the same style and brand but at a budget friendly price.

I love that Marshall has name brand handbags for 50% the original price and Nordstrom rack has great wear to work dresses for such amazing prices (the other day I saw Calvin Klein dresses for $30). I don’t live as close to a huge outlet shopping center as I would like, but when I do go, I feel like I won the jackpot. If you can utilize this, it is great! Also, some factory / outlet stores also have websites and you can purchase these items online without having to go to a store. Remember to check the return policy!

4. Budget friendly stores
H&M, Zara, Forever21
These are my favorite. These are my go to when I want to wear whatever is trendy & hip but I do not want to spend a lot of money. I also love the jewelry, handbag, & sunglasses from these stores. They are really great for shopping the latest trend at a low price.

Hope you found this article helpful! How are you a savvy shopper? Let me know in the comments below, I love good shopping tips!

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Fashion

Spring Scarves

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Scarf: H&M / Jeans: Banana Republic / Denim Shirt: old similar here / Trench Coat: similar here / Shoes: Nine West

I love spring scarves. They are so light weight, they come in so many fun spring prints to spice up your wardrobe and keep you warm on those chilly spring days without making you too hot. There are so many fun spring accessories but this one is one of my favorite. You can wear spring scarves with a dress, denim on denim, with a spring trench coat, and even with leggings or after working out to spice up your casual outfit. I have styled spring scarves in so many different styles and they have all looked wonderful. I hope you are adding spring scarves to your wardrobe, I feel it is a must! If you need any advice on how to transition your wardrobe to spring, read my article here. Now all we need is the spring weather to come and stay in New York!

Let me know in the comments below how you style spring scarves xoxo.