Recently while on the online hunt for all the spring things, this little sarong-like skirt caught my eye on the Free People site. I immediately added to cart but then kept it there for a few days because it’s admittedly a bit of a splurge. Well I finally pulled the trigger and am so happy that I did. It’s surprisingly versatile paired with a lightweight sweater and booties or a favorite faux leather jacket for now and then sandals and beachy accessories later once the weather warms up. (See below.)
It’s predictably super comfy, and I find it runs true to size. Now, if I can only convince myself that I don’t need the yellow color in it too 😉 Hope everyone is having a great week so far!
Happy Thursday, friends! It’s been a while since I rounded up a whole bunch of recent looks, so today I’m doing just that. And while I didn’t actually plan it this way, pretty much everything in the post is super affordable. A couple of my standout faves? These ivory denim shorts that I wear a ton are currently marked down to $14. (I sized up.) This linen shirt from Amazon is so great over a swimsuit or paired with denim shorts, both below. I live in these $15 graphic tees, and this adorable romper is almost 60% off.
When it comes to my wardrobe, I have to admit – when I love something, I love it hard. Gladiator sandals were in, I wore them to DEATH. Stretchy culottes of the 2000s? I had every color. Comfy, cozy loungewear and all the matching sets of 2020? You know I went all in, and I’m not ditching a single piece yet. (In fact I’m just doubling down and grabbing more sets and comfy basics for spring, #NoRegrets.)
And in addition to the loungewear love I’ve currently got a big ole thing for jumpsuits. (To be fair, I’ve kind of always got a thing for jumpsuits, but they’re currently in heavy rotation around here.) It started with the tailored, strong shoulder version above and pretty much took off from there. If you’re digging the look like I am, scroll around below for a few of my faves at a bunch of different price points, including two that are under $20.
For the days when you want to wear sweats but feel the need to wear “real clothes” (hello, responsibilities), there’s just no beating an easy, comfy dress. With sneakers or booties (or sandals in the spring), I love the effortlessly polished vibe that a dress gives off over your everyday jeans and sneakers, and luckily here in SoCal, we can almost wear dresses all year long. Almost. So today I’m rounding up six super affordable, won’t break the bank styles that you can wear now and into spring.
Dry January is almost done and California is slowly reopening, so I’m thinking I’ll be making my way to a weekend brunch in one of these dresses REAL soon. Happy almost weekend, friends!
Heads up, friends – one of my favorite online boutiques is having a sitewide sale, and if you’re in need of a little wardrobe pick-me-up, I think you’re gonna want to take a scroll. Red Dress Boutique is one of those sites that I actually don’t shop all that often for some reason, but every time I do, I find a couple of things that I end of loving. The dark floral dress above is one of those pieces. Right now it’s under $45, and I really love how you can style it a thousand different ways. It’s so cute with booties, sneakers, or sandals, and I also paired it with tall boots and a leather jacket over the holidays. The tunic sweater above is another favorite that I think I’ll be grabbing in a second color.
Whatever you’re in the mood for, Red Dress has a ton of cute things right now. From dresses to sweaters, loungewear to sneakers, and the cutest selection of hats, there are so many good finds at some really good prices. Use code “Bright20” to take 20% off your entire purchase. January 2021 has been the longest year ever, right? So go ahead – treat yo’self.
Scoop’s latest collection to drop might just be my favorite so far, so today I’m rounding up a bunch of fall pieces that I snagged. You seriously can’t go wrong with the sweaters, and a few of the dresses remind me so much of Free People styles for less than half the FP price tag. (I mean, how much does the snake print dress below remind you of this Free People dress that I wore last season? I actually prefer the Scoop version though because it’s lined and has a better length.)
Now that I’ve got half of my fall wardrobe figured out, I’ll just be over here waiting for the weather to wear it. Hope everyone has a great rest of their week!
It’s been a little while since I’ve been this excited about a new dress (and admittedly, I rarely even wear dresses these days), but y’all, this one is so good. I probably wouldn’t have even noticed it if I saw it online first, but last week I swung by Pacific City for a little lunch takeout from Lemonade (#TreatYoself) and decided to pop into Free People while waiting for my food.
While I definitely haven’t been on the hunt for much “normal” clothes lately (you’ll notice my Nordstrom sale faves are pretty heavy on the PJ’s and loungewear), I just couldn’t resist this little cargo-pocketed dress. It’s so cute with sandals or wedges, and I’ll probably be pairing it with sneakers (see below) for a little “parking lot dining” with a friend later this week. (Orange County still isn’t allowing indoor seating at restaurants, so most places have moved all of their tables out into the parking lots and sidewalks so that they can remain open. And honestly, while I haven’t been out to eat much lately, the parking lot dining sitch with our current perfect weather has been really nice.)
And while I hate to even mention fall fashion at the beginning of August in Southern California, I just think this dress will be so cute paired with suede booties in the fall. After all, if I’m gonna buy a piece of “normal clothing” right now, it better last a few seasons, right?
Happy New Year, my long lost friends! Yes, I realize we are already halfway through January (WHAAAT?!) and that my last post was wayyy back at the beginning of December, but I can honestly say I have no regrets about it. Well, that’s not true. I do wish I had shared more snaps of our holiday home decor because it’s 100% my favorite time of year in our house, but other than that, I’m so glad that I spent the holidays being present and just celebrating my favorite time of year with family and friends.
Things have admittedly changed for me in the last couple of years in the blogosphere, and that’s OK. I worked hard to build an authentic, genuine following here on the blog, and your support has meant and will continue to mean the world to me. THANK YOU for following along all these years! Over the years I’ve probably failed to keep up with some of the blogging trends out there – I NEVER got into Snapchat (still don’t get it), have zero interest in creating Youtube videos, am terrible at keeping up with Instagram stories, and, in general, was VERY late to the Instagram game. And don’t even try to talk to me about TikTok – I have NO idea what that app is about. Impeding, maybe, but I’m OK with that too because these just never felt very “me”.
These days, managing our Airbnb property takes up a good bit of my time, and when it comes to lots of events and travel, well, I really just love being at home with my husband and pups. While I’ve continued to post on Instagram, the blog has been a bit neglected. But now, the new year is here and it’s time I get back to sharing the things clouding up my headspace – fashion, home decor, and (obviously) the Amazon purchases I’m loving. My 2020 goal is a handful of posts a month on only my favorite looks, finds, and random thoughts…and the dogs. Obviously the dogs.
And so today, kicking off my 2020 posts with an outfit full of favorites. I actually grabbed this dress in the orange color back in late November but decided to swap it once I saw the black color online. It was on backorder but finally came in, and I LOVE it. I love the fitted top, flowy skirt, sheer sleeves, and easy floral print. It’s beyond comfortable, and I’m digging it with booties and a leather jacket now and sneakers and a denim jacket into spring. Speaking of leather jackets, this favorite with gold hardware is currently on major sale and feels so much more expensive than it is. Also, if you haven’t checked out these under $20 Amazon hats yet, you’re seriously missing out on a steal.
Happy 2020 and a BIG, FAT THANK YOU to all of you for following along!
It’s officially gift-giving season (or at least gift-buying season), and I’ve already got a little tiny start. Three gifts is a start, right? This year I’m skipping the gift guides on the blog and sharing some favorite finds as they come along. If you’re on the hunt for cozy little somethings for your loved ones or yourself, definitely check out this post to grab Barefoot Dreams pieces for a steal.
And today I’m rounding up a slew of scarves that I’m loving right now, and they’re all under $50. From bold colors and beautiful prints, ultra-soft fabrics and fun fringe, there are lots of great picks below for the gals in your life. Click through and stay tuned for more gift ideas in the coming weeks. Happy shopping, friends!
Remember these wide leg pants that I first shared with you guys back in April? I seriously love the exaggerated silhouette, the fun print, and the super comfy fit and have gotten so many compliments on them. (Make sure you size down – I’m wearing a small for reference.) They were a favorite summertime statement, and today I’m styling them up for fall.
Heeled booties, a turtleneck tee, and my new favorite leather jacket easily take these pants into the next season. This exact print is sadly sold out, but they’ve been restocked in six great color options. I so love this orange pair styled with the chunky knit sweater – so pretty and cozy for fall. And now I’m sitting here thinking…maybe I need a second color?