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Affordable Office Outfit Series: H&M

Week 3 of affordable, comfortable, EASY office clothes to complete your {I-never-see-the-light-during-the-day} wardrobes comes from H&M!

For me, H&M is either a major hit or a super flop when it comes to affordable office clothing.  Sometimes I’ll go through looooooong phases of being unpleased with the clothes, pricing, OR both.  And other times I’ll end up buying the whole store & walk away spending a little less than $50 (<<< some of the best days of my life).

Right now, we’re in the later of the two options.

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H&M is killing it w/their options & pricing at the moment.

Comfortable, basic, affordable clothes to revamp the office wardrobe for CHEAP!  Yes. Please.

I would’ve done an H&M post first, but I know their store locations are not as easy to find as a Target or Forever 21.  I have to say, totally worth shopping online through H&M’s website.  The stores are always so busy!

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Pants $10!  (  Similar:  HERE  ) These pants look a little like leggings at the top, as they don’t have belt loops, but they aren’t stretchy & still hold in your legs (LOL is that a thing?) so you won’t look like you rolled out of bed & went to work in yoga pants.  They have them in so many colors & I will be purchasing them all.

Shirt $15!  (  Similar:  HERE  )  Seriously.  This one and about 100 more similar to the one I’m wearing are available at H&M now – I would hop on it!  The mix & match between the pants & shirts, you’ll never need to shop stupid office clothes again #blessed.

I should also note, H&M jewelry has always been the place I like to buy affordable (it’s ok if I lose/break it) items.  They have pretty pieces that don’t tarnish quickly & are super affordable.

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That’s it for my affordable office series!  I really wanted to show you how affordable & easy new office clothes can look at a few super common retailers.

It’s a battle I’m always discussing w/friends – you don’t want to spend $$$$$ on clothes only your computer screen is going to see BUT you have to look like you tried a little for that one time your boss walks in…  I hope this inspired that mission.

As for me, I’m needing to vent that I’m completely over hot weather.  Anyone living somewhere that is cold or slightly cold right now?  Tell me about it please, inspire me to move.  We were out at a fundraiser Saturday & I almost passed out from heat stroke, we’re still pushing 100 degrees!  No thanks, over it.  Until the temps change, you can find me enjoying the comforts of my own A/C.

Have a great week everyone!! Remember to be thoughtful 🙂

 

Xx

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Affordable Office Outfit Series: Forever 21

Week 2 of affordable office outfits is coming from Forever 21!

I have a ton of tops from Forever 21 that I would wear to the office every single day & no one would believe how much I paid for them…

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Full disclosure, in order to stick with completing an entire affordable office outfit from one store I had to try on (what felt like) hundreds of office appropriate pants or skirts – these are what I landed on.

Super affordable, comfortable, & the perfect length.  You can never have enough black pants for the office.

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Cream Top: Here / Orange Top: Here / White Top: Here & Here / Black Pants: Here

Forever 21 is my favorite place to find an office appropriate, affordable top –  they have a huge variety of easy tops to finish off your office uniform.

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Alrighty, I’m off to sleep!  So. Tired. I’ve been in Minnesota for the weekend & have been running around like crazy – recap of all the activities coming soon!  For now, follow along on Instagram or Snapchat.

Have a positive week & be thoughtful!

Xx

 

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Affordable Office Outfit Series: Target

Let’s be real, working at a desk in an office with a tiny window, doesn’t exactly feel like a fashion runway.  The last thing anyone working inside an office wants to do is spend ANY money on office clothes.  Ew…  My friends & I discuss the cheapest ways & places to buy office clothes and not look like we’re wearing items from high school.

Affordable Office Outfit from Target

Because how completely boring to spend a ton of money on items only the creepy dude that comes in once a week will see? Not ideal.

For the next 3 weeks I’m going to give you a conservative, realistic outfit from super affordable, accessible stores to help complete your weekly office uniform – for cheap!  I say office uniform w/confidence.  You only need a couple major pieces to wear throughout each week.  No need to have a huuuuuuge variety, stick to basic essentials & accessorize from there to mix it up.

 Affordable Office Outfit from Target

Also, I KNOW you’re no basic bitch.  This is simply the reality of the situation.  I know after work in your athleisure, then cocktail hour outfits – you’re a hard 10 in your lululemon’s & tiny black dresses.  I’m there with you, but office walls won’t see you and that’s where the skimping needs to happen.  I say skimping hesitantly, these outfits may be affordable, but I think they’re still good for after office activities when necessary.

Office Outfit Number One: Target.

Affordable Office Outfit from Target

This black dress can transition you from summer to fall to winter.  Black never goes out of style & always looks professional no matter the price point.  As it gets cooler, pair it with tights, then a scarf, and eventually big winter jackets & boots.

Below are 4 different ways to change up this ONE black dress – all affordable and available at Target 😉

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Main Piece:  Black Dress & Nude Purse

Accessorize to change up the look:

1. Watch / Shoes

2. Watch (similar) / Tights / Shoes

3. White Blazer / Shoes / Tights / Watch

4. Scarf / Shoes / Watch (similar)

Toooooo easy! Plus it’s super comfortable & can easily transition through the seasons… Layer it with different jackets, shoes, tights, scarves and accessories as the cooler months role in and it’ll look like you’re buying a new dress every week.

Oui. Oui.

Xx.

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Summer Pretty Skirts

It was August when I first moved to Texas from Minnesota – the heat just about made me pack up my bags & turn around.

My roommate instructed me to go buy a couple of skirts, explaining it’s the only way to stay comfortable. <— Ever since then, a skirt has been my go-to when I can’t take the heat anymore.

Flowing, light, + pretty.

You can dress them up, switch them around with a couple crop tops, dress them down w/a T-Shirt… The creativity is endless (…and necessary on Day 30 of 100+ degrees)!

Here’s some pretty online finds:

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Forever 21 Contemporary Fringe Pencil Skirt

Although I have a plain black maxi skirt I wear all the time, one with a little fringe + a vintage t-shirt sounds like a win.

Calvin Klein Lace Scuba A-line Skirt

 Love this for work. White is my favorite color. Clean & crisp.  Staying cool at work helps get through the day without bitting someones head off.

BOG Collective Tulip Wrap Maxi Skirt

Florals?! Yes please.  Dress it up w/heels and jewelry.  Dress it down w/ sandals and an itty bitty crop top. NEEEEEED IT.

 

Off to slumber!! Prepped my mind for another great week – let’s get at it Monday! OUIIII!

 

Xx

 

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Beat The Sahara Heat In These Comfortable & Sexy Undergarments

Hi!

I’m in a great mood this weekend! Knocked so many things off my to-do list & set myself up for a productive week.  {It’s the little things, always.}

However, this heat SUCKS!

And sometimes, you can’t be sitting poolside.

I don’t know why its taken me almost 10 years to figure out the correct undergarment’s to wear when it’s 9 million degrees?! This is some hidden secret I was unaware of.

Wearing any of these comfortable & sexy bra’s will change your summer!

You’d be surprised how much wearing a comfortable undergarment can boost your confidence when battling the sky high summer temperatures. Tolerating the constant sweat beads dripping down your body will start to feel a little more sexy & a little less hot mess.

Look good! Feel good! And be confident!

 

OUIIIIIIII!

 

Stay Comfortable In the Summer

1. Sports Bra’s

There are so many pretty sport’s bra’s these days – you can get away w/wearing them even when you don’t have a workout planned.

Calvin Klein Logo Cotton Bralette / H&M Pink Sports Bra

2. Lace Bra’s

I’ve been living in the thick strap, lace bra’s this summer. Game changer to battling the heat for sure. Super comfortable & you can always wear them as a crop top too!

Out From Under All Over Scallop Lace Racerback

3. Strappy Bra’s

Sometimes less IS more. These don’t overheat your body & they look super pretty underneath your lose fitting summer tops or dresses.

Contrast Triangle Bra / Crossback Strap Bra / Limited Edition Triangle Bra

 

My favorite, beat-the-heat finds of the moment!

I’m overjoyed at this discovery. (HA!)

 

Happy Monday everyone!!

 

Xx

 

 

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What To Wear: A Backyard Barbecue

Awwww Sunday’s… I love how calm & peaceful they are, right?

Since I’ve been eating A LOT of barbecue lately for my Texas BBQ Series – I’ve gotten pretty familiar with barbecue vibes, including BBQ fashion.

If I could’ve gotten away with wearing this EXACT outfit – in all of my pictures, at each dining location – I would have…

Summer = Barbecue’s… and we’ll be ready!

What to wear to a BBQ

 

 

 

1. Wyatt Plaid Peplum Blouse  

I’m highly obsessed with this shirt. I want to wear it every day.  Not only is this blouse super comfortable, it’s flattering too. In my opinion, white plaid isn’t soooo plaidy – it’s fancy plaid. I love the white, I love the cut and peplum style, + I love the fit.

2. High Rise Raw Denim Shorts

These shorts are necessary for summer in general.  Easy to wear & a staple closet item. (I probably wear them too often.)

I forgot where I first learned this tipidty tip – but buying your denim shorts in a size or two larger than your normal size makes for a more lose look, less of:  my-ass cheeks-are-literally-hanging-out-the-bottom look…

3. Mia Issy Lace-Up Wedge Sandals 

Wedges are easy-to-wear heels.  Since you don’t want to walk into a backyard BBQ with a skinny heal poking into the dirt, a wedge is a perfect way to dress up the outfit appropriately.

4. Gold Tiny Heart Shape Necklace & Carole Amethyst Necklace

I’m loving the choker + long necklace combo – adds the perfect touch.

5. Joe Fresh East West Tote

If you’re like me – you’ll need a pretty big & easy bag for a backyard BBQ.  I mean, where else are you going to put your huge iPhone, sunscreen, sunglasses, camera, bug spray + Vicks...??

 

EEEEE! Love it.

Have a great week everybody!

It’s a fresh start. Time to be positive and spread the happy!

Talk soon

Xx

 

 

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Memorial Day {Closet} Inspiration

Memorial Day is right around the corner, and lucky you, I have some goodie {red white & blue} closet items ready for you!

I LOVE taking advantage of wearing our beautiful country’s colors loud and proud. YAY!

Let’s get in to it…

 Memorial-Day-Outfit inspiration

1.  Endless Rose Louvre Top

Time to take full advantage of white being technically acceptable again – White x white x white x white! YASSSS hun-ayyy! White clothes are my favorite. So crisp. So clean. So fresh.  And nothing is better than white for Memorial Day.. right?  This shirt is cute + perfect for a little family time or extra day off. Comfy & fresh!

2.  Stay White Mid-Rise Rockstar Super Skinny Jeans

To my excited surprise, I happen to know these white jeans are bomb.  I bought them at one of Old Navy’s sales a long time ago and haven’t looked back.. and they DO stay white.  {I don’t know how, but they do.} These jeans, that shirt.. Perfection!

3.  Sanibell Sandal

Rocking some red heels like these is the perfect pop of color for your all-white look.  Totally ties in the Memorial Day feel (…and gives you an excuse to wear bright red heals).

4.  H&M Sunglasses

Pair any outfit with these easy breezy blue shades and you’ve completed your look! You can picture it right? White shirt, white jeans, red heals, blue shades…

5.  Endless Summer 100 Degree Dress

If you live anywhere that’s already feeling like 100 degrees, like myself, then a cute dress will be your best option. I love this red, fluffy, flowy + happy dress for Memorial Day, & the rest of the summer season.

6. Le Kate Sleeveless Ruffle Jumpsuit

One word people: Target.  It’s so good! Target AND this cute little jumper.  .I got really excited when I saw this. (I may or may not have had a dream of myself wearing it… TMI?) And imagine it paired with the red shoes?!  Yep.

7. Tommy Hilfiger Sporty Embroidered Stars Set of 3 Pouches

Stars work around Memorial Day & July Fourth extra well – I love these little bags.  I separate all the things in my huge purse into smaller bags, and these look like a perfect way to do that.  Again, this would add a perfect little touch to your Memorial Day weekend, and the summer days to follow…

Awwww summertime.

What are you guys up to for Memorial Day? I’m still trying to make plans – BBQ, beach, pool, travel, clean?!… However, this household is still healing a bit from the missing appendix situation.  Nothing a little time + garlic can’t fix.

Ok, nighty night!

Xx

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One Piece Swimsuit Goodness

I love one piece swimsuits.

First of all, they’re so versatile. You can wear them to the pool and beach + throw on cute bottoms to dress them up or down for evening and night.

I’ll admit, I used to be very basic with my swimwear – I avoided tan lines like the plague… Now that I sit in the shade & spray tan – tan lines are the last of my concerns.

Bring on the rope straps and cutouts, I’m ready!

The best one piece swimsuits

 

1. Nasty Gal Alina Swimsuit

Hot! Hot! Hot!  Black, swim, one piece, low cut, high cut.  If you throw on a skirt you can take this swimsuit anywhere, any time and be THE knockout. Also comes in different colors, so if you’re really feeling yourself go for nude or red.

2. Gathered Deep Plunge 

I’m a sucker for white. It’s just sooo clean and fresh! How can you not?!  This white piece is pretty & classy too.

3. Virtue La Boheme Lace

The details + color has me like: “Hiiiiiiiiiiii, I’m Katie and I want to wear you around for everyone to see. And possibly sip tea after.”

4. Mesh Plunge

When your one piece meets skin + sexy.  I love this color in the summertime, awake and fruitful.

5. ASOS Mesh Panel

If you’re not daring enough to go for the black low cut/high cut above, this is a perfect alternate.  Black is sexy and easy to pull off –> on anyone & pretty much always.  This super cute one piece could easily be paired with a maxi skirt or shorts to complete any look you’re going for.

6. TopShop Sequin Cactus

One pieces should be fun too! How fun is this all pink with a little shimmer? I want it yesterday. Imagine fun pool party – wanting to look good, but running around and playing water games at the same time.

7. South Beach Issy

Ok… Do you ever want to participate in water sports or jump around and dance or play water volleyball or do a cannon ball or dive off the dock in a swimsuit…. WITHOUT the risk of it falling off?  All hail this beauty. Everything is locked in AND you look pretty!

 

 

Your turn, where did you find your one piece swimsuit for the season?!

Now I’m off to dream of sun and beach water…

Xx

 

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