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I learned many lessons while working in retail such including but not limited to:

  • Whatever you’re looking for is probably not in the back
  • Store closings are not just a free-for-all but can be very sad
  • You truly can’t please everyone
  • The customer does think they’re always right even if they are really, really not
  • There is really very little reason to buy anything full price

I honestly didn’t even realize it before I worked at Pier One but there is a) always some kind of sale or clearance and b) a good chance that the piece you love is going to hit it eventually. The only circumstance where this might not be the case is holiday specific items. We had people furious at us that we ran out of special edition ornaments by Christmas Eve but what are ya gonna do?

As far as clothes, I rarely, if ever, buy clothes full price. I stalk and I wait to catch my prey. If I miss it, I just means I don’t need it anyway! I haven’t been buying clothes much at all, to be honest but I might consider a little Nordstrom splurge for their fall sale. I’m definitely taking a peek for Christmas shopping, but I want to share the pieces I love for me.

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I eschewed gingham with a firm hand up until last year. I hated the preppy “checks” especially when I was a super wise and *~edgy~* 10th grader who preferred Hot Topic above all else. I saw the light and have been wanting to add more gingham into my wardrobe.

I think my turning point was seeing so many cute outfits from Lauren that break the pattern mixing rule flawlessly. (Fun fact: she was one of the first bloggers I followed!) I tried it myself for Valentine’s Day and the mix ‘n’ match layers just felt so fun! Right now, the last thing I want to do is layer up, but I’m thinking of using gingham as a neutral for button-downs under sweaters once it gets cooler. And yes, I’m already wishing summer away into the crisp fall-ness I look forward to every year. I’m looking for cool, sunny, October days with a punch of color. Is it weird that I’ve started planning fall outfits already?

Gingham Frill Hem Dress||Women’s Madewell Gingham Check Pull-On Shorts||Women’s Draper James Cloister Gingham Cotton Top||rag & bone/JEAN Capri Jeans in Gingham||Pendleton – Gingham Shirt Women’s Clothing||ASOS FULLER BUST Gingham Cotton Frill Hidden Underwire Bandeau Bikini||Clare V. Gingham Leather Foldover Clutch – Blue||Cole Haan Pinch Weekender Gingham Loafers

 

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As someone with a bit of closet ADD, who shops almost exclusively online, I’m always on the hunt for new retailers. Make Me Chic is one of my newest affiliates and I love their price points- perfect for trying new trends without breaking the bank. I’m especially loving their street-style collection for torn-up and graphic tees!

From their website:

MakeMeChic.com was created with the vision of providing women everywhere the latest fashions at the most competitive prices with exceptional customer service. We are an Internet fashion retailer based out of City Of Industry in sunny southern California. We first gained popularity through our unique and fashion forward footwear selection, which rapidly increased our product line to apparel, accessories, handbags, swimwear, costumes and lingerie due to high demands. Our professional customer service ensures a pleasant shopping experience. And our streamline warehouse operation and detailed inspection process gains 100% customer service satisfaction.

Have you ordered from them before? I’d love to know your thoughts!

Embroidered Rose Applique Fringe Trim Heathered Tee||Light Wash Raw Hem Crop Distressed Jeans||Gingham Ruffle Trim Mixed Media Babydoll Tee

Pink Scallop Trim Sleeveless Shift Dress||Color Block Pocket Short Sleeve Shift Dress||Velvet T-shirt Dress PINK

Backless Satin Knotted Flats PINK||Bee Applique Loafers OCEAN BLUE||Metallic Bow Sandal Flats ROSE GOLD

Tassel Drop Earrings MULTI||Dessert Platter Pin Set MULTI||Multi Charm Drop Earrings

 

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One of my favorite tops in high school was actually my mom’s Easter dress from when she was about the same age. It was a really light chiffon material with dainty red embroidery. I loved wearing it was a shredded denim micro-mini and my cowgirl boots. I was certainly finding my own style at the time, but it was cool to be wearing something that my mom also wore in high school.

Embroidery has been coming around in a big way. I actually fell in love with an embroidered utility jacket, but according to the size chart I’m like a large and that particular size is all gone so there we go. I’m especially loving the peasant-y dresses and floral shoes though! Such a pretty look for summer! (And the Betsey sneakers are a total dupe perfection move in case you don’t want to shell out the cash for the Gucci version!)

the carolove embroidered embroidery

 

Dresses: 1.Free People Perfectly Victorian Embroidered Mini Dress||2.Women’s O’Neill Tulip Embroidered Dress||3.Women’s O’Neill Cove Embroidered Swing Dress

Tops: 4.Women’s Sun & Shadow Embroidered One-Shoulder Top||5.ANTIK BATIK Floral Embroidered Top||6.Tory Burch Jillian Embroidered Eyelet-Sleeve Top

Bottoms: 7.7 For All Mankind Josefina Embroidered Boyfriend||8.Women’s Topshop Moto Embroidered Denim Miniskirt

Shoes: 9.Betsey Johnson Maya Embroidered Sneakers||10.Women’s Sam Edelman Jemmie Peacock Embroidered Espadrille||11.Women’s Kenneth Cole New York Olani Embroidered Wedge Sandal

Bags: 12.Star Mela Palma Embroidered Tote||13.Steve Madden Azalea Embroidered Hobo||14.Jsimba

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I tweeted about this a few days ago, but for whatever reason, I find myself dressing more preppy in spring. This started in high school, and I have no idea why. I didn’t even know I was doing it until a friend of mine told me he was glad about it- he wasn’t a huge fan of my band shirt/ tutu combos. But it was true, I did trade in my skinny jeans and skate shoes for Rainbow flip flops + J. Crew shorts. Something about warmer weather made me want to dress more streamlined. In the fall it’s like how many layers can I possibly put into one outfit and then in the spring it’s like ok how can I wear less but still not freeze on the chilly days? I put together my top basics for the season in both splurge + save, and frankly, I like the entire save side better. But the looks are ultimately the same. What do you think?

Save: Women’s Le Specs Hey Macarena 51Mm Retro Sunglasses – Syrup Tortoise/ Gold Mirror||Bagatelle Patch Field Jacket||New fitted boyfriend stripe shirt||Roll Cuff Destructed Jeans||Silver-Plated Statement Necklace||Tommy Hilfiger Women’s Butter Penny Loafers||Jolene Vegan Saddlebag w/ Chain Detail

Splurge: Karen Walker Super Duper Strength 55Mm Sunglasses||Icons Women’s U.S. M-65 Field Jacket||Ralph Lauren Collection Icon Capri Striped Cotton Shirt||Rag & Bone Dre Kingston Cuffed Jeans||Dylanlex Skyler Crystal Statement Necklace||Johnston & Murphy – Maggie Penny Women’s Dress Flat Shoes||Chloe Medium Nile Leather Bracelet Saddle Bag – Brown

Cupshe Spring Deal! $3 Off Over $55! Code:CUP3! Shop Now!

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