Keeping Up With The Joneses

White Sweater with leggings- casual cozy outfit

Last night, I met up with the beautiful Lee Ann from Life in ATX to have some coffee and chat. First of all, what a sweet heart she is! :) We were chatting about all things blogging, obviously, and one topic came up that I have been thinking a lot about lately- how to keep up with the blogging world. Everywhere you look in the blogging community you see $700 handbags, $300 flats, and everything is designer. Now, don’t get me wrong, I love my Kate Spade planner and I do have a few (really tiny) designer bags (MK, Kate Spade, and Rebecca Minkoff), but these were purchased either on sale or at Nordstrom Rack. There is a point where I have to draw the line. I feel like a big thing that comes along with blogging is figuring out how NOT to give in to the pressure to buy anything and everything! I take pride in the fact that most of my outfits come from affordable and highly available retailers. I want to show my readers how to style items that they have in their closet or can at least afford to buy! It’s nice to look at that $500 dress with those $1000 heels, but it’s just not realistic to me. Even with all the money in the world I don’t think I could justify those kind of purchases. I would rather have 10 $50 dresses than 1 $500 dress, I like a little variety.

White sweater with leopard scarf and pink crossbody White sweater with a leopar scarf perfect fall outfit Leopard and pink on a white sweater Casual white sweater with a pop of leopard and pink Leopard print scarf with a pop of pink Leggings and boots with a sweater and scarf Leggings with knee high boots and a cozy sweater

Get The Look:

Target Sweater (Similar)  //  Target Leggings  //  Chinese Laundry Boots via Zulily  // Michael Kors Crossbody  //  Scarf via China Town NYC (Similar)  //  Charming Charlie Sunglasses (Similar)  //  Accessory Jane Earrings  //  Kendra Scott Necklace  //  Vintage Ring from my Grandmother

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The  handbag in this outfit is probably my biggest splurge ever, I used two $50 gift cards I won at work and paid $48 for. I had anxiety even buying that, lol.  That being said, if you see anything designer on here, it was debated upon in my head for over a month and it’s GOT to be good! 😉 I just have to keep telling myself that I would rather have money saved for the days when we decide to start a family than have those Tory Burch flats. (I think…haha!) Stay strong budgeting ladies, you’re not alone!

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Sparkles & Plaid

Sparkle sweater layered with button down shirt
If you don’t have a Costco membership, you either need one or need to find someone that has one. This sweater is everything. I went in for a few simples food items (and maybe to look at the Christmas stuff) and ended up wandering aimlessly for an hour and then buying this sweater. Yes, you heard me. This sweatshirt with those cute little sparkles on it is from Costco. (They also have navy blue if you are curious.) (And, also yes, I asked for it in navy for Christmas…so sue me!) For some reason, I just had this outfit in my head and I couldn’t say no. The next day, I popped out of bed with a big smile on my face and headed over to my closet to throw on my new outfit. It’s the little things in life people! I have actually worn it twice since I got the sweater a week and a half ago. (Once like this and another time with boyfriend jeans and my cute Lulu’s zebra flats- as I showed on Instagram here!) Yes, you could say that I become obsessed when I find an item I especially love:)
Grey sweater with rhinestones layered with a buffalo check button downRhinestone sweater and necklace Layered sweater with knee high boots and denim Old Navy Buffalo check shirt layered with Sweater Knee High Chinese Laundry Boots with denim
Rhinestone sweater and necklace
Get The Look:
Costco Sweater ($19.99)  //  Old Navy Buffalo Check  //  Old Navy Denim  //  Chinese Laundry Boots via Zulily  //  Initial Bracelet via Zulily (Similar)  //  Aldo Sunglasses  //  Urbanite Necklace  //  Charming Charlie Handbag
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Oh, and by the way, this is also the softest sweater ever. It’s lightweight so it probably won’t keep you the warmest, but that makes it great for layering. I am in love and I can’t wait for my navy one to arrive once Santa has left on Christmas morning:) Have you found any awesome fashion steals at Costco before?
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