There are tons of great dresses out right now so I decided to round up some of my favorites under a hundred bucks for you guys. With events popping up this time of year – brunches for Easter + Mother’s Day, bridal + baby showers, graduation parties, and weddings – it’s the perfect time to add a few dressy pieces to your wardrobe. The ones I’m showing range from a casual t-shirt dress to a more formal lace midi, so there’s something for everyone and every occasion!
I’m so happy spring is finally in the air! We’ve spent a lot of time outside the past few days and it’s really put some pep in my step! It’s kind of incredible to think of the affect the weather has on my mood, motivation, eating habits and willingness to leave my house. When it’s cold out I come home and immediately change into sweats, and it takes some serious persuasion to get me to leave. So, the sunshine and higher temps we’ve had in the Midwest recently have basically transformed me into a whole new woman! I’ve enjoyed getting ready and going out, even if it’s just to the grocery store. New season, new me. My sandals, warm weather tops, and light jackets have come out of hiding and I’ve added a few pieces to my closet for spring, too. I’ve gravitated toward a lot of neutrals when shopping so I can mix and match everything into summer.
We’ve had several guests stay with us since we moved into our home last summer. There have been times I’ve been prepared and felt like the space was put together and welcoming, and unfortunately times I threw everything together last minute and missed a thing or two. We love having visitors and I never want them to worry about being a burden for having to ask for something. I want people to walk in and feel at home having everything they need within an arm’s reach. I recently compiled a list in hopes of accomplishing this.
I started receiving Ipsy Glam Bags in September 2018 and haven’t looked back since. I love trying products I wouldn’t have picked out myself and have gotten some great deals along the way. If you haven’t heard of Ipsy, it’s a subscription beauty service whose customers receive personalized “glam bags” for only $10 each month. You can read more about them here, but for now I’m excited to share my review with you.
I got the opportunity earlier this week to style an outfit for myself that’s not something I’d typically wear. We went to a Metallica concert and I was so excited because the show was going to be a completely new experience for me. I’ve never been a fan of heavy metal (I admit I only knew one song they played), but was looking forward to a new experience. I knew my usual flowy, patterned, and somewhat colorful concert look was not going to work. I never wear all black because I feel it’s too heavy of a look for me most of the time. But, I wanted to do something totally different and have fun getting a bit out of my comfort zone.
I took a poll on Instagram to help me decide where to post some spring deals from: Nordstrom vs. Amazon. Around 70% of voters chose Amazon, so here we are! I love Amazon for it’s variety, great deals, and quick delivery. However, I know it can be somewhat intimidating and tricky to shop there because you can’t try things on or feel the quality. To offset this I always check ratings, read reviews, and look at the measurement charts in depth. If something doesn’t work out, returns are typically easy and customer service is readily available. Plus, several of your favorite brands are probably available on Amazon. If you haven’t tried it out, you definitely should!
For the style boards I’m sharing today, I browsed Pinterest to find a variety of looks and sourced pieces from Amazon so you can recreate them on a budget. In case you aren’t ready to take risks with unknown labels yet, I’ve included some items from brands you may currently be shopping department stores for. Now let’s get to it…
I’m so excited to share this quick and easy recipe with you! I never thought pasta sauce would be something I’d make at home myself rather buying from the grocery. I assumed it was difficult and time consuming, but I’m happy to admit I was very wrong. This delicious marinara takes little prep and only contains a few ingredients. It’s my go-to sauce for spaghetti and meatballs, chicken parm, and pizza.