Gift Guide For The Ladies

Happy December everyone!! I am so excited that the holiday season is here! I LOVE Christmas shopping for my loved ones. So much so that I finished all of my Christmas shopping before December even got here- lol. In this post I will show you some gift ideas for the ladies in your life!

 

I love this Carolina Panthers hoodie on sale for $34!!! Where are all my Carolina girls at?! I can see myself ordering this for all of the girls in my family- it is a great gift for all ages!

 

 

I also love these Carolina Panthers over the knee socks on sale for $10 and free shipping! These would be great stocking stuffers OR a small gift for a holiday gift exchange with a friend or coworker.

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I got almost this exact Cuisinart 5 Speed Hand mixer (but in light blue!) on Thanksgiving week!! It was literally the last one in stock at Target and it really came in handy for the 4 batches of cheddar biscuits I made- lol! This one is on sale for $50 for a short time and would make a great gift for anyone on your list. I love the pink!!

 

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I am going to include this $25 handheld garment steamer on both the ladies AND guys gift lists! These things are the BEST. Kind of embarrassing BUT…. we don’t even own an iron. We just have one of these handheld steamers! These make a great gift for anyone on your list- especially for someone who travels for work or loves fashion!

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I don’t have this Bauble Bar layered necklace yet, but it was on my wishlist (Hi Santa if you are reading this)!! I would happily rock the gold, but it also comes in rose gold. One of my favorite bloggers is always wearing this and it is so beautiful. It is $42, and the website is having 25% off right now with the code “GIFT25”! With the discount code, this is a great gift for anyone on your list in the $30 range!!

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This is my favorite non-holiday candle!! It smells SO good- I promise you and anyone on your Christmas list will thank me if you order this. I have this for myself, and have given it to my mom and Brenton’s mom as well!! It is usually $16 but with the code “FRIENDS” it is an extra 25% off which makes it $12! Offer lasts until December 10th.

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I love getting See by Chloé bags! They are amazing quality!! If you are looking for a nice gift for your wife, girlfriend, or daughter- consider this Hana Leather Crossbody! It is $295, but this retailer (same as the candle!) is having 25% off until December 10th- use code “FRIENDS”. That makes this bag $220. I got a See by Chloé bag last year, and asked for one again this year too!

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These ban.dō gel pens are a great stocking stuffer idea!! I have a pack of gel pens that I LOVE and use every time I write a card or thank you note. At $12, you can’t beat the price!

 

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I always see these Venus Et Fleur eternity roses on Instagram! They are supposed to last up to a year. The big bouquets are hundreds of dollars, but this single size is so cute and only $39! This is the perfect gift idea for that person on your list that already has everything. I am thinking of ordering one for my master bathroom in the blue color!

tech gloves

I know I have said it before, but I love the tech touch knit gloves at Gap! They really do work; you can wear them and text at the same time. These are a great gift on a budget- they are $14.95, but GAP is offering 40% off with the code “DEAL” so right now they are only $9! Pair these with the candle, gel pens, or Panthers socks for any of your friends or relatives!!

Merry Christmas and happy shopping everyone!! Remember, it’s not about the amount you spend, it’s about the thought that you put into the gift!! That is the best part about giving. Cheesy but true! Stay tuned for my Christmas gift ideas for guys next week! Xoxo Olivia

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Cyber Monday Steals & Gift Ideas

Happy Cyber Monday!!! I have some amazing sales to share with you + some great gift ideas for anyone on your list! I got pretty much all of my Christmas shopping done (and some shopping for myself hehe) on Black Friday and today.. Here are some of my favorite deals that I shopped! *Click text link or image to shop!!*

American Eagle– 40% off of everything + ALL sweaters $25!!! I love American Eagle sweaters. Always have!! They are good quality and always on trend. Here are a few of my fav AE picks.

aerie Chenille sweaterChenille Sweater– $25. I love the chenille trend!! It is so cute (and soft)! My sister sent me this sweater a few weeks ago- we are both obsessed! It is almost half price today and comes in several other colors.

chenille cardiganSlouchy Chenille Cardigan– $25. I love this chenille cardigan too!! I am all about the long cardigans this season- they are so nice to have for throwing over any outfit when you are running out the door! This sweater is a good gift option for anyone on your list because cardigans run pretty true to size on everyone. This one comes in pink and a pretty dark gray.

zip back sweaterZip-Back Bell Sleeve Sweater– $25. This sweater is so fun and different with the zip up back! You can wear it zipped high with a cropped tank underneath to add a little bit of sass on date night, or wear it zipped past your jeans for a daytime look. It comes in this pretty neon pink and 4 other colors.

soft & prettySoft & Pretty Sweater– $25. The embroidered sleeves on this sweater add a special touch that would make it a great gift option for anyone on your Christmas list! It also comes in purple and gray.

donegal beaniePom Donegal Beanie– $9.57. This beanie is so on trend!! I saw one very similar at a different retailer for almost $60!! Snag this for any of the trendy peeps on your Christmas list!

hi-rise tomgirlHi-Rise Tomgirl Jeans– $35. I know, I know… American Eagle jeans.. But trust me, these are SO ADORABLE!! My very fashionable cousin had on the cutest boyfriend jeans the other day, and when she told me they were from American Eagle I was kind of shocked!! Definitely give these jeans a try- you will get so many compliments!!

H&M– 30% off everything + FREE SHIPPING (discount applied at checkout & code 9054 for free ship)!!! Don’t forget that H&M typically runs 1 full size small when the sizes are numeric (2,4,6,8…), but when it comes to Small, Medium & Large they are true to size!

checked cotton shirtChecked Cotton Shirt– $14. I saw this exact shirt at H&M last week and it was too cute to pass up so I got it for my sister for Christmas. Sorry SB- I’m terrible at keeping gift secrets!! Grab this for yourself, sister, daughter or friend this Christmas!! It comes in several other colors, but this one is my fav!

knit wool-blend sweaterKnit Wool-Blend Sweater– $11. My sister and I both got one of these sweaters!! It has a boyfriend/slouchy fit and comes in a few different colors. I cannot believe the price for Cyber Monday!!

star RomperStar Romper– $35. This might not look like much online, but I saw it in stores last week and it is so pretty!! It looks like something that would be $150+ on Revolve or ShopBop!! I’m kicking myself for not trying it on. This would be cute with black tights and boots for dinner, or with some sassy metallic heels for New Years Eve!

Pile-Lined ParkaPile-Lined Parka– $42. I saw this parka in store last week and I am going to order it today! It is such a good price for the quality!! I love how it is slightly longer in the back to help cover the bum. This parka comes in 5 other colors- even pink!! I might branch out and do a different color- but I just love khaki green!! This would be a great gift for your daughter, sister, mom or yourself.

ponchoBlack Poncho– $20. I am going to order this poncho to wear with black leggings, a long sleeve T shirt + a beanie this winter!! It would also make the perfect gift because it is one size and would be flattering on anyone.

mens hooded sweatshirtMen’s Hooded Sweatshirt Jacket– $14. My boyfriend and brothers all have this sweatshirt! It is so comfy and still looks nice enough for a casual dinner. I love stealing it… Ha, but seriously, this would make a good gift for any guy on your list! It comes in 6 other colors! I can even see my brothers rocking the pink color.

3 pack shirtsMen’s 3 Pack T Shirts– $14. Hello stocking stuffers!!!! What guy doesn’t need more under shirts? These come in a couple other color combos and are great for any of the guys on your list. If your guy is a Panther’s fan he will love this color combo!!

Azalea– 25% off of everything with code “25FORALL”!! I love this retailer for Cyber Monday because they carry a ton of great brands that don’t typically go on sale on other sites!

chloe dupeCrossbody Mini Bag– $44. This is a great Chloé bag dupe!! I love it for your sister, girlfriend, daughter or mom!

gimme-more-topBlack Lace Top– $37. I have a very similar top that I love to wear with a little black bralette underneath. I always get tons of compliments when I wear it!! I pair mine with a black mini skirt, jeans, or even fake leather leggings! So fun. Get this for yourself or for the sassy fashionista in your life.

striped-ruffle-ots-topStriped Ruffle OTS Top– $52. This top is a little pricier than some of the other things on this list, but it is so cute and different that I think it’s worth a fun splurge! This would be so cute with the American Eagle girlfriend jeans I posted about earlier.

coffee-is-my-bff-deluxeCoffee Is My BFF Insulated Mug– $13.50. This travel mug is the perfect gift for the coffee lover in your life!! The brand is Bando- they make the cutest stuff!!

novel-duffle-bagMen’s Herschel Supply Co Novel Duffle Bag– $64. This is an amazing gift for any guy in your life that travels for work or goes from the office to the gym. It looks much nicer than a big gym bag, and it even has a convenient shoe compartment on the side. This duffle bag is typically $85 and rarely goes on sale, so to find it at this price is a great deal!

roy-walletMen’s Herschel Supply Roy Wallet– $19. This is another gift idea for the guy in your life at a great price point! I love the fun design. Order this for your son, boyfriend, or brother and they will think you are SO cool!

GILT– Lots of good sales + FREE SHIPPING with code “YAYSHIP”!! My bestie Sabrina first told me about Gilt! We love to order stuff for the home here. They have designer pieces on sale for a short amount of time, and are constantly rotating their sales.

cucina dinnerware setCucina 16- Piece Dinnerware Set by Rachael Ray– $55. I love this dinnerware set! And you can’t beat the sale price. Grab this for anyone on your list who needs or wants new dinnerware! Or for yourself ;)

674x89814 Piece Cookware Set by Rachael Ray– $149. Does someone on your list need or ask for new pots and pans? This is a GREAT gift option for them or for yourself!

cuisinart knivesCusinart 13- Piece Stainless Steel Cutlery Set– $79. If you have a daughter, son, niece, or nephew who just moved into their first new home- this is a great gift idea for them!! It is super sleek looking and a great deal.

wood armchairSafavieh Woven Leather Wood Armchair– $239. These side chairs are very similar to the ones we are doing in our living room at a MUCH better price!! I love the beachy/modern look of these. I have a few things from this brand and I am really impressed with the quality.

Alright guys, that is all I have for you today!! Happy shopping!! Let me know what all you get today! Xoxo Olivia

My Favorite CyberWeekend Sales

Hi!! I hope you all had a fabulous Thanksgiving! I am so thankful for all of you for reading and following along :) Tonight I am rounding up some of my favorite sales from this cyber weekend. Almost all of these items (except maybe two or three!) I have actually purchased. I would never recommend anything that I don’t LOVE and use! Here are some of my favs… *Click the images or text links to go to product page!!*

J. Crew- 40% off with code THANKU at checkout!

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I absolutely love these earrings!! They are sooo gorgeous and unique- especially in person! These would be a great gift at $39 with the sale code. If you aren’t into the bright colors, they also come in a gorgeous white/gold combo.

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These earrings are so cute too!! J. Crew has the best jewelry right now. I sent these to my boyfriend for a stocking stuffer hint after seeing them in store yesterday ;) They are on sale for $15 this weekend and would also be a great gift for your girlfriends!!

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My sister and I saw this velvet crossbody bag in person yesterday and it is gorgeous! It is on sale for $58 and is great quality. It also comes in a blush pink color!

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We also saw this adorable leather card case on sale for $18. It comes in gold, orange, and navy. I have one that I use when I carry my crossbody bags so that I don’t have to take up space with a big wallet. This is a practical and cute gift for anyone on your list!

grey pullover

I love this lightweight pullover for the guy on your list. I saw it in store on Friday, and I won’t say who I got it for, but I will say it was way too nice to pass up!! It also comes in navy and forest green. On sale this cyber weekend for $35 with the code!

Camera and binocular print boxers

Is this weird?! Lol. Guys love receiving boxers in their stockings!! Brothers, boyfriends, all guys!! This pair is on sale for $11 this weekend. They also have other cute prints!

Old Navy- 40% off applied at checkout

womens old navy flannel

This boyfriend fit flannel for women is $18 and so cute!! I have this for myself and have purchased as a gift as well.

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These $22 flannel shirts are perfect for the guys in your life- boyfriends, brothers, husbands and dads! I have gotten these for my boyfriend and brother and they both love these flannels! I love these because they also come in “tall” if your guy is taller than 6 feet.

Anthropologie- 30% off will be added to your cart at checkout!

engineer hat

I got this trendy engineer hat a few months back and have been so excited to wear it. I got so many compliments on it! Anthropologie is having 30% off right now- so it is on sale for $40! Still a little pricey, but the quality is really good and it’s a fun splurge. It would also be a great gift for the trendy girl in your life!

anthro mug

I bought this adorable mug as a gift a few weeks ago, and now with the 30% off sale it is under $10!! This is great for teacher gifts with a gift card, or a gift for your favorite coffee date.

mono necklace

I have not purchased this monogram necklace, but I did see it in stores and it is so pretty and on sale for $26 with the 30% off deal this weekend. This would make a great gift for any of the special ladies in your life!

rattan chair

I have posted about this rattan chair on my Instagram several times! It is on sale for $68 this weekend, so if you are looking for a side chair for any rooms in your house THIS is the chair!! I am obsessed with all things rattan :)

Frasier Fir Candle- 25% off!

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This Frazier Fir candle is the BEST candle for the holidays!!! My boyfriend and I discovered this candle last year and we are obsessed!! The 6.5 oz tin is on sale for $15 right now, which is a good deal because they burn for SO LONG! Definitely give this candle a try- you will become obsessed too!! These candles would also make great teacher or hostess gifts.

Nordstrom- free ship & 20% off select items!

plush throw

I have mentioned this plush throw on Instagram several times- it is the softest throw!! My aunt even ordered them for her mountain house because they are the perfect blanket to cozy up with. I have the color “blue surf”. These are on sale for $29 and would be a great Christmas gift for anyone on your list- or for yourself!!

Crate and Barrel- 15% off regular price

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These stocking hooks are on sale for $17 and are SO adorable on my mantel!!

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I also have this red berry garland on my mantel (on sale for $40)! I just love the pop of red on my white mantel!!

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We got this cute rattan star tree topper last year- and now it is on sale for $13!! Warning: it is glittery, so if you aren’t a fan of glitter- pass on this one!

Target– Free Shipping!!!

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I scored a very similar luggage inspired crossbody this week from Target!! I couldn’t find the exact style online, but it is the same designer and I like this one even more. It is $20 and looks so stylish!

These are just a few of my favorite things on sale this weekend. Let me know what your favorites are and where you found the best deals this weekend!! Xoxo Olivia

Natural Makeup Look + Sephora Sale

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Natural make up look this week!

My friends and followers on Instagram wanted to know how I did this natural makeup look. I will let y’all know the products that are 15% off until Nov 15th with the Sephora sale! The products that didn’t come from Sephora all came from Nordstrom or Ulta. I love to order makeup from Nordstrom and Ulta because you can easily return it if you don’t like it. *Use code INSIDER15 for 15% off Sephora products!*

What I used for this look:

First I applied Colorscience tinted primer. I use this instead of foundation in the daytime. I love to be bronze, and this product is amazing for your skin with 20 SPF! Protect that skin!! This is from Nordstrom. There are also options without a bronze tint. $49

I primed my eyes with this Mac paint pot in “Painterly”. I order from Nordstrom and my bestie Sabrina told me about this stuff. It is the best eyeshadow primer without a doubt. $22 and have never had to re-purchase.

For eyeshadow I mixed “quiet time” and “sable” from this Mac eyeshadow palette. If I had to choose one eyeshadow palette to use for my whole life, it would be this one. I have had it for years! The colors are just that good. It is $32 and can still be found at Ulta. Use with the best eyeshadow brush ever by MAC from Nordstrom, $25.

Next I did a super light eyeliner. I love this Elf liner stick in “Black Smoke”. It also has a gel silver shadow on the other side. $3 from Ulta or you can sometimes find at Target.

The magic happened when I applied the Becca Soft Light Blurring Powder in “Golden Hour” all over my face. I am obsessed with this stuff!! It seriously takes away all the bad stuff and gives you a glow without being sparkly and cakey. $38 & 15% off with INSIDER15 from Sephora

Next I applied BRONZER!! My favorite. I love to be bronze. My favorite bronzer is Bali Brown by Bobbi Brown. This stuff just takes your look to a whole other level. This is one of my can’t-live-without beauty products from Nordstrom- I have had this for a year and have not hit pan yet. I use it every time I do my makeup so I definitely think it’s worth the price! $44

To apply my bronzer I used the best bronzer brush OF ALL TIME that my girl Sabrina got me obsessed with. It is the Tarte Bronze & Glow Contour Brush. This brush is soooo high quality and just amazing. It is $34 & 15% off with INSIDER15 from Sephora

Next I applied this Mineralizing Skin Finish in Global Glow pretty much all over my face. It is sooooo pretty! I have had this stuff for years and have not had to repurchase so far. Definitely worth the price. It is $34 from Nordstrom.

After I finished up with the powders, I applied the only mascara I will ever use- L’Oreal Voluminous Carbon Black  mascara. I get mine for $7.99 at Ulta, but it can be found at any drugstore or Target.

Now for the lips!!! I applied this Mac lipstick in color “Angel”, $17.50 from Nordstrom. One of the best light pinks. Then I applied my new Gloss Bomb Universal Lip Luminizer by Fenty Beauty from Sephora! $18 & 15% off with INSIDER15 from Sephora. This is a great product. It is not sticky AT ALL! I would highly recommend trying this out- Rihanna did an excellent job!

Here is what the gloss looks like on my skin tone:

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If you have made it this far into the post, THANK YOU! Blogger’s makeup posts used to overwhelm me because I felt like I needed to go out and buy everything new. I would recommend slowly building your makeup collection and only buying what you really need at the moment. Over time, your collection will build up and I honestly rarely have to buy new makeup anymore. I hope that this post was helpful and not overwhelming! Let me know if you try any of the products! Xoxo Olivia

Nordstrom Sale: Home Edition

Lately I have been interior design obsessed because we are in the middle of furnishing and designing our home with Maggie from Lucy and Co. I cannot wait to show y’all the finished product!! In the meantime, here are some of my favorite things from the home section of the current sale going on at Nordstrom. *Click on links or photos to go to product page!*

TRENZA PILLOW

I am in love with everything BLUE for my home. So of course I love this pillow that is on sale for under $30. It would be so cute on a neutral couch or in the bedroom for a fun pop of color!

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I am loving this Le Creuset pitcher for serving drinks or for using as a vase! This would make a great Christmas gift with the $45 sale price. It also comes in a soft white color.

Stripe Rug

This casual striped rug would be perfect as a runner for a kitchen or hallway. It has that beachy cottage vibe that I am so drawn to! The runner size is only $118, which is a great deal considering the five star reviews.woven suede pouf

I cannot wait to show y’all the poufs we picked out for our living room! Maggie and I looked at so many beautiful options before deciding on the perfect ones. I was pleasantly surprised to see that they have so many amazing pouf options at the Nordstrom sale. I really love this woven suede pouf! These may seem expensive at $247 each, but this is actually a good price point for a high quality pouf with great reviews. I love the suede and silver fabrics that are woven into this one.

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I have this herringbone rug in my guest bedroom in the “Indigo” blue color (shocker)!! It is so gorgeous and on sale for an amazing price! The 6×9 size is currently $238. It is high quality and looks much more expensive than it is. I considered getting the coral color pictured above, which I think would have been equally as beautiful.

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These monogrammed organizing canvas bins are great for storage closets and shelves! They are on sale for $30 and are nice and sturdy. They also come in this bigger size.

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My final pick is this beautiful teal stitched throw blanket on sale for right under $30. It is so soft and luxurious looking. This blanket would be great thrown at the end of your bed or sofa. It would also be the perfect Christmas gift.

They have a lot of other great sale options for the home, so let me know if you find anything that you love! Don’t forget that they have free shipping and returns.. which makes it a little too easy to order these goods online ;) xoxo Olivia

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

My Fall Essentials

Happy November, everyone! November is one of my favorite months of the year. I love the cooler weather, the sweaters, the candles, the tea, and of course being able to have our fireplace on almost 24/7. I love everything about being cuddled up and cozy. So, I thought I would share some of my fall essentials with you. *Click the links or photos to go to product page!*

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First up is this amazing packable puffer jacket by BCBGeneration. It is super lightweight so it’s great for fall, but it keeps me warm through the winter months as well. It is also great for traveling because it hardly takes up any space!  I have the olive green color and get so many compliments on it.

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This scarf is seriously THE BEST! I have it in several colors. My mom and sister both have it in tons of colors too- we are obsessed! They are super warm and very high quality- I’m honestly shocked that they are on sale for $18 right now. These scarves also make great Christmas gifts!!

I love curling up with this lemon herbal tea in the afternoon. I am such a coffee girl, but lately I have been limiting myself to one cup per day.  So I love to have this tea in the afternoon- not only is it delicious but hot lemon tea is SO good for you!

My face needs some extra love to keep it nice and hydrated in the fall and winter. I have been using this Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cream for years. I love the glam little pot it comes in, and it lasts me the whole season! I would definitely try this if your skin tends to get dry in the colder months.

These are the pajamas I am wearing in the picture at the top of the page! They are so comfortable and not TOO thick. Fall in the Carolinas is not quite cold enough for those flannel PJs just yet ;) Pajamas that are too short are the opposite of cozy, so I love that these are available in long sizes. I order a size Small Long. I also ordered these for my bestie Sabrina last year! They make great gifts!

I love wearing these slippers around the house! They are key for the colder months while lounging around the house to avoid those ice cold floors- and they are ADORABLE. At only $20 + 30% off they are a must have! These are another great gift option :)

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Last but not least, I have to have a yummy candle in each room of the house. This candle is my favorite one for fall! It makes the whole house smell amazing, even when it’s not lit (which helps justify the $18 price tag)! I will share the best Christmas candle when we get a little closer to the holidays :)

What are your fall essentials? I love any tips on how to stay super cozy and festive! Let me know in the comments! Xoxo Olivia

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Forever 21 Favs

Hi guys!! I hope you are all having an amazing week so far. I just got my Forever 21 package in the mail today from the sale they were having, and I LOVE so many of the deals I got! I thought I would share and link everything for you, so keep reading if you want the details! *If you click on the images, it will take you to the item!*

Ok, first up is this cropped camo print tee, $15.90. I love the length and texture of this T shirt! I tried it on with my high waisted moto leggings and it was perfect! I shared that look on my insta stories :)

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I also ordered this fun cardigan, $23. It is a slightly oversized fit which I like! I will probably wear it with jeans or leggings and a simple long sleeve T.

These slip on sneakers ($24.50) are my FAVORITE! I was nervous to order them because they are a little funky compared to what I usually wear, but as soon as I opened the box I fell in love. They are super comfy + true to size.

Surprise! More camo! I am camo obsessed. This utility jacket is surprisingly high quality for the price- $35. I will wear this during the fall with T shirts, jeans, leggings and even dresses. And it’s roomy enough to wear sweaters underneath when it starts to get even colder.

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I also love this adorable little Panther cropped sweatshirt, $11.99. This is great for Panther fans or if you need something to wear with high waisted jeans and skirts. It is seriously the perfectly length, and boxy enough that it is super flattering.

Let me know what your favorites are!! xoxo Olivia