This + That // Sales + Steals

May 27, 2016

To say that this week has been hectic/chaotic/overwhelming/younameit would be a complete understatement. It was one of those weeks where things weren't just crazy at work, but it was after work as well. The amount of downtime has seemed limited and sleep has been minimal at best. I am not one of those humans that functions well under those conditions. In fact, I can pretty much loose my mind. The holiday weekend has come at the most perfect time. We are flying to Texas tonight to see our pups who have been staying with their Grams and Gramps (my awesome in-laws). I am hoping for warm weather, pool time with puppies, and Tex-Mex galore. That and most definitely scooping up a few good sale buys for upcoming weddings, etc. Happy long weekend! (read on to get the sales + steals)

This + That:

Some Sales:

  • 7 For All Mankind: 30% off weekend essentials with code MEMORIAL30!
  • Ann Taylor: 50% off all full priced styles with code SUMMER50.
  • Anthropologie: For a limited time only, extra 30% off sale items. (Feeling lucky to have found two super cute tops that I know I would wear all the time. This one and this! Also, in the home department, there is something about this lamp that I think is pretty freaking cool, no?)
  • ASOS: Extra 20% off with code HISUMMER! (This white denim dress is a favorite and how cute is this dress with fringe tassels on the hem and this t-shirt dress with pom poms on the hem?!?!)
  • Banana Republic: 40% off your purchase with code BRTAKE40 (A fun twist on a classic tee with this top – would be so cute with a pair of white jeans for a little tone on tone action. I also think that this top is adorable – its selling out fast online, but luckily they have the option to reserve in store!)
  • Barneys New York: Designer sale! 40% off favorite select styles of the season.
  • Calypso St. Barth: Enjoy an additional 50% off sale styles through 5/30. (CP Shades is the, their stuff is SO soft, and I’ve already ordered this guy because I couldn’t help myself.)
  • CB2: Three great sale opportunities: up to 30% off select summer starters, up to 25% off select outdoor furniture, and free furniture delivery on select furniture orders over $1199. All offers end 5/30.
  • Club Monaco: Take an extra 30% off sale styles with code WARMER (Could this romper be any cuter? With 30% off I’m thinking I shoulder order for an upcoming party we have.)
  • Crate & Barrel: 15% off select full-priced items with promo code SAVE15 (dinnerware, rugs, lighting, and bedding) ends 5/30, AND take advantage of the outdoor furniture sale where pieces are up to 40% off!
  • Cynthia Rowley: Select pieces are part of a Memorial Day sale category! (this darling dress comes in 6 color options and went from $325 to $260!!)
  • Furbish: 20% off everything on the site till 5/30!! Use code ALLTHETHINGS.
  • GAP: Memorial Day event – take 35% off your purchase, including new arrivals (!!), with code EVENT. (I love my various pairs of lace up sandals, but I also think having a pair of these would be pretty nice to run out the door in.)
  • H&M: Save up to 60% off 1,000+ select styles! Offer ends 5/30.
  • J.Crew: A long weekend sale – 30% off your purchase in stores and online with code WEEKEND (Shirt dresses are some of my favorite dresses to wear because they are super versatile, of course I want this gingham version. Because this is 30% off and has such good reviews, I ordered it in white – I think I’ve touted my love for a crisp white sweater before, so good! And of course, we can’t get enough of J.Crew’s statement earrings.)
  • J.Crew Factory: 50% off in stores and online! (I am a total sucker for a button down in a tunic length, so of course I love this. My love for sleep/lounge wear is no secret, and you can’t go wrong with a crisp white pj set. These would make the perfect gift too!)
  • kate spade new york: Enjoy a complimentary bikini pouch with your full priced swim purchase! (I can’t get enough of this bow top – I love the classic black, but how fun is the pink? The color couldn’t be any better.)
  • LOFT: Long weekend sale – 60% off summer faves + all sale styles and 40% off new arrivals! (How fun are the colors in this top? I ordered this romper – I might be a little obsessed, but I just really like the ease of them. This romper is also equally as adorable!)
  • Lo & Sons: Get up to 30% off select styles – ends 5/30!!
  • Lou & Grey: It’s the “feels like summer” sale! Save 20% when you spend $100+, 25% off $200+, 30% off $300+. (Loving all the new arrivals! This shirt, this dress, and these cool ombre shorts all have my name on them…)
  • Lulu Frost: 20% off best sellers with code SUMMER20
  • Lulu & Georgia: 15% off order of $250+ (code MEMORIAL15), 20% off $500+ (code MEMORIAL20), and 25% off $1,000+ (code MEMORIAL25)!
  • Madewell: Extra 20% off all sale styles with code META20. (Right now I have this and these in my cart – both seem like great summer buys that I will wear over and over again – the rave reviews don’t hurt either:)
  • Mignonne Gavigan: Memorial Day sale! 20% off sitewide with code MEMORIALDAY2016 (How stunning are the colors in this? SUCH a pretty combination. I also think these earrings would be pretty perfect with my current black romper obsession.)
  • Moda ‘Operandi: Up to 50% off sale + free shipping! (You cannot miss this selection…I love these earrings, this LemLem tunic, and this amazing fringe top)
  • Nasty Gal: Extra 40% off all sale markdowns!
  • Nordstrom: Half Yearly Sale! Save up to 40% off through June 5th. (Of course I immediately gravitate to the shoe selection in these instances. I saw a girl wearing these in the nude color and they were SO pretty in person. So fresh for spring/summer. Another good buy during the half yearly? A new pair of my favorite Nikes.)
  • Old Navy: All tanks, tees, shorts and swim – 50% off! No code needed. (I really like the look of this – it screams to be worn on an insanely hot day. These look like the perfect pair of white cutoffs.)
  • One Kings Lane: Rugs blowout sale! (There’s literally something for everyone…how fantastic is this one?!)
  • Pottery Barn: Buy more save more sale – 10% off $100+, 15% off $250+, 20% off $500+, 25% off $1,000+. Use code SAVEMORE.
  • Saks: Designer sale – up to 40% off! (I’m going to order these in the nude because I feel like I will wear them a ton and could wear them through the fall. The color is perfect and not too dark, which I like!)
  • Serena & Lily: Get 20% off everything on the site for the Memorial Day sale – use code HEREWEGO, ends 5/31! (Not a bad time to stock up on baby shower gifts and I’m taking a hard look at these bathroom essentials)
  • Shopbop: HUNDREDS of new arrivals added to the sale! (How fun is this? The embroidery + sleeves are amazing.)
  • Steve Madden: Get 20% off when you spend $75+ and 25% off when you spend $100+! Plus free shipping on all orders – use code SUN at checkout. (These and these cage heeled sandals are showing up on everyone and I understand why…they are so cool. Love them in nude!)
  • Steven Alan: Memorial Day sale – 30% off this weekend only! (My favorite jeans in a cropped version – yes, please.
  • Theory: Memorial Day Sale – 25% off with code SUMMER. (A different take on a scarf – chambray. Would look great with a white top!)
  • Tibi: End of season sale – with some styles up to 50% off! (OMG to this, this, this (so classic), this, and these mules)
  • TRUFFLE: 20% off everything on the site! Use code EVERYTHING20, ends 5/30.
  • Tuckernuck: Friends and family sale! Get 20% off site-wide with code HELLOSUMMER! (You know you need a pair of Soludos for summer, and OMG how cute is this dress by our friends from Persifor?!)
  • West Elm: Another great buy more, save more sale…10% off order of $100+, 15% off $250+, 20% off $500+, 25% off 1,000+. Use code MEGASALE – ends Monday!

Some Steals:

1. TAI Alphabet Earrings ($40 → $28) // 2. H&M Cotton Dress ($69.99) // 3. Truffle Privacy Clutch ($72 → $48)

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Forever Karlie Flares | Styled Thrice

May 26, 2016

Here you have it, my third and final look with the Forever Karlie Tall Flare jeans. If I could wear a pair of jeans and some sort of white shirt (preferably a t-shirt) every day, I would - so this ensemble is definitely a true example of my kind of dressing. Simple, comfortable, basic with maybe a little bit of edge or detail thrown in. The only reason why I don't do the jeans + white tee look all day erryday is because I love it so much that I don't ever want to get sick of wearing it. I'm not so sure that makes total since to say but in my head it does!


I wish I had more thoughts to bring to the table for this post but my brain’s still a little fuzzy from last night’s book club meeting (re: wine, wine, wine). Hoping that my little mini series showed you how versatile flare jeans can be. I seriously can’t get enough of mine…and the best way to close is by telling you all that the pair I have is now ON SALE at Shopbop! Run don’t walk before your size sells out.

First Forever Karlie Flares Look  •  Second Forever Karlie Flares Look 

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Current Vibes

May 25, 2016

This week is flying by but I'm excited that it's already Wednesday because it means that I get to host tonight's book club meeting. The last Wednesday of each month is something I seriously look forward to because it means getting together with friends over wine and good snacks to both discuss the book we read and catch-up on each other's lives. This month I'll be leading the discussion for "Big Little Lies" by Liane Moriarty (which I loved) and playing hostess at my new place. Speaking of books, I have a new one sitting on my bedside table I'm excited to read soon and it happens to be part of today's post...(read more and get the vibes)

1. DREAMING // HILL HOUSE: I have to give credit to my friend Erin for bringing this bedding brand to my attention. Hill House Home is the brain child of Nell Diamond (if you didn’t catch her wedding, it’s worth a look) and it’s so luxurious and simplistically perfect that I can’t stop thinking about it. The bedding is available in five different collection variations – Vale and is all white and Ivy, Chancery Lane, Waverly and Savile are white and available with accent details in various colors. I’m still trying to pick a favorite. Pieces can be bought individually or as a set, and they offer two super chic monogram options (less is more) for the upper right corner of pillow cases and in the center of mini pillows. I also feel like I should mention that the launch party for the line looked epic.

2. CRAFTING // CROSS-STITCH: Y’all know I needlepoint, right? I’ve been doing it for years and years and it’s one of my favorite nerdy hobbies. Right now I’m finishing Sally’s stocking. Why isn’t she needlepointing her own stocking you ask? Because I’m a better stitcher – not even bragging, it’s just the truth, and I love getting to help a sista out. So the only problem I’ve found with needlepointing is a lack of awesome canvases to buy…you can buy already made pillows with funny things on them (love this and this) but I haven’t been able to find anywhere that sells the canvases so that I can do something like that myself. I can hire someone to paint a canvas for me but I’m still at their mercy to get from A to B. It’s for this reason that I’ve been thinking about learning how to cross-stitch. With helpful instructional books like this one, it seems like the process is a real blend of creativity and technical skill. Once can never have too many hobbies, right? Plus I just think cross-stitch canvases would make amazing and hilarious gifts.

3. BUYING // STRIPED DRESSES: The temperature is rising in Houston and each day the humidity is starting to get stronger. If I sound dramatic, that’s the point. Summers are no joke here. I’m been trying to wear jeans everyday because soon I won’t be able to – it will just be too hot. In preparation for the inevitable heat I’ve been strategically buying dresses I know I’ll want to wear all the time. And it just so happens that all the recent ones have been striped. I feel a “styled once, twice, thrice” series in the works. Ok but the dresses. I love this Jersey Swing Dress from Old Navy – so soft and very breezy. Most recently I ordered this Topshop Stripe Lace-Up Midi Dress and this J.Crew Triple-Striped Maxi Dress. Now, if I had a black tie wedding for this summer, I would definitely try to justify buying this striped dress…so gorgeous!

4. HAPPY DANCING // LESLEE MITCHELL ART: Eeeeek! I have been waiting, and waiting – and not very patiently – for our friend and very talented photographer Leslee Mitchell to launch her new art print site and it’s finally here. Leslee has such an eye, not just for the weddings she is most know for shooting, but also for details, color, and interiors. I’m starting to run out of wall space in my snug duplex but I have to find a spot for one (or two) of the pieces from the “makeup” collection –  the colors and composition make it my favorite. But I’m also very partial to the vintage stamps. The best part about the site? You can chose to frame the prints!

5. READING // START HERE: Did you guys know that May is Mental Health Awareness month? I think people sometimes hear “mental health” and immediately think “disorders” – but mental and emotional stability has always been something import to me and caring for that aspect of my life has been huge for my overall health. I’m about to start reading “Start Here: Master the Art of Lifelong Wellbeing” by Eric Langshur & Nate Klemp. Both authors had life crises which led them to create the method that this book uses to lead readers to greater emotional fitness (i.e. calm a racing mind, sooth anxiety, become more productive at work, etc.). I love the ideal of training my mind and rewiring the way I think and process situations as a way to get emotionally fit. As soon as I finish “Queen of the South” (so far, so good!) I’m picking this guy up!

6. LOVING // REVOLVE WEDDING: I am such a sucker to clicking links on Facebook. Does anyone else do this constantly? Even if I know it’s sponsored I still want to know what it’s all about. This is how I got to know Revolve’s “renewed” Wedding Shop (so thanks, Fb). It was the back of this bridesmaid dress that lured me in – and I mean, can you blame me for not wanting a closer look? I have to say that I’m kind of loving the selection. To be fair, I think the bridesmaid selection is extremely unconventional and most of the dresses are better suited to wedding guests, but I do like the a lot of the gowns for the bride. I’ve never been a bride but I do think it’s never a bad thing to have more accessible options when planning.

7. TRAVEL PLANNING // CHARLESTON: I have been avidly watching and loving Bravo’s Southern Charm and aside from investing in the drama (I’m not picking a side in the Kathryn/Thomas saga – they are both so immature) and obsessing over the characters (Patricia Altschul is a full of one-liner wisdom) I am convinced that my next trip needs to be to Charleston. The last time I was there was for Charleston Fashion week in February 2015 and I looooved the city but didn’t feel like I got enough quality time exploring, experiencing all the food and fun, and getting up close and personal with some of my favorite designers and artist that live there. My friend Grace goes there a lot and her recent city guide has me literally looking at tickets and my calendar, plotting my visit…and I won’t lie, I would probably go out of my way to try and seek out some Southern Charm cast members. Seeing pictures from Patricia’s recent Derby Party has me wishing I was real life friends with some of them (versus the faux friendship that exists in my mind like, “oh if we only knew each other we’d get along so well”).

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Forever Karlie Flares | Styled Twice

May 24, 2016

I really love these flared jeans. But I might love fried chicken and donuts more. My friend and photog Ailee suggested we check out Lee's Fried Chicken and Donuts as a possible place to shoot at. I can honestly say that when we pulled up and I saw the splendor that is Lee's, I have never been so excited to take pictures in my life. Not only is the ambiance adorable and the concept so amazingly unhealthy yet delicious, but the actual donuts and chicken were seriously so, so good. I know because I had to try some for myself and I may or may not have been back since shooting to get more. Sweet and salty and fresh. If you're a Houstonian and haven't gone yet, get over to the Heights asap and get yourself some. There's a drive thru - so you really have no excuse.


Jeans, chicken, donuts…and The Bachelorette. That’s the other thing I’d like to admit that I love. Who watched last night’s premiere? Um, me. My friend Megan and I did the viewing right with pizza, wine, and note taking about who we are guessing will end up in the top five. JoJo was a favorite of mine from Ben’s season so I’m loving her as the bachelorette already. And I have to say, it looks like there are some super sweet and handsome guys this season. And there are some weird ducks and some jerks. Which will make for “the most dramatic season of The Bachelorette….ever.”

I should probably mention that I really love the top I’m wearing here. It’s another Tory Sport “tech-knit” piece – like the skirt I posted last week – and it’s so comfortable and easy I have been wearing it a lot. Ideal for wearing while eating chicken and donuts and also just when doing other everyday things.

Outfit no. 3 with the Frame Flares will be up on Thursday! Are y’all sick of seeing them yet? I hope not. Because they really are the bomb and I love them so.

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