- sweater: Nordstrom Rack
- pants: Not Your Daughter’s Jeans [via Nordstrom]
- tank top: JCPenney Outlet
- shoes: Me Too [via DSW]
- scarf: gift
We convinced Megan to join us for another guest post a couple of weeks ago after dinner one night :) Loooove these colors in her outfit - they’re a perfect choice for transitioning to warmer weather, especially her pants… such a pretty shade of turquoise! Makes me think of summertime and the beach… but I guess I better not get too far ahead of myself :D
Finally made it back home after an awesome weekend of seeing some awesome friends :D We’d been talking about making a trip up to the great white north to crash at Kelly’s apartment in Buffalo, and all of the pieces fell into place for it to happen this past weekend!
[We’re about 15 feet off the shore on a huge frozen [what I shall call] ‘snow dune’ right here…. insanity! I like my beaches without snow, please and thank you :D]
Becky and I were on the same flight from Charlotte to Buffalo [didn’t get to sit together though, unfortunately] and met Kelly around 6:15 for lots of fun adventures all weekend!
Saturday was a marathon trip across the border for wine and chocolate tasting and partially frozen Niagara Falls… so cold, but so pretty!
We fit in some bflo architecture-y sightseeing on Sunday [we might be nerds, no big deal] plus some Tim Horton’s coffee to attempt to beat the cold [not super effective but quite tasty]. And SO much delicious food [super legit buffalo wings, the most delicious mac & cheese i’ve ever had the pleasure of eating [this is a tall order], mighty taco!! I could keep going… haha] all weekend long. We missed a few places on the list, too, but I guess there has to be something left for next time, right?
So since I disappeared for a while, here are three outfits to make it up to you in which we demonstrate how to deal with too-cold temperatures and blizzards [or at least my and Becky’s southern-influenced perception - I think Kelly would disagree with our assessment :D]
Note to self: bring a hat & gloves next time you go to Canada during the winter…. fail. Thanks for not letting me freeze, Kelly! :D
Lesson 1: tall boots and toasty socks are a necessity up north. Kelly found some cute ones which I would like to steal :D
I love Becky’s coat! Black and blue plaid is still neutral, but more fun than just a solid color. And check out that gorgeous engagement ring! :D
The worst part of college is when you graduate and all of your friends scatter across the country… but at least mine are all on the same coast as me, and it gives me lots of fun places to visit! Next up, NYC?!
- cardigan: Nordstrom Rack
- tank top: TJMaxx
- pants: Ann Taylor Loft
- shoes: Me Too [via DSW]
- scarf: Target [gift]
- pearls: gift
Meg graciously volunteered [or was eventually convinced into, haha] doing a guest post when we all went for one of our more or less weekly Mexican nights a couple of weeks ago. She’s been substitute teaching for a while now, and this is one of her always nicely put together [and comfy to boot!] outfits that would work well for hanging out with students all day :D This pretty pink of the cardigan pops against the greys and blacks, and is a really nice color on her too!
- shoes: Rainbows
- shorts & shirt: Gap Outlet
- necklace: gifted
- cardigan: Nordstrom Rack
- shirt: Orvis (thrifted)
- pants: Polo Ralph Lauren via Ralph Lauren Outlet
- shoes: Sperrys
- belt: vintage (originally dad’s)
- shoes: TJMaxx
- skirt & blouse: JCPenney Outlet
- cardigan: Ann Taylor Loft
- ring: DIY
Zach’s always talking to me during my daily picture sessions so I thought I’d get him on my side of the camera for a change. Mom and I just found him this great shirt over the weekend so I thought this would be a good time to point out that thrifting isn’t just for girls, guys! I have to point out that Zach was displeased that 1) I was wearing heels and 2) I was standing on the uphill side of the slope in these shots so just so everyone knows, he’s 6’4” and much taller than he even appears in these photos. Which is convenient, because one of the first things I remember saying about him when he was born was that I couldn’t wait until he grew up so he would be bigger than me.
- dress: BCBG (thrifted)
- shoes: Toms
- bag: Hobo
- jewelry: gifted
- black pants: Blue Essence via Nordstrom
- jacket: Sandro via TJMaxx
- scarf: Nordstrom
- necklaces: gifted
- shoes: Big Buddha via Belks
- shirt: Gap
A very special guest post from our good friend, Megan! Megan is always, always, always stylish and cute, even though her general response to compliments is “This old thing?” or “Oh, girl I just threw these pants on!” Megan is student teaching this semester (so will soon be the world’s sweetest elementary school teacher!). Running around after 8 year olds all day requires you to look both professional yet comfortable. Megan pulls it off perfectly (of course!).
Introducing TLB’s very first guest blogger!!! Welcome, Eliza!
Hello Tumblrs! My name is Eliza and I too am a 20 something belle from Virginia. I am so excited to do a guest post after my many times stalking this blog! I am a graduate student at University of North Carolina School of the Arts and because of that I have a tight budget for extra spending on clothes and accessories. I love clothes and reading fashion blogs. But more than that, I love finding a great bargain on clothing and accessories. I have not paid full price for clothing, shoes, or accessories in over 4 years! I don’t think any woman should sacrifice fashion because they can’t afford it. It is totally doable. If you notice, my clothes are name brand, but I didn’t pay full price for any piece. Yes, exciting! So I thought for my first post it might be fun to price out the whole outfit:
- Top: Target $25………………… (regular $35)
- Sweater: Anthropologie $15.. (regular $60; on sale with an extra 15% coupon!)
- Jeggings: Old Navy $7………… (regular $14)
- Shoes: Kmart $7…………………(regular $14)
Total Outfit: $62
TOTAL SAVINGS: $76!!!!!