Happy Wednesday, y’all! Can you believe January is already halfway over?! I feel like the winter is flying by, and we’ve still hardly gotten any snow in Boulder! (Not okay!) As much as I love summer and warm weather, I’m totally a snow bunny. I’m hoping the worst of winter is still yet to come.. am I the only one?! Okay, moving on…
I’ve been working on this blog for almost two months now, and I can’t believe how much I’ve learned in that short amount of time. It’s been fun and challenging to scratch the surface of the html and css world. (Ryan’s taught me a lot!) It’s also been so rewarding to put an outfit together, have an idea of what I want a blog post to look like, and make it happen. (Thanks again to Ryan for taking my pictures! He wins #1 Fiancé award haha.)
Prior to creating this blog, I would have never thought to put this outfit together. I bought this top because I got it for $15ish (#steal), and I thought it would be fun to wear around Valentine’s Day. The blush color and the velvet material screams girly to me! I also knew it’d be a piece I could wear all year round. (For example, it will look SO cute with a pair of cut offs in the summertime.) The rest of the outfit I already had in my closet, but I had always paired these pants with a button up or something more conservative. I think that’s been the most fun part of being a fashion blogger… taking what I already have and love in my closet and pairing that with items I hadn’t thought to before. This blog has been a learning experience on all realms, and I can’t wait to see what else I discover through it!
One point I want to stress through my blog is that you don’t always have to go out and buy something new. We all have items in our closet that we love, so I’m going to be showing how to mix up the clothes you already own to make your wardrobe more versatile.
Speaking of versatility… I talked about how great these cords are in this post, and it’s obvious I love them, because I have them in two colors! (And I wouldn’t mind another pair in ‘Deep Burgundy,’ the dark red would look amazing on a snowy day!) They’re so versatile because they’re tailored enough to wear to the office, but they’re comfortable and cute enough to wear out to dinner or around town.
Serious question: what would life be without jewelry?! Every outfit would just be an outfit. IMO, the bling I choose to pair with a top can completely change my look. If I want to tone it down, I can just do studs or pearl earrings, but if want to up my game (which is most of the time haha), I can don a pair of statement earrings and BAM! My outfit instantly has another dimension to it. I’ve found statement earrings to be great conversation starters, too! Not even kidding haha.
I’m obsessed with BaubleBar because they make gorgeous jewelry, and it’s great quality. Their statement earring are fabulous, and they’re not heavy either. That being said, I’m not always a fan of their prices. The other day, Ryan and I were strolling through Target, when I happened upon some earrings that looked just like BaubleBar earrings. After inspection, I discovered that they’re actually SUGARFIX by BaubleBar, and their earrings are only $13 (compared to $35+ at Nordstrom). I’m sure the quality isn’t as great, but for me it’s a great economical alternative!
TBH this SUGARFIX necklace broke after I purchased it (it was $16), but we just used pliers to clamp the chain back together. I would never expect a BaubleBar necklace to do this, so I was a little disappointed in their Target brand necklace… however, it’s cheaper for a reason! If you’re like me and want to save a little moolah, check out Target, but keep your expectations low!
Hope y’all are having a great week so far and staying warm! Thanks for reading <3