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10 Amazing Ways to Treat Yo’ Self This Halloween

I’ll tell you straight: I don’t really like dressing up for Halloween. I know. THAT, from a former theatre teacher? What kind of person (who used to dabble in costumes for a living) wouldn’t like to dress up for Halloween? I’ve decided it’s because October is always so busy for me that it catches me by surprise, and I never have time to get anything together. I really do love the fall season and Halloween is part of that, but I don’t yet have kids to take treat-or-treating. And if Halloween is on a week night, I can’t go out anyway. In …

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Fancy for Fall– Here’s My FAVORITE Online Boutique!

(This post may contain affiliate links!) I’ll be honest, most of my fall vibes involved boots, leggings, and an oversize something. That’s the beauty of fall, right? It’s cozy. But keeping a fancier look for fall in your closet is a good idea too. You never know when you’ll have a wedding, or a fancy brunch date, or are just feeling fancy. I about died over this look from one of my absolute favorite online boutiques. The vibe is adorable and the quality is always fantastic. Also, the owner’s hair is the stuff of dreams. My accessories are from my pals at …

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3 Reasons to Shop Boutiques + a Giveaway!

(Looking for info on today’s giveaway? Scroll to the bottom of this post!) I wrote about my love for shopping local in this post, but today we’re talking specifically about boutique shopping! Nowadays, boutiques are much more accessible than they used to be. The majority of local shops have websites, and more and more of them are ditching the storefront and selling their goods exclusively online.  So even though I literally JUST bought a pair of black skinnies from Madewell.com, my closet and jewelry rack have more boutique finds than ever. Here’s 3 reasons YOU should be shopping local and online boutiques …

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Embrace the Messy Bun

 My students used to think something was wrong with me when I had my hair in a messy bun at school. I insisted on looking just so in my classroom because I wanted them to think I had it all together. Unsurprisingly, this leeched out into the rest of my world as well. I remember that whole season of my life as being one in which I was convinced that I needed to look perfect all the time. That messy bun was reserved for the 20 minutes before I went to bed and the occasional lazy Saturday, and that was it. Listen, having your …

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What’s In My Airplane Bag

I keep my airplane bag as lightweight as possible because, let me tell you, I have had some really bad airport luck. Like this one time that I packed a ton of stuff in my carry-on tote because I was too lazy to make room in my suitcase, and I ended up stuck in the Atlanta airport for 17 hours. I lugged that thing around for SEVENTEEN HOURS, Y’ALL. Anyway, that wasn’t the first time I’ve ended up stuck in an airport, and since I mostly travel by myself, I end up carrying my stuff around with me everywhere I go. I’ve …

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The Truth About LuLaRoe (from someone who doesn’t sell it!)

The first time I was added to a LuLaRoe group I thought I had been invited to some weird baby shower. I rubbed my sleepy eyes (it was 6am) and took a sip of my ginger peach tea before I clicked through to see (literally) the most colorful leggings I had ever seen in my entire life. Like, ever. (If you know anything about LuLaRoe, then you know what I’m talking about.) Fast forward to this dress, which LulaRoe calls the “Carly”, that ended up being my first garment from this company. It’s pretty cute, no? If you’ve not familiar, LulaRoe is …

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Outfit of the Week//SUGARFIX by BaubleBar

Someone once joked to me that I should start throwing $100 bills out the window when I drove by Target. Real funny, huh? And now there’s the SUGARFIX by BaubleBar line for Target, and it’s perfect, and so I may just leave my wallet in the parking lot and call it good. Take my money, Target. Just take it. (Please tell me I’m not the only one here that’s obsessed with Target.) In any case, they’ve done it again, friends! I’ve long be an admirer of BaubleBar’s bright, playful designs but never sprang for the high-ish prices. But their new partnership with …

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Outfit of the Week//Shop Local

The morning that I shot these photos with the lovely Kailey Watson, no less than five people stopped to tell me that they loved my outfit. Considering that I was wearing a pair of jeans, flats, and rocking 4th day hair, I don’t think I deserved all the praise. But that, friends, is the magic of an off-the-shoulder top. Not to mention the magic of local boutique Urban Couture which you absolutely must check out if you’re a Tulsa girl. Talk more in a sec– (Don’t worry, I’m still hopelessly short.) You better believe I’m going to be adding even more of these …

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How to Wear Green On St. Patrick’s Day!

I don’t consider myself a rebel by any means, but I kind of am on St. Patrick’s Day. I have always had an aversion to holidays that demand I wear a specific color. I usually wear blue on Valentine’s Day and orange on the 4th of July (Christmas gets a pass, because it’s Christmas). But try being a nanny or a high school teacher on St. Patrick’s Day (I’ve been both) and not wear anything green. Homegirl’s gonna hear about it all, day, long. So I finally figured out the key to being festive without wearing shamrocks around my neck and not …

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Outfit of the Week// The Secret to Getting Amazing Deals on Outerwear

Last year, I bought 4 coats. 4. Winter. Coats. ON MY TEACHING SALARY. Then I figured out the secret to getting my coat fix without causing the banking app on my phone to turn red and send me warning notifications for two months straight. Outerwear is a bit of a pricey investment, you know? But I really love a good winter coat, and I hate being cold, so that’s even further incentive. Here’s the secret: you gotta shop right now. Yes, now. In February. This fuzzy friend (linked below!) from Gap for a fraction of the price ($70, if I’m remembering correctly). And since …