September Instagram Recap

It’s October already babes! One of my most favorite holiday months. Halloween is legit my fav, lol. Anyway I’m going to be putting together so many Fall and Winter transitional outfits this month so keep an eye out for those. I’m back today to round up all of my September IG Posts (link Instagram) for y’all to make it easier to find and shop everything in one place. I know I say this every Recap but it’s important so I’ll say it again, this will help if you happen to miss when something is posted you can find it all here for the previous month. I also have continued to do more Insta try on hauls since y’all voted for more of those and I always add them in the try on highlights on my Instagram (link insta). So if you ever have questions about an outfit or something in a picture I post you can check there or just head back to my blog on the 1st Friday of every month to get a recap. As I have already said Instagram (link insta) changed the algorithm. They make your feed based on exactly what they “think” you want to see by who and what you engage with. So please remember to keep engaging with my photos (likes and comments) and watch my stories so my posts keep showing up in your feed. ;0)

In September I’ve been settling into the preset I made and I love it. You may have noticed a subtle can’t quite put your finger on it change and that was it, lol. I also have been getting the hang of planning and using my planners more as well as starting some new books I made a blog post about last month as well. There was also a pretty awesome giveaway posted on my Instagram last month so if you aren’t already following me head over to my Instagram (link) and hit that blue button so you don’t miss out on the next one coming up.


Similar Long Tee in 3 Colors
Lace Trim Bike Shorts
Similar Fur Slides
Motherhood Tumbler
Similar Steve Madden Leather Sport Backpack
Multiple Aviator Options


Pullover (comes in other colors) | Similar Joggers (mine sold out) | American Apparel Knee High Socks | American Apparel Thigh High Socks | A Simplified Life: Tactical Tools for Intentional Living (Hardcover) (Emily Ley) | Similar Phone Case Options | Bedding | Comforter | Songesand 3 Drawer Dresser | Erin Grey Bed | Similar King Throw | Assorted Throw Pillows | Leaf Mug | Similar Sweater Weather Mug


My DIY Post on How We Built My Entryway Table
Fall Decor Purchased from: The Dollar Tree,
Little Houses, Flowers and Milk Bottles from Target Dollar Spot
Baskets from Walmart

My Wax Warmer Sold Out But Here’s Something Similar


Pullover (comes in other colors) | Similar Joggers (mine sold out) | American Apparel Knee High Socks | American Apparel Thigh High Socks | A Simplified Life: Tactical Tools for Intentional Living (Hardcover) (Emily Ley) | Similar Phone Case Options | Bedding | Comforter | Songesand 3 Drawer Dresser | Erin Grey Bed | Similar King Throw | Assorted Throw Pillows | Leaf Mug | Similar Sweater Weather Mug


Bedding | Comforter | Songesand 3 Drawer Dresser | Erin Grey Bed | Similar King Throw | Assorted Throw Pillows


My Planner
Marble Notebook
52 Lists Project
52 Lists for Happiness
52 Lists for Togetherness (Release date 9/25/2018)


Similar Cropped Camo Jacket
Similar Olive Dress Options (Mine Sold Out)
Clutch in 4 Different Color Options
Clear Lens Glasses
Camo Slipons Unavailable Online Bought In Store From Sirens Fashions
Clip on Tear Drop Earrings


Similar Jean Dress Option (Mine Sold Out)
Blue Zip up Hoodie
Luna Sandal in Navy
Aviator Options
Clutch in 4 Color Options


Tori Tunic
Similar Hat (Click Color Black Option)
Sneakers from Sirens (Purchased in store)


FabFitFun Unboxing


We The Free People Tee
Lattice-Hem Ankle Leggings for Women
Women’s Karoline Backless Loafer Mules – A New Day™ Black


My Current Skincare Routine and Face Rolling


FabFitFun Unboxing


Easy Living Tank Dress
Old Navy Leggings


Jumpsuit Options (Jumpsuit pictured is Sold Out)

As always I make sure to link everything underneath each photo and if it’s not able to be linked or it’s sold out I will post something similar for you to try as well. If you have any questions at all, please leave a comment below & I’ll get back to you ASAP! Sign up with your email here so you won’t miss a blog post from me. I hope your Friday is an amazing one!

Sizing reference:

I’m 5’8″. Typically wear 9-9.5 in shoes and a size 10 if they run small. M/L in tops and dresses. 6-8 in Jeans depending on make and brand.

Always Remember You’re Beautiful!

-Lola

6 Ways To Be Stylish On A Budget

In honor of my very first ever guest contributor post on Allwomenstalk.com I wanted to revamp my post I made for their site 8 Ways To Be Stylish On A Budget that I wrote in 2014. It’s been 4 years since that post and let me tell you some things have really changed. Fashion has definitely taken a turn and there are so many new styles, trends and fashion rules now. For me I follow one important rule which is BE YOURSELF. I know that sounds cliche but it’s so true. If you’re walking around in an outfit you saw online or saw a celebrity wearing but you don’t feel comfortable in it, it doesn’t matter how amazing the outfit looked on the person you saw it on first it’s not going to have the same look or feeling for you. Because it’s not your style. You want to find your style first and that will help you pick pieces you can mix and match and wear again and again and more importantly own that look and feel comfortable and KNOW you look good too.

So with that said I’m rounding up and sharing my top 6 tips to being stylish on a budget and a few of these tips are actually the same as in my first article because they’re so important and are still true to revamping your style every time:

1. Know YOUR body and Find YOUR Style

You want to find bloggers, celebs, people in magazines and even stylish people on the street that have your body shape and body type to model your style after. Wearing ill fitting clothing or patterns in a way thats not flattering for your body is the quickest way to make an outfit go from stylish to a hot mess so quick. Like me for example, I’m tall (5’8”) and most of my height is in my legs (37” inseam) so bermuda shorts are a no for me. They make my body look awkward, they usually squeeze my thighs and above my knee and I’m just uncomfortable in them all day and you can tell, lol. So I steer clear of them but I find ways around that because they are so cute when worn right. I get more of a mid-rise short with 5-7″ inseams instead (Old Navy has some great options) which is like a short length bermuda. They don’t come down as long as a regular length bermuda shorts would and they aren’t as form fitting on the legs but still give you that bermuda shorts feel. I also have a bubble butt that sits high so when I get pants sometimes they fit everywhere but the waist or everywhere but the legs. I tend to shop places that accommodate for tall women (Alloy.com or Asos.com have great tall options). So with that said, if you’re more bottom heavy or have long legs make sure you’re finding shorts, pants and jeans that aren’t cutting into your legs, butt and thighs or are too baggy and making your lower half look bigger in a bad way (we all want a nice looking bum but we have to do it right, lol.) If you’re more top heavy than find clothing like dresses and tops that fit your top half both comfortably and fits your shape the right way and that is the key. You don’t want buttons looking like they’re going to pop any second or a dress that’s cutting your body in a weird way that makes you look squatty or oddly shaped. Once you find clothing that fits you that’s when you’re able to just focus on picking pieces that you can interchange and wear different ways without having to worry about if the fit is right. Also taking your body measurements helps when shopping online because you can look at the sites size chart before choosing your sizing options which usually helps with eliminating getting things in the mail and having to send them back or take them into your local store to exchange it for something that fits right.

2. FIND THE SALES!

The best thing about online shopping and even when you’re shopping in the store is that there’s always a sale going on. Especially with highly trendworthy outfits and online boutiques. Things that are hot and in right now may very well be out in the next month or so. That’s the way the fashion industry works. So when getting on trend clothes you want to save your money here because they could be in today and out tomorrow and then you’re stuck with clothing that you spent so much money on but don’t want to wear anymore because it’s not in style. Whenever you find a new boutique or a new clothing site, take some time to google if there are coupons or if any bloggers have coupon codes for that specific site available. That way the on trend pieces you’re buying aren’t such a stressful investment when they could go out of style any minute. Also look and see if the company has their own coupons or sales. Old Navy, PRETTYLITTLETHING, FashionNova and many other clothing companies always have some sort of sale or coupons available so you’re always able to save some coin when you shop so you don’t feel so bad about your recent purchases. Save your money on the more big ticket, never going out of style pieces like a Louis Vuitton Speedy or a really nice Trenchcoat or those black pumps you’ve had your eye on from Christian Louboutin that you know will just gracefully age with time. This was an awesome way for me to always update my wardrobe without breaking the bank. Especially when I was in college and a single mom, every dime counts. ;0)

3. Buy, Sell and Trade

There are so many ways now that you can change up your wardrobe sometimes without even having to spend more money. Places like Platos Closet or a Thrift Store that buys old clothes you don’t want anymore can help you clean out your closet while getting new things right away. If you can wait a little I love selling things on Ebay.com because it’s so easy and quick. Take pictures of the clothes, post them on the site with a little description of outfit and condition, set your prices or your starting bid and sit back and watch the money roll in. That takes the pressure off of taking your clothes back and forth to different stores trying to sell everything off. For more expensive items you can use Poshmark, they are great for selling those name brand items that you don’t want to just give away or sell for $1. Hey like I said before, trends come and go so you always want to find cheaper ways of getting new things while not feeling so bad about letting go of the old.

4. DIY

DIYin is all the rage these days. You saw a cute off the shoulder graphic t-shirt a celeb was wearing but don’t want to spend the $100 price tag just go to Walmart or Five Below and grab you a few cheap band tees (both sell super cute graphic tees for $5) and watch a tutorial on how to cut a regular t-shirt into an off the shoulder shirt. It took me all of 10 mins to make a few off the shoulder tees I can wear to run errands or hang out or even around the house and still look cute for a fraction of the cost. Want some cute high waisted jean shorts but don’t have the money to get brand new ones right now? Look in your closet, a friends closet or your moms and get old jeans that you or they don’t want or even take a trip to the local Goodwill or thrift store in your area and grab some mom jeans that fit you well. Cut them into shorts, add some studs, distress them, etc and you’ve just saved $100+ on some on trend high-waisted shorts while spending all of $20 or less.

5. Borrow

Your sister, friend, mom or grandma will have something you’d love to wear. Whether it’s the beautiful vintage earrings, that designer bag you’ve had your eye on but can’t afford or that LBD you’ve had your eye on. Borrowing can help save tons of money and still have you looking fabulous without having to spend a dime. The best part is you can always wear it again so it’s like you bought it yourself, as long as you make sure that’s ok with who you borrowed it from, lol.

6. Mix and Match

My final tip is one i’ve said time and time again. Take something from one season and remix it to turn it into a fall or winter item with some layering. Turn that summer dress into a fall outfit by adding tights or leggings, add a scarf, a hat or a sweater. Turn those summer favorite high-waisted shorts into a fall outfit by tucking in a long sleeve flannel shirt, layering it with a cute cardigan and adding some fall essentials. Be creative, you don’t have to buy a whole new wardrobe for each season if you can’t afford it or even if you can. Save money by being creative with what you have. It’s what really shows your style and your ability to adapt to different seasons or trends without breaking the bank or maybe not even spending any money at all.


Jumpsuit Options (“Madison Jumpsuit” Shown is Sold Out)

I hope these top 6 tips help you with revamping your wardrobe or building a whole new one. We all love to shop, whether it be for new clothes or accessories. The best part is these tips can be used for pretty much anything. Whether you want to revamp your home with new furniture or a new look or you want to change up your decor. You can take these tips and apply them to home decor as well and still save money. I have a few tips on revamping your bedroom and your livingroom on my blog as well that I will link here Farmhouse Inspired Livingroom Revamp and here Master Bedroom Revamp so you can go check those out as well.

Outfit Details of Featured Photo:
Joah Brown Get It Pullover
Alloy Tall Jeans Options
Women’s Karoline Backless Loafer Mules – A New Day™ Black
No Boundaries Velvet Mini Backpack
Cat Eye Sunglasses Options

FIT TIPS:
-Jumpsuit runs TTS. I’m wearing a size Large.

Sizing Reference:
I’m 5’8″. Typically wear 9-9.5 in shoes and a size 10 if they run small. M/L in tops and dresses. 6-8 in Jeans depending on make and brand.

I hope you loves have a beautiful Friday and I hope these tips help you to start building the wardrobe of your dreams.

Always Remember You’re Beautiful!

-Lola

The Romper You Need This Summer

I’ve been loving striped clothing lately. Such a nautical and summery style. This off the shoulder romper gives such a cute and flirty style while still being casual enough for day to day errands. You’ll notice on my blog I go for not only functionality and comfort but how well my outfits work while wrangling kids all day, lol.

I’m always a little skeptical when ordering online or even buying rompers in-store because I don’t know how they will fit since I am tall. I’ve had some rompers that were literal underwear on me, lol. (So disappointing for us tall girls) but this romper fit so well I was surprised. It’s not too short in the bottoms so it covers my butt. I don’t feel uncomfortable or like everything is hanging out. The material has a little stretch but still fits nicely.

You can wear it with so many options, sneakers for a casual vide, sandals for a little more casual cute or heels for a night out. I’m currently on the hunt for the perfect black heel that goes with everything. But I paired this one with 2 sneaker options for a more casual feel.

O U T F I T – D E T A I L S

ROMPER: Stella Romper in White | ROMPER OPTION 2: Stella Romper in Black | SNEAKERS: Black All Star High Tops | WATCH: Black 42MM | HAIR EXTENSIONS: 20″ Seamless Weft in Caramel | NAME NECKLACE: Silver Nameplate Necklace

FIT TIPS:

-Converse can run a bit big. I’m wearing a 9.5

-Romper runs TTS. I’m wearing a size medium.

Sizing reference:

I’m 5’8″. Typically wear 9-9.5 in shoes and a size 10 if they run small. M/L in tops and dresses. 6-8 in Jeans depending on make and brand.

What are some of your favorite places to shop for shoes? Leave a comment below and let’s chat!

Always Remember You’re Beautiful!

-Lola

Best Summer Dress 2018

I love off the shoulder dresses. I love even more when the color makes my complexion pop. So it was a no brainer that I ordered this when I saw it on Lauras Boutique website. This mustard yellow Aria dress is perfect for that fresh deep tan. I love mustard and gold tones on a deeper skin tones. It’s rich color and ruffle top make it much more dressed up and flirty without even trying. It’s a flowy material which is perfect if you’re out in the Florida sun like I am on a daily. It’s loose, slight stretch fit makes it comfortable to wear, it just falls over your body effortlessly.

What makes this dress even better is its price. Only $17! I styled mine with my white and gold Chuck Taylors to add a more casual vibe. My tan faux leather crossbody bag is the cutest thing and fits my essentials when I don’t want to carry a backpack or large purse for the day. My clear lens frames are adorable and ONLY $5!

What’s your go to color? What’s your favorite color to wear the most? Leave a comment and let’s talk color favs.

Always Remember You’re Beautiful!

-Lola

O U T F I T – D E T A I L S

SNEAKERS: White and Gold | DRESS: Aria Dress | WATCH: Black 42MM | GLASSES: Tortoise Print | HAIR EXTENSIONS: Caramel and Cinnamon Shades | NAME NECKLACE: Silver Necklace

FIT TIPS:

-Sneakers can run a bit big. I’m wearing a 9.5

-Dress runs TTS. I’m wearing a size medium.

Sizing reference:

I’m 5’8″. Typically wear 9-9.5 in shoes and a size 10 if they run small. M/L in tops and dresses. 6-8 in Jeans depending on make and brand.

Is It Fall Yet? Fall Outfit Inspiration!

I know, I know it’s still summer and I live in Florida. But I was born during a blizzard in Iceland and then lived up north for some years before landing in Florida and I’ve experienced all the seasons. My favorite seasons are Spring and Fall because you literally only need a light jacket or cute fall outfit and you’re good to go, it’s not too hot and not too cold. (Name that movie line reference, lol) Literally perfect weather.

With all the Nordstrom sale fun I decided to change things up a bit and style a fall outfit to shoot. (I took one for the team because OMG it was hot outside, lol.) But I’m in love with this oversized sweater dress from Pretty Little Thing it’s not too heavy in material so it can be layered or worn alone for a light fall look. You can also mix it up and wear it with sneakers instead of boots but I was in a fall mood so I had to wear my knee high boots.

My boots are so comfortable and versatile. They can be worn with dresses, skirts, shorts and even over jeans. I’ve had them for years and they still look and feel great. My bag is the perfect fall tote and I love its oversized style. Perfect for all my snacks I’ll need while I’m running around like crazy this school year. I can even fit a bottle of wine in there. That’s right I checked, you’re welcome. 😉


O U T F I T – D E T A I L S
DRESS: Oversized Mustard Dress | BOOTS: Similar Boot Options | SIMILAR PURSE OPTION: Tote Options | WATCH: 42MM Black | SUNGLASSES: Kim Square Sunnies | HAIR EXTENSIONS: Seamless Clip-ins

FIT TIPS:
-Boots run TTS.
-Dress runs TTS. I’m wearing a size medium in the color Mustard.

Sizing reference:
I’m 5’8″. Typically wear 9-9.5 in shoes and a size 10 if they run small. M/L in tops and dresses. 6-8 in Jeans depending on make and brand.

What’s your favorite season? Are you loving summer or awaiting cooler weather? Let me know in the comments below.

Always Remember You’re Beautiful!

-Lola