Asymmetrical Denim Skirt

Happy Monday Everyone!

I hope you all had a lovely Mother’s Day Weekend and got to shower your mommas with some love! It was absolutely GORGEOUS in Charlotte… I was able to spend some time by the pool on Saturday. I’m trying to work on my tan for a big trip we have coming up! I can’t wait to share with you all where we are going 🙂

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I was so excited to share this outfit with ya’ll because it shows how you can really dress up an otherwise plain look by adding the right accessories. By adding a matching leopard clutch, belt and shoes, I was able to really add some flair to a basic white top and denim skirt. I’m also a big fan of adding pops of color. When I was playing around with this look, it also matched great with hot pink earrings, hot pink sandals and a floral clutch with pink tones.

Unfortunately this skirt sold out over the weekend, but I linked some similar options below (and both are $18 –a lot less than what I spent)!

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Outfit Details: Top: Lilly Pulitzer, old (similar, similar only $15) | Skirt: Topshop, sold out (similar, similar both only $18!) | Flats: Target, old (almost identical only $23) | Belt: Nordstrom (similar, similar and comes in set of 3!) | Clutch: Steve Madden (similar, similar) | Earrings: Baublebar, $38 | Ring: Kendra Scott (similar) | Bracelets: Bourbon & Boweties | Watch: Michael Kors, old (similar)

Thanks for reading and I hope you all crush this week!

xoHannah

Striped Sweater for Spring

Welcome to my 100th post! WOOHOO! So crazy to think I’ve posted 100 times… I’ve been trying to post a lot more often, so maybe before you know it I will be at 1,000 🙂 …setting big goals over here!

Anyway… this spring has been so unusually cold! I am so ready for summer, but unfortunately Mother Nature is just not wanting to cooperate. (I have friends up North that just got snow on Tuesday morning. SNOW. In APRIL?!)

So that got me thinking about some transition pieces (sweaters in particular) that are practical, but also give off a “summery” look. The only good thing about colder weather right now, is that a lot of retailers have already released their summer collections, so they have since marked down any winter items! I recently found the perfect sweater for spring, it’s colorful and lightweight and is the perfect piece to transition seasons. The best part… it’s 40% off and only $27!

*I will say the model image is slightly deceiving… the sweater is not as long as it looks on the model on Nordstrom’s website 🙂

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Outfit Details: Sweater: Nordstrom, $27 (similar, similar, also love this one) | Jeans: Abercrombie, $35 (similar, similar only $29) | Shoes: See by Chloe (similar, similar) | Bag: Romwe, $27 | Earrings: Kate Spade (similar) | Rings: Baublebar, $68 (similar only $24)

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These white Kate Spade earrings were my most recent purchases. Kate Spade just had their 30% off friends and family sale and I got them at a pretty decent discount… so I also ordered them in pink! (They also come in navy and a mint green). I think the floral petal details make these the perfect statement earrings for spring and summer and they are also very lightweight!

On the other hand, I have had this bag forever! It’s pretty much identical to this $1,500 designer bag. (I’ll take the $30 one please)! The neutral color goes with everything and it’s the perfect size.

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And last but not least, let’s talk about my favorite shoes! I’ve been wearing these beauties on repeat since I first got them back in February. I don’t know if anyone else has this problem, but my feet are ALWAYS cold. These shoes offer the perfect solution because you still get the cute spring espadrille look, but you’re feet are more covered so they don’t get as cold. I think it’s safe to say that this the best purchase I have made for spring this year! They are a little bit price-y but so far have been worth the investment. (P.S. Saks Fifth Avenue is having a sale right now so you can get them here for $50 off)! I also found some similar, more affordable options here and here and I also this these are super cute!

Thank you all for reading! Hope you have a great rest of the week and a fabulous weekend!

xoHannah

For the Love of Lavender

Happy Monday!

A few weeks ago I posted about popular spring trends for 2018. One of my favorite trends that I wrote about was lavender, where I linked to this cropped sweater that I purchased. It’s now been marked down to more than 50% off and it also comes in three other colors!

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I paired this sweater with some lavender Kendra Scott earrings that I bought about 3 years ago for a friend’s wedding. Unfortunately, they don’t sell this color anymore, but I found some earrings that are similar here and here. I LOVE the details on this bag (also a few years old) and the different colors. The subtle lavender colors in the stitching made this bag the perfect accessory for my sweater!

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Outfit Details: Sweater: Free People, $43 (similar, similar) | Jeans: Express (similar) | Shoes: Saks Off Fifth, $60 (similar for $47) | Bag: Nordstrom, old (similar) | Ring: Kendra Scott (similar, similar) | Earrings: Kendra Scott, old (similar) | Necklace: Kendra Scott (almost identical only $33!)

I hope you all have a great day and a wonderful week!

xoHannah

Houndstooth Style

Happy Sunday everyone!

I never thought I would be wearing over the knee boots in early/mid-April, but when it’s 40 degrees outside – you have to dress accordingly. But hey, at least the sun is shining 🙂

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Outfit Details: Keyhole Top: Neiman Marcus Last Call, old (similar for $15, similar for $18) | Skirt: Revolve, old (similar only $16, similar) | Boots: Steve Madden, $50 | Bag: Louise et Cie, old (also love this for only $19!) | Earrings: Anthropologie, $38 (also love these) | Lip: Bare Minerals in VIP, $19

One of my favorite trends from this winter, that I have found myself carrying over into spring is houndstooth and gingham patterned pieces. I absolutely love this skirt… I wore it several times this winter with black tights and some pumps. Now that it’s slightly warmer, I paired it with these Steve Madden over the knee boots.

One of my favorite things about this time of year, is being able to stock up on winter essentials at a discount. The boots that I’m currently wearing were originally $130 but I scored them from Nordstrom Rack for only $50! They are almost sold out, but I found a similar pair here for $60!

I hope you all enjoy the rest of your weekend and have a great week!

xoHannah

Gold Sparkling Sweater

Spring is only a few days away, so now is the absolute BEST time to score some amazing deals on winter essentials. One of my favorite sale purchases recently is this gorgeous gold and black sparkling sweater! I dressed it down a little bit with jeans, but you could easily dress it up with some black leather pants or a black mini skirt with tights.

Unfortunately, this top is now sold out (which usually happens when things go on sale), but I have listed some other favorites and additional options below!

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Outfit Details: Sweater: Nordstrom, now sold out (similar here and more below) | Jeans: XX (similar, similar) | Pumps: Express, old (similar, similar) | Bag: Vince Camuto, old (similar, similar and only $14) | Ring: Express, $22 (similar, also love this one) | Watch: Nixon, $119 on sale! (similar) | Earrings: Nordstrom (similar)

See some additional sale sweater options below at various prices:

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ONE, $75 | TWO, $35 | THREE, $64 | FOUR, $40 | FIVE, $35 | SIX, $63

Make sure you stock up for next winter… until then I am ready for some warmer weather. Hope ya’ll have a fabulous week!

xoHannah

9 Spring Trends to Wear Now

While I am sitting here down in Charlotte, NC, soaking up the sun, I thought it would be the perfect time to post about this spring’s latest fashion trends! One trend that I have seen the most (and was showcased all over the runway at NY Fashion Week), is yellow! Yellow, marigold, mustard… all shades yellow are so hot right now! I’ve seen pants (love these here), bags (this one is on my wishlist), shoes, tops and dresses like this one here:

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I love this dress because it’s more of a mustard yellow, which suites my skin tone a little bit better than a brighter yellow would. I also like the versatility… I dressed it up a lot here, but it could also be dressed down with some casual sneakers and a jean jacket. It’s the perfect piece to go from day to night and is also office-friendly!

As you can see, I styled this outfit with navy accessories. I just love trying unexpected color combos like mustard and navy!

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Outfit details: Dress: Nordstrom, sold out (similar, similar only $19) | Necklace: Nordstrom, old (similar, similar) | Earrings: Kendra Scott, $55 (similar) | Bracelets: Bourbon and Boweties, prices vary | Shoes: DSW, old (similar, similar only $11!) | Bag: Steve Madden, old (absolutely LOVE this one)

Check out some more of my favorite yellow clothing and accessories below:

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Obviously, this isn’t the only spring trend… read below for 8 more styles that I can not wait to live in this spring!

1. Floral Shoes

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ONE | TWO | THREE | FOUR | FIVE (LOVE these colors)! | SIX (also love these)

2. High-waisted Belted Pants

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ONE | TWO | THREE | FOUR | FIVE (only $11)!

3. Blue & White Stripes

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ONE | TWO | THREE | FOUR | FIVE | SIX | SEVEN

4. Geometric Jewelry

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ONE (just ordered)! | TWO | THREE | FOUR | FIVE | SIX

5. Lightweight Trench Coats (or waterfall coat)

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ONE | TWO (just got this in khaki)! | THREE | FOUR | FIVE

6. Gingham

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ONE | TWO | THREE | FOUR | FIVE | SIX

Also love this skirt that I got a few months ago (similar here and here)…

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7. Polka Dots

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ONE | TWO | THREE | FOUR | FIVE | SIX (only $10)!

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If you follow me on Instagram, you may remember this lovely top. Shop it here!

 

8. Lilac/Lavender

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ONE (designer dupe – only $30)! | TWO (I have this in pink and the cut is absolutely STUNNING)! | THREE (comes in 11 other colors) | FOUR | FIVE

I also LOVE these fun earrings that come in lavender AND yellow!

Hopefully this post helps you prepare for spring and fingers crossed that warmer weather is just around the corner! (Especially for family and friends up North, some of which just got TWO FEET of snow?!)

xoHannah

Nordstrom’s Winter Sale

Happy Tuesday everyone!

One way to know that spring is almost here… Nordstrom’s annual winter sale! Get ready to stock up on fall and winter essentials for next year at super low prices. The sale ends THIS Sunday, February 25. Check out some of my favorites and what I’m buying below:

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Free People Sweaters: ONE | TWO | THREE
JACKETTANK TOP | BOOTIES
Dresses: ONE | TWO | THREE

And for some more honorable mentions:

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ONE | TWO | THREE | FOUR | FIVE | SIX

I hope you all have a wonderful rest of your week! Happy shopping!

xoHannah

A New Day has come (to Target)

Cue Celine Dion… A New Day Has Come, and it’s at Target! A New Day is a newer, affordable clothing line at Target and I am officially obsessed! You can now get trendy, stylish pieces for a lot less (think Target prices)!

Not only do they have clothing (for all body shapes and sizes), but they also have shoes, handbags, hats and many other accessories.

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They have a lot of colorful handbags (like the one I am wearing), which really brings a pop of color to a plain black and white outfit. They also have THE cutest shoes (and super reasonably priced) like the ones I am wearing below. These fur lined flats were so popular that they sold out so quickly in a lot of sizes. (Order a half size up).  However, I was able to find a pair that looks almost identical here!

I also love the fact that this line includes every day basics like this plain v-neck t-shirt for only $8 (or 2 for $14) and it comes in 11 colors! It’s hard to find basic pieces at reasonable prices, so I have been stocking up!

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Outfit Details: Scarf: Target, $18 (similar) | Earrings: Baublebar, $22 (also love these Kenneth Jay Lane earrings marked down to $17 from $88!) | Sweater: Nordstrom, old (similar for $26, similar in blue) | Bag: Target, $20 (similar, also love this one) | Jeans: Nordstrom, old (similar, similar only $32) | Shoes: Target, $24 (almost identical) | Lip: Bareminerals Matte, $18 in Scandal

Shop more of my favorite items from A New Day at Target below. OR shop the full A New Day collection here.

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ONE | TWO | THREE | FOUR | FIVE (perfect for spring)!

SHOP SHOES

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SHOP CLOTHING

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I hope you all have a wonderful week!

xoHannah

Love is in the Air!

Happy Friday!

With Valentine’s Day in less than one week, I am sure you all are starting to make plans as to how you will spend your day. Whether you have a date night planned, or a “Gal-entine’s Day” planned, I’ve got you covered on all of this holiday’s essentials! Today I will be sharing some date night outfit options, fun gifts and things to do if you’re having a girl’s night and one of my favorite cocktail recipes!

This dress will be my go to for date night next week. I wore it first to one of my friend’s weddings back in October, and then again to our company’s holiday party in December. I love the v-neck, open back and high slit, but also that it’s not TOO revealing, yet still subtly sexy. 🙂

 

(If you can’t tell… I ended up getting the hem brought up after I wore it the first time. If you’re in Charlotte and looking for an alterations palce, let me know – I LOVE the ladies who helped me out)!

You can shop my embellished heels here. I love these shoes and I think they really dress up a plain outfit. See some other date night outfit options below:

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And what’s date night without some fun accessories?! I absolutely LOVE these 14 kt gold heart earrings from Zales (similar and less expensive by Madewell here)! Don’t forget your red lipstick. This is my favorite from bareminerals, it has a matte finish so it won’t wear off and it also doesn’t dry out your lips.  AND every girl needs a pair of red high heels… here are one of my favorite pairs from DSW! Shop more fun heels below:

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If your opting to stay in with the girls instead of going out, there are so many fun Galentine’s Day gifts and items that I found. I think my absolute favorite though is this heart lipstick from Free People! If one of your friends is hosting at her place, I also found this adorable book, which would make the PERFECT hostess gift! AND, what’s a girls night without a fun cocktail? I found the best recipe (which I tried over the weekend) and you will not be disappointed! Hint: it has champagne!

The Raspberry Bellini:

  1. 1 oz. Raspberry Vodka
  2. 2 oz. Champagne
  3. 2 oz. Raspberry-white puree
  4. Mix together, garnish with fresh raspberries and enjoy!

Hopefully this helps when planning out your day/night. What are everyone’s plans for the big day? Anything exciting? Would love to hear from you ❤ Have a great weekend!

xoHannah

Baby it’s Cold Outside!

Two weeks ago we got about 4-5 inches of SNOW here in NC! We don’t normally get snow, so when we do the entire city pretty much shuts down. It was so nice to have a little 2 day break from going into the office and being able to work from the comfort of my own home by the fire! Luckily I had this super cozy jacket to keep me warm when I did venture out of the apartment for some fresh air.

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Unfortunately, all the snow was gone by the next day when it got up to 68! (No wonder everyone is getting sick). But of course this week it’s back to the colder, windier temps as usual, so I’ve been wearing this jacket on repeat. Fingers crossed that spring come soon!

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Outfit details: Jacket: Nordstrom (almost identical, similar) | Jeans: Express (similar only $23) | Top: LOFT, old (similar, similar only $14) | Belt: Express, old (similar, similar only $19) | Shoes: Kristin Cavallari (similar only $69) | Bag: Aldo (similar only $24) | Earrings: Nordstrom, old (similar, similar)

xoHannah