Happy Friday, everyone!
On the Blog:
Around the Web:
- Ben & Jerry’s is releasing 3 more non-dairy flavors!
- The best new books to read this month
- New hair & beauty finds
- I’ve been deep in thesis work for the past few weeks so I’m looking forward to a weekend reboot that will hopefully bring lots of new blog inspiration!
It’s President’s Weekend, so lots of new sales will definitely be popping up. Here are a few so far:
- Loft is offering 50% off all sale items and 40% off just in items with code HAPPY. The striped and black lace-up back sweaters are included and I love this chambray romper for spring.
- Anthropologie has an extra 40% off all sale, no code needed. This silk one shoulder blouse is less than $20 and this starry cold shoulder option is super cute.
- 15% off clothes, accessories, and shoes at Target with code STYLE on 2/19-2/20. See my picks here.
- Take 30% off everything as well as 50% to 60% off cold-weather items at LastCall.com until Feb. 20. This Joie top is super cute.
Have a wonderful weekend!
We’ve been on a weather roller coaster this winter with swings between 20 and 60 happening almost each week. I’m not complaining about the warm weather, but it definitely has made it more difficult to get dressed each day, especially when that temperature swing happens in one day.
I wore this look last weekend when it ended up being 70(!) outside, which was gloriously enough in itself, but I wasn’t quite ready to break out shorts and sandals quite yet.
I picked up this blouse at J.Crew in December thinking it would be a great holiday piece but it’s also been fun to try and transition to more springy looks like this one. Also, the J.Crew new arrivals are soo good! So many cute off the shoulder tops and tank tops, which make me even more excited for real spring!
Bow Blouse: J.Crew
Distressed Jeans: Paige Verdugo
Statement Necklace: BaubleBar (similar and less than $25)
Booties: Sam Edelman
Bucket Bag: See by Chloe
Sunglasses: Tory Burch
J.Crew New Arrivals I’m Loving:
Linking up with Living in Color
I already spend enough at Target as it is, but they have just been killing it in the clothing + accessories department lately and I had to share!
I know you’re probably sick of hearing about how much I love the Who What Wear line at Target but I just stumbled across the spring catalogue and you are going to LOVE the new items–stripes, bell sleeves, structured neutrals. There are just so many great, on trend pieces!
Here’s a peek at some of the upcoming spring looks that aren’t out yet:
And here are some of my fav pieces you can shop now!
Target also released a line with BaubleBar called SUGARFIX a few weeks ago and I’m completely in love with the entire line. BaubleBar has always been one of my favorite places to shop for costume jewelry but they can be a little pricey. Their Target line is full of the same great pieces but at amazing prices. I checked out the quality in store too and most of the pieces look much more expensive than they are. Here are a few of my favs:
On Thursday 2/16 and Friday 2/17, Target is offering 15% all clothing, shoes, & accessories with promo code STYLE online only. I’m definitely going to be picking up a few pieces!
Happy Valentine’s Day!
I’m off to class and work for the rest of the day, and then have choir tonight, so we won’t really be celebrating today, even if it were something we wanted to do, which we don’t (too much trouble!). I am planning on at least going to grab a few Valentine’s Day donuts before heading to campus — I will definitely use the holiday as an excuse to eat sugar and chocolate today!
I put together this Valentine’s Day look with my day in mind — comfortable shoes to get me to, across, and from campus, and a fun, though work appropriate outfit. I love the combination of red and pink together, and it doesn’t have to look super girly if you tone down the color combo with clean, classic pieces like this bow blouse and shift dress.
I’ve also been in the market for a backpack purse for awhile but knew it would get the most use when traveling, so I didn’t want to splurge on too pricey of an item. So when I found this $3o designer lookalike at Zara, I knew it would be perfect for my uses — I love it!
What are you Valentine’s Day plans?
Blouse: Who What Wear via Target
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Happy Monday, friends!
How was your weekend? We spent most of our weekend watching the OJ Simpson trial on Netflix–we just couldn’t stop! I was too young during the trial to remember much of anything but little snippets so it was a fascinating glimpse into the time period and the tensions that arose both in and out of the courtroom. I highly recommend it if you haven’t watched it already!
It was also another gorgeous, spring-like weekend here, so I tried to get outside as much as possible. This warm weather can just keep on coming!
I made these banana walnut muffins on Saturday morning to have something to snack on throughout the weekend and upcoming week. I keep them in the fridge and then just reheat for a few seconds in the microwave each time I grab one.
Banana Walnut Muffins
Makes 1 dozen
1/3 cup coconut oil, melted
1/2 cup honey, softened
2 medium overripe bananas, mashed
1/4 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
1 3/4 cups whole wheat flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 cup chopped walnuts
Pre-heat oven to 325 degrees. Grease muffin tin and set aside.
Combine coconut oil and honey in a large bowl and mix well. Beat in eggs and then add bananas and almond milk, stirring to combine.
Add flour, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon and stir to combine. Fold in walnuts.
Spoon muffin batter into muffin tin. Place in oven and bake for 25-30 minutes, or until fork inserted in a muffin comes out clean.
Time: 40 minutes
Adapted from cookieandkate.com