The White Denim That’s a Must for Spring

Top (similar) | Denim | Sunnies | Earrings | Wedges | Lipstick: Strawberry Shortcake

I love adding striped pieces to my wardrobe because they’re timeless, so I know I’ll wear them for years! This one is a recent H&M find for only $5! One of my favorite ways to pair them is with white denim. It’s the ultimate Spring staple, and the first basic I grab to pair with espadrilles for a crisp, Spring look! This option is so comfy and super affordable! I love that they offer petite and tall options, as well, because a trip to the tailor with an almost 2 year old isn’t on my bucket list! (Ha!)

When I get back home to colder temps, I will definitely be swapping out my favorite taupe ankle boots and a neutral lightweight sweater for a chic transitional look. The key to transitioning white from Winter to Spring is sticking to neutral basics, without any sort of stark contrast.

White denim can be tricky, as to some fabrics are so thin they can be sheer. I love that this fabric is on the heavier side, so I don’t have to worry!

Snatch this style while you can, it’s currently 40% off at the checkout, making it under $22! Have a wonderful week!

instagram roundup / saturday sales


Fresh fruit has been a serious go-to craving as of late. [macbook cover / wallet]


I made my Best Banana Bread Recipe into fresh muffins & it’s even better (update: use 3 overripe organic bananas for best consistency) they’re vegan & gluten free


My favorite hue I shared last week lasted me 9 whole days! My usual run is 3-4 with polish. This polish & top coat are amazing.



Old Navy is having a 30% off sale today only online! Stock up on Spring staples, and cute sandals for a fraction of the price, no code needed!

denim | sunglasses | slides | top

field jacket | poncho | mules

cold shoulder top | lace up gladiators | sunglasses | shorts

Banana Republic: 40% off your purchase, until 12pm PST, Code: BRSPRING

Gap: 35% off your purchase until 12pm PST, Code: HELLODAY

Anthropologie: Extra 25% off Sale Clothing, Code: XTRAXTRA

Extending your Wardrobe: Maternity Style


What to invest in:

Maternity Denim (4 pairs)

Maternity Leggings (2-3 pairs)

Maternity Workout Leggings/Capris (1-2 pairs)

Maternity Cotton Tanks

Maternity Cotton Tees 

Fitted Cotton Maternity Dress (in a neutral hue)

What you already have:


Long Knit Cardigans 

Button Down Flannels

Utility Jacket

Leather Jacket

Denim Jacket 

The thought of maternity clothes made me a little nervous at the beginning of my pregnancy. I didn’t want to lose my personal style and at the same time didn’t want to invest in an entire wardrobe that I would only wear for a short period of time.

I was pleasantly surprised to find that maternity denim (this brand in particular) can be super cute, well fitted, and trendy. Invest. This is something that is so worth the investment. When I was ready to transition into maternity jeans, I tried a belly band first, and the constant adjusting was uncomfortable. You need to feel comfortable, and that can easily be achieved, while looking put together, also. I invested in a dark wash, a medium wash, a distressed light wash and distressed black denim. Maternity leggings are great for oversized sweaters and tunics.

Maternity tops are another story. I am not a fan of the cliche maternity top. The button down front and tie around your bump is not my style. I quickly found a way around that, without having to invest in an entire maternity wardrobe. Basics like cotton maternity tanks and tees are the ultimate staple. I invested in all neutral colors (blacks, whites, greys, navy) and purchased two of each color. These basics make is so easy to pair my normal non-maternity clothing into my everyday looks. I can slip on a fitted plaid button down with a maternity tank and add a scarf and ankle boots to complete the look. All of my cozy long knit cardigans fit my growing bump with a maternity tee underneath. A statement necklace and over the knee boot can dress it up. Ponchos are the ultimate must have, no matter what stage of my pregnancy they are the perfect throw on item to feel cozy and look chic.

Jackets are another great way to extend your wardrobe. From leather to denim and utility jackets in between, they can be paired with a maternity tank, tee or are great over a fitted cotton maternity dress with ankle boots.

Pairing maternity basics with non-maternity clothing you already have in your closet, let’s you stay true to your personal style, and feel most comfortable in the style your own style, while your body is constantly changing.

I did come across a few really cute maternity tops with a great fit and modern spin. I also purchased a few non-maternity items, a couple of sweaters, blouses and a winter coat,  and just sized up one from my pre-pregnancy size.

Beauty Game Changer

L'Oreal Voluminous Original Mascara

I’ve read great things about this mascara for the longest time, and when I ran out of one of my favorites, I decided to give it a try. The only regret I have is not trying this sooner! It’s the best mascara I’ve used, even compared to my usual $30 finds, for under only $8!

After trying out lash extensions for my wedding and honeymoon, I felt like my real lashes were never the same. My full, long lashes weren’t there anymore, even using my favorite mascaras. This mascara brings them back to life. The curved brush version is great too!

Make a Statement

Statement Necklaces


As you probably know, I have a weakness for a good statement necklace. I’ve been sporting a now sold out Anthropologie piece with practically everything this season. When it comes to chic jewelry, J.Crew always delivers, so naturally the latest statement necklace selection to hit their Factory store sale made me more than a little giddy. These fab finds are a major steal and a great foundation to any summer wardrobe–with an additional 30% off they’re hard to resist! [Use code: SALE30]

{Sales Rack Skinny} Trend Hungry Guest Post

Hi guys! Hope you are having a fabulous Wednesday! Today I’m guest posting on Jessie Holeva’s blog, Trend Hungry. I had the pleasure of sharing my top tips for shopping the sales racks and getting the best deals. To expand your closet on a “skinny budget” check out my Sales Rack Skinny Post!

Crave & Save: Bejeweled Sandals

If you’re craving a pair of the season’s bedazzled sandals, you can choose this bejeweled pair from Steve Madden… or you could show off your pedicure in this almost identical pair from Charlotte Russe! But the savings don’t stop there! The pair automatically become $12.50, when you purchase an additional pair (like these fabulous loafers!)

Crave & Save: Beaded Tassel Earrings

I love all of the beaded tassel earrings in all lengths and fabulous colors from Oscar de la Renta, right now.  With price tags ranging from $300-$500, I immediately went on the search for a budget friendly pair. I came across this similar style from Forever21, for under $6!  A little less glam than the original, but the cas look makes them incredibly versatile for everyday wear!

Fabulously Frugal: Spring Savings

Have you ever thought about how amazing it would be to get paid for your excellent shopping skills? Well, wait no more! I’m excited to share these great deals with you for a few of my favorite stores from coupons & Cash Back site BeFrugal.com, where you can get a $10 bonus for signing up for free.

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Unless a code is noted below, just click on the coupons and the promo code is applied for you. To get the most savings, be sure you sign up for BeFrugal’s free Cash Back and activate your account before you click to use the coupon offers below. This way, you’ll earn Cash Back, save big from using these deals and score your $10 bonus if you just signed up for a new account!

Every time I online shop, I sign into my BeFrugal account, search the current promotions and click on the retailer, and I get instant savings! There’s no better way to shop and earn!

  1. Take advantage of this promo & stock up on your fitness gear at Gap! Visit Gap.com to save 25% off any order (with code GAPEVENT, expires 3/20/12). Plus, save more by earning Cash Back. The rate today is 3.2%.
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  5. Want to stock up on the latest colored denim trend? Print this Old Navy coupon for $10 off $50+ purchase (expires 3/21/12) before you head to the mall. Plus, all card users receive 10% off on Tuesdays.

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This post is sponsored by BeFrugal.com, with content contributed by myself, and BeFrugal.com