Thursday, October 30, 2014

Sweetwater

Last night was my second night in Atlanta! It has been such a blast so far. After Alycia got off work, we took an Uber - my first time using it!! - to Sweetwater Brewing Company. They make their own beer there (obviously) and have brewery tours, a little gift shop, and tastings. It only cost $10 for 5 beers. FIVE! What a steal!! Of course I ended up getting only 2 types of their beers... I'm such a picky eater/drinker. And that has become very apparent since I've been here, ugh.

After a couple hours there, we headed to the most amazing taco place. Since I'm such a picky eater, I'm not usually impressed by restaurants that have a lot of crazy options but this place honestly had the best tacos I had ever eaten - the margs were also delicious! Of course I got two types of chicken tacos (so un-exciting of me) but I can't even emphasize how wonderful they were! If you are in Atlanta, YOU NEED TO GO!

Typical leopard and denim
Scarf: Ciao Bella Boutique (discontinued), similar, similar
Top: Target
Jeans: Gap





Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Welcome to ATL

Welcome to Atlanta, where the playas play...

I'm in Atlanta!! Today I left Dallas and headed out to be reunited with my best friend, Alycia! We haven't seen each other since my wedding - A YEAR AND A HALF AGO! Too long. Way too long. I will be here for four days and know that it will go by way too fast but I am enjoying it so far!

Alycia picked me up from the airport last night and we headed straight to The Vortex - such a cool place to eat. "Cool" is just the perfect word to describe it. Even the skull entrance is so cool.



Necklace: Lia Sophia, unfortunately discontinued :(
Sweater: Gap - on sale and limited!
Jeans: Forever 21



The Vortex, Atlanta, GA

Monday, October 13, 2014

Chilly Weather

It's a little chilly in Dallas today!! Too bad it won't last... Who else in Texas is ready for some legitimate fall weather!?

Scarf: Dallas Market, similar, similar, similar
Cardigan: Target, similar, similar
Dress: Forever21, similar, similar,

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Lady in Red

I love this little number! I literally own about two red items in my closet. Not joking. I have no idea why, I just do! So for #stellarseptemberstyle I decided to whip out this baby and ended up really liking it - even my husband liked it! *GASP*

For those of you who may not be familiar with the Instagram style challenges, they are challenges for every day of the month to help you look at your wardrobe in a different way, in order to coincide with the style challenge! This challenge was "Lady in Red." If you want to check them out for the last few days of the month, my two favorites are #stellarseptember style and #stylemeseptember (this one is changed every month so that one is especially easy to follow along with!)

Dress: Forever 21
Necklace: StyleThisLife
Flats: Target

PS - follow along with my Instagram @astoldbystacy for more outfit updates!

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Cellular Device and Denim

My husband and I ventured out to get iPhone 6's yesterday!!! It actually wasn't as bad/crazy as I thought it would be. We waited for about an hour in line, and maybe 45 minutes inside trading in our phones/paying. I LOVE IT! I got the iPhone 6 (not plus, because that is just ridiculous). Here is what my new beauty looks like:


And this outfit is one I fell in love with! So simple, yet so adorable and comfy.

#denimaddict
Tank: Target
Denim top: Gap
Jeans: Gap
Shoes: Vans

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Gap Styldby Event

I was so honored to be able to work our Gap's Styldby Event! Select Gap stores across the nation are picked to participate in this event and I am so happy our store got picked! This event was to promote out new fall items and was meant to be a fun time for customers to come in, have some snacks and drinks, and be styled by select Gap employees. The event was pretty fun and we got noticed for selling the most product during the event and utilizing social media to advertise beforehand. I think we could have definitely done better about that and I hope to use my PR skills to help out with the next event!

Here is what I wore and a few pictures from the night:

This was my "countdown" picture/invite for the event. Entire outfit is from Gap and currently in stores!



Top: Gap
Jeans: Gap
Boots: Thrifted (for $1.50!!), similar

I can't wait to get the professional pictures back!

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Simple and Stripes



PS - I am aaaaabsolutely obsessed with this outfit! *insert heart eyes emoji*
Necklace: ebay
OR if you just search “Crystal Cluster Bib Gold Statement Necklace”a bunch pop up!
Top: Gap
Jeans: Cotton On
Heels: Gap



Top: Forever21, similar
Watch: Amazon
Tassel bracelet: LoveAndresCloset
Skirt: Target - this is so old, I can't find anything similar :(
Wedges: Payless, similar, similar


Top: Gap
Necklace: StyleThisLife
Pants: Cotton On
Sandals: Target, similar, Jack Rogers

Sunday, August 17, 2014

I Love Waves

I'm so obsessed with the outfit below!! I don't know if it is the fact that I found this cardigan in my closet and decided to give it a go, or the fact that I let my hair be wavy for once! Honestly, I got my hair cut a few months ago and got a ton of layers so when I curled it, it looked weird. The ends were sticking up and out everywhere so I have been straightening it ever since the cut. I don't know why today, out of all days, I decided to let it run free but I did and I LOVED IT! Loved, loved, loved. Hopefully I will be wearing it like this more often.

Top: Forever 21, similar, similar
Cardigan: Forever 21, similar, similar, similar
Jeans: Gap
Sandals: Target



Top: Forever 21, similar, similar,
Jeans: Gap
Flats: Traffic Shoe

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Summer Dresses

 Dress: Target, similar, similar, similar
(I JUST got this on sale so go check out a store before it's gone!)
Heels: Payless, similar, similar


Dress: Old Navy, similar,
Shoes: Charlotte Russe, similar, similar

Pattern Mixing and a Classic

Here is a little update of my church and shopping attire!

Necklace: ebay
(if you search "statement necklace" you should be able to find it!)
Top: Forever 21, similar,
Skirt: Forever 21, similar, similar, similar,
Flats: Traffic Shoe



Top: Gap
Watch: Michael Kors, here 
Jeans: Gap
Sandals: Target

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Lucky Outfit

So here is a fun (and by that I mean insane) little story about an incident at work tonight.. I was working up front tonight and about 3 minutes into work, a woman left the store so I said "thanks! Have a nice night." She turned around, stared at me and said "don't you worry about my night little girl!" Uhhhhh okay. I was waiting for her to laugh to something....... Nope. So she leaves the store, comes back and, no joke, just stomps around the front of the store and is cursing out loud/at me then leaves again. What? Why? I don't know. THEN she comes back in, walks straight over to me, turns over a whole table of folded shorts, points her finger at me and says "that's for you" and leaves for a third time. At this point, I was truly scared for my life. I called my manager up to the front and he informed me that he caught that same woman trying to shoplift earlier...

So basically, a woman tried to shoplift from our store, got caught, and I told her to have a nice night. Go me. And I was wearing this (first) outfit. Seems lucky to me!


Cardigan: Target, similar
Top: Gap
Jeans: Cotton On
Sandals: Target





Necklace: Lia Sophia
Dress: Old Navy (out of stock), similar
Heels: Gap

Friday, July 4, 2014

Let Freedom Ring

HAPPY FOURTH OF JULY!!

What more is there to say? My husband and I whipped out every piece of red, white and blue attire that we own for this one, folks!



Thursday, June 26, 2014

Black & White

I had a "big girl" job interview today... I think it went pretty well! I know there are some other candidates so I'm not holding my breathe but it would be awesome to get this new job! The salary would be life changing for us.. Either way, God knows what He is doing so if I get it, I get it. And if not, oh well. All in His hands and I am okay with either outcome!

In other news, I seem to have been in a black and white mood lately...

Necklace: Lia Sophia
Top: Forever 21, similar
Pants: Gap
Heels: Payless, similar, similar



Necklace: Lia Sophia, similar
Dress: Old Navy {can't find this anywhere!}
Crystal Bracelet: LoveAndreasCloset
Leaf Braclet: Lia Sophia
Shoes: Traffic

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Sniffles and Gap Jeans

Lately, I have been my time working at Gap, applying to a "big girl job" and trying to get over this cold! Sorry for the lack of excitement, but here are some outfit updates... The show must go on (even through sniffles and coughs).

But let me just say that working as Gap has opened my eyes! I think I owned one Gap item before working here (don't judge) and I didn't realize how cute, comfy, and (sometimes) affordable it is! Granted, without my amazing discount, I probably wouldn't have bought as much as I have so far but their sale is really great sometimes! And their jeans are to die for! Seriously. The best fitting and most comfortable jeans. How come it took be so long to discover them?! Probably because I can't usually afford $70 jeans.. :)

Top: Target
Jeans: Gap
Sandals: Target



Necklace: Lia Sophia, silver here
Top: Old Navy
Jeans: Gap
Flats: Target, similar



Necklace: Lia Sophia, silver here
Top: Forever 21 {really old, I can't find anything similar :( }
Watch: amazon.com
Tassel bracelet: LoveAndreasCloset
Jeans: Forever 21
Flats: Target, simliar


And in other news, WHO IS READY FOR PLL TONIGHT!?!? I am a 15 year old girl when it comes to TV shows..

Saturday, June 7, 2014

A Short Update

Just a short outfit update!



Necklace: Lia Sophia
Dress: Old Navy
Heels: Charlotte Russe, similar




Top: Target
Skirt: H&M
Shoes: Target, similar


Necklace: ebay {search "statement necklace" and I'm sure you'll find many of them}
Dress: Forever21, similar, similar
Crystal Bracelet: LoveAndreasCloset
Leaf Bracelet: Lia Sophia
Heels: Payless, similar, similar

Friday, June 6, 2014

New Job!

I am so excited to officially say I have gotten a job offer at Gap as a sales associate! Woo hoo! I feel like such a high schooler getting excited about a retail job but 1) I love Gap and their clothes 2) the discount is absolutely UH-MAZING!! and 3) I am really hoping to move up with the company. I have been interested in fashion for a few years now and didn't really know where to start (career wise) so I think this will be a wonderful stepping stone for whatever I might want to do in the future. I'm taking it one day at a time and am learning a TON about the company and policies during orientation. Thankfully, only one more day of orientation until I actually start my first shift!

Necklace: Lia Sophia
Top: Forever 21 {old, but most similar here}
Bracelets: LoveAndreasCloset
Jeans: H&M, similar here
Shoes: Traffic



Necklace: Lia Sophia
Top: Target, similar here
Jeans: Gap
Sandals: Target

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Cobalt, Anyone?

Being home in Florida was so fantastical. We only had one sunny beach day but that was all I needed! One of the main reasons I went home was to see my youngest sister in her first big play!! She has been in acting class for months now and auditioned for this group part in the Pajama Games and she got it! She seriously could not be more adorable up on stage. Acting is her calling! I can't wait until she is all grown up and on Broadway and can fly me to NYC to see her in her fancy shows! JK. Not really. Well, she's only 10 so that will be a while.. But I'm excited for her to pursue her dream!



Outfits below are what I wore to Haley's play and what I wore to church the next day:

Necklace: Lia Sophia
Top: Ciao Bella Boutique {discontinued}
Jeans: Forever 21
Tassel Bracelet: LoveAndreasCloset
Watch: amazon.com, similar
Flats: Traffic




Dress: Old Navy, similar
Heels: Payless, similar
Crystal Bracelet: LoveAndreasCloset
Bow Bracelet: groopdealz.com
Watch: amazon.com, similar

Friday, May 23, 2014

Fun Finds

I tend to gather a lot of my outfit/shopping inspiration from Instagram - I'm addicted. Recently, I have been seeing a lot of ladies getting their necklaces and accessories from ebay so I started browsing and found a TON of cute necklaces. All of the inexpensive ones - I'm talking DOLLARS - are from China so that automatically takes a month or so to ship and receive. That kind of stinks but oh well. And I figured that there would be a few outcomes: 1) I spend $5 on a necklace, it sucks and I'm only out a few dollars 2) it is super cheap and breaks after I wear it once and I'm only out a few dollars 3) it's awesome and I only paid 5 dolla.

So far, I have worn this necklace twice and it is still intact. I ended up coating it with a clear spray paint because most [cheap] necklaces tend to rub that green stain on your neck so I wanted to go ahead and avoid that - I had a feeling I was going to get rust branded by this gem. 


Necklace: ebay
Top: Forever 21
Jeans: Forever 21
Flats: Target

I got to fly home to surprise my youngest sister - she was in her first play!! More photos to come later but here was my travel attire:

Necklace: Lia Sophia
Top: Forever 21
Jeans: Forever 21
Watch: amazon.com, similar
Bow Bracelet: groopdealz.com
Chain/Tassel Bracelet: LoveAndreasCloset
Sandals: Payless

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Whites and Brights

I got some little, new additions to my wardrobe! These adorable mint wedges from Simple Addictions {see rant at end of post}, and some new tassel colors from StyleThisLife. I wore this outfit yesterday for a day of errand running and little shopping - I got a bathing suit top from Target for $5.83, whaaaaaat!? WHAT A STEAL! And mine and David's one year anniversary is in two weeks so I have been doing a little sneaking around to get him something in secret :) I hope he doesn't find out!



Top: Forever 21 (old, but most similar here)
Jeans: Forever 21
Crystal bracelet: LoveAndreasCloset
Chain bracelet: LoveAndreasCloset
Tassels: StyleThisLife
(I initially got my tassel bracelet from LoveAndreasCloset then found out that individual tassels were cheaper from StyleThisLife. Unfortunately, the tassels and bracelets don't match size-wise for both companies so I would suggest picking one and buying all your products from one shop. BUT, both shops are amazing! Go check them out and support Etsy sellers)
Wedges: Simple Addictions


**Now for the rant... I rarely, if ever, talk bad about a company or product because I very rarely get disappointing products. This however, is one of those instances. I bought these wedges online from Simple Addictions. I was so excited to get them and shipping was very fast! Come to find out that when I received and opened the package, the wedges were defected. "Defected" is the most accurate way to describe them because one of the straps doesn't go on correctly around my foot and it is already coming undone where the strap attaches to the wedge. I emailed them the day after I received them and still haven't gotten a response. I emailed them again today and hope I get a response soon. Sending a defected item and not responding to a customer is so unprofessional to me. If the problem is fixed and/or I get my money back, then maybe I will be more of a Simple Addictions advocate! If not, I can't say that I will ever buy from them again or give them any publicity - and this is why I have not tagged/linked their website to this post. Let's hope the problem gets fixed! Okay rant ended.**

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