Sunday, July 19, 2015

Work to Play

Some outfits are harder to take from day to night but fortunately this dress it not! I love it on its own and I love it dressed up with a cardigan. My office at work is at a solid freezing temperature at all times which makes it a little difficult to dress for when it's 102 degrees outside here in Dallas. And if you work in an ice cube office, you understand my life. What do you guys do in this dilemma? Wear a sweater everyday? Wear long pants? Bring a blanket to work? Help!

For this Friday look, I wore a floral dress with a cardigan and belt for work, took those off and added heels for a night of fun and friends. Which look do you guys like best?!

Necklace: Kendra Scott
Dress: Target, similar, similar
Sweater: Target
Purse: Kate Spade, similar, similar
Sandals: Jack Rogers
Wedges: Charlotte Russe, similar,

Friday, July 10, 2015

A Pop of Color

A pop of color goes a long way.

This morning I was feeling a little bit monochromatic - as you can tell. But I was craving something else to add to this outfit. That's when I turned around and saw my new Kate Spade bag in my closet. The heavens opened and a bright beam cast upon it and the trumpets sounded - dun dun dun-na!

Just kidding, it wasn't that serious. I'm being weird. But I really was excited to add a little pink to my outfit. (insert heart eyes emoji)

Not that this outfit necessarily needed a pop of color, but it's something I wanted to add. It's perfectly okay - and chic-  to wear monochromatic outfits. Don't let anyone tell you otherwise. The way to balance out the simplicity of them is to add a pop or color, or even some pattern mixing. Or do both as I did here! Try adding a colorful arm stack, patterned shoes or a bright purse. It's an easy way to add a little pizzazz to a potentially "plain" outfit. 

What's your favorite (or go-to way) to add a some brightness to your outfits?

Earrings: Kendra Scott
Purse: Kate Spade, similar, similar
Skirt: Forever 21, similar, similar
Flats: Target

Thursday, July 9, 2015

The Perfect Match

Talk about the perfect match! I got this necklace in my latest Rocksbox and couldn't decide what to wear with it. You know when you have too many options, it makes it harder to choose? That was my life this morning. I was looking around in my closet and realized this top was the perfect match for this necklace! I'm not usually one to be super matchy matchy but I tried something new and actually really love it!

What do you guys think - too matchy matchy or just right?

Necklace: Perry Street (via Rocksbox)
Top: Rue 21, similar, similar
Jeans: Forever 21

And don't forget that you can use my code "astoldbystacyxoxo" for a free month trial of Rocksbox! It's so fun. You'll love it!

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Aqua Accessories

Rocksbox does it again! There they go... Sending me all kinds of cute things.

Seriously though, these aqua accessories are on point! Teal/aqua/turquoise/whatever you want to call it is my favorite accessory color. Why? Because it's pretty. And matches everything. What's not to like about it?

Anyone else a turquoise fanatic??

Pst... You can use my code "astoldbystacyxoxo" for a FREE month trial of Rocksbox!! Let me know if you have any questions about it at all, and I'd be happy to answer them for you before you sign up!

Earrings: Kendra Scott (via Rocksbox)
Necklace: Gorjana (via Rocksbox)
Dress: Ciao Bella Boutique similar,, similar, similar,
Sandals: Jack Rogers

Sunday, July 5, 2015

I'll Take It In Pink!

Guys. I am one happy camper! This weekend, I bought my first Kate Spade purse!! (insert heart eyes emoji). Yes, I know I'm the last girl on the planet to have one, but I don't care. I love it so much. My husband and I went shopping to the Allen Outlets over the holiday weekend and I ended up catching this beautiful bombshell for 75% off - how awesome is that!? I probably sound super lame raving about a little cross body, but I'm just so happy! It feels nice to spend a little money on yourself. Plus, Kate Spade [and Kendra Scott] are my forever favorites. I wish I could buy every item that those ladies design!

Speaking of wishing I could buy everything in sight, something has been on my mind the last few weeks and I just wanted to drop a little truth bomb on ya [so if you're just here for outfit pictures, just keep scrolling :) ].

My husband and I have been married for two years now and have been the stereotypical struggling newlyweds. Over the last two years, we have been very frugal with our money and spending it mostly on necessities and food (yes, we are fatties). Thanks to the amazing Lord up above, we have both gotten new jobs and raises within the last couple of months so I could afford to spend a little fun money.

It's a joke among my friends that I won't spend more than $20 on any one item, but it's so true. Even spending $20 on something makes me cringe, so spending a little extra money on a new purse was totally out of my comfort zone but totally exciting! I know I sound really lame but I hope there are some ladies out there who spend their money the same way I do. This is the first time since being married that I've spent a little chunk of change on one single item - I know, I'm a freak. But I'm the type of person who rather get 10 things for $100 rather than one item for $100. More bang for your buck, ya know!? Anyone else like that? Please tell me I'm not the only crazy.

And now you're probably asking yourself "where is this post going?" And I find myself asking the same thing as I write. I think I just wanted to put it out there that no matter how bougie I may or may not seem on Instagram, I'm not. I'm just an average girl, with an average job, who is always on the hunt for a sale. I just wanted to let the world know that you can look and feel amazing in great clothes on a small budget. I'd love to know about your favorite Instagram accounts who are on a smaller budget and bargain shop like me! Comment below with some of your favorites and let's be friends :)

With all this being said, I just want you all to know that I am so blessed and thankful for everything that God has given me! 

Necklace: Kendra Scott
Dress: Old Navy, similar, similar,
Purse: Kate Spade, similar, similar
*keep in mind that this is from Kate Spade Outlet so I tried to link the best options possible!
Wedges: Charlotte Russe, similar, similar, similar