Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Favorite Fall Items for September


If you know me and my shopping habits, you know that I love a great ceal. Well, sometimes I like to accumulate the items I find into a wonderful wishlist to share - plus, all of these items are under $35! You can't beat it. If I didn't have a monthly allowance, I would be all over every single one of these pieces *insert heart eyes emoji* 
Black Braided Ankle Heeled Booties
^Update: these booties have limited sizes so here is a similar pair. Sorry for the inconvenience!^

What are some of your fall favorites? I am loving floppy hats and all things burgundy. PS - A lot of these pieces could come in handy for a style challenge next month! ;)

Pattern Mixing: Floral + Stripes



Earrings: Kendra Scott
Top: Target, similar, similar, similar
Ring: Wanderlust + Co via Rocksbox
(you can use the code "astoldbystacyxoxo" to get your first month of Rocksbox for free!)
Skirt: Forever21, similar, similar
Purse: Kate Spade, similar, similar
Wedges: Charlotte Russe, similar, similar, similar

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Black Shift Dress

Happy Friday Eve, lovely friends!! If you follow me on Instagram, you know I wear these leopard flats all the time - I can't help it! They're such a great staple piece and add a little oomph to any outfit. I haven't seen them in stores lately, but they are still available online so if you don't have a pair, you need one! They're perfect for any season, but especially fall ;)


Necklace: Shop Urbanite (they only have black left), Kendra Scott-inspired
Watch: Michael Kors
Feather Cuff: Rocksboxsimilar, similar
(use code "astoldbystacyxoxo" to try your first month of Rocksbox for free!)
Bracelets: jane.com, similar, similar
Dress: Ciao Bella Boutique, similar, similar, similar
Flats: Target

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Leopard Scarf on Sale!

PSA - this leopard scarf is only $5.24 at Target right now!!

It is available online but you can also see if it is available in a store near you. I had to share it as soon as I saw the sale! Leopard anything is always a great addition to your closet, especially a scarf. This will go with anything - black, white, cream or maroon are some of my favorites to pair it with. I have a very similar one and I wear it all through the fall and winter months. It's a staple piece!





Monday, September 21, 2015

Perfectly Plaid Wishlist


It's starting to get a just a teensy bit chilly in Dallas (in the mornings) and it's such a tease. I am absolutely loving all the fall fashion I'm seeing on Instagram lately and it's making me so ready for the season to change in Texas! Here's a little plaid wishlist for us in the south to lust over until cooler temperatures hit our neck of the woods. Everything is under $25 and all the scarves are only $13! You can't beat it. Plus, these would be amazing for some current and upcoming style challenges! Keep a look out for some fun things to come in October ;)

1. Tartan Plaid Scarf (Multi-color)
2. Frayed Plaid Scarf (Navy and green)
3. Plaid Scarf - Yellow/checked (Mustard)
4. Long-Sleeve Plaid Shirt (Red and navy)
5. Long-Sleeve Plaid Mandarin Collar Blouse (in black and white)
6. Long-Sleeve Plaid Mandarin Collar Blouse (in black and red)
7. Belted Plaid Shirt Dress

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Rocksbox: How it Works

I gotta give props to my Rocksbox stylist for putting together my latest box! I'm obsessed. I know that every girl always says that about each one of their boxes but I honestly love every item in mine! This Kendra Scott necklace was on my wish list so of course I was happy about that one, but the gold bracelet and ring were a complete surprise to me. The bracelet is definitely staying home with me, and the other two are still up in the air. I really love them all but I have to stay within my budget for this month ;) - you can read more about that at the end of my previous post.

If you haven't heard of Rocksbox yet, it's a way for you to try out (or rent) designer jewelry. After you sign up, you will take a style quiz, and add items to your wish list. Then a stylist will make a customized box just for you based off of your style quiz and jewelry preferences. In each box you will receive 3 items, the product info and prices for those items in case you want to buy them. You're able to keep these pieces for as long or as short as you want. If you decide you don't want to keep any for yourself, send them in your box back to Rocksbox and after they get it, they'll send you another box shortly after! And if you absolutely love something in your box, just keep it and they will charge your credit card on file.

Necklace: Kendra Scott
Ring: Wanderlust + Co
Bracelet: Jillian Michaels

On a personal level, Rocksbox has been really beneficial to me because I'm very indecisive. I over think purchases before I make them and honestly just don't spend much money on jewelry. Most of the designer items I own have been gifts or kept from my Rocksbox. *OH - did I mention that with Rocksbox, they give you discounted pricing on items!? Another great perk!* So basically, Rocksbox is a really fun way to try out amazing jewelry and it makes you feel a little more fancy wearing these nicer items.

Rocksbox is just $19/month but with my code "astoldbystacyxoxo" you can try it out for your first month freeeeee! If you love the program, you can continue participating in it after your first month, or you can cancel it and never pay a penny! Try it out. What do you have to lose!?

If you are interested in more information about Rocksbox, or want to use my code to try it out, visit www.rocksbox.com

White Dress & Colorful Accessories

Happy Sunday, friends! I went for a simple look today to feature my new Kendra Scott necklace from my latest Rocksbox. I love it! But what girl doesn't like anything from Kendra Scott?

Unfortunately, everything I'm wearing is a few years old (I bought this dress for my wedding reception over 2 years ago!), but I've linked similar items below for ya.

Necklace: Kendra Scott via Rocksbox
Dress: Forever 21, similar, similar, similar
Purse: Kate Spade, similar, similar
Wedges: Gap, similar, similar, similar, similar

Saturday, September 19, 2015

Black, White, Leopard and Gold

Black, white, leopard and gold is one of my favorite color schemes! It's classic, simple and never goes out of style. I think I would wear it every other day if I could. What are some of your favorite color combos? I want to try them out!


Necklace: Gorjana via Rocksbox
*use the code "astolbystacyxoxo" for your first month of Rocksbox, free!*
Top: Forever 21, similar, similar, similar
Watch: Michael Kors
Love Bracelet: LoveAndreasCloset (it looks like this one is no longer available, but there are a ton of other gold bangles that are just as adorable!
Other Bangles: jane.com
Jeans: Gap
Flats: Target

Thursday, September 17, 2015

J.Crew Sale

 I just had to share with you guys that J.Crew is having a great sale right now, plus get an extra 25% off with code "SHOPNOW". Here are some of my favorites!


1. Marled-cuff Fair Isle sock
2. Chunky ribbed scarf
3. Crepe maxi dress
4. Metallic-striped ikat popover shirt
5. Merino wool crewneck sweater
6. Signature leggings
7. Skinny stretch cargo
8. Merino wool Tippi sweater 

Monday, September 14, 2015

Leopard, Olive and Gold

When the wind won't stop blowing your cardigan away, you end up standing like this... Happy Monday!

Necklace: Lia Sophia, similar, similar, similar
Top: Forever 21, similar, similar
Watch: Fossil
Bangles: jane.com
Cardigan: Target
Jeans: H&M, similar, similar, similar
Flats: Target

Mint Dress & Gold Accessories

I might be the only one who is still hanging onto sweet summertime but until it gets out of the 90s in Texas, I will be wearing my summer clothes and bright colors. Who's with me!?

I'll be at the pool if you need me...

Necklace: Purple Peridot
Dress: Forever 21, similar, similar, similar
Wedges: Payless, similar, similar


Sunday, September 13, 2015

FashionXDallas

Let's start the story about how the heck I got to FashionXDallas...

So to preface, Bethany (@bma_21) and I had been chatting a little bit on Instagram because we live in the same area and were talking about getting together soon, so Bethany DM'ed me her number and I noticed that I also had a 2 day old DM from someone! I guess since I wasn't friends with this person, Instagram didn't notify me about it. Well this girl named Erin, who was part of the FashionXDallas team organizing the 3 night event, asked me to attend a one of the shows. Unfortunately I just saw her message on Friday morning so I had already missed the first night, and I had babysitting plans for a friend for Friday night. I asked if there were still tickets available for Saturday night, Erin said there were a few spots left and asked if I wanted one or two tickets. I told her "2, please!" and then started my venture for finding a girl friend to go to the show with me!

PS - the tickets were 2nd row! Wowza.

Most of my girl friends here in Dallas aren't very girly. Some of them go shopping only once in a while and some of them rather play sports so I knew finding someone to go with would be hard - especially since it was so last minute. So I put up a (somewhat pathetic, yet enticing) FB post, tagged a few girls and hoped that someone would be available. Long story short, none of my close friends could go so I went out on a limb and asked Bethany if she wanted to go with me. Even though we hadn't met yet, and she accepted! I was so excited!! We talked about what we were going to wear (duh) and made plans to meet up beforehand and drive there together. Let me just say that Bethany is so fun, pretty and down to earth!! It was a breath of fresh air to find a new, fashion loving girl to hang out with! I had a blast with her and I'm so happy she went to the show with me.




Catherine Lowe from the Bachelor was sitting right across from us so I looked like a stalker trying to get a picture of her... Whoops


So me being the little wannabe blogger that I am, felt so cool to get invited to fashion show! That might sound super lame but oh well. I really thought FashionXDallas wouldn't be a big deal and that maybe they were just trying to fill seats up, but when we got there, it was pretty packed. I'm not sure how Erin found me on Instagram, or why I got asked to the event and maybe she reached out to a ton of people, but I am so freaking happy that I got asked! This was the first legitimate fashion show I had been to and it was just a really awesome experience for me.


So can I be completely honest for a minute? I've been feeling a little let down about Instagram lately and have kind of been giving myself a hard time. I see and follow a ton of amazing girls who have great style and I've been comparing myself to them a bit. They have beautiful bags and expensive clothes that I just can't afford. And by no means am I trying to hate on anyone who can afford those things! I wish I could too. Actually, most of my clothes are a few years old and I rarely buy new items. Shortly after my husband and I got married, we decided to each set aside $50 a month for "fun money" for each one of us so this means clothes for me, and whatever random video games or new technology he wants. This was to tame my buying wants and keep me from buying everything in sight. (Let me just say that this doesn't include going out, eating, going to the movies, etc. - that would just be crazy.) But this system has stuck around for 2.5 years and we are still going strong. It's not that we can't necessarily spend more but my husband and I are both frugal, we are paying off student loans and saving for a house so this is just a responsible way to keep track of our "fun money".

I'm not really sure where I'm going with this but I just felt the need to type it all out. Maybe some of you can empathize with me?! A friend of mine was so surprised when I told her I only spend $50 a month on clothes and said that I should blog about it more, so here I am?! I rarely spend more than $15 on one item - it actually hurts me to spend more than that. Call me crazy. But this is also why I try to link affordable items for you girls to check out. I don't want any of my friends to be buying expensive things that I wouldn't buy myself! And of course I wish I could afford $80 dresses and $400 purses but that's not realistic for me right now and who knows when it will be. So for now, I will be doing my normal frugal shopping and trying to be content where I am in life and with my things :)

Necklace: Gorjana via Rocksbox but you can also find it here
(you can use my code "astoldbystacyxoxo" for your first month of Rocksbox for free!)
Top: Hollister
Skirt: Forever 21, similar, similar
Heels: Charlotte Russe, similar, similar

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Project Semicolon

Today I'm wearing a semicolon today in support of World Suicide Prevention Day. "A semicolon is used when an author could have chosen to end their sentence, but chooses not to. The author is you and the sentence is your life."

I just want you to know that YOU. ARE. LOVED and YOUR life matters.

If you or anyone you know is battling with suicidal thoughts or depression, please keep in mind Project Semicolon because is a great resource and support system.


Sunglasses: Target
Necklace: Kendra Scott
Flats: Aldo (on sale!)

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Laid Back Labor Day


 Sunglasses: Target
Necklace: Kendra Scott
Top: Hollister, similar
Shorts: Rue21, similar, similar
Sandals: Target (these are sold out & I couldn't find any good look alikes - sorry to let you down!)

Feeling Floral


Necklace: Gorjana via Rocksbox
*use code "astoldbystacyxoxo" for your first month free!*
Top: Target, similar, similar
Cardigan: Target
Jeans: Gap
Shoes: Sperrys

Top: Target, similar, similar,
Bracelets: Funky Monkey via jane.com
Jeans: Gap
Sandals: Target

Sunday, September 6, 2015

Fall + Summer Outfit

Today I went with this half fall/half summer-feeling outfit. Everyone is in full-on fall mode with PSLs and blanket scarves but it's still 95 degrees here in Texas so I'm holding off on all things fall until it's actually chilly. Not to say that I'm not excited for colder weather and pumpkin spiced everything, I just want to savor summer (and get my tan on) for as long as I can. Anyone else with me!?

PS - Both this top and skirt are super old from Forever 21 (like, I might have actually gotten them in high school) so I tried to link the best equivalents I could find... Sorry that they aren't identical!



Earrings: Kendra Scott via Rocksbox
Necklace: Gorjana via Rocksbox
Top: Forever 21, similar, similar
Skirt: Forever 21, similar, similar
Wedges: Charlotte Russe, similar, similar

Wristology Watches Special Code

I'm ecstatic to give you, my lovely friends and followers, an awesome chance to get the cutest watches with a special discount code!

I originally found Wristology on Instagram and have been fawning over their watches ever since. So I'm happy to say that you can now use my code "astoldbystacy" to get 20% off your purchase with Wristology! You can either visit their site here or enter my code at checkout! They seriously have the most adorable watches at affordable costs. Here are a few of my favorites:



All photos are from Wristology



Saturday, September 5, 2015

Rose Gold Rocksbox

I have to admit, I'm kind of obsessed with my latest Rocksbox. These Kendra Scott earrings were on my wish list and my personal stylist curated a whole box around them! All of these items are rose gold and I think the earrings are definitely staying home with me! I'm in love with them - they're so sparkly, pictures don't do them justice!

Have you been wanting to try out Rocksbox but aren't so sure about it yet!? Then please use my special code "astoldbystacyxoxo" to try it out! With this code, you can get your first month of Rocksbox for free! After that month is up, you can either continue with the service for $19/month, or cancel and never pay a penny! It's a win-win.

You can sign up with Rocksbox here 
Bar Necklace: Gorjana
Drusy Earrings: Kendra Scott
Circle Necklace: Wanderlust and Co.


Friday, September 4, 2015

Spots and Sandals


Necklace: Kendra Scott
Top: Forever 21, similar, similar
Watch: Michael Kors
Jeans: Cotton On, similar, similar
Sandals: Jack Rogers

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Olive and Stripes

Top: Gap, similar, similar
Jeans: H&M, similar, similar
Flats: Aldo (almost 50% off right now!)

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Black and Olive, Black and Olive


Top: Gap
Necklace: Lia Sophia (discontinued), similar, similar
Skirt: Old Navy, similar
Flats: Target

Instagram Roundup


Top: Forever21, similar, similar, similar
Watch: Michael Kors
Bracelet: Love Andrea's Closet (I don't see this specific love' bangle but she has a ton of other cute ones!)
Jeans: Gap
Flats: Target


Necklace: Kendra Scott
Top: Lauren Conrad, similar, similar
Jeans: Gap
Wedges: Gap, similar, similar, similar


Necklace: Kendra Scott
Top: Forever 21, similar, similar
Bracelets: jane.com + LDesiigns
Jeans: Gap
Flats: Target

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