Rocks Box Review #2!

I received my second Rocks Box, and I am so happy to report that I love my pieces this month! I really didn’t understand the Rocks Box subscription process when I placed my first order, so I was not super satisfied with the first box. I felt the same way about Stitch Fix the first time I tried it. I gave Stitch Fix a second chance, started e mailing specific pieces I loved to my stylist, and now I am a Fix addict! I have a feeling I will feel the same about Rocks Box. And you don’t have to keep anything! Wear it, style it, and send it back for new pieces! Keep reading and you can grab my code to order your first box for FREE!

Your box will arrive packaged very neatly with your jewelry wrapped in fabulous chevron tissue paper and packing to protect it from damage.



They include a personalized note, which is a nice touch. Personalization is what makes these monthly subscriptions so special.


They include a card describing your pieces with a personal note from your stylist. My stylist read my comments from the last box and took the time to include pieces I added to my wish list. Score!


This month I received the Sophie Harper Pave Circle Stud earrings. I placed these on my wish list and they are the perfect every day earring. The $28 price tag is fabulous too!


I also received the Wanderlust + Co Infinity Bracelet in Gold. This is perfect for layering arm candy this spring and the $21 price tag can’t be beat! Love!


My favorite piece this month is the House of Harlow 1960 Wren Feather Collar necklace. This price tag on this piece is $94, which is way out of my price range. But I loved styling it! I may ask for it again and save up to buy it!




You can sign up to try Rocks Box for free this month. Simply use the code susanbff169 when you order your box, and your first box will ship for free! I am so glad that I decided to give this subscription a second chance! I created a wish list on their web site so the stylists will be more in tune with my tastes. Be sure to fill out a wish list before you place your order! You can also follow rocks Box on IG and hashtag #wishlist on featured items that you would like to try in your box. As a Shine Insider, you will also receive $10 of Shine Spend each month to use on any pieces you purchase. Hopefully your first box will be a success. The idea of borrowing fun accessories and returning them for new pieces is genius! Here is how you can become a Rocks Box Shine Insider!

1. Become a Shine Insider. Fill out a questionnaire indicating your style preferences .

2. Get 3 Pieces to Wear on Loan. Each piece is hand-selected for you based on your style and specific requests. Wear your pieces as much as you want! Return the pieces you don’t love, wear the ones you do, and then return those for new ones! You can order your first Rocks Box for FREE using the code susanbff169.

3. Return Anytime to Get 3 New Pieces. Return your Rocksbox pieces anytime and as often as you like. Every set has 3 pieces of designer jewelry, worth an average of $200 per set.


Coral, Pink, and Navy!

I was so excited to see this dress in the March Love, Yellow box! They offered free shipping on the March subscription, and I had a bit of birthday money, so it was a no brainer for me. This is my favorite monthly subscription. I am not affiliated with Love, Yellow in any way, I just love the items and want to share them with you.


March’s box included this amazing navy, coral, and pink sun dress. I needed a new dress for spring break, and this one was the perfect fit. After months of below zero temperatures, we headed to Charleston, SC for spring break. I wore my new dress to the church service we attended downtown on Easter Sunday. This was our view while we walked along cobblestone streets to church that morning.



I took a selfie so you could see the detail on the dress a bit better. I loved this tile floor, but I need to work on cropping my photos a little;) Also included in the March box was a fabulous turquoise triangle stone pendant. I will be wearing this all summer!


I love the print of the dress and the criss-cross action in the back is the perfect accent! I topped mine with a denim jacket and a pastel pink cardigan because it was a little breezy, but you can see the detail on Erin below.


If you don’t know Erin, of the Living in Yellow blog, please stop by and visit her! She has great style, just finished remodeling a home worthy of HGTV, and her posts make me laugh out loud.


I am not affiliated with Love, Yellow in any way (although I wish that I was!). I simply love this subscription and love to sharing it with you. This was the December Love, Yellow sweater!



Co-Host Pumps And Push Ups Link Up!



I am so excited to be the ho-host for the Pumps and Push Ups Oh Hey, Girl link up today! The ladies behind the Pumps and Push Ups blog embrace the concept of the fearless female and create posts on topics ranging from style to fitness. They recently opened an on line boutique, aptly named Pumps and Push Ups Collection where they offer affordable, feminine pieces that can be styled many different ways. They offer pre-styled outfits, as well as separate pieces.




I have had my eye on two of the dresses in the Pumps and Push Ups Collection, so I thought it would be fun to style one for this post! This way you can meet the ladies behind the collection, and see one of their latest pieces. I picked up the Pleased To Meet You Shift Dress from the Pumps and Push Ups Collection. It is comfy and has a stretchy fit with 5% spandex. I love the print, and it is one of those pieces that you can just put on and go! It looks great dressed up with wedges, and you can wear it with sandals or sneakers for more casual events.

Be sure to stop by the Pumps and Push Ups blog today and link up your post! I hope you all have a fabulous, fashionable Wednesday!


Spring Gingham With A Pocketful of Polka Dots!

Today I am teaming up with my dear friend Jennie to style spring gingham. Jennie blogs at A PocketFul of Polka Dots. She has amazing, sophisticated style and the cutest hair cut ever! Jennie is parenting teens, loves fashion, and lives in South Carolina, close to the city our family still calls home. We connected immediately, and I look to her for daily style inspiration. Be sure to stop by and say hi to Jennie today!

Jennie styled her gingham with a gorgeous white skirt and topped the look off with yellow pumps! Her look is perfect for work, a spring baby/wedding shower, or a night on the town!

Gingham 1

Gingham 2

Gingham 3

I styled my gingham a bit more casually (go figure). I paired a gingham button down with denim and topped it off with a bright cobalt cardigan. I added a leopard belt for a bit more structure. I am wearing slip on sneakers, but you could add wedges to dress this look up.




Cobalt Cardigan (Maurices – Similar HERE). Green and White Gingham Button Down (Old Navy – Similar HERE). Leopard Belt (Loft – Similar HERE).

Next, I paired the same green gingham top with this black and white sweater from Mindy Mae Boutique. This sweater will be on repeat for every season! They also carry an amazing stock of spring gingham button downs. Add a statement necklace in a pop of color and you are set for spring! This one is from Accessory Jane.




Here are a few of my favorite gingham pieces for spring this season! A gingham handbag is next on my list! Enjoy!

Spring Gingham 2015


Bright Florals For Spring!

Spring has arrived and fingers and toes are calling out for bright, fun colors! Julep has a new Maven subscriber welcome box offer that is perfect for the occasion. Fun brights and a top-notch beauty bonus make up the Spring Brights Welcome Box and it’s free for new Maven subscribers (a $62 value). As a Julep Maven subscriber, you get first access to trend setting colors and top-rated beauty products every month in addition to plenty more perks such as:

Julep Maven is affordable. You get over $40 of full-size products in every box for just $24.99 per month.
Julep Maven is flexible. Once you are a Maven and have paid for your first box, you can skip a month if you need to or you can gift your box to a friend – you have choices.
Julep Maven is the only customizable box of full-size, limited-run nail colors and beauty innovations. That means no surprises, no dupes or colors you don’t like. You can see what is in your box each month and have the option of swapping out colors/products you already have or don’t want.
Mavens get benefits all month long at Julep – like 20% off, free shipping, early access to secret sales and more – imagine what you can save on your shopping!
A Maven subscription is also a great gift for the nail polish and beauty product lover in your life.

Join Julep Maven and get the Spring Brights Welcome Box FREE ($62 value) – just pay $2.99 shipping. Enter the code SUMMERFUN at checkout.

Spring Brights

Now on to bright florals for spring! I have so much fun styling my Stitch Fix pieces. Although I didn’t keep any items from my spring Fix, I still wear the items I kept from all of my other Fixes. Last fall, I received this Adrian Short Sleeve Floral Print Blouse. I have styled it several times over the winter, but it is perfect for warm weather too! I paired it with dark denim and slip on sneakers for a casual look.


My watch is from Wristology. I am so in love with this bold face time piece! I have always shunned watches because they got in my way as a nurse. I am jumping back on the watch bandwagon now! First time purchasers can click here for a 25% off coupon code!


If you want to know more about Stitch Fix, click here. You can e mail me if you have specific questions too. I have received Fixes that I love, and others that were not so great. It is a learning experience proper communication with your stylist is key. I highly recommend this box service! If you use my link, I will receive a credit toward my next Fix. When you sign up, you will receive a referral code to use as well!



Floral Top (Stitch Fix – Similar Linked At Bottom)// Cardigan (Old Navy)// Denim (Gap – Similar HERE)// Slip On Shoes (Old Navy)// Watch (Wristology – Click HERE for 25% off of your first order).

Because my top is no longer available, I created a link with some lovely bold floral pieces! Which one is your favorite? Enjoy!

Bright Florals For Spring!


Styling Wide Leg Pants For Spring!

I purchased a pair of wide leg trousers from Loft a couple of years ago. I love how they fit, but I could never seem to style them properly. I was getting ready to put them in my ThreadUp pile, when I ran across Carrie’s post. Carrie is a fashion blogger at A Lovely Little Wardrobe, and I am proud to call her my friend and my sister in Christ. She has an amazing sense of style and looks great in everything. She styled her wide leg trousers with a simple cardigan and floral scarf.



I had similar these items in my closet, so I decided to try this look myself.






Wide Leg Trousers – Loft (similar linen version HERE). Cardigan – Old Navy (similar version HERE). Scarf – Old Navy (similar version HERE).

I love that this blog forum has given me the opportunity to meet women I would have otherwise never met. I gain style inspiration, grace, and encouragement from my friends here on a daily basis. What a blessing this little blog has been. Thank you Carrie for your fabulous sense of style and your heart for the Lord. Have you tried the wide leg trend for spring? What is your favorite way to style this trend? Have a blessed and sunny day!


Old Navy Spring Dresses And Edith Marie Jewelry Coupon Code!

Happy Monday! I am so excited to share this printed jersey dress from Old Navy today! I picked up this piece for less than $15 during an online sale recently and I could not wait to style it!



Spring in Ohio is typically chilly, and often freezing, so I paired my dress with leggings and topped the look with a light pastel cardigan for added warmth. I know this dress will be perfect with sandals when it warms up a bit too. I added my Diana necklace from Edith Marie Jewelry for a fun pop of color!

I also picked up a red and white striped jersey dress from Old Navy during their 40% off sale. This one is sold out, but you can find a similar one here. I took this dress with me on spring break and wore it here with simple sandals. I added a denim jacket when it cooled down in the evening.



Edith Marie is offering a 20% discount on orders this week for all of my readers! I am a huge fan of her shop, and you can take advantage of this savings to add some fun, colorful pieces to your collection for spring and summer! Simple use the code Susan20 when you check out and the discount will automatically be applied! Thanks Edith Marie!!



Old Navy is killing it with their dress selection this season! Between Lucy and I, we have a nice collection of solids and stripes. I created a collage of some of my favorites for you! I only own one maxi dress, so that is on my wish list for summer. Have you purchased any dresses from Old Navy this spring? Which one is your favorite?

Old Navy Spring 2015

Old Navy white dress

Old Navy shift dress

Old Navy jersey dress

Old Navy dress

Old Navy skater skirt

Old Navy a line dress

Old Navy a line dress

Old Navy black dress

Old Navy blue dress

Old Navy shift dress


Simple Spring Stripes!

Today’s simple striped outfit that just feels perfect for the transition period between snow and spring. We tend to have chilly spring days here in Ohio, so layers are still a must. Everything for today’s post was already hanging in my closet. I simply have never worn the pieces together, so it feels like a new outfit. I am madly in love with these Toms wedges, and am saving to buy the burlap pair which I have linked below. Burlap is the perfect material for spring and summer. I linked similar pieces for everything I have on today, but I imagine you have items like these staples already in your closet, so this look will be super simple for you to put together too. Simply add your favorite statement necklace, or a floral printed scarf, and you have the perfect simple spring striped look!





Denim Jacket (Old From AE – Similar Old Navy Here), Striped Top (Forever 21 Old – Similar Here), Pixie Pants (Old Navy – Similar Here, Wedges (Toms – Similar Color).

I hope you have a blessed, and wonderful spring weekend!


Spring Camo!

I finally picked up the Loft camo pants! I have been coveting them for months, and I picked them up on sale for less than $30. Camo is quickly becoming a neutral print, like leopard. I will be pairing these pants with stripes, polka dots, and pastel colors for spring and summer. I plan to pair them with burgundy, gray, and browns for fall. And these are the most comfortable pair of pants I have ever put on! I wore them all day to Lucy’s dance competition and they felt so comfortable and did not stretch out!

Since this is the first time I have worn my camo pants, I kept it simple with a flowy black top. Now that I am comfortable wearing them, I plan to mix it up a bit next time!





I have linked pieces below to help you create this look for yourself! Happy shopping!

Loft Curvy Skinny Camo Pants (HERE). Top Banana Republic Factory (Similar HERE). Loft Lace Up Sneakers HERE. House of Harlow Necklace – Rocks Box. If you would like to try the Rocks Box subscription for yourself, first time subscribers can use the code susanbff169 and receive your box for FREE!!


Wristology For Spring!

I have been on the hunt for an affordable, chic watch that I can wear every day. I needed one that would coordinate with work outfits and casual everyday wear. Enter Wristology. Wristology was founded in 2012 by Chris and Jennifer when Jennifer had failed to find an affordable, trendy watch for herself. They created one watch design in five colors, cut out the middle man to save on costs, and Wristology was born! They now offer six fabulous designs that can be custom sized to fit your wrist size and they are sold online and in boutiques and jewelry stores all over the country! With prices starting at $30 and a variety of designs and colors, Wristology offers a watch style for everyone!

I purchased the Rachel several months ago and have worn it almost every day. I had it sized to fit my wrist. They provide a sizing chart for you. I followed the guide and mine fits perfectly. It is a service that is worth the extra couple of dollars! I am styling the Rachel here.




I recently added the Olivia in pink/gold to my watch collection (which now consists of two time pieces). This timeless, classic watch will always be on trend. It has a large boyfriend face and twelve crystals marking the hours. The strap is genuine leather, and it is the perfect accessory for a polished spring/summer look. I am saving for the Olivia in black or leopard next.




Wristology is offering you 25% off of your first order! To get your coupon code, click here. You will then be directed to the Wristology site so you can place your order! Which design is your favorite?