Stitch Fix Spring 2014: Part 2!

I recently received my spring Stitch Fix and am so excited to share what was included! On Wednesday, I shared the two items I decided not to keep. If you missed it, you can see that post here. Today, I am sharing the three amazing pieces I kept for my own closet!

My stylist Samantha worked hard to include five items that I would love, and she did an amazing job! I am excited to work with her again for my summer Fix! I am taking all three of these pieces on our spring break, so I will show you how I styled them when we return!

I kept the Ivy Tulip Print Tab Sleeve Blouse. Because, seriously, how could I send back something so fabulous?

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I also asked for a maxi skirt. I received one in my summer 2013 Fix and didn’t keep it. I could have kicked myself. But, I actually like this one even better. I have big plans for this beauty for spring break!!

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I also kept the Kahlo Embroidered Racerback Top. I don’t have anything like this, and I can envision several different ways to wear this top. That is one of the keys to maintaining my shopping budget. Most pieces have to be able to be styled several different ways. this top fits the bill and is just plain ca-ute!!

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I love the style tip cards that were included in my Fix. I keep them in a notebook and refer to them as I am putting outfits together!

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I discovered Stitch Fix via a blog I was following and I hope to share this company with my readers as well. If you have never heard about Stitch Fix, go to their web site and read about it. I will explain the company in a nutshell so you can sign up and begin receiving your fixes ASAP.

1. Go to www.stitchfix.com and register.
2. Fill out the personal style questionnaire. This takes only a few minutes and your answers provide the Stitch Fix stylists with information regarding how to select items for your fix.
3. Sign up for a date to receive your fix. You will receive your fix within a couple of days of the date you select.
4. You will receive five items in your fix. They will include a mix of tops, bottoms, skirts, pants, shorts, and accessories.
5. Try on your fix items. Keep the ones you love and return the ones you do not. You have three days to return the items you do not want to keep.
6. Once you decide what you are keeping, sign on to your Stitch Fix account and complete the short questionnaire regarding your choices. Your answers will help the stylists select what to send in your next fix, regarding styles, sizes, patterns, etc.
7. Pack the items in the prepaid USPS envelope and send it back.

Easy as pie. I have received some items that I adore in my Fixes, and others that I have sent back. However, part of participating in Stitch Fix is the experience. I learn what looks good on me and what I should never put on this body ever again. I learn about styles, patterns, color coordinating and mixing prints. Although a couple of my fix items have missed the mark, I completed my return questionnaire, and the Stitch Fix team sends items I love in my next fix.

One of my favorite things about Stitch Fix is the tag they include with each piece to offer you styling tips. I keep the tags and place them in a folder for reference when styling my outfits.

So, there you have it. That is Stitch Fix in a nutshell. If you choose to sign up for Stitch Fix, you can use my referral code so they will know that I sent you. My referral code is 3042477. I will receive a credit toward my next fix, so thank you! When you sign up, you will also receive a referral code which you may share with your friends and receive your own fix credit. I would love to see what you receive in your fixes. Please share! Stop back on Friday, as I am sharing the items I kept from the Fix!


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Stitch Fix Spring 2014!

I discovered Stitch Fix last spring via another blog. I received two boxes last year, but this is my first for 2014. The last box I received was not my favorite, and I don’t think I kept anything. The items were not my style and the clothing was out of season for my part of the world. I decided to let it go until spring and try again. I am so glad I did!

I was assigned to a new stylist. I sent her an e mail indicating specific items I would love to try in my Fix. I learned that communication is key to receiving items you love in your Fixes. My new stylist, Samantha, and I are a great match. She obviously spent a lot of time selecting my items and really listened to my requests. Thanks Samantha!! I kept three items, which I will share on Friday. Today, I am sharing the two I items I decided not to keep.

My Stitch Fix arrived looking like this:

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I received the Clayton Split-Neck Short Sleeve Blouse. I has seen a similar top on the Stitch Fix blog and requested it in my Fix. It was a gorgeous shade, but simply did not fit properly. Sadly, I sent it back.

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I also decided not to keep the Jazzy French Terry Mesh Detail Drawstring Dress. Although I loved the fit and style of the dress, I have two blue dressed and just can’t justify a third. I would have kept it if it had been another color(: This would be the perfect vacation dress to use for a casual shopping day or dressed up with heels for an evening out.

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I discovered Stitch Fix via a blog I was following and I hope to share this company with my readers as well. If you have never heard about Stitch Fix, go to their web site and read about it. I will explain the company in a nutshell so you can sign up and begin receiving your fixes ASAP.

1. Go to www.stitchfix.com and register.
2. Fill out the personal style questionnaire. This takes only a few minutes and your answers provide the Stitch Fix stylists with information regarding how to select items for your fix.
3. Sign up for a date to receive your fix. You will receive your fix within a couple of days of the date you select.
4. You will receive five items in your fix. They will include a mix of tops, bottoms, skirts, pants, shorts, and accessories.
5. Try on your fix items. Keep the ones you love and return the ones you do not. You have three days to return the items you do not want to keep.
6. Once you decide what you are keeping, sign on to your Stitch Fix account and complete the short questionnaire regarding your choices. Your answers will help the stylists select what to send in your next fix, regarding styles, sizes, patterns, etc.
7. Pack the items in the prepaid USPS envelope and send it back.

Easy as pie. I have received some items that I adore in my Fixes, and others that I have sent back. However, part of participating in Stitch Fix is the experience. I learn what looks good on me and what I should never put on this body ever again. I learn about styles, patterns, color coordinating and mixing prints. Although a couple of my fix items have missed the mark, I completed my return questionnaire, and the Stitch Fix team sends items I love in my next fix.

One of my favorite things about Stitch Fix is the tag they include with each piece to offer you styling tips. I keep the tags and place them in a folder for reference when styling my outfits.

So there you have it. That is Stitch Fix in a nutshell. If you choose to sign up for Stitch Fix, you can use my referral code so they will know that I sent you. My referral code is 3042477. I will receive a credit toward my next fix, so thank you! When you sign up, you will also receive a referral code which you may share with your friends and receive your own fix credit. I would love to see what you receive in your fixes. Please share! Stop back on Friday, as I am sharing the items I kept from the Fix!


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The Oakleigh Rose Shop!

Today’s outfit is one that made me stretch my imagination and step out of my comfort zone. One of the reasons I started this blog was so I could be encouraged to dress in something other than running pants and scrubs. I have been inspired by so many other bloggers and online boutiques, and it has made me realize that getting dressed up is simply good manners. I still wear running pants (a lot) but I make every attempt to put together an outfit that makes me feel better about myself, and may inspire other ladies to do the same.

I follow several boutiques on IG. One of my new favorites is Oakleigh Rose. They are oakleighrosestyle on IG. Oakleigh Rose is owned and operated by the mother/daughter team Annette and Meaghan. They have my dream job…running a boutique with my daughter! Their goal is to provide chic and affordable clothing for women of all shapes and sizes. I was drawn to the photographs of their amazing leggings and sweaters, but I contacted them because of their mission of faith. I love supporting Christian women who are contributing to their families by running businesses. My husband and I know how much work it takes to succeed in business, so I have made it my mission to support as many small business owners as possible.

When I contacted Annette and Meaghan, they immediately responded and sent me a pair of their floral leggings to style. When I opened them, my daughter squealed and promptly claimed them as her own. But, not before I was able to wear them first(:

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You can receive $15 off of your first order of $30 or more at Oakleigh Rose today! Details are at the end of the post. You can also find them on Facebook at oakleighrosestyle. The ladies of Oakleigh Rose describe their boutique in the following way:

Oakleigh Rose began with a lifelong dream of being successful, independent and making a difference in the world.
“I just took a look at your shop and everything is ADORABLE!! I also love that you are a Christian company – businesses who profess their faith in the Lord are businesses I want to support! :) That is awesome! :) :)” – Molly S.

Founded by mother and daughter duo, Annette Blomes and Meaghan Shelton, Oakleigh Rose is an online clothing boutique focused on making other women feel confident in their own skin. We are inspired by the natural beauty of women around the world, looking to feel effortlessly fabulous in any outfit they choose. That is the basis for the clothing we purchase for our store. Pieces that flatter your best features and bring an all-day smile to your fac

We know shopping online can be difficult, but we want it to be an easy process for you. We offer free shipping on every order, (no questions asked) returns and are always available by email and phone. We want you to love shopping with us, so we make it our priority to treat every client with the care we would expect ourselves.
“I’m so glad I ordered the leopard print infinity scarf from Oakleigh Rose. Not only did they ship it the very same day, but they sent confirmation emails with a tracking number right away and when it arrived I couldn’t be happier with the quality of the scarf! I wish I could wear it everyday! Thank you so much!” – Tiffany B.

Wanna know even more? Read the 8 things you may not know about Oakleigh Rose.

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Thank you for the fun Annette and Meghan, and blessings for success with your new business venture!


Susan
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Packing A Spring Break Suitcase!

You may notice that my blog looks a bit different today. There have been a few changes, which will explain my absence for the past few days. Last week, I asked my blog designer, Tiffany, to install a search button. We discovered that my theme did not support a search button and we lost the entire blog. For a while. Tiffany quickly did some research and worked for several days installing a new theme and exporting my blog. It took some work, but she was amazing, as always. I tried not to panic. It is just a little blog, after all. And no one has ever died from losing blog data. But, a big thank you to Tiffany for creating a new look for Charming Lucy and for restoring my little space. Tiffany designs for many popular fashion bloggers – and she designs for me little old me too(: You can find her link at the bottom of my page. She is amazing!

So, on to spring break. We have had the most exhausting, freezing winter that I can remember! Add to the arctic cold and the mounds of snow, a battle with mono and strep and stomach bug, and you have all of the makings for major spring fever! I know that many of you have already taken your spring break trip. We are headed to warmer weather soon too. Thank goodness!!

I am a serial over-packer. My husband has found himself at the airport check in, dragging things out of my suitcase and putting them in his carry on more times than I can count. I pretend to be clueless as to why my suitcase weighs 75 pounds at the airport. I mean, come on…. I didn’t put those eight pairs of shoes in there;) So this year, I am packing more conservatively. I don’t wear half of the stuff I pack anyway. So here are my spring break must-haves:

Spring Break Suitcase!


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Dorothy Perkins cardigan
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1. One maxi skirt. I have big plans for my very first maxi skirt from Stitch Fix! I can’t wait to share them with you when we return!

2. One dress. We typically do not dress up formally on vacation. We like casual and comfortable, but it is nice to have something a bit dressy for shopping or dinner.

3. Two to three pairs of shorts. Old Navy Shorts are my favorites. I am taking one plain pair and one printed pair to mix and match.

4. one to two tank tops. Tanks can be worn alone or paired with a cardigan at night. They can also be dressed up or down.

5. One pair of casual sandals, one pair of dressy sandals, and one pair of flip flops. Sometimes I wear running shoes when we travel, if we plan to hike or bike.

6. Two pairs of earrings and two versatile necklaces – gold and silver for mixing metals.

7. One long sleeved blouse for breezy nights.

8. One small cross body bag for every day, and one tote for the beach.

9. One bathing suit. The maxi will serve as my cover up too!

10. One pair of cropped pants. I am taking my white denim pants, because they match everything and I can wear them shopping or to a nice dinner.

11. One sun hat.

That is it!! Or at least that is what I am telling myself! No more over packing for this girl! What are your spring break must haves? Are you going somewhere sunny or are you planning a stay-cation? Whatever you have planned, I hope that your vacation is sunny and blessed!


Susan
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Spring Fashion Finds for Under $50!

We finally had some temperatures above 30 degrees this week! Lucy is starting to feel a bit better too. She has been battling mono and the dreaded side effects. Whatever side effects come along with mono, my poor baby has had them – all of them. But, thankfully the fog is lifting and we are ready to experience some of this lovely spring weather!! I apologize for taking a while to respond to your comments. All of my energy has been poured into getting my girl well the past couple of weeks. Good riddance to winter!! And the cold weather is not welcome back until after Christmas. Thanks(:

In sticking to my new budget, I have been creating wish lists for clothing and accessory items I would like to have for each season. I typically keep the items on a list for a few days before I purchase anything, and I often end up crossing things I really don’t need, or items that are duplicates, off of my list. I have certainly not been perfect in adhering to the exact budget, but I am shopping with a purpose now and staying as close as possible within my spending limits.

I created a list of spring fashion must-haves that are all under $50! Hello budget friendly pretties! The Target wedges and the mod cloth peplum blouse are at the top of my list. Although it is perfectly acceptable to splurge on an item that you will keep in your closet for a long time, I prefer to stick to less expensive items to add pops of color and fun to my wardrobe. What is on your spring wish list? What items do you splurge on, and what items do you tend to buy for less money? Happy Monday!

SPring Fashion Finds!



Susan
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The Great Etsy Blog Swap!

One of the most fun things about being a blogger is the opportunity to be introduced to ladies whom I would never otherwise meet. In December, I participated in the Great Blogger Christmas Exchange, where I was blessed to meet several other blog buddies. I enjoyed it so much that I signed up for the Great Etsy Blog Swap in March. This exchange was hosted by Megan, who blogs at Rivers and Roads, and Amy, the author of the Taking Steps Home blog. Amy was my swap partner for the Christmas exchange! Today, all of the bloggers who participated are posting about their experiences and sharing what they received.

We were each provided the name of a blogger for whom we were to purchase a gift. We were instructed to browse the recipient’s blog, Etsy account, and Pinterest boards to find out what she loves. Or we could cheat and e mail her and ask what she would like. I spent a great deal of time browsing my swap buddy’s Etsy favorites. Pamela is an Etsy fanatic, like me, and loves vintage items, so I sent her some Lemonade Makin Mama goodies, including gift tags and one of Sasha’s custom made dish towels. If you don’t know my friend Lemonade Makin Mama, you should(: She is a rock star! I am a little jealous of Pamela, because she received such a cool gift;)

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In return, I was partnered with Lauren of the Cornwell Fam blog. She seriously outdid herself. She spent time browsing my blog and IG so she could figure out what I love. She included treats for my fur babies and a Kate Spade necklace for my girl. She gifted some goodies for me too, including a towel from my friend Sasha of Lemonade Makin’ Mama. Great minds;)

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Lauren is an art teacher and made this adorable rooster print for me. It now hangs in my kitchen (which it matches perfectly) so I can see it every day!

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Obviously, the boys enjoyed their treats(:

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If you have never participated in a blog swap, the rules are typically similar for each one. These were the rules for the Great Etsy Blog Swap.

one | not everyone has an etsy favorites link. never fear! they probably have pinterest. check out their pinterest pages to see what their style is, and what kind of things they enjoy. i pin items that are from etsy shops ALL the time, so i have no doubt that you can find your new friend’s fave etsy items via pinterest.

two | i realize that items on etsy can be a little pricey sometimes. it’s because they are coming from hardworking individuals with handmade shops, and they are worth every penny. (we like supporting small businesses!) that being said, our price range is $25, so you’ll have to be creative with your shopping. you may end up only buying one thing from etsy depending on price. or you could find a few smaller, less expensive items to send. this swap is etsy themed, but you are totally welcome to throw in other things once your etsy shopping is done. for example: you favorite brand of lip balm, some sweet smelling lotion, a pack of sharpie pens (my favorite kind!), etc. you get the idea :)

three | really try to get to know your swap partner. if they have a blog, read it! check out their “about me” page. if they don’t have a blog, you have options of twitter, instagram, and again, pinterest, to find out more about them!

four | don’t forget to send a note in your package! everyone loves a handwritten note. be sure to include your contact info so you can stay in touch. we’re all about making new friends :)

five | samantha at elah tree is offereing a ridiculously generous discount in her shop all week for you! 60% off everything! seriously, you don’t want to miss out. i’ve already bought a couple things and can’t wait for them to arrive in tennessee!

six | be sure to have your package mailed out on or before march 17th. thank ya, kindly.


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March Julep Maven Box!

It is Julep Maven time again! I am sort of addicted to the fun and fabulous monthly polish and beauty product subscription box! We live in a small town and have very limited access to beauty products here. Other than drug store goodies – which can be fabulous – I have to drive over an hour to shop for make up and beauty products. So the Julep Maven subscription box is perfectly amazing for me and Lucy!

I was so excited to receive this month’s Riviera Collection! Prior to signing up to be a Julep Maven, I has always stayed true to simple, chic polish colors like pinks and taupes. But this month I tried the Boho Glam Collection and I have officially moved out of the boring polish color rut! These colors are perfect for spring and will look great on any skin tone!

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I received the Julep polish storage box for Christmas, and I have been happily filling it up and organizing my polish stash. Lucy and I store our polishes, as well as our manicure tools and polish remover in this case. It makes it so handy to just grab the case and have of our manicure items in one place.

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To push myself out of my comfort zone, I selected the Boho Glam box this month. I love how Julep packages their mailers. It is wrapped sweetly in foil tissue paper and the items are carefully packaged in coordinating confetti. I have gifted the Julep boxes several times. you can simply select to have your monthly shipment sent to a friend. What a fabulous, affordable, and simple gift to give! I would be thrilled to open this from a friend!

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The Boho Glam box included Elisa, a soft wisteria shimmer. The second polish color in my box this month was Harriet, a guava coral creme. I will be wearing this shade on my toes for spring break!

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My box also included a full sized Julep lip gloss in Graceful. I don’t wear lip stick, but I am a gloss addict. This one went on smooth and silky and has great staying power. They have five shades to choose from, and I selected a neutral pink for spring and summer. This is a product that I will purchase again!

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If you are unfamiliar with the Julep company, let me educate you about this fabulous monthly subscription. Signing up is super easy. Go to the Julep web site and complete your style profile. Each month, Julep Maven subscribers receive a collection of nail polishes, and other beauty accessories, which are hand selected by Julep stylists according to your style profile answers. You decide how often you want to receive the Julep Maven box and you may cancel your subscription at any time. Julep will send you an e mail previewing your upcoming Julep Maven box on the 20th of each month. If you love what they have selected for you, do nothing. If you want to try a new style, skip a shipment, or send the box to a friend, simply submit your request on the Julep website between the 20th and the 24th of the month. The subscription costs $19.99 per month, so it easily fits into my new budget! Julep Mavens also receive a 20% discount on each order they place on the Julep website.

The Julep box makes a great gift for any girl who loves beauty and nail goodies! You can shop for your favorite friend or family member in the comfort of your own home! You can sign up for the Julep Maven monthly subscription box, and have the monthly box shipped directly to someone you love! Gift giving has never been easier!

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The Julep box makes a great gift for any girl who loves beauty and nail goodies! I am stepping out of my comfort zone and trying the Boho box this month! I will be sure to post my new mani!

Julep is offering first time users a free box! Simply send me your e mail address and I will e mail you the link for your own Julep Maven box – for FREE!! If you use my referral code when signing up, I receive points toward my next Maven purchase. You can sign up for your free Julep box by clicking on the Julep link below or on the right side of my blog. Or you can just use my code number 15129345, when you check out. I recently became an ambassador for Julep. I simply love the company and desire to share it with my friends. Why keep a good thing to myself? Once your profile is set up, you will receive your own referral code which you may share with your friends and build up your own Maven points! You can also earn Julep Jules to use toward purchasing your Julep goodies by referring friends who also become Mavens. It is a win-win deal! You may also click below and be directed to the Julep site.

Julep Maven Subscription - first box free

 

Julep Maven Subscription - first box free


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Nautical Friday, a Sew Sara Give Away, and A Charming Link Up!

It’s Friday and April will be here in four short days! Yippee!! Cue the robins and the daffodils! I am praying that spring weather arrives and stays! We have been battling mono and low iron at our house, so it has not been a fun week. When I say we, I mean my sweet Lucy. She has had a rough week and I would be so thankful if you lifted her up in prayer(:

This post is chocked full today, so be sure to read to the end! We have a give away and a link up that you will not want to miss!!

I am Susan from the Charming Lucy blog. Today, I am guest posting for my friend Ginny who is the mastermind behind the blog My New Favorite Outfit. If you don’t know her, you should! I get so many fabulous style tips from Ginny, and she is the Queen of styling a blazer! Ginny and I will be collaborating on a “dress your shape” post in May. You won’t want to miss it! And, on top of that, I just really like Ginny. She is real, honest, and kind. She’s a triple threat – in a great way:)

Today’s outfit inspiration comes from none other than Ginny of My New Favorite Outfit, and my Ohio friend Heather of H&K Style Journey. Heather is another fabulous fashion blogger you should get to know! I am loving colored pants for spring this year. Ginny and Heather provide us with these fabulous ways to style red pants.

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I purchased this striped blazer at Maurices last year and have never worn it! I am not sure why, but I popped it on with my red Loft pants and fell in love! I am a cardigan girl, but will certainly be adding more blazers to my wardrobe soon. I prefer the stretchy type material, so it fits and feels more like a soft sweater. The leopard shoes add a bit of a contrast to the outfit. I may add a belt when I wear this outfit again. Any suggestions on what color belt would look best? I am sorry for the shadows in the photos. The sun was actually out!! So I guess sorry, not sorry:)

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I have been following on Sarah Lennon of Sew Sarah R designs on IG for a quite some time now. You can find her at SEWSARAHR on IG. Her FAcebook name is SewSarahR. Her clutches are my most coveted accessory for spring! I finally purchased one this month, and it coordinates perfectly with my nautical themed outfit today! I will be taking this fabulous clutch with me on spring break, and on our summer trip this year! It is perfect! I am saving up to buy one for football games in the fall, and perhaps a Christmas clutch too!

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You can find Sarah’s clutches on her shop site. You can also view her blog here. Sarah is a clutch maker, teacher, newbie fashion blogger who is on a mission to make the life and style of a Health/PE teacher a little more glamorous. Sarah describes her shop in the following manner:

Welcome! I make all kinds of things for weddings, gifts or any special occasion. I am able to put a personalized label on the inside of the clutch with whatever you would like. Clutches make great bridesmaid gifts, and also make a great holder for a bridesmaid jewelry gift!

If there is something in particular you are looking for that you need for your wedding, let me know and I might be able to make it!

Please note that custom orders may take 2-3 weeks to process. If you need them sooner, email me!

Here are some of my favorite picks from her shop.

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Sarah is generously giving away a Red Sailboat Clutch to one lucky lady today!! I am so excited about this give away! You will absolutely LOVE these clutches!! They are perfect for Mother’s Day gifts, bridesmaid gifts, best friends, daughters, and anyone who loves a fabulous accessory! You may enter the give away using the Rafflecopter below. Feel free to oooh and ahhhh!!

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So what is charming you today my friends? Please share your charming posts today and link up with me to discover what is charming other bloggers this week too! Blessings for a wonderful and warm weekend!



Susan
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The House of Rose Savings Challenge Update! And a Style Me Spring Challenge!

In January, I announced that I would be participating in Mandy’s 52 week savings challenge. Mandy is the mastermind and total sweetheart behind the House of Rose Blog, and she is nothing short of amazing. She and her hubby Jeff are two of the most successful and inspiring bloggers in blog world. They created a 52 week savings challenge for their readers, complete with instructions on how to open your own on- line savings account. They are even going to match the savings for one lucky winner at the end of the year. I opened my account and have started saving at the beginning of 2014! If you started saving with me, you should have more than $100.00 in your account right now. Are you with me?

I am sharing this with you in an attempt to keep myself focused on this goal. In order to boost my savings, I participated in a shopping ban for the month of January and instituted a much needed shopping budget in February. This new budget plan has totally opened my eyes to the unnecessary spending I was participating in. I was reading blogs and thinking that I needed every cute piece of clothing and accessory that every blogger posted. After spending a month shopping my closet, I have a more clear picture of the items that I truly need in my closet. And it certainly is not every cute thing I see!

I am a bit obsessed with this savings challenge and budget system now. I am even saving coins in a piggy bank. I recently rolled more than $50 in coins and added them to my new savings account! This is something that everyone can do!

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I guess that a savings obsession is better than being obsessed with shopping;) My newest goal is to host a garage sale this spring and save that money as well. You can read about, and participate in the savings challenge here.

Are you participating in the savings challenge this year? What are your tips for saving and budgeting your spending money? I would love to hear your savings tips!

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My friend Alison, who blogs at Get Your Pretty On, is hosting a Style Me Spring Challenge this month! If you have not met Alison, you are missing out on one of the most beautiful, down to earth bloggers, on the web. I signed up for this challenge, and wanted to share it with you. I will let Alison describe it in her own words:

It’s called the “Style Me” Spring Challenge and this is how it works. Each person who signs up will get a spring shopping list of eighteen items including accessories, many of which they will already have. Then I will create and send out an outfit a day for three weeks using the pieces on the list. It’s like a season’s worth of virtual styling.

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Sign up is open now through April 3rd at midnight. On April 4th, the shopping list will be released and the daily outfits will start on April 14th.

The details and sign up are here: Get Your Pretty On Style Me Spring Challenge.

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Thanks for the fun Alison! Let me know if you sign up and we can share out outfits! Blessings!


Susan
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Accessorizing A White Tee!

For the past week, I have been offering a variety of tips on how to style a plain white tee. White tees are a staple in my wardrobe, but I grew tired of just pairing them with jeans or colored shorts. Over the past four blog posts, I have styled a white tee for a business casual look, a girls’ night out, and a weekend look. The final installment of this series concludes today with tips on pairing a white tee with a statement necklace.

Statement necklaces are one of the simplest, and most affordable ways to dress up a plain top. I provided options using a v neck, a crew neck, a slouchy tee, and a long sleeved version. Add a fun skirt and peep toes wedges for a night out, or pop on some colored denim and your Chuck Taylors for a weekend look.

I hope you enjoyed this series as much as I did. I may incorporate this type of series more frequently as a way to shop my closet for spring and summer. How do you style your plain white tee? I would love to hear your feedback! Have a blessed week!

White Tee With Necklace


Mint Velvet long sleeve top
$48 - houseoffraser.co.uk

Mango short sleeve v neck tee
$33 - johnlewis.com

White Stuff scoop neck tee
$33 - houseoffraser.co.uk

Fossil necklace
fossil.com


Susan
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