Boots + Leggings Bundle for $29.95! {Today Only}

I have included affiliate links below. When you purchase through these links, I may receive a small commission. Thank you for supporting this site and our sponsorship of our Compassion child, Samson!

Let’s just cut to the chase: it’s cold outside. Today’s Fashion Friday deal is perfect for warming up! And the price is sure to cheer you up as well!

IMAGE: Fashion Friday- Boot & Legging Combo- $29.95 & FREE SHIPPING w/ Code COMBO

Today only, Cents of Style is offering these amazing black moto boots and a pair of fleece-lined leggings for just $29.95 with free shipping when you use the code COMBO at checkout!

Back of Boots Bundle

The boots are a black distressed ankle boot with a zipper up the back. They fit a half size big, so if you wear an 8, buy a 7.5! The leggings are a textured cable knit, in a solid color with fleece lining! They come in 10 colors and are one size fits most {size 0-12}

Boots Leggings Bundle

To get this dealadd a pair of the leggings of your choice and the boot size of your choice to the cart. Enter the coupon code COMBO at checkout and the price will drop to $29.95! Grab it before your size sells out – the deal ends tonight! This deal cannot be combined with any other offer and is while supplies last. 

A few other fashion sales of note this weekend: 

  • J. Crew Factory – 40%-60% off everything, no code necessary {ends 11/18/14}
  • Madewell – extra 25% off all sale styles with code FALLBACK {ends 11/17/14}
  • Old Navy – 25% off with code SAVEMORE, 30% off when you spend $75+, 35% off when you spend $100+ {ends 11/15/14}
  • GAP – 30% off with code HAPPY, free shipping on orders of $50 or more {ends 11/14/14}

 

Which leggings colors are grabbing your attention? I’m a big fan of the dark green and red!

 

 

 

The Ultimate Guide to Brain Breaks eBook

3 Tips for Shopping Online Boutiques

Some of my favorite clothing items are from online shops + boutiques. I love the variety, the prices are usually great, and I end up with some wonderfully unique items I wouldn’t have found anywhere else!

Online boutiques are fun, but they can also be a little tricky. Items sell out fast and by the time I’ve shared a shirt I love with you, it’s already gone! Like this shirt from Layla’s Shop

Such a super fun shirt, mixing stripes and leopard print, but it’s already sold out! And that’s what can happen with these popular online boutiques.

Never fear! I have some tips today for successful shopping online and ways to score some great deals in the process!

Shopping Online Boutiques

Follow the boutiques on social media

Shops like Layla’s Shop and Evy’s Tree have struck social media gold by establishing a big following on Instagram. This is where they preview items, offer pre-sales, post flash sales, and more. If you want to be the first to know about a new item or a great sale, follow your favorite boutiques where they are active. If they post discount codes on Facebook occasionally, make sure you’re seeing their posts on Facebook! If they announce pre-order items on Instagram, follow them on Instagram! Social media has allowed me to snag some of my favorite items and the best sales – do your research and connect with your favorite shops online!

FullSizeRender

Take advantage of pre-orders

When Evy’s Tree announces a new hoodie for sale, it is usually a pre-order and available at a big discount during the pre-order period. That’s how I grabbed that Diana wrap I’m wearing in the picture above…and now it’s pretty much sold out. If you like the item when it is offered for pre-order, BUY IT. This almost always guarantees a lower price AND it guarantees you will actually get the item you want!

Grab it quick if you like it

I know I kind of mentioned this in the last point, but with online shops, if you like that shirt or necklace and it fits in your wardrobe, then grab it before it is gone! With online boutiques, most items are very limited and won’t be offered again once they sell out. Yes, you’re running the risk of something not fitting right and having to send it back because you are ordering online, but in my experience, these boutiques want to create loyal customers, so they will often do whatever they can to make sure you are happy with your experience.

My favorite online boutiques

I’m not sure if all of these technically call themselves “boutiques,” but they are definitely unique clothing shops that function in the manner I’ve outlined above – limited quantities of unique pieces, pre-orders, great sales, wonderful people. I’ve worked with the owners of many of these companies and own several items from them, so I feel confident in recommending them to you!

Your turn! Tell me about your favorite online boutiques and how you grab their best deals!

 

*I’m also linking this up to What I Wore Wednesday at The Pleated Poppy since I wore both of these outfits this week!

The Ultimate Guide to Brain Breaks eBook

Show Some State Love: 50% Off All Weekend!

I have included affiliate links below. When you purchase through these links, I may receive a small commission. Thank you for supporting this site and our sponsorship of our Compassion child, Samson!

I love wearing clothing and jewelry that represent who I am and what I love, so today’s Cents of Style Fashion Friday deal is SUPER fun and it will last all weekend!

IMAGE: Fashion Friday- 11/7/14- Exclusive State Items- 50% off & FREE SHIPPING w/ Code NATIVE

You’ve seen their custom state necklaces before, but this weekend, all of their exclusive state items are on sale for 50% off! Use the code NATIVE at checkout to get 50% off and free shipping on all these fun pieces!

IMAGE: Fashion Friday- 11/7/14- Exclusive State Items- 50% off & FREE SHIPPING w/ Code NATIVE

That means those wonderful state necklaces are just $12.47 all weekend long! I absolutely love my Nebraska one and will always treasure it because it has been my home for 15 years!

IMAGE: Fashion Friday- 11/7/14- Exclusive State Items- 50% off & FREE SHIPPING w/ Code NATIVE

Now included in their exclusive state items are these ADORABLE “Native” shirts, available in all fifty states!

South_Dakota_39fa1a85-2d09-4fb2-b80f-e2f9f1bbdd6c

I think I’m going to have to snag one of my home state because we’re moving back there next summer! The shirts are just $19.97 this weekend only!

IMAGE: Fashion Friday- 11/7/14- Exclusive State Items- 50% off & FREE SHIPPING w/ Code NATIVE

And the pillow covers! How cute are they?! No matter where your home is now, you can show your native state some love with these fabulous state pillow covers for just $12.47!

IMAGE: Fashion Friday- 11/7/14- Exclusive State Items- 50% off & FREE SHIPPING w/ Code NATIVE

You can also carry your state love with you with the state tote bags! At $12.47 this weekend, these would make a fun gift for Christmas this year!

Remember to use the code NATIVE all weekend to get 50% off all of these awesome state items! Stock up on gifts now that will mean so much to those who love their native states! Now I have some shopping to do…

What is your native state? Which one these would be your favorite way to show that state some love?

The Ultimate Guide to Brain Breaks eBook

What I Wore

I have included affiliate links below. When you purchase through these links, I may receive a small commission. Thank you for supporting this site and our sponsorship of our Compassion child, Samson!

I’m back for another installment of What I Wore {linking up with The Pleated Poppy}, sharing a few of my outfits from the past week and having some girly fashion fun with all of you! I have mostly stuck to my capsule wardrobe, but a couple new things have been added to the mix, as I anticipated would happen. I also removed a thing or two from my original capsule because I just wasn’t wearing them!

Here’s a sampling from the week…

What I Wore 11-5 1

This is my new favorite outfit because I’m obsessed with the striped shirt and the cargo vest {use code SFB102314 to get extra 30% off + free shipping} was something I had been searching for a long time! The Genet scarf from fashionABLE is one of my absolute faves, and the boots – oh how I adore these boots. I wrote about them on the Lane Boots blog yesterday – go check it out!

What i Wore 11-5 2

Evy’s Tree Josie hoodie, Elegantees Evelyn tee in Plum, Wild Obedience necklace from Declare Conference

My game day uniform: Huskers tee, Evy’s Tree Black Emma Ruffle hoodie, slightly wide-leg jeans, Converse All-Stars, messy bun

Voting on Election Day in my denim shirt, maxi skirt, new fair trade chevron necklace from Mata Traders, and my Brynnda bag from Better Life Bags!

And while we’re on the topic of fashion, I have a one-day only sale to share with you! {If you’re reading this in your email on Thursday, I’m sorry – Wednesday only!}

coccoonSS

Cents of Style has cute, cozy cocoon cardigans as their Style Steal of the day for just $18.95 + free shipping! There are NINE colors available for you to stay warm and look stylish in this fall!

cardigan_colors_large

Once this sale is gone, the cardigans are gone as well, so grab yours today! No special code necessary – just head over to the Style Steals page to get yours!

Any fun new fashion finds for you this fall?

 

 

The Ultimate Guide to Brain Breaks eBook

Janji Projects: Runners Crowdfunding Clean Water!

I just love when two of my passions collide!

Today, we’re talking about running and clothing companies who use your purchases to make a difference. Let me introduce you to Janji

Janji logo

The co-founders of Janji are runners with a desire to help bring safe drinking water to people all over the world. Runners and water are a natural combination, so Janji exists to do something with that connection. That “something” is running gear that makes a difference…

Through Janji’s high performance apparel, runners fund solutions and raise awareness for the global water crisis in a lasting and meaningful way. Rather than racing for a cause on just one day, Janji lets runners give back through their everyday training.

The Hubby and I each have a Janji shirt and we love them! We wear them all the time, even when not running!

Janji tee

Besides being awesome because it is green {my FAVORITE color}, this women’s Kenya Acacia running shirt provides one year of clean water for a person in Kenya through Water.org! The Hubby wears the men’s Janji logo short-sleeve running shirt, which provides one week of clean water for a family in the United States!

Janji has short and long-sleeve running tees, tanks, shorts, capris, and tights, all which benefit a clean water project somewhere in the world! And today, they are launching something new!

Janji Projects is a new crowdfunded giving platform which allows runners to preorder a design from a country and, if the design is 100% backed, supporters fully fund the construction of a water point that gives 350 people access to clean water for life.

The first Janji Project launches TODAY! It will be the Uganda Run for Another shirt. Made of a silky performance blend of polyester and rayon, the shirt takes inspiration from Ugandan basket weaving.

Janji Campaign.Shirt.W Janji men's shirt

The Project functions much like a KickStarter campaign and lasts a maximum of seven days. If the shirt is 100% funded, production for the design project begins immediately while parallel construction of the water point launches. The waterpoint will give 350 rural Ugandans access to clean water.

Janji campaign.banner.5

I just love everything about Janji Projects and I hope you will jump on board to pre-order your Uganda shirt today to get this first water point funded!

Which piece of Janji running gear is your favorite?

 

 

The Ultimate Guide to Brain Breaks eBook

What I Wore: Symbology

I received the top mentioned in this post for review. I have included affiliate links below. When you purchase through these links, I may receive a small commission. Thank you for supporting this site and our sponsorship of our Compassion child, Samson!

Fair trade accessories have been a staple for me for a while and they are not too hard to find these days. But fair trade clothing was elusive to me until recently. And it was worth the wait because I am discovering some great pieces for my capsule wardrobe that also support the artists who made them in a fair way!

Before I show you my new favorite tunic, I need you to know something: I love elephants. Ok, now you are prepared for this awesome…

WIWW Elephantspaired with GAP mint skinny cords and wild copper Tieks 

This Kissing Elephants Tunic is from Symbology Clothing, a company who employs marginalized artisans, with a special focus on women, and preserves traditional artforms threatened by globalization.

WIWW Elephants 3

I love this top for so many reasons. First of all, the elephants. Of course. The length of the tunic is perfect to cover my rear end and the length of the sleeves can be adjusted with the button cuffs! The fabric is lightweight and super comfortable. And I love the cut of the neckline. This tunic could be dressed up for a date night or bundled up for fall frolicking with your kids!

WIWW Elephants 2

paired with comfy skinnies, burgundy combat boots,  fashionABLE scarf – and wind!

Symbology has SO many cute tops, dress, kimonos, skirts, and more! Through Sunday, October 19th, you can get 10% off your Symbology order with the code HOMEWITHSYMBOLOGY {all caps} at checkout!

Coupon_Symbology_101014

In case you were wondering, YES, I did wear the same top twice in the last week. That’s how much I love it. And I know you’ll love Symbology – the mission, the design, the prints – just as much as I do!

What are you loving from Symbology? A top? Dress? Skirt?

linking up with What I Wore Wednesday at The Pleated Poppy

 

The Ultimate Guide to Brain Breaks eBook

What I Wore: Fall Capsule Wardrobe {Vol. 1}

I have included affiliate links below. When you purchase through these links, I may receive a small commission. Thank you for supporting this site and our sponsorship of our Compassion child, Samson!

This fall capsule wardrobe thing has me back in the swing of What I Wore Wednesday! It’s been a few weeks since I committed to my capsule wardrobe and I am still loving it! I have not felt limited for outfit choices at all. I am dying for fall weather to kick in full throttle so I can start layering more!

Here’s what I wore in the past few weeks from my capsule wardrobe…

WIWW 10:8 1

striped tunic – H&M, white jeans – Target, flats – The Root Collective, necklace – Charming Charlie’s

WIWW 10:8 2

grey tee – Old Navy, skinny jeans – Target, grey ankle boots – Steve Madden, Genet scarf – fashionABLE {available for a limited time through Kickstarter right now!}, Mamuye tote – fashionABLE

black drape tank – Everlane, Josie hoodie – Evy’s Tree, red jeans – Target, Tierdrop necklace – Noonday Collection, Willow boots – Lane Boots

WIWW 10:8 4

navy u-neck tee – Everlane, vest – made from fashionABLE scarf, jeans – Ann Taylor {thrifted}, flats – The Root Collective, sunglasses – H&M

Packers tee – Target, Packers hat – Scheels…and the PACKERS WIN!

WIWW 10:8 6

Brooke tunic + infinity scarf – Evy’s Tree, black leggings – Target, moccasin boots – Minnetonka

white tee + black maxi – GAP, scarf – fashionABLE, wild copper ballet flats – Tieks

be kind to you tee – Revelation Wellness, white jeans – Target, necklace – The Root Collective, denim stripe TOMS

That last tee is a new addition to the capsule and I have just a couple more to introduce to you next week! One of the advantages of this capsule wardrobe thing is how it has curbed my impulse shopping. While I was in Nashville, we spent an afternoon at a mall and I didn’t even feel tempted to buy any clothes! I did snag some new sunglasses, but that’s it! I love that I have a well-thought-out plan for the season to save me money, time, and space!

So what have you been wearing lately? Any new fall favorites? Have you taken the capsule wardrobe plunge?!

 

Linking up with The Pleated Poppy’s What I Wore Wednesday!

The Ultimate Guide to Brain Breaks eBook

Fall Capsule Wardrobe: The Shoes

I have included affiliate links below. When you purchase through these links, I may receive a small commission. Thank you for supporting this site and our sponsorship of our Compassion child, Samson!

Last week I revealed the clothing pieces I chose for my fall capsule wardrobe, but today I wanted to talk about shoes. I did not include shoes in my capsule wardrobe, but I am trying to narrow down the shoes I own and wear this fall to see how I can simplify my closet even more!

Fall shoes are the best. I’m not a huge fan of sandals and flip flops. Boots and cute flats are my jam. I’ve tried a lot of both over the years and today I’m playing favorites and telling you all about them!

FALL CAPSULE Shoes

Flats

Root Collective Ballet Flats – My favorite flats because they are cute, comfy, and they make a difference! I have an emerald green pair and a pink striped peep toe pair – they are my go-to pops of color for any outfit! I love knowing who made my shoes and that my purchase is supporting him and his family.

Wild Copper Tieks – I’m warning you: the price tag is high, but so is the quality and versatility of Tieks ballet flats. I chose the Wild Copper pair precisely because of the versatility and they have not let me down one bit! Traveling with them is the best because they fold up into a tiny little bag and match just about every outfit I could pack. Tieks also has a foundation which contributes to women entrepreneurs around the world through Kiva.

TOMS – These are my more casual flat option and you can get basically any color, fabric, or texture your heart could desire! This fall, I chose two neutrals from the TOMS + Zulily sale – a denim stripe and a black pinstripe. My grey pair from so many years ago was starting to look quite distressed!

Boots

Willow Lane Boots – These boots are getting their own post because they are so amazing, but let me just say it is worth the money to invest in a real pair of cowboy boots that are high quality and make you feel confident. These boots are just those kind of boots. I have never in my life had so many compliments on one pair of shoes!

Minnetonka moccasin boots – Basically, these are slippers that are acceptable to wear in public. And they have a sturdy sole on them. And I adore them.

Grey ankle boots – Grey is hot this fall. Ankle boots are hot this fall. Grey ankle boots for the win.

Riding boots – I’ve have had a black and a brown pair of riding boots for a while now and they will never go out of style because they are so classic. My black pair is from Lands’ End {similar} and my brown pair is from Target {similar}, so you can find riding boots for any budget!

Burgundy combat boots – This was a fun new addition at the end of last winter when boots were on clearance. So far, I love them with leggings and tunics! I’m still experimenting!

Other

Keens – I have two pairs of Keens and they are the sturdiest, most comfortable shoes I own! I’ve had my red shoe pair for years and they just get more comfortable every year. The best part is they haven’t lost any support in the arch over time. This year, I finally snagged a pair of Keen sandals and they are perfect for the warmer fall days, you know when summer tries to sneak her way back in. Keens are a must for this mom of active boys!

Rain boots – As I write this, we’ve had a few rainy days in a row and I love it! And my yellow rain boots make rainy days even better. Rain boots are also great for trips to the pumpkin patch or apple orchard because they can be easily cleaned off after you trek through the dirt to get that perfect gourd! There are lots of fun rain boots, but I love my Lands’ End pair! Unfortunately, they don’t make them anymore, but they are very similar to the classic Hunter Wellies.

Who shares my love for fall shoes? What are your favorites this season?

 

The Ultimate Guide to Brain Breaks eBook

Fall Capsule Wardrobe: The Pieces

I have included affiliate links below. When you purchase through these links, I may receive a small commission. Thank you for supporting this site and our sponsorship of our Compassion child, Samson!

Did I build up this capsule wardrobe reveal enough?!

Seriously. I’m no fashion expert. I’m a mom who doesn’t want to look frumpy as I go about my boy-raising life. I thought I would share my fall capsule wardrobe process and pieces because I think a lot of you are moms like me – not a huge clothing budget, wanting to look stylish but also be comfortable, needing easy ideas for looking put together, wanting to SIMPLIFY.

If you’re new here, you can read my fall capsule wardrobe lead-up posts here:

About my fall capsule wardrobe: I have 37 pieces on my list right now. It does not include shoes, accessories, workout clothes, pajamas, or undergarments. There is no hard-and-fast rule about the number of pieces in a capsule. Some people include shoes, some don’t. I have my number at 37 right now and will cap it at 40. I’m giving myself that wiggle room in case I realize I forgot something!

Fall Capsule Pieces

Here’s my current list and I will update it if necessary… 

Tops

Bottoms

  • black skinnies {Target}
  • denim skinnies {Levi’s}
  • white jeans {Target}
  • black maxi {GAP}
  • comfy skinnies {similar}
  • mint skinny cords {J. Crew}
  • red jeans {Target}
  • wide leg jeans {Ann Taylor – thrifted}
  • knee-length skirt {hand-me-down}

Dresses

Outerwear/Miscellaneous

A few notes on this fall capsule wardrobe: Of course, I had to include a couple game day shirts! There are a few pieces in the “tops” section that I am considering swapping out, but I’ll give them a try for a few weeks first! And as soon as I had this list finalized and I started dressing from it, the weather warmed up again! Ugh! I have a pair of shorts on standby to use when needed, but otherwise I’m sticking to this list through the middle of December!

I didn’t include pictures of every item because I will be showing you them in outfits as the weeks roll on! If you follow me Instagram, you may have seen a few already, and I’ll keep posting outfits several times a week over there!

What pieces on this list would be in your fall capsule wardrobe?

 

The Ultimate Guide to Brain Breaks eBook

Fashion Friday Game Day Style – 55% Off!

I have included affiliate links below. When you purchase through these links, I may receive a small commission. Thank you for supporting this site and our sponsorship of our Compassion child, Samson! I was also given this necklace to review!

Game day + Fashion Friday is a combo I can DEFINITELY get behind! I love my sports and I love fashion, so today’s deal from Cents of Style is right up my alley! And there are five different items to choose from to support your favorite team on game day!

Fashion Friday- 9/19/14- Game Day Accessories 55% off & FREE SHIPPING with Code GAMEDAY

 

All five items are less than $15 shipped, with some less than $9 shipped! Use the code GAMEDAY to get 55% off at checkout and free shipping! You can choose from a GAME DAY graphic tee, a long beaded necklace, a short beaded necklace, a jersey infinity scarf, and a knit head wrap!

Fashion Friday- 9/19/14- Game Day Accessories 55% off & FREE SHIPPING with Code GAMEDAY

 

The long beaded necklaces are probably my favorite item of the day! They have red + white to support my Huskers and green + yellow to support my Packers! And they are stylish enough to wear any day of the week!

Fashion Friday- 9/19/14- Game Day Accessories 55% off & FREE SHIPPING with Code GAMEDAY

 

The GAME DAY shirt is neutral enough to wear for any sporting event and when you pair it with the short beaded necklace available in all the colors below and many more, you’ll be ready to look cute cheering on your favorite team!

Fashion Friday- 9/19/14- Game Day Accessories 55% off & FREE SHIPPING with Code GAMEDAY

 

The jersey infinity scarves are perfect for the fall nights out at football games! I love the style and colors!

Fashion Friday- 9/19/14- 55% off Game Day Accessories with Code GAMEDAY

 

And once the weather cools off, about mid-season, I’m going to want these fun ear warmers in my team colors! It gets COLD at night out at the field!

Fashion Friday- 9/19/14- Game Day Accessories 55% off & FREE SHIPPING with Code GAMEDAY

 

Watch later today for some pictures of my game day style when I update this post, but don’t wait to get your game day accessories at 55% off with the code GAMEDAY at checkout!

Which colors will you be buying to support your team?

The Ultimate Guide to Brain Breaks eBook