Cranberry & Jewels

Jacket: Caralase c/o similar   /   Tunic: Nordstrom similar  /   Jeans: Hudson   /   Shoes: Francesca's   /   Necklace, Earrings & Bracelet: Rocksbox c/o {use code 'styledblondexoxo' to get a free month!}  /   Watch: Kate Spade   /   Bag: Dolce Vita c/o similar

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Please excuse my absence from posting this past week! If you don't already know, I am a cheer coach. I'm lucky enough to work with a pretty elite group of girls & they compete at Nationals every year at the end of January. This means that pretty much my entire month is shot. I have little time to shop. Not much time to workout. Late nights of practicing. Weekend showings. ...You get the picture. It definitely consumes a lot of my life this time of year! Hopefully it all pays off next weekend in Dallas! :)

I feel like I have been gone so long that I have a lot of new goodies to share with you! First of all, this printed jacket from Caralase is just fabulous. I am cold pretty much everywhere I go so it gives me a good reason to leave my jacket on! And what better pop of color against that black and white than a gorgeous cranberry bag? I mean, I can't stop carrying it! It's proven to be the perfect size and the color just goes perfect with my entire wardrobe.

I've saved the best for last! Rocksbox. If you haven't met them yet, let me be the first to introduce you! It's essentially a jewelry rental. You sign up, describe to them what kind of jewelry you like & wear most, and they send you three pieces of designer jewelry {I'm talking Gorjana, House of Harlow, etc.}. You can keep it for as long as you want or mail it back to get new goodies! And if you just fall in love with something, you can buy it at their discounted rate. Your membership is only $19/month BUT you can get a whole month FREE with code 'styledblondexoxo' :) I got my first box & it included the stud earrings, statement necklace, and bangle in my outfit! They hit my style right on the head. Why not give it a try? You'll thank me when you open your mailbox. Promise.

Happy Tuesday!

Monday Must-Haves

Happy Monday!
I am never really ready for the week to start but shopping sure makes it a bit easier ;) I rounded up a few of my current favorites.. Most of which are already in my closet! You will see several of these pieces styled over on my Instagram. I picked items that I wear all the time or things that would go with everything. I love having those "go-to" staples in my closet that I can put on when I stumble out of bed in the morning & still count on the fact that it will look good!

I just stumbled across these boots and oh. em. gee. I seriously love the color & the details! Also, I recently ordered this clutch but it is on back order for several weeks. Boo! I'm sure the wait will be worth it though! I recently raved about this sweater & told you how much I loved this cardigan. Such stellar prices too! A plaid blanket scarf for $9? Yes, please! This Kate Spade watch is currently 40% off too! I wear mine daily & love it stacked with other pretty jewels. Lastly, get this popular J.Crew Factory vest for $32! {use code 'hello'} 
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Flared Skirt + Polka Dot Tights {Fancy Friday}

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Let me just be the first to say HAPPY FRI-YAY!!! 
I'm ready to celebrate the end of this week with a pretty skirt & a trip to sushi happy hour! I am in love with this flared skirt from J.Crew Factory. I like pencil skirts but they can sure feel restricting after a few hours. However, this style lets your legs move around a little more and is a bit more "freeing." :) They have a few color options and I am thinking about picking one up while they are on sale! 

Remember yesterday when I said I like white sweaters? Exhibit B y'all. I've still got a stack that's clean too. 

Today I am showing off a few more of my favorite Christmas gifts! These v-cut booties from my mother are to die for. I love this style & have started to see them in stores more & more. I'm so glad I finally got myself a pair! One of my sweet cheerleaders gave me this fun bracelet & my sis-n-law found this herringbone clutch that is just perfection. Thanks guys!!

Pour yourself a big ol' cup of coffee, Diet Coke, or lemon water.. Whatever floats your boat.. & Have a wonderful Friday!!

Turtleneck Tunic {Sheinside}

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I'm back with another fabulous sweater from Sheinside to share with you gals today! It's thick, it's a turtleneck, & it's a tunic! I am yet again impressed with the quality of clothing I get from Sheinside for such great pricing! {This sweater is $27!} It is perfect to throw on with any color of leggings and is super cozy for staying warm on these winter days. I actually wore this sweater on New Years Eve with leggings and fun socks :) It is a "one size" sweater but I do think that it could work on lots of shapes and sizes. It was plenty loose on me and I think anyone XS-L could get away with wearing it. {I am 5'7" for length reference} I don't know what it is about white sweaters but I seem to rapidly be collecting them this year! I've linked a few other great white sweaters from Sheinside below!

I seriously cannot believe it is finally Thursday. After weeks out of school, it has been tough throwing myself back into long days at school, practice, & games. I am counting down the hours until this weekend! Who's with me?

Have a blessed day pretty girls!

Dressing for Yourself

J.Crew Factory Chambray   /   JCPenny Sweater {similar}   /   Zara Blanket Scarf {other options below- this one under $9!}   /   similar Distressed Denim   /   similar Boot Socks   /   similar Tory Burch Riding Boots   /   similar Michael Kors Crossbody   /   Kendra Scott Druzy Necklace   /   similar Kate Spade Watch {now 40% off!!}

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Remember yesterday when I said I love layers? Well this is my ideal layered outfit that's perfect for just about any occasion. Chambray & sweatshirt layered. Chunky scarf. Riding boots & socks. Distressed jeans. Functional cross body bag. & Pretty jewels. I feel like this is very "me." And who doesn't feel good in an outfit that just feels right on their body? I am all for dressing for yourself & what makes you happy!

Another thing I love about this outfit are some of the sweet gifts that I got over the holidays! My lovely aunt gifted me this cozy sweatshirt & I scored this bag & socks from some of my cheerleaders! Aren't they just the best?? :)

Well I hope that whatever you are wearing today makes you feel as good & confident and makes you smile... Because life is too short to wear an outfit you don't like! 

Snow Leopard & Stripes

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If you follow me on Instagram, you caught an early glimpse of this look that I wore! My sweet husband picked out this snow leopard skirt all on his own for Christmas! I trained him well ;) Of course I couldn't just leave the outfit with one print so I threw in stripes for some print mixing. I kept the rest of this outfit pretty simple with a few jewels, black tights, & wedge booties! 

I know it is hard to believe, but warmer months will be here soon. With below freezing temps in Oklahoma, it is hard to fathom warm sunny days! However, retailers will soon be clearancing out heavy winter pieces like coats & sweaters to make room for short sleeves & shorts.  Now is the time to shop for those winter pieces & get incredible steals & deals! I often will buy basic pieces like pea coats & sweaters to put back for next year. Keep an eye out here & my Facebook page where I will be posting some of those great deals as I come across them!

Speaking of warmer months... Fun fact about me? I despise cold weather & crave hot sunny days. BUT I would much rather dress for cooler temps with layers, boots & pants as oppose to shorts and sandals. Call me weird. It won't be the first time :) 

Happy Tuesday!