Spring Essentials that Won’t Break the Bank

It’s time to update your wardrobe for spring! Sharing a few picks that are neutral enough to mix and match and incorporate into your wardrobe. These pieces are affordable, making spring shopping effortless and something that won’t break the bank!

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Essential Little T-shirt Dress & 5 Ways to Wear It

T-Shirt Dress // Quilted Slip On Shoes // Tote Bag

Yesterday was the FIRST day we had sunshine in some time. It was a nice reminder that spring is FINALLY just around the corner. This has been the longest winter ever with more snow than we have had in a long time. I am ready to trade my layers and winter boots for sandals and dresses!

Speaking of dresses, I found the essential little t-shirt dress when shopping for spring pieces. A good t-shirt dress is one of my spring and summer staples. Not only are they comfortable but they are easy to transition from chilly spring days to a hot summer night. As a teacher, a t-shirt dress is also a MUST for the comfort and ease it offers.

This little striped number from Ellen DeGeneres’ EV1 Collection at Walmart is a perfect piece to take from the classroom to the weekend and is so versatile (see all the ways to style it below). It has just the right amount of stretch and is SO comfy! I love the length, which isn’t too short for work and is just long enough to knot the hem…a trend I love! The subtle heart patch on the front adds a sweet, unique touch. The whole EV1 collection at Walmart is SO cute. Easy pieces to mix, match and layer with fun prints that pop for spring!

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A few more ways to style this little striped t-shirt dress..

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Shopbop Spring Sale 2019

One of the best sales of the year is here!! The Shopbop Buy More, Save More event! I look forward to this sale every year as it is always the time I stock up on new spring goodies. It’s the perfect time of year to stock up on designer goodies or new pieces for the upcoming season. Every year, I scour the website finding the best pieces to update my wardrobe with. I usually invest in items I know I will get a ton of wear out of, and previous years sale picks are still some of my most worn items!

What am I planning on snagging this year? A new swimsuit or two, a fun summer bag, some espadrilles and a few new accessories. This is the BEST time to get that designer piece you’ve been eyeing, or pick up a great new pair of denim, my favorite thing to buy during the sale!

Check out a few of my favorite sale picks below (a few of which are currently on their way to me), and some of my closet staples (my all time fave denim shorts are part of the sale!).

Happy shopping babes!!

L*SPACE Jumper // BaubleBar Earrings // Karen Walker Sunglasses // KAANAS Bag //

One Piece Swimsuits // Espadrilles // Hoop Earrings // Straw Bag // MINKPINK Jumpsuit //

SUNDRESS Mini // JOA Mini Dress // BB Dakota Shorts // Slide Sandals

Amazon Try On Haul – Finds Under $35

This weekend, I shared my first Amazon Haul via stories. This was a highly requested try on…who knew Amazon had so many amazing pieces?! All of them Amazon items I am sharing below are under $35. Most of these pieces are closet staples and can be worn year round. Stay tuned for another Amazon Haul coming your way soon! In the meantime, check out the try on haul on my stories if you missed it! It’s saved under TRY ONS.

Sweater // Bralette // Jeans // Slip on Sneakers, more animal print sneakers here

Sweater (Size: Small // Color: Lilac Grey // Price: $26): This sweater is perfectly oversized and one you will want to wear year round! It does run big, I am wearing a size small. This cutie looks great on or off the shoulder and is the perfect weight to wear into spring and summer!

Lace Bralette (Size: Small // Color: White // Price:$12.50):  I love a good bralette and this one is such a steal! At under $13, this piece is high quality and feels like it should be more expensive than it is. The lace on this bralette is SO pretty. I love that it has thicker straps too, making for the prettiest pop peeking underneath my tops.  The cups are padded, which was a nice surprise as many of my bralettes are not. This one comes in a bunch of colors and I will definitely be picking it up in a few more!

Bralette // Button Henley // Jeans

Button Henley (Size: Small // Color: Beige // Size: $25): I bought a few henley’s (see below), but this one was by far my favorite. I love the relaxed fit and that it’s a bit oversized. I ordered the beige color, but it definitely has a blush undertone which I LOVE!

Sweater // Jeans // Booties

Off the Shoulder Sweater (Size: S/M // Color: Khaki // Price: $27): This off the shoulder sweater is very oversized. I’m wearing the smallest size and it’s definitely on the larger side. However, I don’t mind and really love the oversized, slouchy fit! This is one that can be worn untucked or tucked in. If you are on the shorter side, this might even be worn as an off the shoulder sweater dress and would be so cute paired with OTK boots!

Henley Top // Jeans // White Sneakers

Henley Top (Size: Small // Color: Navy // Price: $20): This is the other henley top I mentioned that I bought. I ended up ordering this one in a few colors and really love the fit and length. This is another piece that comes in a ton of color options and you really can’t beat the $20 price tag! I’m wearing a small, but suggest sizing up if you want a looser, more oversized fit!

Fleece Pullover // Jeans // White Sneakers

Contrast Color Quarter Zip Fleece (Size: Small // Color: Light Grey // Price: $28): Hands down my FAVORITE Amazon purchase! I’ve had this fleece pullover since last year and it’s one of my most worn pieces. I reach for this cozy piece frequently, especially after a long day of work. I love the contrasting colors and that it’s fuzzy on the inside and out.

Pullover // Jeans // Slip on Sneakers

Casual Pullover Sweatshirt (Size: Small // Color: Dark Grey // Price: $24): A great crewneck pullover is a closet staple. This one is under $25 and is so easy to throw on! The split hem adds a flattering touch and the longer length is great for paring with leggings!

Distressed Sweater // Hat // White Skinnies // Booties

Distressed Sweater (Size: One Size // Color: Orange Pink // Price: $23): I know not everyone is a fan of this distressed sweater look, but I adore this one! The color is gorgeous for spring and summer and the distressed hem adds a fun touch. This sweater is quite a bit cropped, but pairs perfectly with high waisted bottoms. I can’t wait to wear this one in the summer with shorts! If you are not a fan of the cropped look, this is one you might want to skip out on!

Hat (Color: Camel // Price: $18): I’ve had this hat for awhile and completely forgot about it until recently. I’ve been wearing it so much lately! It’s under $18 and such a steal! Mine came with two bands, that can easily be changed out. It comes in a ton of colors and is the perfect piece to top off any outfit!

Long Sleeve Tee // White Skinnies // Booties

Long Sleeve Tee (Size: S 2-4 // Color: Gray // Price: $18): This long sleeve top fits even cuter than the photos! This is the gray option and I love the color! Online it looks slightly more green than it is, so please note that the gray color is actually a pretty dove gray. This top is longer in the back. It’s a closet staple that can be worn from season to season!

One Piece Swimsuit // Sandals

Leopard One Piece Swimsuit (Size: Small // Price: $30): If you’ve followed me for awhile, you know I am a sucker for a cute suit! Even though it’s still FREEZING here, I’ve already picked up a few for the summer, and surprise, surprise, majority of them are leopard print. This suit is only $30 and I am obsessed! It comes with padding and the fit is pretty great. Moderate back coverage and really cute side cutouts.

Cover-up //Sandals

Cover Up (Color: Off White // Price: $19): I can’t get over this cover up! It is SO CUTE! The under $20 price tag makes this cutie such a steal! My one complaint is the sizing, as it is a one size piece. I love the pretty crochet detailing and that a bit of suit peeks through.