DSW Spring Favorites!

DSW is having a Flash Sale right now! They usually have sales frequently, however I also wanted to share my favorite shoes for spring after that beautiful weather we had over the weekend. I can’t wait to be wearing these shoes soon enough. The most updated code: “BIGMOOD” for 20% off!

Daffodil Espadrille Wedge Sandal

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These Daffodil wedges are a good Chloé dupe for a very reasonable price! Comes in a few fun colors. I personally love this color pictured and the blue.

Converse Chuck Taylor’s 

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I have been needing a new pair of white Converse since I had to throw mine away in Cancun my senior year of college. I wore them out to a concert there, and while my feet were saved from being trampled, the sneakers were beyond saving!

 

Dolce Vita Derby Sandal

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Loving the snakeskin and light brown leather look in a more casual sandal.

Dolce Vita Paddy Sandal

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Another fun pop of snakeskin on a more neutral sandal! Very city chic for the warmer months.

Jack Rogers Sandals

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A timeless style in some more non-traditional colors. I love the cork and black, and the cork and navy whipstitching.

Steve Madden Kimmie Wedge Sandal

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These Steve Madden’s were all the rage at the end of last summer/early fall. They were completely sold out when my sister went to grab them for sorority rush in Charleston! Still cute and neutral for a fun summery look with jeans and a white tee.

Steve Madden Emmi Platform Sneaker

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White sneakers are a personal favorite of mine, and you can never have enough! I have a few on rotation to keep them from getting super dirty. This look is very similar to the platform Superga’s, definitely a good dupe that’s slightly less expensive and runs in US sizes!

Steve Madden Marky Wedge Sandal

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Loving the rose gold for a fun pop of color. These banded sandals look cute and will stay on your feet. Plus I love the stretch in the middle band!

J.Crew Factory Haul

Hi! I’m back from my vacation in Florida, which was super nice and very relaxing. While I was down there I learned how to play pickleball, went to the beach, the pool, out to eat, and SHOPPED.

When I’m with my mom and sister, we love to shop! We are dangerous in a store with a sale. We went to J.Crew Factory and the whole store was 50% off. I got a few things that I thought I would share with you, since J.Crew Factory is always going on sale.

Navy Blue Tank with Gingham Hem

This shirt fits so well. It’s soft and comfortable, yet cute and work appropriate! Currently 50% off + and extra 20% online, so hurry and grab it. It comes in a few colors, my personal favorites were the navy gingham and the gray and white.

Destination T-shirt

I love, love, love this destination tee! I have been to all these cities, and have lived in two of them, so I knew I had to get it. I also love it because it’s a fun plain white t-shirt to wear with blue or black jeans. Plus, there’s a bagel in the New York section, so how could you not?

Broken-in T-shirt

I picked up this shirt in both navy and white. I always feel like I have no shirts, so picking up these two neutral colors will help when I want to wear a pair of fun, printed pants or a bold jacket.

Bow-neck Sweater

Yes, I got this bow-neck sweater in Florida. Yes, I had to carry it back in my suitcase. Yes, it was majorly discounted and totally worth it. I have the light gray bow- neck sweater dress and it’s super cozy, along with this sweater!

Tortoise Sunglasses

I have too many pairs of sunglasses, but this pair goes with everything. I also like having a cheaper pair of sunglasses around, so its not the end of the world or a huge loss if I lose or break them by accident!

3 For $12 No-show Socks

I always jump on a cute pair of no-show socks, just in case they do end up showing a bit… but I love these NYC socks! I also got the anchors and the doughnuts. SO cute.

Scalloped Hem Sweater

I have a similar sweater in this color (just without the scallop hem) and it’s great. The color is fun and makes my eyes pop, and the scallop hem is even better! I think I might buy this in black because I just love it so much.

Scalloped Cami Tank

I didn’t pick one of these tanks up this time around, but I have it in pink and it’s perfect to spice up a pair of jeans. I also find this color works perfectly with some of my Lilly bottoms as well. I really want the light blue color or plain black next!

The code EXTRAEXTRA will give you an extra 20% off your purchase today. Happy shopping!

After Party Sale purchases

This post is fairly overdue, considering the sale is over! However, I kept it pretty simple this winter.

I wasn’t trying to completely break the bank, and truth-be-told I wasn’t that impressed with a lot of the items during the winter APS sale.

A few necessities, some fun items, and some new styles are what I purchased during this sale. Again, I wasn’t crazy about any of the prints and my size was sold out in a few items I had my eye on. I wasn’t that sad about it though, as I feel like all my energy usually goes into the summer APS sale.

Here are my purchases from the winter After Party Sale this week:

Karlie Wrap Romper

I had never actually tried on one of these rompers before, but I liked the look of the style. It does fit interestingly… you have to tie it very tight around the waist to make sure the wrap goes across your chest appropriately. It is cute and comfortable, although I may size up to a small next time.

Large Agenda 2018-2019

I bought a different agenda last year from Lilly, it ran weekly instead of daily and was easier to carry around. I do love their planners, and I swear they were the secret to my academic success. Now I just like to have them to feel organized!

Inflatable Drink Holder Set

These were just too cute to pass up for $5! I can’t wait to use them in Florida in February and March and again this summer on the Vineyard!

Collette Seersucker Skort

Truthfully, I thought that the cute lobster on the side was embroidered. It is somewhat, but mostly sequins which is not exactly my style. It’s still very cute though and I can wear it to spruce up a white shirt!

That’s all for this sale — let me know if you got anything good!

Fuzzy pullover from Marshall’s

This past weekend while visiting my boyfriend in New Jersey, we stopped into Marshall’s. I told myself I didn’t need anything and I wasn’t going to buy anything, as we were just trying to kill some time before a movie.

Of course that’s never how it goes when you love to shop and you’re at Marshall’s. I walked in and browsed some shoes, before I was quickly drawn to a rack full of outwear.

I found this fuzzy, soft pullover that looked like a duplicate of other sherpas I have seen posted by various bloggers over the years! It was a lot colder over the weekend and I didn’t really bring layers, so I decided to purchase this pullover for $25, which I felt was still a good deal.

I later looked up the sherpa to see how much a non-duplicate would be to make myself feel better. I saw Amy from I Believe In Pink posted a similar one on her Liketoknow.it page, so I checked it out. She had the SAME brand as the one I just purchased linked from Nordstrom for $78!!!

I’m so happy I ended up buying the pullover and excited that it’s finally cold enough to wear something so cozy!

Cheers,

Maddy

After Party Sale purchases & thoughts

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This post is a bit late as the APS started almost a week ago now, but I figured that I should share what I purchased, as well as some of my thoughts about the sale this year.

I wasn’t really looking for anything specific this year, and I felt like I didn’t really have any big ideas about what was going to be in the sale. I also forgot to set my alarm for 8am last Monday, so after I woke up, it took me awhile to remember the sale had went live.

What I bought:

MARLOWE BOATNECK T-SHIRT DRESS in Cosmic Coral Cracked Up

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I have a very similar style dress in a different print from Lilly, and I wear it to work, to family events, as well as more casual dinners. I love the versatility, and this lobster print was too cute to pass up for $49!

JESSE ROMPER in Raz Berry Catty Shack

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I was hoping that the Jesse Romper in Stuffed Shells would be in the sale, but I didn’t see it anywhere. I decided on getting the same romper in this print, which I thought was fun, and didn’t really remember seeing before. I felt this was a bit of a splurge at $69, although I love the little white detailing on the top and the skirt!

JULIETTE CARDIGAN in True Navy

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Every year I debate investing in a Lilly cardigan, as they always pair so well with other Lilly products. I wasn’t really interested in any other pieces in the sale, and I wasn’t trying to spend TOO much, so I decided to get this cardigan for $59.

UPF 50+ SKIPPER POPOVER in Light Blue

I ended up going back to Martha’s Vineyard during the sale, which I didn’t anticipate before. I had been eyeing the popovers, which are another Lilly item I have always wanted, but never purchased! I decided to get this style popover in the lighter blue, it’s super comfy, although definitely a splurge at $49 for a sweatshirt.

Overall, I’m happy with my purchases, however I wish that the sale was earlier than September.  I also felt like there was a lot of items from last year as opposed to this year, and I found myself uninterested in many of the items offered in the After Party Sale.

I did like that they didn’t keep adding items throughout the 3 days, as I would always find myself going on and spending more money on things I probably didn’t need.

I would love to hear other thoughts on the Lilly After Party Sale this year, so comment below if you agree or disagree with me or if you have other thoughts entirely!