New Year, Less Clutter!

I hope everyone survived the holidays! I know for me this is definitely still such a busy time at work and just getting back into the swing of things. We started the year off with our closet breaking which forced me to clear it out and go through each item! So, not entirely a bad thing, but definitely not ideal.

I've been watching You Tube decluttering videos to get me in the decluttering mood. It's so hard to get motivated to deep clean like this though. Anyone else get super overwhelmed?! I've learned to just take it section by section in order to make it all manageable. The KonMari method says you should hold each item and ask yourself, 1. Does this bring me joy? 2. Would I purchase this again if I was at the store? I'm so thankful that my parents and sister came yesterday to help tackle this project! I have some other little spaces I need to go through this week like my bar cart and the coat closet.

One of the best parts about a closet clean out is finding items you didn't even remember you had! For me, one of them was this hot pink turtleneck sweater. I actually bought this back in the fall and never wore it that much. It's originally from Express, but I found it at Gabe's for a fraction of the price! I was inspired by my friend Jen (@chicandcheaplifestyles) who loves Gabe's. I definitely need to go back soon just to see what other finds they may have. I paired it with a multicolored clutch, another sale find from Nordstrom Rack! Also my hoops are on sale for only $14!

Pink Sweater (similar) / Clutch (similar) / Earrings- Only $14 

I hope everyone had an awesome Monday! I'm currently watching The Bachelor! Who are your favs?!

Cyber Monday Deals

It's the biggest online shopping day of the year! I definitely need to get some Christmas Shopping done today! Below is a list of my favorite deals this year! 

BaubleBar: 35% off everything with the code CYBER35

DIFF Eyewear: Up to 70% off! Spend more- Save more! $100 + get an extra 10% off, $150 + and extra 15% off, $200+ and extra 20% off! 

Express: 50% off everything + Free Shipping!

Francesca's : 35% off entire site!

J.Crew Factory:  60% off Everything!

Kendra Scott: 20% off Everything Spend More- Save More! 25% off $100 or more, 30% off $200 or more! 

Lilly Pulitzer: Gifts with Purchase! 

Lisi Lerch: 30% off everything + $5 Shipping!  

 Loft: 50% off everything + Free Shipping!

Marleylilly: Cyber Monday Flash Sale!

Moon & Lola: 40% off with the code BESTMONDAYEVER

Old Navy: 50% off everything!

Pink Lily Boutique: 30% off sitewide code: plbcyber30

Red Dress Boutique: 500 Doorbusters!

Sweet Water Decor: 40% off everything code: Frosty

Happy Shopping!

Black Friday Sales

I've put together a list of some of my favorite Black Friday sales for you guys! I will continue to update it as sales come in! 

BaubleBar: Early Deals linked here!

DIFF Eyewear: Up to 70% off all frames! 
** Be sure to lookout for my Instagram post on DIFF on Black Friday!**

Express: 50% off everything!

Free People: Black Friday Preview Linked

Lisi Lerch: 30% off everything + $5 Shipping!

 Loft: 50% off everything with the code THANKS

MarleyLilly: Black Friday FLASH SALE linked!

Moon and Lola: 30% off with the code TGIBF

Pink Lily Boutique: Doorbusters Linked!

Bestie Gift Guide

Shopping for my besties is one of the easier tasks this holiday season! Probably because most of them have similar style to me so really I feel like I'm shopping for myself! I've put together 12 fun gift ideas for your besties ranging in price! The photo image is also clickable to shop! 

Rudolf Drop Earrings - These are SO FUN! Perfect for that extra holiday cheer .
Queen B Slippers - For that DIVA bestie and only $20!
Unicorn Cosmetic Bag - I love how cute this little bag is and you can fill it up with more of their favorites!  
Kate Spade Mugs - I have a Kate Spade mug set and I love them! Perfect for newlyweds or someone that just moved into a new Apartment!
BeautyBio Bright Eyes Set- I definitely need these under eye masks! Everyone has a workaholic bestie that needs some R&R.
Faux Fur lined Moccasin - I love the sparkles and only $12! 
Cinnamon Chai Latte Candle - You can never go wrong with candles especially cute looking ones! 
Double Pom Beanie - Super fun & cozy!
Christmas List Sweatshirt - Perfect for Christmas Morning and under $25! 
Becca x Chrissy Teigen Lip Gloss Kit - I mean anything Chrissy Teigen is a win win. But I LOVE these shades! 
Initial Necklace - A Celine dupe for a fraction of the price! Only $10! 
Champagne Bears - These are SO YUMMY! And perfect to add to any gift. 

Happy Shopping! 


So when did we go straight from Fall to Winter? I feel like the last few weeks the temps have significantly dropped in Pittsburgh and I'm pulling out all the thick sweaters to combat it. It makes me miss the warm Florida weather and I styled these beautiful earrings from TrendingAbove on the beach.

I'm a big earring person because they add that extra glam to any outfit. Especially these Spike Earrings that you can wear with anything! They are the perfect everyday studs, and they would be so pretty over the holiday season as well! We have a wedding this weekend, so I definitely want to bring them to wear with my dress. The best part is they come in a few different colors like soft blue, pink, crystal, and black. These earrings would also make the perfect bridesmaid gift for your wedding! They would go perfect with any dress, and will definitely be shown off in an updo.

I love bracelets that are easy to stack with others for the perfect arm party look! So it was super fun to style their Staci Bangle with a few other bracelets I had. This bangle is beautiful and would also be pretty with any holiday look. The crystals are gorgeous!

Here are a few other of my favorite pieces as well! 

Bobbi Earrings - Turquoise 

OMG the Frenchie!!! 

I definitely recommend checking out TrendingAbove for all your holiday gift needs. They have pieces that fit all styles, and are truly timeless! Some are even in gift sets. It's always a great feeling to shop small during the holidays as well. I am a huge supporter of small businesses because you are giving back to someone's dream! Alyssa, the owner is from Pittsburgh and graduated with a degree in Architecture from Miami of Ohio (whoot whoot Ohio!) You can see how she applies her architecture background in each beautiful piece. 

I hope you all have a wonderful day! Be sure to following them on Instagram for all their latest arrivals!

Thank you TrendingAbove for the opportunity to collaborate! All opinions are my own.

Style Collective & Meeting Boss Babes

I can't believe it's almost been 4 years since I've moved to Pittsburgh! When I moved here after college it was definitely a challenge to meet friends outside of work and Jonathan's friend group. But, this past year I started to get involved in blogging groups and events around Pittsburgh to meet incredible women! I wanted reflect on my experience and let you guys know how I did it! 

About a year ago I went to drinks with Jen from Chic and Cheap lifestyles and I was so excited to start meeting people who shared my same interest in fashion and blogging! I remember we talked about Style Collective and how I was a member. I had just joined and was still learning about the network, but I loved being able chat about it with another local blogger! I think shortly after drinks Jen signed up too! 

Jen added me into the Style Collective Pittsburgh group chat and from there I attended one of my first events! Christina from Style by Christina who is a Regional Leader for SC, planned an event last December at Lex and Lynne for all of the local Pittsburgh members of SC. We started with introductions and meeting all of the bloggers there. It was cool to hear all the different reasons behind why they starting blogging. Some very similar to why I started! I also loved getting the opportunity to network with women that had similar interests and make some new friends! 

Not only do you get to make new friendships through Style Collective, but I also love supporting local small businesses through it! One of our other events this summer was at Vintage Grace Boutique where we could shop and chat! The cool part about going to different SC events is that I usually meet at least a few new people I didn't know before, and then I will see them again at other blog events around the city! It's all about building those relationships which is what Style Collective was made to do. 

I've made genuine connections through this group and it's only enhanced my experience as a blogger.  Now instead of just being virtual friends with bloggers, I've been able to meet real people in my city who do it too! The Style Collective site has so many other resources as well like a brand directory, media kit templates and so much more. I've used the brand directory to reach out to different businesses for collaborations! Last fall I was connected to The Royal Bee through the brand directory and I did a collaboration with them for Small Business Saturday! So not only have I made connections with bloggers but businesses as well. 

Style Collective also has a yearly conference which I hope to attend one day! It's super easy to sign up for Style Collective - just click here! They have an annual subscription for $120 and it is well worth it!  If you are a blogger and looking to make more out of your experience I definitely recommend signing up! I can't wait to see what this next year brings for our local Pittsburgh Group! 

American Coastal Apparel

I can't believe this weekend is already Labor Day weekend! As this summer comes to an end it makes me crave the sunshine even more. A couple weekends ago, I went to the lake by my parents house to style these preppy looks from American Coastal Apparel. I am a preppy girl at heart so I love a good navy and pink pairing!

American Coastal Apparel was created by college students who started this company in high school. Being married to someone who also followed their dreams by starting a small business, I always love supporting them! The best part about their company is they donate a portion of their sales to the Surfrider Foundation. The Surfrider Foundation is an organization that works to protect the oceans and beaches by cleaning up the shorelines. So it's definitely a win win to shop with them!

Here I've styled three different products of theirs: Original Sailboat Long Sleeve TeeOriginal Sailboat Crewneck, and a Nautical Logo Tee. Of course I had to pair them with some classic boat shoes, a windbreaker and jean shorts.

We're off to Florida tomorrow so I hope you guys have a fun labor day weekend!
Be sure to check out American Coastal Apparel on Instagram to see all their latest arrivals! 

Thank you American Coastal Apparel for the opportunity to collaborate!