Travel Diaries: Aruba

When it came to packing for this vacation I did some research. I already had packing cubes from Amazon to make my suitcase look neater and way more organized. Some tips included: making a list, rolling your clothes, packing extra clothes in your carry on (in case the airline loses your luggage), and taking photos of your outfits to make getting dressed a lot easier.

The photos of my looks made things SO MUCH EASIER. I’m sending many thanks to Jen Atkin for sharing this on her Instagram recently. It made my life a lot easier to see the looks and have an extra look… or two or three.

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Favorite Sleepwear & Loungewear

Tis the season to be cozy! With the colder winter weather here to stay, we all know that we’d prefer to be indoors cozy and warm. The reality is that most of us still have to brave the freezing cold to go to work and be social. On those days where you have the pleasure of staying home or you just want to be anti-social, you want to be comfortable. This is a word I use in nearly every single post on my blog – COMFORT! I’ve rounded up some of my favorite sleepwear and loungewear for you all to shop.

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How to style a pleated skirt

Wanted to share with you all a few ideas of how to style a pleated skirt. I’ve had this cream pleated skirt in my closet since the beginning of the summer, other than not wanting to get it dirty, I’m unsure what kept me back from wearing it so much. The summer heat isn’t easy to deal with and I always prefer wearing dresses and skirts to stay cool. The fun part about pleated skirts is you can pair just about any top with them – I prefer to stick with more of a fitted top or anything that I can make into a more fitted look. Continue reading “How to style a pleated skirt”

Keep it Short

Target is my weakness. Who else can agree with the previous sentence? EVERYONE! They have always been my go to for just about everything under the sun, it is often a danger to go to the store without a chaperon. You always walk out with 100 things you didn’t necessarily need but couldn’t walk pass. They have the same effect on you even online. I was looking for another faux fur coat but nothing like I had been seeing all over instagram or on the streets. It was always the same cut, style, and feel. Since I am a giant pain in the ass to myself, I HAD TO FIND SOMETHING DIFFERENT. Target answered my fashion prayers with this coat…

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Red Sweater

Can you tell the color red has slowly creeped into my very dark wardrobe? This red sweater from H&M was a super score for many reasons: perfect for the holidays (christmas and single awareness day aka Valentine’s Day), it was on sale, super comfortable, long enough to wear with leggings, a fun bold color. No need to go any further with the details on this sweater so let’s move on, shall we? Continue reading “Red Sweater”

Casual Fall

My daily wear is pretty casual. I prefer comfort over anything, this Target jacket I found is perfect for feeling comfortable and looking presentable. Finding a jacket that can be worn 100 different ways means I am getting my moneys worth, and I am all about having an item in my closet that gives me options.  Continue reading “Casual Fall”

Target $50 Outfit Challenge

Shopping at Target is always fun, and often spend way more than what you intend on spending as well. Depending on your local Target the clothing section can be a hit or miss.. trying to walk in with a specific list of items in mind is usually your best bet. This new brand “A New Day” looked perfect for my style.. it had items I could wear to work by dressing up or dressing down, even combining both of those looks! which is exactly what I did here… Continue reading “Target $50 Outfit Challenge”

Target Summer Skirt


Every year I always head to target for maxi dresses and skirts. They always have the best selection and prices. Year after year I get use out of these until I can’t stand them any longer, which is pretty rare. Recently I saw the movie Moana with my little cousin who knows every single word from start to finish, it is like Frozen all over again but I LOVE Hawaii and anything that has to do with the ocean. I had been so inspired that I wanted to find some fun maxi skirts that were tropical inspired. Without the stereotypical bright prints and ugly Hawaiian shirts. My favorite color is black so the closest color outside of the black, white and gray family is navy! Blue is my favorite color after all and I love most shades of it.

I purchased a size small because I wanted to wear it at my waist, the two slits in the front make it easier to walk in too. I actually wore this exact outfit on Memorial Day Weekend to a family BBQ. It was the perfect kick off to summer outfit. Although some may consider wearing dresses and skirts so much more dressier rather than casual, I disagree. Once the warmer weather hits I cannot stand to wear jeans or pants. My legs need to be free and its such a nice feeling… especially after eating some pizza… ahh no constriction from your jeans. Its amaazzzinng.

This top is from the sister store to Dynamite. Obviously where else would I shop since I am addicted to everything from Dynamite. Garage is a bit of a younger store but I like the prices to buy some basics. I got this last season for a summer concert. It is a crop top which I only wear with high waisted jeans or skirts. It just looks strange with my body type and I only push myself so far out of my comfort zone… we all have our limits.

Outfit details…

 

xx Sarah

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VB X Target : SPICE UP YOUR LIFE


Truly could not help myself with that blog title and I also had been counting down the days until this collection was released. Being a child of the 90’s I am obviously a Spice Girls fan, my pre-teen years were filled with spicing up life, girl power and wishing one day to grow up and be a Spice Girl. Last fall I learned of Victoria Beckham’s line with Target and was filled with excitement. I absolutely LOVE LOVE LOVE her style and who she has become as a woman. She went from being in a girl group, to marrying a man who adored her more than anything in this world, a mother and a respected designer… she constantly reminds me that as a woman I can have it all & it doesn’t have to happen all at once either.


This line is all about her and her daughter’s relationship. As chic as she dresses is as chic as her daughter dresses too. Her designs aren’t meant to make you feel body conscious either but to feel great in the clothes. That is something that I think many of us forget, these cuts and patterns aren’t the typical things you would see all over stores either. Plenty of subtle floral, lace, and color.. can’t forget about everyones favorite go to color either – black 😉 Since her designs and cuts are so different from what is typically out there is what drew me to this line when they gave a sneak peak. The dresses were straight and yet made me feel completely “posh” when I put them on. The wide leg pants, button down tops, lace bomber jackets with matching shorts, options to mix and match skirts and tops and even pants. What I wasn’t expecting is the matching options for little girls (from newborn to young girls). I’m sure all of my mommy readers would be excited to pick up an affordable “Mommy & me” outfit – designed by the Spice Mom herself. Everything complimented each other and I absolutely loved it.

When I went to Target not much was left, every woman seemed to want to “Spice up their closet.” I was happy with what I had seen since I had to get my hands on a few items rather than waiting for it to be shipped in the mail. Patience wasn’t my strong point as I had waited MONTHS for this line to drop… I had a reminder in my phone for the night prior to  remind myself to get my ass to Target the following day. The dress I picked up is the orchard pattern dress, prior to the launch of her clothing line many of the bloggers I follow had been posting photos of an outfit they chose. And no offense but they were all the same. I ADORED the orchard pattern top and pant set that Victoria was wearing for the launch party of her line…. but so was everyone else. And having the need to be different, I deferred from buying the outfit. Besides the fact that I would have to cut the orchard in half with the pants as I am vertically challenged. The cut of the dress was VERY different from anything I have in my closet. Most of the dresses I like to wear are either body conscious or empire waist… sometimes I like to show off my curvy shape, and other times I don’t. I can’t wear mini skirts because they simply do not sit on my body shape well nor do I feel comfortable in them. This dress was a straight dress from shoulder to past my hips…. with a subtle ruffle at the bottom I wanted to take the chance. And I am so glad I did! It was definitely a different cut and style of dress than I am used to and I LOVE IT! Victoria has used this cut for quite sometime in her main collection (which is unfortunately out of my price range)… I give her props to this because every body shape can wear this and it looks flattering. I hope to see more of this cut in stores and from other designers… or if she could even extend this collection for more than one season.

Outfit details #1….


Another item I picked up was this orange top. I’ve read that orange is super in this season and since this wasn’t super out of my price range I was willing to take the risk. Like everyone else when you think of the color orange you think “pumpkin” and looking like a pumpkin isn’t something I aspire to do. Even during Halloween. This top can be dressed up or dressed down which is why I got it.


Outfit details #2…

xx Sarah
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