“If the shoe fits”, should I still wear it?

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No matter what stage of life I have been in, I find it difficult to know what I should be wearing. Are any of you going through the same thing?

I remember being about 16 and shopping at Hollister. I went to pick up a cute top, and a girl who looked 13 came over with her mom and picked up the exact same top. Hmmm, was I too old, or was she too young?

Then a few years later, similar things started happening to me at Forever21, Charlotte Russe, and American Eagle. I mean, the clothes definitely fit me, but did that mean I should be wearing them?

After several unsettling instances, I started going to places like Ann Taylor, Ann Taylor LOFT, Banana Republic, and Express. These places were better, but then I was surrounded by cool moms and business-y ladies. Is it OK that I can wear a mother AND daughter’s wardrobes?

I recently started a new obsession with J. Crew. Of course they have been around for ages, but I feel like they are a good age appropriate store for a 20-something who is closer to 30 than 20.

My conclusion is that by MIXING pieces from Charlotte Russe and J Crew, I can create a unique look that looks expensive and pulled together without breaking the bank.

Check out this post for where I shop.


Where I Shop (For Clothes)

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Where do I shop for my clothes?


American Eagle

Ann Taylor

Ann Taylor LOFT

Banana Republic

Banana Republic Factory


Charming Charlie



J. Crew

J. Crew Factory

Kate Spade Outlet



New York & Co.

Nine West


Old Navy


The Limited

TJ Maxx

These are the places I typically shop, but let’s be honest, there have been few stores where I can’t find something that I like. Reading other blogs, Pinterest, and Google searching things I’m craving, has led me to some great online shops for more unique pieces.

Happy Hunting!

Fashion Catch-up

I haven’t been posting, but I sure have been taking photos for you! To be honest, the wedding planning has taken up every spare second (surprise!) But let’s first get you caught up with some outfits 🙂

IMG_0660Striped Top: H&M

Black Skater Skirt: NEW! Charlotte Russe, around $17.00

Teal Heels: Nine West Outlet








Navy Cropped Jacket: Ann Taylor LOFT Outlet

Silver Pin: Gift! from Ten Thousand Villages

Tan Eyelet Pencil Skirt: Ann Taylor Outlet

Nude Heels: Nine West Outlet



Preparing for my birthday!

White Flower Applique Top: Ann Taylor LOFT Outlet

Green Ankle Pants: Express, Editor Ankle Pant

Multicolor Wedges: Nine West Outlet


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My Birthday Outfit!!!

Blush Ruffle Blazer: Charlotte Russe-so cute, check out the flirty ruffle in the back 🙂

Purple Tank: Charlotte Russe

Aztec Pencil Skirt: Ann Taylor Outlet-LOVE LOVE LOVE this!! If you can see, there are several colors woven together, and the blush background matches the blazer so perfectly…dream skirt 🙂

Charcoal Heels: Nine West Outlet




Leopard Print Dress: Target, but shortened at my tailor 🙂

Cream Cardigan: Target

Charcoal Heels: Nine West Outlet



Maybe I already posted this boring outfit before…

Navy Blazer: Charlotte Russe

Checked Button-down: JCrew via Greene Street Consignment

Tan Ankle Pants: Express, Editor Ankle Pant

Leopard Flats: Rocket Dog, TJMaxx




Lime Green Ruffle Cardigan: NEW! Gift from Dad and Barb! Ann Taylor

Floral Blouse: NEW! Ann Taylor Outlet

Black Ankle Pants: Express, Editor Ankle Pant

Black Wedges: NEW! And no, they are not from Nine West, they are Aerosoles!




Here, I switched it up with a teal cardigan!




Pink Cardigan: Target

Floral Top: PacSun

Green Pencil Skirt: NEW! Banana Republic

Black Wedges: Aerosoles


IMG_0669Navy Dalmatian Cardigan: Ann Taylor LOFT Outlet

White Wrap Top: Target

Green Pencil Skirt: Banana Republic

Leopard Flats: Rocket Dog, TJ Maxx


As you can see, I went on a mini-spree with some girlfriends at the beginning of June, so I picked up a few new pieces that you will see. I also got a few new things for my birthday that will be appearing in the next few weeks! Now off to do more wedding planning, and boy do I have posts for you!!