Lovin’ Right Now: Victoria Beckham for Target Collection

 

The Victoria Beckham for Target collection aims to please and it will surely accomplish do just that when it becomes available on April 9th. I mean, not only are the majority of pieces from the collection under $50 but it also offers fashionable pieces for those who are plus size (which is a rarity all on its own).

I personally am already coveting the collared black dress (it has rabbits on the collar–how cute!), the gingham peplum top, and the oversized daisy print peplum top.

What are some of y’all’s favorites?

-C

 

Images via Target

Home Envy: HGTV Magazine’s Cover Look

Home Envy--HGTV Magazine Cover-2016

Honestly, when it comes to “me time” I’m such a glutton for a drink, some Wheat Thins, and my favorite HGTV shows. I love love love Fixer Upper and Property Brothers. The home transformations that they do honestly inspire me to have better decor than what I typically buy. Plus, I love to fantasize that one day they can renovate a home for me as well.

My love for HGTV shows transcends towards the HGTV Magazine, too. I usually just buy magazines every now and then at the store but with this one, it’s sent straight to me.

Lately, I’ve been looking into a non-neutral colored couch to invest in, so I’m glad that for the February issue brightly colored decor was featured. It’s really been inspiring me for when I get back to decorating my space again. Below are some of my favorites decor pieces I’ve been looking at, inspired by the HGTV magazine cover look.

-C

Home Envy--HGTV Magazine February 2016 Issue

  1. Mercury Row Caldera Sofa: $474.99 at Wayfair
  2. Lanham Marble Top Side Table: $129.99 at Target
  3. Phoenix Wool Dhurrie Rug: $59-$879 at West Elm
  4. Roar + Rabbit Circle Pillow Cover: $49 at West Elm
  5. Crewel Deco Shells Pillow Cover: On Sale for $19.99 at West Elm
  6. Moon & Lola I’d Rather Be Sleeping Mug: $28 at laylagrace.com
  7. Metallic Leather Embroidered Pouf: $149.99 at World Market

Fall’s Budget Buys

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From the left:

H&M Jacquard-weave dress: $49.99

American Eagle V-Neck Pullover Sweater: $39.95

H&M Crepe Jacket: $49.99

Target Women’s Dome Satchel: $34.99

Urban Outfitters Avant Garde Brushed Woven Scarf: $29.00

American Eagle Stretch Heeled Booties: $69.95

 

Under Cut

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I took a major risk over this past weekend by telling my hair stylist to put a razor to just about half of my hair while leaving the other portion slightly long. As crazy to some it may look, I feel so amazing having done it. Yes, some do say I’m brave and that I’m lucky to have a face suited for very short hair (compliments like that make me blush like no other). What is the most interesting result from this change has to be the more risks I’ve been willing to take with my outfits and how I’m exuding more confidence than I have been lately.

Listen, I don’t recommend this type of haircut to everybody out there. If you have been thinking of taking a major risk lately, though, I totally encourage you to just jump. You never know what will be the result until you do it.

Also, can I just mention how gorgeous it was this past Saturday? Thank you Oregon for your amazing terrain, it is much appreciated!

-C

(Outfit–> Tartan button up: MINK PINK; Patterned leggings: Target; Boots: Dr. Marten’s; Jacket: By Corpus; Bag: Coach (old); Sunglasses: Ray Ban) 

Swim Season

Suits

jcrew caribbean stripe swim

anthropologie map swimsuit

pow wow bandeau bikini

lolli peplum one piece

swim upon a star swimsuit

Cover ups

v neck tunic in wave stripe from j crew

meknes poncho from anthro

6 shore road maxi dress cover up

pink tie dye bandeau cover up from topshop

converse annie swim cover up

Now that’s Summer here, it’s time to find the right suit and cover up so we can beach bum it (or wherever you’ll be)! Whether or not you’re a one piece or two piece girl, there’s plenty of options when it comes to style, print, and color. I personally am loving two piece bandeaus, especially the ones from J. Crew. However, one pieces have definitely become much cuter and quirkier with a peplum style or with a cool map print. For those who love a retro vibe, high waisted bottoms also are in style, and you don’t have to totally g0 all out retro with a high waisted bottom suit as they tend to come in various prints that don’t only give off a retro vibe. Cover ups have always come a long way since the terrycloth tube dress. Many cover ups can now be worn by themselves as you go out to dinner or for drinks after hitting the beach.

(1: J. Crew; 2: Anthropologie; 3: Anthropologie 4: Urban Outfitters; 5: Mod Cloth; 6: J. Crew; 7: Anthropologie; 8: Urban Outfitters; 9: Topshop; 10: Target)

Work It

Lately, I have really gotten into a health kick. On top of yoga, which I’ve now been doing for around a year, I recently have gotten into hiking, walking, and eating healthier. A big reason why I’ve gotten into this health kick is due to my vacation down south in San Diego. Also, I just have always felt so much more alive and better when working out and eating right.

Of course, due to Summer coming up here soon, many others are having the same mentality as me. What you wear while getting fit, whether it’s walking or yoga or hiking or running, definitely can help you. There are so many stores and brands out there that it can honestly get confusing which are the best and for what. Not only that, but not having to spend an arm and a leg can sometimes be hard too when it comes to fitness apparel.

LuluLemon

The girls who work at LuluLemon are so incredibly helpful, which makes every time I’ve gone into one of it’s stores a great experience. Also, the fact that they do free alterations for any thing that might be too long or too big is an incredible bonus. And yes, they can be a bit pricey when it comes to certain items but with their products your dollar can really go a long way as all products last a good while. LuluLemon is best for yoga, running, and regular machine exercising.

REI

REI is a sure bet when it comes to outdoor needs when you want high quality. Also, REI tends to have a decent amount of outlet stores which makes scoring a deal that much easier. Any sort of hiking equipment and pants for hiking that you need you can get from REI knowing you made a good choice.

Target 

Honestly, what does Target not have? I love this store way too much and could spend close to a thousand there if I were allowed to parouse the store for just a few hours. One great thing about Target is the Champion athletic line that they carry, which has a great selection of tops, sports bras, shorts, cropped pants, and yoga pants for the price.

I really hoped that helped some of you! If you have any questions–feel free to ask! I’ve tried more than just these three stores and am willing to answer whatever you may ask! Also, below is my current (it’s always changing) workout playlist.

Good luck to all of y’all on your endeavors!

-C