Affordable Everyday Outfit

Happy Monday! Ladies, how is it already 8 days into July?!?

I wanted to share two everyday outfits that are super affordable and SO comfortable.

My go to’s this summer have been some type of classic worn in jean and some type of blouse/cardigan combo. Summers here in WA vary, some days are sunny and hot (75 degrees max most of the time lol) and some days are dreary and cool.

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(Grey V neck: Abercrombie&Fitch / Jeans: AmericanEagle / Sandals: SteveMadden / Bralette: Vici / Sunglasses: Sojo )

The V neck t-shirts above are SO good. They are loose fitted and so freaking soft, I was able to snag three of them on huge sale! I think they came out to about $10 each (STEAL). The sandals are a little pricey but they were a gift and the jeans were bought secondhand. I’m allll about saving money when shopping for clothes.

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(Black V neck: Abercrombie&Fitch /Jeans: AmericanEagle / Sweater: Old Navy (no longer available)/ Bag: Abercrombie&Fitch (on Clearance!!)/ Earrings: Olive+Piper (no longer available)/ Slides: mine are the brand “mix no. 6” but these are similar)

This outfit is so great. It’s versatile and basic but flattering. This outfit would be so easy to recreate with even lesser priced items. Like I previously said, I mainly purchase my items on sale, secondhand, or I receive them as gifts, but like items are everywhere!

If you love basics as much as I do, comment below and let me know an item you CANT live without!

 

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Our trip to Whistler BC

Hello everyone! It’s now Tuesday and I hope your weekends were full of fun and laughter with those you love. My husband and I spent Friday and Saturday in Whistler BC. Honestly, it was one of the most beautiful places we’ve been to.

I wanted to take a little bit of time to share some must sees/restaurants we recommend (that we tried). Now I’ll be fully transparent and let you know now we did not do a lot of the “outdoor” activities Whistler is known for as they were SUPER expensive. But what we did do, we enjoyed! (We stayed pretty phone free the entire trip, only got a few pictures of the meals/fun times)

First thing’s first, the food. If you stay in the Village there are at least 25+ restaurants in walking distance (craziness) and an equally excessive amount of coffee shops (if that’s possible). The first night we were there, Friday, we ate at a pizza/pasta place called Pizzeria Antico. I got pasta (of course), Lu got pizza and we both enjoyed our meals. Alright now for breakfast on Saturday we had crepes. I had NEVER tried a crepe before so I was thrilled. We went to the restaurant Crepe Montagne. I ordered the nutella and banana crepe, with a mimosa (oh yeah) and Lu ordered the Slolum, a crepe folded to perfection with a sunny side up egg, fresh tomatoes, canadian bacon, and cheese. (I tried it, it was amazing).

 

 

After crepes we went and got some iced coffees from Blenz Coffee. It was good, but nothing to write home about. The atmosphere was more like a corporate coffee shop rather than that local feel which I’m not as much a fan of however it had great reviews online so that is why we chose them over other shops.

Alright, I’ll be honest dinner Saturday night is not worth sharing. We went to “El Furniture Warehouse” weird name right? lol. Well they specialize in bar food and advertise for $5.95 full menu all day, and I’ll let you know now, that is the quality you will get. Lu got fish tacos that looked like fish sticks, I got nachos so well done the paper stuck to the chips and the margarita I got was far from thrilling. BUT, that’s ok. If you’re into bar food/something super cheap, go for it! The highlight place we should have had a full meal at, but didn’t was “21 Steps Kitchen + Bar.” Lu tried the fried chicken appetizer (AMAZING) and I got a bread basket as I wasn’t feeling too good. But it was so good. The service was awesome and the food was incredible, and the wine was good too of course lol. Highly recommend, it is a pricier place so you may need to plan for it, but totally worth it if you do.

Alright. Enough with food. Although I love it and love to share everything I eat lol I need to share a must do.

Scandinave Spa in Whistler was the most relaxing, beautiful, earthy, good vibe place I have ever been to. There are hot pools, cool pools, saunas, and soooo many places to sit and meditate and relax. You can get a massage with the one you love and take a dip in the pools and relaxation right after. Literally a dream. 

Downside. It’s expensive (its a spa, I guess it’s to be expected). BUT if you can swing it and you’re visiting, do it. Seriously. 

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However, like I said before, we didn’t do a lot of what they had as it was super expensive. If you’re planning a trip to Whistler BC anytime soon, save your pennies!

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Favorite Workout Clothing

Hello again, I am back. Boy has it been awhile. You know when life just happens and gets in the way of everything you had planned? Well that has been the past few months.

I’m here to share my absolute FAVORITE workout pieces. As you know I am a health and fitness coach along with writing this blog, so a good piece of workout clothing is key to that side of my life. For the longest time I was SO SO against Lululemon. Not because I had tried it and hated it, but because I hated the price and didn’t believe the quality would be worth it. Boy was I wrong. The quality is unparalleled.

I am obsessed with the Align pant as well as the Wunder Under leggings. They feel like butter and they hug you just right. Yes, the price tag isn’t anyone’s favorite BUT I’m here to help. Outlets. Yes they have outlet stores. Find one and run. The prices are at least $30 less than the normal retail price AND if you are either military (or spouse) OR a yoga instructor you get 25% off!! I have bought 2 pairs of leggings and paid the same as I would for other brands for much more comfort! Their bralettes are amazing and fairly priced as well, but if you are larger chested, I would stick to a normal sports bra.

(Pictured: Align Pant and Bralette)

Okay you guys. I know, not everyone will get the extra percentage off, so Lululemon still may not be for everyone, totally understandable.

So let’s move on to my next favorite. Fabletics. Hands down, second fav. The sizing is a little off in my opinion (size up) but other than that the quality is great. I love the variety of styles that are offered as well as the variety of colors and patterns. The price can be steep if you don’t sign up for the VIP membership. It is super easy, gives you a huge discount and if you don’t want your selected outfit you just skip the month. I have gotten multiple pieces that I absolutely LOVE for the fraction of other brand’s prices. I love Fabletics for everyday wear, I mean who doesn’t love wearing leggings all day everyday? The style and the comfort make them great for outdoor activities.

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(Pictured: First leggings, second leggings)

Obviously there are MANY other brands that are fantastic, but these are my top two recommendations if you’re into great workout gear!

 

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Current favorite outfits

Y’all any outfit that includes a basic tee, a cute cardigan, and a kicka** pair of boots has me swooning. This fall season I have been cycling through two of my fav outfits (and by cycling I mean doing my best to wear as often as possible without people thinking its all I wear). BUT at this point I don’t even care.

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This outfit is so classy and fashionable. I love the look of the thigh high boots with the cardigan and bag. The tassle earrings are a must and they come in three different colors. Any basic tee would work under the cardigan, I went for a v neck long sleeve (for those chilly days.)

Cardigan (no longer in stock, but this one is cute and comfy) | Tee | Jeans | Boots (on sale!) | Bag | Earrings | Sunglasses

Now for my second favorite. I love the green cardigan with the white and the jeans. Olive green is one of my fav colors to wear, I have green eyes and it really makes them pop! These booties are a MUST. I love the color and the chunky heel. They are so cute and so comfy, for a great price!

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My go to as many times as I can get away with wearing it!

Cardigan (similar) | Tee | Jeans | Booties | Crossbody (similar) | Earrings (similar) | Sunglasses

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Fall Fashion Favs

Happy October 1st y’all! There is nothing I love more than Fall and the fashion that comes in tow. Boots, booties, jeans, sweaters, ahhhh. (can you tell I’m just a bit excited?) I

Most of the items in this post are either budget friendly to start with or you can find them on a great sale.

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Coziest, most comfortable long sleeve tee with a cute knot in the front. These jeans are my absolute FAV. They are high waisted, super flattering and a bit distressed, so comfy. These sandals were a gift from my husband from Greece, but here are similar styled ones!

Long sleeve (similar) | Jeans | Sandals (I have these too) | Bracelet (on sale) | Earrings

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This outfit is perfect for a chilly fall day. I got this sweater at TJ Maxx on sale for $15, amazing I know! I’ll like the original below. This shade of blue is so perfect to pair with dark jeans and these nude booties. These jeans are mid waisted and oh so delightful.

Sweater (similar, but this one is on sale!) | Jeans | Booties

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Hands down my favorite outfit. Camo is def in this season along with the matching rain boots. When you live in the PNW you need some, unless you want soggy shoes, of course. But this shirt is very light weight and comfortable and is cut almost to be a crop.

Shirt | Jeans | Boots

 

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Are y’all sick of me telling you every piece so far is my favorite? Because this outfit is perfect. I love the lightweight top, with the cozy bell sleeved cardigan (that is so long and beautiful) and these boots. OMG. My husband bought them for me for my b-day like 2 years ago.. best husband ever. These boots are expensive, but they are so so worth every penny. Of course nowadays there are multiple brown boots to choose from, but if you can swing it, buy these!

Cardigan | Top | Boots

All J Crew factory items are currently on sale for 40-50% off and some of the Francesca’s items as well! Hurry and scoop them up before they sell out.

Honestly, I wish I could list every single fall fashion item in my closet but that would take forever. So these are just a few of my favorites. I hope y’all enjoy them and help spark some inspiration in your wardrobes this season!

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Budget Friendly Beauty Finds

If y’all know me, you know I’m a girl who absolutely LOVES makeup. I love learning new techniques and learning about all of the new products to try. One of my least fav things though is the high prices of most quality brands. I love brands like Tarte, Too Faced, Marc Jacobs, etc. But I don’t always like paying the price for quality. I buy when I find a good sale and I buy dupes. At this time in my life budget friendly is my best friend.

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Recently I was able to take Tarte up on their sale for $60 for a full face of makeup (including the make up bag, omg). So far these products have been my absolute favorite.

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All of these for $60?! I know too hard to believe. I think this is a sale Tarte runs once to twice a year and I got lucky enough to catch it! (thanks to one of those Insta adds that knows what you need before you do) But this foundation and this concealer are absolutely NECESSARY! Complete coverage without feeling heavy & blends in wonderfully.

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I love these liquid lipsticks, they glide on evenly and last forever without drying out your lips. ( Tarteist lip paint, Kat Von D everlasting lipstick, Too Faced Melted Matte) Must haves, for sure.

 

Before this purchase I had never tried blush in any other form than powder, but this Tarte cheek stain is PERFECT. I love this shade (Glisten) and it smells amazing. The pigment is subtle which is a win since I am so darn pale. Definite must have if you’re looking for a great, long lasting blush. I also have been using this Anastasia Beverly Hills blush compact (in shade Cocktail Party) and love it! Got it for a steal of a price at Tj Maxx and am so happy I got it.

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Now these are my FAVORITE part of my makeup routine. Both I got at a great price! The Tarte Highlighter (left) I got on sale at Sephora, and this AMAZING drug store bronzer was also a great deal. I love the pigment of the bronzer (especially because I’m way too pale for my own good) and it blends on so smooth. Great buy! The highlighter is also a beautiful shade that blends on so evenly and so perfect. This shade is perfect for fair skin tones and is comparable to the one pictured above. Must haves!

All of the makeup products in this post were not purchased at full price. I either found them on a great sale with some sort of coupon code OR I found them at TJ Maxx or Marshall’s also at a GREAT price! I swear by every single product and love using them daily.

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The Start

Hi there! Thanks so much for joining my new website! I am so excited to try my hand at blogging. I have always had a love for fashion and cannot wait to share. I focus mostly on budget friendly but will splurge every now and again. I cant wait to inspire and learn throughout this entire process. I will be working on my very first “real” post this weekend.  I will be sharing my fav makeup looks, fashion, and of course my favorite athleisure looks as well. I am currently a health and fitness coach looking to expand into more of what I love. Cant wait for y’all to join me. xoxoIMG_3332