Comfy Clothes I’ve Been Wearing Lately

I’m not going to lie–I can’t seem to get off the struggle bus this week. TGIF, though! Since October and the Daylight Savings change, I’ve been in hibernation mode and just way too lazy to do anything super productive–hence why this post is coming out later than usual, haha! Although I really do love this weather and this side of Daylight Savings, I know I’m already (possibly) in trouble with my motivation level for the next several months. But then again, down time is always good and I think I’ve read three entire books this week! I’ve also been living in basically the same rotation of clothes lately and I’m going to share those with you today. Some I purchased fairly recently, so if you’re needing any of these clothes for the next few months–I’ll link where you can purchase them. Some of the photos I post on my Instagram (@lovefromamyblog) are definitely a little more put together than these– but this post gives you a little dose of reality behind the scenes.

Mossimo Sherpa Vest

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I mean, doesn’t this just look super warm? This vest is from Target and you can still purchase it here and in stores. I even wore this for Halloween to make a last-minute Beanie Baby costume!

RD Style Tunic Sweater

This sweater is so soft and comfortable and goes with so many things. I’ve been wearing this with skinny jeans and moto leggings. A similar one can be found here.

Joe Fresh Open Long Cardigan

This is another item that goes with basically anything–jeans, leggings, dresses, etc. It’s super soft and has velvety/felt texture. Plus, you can’t have enough black (as you’ll probably see from the majority of the remaining items in this post). A similar one can be found here.

Calvin Klein Joggers

These sweatpants have been so warm because they have a fleece lining inside. I bought these last year at Sam’s Club when there was a Calvin Klein shipment (and they weren’t so expensive). A similar pair can be found here.

Green Tea Clothing Sweatshirt

I have had this sweatshirt for a while but still wear it regularly. Any sweatshirt when it’s cold is great, though. I will probably be living in this for a while.

Gilligan O’Malley Pajama Pants

These are my favorite pair of pajama pants at the moment, and you can purchase them here. I bought these at Target several months ago and they’re still in stock. These are lightweight, flowy, and just great for wearing around the house.

Mossimo Boyfriend Cardigan

I love cardigans because you can wear them with just about everything. This one from Target is stretchy and super comfortable. This cardigan was in store a few years ago but they always have very similar ones in stock.

Philosophy Sweater

I have  had this sweater for a while but it’s just one of my favorite things to throw on. I bought it in an XXL because it’s so comfy! I can’t seem to find a similar one to link but you can’t go wrong with any over-sized, black and white print, or soft-textured sweater.

Stay warm and cozy this weekend!

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Ways to Style: Fall Outfits

Fall is here again! I’ve broken out the flannel, sweaters, jackets, boots, etc and I couldn’t be happier. Today I’m sharing with you some different fall outfits and how to style different pieces of clothing, in case you’re needing some outfit inspiration. If I can find the exact item again, I’ll link it below. If I can’t find the original, I’ll try to link a similar item.

Flannel Shirts

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FLANNEL SHIRT: Madewell (similar one hereVEST: (similar one here) JEANS: KUT from the Kloth RIDING BOOTS: Old Navy (Similar ones here)

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 FLANNEL SHIRT: (similar one hereJEANS: KUT from the Kloth BOOTS: Target

 Cardigans

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CARDIGAN: (similar one here) TEE: Gap Factory  JEANS: KUT from the Kloth BOOTS: Stitch Fix (similar ones here)

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CARDIGAN: Target (in petite sizes in-store) TSHIRT: A.N.A. JEANS: Gap Factory BOOTS: Target PURSE: Stitch Fix (similar one here)

Sweaters

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SWEATER: Skies Are Blue (similar one here) JEANS: KUT from the Kloth BOOTS: Stitch Fix (similar ones here)

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SWEATER: LOFT (similar one hereJEANS: KUT from the Kloth BOOTS: Target TOTE: (similar one here)

Button Downs

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SHIRT: Amazon  JEANS: KUT from the Kloth BOOTS: Stitch Fix (similar ones here)

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SHIRT: LOFT JEANS: KUT from the Kloth FLATS: Lucky Brand

Jackets

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TSHIRT: Gap Factory (similar one here) JACKET: Old Navy JEANS: KUT from the Kloth  BOOTS: Target

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JACKET: Amazon SHIRT: Amazon JEANS: KUT from the Kloth BOOTS: Target

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September Favorites

I can’t believe September is already over! I look forward to that month every year and then it just seems to fly by way too fast. September brought so many good memories, cool weather, and I know fall is just getting started. Today I’m going to tell you about my favorite things from September, which is fitting because September is also my favorite month and this is my favorite time of the year.

“Chumpkin” Lattes. I’m really not a huge fan of the Pumpkin Spice Latte obsession but I did have a birthday free drink at Starbucks the other day and thought “why not just get a trendy, free one.” I saw they have a new Pumpkin Spice CHAI Tea Latte and that sounded like something I would enjoy because I love chai. I had THE most amazing vanilla chai when I was visiting cousins in Virginia recently, and I’ve been looking for a chai to help fill that void since. While the PSL Chai Latte was amazing and tasted like the holidays in a cup–it was extremely sweet so you might want to ask that they not put so much syrup in it. I looked later and for a Venti sized drink, there were 5 pumps of PSL and 5 pumps of chai. Yikes. Shades of Brown on Brookside, in Tulsa, does a really yummy replica of this drink that’s not nearly as sweet.

Maple Sea Salt RX Bar. Since doing Whole30 a few times, I’ve come to enjoy RX Bars a lot because of the ingredients. RX Bar recently came out with a Maple Sea Salt flavor and it was heavenly.

Thunder by Imagine Dragons. I’ve been training for another half marathon lately and this song has pretty much been on repeat on runs. I love the beat of songs like this that make you want to move and push yourself harder. This song will definitely be on my music play list on race day.

Next I have a few beauty favorites…

 

NYX Wonder Stick. This product is meant for contouring but I’ve been using it as a bronzer. I’ve had issues with powder bronzers working for a while but then getting muddy on my face. One end has a light cream highlighter and the other has the darker shade–I don’t really use the light shade that much but I really like the product as a whole because it’s really easy to blend out.

Glossier Generation G Matte Lipstick. Oh, Glossier! My sweet cousin bought me a few Glossier items for my birthday and I got SOOO excited once I saw the iconic pink, bubble packaging. I received the Generation G Lipstick in the shade Leo and it is the PERFECT shade for me because it’s the color of my natural lips. The formula of this is very creamy and it has been long-lasting so far.

Glossier Rose Balm Dotcom. I’ve heard so much about the Balm Dotcom product and was really wanting to try it. The Rose scent/flavor is slightly tinted and has been a very moisturizing lip product to use. You can also use this on your hands, cuticles, elbows, etc. Thank you, Bec!!

Valjean Labs Facial Serum in Glow. I found this serum for around $6 at TJ Maxx when I was looking for a new bottle of vitamin c serum. This is very similar to the Glossier Super Glow Serum from what I can tell. I’ve been focusing on trying to even out my skin tone and lighten acne scars, and this has helped a lot in the few weeks I’ve been using it.

Honey Girl Organics Face & Eye Cream. I received this moisturizer in my July BlessBox and I still love it! I’ve been using this at night and it feels like it restores my skin while I sleep. The formula is also very thick–so you don’t need to use a lot. You can see how much I’ve used since July in the picture below.

Fall Closet Essentials PDF. One of my favorite blogs to follow is The Fresh Exchange. One of the recent blog posts gave readers a PDF of Fall Closet Essentials and that has been super helpful to determine what I might be missing for the upcoming months.

Ankle Boots. IT’S BOOT SEASON!! I used to wear riding boots non-stop during the fall but in recent years I’ve only been wearing ankle boots. I was looking for a tan-ish pair of ankle boots to add to my closet and really liked these that I found at Target! I even had a Cartwheel discount for them–the Cartwheel app is a must have. This boot is called the DC Dylan Laser Cut Split Booties in Gray and I’ve had so many complements already in the few weeks I’ve worn them.

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My Autumn Mood Board

I hope you are having a wonderful September so far! I spent Labor Day weekend in Virginia and it is definitely preparing for autumn weather. September always makes me so excited for autumn because I love the colors of nature, the cozy layers of clothes, crisp mornings and nights, warm food, etc. Today I’m sharing some images with you that get me in the mood for autumn and I hope for you, as well. I’m not ready to embrace all things pumpkin spice, actually I don’t even like pumpkin spice, but I hope you understand my love of September.

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My Experience with ThredUp

If you’re like me, you have probably seen commercials, adverts, etc., about ThredUp on social media. I am all about trading in clothes for some cash or credit, when it’s time to purge my closet, and I wanted to give ThredUp a try, this time around. Today I’m going to share with you all about my experience using ThredUp and show you some of the things I purchased with my credit.

The first thing you should do is clean out your closet and make a pile of things you want to sell or donate. Next, go to the ThredUp website to order a “Clean Out Kit.” ThredUp will then send you a clean out bag, with postage, and instructions of how to send in your clothes.

Once you fill up the clean out bag, drop the bag off at your nearest FedEx or USPS location and it’ll be on it’s way.


The items that ThredUp may not be able to sell, they will then donate the remaining items on their end. I love that because I don’t have to go to several drop off sites to donate my clothes.

Of the clothing items that you send in, ThredUp will notify you each time something of yours sells on their site. You will receive an amount of credit from the things you sell and you can use it toward a consignment purchase on their website. You will also be charged a small free once your clean out bag is processed, so just keep that in mind. I think it took about 6 weeks for my clean out bag to be processed, because of the high demand. Overall, the process of sending in clothing, shoes, and some jewelry, was very easy and I didn’t mind the wait. ThredUp will also send you an email with the status of your bag so that you can keep checking to see when it will be processed.

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Once a few of my items sold and I had some credit on my account, it was time to look for some things I need this fall! I think I received my order within just a few days of ordering, so that was great! You have the option of trying on the clothes and then returning them if they don’t work out, but, again, you will be charged a small fee.

A black and grey sweater? My favorite! (Not even joking) I found this sweater from Loft and really liked the damask print.

I have been wanting a pair of leather pants for a couple of years now but could never find any that I liked. I found this brand new pair, with tags still attached, from Free People for about eighty percent off. What a bargain!

You wanna know what’s crazier than me wearing leather pants, it’s me wearing something pink! This sweater is also from Loft and I think it’ll be a great addition to my fall wardrobe. I love the sleeves on this sweater and the fact that it’s loose and tunic-style.

Including the small amount of credit I made, I purchased these three items for less than $30! I’m really happy with my ThredUp experience and I know that I’ll buy clothes through them again. I would love to hear from you if you have ever traded in/bought clothed through ThredUp and what your experience was like!

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