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Showing posts with label style. Show all posts

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

unboxing // nadine west #2

This is my second Nadine West box and I'm pretty excited about it! To recap a bit, Nadine West is a fashion subscription box where you receive a few items per month (or every two weeks by preference) to try on. If you don't like them, send them back. If you do like them, keep them for their (low) price! This month my $9.78 for shipping was applied to any item I decided to keep, along with a Facebook coupon of $3. You really can't get any better for a fashion subscription box. This month I received five items: three clothing pieces and two jewelry pieces. Here they are!
I'll start with the clothing. I loved the print of the Animal Inside leopard print top ($25.49), but I'm just not a cold shoulder fan. NW didn't know that, though, but I'll be sure to update my reviews! I'll be sending it back. The sage green Stay Casual ($17.99) shorts were really cute but I don't need any more casual wear, so they're going back. Then there was a short sleeve baseball tissue tee called Infield ($22.99) in a fantastic tunic length. You bet this one is staying with me. A tunic length top with a baseball related name? Yup.
On to the jewelry! The earrings, called Diamond Dangle ($12.99) had a very nice pavè design, but not my style. The necklace, Hoop Dreams ($16.99) was fantastic for my style, but I have an almost identical one in a bronze tone, so both of these pieces went back.

Overall, I'm pretty impressed with the style chosen for this box, I just didn't need duplicates. I'm also impressed that in one month's feedback they've pretty much nailed my taste. If you'd like to try Nadine West for yourself, please use my referral code RS8D-YENH-P4J3 for a FREE set of earrings, AND free shipping when you sign up!

Until next month!

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See all of my Nadine West unboxing posts here.
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Wednesday, May 16, 2018

unboxing // nadine west #1


I recently signed up for Nadine West, a budget-friendly fashion subscription box. It's set up similar to other fashion shopping boxes - they send you some items, you only keep and pay for what you love, and send back the rest in the same envelope with the enclosed shipping label.

The best part is you can choose your frequency to receive boxes, either every two weeks or every four, and you only pay $9.78 for shipping, which is then applied to anything you do end up keeping. Your package is styled to things that you input into your profile, and you can choose things you don't want and even colors you don't wear (for instance - I stated I don't wear orange). Each item is under $35, but most average about $18.

My first box I got to try for free with the code NADINE, which deducted the initial shipping cost, and I even got a $3.00 discount if I kept anything. I chose to receive a package every four weeks to beef up my work and workout wardrobe a bit before I go full time at the office and start regularly going to the gym. I received six total items: one top, two bottoms, and three jewelry items.
Here are the clothing pieces I received. The Ballet Floral leggings ($30.99) had really cute mesh panels on the backs of the calves, but the pinkish floral print just wasn't me. Had these been black I would've been all over them, but these went back. The Not Your Gramma's Cami ($18.99) was a stretchy material and had cute detailing across the chest without being too low cut, so I'm keeping this one to go under cardigans this fall. The Bow Tied ($19.49) shorts were another thing I wanted to love, but I just can't make shorts like this work for my body type. I loved the color, but these went back.
First I'll say that all of the jewelry went back. These were super cute pieces, but they don't fit my current style. The Knot Me ($14.99) bracelet was cute, but I would've preferred it in gold. The Beneath My Wings ($14.99) earrings are just something I'd never wear, and the Starlight Starbright ($26.99) necklace was adorable, but was too similar to a starfish and I'm a mountains-not-beach kind of gal.

I wasn't disappointed with the selections in my first box as they're still feeling out my style and the items were really cute. I'm excited to see how they take my feedback and put together my next box!

Try Nadine West for yourself here!

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Monday, December 19, 2016

mini haul from tn

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While out in Tennessee, we may have done a lot of shopping, but most of it was for gift giving. However, I did pick up some clothes I'd had on my "to find" list and a few odds and ends.

Did you know if you sign up for the Eddie Bauer Adventure Rewards they send you a $10 certificate every so often that you can use on anything? We stopped by the outlets and everything in the store was half off, so I scored two Stasher Totes for only $2 and some change. I love little collapsible bags I can put in my purse, so I'm glad we stopped there.

We stopped by Ulta and while I had a few gifts in mind, I picked up Tree Hut's Passion Fruit and Guava Shea Sugar Scrub. I'm a sucker for anything passion fruit and I've really gotten into scrubs lately. My e.l.f. powder is panned so I thought I'd try the Essence All About Matt! Fixing Compact Powder for a change. I've already cracked it open and I like it so far.

The In Vitamin Activated Charcoal Tooth Powder is something I've wanted to try but didn't want to order, so I snatched it up at a hefty discount at TJ Maxx. I'm going to give it a shot.

I'm excited to try all of these!


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Tuesday, November 08, 2016

life lately

Happy Election Day, America! I voted, did you?

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In other news, my boss got some new geckos and they're really sweet. Look at this little guy! They're so soft. This one hung out on my shoulder for a bit while I stocked at work.

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I've gotten more into baths lately, so I've been using up some bath bombs. Here's one from Ladyburg. So if you have any recs, send them my way!

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I've been getting lots of wear out of my new leggings! Here's the print Royal Ruby. They just released faux fur lined and fleece lined prints, so I can't wait to get some shopping done!

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The past week has been pretty weird, as I've had a bout with a nasty sinus/allergy headache, then what appeared to be a virus that kept me out of work yesterday. Sigh. I didn't even get any blogging done yesterday while I was home in bed.

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Saturday, October 08, 2016

a rainy saturday & leggings

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Today was a pretty rainy Saturday. If you don't know by now, this does not upset me. I love rain. It made for a pretty slow work day, though.

Life has been busy lately. I've been working and helping prepare for the holidays at the store and we redid the Halloween windows.

I did become an affiliate for an interesting company, Legging Army. I started off with two pairs, Cheetalicious and Paisley Days. I have to say, I love these things. They're so soft! I pretty much never have to wear real pants again.

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Friday, September 23, 2016

fashion friday: life is

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I was provided the "Life is Tough" shirt from Cents of Style in exchange for this post. Affiliate links are included.

When Cents of Style contacted me to write a post about life, I wasn't super sure about it. I am generally a pessimist, but thought "hey, I can do this, I have a pretty decent life!" So I chose the "Life is tough, but so are you" tee.

Everyone's had some tough spots in life, and I'm no different. Sometimes a little reminder can make all the difference - that you're tough, too!

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This shirt, though? So soft and the fit is fantastic. The best part? They're only $15.95 and they ship free with code LIFEIS1! ♥




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Tuesday, August 16, 2016

downtown shenanigans & an outfit

Thursday, I met up with Jess in Downtown Frederickburg and we had a delicious lunch and strolled around despite the depressing heat. Our first stop was Hyperion, where I tried their seasonal pomegranate iced black tea. So tasty. If you're in the area, definitely stop in for a drink.

I don't eat out a lot downtown even though I work down there. I normally grab takeout or delivery from certain places that are super close. It was nice to be able to sit down and eat somewhere new! We had an amazing lunch at Vivify. Of course I had falafel.

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And as typical bloggers do, we found a nice wall and snapped some outfit photos. This was more of a "I know it's going to be hot so try to find something cute but cool" outfit, but I think it worked out pretty well, haha.

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skirt: similar // shoes: similar // tank: exact // bag: similar // sunglasses: similar

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Wednesday, July 27, 2016

an outfit post - #1

Last week, Jess and I went to the #BloggerScene Rooftop Cocktail Party at the Embassy Row Hotel. Here's what I wore!

#bloggerscene blogger scene outfit post embassy row hotel rooftop cocktail party

#bloggerscene blogger scene embassy row hotel rooftop cocktail party

An added bonus? We all received great pieces of Kendra Scott jewelry from the Fall 2016 Collection for coming. My piece was the ever fabulous Brinkley cuff.

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outfit:
top (similar, similar) // jeans (actual, similar) // cutout heels (actualsimilar) // bracelet (similar, similar) // sunglasses (actual, similar)



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