As I am getting ready for SPRING over here in the Pines, I am definitely noticing a pattern going on..RUFFLES! They are everywhere right now! When designed tastefully they can be really cute and not obnoxious looking. I have found lots of cute ruffle tops to try out for spring and will be sharing my top picks!
Outfit Details: Ruffle Tee Top (only $35 and also comes in a gorgeous blush pink) , Heels (My favorite pair), Jeans (can’t find exact pair online, similar here), Bag is LV Neverfull MM (thinking about doing a post just on this bag, I am obsessed!)
These pictures were taken a few days ago from my visit to Charlotte. I have to say I love visiting bigger cities just because I can actually go to stores to shop because 99% of my shopping is done online since I live in such a small town. More simple things I love about visiting Charlotte is being able to go to a Chipotle and Target! Two things that are over an hour away from me so when I am in a city that has them, that’s the first thing I want to do! If you follow me on snapchat you probably saw all the Target snaps!
Anyways here are my favorite ruffle tops of the season!
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First off Happy New Year!! I don’t know about you, but I am so ready for 2017! I just love how a new year means a fresh start! I am ready to tackle this year and make this year my best year so far! I have a lot of dreams to accomplish! So lets do this 2017!! I thought it was be fun if I shared each resolution along with a current favorite sweater! Before I get started, I want to share the details of the dress pictured above! It’s such a fun flirty dress, sizing tip ladies, size down! I am wearing an XS and I am by no means an XS girl! It comes to several colors too! So check out the dress here!
My Top Five Resolutions for 2017:
The first sweater I’m sharing is such a closet staple! Love a good neutral!
1.Be consistent with working out. This is HUGE for me! I am so guilty of going all out with workouts then taking a long “break”. This year is going to be different! I will consistently workout 5-6 days a week! I actually have found an amazing workout, Pure Barre! I am so in love with these workouts! They are different everyday and you work out every little muscle! It has been the most effective workout I have ever done! I have been doing Pure Barre for two months now and have lost a whopping 10lbs! Yes! 10 lbs! And still have about 5-10 more lbs to go! Side note I am only 5’4 so any extra weight on me shows up. I firmly believe Barre is life changing and if there is a Pure Barre studio near you…RUN TO IT! Yes its pricey but its your health which is SO important! I just work it into the budget! Speaking of Budgeting…
The second sweater I’m sharing is a two for one! The cowl neck is actually a detachable scarf! The fit of this sweater is super flattering too!
The third sweateris the perfect off the shoulder top! I have tried several and none of them have stayed in place, this one actually does! And the color is so gorgeous!
3. Quiet Time. Being intentional about setting a quiet time with God and really doing daily devotions! I am totally guilty of skipping my time with the Lord because I’m too “busy” but guess what happens when I do that? I can’t think clear, I have too much on my brain and don’t feel fulfilled at all that day! So if I am ever having a bad day, I can almost guarantee you that I didn’t read my Bible that morning!
The fourth sweater just screams ALEXA! I love anything leopard print! I call this my conservative Spice Girls top! Hurry its selling out fast!
4. Eat Healthy and Practice Portion Control! This one is a no brainer. Eat healthyfeel healthy. BUT I know everyday I am not going to be 100% healthy, I am human! But when I do break and eat “bad” foods, I will not go crazy! Portion, Portion, Portion!!! I strongly believe you do not need to deprive yourself of your favorite foods! For me this is pizza and pasta! Yes the Italian and Greek in me is strong when it comes to yummy food!! Tonight I’m making pasta but making it healthier, using ground turkey instead of beef and I’ll be weighing and portioning out my plate. Also one more thing we will be doing is eating at home for 90% of our meals, it’s way healthier and way cheaper!
Last but not least is my favorite cardigan! It is so soft and cozy! A must have!
5. Plan and Organize! One thing about me is that I am a “creative” person and just have ideas bouncing around in my head constantly! So…I ordered an Erin Condren planner for Christmas! And I am in love! It’s sitting beside me right now actually. I love all the fun stickers and planning out my days has been a game changer for me! It is one way I plan to stay organized in 2017!
I hope you have enjoyed my resolutions and that they have encouraged you to start 2017 with a bang!
Hi guys!! I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas! We hosted my family this year and it was one I will never forget! Very peaceful and relaxing. I did the cooking, and kept things very simple and easy(That way I knew it would turn out good)! Copper pretty much kept everyone entertained the whole time, we got him a sweater and a stuffed bear that lasted all day, but sadly mr. bear is no longer with us… I will post a picture of Copper in his sweater at the end of the post! He was too cute!
Speaking of Christmas, I know lots of you got Christmas money, well now is the time to spend it! There are soo many amazing sales going on! It’s honestly hard to keep up with all of them! So I rounded them all up for you today!!
Happy Shopping Friends!!
Ann Taylor – 40% off full price + up to 70% off clearance – code SHOP40
A little more details on my outfits! The first sweater is so cozy and is on flash sale for only $25! The second cozy turtleneck sweater has cashmere in it making it so SOFT and that one is now 40% and under $50 which you can’t beat for cashmere! And lastly the third sweater, the chunky cardigan is now 50% for only $30, I have been wearing this one around the house nonstop! I will be wearing these cozy sweaters on repeat on winter long!
Whenever we are out of town, I love to shop! We live in a small town that doesn’t have a mall, which honestly I LOVE! I love living in a charming small town and just doing all of my shopping online. BUT when I can get to a mall and actually try on clothes I get take advantage of it! So Enjoy my latest shopping trip!
$1,000. You heard right! I had no idea I had made that much money in a few short months by cleaning out my closet but I recently looked at my total sales so far and it was a little over $1,000! I couldn’t believe it! And it honestly couldn’t have been easier! So how did I make $1,000?? PoshMark! Poshmark is the easiest way to sell your gently used clothes! Selling your items can be done in minutes on your phone using the Poshmark app! Unlike ebay and other companies, they pay for the shipping! That was my biggest reason for trying out Poshmark. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve lost money on ebay from the shipping! When an item sells on Poshmark they simply email you a label and you use a free usps box (you order these boxes online and they come to your door..for freee!) and then simply package up your sold items and stick them in the mailbox! It is that simple!
A Few Tips:
Order these and thesefree boxes (These sizes fit perfectly in my mailbox, this way I don’t have to go to the Post Office)
Price everything fairly, items that are priced too high will not get you sales. Yes you may have paid $50 for that sweater but now its worth about $10. I would rather sell lots of clothing for cheap and get PAID rather than having it all sit in my closet still.
Take good quality pictures that really show the clothing for what it is, do not ever try to deceive your buyers because you want to build a trustworthy relationship with them
Offer a discount bundle (I offer 15% off when you buy 2 or more items)
Have a printer at home
Get fun colored or printed tissue paper to wrap up your clothes in
Include a thank note
Send everything that sells ASAP! The quicker you send an item the quicker you get $$$
Use my code ” JWCKK ” when signing up for the Poshmark app & you will automatically have a $5 credit! Wish I had this code when I signed up!
Be sure to check my personal Poshmark accountbecause I am adding new items daily and still have so much more to list! My username is @alexaelizabeth
Hi Instagam + SnapChat Friends! I did my first clothing haul try on and wanted to share all the links for you ladies to shop, since I know I can’t be the only one still not done with Christmas Shopping! If you enjoyed my little clothing haul please let me know and I’ll keep posting them when I get big shipments in! I will still be Instagramming and blogging each item but I wanted to give you guys a sneak peak of what’s to come and because I know you probably want to get all of your Christmas shopping done soon! I am always happy to help you in the shopping department! Also make sure you are following me on Instagram and SnapChat name is: Lifestyleswlex
Also very quickly I wanted to share this sweater with you because I have it in the red, green and grey! And…its now 40% off!!! Time to buy the black one!!
This is by far my most favorite gift guide yet! I am the definition of a homebody! I love nothing more than being cozied up at home! I love to wear fluffy socks, having an afternoon cup of hot tea in a cozy mug, & wrapped up in a furry throw! And for Copper to be curled up next to me which is currently doing as I type this! Oh the puppy snuggles are just the best! I hope you enjoy this gift guide and let me know if there are any more gift guides you would like to see!
All of these cute items are my favorite ideas for stocking stuffers! I LOVE makeup! What girl doesn’t?! And I am always watching makeup tutorials, so makeup is the best gift ever in my book! I linked all of the makeup I use + the colors that I use! I am also a huge coffee drinker! Love me some coffee! So of course I want coffee mugs!(Even though my hubby might have a mini heart attack if I get one more mug!) But I say the more the merrier when it comes to mugs because they just bring so much joy in the mornings! I linked a few adorable mugs above! I also love anything cozy! Especially cozy/fuzzy socks and I found these and these that are 3 pairs for $18! SCORE! Cozy scarves ($10) also make amazing Christmas gifts! Also I love any kind of yummy smelling body washes and hand soaps!My favorite ones are from Ulta which are buy 2 get 2 free right now! So many good deals going on right now!
You can’t forget Christmas pajamas! I linked a few adorable pairs above, But my all time favorite pj’s are from Victoria’s Secret. And right now all of the MOST LOVED Pajama setsare $39.50!! Score! Shop HERE! You can’t go wrong with any of them! I do love these!