Finally October // 5 Pumpkin Things to Buy at Trader Joe’s // 50% SALE!!

Striped Tee Now $17 with free shipping (no minium) Shop here:

 

Flannel Off the Shoulder Top Now $29 with free shipping (no minium) Shop here: 

 

Grey Sweater is Now $29 with free shipping (no minium) Shop here:

 

Happy finally October Friends!! I am so excited to finally kick off fall! Fall is definitely MY season! I might be a June baby, but fall is when I am the most happy! I love getting cozy with a cup of coffee, snuggling with a chunky knit blanket, (currently wrapped up in this $30 throw)  & wearing ALL the fall things! Ah! I mean boots, sweaters, flannel & scarves are my JAM! So I am just one happy gal right now! But what I’m even more excited about is this AMAZING sale going on at one of my favorite retailers! The whole store (online only)  is 50% off and FREE SHIPPING with no minimum ! So I have rounded up my favorites for you to shop And what fall staples I will be ordering!!

Have a wonderful week my loves!!

PS- To celebrate OCTOBER, I have rounded up my Top 5 favorite PUMPKIN things to buy at Trader Joe’s is! Keep scrolling till the end of this post to see my mini pumpkin review!! Goodness I just love this time of year! 🙂

 

Cozy Pink Color Block Sweater is Now $29 with free shipping (no minium) Shop here:

 

Cozy off the shoulder Top is Now $24 with free shipping (no minium) Shop here:

 

Fun Striped Blousy Top is Now $19 with free shipping (no minium) Shop here:

 

Cozy Grey Top Now $17 with free shipping (no minium) Shop here:

 

The BEST Cardigan ever is Now $29 with free shipping (no minium) Shop here:

 

Cut out shoulder sweater is Now $24 with free shipping (no minium) Shop here:

 

WHAT’S IN MY SHOPPING CART!!

Now to shop what is in my cart!! Since this sale is 50% I am going for fall basics! This means JACKETS! And boy do they have the cutest ones that are right on trend this season! So now is the time to buy these pieces!!

This amazing Camo Jacket is Now $54 with free shipping (no minium) Shop here:

 

This pink faux leather jacket is to die for!! Now $64 with free shipping (no minium) Shop here:

 

Must have Jacket for fall is Now $49 with free shipping (no minium) Shop here:

 

Such a cozy sweatshirt, Now $27 with free shipping (no minium) Shop here:

 

And now….

TOP 5 FAVORITE PUMPKIN GOODIES TO BUY FROM TRADER JOE’S

  1. First we have the PUMPKIN JOE JOE’S!! Joe Joe’s are Trader Joe’s version of Oreos! These cookies are sooooo addicting and so delicious!! They have a pumpkin cream filling! Autumn never tasted so good!
  2. PUMPKIN SPICE TEA!! This tea is not overwhelming with pumpkin! It has just enough pumpkin spice in it! It has easily become one of my favorite afternoon pick me ups! (Tastes really good when paired with a Joe Joe or two)
  3. PUMPKIN TORTILLA CHIPS! I know, the sound of that sounds kind of gross… I was very hesitant when buying these, now three bags later (no joke), they are my absolute favorite chips EVER! Again the pumpkin is not overwhelming but just enough to taste like fall!
  4. HARVEST SALSA! The best salsa ever when paired with the pumpkin tortilla chips! This has been my favorite late night snack lately! The salsa tastes so fresh yet taste just like how you would imagine autumn would taste like!
  5. PUMPKIN SPICE RXBAR! These bars are my favorite on the go snacks! Trader Joe’s has several flavors of them too! I usually eat one before my pure barre class starts just to give me an boost of energy! This pumpkin spice bar tastes like a pumpkin spice brownie! No joke! You have to give one a try!

 

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My Three Favorite Cozy Tops for Fall Under $40!

Flare Sleeve Sweater

 

I’m in LOVEEE with all three tops for Fall! And did you happen to notice something that they all have in common?? BELL SLEEVES!  They are everywhere this season & I just can’t get enough of them! All three cozy tops are $39 a piece with free shipping (no minimum)! And they all three come in different colors! So I’m linking all the colors for you as well because I mean at these prices why not?!

 

 

Bouclé V-Neck Sweater

 

Washed Bell Sleeve Tee

 

Size Tip- I am wearing size XS in all three tops!

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Girls Night Out Dress

Hi girlfriends! I hope everyone is having a wonderful week! I’m currently in North Carolina & boy does it still feel like HOT summer here! I have been dying to whip out all of my fall boots, knits & scarves but it looks like I’m going to be enjoying a few more weeks of warmer weather! Which I am totally fine with if it means I get to keep wearing all the cute dresses like this one!

 

This dress just SCREAMS Girls Night Out to me!!  I have been eyeing it for awhile now & at the insane price of $56 + free shipping, I finally decided to try it out to see what all the hype is about. (y’all this dress has over 700 amazing reviews on it!) And now I want it in ALL the colors (comes in 7 colors!)  When you put it on, you immediately feel fierce! Super flattering dress for all body types! I can see this dress also transitioning perfectly into fall by adding a chunky cardigan (like this one)  over it & pairing it with a floppy hat! Also these adorable peep toe booties are so comfortable and are under $40! Must have for fall! And I love how this necklace just gave the dress a more edgy look, it’s actually light weight & under $30! If you notice most of my looks are very affordable! I really try to find you guys the best quality pieces at understandable price points! If you decide to order this dress let me know what you think & send me pictures of how you styled it!  🙂

Size Tip: I am wearing a size Small in this dress! I’m typically a size 2 & I am 5’4 for a height reference!

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Baby Doll Dress + 5 Ways to Grow Your Instagram

Outfit Details: Baby Doll Dress from Catch Bliss , TB Sandals in color “sand”

 

Happy Friday Loves!! TGIF! Can I get an amen?!

Today I am sharing with you the sweetest baby doll dress from Catch Bliss Boutique! When I saw this dress, I knew right away it would be an awesome summer dress! Stripes, blue & white, nautical, has pockets & it’s 100% cotton! I mean it hits all the summer criteria that I look for when dress shopping! I have been a big fan of Catch Bliss for awhile now, I also have my eyes on this dress & this dress! Definitely check them out for those vacations coming up!!

Something I get asked all the time is how did I grow my Instagram following! I wish there was a cut and dry answer to this! Trust me I would love to know the secret too! 🙂 Honestly it just takes lots of time, dedication, & creativity! I have learned a few tips along the way that I will share! I am still learning more and more about social media everyday and it’s constantly changing! I hope these tips help you grow your Instagram! Remember we are all in this together! Good Luck!!!

5 Ways to Grow Your Instagram:

  1. Be consistent! If you are wanting to make blogging a full-time career, you have to be consistent! Post at least once daily on your Instagram! Most of the big time bloggers post twice a day! I only post once a day because I want there to be quality over quantity!
  2. Be Social. If someone took the time to comment on your picture, reply back, go to their page and leave them a sweet comment on their latest picture! Pay it forward! I gaurantee you that person will probably always follow you because you made the effort!
  3. Post at Optimal Hours! I wouldn’t post a picture in the middle of the night because who is going to see that?? Post when you feel like your target audience is on their smartphones! This could be lunch time hours, after dinner hours, or maybe even right before work hours! And try out different times and see what pictures got the most likes and start posting at that time everyday! It’s honestly all trial and error.
  4. Post Good Quality Pictures! This is huge! You want people to come back to your page and feel inspired when they look at your pictures! Try to make sure there is good lighting! Bright pictures are happy pictures!
  5. Have a Theme! You want people to understand exactly what it is that you do from the moment they see your page! Make it clear! If you are a fitness account, make sure you are posting about healthy eating, workout clothing or fitness routines, not random pictures of your dog (which are fine on occasion! haha) When people go to my Instagram page, it is clear that I am a fashion blogger, I post my daily outfits, share beauty tips..etc. and if they like my sense of style, they will more than likely start following me to get daily outfit inspiration from me!

And remember to have fun!!!

Thank you Catch Bliss for sponsoring today’s blog post!

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Leopard Print is My Favorite Color

Happy Wednesday Friends!!

I wanted to share this adorable cold shoulder, leopard print dress I snagged a few weeks ago! I have been searching for a new leopard print outfit and this one exceeded my expectations, the quality was amazing for such a low price ($42 with free shipping). I’m also on the hunt for the perfect leopard print swimsuit so if you find one let me know where in the comments! I have been a leopard print lover my whole life, it’s such a fun print that really shows off my crazy personality. I always pair leopard with gold accessories too, like these adorable Millers. Gold is another love of mine, I feel like the pop of gold pairs nicely with this certain print.

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26 THINGS YOU MIGHT NOT KNOW ABOUT ME

Hello Friends!!

I know it’s been awhile since I have blogged! Life has been crazy, but honestly when is life not crazy? Anyways, I wanted to do a fun post telling a little bit more about myself and the girl behind Lifestyles With Lex! I hope this helps you get to know me a little bit more, other than my love of fashion!

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Friday Favorites

Hello loves & HAPPY FRIDAY!

Today I’m sharing all the details on my current favorites! Just a side note on here, I am obsessed with this North Carolina spring like weather! It’s been amazing here, can’t believe its February and I’m in shorts! Crazy right? Anyways let’s get started on my Friday Favorites List!

  1. St. Tropez Self Tanner. I love a good self tanner and have tried them all! I used to be a tanning bed addict back in my cheerleading days and boy do I regret that now! Ladies it’s not worth the risk of skin cancer! So right now I am relying on good self tanners to get that summer glow since its apparently it’ already shorts season here in the pines! This self tanner is a bit pricey but I love the natural look of it and that it’s gradual. I have been getting professional spray tans done too so when I’m in between spray tans this stuff is a life saver!

2. Revlon Matte Lip Color. I have never been one to wear drugstore lip color, but this stuff is the real deal, trust me! I love the matte finish it has when it dries! I color I use is “Seduction” and that is what I’m wearing in today’s blog post!

3. Too Faced Natural Eyes. This eye palette is a game changer! So many different looks too. What I like most about it is that I love all of the colors & use them all. Definitely give this a try ladies, especially if you have brown eyes like me.

4. The Magnolia Story. I mean come on who doesn’t love Chip and Joanna Gaines?! I love to wind down at night with a good book and just disconnect from technology since I am constantly on my phone and laptop! This is a wonderful read! Check it out!

5. La Croix.  I have a real obsession with my sparkling waters! These are so refreshing! My favorite flavors are Passion Fruit and Pineapple Strawberry!

6. This Shimmering Sequin Top! My most favorite item of my Friday favorites! This fun top is from Catch Bliss Boutique! Guys you have to check them out! They have the cutest clothes and are always getting in new shipments and fresh styles. I have a few items in my cart right now like this fun White Off the Shoulder Dress and this Baby Blue Cold Shoulder Dress! Catch Bliss Boutique started with the vision of offering the latest contemporary wardrobe staples and season must-have pieces and that is exactly what they have done!!

Okay friends I hope you have enjoyed my Friday Favorites! Let me know in the comments if this is something I should do on a weekly!

Have a wonderful weekend!!

Thank you Catch Bliss for sponsoring today’s blog post!

 

 

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Pineapple Fever

Yes, it’s true.. I have Pineapple Fever! I always have and probably always will! I simply adore pineapples! I recently bought the cutest pineapple tray ever (it’s linked below). Did you know that the pineapple is symbolic for southern hospitality? Another reason I am in love with decorating with this sweet fruit, also it’s very fitting for me since I live in the “Land of the Pines” here in North Carolina.

I hope you enjoy my favorite Pineapple picks!

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Ruffles For Days

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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