How To Shop Smart I Spring Edition

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Hello everyone!

Springtime inspired me to purge my closet (I’ll be sharing more about that in a future post) to make more room. And guess what? I could fling open the closet door and experience a breeze of fresh air wafting out, and all without a mountain of fabric avalanching on my face. Okay, that’s a little exaggerated, but you get the gist!

And with that extra room, I wanted to do a bit of smart shopping to start off 2015, which is pretty much the following formula: shopping affordably + appropriately to the season. 599fashion wanted to help me reach my goal, and so I’m here to share with you a few items they sent over! I love how they offer so many options for clothing, accessories, lifestyle, etc… AND did you know they boast an extended line to include items for men+women+children – any creative last minute ideas for Mother’s or Father’s day, anyone? ;).

Let me show you my little haul with 599fashion.com! I’ll leave you a rundown of the details (shipping, thoughts on quality, etc) after the images. Let me know your thoughts!

item one: TASSEL EARRINGS

super cute, not too large for my ears, brand new and the little chains added a fun flair to my outfit! 

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item two: FAUX STONE BANGLE

i adore this piece. it’s bohemian. it’s classic. it’s bendable. it’s simple.

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Doesn’t it look absolutely… thoughtful, for an inanimate object? heh.

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item three: GOLD LINK NECKLACE

too sweet for words. a lovely complement for the classic white tee.

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isn’t it?

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item four: LAYERED CHAINS NECKLACE

whimsical, and the universal necklace. any look, and BAM. you’re done.

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item  five: GEOMETRIC PLATED NECKLACE

the quirky, outgoing one. free to pair with anything to add a little funk.

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oh, yeah.

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item six: THE SUNNIES

standard shades. cool texture.

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item seven: FLUFFY SLIPPERS

need i say more?

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oh, my darling!

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item eight: EMBROIDERED FLORALS

my favorite shirt atm. so spring but so versatile.

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that detail, though…

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item nine: MICKEY GOES ABROAD

a fun, mickey-inspired shirt with the CUTEST bow formed into the shirt.

see below.

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amazing.

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And yeah! I hope you enjoyed that sneak peek. I’ll link a video to show me trying on all of the items in the set HERE. or here.

THOUGHTS:

SHIPPINGfast! arrived just a few days after placing the order

SERVICEeasy, and very responsive. i even received an e-mail update regarding where the package was!

SETthe amount of items offered on 599fashion.com is immense! i love that there are so many styles that are catered to, and the price point (everything $5.99 or less

AVAILABILITY (sorry, no more alliteration): things go pretty quickly due to the low price points, so the exact items that even I’m showing you may not be on the website anymore. however, there are so many products loaded, which means similar things are sure to be discovered. how you go about that is up to you! it’s the ultimate scavenger hunt 🙂

Aaaaand that’s it! I hope you enjoyed the images and found this post helpful – let me know if you have any questions and I’ll get back to you! 🙂

Have a lovely day!

Jessica

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*the items in this post were provided by 599fashion.com for consideration. all thoughts are my own and are 100% honest!*

[stylespace] One Day My Prints Will Come…

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And they came!

Hehe oh, hello there!

So over the summer, I introduced  a few items to my wardrobe – and one of the stars of the new additions are these printed pants from Zara!

I showed them in a haul uploaded this past week – click here (or here or here or here) if you want to take a look at the rest of the new items!

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It’s shopping vicariously… through me! 🙂

 And without further ado, here are the pants!

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These are super simple to style, and I love the elaborate print combined with muted colors that make it a breeze to coordinate.

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On top I have my favorite statement necklace EVER. Seriously. Ever.

MRAHHH I love.

Paired it with a plain white tee from H&M and a thrifted mustard yellow cardigan!

On nails: Essie’s “show me the ring” – the champagne/frosty finish is a lovely complement to the ensemble, don’t you think?

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The pants came with the belt, which (obviously) matches quite well. I love how casual the outfit can be by simply switching the pants for jeans, or dressed up by switching the pants for a pencil skirt!

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BEAUTIFUL.

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And here I present to you the wilted hydrangea that I could have placed the necklace on for your viewing pleasure ;).

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Exhibit A: I thought the dotted pattern would make a cool backdrop, but didn’t consider that I was too short to make it all the way up there, heh.

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Look at that print!

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Oh, hello again!

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The day was lovely 🙂

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Did You Know? Sitting on bricks is quite… comfortable…

And makes for a thankful heart when there are comfy chairs to sink into later!

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Again with these gorgeous booties from Nordstrom Rack! Seriously living on my feet!

 I hope you enjoyed this style snippet, and have a lovely day!

Love,

Jess

P.S. If you are curious as to see how these pieces look in action, and a few entertaining bloopers, click here (or here or here or here) for this edition in video format!

[stylespace] puppy love

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Hello, there!

I don’t know about you, but whenever  I see an adorable canine, my heart goes pitter-patter-pitter-patter! I mean, I’m sure it does that all the time. Otherwise, I would be dead. But I especially am aware during these moments.

And maybe you feel the same way? So I put together a casual outfit – perfect for running errands, going on a picnic, or reading a book! – with a darling pup as the focal point!

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Except my hair is covering it. But here it is below –

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And now for the collective, Awwwwwwwwwwwww!

It’s napping, too!

Pair a dusty orange tank with dark wash denim jeans for a subtle contrast. Adore the juxtaposition of two complementary colors. : )

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These boots from Nordstrom Rack have been a winter staple, and I have no shame breaking the news that these are pulled out at least every other day. The rich brown color is so natural and deep… my boots-heart swoons a little every time I zip these up in the back.

And yes, I’m short. I had to cuff these American Eagle jeans to make this happen.

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Thought I’d do something a little different and feature a book I have been loving! I read it for the first time several years ago and it stood out to me ever since. Shadow of the AlmightyElisabeth Elliot, is a biography of her first husband, who loved God more than his own life – and showed it. It’s a striking example of how the love of God can pull sinners (all of us!) from a path to death to a path of life and righteousness, by His sanctifying grace!

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So, I’m re-reading it. And I hope you’ll join me!

Aaaaand, I picked up this little beaut from Forever 21 – only $7.80 for a statement necklace! Isn’t it absolutely delightful? So fun and bright. Hopefully, it will be here to stay for a while… Forever 21 isn’t known for long-term utility products.

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Also, wordpress.com just informed me that it’s my 1 year anniversary for blogging on this site! How exciting! : )

Have a lovely Monday in the Lord!

Love,

Jess

[hackspace] revamping wardrobes!

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Howdy, folks! I feel a little cowgirl-ish today, if you know what I mean. 🙂

So, I decided to be a good girl and rummage through my closet, looking for neglected clothing that need new homes! It’s crazy how the interwebs work, as two items have already sold since I posted them yesterday – and so I thought I’d show what’s available here so y’all can take a crack at it. I love all the items listed, but you know when the time has come for them to go – even if they’re pretty much brand new -.-” If you have any questions, feel free to drop them down below, and I’ll skedaddle to answer them as quickly as possible! Simply click the first photo of the item to visit the page! 🙂

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1.) Striped Bodycon Skirt

Price: $5.99 Auction/$7.99 Buy it now

I love how the vertical stripes slim the figure, but alas – this skirt and I have parted ways. And black/white combos are so in this spring!

Tragic, I know.

But hopeful, for you!

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2.) Asymmetrical Tribal/Geometric Design Top with Rhinestone detailing

Price: $7.99 Auction/$8.99 Buy it now

Note: one of those stringy thingamajigs that’s supposed to help hang the shirt snapped off, but the other one is fine. But honestly, I don’t understand the point of putting them on shirts that can clearly hang on all by themselves. Maybe they can charge a little extra or something? The mysteries.

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3.) Ruffle Halter Sheer Plaid Pattern Summer Top
Price: $7.99 Auction/$9.99 Buy it now
I also really enjoy the structured collar and form of this top. But… you know. Sometimes, you buy something, love it, and for some reason… never really wear it. The time has come for someone else to enjoy it.

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4.) Forever 21 Navy Blue/Cream Tribal Shorts

Price: $11.99 Auction/$13.99 Buy it now

I really like the way these shorts fit – they’re so soft, and the pattern makes it so fun! I would pair this with a sheer blouse and maybe some cork wedges – so cute! 🙂 How would you style them?

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5.) Theme V-Neck Top with Tulle Flowers and Delicate Beadwork [never worn]

Price: $7.99 Auction/$9.99 Buy it now

This is such a lovely piece! I love how it screams spring without being all in-your-face about it. So versatile. Yes. Yes. Yes.

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6.) Tribal Bodycon Dress

Price: $5.99 Auction/$6.99 Buy it now

This dress isn’t really my style, but it sneakily ended up in my closet! Please, help! 🙂

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7.) Forever 21/Heritage 1981 Scalloped Neckline/Black Eyelet Summer Dress

Price: $8.99 Auction/$11.99 Buy it now

This was actually a friend’s, and she never wore it. So she gave it to me to share with the world! I looooove the detailing here, but… I don’t fit in it haha.It’s perfect for the beach~ throw on a light cardigan and you’re good to go!

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8.) Scott McClintock Vintage (like, legitimately vintage) Cocktail Dress with Brooch

Price: $21.99 Auction/$24.99 Buy it now

This is hands down my favorite sell! It’s SO beautiful, it literally took my breath away when I saw it. And I bought it, even though… again, I can’t fit in it. There’s this boning that made me realize someone who’s a size small is the “diamond in the rough” who can wear such a beautiful piece (did anyone catch the reference?)

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Love. Love love love.

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9.) Wet Seal Messenger Bag

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10.) J.Crew Chino “Broken-in” Shorts

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