Fashion Addict Part 1: Breaking the Buying Cycle


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Hi friends,

Today I am talking about something a little different. If you know me well, you know that I am a bargain shopper and try to get everything I buy for as little as possible. You also know I have a little side gig working as an on-call associate for Belk whenever they need me on the weekends.

Those two things combined with my love for clothes and shoes can be dangerous. I can find sooo many cute things at amazing prices when I work at Belk that I find myself walking out the door owing Belk more than I made that day!

I am usually very good with my money and budget things out. Recently, however, I realized I could be saving so much more if I actually wore all the clothes in my closet instead of buying something new several times a month. (Yikes!)

Because of those things, I want to force myself to wear only the things in my closet for the rest of the month and make no new fashion purchases unless it is something absolutely necessary. Honestly, this shouldn’t be anything. I have so many options I can’t think of anything that would be dire enough for me to break this pact with myself.

Each week through the month of May I will update you all on my personal challenge so I can hold myself accountable. Do any of you get caught up in the thrill of the sale and purchase unnecessary items?

Easy T-shirt Kind of Week

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Hi friends,

I am heading to NYC this morning where the spring weather is no where to be found! It is predicted to be quite chilly so I packed several sweaters and hats to stay warm. Follow me on Instagram @palmettocouture to see all my NYC posts!

Today’s blog is similar to the last because I love the idea of throwing on a cute tee and jeans and then adding heels and jewelry to dress it up a notch.

This top is from Belk and comes in a few colors. My jeans are from Express (I wear them ALL the time), and my heels are by Sam Edelman.

I have SO many pairs of shoes from Sam Edelman, my closet is full of green shoe boxes, haha! They are great quality shoes and that always keeps me a happy customer. The price point is usually $70 and up but they are worth the money in my opinion.

What are your go-to brands for shoes? I also love Jessica Simpson, Vince Camuto, and BCBG!

3 Must-Haves for Spring!

Hi friends,

March is here, and I am so ready for warm weather! I absolutely love getting outside and being active this time of year. Another thing I love, is switching out my closet to prepare for the warmer months. Southerners know how hot it can get during the summer time, so I am going to milk these few spring months for as long as they last!

In the midst of transitioning to warm weather clothing, here are 3 of my must-haves for this Spring season:

1. Statement Flats– I am currently OBSESSED with lace up and studded flats! They started with top fashion designers like Valentino and have worked their way into more affordable options. Thank goodness!

These are perfect with skinny jeans, shorts, dresses, you name it! I’ve linked some of my favorites below.

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Steve Madden (shown)/ Halogen Studded (obsesses with these!)/ Target Lace Ups (awesome price!)

2. Neon Everything– While in the winter months I am heavily clad in a black and gray scale, Spring gives me a chance to break out of the classics and have a little fun. A pop of neon is a way to brighten your look without resembling a highlighter.

One of my favorite ways to incorporate neon is with a cute clutch or handbag. Its an easy way to sass things up!

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TopShop Saddle Bag (shown)/ Neon Pink Clutch/Neon Citron Tee

3. Bright Lips– If you know me well, you know my obsession with lipstick. I have over 40 lipsticks and am always looking for more! This spring, I see bright lips in the forecast including hot pinks, bold corals, and fuchsias.

I’ve always said a lipstick can change your mood and your look instantly. Check out the fun colors linked below.

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Maybelline in Fuschia Fever (shown)/ COLOURPOP in Scandy/ Lancome in Miss Coquelicot

What are your favorite spring items to wear? Let me know by commenting! Also, don’t forget to subscribe (left side of screen) by email so you never miss a post.

Dressing for the Weekend

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I love to dress up! Dressing up always makes me feel fabulous and sassy, but there are times when I just want to be casual and comfortable too.

While I would love to live in sweats and Ugg boots some days, if I want to leave the house, I try to make a little more effort in my attire. Above, I paired basic pieces to create a look that was super comfortable and still stylish. If you remember from this post, I am a fan of combining warmth, style, and comfort!

By pulling together basics like a long sleeve tee, a monogrammed fleece vest, and jeans, you immediately have an easy outfit that you can style up with booties, a fun handbag, and festive scarf.

You can find similar items like what I am wearing here: Long Sleeve/ Vest/ Jeans/ Booties

What is your go-to weekend look? Are you casual or dressy? Let me know!

MYTH BUSTED: Cozy can be Stylish!

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As the temperature gets cooler, we often find ourselves choosing warmth over style. I am guilty of this myself, but when I find a stylish piece of fall and winter gear that also keeps me warm, I don’t hesitate in making a purchase!

This faux fur and chunky knit wrap is going to be put on repeat the next few months! It is so warm and cozy, and I bet you won’t believe I bought it at Target! It is great quality for the price tag of about $40!

Wraps and ponchos are pieces that are easily incorporated into your closet because you can pair them with basics that you already own. Putting a fun printed wrap over a turtleneck or long sleeve shirt gives a nice layered look that will seem like you put much more effort into planning your outfit than you really did! You can always belt your wrap to accentuate your waist and have a more polished look too!

Here are a few other wraps and ponchos that I love: French Connection / Chip & Pepper / Merona

Outfit pictured- Wrap: Target/ Long sleeve shirt: Belk (Red Camel)/ Jeans: Express/ Boots: Frye/ Purse: Brahmin

And special thanks to my beautiful mother who took these pics! We are learning how to use my new dslr camera, so bear with us as we embark on this journey together.