Even though it may not quite feel like it just yet; IT’S SPRING. This is my favorite time of the year because not only is summer slowly but surely approaching, but everyone’s demeanor is positive and excited for warmer weather! And I just love that so much. There are some trends and certain products I know are going to be HUGE this season and summer as well. Being the hip, wonderful person I am I want you to be in the loop 😉 But seriously, I have been obsessed with all the products and trends I’m talking about today and I’m uber excited to share them with you! If you have any favorite spring essentials I forgot to mention please leave them in the comments so we can all be super trendy together. Also quick side note: this post is going to be a bit all over the place but that’s just how my mind works so excuse that lol.

Matching Sets

Guys. When I tell you that I am all for this trend on another level of love and happiness I’m not kidding. Unfortunately, I don’t have any sets YET but I know I’m going to be picking some up very soon 🙂 I’ve been seeing them all over Instagram and all over stores so I’m absolutely going to be picking some up and when I do I promise to share some pics 🙂 Here are some of my favorite affordable sets!!

Striped Cami Top | Striped Skirt

This set is so adorable and definitely a spring/summer essential. It’s perfect for a beach day, picnic, trip to the park, grocery shopping, taking pics in your room, honestly, the opportunities to wear this are endless. The best part? The whole set is under $40!! Literally such a steal. Go get it. Now.

Smocked Crop Top | Palazzo Pants 

This set screams “look at me I’m so freaking trendy”. I’ve also been obsessed with palazzo pants as well so this set is giving me all the feels.

Dainty Jewelry

I’ve never really been a jewelry person, but lately I’ve been digging simple little pieces! I have a few favorite places to get dainty jewelry from spanning from all different price points. None are too expensive though, don’t worry 😉 I recently stumbled upon Madison Miru on Instagram and fell in LOVE with their jewelry. Trisha, the creator of gorgeous jewelry and fellow girl boss is a sweetie and super talented. Make sure you give her some love and let her know One Broke Blonde sent you 🙂 I’ve also been totally in love with wearing an ear cuff! So many people have asked me if it’s a real piercing and complimented me on it! The best part is it doesn’t get infected and you can take it off when you sleep 🙌 Here are some of my fave places to shop for dainty, affordable jewelry!!

Stargaze Jewelry | J&Co | Pura Vida | Madison Miru | GLDN

Self Tanner 

I’m an avid believer that I’m a much more confident, better person when I’m tan. It’s just a thing. Entering the spring months you want to have a glow and embrace the sun and all its glory. I’ve linked some of my favorite self-tanners so you too can look like you just took a week-long vacay. Also, exciting news! Loving Tan, one of my FAVE self-tanners was sweet enough to offer a code to you guys! If you use the code LOVINGTAN you’ll get a FREE exfoliating glove with your purchase of a mousse!! Exfoliating before tanning is a crucial part of self-tanning so make sure you take full advantage of this! (I’m not receiving any commission from this coupon code and this post is not sponsored.)

Loving Tan | St. Tropez | Tarte | Minetan 

Glowy Skin

Healthy, glowing skin is always in style. Recently though I’ve been very into using BB Creams and moisturizers instead of foundation to give my skin a breather. I love love love the look of “no makeup, makeup” so I have been absolutely obsessed with IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Foundation Moisturizer. Guys. This stuff is a game changer. It’s basically a full-coverage moisturizer that has all the benefits of a moisturizer but covers your skin like a foundation. It’s absolutely genius and if you haven’t tried it yet, girl what are you doing. I promise you’ll be as obsessed as I am. On days when I do want a bit more coverage my go-to foundation has been this super lightweight, but full coverage foundation by Bourjois! It gives my skin such a healthy, natural-glow-from-within look that I’m in love with! Whenever I wear this foundation I get so many compliments on my skin!

Sneakers

Whether you’re into super chunky sneakers or just into basics, sneakers are making it big this season. Personally, I love wearing sneakers. They are my go-to shoe option! I have been wearing my platform Vans nonstop since I got them a month ago. They are my babies and I highly recommend them! Here are some other sneakers I’m loving! 🙂

Platform Vans | Forever 21 Heart Sneakers | Fila | Asos Studded Sneaker

There ya have it! Just a few of my favorite things I’m going to be using like crazy this spring!! I would love to add more loves to my list so leave your spring essentials in the comments. I’m telling ya, you need all of the items I mentioned in this post. They are truly the best. So go get em, like now. Sorry…is that too pushy? Get them whenever you want 🙂 hehe and if you do tag me on Instagram and let me know what you think!!

Chat soon, broke babes!!

 

 

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Hey broke babes! Long time, no chat 🙁 I’m back today to share with you all one of my favorite things to wear atm…band tees! I know there is some controversy about wearing band tees if you don’t listen to the band, but here’s how I look at it…in the long run, it’s just a shirt.  Rocking it is totally acceptable in my book. Don’t be hesitant to wear one because “you don’t listen to the band”. Honestly, who cares?! No one knows whether you listen to them or not so fake it ’til you make it, babe. Band tees are so fun to style and they add a lil extra edge to an outfit. They’re effortlessly stylish and will always be on trend. Here are 3 of my favorite ways to style band tees!

Patterned Pants

Fun, patterned pants have been sooo in recently and I’m all about it. Mixing patterns is so cute and really can make your outfit super eye-catching! This outfit is so chill and comfy – which are two of my staples in an outfit! I added this distressed denim jacket for some extra edge 😉  And, not gonna lie, these platform Vans are EVERYTHING and they make me feel like Avril Lavigne. It’s great.

Denim Jacket | Band Tee | Pants | Vans | Hoops

*Jacket and Pants are similar finds 🙂

Sassy Skirts

I think this is my FAVE outfit out of all 3! My boyfriend (whose shirts I stole and who took these awesome pics – thanks babe 😘) wasn’t a huge fan, though lol. Pairing an edgy top with a little skirt gives an outfit such contrast and makes it a little unexpected! I thought my adorable white booties made the outfit totally complete with the pops of white in the shirt and on the jacket! 🙂

Band Tee | Skirt | Boots

Basic Black 

I’m not sure which part of this outfit is my favorite…the shoes or the jacket! I recently saw one of my fave bloggers The Lemon Blonde, wearing these shoes and I died. They are everything I could ever want in a little black bootie!! The studs on the booties and stars on the jacket add texture to the outfit, while the jeans and tee keep it looking simple!

Jacket – sold out 🙁 | Band Tee | Jeans | Boots | Bag

I hope you guys enjoyed this post and it gave you a bit of outfit inspo!! Make sure you follow me on Instagram where you can see more outfit pics! 🙂 Let me know which is your favorite outfit in the comments, and how you like to style band tees!! I would love to hear from you 🙂 Chat soon! xx

 

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What’s up broke babes?! So a few weeks ago, I caved and I put in quite a hefty order on glossier.com. I’ve been seeing the aesthetically pleasing brand EVERYWHERE, and decided to try it out for myself. I mentioned in my last post that I was dyinggg to try it. And I did. HolyGuacamole. When I say that this is the absolute greatest my skin has felt/looked in a long time I’m not exaggerating. My skin is glowing, ridiculously soft, and feels insanely healthy!! I owe it all to Milky Jelly Cleanser, the Priming MoisturizerBalm Dotcom, and Solution. Honestly, there is no greater combination in existence. I’ve been lucky that my skin has never been acne prone. Of course I struggle with blemishes like any normal person, and I do have VERY dry skin. Milky Jelly Cleanser has ultimately made my skin radiant and my skin tone more even in a little more than two weeks! I’m very proud to say that I have been sticking to my new years resolution to take better care of my skin! I’ve been washing my face with Milky Jelly Cleanser twice a day every day and I have genuinely noticed a difference in my skin! My makeup is also applying better because it has a better base to work with! Overall Glossier gets too ginormous thumbs up from me, and it is my goal to own every single item on their site. I just wanna lay in a pool filled with Glossier products….is that weird?

As for the makeup side of Glossier; I only purchased one product, the Cloud Paint. I got the color Puff, and I absolutely adore it. It gives me the “oops you made me blush” effect and it’s just perfect. It’s so easy to blend and build up to give the perfect amount of color to the cheeks!

One of the best things about Glossier (besides literally everything) is that they are pretty affordable! Skincare is the one thing I believe in splurging a bit on since it is so important, but when I find brands that make my skin AND wallet happy, that is the greatest combination in my book 😉 Glossier also has the most pleasing and beautiful packaging, website, and social media presence out there, so that’s another win. I could honestly go on and on about how much I’m in love with Glossier, but instead of boring you I’ll just show you some pics instead 🙂

I hope you guys enjoyed this post!! If you have any requests, comments, or a fave Glossier product leave them in the comments! Chat soon, babes!

P.S. This post is not sponsored by Glossier, however, Glossier if you see this hmu.

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Babes!! Long time, no chat 🙁 I’ve missed blogging sooo much, but my hiatus was 100% necessary. Blogging, writing, photography, and creating are passions of mine but recently I haven’t felt inspired. Not whole-heartedly loving what you do is one of the shittiest feelings there is. I had lost my creativity for a few months, and I didn’t want to put out content that I wasn’t proud of. I was becoming discouraged with Instagram because it’s so hard to keep up with the lives of professional blogger and influencers and make content even remotely comparable to theirs. Basically, I was in a rut. The deepest, muddiest, stickiest, most dreadful rut I’ve ever been in (creatively at least). Now that I had my time to reflect on the direction I want to take One Broke Blonde, I’ve fallen in love with it again. This new year has inspired me, as it does most people, to think about what I want to change not only about myself…but my work and goals as well. As corny and cliche as it sounds (and I am probably the corniest person on the planet so this should come as no shock), I am inspired by 2018. I want this to be my most accomplished year. The year I better myself, better my brand, and better the world. Here are the ways I plan to do that!

This one is pretty obvious and relatable, but it’s a pretty great thing to be inspired about! Last year I decided to cut red meat out of my diet completely, and it has made me feel better. It was pretty hard at first cause ya know, cheeseburgers, but it has been beneficial in the long run. This year I want to try to cut back on sweets, and focus more on eating veggies. I want to create a workout schedule that I can stick to and look forward to. I also want to live healthy mentally as well. As a person who has to deal with anxiety I want to try to rid my mind of any negative thoughts or feelings that may cause me to be nervous. I overthink EVERYTHING and have some pretty irrational fears. This year I want to focus on removing those thoughts from my mind to live a happier, healthier 2018 and years to come.

Because of my anxiety I tend to stray away from food, situations, and people who don’t make me feel 10000% comfortable and I end up missing out on opportunities! I want to try food I never would have before, and go places that I normally wouldn’t, and take up new hobbies I might have been anxious about failing before. I want to take on new challenges with my blog and writing and do something that scares me a little more regularly.

I’m the type of person who is always planning ahead and looking towards the future instead of appreciating what I have at the moment. I’m always thinking so far ahead that I put pressure on myself to make sure those things in the future actually happen on time. Time goes by so fast when you live in the future rather than in the moment, and that is something I want to work on this year!

This has been a goal of mine for soooo long, but I have a great feeling 2018 is the time it’s actually going to happen lol. I don’t expect to be anywhere near finished with my book by the time 2018 is over, but I at least want to have it going 🙂 Hopefully you’ll see a book by me on shelves in 2020 😉

Enriching my mind and expanding my horizons is something I am 100% dedicated to achieving this year. I want to learn a new language, and hopefully by the end of the year be almost fluent 😉 Some languages I would want to learn are Spanish, Italian, French or maybe even Chinese!

Skincare is something I have never been dedicated to. I know how important it is, but I can just never stay in a routine or find products I really love that make a difference in my skin. In 2018 I want to find my holy grail products and stick to a routine that makes my skin glow! I also want to regularly take time out of my day to relax, take a bath, paint my nails, put on a face mask, and unwind.

In 2018 I want to stop living in fear of what others will think. I want to make decisions based on my happiness instead of how others might view me. This is a goal I have been working on since high school to be honest, and I think every year I improve more and more. I hope this year I can take it all the way and fully not care what others think because ultimately, it’s my happiness that matters. People can change their opinions, but happiness lasts longer.

Creating goals is easy, but keeping up with them is a different story. In order to make sure you stick to your goals be sure to put them on your wall, write them down, tell your friends and family, and remind yourself how gratifying it will be once you complete your goals!! You can do it, and I’m here to cheer you on! What are some of your goals for the new year?? Leave them in the comments, I would love to know 🙂

 

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Hey peeps! I hope everyone had an awesome Thanksgiving, ate some yummy food, and got some killer sales this weekend 😉 I have a Black Friday Haul coming soon, so be sure to be on the look out for that! I got some amazing deals and I cannot wait to share them with you 🙂 For right now though, I’m going to be sharing with you five of my favorite outfits for the fall/winter! They are all just as cure as they are affordable! You guys know by now that I am all about being comfy and cozy at all times, and all of these outfits are sooo soft and comfy and perfect to stay in allll day long 🙂

Obsessed does not even begin to explain how much I adore this outfit!!! I have been in love with the off the shoulder sweater trend since last year, and not much has changed tbh. This sweater dress from Tobi features all of my favorite qualities in an outfit: pink, cozy, soft, affordable, and off the shoulder. What more could you want honestly?? AND I found these killer Steve Madden boots at DSW for about 60% off!! I am sooo in love. I plan on wearing them every day for the rest of my life. This outfit is perfect for holiday parties, or just when you wanna feel a little more fancy 😉 Honesty, the dress could totally be dressed down with some white sneakers as well!

To me, this outfit screams, “let’s get coffee and brunch and go shopping and do winter things.” I’m a sucker for slogan tees, and this one speaks to me on a personal level. It’s from Honeybum, and it’s absolutely perfect for the the chilly months because it’s a thicker material tee! I decided to pair the tee with my leather jacketfavorite jeans (similar), a blanket scarf, and some freaking ahh-dorable booties!! I cannot believe I haven’t owned black booties before a few weeks ago. I am so glad I picked these up because they are so comfy and add a little somethin’ somethin’ to any outfit. *The jacket, scarf, and jeans are sold out so I linked similar items 🙂

Okay, how perfect is this sweatshirt dress?? It is so insanely comfortable, and it looks sooo good on. It can be paired with sneakers for a running errands/casual look, or dressed up a bit with boots like I did! I ordered a size M so it was a little oversized, which is exactly what I wanted. I think oversized sweatshirt dresses look so effortlessly cute, and I’m in lOoOove.

First off, I want to sincerely apologize for my wrinkled skirt. I didn’t realize how bad it was until after I took the pics lol but ya know what, it gives the outfit some character 😉  Second, I dig this outfit on so many levels. I think it’s the perfect combination off sassy and fun, and I’m all about it. I paired this gray leopard print sweater, with my favorite denim skirt, and finished off the look with the gray boots! (I told you I was going to wear them forever). I added on my bf’s peacoat in the last pic because I was getting chilly, but it actually ended up looking pretty good 😉 *My sweater and skirt are sold out so I linked similar options!!

I would like to introduce you to the comfiest dress I have ever put on my body. This sweater dress is soft as a kitten, and you will want to cuddle in it all day/night. Like the other sweater dresses it can be dressed up or down, which is something I love. Versatile clothing pieces are the best, and when they’re comfortable and you never want to take them off it’s always a good idea to change up how you style them 🙂

I hope this post gave you some outfit inspiration!! All the dresses I linked are from Tobi, and speaking of which they are having an awesome Cyber Monday sale you should check out RIGHT NOW. Get shopping, babes.

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