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 ๐Ÿ˜‰ 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 ๐Ÿ™‚ 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 ๐Ÿ™‚ 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 picsย in your room, honestly, the opportunities to wear this areย endless. The best part? The whole set is under $40!! Literally such a steal. Go get it. Now.

Smocked Crop Top | Palazzo Pantsย 

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 latelyย 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 ๐Ÿ˜‰ I recently stumbled upon Madison Miru on Instagram and fell in LOVE with their jewelry. Trisha, the creator of gorgeous jewelry and fellow girl bossย is a sweetie and super talented. Make sure you give her some love and let her know One Broke Blonde sent you ๐Ÿ™‚ 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 sleepย ๐Ÿ™Œย Here are some of my fave places to shop for dainty, affordable jewelry!!

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

Self Tannerย 

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 crucialย 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 | Minetanย 

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! ๐Ÿ™‚

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 ๐Ÿ™‚ 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 ๐Ÿ™ 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.ย  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 ๐Ÿ˜‰ย  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 | Vansย | Hoops

*Jacket and Pants are similar finds ๐Ÿ™‚

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 babeย ๐Ÿ˜˜) 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! ๐Ÿ™‚

Band Tee | Skirt | Boots

Basic Blackย 

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 ๐Ÿ™ | 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! ๐Ÿ™‚ 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 ๐Ÿ™‚ Chat soon! xx

 

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Hey peeps! I hope everyone had an awesome Thanksgiving, ate some yummy food, and got some killer sales this weekend ๐Ÿ˜‰ 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 ๐Ÿ™‚ 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 ๐Ÿ™‚

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 ๐Ÿ˜‰ 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 jacket,ย  favorite 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 ๐Ÿ™‚

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 ๐Ÿ˜‰ย  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 ๐Ÿ˜‰ *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 ๐Ÿ™‚

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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The weather here in NJ is FINALLY starting to cool down! Granted, the afternoons are still 80 degrees, but the mornings and nights are chilly and perfect. The other day I went apple picking with some of my family, and we had the best time! It was chilly enough for me to wear my new ultimate favorite sweater and I was way excited about it. I saw this sweater a month or two ago at H&M, and even though I knew I wouldn’t be wearing it for a while I had to snag it! It was one of those moments in movies when the main character sees something so beautiful that all the lights dim, and there is a spotlight on the beautiful object and the angels are singing from heaven. It was basically like that only not quite as dramatic. Not only is it super soft and snuggly, but there is a full on sass party on the back. The back embroidery is not itchy at all, which is really awesome because no one likes an itchy sweater. I’m all about quirky slogans and sayings on my clothes. I think it adds something fun and different and gives my outfit personality. I decided to pair the sweater with some distressed jeans, and red Keds! This sweater is super versatile though and can be worn with so many things! It would be adorable with a skirt, leather pants, leggings, the list goes on! I know I’m going to get sooo much wear out of this baby, I totally recommend it 1000%!! I’m not sure if it’s available online, so if not I’ll link something similar!! Definitely head to your local H&M to see if they have it!! ๐Ÿ™‚

This was the best apple cider donut I’ve ever had. This is what pure joy looks like lol

How pretty are these mums???ย 

My fam gets just as excited about donuts as I do ๐Ÿ˜‰

How cute are my little cousins?? ๐Ÿ™‚ย 

Sweater | Jeans | Keds | Sunglasses

Have you done anything fall festive yet?? I can’t wait to carve pumpkins, go to haunted attractions, watch scary movies, and celebrate Halloween!! Let me know what you’re excited for in the comments! I love hearing about it and getting some inspiration ๐Ÿ™‚ More autumnal posts are coming soon so stick around by subscribing!! ๐Ÿ™‚

Stay chic babes!

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GUYS. I am so freaking excited about this post. You know that I’m all about affordable fashion and finding gems on a budget. Well, I recently stumbled upon this incredible brand, thredUP. If you have never heard of it before then girl, you are about to meet your new fave place to shop. Essentially, thredUP is an online secondhand shop featuring women’s clothing, kid’s clothing, shoes, accessories, and bags!! The best part about thredUP is not only the AH-MAZING prices, but the fact that they only accept pieces that are gently worn or new with tags. So you know how sometimes we order something online thinking it’ll look absolutely fab, but then you get it in the mail and are like “wtf??”. Then you forget to send it back within the 30 day period and you’re stuck with something you’ll never wear? That’s where thredUP comes into play. And if there is an item that has more signs of love than others, it’ll tell you right under the description the condition!! You can find brands from Free People to Urban Outfitters, from Forever 21 to Calvin Klein. There are hundreds of pricey brands up to 90% off!! Literally, what more could you ask for?? Here are 5 pieces I picked up from thredUP. Just a heads up; thredUp only features one of every item since they are a thrift store and not a retailer, but I linked similar options ๐Ÿ™‚

All thredUP packages come in the most adorable boxes!!

My lil pup, Noah, was not amused lol

My first pick was this suuuper comfy sweater from Pull & Bear! You can shop similar options here!

Can you get over how handsome my babe is??ย ๐Ÿ˜ย Not only is he studly, but he’s the best dang photographer there isย ๐Ÿ˜‰

This MinkPink leaf print dress is perfect for a warm fall day! Shop more dresses here!

This is one of my new go-to jackets! It’s from Kendall & Kylie and screams fall if you ask me ๐Ÿ˜‰ Shop similar jackets here!

This is probably the greatest shirt I’ve ever bought. It’s from MinkPink as well, and it’s so fun and perfect for a weekend adventure ๐Ÿ™‚ Shop more tops like this here!

I saw this top at Urban Outfitters a while ago, but it was a little too pricey for what it is. I was so excited when I saw it on thredUP for over half off!! You can shop some similar shirts here!

I hope you enjoyed reading this post as much as I did creating it!! I want to give a huge shoutout to thredUP for collaborating with me on this post!! They are truly an amazing brand, and they gave me a code so you can get 50% off your order! Just use the code WOMENS50 and you’re set ๐Ÿ™‚ Also, a big thank you to my incredible, talented, and super hot bf for taking some amazing pics of me!! This photo shoot was a two day process, but he was a champ and only complained twice ๐Ÿ˜‰ Jk he’s awesome and you should give him some love too ๐Ÿ™‚ @nickatnight55

Where is your favorite place to thrift shop?? Let me know in the comments! And let me know if you’ve ever tried thredUP before ๐Ÿ™‚

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