Target | Tank: Target | Skirt: Express | Shoes: Lucky Brand | Necklace: J Crew (Gift, Similar) | Bag: Amazon | Ring: Kendra Scott (Budget Option) | I applied a fresh coat of the $11 self tanner I mentioned here on this day knowing I would wear a skirt, hence the reason my legs look so tan!)
This Skirt was a purchase that was 100% enabled by Carylee. She bought it last year and I regretted not getting it after seeing all the ways she styled it. I especially love how easily it pairs with black tops since I have plenty of variations of those. When she posted this flatlay last week to announce that it was back in stock, I went for it. I also decided to use that same flatlay for my outfit inspiration since I loved it and already had similar pieces.
Carylee recommended sizing up for this skirt, so that's what I did. And I'm glad I took her advice because going one size up helps it sit a little lower on the hips (therefore look a little longer) plus not be quite as tight all over.
Everything else in this outfit is a repeat piece, and all of it ran true to size for me. I suppose I could even say the skirt runs true to size, it's just a matter personal preference on how you want it to fit.
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What's New April:
I love when bloggers do "Currently" type posts with random lists of things they're into lately because I always get fun ideas from them. I've accumulated a few new-to-me things as well so I'm linking up my list with Gretchen and Kristen on Thursday for What's New April!
I shared this whitening toothpaste on my Instagram story, but in case you missed it, this is what I just purchased and am excited to try it out this month.
My niece Scarlet has been using it for a couple of weeks and I could already tell a difference in her before and after pictures. (Extreme teeth close-up photo coming right up!) The top picture is Scarlet's before picture, middle photo was taken 4 days later, then the bottom photo was after about a week and a half of total use of the toothpaste.
I took my "before" picture on Monday and I really didn't think my teeth looked bad, bit if I can get results similar to Scarlet I will be happy about that! I also like that it's just regular toothpaste with no extra steps. No trays, strips or extra time required. I paid $24 for mine (which included shipping) and bought it via my niece Cailey. Feel free to message her on Instagram if you are interested in trying it along with me!
I honestly feel so guilty for laughing when I watch these videos. The victims of these pranks are gong through some major emotional turmoil. But my husband introduced me to them and I laughed so hard I cried. I really hope this doesn't give anyone ideas for trying these pranks on me, but if you are having a bad day and need a laugh, try either one of the following YouTube video links below. The shampoo prank is NSFW...people are showering at the beach and some bathing suits are very skimpy. The Scary Clown prank is NSFYK (Not Safe For Young Kids). It implies some graphic violence, even though there is no actual violence. I am really not making these sound funny at all and I'm sure they won't be to everyone's taste, but I haven't laughed this hard in a long time!
Clown Pranks Video
Shampoo Prank Video
While I love my Audiobooks, the cost adds up quickly! I do the 2 Credits/Month Audible program and I don't want to spend more than that, so if I've finished both of my books I'll listed to podcasts instead. Rachelle told me about Hashtag Authentic, and I've enjoyed the few episodes I've heard so far. The descriptive tagline says "a podcast for creatives," but it's more specifically tips and techniques for authentic blog and Instagram growth, engagement, etc. Bonus points for this because the Podcaster (I hope that's the right word) has a very pleasant speaking voice and cute accent.
Currently on Sale:
Last but not least, Express currently has 30% off all office wear. It includes staples like Editor and Columnist Pants, Portofino Shirts, Pencil Skirts, and some of their dresses, shoes, and accessories that are more office-appropriate. And you can use a mailer coupons on top of 30% if you have one. Their tops go on sale quite often, but blazers don't go on sale quite as much so if you're thinking about getting one, this is a good time to make the purchase. Despite not having an office job, I still wear blazers quite often for school events (more on that in this post), date night, Engagement Parties/Baby Showers/Bridal Showers or any celebratory event of that sort. Here are a few ways I've worn my blazers from dressed up to dressed down!
Full details of my grey blazer outfit can be found in this post, but except for the blazers, none of the other pieces in my other two outfits are still in stock so I didn't link them. For those who like to know the sources regardless of availability, the jewelry and clothes all originally came from Express, my black shoes are DV "Safia" and my mint heels are Aldo "Grumney."
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That's what's new around here this month! Have a great rest of your week and see you back here on Friday!