Labor Day Sales and Deals

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*Outfit details in this post!

Happy Labor Day weekend everyone! Steve and I opted out of traveling this weekend in order to enjoy a quite weekend at home. And by quite weekend, I mean football games for Steve and online shopping for me! Take a scroll through these sales and deals to stock up on your favorite fall basics.

Asos // 20% off order

Bloomingdales // Save 40-60%

DSW // 65% off plus triple points

Express // 40% off everything

J.Crew // 30% off order

J.Crew Factory // 50% off everything

Kate Spade // Extra 30% off sale

Kendra Scott // Up to 25% off

Levi's // 30% off order

Lulu's // Extra 40% off sale items

Nordstrom // up to 40% off

Old Navy // 20% off order

Shopbop // extra markdowns!

Victoria's Secret // Free Shipping

Hope everyone is enjoying the long weekend!

As always, thank you for reading, XO-

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Neutral Color Block

Top: Lulu's | Shoes: Old Pink and Pepper (similar here and here)| Belt: Asos | Watch: Old Tommy Hilfiger (similar here and here) | Necklace: Kendra Scott | Nail Polish: Sinful Colors (Pin Up Pink) c/o Influenster

Kansas City weather has been a fickle little vixen recently. One day it's hot, next day it's cold, the following day we have a tornado warning! This can make dressing for the weather very difficult. It's not quite time to abandon sweaters, but I also have my shorts well within reach. So the combination of the miniskirt with three-quarter length sleeves makes this Lulu's dress perfect for any day.

My story behind this dress is actually a cute one. I had pinned this dress randomly on my Pinterest Board months before I saw it on Lulu's! So when it popped up on the website while browsing, I knew I had to add it to my closet. I styled it with this gorgeous hard gold belt with a detail chain on the back, easy beige booties, and a dainty Kendra Scott necklace. But the beauty behind this dress is I can style it for the warm summer days by adding a sandal or ballet flat or for the cooler spring evenings by adding my brown leather jacket. So much versatility! I just love this dress!

To my Kansas City readers, hope everyone was safe last night! And in the mean time enjoy this wonderful weather. This city has proven that it can come and go at the drop of a hat!

As always, thank you for reading, XO-

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Friday Finds: New Work Out Experiences

Happy Friday Friends!

In the past seven days, I have tried two new types of workouts. The first was checking out the new CycleBar that has opened in Leawood, Kansas. I had been hearing so much about this place from coworkers, I had to give it a try. This was my first time trying a cycle class and it kicked my butt! But I highly recommend it. It was a great workout and I am excited to go back.

The other was Yoga Sculpt at CorePower Yoga. Yes, I am ashamed to say that it took me this long to attend one of those classes, but the truth is, I hate weights! So, basically, I was a little scared to try the class. But I am so happy I finally experienced it and I really enjoyed the class.

Here are some of my favorite finds this week!

My new favorite nail color!

Been obsessed with the first two episodes of this show. Can't believe I haven't read the book yet!

This is just funny.

Love this dress! May have to get it for a wedding later this year.

How would you answer these questions?

#MarriedTweets

I need to visit all of these places!

As always, thank you for reading, XO-

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Sunday Style: Edit 2

What I wore this week!

13_tuesTuesday: Top from Target, Jeans, Booties, Necklace

14_wedWednesday: Top, Jeans, Blazer from Macy's, Shoes.

15_thursThursday: Dress, Shoes, Necklace from Lulu's (similar), Sunglasses.

16_friFriday: Sweater from Alo, Tank, Shorts, Shoes.

As always, thank you for reading, XO-

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What's In My Bag?

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I'm always fascinated by what others girls have stashed in their purses, so today I am sharing my own "What's In My Bag?". Whats_in_my_bag_2b

  1.  My Wallet. I love this wallet! I just got it a few weeks ago and it is the best. I got it at Charming Charlie. The interior has so many slots for cards, money, and receipts and an interior pouch for coins. My favorite part about this wallet is my phone fits perfectly in the front flap! I have gotten so many compliments on this wallet. One of the best parts of this wallet is the price!

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  2. Hand Sanitizer.
  3. Lotion. I have this weird fear that I am going to get an itch on the leg and not have lotion to help. The result became, me always carrying lotion.
  4. Compact Mirror.
  5. Cover-up.
  6. My iPhone. When it's not in my purse, it's glued to my hand!
  7. Gum. I try to always have gum on me. This particular one is flavored Rainbow Ice. I was just standing in the check-out line at Target and was so intrigued by the name of the flavor, I had to buy it! It's good too. Tastes like an icey rainbow. :P
  8. Sunglasses Case. I found having a sunglasses case to be a lifesaver since I am the queen of breaking sunglasses! I've stepped on them, sat on them, and scratched them to no end.
  9. Sunglasses. I've noticed cat-eye sunglasses becoming so popular lately. These are from Lulu's and they are so fabulous!
  10. My portable makeup/lipstick/toiletries bag. The amount of things I cramp into this little bag is endless!

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  11. Lipsticks. I always, always always, have lipstick in this bag. I can have anywhere from one to 5 different tubes of lipstick in that bag at a time. Weird? Not to me! My mom is the same way! I have my go-to lipstick: CoverGirl Outlast All-Day LipColor in Lingering Spice 619Lingering Spice 619. I cannot stress enough how amazing this color is! It's a beautiful, natural lipcolor that truly lasts all day! I also have Eternal Flame 521 for those time when I need a little extra flair!
  12. Band-Aids. Every girl should always have at least one in her purse
  13. Nail File.
  14. Cold Medicine.
  15. Clean and Clear Oil Absorbing Sheets. I cannot recommend these sheets enough. They are great, especially for the summer, to just dab the extra oil off my face in the late afternoon. Bonus: it doesn't take off my make up!

Finally, the bag! I've had this Kate Spade bag for a year now and it has proved to be a wonderful summer purse! The color is a beautiful soft, cream that goes with everything. It has three separate compartments inside of the bag, plus and extra small pocket for easy phone access. It fits perfectly on my shoulder, in the crook of my arm, and in my hand.

Unfortunately, this bag is no longer available, but you can find similar here, here, and here.

As always, thank you for reading, Helen

 

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Summer Shoe Favorites

Summer has always been my favorite season for shoes. Everything is so colorful, with a mix of high heels and ballet flats. So I decided to share my favorite shoe buys of this summer!

1. Blush Ballet Flats Ballet flats are always my summer go-to shoe. Personally, I don't like wearing flip flops unless I am at the beach, so I need an alternative to an easy slip on summer shoe. In my array of ballet flats, I realized I was missing a blush pink pair. So I went on the hunt and found this pair! They are so comfy and simple and had a great price point.

Summer_Shoe_1Summer_Shoe_22. Tennis Shoes Another hole in my shoe closet was a stylist tennis shoe. Something along the lines of what Taylor Swift would wear. When I found these, there were so many color options! I decided to go with the turquoise color because it is one of my favorite colors, especially for summer! They go with shorts, skirts, and sun dresses, so I've been wearing them all the time!

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3. Lace-up Ballet Flats I had been iffy about this lace-up shoe trend. I had seen some styles I liked and others I didn't, so I wasn't sure if it was a style I should pursue. As a compromise, I decided to tryout the style on a less expensive shoe, and see how often I would wear them. Turns out, a lot!

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Summer_Shoe_6 4. Peep-Toe Booties I had bought and returned so many pairs of open-toe booties for the last few months. I loved this trend, but could not find a pair that fit me well. I decided to try one last pair, and if they didn't work, I was giving up. Thankfully, I tried because this pair was the perfect one!

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5. Blush/Gray Ankle Strap High Heel When I saw these shoes, I didn't have a reason to buy them. But of course, I didn't let that stop me because they are beautiful! Since they're purchase, I have found reason after reason to wear them and I have gotten so many compliments. Sometimes you just need to buy the shoes!

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Summer_Shoe_10 Shop the Look: Blush Ballet Flats | Tennis Shoes | Lace-up Ballet Flats | Peep-Toe Bootie | Blush/Gray Ankle Strap High Heels

Hope you've enjoyed checking out my favorite shoes buys of the summer!

As always, thank you for reading, Helen

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