AUGUST FAVORITE FINDS •MOVING EDITION•

This month I am going to feature some of the new exciting finds that I have purchased for my new place. If you are in the market for any new home items, this post may spark some ideas. As I mentioned in my post last week, I am downsizing to a studio, so I had a lot to get rid of and in turn, had to get some new smaller items that fit the studio life. I will be doing a tour post of my new digs once I move in there so for now you will have to envision these items in my new cute little space!

Tv Stand – Overstock

I had planned to use my bedroom TV stand that I already had but when I sold that TV and hauled in my living room TV it was clear that thing was not going to be strong enough to support the massive living room TV. I wanted something clean & sleek – not a ton of drawers and places for junk to accumulate. This is surprsingly sturdy and I love how it looks. I plan to angle it in a corner in my new apartment.

Entry Table – Amazon

My new entry way area is a rectangle shape but the front door and bathroom door open into it, so space is limited. I decided to go for something round for the corner. I am happy with this! It is very sturdy and the wood looks nice.

Chairs – TJMAXX [link is to an almost identical pair because tjmaxx doesn’t them have online]

I stumbled across these babies one day at TJMAXX and they just spoke to me. LOL. For real though. I had this vision of a little bistro 2 person table against the window in my new apartment – dinner with a view!

Dining Table – Amazon

So along with that random chair vision I had in TJMAXX, I pictured it all with a table similar to this. I found a couple others I liked but they were over $300 and I wasn’t totally sure on the wood color. This is actually a laminate top, most likely the reason its more cost effective, but it really looks like wood in person and its super cute with my chairs. Alex & I have eaten at it a couple times in my current apartment and it works great.

Sheets – Amazon

These sheets are my absolute favorites. They hold up so well (even with Mia on them!) and are so affordable. I’ve been buying them for a few years now. They are extremely comfortable and soft too.

Comforter/Quilt– Target

Okay, I seriously had a major struggle with comforter shopping. This was my FOURTH one I bought. I wanted most of my place to be really neutral. Since I’m moving into a studio my bed will be out in the open so I thought that I could have one pattern/pop of color item and it would be my bedding. After trying a few though, I decided to go with a plain dark gray color. I also have this thing where I’m VERY particular about the texture of comforters and how they show wrinkles. LOL. I like quilts because they lay heavier and show less wrinkles. I think this will look great.

Headboard – Target

I went out on a limb with this one. I wasn’t sure how I’d like it person and I actually really love it! It’s more velvety in person too. I think it will look great in my new space.

Bath Towels/Curtain – Home Goods & Target

If you don’t shop @ Home Goods you are seriously missing out. SO MUCH GOOD STUFF. I got my entire bathroom towel collection there for a very good price. I also got kitchen stuff, throw pillows, art & so much decor from there. Seriously a must check out. If you like HG/TJMAXX/MARSHALLS, Tuesday Morning is another good store with a similar concept. I found some great rugs there.

The shower curtain is from Target and again just drew me in to the simplicity and I like the water color look.

Couch – HOM furniture

My big purchase! I went back and forth on what I wanted to do at the new apartment couch wise. I only had a maximum of 6 feet to work with. I thought about a loveseat but most loveseats that small were not that comfortable and then I would need an ottoman of some kind or a coffee table. They were also so short that even I would not be able to lay on it. Then I thought about an oversized chair. Every one of these I looked at though had bulky armrests and two people would not be able to sit in one of those things together. So then I randomly stumbled across this baby! I am so excited for this! It is like the perfect lounge area. I spent a pretty penny on it but it’s very comfortable and a quality brand that will last me many years to come. I think Mia is going to love this thing too!

C table – Amazon

This will be my new nightstand and also will double as an end table next to my couch. It was super easy to it together and looks nice for the price!

Artwork – Etsy

I bought several new pieces of art but this is my favorite! I’ll show more when I do my tour post next week. This is coming from Ireland so hopefully it will be here by then. I bought a really similar matted frame from Target to put this print in. I kept a few pieces from my current place too that will make their debut in my new space.

That’s all for this week! This little shop-a-holic needs to take a retail therapy break! HA! My next post will be a tour of the new place! SO EXCITED!

JULY FAVORITE FINDS

Welcome to the July edition of my favorite finds. This is basically a post I do each month with any fun finds I have purchased recently. This month is loaded with 15 awesome finds. Anything available online will be linked. Hopefully, you find something new to try! Enjoy!

#1 – Universal Threads Leopard Clutch: $14.99 at Target. This one is unfortunately not offered online at the moment, so you’ll have to go stalk your local Target to snag one. I had been seeing these all over IG and knew I had to track one down. They have a few different colors but obviously, I opted for the leopard version. It is great because it will work with brown & black outfits. LOVE LOVE LOVE.

# 2 – A New Day Black Sleeveless Dress: $14.99 at Target. I wore this when traveling to Denver and it was perfect. It is super lightweight & stretchy. Pure Comfy.

#3 – Fake Grass Plants: $13.99 for two from Amazon. This is my second set of these babies. I just love how bright & bold the green is. They are nice quality & are prefect for adding a little pop of color.

#4 – Apple Watch Band: $12.99 from Amazon. I love this watch band! It is even better looking in person. The pics definitely don’t do justice. The color is the perfect shade of brown. It has held up really well too.

#5 – Lunch Box: $22.99 from Amazon. I am obsessed with cute lunch bags! I was looking for something large enough to fit my ice pack, meal prep container and a couple water bottles. This bag literally fits all that and still has room! If you need something large/tall, this is perfect. I loved the pattern too! The brown bag pictured below with the lunch box, is also on this list!

#6 – Lanyard: $12.50 from Etsy. I was looking for a cute everyday lanyard for work. The fabric is super soft. I am sure there are other colors/styles, this was my fave though.

#7 – Neighborhood Typography City Map Print: $45 from Etsy. There are different cities, sizes and colors to choose from. I got this for Alex so I got his hometown, DC in black. I ordered the 18×24 size and then framed it myself once it came. It is super cool looking in person. Great art find!

#8 – Leopard High Waisted Swimsuit: $17.99 per piece at Target. I can’t control my impulses with anything leopard print. These were my first high waisted bottoms and bralette top. Love this style!

#9 – K Mug: on sale for $4.99 at Target. Who doesn’t love a good coffee mug. This is so my style. White, Gold & Flowers = PERFECTION. There’s one of my fake grass plants at work too! I have them everywhere, HA!

#10 – Calvin Klein Ruffle Sleeve A Line Dress: $134 at Macy’s. There is not much to say except, OBSESSED. I absolutely love this color & style. I am a pretty petite woman and I fit perfectly in a size 2.

#11 – Way Better Snacks Avocado Ranch Tortilla Chips: $3.99 at Target. THESE, my friends, are the bomb.com – They are SO tasty. I don’t even dip them in anything because they are packed with flavor already. There are a few different flavors but these are my go to’s.

#12 – Sole Society Large Winged Tote: on sale for $34.98 at Sole Society. This is my new work bag and I absolutely love it. It has so many compartments and pockets to hold all my stuff but keep it organized. I took the long cross body strap off and just use the straps attached to it.

# 13 – Rice Cakes & Almond Butter: from any grocery store but of course I get mine at Target. This is seriously my new obsession. They are SO GOOD. I have been going with the Vanilla Almond Butter lately but also like the Maple. If you are in a snack or breakfast rut, look no further!

#14 – Califia Farms Pecan Caramel Almondmilk Creamer: $4.89 at Target. I am back on the coffee train so naturally I needed to find a “clean’ish” creamer for added flavor. This is super good and not too bad for you.

#15 – Blenders Sunglasses (North Park Style): $48 at Blenders Eyewear. You may recall I featured a different color a few months ago (Rose Theater) … I really loved those and got a birthday coupon so I ordered up another pair. This is the Sahara Dust color.

FAVORITE FINDS – JUNE EDITION

This month for my “Favorite Finds” post, I am sharing THE MOST COMFORTABLE SANDALS EVER! I am always on the hunt for shoes that are not only stylish & trendy but also comfortable! There is nothing worse than cheap, flimsy sandals that kill your feet. I stumbled across these beauties at DSW but I also looked online and Nordstrom Rack & Amazon sell them as well. I usually wear a size 7 and sized down to a 6.5 in these as they run sort of long. They for real feel like you’re walking on a cloud. I really love the back … they look really cute from behind. The platform adds a little height but it’s not too much by any means. I am going to wear them in Denver this weekend so I will give you an update on how they hold up!

FAVORITE FINDS – ROUND 2

I am back with round 2 of “Favorite Finds”! These eight items have been my latest purchases that I love! I will link the websites for each “find” so that all you have to do is click the title and you’ll be taken directly to where I ordered the product.

#1 – Universal Thread Sweater: $24.99 at Target. Majority of my wardrobe comes from Target. I am seriously obsessed. Even though the weather is warming up, these sweaters are perfect because they are super light and airy. I got in olive and mustard because when I find something I love, I MUST get it in multiple colors. HA. Don’t forget to use your RED CARD!

#2 – Skinny Dipped Almonds: $4 at Target. So I randomly heard about these on the “Almost 30” podcast and went directly to Target to grab a bag. They have a few different flavors but I went with the dark chocolate peanut butter ones. They are lightly coated with chocolate and a peanut butter powder. I liked how they were not super thick … there was just the right amount of chocolate covering the almond. If you order from the “Skinny Dipped” website you can use the code “Almost30” for 20% off.

#3 – Sally Hansen Miracle Gel Polish: $7.99 at Target. As part of my latest plan to save money, I decided to cut out pedicures. I couldn’t cut out mani’s …. I just can’t. But anyway, I did some research on gel polishes. I have a UV drying lamp but didn’t want to deal with all of that right now. So I found this stuff and have loved it. I got the “GET MOD” white color. It is a two-step process, with the color being step 1. You also need to purchase Step 2, which is the top coat. I use two coats of the color and then one top coat. It dries pretty quickly and went on super smooth. It has lasted a couple of weeks without any chips. I will definitely use this throughout the summer.

#4 – Patrizia by Spring Step Larissa Espadrille Platform Sandal: $49.99 at DSW. I am loving this current trend! I have lots of tall wedges but I wanted a pair that were more platform style with less heel. I was hesitant because the sizing is a bit weird but I read the reviews and went .5 size down and they fit perfectly. DSW always has a sale or coupon code so be sure to check!

#5: Blenders Rose Theater Sunglasses: $48 at Blenderseyewear.com. I think I honestly like these better than my expensive Ray Bans! They don’t have the metal prongs on the nose part which I like. They are super light weight and stylish … can’t go wrong! They always have 15% or 20% off coupons on their website.

#6: Siete Cashew Queso: $5.99 at Whole Foods. I was like beyond PUMPED to try this. I LOVE queso. I first tried the spicy blanco flavor and I wasn’t a fan of the texture for some reason. It wasn’t spicy at all either. Then I went back and got this mild nacho flavor and fell in love. It almost has a smoky nacho flavor. It is so good warmed up with tortilla chips. It’s literally completely dairy free and made from cashews. Its texture is very similar to traditional cheese based queso.

#7: Chooka Fremont Rain Boot: $49.99 at DSW. I was on the hunt this spring for a new pair of rain boots. What I liked about these, was the height. I am pretty short (5’2) so a lot of boots go all the way up to my knee. These, however, go mid-calf and I like that a lot. My previous rain boots were patterned so I was looking for a solid color this time around. These fit great and have kept my feet dry this spring!

#8: Knockout by Victora Sport High-rise 7/8 Tight: $69.50 at Victoria’s Secret. Don’t mind my face in this picture, HA. I was not planning on ever using this photo but as I am typing this post, I realized I have no picture of these except this one. Anyway, I was stoked about these because as a shorty I can never find leggings that I don’t have to roll. The 7/8 length is so perfect … fits me as normal leggings should. I absolutely love the VS sport leggings line. I have some I purchased 5 years ago that are in perfect condition. They never get little fuzz balls on them. I workout hard in them and they stay in place and have never ripped. They have POCKETS on both sides in addition to the typical waistband one. I went back and ordered the capris length too!

Well, that’s all folks! I am sure next month I will have more FAVORITE FINDS to share with you. Until then, let me know if you try any of these out!

FOUR FAVORITE FINDS

I will try to do a post like this every few months and feature my favorite deals and items. This time they all happen to be fashion finds. In future posts I plan to also share food finds, health/wellness products and whatever else I find and love!

Here are four of my favorite fashion finds lately!

#1: BaubleBar Granita Beaded Tassel Earrings $38 from Nordstrom: I got them in the “blush” color and they dress up any outfit. I have seen different versions at Target who now has a BaubleBar line too. I got a black tassel pair from Target but these are my top faves. Nordstrom Rack sometimes has these for only $20 but they go fast – so keep your eyes peeled if you are trying to get a pair.

#2: Black Jump Suit $30 from Amazon: I was so intrigued about this one! I follow “Living in Yellow” on Facebook and she always posts outfit ideas. This was one of the ones she recommended. I was hesitant because I am only 5’2 and usually everything hangs off me. I got an XS in black and LOVE IT! I did have to iron it quite a bit to get the wrinkles out but now it looks perfect! I wore it with some low heels and it was the perfect length too. In the picture below I am also wearing the earrings mentioned above so you can see them in action!

#3: Kate Spade Leopard Keds $110 at Keds: I have been searching high and low for leopard print slip ons! These were in my top 2 and I ended up trying these. I LOVE them and they are so comfortable! I can’t wait to wear these more this spring and summer. If you sign up for the email club on the Keds website you get 15% off your order!

#4: Fossil Logan Printed Tab Clutch Wallet $58 at Macy’s: I was in need of a new wallet that would match with any bag I use. I stumbled upon this one and really loved the pattern. It fits all my stuff in it and will match my bags or look cute if I carry it alone sometimes. You can usually find a Macy’s code/deal/sale so watch their website!