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Friday, August 26, 2016

Sugarplum Style, Vol. 31

Cheers to Friday! We made it through the first week of school....and wowza did it feel long!! I know some people who'll be sleeping late tomorrow! #me My sister is coming to town this weekend, so we're heading to the lake for some fun family time. What's on your agenda?

Today it's your monthly dose of Sugarplum Style...snapshots of my everyday outfits I post to Instagram and Facebook, created by mixing-and-matching items in my closet. We spent some time at the beach, so this batch is vacation-heavy. (Trip Report coming soon for those of you asking about the island!)

We had a few surprise low-temp days, so I jumped at the chance for this pre-Fall look for a casual night out. This clutch is by far my best score lately...at only $25, it really packs a punch! (Now comes in a moody gray & black combo!)

Did someone say Date Night?! πŸ·πŸ’ Happy Friday, friends! (Pssst, my clutch is only $25!) // #sugarplumstyle http://liketk.it/2oW7Q

We flew out before the sunrise, so I opted for super casual and comfy for the plane ride to Florida. We were greeted by some serious winds and tropical storms! But it's hard to be mad about anything when your toes are in the sand (and you're wearing ruffles on your sleeves)!

No shoes, no problem! 😎⛱ I will, however, keep my shirt on! #toesinthesand #happyplace #sugarplumtravels #sugarplumstyle // http://liketk.it/2oWCT
Striped Top | Shorts | Leopard Belt | Sunglasses

We spend a lot of time every Summer in the pool, lake and ocean...so my swimsuits are typically only good for one season. For that reason (and because I'm kind of cheap), I stick with affordable options, and buy them on sale. 

OOTD. πŸ˜ŽπŸ‘™πŸŒ΄ // This has been my fave swimsuit this summer & now it's on super sale (like $21!)! Comes in a cute one-piece bandeau, too. Linked them both here πŸ‘‰ http://liketk.it/2oZkL πŸ‘ˆ #sugarplumstyle #suga

I posted this because the sought-after affordable leopard clutch was restocked....but not for long. Don't shoot the messenger, but as of hitting publish on this post, it was in stock again!

Details. 😍 Can you believe this leopard clutch is under $40?! #score #sugarplumstyle // Find it all here πŸ‘‰ http://liketk.it/2oUlt πŸ‘ˆ @liketoknow.it #liketkit πŸ“· @sothentheysayblog

My vacation style was really casual this time...in that, I considered myself dressed up if I wore shoes.

I dressed up for dinner tonight. And by dressed up, I mean I put on shoes. #sugarplumtravels #sugarplumstyle // http://liketk.it/2oZbW
Strappy Camisole (available in 11 colors!) | Shorts | Tassel Sandals

The saying on this shirt is even more true now that school is back in session! Weekends are so much sweeter already!

Saturday Vibes 😎 This tee is finally available online & fully stocked! Have a great day, friends! // #sugarplumstyle http://liketk.it/2p1LR

You've seen this skirt make the rounds all Summer, so of course I had to pair it with my latest ruffle obsession. This made a breezy outfit for a steamy workday.

Oops, I wore it again. πŸ™ˆ Can't get enough of this little ruffle-sleeve top! It comes in cute black & white stripes, too, and is under $50. // http://liketk.it/2p2LA #sugarplumstyle
Striped Top | Midi Skirt (similar) | Wedges | Similar Bag | Earrings | Sunglasses

This striped nautical number was another lightweight skirt I reached for all Summer...and now on sale.

This darling nautical striped skirt has been everywhere with me this Summer...so light & gauzy, but still chic. And with code ADDTOBAG it's on sale for $30! Yeah, I'd grab it if I were you. #justsayin #sugarplumstyle // http://liketk.it/2oVXi @liketoknow.

Another day, another preppy (affordable) swimsuit! #iHeartvacation

OOTD πŸ’• Who agrees pink gingham is always a good idea?! πŸ™‹ (It's also on super sale!) #sugarplumstyle #sugarplumtravels // http://liketk.it/2oZL6

Have you noticed some bloggers manage to look amazing on vacation, with full-blown hair and makeup? Yeah, that's not me. I literally didn't touch a hair dryer, or apply anything more than sunscreen (and lipstick #duh) for the entire trip. #bliss I kind of hoped cute dresses and tassel bracelets disguised my habitual beach hair.

You know those style bloggers that manage to have perfect hair & makeup, even at the beach? Yeah, that's not me. πŸ™†πŸ˜‹#beachhairdontcare But I do have a cute striped dress turned cover-up! The pink version is on sale, as is my tassel bracelet se
Striped Dress | One-Piece Swimsuit | Sunglasses | Flip Flops

I did, however, put a little more effort into my appearance to fly home...this favorite cowlneck dress has been my travel uniform lately. It looks chic, but feels like pajamas. #winning You probably recognize the striped bag since it's been my carryon/beach bag all Summer.

Kept it casual, but super comfy, for last night's travel uniform home. ✈️This cowlneck swing dress has become a go-to for so many occasions. I mean, flattering (& forgiving!) fit, pockets + only $38! #sugarplumstyle #sugarplumtravels // http://lik

This necklace has added a punch to so many outfits...especially this one. And can you believe that top is now only $13?!? #bamwhat?!

Stripes & Tassels 😍 This darling swing top is now 40% off (only $23!) So cute with jeans & shorts, & available in 3 colors. I'm forcing myself to stop with one. #stripeaddict #sugarplumstyle // Find it here πŸ‘‰http://liketk.it/2obNl:p
Striped Swing Top | Distressed Jeans | Sandals | Tassel Necklace

Oh look, more striped dresses and beach hair. #thatswhyGodinventedhats This dress has the cutest lace-up tie in the back.

Another gorgeous beach day that ended with a spectacular storm. ☀️⛈ And now, Olympics!  // This striped rib tank dress has the cutest lace-up back & only $38! Comes in 4 great colors, too. #sugarplumstyle  #sugarplumtravels // http://liketk.it/2oZvD

I promise to share our photos from Positano soon, but this sneak peek was mostly to inform you of the deep discount on this darling racerback tank dress. I love it so much I used the sale as an excuse to pick up the cobalt blue one. (Use code WEEKOFSTYLE for additional 30% off.)

Fit Tip: I sized up to a small for a roomier fit over swimsuits. It looks super cute with both sandals & my fave sneakers.

I'm on a boat, y'all! #tbt 🚣😎 This chic little racerback tank dress has accompanied me on every adventure this Summer...and with code REFRESH it's now on sale for $30! πŸ‘Š I'm dying to grab another one, but can't choose between coba

Miss Maggie hasn't left my side since we returned home. Or maybe she just really loves my gingham popover. 

Busy day playing catch-up & prepping for back-to-school...made a little trickier because #maggiesugarplum wouldn't leave my side! πŸΆπŸ‘§ Lots of questions about my popover top & tassel earrings on snap, so I linked it all here πŸ‘‰ http://li

Wow, should I be a little embarrassed about how many times I've worn this top?! Nah, no one could begrudge me for loving stripes and ruffles too much. #amIright

Fit Tip: It's true-to-size...I'm wearing an XS.

Stripes & Floral for Saturdays & Tacos. I love the subtle bell sleeve & ruffle of this top! (I'm wearing an XS). Up next: PJs & Netflix! πŸ‘Š // #sugarplumstyle http://liketk.it/2p1XG

I found both these dresses to be perfectly beach-ready...but left it up to y'all to choose a favorite.

We're headed to the beach next month & I'm thinking one of these dresses needs to come with me! Which is your fave...color blocked or floral? πŸ’™πŸŒΊ Both under $100 & found here πŸ‘‰ http://liketk.it/2oT7R πŸ‘ˆ // #sugarpl

Why yes I do have this dress in two (possibly three) colors. And I plan on wearing them straight through Fall. It sounds like many of you have scooped it up, too, so are you interested in my posting outfit options around this dress?

Nevermind my dirty mirror (& hair)...this favorite cowlneck swing dress is back-in-stock in 6 colors & only $25!! πŸŽ‰ I'm wearing my usual size (xs) & love it for day & night with booties, wedges & tennies. Find it here πŸ‘‰ http://liketk.it/2


I hope these posts inspire you to create new combinations from your closet! The key isn't to have more clothes, but to mix up what you do have in new and different ways. Except this top and this dress, you need those. #trustme #enabler

You can catch up with past installments of Sugarplum Style here, or follow my everyday-style outfits on InstaGram. Make sure you're following my Facebook page, too...that's where I post deals, steals, sales and goodies! Happy weekend, lovebugs!


P.S. Did you know you don't have to wait for these posts to get my Instagram outfit details? Just click that 'Shop My Feed' widget in the sidebar, and a box will pop up with thumbnail images of everything I'm wearing in that post...just click the pics & it will take you directly to that item! No sign-ups or logging-in necessary!  #whatwilltheythinkofnext


{Weekend sales worth checking out}

Nordstrom // Tons of mid-season markdowns, including this striped top.
GAP // 40% off your total purchase with code STYLE
Old Navy // 40% off everything, no code needed
Loft // 50% off Summer styles + all sale
J.Crew // 25% off work styles + extra 30% off sale with code WEEKOFSTYLE
J.Crew Factory // My embroidered dress is back in stock & on sale
Anthropologie // Extra 25% off sale items + free shipping
World Market // 20% off + free shipping, including my new patio chairs!
Accessory Concierge // 20% off total order with code SUGARPLUM (including my tassel necklace!)

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Five Under $50

Obviously I spend a obscene fair amount of time online, so new finds are always catching my eye. Especially the great deals! Here are five darling pieces I'm loving, and all under $50!


five under $50

one // The only thing that makes the end of Summer more bearable, is the fact that boots & sweaters are around the corner. I love a big, slouchy cardigan, and this one takes it one step further by adding deep pockets. It comes in four great neutral colors, and would be cute layered over a plaid shirt or basic tee. This similar one looks super cozy, too.


two // I fell hard for some fringe booties last year, but didn't want to make the investment because I wasn't sure how long the trend would last. Well, it looks like it's here to stay, but regardless, this affordable pair won't break your budget.


three // I grabbed this bag several years ago, but it sold out almost immediately after. I'm thrilled it's finally back-in-stock, because I get tons of questions every time I carry it! Expect to see it in heavy-rotation, as it's a great size for my laptop & everyday essentials. (I also have this cognac tote, that's currently 40% off!)


four // We don't change up our decor too much for each season, but I do love to swap out pillows & throws. I love these rich, jewel tones, and the velvet is so soft for lounging.


five // I'm a sucker for plaids...but especially those in feminine colors & patterns. I ordered this one, and am hoping it's as cozy as it is cute!



I wanted to add this striped tank dress and this striped pullover to the list, but Seven Under $50 doesn't have the same ring to it! And with the sale price, you could get all three colors of this top for less than $50! What great deals have you found lately?

For more posts like these, check out my Look for Less and I Spy series, as well as more Five Under $50.

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Bloom Bash Workshop

Thank you so so much for the kind words about our Back-to-School Style post! The kids and I had so much working on it together, and I'm still pinching myself that I was able to work with one of my very favorite brands. They read all your sweet comments last night, and both had a little extra pep in their steps this morning.

This blogging journey has brought me some amazing opportunities, with precious friendships being one of the best. A few months ago, my darling friend Jen (we met online!) and I were invited to speak at the Bloom Bash Workshop, which was created by our gorgeous friends Michaela and Ashley (whom I also met online...a concept my mom still doesn't understand!). ;)

I gave a session on decorating tips, specifically how to style consoles, and Jen spoke on the power of Pinterest. Then we participated in a no-holds-barred Q & A session on all things design and blogging. The two-day workshop was so beautifully styled and planned, it was like living in an issue of Martha Stewart Living.


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