Stripes + Denim + BaubleBar Giveaway!

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I've always been a fan of the casual, yet dressed up summer dress. So when I stumbled across this dress from Necessary Clothing last summer, I was itching to buy it and ended up purchasing for $25. As I've said before, one of the main times I go shopping is when things are on major sale (PS, get ready because brands are starting sales even now!) because I can get more bang for my buck. This outfit was no exception.

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The tote is kind of a funny story. My mom and I were out shopping this past Black Friday (something we never do) and we decided to walk through the new Kate Spade outlet at the mall. As we walk in, both my mom's and my eyes are drawn to this tote, which was marked down originally in addition to the whole store being 60% off. I looked at my mom and told her if we wait even a week, they'll be gone. So we both bought one (our Christmas presents to each other, which we did wrap up and open at Christmas) and came out spending a total around $250. Normally the price of ONE tote, plus some more.

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This necklace came via Rocksbox (sign up using code everydayelegancexoxo and get one month free!), and is from Perry Street. Originally $70, I knew I couldn't justify spending that much money on it, but with shine spend, I managed to get it down to $30!

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The denim shirt was a Christmas Present from my Aunt, uncle + cousins. All in all, it's a pretty frugal outfit! While normally I don't spend that much on a tote bag or a necklace, all of the items I'm wearing in this post are pieces that I will keep and will last for a long while! When you stock your closet up with basic pieces that can be put together different ways, you'll never run out of new outfits to try!

On to some exciting things, like a Baublebar Giveaway! Baublebar is one of my favorite jewelry sites, with fun trendy pieces at reasonable prices. Well, I've teamed up with some awesome ladies to make this site a little more affordable! I actually just purchased this beautiful necklace and have been impatiently waiting for it to arrive! Enter using the rafflecopter widget below to win a $25 gift card to Baublebar! Here are some of my picks!

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  • If I were to pick a favorite outfit of the week, it would probably be Tuesday’s. The office I work in gets really cold, so even though it’s in the 70’s in Texas, I have to dress warmer for work. Anyone else work in an icebox? ❄️
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  • Is it bad that I kind of want it to get super cold again so I can wear this coat? 🙈 I got it at a vintage shop in Deep Ellum called @fleastyle. It’s been in the 70’s all week in DFW, which means it’s officially time for me to switch my closet over to spring. Would y’all like to see a post on the blog about switching over your closet? Let me know in the comments! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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  • Sooooooo I didn’t get the chop... yet! Why? Because this was my first time having a new stylist cut my hair in about 10 years. I would have gotten it cut before I moved, but I didn’t realize how bad of shape it was in! How long have you gone to your hair stylist? 
I highly recommend Liz at @metsalonco in Plano! She completely understood and put my fears at ease. I’ll be seeing her again in a couple months to do something a little more drastic! 😉
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  • Should I cut my hair short? Leave a 💇‍♀️ or 🙅‍♀️ in the comments! .
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I have a hair appointment tomorrow and I’m trying to decide if I should keep it long or get a lob. .
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  • Yesterday, I DELETED over 500 😱 followers from my Instagram, and I’m SO HAPPY I did. I took the suggestion from another blogger, @austentosone, to go through my followers and check for spam accounts. I thought I’d have a few, but y’all, it was out of control. •
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I really care about community. I create content not only because I love creating things, but because I love sharing them with people who are also interested in sustainable fashion. I want this to be a space where we can talk about ethical and sustainable fashion. A two way conversation. I want my blog to be a resource for people who are seeking a new lifestyle. What are some questions you’ve had about ethical and sustainable fashion? Let me know in the comments below! •
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If you’re a fellow influencer who is struggling with comparison and just keeping up with the rest, you’re not alone. Know that your value is NOT found in a number. You are loved. You were created with a purpose. Don’t lose sight of that purpose by focusing on a number. •
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Today on the blog, I’m sharing why I deleted all those followers and more about my intention for MINIMALISTA.
  • Who else is happy it’s spring? 🌸
Confession: I still haven’t switched my closet over. My parents are coming to town this weekend, so I’m going to wait until after their visit to switch over. 🌷
Because I still haven’t unpacked my spring clothing, this is a #tbt to my trip to NYC over Labor Day. This top is the Texture & Thread brand at @madewell, and it will definitely be featured again this spring! While this exact print isn’t available anymore, there are some solid ones in beautiful colors. Both of the tops I did find at Madewell are under $40! #LTKunder50 🌼
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  • What is one item you have in your closet that you consistently use? Today, I’m wearing this top I got 7 years ago for spring. It’s amazing how long clothing will last when you take care of it! 
But aside from this top, I don’t have a lot of spring/summer clothing. So yesterday I shared 8 items on my wishlist for spring! You can check that out by going to the link in my profile. 
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  • What do you wear on days where the weather can’t decide what it wants to do? In Dallas today, it’s 60 degrees but gloomy and rainy 🌧 so we can’t go out and enjoy. 
I’ve had this tote from @nisoloshoes for three years now and it’s still the best bag I’ve ever purchased. The exact style isn’t available anymore (the Joann tote), but I’ve linked the Lori tote which is similar! Plus, with @afterpayusa, you can purchase ethically while being a bit easier on the budget! 
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  • Can we talk about my love for this coat I picked up a couple of weeks ago at @shopfleastyle in Dallas? It caught my eye as soon as I walked in! Have you ever bought vintage clothing before? If so, what are your favorite vintage shops? •
I’ve slowly but surely been settling into my new routine! The month of February was insanely busy for me at work, and on top of that, I was still unpacking! (Confession: I’m still unpacking 🙈)
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Today on the blog, I answered a question people ask me a lot: What is ethical fashion? So head that way to learn more. •
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