Cold Shoulders

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Hi, everyone! So, you may notice something a little different about these pictures, and yes, I am finally in public! I promised myself I would start taking blogging more seriously this year, and push myself, and my first step was to take pictures in public. For those of you who don’t know, I suffer from anxiety, so something as simple as taking pictures in public can turn into a huge deal for me, but I am glad to say I have finally overcome this, and I am SO excited to have different backgrounds in my pictures other than just my yard, haha! Let me know if you guys have the same fear too, and we can all get through it together!

Now that I have gotten that off my chest, it’s time to talk about my outfit! For this “new beginning” I wanted to share an outfit that is very me, so very comfy and casual. I found this adorable cold shoulder sweater on sale at Forever 21 the other day, and I couldn’t help but buy it. I paired it with a pair of multicolor jeans. I purchased these at Target recently, and thought they were so unique with the darker wash knee details. For shoes I wore a pair of super cute espadrille sneakers. I decided to wrap up the look with even more pink and wear my faux suede bag from Missguided. This could also make for a really cute/super casual Valentine’s Day look as well! I hope you all have an awesome Monday!

Mere Xo

Jeans | Very similar sweater | Sneakers | Bag

Faux Fur Coat

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Hello, everyone! I’m sorry for my lack of posts lately, my photographer, a.k.a my boyfriend (haha) had been sick all week, so we weren’t able to get any pictures done. I am now back and so happy to blog again!

I am SO excited to talk about this coat today. It is definitely my new favorite purchase, and I love how it makes an outfit look so much more put together. The faux fur keeps me so warm, and I am absolutely in love with the camel color. As someone who wears mostly neutrals, this coat will go with so much. The best part is that this coat is only $50! It’s super affordable, and if you’re not into the faux fur look, the good news is that you can take it off. I loved styling this coat with one of my favorite new sweaters (that was only $13!) and will also be on my blog soon!

My mom, aunt, grandma & I traveled up north yesterday to start a fantastic girls week, and this was the perfect casual/comfy travel outfit. I hope you all have an amazing monday!

Mere Xo

Coat | Jeans | Similar Booties

 

Decorating for a birthday party

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Hi, everyone! So I’m sure you can tell, but today I decided to post about something a little different. I usually don’t post about decorating, but it does happen to be something I LOVE doing, so I figured I would write about it and maybe give you guys some inspiration for your next party!

The other day was my mom’s birthday, and as we both love to decorate, it gave us the perfect excuse to go all out. My mom loves anything pink, sparkly, and girly, so we tried to incorporate all three into the “theme”. For the table cloth, my mom opted for a “greige” color with a lace runner. To add a pop of color, she chose pink napkins and silver decorative plates. Due to my love for silver, gold, and pink together, I found the most adorable party hats at Tj Maxx to add on top. I also found the Happy Birthday sign at Tj Maxx that I hung from the window behind our dinner table. To add a little more frill, I also hung up a ribbon garland that I made myself. You can actually see how I made it on my YouTube channel under DIY spring room decor. My mom received a ton of flowers, so we put them to good use and made them into gorgeous decorations to add to the table along with some silver and gold candle holders. Lastly, it wouldn’t be a birthday without dessert! I made some vanilla cupcakes with strawberry buttercream frosting and added them to this adorable pink and gold cupcake stand (also from Tj Maxx).

I have to say, I think this birthday was one for the books, and it was great to see my mom have such an awesome time. I hope you guys enjoyed this type of post, and let me know if you’d like to see more of these in the future!

Mere xo

Styling a sweater dress

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Hi, everyone! First things first, I changed my blog name! I made it a resolution of mine to take blogging a lot more seriously in 2017, and I decided to start by changing the name of my blog to something that really describes my style. I definitely have a girly side to me, hence the lace, but the other side of me gets so much style inspo from the 90’s, hence the flannels part. I hope you guys like it 🙂 I will also be changing the design of my blog very soon, yay!! Next, Happy Friday!! I hope you all have had a great week. I know the week after holidays can be rough, but we’ve made it through! My classes started again on Monday…sigh. 2018 really can’t come soon enough. I know a lot of people really love college and never want to finish, but boy am I ready to be done! Anyway, to ease my way back into reality, I decided to put together a super cozy look at the beginning of this week that made Monday just a little bit easier.

For those of you that don’t know, I am all about being comfortable, and I can promise you this is probably one of the most comfortable outfits I have ever worn, haha! I’ve posted about this sweater dress before, but I wanted to dress it up a bit more this time. For Christmas, my boyfriend got me this jacket from Missguided. You guys, this jacket honestly feels like a blanket, maybe even softer! The best part is that the fuzzy material is throughout the ENTIRE coat. I know, it’s amazing. It keeps you very warm, and it’s definitely a great choice for those of you who live in a colder state.

Ok, now let’s talk about the bag. How great of a dupe is it for one of the Chloe bags?! If you’re like me, and definitely cannot afford a real Chloe bag, this is an amazing alternative. It’s also from Missguided, and under $40!! I am so in love with the color, and as I do wear a lot of dark clothing, I think it adds such a girly touch. To finish off my look, I wore my favorite pair of OTK boots from Target. If you guys don’t have a pair of these yet, I highly recommend getting some because they go with SO MUCH.

Well, I hope you all have a wonderful Friday, and thanks so much for reading!

Mere

*UPDATE: My favorite over the knee boots are on sale for only $19.99!! Link is below!*

Dress |Jacket | Bag | Boots

Happy New Year!

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Happy New Year, everyone! I hope you all had an amazing New Year’s Eve and were able to spend it with family and friends. My New Year’s Eve had a change of plans, as my boyfriend and I were invited to have dinner at a nice restaurant in our area pretty last minute. I have to admit, I was pretty excited though because I received a lot of great clothes for Christmas, and I was looking forward to wearing them.

I noticed a lot of people mistook my outfit for a dress, but the good new is that it is actually two separate pieces, so you can easily dress it down. I always think all black looks really chic, and black just so happens to be my favorite color, so I knew I wanted to pair this off the shoulder top with a black lace skirt. I actually asked for both items knowing I would wear them together eventually. Both pieces are SO comfortable, and could easily be worn with many different outfits.

I am so excited to see what new adventures await in 2017. What are you most excited about for this year?

Mere Xo

Shirt | Skirt | Similar Shoes