My 28th birthday is less than a month from now. This birthday seems like a long time coming because last year I was in the middle of packing up to leave Germany and move to Nashville, so it almost seemed like I didn’t have one. On the flip side, (and this is the weird thing about being over 25), time goes by so fast, so in some ways I feel like my 2015 birthday was last month. This will only make sense to some of you — Enjoy being young and having time feel like it’s crawling by!
I have two reasons for blogging things like Birthday and Christmas wish lists every year… 1.) I’ll be curious 10 years from now to look back and see the sorts of things I wanted in 2016, and 2.) Sometimes I discover some interesting stuff and want to share with my readers that it exists! I frequently search ‘gift guides’ or ‘wish lists’ on Pinterest because I’m curious as to what people are asking for and giving these days and I doubt I’m the only Internet user that does that!
Y’all probably know by now I love a good deal! The only thing I love more than a good deal is sharing my finds with YOU!
I must admit I have a bit of a JustFab.com obsession. What they say on their TV commercials is true… the prices are good and the quality is better. If you’ve ever shopped at ZARA than you have something to compare JustFab to. The only thing about JF I have to be careful about is swooping in on their flash sales immediately upon getting a notification e-mail! Let me tell you, the cute stuff is always the first to go!
Since 2011 I’ve been creating sequin embellished apparel (see here, here & here!) and selling my designs since 2014 (see here & here!). I’ve always had a special place in my heart for sequins! Last year, in October, I released my first all-sequin embellished line of short-sleeve sweatshirts to the public! The most popular design was the “Coffee First” sweatshirt and was sold out before I even uploaded them to my online boutique! I had people texting, e-mailing, PM-ing, Tweeting and Instagram-ing me, BEGGING to buy the sweatshirt after I posted the first teaser image on Instagram! Because of that incredible popularity (and the countless inquiries I’ve received since!) I decided to release the Coffee First 2.0 just in time for Spring!
Living in a growing city has its downsides (horrendous traffic!) as well as its perks; Which in Nashville’s case is (among many other things!) incredible style and fashion inspiration! Nashville has done a tremendous job of creating an exciting environment for anyone with a passion for fashion. There are too many events, boutique openings and artists showcases to physically find the time to attend!
Last month’s fashion favorites also happen to be a mini haul from H&M. This is actually pretty much all I’ve purchased in the way of fashion since December — I wasn’t in the mood to shop for Spring clothes when the weather outside wouldn’t permit wearing them anyway.
Just about 10 days ago I moseyed into my local H&M searching for a pale blue coat I saw on their website (now unavailable but similar here). Thankfully, the darling was in stock, and even more perfect in person 🙂 Of course I had a look around to see what else was new and chose a lacy bra/knicker sets in a matching pale blue color with bow details.
I also found a pretty X back lace black bra for 15 euro — black bras are like black shoes — you can truly never have too many of them even if their variations are minute.
H&M flats may be inexpensive but they’re legitimately comfortable and come in a bevy of classic/wardrobe staple shapes and colors. I chose this black, pointed/almond toe, faux suede pair for 13 euro. There was also a lovely deep plum pair of flats (unfortunately not on the website) I desperately wanted but alas they were out of my size. I’ll definitely go back to check for them again soon!
As you can see from the elbow creases in this jacket I have really been enjoying wearing it. It’s just above knee length and has the prettiest gathered shoulder puffs. I also love that it has real pockets.
These photos do them no justice but I finally found a pair of blue mirror reflective aviator sunglasses (below). I don’t know why but blue mirrored finish without that weird purple tint has been difficult to find. What joy upon discovering the last pair available at H&M! Of course hanging right next to them on the display was this faux snake skin gold case which obviously was needed to keep the sunnies safe!
Did you have any favorite fashion purchases in March? I’d love to hear about them! I’m always on the look out for recommendations. Thank you for stopping by the blog today! I hope you’re having a lovely Easter weekend and it’s not raining or snowing wherever you are.