Last week, I decided to snag a few easy and inexpensive pieces that are perfect for spring! It's been awhile since I've done some online shopping in this capacity (picking out multiple pieces without a specific place to wear them) since I have the store, but it was fun to find some fun new pieces. All of the items below are under $50, aside from my jean shorts!
Wearing size US 4

Size M

Size M

Size 27

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With spring in the air, I can't get enough of fun wide-leg pants! We've had a few arrive into the shop and everyone is loving the sophisticated but comfy vibe they give. I snagged this little two-piece set from Forever21 when I went in their store for the first time in months (if not more than a year!). The pants are so fun and while I love it with this top, it would also look cute with a little white crop!

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We had a spring tease over the weekend and I'm fully ready for warm weather to be here to stay! I spent most of Sunday outside and it's amazing what a little Vitamin D and the longer days will do for the soul! That being said, I've got some favorites that are either recent purchases or that I've had in my closet for awhile that I want to share!
  1. Calpak Bookbag - If you follow me on Instagram, you've seen this bag make an appearance! It has been the best work bag. I purchased it in advance of our trip to New York for market and it was perfect for the plane ride, traveling through the city, and is now my day-to-day work bag. 
  2. Slides - I have lived in slides all fall and winter (looking at you, leopard slides). Now, these are my go-to for spring! Seriously the best!
  3. Cozy Joggers - If you are looking for a new cozy piece to add to your closet, snag this ASAP! They are so incredibly comforatble!
  4. Crossbody - I don't have this exact crossbody but the one I have from a few seasons ago is still in great shape! It's nice to have a pretty little leather bag for those days shopping or nights out. 
  5. TooFaced Sweetie Pie - If you are someone who likes a simplified makeup routine, this may be the product for you! It's a blush/bronzer combo and while I do still use both blush and bronzer, this is the finishing touch before I apply my highlight.
  6. B(air) Denim - This fabrication from 7 for all Mankind is amazing! We sell 7FAM at the shop so I've got my fair share of experience with their denim and the B(air) is my favorite (and my mom's!). 
  7. Espadrille Wedge - I purchased these last summer and they've got them back! They are a great shoe and perfect to pair with both shorts and a pretty sundress. 
  8. Panama Hat - The older I get, the more I try to protect my face in the sun. My white panama hat has seen better days at this point because I've worn it so much! 
  9. Lace Bralette - This little piece has been all over Instagram and for good reason! It is amazingly comfortable and pretty as well. 
  10. Diamond Studs - I purchased mine via my favorite local jewelry store, Perry's Emporium, but if you're not from Wilmington, Nordstrom has a great selection. These earrings are my go-to and I always feel put together when I have them on. 
  11. Palm Zip Tote - How adorable is this bag? We carry Barrington Gifts at ZIA, so of course I snag myself a piece every now and again. 
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How are we already into the third month of the year?! I feel like I blinked and January and February flew by. I definitely have spring fever and our crazy Carolina weather isn't helping... wintry mix one day and 65 a few days later. I can't keep up!

That being said, I'm trying to be better about keeping monthly goals or to-do lists. I reference my 101 in 1,001 list pretty regularly as I want to accomplish more items on this list than I did on the last one! That being said, here are a few things on my to-do list for this month:
  • Cook at least 3 times each week
  • Read 3 new books (I have three books at home waiting to be read!)
  • Try a new workout class
  • Drink more water
  • Cut out excessive spending
  • Update store office
I've also been chipping away slowly but surely on some of my 101 in 1,001 goals. Here are a few that I've completed since creating the list in October 2018:
  • Change my last name - finally completed January 2019
  • Order our wedding album - completed November 2018
  • Host an ornament exchange - December 2018
  • Order our first "yearbook" photo album (did this collab with Snapfish which worked out great!)
  • Update living room light fixture - completed November 2018. We went with this one from West Elm!
  • Mount our TV on our living room wall - February 2019 - Stephen surprised me with this while I was gone for my cousin's wedding weekend! While I was getting ready with the bridesmaids, he had some time at home so he and a friend hung it! Such a great surprise!
  • Find the perfect artwork for our downstairs powder room - completed November 2019
  • Try 10 new-to-me restaurants - halfway done!
    • Italian Bistro - November 2018
    • True Blue - December 2018
    • Skytown Beer & BBQ - December 2018
    • Kornerstone Bistro - January 2019
    • Port City Cheesesteaks - March 2019
  • See a new-to-me Broadway show - February 2019 - While in NYC for market, my mom and I saw Mean Girls. It may be a new favorite!
What goals do you want to accomplish this year?
One of my favorite sales is here - the SHOPBOP sale! There are a few items on my wishlist that I'm thinking about purchasing but a few items in my closet are also included in the sale as well!

We had these shorts in the shop last summer and they were a fan favorite. I loved them so much that I snagged a pair for myself as well and always receive the most compliments on them. I also recently purchased these Sam Edelman heels to wear for my cousin's wedding. I wore them with a jumpsuit to the rehearsal dinner and then with my bridesmaid dress. If I had to pick one shoe brand, I think Sam Edelman would be the winner!

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  1. Floral Maxi - I love maxis in the spring and summer because they are so easy! This one would be great to dress up for a wedding or just pair with sandals to head to dinner.
  2. Diamond Pendant Necklace - I wear my diamond necklace almost every day but I love this one! I love that it's simple enough to be worn daily but the scattered diamond appearance makes it unique.
  3. Black Sweater - A go-to black sweater is a staple in my closet and I love this one!
  4. Ruffle Sleeve Top - our weather in North Carolina at the moment is all over the place, so a lightweight short sleeve top is a great transitional piece. I'd pair this one with denim and booties now and with denim shorts later.
  5. Distressed Denim Shorts - this is another pair of shorts that are a fan fave! These may end up in my shopping cart.
  6. Wide-Leg Pant - While at market, wide leg pants were everywhere for summer and even fall (and we have some on order to arrive at the shop this spring!). I love the versatility of this pair
  7. Espadrille Sandal - I love slight platform sandals like these because they give you a little bit of something special without having to commit to a full wedge! And this color is so pretty.
  8. Off-Shoulder Top - This off-shoulder top is also a halter with a pretty tie in the back! It would be the perfect St. Patrick's Day top!
  9. Animal Print Sweater - I'd consider this sweater a splurge but the colors and print are so fun! Great time to snag it on sale.
  10. White Sundress - We carry Knot Sisters in the shop and while we don't have this pretty little number, this a brand I can get behind and would recommend! I love white in the summer and this would be perfect for just a sundress or for a grad or bride!
  11. Bay Slides - If you don't already own these, now is the time! I got these last summer and wore them so much! Can't wait to break them out again this spring!
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Do you have a capsule wardrobe? While I don't have a specific section in my closet dedicated to capsule pieces, I 100% have those pieces that I gravitate toward over and over again. For instance, this white surplice top I've had for years and years! I even have it in a white and black print that I wear on repeat as well. 

I love finding those pieces in my wardrobe that I know I can grab in a hurry to put together an easy outfit. I wore this same white top with black high waisted trousers and sleek wedges to my friend's baby dedication but I've also worn this same one with a pair of jean shorts in spring. Those are the pieces I try to incorporate in my wardrobe more and more these days.

My wardrobe essentials change depending on the season but the basics include:
  • Classic white blouse
  • A pair of clean skinny jeans (dark wash)
  • Comfortable slides
  • A good tote
  • Sleek high heels
  • Lace-up sandals
  • Pencil skirt
  • Little black dress
  • Easy sundress

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What would your capsule wardrobe include?
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