LAST MINUTE GIFTS I LOVE & A GIVEAWAY


Coming up with new ideas for what to buy a friend or girlfriend or sister or daughter or niece can get tough. Trust me I know! I just finished my last bit of shopping online. Check these last minute picks I love above - just click on the one you like and it will take you to wear to buy it. I love the swell bottles that keep you drinks cold or hot forever and I always get compliments on my gold casemate phone case listed above. Good luck with your last minute shopping!! AND to help you out I am doing a giveaway with one of my fav stores = SHOP LILY GRACE!!



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Faux Fur Poncho








target fedora hat <Sold out> similar HERE | purse | poncho <sold out> Similar HERE & HERE
ring | watch | boots <old> similar HERE | sunglasses ONLY $20 <PRADA DUPES>
| jeans | turtleneck | earrings


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There is something so comfy and magical about a poncho but add the faux fur and it just dresses it all up. I can not begin to tell you how many compliments I got on this beauty. It was a steal at Target but sold out so fast! I found a few similar options but you might want to stalk a Target store because I was told they should come back in stock in store but not online.

Anyway... I am headed to Jingle Ball tonight - it s a big ball to raise money for the Salvation Army and give kids that don't have toys for the holidays a real Christmas. 
I am VERY excited and I love having fun for a good cause and I hope to encourage you to donate toys to a needy family or organization for the holidays! With all the shopping we do as bloggers its the least we can do to help out a child in need!
Hope you are having a fabulous Tuesday!
xo,
Alex

Fall Faux Fur











Sunglasses = Prada Dupes
faux fur vest <Jessica Simpson - sold out > similar HERE

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 I love faux fur's and I am always trying to find unique ones. They come and go so quickly but I listed a bunch above. The fall cold weather has finally started settling in after weeks of warm days! My cold weather clothes were screaming to get out and luckily we have had some chilly days appear here in Raleigh. A faux fur vest is an easy way to work the fur trend into your wardrobe this season. Its a perfect topper to throw on over almost any outfit. But, most of all it just keeps me super comfy.



Happy Shopping!
-Alex

NORDSTROM FALL CLEARANCE SALE

LITERALLY. LOVE IT. ALL. 
When Nordstrom has a great sale its like Christmas came early. I had to hold myself back from buying too much! But I listed my fav finds from the sale below.
Just click on the pic of the one you like it and it will take you to that item!
 Happy Friday and Happy Shopping! TGIF!

SHOPBOP FRIENDS & FAMILY 25% OFF SALE





 For the record I have been obsessed with it forever and decided today was the day! Final price = $206!! Now that is a savings! This is a great time of year to get the expensive piece you didn't want to splurge on but finally can! I listed some of my favs you can click on the pic above or the link below. MAKE SURE TO USE CODE: INTHEFAM25 for 25% off
Happy Shopping!!

Clare V. Leopard Flat Haircalf Clutch • Clare Vivier
Clare V. Haircalf Supreme Flat Clutch • Clare Vivier
Clare V. Flat Clutch • Clare Vivier
Clare V. Supreme Haircalf Fold Over Clutch • Clare Vivier
James Jeans Blazer Cape • James Jeans
Faribault Woolen Mills Shadow Plaid Blanket Cape
BB Dakota Gretchen Cape Dress • BB Dakota
BB Dakota Bristol Capelet • BB Dakota
Clu Ruffle Tee Dress • Clu
Splendid Chambray Shirtdress • Splendid
Sperry Saltwater Core Booties • Sperry
Sam Edelman Petty Suede Booties • Sam Edelman
Splendid Neo Indigo Shirtdress • Splendid
Bella Dahl Utility Shirtdress
BB Dakota Deon Textured Pleat Dress • BB Dakota
Clu Long Sleeve Ruffle Tee Dress • Clu
Madewell Patchwork Piece Plaid Scarf • Madewell
Acne Studios Alaska Scarf • Acne Studios
Amanda Uprichard Grace Coat • Amanda Uprichard

SPLURGE vs STEAL: BEST Target Bootie Dupes EVER



Well you could always blow a ton of money on expensive booties or get the exact same look for wayyyyy less!! Thats why I love TARGET! Literally I am so obsessed with all my new booties and you can get all of the ones I listed for 30% off! Now that's a deal!
ABOVE:

Hope you enjoy these amazing deals as much as I do!!
Have you found any really great dupes? 

XO,
Alex

NORDSTROM ANNIVERSARY SALE: OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

THIS IS ONE OF MY FAVORITE SALES OF THE YEARRRRR!! THE NORDSTROM ANNIVERSARY SALE - and its now open to the public. So if you don't have a Nordstrom card you can still get the great deals.
 
CHECK OUT MY TOP PICKS ABOVE.
 You can just click on the image you like and it will take you to the purchase location.
Happy Shopping!
Alex
 

COLOR EXPLOSION MAXI









Before you say you hate me. On Sunday - this dress was still in stock at Target and then last night as I was writing this blog post and went to add the link to it >> boom >> there was none left. I DONT KNOW WHAT HAPPENED -- But I want to cry. 

There is nothing I hate more than posting a dress you can't get but I found some similar looks and linked them below. Good news is you might still be able to find it in your local target store. 

 dress: <sold out @target> available in black here
 my other fav dress option is here // earrings //sunglasses <NastyGal sold out> similar here // wedges - sold out similar HERE // neon bag (only 3 left!)//loren hope bracelet <sold out> similar HERE //
 white bracelets // watch // kendra scott owen ring // kendra scott 'naomi' ring - white SOLD OUT -- similar here and here // nail polish // Ann Taylor bracelets: here and here

I will tell you this. Lately TARGET has been killing it with the dresses!!
 In my last post this blue dress is still available and fabulous. But I am also loving all these other great options. Hope you find a maxi you can fall in love with because I AM LIVING in all of mine. Sorry for the MAXI OVERLOAD but its been HOT HOT HOT in Raleigh!

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Shop this look:


Happy Shopping!
XO,
Alex


CROCHET TOP MAXI W/ POCKETS









 <BUY 1 GET 1 50% off> AND and extra 10% off with code: JULY// 
sunglasses // wedges tory burch - sold out - similar HERE // bag //loren hope bracelet <sold out> similar HERE // kendra scott earrings // white bracelets // watch // kendra scott owen ring // kendra scott 'naomi' ring - white SOLD OUT -- similar here and here // nail polish //
Ann Taylor bracelets: here and here
 
There is nothing I love more on this earth than a great set of pockets on a dress or skirt. This dress was a fab find at my fav spot: Target! THE BEST! It comes in green and blue and the pockets were a surprise I discovered after I bought it! Price point = $29.99 // BEST DAY EVER!

As you can tell I was pretty excited to wear it! Nate and I went out to lunch on Sunday at the Village Deli in Cameron Village and I got so many compliments. Trust me when I say you will love this dress. Crochet on the top and light on the bottom - just an easy breezy outfit for a hot day out. 

Hope you love it as much as I do. I have a big obsession with Maxi's right now!

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Fourth Of July Festivities


Sometimes you just feel like you need a vacation from your vacation! LOL -- I am exhausted but I truly had the most amazing time in Carolina Beach, NC. We stayed at The Savannah Inn: a quaint and lovely spot literally 5 steps from the beach and it was spectacular.


Every year I feel like the Red White and Blue holidays roll in and I have NOTHING to wear. haha! <<story of my life>> So, this year I decided I was going to go overboard and have an unlimited amount of everything you could imagine red, white, and blue.



 

top //shoes //distressed shorts // beach hat // bag < only available in stores at Target: similar here and  here // red white and blue bracelets <SOLD OUT> - Similar here // white bracelets // watch // kendra scott owen ring // kendra scott 'naomi' ring - white SOLD OUT -- similar here and here // earrings <sold out> similar here//
 sunglasses also < similar here and here> // nail polish
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INSTAGRAM VACAY RE CAP:

          sunglasses <NastyGal sold out> similar here // beach hat
dress will be posted on the blog Wednesday // turquoise bracelets <old>similar here//

No trip is complete to Carolina Beach without a stop at the
WORLD FAMOUS SQUIGLEYS ICE CREAM!
This place had a line around the building but it was amazing! This is a must stop if you ever visit.

I had the most wonderful weekend and I am just so glad we were able to find a hotel because I am so last minute!! I waited until the day off to book a hotel haha! But in the end everything worked out! Luckily, someone cancelled their stay at the Savannah Inn so that opened up a spot for us! 
Woot woot!
I cant wait to go back!! What a blast!
Hope you had an amazing 4th too!
Xo,
Alex