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        Those who know me best know that I’m pretty frugal and rarely buy new things for myself.  (I’ve got holes in my shirts and if I didn’t risk getting frostbite in the winter, I’d wear flip flops!) My clothes are either ruined by the dogs, washed incorrectly, or stained by the second wear.  True story.

        I didn’t name this blog post “Fall buys” or anything like that because I’m absolutely not that kind of chick that seamlessly transitions from summer wardrobe to fall/winter.  After all, I’m still wearing my cutoff distressed jeans and Birkenstocks and it’s in the 40’s outside.

        But the last few months (6+ months, because I’m not rich!) I’ve started to replenish my closet with new, nice things.  Things that I buy intentionally, that will last, and that I’ll wear until they’re falling apart.  My loss of money is your gain and I’m linking all of my goodies for you to purchase for yourself!!  Leave a comment if you have any of these already, if you buy something on the list, or if you have suggestions on what else you’d like me to post!!


        Nadri Edwardian Crawler Earrings – Rose Gold
        A client of mine wore these for her session and I loved them so much I bought them for myself!  They’re even more stunning in person!!!

        Hello Adorn Tiny Twist earrings – Rose Gold
        I definitely don’t consider myself a minimalist, but I needed earrings I didn’t ever have to take out and that wouldn’t hurt when I slept.  These are BEAUTIFUL!  Side note – they’re a little bit of a pain to get in and out, but worth it!!!


        Adidas Ultraboost 4.0 Running Shoes – Running White/Carbon/Cloud White
        I can’t stand wearing shoes that cover my feet, so I have a hard time spending money on anything that does. I hadn’t bought myself a new pair of workout shoes in about 5 years so it was time for a change.  I saw how cute these were and they are also super comfy, so it was an easy buy!

        Free People Lace Voile Slip – Tea
        You see me in these shirts EVERY SINGLE DAY.  Yes, they’re expensive.  But – they last even when I wash them and I’m hard on them.  I have this shirt in about 10 colors and I really love wearing off white in the winter for layering!  Too bad my dog Oscar jumped on me the first time I wore it and tore a hole. 🙁

        Wild Finch Roslyn Poncho – REVERSABLE!
        Seriously?  I needed something with a pop of color in it and that could be worn easily with jeans, layered, and worn more casual and dressed up.  That teal?  SIGN ME UP!!!  I can’t wait to flaunt this!!!!

        Dry Goods Blu Pepper Long Sleeve Henley – Navy
        I actually purchased this for my studio, but I had to try it on myself.  It’s heaven!  Just buy it. And if you have a chance to go to Dry Goods, your wallet will probably be flipping me off after. 😉

        Spanx Faux Leather Moto Leggings – Black
        I just got these a few days ago and haven’t had the chance to try them on.  I can’t wait to look like I have Jennifer Lopez’s butt.  LOL!

        Fifth Sun “Weekends, Coffee + Dogs” Tank – ON SALE!
        Need I say more?

        CALIA by Carrie Underwood Women’s Energize Printed 7/8 Floral Leggings – ON SALE!
        I eyed these gorgeous leggings at Dick’s Sporting Goods in July and couldn’t pull the trigger.  I hadn’t purchased any legging brands since my Lulu’s and I really couldn’t imagine they would be worth it.  But once they hit the sale rack, I swooped them up!  They’re worth the sale price, but not the full price!

        Wantdo Women’s Mountain Waterproof Ski Jacket Windproof Rain Jacket- BLACK
        Confession: I purchased this coat for my trip to Iceland in April.  I love it.  It’s soft, warm, and I LOVE the thumb holes!!!!! (Bonus – yellow embroidery makes it Hawkeye colors!!)

        Costco Splendid Seamless & Wireless Bra 2-pack
        Laugh at me all you want!  I can’t stand spending gobs of money on bras and underwear that I mistreat.  Who has time to follow the washing directions?
        I was skeptical, but 2 bras for $20 – they are SO FREAKING COMFY!!!!!  Worth it.  I may go buy a few more!!!!  (And better than accidentally buying nursing bras!!)


        Tarte Toasted Eyeshadow Palette
        In love with the colors!  Tarte is by far my favorite brand of makeup.

        Mac Haute & Naughty Too Black Mascara
        This has an awesome brush.  I love that you can use the brush with more product, then pull it out again for less product!

        MAC Gold Shiny Pretty Things Party Favours Mini Glitter & Pigments
        This was absolutely a splurge.  GLITTER FTW!!!!

        Golden Shimmer Travel Hanging Valet Makeup Organizer
        My hubby and I have little counter space in our bathroom, so I hung this up next to our sink so my makeup doesn’t take up all the room.
        WORTH IT!

        DAILY FAVS: (Products and items I’ve used for more than a year and won’t quit using!)

        Katie & Co. Hand Poured Soy Candles

        Tarte Amazonian Clay Full Coverage Foundation SPF 15
        I’ve had people ask me what my beauty regimen is.  This.  This is it.  It makes your skin look flawless.  And after 37 years of life AND basking in the sun – mine definitely needs this foundation!!

        Davines OI All in One Milk
        HAIR CHANGING – Side note: Buy it at your salon, not on Amazon.

        Davines OI Oil
        EVEN MORE HAIR CHANGING – this will transform your hair.  Side note: Buy it at your salon, not on Amazon.

        Vega Sport Plant Based Protein Powder, Vanilla
        I love this stuff.  I’m a bit of a freak when it comes to what I like to eat and I’d eat healthy 100% of the time if someone cooked for me.  This definitely has a plant taste to it, but I love it.  The taste makes me feel like I’m nourishing my body.


        FabFitFun box!!!!
        I was skeptical about this.  Would I even like the stuff I get?  YES.  119447220848 times YES.  I’m a subscriber for life.  Make sure you customize your box when you get the email so you can choose what you get!

        What I’d buy if I had an unlimited budget:

        Danner Women’s Mountain Light Cascade Boots
        I’ll buy these eventually.  I LOVE THEM.

        Article Parker Coconut White Right Chaise Sofa
        I’ll probably buy this, too.  But the 400# of dogs that ruin all of my furniture is why I stop myself.

        Feed Metallic Beaded Kenya Bag
        Great cause – cute bags!