The Best Vests for Less

Where are my vest fans?

I LOVE a vest in the fall and in the winter. I think it just brings an extra bit of warmth to your core so you can spend more time outside in the colder months. Plus they are adorable.

I do find some to be tighter then others. I try to buy mine from good companies and not off brands for that reason. I like to stick to companies that are known for their quality because outerwear gets so much use here. I have listed some of my current favorites from some of my favorite brands. I am not usually a leopard fan, but I could not resist the one from Land’s End. It would look great for work or for play. Give me all the polka dots as well. I guess you know which vests I will be getting this year. I have also listed some different coupon codes for the vests that I have picked. I do not ever want to break the bank, even for essential items that I know I will get a ton of use out of.

 Women’s Down Vest at Land’s End , Frost Free Vest from Old Navy

LAND’S END: Receive 40% off regular-price styles! Savings reflected at checkout when you enter. Promotion Code: MOON Pin: 3095

OLD NAVY: 30% off coupon added to your cart at checkout

Fleece-Lined Vest from L.L. Bean , Trail Model Fleece from L.L. Bean



JoyLab New Release

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Target has really stepped up its game on all accounts lately.  Truthfully, I was not buying Target brands for a while. I am in between sizing and currently on Weight Watchers so it was hard for me to fit into any of the womens lines that they were carrying. The release of A New Day and now JoyLab has me running back to Target instead of Old Navy. These new lines make me excited for what is to come.

JoyLab was just released yesterday, October 1st at Target. It is online and in stores right now. My heart sings because they thought about us curvy girls! We want to look just as cute as our friends but we were always left off the radar. Target is finally tapping into the plus size market with great new brand.

I always have the problem that the pattern does not stretch with the fabric. I would have white lines all through the fabric which did not make me feel better about what I was wearing. Yes, I am wearing these leggings to the gym or yoga but I do not want to draw extra attention to my problem areas. I cannot be alone is this feeling I am sure. Below are some of my favorites that are currently online.

Here are some of my reasons for loving this new brand:

  • The high waist band and detailing at the top of the pants.
  • The detailing on the strapping for a unique sports bra look.
  • The layering pieces such as the sweatshirt tops with the hem detailing
  • The bold color patterns. I love to wear color on the bottom with a black tank to the gym.

I know it is still very early to talk about how the items will wear over time. I am just excited to see where this line will go. I am excited to see more options for plus size women. I am happy to see the shift to more colorful pieces that make women feel more confident when they are working out, or just running errands. Do not forget about using your RedCard to get the extra 5% off. I have the debit card, which I LOVE. I also combine savings by shopping with the mobile coupons and the Cartwheel app. They are now integrating the Cartwheel app back into the Target app so all your coupons are in one place. Hallelujah!



Mesh Reflective Splatter
7/8 Moto Leggings
Open Back T-Shirt with Ribbed Sleeves
Cozy Layering Sweatshirt



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Happy Sunday Funday Everyone!

Starting today, 10/1 though 10/3, LOFT is having an amazing 50% off sale along with free shipping! The sale INCLUDES sale items! Use the code SURPRISE.  Time to stock up on some basic tops and sweaters for me. I love a simple top with a colorful pair of pants for work. Bows on your sleeves in the new trend in sweaters right now. Fall Fashion is here and for once, I’m not upset by it. I am starting to think fall is my favorite time of the year. I love giving my closet a makeover over every October so I know what I need to invest in and what I don’t need any more of. Holiday shopping is right around the corner so it is time to treat yourself before your entire budget goes into gifting mode. Below are just a few of my favorites from the sale that I will probably be purchasing. I need to scale down my shopping cart a little at the moment. Anyone else like me and add everything you want to your cart first? Then I go back and delete duplicates or things that I’m not loving the second time around.

50% off sale

1.LOFT Zip Cuff Flare Dress
2. LOFT Mosaic Lace Smocked Cuff Blouse
3. LOFT Trousers in Custom Stretch in Julie Fit
4. LOFT Textured Blouson Sleeve Sweater
5. LOFT Tiled Cutout Blouse
 6.LOFT Tie Cuff Top

Crushin’ on Blush

Anyone else Crushin’ on all the Blush that has come over from the spring?

Nothing like adding another dimension to my neutrals game. It is not just a popular Essie color, for weddings or for baby ballerinas anymore. Blush brings in a very feminine dimension to any outfit without being over the top with pink.  The three tops listed below work well with jeans, black, or grey bottoms. I own the middle one and it so ultra soft. I don’t even want to take it off when I get home from work. I am in love with the suede pencil skirt with a black top and black tights.

I have also posted a link to another blog that used blush in her bedroom makeover. I would have never thought to mix it is with golds but I am IN LOVE with how it turned out.

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Steve Madden Carrson Sandal at Nordstrom


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Halogen Scallop Edge Sweater at Nordstrom
Striped Cozy Knit Long Sleeve Top from Target
Mixed-stitch sweater tunic from GAP Factory
Textured open-front cardigan from GAP

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Check Out How Bows and Sequins Styled her bedroom with Blush on her blog


Loft is 40% off EVERYTHING

eAnn Taylor Loft is having a 40% off sale right now that you do not want to miss.

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I am obsessed with all the sleeve details that are on trend right now.

Bows, Buttons and Lace, OH MY!

Sales like this one make it easier to add to sophisticated pieces to your wardrobe without breaking the bank. I wear Loft pieces mostly to work. What are you loving right now when it comes to tops?

40% off Tops from 9/26 at 3am – 9/29 at 3am

Extra 40% Off Sale Styles from 9/26 at 3am – 10/1 at 3am  

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Tie Cuff Two in One Top

Shoulder Button Bell Sleeve Top


Lace Sleeve Blouse

Belted Open Cardigan


Collegiate Pride at Work

If you know me personally then you know I LOVE my JMU Dukes. There are many times when you are feeling the collegiate pride but cannot show it in a professional manner at your workplace. I have put together some different ideas for you to try. The next time your team rocks in over the weekend or on a Thursday night game then you can show up beaming with pride, but still look professional.

These are just some ideas that your can run with to see what you already have in your closet. These same ideas can be take over to any sports team. You don’t have to be over the top in logos to show your pride. Pick one color to really base the outfit on then pair in accessories of the accent color. I would wear a solid purple dress for JMU and I would pair it with some yellow earrings or scarf.

Leave a comment or message me if you want some more ideas for your school colors. I would love to see what we can make together.

James Madison University Dukes

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Printed Lace Fit and Flare from Target

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3/4 Sleeve Susan Dress from Escapada


Virginia Commonwealth University Rams

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3/4 Sleeve Mimi Tunic Dress from Escapada


Women’s Plus Size Smocked Dress with Gold Foil from Target


Virginia Tech Hokies


Women’s Straight Leg Slim Chino Pants from Target


Smocked-Yoke V-Neck Shift Dress from Old Navy


My Target Style Haul 9/22

I am going to start doing random posts about what I find in the store when I venture out. The truth is, I am a hardcore online shopping because stores used to not carry clothes larger then a size 10. I am not a size 10 and haven’t been for a while. It always made me feel so bad when I saw so many cute clothes that were not even close to my size. I am proud to say that stores like Target and Old Navy have started carrying “plus size” (which still truly isn’t a plus size, a size 12 or 14 is average people). Yes, there are still tons of racks I have to skip by but I am happy to see stores are realizing that they were missing an entire market of women who want to feel beautiful too.

I am going to showcase what I find in my travels and how I would style the pieces together. Yesterday I went to Target to return some booties with my mom during my lunch break. Here are just a few pieces that we loved!

I am LOVING the new brand by Target, A New Day. Most of what is listed below is that brand.

A New Day: Available Exclusively at Target!

Lace T-Shirt – Xhilaration™ (Juniors’) Berry

I am sad that this shirt was only in Juniors so I am on the hunt for another one. I was afraid to try the XL. Hear me out on this lace top. If you wore a black, shift dress with wide or medium straps with this over the top… think holiday party. It elevates the dress to a whole other level. Pair them with some black pumps and you are good to go. I love the deep berry color. It makes it feel more sophisticated.

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Women’s Striped Shirt Dress

My mom fell in love with this dress. I found it a little short and would wear it more as a tunic top with leggings or skinny pants. The wrap does not go all the way around which is nice so the back stays flat and doesn’t come up. The bell sleeves are back in style right now. These have an opening so it stays out of your way.

Women’s Floral Applique Any Day Shirt

This was another favorite of my mom’s. The flower detailing really brought this plain work shirt to life. I would size up for more of a relaxed look for going out to brunch.

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Women’s Shine Any Day Tank

These shimmer tank tops were a fun change from the traditional “plain jane” tanks that we all wear. These would be great under a basic cardigan for work.

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I do not see this dress online yet but it is the A New Day brand so check your local Target store. This dress is so sweet. I will be doing another post later about how this blush color is one of the top colors for fall. It reminds me of a ballet slipper. I love the longer sleeves on this one. This would be a great dress to wear to a fall wedding with some blush or nude colors heels.