3 Casual Looks Under $55

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TGIF, loves! One of my New Year’s resolutions was to begin sharing more wearable, basic pieces instead of just my typical bright, colorful looks. I also want to introduce y’all to smaller brands and boutiques that I love. While I’ve never been the Nordstrom blogger that seems to dominate the space, I wanted to go a step further by actively seeking out boutique-owning boss babes who are sharing amazing styles at affordable price points.

That leads me to Bella Ella Boutique… They have the cutest selection of affordable pieces that you’ll wear over and over again. I have rounded up my favorite three looks that are all under $55 below. Happy shopping, y’all!

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Turtleneck Sweater: Bella Ella Boutique c/o  | Gucci Dupe Belt: Amazon | Denim: Mother | Monogrammed Tote: Shop I Love Jewelry (15% off with code cortney15) c/o | Scarf: DSW | Mules: Sole Society (50% off!) | Hat: Target | Earrings: Lisi Lerch c/o

If you snag one thing from this post, make it this chenille turtleneck sweater. It’s high-low hem makes it perfect for pairing with everything in your closet. It’s essentially made for the front-tuck. I wore it with a plaid skirt and over-the-knee boots on NYE and wore this exact look to a hockey game the other night.

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Chambray Button-Down: Bella Ella Boutique c/o | Skirt: J.Crew Factory | Bag: Zac Posen | Booties: Steve Madden (Dupe HERE)

I was so excited to see that this adorable top was restocked after selling out so quickly! Every closet needs a staple chambray button-down, but I love how this one has a little something extra with the addition of a bow. Plus, it’s removable so you can wear it multiple ways.

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Striped Cardigan: Bella Ella Boutique c/o | Top: | Skirt: J.Crew Factory | Boots: Sam Edelman | Bag: Chanel | Bangles: Etsy | Earrings: Lisi Lerch c/o

Lastly, I wanted to share this fun cardigan. The color combo is so stunning and perfect for a Valentine’s Day date night. It runs a little small, so I would suggest sizing up one size.

Thank you to Bella Ella Boutique for sponsoring this post. All thoughts & opinions are my own.

Personalized, Affordable Gifts for the New Year

We all have that family member who is impossible to shop for. It could be the husband who has everything, the mom who refuses to hint at what she needs, or the dad who just buys what he wants without waiting for holidays. I personally have so many family birthdays in the month of January – my mom, niece, husband, and father-in-law – so it’s forced me to get creative.

With Jeremy’s birthday fast approaching, I surprised him early with these coffee mugs from Snapfish. Snapfish is an online photo printing site featuring budget-friendly photo gifts and home decor that look fantastic. Since Jeremy and I’ve had a long-time running joke about who our dog’s favorite parent is (it’s obviously me), I thought it would be fun and cheeky to gift him these unique presents.

I was initially intimidated about the design process, but I couldn’t believe how easy and fast it was. You select the card, calendar, mug, or home decor item you want to personalize and then upload your images from Facebook, Instagram, Google Photos and more. I pulled photos straight from my computer, dove into the project space and added text and embellishments. In under five minutes, I had created my mugs and approved the design!

While I was on Snapfish designing Jeremy’s gift, I may have snuck in a little something for myself too! I needed a desk calendar for the new year and Snapfish has endless under $25 options. I opted for the brand spankin’ new Wood Block Desk Calendar and added a personal photo and text for each month. I loved the results and apparently I’m not alone…

True story – Jeremy’s bestie was over recently and saw my desk calendar. He got married a couple months ago and his wife works at a salon and needed a wall calendar for her room. He immediately hopped on Snapfish and began uploading their wedding photos to create a special gift for her. For minimal cost and effort, he was able to create something that she could cherish all year long!

Snapfish was sweet enough to offer a 40% off discount code for my readers which makes THESE MUGS only $9 and THIS DESK CALENDAR under $15! Simply use code CHEERS40OFF HERE to begin creating your perfect gifts.

Thank you to Snapfish for sponsoring this post. All thoughts & opinions are my own.

9 Basics on MAJOR Post-Christmas Sale

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Happy New Year, dolls! I took the last week off so I apologize for being MIA. Now that we’re married, Jeremy and I have quite a few places throughout the Southeast to be for the holidays and while there is more family to love, it gets a little tricky to juggle. But regardless, I hope y’all had such a wonderful Christmas!

If you’re like me, your Christmas money is burning a hole in your pocket. Luckily, these sales won’t quit. But I want to totally encourage y’all to use these steep discounts to invest in basics that will last you year after year. So I rounded up some of my every day favorites as well as some items I scored!

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Zella High Waist Midi Leggings: Only $26 | Available in all sizes

Let’s start with my favorite recent purchase and one of the cheapest on the list. I have always worn leggings from Old Navy, but unfortunately they just don’t hold up for that long. After hearing all the hype about Zella leggings, I pulled the trigger and spent $60 on a pair. THEN… I saw that Z by Zella leggings were available for over half off that price so I decided to compare the two. Honestly y’all, I prefer the cheaper version! Yippee! The length hits at the exact right spot for my 5’4 frame and they really suck everything in but with a ton of stretch and comfort. I ordered the small and they fit great.

J.Crew Factory Vail Parka: Over 50% off

I have had my eye on this gorgeous coat for years and finally scooped it up about a month ago after trying it on in stores and realizing how beautiful it is on. For a large Winter coat that really keeps me warm, it is surprisingly flattering. For size reference, I wear a size US4 in it.

Tory Burch Miller Sandals: 40% off

I already own these sandals in tan and black (which I purchased for full price *rolls eyes*) so I  can’t justify purchasing another pair, but one of the number one questions I receive is where to get Tory Burch Miller Sandals on sale. They very rarely drop the price on these super popular sandals but when they do, it’s usually on a not-so-wearable color. Luckily, the neutral tortoise print is now 40% off making this the perfect time to invest!

Sam Edelman Caprice Knee-Hight Boots: 33% off

Along with what seemed like every blogger, I purchased these gorgeous boots during the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale and wore them throughout the Fall and into the Winter. The light tan color was exactly what my closet was missing. Now they are marked down even more so if you missed out on them during the Sale, it’s the perfect time to pull the trigger.

Frost-Free Puffer Jacket: Under $30

Throughout the Winter, I gravitate toward bold, red hues. But girlfriend has gotta stay warm too! So I took full opportunity of these sales to score this gorgeous red puffer jacket for only $27. The run a tad bit large and I purchased the size small.

Striped Layering T-Shirt: Only $7.60

I honestly own multiple of these shirts in stripes, white, black, etc. They wash well and hold up for years which is crazy for the price of less than eight bucks. These are the t-shirts you see everyone layering under vests and sweaters because the tunic length pairs so well. These do run oversized, though, so be sure to size down. I wear a size small.

Blank NYC Suede Moto Jacket: 40% off

The perfect piece to elevate any of your Fall and Winter looks, you honestly need this chic (GENUINE SUEDE) jacket. The tan is my favorite, but the gray version is GORG too!

Ugg Daelynn Boots: 35% off

No one can call Uggs ugly now that they launched adorable versions that are topped with a bow. I, personally, always wear my classic tall Ugg Boots rolled over exposing the shearling liner inside. These achieve that same look and more AND are 35% off. These are selling out fast though! I originally had my eye on the shorter, under $100 version but unfortunately they are gone so I would scoop these up while you still can.

Goodnight Macaroon Over-the-Knee Boots: 30% off

I talk about these boots ALL. THE. TIME. And that’s honestly because they’re THAT GOOD. They stay up great without being too tight and the low heel makes them comfortable for all day wear. Be sure to size up one full size. I am a size 8.5 and the 40 fits great.