Valentine’s Day for Under $25 + Life Update



Sweater: H&M (Similar HERE) | Skirt: Amazon | Tennis Shoes: SheIn (Use code Cortney15 for a discount / Size up one size) | Clutch: Etsy | Necklace: Shop I Love Jewelry

While Halloween is technically my favorite holiday, I always look forward to February for so many reasons. Not only is the worst of Winter weather likely behind us (heck, it was 75 degrees today), we’re headed to Daytona in a few days for the first race of the NASCAR season, plus I can wear all the pink and red my heart desires (which is quite a lot!) So today I wanted to jam pack a ton of stuff into one post – sharing an easy outfit to recreate with pieces you can find in your own closet, filling y’all in on all the things I have coming up in the next couple of weeks, and finally including the cutest heart-themed accessories and apparel that’s all under $25.

If you’ve stopped by Cort In Session lately, you know that I’ve been a sucker for skirts and sneakers. I personally get a ton of wear out of this pink midi skirt and just snagged this purple one as well. Pairing such a feminine piece with tennis shoes makes the look much more casual and wearable. And while I still have Golden Goose shoes on my wishlist, these $30 dupes have been a comfy and equally adorable replacement in the meantime. If you decide to pull the trigger on these – and I highly suggest you do – be sure to size up one size because they run a little snug.

To get y’all up to date on what’s going on in Jeremy and my lives, our schedules are about to majorly pick up. Apart from our trip to Hawaii, things have been pretty slow around here throughout NASCAR’s off season. But that all changes on Monday, when we leave for Florida. The NASCAR season kickoff is next Saturday and I am going to be visiting as many racetracks as I can this year. To be completely honest with y’all, I struggled immensely with anxiety in 2019 (I plan on sharing my journey in the near future), but I am feeling much stronger and like I’m finally getting a solid hold on it.

With one of our days off next week, I am so excited to be heading to Disney World! I’ll be on the hunt for the Coco mouse ears once I hit the park… fingers crossed they’re still available! I picked up these colorful sneakers and you bet I’ll be breaking them in at the happiest place on earth. Not only that, but we have a fun night planned for next Thursday at Burgey’s Tiki Hut in Daytona Beach. If you’re there for speedweeks, be sure to come by between 7:30 and 9:30 because Jeremy will be hosting a meet and greet and I’ll be likely drinking for the two of us 😉

Now back to fashion – I am such a sucker for heart-print or kiss-print anything no matter what time of year it is. If you’re with me, be sure to scroll to the bottom of this post for some of the cutest clothes and accessories under $25. I seriously want all of them!


3 Casual Looks Under $55


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!


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.


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.


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.