Outfit: Book Nerd

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When I saw this shirt from Out of Print, I immediately bought one for me and for my bestie. She’s a writer and we’re both book nerds. One of my favorite childhood memories was walking to the library with my grandma. You were allowed to check out as many books as you were years old. Not that birthdays aren’t amazing as a kid but knowing I could get one more book every trip to the library (and pick out a free toy from Johnny’s Toy Store) really was the highlight of each new year.

These cute lace slip ons are from Target. Oh, Target you get us, you really get us.

 

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As promised, I want to share with you something I’ve been working on over the past few months. It’s been my life-long dream to live on a ranch full of all sorts of animals. Now, it’s coming true! With the help of my best friend, we’ve started a non profit animal sanctuary named Lemon Ranch. I’d love for you to visit the site and help spread the word about our rescue. We are not only saving animals but also sharing the experience of animals with individuals who will benefit from their unconditional love.

We already have 3 wonderful animals at a temporary location. Our next goal is to find our permanent home. Stay tuned!

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Outfit: Winter Sun

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Although we get mild “winters” in So Cal, every now and then we get gray days that are perfect for cozy layering. I’ll use any excuse to wear these boots. I could hug them (maybe I do; don’t judge me). I think this scarf was from a Pop Sugar box and I love the variation in color. It adds some interest to the top portion of this outfit.

These Blank patchwork jeans are also very fun. Comfortable and full of visual interest.

Outside I went to take pics of this cozy ensemble and then the sun came out!

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Believe me, I’m not complaining. I don’t miss crappy midwest winters at all.

I’m sorry to say that the exact pieces of this outfit are no longer available. This is typically the case with my outfits because I wait until things are on super sale before buying them! Shop the look:

Linking up with Pleated Poppy, Random Wednesday, What I Wore to Work, Thursday Favorites and Fun Fashion Friday.

Outfit: Nailed It

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Now this is the kind of look I’ve been aiming for since converting to a more casual style. The layering (with my husband’s shirt!) and this knit striped jacket look put together but not over done. Don’t you just love it when an outfit plan works out the way you wanted?

Now the question will be can I find more looks to fit my new vision of style without having to purchase an entirely new wardrobe.

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Outfit: March Came Fast

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Pay no attention to the lack of pedicure. My feet are still on their winter hiatus.

How did 2 months of the year go by already? I’ve been working on a new business launch and it’s been consuming my brain. I hope to have the website ready to share in the next couple of weeks. I can’t wait to tell you!

Don’t forget to check out the Shopbop sale and get your free month of Rocksbox using code “highheeledstylexoxo”

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Linking up with Pleated Poppy, Random Wednesday, What I Wore to Work, Thursday Favorites and Fun Fashion Friday.

Shopbop: The Big Event

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This big sale starts today and ends on Sunday, March 8 (4 am ET). The more you buy the more you save so get together with friends and family to do a big group purchase. Everyone wins!

Save 15% with a purchase over $250, 20% over $500 and 25% over $1,000! Get your coupon code here. Need a little inspiration? Here are some top trends to consider:

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Backpack / Long sleeve dress / Lace dress / Maxi dress / Jacket

And some added brands…

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Phyllis + Rosie
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It’s time to get shopping!

*Stuart Weitzman brand is excluded from this sale

Marvelous Monday with Rocksbox

I’m a fan of the box subscription models. I first tried Birchbox then Pop Sugar Must Have and now I’ve been offered the chance to try Rocksbox. The timing is perfect because accessories have always been a challenge for me but now that I am working on a more casual style they are extra difficult.

Here’s what I got in my first box:

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I haven’t had a chance to style them yet but I’m sure you’ll be seeing them in some upcoming posts. You’ll also be excited to know that there’s a special code for you! Just use “highheeledstylexoxo” and get a FREE month. How’s that for fancy?

All you have to do is take a brief style survey and then they choose items for you. You can borrow them for as long as you like or swap them out for something new. If you love it you can buy it.  What are you waiting for? Get started!

Outfit: I’m a Winner

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Thanks to the sweet and generous Patti from NotDeadYetStyle, I won this beautiful dress from Karina (exact dress here). I have been dreaming of a soft, comfortable polka dotted dress. Something with a bit of retro vibe but that would still work with my current, less structured style. Can you believe my luck?

This dress was everything I’d been looking for. They have so many easy and stylish options. Finding new places to shop is a great benefit of blogging.

How would you style this beautiful dress? I plan to wear it frequently so I’m definitely looking for suggestions.

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Outfit: Life at Warp Speed

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No posts last week. It just got away from me! But in a good way. I’ve been busy just living life. Not one thing took up all my time but instead lots of little things. Getting my husband to PT because he blew out his knee, household chores, horses, chickens, exercising – yes, you heard that right and of course some work.

Plus some TV watching and wine drinking. Dedicated blogging time just went out the window. The weather has been glorious so I try to spend as much time as possible outside.

The next couple of weeks will probably be much the same. I have a website to finish, a marketing calendar to draft and horses to ride. I’ll try to do better about outfits and maybe even some lifestyle content. Thanks for sticking with me!

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Outfit: Layering and a Print

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I am happy with how this look turned out. I mentioned I was on the fence about cardigans as part of my new, casual look but this one seemed to work. Maybe because I’m a sucker for red. Although I haven’t worn these Zara heels (option or option) often, they are a perfect red heel. When you find a classic red pump you MUST get it. They aren’t always easy to find but they always stand out.

I completed my first ClassPass class – TRX on Tuesday. It really kicked my butt. The class didn’t seem difficult while I was doing it but my muscles are telling a different story today! If you’re not a gym going person and are looking to find the right kind of exercise for you, consider giving ClassPass a try. It let’s you go to different studios and try all kinds of classes. It’s only $99/month.

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Outfit: Khaki and Coral

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I’m trying to mix up the color palette a little. I noticed I’ve been wearing a lot of gray and black. Not that there’s anything wrong with that, but I needed to brighten up my outfits (although I still had matte black nail polish).

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Have you heard of ClassPass? I hadn’t but they just launched in OC and I’ve been asked to try it out. I’m no fitness junkie. I like being active but motivating myself to go to a gym to workout is about as likely as me wearing flats. But for only $99/month you get access to a large network of studios. I do like to try new things so I’ve made my first reservation at Core Works to try a TRX class. Next up…pilates, then barre, then maybe even a pole dancing class.

Find out more about ClassPass (they have many locations) here. Wish me luck!

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