My Cute, Affordable Spring Accessories Haul

In one of my previous blog posts, I mentioned that I’m really looking forward to accessorizing this coming spring and summer. One reason for this is because I know that it’s the easiest way to make yourself look more put together! Adding on jewelry, a hat, a cute bag, whatever is the best way to trick people into thinking you know what you’re doing when it comes to fashion. For the spring and summer, I decided that I want to keep my style, really minimalist and focus on curating my style with some pretty accessories. Now I’m not always the best at remembering to accessorize, but when I do, I’m always happy I did! Keep on reading to see the cute and affordable pieces I got for this upcoming season! I’ll link as many items as I can as long as they are available still!

Sunglasses

I was scrolling through Instagram recently and saw someone post a dupe for some really cute Celine sunglasses from Amazon. She mentioned that they were actually excellent quality for the price, so I figured “Hey, why not?” and I ordered them! I got them in the tortoise color and in black, both with polarized lenses (because they have a ton of non-polarized options). The shape is really cute and slightly oversize. I think they will actually be flattering on just about any face shape also, except maybe if your face is super round, they might make it look more round. They are under $20 and honestly, I’m really happy with them! These cute sunnies are linked here for the tortoise and here for the black for you!

Bags

A few months ago, I shared a dupe for the Bottega Veneta pouch bags from Amazon and I’m just here to share that I have, in fact, ordered more. These bags are incredibly roomy, easy to carry (because it has a removable strap), and pretty good quality for $30! The seller came out with 2 new colors and it was like he was reading my mind honestly. He added the prettiest deep blue color and my all time favorite a deep chocolate brown. He probably reads my blogs honestly. So of course, I had to get these! I have the large size already in tan, white, and black so these were a no brainer for me. The bag is linked here for you!

I also hopped on the baguette train and ordered a few baguette bags. I kept seeing these and knew I wanted to buy a designer one, but could never bring myself to spend $500+ for one even if it’s pre-owned. I figured, why not see on Amazon if they have anything similar first so I can try it out and see if I even like them. I always thought they’d be too small and I wouldn’t be able to fit all my things! Plus, I know this is a trend, so it’s sort of silly to buy an expensive designer one. I easily found the croc print ones I had been looking for and ordered them in brown, white and black! I always buy the neutral ones so I can use them with just about everything! These bags are linked here for you!

Jewelry

Last but not least, jewelry is the best accessory, of course. It’s so classic and easy, but can also be fun and bold! It makes it so easy to switch up your style. I’m a huge fan of Baublebar and I always buy jewelry there, especially in the summer. They recently released some really pretty vintage inspired pieces and it was perfect timing because some of my favorite earrings broke! I decided to replace them with these really pretty vintage button earrings. Both pairs have little pearls at the center and one has gold around the edge and the other is brown resin. Both are SO pretty! I also have some rings and necklaces I want to get, but I’m thinking I’ll get them for a slightly higher end retailer, like Mejuri! The gold pearl earrings are linked here and the pearl and resin earrings are linked here!

I also got these really cute Gucci dupe earrings from Amazon back in January, but I know they’ll be a spring staple for me! They are not incredible quality to be honest, but they are pretty good! Close up, you can see that they are definitely not perfect, but from far away they look really good! Plus they were super inexpensive! I even found them in a two pack for about $20 which is such a good deal and actually better than what I paid! Those earrings are linked here for you.

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Four Cute and Casual Winter Outfit Ideas

Four Cute and Casual Winter Outfit Ideas

I wanted to share a few really casual outfits on here because usually, well, I don’t. I tend to share more dressed up looks or looks for special occasions or something along those lines and frankly, no one really looks like that day to day. So, I figured I’d do a post of some casual-but-still-put-together outfits. I definitely want to make more of an effort to share outfits that can be worn day to day because it’s just the most realistic. I hope you enjoy these! I’ll link as many items or similar items as I can!

Outfit #1

This first look is the most casual of all the looks and something I would probably wear out to run errands (if I didn’t want to wear sweatpants which is almost never). Instead of sweatpants and a sweatshirt, I opted for a sweatshirt and JEANS instead! I got this cozy sweatshirt while hanging around in Montauk over the summer and it’s a staple for me when I want to be comfy. To look more put together, I figured light wash jeans (similar) and a pair of chunky sneakers was the best option. As always, gold hoops are there to help dress things up too!

Sweater: Montauk town store / Jeans: Topshop / Shoes: Fila / Coat: Something Navy

Outfit #2

There’s nothing quite like an all black outfit. I’m partial to a washed black when it comes to my denim because if it’s too black, I feel like my top has to match exactly otherwise my outfit looks strange. I wear these Abercrombie jeans all the time and just put on a plain black sweater from Urban Outfitters (similar). My Jeffrey Campbell boots are ones I have a love-hate relationship with. I want to get rid of them every year, but I never do because I ALWAYS end up wanting to wear them at one point and it just resets the cycle for me. But they are such a chic western style piece so they’ll be in style for quite a while.

Jacket: Forever 21 / Sweater: Urban Outfitters / Jeans: Abercrombie / Shoes: Jeffrey Campbell

Outfit #3

Another favorite look of mine is wearing cardigans as tops, which is super in style these days anyway. Paired with any pair of jeans and it’s a super easy, casual look but you still look like you intended to get dressed that morning. I love this little cardigan from American Eagle (similar), and got it in both colors because it’s the perfect length and the V-neck is not too deep. These are some of my favorite Jamie Jeans from Topshop, again in a washed black/gray color because it goes so well with just about everything! This one is the most dressy because it technically has a heel, but they are boots and a comfortable height so they are not NOT casual. These are similar boots from Steve Madden.

Coat & Shoes: Something Navy / Sweater: American Eagle / Jeans: Topshop

Outfit #4

This is another favorite of mine because you know I love to wear a bright pink. Instead of wearing this cardigan as a top, I wore it as a regular cardigan to add dimension to my outfit by layering it with a lace trim cami. Paired with some medium wash mom jeans, it’s a perfect casual outfit! I dressed it up a little bit more with these funky mules, but you can wear little booties or flats with this too and it will get you an even more casual look.

Cardigan: Something Navy / Top & Jeans: Abercrombie / Shoes: Sam Edelman

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