If you've been following this blog, you would have known my husband went overseas to Europe for the military. While it meant a ton of time apart, it also brought some positives!
One being he found me the cutest clothing pieces from these other countries. And two, we had a ton of date nights to catch up on!
My absolute favorite piece is this dress J found in Hungary. It fits like a glove, so I know it was meant to be! haha It is super soft and I love the overlay layer, as its kind of a mesh with gorgeous detailed lace applique. I really enjoy the shape of this dress as well, the higher neckline, and that it is a modest length.
I have really been enjoying doing my hair this way, so if you'd like a tutorial let me know! Also, this lip color is still one of my reigning favorites from MAC, and it is the color russian red.
I paired this darling number with two other recent faves, both featured in a post linked here. Also, it doesn't hurt that both pieces were less than $20!
So, our favorite places for date night are the dine in movie theater, going to eat at Chili's or Texas Roadhouse, or cuddled up at home. I want to start trying out more date night ideas, so I would love to hear what your favorite thing to do is!
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Colorado is finally feeling like fall, and I could not be happier! I am so glad to be back home and due to the amazing weather, I just can't stop being outdoors. My husband and I love going on walks together, so we took this beautiful day to go explore the parks that are nearby (Colorado has no shortage of parks, let me tell you!)
This dress has quickly become a favorite of mine, and may just be my new fall staple. I love how stretchy and flowy it is, and while it is a bit more loose, it is perfect for layering!
I've had this mustard yellow cardigan from Target for years now, and it can never go wrong in my eyes. I love the length as it goes pretty far down, and that the sleeves are a bit more fitted.
This scarf has already had its fair share of being in my wardrobe as I've worn it probably about 10 times now haha. I love red for fall so I really enjoy finding new looks to wear it with!
Dress/ Sissy Lalas | Cardigan/Target | Scarf/ | Shoes/H&M | Lipstick/MAC "russian red"
Parks and good weather are two of my favorite things, especially with views like this in Colorado! What are some of your favorite fall things to do? Thank you for reading!
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As most of you might know, my husband James just returned from overseas. I am usually on top of things, but I was so stumped when having to pick out the perfect outfit for his welcome home! I didn't want to buy something too pricey, but I did want to find quality pieces that would look great for him and feel great on my wallet.
I immediately had a light bulb moment when realizing that hello, ThredUP has proven to be a saving grace! I quickly went over to the sight and found the perfect ensemble in seconds, and y'all I saved over $90 on my purchase! That's the great thing about ThredUP, you get designer and high quality pieces for less, which is why I am a firm believer in shopping secondhand first. I love finding pieces that are more unique and my entire outfit was under $50 which is a major plus.
I knew I wanted to do some sort of romper because I didn't want any flashing mishaps happen. I narrowed it down by size and color and immediately fell in love with this lace romper from AX Paris.
cost: $10, originally $36
Since it was a military homecoming, I wanted it to still look patriotic without going overboard (if you know me, I tend to be a little too much! haha) I wanted to look classy, while still showing my pride in my husband, so I found the perfect deep red heels from Arturo Chiang.
ThredUP has a huge range of clothes and I love that there is a ton of variety when choosing items, especially in high quality brands. ThredUP carries brands like Free People, J. Crew, Tory Burch, Ann Taylor, & many more.
cost: $14, originally $74
I decided at the last second to wear flats, but that evening we went out and I wore the heels and y'all, they were so comfy to walk around in and looked great!
The last finishing touch I kinda had a freak out moment over. I have a weakness for anything vintage looking and I couldn't click 'add to cart' fast enough when I scrolled to this La Regale crossbody bag!
cost: $13, originally $37
I ended up paying a total of $48 and I saved OVER $98!!!! That is unreal. That is a saving of 67%, which makes me super thrilled because I didn't want to spend a ton on my homecoming outfit.
If you are wanting to check out ThredUp, wait one second! While the clothes are already savings friendly, you can save even more with these codes:
15% off for existing customers: LNB15
$50 off $125 or more for first time customers: WQA50
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I feel so blessed to have my husband back home, and it is such a plus to have saved so much on my outfit! I wanted to be able to finally dress nice for his homecoming because during his last deployment I went super casual. I wanted this time to be perfect, and thanks to ThredUP I was able to find a flawless outfit that was a mix of classy, vintage, and affordable all in one, which isn't an easy thing to accomplish!
If you've ever used ThredUP, what was your favorite find? And if you haven't tried ThredUP you definitely should! It has quickly become one of my favorite online websites & I just want to let everyone I know know about it because of how much you can save!
Hi everyone! I don't know if you can relate, but when my spouse is away, I love wearing things that make me think of us. Of course my wedding rings do this, but I also love wearing my wifey shirts and other things customized to me.
I recently discovered The Dainty Pear & the darling hand stamped jewelry, which is all customizable. Sarah, the owner, is the sweetest person and her business is just darling! I love the daintiness and how it is personalized.
My necklace is J and I's anniversary date in roman numerals. I love how unique it is & that is just for me! The quality of this necklace is undeniable and I love the gold finish.
Our anniversary date is January 5, 2015 and I have been wearing this constantly! With J being gone, I love wearing it as an additional reminder of our love + the fact that it is more subtle and is more for me.
It is pretty common for me to be drawn to things red, white, and blue. So, when I found this old dress at my grandma's house I knew I had to try it on! She let me keep it and I see myself wearing it a ton in the future. Not only is it totally my style, but I love that I have something that belongs to my grandma. I also love the color blocking and that it goes down to my calves. It is very classic, patriotic, and just my style!
Thank you for reading! I miss having my mom for a photographer haha. I have linked a collection of pieces that are inspired by this look. These are affiliate links, so I get a small commission off each click. ☺ I hope these serve as inspiration if you are wanting to recreate this look! If you have a similar outfit, feel free to tag me on instagram @thestrattons so I can see!
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