I’m not big into designer things, mainly because I can’t afford them but that’s beside the point… ha! I’ve always had the mindset about designer clothes and shoes that if I DID buy them, I’d be too worried about ruining them to actually USE them. You know what I mean? How shitty would it be to be wearing a nice pair of Louboutin shoes and they get spilled on or scuffed? I’d be SO sad to have spent a bunch of money and then have it be ruined.

BUT over the years, the one designer splurge that I think it’s reasonable to invest into is a good handbag. A good bag can last you YEARS if you take care of it right. And on the flip side, a cheap bag can last only a few months- the handles start to tear, the fabric can start to chip or whatever- it’s happened to all of us, right?

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I’ve been seeing off the shoulder styles popping up more and more lately, I don’t know about you. Off the shoulder isn’t a new or novel idea, but I feel like it’s more of a trend this year than previous ones. Not going to lie, they can be a little annoying when they pop up over your shoulder, or fall down, when you’re moving around…but a cute enough trend to actually get over that!

I found this top at Nordstrom and it’s since sold out on line, but I put together a few other favorites below that you can shop. My top is a neutral pale blush color and print, but there are so many cute and bold options out that I’m DYING to get my hands on! You can get ties on the shoulders too, long sleeve or short, smocked or not, etc. The option are endless and you can find such cute options at literally ALL price points.

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I cannot believe it’s already MDW! It’s crazy how fast time is flying by. I feel like we were just in Mexico for New Year’s… but regardless, I’m happy Summer is around the corner! I’ve been dying for warm, sunny weather and to bust out all of my dresses and tank tops.

This weekend is obviously a huge shopping time so I wanted to be sure to share with you some of the BEST deals that are going on and you don’t want to miss! Literally, I think everyone has a sale happening but some are just better than others. So here we go!

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Hi friend! How are you? If you’re following along on Instagram, you saw that I posted this dress the other day and I was raving about how much I love maxi dresses and jumpsuits because they’re EASY! They’re a one-and-done outfit. They make life so much easier when you’re getting ready in a hurry, or if you’re lazy like I am… (Also, if you missed the post, you can find it here).

So, because of my love of all things easy, I thought the perfect blog post for y’all would be to share a TON of maxi dresses I’m loving for Spring and Summer. Throw a denim jacket on with any of these, sneakers or heels, and you’re DONE. Boom, out of the house in 5 minutes. Nothing better!

My dress is from Nordstrom, and you can shop it directly right here, but note that it runs BIG. I am wearing a small, and honestly I really need like an XS or an XXS. I don’t know why, but it’s gigantic. Ideally I wouldn’t wear this with a bra because it does have a open back, but if I didn’t everyone in Ojai would’ve gotten a free show. So proceed with caution…

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Welp, missed last week’s “Weekly Reads” segment and we were only on week 2. GOSH! I’m the worst… Oh well, here’s to week 3! Will there be a week 4? Nobody knows…. haha. ANYWAYS. Like I promised, I’m going to start sharing some weekly reads that I find online- things that are news worthy, Pinterest worthy, gossip worthy, whatever. Just all around interesting.

Last week was a bit crazy- I survived my first week at my new job (more to come on that this week)! I managed to make dinner every single night last week, worked out twice, and ended the week with a girls night on Friday. It was perfect! Let’s hope this week is just as enjoyable, yeah? Hope you had a great weekend, and your week is off to a good start!

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“Culotte” is such a weird word, isn’t it? Not sure where it came from, or how culottes are different from capri’s, but whatever! If these pants are culottes, then I’m on board. Aren’t they so cute? I stumbled on them when I was shopping at F21 last week and I’ve already worn them a couple of times. That’s when you know you have a winner- when you wear an outfit more than once within the first week or two of getting it, because you’re so excited.

These are linen, which I normally stay FAR away from because the second you sit, stand, bend, move at all, you’re a wrinkled mess. So annoying, but I’ll make the sacrifice if it’s worth it, and these ARE. Plus, they are under $30 so it’s really a win all around.

Apparently this was supposed to be a two-piece set? Definitely didn’t see the top when I was shopping, but I do like it paired with a casual white T and flat sandals. These would also be cute with a pair of wedges or brown stacked heels!

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