Paige Denim White Denim Skinnies, old [identical for $88!] | Stem Long Sleeve Raglan Tee in Stripe | Old Navy Utility Parka, old [similar here, here, here] | Converse Chuck Taylor ‘Shoreline’ Sneaker | Valentino Rockstud Medium Double Handle Tote in Taupe [similar here] | Michael Kors ‘Runway’ Chronograph Watch | Baublebar Link Bracelet, no longer available [similar here] Gorjana + Griffin Teagan Ring c/o Baublebar 360 Pearl Earrings | Karen Walker The Number One’ Sunglasses | MAC Lipstick ‘Ruby Woo’ and MAC Lip Glass ‘Russian Red’, lined with MAC Lip Liner ‘Redo’ 

Sometimes, you gotta give yourself a little pat on the back instead of looking to others to do it for you. I have been saving for a few investment handbags / luggage pieces for some time, and finally took the plunge. With Spring just around the corner, I knew I wanted a lighter bag to carry all of my daily necessities [lipstick, planner, phone, sunnies, etc] and this Valentino bag was what my heart was set on. I absolutely love it. I know it’s ridiculously expensive and I’m not gonna lie … I almost most threw up when I bought it, hahah … Not really but you get what I mean. I had a holy crap moment when I hit purchase. But, I’ve always been a firm believer in saving for investment pieces, and well, this was one of them. So, please don’t think I realize how crazy it is. It is crazy. Ha, but anyway … This Tory Burch tote is a beautiful color and gorgeous  square frame, so if you’re in the market for something similar, it’s what I would highly recommend. I have it in the cognac color and absolutely love it! I wore this look over the weekend and took it into night time by slipping on my favorite nude heels [more affordable option here]. It was perfect for my Dad and brother’s joint birthday dinner. Although … I’m seriously ready for warmer temps and beach days! Hurry up, Spring!
Thanks for stopping by, y’all! Means so much! xo.

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With love & sequins,
“Dream big. Work hard. Stay focused and humble. And surround yourself with good people.”



  1. Melissa wrote:

    Yes, that bag is gorg! I love it and I'm all about my investment pieces as well. I recently purchased my first LV and I can't get enough of it. 🙂


    Published 2.11.15 · Reply
  2. Ann wrote:

    Congrats on your new bag – enjoy it!! And don't regret it.

    Published 2.11.15 · Reply
  3. Paola wrote:

    Great look, beautiful jacket and perfect bag!

    Published 2.11.15 · Reply
  4. Diana wrote:

    Lovely outfit!!

    || D I A N A ||

    Published 2.10.15 · Reply
  5. Hannah Kate wrote:

    What a pretty outfit! That bag is cute! Investment pieces are definitely worth it.

    xo Hannah Kate

    Published 2.10.15 · Reply
  6. PSLily Boutique wrote:

    Gorgeous look! Love the stripes and jacket 🙂


    Published 2.10.15 · Reply
  7. Nicola J wrote:

    Gorgeous, effortless chic. Love the bag, the stud detail is perfect.

    Published 2.10.15 · Reply
  8. Allie wrote:

    Thank you for admitting that the price is a little much and that you saved up for it. It's beautiful! I love the honesty. 🙂

    Published 2.10.15 · Reply
  9. Annlouise Lindberg wrote:

    That bag in that color is perfect! A real everyday bag!! 🙂

    Published 2.10.15 · Reply
  10. Jeanne wrote:

    Love that khaki striped top! Gorgeous tote too!

    Published 2.10.15 · Reply
  11. Becky M wrote:

    I love the bright whites with the green – it looks so perfect for this time of year! You look gorgeous!

    Published 2.10.15 · Reply
  12. Kylie Mavrakis wrote:

    This is such a perfect almost spring look! I've been trying to incorporate whites in as much as possible, just to brighten up dreary days! (PS, I'm totally the same way when I buy really expensive things! ;))

    xo Kylie

    Published 2.10.15 · Reply
  13. Wishes & Reality wrote:

    This look has me craving spring! Love your tunic!


    Published 2.10.15 · Reply
  14. Jessica Salisbury wrote:

    I love when you wear something and I already have all of the pieces in my closet. Thanks for the idea!


    Published 2.10.15 · Reply
  15. Fancyherstyle wrote:

    Love this look, Haley!! Obsessed with this jacket… Old Navy has some similar now for their spring collection. xo

    Published 2.10.15 · Reply
  16. Christina Storm wrote:

    I love this look!
    The Style Storm
    <3, Christina

    Published 2.10.15 · Reply
  17. Natali wrote:

    Saying up for a great quality, designer bag def. does pay off!
    This Valentino bag is gorgeous and I like the way you've incorporated it
    in your outfit. 😉

    Published 2.10.15 · Reply
  18. Adrienne Scott-Trask wrote:

    Love this blog post title!! 🙂
    Super cute!
    -Adrienne. xo

    Citizen of the World
    Citizen of the World

    Check out my new online boutique!!
    Wanderlust Boutique

    Published 2.10.15 · Reply
  19. The Starving Inspired wrote:

    Love you jumper!

    The Starving Inspired
    The Starving Inspired

    Published 2.12.15 · Reply
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