Spring TJ Maxx Haul & Lookbook

Spring TJ Maxx Haul & Lookbook

Happy Spring!

It appears that spring has finally sprung here in Indy, so it’s about time my closet looked like it too! I went to TJ Maxx to pick up some new pieces to style for the season.

The Pieces

Yellow Star Top

$14.99 – The yellow star top I decided not to style with these shorts (however I did purchase them!) for the spring, however these pieces will go together perfectly for a country concert this summer!

Pastel Stripe Tie Top

$14.99 – This pastel colored top is light, comfortable, and could be styled in multiple ways.

White New Balance Sneakers

$49.99 – These beauties are regularly $65.99, so paying $16 less for them was a steal.

Purple Striped Top

$16.00 – This top was on clearance! It was leftover from winter, but is super comfy and not too heavy. Perfect simple piece for spring.

Navy Blue Nautica Espadrille Sandals

$16.99 – That’s right!! These beautiful shoes were only $16.99!! What a steal. They’re super comfy, super cute, and can be worn for everyday casual looks or for more dressy occasions. We love a versatile shoe!

August Favorites 2018

August Favorites 2018

Happy September!

Believe it or not, I am alive and well, and I have not completely abandoned this blog! School has just been majorly kicking my butt this year.

However, I’m sick of excuses, so I’m determined to come up with a schedule in order to crack out new posts for you guys because I freaking miss being creative and pushing out new content, so I’m promising to make more time for this site that makes me so incredibly happy. I need more things that make me happy in my life right now.

My new official goal is one post a week. If I feel like I can’t reach that goal for whatever reason, I’ll be sure to let you know on Instagram (@lookshecanblog).

I thought I would start off this new slew of posts by sharing a few things that I was loving over the summer and into August!


Beauty

Not Your Mother’s Dry Shampoo

I’ve been a big fan of Not Your Mother’s products ever since the Beach Babe sea salt spray became a big deal, but once they turned the same amazing scent into a dry shampoo, I just had to check it out.

It smells just like the same amazing salty beach spray they came out with a few years ago. It is one of my favorite hair products of all time, and I think this dry shampoo is now joining it on my list.

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LipSense

I was at one of my favorite local shops in Fishers, Blush Salon and Boutique when I picked up these little babes.

The lovely ladies in the store told me all about them and I decided I just had to try them. What it is a long-lasting liquid lipstick and they were on sale, so I couldn’t just let the opportunity pass me by!

The color I got, you’ll never believe it, is called Kiss Me, Katie. I was looking for a slightly pink natural color to wear every day, but I’m super bad at remembering to reapply. So with this, all you have to do is apply the color in the morning, and just remember to apply to gloss when your lips feel dry, which for me, is much better

Style

There will be a TJ Maxx haul and styling post coming soon to feature a few of my style favorites!!

. . . There’s already a couple sneak peeks on my Insta. See if you can guess!

Movies + TV Shows

To All the Boys I Loved Before

Yes, yes, I jumped on board the bandwagon and watched one of latest Netflix original teen movies and oh my gosh it was fantastic.

I will say, I haven’t read the book (Which is rare because I’m normally a read-the-book-before-seeing-the-movie kind of person) so I didn’t really have any expectations.

The book has been on my “To Read” list for quite a while now, but being a stupid, crazy busy person that I am, I haven’t gotten the chance to read a book in its entirety for a while, so I decided why not sit down and see the movie based on it.

Also, I just had to see what the deal was with this Noah Centineo guy. He’s without a doubt a cutie and I will now be forever searching for my own Peter Kavinsky.

Thank you, Netflix.

Murder She Wrote

I always love my gal Jessica Fletcher and so there’s nothing better than staying up late with my mom for a Murder She Wrote mystery marathon. It was without a doubt one of my favorite things to do this summer.

Etc.

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MY CAR!!!

This summer, I finally got my license and a car, just not in that order. I’ve had my car for six weeks now, but I’ve only had my license for five.

I know not everyone would get a car before they can drive it, but for me and my family, once I got my license I needed to start driving myself places immediately, so having one beforehand just worked better for us.

So here she is. She’s gorgeous, she’s already my baby, I’m paying for her myself (But it’s all okay because I love her), and for some reason, I can’t pick a name for her.

Feel free to comment any car name suggestions below! I’m thinking maybe Diana or Luna? I’m a plant naming expert, but apparently not a car naming expert.

New Reusable Starbucks Cup

I’m all for the eco-friendly options out there when it comes drinking cups and straws, but sometimes the alternatives aren’t always budget-friendly. So, I was super excited to see a new reusable ice coffee cup at Starbucks for, wait for it, only $3.

That’s right ladies and gents, there’s now an inexpensive and eco-friendly way to drink your iced coffee at Starbucks.

Music

I’ve decided to only mention my top 3 songs for the month here because I’m wanting to start something new! Inspired by Maddy Corbin and Hannah Claire, I want to release a monthly playlist post, so stay tuned for my September playlist!

+ Jump (Acoustic) by Julia Michaels

+ You Deserve Better by James Arthur


+ Broken Love feat. Parson James by The Him


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Thrift Store Finds — Summer 2018

Thrift Store Finds — Summer 2018

Welcome!

Today I am so excited to share with you a super exciting post. I’m the kind of girl who doesn’t like to spend a ton of money on clothes but wants a ton of new clothes. So I have been doing the super trendy thing of going thrifting in search of new old clothes on a budget.

Don’t get me wrong, I love new clothes, but sometimes (I mean almost every time) my wallet is not big enough to support a shopping spree at one of the big box stores for new clothes. So Goodwill, T.J. Maxx, and a local place in Fishers called Clothes Mentor, are my go-to places to shop when I want to get a bang for my buck.

So today I’m sharing with you a few of my favorite things I snagged while out thrift shopping and how I styled them. Technically this is really two posts in one, a summer lookbook and a thrift store haul, so without further ado, let’s hop right in!


IMG_4039Orange Dress – $12

I 1000% get my love of comfy but cute clothes from my mom. Most summers, my mom lives in dresses like this one. It is so soft it is almost like wearing pajamas.

Not to mention it was the perfect thing to wear to Dunkin’ on National Donut Day because my style inspiration is obviously a Dunkin’ Donuts straw.

I styled this dress with my favorite brown summer sandals, my big brown bag, and of course, my favorite Dunkin’ Donuts drinks and donuts.

Comfy cotton dresses like this one are perfect for summer because 1. No pants no problem, and 2. They are a light and comfortable but stylish option to wear on the hottest summer days.

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IMG_4260Colorful Tank – $5

This tank caught my eye because of all the bright patterns and of course, the super soft material because comfort is key.

I paired this with my favorite summer sneakers, my pink Pumas, some dark denim jean shorts, and a white bralette (for even more comfort tbh).

The purse sitting to my left you may see throughout this post is in my favorite color for summer bags and I snagged this little canteen bag from Target. Not a thrift item, but super cute and a summer must.

I wore this when I was on vacation with my family and needless to say it was the perfect comfy, casual, beach vacation top I was looking for.

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Coral Top – $8IMG_4168

I love this top so much. It’s super fun, but comfy and is the perfect top to dress up any look.

I really like off-the-shoulder tops like this one because it’s really a simple thing that can change the whole dynamic of a look.

I paired my coral off-the-shoulder top with my favorite black high-waisted shorts, my black sandals from Target, and my go-to canteen-looking bag also from Target.

I opted for a low messy bun to keep this look pretty casual with some basic hoop earrings, but this top could easily be styled differently for any occasion.

I personally prefer any style that’s comfy but chic enough for a trip to Target because we all know I’m there just a little too often (This picture is actually taken outside Target!).


White Tank – $47516801056_IMG_0803

As soon as I spotted this top I was like: “Oh I definitely have to wear that to the beach!”

So here I am, wearing this super fun and flowy top on the beautiful sunny shore of Lake Michigan in St. Joe.

I can’t emphasize comfort enough. If you don’t feel good in it, it’s not worth wearing.

Comfy flouncy shirts have always been a love of mine, but I am so glad I found this one for only $4 because it was perfect to wear to the beach for a day of fun in the sun!

I paired this top with my favorite pair of sunnies, my favorite brown summer sandals (Which were, of course, traded out for flip flops at the beach), and my favorite light denim high waisted jean shorts.


IMG_6738Vacation T-Shirt – $4

I am a huge graphic tee person, and when I saw this one I was thinking I needed to have it, but once I saw the price tag, I just knew I had to have it.

Typically I pay up to $12 or $14 for a graphic tee and the fact that I found one this cute for only $4 actually blew my mind, but hey, that’s the beauty of thrift shopping.

I love this tee and I’m so glad I grabbed it!

I styled this top with my brown sandals, my light high-waisted denim shorts, my little brown canteen bag from Target, my favorite sunglasses on top of my head, and a delicious Handel’s ice cream cone.


7518841088_IMG_0924Blue Romper – $14

Last but not least is this super fun blue patterned romper. My mom actually saw this on a mannequin in our favorite thrift store and said: “I think I found a good one for you!”

I feel that Olivia over at Absolutely Olivia said it best on her Instagram: “A romper is the perfect summer outfit.”

They are quick, easy, and perfect for an effortlessly fun, comfy, or sophisticated look. You can easily dress it up or dress it down like I did on this day.

I wore this romper on a trip to Starbucks with my mama so I opted for a straightened high ponytail, dainty little earrings, and these comfy white sandals I love from Target. In the photo below I added some white, round, bedazzled sunglasses that are actually from Disney World, which is why they say Minnie on the side.

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I had so much fun putting together this fashion post for you, so I am looking forward to creating more! It took me such a long time to work up the confidence to take the photos for this post for you, but I am so happy with the results!

Which look was your favorite?

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May Favorites

May Favorites

Happy June!

I can’t believe another month has already gone by. I mean seriously, 2018, where are you going?

I decided to be a little more on top of things this time around and upload this post closer to the end of the month! So ta daa! Here it is, my May Favorites.

Beauty

7585935952_IMG_0495+ BB Cream

If you read my April Favorites post, you know I was trying to take a break from wearing makeup every day. I did that for a little over a month (Maybe even longer, I can’t remember), so I’m now trying to transition into a simple summer makeup look.

I’ve never been the full face makeup kind of girl, but a light foundation and some eye makeup are what I normally go with. For summer, I love BB cream. It has SPF in it, which is super important if you’ve got sensitive skin and it’s summertime. Maybelline’s has always been my go-to.

IMG_6691.jpg+ Sinful Colors – Big Daddy

This is one of my favorite colors for summer because it’s so bright! I’ve never been the subtle or natural nail color kind of girl. Nine times out of ten I’m wearing a shade of blue or purple, so even though this color is just as bold, it’s different for me.

7583912480_IMG_0543.jpg+ Clearproof Deep-Cleansing Charcoal Mask

I’ve been trying my hardest to clear up my face, but blackheads don’t like to go anywhere! This is my only miracle-worker.

I put this on my blackhead-specific zone (My T-zone and chin) and leave it for about fifteen minutes. Then I wash it off and use a Biore strip to remove some of the dirt while it’s loose and it works like magic. If you struggle with blackheads, you can check it out here.

Style

7583945040_IMG_0314+ New Phone Case

I’ve been obsessed with my new phone case from Casetify it has the most positive vibes and such bright colors, it just feels like my personality as a phone case. I went online to find my mama a new phone case for her birthday and they were having a special when you bought two cases. So one for mama and one for me!

Movies + TV

+ John Mulaney’s Netflix Specials

I can now confirm I have a favorite comedian. I’ve been really into Nextflix comedy specials this month, but John Mulaney’s were my absolute favorites. What a guy. I have no words. He is effortlessly funny and incredibly talented. I would love to see him live someday.

+ The Kissing Booth

So this was a beyond unusual movie, but I really liked it. It’s not your average angsty teen movie, but yet there were still a lot of common themes that were there from other movies. Elle and Lee had the ultimate friendship (Not to mention he had the ultimate house, like wow), but they had the rare kind of friendship that had the capacity to be a new kind of Love, Rosie, except they don’t end up together in the end, their friendship is just stronger than ever.

Music

This month my music was chill vibes, nothing hardcore, but still, something you can jam to, ya feel me? These were my top 3 songs:

+ “Darling” by David Ryan Harris — This was my absolute favorite song this month so I embedded it here so you can listen to it below.

 

+ “No Goodbyes” by LEON

+ “Stay” by Elliot Root

Those were only my 3 most played songs, the rest of my May playlist you can listen to here. I love to chat about music so feel free to slide into my DM’s and recommend a song or two!


That’s all for my May favorites! I really can’t believe we are almost halfway through the year already.

Do you feel like you’re making the most of 2018 so far? I feel like there’s so much left that I want to do, and so few months left to do it (Even though there are still eight months left and I’m just over-analyzing everything a little bit, I’m nervous because of how quickly time is passing)! I have one more year left in high school. It hasn’t even started yet and I already know it is going to fly by.

Enough with my overthinking and rambling. Have a great Saturday!

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