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Thrifting with Savers

I was provided compensation to shop at a Local Savers store. All opinions are my own*

Thrifting is a fun and I will always take the opportunity to shop for great clothes at discounted prices. Savers recently released its 2017 State of Reuse report examining perceptions around clothing consumption and reuse. 63% of Boston respondents admitted that they still throw their clothes away in the trash. Which is 9% higher than the national average. That blows my mind! Unless the clothing is destroyed you should always donate! My boyfriend and I just dropped off a ton of old clothes and bags to Savers recently. The sidewalk outside of the store was filled with donations.

Donating is a great way to give back to your community. You can always help a family in need. I bought these two dresses and this white top at savers and I spent about $25. What are some of your favorite stores to thrift shop at?  Let me know in the comments below!

Cozy

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Sweater: Primark

I’ve met a few people who tell me they love opening their windows in the fall because they sleep better that way. I do NOT like to be cold!! I love snuggling up in blankets and sweaters during the fall/winter months.  I feel bad for anyone who has to touch me during the winter because my hands are like icicles. I’m currently on the hunt for new chunky sweaters and new places to buy them. Once you get in a routine and find the right stores to buy your clothes from it’s so hard to break that habit. Fall has finally set in and it came out of nowhere. I’ll be honest and say I wasn’t prepared at all. I felt that cold breeze and looked at the calendar and saw that October was here. Where did the year go?

Asos is my favorite online retailer so naturally half of my closet is packed with clothes from there. The point is I need somewhere new to buy my fall clothes! Even though I frequently shop at H&M, there’s a large selection of  sweaters to choose from so I can always depend on that store. This chunky pink sweater looks so warm and cozy. I love thick turtlenecks so I can snuggle my face inside. I don’t shop at Free People but I really like this chunky sweater too. Where do you guys like to pick up your fall clothes? Leave some suggestions in the comments.

Always on time

Wood WatchWood WatchWood WatchWood WatchWood WatchA few years ago I started to appreciate watches more and now I wear one every single day. I feel incomplete when I forget my watch at home. At the moment I’m really into my new  JORD Wood watch .  When I first saw the Fieldcrest Green Sandalwood watch I really liked how clean it looked and the packaging is pretty cool too. I knew the color and style would work perfectly with my chunky knit sweaters and leather jacket in the fall. Wood watches have become extremely popular this season and I can see them getting more popular as the seasons go by.

I teamed up with JORD for this fun giveaway. The winner will receive a $75 e-voucher and everyone who enters will receive a 20 e-gift card (excluding the winner). Click the link below to enter the giveaway and good luck!


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*Contest ends September 11th

Giveaway link!!! —> https://www.woodwatches.com/g/alexamjohnson

This post is in collaboration with JORD wood watches 

Top: Gap, Jeans: H&M, Bag: H&M

Little white dress

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So far I’m loving the weather in August and I hope it stays like this until mid-September. My favorite part about August is when the sun goes down and there’s a cool breeze that reminds me that fall is very close but NOT that close you know. My heart broke a little when I saw Halloween decorations out in TJ Maxx! I’m really not ready for summer to end I want it to last forever. I’m trying to enjoy my weekends as much as I can before I have to bundle up again for a few months.

Last Sunday Newbury Street shut down the roads allowing pedestrians to walk in the street. If you’re from Boston you know how annoying the sidewalks on Newbury Street are during the summer. Packed with people and tourist, it’s awful if you’re there to do some serious shopping. It was the perfect summer day for lunch outside and a walk through the park. This Primark dress was only $9 and the shoes were $19. The purse is from Asos, I bought it a few years ago but Asos has really good deals when it comes to their purse selection.

I really fell in love with these Primark platforms in the store. I think the peach color is perfect for summer and it makes your pedicure look 100 times better. Where did you guys pick up your favorite little white dress? I would love to know!!

Photography: Nick Carter 

Dress and shoes: Primark Bag: Asos

Favorite Pins pt. 4

favorite pins 4Welcoming the month of August with a new set of my favorite pins. The month of July flew by! I can’t help but think about how close fall is. My Pinterest is filled with beautiful photos lately which is giving me a lot of inspiration when it comes to photography and my blog. I really love the pom pom trend happening and I think these heels are gorgeous with a few pom poms on them. I also like how they’re paired with white dress pants. The second photo is of a JORD wood watch. I’m working on a collaboration with them and I’m really excited to review it for everyone.

The third picture is a small preview into my fall Pinterest board. I really need a new fall coat and I’ve always loved this style paired with a simple turtle neck and some booties. The fourth picture is  a cute shirt dress with tassels on the bottom. I have a similar dress from Mango and I love it. I like to see different versions of shirt dresses and the tassels add some flare.  Picture 5 is something I wish I could have if I wasn’t so bad at taking care of flowers. I love flowers but I’m terrible at keeping them alive. I’m making it a goal of mine to finally keep my flowers alive!

Photo number 6 is a floral romper that would be a super cute look for date night during the summer. Picture 7 is some beach inspiration I added to my personal style board . The thought of all white on the beach is so calming to me. Flowing culottes, sun hats, and loose camis is the perfect beach look. I really want to find the perfect pair of fringe jeans but I can’t seem to find an affordable pair. This look in the 8th picture is something I would totally wear during the fall. Also UGH I don’t want to think about fall right now. The last picture is cute cami slip dress with a basic tee. I think I’ll try this look out during the fall months. To see all of my pins make sure to follow me here!

Wardrobe revamp with Trunk Club

I’ve always dreamed of having a personal stylist handle my wardrobe. Sometimes picking out outfits and buying clothes can be so dreadful and that’s where Trunk Club comes in. When Trunk Club reached out to me I was so excited! I’ve followed this service for a while now and I’m so happy I got to try it first hand. How does it work?

1. Sign up and get connected with a personal stylist who will reach out to you by phone or e-mail to understand your clothing needs.

2. You’ll then receive an e-mail from your stylist with items you can expect in your trunk.

3. Confirm the clothing selected for you then expect a trunk full of clothes in the mail. What’s great is that you’re only charged for the clothing you keep. No extra fees!

Trunk Club’s stylist want to know who you are and your personal unique style. Services like this push you to try different items you normally wouldn’t look at in the store. Trunk Club has clubhouses in Dallas, DC, LA, and NYC if you want to meet with a stylist in person and get the ultimate experience. The one thing I loved most is that my stylist really wanted to listen to me. It’s very rare that you get the chance to talk with someone one on one and tell them what you like or dislike about your wardrobe. I hope you enjoy my favorite outfits from the trunk below!

Look 1: James Perse dress, Sam Edelman heels



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Look 2: Rails Shirt, Paige Jeans, Sam Edelman heels

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Special thanks to Trunk Club for collaborating on this post! 

Beach day + Adore me

 

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It’s summer time so there’s no harm in writing multiple blog post about the beach. Many of us will be on the beach every weekend so we need a place to find some beach day inspiration.  I’m always browsing for new bikinis, sun hats, cover-ups (you name it, I have it saved in my bookmarks). Recently I came across  Adore Me and they have such a great selection of bathing suits for all sizes in a variety of different prints and styles. I personally love a two piece bikini. The Melodie two piece has the crochet style with a mix of colors to make that tan pop. Another favorite is the Joanna Push-Up two piece bikini, I really like the stripe detail and the different shades of blue.

Adore Me has tons of bathing suits to choose from so I’m sure you’ll fall in love with one. Check out their swim collection here and the hashtag #beachdaymusts on Instagram to see what everyone is bringing to the beach.

 

Special thanks to Adore Me for collaborating on this post 

Colorful

 

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Here I am wearing another print! I seriously can’t get enough of colors and prints this summer. Bright colors work with my skin tone so I had to get this Old Navy cami dress. I have a sense when Old Navy is having a sale and that’s how I ended up with this dress.  I love that the Old Navy’s clothing has transitioned over the years, adapting to the times and current trends. Old Navy literally has everything you need for every occasion.  These Kate Spade heels are new and looked really great with the dress so it made sense to pair them with the outfit. I found the heels at the Gilt warehouse sale in Boston, they were originally $350 and I bought them for $70.

Make sure to check out the Old Navy’s website to see what’s new on clearance or weekly discounts. I’m a discount shopper and I’m always on the hunt for a good deal. When I purchased this dress it was $15. Besides the dress selection at Old Navy I also really like their fitness line.  I like to wear my workout clothes around the house during the summer. Boston summers can be super humid so I need comfortable clothing.  Some of my favorite picks here, here, and here!
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Dress: Old Navy Shoes: Kate Spade

Rue la la + Cotton

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A few weeks ago Rue la la had a pop up event on Newbury street with blogger Jacey Duprie of Damsel in Dior. I just got back from France the night before so I was extremely jet-lagged but I was determined to meet her so I sucked it up and went.  Cotton and Rue la la collaborated on a limited edition capsule collection filled wit dresses, rompers and t-shirts. I saw this polka dotted shirt dress on Jacey and I decided to try it on. Everyone on the Cotton team told me to get the dress, It looked so great on me. I don’t think I ever owned anything with polka dots on it but they were really tiny so I could deal with it.

When I first saw this dress I felt like I should be at a beach house in The Hamptons sipping on some cold Rosé, which doesn’t sound like a bad idea. I tried the dress on and ran towards the Ipad station to pre-order it! The dress is longer available but you can click the link below to take a look at other Alicia Bell shirt dresses.

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Dress: Rue la la      Shoes: Asos

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Summer dress

 

I’m always looking for inspiration when it comes to my clothes, I have a board on Pinterest dedicated to personal style. I was very excited when eShakti reached out to me because they have a great selection of summer dresses.  Embroidery and off the shoulder dresses are very popular this season so of course I immediately wanted this dress. eShakti lets you customize your order so everything fits just right. Also, their customer service is spectacular which is very important to me so that just made me love the brand even more. This dress could also work as a beach cover up if you don’t feel like wearing it throughout the day.

 

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Check out some other summer dress options here, here, and here!

Use the coupon code alexamjohnson to get 10% off your order (coupon expires 6/25)

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