Pretty & Affordable Casual Winter Styles

Friday, December 13, 2019


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Here are a few of my budget-friendly but pretty and stylish clothing picks this month! Love the Time and Tru ribbed turtleneck above, comes in several pretty colors, here. Seriously a steal at under TEN dollars right now! After reading the reviews, I went up to a medium (I'm normally small) and I'm glad I did. Still fitted, soft and with plenty of stretch.


Here I'm wearing the turtleneck with Sofía Vergara cropped jeans and Melrose Ave booties (both are true to size.)


This super soft sweater is from the Scoop line and runs true to size. It's medium thickness and  warm for Winter! Comes in a few other colors too. My super soft pajamas (below) are from Ellen Degeneres' line, EV1, exclusively at Walmart. They are running low on stock, but a bunch of other designs are here. Check out lots more fun and affordable fashion from Walmart, here. 


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Cute, Cozy and Affordable Cold-Weather Styles

Tuesday, November 26, 2019


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This Twig & Arrow scarf is gorgeous in person (and SO soft), goes nicely with my sweater dress from Scoop (I plan to also wear this is a tunic with leggings or skinny jeans!) Would make a great gift and the recipient will think you paid more! The sweater dress fits true to size (I'm wearing small here) and is soft and comfy. Check out the rest of the Twig & Arrow stuff too - including this poncho that I posted about a couple weeks ago, (see my pics here.) 

Booties are by Brinley Co. and are vegan! They run slightly big I'd say. They come in several colors here.


I also picked up this cute fleece shown below (true to size or go up one if you are in between sizes at all) for under $20!!! Check out more affordable fashion finds in Walmart's Holiday Fashion Edit, here.


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Victoria Emerson Black Friday Sale!!!

Monday, November 25, 2019


Victoria Emerson Black Friday sale is on now - buy one get one free here! I finally got my hands on my favorite Victoria Emerson bracelet - the Tavira, here. I love the pretty aqua tones. Many other gorgeous Boho cuff styles. Lots of new bracelets in warm and cool colors to match any outfit! (Top is by Lilly Pulitzer.)

Also, check out the double-wrap bracelets here and pretty signature wrap bracelet options too! The  leopard leather bracelet is back in stock (see below) - perfect animal-print accent for neutral outfits!


Another pretty style (and neutral color, so it goes with almost anything dressy or casual!) - I'm wearing the Attica, below.


The Victoria Emerson buy one get one free Black Friday sale is perfect for grabbing gifts for any jewelry-lovers on your list! And don't forget one for yourself too!

You can shop some of my Victoria Emerson favorites using the little pics below! Also, if you don't already, follow me on  Instagram, and come join us in the  Sample Sale Mom facebook group for discussion and great shopping deals on clothing, (heavy on the boys' stuff!) beauty items, housewares and all sorts of other kids' stuff! We currently have over 112,000 members!

Colder Weather Carter's Finds (up to Size 14!)

Tuesday, November 12, 2019


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Did you know... Carter's isn't just for little kids... they make kids clothes up to size 14!!! Yes! Plus you can combine in one cart with OshKosh (also sizes up to 14) to hit the $35+ threshold and get free shipping! Check out their cute holiday outfits and holiday pajamas!!!

My son loved the 4-in-1 Winter coat pictured above. I would say the 4-in-1 coats run somewhat small. Chase is usually a large 12 and he's wearing a 14, which fits perfectly.


I like it when the boys are coordinated without exactly matching, and I loved the turquoise tones in these soft flannel shirts. I would say go one size UP on these - both boys are wearing size 14 here. (Alex has his sleeves cuffed up, Chase does not.)


Alex (left) is wearing 5-pocket skinny jeans. Chase (right) has on the Pull-on Denim Pants. (Those come in toddler sizes too.) In both cases I'd say they run long and we found the pull-ons to be a little skinnier than the skinny jeans! Plus... I love that they pull on so no spending time fiddling with buttons. They are both wearing their regular sizes (14 and 12 respectively) and both have some room to grow into in the length.


My big footed boys now wear men's shoes, BUT if you have a child who is still size 3Y and under, definitely check out the adorable shoes to finish off your look!

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Fall Poncho Weather!

Thursday, November 7, 2019


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Seriously you need this poncho in your life if you live where it's cold like I do. It is gorgeous, warm, super soft, thick and on top of that it's under $20 (!!!!) Yes! If you prefer more neutral colors, my poncho is also here in black and tan. Lots more great, affordable Fall fashion at Walmart, including holiday family pajamas!

The interior of the poncho has a nice grey/blue contrasting pattern which you can see below. SO soft!!! More blanket scarves from the same brand (Twig & Arrow) here. 


The grey sweater I'm wearing is also really cute and comfortable, by Sofía Vergara, here. Jeans are also by Sofía and are here. (If you prefer classic denim to the grey get these instead.) Boots are here (in the color shown and also black) and run true to size.


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Sofía Vergara New Fall Jeans

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

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These are my  favorite inexpensive jeans, by Sofía Vergara – A bunch of new styles are now available in  Sofía's line here, available exclusively at Walmart!! More of my pics of her other similar styles  here and  here. (If you like a frayed hem,  this style gets nicely frayed after a few cycles through the wash. I also picked up these new  grey wash ones.) Sofía's line is designed to work well for women with various body types. I've found all her jeans fit true to size (if in doubt go up though, I like a tight legging-fit, but I realize not everyone does.) 


This pretty top is also by Sofía, it's soft, comfy and runs a little bit (nice and long in the sleeves and body - which is great for those of us who are tall and like a longer sleeve.) It comes in yellow and black too! Boots are here (in the color shown and also black) and run true to size.


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Victoria Emerson new Fall stock!

Monday, October 28, 2019


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Victoria Emerson has gorgeous new jewelry styles in stock - see them here! My favorite are the Boho cuff styles. Pictured above, the Mendoza (in grey or white/silver) shown with my Free People Ottoman Tunic (in the "mink" color). Lots of new bracelets in warm and cool tones to match any outfit!

Also, check out the double-wrap bracelets here and pretty signature wrap bracelet options too!


Pictured above, the Medoza in two colors, the Fall multi-color blue/silver, the Attica (currently on sale!) and leopard leather wrap bracelet  (still currently sold out, but others here.)

You can shop some of my Victoria Emerson favorites using the little pics below! Also, if you don't already, follow me on  Instagram, and come join us in the  Sample Sale Mom facebook group for discussion and great shopping deals on clothing, (heavy on the boys' stuff!) beauty items, housewares and all sorts of other kids' stuff! We currently have over 100,000 members!