Casual Neutrals (& Sole Society Giveaway - CLOSED)

Jacket: ℅ Aeropostale (on sale!) | Sweater: ℅ Shop RiffRaff (use code LETITBEBEAUTIFUL for 10% off) | Boyfriend Jeans: ℅ Aeropostale | Shoes:  Sole Society | Bag:  Sole Society | Necklace: J. Crew | Bracelets: ℅ Sole Society, Loren Hope, Forever 21 (similar) | Rings: Forever 21 (similar), Tiffany's | Nails: Essie "Tangerine" | Lips: ℅ Stila Color Balm Lipstick "Avery"

Since DC got hit with a tiny snow storm a few days ago, I have yet to leave the house or my pjs for that matter. Yesterday, I was feeling a bit overwhelmed & needed to get out of the house. So I decided to throw on my new comfy oversized striped sweater from Shop RiffRaff, Aeropostale boyfriend jeans, these adorable nude Emmy flats from Sole Society (which also come in black + navy!) & the Sole Society Sia bag to run some errands in the city. This Sia bag arrived while I was out of town & man is it amazing. It can hold just about everything & the bottom has a secret compartment, meant to hold a pair of shoes (my kinda bag!). Since I know you are oogling over this amazing bag, I wanted to let you in on a little secret! I have teamed up with Sole Society to giveaway your choice of Handbag, Choice & Accessory! That's right - you get to pick 3 Sole Society items of your choice! 


giveaway photo!

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Post the giveaway photo ABOVE on instagram - tag @solesociety + @loveeashlyn & use hashtag #solesocietyandlibbgiveaway

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Tweet about the Giveaway: "win a pair of shoes, handbag + accessory of your choice from @solesociety on @loveeashlyn's blog"

Congratulations to: AMYDWILL for winning the Sole Society Giveaway! I will be contacting you via instagram here shortly. Thanks to all who entered! xo

Bloggers Who Budget: One Piece Two Ways

Shirt: J. Crew (on sale!) | Faux Leather Pants: Target (similar, love these) | Boots: ℅ Lulu's | Bag: ℅ Ann Taylor | Necklace: J. Crew (love this one) | Bracelets: ℅ JM Hanson Design, Madewell, ℅ Chelsea Charles & ℅ The Jeweler's Wife | Ring: ℅ Fresh Produce | Lips: Mac 'Myth'

Shirt: Express (similar)| Faux Leather Pants: Target (similar, love these) | Heels: Madewell (similar) | Clutch: Borrowed | Necklace: J. Crew | Bracelets: ℅ JM Hanson Design, Madewell, ℅ Chelsea Charles & ℅ The Jeweler's Wife | Ring: ℅ Fresh Produce | Lips: Revlon "Cherries In The Snow"

January is the month most of us vow to start saving money & I a most def one of them. This month I decided to purge things in my closet that I no longer want in order to learn to appreciate the clothes that I do have. During this closet clean out, I found a long-lost pair of faux leather pants that I scored last year from Target for a whopping $20. I am so mad at myself for just now finding them among all my crap, but I am glad that I did. 

Last week, I decided to wear my faux leather leggings out while running errands around town. They were super comfy & most importantly stylish. Pairing them with a simple white tee, moto boots & some sparkle made it a simple + chic outfit. Later that night, N wanted to grab a bite to eat & I really didn't want to take off these faux leather pants, because they were so cozy. A quick decision to throw on a striped chiffon blouse, black suede heels & the silver Saddle Ring turned the outfit from casual to sexy. (& N didn't seem to mind the leather!) The Saddle Ring is absolutely beautiful with a re-sizable back. They even sell it in gold! Perfect for any outfit!  

I can vouch that these are one of my new favorites in my closet & I plan on wearing them plenty throughout the rest of the winter. & to be on the safe side, I have already started looking for another pair, just in case I wear these babies out. These are some of my current favorites:

Bloggers Who Budget: Holiday for Less

Blazer: ℅ Dress Up Boutique (LOVE) | Gold Skirt: ℅ Lulu's (LOVE this one + this one) | Blouse: Bradamant | Polka Dot Tights: Kate Spade | Heels: Zara (old) (LOVE + love| Bag: ℅ Ann Taylor 
Necklace: ℅ BaubleBar | Bracelets: Sarra CuffClara cuff ALL ℅ The Jeweler's WifeChelsea Charles, monogram bracelet | Watch: Michael Kors | Rings: Forternal, Gorjana | Lips:  Stila Color Balm Lipstick 'Isabella' + Mac 'Snob'

Did you know Christmas is in 9 days? That seems absolutely crazy to me. It feels just like yesterday that it was the beginning of Fall. ATM Holiday parties seem to be never ending for me + N (& they get to be rather expensive, especially if you feel the need to have a different outfit at each one). I tend to always grab the same ol' things to wear, so I decided to go a little bit out of my comfort zone & rock a gold glitter skirt, Kate Spade polka dot tights, black Dor'say heels, a cute blazer, & of course some sparkle! This outfit can easily be thrown together since most of us all have a cute black blouse, a black blazer + a black heel in our closet. To add the pop of gold + glitter to complete this Holiday look, was all under $60 (skirt $34 + Kate Spade polka dot tights $25). To get good wear out of the gold skirt at other Holiday parties you can add a red or green blouse & a plain black tight. Or you can pair it with an ugly Christmas sweater & you are set for your next Holiday party! If you are looking for more affordable Holiday Party ideas head over to one of the 7 bloggers listed below for more outfit inspiration! Enjoy your Monday! xo