Practically Pajamas

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My Old Navy practically pajama pants have made their blog return! I typically only wear these pants as “road trip pants” (as seen here or here), but I’ve discovered a new use for them…sick pants! I have been sick with a cold for over a week now, and these pants have been getting a lot of use. They are the perfect “I want to be comfortable but not look like a slob pant.” When paired with a cute top and cardigan, I pretty much looked like a decent human being. I’d also like to let you guys know that I only put on makeup for the sake of taking blog pictures. That’s how much I love you!

Luckily, as of today, I am feeling about 95% better. Thank you for all your well wishes this past week!

Top: Le Tote / Cardigan: Old Navy / Pants: Old Navy / Flats: Target

XOXO Miranda

Black, White and Denim

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Just a quickie post today to let you guys know that I’m still around! I’ve been sick with a cold since Sunday so I have been laying low and trying to get as much rest as possible.

I wore this outfit last Saturday to visit Old Town Spring for the first time ever. It’s kind of crazy that as a native Houstonian I had never visited before! It’s such a cute historic area with lots of fun shops and restaurants. We ate lunch at The Black Sheep Bistro and then explored all the little stores. George picked up a couple of goodies, but I didn’t get anything. I guess I’m still in this ‘I don’t really need anything phase,’ which has been heaven for my wallet! I wonder how long this phase will last?

Dress: Target / Jacket: A&F / Sandals: French Connection / Bag: Tory Burch

XOXO Miranda

Budget Post: August 2014

I started my monthly budget posts last year in an effort to both hold myself accountable and to be transparent with my readers. I like the visual of seeing where my money is going every month – it helps me to identify what I am missing and what I’m buying too much of. I also want my readers to be aware of what I’m buying, why I make certain purchases, and how I find good deals. To see previous budget posts, click here – or you can always click on “monthly budget series” in my menu bar.

I came in WAY under budget in August, probably the most under budget I’ve ever been! I don’t really know what’s been happening with me lately, but I’m not complaining. I have a feeling that when fall starts to roll around, I will start spending all my money on boots and coats. For now, I am just not feeling it. It’s too late in the year to buy new warm weather clothes, but fall is still so far away. I also put myself on an un-official shoe shopping hiatus because frankly, I have too many. I thought about using my surplus in budget money to spend on one really nice item, but I never got around it. Oh well! That ship has sailed. On to the next month!

Shop and Twirl | August Budget 2014

 

 

1. Sanctuary Mila blouse via Le Tote: $37.00 – When I wore this top on the blog back in August, I wrote in my post that I was seriously thinking about keeping it. A lot of you told me I should, so I did! I have worn it several times already, so I think I made the right decision. Another perk about Le Tote is that you can purchase their items for a discount off retail price, which is how I got this top for such a bargain! (Top also available at Nordstrom)

2. JewelMint golden hour ring set: $29.99 – I had been wanting a set of plain gold bands for months, but I only recently found an affordable set that looked like exactly what I wanted. I love that this ring set comes with various sizes of regular and midi rings. I’ve been having lots of fun playing around and finding different combinations of ways to wear them. This set is an easy way to look instantly cool with almost zero effort, which I am all about!

Monthly budget: $200.00 / Grand total: $66.99

Today I’m linking up with Fran for her budgeting bloggers series. Head on over and see how everyone else did on their budgets!

XOXO Miranda

Jailbird

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Is this enough black and white stripes for you in one outfit?

This is one of those outfits that I thought was super cute in real life, but the pictures make me realize it’s not that great. I loved wearing this top, but looking at these photos I can see that it’s not very flattering on me. The top is a little boxy, which isn’t a good look for my curvier figure. You live and learn, right? Luckily this top is from Le Tote, so I am only borrowing it! That’s my favorite thing about Le Tote – no commitment required! I can try things out and send them back as I please. In fact, there are a lot of things they send me that never make it to this blog. It’s been really fun trying everything on at home and dissecting what looks good on me vs. what doesn’t. I know the same thing can be done at the mall, but having things sent directly to my house forces me to try things outside of my comfort zone.

Do I still think it’s worth it to use Le Tote? Absolutely! I always find at least one or two amazing pieces out of the five pieces they send in each tote. If you are on the fence about trying it, I say go for it!

Top: Le Tote / Jeans: Joe’s / Sandals: French Connection / Bag: Tory Burch / Headband: Ban.do

XOXO Miranda

*Please note that I do not work for or with Le Tote. Any time I write about them on my blog, it is my sincere opinion. However, if you sign up for Le Tote using my referral link, I will receive a $25 credit.