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H & M Finds

Y'all I just shopped at H & M for the first time in Charlotte for my birthday... Can you believe it, I was 26 years old before I had ever purchased anything from there!!  Well, actually, I didn't purchase anything on that exact trip, but I came home, convinced that that couldn't have been all the merchandise they had to offer, and proceeded to look online... AND BOY WAS I RIGHT {I love being right}!!!

So, even though I didn't really love my in-store experience, I REALLY loved my online one!!  I purchased both of these tops via hm.com, and I received them within 4 days!!  BONUS: I typically wear a small in tops, but I got this pink peplum shirt in an XS **Woot Woot**!!!  And then I got the cropped, lace top in a small, like I normally would!  They fit very well!!  

You can grab this top  HERE

You can grab this top HERE

You may be a little suspicious of the pink peplum top because it was only $17.99, but it is truly made very well!! The shirt part is a soft knit, and the peplum is a cotton blend.  LOVE IT!!  So hurry and snag yours because sizes are going fast!!  And OMG they have it in orange now too!!!

You can grab these heels  HERE

You can grab these heels HERE

And then I got this lace, cropped top!!  I am head-over-heels in love with high-waisted pants, as you all probably know already... So I've been trying out different cropped tops to compliment them recently.  I usually dress pretty modestly, so it is a huge step for me to embrace the cropped top trend!!  I still do not like my actual belly button to show, but a little mid-riff has been alright!!  I actually went out in public for a nice dinner with the hubs in this, and I can honestly say, I wasn't that uncomfortable!!  Plus, it helped that the lace detail on this top is quite elegant!!

You can grab this top  HERE

You can grab this top HERE

This one was only $24.99 and I got free shipping!!  So, all-in-all, 2 tops delivered to my house for under $45!!  What!?  Thats a steal!!  I am definitely a new fan of H & M (online)!!  Y'all should definitely give them a try as well too!!

XOXO

- Rachel

Spring Style

Y'all are going to start to think that I like Loft more than I do J Crew lately...  While that may not necessarily be true, I AM very much loving Loft lately!!!  Their quality is good, and their prices are really good!!  

I've been wanting a dress with a pattern for a while and I've been searching high and low!!  Ok, not just ANY pattern... Not a stripe or polka dot because those are my safety zone... I wanted something more "fun" for my Style Collective meet-up in Charleston today!!  Something different than I had seen anywhere else... And I landed on this one:

Blake was a little skeptical at first, because the pattern is somewhat loud... But he grew to love it once he saw it on me (like he does most things... let's be honest) LOL!!  And once I snagged these AMAZING shoes from Target, the whole outfit came together and I couldn't wait to wear it to meet all my South Carolina Style Collective Sisters today!!  I promise, you will definitely be seeing pictures from that gathering!!  I really can't even explain how exciting it is to get to meet a whole bunch of blogger babes in person!!!  I know all of their faces from the social media world, but to get to hug their necks and hear their voices will be so cool!!!

Anyway LOL!!  You can find this gorgeous dress HERE ($69.50) and these equally amazing shoes HERE (for just $29.99!!!).  Now, about the shoes, though... I do need to say that if you aren't used to walking in heels, then these babies are not for you... they are much higher in person than I had expected when I ordered them online...  Though they are returnable in store if you want to give them a try and they end up not working out :)  They are almost 4 inches:

And look at that cute little flare hem  **Heart Eyes**  

I loved this cute Spring outfit enough to go and meet a bunch of fashionista strangers in it, so that must speak pretty highly of the combo!!  Y'all have a great rest of your weekend, and you'll hear from me on Wednesday!!  I'm gonna be sharing a little bit of awesomeness I've found shopping secondhand recently!!

XOXO

Rachel