Wednesday, May 21, 2014


Even though I've already graduated, it doesn't mean I'm opposed to sporting a super chic, amaaaazing bookbag/bucket bag [you can remove the straps!] I found at T.J.Maxx for $30! 
Can't. Get. Over. It.
 I can already tell it's going to be the perfect travel and shopping companion. Hands free? I'm in.
Check your nearest TJ to see if they have any! My sister lives in Chicago and has been on the hunt up there with no luck. The Springfield location had another one in a pretty green but I didn't think I'd use it as much [and as of last week, it was still there, Springfield ladies!]. I wish I could share the brand with you but there was no brand on the tag or inside of the bag?
While I hate when it rains, I love any excuse to wear my trench, which was another fab find at TJ for just $40 --and it has the cutest little pleats along the back! Every girl needs a good trench in her closet so I've included a bunch of links below for you to browse!
This outfit is also full of other closet essentials that I believe every girl should own: a perfectly worn in white tee, distressed black denim [I need a new pair, ASAP], a nice watch, and sexy strappy heels!
If any of these are currently missing in your wardrobe, get to shopping! A leather cap doesn't hurt to spruce up your wardrobe either ;)
 Trench: Steve Madden via TJMaxx [similar here, here, & here; also love this & this]| Tee: Target | Denim: H&M | Earrings: LC Lauren Conrad | Necklace: ASOS | Ring: Francesca's | Bracelets: ASOS [similar here], J.Crew | Watch: Michael Kors | Hat: Wilson's Leather | Bag: TJMaxx [love this]| Heels: Kohl's [online only!]


  1. Love your trench coat! On my list to purchase!

  2. Those jeans are amaze! Can't believe their HM!


    1. Thanks, Leah! They're one of my favorite pairs but unfortunately I put my foot through one of the holes on the knee and it's starting to become a little too large to continue to wear :( I've tried scouting for another pair at H&M but have had no luck -- their denim is very hit or miss!

  3. Seriously LOVE that backpack--school or no school--that was an ahhmazing purchase :) Your so right this a whole outfit of great essentials!


    1. Thanks Tori! I'm very pleased with the purchase-- I fell even more inlove with it this weekend as we traveled to Kansas. So convenient! ;)

  4. girl seriously STOP! those shoes and that bucket bag im dying! completely perfect!

    XO Meghan
    citrus fashion

  5. Shut up with those shoes. They are amazing. Happy birthday to me. I am buying those immediately.

    P.S. Where did you get your Valentino look alikes?

    1. Yes! You deserve them!
      My two pairs of Valentino look-a-likes are both from Windsor! I have a black pair and a nude/suede pair! Love them both.

  6. This look is perfect! And that bag, what a find. I need to rummage through TJ MAXX more often... if only i had the patience!

    xx Hélène

  7. Love that look - that trench and those shoes are amazing!



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