March 2017 Beauty Buys


March was a little bit of a slower shopping month in the apparel department, but holy cow was it great in terms of beauty buys. Read on to see all the new arrivals!



Off the Shoulder Top & Grey Skinny Jeans

I love this top and these jeans so much, I wore this exact outfit two times in three weeks. The first time I wore this outfit was to dinner with my alumnae advisor council. I volunteer as an advisor for the Delta Rho chapter of Alpha Omicron Pi at DePaul University here in Chicago.

This is the street I grew up on in Quincy, Illinois. Something seemed right about shooting my new outfit posts in the place where it all began.



This is my holy shit, so excited face! Happy Wednesday, everyone!



Maurices black off the shoulder top. Retail Price: $29. Purchase Price: $22.61. Times Worn: 2. Cost Per Wear: $11.31. On sale now for $12.49!

J Brand gray skinny jeans

Zara black patent leather pumps. Retail/Purchase Price: $69.90. Times Worn: 10. Cost Per Wear: $6.99. Blister blocks to prevent these shoes from leaving deeper scars on the back of my ankles: priceless.

Coach black leather Romy satchel. Retail Price: $298. Purchase Price: $223.50. Times Worn: over 100. Cost Per Wear: $2.24.

H&M silver collar necklace. Retail/Purchase Price: $15. Times Worn: 30. Cost Per Wear: $0.05.

Classic Duffle

I admit it: I love the smell of new leather. Just like some people crave new car smell, I crave new leather smell. It just smells so clean and full of possibility! I got the sense of new possibilities when I unwrapped this lovely birthday present to myself back in August: the large Coach duffle from the revamped Legacy collection. I choose this camel color as the perfect neutral addition to my ever-expanding handbag collection. The long strap gives great conversion to a cross body position and the tassel is just adorable. The cream sweater and suede boots were easy and comfortable with the bag. Threw on a tri-colored necklace and I was ready for my day. Enjoy all!

Classic Duffle

Classic Duffle 2

Sweater-American Eagle Outfitters. Retail Price: $44.50. Purchase Price: $44.50. Times Worn: 8. Cost Per Wear: $5.56.

Jeans-American Eagle Outfitters.

Handbag-Coach. Retail Price: $398. Purchase Price: $298.50. Times Worn/Carried: 65. Cost Per Wear: $4.59.

Boots-Maurices. Retail Price: $20. Purchase Price: $20. Times Worn: 10. Cost Per Wear: $2.