Tag Archives: affordable

Look For Less: Lace Up Heels!

6 Oct

Hi everyone,  I’m pretty excited about this look for less post because I’m so into lace up shoes right now. Lace up flats are all the rage and these are pretty much the “heel” version of them. Many of my look for less posts feature something super expensive and a similar option for waaaaaaay less. This time my “expensive” option is actually mid priced, BUT I know $120 for heels is a lot to spend if you’re on a budget…..soooooo I found a similar pair priced at $35. If you can afford the $120 option- great! If not……I got you girl!

Note: Both of these heels come in a variety of colors. Click links below to shop.

Xo, Journey

Lace Up Heels $120.


Look for Less Lace up heels $35.


My 5 Favorite Fall Lipsticks. (Including a gorgeous $1 red!!!)

23 Sep

Fall is officially here y’all and I’m so excited to wear richer colors, layers and gorgeous textures.  Fall makeup looks are some of my favorite hands down and beautiful lipstick is a staple for me during the fall. I’ve chosen my favorites and linked them below. I will list them from lowest $ to highest $$.

Happy Fall,

Xo Journey

Wet n Wild Cherry frost 514A $1. Super pigmented silky red with a slight shimmer .

wet n wild

NYX Lala $3.99. Creamy mauve/Plum.

NYX Lala

Maybelline Brazen Berry $7. Pretty purple meets magenta.

Brazen Berry

MAC Rebel $17. My favorite lip color of all time is a beautiful bold berry.

Mac Rebel

MAC Girl About town $17. The perfect bright fuchsia.


The Perfect Party Dress!

22 Sep

Every Holiday season I put together a post with a selection of Holiday party dresses to shop. That post is published in early November to give everyone time to shop for the holiday parties they’ll be attending. This year I will do that holiday dress post as planned BUT I’ve stumbled across a dress that I simply can’t wait until November to share. This dress is so pretty. It’s a combination of the perfect length, material and design. The dress fits petite to curvy body types. The lace detail is gorgeous and the cutout back is sexy while remaining very classy. it comes in a variety of colors and is priced under $100. This is a great dress to grab now for the holiday season ahead or for upcoming weddings you will attend. This is a must have dress for all occasions.

Lace cutout back dress $98 available exclusively at Nordstrom.

blue emerald green navy PD1 white

Gallery Wall Success!

24 Aug

Gallery walls are having a major moment right now. Gallery walls are basically an arranged artistic display of things that matter to you most including mirrors, pictures, arts & crafts, frames, Initials etc. There are really no rules when it comes to a well hung gallery wall, it’s really all about what you think works for your space.   I recently finished my gallery wall and have some tips that I want to share with you that made it easier for me.

Gallery walls are a process (mine took 6 weeks to complete) but don’t fret, YOU GOT THIS! One picture at a time.

Supplies & Art:

Hammer & nails, tacky glue, mounting putty (behind the frames that wouldn’t stay put), gold paint, sandpaper (to distress some of the frames)

*Mirror, clock, and framed elephant art available at Target.

*Twine wrapped Letter ‘F’, gold paint, decorative keys, tweed heart, and oval wood piece with keyhole ceramic piece all available at Michaels.

*Weathered brown frame (upper right) available at West Elm.

*All other frames available at Home Goods.

Gallery Wall Tips:

* Check Pinterest and Instagram Check these sites for gallery walls to see what styles, colors and arrangements you like.

*Everyone Can afford a gallery wall: My gallery wall pictured above includes only 2 pricey pieces, the rest are super affordable pieces (hello $25 mirror) mixed with DIY stuff.  Don’t let your budget stop you! Also, Don’t limit yourself to only store-bought items. If you love a particular frame in your home, you can paint it to match your theme. There are youtube tutorials for EVERYTHING and you can watch step by step videos on sanding, staining and painting frames.

*Make it your own: pick a color palette. I chose ivory, black & gold. All of your art doesn’t need to match, but having 2-3 primary colors makes it more cohesive when completed. I also went with only black & white prints and photos to keep things uniform.

*Don’t be afraid to use different frames: Different sizes, shapes & colors only add to the greatness of your gallery wall.

*Lay it out:  I cannot stress enough to lay out your gallery wall arrangement BEFORE putting anything on the wall. I layed mine out on the floor, changed it around a few times, took pictures and compared the pictures until I was happy with the arrangement.

*All in the family: Tie your gallery wall colors in with your surrounding couch, blankets, coffee table, and throw pillows. This keeps everything cohesive within the space.

*Hang time: Hang your artistic representation any way you want. I keep reading all sorts of rules about arranging your gallery wall, but just remember- it is YOUR gallery wall so hang it how you want. As long as it’s balanced with shapes & spacing, your gallery wall will be just fine. Speaking of spacing: The wall is your friend- the space between your art is just as important as the art itself. I started with putting my largest piece up and went from there. I chose to not put the largest piece dead center. I feel like that would be expected and it can cause your eye to be drawn toward that piece and not all of the fun stuff around it.

Breathe: You can do it!

  Budget Friendly Dainty Rings!

23 Jul

Dainty rings are my jam and I often get asked where all of my dainty delights are from. Hands down Catbird is my favorite place to get my dainty rings.  They are handcrafted from pure gold, silver, diamonds and gemstones which is amazing but comes with a hefty price tag. If you’re on a budget, have no fear….I have been finding the cutest dainty rings at Forever 21 lately, sure they might not last for years but at such affordable prices, it okay!! Below are my most recent finds, they are VERY similar to my favorite tiny heart and initial rings from Catbird.

Nordstrom Sale!!!

18 Jul

My favorite sale of the year, The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is in full swing and I’m so excited!  There was early access for card holders but now it’s open to the public! Hurry up and get to your local Nordstrom or shop at Nordstrom.com.


Polka Dot Pumps!!!!!

2 Jul

How cute are these polka dot pumps??!!! pp They are on sale for $39.98 NOW at Aldo, Originally $80. I’ve been looking for polka dot pumps for a while, but haven’t found the right pair. I didn’t want peep -toe or the dots to be too small because I feel like that can look costumey. I also wanted the main color to be white with black dots- I have no reason for that, just preference I guess.  If you’re looking to buy polka dot pumps these are perfect for you, and if you’re on the fence and want to try something new and different, you should go for these because they adorable and on sale!!!! Pumps


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