Tips for Saving Money at Target

I’m always amazed when people say they can’t believe I got “THAT” from Target. People, seriously. TARGET IS AMAZING. It’s also a vortex that takes all your money, so enter with caution. Target can be over whelming and seemingly pricey at times, you just have to know how and when to shop.

Tips for saving money at Target:

  1. Download the Cartwheel app. Carthwheel is an app that stores limited time coupons/discounts for different products, apparel, etc. at Target. All you have to do is scan the items you’re purchasing and the app will tell you if it’s on sale or not. When you check out you’ll have the cashier scan your app and your discounts will be applied. Also, you can use the Cartwheel discount in addition to any discount that’s being given in the store!
  2. Get the Target debit card. THIS IS NOT A CREDIT CARD. It’s literally a debit card, it’s connected to your bank account. Take note, sometimes it can take up to three days for the money to leave your account so don’t go on a $200 Target haul and forget about it. Not that I’m speaking from experience… Every time you use it at Target you get 5% off, and free shipping when you order from Target.com. Apply for your Target debit card here.
  3. Learn the Target sale schedule. I once read that every Tuesday women’s clothing will be on sale, and I swear that every Tuesday I go to Target women’s clothing is on sale. This sale schedule is floating around on the internet, I find the it’s mostly true – though I swear Wednesdays are the magical days.
    • Monday: electronics, accessories, kids clothing, books, stationary
    • Tuesday: women’s clothing, pet, food items
    • Wednesday: men’s clothing, health & beauty, lawn & garden
    • Thursday: housewares, lingerie, shoes, toys, sporting goods, decor, luggage
    • Friday: auto, cosmetics, hardware, jewelry
  4. Shop the clearance. The clothing clearance section often has really cute pieces, but appear to be clearance out because there is only one or two sizes remaining. It’s also not overwhelming and terrifying like other store’s clearance sections. I often won’t shop clearance because it makes my OCD go INSANE but Target’s is typically manageable.
  5. Check for online sales. Sometimes Target will have sales online that aren’t in the stores. If you want to purchase a bigger piece like lawn furniture, check online first! Plus, if you have your Target debit card you’ll always get free shipping! If you don’t want to sign up for a Target debit card, use this link to get free shipping on $35 or more purchases.

Overall Target is amazing! They have affordable clothing, shoes, household decor and it’s actually good material. If you have any other questions about navigating Target reach out to me on Instagram, I love helping people shop!


Shirt: Target | Shorts: Target (similar)

Dressing for Weddings with eShakti

It’s wedding season! Well, technically when you’re in your mid 20s to 30s it’s pretty much always wedding season. I get asked a lot about proper wedding attire, particularly how to know when to dress more formal. Since I’m pretty much an expert on attending weddings (because all my friends are getting married and I’m over here like HI) I wanted to share some helpful tips that I’ve learned over the years.

Five Questions to Consider when Dressing for a Wedding: 

  1. What time does the wedding start? Typically the later in the day the wedding begins, the more formal it will be. So a 7:00 pm wedding will require more formal attire than a 4:00 pm wedding unless specifically stated.
  2. Where is the wedding?  If the wedding is in a hotel or a “fancier” venue then it’s likely going to be more formal. Essentially you’re dressing to match the formality of the venue.
  3. What is the bride and groom’s style. Does the bride typically wear Converse sneaks and a ball cap? Would the groom even know where to rent a tux? Usually a girl who only wears heels isn’t going to have a backyard BBQ wedding. A wedding is a reflection of the couple’s style.
  4. Can I wear a white(ish) dress? You would think this is an obvious one but I’m shocked at the excuses I hear. It’s my cousin… The bride wouldn’t care… It’s off white/cream… There is a pattern… Here is the answer, IT DOESN’T MATTER! It’s one day, respect the bride.
  5. Do I need to bring a suit jacket? I feel like most guys are always trying to find an excuse to not wear a jacket. My answer, always bring one. Sit in the car for a minute and scope out some of the guests. If no one else is wearing a jacket, you’re free to go sans coat. If they are, don’t be that guy and don’t wine to your significant other about it unless you’re also wearing Spanx and 4 inch heels.

Ladies, for your next wedding, bridal shower or summer event check out eShakti.com. You can literally customize every item on their site from the length of the skirt, to the type of sleeves to ADDING POCKETS. I customized this piece from a long skirt and it just might be the girliest outfit I own. My mom tells me all the time to act like a lady, but at least in this outfit I can look the part here!


If you don’t walk in your back alley with champagne then you’re not doing it right. Thank you, Kelli from Big Hair and Foodie Fare for these photos!

Skirt & Top: eShakti | Shoes: Similar | Lip Color: LipSense | Photos: Big Hair and Foodie Fare

Summer Skin and Hair Essentials on Indy Style

I love spending the morning with my friends at Indy Style on WISH TV. During this segment I talked about some of my summer skin and hair essentials! Of course for your shopping convenience, I linked all products for easy purchase at the bottom of the blog.

 

Botanical by Australian Gold

THIS SUNCARE LINE IS AMAZING! It’s a line of non-greasy, easy to rub in mineral lotions and natural sprays. Let’s talk about the claims: dermatologist tested, pediatrician tested, hypoallergenic, paraben free, dye free and SO much more. Not to mention it contains ingredients such as Kakadu Plum, Eucalyptus, Red Algae and Vitamin E which contain great skincare properties to really hydrate, nourish and refresh the skin’s appearance! And it smells AMAZING. $13.99 – $15.99


Pulsaderm Sonic Washcloth

This battery powered Sonic Washcloth delivers 10,000 sonic pulsations per minute! Aka you’re going to get a clean face! It helps to remove blackheads, blemishes and exfoliates dead skin cells. It’s perfect for women AND men. Clean your face, bro. $40

TxturePRO by Wet Brush Detangler

If you have thick or course hair this is the perfect brush for you. Easily brush your hair without snagging, or tugging. It also helps to minimizes hair shedding! $9.99

TwinMedix PRO:ESSENTIALS C10

I loooooove the feel of this product! It applies like a gel(ish) but dries with a powdery finish. It’s amazing! It is a paraben free, fragrance free anti-aging serum that helps to reduce the appearance of wrinkles. It also helps repair skin damage, improves texture of skin and counteracts the look of dark spots. This is an investment but your skin will thank you! $90

Lavish by Vikki Ziegler Hair Perfume and Body Fragrance

You know when you’re on day three of using dry shampoo and your hair feels fresh but might not smell fresh? Well, I have the product for you Vikki Ziegler has launched a hair perfume and IT SMELLS AMAZING! It comes in two fragrances Fresh Start (great for day time) and Evening Essence (perfect for night). It’s also doubles as a body oil but not the greasy, thick kind – it feels so soft on your skin! $39

SPF 30 Lotion | SPF 50 Lotion | SPF 50 Facial | SPF 30 Spray | SPF 50 Spray |Pulsaderm Sonic Wash Cloth | TxturePRO by Wet Brush Detangler | Lavish by Vikki Ziegler

The Best Summer Sweater from RomWe

SUMMER IS HERE! I love taking strolls on breezy, cool summer nights with my (nonexistent) boyfriend. After a long day in the sun, there is nothing better than throwing on a lightweight sweater and walking down the Monon hand-in-hand. We’re so cute. I may not have a boyfriend for this scenario but I have the best lightweight sweater for you from RomWe and it’s on sale for $6.99!


Shirt: RomWe | Shorts: Target | Shoes: Target

The Perfect White Shirt from Make Me Chic

I love wearing white. White it is so effortlessly pretty and easy to style. The worst part about wearing white is that I’m a bit of a drink clutz. If I don’t spill my coffee in the morning I’m going to spill my wine at night – it’s a given. I have two wine “sippy cups” that I received as gifts because I spill so frequently. Wait, how did I get on this tangent? Anywayyy, back to this MakeMeChic.com white blouse.

I love this blouse! It’s light, flowy, and let’s those sun kissed shoulders we get during the summer stick out. Also, it’s only $14. Side note: you CAN wear white after Labor Day so buy this shirt in confidence knowing it’s not 2003, you can wear it all year long.

Purchasing Tips: I usually recommend purchasing Make Me Chic clothes a size bigger than normal, but this one runs more true to size. I’m wearing a medium and wish I would’ve got the small.

Styling Tip: Just remember not to pair flowy tops with a loose fitting Botton. Show off your legs, girl! Balance out relaxed fit pieces with structured pieces.


Shirt: Make Me Chic | Shorts: Old Navy (similar) | Clutch: Old Navy (similar) | Shoes: Old Navy (similar)

Showing Some Shoulder with Make Me Chic

Remember when flared sleeves were in style? I remember VERY specifically when I was in middle school that they were alllll the range. I only got my hands on one shirt “back in the day” but now I’m getting my hands on quite a few and I can’t stop obsessing. Especially with this off the shoulder from MakeMeChic.com.

Purchasing Tip: This shirt is one size fits all, so the key is to style it properly! Also, if you’re very petite this may not be the shirt for you as it could be a little baggy. Worry not, MakeMeChic.com has soooo many other cute options!

Style Tip: I would style this with skinny jeans on a cooler day, or wear it tucked into shorts/skirt. You want to make sure you either really show off your legs or enhance your waist when wearing a such a relaxed fit top. Basically the key is to not let yourself look frumpy.


Happy Woman Crush Wednesday to my girl Kelli who took all these pictures! If you’re not following her blog, Big Hair and Foodie Fare, you’ll want too!

Shirt: MakeMeChic| Shorts: Target (similar) | Shoes: Target |

New Favorite Backless Shirt with Shein

Ya’ll know I have more love for backless/cutout pieces than I do for my ex boyfriend… while we were dating. And this piece from SheIn.com is the most beautiful backless shirt I’ve ever worn because IT IS COMPLETELY BACKLESS. My back is so exposed and I love it, I feel so free and risqué. It’s risqué, right? Oh, and it’s only $13.

Also, THESE SUNGLASSES. I can’t stop wearing them, they’re my new favorite and only $11.

Purchasing Tips: This shirt is pretty true to size. Usually with SheIn I order one size up, but I definitely could’ve purchased a small but I also like the fit of the medium. The glasses come in a hard carrying case, which is great! I’m not the most careful with my sunnies but so far these haven’t broke or scratched. They even survived after spending the majority of the Sam Hunt concert in my cowboy boot.

Styling Tip: I wore this backless shirt with a sports bra and yoga pants, over my swimsuit at the end of a lake day, with shorts and a cute lace bralette and of course as you see it here. It’s so versatile, I seriously can’t stop wearing it.

Proceed with caution, this post is rated PG (minor exposure of a female back).


Remember The Old Barn at Brown County I showed you in my last post? This gorgeous pond, and wooded area is a an option for anyone getting married at the barn to shoot their engagement photos (you’re going to want Abigail K Photography to shoot your engagement and wedding day pics). So as soon as my boyfriend meets me, asks me out, falls in love with me, and proposes we’ll be getting some photos taken here. Probably in just a few shorts months/years/decade.

Shirt: SheIn | Sunnies: SheIn | Hat: King and Fifth Co |Pants: Target | Photography: Abigail K Photography | Location: The Old Barn at Brown County

The Perfect Blooms and Linen Spring Top

Did you miss me? I know you did, that’s so sweet. 😉 I took a couple weeks off blogging and Instagramming to disconnect. I’ve been battling some health issues, I’ll blab more about that later, and simply needed a little time to just take care of me. But now, it’s BACK TO FASHION.

Warm spring and summer days truly make my icy heart have all the feels. Seriously, how great is it to wake up to birds chirping and the sun peaking through your window (just like freaking Cinderella). You know what else makes my icy heart have feels? Blooms and Linen, a local Indianapolis boutique located in the beautiful downtown Zionsville. Their clothes are very boho chic, I’m obsessed with them! This shirt is a perfect shirt for cool summer nights, it’s so lightweight. Also, THE SLEEVES. *insert heart eyes emoji*

Can we talk about this MAGICAL barn that I shot at with Abigail K Photography. First off, who wants to wife me up at The Old Brown Barn at Brown County? Like ahhhhh #WeddingGoals. Shooting with Abby was so easy, she makes you feel so comfortable. She called me a MODEL, so naturally I loved her. So if you’re looking for a photographer or a space for you wedding or next event, I have recommendations for you… 🙂

Shirt: Blooms and Linen | Photographer: Abigail K Photography | Location: The Old Barn at Brown County

Capriotti’s in Now in Castleton (Indy)

Life is hard, and you’re busy so let Capriotti’s take care of your next meal. Capriotti’s is a sandwich shop that started over 30 years ago in Little Italy (in Delaware), they’re known for roasting whole, fresh turkeys over night. Yummm.

FINALLY we have one in Indianapolis, located in Castleton! So friends, head over to Capriottis (5320 E. 82nd St.) and try out this new to Indy cuisine! Oh, and your first meal can be on me! Check out my Facebook for details.

 

 

Earth Day Beauty Finds

If you missed my segment this morning on WISH TV Indy Style, fear not you can watch it here!  Head over to my Instagram for your chance to win some of these goodies.

 

Savannah Bee Company

Savannah Bee Honey Body Washes contain royal jelly, propolis, and honey to soften and nourish your skin, all while being completely free of parabens or petroleum, and never tested on animals. Savannah Bee also offers a Natural Beeswax Lip Balm containing natural oils that protect and soothe your lips. The company’s founder even started The Bee Cause Project, which aims to add observation hives in schools across the country to help children learn about why bees are essentials to our environment.

 

Design Essentials Natural Almond and Avocado Shampoo and Conditioner:

  • Sulfate-free formula infused with Almond and Avocado
  • Won’t strip hair of natural oils unlike other products
  • Will naturally hydrate and detangle hair
  • Noticeably reduces frizz, dryness, and breakage
  • Available at designessentials.com for $12.99 each

 

100% Pure Cocoa Butter Semi-Matte Lipstick:

  • 100% Natural – made with the highest quality ingredients
  • Ultra matte, opaque, long-wearing lipstick ensures your lip color is always vibrant and rich
  • Formulated with healthy fruit pigments a nourishing blend of Cocoa Butter and Vitamin E
  • Available in 9 beautiful shades
  • Available at 100percentpure.com for $29.00 each

 

LXMI Pure Nilotica Melt:

  • 100% organic, single-ingredient balm-to-oil skin superfood
  • Made with only Nilotica Reserve, sourced from the highest-grade nuts from the pristine Nile River Valley
  • Contains 25% more essential fatty acids versus traditional beauty oils
  • Apply to nourish dry skin as needed focusing on face, lips and around the eye orbital areas
  • Can also be used as an overnight leave-on mask
  • Available at Sephora and Sephora.com for $62.00

 

Dermelect Cosmeceutical’s ‘ME’ Unearthed Nail Collection:

  • For every polish sold Dermelect plants one new tree
  • Contain peptides that help fortify and grow strong nails
  • Restores flexibility
  • Helps resist chipping and splitting
  • Available on Dermelect.com for $14

 

Shirt is from Blooms & Linen.