Tote-ally

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I knew going in to September that I would need to be more careful with this month’s shopping budget. As you may have gleaned, I don’t have a job yet. I like to think I’m handling the uncertainty pretty well – I know everything will work out eventually, but it would be nice to know HOW and WHEN. Normally I allow myself to spend any money I make through my blog on clothes, but this month my goal is to save it and use it for “real” thing. Like “bills.”

So what did your favorite blonde unemployed Hoosier lawyer, blogger, and self-proclaimed shopaholic do to quench her shameful need to have new crap all the time? She…I mean I…finally signed up for Le Tote! If you’re not familiar, I’ll give you the short version: It’s like Netflix for clothes. No, you can’t log in through your Wii and stream clothes into your closet (although that would be AMAZING…like Star Trek meets Clueless). I mean the old-school Netflix where you had DVDs shipped to you and you could keep them as long as you wanted and switch them out an unlimited number of times. That’s what you do with Le Tote – add a bunch of stuff you like to your “closet,” pay $50 a month (I paid $25 for this month because I ordered during a Labor Day promo), and receive 5 things at a time. Keep ’em for a while, or wear them and send them right back for more! You don’t have to wash them…that would be a dealbreaker, ladies.

The best slash most dangerous part is that you can purchase stuff you really like. I absolutely love this top I got in my first tote, but I’m going to be a good girl and send it back. (But I already added it back to my Le Tote “closet” so I can get it again one day!)

This isn’t a sponsored post or anything, but I thought some of you might be interested in Le Tote and maybe hadn’t heard of it yet. Well, now you have. If you do decide to try out Le Tote, I would greatly appreciate it if you sign up via my referral link so I can get a free month of service! (You’ll then be able to refer your own friends for a credit, too. It’s not some fancy blogger perk.)

Shirt via Le Tote (or buy similar) // Necklace via Le Tote (or buy similar) // Jeans (on sale) // similar Clutch* // Shoes // similar Bracelet* // Lips “Orange de Chine”

*Clutch purchased with gift card provided courtesy of H&M; bracelet courtesy of Asos.

All You Need

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Ah, l’amour. They say it’s all you need. Except during finals week. During finals week you mainly need coffee and motivation. In that order.

This outfit was what I wore for one of my out-of-the-house study sessions. In case you’re keeping track, 2 down, 2 to go! The finish line is in sight.

Sweatshirt* // Hat (extra 30% off w/ code SALESALE) // Bag // similar Bag (under $50) // similar Shoes // similar Sunglasses (under $15) // Lips “Plushest Punch”

*Sweatshirt purchased with gift card provided courtesy of H&M.

P.S. Just a quick reminder: If you’re a blogger who completed April’s Looking Lucky challenge and you want to be entered to win the $75 gift card to Lucky B Boutique, EMAIL ME! RIGHT NOW!

Stripes & Sandals

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I don’t know about you guys, but I had a pretty fun weekend. It ended with a trip to the suburbs to see my other half perform in a community theater cabaret. It’s quite convenient being married to a talented person. I’m always entertained.

Besides the overall casual theater-going chicness of this outfit, I’d like to draw your attention to the cute little blue bands in my hair and on my wrist. They came to me via 6 Degrees Hair Ties! Ever since I threw away my last scrunchie, I’ve been looking for something cute to put around my ponytails. OK, to be honest I haven’t thought much about it, but now that I have these babies I love them!

I was a little worried that the elastic wouldn’t be strong enough to hold my hair, but I was pleasantly surprised. My hair is very thick, so if I do a high ponytail I might have to use a regular ponytail elastic underneath to be totally secure, but for this low side pony I didn’t need anything extra.

And if you’re the type to keep a hair tie on your wrist, these are way cuter than plain old hair-colored bands. Check out the 6 Degrees website to see all the colors and patterns. Besides the pack I got, I’m a big fan of the chevron print! You can get 10% off your order with the code SARAH10.

Top // similar Shoes (on sale) // similar Sunglasses (on sale) // Coach bag via eBay // Earrings // similar Spike Bracelet (only $5.80!) // Hair Ties*

*6 Degrees gifted me these hair ties for my review. Opinions are my own.