Black Restricted Mules for Fall

Cardigan: HERE | Tank: HERE | Mules: HERE | Purse: SIMILAR

Confession..mules are my absolute favorite style of shoe. They look a little dressier than flip-flops but still have the same comfort. With the first day of fall in 3 days, I have been wearing different mules almost every day! They have the fall look, but are still cool enough to wear with it still being 95+ degrees outside! I am so ready for cooler temperatures! Who else is ready?

Right now, I am living in shorts and cardigans. It gives me the fall vibes without sweating my booty off during the day. These Day Trip mules from Restricted are perfect for transferring into fall! They’re so comfortable and look so cute with shorts, jeans, skirts, dresses, etc. I love that the  toe is pointed and longer because it makes your foot look longer and more thin. They fit true to size and will definitely be on repeat through fall. I paired the shoes with this cardigan, this tank, and suede shorts. My shorts are unfortunately old and out of stock.

Restricted has been so kind enough to give me a discount code to share with all of my readers! You can use code “LITTLEBITOFLIVING25” for 25% off all regular priced styles. They  have such cute shoes and seriously every pair is extremely comfortable and are very reasonably priced!

Happy Wednesday! We are halfway through the week! What’s everyones plans this weekend?!

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*Thank you Restricted for sponsoring today’s post!*

Labor Day Sales

Happy Weekend! Labor Day sales are in full affect and I have rounded them all up for you below!

Sales:

Target: Get up to 30% off + an extra 15% off furniture

Urban Outfitters: Get 30% off sale items

ASOS: 20% off everything with code “DAYOFF”

Ulta: Get a 20% coupon with qualifying purchases with code “679729”

Sephora: 10% off for beauty insiders (sign up to be a beauty insider HERE)

See my everyday makeup routine for my most used products on sale HERE

Tarte: Buy One, Get One 50% off with code “BOGO50”

JCPenny: Receive an extra 25% off $100 or more with code “7BIGSALE”

Bloomingdales: 20-55% off on home items

Nordstrom: Save up to 40% on select items

Macy’s: Extra 20% off, Extra 15% off, or 10% off select departments with code “WKND”

Williams Sonoma: 20% off your order + free shipping with code “FALL”

Pottery Barn: Spend $100, receive 15% off. Spend $500, receive 20%. Spend $1,000, Receive 25% off. Spend $3,000, Receive 30% off. Use code “SAVEMORE”

Joss and Main: Up to 80% off

Crate and Barrel: 15% off with code “SAVE15”

Old Navy: 20% off your entire order with code

Victoria’s Secret: 7 for $28.50 panties and $35 bras

Express: 40% off EVERYTHING

Kendra Scott: Spend $100, Save 15%. Spend $150, Save 20%. Spend $200, Save 25%.

Goodnight Macaroon: 40% off the entire website

American Eagle: 25-60% off

Loren Hope: 15% off site-wide with code “SOLONGSUMMER”

World Market: 30% off all regular priced furniture

I am so excited for this three day weekend! Patrick and I are headed to Columbia for the South Carolina football game, and then tomorrow we are headed to the Braves game to see some friends from Texas! What’s everyones plans this weekend?! Let me know below!

One Year Blog Anniversary + Things I’ve Learned

Tank: HERE | Shorts: HERE | Wedges: HERE | Watch: HERE | Bracelet: HERE | Earrings: HERE

A year ago today I started Little Bit of Living and wow what a year it has been! This past year I moved to Houston, started my blog, got married to my best friend, went to Canada, Seattle, Atlanta, and Columbia, started a new career path, and picked up and moved to Georgia! There has been many hard times along the way, but having this creative outlet has been so fun for me! When I first started my blog, I truly had no idea what to expect. I set goals for the first year and have been so surprised that I met them all. I have met so many amazing people and created relationships that will last a lifetime. This past year I have learned so many things about the blogging world, so I decided to share some of them with you guys. When I started Little Bit of Living, I knew it wasn’t going to be easy, but no one knows how much effort goes into it until you do it!

Things I’ve Learned:

  1. Purchase a domain and host: When I started, I was so lucky to have a couple friends who had already started blogging and got some major advice from them. Purchasing a host is so important because it’s the only thing you own. If Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest or any other social media site went down and disappeared tomorrow, you would still have all your information on your site! Social media sites are obviously HUGE and a great way to share your content but you definitely want to have a spot on the internet that you own that your followers can resort back to.
  2. Don’t Buy Followers: This is SO important not to do. As the blogging world has grown, so many people want to have as many followers on their social media accounts as they can. Yes, having more followers helps you with getting brand collaborations, but, when you have a plethora of followers and only receive a few likes on your pictures, then it is so obvious to everyone that your followers are not real. It is so easy for someone to go look at your followers and tell if they are real or not. Having fake followers doesn’t help you. Fake followers are not going to purchase stuff from your links, or like and comment on your pictures so why have them? It is so easy to get carried away and want to do this but as always, quality is better than quantity. Having less followers that you are connected with is always better.
  3. Connect With Your Followers: Following the last one, connecting with the followers you have is so important. I love when someone direct messages me or emails me with questions or just wanting to talk! Connecting with you followers and making real friends on social media was one of my main goals and is always something I try to do!
  4. Consistency is Key: When I first started my blog and would ask others what advice they have, I was always told to be consistent. Post at the same time on social media and post new blogs on the same days during the week (still working on this one lol). This helps your readers and followers know when you are posting so they can be on the lookout for your post. With the Instagram algorithm, it has made it extremely hard for you to see who you want to see on Instagram. If you post at the same time, it makes it easy for your followers to know when something is coming.
  5. Have Goals: When I started, my goal was to have 10K followers by the end of the first year. I am happy to say that I exceeded my goal! Your goals can be posting at the same time every day, having a certain number of blog posts up every week, growing your social media by a certain amount each month, or setting revenue goals. Whatever your goals are, it is important to set them so you continue to grow your blog.
  6. Be Transparent: Online is such an easy place to only post and talk about the good things going on in your life. You can share as much or as little as you want to and can portray you life exactly how you want to. One of my biggest goals was to be open and honest about everything on my blog and I feel like so far I have done just that. Life is hard y’all, and everyone can get in a rut every so often. It is important to remember that no one is perfect and being transparent with people helps people understand that!
  7. Find your Niche, whatever it may be, and go with it: When I started this blog, I wanted to share my gluten free life, fashion and beauty, and my pups! Those are the things in my life that I enjoyed talking about and sharing! Since then, I have gotten married and enjoy sharing more about married life, so it’s become more of a lifestyle blog! Share whatever you’re comfortable with and what makes you happy!
  8. Don’t Wait to Start: Truthfully, there is never a perfect time to start your blog. If it is something you have been wanting to do, just take the jump and go for it! There are so many things that you will learn along the way! It is a lot of hard work, but definitely worth it!
  9. Invest in a Photographer or a Good Camera: Having good pictures is so important to make your blog and social media channels aesthetically pleasing. I started out with a photographer and shot with him weekly or bi-weekly to have content. Since moving to Georgia, I have been looking for a new photographer! There are so many good presets out there now that you can purchase, so if you have a good camera, you can take pictures and edit them yourself!
  10. Go Outside Your Comfort Zone and Make Friends: This has been something that I have been trying to get better at! I am such a extroverted introvert. I love talking to people, but am such a chicken when it comes to reaching out first! This is one of my main goals for the next year.
  11. Don’t Compare: Y’all, there are SO many blogs out there and so many different ways to compare yourself. Everyones story is different, so you should focus on your own. The comparison game is honestly something that I’ve struggled with. It’s definitely easier said than done, but instead you should brainstorm how to make your blog and yourself better. Try to make something positive on something that can make you feel so negative.
  12. Don’t Expect Success Overnight: Like I said in number 11, there are SO many blogs out there, and earning success will take time. Set your goals and take each day one at a time! There are blogs out there that will grow fasters than others, but that’s ok! Keep focused on your goals, stay engaged, and you’ll get where you want to be! My blog is definitely still a work in progress, but as long as I am enjoying it, that’s all that matters!

Future Plans:

As far as future plans for Little Bit of Living, I have a few goals in the near future! My plans are to rebrand the blog and redo my website to make it more user friendly. I designed everything in the beginning and have learned so much along the way that I want to incorporate into it!

Thank you!

This year has been nothing short of hectic, but has also caused me to step outside my comfort zone and do things that I never would have before! All of this would not be possible without you guys and for that I am grateful! I love connecting with you guys and love every DM, email, comment and like on social media! It all means so much to me and I can’t thank y’all enough! Please feel free to reach out to me or comment below if you have any more questions! Thanks for stopping by!

 

Yellow Polka-Dot Ruffle Dress

Dress: HERE | Shoes: HERE | Clutch: HERE | Bracelet: HERE | Watch: HERE

Helllllllo! How is everyone?! I haven’t been on here in a couple weeks because Patrick and I have been moving! We moved into our house on the 11th and are finally settling in. Our parents were up here for a week helping us get unpacked and holy cow we couldn’t have done it without them. Patrick started at his new company last week and is loving it so far which makes me so happy! I am trying to get acclimated to the area and getting all my ducks in a row, lol!

I shot this dress before I left Houston and wanted to show you guys this dress! I love the color and how flattering it is. I always get worried about wrap dresses because some of them cut super low, but this one stays together and keeps you covered! It would be so perfect for a wedding or church! These heels I have on here are 35% off!! Grab them now!

I’m excited to be back and trying to get back in my routine! I’m going to lunch with a girl I met through our neighborhood Facebook page tomorrow! Here’s to meeting new friends! Thanks for stopping by!

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Public Access Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

YAY! The Nordstrom anniversary sale is finally open to the public! I have gone through the entire sale and listed my favorite items below into categories! If you like an item, make sure you grab it fast! Things sell out in seconds! Happy shopping everyone! Please feel free to reach out if you have any questions or if you are looking for something specific!

Tops and Sweaters:

Cardigans and Jackets:

Bottoms:

Dresses, Rompers, and Jumpsuits:

Workout and Athleisure:

Shoes:

Accessories:

Home:

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Picks

Eeekk! The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale started yesterday and I am so excited to share my picks with you guys! I know I am a day late, but we have been SO busy moving! I am going to make a tab at the top of my blog with all the different categories that I will keep updated so y’all can always refer to that! I’m sure you’ve heard from everyone but if you like an item, buy fast! Things sell out SO quickly! Happy shopping!

Tops:

Cardigans/Sweaters/Jackets:

Dresses:

Bottoms:

Workwear:

Athleisure:

Shoes:

Accessories/Beauty:

 

Olive Green Jumpsuit

Jumpsuit: HERE || Shoes: HERE || Clutch: HERE || Earrings: HERE || Watch: HERE || Bracelet: HERE

Hi friends! I’m back with another jumpsuit! Surprised? You shouldn’t be! I am obsessed with jumpsuits!! They are so effortless and make you look so put together. The material of this one is so airy and light which makes if perfect for the hot summer months. I love the flower detailing on this one with the color, and the tie on the front adds the perfect touch. This one is a little more expensive than I usually like to spend but is definitely worth it! I’ll link a few more below that I am loving! I paired this one with these wedges, and this clutch. I also found these earrings the other day that are so cute on and only $22!

I hope everyone had a great Fourth of July! Patrick and I spent the day packing! We are having a little going away party on Saturday with some of our closest friends, and then we leave to Georgia on Monday! I can’t believe how fast it’s going! Please keep us in your prayers for a smooth transition to Georgia, and thank you for stopping by!

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Fourth of July Outfit Inspo

Top: HERE | Shorts: HERE | Wedges: HERE | Earrings: HERE | Bracelet: HERE | Watch: HERE

Hi friends! The Fourth of July is a week away and I am SO excited to celebrate this weekend! Patrick and I are going to the beach with some friends this weekend! I personally love this holiday because it is so fun to dress the part! I love everything gingham, stars, stripes and polka-dots and of course all the red, white and blue.

I love these fun shorts that are under $20 that I have on in the pictures above and I am obsessed with this tank! I love a good white tank because you can seriously wear them with anything. It’s definitely a great investment piece. I have put together a Fourth of July Inspo board for you guys as well with some of the cutest pieces!

One || Two || Three || Four || Five || Six || Seven || Eight || Nine || Ten || Eleven || Twelve || Thirteen

What’s everyones plans for the fourth? I hate that it’s in the middle of the week, but we are still going to make the best of it! Are y’all celebrating this weekend or next weekend? Thanks for stopping by and I hope everyone has a great week!

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Casual Summer Look

Top: HERE | Shorts: HERE | Shoes: HERE | Clutch: HERE | Watch: HERE

Everything and anything that’s casual and comfy, I’m all in!! You can wear this top with jean shorts like I did hear or you can pair it wither nicer linen pants and heels for a dressier look! I love this top because it has a longer part in the front that is made to tie up! It’s a good price point too! I have on the Small here and I would say it fits true to size. This one will definitely be on repeat! I paired it with jean shorts and these sandals, which I LOVE! They truly are worth every penny paid! 

My mom is in town this weekend helping me around the house with a few things. My grandparents are also coming to town tonight. What are y’alls plans for this weekend?! I hope everyone has a great weekend and Happy finally FRIDAY!!

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Yellow Striped Dress Under $20

Dress: HERE | Shoes: HERE | Clutch: HERE

Y’all, I can’t even tell you how hot it was taking these photos! I swear I was dripping sweat! The first day of summer is almost here and I will definitely be wearing little dresses and rompers all summer long! They are so easy, but they make you look so put together. I love the ruffle details and open back on this one. I have a small and it fits true to size. The straps are also adjustable! Yellow is such a trendy color right now and it’s a color that looks good on everyone! Anytime I see this color, I immediately gravitate towards it. I paired it with these shoes and this clutch. I’m sharing some of my other favorite dresses and rompers for summer down below.

Happy Monday guys! Patrick and I had such a great weekend with my parents on the island. A day of fishing and riding on the sea doo was such a good little getaway. Thanks for stopping by, and as always please reach out to me if you have any questions!

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