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Accessory Story: Claire’s Haul Edition

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Accessory Story: Claire’s Haul Edition

Helloooo everyone! This past week, I took a client to the mall to do a little shopping and, unfortunately (but not really), I was the one who ended up buying something AS PER USHE. But, I just couldn’t help myself, because I got an amazing deal – six pretty accessories from Claire’s for a whole eighteen dollars thanks to clearance shopping and a buy three get three free deal. I am super happy with my new earrings and headbands and I know that without the promo and marked down prices I would have paid well over fifty bucks for everything I got. So, I guess it isn’t all bad! 😉 Check it out:

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^^^ And, yes, the flower headband DOES light up!!

Buying accessories like earrings and headbands is usually pretty low on my fashion priority list. I have a few of each at home that I wear exclusively and that’s about it. I don’t know if it’s the price of them that bothers me or what, but I’d always rather buy shoes… obviously lol. So, when I found such a good deal for some new treats, I couldn’t pass it up.

I love, love, love my new earrings and am looking forward to wearing all of them, especially the gold circle ones – I think those are so cool! I’ve never owned a pair of feather earrings, either, and the black ones spoke to me, no surprises there. And, the cherries were too cute and the drop ones with the translucent pearls were too classic to not add those to the bag, too.

Although I adore the earrings, I am most excited about my headbands! I haven’t bought new headbands since high school I think, so that was definitely a purchase that had a long time coming! The light denim faux suede with the embroidered flowers is SO pretty and it will be a great way to accessorize a collegiate chic OOTD come fall time.

And, can we PLEASE talk about the light up floral one?! So. CUTE! I had no idea it lit up until the girl who was ringing me up told me and that just made the find even sweeter because it’s basically the coolest thing ever. I have never seen anything like that that I would actually want to wear and I cannot wait to style an OOTD and MOTD around it.

Was this little haul necessary? Not necessarily! But, I got a great deal and found some pretty little things that I wouldn’t have bought otherwise. Plus, there is nothing like refreshing your outfits with some new odds and ends that didn’t break the bank!

Where do you like to accessory shop at? How do you refresh old outfits? I want to hear from all of you, so leave me a comment and let’s chat! Much love. -Sarah

A Retail Free Holiday Season

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A Retail Free Holiday Season

Helloooo everyone and happy Tuesday! Most of you guys know that before I started school I worked hella retail. My days were spent slaving away in PacSun, The Body Shop, Claire’s, Piercing Pagoda, and Next for what seemed like an eternity. This year, however, I’m so excited to not work a holiday season in the mall. After working five Black Fridays in a row – I am officially free from the evil clutches of the mall during the holidays! SCORE!

On Saturday, my sister and I took a trip to the mall so she could make a few returns and do some shopping. As soon as we entered the premises, we were greeted by Christmas music, decorations, and a mall that was jam packed for an early November evening. Seriously, just being in that environment gave me anxiety and as far as I was concerned, we couldn’t leave soon enough.

Being in the mall among all of the really early holiday shoppers who seemed to be just as crazy as the last minute gift grabbers reminded me how thankful I am that I can finally have a holiday season to enjoy with my friends and family. When I worked retail I can’t remember one holiday season that I genuinely enjoyed because I was too wrapped up in working crazy hours and dealing with insane customers. This year, I don’t have to worry about going into the mall on Thanksgiving day to work a thirteen hour Black Friday shift. I also don’t have to be at the mall late on Christmas Eve to tend to everyone’s final holiday needs and clean the trashed store to perfection. *sigh of relief*

When you’re working every minute of the months of November through January, you simply forget that those times are meant to be for your loved ones. The thing that I’m most looking forward to is actually having a Thanksgiving. For the past five years my Thanksgivings were spent counting down the hours till my Black Friday shift and trying to cram in some power naps before the insanity unfolded. This year I’ll be able to help cook, prepare the table, and spend quality time with my family and boyfriend. It’s going to feel so good but SO strange because I’m completely not used to relaxing during a holiday – what does that even mean?!

I’m so thankful for everything that my years of hard work provided me with before I started college. I was able to buy my car (Little Red Love Machine!), buy clothes, purchase gifts for others, and put money towards my tuition. But this year, I am so ready to sit back, relax, and enjoy a glorious Retail Free Holiday Season! I hope everyone is having a fabulous week so far! Have any of you worked retail during the holidays? Do you have any funny/traumatic moments to share? I wanna hear from all of you, so leave me a comment and let’s chat! Much love. -Sarah

PS: My traumatic story to share from a very retail holiday season doesn’t deal so much with me as it does an unfortunate Victoria’s Secret employee who got punched THREE YEARS IN A ROW during Black Friday. #threepeat

Forgetful Me!

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Forgetful Me!

Guyyyyyyys, seriously? You let me forget some of the stuff that I was gonna talk about in my Lil Red’s Spring Obsessions post?! Thanks a lot! -___- Kidding of course, but for real I’m so annoyed at myself for forgetting to mention my latest jewelry obsession! *Drum roll pleeeease* ……………

…..BODY CHAINS! Yes, yes, yes I love them! I found my new beauties when I went with my sister to get her ears repierced at Claire’s. Kristen is the queen of piercing her own ears, it’s actually really amazing. I remember walking in the bathroom and seeing her stick a needle through her ears like it was nothing. Unfortunately, miss thang came to the realization that almost every hole she poked was totally uneven so she decided to let them close up and get them redone by someone who actually knows what they’re doing. I really don’t know how she does it. I’ve gotten countless extreme piercings – hips, collarbones, four nose piercings at once – but I can’t for the life of me pierce my own ears! As you can see from all of my pictures and posts of my body mods, I can clearly handle pain but I apparently can’t handle shoving a needle through my lobe…go figure. ANYWAYS, I’ve been looking for some cool body chains for forever, and I was soooo excited when I saw that Claire’s had a wide selection to choose from! Kristen and I got 20% off of our purchase since she got her ears pierced and the jewelry was buy two get one free on top of that, so it was quite the deal! Take a look at my new swagg (and remind me to never say that again):

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^^^^ So fun, right?!

I love these sassy and edgy new additions to my jewelry collection so much, but my one complaint is that they get tangled like NO OTHER. Seriously, one wrong move with these bad boys when you’re putting them on, taking them off, or putting them away for the day can result in a big, frustrating, knotty mess. Believe me, it’s happened to me too many times to count already. Luckily, my dad is amazing at unknotting jewelry, but in all honesty the chains are quite flimsy so a few more untangling sessions will probably result in one of them breaking – sad but true. Despite the chain challenges, these are such a cool add on to any outfit. I love wearing them with crop tops and I’m also very excited to wear them with my bikini in the summer time!! I’ve seen so many body chains online that I like, but they’re all quite expensive. The ones I purchased at Claire’s were $11.99 each, which was a steal as far as I’m concerned. So if you’re looking for some cute body chains but aren’t interested in shelling out an arm and a leg, definitely check out Claire’s in stores and online at http://www.claires.com/us/!

^^^ I had to!!!

So there you have it, a quick little add on to my Lil Red’s Spring Obsession’s post! I hope all of you are having a fabulous Hump Day evening! What are your favorite new jewelry trends? Where is your favorite place to purchase jewelry? I want to hear from all of you, so leave me a comment and let’s chat! Goodnight! -Sarah