Pop of Leopard

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BLANKNYC Jacket (under $100!) // Bobeau Dress (old, similar here, and here) // Sam Edelman Booties (20% off!) // Lisi Lerch Earrings // Tory Burch Clutch (old, other cute styles here, and here)

Hello, friends!! It’s a new week…but I don’t know how I feel about it. My holiday break is over, and I’m back in Charleston for the first day of school. Why does it always go by so fast?? It feels like it was only a few days ago that I was headed to Charlotte for Christmas. I guess my favorite time of year is over, and now I just have to wait another 350 days for Christmas Eve 2018. Huhhhh, so sad.

Anyways, today brings one of my favorite outfits on the blog to date. This jacket is one of my favorite purchases of 2017. It comes in three colors in the leather version, and five colors in a suede version. I actually jut bought the suede version a couple weeks ago, and I cannot wait to wear it. It will be on the blog very soon. I think a cute jacket can make an outfit. You can throw it over a t-shirt and jeans, and the outfit will be instantly dressed up. It makes everything so easy. In this post I’m wearing a super simple black dress and black tights, and the leather jacket combined with the leopard booties makes the look something a little extra.

I hope you all are having a fantastic start to your week. My parents are coming this weekend to visit me, and I am counting down the days. Visits from the parents mean trips to the grocery store and maybe a little Target trip too. Have you seen their Valentine’s Day section??  So much pink, so little time. The perfect place to buy things you absolutely don’t need! My specialty!

-Hayley

Neutrals Can Be Fun

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| 1.STATE Sweater (25% off!) | Lisi Lerch Earrings | Topshop Jeans | Sam Edelman Booties (30% off!) | Hat (old, so similar here, and here) |

And just like that, my favorite time of the entire year is over *sobs, cries, blows nose, weeps*. It actually brings me to tears a little bit. I know I’m being dramatic and that I have so much to be grateful for, but I always feel really sad after the holidays are over. I don’t want to drink Starbucks out of the plain white cups, or hear boring music on the radio. And you never realize how bland your house or apartment normally looks until you take your Christmas decorations down. I’ve already seen some people take their decorations down and I cant believe it! Just a few days have passed since Christmas and they’re already down?? What’s the rush?? I can tell you right now, mine are going to be up until February. That’s just how I do things at the Murray house.

One thing that’s brought me joy during this dark time in my life haha, has been spending my Christmas money and buying clothes. I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again…I’m materialistic and love to shop. Take me as I am.

These shoes are one of my favorite gifts that I got for Christmas this year. Let me tell ya, they make me feel so fierce. I literally want to buy them in every color. I want to buy a new pair of black booties, so if Sam Edelman brings back this style again next year, a black pair will definitely be on my wish list.

I hope you all had a fantastic Christmas with your families and friends, and are doing a better job at coping with the fact that it’s over than I am!

-Hayley

 

 

Holiday Party

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| Coat (super old, so similar here, and here) | Top (old so similar here, here, and here) | Pants (similar here only $39.99!!!) | Earrings | Shoes 60% off! (another cute pair here) |

Hello, everyone! I hope you all have had a great week so far. I am in the middle of finishing up a work week in Charleston before I head home in a few days to see my family and enjoy my holiday break! I am SO ready to be home. I get pretty homesick when I’m not with them this time of year, so I tend to be pretty wired and antsy to get home by the time the day finally comes. I’m just ready to eat good food, drink some Moscato, and soak up the best time of year with my favorite people in the whole entire world (and my pups).

This is one of my favorite looks that I’ve done on my blog so far. It’s at least in my list of my top ten favorites. I love how Christmas-y the pictures ended up looking, and how nicely my coat tied the whole outfit together (minus the lint and stray hairs you can see resting on it. Dang, my camera is almost too good). It’s not hard to get too Real Housewives of New Jersey when wearing leopard pants, but I think I did a decent job of allowing that not to happen lol.

I hope you all are having a fantastic week so far and enjoying time with your loved ones!!! I am truly so grateful for all of you that take the time to read my blog, and I wish you all nothing but the happiest of holidays!! Now time to go mask my homesickness and loneliness by tearing into the bowl of Christmas candy I have sitting on my coffee table. Post-Christmas health cleanse…I actually think I’m ready for you.

-Hayley

Leopard Love

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| Hat: Brixton | Wrap: Sole Society (other cute leopard wraps here, and here) | Jeans: Topshop | Tee: BP. | Booties: older style, so similar here, and here |

So…this may be stating the obvious, considering I am literally draped in it…but I’m really starting to get into leopard. I’ve been sort of avoiding patterns the past year or so, but leopard is a new pattern that I now find myself drawn to. It goes great with neutrals as well as bright colors too, so I love that it is versatile and fun at the same time.

I’m also wondering if I pull this hat off or not. It looks so cute on other girls, but for some reason when I put it on, I wasn’t as pleased with it as I thought I would be. I accidentally got it a size too small, so it’s a bit snug. I am not sure if that affected the way it looks, but I am going to try wearing it a few more times with different outfits to see if it grows on me!

We are almost to the weekend!! Do y’all have any fun plans? Today is my last day of classes before exams and I am soooooo relieved. Peace out, bio lab…I definitely won’t miss you.

-Hayley

Window Shopping Wants + October

Welcome to another month of things-Hayley-wants-buy-but-has-no-money-for! Thanks for stopping by! If you read this whole post, I know we would get along really well because there’s just something about discussing clothes with someone that really bonds me with them. I mean, I could go on about clothes for hours, but I’ll spare you the boredom and condense it into this cute little collage.

window shopping wants 2

1. Tory Burch ‘Miller” Flip Flop in ‘Natural Leopard’

I have had my sand patent leather Miller sandals since my junior year of high school. Almost six years, people. I don’t know if I’m more in shock that a pair of shoes lasted that long, or that I was junior in high school six years ago…seriously feels like yesterday, and that freaks me out. Anyways, my Millers are finally starting to get a little too worn out since I wear them almost every day for 8-hour days working retail. This leopard pair is a fun twist on a neutral and might be my replacement pair.

2. Brixton Fiddler Cap in ‘Black/White Tweed’

I used to think hats like this looked so hilarious and early 2000s, but it looks like they’re making a comeback, and my view of them has totally changed. When styled the right way, they look so adorable, and I am definitely thinking about grabbing one. I’m still debating if I can pull it off though.

3. Topshop Balloon Sleeve Turtleneck Sweater

Wow, another sweater that I’m obsessed with! Surprise, surprise! I mean geez, Nordstrom, are you trying to kill me?? Its a turtleneck, has statement sleeves, and is a gorgeous color. Ugh, I’m just gonna let it sit in my cart for the next week and hope it sells out. For my bank account’s benefit, not my heart’s.

4. Lisi Lerch Ginger Earrings in ‘Gold’

I have firm plans to grab myself a pair of these in the next month or so, so you will definitely be seeing them in coming blog posts. A bunch of my friends have them and they are so gorgeous on. They make dressing up an outfit a breeze.

5. Matisse Grove Genuine Calf Hair Bootie

Okay, I don’t know what the deal is with me and leopard lately, either, but I have been finding myself so attracted to it the past couple weeks. I would love these with some black skinny jeans and the red turtleneck that I want so badly too. Basically I just think about outfits all day long, in case y’all were wondering.