happy monday, gang! another week is underway. today, i head off to the Ritz-Carlton Reynolds nestled on Lake Oconee for a mini-getaway. but before i go, it’s time to visit my hairstylist. on Instagram, i floated a poll asking if i should ask for a pixie cut, and the vote was unanimous! many of you like my current style and said to keep it “as is” a few said i should grow it out and one cheeky reader said i should get rid of the outdated “karen” haircut. what?! but with summer approaching, i’m wanting something a bit different. last year, thanks to Covid, i grew my hair out to a short bob. this year? i’m leaning towards a pixie, then grow it out. one thing i know for certain is that y’all love any and all posts about my hair. stay tuned.
today’s post kicks off a week of shopping on a budget. there’s an affordable line at opens in a new windowWalmart that i just love – opens in a new windowScoop. some of you might remember the opens in a new windowleopard coat i wore back in December from Scoop that was a big hit. recently, i trotted out a opens in a new windowblue faux leather jacket that you loved just as much. and i have a feeling you are going to swoon over this opens in a new window double-breasted black blazer i’m sporting today. so let’s kick off shopping on a budget with this adorable budget black blazer.
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a variation of my style uniform – the 4B’s is in play today. every woman needs a style uniform that she can easily slip into at a moment’s notice. my preppy version is a blazer, button-up, blue jeans, and ballet flats. but i tweak it now and again by simply exchanging the shoes and shirt. today, i opted for a simple opens in a new windowwhite tee tucked underneath this opens in a new window double-breasted black blazer from opens in a new windowScoop, a brand exclusive to opens in a new windowWalmart. the reviews mentioned the blazer runs small. i opted for my typical size medium and am quite happy with the figure-flattering fit. as a matter of fact, i think this affordable blazer has “high-end” written all over it due to the structured fit. since it is budget-friendly, it is made from synthetic fibers, but it feels like wool crepe. just like a luxury brand, it is lined. and not just with any lining. this opens in a new windowbudget black blazer has a hot pink lining that sets it apart from the pack. love the peak lapels and lion head buttons that are also “luxury brand” features. this little number is definitely a keeper. and it’s lightweight, which means it will be a go-to all spring and summer long. add a favorite pair of opens in a new windowblue jeans from opens in a new windowJ.Crew, black sandals (old, similar opens in a new windowhere and opens in a new window here) that show off my pedicure, and a favorite handbag with bamboo handles (old, similar opens in a new windowhere and opens in a new windowhere) that screams spring, a black belt (old, similar opens in a new window here) and this ootd is complete.
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