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top, jeans & clutch are all on

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As I've matured in my sense of style, I've also matured in my shopping

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 There's nothing wrong with a good Forever 21 shopping spree, but I've found that it's easy to get persuaded by cheap prices instead of the actual quality of the items. I've really tried to focus more on

quality

rather than

quantity

. Quality doesn't always have to be the most expensive option though. The other day I heard someone talking about the "price per wear" of an item, which I think couldn't be more accurate. If you're going to wear a pair of jeans 200 times, then paying $200 isn't that ridiculous. But if you're only going to wear them once or twice, then the "investment" hasn't paid off. Trends, like gladiator sandals for example, will eventually be replaced by a new one next season. Although trends do come back in style, the newest version is modified to look fresh and up to date. I love a good vintage piece, but personally I know I would rather have a newer version of a trend than try to make an original version work. Because of that, I chose to spend less on trends, but invest in pieces that I know will last me for years. A good pair of jeans, a simple clutch and nice jewelry will never be a bad investment!

There's something about a minimalistic outfit that continues to catches my eye. I've always thought that there is nothing more chic than a simple outfit that screams effortless but still looks flawless. You know what I'm talking about: that "model off-duty" jeans and a t-shirt look that we all hate to love! I'm so glad this has come back as a trend, so now those days when I'm actually just being lazy can be mistaken for trendy! After reading 

How to Be Parisian

, I've had a whole new admiration for the Parisian-chic style. I've really tried to adapt the "less is more" philosophy in all aspects of my life. 

 I think a big part of pulling of the minimalistic look is the quality of the pieces. Something like a nice pair of jeans or a clutch that has been crafted with clean lines can pull together an outfit to make it look way more expensive than it may actually be. Websites like 

Farfetch

are perfect for items like this. They offer a wide range of brands and prices so anyone can find their own perfect item. Another

huge

 reason to check them out is for their sales! I 100% believe in investing in good pieces, but I don't think that means having to pay full price.

Farfetch

is great because they sell items that are amazing quality, but also have major markdowns so that it doesn't have to break the bank!

via

Farfetch

Makeup is no exception to the "less is more" mindset. You can never go wrong with just a simple concealer-mascara combo, especially for everyday summer makeup. It creates that effortless look by pulling together an outfit without looking overdone.

What do y'all think of minimalism? I'd love to hear in the comments below!

xoxo

st. pattys

sweater:

j.crew factory

|| shorts:

gap outlet

|| booties:

ash

|| bag:

forever 21

|| belt:

target

Happy Monday y'all! Not only is this a great outfit for St. Patty's day, but it's even better because it was all on major sale! Like half off, under $10 kind of sales! Whether it's a necklace, or sweater like this one, don't forget to throw a pop of green into your outfits tomorrow!

xoxo

flannel

shirt:

urban outfitters

|| jeans: 

pacsun

|| boots:

aldo

|| ring:

madewell

I've been on the hunt for the perfect flannel and was immediately drawn to the colors of this one. I love how the back is longer than the front, which makes it easy to tuck in the front but still be covered in the back! And it's

actually

 soft, like I want to sleep in it soft. These jeans are my fav for fall and winter. It's kinda hard to tell in the pictures, but it's actually this really pretty shade of light blue!  

Be sure to check out my last post with

Black Friday sales

, because most of them are still going on today for Cyber Monday! 

xoxo