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2019!

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Oh hey, 2019!

I always say, “it’s a new year & it’s time for change” but never really strive to do so. This year I wanted to set some goals and reflect on my past year. I have been feeling a little down lately and not so much myself. I want to do more, find my purpose, and be happier in the upcoming year.

A few of my goals for 2019

  1. More self care. I feel like this helps everyone feel a little better about themselves. When you feel good about yourself, it helps you to keep striving to be the best version of yourself.
  2. Eat healthier & workout 5x a week. This is a typical New Year’s goal, but I really need this is my life. I have tried the Keto diet and I think I’m going to do it again. I’m going to try to not give up for 21 days. I also want to do 100 push-ups a week and work up to 100 a day. [I’m so out of shape #yikes]
  3. Worry less & Be happier. I am such a worrier. I let stuff get to me and sometimes allow certain things to ruin my day. I want less conflict, stress, and worry in 2019. I want to take a step back and think before I start to lose myself in things that are irrelevant.
  4. Grow closer to God. I want to pray more, read more, and turn to Him about my problems rather than my friends all the time. I also want to be better about thanking Him for all the good He blesses me with daily.
  5. Positivity. I need to be a more positive person and surround myself with like minded people.
  6. Work on my attitude and hiding my emotions. I wear my heart on my sleeve. It can be a good and bad thing. When I’m sad, mad, or happy you’re going to know bc I simply can’t hide it. The saying, “fake it until you make it” needs a little more attention this year.
  7. Figure out what I want in life. I want to find a career I love. I want to find my purpose. I want to live up to my potential. I want to be all happy!
  8. Trust. I have the hardest time trusting others. I have always had an issue with this.
  9. Tan. This isn’t a goal, but I know you all saw these pictures and thought “oh wow she needs some fake & bake!”

SO- reading that back, it sounds a tad bit depressing… But I have a lot of goals to better myself in the new year and I hope to do so!

What are your New Year goals?

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I’m Back Y’all!

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Hey guys!

I know it’s been about 10 years (or so it feels) since y’all have heard from me. Life gets crazy sometimes, ya know? But I’m here to fill y’all in a bit and get back to it!

I graduated college in May and decided to move to Dallas, Texas in August. To be honest, I was so excited to graduate college and start working. My family didn’t want me to move, but I insisted I be independent. I was ready to start a career, do adult things, figure out my life.. ya know like most people plan to do after college. I’m here to tell ya it’s not all it’s cracked up to be. If you’re still in school, stay there forever. Jk, well kinda, but yeah don’t rush it. I have learned so much in the last couple of months living in a big city. I took a step outside of my comfort zone, and I’m so glad I did.

I got busy and put blogging on the back burner. After taking such a big break, I started to miss it. I don’t want to give up something I enjoy. That is just another little thing I learned recently. I have had plenty of time to reflect on my life and caught myself in a lot of deep thought. Am I really just supposed to work for the rest of my life? Like what? What am I going to do? I don’t want to work a miserable job for 30 years. That sounds horrible?? All the works and I’m just not about it. I think I have said, “working just isn’t for me” about a thousand times and I’ve only been working for three months. Tragic, I know. But it’s because I don’t like what I’m doing. 9/10 people aren’t going to like their first job out of college. I need experience to get where I want to be. I may not know exactly what that is yet, but I’m working towards finding out that answer. It is what it is and it’s molding me into who I am. I truly believe you have to make your own mistakes to know exactly what you do want.

I took a job as an Energy Broker and I’ll just go ahead and say, it’s not what I want to do for the rest of my life. I am also doing some Marketing to grow a fashion brand out of New York. It is a luxury brand full of cashmere, luggage, purses, & more. I can’t spill all the details now, but I will with time so stay tuned! I am so excited about this one and what it will bring. I graduated with a degree in Marketing and love fashion, makeup and all the things so why not put it to good use!

Click HERE to shop all my looks through the LiketoKnowit app & don’t forget to follow me 🙂

Thanks so much for stopping by!

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Rocksbox – Get Your First Month Free

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I explained all about Rocksbox on my Insta stories a few weeks ago. [It’s saved to my Highlights] But I wanted to go in a little more detail here for you guys!

 

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Rocksbox is a jewelry subscription company where you can rent 3 pieces of jewelry for $21 a month. After you sign up you will add anything on their website you like to your Wish List. Your stylist will pick 3 out of all the items you put in your wish list to send to you. You then will receive an email showing the pieces that were chosen. You have the option to “swap” any of the three (or even all three) from a list of available items. The best part is, if you end up falling in love with your pieces and want to keep them, your $21 goes toward any purchase you make. If you do end up purchasing you get it on discount as well!

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Here are the 3 pieces I received in my first box. When I received the pink tassel earrings I knew I couldn’t send them back. I fell in love & now they are one of my favorite earrings I own. And I own a lot… The green tassel earrings are also gorgeous. The only reason I didn’t keep them is bc I have dark hair so you can’t really see them. If you are blonde, I highly recommend them! I’m really starting to love emerald green. [notice my carpet]

IMG_7010The pearl cuff is a perfect everyday piece. I love to stack my bracelets so I love how it turned out here!

I am so impressed with this company. I think it’s a great concept and I really fell in love with the jewelry! They have so much to choose from, including rings and necklaces. I know I didn’t get any this month, [I’m such a statement earring kind of girl] but maybe next month I will! Being from Texas, I have always been a big Kendra Scott kind of girl. Her new line is to die for. The great news is, you can get a lot of her pieces through Rocksbox! Don’t miss out girl, don’t miss out.

GET YOUR FIRST MONTH FREE

If you want to test it out for yourself use my code “simplicityandmoorexoxo” to get your first month FREE! Tag me in your post, I want to see all your goodies!

I can’t wait to share with y’all what I get in my box next month 🙂

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Thank you to Rocksbox for sponsoring today’s post. All opinions and purchases are my own.
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Valentine’s Day with JORD + Giveaway

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Have you got your significant other a gift for Valentine’s Day yet? The clock is ticking and now you can count down with your new time piece!

When was the last time you went somewhere without a watch on? I don’t remember a day when I haven’t had one on. Even when I go to the gym I have my Apple Watch on. But a JORD watch is more than just a watch. It has meaning behind the brand and that’s just one of the reasons I love them!

My first thought when JORD reached out to me was, “Do I really want to wear a wood watch? Is that boyish? Maybe I’ll just stick to my gold & silver watches.” I was wrong! They are so much more than just a wood watch. These watches are so unique! They are so lightweight, splash proof, and the clasp is easy to maneuver as well. You also have access to a measuring tool online to print off and measure your wrist so that the watch will come perfectly fitted for your wrist.

JORD watches are hand-crafted wood timepieces. They are made with a couple different  types of wood such as acacia, bamboo, and maple. I was so impressed with how much time and effort went into the packaging. When I received my watch in the mail I was so excited! The watch box is so gorgeous & something I will always keep on display. Another great thing about JORD is that all timepieces on JORD’s website can be engraved with any name or special message you would like. Another reason why this is such a perfect gift for Valentine’s Day!

They have both a women’s and men’s shop. SO girls– not only can you get yourself a gift, you can get your man one too 😉

 JORD has been so generous to do a giveaway for my readers! One lucky Simplicity & Moore reader will receive a $100 off code! Plus, anyone who enters the giveaway will receive a 10% off code just for entering! Don’t miss out– it’s so worth it!

*Enter the Giveaway HERE*

“The value of a watch is not in being able to tell how much time has passed, but in being aware of the need to make that time count. Moments are bigger than minutes and your watch should tell more than time.”

Good luck loves!

Shop My Watch HERE

Shop Women’s Watches HERE

Shop Men’s Watches HERE

 

(Giveaway will end 2/18. Both the $100 gift code and 10% gift code will expire 3/4.)

 

Thank you to JORD for sponsoring today’s post.

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After Christmas Sales

image1IMG_5927IMG_5929IMG_5928Dress: Gianni Bini Boots: old, just purchased these (loving them & 40% off!) Purse: Tory Burch

There are so many sales leading up to Christmas, but I love to shop the after Christmas sales as well. They are just as good or better! I have rounded up all the stores with great low prices! Shop by clicking the link 🙂

NORDSTROM // Half-yearly sale, Save up to 50% off through January 2nd
NORDSTROM RACK // Extra 25% off clearance for total savings up to 75% off
AG JEANS // Semi-annual sale, up to 50% off select styles
ANN TAYLOR // 40% off full price styles code SHOP40 and up to 70% off all sale styles
BANANA REPUBLIC // Extra 60% off sale
BAUBLEBAR // Up to 60% off
BLOOMINGDALES // Save up to 75% off
EXPRESS // 50% off everything
GAP // Up to 60% online and in stores 
HUDSON JEANS // Up to 50% off when you take off an extra 30% off sale with code EXTRA30
J.CREW // Extra 30% final sale styles with code CHEERS
J.CREW FACTORY // 30-50% off everything, extra 60% off clearance with code SIXTY
KATE SPADE // Extra 40% off sale styles with code EXTRATREAT
LAST CALL // Extra 30-50% everything, extra 60 to 90% off clearance
LOFT // 50% off everything with code WRAPITUP
LOVE ALWAYS // 25% off everything (monogram necklaces!) with code SPARKLE
LUCKY BRAND // Up to 75% off and 50% off everything
MACY’S // Extra 20% off with code JOY, $10 off your purchase of $25 or more with code JOY25, free shipping with $49 purchase
MADEWELL // Extra 30% all sale styles with code YESPLEASE
NASTY GAL // Up to 70% off everything + extra 10% off with code EXTRA10
NEIMAN MARCUS // $50 off $200 or $100 off $400 DECSAVE
OLD NAVY // Entire store up to 60% off, 50% all jeans today only
REBECCA MINKOFF // Extra 30% off sale with code RINGRING
SHOPBOP // Up to 75% off with additional 25% all sale items with code JOY25
SOLE SOCIETY // Up to 60% off select styles
STEVE MADDEN // 30% off with free shipping with code JOY
TORY BURCH // Additional 30% off sale styles with code EXTRA30 
Happy shopping!
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Faux-Fur Vest + Giveaway Winners

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I love winter because I get to pull out all the fur! Plus, the beanies, hot chocolate, fuzzy socks, chunky sweaters… you get the idea. I have always been a huge fan of fur, and I don’t really know what attracts me to it, other than the cozy cute feel of it. All my friends judge me for buying fur clothes, blankets, pillows, ya know… the whole 9 yards. I can’t resist, what can I say?! I’m not going to lie, it’s even on my gift list this year.. oops!

Has everyone finished all there shopping?! Only 5 days left! I have rounded up a couple of my favorite faux-fur vests for all the fur lovers like me!

BB Dakota: I am loving this! Looks so cozy and warm. $110

Forever 21: ON SALE FOR $14!!! Selling out fast- so adorable!

INC International Concepts: Cheetah print & on sale! $71.99

Vince Camuto: So fun and colorful! On sale for almost half price- $90

TopShop: similar to the BB Dakota. I’ve heard great reviews on this! $125

Show Me Your Mumu: I was in The Shoe Closet this week & tried this on– the softest thing I’ve ever felt! Quality reflects the price. Keeping my eye on this one! $168

Steve Madden: Crushing on this blush vest & the pattern is perfect! On Sale- $118

INC International Concepts: Same vest as I tagged under my photos as similar to the one I’m wearing, just in black! On Sale- $60

Olivia & Grace: The perfect snow leopard! On Sale- ONLY $30

CI SONO: ONLY $15!

Thank you SO much to all who entered the Juice Organics giveaway on my Instagram. It’s so early in my journey and I’m so thankful for each and every person who follows and supports me. I can’t explain how much it means to me!

The 2 winners:

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CONGRATULATIONS!!!

Please email me or DM me on Instagram- your choice of product & shipping info! Read THIS post to hear all about my experience with Juice Organics.

Thank you all again!

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Casual Look

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Top: American Eagle Jeans: Levi’s Booties: Tory Burch Purse: Kelly Wynne, similar Watch: Michael Kors Bracelet: David Yurman Earrings: Kendra Scott

I wore this look last week to run a few errands around town. It is more of a fall look, but here in Texas it’s been 70 degrees… How crazy! It’s hard to dress for the weather & season when they don’t match up like they are suppose to.. lol But that’s okay bc I am all about flannels. They are so comfy but stylish, too. If you aren’t loving this green, American Eagle has many other colors as well. They are currently 50% off!

Who else is a Kelly Wynne lover? I love her line and the more she brings out new product, the more I love it!

I hope everyone is having a good Tuesday!

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