UPDATE x FAVORITES

Hi guys!

Sorry I haven’t been active in about a week or so, I’ve just been getting adjusted to the new semester, harder classes, working and going to school 4x a week. I am quite exhausted but its manageable! A little update on my classes, I thought I was going to struggle in calculus but it’s actually a class that I am excited to learn more and I understand the materials which is always great in a math class! My geology class is interesting but not my favorite, but science has never really been my preferred subject. I had a couple of hiccups at the beginning but now that everything is setting in, it has been a little better.

Out with the old and in with the new, all 2019. Fresh starts can be so little but make a big impact. I have started to go to sleep earlier and wake up earlier. I feel 100x better and I feel more accomplished. I have been doing my homework the day I was assigned it and I feel like I have much more free time when the weekend rolls around. I read daily pick me up quotes and I feel like I can tackle anything the day throws at me. Changing your mindset on things is such a great fresh start!! You may not think little things like that matter, but they make a difference whether you can see it right now or not.

Lately I have been in the mood to start fresh, I recently went through my closet and donated about half of what is in there. I’ve been looking for a couple of staple pieces that I NEED in my closet, which is what I will be sharing with you all! I don’t really “need” these things but I feel as though I’d get a lot of use out of them and those pieces are better to have than those where you don’t even know why you bought it or where you’d even wear it to.

SO, I am writing to show you guys some of my favorite things and where I bought them.

These jeans are literally THE best! I bought these at my job Simply Kate for $39.99, they are so flattering and adorable! They do run a little small, so if you like these I recommend sizing up! This Gucci belt dupe is also available at Simply Kate for only $64.95, it is such a great quality dupe and I am obsessed. If you want a designer belt but don’t want to spend the money on it then I highly suggest this one. My shoes are just the old school vans and I adore them, you can get them online or in stores. My shirt is from a Chinese wholesale website which I am IN LOVE with, it’s called Shein and this top I believe was only $7, like come on! That is such a good price for a shirt I can just throw on. It is a hit or a miss, so I recommend that you look at the reviews and go from there. I shop there all the time and I have received good quality items every time I’ve ordered from them. Last but not least, my little initial necklace is also available at Simply Kate and it’s only $12. (Yes I am wearing an F, it’s my boyfriends initial lol)

This off the shoulder sweater is probably one of my favorite things in my closet right now. It is the perfect shade of pink and it is slightly cropped so it’s easier to tuck in my jeans. (I have it tucked in this photo) It is also from my job, Simply Kate and it’s only $37, such a good price. I bought this shirt for Valentine’s Day and I am so excited to dress it up and take more pictures in it. The belt I am wearing here is a real Gucci belt, I splurged on it a little too much but it is available online or in stores (sometimes), it’s actually really hard to find the color you want and in your size. I had my eye on this belt for a YEAR and I kept checking almost everyday and I finally got my hands on one!! (I certainly don’t recommend this belt, if you want one I would just buy the dupe because it does look so similar and for a fraction of the cost of a real one)

The last and final outfit I wanted to share was another favorite of mine from Simply Kate! (My boss, Kaitlin, is the one pictured with me here! We are wearing the same shirt just in different colors!)

These tops are so great for spring and summer, they are lightweight and flowy! I bought the tan one because I gravitate towards neutral colors all the time, I don’t know why I just do.. Lol! They’re only $39! Overall, the fit and flow of these tops are amazing. You can either wear it with jeans (like we have on here) or even with shorts, a belt and some sandals. Either way, I think it’s a NEED!

Thank you all for reading!! Until next time,

XO

Em

(The first picture was taken by my dad, he’s my personal photographer 😉 and the last two pictures were taken by our store photographer Meggie Taylor! She is amazing.)

Shop online @shopsimplykate.com

Follow @shopsimplykate on Instagram to see me doing try on hauls of new merchandise we get in weekly!!

“Everyday is a fresh start” -Unknown

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