How To Find Quality Pieces At Affordable Prices

How To Find Quality Pieces At Affordable Prices
How To Find Quality Pieces At Affordable Prices
How To Find Quality Pieces At Affordable Prices

T h e   G o a l 

So here’s the dream I have…

Living my life in quality, gorgeous pieces of clothing, while still being able to afford the essentials such as food & rent.

Isn’t that a great dream?! Seems like we deserve to have that dream become a reality, right?! Let me share with you my tips & tricks for making this dream a reality in my life. It’s not perfect, & it takes a little bit of work, but be prepared to look good without breaking the bank.


How To Find Quality Pieces At Affordable Prices
How To Find Quality Pieces At Affordable Prices

D o   Y o u r   R e s e a r c h 

This is honestly one of my favorite parts of this journey we are embarking upon today. What I mean by doing your research is checking out what your favorite bloggers on Instagram are wearing & what looks are really speaking to you on Pinterest for the current season. I’ve actually started saving photos in a Collection on my Instagram I call, Looks I Love, which has totally helped me stay focused on the kinds of pieces I like & what to look for when I’m shopping.

Seeing a grouping of photos featuring looks that I love helps me understand the colors, textures, & styles of clothing I’m drawn to at the moment. Sometimes just seeing them all together makes the connection in my brain as to what I’m really searching for.


How To Find Quality Pieces At Affordable Prices
How To Find Quality Pieces At Affordable Prices

W h e r e   T o   L o o k

Finding great things on sale feels like such a win doesn’t it? Unfortunately, it’s not always easy to find what you are looking for on sale, but there are some places that provide quality pieces at great prices, if you’re willing to do some digging. 

I always say, & my friends can certainly tell you, that Forever 21 is my secret weapon. I’ve found some of my most favorite pieces of clothing from that store, but I’ve also found things that I can’t wait to get rid of once the next year rolls around. The key is the material. Does it feel expensive? If not, just keep searching, because I swear there are hidden gems in that store for literally incredible prices. As long as you take good care of them, they should last year after year at a fraction of the cost.

Some other great places I’ve found great deals at are J. Crew Factory, ASOS, H&M, & Chicwish. I am such a huge fan of the classic look that J. Crew offers, but I’m just not able to put down that kind of money right now. The factory has that same amazing quality but are usually the previous year’s items that are marked down tremendously. H&M has really lovely premium pieces. I tend to really love their shoes & their statement tops. ASOS is an easy one for me because of their incredible returns. It’s so easy to buy something, try it on, & decide whether to keep it our to put it right back in the bag & ship it off the next day. They have some very pricey items on their site, but have some amazing basics & trend pieces at just the right price point. To read more about Chicwish, see my last post.


How To Find Quality Pieces At Affordable Prices
How To Find Quality Pieces At Affordable Prices

W h a t   T o   L o o k   F o r

Once you’ve gathered your inspiration & know where you want to shop, now it’s time to really search to find the good stuff. I like to start by quickly browsing the “New In” section. Here I will either favorite the items I’m interested in or put them in my shopping cart to decide on later.

After a rounded look at the new items, I then start typing in keywords. This fall season I would use terms like: tweed, mini skirt,  maxi dress, beret, boots or over the knee boots, camel, burgundy, navy, leopard, etc. It’s nice to start with broad topics such as a color or a style of something, but if you are looking for something specific, don’t be afraid to search things like: camel turtleneck, navy tweed mini skirt, or green plaid coat. Sometimes, getting specific is just what is necessary to find the perfect item.

Another tip is to really break down those photos of style inspiration  you’ve saved & figure out what makes it so good. Is it the colors? Is it the silhouette or lengths? Or is it the textures? Knowing what you love about something really helps when shopping, especially online. Also, make sure to keep in mind what you already have in your wardrobe & what things can go with the pieces you’re seeing online. Remember, you can ALWAYS return things. 


How To Find Quality Pieces At Affordable Prices

H a p p y   S h o p p i n g

I hope that these tips & tricks help you when it comes to finding quality pieces at affordable prices. These things should hopefully help boost your confidence & experiment with new trends & outfit combinations.


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The Jennifer Dress

Napoli

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My Fall Burgundy Picks

My Fall Burgundy Picks

My Fall Burgundy Picks
My Fall Burgundy Picks

T h i s   D r e a m y  

C o l o r

Burgundy is definitely my favorite color to wear in the fall. Something about this color feels very feminine & romantic to me. So naturally, since I’ve been seeing so many dreamy pieces coming out recently from all of my favorite brands, I curated my most coveted pieces in a collection for you all. I don’t think I’ve ever been so obsessed about a group of items in my life! These beauties are dying to be a part of my wardrobe this year. I truly want them all. Hopefully some of these pieces can find their way into either my wardrobe or yours, or can at least provide some shopping inspiration. I also highly recommend monochrome looks like the one featured in this post. They are classic & oh-so chic.


My Fall Burgundy Picks
My Fall Burgundy Picks
My Fall Burgundy Picks
My Fall Burgundy Picks
My Fall Burgundy Picks

O u t f i t   D e t a i l s

*All last season*

Recreate this look: Wrap Dress, Burgundy Heels, Beret, Crossbody, Scarf


My Fall Burgundy Picks
My Fall Burgundy Picks
My Fall Burgundy Picks

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Positano

Capri

Napoli

Perfect Your Parisian Summer Wardrobe

Benin, Africa & Beauty Heroes Abroad

M O R E   R E C E N T   P O S T S

A New Approach To Layering

How To Ensure A Good Start To Your Day

The Feminine Crop Top

Make A Summer Statement

The Jennifer Dress

Espadrilles

YSL Lips

At Home Workout Routine

Stripes On Stripes

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The Co Ord Trend

My 2018 Lookbook

The Co Ord Trend

Hello Everyone!

Wow, I can’t believe it’s already April! Since it’s finally starting to feel like spring, I’m here to chat with you guys about a big trend this spring/summer: The Co Ord Trend. This trend comes in a variety of shapes & styles making it so easy to find one that works for you. Let me tell you my thoughts on this trend & show you my favorite pieces on the market now.

The Co Ord Trend

The Co Ord Trend

The Co Ord Trend

My Way To Wear This Trend

I feel like you either love or hate this trend. Like, it could be a jumpsuit…or a dress…but it’s cut in half & shows a little skin? Idk, I’m really loving it right now, but I’m picky about which styles I prefer. Finding the right co ord for me means finding a tasteful & feminine silhouette while still displaying that fun & flirty side. I love this set I found while on my daily ASOS scroll. The blue & white stripes are so my style & I’m obsessed with the tie details on the sleeves as well as around the waist. I find pieces that cinch in at the waist like this to be extremely flattering. This co ord trend piece fits perfectly into my feminine wardrobe because even though it shows a little bit of skin, it’s loose silhouette keeps things fun & tasteful.

This is such a wearable set, & perfect for your spring/summer wardrobe. It’s great for a date night out, drinks with your girlfriends, shopping at your local farmers market, & it’s light enough to bring on a beach holiday. To shop this look, click here or the images below!

The Co Ord Trend

The Co Ord Trend

The Co Ord Trend

The Co Ord Trend: The Felix & Flora Edit

These shoppable images are a fast & easy way to add this trend into your wardrobe!

The Co Ord Trend

The Co Ord Trend

So what do you think? Do you love or hate this trend?

Will you be rocking one of these pieces this spring/summer? xx

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Wishing For Spring

My 2018 Lookbook

Wishing For Spring

Top (sold out- similar here, affordable option here) / Skirt ($13!!) / Shoes ($15!!) / Bag (old, similar here, affordable option here) / Lipstick (shade 02)

Hello Everyone!

The weather is slowing starting to warm up here in Richmond, & florals seem to be the only things I am in the mood to wear. I put this outfit together, & fell in love with it’s effortless, feminine look. The bow details, pops of floral, & the overall silhouette of this look give me the feeling of springs mornings in a coffee shop.

Looking forward & wishing for spring, pops of florals are a must in my wardrobe. Whether it’s a fun top like this one, a floral dress, or a hint of florals on my shoes or handbag, having fun & feminine pieces in my wardrobe make a big impact when putting together spring outfits.

Florals become an easy addition to your wardrobe when you have the right neutrals to pair them with. A neutral, everyday skirt (not an evening skirt), is a key item you will want to have this spring. Also, adding a navy cropped blazer to your wardrobe like this very affordable one (seen here), can really help bring a whole outfit together. It can easily be thrown over almost any floral top or dress & adds a bit of structure to a flowy, floral look.

Wishing For Spring

Wishing For Spring

Shop Pops of Floral

Wishing For Spring

Wishing For Spring

Shop Necessary Neutrals

Wishing For Spring

Are you a fellow floral lover wishing for spring? How are your favorite ways to incorporate florals into your wardrobe? xx

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New Year Goals

New Year Goals

New Year Goals

Hello Everyone!

I’m back from a little holiday hiatus feeling inspired & ready to take on 2018.

Having a fresh start & dreaming of the year ahead is something I’m quite fond of. Making lists & setting goals is v important to me, & my list for 2018 continues to grow.

I’m trying to set some high goals so that I will push myself to achieve as many of them as possible this year. One of my very favorite cliché phrases is “dream big”. Dream big dreams, bigger than you think possible…they just might come true!

New Year Goals

So here are some of my New Year Goals…

Worry less…

I know that I am a worrier. It’s something I’m working on, & I’ll honestly be working on it for the rest of my life. One thing that I want to hone in on is my anxiety. This year, I want to make big strides on tackling my anxiety. I don’t want to let it cripple me, especially with wedding preparations underway. Sometimes, I need to let myself relax & to be ok with not getting everything done right away. I am going to be working on cutting myself some slack & moving into each day with ease. Luckily, I have an incredible fiancé who helps me with this immensely.

Learn to shoot in RAW…

I want to up to quality in my photos this year. Even if shooting in RAW is not the answer (but I think maybe it is…), I want to create more concise, better content for you. I’m planning on learning a lot through YouTube videos, but if you guys have any other suggestions or tips, let me know in the comments below!

Add some daily routines…

For Christmas this past year, I got this gorgeous One Line A Day journal. Thing thing I love most about this book is that it’s a journal I will be keeping for the next 5 years! This will cover our engagement period as well as the first 4.5 years of marriage. How special is that?! I can’t wait to look back over this book in years to come. But in order to have all of these special memories documented, I have to be diligent about actually doing it everyday…

Another daily routine I want to instill is working on my foreign languages. I would not say I am particularly good with languages, but I want to work on them everyday. I figure, if I spend just 5 minutes a day on Duolingo, I will be much better at the end of 2018 than I am now! For now, I am working on French & Italian, but if I’m honest, I’m focusing on Italian right now in preparation or our honeymoon to Italy this summer! Eek!

Take more care…

2017 brought much more care to my face & my skincare routine. This year, I want to make sure I also take care & put extra focus on the rest of my body. I need to be better about DAILY moisturizing my body, not just when I’m feeling extra. My hair care is another big one. I am starting to use better products on my hair to treat, moisturize, & nourish my hair. For now, I am using this CAVIAR Replenishing Moisture Shampoo & Conditioner, & I am loving it so far. I’m going on a “good hair” journey this year…can’t wait to see how it goes!

Save for a big purchase…

I have always been into nice handbags, so this year, I’ve decided to save up for my first big designer bag. Since it will take me some time to save, I’ll bring you on my search for the perfect bag over the course of this year. I’m not sure what kind I want yet, but I know I want it to be timeless, feminine, & classic. It’s such a big purchase & such a hard decision, but I am so excited about picking the perfect one for my wardrobe this year.

New Year Goals

Read more, but for real this time…

I am actually terrible at finding time to read. Most of the time, I can find ten other things to do besides read, but I want to choose to read more this year. I usually don’t read “story” books, but more like inspiration books. Anything about fashion, home styling, Paris, floral design, etc. will be on my list this year. A few in my current collection of unread books include Eat Pretty, Girlboss, The Life Changing Magic Of Tidying Up, & A Moveable Feast (which I actually have read, but I’m dying to read again).

Reach 2500 followers on insta…

I’ve only had a numbers goal one other time, & that was my goal to reach 1,000 followers on Instagram (which I met in 2017 thanks to you!). This year, I want to up it a little bit more. I want to set this goal even though it’s a big one, & it’s terrifying not to actually meet it, but I think it is possible. Felix & Flora is growing & I am so grateful for all of the support I have received over the past year. Let’s make this year even better!

Write the blog I want to read…

This goal is a hard one for me. How do you know what you want to read until you read it? As I am trying to figure that out, I hope to bring you guys exciting content this year. New & inventive content that you actually want to read & be inspired by. What do you guys want to hear about this year? Fashion? Makeup? Skincare? Travel? Wedding? Parties? Home? I honestly want to hear from you! Please comment below!

Become a easy, one stop shop, blog…

I’ve recently jumped on the LiketoKnow.it train! For those of you who have that app, make sure you follow me at @felixandflora to shop all of my looks this year. If you don’t have the app, I highly suggest you get it now! It’s the easiest way to shop, find great deals, & be inspired by the fashion blogger community.

I want to be that website you come to to get inspired. When you aren’t sure what to buy with all of the options out there, I want to be able to provide a curated selection of lovely pieces for you at every price point.

Stay tuned for some easy shopping right here at F&F…

Travel…

Of course, I always want to travel! Last year, I crossed the Atlantic for the first time, & now I just can’t wait to go back! I know I will be having an Italian adventure of a honeymoon with my new husband at the end of July, but I would love to explore other places as well. This spring, visiting Charleston is really high on my list of things to do. A west coast adventure would be such a fun time as well, but I’m not sure if that will happen this year. We will see…

I hope you all are having a great start to 2018!

Don’t forget to leave your comments below! xx

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Holiday Gift Guide For Him

Holiday Gift Guide For Him

Hello Everyone!

Sometimes, the gentlemen in our lives can be a bit tricky to buy for, I know from experience. Today, I’ve put together a holiday gift guide for him in which all things have been approved by Ben. He either wants, or already has, everything on this list. Weather you’re looking for a sporty gift, a fashionable gift, an outdoorsy gift, or a techie gift, this gift guide covers it all.

We have been getting together with another couple over the past year or two for game nights, & one of our newest favorite games is Ticket to Ride.

I used this Shiseido face wash a while back, & Ben tried it once & quickly fell in love. It’s all he uses to wash his face now!

Every man needs a pair of bluetooth earbuds. They are perfect for using while working out, doing yard work, commuting, etc. Speaking of working out, if your man likes to box at the gym, check out these great gloves.

Are you really a man if you don’t own a pocket knife or multi-tool?

These very affordable men’s dress shoes know how to make a man look goooooood.

Holiday Gift Guide For Him

Check out all of the Ben Approved items

Holiday Gift Guide For Him:

 


Holiday Gift Guide For Him

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The Best Holiday Dresses

A Red Moment

Dressing Our Tree

My Christmas Wishlist

My Coat Collection

Finding The Perfect Tree

Holiday Home Fragrances

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