Initial Necklace Sale

IMAGE: Fashion Friday-8/22/14-Custom Monogram Necklace- $11.95 & FREE SHIPPING w/ Code FASHIONFRIDAY

So I have been loving initial necklaces lately. I think they work well for adults, teens and tweens. There are a few specials on these that make them a nice buy. You could even pick them up for stocking stuffers or holiday gifts!


I have been wanting a bar necklace after seeing them on tons of fashion bloggers and am ordering this today!  This one is so cute with an initial and is on sale today only for $11.95 and includes  FREE SHIPPING.  Just use coupon code  FASHIONFRIDAY for the discounted price.  


This initial bar necklace has a 18″ gold metal chain with 1 3/8″ x 3/8″ bar with stenciled letter out of it.

IMAGE: Fashion Friday-8/22/14-Custom Monogram Necklace- $11.95 & FREE SHIPPING w/ Code FASHIONFRIDAY








I am also loving this Designer Inspired Initial Pendant Necklace with Heart charm.  This necklace is similar to those you will find in high-end department stores, with the added touch of a heart charm. This necklace retails for $24.99, but you can  get it for just $9.95 when you  use coupon code “CHARM”.  In addition, your  entire order SHIPS FREE when they use coupon code “CHARM”.  So you can check out all the other cute items they carry. This coupon is good through Monday, Aug. 25th




Handmade custom initial necklaces!

These are super Handmade custom initial necklaces  too.  I love that they can be customized. This embroidered pendant features cursive capitol initial stitched in colorful thread on cotton fabric. Personalized just for you and made to order. These are sale for just $14.99.



Back-to-School Styles for Tween Girls

back to school styles for tweens


There are lots of bright, fun styles for tween girls for back-to-school and so your tween’s wardrobe doesn’t have to consist of only jeans and graphic tees this year. There are so many fun trends that your tween will love like skater skirts, printed jeans and fun accessories. The key to saving money with tween is to show them styles you will both love so clothes don’t go unworn.

To save money, I try and grab a few trendy outfits for my tween daughter and then let her pick out a few jeans and tees to mix and match. There are so many stores that have styles your tweens will love like Old Navy, Gap, Justice, The Children’s Place, Johnny B for Boden,  and P.S. Aeropostale and they are all offering great deals for back-to-school. [Read more...]

Back To School With Tea Collection – Bauhaus Collection



We absolutely love Tea Collection at my house.  It is cute comfy and high quality which are all wonderful in a kids’ clothing line. We were excited when Tea Collection contacted us for an outfit review. My youngest got straight to work checking out the new Germany collections. We  both loved the Bauhaus collection inspired by the 20th century Bauhaus art school.  It’s artists got creative with colors shapes and textiles in a way the world had never seen before.

I loved the Tea Collection Lyrical Shapes Dress but my daughter nixed dresses. She wanted comfy pants and a tee instead. If you are lucky enough to still have a dress loving daughter, you need to check out this dress. It is adorable with the hot pink leggings. My girls used to live in Tea Collections dresses and leggings. They are easy to wear and also look amazing!



So after she nixed the dresses,  she picked the Tea Collection Bauhaus Bear Graphic Tee. This shirt is so fun and the bashful bear is inspired by the textile work of the women of Bauhaus. We love that it can be worn not only when the weather is warmer as pictured at the top of post,  it can also be layered when the weather gets chilly.  We layered it with the Tea Collection Solid Purity Tee. The spearmint color matches the bear’s body perfectly.




To round out the look, we added the Tea Collection Print French Terry Cargo Pants. These pull on pants have just a bit of extra style with the cargo pockets and the floral pattern. Tea Collection always gets all the little details just right. These pull on pants will be easy for kids of all ages to wear. They don’t have to hassle with zippers and buttons.

My daughter is at the bottom of the size 8 size chart for height and the top of the size 7 size chart for weight. We ordered the whole outfit in size 8. I would say that the Tea Collection Bauhaus Bear Graphic Tee runs generous. We had to do some tucking in to get the shirt to look great in the pictures. If you like a more fitted look and your child is at the bottom of the size chart, you may want to size down on the shirt.

Overall, we both just love this outfit. It is fun but still age appropriate. It is also comfy and easy to wear which my kids love. We styled the outfit with our new back to school shoes from Shoe Carnival and they look great. I am sure this outfit will be in heavy rotation through the school year.


There are lots more great items from Tea Collection, it was hard for us to pick out just one outfit. Be sure to check out all their new lines today.


Shop Tea Collection Here






Disclosure: Tea Collection provided us with the outfit for review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

Back to School Clothes for Boys

back to school clothes for boys


Back-to-school is just around the corner and if you are looking for cool clothes for boys, I have some great options for you. I find that nicely-made clothing lasts longer in our household. I have two boys and we have clothing that still look great after many washings and I pass on my favorite outfits from my older son to my younger son. You can find some great deals on quality clothing during the months before school starts. I always find a few great outfits and then add to our collection as it begins to cool off for the season. You can often find coupons and free shipping deals for stores like Hanna Andersson, Land’s End, Gap, Children’s PlaceMini Boden and P.S. Aeropostale. [Read more...]

Best Back To School Styles & Clothing for Girls

This back-to-school fall season for girls is full of black and white with a mix of color, plus more brights and even some fun ombre and printed pieces.  I love all of the sophisticated and stylish pieces and your kids will love them too. [Read more...]

Middle School And Elementary School Back To School Outfits

middle school / tween girl back to school oufits

Last week we headed to Shoe Carnival and bought some back to school shoes during their Buy One Get One 50% off sale. You can read all about our trip and the Shoe Carnival we visited here.

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Boys School Clothing – Mix and Match Outfits

15 Stylish Boys' Back to School Outfits

Looking for some cool boys school clothing? Then you found the right place. We have 15 Mix and Match outfits including shoes! These outfits are perfect for back to school. There are different layering options for warm or cooler days.  If you buy these pieces you could be done with most of your back to school clothing shopping and mark one more item off your to do list. Doesn’t that sound good? Have a girl you are shopping for? Be sure to check out our School Clothes for Girls Article here. [Read more...]

School Clothes for Girls – Mix and Match Outfits

School clothes for girls. 15 Mix and Match back to school outfits for girls at great prices!



Here are some great school clothes for girls. I know how much you all love our mix and match fashion boards so in honor of back to school we made one for school clothes for girls! If you have a boy to shop for we made a boys’ school clothes mix and match article too.  [Read more...]

Target Outfits – Maxi Skirt, Dress, Wedges, Leopard Flats & More

Fun Target fashion board with mix and match fashion. Maxi Skirt, wedges, leopard flats and more! Great for everyday and travel.


I am back with more mix and match fashion from Target. I love this board because you have everything from dressy to casual all with the same 14 pieces from Target. This includes 3 pairs of shoes! I absolutely LOVE the wedges and the leopard flats. The adorable green dress is currently on sale for just $15. You can’t beat that!

If you buy every single piece on this fashion board the cost is just $235.41. (Target pricing can change so be sure to check before you buy).  That is pretty fantastic for 15 outfits!! Many of you may already own some khaki shorts and you may also have own Mossimo Popover Blouse, High Tide  which we featured in a previous mix and match fashion article. .  This would make your total even less!

Links to all the pieces are below. Scroll down to see them all.

Also if you have any trouble with the links let me know. Sometimes the Target site seems to get locked up when I use google chrome.  Also if you have any pictures of you in these pieces or from the previous Target fashion boards, I would love to feature you in an upcoming post with readers wearing the actually outfits. If you are willing to share and be featured on the website, please email your picture at melissa at  I can’t wait to see you all! 

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  1. Merona Women’s Woven Dress, Green — $15.00 (reg $25)
  2. Merona Denim Jacket — $29.99
  3. Cherokee Flutter Sleeve Top, Navy – $9.00 (reg $15)
  4. Mossimo Popover Blouse, High Tide — $14.00 (reg $23)
  5. Merona Knit Woven Tank, Orange Zing — $11.88 (reg $15)
  6. PSST T-Shirt, White — $12.00 (reg $17)
  7. Mossimo Denim Leggings, Dark Wash — $27.99
  8. Mossimo Trumpet Maxi Skirt, Black – $14.00 (reg $20)
  9. Merona Chino 5″ Shorts, Brown — $19.99
  10. Xhilaration Shae Ballet Flats, Taupe– $19.99
  11. Merona Nala Wedge Sandal — $24.99
  12. Mossimo Scrunch Ballet Flats, Leopard Print – $16.99
  13. Merona Statement Necklace, Ivory/Gold — $16.99
  14. 2-in-1 Infinity Scarf, Navy — $14.99

Buy (14) Pieces Listed Above — $247.80
Save 5% and Free Shipping with Target RedCard
Final Price: $235.41 or $15.69 per Outfit!

Prices may change so be sure to check the current price before you buy.

If you don’t have a RedCard, Shipping is FREE for orders over $50.

You can return any items that don’t work to your local Target store. If you are unsure on sizing just order both sizes and return the one that doesn’t fit.

15 Mix and Match Outfit Ideas From Target

Mix and Match Target Outfits Fashion Board - Get everything including shoes and boots for under $250!


Finding pieces that mix and match help make your clothing budget go farther. These are great for travel as well.  I love to pack items that can be worn different ways. We had a HUGE response from our last Mix and Match Outfits for Spring & Summer post  so we made another for Mix and Match outfit idea board for you.

Prices will vary over time but as of right now you could buy all 13 pieces which includes shoes and accessories for just over $250!!!  That makes the cost  of each outfit just $16.14. Yes, you heard me right… each outfit costs just $16.14.  Talk about making your clothing budget go further. Many of you will have some similar pieces (possibly the jeans,boots and sandals) in your closet already. If so, you could make all these outfits for even less!!

Links to each piece are below – Be to to scroll down to find the ones you are interested in. All the pieces have high reviews from customers. You can read them for yourself once on the Target page.

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Melissa Target Fashion Board 6-10

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  1. Mossimo Veruca Snub Toe High Heel Pumps, Black — $29.99
  2. Mossimo Bootcut Demin Pants, Dark Wash — $27.99
  3. Merona French Terry Dress, Black/White – $22.99
  4. Mossimo Women’s Open Front Cardigan — $22.99
  5. Merona Button Down Shirt, Denim — $22.99
  6. Women’s Woven Shell, Acacia Leaf — $19.99
  7. Merona Knit Popover Top, White — $19.99
  8. Mossimo Kaylor Slouchy Boots, Brown — $19.98
  9. Coral and Gold Statement Necklace — $14.99
  10. Merona Chino Shorts, Hot Orange — $14.99
  11. Mossimo Supply Sandals – $14.99
  12. Merona Blue Polka Dot Scarf – $14.99
  13. Capri Leggings, Black — $8.00

Buy (13) Pieces Listed Above — $254.87
Save 5% and Free Shipping with Target RedCard
Final Price: $242.13 or $16.14 per Outfit!

Prices may change so be sure to check the current price when adding the item to your cart.

If you  don’t have a RedCard, shipping is FREE for orders over $50.

You can return any items that don’t work to your local Target store. If you are unsure on sizing just order both sizes and return the one that doesn’t fit.

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15 Mix and Match Outfits For Spring and Summer



Mix and match outfits from Target

Links to all the pieces are below – Be to to scroll down to find the ones you are interested in

Finding outfits that mix and match can be difficult. I have found 15 outfits for you that you can make with just 12 pieces including shoes and accessories!  These are great for when you are going on a trip. You could easily fit all of this in a carry on bag and look amazing each day of your trip.  All these pieces are from Target and you can buy them all right now with a BOGO sale for just $163.57! The BOGO sale is over now so the prices are a bit different. The prices are still great though and the prices on some items are now lower!

Yes, you heard me right you could have a whole new summer wardrobe for just a little over $150!!! If you already own similar shoes, leggings, or t-shirts, your total would be even less!! Most of these pieces come in other colors if you want you want to swap out the colors on some of the pieces.

These outfits make looking great easy, fun and affordable.  Break out of your yoga pants rut with this outfit inspiration.


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  1. Mossimo Skinny Denim Jeans, Dark Wash — $27.99
  2. Merona Sleeveless Shirt Dress, Blue Polka Dot — $24.99
  3. Mossimo Popover Blouse, High Tide – $22.99
  4. Merona Textured Cap Sleeve Shift Dress, Hot Orange — $20.98 (reg $29.99)
  5. Mossimo Women’s 3.5″ Shorts, Boy Blue  — $14.99
  6. Mossimo Lakitia Sandals, Cognac – $14.99
  7. Xhileration Women’s Crop Cardigan, Sunglow Green — $17.99
  8. Mossimo Ona Scrunch Ballet Flat, Cognac – $12.74
  9. Striped Jersey Knit Infinity Scarf, Black/White — $10.48
  10. Women’s Ultimate Scoop Tee, Orange Stripe — $6.00
  11. Mossimo Junior Full Length Leggings — $8.00
  12. Women’s Core Tank, White — $8.00

Total for All 12 Pieces = $207.39 (reg $220.91) Now $190.14!!!

Save 5% and Free Shipping with Target RedCard
Final Price: $180.63 Shipped
**Only  $12.04 per Outfit

Prices may change so be sure to check the current price before you buy.

Shipping is FREE for orders over $50.

You can return any items that don’t work to your local Target store. If you are unsure on sizing just order both sizes and return the one that doesn’t fit.

Love these outfits? Be sure to check out 15 More Target Mix and Match Outfits Here. 

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