2018 | A Pretty Penny

New Years Eve Look: Day-To-Night...

SWEATER: Stage / BOOTS: Stage /

Happy New Years EVE!! I'm taking part in Stage's virtual holiday party this year and sharing my Day-To-Night New Years look to help celebrate and #SetYourHolidayStage!! Stage offers a variety of products for entertaining, styling, glomming and gifting during all holiday seasons!

Since it is so cold in Utah during the holidays and especially around New Years (it is currently 27 degrees!!), I love wearing something comfy and warm during the day on New Years Eve, then I usually change into my party attire for our New Years festivities that evening! I don't know about you, but I love having a fancy outfit planned for New Years Eve! 

I am so excited to share my "day" look, my "night" look, and how I get ready for the evening in record time!! I am using the same holiday makeup look in my last Stage post

This year I settled on this warm textured knit sweater with the best folded neck line! And you'll never believe...this sweater is under $25!! I also wanted a touch of glam, so I snagged these gold button olive booties! They give me serious heart eyes and are under $30! Literally a steal! I would also recommend sizing up at least half a size. I am usually an 8, but could have used an 8 1/2 or 9.


During the day on New Years Eve we are usually running around doing all the last minute errands. Grabbing snacks and games! Tonight I made my favorite Avocado dip (which I will DEFINITELY be sharing at a later date, because I feel like everyone needs the recipe), and we will also be playing a ton of minute to win it games with friends! 

I love having a New Years Eve "glam" outfit ready at all times! This year since I wanted to extend Christmas and the holiday season a little more, I wanted to get a red dress! I absolutely love this lace detail from Stage. It is honestly the perfect red dress and under $50! I love getting a great deal!

Can we talk about these perfect pearl heels for a minute?? I laid eyes on these and instantly thought of a million outfits that could be topped off with these shoes! They are also under $50 and come in red and nude!

Here are my tips for getting ready for New Years Eve in record time:
1. Have your outfit planned out and take it with you! You never know what is going to happen throughout the day, or if you will have time to run home to change and get ready before your parties! (unless you are hosting!)
2. Dress up your outfit with the best details! For me, these heels were the ultimate form of "perfect details"! It adds a few pop to my outfit you wouldn't expect!
3. Apply your favorite shade of lipstick or throw on some gloss! Make sure it is fun and bold! You know I love a good red lip and I think the bolder the better! 

I hope you have such a fun New Years Eve ringing in 2019! I hope you enjoyed this Day-To-Night look and get to spend your New Years feeling glam with Stage as well!




The Top Christmas Pajamas You Can't Say "No" To...

PAJAMAS: Target / MUG: Anthropologie

Christmas is my favorite time of year! I have been a little busy cooking up a few fun things that I can't wait to share about in January and February! So stay tuned. One of my favorite Christmas traditions, that many families have, is exchanging pajamas on Christmas Eve! Colin and I always buy each other pajamas and surprise each other with them. I love wearing them to bed and while we celebrate Christmas morning!

I caved and bought a pair for myself early this year so I could stay comfy in them all season long! I found these darling red pajamas at Target for $30 and they were worth every penny! They are so soft, comfy, stretchy and feel like heaven. PLUS, they come in a bunch of other colors! I mean, is it really Christmas without Christmas pajamas??

I have rounded up all of my favorite Christmas pajamas, robes, and accessories to make your Christmas PJ shopping easier! I am always looking for fun Christmas traditions, so if you have any traditions you love doing every year please let me know!

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How To Use The Cash App Boost...

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It is officially November and you know what that means: ALL THE HOT CHOCOLATE. This weekend Colin and I ran to Starbucks for a quick hot chocolate run. They have their Christmas/holiday cups out, and it made me want to break out all the holiday tunes. 

I was also very excited to be using my new Cash Card! Colin finally convinces me to get one after months of prodding! We love using to Cash App to send money to friends and family, but they have made shopping a million times easier with their black Cash Card. I love how sleek it looks! Plus, did you know that you can actually customize your signature on it?? You can also add cute stamps to your signature as well. I'll be honest, I probably did mine over 10 times trying to make it look great, but I'm obsessed.

I also love using my Cash Card because of the amazing boosts you can add while using it! We love using it at local coffee shops because it gives you $1 off your purchase. I love seeing instant rewards when I shop! There are also a plethora of rewards they offer as well. You can save up to 10% at your favorite restaurants, or $1 at coffee shops across the country every time you swipe your Cash Card. Cash App actually just rolled out new Boosts for Wendy’s, Dairy Queen, Domino’s, and Panda Express.
To use a boost when using your Cash Card, go into the app, click on your account balance at the top. Underneath your cash card there should be "boost". Once you click on that you can select any boost that is available! Hack: you can also use a boost every 30 minutes! So if you want to get a coffee every 30 minutes to save $1, go make your dreams come true!

I love using the Cash App because it is my favorite app to use. Not only is it the #1 finance app, but it is incredibly easy to use. I use it in all aspects of spending. I send money to friends and family, easily receive money, and I can use my card! Plus they make it so easy to sign up! If you use my code: TPQLKCF to sign up, it gives you $5!
Happy Shopping!



The Perfect Outfit To Wear To The Pumpkin Patch...

DRESS: ASOS / TOP: ASOS / BOOTS: ASOS / BAG: Gucci / EARRINGS: Sugarfix by BaubleBar / LIPS: Birthday Suit by Tarte

If you haven't noticed by my Instagram feed, I have really been diving into the whole pumpkin/pumpkin patch vibe. I love fall and any chance I can spend at the pumpkin patch is time well spent!

Let's be honest, I have NEVER owned any sort of orange clothing, and I have NEVER worn anything orange. So it was a first for me this year to buy not one, but TWO orange outfits for this fall. I am one of those compulsive shoppers that buys everything the same color at once. This buttoned orange dress and white top are the perfect duo to rock at the pumpkin patch. It is casual, comfortable, and gives me a little bit of those 70's vibes. Also, can we take a moment to get heart eyes over these booties from ASOS?? They are a little more pricey ($72), but worth every penny to me. I don't have anything like these, and I have worn them with multiple outfits!

When it gets colder this would look perfect with a turtle neck, tights and booties! You could even throw on a pair of OTK boots, like these, and it would look so cute!

I hope you spend the rest of your fall season browsing pumpkin patches, eating allll the pumpkin things, and watching scary movies!



My Favorite Fall Boots For Under $200...

SWEATER: Red Dress Boutique / PANTS: ASOS / BOOTS: JustFab (available in wide calf) / HAT: Shop Stevie (similar here)

Hello sweater weather! You know what it means when sweater weather is finally here...boots! Once the temperature drops I bring out all my favorite fall booties. There is nothing like snuggling up in your favorite sweater and throwing on a pair of boots. I love walking through the leaves and hearing my boots thumping as I walk through my favorite pumpkin patch. My fall wardrobe consists of boots, skinny jeans, sweaters, and chunky scarves. If you ask my husband he will tell you I have more boots than I know what to do with. But I say, you can never have too many! (ha!)

I don't know if you have seen the boots that are hot right now, but I have been wanting alllll of them! I ordered a couple pairs over the weekend and they should be arriving tomorrow! Let's cross our fingers that they are actually as wonderful as I think they are. Here is a little sneak peak of this pair of plaid booties I ordered! I spotted them about a week ago and couldn't stop thinking of them.

I am also loving leopard booties, and snake skin booties! I am dying to get my hands on a pair of those. So you know they are definitely the next pair of shoes on my list. So I am so happy to share my favorite fall boots for under $200! I definitely like to splurge every once in awhile, but I am sure everyone appreciates a good deal. So let's keep this post budget friendly! What are your favorite boots trends this fall?

UNDER $100

UNDER $200