Finds under $50



Dress | Heels (not under $50)| Bag (not under $50)

Bloggers can be fun to follow- but a lot of the time, I get frustrated when everything they post is waaaay out of my budget. A few, key, splurge pieces, I am on board with- but everything, no. So, I thought it would be fun to give you a roundup of some pieces UNDER $50! Like this dress- it’s NOT maternity, but still fits my growing 21 week bump, and I snagged it for $25! It’s originally $44, but they had a sale for 50% off (which they run frequently).

Finds under $50:

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happy shopping!



training essentials.

As I sit here cuddled in my blanket, hair several days un-washed, sucking on a throat lozenge, popping antibiotics and massaging my hip where they stuck me with a shot yesterday – I’m looking at my next 6 weeks of training-plan for California International Marathon and getting discouraged when I see all the ‘0 miles’ filling up the days. I’m trying to stay positive and keep repeating to myself that missing this many runs is OK and as soon as this sickness passes I can hop right back on the plan and conquer CIM! So, what do I do when I’m down and can’t run- I think about all the fun things about running and get pumped for when I can again! On that note, here are my training essentials- whether it be training for a 1 mile, 5k, 10k, half, or marathon:

  • A training plan- with a goal in mind. Whether that goal is to just finish strong or race fast- write it down! Then, make a spreadsheet or just write on a calendar your training plan. There are so many plans out there- pick one that feels right for you! If you read my post here, you know which one I now love and have now adapted for the next 6 weeks until CIM.
  • Have a good pair of shoes. {more on this to come!} Go to your local running store and get fitted. Have someone help you find the perfect shoe for you. My current favorite’s are these. You do not want a worn out pair of shoes or one that is wrong for your foot.
  • Go out and buy yourself a new outfit! This will FOR SURE get you motivated to put one foot in front of the other and head out for a run. Who doesn’t love a good new outfit. I’m loving this brand right now. You can see my review of them here. Also, check out my running favorites for a few more of my go-to’s outfit wise!
  • Gels. Gu’s. Energy beans. Waffles. Whatever works for your stomach- find it, and train with it. That way nothing is new on race day. I use these. Also, if you are signed up for a race, and have a super sensitive stomach like me, see what sports drink they will have during the race and train with it as well. They usually will post this on their website or in an email a few months prior.
  • Don’t get discouraged. {eh-hem, I need to go back and read that sentence I typed!} You are going to have bad days. You will get sick. Your kids will get sick. Things will come up. Whatever it is, you can’t do anything about it and you just have to find your mental toughness {which you will need race day} to get over it, and pick up wherever you left off. If you keep a running journal, go back and look at your entries and see all the hard work you’ve put in thus far, to help keep you in a positive space.
  • Find a mantra. Strong legs and big lungs will only get you so far and then you will need mental strength. Your negative brain will start to seep in and try to derail your plans. A strong, powerful mantra can keep you focused. It will help remove the negative vibe and restore you to a positive space – or at least distract you from the pain 😉  Pick something short, powerful and easy to remember, that you can repeat to yourself when you need a little extra ‘umph’.
  • A good playlist or some audio books. I used to think people were crazy when they said they would listen to books as they ran- but then I tried it. GAME CHANGER. I use music for races now that way it’s new and fun- and books for training. I will get so excited about going out for a run because I want to see what happens in my book. A few I have finished recently are- The Maze Runner Series & The Girl on the Train.
  • A watch or an app. Something to help you figure out your distance. There are several good apps you can download to your phone- my favorite, and has been for forever is the Nike Running Club. I have a Garmin Forerunner 220

So, on that note- I’m going to get off my poor-pitiful me train and go book my hotel for CIM to get me excited! I’ll be back at it in no time.

Happy training!




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Dresses on my mind

I am always on the hunt for dresses. I don’t wear them all that often, but I love to find the perfect dress and have it just waiting for me in my closet when I do need it. Lately, there have been so many amazing ones.

This dress is from asos and for under $100!

It is such a flattering fit, thick fabric, and looks way more expensive than $81! You need this dress in your life!

dress | glasses | shoes

See some of my current picks below! Most under or right around $100!

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June & Hudson Floral Print Wrap Dress • June & Hudson • $68

Elie Tahari Landon 3/4-Sleeve Printed Silk Dress, Cocoa/Navy • Elie Tahari • $122.25

Elie Tahari Racinda Short-Sleeve Handkerchief Dress • Elie Tahari • Sold Out

Self Portrait Cutwork Layered Dress • Self-Portrait • $287

Little White Lies Tagan Dress • Little White Lies • $103.60

ASOS Cold Shoulder Long Sleeve Ruffle Maxi Dress In Gray Floral • Asos • $110

ASOS PREMIUM Cutwork Midi Dress with Red Embroidery • Asos • $138

ASOS Premium Occasion Lace Midi Dress • Asos • $138

Self Portrait Laceup Peplum Midi Dress • Self-Portrait • Sold Out

Liquorish Envelope Dress in Jacquard • Liquorish • $39

Warehouse Premium Lace Pencil Dress • Warehouse • $102

Frock and Frill High Neck Skater Dress In Embroidered Floral Embellishment With High Low Hem • $173

Free People Luna Lace Dress • Free People • $75.50

Foxiedox Modern Fables Mesh Insert Midi Dress With Peplum Hem • Sold Out

Missguided Lace Long Sleeve High Neck Midi Dress • Missguided • Sold Out

ASOS Placed 70’s Midi T Shirt Dress • Asos • Sold Out

ASOS Floral Print Scuba Body-Conscious Dress • Asos • $47

ASOS Maxi Shirt Dress with Patch Pocket Detail • Asos • $43

ASOS Split Front Wiggle Dress In Red Scarf Print • Asos • $54.50

ASOS WEDDING Crop Top Midi Prom Dress In Floral Print • Asos • $68

ASOS Pencil Dress With Open Wrap Back in Stripe • Asos • $58

ASOS Premium Midi Skater Dress in Lace • Asos • Sold Out

ASOS Column Dress in Knitted Colored Stripe • Asos • $39

Free People After The Storm Print Maxi In Ivory Combo • Free People • $116