Jersey Girl, Texan Heart: Save/Splurge and a Linkup
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Save/Splurge and a Linkup

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Dress:  Cavender's // Boots:  Cavender's (sold out, but click the link for all Corral boots) // Sunglasses:  Stolen from my brother, SORRY MAX!

There’s just something about a pair of bright flashy boots that catches a lot of people’s attention.  Whenever I wear these turquoise boots I’m constantly getting compliments on them.  They are from Cavender’s and I bought them during my Cavender’s haul a few weeks back.  Now this dress is also from Cavender’s and was probably the most expensive thing I’ve ever bought from there besides boots, but it was totally worth it.  I can’t wait to be wearing this dress all the time in the summer months ahead.  Hopefully I can keep it away from my fur children’s paws since they like to always be dirty for some crazy reason!

The other day I was thinking about a lot of things actually, one of which was blogging.  Someone who had taken a couple of my pictures when this blog first began had asked me questions about how often do I post, when do I take pictures etc.  They also work with me at my full time gig.  Once I started talking about how much time I actually put into my blog (which is about 95% of my free time) I realized how much work I’ve done in the past 3 years that my blog has been in existence.  Then I think about what that hard work has given me, one of which is the Cavender’s collaboration that has been long term, well for the past 2 years. 

After that thought went through my head I thought about all of the big time bloggers, the celebrity bloggers is what I like to call them.  You know which ones I’m talking about.  The ones that have modeling contracts, have been featured in big time magazines, have their own shows, etc.  I wonder if I’ll ever be one of those bigger bloggers.  Maybe not necessarily as big as them because let’s be honest, I’m a little too old for that now (LOL) but big enough that my little space here in the cyber world goes noticed by a lot of people.  So far this blog has been successful, is constantly growing, and helped me financially, but a girl can always dream about more and have goals.

Then, somehow, my mind wandered and started thinking about these bigger bloggers.  They all wear designer clothing, and most of their “deals” are tops for $40.  I don’t know about you, but even though I work with Cavender’s, purchasing this dress for $80 (originally $100) was a HUGGGGEEEEE deal for me.  Don’t get me wrong I love watching these bloggers and their daily outfits, but I can only dream about being able to have their wardrobe.  That’s why I decided that since recently going on a strict budget I’m going to start talking about deals and what not here on the blog.  I don’t have an actual posting schedule so for now it will be posted sporadically.  I want to show women out there that you can in fact dress up nicely and for an awesome price.  I mean just the other day I got a pair of white converse (originally $50) for $16 from ThredUp!  I love a great deal, so this dress will be one of the exceptions until I come up with this content.  However, I will try to post things about saving and splurging, so for my first one, even though there are way more expensive lace dresses out there I wanted to compare the Cavender’s one I’m wearing to Target’s version which is only $24.99 pictured below!!  Make sure to come back to my blog and check out more save/splurge posts!

Here are a few more save/splurge white off the shoulder dresses to check out!  They go from least expensive to most expensive.

Now, without further ado, let's move on to the top 3 most clicked bloggers from last week's Wednesday linkup!
Jersey Girl, Texan Heart Link Up


    An InLinkz Link-up

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**Please note the dress and boots are from my blog collab Cavender's.

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  1. Very cute! I love how your aviators pull out that pop of blue from the boots!

    I know what you mean about blogging. I think you just have to get to a place where you do it because you love it and you have fun with it. Others will see that and want to join!


  2. You're a doll!! Such a cute dress and with those's spectacular!!

  3. I totally agree with you on the big bloggers and their "deals". Sure, if I was pulling in thousands monthly it would be one thing but I still like a deal and finding one. I can't think of a dress that is "only" $198 as a deal. I think your new section will be great! Making a schedule for it will not only hold you accountable but make people remember that your deals are regularly featured and more likely to come back and visit.

    Come link up at Whatcha Wearing Wednesday!

  4. Love this elegant off the shoulder dress and the boots are such a fun pop of color!

  5. I try to include options from various budgets for sure. Look forward to checking out your bargains!

    Adorable look, Dear!

    Dawn Lucy

  6. What a gorgeous dress! I can't decide if I like the splurge or save one more!

  7. Oh those boots!!!

    Come check out and join my latest GIVEAWAY I am hosting for JEWELRY TELEVISION (JTV) where a dazzling pair of 18k gold earrings is at stake – Happy Wednesday!


  8. The dress you are wearing is definitely fun, feminine and pretty. I love the oversized floral lace it has. I have been eyeing that one from Target badly. Thanks so much for featuring my red dress too. I got another red dress on today too - come take a peek.

    Loved your thoughts on the big name bloggers. Your blog is successful. Good job on your partnership with Cavenders.

  9. What a beautiful dress and so fun with the cowgirl boots!

    Thank you for hosting and hope you are having a fab week!


    Stop by Thursday and join Throw Back Thursday Fashion Link up.

  10. OH I love seeing how much people spend on clothes, is that weird? I wonder the same thing, how do they spend that much on clothes and do they ever repeat an outfit?

  11. I love the save vs. splurge idea! I'm always looking for the more inexpensive option. As far as age and has nothing to do with it. There are so many over fifty bloggers that are very popular. Women of all ages wear clothes and need older fashion bloggers to inspire them.

  12. Super cute dress!!

    xx, Elise

  13. I can see why you always compliments on those boots. They are adorable and completely eye-catching! I really enjoyed this post as a newer blogger. It gave a little more confidence that this could go somewhere! Thank you.


  14. Your dress is perfect for spring and summer! I love your bright colored boots.

  15. I'm all for saving :) in as much as I would happily invest in a good leather wallet (that's because they last me 5, 6 years at the bare minimum), I cringe at the prospect of spending more than $50 on clothes. Yup. I'm a firm believer in how you wear things, and not what you wear.

  16. The colour of those boots is just gorgeous! Looking forward to your future posts on splurges and steals. It's always fun to recreate looks and save some money.

  17. That dress is seriously the cutest, loving the eyelet detail of it.
    Rachel xo

  18. Hi Monica
    LOve your dress! I am so into white lately been buying it up. The textured dress and off the shoulder is what makes this dress stand out. I bought this similar dress that should be coming soon. Those boots are so cute, and the color is unique, more fun that just brown.
    jess xx

  19. Love this LWD girl!! And the boots to contrast in color and texture is brilliant!

    xo Sheree
    IG: @poshclassymom


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