Jersey Girl, Texan Heart: Straw Clutch Save/Splurge and a LINKUP
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Straw Clutch Save/Splurge and a LINKUP

4:00 AM

Tank:  Ralph Lauren // Duster:  Ralph Lauren // Skirt:  Forever 21 // Shoes:  Marshalls // Clutch:  Gifted // Jewelry:  Rocksbox

This skirt made its appearance on the blog a few years ago when I first started blogging again.  It wasn’t as tight before, but I figured since I’m on a budget I need to start remixing my wardrobe.  Also, I do really like this skirt.  I think the high low trend has died down, but I do have a funny story about that.  Now, I do love high low and will probably continue to wear it because one of my most complimented features are my legs because they are so long.  Hey, I have to work with what I’ve got!

Anyway, there is one dress that I made high low a long time ago when I was in college and then all of the sudden a few years later, high low was the huge trend.  I should have patented that!  The dress I’m talking about has made its appearance here on the blog, and usually does whenever it’s closer to 4th of July and summer. 

This skirt I paired with a casual tank and sweater duster, along with some heels and this adorable clutch that my blogger bestie got me for my birthday a few years ago.  I don’t wear it too often because it’s such an outrageous piece that I love when it pops out on it's own without my outfit stealing it's thunder.

I know I mentioned Rocksbox in yesterday’s post, but I wanted to mention them again.  This triple layer choker came from my little box!  Next week I’ll have a post with earrings from the box as well.  All of these pieces were gorgeous.  I’m so excited to be sending back my first box to see what’s in the second box!  If you weren’t aware of how Rocksbox works and you didn’t read yesterday’s post, it’s a monthly subscription.  First you sign up.  If you would like to try a one month subscription for free just type in monicabff141 at check out.  You have to create your account and chose items that you love.  A stylist will then gather all of this information and create a box for you that has 3 pieces in it.  This gets sent to you in the mail and if you don’t like the pieces enough to keep them you just return them hassle free.  However, if you fall in love with a piece and can’t bear to part with it, you just send back the other pieces and pay the insider price for the one you love.  Once the box is received into Rocksbox a stylist will create another box with 3 pieces in it.  Then you just keep doing this.  You can also refer friends to earn some rewards as well!  Don’t forget, if you want to test out a free month subscription just type in code monicabff141 at checkout. 

Also, I wanted to link up some save or splurge items for the clutch.  I've seen so many adorable straw clutches but some of them with not so nice price tags!  I've linked up a few save or splurge pieces below!

Now moving on to the top 3 bloggers from last week and the link up!

Jersey Girl, Texan Heart Link Up


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  1. Super cute outfit. And that clutch is really amazing!


  2. Love the color blocking and high low hem on this dress! Lovely look!

  3. I love the colors in your outfit. They look great on you. Thanks for hosting the link-up party. I hope you will join me on mine as well.
    Tania @ http://www.50isnotold

  4. Lovely colors!!!

    Come check out the 3rd installment of my collab with Los Angeles based brand TOBI – I’m sure you’ll love it!!

    Happy Wednesday!!


  5. Very cute summer look! Love that clutch!!

    Wishing you a great day!

    Xo, Erica
    Casually Styled

  6. Such a pretty look Monica, I love the added cardigan and clutch to this look.
    Rachel xo

  7. Thank you so much for the feature :) I was reading your post and began scrolling to link up and was so surprised to see my pic- glad you love the look. So funny I'm a jersey (and 1/2 polish) girl too! Small world. Love your style xoxo

  8. Great look, the straw clutch is really pretty!

    xo Sheree
    IG: @poshclassymom

  9. I love your necklace! Also trends come and go and I think if it makes you feel beautiful it doesn't matter whether it's "in" or not!

  10. Gorgeous outfit!



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