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13 Ways to Style Leggings

I have embraced the leggings craze and have found that it works well for all occasions. From athletic wear to work style- leggings are a must.

There are a variety of leggings out there….everything from the $2.00 pair all the way to over $145.

I have tried all different types of leggings and my stamp of approval comes from 4 price categories. The Meijer brand – MTA is quite amazing. These run about $12.00 and are perfect for working out and wearing out for errands. Another good brand I like is Zella Leggings – usually can snatch these up at Nordstrom Rack for $25.00 or Nordstrom on major sale. They are great. The third pair is Spanx – always buy on sale for $64. These are more shiny and packs you into the pant and shows no lumps or bumps. The last pair is $75 on sale – Alo Yoga Pants – these are amazing and soft. I purchased mine at Nordstrom Rack and are so comfortable.

So the picture above shows 13 ways to wear leggings. Tried and true. In these pictures are a combination of all 4 Brands that I mentioned. If you were to ask me which one I would buy if I had to choose just one…I would go with the Spanx. They are middle of the road in cost and do a great job of keeping a great physique no matter if you are slouching, eating cookies, or are not wearing a long tunic. Feel free to let me know your favorite leggings!

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Have a great evening!

Heidi

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The Succulents Box

I recently received @thesucculentsbox that came with 4 darling succulents and I am beyond impressed. Here they are on the dining room table.

A closer look to examine how pretty they are

I was impressed with the quality. Each was individually wrapped, included directions, and had an information sheet about the type of succulent.

I love plants but the biggest issue I run into is over watering or under watering plants…these succulents need very little water in the winter and minimal the rest of the year. Makes managing plant life much easier! The care directions also explain exposure to sunlight and the needs of the plants.

If you are looking for a gift for someone who has everything or a treat for yourself….the Succulents Box is highly recommended.

Check them out on instagram @thesucculentsbox or

www.succulentsbox.com and use LOVEPLANTS for 15% off a subscription.

Let me know if you pick them up and your thoughts!

Xoxo,

Heidi

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13 Fall Inspiration Outfits to Copy Without Breaking the Bank!

I love to shop and search for deals but also know that being able to copy and recreate styles with what is in your closet is also financially sound.

Today, I am sharing a few easy outfits to recreate.

Outfit 1: Jeans and Booties with a camel sweater (stripes are a plus).

Outfit 2: Black Dress or Black Shirt with a leopard scarf and a hat. I happen to love the baker hat style!

Outfit 3: Leopard anything. This is a cute leopard shirt dress but a leopard shirt and jeans or skirt will do the trick.

Outfit 4: Leggings, tennis shoes, and any hoodie! I happen to love Adidas Hoodies especially this crop sweatshirt as this is great for doing errands or a weekend outfit.

Outfit 5: I love this dress and any ruched bodycon dress will work paired with a leather jacket. Easy and chic.

Outfit 6: Faux leather leggings and a pullover cardigan combined with the baker hat is comfortable and can be considered dressy or chill.

Outfit 7: Skirts and High Boots with a hat….love the mini and boot season.

Outfit 8: Sweater Dresses are perfect transitions from summer to fall and fall to winter- add scarf or not…boots or heels.

Outfit 9: Leggings, tennis shoes, sweatshirt – all in black and throw on a pom pom hat and ready for exercise or just fun!

Outfit 10: Leggings, High Boots, Tunic, and a scarf with a fun hat! Easy and simple.

Outfit 11: A black dress and the jean jacket! Who doesn’t love a jean jacket??

Outfit 12: Camel sweater and a beret

Outfit 13: Leggings (not black) and paired with a long sleeve athletic shirt and tennis shoes…

Here are 13 outfits that are easy to copy! Most are probably in your closet which means a little bit of savings! Stay tuned for more fall outfit inspiration soon!

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4 Steps to Get Out of Debt – Education Edition

Step 1: Identify your debt. Make a spreadsheet of credit card, total debt, APR, minimum payment, and phone number.

Step 2: Look at the highest APR and also look at the smallest debt. There are two schools of thought here:

a. Tackle the highest APR

b. Tackle the smallest debt and knock it out.

You decide what is best for you.

Step 3: Those phone numbers you wrote down: those numbers you need to call and ask for lowered rates…when they say no, ask for a supervisor and also inquire about 12 months no interest. Remember whatever you transfer will need to be paid off in 12 months or face high interest.

Step 4: Freeze your credit card. No Really. If you find that you spend…switch to cash or do a prepaid card. I am not a huge proponent of paying fees for prepaid but if you spend, you need to be held to limits….

Things to remember:

There are people who have more debt than you. Clearly you want to fix this or would not be reading this. Budget things but also be realistic- sometimes this involves moving to an apartment or lifestyle switch…its okay. Don’t be house poor or debt ridden because people might talk.

People will talk no matter but if you live in an apartment, don’t pay taxes, but lower your debt and become debt free in a couple of years- you are winning! Another point is emergency funds…start setting monies to the side in an account in case something happens. Have your workplace send the money to another bank (open a new account at the start of the fiscal year or new year) and don’t touch the money…just leave it be but you won’t notice it over time……Also….side hustles – I am a huge proponent of side gigs- babysitting, tutoring, lawn mowing, painting, cleaning, etc. to help out.

A typical millionaire has 7 streams of income…side hustles count 💕

Coming soon…..retirement talk.

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Perfect Gift for Going Back to School

The start of school is expensive….whether you are a teacher, parent, or college kid….it is one of the most financially exhausting times of the year.

There are those times during the school year when you will need help….whether it is that meeting you have at work and the neighbor gets your kid or traffic was bad and that teacher kindly stayed with your child when everyone else left, or that grandparent who always goes above and beyond…keep these people on your team.

While the money gates are open, remember to keep the babysitters, grandparents, and teachers in mind when school is starting….a little gift goes a long way!

I am huge believer in rewarding those who are in my tribe and are kind – they are always willing to go that extra mile….

Lovery Gifts have a variety of amazing baskets and I highly recommend them. Prices vary based on budget and a coupon code with your first purchase is a win. I keep one on hand – just in case so I am prepared for that amazing gift that did not break the bank. Check them out www.lovery.com And on instagram @loverygifts

I would also mention it is a great gift to send that college kid or a friend who lives far away! Let me know if you have any questions. I highly recommend the products and love the packaging !

Xoxo,

Heidi