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January Haul + Roasted Parmesan Garlic Brussels Sprouts Recipe

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I've been wanting to try the lululemon Align Crop for a while now and decided to try Amazon's dupe and to compare the two. As mentioned for December, I've been going back to H&M to make returns from their big winter sale so I ended up getting a few more things there.  I keep going back to H&M to make returns and then picking up additional items so it's been a pretty long cycle of purchase/return but the good thing from that is a picked up a bunch more womens/girls pants for $3-$8 each, which I'm really happy about! I also impulsively picked up this cute black and pink plaid girls sweater in a size larger than I normally wear, though it's still not long enough to be worn comfortably over leggings. Lululemon Align Crop 23" in Black  size XXS I finally decided to try the Lululemon Align Crop since there are free shipping and returns and that way, I could also compare it to these Amazon dupes at the same time. The  Lululemon Align Crop  were thinne

December Haul + Baked Fish Fillets Recipe

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I didn't shop much the month of December except for a Target coat that caught my eye, two A&F sweaters, and a bunch of blazers and pants that were on crazy sale when I popped into H&M one day. I can never resist a blazer that fits and hope to be able to put them to good use later this year. A surprised me on Christmas with a cute pink pair of UGG booties that are much cuter on than the traditional shape. I didn't purchase them but thought they deserved a spot here. :) Left to right: Flannel shirt , Tie-Dye Hoodie , Chenille Sweater , Puff-Sleeve Sweater , all XXS. I placed an order with Abercrombie after being influenced by Insta and ended up really liking the two sweaters on the right, which are a similar pretty seafoam green color.      Left: Patagonia Down Parka in girls L . This Patagonia girls down parka caught my eye on a Nordstrom ad and I ordered it on a whim to try but when it arrived, my mom liked it and claimed it for herself. :D I really like how lightweig

November Haul + Salmon Burgers Recipe

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I continued my boot, coat, sherpa, and flannel obsession into November (plus one dressy blazer): Here are coats from Banana Republic Factory and Old Navy: Left to right: Petite Wool Wrap Coat , Petite Teddy Sherpa Jacket ,  Cozy Teddy Sherpa in XS Petite . Here are some flannel and tops from Old Navy: Left to right: Classic Plaid Chest-Pocket Flannel in Petite XS Gray Plaid and Classic Plaid Flannel in Petite XS Black/White Plaid, Green Buffalo Check, Red/White Plaid.  And one cute cropped flannel from Urban Outfitters that I really like: BDG Rayne Boxy Cropped Flannel in Black + White XS Left to right: Oversized Printed Blouse , Oversized Chambray Blouse , Cropped Girls Cardigan , Rib-Knit Midi Dress I tried a bunch of sherpas from Macy's that were $9.99 and ended up liking and keeping this one: I ended up getting the Cognac color in the Target Katherine Wedge Bootie too but ended up returning it. Target Katherine Wedge Bootie  size 5 in Black, Taupe, and Cognac. Had to include

October Haul + Penne Pepperonata Recipe

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This month's haul was all boots/booties with the exception of one flannel shirt and a bunch of soft toys that I couldn't resist. As mentioned in the last post, I couldn't help getting the Target wedge booties and also decided to get these Caslon booties since I'm always a fan of how comfortable this brand is for me.  Here are some recent Target finds: Left:  Girls' Rib-Knit Peplum Long Sleeve Top , Spanx Faux Leather Leggings , Marc Fisher Izzie Boot . Middle:  Wild Fable Women's Puff Short Sleeve Dress , Ugg Quincy Boot . Right: Target Katherine Lace-Up Wedge Boots . I was really into these super tall UGG thigh-high boots at first because I love how these will keep me super warm come winter when commuting to work but they're honestly super hard to walk and sit in so I'm hopeful an Aldo version I purchased recently will be just as warm and easier to wear. Free People Shibori Tunic Dress . UGG thigh-high boots . I'm really into the recent flannel

September Haul + Maple Cream Recipe

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September's haul is from Loft Outlet due to a birthday credit and Old Navy since they've had a lot of cute stuff recently. I've been wanting a sherpa jacket for a while now since the trend started but wasn't able to find a keeper last year. Upon trying on this one from Old Navy, I immediately liked the color and appreciate how the sleeve is the perfect length. Old Navy Relaxed Cozy Sherpa Faux-Fur Jacket in XSP Mocha Latte I ordered a few different jackets but didn't love these enough to keep them: Left to right: Old Navy  Go-H20 Water-Resistant Narrow-Channel Puffer Jacket ,  Go-H20 Water-Resistant Hooded Anorak ,  Go-H20 Water-Repellent Hooded Rain Jacket in XSP This leopard cardigan also kept popping up on my feeds so I couldn't resist trying it: Old Navy Printed Button-Front Cropped Cardigan for Girls in L Leopard Print. Booties left to right: Marc Fisher Izzie Shearling Lace-Up Boot , Ugg Quincy Boot , Target Universal Thread Katherina Lace-Up Wedge Boot

August + Quick Banana Pancakes

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I didn't shop the month of July but did pick up two things from Express and a pair of slingback flats from the Nordstrom Anniversary sale in August. I'm a big fan of how comfortable my Caslon sandals have been so wanted to try their Caslon Lexie Pointed Toe Slingback Flat too - I love the suede snakeskin pattern on this pair.  Other than the Caslon flats and some candles, the only other item I purchased during the Nordstrom Anniversary sale was this popular Barefoot Dreams CozyChic Ultra Lite Cardigan but didn't love how it reminded me of pajamas on my small frame for the high cost. Barefoot Dreams CozyChic Cardigan in XS Carbon and Pacific Blue I really don't need any more jackets but this cute long blazer and cropped camo snakeskin jacket that were in the sale section of Express when I went to make returns in store was just too soft to resist. Coincidentally, these are now the first and only two snakeskin printed items I now own. :) What with the school year start