Style Diary :: A Fun Sweatshirt & Suede OTK Boots

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Happy Monday!  Instead of having #Mondread I’m actually pretty excited we’re starting a new week!  I have some fun things planned,  like a blogger meet up tonight, at Kendra Scott!  I’m excited to sip bubbly, eat cupcakes, and design a piece of jewelry with some lovely girls!  I’m also playing in a concert Friday night, and I’ve been working hard on the music for a while now, so I’m excited it’s finally here!

I also worked out yesterday, which has me excited for a week of productivity!  Have any of you done or heard of Kayla Itsine’s Bikini Body Guides (BBG)?  I bought them last fall and went through the first one twice, and it was a life-changing experience, no joke!  I could definitely tell I was getting stronger and fitter, which felt great.  But I noticed a big change in some other areas.  I had more energy, a better mood overall, was more confident, and was managing my time better.  I think part of it was just the snowball effect that happens when you start working out regularly.  And yes, there is a difference between cardio and working out.  You start wanting to eat better, drink more water, go to bed earlier, and all of that plus just being more fit gives you more energy, which means you get more done.  All of that plus seeing some great changes in your body add up to feeling better, being more confident, and having a better outlook on life!  I just started week 1 in the guide again yesterday, and I’m excited to get back on track before the holidays hit!

Speaking of the holidays… There is now a whole page dedicated to great gift ideas on Belle by Laurelle!  It’s up on the top menu next to ‘wishlist’.  I’ll be adding things regularly as I find more amazing gift ideas, but I already have some great home, beauty, and $50 or under items!   Also, NOW is the time to get your beauty gifts!! The Sephora sale is going on till the 14th, and it’s a great time to get 20% off items that rarely go on sale!  I’ve found some great gifts already, even some for the men in my life!   I will be posting soon with some of my favorites the Spehora sale, as well as a few other great sales going on!

And speaking of sales… pretty much everything from this outfit is on sale!  These OTK boots are now 25% off; they’re a really versatile and wearable OTK boot, which is why I like them.  I tried on so. many. and hated most of them.  (it actually wasn’t very fun because I ordered them all online and had to take them all back! #bloggerprobs I need to get better at doing mail returns 🙈)  These have a reasonable heel, are comfortable, and stay up well without cutting off your circulation.  (Major plus, right? 😉 )  And I love the pointed toe!

This ‘wifey’ sweater was a fun sweatshirt I picked out from Dresslily.  R and I have silly nicknames we sometimes use, and ‘wife’ or ‘wifey’ is one of them.  He actually really liked the sweatshirt, which surprised me as I didn’t expect him to have much of a reaction, but made me like the sweatshirt that much more!  Dresslily has amazing price points, like $2 for a bracelet!  And this sweatshirt is currently 50% off, making it only $12 right now!  While the quality is obviously not as amazing as something by Vince Camuto or Ann Taylor, it’s still pretty good quality, which is why I was so impressed with their prices.  I plan on wearing this around our apartment a lot, paired with leggings, and like I styled it here while running around on weekends, so it’s honestly perfect for what I’ll wear it for.  My earrings are also from Dresslily and are on sale for only $2!  If you’re on a really tight budget this Christmas, definitely check their site out.  They have amazing prices and a huge offering of products!



Wifey Sweatshirt :: Dresslily

Jeans :: NY & Co

Black Suede OTK Boots :: Steve Madden {25% off!}

Earrings :: Dresslily

Sunglasses & Choker :: Ilymix {use code ‘Laurelle20’ for 20% off}

Tassel Croc Clutch :: Misguided {use code ‘mgfaves’ for 40% off}

More great OTK Boot Options:


Thank you, Dresslily, for partnering in this post.  All styling ideas, purchasing habits, and opinions are very much my own.


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  • Ashley J.
    November 10, 2016

    I’m just loving that wifey sweater! I love how you paired it with the OTK boots!


    • bellebylaurelle
      November 18, 2016

      Thank you Ashley! It’s a tad cheesy, but I thought it was too cute to pass up, and figured the OTK boots would make it a bit more stylish!

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    November 28, 2017

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