July Instagram Round Up + Weekend Sales

Happy Sunday friends! It has been a hot minute since I’ve done an Instagram round up! July was a busy month – bought a house, covered every sale known to man, attempted to sleep somewhere in there. LOL. It’s been a great month, but I’m happy to be back to a more normal routine in August. Of course, we do close on our house on the 23rd so we will be packing our lives into as few as boxes as possible. BUT, the pace will be slower these next few weeks (or so I hope!).

I’m rounding up your top 10 or so favorite looks to hit the ‘gram + this past month! Also sharing the best selling items this month + weekend sales below! ICYMI, I shared a huge round up of beauty faves on sale in Friday’s post, and a Loft try on that’s saved to my Instagram highlights. Every outfit is shoppable on my blog’s shop page!

Every item is linked below the image with sizing details. Everything fits true to size unless noted otherwise.

Affordable Fall Transition Outfits | Style Blogger Lauren Meyer shares Affordable Fall Transition Outfits
Affordable Fall Transition Outfits | Style Blogger Lauren Meyer shares Affordable Fall Transition Outfits
tee (XS) | denim jacket (SP) | leggings (SP) (other styles by Spanx) | sneakers (TTS) | bag | hat | sunnies (also here for less)
Affordable Fall Transition Outfits | Style Blogger Lauren Meyer shares Affordable Fall Transition Outfits
sweater (XS) | leggings (SP) | OTK boots (37 – follow size guide) | knee high boots (TTS) | hat | bracelet
Affordable Fall Transition Outfits | Style Blogger Lauren Meyer shares Affordable Fall Transition Outfits
hoodie (S) | denim (0reg – cropped fit) | leggings (SP) | leopard sneakers (size down .5) | grey sneakers (TTS) (other styles by Steve Madden) | bracelet
Affordable Fall Transition Outfits | Style Blogger Lauren Meyer shares Affordable Fall Transition Outfits
bracelet | bracelet | black bracelet | pearl bracelet | grey cuff | white cuff | brown cuff
Affordable Fall Transition Outfits | Style Blogger Lauren Meyer shares Affordable Fall Transition Outfits
leopard tee (S – size up, runs small) | shorts (25) | sandals (size up .5)(also here)| sunnies | bag (other backpacks by Rebecca Minkoff)

Affordable Fall Transition Outfits | Style Blogger Lauren Meyer shares Affordable Fall Transition Outfits
top (Asia S) | bralette (S) | shorts (25 – loose fit) (also here) | leggings (SP) | grey sneakers (TTS) | leopard sneakers (size down .5) | black hat | bracelet
Affordable Fall Transition Outfits | Style Blogger Lauren Meyer shares Affordable Fall Transition Outfits
cardigan (XS – oversized fit) (also here)| tee (XS) | leggings (SP) | sneakers (TTS) | bracelet
NSale Public Access Outfit Round Up! | Style Blogger Lauren Meyer shares a Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Public Access Outfit Round Up!
sweater (XS) | booties (TTS) | hat | bag | shorts (loose fit)| bracelet
Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Dressing Room Try On! Style Blogger Lauren Meyer shares a Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Dressing Room Try On
tan sweater (0-2, fits like XS) | colorblock sweater (0-2, fits like XS) | hat | denim (24 – size down)
Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Dressing Room Try On! Style Blogger Lauren Meyer shares a Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Dressing Room Try On
tee (XS) | cardigans (XXS – size down one) | denim (24 – size down one) | sneakers (size up .5) | flats (TTS)
NSale Public Access Outfit Round Up! | Style Blogger Lauren Meyer shares a Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Public Access Outfit Round Up!
tall boots (TTS – these stretch so don’t size up!) | leopard mules (size up .5) | wedge sneakers (TTS) | flats (TTS) | open toe booties (size down .5) | flats (TTS) | booties (TTS)


Jillian Bootie

Spanx Leggings

Longline Cardigan


V-neck sweater


ABERCROMBIE // 30% off throughout the store + free ship over $75!

BANANA REPUBLIC // Up to 75% off!

JCREW //  Extra 60% off sale styles!

LOFT //  50% off full price styles!

MADEWELL //  Extra 40% off sale styles!

OLD NAVY // 30% off with code HURRY!

VICTORIA EMERSON //  Up to 50% off!

Fall Boots: How to Stay on Trend & in Budget

Popular Blogger Lauren Meyer of The Lo Meyer Blog shares Fall Boots: How to Stay on Trend & in Budget

Is it just me, or are boots one of the best parts of Fall? Sure, the beautifully changing leaves, fall scented candles and family holidays are great. But, the shoes. 😋

I have a hard time not spending copious amounts of money on shoes this time of year (sorry Kevin!). Every pair just seems necessary! And, there are so many styles nowadays it’s hard to narrow down exactly which ones you need! But, I’m here to help!

Today, I’ve rounded up a TON of great Fall boots and booties at various price points so there’s something for everyone! Just a warning, from sock booties, to knee highs to over the knee boots – you’re likely not going to leave this post empty handed. 😉

First, let’s talk about some trends to watch for and some good go-to retailers for your next pair of boots! According to the Fashion Bible (AKA Vogue), some key boot trends to watch for this fall are western boots, knee highs (like I’m wearing here), block heels, kitten heels, combat boots, animal prints, and the 80’s vibe (think sock boots with skinny heels). Of all these trends, knee highs, block heels and combat boots are likely to be the longest lasting because they’ve already been around for years. And, they’re simply more practical. As much as I love the leopard bootie trend, it doesn’t go with everything like a good camel colored bootie would. But, don’t get me wrong, I’ll likely be picking these up before the month is over – LOL.

In terms of retailers, I shop at three different retailers depending on how much I’m looking to spend. I typically go to Target if I’m looking to try a trend but stay on a tight budget. For example, I picked up these sock booties (a la the 80’s vibe) from Target a few weeks ago. They’re right over $35 so it’s a good way for me to try the trend without breaking the bank! I typically go to DSW or Nordstrom if I’m looking to spend a bit more on great quality shoes. As I’ve said before, bags and shoes are something I am always willing to spend a bit more on because I expect them to last multiple years.

Below, I’ve broken down my top Fall boot & bootie choices by price – under $50, under $100 & above $100. To see the price for a certain item, simply hover over the image. To shop it, click on the image!



OVER $100

Which boots do you have your eye on? Comment below!


The Best Booties for Spring Under $100

The Best Booties for Spring Under $100 | Fashion Blogger Lauren Meyer of the Lo Meyer Blog shares the Best Spring Booties

Did you hear? It’s Spring now 😏. Well maybe not in the frozen North, but we know it’s coming (right?!)! This time of year I start slowly putting away my winter things and pulling out my peep-toe booties and sandals. Like I mentioned in the last post, I’m already boycotting my winter coat! As my mother can attest to, I’ve never been the most practical dresser. So you can likely find me wearing open-toed shoes when it’s still 40 degrees out. BUT, that being said, the season for being able to wear those booties comfortably will soon be upon us. And, if you’re lucky, you already live in an area where you can wear them!

There are two things I believe you should spend a bit more money on – bags and shoes. These are items that should last you several seasons. So buy a pair that’s good quality that can last you a while! Luckily, I’ve found a TON of great quality Spring booties that are under $100!

I’m detailing my 4 favorites below based on where and how you can wear them!

PS For any DSW booties, use code “GIMMESPRING” for $10 off!

Click on any image below to be taken directly to the retailer’s page

1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11

For the casual ‘fit: If you’re looking for a truly casual bootie you can wear every day, this is the pair for you. They’re currently on sale for $60, and I wear mine constantly (just scroll thru my Instagram!). The low bootie makes them easy to wear all day, and the color/style goes with everything from casual tees to dressy blouses. If you get one pair, this should be it.

For the dressy occasion: These Vince Camutos are TO DIE FOR. The color, the height, the cut-out detail, need I say more? These would look great worn with a dress like this one to work. They would also look super cute paired with jeans and a blouse!

For the colorful dresser: These blush contoured booties are such a gorgeous color and perfect for Spring! Pastels are going to be huge again this year, and this color is light enough to act as a neutral. These booties paired with white denim would be the ultimate Spring look!

For the trendsetter: I love the pattern of these booties. The floral is just subtle enough and is very on trend for 2018. These are the type of booties that make an outfit so no need to overdo it elsewhere! Wear these booties with a plain white blouse and jeans for an ultra chic, casual look!

We all know my love for shoes, so it’s no surprise that Spring booties are one of my favorite things about warmer weather! What clothing items are you looking forward to wearing now that it’s warming up?


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My Favorite Boots Under $100

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So, I did not intend to write a post about my favorite boots today. In fact, I had an entirely different post already completed but life got in the way. I’m gonna go ahead and blame it on the time change. If you didn’t already know, Kevin takes all of my blog photos, and I love that! It allows us to spend extra time together while I’m working. We went out this past Sunday to take our usual photos. We typically go out mid-morning or before sunset to hit those golden hours of lighting where the sun isn’t too harsh. Under estimating the severity of the time change, we went out WAY too late and only got one outfit in before the photo quality dropped dramatically. The outfit he photographed for today was ridiculously blurry. So we’ll try again this weekend (lesson learned). Instead I’m bringing out a post about shoes! And I’m not gonna lie, I am pretty excited to bring you my favorite boots under $100 today…

Out of everything, I credit my love for shoes as sparking my love for fashion and beauty in general. I have a vivid memory of this one pair of red leather kitten heels my mom had from the 80’s (maybe earlier) that I would always want to wear. If you know my mom, you know she’s not very into fashion, at least not the way my sister and I am. So thinking back on it, I’m pretty impressed she had such a daring pair of heels! I credit my obsession with shoes to those red heels and the influence of my dad’s sisters who themselves are shoe-aholics. LOL! And, based on feedback I get from you all, I know I’m not alone in my love for shoes. So, I bring you 9 of my favorite boots under $100! But, act fast! Some of these are only on sale for a little while longer!!


In my opinion, every woman should have at least three booties in her closet – a neutral open-toe pair and then two closed-toe pairs (black and tan/grey). Of course, if you’re lucky enough to live in a warmer climate, you can always have more open-toe pairs. I just prefer to not get frost-bite so opt for closed-toe more often! 😋

  1. Tan Bootie: If you pay attention to my shoes, you likely noticed that I wear these booties more often than not. I linked this year’s version as mine are from last year. This pair is SO comfy and so versatile, I wear them with literally everything – leggings, dresses, jeans. You can pair them with anything! This style as well as this one are both great options for similar, everyday booties.
  2. Black Bootie: A good pair of black booties is also an essential. In my opinion, black booties give a certain edge to an outfit and also elevate your style. If you’re only wearing leggings and an oversized sweater, black booties instantly make the look chicer. I recently ordered these, and they’re set to arrive today. I wore my older pair of Steve Madden booties into the ground (literally was coloring in the scuffed toe with sharpie LOL). So I was overdue for a new pair.
  3. Open-Toe/Peep-Toe Bootie: An open-toe option is essential for summer and transition seasons. This style is extremely versatile. And, I love that wearing this style is more comfortable than just wearing heels but is still on the dressier side. I wear my open-toes quite often and have linked a similar style since mine are sold out! I almost like these ones more with the cut-out detail! As far as transition shoes go, this pair of Toms and these Vince Camuto’s would also be great choices! Both are currently on sale for less than $100!
  4. Sock Bootie: If you’re looking to be extremely on-trend, a sock bootie is a must. This bootie comes in every fabric imaginable including patent leather, velvet and satin. I was a click away from purchasing these in lieu of these ones I got. The only reason I didn’t is because, in my area of the country, our roads and sidewalks are slush for half the year, and I didn’t want to ruin the fabric! These are a less expensive version of the sock bootie!
  5. Combat Boot: Another very on trend, but more practical style this year is the combat boot. Back in 2012, I purchased my first heeled combat boot and fell in love. I wore them all over campus and if you know how big UW-Madison’s campus is, you’ll understand this was no small feat (my moto = fashion over practicality). When combat boots started trending this year, I knew I wanted a pair since I loved my old ones that had gotten so much use. I found these ones that I believe are a more feminine take on the combat boot.
  6. Leopard Print Bootie: If there’s one bootie trend that’s everywhere this Fall, it’s the leopard bootie. I’m having a hard time justifying not buying these, but have been able to hold off so far. This may be because I purchased these leopard heels not too long ago. Leopard is becoming a new neutral so feel free to mix it with other patterns. It’s also a classic pattern that will be back year after year. You an also find these exact booties here in more sizes!
Tall Boots

Tall Boots are essential for cooler weather. They’re both practical and fashionable, which isn’t something I can say for all of my footwear! This year knee-high and over-the-knee boots are reigning supreme, and I’ve rounded up a few of my current favorites! You can see me wearing these on repeat for the next 5 months.

  1. Sam Edelman Tall Boots: These are a great under $100 alternative to the tall camel boots I wear all the time. My boots are actually sold out, but these are almost identical and made by the same designer. What I love about this particular pair is that they’re both a classic color and very versatile. They’re just tall enough to wear with a dress/skirt during the day without looking over-dressed but could also be worn for a night out. The heel isn’t too high either. I’ve definitely walked around my neighborhood in mine without issue. This pair is very similar and slightly over $100, BUT I love their fringe detail so had to share!
  2. Grey Over-The-Knee Boots: Over-the-knee boots are easier to style than you would expect. I wear this grey pair with SO many different types of outfits. From dresses, to leggings and jeans, you can wear them with pretty much anything. Don’t feel like just because the boot goes over-the-knee, your look has to be dressy. Wearing this boot with a casual outfit will make it chicer and will elevate your style! This grey color is unique and neutral enough to wear with most anything.
  3. Black Over-The-Knee Boots: Say hello to my most recent shoe-obsession. These boots are currently on sale for UNDER $70. YES, I know! I can’t even express my love for these boots! They’re extremely comfy with a shorter heel, which allows for longer wear. They are tighter fitting even on slimmer legs so they don’t fall down easily. However, I don’t find their tight fit too restricting. I’m still able to move easily! They’re a lovely suede material, which makes them look much more expensive than they are.

So which ones are you going with? I own a majority of these, paid for with my own money, and cannot recommend them enough! Again, remember some of these (#s 4, 6, & 9) are currently on sale through 11/12 so act fast!! They’ll still be available after, but may be over $100. Although, I’m always a firm believer that spending more on shoes and bags is OK since you’re guaranteed to wear them over multiple seasons. 😉

Speaking of needing to act fast – my giveaway with Smile Brilliant is almost at an end. Make sure you enter to get your own teeth whitening kit! You can enter here and read all about my experience with the kit here. 🤗

I hope everyone has had a great week so far!! I’m currently hermiting in doors as much as possible since we’re having one of the coldest starts to November in years (or so the news says)! Kevin and I go to the DMV to change our licenses over to MN tomorrow, and I’m kind of nervous. Did you know that in the state of MN, you have to take a written exam to get a license? Yes, even if you took the exam when you were 16! I shouldn’t be nervous since I had to know all of the driver’s statutes in MN for my corporate job but I’m still nervous, not gonna lie! Wish us luck!!



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