Bright on a Budget | Kentucky Affordable Fashion + Beauty Blogger: December 2016

Friday, December 30, 2016

High Five for Friday 12.30.16: Christmas Traditions

TGIF, H54F-ers!!! Della at Della Devoted, Katie at Cup of Tea, and myself want to welcome you to the High Five for Friday link-up and the weekend. We made it!

This week's featured blogger is Trista from The Classy Chaos, a lifestyle blog.  Trista is an accountant, who has two boys and lives on a farm with them and her husband.  Get to know her better by checking out her 2016 year in review post.  Also, check out her Erin Condren Life Planner review--I just got one myself and they are so cool!

Now let's recap this week's highlights:



Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Glittery Sweater Dress for New Year's Eve


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Another day, another New Year's Eve outfit to share with y'all, and this one is alllll on major sale!!!! Today I'm teaming up with Mandy from Musings of a Shopaholic Mama to showcase more New Year's Eve looks!  Be sure to check out her NYE outfit here.

Monday, December 26, 2016

Sparkly New Year's Eve Outfit: LuLaRoe Elegant Collection


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I hope that everyone had a very Merry Christmas!!! I can't believe we're already at the end of 2016. . .at the same time, we need to kiss 2016 goodbye before it takes another celebrity (RIP George Michael).  Seriously, though, does 2016 qualify as a serial killer yet? Anyways, Becky from BYBMG and I have teamed up to bring you two New Year's Eve outfits featuring the new Elegant Collection from LuLaRoe.  You can check out how she styled her LuLaRoe mermaid Amelia here.

Friday, December 23, 2016

High Five for Friday 12.23.16: Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!!!

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TGIF, H54F-ers!!! Della at Della Devoted, Katie at Cup of Tea, and myself want to welcome you to the High Five for Friday link-up and the weekend. We made it!

This week's featured blogger is Audrey from Five Foot Nothing Shopping, a fashion and food blog.

Now let's recap this week's highlights:

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Snow Leopard Dress


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Sunday afternoon, we headed downtown for a late lunch and stopped to take pictures by the Christmas tree in Triangle Park.  Isn't it beautiful?! Later that afternoon, I headed to a Christmas party hosted by law school friends, and this outfit was perfect.  I love how the Christmas season brings everyone together:)

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Santa at Lexington Green


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The best part about Christmas is Christmas traditions that you can look forward to year after year that add to the excitement of the season.  One Christmas tradition we started the year Kane was born was going to see Santa at Lexington Green.

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

LuLaRoe Christmas Leggings


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I can't believe Christmas is just around the corner!  There's still so much left to do.  I haven't wrapped the first gift! But I'm just trying to soak it in and enjoy what's left of the Christmas season.  In fact, I wore this outfit on Sunday, when we took Kane to see Santa for the second time.  It was 27°F when I shot this look.  I'm surprised I didn't turn into an ice cube!!!

Monday, December 19, 2016

$10 at Target: Christmas [Tree] Edition


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Welcome to this month's $10 at Target linkup!  Every month, my blogging friends and I share what we've found during our Target excursions for $10 or less. Be sure to check-out everyone's finds in the linkup below.

Friday, December 16, 2016

High Five for Friday 12.15.16: To-Do's and Friends

TGIF, H54F-ers!!! Della at Della Devoted, Katie at Cup of Tea, and myself want to welcome you to the High Five for Friday link-up and the weekend. We made it!

This week's featured blogger is Jess from Just Jess, a lifestyle blog.  Jess lives in North Carolina.  I love her little inspirational Sunday Sayings post. She also has an ethical fashion gift guide that has some really good ideas!!!

Now, let's recap this week's highlights:


Thursday, December 15, 2016

Holiday Gift Guide for Beauty Lovers (Under $30!)


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It's crunch time for Christmas gifts, so today I'm sharing a gift guide for beauty lovers.  If you know someone who is a makeup addict, then these are perfect gift ideas! You may even see something you would like on the list:) Everything on the list is from Sephora, which is one of my favorite makeup stores.

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Holiday Travel Outfit


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When I travel, I like to be comfortable, whether I'm in a car or on a plane. And planes are trickier to dress for than cars.  Seriously.  They're usually cold, but you can't wear anything too bulky because then it's hard to maneuver. This outfit was the perfect outfit for traveling back from Vegas a few weeks ago.

Monday, December 12, 2016

Crushed Velvet Leggings


I picked out most of this outfit on a quick run to Express before Vegas.  I was on my lunch break and needed to quickly pick up some fun items to take on my trip. If you're going to Vegas and can only hit one store in a rush, make it Express!  I wore this out one night in Vegas to watch O by Cirque du Soleil and to dinner at Harvest at the Bellagio.  It also just happens to make a great outfit for any holiday celebration!

Friday, December 9, 2016

High Five for Friday 12.09.16: Christmas Traditions


TGIF, H54F-ers!!! Della at Della Devoted, Katie at Cup of Tea, and myself want to welcome you to the High Five for Friday link-up and the weekend. We made it!

This week's featured blogger is Kate from Green Fashionista, a life and style blog.  Kate lives in Florida and is a new mom to a beautiful baby girl. She's also a long-time High Five for Friday regular:) I love her all laced up outfit, and she has a great list of stocking stuffer suggestions.


Thursday, December 8, 2016

Last Minute Christmas Cards


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Show of hands--who else (besides me) is very last minute on everything they do?  Yep, I thought I wasn't the only one.  Something that I am always last minute on is Christmas cards.  Never fails.  So I was relieved to know that I can order my holiday cards (without proof) from Minted right now and received them ASAP.  In fact, for those who procrastinate even better than I do, you can order your holiday cards as late as December 17 with rush shipping and still receive them by December 20! You can actually estimate your delivery date based on what product you're ordering using this link here. For example, I'm ordering my Minted Christmas cards today.  Since there's a FREE upgrade to priority shipping, my estimated delivery date is December 15, which gives me plenty of time to get my cards in the mail and on their way!

Minted has some gorgeous cards out this year, so I thought I would share some of my favorites with you if you're rushing to get Christmas Cards too! Check them out below, or click here for the card we went with this year!

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

How I Style It: Not-So-Ugly Christmas Sweater


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Each month, I team up with some of my blogging buddies for the How I Style It post--we all take one style idea and each put together an outfit based on it.  This month, the How I Style It girls have teamed up to show you how we're styling Christmas colors for the holidays.

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Hillenmeyer Christmas Shop: A Magical Christmas Tradition


This past weekend, our little family really got into the the Christmas spirit.  We set up our Christmas tree and went out to Hillenmeyer Christmas Shop, one of our favorite Christmas traditions. Hillenmeyer Christmas Shop is in a nondescript little building that sits in a parking lot.  And that, I think, it what makes Hillenmeyer so magical.

Monday, December 5, 2016

Sequined Holiday Party Skirt


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December is such a great time of year! There's so many get-togethers and events going on this season, which I absolutely love!  If you have a holiday party coming up where you want to make a statement, then you need this skirt!

Friday, December 2, 2016

High Five for Friday 12.02.16 : Las Vegas

TGIF, H54F-ers!!! Della at Della Devoted, Katie at Cup of Tea, and myself want to welcome you to the High Five for Friday link-up and the weekend. We made it!

This week's featured blogger is Catherine from A Short Blonde.  She recently shared a great outfit if featuring a military jacket. If you're purchasing gifts for a baby for Christmas, be sure to check out her holiday wish list for baby. And she has a fun travel recap too!

Now let's recap this week's highlights: