February Favorites

Off Duty / On Style

Welcome back to my second monthly favorites post on #OffDutyOnStyle! I honestly do not know what happened to February since it kind of just slipped by. However, there was still enough time to rack up plenty of favorites for this month.

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Alex and Ani Jewelry Carries Weight

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Alex and Ani bracelets are my current obsession. For Christmas this year, I finally received my first one. I had asked for the gold compass design bangle because compasses have always held strong symbolic meaning for me. I like to always think of my life with the idea of having the choice between the various directions that I can go in. Their bangles cost around $30 per piece, but they are very well made and adjust to perfectly fit your wrist. Each bracelet also comes with a brief explanation with Alex and Ani’s interpretation behind its meaning and the one for mine was spot on. Here is the caption from my bracelet.

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Brunch Quest: Bradbury’s

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Anyone who knows me well is aware that I have (a bit) of an obsession with brunch. This has inspired me to set out to find the best brunch spots, wherever I am. Since I am currently going to school in Madison, I knew I had to try Bradbury’s the moment I heard about it. The glowing reviews had me feeling excited yet slightly hesitant that it would not meet my expectations. I am by no means a food critic, but here are my thoughts on Bradbury’s!

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Smart Style On a Budget

On Style

As a college student, I try to save money wherever I can. As a fashion lover and shopping addict, this becomes more difficult. The choice between wanting to invest on a splurge item and wanting to save your money can be a difficult decision. A good rule of thumb is to do the math and figure out the cost per wear (cost per wear= $ of the item/ the number of times you will wear it). For example, a purse is $500, but if you estimate you will wear it three days a week for at least four months, it comes out to around $13/per wear (but if it is a high-quality bag it will probably last much longer). In this case, the cost per wear can end up being a better deal than a $50 dress only worn once. It can be easy to get caught up when shopping, but making the process more rational will help to avoid acquiring those items in your closet that go untouched for months or years.

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