Spring Pantone-Inspired Color Challenge: Dazzling Blue

Wednesday calls for something Dazzling Blue. #PantoneChallenge

Welcome to the 3rd Pantone-Inspired Color Challenge hosted by me and Heidi from Literate & Stylish! Join us by wearing the selected color each day this week. Submit your link below or tag me @themodernausten on Instagram with the hashtag #pantonechallenge. You can read more about the challenge here!

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Tee: Old Navy
Jean Jacket: Old Navy
Pants: Land’s End (similar)
Scarf: Target (c/o Ashlie)
Shoes:…

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Spring Pantone-Inspired Color Challenge: Paloma

Paloma is such a pretty neutral! Won’t you show us how you wear it in our #pantonechallenge? #ootd

Welcome to the 3rd Pantone-Inspired Color Challenge hosted by me and Heidi from Literate & Stylish! Join us by wearing the selected color each day this week. Submit your link below or tag me @themodernausten on Instagram with the hashtag #pantonechallenge. You can read more about the challenge here!

Pantone-Inspired-Color-Challenge-Paloma1Blouse: LOFT Outlet (Goodwill)
Tank: LOFT
Jeans: LOFT
Keds: Kohl’s

Thanks for stopping by Pantone…

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Spring Pantone-Inspired Color Challenge: Radiant Orchid

It’s DAY 1 of the Spring #PantoneChallenge! Today’s color: Radiant Orchid. Will you join us?

Welcome to the 3rd Pantone-Inspired Color Challenge hosted by me and Heidi from Literate & Stylish! Join us by wearing the selected color each day this week. Submit your link below or tag me @themodernausten on Instagram with the hashtag #pantonechallenge. You can read more about the challenge here!

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Tank: LOFT
Cardigan: H&M (similar)
Jeans: LOFT
Flats: Payless
Necklace: The Limited

Happy Pantone…

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The Friday 5: v. 19

The Friday 5: v. 19

The Friday 5 is a weekly feature highlighting interesting, controversial, heart-wrenching, inspirational, and/or creative content worth reading and sharing. I always find the best blog posts, articles, outfits, and inspiration from other bloggers, so I hope I can do the same for you. Here’s to hoping something will make a difference in your weekend!

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  1. How to Fight–The Right Way(GREAT tips for…

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The Perfect Daytime Reading Nook

My perfect daytime reading nook would be complete with these items! What about yours?

If you’re a self-proclaimed bibliophile, you’ve probably dreamed up what your ideal reading location would look like. Maybe you imagine an old-fashioned library with dim lights, ladders that stretch high into the expanded ceiling, and oversized leather chairs. Maybe you prefer a window seat, snuggled up with a blanket and a cup of cocoa while the rain lightly taps the glass. Perhaps you think of…

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A Taste of Whole 30: Why I Quit After 5 Days

A Taste of #Whole30: Why I “Quit” After 5 Days

With the huge emphasis on health and fitness these days, especially on blogs and on social media (hello, #Fitspiration?), it’s no wonder that even I found myself contemplating which bandwagon I would jump on to kickstart a healthier lifestyle. I have been pretty decent about working out these days and have taken some yoga classes, but I have been thinking a lot about my eating habits recently.

If…

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Join us for the 3rd Pantone-Inspired Color Challenge

Are you up for the challenge? #pantonechallenge #pantone #wiw #ootd

Hey everyone! It’s that time of year again! Heidi from Literate & Stylish and I are putting together our THIRD Pantone-Inspired Color Challenge this spring! We hosted a spring and fall challenge last year and are so excited to bring it back again this year.

If you’re not familiar with the challenge, allow me to explain!Heidi and I have selected five colors from Pantone’s list of spring colors. We…

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The Friday 5: v. 18 + GIVEAWAY

Your Friday just got a whole lot more interesting … #giveaway #thefriday5

The Friday 5 is a weekly feature highlighting interesting, controversial, heart-wrenching, inspirational, and/or creative content worth reading and sharing. I always find the best blog posts, articles, outfits, and inspiration from other bloggers, so I hope I can do the same for you. Here’s to hoping something will make a difference in your weekend!

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  1. More and more, I’m finding out how crucial it…

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A Little Pop

I’m currently going through what all bloggers face from time to time, so I’m seeking your advice.

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Chambray: J. Crew Factory (c/o Justin + Kate)
Jeans: LOFT
Belt: Forever 21
Flats: Payless

Adding that little pop of somethingis the key to completing an otherwise boring outfit. A little pop of color, a pop of pattern, a pop of unexpected–whatever it is, don’t forget to add it when putting together those basics. I love a simple outfit like this one; just throw on some pants and button up a top,…

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Ikat + March Budget

Did I make it through a full month of no shopping? Click to find out!

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Blouse: Gap Factory
Cardigan: H&M
Jeans: LOFT
Flats: Payless
Earrings: Borrowed from Mom
Bracelet: NY & Co.

I am proud to announce that I have successfully made it through my no-shopping ban that I set for myself at the end of last month! Woot! I actually haven’t purchased any clothing since I went shopping with Ashlie on Valentine’s Day, so technically, it’s been about a month and a half.…

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