Janelle In Real Life: a shopping gold mine


a shopping gold mine

Hey friends! I want you to know that I had no idea it was Friday until I sat down to write this post, and now I'm feeling giddy! This girl is soooo ready for the weekend!
My poor little baby boy was soooo sick on Wednesday (which was why you lovelies didn't get a post from me yesterday). He had a fever of 104 and was shaking and wouldn't eat or drink and I was SCARED. We let him nap for 30 minutes and then took him to the pediatric instacare that night. But apparently he just needed a power nap to get rid of that awful fever because by the time we got there it was a 101! I felt so dumb for being at the instacare with a baby why was just running around and being all happy. Buuuut I'd rather err on the side of caution and take him in than regret not doing it. Baby boy  is doing well now and in much better spirits!


where she got it-- top: shopbop // jeans: joes via soel boutique // necklace: forever 21 // rings: h&m // shoes: famous footwear

I'm not sure why it took me so long to shop around at shopbop.com because it's a GOLD MINE you guys. You can find designer pieces for half off or more and it's amazing. I'm not usually a designer brand connoisseur because I like my clothes to be nice and affordable, but the prices are good for great quality clothes!
I saw this top at a boutique and loved it with all my heart. But it was $108. For a SHIRT. No way, Jose! I ended up getting it at Shop Bop for around $35 at which is on the upper end of what I'd pay for a top but I was in love, remember? I also snagged a gorgeous free people maxi dress for 60% off that I will be wearing on our Hawaii trip (yayyyy!)

Hope you all have a fabulous weekend!


  1. Beautifu top. Glad your baby is better. And Yay for the trip to Hawaii how exciting.

  2. I'm loving the new look of your blog! So simple yet pretty!

  3. Such a great idea, I love the top but I would never spend that much on it either! ShopBob is a great alternative!

    x. Sabrina | Simply Sabrina

  4. you are so lovely :) i love this simple, casual outfit. the red in your top goes with your coloring so well!


  5. Aww, never feel dumb for taking your lil guy to the doctor. It's a mother's job to overreact when our children's health is concerned. If we don't worry about them, who will?? I'm glad he got over that fever so fast!
    Also, I love that top. I'll definitely be checking out shopbop.


  6. What a perfect top! You look fantastic!! Make sure you link up with the Style Swap!!

  7. You look simply stunning in this outfit. That top is amazing.

    Bramblewood Fashion

  8. Wow, that top looks lovely! And I am loving your ankle boots too :)

    By the way, I just updated my blog with a new post. I’d love for you to swing by: http://www.fashchronicles.blogspot.com

  9. Janelle, this top is super cute! Loving the boots as well :)

    Look at you getting all brand new over here! Loving the new look on the blog!

    Tiffany Ima
    Style Honestly

  10. That is such a cute top...and how awesome that you were able to find it for a fraction of the price!! Thanks for linking up to Sunday Style…be sure to join the fun again tomorrow!
    Jenny at PlanePretty.com