jump start

Tuesday, April 14, 2015
I've been waiting to share this look from a recent trip to Concord Mills for a few reasons. 1. the deals are outrageous 2. I've completed my search for the perfect leather moto vest (this one is vegan!) 3. I'm GIVING AWAY a $100 gift card for you to jump start your own spring shopping!
Moto Vest, Print Jumpsuit, Sunglasses, Bag, Nail Polish, Heels,

I'm all about saving where I can, so I can spend when I want. I've been shopping at the Concord Mills outlets since I was a freshman in college (we're talking 10 years, y'all) to get designer clothes for the price of a bar tab dinner date. Even though my budget has changed since I was 18, I'll still be damned if I spend more than I have to on an outfit. Here's the break down on this one:
SAKS 5th Ave Vest $149 $56 , 5/48 Jumpsuit $115 $54REBECCA MINKOFF Bag $295 $165 (+ 40% OFF bags in-store) $100CHARLOTTE RUSSE Heels $30 $17$589 $217 if you're not a math whiz or can't find your calculator, I saved $372! You can see even more of what I scored on my excursion at stores like Saks OFF 5th and J.Crew with with hashtag #MILLSDEALS on Instagram & Twitter!
With these prices, it's easy to stretch your dollar and stock on up on new clothes for your closet. If  you're like me, though- there's gotta be some give with the take, some yin with the yang. That's why before I head out to do some damage, I incorporate a wardrobe evaluation to my spring cleaning by donating my gently used clothing to local charities (my go-to in Charlotte is the Crisis Assistance Ministry!) which I feel makes them even more valuable than what I paid to begin with.Win- Win!

Speaking of winning- Concord Mills wants you to win $100 to spend howeva you want, anywhere in the outlets. All you have to do is follow us on Instagram & you're entered! a Rafflecopter giveaway

Enter anytime between now and Tuesday, April 14th! For extra entries, like our Facebook pages. Winner will be announced via instagram Wednesday, April 15th. Good luck!
Monday, April 13, 2015
I'll be back in a few to share why this look from Concord Mills might just be my best buy of the month. Spoiler alert: I saved $210 on just one receipt...

festival style

Saturday, April 11, 2015
Top / Necklace / Bag / Shorts / Nails
Can't wait to share my weekend in Wilmington with Belk and the talented musicians from The Road South at the Azalea Festival! In the mean time, see what I'm doing (and most importantly, wearing) here & with #BelkScene

Azalea Festival

Friday, April 10, 2015
Heads Carolina, tails California... somewhere greener, somewhere warmer...
Know that song? It's a good one. 
I'm making a very exciting pit stop in Wilmington, NC with the Belk team for the Azalea Festival before I head to sunny San Diego, California this coming week and per usual plan to share the experience with y'all on ye old fashion social media. I just reactivated my Snapchat (bethanysoup) account so you can see outtakes from the events and concerts I'll be at this weekend  (Nelly!) and of course everrrything I'm wearing will be on instagram. Add me on the channels below and follow @Belk with #BelkScene & #RoadSouth to see what's moving and shaking here by the beach!
instagram // twitter // facebook // snapchat: bethanysoup

damage control

Thursday, April 9, 2015
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As I approach the dirty 30 (?!?!?!?!?!!!! crying emoji/ shocked emoji/ Flamenco dancer emoji), I've decided it's about time I clean up my skincare routine. After taking "less than stellar" care of the only face God gave me (freaking QUEEN of sleeping in makeup through my teens & 20's) I'm doing major damage control by investing in products that came highly recommended and have delivered. I've taken the morning skin needs vs. night time skin needs approach by using products formulated for facing the day and getting beauty rest. I love me some drug store face wash and moisturizer that smells like grapefruit bubble gum babies, but I've found that buying better quality products like these have actually encouraged and motivated me to use them thoroughly and helps me look forward to the routine!

au naturale

Thursday, April 2, 2015