First off, i want to give you a little backstory on my Buckle life… — if you don’t care, skip down and read the START HERE, but if you do… keep reading!– Buckle, INC. is actually in my home city of Kearney. I grew up wearing Buckle, watching my PE teacher’s wife (and the mother of the girls I watched through college) rock her Buckle style as a buyer, annnnd longed to work for the Buckle as a fashion loving teen girl. Fast forward to freshman year of college and your girlfriend here gets a job at the store! BOOM! Best day ever!! Seriously, it was definitely an experience unlike any other and a rush to put those outfits together for people and see their confidence soar. Fast forward through the next summer and your girlfriend here gets herself a job at CORPORATE!!! I worked for internet content which was basically a dream closet i got to play in. I put together outfit suggestions with pieces from the website.. so, like i said, a dream closet!! Fast forward two summers and I got my interior design internship in the store design department with an amazing team of people. That then turned into an actual full-time career with benefits and everything after graduation. I worked in store design for a year before deciding to stay home with my baby. I still helped out in store design and was in a video or two from home for a year.. which was so fun!! Buckle will always have such a special place in my heart & closet!
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I’ve known about Buckle Select for a couple years now and actually have done it one other time which i also loved. it just makes everything so easy! You go to Buckle Select to begin the process which is so incredibly easy. Once you get started, you will sign in/create an account and take the style quiz which helps them pick your personal stylist who then use the quiz to decide what your personal style is. This creates your style profile! They ask questions about things they should avoid (patterns, certain styles/pieces, colors, etc), areas you are trying to conceal (like, i’m not an arm fan!), things you prefer, brands you like, and special events coming up for you. They also ask about your size and body type because… duh. You can pick how often you would like a box and how much you would like to spend.. only by request, quartly, bi-montly, monthly, bi-weekly… easy as that. they get your insta handle so they can check out your personal style!! THAT is such an amazing effort i think!! Check out my note from Brooke (my personal Buckle stylist!) that let me know she checked out my insta because she mentioned my favorite red shoes right now. That personal note is so special and a perfect addition to my online shopping experience.
NOW for the reveal!!! I was so excited to get my box of goodies!! it’s like Merry Christmas to ME! it was all packed together for me and a special surprise to open and see how Brooke did. which she NAILS it. the entire outfit can be worn together or separate with other pieces i have in my closet. Bought one outfit, but really, i bought so many more than that for the price of one!
The pieces that Brooke picked for me where perfect. the only piece i will be taking back and exchanging is the Plaid shirt because it’s just too big. otherwise i love everything and because they are from the Buckle, I know they are quality.
first up, the jeans! y’all.. the price point on these is ah-mazing!!!! KanCan Kurvy. Perfect for my newly established mom bod that has me feeling funky in some places! they are high rise and have a little give in alllllll the right places plus, if you’ve ever tried on a pair of KanCan’s… YOU KNOW how comfortable they truly are!
Next up, we have this soft and versatile Daytrip Zig Zag Cardigan Sweater. it’s even on sale! well, it is right at the time of this post! I cannot wait to wear this with leggings and a comfy T around the house or for casual outings! It can definitely be worn as a basic piece or with more extravagant pieces to dress it up.
As i said above, I will be exchanging this top for a smaller size, but otherwise, it is super soft and comfortable. I got a medium and I’m thinking i need a small. i love that it’s higher in the front with the tie and goes longer in the back to be worn with leggings or layered. This is Billabong’s Cozy Down Flannel Shirt.
K, these shoes.. All i can say is *HEART EYES!!!** They are comfortable, cute, and have a super awesome price point for a gimmicks piece and a shoe. They are the Gimmicks Faux Snakeskin Ankle boot. I will be rocking these with probably every single outfit this winter! I have no shame, ha! Check out the little detail on the back.. i really like the little ring back there to add some interest to an already interesting shoe.
So in conclusion, i would definitely recommend Brooke and Buckle Select to anyone who loves Buckle OR who wants to try something new! it is perfect for someone who never knows what to wear or pair together, it’s perfect for someone who loves fashion, but also likes surprises –like me, and it’s perfect for the busy body who loves to shop but doesn’t always have time to get into the store to see what’s new… pretty much anyone actually.
Also, if you haven’t, you need to check out the Buckle mobile app! You get to see the new releases in your home store and reserve the pieces that sell out quickly. If you want to watch a super cute baby make an appearance on the Buckle App video… check us out here 😉