Sep 16, 2014


You guys! It's the first Fall Shopaholic post!

1.Nordstrom Faux Leather Shorts  These shorts may already be mine (a while ago) and waiting for a reason to wear them.  They're so fun and a great price point!  2.Cat Person Scarf  I may have already purchased this as a gift for someone because it is so fun!  3.Alternative Alpaca Raglan Sweater  Delicious sweaters are going to be thing this winter and this one is at the top of the cozy list.  4. BaubleBar Chain Tassel Earrings  Did someone say there is such a thing as too many tassels? No, didn't think so.  5. Loft Drapey Sweater This sweater is fabulous! It feels soft and looks great on. 6. Joules Wellington Boots  I have been eyeing these boots for a long time as an alternative to another pair of hunters.  I love the bow on the back and the angled leg.

Happy shopping lovelies!

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Sep 15, 2014


Happy Monday lovelies! I hope you had a great weekend! Ours was busy, productive and fun!  Our painters are finally done! They only painted two thirds of the house, but it has made such an enormous difference!
I cannot wait to get rooms together and look at the before and after shots.  Also, picture some sort of pretty grey runner on those stairs and then let me know where I can find it please!

This is the best picture I could snap to show off these Zella leggings.  They're my new favorites, that I scored last month and finally wore.  The mesh panel makes them extra cute breathable.

Greyson had his very first playdate without his sister.  All sorts of new and crazy things are going on with kindergarten in our lives!

On Friday, I finally wore my J. Brand leopard denim.  I am in love with these jeans! They sit up higher and aren't overly tight on the leg.  The pattern is very subtle but super fun!  I would recommend sizing down in them.  I wore them with my favorite Demylee tank.  My kiddos are definitely all about popping into any picture I take - they're such little hams!

This is how I have been waking up every morning.  Maggie is a hot mess from the move and work on the house.

Avery and I had a mani/pedi date... during which she told me how boring her life is.  Is she going to stop behaving like a teenager before she actually is a teenager or is this just how all girls are?  By the way, she picked the most perfect shade of navy polish and I am so mad I didn't get the name of the color!

And then, on Sunday, I had to wear a jacket.  It is still technically Summer!  I was FREEZING!

We ended our weekend with cake, which is the sweetest way to do it!

*I'm linking up with Biana today!
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Sep 12, 2014

30 Day Closet Remix

HAPPY FRIDAY!! This Friday is worthy of all caps and extra exclamation points!  Today I am rounding up Week Two of the 30 Day Closet Remix with Natalie!  

The (usual) theme of this week was blue and white...

Top - similar

*Let's keep it real here, this is how I look most days!

Dress  (on SUPER sale!)

Earrings (on sale!)

Seriously, I need to add in some more color and expand beyond my obsession with blue and white!  This is definitely helping me to reevaluate my wardrobe, what is actually in my closet, what I wear, and what I actually do and don't need to accumulate.  Join in on the fun!

Hope you have a fabulous weekend!

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Sep 11, 2014

Thoughts for Thursday

Happy Thursday!  Now that Summer is over, Thursdays are back to being the day before the weekend for me.  I love the excitement and anticipation they bring!  With the kids in school, especially kindergarden, it feels like we are living for the weekends and trying to get through the weeks.  Life has been nothing short of crazy around here! We have had people working on our house for a week (pictures to come!) and Greyson also started school (tears!)  I just want to get unpacked and settled and into a routine as soon as possible!

It's definitely a change to be back to just me and Greyson all day, but I am loving every second with him!

 And he got a haircut...

Weekends with my little lady are so much sweeter now.

Especially when we squeeze in one last beach trip for the Summer!

It's a surprise each day to see what Greyson is going to have as his "toy of the day" that has to go absolutely everywhere with us.

My little man insisted on wearing his slippers for his entire first day of school.  He does his own thing for sure!

My bed has been my office since the bedroom is the only room completely painted in our house right now so Greyson and the pup have been napping there and we have been eating in there, and so on and so on.

I am SO excited to get our house back and start unpacking and getting back to "normal!" Is that even a thing?!


*linking up with Natalie and Annie for Thoughts on Thursday!

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Sep 10, 2014

Makeup Favorites

It's been a bit since I have done any sort of beauty post and I have changed up products and routines a lot this past summer.  The older I get, the more I understand my skin and what products do and don't work for me much better than I did years ago.  Maybe there's more time for trial and error because of age?!  I can go days without wearing a lick of makeup, but it definitely helps me feel more pulled together to have something on most days.  I am limited on time but have mastered what I need to pull off a quick and easy face to get out the door and get me through the day!

clockwise from top left
L'Oreal CC Cream - I use this as my moisturizer and foundation in one.  It goes on white and then adjusts to your skin color.  Unlike most tinted moisturizers, it is very hydrating!  Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer - Hands down the best eyeshadow primer.  I use it alone as an even base for my eye on days when I wear no shadow.  Nars Blush in Albatross - They file this under blush, but it is a fabulous powder highlighter.  I put it on top of my cheekbones, down the center of my nose and on the top of my brow bones.  Cle de Peau Concealer - The world's best concealer.  If I had to have any single product, it would be this.  It is pricey, but it lasts forever!  Bobbi Brown Full Coverage Face Brush - This brush is great for foundation and powder.  It is multi-use and super gentle on skin.   Le Volume de Chanel Mascara - I generally avoid pricey mascaras, but I am sold on this one.  You only need it a little bit for good results and it doesn't irritate my eyes at all.  Bobbi Brown Surf and Sand Brightening Blush - I use the full coverage face brush to apply this lightly to my cheeks.  It can be swirled together or used separately and is great for building color to the amount you want. 

This seems like a lot, but I can get these on in about five minutes and be done for the day!  Share any and all of your favorites!


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Sep 9, 2014


Happy shopping Tuesday!  Just because I'm not shopping this month doesn't mean everyone can't be! It also doesn't mean that I am not busy plotting my October purchases!  That's called strategic Fall shopping!  Here's what I am (very seriously) eyeing...

1. Modcloth Tee Shirt  Swingy tees are a great thing to have year-round and this gold elephant makes it extra fun! //  2. Delfino Sandal I am drooling over these babies! //  3. Yosi Samra Flat I haven't met a pair of YS flats that I didn't love! //  4. Hatch Mia Dress (on sale!) The perfectly preppy comfy transitional dress! // 5. Ray-Ban Erika Sunglasses  I love Ray-Bans and this pair is super chic.  // 6. Factory Leather Ponte Dress  Leather is my go-to fabric for Fall and this dress would be great for day to night.

Happy shopping!

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Sep 8, 2014

Pattern Play

Happy Monday lovelies! This 30 Day Closet Remix has me digging into clothes I haven't worn in a long time, or (oops) not at all yet.  This dress is out of stock but the shirt in the same pattern and same dress in different patterns are linked below.  I hope they keep using this pattern, because I love it! It's such a strong pattern it works as its own accessory. I paired it with my new favorite earrings - a Labor Day steal from Last Call! Yes, I bought them in August!

Hope you have a fabulous week!

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