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Sep 30, 2014

Shopaholic


1. Asos Tee Shirt with Organza Hem I could not love this more.  The hem is absolute perfection and it can go from fun day time to shirt to night out shirt. //  2. BaubleBar Bronte Drop Earrings I love a fun, colored earring and BaubleBar never disappoints!  //  3. Rebecca Minkoff Sunglasses Pouch I am pretty anal about keeping my sunglasses in the case, but no one wants to be hauling around a massive case all of the time.  How cute is this little number? //  4. Rag and Bone Harrow Bootie I have been eyeing these for well over a year.  The price tag hurts, so if I see them on sale it may be the time to finally save up and splurge on them. //  5. Madewell Blanket Scarf Because there are never too many blanket scarves, right? //  6. Forever21 Chiffon Sweater Can you tell I am all about evening materials in my daytime clothes?  This is so fun and different!

Happy shopping!
xo

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Sep 29, 2014

Baseball Tee

Growing up, I played softball for many years and had an undying love for baseball (still do.)  Baseball tee shirts make my heart go pitter patter for so many reasons, including their easy fit, the contrast of the sleeves and body, and years of happy memories.  When I spotted this one I knew I had to have it.  Paired with some perfectly worn in jeans and my favorite sneakers, it makes for the ultimate weekend look.  The best part? You can get the shirt on super sale now!








Have a fabulous day!
xo
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Sep 27, 2014

Saturday Sales

I thought it was time to start a new series after the great response to the Labor Day sales.  Who doesn't love a sale? I know I do, but I hate weeding through the ten zillion junk emails I get to see if it is what I want to shop or not.  Let me know if you like these posts or not!

JCrew
30% with code PICKASALE

Madewell
30% off with code PINCHME

Banana Republic
$25 off $100 with code BEHERENOW

Saks Fifth Avenue
Spend and Save with code SEPT2014

Loft
40% off everything, no code needed

Old Navy
25% off with code ONSAVENOW

Williams Sonoma
20% off clearance with code SAVENOW


Happy shopping and have a fabulous weekend!
xo


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Sep 26, 2014

Friday Favorites

Happy Friday lovelies! I'm linking up with Amanda for Friday Favorites (it has been a minute!)  Let's dive right in...

I have been buying this from HomeGoods on the reg for the last couple of years and I love it.  It's a great, light, sweetener and it has a lower sugar content than most agave's.  I love it on oatmeal, bananas, in coffee and for baking.  I highly recommend snatching this up if you see it!


This was my favorite outfit all week.  I think I could live in shorts and sweaters.  They are my favorite two things to wear together ever.  I also felt the urge to bust out a super old school nylon Prada bag.  Sometimes I really miss the early 2000's.
Sweater (I'm OBSESSED)
Shorts (also obsessed)


My favorite looks this week... I wore a LOT of workout clothes/glorified sweats this week.




This article  on foods you should be eating for a flat stomach.  I'll be eating these all day every day now!


pillow to prevent wrinkles?  Apparently, we all need to be sleeping on our backs to prevent aging.  Good thing I am a tummy sleeper (fail!)

Have a fabulous Friday and weekend!
xo
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Sep 25, 2014

Thoughts for Thursday

Happy Thursday! Today is Avery's first day off from school since it started and I am so excited to get a little one on one time with her when Greyson is in school this morning.  I think we all know that just means a trip to the nail salon... mother/daughter bonding at its most primitive level!  But, on to other topics... like our house.  This never-ending project that seems to take up almost all of my time these days.  There are still boxes everywhere and rooms that are completely untouched, but we are gradually (say it with me again, g r a d u a l l y) making a tiny dent in it.  





I love the light in the house and the super light white and grey theme we have going on.  I'm lucky to have a close friend with most amazing taste and a husband who is handy with a level.  I desperately need new curtains in the living room (top) and have no idea what I want in there.  Any and all tips are welcome!  I'm also ridiculously excited about the white mini buffet/sideboard in the bottom picture that came yesterday.  I have been waiting for that baby to arrive for weeks and it brings the dining room together so well... and holds a whole lot of wine glasses (priorities, people!)

Here are my inspiration snaps that I can't stop thinking about right now...





all images via

So, what do you all think... pops of color or a nice neutral palette with dark wood as my occasional pop of color?

Have a fabulous day!

*linking up with my girls Natalie and Annie
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Sep 24, 2014

Fall Fashion

If you have stepped outside somewhere in the lovely Northeast recently, you are well aware that it is Fall.  Fall, my beloved Fall.  Not only do you bring pumpkin spice fairies and the most perfectly crisp vest-wearing weather, you bring my absolute favorite fashion season.  You can mix heavy and light, sandals and boots, pants and shorts, sweaters and tanks.  It's basically like the entire closet screams "wear me!"  Here is what's calling my name for Fall 2014...











all images via

This year I am all about the cozy knits, layers, tartans and hunting down the most perfect bootie.  And, yes, I believe in white after Labor Day!

Happy Fall!


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Sep 23, 2014

Shopaholic




1. This JCrew Tassel Bracelet is casual and dressy all at once, and who doesn't love a tassel?!  2. The only way I will wear a turtleneck is if it is as long and drapey as this Susana Monaco one.  3.  I am constantly searching for the perfect tee, because it makes everything in your wardrobe better.  This Lisa Kai Boyfriend Tee is perfection!  4. Blank Denim's Skinny Boyfriend Jeans are so fun and under $100!  5. Tartan Plaid Scarves are in in a big way again this year.  The Zara one is impossible to get your hands on, but this one looks just as preppy chic.  6. Vince's Blair sneakers are calling my name!  Ever since I got Avery a similar pair, I have been dreaming of one for myself.  Are you feeling this sneaker trend right now or do you just feel like it's the 90's and you're rocking Vans?  (I am the former!)

Happy shopping!


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Sep 22, 2014

Pink Hearts

Happy Monday lovelies!  Today, it's all about the girliest of girly things: pink hearts.  Judge me all you will, but I don't think I will ever be too old for them.  When I spotted this Loft sweater, it was love at first site.  I happen to love how their sweaters fit, and I was immediately sold on the pattern.  It can be funny and flirt or a little more serious, depending on the accessories.  I went for an easy casual look here.  I am so glad I snatched this up before Labor Day, because I love a good sale!  You do too?  Get it for 50% off with code FLASH before 10 am today!











Have a fabulous week!
xo

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Sep 19, 2014

This is What Five Years Looks Like

Happy Friday loves!  Today is mine and Josh's FIVE year anniversary.  That came up beyond surprisingly fast!  It's crazy how fast time goes when you have kids, lots of moves, and just life in general.  It seems like our wedding was a lifetime ago, but I still look back on that day with butterflies in my stomach.  Beware: photo heavy post ahead!  Let's flash back....














Please note that I walked down the aisle with ketchup on my dress.  (see picture above) Two kids, three moves, including one cross country, job changes, and life in general have happened.  Marriage sure isn't the easiest, but it is a lot of fun and I still smile when I look at my rings. I think the only fair to celebrate would be another giant party every five years, who is with me???

Happy weekend!
xo



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