Monday, March 16, 2015

Rain Check

Last month, my husband and me took a weekend getaway to New York City. While there, I had planned on wearing this outfit for a romantic Valentine's Day dinner out. However, Mother Nature was not having it and would have literally frozen off my tootsies had I worn this. forward to March and I still haven't had a chance to pair these red heels with anything. Looks like a date rain check is in our future!

Versona heels/similar

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Monday, March 9, 2015

Easy Match

If I'm ever in a rush (always) or can not find anything that looks good together (constantly), this combo of stripes, a blazer and a bright statement necklace are my go-to for looking instantly pulled together without much thought. And bonus for having lots of options for the bottom half - distressed jeans, a-line skirt, shorts, white pants - the possibilities are endless! Here's to a stree-free week of easy dressing.


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Monday, March 2, 2015

Furry Collar

It usually takes a me a little while to jump on a trendy bandwagon, especially those that are realistic for a 30 something mother of three (no thank you, overalls)! But I did recently find this image and figured I'd give the furry collar a try. And happy I did! I adore the extra glam it adds to an otherwise basic outfit and plan on donning it over sweaters, coats, or even a casual dress (adorable here). See below for some faux fur options.

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Wednesday, February 25, 2015

In the Nude

Layers are key this time of year, right? But, I'm not so much into layering with dark, heavy colors or bulky fabrics this late into winter anymore. What I am into, are spring-like hues and soft textures that give the hint of warm air, but still realistic for the outside conditions (which aren't pretty right now in my neck of the woods). In any case, this neutral ensemble is exactly what I need to keep me dreaming of spring. 

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Monday, February 23, 2015

Spring Shoes Selection...Under $50

Even though the weather doesn't feel as if spring will arrive anytime soon, it doesn't hurt to dream about the breezy, warmer temps coming in the next couple of months. Here are a few options of the 2015 spring shoe trends we'll likely see in stores and online. I've already got my eye on several of these!

Feminine, pointed toe flats

Casual, slip-ons

Colorful, textured heels

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Weekly Wednesdays: Master Bedroom Makeover

It all started with our desire to upgrade to a king size bed. After considering what we would do with our old bed and how the kids' rooms would be affected, we pulled the trigger and bought a whole bedroom set. So what was supposed to be an easy upgrade turned into more of a whole room makeover. We finally settled on the furniture, so now my head is spinning with ideas. Should we go light and airy with our bed linens, keep the room a calm and serene place? Or should we have a bright and cheerful room fit for an active family of five? I'd say the answer was pretty clear. I love color, I love cozy, and I especially love that when my kids use our bed as a landing pad (happens more often than not), I won't cringe at the ketchup stains they left behind! Here is my inspiration for the finished room. Bright bedding, colorful side tables, and a touch of sophistication with the art deco mirror and mercury glass vases (strategically placed high enough to avoid those messy fingerprints). I'll be sure to update when it's all said and done. Happy Wednesday, friends!  

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Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Navy Print

Last week, we were blessed with sunny weather in the 60s for a few days and all I needed to keep me warm in the cool breeze was this graphic printed scarf wrapped around my neck. Sadly, the weather didn't last long, but I'll take whatever I can get!

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Monday, January 26, 2015

Navy and Red

This color combo never gets old for me. A little preppy, a total classic and still on trend anytime of the year. I also am loving the layered sweater look you've been seeing everywhere. I did my own DIY version late last year, but love this Banana Republic one already built-in. See a couple more layered ones I found below and have a great Monday, friends!

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Friday, January 23, 2015


While I do love a classic neutral outfit, I've been leaning towards brighter colors this new year. And especially this citrus hue worn in the dead of winter instantly lifts my spirit and mood (a definite must on dreary days). Have a great weekend!

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Thursday, January 22, 2015


While back home in Chicago visiting family and friends recently, I scored big time in the vest department at Forever XXI (took full advantage of being child-less). And with the faux fur vest trend so hot right now, it's great to find one (or three) for a lot less than I've seen elsewhere. Plus, our winters in South Carolina are fairly mild, so these are the perfect outerwear add-ons to see me through till Spring.  

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Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Weekly Wednesdays: Goals for 2015

I've been blogging here for over a year now (see my first post here) and while I originally started this blog as an outlet to express my love of fashion, style and shopping, it's not a realistic picture of my daily life as a stay-at-home mother and wife. With that said, I plan on sharing more of my "real" life in addition to my daily wardrobe details. Hope you enjoy stopping by!

Here are a few other "goals" I have for myself this year:

Being Present

Whether I'm zoning out on my phone (have you tried Trivia Crack??) or needing to clean something in the house (let's face it, there's always something to clean), this year I'm going to spend more quality time with my husband and kids and less time being distracted.

More Love   

While I've never been a very affectionate person (I've only said "I love you" to one man in my life - my husband), I want to make the effort this year to show more love and emotion towards him as well as my children. More kisses, hugs, loving words and actions.

Eating Real Foods

I signed up for this program last week and while I won't be able to fully commit 100% (darn mini snickers are my weakness), I'm taking baby steps in making myself (and hopefully my family) healthier.

Body Work

We don't have a gym membership, so I picked up running last year and started with fitness videos on You Tube. And just recently I discovered physical trainer's website. It not only kicks my tush, but I love that it's only 20 minutes and you don't need any equipment! I also plan on training for a half marathon sometime this year. But, much, much, much later this year ;)

Skin Care

More sunscreen, weekly face masks (these inexpensive masks at Target are great), and maintaining a simplified makeup routine (love this vlogger's website)

Read More

Just a few on my short list this year include Unbroken, Not That Kind of Girl and Drums of Autumn.

Thanks for visiting here and Happy New Year!

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Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Post-Holiday Plaid

Prior to the holidays, I found these ankle length plaid pants at Target with the intention of wearing them to a holiday party. But for whatever reason, I never did. So I'm back after the holidays (sorry for the radio silence - the holiday craze got to me big time this year), with a post-Christmas option in sporting these plaid trousers. Adding a lightweight denim jacket or chambray shirt with trendy sneakers makes them casual enough for daytime or footing a high heeled pump for a night out with friends. I hope to make even more use of these pants through the rest of winter. Happy Tuesday!

p.s. Didn't have a link to this lovely Page Sargisson necklace, so you can find it here!

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