Loving Lately

Happy Wednesday, Friends! I wanted to drop in and say “hi!” during the hustle and bustle of the Christmas season. I’m really trying to slow down & truly enjoy the “moments of the season.” I hope that you & yours are doing the same as well!
Instead of giving you another “gift guide,” I thought I’d share with you a few things that I’m “loving lately” for a little bit of a lighter post. I don’t know about you, but sometimes reading all of these “gift guide” posts starts to stress me out about all of the things I have left to do on my list. Anyone else feel this way? Of course, we’re all looking for the perfect gifts for our loved ones (and having help is amazing), but sometimes it’s nice to stumble upon that “perfect gift” on our own, and get that really excited feeling knowing that “yes, this is it, they’ll love it.”

Here’s what I’m “loving lately!”

Leslie Odom Jr., Simply Christmas

His album is amazing, so classic & relaxing for Christmas! Download this album, you won’t regret it, trust me!

Mules

These mules are the most comfortable pair of flats that I’ve ever worn. So worth the $24.99! They come in a blush color as well!

 Leopard-print Cup

How happy is this cup? I LOVE coffee/tea, & pretty much always have a cup of coffee in my hand (or one that I’m re-heating multiple times a day), so what better way to make it more fun & girly, right?

Moroccan Oil Dry Shampoo

My hair stylist introduced me to this dry shampoo, and oh my, it not only smells heavenly, it works beautifully too!

Hallmark Christmas Movies
I’ve been watching this channel non-stop in the evenings! My poor husband! I literally know what’s going to happen within the first 5 minutes, but I STILL end up watching the entire cheesy movie until the end and even cry, every time! I’ve been watching this movie channel for many, many years. I love feel good movies, especially centered around the magic of Christmas, and I know that I owe my husband a lot of his movie picks after the holidays are over! Poor guy!

Kate Spade 2018 Planner

These planners are great (tons of space available to actually write), and I still write everything down. Old school, I know. I think this is a fun one, even though I actually make a point not to be late. However, if I’m late, it IS probably because I’ve changed my outfit a few too many times. I’ve been guilty of this since the second grade! SO, this might be the planner for next year.

Paper Source Tea Towels

Our oldest is obsessed with puppy dogs, so these “happy howl-iday” tea towels make us pretty darn happy everyday in the kitchen! (I also happen to be pretty obsessed with dogs, too!)

Twilly d’Hermes

I think I have to ask Santa for this for Christmas. In one of my Nordstrom orders, I received a sample of this, and it smells amazing. Even my husband noticed how good it smells, which says something!

Faux Fur Stole

I love the warmth and how chic these faux fur stoles look this time of year!

H&M Turtleneck Sweater

Skinny jeans/pants & an oversized sweater = my winter uniform! So cozy!

Sonix Tortoise iPhone Case

My iPhone case broke a few months ago, so I’ve been on the hunt for a new case, and this one might just fit the bill.


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This pretty much sums “me” up. How about you?

Today’s a gift, enjoy it!
~Kelly

Friday Favorites

T.G.I.F!! It’s cold & rainy outside (they’re even calling for a little bit of snow here, crazy!) today. I’ve been busy (who isn’t, right?) with doing all sorts of happy Christmas things for our boys, and I’ve also been trying to finish up some Christmas shopping too. Time is flying by over here. How’s your Christmas shopping coming along?

Here’s another edition of “Friday Favorites” for you!

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Cathy’s Concepts Monogram Herringbone Throw

A monogram throw is a perfect gift for anyone on your list, especially that “hard to buy” person. Who wouldn’t want to cozy up with this throw & a warm cup of coffee every Saturday? I would.

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Minnetonka Suede Moccasin

My husband gets a new pair of these every year. Such a great buy, again & again! They come in three colors.

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J.Crew Velvet Foldover Clutch

Still have lots of parties on your calendar? This velvet clutch (also comes in a bright red) is the right finishing touch to your holiday outfit. Love the stripe ribbon.

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J.Crew Merino Wool Cable Pompom Sweater

Classic sweater, under $100 with pompoms? Sold! There are so many outfit options with this one. It also comes in red.

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J.Crew Sequin Ball Drop Earrings

How fun are these earrings? A fabulous gift for that glitz & glam friend in your life (or for yourself!!)!

And, an extra one, because I always like to end my posts for you with a great quote!


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Happy Weekending, Friends!
~Kelly

Friday Favorites

Happy Friday, Friends! We’re in Florida on a mini work/vacation! I hope that you’ve had a wonderful week & are ready for the weekend! Tonight we are attending a Christmas party on the beach! Be sure to follow along on Instagram!

Here’s another edition of “Friday Favorites” for you!

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Tucker + Tate Pajamas


I love getting the boys matching pajamas, especially for the holidays. The Tucker + Tate brand is so classic. Every season they come out with some really good stuff from clothing to shoes. Get the pajamas early, as the cute ones sell out fast!

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NEST Holiday Candle

These would make such a great gift. The absolute best candles.

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Kate Spade New York Earrings

Oh, Kate…bows & pearls? Such a chic combination.

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Native Union TAG Charger

This is such a brilliant gift idea for the busy guys in your life. They can attach it to their briefcase or keychain, and they’re never without power when they need it the most!

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This quote.

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Happy Weekending!
~Kelly

Friday Favorites

T.G.I.F!! This week has flown by for us! We’re planning on a low key weekend around here. Ours will be full of pancakes Saturday morning, lots of coffee & and trying to get Christmas card pictures of our little ones.

Here’s another edition of “Friday Favorites” for you!

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Cape Robbin Pom Pom Mules

These should be arriving on our doorstep today! They come in pink & blue as well. These are a complete designer dupe for $31.00! I wear mules all of the time & love them.

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Marigold Artisans Set of 3 Cheese Knives

How pretty are these cheese knives? The gold braid detail is simply gorgeous. These would be beautiful on a cheese plate while hosting this holiday season. They’d make a great hostess gift too!

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J.Crew Tartan Plaid Camisole

J.Crew Tartan Pajama Pants

These pajamas are so happy & festive for the holidays! I love anything in a tartan plaid!

FOUR
San Francisco Bay French Roast Coffee

This is our new favorite coffee. Hands down the best cup of coffee from a k-cup.

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Just a little inspiration for you this Friday!

Happy weekending!
~Kelly

Friday Favorites

Happy Friday, Friends! We’re finally feeling the crisp, cooler temperatures here, and we’re loving every minute of it. I was so excited about it, that last Sunday, I made a huge pot of homemade chili. Thank you Mom for the best recipe! I’ll post the recipe soon on the blog.

Here’s another edition of “Friday Favorites” for you!

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Velvet Bow Ponytail Holder

 If you have long hair, and are short on time, just dress up your ponytail with a bow this holiday season. It’s the perfect finishing touch, and oh so chic!

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Accent Decor Boxwood Wreath

 

I love decorating with preserved boxwood. I have a little bit all over our house with wreaths & topiaries. You can top this gorgeous wreath off with a bow that matches your Christmas decor, then just hang it on a large mirror or on the back of your front door! I would recommend hanging it inside, since it will not hold up against the outside elements.  You can change the bow out from season to season, too.

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Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick Compact

I’m a big fan of this highlighter. I use it year round for the prettiest glow.

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J.Crew Lace Pants

These lace pants are great for the holiday parties/dinners on your calendar. The best part? They have an elastic waist (shhhh…I won’t tell, if you don’t tell!) I’m pretty sure I haven’t had a pair of pants with an elastic waistband since the 5th grade, except for leggings. Thank you J.Crew for combining style & comfort this holiday season! Ha!

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Happy Weekending!
~Kelly

Friday Favorites

T.G.I.F. Friends! My days have been off all week, since Halloween. I am really glad to see Friday. How about you?

Here’s another edition of “Friday Favorites” for you.

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J.Crew Faux Feather Cardigan

How fun is this cardigan? It would look so cute dressed up or down. Now, I just have to wait for it to go on sale!

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Kate Spade New York Mules

 These are so, so pretty, don’t you think? I can already see so many outfits with them. Just leave it to Kate Spade…she totally gets me. Every time.

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Cathy’s Concepts Oh What Fun Stemless Wine Glasses

I know, I know. You’re thinking “Christmas already?” Yes Ma’am! And, I’ve some great “gift guide” posts coming up for you as well! Can’t wait. This is my favorite time of the year. I’m already listening to Christmas music too. Who’s with me? No judging friends, no judging.

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Kate Spade Cheetah Drop Earrings

How chic are these earrings? So perfect for the upcoming holidays & parties!

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Just a little window shopping/dreaming for your Friday!

Have a happy weekend!
~Kelly

Friday Favorites!

Happy Friday, Friends! It has been a little bit of a shock this week to be back to our normal routine, especially after such a relaxing vacation in Wintergreen Resort last weekend! I hope y’all had a wonderful week, and that you’re ready for the weekend. Who isn’t? Ha!

Here’s another edition of “Friday Favorites!” A little shopping, and a great (inexpensive) wine you should pick up at Trader Joe’s!

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Tory Burch Clara Bow Flats

TB Bow flats

These.bow.flats. Absolutely adorable.

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CHANEL LE VERNIS Longwear Nail Colour
CHANEL LE VERNIS
The only nail polish you’ll need, year round! Love this color, “Espadrilles!”

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Kate Spade New York Small Satchel
kate spade mini
The perfect “date night” bag. Less is more.

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Picton Bay Sauvignon Blanc 
pictin bay wine
This wine is so light & refreshing! The best part? It’s under $8.00, and you’d never know it! Love Trader Joe’s.

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This quote! So incredibly true.

Happy Weekending!
~Kelly

Sweater Weather

Happy Monday, Friends! I hope y’all had a fantastic weekend! We had such a nice, low key weekend around the house, we didn’t want it to end!

While we aren’t seeing “sweater weather” temperatures here just yet, it’s pretty much all I can think about right now. So today, I’ve rounded up a few sweaters that I’m loving lately for you!

J.Crew Ruffle Sleeve Sweater

j.crew ruffle Sweater
How pretty is this sweater? It would be perfect with denim, dress pants & skirts!

J.Crew Oversize Wool Blend Cardigan

j.crew oversize cardigan
Another classic for your closet. Great for layering, and it comes in 3 happy colors.

Tie Bell Sleeve Sweater

halogen tie sleeve sweater
Love, love, love this sweater. It comes in 8 colors, and is so chic with the tie bell sleeves.

Treasure & Bond One-Shoulder Sweater

Treasure & Bond ots sweater
This sweater looks so cozy, and is perfect for a Fall/Winter date night out! It comes in 3 classic colors.

Press Pointelle Turtleneck Sweater

Press Pointelle Sweater
This sweater is really pretty. I love a great turtleneck sweater when it’s cold! It’s available in 4 colors.

Cowl Neck Sweater Poncho 

Cowl Neck Sweater Poncho
Who doesn’t love a great poncho? So easy to throw on and go! You’re instantly put together & warm!

What sweaters are you loving so far this year? I’d love to hear!

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Have a happy day!
~Kelly

Friday Favorites

T.G.I.F!! I hope that everyone had a great week, and is ready the weekend. If you follow me on Instagram, then you already know that we’ve been fighting colds all week, and are finally on the mend. Thank goodness!

Here’s another edition of “Friday Favorites” for you! A little shopping, the best pumpkin crisp recipe (From Southern Living, of course) & more!

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We hosted my parents for dinner last Sunday, and I decided to make Southern Living’s “Pumpkin Crisp” recipe. It was so easy to make, and it was delicious!
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J.Crew Elsie Bow Pumps

Elise Bow PumpsHow gorgeous are these heels? I think I might have to ask Santa for these this year.

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Mini Boden Cozy Animal Jacket
teddy bear jacket
Since we have two boys, we are able to hand down a lot of clothes to our youngest (thankfully); however, I still like to add a few pieces that are purely his own. This jacket is the absolute cutest, and is definitely being added to his closest! They’re only little once!

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Pompom Canvas Storage Baskets
pompom baskets
Trust me, I absolutely love seeing the boys having fun, playing & using their imaginations with their toys all over the house; however, I also love to tidy it all up every.single.night. It actually relaxes me, I know, I’m totally weird. I am sort of a neat freak, and that’s why these little baskets are a dream. Baskets that are cute & functional, two of my favorite qualities!

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Have a happy weekend!
~Kelly

Friday Favorites

Happy Friday! This weekend is supposed to be absolutely beautiful weather-wise, so we’ll be spending it outdoors playing with our little ones, and hopefully sneaking in a few dinners al fresco style!

Here’s another edition of “Friday Favorites” for you!

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Vince Camuto Balloon Blouse

Vince Top

This top is so chic, and would be gorgeous dressed up, or perfect with distressed jeans & a cute pair of leopard flats. It comes in 3 colors.

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 J.Crew Ruffle Houndstooth Skirt

j.crew houndstooth skirtFunny story, I wore a black & white houndstooth skirt on the first date with my husband (many moons ago & it fits & is still in my closet..haha!), and this one has caught my eye because of that sentimental reason! Love the ruffles! It would be so pretty with sweaters, blouses, etc in the Fall!

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NEST Candle

nest pumpkin chai candle
We’ve started decorating our house for Fall, and this candle is perfect for in our kitchen! I love having a candle burning while I cook/bake!

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Tory Burch Love Relentlessly 

TB ParfumThis is my new favorite scent! This rollerball size is the perfect way to try a new scent & is great for carrying in your handbag!

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This quote.

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Have a wonderful weekend!
~Kelly