A Classic Look






If I had to pick just one foolproof outfit in my closet it would be wearing “classic black” from head to toe. When I worked in Marketing, it was one of my favorite outfits to wear. Besides the fact that it makes you look slimmer, it’s timeless & incredibly chic, on everyone. The best part, in my opinion, is that you can wear whatever accessories you want with it, and it always looks amazing, year round. You just can’t go wrong, am I right?
These skinny pants from J.Crew are a must-have in your closet. I bought this top last year from Loft, but this & this are super cute, and this one is just perfect for Fall. This sweater, and this top are on the top of my wish list right now. Oh, and these sandals look like my favorite Loeffler Randall designer (a girl can dream, right?!), but are much more budget-friendly in my book. I bought this handbag during the Nordstrom sale, and it was sold out, but is restocked now (yay!), and is yet another dupe of one of my favorite designer looks/handbags, Givenchy.
So, if you had to choose, what’s your favorite foolproof outfit in your closet?

J.Crew Skinny Pants / Loft Off the Shoulder Top (sold out, similar) / Chinese Laundry Heels / Sole Society Handbag / Kate Spade Gold Watch / Gold Bracelets (similar)

Happy Tuesday, Friends!

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Summer Blue & White





School may be right around the corner (which typically makes me only want to think about Fall, no matter how old I get), and Summer is still hot, literally, so that’s why these pants are the right pick for attempting to beat the heat. I love my skinny pants & jeans; however, these wide leg, cropped pants fit the bill when I need to hit the refresh button. They’re on sale, and an alternative to shorts, which I rarely wear anymore. These and these are also great options to choose from, if you like this cropped/wide leg style as much as I do.
I bought this classic top from Loft during a Spring sale, but there are so many great look-alikes out there, like this, this and this one! This one is embroidered, and a great deal to wear now, & put in your closet for next year, too! These kinds of tops are perfect “no-brainer” tops to wear with pretty much everything in your closet.


Loft One Shoulder top (sold out, similarsimilar) / Banana Republic Stripe Pants (on sale!) / J.Crew Factory Heels (old, similar) / Deux Lux Scallop Clutch (old, similar) / Vintage bracelet (similar) / Kate Spade Gold Watch (old, similar) / J.Crew Earrings (old, similar)

Have a happy Monday!

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Friday Favorites

Happy Friday! We’ve had a great, but extremely busy week this week, hence being short on posts. I hope that you’re just as excited to see Friday here as I am! Do you have big plans for the weekend? With only a few more weeks of “summer” left, we’re planning on doing more “summer stuff” with the little ones. I still can’t believe school starts soon! This Summer has flown by for us, how about you?

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

This quote. So true.

I have a much needed hair appointment tomorrow, and it’s seriously like therapy to me! Does anyone else feel this way?

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I picked this wine up at Target on a whim, and I’m glad that I did. My husband & I loved it on our “patio dates” this week. It’s the perfect Summer wine.

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The farmer’s market produce is SO much better than the grocery stores! We’ve been enjoying ours all week long. What’s your favorite place to buy produce? I can’t wait to go back this weekend, and I love supporting our local farmers.




UGG Cozy Lounge Poncho

UGG Poncho
Maybe it’s because Summer is coming to a close, and I’m really starting to crave Fall, but this poncho looks so perfect for Fall/Winter, school drop-off, tailgating, errands & playing in the backyard with the kids. It comes in 3 colors, too.

Have a happy weekend!

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Plaid Perfection









This top caught my eye for several reasons, besides it being classic, and oh so cute. The peplum mixed with a preppy, navy plaid won me over, so I immediately added it to my closet. Bonus, it’s also a great wear now & wear later piece. A top that can work overtime is one worth every penny in my book. I love it now with cropped pants, shorts, white denim, or later with jeans of any color, and a chic navy blazer. I can’t wait to style it this Fall/Winter, so stay tuned. The outfit options are endless because it’s pretty much perfection.

And, let’s just talk about these heels for a minute? I know that I squealed with excitement (inside of course, because we have babies sleeping down the hall from my office!) when I first saw them, and the best part is that right now, they’re a part of the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale! They’re so fun & add just the right amount of happy to every outfit. I told you in my last post that I bought them in two colors, well, I may just have to add another. Too many, too much? I don’t think so.


Halogen Plaid Peplum Top / Loft cropped pants (sold out, similar) / Charles by Charles David Pumps / Kate Spade New York Handbag (sold out, similar) / Kate Spade New York Watch (sold out, similar) / J.Crew Resin bracelets (sold out, similar) / Stud earrings (similar)/

Happy Monday, Friends!

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Friday Favorites!

T.G.I.F. Friends! I hope your week has been a great one!

I’m really ready for some cooler, crisp Fall days. I cannot wait until Fall arrives! Last night, we talked about heading to the mountains with our littles this weekend to try & escape this heat! We might just do that, and I can’t wait!

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


During the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale (And, it’s still going strong!) I ordered these heels, and they are even more gorgeous in person. I loved them so much, I ordered them in two colors, midnight & slate suede. Classic move by me. If I find something I love this much, I always order it in more than one color. No regrets here.

Charles by Charles David Sadie Pumps

Charles by Charles David Pump

I was at The Fresh Market last night picking up a few things, and I decided to change up my lunch routine. This week I’m making roasted chicken salad lettuce wraps. If you’re short on time, The Fresh Market has THE BEST roasted chicken salad.
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For a manicure, I normally wear OPI “bubble bath” all.of.the.time., but lately I’ve wanted a classic red. Either way, essie “5th Avenue” is my next go-to manicure color. What’s your favorite?
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Rodan + Fields Lash Boost is AMAZING!!!! Have you tried it? I’ve never been happier with my lashes!!
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My favorite pin of the week.
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I hope you have a happy, happy weekend!

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Beauty – A Few Favorites

Hi, Friends! I hope your week is going well. I’m so glad it’s Wednesday, because that means we’re one day closer to the weekend.

I love hearing about what beauty products others love, so I thought I’d share what I’m loving right now.

Laura Mercier Flawless Skin Repair

Laura Mercier Skin Repair Serum

As hard as it is to admit, I recognized about a year ago that I was starting to look “older” in photographs, so I decided to take action with this repair serum. It definitely has helped make my skin look & feel more firm, and I’ve noticed a huge difference. I use it in the morning and in the evening. I call it my “botox in a bottle!”

Laura Mercier Flawless Skin Repair Creme

LM repair creme

I use this with the repair serum at night. It makes your skin feel like silk, and it smells so good too!

Charlotte Tilbury Healthy Glow

Charlotte Tilbury Healthy Glow
Love having a tan, but, you don’t want to risk damaging your skin anymore with the sun? Well, me too. I still want a pretty glow though, and this stuff is a miracle worker. I put a tiny bit on my face every morning after I apply my moisturizer, and magic…my face is glowing (so natural looking)! I plan to use this stuff year round. It’s that good.


COCO Lip gloss

Fun Fact: I don’t wear lipstick. I’m a lip gloss only kind of girl, and this is the BEST lip gloss I’ve found in years. Trust me, I’ve tried a lot. It’s not sticky, and it lasts a long time! If you do love lipstick, you can wear this as a top coat over your lipstick.

What beauty favorites are you loving right now? Please share!

Hope y’all have a wonderful day!

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Nordstrom Anniversary Sale – Handbag Edit

Hi, Everyone! Did you have a great weekend? We did! My husband was out of town on business for part of the weekend, so I met my parents for dinner with the littles on Friday night, which was really nice to see them. Yesterday, was pretty low key, so we relaxed most of the day. The weekends always fly by too fast. Either way, I hope your Monday is off to a great start so far!

Since the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is still going strong, I thought I’d write a post on my favorite handbags in the sale. One of my favorite Sole Society handbags sold out (love their stuff, but I’ll let you know if it gets restocked!), but there are still some great bags left in the sale! Handbags can really elevate any look you’re wearing, so here are my favorites.

Happy Shopping!

Madewell Paint Stripe Transport Tote

Madewell Paint tote
This tote is so perfect for everyday. It will go with every outfit (even workout clothes). It’s classic, won’t break the bank, and I really like the English Saddle color. It comes in 3 other colors.

Tory Burch Frida Pebbled Leather Tote

TB Pebbled Leather Tote
I really prefer totes, because they hold everything (#momlife), but it’s more the “structured” look of the tote that I love. It’s definitely a splurge, but a polished one you’ll never get tired of in your closet.

Ted Baker London Crossbody Bag

TBaker Crossbody
This is the perfect pop of pink, and a great date night handbag! So cute! It also comes in a neutral grey color as well.

ALLSAINTS Raye Leather Tote

I love this simplicity of this tote. It’s very tailored looking, yet still modern enough for everyday use. It’s casual, but what I’d consider “dressed up casual,” which is more my style.

Tory Burch Frida Stitched Suede Satchel

Tory Burch Suede Satchel

This suede satchel is absolutely beautiful for Fall/Winter. I love, love, love the port color. It is an investment, but one you won’t regret!

What handbags are you loving in the sale?

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Have a happy day!

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TGIF + Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Picks!

Happy Friday, Friends! I know that everyone is excited it’s Friday, and that the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is now open to all for shopping! YAY!

There are still a TON of cute, classic things in the sale, so I’ve rounded up some more of my favorites for you!

Happy Shopping!

Pleione Pleat Inset French Terry Top

Stripe peplum top

A cute stripe, peplum top? Say no more.

Cece Jada Scallop Shirtdress

scallop dress
This dress looks like a Kate Spade design, but for a fraction of the price. So chic.

Chelsea28 Shoulder Ruffle Shift Dress

Shoulder Ruffle Shift Dress

This navy dress is so pretty, and flattering. Long sleeve shift, with ruffles? Oh, and did I mention it’s under $100 (during the sale!)?

Vince Camuto Jumpsuit

Vince Jumpsuit

This is so gorgeous. The “poppy” color is my favorite. It also comes in black.

Halogen Poplin Peplum Top

Halogen Peplum top

This peplum top is darling. It’s great to wear now, and for layering in the Fall/Winter.

Gibson Bell Sleeve Fleece Pullover

bell sleeve sweaterThis sweater comes in several colors, but I love the grey. It would look so cute with jeans and leggings for something more casual. I can see myself wearing this to preschool drop-off, a lot.

Paige Hoxton High Waist Ankle Skinny Jeans

Paige Denim
Another classic skinny jean, under $100 (during the sale!).

 Hinge Barris Block Heel bootie

hinge bootie
This is the first bootie that I actually have fallen for this year. It’s a low heel (which is nice, since I’m 5’10), and the cut is timeless. I see this pair in my future.

Kate Spade New York Watch


This watch is stunning, and the two-tone is perfect. My wedding set is white gold, but I wear my grandmother’s engagement ring which is gold and platinum on my right hand. This watch is a classic in my book.

Tahari Maria Double Face Wool Wrap Coat

Tahari Wrap coat
This coat is beautiful, and will go with everything you wear. Dress it up or down.

Ted Baker London Wool Blend Wrap Coat

Ted Baker London

Coats are my weakness. This wrap coat is absolutely stunning, and will be in your closet for years to come.

Tory Burch Frida Leather Satchel

TB Frida Satchel
I love, love, LOVE this handbag. It comes in 3 colors, but the blush is calling my name.

PAIGE Transcend Hoxton High Waist undone hem

paigeundone hem


I keep coming back to these jeans. I really like the staggered raw hem for something different. You can totally dress these up or down depending on where you’re headed.

What have you found in the sale that you love?

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Have a happy weekend!

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Nordstrom Anniversary Sale – Workout Edition

Who doesn’t love new workout clothes? I know I do. It also might help motivate me a tad bit more to dust off that double stroller in our garage. And, what if you just run errands in them on the weekends? That’s OK, too. Whatever your motivation, it’s always nice to stock up on a few favorites each year during the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale.

Below are my favorites, and some are in my shopping cart right now.
The prices are really good.

Happy Shopping!

Zella High Waist Crop Leggings

pink crop zella leggings

For years I read about how “great” these leggings are, especially the “high waist” ones, and last year I finally bought a few pairs (for around $35 each, during the sale), and they really do live up to the reviews. The high waist really does fit better, plus the material is thicker than most leggings I’ve seen/worn which is really nice.

Zella Leggings

zella leggings

I love the long version too. I have two pairs. They run true to size.

Patagonia Quilted Pullover

patagonia quilted pullover

I really like this classic quilted pullover. This comes in 4 colors.

North Face Hooded Fleece Pullover

North Face Hooded Fleece

This fleece is hanging in my closet now. It’s so incredibly soft, and it also comes in black. I sized up because I like a looser fit.

Patagonia Parka

Patagonia Parka

I like to leave some things to the imagination, and to be covered up in the winter. Plus, it gets cold, especially  if you’re wearing leggings, this jacket would be perfect. Love this color. It comes in grey & black too.

Zella Outta Town Hoodie

zella hoodie

I have a few of Zella’s tops. So soft, and the fit is great.

Zella Pace Tank

Zella Tank Top

Again, if I’m working out (or running errands), I want my tops a bit looser than most, so this tank fits the bill.

Zella Sports Bra

zella bra

You’ve gotta have a great sports bra for working out. This comes in 3 other colors.

Adidas No-show pom pom socks

pom pom socks

These socks are so cute. I love the pom poms! I’m pretty sure my Mom wore pom pom socks back in the 80’s! Loved them then, and now.

S’well Insulated Stainless Steel Water Bottle

swell water bottle
Need to stay hydrated? Here’s a cute, BPA Free water bottle/reason. This comes in LOTS of fun patterns & colors.

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What workout clothes do you love? Please share with me! I’d love to hear what you like too!

Have a happy day!

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Classic Blue + Pink










Anyone who really knows me, knows that I love to dress up. Any chance I get to dress up, I’m one happy girl. The majority of my closest is filled with dressier clothes that I’ve collected over the years, and even though I’m a busy Mom, I’m still drawn to the dressier side of my closet, every time. And, that’s why this silk top from J.Crew is the perfect top for me (and you!). It’s lightweight (great for beating the heat), it’s silk, and it dresses up anything you pair it with, just a little bit more. I think the tie neck bow was what really sealed the deal, and it’s one of my favorite parts about this top. It’s incredibly versatile too. You can wear it with cropped pants, jeans, skirts & even shorts.
Now, can we talk about these pink shoes? So much fun, and they’re under $30.00! They come in 3 colors. I would normally wear heels with this outfit, but this slide/mule trend is really stealing my heart these days. A cute flat that you can wear with pretty much anything in your closet. Oh, and I can still take care of our two kids (comfortably) in them as well. A no-brainer in my book.

J.Crew Stripe Silk Top / Loft Navy Pants (sold out, similar) / Cape Robbin Faux Fur Slides / Sunglasses (sold out, similar) / Kate Spade Handbag (sold out, similar) / Kate Spade Bracelet / Kate Spade Watch (sold out, similar) / J.Crew Bracelets (sold out, similar) / Loft Pearl Earrings (sold out, similar)

Have a happy Monday!

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