Pop of Pink




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This gingham top is so fun to dress up for Summer, especially with the pop of neon pink! And, the ruffle sleeves are pretty much my favorite finishing touch. I actually bought this top last Fall from J.Crew, and I couldn’t wait to wear it once we had our second little one. These would be just as pretty in my closet: thisthis, and this top would just be a dream! If it’s the color pink, it’s sure to catch my attention. I can’t turn down a feminine top. (I don’t know who can?) I paired this top with these pants because they’re classic, and literally go with almost every top in my closet. It also looks great with these white jeans, or scallop shorts, too.

J.Crew Gingham Top (old, similar and similar) / Banana Republic Linen pants / Chinese Laundry Sandals / Louis Vuitton (gifted, similar) / Kate Spade Bracelet / Kate Spade Watch (old, similar) / Handpicked earrings (old, similar)

Hope you have a great Monday!

Mommy’s Morning Out + Banana Republic Top Picks

So, yesterday I had a babysitter (for the first time in 3 years, besides my parents), and while I was running errands, I also decided to stop in some of my favorite stores. It’s harder to try on clothes with two little ones in tow, so the majority of the time I shop online for convenience. I had so much fun trying on new things, and Banana Republic was running a huge sale, extra 50% select sale item prices! They have some really cute stuff!

On a side note, I found some really great buys for the kids, our puppy, and decor for the house at HomeGoods. Is it just me, or is that store dangerously good?! You just can’t beat their prices. I’ve even found some Kate Spade plates that I’m planning on hanging on our walls! Yes, honey, you read that correctly…more plates on the walls, and you’re the lucky guy that gets to hang them! Ha!

Here were a few things that I loved while out and about!
Happy Shopping!

Silk Stripe Dress
Silk dress
This is even more gorgeous in person. It is so flattering, and the best part is, it has pockets!

One Shoulder Bow Dress
OTS silk dress
This dress would be stunning for a Summer wedding/event. It’s so classic. I loved it, too!

Snake Print Ruffle Blouse
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I took this back on a whim to the dressing room, and loved it on. It’s going to look great with shorts and white jeans. It could also easily transition with blue jeans in the Fall!

One-Shoulder Poplin Top
This top reminds me of the Loft top I bought a few months ago, but it’s just as pretty. It’s such a fun, dramatic top to dress up for a date night out!

Logan Fit Linen Pants
Linen pant

These pants are classic, and also came home with me. It’s so hard to find a linen pant that’s lined. They come in several colors, too. These will be in my closet for years. And, I didn’t even have to order a Tall, because the length is perfect as well (even with heels). I’m 5’10 for reference.

Large Stripe Pouch
Stripe Clutch
This is so cute, and such a great Summer clutch for a date night or party!

I also stopped into Kirkland’s because I had $10.00 in rewards to redeem, and they were having a huge Summer blowout sale. I grabbed this wreath for under $20.00 for our front door!

Green & White Hydrangea Wreath

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Happy Thursday!

Cream of the Crop

I’m not one to try many trends since I tend to be more classic in style, but since I’m wearing more denim than ever these days, I figured why not, right? And, I know for a fact that I can mix my daily uniform of a pretty blouse and flats with them, too. Completely justified. I will say, I’m pretty intrigued with the latest denim trend: the crop flare.
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I’m 5’10, so this will either work or not work for me. Plus, I’m not willing to invest a lot until I know it’s a trend worth sticking around in my life. I’ve got these in my shopping cart right now. Have you tried this trend? Are you as intrigued as me? I mean they preached to us for years, “no high waters…” Ha, how time can change a lot. Now I’m really rethinking throwing out all of those jeans that shrunk on me in high school and college. Word to the wise – never throw anything out.

Happy Thursday, Everyone!

Banana Republic – My Top Picks

I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday filled with love, laughter and the ones you hold near and dear.

Can you believe it’s December 1st? Bring on all of the Christmas cheer…

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There are so many styles to choose from out there. As I’ve mentioned many times before, I tend to invest in more  “classic” pieces. Banana Republic is just that, for me at least. I am still wearing some pieces from them from many moons ago…literally.

So, since I’m a huge Banana Republic fan, I thought I would share some of their latest styles that I am in love with right now.

Flutter Sleeve Dress

BR Flutter Sleeve Dress
This picture does not do this dress justice. I had the chance to see it in person the other day, and it is simply stunning. It would be great for the holiday season. The sleeves though…they’re just so pretty.

Ruffle Front Blouse

BR Ruffle top
This top is so fun and feminine. The red is perfect for the holidays, and well after they’re gone. You know what they say, if you find something you like, buy it in every color, right? I’m not sure my husband would agree, do you?

Oversized Turtleneck Sweater

BR Oversized Turtleneck sweater
In my opinion, there’s nothing better than throwing on an oversized sweater on a cold, winter’s day . This would look darling dressed up, or paired with denim. There’s no such thing as too many turtleneck sweaters in your closet. You’ll wear them for years, trust me.

Crepe Fringe Top

BR Fringe Top
It’s all about the details…a blouse with fringe detail? Yes, please! This is a fantastic party top for the Christmas season and beyond. It also comes in black. And, you can wear it year round my friends. What girl wouldn’t be happy wearing this?

Pieced Jacquard Sleeveless Top

BR Jacquard Top
How beautiful is this top? I love the green, pink and navy print. A flattering fit for many. This would look great now, and even in the Summer with white denim. Love it.

Delicate Teardrop Necklace

BR Teardrop Necklace
This teardrop necklace is so simple and classic, and that’s why I’ve been drawn to it. A great everyday necklace. Also a good idea for a stocking stuffer for a sister or friend, too.

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Have a happy day!

Neutral Territory













Happy August, Everyone! I can’t believe this Summer is closing in on us. Although, I can’t say that I’m going to miss the heat wave we’ve been having, not one bit.

There’s nothing I love more than neutrals. In my opinion, you can never have too many in your closet. A lot of what I wore when I was working were neutrals. I still love them today. They’re polished, and go with everything, literally. What’s even better? Pairing neutrals together. To me, it’s incredibly chic, especially in the hot, Summer months. Linen pants are so much cooler in the Summer months, and these wide leg pants are always a flattering fit with a feminine top. This camisole’s cutout/embroidery detail is so pretty, and adds the perfect pop of contrast for this light and airy look. I also plan to make this camisole work overtime in the Fall/Winter months with cardigans and blazers, too. I typically accessorize with color; however, I thought this cashew tote was the right addition to my outfit. The best part about a neutral outfit, is that you can have a lot more fun with your jewelry. These black and white pom pom earrings didn’t have any competition when it comes to getting noticed, and that’s just want I wanted to happen.

Happy Monday, Friends!

Banana Republic Cutout Embroidered Camisole {on sale!}~ Ann Taylor Loft Tall Linen Wide Leg Trousers in Marisa Fit {on sale!}~ Factory Metallic Wedges {on sale!}~ J.Crew Pom Pom Earrings {old, but similar here} ~ Kate Spade Claremont Drive Marcella Tote {Bought during one of her “surprise sales.” Is no longer available on her site, but you can find it on amazon here.} Kate Spade Bow Bracelet {old, but similar here} Ann Taylor Loft Tortoiseshell Oversized Sunglasses {on sale!}

Loving Lately

Happy Wednesday Friends! I hope y’all had a great weekend! We sure did, and I’m not going to lie, I did need a “vacation” after our entertaining all weekend. Our guests left Monday morning, and I was beyond tired. Four days of entertaining was fun, but add taking care of a toddler and cooking and cleaning every meal, it gets pretty tiring, pretty fast! Moving right along…

Here are a few things that I’m loving lately/have my eyes on right now!

Factory Suede Kitten Heels


These kitten heels are the perfect height, especially for a Mom. Chic, yet practical. I can see wearing these well into the Fall. They come in a pretty pink and classic black, too.

 Factory Tassel Fringe Pendant Necklace


I really love this necklace. I love the combination of the pink, white and black beads. The tassel top is just plain fun, too. I would wear this with almost everything in my closet.

Eyelet Sleeve Tee Dress


You can never have too many LBD’s or LWD’s. I really like the eyelet sleeve detail on this one. A great date night dress. And, it’s on sale!

 Striped Dolman-Sleeve Shirttail Tee


As a busy Mom, I want to look put together, but things have to be comfortable too. This stripe top would look great with shorts, white jeans or regular denim as well.

 V-Neck Sweater


A v-neck sweater. I love this navy color (comes in several colors), and it’s perfect to transition into Fall. Can you tell what season I’m really shopping for these days? Fall.

Factory Multistrand Pearl Necklace


I’m sure it’s no surprise to you by now that I love pearls. This necklace has been on my list to add to my collection for far too long. My incredibly stylish Grandmother passed down her pearls to me that I adore and wear on very special occasions, but this necklace would be a great everyday option that I didn’t worry about as much. Plus, this necklace is on sale, too!

Factory Racerback Camisole 


This camisole is so comfortable and chic worn alone or layered underneath a blazer or cardigan. I have it in cream, but I’m thinking about this pink color now. These would be great year round in your closet.

What are you loving lately?