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Fall Transition

Cardigan | Tank | Denim | Boots | Bag | Earrings

Hudson: Shirt | Joggers | Boots

You know that time of year when the morning air is crisp enough to make you reach for cardigans and boots? That transition period gets me so ecstatic, because I live for all things Fall!

I can’t count the number of times that I realize Hudson and I are unintentionally in coordinating clothing. Coincidence, or maybe my subconscious styling us? ha. It was his first time strolling city streets this week, (we live in the middle of corn fields, cows, and crickets!) and he loved every minute of it! He’s definitely his mama’s child!

I love transition pieces like long cardigans, utility and denim jackets, because I can layer them over tanks and tees, and remove them as it warms up throughout the day. These boots are ridiculously comfy, and come in sleek neutrals!

The joy on his face captures my heart! There is nothing I love more than taking him places to explore!

We couldn’t end the day without a treat! The Milkshake Factory is high up on the list of deliciousness, and one of our new faves! If you’re in the city, it’s a must!

Fall Staples Under $100

Fall Staples

one | two | three | four | five | six | seven | eight | nine | ten

By the time August rolls around every year, I have my fix of warm weather, and I’m ready to hightail it into Fall. I love layering on cozy cardigans, denim, utility and suede jackets with my go-to basics. These pieces are such a great basis to mix and match, and extend your Fall wardrobe, all at an affordable price tag!

Have a great week! Xo

When in doubt.. Go Monochromatic

Bodysuit | Denim | Bag: Goyard| Sunnies | Shoes | Earrings

Happy Thursday! I hope you’re having a great week! When chasing around a toddler, or preparing for a busy day, a foolproof way of getting ready in a hurry, for me, is choosing a monochromatic look. There’s something so sleek about an all black ensemble!

For Spring and Summer, I love a crisp all white look! I am always stocking up on basic tees and tanks, and neutral shades of denim, because it really extends your wardrobe and mixes and matches so well!

These are some of my favorite tees, tie front tees, tanks, and bodysuits. When I find a style and fit that’s right for me, I invest in multiple colors.

I’d love to here your favorite go-to basics!

How to Extend your Vacation Wardrobe

Top (old) (similar) | Denim (similar 1, 2, 3) | Espadrilles (similar 1, 2, 3) | Sunnies | Earrings | Handbag: Louis Vuitton

A 10 day vacation means getting creative with your wardrobe! I chose neutral staples so I could easily swap and mix and match, creating countless outfits with only a few key pieces. I was sure to pack white, black, olive, and dark denim, as well as multiple pairs of denim cutoffs. My tops included everything from lightweight sweaters, to basic tees, button down shirts, tanks and body suits. I added these neutral espadrilles to my suitcase right before I left and I’m so glad I did, they are not only extremely comfy, but they match absolutely everything! Neutral sandals and belts were also great additions to accommodate our itinerary. A large tote and small handbag were just enough for any occasion!

A black bodysuit makes a chic pairing with cutoff shorts, a black belt and sandals for day, then swapped for black denim and heels or espadrilles for night! Neutral pairings give you so many possibilities!

Follow along for multiple ways I paired each look!

The White Denim That’s a Must for Spring

Top (similar) | Denim | Sunnies | Earrings | Wedges | Lipstick: Strawberry Shortcake

I love adding striped pieces to my wardrobe because they’re timeless, so I know I’ll wear them for years! This one is a recent H&M find for only $5! One of my favorite ways to pair them is with white denim. It’s the ultimate Spring staple, and the first basic I grab to pair with espadrilles for a crisp, Spring look! This option is so comfy and super affordable! I love that they offer petite and tall options, as well, because a trip to the tailor with an almost 2 year old isn’t on my bucket list! (Ha!)

When I get back home to colder temps, I will definitely be swapping out my favorite taupe ankle boots and a neutral lightweight sweater for a chic transitional look. The key to transitioning white from Winter to Spring is sticking to neutral basics, without any sort of stark contrast.

White denim can be tricky, as to some fabrics are so thin they can be sheer. I love that this fabric is on the heavier side, so I don’t have to worry!

Snatch this style while you can, it’s currently 40% off at the checkout, making it under $22! Have a wonderful week!

Sunshine State of Mind

Shirt (similar) | Shorts | Sandals | Sunnies (under $15!)

Hudson: Shirt | Shorts | Shoes

We made it to our happy place for the next 10 days! It’s amazing what a little sunshine and warm weather can do for your mind, body, and soul. Stripes have been heavy on my radar, as of late. A lightweight boyfriend button down is such a great Spring staple to pair with everything from cutoff shorts to white denim! I can’t get enough of them. These suede wedges are the perfect neutral addition to my warm weather wardrobe! They’re not only comfortable, but such a great height, as well. I’m so excited to share my favorite Spring styles with gorgeous backdrops! Stay tuned!

2018

Sweater | Bag | Leggings | Hat

It feels so good to be back with a new post! Blogging is truly my passion, and I can’t wait to share so much with you!

2017 was my best year yet, after starting a new business venture, which rippled into countless positive changes. It’s easy to lose yourself after becoming a new mom, and it was just what I needed to find myself again, and really be able to utilize my creativity, while joining an amazing tribe of women. Not to mention, it’s drastically changed my skin!

My goals for 2018 are simplifying any area that I can. Instead of spending time searching for a new workout to do each day and creating a weekly schedule, I joined an app/program takes out all the guess work, and is ready with an alarm each morning. Drinking more water, because I simply forget throughout the day, is another, so I purchased a 1 L water bottle. I only have to fill up twice, and I know I met my water intake goal for the day, no more counting and guessing! Time management is something I’ve never excelled at, so I purchased an hourly planner, to stay on track and break down each day and set a schedule. Organization was what I lived by in college, and post-kids it’s hard to come by, so decluttering is key to begin reorganizing everything from my closet to cabinets. I’m Marie Kondo-ing our house right now. Her IG is goals. I’m excited to share everything with you along the way, and have the time to share what I love, and what works (the reason I started my blog!) Here’s to an even better year, thanks for following along!

Season Staples

season-staples

1 | 2 (here & here) | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16

This season is all about texture and suede is on my radar. I became obsessed with this Moto jacket the second I spotted it. ‘Tis the season to layer, and what better way to do so than these basic v-neck tees, that A) aren’t see through B) wash well and C) are under $20! I’m loving the lace up trend, what a fun spin on a trendy tee (under $30!) for an instantly stylish look. OTK boots are universally flattering, and I couldn’t be more in love with this versatile neutral hue! Get 20% off here) One thing I live in, in cold temps is long, cozy cardigans. This are some of my favorite hues to sport during my favorite season!

instagram roundup / saturday sales

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Fresh fruit has been a serious go-to craving as of late. [macbook cover / wallet]

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I made my Best Banana Bread Recipe into fresh muffins & it’s even better (update: use 3 overripe organic bananas for best consistency) they’re vegan & gluten free

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My favorite hue I shared last week lasted me 9 whole days! My usual run is 3-4 with polish. This polish & top coat are amazing.

WEEKEND SALES

Old-Navy-Sale

Old Navy is having a 30% off sale today only online! Stock up on Spring staples, and cute sandals for a fraction of the price, no code needed!

denim | sunglasses | slides | top

field jacket | poncho | mules

cold shoulder top | lace up gladiators | sunglasses | shorts

Banana Republic: 40% off your purchase, until 12pm PST, Code: BRSPRING

Gap: 35% off your purchase until 12pm PST, Code: HELLODAY

Anthropologie: Extra 25% off Sale Clothing, Code: XTRAXTRA

Weekend Roundup 

Comfy & cozy is key, now that I am in the third trimester. Cardigan | tankleggings  | boots | handbag | styling wand

A $6 manicure in under 5 minutes, is the ultimate quick fix, when in a jam. A little filing and you’re good to go.

A comfy casual look for an errand filled week preparing for my baby shower.  Cardigan | tank | Denim: maternity & non-maternity | shoes | handbag | styling wand

A sneak peek of my baby shower, this past weekend. We are so grateful for a perfect day celebrating our little pumpkin, we can’t wait for him to get here!  A detailed post to come!