Fall & Winter

When the leaves start changing colors and Starbuck’s brings back Pumpkin Spice Lattes, it’s time to bust out the boots, scarves and sweaters!  Layered looks are always more interesting and we sing praises if we actually get to wear our faux-leather jackets here in Houston! I’m sharing my favorite outfits for your Fall & Winter wardrobe here!

 

 

Style a Friend | Meet Ali-Shaun!

Style a Friend | Meet Ali-Shaun!

Again, I have to open this blog post with a heartfelt THANK YOU for the birthday wishes!  It never ceases to amaze me how thoughtful you are to take time out of your day to send me a sweet message, so I want to let you know that I genuinely appreciate it!

My friends took me out for a patio birthday dinner (with drinks!) and that girl time is so crucial for our well being!  I’m truly blessed to have such a great group of friends to enjoy, encourage, and laugh ’til it hurts with!

And Ali-Shaun brought mini cupcakes!

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Huge Nordstrom Winter Sale

Huge Nordstrom Winter Sale

Good morning friends! Well, more like mid-morning! I’m a little late getting today’s post out because I took some time off to celebrate our sweet Jordan’s 2nd birthday!! We had a Paw Patrol party at the house and she absolutely loved it!  I swear she seems older than 2 already because she’s learning so much and talking so well!  We just love her to pieces and are so glad she’s part of our family! I’ll do a full recap later this week after I import all the pics!

This post is a quickie to let you know about the awesome President’s Day sales happening today AND the giant Nordstrom Winter Sale!

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2 Winter Skirts

2 Winter Skirts

Hi guys! I’m super excited about a few new things that just arrived, especially because they are a change from my everyday jeans!

I’m lucky to live in a place with weather that allows for things like winter skirts on some days- particularly days like yesterday where it went from 55-66 degrees ! I’ve got two winning skirts to share with you today that I’m crazy for! Both are great quality and can easily be dressed up or down!

PLAID SKIRT & BLACK TUNIC SWEATER

First up is this adorable plaid skirt that I styled for work and a fun night out on the town.

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30 Winter Outfits

30 Winter Outfits

We’re heading into the first weekend of 2018!  I’m feeling pretty good about the start to the new year, how about you?  If you need a little nudge into the new year check out my 30 Healthy Habits and a fresh way to start your day.  I just started doing this in December and I’m hooked on it!

Today’s post took forever to put together, so I hope you like it!  I rounded up over 30 winter outfits to inspire your cold weather wardrobe! But, instead of just linking everything, I took the time to call out my special pieces that I recommend with fit and style tips. 

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Nordstrom Half Yearly Sale & Favorite Outfits of 2017

Nordstrom Half Yearly Sale & Favorite Outfits of 2017

Eat, cozy, clean and organize!  That pretty much sums up yesterday! We spent the better part of the day in pajamas, then got motivated to start cleaning up the gigantic mess left by a good Christmas and even organized the playroom, James’ room, AND the toys in the living room!  I guess it’s the big annual clean-up, because we did the same thing last year, but on that day last year, we took down the Christmas decor too.  I think we’ll get around part to that next weekend! I’m not ready to let it go yet- plus, I don’t have the energy yet to take everything down!

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Black Skinny Jeans x 5 Outfits

Black Skinny Jeans x 5 Outfits

How was your weekend friends? I’m happy to say I wrapped up MOST of my Christmas shopping and it’s a good thing because Christmas is in ONE week!!!  Ahhhhh!!!  It never feels like enough time before the holiday, but I’m so excited because James gets out of school for holiday break on Friday!  He’ll be home until January 9!  That’s a nice, long break!  Do you have a similar break from school?

Plaid Shirt • Leopard Belt • Jeans • Pumps

Have you heard of Jen7 brand jeans

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My 6 Must-Have Fall/Winter Shoes

My 6 Must-Have Fall/Winter Shoes

Yesterday I shared my 10 must-have jewelry items and today it’s all about the shoes!  I definitely have boots and booties on repeat during the Fall and Winter, but I’m also a huge fan of my slip on sneakers and leopard pumps!  What are your favorite shoes right now?

Tall Boots

Tall boots are perfect with not only jeans, but also leggings and dresses! I really lucked out on this pair, because often I have to try on at least 5 or more to get the fit, color, and style right. This pair of tall boots are sooooo pretty in person. 

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My 10 Must Have Jewelry Items

My 10 Must Have Jewelry Items

How’s your week going friends?  Yesterday was busy busy getting lots of pictures taken of our holiday decor that I’ll be sharing with you on Monday! #yayforthat!  But then, I had to pick up James from school early because he was sick.  I hate getting that call, but thankfully, once he got home, he felt much better.  Later, we lost power and internet #thehorror! in the evening!  Ug!  I almost didn’t get this post finished for today, but I’m glad it worked out!

This month, Nordstrom reached out and asked me to talk about my favorite accessories and fall/winter shoes

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My Favorite Tunic & Faux Fur Vest with Leggings

My Favorite Tunic & Faux Fur Vest with Leggings

Hi friends! Are you having a good week?  I hope so!  Having a big chunk of Christmas shopping done has me feeling good! Because I’m OCD, I’ve been tracking everything on Evernote so I know who I have gifts for, what I’ve spent, etc.!  I usually just keep written notes and store them in a file folder, but having access to it on all my devices anytime is a lifesaver! In the new year, I have more organization content for you and I’ll do a post about Evernote since I know a lot of you had questions about how to use it!

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2 Outfits with Leggings

2 Outfits with Leggings

Did you do your fair share of supporting the economy yesterday??  I can definitely say that I sure did! And I made a big dent in our toy list and picked up a few things for friends. I remember as a kid my Grandma handing me the toy catalog and having me cut out the pictures of the toys I wanted to ask Santa for.  I’d put all the pictures in an envelope and give it to Santa when we would go visit him at the mall.  I had James circle things he wanted from the Target catalog and he not only circled and starred the iPhone and Apple watch! 

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The Best Things on Black Friday Sale!

The Best Things on Black Friday Sale!

Hi friends! Are you feeling loved and full?! I hope so! I’m back home from a really nice time at my sis-n-law’s house for Thanksgiving.  She’s a great cook, so she did all the heavy lifting and served us a very tasty Thanksgiving dinner, complete with smoked turkey, cornbread dressing, green beans, and cranberry sauce.  And the desserts were awesome- chocolate pie with homemade whip cream, pumpkin cheesecake, and pecan pie!  You know it’s a good one where everyone naps afterward!  Jordan hasn’t been feeling well since yesterday, and she went right down in the pack-n-play for a long nap! 

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Black Friday Sales Starting Now!

Black Friday Sales Starting Now!

Good morning friends! Hope you are having a wonderful week and in full-on Thanksgiving mode! This is the time of year I feel all sentimental and sappy and so extra thankful for all the blessings in my life- including you! If I haven’t told you lately, I really appreciate you taking time out of your day to join me here!  It means so much!

Are you guys on Thanksgiving break yet? We’re really getting into that mode over here and were blessed with some perfect weather for taking the kids to the zoo yesterday!  It was Jordan’s first time and she really loved the monkeys!  

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Holiday Party Dresses Under $100

Holiday Party Dresses Under $100

Thank you guys for the feedback on yesterday’s fitness post!  It’s so important to our health and wellbeing to stay active and fit, especially as we get older! Because I’m an ‘older mom’ – 42 with a 1 year old!  I think it’s extra important for my energy levels to keep exercising.  My daughter is high energy and I gotta keep up.  Plus, I love running around with my 7 year old!

We’ve started to get our holiday parties on the books and I have two darling and affordable dresses to share with you,

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2 (more!) Cute & Comfy Thanksgiving Outfits

2 (more!) Cute & Comfy Thanksgiving Outfits

We made it to the weekend after such a loooong week with that time change! I don’t know anymore whether I love it or hate it! It’s dark sooo early, but it’s kinda nice to be able to wake up easier! Today, my mom and I are headed to the Nutcracker Market and it always officially kicks off our holiday season.  We’ll be sipping mimosas and shopping and eating and shopping some more! Every year I vow not to buy any more Christmas decor, so we’ll see how that goes!

We’re continuing the cute ‘n comfy Thanksgiving outfit inspiration today with two more budget friendly and extra comfy pair of jeans- the skinny grey pair you heard me raving about in last week’s Dressing Room post,

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2 Cute & Comfy Thanksgiving Outfits

2 Cute & Comfy Thanksgiving Outfits

Can y’all believe that Thanksgiving will be here in just two weeks?!?!  It never ceases to amaze me how quickly the year flies by!  I’m most looking forward to James being home from school for the whole week and then we can really get our Christmas decorating on!  For Thanksgiving, we’ll be heading to my sister-in-law’s house to spend the day with all the cousins.  She’s a great cook, so we always enjoy alllll the food and come home and change into our comfy, stretchy pants!  Today and tomorrow, I’ll be sharing 4 outfits you can arrive at your families’

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White Done Right for Fall & Winter

White Done Right for Fall & Winter

We all know by now that there is no date upon which we must surrender our white clothing to the back of the closet, not to be seen again until Summer.  You can wear white year round, and I encourage you to do so!  White is such a fresh color that looks great on everyone, any time of year! But, there are a few basic things to keep in mind for making it look current and suitable in the cooler months.

The trick is in the materials (think thicker and more textured-  your white linen shirt can sit this season out) and how you layer them (bringing in deeper colors and pattern with a scarf,

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15 Cute & Comfy Fall Outfits

15 Cute & Comfy Fall Outfits

Hi there!  How has your week been?  Ours keep seeming to fly by and I’m a little bit in disbelief that next week is already Halloween!  I think it’s going to be extra fun this year with Jordan getting to run around ‘trick-or-treating’ and understanding it a little more.  I so love this time of year and our temperatures are finally cooling off, so it’s actually starting to feel like Fall here!

For today’s post, I’m trying something a little different and sharing 15 Fall Outfits- complete looks with tops/bottoms/shoes and accessories- with a twist that they are all flat lays.  

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The Must Have Blouse for Fall

The Must Have Blouse for Fall

Good morning friends!  Last month, I shared with you a Must Have Fall tunic, and today I have the Must Have Blouse for Fall! It’ll actually be great all year long with it’s lightweight fabric and 3/4 length sleeves.  I originally tried on this blouse in green in a recent Dressing Room post, and later I was kicking myself for not bringing it home with me! But, I’ve made up for it now because I ordered it in two colors- the pretty green and this chic black.  Do you do that too where you don’t buy something and then it haunts you until you finally give in?

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