11/14/18

Target Holiday Decor Haul

Sweater | Jeans | Boots (also available here and more colors here) | Bag (similar)

That's me in my natural element - the Target home decor section! I popped by a few days ago and did a small holiday haul that I thought I would share. Things sell out so quickly at the Target near my house and the shelves were packed with double this amount of merchandise just a week ago. Hopefully they restock and I can come back for a second trip. #justification Scroll down to see all the things I snagged during my shopping trip:

Mini trees (couldn't find them online but this is the brand) | All home office decor linked here

Wreath | Napkins | Reindeer

Throw

Ornaments | Throw

Pinecones | Throw

To be honest, this was such a random haul but those are the best kind! I was in a bit of a rush so I plan to go back when I have more time to look around and make sure I didn't miss anything. Below are a few more things that I saw online but couldn't find in store that I am thinking of getting:



11/12/18

The Best Leopard Flats + Boots At All Price Points






Sweater - Urban Outfitters | Jeans - Topshop | Boots - Topshop (similar here) | Backpack - Zara | Sunglasses - Amazon

Happy Monday! I hope everyone had a great weekend. I decided to really get into the holiday spirit on Saturday and decorate my tree. I usually wait until after Thanksgiving, but last year we decorated early because I had Miles and wanted to get it out of the way before he arrived. We loved having the entire home decorated and getting to enjoy it for a full 2 months, so I wanted to do it early again this year! 

I laugh looking at these pictures because I am not typically a backpack kinda gal, but I recently picked this one up from Zara so I could wear it when I'm with Miles and have my hands free. Well, what started out as an option for when I go out with Miles turned into me using it everyday. Ha! I still use my other bags but I have been reaching for this most days. My only gripe is that the flap can be difficult to close because the bag's folds hide the snap, but it's not a deal breaker for me. And with a price point of $30, I was ok with the slight nuisance of it. It's so incredibly sturdy and comfortable to wear which I love. 

I want to end this post with a leopard shoe and boot round up after receiving multiple requests from readers to share which styles I am loving. I love leopard but not all prints are the same and some are definitely better than others. I chose a wide variety of price points so there is something for almost every budget. Let me know which ones are your favorite!!

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11/10/18

10 Skincare Products To Splurge On During the Sephora VIB Sale

The second part of the Sephora VIB event is currently going on (it runs from 11/9-11/12) and all VIB members can receive 20% off with code: VIBBONUS. Now is the time to grab any skincare items you have been wanting to splurge on, so I thought I would give my top 10 recommendations.

1. SK-II Facial Treatment Essence - I have been using this essence for years and it's truly worth the hype. For me, it helps even out my skin tone, refine my skin's texture, firm the skin and hydrate it. You only need the smallest amount (and I recommend pouring it into your hand rather than using a cotton pad) so it lasts quite a long time!

2. Sunday Riley Good Genes - I will never stop singing this serum's praises. I love it! It's been a staple for me for years because it works instantly. It brightens the skin, retexturizes it, helps target fine lines and overall makes my skin look brand new!

3. SK-II Facial Treatment Cleansing Oil - I call this cleanser "liquid silk" because it's so smooth. This cleansing oil removes all my makeup, cleanses my skin and leaves it feeling hydrated and plump.

4. Drunk Elephant Babyfacial - This gives me baby skin like no other exfoliating mask I currently own. I jokingly say that it will power wash your skin. In other words, IT'S STRONG. But goodness, my skin has never felt so soft!

5. Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Intensive Recovery Ampoules - I love the Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair, but these ampoules take it up a notch. They are hydrating and instantly help to calm and repair my skin. I find that especially in the winter I really benefit from the extra nourishment that these ampoules give. 

6. Tata Harper Regenerating Cleanser - Truly one of THE best exfoliating cleansers I have ever used! Gentle enough to be used daily - this really helps smooth out rough texture without ever irritating my skin.

7. Sunday Riley CEO Serum - This is one of my top 2 favorite vitamin c serums. It makes my skin incredibly bright, targets uneven texture and wears beautifully under makeup. Plus, I love the milky, smooth texture (most vitamin c serums can feel sticky which drives me crazy).

8. Eve Lom Rescue Mask - This mask truly rescues my skin! There is nothing it doesn't tackle. It helps decongest the skin, removes impurities, gently exfoliates, calms and conditions. I've been using it for years and am never without a tube.

9. SK-II Facial Treatment Sheet Masks - These are the rolls royce of sheet masks. They intensley hydrate and I can see an immediate difference after using them. A must have for any upcoming holiday parties or events! 

10. Sunday Riley Juno Oil - With winter just around the corner, this oil will deliver every last bit of nourishment your skin needs (whether it is dry or oily). And what really wows me about this oil is how glowy my skin looks after using it regularly!

What did you buy from the Sephora sale?! Let me know!

11/8/18

20 Coats Under $200



Jacket - Astr | Sweater - J.Crew (similar here and here, splurge here) | Jeans - Free People | Boots - Sam Edelman (similar here and here) | Bag - Chloe | Sunglasses - Illesteva (similar here) | Ring - Kendra Scott

This outfit makes me want to curl up by a fire at a mountain lodge! I don't love layering chunky sweaters under coats because I often feel too constricted or my arms will be unable to move, but this cropped moto jacket has the most comfortable fit! It manages to be slim and flattering while still giving enough room to wear a thick sweater underneath. And as a neutral lover, the shade of brown goes with so many things I already have in my closet! I think the key to having a fun wardrobe in the colder months is coats. A variety of coats that are both classic and statement. It's good to invest in one or two pricier coats that will last many years (this is my favorite classic camel coat that is worth every penny), and then purchase a fun coat at a lower price point each year to slowly build a coat wardrobe. There are tons of great options under $200 that I found and put in the widget below with some of them being under $100 and even a few under $75!

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11/7/18

Thanksgiving Decor Ideas


I'm sorry to tell you this but Thanksgiving is less than 3 weeks away. I know, my mind is blown as well! I'm both nervous because it is approaching so quickly but excited because I love the holidays. If you are hosting, I pulled together some cute decor pieces to use around the home or at the dinner table. Some of these would also make great hostess gifts for the holiday season! Besides the ones I featured in the collage above, there were a few more that caught my eye...

11/6/18

The Random Things I Have Been Buying on Amazon




Sweater | Jeans (similar here and here) | Slippers | All my home office decor is linked here

Is there any rhyme or reason to Amazon purchases? Nope. They are completely random for me as I'm sure they are for you. I was never a huge Amazon shopper but that is slowly beginning to change as I find myself ordering things on there every couple of weeks. I thought I would share my recent order history from the past few months.

1. Spearmint tea - I love either Peppermint or Spearmint tea. However Spearmint is harder to find so I ended up ordering some on Amazon when I couldn't find it in store.

2. Stainless steel straws - I wanted reusable straws for when I get coffee or drinks to go so I can cut down on my straw usage. 

3. Food pouches for Miles - While Miles is fully eating any and all foods, he has his fussy days and will always take a pouch so we keep them on hand. This is my favorite brand to order for him.

4. Sleep sack for Miles - Miles sleeps in this every night (it was one of my top 20 first year baby essentials - read that post here) so I find myself needing to order one of these every few months.

5. Cup holder for Miles' stroller - Goodness, I just realized that I have become quite the Amazon shopper since having Miles. Ha! When I need something random for him, I always check here first. A cup holder for his stroller was my most recent need. I have nowhere to put my drinks when out with him and this one works with any stroller. 

6. Popcorn boxes - I needed these for Miles' baseball themed party and they were perfect. 

7. Striped straws - Another thing that I picked up for Miles' birthday party. However, these will be perfect for the holidays as well!

8. Baseball sign for Miles' party - I was scouring Pinterest for decor ideas for his party and loved the little concessions sign I came across.

9. Phone tripod - Danielle from The Style and Beauty Doctor was talking about this little contraption on her insta-stories and I bought one immediately.  It is so sturdy and holds the phone perfectly. 

10. No show socks - Yup, these are awesome. Comfortable and don't show at all! I usually go barefoot in all my shoes and boots but now I don't have to with these!

11. Mason jars - Another decor item for Miles' birthday party but to be honest, having mason jars around the house is a necessity! They come in handy for the most random things and are so versatile in home decor.

12. Bug spray - My mom was looking for an all natural bug spray and this one had great reviews!

13. Face wipes for Miles - I go through a TON of these every month so I needed to stock up. They have the best scent and clean his face/hands easily.

14. Vital Proteins - Everyone in my entire household (except Miles....for now LOL) takes this collagen powder. So a restock was in order.

What is the last thing you bought on Amazon? Let me know!

11/5/18

Outdoorsy

Pullover - J.Crew | Jeans - AG | Boots - Marc Fisher | Bag - Chloe | Sunglasses - Illesteva (similar here)

I don't consider myself super outdoorsy but I do love exploring beautiful places. Stan and I ventured out a few weeks ago and spent the day enjoying the most beautiful fall day. The area we visited had some pretty popular hiking spots so I wore these boots that are the perfect mix of comfortable and cute. They were easy to walk around in yet still suitable for climbing up some of the paths and trails that led to a gorgeous view. A simple fuzzy fleece jacket was perfect for the cool air and on this day I wore a tank top underneath, but it layers easily over a turtleneck or long sleeved tee for when it gets colder. 

On another note, thank you for all the sweet comments and messages about Miles' first birthday yesterday! We had such a wonderful time celebrating with friends and Miles enjoyed every minute of the celebration which makes my heart explode with joy. He is such a happy little boy and his excitement for life is contagious and wonderful to be around. I am looking forward to the holidays this year especially because he is so much more active and expressive with all the things around him. I am planning on putting up my tree this week because I know if I wait too long, the time will pass so quickly and it will be Thanksgiving! Ugh, time never moves this fast in February or March. LOL 

With the cold weather fast approaching, I rounded up a ton of other fleece jackets in the widget below! Also, be sure to check out The Fall Shop which I have recently updated. 

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