Thursday, October 20, 2016

pink + red

I can't say red and pink are two colors I typically would pair together - especially since it brings to mind hearts and flowers and all things Valentines - but I've been trying to come up with ways to transition my beloved midi skirts into fall, and when I saw the two colors together (shamefully when tossed into the same clothes pile) I thought I'd give it a whirl.

I'm not completely sold on the color combo, but that may be because I don't feel like I'm looking 100% these days. Too much stress = bags under the eyes, a bloated face and a couple of extra pounds. Bleh. But anyway, keeping it real here folks, a girl can't look glamorous every day. :) But not to fret, glorious - much needed - vacation is only one short week away!

skirt: J. Crew (similarlast worn here
necklace: Loft (cute alternativelast worn here
bracelets: J. Crew Factory (exact pave link) and Loft (similar)
earrings: Kendra Scott (exact)

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Tuesday, October 18, 2016

bare toes

Your eyes are not deceiving you...I am flaunting bare toes in the middle of October. Since it's still all super warm in Florida, I thought, why not? If I can't wear my beloved scarves, might as well rock the sandals. Or something like that anyway...

However sandals are one of my favorite things, so I can't complain too much. In my perfect world it would be scarf and sandal weather all day everyday. :) Maybe I should work on a light scarf/sandal ensemble...#outfitgoals

tee: Loft (exact)
pants: The Limited (exact) last worn here
sandals: American Eagle (cute alternative) last worn here
necklace: Kendra Scott (exact) last worn here
earrings: Stella and Dot (exact)
bracelet: Bourbon and Boweties (exact)
watch: Fossil (similar style face with a leather band)

Speaking of things I love right now, how fun is this rose gold Kendra Scott nail polish? A birthday present from the hubs, I've had it in on my toes for almost three weeks and it still looks great with zero chipping or touch ups. Not trying to sell you on it, just wanted to let you know how pleased I've been with it!

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Sunday, October 16, 2016

thoughts and whatnots: 10.16.16

mellow yellow: one  |  two  |  three

blog love:

on teal and polka dots:

favorite sales:

  • what I'm reading: "Meet Me at the Cupcake Cafe" by Jenny Colgan. It's sweet and fun, just how I like my novels. :)
  • what I'm watching: Still working through Chuck on Netflix...the pressure is on since it's going away Nov. 1. :(
  • what I'm crushing on: Pretty much all of Modcloth's cardigans, but especially this lady-like teal one, this gray and yellow plaid belted cardi and this fun charcoal gray zippered one
  • what I'm looking forward to: Only two weeks until vacation. Ready for the mountains!

Friday, October 14, 2016

project 366: september

In an effort to capture more of the everyday moments, I'm using my iPhone to take a picture each day for a year. I'm a week late in posting, but better late than never right? Without further ado, here's a few of my favorites/most memorable from September:

September 15: First PSL of the season. Deliciousness.

September 18: Mini-puddle jumper.

September 24: Pumpkin picking and and corn maze adventures at Cypress Cattle & Produce.

September 26: Happy birthday to me!

September 30: Can't get enough of this sweet face.

and a gif of all 30 days...

Want to see more? Check out August, July, June, May, April, March, February and January's wrap ups.

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

mom style remix: jackets

Since it's still all miserably hot in North Florida, today's jacket inspired #momstyleremix features a compilation of past jacket looks. Can it please cool off now, pretty please? :) I've got a serious case of jacket envy.

look #1: layered up
jacket: Old Navy (similar)  |  sweatshirt: Loft (similar)  |  shirt: Loft (similar) |  pants: Loft (similar)  |   boots: Arturo Chiang (exact)  |  clutch: Clare V. (exact)  |  necklace: Kendra Scott (exact)  |  watch: Fossil (same face with a leather band)  |  bracelet: Bourbon and Boweties (exact)

Let's jump in with perhaps my favorite look of the bunch - a canvas jacket layered over a striped sweatshirt, dotted top, cozy leggings and riding boots. I originally put this look together for Mom Style Remix: sweatshirts, and I'm still waiting (okay, not so patiently waiting) for it to cool off so I can wear it in real life.

look #2: pop of color
jacket: Old Navy (similar)  |  jeans: American Eagle (similar)  |  sweater: J. Crew Factory (similar)  |  scarf: Charming Charlie  |  purse: Coach (current version) |  shoes: Madewell (similar)  |  watch: Fossil (same face with a leather band)  |  bracelet: Moorea Seal (similar)

Another Mom Style Remix throwback, but I'm still a fan of the fun pop of pink in an otherwise neutral look.

look #3: chambray and striped kicks
jacket: Old Navy (similar)  |   chambray: J. Crew Factory (exact)  |  tee: Loft (similar)   |   jeans: American Eagle (similar)  |  sneakers: Sperry (exact)  |  bag: Coach (current version)  |   necklace: Kendra Scott (exact)  |  watch: Fossil (same face with a leather band)  
Originally from Mom Style Remix: sneakers, this look is all about natural, casual layers with a pair of fun, striped sneakers and pops of cognac.

look #4: dressed up
jacket: Old Navy (similar)  |  tee: Target (similar)  |  skirt: Boden (similar)  |  sandals: Target (similar)  |   necklaces: JewelMint (similar pendant) and Anne Emma Jewelry via Etsy (similar teardrop)

Inspired by Merrick, this outfit is all about elevating a basic look. Perfect for work or weekend, the pencil skirt is dressy but the casual jacket and flats help tone down the look.

look #5:simply casual
jacket: Old Navy (similar)  |   shirt: Loft (similar)  |  shorts: Loft (similar)  |   sneakers: Sperry (exact)  |  bag: Sole Society (exact)  |  necklace: Loft (similar)  |  watch: Fossil (same face with a leather band)  

Florida's tricky this time of year since it's still hot during the day, but decidedly chilly at night. Another look from Mom Style Remix: sneakers, this outfit is perfect for warm days with shorts and cool nights with a chic jacket.

look #6: stripes and leopard print
jacket: J. Crew Factory (retail version)  |  shirt: Loft (similar)  |  jeans: The Limited (similar)  |   shoes: Madewell (similar)  |  necklace: Kendra Scott (exact)   

I found this jacket last year in store at J. Crew Factory and it's quickly become one of my favorites in my closet. I first wore it on the blog a year ago with black and white stripes, and apparently stuck with a black and white theme...

look #7: a gray sweater
jacket: J. Crew Factory (retail version)  |  sweater: J. Crew Factory (similar)  |  shirt: Loft (similar) |  jeans: Banana Republic (similar)  |    shoes: Madewell (similar)  |  necklace: Kendra Scott (exact)  |  watch: Fossil (same face with a leather band)  

...See, told ya last winter I had a black and white theme going with black jeans and a dotted top layered under a cozy gray sweater. :) 

look #8: for the love of dots
jacket: J. Crew Factory (retail version)  |  shirt: Loft  |  pants: Loft (similar)  |   boots: Arturo Chiang (exact)  |  bag: Coach (current version)  |   necklace: Kendra Scott (exact)  |  watch: Fossil (same face with a leather band)    

Black and white dots and leggings, what's not to love? This outfit was warm and comfortable - two of my cool weather outfit musts.

Thanks to Anne and Jenn for hosting the #momstyleremix series! Be sure to check out the other linkup for some great jacket inspiration.

Want more #momstyleremix? Check out my chambray, colored bottoms, T-shirts, cardigans, sneakers, sweatshirts and jeans remixes! 

Monday, October 10, 2016


I've been saying for weeks if I could just finish my magazine project for work, life would return to normal. At least that's how it's gone in year's prior. Crazy busy in the fall, with a blessed reprieve by the end of September. Well, that's not exactly what happened this year. I did finish the magazine, but ironically I've been just as busy - if not busier - since then. It's been a mad dash of playing catch up at work and home, running around like a crazy thing and still not back to consistent posting. But hang with me, I've got some great posts in the works - including this tomorrow's installment of #momstyleremix - and this year's version of my viewed post - the Five Day Getaway Fall Packing List - coming later this month.

In the meantime, here's some fun pictures I took all the way back in July - yikes time has flown - but I actually think this look more fall appropriate anyway with the pop of mustard and fun boots. So, it all worked out I suppose. :)

dress: J. Crew Factory (similar)
cardigan: Loft (similarlast worn here
boots: Joules (exact)
necklace: Kendra Scott (exactlast worn here
watch: Fossil (exact face with a leather band)
bracelets: J. Crew Factory (exact pave pink) and Bourbon and Boweties (exact pearl)
earrings: Reeds (exact, inexpensive similar)

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Wednesday, October 5, 2016


currently I am...

cheers-ing: the completion of my largest work project of the year! After a bit of catch-up this week, life is finally settling back to normal - no more late nights and extra hours at work - just in time for my favorite season - bring on pumpkin spice everything. :)

organizing: nothing at the moment, but I have plans to tackle my closet in the very near future. Amazing how quickly that space get so, so messy so quickly...

dreaming: of our upcoming family vacation to Gatlinburg. Bring on the cool temps, cozy scarves and fun times with family!

buying: all the yarn. Something about fall makes me want to make all the cozy knitted things.

listening: to Ingrid Michaelson's new(ish) album, "It Doesn't Have to Make Sense."

Sharing with Anne and co-host Jacqui for Currently. Each month features a series of prompts that may be interpreted any way you wish.