The Holidays Are Coming!

Posted on: Tuesday, November 13, 2018

I am OVER THE TOP excited for the holiday season! 

We are mostly traveling to see family; however, we will have weekend guests and host a few happy hours. This is the first year that I'm going to decorate a bit and even get a tree! I love prepping our home for guests. Weather its making sure we have extra coffee mugs for slow mornings, or barware for fun evenings I like to go into the event feeling organized. Small things can make a big difference for me like having bed linens sorted (I store each set inside one of the pillowcases) or fresh flowers around the house. I've rounded up some "finishing touches" that would make my home feel complete and ready to entertain. I may actually need this recipe shaker. It's a cheat sheet for serving up the most popular cocktails. Just twist the outer sleeve to reveal each recipe. It would also make a great hostess gift.

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Design Finds that won't completely break your budget

Posted on: Wednesday, November 7, 2018

I'm all about high low when it comes to fashion and decor! Invest in what you love, but don't forget to shop around and see if you like the look for less just as much. Shop budget friendly options below. 
(Find the french blue skirted table here and the petite ink art figure portrait is here for only $44)


Back to Black

Posted on: Monday, October 29, 2018

This color works across the board- home decor + fashion. Here are my picks to get back to black:

The image of this kitchen stopped me in my tracks! Luckily, I recognized the Enzo Mari Apple and Pear Poster so you too can get the look. Such a bold yet simplistic piece of art. 
Not exactly black but these grey plates inspired by transferware are the perfect addition to your thanksgiving tablescape. A set of four salad plates are only $47.96 and they are both microwave and dishwasher safe.
Speaking of Thanksgiving how chic is this velvet blazer for the holiday? Emerson Fry always gets it right! Love that you can pair the blazer easily with pants, jeans, or even a silk skirt  (featured above). But, be sure to also check out the matching velvet pant. The paper bag style waist is perfection!
I have the black over the knee boots above and find them to be so versatile! I wear them with jeans, dresses, and skirts. I plan to pair them with these comfy high rise leggings from Addison Bay. They have the look of leather pants but the comfort of a legging- basically a total win!

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Currently Coveting

Posted on: Wednesday, October 24, 2018

J. Crew is killing it for me lately and everything is 30% off with the code CHILL
My picks featured above:

This satin bow scrunchie is offered in three colors and will elevate any t-shirt and jeans outfit. A tee and jeans usually turns into a turtleneck or sweater around this time of year and I love that the classic white sweater above has been updated with it's on trend balloon sleeve. Another classic staple is the stadium coat and the two-toned blue and white wrap option above is MAJOR. Lastly, the REVERSIBLE puffer jacket! Two coats in one is always a good idea and I LOVE the Liberty London dark floral print. The colorway is seasonally appropriate and was inspired by a print in their archives. Take a closer look and you'll see singing birds, a mix of teeny pansies, bell flowers, and daisies. This baby is already in my cart. Remember when I mentioned the quilted reversible Tory Burch coat? Love it but think a price tag of $998 is completely BANANAS. This coat is the perfect replacement piece.
Not pictured are a few teddy coats like this color block option, and this smokey wisteria color that I would pair with these kicks. The teddy coat featured above is one that I've had for the past two years and they brought it back this season! OBSESSED with it and find if to be so warm and cozy.

Beauty Buzz

 I was on FaceTime with my sister the other day and she was straight up GLOWING! She gave full credit to this new oil she's using. It is definitely my next beauty buy. Speaking of glow, I'm on my second bottle of Pixie Glow Tonic and highly recommend it. 
I chopped all my hair off and got a Keratin treatment which was a total "mom move". I love that I can let my hair air dry and am going to try using a bit of the Bumble and Bumble surf spray for those wavy hair days.
I've read nothing but good reviews for this Waleda skin food moisturizer. People say their skin just drinks it up. With colder months ahead and harsh wind that whips through the city there is no reason not to try this TWELVE dollar cream.
MASCARA is the only makeup I really wear and have opinions about. I've been addicted to Dior Black Out because more is more when it comes to my lashes. I still love it but find that it flakes a bit and settles under my eye at times (especially during the day- worn at night theres less time for it to flake and it generally doesn't). 
My new go-to is this magic in a bottle. It gets every single teeny tiny lash and is flawless. It was given to me by my mothers friend just after I had our daughter and its my new go-to mom gift because nothing can make you feel more pulled together (when you're actually a hot mess) like a quick swipe of mascara.
*I prep my lashes prior to mascara with this lash primer and I use this growth serum. I've used it for years and consider it the holy grail because IT WORKS, and you cant beat the price compared to similar serums.

Any products you are loving lately? You can shop all of my beauty picks right here.

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Halogen x Atlantic-Pacific

Posted on: Monday, October 22, 2018

Are you shopping Blair Eadie's new collaboration at Nordstrom? Check everything out here

I love that the line has an accessible price point and offers such versatility. Blair has done all the work for you so its easy to mix, match, and pair accessories to create cohesive looks. I grabbed this blazer, this dress, the fun skirt pictured above, and a belt. 
If I were in an office setting I would absolutely go for the suiting looks. The plaid is a timeless print updated by a modern silhouette. The lilac has the same menswear inspired vibes but the super girly color creates such a fun juxtaposition! The blazers are perfect broken up and paired with denim. I'd also pair the plaid with my black coated denim, or any pair of leather pants.
I have my eyes on these shoes but just cant decide between silver or navy!
What's your favorite piece in the collection?

Congratulations, Blair!

Fall Staples

Posted on: Wednesday, October 17, 2018

SO happy that the temps are finally dropping! 
Here are a few staples I'm drawn to this season:


Fall Feels

Posted on: Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Loving the new Mignonne Gavigan x St. Frank collection - especially the Kuba Scarf necklace. I have two necklaces and always get the nicest compliments when I wear them (especially this versatile pearl one)
May update our entryway table to this little guy. I would just change out the nob to this.
Tory Burch pricing is getting slightly out of hand IMHO
I LOVE this quilted coat but definitely am not willing to pay $998. Trying to find a similar piece ;)
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Back to school vibes: Bedroom Refresh

Posted on: Thursday, September 6, 2018

Back to school was always exciting for me in college because I LOVED decorating my different rooms. We all had singles so there was no coordinating with a roommate. Seeing all of the back to school posts lately has me thinking that I need a little bedroom refresh myself. This is the direction I'm headed in. 
I just grabbed this bamboo side table and this quilt
I'm sold on using these sconces once we are in a "forever space" 
I had this book for years, then gifted it to my sister. I think it's time for another copy!
Also obsessing over these plates and presently have four on hold here. Love the idea of hanging them on a wall.

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All the things....

Posted on: Monday, August 27, 2018

My vibe tends to be traditional, boho, prep, and little bit "rocker". 
Fairly eclectic, no?

"Calico" fabric (top right) by Carolina Irving. Is this not perfection? I would love to use this fabric for something... anything!

The glass funnel beaker lamp is 25% off with the code: LABORDAY!

Shop the other picks below: Animal print is going to be everywhere this fall. Love incorporating it as a skirt with boots! Eager to try the trend without breaking the bank- check out this option for under $30


Posted on: Friday, August 17, 2018


Happy Friday!

I've been on an organizational kick lately and am trying to keep things neat and streamlined. I grabbed these cabinet turntables to organize products below the bathroom sinks, and I've loved them so far. I can just spin them around to grab whatever product I need. It's organized, and out of sight! If you were to have one out on the counter I would try this marble option. (I use a blue and white small tray to display everyday products like thisthisthisthis and this) If you're interested you can check out all of my favorite beauty products here.

With fall coming, transitional clothing is the smart buy. I just grabbed this 50 dollar option to wear now and later pair with these boots (LOVE) these booties (can walk all day in) and my printed scarf / cashmere scarf.
I'm also loving this drape front coat in white, this mohair blend sweater (under $100 & would pair nicely with white jeans), and this under $90 option with beautiful sleeves and an open zig zag eyelet stitch knit.

Speaking of fall, have you seen that Arielle from Something Navy is launching a line exclusively at Nordstrom? I've been following the sneak peeks over here.

Have a great weekend!

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