Sunday, December 21, 2014

Mountain Time..








SWEATER: Francesca's c/o | DENIM: Denim & Blue via Macy's c/o (similiar style here) | WHITE TEE: BP (my fave!) | BOOTIES: Tory Burch (almost identical here & here) | BEANIE: Zappos (John & I have a collection of these in all colors!) | BAG: Gucci (love this one!) | NECKLACE: BaubleBar | RINGS: BaubleBar (here, here, here, & here) | WATCH: Michele | BRACELETS: David Yurman, Brandy Pham c/o | LIPS: #26

John, Fitz, & I left yesterday a.m. for Colorado Springs for a quick getaway! It is definitely a change in scenery compared the the flat lands of Oklahoma, that is for sure! As soon as we checked in I pulled this cozy Francesca's sweater out of my bag, threw it on with a white tee, & ran outside and started taking in the beautiful mountain air while Fitz ran around like crayyyyy. (ha!) Then we drove up to Denver to grab dinner & go to the mall. Today we are planning on going to the Garden of the Gods & Pikes Peak!

If you are still looking for the perfect Holiday pieces for an event or party (or NYE party!), make sure to check out Francesca's online to see some festive, fun looks!

Brought to your by Francesca's.

Friday, December 19, 2014

Rugby Stripes..






 VEST: old (very similar) | SWEATER: Forever 21 (sold out) (similar here) | DENIM: AG | BOOTIES: Tory Burch (similar & in stock) | BEANIE: Savoir Faire (sold out) (similar) | BAG: Louis Vuitton (MM) (similar) | SUNGLASSES: Ray-Ban | NECKLACE: BaubleBar c/o | BRACELETS: David Yurman, Brandy Pham c/o | RINGS: David Yurman, BaubleBar | LIPS: 'Rebel' | WATCH: Michael Kors

This vest has been in my closet for a few years now and I love it so much & get so much wear out of it. Earlier this fall these vests were available but they sold out so quickly so I was excited to see it back in stock! If you are on the hunt for one - I would definitely snag this one up!!

I hope everyone has a great weekend! John is off tomorrow and we are going on a little family road trip!! I am pretty thrilled because John doesn't get to go on many trips with his intern year schedule. Fitzy baby is coming, too (of course!). Fitz is a super good traveler - he sleeps the second the car starts moving so its pretty easy!

I hope you all have a safe & warm weekend w/ safe travels! Thank you so much for reading.


Thursday, December 18, 2014

Patched..






JACKET: BP (similar here, here, & here) | SWEATER: Chicwish c/o | DENIM: Nordstrom (only $64) | BOOTIES: Steve Madden (on sale!) |  BAG: Gucci (love this one - similar style) | RING: David Yurman | BRACELET: Brandy Pham c/o | WATCH: Michael Kors | SUNGLASSES: Ray-Ban | NECKLACES: BaubleBar here, here c/o | LIPS: 'Heat Wave' | EARRINGS: BaubleBar 

Lately, I've been really loving grey everything.. or taupe. When I saw that these Steve Madden booties were on sale I had to snag them. I loved the pointed toe & lace-up front... they are definitely not your typical bootie. And of course, when I saw these jeans w/the buffalo plaid patch work- under $100 I was thrilled.

Hope you all are having a great week! Thank you for stopping by..

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Gifts for That Guy..

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In case you are still on the hunt for a perfect gift for that guy - being your boyfriend, husband, dad, FIL, brother, etc. this gift guide should cover the bases. My family is really easy, I think, because my dad, John, my brother (Paul), &  my BIL (Chad), are all oddly similar. All four of them are very athletic, love sports, & fitness. Being completely honest- my dad is in the best shape out of the 4 I think (sorry y'all!). Anyway, they would all love a pair of tennis shoes or a Jawbone wristband... and at the same time, they would all like a good pair of house shoes. Why? Oh, because they all four sit around watching ESPN at night/weekends (drives. me. bonkers.). We actually got my dad the UGG Austrailia house shoes (#6) when I was in college and he still wears them to this day. As for the preppy side.. John lets me pick out his nicer clothes and my brother has pretty good taste - so they'd both like a nice, quality pair of denim (on sale of course..) & casual/cute jacket.

Oh and all of this is available at Nordstrom! I really like Nordstrom for that very reasons - they have everything available online - for all members of my family. AND, free shipping which is a deal breaker for me! Plus, if you order someone the wrong size they have free returns making it even easier.

Brought to your by Nordstrom.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Pinkalicious..








SWEATER: Nordstrom | DENIM: Dittos c/o (last season - this season's similar) | SCARF: Nasty Gal (also in grey) | PUMPS: Topshop c/o (similar) (I'm craving these.) | CLUTCH: Clare Vivier (25% off today HERE!) | SUNGLASSES: Ray-Ban (also available here) | EARRINGS: BaubleBar | WATCH: Michele | BRACELET: Mindy Mae's Market c/o (Sold out - available here.) | RINGS: David Yurman, BaubleBar | LIPS: #26 | BRACELETS: Brandy Pham c/o, David Yurman

I mean, what else does a Reading Specialist//former Kindergarten teacher's daughter name a post where she's wearing pink everything?! If you have kids/nieces/etc. or are a teacher.. or just have any exposure to children's books - Pinkalicious is a book about a little girl who loves pink everything! It's a cute one, a personal favorite since I can relate (aside from Chicka Chicka Boom Boom!).

On the other hand, I highly recommend this chunky, massive, cozy & soft scarf from Nasty Gal! It's definitely functional for staying warm - but I think it makes an even better accessory. :) By the way, Fitz has agrees - he thinks it makes a great toy..

Sidenote - I have had people ask about how I wrap my scarves - and I did this one just the way I do my blanket scarves. I put the middle of it at the front of my neck and toss the ends behind me. Then switch the ends to where they cross behind my neck - the trick is that I tuck the ends back IN to the scarf as opposed to letting them hang next to the scarf. (I'm re-reading this wondering if it makes sense.. I hope it does!)

PS. PIPERLIME IS running a 25% off site wide sale today! My leopard Clare V clutch is part of the sale!
AND! Shopbop is running 20% off their sale items.


Sunday, December 14, 2014

How I Contour & Highlight..

For those of your who asked the lipstick here is "Barbara". My watch is here

If you are looking for my DAILY MAKEUP ROUTINE (includes mascara, brows, etc.) - find it here. PS. I've recently added this - my new fave mascara.

Today I made a super, super quick contour VIDEO! I did a pictorial once but people seemed to continue asking for a video so voila! Many of you are aware that I am not a makeup guru - at all! But I do enjoy answering your questions and sharing what I use so I hope this helps. We moved on Saturday and have been unpacking all day today (aside from Church) so I more or less threw this together so I apologize about the quality & lack of creativity. :) OH! And, I have so much respect for You-Tubers - I had to record that Voiceover 10x because I couldn't get all the details in quickly enough. 
Products Used:
 NARS Ita Brush (buy  it while you can - I had to wait 6mos on it!)
Anastasia Contour Kit (Havanna is the dark shade I used. Banana is the yellow shade for setting the concealer. Sand is the shimmery shade that really highlights!) *GIFT IDEA*
Cover Girl Ready Set Gorgeous in Fair (just started using it - usually use this)
Bronzing Brush - Mac 129 (nose)
Blush Brush (Mac 109)

This is not on the video but I do use THIS spray 2x in between powder and after powder for setting the look & making it look less makeup-y.

Necklaces: BaubleBar (here & here). 

Friday, December 12, 2014

Neutral + Black








SWEATER: ShopbellaC c/o | LEGGINGS: Nordstrom | BOOTIES: Zappos | BAG: Rebecca Minkoff (similar style) | SUNGLASSES: Ray-Ban | EARRINGS: Nadri | RINGS: David Yurman, BaubleBar | BRACELETS: David Yurman, Alex & Ani, Brandy Pham c/o | WATCH: Michael Kors | LIPS: 'Michiyo' - crazy over this formula!

Our little Fitzy baby is getting big & I don't like it! John and I have this theory that he is entering his 'terrible twos' (LOL) right now because some of things he recently started doing. It is hilarious but so bad! Like, turning over the trashcan in my office - emptying it out - then going inside of it and digging (as if it is dirt?!). Oh, can't forget - he shreds the paper after he empties the trashcan. John noticed that he is losing teeth and new ones are growing in so I think he just really needs to be chewing on something all day to make his gums feel better.

Do y'all have big plans for the weekend?! Christmas shopping perhaps? My parents are coming up in the morning to help us with the move - I am not excited about moving but I am happy to get to be with them! 

Have a great weekend! Thank you for reading.

 

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