Tuesday, March 13, 2018

At Home Gel Like Manicure

Something you might not know about me?! 
I love getting my nails done.  Like go every 2 weeks, never miss an appointment type of LOVE. 
For the past three years, I've gotten shellac manicures every 2-3 weeks and over time, my nails have become super thin and brittle. But to be honest, I keep getting them done because I love how clean & gorgeous the shellac looks, that it stays on for over two weeks and that I don't have to wait under the dreaded fan for them to dry, only to walk out and smudge them in my car. (Seriously though, how frustrating is that?!)

One of my most asked questions in my Instagram inbox is "what nail color is that?!"
And if you know me, you know that I have three go-to colors....."Mod About You" (non gel version here),  "Taupe-less Beach" (non gel version here), & "Let's Be Friends" (super hard to get a hold of and sold out all the time).

Friday, March 9, 2018

Loft Try On & 40% Off Sale

Another day, another Loft sale!
One of my favorite things about Loft is that there is ALWAYS a sale. And if there isn't, wait a couple of days because whatever item you want will definitely be discounted a few days later. 
Right now, EVERYTHING is 40% off with the code "NEWNOW".
Yes girlfriend, you heard that right, EVERYTHING.

If you've followed me for a while, you know that I love love love the Lou & Grey collection at Loft. They have the softest and most comfortable pieces. Really though, if you haven't tried them, grab something from this sale! When Lou & Grey's on sale...JUMP ON IT.

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Splurge vs. Steal - Spring Edition

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Nine | Ten | Eleven | Twelve | Thirteen | Fourteen | Fifteen | Sixteen

And just like that, it's MARCH.
It might still be chilly where you live but everyone is itching for all things spring. Spring style is in full force and I'm feeling the need for a tropical vacation like STAT.
Can I bring my one month old?!
In the fall, I did a fall edition of "Splurge vs. Steal" and you all LOVED it! What does that tell me?! That A LOT of you want designer fashion for the upcoming seasons but maybe you don't want to pay a pretty penny. (Fun fact: This post was actually one of my top viewed posts of 2017. Interested?! You can check it out here).

Friday, March 2, 2018

February's Top Ten

Well that month flew by! 
Maybe because I brought a tiny human into the world it seemed to go by faster?!
We welcomed our sweet girl Eloise Hayes on February 7th, so to say that the month of February was one of the highlights of my year so far is an understatement.

You all LOVED my January's Top Ten post last month (over 2000 views!) so I'm thinking these monthly recap posts are a HIT! 
Oh, and yes.....
There will continue to be a giveaway at the end of these posts every month as it is my way of saying thank you for following along, shopping my links, reading my posts and for just being amazing!

To sum it up again, these posts will be recapping the top ten items you guys shopped for with my links in the previous month. Either via my Instagram or blog, I get monthly analytics where I'm able to see how many of you shopped a certain item or link and how many of you guys clicked on it. This is SO helpful for me, because I'm able to see what you guys are loving and what you are shopping for the most (hello neutral comfy pieces!)

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Shopbop SALE

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 Nine | Ten | Eleven | Twelve | Thirteen | Fourteen | Fifteen

It's here!
Other than the Nordstrom Half Yearly sale, the Buy More Save More Shopbop sale is one of the best sales of the year!
Because you can get those designer, high end pieces that NEVER go on sale for up to 25% off! For example, these pricey designer sunnies never go on sale....until NOW! (ps. they are worth EVERY penny...I seriously wear them all the time and you need them for spring!)

I've put together my favorites in this post, some of these items I have and others I'm adding to my cart as I type this! (Like this bag....it's SO perfect for spring!)

I'll be sharing more of the sale in the next couple of days over on my Instagram stories so make sure you follow along over there!

Happy shopping!
And don't forget to use code "GOBIG18" at checkout!

Thursday, February 22, 2018

10 Things I've Learned In My First Couple Of Weeks As A New Mom

I've been a new mama now for about 2 weeks.
Do I have it all down?
HA! That's funny.
 Not at all.
BUT, there are a few things that I learned, used, and experienced in my first two weeks that I thought might be helpful to share with some of you. Whether you are about to be a new mom, are on your third kid or are saving posts for the day when you decide to jump into motherhood, some of these little tips I would have liked to have known about before little Eloise was born. So in turn, I thought I'd share them with you so that you can be better prepared!

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Eloise's Nursery

I'm so excited to finally show you a look into our sweet Eloise's nursery!
Decorating a space has always been super fun for me, so I knew that creating a chic Parisian inspired nursery was going to be right up my alley.
I'm extremely detail oriented (ask anyone who came to our wedding) so every piece and detail in this nursery was thought out, dreamed of and put into a specific place.

We went with light blush pink and white tones with gold accents to keep the look clean, chic and crisp. Starting to decorate a nursery from scratch can be totally overwhelming so, if I had to give you one tip for starting your nursery decorating process, it would be to pick the colors you want first and stick with those when finding pieces to fill the room. It makes it easier to decorate if you stick with a couple of colors that go really well together and think of a theme ahead of time. You will see that when you start to add items and put everything together, the colors will flow and everything will go together well easily!