Friday, December 29, 2017

My Favorite Purchases of 2017


I hope you all had an amazing holiday with family and friends! 
Can you believe that in a couple of days we will be starting a brand new year?!
This year was super fun for me as it was my second year of blogging and I felt like things really fell into place for me & my "space on the internet".
I was a great year of deals, sales and some really amazing purchases.

I thought that I would go over my favorite and best purchases of 2017 as most of them I wore & used throughout the entire year and will continue to use well into 2018. I call these investment pieces! From beauty products to shoes to coats, these were my most loved, worn and favorite purchases of 2017!
Let's jump in!

Tuesday, December 26, 2017

After Christmas Sales

Christmas has come and gone and now it's time to shop some sales!
Something on your list you didn't get?! It's probably marked down and now is the time to snatch it up. I've created this post to share my favorite sale finds and make it easy for you to shop all the discounts going on all in one spot!
Keep checking back here throughout the day as I'll keep updating this post with some great finds.
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Nordstrom - Half Yearly Sale - Up to 50% off selected sale items

H&M - Up to 70% off select items

Goodnight Macaroon - 30% off EVERYTHING sitewide with code "JOY30" & free express shipping on orders over $150

Loft - 50% off EVERYTHING with code "WRAPITUP"

Express - 50% off EVERYTHING

Abercrombie & Fitch - 40%-60% off everything sitewide

American Eagle - $10 off $50 or more
                                $25 off $100 or more
                                $40 off $150 or more
                             With code MERRY

Stella & Dot - Winter sale up to 60% off

Old Navy - Up to 60% off sitewide

Gap - 40% off sitewide with code WISH

Pottery Barn - 25% off your purchase with code DL44-RNVV-XFZ8

J.Crew Factory - Up to 60% off sale items with code "Sixty"

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

5 Essential Wardrobe Pieces During Pregnancy


We are less than a week from Christmas! 
Presents are wrapped, cookies are baked and I'm so ready for some relaxation by the Christmas tree.
I'm continuing to stay off holiday blog content this week as we are really down to the wire and I know a lot of you are "shopped out" or done with shopping. 
If you aren't, don't worry!
I'm still updating the "Gifts Under $50" tab everyday and you can still find my "Holiday Gift Guide" tab at the top of my blog page if you still need gift ideas or last minute inspiration.

Monday, December 18, 2017

My Simple Everyday Makeup Routine


Happy Monday everyone!
I'm taking a little break from holiday content today to bring you a post that I keep getting a ton of questions about!
About a month or so ago, I did a "get ready with me" on my Instagram stories sharing how I apply my everyday simple makeup.
Well, you all LOVED it and gave me some amazing feedback (because you guys are literally the BEST), but it was only on my Instagram stories for 24 hours. After it was gone, I kept getting a lot of questions about which products I used, if I had saved the video, etc.
SO....I decided to dedicate a whole post, link all the products AND upload the Instagram story onto YouTube so that you can watch it again and have all the product details all in one spot! 

Friday, December 15, 2017

Stocking Stuffer Ideas


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Now that we have big gift ideas out of the way, let's talk stockings!
I love filling my sister's stocking every year as it's always a great way to be creative and give some little gifts that she might not be expecting.
When creating this stocking stuffer guide, I decided to keep it under $25 because I thought that was TOTALLY realistic and within a good price range. Now, don't get me wrong, I do go to the Target travel section and grab toothpaste, bobby pins, hairspray, gum, etc, but I also love sneaking a couple of bigger items in my sister's stocking as well. Like how fun is this travel manicure set?! I received a similar one of these as a gift a couple of years ago and I use it ALL the time when I'm traveling.

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Best Holiday Beauty Sets For Under $100


We are less than two weeks from Christmas!
Who's ready!? 
I'm spending this week wrapping gifts, getting organized and yes, I'm still unpacking! 
Who ever knew that two people could have so much stuff! Let's be real.....75% of it is mine but we don't need to get into those details. :) 
Let's get back to the main topic - holiday gifts. 
Speaking of wrapping gifts, one of my favorite presents to give my girlfriends during the holidays are beauty sets. So many retailers put together cute little gift-able sets with some of their best products for such a great deal. This is also a great time to snatch up some products for yourself as you can try out the smaller version first without buying the full size product! 
This year there are SO many amazing beauty sets for under $100, so I thought I would share them on here for you, in case you needed some last minute beauty gifts for the ladies in your life!

Monday, December 11, 2017

Holiday Cards With Minted

 

One of my absolute favorite things about the holidays are getting cards from friends and family in the mail every year. Life gets crazy for everyone and the year sometimes flies by, so it's nice to get an updated picture every year from loved ones around the holidays. Another one of my favorite things about holiday cards?! Displaying them in our home! It's so fun at the end of the year to see all of your loved ones pictures as a part of your holiday home decor!

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Holiday Gift Guide For The Hostess

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Tis the season for holiday parties galore! 
When it comes to attending a party, it's always nice to bring a little something for the host to say "thank you". It doesn't have to be something crazy expensive or big but giving a little gift really lets the hostess know you appreciate them taking the time to throw a party and invite you over. It may be a little "old school", but I know that whenever I throw a party and a guest brings me a little something, it says a lot about that person! And I always remember that sweet gesture!

Friday, December 1, 2017

The Everyday Cardigan For Under $30


Another day another cardigan.
But really, sweater weather is here for good now and my go-to everyday outfit usually always includes an easy everyday cardigan. Did I mention easy?! Throw on jeans, a solid color tee, a hat & a cardigan, and you immediately look trendy. And easy is EXACTLY what I'm going for right now as I'm currently 7 months pregnant and living out of boxes because of our recent move!

I probably have WAY too many sweaters, but honestly, a girl needs color options, am I right?! When I got this maroon color grandpa cardigan, I knew it was going to be the perfect color for fall & winter.

Monday, November 27, 2017

The Best Of Cyber Monday


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Who shopped all weekend?! 
You know I did...and honestly I got most of my holiday shopping done and then some, all ON SALE! 
I love when I score a great deal and this weekend did not disappoint. I picked up some great decor for our new home, some great gifts for family and a couple of new things for...me. I know I know. But some of these deals were WAY TOO good to pass up. Like these Sperry boots under $50?! Such an incredible discount that I couldn't let fly by. (They run true to size and I ordered the white & gold).
I also ordered these leggings because I've seen so many people rave about them and of course I picked up a couple of cute things for my baby girl on the way! But seriously, these adorable bunny slippers are on sale for $11!

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Black Friday Deals

Today's the day!
The craziness of BLACK FRIDAY is here!
While some people still love going to the stores and fighting the crowds, I'm all about online shopping at home. Sure, you aren't going to get some of the doorbusters, but a lot of stores have some sort of online deal as well on Black Friday.
I've got all the deals you need, lined up and ready for you to shop below. All of my favorite retailers are having some sort of buy more save more deal or % off coupon, so now is the time to start shopping for gifts, for home appliances/decor, or just for yourself!

I've got my top picks sectioned out by retailer/store so it's very simple, easy to find & convenient to shop. 

Here's to checking those gifts off your holiday list today!
Happy Shopping!

(50% off everything with code "THANKS")



(GET 20% OFF ALL ORDERS OF $200+, 25% OFF ORDERS OF $500+, AND 30% OFF ORDERS OF $800 OR MORE WITH CODE "MORE17")



Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Holiday Gift Guide For HIM


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First off, thank you so so much for all the love on my "Gift Guide For Her" post last week. Seeing it hit over 1000 views in the first couple of hours was mind blowing to me!
(That might not seem like a lot of views to some of you, but that is a good day in my book!) 
I've always found gift guides SO helpful because honestly, sometimes thinking of gift ideas can be super hard. Speaking of hard, the guys in my life are always the toughest for me to shop for! Anyone else feel this way?!
That's EXACTLY why I had my husband help me with this post. Go straight to the source right?!
So let's get to it...here are some great ideas for all the men in your life!

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Monday, November 20, 2017

Prepping The Nursery


Well, it's official.
We are homeowners! 
We've been searching for a place to call home for about 5 months now and couldn't feel luckier that we found the place we did. I'm so excited to start nesting, decorating the nursery and preparing for our little girl to join our lives in early February.
When I started thinking about the nursery and how I wanted it to look, I couldn't help but think French chic. We love everything about Paris...the architecture, the food, the wine, the beauty of the language. So going with a French chic nursery theme for our little one was right up my alley. 
Whites, golds, blush pinks & grays - a color scheme I'm used to working with! 

Friday, November 17, 2017

Holiday Gift Guide For HER

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It's the most wonderful time of the year....THE HOLIDAYS!
It's time to get creative, start shopping early & check some gifting off your list. That's where I come in to help! Over the next month, I'll be posting some fun gift guides to help you with ideas for all of the loved ones in your life. I'll also be creating a tab at the top of my main blog page titled "HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDES" for easy access to of all these posts.
Let's start with the women in your life! Whether it's your mom, sister, grandma, aunt or best friend, I've got something for everyone on your list.
Let's jump in!
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Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Cozy In Carmel


A couple of weekends ago, we spent a relaxing weekend in Carmel and it FINALLY truly felt like fall. It was cold enough for a hat, sweater and it actually rained a little bit! My friends have always made fun of me because I'm always so excited when it starts to rain because it means one thing....I can finally pull my rain boots out from my closet!

On Saturday, we really had no plans but to roam around, hit up a few great restaurants in Carmel and enjoy spending quality time together. (Aren't those the best types of weekend getaways?!)

Monday, November 13, 2017

Dressing Room Diaries - LOFT Sale


One of my favorite things about the holidays?! ALL THE SALES!
I'm a big lover of all things Loft and I especially love that they are almost always having a great sale!
Right now, with the code "HAPPY", you get 40% off everything on their site!
Their Lou & Grey collection is AMAZING and they carry such great neutrals for a casual weekend or a day in the office. I polled you guys on Instagram last week and asked about a try on session and you guys picked a Loft try on session over Old Navy, so here we are!

Saturday, November 11, 2017

What I Picked Up From The Sephora VIB Sale



One of the best beauty sales of the year is here!
That's right, if you are a beauty insider at Sephora then you wait for this sale every year just like me!
Sephora only has a sale like this ONCE A YEAR and it's always at the perfect time  - the holidays.
This is when I stock up on my absolute beauty necessities since you are getting them at a discount and a lot of these products never go on sale.

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Oversized Denim Jacket


Hello Thursday!
This week has flown by as we just got back from enjoying a relaxing little babymoon in Carmel. We stayed at the A-MAZING L'Auberge Hotel (there will be a whole blog post up on our trip soon) and just enjoyed each other as we prep for baby girl to get here in early February. It's still so crazy to us that we are having a baby and we couldn't be more excited to add her to all of our adventures! 

Monday, November 6, 2017

My Picks From The Nordstrom Fall Sale


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The Nordstrom fall sale is here and there are some GREAT pieces on sale for up to 40% off! What's different about this sale? The pieces marked down are NOT out of season! You can get some great boots, jackets and sweaters for a great discount AND still wear them for many more months to come.  That makes this sale worth shopping, am I right?! 
(Let's be real, I love shopping every sale.)

Here are my picks : things I picked up and things I own and wear all the time!

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Friday, November 3, 2017

Color Of The Season - BLUSH



When the Pantone fashion color report came out for fall this year, I was over the moon excited to see that blush pink (or ballet slipper as they titled it) was on the list! Usually blush is more of a spring tone, but I'm loving it, especially paired with olive green, black and gray tones for fall. Pink has always been one of my absolute favorite colors, so seeing blush pieces trending for fall is right up my alley! 

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

My Fall Reading List


It's that time of the year when getting cozy on the couch with a cup of tea and a good book sounds like perfection. I've always been a huge bookworm and my reading list is constantly growing.  With every season change comes a new reading list that I can't wait to dive into. My fall reading list is already pretty full, so I thought I would share it on here with you in case you needed a couple of book recommendations!

Monday, October 30, 2017

The ONE Dress Every Girl Should Have In Her Closet


I write a lot of blog posts about dresses. 
What can I say?! I love em.
Sweatshirt dresses, swing dresses, maxi dresses BUT this dress might be my favorite of all time. 
So much so, I thought it deserved it's own dedicated blog post. 
Not to be dramatic, BUT, if it came down to it and I had to pick ONE dress out of my closet to keep, this one would be it. 
Why?!
Because it's so versatile. You can literally wear it with everything.
You can wear it with over the knee boots, booties, a cardigan, a moto jacket, a sweater or sweatshirt layered on top, the options are endless. 

Friday, October 27, 2017

Comfy Sweatshirt Dress Under $50


I'm pretty sure we all have owned that ONE super comfy sweatshirt. 
The one we wear on Saturday mornings in the fall with a cup of coffee.
The one we've packed up and moved in.
The one that will never make it into the donation bag any time there is a closet clean out because you just can't seem to part with it quite yet.
That ONE perfect comfy sweatshirt.

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Splurge vs. Steal - FALL EDITION


Everybody loves a good deal right?!
Now, don't get me wrong, I love splurging every once in a while on a great designer bag or pair of shoes that will last me forever. 
BUT sometimes there are pieces that you just want for a season without spending a pretty penny. 

Now a days, there are so many great look-a-likes for high end designer pieces that it's easy and affordable to create a chic stylish look for less. I've rounded up some of my favorite "dupes" for the fall season, so I thought I would share them with you!

Monday, October 23, 2017

The Velvet Trend


Let's talk velvet.
Do you love it? Hate it? Not so sure?
Well, say hello to the 90's style because crushed velvet is back on trend.
I have to be honest, I wasn't quite sure how I felt about it at first, but after wearing it more and styling it in my wardrobe a bit, I'm loving it. It adds a little bit of texture to your outfit, giving it a bit more fun & flare. 

Friday, October 20, 2017

Khaki Trench Vest


One of my favorite wardrobe pieces for fall is a good vest. A vest can dress up ANY outfit. Add it over a swing dress & booties for a simple cute look or pop it over a t-shirt & jeans for a more put together outfit. Layering is key in the fall months and a fun vest is always a great option.

When I got this khaki trench vest from Bellissma Babes boutique, I knew that it was something I would wear ALL season long. It's also a perfect staple for pregnancy as you can style it over a body con dress or just a plain long sleeve t-shirt like I did in this post. A plain black t-shirt and jeans...nothing special. Add a trench vest and suddenly the whole outfit is taken from boring to trendy.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

My Drybar Experience


Who else DREADS blow drying their hair after washing it?!
You too?
Glad I'm not alone. 
It takes me about 45 minutes to blow dry and style my hair after I wash it, so when I have the opportunity for someone to do it for me, I jump on that train! Do you know how many emails I can answer in 45 minutes while someone else is doing my hair?! Such a dream.

When I was in NYC last month, I had the opportunity to check out the Drybar Tribeca. Now, I have multiple Drybar products (I'm listing my favorites and most used ones at the bottom of this post), but I have never had my hair done at one of their blow dry bars before. Al in all, this might have been my first Drybar experience, but let me tell you something, it will not be my last.

Monday, October 16, 2017

Trending This Fall: Pearls


One of my favorite things about going to fashion week in September is getting a good look at all the trends that are starting for the fall season. If you love following trendy styles, NYFW is a great place to get inspiration for the upcoming season. One of the trends that I saw everywhere when I was there were PEARLS. Now that's a trend I can stand behind. To me, pearls are such a classic style. My go-to everyday pair of earrings are pearls, so you can probably guess my excitement level when I started seeing pearls on sweaters, jeans, jackets and shoes.

Friday, October 13, 2017

Styling The Bump


I'm a little over 23 weeks pregnant now and I've honestly been LOVING dressing up the bump. I'm not going to lie, you have to be a little bit more creative at times since your regular jeans are out of the picture (yup, mine don't button anymore) and I can't do my usual t-shirt, jeans, and front tuck look that was my go-to before baby. What's my secret to creating cute outfits while pregnant?
A good staple fitting dress.
I've been living in fitted bodycon dresses recently because they are comfortable and very easy to style in different ways when your jeans aren't fitting anymore. Throw a plaid flannel over it for a casual look, put a moto jacket over it for a cool trendy look, style it with a cute cropped sweatshirt, the list goes on.

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Charlotte Tilbury Product Review


If you've been following me for a while now, you know that I've always been a HUGE Charlotte Tilbury fan. I actually stocked up on a TON of her products about three years ago when I traveled to London because her line was not available in the states yet at that time. Ever since then, I've been obsessed to say the least. I love the formula of her lipsticks, the bronze gorgeous packaging and just her whole take on color, contouring and the flawless finish her products leave your face looking.

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Casual Fall Street Style In NYC


Happy October!
I can't believe that fall is here! Well, kind of. It's suppose to be 90 degrees here this weekend. HA! But in the meantime, I'll just keep wearing all my seasonal inspired outfits until it actually gets cold, because I'm SO ready for fall weather!

When it gets a little cooler, I plan on styling this neutral midi dress with everything. I'm talking booties and a moto jacket, biker boots and a fun camo bomber and with all kinds of sweater vests just like I styled it when I was in NYC. That's the amazing thing about a staple piece like this, you can dress it up for a night out or dress it down with sneakers for a day of exploring a new city. The dress in this post is maternity and SO amazing for a growing bump. It's comfortable, neutral so that you can pair it with a lot of other items and the perfect length to flatter your figure. If you are looking for a similar option to style that is not maternity, this dress is on constant repeat for me as well.

Monday, October 2, 2017

New York Fashion Week Recap!


I've been home from NYFW for about a month now and I still smile thinking about it. What an amazing experience that I'll forever remember! I felt so lucky to be there, be invited to events and work with some amazing brands while I was there. And honestly, if it wasn't for you guys reading this blog, shopping my links or supporting me, I wouldn't have been able to have the experience I did!
SO THANK YOU!

Friday, September 29, 2017

Shopbop Sale - Last Day!

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Have you checked out the Shopbop sale yet?
Well if you haven't, you're in luck! The sale goes until midnight tonight AND there are SO many great items up to 25% off.

Been wanting a Rebecca Minkoff bag? Loving all things camo? Waiting to splurge on a suede moto jacket? NOW'S the time!
The best thing about this sale is that so many designer brands that never go on sale are majorly marked down. Tons of items that I have in my closet are included as well, so I thought I would share my most worn sale items as well as the things above which I definitely added to my cart. The best news? They should all arrive today thanks to Amazon Prime!
(If you have Amazon prime, you get free two day shipping when shopping on Shopbop - such a major perk!)

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Oversized Sweater Weather


Tis' the season for sweater weather!
 One of my favorite times of the year! I'm especially loving the look of the oversized sweater aka grandpa cardigan. You know those cardigans that your grandpa always use to wear with the stripes or  plaid pattern on them? Ya, those are totally back in style. I usually love styling them with some high waisted denim, a simple tee and some ankle booties. Since I'm now styling my bump, I've found that wearing an oversized cardigan over a simple t-shirt dress or bodycon dress with boots is just as cute.

I'm not sure if you guys remember, but during the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale, Topshop came out with some REALLY cute oversized cardigans....and then they sold out in one hour.....and never restocked. Devastating I know. BUT I was so happy to basically find this identical one by Goodnight Macaroon last month! Almost the exact same beige color with similar black and white stripe detailing. Score!

Monday, September 25, 2017

Something Navy x Nordstrom


The day is finally here!
I can't even begin to explain how excited I've been about this new Nordstrom launch! I've been a reader of Something Navy's blog for YEARS. 
I love everything about her effortless, trendy, chic city style, so you can imagine my excitement when I found out that she was designing a collection with Nordstrom and TREASURE & BOND. Talk about an amazing collaboration.

Over a week ago, I got a little sneak peek of the collection at my local Nordstrom and fell in love with almost every piece. I even got to bring home two pairs of THESE AMAZING MULES early, which you all MOST definitely need in your closet STAT. (But seriously, the white are to die for!)

Some of the girls on the Something Navy team have been answering questions this past week over on their Instagram so I thought I would share them on here as I found them super helpful while shopping for sizes and such.

How does the sizing run? True to size?
Most of the pieces are offered from an XXS - XL. Denim starts at 23 and skirts are 0-14. Shoes are offered size 5-11 including half sizes.
Apparel is all true to size so whatever you would normally wear. EXCEPTIONS: Both skirts and black jeans only run slightly large so size down on these. All the basic knit sweaters are intended to be more of a boyfriend fit and oversized so if anything, size down if you prefer to be more fitted.
Shoes all fit true to size!

Will the products be restocked once they sell out?
Unfortunately no! Only thing we can think of is if people return sizes but no one wants to rely on that!

What's the return policy?
The TBxSomethingnavy line will adhere to Nordstrom's standard return policy...which is the best return policy ever. Return for credit or refund or simply exchange for a different size at your leisure.

What's the one piece I absolutely need/favorites?
Everything is seriously SO good....as a little background, Arielle actually had to cut the collection down (it took some time and wasn't easy!) so these are all her absolutely must-have favorites that she was obsessed with.

Which color do you suggest buying of the flats?
So tough! We currently love the white leather since it's perfect as a fall transitional color, but the silver is amazing for a statement shoe. The black and navy suedes are perfect as a staple - you really can't go wrong!



Want to know what else I added to my cart and purchased from the collection this morning?!? 

THIS TRENDY FUN BELT - I love how different this belt is! The knot is so chic and I love that you can choose between classic black or brown.

THIS OFF THE SHOULDER KNIT SWEATER - This was one of the pieces I couldn't wait to get my hands on. It's SO flattering and perfect for the fall season. (I got the brown camel color in size small).

THIS TEE - The perfect staple piece for jeans and booties. Love the fit and the length of the sleeves.


THESE MULES: If there is one thing your purchase, make it a pair of these adorable mule slides They run true to size and come in 4 colors.....A MUST.

Here are some of my other favorite pieces from the collection:




Love something? Don't wait. Once it's gone, it's gone!

What a way to start the week, am I right?! Happy Monday! 





Friday, September 22, 2017

Favorite Finds For Fall

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I know some of you are still melting in the heat, but over here in the San Francisco area, each day is looking more and more like fall! YAY!
I've said it before on here but fall is one of my absolute favorite seasons when it comes to styling. I love how many accessories you can add to a look with hats & scarfs and don't even get me started on the boot options. And layers... I love them.

With the change of seasons comes switching your wardrobe over. I always keep some of my favorite sweaters and scarves from the previous year but I also always like to add a few basic fall/winter necessities to my wardrobe when it comes time. I've been browsing online and in some stores now that most of the fall attire is out and I've found some great deals on some perfect fall staple pieces. Pieces that will last you all season, can be styled multiple different ways and can be worn for many years to come. I've rounded up my favorite fall finds and explaining why I love them below!

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Pattern Mixing


Let's talk pattern mixing. 
Some people think it's a totally no go. Some people rock it all the time. 
Well, let me tell you, it was ALL over New York Fashion week, so it's totally a popular trend at the moment, so I say.....give it a try!

When I think about mixing patterns in my wardrobe, I try to pick a clothing piece with a pattern and then a smaller accessory to mix in the other pattern, such as shoes or a purse. Two of my absolute favorite patterns to mix are nautical stripes and leopard print.
I feel like they just go together SO well.

Friday, September 15, 2017

What I Wore To NYFW


As most of you know, I just returned from New York Fashion Week and all I can really say is "what a crazy experience!"
It was very surreal to be there. Sitting at the Skylight, watching real models walk down the runway in some amazing designer pieces has always been a HUGE dream of mine. There really is no way to explain the feeling of actually being at a real runway show....let's just say I teared up a few times! Not only were the shows fun, but watching the fashion week street style was one of my favorite experiences.

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Prague


Gorgeous Prague.
Our final city and last stop of our amazing European adventure!
If you've missed any of my other posts about this trip, you can find the other city travel itineraries below:

London ---> Paris ---> Venice

We both had never been to Prague before so this city was a new adventure for us. How did we decide on Prague? Well, it fit well into our plans and was only about a short hour or so flight from Venice. Also, Prague has been on Bryan's list for a while now and we wanted a new city for both of us, so Prague it was! 

Friday, September 8, 2017

Closet Staple: A Basic Striped Dress


Stripes. Stripes. Stripes.
Always a classic look, always a good go-to when you have nothing to wear and always one of my favorite patterns to style. 
To me, stripes are a year round trend that never go out of season. 
When Tobi sent me this simple striped grey dress, I knew that it would be on repeat in my closet even during my pregnancy. Check out that bump! It's really there!

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Fall Shoes by Target


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It might still be 100 degrees outside, but it's September and that means it's time to buy boots. This is always the BEST time to buy shoes for fall even if you won't wear them for a couple of weeks because the selection is plentiful and the sizes are always stocked.  If you wait until it actually gets cooler, then everyone starts shopping for boots which means the good picks are gone and sizes are limited.

Target has always been my go-to for fall shoes. Last year was probably one of the best shoe years I've ever seen at Target and this year doesn't disappoint either. First off, let me explain something. This is not a sponsored post with Target. I just LOVE their selection, the pricing and the comfort of their shoes. But really, some of my most comfortable boots and heels are from Target.

Monday, September 4, 2017

And Then There Were Three


SURPRISE!!

Bryan & I are so excited to announce that we are expecting a baby girl in early February!
The day has finally come where we can share the news with all of you and we are so happy to finally be able to talk about it freely! Man is it hard to keep such an exciting secret! 

We found out we were pregnant the beginning of June and have been falling more in love with our baby girl with every appointment. I still stop from time to time and think to myself "is there really a baby in there?!" Such a crazy, amazing experience that I really don't think you can fully understand until it happens to you. 
As of now, I'm 18 weeks and well into my second trimester. I'm so lucky to say that I've had no morning sickness (I know, don't hate me!) and have just felt tired here and there.  I really can't complain!






You might be wondering why we took so long to announce the news?! I know some of my friends and family have been DYING to share our secret! In the long run, we wanted to get through some important appointments and find out the sex of the baby before we decided to publicly share the news. Actually, right now as you read this, we are announcing the sex of the baby to our families and celebrating our little babe with everyone we love!






I'm so excited to have a platform on here to share our journey and I'm even more excited to dive into the world of pregnancy style. I've already had so much fun putting together outfits for New York Fashion Week that show off the bump and can't wait to share them with you. But don't you worry....this blog won't become a full blown baby blog as I will continue to share seasonal styles, beauty favorites and travel guides with you.

There are lots of exciting things about being pregnant for the first time, but I have to say, one of the things I'm most excited to watch is Bryan become the best Dad to a little girl. Before Bryan & I were married, my friends would always say, "You guys have to have a girl because Bryan would just be the sweetest Dad to a little girl". I couldn't agree more and I can't wait to watch it all begin in February. 

Ok, enough of the sappy stuff!

Now get excited because Bryan is back sharing his take on this fun news at the bottom of this post! Enjoy the read!








HIS TAKE:

I’ve never really held a baby that I wasn’t related to.

I’ve never changed a diaper or fed a baby a bottle.

I grew up with two brothers.

So I’m basically prepared for this… Right?

We’ve been smiling since the second we knew (in between a few happy tears).  I am beyond excited & I cannot wait to meet her.  

Ashley is going to be such an incredible mom.  Ash is beautiful, smart, passionate, funny, independent, stylish… among so many other things. We’ve shared a lot of adventures together over the years, but this one tops the list.  We’re going to need another passport!

I am so excited to be a dad.  Lots to learn, but so much to look forward to.  Thank you all for your support of Ashley, her blog, and our family!


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We are so thankful for the outpouring of love from our family and friends so far and I can't even imagine how much that love will grow as we welcome this baby girl in February.  

Thanks for reading!

xo
Ashley & Bryan

P.S. HUGE thanks to Acorn Films for capturing these gorgeous first photos of our little family. If you live in the Bay Area and need pictures, wedding photos or videography, contact them! They are AMAZING!