Saturday, October 20, 2018

Fall Boot Sale at Target

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Happy Saturday friends! 
I wanted to get a special weekend post up on here today because the amazing buy one, get one 50% boot sale at Target ends TONIGHT!
75% of my shoe collection is from Target (they always have super affordable shoes that are always on trend) and I've already bought and worn a bunch of their boots this season. If you are in the market for some new boots this fall, jump on this deal!

Thursday, October 18, 2018

FIVE Years Married!

Oh my goodness.
Everyone was right! Time sure does fly when you're having fun!
Today is our FIVE year wedding anniversary so I thought I would do a little throwback blog post on here to show you guys a glimpse into our special day five years ago. 
I hadn't started blogging yet when we got married, so if you are planning a wedding, I'll try to tag and link everything that you see in these pictures so that everything is easy to find!

We got married on a Friday in October, the weather was PERFECT and everything turned out exactly how we had envisioned. It was most definitely the best day ever!

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Old Navy Try On

Every single time I do an Old Navy try on, three things happen. 
#1 - You all LOVE IT.
#2 - I find SO many pieces that can be mixed and matched & worn together.
#3 - I'm always so surprised at the quality, affordability and how on trend all of the pieces are!

Old Navy is absolutely killing it at the moment and my try on from yesterday did not disappoint (let's just say I wanted everything!) I thought that I would also do a dedicated blog post on here so that you all could easy come back at anytime and reference sizing details, fit and price all in one spot from your computer. 

Thursday, October 11, 2018

The Only Two Pairs Of Taupe Boots You Need This Fall

Real talk. 
You can't survive the fall or winter without a good pair of boots. 
Am I right?! 

When I think about the perfect pair of boots, I think comfortable, cute, fashionable, and taupe. 
Why taupe?
They match with EVERYTHING.
Yes a pair of black boots are great, and brown boots are nice too, but taupe....SO easy to wear with anything in your closet. Trust me, grab a pair of taupe boots this fall and you will find yourself reaching for them all the time.

Monday, October 8, 2018

Eloise's 8 Month Schedule

These past two months have hands down been our favorite days with Eloise so far. 
Just when I thought it couldn't get better, it does.
A lot has happened since her 6 month post (you can read that one here) as we have officially weaned her off breastfeeding and she has been sleeping in her own crib for over a month now! (WIN! But I'm not going to lie, I did shed a few tears the first night without her next to me in the bassinet! The first of many happy yet sad mama tears I'm sure).

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Wednesday Wishlist: Fall Edition

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Fall is officially here and I've had my eye on a couple of things that I've wanted for my seasonal wardrobe so I thought I would share my wishlist with all of you!

Monday, October 1, 2018

September's Top Ten

Whether you are ready or not, fall is here and the holidays are RIGHT AROUND THE CORNER.
Can you believe it?! 
September flew by and now we are into one of my favorite months of the year! My birthday is this month, my wedding anniversary is also this month and it's our first Halloween with Eloise. So much to look forward to! 
To celebrate my birthday month and the official start of fall style (my favorite!) I'm doing one of my BIGGEST giveaways yet! Make sure you read to the bottom of this page to see what I'm giving away to celebrate an amazing September and to say thank you to you guys for following along, shopping my links and for your amazing encouragement month after month. You guys make this gig so much fun for me and I'm so thankful that I get to do what I love every single day! 

Monday, September 24, 2018

Trending Now: Layered Jewels

One of my favorite trends of the season is layered jewels.
Necklaces, bracelets, rings....the more the merrier. 
(I'm pretty sure Rachel Zoe would agree with this statement as well).

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Splurge vs. Steal - Fall Edition 2018

Every spring and fall I do a splurge vs. steal round up post and EVERY time, they are the most popular and viewed posts for months and months on my blog. It's that time of the year again and just because new trends are here, does not mean that you have to break the bank to get them. 
I'm putting together one of my all time, classic fall outfits for you guys today - a chambray dress with some trendy accessories. One look is over $1000 and the other look is under $150.

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Three Summer Trends That Will Transition Into Fall

Just because summer is coming to an end and the weather is cooling down, doesn't mean that you have to put all of your "summer styles" away for good. Honestly, so many summer trends can transition well into the next season just based on how you style them. 

There are three trends that were big hits this summer that will still be bit hits this fall, you just have to style them creatively. Let's talk details!

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

August's Top Ten

One of your favorite blog posts of the month is here!
Can you believe that it's September?! I love this time of year and I can't wait for so many great things coming in the next couple of months.
If you are new here, every month I do a round up of the top 10 items that were purchased by you guys through my links, blog and Instagram for that month. If there is one thing I've learned about you guys from doing this round up, is that you all LOVE your basics!

Thursday, August 30, 2018

What I've Been Trying From The Sephora Sale

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Alright! If you are a Sephora VIB member at ANY level, today is your day to shop the sale! EVERYTHING  is on sale based on whatever level member you are, so it's time to stock up on favorites, buy some new products and splurge on some new hair tools or perfumes.

I got to shop the sale last week, so I decided to stock up on some oldies but goodies and also purchase some new items to try for the week and review for you guys.


Friday, August 24, 2018

Sephora VIB Sale

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Besides the Nordstrom Anniversary sale, this semi-annual Sephora VIB sale is one of my favorite sales of the year.
Because I get to stock up on all my beauty favorites that are rarely discounted for a great deal!
I might not NEED anymore clothes and shoes, but I always need refills on my hair, makeup & skincare favorites!

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Facial Sunscreen Favorites

It's almost September....can you believe that?! 
Even though summer is almost over, it's still SO important to wear sunscreen on your face everyday. I've tested out a lot of different products over the years and this summer I finally feel like I found the best products for my face. 
I thought I would share my top three picks with you guys on here in case any of you were looking for new facial products with spf in them. These three products don't leave my face oily, they set and look great underneath my makeup and they don't leave me feeling sticky.
(This post is also in no way sponsored, I just LOVE these products and wanted to share!)

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Three Pairs of Must Have Joggers

A comfy pair of joggers should be an ESSENTIAL in your wardrobe.
Because you can wear them SO many different ways and THEY ARE COMFORTABLE.
Heck yes. I'm all about comfort yet cute style. 

If you've followed me for some time now, you know that every single time I travel, I wear a pair of comfy joggers with a tank and cardigan sweater on the flight. It's just my go-to travel look and it's just EASY. 

Friday, August 10, 2018

Eloise's Six Month Schedule

I honestly CANNOT believe that our sweet baby girl is 6 months old.
You guys. That's 1/2 a year!
SO SO crazy.
I can honestly say that everyday with her gets better and better. Her smiles, laughs and adorable personality make my days the absolute best.
Yes. I've become THAT mom and I'm so proud of it.

I would say that over the past month she's changed the most. She loves to be moving (I wonder where she got that from?!), is trying out and loving all the solid foods, has switched up her nap schedule a little bit and has started breastfeeding just four times a day. 

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

July's Top Ten

How is summer almost over?! 
So crazy!
July's top ten shopped items came up a litttlllleee skewed because of the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale, so for this post, I'm going to share the top 5 items from the #nsale and then the other top 5 items from other retailers.

If you are new to my page, thanks for stopping by! Ever since January, I've been dedicating a whole blog post to each month's top ten shopped items from all of you! They have been huge hits and you all love them, so let's keep it rolling!

And don't forget.....another month, another giveaway!
 I'm giving away one of my favorite pieces from the new Stella & Dot fall collection to THREE of you, so make sure you read all the way to the end of this post!


Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Six Months of Breastfeeding

Did you all know that August is National Breastfeeding Awareness Month?! 
First of all, if you've never had kids, you probably don't care about this post and that's TOTALLY ok. That was me over a year ago.
(But you might want to bookmark this post for a day later in the future...just sayin').
 If you have had kids & at least attempted to breastfeed, you are for sure thinking HECK YES THIS SHOULD BE SUPPORTED ALL MONTH.
Because it's dang hard.
Like REALLY hard.

Friday, July 27, 2018

Best BABY Items from the Nordstrom Sale

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I had a whole different post planned for today, but yesterday I went online to buy Eloise a couple more bows (I know she has a ton, but she doesn't have a green or purple one!), and found that her favorite bows EVER are on sale! There are tons of colors to choose from AND if you buy three, you get them for just $20! I of course kept browsing the Nordstrom Anniversary sale because I honestly haven't looked over the baby section much and found SO many great deals on some of our favorite items.
So here are my favorite picks from the anniversary sale for your cute little babe!

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Summer Memories with Snapfish

I know I'm not alone when I say that now-a-days it's so hard to actually remember to print out pictures! 
Anyone?! Right?! 
Gone are the days where you would take in your roll of film, wait a couple of days and then pick up your pictures....I mean, thank goodness those days are gone! 
As thankful as I am to have a phone that takes amazing pictures, it can sometimes be a challenge to remember or take the time to actually print out your photos.

Friday, July 20, 2018

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Round TWO Picks

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It's here!
Everyone can now shop the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale...FINALLY!

Here are some of my favorite purchases from the sale and I'm also including some other things I added to my cart.

Thursday, July 19, 2018

Nursing Friendly Wardrobe Pieces

I've promised this post to so many of you and I'm so happy that it's finally here and published! 
I know that this post doesn't pertain to everyone, but for those ladies out there who are breastfeeding and think that you can't wear cute, stylish and trendy clothes, I'm here to tell you that you are wrong!

I've been breastfeeding for over 5 months now (I honestly can't believe it myself!) and have found some super great tops, dresses and sweaters that are perfect for wearing and feeding that cute little babe of yours. Just because you're a breastfeeding mama doesn't mean that you can't dress fashion forward and cute!

Monday, July 16, 2018

NSALE Shoes Under $100

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Let's be real.
One of the best things about the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is the SHOES and this year, they knocked it out of the park!
SO many amazing choice for fall, a TON of cute athletic shoes and some super fun slides that you could wear now and into the next season.

If you followed me last week during the first part of the sale, you already know that one of my favorite pairs of shoes from the entire sale were these snakeskin mules. My sister & I both LOVED them and took them home. (I also got them in grey - I mean hey, if you love something, buy it in multiple colors right?!) Sadly, they are currently sold out, BUT I'm really hoping they restock them, so keep an eye out!

Saturday, July 14, 2018

Nordstrom Sale Try On

Well we are 48 hours out since the Nordstrom Early Access opened up for cardholders and HOLY SMOKES that was a crazy start to the sale! 
A ton of items have already sold out and it's really a mystery whether or not they will be restocking some of the pieces. (I've heard mixed reviews). I've seen a couple of things restock already here and there.
My tip is that if you really like something, bookmark it and check back everyday. Maybe you'll get lucky!

Thursday, July 12, 2018

My Top First Overall Picks From The Nordstrom Sale

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(WARNING: There are probably multiple typos as I write this post at 1:30 in the am - just scroll on by, ignore the errors and shop away)

I will be covering the sale for the next 2 weeks so I wanted to start this Nordstrom Anniversary series with an overall general pick post of my favorite items. These are the items I bought for myself, that I think will be super versatile in everyone's wardrobe and get you the most bang for your buck!
Remember, it's my job to make shopping easier for you so let me do the hard work of digging and finding the best deals!

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Self Tanner Review

Summer is here & that means pool days, sangria and that summer glow! 
For the past two months, I've been trying & testing out different self tanners for you guys in hopes that this could be a super helpful post when it comes to picking out or buying a self tanner for yourself. My goal is to keep trying new ones, each from different retailers & in different price ranges and then continue to update this post as time goes on. 

Friday, July 6, 2018

Amazon Swimsuit Review

As most of you know, I just got back from an amazing family vacation in Kauai....take me back! 
Kauai means beach....beach means bathing suits.
This was my first time ever having to wear a bathing suit "postpartum" and honestly it's much harder to find a bathing suit when, 
A.) your body is different than you're use to  B.) you're still nursing
All of my past bathing suit bottoms pre baby still fit me, but the way! I'm very thankful that one piece suits are super on trend right now and decided to head to Amazon to see what I could find.

Monday, July 2, 2018

June's Top Ten

Halfway through the year.
I can't believe it either.

With a new month, comes my list of the top 10 items you guys purchased through my links, my blog links and my Instagram swipe ups. This has been month after month one of my most viewed posts, so I'm so glad that you guys are loving it! If you are new around here, WELCOME! I'm so happy you are here!

Per usual, remember to read to the end of this post for details on how to enter this month's giveaway. If you are new, I do a giveaway each month for my blog readers to say THANK YOU. I wouldn't be able to do what I love to do if it weren't for you guys reading my blog, shopping my links and yes....swiping up! (haha!)
Let's get to June's top 10, shall we?!

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Prep

It's almost time for the best sale EVER.
And I'm not exaggerating!
This is hands down my favorite sale of the entire year because the savings is incredible on NEW items for fall.

The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale happens every July and is full of some amazing deals on some great new fall styles including boots, handbags, sweaters, coats & beauty items. 
The anniversary catalog dropped online & in stores on Monday and it did not disappoint. There are already SO many fall pieces that I can't wait to get my hands on.
Just wait till you see it.....the shoe selection is SO GOOD.

Monday, June 25, 2018

Summer Stripes with Banana Republic

If you've followed me for some time now, you know I love stripes. 
Nautical striped tees, tanks, blazers, dresses....How many striped wardrobe pieces can one person own?!? (Asking for a friend).
 I've styled stripes on here before, but now that summer is here and simple casual dresses are my jam, I thought I would show you one of my favorite new striped dresses for the season. 

Friday, June 15, 2018

Travel Guide: Monterey With A Baby


One of the first trips that Bryan & I took together while we were dating was a weekend getaway to Monterey. It's a short two hours from the Bay Area, so it's a great spot to adventure for the weekend and the perfect spot to visit if you want to get your coastal vibes fix.
We visit now about once or twice a year and it's still to this day one of our favorite getaway spots. 

For the past 5 years, we've only had to worry about the two of us on this trip, so we knew that adding little Eloise into the mix was going to change a few things (goodbye late night bar hopping!)

I already have a great travel guide on Monterey & Carmel that you can read here so I thought that this time around, I would share how it was a little different with a baby. 

Friday, June 8, 2018

Eloise's Four Month Schedule

You read that right.

Sweet Eloise turned four months yesterday and it's honestly been the best four months of our lives. Don't get me wrong, we have our days (everyone does) but what an amazing experience it is to see such a little person that you created, grow and discover the world from day to day. Also, those big belly laughs?! THE BEST.

If you are new to this blog, welcome! Every two months, I'll be doing an "Eloise update" on here, letting you know her favorites, her schedule and just any other information I think might be helpful for any other moms out there. Now, let me tell you....I'm not saying that everything I'm doing is right, and I FOR SURE don't know everything, but if you are pregnant or your little one is the same age as Eloise, you might find these posts helpful! I love hearing from other moms and how they are doing it, as it's fun to compare notes, learn some things and find some new products your little might love!

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Cheers to Change

I've got some super exciting news to share with you guys today but I first off have to start out by saying THANK YOU. 
I know I thank you guys a lot, but honestly, this little blog would be nothing without you guys stopping in, reading and shopping my links. It just wouldn't.

When I started this blog, it was mostly because of travel itineraries. Since Bryan & I travel quite frequently, people would always message me asking for travel tips and guides for certain cities. I would keep a notepad on my phone with every place we visited, top places to eat in that certain city and things to do, so that when someone messaged me for details, I could just send them the note on my phone.
After a year of doing that, I thought to myself, "how awesome would it be if I had a little spot on the internet to put these notes out there so that anyone could hop on at anytime and look up travel guides and travel tips themselves?!" 
About a month later, was created.

Saturday, June 2, 2018

May's Top Ten

Goodbye May.

The weather is finally starting to warm up, the kids are out of school and we just took our first dip in the pool this past weekend. I love summer time!
May was a HUGE shopping month (probably because of all the holiday sales) and this month's top ten was a close one! This was one of my biggest months with clicks to purchases from you guys SO THANK YOU! You are truly the best followers and readers a girl could ask for!

Friday, May 25, 2018

Memorial Day Sale Roundup

Holy sale weekend!
Literally EVERYTHING is on sale EVERYWHERE.
If you've been waiting to pull the trigger on some wardrobe pieces, accessories, shoes, or home items, now is the time!

I thought I would create a post that was like your "one stop shop" for all the Memorial Day sales, hopefully making it easy on you to find the best deals. 
If you want to browse any of the retailers below and shop through me, all you have to do is click on the retailer's name and it will take you to the site. I'll also be sharing some of my favorite picks at the bottom, so you can click on those directly as well.

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Current Nighttime Skincare Routine

If you've followed me for some time, you know I LOVE skincare and beauty products.
I truly do enjoy trying new face masks, oils, & creams and you better believe I look forward to washing my face every night. I know, call me weird, but nothing feels better than wiping my makeup off at the end of the night and applying some amazing skincare products before bed. Taking the time to do that is better for your skin in the long run and it's relaxing. It's a win win!

My routine is always changing and since I've had Eloise, my skin has been a little bit more on the drier side (hello breastfeeding)! I've been using a handful of products (pictured here) for the past 3 weeks and I can finally feel my skin balancing out and becoming more hydrated. I thought I would share my most current skincare routine with all of you on here today because some of these products are just TOO good not to share!

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Body After Baby

Before I start this post, I wanted to say one thing....women are ROCKSTARS. 
Whether you've carried a child, adopted a child, have yet to have a child....the entire art of just being a positive woman in today's society takes heart, will & hard work.
Heck yes. GIRL POWER.

Ok, anyways, I wasn't originally going to write this post because first off, I'm not a good writer. Sometimes it's hard for me to put down how I feel into words. Wanna chat? I can talk your ear off. Your next author? Not me.
Second, I don't like talking about weight and body image. With my best friends? Sure.
On the internet? Not so much.
But then I thought about it more and I thought it's something I SHOULD address. 

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Eloise's First Flight

Well we did it!
I can officially check "flew with a baby" off my life list!
Let me tell you one thing....if you are reading this and you did your first flight with a baby alone, I commend you. My sister was a lifesaver this trip, and I definitely couldn't have done it without her. I also couldn't have done it without all of your advice! I learned SO much from all of you via Instagram and you sending me messages via email through my blog, so THANK YOU!

I thought I would put together a post sharing what we did, how we got around and some other tips that you all shared with me in case anyone else was getting ready to board an airplane with their little one!

Friday, May 4, 2018

Pairing Camo With Feminine Chic Pieces In Your Wardrobe

The camo trend is one trend that hasn't gone anywhere. 
Camo jackets, camo scarves, camo bags.....basically every fashion item you can imagine has been in camo print. 
Camo and leopard - always HUGE hits in the style department...ALWAYS.
A touch of camo to any outfit can create an edgy, cool vibe but if you mix it with the right pieces, it can still be chic. 
That's EXACTLY how I love to style camo print when I wear it. 

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

April's Top Ten

April was two things....FUN and FAST.
  Looking back on the month's stats and seeing what you guys all loved in the last 30 days that I've shared with you is seriously one of my favorite things to do!
Per usual, you guys always like a good sale pick and something of Miss Eloise's is usually on the top 10 list. 
This month was no different...from baby blankets, to sandals, to the comfiest summer sweater, your top 10 shopped items for April come as no big surprise!
Let's get right to it and per usual, don't forget to read to the end of this post to enter this month's giveaway! 


Monday, April 30, 2018

All About Oils

It's 2018 and essential oils are IN.
I'm new to the oil game and for the last couple of weeks have been loving my new oil diffuser. My friend Trish got me started on the oil train so I thought it would be fun to do a Q&A with her since I'm a newbie and maybe some of you might have some of the same questions I do!
Let's jump in!

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

What I Wore To #Rsthecon

If you followed along with me this past weekend, you know that I was at the Rewardstyle / conference in Dallas, Texas having the time of my life. We were spoiled with beautiful lunches hosted by Banana Republic & Sole Society, a fun pool party hosted by Supergoop and so much more!

Friday, April 20, 2018

Sephora Sale

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Calling all beauty lovers!
Sephora's annual Spring Bonus Event is here for all Beauty Insiders,VIB members & VIB ROUGE members. Sephora usually only has two sales a year, so now is the time to stock up on products you use everyday or grab something that's been on your wishlist for a while.

Here are the details:

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Eloise's Two Month Schedule

Two months of diapers, feedings, spit up, missed naps, and multiple loads of laundry.
Two months of comfy cuddles, the cutest smiles, SO much joy and SO much love. 

We've survived parenthood for over two months. What a ride! 
(Insert all the praise hand emojis)

Now that we are two months in, we are *somewhat* in a daily routine and knock on wood, she's been sleeping through the night 4-5 days a week. We have learned her cries (and know when she is definitely being over dramatic - we are in SO much trouble!) and can pretty much tell exactly what she needs by process of elimination.

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

How I Contour & Highlight

Happy Tuesday friends!
I'm sharing a LONG overdue post today that's been highly requested from all of you!
How to contour and highlight your face...(without looking like a clown). 
Ha! For real though, contouring can be super scary, confusing and what's the point of it anyways?
Well, let me tell you...once you learn to do it correctly, you'll love it and it will be hard to not do it every time you put on your makeup.

Friday, April 6, 2018

My Favorite MAC Lipstick Colors

A couple of weeks ago, Nordstrom was having a huge beauty sale and all MAC lipsticks were marked down by 15%. I know....AMAZING right?! 
It was a great sale and sadly it has come and gone. I saved my favorite MAC picks to my Instagram highlights but for some odd reason, only some people can see highlights while others cannot (like why?! Come on Instagram!)
Anyways, I'm still getting a ton of questions asking for the pictures of my favorite MAC lippies, so I thought I would dedicate a whole post to it so that everyone can see it here and return to it whenever they are in need of a new lip color for the season. 

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

March's Top Ten

Happy April!
I hope you all had a fantastic holiday if you were celebrating this past weekend...
I know that I for sure ate my body weight in chocolate eggs!
Anyone else?!

Anyways, with the start of a new month comes another great roundup of the top ten items you guys purchased and clicked on during the month of March. There were SO many great sales this past month, so online shopping was in full swing.
 If you are new here, I started a series this year where every month I list and share the top ten items that were liked and purchased by you guys via my blog links and Instagram. (You can read the January post here and the February post here). You have all been loving these round ups, so I get excited to create them for you each month AND create a new giveaway to share! (Stay tuned to the end of this post for this month's giveaway...there will be THREE winners!)

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Eloise's Favorites So Far

My baby is almost TWO months old! 
How did that happen?! 
We are two months in, which means that we are getting into a routine and finding out what works best for us and what doesn't. With that being said, there are some products that we are LOVING so I wanted to share them with you in case any of you are having a baby soon and need to add some things to your registry.
There's also a fun little giveaway happening with Golden Strands at the bottom of this post so make sure you read all the way to the bottom for instructions on how to enter!