J. Crew Super Sale

I have a pretty tight policy that I only buy items that are on sale fro J. Crew
Because they ALWAYS DO. 
But this sale is by far the best they ever have had. I ordered so many things for under $200 it was insane. And things that I absolutely love, including some of those J. Crew staples that are on heavy rotation year round. 70% off already reduced sale items, plus 25% everything else. 
Use code GOFORIT
Bonus: This includes all men and kids
Here are my picks for you and a few of things that I ordered. 



Let's Go Bold

Fresh start to a new year and the start of what is usually a minimalist vibe.
 Resolutions, diets, home organization. 
That is all well and good, but I am BORED. 
I want color and fun and wacky to start the year. It is cold and gray and lame for the next three months, so let's at least have some fun with it.
Mix up some unexpected colors, throw on a print you would usually never wear, and try a bold lip. 
So when everyone else is gabbing about their hours organizing closets to find joy and new keto diets, you are laughing and smiling and joy-ing the hell out of the year full of life and color. 
To help you on your GO BOLD journey, here are some cute ideas to get you started.  

1. The best blue sweater / 2. A bright bag that can be worn many ways / 3. A pink faux fur coat / 4. a wide striped shirt for everything / 5. A marigold sweatshirt that says "love" / 6. Obsessed with this green striped sweater / 7. Cool green mirrored sunglasses / 8. Red hoops that instantly make life more fun / 9. Coral Golden Gooses on SALE! / 10. A pink puffer is always a good idea / 11. A soft and cozy blue coat / 12. A bright green sweater with fun sleeves / 13. I just bought these coated jeans and LOVE them / 14. A leopard dress to make any dinner/event so much more fun / 15. Blue suede shoes, because duh / 16. Worship this satchel/backpack that comes in a ton of colors  



Best Buys of 2018

Happy New Year! 
I was planning on writing something reflective and deep and then was over it. ha 
SO much happened this year and yet nothing that was not overcome or not enjoyed to its fullest extent. 
So good and bad, we can handle it, right? 
At least I hope to keep that feeling going into 2019. 
Stay active, eat healthy most some of the time, laugh with friends, appreciate family, and enjoy these kids before they get too big to want to hang out. 
And when the bad stuff happens, it is going to be fine. 
Seriously, it will. 

Looking back on the blog this year, I have to say there were times I was working on it and just did not feel that it was worth keeping up. But then per usual, you all surprise me by clicking around and showing me that you are still there and enjoying it. So thank you SO much! You are what motivates me to keep it up and as I expand my real estate and design services this year (exciting stuff!), I hope to bring you a better site and instagram experience to encompass it all. 

I know you all love the posts with the hidden gems, best values, and life hack type products. So I thought I would round up my favorite and most used buys of 2018. Would love to hear some of your favorite buys in comments!

1. A few drops of this magical serum each morning actually makes a difference in my skin. Less wrinkles and a bit of a glow. 
2. GUYS, if you do not own these faux leather leggings, BUY THEM. They are magic and absolutely anyone can pull them off. 
3. This open front sweater blazer has been on rotation all year. With jeans, dresses, leggings, everything. Comes in other colors and is on mega sale. 
4. So I am an eye cream enthusiast and this one is the real deal. Worth the investment, friends. 
5. This red wine mouth blocker came with me everywhere this year. Easy to put on and completely works! 
6. These faux suede leggings are AMAZING. They look like real suede and are basically free. Also come in other colors. 
7. This non-foundation foundation is the best light, but full coverage make up I have ever used. One little dot added to your regular moisturizer creates the perfect tinted moisturizer. 
8. I make a big latte in the morning and this keeps me caffeinated well until lunch by staying warm. It also actually fits in the cup holder of my car and comes in cute colors. 
9. These block heel sandals are super comfortable, come in a million colors at a great price. Love them more than most of my pricier shoes and going to order the closed toe version too. 
10. These boot cut cropped jeans feel like pajamas and look cute with any shoes. On sale. 
11. These Valentino sandals are plastic, but you cannot tell in person. So you can sport them to the pool or dinner just the same. 
12. I have noticed a difference in my skin and hair, tummy, and general health since putting a scoop of collagen in my coffee. It is totally tasteless too. 
13. This sun hat is the best. Albeit a little grandma-ish, it packs easy, keeps you cool, and blocks a lot of sun from face and chest. 
14. For those like me that loathe an underwire, this bra will change your life. 
15. Custom canvas totes are the answer to every bag problem you have for yourself and your kids. Love all the sizes and you cannot beat the price point. 



The Best Designer Post Holiday Sales!

So we made it. Wow, it was something, right? This year I tried to take a step back and not go crazy with anything. The schedules, the commitments, the presents, the cooking. Of course, it was all still madness but a hair less, which made for slightly less stress. And in all the very best parts were laughing with friends, feasting with family, and seeing the happiness in my kids through it all. 

Now you would think that shopping is the least of what anyone is thinking about, but actually it is one of the best times! So many sites have crazy good sales that include some of the best designers. I rounded up a few items from each site, but be sure to browse around for your favorites because I assure you they are there. So Netflix and chill and gift yourself a pat on the back. 

1. Valentino / 2. Tom Ford  / 3. Chloe (obsessed) / 4. Balenciaga / 5. Charlotte Olympia (obsessed) / 6. Joesph / 7. Alexandre Birman / 8. Valentino / 9. Maje / 10. Isabel Marant (best boots I own!) / 11. Proenza Schouler / 12. Valentino / 13. Mui Mui / 14. Veronica Beard / 15. Valentino (or these) / 16. Self Portrait / 17. Alexandre Birman / 18. Golden Goose (or these) / 19. Aquazarra  



2018 Gift Guide: The Lux List

Last gift guide of the season! 
You can see the rest of them here for other ideas at every price point. 
This of course is the drool worthy list. Investment pieces that will feel so special and last for many seasons. 
If anyone needs any help (I am looking at you, boys) with selecting. Email me

2. A classic and soft wool coat by Ganni
6. A pink Ganni puffer
7. New chic luggage
8. The coolest backpack/satchel by Senereve (other colors)
9. New soft, lux, organic cotton sheet sets approved by Gwyneth 
12. A throwback Gucci tote 
13. A Mason Pearson brush for the hair obessed
14. Gucci mules (other colors)
15. Diamond huggies, love
16. Platform Golden Goose sneakers
17. A beautiful Gucci wallet
18. Oversized ChloĆ© sunglasses 

Happy Gifting everyone! 


2018 Gift Guide: Under $200

So we are getting mighty close to the big day. Are you done shopping? 
I just got started and fine with it. 
In the age of 2 day shipping we can do that, thank goodness. 
So you still have all most of the time in the world. And hopefully with a little help here to make it even easier. 
These under $200 gifts are all super solid. A few cozy things, a few practical (but also fun) things, and something shiny. You honestly cannot go wrong. Loving this list. 

1. The coziest sherpa jacket $200 (on sale!)
2. A satchel/crossbody that comes in every color $168 (on sale!)
3. Google Home HQ that will help her do everything $129 (on sale!)
4. For the La Croix obsessed, a cute bubbler $143
5. A big heart ring that is so great $125
6. Chic silky striped pajamas $136
7. A wireless Bose speaker in rose gold $200
8. A cashmere wrap that will always feel special $198 (plus 25% off)
9. Cashmere slippers for coxy toes $154
10. The softest, comfiest robe there ever was $189
11. An Instant pot to make her life a snap $119-$147
12. A wide angle lens for her iphone $110
13. For the girl who cannot open the bottle, ever $100

Check out all the other gift guides here! 



2018 Gift Guide: Under $100

So would you be alarmed if I told you my tree is not up and I have done zero holiday shopping??? Yea, it is kind of scary to say out loud. I am pretty sure I am going to get my stuff together in the next couple days, but until then here I am avoiding it all on the blog! Way more fun to put together gift guides than do any actual to do list crossing off. ha 
When it comes to gifts, it is really just this simple. If you can imagine the person smiling when opening it, you've done good. I love all of these gifts so much and really try to knock out options that could be perfect for so many, but also feel super special and unique. 

1. The sweetest tiny star studs $35
2. Crisp old school pajamas you can monogram $95
3. Killer big cat eye sunglasses $68
4. A beautiful brass tray for jewelry $20
5. A chic velvet clutch $98
6. The best sweat pants there ever was $84
7. A pom beanie in a sweet hue $75
8. A super special coffee mug (psst: get 4 to make it a set) $23
9. A market backpack for your framers market lover $98
10. The coolest mixed media hoop earrings $80
11. A monogrammed oversized scarf $49
12. Super cozy slip on slippers $83
13. Glam gold ear buds $55

Check out my other gift guides HERE



Let's Get Festive

It seems like each day brings a new way to celebrate the season. Cinnamon spiked coffees, cookie exchanges, kids making ornaments, houses twinkling with lights, lots of sparkling cocktails. Man, it is the best.  The exhaustion can be real, so pace yourselves, friends. But one thing that can make it all even more fun, is a festive addition to your closet. Even just a piece or two that screams holiday gets you more excited for the event, plus makes getting dressed for them that much easier. So hear are some fun options that can wear with your other faves for a bright and merry December. 

1. Obsessed with this bowed white shirt / 2. Own this red sweater and love it! / 3. A super sparkly skirt  / 4. Crushing on these bow sneakers / 5. Glitter Mules, these too  / 6. Amazing sequin sweater on sale / 7. Cool girl hoops / 8. The perfect day to night red dress / 9. Comfy, but refined cropped velvet pants / 10. A cute cold shoulder top / 11. Velvet slippers you can wear everywhere/ 12. Cropped velvet jeans / 13. A pretty lace top / 14. Velvet leggings by Spanx  / 15. Sneakers with a festive twist / 16. The perfect velvet blazer / 17. A pretty sequin bow backed top / 18. A ruffled plaid top / 19. A starry clutch 

Happy Weekend! 
More Gift Guides coming your way next week! 
You can check out the other ones here


2018 Gift Guide: All Things Beauty

Each year there are so many new products to dazzle us, plus the tried and true favorites, that make the best gifts. And truly it is the gift that keeps on giving every time she reaches for it.
 There are a lot of ways to make a girl feel great depending on her taste. Here I tried to cover them all, from the luxury lover to the holistic healer. 
I am truly swooning over it all...

1. This is the ultimate La Mer  set, this one too. / 2. I have heard first hand that this Dyson hair dryer is life changing and worth every penny / 3. These lip masks are an Insta sensation and actually work! / 4. This Herbivore set smells amazing and the products are so beautiful / 5. If you want to give GOOP products a try, this is the perfect starter kit / 6. The Glossier serum set to cure whatever is ailing your skin / 7. The ultimate Charlotte Tilbury set in her most loved hues / 8. Collagen and Glow supplements to give her morning coffee super powers / 9. The OG in green beauty, Tata Harper , that always is at the top of every beauty list,/ 10. The brand new Goop Glow powder that Gwyneth is raving about / 11. A Dybar set for her very best hair day, this one too / 12. This lighted mask looks scary, but is supposedly life changing for skin! / 13. The most amazing shower and body essentials from Glossier / 14. An assortment of the very best sheet masks.

Check Out the Other gift Guides: 



2018 Gift Guide: Under $25

Gifting season is here!
 Have you started yet? I wish I could say that I am "shop in advance" type person, but I am still getting things together days before the big day. 
Which is fine for those living inside my house, not so much for those that I need to gift during the month. Specifically the amazing teachers, friends, hosts, co-workers, and overall helpers in our lives. And while you want to spoil them, budget certainly comes into play when you have a lot of people on the list. So here are eleven great ideas that anyone would love that are under (some way under) $25. So gift away and enjoy that smile on their faces when they open it. 

1. Slippers never fail! Love that these come with an eye mask / 2. Rainbow chocolates perfect for snacking / 3. Cozy mittens in a fun print / 4. Because one can never have enough of this hand cream and balm / 5. An initial catch all for their desk / 6. Eye masks that are magic / 7. The softest socks there ever was (other colors) / 8. An initial key chain to her heart / 9. The perfect travel kit for the one that is always on the go / 10. A luxurious Kiehls duo that feel super special / 11. A monogram pencil holder for all the things


Check Out My Other Gift Guides


The Best Sales This Weekend

Happy Thanksgiving Weekend! How was your holiday? 
We are still basking in the glory of stuffing and snuggles with cousins. It has been a great week. 
And with that extra couch time I cannot avoid the excitement of scrolling through a few great sales. Namely from retailers with site wide discounts that I order from again and again. These end tonight! So hop to it. 

J. Crew: 50% your ENTIRE purchase with code TGIF 
Shopbop: 15%-25% your order with code MORE18
Intermix: $50 Off every $250 you spend + A Huge Designer Sale 

 Here are some picks from all three sites

1. A Show Stopping Romper / 2. The Perfect Holiday Dress /        3. My Favorite Sweater, comes in lots of colors /  4. A Sweet Lace Dress /  5. The Perfect Winter Jacket, comes in lots of colors /       6. Stretchy High Waisted Jeans / 7. Femmine Velvet Mules / 8. A Preppy Puffer / 9. A Smart Velvet Blazer / 10. A Festive Boys Shirt /  11. The Cutest Girls Velvet Dress / 12. A Pretty Fair Isle Sweater / 13. Vintage Gucci Bucket / 14. Soft Loungey Joggers / 15. Cozy Winter Boots / 16. Classic Kicks



What to Wear: Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is the best, right? 
Family, friends, cooking, football, good wine, and the inevitable lounge afterward. 
Though I know not every Thanksgiving is stress-free or drama-free, the thought of all those smiling faces gathered around tables gives me all the warm feels. 
Do you dress up for Thanksgiving? I would say our family tends to be casual dressy, but I know plenty of dress codes are happening. I would say pants are off the table, because zips and buttons in the mid section are no friend to this holiday. 
It is safe to say I want EVERY ONE of these as the prints and colors are giving me all the holiday vibes. So cheers to full tummys, happy tables, and the perfect dress for it all. 

1. A white sweater dress always looks lux. Staud $185
2. I am OBSESSED with this dress by C/Meo $180
3. This Free People sweater dress is AMAZING. Also comes in other colors $168
4. A super chic velvet jumpsuit from J. Crew $148 (but 30% off today!)
5. I love a Fall Floral. Madewell $119
6. Leather and a ballet neckline by Bailey 44 $168
7. Love the print and classic silhouette of this Madewell $160 
8. This print, color, length combo is perfection by Faithfull the Brand $168
9. A velvet wrap dress that looks so soft. $88
10. Veronica Beard makes the most flattering dresses $595
11. A classic sweater dress by Madewell. Comes in other colors $118
12. This is THE color right now and this Topshop dress looks comfy $68
13. The softest chambray dress. Perfect with high boots. Cloth & Stone $148
14. A little 70s vibe is perfect for the day. Endless Rose $95
15. A boho vibe in rich colors by Natalie Martin $210



All The Boots

I have always considered myself a gal of the Midwest. One that did not mind the winter and promised I would never complain. Well, I am no longer that girl. 
It is only 45 degrees and I am already OVER IT. 
Am I turning into an old lady? Perhaps, as dreams of being a snowbird dance in my head. 
In the mean time I will be fireside and cozy and generally at home. 
And while I would LOVE to hibernate with Netflix and Instacart, leaving the house is necessary. Ugh
At the very least there is a boot to make me smile and cozy in any situation. 
From snowy school drop off to client meetings to cozy dinners out, good boots make the cold weather a bit better. 
I would say a dressed up bootie, a flat boot, a cozy boot, and a tall boot are all necessary if you live anywhere near where you see snow ever. (But I know you warm weather lovelies are sporting all these as well!)
So I wanted to round up all the best in those categories in lots of price points for any budget. 

Mid Height Heeled Booties
This is by far my favorite boot right now and I want ALL of these! 
1. Dolce Vita $150 / 2.  Sam Edelman $149 / 3. Valentino $1,245 / 4. J. Crew $248 / 5. Aquazzura $825 / 6. Madewell $198 / 7. Marni $1070 / 8. Sam Edelman $160

Heeled Booties
Makes any outfit instantly polished

1. Splendid $148 Obsessed! / 2.  Jeffrey Campbell $144/ 3. Sam Edelman $149 / 4. Jeffrey Campbell $144 / 5. Rag & Bone $495 Own them and love them / 6. Madewell $198

Cold Weather & Snow
Cozy, but cute 
1. Isabel Marant $695 Obsessed! / 2. The Fix $139 / 3.  Moncler $480 / 4. J. Crew $208 (many colors) / 5. Sorel $160 / 6. Miu Miu $940 / 7. Sorel $120 / 8. Ganni $395

Flat Mid Height
Love the slouchy look with dresses especially. 
1. Rebecca Minkoff $148 (other colors) / 2. Splendid $148 / 3. Ugg $140 (many colors) / 4. Isabel Marant $680 LOVE! 

Tall Boots
1. Dolce Vita $200 / 2. Free People $288 Obsessed! / 3. Blondo $150 / 4. Splendid $280 LOVE / 5. Stuart Weitzman $900 / 6. Isabel Marant $840 / 7. J. Crew $298/ 8. J. Crew $325



Current Favorites

Hi Friends! How are you? 
Nothing too new and exciting here. Besides the kids juggle and fun work projects, I am trying to enjoy the down time with Matt and the kids. We have been playing this game a lot (hilarious) and I have plans to tackle this recipe sometime soon (because cheddar). 
Other than that, here are some current favorites that are making me happy. 

1. Tons of complements on this new puffer (comes in navy too). And it is on sale! 
2. These fresh white pair of kicks are making my outfits. (Make sure to get the right size! Check size chart)
3. YOU GUYS! These leggings from Old Navy are PERFECTION. I want all the colors! And on sale for basically free. 
4. This sweet buffalo check runner is a great addition to my kitchen hallway. It comes in other colors and sizes as well. 
5. As a girl that loathes an underwire, I am living in these bras from Target. Seamless and perfect under anything. 
6. This magnetic chore chart has been a game changer for the kids. Stuck it right to the dishwasher for easy reading for the littles. 
7. My Crazy Rich Asians obsession continues. I am binge listening to the next two in the series on Audible. 
8. I am a sucker for a white sweater and this Topshop one is the perfect fit and price for the inevitable red wine spill. ha
9. Never in my life have I been a bath person, but as the days get chillier the more I craving them. I love this bubble bath with epson salt for tired muscles and a relaxing lavender scent. Mary loves it too! 

Anything you are loving right now? 


Work It: The Best Fall Active Wear

I love how we call gym clothes active wear now. Because let's get real, just because you have on leggings does not mean you are actually going to the gym.  But you can bet your ass that the ladies wearing them are slaying their "active" day all. day. long. 
So whether you are headed to the gym, the one million errands you have that day, or working from Starbucks, I pulled this season's best options. New work out clothes always tend to motivate me just a bit more too, which I will take any day. I am loving jewel tones mixed with moody pastels that are everywhere. And topping it with a cozy sweater/sweatshirt action makes it cozy. 

1. This moody blue is so great. (comes in others as well) Athleta 
2. An investment, but obsessed. Love the length Sweaty Betty 
3. The absolute coolest leggings, come in many colors Outdoor Voices
4. The coziest sweatshirt here ever was Gap
5. Dying over these rose gold ombre leggings! Terez
6. Own this pullover and LOVE it Athleta
7. Pink camo! (and other colors) Outdoor Voices
8. This tie back tank is perfection. Comes in many colors Carbon 38 
9. Will never tire of this wine color Gap
10. This funnel neck sweatshirt has pockets and is the perfect length Gap
11. Love these stars so much! Terez
12. Love this cozy Nike zip up (this one too)
13. Perfectly Preppy leggings Tory Burch
14. Own these and they are the SOFTEST leggings of all time Athleta
15. This tank is so comfy and the perfect fit. Comes in tons of colors Athleta



12 Perfect Pillow Combos

Mixing prints, whether in fashion or for the home, is tough. There are so many factors that make for a good combination like scale and color, and deciding can be torture. I have had lots of questions and requests for help with pillows, so I put together some combos in lots of different hues for your home. And while I would love to pile on 6 pillows on every sofa in our home, that does not fly over well with my better half. So I am keeping these to pairs. If you want to add any pillows to these pairs, just email me and I will send you more options that goes with your favorite! 

Pretty Pastels: Floral and Plaid

Bold Navy: Spotted and Buffalo Check

Pink Abstract: Soft Velvet and Painted

Watercolors: Fruit and Velvet

Modern Mix: Stripes and Leather

Fun Traditional: Lemon Tree and Velvet

Preppy Nautical: Stripes and Embroidered 

Country Traditional: Block Print and Patterned

Blue Beauties: Spotted and Tribal Striped

Textured and Tasseled: Woven and Stripe

Arty Blue: Painted and Cheetah 

Leafy Prep: Fig Leaf and Geometric 



Feeling Fall Florals

Though floral usually screams warmer months, dark florals are the perfect print for Fall. A moody take on the floral dress can be such an easy way to bring some femme to the heavy clothes we are sporting. 

I love this La Vie Rebecca Taylor version (unfortunately sold out) and am excited to wear it with boots. There are plenty of moody floral dresses perfect for throwing on during the day with flat over the knee boots. And I love a long version with your favorite mules or booties. 

1. Michael Kors $155 / 2. Rebecca Taylor $269 / 3. Rebecca Taylor $295 / 4. Madewell $158 / 5.  Ganni $250 / 6. Rebecca Minkoff $95 / 7. Lioness $78 / 8. Equipment $313 / 9. Wayf $138 / 10. Maje $175 / 11. Ganni $235 / 12. Ganni $235



My Picks from the MAJOR Shopbop Sale

Shopbop just loves to surprise us with site wide sales so we can drool even more over the amazing Fall pieces. Almost every single item is part of their sale with up to 25% off your entire order at check out. Use code stockup18

I plucked out the items I think you all would love the most. So many fun, interesting pieces that will get you pysched to get dressed. As well as some Fall staples that you will wear to death. 
Let's just say my cart is full. 

1. This drape front jacket comes in a bunch of colors and you will wear it forever. Under $100! / 2. Obsessed with the retro feel of these Puma sneakers (these too) / 3. DYING over this sweater and skirt set  / 4. Cannot believe these Alexandre Birman are on sale! Also in white and black / 5. These Spanx leggings are always sold out and have a million rave reviews / 6. The color and texture of this suede skirt is perfection. Also comes in brown / 7. The cardigan you will reach for over and over again / 8. A soft plaid shirt to pair with everything / 9. Have always loved these modern Alexander Wang booties / 10. A sporty and soft puffer  / 11. This buffalo plaid coat is on sale and you get the 25% off / 12. Go full sweatsuit in these pants and hoodie (these joggers too!) / 13. A pretty sweater dress / 14. Cool girl booties for skinnies, tights, and leggings / 15. A new riff on the striped sweater / 16. The softest PJ set / 17. LOVE these leopard block heels

There is SO much more to see on the site too. Like these, thesethese, this, and this

Happy Shopping


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