cozy cocoon

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sweater | tee | denim sold out (similar) | lace up flats (on sale for $25!!, similar option here)| bag is sold out (similar here & here) | leopard belt | hat is sold out (super similar) | midi pendant necklace

I have been looking for a burgundy chunky knit sweater and saw a couple at Nordstrom but they were all pricy around $78. I didn’t want to spend that much. So when I came across this one I snagged it! It’s so comfy, soft, and warm! I love it paired with this plain white tee, easy, casual and comfortable all around! I literally can’t stop wearing hats in the fall! It’s such an easy way to hide dirty hair and sometimes just adds a little something to an otherwise “basic” outfit.

Thanks for reading have a lovely day!

P.S. Happy Veteran’s Day to all those who have served our country to bravely! Thank you for making America great!

Best plaid top ever

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plaid top (on sale!)| denim | booties | hat | bag

This is my favorite plaid top ever! It is so soft and has the cutest ruffle on the back. I loved these fall colors (plus Bears colors!). It also comes in a red plaid and an ivory. Size down it runs really big.

We had a fun Halloween weekend although it was cold and rainy! Isla was a Flamingo and we went to a Halloween breakfast at the Morton Arboretum. She hated the men dressed up as characters (the Ninja Turtle was especially traumatizing). We got to head downtown that evening for a friend’s party which was fun too!

Hope everyone had an enjoyable weekend!

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She went from loving/hugging Ana and Elsa one second to wanting me the next. Typical, haha

Matchy matchy

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my outfit: similar jeans | top | hat | flats (even cheaper version here, just ordered them in nude & they also come in a fun yellow color) | similar bag

isla’s outfit: similar dress | similar hat | similar kitty shoes here & here

Sorry for the photo overload but I just couldn’t pick which I liked best because it’s hard to only like certain photos of your child! lol These matching-ish outfits happened accidentally. I realized we both had window pane pieces and burgundy hats so we went for it! It’s fun matching your little. Although she always, always looks cuter!

I know you’re probably sick of hearing “I’m sorry for the hiatus” but I really am. Sometimes life just gets in the way. But I hope to be back to regular blogging soon! As always thanks so much for your support and for reading! Hope you have a great day.

recent phone snaps

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blanket scarf  (reversible to B&W herringbone)| floppy hat | studded crossbody | flats ($25!)| other scarf options here & here

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plaid top | jeans | flats | bag

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blanket scarf ($11) | sweater (have worn this SO many times and only $20) | jeans | mules | sunnies | bag | necklace

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My favorite quick hairstyle for dirty hair! Let me know if you would be interested in a tutorial of this. It’s much easier than you would think!

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I mean come on! Those pigtails!!

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One of my favorite lipglosses

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Remember my favorite burgundy coat from fall last year? Well it’s still available HERE and I found an awesome dupe for it HERE for only $55!!

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candle warmer | candle (last year bath & body works) | mini pumpkin candles | owls | hello fall sign (Target dollar spot find) | Lantern (homegoods)

I posted this pic on instagram but I know I have a few readers that don’t use IG so I’ll share again. 99% of the time when I burn a candle I don’t burn it at all. I use a candle warmer. It plugs into the wall, you place your candle on it and it warms the wax until it melts. It fills your home so much more with the scent than traditional burning! It also makes your candles last much much longer. Like almost indefinitely. I “warmed” this exact candle all last season and it is practically still brand new. It is also much safer than having an open flame around a crazy toddler! The candle warmer can also double as a coffee warmer to keep your coffee, hot chocolate, or tea nice and hot! Which is perfect for the colder temps that will soon be upon us! This is my exact warmer. Let me know if you get one and how you like it!

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Pumpkins!!!

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Obsessed with “reading” on her belly. She finds all sorts of little spots to lay down and read haha

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Last weekend we went apple picking! Someone was much more interested in the tasting part…

Hope everyone is having a great week! Sorry about the lack of posts. It has been kind of slow getting into the groove this week! Working on a few little decor updates in our family room too.

Oh P.S. has anyone tried the new Toasted Graham Latte (TGL) from Starbucks? It’s soo good. I’ve never been super obsessed with the PSL like everyone else and this is right up my alley!

Thanks for stopping by!

Holding onto summer

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Baby photobomb!

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dress (on sale & obsessed with the fit, I also bought it in black!) | wedges | floppy hat (only $15!) | studded bag | necklace | eden cuff | chevron bangle | spiked pearl cuff | sunnies $10 (real deal here)

Can you believe there are some leaves on the ground already?! There was a distinct chill in the air too! Guess it’s time to go shopping for some fall candles!! Can’t say I’m mad!

Today I’m sharing with you a great dress that can be worn 3 out of the 4 seasons. I wore the dress and wedges to a rehearsal dinner on Friday. It’s a great summer shift but in the fall could be paired with booties and a leather jacket and be just as cute! I love the colors in it and it pairs well with so many things. I’m starting to think I have an oxblood obsession. The last 4 items I’ve purchased have had this color in them! This studded bag for less than $23 and this floppy hat for only $15! It’s just so gorgeous for the cooler months and goes so well with pretty much my entire fall/winter wardrobe.

Happy Friday! Hope everyone has a super relaxing weekend! 🙂

P.s. Can you believe it’s been 14 years since 9/11? So crazy how time flies. Be sure to say an extra prayer today for all those people who are still suffering the loss of their loved one.

Neutral Greys

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top (old similar here & here) | white skinnies (on sale!) | bag (old color not avail but LOVE it in this color & this & this) | wedges | hat (on sale!) | renegade bracelet in silver | chiara leather beaded bracelet 

I love a monochrome or almost monochrome look. It’s easy to pull together and feel chic. This one is perfect for those in between days where it’s not quite fall, the temps are dropping, but you want to hold onto summer as long as possible! Still loving these wedges, they don’t look it but they’re so comfy! Love the grey too, such a hard color to find in a wedge!

Hope everyone has a great hump day! Thank you so much for reading! P.S Happy 2nd birthday to my adorable nephew Teddy!

Fall Must Haves

Hello friends! I know it’s been a while and I’m hoping to get back into more regular posting next week. So sorry for the big delay.

Today I wanted to share with you a few of my fall “must haves” a lot of these pieces are staples for fall that can be worn many different ways. They’re also very popular and tend to sell out rather quickly before we even get weather that resembles fall! So you won’t want to miss out on any of these great options!

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Remember this military jacket? Well it is now restocked in all sizes! It is one of my favorites ever. Great price point and goes with so much. It runs big, I’m wearing a size small. I’m also loving THIS version in a chambray material that is currently on sale! So cute. (Click HERE to see the full post for this outfit)

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If you follow me on Instagram you already saw this, but my absolute favorite floppy hat (but not TOO floppy that it inhibits your vision) is currently on sale for less than $22. I am wearing it in the tan color but also ordered it in the light grey. It is going to go perfect with everything in my fall wardrobe. I just love hats especially for bad hair days! Or when I’m too lazy to wash my hair. (Click HERE to see the full post for this outfit)

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This j crew herringbone puffer vest has been an obsession of everyone and their mother for like 3 years straight now. I don’t think it’s going out of style anytime soon either! Mine is from 3 years ago but they just restocked it in an awesome slate grey color! It’s on sale and I know it will not be available for long. It does run kind of big, mine is a size small. I like it to be a little more fitted though so that’s why I went with a small. I can’t comfortably zip it all the way up thanks to being bigger on top but that’s okay, I still get the look I’m going for.

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A good pair of booties. These BP trott booties are so comfy. They can be dressed up or down which I love. I have them in black because I din’t have a black pair but the brown color is great too!

Sorry again for my lack of posting. I hope to be back at it again very soon! Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!