Best plaid top ever











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!


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

Matchy matchy































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


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


plaid top | jeans | flats | bag


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!


I mean come on! Those pigtails!!


One of my favorite lipglosses


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!




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


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!

Plaid shirt dress









plaid shirt dress (also comes in blue) || OTK boots (perfect heel height!) || studded tote || belt || sunnies real version & my dupes || watch || spike pearl cuff || stretch bracelet  (reversible)|| earrings (can’t stop wearing these!)

Pretty sure I’ll be in this dress all the time until the temps really start to drop. I love that it has a fall vibe with the wine color & plaid (I told you I was obsessed!) but is still comfortable for those in between days because of the short sleeves. It’s also great because it’s a bit longer in the front and definitely longer in the back. This is great when you’re chasing a toddler around for more coverage! This bag has pretty much become my new diaper bag. I just love it so much! I was sick of toting around a big heavy diaper bag and never using half the junk in it. I’m trying a simpler approach and so far really like it. I just keep the essentials in it, a few diapers, travel pack of wipes, snacks, a pacifier, a small toy, a bow/clip for Isla’s hair and that’s pretty much it! I love this bag because of the price point, color, and size. It is the perfect size tote! Not too big or small.

I hope everyone had a nice weekend! Thanks for reading!

Fall Fashion for under $20!

OB-fall fashion under 20

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Like I mentioned in yesterday’s post, Old Navy has some of the cutest stuff for fall! Right now ALL these pieces in the collage are $20 or UNDER! Many of them under. A lot of you are looking for a leopard print scarf and this one is PERFECTION. I am really picky about my leopard print pattern, it has to be as non-gaudy as possible. And this one is awesome at $12!! And I might have to scoop up that burgundy floppy hat for only $15! Not to mention all of the great dresses on sale right now. Seriously if you like something now is the time to pick it up! To make it even better if you input the promo code ENJOY at checkout you can get an extra 30% off on some items making them even cheaper! I don’t know how long this sale will be going on for, but I’m sure not long, so don’t delay. Happy Shopping!

Happy Hump Day! Thanks for stopping by!

P.S. This dress is super cute and with the promo code it comes out to be only $22.40!

Ready or not, here comes fall







skinny jeans | similar plaid tops here, here, & here | very similar vest | bag | similar mules & love these | earrings | spike pearl cuff | fitbit bracelet | chevron bracelet

First off please excuse the milk stains on my jeans, #momlife. Yesterday really felt like fall. I know school is back in session but I just can’t believe the summer is actually over. I swear it goes faster and faster every year. Although I’m sad the fun of summer is practically over, I am excited for fall and all it entails! I just wish the season as a whole lasted longer than 3 weeks, ha. Fall fashion is my favorite and I got out some old favorites to pull this fall look together. Many items aren’t available anymore but I linked some really similar pieces, some that are even cuter than what I’m wearing! I’m so excited to get to wear my nsale items soon!

We are headed to the Shedd Aquarium today to explore the aquatic world with some friends! Have a good day!

Still loving flannel..








jeans (back in stock!) | top (from a local boutique, similar here) | white cardigan ($25 & 3 other colors!) | flats | tote (old, similar) |necklace | watch | earrings

I caved & bought this sweater. It was only $25 and goes with everything! I’m really into textured sweaters this season, they just seem to add the right amount of visual interest to an outfit. And as you can see I’m still digging my flannel shirts. I have a ton of them and just love how comfy & casual they are. They look really cute with jean shorts too for a more country chic vibe.

In other news I’m so excited for House of Cards to come out on Friday!! I seriously love that show. We are currently also watching Breaking Bad (on season 2) I know we are so far behind the times! Another one we love is Shameless on Showtime. It’s pretty rough around the edges, but Emmy Rossum is so good in it.

Also any Bachelor viewers out there reading this? I can’t get over how DUMB this season is & yet I still can’t seem to stop watching… pathetic I know. Is it just me or does it seem like they have gone absolutely no where exciting? Usually the whole group goes to Europe or some foreign country. The dates have all been super odd too, only one or two typical bachelor dates, the rest a little weird. Like a bed in the middle of the badlands? Bizarre. Hopefully they go somewhere tropical and stay in little huts above the water, because come on how could you not fall in love in a place like that? LOL But really I’m anxious to see how the season turns out because I read some spoilers before the season began. Also saw on a tabloid at the grocery store “Bachelor Chris engaged, but in love with another woman!” oh the scandal! We will see!

Oh also did anyone see 50 shades? What did you think? I heard it was pretty bad, would love to know your opinion!

Sorry for the TV show ramble… thanks for reading friends!