Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Not Your Average Red, White, and Blue

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Coral, white, and navy with a splash of teal? Not your average red, white, and blue outfit, but seasonal and fun non the less. Sure, on the 4th of July I usually go all out in classic colors, but the weeks leading up to, why not mix it up a bit? The last time I styled this dress I kept it pretty tame by adding cream heels, a brown saddle bag, and my favorite denim jacket. This time, I wanted to mix things up by adding these beautiful coral heels and navy fringe bag. To add more blues to the mix I went with long teal earrings.  

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Dress: c/o Express (similar) (similar) // Shoes: c/o Sole Society // Bag: E Street Denim (swap w/ Kaitlyn) // Earrings: via TSF box service // Watch: Fossil // Fitbit 

Do you ever mix up classic color pairings? What do you think of this outfit?

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

The Great Succulent

You may remember the below photo from my Instagram feed back in April. I was so excited to find this succulent terrarium at Mariano's, I bought it right then and there! I do remember thinking $50 was a lot of money, but I loved the stone square pot it was in and there were so many beautiful succulents inside. Not to mention, they took all the work out of it by planting them and adding the moss, it was a no brainier when I thought about it.

Before:
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OK, so fast forward 8 weeks and my succulent terrarium looked more like a succulent forest! How many did they put in there? And am I watering them too often or something? These guys are growing like crazy and I had no choice but to take action.  

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I bought two different types of planters (set of 3 in teal and 2 round white) as well as cactus & succulent soil mix and replanting tools. This way, I could spread them out all over the house and make my forest look more like a terrarium again. 

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Once I filled all the new pots with soil, it was time to dissect my terrarium and find out just how many plants I actually had. Using the tools, I carefully pulled the moss back and placed each succulent on the counter. I figured I would take them all out to see what I'm working with before I replanted them. 12! Can you believe there were 12 succulents in there? Yes, I was over watering (you are supposed to add water once a month...I was doing that weekly), but 12 plants seems a bit much, no? In the end, I'm the big winner as I got a whole bunch of new pretties all over my home! 

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After: 
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What do you think of my new succulent set up? 

Monday, June 20, 2016

That's a Wrap

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If wrap dresses are perfect for every body type then, in theory, wrap rompers should be the bee's knees too, right? Right! I recently borrowed this floral number from Kaitlyn and I instantly fell in love. The wrap style is forgiving and the tie waist is the perfect touch. I think I might need to go shopping for one of my own like this. If you do too, I'll attach some wrap style rompers at the end of this post and we can shop my favorites together! Who's with me? ;) 

This  beauty was so fun to style. I kept it classic by pairing the romper with a denim jacket, but then played up the blue hues by adding these badass (if I do say so myself) pumps! I picked these shoes up back in 2012 and have been obsessed with them ever since. I don't wear them often, so when I do it's true love all over again. To finish the outfit off, I added a bold lip, eyelet bag, and a statement necklace. On my way out the door, I grabbed the hubby's Raybans. I mean...it's more fun to share! 

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Romper: Express (swap w/ Kaitlyn) // Bag: c/o Sole Society // Jacket: Pepe Jeans (similar) // Sunglasses: Rayban // Shoes: Shoemint (old) // Watch: Movado // Necklace: Swap w/ Kaitlyn // Fitbit

Are you a fan of wrap dresses or wrap rompers?

Pick up one of my favorites here:


Monday, June 13, 2016

Keeping it Classic





There is nothing more classic then pairing great denim jeans with a flowy tank. This outfit is perfect for anything from everyday wear to a night out with the girls! I recently moved, and with a week until closing, I decided to keep these classic items out. Little did I know that our closing would be pushed back a week (which meant living in a few looks for two weeks) but in the end, I'm just glad I had such great pieces pulled! 

Life is very exciting lately. We moved a little over a week ago and I am about 80% unpacked so far. I am obsessed with our new home. But more over, I am loving our new neighborhood, neighbors, all the community programs and amenities, the local co-op, and my kids are so happy and adjusting seamlessly. I don't know why we didn't move here sooner! 




Give me a few more weeks to get settled and I promise I will be up blogging regularly again. There are so many beautiful places to shoot photos here, and now that I have all my clothes back in one place, I am super inspired to mix and match my wardrobe. Truth be told, I've never (yes, in my adult life) had a closet big enough to fit my wardrobe. And now I do. It's truly amazing too see everything all at once and I can't wait to share some new looks with you. Not to mention home decor. Lots of home posts coming soon too. And product reviews, and recipes....be excited, I am! ;) 


Top: Topshop // Bag: c/o Sole Society // Jeans: c/o Fitcode // Shoes: Just Fab // Sunglasses: Ditto (use code SADB for 1st month FREE!) // Fitbit // Watch: Fossil // Necklace: Free People (similar) // Matte Lip Color: Glo Minerals

What are you guys up to lately? When was the last time you moved? This is my first move in 10 years and I hated every minute of the process! lol 

Friday, May 20, 2016

Outtakes: Volume 6

It's Fri-yay and I am so excited for the weekend to start! We are moving in four days (you can follow along over on Snapchat @StilettosandDB) and it's a bit crazy at my house right now. Who knew selling one property, buying a new construction home, and transferring two kids into a new school district (one with an IEP) would be so difficult? I swear I'm not going to know what to do with myself when it's all over...maybe I'll actually enjoy my summer and go to the pool with my kiddos everyday! A girl can dream! ;) Let's be honest, this blog (and my posts on the Sisters Marie blog), are going to get very home decor and DIY in the coming months/years. I have a big house to fill up and decorate next! I can't wait to share that all with you guys. In the meantime, lets have a few laughs at my most recent outtakes, shall we? 

When your hubby starts cat-calling you at the end of the shoot.
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Wind that isn't working for me. At all!
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"Seriously though, are the geese coming this way?"
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"Why wind? You would not do this for Beyonce!"
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Hair with a mind of it's own!
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RBF  
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"Bouncy hair, don't care." 
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"Can we be done? Over it."
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"Walk this way!" 
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Gotta love timer photo shoots...walking into frame.
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Hair issues
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"I'm so fancy..."
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Want to see more outtakes? Here are a few of my favorite previous outtakes post here, here, here.

I am taking next week off of blogging during the move, but will be back up ad running on May 30th! Have a great weekend and thanks for stopping by today! xo

Monday, May 16, 2016

Red, Red, Wine....





I am color crushing on wine right now. I literally can't get enough of it this Spring, and I feel all mixed up as this is usually my go-to Fall color. Why can't it be both? I'm here to tell you that it can be both! ;)

I love everything about this dress! The style is gorgeous yet sophisticated with a little boho twist which makes it a fast favorite of mine for sure. As soon as I saw photos of this dress in my Trunk Club preview, I knew I was going to purchase it. It is unlike any dress I currently own and it just seemed very me! Plus as I pointed out above, wine is my Fall go-to color too so this dress will give me lot of bang for my buck. What's more to love?!





Dress: Nordstrom via Trunk Club // Bag: Sole Society // Shoes: JustFab // Sunglasses: Ditto (use code SADB & get 1st month FREE!)

Is there a color you usually love for fall/winter, but this year you are all about it for spring/summer?

What do you think of this dress style?