Sunday, November 29, 2015

Sweater Weather

This year my go-to item for daily wear has been sweaters. Paired alone with skinny jeans, with a chambray, classic button up, or a plaid top under, or even paired with a cute (faux) suede skirt, the style possibilities really are endless. Sure, I've always worn these gorgeous cable knits, but this year it has become a daily occurrence. Not only are they great for you, but they make great gifts! Plus with Cyber Monday tomorrow I had to share a few of my favorites currently selling. Happy shopping! 



Which styles are you favorite? Are you becoming cable knit obsessed like me?

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Devil in the Blue Romper

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This past weekend was a blast! I honestly had the most fun I've had in a long time, and part of it was because I didn't have to think about getting ready. Let me start this story over, this time from the beginning. 

On Saturday afternoon my husband and myself headed to Hotel Chicago & the House of Blues as his band, Lucky Boys Confusion was headlining that night. I love shows at the HOB because we get an opera box, go out to dinner, and just make a really fun family night out of it. I knew I wanted to use Rent the Runway for this night because I love dressing up for his shows, but I didn't want to buy a full outfit. Lucky RTR seriously had me covered! 

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This navy romper caught my eye when I was looking around on the website and I didn't look any further. I love that it was shorts, had pockets, and the lace was so pretty in all the photos. When it was shipped to me the day before, I tried it on and it was a perfect fit (thank you costumer reviews for sizing tips)! I was so glad I also rented the bag, ring, and earrings as it literally took all the work out of getting ready for the show. I wanted the night to be about my husband and spending time with my family, so it was a real treat to just grab the wardrobe bag that they shipped it in, and just go to the hotel.

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Romper // Bag // Earrings // Bracelet // Ring // Watch // Tights // Shoes: Swap party // Lip Color 

In the end, I felt amazing in my outfit and I couldn't have been more pleased with my Rent the Runway experience. Want to try it out yourself? Get 20% off your next RTR dress with the code: RTRFALLSTYLE2E35DD

What do you think of the outfit I chose? Would you wear this romper? 

Monday, November 9, 2015

Black & White Obsession

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I really have been on such a black and white kick lately. It probably has something to do with the fact that my favorite coat and favorite bag are both in those hues. The colors are both classic and chic so why mess with a great thing right?

I recently picked up a second pair of overalls, this time in black, and I am loving wearing them both casual and for a night out on the town. On this day, I was headed out for a family date night. The four of us go out for one Friday night dinner each month and just indulge and spend time together. The kids love it and somehow it still feels like a date night out. I love my family!

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I am such a fan of these overalls. I have worn them four times in the past few weeks and the more I wear them, the more I love them. By simply adding sparkly heels and a bright lip, this outfit transformed from everyday wear to night out chic. I finished the look off by adding my gorgeous bag and white wool coat. 

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Coat: Express // Overalls (found mine here) // Bag // Shoes // Top: Loft (similar) // Necklace: ax+ apple // Watch // Sunglasses (use code SADB to get 1st month designer sunglasses free!) // Lip Color

Are you a fan of styling black and white?

What do you think of these new overalls I picked up?

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

One of my Favorite Traditions...

It's that time again, time to order and send out holiday & Christmas cards! This has been one of my favorite traditions since I married Ryan in 2008 (and we started making our beautiful family). For as long as I can remember, I loved receiving Christmas cards from other family members and friends alike. It is just something that makes me really happy to do, and I put each years card in a scrapbook for my kids to have one day. 

Each year, the four of us usually race out after my husband gets home from work and we head to a local forest preserve. We end up using my tripod and knock out our Christmas card in less then 20 frames. This year everything was different and not in a bad way. I didn't plan our outfits, I just grabbed what we already had and made it work. We had Kaitlyn take our photos in a recent visit to our family lake house, way better then a tripod (and she got this shot in under 10 frames). Lastly, I worked with Tiny Prints to create our perfect card! After we had "the photo", I played around on the Tiny Prints website to create the Christmas card of our dreams. 

Here are a few options I played around with before I found "the one".... 
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There were so many great options to choose from on this site. I knew I wanted red & white on my card, so finding which design was best was the hard part. In the end, the foil-stamped cards just drew me in.
Here is the card I ended up choosing. I am so in love! It's probably my favorite card to date and I can not wait to send them out after Thanksgiving. I also really love the details on the back of the card as well as inside the envelope. Really great quality you guys!
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Where do you get your Holiday cards? I would highly recommend checking out Tiny Prints, they really have something for everyone.

*Here are previous outfit posts from my Christmas card shoots: 2011, 2012, 2013, &  2014, 2015