Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Life Lately

Happy Hump Day! I love sharing with you guys things that make me happy for so many reasons. But the main reason really, is that it reminds me to be appreciative of life. Even the littlest things can add joy, and taking a moment to share them here helps me to appreciate and recognize that although things aren't always perfect...LIFE IS GOOD!
Above is a photo of these RIDICULOUSLY AWESOME SHOES I just purchased, as well as pretty spring flowers and a red yarn bracelet. The bracelet is a symbol I was given at a baby shower to think of my friend who is pregnant and due very soon, and to send her very good vibes. When she does go into labor we (all her friends) will take a moment to channel positivity and wish her well before cutting it off. I thought it was a very cute idea.
And here is my new favorite treat I've been making for myself as of late. I just dont have the time to make delicious chocolate peanut putter protein bars or any of the other healthier sweet treat recipes I see on pinterest. So instead, I grab a high fiber Wasa cracker, slap some peanut butter on it (alone it tastes like styrofoam I must admit) and then sprinkle some chocolate chips. For some crazy reason its really been doing the trick, and it takes waaaaay less time! I also LOVE this cheese board. Get yours here.
And here my friends is my entry table. I've really been digging tulips lately so I've got a few little arrangements scattered around the house. But my entry looks so bright and happy, I just had to share with those of you who are in to home decor. 
Finally this necklace is one of my most recent creations. Check out my shop here for more one of a kind statement pieces!

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Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Cold Shoulder Thrills

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There's something about the cold shoulder top that gives me such a Maybe its because I'm a mom, and it allows me to be edgy/borderline sexy without revealing too much skin. I actually don't see many moms in my area rocking this trend very often, but I've always liked to push the envelope a little. Which is completely CRAZY that one might think wearing a cold shoulder top is "pushing the envelope." Ha! Cold shoulders have nothin on the stuff I used to wear in my twenties!

But still its a fun trend that shows a little bit of sass. AND I LIKE SASS! I suppose it makes sense, I mean, I do take pictures of myself in outfits and the jewelry I make and post it for all the world to see, shamelessly inviting both lovers and haters to take a look. And many of my readers are exactly the same. Thats why this type of top is made for you and me! I picked out some of my favorites above, almost all under 100$ many under 50$! I might be purchasing quite a few this spring!

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Saturday, March 25, 2017

Feminine Details: Lattice Cold Shoulder Top, Statement Necklace and Assymetrical Shoes

Happy Saturday! We are excited that everyone in the house is healthy and somewhat rested  so we are going to go to a museum downtown with the boys and taking them to a trendy restaurant. Later tonight we have a birthday bash for someone my husband works with so I'm getting all dolled up using Glamsqaud. If you've never used them before you are so missing out. Best app ever invented and they are GOOD. I always love my makeup and hair after:)

 Here's one of my typical go to looks. I loooove outfits where you dont have to do much to feel like you're dressed up a little. This T and Jeans is made unique by the lattice covered cold shoulder top and some cool accessories. Bloomingdales has been killing it with cool basics lately but they sell out soooooo fast! This one just came back in stock but sold out almost immediately the first go round. I'll be doing a post on all my favorite cold shoulder tops so stay tuned!

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Friday, March 24, 2017

Weekend Reads

Happy Friday everyone! Got some fun weekend reading for you from some new blogs I discovered that will keep you coming back for more:

Lisa from Cottage Style has such a great assortment of tips for the home. Shes so creative and has an eye for decor. I love this tablescape she put together.

Then there's Arin from Arin Solange at Home. She is such an inspiration for home organization. Look how beautifully she organizes her family photos. She has a post about it here!

Stephanie from First Thyme Mom is a lady of many talents. Shes a certified nutritionist and mom (obviously)! She even makes her own soaps. Her blog is a lifestyle blog with so many of her own recipes, product reviews and life experiences.  I love how she planned her sons birthday party, adorable!

Ever wonder how some people style their bookshelves? This is how you do it, if you want to do it well:) Life on Shady Lane is a great read for anyone looking for tips from a women who designs and decorates for a living. Shes also got lots of tips for toddlers. Check out Megan and her beautiful home here!

Happy Friday friends! And Happy Reading!

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Blush and Black: Spring Fashion Trends : Tassles and Bows Too

Happy Hump Day! Man, we've all been sick around here. The flu got us really bad. It kicked my ass trying to take care of myself along with the baby and my 5 year old.  But we are on the mend and I'm praying we get a round of good luck coming our way for a while. I'm so sick of one or all of us coming down with the latest passing virus. 
So heres to the up and up! And while we are celebrating good things, lets shop some great spring fashion trends! Blush and black look too good together!

Have a great Wednesday, and stay flu free!

Monday, March 13, 2017

Fashion Trends: Blouses, Peasent Blouses and Embroidered Tops

How was everyones weekend? Ours was great.Super relaxing, and we got a lot of good family time in. We took the kids to Westwood and felt like we were in college again. Sometimes its nice to be in a different environment to change things up a bit. My husband and I met and college, and we still have fond memories of that life. We got delicious subs (which was a college staple) and then went to Target! LOL! Funny how something so simple could make us so happy and relaxed:)

This top is actually a zip up blazer but I love to wear it closed. I felt so comfortable in it all day and had fun taking a few pics. And my little boy wanted to pose for a picture, which is extremely rare so I couldnt refuse! I guess our laid back vibe made a good impression on him, because he was very agreeable. (He also really liked my outfit)!

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Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Shameless Desires

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Happy Hump Day! Couldn't stay away from my favorite online boutique for long. They have so many awesome things I want for Spring!

Want 10% off on these items? Use code TULIP at checkout. 

Saturday, March 4, 2017

The Number 1 Best Sweater on the Internet

Happy Saturday:) I feel like I hit the holy grail with this score. This sweater is the coolest, most unique, gonna fly off the internet shelves top I've ever owned. I haven't seen it on anyone else yet, bloggers, or people on the street, so I'm happy to say I found it first! Hahahahahahaha. LOL. 

The bells sleeves and the v-ruffle detail are flattering and so of the moment. Needless to say I'm gonna wear the sh!#t out of this one. And did I mention its only 50 bucks? Get it here.
But, on to things that really matter....My little boy is turning 5! Whaaaaaaaaat?! I seriously cant believe it. This journey of motherhood is off the charts crazy. Watching this little being morf into a child with full on opinions and personality is so incredible, not to mention FUN! For me, being a mother is THE ONE miracle in life. There is no other, and it's so incredibly beautiful that I want to capture it and keep these moments forever. Happy Birthday, to my sweet angel, Beaux!

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Friday, March 3, 2017

Shameless Desires

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Happy Friday! Are you ready for some shameless weekend shopping? I mean, its been a rough week let's all do some retail therapy. Geez, I'm a bad influence on myself, but something new is always a nice pick me up. Sunglasses usually do it for me and these are only 55$ and soooo cute!

I'm also super excited for beautiful weather and these items are all on my spring wish list! Do you see anything you like? Or even better, something you want to buy me? Lol!

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Thursday, March 2, 2017

Geometric Sweater From Asos

These pictures (and those on my instagram) are so very, very deceiving. I guess what they say is true, from the outside looking in on social media, you're really just getting a highlight reel. And man, some people really make theirs look nothing short of perfection. 
This is me on a day where I got some sleep! Those days are few and far between, I tell you. Our little boy is an anxious guy these days when it comes to bedtime and we are trying to figure out what the hell we can do about it. I think he could be picking up on our daily stress and I'm trying to come up with ways to make our life easier. We both have too much on our plates, and 2 kids really changed the game for us and for our oldest. 

And yet here I am. Blogging about outfits and jewelry. Why? Because it's one of the only things that makes me feel like I've got my shit together. And it makes me happy feeling like I do something for myself and no one else, since I am taking care of little ones 24 hours a day.

I think after 2 months of walking around pale-faced and zombie-like we are finally biting the bullet and hiring a sleep trainer. Sure, we could continue exhausting EVERY OPTION KNOWN TO MAN, (I'll spare you all the methods we've tried and read up on), just to save some money but what is money when you don't sleep?! I'd gladly light stacks of cash on fire just to be guaranteed some sleep again. Sleep is the backbone of our health and sanity....well that and fashion of course!

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