Month: November 2014

Black Friday

Vintage Christmas Shopper

Just wanted to share a few of my favorite black Friday deals…

Tory Burch — spend $300 get 20% off — spend $500 get 25% off — spend $750 get 30% off

Kate Spade — 25% off EVERYTHING with code HOLLYJOLLY

GAP — 50% off EVERYTHING  with code BLKFRIDAY

Anthropologie — 25% off EVERYTHING with code HOLIDAY25

Marley Lilly — FREE blanket scarf (exactly like this one) with purchase of $100+

Old Navy — 50% off EVERYTHING in store

Happy Shopping!


Happy Thanksgiving

Schurtz Family Thanksgiving

Just want to wish you all a Happy Thanksgiving. I hope you’re having a great day with your loved ones. Thank you so much for following, I’m so grateful for each of you!


Thanksgiving Outfit

Fall Fashion on  fall street style on calicrest.comstreet styleFall Blanket Scarf on

I know all families are different but I’m curious, did your family dress up for Thanksgiving dinner or was it okay to go to the table casually dressed?  Growing up we weren’t expected to be in our Sunday best but we’d never dream of showing up to the dinner table in sweats.  My mom worked all day in the kitchen cooking and felt it was a sign of respect to dress nicely before sitting down together.  That being said, this is my Thanksgiving look.  It’s comfortable without being sloppy, hopefully my mom would approve!

I love Thanksgiving and have so much I’m grateful for.  Thank you so much for reading, I hope you have a great Thanksgiving week!


Shop My Look….  Shirt: J Crew (on sale + 30% off with code GETFESTIVE)  |  Jeans:  GAP  |  Scarf:  Brina Box  |  Sunglasses:  Karen Walker  |  Heels:  Jessica Simpson  |  Lipstick:  MAC Viva Glam VI  |  Nail Polish:  Essie Velvet Voyage

Photos by Lauren Beesley

Dressed Up

Sunday best in a pencil shirt, sweater and leopard on CaliCrest.comLeopard Heels on CaliCrest.comleopard bag and pencil skirt on

Can you believe that Thanksgiving is this week?!?  Today I’m sharing a dressed up look that goes perfectly with this season.  I love pencil skirts and J Crew is definitely my favorite place to buy them, I had one in every color!

I’ll be sharing some Thanksgiving outfit ideas this week on the blog, be sure to check back.  Hope you all have a great week!


Shop This Look…  Sweater:  GAP  |  Skirt:  J Crew (on sale plus 30% off with code GETFESTIVE)  |  Bag:  Kate Spade (older, similar style here)  |  Similar Pearls Here  |  Heels:  Nine West (loving these too)  |  Sunglasses:  Karen Walker  |  Lipstick:  MAC Viva Glam VI  |  Nail Polish:  Essie Velvet Voyage

All photos taken by Lauren Beesley, thank you!

Flowers for the Hostess

Today I’m sharing the perfect gift to take along with you when you’ve been invited for dinner. I don’t drink alcohol so taking wine is not my thing, flowers on the other hand are everyone’s thing!  I picked up these flowers from the grocery store but can’t give them with the bright plastic wrapper on it so here’s what I did….

Start with your flowers, butcher paper, bakers twine, and scissors

DIY make store-bought flowers look like they came from the florist

Cut a square of butcher paper, place your flowers in, and wrap them up…

How to wrap flowers in paperDIY wrap flowers in butcher paper

Wrap your bakers twine (or ribbon) around a few times and tie in a bow.  And there you have it!  A cute little bunch of flowers that look twice as nice as store-bought!

DIY the perfect gift to give the hostessDIY fresh flowers for the hostess


I’ll be sharing a few other gifts I love to give next month, neighbor gifts, friend gifts, you get the picture.  Thanks so much for readying, I hope you have a great weekend!



Fall Wish List

The Perfect Fall Outfit Ideas on

Lipstick | Handbag | Coat | Necklace | Faux Fur Stole | Boots

If this wish list doesn’t scream FALL I don’t know what does.  I’m obsessed with all of it!  Confession…. I’ve never tried over the knee boots.  The style I’ve liked are usually flats and I just don’t think my legs are long and lean enough for that but these boots have a wedge which I love (wedges are always comfortable and with the extra height lengthens the leg) so I’m thinking I need to give these a try.  Loving all these warm colors, hoping I can add some of these pieces to my closet!

Thanks so much for stopping by and reading.  Hope you have a great week and don’t forget to check back tomorrow for my hostess gift idea!



Fall Style on Gap Plaid Scarf on CaliCrest.comGap Style on Warm Fall Style on CaliCrest.comTom Ford Sunglasses on

I’m sharing classic go-to outfit that’ll keep you warm on a chilly fall day.  I don’t think I realized it until I started linking each piece of clothing to my site but I’m wearing a lot of Gap clothes today.  I love, love, love the Gap!  I think they’ve got some great affordable pieces that are flattering to so many different body types.  Plus they’re one of the only places to shop in Auburn so when I’m in need of a little retail therapy and want to be in the store that’s where I tend to go, unless I have time to head into Atlanta which needs to happen soon!

What’s your go-to store for retail therapy?  And how do I talk Nordstrom into building a store in Auburn???

Thanks for stopping by, hope you’re having a great week!


Shop My Look…  Scarf | Similar Jacket | Jeans | Similar Shirt | Heels | Louis Vuitton Bag | Earrings (on sale) | Sunglasses | MAC Lipstick in Viva Glam VI with NARS Lipgloss in Orgasm

Glammed Up Camo

jewel tones on CaliCrest.comglammed up camo on

Fall Street Style on Nine West Booties on Casual Street Style on

This outfit is inspired by my son Billy, he’s obsessed with everything Military.  He’d dress head to toe camo if I let him, thank goodness I still have a say when it comes to what he wears to school (after school is another story).  When I saw this t-shirt at Target it made me think of him and I had to get it.  I added a cute cardigan and a statement necklace to glam it up a bit.  And can we talk about these booties?  I saw these on the Nine West website and had to have them, I’m obsessed!

Be sure to check back later this week, I’m going to start sharing little gifts I give and this week it’s what I give the hostess when invited for dinner (hint… I don’t drink so it’s not wine).  Thanks for stopping by, hope you have a great week!


Shop This Look…  Camo T-Shirt | Cardigan | Jeans | Booties | Necklace | Earrings | Sunglasses | MAC Viva Glam VI Lipstick and NARS Lipgloss in Orgasm 

Cold Front

Cold Weather Style on Zara Plaid Scarf on CaliCrest.comFall Street Style on Karen Walker Super Duper Sunglasses and Ruby Woo MAC lipstick on

A cold front has moved in and all I want to do is bundle up and drink hot cocoa all day.  A blanket scarf is the perfect solution to colder weather.  I was so obsessed with this scarf last year and I still can’t get enough of it!  It’s so warm and soft, I think I’ll be wearing this all season.

There are so many cute blanket scarves I’ve been eyeing, if you need something warm check out my favorites below.  Thanks for stopping by!


What I’m Wearing… Zara Blanket Scarf, sold out but this is identical, I ordered it for my mom and you can’t tell the difference between the Brina Box scarf and the Zara Scarf (I’m also loving this and this, I’m actually loving pretty much all of Zara’s scarves) | Simialr Coat and this is gorgeous | Similar Shirt | Jeans | Steve Madden Heels | Kate Spade Earrings | Essie Dress to Kilt Nail Polish | MAC Ruby Woo Lipstick


Thanksgiving Chalkboard on

Every November right after we have family prayer we sit in a circle and share a few things we’re thankful for.  I don’t know why we only do it in November, it should be year round because there is too much to say in just one short month.  Last year I decided I wanted to list a few things we’ve said so we can see it and be reminded of it throughout the month.  I found something similar to our “GRATEFUL” board on Pinterest and then came up with what we do now.

One thing we’re so thankful for is this beautiful country we live in and the brave men and women that protect it.  Over the weekend Joel and I went to the Auburn football game and although we lost we were happy to be there for Military Appreciation Day.  I can’t help but feel so much pride for our country and gratitude towards the men and women that fight for our freedom.

I hope you all have a great Veterans Day.