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Fur Pom Poms

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This is an outfit I wore to church one Sunday and I took this pic after we got home (hence the wrinkles).  My blouse is from J.Crew but is a couple years old, similar style here, J.Crew skirt, Steve Madden Heels, Necklace

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This stuff is AMAZING and I’m obsessed with it!  I have really thin, limp hair and this gives it so much body, I’m in love!  I got this from Amazon.  BTW, the bottle is super lightweight so you’re going to think it’s empty but it’s not and make sure to use it sparingly, you only need a little bit.

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I found these cute coral heels at Target!  Can you believe it?  They’re perfect for Spring and when you see the price you pretty much have to get them.

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Here’s another Sunday look… Floral Top is from Forever 21, J.Crew Pencil Skirt, LAMB heels, similar here

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I made this inspiration board to go above my desk.  It’s not complete but I love how it’s turning out.  I found the pin board on clearance at Hobby Lobby but found a similar one here, the push pins are from Michaels, they’re Kate Spade inspired for a quarter the price, I love Brittany Fuson prints and can’t get enough (the ones I used on the board are from an old planner), fur pom poms,  J.Crew crystal necklace, similar pearl necklace.  I’ll post it when it’s all complete and hanging on my wall.

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Another Sunday outfit, everything is older but I’ve linked some similar items… Similar Blouse, Similar Pencil Skirt, Similar Bow Heels, Similar Necklace

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Tuesday was International Women’s Day so I posted this picture of my daughter Elle and I.  I’ve been so lucky to have an amazing women as my mother, I’ve always looked up to her and she inspires me to be a better mom everyday.  If Elle and I can have the same relationship my mom and I have I’ll be the happiest momma in the world.  I’m so proud of the girl that Elle is growing up to be, she’s strong, independent, so much fun, and she’s such a sweet and caring young women.  I included this quote from Winnie The Pooh, I love the message it gives. “You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, smarter than you think, and loved more than you’ll ever know.” I hope we can all encourage our daughters to remember to uplift, support, and encourage other girls/women because that’s what makes us stronger and better.

If you have Instagram follow along @calicret.  Hope you all have a great weekend, thanks for stopping by!!

xoxo,

-M

Clothes Rack

 

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I’ve been looking for a clothes rack but couldn’t find anything I love and was getting frustrated.  I have a little desk and office spot set up in my bedroom and that’s where I wanted my clothes rack so I didn’t want it to look cheap or out of place.  After complaining enough, Joel told me he’d just make something for me.  It was the easiest thing to put together and was completed (start to finish including painting everything) in a few hours.

We used 1 piece of 12″ x 10′ plain board cut in half and stained mahogany and metal piping that we sprayed black.  We purchased everything from our local hardware store.  Joel attached the coordinating piping and screwed it into the wood and it was complete.  Had I know it would be as fast and easy as it was I would have had him make it long ago!  I love how it turned out and have so much fun styling it.  I wish I would have taken some pictures of the process but Joel finished it too fast.  If you want any more details on how we made it just let me know.

If you’re not up to making one on your own I found a couple online that are really cute.

World Market (this is a great price!)  –  PB Teen  –  RH Teen

xoxo,
-M

**These pictures are taken from my instagram @calicrest

Pops of Pink

Spring Style on CaliCrest.comStriped Tee with Denim Jacket on CaliCrest.com Gigi New York Clutch on CaliCrest.com Charles David from Nordstrom Rack on CaliCrest.com

Denim Jacket: J.Crew  —  Tee: Target  —  Jeans: Gap  —  Heels: Charles David from Nordstrom Rack (similar here and loving these)  —  Clutch: Gigi New York  —  Necklace: Here  —  Sunglasses: Karen Walker  —  Lips: MAC Pink Plaid with NARS Schiap  —  Nails: Essie Ballet Slippers (it’s the prettiest pale pink!)

I haven’t blogged in forever and I’ve missed it so much!  Since moving to Chicago we’ve been busy settling into our house, new schools, and community.  I’ve pretty much hibernated through the winter but the sun is out, the temps are rising, and I’m more than ready to get back to blogging.  Hopefully I’ll be a bit more consistent this time around!  Hope y’all are doing well, I’ve missed you tons!

xoxo,

-M

 

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

Anniversary Sale

 

Sweater  |  Cat Eye Sunglasses  |  Tory Burch Crossbody Bag  |  Leather Jacket  |  Flats  |  Round Sunglasses  |  Tory Burch Flats  |  Scarf  |  Mac Lipstick Set  |  Mug

I’ve had so much fun shopping the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale this last week.  It’s been open to cardmembers the last week and it’s opening up to everyone tomorrow so I thought I’d share a few of the things I’m loving.  This is seriously the best sale of the year!  I’ll be putting together my favorite boys looks and teen looks for back to school soon.  Happy Shopping!!

xoxo,
-M

A Week at the Lake

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We spent a little over a week out west visiting Joel’s family at their lake house in Northern Idaho.  We had so much fun hanging out with family, playing in the water, teaching kids to wakeboard, and riding roller coasters at Silverwood.  On the last day there we snapped some pics of the kids playing, which by the way it’s a lot harder to get everyone to look at the camera at the same time than you’d think!  We had a great week and can’t wait to return next summer for some more Schurtz Family fun!

Hope you’re having a great summer!!

xoxo,
-M

 

Chicago

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We made it to Chicago!!  We’ve been busy the last couple weeks unpacking, meeting new friends, neighbors, and just trying to get settled in our new home.  We decided it was time to get out and be tourists in the city we now call home.

We rode the train into the city, rode the subway, busses, and did a lot of walking, it was a blast!  The kids begged to go to the Zoo so that was the main attraction this trip.  The weather was perfect, the animals were cute (especially the baby gorilla), and the price can’t be beat (the Chicago Zoo is free everyday, who knew??).

We had so much fun exploring, taking in the sites, and eating good food.  I’m pretty sure you can go just about anywhere and the food will be amazing!

We ended the day with full bellies, tired feet, and some great memories.  I can’t wait until our next trip to the city, I have a feeling I’m going to fall in love with Chicago!

-M

BRIGHT

Bright Work Style on CaliCrest.com Blue Mirrored Ray Bans on CaliCrest.comJ. Crew Pencil Skirt and T-Shirt on CaliCrest.com yellow and blue dressed up style on CaliCrest.com

Shop This Outfit —  J.Crew T-Shirt (25% off with code SALETREAT)  |  J.Crew Skirt  |  Steve Madden Heels  |  Ily Couture Necklace  |  Kate Spade Earrings  |  Similar Bracelet  |  Ray-Ban Sunglasses  |  MAC Miley Cyrus Lipstick

With the warm weather I’ve been loving bright colors, I just need a tan to go along with it! 😉  Hope you all have a great weekend, thanks for stopping by!

xoxo,
-M

J.Crew Sale

J.Crew 40 off sale items on CaliCrest.com

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It’s Wish List Wednesday and today all sale items at J.Crew are an additional 40-50% off with code GETSHOPPING.  There are so many great pieces I’m dying to add to my closet.  Hope you find something you love, happy shopping!

xoxo,
-M

FLORAL

Floral Anthropologie Shirt on CaliCrest.com #spring #style Spring Style on CaliCrest.com Spring Accessories on CaliCrest.comFloral Top and Grey Jeans on CaliCrest.com

Shop This Outfit — Anthropologie Shirt  |  Gap Jeans  |  Similar Heels here and here  |  Karen Walker ‘Super Duper’ Sunglasses  |  Similar Bracelets here and here  |  MAC Angel Lipstick and Cultured Lipgloss

 Hope your week is off to a great start.  Thanks for stopping by!

xoxo,
-M

ready for the water…

poolbeach style on CaliCrest.com

 

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With Joel gone and my kids having such busy schedules I’m so ready for summer!  We’ll be going back West for part of the summer to visit family so I’ve been busy shopping for cute swimsuits and swim accessories instead of packing up my house.  I’m loving this bright suit from J.Crew!  Where’s your favorite place to get swimsuits?  I’m on the hunt for something with good coverage, as flattering as a suit can be, and cute of course!

xoxo,
-M