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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

 

PINK

Pink Coat + Faux Fur Collar on CaliCrest.com

Karen Walker Super Duper Sunglasses and Double Pearl Earrings on CaliCrest.com

Pink Coat and Faux Fur Collar on CaliCrest.com

Steve Madden Nude D'Orsay Heels

Faux Fur Collar on CaliCrest.com

GiGi New York Clutch on CaliCrest.com

I still can’t believe the holidays are over!  The kids went back to school today so I guess it’s back to reality and time to be on our schedule again which means I’m back to blogging.  I’ve worn a lot of red over the holidays and am ready to soften things up with pink.  Pink is a favorite color of mine, it’s just so pretty!

Hope you’re all having a great start to 2015 and getting adjusted after the holidays!  Thanks for reading!!

xoxo,
-M

What I’m Wearing…  Banana Republic Coat (older, similar style here and here)  |  Faux Fur Collar  |  J.Crew Sweater  |  Gap Jeans  |  Steve Madden Heels (50% off with code SAVE)   |  GiGi New York Clutch  |  Pearl Earrings (on sale)  |  Necklace is older but I’m loving this one  |  MAC Angel Lipstick  |  Essie Nail Polish in Ballet Slipper

New Years Eve

New Years Eve Outfit on CaliCrest.com

New Years Eve Outfit on CaliCrest.com

New Years Eve Outfit on CaliCrest.com

H&M blush pink and gold midi skirt on CaliCrest.com

I’m so happy to be spending the new year in California with all my family. Today I’m sharing a fun dressed up look that is perfect for going out on New Years Eve! I love this blush pink skirt with flecks of gold, it’s so girly and fun!
I hope you’re all having a great holiday season!!

xoxo,
-M

Shop This Look — H&M Skirt (I don’t see it online, it was purchased over the weekend at one of their stores)  |  Similar Blouse  |  Steve Madden Heels (50% off)  |  J.Crew Jewelry  |  MAC Lipstick in Creme De La Femme  |  Essie Nail Polish in Ballet Slippers

Party Dress

Red Dress on CaliCrest.com

Christmas Dress on CaliCrest.com

Karen Walker Super Duper Sunglasses on CaliCrest.com

J.Crew Coat on CaliCrest.com

If this red dress doesn’t scream Christmas then I don’t know what does!  I’ve had this dress for a couple months and have been so excited to wear it.  It’s perfect for a holiday party or a fun night out.

Thanks so much for stopping by, hope you have a great weekend!

xoxo,
-M

Shop My Look —  Dress from Nordstrom  |  Coat from J.Crew Factory  |  Heels from Nine West (similar style here and here)  Similar Bracelet  |  Karen Walker Sunglasses  |  Kate Spade Bag is sold out but this bag is similar  |  MAC Ruby Woo Lipstick

Thanksgiving Outfit

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

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!

xoxo,
-M

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 calicrest.com

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!

xoxo,
-M

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!

Plaid

Fall Style on CaliCrest.comPlaid Shirt with Boyfriend Jeans on CaliCrest.comJessica Simpson Heels and Boyfriend Jeans on CaliCrest.comAnthropolgie Plaid Shirt and Accessories on CaliCrest.com

It’s a little warm today but still feels like fall so I have to wear some plaid.  I saw this shirt at Anthropologie a few weeks ago and loved it but didn’t buy it at the time.  I’m happy I waited because when I checked back last week it was on sale, yay!  I’ve been obsessed with plaid, I can’t get enough.  What’s your favorite trend this season?

What I’m Wearing…  Anthropologie Top (on sale) also loving this oneBoyfriend Jeans (similar) |  Heels, also loving these and these | Louis Vuitton Bag | Karen Walker Sunglasses | MAC Viva Glam Lipstick I Bracelet is from Anthropologie but older | Essie Dress to Kilt Nail Polish

Thanks for reading!

xoxo,
-M

Lately

Billy and Elle on their first day of schoolBilly and Elle on their first day of school.  Billy’s in 2nd grade and Elle’s in 6th!

Tommy's first day of preschool

Tommy’s first day of preschool.

Fjallraven Classic Kanken Backpack from JCrew

Isn’t this the cutest backpack for Tommy!?!  He loves it!

Reebok CrossFit Shoes in Mint

Joel finally convinced me to try these Reebok Crossfit shoes and I love them!  They’re so comfortable, I think I’m hooked!

Fall Magazines, nailpolish, glasses

September means cooler weather, Autumn, and all my favorite magazines are jam-packed full of fall fashion!  I’m also loving these glasses I ordered recently.

Schurtz Family at Destin Beach

We spent the last weekend of summer down in Destin, Florida and loved every minute of it!  It’s such a beautiful beach, we can’t wait to go back next summer!

Zara Scarf, Nine West Leopard Heels, JCrew Jewelry, Essie Nailpolish, MAC lipstick

I’m so excited it’s FALL!!!  I’m loving the cooler temps we’re having and having fun getting all my scarfs, sweaters, and boots out.  I’m obsessed with this Zara scarf from last season, these Nine West heels!

Essie Nailpolish in Dress To Kilt | MAC Viva Glam lipstick | JCrew bracelet and Jewelry tray | Kate Spade Earrings

Monograms

Dressed up in a Topshop Blouse and J Crew Leopard Skirt on CaliCrest.comPink Gigi New York Monogramed Clutch and Pink Betsy Johnson Heels on CaliCrest.comWearing Essie Sand Tropez nail polish with mongoramed Pink Gigi New York Clutch on CaliCrest.com Dressed up in a leopard skirt and pink Gigi New York clutch on CaliCrest.com

Now that I live in the South there’s something I’ve got to incorporate into my wardrobe… MONOGRAMS!!!  I’m obsessed!  I want to monogram everything!  Joel doesn’t understand this obsession of mine but I don’t care, at least Elle’s on board.  This clutch is my first monogramed purchase and I’m loving it!  Gigi New York is having an amazing sale right now, 50% off site wide (including clearance) with free shipping and free personalization.  I can’t wait to add more monogramed pieces to my closet.  What do you think about monograms?  Are there any trends/looks you’re obsessed with?

Thanks for stopping by, hope you have a great week!

xoxo,
-M

What I’m Wearing…  Topshop Blouse | J Crew Skirt (older, similar here and here) | Gigi New York Clutch | Betsey Johnson Heels (older, loving these and these) | J Crew Jewelry |  YSL #6 lipstick | Essie Sand Tropez

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Wish List Wednesday

 

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It’s Wish List Wednesday and I’ve been loving everything blue lately.  I ordered these jeans and can’t wait to do a post with them.  I found a few things that I thought would be cute with them.  Hope you’re having a good week so far!  Happy shopping!

xoxo,
-M

GAP Jeans also love these and these | Essie Baby Breath | Gigi New York Clutch | Ily Couture Necklace | JCrew Shirt | Striped iPhone case | Dolce Vita Flats