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Going Green

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We had a fun weekend celebrating Billy’s 9th birthday mixed in with a little St. Patricks Day celebration.  We tried to convince Billy that they dyed the river green for him since it’s his favorite color but I don’t think he cared what the reason was, he thought it was pretty great.  Downtown Chicago is one of my favorite places, I don’t think you can run out of new places to explore, there’s so much to do!  I love that the weather is warming up and we can get outside and explore this new place we call home.

While we were downtown we went to The Doughnut Vault.  Billy’s obsessed with donuts and is determined to try all the donut shops in Chicago, it’s going to take a while!  We’ve heard that The Doughnut Vault has the best donuts in Chicago so we thought we’d give it a go.  The line was long, super long, like wrapped around the block long but we were determined to try it and see if it lives up to the hype.  They didn’t disappoint, they were delish!  So if you’re in Chicago and craving donuts look them up and try them out.  We also love Stan’s Donuts and I think Firecakes Donuts is my favorite but they have an ice cream donut so that’s almost cheating!  Do-Rite Donuts will be our next donut stop.

I’ve linked what we’re all wearing here…

My Outfit– Sweatshirt is older from J.Crew but I love this one —  Gap Jeans (they’re the same jeans I posted on Instagram, I’m obsessed with them!)  —  New Balance Kicks  —  Karen Walker Sunglasses  —  Kate Spade Earrings  —  Bracelets  —  Fur Pom Poms on my bag

On Elle–  Similar Sweater  —  Gap Jeans  —  Converse  —  Vera Bradley Crossbody Bag

On Billy–  Sweatshirt  —  Jeans (he loves these because of the stretch, he says he can still run and jump in them which is top priority!)  —  Nike Shoes

On Tommy–  North Face Jacket  —  Nike T-Shirt  —  Gap Jeans (the same pair he’s trying on that I posted on Instagram)  —  Vans

On Joel–  Sweatshirt  —  Banana Republic Traveler Jeans (he’s like Billy and loves the stretch, he can run and jump in these too)   —  New Balance 574  —  Dolce & Gabbana Sunglasses 



Lately on Instagram


Fur Pom Poms


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


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.


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.


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


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.


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


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.

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Casual Friday ==> Date Night

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I’m so ready for the weekend!!  It’s been a busy week at our house and next week will be just as crazy but I’m ready to spend some much needed time with my family.

I’m keeping it casual today, it’s all about comfort!  Tonight I’ll swap out the sweater for a cute jacket and the flats for some leopard heels to make it work for a little date night.

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


Daytime Look…  Similar Sweater  |  Shirt  |  Gap Jeans  |  Similar Flats  |  Louis Vuitton Bag  |  Kate Spade Earrings  |  MAC lipstick in Angel

Evening Additions…  Similar Jacket  |  Nine West Heels (the leopard is sold out but these and these are similar)  |  D&G Sunglasses (mine are mens, borrowed from Joel)  MAC lipstick in Red Balloon



Blush Pink on CaliCrest

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Pink Moto Jacket on CaliCrest

Pale Pink on CaliCrest

Karen Walker Super Duper Sunnies on CaliCrest

Shop My Look…  Pink Jacket  |  Similar Sweater  |  Gap Jeans  |  Louis Vuitton Bag  |  Steve Madden Heels  |  Similar Necklace  |  Karen Walker Super Duper Sunglasses  |  NARS lipgloss in Orgasm

I recently found this jacket for such a good price (it’s now marked down under $35!), I had to have it!!  I’m loving soft, neutral shades and can’t get enough of them!

Hope you’re all having a great week, thanks for stopping by!


Faux Fur

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Neutral Faux Fur Vest on CaliCrest.com


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Tom Ford Sunnies on CaliCrest.comCan you tell that I have a slight obsession with faux fur??  I can’t get enough!  I found this vest at Target and had to have it.  Faux fur is starting to take over my closet and I’m not complaining!!

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


What I’m Wearing…  Faux Fur Vest  |  J.Crew Factory Sweater  |  GAP Jeans  |  Similar Flats Here  |  Louis Vuitton Bag  |  Bracelet  |  Tom Ford Sunglasses  |  Kate Spade Earrings  |  MAC Lipstick in Gel


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

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

Fall Style

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Isn’t fall so beautiful!  I’m loving the leaves on the ground, all the colors, the crisp air, and just the aroma and spirit that comes along with this time of year.  If this outfit doesn’t scream fall I don’t know what does, now I feel like I need to go bake a pumpkin pie and drink some apple cider.

Hope you all have a good week, thanks for stopping by.


Shop My Look… Turtleneck (25% off with code GETWARM) | Plaid Shirt is older but you can find one similar here and here | GAP Jeans | Frye Boots | Louis Vuitton Bag | Karen Walker Sunglasses | MAC Ruby Woo Lipstick


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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

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I’m feeling a little hipster-ish (can that be a word?) in this outfit but I don’t even care, I’m loving it.  When I saw this sweater in the men’s department at GAP I was obsessed with the color, it’s a perfect gold/green and I had to have it!  It’s so comfy and warm, I’m loving it!  Don’t be afraid to venture over to the men’s side every now and then, they’ve got some pretty cute stuff!

What I’m Wearing… GAP Sweater | GAP Jeans | J Crew Loafers (this style is sold out but these and these are similar and on sale!) | Louis Vuitton Bag | Glasses | MAC Viva Glam VI lipstick | Essie nail polish in Velvet Voyage


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I’ve had such an obsession with stripes lately.  Just about every stripe I see I want to buy.  This top was no exception, especially with it being on sale.  It’s so light and summery, it’s perfect!  I think it’s going to be on major repeat for me!

Thanks so much for stopping by, hope you’re having a great Thursday!


What I’m Wearing…  Banana Republic Blouse | GAP Skinny Jeans | Tory Burch Flats (older, similar here) | Louis Vuitton Bag | J Crew Jewelry here and here | MAC Angel lipstick