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We shared that we’re expecting baby #4 in November!!  We’re so excited to have another baby.  As of right now Elle’s hoping for a sister, Tommy’s hoping for a brother, and Billy says he’ll be happy no matter what.  Joel and I are with Billy, just praying for a healthy baby.

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More news… We’re making the move from Chicago to Salt Lake City this summer.  Joel accepted a job for a freeze dryer company located in North Salt Lake.  He’s been working there for the past month and traveling back and forth from work to see the family on the weekends.  Fingers crossed we sale our house!!

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My mom came to visit and help pack us up and move us out.  When she got here she let me try her bronzer and I was obsessed!  She went to Ulta and got one for me and a mini me version for Elle (since she steals all my makeup anyway).  I’ve been using it everyday, it’s a must have!!

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I have to add this because I’ve been blowing my insagram up with pics of peonies from my yard.  They’re my favorite flower!  I have about six bushes in my backyard so my house was filled with vases of them in every room.  These are the last of them and it’s making me a little sad that my peony season is ending.

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How cute is this blush!?!  Nars Orgasm (sorry about the name, I swear I’m not a pervert) is the perfect blush with just the right amount of color.  My mom and I love it so much!  The normal size blush is about $30 but this special is $39 and almost twice the size.  While I was at Nordstrom with my girlfriends I spotted it and grabbed one for my me and one for my mom.  When I got home from my girlfriend weekend I found out that my mom had ordered one for each of us from Nars.  They say great minds think alike, pretty sure my mom’s makeup preferences have rubbed off on me!

I’ll be sharing some of the fun things my girlfriends and I did in Chicago and our favorite spots we ate ate later this week so check back if you’re planning a trip to the windy city!  Hope you have a great day!

xo,

Mishelle

** All of these pics are taken with my iPhone and were originally posted to Instagram.  You can follow me @calicrest

Pink Roses

Pink Rose Skirt on CaliCrest

Pink Rose Midi Skirt on CaliCrest

Dressed up on CaliCrest

Rose Skirt on CaliCrest

Spring Style on CaliCrest

Shop My Look — Rose Skirt c/o  |  Pink Shirt  |  Steve Madden Heels  |  Kate Spade Earrings  | Similar Bracelet  |  Karen Walker ‘Super Duper’ Sunglasses  |  NARS lipstick and nail polish in Schiap

I’m so excited to share this gorgeous skirt today.  I’ve teamed up with Dreaming In Pink Boutique to share my favorite Spring Style and this skirt tops my list!  I’ve had my eye on it for some time and am so happy to be styling it for Spring.  Wouldn’t this be perfect for Easter Sunday??

I love Spring and the bright fun colors that come with it.  Be sure to check out Dreaming In Pink Boutique, they have so many cute pieces I’m dying to order.

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

xoxo,
-M

Spring Wishlist

Spring Wishlist on CaliCrest

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It’s been cold and wet here in the south and all I can think about is Spring!  I’ve been loving mint, yellow, and grey lately, the colors work together perfectly!  I’m ready for some warmer temps and sunny days.

I hope you’re having a great week, thanks so much for stopping by!

xoxo,

-M

Lipstick Love

The best red and pink lipsticks and lip liners on CaliCrest

Best Pink and Red Lipsticks on CaliCrest

The Best Red and Pink Lipsticks on CaliCrest

From Left… MAC ‘Ruby Woo’ Lipliner and Lipstick | MAC ‘Cherry’ Lipliner and MAC ‘MAC Red’ Lipstick | MAC ‘Brick’ Lipliner and MAC ‘Viva Glam I’ Lipstick | MAC ‘In Anticipation’ Lipliner and YSL ‘#6’ Lipstick | NARS ‘Schiap’ Lipstick | MAC ‘More To Love’ Lipliner and MAC ‘Viva Glam Miley Cyrus’ Lipstick

 

Best MAC Red Lipsticks and Lip Liners on CaliCrest

 

MAC Red Lip Palette | MAC ‘Ruby Woo’ Lip Pencil | MAC ‘Cherry’ Lip Pencil | MAC ‘Brick’ Lip Pencil

Let’s talk lipstick… First of all, you can never have too much, ever!!  I’ve got a serious thing for lipstick and I don’t feel complete without a little color on my lips.  So today I’m sharing a few of my favorite pinks and reds, just in time for Valentine’s Day.

If you’ve never tried a red lipstick it can be a bit intimidating when you’re looking at all the different shades so MAC Cosmetics came out with this great palette of reds.  I just received it in the mail and I’m loving it!  It’s perfect for blending reds or trying them out individually.  With Valentine’s Day this weekend I hope you’ll all try a bright pink or a gorgeous red on your lips!

I’d love to know what your favorite lipstick colors are, I love trying new colors!  Thanks for stopping by, hope this helps you find the perfect lipstick!!

xoxo,
-M

Valentine’s Day Gifts Under $100

Valentine's Day Gift Ideas under $100 on CaliCrest

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I’m obsessed with pink and red, lips, kisses, lipstick, bows, love, hearts, flowers, and pretty much anything else associated with Valentine’s Day.  I love decorating for it and dressing the part.  I’m wanting everything in this Wish List Wednesday and love that they’re all under $100!  There’s something perfect for the gal in your life whether it’s your mom, friend, sister, daughter, yourself, anyone!  Hope you find something you like and I hope Joel happens to take a look too!

Thanks for stopping by!

xoxo,

-M

BLUSH PINK

Blush Pink on CaliCrest

Blush Pink on CaliCrest.com

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!

xoxo,
-M

Girly

Pink and Cream on CaliCrest.com

Girly on CaliCrest.com

Anthropologie Sweater Jacket on CaliCrest.com

Karen Walker 'Super Duper' Sunnies and double pearl earrings on CaliCrest.com

Faux Fur on CaliCrest.com

Faux fur and blush pink make me feels so girly, throw on some pearls and heels and you can’t help from feeling extra feminine.  I’m loving this little sweater jacket I got from Anthropologie’s amazing after Christmas sale.  It’s still going on, all sale items are an extra 40% off (with code EXTRAEXTRA)!!  This jacket just sold out but there are so many great items to choose from.

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

xoxo,
-M

Shop My Look…  Anthropoligie Jacket (sold out but check out their sale)  |  Older Blouse (similar here)  |  GAP Jeans  |  Steve Madden Heels  |  Earrings  |  Cuff  |  Wearing NARS lipgloss in Orgasm

NEON

Neon Zara Jacket on CaliCrest.com

Neon and Stripes on CaliCrest.com

Zara Neon Moto Jacket on CaliCrest.com

Neon Winter Style on CaliCrest.com

I found this jacket a few months ago and had to have it.  I love the bold color and cut, you can’t go wrong with a motorcycle jacket!  This jacket is brightening my day despite the freezing temps!

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

xoxo,
-M

What I’m Wearing…  Zara Jacket (similar here)  |  Turtleneck  |  Gap Jeans  |  Steve Madden Wedges are older but I’m loving these  |  Karen Walker Sunglasses  |  Kate Spade Earrings  |  NARS lipstick in Schiap

Fall Wish List

The Perfect Fall Outfit Ideas on CaliCrest.com

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!

xoxo,
-M

Black + White

Ray-Ban Aviators with a black and white striped shirt on calicrest.comBoys Mini Boden plaid shirt on calicrest.comMaxi Skirt and Tory Burch bow flats on calicrest.comStriped shirt with a maxi skirt on calicrest.com

With the first week of school under our belt I’m hoping our routine becomes a little easier to follow. It’s always a rude awakening going from sleeping in, playing all day, and staying up late to alarms going off early, a busy routine, sports every night, and lots of homework.  I’ve kinda been MIA when it comes to my blog but with the kids back on their routine I can be back on mine.

Today I want to share an easy go-to outfit you can throw on without putting too much thought or effort into it and still manage to look put together.  When it’s hot out and I’m not in the mood for jeans I pull out a maxi skirt.  I love pairing it with a basic t-shirt or a blouse and a little jewelry.

Hopefully I can stay on track and be consistent with my blogging.  Thanks for reading, hope you have a great week!

xoxo,
-M

What I’m Wearing… Target Maxi Skirt | GAP t-shirt | J Crew Jewelry (older but similar here and here) | Tory Burch Bow Flats (older but similar here and here) | Ray-Ban Aviators | NARS lipstick and nail polish