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Lately

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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

Floral

Spring floral jacket from Banana Republic and tan Steve Madden lace up flats on calicrest.comSpring Style on calicrest.com with this Banana Republic floral jacket and pretty flowers.Yellow and white spring look on calicrest.comSteve Madden lace up flats on calicrest.com

My jacket is older but here are some I’m loving… Banana RepublicNordstromMacy’s  —  Jeans: Gap  —  Shirt: Similar  —  Shoes: Steve Madden  —  BraceletNecklaceEarrings  —  Sunglasses: Karen Walker

I’ve had a major think for anything floral lately.  This jacket is older but I linked some really cute blazers above that I’m loving.  The blazer from Banana Republic is seriously the perfect for spring and is currently in my online shopping cart.

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

xoxo,
Mishelle

Neutrals

Banana Republic Fringe sweater on calicrest.comCream Banana Republic fringe sweater on calicrest.comSpring neutrals on calicrest.comCream fringe detailed Banana Republic sweater on calicrest.com

Outfit Details – Sweater: Banana Republic – Jeans: Gap – Heels: Steve Madden – Sunglasses: Quay Australia – Earrings: Kate Spade – Lipstick: MAC Angel – Nails: Essie Baby’s Breath

I bought this sweater a couple weeks ago and have been living in it.  I love the detail and fringe, it’s so perfect for spring!  I’ve been such a sucker for neutrals lately, they’re so fresh and easy to wear.  I’m so happy it’s spring and warming up a little around here.  Hope you had a great Easter weekend and are off to a good week!  Thanks for stopping by…

xoxo,

Mishelle

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

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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

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

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

Studs

SpringSummer Style on CaliCrest.comSpring Style on CaliCrest.com White Blouse with pretty details on CaliCrest.com Karen Walker Sunnies on CaliCrest.comHalogen Blush Stud Flats from Nordstrom on CaliCrest.com

 

What I’m Wearing — Similar White Blouse  |  Gap Jeans  |  Halogen Flats  |  Karen Walker ‘Super Duper’ Sunglasses  |  Earrings  |  Bracelets  |  MAC Cultured Lipgloss

Hope you’re all have a happy Friday.  I’m wearing my FAVORITE flats today and had to share them, I’ve been living in these lately.  They’re so comfortable and go with everything.  I have wide feet so not all flats feel great but these are perfect!  They come in a few different colors and I’m tempted to order more.

Hope you have a great weekend, thanks for stopping by!

xoxo,
-M