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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.

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



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Steve Madden Heels from Nordstrom Rack on

Shop My Look — Target T-Shirt  |  Gap Jeans  |  Gigi New York Clutch  |  Steve Madden Heels (purchased in store for under $40!)  |  Karen Walker Super Super Sunglasses  |  Bracelets  |  MAC Pretty Please Lipstick and Cultured Lipgloss

I’ve taken a bit of a break from blogging (almost two months) and I’ve missed it so much!  We’ve been beyond busy around here and things aren’t exactly slowing down but I’m ready to blog again, even if it’s only a couple days a week for now.

About two months ago Joel accepted a new job up in Chicago and he’s been commuting back and forth so I’ve been a single mom while he’s gone.  I can’t complain, I’m a stay at home mom and my kids aren’t babies so it’s really not that bad.  My hats off to every working, single mother out there, I don’t know how you do it!

I’ll be busy packing boxes and keeping up with my kids schedules over the next month but to keep from living in workout clothes I’ll try to put a couple outfit posts up a week.

Thanks so much for following along, I’ve missed y’all!


Advent Calendar

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Happy December 1st!  Can you believe it’s almost Christmas?  I’ll be sharing a few little traditions we do this month and today I’m starting with our advent calendar.  The kids love counting down the days until Christmas and they always get excited to have a little treat each day.  A few years ago I decided to add a little something to it, they still get a treat but there’s also a little paper for each day that tells the kids what they get to do that day.  It can be as simple as pay your friend a compliment at school, do a good deed, or a traditional thing like making a gingerbread house or watching a Christmas movie as a family.  I love watching my kids do little acts of service and hearing how great it made them feel after.  Let me know if you have any questions, I posted some of our to-do’s that go in our calendar (I left out a few surprises in case my kids see these pictures).

Hope you have a great day!


**I purchased the red and white striped bags from Target and used a gold Sharpie paint pen to write the numbers.  It doesn’t show up very well in the pictures but looks great in real life.  The blanket and pillow are also from Target.

Glammed Up Camo

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This outfit is inspired by my son Billy, he’s obsessed with everything Military.  He’d dress head to toe camo if I let him, thank goodness I still have a say when it comes to what he wears to school (after school is another story).  When I saw this t-shirt at Target it made me think of him and I had to get it.  I added a cute cardigan and a statement necklace to glam it up a bit.  And can we talk about these booties?  I saw these on the Nine West website and had to have them, I’m obsessed!

Be sure to check back later this week, I’m going to start sharing little gifts I give and this week it’s what I give the hostess when invited for dinner (hint… I don’t drink so it’s not wine).  Thanks for stopping by, hope you have a great week!


Shop This Look…  Camo T-Shirt | Cardigan | Jeans | Booties | Necklace | Earrings | Sunglasses | MAC Viva Glam VI Lipstick and NARS Lipgloss in Orgasm 


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While shopping at Target I came across this Shaun White flannel shirt in the boys department and had to have it.  Yes, the boys department!  I love Shaun White clothes for my boys and maybe I’m loving it for me too.  I’m a fan of this lumberjack style and I like how it fits so it’s a win-win!  They have some other really cute styles and clothes for a great price and if you have the Cartwheel app you can get 20% off Shaun White clothes, it’s a perfect time to stock up for Christmas!

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


What I’m Wearing… Shaun White Shirt (loving this one for Billy) | Jacket is older but you can find a similar style here | GAP Jeans | Hunter Boots | Kate Spade Earrings | J.Crew Jewelry  | MAC Ruby Woo lipstick special

*Don’t forget to check out Nordstrom’s Sale going on now, there are some great deals going on!

Plaid + Leopard

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Happy November!  It officially feels like Fall with this cooler weather.  I’m sort of obsessed with scarves, I don’t think you can ever have enough, they’re the statement necklace for colder weather.  I actually found this one at Target, can you believe that!?!  I’m loving plaid this season too so it’s perfect. Expect to see lots of scarves around here, that’s what I’ll be living in!  What’s your must have accessory for fall?

What I’m Wearing… J Crew Sweater | GAP Jeans | Plaid Scarf | Anthropologie Flats (sold out but I’m loving thesethese and these) | Kate Spade Beau Bag (leopard style sold out but I’m loving this style) | Jewelry is from J Crew but older, loving this and this | Lipstick is Giorgio Armani Rouge Ecstasy Lipstick #400


My Go-To Casual Look

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This is pretty much what you’ll see me in all week.  It’s the last week of school for my kids and we’ve got something going on everyday (class parties and field trips) and evening (games, practices, end of the season banquets, parties, graduation…) so I’m going to be in jeans, a top and flats everyday!  What’s your favorite go-to outfit for busy days?

Thanks for stopping by, hope you’re all having a great week!


Top is from TJ Maxx (similar here and here) | Gap Jeans | Brina Box Necklace | J Crew Bracelets (older) | Ray-Ban Shades | Sam & Libby Flats via Target | Giorgio Armani in Eccentrico | Essie Haute as Hello