Friday, October 18, 2019

Friday Favorites

 EARRINGS:: Asha // SKIRT:: Misa (more sizes here) // BOOTS:: Stuart Weitzman and here too (extra 30% off with code cozy) // SWEATER:: Vince (old but love this style) // BAG:: Chanel 

Happy Friday! I wanted to share a quick roundup of a few things I've been loving lately- including this outfit. Scroll down for all of my favorites this week :)

1. My Dudley Stephen's fleeces. This week was a chilly one and I loved throwing my Dudley Stephen's fleeces back into the mix. We are usually rushing out the door in the mornings and I have about two seconds to get dressed. My Dudley Stephen's fleeces make getting dressed for school drop off so much easier. I have the Cobble Hill in Natural Blush and it's the one I gravitate to the most because it's perfect with leggings. I'm going to buy it in the off white because I wear my natural blush so much. I also have the Park Slope in Navy and I wear this one mostly with jeans. I have the Cobble Hill in a size small because I got it when I was super pregnant with Ellie. I actually like the slightly oversized fit of one size up but I'm going to order a size XS in the off white. I have an XS in the park slope and it fits great. They also just came out with this hooded vest and it looks amazing- love the off white and caramel.

2. My friend Ashley launched her Mallorca collection a few weeks ago and I've been wearing her Olivia  Pave earrings every chance I get. They are beautiful and dress up any outfit in an instant. I'm also loving this pendant!

3. I have been loving my midi skirts lately. This one is by Misa that I got from Coop & Spree. Misa makes such pretty, feminine pieces. There are a few sizes left currently on sale at Anthropologie! Anthropologie is currently having a 25% off sitewide sale and they have a ton of Misa styles- love this dress

4. The Politician. We just started watching it and we are a few episodes in. So far we both like it. Ben Platt is pretty amazing in it and Gwyneth Paltrow hasn't aged one bit. And we are still obsessed with Schitt's Creek!

5. I've been cooking. Yes, you read that correctly. I'm slowly making my way through my $13 soup magazine that I bought a few weeks ago at Whole Foods and I've actually been loving it. I'm so bad at finding recipes online and get overwhelmed by all the different versions of a specific soup. I'm making a large vegetable soup today and I'll keep you posted and share the recipe if it turns out any good! PS the magazine is Centennial Kitchen's All Time Favorite Soups & Stews and someone is selling it on eBay for $15 😂


Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Wrapped Up :: Fall Layers

 SCARF:: Hat Attack (c/o) // BLAZER:: Lioness (similar color here) // TEE:: Club Monaco // PANTS:: Frame (from last year, this year's pair here) // SHOES:: Jimmy Choo // EARRINGS:: Lizzie Fortunato // BAG:: Chanel

One of the things I love most about fall is throwing on all the extra layers. I'm always cold and the second the temps drop below 60 the heat in my car is on 90 and my seat warmer is on. This scarf was a gift from Hat Attack and to say I'm in love is an understatement. The colors are so beautiful and I love that I can wear it draped as a wrap over blazers and sweaters. I bought this blazer last year during a sale and the color is no longer around. Reviews have been mixed on the Lioness Blazer- some say the buttons fall off easily while others say the quality is great for the price. It's called the Palermo Jacket and it's $88- so far I've had no problems with mine and thought it was a good piece in a fun color for a not so crazy price. If you are looking for a blazer in this color, I love this one from Ann Taylor. I've been so pleased with Ann Taylor's fall pieces and pretty much want everything they've recently posted on instagram. Their quality is amazing for the price. They are currently having a massive sitewide sale with 50% off just about everything. Their Hutton style blazer (love this tweed one, too!) has been extremely popular and this one is also so gorgeous.  


Friday, October 11, 2019

Club Monaco Sale

I was not planning on making a Club Monaco post but I had a few errands to run this morning and popped into my local store. I noticed they were having a 25% off sale. So many things caught my eye but most notably was this leather jacket, this faux fur cozy jacket, and the shoes pictured above and below (which are in store only).

I'm trying really reallllly hard to save before the holidays but I couldn't help myself. This leather jacket is in the most beautiful deep chocolate brown and what I loved most about it was that it wasn't a short, cropped fit. It has a longer cut which makes it so much easier to wear with pants and jeans for extra coverage. I also loved the faux fur jacket but they didn't have my size in store- they were actually almost sold out of this style in store so if you like it, I would purchase online. It was so comfortable and it didn't look cheap like so many other faux fur jackets can look.

Ellie's Nursery

ON ME // TOP:: Wayf (under $100) // JEANS:: Citizens // EARRINGS:: Lizzie Fortunato ON ELLIE // DRESS:: Tucker & Tate

Happy Friday, everyone! I'm so excited about today's post but before I get to it, I have one teeny, tiny favor to ask of you. Many of you have already done this (and I was absolutely blown away by some of the responses!) and I so appreciate it so ignore if you already did. BUT Fohr recently launched their new and updated Follower Testimonials and it is an amazing way for brands to see the value I bring to my followers and readers and will hopefully connect me to brands and campaigns. It's a super quick survey and it's completely anonymous. It would mean so much to me if you could take a minute to fill it out if you haven't already done so. You can fill it out here! You guys are the absolute best! Xo

On to my sweet baby girl's nursery. I thought it would be fitting to share her nursery during her birthday week! Ellie turned one on Tuesday and I cannot believe how quickly time is flying. Her birth feels like yesterday but at the same time feels like a million years ago. Ellie is the sweetest baby and pretty mellow- she had no choice but to be this way seeing as she is the youngest of 4! She is the apple of all of our eyes- big brothers and big sister included. They are just as obsessed with her as we are! On to her room which might be my favorite in the house!

For Ellie's wallpaper, I knew I wanted it to be in the pale aqua family (selfishly, my favorite color!) With the help of Emily, we decided on Thibaut Aster wallpaper in soft blue. It is such a calming color in a really beautiful pattern. It was important that whatever wallpaper we chose would grow with Ellie and I think Emily nailed it. It's soft and sweet enough for a baby and beautiful and fun for a big girl! Emily also had the brilliant idea to wallpaper the back of her built ins and I think it gave the space such a great vibe. It' so beautiful and feels very custom.

One thing about me: I really hate clutter. I kept Ellie's shelves simple and only displayed pieces we truly love (and of course her sound machine!)

The rest of Ellie's nursery aka her rocker, crib, dresser, curtains and mirror are all hand me downs pieced together from the nurseries of her big brothers and big sister. You can find sources below!

WALLPAPER:: Thibaut Aster in Soft Blue
PAINT:: Glimmer Sherwin Williams
CARPET:: Stanton
ROCKER:: Pottery Barn no longer available but similar here
TABLE:: Oomph Tini Table
POUF:: Wayfair
CRIB:: Pottery Barn but love this one
MIRROR:: One Kings Lane and no longer available. Love this one and this one.
DRESSER:: Pottery Barn Ava Dresser
PILLOW:: Serena & Lily (similar here)
CURTAINS:: Pottery Barn
SHELF DECOR:: Pier One Basket, Breck & Grier straw basket, Homegoods bookends, Teapot from when I was little, Kerri Rosenthal Drippy Heart, Megan Molten Shop vase

Thursday, October 10, 2019

Mango Sale

I've scored some decent pieces this fall at Mango and today they are having a 30% off site wide sale! The three pieces in this post have all been best sellers: the Maxi Dress, the Mini Dress and the Grandpa Cardigan. Someone asked me the other day what I thought about Mango and their quality. I said it's like Zara and can be a hit or a miss BUT their return process is super easy and quick. No harm in ordering! I'm sharing all my favorite Mango pieces below.

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Weezie Towels Sale

We are huge Weezie fans over here. Their towels are the best I've ever used and their monograms are beautiful. We have a set of the bath towels that I use and Chris has the bath sheet (or what I like to call, the Man Towel).  We also have a set of washcloths for each kid and they are perfect for bath time. I just recently received their long bathrobe and I use it every night after my shower. It's the best thing that's happened to my evenings in a long time! The robe is incredibly soft and well made and keeps me warm the second I step out of the shower. Weezie is currently having a one day sale- something they haven't don't yet and won't do again for a while. 20% off sitewide! I plan on picking up some holiday gifts and maybe some hand towels for our powder room which we are almost finished with! If you are in the need of new towels or if you are looking for personalized gifts for holiday time, Weezie towels are perfect!

Monday, October 7, 2019

Fall Style Under $150

SWEATER:: Line & Dot (on sale!)

Currently sipping on some coffee, trying to climb out of that post weekend haze. We had a really nice weekend filled with sports, pumpkin patches, football games and family time. We capped off our nice fall weekend with a broken dryer :[ We are hopefully having it repaired tomorrow and if that doesn't work then a new one will be coming by the end of the week. Oh well!

I spent the morning at a beautiful lighting showroom in Norwalk called Chloe Winston. I went with Emily to pick out some light fixtures for our entry way, dining room and possibly our front porch. It is such a beautiful showroom with countless brands and styles. I'll be sharing more about it later (also sharing some snaps on stories!) but wanted to rave about it quickly now because I know so many of you are in the process of decorating your homes. What I loved most was the range of prices. There is something for everyone. If you are in the market for lighting, you need to check out Chloe Winston. Candace and Rina (the owners) are both so knowledgeable and so kind. They've built a beautiful business! 

I have gotten some requests to share some style steals on the blog. I've been rounding up pieces over the past few weeks and wanted to share them today!


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