Monday, February 18, 2019

Under $100 Style Steals


 JACKET:: Driftwood (similar here) // SWEATER :: Line and Dot // JEANS:: Citizens // BOOTS:: Zara // BAG:: Chanel

Hope everyone is enjoying the long weekend! I wanted to share some of my favorite under $100 finds with you. This sweater that I'm wearing above is one of them! I love the texture of it and that it hits at the perfect spot to wear with my high waisted jeans.

Some of my favorite sites to check for some great style steals are & Other Stories and Mango. Both have great, neutral pieces that can really be mixed and matched with many pieces you already have in your closet. I love this and this cropped cardigan and have both in my cart. I think I'm going to go with the first style. I also love this pretty lace top. And how fun is this little bagThese beach pants would be perfect for my Florida trip coming up.








Sunday, February 17, 2019

Most Popular & Sunday Skin


Coming up for air after a few crazy, sick days. Charlie is on the mend from pneumonia (not 100% just yet but getting there) but he unfortunately spread his little germs to his sisters and they both have horrible colds and fevers. We were tested for the flu and it came back negative. Just a nasty virus. Here's to hoping it is short lived and we are feeling back to ourselves in no time!

On to my quick post for today- I have two things I want to cover. 1. Three skincare products I'm loving this winter and 2. This week's most popular picks. On to the skincare items first:


  1. So technically I bought this Indie Lee CoQ10 toner in August but haven't talked about it on the blog yet. I purchased it at the Follain store on Nantucket this summer and I haven't stopped using it since. I use it every night after I shower and it's the first step in my skincare regimen. This toner hydrates and balances your skin's pH levels. I saturate a cotton pad with this toner and rub all over my face and neck. I then follow with my serums and creams. It leaves my skin radiant and glowing. 
  2. Summer Fridays Jet Lag Mask. This mask has been around for a little over a year now. It says to leave it on for about ten minutes on the directions but I use it as an overnight mask and it's highly moisturizing. My skin feels super smooth in the morning.
  3. FARMACY Green Clean Makeup Removing Cleansing Balm I'm a huge double cleanser. I use a cleansing balm/oil first and follow with a gel cleanser. This cleansing balm by Farmancy is super gentle and hydrating. It says it's a makeup removing cleanser but I also use it on days when I don't wear any makeup. 

I thought it might be interesting to share my most popular finds with you from time to time. The items that seem to generate the most clicks and sales. There are always a handful of items each week that stand out and I'm thinking you guys might love to see which items everyone else is loving:
  • This top and skirt set that I shared with you all during my resort wear roundup has been so popular. I've also heard back from a bunch of you who purchased it and so far everyone has loved it. I don't know why I haven't bought it yet! Sizes are running low just FYI. 
  • Another resort wear pick, this dress has been another popular item. It also happens to be at the tippity top of my wishlist. 
  • This Joie dress that I wore to Ellie's baptism is currently 40% off and another favorite. 
  • These Jeans. I cannot say enough about these jeans. They are hands down my new favorite pair and apparently you guys have been looking for a pair like these too. Even though they are a relaxed, straight leg fit, I feel infinitely more feminine and dare I say "sexier" in them. As a petite lady, it's very hard finding straight leg styles that work for me. This pair works, and I have tried A LOT of different styles.  


Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Winter Sale Roundup

EARRINGS:: Baublebar // TOP:: Rebecca Taylor (in black here) also love this one // JEANS:: Citizens // SHOES:: Aquazzura

Sheesh! Yesterday was a very looooong snow day. It started out with a pneumonia diagnosis for Charlie and ended in total exhaustion. He wouldn't let me put him down all day which was extremely difficult considering I was home solo with the four kids. He seems a little bit better today and has some more pep in his step. We are ready for some sunshine!

I'm curious if you guys are over winter shopping? I know I am but when I find a pretty sweater on sale I can't help but to want to buy it. I've found some amazing "transitional" pieces on sale. Perfect to layer now and wear on their own come Spring. Here are some of my favorites:

1. I have had my eye on this white top the second I saw it. Perfect for spring AND summer!

2. I love this sweater and thing it would be perfect paired with high waisted jeans for spring. 

3. Do you remember this dress? I wore it to Ellie's baptism and so many of you asked where I got it. Well it's now on major sale!

4. My See by Chloe top and my Jonathan Simkhai top that I posted on stories last night got a lot of attention. 

5. Ok so this is definitely for summer only (or vacation) but do you remember when I wore it this summer when I was pregnant? Such a great coverup for a bump! And of course without one as well!

6. I know this is super random but when I was in Florida I found this lightweight cashmere cardigan on sale and I was obsessed with the length. I bought it in the grey!



Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Truffle Love

CASE:: Truffle // SKIN CARE:: Drunk Elephant Moisturizer, Face Oil, Tinted SPF, Serum // Vintner's Daughter // Aerin perfume // VOYA facial spritz

I've been a little quiet on the blog and I feel badly about it because I haven't been posting as much as I should be. To be honest, it really just comes down to the fact that I would rather play dinosaurs, go for a walk, color, play a board game (you get the picture) with my kids than work on a blog post. Don't get me wrong, I absolutely love creating posts and love to scour the internet for pretty clothes and cool shoes. This blog has always been and will always be that creative outlet I need to keep me sane. With that said, my children are so young and time goes by way too quickly (I cannot believe I'm one month away from having a six year old!) I need to savor these moments with them before they grow up and no longer need me/want me to play. So when Charlie looks up at me with his bright blue eyes and says, "Mom play dinosaurs with me" I'm 100% going to choose to play dinosaurs. In the future, If I'm a little quiet over here, chances are I'm busy playing! 

On to today's post : I wanted to quickly share my love for these Truffle cases. My sister in law bought me a Truffle case years ago when they first came out. They've changed a tiny bit over the years and I've since purchased a few new ones that I use all of the time. The size pictured is the small and I use it whenever I travel. It is TSA approved and holds all of my skincare essentials in place. They seriously do not budge at all which means less spillage.  I also have the large size that I use in my tote bag when I'm out and about with the kids. I love buying these cases and giving them out as gifts!



Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Going Somewhere Warm?

SUIT:: Carmen Marc Valvo // PAREO:: Loveshackfancy // SANDALS:: Steve Madden 

Sorry I've been so quiet here! We were in Florida last week and flew home Monday. The first half of the trip was warm and sunny but the second chunk of the trip was cold and rainy. Regardless of the so-so weather, the change of scenery was just what we needed.  Now we are back home and my number one priority right now is figuring out how to get Ellie to sleep without waking for her pacifier all night long. You would think since she is my fourth baby that I would have it all figured out by now but honestly every baby is so different! Any tips?!

Our quick trip to Florida got me all excited for the warm weather clothing out right now. Since we had a few decent beach days, I was able to wear my new pareo by Loveshackfancy. This one piece and sarong combo is my go-to for the beach. I have had this one piece for a few years and it still looks brand new. It comes in a ton of colors, too! I've rounded up my favorite resort wear pieces below! Xo

NOTEWORTHY MENTIONS::

1. I'm not usually a two piece type of gal but really loving this top and skirt set.
2. My favorite brand has come out with the prettiest spring pieces: loving this dress, this dress and this one, too!
3. If I were a bikini, this would be it!
4. Love this sarong and this one as well. 



Friday, January 18, 2019

BLUSH LOOK & Weekend Sales


COAT:: Bernardo (on sale!) // DRESS:: Joie // BAG:: Chanel // EARRINGS:: Asha // SHOES:: Jimmy Choo (lower heel here)

Hello everyone and happy Friday! We have had a really busy week over here and I'm pretty run down. I picked up my first cold since last winter and I'm pretty bummed about it. My cold coupled with minimal sleep has me feeling quite miserable. I started taking those Elderberry supplements that you all raved about and I'm hoping they cut down my "sick time" but who knows. We are also supposed to be going to Florida on Sunday but the upcoming snowstorm has me wondering if our flight will even take off. I haven't packed a single thing...

On to today's post! I stumbled upon this pretty blush dress the day before Ellie's Baptism back in December. I had really wanted to wear a light colored dress to it but couldn't find anything online that wasn't dripping in sequins and beads (right before Christmas). I was on my way to pick up a Christmas gift and decided to pop in the Joie store on Greenwich Ave and my eyes were quickly drawn to this pretty shade of pale blush. This dress is the perfect combination of feminine and comfort and it's a dress that I know I will wear for years to come. I also had a follower message me on Instagram wondering if it would for her baby shower coming up- she ended up buying the dress and it fits her perfectly!

These Asha earrings are also my new favorites to wear. I get so many compliments every time I wear them. An added bonus is that they aren't heavy at all!


I also wanted to share a few sales happening right now. My coat that I'm wearing in these pictures is currently on sale. It has a detachable fur collar and I took mine off and like it much better that way.

VINCE:: extra 40% off all sale. My go to blanket wrap coat is on major sale as well as this sweater and this one as well. Also love these booties.

ANTHROPOLOGIE:: 20% off all clothing, shoes and accessories. I love buying my jeans from Anthro. I have my eyes on this pair.  Love this sweatshirt. And obsessed with these joggers!










Monday, January 14, 2019

For the Home


I always get home decor catalogs in the mail and I usually put them aside in hopes that I can sneak a few minutes to myself and flip through them. Most of the time they end up taking up space and collecting dust in the little nook on my kitchen counter that's reserved for all of my clutter. Eventually they end up finding their way to our recycling bin and the cycle starts all over again when the next batch of catalogs gets delivered. This morning however, I dedicated my five free minutes to looking at the new Serena and Lily catalog and decided it was the perfect time to do a home decor roundup on the blog. Here is what I'm loving right now::



 

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