December 1, 2015

Pops of Red

I find that the Winter is my favorite time to wear red, it's festive and can brighten up a typically dull outfit.  I am a big fan of incorporating pops of red into an outfit, I think doing this can help create a unique look without really trying, if you know what I mean...  I had most of these pieces in my closet already to create this outfit, but I did pick up a few new things that I decided to incorporate.  The fist thing is this textured long cardigan that I snatched on sale for only $20.  It's so cozy and can be easily dressed up or down.  The next item I found on Black Friday is this draped long sleeve top.  I am seriously in LOVE with the fit, it hits exactly where I want it to hit so that I can wear it with leggings and it has a nice relaxed feel.  I may have to pick it up in a few more colors!

White T-Shirt: Gap (the fit is perfection!), Similar, Cute Option
Skinny Pants/Leggings: Gap (old), Similar, Similar, Love these
Scarf: Forever 21 (old), Similar, Similar, Similar
Purse: Forever 21 (old), Similar, Similar, Cute Option
Boots: GoJane (old), Similar, Similar, Love these
Necklace: Bip and Bop, Similar

Thank you for stopping by!


November 30, 2015

My favorite healthy eats

I have received a few emails requesting a post about my diet as well as my favorite healthy meals and I thought this would be the perfect time to do one!  This is a time of year when there are always unhealthy treats around us, which means that it's so important to stay on track and eat healthy whenever possible.

This is one of my favorite to-go recipes from Skinny Taste.  This blog has so many great healthy recipes, this is another great one that Bryan loves when I make.  

I love to eat fruit, pretty much everyday.  My favorite place to buy fruit is Costco, they always have a great selection and they prices are so much better than the regular grocery store.

I like to have fresh cut veggies and hummus to snack on.  If I have this is the house I am much more likely to stay on track even when I am hungry between meals.

These are probably the least healthy "healthy eats" I am sharing today, but they are a great lunch option when I am in a rush or running late in the morning.  Something I do to make them a bit more healthy and filling is add spinach to the meal.

I have always been a huge fan of smoothies, but recently I have started to get into acai bowls.  I found these acai packs at Costco so I can make them at home.  I love starting out my mornings with fresh fruit and this is a fun way to eat it.

I did leave out a few of my go-to healthy meals, these are just the ones I have had in the last week or two.  If you want to see more of these posts, please let me know if the comments section!

Have a great week!


November 26, 2015

Black Friday Sales

I have already started a lot of my Christmas shopping, because so many retailers have had great online sales going for the past two weeks.  But my sister and I are planning on doing a little shopping tomorrow as well.

Some of my favorite Black Friday sales include:

JCrew Factory - 50% off everything, plus free shipping w/ code SHIPGIFTS
Banana Republic - 40% off your purchase w/ code BRFRIDAY
Old Navy - 50% off entire store
Kate Spade - Surprise Sale
Express - 50% off everything
Gap - 50% w/ code BLKFRIDAY
Forever 21 - Up to 70% off select styles
Tory Burch - 30% off your $250 purchase w/ code THANKS
Target - Various sale, my fav - 40% all clothing

If you are venturing out into the crowds tonight/tomorrow, good luck and be safe!



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It's easy to get caught up in your daily stresses and forget about how much there truly is to be thankful for.  
I know I am certainly guilty of doing this nearly everyday.

Here are a few of the things I am grateful for: 

my supportive family // my amazing husband // our fur baby, Neeko // great friendships 
a beautiful home // my career // my health

I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving!


November 25, 2015

15 Gift Ideas for your Bestie

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 Today is the start to my Gift Guide series, stay tuned over the next two weeks to see my gift ideas for this holiday season.

Shopping for my friends and sisters is one of my favorite things to do. I think this is because it's sort of like shopping for yourself, I mean this in a good way. You get to pick out cute items you would even want to buy for yourself, but then you get to gift them to friends... which is the best feeling ever! Does anyone else feel this way?

I am in love with number 5, the Kate Spade "Snap Happy Macaroon" mug, so adorable!


November 24, 2015

Snow... Finally!

It has been such an odd November here is Colorado, we have had days that are in the 60's and then random small snow storms.  I really shouldn't be surprised, this is fairly typical.  I am just ready for a really good snow storm that actually sticks to the ground.  Thursday morning Bryan and I are doing a 5k Turkey Trot and it's supposed to snow Wednesday/Thursday, but either way it should be a fun way to be active before the big Thanksgiving feast.  On another topic, I picked up this hat a few weeks ago and it has quickly become one of my favorites!

Turtleneck: Old Navy (last year), Similar, Similar, Cute Option (only $11)
Vest: Jcrew Factory (almost exact), Similar, Similar, Love this
Coat: Old Navy (last year), Similar, Similar, Great Option
Boots: (no longer available), Similar, Under $50
Hat: Target, Similar, Love this

Thanks for stopping by!


November 23, 2015

JCREW Factory Flannels for $30

I am a huge fan of flannels, I probably own more than I should.  They are not only warm and cozy, but they are a fun way to bring different prints and colors into an outfit.  I personally like to layer then under sweaters and vests, but sometimes when I am just running errands and it's not too chilly, I will just throw on one with jeans and riding boots (as I did for this look).  One of my favorite places to buy flannels in JCrew Factory, and today is the perfect time to place an order, they are only $30!  See my favorites below...

Flannel: JCrew Factory, Similar, Love this (a bit pricier)
Boots: Target (last year), Similar, Similar, Cute option
Purse: Forever 21 (last year), Similar, Similar, Very Similar
Hat: Old, Similar, Similar, SO CUTE

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Thanks for stopping by! Have a great day :)

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November 19, 2015

Thanksgiving Day Outfits

Can you believe that Thanksgiving is one week away!?!  This weekend I plan on going to the store and getting all of the Thanksgiving goodies.  Here are a few outfit ideas for Turkey Day... the outfit I would be mostly likely to wear is the second one - leggings and a big cozy sweater.  I know some people like to dress up and have a more formal style meal, but we are totally laid back.  Typically after we eat and everything is cleaned up, we nap :) at least Bryan and I definitely do!

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Thanks for stopping by, I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving!


November 18, 2015

Cozy Layers + OTK Boots

I am in love with this poncho sweater, you may recognize it from last year.  I really like Forever 21 for affordable trendy pieces, but it's incredibly hit or miss, so I typically see what the have on their website and place an online order.  This sweater was one of those items I ordered online, it ended up being a great purchase! sadly it's not available this year.  I linked a few cute similar options below!  P.S. I cannot believe Thanksgiving is next week!

Sweater: Forever 21 (last year), Similar, Similar, Love this!
OTK Boots: (last year), Similar, Similar
Purse: Forever 21 (old), Similar, Similar, Cute Option
Ring: Kendra Scott (on sale!), Love this

Thanks for stopping by!


November 17, 2015

Casual Go-To

If you are anything like me, you have a handful of outfits that you gravitate towards.  Mainly because they are comfortable and easy.  These outfits may not be on the cutting edge of "fashion", but I know it works for me and it makes getting ready a whole lot easier.  This outfit is totally one of those easy to-go's for me.  I like to stick with classics, such as a nice button down, black skinny pants and this JCrew herringbone vest (which has seemed to be everyone's favorite for the past few years).  What are some of your favorite go-to outfits?

Button Down Shirt: Old, Similar, Similar, Cute Option
Hat: Target (last year), Similar, Similar, Similar
Booties: Target (old), Similar, Similar, Similar
Tote Bag: Forever 21 (sold out), Similar, Similar
Watch, Similar // Bracelet, Similar

P.S., I am so happy for those of you who were able to get Hunter boots from Nordstrom using my little price match tip :)

Thanks for stopping by!


November 13, 2015

Hunter Boots, Let's Compare: Costco vs. Nordstroms

I posted on my Facebook page about how Costco has Hunter boots for only $80 (retail price $150) and I knew I needed to order another pair.

The Hunter boots are a "Costco membership required item", which means if you do not have a membership, you cannot purchase them.  But do not fret if you are not a Costco member, Nordstrom is price matching, so you can still get a pair for only $80.  When you go to Nordstrom's website, click live chat and let them know you want to price match their hunters to the Costco hunters.  What I have heard is they are only price matching the colors that Costco is selling.  If you take a look at the photo below, the big different between the Nordstrom Hunter boots and the Costco Hunter boots is the gloss versus matte finish.  Because I already had the Original High Gloss, I decided to go with 'Original Tall' Rain Boot in Hunter Green.  The box they both came in is a little different as well.  If you have not taken advtage of this big savings, I highly recommend that you do!


How I like to style hunter boots with boot socks...

See my DIY on how to make "faux" boot socks.

Below are some more options for hunter boots, I love the Graphite color

Thanks for stopping by!


November 10, 2015

A Fall Shirt Dress for the Office

Trying to nail down your personal style is difficult enough, trying to figure out how that fits into your office wardrobe can be downright terrifying.  When it comes to my personal style, I know I love dresses.  I like how they make me feel more feminine and they simplifying selecting an outfit in the morning.  So, whenever I find a dress that is office appropriate, I make sure to snatch it up! I have always been a fan of Jcrew Factory's office dresses, but I recently discovered the Tommy Hilfiger outlet store, at the outlet mall in my area and I am in love! Unlike many outlets, they have nearly all of their items online, honestly who doesn't love drinking wine and shopping in their yoga pants!


Dress: Tommy Hilfiger (exact), Similar, Similar, Cute Option
Tights: Jcrew Factory in Navy (my favorite - I like to size up for comfort!), Similar
Heels: Target in Cognac, Similar, Similar, Love these
Purse: Lonchamp, Similar, Cute Option
Necklace: SimplyLovelyHandmade
Watch: Kate Spade, Similar, Similar (under $40), Want this

Thanks for reading!


November 5, 2015

Cozy new Scarf

If you guys have not been to Old Navy lately, you need to make sure to stop by! They have some great blanket scarves right now.  I stopped by on my lunch break to look at their sweaters and ended up leaving with a few new cozy scarves instead.  On another note, I love to have a bit of height when I wear boots, but I want them comfy as well.  I have had these boots forever and they are so comfortable, I love the look of these boots with a small wedge.

Sweater: Light in the Box (sold out), Similar, Similar, Love this
Boots: (old), Similar, Similar
Purse: Longchamp, Similar, Love this color
Bracelets: Alex and Ani

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