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Friday ( Clothing ) Favorites

Transition clothes are so important for that “in-between” time between seasons when it’s not super hot but not super cold and vice versa. Here are some items I plan to add to my wardrobe this year as well as some staples I think every woman should have!

vestFloral / Hooded Down / Hybrid

Vests / is this even a surprise? I love vests, I own far too many of them and I always want more. Not all vests are created equal, they need pockets, a fold-down collar and preferably a zipper vs snaps or buttons. Hood is optional, it’s never a bad option.

bootsFlat / Low Heel / Black

Riding Boots / I feel like last year I barely wore my boots, maybe because I was always carrying a baby and/or carseat and that wasn’t the best option? Maybe I didn’t feel it was cold enough out? Not really sure, but I love my boots and I think it’s a good investment.

scarfInfinity / Crinkle / Plaid

Scarves / yes, that is scarves plural, you NEED more than one…maybe more like 12. A couple infinity scarves ( wool and cotton), light weight ( black and beige), and maybe a couple unique ones whether it be a fun design or one you can triple wrap. Black and tan/beige are the colors I choose in a scarf because it can be so versatile with any outfit.

Leggings / no brainer, but please wear a chunky sweater or long T to cover the bum because we ALL don’t need to know what color underwear you’re wearing. On my “must-buy” list are the Zella Live-In Leggings which come in the crop and full legging.

Chunky Sweater / finding the right sweater is sometimes difficult I feel. You want it oversized but not frumpy, fitted in certain spots but loose in others, long sleeves but not so much that you look like a child in mommy’s clothes.

jeansJeans / grab a skinny ( or SKIN tight )and a boot cut, all you’ll need for date night and pumpkin picking. I’m also really into black denim lately! You know I love Denim & Supply, and most of these jeans are on sale right now.

Shoes / I am DROOLING over these moccs from Lucky Brand….I need to come into some money, and come into it quick! Toms are my favorite shoe for any season, I wear them to work everyday! Lastly, I’m in need of some fall booties – the last ones didn’t work out so well so those got shipped back. These maybe?

Let me know your favorite fall styles or a new brand I need to check out. I’m always on the hunt for new ideas!

Friday ( Fall ) Favorites

Is September really RIGHT around the corner? I have seen so many posts about the joys of cool crisp air, PSL at Starbucks and flannel shirt season. Me on the other hand, NOT looking forward to the end of warm weather at all. Granted, I love wearing vests, they’re like my second layer of skin but I would REALLY rather be in a bikini for a little longer. Oh well. Fall is coming and there is nothing I can do to change that. Instead, I have rounded up a couple cozy finds to flip your house from summer beach to cool and breezy pumpkin patch.

DSC_0410After Brandon goes to bed and we are cozied up on the couch, I have already found myself grabbing for a blanket to throw over my legs! One night in the 60’s and I’m freezing. Update your cozy-collection with this Pompon Throw, it’s so cute and adds a little something-something to the average throw blanket.

Pumpkins are always going to be a fall favorite ( for obvious reasons! ) and I like to change those up every couple of years. I thought these cuties would look adorable on our landing and white resin pumpkins down the center of the table ( hobby lobby is having a crazy sale going on right now )

Candles, candles, candles! I love this jar candle too! Need I say more? Next month I will be featuring one of my longtime friend’s shop and may even have a candle or two for you!

Freshen up your bedroom with a new duvet, decorative pillow and front door mat.

Enjoy the last few nights sitting outdoors under a blanket and drape globe string lights around the patio while sipping on warm cider out of these tumblers. I LOVE those drinking glasses and might stock up on different colors to enjoy for every season! How cute would the blue ones be for a summer party? Grab a couple lanterns to sit on the ground or line a walkway. I ordered this lantern in small and medium and cannot wait to set them out ( bonus, they’re also on sale right now ).

DSC_0455Looking forward to taking these same pictures in a few weeks and seeing how much little man has grown!

Many of the products I mentioned are on super sale right now as summer ends and fall beings, back to school is happening and Labor Day is coming up. Grab the deals before they sell out! Stay tuned for some upcoming posts on Small Shops I will be featuring along with awesome GIVEAWAYS to kick off the first day of Fall ( September 22nd ).


Jeans on Sale

I mentioned these jeans a few weeks ago but they are my favorite brand and favorite white jean right now AND they’re on super sale with additional discount (code: WKND)…grab it with the black top and you will have heads turning!

UntitledJeans / Jeans / Top

CaptureAnd these babies just arrived from the Nordstrum Anniversary sale. Grab them before the sale is over, they’re SO cute and comfortable

Jumpsuits and Rompers

I’ve been on the fence with rompers and jumpsuits for a long, long time. Mostly because being almost 5’9″ makes it a little difficult to wear a romper that fits properly and keeps my butt cheeks hidden from the world – not the mention it being short in the torso…if you catch my drift. I’ve stumbled on some super cute pieces (which I’m still nervous to try) but really, really wanting to! Personally, I want to go for the strapless jumpsuit as I feel that would be more flattering and comfortable on my body.

romperArmy Green / Strapless / Black / Racerback / Teal Romper / Blue Romper / Black /

I’m really digging the army green jumpsuit with the shorter/tighter legs. It’s so flattering and the skinnier legs make you look longer and leaner. The wide leg option is cute and more on the casual/comfy side. The best part of this outfit is that there’s no thinking involved! Does this shirt match this short or vice versa. It’s one-piece on and done. What’s even better than that is they are all well under $100! You don’t have to spend a lot to look great.

Do you have a jumpsuit or romper you love? Share which ones you’ve had your eye on.

Styles for Less

I am all about finding a good deal and that means from the grocery store to the clothes on my back. I shop the sales and I also shop the second-hand stores for gently worn, broken in clothing that is comfortable and affordable! I’ve gathered together a couple clothing sites I love to check out on the daily!

thredupFirst stop is thredUP, they are an online Consignment store for men, woman, children and accessories which lets you shop pages and pages of gently used to new items all at a fraction of the original price. You will see their price as well as what the retail price was of the item along with the size, material and their condition. Go one step further and send them items from your own closet and make money once it sells to use towards new items! Use the link above and code SUMMER for 40% off your entire purchase as a new customer.

I’ve mentioned Stitch Fix before as a way to have a personal stylist dress you in the most up to date clothing at a fairly reasonable cost. I do find the prices on the items to be a little out of my budget but once in a while you’ll find that staple item and won’t be bothered by the price tag. You fill out a fashion profile with likes, dislikes, sizing and any other style information you can give them. Aside from that, you can make style Pinterest boards to add to your profile and your stylist will use that as a guide. Give them tips or a specific item you’ve been looking for and let them work their magic. Pay the $25 styling fee and that will be credited towards any item you choose to keep!

renttherunwayWith four weddings coming up this year (plus the showers and bachelorette parties) I need outfits for each one that won’t break the bank. I’m not one to invest in expensive, fancy dresses and typically wear the same one for years before I get sick of seeing myself in the same outfit in every picture! I haven’t tried Rent the Runway yet but I do plan to make my first purchase soon! You can order an item (choose two sizes just in case), wear it to your event and send it back within 4 or 8 days! The prices are amazing and the reviews really help you determine if it’s the right item for you. I’m really looking forward to trying a romper – and the best part is if I don’t like it, it doesn’t matter!! Use the link above and code FIRSTRTR20P for 20% off and $30 off your first order. I am not sure if both discounts can be used together.