1.19.2015

My vision + goals for 2015


Hello lovelies, I am so excited to return to blogging after a long holiday break and much needed time with my family. I love this time of year and I have been so excited to get organized and set my goals and intentions. I have many of the same goals as I did last year and I like to look at it as what I want to do "more of".  I have so many plans, dreams goals and exciting news to reveal.

Here are some things related to the blog and my business that I would like to see more of:

• more interviews, link-ups & collaborations with other bloggers
• more glimpses into my world, my business, my closet, my kitchen, my heart
• more authentic, raw and honest sharing with you
• more feedback from you and what you would like to see here
• more meet-ups and fun social events with you.
• I want to attend a blogger or creative conference
• I want to add more fabulous and fun products to the shoppe

I have been printing goal sheets, planners and worksheets like crazy. I promise to share with you some of my favorite organization resources that have really been favorites of mine this month.

Organization resources:
• A bowl full of lemons-one of my favorite blogs chock full of cleaning tips, resources, printables and drool-worthy photos
I heart organizing- This site makes me happy happy! I spend so many hours on this site. Gorgeous printables and very useful tips for organizing, decorating and keeping a cheerful and colorful home.
Alejandra Costello - OMG amazing amazing amazing. I watch the youtube channel and I love it. Alejandra is friendly, easy to watch and her ideas are fun to implement.

I would love to hear from you. What are your favorite goal setting or organizing resources?





11.17.2014

Glam Gold

Tie a small knot at the ends of the scarf

It doesn't have to be perfect. This is fashion, have fun with it.
Throw it over your neck and loop around again.

You will end up with an infinity loop!


Sweater | Loft (last year) similiar here, Jeans | Kut from the Kloth
Booties | similiar here and here, Scarf & Bracelets | My Stella & Dot boutique

Hi friends. I thought my "real women" friends would want to know what to wear to those holiday parties that will we will be going to. Because frankly, the thought of having to "dress up" to go out can cause us to want to curl up inside a giant pint of Haagen Daz ice cream and never come out. One look at the closet and all we see is multiple sizes and nothing fancy. Never fear mamas, I am here to rescue you. We can still rock the boyfriend jeans or leggings that you love. Glam it up with a scarf, a wrap or a hint of sparkle.  Throw on an arm party of bracelets and you are set. Dig out all that old jewelry that you never wear and put it on. I am giving you permission.

Thank you to the lovely Heidi for the gorgeous pictures, Raney O'Keefe for the make up and Sarah Pennington for the fabulously flawless lashes.

11.07.2014

Fab Friday + Lovely Links for the weekend


Happy Friday Lovelies! Have ya'll seen Kate Spade and Jack Spade for GapKids? So flipping cute! I'm putting one of everything on my list for Henry. Scoop up some great deals with their friends and family sale. I'm getting excited for cooler weather. I scored the most adorable winter coat for Henry at Old Navy using points and sale, it came in at $7. Follow my Instagram feed for pics of me and the kiddos in our everyday adventures. Hope you have a wonderful weekend filled with cups of tea, warm cozy fires, blankets and snuggles with a movie. 

I've rounded up some of my favorite links for the week. Grab a cup and have fun exploring.

Can't wait for Toms + Target! Lots of holiday goodness is launching November 16th.

It's time to start getting those holiday cards out in the mail. Start here for ideas.

I love reading about parenting. Learn about raising thoughtful children here.

Doing good looks good on you. My Stella & Dot e-boutique is gifting a servicewoman or family when you purchase one of our gorgeous scarves this November.

I"m a pushover for a luxurious face oil and pretty packaging. This one from Georgia by Jodie Patterson just may send me over the edge.




11.02.2014

Basic Black goes tribal





Sweater (similiar) Loft | Jeans  Kut from the Kloth | Booties (similiar) Nine West |
Scarf, Bag, Bracelet Stack & Wristlet | Stella & Dot

I love a good jeans and sweater. Basic black is an easy go-to look. I am loving playing with this look by changing it with my shoes and accessories. I'm usually running around town in the snakeskin sneaks I scored from TJMaxx, but here, I have paired my jeans and sweater with cut-out booties from Nine West which are surprisingly super comfy. Love throwing these on with a dress or the jeans for a night out. Who doesn't love a comfy scarf for fall and this from my Stella & Dot boutique has a beautiful tribal Ikat pattern. Did you know we have a textile design studio in Sausalito where they create these wonderful patterns just for us. Hot pink is everywhere this fall and I'm loving this cute wristlet to run into Target or the grocery store with Henry in tow. Love this time of year. I can't wait for nights by the fire with a cup of cocoa. 


10.29.2014

Style for a Steal: Cozy Fall Look

 


1. Sweater $29.33 2. Monogram necklace $59 3. Jeans $88 4. Scarf $32.40 5. Wallet $31.60 6. Booties $89.95

Raise your hand if you could use a little pop of color to brighten up your mama uniform? This is my go to look to run the kids to school, errands or  meet up with clients for coffee. I've rounded up a few of my favorites staples on sale here. The sweater is from sheinside and you guys went gaga over the tunic dress from them. They have some fun deals & steals going on so hop on over and give them a visit (be sure to tell me what you scoop up). Check out the flash sale going on for the next few days on the scarf and wallet on my Stella & Dot boutique. These and other sparkly goodies are perfect for a early little holiday shopping. What is your go-to fall uniform?

10.23.2014

Shift into Stripes


 Pattern Shift Dress| Sheinside.com, Shoes | Carlos Santana, Aria Necklace | Stella & Dot, Chandelier Earrings | Stella & Dot, Tote bag | (similiar) Stella & Dot

If I told you this dress was $24 would you believe me? I could hardly believe it myself. $24 including shipping to my doorstep in 5 days. When this bright patterned shift arrived it made me happy happy! Give this girl a print and pattern all day. I will say this one is on the smallish side. I am wearing a L (eek!) so bigger gals, I am on the lookout for similar styles in more size ranges. What makes this dress so effortlessly easy is the rolled sleeve and the low neckline (perfect for layering on lots of pretty jewelry) I can't get enough of this. And these booties. Can you say comfortable (even for chasing after Thomas the train obsessed Henry). Now that the weather is getting cooler, I throw it on over boyfriend jeans or leggings. A patterned tunic is a mama's best friend. Seriously, don't judge me when you see this worn about 15 different ways. 

Photography by Erin Brauer

10.20.2014

Beauty Night with the Alliance Theatre

Theater lovers, I have a special treat for you! October 24th: Make it a girls night and join me for a good old dose of sassy, southern sparkle as she brings Stella & Dot to the Alliance Theatre's Beauty Night! Enjoy personalized styling tips & gorgeous raffle prizes served up with a lots chic southern style! Get a sneak peek here: http://bit.ly/southernsparkle


By Robert Harling, Directed by Judith Ivey
Performance Dates:  October 22 – November 9, 2014

Laugh together and never cry alone. Steel Magnolias, the quintessential story of family, friendship, and steely Southern sisterhood.

The celebrated Southern classic of family and friendship, STEEL MAGNOLIAS is the story of a group of strong and beautiful women who cluster around Truvy’s Beauty Parlor in a small Louisiana parish.  The story centers on Shelby, who moves from wedding to childbirth to medical complications with a love of life and a willingness to face its possibilities bravely.  Adapted for the screen, see the play that started it all.  STEEL MAGNOLIAS is directed by legendary two-time Tony Award winner Judith Ivey.  Use promo code STEEL10 for $10 off your ticket* purchase at alliancetheatre.org/steelmagnolias or 404.733.5000.
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