02.05.18

Valentines Day Looks

Valentines Day Look 1
Bandage Dress – HERE and it’s less than $50! | Furry Coat – here | Earrings – These tassle earrings are so in! These can be found here | Heels – These are in my cart! | Handbag – Gucci Marmont Medium in porcelain rose

I created some inspiration looks for ya’ll since Valentines Day is on it’s way! We usually, sometimes, occasionally do something on V day. It depends on how much we like each other and how difficult our babies are being. Oh yeah, and if we are all healthy. Valentines Day seems to fall right in the middle of flu and cold season. BUT when the stars align it gives us a day where we can dress up and go out and enjoy some time together. When kids are in the mix it’s really hard to make those stars align though haha! This year I’ve been loving light pinks and gold colors for V day.

All of the items in the picture are found at Nordstrom.  This CUTE bandage dress is less than $50 and it looks just like an Herve Leger. Bandage dresses are great for sucking in things that may stick out too far. You better believe I’m all for that benefit! I’m definitely getting these Sam Edelman Yaro heels. Sam Edelman does a great job of releasing current styles that are great quality. The price point for these shoes are always very affordable too!  I’ve started to see more and more tassel earrings coming out. It’s a trend, but it may be one that I like. Another piece that ‘may’ be trendy is the Gucci Marmont bag. Gucci has really stepped up their game in the last 3-4 years. They have completely re-hauled their outdated lines and now I see them ALL over the place. I see bloggers carrying the Marmont bags everywhere and I’m trying to decide how I feel about them. I think I like them, but I’m not sure how long they will be around. They are quite expensive, but they are cheaper than a Chanel classic flap. We’ll see how long I can hold out before I jump on board.

Valentines Day Look 2
Jumpsuit – 
Nordstrom | Shoes – Vince Camuto Devin | Earrings – Nordstrom | Handbag – Mini Dionysus GG Supreme Shoulder Bag

This is the second look I put together. I am so late to get on this bandwagon – the jumpsuit. It’s been back now for a while but I just have not joined in. I think it’s because when I was younger I watched my mom buy jumpsuits at the mall to wear to the club. That just left a dent in my brain that jumpsuits belong to my mom lol! These jumpsuits at Nordstrom are the first that I’ve really fallen for though. They come in several necklines so anyone can wear them. Of course the biggest annoyance with jumpsuits is whenever you have to pee!  I like the look of these with pants because even if you are shorter you can wear heels and give the illusion that your legs are long. A nice strappy heel like these Vince Camuto ones should do the trick! Plus they come in a bunch of different colors. I kept it simple with statement drop earring and a trendy bag. This is another Gucci bag that I’ve been on and off with. It is definitely a trendy bag, but it’s so unique. I love seeing it in outfit posts. I looked at them at a Gucci boutique and they are very well made, nice structured bags. They come in all different color combos and I really like seeing the ones with embroidery. I’d probably buy the Marmont before I buy the Dionysus though since I’m not a huge fan of the Gucci monogram. Stay tuned! I may have a handbag purchase coming up.

What are your plans for Valentines Day? Any tradition you continue with your special person? Valentines Day is on a Wednesday this year so I’m gonna be honest with you, we’ll probably just binge eat and Netflix after the kids go to bed hahaha. I do already have a gift for Tom though! I hope he doesn’t read this because then he’s gonna get anxiety thinking he needs to get me a gift too. I already know what I want though *hint *hint. I need a new Louis Vuitton Monogram Cles. I think somebody swiped mine a while ago. I’ve been looking for it for months. That’s so crappy that someone would just steal it, but unfortunately it’s the world we live in.

02.01.18

AMAZING Ruffled Sweater for Less Than $10 + Stuart Weitzman OTK Boots OOTD


OUTFIT DETAILS
Sweater –
Bought from Walmart.com | Ruffled Skirt – Forever 21, similar here and here | Boots – Stuart Weitzman Tieland | Purse – Chanel Business Affinity Backpack, others I love here and here | Earrings – Nordstrom | Fur Keychain – amazon lots of colors!!

Hey guys! I’ve been loving these sweaters I bought online at Walmart! They are under $10 and really good quality. They are a thin knit with a lace ruffled hem. I have them in 2 colors and wear them a lot because they are just easy. I put them on with anything and they look great. I love seeing the SW OTK boots with skirts, but I never feel like I can pull it off. Today I gave it a try and it went OK lol. I’m taller so skirts tend to look really short on me, especially if I wear heels! So I’m definitely more self conscious in minis, but I just love when they are paired with OTK boots. I carried one of my favorite bags of ALL TIME – the Chanel Business Affinity Backpack. I have a blue fur ball keychain on it that I bought on Amazon. This bag has been through the trenches of mommy-hood and it hasn’t let me down yet. I do wish it was a tad larger though. This and my Hermes Evelyne are my most used bags EVER. Since I bought this backpack last year I’ve seen other designers release really cute leather backpacks. The Chloe Faye backpack is SO cute I want it in the cloudy blue color. YSL just came out with a new backpack too called the LouLou. I also have this Tory Burch Britten for sale if anyone is interested.  I don’t get that much use out of it since I bought the Business Affinity. And of course Audrey wanted to show you her unique style in this post also.

She’s so cute! I don’t know if you can tell, but she is wearing a long tutu OVER pants with her cow girl boots on. She also wore her Moana necklace to tie the outfit together lol. I got her this longer glittery tutu from Nordstrom on sale. I also love this one and these from amazon. Can’t go wrong with a tutu! Gosh I want another girl! They are so awesome. Hope you guys are having a good day!

XOXO

01.29.18

White Jean Skirt + Ruffle Shirt OOTD

OUTFIT DETAILS
Shirt – 
Nordstrom on sale!White Jean Skirt Sunglasses – Bought them on Amazon for $11.99 for 2 pairs! | Bag – Chanel WOC, similar YSL here also a less expensive Tory Burch Option | Earrings – Nordstrom Inside Out Hoops LOVE THEM! | Watch – Fitbit Charge 2 | Booties – Sam Edelman Louie Ankle Fringe

 

Guys! These sunglasses are so awesome. I can’t believe they are $11.99 for 2 pairs. They have so many different colors. I bought them for my older daughters for Christmas and they look great on them. We all have different face shapes so I was impressed to see that these work with all of us. The pink lenses and blue lenses are the best. I’m considering buying more pairs because of the color selection. They come with one case too and I love the case. I use it for my Tom Ford Anoushka Sunglasses now. It’s a nice, compact good quality case and the cherry on top is that they have FREE returns. They make great gifts! My shirt is also on sale right now at Nordstrom. It’s a casual/fun shirt with ruffles. Easy to pair with basically everything. Those are the best kind! My jean skirt is a stretchy denim. I bought it a long time ago from Walmart but it’s not available anymore. My cute Sam Edelman booties with the fringe are from Amazon. They have them at a great price and lots of different color options. They are super fun with the fringe on the side. It’s another fun, easy way to add some excitement to your outfit. If you’re low maintenance like me, they’d be right up your alley. I pulled my blue patent leather Chanel Wallet On Chain for this outfit. I’ve had this WOC for a few years now. It’s a great crossbody, but you have to travel light since it won’t fit much. The pro to this bag is that you can save space by not carrying a wallet. There are several WOC’s available from different brands now. Tory Burch has their Robinson which is a great wallet on chain bag. Tory Burch is a brand I love. They always have really cute and refined designs to offer every season.  If you’re not ready to drop the $$$ for a Chanel or YSL the Tory Burch is an amazing option. If it was available when I bought my WOC I probably would have gone that direction.

XOXO

01.25.18

Fitbit Charge 2 Review


Hey guys I am writing a formal room for my Fitbit Charge 2. I wear it every. single. day. I have other nice watches that sit in the jewelry box now that I have this. I love being able to track my activity. It really helps me gauge how forgiving I can be with my food intake and it’s inspired some really good habits. It has jump started my new ‘ketogenic’ lifestyle this year. More on that lifestyle decision later.

The Good

This lavender band and rose gold face is beautiful. It was definitely worth the extra money. It does a great job of tracking my steps and it is customize able. I really like that the watch lights up and shows you symbols of what the numbers mean. All of my texts come through on my watch, which is something I never thought I’d love so much. I used to miss calls and texts all the time but now my watch vibrates every time I get one. It’s been really helpful. Especially because I tend to leave my phone in one spot while I clean. The heart rate monitor works well most times I check. Resting heart rate is really good. It is off during high intensity exercise and I don’t recommend it for any type of circuit training. If your heart rate stays steady during your work-outs it will probably be sufficient. There will be a lag in accuracy though. For me, I prefer my Polar H10 for any type of workout though. It’s accurate, its wireless and it’s my go to monitor. It has a bunch of other features that am not too familiar with since I use it primarily as a watch/pedometer. You can set alarms on it to get you moving more. I had them set in the beginning but I found them more of a nuisance so I turned them off. It’s nice to have the option though. A huge plus to the Charge 2 is that it’s pretty. It’s not an ugly fitness tracker and let’s be honest……. most of them are. I researched them all and the biggest selling point of the Charge 2 was the style. It’s not over-powering. It’s still delicate enough for smaller wrists, especially the rose gold face. It doesn’t scream “HI – IM A FINESS TRACKER!”. You can buy a ton of different bands for them which is amazing. They have leather, metal, and more plastic bands on amazon.

The Not So Good

You tap the screen twice to turn the screen on, but you have to tap hard. I usually have to try 2-3 times before I get it just right. It does have a button on the left of the face that you can always press, but you shouldn’t have to. You can also turn your wrist up and that motion turns it on. That works fine except for when I’m in bed. Then it barely works at all. Or it works while we are all sleeping and wakes us up. A big con for me is that it doesn’t track my steps when I’m pushing a stroller or cart. Which stinks big time because huge chunks of my steps are happening like this. I get that every pedometer would have this issue, but I wish there was a way around it. I wish the charge lasted longer. I typically get 6-7 days out of mine. It charges quickly enough, but it’s still a pain to be in the middle of something when the low battery sign comes on. I dread that low battery signal every week haha! Another con is that it doesn’t show me full texts if they are too long. I love being able to read my texts on my watch until they get cut off and I have to go find my phone anyways. I also wish they came in yellow gold faces. Maybe the next round will offer it.

In my opinion the pros of the Charge 2 GREATLY outweigh any cons I’ve found. It’s really has changed my activity level. I find myself walking around more to get more steps on my pedometer. It’s become like a game and I’m always trying to get a high score. I’ve finally lost my baby weight and I’m really trying to adopt a much healthier lifestyle this year. I don’t use all the functions on my Charge 2 because it does so much. It’s a wonderful fitness tracker for everyday life and a more advanced tracker.