Archives for January 2018

01.22.18

SALE ALERTS! $6.50 Sweater + Buffalo Costco Denim! OOTD

Outfit Details
Sweater – 
$6.50 from Walmart.com! | Jeans – Buffalo at Costco | Fur Neck Warmer – AmazonShoes – Toms in Desert Suede | Watch – Fitbit Charge 2 | Handbag – Tory Burch Britten Other Style – Frye | Jacket – here and here

Today we were lucky enough to meet Tom for lunch. He has been on hospital service which is hard on all of us. Sometimes he works 16-17 hour days when he’s at the hospital. We don’ get to see him very much so I shuttle the kids down to the hospital to eat a few meals. It was rainy out but all smiles for us. I wore my amazing my amazing lace hemmed sweater that was only $6.50 at Walmart.com! I have it in pink and gray and I LOVE them. They are worth much more than $6.50. I ordered them in Large so that they would be a bit baggy. My jeans are also a style steal from Costco. YES I used to be that teenager who made fun of “mom jeans” and “dad jeans” at Costco, but they seem to have stepped up their game. These aren’t your typical Kirkland light wash denim anymore. I saw these at Costco for $14.99. I bought the dark blue jean and the gray. They are mid-rise jeans which I love. My hip hugger days are O-V-E-R! These jeans are a great buy but I wish the inseam was a tad bit longer. I’m 5’8 and I think 1-2 more inches would have been great. I got my belted jacket years ago at forever 21. I need to buy a better quality one so I’m eyeing these ones at Nordstrom (ON SALE!). I got my Tom’s online at Nordstrom years ago too. They are super cute and an easy way to put out the extra ‘effort’ when getting dressed. The Fox fur neck warmer I bought on ebay. I couldn’t find the seller but I found similar ones on ebay. I love them! I add them with any coat OR sweater I’m wearing. Yes they are real fur so if that’s not your thing there are a ton of faux alternatives here. My Tory Burch backpack was bought from Nordstrom after Elliot was born. I’m loving the backpack trend. It’s great for me and my kids. I am going to sell this bag soon so please email me if you’re interested.

After lunch we stopped by the hospital to shoot these pictures. After we had to drop Tom back off at the hospital…..cry. But it’s so nice to see him in the middle of the day. Last night he wasn’t done until 9:30pm. That’s a long day! Especially since he leaves at 6am. I hope ya’ll are having a good day! Happy Monday Ya’ll!

XOXO

 

01.18.18

Family Style Finds + I’m ALMOST In My Pre-baby Denim! #OOTD

OUTFIT DETAILS

JeansJoe’s Honey Curvy Skinny Jeans | TOP: Nordstrom –  here in the color Quail | BOOTS: Stuart Weitzman Lowlands in black | Handbag: Louis Vuitton Neverfull GM Monogram | WATCH:  FitBit Charge 2 |EARRINGS: 3ct tw diamond studs – similar here for much less! | Don’t forget about Audrey’s outfit! Details listed below!

 

 I’m so surprised these pictures came out as good as they did. First off, Audrey took most of them! Second, I was dying from allergies. I wore barely any makeup and I felt like my head was about to pop. But my little ones can always make me laugh and that makes for good pictures. We had a good time taking pictures together.

I wore a pair a jeans from the pre-baby part of the closet today. They were a bit snug BUT they fit lol. Out of all my clothes I always miss my jeans the most when I’m in baby mode. I’m just starting to be able to wear them again so I’m super excited. These jeans are the Joe’s Honey Curvy Skinny Jeans AND they are on sale! They are another really soft jean that feel more like leggings. I bought them years ago at the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. The top is also from Nordstrom and it’s gorgeous! I bought it here in the color Quail. It is also on SALE! This top is SO comfortable guys. The material is light and flowy but not transparent. I’m 5’8 and the length is very flattering. I think it’s going to be super cute with a pair of leggings! My boots are, you guessed it, Stuart Weitzman Lowlands in black. These were my very first pair of SW boots. I’ve had them for over 2 years now and I LOVE THEM! I love all of my SW boots. The suede just keeps getting better with age. These are also very comfortable. The first year I got them I wore them almost every day for the whole winter. I also had a huge amount of buyers remorse for spending so much on a pair of shoes. Obviously that passed quickly because I own 3 pairs now. You just can’t replicate the quality of SW boots. I didn’t believe it until I had my own to compare with. I’m amazed at how well they’ve held up actually. I wore them out every night the year we went to New Orleans for New Years. It was messy and raining almost every day. I thought I was going to ruin my boots, but they look great still.

I’m carrying my Louis Vuitton Neverfull GM Monogram. This bag is a staple in my collection. The Neverfull is a very basic but VERY useful bag. Plus it takes a beating! I take mine everywhere, including the beach and its perfect. I love that the shirt matches my FitBit Charge 2 haha! This FitBit is also on sale! My earrings are just studs that can be found here.

NOW AUDREY

Look at this cutie pie! She has a few new items she wants to show off. On Sunday Audrey talked her way into her first JoJo Bow. She told us all her friends had them and that she’s been dreaming about having one FOREVER! Of course softy Tom told her she could buy it and she was super excited. She’s worn it every day since then. But I have to admit, it is super cute. I even went on amazon and bought a pack of sparkly bows because I love her wearing them. Girls are so fun! Don’t you love her cute little outfit. She’s been picking our her own clothes since she was 2. Goodness the arguments we used to get into because she never wanted to wear what I wanted. I learned quickly to give her full creative control when it came to her outfits and I love it. There are a few times when she comes out wearing 5 shirts and 3 pairs of pants. That’s when I step in and give her some “fashion advice”. Here she’s wearing one of our favorite shoes EVER. These are the Natives from Nordstrom. They are the best shoes for toddlers. You can slip them on quickly and even wear them as water shoes. This is her second pair. I bought them because she is starting to outgrow the first pair. I can’t recommend them enough. I love them and Audrey loves them too. We also love Tutu’s! I’ve been buying them for Audrey since she was born. They are so girly! We find all different kinds, especially on amazon. These here are SO SO SO cute! And they come in so many different colors. I want her to wear them as much as possible because I dread the day when she won’t want to anymore.

Elliot wasn’t very interested in our photo shoot. He mainly wanted play in the frozen jeep. But we did drag him into a few pictures and boy is he cute. You can’t even tell that he has gobs of jelly in his hair from lunch. Well I’m starting to feel the 2 Benadryls I took an hour ago so I better get going. Have a good day ya’ll!

XOXO

01.15.18

Meet Supermodel Tom LOL! + New Posting Schedule #OOTD

OUTFIT DETAILS

SHOES from Costco, similar here | SWEATER – Forever 21 but a simlar one here |  JEANS: Nico by Hudson | HANDBAG: Louis Vuitton Neverfull GM | EARRINGS: My fav to wear are studs! I have 3ct tw – here are cheaper dupes | MAKEUPMarc Jacobs Velvet Noir Major Volume Mascara – Highliner Gel Eye Crayons – Tom Ford Lipstick in Blush Nude –  Perfecting Stick Concealer by Shiseido – Laura Mercier Translucent Setting Powder –  Nars Laguna Bronzer –  Laura Geller in the color Honey Suckle

 

Haha Tom showed me his modeling skills today. He’s quite the natural. Am I the only one who wears my house slippers out of the house to run errands? I just can’t stop! They are so comfortable. I got these ones at Costco. They are so nice! You can buy a similar pair from Uggs  that is super comfy also. I always make sure to wash the bottoms of mine after I wear them out. I almost wish I had 2 pairs! I need one for errands and one for home. Maybe next winter I’ll pick up another pair in a different color.

My Sweater is one I bought a while back at Nordstrom. I found a similar one here. This sweater is knit and cream also, but it doesn’t have the lace hem. IT’S on SALE too! The lace hem doesn’t seem to be a thing this winter unfortunately. I wish it was because I love them! I think it helps make the chunky sweater more feminine. My jeans are my favorite designer jeans of ALL time! They are the ‘Nico’ by Hudson. I hope you don’t get tired off seeing these jeans because I wear them ALL THE TIME. I have more than one pair and I love love love them. I plan on getting another pair this year when they go on sale!

My handbag is the Louis Vuitton Neverfull GM. I had the MM size first but I grew out of it so I sold it. The Neverfull is my favorite LV bag. I use mine so much. Basically anytime I travel I use it. You can find pre-loved, authentic LV hanbags at The Real Real. I recommend this company if you want to consign or buy luxury items. They have a HUGE selection. I’m again wearing my favorite studs. Nordstrom has the best selection of CZ studs! Unlike a lot of CZ’s, these don’t get cloudy.

MAKEUP DETAILS

I’ve been digging the more natural look lately. I’ve been so tired from the Holidays that I just want to do the bare minimum to get ready. I’ve recently discovered the Marc Jacobs Velvet Noir Major Volume MascaraIT IS AMAZING! I’ve very pleased with it. I’ve been a Too Faced Better Than Sex mascara lover for a while not, but this year I’ve had it with the flaking. The last bottle I had flaked SO bad. It’s always been an issue but for some reason it go worse. I’ve also found my Holy Grail Eyeliner and it happens to be by Marc Jacobs too. I’ve just recently been trying their products and I’m impressed guys. The Highliner Gel Eye Crayons are FANTASTIC! They are the only pencils that don’t move on my water line. I’m amazed because I read the fantastic reviews but I didn’t believe them. Now I see for myself how amazing these pencils are. I also have some lip glosses I need to tell you about. You know what, I need to do a beauty favorites for you guys. In this picture I’m wearing my favorite Tom Ford Lipstick in Blush Nude. This nude is the perfect pink/nude color! It is a hefty price tag, but for this unique color it’s worth it. I have never been able to find a good dupe for this color. On the face I’m just wearing my HG Perfecting Stick Concealer by Shiseido. I set this with my Laura Mercier Translucent Setting PowderI added some color with my Nars Laguna Bronzer that I love! My blush is by Laura Geller in the color Honey Suckle. Laura Geller has some amazing blushes! I got this one years ago in a gift set and it’s still one of my favorites. I don’t understand why this brand doesn’t get more notice. I’ve loved everything I’ve used from her.

POSTING SCHEDULE

I’ve decided to set a weekly posting schedule so ya’ll know when new content will be up. Unless we are traveling, there will be new posts every Monday and Thursday. Some weeks there will be more than 2 posts, but at minimum it will be these two days. This way you know when to stop by and say hello!

XOXO

01.11.18

New Beauty Loves! Marc Jacobs Beauty Raves

 

At the Sephora VIB sale I bought a few Marc Jacobs beauty items. I went in to buy the Marc Jacobs Highliner Gel Eye CrayonI was looking for a good black eyeliner for my waterline. I have had bad luck with any pencil eyeliners for my water line. They all faded quickly or they bled into other areas. I eventually just stopped buying them because I thought they were all the same. Lately, I’ve been wanting a more natural look. I wear mascara and then line my upper water line, like the picture above. But I didn’t have a good liner for this so I went on the hunt. I searched Sephora and read a ton of reviews. All of them pointed to the MJ liners. I decided to give them a try and MY GOODNESS they are good. They are creamy and pigmented. I am seriously impressed. My HG eyeliner pencil for sure. I put it on in the morning and I don’t have to re-apply it. It also doesn’t transfer or bleed.

It doesn’t end there. Once I tried the pencil and loved it, I started getting curious about other MJ beauty items. While the VIB sale was still going I ran into Sephora to buy more items. I found two Marc Jacobs Beauty Enamored Hi-Shine Lip Lacquer Lipglosses. One in the color Moonglow and the other in Sugar SugarThese glosses are amazing! I have sensitive lips that peel with everything. That $54 Tom Ford lipstick…..yeah even with that sucker! These glosses don’t bother my lips at all though! I actually use them to moisturize my lips when they get dry. The Sugar Sugar color is a beautiful nude with little glitter specs. Moonglow is a very pale pinky nude. Between the 2, Sugar Sugar is more opaque. They are both beautiful and I can’t wait to try more colors. In the pictures above Moonglow is on the left and Sugar Sugar is on the right.

The last item I’ve tried by Marc Jacobs is the Velvet Noir Major Volume MascaraThis mascara is a good dupe for the Too Faced Better Than Sex mascara. I love BTS. It used to be my Holy Grail mascara, but lately it’s been flaking worse than usual. I don’t know if I got a bad tube or what, but it was irritating my eyes. That was enough for me to move on. I bought a sample size of the MJ and I’ve been very impressed. I love using it. It lengthens and adds volume to my already long lashes (Rodan and Fields Lash Boost!!!). Once my sample size is all gone I’ll be getting the full size for sure.

XOXO