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Friday, December 25, 2015

Merry Christmas!






I have a quick minute while my husband and son are napping so I wanted to wish you all a very Merry Christmas! I also wanted to share my Christmas Eve outfit. I have seen other bloggers showcasing really cute outfits from White Plum so I ordered a few items for the holiday season, including this festive dress. I love the ruffle sleeve detail and the easy shape. I paired it with my well-loved Stella and Dot Trinity Necklace and black tights and boots. It is the warmest Christmas I can remember, over 70 degrees in Philadelphia!

Outfit Details: 
Dress: White Plum
Boots: NYC Boutique
Necklace: Stella & Dot Trinity Necklace (similar)

And because I have to share a picture of my cute little Santa baby!


Monday, December 14, 2015

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Monday, November 16, 2015

Fringed Waterfall Cardigan



I went with a base layer of all black under this cozy mixed pattern cardigan.  I love the fringe on this sweater.  It's the perfect topper for the in between type of weather that we have been having so much of lately.  I am loving the mild end to fall for sure!

Outfit Details:
Long Sleeve Tee:  J. Crew
Jeans:  DL1961 Emma Skinny Jean via Gilt
Cardigan:  United States Sweaters via Burlington Coat Factory (similar)
Shoes:  Boutique in NYC (similar)

And now a couple pictures from our trip to visit my sister Mary Beth and her husband J├╝rgen in California last week!


Hanging out in Old Sacramento!

Happy little Ethan hanging out on my back

Beautiful Lake Tahoe

Another gorgeous view in Lake Tahoe
These huge rocks at Speedboat Beach were so cool!  Thanks for showing us around MB!
We had such a great trip to California!
Linking up with More Pieces of Me & Sincerely Jenna Marie, Still Being Molly & Lipgloss & CrayonsClaire Justine OXOXFizz and Frosting, Style Elixir, and the Pleated Poppy.

Friday, October 30, 2015

My Review of Maple Holistics Hair and Skincare & How You Can Score Free Products Too!

Since Ethan was born, I have gotten more interested in doing things naturally or eating or using organic when possible.  So it was perfect timing that Maple Holistics reached out about a product review!  I selected the Sage Shampoo, Argan Oil Conditioner, and Dead Sea Mud Mask.  I also received the Pomegrenate lip balm.



I’ll start with the hair products.  I love the smell of both the Sage Shampoo and Agran Oil Conditioner.  I picked them because they are two of Maple Holistic’s bestsellers.  I see on their website that the Sage Shampoo is good for treating dandruff.  This isn’t a concern for me, but that’s a plus if that is something you like in a shampoo.  I love that the products are all natural and they make my hair feel nice and soft.  I have been using the shampoo and conditioner a few times a week for about two months now and I have been really enjoying them.   I like switching up my shampoo and conditioner so I have been switching off between my regular L’Oreal products and the Maple Holistic shampoo and conditioner.  I would definitely recommend them!  My favorite part is definitely the smell – it’s smells great while you are washing your hair and leaves your hair smelling nice too!

Next up, the Dead Sea Mud Mask!  



One of my favorite ways to relax is soaking in a warm bath.  I felt like I was having the full spa experience when I lit some candles and put on this mask.  It left my skin feeling really soft and smooth.  My skin has been really sensitive lately so I have been wary of using it too often, but it has made my skin feel nice when I have used it.

Lastly, the beeswax lip balm was a nice surprise!  I keep it on my dresser and put it on in the morning before I run out the door or at night before going to bed.  It is a great moisturizing lip balm.  I love the pomegranate smell and flavor and am interested in trying the other ones!



And now how you can get free products too!  Maple Holistics is offering one free full-size product if you write a review on Amazon.  See their webpage https://www.mapleholistics.com/free-products/ for more information. So you would need to purchase a product first and then you could select another product for free!  The cheapest product they have on Amazon is a 4 pack of the lip balm for $7.15, so that would be the easiest way to get your free product!  The rest of their products are in the $10-$20 range.  I think I may try the Dead Sea Salt Bath Soak next!

Monday, October 19, 2015

Stripes & Monogram

I was the Maid of Honor in my sister's wedding this past September and I am wearing three of the adorable gifts that she gave me! She ordered these pretty monogram bags for all of the bridesmaids off of Etsy. I love how it is small but holds so much. It is convenient because you can wear it as a clutch for a more formal event (like I did for a wedding last weekend) or as a crossbody purse as I am wearing it here. She also gave me the engraved necklace and pretty bracelet I am wearing here. The bracelet is engraved with "Always Near XO" and I always think of her when I wear it, even though I don't see her as much now that she lives in California. I can't wait to go visit her and her husband in a few weeks!

Outfit Details:
Jacket: Old Navy
Dress:  Old Navy
Necklace:  Stella & Dot
BraceletStella & Dot
Purse:  Etsy
Shoes:  Francesca's
Sunglasses:  TOMS

Monday, October 5, 2015

Sweater Weather


October started and fall really rolled in, so I wore this warm sweater coat my mother-in-law gave to me with a scarf and boots for my cousin's bridal shower today.  I used a black wrap dress and tights as my base layer and then brightened the look up with this lightweight scarf.  I'm always a little sad about the warm weather going away, but I do love fall fashion.  It's always fun pulling on the boots again!

 

Outfit Details:
Sweater:  Free People (similarsimilar)
Dress:  Old Navy
Tights:  Simply Vera Wang, Kohl's
Boots:  Tentazione from Keito in NYC, gift (similar, similar)
Scarf:  Gift brought back from India (similar)

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Swing Dress & Scarf


I picked up this cute swing dress earlier this summer from Old Navy.  I first wore it earlier this summer with wedges and a statement necklace.  (I didn't get a chance to snap pics the first time so this is the first time it is making it on the blog.)  The weather has been beautiful the past couple days, so this black dress worked great as a base layer for some layering.  I threw on this fun scarf and slub sweater with cute silver flats.  It was a fun weekday outfit! 


This little guy wanted to make an appearance!

 

Outfit Details: 
Dress: Old Navy (striped version on sale!, cute long sleeve version for fall)
Sweater: Loft (other colors on sale!similar)
Scarf: Cotton On (similar)
Shoes: Gift, NYC boutique Keito
Sunglasses: Tory Burch (similar)

Monday, August 24, 2015

Floral Milly for Kohl's


I wore this pretty floral dress to a friend's bridal shower yesterday.  The weather was beautiful this weekend.  Perfect for walking on the trail and spending time by the pool.  My sister Mary Beth's wedding is less than 2 weeks away now, so the excitement is about to start! It was nice to have a quiet weekend as we gear up for all of the fun.  I've been fighting off a cold all week and poor Ethan has a touch of it, too, so we definitely needed the extra rest.  

I found this Milly for Kohl's dress in the sale rack at my Kohl's a few weeks ago.  This was one of the dresses that I had my eye on when I first checked out the collection a couple months ago, but it sold out online before going on sale, so I really lucked out by finding it in the store!  I paired it with comfy black wedges and simple necklace layering.  This is actually the second time I wore this dress.  The first time was for Mary Beth's bridal shower last month...so it's basically my bridal shower dress!

I've really been enjoying the Designation collections at Kohl's.  The next one will be the Thakoon collection, which comes out September 10th.  I'll be sure to check it out and report back!  

 



Outfit Details:
Dress:  Milly for Kohl's Designation
Jewelry:  Stella & Dot
Shoes:  Seychelles via Burlington Coat Factory (similar, similar)

Friday, July 31, 2015

First DVF Wrap Dress

One of my New Year's resolutions for 2014 was to start to purchase more forever pieces.  One of the items on my wish list was a Diane Von Furstenberg wrap dress.  Wrap dresses work so well on different body types.  The shape is so flattering.  I saw this great printed DVF dress when I was shopping for outfits to wear back to work.  I scooped this wrap dress up at Nordstrom's a few weeks ago, just before the half yearly sale started.  I wore it to the Best of the Main Line party last week with my husband.  The party was a really fun date night!  We tried so many different bites of foods and mixed drinks or local wines/beers.  I felt really comfortable and chic in this wrap dress.  I went with nude laser cut sandals, classic pearl jewelry, and a bright clutch.  This dress would work easily any season.  Since it was a hot night, I bunched the sleeves up to a 3/4 sleeve length.  In the cooler months, it would be easy to layer.  I'd also throw a black cami underneath if I were going to wear it to work.  Since it's a wrap dress, I can just cinch it tighter as I finish losing the baby weight and my shape continues to change.  And at 40% off, it was definitely a good buy!



Outfit Details:
Jewelry:  Macy's
Clutch:  Michael Kors
Shoes:  Adrienne Vittadini (similar)


Thursday, July 23, 2015

Mint & Yellow for Summer


I saw this cute mint and yellow top as I was heading out the door at Kohl's earlier this summer, so I quick scooped it up. I paired it with my comfy boyfriend jeans here and my bright MK purse and lace up heels. I wore this outfit to a casual bar with my husband and friends for dinner and drinks! I'm also sharing a picture of Ethan at the end. I know I've been MIA during my maternity leave, but the little guy is keeping me busy! Hoping to start getting back into more of a rhythm soon, but I make no promises...I do have some cute work looks to share though, now that I've started going back into the office! By the way, Nordstrom's Anniversary Sale is happening right now - it's a great time to pick up some dresses for work or fun!

Outfit Details:
Top:  Kohl's
Purse:  Michael Kors
Heels:  Ivanka Trump Delfino Sandals (last year - similar, similar)


Ethan on the 4th of July!

Monday, June 29, 2015

Maxi Skirt


I never wore maxi skirts in the past, but I've really started liking them since the baby came.  I have three of them now!  They are as comfortable as sweatpants, but a lot chicer.  I like the print on this one and the blue, coral, and raspberry color scheme.  I also love that it has side slits.  It's a nice cool option for the summertime.  I went with a plain black tee on top and a long silver necklace and flats for a lunch date and run

Showing off one of the two amazing diaper bags I got at my baby shower.  I love this adorable Kate Spade one that my grandparents gave me!  It's a perfect size and has so many useful pockets.

Outfit Details:
Tee:  Forever 21 (similar)
Skirt:  Charlotte Russe (similar)
Necklace: Premier Designs (similar)
Sunglasses:  Tory Burch (similar)

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Easy Kimono


I wore this easy casual look down the shore. I picked up this lightweight kimono recently and it was the perfect weight for a nice beach evening. I went with a basic black tank and leggings underneath and wore a new pair of white sandals.  Perfect for a relaxing evening in!

 

Outfit Details:
Kimono Cardigan: Kohl's (similar)
Tank: Old Navy
Leggings:  Kohl's
Sandals:  Francesca's
Had to share a snap with little Ethan!  This was a few weeks ago so he is way bigger now!

Monday, June 1, 2015

Navy Stripes


This outfit is almost entirely Old Navy - all except the accessories. I've talked before about how much I like Old Navy for casual clothes. They have so many can't styles and you can't beat the price with the frequent sales they run. 

I wore this a few weeks ago for church and a relaxed BBQ at our house.  It's a simple outfit but feels put together with the bright purse and gold accents in the necklace and shoes.  I felt like me in it, which is really important in this postpartum phase.


Outfit Details:
Top:  Old Navy
Jacket:  Old Navy
Skirt:  Old Navy
Purse:  Michael Kors
Shoes:  Lilly Pulitzer (similar)
Necklace:  Stella & Dot