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Everyday Style- November

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Graphic tee, cardigan, and camo pants
TEE- Mulberry Press Co. // CARDIGAN- Old Navy // PANTS- TJ Maxx // SHOES- GAP // EARRINGS- Nickel & Suede

Aztec cardigan, dark denim and tall boots
CARDIGAN- White Plum c/o // TEE- Nu-Mod // PANTS- GAP // BOOTS- Thrifted (Vintage) // EARRINGS- Nickel & Suede


graphic tee, cardigan, dark denim and moccasins
CARDIGAN- Old Navy // TEE- Idieh Design c/o // PANTS- GAP // Moccasins- Thrifted // EARRINGS- Nickel & Suede

graphic sweatshirt, leopard sweats, slip on sneakers
SWEATSHIRT- Nickel & Suede // TEE- Nu-Mod // PANTS- Target // SHOES- GAP // EARRINGS- Nickel & Suede

What a great day we are looking forward to! I feel like I'm catching up on life a little and man that feels good! We are almost totally caught up on orders- which have been the biggest blessing and most time consuming part of life lately. Almost all Christmas presents have been purchased. I cleaned our carpets this week and I finally broke down and hired some cleaning ladies. They came last week and it was such a HUGE blessing. We needed some serious deep cleaning help. You know I'm counting down the days until they come again.

Today we get to go watch Easton receive his first leadership award at school and attend his class holiday party- and then we get him home for Winter break for 2 weeks! And tonight---- is date night. Last week my Dad called Soren and said he could get discounted tickets to the Nutcracker and suggested surprising me with a date. Soren's response? "I don't think so- she has already been to the Nutcracker." WHAT?!? It's like he doesn't even know me. Thankfully he called and asked me, which ruined the surprise factor, but at least I got to say, "Heck yes I want to go!" He still doesn't understand and in his opinion once is enough- but we are still going- which is good enough for me.

Do you have plans for tonight? Do you enjoy the Nutcracker every year, once and a while or is once enough for you too?

What I Wore- A Little Sparkle

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Sparkle pocket tunic, dark denim and ankle boots

Sparkle pocket tunic, dark denim and ankle boots

Sparkle pocket tunic, dark denim and ankle boots
SHIRT- Nu-Mod // COAT- Chicwish c/o // JEANS- TJ Maxx // BOOTS- Old Navy // CUFF- Nickel & Suede // EARRINGS- Nickel & Suede

Today I'm feeling a little sleep deprived- which I'm finding deprives you of kind of everything.  Creativity, patience, energy, confidence, a working brain... you get the picture. There may be sparkle on my tee, but not necessarily in my eyes. We've been up until 1 am almost every night lately trying to keep orders shipping in real time. It feels good to be accomplishing that, but its definitely been a different kind of Christmas season this year...one I may not remember based on how few z's I'm getting...

What's keeping you up at night these days?

What I Wore- Statement Coat

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Plaid statement coat, dark denim, nude heels

Plaid statement coat, dark denim, nude heels

Plaid statement coat, dark denim, nude heels

Plaid statement coat, dark denim, nude heels

Plaid statement coat, dark denim, nude heels
COAT- Chicwish // JEANS- Lucky // SHOES- Old Navy // EARRINGS- Nickel & Suede
Photo Credit- One Sparrow Creative

If you follow along on Instagram- then you already know....I chopped my hair. I cut half my hair off and I haven't looked back. I'm playing with it this week and trying to figure out the right products and styling for such a short cut. Once I feel like I've figured it out I'll definitely share what I've learned here on the blog. Fresh tutorials coming up! And until then I've still got a few outfits to share from when my hair was longer.

I've had my eye on a plaid coat this year and fell in love when I saw this one from Chicwish. Target also has a similar one, but this specific coat has a much more glamorous cut. I love the statement that it makes and its worth wearing somewhere that you don't even need to take it off- like ice skating, window shopping or looking at Christmas lights. We are going to the Nutcracker this weekend and I think I may just put an outfit together that works perfectly with this beautiful statement coat. 

Until then we are back to work today. Just a reminder that today is the last day to order from Nickel & Suede for guaranteed Christmas delivery. Feel free to place a last minute order today and you'll have it in your hands by the end of the week! Have a great Monday!





What I Wore- I'm Ready for Snow

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SWEATER- Nu-Mod // TEE- Nu-Mod // JEANS- Stitch Fix // BOOTS- Kodiak  // EARRINGS- Nickel & Suede // RING- Wrenn Jewelry

I am not a Winter person. I can't stand snow- until this year. This year my husband- who is always trying to get me out in the snow- bought me the perfect snow boots. I can't wait to wear them and if your location gets full on blizzards like ours- cute Winter boots are a must. I plan to pair them with cozy sweaters, parkas and gloves and I know I won't feel like bringing a change of shoes with me wherever I go. Unfortunately- or fortunately- we haven't had snow where we are yet this year. But when we do- I'm ready!

You've probably noticed that I have been wearing a lot of items recently from a online boutique- Nu-Mod. One of my best friends Sandy started Nu-Mod last year as a fun, creative outlet with the intent of offering modest, unique, and awesome pieces for affordable prices. I love her stuff and frequently weigh in on what she should look for and stock in her boutique. It has been so fun to find pieces that we both love and kind of a dream come true to work with her on this venture. 

And not only does she rock at Nu-Mod and raising five awesome kids- she is a dream come true support for Nickel & Suede. From shipping to modeling for us, she does it all! This gal gives us hours of her time and we could not ship or create what we do without her! We just love her and I know you'll love following and grabbing some of the great items she stocks!

My Christmas Wishlist

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This year I had a hard time coming up with a list for Christmas! We've been so focused on shipping out Christmas gifts and making sure to get gifts for everyone on our list that I haven't had a lot of time to even think about it! These are a few things I pulled together for my Mom and Soren. At the top of my list is fun workout capris and some new higher end beauty products to try out- but you can't go wrong with red ankle boots or new sneakers.

Beauty Wishlist




For the Gym




Closet Fun




I'd love to hear what is on your list this year. Are you done with you shopping yet?

An Imperfectly Perfect Christmas and a $1000 Holiday Giveaway

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This month is flying by and it certainly feels like Christmas is around the corner. We got our tree up over Thanksgiving weekend and throughout the week afterwards we slowly got our decorations up. We don't have a lot and they aren't perfect but I love the cozy and warm feeling they bring as they light up the house. For the last few years we have cut down our own Christmas tree and this year was no exception. The selection of trees at our regular farm were all quite small this year, but I decided I don't mind. We have two kittens who are happy to play in our tree and baby who loves to throw ornaments, so things wouldn't stay perfect even if they started that way. 

The tree we chose is only 5 1/2 feet tall and its got some holes. Our ornaments are all different and we have a vintage tree skirt. Oh, and our star won't stay standing straight for anything. But really, it's all beautiful. I love the imperfect theme we have working for us because that is how we are living life. We are trying hard everyday to be better as people, a family and a business- but we aren't without our mistakes. Christmas will still come and we still have a beautiful life. 

Today I'm excited to share a very timely giveaway with ya. I am teaming up with some of my favorite blogging friends to bring you a fantastic holiday giveaway! I know our money is flying out the door this month with gifts and extra holiday expenses- so I am already excited (and jealous!) for the future winner of this $1000 prize. 


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What I Wore- Chevron and Stitch Fix

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Short, ombre bob

Chevron sweater, black denim and white cowgirl boots

Chevron sweater, black denim and white cowgirl boots

Chevron sweater, black denim and white cowgirl boots

Chevron sweater, black denim and white cowgirl boots
SWEATER- Stitch Fix // JEANS- Stitch Fix // BOOTS- Thrifted (Vintage) // EARRINGS- Nickel & Suede 

Back in September I had the amazing opportunity to visit Stitch Fix headquarters and although I don't post about every fix I get, I'm still going strong with them! I recently got my 8th fix and this sweater just knocked my socks off! I can't say enough good things about the people who work for Stitch Fix or the enjoyment that comes from getting my monthly fix. 

Since starting our business I shop in store almost never- and rely solely on what comes in the mail to get my clothing fix. Getting my box from Stitch Fix every month is literally like getting an amazing surprise present in the mail. I have my next shipment scheduled to arrive Christmas Eve and I told my hubby he can just wrap it up for me for Christmas. When I first signed up I felt bad sending items back- like I was giving my stylist a bad grade or something. But since then I have gotten better at communicating what I love or don't love about every piece and I make sure that I only buy something if it would have wow'd me off of the rack in the mall (Like this chevron sweater!). If you have been on the fence about trying it- give it to yourself as a gift this year. The only fee is an upfront $20 styling fee and you'll get that back when you purchase an item from your first fix. My subscription has been one of my favorite things I have done for myself this year and gotten me through many a rough day. You know- those long and rotten days are always better when a surprise comes in the mail.

I do get a small commission when you sign up under me, but otherwise I'm not compensated at all by Stitch Fix. I just love the company and I know you will too! Have you tried your first fix?