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What I Wore- Feminine Kimono and Dark Denim

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Fringed floral kimono and dark denim

Fringed floral kimono and dark denim

Fringed floral kimono and dark denim


Fringed floral kimono and dark denim

I can't believe I'm saying this, but I'm sitting in a house in San Fransisco blogging in real time right now. After the craziest week of the year to date (10 year reunion and Fall product launch), I feel like the luckiest lady alive. Stitch Fix flew me out with five other gorgeous bloggers to have a mini vacation here in San Fransisco. We'll be touring HQ and I'm so so excited. I'll blog about it next week and I'm sure I'll have all kinds of fun to share.

Thank you so much for your support this week with our launch and putting up with my sporadic blogging lately! You are the best!



// Outfit Details //
Shirt- Men's Hanes
Kimono- Chic Wish c/o
Jeans- TJ Maxx (Lucky Brand)
Shoes- Thrifted


Introducing the Nickel & Suede Fall 2014 Collection

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Nickel & Suede Fall 2014 Collection- leather earrings, cuffs, and more!

Nickel & Suede Fall 2014 Collection- leather earrings, cuffs, and more!

Nickel & Suede Fall 2014 Collection- leather earrings, cuffs, and more!

Nickel & Suede Fall 2014 Collection- leather earrings, cuffs, and more!

Nickel & Suede Fall 2014 Collection- leather earrings, cuffs, and more!

It's finally here! The Nickel & Suede Fall 2014 Collection has arrived in the shop. I'm so proud of and excited about this collection of new accessories. This season we have added new products, new colors and even something for the men in your life!

Starting this month we are featuring an earring of the month that you can get at a special sale price all month long. We think you'll love this month's pick! Also we are excite to offer free shipping with any $50 purchase from now on. (The Etsy shop will be updated today as well!)

I've been blessed to not only work with my creative and talented husband on this set, but also amazing creative women. I hope you'll visit the site and see the beautiful photography by Sarah at One Sparrow Creative and graphic design talents of Rachael Adele.

Thank you for the support!!! I'm so excited for our release today!

**Be sure to follow on Instagram today to enter our best giveaway EVER!!

The Perfect Graphic Sweatshirt- Giveaway

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Graphic sweatshirt, black denim, fedora and boots

Graphic sweatshirt, black denim, fedora and boots

Graphic sweatshirt, black denim, fedora and boots

Well I'm in the home stretch friends. The high school reunion that I have been planning for months is happening tonight and tomorrow and then on Monday we launch Nickel & Suede Fall Collection.  And let me tell you- I am excited! I cannot wait to share our Fall line with you on Monday, including these amazing new vintage sweatshirts. I chose the most luxurious wide neck pull over sweatshirts that I could find and holy cow, they are comfy. This is the kind of comfy you will wish you had all. Winter. long. And you could win one today! I'm giving away one of these babies today on the blog and it's super easy to enter. You'll be glad you followed along on all of those social channels on Monday when the launch excitement starts! Wish me luck because it's a #nosleeptillTuesday kind of weekend.

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// Outfit Details //
Sweatshirt- Nickel & Suede (coming Monday)
Jeans- Stitch Fix
Boots- Thrifted (vintage)
Hat- Target

Fall Favs This Week

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If you follow me on Instagram- you know what this week holds for me. I'm a little stretched thin- so today I've just got a quick round up of favorite Fall items that I've either recently purchased or have on my wish list. These are all updated basics that I know you'll get a lot of use of out this Fall- especially those black sneakers and that denim shirt!

I've got a great giveaway for you tomorrow to help celebrate the launch of our new product line on Monday- that is if I survive until then! Wish me luck!



e.l.f. Beauty- September Beauty Product Review

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I was gifted product for the post- but all opinions, good and bad, are my own!

Which e.l.f. products to buy- a review of elf and their affordable beauty products

Which e.l.f. products to buy- a review of elf and their affordable beauty products


You all know I love drug store beauty products- especially the prices! There are some items in my makeup bag that are definitely worth the splurge, but for the most part I find that some of the most inexpensive items are my go-to products.

I have tried a lot of different brands, but one that I always want to try, but haven't, is e.l.f. Their prices are so low that I am usually pretty skeptical of their quality. It would be too good to be true if their $1 eyebrow brush worked just as well as my $12 one- right?!? Well this week I tried out several of their products and I'm happy to report that I found a few that I love. They are the right price and they work!



Which e.l.f. products to buy- a review of elf and their affordable beauty products
My favorite products that I used are ones that you can see in this everyday make up look. I loved the Super Glossy Lip Shine in Pink Kiss. It wasn't too sticky and I love the color. The other e.l.f. products that I used for this look are the Custom Compact with the colors Pink Ice, Taupe, Sage and Dusk. As long as I used the eye shadows with a primer-they did a great job staying on.

Which e.l.f. products to buy- a review of elf and their affordable beauty products

Which e.l.f. products to buy- a review of elf and their affordable beauty products

Which e.l.f. products to buy- a review of elf and their affordable beauty products

The other products that I loved really surprised me! I loved the Vanilla and Coconut Lotion Wipes- they definitely moisturized and they smell amazing! I've never used wipes like those before so they were fun to discover. I could see carrying them in my bag on a trip and using them all winter when my face just needs some moisture!
Which e.l.f. products to buy- a review of elf and their affordable beauty products



But my favorite product of all ended up being the Eye Refresh. I'm sure there are more expensive versions of this out there- but I can tell you that this $3 version works. It almost immediately diminished my dark circle and any puffiness around my eyes. It is amazing. I use it daily now and it definitely makes me feel more human when I am in a pre-make up state. 

Which e.l.f. products to buy- a review of elf and their affordable beauty products

All in all I was pretty happy with what I found with e.l.f. You get more than what you pay for in certain items and in others they will definitely just work in a pinch. If anything, this is a makeup that you can easily experiment with. After all- almost everything is a dollar! You can find e.l.f products at most Targets and some Walgreens or on their website (which is where I've linked to above).

Do you have a favorite e.l.f. product? Which ones should I try next?


What I Wore- Cobalt for Fall

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Cobalt blue paired with gray denim, brown ankle boots and a black fringe bag

Cobalt blue paired with gray denim, brown ankle boots and a black fringe bag

Cobalt blue paired with gray denim, brown ankle boots and a black fringe bag

Cobalt blue paired with gray denim, brown ankle boots and a black fringe bag

So many of Pantone's trending colors this Fall are out of the box for this season. There are a lot of brights and pastels- including cobalt blue. I personally love traditional Fall colors so I wasn't really excited about this palette initially, but I think I'm warming up to it and it will work its way into my wardrobe.

The easiest way to wear these bright colors is to actually pair them with a typical Fall color palette. This cobalt blue was actually really easy for me to wear when I paired it with gray denim, cognac boots and a black fringe bag. I think it would also look great with a burnt orange, olive green, or chocolate brown. Bring some of the bright colors in your wardrobe into Fall by pairing them with Fall colors and muted neutrals.

What do you think of Pantone's Fall color forecast? Too fashion forward (and weird!) or just right?



// Outfit Details //
Shirt- Stitch Fix
Jeans- Thrifted (GAP)
Shoes- Old Navy
Bag- Chic Wish c/o
Earrings, Cuff- Nickel & Suede


How I Wear My Short Hair to Work Out (or Not)

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Easy and simple work out look from ONE little MOMMA

How to wear your short hair while working out

How to wear your short hair while working out

How to wear your short hair while working out

I remember the days when I thought I would always work out. Soren and I would wake up early and run to the gym together to work out back when we were first married. We always wondered "Who wouldn't make time for that?" After I had Easton still did pretty good at exercising and I wrote a blog post on our family blog that was total soap box about how I would always make time to exercise and take care of myself as a mom. Why didn't everyone? Well, I was crazy and that blog post was pretty offensive and looking back I'm not surprised that I even lost a few friends over it.

I'm eating my words now. I NEVER have time to exercise anymore. A few of you have asked how or what I do for exercise and I don't have a good answer for you. I try to walk around the block sometimes and I randomly do squats or calf raises, but I don't make time for anything consistent right now. And the reality is there is no time. The stress of having a business and three small kids curbs my appetite and I rarely sit down for a meal. That and good genetics is all I can say for my figure. This is just that time of life.

As far as what I wear to work out? This is about it. Nothing too fancy or exciting. I love Nike and Reebok running tees and their running tight capris. I usually just wear solids, but if I worked out more I'd for sure make an excuse to grab some of the cute patterned leggings that are so popular right now.

The one thing that is a necessity is a headband. With my hair so short, I need a headband to keep the shortest pieces out of my face. A few of you have also asked how I do my hair to work out and this is it. I throw on a stretchy headband and tease the top a bit for volume. Then, if I can, I put some into a tiny ponytail and then I use bobby pins to keep the rest back. It works!

How do you make time for a workout? Do you?

PS- Yes I draw my eyebrows on and put on concealer to work out. Depending on how dark it is outside.


// Outfit Details //
Shirt- Reebok
Pants- Nike
Shoes- Mizuno
Headband- Handmade