So you want to spend your fall in the coziest way possible, decked out like a human teddy bear? Well lucky for you, teddy bear coats and jackets are right on trend, friend. I scooped this one up at Zara in NYC (why are the Zara stores in New York SO much better than the ones here?) and also just got this budget-friendly, under $35 version that’ll be hitting the blog soon. You can bet you won’t find anything cozier, and I’ve rounded up some of my favorite finds below.
Also noteworthy, Marc Fisher’s Friends & Family sale kicks off today, and it’s one you don’t want to miss. I’m ALL about their wedges and sandals in the summertime, and for fall, Marc Fisher booties are definitely some of my favorites. The pair I’m wearing above is perfect for this season’s western boot trend without going too yippee ki-yay. Plus, they’re crazy comfortable to me. I’ll definitely be packing these babies for this weekend’s wine tasting adventure.
And now I’ve got my eye on a few new styles. Whether you’re looking for booties, OTK boots, mules, or a pretty new heel, there’s a little something for everyone and I’m rounding up my favorites below. Just enter code FF18 at checkout to take 20% off anything you please. Happy shopping, friends.
Could it really be? Is that…Is that you, spring? This week we finally got a little taste of spring (or maybe even summer) weather, and it’s been so nice. We’ve had the windows open, got a weekend roadtrip planned, and my spring dresses are finally making an appearance in real life. (As opposed to just that blog life.)
Spring weather or not, it’ll be a while before it’s too hot here for bell sleeves, and I’m A-OK with that. The exaggerated sleeves on this dress make it just a little bit extra, and I love that it’s so lightweight and comfy…and under $100. I also love a good mustard and red color combo, and if you’ve had your eye on this Zac Zac Posen bag (last seen here), head over here to score it on sale.
And finally, if you’ve been looking to get your hands on a pair of Marc Fisher wedges, there’s a giveaway going on that you’ll probably want to enter. These wedges are definitely one of the most comfortable pairs I own. Seriously, there’s a reason you’ve seen every blogger and her mama wearing these or a similar style from the brand. Last weekend I wore them to brunch and ended up keeping them on all day. (And for the record, I do find this particular pair a smidge more comfortable than this pair from last year.)
So I’m super excited to team up with Marc Fisher to give one lucky winner a pair. Just head over to this Instagram post, make sure you’re following both brands, like the photo, and tag a couple of friends in the comments. I’m extending the giveaway through the weekend, so make sure you enter! Good luck, gals!
If there’s anything that couldn’t be more true in 2021, it’s that the fashion “rules” have gone out the window. After lots and lots of days spent in sweats last year, there’s no time like the present to wear what you want, when you want, how you want to. So JUST in case you’ve been listening to that whole “no white after Labor Day” thing, throw it out the window, girl. (Well, if that’s what you want to do.)
If you want to keep your white denim in rotation all winter long with chunky knits or leather jackets or denim button-downs, do it. If you want to carry that favorite white handbag all through the fall, who’s going to stop you? And if you want to rework a little white dress with a wool hat and suede booties, I’m 100% here for it. Cheers to mixing things up and making our own rules this year.
Happy Tuesday, friends! Hope everyone had a fab Labor Day weekend. This week is definitely going to be a warm one (by SoCal standards at least), but I’ve still got my mind on fall fashion. And today, I’m sharing a couple favorite faux leather finds for the season that won’t break the bank.
First, these shorts (above). I’ve had these faux leather shorts a couple of seasons now, and I’ve definitely gotten more than my fair share of wears out of them. (You can see them styled differently here and here.) They’re just easy, comfy, under $30, and can be dressed up or down – I’ll definitely be wearing them with favorite sneakers a little more this year. They’re also an easy piece when I want to dress for fall even though our weather isn’t quite there yet. (And bonus that some sizes are available with Prime shipping.)
The joggers below were a recent purchase this year, and honestly I feel like the quality is SO good for the price tag – $35. The fit is super flattering, but they run a little big so I’d definitely size down (I’m wearing a small for reference). These seem to be fleece-lined, so admittedly they are pretty warm but will be perfect with lightweight tops a month or so from now. I also think they’ll be so cute with a cropped sweater and these fur-lined mules…Just as soon as this heat wave passes 😉
Happy Thursday, friends! It’s been a while since I rounded up a whole bunch of recent looks, so today I’m doing just that. And while I didn’t actually plan it this way, pretty much everything in the post is super affordable. A couple of my standout faves? These ivory denim shorts that I wear a ton are currently marked down to $14. (I sized up.) This linen shirt from Amazon is so great over a swimsuit or paired with denim shorts, both below. I live in these $15 graphic tees, and this adorable romper is almost 60% off.
Happy Tuesday, friends! In case you haven’t heard on social media (over and over again), the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale kicked off for card-holders this week. (I’ve never been one to have a store credit card, but I did get the Nordstrom debit card years ago to shop the sale – it connects straight to my own bank debit card.) I personally can’t shop the sale until Friday, but I figured I would put together some faves ahead of time for all the gals that can shop the sale right now.
The sale certainly has mixed reviews these days (as opposed to the all-out bonanza that it used to be in the blogger world), and while I don’t think I’ll be buying much, I do think there are some really great finds. Above are some of the things I own and love from years past, and below are some of the pieces I’m digging this year.
Up at the top of my list? I usually snag a new set of these PJ’s every year, am loving these ivory slides, eyeing this perfume set (I already use the Santal 33 scent), and although I do not need another sweater that I’ll never wear in Southern California, this one is just so pretty. There are a couple of dresses I’m loving below, and I think these pants could be so pretty (although I haven’t seen them in person). Turns out maybe I’ve got a few more things in my shopping cart than I thought I would, imagine that, ha!
If you’re shopping the sale, then here’s hoping your faves don’t sell out before you snag ’em!
And just like that, it’s almost MAY. It sounds so crazy to even say it, and between trips to Florida and Hawaii and some time spent in Palm Springs, it’s been a while since I checked in here. So, HI! What a difference a year makes, and I can honestly say I’ve never been so excited for spring and summer to arrive. We celebrated Eric’s birthday over the weekend with a BBQ and some pickleball in the street, and somehow it felt like summer was already here. (And after last year, it sort of feels like we earned it.)
So today, I’m celebrating summer days to come with a whole big roundup of warm weather dresses that I’m loving. 18 of them, to be exact, and over half of them are under $40. Seriously, the amount of cute and affordable little dresses I’m finding this year… it’s starting to get…expensive, ha! Scroll down below to shop – here’s hoping you find something that puts you in a summertime mood. Happy Tuesday, Friends!
By now I’m sure we’ve all heard what the Gen Z crowd thinks of our “uncool” skinny jeans. And while I surely don’t place much importance on what the Gen Z’ers think of my tried and true skinnies, I’ll admit that after a year of stretch pants and too many days at home I’m just not grabbing for them like I used to.
The high rise somehow hits at just the right place for me every single time, and the denim itself is so comfy. And while I normally gravitate towards dark denim, I’m actually loving this light wash for spring. Pair them with a sweatshirt, a duster cardi, a spring sweater, or just a plain old tee – if you haven’t tried the “mom jean” trend yet, you may just be pleasantly surprised when you do.
When it comes to my wardrobe, I have to admit – when I love something, I love it hard. Gladiator sandals were in, I wore them to DEATH. Stretchy culottes of the 2000s? I had every color. Comfy, cozy loungewear and all the matching sets of 2020? You know I went all in, and I’m not ditching a single piece yet. (In fact I’m just doubling down and grabbing more sets and comfy basics for spring, #NoRegrets.)
And in addition to the loungewear love I’ve currently got a big ole thing for jumpsuits. (To be fair, I’ve kind of always got a thing for jumpsuits, but they’re currently in heavy rotation around here.) It started with the tailored, strong shoulder version above and pretty much took off from there. If you’re digging the look like I am, scroll around below for a few of my faves at a bunch of different price points, including two that are under $20.
Happy February, friends! Is that wild or what? I blinked and January was gone, but I did notice this week that the days seem to be getting a smidge longer, and I have to say, I am here for it. Maybe it’s because last spring was effectively cancelled by Covid, but I’ve never been so ready for the time change to happen. (Perhaps that’s why I’m pulling out the white jeans a tad early…)
Today I’m back with some of my recent fave finds from Amazon, and these might be some of my favorite ones yet. (Hello, Kindle Paperwhite.)
White skinny jeans that don’t suck – I could NOT tell you why I found myself perusing my arch nemesis – white denim, obviously – on the interwebs late at night last week, but somehow I found myself doing just that. I’ll go ahead and blame that dry January boredom and the fact that Amazon Prime gets me every time, but a few clicks later and I had three pairs headed to my doorstep. I don’t wanna talk about the other two pairs, but I was pretty shocked at how much I like the pair above. For under 50 bucks, I’m just as surprised as you are.
The tastiest cinnamon tea – Well since I mentioned dry January, I’ve got to let you guys know about the Bengal tea, a nice little nighttime replacement for that glass of wine. Eric and I have actually been big hot tea drinkers for a while, but this one is definitely our new favorite. My mother-in-law introduced us to this tea, and we were hooked from our first cup. So what’s a girl to do besides immediately ordering six boxes of it??
My Kindle Paperwhite – I’ve been an off and on reader for years now – a book here, a book there, three books back to back, and then a few months off – but after watching ALL the shows we could in 2020, I’ve been on a serious reading kick. I’m a hundred years late to the Kindle game, but a friend recently convinced me to get one, and I’m just so mad that I didn’t buy one sooner. I think my main concern was how reading on a Kindle might affect my eyes, but it’s 100% not the same as looking at a computer screen all day. I love how small and compact it is and especially love it for reading in bed at night. The screen is so crystal clear. Another bonus is that I don’t have to have a “next book” ready and on deck for when I finish one – I can just grab whatever I want to read next on the spot from the Amazon store. (A reader also just told me about the Overdrive App that allows you to use a library card to check out books to your Kindle – mind officially blown and will definitely be checking that out.). If you’ve been waiting to get one like me, now’s the perfect time because they’re currently on sale – $35 off.
Personalized nameplate necklace – I was HIGHLY skeptical when I ordered this necklace, but I was so pleasantly surprised when I received it. A custom, nameplate necklace that’s made of sterling silver and plated in 24k gold for under $20? It certainly sounds too good to be true. It feels a little lightweight for sure, but I’ve been wearing it a ton over the last three months and so far, so good. Can’t recommend this one enough for yourself or as a cute little gift for a gal in your life.
These super flattering joggers – I saw Beth from Seersucker + Saddles chatting up these joggers and decided to give them a try. I wasn’t sure about the fabric at first, but it actually grew on me really quickly. It’s sort of a silky, more workout material if that makes sense? I don’t know, just know that they’re super comfy and somehow very flattering – I put them on and felt instantly slimmer.
Affordable workout leggings – New year, new me, new workouts, right? Well for me, new workout goals and new workout gear go hand in hand, but I always get a little sticker shock when it comes to grabbing the new gear. Holy money bags, workout clothes can be SO expensive. While I do think some of the pricey pieces can be worth it (I gotta admit, I really freaking love these Alo leggings), I also am a sucker for a good deal. I’ve heard so many good things about these $25 Amazon leggings, and for the price, I have to say they really are great. I would probably pay much more for them – the fabric is really nice, and they stay put through workouts. I did order a return one of the lighter colors though because I found them to be pretty see-through, so I’d stick with black or the darker colors.
A pickleball net and paddle set – While we’re getting sporty and talking workout gear, let’s talk about our new favorite weekend game, pickleball. I feel like pickleball popped up everywhere during the shutdown and for good reason – it’s really fun. We had no idea how the game was even played, but we ordered the net and paddles, watched a Youtube video or two, and then used sidewalk chalk to draw out a court right in the street in front of our house. It’s basically like life-size table tennis, and it’s actually a pretty good workout. (This household admittedly had some very sore muscles the next morning.)