One Shirtdress, Two Ways

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dress // boots // tote (similar) // sunglasses

pantone-color, shirtdress

shirtdress // blouse  (my favorite button-up to date) // denim // booties (FYI- I scored these on major sale at Nordstrom Rack, they come and go, so check from time to time)

This shirtdress was love at first sight. The color, the versatility, the fit and the price made purchasing this dress a no-brainer. First, green is the Pantone color of the year. As a result, we will be seeing a lot more shades of green in clothes, shoes and decor this year. Continue Reading


Nordstrom Half-Yearly Sale


It’s the second most wonderful time of the year! The Nordstrom Half-Yearly sale is here! My favorite peep-toe booties are on sale as well as my favorite boyfriend jeans. I’m loving all the items below as well as so many more! Shop the sale directly here or click the images below to shop! Don’t wait too long, items will sell out quickly!




Have a Wonderful Holiday!

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What are your plans for the holiday weekend?  Garrett and I are starting the festivities Christmas Eve. We are heading to an annual Christmas Eve party with the in-laws and neighborhood friends. I’m looking forward to Christmas Day because my brother in-law, sister in-law and 7 month old niece will be joining us this year! It’s the first time we’ll be celebrating with a little one and it should be fun! That is, if Bruges doesn’t try to take her presents away! One of our Christmas traditions is staying cozy in our pajamas, eating cheese danishes while opening stockings. Do you have a Christmas or holiday tradition? Would love to hear in the comments below! If you find yourself with some down time, here are some things to check out…

This year at Garrett’s work party, we won a Google Home. For those of you who don’t know what it is, click here to learn more. We are loving it!

Which is why we also ordered an Amazon Echo Dot

This video shows both smart speakers having a conversation. And this one shows baby’s first words in a modern household. Makes for a good laugh!

Looking for some self-improvement inspiration? Subscribe to the podcast Last Cut Conversations and read more about Samantha and her story here.

For all my music loving friends: have you listened to the Song Exploder podcast? Garrett recently introduced it to me and it’s so fascinating! According to the site, “Song Exploder is a podcast where musicians take apart their songs, and piece by piece, tell the story of how they were made.” Listen here.

I’m bringing a cheese plate to our Christmas Eve party and have been scouring Pinterest for ideas. I’m loving this, this and this!

I love to bake and these biscuit cinnamon rolls always make an appearance in our house this time of year…

Looking for some home DIY and inspiration? I’m loving Kelly’s ideas over on Paper Meets Pearl.

Garrett and I usually go out to dinner to celebrate New Years Eve. This dress would make a great NYE outfit!

Here’s the complete Playing Dress Up All Day holiday gift guide if you need any last minute gift ideas!

Have a wonderful holiday, loves!






How to Create a Casual Outfit With a Bodysuit

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bodysuit // cardigan // denim // boots

Getting dressed quickly in the morning is always a must. With my commute, I don’t have time to lallygag in the mornings searching my closet for the perfect outfit.  I try to choose my outfits the night before and have everything ready to go. Now that I have rediscovered the bodysuit, putting together an outfit has never been easier. As I mention in this post, it’s the perfect layering piece and it’s super easy to plan an outfit around this one piece. Continue Reading


Holiday Style that Will Arrive by Christmas Eve

Every Christmas Eve, Garrett and I attend an annual Christmas Eve party. Neighborhood families from his childhood started this tradition years ago and it continues today. Over the years, it’s been fun watching it grow. Girlfriends and boyfriends turned into spouses. Now, there are little ones bringing even more joy to the celebrations.

Although I love the gift exchange and socializing, the best part is dressing up. Everyone dresses in holiday style. I’m still deciding what to wear this year and am loving all the holiday styles above. Which holiday style is your favorite? All of these pieces will arrive by Christmas Eve with no extra shipping charge! So, choose your holiday style look and order it now!

Nordstrom– order by noon ET on 12/22 to arrive by Christmas Eve

Anthropologie– order by 11:59pm ET today to arrive by Christmas Eve