There's nothing more Christmas-y than a tree lot. With just the right lighting, they can be downright magical...especially when you have them all to yourself. I told you I've been stealing little holiday moments all to myself! You'd be amazed what 15 minutes of sniffing Fraser Firs does for your stress levels.
I've been straying from the typical weather conversation but holy crap it's been unseasonably warm. Let these pictures be a testament to that!
This meeting look is my latest obsession. No thought required. I'm loving this Ellie Kai Herringbone blouse for it's versatility. On Sunday I wore it to brunch with a pair of bell bottom denim. A little tuck at the waist for definition and you've got instant chic!
The Ellie Kay Classic skirt is a must, too. It sits perfectly on the hips and is customizable! I chose it in grey with a bright, coral zipper for added pop. I love that unexpected detail bringing winter drab to fab!
I grabbed my softest pink, boucle topcoat and a pair of metallic heels - and it's out the door!
Be sure to check out Ellie Kai - you're the designer. Choose your style, next your fabric of choice and order your design. Your order will arrive at your door in three weeks designed and made for you. How cool is that? (I always wanted to be a fashion designer!)
The black and white phase continues. It's just SO easy to get dressed. I know you all discovered this before me so please forgive. This was yesterday's shoot outfit for a day of schlepping without sacrificing chic.
Monday...we meet again! Hi friends! Back at it again after a busy weekend. I think we are all feeling the same, right? It was full but it was so great. Mom + Dad got a little date night fun in and we pretty much laid around all Sunday. Okay, that was me. I laid around all Saturday. #truth
When you look at me, you probably thing "DANGER." I know. I totally get it. Suburban mom in black. Watch out!
In all honesty, I love an all black ensembles. It's the young girl longing to be a New Yorker in me that never quite dissolved. Coulda, shoulda, woulda right? It's cool.
Greetings! Long time no write or at least it feels like it. Are you guys entering Thanksgiving mode? I feel like we just stored all the pumpkin goodies and I am already seeing Christmas commercials. Heaven help me!
This is a Friday dress. No muss, no fuss. And velvet is right on trend at the moment. Who knew?
No, I actually totally knew and have been hesitant to jump back onto the velvet train, however, when I saw this dress - it was a non-starter.
Attending a college football game 17 years after the fact is a completely different experience. Dare I say - I felt old but I was really glad to be through all the trials and tribulations of my 20's.
My husband and I attended the Iowa/Northwestern game with friends this past weekend and I joked that this was my tailgating attire. It may not have been school gear but I did represent in t-shirt colors!
There's something about a crisp, cold morning that I really love. I think it makes coffee taste that much better. Just a theory I have. By noon, the sun has burned off and what you get is the perfect Fall day that does not necessitate a jacket. My favorite!
I am mourning the loss of another weekend. I feel like October is flying by so quickly. It's insane. From here on out we are going to try and cram as much pumpkin into our schedule as possible. I will admit...the weather has been hovering at this perfect 70ish mark which makes outfit prepping kinda fun still. Not quite in layers but chilly at night.
I'm still feeling the black but this time with a pop of PINK! My all time favorite color. My girls ask me weekly what my favorite color is and every week I tell them the same response - PINK, ALWAYS PINK! They must be really bored with dear old mom.
It's been a dark week already. Hard to lift the cobwebs. I'm on a mission to find some goodness in this world. Luckily that commodity is free with the assistance of two little girls. The best things in life ARE free, indeed.