Chic Week

Kicking off Chic Week at Neiman Marcus with this amazing statement sweater from Self Portrait. I felt this amazing piece really spoke for itself, and went with a classic pair of denim to even things out a bit. This sweater is one of those things where you really don't have to do much else, and you look perfectly put together.

You know I love my basics, but it's always nice to have those few pieces in your wardrobe that you can count on pulling out and having fun with. The navy color makes it more classic, and less of a trendy item. Speaking of navy, am I the only one that is in love with navy and black together? I think you'll see me wearing that combination a lot this season.

I've partnered with Neiman Marcus today to share that Cusp is having 25% off on so many designer items that will get you excited for Fall. If you're not familiar with Cusp, this is Neiman Marcus' curated collection of contemporary clothing, and accessories. 

For example, you can score my absolute favorite leopard boots on sale + many more amazing pieces! 

Thank you so much for stopping by, I'll see you guys next week! 

Thank you to Neiman Marcus for sponsoring this post. 

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Diaries Of A Stay At Home Mom : Vol 2

As I sit here woofing down my breakfast before my tiny tyrants steal it from me, I can't help but think my blog deserved a part 2 of my Diaries of a stay at home mom post. You see, I thoroughly enjoy having my own thing a part from being a mother. I love my job, and I love being creative. Fashion, makeup, styling different outfits, these are all things I enjoy and use to escape those crazy and damn hectic moments of motherhood. I don't want to lose myself again.

It took me 3 years to get my mojo back, and to feel myself again. During the past 3 years, I put my children before myself in an unhealthy way. I would eat at the end of the day after Chris got home, and instead take care of the kids. I wouldn't brush my teeth, get dressed, and even neglected my skincare routine that I so dearly cherish. My blog was always put on the back burner and I chose to create half ass content most of the time. I got lazy. Depressed. Anxious.

Every woman deals with motherhood differently. I wasn't one of the women that was able to be calm and nonchalant about everything. I was hardly able to relax, and on edge most of the time. I felt like a failure because I couldn't handle motherhood, my relationship with Chris, and work at the same time. Balance was not an easy thing. I think that also comes with new baby territory. It's new and scary.

Now, my kids play and get dirty everyday. We don't stress about keeping outfits perfect. We don't stress about precise nap and bedtimes. I'm a lot more go with the flow than I was in the beginning, and I'm learning to embrace the chaos. I've accepted that my house will only be perfectly clean and organized while my children are sleeping, and once their eyes pop open in the morning, disaster will strike again.

Life is too damn short to spend it trying and pretending to be perfect. I know these days won't last long, and I'll be home in a quiet, empty house while they are away at school. Kai won't swing from the dining room light fixture anymore, and he won't look up at me, say "mummy" in his sweet voice and kiss me on the lips when he's 13, and "too cool" for me. Madelyn already thinks she's a teenager, and has decided that I'm now "mom" and daddy is called by his name, "Chris".

In the grand scheme of things, this season of life is so short. The photos in todays post are from last weekend at Bedners Farm. It had been a while since we took them out and had a real family day. Typically, my entire weekend is spent working on the blog and doing things I couldn't do during the week, but I've finally gotten my shit together a bit and hopefully it sticks so we can do more weekends like this!

Me - Treasure & Bond plaid shirt (old) new version here, Lovers + Friends shorts, Kate Spade flats (30% off until 10/9/17!) , Eugenia Kim hat, Sezane handbag c/o 

Madelyn - Dress from Vanna and Liv c/o , Mini Melissa boots 

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Fall Favorites Under $100

Sharing some of my favorite finds all under $100, and many under $50. I just received this cozy, "grandpa" cardigan in the mail over the weekend, and I'm so in love. The material is crazy soft, and I love the slightly oversized style. Leopard has also been a huge style right now. I think bigger than it has ever been before, right? I feel like I'm seeing it literally everywhere this year, and it's obviously not a secret that I'm a huge fan. This cozy scarf is so perfect, and I can't freaking wait to wear all of this. SOON. Living in south FL during my favorite season is pretty challenging but dammit I'll turn my air down just to wear these until we go on our upcoming trips! 


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How To Style Velvet For A Classic Chic Look

Can this dress, and really entire look have a moment real quick? We know that velvet is big for Fall, and up until now, I haven't found many velvet pieces that I loved or wanted to invest in. 

In my opinion, go big or go home. If you're going to do velvet, do it in a fun way. It's already out of the norm to rock velvet, and something a bit more unexpected from the typical fabrics. Nothing groundbreaking, but definitely special. Instead of velvet pants, or maybe a velvet top, try something like this flared sleeve dress. There's isn't an extravagant print on it to date it or make it too loud, but the cut and fit make it feminine and stylish without having to do much else. 

I'm a huge fan of navy and black, so I decided it would really make this look classic with black accessories. Using my Stuart Weitzman thigh high boots in black along with my black hat makes for a cohesive and put together look.

I think this would make the perfect dress not only for Fall, but to style into Winter and definitely Holiday parties and New Years Eve. Ahh, so many ideas. Excited to get a lot of wear out of this one! 


Thank you to Bloomingdales for sponsoring this post. 

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Fall Statement

Ask, and you shall receive! You all asked for me to hunt down the best transitional piece for your Fall wardrobe.. and I present to you just that. It was love at first sight when I spotted this stunning floral wrap dress. The fabric makes it perfect to wear now, but the colors are going to bring you that comfort of Fall spirit you're looking for. 

Throw a suede moto jacket, or denim jacket over when we get closer to cooler temps, and then add booties or tall suede boots. Just thinking about that is seriously giving me life! So damn chic, I can't take it. ha ha! 


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Fall for the Best Sale

It comes as no surprise that Shobop is my tried and true online shopping destination. Best selection, easiest site to browse, free 2 day shipping and returns, and they always have a kick ass sale to get you ready for the new seasons. You can get 20% off your order under $500, and 25% off of $500 or more. The best part? All of the coveted brands and pieces are a part of it. Stuart Weitzman boots 25% off, my Self Portrait skirt 20% off.. the list goes on. 

When a sale is this good, I purchase the high quality pieces that I wouldn't normally be able to/ or want to purchase at full price. Think cozy cashmere like my all time favorite cashmere wrap, or the Tory Burch leopard boots you have seen me wear so much already. (I just ordered this scarf  and this sherpa coat for my upcoming trip!) You want to get items that you can feel confident mixing and matching with everything in your wardrobe. Elevated basics. Good quality pieces that you can re-wear every year. 

Pretty much every outfit I've recently worn and styled for Fall inspiration, is a part of this sale! 

I hope you all have a beautiful day, and thank you so much for stopping by! 
Love you guys! 

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