December 27, 2017

New Year's Eve is one of my most favorite days... for DRESSING UP.  I am such a fan of all the sparkle, fringe and glam that NYE entails. A major downfall of celebrating in New England is the cold weather. A dress or skirt in the middle of single-digit temperatures is a bit of a scare. BUT, once inside... I'm always glad I made the choice for fashion over function. 

I'm still debating my plans for this NYE (4 days to decide). I have some big plans the two nights before that include going into the city, so pushing it for 3 nights is a real challenge for me! (GRANDMA!!!) 

There's so many post...

December 5, 2017

With 19 shopping days left until Christmas, I really need to start finalizing my gifts - especially for Dennis!  We're HOPING AND PRAYING that we'll be back in our house before Christmas... but no guarantee at this point.  Since this will be our first Christmas in the new house, it would be great to wake up on Christmas Day with our little family back together (including Karsen). 

BUT, someone told me yesterday that you can't stress and worry about things that are out of your control.  For now, I'm going to focus on work, shopping and bringing you all some great gift ideas for your fr...

November 27, 2017

Almost ALL of these dresses are currently marked down for Cyber Monday - which ends tonight at midnight.  I'll keep this short & sweet so you can get shopping & get saving.

November 26, 2017

Now that Thanksgiving is over, it's time to really spruce things up... IN YOUR HOME. I am 'that person' who can not decorate for Christmas until Thanksgiving is over.  Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays because it isn't a day about gifts and filled with all the stress that comes with shopping and wrapping.  Thanksgiving is a day about being thankful for all that you have - including friends and family - and spending a whole day devoted to being with, and appreciating, those individuals.  So yes, I think it's important to give Thanksgiving its day.

That said... bring on the Ch...

November 22, 2017

Today I stopped by LOFT to try on some things.  Right now, everything (full price) is 40% off - YOWSA! And sale items are an additional 50% off.

Here's a recap of what I bought:

Some of my favorites that I've been watching and might go back on Friday to buy:

 Enjoy Black Friday shopping.  What's on your list?

November 21, 2017

What's an outfit without the perfect accessories? AMIRIGHT? A simple necklace, the perfect clutch... these small details truly seal the deal on a look.  I've always been one to adopt a "less is more" approach when it comes to accessories.  Simple jewelry, one bright color to offset a black outfit, and even a printed shoe can transform a look from boring to chic.

With holiday parties kicking off next week, the month is going to be filled with "What do I wear?" and "Can I repeat this dress?"  The answer is clear: it's all in the accessories.  Mixing and matching jewelry, bags and statement p...

November 20, 2017

If someone told me this year was going to fly by as fast as it has, I probably wouldn't believe them. Yet, here we are on the Monday before Thanksgiving. Year after year, Thanksgiving continues to sneak up on me. As most of you already know, this year will be a tad bit different since I'm not currently living in my house because of renovations... AND Dennis and I are living in separate homes (both with our parents!) Living out of bags (legit: Nordstrom shopping bags ALL OVER THE PLACE) is not easy.  Luckily, my house is right down the street from my mom's so I can quickly swing by for whatever...

November 19, 2017

On the day of my nephew's 1st birthday, I thought it was only appropriate to dedicate this day to a toy-themed gift guide.  This lucky nugget will be getting double the toys between his birthday in November and celebrating Christmas in December.  Most of the toys that I've included below are for boys and girls between 2-4 years old.  

A lot of the toys that I've included are currently on sale at Target.  If they aren't now, I'm thinking they might be in a few days for Black Friday.  I know Hatchimals is really popular right now for kids and I'm SO obsessed with the little gu...

November 13, 2017

So...maybe I created this gift guide for myself?! With the renovations going on at my house right now, I've been shopping and browsing and buying and returning so many things.  At the same time, I've been thinking to myself, "This would be a great gift to bring to a party for the host!" That is what prompted me to create this gift guide.  THAT... and the fact that Joanna and Chip Gaines launched their Hearth & Hand line of home decor and seasonal items at Target.

One thing is true, I'm obsessed with faux fur throws. I have a never-ending collection that has accumulated over the years.  Thi...

November 9, 2017

Wow - I honestly can not believe the holidays are right around the corner.  I am so excited to kick off a gift guide series for y'all to share some fun ideas for shopping this season.  With all of the recent travel that I've done both in the US and to Europe, there were so many things that I wish I had or that I had to buy to prepare for my trips.  Everyone has a "jet setter" in their life... or we wish we were one, right? HA!

It's been said that the planning of a trip is more thrilling and exciting than the trip itself... which is kind of sad to think about.  I think the th...

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