Monday, October 20, 2014

Fall Decor : Pumpkins, Flowers and Baby Breath

There was this little, white shabby chic wooden wagon sitting in the entrance to my Hobby Lobby that I kept passing every time I went to the store.  I would think, "You sure are cute, but I don't really need a wagon and where would I keep you when I'm not using you anyway?"  But, I'm so glad I finally decided to bring him home.  It's been almost two years and he's been seen around our house at Valentine's Day and Easter, and now for the Fall decor on our front porch. 


It could be all the Fixer Upper I've been watching lately (don't you just love that show and those people?!), but I'm more and more drawn to rustic elements lately.  


For this little white wagon, I started by putting in a shoebox for height, then covering it with hay I had left over from previous Fall decorating escapades.  A daddy, mama and baby pumpkin came next along with a few faux apples to fill in the gaps.  Fresh flowers and sprigs of baby breath add life to the wagon.  Although our weather is cooling, we're still seeing highs in the 80s, so these flowers seem appropriate here. 


When I worked in a flower shop in high school, we kept single stem flowers alive in plastic test tubes filled with water and a rubber lid with a slit, so if you wanted to ensure your live flowers don't die, you could add those here and bury the tubes down into the hay.  Of course, faux flowers and baby breath would be cute too and hassle free. 



I brought my flowers and baby breath inside to keep them alive and love the natural look of using an old sun-dried tomato jar and vanilla jar as vases.  Again, the rustic influence is coming through in leaving the label on the jar.  



I love these Fall months! 

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Breast Cancer Awareness:  I'm proud to support breast cancer awareness this month. Many companies, including Skechers and Nordstrom, are donating to the cause as well.  You can show your support by visiting their sites and making a purchase that benefits the fight against breast cancer.  







Saturday, October 18, 2014

Lingerie for a Cause

Next Friday and Saturday (October 24 & 25), Nordstom is hosting the "We Love a Great Fit" event and will have bra fit specialists available in-store to help you and a friend find your perfect-fitting bra that will help you work a little magic under your clothes.  They also have a prosthesis program, which I can only imagine has helped so many women feel confident in their clothes.  

For every bra purchased, Nordstrom and that brand will donate $2 to the Young Survival Coalition, a global non-profit organization that offers support, resources and connections to young women who are battling breast cancer.  I'm proud to support such great causes and brands.  Here are some intimate brands who are participating in the donation efforts.  I scoured the selection online to bring you the best rated bras and the ones I thought you might most be interested in.  Happy Saturday friends! 


1 // Honeydew Intimates Scarlette This one is just so pretty and different! 

2 // Betsey Johnson Forever Perfect Underwire Demi (Who doesn't love leopard?! But is also comes in other colors.)

3 // Wacoal Red Carpet Convertible Strapless Bra (97 positive reviews, also in natural nude)

4 // Natori Understated T-Shirt Bra (146 positive reviews, also in black and cafe)


6 // Calvin Klein F2781 Soft Cup Countour Bra (86 positive reviews, also in black and French Roast)

7 // Wacoal 855170 Underwire Sports Bra (453 positive reviews)

8 // Natori Hidden Glamour Contour Underwire Bra (259 positive ratings)

9 //  Natori Feathers Underwire Bra (527 positive reviews, also in 5 other colors)

10 // Wacoal La Femme Molded Underwire Bra (222 positive reviews)

11 // Calvin Klein Naked Glamour Convertible Strapless Push-Up Bra (50 positive reviews, also in tan)




*I'm proud to partner with Nordstrom on this post and in the fight against breast cancer.

Friday, October 17, 2014

Weekend Steals & Deals + Outfit Ideas

This "short" week has seemed to drag on and on for me.  It took forever to recover from the marathon that is a girls' weekend in Vegas.  On Wednesday, after I dropped my son off at school, I came home and slept until 11am!  But, I feel so much better now.  Glad I'm ready for the weekend!  Thank you so much for taking my brief survey yesterday!  It's fun to get to hear from YOU for a change.  Now that I know how to formulate the poll, I'd love to get to ask more questions in the future.

I'm excited to share that Anthropologie is having an awesome sale right now.  Their clothing is usually so expensive, but they have great deals right now (30% off!) and especially on their booties, which are so very cool.  They have the coziest, softest shirts and sweaters on sale too.


1// Splendid Grammer Booties $110.60, $158
2 // Dolce Vita Conary Booties $70, $100
3 // Splendid Grammer Booties $110.60, $158
4 // Gaucho Booties $131.60, $188
5 // Antelope High Color Booties $138.60, $198
6 // Dolce Vita Katin Booties $98, $140
8 // Dolce Vita Katin Booties $98, $140

I've been thinking of changing up the Weekend Steals & Deals post by not only showing you one great sale item, but also demonstrating how you could incorporate that piece into your wardrobe for a complete look.  Let me know what you think!

First up is this Old Navy Vest that is a steal at $20, and also comes in white, army green and black and tall, petite, and regular sizes.  And Old Navy is celebrating their 20th birthday this weekend  with an extra 25% off your order.  :)  I remember when they first opened!  Do you?!


OUTFIT TRANSLATION

Old Navy Vest $20 + 20-30% off, $34.95 
1969 Always Skinny Jean $34.98 + 25% off, $69.95 (regular, tall, petite)
BP Stripe Shirt $16 (110 positive reviews)
 Converse Chuck Taylor Sneaker $44.95 (2 for $75)

I've featured these Enzo Angiolino boots before and I love them with a plaid shirt.


OUTFIT TRANSLATION

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Plaid Shirt $38 (also in grey, pink, and navy)
1969 Legging Jean $34.98 + 25% off, $69.95 (regular, tall, petite)
Michael Kors Watch $187.50, $250
Enzo Angiolini Eero Leather Boot $129.90, $199.90

Below, I've featured the camo pants, white tee, jacket and scarf previously, but never put them all together into one look.

OUTFIT TRANSLATION



Old Navy Women Striped Waffle Knit Tee $9, $12.50  I love this kind of shirt- want one of each!



weekend steals & deals 

ANN TAYLOR:  50% off Full Price tops, shoes, and accessories.  Use code STYLE50  FREE shipping on $175 or more & $8.95 flat rate shipping. 

ANTHROPOLOGIE:  30% off sale. 

BANANA REPUBLIC:  Up to $50 off select styles and redeem style noes, $20 for every $50 you spend.  FREE shipping and FREE returns on orders over $50.  

FOREVER 21:  Extra 30% off.  Use code TAKE30 

GAP:    20% off your purchase online only.  Use code HAPPY & up to 60% off Fall styles.  FREE shipping and FREE returns on orders over $50.

J. CREW30% off select sweaters and outerwear.  Use code SHOPFALL $5 flat-rate shipping and FREE shipping on orders of $150+

J. CREW FACTORY:  Extra 30% off clearance styles with code YAY30 & 40-50% off outerwear and cold-weather accessories (online only). $5 flat rate shipping and FREE shipping on orders over $100. 

*KATE SPADE:  Friends & Family sale. 30% off your entire purchase with code F14FFUS.  

LOFT:  40% off all sweaters and tops (excludes Lou & Grey items). Extra 40% off Sale Styles.

NORDSTROM:  Always FREE shipping & FREE returns.

OLD NAVY:  20th Birthday Sale! 25% off your order, use code TREAT and up to 50% off select styles. 

ZAPPOS:  Order before 1PM PST for FREE next business day shipping on all Clothing. 

And even band-aids are stylish now.  I received a package of the Isaac Mizrahi BAND-AID BRAND and they make your boo-boos look cool.  I know my son loves to wear his character band-aids, so why not wear fun ones for us too?!  They come in several designs- watercolor, hearts, stripes, camouflage and roses.  Cute!  You can pick them up at Walgreen's.

Tieks Ballet Flats (ballerina pink) in support of breast cancer awareness (Free Shipping on all orders)

have a great weekend!

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