Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Leopard Ankle Boots

Do you guys ever become obsessed with something you want and spend a bunch of time trying to find the exact thing, size, color, price, etc. ? I do this ALL the time. I spend way too much time analyzing the item and trying to find the best price. The last few weeks I have done this with 2 things. Leopard ankle boots and wreaths. Random, I know. We are in the middle of a DIY project in our living room, which I will share later and I have been obsessing over wreaths and finding the right one for the windows. As for the leopard ankle boots, I have been looking all over for them trying to find the right style and price. I can't make a decision!

I posted a H&M pair a couple months ago and they sold out. I can't find them on ebay or poshmark either. These are the ones I really wanted! With a $50 price tag, they were the best find and I'm disappointed I didn't buy them when I could have. So I've moved on, and now I'm considering a few other pairs. I really want the calf hair texture, but that adds to the cost. Here are some of my options:

1. Old Navy $44.00 (but they always have sales) 2. H&M (sold out) 3. Rain boots! Zappos
4. Macys $139.00 $ 5. Macys $139.00 6. DSW & Nordstrom Rack $49.00 (why are their pictures different?)
7. Target (best price, but no calf hair) 8. Nordstrom $119.00  9. Sole Society $110.00

Help me decide! I have coupons for Nordstrom and DSW. I am leaning towards the block heel but don't want it to be too high. Part of me just wants to order the Target pair and be done, but I really want the calf hair! I'm between 5, 6, 7 and 8.

Outfit Inspiration

via Laura Godfrey - great IG to follow.  She wears lots of cute and affordable stuff. Currently wearing the Target boots.

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Color Crush

Some of my favorite colors for fall

Blush pink
Bomber jacket - Old Navy // Velvet top -Amazon // Pleated Skirt -Nordstrom
Mules- Steve Madden // Metallic boots- H&M
Backpack - ASOS // Sweater - Nordstrom // Shoes - Adidas

Jacket - H&M // Cardigan - Shoptiques // Dress - Old Navy
Ankle Boots - H&M // Mules - Sam Edelman //  Jeans - Gap
Clutch - BP Nordstrom

Jumpsuit - ASOS // Sweater H&M // Dress - Nordstrom
Bow Mules - Nordstrom // Dress - Nordstrom // Bag- Nordstrom

Trousers - Nordstrom // Skirt - Topshop // Ankle Boots - DSW
Sweater - J.Crew // Ankle Boots - DSW //Wrap dress-
Nail Polish Essie -Playing Koi

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Work, Special Occasion, Weekend

Looks for fall. Work, Special Occasion, and Weekend.
As you can tell, I'm really into the blushing pinks right now. Some other trends I really like are the menswear plaids for work, satin, and joggers (for work and play).

Jacket: Target
Blush joggers : Gap
Satin skirt: Nordstrom
Mustard sweater and jeans: H&M
Gucci fanny pack! (love it)
Pink Sweatshirt: J.Crew
Plaid boots: Jeffrey Campbell
Joggers and Shoes: Nike

Monday, August 28, 2017

Fall Fashion Inspiration

It seems like a lot of the same trends from last year will be just as in style this fall. Off the shoulder tops, sweaters with interesting details (criss-cross, cutouts, detail on sleeves), cropped pants and typical fall colors (olive, rust, mustard, greys) and newly trendy blush pinks. I always love leopard print as well for fall and winter.

Not clickable, but items from above.
Olive dress- Nordstrom
Rust one shoulder sweater - Forever 21
Mustard bow mule - Nordstrom
Leopard ankle boots - H&M
Leopard Dress - Old Navy
Striped ribbed sweater- Forever 21
Slouchy pink sweatshirt - J.Crew
Criss Cross sweater - Nordstrom
Pink mules - Rebecca Minkoff
Nike Cortez sneaker
OTS pink sweater - Forever 21
Grey bodysuit - J.Crew

Friday, August 11, 2017

Friday Favorites

Some of my favorites on my wish list this Friday (above)
I just got a light wash distressed jean jacket from TJ Maxx for $16.00! I'm super pumped about it. Olive green clutch is from Target. Isn't this Madewell pink bomber beautiful? I really like this off the shoulder top from J.Crew. If you zoom in you can tell it's a thicker fabric and the neckline looks like you won't be trying to keep it down all day. It's only $24! Chic gold mules from H&M would look great this fall with jeans or black pants for work. My coworker came to work in these boyfriend jeans from Nordstrom and I fell in love with them. They are super cute in person! I just got these pink Adidas shoes and they are incredibly comfortable. They run really big and wide. I even have wide feet. I've been eyeing this tie back top from J.Crew but can't decide which color I like most. Also, admittedly I kind of want a fanny pack. I know, so cheesy. But I feel like it's borderline trendy and if I'm being honest it would be SO convenient for mom life. I like the Herschel Supply ones. This style comes in 9 colors. My dad would be so proud. He just recently retired his fanny pack. Last but not least, this ASOS suede back pack is on my fall new bag wishlist. I love the color and the shape!
Happy Weekend!

Monday, August 7, 2017

Weekend Getaway - Louisville

Two years ago Dan and I spent the weekend in Louisville for a quick getaway to celebrate our anniversary. At the time Roman was just a baby and we didn't want to be too far from him. This year, we decided to go back to Louisville for a weekend over our 6th anniversary. We really love the restaurants and neighborhoods of Louisville! This time we stayed in an Airbnb in the NULU area, which has grown tremendously in the last 2 years!

Our Airbnb was awesome! We were able to walk everywhere and the condo was beautiful, clean, and decorated in with a bourbon theme. We basically ate and drank our way through the weekend plus a long walk down to the Water Front park and over the bridge to Jeffersonville, IN. It was so nice to getaway and we really enjoyed all the new places we tried in Louisville.

Our first stop was Royals Hot Chicken and it was delicious! I got mild and there's no way I could have gone hotter.

Next up was the Garage Bar. We had been to this bar the last time we were in Louisville and really liked the atmosphere.

We hit the Louisville Beer Store next for a drink on their patio. Dan loves the selection of beer and last time we bought a cooler to take beer home.

For dinner we went to the Butchertown Grocery. We had an amazing meal there! I couldn't take picture because the restaurant was so dark. We were so full, but they sent us home with little packages of brownies.

I wore this J.Crew dress and this vintage purse especially fitting for Louisville. Side note- my mom collects vintage purses and this one was either my grandmother's or my great aunt's, most likely worn to the Derby.

The next morning we went to Hi-Five Doughnuts. We liked what we got, but didn't realize until later that you can create your own donuts!

We walked from the NULU area to the Waterfront park and over the bridge to Jeffersonville, IN.

For lunch we ate at Taco Luchador. We both agreed this was maybe the best meal of the weekend. Our favorite taco was the Carnitas taco.

After lunch we went to  Holy Grale and sat outside for beers.

After beers we got cookies at Please and Thank You. They also have a great Thai Iced Coffee.

We had BBQ for dinner at Feast BBQ. We both really liked our meals and the atmosphere.
 We hit a few other places as well. We didn't love the Akasha brewery and Against the Grain was just ok. See, I told you we basically just ate and drank all weekend.

Monday, July 10, 2017

Sweet Summer '17

It's been a whirlwind of fun the last few weeks for us. We have packed in the activities and non stop fun! We had a great 4th of July celebrating with friends, eating and drinking all the fresh summer foods, hit Holiday World/Splashin Safari, visited my parents in Jasper, and are generally having the best summer ever!

Strawberry Moscow Mule (Muddle strawberries and mint, add vodka, ginger beer and squeeze of lime)

Cheese and meats from Garfield Park farmers market

4th of July party with my high school friends

Roman loved riding the paddle boat with the boys

 Great (exhausting) trip to Holiday World and Splashin Safari. Roman loved the kid's slides and pool.

Brunch at Milktooth

Roman caught a fish at the lake with my parents