September 28, 2015

End of Summer Floral Print

I hope you had a great first weekend of fall! My husband and I took Harper on our first little family trip to Trader Joes and we went on a pumpkin extravaganza! I haven't been to TJ's since before I had the baby (over 4 months), which is a long time for me considering I used to go on a bi-monthly basis. Unfortunately the closest Trader Joes to our house is pretty far away, and with a baby it felt like quite the trek, but it was definitely worth it! If you aren't TJ's obsessed like I am I will just leave you with 3 words that may change your mind: PUMPKIN COOKIE BUTTER. Yeah, it's ridiculous. The weather here has still been pretty warm here lately, so I'm finding myself having to incorporate some fall pieces, like these teal jeans, with some of my favorite summer pieces like this floral print tank (which is perfect for you nursing mamas!) and embellished sandals that are on a super sale right now (I'm talking under $60 thanks to Amazon). This outfit is one that's on repeat for me and I have been wearing it at least once a week. I can see myself continuing to wear it as the temperature cools down with a blazer and a cute pair of booties. 

There is also still time to enter to win a gorgeous set of jewelry from Chloe + Isabel, so be sure to check out Friday's post for your chance to win.

LC Lauren Conrad Tank  (on sale for $20!)
Forever 21 Jeans (old, almost identical option here)
Loren Hope Sarra Cuff
Pendant Necklace via Rocksbox (use code LINDSAYBFF37 for your first month free)
Dune London Embellished Sandals (on super sale now under $60)
Target Crossbody (old, similar style here)

Linking Up With: Style Me WednesdayThursday Fashion FilesStyle SaturdayTrend Spin

September 25, 2015

TGIF and a Chloe + Isabel Jewelry Giveaway

TGIF! I hope you had are having a good week so far and are looking forward to the weekend as much as I am! I don't have a ton of plans for the weekend, but honestly those are usually my favorite types of weekends! Today I have teamed up with 3 other fabulous bloggers to bring you a giveaway for some beautiful Chloe + Isabel jewelry! Entering is simple - just follow the instructions in the Rafflecopter below. Good luck!

Laura of Have Need Want
Laura of Our Day Our Blog
Laura from Have Need Want
Lindsay of Middle of Somewhere
Lindsey of Peace Love Sequins
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September 23, 2015

The Best Fall Handbags

Can you believe it's already fall? I feel like I was just preparing for summer (and having a baby!) and now it's almost October. October is always one of my favorite months because it is my birthday month! As the seasons change, I am always looking for new accessories to introduce into my wardrobe. I love to re-wear a lot of my sweaters and boots from previous seasons, and I find that purchasing a new purse can totally change up an outfit. Last year I received a RM Medium MAB Tote for my birthday, which I have gotten so much use out of and is generally my go-to handbag. This year I am loving the bucket bag trend, and have found two options at different price points for you that I can't get enough of! I am also always a sucker for a cute crossbody bagWhat's on your fall handbag wishlist?

September 15, 2015

Jeans and a Tee + Confident Twosday Link Up

Today I am sharing a rare Tuesday post because I am co-hosting the Confident Twosday link up with the lovely Laura of I do deClaire. Be sure to scroll down to the bottom of the post to add a link from your favorite fashion or beauty post from the week that made you feel confident. I know that I always feel the most confident when I'm wearing denim. Jeans and a t-shirt is the ultimate classic combination in my book. I am so thankful that I have a job where I can wear casual outfits on a daily basis, however sometimes when the weekend arrives, I feel sick of wearing the same thing that I've worn all week. One of my favorite ways to dress up a weekend look is with eye-catching accessories, such as a statement necklace. I absolutely love this statement necklace that I received from the Happiness Boutique! If you haven't heard of the Happiness Boutique before, I would definitely recommend you do if you're looking for some new statement jewelry. They always offer free shipping, which is something I look for when ordering something online, as well as a customer reward program in which you can earn points toward free jewelry or clothing. What is your favorite piece from the Happiness Boutique?

Ray Ban Mirrored Aviators via Ditto (use code MIDDLEOFSOMEWHERE for your 1st month free)

I do deClaire (Bloglovin) | Middle of Somewhere (Bloglovin)

September 14, 2015

Fall Favorites & Nordstrom Giveaway!

Although I am not a big fan of the days getting shorter, I am loving the cooler mornings and evenings that we have been having in the 505 lately. I have even been able to wear a few cardigans lately and I can't wait to start wearing my boots again! Today I am sharing some of my current fall favorites/some ideas of what I would totally buy if I won a gift card to Nordstrom. Lucky for you, today you have the chance to win a $300 gift card! Be sure to scroll down to enter to win so you can buy some of the pieces that are on your fall wardrobe wishlist.

7. BP Long Textured Open Cardigan (on sale for under $30)


Happy Monday! A few of my blogger friends and I wanted to kick start your week by joining together to bring you an amazing giveaway - a $300 Nordstrom giftcard! Are you the one lucky reader? Simply enter via the Rafflecopter widget below! Prize: $300 Nordstrom gift card   
  Giveaway open: Monday, September 14 at 12AM PST - Monday, September 21 at 11:59PM PST   Winner announced: Thursday, September 24 
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September 7, 2015

Making It Work

Happy Labor Day! I'm hoping you are enjoying a nice long weekend! Am I the only one who thinks weekends should always be three days instead of two? I doubt it! Today I am sharing a total Tim Gunn "make it work" moment. Let's face it... we've all been there. You find something online that you absolutely love and decide to order it. If you're like me, you probably look at the sizing chart and measure yourself and think "yeah, a size ___will totally work!" You wait a week or two for your order to arrive and are so excited when it finally shows up. You pull your item out of the packaging, take a good look at it, and say to yourself, "This size looks perfect!" Then you get a rude awakening when you actually try on said item and it doesn't fit the way you hoped it would. That is exactly what happened with this embroidered "dress" from SheIn. I had a feeling that it may fit me more like a tunic, but it wound up being even shorter than I anticipated and I wound up having to wear it as a blouse. I recently posted another outfit with a cute tassel dress, also from SheIn, which wound up working better as a tunic for me. I think it's safe to say that if you are over about 5'7" (I am 5'10" for reference), SheIn dresses will probably not be quite long enough to wear as an actual dress, even if you size up. You may also run into some trouble if you have wider hips like I do! Even though this piece certainly did not fit me as a dress, I loved it too much to not make it work. It's always such a bummer when things don't fit the way you think they will, but there are always ways to mix things up to work for you! Have you ever had a "make it work" moment?

White Embroidered Dress/Tunic c/o SheIn (less than $23!)
Old Navy Skinny Jeans (on sale for $25)
Target Hat (no longer online, similar here from Forever 21)
Target Crossbody (old, love this version with buckle details)

September 5, 2015

The Best Labor Day Sales

I hope you are enjoying your holiday weekend! I wanted to pop in to let you know some of the best online sales that are going on this weekend. I feel like Labor Day sales are usually the last set of great sales to shop before the holiday season begins. It's the perfect time to begin your fall shopping if you haven't already. I have listed my favorites below - happy shopping!

Baublebar: 50-60% off select styles

Gap: Up to 40% off everything

JCrew Factory: 50% off everything! (ends 09/07)

JCrew : 30% off your order of $125 or more with the code GETSHOPPING (ends 09/09)

Loft: 30% off new fall arrivals, plus an extra 50% off summer sale items

Madewell: 30% off fall essentials, plus an extra 30% off all sale items with code YESANDYES

Nordstrom: Up to 40% off end of summer clearance sale for the whole family (ends 09/13)

Old Navy: Up to 60% off everything, plus an additional 15% off with code DAYOFF (ends 09/07)

Target: 25% off all clothing, accessories, and shoes, plus an extra 10% off with code LABORDAY