trending | tie front pants

February 20, 2018


The tie front is trending y’all. I’m seeing the cutest shorts and pants subbing in belts for a fun little front tie and I’m loving it! Admittedly a skeptic to this trend at first glance, I ordered a budget friendly pair to give it a whirl and I’m now wearing these guys on the reg. I’m eyeing this pair of shorts for spring too but waiting patiently (for now) for a sale!




Outfit details | Free People pants | Madewell top | Steve Madden booties similar here and here | Celine bag similar here and here | J. Crew earrings | Gucci sunglasses |



Inspiring Interiors | pink chairs

February 19, 2018

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As y’all may already know (especially if you follow me in Insta Stories!), we recently bought a house! I’m still kind of sitting here in disbelief as I type that last sentence. We’ve lived in our current home since Leighton was born–6 years and 3 kids in this house, so it’s really hard to image our lives anywhere but our tiny little 1950’s ranch.

Lately, I’ve been pouring most of my energy into kitchen and bathroom renovation and figuring out how to make this new house a home. I want this house to feel like us. But what does that even mean? I’m probably overanalyzing, but it’s pretty fun doing so because that means lots of investigative research–scouring Pinterest, Insta and magazines during any minute of downtime I get.

I’ve been screenshooting and pinning lots of blush pink and am going to make sure there is at least one pink chair in the new abode. Perhaps as a desk chair or maybe even dining chairs?! I realize purple is the Pantone color of the year, but I’m thinking I’ll stay loyal to tried and true soft blush pink. What do y’all think? What color in your house has been a staple for decor?


West Elm | $299


CB2 | $499


One Kings Lane | $476


Target | $94.99


Anthropologie | $448.00



Fashion, Sale

President’s Day Sale | L. Avenue picks

February 18, 2018

fullsizeoutput_25dbHey Hey it’s President’s Day! You know what that means…Sales, Sales, Sales. Check out our L. Avenue sale selections.

J. Crew  30% off with code SOGOOD

Saks Up to $700 gift card when purchase bags or shoes with code BagsShoes

Old Navy  35% off code ForAll

Madewell 20% off sale styles with code HappyDance

Vineyard Vines 30% off sale with code Enjoy30

Ann Taylor 40% off code GetMore

Banana Republic  40% off no code needed

Last Call Extra 10% off sale with code Extra10

Horchow 25% off

Wisteria 20% off with code Pres2018


Jonathon Adler 20% off



February 18, 2018


I snagged this A.L.C piece at the annual Tootsies-takes-off sale and I’m kind of in love with it. It’s a great top that can easily transition to spring with white skinnies, a sandal and a blush bag.

It’s actually a dress in real life but is a bit short on me, so I’ll likely wear it as a top. Could totally work as a dress for some though, depending on how tall you are or how short a length you’re willing to rock. My rule of thumb is, “How short will this be while holding a toddler (which often causes your top/dress to ride up!).” Regardless, I love this neutral gem.




Outfit details | A.L.C. top | Veronica Beard denim similar Under $100 here | Little Liffner bag similar here | Halogen slides (old) similar herehere, and here | J. Crew earrings similar here | Gucci sunglasses |

Coffee Talk, Featured, Friday Five, Lifestyle, Uncategorized

Friday Five | Acts of Kindness

February 16, 2018

tumblr_n0w9wgS5vs1s8u29to1_1280How are we already halfway through February? I’m grabbing sushi with girlfriends tonight and devoting tomorrow to honeymoon planning! Any recommendations for Italy and the coast of France are very welcome. Here are five reads for your weekend:




springy stripes

February 14, 2018

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I realize Feb. 14 may be jumping the gun on thinking spring. When my friend Morgan posted this dress on her website, Shopburu, I decided to make an exception and dive into spring at once. I love the bold stripe, this dress is boho meets flirty prepster and as soon as temps break 70 I’m rocking it on the reg. I think it could look super chic with slide loafers until sandal season is among us. I’m heading to Mexico in a few months and think it would also be a great beach cover-up that works from beach to dinner.

Check out some other new season favorites by A Piece Apart on Shopburu, including more of this fab stripe print!

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Outfit details | A Piece Apart dressmore sizes here, top here, pants here | Mansur Gavriel bag similar here and here | Aquazzura sandals similar here | Chloe sunglasses similar here and sale here

Photos by Traci Ling


OOTD | Denim skirt

February 14, 2018

Denim skirts have definitely made a comeback. They’ve been on the scene in previous seasons, but this is the first time Im seeing the trend everywhere and seeing different styles, cuts and wash. I think a denim skirt is an easy outfit for those Spring days ahead. It pairs perfectly with a sweater for those cool mornings and easily transitions to a tee shirt or button-down as it warms up. Really anything goes.


Outfit details |1 – Intermix sweater SALE | 2- 3×1 Hollow skirt | 3- J. Crew earrings | 4- Chloe bag | 5- Frye sneakers |

Fashion, Giveaway

Giveaway | Nordstrom $500 Gift Card

February 12, 2018

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bold monochromatic

February 11, 2018

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How was the weekend guys? Ours was pretty low key, which is exactly what I needed after a whirlwind week that included new house demo, putting the current casa up for sale (any takers?!), two sick kiddos and a trip to urgent care. We slept in until 7:30 am which was major and didn’t get out of pj’s until 4 pm today. It felt good.

I found this sweater a while back and have worn it a lot, mostly with denim. I love the size zip detail, it’s just a great piece. I wanted the matching skirt but it’s a big of a splurge so have been stalking it for when it does on sale and guess what, it’s 60% off! I love me some monochromatic dressing. I’ve worn this getup mostly with these slides but it’s fun with booties too!

Hope y’all have a happy Valentine’s Day week!

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Outfit details | Tibi sweater and here similar here | Tibi skirt | Steve Madden booties similar here and here | Chloe bag | sunglasses similar here |

Photos by Traci Ling

Coffee Talk, Featured, Friday Five, Gifts, Holiday

Friday Five | For Your Valentines

February 9, 2018
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My birthday is Valentine’s eve, so I’ve loved the holiday from a young age. I like that it falls midweek this year, giving all of us a reason to celebrate the things and people we love on a Wednesday. I’ve gathered five gift ideas for your loved one(s). It’s not too late!