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October 24, 2014

Fashion Friday: Tory Burch Private Sale + OOTD + Anthropologie Sale on Sale Finds

Tory Burch's Private Sale has started.  For this sale, you may notice that many of these pieces haven't been on the site lately.  She usually brings back products from previous seasons and marks them down a lot - kind of like a warehouse sale.  If you're headed anywhere tropical for the holidays, need any early Christmas gifts or are just shopping for yourself, these are great prices on beautiful Tory pieces.  Look carefully at my favorites, some may look like regular totes/bags, but they're in fact fun items, like the soft Nylon Camera Bag or check out the cute Dog Carrier.
**Click on images to shop or links below.**
Kendall Stripe Green Top ($225, $59) // Navy Print Sleeveless Top ($195, $69) // Red Floral Mini Dress ($325, $119) // Red Tory Tunic ($295, $89) // Bombe Reva Clutch ($350, $199) // Robinson Middy Satchel ($495, $346.50) // Dog Carrier ($395, $199) // Bombe Burch Red Tote ($450, $249) // Pink Messenger Bag ($365, $249) // Orange Fret Clutch ($435, $199) // Soft Nylon Camera Bag ($225, $99) // Margherita Cover-Up ($325, $99) // Navy/Clay Camera Bag ($525, $249) // Metallic Smartphone Wristlet ($155, $79)

I also really like this Pink Stripe Top ($150, $49).

Remember, if you use Paypal, you receive free 2-day shipping!

 My OOTD yesterday...J.Crew Polka Dot Top (runs big, size down, use code: TGIFALL and take 25% off) // J.Crew Jeans in Miller Wash (take an additional 30% off the sale price with code: TGIFALL, from $125 to only $63, true to size) // Tieks in Ballerina Pink // Michael Kors Blair Watch
My mom took the boys to visit my grandfather (her father) yesterday.  While I wished I could've been able to go, he lives an hour and a half away and we wouldn't have had time to visit and get back in time to get Effie from school by 1pm.  So she took the boys, and I ran some errands and got everything prepped for Vaughn's Birthday Party.  One stop I had to make was at Anthropologie.  I knew they were still having their Sale on Sale (use code: EXTRAEXTRA at check-out), so I wanted to check out the selection.  Plus, I wanted to see if they had the striped soft cardigan/blazer that I blogged about yesterday in the store.  They did!  It's the one I'm wearing above, the Tramore Blazer and I definitely left with it (from $88 to $38).  The Marit Dress I had in my cart yesterday, I'm glad I didn't order.  While I loved the fit, I definitely would've ordered the wrong size.  It runs really big, so if you order it make sure to size down.  Unfortunately, they didn't have an XS at the store or online.
I also left with this top.  The peplum was the perfect length and flare. I know I won't be able to wear it right now, but it was too pretty to pass up and I can't wait to wear it next Spring/Summer.  Currently only $38 right now, originally $88.
It was definitely perfect timing when I shopped at Anthro yesterday.  They were serving Apple Cider Mimosas from 11am-2pm for a styling event!  How cute is this table set-up?
Don't forget to use code: EXTRAEXTRA at check-out to take an additional 25% off sale items.

 We had the best time last night celebrating sweet Vaughn's 2nd Birthday!  I'll share more on next week's Wednesday Whereabouts.
They ended up messing up our cake order, they filed it under the wrong date so it wasn't ready.  So they gave us this one for free.  And I think it's just as cute!
This was just about as lucky as I could get of snapping a pic of him.  Always on the move, and HATES to have his picture taken!

I hope y'all have an awesome weekend!


October 23, 2014

Thirsty Thursday: Spiced Apple Cider Champagne Cocktail + Vaughn is 2 Today!

For this week's cocktail, I was on the hunt to find one that had champagne as a mixer.  Well, I found one, and I am so making these this weekend!

Spiced Apple Cider Champagne Cocktail
(serves 2found it here)

2oz Tennessee Cider (you can sub apple brandy)
2oz Fresh Apple Cider
3-4oz Chilled Champagne

Pour the Tennessee Cider into the bottom of each glass.
Add the champagne.
Top with a splash of the fresh apple cider.


My girlfriend and I have a running playdate every Wednesday.  It gives her daughter and Vaughn some time to hang out, while we catch up too.  Yesterday, I had to grab her up and get a photo!  Look at her sweet little bear vest from H&M.  It isn't available online, but here's a similar one.  Her little pink boots are pretty cute too!
Fringe Boots // Leggings (25% off with code: TGIFALL) // Striped Top (almost sold out, similar here) // Vest // Sunglasses (old, similar here)
Logan's teacher snapped these pics of him at school yesterday.  Loved seeing him at play!  It also makes me realize how much he is growing.  He looks so old in these photos!!

I purchased a dip-dyed stool last week during Serena & Lily's Friends & Family Sale.  It came in yesterday, and I LOVE it!  I was so thrilled with it that I went back to see if they had more in their Fall Sale going on right now.  They don't have the white ones on sale, but they have the citrine ones which I love just as much.  So I ordered one.  I also ordered these sheets, these bath mats and these pajamas for the girls.  Great stuff available during their sale right now!  Also shown: My Marc by Marc Jacobs Cat-Eye Sunglasses are being price-matched right now.  And my scarf is only $16.99 with free shipping!

Y'all, it's 41 degrees here this morning!  I guess that's a good excuse to throw on this new jacket!

Tory Burch's Private Sale started today!  Check it out here!

I know some of you have asked which tote this is.  Well, it's been sold out for awhile, but it's back and available during the Private Sale.  I know it won't last long, so if you want it, order it soon!

Lanier wore this same Jon-Jon when he was little.
Vaughn is turning 2 today!  Still can't believe it!  My baby.  Vaughn has the sweetest, kindest heart, although being the fourth he has learned to start fending for himself.  In the last few weeks, he's learned the word, "mine" which he says to Logan often, if Logan tries to take his toy he's playing with.  When he does get frustrated, it's usually because I can't understand what he's saying.  He loves to laugh.  His favorite thing to do is say "giggle" which means he wants you to tickle him.  Vaughn loves to run a little bit away from me and wait for me to say "Vaughn! Vaughn!" and then he laughs and comes running back.  He loves his trucks and trains as much as his brother.  Well, really he loves anything his brother does...except when he takes his toys.  Because the boys are only thirteen months apart, Vaughn and Logan are obviously very close.
Since Vaughn isn't in school yet, Logan is really his only playmate.  But I like it that way.  Logan teaches him a lot.  As for the girls, they love their brothers.  Because Vaughn is still so little, they love taking care of him.  If he's fussy, they're the ones trying to decipher what he wants.
Effie "pretends" to read to him.  He'll bring her books and she'll sit patiently and read them to him, sometimes even letting him sit in her lap.  Vaughn loves books.  If he could sit for the entire day and continue to give you books to read, he'd be the happiest baby.  His likeness toward toward animals is the cutest thing ever.  While he can't tell you a color or identify a letter of the alphabet, he can sure tell you every single animal, and what noise it makes.  If he sees a dog, a bird, even a squirrel, he wants to go and pet it.  None of my other children were ever this fond of animals like Vaughn is at this age.  At night, he sleeps with his stuffed animal dogs (about five of them) and he calls them his "dowgees."  Lanier always reads him a few stories.  He still lets me rock and sing to him at night, and I hope that never ever changes.  Before I put him in his crib he always pushes my nose and waits for me to say "Honk!" and then pats the side of my face and whispers "Gentle. Gentle" a thing we've done since he was little.  After kissing his sweet face about a thousand times and a million "I love you's", I put him in his crib for bed.
Vaughn loves his daddy.  Wants to follow him everywhere.  If he could ride with him in his pick-up truck all the time, he would.  Sometimes all he wants is his daddy.  It doesn't bother me in the least, because I want him to have that strong bond with him.
It's crazy to me to think that Vaughn is 2 now!  My babies are all growing up way too fast.  To think that I won't have a child where I'll have to refer to their age in months is kind of sad.  But I know that's life, and I'm cherishing every single stage.  I'm very thankful that Vaughn is home with me, so we can spend some time with just us together, while we can.  I know he needs to socialize more, but there's the 2's preschool next Fall for that.  He's learning to socialize having his siblings around him most of the time.  For now though, Vaughn, my fourth, my baby, who will always be my baby, is here with me.  One day I'll learn to share him, but right now while I have a choice, he's all mine.  And sweet Vaughn, the family can't wait to celebrate him all day today!

Happy Thursday, Y'all!

October 22, 2014

Wednesday Whereabouts + Sales Around

 How cute are Logan and Effie?
Vaughn isn't in school yet.  This was in the allergy doctor section, while we waited for them to call my name to get my allergy shots. // Ralph Lauren Sneakers (very similar here)
 Last Wednesday, it was Hat Day at Wheeler's school.  Yeehaw!  Before we left, she actually ended up choosing a soft bunny hat instead because this one was too itchy.
 My new J.Crew Factory goodies are wonderful!  The colorblock sweatshirt is super comfy and the necklace's quality is just as good as if I'd bought it at J.Crew.  Guess what?  Enter EXTRA25 at check-out and receive an extra 25% off everything at J.Crew Factory.  So my necklace is only $25 and it retails for $70.  My nail color for the week is Essie Plumberry.  For fit, I'm a 4/6 and got the sweatshirt in a medium, because I like mine a little roomy.
 Working. // Effie's Shoes // Socks // Sequin Heart Shirt (sold out, but I love this one and it's on sale with an additional 30% off with code TGIFALL)
 I ordered these canvases from Canvas Pop two weeks ago, and they arrived this past Friday.  Talk about quick service!  For details, they're 20x20 and 1" deep.  Their promise is that they'll print any image on canvas, whether it's from Facebook, iPhone, etc, regardless of the original image resolution.  What sold me was their 100% Love Guarantee, and it's guaranteed for life!  Maybe a Christmas gift idea?  Just a thought.  If you're interested in learning more, click here, and you'll receive $30 off your order.
 Love this little pumpkin Logan made last week at school!
 A fall view from our backyard.
Getting some shopping accomplished.  But first, Starbucks!
Logan's Camo Pants ($13 with an additional 30% with code: THIRTY) and Striped Shirt (25% off with code: TGIFALL)
Since the weather has started getting cooler, the girls have started layering up.  When they headed to the car, I had to snap a pic.  A beautiful, colorful explosion.
On Wheeler: Crewcuts Top (old, similar here) // Mini Boden Floral Skirt // Crewcuts Leopard Leggings (old, similar here and they have these too) // Socks // Morgan & Milo Shoes
On Effie: Crewcuts Top (on sale with an additional 30% off with code TGIFALL) // J.Crew Factory Heart Leggings (only $7.50 right now with code: EXTRA25) // Morgan & Milo Shoes // Vest (sold out, but I'm in love with this little Mini Boden one)

Old Navy: TODAY ONLY, take 30% off your purchase with code: THIRTY.

Anthropologie: Take an extra 25% off sale items with code: EXTRAEXTRA.  I've got this dress and this cardi in my cart right now.

J.Crew: 25% off all full-priced items. And an extra 30% off sale items. Use code: TGIFALL.  LOVE this shiny saddle vest and the color and style of this coat!

My Lidia Polo has been marked down to $57 at Tory Burch.

Piperlime: ENDS TODAY.  Take 20% off your purchase with code: ACTFAST.  This sleeveless top and this top are both in my cart.  May have to save the sleeveless one for the Spring, but it's so cute and such a great deal right now!  This leopard top would be perfect for right now.  Remember, even sale items, take an additional 25% off.

Serena & Lily: Fall Sale, for a limited time, items will go fast!

Today's high is only supposed to be 64, so I'm excited to pull my Minnetonkas out of my closet!  I'll probably be pairing with this top, vest (currently 25% off with code TGIFALL), and these leggings (currently 25% off with code TGIFALL).

The girls have pink ones too.  I just need to remember where I stored them from last year.
And right now, Nordstrom is price-matching so they're discounted.

I hope y'all have a wonderful Wednesday!