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October 31, 2014

Fashion Friday: Fall Fun + Halloween OOTDs


Happy Friday!  I think it's safe to say we had some Fall fun yesterday...

Getting to ready to head to school, and prepping Effie for her Halloween Parade!
The prettiest little butterfly!!
Her Monarch Butterfly costume is now on sale.
 The boys had a blast playing in the leaves.  Enough that we came back here twice in one day.
Pretty much the extent of my picture chances with Logan.
 I asked him what he was doing, and he said "Taking a break."
 Don't worry, I let Vaughn get his big brother back!
After the parade, we met my mom and sister for lunch.  Both boys wanted to hold Gigi's hand.
 We had the best time at Wheeler's Fall Celebration.  Can you tell how excited Effie was?
For details on my outfit, check out yesterday's post, here.
Painted my nails Bobbing for Baubles, fitting for the holiday.

Can we talk about Lanier's pumpkin-carving skills?  The princesses are a little off, Lanier said they looked mean, but no complaints here.  The kids loved them!

My OOTD


My Halloween Fashionable "Bear Costume"

Vest (on sale) // Paige Skinny Jeans // Plaid Shirt (31% off today and shipped for free with code: CANDYPLS) // Ugg Boots (Aiming for comfort when trick-or-treating with the kids tonight, and it's supposed to get cold!)

EVERYTHING is so so cute!!  I want one of each, please!
I'll be back tomorrow to share my favorites!

J.Crew Factory Flash Sale today.  Enter code: CANDYPLS and receive 31% off your purchase.

J.Crew's 25% Off Sale ends at midnight!

Wheeler will be this blue fairy (currently on sale), Effie will be a Monarch butterfly (on sale), Logan should be a fireman and Vaughn unsure of yet.  For Logan, it honestly depends on what kind of mood he's in, and what he decides to choose for today.  I'll probably choose something out of our dress-up bins for Vaughn, depending on what the weather will be tonight.

I know it may seem a little crazy, but after Halloween I order a few costumes.  I save them and give them as Christmas and birthday gifts.  The girls can never have enough dress-ups and why not get them while they're on sale?  I'm planning on ordering this one for Effie, and giving it to her on her birthday.  And this one is really cute too.  Would make a sweet baby gift!

I hope y'all have a Happy Halloween and a wonderful weekend!
Stay safe!

Be sure and check out my Fall Favorites in my sidebar.
They were just updated today!


October 30, 2014

Thirsty Thursday: Melting Olaf + Piperlime Sale + OOTD + My Frye Paige Boots on Sale!


Found the glass at Marshall's.
 Okay, so how many of you have watched Frozen more times than you can count?  Don't get me wrong, I love the movie, but I think I've seriously watched it enough times that I can recite it word for word.  Enter Melting Olaf.  My friend Kristen found it here, and shared it with me earlier this week.  As soon as I saw it, I knew it had to be this week's Thirsty Thursday cocktail.  I tried a glass yesterday, and I must say, it's really tasty.
Anything with Elderflower is yummy in my book, but this one truly hits the spot.  Super smooth, with a subtle sour kick.

From Bon Appetit: "A clear cocktail for those parents who have seen Frozen exactly 14 times too many, and will get their fill of miniature Annas and Elsas come Halloween night."

Melting Olaf
(Makes 1 Serving.)

1 1/2oz Aquavit (My ABC store didn't carry it, so I got something similar - Luksusowa Potato Vodka.)
1oz St. Germain (Elderflower Liqueur)
1/2 Fresh Lemon Juice
Club Soda
Carrot

Combine aquavit, St. Germain and lemon juice in a cocktail shaker.
Fill shaker with ice and shake until outside of shaker is frosty, about 30 seconds.
Strain into a rocks glass filled with ice and top off with club soda.
Garnish with a carrot nose, er, stick.

Cheers!

I took Vaughn in for his 2-yr check-up yesterday.  31.2lbs!  He did so well, and barely cried.  Afterward, we had to make our regular stop at PetSmart to visit all the animals.  I think he'd be okay if I let him bring them all home with us.  He's obsessed!

After putting Wheeler to bed last night, she came running out about five minutes later.  "Mama, my tooth came out!  My tooth came out!"  This one is #2 for her.  She told me she wanted to put it in a ziploc bag again, so it wouldn't get lost under her pillow.  I told her to go hop in bed, and I'd find one and bring it in in just a sec.  Well, I went ahead and put her money in the ziploc bag, instead of her tooth and slid it under her pillow.  Kissed her goodnight, and that was it.  Probably the easiest tooth fairy gig to date.  Ha!

 Last night, Lanier was out of town, so I relaxed and watched some tv, painted my nails Essie's Bobbing for Baubles (appropriate for Halloween, right?) and wore these new heart pjs.  They are the softest, most comfortable heart pajamas.  And right now, they're currently 25% off with code: STYLETREAT.  I'm a 4/6 and got them in a Medium.  They're a little big, but I like my pajamas that way.  Plus, I can wash and dry them knowing they won't shrink too much.

Take an extra 25% off sale items at Piperlime with code: SHOPSALE.
Lots of Equipment blouses just went on sale, with an extra 25% off!  Hurry though, this sale ends at midnight!
**Click on images to shop or links below.**

This pretty Joie Leopard Dress and these Kate Spade Leopard Heels are also on sale, with an additional 25% off.

Shopbop just marked down a lot of items.  Like these Rag & Bone Newbury Booties were just marked down.  Love the color!

My OOTD
**Click on images to shop or links below.**
Plaid Top // Vest // Jeans // Necklace // Wrap Bracelet // Boots // Polish (Bobbing for Baubles)

If you're a longtime follower, you'll know that after a long search I found my perfect pair of riding boots last Fall, the Frye Paige Riding Boot.  I have worn them so much already, and guess what?  They're on sale!  I know it's early to start your holiday shopping, but if you've had them on your holiday wish list, now's the time to get them.  They were just recently marked down, so all sizes are currently in stock.  I have them in the Tan Antiqued Leather.
Paired here with these jeans, this top, this watch and this ring.
For sizing, they run big, so order at least a half-size down.  I'm an 8.5 and wear a 7.5 in them.  I'm 5'6" and they hit right below my knee.  One of the best parts about Fryes is that they last forever.  I remember last year, while I was on my search, a reader told me she still wore a pair of Fryes that her mother had worn when she was younger.  I think she said they were 17 years old.  That sold me!

To see more of my Fall Favorites, check them out here.

I hope y'all have a fabulous Thursday!  Effie has a Halloween Parade at school this morning and Wheeler has a Fall Celebration Party this afternoon.  Should be a fun day!

October 29, 2014

Wednesday Whereabouts: Vaughn's 2nd Birthday + More Farm Pics + An OOTD


My parents with little V
My mother-in-law (Grammy) with the birthday boy.
 My Top: Lilly Pulitzer Elsa (runs true to size, I'm a 4/6 and have it in a small).
 My sister with Effie.  Don't you love her ensemble?  Her dress is old from Old Navy, her leopard leggings are crewcuts (currently 25% off with code: STYLETREAT).
 Very proud of putting together her party favor.  A mini-Elsa puzzle.  Enough that when she finished it she said, "Mama, take a picture of it!"
 Found more pics of the kids at the pumpkin patch from a few weeks ago.
Can you tell how much Logan is into figuring out how things work, especially trucks, cars, trains and tractors?  Oh, and the fact that he HATES to have his picture taken!  Like screams bloody murder if you try.
Wheeler's Class Picture - First of all, she looks so old!  Second of all, she looks beautiful!  If you've been following me for awhile, you'll know that Wheeler went through a year (probably between the ages of 4 and 5) when she had the most awkward, forced smile.  We were afraid to say anything to her, for fear of making her self conscious.  Happy to say, she's lost it.

My OOTD

Marc by Marc Jacobs Mouse Flats (I'm an 8.5 and wear a 38.5 in these.) // J.Crew Toothpick Jeans in Miller Wash (on sale with an additional 30% with code: STYLETREAT, true to size) // Polka Dot Top (on sale for $27) // Vest // Sunglasses

I hope y'all have a wonderful Wednesday!