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January 24, 2015

Weekend Style: Valentine's Fun + Wall Art Faves + My Fave Blouse this Season + A Gap Sweater Coat, on Sale!

After yesterday's gift guide post, I was definitely on a Valentine's kick!  Thought all of these goodies would be fun to use over the next few weeks, leading up to Valentine's Day...and some could even be enjoyed year round.

**Click on images to shop or links below.**

I also love this little S'mores Kit, now on sale for $8.99, and this Heart Candy Dish .

I had no idea Nordstrom had such a wide selection of Wall Art (over 400 pieces).
Check them all out here.

I wore this Joie Blouse (available here, herehere and here) yet again this past Thursday night.  It really has been my go-to blouse this winter.  Here's another post from back in early November of me wearing it with my Rag & Bone Booties.  I plan on wearing it on into the Spring, as well.  Great for layering, not see-through and the length is perfect.  I'm a 4/6 and wear a Small in it.  Paired here with my Kendra Scott Rayne Necklace.  My Kate Spade iPhone Case has almost sold out everywhere, but still available here and here.

I absolutely love the colors and style of this Gap Sweater Coat.  Today only, take $50 off your purchase of $100+ with code: 24HR.  This would make this new arrival almost half off.

Happy Saturday!

January 23, 2015

Fashion Friday: Valentine's Day Gift Guide for the Pink Lover

Valentine's Day will be here before you know it!  Many of these items can be personalized too.  How much better does it get, for your significant other to gift you such a thoughtful gift?  If you want to gift something personalized, order soon, to allow time for it to arrive by Valentine's Day!  And of course, even if these may be gift ideas for others, you can always gift it to yourself.  We all deserve a little pink something every once in awhile, right?

**Click on images to shop or links below.**

Jo Malone Peony & Blush Suede Collection // Hayden Reis Large Stripe Beach Tote (personalize it) // Moon and Lola Monogrammed Studs // Tory Burch Perfume Set // Flowerbomb Perfume // Chanel Mademoiselle // Gigi New York Uber Clutch (personalize it) // Pink Umbrella // Swiss Army Knife // Kate Spade Pink Heart Watch // Tory Burch Smartphone Wristlet // Kendra Scott Rayne Necklace in Magenta // Tory Burch Heart Zip Key Fob // Moon and Lola Monogrammed Bangle // S'well Water Bottle // YSL Lip in Rose Asarine // Ray-Ban Aviators

Love how original this little heart pearl bracelet is.

Gigi New York has a big Winter Sale going on right now.  Their Teddie Totes are all 50% off!  They were $295, now $148.  Plus, many other styles are marked down, as well.

The weather this weekend is supposed to be dreary with lots of rain.  I'm sure we'll be spending most of it on the couch snuggled up with books and movies.  It's nice to have a quiet weekend every once in awhile, with nothing planned.  Loved all of your comments via the blog, Instagram and emails about my shopping post yesterday.  In case you missed it, check it out here.  I hope y'all have a great weekend!


January 22, 2015

Thirsty Thursday: Pomegranate-Champagne Punch + My Shopping Trip + Many Sales Ending Today!

With Valentine's coming up in less than a month, I thought I'd find a fun one to give you plenty of time to have it prepped for Valentine's Day!

Pomegranate-Champagne Punch
(found it here)

1 1/2 Cups Pomegranate Juice
1 Cup Pear Nectar
1/4 Cup Orange-Flavored Liqueur (such as Grand Marnier)
1 Bottle Champagne

In a large pitcher, combine pomegranate juice, pear nectar and orange-flavore liqueur.
Slowly add champagne.
Serve over ice.

Cook's Note
We used champagne in this punch, but other sparkling white wines, such as Prosecco, are equally festive and just as good.


Yesterday, I had Effie and Logan's yearly conferences at school.  Since the children aren't allowed to attend the conferences with me, my mom offered to take the three of them to visit her father (my grandfather).  One of my sisters also went with her.  Wheeler couldn't go, since she was in school.  I think it's safe to say they had a great time.  Thanks for the pics, MC!

While I was waiting to go into Effie's conference, some of the students' artwork was on the wall.  Some children wrote things about dreaming about puppies, others about rainbows, this is what Effie wrote...
Don't we all?  Love my girl so much!

When my conferences ended, I had some time to kill, so I decided to stop over at our mall.  Thought y'all might think this was fun, so I photographed pics along the way.  And y'all, this was a super big treat for me.  I was kidless and in no real rush!

My first stop when I get to the mall is always Nordstrom.  I especially wanted to check-out their latest sale that started yesterday.  Many items are now 50% off.  The girls have also started growing out of their socks, so I stocked up on their favorite tulip socks.  I also grabbed some of these athletic ones too, since they're on sale.
Michael Kors Bradshaw Watch // Stella & Dot Renegade Bracelet // Tory Burch Wrap Bracelet // Anthropologie Wrap Cardigan // Barrington Gifts Tote // Tory Burch Revas (this color is currently unavailable, have had them for a few years, but here's a similar hot pink pair) // AG Distressed Jeans (these are the exact ones)
After posting about this Anthropologie Highlands Coat on this post last week, I'd been wanting to go in and try it on.  After trying it on, I think it's safe to say it was everything I'd hoped it'd be.  Super comfy and not tight-fitting at all.  Love all of the different textures of it too.  It was $198, but I scored it yesterday for $59 during Anthro's Tag Sale!  Hurry though.  There are only a few sizes left, and today is the last day of Anthro's Tag Sale.  Make sure and check back in the mornings, they re-stock returned items overnight.  Enter code: EXTRAEXTRA at check-out to take an additional 40% off sale items.  For fit, it runs big.  I'm a 4/6 and am wearing a small.  And the Mint Blouse behind me is just as beautiful on as it is hanging.  It has the prettiest buttons down the back too.  For fit, it runs a little big.  If you're between sizes, definitely go up a size.
My OOTD:  Cardigan (for a looser fit like mine, order up a size) // Jeans // Tee // Flats (old, similar here) // Rings // Polish is Scarlett O'Hara
 I am obsessed with this Gap Blouse.  It is so soft and a great relaxed fit!  Like I love it so much, I think I'm going to order it in at least one other color.  Would be so easy to add a fun necklace to, as well.  Everything at Gap is currently 35% off with code: BEST at check-out.
For fit, I'm a 4/6 and am wearing a Small and it's still pretty loose, which I love.  I'm also 5'6" and look how well it covers my rear.  A big win in my book.  I just checked online, and this blouse isn't available online, only in stores right now.  I'll be sure and let you know as soon as it shows up online!
I also really loved this shirttail dress, as well.  A great weight and the hem drops a little in the back too.  It runs big, so if you're between sizes, size down.

J.Crew has a lot of new items that just arrived.  This Leopard Calfhair Pouch is very similar to my Clare V one, and the price is a lot lower too.

I'm a 4/6 and liked the Medium in this one.  It's short but the sleeves are long, but I plan on pairing it with long shirts underneath.  It's super comfy too!
A great soft tee to pair with a cardigan or wrap or by itself.  Runs big.  I'm a 4/6 and the Small fit with some extra room.
Awesome Tee (this shirt will not last long; the back says 'Some') // Heart and Soleil Tee (dreaming of summer with this one) // 'I Love You' Card and 'Together Forever' Card - I plan on framing them and displaying them somewhere.

Envelope Crossbody (only 4 left!)
I couldn't leave without a trip to Tory Burch.  The ladies said I came a week early, as next week, the newest line drops in stores.  Supposedly it's expected to be pretty amazing, especially if you're big on color!  Cannot wait to see it all!

How pretty are these rooms at Pottery Barn Kids?  My girls would be in heaven for a room like either of these!

A few other signs I fell in love with, while shopping there...

To end the afternoon, I hit up my favorite place for fresh sandwiches in town, Dean & DeLuca.  If I'd had a little more time and not hungry, I would've stopped into Lululemon and Lilly Pulitzer (love this tunic in this new Cattitude print) before I left the mall.  Two more of my favorite spots!

I also shared my Wednesday Whereabouts a little bit later in the day yesterday.  Check out our weekend away recap here.

Today is the last day of Anthropologie's Tag Sale.  Take an extra 40% off all sale items with code: EXTRAEXTRA.

J.Crew's End of Season Sale ends at midnight.  Enter code: ENDOFSEASON at check-out.

Lots of items are 30% off until tomorrow at Piperlime.  Enter code: HITREFRESH at check-out.

One more day until the weekend!

Happy Sipping, Y'all!

January 21, 2015

Wednesday Whereabouts: A Weekend Away

Last Thursday, the girls and I had a fun evening out.  Love when we have some time to hang out!

This past weekend, we headed out of town to visit family.  The cousins all had a great time hanging out!  Believe or not, Effie was pulling these two in the wagon!
Vest // Bean Boots // Top (sold out, similar here)
All aboard!  Even more impressive?  Wheeler took this pic!
They all wanted to feel the cold water!
Seriously unreal view.
On Sunday, we visited Lanier's grandmother.  She's 100!
Sang her songs and gave her lots of loving.
Even Vaughn happily obliged this time.  Last time he screamed and wouldn't go near her.
Love Vaughn's little face here.
The children always have a wonderful time in Lanier's other grandmother's backyard...especially helping her pick up pine cones and sticks.
In their element, climbing trees.
Vaughn loved getting to walk on the "highway."
Taking a breather.
Logan helping his Poppy pick up sticks.  He could've done this all day!
With deer season over and it being too dark for skeet shooting, Lanier decided we should go coyote hunting on Sunday night.  I swear we were on an episode of The Walking Dead.  For some reason, I thought we'd at least be in a blind or up in the back of the pickup truck bed.  Boy was I wrong.  Lanier had four chair lined up on the ground, Lanier and his dad sat in the outer chairs with their guns, while my sister-in-law and I sat in the middle chairs holding a red flashlight.  I guess coyotes are attracted to red light?  Who knows.  So we basically panned back and forth on a long trail, awaiting a coyote to come into view.  We did this for over a little over an hour, but didn't have any visitors.  Thankfully!
It was a clear and FREEZING night that night. // Scarf (only $14.99)
Since we had no luck, we drank wine and used an app called Night Sky to see all the stars on such a clear night in the woods.  It was fun identifying which constellations they were.
Poor guy was worn out!
Saying goodbye to Lanier's grandmother.  They did not want to leave...
Lanier had a work meeting the next morning, so he stayed for one more night there.  I took the kids home (4 hour drive).  Everyone napped for about an hour in the car...all, except Logan.
Since everyone napped in the car, and we had some time to kill before dinner and bedtimes, we decided to go for a stroll when we got home.  The weather has been unbelievable here lately!
And even more fun?  Last night, Wheeler and I had a little special date all to ourselves!  A milkshake included.
All in all, we had a wonderful trip with the BEST weather!  This photo above pretty much sums it up!

Happy Wednesday!