Thursday, February 4, 2016



First off, I want to thank each and every one of you who reached out to me in the last few weeks, gave me love, shared stories of loss, or simply asked me if I was doing okay. You have no idea how much your support has meant to me. You brought light into my life when I needed it the most.❤️

To answer your questions: I'm okay! I'm doing much better than I was a few weeks ago. 
(For those who don't know: I suffered a miscarriage followed by a D&C. I didn't post about it on here. But I briefly talked about it on my Instagram account.) Thankfully, I've been very busy at work. Which I'm grateful for because it has helped keep my mind off things. And not entirely intentionally, I ended up taking a few weeks off my blog and IG. Without making it sound overly dramatic, every small step that I've taken has felt like a victory. The first two weeks after my MC my only goal was to get out of bed every morning and go to work. That's it. I was incredibly sad and overwhelmed with everything. So, facing the world every day even though I felt like a zombie inside seemed like a gargantuan task. The fluctuating hormones definitely didn't help either.
I spent those first couple of weeks as a useless lump on the couch, completely enveloped in grief. John, my husband, went into superhero mode and somehow kept life chugging along for the both of us. I truly believe that if it wasn't for him, our families, our incredibly thoughtful friends and neighbors, and my understanding boss and co-workers, I would probably still be in that place.  

The last couple of weeks have been better and I have felt like I've been getting closer to a version of me that existed before all of this. I haven't really done anything more than going to work and running a few errands here and there. But I am able to feel happiness again. I am laughing again. I've stopped crying every time I think about it. This week I even got back to my normal gym routine, which was a huge step for me. I missed all my friends and missed feeling strong.

Time, love, and being given the space to just BE has tremendously helped. Four weeks ago I truly thought that I would never feel normal again. But every day I feel more and more like myself. I'm not quite there yet, but I'm grateful for where I am today compared to then. John and I are even planning a trip to get away from it all for a few days. And after feeling like the bottom completely fell out from under us, it's nice to be able to look forward to something happy and tangible in the near future.

So, thank you thank you thank you for all of your love and positive energy. And thank you for hanging around here even though posting has been sparse. I have a number of things planned for the blog.
So there's lots to look forward to!

Wishing you infinite amounts of happiness

Friday, January 1, 2016

Ringing in 2016 with Angel Reinares (50% OFF Exclusive Discount!)

Happy New Year, friends! 
I, for one, still can't believe that it's the beginning of a new year. It seems like 2015 completely flew by. But I'm more than ready to see what 2016 has in store us! To celebrate, I've teamed up with the great folks at Angel Reinares to bring you an exclusive 50% discount off all products on their site. Yes, everything! Even the beautiful leather Bobal satchel featured in the pic below.
Just use code "HELLO50" at checkout*.
(*Coupon code valid through 1/21/16)

Happy shopping! And the happiest of New Years to you all! <3
Plaid flannel button-up shirt- Old Navy | Similar 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
Ivory cable knit sweater- Old Navy | Almost exact here | Similar 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
Skinny jeans- Express | Similar 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
Burgundy riding boots | Similar 1, 2, 3
Bobal satchel c/o Angel Reinares (Exact)
Champagne pearl cluster necklace c/o T+J Designs (Exact)
Pyramid stud cuff ℅ Stella & Dot stylist Erika Lehman (Exact)
Belt buckle bracelet | Similar 1 & 2 | Love this bracelet stack here

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Friday, December 18, 2015

Sequin Dress.

I'm a big advocate of sequins-- especially during the holidays!
Of course by "holidays" I mean anytime between November and March. ;)  
But, a dress covered in gold sequins? I die!
I've already gotten a couple of wears out of this gorgeous Catch Bliss sequin dress*. 
I may even pull it out for New Year's Eve!

*This dress also comes in blue and red!

Sequin dress c/o Catch Bliss Boutique (exact)
Red blazer- Forever 21 | Similar 1, 2, 3, 4

Faux fur stole- Forever 21 | Similar 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Black & gold belt | Similar 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
Bow pumps- Shoe Dazzle | Similar 1, 2, 3, 4
Rhinestone watch- Fossil | Similar 1, 2, 3, 4

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Reversible AnnBlanche Tote + Free Flats!

Ask anyone who knows me well and they'll tell you that I'm kind of a bag lady.
Need a Band-Aid? I got you.
 Need some Advil? I'm your girl.
Need some water? I've got a bottle right in my gigantic, overstuffed bag.  

Bag lady, Mary Poppins, Girl Scout.
The point is, I like to be prepared. And in order to be truly prepared at all times, I need a large, stylish bag. Now take that bag and make it reversible? I'm forever yours.
That's why I'm so excited to introduce you to AnnBlanche's new reversible tote bag line. The totes are the perfect size, the fabric is so soft and lush, and the color options are fabulous for everyday use!
What's more exciting is that the first 100 shoppers to purchase a tote will receive a complimentary pair of gorgeous AnnBlanche flats for FREE with the code GIVETHANKS!

So, hurry up and get your fab AnnBlanche tote + free flats before they run out! 
Black Friday definitely came early this year. ;)
Chambray top- Old Navy | Similar 1, 2, 3
Striped sweater- Forever 21 | Similar 1, 2 | Love this rhinestone one
Red ankle pants- The Limited (exact) | Similar 12
Reversible Tote c/o AnnBlanche (exact)
"Sonnet" flats c/o AnnBlanche (exact)
Necklace (Identical, ON SALE!) | Similar 12, 3, 4
Watch- Fossil | Similar 1, 2, 3, 4

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Thursday, October 29, 2015

Autumn Layers.

In less than a weeks' time our beautiful Michigan weather turned from a little bit chilly to how-many-layers-could-I-pile-on-today-and-still-look-human. 
But, who am I kidding? I love piling on the layers!
Yellow sweater: H&M | Similar 1, 2, 3
Skirt: JCrew Outlet | Similar 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
Plaid scarf: Target (exact) | Love these ones here: 1, 2, 3
Boots: Kohls (exact) | Great options here: 1, 2, 3, 4
Belt: H&M | Similar 1, 2
Tights: Target (exact)
Turquoise ring: Similar 1, 2, 3
Cuff: Stella & Dot | Love this bracelet
Watch c/o Wristology | Use code GORGEOUS20 for 20% off

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Saturday, October 24, 2015

Perfect Shearling Vest.

One of the things that I love about fashion is how trends are re-interpreted and tweaked over time. Shearling vests, for example, are having a moment right now. And I, for one, am loving it. The first shearling vest I ever wore was bought nearly ten years ago. It was warm, boxy, and cut a bit larger than it probably needed to be. The style of my old shearling vest was sporty and not really meant to be worn with anything other than super casual outfits. But I loved it anyway.  

Fast forward to this gorgeous shearling vest from Catch Bliss Boutique--it's everything that I wanted it to be and then some. Supple shearling on the inside, all wrapped up in exquisite faux suede. The color is a warm shade of cognac and the fit is just right so that it hangs beautifully. The thing that I'm most excited about, however, is that it's so incredibly versatile. 
I can dress it up or down--always a plus! 
Wear it with jeans? Check. Wear it with a skirt? Check, check. Wear it over a dress? Abso-frickin-lutely!

Shearling vest c/o Catch Bliss Boutique (exact)
Sweater: TJMaxx | Similar 1, 2, 3, 4
Skinny dress pants: The Limited (exact) | Similar 1, 2, 3
Two tone riding boots: Etienne Aigner | Love these similar styles: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
Necklace: eBay | Almost exact here | Other cute options: 1, 2, 3
Watch c/o Wristology (exact) | Use code GORGEOUS20 for 20% off

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Khaki Blazer.

Truth be told, I have been looking for an affordable classic khaki blazer for as long as I can remember. I just never seemed to be able to find the perfect one. So when I came across this Forever21 blazer this past August, it was love at first sight. I loved that the color was a darker, richer khaki, and I couldn't wait to wear it in the Fall. 
Well, my friends, Fall is finally here! So, be prepared to see lots of this little number in the coming weeks. 
Since I bought it quite a few months ago, the exact one was no longer available. But, I did find a few similar ones that are equally fabulous (linked below).
Happy shopping!

Top: JCP | Similar 12, 3 | Love this version here
Blazer: Forever21 | Similar 1, 23, 4
Skinny pants: The Limited (exact) | Similar 123
Booties: Target | Similar 1, 2, 3
Necklace: eBay | Almost exact here | Love these ones here 1, 2, 3
Spike bracelet: Stella & Dot (exact) | Another cute option here
Watch c/o Wristology | Use code GORGEOUS20 for 20% off

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