Friday Favorites

The first week of February has served as a good reminder to revisit those goals we set during the first of the year. Am I reading more than I’m staring at my phone? Going to yoga? Living in the moment? The beginning of any new month always feels like another small, fresh start and I love that. I did a whole foods cleanse this past week, so this weekend I’m looking forward to indulging a bit while watching the Super Bowl. Beyonce halftime show, anyone?

 

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A few favorites from around the web…

Public service announcement: I don’t know how this is possible, but this adorable layered sweater is on sale for UNDER $17!! Time to scoop up one or two. Or three.

This shift dress would be perfect for Valentine’s Day. If you’re looking for a few cute gifts for girlfriends, check out this cute keychain, a sleek water bottle or darling candle. Plus this cell phone case is adorable.

Love this sweater and these heels, both now on sale.

This explains why I can’t tear myself away from any cheese board within close proximity…

I really want this striped dress paired with this anorak jacket.

2016 no. 1

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The first month of 2016 has come to a close and (I know I say this all the time) it flew by. So this year, I am starting a new monthly series recapping a few highlights, favorites and new finds from the last month.

Highlights of the month: I traveled to Chicago, Atlanta, Charlotte (dogged that snow storm) and L.A. where I got to meet and work with some incredible Olympic athletes. I got sucked in to the new season of The Bachelor (standard) and mastered a new stovetop popcorn recipe.

I discovered a new-to-me tinted moisturizer and LOVE it. More on my skin routine next week.

I’ve challenged myself to read more in 2016 and this month I finished Modern Romance (funny and interesting. I heart Aziz Ansari) and am nearly finished with Better Than Before.

I was inspired by my home office update and have started doing some updates to other rooms in my home.

What were your January highlights?

Neutrals on Repeat

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Things have been busy around these parts lately, which is why I’ve been on a little blogging hiatus. Crazy work travel left me with a nasty cold, so I’ve been in recovery mode. It was nice to spend this past weekend curled up on the couch with a cup of tea. I’ve been rocking the neutrals hard lately, especially while traveling. It always make me feel pulled together when I’m living out of a suitcase.

 

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Scarf: Nordstrom
Trench: Banana Republic (similar)
Sweater: J.Crew
Bag: Madewell Transport Tote
Jeans: Madewell
Booties: Rag & Bone

 

Photography by Katie Ardner

 

Bloggers Who Budget: Work Wear For Less

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The Bloggers Who Budget ladies are back and this month we are focusing on those work appropriate pieces, for less. I work in advertising in a corporate environment, so office-appropriate dresses, jackets and heels are quite the norm for my daily outfits. This sweater dress was a total steal from LOFT, a store I often hit up to find professional and cute work wear for less. (Currently love this and this). Sometimes I get into a little work outfit funk (who doesn’t?) and I find that mixing in just a few new pieces can make all the difference to gain a fresh perspective on your wardrobe.

 

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Sharing My Sole | Lou What Wear | The Style Letters | Here&Now

 Pearls & Twirls |Stylin in St. Louis | Living in Color Style

 

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Leopard Heels

Trench Coat: Banana Republic (similar)
Dress: LOFT (similar)
Heels: BCBG (similar)
Bag: Vintage

 

Photography by Katie Ardner

Friday Favorites

Happy Friday, friends. We made it. This week was back to full-blown crazy busy, so I had to remind myself of the calmness I felt after the holiday break. It’s so easy to fall back into that stressful mindset, so I’m trying to take some small moments to breathe and stay positive. I’m looking forward to a relaxing (and snowy) weekend shared with friends.

 

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A few favorites from around the web…

It was time for a new pair of running shoes so I ordered these in grey. Extremely light and I love the minimalist style.

Love this open front long cardigan.

The new year has sparked my desire to re-organize a few areas in my house. This weekend’s project: bathroom cabinets.

There are so many good coats are on sale right now. Love all the colorful options (especially the cobalt) of this wool blend coat. This hooded option and this trench raincoat is darling.

Madewell has an extra 30% off sale styles this weekend, which means my favorite black denim is on major sale. Also really love this shift dress and these flats.

Winter Layers

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Winter has arrived. This week has brought a major cool down (that’s an understatement) while the outside constantly looks like a snow globe, which fills me with equal parts giddiness and dread. I always get excited about the first major snow fall, but then quickly remember it’s not so great when I’m driving into work and running into the office when it’s 5 degrees outside. But bring on the layers and hot cocoa and I will happily camp out inside and watch the snow from the comfort of my couch.

 

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Coat: J.Crew
Sweater: Banana Republic
Bag: Blair Ritchey
Jeans: Madewell
Boots: Hunter

 

Photography by Katie Ardner

 

 

Distressed Casual

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I’ve been a cognizant little shopper this month after the holiday spending, so I’ve been pulling out a bunch of pieces from last year or the back of my closet…  But these jeans are fairly new and I love the distressed look.  Casual and cool.

 

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Coat:  Topshop (similar here and here)

Sweater:  LOFT (similar)

Bag:  Blair Ritchey

Jeans:  Madewell

Heels:  BCBG (similar)

 

Photography by Katie Ardner

Friday Favorites

Happy Friday, friends. The first work week of 2016 is coming to a close and I’m on the road, ready to head home. Hope you had a great start to the year and are keeping those resolutions and positives vibes in check.

 

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A few favorites from around the web…

Adorable flats with avocados on them. I need.

I’ve been living in these distressed skinny skinny jeans from Madewell. They are both comfy and cool.

I love this open letter to 2016. Such a great reminder that we are in charge of our own attitude.

Obsessed with this over-sized scarf.

Because I can never have enough lightweight v-neck sweaters

Love this cute plaid coat and suede heels in burgundy for under $70.

Cloud Nine

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I scooped up this cozy little sweater during a sale scavenger hunt at Anthropologie (it’s where I do my best work) and it’s been worn on repeat ever since.  I love the over-sized, slouchy style and incredibly soft fabric that feels like a cloud.   Because who can say no to a cozy cloud sweater?

 

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Sweater:  Anthropologie (on sale!)

Bag:  Blair Ritchey

Bracelets:  Giles & Brother, J.Crew

Jeans:  Madewell

Booties:  Madewell

 

Photography by Katie Ardner

#Hello2016

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Hello 2016. I’m happy to welcome in a new year. Are you a resolution maker? I typically am, but I didn’t make any concrete resolutions this year. I do love that fresh start feeling and have a renewed motivation to focus on all the positive aspects of my life. Those things and people that make me most happy. I’m excited to see what this new year brings… Turning 30. Growing both my career and this blog. Trips. Celebrations. Personal growth. I can’t wait for another year of wonderful memories and moments. What are you looking forward to in 2016?

 

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Jacket: J.Crew
Sweater: Banana Republic
Jeans: AG
Watch: Michael Kors
Bag: Madewell Transport Tote
Boots: Tory Burch

 

Photography by Katie Ardner