Fashion Union High Neck Knitted Sweater / old Zara scarf (similar here & here) / Kensie Jeans Distressed Crop Jeans / Prada 54mm Cat Eye Sunglasses / Peera Cutout Bootie / John Hardy Classic Chain Bracelet with Diamonds / Celine Tie Tote
Blanket scarves, bell-sleeved sweaters, and booties. Try saying that 5 times fast. Bet you can't! But I bet that you'll love those three things in today's outfit post. You really can't go wrong with them now that it's cooler out. I mean, the blanket scarf kind of stole our hearts last year, right? And I'm happy to say that we are all still in love with them. They're so cozy, and add that extra bit of warmth when we don't want to bulk up with a coat. Then the bell-sleeved trend is so huge (remember this and this?) and really helps just add a bit of oomph to an overall simple sweater (this one's just $41!). Especially with the colder weather, we want to stay warm but still have some fun with what we wear. With booties, I'm pretty sure everybody here owns a pair since they really are a staple to a Fall/Winter wardrobe. They're easy to wear and go with so many things. Plus, they keep your feet warm, so it's really form and function in one. Especially these ones from Nordstrom. They're ridiculously comfy (haven't had to break them in at all), and the color goes with everything.
With my daughters being 4 yrs old and 15 months old, I have to stay on my toes to keep up with them and any outfit I wear has to be practical. And now that Fall is here, it's all about being practical and cozy. I realize that the John Hardy diamond bracelet might not be practical, but I beg you to differ. I recently unearthed it from when we were getting our floors done (had to pack up everything in our bedroom), and am so happy to have rediscovered it. Steve had given it to me right after we got married and it is one of the nicest pieces of jewelry I own (ashamed that it was buried in boxes in our closet!). It's silver and I know everyone is on the gold train (I am too!), but I'm loving how well it goes with my wedding rings on my left hand. Even though it's got diamonds in it, it makes any everyday look just a touch more glam. Or at least that's my thinking. And it's actually comfortable to wear and doesn't get in the way when I'm holding Vivi or doing the dishes or other chores. I tried it out the other day while doing chores around the house and it did not get in the way like my other bracelets (bangles and cuffs) do. So the moral here is that you should wear diamonds while doing chores and it'll be all good. Just kidding, but seriously it's a "new-found" favorite and just prepare to see me wearing it a lot.
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Happy Wednesday! It's Shopbop's event of the season! I shared on Instagram Stories and Snapchat that I scored #4 yesterday with an additional 30% off and I can tell you that they never go on sale. Well, with the exception of this sale. Which is why I had to pounce on it and get them. I rounded up some of my top picks from Shopbop and they're already selling fast so make sure to add it to your cart asap!
For a sale this big, I highly suggest buying bigger ticket items since getting an additional 30% off makes it a lot more affordable. It's a great time to buy those $200 jeans (FRAME jeans and Mother jeans are my new favorite brand and they are worth every penny!), or that handbag you've dying to get, or in my case those Stuart Weitzman Lowland OTK Boots. Here are the details of the sale:
Use the code: MAINEVENT16
SPEND UP TO $500, GET 25% OFF ORDER
SPEND OVER $500, GET 30% OFF ORDER
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H&M Knit Sweater / James Perse Heavy Rib Skinny Skirt / BP Geo Pattern Woven Square Scarf / Loeffler Randall Ange Tassel Tie Booties / Julie Vos Baroque Hinge Bangle / Mango Chain Bag / Mariela Sunglasses
Now that the weather has gotten a little cooler, all I can think about is staying cozy in soft, comfortable fabrics. One type of look I've been wanting to try is a ribbed skirt with a sweater. I've actually been looking for the perfect ribbed skirt for a while now and I think I just found it in this James Perse one. I love the idea of wearing it with a cozy sweater, and some booties, so perfect for Fall don't you think? These tassel tie booties are so luxe and fun with the tassels, but you could easily switch them out for these if you wanted something a little more low-key. And you know I'd definitely wear this look with these converse sneakers, my new obsession.
My love for Julie Vos jewelry continues with this Baroque Hinge Bangle. It's a great statement piece and honestly, it's all you need in terms of jewelry. I mean, you could always add more jewelry, but if you're pinched on time, just grab this and you're set. I wear this one frequently and I can't tell you how many compliments I get when I'm out with it and it's really all I need to wear to complete a look.
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Cora getting her face painted at the Blessing of the Animals at St. Anne's Episcopal Church in downtown Annapolis.
Happy Friday darlings! We've got a relatively packed weekend ahead and I'm so excited about it. Tomorrow, we're heading to an open house of this property that we both are kind of in love with. Sadly, it's greatly overpriced and I don't think we'll put an offer in anytime soon, but we're dying to see the inside of it in real life. Follow along on Snapchat tomorrow to see the house. After that, Cora's got a classmate's birthday party and then the rest of the evening is just staying in and being cozy together.
Then Sunday's activities include an outing to the Renaissance Festival with friends. I'm excited about this the most because I haven't seen my friends, Lauren & David, in what feels like forever so it'll be especially wonderful to see them and to enjoy the festival. Plus, I'm really eager to see what Cora will think of the festival. I know she'll love it and can't wait to experience it all through her eyes!
It's been way too long since I shared a life lately post and because we did some fun Fall things with the girls last weekend and during this past week (nothing like doing something fun on a Monday), I had to share because the photos I got of them are just beyond cute. I'm totally biased, of course, but thought you might want to see a peek into our lives with our little girls. I do share a lot of them on my Snapchat account and IG stories but not enough on the blog. I really need to share more on here, don't you think?
We were invited by Steve's mom to the event at the church and it was so fun for the girls to see all of the animals, and especially for Cora to get her face painted and get a pony ride!
She was pretty excited about her butterflies.
After the event at the church, we popped over to West Street's 1st Sunday of the Month's street festival. The two ladies here performing (wish I had gotten their names!) were a highlight of Cora's outing. I think she could've stayed there all day dancing to their music.
This photo isn't out of order. We ended up going back to the church for bathroom breaks and while I was helping Cora, Vivi got a pony ride too.
On Monday, we decided to take the girls to Homestead Gardens to pick out some mums and pumpkins. We figured it'd be less crowded on a Monday evening (and it definitely was!) and a good place to let the girls walk/run around. Now, can we talk about how much I love that they've called these the fairytale pumpkins? Aptly named, I'd say.
When did she become a big, little girl??
Homestead Gardens has their Fall Festival on the weekends now til 10/30, so we'll definitely be bringing them back to enjoy all of the games and fun activities they have for the kids.
BB Dakota Sueded Flyaway Jacket / MOTHER Looker Ankle Fray Jeans / Joie Avery heels (similar here & here) / J.Crew Vintage Cotton Tank Top / Lilac Bijoux Choker Necklace / J.Crew Wide Enamel Bracelet / Prada 54mm Cat Eye Sunglasses / Gucci Soho Leather Shoulder Bag / Amelia Rose Brushed Gold Cocktail Ring in Amethyst
I wasn't going to share this post until later this week but seeing as how this jacket is on major sale right now (thank you Columbus Day!), it's just under $50! Kind of had to share with you guys, right? It's such a soft, comfy jacket that is SO easy to throw on. I styled a pretty low-key look with it here, but you could easily add this jacket to an LBD, LWD, or one of the gorgeous Fall floral dresses that are floating around. And did I mention that it's just under $50?? I mean, come on you guys, it really doesn't get any better than that.
Did you guys notice the choker I'm wearing? I don't know if I'm too old to be wearing one, don't tell me if I am, I'm not ready to hear it just yet. It certainly did take me back to the mid 90s when they were popular then too. It's funny though, even though we remember them from the mid 90s, I think to the late Victorian era when they were popular too. Either way, I'm a big fan of this trend. It's feminine, sexy, and so easy to wear. I got this one from one of my favorite shops in Annapolis, Lilac Bijoux. They have a ton of different chokers so head there to get yours. I opted for a simple one since I wasn't sure how it would look on. I might even venture to getting one a little bit wider next time. What do you guys think?