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simple with some spunk

February 25th | what I'm wearing

I like to keep it pretty simple and classic with a fun print or pop of color here and there. Basically, when I get ready every morning, I want to be comfortable but look put together. And I don’t mind wearing the same jeans or top multiple times a week. The accessories are what keep things fresh. I’m linking up with Lindsey at The Pleated Poppy for some fashion inspiration.

These are the jeans I wear all. the. time. They are just easy and comfortable and I feel good in them.

The top dresses things up a bit. I wasn’t sure about the bow at first–I didn’t want to look too sweet. But the solid black keeps things simple.

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, I see leopard print as a neutral. It’s fun but the colors kind of go with everything.

We’ve already talked about this bag. I get asked about it all the time. Love my Nena & Co bag.

This top doesn’t work with a necklace so I stacked up lots of bracelets for a fun look.

It’s the bag and shoes that carry the outfit, don’t you think?

Outfit details: Jeans, Big Star via Zappos. Black top, Target. Heels, Target {similar}. Bag, Nena & Co., Bracelets, My shop and thrifted.

thrifted cream dress, gypsy soul necklace

February 11th | what I'm wearing

Hey friends! I found this little gem of a dress at a thrift store last week for $5. It made my whole day! It’s Wednesday and I’m linking up with Lindsey at The Pleated Poppy for some fashion inspiration.

I’ve been wanting a cream dress–just something simple and flowy. This one fits the bill!

I layered a long slip with the dress for a vintage feel.

The sweet bag is by Nena & Co. Love it!

On Monday, we shared the Gypsy Soul Necklace. Such a sweet piece. If you missed Monday’s special, you can find the necklace here. It’s very limited edition–so don’t wait!

Isn’t this necklace FUN? I love the adjustable leather–wear it super long or shorter.

Outfit details: Cream dress, vintage slip, both thrifted. Booties, Frye via Zappos. Jean Jacket, Gap. Bag, Nena&Co. Turquoise cuff, vintage. Gypsy Soul Necklace, My shop.

flowy and free

February 4th | what I'm wearing

This dress and sweater are super slouchy and comfortable. The length of the dress keeps it from being completely frumpy, I think. Hopefully? The bottom line is, I felt comfortable and happy–so the outfit was a win. It’s Wednesday and I’m linking up with Lindsey at The Pleated Poppy for some fashion inspiration.

If you’ve seen the national weather lately, we are at the warm extreme here in California. It’s been mid 70s. It’s awesome but it doesn’t feel like winter at all. And I know many of you are knee deep in snow and busy shoveling your driveways. I don’t want to rub it in. File this outfit under ‘spring inspiration’.

This bag is nothing if not FUN! It’s from Nena & Co. I might be in love.

The sweater and turquoise cuff are vintage.

And of course, my favorite booties, that I wear almost every day.

I’ve been really into dresses lately. They’re easy and make me feel put together {even if I’m totally not put together}.

I’m sending some sunshine your way today. Can you feel it?

Outfit details: Dress, Local Boutique, Plenty. Sweater, Ruby Rose. Booties, Frye via Zappos. Bag, Nena & Co. Bracelets, Earrings, My shop.

layered necklaces {love!}

January 28th | jewelry, what I'm wearing

Oh this dress and the sunshine. I felt happy and free wearing this outfit. It’s Wednesday and I’m linking up with Lindsey at The Pleated Poppy.

The length of this dress is just right. It’s long enough to be covered but short enough to be fun. Steve got me this dress for Christmas. I love it.

 And the sunshine we’ve had lately is magical. Cool evenings but glorious days. And we got rain last night–so hooray!

And these are my every day favorite booties.

I love a pretty dress that is easy to wear.

And I love layering necklace. The sterling itty bitty heart has Steve’s initial. It’s a 16″ chain. And the petite infinity is on 18″ sterling chain. Gorgeous.

Outfit details: Dress, Anthropologie. Booties, Frye via Zappos. Bag, H&M. Jean jacket, Gap. Itty Bitty Heart Necklace, My Shop. Petite Infinity Necklace, My shop. Bracelets, My shop.

I know some of your are freezing in the east! I hope you’re staying cozy inside with a blanket and cup of cocoa!

favorite jeans, favorite drink

January 21st | what I'm wearing

I’ve got a new favorite drink from Starbucks–and it’s fairly low carb {and seriously delicious!}. It’s a cinnamon dolce with whole milk and one pump of sugar free syrup. Oh and whip cream. It’s such a treat and so yummy!

It’s Wednesday and I’m linking up with Lindsey at The Pleated Poppy for some fashion inspiration.

On a typical day, I pretty much wear these jeans, a black top, some kind of sweater or jacket and boots or heels. It’s a simple and trusty recipe for getting ready.

This sweatshirt moto jacket from Gap is cozy and structured.

And the bag is from Better Life Bags. Seriously a show stopper. Love it!

The flowy black top and heels are from Target.

And a yummy drink in my hand makes for a good start to the day.

The marked by love necklace celebrates how certain people leave an impression on our lives forever. That is a beautiful thing! Everything in the shop is 25% off with code ‘grateful’. It’s a good day to shop!

Outfit details: Jeans, Big Star via zappos. Black top, Target. Moto jacket, Gap. Heels, Target. Necklace, My shop. Bag, Better Life Bags {love!}

What’s your favorite drink at Starbucks {or your favorite local coffee shop}?

pretty dress, tired mama

January 14th | jewelry, what I'm wearing

Hello there! We had meetings all weekend and I jumped into this week tired. That’s a hard way to start the week, but sometimes that’s just the way it is. I woke up Tuesday morning and all I wanted to do was stay in bed–but that wasn’t an option. We were running late and I threw on a pretty dress and some red lipstick. Nothing like getting ready in 15 minutes. Bam! It’s Wednesday and I’m linking up with Lindsey at The Pleated Poppy for some fashion inspiration!

This dress is too fun. It was on major clearance after Christmas. It’s actually a cocktail dress and kind of fancy, but a jean jacket tones it down for the workshop.

I love my jean jacket. It’s kind of like a security blanket.

This birthstone bauble necklace is sooo pretty. Scroll down for more details!

Hair pulled back, red lipstick. I’m tired inside but I’ve got lots to do. I’ll work hard today and go to bed early tonight!

I feel more put together with a simple heel. But I’ll kick them off as soon I get home.

Stacked up bracelets. I love my ‘word of the year’ bracelet. ‘Loved’ is my word. I need that reminder every day.

And the birthstone bauble necklace–isn’t it gorgeous?! Only $24 today!!

Outfit details: Dress, Zara. Jean jacket, Gap. Heels, Target. Earrings, My shop. Bracelets, My shop. Birthstone Bauble necklace, My shop.

Today I’m drinking coffee, taking deep breaths and trying not to be irritable. How do you push through on the tired and frazzled days?

new dress, new boots, new year

January 7th | what I'm wearing

Hi there! It’s our first week getting back into the routine. We’ve taken down the Christmas decor. We’re on day three of cutting out sugar. I’m trying to purge the house and simplify. Feels good! Today I’m linking up with Lindsey at The Pleated Poppy for some fashion inspiration.

This dress was a Christmas gift from my mother-in-law. She took me to Anthropolgie and I picked out a couple things. She’s awesome like that!

I’ve been looking for gray boots and these fit the bill.

And I’ve got my trusty denim jacket and bag. I’m not sure the boots and bag go together but oh well!

This dress is so comfortable! I could wear it every day!

This ring and cuff have been on me every day lately. So simple and beautiful.

I think gray is easier to wear than black–it’s just a little more mellow. And the natural heel is so pretty!

My cuff says ‘protect. nurture. love’. A sweet sentiment, not only as a mama to my boys, but also a reminder to protect, nurture and love myself.

Outfit details: Dress, Anthropologie. Boots, Rebels via Zappos. Bag, H&M. Denim jacket, Gap. Ring, My shop. Thin sterling cuff, My shop.

Do you have a favorite dress that you love to wear?

you’re not pretty enough

December 31st | what I'm wearing

Oh, friends.
It’s been a bit of rough week emotionally. Nothing huge going wrong but I feel discouraged. I’m tired, irritated and I feel like a failure.

I went to take pictures of my outfit on Sunday and heard the voice in my head telling me, “You’re not pretty enough.”. It also tells me, “You’re not a good mom. You’re disorganized. You always screw up.” It’s exhausting. and it’s all lies.

It’s easy to want to combat those lies for each other with messages like, “You’re so pretty!” or “You’re a great mom!”. But the those don’t really get to the heart of the matter either. The bottom line is–those things don’t determine my value. It doesn’t matter how pretty I am or how much I weigh. Even if I’m grumpy and mean and short-tempered with my kids. These things don’t determine my value. It’s my heart, uniquely created to be mine, that makes me ME and makes me lovable.

And it’s your heart that makes you YOU.

Let’s love each other and give each other grace today. Even when I’m smiling on the outside, I might be hurting on the inside. I hope I’m not the only one who feels that way sometimes.

It’s Wednesday and I’m linking up with Lindsey at The Pleated Poppy for some fashion inspiration. And hoping together we can find even deeper inspiration and hope today.

Outfit details: Jeans, Big Star via Zappos. Olive green tee, Target. Sweater jacket, Anthropologie. Nude heels, Target. Bag, H&M. Cuff, My shop. Earrings, My shop.

Happy New Year’s Eve, friends! I am sending you love today. Tomorrow begins a brand new year. A chance to love each other {an ourselves} in a more whole way. And that is a beautiful thing!

shopping my closet

December 24th | what I'm wearing

I was feeling like I wanted to wear something different–so I started digging deeper into my closet and found this dress. It was tucked behind something else and had been forgotten for a while. I’ve had it a couple years–in fact, I wore it a few years ago {styled completely differently} in this post. And my hair was so RED! Anyway, it’s Wednesday and I’m linking up with Lindsey at The Pleated Poppy for some fashion inspiration.

This dress is surprisingly versatile. The color works well with lots of other colors.

And the fit is flattering, too. I should wear it more often.

The denim jacket and dress have been in my closet for years. The scarf and shoes are new this season. And the clutch was a Christmas gift from a dear friend {thanks Sarah!}

The turquoise cuff is a thrift find.

This clutch is just big enough for a cell phone, lipstick, drivers license and cash.

I love a low heel for the workshop or church, so comfortable and feminine.

And the thin sterling cuff is such a pretty basic. It’s from my shop.

Outfit details: Dress, Anthropologie. Denim jacket, Old Navy. Scarf, Stitch fix. Heels, Target. Turquoise cuff, thrifted. Sterling cuff, My shop. Clutch, gift from a friend {Anthropologie}

Happy Christmas Eve, sweet friends. I hope you are doing something cozy and fun.

rainy day gear

December 17th | what I'm wearing

It’s sooo rainy here! And friends, it’s been so dry for the last year. We are thankful to see the ground soaked and the hills green! I’m pulling out my rain gear and loving the gray days. I’m linking up with Lindsey at The Pleated Poppy for some fashion inspiration.

This cutie wanted in on the pic. Fine with me! Love him.

Outfit details: Jeans, AG {similar}, black tee, Target. Scarf, Target. Olive green jacket, Stitch Fix. Booties, Sam Edelman.