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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.

cranberry and stripes

December 10th | stitch fix, what I'm wearing

We are in full Christmas CRAZY over here. Which means we’re working hard, having fun and we’re a little bit sleep deprived. I overslept this morning and then tried to put something fun and slightly Christmas-y together to wear. I’m linking up with Lindsey at The Pleated Poppy for some fashion inspiration.

I’ve been really into cranberry this season. It’s more subtle than red and adds some fun.

A scarf is perfect for chilly mornings {when I say chilly I mean 50*–it really hasn’t been very cold here}.

Hair pulled back because, I overslept. Add some red lipstick and hopefully I look decently pulled together!

These are my favorite earrings and the cuff is thrifted.

Outfit details: Coated jeans, Banana Republic, similar from at Target. Striped top, Stitch Fix. Scarf, Stitch Fix. Cranberry heels {ON SALE}, Target. Black bag, Target. Earrings, My shop. Cuff, Thrifted.

Have you heard of Stitch Fix? It’s super fun. Click here for more details.

what i wore {thanksgiving edition}

November 26th | what I'm wearing

Hello friends! We are with family for Thanksgiving and it’s wonderful to soak up my nieces and nephews! I’m linking up with Lindsey at the Pleated Poppy for some fashion inspiration.

This dress has become a real go-to. It’s super slowly and comfortable, with a boho feel. Love it.

This faux green leather jacket was a thrift store find and I wear it a lot. Love when that happens!

So many new bracelets in the shop! Have you seen this one? Oh my! I love it for layering!!

These are my every day boots. Seriously every. day. I’m starting to get to the point where I’m worried they’re gonna wear out.

And of course a big ‘ol bag to hold all my important stuff.

Here are the details: Dress, local boutique {similar}. Boots, Frye via zappos. Faux leather jacket, thrifted {similar}. Leather bag, H&M, {similar}. Bracelets, My shop.

What are YOU doing for Thanksgiving?

i heart bracelets

November 19th | jewelry, what I'm wearing

I can’t get enough of bracelets lately. Stacking and mixing them is so fun. I’m linking up with Lindsey at The Pleated Poppy for some fashion inspiration!

I snagged these camo pants at Target last week. They were set on a rack in the wrong section–but they were my size and I bought them without trying them on. {I mean, I could always return them to Target the next day since I’m there}. But they fit great and I love them!

And of course my denim jacket is like a security blanket. Love it.

Heels make it look just a bit dressed up and more put together.

Hair pulled back likely means 1. I’m having a bad hair day or 2. I haven’t washed my hair in a couple days. But hey, it works!

These earrings are pretty much on me every day. And stacking bracelets is just FUN!!

Outfit details: Camo pants, Target. Black tee, Gap. Denim Jacket, Gap. Black heels, ON SALE Target. Earrings, My shop {LOVE!!} Bracelets, ON SALE My shop.

Bracelets are ON SALE today! Take 20% off with code ‘braceletlove’. Perfect for stacking and gift giving! Click here to shop!