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2 Ways To Wear : Oversized Sweaters

09 December 2016

Well, it's officially freezing temperatures outside today and I'm not sure if I'm totally on board with losing my 40˚ degree weather. But seeing that it's par for the course when it comes to winters up north I'll get over it. Thus, bringing me to this week's #twowaystowear theme, oversized sweaters. If you were following along to our #styled6ways collaboration last year you might remember these amazing sweaters from Garnet Hill. Basically they can do no wrong with the perfect layering sweaters. I'm 100% obsessed with this Oversized Turtleneck Sweater. You can layer under or over and it's the perfect component for bump styling at any stage, if you ask me. They come in a handful of different colors so if you're looking for the staple you can buy a bunch of, this is it. I stepped outside of my original black selection and opted for grey (Jackie is wearing Black today) and layered up with a cozy blanket scarf, black 'jeggings' and over the knee boots. 

Head over and see how Jackie styled her oversized sweater and don't forget to pin our looks for later inspiration. Want to see something styled 2 ways? Let us know!

Check out Garnet Hill's “Merry Mittens Project” is an important initiative that urges everyone to come together and raise $15,000 for a cause, all while soaking up the beauty of the winter season.

From November 3 – December 24, anyone interested is encouraged to snap a pic of themselves showing off their mittens (or gloves/cozy winter gear) and upload it to Instagram with #StJudeMerryMittens. Each post will trigger a $10 donation from Garnet Hill to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, as well as will prompt an increase in the live “Mitten Meter” located on the campaign landing page at www.garnethill.com/stjudeParticipants can also participate by uploading a photo directly to the page as well.

Sweater c/o Garnet Hill (ON SALE!), Pants NewLook (Maternity), Boots Report Liola, Scarf DSW, Bag Kooba

Holiday Door Decor + Schlage Hardware

08 December 2016

It's officially the holiday season and time to start hanging the decorations, sip eggnog and bake shameless amounts of cookies in various festive shapes. I'm all about the gingerbread. Since we'll be traveling this year for the holidays we skipped out on the tree (sad face) and opted for more creative ways to get in the holiday spirit. One way, with the help of Schlage is gearing up our door in an insanely festive, borderline tacky way that screams we're ready for the holidays and you should be too. I'm sure our neighbors are loving every single second of it, I know the kids are. Honestly though, it is a huge upgrade from our far from glamourous pre-war building door and paint selection. As a girl who loves color, I'm 100% for the bold and bright colors from this hilarious door cover, equipped with a new security upgrade courtesy of the Schlage Camelot Style Handset with Georgian style knobs and Schlage Sense™ Smart Deadbolt. These locks are amazing guys, amazing. 


First off, as someone who is constantly forgetting her keys in a sea of purses I feel like these are made precisely for me, or at least some one like me. As much as I love sitting at the diner or coffee shop around the corner as I wait for David to get home when I'm locked out, I'm sure my time could be better spent. We're talking keyless entry guys, KEYLESS entry. The keyless locks effortlessly combine innovative, easy-to-use technology with the convenience of being keyless to make life on-the-go that much easier. The locks allow family and friends to get in your house without a key – simply by entering a code. It's perfect when you have family staying with you over the holidays and you don't have enough keys to go around, Or in our case, making it much easier on our house/cat sitter while we're out of town this season.

 The hardware is clearly more stylish than our old lock and can match the other finishes in your home to complement your home’s unique style and d├ęcor. We ended up opting for the brushed nickel finish for our place, since our front door opens up into our kitchen with stainless appliances and accessories. It's all in the details. Style, convenience, and practicality? Count me in.
Oh, and they're not just reserved for front entryways and indoor/outdoor entry. They can be used on various rooms throughout your interior like hallways, bathrooms, and offices, just to name a few. Find Schlage online at Amazon.com and Build.com, as well as in retail locations including Home Depot and Lowe's.

Get in the holiday spirit and enter the Schlage Home and Away for the Holidays Sweepstakes and enter to win daily prizes including gift cards, Schlage door hardware and electronic locks. Plus, when you enter, you’ll be eligible to win the grand prize: a $5,000 gift card. 

For more information, please visit http://www.schlage.com and find out which Schlage door hardware belongs in your home. 
Schlage products are available online at Amazon.com and Build.com, as well as in retail locations including Home Depot and Lowe’s. To learn more about Schlage and view all their unique decorative door hardware, visit schlage.com.
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Schlage. The opinions and text are all mine.

10+ Easy Holiday Beauty Looks

07 December 2016

Now that the holidays are upon us and I'm going to be attending event, after event, after event for the next couple of weeks I figured I should switch up my beauty routine in favor of something more festive, at least when it comes to my makeup. Because, the reality is I'm usually walking out the door with a simple cat eye and nude lip. But, I will admit I've been making an effort to add more shadow play to my routine. Thus, I'm sharing my favorite festive holiday looks to perhaps strike a bit of inspiration when it comes to your holiday beauty routine. 








  

Bump Reveal + Winter Layering

05 December 2016

If you follow along on Instagram you may have caught our news about baby #3 on Friday. Yes, we're totally crazy but also over the moon with adding to our family. Over the last few months, I've been hiding the growing little bump and today it's finally making it's debut at nearly 19 weeks, just in time for winter.

First off, I'm obsessed with these NewLook maternity jeggings, it is completely ridiculous how comfortable they are. Hello all day wear with the addition of a cozy cashmere sweater and long blazer in army green for effortless nearly winter layering.

With that being said, hopefully, you guys continue to follow along over the next several months as my style evolves with my growing belly. 

Here we goooo...

Sweater Banana Republic, Coat Chicwish, Scarf DSW, Bag Kooba, Pants NewLook Maternity ASOS, Boots Report, Sunnies Karen Walker Starburst

Easy Half Up Twisted Hairstyle

02 December 2016

This content was sponsored by Aussie but all thoughts and opinions are my own. I hope you enjoy following along! #ad

With winter and holiday parties upon us, I'm all for easy breezy hairstyles that will have me out the door in 15 minutes flat. After all, since it's the holiday season I'll likely be fussing over my outfit and shoe choices, so I might as well have something easy going for me, right? So, I've teamed up with Aussie to put some of my favorite products to work creating a super simple look that even my husband can do. If you haven't used any Aussie products yet, you need to. You can grab them on Amazon ( It's a great opportunity to put your Amazon Prime membership to good use aside from binge watching shows and buying sweet cell phone cases). 
For my look I used three Aussie products and a handful of bobby pins. It took about 20 minutes from start to finish because I had to blow my hair out and give it a little tousle. 

I started by washing my hair with Aussie Total Miracle Collection 7N1 Shampoo.

 Instead of following up with the Aussie Total Miracle Collection 7N1 Conditioner, I used the Aussie 3 Minute Miracle Strong Conditioning Treatment for an extra boost of moisture. It's a quick little dry hair treatment that actually works. Try it!

I don't often use gel, but surprisingly enough it's a really good tool when you need your hair to have a little structure and some maneuverability. Tip: A little goes a long way to use a tiny, tiny bit to avoid the 'crunchy' curl look. I used about a dime size of Aussie Instant Freeze Sculpting Hair Gel and applied it to my wet hair. I blew it out like normal, gave my hair a few subtle waves and moved on to the actual style. You can skip the waves and go straight or add tighter curls to work with.

First, I parted and separated a 2" wide piece of hair from my crown and divided it into two. I twisted the pieces and secured to the back center of my head with a bobby pin. Repeat on other side. 

Next, I pulled a similar sized piece from directly under the pins and divided the piece into two. I twisted each piece together to create a knot like bun. Secure with bobby pins and spritz with hairspray if it feels loose. 

Voila! A quick and easy hairstyle using Aussie! 
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Holiday Glam with Juicy Couture

01 December 2016


This post was sponsored by Juicy Couture Fragrances through their partnership with POPSUGAR Select. While I was compensated to write a post about Viva La Juicy, all opinions are my own.

While I’m still surprised that the holidays are just around the corner, I’m more excited for dressing up for the upcoming festivities. It’s time to deck yourself out in all the sparkles, glitter, and glamour. From the beauty routine to the sparkly shoes to the final spritz of perfume before walking out the door, I’m sharing how I get the look, with a little help from one of my all time favorite fragrances, Viva La Juicy Extrait de Parfum by Juicy Couture. I’ve been a fan of the scent since I was introduced to it at an event several years back. Viva La Juicy Extrait de Parfum has a subtle, sweet scent from the blend of wild berries, honeysuckle, gardenia, jasmine, caramel, and vanilla. If you’re sensitive to scents like me, this fragrance is for you. Wear it day to day for a little extra glamour, or use it as the final touch to your beauty routine for holiday parties and ringing in the new year.
The collection also makes an excellent gift and/or stocking stuffer idea thanks to the array of gift sets and size options. I’m partial to the bring-along sizes, I almost always have the rollerball in my purse for quick touch-ups. Hello, gift giving for the beauty maven in your life made easy.
As far as getting holiday-party ready, I tend to amp up my beauty routine just a little more than usual. After all, it is the holidays you have to celebrate.

First, It’s all about the eyes. I tend to keep it simple with a sleek cat-lined eye and few applications of mascara. Subtle, with the right amount of pop. Next, it’s all about a little highlighting in contouring finished with a sheer coral cream blush and bold lip. Since it’s the holidays, I’m setting my usual nude lipstick choices aside in favor of berry, something a little bolder and brighter. I didn’t go too heavy with application, but it was just enough to pop against my outfit and accessories.
Sparkles, you can’t go out during the holiday season without some form or another of sparkles. So, I’m decking the halls with these glitter and embellished heels. These are surprisingly comfortable and are plenty festive to last me through New Year’s given the right outfit choices. As far as my dress goes, I’m keeping it colorful in this blue embroidered mesh mini dress. The romantic scallop detailing and swing fit makes it the perfect contender for upcoming events and parties. Depending on the weather, layers might have to be added in the form of opaque tights and a black turtleneck underneath the dress. A final spritz of Viva La Juicy Extrait de Parfum and you’re ready to make your way out to party the night away (with unspiked eggnog in my case, of course). Don’t forget to add a rollerball to your mini bag for touch-ups.
How do you get glam for the holidays?