Holiday Plaid

17 December 2014

I don't think any holiday outfit is complete without some sort of plaid, it's just not the same without it. Right? So, when I was looking for extra pop of plaid for my closet this skirt was the perfect addition. Not just because it was on sale but it steered away from the typical reds and greens we're seeing this season. I kind of love it, what do you think?

Skirt c/o Eshakti (on sale!), Sweater Front Row Shop, Jacket Lulu*s, Shoes DSW, Bag LANY
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CALIA By Carrie Underwood

16 December 2014

When it comes to having an active lifestyle women are always looking for functionality while still be able to keep things somewhat polished. Let’s be real, it’s in our nature to still want to look and a feel good even after our workout. So, when GRAMMY® winner and fitness enthusiast, Carrie Underwood teamed up with DICK’s Sporting Goods to create her very own fitness lifestyle brand CALIA By Carrie Underwood, it only seemed fitting. She wanted something to fit her work out needs while matching her personal style without spending a whopping $300 on a pair of pants. {Talk about a girl after my own heart.} Carrie opted for ultra feminine prints and cuts, and even consulted her girlfriends for their workout gear gripes and musts when designing the pieces for the collection that launches in March of 2015.
I even got a little sneak peak of the collection last week…
After greeting guests last Wednesday for the CALIA by Carrie Underwood preview with a homemade granola and juice bar (as well as a stunning flower market), Carrie immediately won everyone over with the lovely floral prints, eye catching colors and styles. She even opted for rose gold accents with the accessories.  I’m personally enamored by the black mesh sports bra and pink sweater (which she and her baby bump look positively radiant in) but found I would easily wear all of the pieces in and out of the gym. The pants offer wide waist bands (bye bye muffin top) and all of the pieces are extremely durable and washable which means you get to hold on to that adorable pink sweater just a little bit longer. I have a feeling when Spring rolls around I’ll be adding a little pep in my step with these pieces. What do you think?
This post has been brought to you in partnership with DICK's Sporting Goods. As always, thank you for supporting the brands that make this blog possible!
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Plaid Poncho

15 December 2014

I don't know about you guys but I cannot believe it's already the middle of the month. Where did this month, er, year go? Just blew on by. Well, I'm officially back from (blowing up your Instagram feed in) New Orleans, and I can't wait to share the trip with you - but until then you're going to have to check out my (favorite piece this season, the plaid) poncho and how I wore it before heading down south.

Personally, I can't take the darn thing off and can't get enough of the reservable prints. I think the red lips  makes it, who's with me?

Poncho Steve Madden via Zappos, Skirt & Sweater TJMAXX, Jacket Spiegel, Bag LANY, Boots DIBA, Hat Debshops

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Sliver of Shimmer

11 December 2014

Now that all of my coats have been successfully rotated to the front of the closet I can start bringing out all of my personal favorites from last year to give a whole new life. First up, this gorgeous gold threaded Spiegel coat paired effortlessly with a {deep} pop of purple. It's kind of perfect.  What coats are you obsessing over for winter?

jacket spiegel, scarf nordstrom rack, hat bijuju, bag lulu*s, tights hanes & boots sole society
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Gifting Yourself: Embraceable Pajama Separates + $60 to Soma

10 December 2014

Over the last couple of years I've found myself moving on from my typical t-shirt and boy short sleep wear ensembles to something a little more sophisticated and subtle. Clearly comfort is key, but style always plays a little bit of a part, yes, even when I'm sleeping. The only thing to really fit that bill are pajama sets, and I know you're with me because their growing popularity over the last couple of years has just about everyone stocking up. 

So when I found Soma's Embraceable™ Pajama Separates I was immediately enamored with their stunning prints, luxurious jersey knits and adjustable waistbands pulled together by a sleek satin drawstring. They're beautiful yet cozy at the same time, making me feel totally justified wearing them throughout the day while working from home. Also, they have pockets. So, there's that. They're sold as separates to give you the flexibility with sizing and found they're pretty true to size. I'm wearing Masterpiece in Small {Top and Bottom}.
As far as gifting goes, they're an obvious choice for self gifting but I'm convinced all the ladies in my life need a pair this season, including my mom {which is perfect because they have short inseams as well - major win}. Naturally, no pajama ensemble is complete without complimenting slippers, so Embraceable™ Plush Slippers are an obvious addition. I mixed prints, because let's be real, how could I not? But if you're looking to match your pajamas, all of their colors and prints match the Embraceable collection, for maximum head to toe style. Plus, they're $10 with any sleep wear purchase (online and in boutiques until 12/24), so no arm twisting here.
So, with all that being said I'm teaming up with Soma to give one lucky reader a $60 gift certificate to shop for your self or gift this season! To Enter, comment below with your email and your favorite giftable piece from the collection ! (Ends 12/20)


Plus TfDiaries Readers get 20% Off Your Entire Purchase, Plus Free Shipping and Returns with code 17156.

Disclaimer:
Present coupon at time of merchandise purchase in Soma stores (including outlets) or enter offer code 17156 when ordering online at soma.com or at 1.866.768.7662. Offer excludes purchase of gift cards, previously purchased merchandise, taxes, shipping or soma.com clearance items. One time use only, may not be combined with other coupons, offers or events, except Love Soma Rewards. If you return a portion of your purchase, an applicable portion of your original discount will be forfeited. Not valid if reproduced. No cash value. Non-transferable. Exclusions applied. Free Returns on purchase made at soma.com or at 1.866.768.7662. No adjustments on prior purchases or shipments. Free return shipping is only available for items shipped from a U.S. address and must be made within 60 days of purchase in accordance with our Return Policy. See soma.com or call 1.866.768.7662 for Soma's complete Return Policy. Offer expires December 24, 2014.

Happy Holidays!
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Soma. The opinions and text are all mine.

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Gift Guide: For The Beauty Buff

09 December 2014

As time draws near to the big {unwrapping} day it has some of us scrambling to do a little last minute shopping, or in my case all of it. Yep, I haven't even started yet and I'm traveling all week. However, after browsing some of these gifts for some of my beauty loving besties I think I might have easily checked a couple off the list. There's just something about a beauty girl that makes things so much easier sometimes...

Here are my picks for the Beauty Buff for under $55! A lot of these have sweet deals attached to the gift such as free shipping and gift with purchase, which means hello savings!
Ciate Mini Mani Month, Lord & Taylor $29 {SO AWESOME!}
Stila Sparkling Rose, Ulta $39 {+ Free Gift}

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