Wednesday, October 23, 2013

OOTD: Monochromatic and Lace

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Remember this IG OOTD? Well, I finally had a chance to wear it again and snap some pics. This past weekend we went to my alma mater's pumpkin patch with Ellie and our family and had the best time. This outfit was perfect to wear to keep cool and be comfortable. I wore the light cardigan to keep the sun off my arms, but it turned out to be too hot so I ended up taking it off midday.

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Kiki La'Rue Easy Come, Easy Go Cardigan in Oatmeal
Forever 21 Blouse (old)
Kiki La'Rue Country Girl Shorts in Cream
"E" Necklace from Very Jane via Tom Design
Monogram Necklace from Etsy shop MonoArtian

We had such a fun time at the festival, but it was so packed! We've gone before, but it wasn't as crowded in years prior. There were a lot more vendors there this year and we actually didn't pick up pumpkins because it was too hot and we were ready to leave by the time we had checked out all the shops and food trucks. We'll just get some pumpkins later this month to carve for the holiday.

Do you visit a pumpkin festival? Are you good at carving? It's so hard, maybe I'll just glitter and paint mine this year.

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Trendy Tot Tuesday: Eleanor Lynn Mix and Match

Today I'm so happy to be guest hosting Trendy Tot Tuesday link-up today! Thank you Megan at Table for Three, Kelly at Modern Camelot, and Lindsay at Baby Mama Drama for having me host. I love seeing each guest hostess and the link-ups to see what are some great pieces for Ellie to wear, new places to shop, and finding some awesome Etsy shops. Trendy Tot is a fun link up to show off your little one and their style. Plus, you get to show off some cute pics of your little sweetie.

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I've shopped for Ellie since day one- it's so fun shopping for babies, but shopping for girls is extra delightful. I love baby clothes and there's so much variety available for our wee ones. I like to buy easy and comfortable pieces for her to wear that are easy to wear, wash well, and can be mixed and matched. I like to buy a variety of colors for her, but my favorite on her are blues and yellows. They just make her bright eyes pop! Oh, and we are headband obsessed! Here are some of my favorite things to buy for my little bunny.

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Top Row L-R
2nd Row L-R
3rd Row L-R

The Carter's sets are great because you get a cute outfit, but each piece is so easy to match with other pieces that I've bought separately or from other sets. I like to get her fun prints that have a feminine touch like the ruffle long sleeves, jeweled buttons, or anything with a bow on it. Or has glitter.

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The Trendy Tot of the week is the adorable miss Caprilee from "You, Me, and Capri" Don't you just love that hoodie on her?

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  • Trendy Tot Tuesday is a chance to talk about kid’s style, and pretty much anything goes. Pictures of your cutie, talking about their style (that you buy and dress them in, ahem!), a Polyvore board, linking to the new kid’s line at the Gap – anything! All ages welcome, from you sweet pregnant mamas stocking up a closet to the teenagers that probably pick all their own stuff out now
  • This is a hop-style link up – please follow your hosts (Kelly at Modern Camelot, Lindsay at Baby Mama Drama, and Megan at Table for Three) as well as myself! We are in spots 1-4. Also, jump around to meet other bloggers! We hope everyone gains some new followers from this link-up and finds some fabulous new blogs!
  • Please link back to (at least!) one of us, and feel free to steal our badge if you’d like. If you’re a tweeter or instagram-er, use #trendytot
  • Interested in guest hosting? Please email Megan to get added to the list!
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Monday, October 21, 2013

Kleenex to the Rescue!

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This post is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group® and Kleenex but all my opinions are my own. #KleenexAllergy #pmedia

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As a long time allergy sufferer, this fall transition has been no different for me than previous years. Sore throats in the morning, itchy eyes, and worst of all a runny and sneezing nose. I hate that part. I thought you were supposed to grow out of allergies like these as you age, what happened?

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Since I'm still nursing, I'm not taking anything for my allergy symptoms besides hot tea and my good ole friend the Kleenex. Nothing is worst than a bright red, dry nose to go along with allergies and luckily with this Target coupon, you can get a free 3-pack pocket pack (or a 2-pack wallet pack) with a purchase of a Kleenex 4-pack (while supplies last). 

So this weekend, on my weekly Target run I stocked up. The first time I moved out on my own my mother had told me there were two brands to never skimp on and one of those was Kleenex. With a history of red Rudolph noses, I've listened to her and Kleenex has helped me every year keep my nose nice and pretty.

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I love that the Pocket Packs fit perfectly into the carrying case my Grandmother made for me. Plus I love the fun designed of the Kleenex packages with the hot pink yarn she chose- such a fun combo!

What do you use to manage your allergies? Is Kleenex a part of your regime like it is for me? Don't forget to use this Target coupon to take advantage of a free 3-pack pocket pack (or a 2-pack wallet pack) with a purchase of a Kleenex 4-pack (while supplies last)!

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

My Doppelganger + Monthly Must-Reads

Who is your celebrity doppelganger? This is always such a fun question and I love to see what people get. I personally don't I'm in any way twins with these ladies, but I do kind of see how we may look alike. The two people I seem to always get is....drum roll please.....

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Tara Reid (back in her better days) and Sarah Michelle Gellar. 
What do you think?

Question of the Month: Who is your celebrity doppelgangers? Do people keep telling you that you remind them of someone?

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Instagram OOTD & Jewels

I try and be good about taking pics of my outfits for the blog, but sometimes our day is too hectic when we get home to worry about taking pics, it's dark outside, or I just plum do not have anyone to take a pic of me- I mean Ellie doesn't have the coordination just yet you know? So instead, I will take a quick pic and post it to my IG account. So, if you have Instagram, you've already seen these and you can just skip right over this post altogether.

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1. "E" Necklace from Very Jane via Tom Design and Heart Necklace from Etsy shop Junghwa
2. Monogram Necklace from Etsy shop MonoArtian , clover necklace from Groopdealz, Beautiful Bay Necklace from Kiki La'Rue (sold out, but they have a similar one here, Clover earrings from Very Jane via Paisley Perch Boutique 
3. Bubble necklace from Groopdealz and E" Necklace from Very Jane via Tom Design
4. E" Necklace from Very Jane via Tom Design and Monogram Necklace from Etsy shop MonoArtian

I've really been into layering my necklaces. I feel like I wear my "E" necklace almost daily. It's just so easy to mix in with my necklaces and layer together.

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1. Number bracelets from Groopdealz via Erica B Studios
2. Crystal Vine necklace from Very Jane via Apple of My Eye Jewelry
3. Simple jewel necklace from Simple Addiction
4. Clementine necklace from Groopdealz
5. and 6. JCrew inspired necklaces from Very Jane via Glitter and lace Boutique

While I was on my maternity leave, I really stocked up on jewelry. I've always liked jewelry, but increased the amount of necklaces I own by a ton! I think I may even have gone over board.

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1. Forever 21 Pencil Skirt (old) and Old Navy Plaid shirt (similar here)
2. Floral Leggings from Very Jane via White Plum Boutique, Target Mossimo Sandals and Tank (both old)
3. Steve Madden flats, Forever 21 Jeans, Target Boyfriend VNeck, Kiki La'Rue Lenore Scarf
4. Old Navy Tote, Forever 21 blouse (old), Kiki La'Rue Easy Come Easy Go Cardigan, Kiki La'Rue Country Girl Shorts , Aldo Barbara Sandals
5.  Judith March Football Season Tank and Distressed Denim Cut Offs from Forever 21
6. Old Navy Sandals (old),  Forever 21 Jeans, Ashley Button Back Top, Sequin Clutch from Very Jane via Mindy Mae’s Market

I'll definitely be posting some more full outfits coming up, I love doing outfits posts and love to see what others are wearing. Especially as we start the transition into cooler temps.

Hope you all have a fantastic day! Thank you for reading!