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What to wear when you’re having a low-key NYE and don’t want to buy anything

preppy shift dressSometimes, NYE is all glittery dresses, sky-high heels, and blowouts. Sometimes, NYE is a fancy dinner and watching the ball drop on TV. You still want to look nice, but you don’t need to go all out.

My NYE plans? A fancy dinner, some baby snuggles, and probably falling asleep by ten pm. I definitely get to skip the sparkly dress this year.

I put together this look using items I already own. This look is fairly easy to recreate using items you likely already own, too. Here’s what you need:

  • A plain, solid dress. I chose a bold, pink shift — but a simple black dress would be perfectly fine too! Actually, any color will work. Just wear a color that makes you feel like a superstar.
  • A statement necklace. The simple shape of this dress allows for any necklace to work. A longer necklace would be just as eye catching as a shorter necklace. Just make sure the necklace you choose is noticeable and on the chunky side. Think of your necklace as your NYE flair.
  • Fun shoes. You can get really creative here. I matched my shoes to my necklace, but you can really go wild with the shoes.

Done. You just put together a cute NYE outfit for $0.


preppy shift dress

preppy lookShoes: J. Crew Factory (love these) | Dress: C. Wonder (similar) | Necklace: Kenneth Jay Lane


polka dot top

Notice anything different? Oh yes, my hair magically grew two feet. It’s a Christmas miracle!

Just kidding.

I teamed up with Irresistible Me to show off their amazing hair extensions. When the Irresistible Me rep first reached out to me, I was super nervous. I have never worn extensions and I wasn’t sure if I would like them or feel comfortable with them. Luckily, these are clip in extensions. So I can take them out or put them on whenever I want.

Well, it turns out I really like them. I feel like a real Kardashian with the extensions in! So expect to see more of them on the blog!

polkadot top and pencil skirt

polkadot top

polka-dot-top-and-pencil-skirtShoes: J. Crew Factory (old, love these!) | Skirt: Asos | Shirt: H&M (similar) | Extensions: Irresistible Me in deep brown

Fall Prep

fall styleThis is the best time of year for layering because you can layer for looks instead of warmth. I mean when else can you wear a puffy vest and sandals? No other time, that’s when.

ALSO, I recently became obsessed with The Gap. I used to shop there in high school, but I stopped in favor of more trendy clothes from Express. Y’all I LOVED me some Express in high school. I once bought a tank top with a giant sparkly flower on it and nobody could tell me nothin’ with that tank on!

Anyway, back to the Gap. I sort of forgot about the place until Hannah arrived.  The Gap has some of the best baby clothes because they are 100% cotton, can be washed a lot, and they don’t have weird little sayings on everything. Also, they constantly have sales, which is helpful since Hannah grows out of her clothes so quickly. I decided to buy a pair of  Gap jeans while I was getting Hannah some new duds and they were amazing. So yea, now I love The Gap.

fall style

fall style 2

fall style Shoes: Necessary Clothing (love these!) | Jeans: Gap | Top: Gap | Vest: J. Crew Factory | Necklace: Kenneth Jay Lane | Hat: Gap

A Dress A Day Till Christmas Day: You guys, I forgot to post a dress on Friday’s post! So today I am sharing two dresses. In honor of the holidays I chose one dress that’s a tiny bit naughty and one dress that’s nice.

Winter Brights

mural 1Hi all! Happy New Year! I took a short blogging break to spend some time relaxing on the couch with the hubsters. We watched enough HGTV to last a lifetime!

But don’t worry, I am back to start the new year with regular posts.


mural 2

mural 3

mural 4Shoes: C. Wonder | Jeans: H&M | Chambray: J. Crew | Jacket: Target (very old but love this) | scarf: NYC street vendor

Merry, Merry!

holiday 3I’m sorry my posting schedule has been sporadic at best, lately. This time of year is always so crazy (and cold) that I always come up with excuses to lay around my apartment in sweats instead of blogging. It’s unacceptable, and I promise to do better after the holidays! holiday version 2

holiday 2Dress: Zara | TIghts: Duane Reade | Booties: C. Wonder

Snuggly Layers

winter styleDespite the title, in my head I am calling this my ‘sick post’ as both me and my hubby were super sick with terrible colds when these photos were taken. We peeled ourselves off the coach long enough to get some fresh air on the roof and snap some shots. I can’t say the excursion made us feel any better, but it was fun!

winter style

winter style

winter flatsShoes: Piperlime c/o | Jeans: J. Brand | Jacket: J. Crew Factory | Sweater: Piperlime c/o | Hat: H&M


fall styleI am so sorry I’ve been gone so long.

Full disclosure, the reason I haven’t posted is because I can’t figure out how to upload the photos on my camera to my computer, lol. I got this new program and only my husband can work it. So I am at his mercy.

I am usually quite computer/Internet saavy so I am not sure what’s come over me.

fall style

fall style

fall styleBoots:  Enzo Angiolini | Skirt: H&M | Sweater: H&M | Jacket: Tommy Hilfiger

Fall Blues

fall styleIt’s almost time for Thanksgiving, y’all! What are you most excited for?? I am most excited about eating.

I am also excited to give so much thanks for all I have.

But I am also excited about the eating.

Also, my husband and I were talking about the time we went to a Mexican restaurant for Thanksgiving a few years ago. It was hilarious, and random, and awesome — and I would do it again in a heartbeat because the food was just delicious!

fall style

fall style

fall style

fall styleShort: Ann Taylor | Blazer: J. Crew | Jeans: H&M | Necklace: J. Crew Factory | Sunglasses Urban Outfitters

CLOSED: Corilynn Graphic Tee Giveaway!

quaintrelle teeYou guys, I have loved Cori’s shop for years now. Her dreamy skirts and fun dresses are just the cutest. So I am super excited to partner with her on a giveaway. Recently, the Corilynn shop launched a line of graphic tees and we are giving one away to a lucky winner.

This quaintrelle tee is my absolute favorite, but the upper left side tee is sooo cute for gals living in the Pacific Northwest.

Entering is easing!

1) follow Corilynn on Instagram.

2) follow me on Instagram.

3) Let me know what your favorite Corilynn graphic tee is in the comments below!

4) Done and done!

I will pick a winner next week! Sadly, this giveaway is US only, but I promise to have an international giveaway soon!

quaintrelle tee

quaintrelle tee



quaintrelleBoots:  Enzo Angiolini | Skirt: Express | Tee: Corilynn | Hat: H&M