Thursday, January 12, 2017

Logo Love

Calvin Klein was my jam in middle school. I had the exact shirt above. I doubt it cost $45 back in the late 90's or else my mom would never have bought it for me. But all the styles are back! Break out your big logos again!

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Gucci - Look for Less

Inspo: Jen Aniston and Miamiamine

 You may have seen celebrities and fashion bloggers alike wearing Gucci loafers. I love the look of this loafer and plan to wear it when the snow melts. This Steve Madden version can be found at Nordstrom Rack for under $70. Gucci belts are becoming a bit #basic (IMO). I can't scroll through my IG feed without seeing several fashion bloggers wearing it. It's over $300 and because it's Gucci it would be an investment piece you would keep forever, but if you want another option Frame has a cool double ring belt on Shopbop for a similar look.

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Holiday Highs and Lows

We had a nice long holiday break. We started the break celebrating Roman's actual birthday on the 22nd with donuts! We headed to Jasper to see my side of the family. It's been awhile since my brother, sister and I have all been together with our families so it was a special year. Dan, Roman and I headed back to Indy on Christmas Eve and Santa came Christmas morning. Roman was pretty excited about all his new gifts! Over the next week we celebrated with Dan's family, hit the children's museum, played with new toys, and ended the year in the hospital. Roman had an inguinal hernia, so we spent New Year's Eve at Riley Children's hospital ER. We ended up getting admitted and spent the night. On New Years day Roman had surgery to repair the hernia. Nothing says "Happy New Year" like watching your child in pain and checking vitals when the clock struck midnight. It was a bummer of 2 days. Roman is feeling much better now and is back to his crazy antics. We knew he would be ok when he requested "nacks" (snacks) right away.
I think we are all happy to be back into routine and on the mend! It will definitely be a year to remember the holidays with the highs and lows, joys and pains.

My mom surprised Meagan and I with a visit to the jewelry store to pick out Christmas gifts. It was such a fun idea and time spent together. I picked out a beautiful vintage estate bracelet.

It wouldn't be Christmas without matching PJ's and laughs all around!

Seriously, such blurry pics.

 The only group shot we got, minus a few.

Blurry photo, but the best we got of the 3 of us.

 Tried a new restaurant, Brew, in Jasper.

 My favorite picture from Christmas Eve.

Children's Museum of Indianapolis

 Annual high school friends get-together! It was so fun catching up!

Riding the wagon up to the hospital room.

Feeling much better at home with a big bowl of popcorn.

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Happy 2nd Birthday Roman!

Roman turns 2 today! It's crazy to think about and makes me a little sad to look at his baby pictures. He is so big now! He is all boy. He runs around like crazy, climbs on things, shoots pretend guns, wants to play every sport but is as sweet as can be. He loves to read books and sing songs. He says new words and strings together new sentences every day. He has started asking lots of questions. "Why, what's that"? He loves Mick Mouse and Elmo. He still doesn't sleep well through the night and wants to be rocked to bed. We love him so much and it melts my heart to hear him say I love you back. It's been the best 2 years of our lives. Happy Birthday Roman!

We celebrated his birthday early with a Mickey Mouse party.

 I made 2 brunch casseroles. French Toast Bake and Hash brown casserole. Both were SO good that we plan to have them again for Christmas morning. FYI, the hash brown casserole is really a crockpot recipe, but I baked it at 375 for an hour instead.


Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Holiday Cocktail Party

We had a holiday cocktail party this year with some of our friends. I always love to start planning this party weeks in advance. I love to plan the food, d├ęcor and what I will wear. Funny enough, I should have stated on the invite that it was to be holiday festive, because I ended up being the only one dressed up! Oh well! Anyway, we had a great turnout and incredibly fun night! The lighting in our house was very dark that night, so these pictures aren't that great, but I wanted to document and share it anyway.

In case you were wondering about my outfit. Here are some selfies from the dressing room of Old Navy, neither of which item is from there though. I couldn't decide what to wear and a friend told me to wear the crop top. She said, you will look back years from now and be glad you did. So I did!! Thanks for the nice comments on Instagram it made me feel better about wearing it and also being literally the only one dressed up. :)

Crop top is Topshop from Nordstrom and pleated metallic skirt is from the Gap.

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Wednesday Wishlist

I have been traveling a little bit for work over the last few weeks and I have seen this dress on two girls now. I finally asked a girl where it was from and she told me Zara. I love it. I think it's so cute with the bell sleeves! It's perfect for work with tights and ankle boots.

I found these shoes this week and I'm obsessed with them. I love the embroidery!

Dress - Zara
Boots - Sole Society

Thursday, December 1, 2016

A Few of my Favorite Things

For Christmas I usually like to get my mom, sister, and SIL's things that I love and use the most with hopes that they will love them too. Here are some of my favorite things that I use daily and may be giving as gifts this year.

Land's End Tote Bag. - Roman and I both have the larger version of this bag and use them all the time. They are perfect for overnights, pool days, etc. The canvas is super durable!

Fresh Sugar Tinted Lip treatment. I absolutely love this lip balm. It goes on like a chapstick, but with color! They are regularly $24 each, so I think this little trio for $30 would be an awesome gift!

Kate Spade Initial Necklace - I got this for mothers day last year and wear it all the time. Great gift for others!

Wet Brush- this is so random, but a good friend had this and we all made fun of her for it. Turns out, it's awesome! My stylist even recommended it! Use it, exactly as it says, for wet hair. So good for tangles. You can buy it at Target.

Nars blush/bronzer combo. - If you haven't tried Orgasm blush, then you need to immediately. It looks great on all skin tones!

Timex Weekender watch - Admittedly, Dan had this watch first and I copied him. It's a little boyish, but I like that you can change the strap out.

Living Proof dry shampoo - I was never into dry shampoo until this year and this is my favorite! I get mine at Sephora or Ulta, but I think it's sold on Amazon and even Target.

Zella Leggings - These have been a favorite of mine for a few years. I just recently bought the high waisted ones and love them so much!

Swell water bottle - Dan got me this last year and I love it! I use it every day at work and for the gym. Water stays cold for hours! I loved it this summer on hot days when normal bottles would get hot.

Earrings - I have worn these for a couple of years now and they are my daily go-to. Perfect size and shine!

JCrew Factory Vest - I have this in both the navy and the cream and wish I had black. Goes with everything. Size down. I have XS.