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September 2017

Crushing on Kimonos

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I’m just gonna come right out and say it: I’m so over this heat ya’ll! I need some cooler temps in my life. Mostly because I have a lot more fall stuff I’m itching to wear. Luckily I had this really pretty lightweight kimono to wear today so I still felt like I was one foot out of summer and one foot into fall. I usually pass up kimonos when I’m out shopping (mostly because I feel like I’m wearing a bathrobe in public) but lately I’ve been really into them! I got this one a couple of weeks ago at Francesca’s (which is such a cute little boutique store!) and I’ve worn it about 8 times already. It’s so easy to dress them up or down. And I feel like they really elongate your frame, so if you are petite don’t be afraid to try them out! I’ve got alllllll kinda kimonos linked below. (Side note: please disregard my split ends in these photos, I’m in desperate need of a haircut 🙈). Any way, THIS kimono is very similar to mine!

Who’s extra excited that tomorrow is Friday?! What’s everyone doing this weekend? I’m pretty sure our family is gonna hit up some fall festivals so maybe we will see you around! Xo, Brooke

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OOTD: Pumpkin Spice Latte With A Hint Of Orange

IMG_4951IMG_4954IMG_4956Ya’ll, I seriously can’t stop wearing pants, boots and long sleeve tops/sweater in this 80 degree weather (and I know I’m getting weird looks because of it LOL). I am so over-the-top fall obsessed that my autumn outfits definitely come out a little earlier than they should each year. Today I wore this orange bell sleeve top, because my love for bell sleeves just continues to grow. I got this at Marshall’s a couple of weeks ago. It’s lightweight which is nice for sunnier days and I like that it’s longer (because literally all I’ve been seeing are crop tops everywhere and let me tell you, my pregnancies and love for carbs no longer allow for that kind of shirt). I wore this to preschool drop off/pick up, to the grocery and then to the couch where I’ve been sitting the past hour because I refuse to do the laundry. It’s been an exciting day for this outfit lol. So I know that often when I post Marshall’s items its typically really hard to find them online, which is why I always try to post really similar styles. So check out all the orange tops I picked out below. THIS one in particular is identical to the Lush blouse I have in green and white (and it’s on sale). FYI, the jeans I’m wearing are last year from Maurice’s but I’m linking some other of my favorites from Express. I have always loved Express jeans because they are just so flattering and edgy!

I’ve been getting tons of questions about how the hell I’m able to apply makeup and pick out an outfit every day. I typically pick out my clothes the night before, but some times when I don’t have time, I lay in bed wondering what I’ll wear the next day (which then causes my brain to say, I see you are trying to sleep, lets think about random crap like the perfect way to boil an egg, how a rainbow is made and why the word deer is both singular and plural). I typically shower the night before so I can jump out of bed to quickly do my hair and makeup, and during the week I always wake up half an hour before Vinny and Mia which saves me some serious time! Also, I don’t wash my hair every day either, so dry shampoo is my best friend. I have always been a master at getting ready pretty fast (although I’m sure Pete would disagree). But don’t let that fool you, I’m usually applying mascara while cooking breakfast and trying to get my kids’ shoes on all at the same time!

Hope you enjoy the rest of your Tuesday night my loves! Xo, Brooke

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Andddd here we are again, another Sunday night sulking about having to go back to work tomorrow (at least I am anyway). Did everyone have a great weekend? My husband is a fireman so he worked most of the weekend and also had a golf outing so it was just mostly Vin, Mia and Mommy for the past two days! We did a little shopping (at the Dollar Store lol) went apple picking, out to dinner, a birthday party and then ice cream to finish off our Sunday! These kids seriously are go go go non-stop and I’m the exact same way, so we always try to plan some fun activities for the weekends. We strive on running around like crazy people!

I’m showing you this cute fall/winter outfit (that I literally only wore for 2 hours the other day because it got SO dang hot outside that shorts and a tank had to come out).  I ordered this sweater from Charming Charlie and the detail on it is super cute! It has a criss cross back, distressed/holes and the cream color is so pretty. I usually wear a size M in Charming Charlie tops but decided to go with an XL so that it was super oversized and hung off my shoulder. Right now all Charming Charlie apparel is 40% off which I posted on the blog the other day with some of my favorite picks. Of course this exact sweater isn’t online but I’m linking other distressed fun sweaters for you to cozy up in during the fall and winter season if you don’t have time to swing by a CC store!

I just got the matte hoops in this photo from The Styled Collection in the mail Friday and oh my are they gorgeous and lighweight! I’ve been looking for a different style gold hoop for a while and I loved that these were thicker and they look so expensive but are a great, reasonably priced pair of earrings! THESE are almost identical.

And real quick before I wrap this up, lets talk about mules. I’ve been going back and forth on whether or not I wanted a pair because I’ve seen them on pretty much every fashion blogger’s feet that I follow (my friend told me they look like elf shoes LOL). I actually found this Vince Camuto pair at Marshall’s a couple of weeks ago for a steal and decided to go for them. Now I’m hooked! It’s so easy to just slide them on and go (especially when you’re running late for the bus) and they are easy to walk in and very comfy! I’m striking out tonight with items because I also cannot find these online but again, below are some very similar options! THESE are the closest to the ones I have.

Grab a glass of wine and do some online shopping tonight courtesy of me 😉 See ya’ll soon! Xo, Brooke

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Olive Green & Gorgeous Houses

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Last night my SIL, MIL, GIL and I went to a Homearama show here in our little Ohio town and I think we said “WOW” and “Oh my god” at least 56 times (each). The homes were so beyond beautiful and we were all drooling over EVERYTHING. If you follow me on Snap Chat, you saw my ridiculous amount of snaps (I just couldn’t help myself, I was such a house gawker last night lol). When I got back home I told Pete I found our dream house when we move after the kids graduate high school 😉 I had to add some photos in this blog of all the breathtaking homes we saw!

I wore THIS olive green top last night from Nordstrom in a size L. I actually got super lucky and scored this top for $10.00 from a local mommy! I also have it in white in size M and both size M and L fit me great. It’s literally the perfect blouse. It’s cute with leggings or tucked into jeans like I’m doing here. HERE is the blouse also in red. Unfortunately, a lot of the color and size combos are sold out but Nordstrom restocks stuff pretty well so check back in case you have your eye on it! I’ll link some other blouses options below too. And THESE are the boots I’m sporting that I talked about on the blog the other day.

I have on THIS stunning tiered-necklace and I get so many compliments every time I wear it. It comes in both gold and silver and I’m pretty sure I need to get the silver as well! I see layered necklaces as well as lariats styles are all over the place right now and I’m linking some other pretty gold and silver ones. Also, take a look at THIS one by one of my fav jewelry designers, Panacea on clearance!

Hope ya’ll have a wonderful weekend! Xoxoxo, Brooke

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40% Off Charming Charlie Apparel

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Ohhhh lord girlfriends, one of my favorite stores is having a fantastic 40% off apparel sale! This is gonna be ugly for my credit card 😂 Check out some of my top picks (some of which have been added to my cart!). Spend $50 and get free shipping. Enjoy some Thursday afternoon retail therapy! Xoxoxo, Brooke

Camo Blend Sweatshirt

Plaid Long Sleeve Tunic

Frill Cold Shoulder Top

Peplum Bell Ruffle Top

Strappy Front Tunic Top

Josie Crochet Peplum Top

Plaid Lace Top

Joni Peplum Lace Top

Crochet Shoulder Sweater

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Mara Reversible Ruana Wrap

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Flutter Sleeve Shift Dress

Cozy Cascades Cardigan

Candice Surplice Open Cardigan

 

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