Friday, August 10, 2018

Dressing Up With LIT Boutique

Blush Dress
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First off, I just want to thank everyone for your kind comments and wishes about Tyler.  I read every single one of your comments, on every post, and apologize for not being able to respond to them these past few weeks.  They truly brighten my day!  Although we're home from the hospital, Tyler is still fighting his colitis flare up, and between the doctor visits, and trying to learn everything that I can about Inflammatory Bowel Disease,  I am still playing catch up with the blog.  I'm praying that he'll be in remission soon, and we can all get back on a normal schedule.  You can read more about what's going on with Tyler here.

I do have a lot of content (both fashion and beauty wise) coming soon, but in the meantime I'm excited to share the rest of the photos from my LIT Boutique photo shoot.   In last week's post, I shared all about my love for  LIT Boutique, along with cutest outfit (which included the best pair of jeans). Today I'm sharing the perfect dress to wear as a wedding guest, and the cutest camisole, which  I ended up going home with. 

LIT Boutique

Blush Dress with Ruffles

Blush Maxi dress

Free People Camisole

LIT Boutique Review

Paper Bag Pants

Floral Camisole
Look One: DressJewelry via LIT

Look Two: Camisole | Pants | Sunnies | Earrings | Bracelets via LIT

Photography: Hannah Rose Osofsky

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The feature blogger is Katie from Hello Katie Girl.  I'm loving her colorful look, and obsessed with her flamingo tee!  Make sure to stop by Katie's blog for her cheerful fashion and awesome pattern mixing, and to say hello.


Friday, August 3, 2018

Wide Legs and Bell Sleeves

Wide leg cropped jeans
*This post contains sponsored content.  All opinions are my own.

For the past four years, I have done most of my shopping online.  Running two small business from home, while raising twin boys, has left very little time for in-store browsing.  However, there are a few local boutiques that I make sure to visit each season, and one of them is LIT.  From jeans to formal dress, the boutique is always stocked with my favorite brands, and I know I will never end my visit empty handed.  Recently, LIT asked if I would model some of their current items, and of course I couldn't say no.  I immediately fell in love with this 70's inspired assemble that was chosen for me, and can't get enough of these Levi jeans.  They're a high rise, which you all know I'm a big fan of,  and the cropped wide leg is actually flattering  (I was a little skeptical of the cut).  Although they're super cute with sandals (flat or heeled), I think they'll look perfect with a chunky knit and boots come fall.

Tell me, are you a fan of wide leg cropped jeans?

You can shop online here, and for my New England friends, LIT has locations on Newbury Street and Hanover Street in Boston, and on Congress Street in Portsmouth, NH.  

Make sure to check out my last collaboration with LIT Boutique here.

wide legged levis

bell sleeves

Lit Boutique style

Wide leg cropped denim

70s style
Top | Jeans | Bag | Earrings | Necklace  (all via LIT Boutique)

Photography: Hannah Rose Osofsky

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The feature blogger is Nicole of What Nicole Wore.  Not only is her dress adorable, but I'm loving her post on 15 Hilarious Things Bloggers Do. Make sure to stop by her blog to read the post, and say hello.


Friday, July 27, 2018

Life Update + WW Link UP

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Hi friends.  Unfortunately I don't have an outfit post to share today, as I'm still in the hospital with my son Tyler.  If you read last weeks post, then you already know that Tyler was admitted to Children's Hospital for a bacterial infection.  He was having stomach pains and bowl problems for almost six weeks, and because it took us longer than it should have to figure out what was causing them, he had became anemic and dehydrated, landing him in the hospital.  I was initially told that we would only be admitted for two to three days while he was given an IV, and his first few doses of medicine.  However, after a week of taking his antibiotic, there wasn't much improvement in his condition, so the doctors decided a colonoscopy was needed.  Yesterday, we got the results from the colonoscopy and discovered that the reason he wasn't healing (and how he ended up with the infection in the first place), was because he has ulcerative colitis.  Colitis is an Inflammatory Bowel Diseases (IBD) that affects the large intestine, or colon.  There is no cure for colitis, however it is treatable, and can be maintained with the right medicines and diet.  Although no mother ever wants to hear that her child has a chronic condition, there's a bit of relief in finally knowing why he has been so sick, and now we can begin treatment.  Tyler has now been on medicine for the colitis for 24 hours, and is already showing tremendous improvement!  We just need to make sure that his blood count levels are back to normal, and that he can go without being dehydrated when not on an IV before we are released from the hospital.  I have high hopes that we will be home this weekend. 

I've been staying with Tyler at the hospital, and have only been home a couple of times to shower (thank goodness for dry shampoo) and do some laundry.  So lets just say that I haven't been the most fashionable person these past 10 days, or have had time to take blog photos.  I am sharing the outfit that I've basically been living in this past week (below), and  praying that we get home to our own beds this weekend.  I'll be back with outfit posts soon!

Top | Leggings (restocked and on sale!) | Sneakers

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The feature blogger is Bo's Bodacious Blog.  I'm in love with her tie front shorts.  So cute for the summer!  She's styling them two ways, so make sure to visit her blog to see the second look, and to say hello!


Friday, July 20, 2018

White Tassel Jumpsuit + Link Up

White Tassel Jumpsuit #jumpsuit
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This week has been a whirlwind.  My son, Tyler, has been having stomach issues for over six weeks.  After several visits to the doctor, and a trip to the GI specialist, we finally figured out that his stomach pains are being caused by a bacterial infection of his colon.  The good news is that it's treatable with an antibiotic.  However, since it took six weeks to figure out what was going on with his stomach (don't even get me started on that one), he has developed a couple of complications which has lead him to being hospitalized.  We are praying that his antibiotics will kick in today, and we'll be able to bring him home this weekend, but if not, we will need more procedures and test done early next week.  If you have noticed that I've been a little absent from the blog and my Instagram this week,  it's because my mind has been elsewhere!  With that being said, I'll let the photos do the talking for cute little white tassel jumpsuit.  

Just a note that the bottom is a little on the sheer side, but  I wore seamless nude underwear, which did the trick.

Tassel Jumpsuit #jumpsuit

White Jumpsuit #jumpsuit

Off The Shoulder Jumpsuit #jumpsuit

White Tassel Jumpsuit #jumpsuit

Jumpsuit with Tassels #jumpsuit

Affordable White Jumpsuit #jumpsuit

White Jumpsuit #jumpsuit

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The feature blogger is Jamie of Mommy in Flats.  Not only do I love this casual look, but I love her mommy style!  Make sure to stop by her blog and say hello.


Friday, July 13, 2018

My Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Purchases + Link Up

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale #nsale #fallstyle
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I'll admit, I had my alarm set to go off at 3am for the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale (early access) launch, but I just couldn't get out of bed!  Although it probably makes me a bad blogger, since I was late getting my Anniversary Sale post live, sleeping until 7am had me well rested, and refreshed for a day of shopping!  I wasn't able to make it into the store yesterday to shop, since the twins were home with me (major props to moms who can shop with their toddlers), but I searched the Nordstrom website high and low for all my favorite fall pieces, and shared them in this post here.  I made sure to purchase the items I'd been eying online, before they sold out, and opted to pick them up in store (one of my favorite features with shopping Nordstrom online).  Thanks to my Father-in-law, I had a kid-free hour to run to Nordstrom to pick up my purchases, and do a quick browse of the shoe section.  Here is everything I purchased (so far).

For sizing reference, I am 5'7" and 128 lbs.

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Thread & Supply Brandon Fleece Jacket (Original Price $88, Sale Price $58.90):  Seriously the softest jacket ever.  I'll be living in it this fall.  It runs a tad large, and I love how the size small fit me.

Brixon Fiddler Corduroy Baker Boy Cap (Original Price $48, Sale Price $31.90):  How adorable is this hat?  I'm loving the feminine touch of the Rose color, but it also comes in black.  This hat does come sized.  I'm wearing a small, and I still have a little room.

Basic Thermal #nsale #fallstyle

Socialite Thermal Henley (Original Price $38, Sale Price $24.90):  This thermal is such a great basic, and super soft.  Not only is it cute on it's own, but it makes the perfect layering piece.  It comes in three colors and runs a tad on the small side.  I got the medium, and love that it wasn't too fitted.

Madewell 10" High Waist Skinny Jeans (Original Price $135, Sale Price $89.90).  Okay, so I didn't buy these jeans during the sale, but am so excited that they are included, as they're my favorite jeans!!  I think that the wash is a tad different, but the cut is the exact same.  I love the high rise and the button detailing.  Since they are a 29" inseam, they are an ankle fit on me, but love the length for summer, or paired with booties for the fall. They run true to size, and I'm wearing a 26.

Peep Toe Mule #nsale #fallstyle

BP. Tonya Open Toe Mule (Original Price $79.95, Sale Price $49.90): So these were a total impulse purchase.  I didn't notice them until I was browsing the shoe section while picking up my purchases.  It was the blush color that caught my eye, although they also come in black, red, and grey.  I love the block heel, and that I can wear them now and into the fall.  I sized up a half of size.

Lace Trim Camisole #nsale #fallstyle

BP. Lace Trim Satin Camisole (Original Price $35, Sale Price $22.90):  This is a closet staple!  I bought it in black last year, and can't count the amount of times that I have worn it.  It's cute paired with high waist shorts now, and perfect under a cardigan, blazer or leather in the fall.

Faux Leather Jacket #nsale #fallstyle

Blank NYC Meant to Be Moto Jacket (Original Price $98, Sale Price $64.90):  If you're looking for a great faux leather jacket, then this is it!  It comes with a removable hoodie, so it's like two jackets in one.  I love that the hoodie adds a relaxed, causal vibe to the jacket.  I'm normally a size small in Blank, but sized up to the medium.  

Booties #nsale #fallstyle

Vince Camuto Movinta Bootie (Original Price $149.95, Sale Price $99.90):  I'm loving the shape of these booties.   The tapered heel gives off an Isabel Marant vibe, and it's the perfect hight.  Short enough for running around in the daytime, but high enough to wear out at night.  These boots come in four colors, but I opted for the black as I needed a new pair in my wardrobe.  I can definitely see myself wearing these with everything from jeans to dresses.  They run true to size.

I'll be doing an in-store shopping/try-on session soon.  I had planned on doing it today, but think I'll wait until the sale is open for the public to find all of the goodies that are still available.  If you have any product or sizing questions, please feel free to message me.  Also, don't forget to enter the $600 Nordstrom Gift Card Giveaway HERE!

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The feature blogger is Ashleigh of The Lady About Town.  How cute is her patriotic look?!  Make sure to stop by her blog and say hello.

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