Friday, November 9, 2018

Quick Life Update + WW Link Up


Hi friends.  Life has been a little stressful the past few days, which is why I don't have a new outfit post today.  I had planned on sharing a perfect (dressy, yet comfortable) Thanksgiving day look, but unfortunately Tyler, my four year old son, got very sick this week landing us in the ER.  Which means photos, and editing were put to a halt.  Don't worry, I'll have the look, and some great Thanksgiving outfit ideas on the blog very soon.  In the meantime, make sure to link up your best looks this week, as I can't wait to see them!

Just a quick Tyler update, he is doing okay!  If you have been following along, then you know that he was diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis this past July.  Although he wasn't yet in remission, he was doing really well over the past few weeks, until he came down with a little virus.  After a few days of on and off again fevers, he woke up Wednesday morning at 3am feeling sick, and ended up not being able to hold anything down all morning.  I took him to the ER to be checked out, as I knew he would need to be on IV fluids, and that's when we discovered he has Pancreatitis.  Because of this, we've been been at Children's for the past couple of day getting him better.  The good news is that he only had a mild case of pancreatitis and is bouncing back super fast.  The bad news, is after giving him a CT Scan, we discovered more inflammation of his colon, and his colitis is actually worse than it was two months ago.  We are praying that his new medicine will kick in soon and get this disease under control, so he can get back to being the happy, funny, kind boy that is normally him.

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The feature blogger is Julie of This Main Line Life.  I'm loving the western print on her cardigan, and the colors.  It looks so cozy!  Make sure to stop by her blog and say hello.

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Friday, November 2, 2018

Fall Momiform + WW Link Up

Pom Pom Sweater
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Each season, I have one outfit that I wear on constant repeat.  Although I enjoy changing up my look and wearing new trends, sometimes it's great to have a go-to outfit that makes getting dressed a no brainer.  This is my current go-to outfit.  I call it my momiform.  It's easy, comfortable, kid friendly, yet I still look put together.  This knit sweater has been one of my favorite additions to my wardrobe this fall.  Not only is it cozy, but I love how the heart shaped pom poms add a stylish feel.  Also, these jeans are amazing!  You all know that I only wear high rise jeans, and these fit love a glove.  The high rise sucks everything in, while the dark, clean denim is perfect for winter.  Because I'm always running around chasing two toddlers, I need to have comfortable shoes, and I love that mules (or slides) are on trend.  They are comfortable, easy to slide on, and super cute while having a classic feel.  Of course, I can never leave my house without a pair of large sunglasses.  Not only do they hide my tired eyes, but all you have to do is throw on a little lipstick with them, and you look instantly put together!

Mom Outfit

Casual Mom Outfit

Pom Pom Sweater

Stylish Mom Outfit




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The feature blogger is Elsie from Polished Whimsy.  I'm loving her leather skirt and leopard pumps.  What perfect fall pieces!  I'm also loving her tips on transitioning outfits for the fall.  Make sure to stop by her blog to check them out, and say hello!


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Friday, October 26, 2018

Trunk Club Boston Visit + Link Up

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Earlier this week, I had the privilege of visiting my local Trunk Club to be styled.  I know a lot of you are familiar with Trunk Club, the personal styling service (if you're not, don't fret, I'm sharing more about the service in this post).  However, what many don't realize is that Trunk Club also offers in-person styling at one of their clubhouses.  Now, there are only six cities that have clubhouses throughout the country, and Boston happens to be one.  I have been using Trunk Club for several months now, and LOVE the service, however this was my first time being styled in-person, and it was an experience everyone should, well, experience.

Trunk Clun Boston

Trunk Club Boston

Trunk Club Boston is located in the Back Bay neighborhood, right on Boylston Street.  Upon walking in, there was an immediate feeling of warmth.  I'm not sure if it was from the friendly greeting or the comfy leather couches, but I'm assuming it was a mix of both.  There was a bar that span the entire front half of the club, where complementary beverages were served.  I opted for water, but next time I may bring a friend along, and choose a cocktail! I was then introduced to my stylist, Reva, who brought me to my fitting room area, which resembled a small living room.

There, we first talked about my clothing preferences and lifestyle.  Now, she already had an idea about these, as she had put together my previous two Trunks. However, if you're new to Trunk, this is where your stylist really gets to know, you so be open and don't hold back.  After our initial chat, Reva then went to collect the items she had picked out for me.  Similar to receiving a Trunk in the mail, she had a rolling rack filled with about 20 pieces which included shoes and accessories.  Let's just say, I was pretty much obsessed with everything she had me try on.

Trunk Club Boston

Trunk Club Boston

Trunk Club Review

First up was this knit from Rag & Bone.  Although I don't typically wear reds and bold colors like this, I quickly fell in love with this sweater.  It's something I can see myself wearing dressed up (perfect for the holiday season), or with distressed jeans and booties on the weekends.  My favorite thing about this sweater was the funnel neck.  It just fit so well, and was super soft.  Another thing I fell in love with were these jeans!  They are, by far, the most comfortable pair of jeans I have ever put on.  They are by L'AGENCE and it was my first time trying the brand.  They formed to my body like none of my other jeans ever have, were super soft, and had the perfect high rise.  I wasn't sure if I needed another pair of distressed jeans in my closet, so they didn't come home with me.  However, I can tell you the next pair of jeans that I do purchase will be from this brand, because they are worth every. single. penny.

*I couldn't find the exact distressed wash for the jeans online, so I linked the non-distressed wash instead.

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Trunk Club Review

Next was this Rag & Bone blouse that had a fun zipper detail, and a great fit.  Although the blouse was on the flowy side, the cut allowed it to drape your body just right, showing off your figure.  I also loved that I could wear the zipper as high or as low as I wanted, making this shirt perfect for both the office or a night out.  We paired it with light Rag & Bone jeans for a casual feel.

Also, we need to talk about these boots, because they are amazing.  I loved the cut of them, as they had a classic, yet trendy look, and they were so comfortable.  The best part is that they are weatherproof!  Yes, a suede boot that you can wear in the rain and light snow, and they won't get ruined, plus they keep your feet dry.  If you live in New England you need to check out this brand.  They are by Aquatalia, and again, although on the pricier side, the fact that they're weatherproof makes them work every penny.

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This sweater was one of my favorite items that I tried on.  I'm a big fan of classic pieces with a twist, and fell in love with the sleeves on this Veronica Beard sweater.  Although I've admired Veronica Beard from afar, this was my first time trying on pieces from the brand (Reva also had me try on the Scuba Jacket, which is AMAZING and now on my wish list).  Now, I won't be filling my closet up with Veronica Beard anytime soon, as it's on the pricier side, but I'm looking forward to adding some tops and jackets in the near future.

I do have to admit that a lot of the items my stylist pulled for me were a bit over budget.  However, she was mainly using these items as a reference guide.  Now that she knows I love the fit of this sweater, she can search for something similar in my price range, and add it to my next Trunk.

Trunk Club Boston

Another thing that I learned during my visit, is that Trunk offers custom clothing for men.  Whether you want something causal, or formal wear, they can make it for you. You pick everything from the design, fit and fabric, and they'll bring it to life.  The best part, is Trunk also offers free alterations on most purchases. So if you need your jeans hemmed, or the sleeves taken up on you shirt, it's provided.

Trunk Club Men

If you're unable to make into a clubhouse, don't worry, Trunk Club also has an online service, and ships items right to your home. Plus, it's so simple to schedule a Trunk! After signing up and creating your profile, you are assigned a stylist who will then message you to learn about your style preferences.  You can either talk over the phone, or by email. Your stylist then puts together a package (Trunk) of 12 items to send to you, all to try on in the comfort of your own home.  You have 5 days to decide what you want to keep or send back, then you can either schedule a pick up of your Trunk (in the prepaid package provided), or drop it off at your local Nordstrom store.  Also, if you like an item and it's the wrong size, or want it in a different color, you can exchange it!  The best part is, you get to preview everything that your stylist sends in your Trunk beforehand!  That way, if there was something you know you don't want, you can simply have it switched out for another item!  There is a $25 styling fee with each Trunk.  If you end up keeping any items, then the $25 is put towards your purchase.  If you have a Nordstrom credit card, then the fee is waived! 


Now you may be wondering why someone would get styled in a clubhouse, instead of having everything sent to the comfort of your own home.  Well, there are a couple of good reasons, and the first is the experience.  I felt like I was being pampered during my Trunk Club Boston visit.  Plus it was fun actually meeting my stylist in person (whom I love by the way!) and getting her opinion of how the items fit on.  She was also able to show me how to style each item multiple ways, so I could get the most use out of the items I brought home.  Another great thing about visiting a clubhouse, it that its free.  There is no styling charge, unlike the $25 you pay to have your Trunk send to you.  

If you do have Trunk Clubhouse in your area, I greatly suggest visiting it, especially for your first fitting.  When your stylist is able to see how the clothes fit in person, and hear your feedback, then it really helps them pick out items for you in the future.  I know my next Trunk will be a great one (which is good for me, but bad for my wallet)!


My favorite thing about Trunk Club is having a stylist.  Although many use it for the convenience, I love that Reva picks out items for me that I wouldn't think to try on, and introduces me to new brands.  I ended up going home with the Aquatalia boots, and would have never discovered them if it weren't for her.  If you're looking to try Trunk Club, then I highly, highly recommend Reva.  You can sign up with her HERE.  

You can read about my past two Trunk Club reviews here and here.



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The feature blogger is Ashley of Le Style Rouge.  How fun are her pants!  One of my favorite things about Ashley, is how she always makes super trendy pieces wearable.  Make sure to check out her blog for great fashion tips, and to say hello!

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