11.29.2016

Gift Guide: Gifts for the Hostess

best hostess gifts

1. MONOGRAMMED COCKTAIL NAPKIN // $68
2. MR. & MRS. WINE GLASSES  // $26
3. INITIAL CANDLE  // $45
4. POM POM MONOGRAM KEY CHAIN  // $49
5. NAVY GINGHAM PLATES  // $59
6. TASSEL EARRING GIFT SET  // $68
7. GOLD PINEAPPLE TUMBLER // $36
8. SCALLOPED SERVING TRAY  // $175
9. MONOGRAMMED COCKTAIL STIRRERS  // $55
10. SANTA COCKTAIL GLASSES  // $26
11. MONOGRAMMED KOOZIE  // $35
12. MARBLE SERVING TRAY  // $78





As the holiday party invites start to flood your mailbox, it is a good thing to always be prepared with a gift for the Hostess with the Mostess!

As we get older, and {almost} all our friends have kids, the invites tend to come earlier to allow time for babysitting booking. This extra time also allows you to get a personalized gift, such as these classic cocktail napkins or these monogrammed koozies. The perfect holiday touch. We have our first holiday party coming up and it will be the first time that I leave both children. I am already nervous and second guessing if I can do it...But at least I already have a great hostess gift!


11.27.2016

Cyber Monday


The Savings Continue!

Shop My Favorites from these not to be missed sales. 

ASOS - 30% off everything with code THANKFUL30
- the velvet off the shoulder top I posted on Instagram has sold out, but order in a size down in the tall for a longer fit
-the silver pleated skirt on my Insta Story
-I got this for a stocking stuffer for my mom



BANANA REPUBLIC - 50% off everything
-loving this faux fur jacket


CHICWISH - 25% off with code BLK25


J.CREW FACTORY - 50-60% off everything 
-perfect for New Year's {how yummy would it be paired with gray cashmere???}
-and you know how obsessed I am with this vest, currently $39 in navy and black








11.24.2016

Black Friday deals!


While I have NEVER, never been one to understand the need to go shopping on Black Friday, it doesn't mean I don't get it. 

But you will find me cuddling in bed and online shopping as always! 

The year I had my daughter, I {almost} completely forgot to get my Holiday Shopping done ahead of time. I usually go a little overboard getting thoughtful stocking stuffers and little gifts for my family. I refuse the excuse of having two kids get in my way this year and plan on getting all my shopping done early, and often!

Here are my favorite holiday shops and deals: 
I have included my top 5 selections from each

the BEST for monogrammed gifts


40% off everything!
my closet would be 85% empty if I didn't have J.Crew



their gift guide section is not to be missed!


35% off everything with code VIP35





photo borrowed from here 

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11.23.2016

best early sales!

navy pom pom hat

Some of the best sales have already started! Shop my favorite items.




LACE PEPLUM TOP - perfect for all holiday party needs
 40% off with site wide with code HOLIDAY

NAVY QUILTED JACKET- available in three colors and under $80


TASSEL EARRING GIFT SET- three set for under $70

MONOGRAM KEY RING WALLET- 15% site wide with code VIP15
where my diaper bags are from and I have already ordered this wallet for my own stocking

MONOGRAMMED PJS- perfect for everyone on your list, including you!






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11.21.2016

bows & vest


green utility vest outfit

blush saint laurent

vest and sweater outfit

vest and sweater outfit

bow sweater outfit

bow sweater outfit


bow sweater outfit

sweater and vest outfit

blogger sweater and vest outfit


sweater : GRAY BOW SWEATER
sunglasses : RAY-BAN AVIATORS 


I love that this outfit has it all in the mix: cozy knits, bows and feminine details.

It would be perfect for your upcoming holiday hoping. While we are still solitifying our plans, {to take two kiddos' naps into consideration makes planning more difficult than it sounds}, we do plan to take advantage of the entire long weekend with catching up with family and friends. With no out of town travel plans, I look forward to having this outfit on repeat. The jeans will fit after an extra serving of stuffing, but the bow makes me feel festive!


ps- I am hoping to have more gift guides for you and a Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals post for you, but I am having a difficult time finding time to blog lately. My little Princess is nearly 2 and a delightful handful! And our Little Prince is the sweetest snuggle buddy, but still not sleeping through the night. Therefore, unfortunately, my blogging time has been on the back burner and thus all my holiday ready content that I was hoping to have for you might not be ready! As always, follow along on Instagram and I promise to have some more great holiday ready outfit posts for you soon!




photos by Asha Bailey Photography





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11.20.2016

Gift Guides : Holiday PJs

holiday pjs

For Him : GINGHAM PAJAMA PANTS // PRINTED PAJAMA PANTS // PAJAMA SET // NAUGHTY 'HUNG' PAJAMAS


For Her : PAJAMA SET // RED KNIT PAJAMA SET // FAIR ISLE PAJAMA PANTS // FAIR ISLE PAJAMA SET // WHITE PAJAMA SET {monogram-able!}  // PRINTED PAJAMA SET


For the Little Ones : BEAR FAIR ISLE PAJAMAS // SILENT NIGHT PAJAMA SET // FAIR ISLE PAJAMA SET { we had these last year in my daughter's size and I have reordered this year!} // RED STRIPED ONESISE // BLACK FAIR ISLE PAJAMA SET


I have no idea where this year went! It was just time for gift guides last year.

What better way to jump start your holiday feels {and shopping!} than with some festive pjs?! I have these ones, monogrammed, and they are the perfect fgift for literally anyone on your list. They come for the Mister as well.  These are my favorite Christmas pjs from last year for my daughter and I have reordered them this year in her larger size. I got these for our Little Prince and I can't wait to get cozy in these!






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11.17.2016

black jacquard

jacquard black and gold jacket

gold and black jacket outfit

distressed jeans and heels outfit

black peplum and jacket outfit

black peplum and jacket outfit
jacquard jacket outfit



black and gold holiday outfit

jacquard jacket outfit

jacquard jacket outfit

black peplum top outfit

black peplum top outfit

black and gold jacket outfit

black ferragamo bag

black and gold holiday outfit


black and gold holiday outfit

shoes : LICORICE PUMP
bag : VINTAGE FERRAGAMO CLUTCH {my grandmother's}
sunglasses : RAY-BAN WAYFARER
bracelets : HERMES CLIC CLAC

I am all about easy holiday dressing.

Enter this jacquard open front jacket that could easily be paired with a LBD as with distressed skinny jeans and a comfy peplum top. Paired with a red lip and ladylike accessories, you are ready for whatever is on your holiday party calendar. 

And don't get me started on that relaxed peplum top. I have had my one in oatmeal and this black one on major repeat. Stylish, yet pulled together and with a relaxed enough fit that it looks cute with leggings and jeans {plus, it is easy to nurse in!}, don't be surprised if you see this tee a lot! {plus, it is under $20. Enter heart eyed emoji here}




photos by Asha Bailey

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11.16.2016

double turtleneck


Leave it to off the runway models to make you outfit inspired!

The idea of the double turtleneck has me reaching for the hot cocoa and begging for us to use our fireplace {that we have used less than 10 times since buying the house 6 years ago!}. With San Diego "winter" not cooperating, I am currently storing this look away for outfit inspiration later, in hopes that the temperatures will eventually drop. 

{ easily accomplish with this chunky knit turtleneck layered over this striped tissue turtleneck }



I love the idea of a polish yet casual look for the holidays. A stylish and great fitting pair of jeans and sweater paired with a fancy flat, clean hair and polished makeup will be my holiday uniform. {Fingers crossed that I am able to accomplish the last two. Easier said than done with two adorable kiddos!}

Shop my selections for this inspired holiday ready outfit.








photo borrowed from here


11.14.2016

ankle strapped


How great are these rounded two ankle strap shoes? 

While I have looked everywhere for them, I found these two great alternatives:


ecomes in gray, pink and black and under $70!

I love the idea of them with a cropped jean and a chunky sweater {both under $100} for easy but chic holiday dressing. We are currently solitifying our holiday plans and I love any excuse to plan outfits for special occasions. Think holiday card sessions, Thanksgiving cooking, holiday hang outs and, of course Christmas!

I can't wait to share some outfit posts for easy holiday dressing options. This year, more than most, I am all about dressing for comfort and {nursing} ease!




11.11.2016

maroon bells


maternity bell sleeve outfit

maternity bell sleeve outfit

bell sleeve and shorts outfit

burgundy bell sleeve

maternity bell sleeve outfit

top: BELL SLEEVE TOP non-materntiy
shoes : SALVATORE FERRAGAMO VARINA FLATS in Oxford Blue
bracelets : HERMES CLIC CLAC


It is hard to believe that this is my last bump outfit post!
{Is it, though? My husband and blog photographer joke that I have been pregnant forever, according to the blog. }

I wish I could find a pair of denim shorts that fit my non bump body as well as these maternity shorts fit! While it seems silly to be lusting after shorts in "fall," shorts and sweater is a legitimate San Diego outfit this time of year. 

And I am loving the bell sleeve trend. This top is my current favorite and it is perfect for the holidays and this top is my favorite for the ruffle detail and luscious burgundy color. Both under $50.





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