Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Getting Ready

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It’s almost Thanksgiving and I’m working on my menu!  Yep, I’m making everything homemade and am super excited to spend a day bustling around in the kitchen – one of my favorite things to do!  Here’s what my menu is looking like:

Herb-Roasted Turkey (recipe link here)

Sourdough Wild Mushroom and Bacon Stuffing (recipe link here)

Cranberry sauce (recipe link here – I half the sugar)

Green bean casserole (made with real green beans, roasted mushrooms, and fried onions)

Classic mashed potatoes (lots of butter and heavy cream / whole milk) and gravy (thank you turkey drippings!)

Mac & Cheese (all cheddar recipe here, fabulous cheesy blend recipe here)

Sweet potato casserole (so bad for you, but so good!! evaporated milk, butter, brown sugar, vanilla, pecans, marshmallows, etc…)

Pumpkin cheesecake (2 options! Joy of Baking Recipe here and Betty Crocker (super easy!) here)

Sunday, November 23, 2014


Happy Sunday all!  Last week was a fairly rough personal week, so I’m kissing it goodbye and am thankful to be starting this new week.  I couldn’t have chosen a better week to be thankful for since it’s Thanksgiving!  I love to cook, so am planning my menu already and excited to have my house smelling like the holidays!

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Thursday, November 20, 2014


Admittedly, this is one of my favorite outfits.  I fell in love with this red and black leopard print as soon as I saw it!  The fabric is comfortable and well fitted, and it just suits my style to perfection – sexy chic!  Personally, I always hope that favorite outfits bring about favorite days… but unfortunately it’s never quite turned out that way with this one…  I guess I’ll keep trying!

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the brands… blouse and skirt: express. shoes: chinese laundry.

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Wednesday, November 19, 2014



Yep, rewearing my wrap dresses to work this week with the main outfit update being my shoe swap. Since I wasn’t in the mood for jewelry, adding a pop of color in my shoes was a perfect easy option!

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the brands… sweater dress: connected apparel. wrap dress: calvin klein. pink strap pumps: steve madden luxe. purple booties: nine west.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014


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the brands… tee: The Gap. skirt: INC. tights: Victoria’s Secret. shoes: BCBG.

It was snowy cold outside, but I refuse to let weather dampen my wardrobe choices!  Instead, I just brought a pair of Uggs and a sweater with me.  Bonjour Cincinnati snowflakes!

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Booties – Fall Staple

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Casual Friday turned to a casual girls’ night out look!  Just an easy change of the top and a fun jacket to keep warm in the chilly evening air.  Such a fun night!

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Wondering how to wear a great pair of booties this season? 

Skinny Jeans… A perfect option is to wear them with skinny jeans!  Cuff your jeans or tuck them into the booties for a great look and extra highlight of the shoe.  Pair it with a looser blousy top to balance the look.

Paired with a Skirt… Another option is to pair them with a skirt – they look great with all skirt lengths!  Mini, midi, or maxi!  As for pairing booties with a mini skirt, adding a pair of trendy tights brings warmth and style!

Click to shop for a great Fall bootie and neutral clutch!

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Friday, November 14, 2014


After being up since 1:30am Thursday morning, I had limited expectations for what the day would bring.  Surprisingly, things turned around significantly and I ended the day with a can’t-get-rid-of-it smile on my face. 

Wouldn’t it be perfect if all days ended that way?

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As for my look, I was going for some shade of military chic.  Bittersweet though it is – it’s officially time to break out my boots since the autumn winds have arrived.  30 degree temps definitely called for them to come out of shoe storage!  Ah, the cold weather has arrived.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Just another day

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I’ve been loving dark colors of late, and yet again am wearing navy and black together.  Maybe it’s the change of seasons or maybe it’s to help camouflage my extra “mommy curves” that I haven’t lost yet, but either way it’s what I’m going with.  Plus, if I needed another reason to wear navy and black – these shoes would be it!  I adore adore adore these Zara heels and never find occasion to wear them enough, so happily matching them with today’s look.

Monday, November 10, 2014



Oh, what a day!  I was so extremely busy today that I was seriously lucky to get even this one picture taken before bolting out the door for what ended up being a good but completely exhausting day.

As for my outfit, I thought this red blazer would be a great compliment color for the black and white rose pattern cami.  Red, black, and white is always such a chic and classic combination.  You can’t go wrong!

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Summer Dress Goes Fall


I love finding ways to make summer attire wearable for the fall.  Just add accessories!  An outfit can easily make a weather transition with a scarf, jacket, cardigan, tights, or boots.

As for my peanut, she is wrapped in a gorgeous Mossimo muslin wrap – love them!

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Wednesday, November 5, 2014


These last couple days I’ve been drawn to darker tones over my normal colorful choices.  I think it has something to do with the time change and weather shift.  It' gets cooler every day and has been additionally overcast this week, and with the time change I now leave from and return to my house when it is dark… Boo!  Ah well.  On the flip side, cooler temperatures mean the start of toasty warm fires, hot cocoa, and snuggling under a warm blanket.  That I can go for!

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