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Get Ready for Fall with This $1000 ASOS Giveaway!

With fall quickly approaching, it's time to start looking at our wardrobes. Are there any fall staples missing? Anything that needs replacing? Any new trends you want to try? If you said yes to any of these, then this post is definitely for you. I've teamed up with a bunch of other awesome bloggers to bring you a giveaway for an $1000 ASOS card. No, that's not a typo. One thousand dollars. I love shopping on ASOS's website and they have a bunch of awesome fall styles right now. Here are ten of my favs! 

Make sure to scroll to the bottom of this post to enter the giveway! And don't worry, there's only a couple of links for each person! We've tried to keep it simple!

Love the color and the metallic sheen
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You Can Do... Contouring and Highlighting


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A Versatile White Skirt and an Unauthorized Haircut


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An Update on Your Mother's Floral Dress from the 90's

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A Casual LBD

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Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Picks

It's that time of year when we once again have to resist the desire to "buy all the things." Yep, it's the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. And any time I can get things from Nordstrom for less than $50 is a woo-hoo moment for me. It's also the perfect time to pick up investment pieces- things that you want to spend a little more money on because a) you'll use them constantly and/or b) they need to be higher quality. Like watches, coats, sunglasses, handbags, etc. 

If you're not up for wading through 70-ish pages of sale items, I've out together some of my favorite items from the sale. I even grouped them into cute little outfits so you can get a feel for how they could be styled. 


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Cobalt Liner and Metallic Lips

Today I'm sharing a few really simple makeup tutorials. The first three build on top of each other, going from subtle to statement. They're all a great way to incorporate a little color into your eye makeup without it looking too bold. And it just so happens that all of these looks would be perfect for the Fourth of July!

Look #1: Blue Liner
Apply foundation, concealer, a peach or coral shade of blush and any other face products you would like to use,

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Return of the Culottes and Fourth of July Inspiration

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Black and White All Over

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A Father's Day Gift Guide for Gift Procrastinators

If you're like me, then Father's Day always sneaks up on you unexpectedly. I blame it on growing up in Australia where Father's Day is in September. This June nonsense just throws me off. Every. Single. Year. But hey, that's what Amazon is here for, right? That free two-day shipping with Prime is a life saver. In case you are a fellow gift procrastinator, here are some things that you can get from Amazon before Sunday. 
How about an Amazon Fire tablet for just $39.99? That's not a deal, that's a steal.
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Momsemble Monday: Culottes

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Choker Necklaces: Neck Embracers or Gentle Stranglers?

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Boyfriend Jeans and Fashion Rules

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The Comfiest Pants of All the Pants


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That's Not a Deal, That's a Steal: Memorial Day Edition

That's Not a Deal, That's a Steal: Memorial Day Edition

Yep, Memorial Day sales are upon us. I'm not sure who decided that a holiday where we honor those who died in service of our country would be an appropriate day to also make a mass sales day... But anyway, I figured I would do a roundup of the deals that are going on. Because I don't think you have to feel too guilty about shopping for a few minutes today.

Also I have a sale going on on my etsy store. Use code MEMORIAL16 to receive 20% discount off the entire store. It's the perfect time to pick up a bow for any cute little girls in your life!

So here are the deals I've seen and my picks from the sales:




Contemporary Buttoned Denim SkirtContemporary Asymmetric Hem Maxi Dress

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That's Not a Deal, That's a Steal: Leather Sleeved Jacket Edition

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Summer Bottom-Half Wear and Other Made Up Terms

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Flared Jeans: Givers of Curves

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Momsemble Monday: Taking Time for Yourself

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Tissue Paper Flowers- Roses, Peonies, and Anemones



Mother's Day- is there a better occasion to give a handmade gift? This tutorial is perfect for anyone who has procrastinated their shopping, for those who went the gift card route and want their gift to be a little more substantial, or for anyone who wants to give their mother flowers that won't die a few days later. And if you happen to make a double batch for your own home, no one would blame you.

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Wedding Dresses and Hairbrush Violins

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Furry Sweaters and Thigh-High Boots

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10 Ways to Style a Turtleneck Top

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A Momsemble and a Drama Princess

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Letters to Lily: Twelve Months


Dear Lily,

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Dressing up a Dress for Date Night

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The One Where I Wear a Turtleneck Under a Dress


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Making the Case for White Sneakers

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Pom Pom Ears and Leopard Print


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How to Do Easter Wrong

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A Silver Skirt and an Awesome Boot Deal

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A Slightly Silly Spring 2016 Trend Guide

Spring is finally upon us, people. And as a new season dawns, it's time to reevaluate our wardrobes. What needs to go? What's missing?

When adding to your closet, you could walk blindly into your favorite stores and just go with your gut. I'm all for that sometimes. But I also like to have some idea of current trends before I shop for the season. That way, when I see a piece I like, I might also have the satisfaction of knowing that it's also on-trend.

So I thought I'd do a little recap of runway trends from Spring 2016 Fashion Week. Because that was like six months ago and who can remember all the way back then? I can't even remember what I wore yesterday...

There's a reason why I'm a good source to get this info from. I know I should have mentioned this before but I'm totally a supermodel.

Don't believe me? Why? Because I'm only 5'6"? Because I'm "only" a size 4 and not 00? Well, you'd be surprised what a mega pair of spanx and some super high heels can do. And I'm completely offended that you doubt my modeling abilities. I've watched enough America's Next Top Model to know exactly what to do. I've got smizing down.

I modeled for several fashion lines during fashion week for Spring 2016. And I was kind enough to share the pictures that featured trends that I'm most interested in this season. Behold the completely authentic results:

*To shop the trend, you can actually click directly on the images to be taken to the item!*
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Hermes
1. Pleats
This is by no means a new trend but it's one that is still going strong.  This may be one of the easiest trends to incorporate into your wardrobe, too. A pleated maxi skirt is a great option.

Shop the Trend:
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A Rose Themed First Birthday Party

Dress  |  Bow
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The Magic of a Denim Jacket

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February Instagram Challenge Recap

February Instagram Challenge Recap

For the past few months, I've been participating in instagram style challenges. Specifically the #wearwhatwhere ones. If you remember from this post, I burned myself out the first month I tried one of these challenges. Now I don't stress about doing it every day, just the days it fits my schedule. So here are the prompts from February and my resulting looks:

WWWFEB Challenge List




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Letters to Lily: Eleven Months


Dear Lily,

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How to Style a Turtleneck Under a Sweater

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Ode to the Plaid Blanket Scarf

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Fit Issues and a Boot Dilemma

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Blazers, Birthdays, and Adele

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DIY Gold Desks and Chair


Now that we've bought our own house, we finally have enough rooms for me to have a work space/ craft room. But given the big expenses that we've incurred (house, couches, rugs, bedroom set), I haven't had a lot of funds to do much with the room. That's when I decided to check out IKEA. Sure, the stuff is very minimalist and not always pretty, but I figured I could spice something up a little.

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The Perfect Regular, Maternity, and Nursing Dress


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Pink Plaid and a Valentine's Day Recap

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Mommified Neutral Outfit


Today I thought I would try something different and share two takes on a look. The first take is dressier but not something that a SAHM could always wear. I took that look and "mommified" it- in other words, I created a more mom-friendly version. A momsemble, if you will. If I was going on a date, or out with a girlfriend, I would chose the first. But on days where I'm going to the grocery store or to a playground, the second look would be my pick. I think they both look great. They both feature a soft, trendy, neutral color scheme.

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Three Easy Hairstyles for Valentine's Day




So my hair miraculously grew back over night! Just kidding, I filmed this tutorial the day before I got my hair cut, knowing that it would be it's last hurrah. I filmed three really simple but cute hairstyles that would be perfect for Valentine's Day!

Here are some written instructions in case you are allergic to videos, or in case the video is a little unclear:

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Pretty in Pink for Valentine's Day

Today Rachelle (of XOXO, Rachelle) and I are going to be sharing two ways to incorporate a little (or in my case, a lot of) pink into Valentine's Day date outfits!

Here's my look:

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Letters to Lily: Ten Months


Dear Lily,

This was the best picture I could get of you for your ten month shoot! You are a busy little girl so as soon as I sat you on the bed you would turn around and start climbing on the pillows. I eventually resorted to distracting you with a toy which enabled me to get a single picture of you looking at the camera. Unfortunately your toy was hiding your ten month sticker but hey, I'll take it.

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