Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Bad Blogger

You all, 2014 has been FABULOUS--full of surprises, blessings, hard times, and lots of laughter! But, after closing on our dream home YESTERDAY (yay!!), getting ready for Christmas, and taking on new job responsibilities; I am whooped. 

This pretty much sums it up--


So I will giving myself the rest of the year off from blogging. It is a chance to reset and get my creative juices flowing again. I have had the BEST time blogging this year, and making friends with readers from all over the world. Thank you so much for being apart of this journey with me! I can't wait to get back at it in 2015!!

Happy Holidays
Love you all
oxox,
9




Monday, December 15, 2014

Fashionably Late To The Party








{Dress: Loft (sold out online, check in store!)} {Boots: Gianni Bini Similar} {Sunnies: Aldo}
{Belt: Thrifted Splurge/Save} {Clutch: Body Central LOVE/Save}
{Watch: c/o Daniel Wellington 15% off with code holiday_fashionblingandothergirlythings Dec. 31st}

Fashionistas! It is so good to be back--I had the most wonderful time in Mexico, but missed blogging a ton :) I feel so out of the loop--what's new in Blogland?!

I can't wait to share with you all the fun we had and the adventures we went on in Mexico--so come back Wednesday to read all about it!

In today's look--I feel a little late to the party, but that is just means I am fashionably late right?! Roll with me here people. This dress was EVERYWHERE a few months ago--and although I loved it from the start--my wallet hated the price tag. Fast forward to this past Friday--I snagged it on sale and in my size for $17. Yes, $17--so you know it was so coming home with me.

I wore it out with my in-laws and hubs last night when we went and saw A Christmas Carol in Cleveland. And, let me tell you, this dress was worth the wait.
Feels good to be back
oxox,
42




Friday, December 5, 2014

Stuffing the Stockings

STOCKING STUFFERS


Last day of work before I head out to Cancun on Sunday--and I am so worthless--can't concentrate on a darn thing. I have been so slacking on my Christmas shopping too--so, in case you are in the same boat as me--I made a fun list of easy and affordable stocking stuffers for the loved ones on your list! Just click on each one to see where to buy them :)

P.S. You can get the watch listed above, and any other Daniel Wellington purchase for 15% off now through December 31st with the promo code holiday_fashionblingandothergirlythings. **Only directly on their website**

I will be taking all next week off while I am on vaca. So, you fashionistas have a fabulous week!!!

oxox,
27




Wednesday, December 3, 2014

These are My Confessions

Y'all it has been a good long while since I have gotten any confessions off my chest, and with all the craziness that is my life these days--there is plenty to tell!

Like how this perfectly describes my life if you exchange the word weddings for babies--



And, how my husband and I have fought (more than I would like to admit) over hiring movers, for the move that will take place in the middle of WINTER, but he's all--


I have seriously been trying to save money because of said move, and I have been doing an OK job--


But, #thestruggleisreal --


Plus, we leave on vaca Sunday to go to Cancun, and I was all pumped up to eat healthy for the last month and kill it in my bikini, but--


And after washing my IPhone in the laundry, I realized why I got rid of my Droid in the first place--


But, heck--I am headed to Cancun, I have an IPhone on order, and we move into our dream home in less than a month! So life is good, even if it might make me a little nutty at times :)

oxox,
33




Monday, December 1, 2014

Geek Chic and an Express Giveaway, O My!






 {Glasses: c/o Firmoo} {Vest: Groopdealz save 15% with code CYBERMONDAY15 thru 12/1}
{Pants: Forever21 Identical} {Boots: Target
{Watch: c/o Daniel Wellington 15% with code holiday_fashionblingandothergirlythings}

I have a confession--I am blind as a bat! Without my contacts or glasses on--I can't see a clock from a foot away. I wear my contacts 99%, but every now and then I want to rock the geek chic of my glasses. So I was really thrilled when Firmoo asked me to review a pair of their eye-wear.

When they arrived I was really scared they would be too small (I have a super large head ha I am not joking guys!), but they fit awesome, and the frames were the size I had hoped! They are super high quality and you literally cannot beat the price. I also really liked the fact that they are durable, but not heavy (and don't give me headache wearing them, like some other glasses have done)--if that makes sense! Plus, they are such a fabulous accessory to any outfit. I highly recommend checking them out :)

Yay!! And, I am also so excited to be teaming up with a group of FABULOUS bloggers to give away a $650 Express Gift Card!! Who doesn't need that around the holidays?! Make sure you use the rafflecopter and enter below!





32




Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Mixing It Up





{Watch: c/o Daniel Wellington}{Cardi: Loft} {Sweater: old Similar} {Jeans: A&F}
{Shoes: Payless} {Scarf: thrifted Similar} {Sunnies: F21}

Happy Thanksgiving Eve Y'all!! Is anyone else ready to stuff there face with a bunch of turkey--or in my case, the stuffing?! (I am team carbs all that way ha!)

I am going to leave with you a fun pattern mixing look that anyone can pull off. Stripes and Leopard is were it's at. It's an easy combo, but perfectly on trend for this season.

I am also wearing this fabulous and classic watch from Daniel Wellington's Collection. I am obsessed with the rose gold detail of it. If there is one piece of jewelry I like to spend a little more money on, it is a good watch, and the quality of these pieces makes them worth it! Visit Daniel Wellington or check them out on IG @danielwellingtonwatches and get 15% any product until December 31st using the code holiday_fashionblingandothergirlythings. Any of these watches would make fantastic Christmas presents :)
Have a marvelous Thanksgiving!
oxox,
29




Monday, November 24, 2014

Winter Grey






{Sweater: Old Navy} {Shirt: Old Navy in light grey} {Jeans: Buckle}
{Headband: Maurices} {Shoes: Thrifted Similar} {Sunnies: F21}

Happy Monday Fashionistas!! Did you all have a good weekend?! Mine was really nice--did some going out, some relaxing, and a lot of puppy snugglin' :)

This comfy look has been a go to for me this year already. I think I have worn this sweater about 4 times already ha! Getting my moneys worth that is for sure :) It is so easy to layer over long sleeves--and today I kept it simple, but wearing a lighter grey shirt underneath. It's a monochromatic color scheme that really makes a statement!

Anyone else into grey's this year?!
oxox,
30




Friday, November 21, 2014

Holiday Party Dresses Under $100

So in keeping with my Winter Dress theme from Wednesdays Post I wanted to share with you some of my favorite party dresses for the season--all UNDER $100!! A lot of us have some holiday parties to attend this season and it can be hard to find dresses that are weather, party, and budget appropriate. 

Which one is your favorite?! 

I have the Piperlime Gold Chevron one on my wishlist :)

Happy Friday
oxox,
23




Wednesday, November 19, 2014

The Winter Dress and O, Hey Girl Link-Up


I am so excited you all to be pairing up with two fabulous ladies from Pumps and Push-Ups. Erika and Brooke are just fantastic and I have loved following their blog and seeing not only their fashion sense (which is amazing), but also their fitness and nutrition knowledge! They have really motivated me to get my booty in shape this year! They were also so kind as to ask me to co-host their link-up O, Hey Girl! Make sure you join the party :)






{Dress: Limited Almost Identical} {Fur Vest: Thrifted SaveSpendSplurge} {Boots: old love}
{Clutch: c/o Edith Marie Jewelry} {Aldo: Aldo} {Ring: F21}

I chose to style my winter dress with this years hot trend--the fur vest. This fit and flare dress from the Limited is so simple, but put it on with OTK boots, fur, and a sequined clutch and you have a really sassy ensemble that is perfect for a holiday party! P.s. I am beyond obsessed with this Clutch from Edith Marie Jewelry--it comes in four colors and is a gorgeous addition to any look! Now, make sure you head over to Pumps and Push-Ups to see how the beautiful Erika and Brooke styled their dresses :)


34




Monday, November 17, 2014

That Time my Coffee Cup Matched My Outfit







{Sweater: Charlotte Russe (last season) Similar HereHere, and Here} {Jeans: American Eagle}
{Shirt: Charlotte Russe identical} {Ring: F21} {Boots: old Similar} {Necklace: Groopdealz}

First off, I just want to thank you ladies so much--you all were so encouraging and supportive after I had a really rough week last week! Seriously, this blogging community is so amazing and I am so thankful for each and everyone of you who takes time out of your day to visit.

Things have gotten much better--after a mental health day, a good cry, and some wine--I am feeling like myself again! We had an offer accepted on a house!!! Yay! Wahoo! Holler!--not that I am excited or anything (HUGE sarcasm). So now we are just praying all the inspections etc. go smoothly :)

Today we take Geno to a specialist to see if they can help him with his arthritis and we are praying surgery isn't needed. I hate seeing him in pain anymore though--so we want to do whatever it takes to get him back to feeling good!

Did you all have a good weekend?! Who got snow?!

Hint: We did 
Happy Monday
oxox,
38