Inspiration: All That Glitters

It’s the holiday season. I’ve finally come to accept it which means it’s time to prepare for all the holidays bring with them – gift giving, parties, events, family gatherings and even a little traveling.

One of my favorite parts of the holidays is getting dolled up for holiday parties. Sometimes we even try to get a little fancy for Christmas dinner … sometimes. So to get in the right mindset for the season of sparkle, I’ve pulled together a little inspiration to help you shop your own closet, a friends’ or before you hit up the mall.

I’ve even included a few sparkly gift ideas at the end because I just couldn’t help myself.

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Want more sparkle? Head over to Pinterest for lots of sequins and holiday gift ideas.

Inspiration: Fall Favorites

It’s officially fall. Well on the calendar that is. Someone has yet to pass along the memo to Mother Nature since it’s still climbing into the 80’s here on the regular.

I’ve pretty much avoided breaking out all my fall gear so far but a crazy messy closet and one afternoon of crazy OCD have me switching out my summer gear for cozier, fall basics. All of that is just a fancy way of saying I packed up my shorts, kicked my espadrilles and sandals to the back of the closet and broke out the scarves, boots and heavier weight pants. Now I’ve got a big load of musty laundry to do but a whole new batch of options for daily dressing. Gotta take the good with the bad there.

To get back in the mood for fall dressing, I’ve rounded up some inspiration. I can guarantee that I’ll be putting my own spin on some of these looks in the near future. Well as soon as those temperatures decide to drop.

Image via Devon Rachel Image via Damsel in DiorImage via seersucker + saddles Get the coat here (it’s under $50!!!)
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Inspiration + Shopping: College Game Day Style

This week has been nuts which accounts for the haphazard posting schedule. Drew (the one that can drive) has been out of town all week which has left me running around like a crazy person. Confession: yesterday I totally forgot where I was supposed to pick up my kid. Obviously I was late getting there. Truly it’s the story of my life.

Anyways, I know you all don’t care that much about that especially when a long weekend is on tap! Not only is it a {beyond wonderful} three-day weekend but it’s the kick-off of college football season. I’m pretty excited for Monday night when my Miami Hurricanes take on UofL here. I’m fully prepared for getting heckled but no matter what the outcome is, I’m just pumped to get to cheer them on in person. And by cheer them on, I mean get to do the “We got some Canes over here” cheer with people who understand it.

Moving on again, I know that no matter who you’re rooting for that you’re probably trying to hunt down some game day ‘fits in the right color which don’t necessarily involve sporting lots of logo apparel. So I’ve rounded up some inspiration in a variety of team colors to help you get your team spirit on in style.

I’ve also got a list of some of the big Labor Day sales in case you get the shopping itch while enjoying some time off. Either way, I hope you all have a bad ass, amazing, relaxing, fun long weekend.

And if you’re tailgaiting on Monday night, I’ll be the crazy girl running around in a Miami jersey (yes, that’s happening – clearly not taking my own advice. There’s no shame in my game).

p.s.  – send me your game day pics and I’ll post them!

 On to the sales… I’ll keep updating these throughout the weekend. 

Anthropologie: Enjoy an EXTRA 20% OFF sale items. over 600 styles added! Limited time only. Ends 9/1

C. Wonder: Get Prepped For Fall with 30% Off Full Price Items at C. Wonder

* Gilt: Labor Day Event Up to 80% off

J.Crew: 40% off Final Sale with Free shipping on orders over $100. Free Shipping on all orders on labor day (8/29-8/31).

* LOFT: 50% off Select Full Price Styles and 50% off Sale Styles. Shop from 8/28 12a EST – 9/1 11:59p EST

* Nordstrom: Up to 40% off

* Sephora: Summer Sendoff Sale! Get up to 75% off hot summer favorites.

Sole Society: Select styles up to 70% off: Footwear (including select Best(ie) Brands), Bags & Accessories. Final Sale.

Waiting on Martha: Friday-Monday 20% off EVERYTHING code, SOLONGSUMMER


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