Happy New Year!

Hi Everyone!

Happy New Year!  I hope that 2019 is filled with blessings on top of blessings for you!  I do not create resolutions because I try to be a better person daily.  But, I did choose a word for 2019; it’s not a positive word per se such as believe or become.  My 2019 word is “refuse.”  I refuse to do anything that does not bring me joy.  I refuse to accept less than I deserve.  I refuse to let people take advantage of my kindness.  I refuse to waste time (I am rescheduling any appointments if the provider keeps me waiting 15 minutes past my appointment time).  You get the point!  I would love to know what you are doing differently in 2019, so share in the comments!

I also wanted to share a few great sales that are going on! J. Crew is offering 60% off of final sale; Kate Spade is offering 40% off of sale; Madewell is offering 40% off sale; and, Tory Burch is having its semi-annual sale with 25% off of sale.

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Here are my J. Crew picks (I own and love these items):

Here are my Madewell picks:

And, here are my Kate Spade picks (I own and love these items).  A few of these items are not on sale:

Finally, here are a few of the Tory Burch pieces that I own and love:

And, this is just a reminder that Nordstrom sells J. Crew and Madewell, too.  So, if an item is sold out at one of those places, be sure to check the Nordstrom site.  This gorgeous coat, for example, is sold out at J. Crew at the moment, but it is in stock in all sizes on the Nordstrom website.  This is a great time to grab staples such as coats if you have been waiting for end of the season deals.  I LOVEEE the following J. Crew coats SOOO much:

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Friday Faves (A Day Late)!!!

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Happy Saturday!  I am sharing my Friday Faves a day late!  J. Crew released several new arrivals this week that I am absolutely loving!  There are two printed pencil skirts that I cannot wait to get my hands on.  And, there are more chunky, cozy sweaters that are SO fabulous.  I am also loving several Kate Spade goodies these days.  Pops of yellow and bold patterns are really catching my eye from the brand.  Finally, as always, Madewell has the cutest and the coziest sweaters now!  Stripes, need I say more?!!?

So, here are my faves these days.  Below is a preview of an outfit that I will be wearing soon; the outfit features one of my favorite coats.  This outfit will be on major repeat.  This coat is fuzzy, furry goodness!  I took a size 12, which is one size down from my normal size.  And, may we please talk about these fab J. Crew sequin heels?!?!  I love a block heel and I am SO hopeful that we will see more of these heels from J. Crew in 2019!

Photo by Lydia Hudgens Photography

I will post more photos of this gorgeous combination and look soon! I love how the colorful dots in this dress pop against this bright and bold yellow coat!  And, of course the calf hair purse adds the perfect finishing touch.

Here are more of my current faves:

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J. Crew New Arrivals: What I’m Loving!!!

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I hope that you’re still enjoying a relaxing holiday season if you celebrate Christmas!  I had the most relaxing Christmas and I am SUPER grateful for it.  We watched NBA games all day and I napped throughout the day.  It was the perfect day for me!  J. Crew updated their website with a few new arrivals the day after Christmas, yay!!!  There are several super cute printed skirts and more cozy Point Sur sweaters!  I LOVEEE J. Crew pencil skirts!  A pencil skirt is a wardrobe must for me and I am convinced that J. Crew makes the best.  So, here are the new arrivals that I am loving!:

 

I cannot wait to get the floral printed pencil skirt in my hands!  I love all of the vibrant colors and the versatility of this piece.  The styling options are endless.  I plan to pull out the navy tones the way that it is styled in the image above the first time I wear it.  But, pulling out the coral or green tones would work well, too.  And, may we please talk about this super cute denim midi pencil skirt?!?! I love how the skirt is styled with a chunky turtleneck sweater and metallic shoes.  This is a casual chic outfit that can easily be dressed up a bit with the right accessories including a fun purse and statement earrings.  The look is just so classic, fun, and simple.

I am totally loving the printed Point Sur full-length pants.  These pants are offered in a jungle print that is reminiscent of the fun floral liberty prints that I love so much.  I cannot wait to try these beauties!  For years, I avoided pants like the plague because I could not find the proper fit.  But, let me tell you, the Point Sur Paper Bag Pant is incredibly flattering.  I sized down from my normal size 16 to a 12 in these pants.  The waist tie cinches in SO well and it hides the lumps and the bumps.  And, the tie is SOOO cute and functional.  I highly recommend these pants.  They are offered in a super fun pink color as well as neutral colors such as black.

That is what I am loving, what J. Crew new arrivals are you loving?

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J. Crew Store Styling Inspiration!

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Merry Christmas Eve (if you celebrate)!  I hope that you’re enjoying a fun, relaxing day doing the things that you love and that bring you joy!  I am totally relaxing and enjoying this fabulous holiday season with my favorite person on the planet, the amazing Toby!  As you know, I LOVE getting inspiration from J. Crew retail store mannequin images.  I am a visual person to the core, so I love seeing how retail stores style pieces different ways.  Today, I am sharing a few of my favorite images.

The following image is SO cute and chic.  The colors, patterns, and textures work SO well together.  These stunning earrings are the perfect finishing touch to complete the look:

Again, the colors in this look are SO rich and vibrant.  I love this combo SO much.  I cannot wait to wear this look soon.  And, I love that the blouse and the cape scarf are paired with the super cute and flattering wide-leg trouser jean to elongate the legs.

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I love the idea of pairing the gorgeous J. Crew signature plaid print with glen plaid for a pop of fun pattern mixing!  I would have never thought to pair these two patterns together, so this is why I LOVE seeing mannequin and style guide images.  These patterns look SO good together!!!!

And, may we talk about these gorgeous shoes with the pearls on them?!?! SOOOO cute!  I own these shoes in the tartan plaid version and I recommend sizing up a 1/2 size.  I am typically a size 9, but I took the shoes in a size 9.5.  Again, this look is so chic, classic, and cute.  I cannot wait to wear these fun patterns together.  It really is an unexpected but super cute pairing.  And, the denim on denim is the perfect complement for the patterns.  The faux fur coat is one of my absolute FAVES.  I sized down from an XL to a Large in the coat and I highly recommend this beauty.  I love all of the colors that are offered in this beauty, but the “Autumn River” is SOOOO vibrant and saturated.  I am also loving the plaid on plaid pairing look in this image!  There is so much great styling inspiration here.

Here is one final look that I love!:

The metallic mini Harper bag looks so good against this fair isle sweater!   This bag is small, but it is SO cute and functional.  I own this bag in several colors and it is the perfect bag! Shop this look below:

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a fantastic holiday!

Friday Faves (A Day Late)!

Hi Everyone!

Happy weekend!  Today, I am sharing my Friday Faves (a day late, LOL)!  I am totally the loving the J. Crew jacket in the following image.  I am a huge fan of the Stewart Plaid and Tartan prints that the brand features.  I am thinking of ways to wear and style these prints beyond the holidays because they are SO cute!  Here is one of my favorite looks that I plan to wear into at least February. This functional bag adds the perfect pop to the outfit!

Photos by Samantha Moore Photography:

I love the idea of pairing plaid on plaid!  The gorgeous shoes in the image below work well with this look, too!  And, there is just something about wearing distressed denim with a plaid, tailored jacket.  I love how the denim dresses the look down a bit while still keeping it super chic! I sized up to a 9.5 in the shoes below.  I am typically a size 9 in shoes.  I took my normal size 14 in the gorgeous jacket that I am wearing above.

And, here are a few of my other favorite “holiday” pieces!:

Also, these fantastic boots are on sale!  I LOVVEEE these boots.  The heel height is perfect and they are SO stylish!  I own most of these and I took my normal size 9 in them:

Thanks for stopping by and have a fantastic Saturday!