Friday, October 31, 2014


Do your kids go back and forth over what they want to be for Halloween as much as mine do?  One day they were going to be Ninja Turtles, the next they were Mario and Luigi.  So I usually hold off on buying fabric for their costumes until 2 weeks before Halloween and go with whatever their latest desire is and tell them there is no turning back.  So a Red Ninja and a Blue Ninja it was!  Technically these are ninjas from the show Ninjago (which they pronounce incorrectly as "Ninja-Go!" and it is adorable).  I wasn't about to attempt the cardboard lego-head look, so I just made the costumes as close to the characters as I could. And if you ask me, these ninjas have some pretty sweet Ninja-Go! moves. (keep your eyes peeled for the raised pinkies)

I'd say that Crocs and flip flops really complete the look.

Make your own!  They are fun, fairly simple, and a lot better looking than some of the store bought ninja costumes (although those are always so tempting when I am up sewing into the wee night hours).

Click through below for the tutorial...

Monday, October 27, 2014


Jacket: Asos | Top: Lulu*s (similar here and here) | Pants: Gap | Clutch: Nordstrom | Shoes: Lulu*s (similar) | Sunglasses: similar | Watch: Arvo | Jewelry: necklace, ring, earrings, bracelet here and here

This jacket is one of my favorites pieces ever.  With such a loud show-stopper, I opted for muted blacks and blues to keep that jacket as the center of attention.  Happy Monday!

Saturday, October 25, 2014


After living in our house almost a year, I am finally ready to really start decorating our space.  We live in a bungalow built back in 1912 that was recently remodeled.  It has so much charm and after lots of stewing, shopping, and planning, I have started finalizing the designs for each room.  Right now I am working on my kitchen/living room area.  It is one big room, and I want a light neutral space with a few pops of color and gold accents (so pretty much how I plan my outfits).  World Market has been a lifesaver for me in the design process.  I feel like they are this hidden gem full of so many beautifully designed pieces at incredible prices.  I just snagged this amazing light fixture for my office for just under $100!  I am completely obsessed and have been on the hunt for something like this for months.

While the decor accents add the finishing touches, starting with amazing furniture pieces are really what kickstarts the look and feel of a room.  World Market is having a huge 25% off sale on all of their furniture and it starts today!  I'm ready to narrow in on some key pieces (these beauties have my name all over them) and wanted to make sure you all could benefit as well.  (use code FURNTIME)  Enjoy, and happy weekend!

Shop my World Market inspiration board below...

Wednesday, October 22, 2014


Top: Nordstrom | Skirt: Leanne Barlow | Shoes: Nordstrom | Bag: Boden | Earrings, Bracelet, Rings: Gorjana | Watch: Michael Kors

Our Take A Bow skirt in Kelly is probably one of the colors in that skirt that I wear the most.  And that green with chambray is my favorite color combination.  Add it with a bit of leopard, and its pretty much a match made in heaven!  

Monday, October 20, 2014


Today I'm giving you a peek into our Halloween decorations this year.  I wanted to keep things pretty simple, and just played up a black and white theme.  This will be a really quick and easy to transition into Thanksgiving once Halloween is over.  I could keep those white pumpkins up all year round.

The boys are really into crafts right now.  Which is fun, because that's totally up my alley.  We made simple cotton ball ghosts that were quick, easy, and not super messy (all of which are key ingredients for a good kids project).  Then I hung them across our front window.  The boys love to admire their handiwork.

When I was setting up to make the ghost, Bradley told me he wanted be filmed while they made them.  So I set up my computer really quick and caught the following gem of a video.  This is incredibly crappy quality, but here is a tutorial for the ghosts by Bradley!  (Cash giggling to himself at the beginning of the video...I could die).


Wednesday, October 15, 2014


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Have you had a chance to check out Shopbop's 25% off site-wide sale yet?  If not, have no fear.  I put together a fall outfit I could literally wear everyday for a month, and each item is 25% off through tomorrow night!  Make sure to use code FAMILY25 to get the discount.  (also, has this bag been on your radar as long as it has been on mine?  Now might be the time to take that plunge...)

Monday, October 13, 2014


Jacket: Nordstrom (sold out, similar here) | Top: Nordstrom | Pants: Zara (sold out, similar) | Shoes: Asos | Bag: Norstrom | Earrings: Baublebar | Sunglasses: Steve Madden (similar)

I remember when I would never think of carrying a black bag with a brown jacket, or mix gold and silver jewelry.  But this Fall, I feel like just about anything goes.  I prefer the more eclectic feel that comes from mixing prints and metals.  I also love these heels.  Like...a lot.

Happy Monday everyone!  We spent a relaxing weekend visiting friends in San Diego.  We had long days playing at the beach and walking along the pier.  It was just what we needed to unwind after a busy couple of weeks!

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