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!

Wednesday, October 8, 2014


You know those days when you hate everything in your closet?  Either you are lacking in a few wardrobe essentials, or you are just sick of staring at the same pieces and are too rushed or lazy to strategically pick through it all and come up with a new coordinating outfit from the same clothing you see day after day.  But you haven't had the time or money to shop for what you need.  You wish that something would just turn up at your doorstep that is magically your size and style.  Well today I'm going to make that dream a reality for you.  I've partnered with Le Tote to bring you the solution to this problem!  Le Tote is like your online closet.  It gives you access to tons of classic high-end clothing and jewelry that you get unlimited access to for $49 a month.

In a nutshell, here's how it works: sign up at Le Tote and browse through their items.  If you see anything that you like, click the "add to closet" button.  With the $49 per month Boutique Box subscription, Le Tote will package up 3 clothing items and 2 jewelry items from your "closet" and deliver them to your doorstep within 2 business days.  Then you can wear those items as much as you like, keep what you want and return the rest in the pre-labeled return bag provided.  You will be charged for any items that you keep, but every item is deeply discounted for all Le Tote members.  They have incredibly fast turnaround time, and I have averaged about 3 boxes a month.  It has been so fun to see what I will get in each package and use the items with things I already own to create new looks.

I love simple classic silhouettes and colors.  Le Tote has plenty of options in line with my style.  Take a look at some of the looks I put together with my Le Tote boxes below...

Skirt + Necklace: Le Tote

Top + Skirt + Necklace + Bracelet: Le Tote
Shoes (similar) | Glasses (similar) | Earrings | Clutch  (on sale!) | Watch

Top + Skirt + Earrings + Bracelet: Le Tote
Bracelet | Clutch | Shoes (similar) | Necklace (currently sold out, similar)

Here's a peek into my closet of some of the items that will be arriving on my doorstep soon.  This has made getting ready for church so much easier!  I'm always rushed with getting the boys and myself ready, and having fun new pieces to wear makes the outfit selection fun and fast rather than stressful.

I want you all to experience this service as well!  Take 50% off  your first month of Le Tote with the code: ElleApparel.

Thank you to Le Tote for sponsoring this post.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.  Thank you for supporting the brands that make this blog possible. 

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