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THE GIFT GUIDE - for the boys

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twelve // thirteen // fourteen


I could have made this gift guide over 100 items!!! Love shopping for BOY presents:) This gift guide is a combination of Luke’s favorite things and some items on our wishlist for the boys this year. This sweeping/cleaning set has resulted in hours of self-play and recently Harry has loved this pushing this shopping cart around. This is one of my go-to sites for finding interesting toys and home items for kids and babies. They also have great parenting articles. If you’re looking for the perfect gift for boys (and girls) and actually adults love these too…click here. You can NEVER have enough!

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FOR THE BOYS


CLEAN + MODERN

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STYLING NEUTRALS

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I want EVERYTHING! I created a Fall shopping list for a client and had to share. She wanted neutral blush tones, a mixture of textures, and a asked for a trench that would go with everything. Et voila! 

  • Love these sandals ! They're a neutral version of another raffia favorite of mine from Carrie Forbes
  • I get so many questions about the rug in our living room. It's been sold out but found one more site with it. BEST neutral color and looks and feels very expensive!

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OUTFITS FROM THE NORDSTROM ANNIVERSARY SALE

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Only two days left! I bought 5 pieces from the Nordstrom Anniversary sale. I chose classic and versatile items that I knew I would want to buy once it started getting a little colder and a few that I could wear now too. One of the most important things I do as a stylist is help my clients wear their clothing in multiple different ways, style different looks, and make their wardrobe investments worth it. I loved creating today's Lust List because with 12 pieces you can create 8+ looks! Sharing my favorite 5 below:)

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LOOK ONE


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LOOK FIVE

LOOK SIX


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THE PERFECT TRENCH

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Posted on August 4, 2018 and filed under Lust List, Outfits.

PRE FALL FAVORITES

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By not you're probably over all the #NSALE posts and shopping for sweaters and coats when its 95 degrees out seems silly! I will say you'll thank your summer self in September when you want to buy the perfect distressed jean to wear with a new sweater and everything is full price! This post began with a cardigan. It comes in 4 colors (love all of them) but I was really attracted to this minty gray blue. Its a color I've been seeing a lot for Fall and surprisingly looks great paired back to plaids and florals. I've ordered from this site before and its 80% great, 20% ehhh. I will say they represent their items well and the quality is usually one step above Zara. Hope you like this edit! 

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Posted on July 19, 2018 and filed under Lust List.

UNDER $100 - SUMMER

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I recently had a client reach out because because she loved this under $100 post. We had already added a handful of splurge items to her closet for summer but she still had the "itch" to shop. She asked me to round up a few more steal pieces et voilà! Clearly I still had my sister's bachelorette weekend on my mind when I added in the cocktail napkins. Ordered number one and five and LOVE number 12! Another item that didn't make the list but I love is this striped neutral blazer. Perfect for now and Fall!

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Posted on July 6, 2018 and filed under Lust List.

HAPPY 4TH!

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So if the 4th of July is next Wednesday do we celebrate this weekend or next technically? I'm confused! I love the shade of blue in this week's lust list. Not sure if I've admitted this before to you but I'm not a navy girl. People always tell me to wear it and that its a great color for blondes but for some reason its at the bottom of my list. But this paler blue I can get behind!

I'm headed to the Hamptons this weekend for my sister's bachelorette party. SO excited (and so happy we're not going to Vegas LOL). I hope everyone has a great weekend! It looks like its going to be a hot one on the East Coast. 

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LUST LIST


Posted on June 29, 2018 and filed under Lust List.

SUMMER LUST LIST

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Happy first day of summer! Currently sitting outside while Luke plays with slime and Harry naps. After 10+ years in corporate America I'm feeling very grateful for my new found flexibility and work/life balance! Weekend plans you ask? Nothing! We may head up to the farm on Sunday but definitely looking forward to keeping things casual. 

I love this week's lust list because it represents my high/low style. You don't have to break the bank everything in your closet! Can you guess which piece is under $30? This dress is another under $100 favorite!

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Posted on June 22, 2018 and filed under Lust List.

COTE D'AZUR

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Hump day! This week's lust list reminds me so much of the "original" ones. They used to be more themed by color and lately they've become a little more of a weekly cravings roundup. This blue was inspired by my friends recent trip to the South of France. If you don't follow her already you'll have to check out her blog design darling. Here is the link to the palm tree print! So sweet for a boys room or bathroom. 

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THE SUMMER BLUES



Posted on June 7, 2018 and filed under Lust List.

OUT OF OFFICE

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And we're back! I posted a very tired picture of myself on my stories last night and someone responded saying, "Long weekends are not vacations for moms". SO TRUE! I'm wiped today and so happy to get back to our regularly scheduled programming:) I hope everyone had a happy and healthy weekend. We were so happy we cancelled our trip to Florida as it looks like their weather was much worse than ours! 

Frank and I went on a spur of the moment day trip to Rhode Island on Saturday for our anniversary and we had so much fun! Lots of quality time in the car (it was about 2.5 hrs to Watch Hill, another hour to Newport, and then 2.5 hrs home!) but it was a little exciting to be trying something new together sans kids. We needed it! I posted a pic of Frank on instagram this weekend from our wedding day and received so many requests for more pics! Below are three of my favorites:) 

Hope everyone enjoys the rest of this short week!

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LOVING RIGHT NOW



UNDER $100

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HAPPY FRIDAY!!! Its raining in CT and its nap time which means I'm getting lots of work done! I was due for an under 100 post and loved making this one because there are so many pretty (and well priced) things out there right now. 

  • I haven't seen these dress pants in person but I LOVE the look of them! Perfect to pair with a silk top going out or even a t-shirt and a statement earring
  • The perfect little black dress for summer for under 100 - I love this one because its great for a trip into the city...flats during the day and pack a heel to change into at night
  • Again, not sure of the quality (but this brand surprises me!) but I love this tank...color and the lace detail:)
  • This dressy t-shirt is so elegant! 
  • I recently ordered this robe! Love the weight of it for the spring/summer. Look out for an update on it in my Instagram stories!

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Posted on April 27, 2018 and filed under Lust List.

ON ISLAND TIME

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Clearly you can see I have vacation on my mind! I purchased this necklace a couple of weeks ago and knew I wanted to incorporate it into one of my lust lists. You can't tell from the pic but its actually oversized and I immediately thought it looked like an Hermes necklace (and certainly something more expensive). I'm not usually a green person but loved these pale tones paired back to blushes and ivory. If I do wear green its always a shade of "army" which is a closet staple!

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Posted on April 19, 2018 and filed under Lust List.

ALL WHITE EVERYTHING

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Seriously I can't believe its Thursday already! Where did this week go?! There are so many great pieces in the shopbop sale right now that I decided to use it for this week's Lust List! I added these to my order last night...needing to update last year's run-around summer sneaker and they were under $100 on sale. Did you know that even if your first purchase only qualifies you for 20% off but you make another one during the sale they will adjust all your purchases to 25% off?  This happened to me during their Black Friday sale and I was so happy with the customer service!

We're going to Florida for Memorial Day weekend and I've been on the hunt for a bathing suit. I just really want something that has decent seat coverage and isn't over $275 (so much harder than you think!). I'm a less is more person and really only want to own two good quality suits. This white one looks perfect so I'm thinking about it. White can be hard to wear if the fabric isn't thick enough. I like this one too - great nightwear lingerie brand so I'm thinking the fit will be really good. Don't forget to use code EVENT18 when you checkout:)

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MY SHOPBOP FAVORITES



Posted on April 12, 2018 and filed under Lust List.

BLACK AND RAFFIA

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Its funny, I rarely wear black in the Fall/Winter but I find myself gravitating to it more in the warmer months. Call me crazy! I love black and camel or cream. This lust list started with these under $100 espadrille sneakers. Also I've been dying to go away even for just a weekend and we just booked a trip with the boys to Florida! I can't even tell you how excited I am. This will be our first flight with Harrison and Luke together so that will be interesting but well worth it! Lots of What to Pack posts coming your way! Happy Thursday:)

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Posted on April 5, 2018 and filed under Lust List.

UNDER 100 - GETTING BACK TO THE GYM

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Three years and two babies later I'm finally ready to head back into the gym. When I was pregnant with Luke I pictured myself 8 weeks post-partum - jogging around the park pushing a Bob stroller with one hand and an iced tea in the other. A girl can dream!! Well that never happened and now I'm a little embarrassed to admit how long its been since I really exercised. Hence the inspiration for this under $100 roundup. Slight disclaimer today: these sneaks and this pair of wireless headphones are under $150 but I wanted to include them because they were a recent purchase (gifting myself for Mother's Day) and I LOVE them both! Is my gym journey something you would like me to share? PS tagged my favorite 100% natural deodorant above!

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SPRING FEVER

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SNOW DAY and I'm sitting here imagining myself walking down a warm Charleston street in this pretty dress, straw bag in hand filled with flowers! LOL one can dream! This dress almost made it into this week's lust list but it just didn't fit! A great price point though for this style and quality. I also found this style for under $100 IF you can go without a bra (I wish!). AND these white sneaks are so cute for spring/summer and also under $100. Love the jute sole!

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LOVE LUST LIST + GIVEAWAY

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Happy almost Valentine's Day! What do you do for the day of love? Now that Luke is in school its added an extra layer to this year's vday planning which I have to admit I'm kind of excited about! I got a great idea from a blogger friend which I will definitely share if I can execute!

I wasn't going to do a Valentine's themed lust list this year and then I saw this dress and was INSPIRED! I'm obsessed with this color pink. I think it works on every skin color and makes a great wedding guest dress. My sister is getting married this year and I'm thinking this may be the one! Loved these earrings from the moment I saw them. I was surprised to see that my favorite online destination for home decor also sold vintage! I also thought these were pretty!

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PS Did you enter my Instagram giveaway yet? It ends tomorrow night! I partnered with four bloggers and one winner will receive a $250 gift card...whoop whoop! Some of my current shopbop must haves below!

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Posted on February 8, 2018 and filed under Lust List.

REFRESH, ORGANIZE, AND PLAN

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As you know my new year's resolution was to try to be more PRESENT. When I'm with my kids and husband (mostly), but also when I'm with friends, at work, etc. These days its so easy to be distracted by everything and I was finding myself always on my cell phone looking at social media, thinking about where I have to go next, what my plans are for tomorrow, my mind was ALWAYS going. So one of the ways I'm helping myself to be more present and living in the moment is to do these two things:

Take time for myself: Today I had the best day. I prioritized two hours for myself...ME TIME! to do whatever I wanted to do and just enjoy myself. I caught up with a friend over tea at a local coffee shop and went for an infrared sauna (amazing experience by the way). By the time I went to pick Luke up at school I felt so refreshed. After today my goal is to try to set aside two hours a week of uninterrupted time for myself. Its not going to always be possible but I think it absolutely helped me when I was back home with the boys. I was able to focus on them because I had a good chunk of time to do all the things I wanted to do already and wasn't distracted. I was able to stay present!

Plan: At the beginning of every year I buy myself a planner. By the end of the year Its almost always less than half used (if I'm being generous). With the birth of Harrison this past May and Luke now in school things are busier than ever. I know that planning and organizing everyone's schedules would help me tremendously. Maybe even organize some not-so-last-minute date nights? One can dream! 

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Posted on January 12, 2018 and filed under Lust List.

THE GIFT GUIDE - UNDER $100

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My final gift guide this holiday season! It's crunch time! I'm so confused by Christmas this year...maybe its because it falls on a Monday? I have to say though - retailers have been doing a GREAT job at communicating shipping deadlines and almost all of the larger stores are offering expedited shipping at no extra charge or for free. So lets talk gifts under $100. I just ordered this speaker for the boys playroom and I love it! If you know someone who is in to cycling I found this one which looks cool too. This jewelry case is a great price point at $65, love the color, and is the perfect gift for all the "tweens" in your life. Personally I think the hardest category to shop for! Hope you're all having a wonderful Tuesday and Happy shopping:)

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Posted on December 18, 2017 and filed under Lust List.

THE GIFT GUIDE - THE FASHIONISTA

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It can be tough shopping for the woman who has it all! Or even for that person in your life who you know has fabulous taste and you're worried you'll buy something she won't like. Been there!! I've talked about it before but I can't say it enough - less is more! One beautiful and thoughtful gift is always the better way to go. It was so hard making this gift guide because I want everything! I rounded up a mix of high fashion pieces for every price point. Hope you like it and happy shopping:)

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Posted on December 15, 2017 and filed under Lust List.