Sunday, December 14, 2014

Cobalt Accent

Calvin Klein Scarf - c/o Marshalls 
Studded Clutch - c/o Marshalls
Jeffrey Campbell Heels - c/o Marshalls
Blank NYC Leather Pants - c/o Marshalls
Pendelton Coat - Thrifted

This is part two of my secret santa gifting with Marshalls. 
I was so excited to find out who was my secret santa and what they picked out for me. Dina, who blogs over at Sweetest Somethings picked out some lovely items and I couldn't wait to share them. Once I saw the FedEx truck pull up, I knew it was for me! I eagerly opened my package and immediately loved the items. I'm wearing the leopard scarf and studded clutch she picked out. I'm a huge fan of leopard, so I was excited to see one of my favorite prints in such a pretty scarf! It's a light-weight scarf that's made with an ombre fabric and has a subtle leopard print throughout the scarf. And this studded clutch is amazing! It converts into a crossbody, making it perfect for when I'm on the go. The bright cobalt really pops against my monotone outfit and the gold studs add a little metallic sparkle. I can't wait to pair it with some brighter pieces later this season. 

BIG thank you to Marshalls for putting together such an awesome project! And Dina, thank you again for choosing such amazing items for me- I love them all!

Thank you for reading! 

Wednesday, December 10, 2014


Shopping for the holidays has always been a favorite of mine. I've mentioned before that my outward love language is gift giving, so it makes sense! But the crazy stores, long lines, and hefty price tags take the fun out of gift giving and at times, put a damper on the holiday spirit. I've partnered with Marshalls, TJMaxx, and Homegoods to bring you this (affordable) holiday gift guide. Thanks to these three stores, you can get all your shopping done in one place; from stocking stuffers to holiday decor and wrapping essentials- they have you covered! I shopped for my husband, son, and mother-in-law looking for the #bestgiftever. There were so many amazing gift options to choose from- Beats by Dre headphones, KitchenAid mixers, Rebecca Minkoff bags, even a mini piano by Melissa & Doug...all at an affordable price! I got all my shopping done and even had a bit left over for a designer sweater!

Thank you for watching my gift guide. 
Hopefully it brings a little gifting inspiration and maybe a few ideas for your loved ones.

Monday, December 8, 2014

Heavy Metal

Hat - Target
Joie Cowl Neck & Chain Bag - c/o Marshalls
Denim - c/o American Eagle
Sam Edelman Booties - Marshalls

Remember when I mentioned I bought the same sweater as the one I got my secret santa?! 
You know, the Joie one that was super soft and an amazing deal? 
Well I'm in love with it. One of my favorite purchases ever!
The weather has been super rainy, bringing such a cozy start to my December. And in my opinion, there's nothing cozier than an incredible soft, oversized sweater. I can lounge all day in it, sleep in it, and go to the store (while looking somewhat presentable) in it!
I have a ton of sweaters, so when I'm shopping for new ones, I gravitate towards different fits or unique details. This Joie sweater had a beautiful cowl neck- something none of my other sweaters have! I had been pinning a million different cowl neck sweaters, but never made the plunge to buy one! As I mentioned in my previous post,  I happened to find this one at Marshalls for $49.00 (compare to the original price of $220- yikes!) - it was well worth the wait!
I added a heavy metal clutch/crossbody that I scored for only $20. I saw it on the rack and had to have it. It's amazing quality and perfectly fits all my necessities. 
It added the perfect amount of edginess to a fairly simple outfit. 

Thank you for reading!

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Holiday Gift Giving

I know what you're thinking -- not another gift guide!
I'm actually talking about a Secret Santa gift exchange I was a part of. I don't know about you, but I LOVE secret santas and by love, I mean I am obsessed with them! We would do them when I was in school and sometimes my family would do them around the holidays. I think one of my outward love languages is gift giving, so I thoroughly enjoy thinking of the other person and shopping for them. 

When Marshalls set up a Secret Santa with the other Project Fab bloggers, I couldn't wait to get started. I actually met this girl when I was in Boston, so I had an idea of what I wanted to get her. Not only is she super chic and fun, but she is also a mom, so I wanted to make sure I got her a versatile piece that she could wear at home with her daughter or dressed up for datenight.

From decor items for your home to the perfect beaded clutch for a holiday outfit -the possibilities for gift giving at Marshalls are endless! Which made it even more of a fun challenge to pick out the #bestgiftever. Do I get her a designer clutch? A fur vest? A fancy cake plate? All three? 
While browsing the racks, I noticed an incredible cowl neck sweater by Joie. It was in a pretty tan color and had a great slouchy fit- perfect length to wear with leggings or some cute distressed denim. I knew it was totally her! And it was only $49 compare at a whopping $220. I will admit that I loved it so much-- I bought the same one for myself! Oops. I picked up some pretty gift essentials on my way out- gift wrap, festive cards, and bows. One stop shop! I plan on doing all my Christmas shopping at Marshalls this year because I can shop for everyone on my list and stay within budget.

I know many of you are wondering about the winner of the giveaway..
Thank you to everyone who entered! Congrats, Ly! If you can email me your info, I'll send you your gift card so you can score some holiday goodies!

Earlier in the week Uriah received a little gift from Marshalls and it was probably the sweetest thing ever. Nick is a fire fighter and they got him a truck to be "just like daddy"
I know he will love the little truck, but his favorite part was the wrapping paper and trying to eat the box. I think I'll just wrap a bunch of empty boxes for him this Christmas. Hah! Sounds horrible, but he would probably love it.

Friday, November 14, 2014

Travel Wear with Marshalls

Free People Bomber, T-shirt & Jeans - c/o Marshalls
BCBG Booties - Thrifted

With the holidays right around the corner, traveling is something we do often. Whether we're flying or driving, one thing I know for sure is that comfort is key. 
There are a few must haves for my traveling attire
Layers - Layers are a great way to accessorize your look, but also prepare you for whatever weather you will arrive in. You can either take off a jacket or add a scarf. Simple!
Stretchy Jeans - I've never been a big fan of yoga pants or leggings for my outfits. Not sure why, but I usually gravitate towards jeans- even for long car rides, so jeans with some stretch make that easy.
Soft T-shirts - I mean t-shirts in general are nice, but I love a good worn in shirt. I got this one at Marshalls and it's seriously the perfect slouchy shirt. Another great part about t-shirts is that they can just be thrown in the wash, I don't have to worry about wrinkles or stains from Uriah. 
Slip-on Shoes - This is especially handy when flying. I made the mistake of wearing oxfords for my last flight and immediately regretted it when I got to security. Plus, sometimes in long car rides it's nice to slip off your shoes and have on cozy socks.
Sunglasses - Let's be honest, traveling in makeup is no fun. And as much as I love going makeup free, I do have some bags under my eyes that are nice to cover up with some shades. 

Those are a few of my favorite traveling essentials. 
Right now Marshalls has a killer selection of traveling gear and clothing- perfect timing for your holiday trips. I've partnered with Marshalls to giveaway a $25 gift card to get something cozy for your upcoming adventures.

Leave a comment below with your favorite travel must-have to enter
Giveaway ends 11/21 
Good Luck!

Disclosure: I have received free products or value from Marshalls or The TJX Companies, Inc. 
in connection with my affiliation with Marshalls Project FAB
All opinions are my own.

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Oxblood Accents

Kimono & Hat - c/o Marshalls 
Jeans & Knit Top - Thrifted
Heels - Ross

Lately the days have been warm, but I'm itching to wear fall layers. This outfit combined the best of both worlds- light layers that I could keep on all day. That's one of the many reasons I love kinomos. Not only are an easy way to add some color and movement to an outfit, but they're so feminine and  provide a little more coverage for cooler days. While I have always loved this trend, I would usually stick to ones that hit mid-thigh, just because I'm pretty short. The longer kimonos were so intimidating, especially the thought of pairing them with jeans. I thought it would totally shrink me! I found this one for only $7 and decided that I would step outside of my comfort zone a bit and try it out. Since it was under $10, it wouldn't be that much of a disappointment if I totally hated the look. After wearing it all day I've decided I'm a new fan of long kimonos! 
It's fun to step outside of your comfort zone every once in a while.

Thank you for reading! 

Disclosure: I have received free products or value from Marshalls or The TJX Companies, Inc. 
in connection with my affiliation with Marshalls Project FAB
All opinions are my own.

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Textured Layers

Sweater, Crossbody, Mother Jeans, and Jeffrey Campbell Heels - c/o Marshalls
Studded Button-up - Forever 21

This Sunday we spent our day eating through the Ferry Building in the City. We enjoyed yummy Blue Bottle coffees, macaroons, and devoured the biggest baguette in a matter of minutes. It was such a fun day! I mean, who doesn't love eating a ton of carbs then drinking yummy lattes after. We headed down to Giants stadium after, because I was photographing a family portrait session. I was brainstorming good ideas and kept thinking, "man, if only we could get inside the stadium." I don't know how it happened, but the photo stars must have aligned and angels were singing, because we actually got inside the empty stadium and snapped a baseball-lovers dream family portrait. 
I'd say it was a good day :)

Now about the outfit! 
My entire outfit (sans button-up) is from Marshalls. They get new items every day, so it's like a treasure hunt each time I visit. My last trip I walked out with a huge smile on my face, because I've been searching for a new pair of dark, skinny jeans. These Mother jeans fit like a dream and are so incredibly soft. Which is pretty amazing for a pair of jeans, in my opinion. I usually get home and change right into sweats, but I wore these all day! Plus, they were in the sale section for only $25! I also found these amazing Jeffrey Campbell heels for $29.99. I love all the straps and the smaller heel made it comfortable for all day wear! The shoes remind me of the popular rock studs, but without all the hype :) 

Have you scored any great items recently? 
If you do, tag #fabfound and @Marshalls to win a $50 gift card
Because who doesn't love a free shopping spree ;)

Thank you for reading!

Disclosure: I have received free products or value from Marshalls or The TJX Companies, Inc. 
in connection with my affiliation with Marshalls Project FAB
All opinions are my own.