Friday, November 21, 2014

Friday Favorites

Happy Friday Everyone! This week has flown right by. I've been so busy with practices, parent teacher conferences, meetings, and such that I have no idea how it is already Friday, but I'll certainly take it! This weekend is a rare occasion - we have nothing to do! Eric was supposed to go to the Bills game on Sunday, but since The Ralph is buried under 6 feet of snow, they moved the game to Detroit... and Eric isn't going to Detroit. 

Even though Buffalo, which is only an hour away from us, got 6 feet of snow, we ended up with less than a foot. It has been COLD and we've had some icy drives this week, but all in all we lucked out. Although, I will say Eric is dying to use his new snow-blower & it's killing him that we are only getting shovel amounts. 

Moving on to my favorite things of the week... 

I saw this salt & pepper shaker set at Pottery Barn last weekend & just loved it! I don't have a kitchen that is easily decoratable. I basically have a little space on my counter & my windowsill over the sink. I dream about having Shay or Andrea's kitchen.... but alas mine is tiny, so I'm always looking for small ways to decorate it for the holidays. These were perfect, so I snagged them while they were 20% off. PS - they still are! 

I now own this sweater in 2 colors. I love that it's long enough to wear with leggings & high boots. It's also loose enough that I can layer another long sleeved shirt under it on extra frigid days, since my classroom is typically chilly. It's not on sale today, but knowing LOFT, it'll be 50% off again in no time! 
leggings - Anthropologie // sweater - LOFT // necklace - Nordstrom // boots - MIA

You all know about my love for Gymboree. Ella wears their clothing all of the time & it's some of the best quality I've found for her size. Well, everything on their site is 50% off today & I'm just in love with their Polar Pink collection! I want to buy it all for Miss Ella. I mean how cute are these little ones?! 

And my last favorite of the day is this recipe! I love all things Fettucine Alfredo and I love crockpot meals too, so this was right up my alley. If you're looking for something yummy (albeit not at all healthy) to make over this cold winter weekend, here you go! 

Recipe Found Here

Have a Great Weekend & Stay Warm! 

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

What I Wore Wednesday - Plaid Edition

I hadn't intended for there to be a theme to today's post, but once I started pulling all of the photos together, I discovered that I have been wearing A LOT of plaid lately. Luckily, so has the rest of the world, so I don't think anyone will care. The weather has taken a turn for the cold, so you'll notice that I'm wearing my winter staples regularly - boots, leggings, scarves, and layers - it's the only way I make it through winter. 

On Friday, I woke up to a cold snap. The beautiful weather we'd experienced earlier in the week was clearly gone & I made the executive decision to wear my scarf all day long. Cozy as could be... 

scarf - Crystal Feather Boutique // jeans - J.Crew // shirt - J.Crew
 watch - Coach // wedges - Target

On Saturday, I made another executive decision - leggings. I didn't put a pair of jeans on all weekend. I rotated between sweatpants & leggings. Now, I did have the good sense to follow the advice of Shaeffer & wore a tunic with my leggings. I love this one that I stole out of my mom's closet because it's heavy enough to be warm, but not bulky. I also covers my booty & looked great with the scarf I stole from her closet too. (That's what moms are for, right?) 
scarf - Target // sweatshirt - LOFT // leggings - Cozy Orange
boots - Steve Madden // bag - Michael Kors
Another shopping outfit... this time with my new red vest. I love these vests from Old Navy because they aren't too bulky and I don't feel like a marshmallow in them. I also love my new flannel - another suggestion from Shaeffer, who has basically become my shopping guru this fall season. 
leggings - Cozy Orange // boots - Steve Madden // scarf - Target
watch - Coach // vest - Old Navy // shirt - Old Navy 

I mentioned this outfit in yesterday's post, but I'm still loving my new side zip sweatshirt from Kipling. Don't forget to RSVP to their holiday event if you are in the NYC area this Thursday, Friday, or Saturday! 
boots - MIA // jeans - Old Navy // sweatshirt - Kipling // scarf - Crystal Feather Boutique

As I mentioned in my Friday Favorites post, I was so excited for this sweater to come in! When I wore it to work yesterday everyone kept asking me if I had it made by the same person who did my monogram sweatshirt (which was another big hit). I also have to say, that I got these white bootcut jeans from J.Crew two Christmases ago & they've been so versatile. I really wasn't sure about white jeans at first, but I wear them all year long & can pair them with just about anything. 
sweater - J.Crew // shirt - J.Crew // boots - American Eagle // pants - J.Crew

**this post contains sponsored links from Kipling**

Monday, November 17, 2014

Kipling Holiday Tour

Have you heard about the #KiplingHoliday Tour? It's free, family-friendly, and anyone can go! All you have to do is RSVP here. All guests will be welcomed by a full spectrum of holiday cheer & event highlights include: 

  • a Kipling Holiday Collection show wall
  • on-site monogramming
  • gift-wrapping 
  • personalized sweets
  • photo booths
  • giveaways
  • holiday DIY inspiration
  • live music 
I'm so excited for the event & want to make sure that you don't miss out, so be sure to RSVP ASAP! I mean who isn't a sucker for a monogram & sweets? And let's not lie, you know you don't want to pass up free sweets & prizes! Take some time for yourself, or bring the kids along, this is an event you don't want to miss! 

Leading up to the event, Kipling was kind enough to allow me to select from their new arrivals & I had such a difficult time choosing! They have so many amazing bags & luggage to choose from... plus they have clothes! Knowing that we just got luggage for Christmas last year & that Eric may kill me if I buy another handbag, I decided to go with this adorable side-zip quilted sweatshirt! (But trust me, I was very tempted to order one of their bags!)

My sweatshirt (now sold out) just came & I'm obsessed with it. The blue is a hue that I don't have any of in my closet, and it matches my favorite plaid scarf perfectly. I paired it with skinny jeans in this pic, but it would be perfect with leggings too! I know that I'll be wearing it a lot this winter! Thanks Kipling! 

**This post was sponsored by Kipling. I was compensated for my time, but all reviews & opinions are my own.** 

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