Thursday, September 17, 2020

Lately

I hope you all are having a good week! This week was pretty uneventful. We had the most beautiful weather in a long time. low 70s and just beautifully sunny. It made the week so much better as we were able to enjoy dinners outside with sweaters and sweatshirts and go on so many long walks! 

I popped into Trader Joe's to grab some groceries and was so glad to see that our TJ's finally had a lot of fall items! I tried to restrain myself from buying too many unhealthy items, but wow were there some really great items! 

My sister is still in town for a while which is such a treat. Callie and her FiancĂ© came over for pizza on Monday night and then tonight we are going to my parent's for dinner. Callie requested our favorite Chinese food from Jade Grill... YUM! Tomorrow, Callie, my mom, and I are getting our nails done. As most of you know Callie lives in Charlotte, North Carolina. So when she comes up or whenever we go down to visit, it is usually just for a long weekend. So we are doing everything we can to spend as much time together. 

We also finally got a grill which I am so excited about. We ended up with this one and you better believe we will be grilling up a storm all year long! I won't really be doing the grilling, but I just love the copper color we got. It's sooo pretty! 

Wearing: You can see my full outfit from the photo above in this blog post from yesterday! 

Eating: I've shared this chili recipe before but because it's that season again, I am sharing again! It's seriously SO flavorful. Just for our preference, we cut back on the beans and add extra veggies! 


Reading: Loved seeing this article on breeds of dogs that live a long time. Henry is an Australian Cattle Dog mixed with Chihuahua. We did a dog DNA test so that's the only reason we know... and that's a very abnormal combination, ha! However, I was SO pleased Chihuahua was #1 on the list and the Australian Cattle dog was #4. Our ACD, Mac, lived until he was about 16, so I definitely know they can live very long! Such a shame that a 'long' time for dogs is 16 years. If only they could live as long as we do! 

Sale: This is such a cute fall jacket on sale! 

Loving: I got the sweetest monogram pillows in from June St. George which is a company that creates custom items for the home (including drool-worthy rugs). 

Loving II: Just got these Spode coasters in and they're the perfect little fall touch! 
Wanting: Not too much on my radar this week, but a few good sale pieces and some cozy things! 

Pittsburgh: A list of outdoor breweries that are open this fall! 

Quoting: 'Respond with grace even when others don't' // See more of my favorites, here. 

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Early Fall Outfit




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We are just a few days away from the official first day of fall and I love it! It's actually been very cool the past few days and in my opinion, this upper 60s, lower 70s is just pure heaven- especially after we had such a hot summer. 

I am someone that wears white jeans year-round. I think there are definitely ways to style them for each season, and today I thought I would share an outfit that I wore this past weekend that was perfect for the chillier temperatures while still not looking overly summery.  

I've also been loving this light blue color. I notice myself gravitating towards it all of the time and have been adding a few things here and there to my closet and home. I just scooped up this cashmere cardigan and cannot get over the quality and how soft it is. It will definitely get a lot of wear this fall and winter and for years to come. I sized up to a medium and I am glad I did. It runs a bit small, so I suggest sizing up!

The last piece of my outfit I want to comment on are these Nude Flats. I got them in May so I didn't wear them too much this summer, but now that it is getting chilly, I'm ditching my sandals for flats and oh my goodness these are so insanely comfortable- you are going to see these a ton this fall even if purely for the comfort!!

Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Barbour On Sale

Barbour On Sale

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Barbour On Sale

I was planning on doing a totally different post today but I fell down a rabbit hole of sales. This has been the year of sales. It's like Black Friday every other week. What started my sale rabbit hole was the amount of classic Barbour jackets that I found on major sale. 

It's hard to find classic Barbour styles on sale in general, let alone during the fall season when you need one!! Then, as I continued on, I found so many designer pieces on major sale. From shoes to cashmere, there is SO much on sale and unlike in year's past, this isn't off-season, it's a lot of cashmere and stuff like that that you can truly wear right now and into the winter! 

None of the stuff is necessarily inexpensive, but compared to the retail price, the discount is amazing and these are the types of things that aren't usually on sale.  

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Monday, September 14, 2020

Lilly Pulitzer After Party Sale Fall 2020

Lilly Pulitzer After Party Sale Fall 2020

Kicking this year's Lilly Pulitzer After Party Sale off with my favorite Winni Midi Dress. I'll be back with more ASAP once 8am hits and we can all gain access to the sale. If you are reading this before 8am, to preview a few more items, check out my blog post, here

Sizing: I'm wearing a size small. This runs big, so size down. I should have sized down to XS! 

Quality: I love this dress so much. It's such an easy 'thrown on and go' type of dress for the hot weather but you can also dress it up because the fabric is 'nicer' looking/feeling. 


Sizing: I'm wearing a size 2. This runs true to size, if anything size down. 

Quality: This print isn't included but this same style is in a pretty bubble gum pink hue. I love the tie waist and this is just put together and cute! Can dress up like seen above with wedges or even throw on sneakers to make it casual! 


Sizing: I'm wearing a size 2. This runs true to size. 

Quality: Mila shift dresses are such a classic. This is fully lined and the cotton is always a nice heavyweight without being 'hot'. The details on every Mila dress are so well-done and I find this to be one of the best made Lilly items! 

Quality: This print I am wearing is currently full-priced, but the pearl romper is available on sale, too! I LOVE this style. It looks like a shift dress, however, it's actually a romper. There are slits on the sides that reveal shorts! It is so comfortable and flattering.

Sizing/Fit: This runs true to size. the shorts part are very loose and breezy- they are not fitted! The fabric is not stretchy at all, though. This would be an easy piece to have tailored, though.



Sizing: I'm wearing a size small. This runs true to size, if anything, I would size down. It's meant to be loose!

Quality: I love pink and green so this print is always a good one. The hem is a tulip hem so it's longer in the front and back and scoops up at the sides. This makes it really easy to front tuck. The fabric is lightweight and not 'crisp' so this is more of a flowy top. It's lightweight so it's really good for hot temps! The fabric is not see-through at all.

Sizing: I'm wearing a size small. This runs very true to size and has a lot of stretch to it so this could fit a multitude of body shapes. If anything, size down.

Quality: This is a spandex/jersey feeling material that has a lot of stretch to it. It's lightweight without feeling 'cheap'. I love this type of dress for throwing something on in the hot summer heat and look dressed up! This is a great one for traveling as it won't wrinkle in your suitcase.

Quality: The Elsa top is a Lilly Pulitzer classic. There are SO many prints available. If you are unfamiliar with it, it's a gorgeous silk top. It has a slightly smocked neckline and the prettiest gold buttons down the front. This is one of those tops that you can dress up and down and always look effortless. This is the perfect top for those of you who work in a business casual office.

Sizing/Fit: This runs generously. I am wearing a size small but could easily have sized down to an XS. If you are in-between sizes, size down. It's mean to fit billowy and looks great tucked or untucked!

Sizing: I'm wearing a size 2. This is pretty fitted with very minimal stretch to it (in that classic Lilly crisp cotton fabric that a lot of shifts are made in). This honestly might be one of my favorite pieces. It has that vintage Lilly vibe that I just love and this style is a little different for me. I love the lightweight shorts underneath but you otherwise can't tell it's a romper. It does, however, have a stretch panel on the back for a more custom fit and to accommodate a larger bust. The straps are also adjustable (and this is super subtle so it doesn't look like a bra strap). I would say get your usual size, however, it is *short*. As you can see on me- I'm 5'6", I wouldn't go any shorter. It has about 3/4" of hem that you could let out, though. If you are worried about length, I'd suggest going up a size and potentially having it tailored so you get a tiny bit of extra length as it wouldn't be so form-fitting. But this is not for you if you are super tall and don't love mini skirt-length hems.

Quality: This is super high quality. The fabric is so crisp and the seams all flow perfectly. I love that the adjustable straps are so subtle and the stretch in the back really adds a nice fit.
Quality: I love Lilly's athletic line. The quality is always so great and what I love the most about their leggings is that you can wear them in the winter and they fully brighten up those cold early morning workouts. The leggings are opaque and suck you in.

Sizing/Fit: These fit true to size. I am wearing a size small and typically wear a size small in most athletic brands. They have a nice amount of stretch to them. I love the wide, high waistband because they really suck me in and feel very comfortable! They don't shrink and do well in the wash (no color fading!).

Sizing: I am wearing a size 2. This runs true to size and has a nice stretchy waist for the perfect fit. If anything, size down. 

Quality: This dress is just gorgeous. It's fully lined and has the prettiest metallic details. This is a dressy dress that you could definitely wear for a cocktail party! 

Sizing: TTS. I'm wearing a size small. 

Quality: This is a stretchy spandex-jersey type material. Think leggings but 'pants'. I love these for lounge but also can be dressed up. 
Sizing: True to size, small. 

Quality: Love this coverup. I wear it every single summer and it's such a good one. The fabric is sheer and lightweight so it's not something you could necessarily wear over a swimsuit if you go into a restaurant but it's the perfect thing for going to and from the beach and the pool. You can also wear it with shorts and tie it up! 


Sizing: Runs a little big. Size down!

Quality: I love this simple dress. It's fully lined and a very lightweight silk dress. Perfect for super hot summer days. The colors are VIBRANT.

Sizing: True to size! It's long, though, so you might need to have it hemmed. I did not... I'm 5'6".

Quality: This is STUNNING. The eyelet is so beautiful. It is fully lined and the straps are adjustable. The bust has a nice bit of padding in it, too. 

Quality: This is one well-made dress. The all-over lace is so gorgeous as is the pom pom trim. The neckline is actually adjustable with a well-hidden zipper. 

Sizing/Fit: This runs big! It's a more tunic-style shift dress so I would suggest sizing down. 


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