Closet Reveal with CBD & NEAT Method Tampa

Hey y’all! Welcome to the reveal of my closet with Closets by Design and NEAT Method Tampa! Keep reading for a discount with both companies specifically for Luv, Bec followers!

 This project was one of my favorites to-date because it was SO necessary for my sanity level. In our last home, J and I had separate closets and mine alone was almost the size of the one we now share. (Honestly, it was almost a deal-breaker but we wanted so badly to live in this neighborhood, so I overlooked it.) Over the years of living here, our closet just got more and more out of control, and it got to a point where I honestly didn’t even know what to do with it anymore. Even though I regularly clean out my closet, as a fashion blogger, I’m adding to it so often and it feels almost impossible to keep organized. I knew we needed a better system and I KNEW I needed some help…

Enter the professionals: Brittany Halle of Closets by Design and Laura Frasor, Owner of NEAT Method Tampa.

First Brittany came over and analyzed the situation…

Before:

Brittany did an inventory of the amount of clothes we had in different lengths, the number of shoes, bags, hats, etc. and designed the closet system based on our specific needs. I was so happy she took the guess work out of the design for us. I don’t have experience with designing closets, so this was a new one for me. I LUV that Brittany was experienced and knowledgeable about what would work best in our small(ish) space, and created the design specific to us. And voila…

After:

We added lots of drawers. I even have one for my jewelry and one for my sunglasses. The others are for my sweatshirts and running jackets. (I live in both, so I have a lot of them that never really had a great home.) J has a drawer for his ties, one for his belts, and he has drawers for all his underpinnings, so he can get completely ready in the closet/bathroom in the morning. (Note: I’m usually still sleeping in our bedroom when he’s up getting ready, so I LUV that this gave us more space to put these things in the closet.)

After the design was complete, Owner of NEAT Method Tampa, Laura Frasor came over and came up with a game plan to put the new closet to good use. Though it seems like it should have been an easy chore to simply put the items back in my closet, there is just so much stuff and I wanted it to look and feel really organized. Laura offered her services in exchange for me sharing her company to all of you, and I was ECSTATIC to work with her because I’ve been following NEAT Method for YEARS, and I think what they do is AMAZING!

One of Laura’s biggest suggestions for making your closet look more organized is to invest in the velvet space-saving hangers. I’d actually already made the change to these about a year prior (so I could make more space to shove more clothes in my closet) but what a difference they make even more now that I see them organized. She hung all of my clothing in different sections- short, medium and long-hang and color-ordered them. I LUV what a difference they make, not only for visual appeal, but it also makes getting dressed easier, when you can go straight to the color section of what you’re looking for.

I added this bench for use when I want to put on my shoes, when the kids want to sit and chill and/or when I need to step up higher to get things down from the top of the closet. I LUV that the pink and brass accents the colors in our bedroom that is adjacent and it’s easily movable to the corner of the closet when I want it out the way. It’s currently on sale AND an additional 15% off right now. (Details when you click on the hyperlink in the text at the beginning of this paragraph.)

J has his own {little} corner. Even though he has about the same amount of space as before, with the new shelving and the way Laura organized the items, everything is so much more accessible! Visually it’s all more appealing (obviously) but Laura gave everything a specific home, so getting ready is so much more enjoyable.

I LUV that Brittany suggested adding a pull-out hamper to the closet. Even though we still use a hamper for our regular clothes in another spot, we always needed a place for J’s dry-cleaning. (The items he wears daily go to the dry-cleaner, so there’s always a pile.) This was one more strategy to keep the floor of our closet clear… something that was NEVER an occurrence before.

The polished silver knobs were a great find as well! We’d used similar ones from an online designer boutique in our bathroom remodel (that is adjacent to the closet). So I wanted the fixtures in the closet to coordinate. However, I paid an exorbanate price for the knobs in the bathroom and didn’t care to spend this on the ones in our closet. I was blown away when I found these ones that look almost identical for pennies in comparison to the price of the others. If you’re looking for hardware, I’m definitely impressed with these.

My favorite part, though, is the tall shelving where I can display all of my shoes. Let’s be honest… I have KIND OF a shoe problem, so shoe organization was the #1 goal I had for our closet. We displayed most of my heels/boots and the shoes I wear most regularly.

But let’s be honest… I have WAY more shoes than you see on display on these shelves. And as Florida girl, a good majority of these shoes are sandals and flip-flops. So I LUV how Laura came up with the idea of using these neutral canvas boxes to organize the rest of the shoes around the bottom of the closet. She even added these adorable little gold tags so I know exactly what is where.

When I was selecting the lighting for this space, I wanted something modern that would flow with the fixtures in the surrounding spaces, but I also didn’t want it to break the bank, because the ceilings are pretty high and it’s certainly not a high-traffic area that a lot of people see. I couldn’t believe when I found this perfect flush mount for under $90! It also comes in different sizes and finishes and all are super affordable!

I absolutely LUV the way Laura used this acrylic file organizer in a creative way to organize my small bags and clutch purses. So creative and so functional! I also LUV this linen purse box to organize a lot of my smaller bags so that my shelving looks nice and NEAT. 😉

Well, that’s about it! I couldn’t be happier with the way the entire design came together, and I’m so grateful for the help of Brittany and Laura. And as a thank you to you guys for following along, they’ve offered you guys a discount on their services! Brittany has offered 55% off suggested retail price when you mention my name! She also does free consults, so make sure you check out her Instagram –> https://www.instagram.com/tampacbd_britt/. You can direct message her there to inquire about her free consultations!

And Laura has graciously offered a complimentary consult AND 10% off services booked when you mention my name as well! Think of all the things she could help you organize… closets, pantries, kitchens, garages, kids playroom closets… the possibilities are endless! Honestly, it might be a gateway drug. I always look at the pictures of organized spaces online and think, “Oh, I could totally do that!” And then days, weeks, months, years pass. And nada. They still sit in their unorganized clustered state of a mess. When she came and did the closet, I immediately wanted her to come back to do every single space in our home. I had so many people message me on Insta after she left that said they used NEAT in their respective areas and had the same thing happen… started with one space and called their organizers back to knock out the rest of the house! You won’t be disappointed.

You can reach Laura by email at lauraf@neatmethod.com or through her Instagram –> https://www.instagram.com/organizetampa/.

Thank you guys so much for stopping by and checking out this post! I’ve linked for you all of the items I mentioned above in the carousel below (and some extras), so feel free to click the images below for shoppable links!*

*I’ve used affiliate links in this post, which means I get a commission if you shop using the links I’ve posted. Thanks, as always, for your support.

 

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My Breastfeeding Journey {& Update} and Affordable Fashion from Motherhood Maternity for My Breastfeeding/Pumping Lifestyle

August is National Breastfeeding Awareness Month! Now having 3 children, breastfeeding/pumping has been such a big part of my story as a mom. Over the last 4 1/2 months I’ve learned SO much about nursing/pumping. I’ve talked a lot about it in my Instagram stories, but I thought I’d give you guys an update here as to where I am in my journey and why I’m SO happy I persisted this time…

*Thank you to Motherhood Maternity for sponsoring this post. I’m honored to work with them to celebrate this very important month.)

I had our first child 9 1/2 years ago. I started off breastfeeding and had a plentiful milk supply. Emie was, however, very colicky. We tried EVERYTHING to find a solution to why she was so upset. Obviously, the advice I received from everyone else was that it must be something I’m eating that’s not sitting well with her. So, I tried to remove almost everything I could think of from my diet to try to find a remedy for our poor baby girl. During the process of eliminating different foods from my diet, I put Em on soy formula (at the recommendation of several people who had done similar) and finally… she seemed to be less upset after eating. (Before you comment, I know soy is a little controversial these days, but it wasn’t so much at the time. And as a just-turned 25 year-old new mom, that had tried everything, it was what stuck.)

I pumped and stored my milk for the first couple months of having her on formula… hoping that maybe she’d outgrow these issues and would be able to drink my milk after her digestion system grew into itself a little. But after exhausting myself of every little thing I could possibly imagine to try, and trying her on my milk again several other times, I decided she was reacting better to the formula and gave up on the notion that she would be able to accept my breastmilk.

Skip forward to our second child. Corbin was quite the opposite in that he didn’t seem to have any issues with MY milk. But he had a hard time latching to receive enough milk. He’d end a feeding seemingly still very hungry, which obviously was very frustrating to watch as the mom of an otherwise very happy baby. It was recognized very early on (while still in the hospital) that he was very tongue-tied. So, at the recommendation of our pediatrician, we took him to have his tongue-tie corrected. During that time I started supplementing with formula bc he was SO hungry. He reacted fine to the formula, but I hated the idea of having another baby on formula and prayed that when the tongue tie was corrected, he’d go back to the breast and all would end up in my breastfeeding fairytale dreams with an exclusively breastfed baby.

Well… that didn’t happen. After receiving formula in a bottle for several days, he just didn’t want the breast. In hind site, I truly believe that the cutting of his frenulum (google “tongue tie” to learn more about this) didn’t fully correct the issue. Dakota (our 3rd) was also tongue-tied and we learned it’s much more effective to have the frenulum lasered instead of cut. Looking back, I wonder if it wasn’t corrected enough, after all, and if he would have had a better result if we’d done the laser treatment like we did with Dakota. But, nonetheless, Corbin never went fully back to the breast. I continued to breastfeed him (usually resulting in a bottle), hoping one day he’d catch on. But he never did. I tried pumping for about a month, but eventually, my supply was so little that I gave up.

Skip now to baby #3. As most of you have followed along and know, Dakota was born 7 weeks early. I had an extremely traumatic delivery with her (I was under general anesthesia and my body had a tough recovery). Bc of the 2 factors combined (her being so early and my body having been through so much), and despite the fact that I was pumping around the clock, I was barely producing enough milk to get her through a few feedings in the day. The NICU provided donor milk for her for what she needed supplemented. (I HIGHLY recommend this over supplementing with formula, if you’re open to the idea. You can learn a lot about this topic at your hospital of delivery and by doing a little research. But I was super grateful for this option, this time around.)

When I had to leave the hospital after the first week and leave the baby in the NICU, producing enough milk became increasingly difficult. If you’ve ever had to pump away from your newborn, you might know what I’m talking about… There’s some natural reaction your body can have where it literally doesn’t produce without her physically present. At least that’s what happened to me. I brought her {dirty} burp clothes home with me and tied them around my neck (hoping the scent would spark a reaction). I watched videos of her on my phone and even created videos when she’d cry thinking maybe the sound would help me produce. (If you’ve breastfed before, you might know what I’m talking about… When the mere sound of your baby crying can leave you fully soaked. lol)

Anyway, nothing… Nothing seemed to work. Until…

Until I pumped on the hour, every hour, for as long as I could possibly stand. I remembered how I lost my supply when I started pumping with my son, but tried to pinpoint why that probably was. I thought… if your body creates only what the baby really needs… I need to train my body to know it needs more. So I pumped as frequently as I possibly could to empty whatever my body might have been storing, so that it programed itself to know it needed to create more. And guess what? It started working. I also pumped as often as I could when I was at the NICU with Dakota and she was physically on my chest. It was difficult. But I held her ON my chest while I pumped through the day and slowly, my supply started increasing. I meannnnn… slowllllly.

But, like with my pregnancy complications, I persisted. I didn’t give myself the option to quit. Unless I were to physically dry up, I was going to do what I could do keep creating milk.

Now, let me jump in here and say that I do NOT think this is for everyone. Nor do I judge one single soul who decides breastfeeding isn’t working for them. Each mom/parent has to do what they decide is best for their situation to be the best parent that they possibly can be. This is just what I decided to do personally, after 2 failed attempts before Dakota. Giving up this time (for me) just wasn’t an option.

So, here I am today. I’ve been pumping for 4 1/2 months. Because I pumped so long, and Dakota had the bottle so frequently in the NICU (and I also think bc of the tongue tie issues) Dakota always preferred the bottle for feeding. I saw several lactation consultants in the hospital and even hired one to my house. I highly recommend this option! You can submit the visit to your insurance for reimbursement and I think it is SO helpful to be able to work on breastfeeding in the comfort and peace of your own home in your own surroundings. If you’re in the Tampa area, I used Trish of Sweet Songs Breastfeeding, and she was AMAZING! She followed up with me on a weekly (sometimes daily) basis throughout my entire journey until I was totally comfortable with my own outcome. Dakota still enjoys breastfeeding for comfort and bonding (and so do I). But she still almost always feeds with a bottle of breastmilk.

Because Dakota is still exclusively on breastmilk, and I still struggle with my supply, to some extent… I have to make sure I pump regularly and don’t let too much time go in between feedings. Since 2 months old, Dakota has slept through the night {praise Jesus} so I do go from when I go to bed to when she wakes up without pumping. But that first pump of the day I get enough for 2-3 feedings, so it makes up for lost time. The rest of the day, however, I have to pump regularly (every 3-4 hours) or I notice a huge dip in my supply. SO… in comes the other purpose of this post… BREASTFEEDING FASHION.

I like to wear clothes that are nursing-friendly, so when I have to find a place to pump, it’s convenient and I feel “appropriate”. I’m an extrovert but I still have a hard time with the breastfeeding in public thing. Not because I’m against it (I’M TOTALLY ABOUT NORMALIZING BREASTFEEDING IN PUBLIC!). I’ve just never gotten in the groove of getting set up in public without exposing myself.

I’ve leaned to Motherhood Maternity for many of my nursing-friendly basics! I’ve had this multi-use cover since Dakota was born. You can use it as a carseat cover, a shopping cart cover, worn as an infinity scarf OR how I always use it… as a cover when you’re breastfeeding or pumping in public. It’s one thing I always keep in my diaper bag so that when I pump in my car or in a public place, I feel comfortable. It’s SUPER soft and fashionable too. And I LUV how much I can use it for.

The bottom line is you don’t have to forfeit fashion for your style to be nursing-friendly. I LUV dresses that have a pull-up flap over the top part and open underneath (see the dress I’m wearing below). Below is one from Motherhood Maternity that I absolutely LUV and you’d never even know it was a “nursing dress”. It’s absolutely perfect for nursing AND pumping! (See the first photo at the top of this post to see how well it covers when I’m breastfeeding in it.)

Dress | Shoes {similar} | Jacket

Throw it on with heels. Add a jacket or cardigan in the fall. And you’re ready to go! (I’m wearing an XS in the dress, for reference.)

Here’s another example of a “nursing dress” from Motherhood Maternity that doesn’t compromise fashion for function.I mean would you seriously ever know this dress was made for nursing?!

Dress | Bag | Shoes | Strapless Nursing Bra

This dress is actually on sale by the time this post is live for 45% off, making it under $30!!! Say what?! There is also a maternity version that is super similar and adorable. And here is another floral nursing-friendly maxi dress. I LUV how it has the different layers where you can pull the fabric to the side but there’s still another side of fabric that serves as coverage when you’re nursing!

I also have a few favorite nursing bras that I’ll link in the carousel at the end of this post, but I had to note this amazing strapless bra that I got from Motherhood Maternity. I’ve tried SO many strapless bras, and (especially when nursing) it’s so hard to find a supportive one. This is the cadillac of strapless bras, and it’s comfortable too! I promise you’ll LUV it! Also, I don’t personally have this lace one, but I’ve heard great things about it and it’s super cute!

Here are some other nursing dresses, tops and accessories that I either have or absolutely LUV… My favorites for pumping specifically are the ones that have the flaps at the top that cover the pumps when I’m using them. I’d also consider a good nursing-friendly cardigan as a staple in your nursing-wardrobe.

Motherhood Maternity is offering 40% off one full-price item to my followers! Use code Bec40 at checkout to save! Code is good until August 31st.

Anyway, thanks for all of your encouragement over the last several months as I’ve learned and grown in my breastfeeding journey. I LUV the idea of a month dedicated specifically to breastfeeding awareness. As we all share our stories and journeys, it makes it easier to understand that we’re not in this alone. Breastfeeding isn’t always without roadblocks, but I promise, it’s always worth it… Comment below with your own breastfeeding stories! I’d LUV to hear some of your own!

*Thanks again to Motherhood Maternity for sponsoring this post, but as always, please know that all opinions are 100% my own. Affiliate links are also used throughout the post, which means I get paid a commission when you purchase items at my recommendation. Thanks for your support!

 

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Nordstrom Anniversary Sale: PUBLIC ACCESS!

The NSale is FINALLY open to the public!! Unfortunately, I’m hearing that Nordstrom has announced they will NOT be restocking items as they have done in past years. (ANNOYING!) But the good news is, there is still a plethora of items that people haven’t been talking about as much, so they ARE in stock and they are AWESOME! Here are some I have purchased, I’m thinking of still purchasing or just really LUV:

Stay tuned to my instastories as I’ll be doing frequent updates of these items and more until the sale ends!

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My NSale Picks and A Fitting Room Try-On Session!

It’s that time again… The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale! OK y’all… I wanted to have this up for you last night, but… life. I went to Nordstrom today with a 3-month old and 9-year-old in tow and went on a shopping marathon to bring to you my favorite picks from the sale. Go to my Instagram tonight and watch my stories (which I’ll save in a specific NSale Highlight reel) to see videos of my thoughts of sizing, etc. In the mean time, get shopping quickly (I’m already a little behind here for ya) because these items are selling out fast! Below are my thoughts, try-ons and picks… Let me know what you think and what treasures you decide to get yourself! xxoo

(Also, ignore typos. I’m typing this FAST.)

(Also, also… enjoy the unedited fitting room photos. You’ll notice they start with baby in stroller. Em playing ipad. Then both are gone bc Em is walking the baby around to try to get her to sleep. Then… (that didn’t work) they’re both just hanging out. I mean, this is real life here, people.)

The top things I think you should consider buying during this sale:

  • Jeans: Jeans are something you wear year-round (most of us, at least), and these styles are sure to be the trending styles of the season. If you KNOW you’re going to be needing jeans, whether for fall or even to wear right now, you might as well buy them while they’re on sale!
  • Leggings: I tend to wear the same legging styles over and over daily. They only go on sale a couple times a year, so I always try to get a few colors of the styles that I LUV during this sale!
  • A new handbag: If you’re eyeing a new bag or luggage, and you see a style now that you LUV, might as well get it now while you can potentially save hundreds of dollars!
  • Same goes for sunglasses.
  • SHOES!!! Of all the items that are part of this sale, the items I seek out the most for this sale are shoes. After many years of shopping this sale, I tend to have a sense of which shoes are going to be the hot shoes of the coming season. So I try to buy a couple styles that I know I’ll wear now AND come fall/winter while they’re a steal!
  • A good jacket: Invest now while there are all kinds of good deals!

What I anticipate is likely to sell out!

  • BP Open Toe Mules: (On sale from $79.95 to $49.90! I bought them in black but really want another color, so may be back for another pair!)
  • Spanx Faux Leather Leggings: (I posted about these last fall after purchasing them during this sale… And YES! They sold out quickly! I wear these every fall/winter!
  • Zella Leggings: These are my absolute favorite leggings. I buy a new pair every NSale bc I wear them CONSTANTLY. And for $35, you can’t lose! They hold you in. The material is super forgiving. And the quality is incredible!)
  • This Sherpa Zip-Up Sweater (also this Pullover): So cozy! Sells out every year!
  • These Button-up Skinny Jeans: EVERY blogger is posting them, so they WILL sell out! My size was sold out at my store, so I’m ordering them online before they sell out bc they are SO CUTE!
  • This long cardigan: (which comes in several colors): Another one posted by tons of bloggers! Super cozy! I’ll show this in my story try-ons.
  • These airbrush leggings: another pair that is SO flattering! Bought these and obsessed!
  • These bow mules: I’m OBSESSED with the leopard and black. May have to add these to my cart order too.
  • These adorable ankle booties: These WILL sell out! They’re a favorite amongst many and they are SO CUTE! Just trying to decide which color I’d use the most!

Activewear:

Loungewear:

Tops/T-Shirts/Sweaters:

Jeans/Pants:

Jackets/Coats:

Shoes:

Handbags/Accessories:

Beauty:

Baby Items & Gear:

Kids (Girls):

Kids (Boys):

These Jeans are my favorite purchase of all! On sale for under $50! I have this style (from other seasons) in black, white and other shades of denim. LUV how these have an unfinished hem and slightly cropped. LUV LUV LUV them!

Jeans || Sweater

Henley

Sweater

This sweater came home with me! LUV it! Super soft (like butter!) and a very flattering fit! On sale for $25!

Throw this cardigan over anything! Comes in tons of colors and only $32! || Shoes

Bought this moto jacket! It’s SO CUTE! The hood is removable so you can take that off and throw it over anything when you want a dressier look! An AMAZING price at only $64! Comes in other colors too!

OBSESSED with this top || Jeans (run TTS)

This sweater will be an amazing basic for fall/winter! A pretty off-white color and SUPER cozy! Also, LUV that it has pockets!

Bought these leggings (mentioned them in the items to sell out!) They’re the most flattering fit EVER! HIGHLY recommend everyone purchase a pair! Also LUV this lion sweatshirt!

Also LUV this moto jacket! And it’s an awesome price! They didn’t have my size anymore. 🙁

These are a great lighter wash denim. Run TTS and a great price right now!

These both came home with me! I mean… rose gold running shorts… yes please! I sized up to a medium in these. || Sweater

This is such an amazing basic tank/cami! TTS (I would take a small, but this medium was the smallest they had.) A light beige, super soft, awesome basic!

Obviously I had to have both of these! Obvi! Sweater || Leggings

These two pieces will sell out! I take an XS in the leggings and the sweater runs big so size down. (PS- How cute are those two in the background? I’m sure they were OVER it by the time I took this picture but they were both AMAZING!!!) Sweater || Leggings

OK, that’s it for now because I’m trying DESPERATELY to get this up for y’all before all of this sells out! Hey, I’m a new mom of 3 and… life!

Thanks for shopping my picks! As usual, links are affiliate links, so I make a commission if you buy things at my recommendation, so I appreciate your support! Happy shopping!!

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My Maternity Pictures {From the Hospital}

If you’ve followed along, you know I was admitted to the hospital before I was scheduled to shoot my maternity photos. Well, actually, I was sick the week before being admitted into the hospital and was scheduled during that time to shoot the pics. So we had rescheduled for the week after, when I landed myself in for a long-term hospital stay. I’m so thankful to my good friend Kristin LaDriere Family Photography for coming to the hospital and shooting these pictures of me and my kids before it was too late. It was super important to me to have these photos taken with my kids before my surgery. These pictures will always hold a special place in my heart…

Also, thank you to Sew Trendy Accessories for providing these amazing dresses and flower crowns! They were just perfect…

 

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Maternity & Non-Maternity Valentine’s Day Outfit Options

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner! I’ve scoured some of my favorite stores and gathered some gorgeous looks for all budgets! Whether you’re looking for maternity or non-maternity, I’ve got you covered…

My Dress / Shoes / Bag

My dress is on sale for $22!!! I mean, come on… you don’t get much better than that. I actually wore it to my husband’s Christmas party, and I got so many compliments on it. But it’s just perfect for Valentine’s day too! It hugs (and covers) all the right places. But hurry, because things sell quickly once they go on sale here! Oh, and I also sign up each year for their 2-day shipping program. I pay $19 a month and get 2-day shipping (and free returns) on all of my orders for the year. And let me tell you, I use it all the time!

My shoes are definitely a splurge. They were a birthday gift from my husband a couple years ago, but they’re still my favorite pair I own. They’re a splurge definitely worth making IMO… perfect gift to ask for this Valentine’s Day! My bag is not currently available in white, but it is on sale for under $100 in this awesome neutral color. (Click on the blue hyperlinks to take you to the links.)

Here are some other great options to consider…

Valentine’s Day outfits:

Maternity Styles:

Shoes:

Happy Shopping & Happy Valentine’s Day, luvs!

*Affiliate links are used in this post, which means I get a commission if you purchase any of the items at my recommendation. Thanks, as always, for our support.

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My Holiday Cards with Tiny Prints & Our Family Photos 2017

It’s that time of year again! I absolutely LUV Christmas cards, and this is about 6 years in a row that I’ve ordered my cards from Tiny Prints. I thought I’d give y’all a little slideshow of our pictures this year, in celebration of our card announcement! Kind of like a virtual card to each and every one of you! Today is actually the last day to get the cyber week deal of 40% off your cards, so hurry and order now! Just CLICK HERE and use code: CYBERCARDS at checkout…

Thank you Kristin LaDriere Family Photography for another year of awesome photos! You always capture our family perfectly! xxoo

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Shop our outfits:


*Some affiliate links were used in this blog post. Which means I get a commission if you purchase any items at my recommendation. Thanks, as always, for your support! xoxo

 

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Gift Guide for Her- Gifts for All Interests & All Budgets

I’ve scoured my favorite shopping destinations and broken down for you my best gift ideas for the special ladies in your life (or yourself). Just click the photos in the carousels below and head straight the items to shop! Got any questions? Just ask! 🙂

My Shirt / My Rug

Gifts for the Beauty Junkie:

I ordered this beauty kit about a month ago, and I use each product regularly now! My favorite is the High Brow Pencil. I use it in the corners of my eyes and right under my brows and it brightens my entire face! The bronzer is great for contouring and the highlighter is another great way to brighten your face. It also includes a full-size macara! This is a great gift to give to almost anyone! Even yourself… 🙂

Gifts for the Skincare Guru:

Gifts for the Jewelry-Lover:

Gifts for the Techy Girl:

Splurge-Worthy Gifts for the Designer Gal:

Gifts for the Home:

Cozy Gifts for the Homebody:

Gifts under $50 and Stocking Stuffers:

My Shirt// My Watch// My Bangles// My Gold Cuff Bracelets// My David Yurman Bracelet

(All of the items I’m wearing and linked above are also great holiday gifts!)

Hope this helps you put a nice dent into your shopping lists! I know I’ve been busy shopping tons of these items already! Comment in the comment section what other gift guides you’d like to see or any other questions/comments you may have! Thanks for using my shopping guides and links this holiday season… it’s because of you guys I get to continue to do what I LUV! Which is share all the things I LUV with all of you! xxoo

*Affiliate links were used in this post. Which means I get a commission if you purchase any of the items you click on. A TON of work goes into making these selections, so I SO appreciate you guys using my links and supporting my blog! As always, all opinions are my own.

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THE BEST OF BLACK FRIDAY AND CYBER MONDAY SALES, {Constantly Updating…}

As a blogger, I get a heads up of what the best sales of the holiday season are, and it’s my job to make sure you guys are in the loop, too! This includes Pre-Black Friday deals, Black Friday Deals and Cyber Monday! I’m going to keep updating on this blog post as sales are LIVE, so come back daily to check it out!

Grab a cup of Joe, cuddle up and start knocking out some of your holiday shopping! Here’s what I’ve got for you so far… (Click the store/promo to get shopping!)

 

CYBER MONDAY UPDATE/ADDITIONS:

ANTHROPOLOGIE// 20% Off 24-Hour Exclusive! Plus Free Shipping on Orders Over $100

NEIMAN MARCUS //Save up to 70% off when you take an extra 30% off online clearance at NeimanMarcus.com! 

DATE: 11/26 – 11/27

NEIMAN MARCUS //Cyber Monday Gift Card! Receive up to a $750 gift card with your $200+ regular priced purchase at NeimanMarcus.com! Beauty & fragrance included. 

DATE: 11/26 – 11/27

LEXMOD// 20% OFF Everything + Free Shipping

Save 20% on my favorite mattress and some of the furniture I have in my home!

TARGET// Take Extra 15% Off Today (Online Only)

Click on the Cyber Week Deals to See the Best Sales!

THE MINE// 30% off Sitewide

Shop some of the items in my home:

CODE: CYBER30

T3 MICRO // 25% off Everything

DATE: 11/27 – 11/28

CODE: MONDAY17

WORLD MARKET// Buy More, Save More- Up to 40% off

CODE: CYBERSALE

Abercrombie- TODAY ONLY!-  50% off Everything + Free Shipping

Must Create Free Club Membership for Offer to be Valid at Checkout.

ASOS // Black Friday Weekend- 30% off Everything

DATE: 11/22 – 11/28

CODE: EPIC30

What I purchased from ASOS Sale:

BAUBLE BAR // 30% OFF EVERYTHING

My favs, including a few of the things in my cart:

CLAIRE’S ICING // Black Friday Starts now 40% Off Almost Everything

DATE: 11/23 – 11/26

EXPRESS: 50% off everything, plus free shipping

DATE: 11/27

FINISH LINE // Use the exclusive code REWARDSTYLEBF to gain early access to 25% Off Finish Line’s Black Friday Deals! Ends 11/22 at midnight.

DATE: 11/20 – 11/22

CODE: REWARDSTYLEBF

FRANCESCA’S // Black Friday starts here. Buy one, get one 60% off all clothing, jewelry, accessories, shoes, home & gifts at francesca’s. Stay tuned for more cyber specials!

GAP // 50% off EVERYTHING

CODE: BLKFRIDAY

HORCHOW HOME // Black Friday Sale! Save up to 40% off select items + enjoy free shipping on orders $50+ with code HOLIDAY @HorchowHome

DATE: 11/22-11/26

CODE: HOLIDAY

HUNTER // Shop the Black Friday Sale alongside an exclusive offer up to 40% off a new Hunter product every day.

DATE: 11/20 – 11/27

J CREW //Take 40% off everything

DATE: 11/21 – 11/26

MADEWELL //Take 25% off everything

DATE: 11/21 – 11/26

MISSGUIDED // Own the night with the new season party collection from Missguided and get 50% off all dresses (excluding sale and CarliBybel items) using code DRESSYBABE in the US and DRESSLOVE in the UK

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An Easy, Breazy Outfit for All Occasions & The Leggings you HAVE to Have

As a Mom, I’m always looking for ways to look put together, yet still feel comfortable. I’m all about LIVABLE clothes. I see so many outfits on Insta and Pinterest that I LUV but just aren’t realistic in my everyday lifestyle. Here I’ve styled an outfit that works for so many lifestyles and SO many occasions…

First of all, IMO, there is ONE staple every girl/woman needs in her wardrobe this holiday season… a good pair (or several) of dressier leggings. Pair with a tunic, tank, jacket, tee, heel, bootie, mule, OTK boot… you name it! They’re SO versatile! These particular ones come in 4 different colors and are life changing… They suck you in in all the right places, they’re super flattering, and they’re so versatile that you can wear them to the grocery store or a friend’s or company holiday party! They also have versions in velvet, metallic options and more casual options. You can’t go wrong with any of these… (The photos are clickable, so just click the items to shop them).

These mule booties are currently on sale, as is this bag, and this necklace is on sale for under $10!

Finally, get yourself a great, neutral jacket you can throw over almost anything. My color of choice… army green. It works in all seasons, so it won’t expire come March. (Think a white tee, jeans and sandals for spring.) And it’s versatile in that it’s laid back enough to head to the mall or can be dressed up enough to head to dinner with your girlfriends. Here are some options I LUV…

Shop this entire outfit (super similar bag and shoes both on sale) by clicking any of the items below:

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