Book Birthday Wishlist!

I never used to be excited for my birthday growing up. Like any book lover, I rarely ever received BOOKS. Now that I am older and have amazing friends who also love books and reading, books for gifts are a MUST for any occasion. My birthday is this Saturday (Yay! Aries!) and I would love to treat myself to some new releases or some new-to-me authors. What do you recommend I pick up? Check out my full list here:  http://a.co/1e0Vvtu

 

Shop: Eliza and Her Monsters / Ink, Iron, and Glass / Queens of Geek / The Way You Make Me Feel / Starry Eyes / American Panda

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Galentine’s Day Gifts Under $60

What is Galentine’s Day you ask?

“Oh, it’s only the best day of the year. Every February 13th, my lady friends and I leave our husbands and our boyfriends at home, and we just come and kick it, breakfast-style. Ladies celebrating ladies. It’s like Lilith Fair, minus the angst. Plus frittatas.” – Leslie Knope

I’ve been on a Parks & Rec kick and could NOT resist creating a gift guide for this most auspicious day! So kick back and get your browser fired up for some online power shopping!

 

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Zara Winter Sale!

I hope you saved up those holiday gift cards and some Christmas cash because the ZARA  winter sale is still going strong. Clear out your wardrobe and make room for a new rotation of the best jackets, softest sweaters and flirty prints for 2018. Treat Yo Self!

 

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Fall Forecast: Velvet Crush

This autumn season is all about opulence in fashion. I love this addition of rich colors and textures to mirror the beauty we find in nature this time of year. Incorporating velvet into your seasonal wardrobe doesn’t have to be tricky. Pairing bold velvet boots with your favourite jeans or dress, trading in your go-to tee for a velvet tee or cami instead – shows that the material has what it takes to give any outfit a little EXTRA.  The velvet trend may be found in a wide variety of shops from all price points! These are just a few of my favourite pieces.

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Autumnal Vibes: Moodboard and Shopping List

“I would rather sit on a pumpkin, and have it all to myself, than be crowded on a velvet cushion.”
― Henry David Thoreau
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The season that sneaks in around the edges of August in the form of a cool breeze during the summer nights or the occasional brisk morning when out walking the pup. It lingers like an old friend during back to school season and the inevitable prep for Halloween. I always anticipate autumn weeks in advance. Florida isn’t known for it’s cool climate and those brisk autumn days are so few. It’s the time I can finally wear layers of scarves and sweaters, boots and over the knee socks, dresses and tights. It’s the time for pumpkin patches and as many outdoor activities (movies in the park, bonfires and smores!) sans bugs that we can cram into the few weeks we have it. Emma and I love to make apple cobblers, autumn stews and enjoy many cups of tea with all the windows thrown open in the house.

Autumn is in full swing, my daughter and I are all set for adventure this season. She’s old enough to remember hay rides and hunting for pumpkins, Halloween movie nights and creating our costumes. I also cannot resist making room in my closet for new autumn pieces. I’ve narrowed down my shopping list to these staples: fall floral prints, oxfords, collared tops, layered jackets, and chunky knit sweaters. I’ve seen a slow change in my own personal style since Emma came into my life. As much as I love a good trend, I really love and appreciate classic pieces that withstand the ever evolving state of fashion each year. Which does explain my current taste for vintage floral patterns and embroidered pieces. Oxfords, whether flat or heeled offer great counter balance to so much feminine print, while cable knit sweaters are often a necessity. I cannot resist pairing my vintage and embellished Peter Pan collars with cozy sweaters for a nerdy meets vintage look. I’ve already acquired a few pieces from my autumn shopping list and am sharing some of my favorites in this post as well!

 

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Fall Forecast: Embroidered Boots

What’s that? More florals you ask? Bring it on! I am really digging the embellished shoe trend for fall, especially floral embroidered boots. It’s a great way to add some texture and pop to your cozy sweaters, jeans and dresses.

Featured below are some of my favourite styles from all over the internet and what to pair with them.

 

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Target: A New Day, A New Line

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It’s no secret Target is changing it’s direction and introducing a new look to it’s stores. It started with the new kids line Cat & Jack last year and I have slowly watched their apparel and home goods move towards more timeless and chic pieces. Their latest line, A New Day launches on Target.com August 27th in stores September. I simply cannot wait! It promises to be “For the millennial woman who is passionate about her style, this is a brand that delivers current fashion and reinvented classics, interpreted for real life. The brand is focused on quality and fit, making it versatile for any occasion.” 

Jump below to view the new pieces and find out more about A New Day: Available Exclusively at Target!

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